The first table below looks at the demand 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 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Systems Management category for the North West region.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM)
Rank 62 65 97
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +32
Contract jobs citing SCCM 77 69 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.60% 2.63% 1.37%
As % of the Systems Management category 35.48% 30.40% 18.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 26 18
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£250 £273 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.25% -0.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £187 £155 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £331 £338 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £286 £320 £300
% change year-on-year
-10.54% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 17 7
Average hourly rate £21.06 £25.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.75% +66.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £19.02 £14.78
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.51 £44.90 £38.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £20.50 £20.03
% change year-on-year
-26.82% +2.34%
Systems Management Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
217 227 247
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 7.32% 8.64% 7.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 108 95 98
Average daily rate £300 £318 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.51% -9.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £224 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
-0.73% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 22 14
Average hourly rate £22.75 £31.56 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.90% +110.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.68 £20.50 £14.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.40 £44.90 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £20.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-7.31% +17.14%
SCCM
England

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 July 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 July 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 July 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
Cheshire +5 24 £245 -6.66% 2
Manchester -1 23 £225 -6.25% 6
Lancashire -19 17 £245 -24.61%
Merseyside +8 9 £350 +27.27%
SCCM
England

SCCM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 July 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.

1 155 (93.37%) Windows
2 99 (59.64%) Active Directory
3 87 (52.41%) Windows 7
4 80 (48.19%) Microsoft
5 71 (42.77%) Citrix
6 53 (31.93%) Security Cleared
7 48 (28.92%) SC Cleared
8 47 (28.31%) Microsoft App-V
9 46 (27.71%) Windows XP
10 43 (25.90%) AppSense
11 41 (24.70%) Windows Server 2008
12 40 (24.10%) Windows Server 2003
13 37 (22.29%) MS Office
14 36 (21.69%) DHCP
14 36 (21.69%) SCOM
15 34 (20.48%) DNS
16 33 (19.88%) VMware
17 31 (18.67%) Migration
18 30 (18.07%) Hyper-V
19 29 (17.47%) Windows Vista
20 28 (16.87%) CA
21 27 (16.27%) PowerShell
22 26 (15.66%) Application Packaging
22 26 (15.66%) Software Deployment
22 26 (15.66%) ITIL
23 25 (15.06%) SLA
24 24 (14.46%) Blackberry
25 21 (12.65%) Lumension
26 19 (11.45%) XenApp
26 19 (11.45%) Clustering

