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 3 September 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM)
Rank 80 67 78
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +11
Contract jobs citing SCCM 88 72 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.02% 2.32% 2.27%
As % of the Systems Management category 27.85% 34.78% 27.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 28 19
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£290 £275 £240
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.45% +14.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £169 £158
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £350 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £320 £305
% change year-on-year
-3.12% +4.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 19 18
Average hourly rate £11.50 £20.50 £31.56
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-43.90% -35.03%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.45 £17.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year
-15.00% -17.07%
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
316 207 239
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 7.26% 6.67% 8.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 179 102 96
Average daily rate £350 £300 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £222 £175 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 27 31
Average hourly rate £12.00 £20.28 £31.56
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.82% -35.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £13.48 £19.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.00 £40.00 £40.17
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.07 £20.06 £21.75
% change year-on-year
+5.04% -7.77%

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 3 September 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
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 3 September 2015.

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 3 September 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 0 50 £310 +17.20% 6
Cheshire -8 16 £365 +16.80% 4
Merseyside -7 12 £200 -42.85% 2
Cumbria - 5 £238 - 1
Lancashire -29 2 £255 +13.33% 1
SCCM
England

SCCM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 3 September 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.

1 118 (75.16%) Windows
2 82 (52.23%) VMware
3 79 (50.32%) Microsoft
4 70 (44.59%) Citrix
5 64 (40.76%) Active Directory
6 58 (36.94%) Windows 7
7 52 (33.12%) Migration
8 51 (32.48%) VMware Infrastructure
9 47 (29.94%) Hyper-V
10 35 (22.29%) ITIL
11 29 (18.47%) MS Exchange
12 25 (15.92%) XenApp
13 23 (14.65%) Microsoft App-V
14 22 (14.01%) User Acceptance Testing
14 22 (14.01%) SCOM
14 22 (14.01%) Exchange Server 2010
15 20 (12.74%) Office 365
16 19 (12.10%) Data Centre
17 18 (11.46%) IBM Notes
17 18 (11.46%) SQL
17 18 (11.46%) MS Office
17 18 (11.46%) Lotus
17 18 (11.46%) PowerShell
18 17 (10.83%) AppSense
19 16 (10.19%) HP
19 16 (10.19%) Oracle
19 16 (10.19%) Exchange Server 2013
20 15 (9.55%) Windows 8
20 15 (9.55%) Windows Server 2008
21 14 (8.92%) Capacity Planning

