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 27 August 2014 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM)
Rank 70 76 78
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +2
Contract jobs citing SCCM 44 35 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.74% 1.66% 1.35%
As % of the Systems Management category 31.21% 26.32% 27.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 23 9
Average daily rate
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£331 £288 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.21% -11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £168 £262
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
+0.80% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 2 0
Average hourly rate £18.00 £13.75 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.90% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £20.25 £21.50
% change year-on-year
-13.58% -5.81%
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
141 133 114
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 5.57% 6.32% 4.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 79 48
Average daily rate £325 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £159 £250 £153
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 2 4
Average hourly rate £22.60 £13.75 £14.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+64.32% -6.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £12.75 £13.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.15 £14.75 £20.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.91 £20.25 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-1.67% +6.57%

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 27 August 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SCCM across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 27 August 2014.

SCCM Hourly Rate Histogram 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 27 August 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
Birmingham -3 12 £288 +15.00% 2
Coventry - 7 £400 - 1
Staffordshire - 6 - -
Shropshire -3 1 - - 1
Warwickshire -19 1 - -
Solihull - - - -
Herefordshire - - - - 2
SCCM
England

SCCM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 99 (88.39%) Windows
2 57 (50.89%) Active Directory
3 50 (44.64%) Microsoft
4 46 (41.07%) Windows Server 2008
5 42 (37.50%) Windows 7
6 36 (32.14%) Windows Server 2003
7 32 (28.57%) VMware
8 31 (27.68%) MS Office
9 28 (25.00%) Windows XP
9 28 (25.00%) DHCP
10 25 (22.32%) DNS
11 24 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
11 24 (21.43%) PowerShell
12 23 (20.54%) Windows Server 2012
13 22 (19.64%) SCOM
13 22 (19.64%) Citrix
14 21 (18.75%) Migration
15 20 (17.86%) HP
15 20 (17.86%) Dell
15 20 (17.86%) MS Exchange
15 20 (17.86%) Security Cleared
16 18 (16.07%) SAN
17 17 (15.18%) NAS
17 17 (15.18%) XenDesktop
18 16 (14.29%) XenApp
18 16 (14.29%) XenServer
18 16 (14.29%) Blackberry
19 15 (13.39%) SC Cleared
19 15 (13.39%) VLAN
19 15 (13.39%) Exchange Server 2003

