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 10 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
10 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM)
Rank 61 70 63
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -7
Contract jobs citing SCCM 56 33 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.37% 1.80% 2.16%
As % of the Systems Management category 44.80% 32.35% 36.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 21 17
Average daily rate
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£315 £340 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.35% +4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £250 £256
10% offered a daily rate of more than £427 £450 £365
UK excluding London average daily rate £285 £313 £288
% change year-on-year
-8.80% +8.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 3 4
Average hourly rate £12.00 £12.50 £15.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% -18.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.40 £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 £19.00 £21.63
% change year-on-year
-18.42% -12.13%
Systems Management Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
125 102 136
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 5.29% 5.55% 6.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 60 60
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 £220 £250 £142
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £525 £365
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 3 8
Average hourly rate £12.50 £12.50 £14.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -15.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.55 £12.50 £12.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.95 £12.50 £19.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.36 £20.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-10.43% +13.88%
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 10 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 10 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
Shropshire +6 11 £315 -17.10%
Worcestershire - 10 - - 2
Birmingham -3 7 £425 +49.12% 8
Coventry -7 7 £281 - 2
Warwickshire -6 6 £150 -40.94%
Staffordshire - 3 - -
Solihull - - - -
Herefordshire - - - - 1
SCCM
England

SCCM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 10 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 93 (88.57%) Windows
2 51 (48.57%) Active Directory
3 47 (44.76%) Microsoft
4 45 (42.86%) Windows Server 2008
5 42 (40.00%) Windows 7
6 37 (35.24%) Windows Server 2003
7 30 (28.57%) VMware
8 25 (23.81%) Windows XP
9 24 (22.86%) MS Office
10 23 (21.90%) SCOM
11 22 (20.95%) PowerShell
12 21 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
12 21 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
12 21 (20.00%) Citrix
12 21 (20.00%) DHCP
13 18 (17.14%) DNS
14 17 (16.19%) HP
15 16 (15.24%) Migration
16 15 (14.29%) Security Cleared
17 14 (13.33%) XenApp
17 14 (13.33%) Microsoft App-V
17 14 (13.33%) MS Exchange
18 13 (12.38%) XenDesktop
19 12 (11.43%) NAS
19 12 (11.43%) Dell
19 12 (11.43%) EMC
19 12 (11.43%) Microsoft Certification
19 12 (11.43%) SAN
20 11 (10.48%) Blackberry
20 11 (10.48%) SC Cleared

SCCM
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 10 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 14 (13.33%) MS Exchange
2 10 (9.52%) Exchange Server 2003
3 7 (6.67%) SharePoint
4 5 (4.76%) Lync
5 4 (3.81%) SharePoint Server
6 2 (1.90%) IIS
6 2 (1.90%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 24 (22.86%) MS Office
2 6 (5.71%) 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 21 (20.00%) DHCP
2 18 (17.14%) DNS
3 12 (11.43%) SAN
3 12 (11.43%) NAS
4 10 (9.52%) VLAN
5 9 (8.57%) LAN
6 6 (5.71%) VPN
7 5 (4.76%) TCP/IP
8 4 (3.81%) Wi-Fi
9 3 (2.86%) WAN
10 2 (1.90%) DMZ
10 2 (1.90%) Internet
10 2 (1.90%) 3G
10 2 (1.90%) Firewall
10 2 (1.90%) Structured Cabling
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%) Legal
2 2 (1.90%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 21 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 14 (13.33%) Support Engineer
3 11 (10.48%) Server Engineer
4 10 (9.52%) Consultant
5 8 (7.62%) Architect
6 7 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support
7 6 (5.71%) Applications Packager
7 6 (5.71%) 3rd Line Support
7 6 (5.71%) Analyst
8 5 (4.76%) Solutions Architect
8 5 (4.76%) Citrix Engineer
8 5 (4.76%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 5 (4.76%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 5 (4.76%) Wintel Engineer
9 4 (3.81%) SCCM Consultant
9 4 (3.81%) Technical Architect
9 4 (3.81%) Desktop Support
9 4 (3.81%) Migration Engineer
10 3 (2.86%) Desktop Support Analyst
10 3 (2.86%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (8.57%) Application Packaging
1 9 (8.57%) Software Packaging
2 4 (3.81%) DCOM
3 2 (1.90%) Middleware
4 1 (0.95%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 11 (10.48%) Blackberry
2 10 (9.52%) 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 93 (88.57%) Windows
2 45 (42.86%) Windows Server 2008
3 42 (40.00%) Windows 7
4 37 (35.24%) 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 16 (15.24%) 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 15 (14.29%) Security Cleared
2 12 (11.43%) Microsoft Certification
3 11 (10.48%) SC Cleared
4 4 (3.81%) BC Cleared
4 4 (3.81%) MCTS
4 4 (3.81%) MCITP
4 4 (3.81%) MCP
4 4 (3.81%) MCSE
5 2 (1.90%) MCSA
6 1 (0.95%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.95%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.81%) QA
2 3 (2.86%) SLA
System Software
1 51 (48.57%) Active Directory
2 21 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (13.33%) XenApp
3 14 (13.33%) Microsoft App-V
4 13 (12.38%) XenDesktop
5 11 (10.48%) XenServer
6 7 (6.67%) Hyper-V
7 3 (2.86%) VMware Server
8 2 (1.90%) vSphere
9 1 (0.95%) IAG
9 1 (0.95%) UAG
9 1 (0.95%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.95%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 23 (21.90%) SCOM
2 8 (7.62%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 4 (3.81%) WMI
4 3 (2.86%) WSUS
4 3 (2.86%) Norton AntiVirus
4 3 (2.86%) SCVMM
4 3 (2.86%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 2 (1.90%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (1.90%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.95%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 1 (0.95%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 47 (44.76%) Microsoft
2 30 (28.57%) VMware
3 21 (20.00%) Citrix
4 17 (16.19%) HP
5 12 (11.43%) Dell
5 12 (11.43%) EMC
6 4 (3.81%) Cisco
7 3 (2.86%) SolarWinds
7 3 (2.86%) Symantec
8 2 (1.90%) Nimsoft
8 2 (1.90%) Spiceworks
8 2 (1.90%) IronPort
8 2 (1.90%) Panasonic
8 2 (1.90%) Riverbed
8 2 (1.90%) McAfee
9 1 (0.95%) LANDesk
9 1 (0.95%) Remedy
9 1 (0.95%) Apple
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