SCCM
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 29 (18.47%) MS Exchange
2 22 (14.01%) Exchange Server 2010
3 18 (11.46%) IBM Notes
4 16 (10.19%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (1.91%) Lync
5 3 (1.91%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (1.27%) TPMS
7 1 (0.64%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.64%) WorkSite
Applications
1 18 (11.46%) MS Office
2 14 (8.92%) MS Excel
3 3 (1.91%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (1.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 20 (12.74%) Office 365
2 3 (1.91%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.64%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.64%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (8.92%) SAN
2 11 (7.01%) WAN
3 10 (6.37%) DNS
4 7 (4.46%) DHCP
4 7 (4.46%) Firewall
5 6 (3.82%) LAN
5 6 (3.82%) NAS
6 5 (3.18%) VoIP
7 3 (1.91%) TCP/IP
8 2 (1.27%) VPN
8 2 (1.27%) Wireless
9 1 (0.64%) IP Telephony
9 1 (0.64%) VLAN
9 1 (0.64%) Cisco IOS
9 1 (0.64%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (0.64%) DMZ
9 1 (0.64%) Internet
9 1 (0.64%) Ethernet
9 1 (0.64%) HTTP
9 1 (0.64%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (7.64%) Oracle Database
2 3 (1.91%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.27%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (1.27%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 9 (5.73%) MSI
2 3 (1.91%) InstallShield
3 1 (0.64%) AdminStudio
3 1 (0.64%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 9 (5.73%) Local Government
2 8 (5.10%) Finance
3 5 (3.18%) Telecoms
3 5 (3.18%) Manufacturing
4 3 (1.91%) Legal
5 2 (1.27%) Retail
5 2 (1.27%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (1.27%) Law
6 1 (0.64%) Mandarin Language
6 1 (0.64%) French Language
6 1 (0.64%) German Language
Job Titles
1 33 (21.02%) Support Engineer
2 29 (18.47%) Analyst
3 23 (14.65%) 3rd Line Support
4 20 (12.74%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 19 (12.10%) 2nd Line Support
6 17 (10.83%) Architect
7 14 (8.92%) Solutions Architect
7 14 (8.92%) Support Analyst
7 14 (8.92%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 11 (7.01%) Service Analyst
9 10 (6.37%) Consultant
10 9 (5.73%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
11 7 (4.46%) Technical Engineer
11 7 (4.46%) 1st Line Support
11 7 (4.46%) Technical Analyst
11 7 (4.46%) Service Desk Analyst
12 6 (3.82%) Applications Packager
12 6 (3.82%) Project Manager
12 6 (3.82%) Tester
12 6 (3.82%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (5.73%) Middleware
2 7 (4.46%) Application Packaging
3 2 (1.27%) ODBC
4 1 (0.64%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 19 (12.10%) Data Centre
2 13 (8.28%) Thin Client
2 13 (8.28%) Fat Client
3 11 (7.01%) NHS
4 8 (5.10%) Replication
5 5 (3.18%) Life Science
5 5 (3.18%) Enterprise Storage
6 4 (2.55%) PMI
7 3 (1.91%) Blackberry
8 2 (1.27%) Management Information System
8 2 (1.27%) Handset
8 2 (1.27%) Embedded Systems
8 2 (1.27%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (1.27%) BYOD
8 2 (1.27%) iPhone
8 2 (1.27%) iPad
9 1 (0.64%) Performance Metrics
9 1 (0.64%) Clustering
9 1 (0.64%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 118 (75.16%) Windows
2 58 (36.94%) Windows 7
3 15 (9.55%) Windows 8
3 15 (9.55%) Windows Server 2008
4 13 (8.28%) Windows Server 2012
5 12 (7.64%) Windows XP
6 8 (5.10%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (2.55%) Windows NT
8 3 (1.91%) Linux
9 2 (1.27%) Windows 2000
9 2 (1.27%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (0.64%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.64%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.64%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.64%) Scientific Linux
10 1 (0.64%) UNIX
10 1 (0.64%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.64%) Windows Mobile
10 1 (0.64%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (33.12%) Migration
2 35 (22.29%) ITIL
3 22 (14.01%) User Acceptance Testing
4 14 (8.92%) Capacity Planning
5 9 (5.73%) Data Protection
5 9 (5.73%) Service Management
6 8 (5.10%) Project Management
6 8 (5.10%) Problem Management
7 7 (4.46%) Disaster Recovery
7 7 (4.46%) Application Discovery
8 6 (3.82%) Operational Acceptance Testing
8 6 (3.82%) PRINCE2
8 6 (3.82%) Incident Management
8 6 (3.82%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 5 (3.18%) Test Scripting
9 5 (3.18%) Logistics
10 4 (2.55%) System Testing
10 4 (2.55%) Configuration Management
10 4 (2.55%) Mentoring
10 4 (2.55%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 18 (11.46%) SQL
1 18 (11.46%) PowerShell
2 6 (3.82%) VBScript
3 4 (2.55%) VB
4 1 (0.64%) Shell Script
4 1 (0.64%) C#
Qualifications
1 14 (8.92%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (7.01%) MCP
3 10 (6.37%) Security Cleared
4 9 (5.73%) CCNA
4 9 (5.73%) Cisco Certification
5 8 (5.10%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 7 (4.46%) MCITP
6 7 (4.46%) CCA
6 7 (4.46%) Citrix Certification
6 7 (4.46%) MCSE
6 7 (4.46%) MCSA
7 5 (3.18%) SC Cleared
8 4 (2.55%) PMI Certification
9 3 (1.91%) MCTS
10 1 (0.64%) Degree
10 1 (0.64%) MCDST
10 1 (0.64%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (8.92%) SLA
2 12 (7.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 10 (6.37%) QA
System Software
1 64 (40.76%) Active Directory
2 51 (32.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 47 (29.94%) Hyper-V
4 25 (15.92%) XenApp
5 23 (14.65%) Microsoft App-V
6 14 (8.92%) BitLocker
7 13 (8.28%) VMware ESXi
8 12 (7.64%) Xen
9 7 (4.46%) XenDesktop
10 5 (3.18%) VMware ESX
11 4 (2.55%) XenServer
12 2 (1.27%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 2 (1.27%) vSphere
13 1 (0.64%) Firmware
13 1 (0.64%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 22 (14.01%) SCOM
2 9 (5.73%) OpenView
3 8 (5.10%) Backup Exec
4 5 (3.18%) AirWatch
5 4 (2.55%) WSUS
6 3 (1.91%) SCVMM
6 3 (1.91%) Puppet
6 3 (1.91%) SCOrch
7 2 (1.27%) HP Quality Center
7 2 (1.27%) Norton AntiVirus
7 2 (1.27%) SCSM
8 1 (0.64%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 1 (0.64%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 82 (52.23%) VMware
2 79 (50.32%) Microsoft
3 70 (44.59%) Citrix
4 18 (11.46%) Lotus
5 17 (10.83%) AppSense
6 16 (10.19%) HP
6 16 (10.19%) Oracle
7 12 (7.64%) SAP
7 12 (7.64%) EMC
7 12 (7.64%) McAfee
7 12 (7.64%) Wyse
8 11 (7.01%) Symantec
9 10 (6.37%) Sophos
10 8 (5.10%) Veeam
11 7 (4.46%) Dell
12 6 (3.82%) Veritas
13 5 (3.18%) Cisco
14 3 (1.91%) ServiceNow
15 2 (1.27%) LANDesk
15 2 (1.27%) Altiris
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