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 25 February 2017 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
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM)
England / North West
Rank 109 121 91
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -30
Contract jobs citing SCCM 28 39 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.08% 1.02% 1.62%
As % of the Systems Management category 11.02% 16.25% 21.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 20 27
Median daily rate £300 £313 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% +0.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £237 £191
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £400 £485
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £290 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -7.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 11 1
Median hourly rate £15.00 £20.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% -20.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.25 £20.00 £16.03
% change year-on-year
-13.75% +24.78%

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
254 240 253
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 9.79% 6.26% 7.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 157 130 119
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £189
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £370
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +8.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 14 6
Median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £13.00 £12.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.70 £43.00 £35.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £28.25 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-25.66% +25.55%

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 25 February 2017.

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 25 February 2017. 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 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 +34 15 £350 +30.23%
Merseyside 0 6 £163 -56.66% 1
Manchester +11 5 £133 -17.18% 2
Lancashire +9 1 £263 -25.00%
SCCM
England

SCCM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 25 February 2017, 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 61 (71.76%) Windows
2 57 (67.06%) Microsoft
3 48 (56.47%) Active Directory
4 32 (37.65%) Citrix
5 26 (30.59%) Windows Server
6 24 (28.24%) ITIL
7 23 (27.06%) Windows 10
8 22 (25.88%) VMware
9 21 (24.71%) Windows 7
10 20 (23.53%) Windows Server 2012
10 20 (23.53%) Intel Security
11 17 (20.00%) WSUS
12 16 (18.82%) McAfee ePO
12 16 (18.82%) Office 365
12 16 (18.82%) Finance
13 14 (16.47%) Windows Server 2008
14 13 (15.29%) XenDesktop
15 12 (14.12%) VMware Infrastructure
15 12 (14.12%) SCOM
15 12 (14.12%) Software Deployment
15 12 (14.12%) Cisco
15 12 (14.12%) LAN
16 11 (12.94%) Windows Server 2003
16 11 (12.94%) Banking
17 10 (11.76%) MS Excel
17 10 (11.76%) AppSense
18 9 (10.59%) MS Office
18 9 (10.59%) DNS
18 9 (10.59%) PowerShell
19 8 (9.41%) Data Centre

