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 September 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM)
Rank 73 69 103
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +34
Contract jobs citing SCCM 65 67 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.04% 2.27% 1.17%
As % of the Systems Management category 32.50% 29.65% 18.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 20 16
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£270 £258 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.85% -24.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £160 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £325 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 19 9
Average hourly rate £21.12 £31.56 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.08% +43.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.05 £18.80 £16.58
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.56 £40.98 £40.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.25 £20.75 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-12.04% +6.41%
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
200 226 214
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 6.26% 7.65% 6.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 92 87
Average daily rate £306 £310 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.20% -8.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £164 £204 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £313
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +8.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 33 16
Average hourly rate £20.50 £31.56 £20.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.03% +55.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.48 £19.50 £12.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.51 £38.55
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-4.25% +30.55%

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 September 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 22 September 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 22 September 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 -20 21 £254 +5.83% 7
Lancashire -11 17 £190 -35.59% 2
Cheshire -5 12 £350 +55.55% 2
Merseyside +9 11 £350 +7.69% 1
Cumbria - - - -
SCCM
England

SCCM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 September 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.

1 144 (91.72%) Windows
2 92 (58.60%) Active Directory
3 76 (48.41%) Microsoft
3 76 (48.41%) Windows 7
4 61 (38.85%) Citrix
5 45 (28.66%) Windows XP
5 45 (28.66%) Security Cleared
6 42 (26.75%) SC Cleared
7 41 (26.11%) Windows Server 2008
8 37 (23.57%) SCOM
8 37 (23.57%) VMware
9 36 (22.93%) Microsoft App-V
10 33 (21.02%) MS Office
11 32 (20.38%) DHCP
11 32 (20.38%) AppSense
12 31 (19.75%) Windows Server 2003
12 31 (19.75%) Hyper-V
13 30 (19.11%) Windows Vista
14 29 (18.47%) DNS
14 29 (18.47%) CA
15 28 (17.83%) Blackberry
16 26 (16.56%) ITIL
16 26 (16.56%) PowerShell
17 25 (15.92%) Software Deployment
18 24 (15.29%) SLA
18 24 (15.29%) Migration
19 22 (14.01%) Clustering
20 21 (13.38%) Lumension
21 19 (12.10%) VMware Infrastructure
21 19 (12.10%) HP

