The table below looks at the statistics 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 26 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
26 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM)
Rank 85 51 69
Rank change year-on-year
-34 +18
Contract jobs citing SCCM 37 65 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.47% 2.81% 1.78%
As % of the Systems Management category 20.11% 36.52% 37.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 27 14
Average daily rate
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£320 £250 £351
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.00% -28.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £100 £150 £236
10% offered a daily rate of more than £408 £395 £412
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £275 £300
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 11 3
Average hourly rate £14.00 £13.00 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +4.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.83 £19.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-11.44% +8.57%
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 West Midlands region.

Systems Management Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
184 178 77
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 7.29% 7.71% 4.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 111 83 38
Average daily rate £360 £311 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.66% -6.39%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £163 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £430 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 14 5
Average hourly rate £20.50 £13.75 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+49.09% +10.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.19 £23.25 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-13.18% +16.25%

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 26 May 2015.

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 26 May 2015. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Coventry +5 9 £350 +57.30%
Shropshire -16 7 £335 +6.34%
Birmingham -14 6 £400 +84.97% 5
Warwickshire -6 4 £275 +83.33%
Wolverhampton +1 2 £315 +14.54%
Worcestershire - 2 £500 -
Staffordshire -6 1 - -
Solihull - 1 - -
SCCM
England

SCCM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 26 May 2015, 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 72 (84.71%) Windows
2 45 (52.94%) Active Directory
3 38 (44.71%) Microsoft
4 34 (40.00%) Windows 7
5 23 (27.06%) Windows XP
6 22 (25.88%) DNS
6 22 (25.88%) VMware
6 22 (25.88%) Windows Server 2008
7 21 (24.71%) Citrix
8 19 (22.35%) Windows Server 2003
9 18 (21.18%) DHCP
10 15 (17.65%) ITIL
11 14 (16.47%) MS Office
11 14 (16.47%) Microsoft Certification
11 14 (16.47%) Microsoft App-V
12 13 (15.29%) VMware Infrastructure
12 13 (15.29%) Security Cleared
13 12 (14.12%) XenApp
13 12 (14.12%) Windows Server 2012
13 12 (14.12%) NHS
14 11 (12.94%) MS Exchange
15 10 (11.76%) SC Cleared
15 10 (11.76%) SCOM
16 9 (10.59%) Migration
16 9 (10.59%) MS Excel
16 9 (10.59%) HP
17 8 (9.41%) MCSE
17 8 (9.41%) Windows 8
18 7 (8.24%) QA
18 7 (8.24%) MSI