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 8 (9.41%) MS Exchange
2 6 (7.06%) SharePoint
2 6 (7.06%) Skype for Business
3 3 (3.53%) IIS
4 2 (2.35%) Exchange Server 5.5
5 1 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 10 (11.76%) MS Excel
2 9 (10.59%) MS Office
3 3 (3.53%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (3.53%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 16 (18.82%) Office 365
2 5 (5.88%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (3.53%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (2.35%) IaaS
5 1 (1.18%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (1.18%) G Suite
5 1 (1.18%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 12 (14.12%) LAN
2 9 (10.59%) DNS
3 8 (9.41%) Firewall
4 7 (8.24%) DHCP
4 7 (8.24%) SAN
4 7 (8.24%) VPN
5 6 (7.06%) WAN
6 5 (5.88%) TCP/IP
7 4 (4.71%) SSL
8 3 (3.53%) Softphone
8 3 (3.53%) Symposium
8 3 (3.53%) VoIP
9 2 (2.35%) 3G
9 2 (2.35%) Cisco ASA
9 2 (2.35%) Internet
9 2 (2.35%) IP Telephony
9 2 (2.35%) IPv4
9 2 (2.35%) Network Security
9 2 (2.35%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (2.35%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.71%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (2.35%) MSI
1 2 (2.35%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.18%) Log4j
General
1 16 (18.82%) Finance
2 11 (12.94%) Banking
3 5 (5.88%) Local Government
4 3 (3.53%) Investment Banking
5 2 (2.35%) Back Office
6 1 (1.18%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 15 (17.65%) Consultant
2 9 (10.59%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 8 (9.41%) 2nd Line Support
3 8 (9.41%) Desktop Support
3 8 (9.41%) Windows Engineer
4 7 (8.24%) Architect
4 7 (8.24%) SCCM Engineer
4 7 (8.24%) Support Engineer
5 6 (7.06%) 3rd Line Support
5 6 (7.06%) Active Directory Engineer
5 6 (7.06%) Active Directory Support
6 5 (5.88%) 1st/2nd Line Support
6 5 (5.88%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
6 5 (5.88%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 5 (5.88%) Analyst
6 5 (5.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 5 (5.88%) SCCM Consultant
6 5 (5.88%) Technical Architect
7 4 (4.71%) 1st/2nd Line Desktop Support
7 4 (4.71%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.53%) Web Services
2 1 (1.18%) JAX-RPC
2 1 (1.18%) REST
2 1 (1.18%) SOAP
2 1 (1.18%) WSDL
2 1 (1.18%) XML
2 1 (1.18%) XSL
2 1 (1.18%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 8 (9.41%) Data Centre
2 5 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (5.88%) Fat Client
2 5 (5.88%) Thin Client
3 4 (4.71%) User Experience
4 3 (3.53%) Management Information System
4 3 (3.53%) Mobile App
5 2 (2.35%) BYOD
5 2 (2.35%) Public Cloud
5 2 (2.35%) Smartphone
6 1 (1.18%) AS400
6 1 (1.18%) Driving Licence
6 1 (1.18%) NHS
6 1 (1.18%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 61 (71.76%) Windows
2 26 (30.59%) Windows Server
3 23 (27.06%) Windows 10
4 21 (24.71%) Windows 7
5 20 (23.53%) Windows Server 2012
6 14 (16.47%) Windows Server 2008
7 11 (12.94%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (4.71%) Apple iOS
9 3 (3.53%) Android
9 3 (3.53%) Linux
9 3 (3.53%) Windows 8
9 3 (3.53%) Windows XP
10 2 (2.35%) Unix
11 1 (1.18%) Mac OS
11 1 (1.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (1.18%) Solaris
11 1 (1.18%) Windows 2000
11 1 (1.18%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (28.24%) ITIL
2 12 (14.12%) Software Deployment
3 8 (9.41%) Migration
4 7 (8.24%) Service Management
5 6 (7.06%) PRINCE2
5 6 (7.06%) Time Management
6 4 (4.71%) Capacity Planning
6 4 (4.71%) Incident Management
6 4 (4.71%) Mobile Device Management
6 4 (4.71%) Network Monitoring
6 4 (4.71%) Performance Tuning
6 4 (4.71%) Service Delivery
6 4 (4.71%) Threat Analysis
7 3 (3.53%) Application Discovery
7 3 (3.53%) Application Packaging
7 3 (3.53%) Infrastructure Management
7 3 (3.53%) Multi-Factor Authentication
7 3 (3.53%) Technical Analysis
8 2 (2.35%) Problem Management
8 2 (2.35%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 9 (10.59%) PowerShell
2 4 (4.71%) SQL
3 2 (2.35%) VB
3 2 (2.35%) VB6
3 2 (2.35%) VBScript
4 1 (1.18%) Java
Qualifications
1 7 (8.24%) CCNA
1 7 (8.24%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (7.06%) MCSE
2 6 (7.06%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (4.71%) Security Cleared
4 3 (3.53%) SC Cleared
4 3 (3.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (1.18%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (1.18%) DBS Check
5 1 (1.18%) Degree
5 1 (1.18%) MCP
5 1 (1.18%) MCSA
5 1 (1.18%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.53%) SLA
2 2 (2.35%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 48 (56.47%) Active Directory
2 13 (15.29%) XenDesktop
3 12 (14.12%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (8.24%) VMware ESX
5 6 (7.06%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 5 (5.88%) XenApp
7 4 (4.71%) BitLocker
7 4 (4.71%) Microsoft App-V
7 4 (4.71%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (4.71%) vSphere
8 3 (3.53%) Virtual Desktop
8 3 (3.53%) Virtual Servers
9 2 (2.35%) Hyper-V
9 2 (2.35%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 2 (2.35%) VMware GSX
Systems Management
1 17 (20.00%) WSUS
2 16 (18.82%) McAfee ePO
3 12 (14.12%) SCOM
4 4 (4.71%) SCOrch
4 4 (4.71%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 3 (3.53%) Backup Exec
5 3 (3.53%) SCSM
6 2 (2.35%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 2 (2.35%) Microsoft Intune
6 2 (2.35%) MOM
6 2 (2.35%) Sysprep
7 1 (1.18%) AirWatch
7 1 (1.18%) DameWare
7 1 (1.18%) Microsoft Clustering
7 1 (1.18%) Nagios
7 1 (1.18%) SCVMM
7 1 (1.18%) vRealize
Vendors
1 57 (67.06%) Microsoft
2 32 (37.65%) Citrix
3 22 (25.88%) VMware
4 20 (23.53%) Intel Security
5 12 (14.12%) Cisco
6 10 (11.76%) AppSense
7 8 (9.41%) Dell
8 5 (5.88%) HP
9 4 (4.71%) Apple
9 4 (4.71%) Sophos
9 4 (4.71%) Veeam
10 3 (3.53%) Canon
10 3 (3.53%) EqualLogic
10 3 (3.53%) NetApp
10 3 (3.53%) SolarWinds
10 3 (3.53%) Symantec
11 2 (2.35%) Forcepoint
11 2 (2.35%) Fortinet
11 2 (2.35%) Motorola
11 2 (2.35%) Wyse