SCCM
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 (8.92%) MS Exchange
2 10 (6.37%) SharePoint
3 6 (3.82%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (3.18%) SharePoint 2010
4 5 (3.18%) IIS
5 4 (2.55%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (1.91%) Lync
7 1 (0.64%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.64%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.64%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (0.64%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 33 (21.02%) MS Office
2 14 (8.92%) MS Excel
3 3 (1.91%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (3.18%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.27%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.64%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.64%) PaaS
1 1 (0.64%) Office 365
1 1 (0.64%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 32 (20.38%) DHCP
2 29 (18.47%) DNS
3 17 (10.83%) SAN
4 12 (7.64%) TCP/IP
4 12 (7.64%) LAN
4 12 (7.64%) WAN
5 10 (6.37%) SMS
6 9 (5.73%) Wireless
7 8 (5.10%) VPN
8 7 (4.46%) Firewall
9 5 (3.18%) Wi-Fi
9 5 (3.18%) 3G
10 4 (2.55%) IPsec
10 4 (2.55%) VLAN
11 2 (1.27%) Cisco ASA
11 2 (1.27%) NAS
11 2 (1.27%) SSL
11 2 (1.27%) VoIP
11 2 (1.27%) Cisco Nexus
12 1 (0.64%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (3.82%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.27%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (1.27%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.64%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 6 (3.82%) MSI
2 4 (2.55%) AdminStudio
3 3 (1.91%) InstallShield
4 2 (1.27%) Wise Package Studio
5 1 (0.64%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 9 (5.73%) Local Government
2 8 (5.10%) Finance
3 4 (2.55%) Banking
4 3 (1.91%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.27%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.64%) Retail
Job Titles
1 34 (21.66%) Support Engineer
2 31 (19.75%) Desktop Engineer
3 30 (19.11%) Desktop Support
4 22 (14.01%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 18 (11.46%) Analyst
6 11 (7.01%) Applications Packager
6 11 (7.01%) 2nd Line Support
6 11 (7.01%) 3rd Line Support
6 11 (7.01%) Wintel Analyst
7 9 (5.73%) Architect
8 8 (5.10%) Consultant
8 8 (5.10%) Server Engineer
8 8 (5.10%) Wintel Engineer
9 7 (4.46%) Administrator
10 6 (3.82%) Support Analyst
10 6 (3.82%) Infrastructure Architect
10 6 (3.82%) SCCM Administrator
11 4 (2.55%) SCCM Consultant
11 4 (2.55%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
11 4 (2.55%) Project Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (8.28%) Application Packaging
2 2 (1.27%) Software Packaging
2 2 (1.27%) .NET
3 1 (0.64%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 28 (17.83%) Blackberry
2 22 (14.01%) Clustering
3 5 (3.18%) Tandem
4 4 (2.55%) Smartcard
4 4 (2.55%) PDA
5 3 (1.91%) Fat Client
5 3 (1.91%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (1.91%) Thin Client
6 2 (1.27%) PKI
6 2 (1.27%) Replication
7 1 (0.64%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.64%) Firmware
7 1 (0.64%) FMCG
7 1 (0.64%) iPad
7 1 (0.64%) Life Science
7 1 (0.64%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 144 (91.72%) Windows
2 76 (48.41%) Windows 7
3 45 (28.66%) Windows XP
4 41 (26.11%) Windows Server 2008
5 31 (19.75%) Windows Server 2003
6 30 (19.11%) Windows Vista
7 14 (8.92%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (3.82%) Windows 8
9 3 (1.91%) Solaris
9 3 (1.91%) Linux
9 3 (1.91%) Windows 2000
10 2 (1.27%) AIX
10 2 (1.27%) UNIX
11 1 (0.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.64%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (16.56%) ITIL
2 25 (15.92%) Software Deployment
3 24 (15.29%) Migration
4 8 (5.10%) Disaster Recovery
4 8 (5.10%) TQM
4 8 (5.10%) Project Management
4 8 (5.10%) High Availability
5 7 (4.46%) User Acceptance Testing
6 5 (3.18%) CRM
7 4 (2.55%) Service Management
7 4 (2.55%) Service Delivery
7 4 (2.55%) Product Management
7 4 (2.55%) Change Control
8 3 (1.91%) Release Management
8 3 (1.91%) Web Development
8 3 (1.91%) Problem Management
9 2 (1.27%) Risk Analysis
9 2 (1.27%) Supplier Management
9 2 (1.27%) Compatibility Testing
9 2 (1.27%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 26 (16.56%) PowerShell
2 13 (8.28%) SQL
3 11 (7.01%) VBScript
4 10 (6.37%) VB
5 1 (0.64%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 45 (28.66%) Security Cleared
2 42 (26.75%) SC Cleared
3 15 (9.55%) Microsoft Certification
4 11 (7.01%) MCSE
5 10 (6.37%) MCP
6 7 (4.46%) MCITP
7 5 (3.18%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (2.55%) MCTS
8 4 (2.55%) MCSA
9 3 (1.91%) ISEB
10 2 (1.27%) PMP
10 2 (1.27%) PMI Certification
11 1 (0.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 1 (0.64%) Degree
11 1 (0.64%) CCA
11 1 (0.64%) Citrix Certification
11 1 (0.64%) Cisco Certification
11 1 (0.64%) CCNA
11 1 (0.64%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (15.29%) SLA
System Software
1 92 (58.60%) Active Directory
2 36 (22.93%) Microsoft App-V
3 31 (19.75%) Hyper-V
4 19 (12.10%) VMware Infrastructure
5 11 (7.01%) XenApp
6 4 (2.55%) XenServer
7 3 (1.91%) Forefront TMG
8 2 (1.27%) vSphere
8 2 (1.27%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 2 (1.27%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.64%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.64%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 37 (23.57%) SCOM
2 6 (3.82%) Business Desktop Deployment
2 6 (3.82%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 5 (3.18%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 5 (3.18%) Backup Exec
3 5 (3.18%) SCSM
4 4 (2.55%) SCVMM
4 4 (2.55%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 3 (1.91%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (1.27%) WSUS
6 2 (1.27%) OpenView
6 2 (1.27%) SAP Afaria
6 2 (1.27%) SCOrch
6 2 (1.27%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 2 (1.27%) EMC NetWorker
7 1 (0.64%) ZENworks
7 1 (0.64%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 76 (48.41%) Microsoft
2 61 (38.85%) Citrix
3 37 (23.57%) VMware
4 32 (20.38%) AppSense
5 29 (18.47%) CA
6 21 (13.38%) Lumension
7 19 (12.10%) HP
8 18 (11.46%) Cisco
9 8 (5.10%) Symantec
10 7 (4.46%) Remedy
11 6 (3.82%) Oracle
12 5 (3.18%) McAfee
13 4 (2.55%) Sophos
13 4 (2.55%) 3PAR
13 4 (2.55%) Acronis
13 4 (2.55%) Avaya
14 3 (1.91%) EMC
14 3 (1.91%) MobileIron
14 3 (1.91%) BMC
14 3 (1.91%) Wyse
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