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 29 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
29 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM)
Rank 99 62 58
Rank change year-on-year
-37 -4
Contract jobs citing SCCM 55 99 81
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.51% 2.56% 2.66%
As % of the Systems Management category 16.47% 31.33% 33.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 60 26
Median daily rate £305 £276 £255
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.40% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £168 £175 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £330
UK excluding London median daily rate £313 £315 £290
% change year-on-year
-0.79% +8.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 14
Median hourly rate - £15.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -31.81%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +16.12%
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
334 316 242
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 9.15% 8.17% 7.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 181 170 118
Median daily rate £385 £364 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.76% +21.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £215 £199
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £500 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £340
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +11.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 7 20
Median hourly rate £20.73 £14.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+48.07% -36.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £11.90 £12.61
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £68.80 £71.00 £35.78
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £22.00 £20.06
% change year-on-year
+29.54% +9.67%

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 29 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 29 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 -25 34 £325 +10.63% 7
Cheshire -8 8 £250 -37.50% 2
Merseyside -2 5 £425 +112.50%
Lancashire -3 4 £96 -56.25%
Cumbria +15 1 £250 +11.11% 1
SCCM
England

SCCM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 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.

1 132 (79.04%) Windows
2 107 (64.07%) Active Directory
3 101 (60.48%) Microsoft
4 78 (46.71%) Windows Server
5 68 (40.72%) SCOM
6 67 (40.12%) Windows Server 2012
7 53 (31.74%) VMware
8 51 (30.54%) PowerShell
9 43 (25.75%) Migration
10 40 (23.95%) VMware Infrastructure
11 39 (23.35%) Security Cleared
12 38 (22.75%) MS Exchange
12 38 (22.75%) Windows 10
13 36 (21.56%) Software Engineering
14 35 (20.96%) Test Automation
15 33 (19.76%) Windows Server 2008
15 33 (19.76%) Skype
15 33 (19.76%) Skype for Business
16 31 (18.56%) ITIL
16 31 (18.56%) Citrix
17 30 (17.96%) SharePoint
17 30 (17.96%) SC Cleared
18 29 (17.37%) MS Office
18 29 (17.37%) Office 365
19 27 (16.17%) MS Excel
19 27 (16.17%) Linux
19 27 (16.17%) Data Migration
20 23 (13.77%) Windows 7
21 22 (13.17%) SharePoint 2013
22 20 (11.98%) Windows Server 2003

