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 24 October 2014 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM)
Rank 80 73 108
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +35
Contract jobs citing SCCM 60 62 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.85% 2.20% 0.93%
As % of the Systems Management category 28.99% 32.46% 15.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 14 13
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£275 £233 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.27% -22.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £176 £203 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £325 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £313 £305
% change year-on-year
+7.20% +2.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 22 7
Average hourly rate £19.50 £31.56 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.20% +50.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.98 £16.35 £16.44
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.28 £44.41 £33.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £20.25 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-13.58% +3.84%
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
207 191 187
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 6.38% 6.79% 6.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 116 61 82
Average daily rate £325 £280 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.07% -13.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £200 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £473 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 35 14
Average hourly rate £18.50 £31.56 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.37% +40.24%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.47 £19.00 £15.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.60 £44.90 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £23.20 £19.25
% change year-on-year
-5.17% +20.51%

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 24 October 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 24 October 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 24 October 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 -5 19 £300 +50.00% 11
Lancashire -7 16 £228 - 1
Cheshire -13 13 £400 +77.77% 1
Merseyside +4 9 £213 -20.41% 1
Cumbria - - - -
SCCM
England

SCCM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 October 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.

1 125 (89.93%) Windows
2 81 (58.27%) Active Directory
3 65 (46.76%) Microsoft
3 65 (46.76%) Windows 7
4 57 (41.01%) Citrix
5 42 (30.22%) Windows XP
6 39 (28.06%) VMware
7 38 (27.34%) Windows Server 2008
8 37 (26.62%) Security Cleared
9 34 (24.46%) SCOM
9 34 (24.46%) SC Cleared
10 32 (23.02%) Windows Server 2003
11 31 (22.30%) DHCP
11 31 (22.30%) Microsoft App-V
12 29 (20.86%) AppSense
13 27 (19.42%) ITIL
14 26 (18.71%) DNS
14 26 (18.71%) Hyper-V
15 25 (17.99%) MS Office
15 25 (17.99%) CA
16 24 (17.27%) Blackberry
16 24 (17.27%) PowerShell
17 23 (16.55%) Windows Vista
17 23 (16.55%) Migration
18 22 (15.83%) Software Deployment
19 21 (15.11%) VMware Infrastructure
20 20 (14.39%) Clustering
20 20 (14.39%) SLA
21 19 (13.67%) Lumension
22 15 (10.79%) HP

