Period
to 9 December 2019

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 9 December 2019 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
9 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 70 111 100
Rank change year-on-year +41 -11 +41
Contract jobs citing SCCM 109 98 91
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.95% 1.90% 1.87%
As % of the Systems Management category 23.44% 15.01% 17.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 50 33
West Midlands median daily rate £238 £300 £238
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.83% +26.32% -31.16%
10th Percentile £145 £119 £145
90th Percentile £450 £438 £365
England median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year - +7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 23 18
West Midlands median hourly rate £16.50 £18.50 £14.37
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.81% +28.74% -4.20%
10th Percentile £13.50 £14.00 £13.03
90th Percentile £21.20 £28.25 £21.00
England median hourly rate £16.66 £17.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year -4.81% +16.67% -13.67%

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 465 653 507
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 12.59% 12.66% 10.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 305 365 308
West Midlands median daily rate £463 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.82% - +2.41%
10th Percentile £219 £278 £231
90th Percentile £625 £575 £590
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 26 27
West Midlands median hourly rate £16.50 £18.50 £14.53
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.81% +27.37% -3.17%
10th Percentile £13.75 £13.50 £12.96
90th Percentile £28.25 £28.25 £51.50
England median hourly rate £18.13 £17.50 £17.26
% change year-on-year +3.57% +1.42% -16.76%

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 9 December 2019.

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

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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 9 December 2019.

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 9 December 2019. 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 0 47 £200 -40.74% 6
Coventry +9 14 £375 +30.43% 5
Warwickshire +16 13 £294 -14.23% 2
Shropshire - 10 £350 - 1
Staffordshire +24 8 £150 -48.72% 1
Herefordshire +11 6 £450 -
Worcestershire +5 3 £160 -
Wolverhampton - 2 £150 -
Walsall -2 1 - -
Dudley - 1 £275 -
SCCM
England

For the 6 months to 9 December 2019, 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 90 (82.57%) Windows
2 80 (73.39%) Windows 10
3 46 (42.20%) Active Directory
4 42 (38.53%) Windows 7
5 41 (37.61%) Microsoft
6 30 (27.52%) Office 365
7 26 (23.85%) Migration
8 23 (21.10%) Windows Server
9 21 (19.27%) Citrix
10 17 (15.60%) Azure
11 16 (14.68%) Microsoft Office
11 16 (14.68%) ITIL
11 16 (14.68%) VMware
11 16 (14.68%) Public Sector
12 13 (11.93%) Windows Server 2012
13 12 (11.01%) Data Centre
13 12 (11.01%) Hyper-V
13 12 (11.01%) PowerShell
13 12 (11.01%) DHCP
14 11 (10.09%) SharePoint
14 11 (10.09%) Security Cleared
14 11 (10.09%) VMware Infrastructure
14 11 (10.09%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 10 (9.17%) Microsoft App-V
16 9 (8.26%) SCSM
16 9 (8.26%) VMware ESXi
17 8 (7.34%) XenApp
17 8 (7.34%) DNS
17 8 (7.34%) Apple
18 7 (6.42%) SQL

