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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM)
Rank 87 53 74
Rank change year-on-year
-34 +21
Contract jobs citing SCCM 61 90 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.66% 2.98% 2.12%
As % of the Systems Management category 21.63% 34.62% 25.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 26 17
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.18% +2.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £189 £181 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £346 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £275 £300
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 17 14
Average hourly rate £14.50 £21.00 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.95% +2.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.75 £16.00 £17.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £42.90 £44.18
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.83 £19.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-13.71% +11.42%
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
282 260 197
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 7.68% 8.60% 8.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 163 117 73
Average daily rate £438 £350 £314
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +11.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £222 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 26 15
Average hourly rate £15.00 £25.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.00% +16.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £16.80 £17.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.41 £45.00 £44.90
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 22 May 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 22 May 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 +3 37 £215 -31.96% 11
Cheshire -26 12 £225 -8.16% 10
Merseyside -6 7 £198 - 1
Lancashire -22 1 £205 -4.65%
SCCM
England

SCCM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 82 (70.69%) Windows
2 56 (48.28%) Active Directory
3 54 (46.55%) Microsoft
4 45 (38.79%) VMware
5 39 (33.62%) Windows 7
6 37 (31.90%) Citrix
7 36 (31.03%) Migration
8 30 (25.86%) Hyper-V
9 23 (19.83%) VMware Infrastructure
10 22 (18.97%) Windows Server 2008
11 21 (18.10%) SCOM
12 18 (15.52%) XenApp
12 18 (15.52%) MS Exchange
13 16 (13.79%) Exchange Server 2010
14 15 (12.93%) Microsoft App-V
14 15 (12.93%) IBM
15 14 (12.07%) Remedy
15 14 (12.07%) DHCP
15 14 (12.07%) DNS
15 14 (12.07%) Office 365
16 13 (11.21%) PowerShell
16 13 (11.21%) User Acceptance Testing
16 13 (11.21%) AppSense
16 13 (11.21%) SAN
16 13 (11.21%) Finance
16 13 (11.21%) Windows Server 2003
16 13 (11.21%) Netcool
16 13 (11.21%) Netcool/OMNIbus
16 13 (11.21%) Windows Server 2012
17 12 (10.34%) Wyse

SCCM
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 18 (15.52%) MS Exchange
2 16 (13.79%) Exchange Server 2010
3 11 (9.48%) Exchange Server 2013
4 10 (8.62%) IBM Notes
5 5 (4.31%) Exchange Server 2007
5 5 (4.31%) SharePoint
6 4 (3.45%) Lync
6 4 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (1.72%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 2 (1.72%) TPMS
7 2 (1.72%) Office Communications Server
8 1 (0.86%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 9 (7.76%) MS Office
2 7 (6.03%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.72%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 14 (12.07%) Office 365
2 10 (8.62%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (6.03%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.86%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.86%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.86%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 14 (12.07%) DHCP
1 14 (12.07%) DNS
2 13 (11.21%) SAN
3 10 (8.62%) WAN
4 6 (5.17%) TCP/IP
4 6 (5.17%) Firewall
5 5 (4.31%) LAN
6 4 (3.45%) VoIP
7 2 (1.72%) SMS
7 2 (1.72%) VPN
7 2 (1.72%) Wireless
7 2 (1.72%) NAS
8 1 (0.86%) IP Telephony
8 1 (0.86%) Cisco IOS
8 1 (0.86%) Internet
8 1 (0.86%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (0.86%) DMZ
8 1 (0.86%) OpenScape
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (6.03%) Oracle Database
2 3 (2.59%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.72%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.86%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.86%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (0.86%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.86%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 6 (5.17%) MSI
2 1 (0.86%) AdminStudio
General
1 13 (11.21%) Finance
2 4 (3.45%) Manufacturing
2 4 (3.45%) Local Government
3 3 (2.59%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.72%) Law
4 2 (1.72%) Banking
4 2 (1.72%) Retail
5 1 (0.86%) Marketing
5 1 (0.86%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.86%) Legal
