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 28 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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM)
Rank 68 71 59
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -12
Contract jobs citing SCCM 49 36 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.01% 1.82% 2.13%
As % of the Systems Management category 38.28% 33.33% 35.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 28 14
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£315 £335 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.97% +3.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £235 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £414
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £320 £300
% change year-on-year
-9.37% +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 £15.50 £20.50 £20.06
% change year-on-year
-24.39% +2.19%
Systems Management Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
128 108 134
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 5.26% 5.47% 5.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 65 58
Average daily rate £340 £375 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.33% +27.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £250 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £500 £395
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £341 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.02% +4.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 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 £10.10 £12.50 £12.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £12.50 £19.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.06 £22.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-9.84% +27.14%
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 28 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 28 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 - 13 £200 - 2
Birmingham -7 7 £425 +70.00% 7
Shropshire -3 6 £315 -17.10%
Coventry - 5 £300 - 4
Staffordshire - 4 - -
Warwickshire -13 3 - -
Solihull - - - -
Herefordshire - - - -
SCCM
England

SCCM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 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 94 (89.52%) Windows
2 55 (52.38%) Active Directory
3 47 (44.76%) Microsoft
4 46 (43.81%) Windows Server 2008
5 41 (39.05%) Windows 7
6 38 (36.19%) Windows Server 2003
7 31 (29.52%) VMware
8 27 (25.71%) MS Office
9 25 (23.81%) Windows XP
10 23 (21.90%) DHCP
10 23 (21.90%) SCOM
11 22 (20.95%) VMware Infrastructure
11 22 (20.95%) PowerShell
11 22 (20.95%) Citrix
12 21 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
13 20 (19.05%) DNS
14 17 (16.19%) HP
14 17 (16.19%) MS Exchange
14 17 (16.19%) Security Cleared
15 15 (14.29%) XenApp
15 15 (14.29%) SAN
16 14 (13.33%) Dell
16 14 (13.33%) Migration
16 14 (13.33%) XenDesktop
16 14 (13.33%) NAS
17 13 (12.38%) SC Cleared
17 13 (12.38%) XenServer
17 13 (12.38%) Blackberry
18 12 (11.43%) EMC
18 12 (11.43%) PDA

SCCM
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 28 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 (16.19%) MS Exchange
2 12 (11.43%) Exchange Server 2003
3 6 (5.71%) SharePoint
4 4 (3.81%) SharePoint Server
4 4 (3.81%) Lync
5 2 (1.90%) IIS
5 2 (1.90%) ColdFusion
6 1 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 27 (25.71%) MS Office
2 5 (4.76%) MS Excel
3 4 (3.81%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.90%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.95%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.76%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 23 (21.90%) DHCP
2 20 (19.05%) DNS
3 15 (14.29%) SAN
4 14 (13.33%) NAS
5 12 (11.43%) VLAN
6 9 (8.57%) LAN
7 6 (5.71%) VPN
8 5 (4.76%) Wi-Fi
8 5 (4.76%) TCP/IP
9 3 (2.86%) WAN
9 3 (2.86%) 3G
9 3 (2.86%) Firewall
10 2 (1.90%) Structured Cabling
10 2 (1.90%) DMZ
10 2 (1.90%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.76%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.90%) DataStage
3 1 (0.95%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 8 (7.62%) MSI
