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 May 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 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM)
Rank 66 88 55
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -33
Contract jobs citing SCCM 107 58 91
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.73% 1.59% 3.00%
As % of the Systems Management category 27.58% 18.53% 34.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 28 27
Median daily rate £424 £220 £245
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+92.50% -10.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £229 £186 £183
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £365 £345
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £300 £275
% change year-on-year
+8.33% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 17
Median hourly rate £14.63 £14.50 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.86% -30.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.33 £13.75 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.93 £15.50 £42.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £19.25
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -12.59%
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
388 313 261
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 9.92% 8.60% 8.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 194 178 118
Median daily rate £425 £432 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.67% +33.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £235 £217
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £650 £430
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 15 23
Median hourly rate £13.00 £15.00 £22.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% -34.06%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £20.19 £24.50
% change year-on-year
+73.39% -17.61%

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 May 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 May 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
Cheshire +32 51 £435 +93.33% 1
Manchester -5 44 £325 +51.16% 3
Lancashire +6 4 £375 +82.92% 1
Merseyside -10 1 £450 +130.76%
SCCM
England

SCCM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 26 May 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.

1 108 (73.47%) Windows
2 85 (57.82%) Active Directory
3 82 (55.78%) Microsoft
4 62 (42.18%) SCOM
5 61 (41.50%) Windows Server
6 57 (38.78%) Windows Server 2012
7 50 (34.01%) VMware
8 45 (30.61%) Migration
9 44 (29.93%) PowerShell
10 41 (27.89%) Security Cleared
11 37 (25.17%) MS Exchange
12 36 (24.49%) Windows 10
13 35 (23.81%) Software Engineering
13 35 (23.81%) Test Automation
14 34 (23.13%) Skype for Business
15 33 (22.45%) VMware Infrastructure
15 33 (22.45%) Citrix
15 33 (22.45%) Skype
16 32 (21.77%) SharePoint
17 31 (21.09%) SC Cleared
18 30 (20.41%) Office 365
19 28 (19.05%) MS Office
20 27 (18.37%) Data Migration
21 26 (17.69%) MS Excel
22 23 (15.65%) Linux
22 23 (15.65%) ITIL
23 22 (14.97%) SharePoint 2013
24 20 (13.61%) Windows Server 2008
24 20 (13.61%) Hyper-V
25 19 (12.93%) Windows 7

