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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SCCM over the 3 months to 1 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
1 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM)
Rank 89 62 56
Rank change year-on-year
-27 -6
Contract jobs citing SCCM 72 99 84
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.92% 2.66% 2.74%
As % of the Systems Management category 20.81% 29.82% 34.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 57 23
Median daily rate £385 £310 £255
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.19% +21.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £217 £203 £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £333
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 13
Median hourly rate £16.25 £15.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -31.81%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £20.19 £17.75
% change year-on-year
+4.03% +13.71%
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
346 332 246
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 9.22% 8.93% 8.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 180 190 116
Median daily rate £425 £350 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% +12.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £517 £525 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £377 £338
% change year-on-year
+5.99% +11.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 7 16
Median hourly rate £18.63 £15.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.16% -31.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.85 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.00 £59.41 £31.54
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.70 £21.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+65.23% +7.69%

SCCM
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing SCCM as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 1 July 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SCCM within the North West region over the 3 months to 1 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -20 42 £355 +14.51% 7
Cheshire -7 17 £425 +19.29% 3
Merseyside +1 4 £475 +100.00%
Lancashire 0 4 £96 -56.25% 1
Cumbria +7 1 £250 +11.11% 2
SCCM
England

SCCM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 1 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing SCCM also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for SCCM.

1 121 (77.07%) Windows
2 100 (63.69%) Active Directory
3 95 (60.51%) Microsoft
4 70 (44.59%) Windows Server
5 69 (43.95%) SCOM
6 63 (40.13%) Windows Server 2012
7 54 (34.39%) VMware
8 49 (31.21%) PowerShell
9 43 (27.39%) Migration
10 40 (25.48%) Security Cleared
11 39 (24.84%) VMware Infrastructure
12 37 (23.57%) MS Exchange
12 37 (23.57%) Windows 10
13 35 (22.29%) Test Automation
13 35 (22.29%) Software Engineering
14 34 (21.66%) Skype for Business
15 33 (21.02%) Skype
16 32 (20.38%) SharePoint
16 32 (20.38%) ITIL
16 32 (20.38%) Citrix
17 30 (19.11%) SC Cleared
18 29 (18.47%) Windows Server 2008
18 29 (18.47%) MS Office
18 29 (18.47%) Office 365
19 27 (17.20%) Data Migration
20 25 (15.92%) Linux
21 24 (15.29%) MS Excel
22 22 (14.01%) SharePoint 2013
23 21 (13.38%) Hyper-V
24 20 (12.74%) Windows 7

