The first table below looks at the demand for SCCM skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands 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 West Midlands 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 65 74 59
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -15
Contract jobs citing SCCM 53 34 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.26% 1.76% 2.10%
As % of the Systems Management category 41.73% 34.34% 35.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 24 16
Average daily rate
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£315 £353 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.63% +8.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £250 £254
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £406
UK excluding London average daily rate £286 £320 £300
% change year-on-year
-10.54% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 2 4
Average hourly rate £11.48 £12.50 £15.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.20% -18.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £12.50 £12.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.55 £12.50 £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £20.50 £20.03
% change year-on-year
-26.82% +2.34%
Systems Management Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
127 99 134
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 5.42% 5.12% 5.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 55 57
Average daily rate £340 £375 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.33% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £250 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £500 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
-0.73% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 2 8
Average hourly rate £13.50 £12.50 £14.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.00% -15.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.90 £12.50 £12.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £12.50 £19.15
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 West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SCCM across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Systems Management category.

SCCM Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

SCCM
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SCCM across the West Midlands region.

SCCM Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

SCCM
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SCCM across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 22 July 2014.

SCCM Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

SCCM
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SCCM across the West Midlands region.

SCCM Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

SCCM
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SCCM within the West Midlands 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
Worcestershire - 12 £200 - 2
Birmingham -4 8 £425 +49.12% 9
Coventry -7 8 £300 - 6
Shropshire -4 6 £315 -17.10%
Warwickshire -7 4 £150 -40.94%
Staffordshire - 4 - -
Solihull - - - - 1
Herefordshire - - - -
SCCM
England

SCCM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 95 (88.79%) Windows
2 55 (51.40%) Active Directory
3 47 (43.93%) Microsoft
4 45 (42.06%) Windows Server 2008
5 43 (40.19%) Windows 7
6 37 (34.58%) Windows Server 2003
7 32 (29.91%) VMware
8 26 (24.30%) Windows XP
8 26 (24.30%) MS Office
9 23 (21.50%) SCOM
10 22 (20.56%) VMware Infrastructure
10 22 (20.56%) PowerShell
10 22 (20.56%) Citrix
10 22 (20.56%) DHCP
11 21 (19.63%) Windows Server 2012
12 19 (17.76%) DNS
13 17 (15.89%) HP
13 17 (15.89%) MS Exchange
14 16 (14.95%) Migration
14 16 (14.95%) Security Cleared
15 15 (14.02%) XenApp
16 14 (13.08%) XenDesktop
16 14 (13.08%) SAN
17 13 (12.15%) Dell
17 13 (12.15%) NAS
18 12 (11.21%) XenServer
18 12 (11.21%) SC Cleared
18 12 (11.21%) EMC
18 12 (11.21%) Blackberry
18 12 (11.21%) Microsoft App-V