SCCM
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 20 (17.86%) MS Exchange
2 15 (13.39%) Exchange Server 2003
3 4 (3.57%) SharePoint Server
3 4 (3.57%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.79%) IIS
4 2 (1.79%) ColdFusion
5 1 (0.89%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.89%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 31 (27.68%) MS Office
2 5 (4.46%) MS Excel
3 4 (3.57%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.79%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.89%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 6 (5.36%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 28 (25.00%) DHCP
2 25 (22.32%) DNS
3 18 (16.07%) SAN
4 17 (15.18%) NAS
5 15 (13.39%) VLAN
6 8 (7.14%) LAN
7 6 (5.36%) VPN
7 6 (5.36%) Wi-Fi
8 4 (3.57%) 3G
9 3 (2.68%) Firewall
10 2 (1.79%) DMZ
10 2 (1.79%) WAN
10 2 (1.79%) TCP/IP
10 2 (1.79%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.46%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.79%) DataStage
3 1 (0.89%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 7 (6.25%) MSI
2 3 (2.68%) AdminStudio
3 2 (1.79%) Wise Package Studio
3 2 (1.79%) InstallShield
General
1 8 (7.14%) Finance
2 2 (1.79%) Manufacturing
3 1 (0.89%) Back Office
3 1 (0.89%) Legal
Job Titles
1 22 (19.64%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 18 (16.07%) Support Engineer
3 14 (12.50%) Server Engineer
4 12 (10.71%) 3rd Line Support
5 9 (8.04%) Analyst
5 9 (8.04%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 8 (7.14%) 2nd Line Support
6 8 (7.14%) VMware Engineer
7 7 (6.25%) Migration Engineer
8 6 (5.36%) Applications Packager
8 6 (5.36%) Consultant
8 6 (5.36%) Citrix Engineer
9 5 (4.46%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 5 (4.46%) Desktop Support
10 4 (3.57%) Architect
10 4 (3.57%) Support Analyst
11 3 (2.68%) Administrator
11 3 (2.68%) Desktop Support Analyst
11 3 (2.68%) Systems Engineer
11 3 (2.68%) Server Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (8.93%) Application Packaging
2 6 (5.36%) Software Packaging
3 4 (3.57%) DCOM
4 2 (1.79%) Middleware
5 1 (0.89%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 16 (14.29%) Blackberry
2 15 (13.39%) PDA
3 4 (3.57%) Clustering
3 4 (3.57%) Firmware
4 2 (1.79%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.89%) Device Driver
5 1 (0.89%) NHS
5 1 (0.89%) SCADA
5 1 (0.89%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 99 (88.39%) Windows
2 46 (41.07%) Windows Server 2008
3 42 (37.50%) Windows 7
4 36 (32.14%) Windows Server 2003
5 28 (25.00%) Windows XP
6 23 (20.54%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (6.25%) Windows 8
8 5 (4.46%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (18.75%) Migration
2 13 (11.61%) ITIL
3 10 (8.93%) Business Continuity
4 8 (7.14%) Project Management
4 8 (7.14%) Service Delivery
5 7 (6.25%) Software Distribution
6 6 (5.36%) Performance Tuning
7 5 (4.46%) Problem Management
8 4 (3.57%) Workflow
9 3 (2.68%) Continuous Improvement
10 2 (1.79%) Information Assurance
10 2 (1.79%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 2 (1.79%) WAN Optimisation
10 2 (1.79%) Technical Analysis
10 2 (1.79%) Test Scripting
10 2 (1.79%) Time Management
10 2 (1.79%) Incident Management
10 2 (1.79%) Project Planning
10 2 (1.79%) Regression Testing
10 2 (1.79%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 24 (21.43%) PowerShell
2 7 (6.25%) VB
3 4 (3.57%) SQL
4 2 (1.79%) VBScript
4 2 (1.79%) Java
Qualifications
1 20 (17.86%) Security Cleared
2 15 (13.39%) SC Cleared
3 11 (9.82%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (4.46%) MCP
5 4 (3.57%) MCSE
5 4 (3.57%) MCITP
6 3 (2.68%) BC Cleared
6 3 (2.68%) DV Cleared
6 3 (2.68%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (1.79%) MCSA
8 1 (0.89%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.68%) SLA
1 3 (2.68%) QA
System Software
1 57 (50.89%) Active Directory
2 24 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (15.18%) XenDesktop
4 16 (14.29%) XenApp
4 16 (14.29%) XenServer
5 9 (8.04%) Microsoft App-V
6 8 (7.14%) VMware Server
6 8 (7.14%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.89%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 22 (19.64%) SCOM
2 5 (4.46%) WMI
3 4 (3.57%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 3 (2.68%) WSUS
4 3 (2.68%) NetBackup
4 3 (2.68%) SCVMM
5 2 (1.79%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (1.79%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (1.79%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 2 (1.79%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.89%) Nagios
6 1 (0.89%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.89%) Sysprep
Vendors
1 50 (44.64%) Microsoft
2 32 (28.57%) VMware
3 22 (19.64%) Citrix
4 20 (17.86%) HP
4 20 (17.86%) Dell
5 12 (10.71%) EMC
6 6 (5.36%) Cisco
7 3 (2.68%) SolarWinds
8 2 (1.79%) Nimsoft
8 2 (1.79%) Spiceworks
8 2 (1.79%) McAfee
8 2 (1.79%) LANDesk
8 2 (1.79%) Panasonic
8 2 (1.79%) Riverbed
8 2 (1.79%) Symantec
9 1 (0.89%) Remedy
9 1 (0.89%) Apple
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