The first table below looks at the demand 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 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Systems Management category for the North West region.

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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM)
Rank 57 61 97
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +36
Contract jobs citing SCCM 83 72 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.75% 2.66% 1.39%
As % of the Systems Management category 38.07% 30.90% 18.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 27 16
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£255 £275 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.27% -9.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £156 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £335 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £320 £300
% change year-on-year
-9.37% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 17 10
Average hourly rate £22.00 £31.56 £15.87
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.28% +98.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £20.50 £14.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.56 £44.94 £37.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £20.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-24.39% +2.50%
Systems Management Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
218 233 237
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 7.23% 8.60% 7.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 105 102 87
Average daily rate £300 £315 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £206 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
-0.73% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 23 17
Average hourly rate £22.00 £32.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.30% +116.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.61 £21.80 £14.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.78 £44.90 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.06 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-6.69% +22.85%
SCCM
England

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 29 July 2014.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SCCM across the North West region over the 3 months to 29 July 2014.

SCCM Hourly Rate Histogram 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 29 July 2014. 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 -3 25 £225 -6.25% 8
Cheshire +4 23 £245 -10.90% 1
Lancashire -12 21 £265 -18.46%
Merseyside +14 10 £350 +27.27% 1
SCCM
England

SCCM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, 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.

1 161 (92.53%) Windows
2 102 (58.62%) Active Directory
3 94 (54.02%) Windows 7
4 85 (48.85%) Microsoft
5 77 (44.25%) Citrix
6 59 (33.91%) Security Cleared
7 54 (31.03%) SC Cleared
8 53 (30.46%) Microsoft App-V
9 51 (29.31%) Windows XP
10 48 (27.59%) AppSense
11 42 (24.14%) MS Office
12 40 (22.99%) Windows Server 2003
12 40 (22.99%) Windows Server 2008
13 36 (20.69%) DHCP
14 35 (20.11%) VMware
14 35 (20.11%) SCOM
15 34 (19.54%) Windows Vista
15 34 (19.54%) DNS
16 33 (18.97%) CA
17 32 (18.39%) Migration
18 31 (17.82%) Software Deployment
19 30 (17.24%) Blackberry
19 30 (17.24%) SLA
20 29 (16.67%) ITIL
20 29 (16.67%) Hyper-V
21 27 (15.52%) PowerShell
22 26 (14.94%) Lumension
23 25 (14.37%) Application Packaging
24 20 (11.49%) XenApp
25 18 (10.34%) Clustering

