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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SCCM over the 3 months to 26 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM)
Rank 97 112 71
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -41
Contract jobs citing SCCM 61 60 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.72% 1.36% 2.13%
As % of the Systems Management category 18.26% 19.11% 30.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 36 28
Median daily rate £325 £265 £265
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.64% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £177 £138 £171
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £513 £410
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
- -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 14 19
Median hourly rate £14.75 £11.50 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.26% -43.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.35 £11.50 £13.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.75 £22.60 £31.56
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.13 £13.73 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+24.74% -21.55%
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
334 314 223
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 9.43% 7.10% 6.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 204 182 115
Median daily rate £400 £381 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.91% +22.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 14 28
Median hourly rate £20.73 £11.75 £20.06
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+76.42% -41.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.70 £11.50 £13.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £25.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.50 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+32.50% -11.11%

SCCM
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing SCCM as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 26 September 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SCCM within the North West region over the 3 months to 26 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +7 34 £285 +12.87% 9
Cheshire -3 13 £488 +47.72%
Lancashire - 7 £305 -
Merseyside 0 3 £425 +112.50%
SCCM
England

SCCM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 26 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing SCCM also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for SCCM.

1 91 (71.65%) Windows
2 75 (59.06%) Active Directory
3 73 (57.48%) Microsoft
4 48 (37.80%) Windows Server
5 38 (29.92%) VMware
6 34 (26.77%) ITIL
7 33 (25.98%) Windows Server 2012
8 32 (25.20%) Office 365
8 32 (25.20%) SCOM
8 32 (25.20%) Windows Server 2008
9 31 (24.41%) Windows 10
10 28 (22.05%) VMware Infrastructure
11 26 (20.47%) Windows Server 2003
12 23 (18.11%) Citrix
13 21 (16.54%) Cisco
13 21 (16.54%) PowerShell
14 20 (15.75%) Windows 7
15 19 (14.96%) Migration
16 18 (14.17%) Microsoft Certification
17 16 (12.60%) SAN
17 16 (12.60%) MS PowerPoint
17 16 (12.60%) WSUS
18 15 (11.81%) MS Excel
18 15 (11.81%) MS Exchange
18 15 (11.81%) LAN
19 14 (11.02%) Linux
19 14 (11.02%) Microsoft Azure
20 13 (10.24%) HP
21 12 (9.45%) SharePoint
21 12 (9.45%) Security Patching