2 3 (2.86%) AdminStudio
3 2 (1.90%) Wise Package Studio
3 2 (1.90%) InstallShield
General
1 9 (8.57%) Finance
2 2 (1.90%) Manufacturing
3 1 (0.95%) Back Office
3 1 (0.95%) Legal
Job Titles
1 22 (20.95%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 17 (16.19%) Support Engineer
3 11 (10.48%) Server Engineer
4 9 (8.57%) 2nd Line Support
4 9 (8.57%) Consultant
5 8 (7.62%) Analyst
5 8 (7.62%) 3rd Line Support
6 7 (6.67%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 6 (5.71%) Architect
7 6 (5.71%) Applications Packager
7 6 (5.71%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 5 (4.76%) Desktop Support
8 5 (4.76%) Wintel Engineer
8 5 (4.76%) VMware Engineer
8 5 (4.76%) Citrix Engineer
9 4 (3.81%) Support Analyst
9 4 (3.81%) Solutions Architect
9 4 (3.81%) Technical Architect
9 4 (3.81%) Migration Engineer
10 3 (2.86%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (8.57%) Application Packaging
2 7 (6.67%) Software Packaging
3 4 (3.81%) DCOM
4 2 (1.90%) Middleware
5 1 (0.95%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 13 (12.38%) Blackberry
2 12 (11.43%) PDA
3 4 (3.81%) Firmware
3 4 (3.81%) Clustering
4 2 (1.90%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.95%) NHS
5 1 (0.95%) Statistics
5 1 (0.95%) SCADA
5 1 (0.95%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 94 (89.52%) Windows
2 46 (43.81%) Windows Server 2008
3 41 (39.05%) Windows 7
4 38 (36.19%) Windows Server 2003
5 25 (23.81%) Windows XP
6 21 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (7.62%) Windows 8
8 5 (4.76%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (13.33%) Migration
2 10 (9.52%) Business Continuity
2 10 (9.52%) ITIL
3 9 (8.57%) Service Delivery
4 8 (7.62%) Project Management
5 7 (6.67%) Software Distribution
6 6 (5.71%) Performance Tuning
7 5 (4.76%) Problem Management
8 4 (3.81%) Workflow
9 3 (2.86%) Continuous Improvement
10 2 (1.90%) Technical Analysis
10 2 (1.90%) Test Scripting
10 2 (1.90%) Time Management
10 2 (1.90%) Information Assurance
10 2 (1.90%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 2 (1.90%) WAN Optimisation
10 2 (1.90%) Incident Management
10 2 (1.90%) Service Management
10 2 (1.90%) Regression Testing
10 2 (1.90%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 22 (20.95%) PowerShell
2 5 (4.76%) VB
3 2 (1.90%) VBScript
3 2 (1.90%) Java
4 1 (0.95%) SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (16.19%) Security Cleared
2 13 (12.38%) SC Cleared
3 11 (10.48%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (3.81%) MCP
4 4 (3.81%) MCSE
4 4 (3.81%) BC Cleared
4 4 (3.81%) MCTS
4 4 (3.81%) MCITP
5 1 (0.95%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.95%) MCSA
5 1 (0.95%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.81%) QA
2 3 (2.86%) SLA
System Software
1 55 (52.38%) Active Directory
2 22 (20.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (14.29%) XenApp
4 14 (13.33%) XenDesktop
5 13 (12.38%) XenServer
6 11 (10.48%) Microsoft App-V
7 8 (7.62%) Hyper-V
8 5 (4.76%) VMware Server
9 2 (1.90%) vSphere
10 1 (0.95%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.95%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 23 (21.90%) SCOM
2 6 (5.71%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 4 (3.81%) WMI
4 3 (2.86%) WSUS
4 3 (2.86%) SCVMM
5 2 (1.90%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (1.90%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (1.90%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (1.90%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.95%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.95%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 47 (44.76%) Microsoft
2 31 (29.52%) VMware
3 22 (20.95%) Citrix
4 17 (16.19%) HP
5 14 (13.33%) Dell
6 12 (11.43%) EMC
7 5 (4.76%) Cisco
8 3 (2.86%) SolarWinds
9 2 (1.90%) Nimsoft
9 2 (1.90%) Spiceworks
9 2 (1.90%) IronPort
9 2 (1.90%) Panasonic
9 2 (1.90%) Riverbed
9 2 (1.90%) McAfee
9 2 (1.90%) Symantec
10 1 (0.95%) Remedy
10 1 (0.95%) Apple
10 1 (0.95%) LANDesk
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