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 37 (25.17%) MS Exchange
2 34 (23.13%) Skype for Business
3 32 (21.77%) SharePoint
4 22 (14.97%) SharePoint 2013
5 8 (5.44%) Exchange Server 2010
6 7 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2013
7 6 (4.08%) Exchange Server 2007
7 6 (4.08%) IIS
8 2 (1.36%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.68%) Apache
9 1 (0.68%) Confluence
9 1 (0.68%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.68%) Tomcat
Applications
1 28 (19.05%) MS Office
2 26 (17.69%) MS Excel
3 12 (8.16%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.68%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.68%) Shockwave
Business Applications
1 1 (0.68%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 30 (20.41%) Office 365
2 18 (12.24%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (2.72%) IaaS
3 4 (2.72%) PaaS
4 3 (2.04%) SaaS
5 1 (0.68%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.68%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 33 (22.45%) Skype
2 14 (9.52%) DNS
3 11 (7.48%) DHCP
3 11 (7.48%) SAN
4 6 (4.08%) WAN
5 4 (2.72%) LAN
5 4 (2.72%) Remote Desktop
5 4 (2.72%) Unified Communications
6 3 (2.04%) PCoIP
6 3 (2.04%) Softphone
6 3 (2.04%) VoIP
7 2 (1.36%) NAS
7 2 (1.36%) Reverse Proxy
7 2 (1.36%) TCP/IP
8 1 (0.68%) Firewall
8 1 (0.68%) Internet
8 1 (0.68%) Intranet
8 1 (0.68%) Network Security
8 1 (0.68%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (6.80%) Amazon RDS
2 9 (6.12%) SQL Server
3 5 (3.40%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (3.40%) SQL Server 2014
4 4 (2.72%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (2.72%) Octopus Deploy
1 4 (2.72%) Vagrant
2 1 (0.68%) AdminStudio
2 1 (0.68%) JIRA
2 1 (0.68%) MSI
General
1 13 (8.84%) Finance
2 11 (7.48%) Local Government
3 4 (2.72%) Banking
4 3 (2.04%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.36%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.68%) French Language
6 1 (0.68%) Italian Language
6 1 (0.68%) Marketing
6 1 (0.68%) Publishing
6 1 (0.68%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 25 (17.01%) Architect
2 11 (7.48%) Analyst
2 11 (7.48%) SCCM Engineer
3 10 (6.80%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 10 (6.80%) SCCM Specialist
3 10 (6.80%) Windows Engineer
4 9 (6.12%) Designer
4 9 (6.12%) Solutions Architect
4 9 (6.12%) Support Engineer
5 8 (5.44%) Desktop Engineer
6 7 (4.76%) Server Engineer
7 6 (4.08%) 2nd Line Support
7 6 (4.08%) Linux Engineer
7 6 (4.08%) Server Specialist
7 6 (4.08%) VMware Specialist
8 5 (3.40%) Infrastructure Specialist
8 5 (3.40%) Project Manager
8 5 (3.40%) Senior Architect
8 5 (3.40%) Technical Analyst
9 4 (2.72%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.04%) Regular Expression
1 3 (2.04%) XML
2 1 (0.68%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 13 (8.84%) Data Centre
2 9 (6.12%) Fat Client
2 9 (6.12%) Thin Client
3 7 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (4.08%) PKI
5 4 (2.72%) EMC VMAX
5 4 (2.72%) HP Storage
5 4 (2.72%) Hybrid Cloud
6 3 (2.04%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (2.04%) Life Science
6 3 (2.04%) PMI
7 2 (1.36%) BYOD
8 1 (0.68%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.68%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.68%) Enterprise Storage
8 1 (0.68%) Health Informatics
8 1 (0.68%) HP StoreVirtual
8 1 (0.68%) iPad
8 1 (0.68%) iPhone
8 1 (0.68%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 108 (73.47%) Windows
2 61 (41.50%) Windows Server
3 57 (38.78%) Windows Server 2012
4 36 (24.49%) Windows 10
5 23 (15.65%) Linux
6 20 (13.61%) Windows Server 2008
7 19 (12.93%) Windows 7
8 15 (10.20%) Unix
9 10 (6.80%) Windows 8
10 9 (6.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 9 (6.12%) Solaris
11 7 (4.76%) Windows Server 2003
12 4 (2.72%) Windows XP
13 3 (2.04%) Apple iOS
13 3 (2.04%) Mac OS
13 3 (2.04%) Windows Vista
14 2 (1.36%) AIX
14 2 (1.36%) Scientific Linux
15 1 (0.68%) Android
15 1 (0.68%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (30.61%) Migration
2 35 (23.81%) Software Engineering
2 35 (23.81%) Test Automation
3 27 (18.37%) Data Migration
4 23 (15.65%) ITIL
5 12 (8.16%) Security Patching
6 10 (6.80%) Identity Management
7 8 (5.44%) Application Packaging
7 8 (5.44%) Server Patching
8 6 (4.08%) Identity Access Management
9 5 (3.40%) DevOps
9 5 (3.40%) Infrastructure Transformation
9 5 (3.40%) Patch Management
9 5 (3.40%) Service Management
9 5 (3.40%) TOGAF
10 4 (2.72%) Incident Management
10 4 (2.72%) Mentoring
10 4 (2.72%) Open Source
10 4 (2.72%) Software Deployment
10 4 (2.72%) Storage Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 44 (29.93%) PowerShell
2 13 (8.84%) SQL
3 4 (2.72%) Java
3 4 (2.72%) JavaScript
3 4 (2.72%) PHP
4 3 (2.04%) Python
4 3 (2.04%) Ruby
5 2 (1.36%) C#
6 1 (0.68%) C
Qualifications
1 41 (27.89%) Security Cleared
2 31 (21.09%) SC Cleared
3 13 (8.84%) Microsoft Certification
4 9 (6.12%) MCP
5 8 (5.44%) MCITP
6 7 (4.76%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 7 (4.76%) MCSA
7 4 (2.72%) ITIL Certification
7 4 (2.72%) RHCA
7 4 (2.72%) RHCE
8 3 (2.04%) PMI Certification
8 3 (2.04%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (1.36%) MCSE
10 1 (0.68%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (0.68%) CCNA
10 1 (0.68%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.68%) DBS Check
10 1 (0.68%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.76%) SLA
2 4 (2.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 85 (57.82%) Active Directory
2 33 (22.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (13.61%) Hyper-V
4 15 (10.20%) vSphere
5 13 (8.84%) Microsoft App-V
6 10 (6.80%) XenApp
7 6 (4.08%) VMware ESX
8 3 (2.04%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (2.04%) XenDesktop
9 2 (1.36%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 2 (1.36%) VMware Server
10 1 (0.68%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 62 (42.18%) SCOM
2 12 (8.16%) Puppet
3 11 (7.48%) SCOrch
4 6 (4.08%) WSUS
5 5 (3.40%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (2.72%) Nagios
6 4 (2.72%) Red Hat Satellite
6 4 (2.72%) vRealize
7 3 (2.04%) AirWatch
7 3 (2.04%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 3 (2.04%) HP SiteScope
7 3 (2.04%) OpenView
7 3 (2.04%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 3 (2.04%) Windows Intune
8 2 (1.36%) EMC NetWorker
8 2 (1.36%) SCVMM
9 1 (0.68%) Ansible
9 1 (0.68%) EdgeSight
9 1 (0.68%) HP Data Protector
9 1 (0.68%) vMotion
Vendors
1 82 (55.78%) Microsoft
2 50 (34.01%) VMware
3 33 (22.45%) Citrix
4 12 (8.16%) Cisco
5 10 (6.80%) HP
6 9 (6.12%) AppSense
6 9 (6.12%) Red Hat
7 6 (4.08%) EMC
8 4 (2.72%) 3PAR
8 4 (2.72%) Avaya
8 4 (2.72%) Lumension
9 3 (2.04%) Apple
9 3 (2.04%) NetApp
9 3 (2.04%) Splunk
10 2 (1.36%) Axway
10 2 (1.36%) Blue Coat
10 2 (1.36%) Dell
10 2 (1.36%) Oracle
10 2 (1.36%) Wyse
11 1 (0.68%) ProCurve
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