SCCM
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, 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 14 (8.05%) MS Exchange
2 12 (6.90%) SharePoint
3 6 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (2.87%) IIS
4 5 (2.87%) SharePoint 2010
5 4 (2.30%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (1.72%) Lync
7 1 (0.57%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.57%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (0.57%) MS Project Server
7 1 (0.57%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 42 (24.14%) MS Office
2 16 (9.20%) MS Excel
3 6 (3.45%) MS Project
4 2 (1.15%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (2.87%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.57%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.57%) PaaS
1 1 (0.57%) Office 365
1 1 (0.57%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 36 (20.69%) DHCP
2 34 (19.54%) DNS
3 14 (8.05%) SMS
3 14 (8.05%) SAN
4 12 (6.90%) LAN
4 12 (6.90%) WAN
5 9 (5.17%) TCP/IP
5 9 (5.17%) Wireless
6 8 (4.60%) 3G
7 7 (4.02%) VPN
7 7 (4.02%) Wi-Fi
8 6 (3.45%) Firewall
9 4 (2.30%) IPsec
9 4 (2.30%) VLAN
10 2 (1.15%) Cisco ASA
10 2 (1.15%) VoIP
10 2 (1.15%) Cisco Nexus
11 1 (0.57%) SSL
11 1 (0.57%) NAS
11 1 (0.57%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.72%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.15%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (1.15%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.57%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 14 (8.05%) MSI
2 8 (4.60%) AdminStudio
3 4 (2.30%) Wise Package Studio
4 3 (1.72%) InstallShield
5 1 (0.57%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 12 (6.90%) Local Government
2 6 (3.45%) Finance
3 4 (2.30%) Banking
4 3 (1.72%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.15%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.57%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 37 (21.26%) Support Engineer
2 34 (19.54%) Desktop Support
2 34 (19.54%) Desktop Engineer
3 24 (13.79%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 21 (12.07%) Applications Packager
5 16 (9.20%) Analyst
6 11 (6.32%) Wintel Analyst
7 10 (5.75%) Wintel Engineer
7 10 (5.75%) Administrator
8 9 (5.17%) 3rd Line Support
8 9 (5.17%) 2nd Line Support
8 9 (5.17%) Consultant
8 9 (5.17%) SCCM Administrator
9 7 (4.02%) Architect
10 6 (3.45%) Server Engineer
10 6 (3.45%) Infrastructure Architect
11 5 (2.87%) Deployment Engineer
11 5 (2.87%) SCCM Consultant
11 5 (2.87%) Project Manager
12 4 (2.30%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (14.37%) Application Packaging
2 3 (1.72%) Software Packaging
3 2 (1.15%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 30 (17.24%) Blackberry
2 18 (10.34%) Clustering
3 7 (4.02%) Smartcard
4 5 (2.87%) Tandem
5 4 (2.30%) PDA
6 3 (1.72%) Thin Client
6 3 (1.72%) Fat Client
7 2 (1.15%) FMCG
7 2 (1.15%) Replication
8 1 (0.57%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.57%) Firmware
8 1 (0.57%) Life Science
8 1 (0.57%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 161 (92.53%) Windows
2 94 (54.02%) Windows 7
3 51 (29.31%) Windows XP
4 40 (22.99%) Windows Server 2003
4 40 (22.99%) Windows Server 2008
5 34 (19.54%) Windows Vista
6 11 (6.32%) Windows 8
6 11 (6.32%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (1.72%) Linux
7 3 (1.72%) Windows 2000
8 2 (1.15%) UNIX
8 2 (1.15%) Solaris
9 1 (0.57%) AIX
9 1 (0.57%) Windows NT
9 1 (0.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (18.39%) Migration
2 31 (17.82%) Software Deployment
3 29 (16.67%) ITIL
4 13 (7.47%) TQM
5 7 (4.02%) Project Management
5 7 (4.02%) Problem Management
6 6 (3.45%) High Availability
7 5 (2.87%) Change Control
7 5 (2.87%) Compatibility Testing
7 5 (2.87%) Service Delivery
7 5 (2.87%) CRM
8 4 (2.30%) PRINCE2
8 4 (2.30%) Service Management
8 4 (2.30%) Disaster Recovery
8 4 (2.30%) User Acceptance Testing
8 4 (2.30%) Product Management
9 3 (1.72%) Customer Engagement
9 3 (1.72%) Release Management
9 3 (1.72%) Web Development
10 2 (1.15%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 27 (15.52%) PowerShell
2 15 (8.62%) VBScript
3 13 (7.47%) VB
4 11 (6.32%) SQL
5 1 (0.57%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 59 (33.91%) Security Cleared
2 54 (31.03%) SC Cleared
3 15 (8.62%) Microsoft Certification
4 10 (5.75%) MCITP
5 8 (4.60%) MCP
5 8 (4.60%) MCSE
6 6 (3.45%) MCTS
7 5 (2.87%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (2.30%) MCSA
9 3 (1.72%) ISEB
9 3 (1.72%) Degree
10 2 (1.15%) PMP
10 2 (1.15%) PMI Certification
10 2 (1.15%) DV Cleared
11 1 (0.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 1 (0.57%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 1 (0.57%) CCA
11 1 (0.57%) Citrix Certification
11 1 (0.57%) Cisco Certification
11 1 (0.57%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (17.24%) SLA
2 1 (0.57%) QA
System Software
1 102 (58.62%) Active Directory
2 53 (30.46%) Microsoft App-V
3 29 (16.67%) Hyper-V
4 20 (11.49%) XenApp
5 14 (8.05%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (1.72%) vSphere
6 3 (1.72%) Forefront TMG
7 2 (1.15%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 2 (1.15%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 2 (1.15%) Terminal Server
7 2 (1.15%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.57%) XenServer
8 1 (0.57%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.57%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 35 (20.11%) SCOM
2 7 (4.02%) WSUS
3 6 (3.45%) Business Desktop Deployment
3 6 (3.45%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 5 (2.87%) SCVMM
4 5 (2.87%) Backup Exec
4 5 (2.87%) SCSM
5 4 (2.30%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 4 (2.30%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 3 (1.72%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.57%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.57%) EMC NetWorker
7 1 (0.57%) OpenView
7 1 (0.57%) ZENworks
7 1 (0.57%) SAP Afaria
7 1 (0.57%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 85 (48.85%) Microsoft
2 77 (44.25%) Citrix
3 48 (27.59%) AppSense
4 35 (20.11%) VMware
5 33 (18.97%) CA
6 26 (14.94%) Lumension
7 16 (9.20%) HP
8 15 (8.62%) Cisco
9 9 (5.17%) Symantec
10 5 (2.87%) Remedy
10 5 (2.87%) Wyse
11 4 (2.30%) Sophos
11 4 (2.30%) 3PAR
11 4 (2.30%) Acronis
11 4 (2.30%) Oracle
11 4 (2.30%) Avaya
12 3 (1.72%) McAfee
13 2 (1.15%) Veeam
13 2 (1.15%) MobileIron
13 2 (1.15%) NetApp
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