Period
to 22 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for SCCM skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SCCM over the 6 months to 22 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
22 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 98 91 135
Rank change year-on-year -7 +44 -15
Contract jobs citing SCCM 113 98 81
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.22% 2.11% 1.32%
As % of the Systems Management category 18.43% 21.03% 14.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 35 56
West Midlands median daily rate £300 £275 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.18% -21.43% +9.38%
10th Percentile £106 £147 £200
90th Percentile £449 £401 £500
England median daily rate £350 £325 £328
% change year-on-year +7.69% -0.76% +0.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 18 7
West Midlands median hourly rate £18.50 £14.37 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.74% -4.20% +3.45%
10th Percentile £13.50 £13.20 £12.80
90th Percentile £28.25 £21.00 £19.95
England median hourly rate £17.50 £14.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +20.69% -17.14% +10.34%

SCCM is in the Systems Management category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for systems management skills.

All Systems Management Skills
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 613 466 551
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 12.04% 10.06% 8.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 361 290 303
West Midlands median daily rate £430 £440 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.27% +8.64% +35.00%
10th Percentile £275 £225 £300
90th Percentile £575 £588 £525
England median daily rate £500 £475 £440
% change year-on-year +5.26% +7.95% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 27 10
West Midlands median hourly rate £18.25 £14.53 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.65% +0.17% -31.76%
10th Percentile £12.88 £12.96 £12.38
90th Percentile £25.63 £51.50 £21.15
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year - -22.22% +7.14%

SCCM
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing SCCM as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for SCCM in the West Midlands

SCCM
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SCCM in the West Midlands

SCCM
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SCCM in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 22 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SCCM in the West Midlands

SCCM
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SCCM in the West Midlands

SCCM
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing SCCM in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 22 October 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for SCCM 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SCCM within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 22 October 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham +10 45 £313 +7.76% 12
Coventry -4 17 £288 +27.78% 4
Staffordshire -1 11 £293 +32.95%
Warwickshire +12 4 £343 +37.00% 3
Walsall +4 4 £148 -23.38%
Solihull -12 3 - - 3
Herefordshire -13 3 £400 - 1
Worcestershire - 3 - - 1
Shropshire -68 1 - -
SCCM
England

For the 6 months to 22 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing SCCM also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for SCCM.

1 92 (81.42%) Windows
2 64 (56.64%) Active Directory
3 52 (46.02%) Office 365
4 49 (43.36%) Microsoft
5 44 (38.94%) Windows 10
6 39 (34.51%) ITIL
7 35 (30.97%) VMware
8 25 (22.12%) Microsoft App-V
9 23 (20.35%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 22 (19.47%) VMware Infrastructure
11 21 (18.58%) Hyper-V
11 21 (18.58%) Windows Server
12 19 (16.81%) Windows 7
13 18 (15.93%) SharePoint
14 17 (15.04%) Microsoft Office
15 16 (14.16%) Microsoft Azure
16 15 (13.27%) PowerShell
16 15 (13.27%) SCOM
16 15 (13.27%) Cisco
17 13 (11.50%) Application Packaging
18 12 (10.62%) WSUS
18 12 (10.62%) ITIL V3
18 12 (10.62%) Migration
18 12 (10.62%) VBScript
18 12 (10.62%) Citrix
18 12 (10.62%) Microsoft Certification
19 11 (9.73%) Microsoft Intune
19 11 (9.73%) Data Centre
20 10 (8.85%) OneDrive
20 10 (8.85%) Software Deployment