SCCM
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 17 (15.89%) MS Exchange
2 11 (10.28%) Exchange Server 2003
3 7 (6.54%) SharePoint
4 5 (4.67%) Lync
5 4 (3.74%) SharePoint Server
6 2 (1.87%) ColdFusion
6 2 (1.87%) IIS
7 1 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 26 (24.30%) MS Office
2 5 (4.67%) MS Excel
3 4 (3.74%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.87%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.93%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 6 (5.61%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 22 (20.56%) DHCP
2 19 (17.76%) DNS
3 14 (13.08%) SAN
4 13 (12.15%) NAS
5 11 (10.28%) VLAN
6 9 (8.41%) LAN
7 6 (5.61%) VPN
8 5 (4.67%) Wi-Fi
8 5 (4.67%) TCP/IP
9 3 (2.80%) Firewall
9 3 (2.80%) 3G
9 3 (2.80%) WAN
10 2 (1.87%) Structured Cabling
10 2 (1.87%) Internet
10 2 (1.87%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.87%) DataStage
3 1 (0.93%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 8 (7.48%) MSI
2 3 (2.80%) AdminStudio
3 2 (1.87%) Wise Package Studio
3 2 (1.87%) InstallShield
General
1 9 (8.41%) Finance
2 2 (1.87%) Legal
2 2 (1.87%) Manufacturing
3 1 (0.93%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 22 (20.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 16 (14.95%) Support Engineer
3 11 (10.28%) Server Engineer
4 10 (9.35%) Consultant
5 9 (8.41%) 2nd Line Support
6 8 (7.48%) Analyst
6 8 (7.48%) 3rd Line Support
7 7 (6.54%) Architect
8 6 (5.61%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 6 (5.61%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 6 (5.61%) Applications Packager
9 5 (4.67%) Solutions Architect
9 5 (4.67%) Citrix Engineer
9 5 (4.67%) Desktop Support
9 5 (4.67%) Wintel Engineer
10 4 (3.74%) VMware Engineer
10 4 (3.74%) SCCM Consultant
10 4 (3.74%) Technical Architect
10 4 (3.74%) Migration Engineer
10 4 (3.74%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (8.41%) Application Packaging
2 7 (6.54%) Software Packaging
3 4 (3.74%) DCOM
4 2 (1.87%) Middleware
5 1 (0.93%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 12 (11.21%) Blackberry
2 11 (10.28%) PDA
3 4 (3.74%) Firmware
3 4 (3.74%) Clustering
4 2 (1.87%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.93%) Statistics
5 1 (0.93%) NHS
5 1 (0.93%) SCADA
5 1 (0.93%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 95 (88.79%) Windows
2 45 (42.06%) Windows Server 2008
3 43 (40.19%) Windows 7
4 37 (34.58%) Windows Server 2003
5 26 (24.30%) Windows XP
6 21 (19.63%) Windows Server 2012
7 9 (8.41%) Windows 8
8 6 (5.61%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (14.95%) Migration
2 10 (9.35%) ITIL
2 10 (9.35%) Business Continuity
3 9 (8.41%) Service Delivery
4 8 (7.48%) Project Management
5 7 (6.54%) Software Distribution
6 6 (5.61%) Performance Tuning
7 5 (4.67%) Problem Management
8 4 (3.74%) Workflow
9 3 (2.80%) Continuous Improvement
10 2 (1.87%) Test Scripting
10 2 (1.87%) Time Management
10 2 (1.87%) Information Assurance
10 2 (1.87%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 2 (1.87%) WAN Optimisation
10 2 (1.87%) Technical Analysis
10 2 (1.87%) CRM
10 2 (1.87%) PRINCE2
10 2 (1.87%) Configuration Management
10 2 (1.87%) Six Sigma
Programming Languages
1 22 (20.56%) PowerShell
2 5 (4.67%) VB
3 2 (1.87%) VBScript
3 2 (1.87%) Java
4 1 (0.93%) SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (14.95%) Security Cleared
2 12 (11.21%) SC Cleared
3 11 (10.28%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (3.74%) BC Cleared
4 4 (3.74%) MCP
4 4 (3.74%) MCSE
4 4 (3.74%) MCITP
4 4 (3.74%) MCTS
5 1 (0.93%) MCSA
5 1 (0.93%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.93%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.74%) QA
2 3 (2.80%) SLA
System Software
1 55 (51.40%) Active Directory
2 22 (20.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (14.02%) XenApp
4 14 (13.08%) XenDesktop
5 12 (11.21%) XenServer
5 12 (11.21%) Microsoft App-V
6 8 (7.48%) Hyper-V
7 4 (3.74%) VMware Server
8 2 (1.87%) vSphere
9 1 (0.93%) VMware ESX
9 1 (0.93%) IAG
9 1 (0.93%) UAG
9 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 23 (21.50%) SCOM
2 6 (5.61%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 4 (3.74%) WMI
4 3 (2.80%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 3 (2.80%) Norton AntiVirus
4 3 (2.80%) WSUS
4 3 (2.80%) SCVMM
5 2 (1.87%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (1.87%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.93%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.93%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.93%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 47 (43.93%) Microsoft
2 32 (29.91%) VMware
3 22 (20.56%) Citrix
4 17 (15.89%) HP
5 13 (12.15%) Dell
6 12 (11.21%) EMC
7 5 (4.67%) Cisco
8 3 (2.80%) Symantec
8 3 (2.80%) SolarWinds
9 2 (1.87%) IronPort
9 2 (1.87%) Panasonic
9 2 (1.87%) Riverbed
9 2 (1.87%) Nimsoft
9 2 (1.87%) Spiceworks
9 2 (1.87%) McAfee
10 1 (0.93%) Apple
10 1 (0.93%) Remedy
10 1 (0.93%) LANDesk
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