SCCM
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 37 (23.57%) MS Exchange
2 34 (21.66%) Skype for Business
3 32 (20.38%) SharePoint
4 22 (14.01%) SharePoint 2013
5 10 (6.37%) Exchange Server 2010
6 9 (5.73%) Exchange Server 2013
7 6 (3.82%) Exchange Server 2007
7 6 (3.82%) IIS
8 2 (1.27%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.64%) Apache
9 1 (0.64%) Confluence
9 1 (0.64%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.64%) Tomcat
Applications
1 29 (18.47%) MS Office
2 24 (15.29%) MS Excel
3 12 (7.64%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.64%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.64%) Shockwave
Business Applications
1 1 (0.64%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 29 (18.47%) Office 365
2 19 (12.10%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (3.18%) IaaS
4 4 (2.55%) PaaS
5 3 (1.91%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (1.91%) SaaS
6 2 (1.27%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 33 (21.02%) Skype
2 16 (10.19%) DNS
3 14 (8.92%) SAN
4 13 (8.28%) DHCP
5 7 (4.46%) WAN
6 5 (3.18%) LAN
7 4 (2.55%) Remote Desktop
7 4 (2.55%) Unified Communications
7 4 (2.55%) VoIP
8 3 (1.91%) PCoIP
8 3 (1.91%) Softphone
8 3 (1.91%) TCP/IP
9 2 (1.27%) DMZ
9 2 (1.27%) NAS
9 2 (1.27%) Reverse Proxy
10 1 (0.64%) Firewall
10 1 (0.64%) Internet
10 1 (0.64%) Intranet
10 1 (0.64%) NetScaler
10 1 (0.64%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (7.01%) SQL Server
2 10 (6.37%) Amazon RDS
3 6 (3.82%) SQL Server 2014
4 5 (3.18%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (3.18%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (2.55%) Octopus Deploy
1 4 (2.55%) Vagrant
2 1 (0.64%) AdminStudio
2 1 (0.64%) JIRA
General
1 13 (8.28%) Finance
2 9 (5.73%) Local Government
3 4 (2.55%) Banking
3 4 (2.55%) Manufacturing
4 3 (1.91%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.64%) French Language
5 1 (0.64%) Italian Language
5 1 (0.64%) Marketing
5 1 (0.64%) Publishing
5 1 (0.64%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 25 (15.92%) Architect
2 20 (12.74%) Analyst
3 12 (7.64%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 12 (7.64%) SCCM Engineer
4 11 (7.01%) Windows Engineer
5 10 (6.37%) SCCM Specialist
5 10 (6.37%) Technical Analyst
6 9 (5.73%) Designer
6 9 (5.73%) Solutions Architect
6 9 (5.73%) Support Engineer
7 8 (5.10%) Senior Analyst
7 8 (5.10%) Senior Technical Analyst
7 8 (5.10%) Server Engineer
8 7 (4.46%) 2nd Line Support
8 7 (4.46%) Service Analyst
8 7 (4.46%) Service Desk Analyst
9 6 (3.82%) Consultant
9 6 (3.82%) Desktop Engineer
9 6 (3.82%) Server Specialist
10 5 (3.18%) Senior Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.91%) Regular Expression
1 3 (1.91%) XML
2 1 (0.64%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 14 (8.92%) Data Centre
2 9 (5.73%) Fat Client
2 9 (5.73%) Thin Client
3 8 (5.10%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (3.82%) PKI
5 4 (2.55%) Clustering
5 4 (2.55%) Hybrid Cloud
5 4 (2.55%) Life Science
6 3 (1.91%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (1.91%) PMI
7 2 (1.27%) BYOD
7 2 (1.27%) EMC VMAX
7 2 (1.27%) HP Storage
8 1 (0.64%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.64%) Enterprise Storage
8 1 (0.64%) Health Informatics
8 1 (0.64%) HP StoreVirtual
8 1 (0.64%) Informatics
8 1 (0.64%) Smartphone
8 1 (0.64%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 121 (77.07%) Windows
2 70 (44.59%) Windows Server
3 63 (40.13%) Windows Server 2012
4 37 (23.57%) Windows 10
5 29 (18.47%) Windows Server 2008
6 25 (15.92%) Linux
7 20 (12.74%) Windows 7
8 17 (10.83%) Windows Server 2003
9 15 (9.55%) Unix
10 11 (7.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 11 (7.01%) Solaris
11 8 (5.10%) Windows 8
12 4 (2.55%) Windows XP
13 3 (1.91%) Apple iOS
13 3 (1.91%) Mac OS
13 3 (1.91%) Windows Vista
14 2 (1.27%) AIX
14 2 (1.27%) Scientific Linux
15 1 (0.64%) Android
15 1 (0.64%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (27.39%) Migration
2 35 (22.29%) Software Engineering
2 35 (22.29%) Test Automation
3 32 (20.38%) ITIL
4 27 (17.20%) Data Migration
5 19 (12.10%) Security Patching
6 11 (7.01%) Patch Management
6 11 (7.01%) Virtual Environments
7 10 (6.37%) Identity Management
8 8 (5.10%) Server Patching
9 7 (4.46%) Application Packaging
10 6 (3.82%) Disaster Recovery
10 6 (3.82%) Identity Access Management
11 5 (3.18%) Configuration Management
11 5 (3.18%) DevOps
11 5 (3.18%) High Availability
11 5 (3.18%) Infrastructure Transformation
11 5 (3.18%) Service Management
11 5 (3.18%) TOGAF
12 4 (2.55%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 49 (31.21%) PowerShell
2 14 (8.92%) SQL
3 4 (2.55%) Java
3 4 (2.55%) JavaScript
3 4 (2.55%) PHP
4 3 (1.91%) Python
4 3 (1.91%) Ruby
5 2 (1.27%) C#
6 1 (0.64%) C
Qualifications
1 40 (25.48%) Security Cleared
2 30 (19.11%) SC Cleared
3 17 (10.83%) Microsoft Certification
4 15 (9.55%) MCP
5 10 (6.37%) ITIL Certification
6 7 (4.46%) MCITP
7 6 (3.82%) MCSA
8 5 (3.18%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 4 (2.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 3 (1.91%) DBS Check
10 3 (1.91%) MCSE
10 3 (1.91%) PMI Certification
11 2 (1.27%) RHCA
11 2 (1.27%) RHCE
12 1 (0.64%) BPSS Clearance
12 1 (0.64%) CCNA
12 1 (0.64%) Cisco Certification
12 1 (0.64%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (6.37%) SLA
2 9 (5.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 100 (63.69%) Active Directory
2 39 (24.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (13.38%) Hyper-V
4 15 (9.55%) vSphere
5 11 (7.01%) XenApp
6 10 (6.37%) Microsoft App-V
7 7 (4.46%) VMware ESX
8 4 (2.55%) XenDesktop
9 3 (1.91%) VMware Server
10 2 (1.27%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 2 (1.27%) DFS Replication
10 2 (1.27%) Firmware
10 2 (1.27%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (0.64%) BitLocker
11 1 (0.64%) Virtual Machines
11 1 (0.64%) Xen
11 1 (0.64%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 69 (43.95%) SCOM
2 13 (8.28%) WSUS
3 10 (6.37%) Puppet
3 10 (6.37%) SCOrch
4 6 (3.82%) SCVMM
5 5 (3.18%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (2.55%) Microsoft Clustering
6 4 (2.55%) Nagios
6 4 (2.55%) vRealize
7 3 (1.91%) AirWatch
7 3 (1.91%) EMC NetWorker
7 3 (1.91%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 3 (1.91%) HP SiteScope
7 3 (1.91%) Microsoft Intune
7 3 (1.91%) OpenView
7 3 (1.91%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 2 (1.27%) Red Hat Satellite
9 1 (0.64%) HP Data Protector
9 1 (0.64%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 1 (0.64%) SafeCom
Vendors
1 95 (60.51%) Microsoft
2 54 (34.39%) VMware
3 32 (20.38%) Citrix
4 14 (8.92%) HP
5 13 (8.28%) Cisco
6 11 (7.01%) Red Hat
7 7 (4.46%) AppSense
8 5 (3.18%) EMC
8 5 (3.18%) NetApp
9 4 (2.55%) Avaya
10 3 (1.91%) Apple
10 3 (1.91%) Dell
10 3 (1.91%) Splunk
11 2 (1.27%) 3PAR
11 2 (1.27%) Axway
11 2 (1.27%) Blue Coat
11 2 (1.27%) Lumension
11 2 (1.27%) Oracle
11 2 (1.27%) SolarWinds
11 2 (1.27%) Wyse
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