The table below looks at the statistics for SCCM skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SCCM over the 3 months to 24 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM)
Rank 99 55 71
Rank change year-on-year
-44 +16
Contract jobs citing SCCM 56 88 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.44% 2.84% 1.95%
As % of the Systems Management category 20.36% 31.21% 24.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 29 14
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£320 £255 £245
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.49% +4.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £181 £189 £189
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £388 £322
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £295 £308
% change year-on-year
+5.08% -4.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 18 10
Average hourly rate £14.50 £24.75 £19.02
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.41% +30.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.65 £17.40 £17.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £42.80 £38.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.06 £19.75 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-18.70% +12.85%
SCCM
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Systems Management category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region.

Systems Management Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
275 282 199
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 7.08% 9.09% 8.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 140 121 69
Average daily rate £438 £350 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +27.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £223 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £427 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 30 16
Average hourly rate £15.00 £25.00 £19.02
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.00% +31.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £18.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.41 £45.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.19 £25.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-19.26% +25.00%

SCCM
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SCCM across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Systems Management category.

SCCM Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

SCCM
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SCCM across the North West region.

SCCM Daily Rate Trend in the North West

SCCM
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SCCM across the North West region over the 3 months to 24 April 2015.

SCCM Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

SCCM
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SCCM across the North West region.

SCCM Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

SCCM
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SCCM within the North West region over the 3 months to 24 April 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -14 27 £320 -6.43% 5
Merseyside +1 19 £275 -1.78% 3
Cheshire -25 7 £278 +12.12% 3
SCCM
England

SCCM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing SCCM also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SCCM.

1 76 (69.72%) Windows
2 52 (47.71%) Active Directory
3 47 (43.12%) Microsoft
4 37 (33.94%) Windows 7
5 34 (31.19%) VMware
6 30 (27.52%) Migration
6 30 (27.52%) Citrix
7 27 (24.77%) Hyper-V
8 25 (22.94%) Windows Server 2008
9 22 (20.18%) SCOM
10 19 (17.43%) PowerShell
10 19 (17.43%) Microsoft App-V
11 18 (16.51%) DHCP
11 18 (16.51%) Windows Server 2012
12 17 (15.60%) VMware Infrastructure
12 17 (15.60%) IBM
13 16 (14.68%) ITIL
13 16 (14.68%) Remedy
14 15 (13.76%) DNS
14 15 (13.76%) Windows Server 2003
14 15 (13.76%) Netcool
14 15 (13.76%) Netcool/OMNIbus
14 15 (13.76%) Microsoft Azure
15 14 (12.84%) Windows XP
16 13 (11.93%) Office 365
17 12 (11.01%) XenApp
17 12 (11.01%) AppSense
17 12 (11.01%) Clustering
17 12 (11.01%) Oracle
17 12 (11.01%) HP