SCCM
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 9 (6.47%) MS Exchange
2 6 (4.32%) SharePoint
3 3 (2.16%) Lync
3 3 (2.16%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (1.44%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.72%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.72%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.72%) IIS
5 1 (0.72%) IBM Notes
5 1 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (0.72%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (0.72%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 25 (17.99%) MS Office
2 12 (8.63%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.72%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.44%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.72%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.72%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.72%) PaaS
1 1 (0.72%) Office 365
1 1 (0.72%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 31 (22.30%) DHCP
2 26 (18.71%) DNS
3 14 (10.07%) SAN
4 11 (7.91%) SMS
5 9 (6.47%) LAN
5 9 (6.47%) WAN
5 9 (6.47%) Firewall
6 8 (5.76%) TCP/IP
7 7 (5.04%) Wi-Fi
7 7 (5.04%) 3G
8 5 (3.60%) VPN
9 4 (2.88%) NAS
10 3 (2.16%) Wireless
10 3 (2.16%) VLAN
11 2 (1.44%) Cisco ASA
11 2 (1.44%) SSL
11 2 (1.44%) VoIP
11 2 (1.44%) Cisco Nexus
12 1 (0.72%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.32%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.44%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (1.44%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.72%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4 (2.88%) MSI
2 3 (2.16%) AdminStudio
3 2 (1.44%) InstallShield
4 1 (0.72%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 8 (5.76%) Finance
2 7 (5.04%) Local Government
3 4 (2.88%) Banking
4 2 (1.44%) Retail
4 2 (1.44%) Investment Banking
4 2 (1.44%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.72%) Law
Job Titles
1 30 (21.58%) Desktop Support
2 29 (20.86%) Support Engineer
3 28 (20.14%) Desktop Engineer
4 21 (15.11%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 19 (13.67%) Analyst
6 13 (9.35%) Wintel Analyst
7 11 (7.91%) Consultant
7 11 (7.91%) 3rd Line Support
8 9 (6.47%) Applications Packager
9 7 (5.04%) 2nd Line Support
9 7 (5.04%) Server Engineer
10 6 (4.32%) Wintel Engineer
10 6 (4.32%) Support Analyst
11 5 (3.60%) Architect
12 4 (2.88%) Support Consultant
12 4 (2.88%) Administrator
12 4 (2.88%) SCCM Administrator
12 4 (2.88%) SCCM Consultant
13 3 (2.16%) Technical Architect
13 3 (2.16%) Project Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (7.19%) Application Packaging
2 2 (1.44%) .NET
3 1 (0.72%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 24 (17.27%) Blackberry
2 20 (14.39%) Clustering
3 4 (2.88%) Replication
3 4 (2.88%) Thin Client
3 4 (2.88%) PDA
3 4 (2.88%) Fat Client
4 3 (2.16%) Tandem
4 3 (2.16%) Smartcard
5 2 (1.44%) PKI
5 2 (1.44%) Enterprise Storage
5 2 (1.44%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (0.72%) iPad
6 1 (0.72%) Life Science
6 1 (0.72%) CMDB
6 1 (0.72%) Handset
6 1 (0.72%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.72%) E-Learning
Operating Systems
1 125 (89.93%) Windows
2 65 (46.76%) Windows 7
3 42 (30.22%) Windows XP
4 38 (27.34%) Windows Server 2008
5 32 (23.02%) Windows Server 2003
6 23 (16.55%) Windows Vista
7 11 (7.91%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (3.60%) Windows 8
9 3 (2.16%) Solaris
9 3 (2.16%) Linux
10 2 (1.44%) Windows 2000
10 2 (1.44%) AIX
10 2 (1.44%) UNIX
11 1 (0.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.72%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (19.42%) ITIL
2 23 (16.55%) Migration
3 22 (15.83%) Software Deployment
4 10 (7.19%) High Availability
5 7 (5.04%) User Acceptance Testing
5 7 (5.04%) TQM
6 6 (4.32%) Disaster Recovery
6 6 (4.32%) Project Management
7 4 (2.88%) Service Management
7 4 (2.88%) Product Management
7 4 (2.88%) Change Control
8 3 (2.16%) Release Management
8 3 (2.16%) Web Development
8 3 (2.16%) Problem Management
8 3 (2.16%) Compatibility Testing
8 3 (2.16%) Stakeholder Management
9 2 (1.44%) Business Continuity
9 2 (1.44%) Identity Management
9 2 (1.44%) Supplier Management
9 2 (1.44%) Quality Management
Programming Languages
1 24 (17.27%) PowerShell
2 9 (6.47%) SQL
2 9 (6.47%) VB
3 8 (5.76%) VBScript
4 1 (0.72%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 37 (26.62%) Security Cleared
2 34 (24.46%) SC Cleared
3 14 (10.07%) Microsoft Certification
4 11 (7.91%) MCSE
5 10 (7.19%) MCP
6 6 (4.32%) MCITP
7 4 (2.88%) MCTS
7 4 (2.88%) MCSA
7 4 (2.88%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (1.44%) PMP
8 2 (1.44%) PMI Certification
8 2 (1.44%) ISEB
9 1 (0.72%) CCA
9 1 (0.72%) Citrix Certification
9 1 (0.72%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.72%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (0.72%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (14.39%) SLA
System Software
1 81 (58.27%) Active Directory
2 31 (22.30%) Microsoft App-V
3 26 (18.71%) Hyper-V
4 21 (15.11%) VMware Infrastructure
5 13 (9.35%) XenApp
6 4 (2.88%) XenServer
7 2 (1.44%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 2 (1.44%) Terminal Services
7 2 (1.44%) vSphere
7 2 (1.44%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.72%) Firmware
8 1 (0.72%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.72%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 34 (24.46%) SCOM
2 5 (3.60%) Business Desktop Deployment
3 4 (2.88%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 4 (2.88%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 3 (2.16%) SCVMM
4 3 (2.16%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (1.44%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 2 (1.44%) EMC NetWorker
5 2 (1.44%) OpenView
5 2 (1.44%) WSUS
5 2 (1.44%) SAP Afaria
5 2 (1.44%) SCOrch
5 2 (1.44%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (0.72%) SCSM
6 1 (0.72%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.72%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 65 (46.76%) Microsoft
2 57 (41.01%) Citrix
3 39 (28.06%) VMware
4 29 (20.86%) AppSense
5 25 (17.99%) CA
6 19 (13.67%) Lumension
7 15 (10.79%) HP
8 10 (7.19%) Cisco
9 8 (5.76%) Symantec
10 5 (3.60%) McAfee
10 5 (3.60%) Oracle
11 4 (2.88%) Sophos
11 4 (2.88%) Remedy
11 4 (2.88%) Veeam
11 4 (2.88%) Acronis
12 3 (2.16%) MobileIron
12 3 (2.16%) BMC
12 3 (2.16%) EMC
13 2 (1.44%) Sun
13 2 (1.44%) NetApp
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