SCCM
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 15 (11.81%) MS Exchange
2 12 (9.45%) SharePoint
2 12 (9.45%) Skype for Business
3 4 (3.15%) IIS
3 4 (3.15%) SharePoint 2013
4 3 (2.36%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (2.36%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (1.57%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (1.57%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.79%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.79%) IBM Notes
6 1 (0.79%) JBoss
Applications
1 16 (12.60%) MS PowerPoint
2 15 (11.81%) MS Excel
3 11 (8.66%) MS Office
4 5 (3.94%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 32 (25.20%) Office 365
2 14 (11.02%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (3.15%) Azure Active Directory
4 3 (2.36%) IaaS
5 2 (1.57%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (1.57%) PaaS
5 2 (1.57%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (12.60%) SAN
2 15 (11.81%) LAN
3 11 (8.66%) DNS
4 10 (7.87%) DHCP
4 10 (7.87%) Skype
5 9 (7.09%) VoIP
5 9 (7.09%) WAN
6 8 (6.30%) Firewall
7 7 (5.51%) TCP/IP
8 6 (4.72%) Softphone
8 6 (4.72%) Unified Communications
9 5 (3.94%) IP Telephony
9 5 (3.94%) VPN
10 3 (2.36%) Cisco Nexus
10 3 (2.36%) Network Security
10 3 (2.36%) PCoIP
10 3 (2.36%) Remote Desktop
10 3 (2.36%) Symposium
10 3 (2.36%) Wireless
11 2 (1.57%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (7.87%) SQL Server
2 8 (6.30%) Amazon RDS
3 3 (2.36%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (1.57%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (0.79%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 4 (3.15%) Octopus Deploy
1 4 (3.15%) Vagrant
2 1 (0.79%) AdminStudio
General
1 10 (7.87%) Finance
2 4 (3.15%) Banking
2 4 (3.15%) Local Government
3 2 (1.57%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.79%) Back Office
4 1 (0.79%) French Language
4 1 (0.79%) Italian Language
4 1 (0.79%) Marketing
4 1 (0.79%) Publishing
4 1 (0.79%) Spanish Language
4 1 (0.79%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 21 (16.54%) Architect
2 18 (14.17%) Analyst
3 12 (9.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 10 (7.87%) Consultant
4 10 (7.87%) Senior Architect
4 10 (7.87%) Solutions Architect
5 9 (7.09%) SCCM Consultant
5 9 (7.09%) SCCM Engineer
5 9 (7.09%) Technical Analyst
6 8 (6.30%) Senior Analyst
6 8 (6.30%) Senior Technical Analyst
6 8 (6.30%) Support Engineer
6 8 (6.30%) Windows Engineer
7 7 (5.51%) Project Manager
8 6 (4.72%) Senior Solutions Architect
9 5 (3.94%) 1st Line Support
9 5 (3.94%) Service Desk Analyst
9 5 (3.94%) Technical Architect
9 5 (3.94%) Windows Administrator
9 5 (3.94%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.36%) Regular Expression
1 3 (2.36%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (9.45%) Data Centre
2 6 (4.72%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (4.72%) PKI
3 5 (3.94%) Fat Client
3 5 (3.94%) Thin Client
4 4 (3.15%) Clustering
5 3 (2.36%) Hybrid Cloud
5 3 (2.36%) User Experience
6 2 (1.57%) BYOD
6 2 (1.57%) Life Science
6 2 (1.57%) NHS
7 1 (0.79%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.79%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.79%) FlexPod
7 1 (0.79%) Informatics
7 1 (0.79%) iPad
7 1 (0.79%) iPhone
7 1 (0.79%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.79%) Replication
7 1 (0.79%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 91 (71.65%) Windows
2 48 (37.80%) Windows Server
3 33 (25.98%) Windows Server 2012
4 32 (25.20%) Windows Server 2008
5 31 (24.41%) Windows 10
6 26 (20.47%) Windows Server 2003
7 20 (15.75%) Windows 7
8 14 (11.02%) Linux
9 10 (7.87%) Unix
10 9 (7.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 9 (7.09%) Solaris
11 8 (6.30%) Windows XP
12 3 (2.36%) Windows 8
13 2 (1.57%) AIX
13 2 (1.57%) Windows 2000
14 1 (0.79%) Android
14 1 (0.79%) CentOS
14 1 (0.79%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.79%) Windows 2000 Server
14 1 (0.79%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (26.77%) ITIL
2 19 (14.96%) Migration
3 12 (9.45%) Patch Management
3 12 (9.45%) Security Patching
4 9 (7.09%) TOGAF
4 9 (7.09%) Virtual Environments
5 7 (5.51%) Application Packaging
6 6 (4.72%) Software Engineering
7 5 (3.94%) Data Migration
7 5 (3.94%) Disaster Recovery
7 5 (3.94%) Infrastructure Management
7 5 (3.94%) Infrastructure Transformation
7 5 (3.94%) Performance Tuning
7 5 (3.94%) Test Automation
8 4 (3.15%) DevOps
8 4 (3.15%) Network Monitoring
8 4 (3.15%) Software Deployment
8 4 (3.15%) Storage Virtualisation
8 4 (3.15%) Technical Analysis
8 4 (3.15%) Threat Analysis
Programming Languages
1 21 (16.54%) PowerShell
2 11 (8.66%) SQL
3 4 (3.15%) Java
3 4 (3.15%) JavaScript
3 4 (3.15%) PHP
4 3 (2.36%) Python
4 3 (2.36%) Ruby
5 1 (0.79%) C
Qualifications
1 18 (14.17%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (8.66%) MCP
2 11 (8.66%) Security Cleared
3 10 (7.87%) ITIL Certification
4 8 (6.30%) CCNA
4 8 (6.30%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (5.51%) MCSE
6 6 (4.72%) MCSA
7 5 (3.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 4 (3.15%) DBS Check
8 4 (3.15%) MCITP
9 3 (2.36%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 3 (2.36%) SC Cleared
10 2 (1.57%) BPSS Clearance
11 1 (0.79%) Degree
11 1 (0.79%) DV Cleared
11 1 (0.79%) MCDST
11 1 (0.79%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (7.09%) SLA
2 8 (6.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.79%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 75 (59.06%) Active Directory
2 28 (22.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (8.66%) XenApp
4 10 (7.87%) Hyper-V
5 7 (5.51%) VMware ESX
5 7 (5.51%) vSphere
6 5 (3.94%) XenDesktop
7 3 (2.36%) Virtual Desktop
7 3 (2.36%) Virtual Servers
8 2 (1.57%) BitLocker
8 2 (1.57%) DFS Replication
8 2 (1.57%) Firmware
8 2 (1.57%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (1.57%) VMware Server
9 1 (0.79%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 1 (0.79%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.79%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.79%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.79%) Xen
Systems Management
1 32 (25.20%) SCOM
2 16 (12.60%) WSUS
3 7 (5.51%) McAfee ePO
3 7 (5.51%) Puppet
3 7 (5.51%) SCOrch
4 6 (4.72%) Backup Exec
5 5 (3.94%) SCVMM
6 4 (3.15%) Microsoft Clustering
6 4 (3.15%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (2.36%) EMC NetWorker
7 3 (2.36%) HP SiteScope
7 3 (2.36%) Nagios
8 2 (1.57%) Microsoft Intune
8 2 (1.57%) Norton AntiVirus
8 2 (1.57%) SCSM
8 2 (1.57%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 1 (0.79%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 1 (0.79%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 1 (0.79%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 1 (0.79%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 73 (57.48%) Microsoft
2 38 (29.92%) VMware
3 23 (18.11%) Citrix
4 21 (16.54%) Cisco
5 13 (10.24%) HP
6 10 (7.87%) Dell
7 8 (6.30%) Red Hat
8 7 (5.51%) Intel Security
8 7 (5.51%) Symantec
9 5 (3.94%) NetApp
10 4 (3.15%) Altiris
10 4 (3.15%) Canon
11 3 (2.36%) Apple
11 3 (2.36%) AppSense
11 3 (2.36%) Avaya
11 3 (2.36%) EMC
11 3 (2.36%) SolarWinds
11 3 (2.36%) Splunk
12 2 (1.57%) Oracle
12 2 (1.57%) Veeam
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