SCCM
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing SCCM also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SCCM. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 10 (9.17%) MS Exchange
2 8 (7.34%) Exchange Server 2010
2 8 (7.34%) IBM Notes
3 5 (4.59%) SharePoint
3 5 (4.59%) Exchange Server 2007
4 4 (3.67%) Exchange Server 2003
4 4 (3.67%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (1.83%) Office Communications Server
5 2 (1.83%) Lync
5 2 (1.83%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.92%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 11 (10.09%) MS Office
2 7 (6.42%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.83%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 15 (13.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (11.93%) Office 365
3 7 (6.42%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.92%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.92%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 18 (16.51%) DHCP
2 15 (13.76%) DNS
3 11 (10.09%) TCP/IP
4 10 (9.17%) WAN
4 10 (9.17%) SAN
5 6 (5.50%) Firewall
5 6 (5.50%) DMZ
5 6 (5.50%) LAN
6 4 (3.67%) VoIP
7 3 (2.75%) SMS
8 2 (1.83%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (1.83%) Wireless
8 2 (1.83%) VPN
9 1 (0.92%) Internet
9 1 (0.92%) 3G
9 1 (0.92%) NAS
9 1 (0.92%) IP Telephony
9 1 (0.92%) Cisco IOS
9 1 (0.92%) OpenScape
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (6.42%) Oracle Database
2 3 (2.75%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.83%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.92%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (0.92%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.92%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.92%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 8 (7.34%) MSI
2 2 (1.83%) AdminStudio
General
1 10 (9.17%) Finance
2 6 (5.50%) Local Government
3 3 (2.75%) Manufacturing
3 3 (2.75%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.83%) Banking
4 2 (1.83%) Retail
4 2 (1.83%) Legal
5 1 (0.92%) Electronics
5 1 (0.92%) Publishing
5 1 (0.92%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 28 (25.69%) Analyst
2 14 (12.84%) Architect
3 13 (11.93%) SCCM Specialist
4 12 (11.01%) Support Analyst
5 9 (8.26%) Applications Packager
5 9 (8.26%) 3rd Line Support
6 8 (7.34%) Support Engineer
6 8 (7.34%) Solutions Architect
7 7 (6.42%) Desktop Support
7 7 (6.42%) Wintel Analyst
8 6 (5.50%) Technical Analyst
9 5 (4.59%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 5 (4.59%) Desktop Engineer
10 4 (3.67%) Functional Tester
10 4 (3.67%) Desktop Analyst
10 4 (3.67%) Applications Tester
10 4 (3.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 4 (3.67%) Desktop Support Analyst
10 4 (3.67%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 4 (3.67%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (7.34%) Application Packaging
2 6 (5.50%) Middleware
3 2 (1.83%) XML
3 2 (1.83%) ODBC
4 1 (0.92%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 12 (11.01%) Clustering
2 7 (6.42%) Thin Client
2 7 (6.42%) Fat Client
3 6 (5.50%) Replication
4 5 (4.59%) Handset
5 3 (2.75%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.83%) Life Science
6 2 (1.83%) iPhone
6 2 (1.83%) Enterprise Storage
6 2 (1.83%) iPad
6 2 (1.83%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.83%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.92%) NHS
7 1 (0.92%) DTV
7 1 (0.92%) CLARiiON
7 1 (0.92%) Embedded Systems
7 1 (0.92%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.92%) iSeries
7 1 (0.92%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.92%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 76 (69.72%) Windows
2 37 (33.94%) Windows 7
3 25 (22.94%) Windows Server 2008
4 18 (16.51%) Windows Server 2012
5 15 (13.76%) Windows Server 2003
6 14 (12.84%) Windows XP
7 8 (7.34%) Windows 2000
8 6 (5.50%) Windows 8
9 3 (2.75%) Windows Mobile
10 2 (1.83%) UNIX
10 2 (1.83%) Windows NT
11 1 (0.92%) Linux
11 1 (0.92%) Scientific Linux
11 1 (0.92%) Android
11 1 (0.92%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.92%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (27.52%) Migration
2 16 (14.68%) ITIL
3 9 (8.26%) User Acceptance Testing
4 8 (7.34%) High Availability
4 8 (7.34%) Configuration Management
4 8 (7.34%) Disaster Recovery
4 8 (7.34%) Stakeholder Management
5 6 (5.50%) Capacity Planning
5 6 (5.50%) Performance Tuning
6 4 (3.67%) Test Scripting
6 4 (3.67%) Data Protection
6 4 (3.67%) Functional Testing
6 4 (3.67%) Project Management
7 3 (2.75%) Change Management
7 3 (2.75%) Compatibility Testing
8 2 (1.83%) Performance Management
8 2 (1.83%) Requirements Engineering
8 2 (1.83%) Root Cause Analysis
8 2 (1.83%) Service Management
8 2 (1.83%) GAP Analysis
Programming Languages
1 19 (17.43%) PowerShell
2 6 (5.50%) VBScript
3 5 (4.59%) SQL
4 3 (2.75%) VB
5 1 (0.92%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.92%) C#
5 1 (0.92%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (3.67%) Security Cleared
1 4 (3.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (2.75%) MCP
3 2 (1.83%) MCITP
3 2 (1.83%) SC Cleared
3 2 (1.83%) MCSA
4 1 (0.92%) A+ Certification
4 1 (0.92%) CCA
4 1 (0.92%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (0.92%) MCSE
4 1 (0.92%) MCDST
4 1 (0.92%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (5.50%) QA
3 1 (0.92%) SLA
System Software
1 52 (47.71%) Active Directory
2 27 (24.77%) Hyper-V
3 19 (17.43%) Microsoft App-V
4 17 (15.60%) VMware Infrastructure
5 12 (11.01%) XenApp
6 7 (6.42%) DFS Replication
7 6 (5.50%) Xen
7 6 (5.50%) Firmware
8 5 (4.59%) BitLocker
9 4 (3.67%) VMware ESXi
10 3 (2.75%) XenDesktop
11 2 (1.83%) vSphere
11 2 (1.83%) VMware ESX
12 1 (0.92%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 22 (20.18%) SCOM
2 15 (13.76%) Netcool
2 15 (13.76%) Netcool/OMNIbus
3 6 (5.50%) SCVMM
4 3 (2.75%) MOM
4 3 (2.75%) WSUS
5 2 (1.83%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 2 (1.83%) AirWatch
5 2 (1.83%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (1.83%) Tivoli
5 2 (1.83%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (0.92%) Nagios
6 1 (0.92%) SCOrch
6 1 (0.92%) Puppet
Vendors
1 47 (43.12%) Microsoft
2 34 (31.19%) VMware
3 30 (27.52%) Citrix
4 17 (15.60%) IBM
5 16 (14.68%) Remedy
6 12 (11.01%) AppSense
6 12 (11.01%) Oracle
6 12 (11.01%) HP
7 11 (10.09%) EMC
8 8 (7.34%) Lotus
9 7 (6.42%) SAP
9 7 (6.42%) Dell
10 6 (5.50%) Wyse
11 4 (3.67%) Cisco
11 4 (3.67%) NetApp
12 2 (1.83%) Brocade
12 2 (1.83%) SolarWinds
12 2 (1.83%) McAfee
12 2 (1.83%) Sun
12 2 (1.83%) Juniper
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