SCCM
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 (8.43%) MS Exchange
2 11 (6.63%) SharePoint
3 6 (3.61%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (3.01%) IIS
4 5 (3.01%) SharePoint 2010
5 4 (2.41%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (1.81%) Lync
7 1 (0.60%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.60%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.60%) MS Project Server
7 1 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.60%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 37 (22.29%) MS Office
2 15 (9.04%) MS Excel
3 6 (3.61%) MS Project
4 2 (1.20%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (3.61%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.60%) IaaS
1 1 (0.60%) PaaS
1 1 (0.60%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.60%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 36 (21.69%) DHCP
2 34 (20.48%) DNS
3 13 (7.83%) SAN
3 13 (7.83%) LAN
3 13 (7.83%) SMS
3 13 (7.83%) WAN
4 10 (6.02%) Wireless
5 9 (5.42%) TCP/IP
6 8 (4.82%) 3G
7 7 (4.22%) Wi-Fi
8 6 (3.61%) VPN
9 5 (3.01%) Firewall
10 4 (2.41%) VLAN
10 4 (2.41%) IPsec
11 1 (0.60%) VoIP
11 1 (0.60%) NetScaler
11 1 (0.60%) Cisco Nexus
11 1 (0.60%) iSCSI
11 1 (0.60%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.20%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.60%) Oracle Database
2 1 (0.60%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (0.60%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 13 (7.83%) MSI
2 8 (4.82%) AdminStudio
3 4 (2.41%) Wise Package Studio
4 3 (1.81%) InstallShield
5 1 (0.60%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 11 (6.63%) Local Government
2 6 (3.61%) Finance
3 4 (2.41%) Banking
4 3 (1.81%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.20%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.60%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 33 (19.88%) Support Engineer
2 32 (19.28%) Desktop Engineer
3 30 (18.07%) Desktop Support
4 22 (13.25%) Applications Packager
4 22 (13.25%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 14 (8.43%) Analyst
6 11 (6.63%) Wintel Analyst
7 10 (6.02%) Administrator
7 10 (6.02%) Wintel Engineer
8 9 (5.42%) SCCM Administrator
8 9 (5.42%) Consultant
8 9 (5.42%) 3rd Line Support
8 9 (5.42%) 2nd Line Support
9 7 (4.22%) Architect
10 6 (3.61%) Infrastructure Architect
10 6 (3.61%) Server Engineer
11 5 (3.01%) Project Manager
11 5 (3.01%) SCCM Consultant
11 5 (3.01%) Deployment Engineer
12 4 (2.41%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (15.66%) Application Packaging
2 3 (1.81%) Software Packaging
3 1 (0.60%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 24 (14.46%) Blackberry
2 19 (11.45%) Clustering
3 7 (4.22%) Smartcard
4 5 (3.01%) Tandem
5 4 (2.41%) PDA
6 3 (1.81%) Thin Client
6 3 (1.81%) Fat Client
7 2 (1.20%) FMCG
8 1 (0.60%) Firmware
8 1 (0.60%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.60%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 155 (93.37%) Windows
2 87 (52.41%) Windows 7
3 46 (27.71%) Windows XP
4 41 (24.70%) Windows Server 2008
5 40 (24.10%) Windows Server 2003
6 29 (17.47%) Windows Vista
7 12 (7.23%) Windows Server 2012
8 11 (6.63%) Windows 8
9 3 (1.81%) Linux
9 3 (1.81%) Windows 2000
10 2 (1.20%) UNIX
11 1 (0.60%) Windows NT
11 1 (0.60%) Solaris
11 1 (0.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (18.67%) Migration
2 26 (15.66%) Software Deployment
2 26 (15.66%) ITIL
3 13 (7.83%) TQM
4 7 (4.22%) Project Management
4 7 (4.22%) Problem Management
5 6 (3.61%) High Availability
5 6 (3.61%) CRM
6 5 (3.01%) Service Delivery
6 5 (3.01%) Change Control
6 5 (3.01%) Compatibility Testing
7 4 (2.41%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (2.41%) Product Management
7 4 (2.41%) Disaster Recovery
7 4 (2.41%) Service Management
7 4 (2.41%) PRINCE2
8 3 (1.81%) Customer Engagement
8 3 (1.81%) Web Development
8 3 (1.81%) Release Management
9 2 (1.20%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 27 (16.27%) PowerShell
2 15 (9.04%) VBScript
3 13 (7.83%) VB
4 10 (6.02%) SQL
5 1 (0.60%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 53 (31.93%) Security Cleared
2 48 (28.92%) SC Cleared
3 15 (9.04%) Microsoft Certification
4 10 (6.02%) MCITP
5 8 (4.82%) MCSE
5 8 (4.82%) MCP
6 6 (3.61%) MCTS
7 4 (2.41%) MCSA
8 3 (1.81%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (1.81%) Degree
9 2 (1.20%) DV Cleared
9 2 (1.20%) ISEB
9 2 (1.20%) PMP
9 2 (1.20%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.60%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (0.60%) CCNA
10 1 (0.60%) CCA
10 1 (0.60%) Citrix Certification
10 1 (0.60%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.60%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (15.06%) SLA
2 1 (0.60%) QA
System Software
1 99 (59.64%) Active Directory
2 47 (28.31%) Microsoft App-V
3 30 (18.07%) Hyper-V
4 19 (11.45%) XenApp
5 13 (7.83%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (1.81%) Forefront TMG
7 2 (1.20%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 2 (1.20%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 2 (1.20%) vSphere
7 2 (1.20%) Terminal Server
8 1 (0.60%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.60%) XenServer
8 1 (0.60%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 36 (21.69%) SCOM
2 7 (4.22%) WSUS
3 6 (3.61%) Business Desktop Deployment
3 6 (3.61%) SCSM
3 6 (3.61%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 5 (3.01%) Backup Exec
4 5 (3.01%) SCVMM
5 4 (2.41%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 4 (2.41%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 3 (1.81%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.60%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.60%) ZENworks
7 1 (0.60%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 80 (48.19%) Microsoft
2 71 (42.77%) Citrix
3 43 (25.90%) AppSense
4 33 (19.88%) VMware
5 28 (16.87%) CA
6 21 (12.65%) Lumension
7 16 (9.64%) HP
8 14 (8.43%) Cisco
9 9 (5.42%) Symantec
10 6 (3.61%) Wyse
11 5 (3.01%) Avaya
11 5 (3.01%) Remedy
12 4 (2.41%) Acronis
12 4 (2.41%) 3PAR
12 4 (2.41%) Sophos
13 3 (1.81%) Oracle
13 3 (1.81%) McAfee
14 2 (1.20%) NetApp
15 1 (0.60%) BMC
15 1 (0.60%) Novell
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