SCCM
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 26 May 2015, 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 11 (12.94%) MS Exchange
2 6 (7.06%) Exchange Server 2003
2 6 (7.06%) SharePoint
3 3 (3.53%) SharePoint 2010
3 3 (3.53%) Lync
3 3 (3.53%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (2.35%) IIS
4 2 (2.35%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (1.18%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (1.18%) Office Communications Server
5 1 (1.18%) IBM Notes
5 1 (1.18%) Apache
5 1 (1.18%) WebLogic
Applications
1 14 (16.47%) MS Office
2 9 (10.59%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.35%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (2.35%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.18%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.88%) Office 365
2 3 (3.53%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 22 (25.88%) DNS
2 18 (21.18%) DHCP
3 7 (8.24%) SAN
3 7 (8.24%) LAN
3 7 (8.24%) WAN
4 4 (4.71%) VLAN
4 4 (4.71%) NAS
5 3 (3.53%) Internet
6 2 (2.35%) NetScaler
6 2 (2.35%) Structured Cabling
6 2 (2.35%) Wireless
6 2 (2.35%) SMS
7 1 (1.18%) Firewall
7 1 (1.18%) HTTP
7 1 (1.18%) TCP/IP
7 1 (1.18%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.53%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (2.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (2.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (1.18%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 7 (8.24%) MSI
General
1 6 (7.06%) Local Government
2 5 (5.88%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.35%) Retail
4 1 (1.18%) Automotive
4 1 (1.18%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 16 (18.82%) Support Engineer
2 10 (11.76%) 3rd Line Support
2 10 (11.76%) Server Engineer
3 8 (9.41%) Consultant
4 7 (8.24%) Analyst
4 7 (8.24%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 6 (7.06%) Deployment Engineer
5 6 (7.06%) Administrator
5 6 (7.06%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 5 (5.88%) Service Desk Analyst
6 5 (5.88%) Service Analyst
6 5 (5.88%) Applications Packager
6 5 (5.88%) Help Desk Analyst
6 5 (5.88%) Architect
7 4 (4.71%) Desktop Support
7 4 (4.71%) Desktop Engineer
7 4 (4.71%) SCCM Engineer
8 3 (3.53%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
8 3 (3.53%) SCCM Consultant
8 3 (3.53%) PC Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.71%) Application Packaging
2 3 (3.53%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 12 (14.12%) NHS
2 6 (7.06%) Blackberry
3 5 (5.88%) Data Centre
4 4 (4.71%) PDA
5 2 (2.35%) Fat Client
5 2 (2.35%) Thin Client
5 2 (2.35%) Replication
5 2 (2.35%) Private Cloud
6 1 (1.18%) Clustering
6 1 (1.18%) PKI
6 1 (1.18%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 72 (84.71%) Windows
2 34 (40.00%) Windows 7
3 23 (27.06%) Windows XP
4 22 (25.88%) Windows Server 2008
5 19 (22.35%) Windows Server 2003
6 12 (14.12%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (9.41%) Windows 8
8 3 (3.53%) Windows 2000
9 2 (2.35%) Windows Vista
10 1 (1.18%) Mac OS
10 1 (1.18%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (17.65%) ITIL
2 9 (10.59%) Migration
3 7 (8.24%) Service Management
4 6 (7.06%) Stakeholder Management
4 6 (7.06%) Patch Management
5 5 (5.88%) ITSM
6 4 (4.71%) Problem Management
7 3 (3.53%) Configuration Management
7 3 (3.53%) Server Building
8 2 (2.35%) Compatibility Testing
8 2 (2.35%) Software Deployment
8 2 (2.35%) CRM
9 1 (1.18%) Change Management
9 1 (1.18%) Business Continuity
9 1 (1.18%) Logistics
9 1 (1.18%) Mobile Device Management
9 1 (1.18%) Performance Tuning
9 1 (1.18%) Performance Monitoring
9 1 (1.18%) Release Management
9 1 (1.18%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (7.06%) PowerShell
2 4 (4.71%) SQL
3 3 (3.53%) VB
4 1 (1.18%) C
4 1 (1.18%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 14 (16.47%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (15.29%) Security Cleared
3 10 (11.76%) SC Cleared
4 8 (9.41%) MCSE
5 5 (5.88%) MCP
5 5 (5.88%) MCITP
6 1 (1.18%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.18%) MCSA
6 1 (1.18%) MCTS
6 1 (1.18%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (8.24%) QA
2 5 (5.88%) SLA
System Software
1 45 (52.94%) Active Directory
2 14 (16.47%) Microsoft App-V
3 13 (15.29%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (14.12%) XenApp
5 6 (7.06%) XenServer
5 6 (7.06%) XenDesktop
6 3 (3.53%) VMware Server
6 3 (3.53%) Hyper-V
7 2 (2.35%) Terminal Server
7 2 (2.35%) vSphere
8 1 (1.18%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 10 (11.76%) SCOM
2 4 (4.71%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 3 (3.53%) WSUS
4 2 (2.35%) NetBackup
4 2 (2.35%) Backup Exec
4 2 (2.35%) SCOrch
4 2 (2.35%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 2 (2.35%) SCSM
5 1 (1.18%) AirWatch
5 1 (1.18%) ServiceCenter
5 1 (1.18%) Windows Intune
5 1 (1.18%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 38 (44.71%) Microsoft
2 22 (25.88%) VMware
3 21 (24.71%) Citrix
4 9 (10.59%) HP
5 6 (7.06%) Dell
6 3 (3.53%) EMC
6 3 (3.53%) Cisco
6 3 (3.53%) McAfee
7 2 (2.35%) LANDesk
7 2 (2.35%) Panasonic
7 2 (2.35%) Symantec
8 1 (1.18%) Mitel
8 1 (1.18%) Veeam
8 1 (1.18%) Spiceworks
8 1 (1.18%) MobileIron
8 1 (1.18%) Sophos
8 1 (1.18%) SAP
8 1 (1.18%) Juniper
8 1 (1.18%) CommVault
8 1 (1.18%) NetApp