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 38 (22.75%) MS Exchange
2 33 (19.76%) Skype for Business
3 30 (17.96%) SharePoint
4 22 (13.17%) SharePoint 2013
5 9 (5.39%) Exchange Server 2010
6 8 (4.79%) Exchange Server 2013
7 6 (3.59%) Exchange Server 2007
8 5 (2.99%) IIS
9 2 (1.20%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.60%) Apache
10 1 (0.60%) Confluence
10 1 (0.60%) IBM Notes
10 1 (0.60%) JBoss
10 1 (0.60%) Tomcat
Applications
1 29 (17.37%) MS Office
2 27 (16.17%) MS Excel
3 12 (7.19%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.60%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.60%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 29 (17.37%) Office 365
2 18 (10.78%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (2.99%) IaaS
4 4 (2.40%) PaaS
5 3 (1.80%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (1.80%) Azure Active Directory
5 3 (1.80%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 33 (19.76%) Skype
2 17 (10.18%) DNS
2 17 (10.18%) SAN
3 15 (8.98%) DHCP
4 7 (4.19%) Unified Communications
5 6 (3.59%) LAN
5 6 (3.59%) VoIP
5 6 (3.59%) WAN
6 5 (2.99%) TCP/IP
7 4 (2.40%) IP Telephony
7 4 (2.40%) Remote Desktop
8 3 (1.80%) Cisco Nexus
8 3 (1.80%) PCoIP
8 3 (1.80%) Softphone
9 2 (1.20%) DMZ
9 2 (1.20%) Firewall
9 2 (1.20%) NAS
9 2 (1.20%) Network Security
9 2 (1.20%) VLAN
9 2 (1.20%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (7.78%) SQL Server
2 10 (5.99%) Amazon RDS
3 6 (3.59%) SQL Server 2012
3 6 (3.59%) SQL Server 2014
4 5 (2.99%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 4 (2.40%) Octopus Deploy
1 4 (2.40%) Vagrant
2 1 (0.60%) AdminStudio
2 1 (0.60%) JIRA
General
1 15 (8.98%) Finance
2 7 (4.19%) Local Government
3 5 (2.99%) Banking
4 4 (2.40%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.80%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.60%) French Language
6 1 (0.60%) Italian Language
6 1 (0.60%) Marketing
6 1 (0.60%) Publishing
6 1 (0.60%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 25 (14.97%) Architect
2 21 (12.57%) Analyst
3 13 (7.78%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 13 (7.78%) Windows Engineer
4 12 (7.19%) Support Engineer
5 11 (6.59%) SCCM Engineer
6 10 (5.99%) Consultant
6 10 (5.99%) SCCM Specialist
6 10 (5.99%) Technical Analyst
7 9 (5.39%) Designer
7 9 (5.39%) Solutions Architect
8 8 (4.79%) SCCM Consultant
8 8 (4.79%) Senior Analyst
8 8 (4.79%) Senior Technical Analyst
8 8 (4.79%) Server Engineer
9 7 (4.19%) Desktop Engineer
9 7 (4.19%) Project Manager
9 7 (4.19%) Server Specialist
9 7 (4.19%) Service Analyst
9 7 (4.19%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.80%) Regular Expression
1 3 (1.80%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 17 (10.18%) Data Centre
2 9 (5.39%) Fat Client
2 9 (5.39%) Thin Client
3 8 (4.79%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (2.99%) PKI
5 4 (2.40%) Clustering
5 4 (2.40%) Hybrid Cloud
5 4 (2.40%) Life Science
6 3 (1.80%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.20%) BYOD
7 2 (1.20%) PMI
8 1 (0.60%) FlexPod
8 1 (0.60%) HP Storage
8 1 (0.60%) Informatics
8 1 (0.60%) iPad
8 1 (0.60%) iPhone
8 1 (0.60%) NHS
8 1 (0.60%) Replication
8 1 (0.60%) Smartphone
8 1 (0.60%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 132 (79.04%) Windows
2 78 (46.71%) Windows Server
3 67 (40.12%) Windows Server 2012
4 38 (22.75%) Windows 10
5 33 (19.76%) Windows Server 2008
6 27 (16.17%) Linux
7 23 (13.77%) Windows 7
8 20 (11.98%) Windows Server 2003
9 16 (9.58%) Unix
10 11 (6.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 10 (5.99%) Solaris
12 8 (4.79%) Windows 8
13 6 (3.59%) Windows XP
14 3 (1.80%) Apple iOS
14 3 (1.80%) Mac OS
14 3 (1.80%) Windows Vista
15 2 (1.20%) AIX
15 2 (1.20%) Scientific Linux
15 2 (1.20%) Windows 2000
15 2 (1.20%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (25.75%) Migration
2 36 (21.56%) Software Engineering
3 35 (20.96%) Test Automation
4 31 (18.56%) ITIL
5 27 (16.17%) Data Migration
6 19 (11.38%) Security Patching
7 11 (6.59%) Patch Management
8 10 (5.99%) Identity Management
8 10 (5.99%) Server Patching
8 10 (5.99%) Virtual Environments
9 9 (5.39%) Application Packaging
10 6 (3.59%) Disaster Recovery
10 6 (3.59%) Identity Access Management
11 5 (2.99%) Configuration Management
11 5 (2.99%) DevOps
11 5 (2.99%) Incident Management
11 5 (2.99%) Infrastructure Transformation
11 5 (2.99%) TOGAF
12 4 (2.40%) High Availability
12 4 (2.40%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 51 (30.54%) PowerShell
2 13 (7.78%) SQL
3 4 (2.40%) Java
3 4 (2.40%) JavaScript
3 4 (2.40%) PHP
4 3 (1.80%) Python
4 3 (1.80%) Ruby
5 1 (0.60%) C
5 1 (0.60%) C#
Qualifications
1 39 (23.35%) Security Cleared
2 30 (17.96%) SC Cleared
3 17 (10.18%) Microsoft Certification
4 13 (7.78%) MCP
5 10 (5.99%) ITIL Certification
6 6 (3.59%) MCITP
7 5 (2.99%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 5 (2.99%) MCSA
8 4 (2.40%) DBS Check
8 4 (2.40%) MCSE
8 4 (2.40%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (1.20%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.60%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (0.60%) CCNA
10 1 (0.60%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.60%) Degree
10 1 (0.60%) MCDST
10 1 (0.60%) MCTS
10 1 (0.60%) RHCA
10 1 (0.60%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (6.59%) SLA
2 9 (5.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 107 (64.07%) Active Directory
2 40 (23.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (11.38%) Hyper-V
4 14 (8.38%) vSphere
5 10 (5.99%) Microsoft App-V
5 10 (5.99%) XenApp
6 6 (3.59%) VMware ESX
7 4 (2.40%) XenDesktop
8 2 (1.20%) DFS Replication
8 2 (1.20%) Firmware
8 2 (1.20%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (1.20%) VMware Server
9 1 (0.60%) BitLocker
9 1 (0.60%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 1 (0.60%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.60%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.60%) Xen
9 1 (0.60%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 68 (40.72%) SCOM
2 13 (7.78%) WSUS
3 9 (5.39%) Puppet
3 9 (5.39%) SCOrch
4 6 (3.59%) SCVMM
5 5 (2.99%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (2.40%) Microsoft Clustering
6 4 (2.40%) Nagios
6 4 (2.40%) vRealize
7 3 (1.80%) AirWatch
7 3 (1.80%) EMC NetWorker
7 3 (1.80%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 3 (1.80%) HP SiteScope
7 3 (1.80%) Microsoft Intune
7 3 (1.80%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 2 (1.20%) Backup Exec
8 2 (1.20%) OpenView
8 2 (1.20%) SCSM
9 1 (0.60%) HP Data Protector
9 1 (0.60%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 101 (60.48%) Microsoft
2 53 (31.74%) VMware
3 31 (18.56%) Citrix
4 17 (10.18%) Cisco
5 16 (9.58%) HP
6 10 (5.99%) Red Hat
7 8 (4.79%) NetApp
8 7 (4.19%) AppSense
9 4 (2.40%) Apple
9 4 (2.40%) Dell
9 4 (2.40%) EMC
10 3 (1.80%) Avaya
10 3 (1.80%) SolarWinds
10 3 (1.80%) Splunk
11 2 (1.20%) Altiris
11 2 (1.20%) Axway
11 2 (1.20%) Blue Coat
11 2 (1.20%) Lumension
11 2 (1.20%) Symantec
11 2 (1.20%) Wyse
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