5 1 (0.86%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 24 (20.69%) Analyst
2 15 (12.93%) Architect
3 14 (12.07%) Support Engineer
4 13 (11.21%) Support Analyst
5 12 (10.34%) 3rd Line Support
6 11 (9.48%) SCCM Specialist
7 10 (8.62%) Solutions Architect
7 10 (8.62%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 10 (8.62%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 7 (6.03%) Technical Analyst
8 7 (6.03%) Technical Engineer
8 7 (6.03%) 2nd Line Support
8 7 (6.03%) Desktop Support
9 5 (4.31%) Desktop Engineer
9 5 (4.31%) Applications Packager
10 4 (3.45%) Help Desk Analyst
10 4 (3.45%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 4 (3.45%) Tester
10 4 (3.45%) Build Engineer
10 4 (3.45%) Desktop Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (5.17%) Middleware
2 5 (4.31%) Application Packaging
3 2 (1.72%) ODBC
4 1 (0.86%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 11 (9.48%) Fat Client
1 11 (9.48%) Thin Client
2 7 (6.03%) Replication
3 5 (4.31%) Clustering
4 4 (3.45%) Handset
5 3 (2.59%) Life Science
5 3 (2.59%) NHS
5 3 (2.59%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.72%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.72%) Blackberry
6 2 (1.72%) iPhone
6 2 (1.72%) Embedded Systems
6 2 (1.72%) iPad
6 2 (1.72%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (0.86%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.86%) CLARiiON
7 1 (0.86%) iSeries
7 1 (0.86%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.86%) DTV
7 1 (0.86%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 82 (70.69%) Windows
2 39 (33.62%) Windows 7
3 22 (18.97%) Windows Server 2008
4 13 (11.21%) Windows Server 2003
4 13 (11.21%) Windows Server 2012
5 12 (10.34%) Windows XP
6 6 (5.17%) Windows 8
7 4 (3.45%) Windows NT
8 3 (2.59%) Windows Mobile
8 3 (2.59%) Windows 2000
9 2 (1.72%) UNIX
9 2 (1.72%) Linux
9 2 (1.72%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (0.86%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.86%) Scientific Linux
10 1 (0.86%) Android
10 1 (0.86%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (31.03%) Migration
2 13 (11.21%) User Acceptance Testing
3 11 (9.48%) ITIL
4 8 (6.90%) Stakeholder Management
5 7 (6.03%) Capacity Planning
5 7 (6.03%) Project Management
6 4 (3.45%) Functional Testing
6 4 (3.45%) Service Management
6 4 (3.45%) Data Protection
6 4 (3.45%) Test Scripting
6 4 (3.45%) Problem Management
7 3 (2.59%) Change Management
7 3 (2.59%) Disaster Recovery
8 2 (1.72%) Mobile Device Management
8 2 (1.72%) GAP Analysis
8 2 (1.72%) Workflow
8 2 (1.72%) Configuration Management
8 2 (1.72%) Performance Management
8 2 (1.72%) Requirements Engineering
8 2 (1.72%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 13 (11.21%) PowerShell
2 7 (6.03%) SQL
3 4 (3.45%) VBScript
4 2 (1.72%) VB
5 1 (0.86%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.86%) C#
5 1 (0.86%) Java
Qualifications
1 6 (5.17%) MCP
1 6 (5.17%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (4.31%) MCITP
3 4 (3.45%) MCSE
3 4 (3.45%) Security Cleared
4 3 (2.59%) MCSA
5 2 (1.72%) CCA
5 2 (1.72%) Citrix Certification
5 2 (1.72%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (1.72%) CCNA
5 2 (1.72%) SC Cleared
5 2 (1.72%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (1.72%) MCTS
6 1 (0.86%) Degree
6 1 (0.86%) MCDST
6 1 (0.86%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (10.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 10 (8.62%) QA
3 5 (4.31%) SLA
System Software
1 56 (48.28%) Active Directory
2 30 (25.86%) Hyper-V
3 23 (19.83%) VMware Infrastructure
4 18 (15.52%) XenApp
5 15 (12.93%) Microsoft App-V
6 11 (9.48%) BitLocker
7 8 (6.90%) VMware ESXi
8 6 (5.17%) Xen
9 5 (4.31%) VMware ESX
9 5 (4.31%) XenDesktop
10 2 (1.72%) XenServer
10 2 (1.72%) DFS Replication
10 2 (1.72%) vSphere
10 2 (1.72%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.86%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 21 (18.10%) SCOM
2 13 (11.21%) Netcool
2 13 (11.21%) Netcool/OMNIbus
3 5 (4.31%) WSUS
3 5 (4.31%) AirWatch
4 3 (2.59%) SCVMM
4 3 (2.59%) MOM
5 2 (1.72%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 2 (1.72%) OpenView
5 2 (1.72%) Tivoli
5 2 (1.72%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 2 (1.72%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (1.72%) Puppet
5 2 (1.72%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.86%) Nagios
6 1 (0.86%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 54 (46.55%) Microsoft
2 45 (38.79%) VMware
3 37 (31.90%) Citrix
4 15 (12.93%) IBM
5 14 (12.07%) Remedy
6 13 (11.21%) AppSense
7 12 (10.34%) Wyse
7 12 (10.34%) Oracle
8 11 (9.48%) EMC
9 10 (8.62%) Lotus
10 9 (7.76%) HP
11 7 (6.03%) SAP
12 4 (3.45%) Cisco
12 4 (3.45%) NetApp
12 4 (3.45%) McAfee
13 3 (2.59%) Veeam
13 3 (2.59%) Sophos
13 3 (2.59%) Dell
14 2 (1.72%) Sun
14 2 (1.72%) CheckPoint
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