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Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 18 (15.93%) SharePoint
2 7 (6.19%) Skype for Business
3 6 (5.31%) MS Exchange
4 5 (4.42%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (1.77%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (1.77%) IIS
5 2 (1.77%) Site Server
6 1 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.88%) JBoss
6 1 (0.88%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.88%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.88%) WildFly
Applications
1 17 (15.04%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (3.54%) PTC Creo
2 4 (3.54%) Windchill
3 3 (2.65%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (1.77%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.88%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.88%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 52 (46.02%) Office 365
2 16 (14.16%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (8.85%) OneDrive
4 7 (6.19%) IaaS
4 7 (6.19%) PaaS
5 6 (5.31%) Azure Active Directory
5 6 (5.31%) SaaS
6 4 (3.54%) Amazon AWS
7 1 (0.88%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.31%) SAN
1 6 (5.31%) Skype
2 5 (4.42%) Firewall
2 5 (4.42%) LAN
2 5 (4.42%) WAN
3 4 (3.54%) TCP/IP
4 2 (1.77%) DHCP
4 2 (1.77%) DNS
4 2 (1.77%) VPN
4 2 (1.77%) Wireless
5 1 (0.88%) HTTPS
5 1 (0.88%) NAS
5 1 (0.88%) NetScaler
5 1 (0.88%) SNMP
5 1 (0.88%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.54%) Amazon RDS
2 3 (2.65%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.88%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.88%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 7 (6.19%) MSI
2 5 (4.42%) WiX
3 4 (3.54%) InstallShield
4 2 (1.77%) AdminStudio
General
1 5 (4.42%) Finance
2 4 (3.54%) Mandarin Language
3 1 (0.88%) Retail
Job Titles
1 19 (16.81%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 15 (13.27%) 2nd Line Support
3 11 (9.73%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 11 (9.73%) Analyst
3 11 (9.73%) Support Engineer
4 8 (7.08%) Consultant
5 7 (6.19%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 7 (6.19%) Applications Packager
6 6 (5.31%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 6 (5.31%) Deployment Engineer
6 6 (5.31%) SCCM Consultant
7 5 (4.42%) Service Analyst
7 5 (4.42%) Windows Consultant
7 5 (4.42%) Windows Engineer
8 4 (3.54%) 2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
8 4 (3.54%) 3rd Line Support
8 4 (3.54%) Applications Engineer
8 4 (3.54%) IT Engineer
8 4 (3.54%) Service Desk Analyst
8 4 (3.54%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.77%) .NET
1 2 (1.77%) .NET Framework
1 2 (1.77%) Software Packaging
2 1 (0.88%) Angular 2
2 1 (0.88%) AngularJS
2 1 (0.88%) ASP.NET Web API
2 1 (0.88%) CSS
2 1 (0.88%) Dapper ORM
2 1 (0.88%) Entity Framework
2 1 (0.88%) HTML
2 1 (0.88%) MFC
2 1 (0.88%) NHibernate
2 1 (0.88%) WCF
2 1 (0.88%) Web Services
2 1 (0.88%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 11 (9.73%) Data Centre
2 10 (8.85%) Fat Client
2 10 (8.85%) Thin Client
3 6 (5.31%) Blackberry
4 3 (2.65%) Driving Licence
4 3 (2.65%) iPhone
4 3 (2.65%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (1.77%) Clustering
5 2 (1.77%) iPad
5 2 (1.77%) PKI
5 2 (1.77%) Public Cloud
5 2 (1.77%) User Experience
6 1 (0.88%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (0.88%) Handset
6 1 (0.88%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.88%) NHS
6 1 (0.88%) Smartphone
6 1 (0.88%) STB
6 1 (0.88%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 92 (81.42%) Windows
2 44 (38.94%) Windows 10
3 21 (18.58%) Windows Server
4 19 (16.81%) Windows 7
5 9 (7.96%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (7.96%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (3.54%) Android
7 3 (2.65%) Windows XP
8 2 (1.77%) Linux
8 2 (1.77%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.88%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.88%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (0.88%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (34.51%) ITIL
2 23 (20.35%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 13 (11.50%) Application Packaging
4 12 (10.62%) ITIL V3
4 12 (10.62%) Migration
5 10 (8.85%) Integration Testing
5 10 (8.85%) Service Delivery
5 10 (8.85%) Software Deployment
6 9 (7.96%) Line Management
7 8 (7.08%) Infrastructure Monitoring
7 8 (7.08%) Network Management
8 7 (6.19%) Mobile Device Management
9 5 (4.42%) Asset Management
9 5 (4.42%) Coaching
9 5 (4.42%) Configuration Management
9 5 (4.42%) Service Management
10 4 (3.54%) CAD
10 4 (3.54%) Problem Management
10 4 (3.54%) Project Management
10 4 (3.54%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 15 (13.27%) PowerShell
2 12 (10.62%) VBScript
3 8 (7.08%) SQL
4 5 (4.42%) VB
5 1 (0.88%) C#
5 1 (0.88%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 12 (10.62%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (6.19%) MCSE
3 6 (5.31%) DBS Check
3 6 (5.31%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 5 (4.42%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (4.42%) MCP
5 3 (2.65%) CCNA
5 3 (2.65%) CCNP
6 2 (1.77%) Security Cleared
7 1 (0.88%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.88%) MCTS
7 1 (0.88%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (0.88%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.54%) QA
2 3 (2.65%) PMO
3 1 (0.88%) GDPR
3 1 (0.88%) SLA
System Software
1 64 (56.64%) Active Directory
2 25 (22.12%) Microsoft App-V
3 22 (19.47%) VMware Infrastructure
4 21 (18.58%) Hyper-V
5 7 (6.19%) Terminal Services
6 6 (5.31%) BitLocker
6 6 (5.31%) VMware Workstation
7 4 (3.54%) XenApp
8 3 (2.65%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (1.77%) DFS Replication
9 2 (1.77%) Virtual Desktop
9 2 (1.77%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.88%) Firmware
10 1 (0.88%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (0.88%) VMware Server
10 1 (0.88%) vSphere
10 1 (0.88%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 15 (13.27%) SCOM
2 12 (10.62%) WSUS
3 11 (9.73%) Microsoft Intune
4 6 (5.31%) SafeCom
5 4 (3.54%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 3 (2.65%) Single Sign-On
7 2 (1.77%) MOM
7 2 (1.77%) SCSM
7 2 (1.77%) SCVMM
8 1 (0.88%) AirWatch
8 1 (0.88%) BladeLogic
8 1 (0.88%) BMC PATROL
8 1 (0.88%) EdgeSight
8 1 (0.88%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (0.88%) Netcool
8 1 (0.88%) Netcool/OMNIbus
8 1 (0.88%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (0.88%) SCDPM
8 1 (0.88%) SCOrch
8 1 (0.88%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 49 (43.36%) Microsoft
2 35 (30.97%) VMware
3 15 (13.27%) Cisco
4 12 (10.62%) Citrix
5 10 (8.85%) Wyse
6 9 (7.96%) HP
7 7 (6.19%) Apple
7 7 (6.19%) NetApp
8 5 (4.42%) Ivanti
9 4 (3.54%) Dell
9 4 (3.54%) PTC
9 4 (3.54%) Remedy
10 2 (1.77%) Aruba
10 2 (1.77%) CheckPoint
10 2 (1.77%) McAfee
10 2 (1.77%) Ruckus Wireless
10 2 (1.77%) Symantec
11 1 (0.88%) Becrypt
11 1 (0.88%) F5
11 1 (0.88%) Meraki