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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 11 (10.09%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (0.92%) Exchange Server 5.5
2 1 (0.92%) IBM Notes
2 1 (0.92%) IIS
2 1 (0.92%) MS Exchange
2 1 (0.92%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 16 (14.68%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (3.67%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (2.75%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.83%) assyst
3 1 (0.92%) SystmOne
3 1 (0.92%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 30 (27.52%) Office 365
2 17 (15.60%) Azure
3 6 (5.50%) IaaS
3 6 (5.50%) SaaS
4 4 (3.67%) Azure Active Directory
4 4 (3.67%) OneDrive
4 4 (3.67%) PaaS
5 3 (2.75%) Dynamics 365
5 3 (2.75%) Mimecast
5 3 (2.75%) Power Platform
5 3 (2.75%) PowerApps
6 1 (0.92%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 12 (11.01%) DHCP
2 8 (7.34%) DNS
3 5 (4.59%) TCP/IP
3 5 (4.59%) VPN
3 5 (4.59%) WAN
3 5 (4.59%) Wi-Fi
4 4 (3.67%) Skype
5 3 (2.75%) Cisco ASA
5 3 (2.75%) Cisco IOS
5 3 (2.75%) LAN
5 3 (2.75%) SAN
5 3 (2.75%) VLAN
6 2 (1.83%) Remote Desktop
6 2 (1.83%) Wireless
7 1 (0.92%) BIG-IP
7 1 (0.92%) Cisco Firepower
7 1 (0.92%) Fibre Channel
7 1 (0.92%) Firewall
7 1 (0.92%) iSCSI
7 1 (0.92%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.67%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.75%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (2.75%) Power BI
2 3 (2.75%) SQL Server 2017
Development Applications
1 4 (3.67%) MSI
2 3 (2.75%) AdminStudio
General
1 16 (14.68%) Public Sector
2 5 (4.59%) Finance
3 2 (1.83%) Advertising
3 2 (1.83%) Banking
3 2 (1.83%) Games
3 2 (1.83%) Legal
4 1 (0.92%) Automotive
4 1 (0.92%) Electronics
4 1 (0.92%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.92%) Marketing
4 1 (0.92%) Retail
4 1 (0.92%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 22 (20.18%) Windows Engineer
2 16 (14.68%) Deployment Engineer
3 12 (11.01%) Desktop Support
4 11 (10.09%) Architect
4 11 (10.09%) Support Engineer
5 10 (9.17%) Analyst
5 10 (9.17%) Consultant
5 10 (9.17%) Windows Deployment Engineer
6 9 (8.26%) IT Engineer
6 9 (8.26%) Rollout Engineer
7 8 (7.34%) Desktop Engineer
7 8 (7.34%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 8 (7.34%) Windows Rollout Engineer
8 7 (6.42%) Desktop Analyst
8 7 (6.42%) Desktop Support Analyst
8 7 (6.42%) Support Analyst
9 6 (5.50%) IT Support
9 6 (5.50%) IT Support Engineer
9 6 (5.50%) SCCM Architect
9 6 (5.50%) SCCM Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.75%) Web Services
2 2 (1.83%) Java RMI
3 1 (0.92%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 12 (11.01%) Data Centre
2 6 (5.50%) Clustering
2 6 (5.50%) Driving Licence
2 6 (5.50%) User Experience
3 5 (4.59%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (2.75%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (2.75%) NHS
4 3 (2.75%) Tandem
4 3 (2.75%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (1.83%) CMDB
5 2 (1.83%) Replication
6 1 (0.92%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.92%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (0.92%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (0.92%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 90 (82.57%) Windows
2 80 (73.39%) Windows 10
3 42 (38.53%) Windows 7
4 23 (21.10%) Windows Server
5 13 (11.93%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (6.42%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (4.59%) Windows 8
8 4 (3.67%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (1.83%) Apple iOS
9 2 (1.83%) Linux
9 2 (1.83%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.92%) Solaris
10 1 (0.92%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (0.92%) Windows NT
10 1 (0.92%) Windows Vista
10 1 (0.92%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (23.85%) Migration
2 16 (14.68%) ITIL
3 11 (10.09%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 7 (6.42%) Problem-Solving
5 6 (5.50%) Application Virtualisation
5 6 (5.50%) Data Protection
6 5 (4.59%) Application Packaging
6 5 (4.59%) Identity Access Management
6 5 (4.59%) Service Management
7 4 (3.67%) Due Diligence
7 4 (3.67%) Service Delivery
7 4 (3.67%) SIEM
7 4 (3.67%) Software Delivery
7 4 (3.67%) Statistics
8 3 (2.75%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (2.75%) Capacity Management
8 3 (2.75%) CRM
8 3 (2.75%) Document Management
8 3 (2.75%) Infrastructure Management
8 3 (2.75%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 12 (11.01%) PowerShell
2 7 (6.42%) SQL
3 3 (2.75%) VBScript
4 2 (1.83%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 11 (10.09%) Security Cleared
2 5 (4.59%) DV Cleared
3 4 (3.67%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (2.75%) Degree
4 3 (2.75%) MCSE
4 3 (2.75%) SC Cleared
5 2 (1.83%) ISEB
5 2 (1.83%) MCP
6 1 (0.92%) DBS Check
6 1 (0.92%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (0.92%) MCSA
6 1 (0.92%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.67%) SLA
2 3 (2.75%) GDPR
3 1 (0.92%) ISO/IEC 19770
3 1 (0.92%) PMO
System Software
1 46 (42.20%) Active Directory
2 12 (11.01%) Hyper-V
3 11 (10.09%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (9.17%) Microsoft App-V
5 9 (8.26%) VMware ESXi
6 8 (7.34%) XenApp
7 7 (6.42%) XenDesktop
8 6 (5.50%) DFS Replication
8 6 (5.50%) Virtual Desktop
8 6 (5.50%) Virtual Machines
9 2 (1.83%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 2 (1.83%) Virtual Servers
9 2 (1.83%) vSphere
10 1 (0.92%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 1 (0.92%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.92%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 9 (8.26%) SCSM
2 7 (6.42%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 7 (6.42%) WSUS
3 6 (5.50%) Failover Clustering
3 6 (5.50%) Microsoft Clustering
3 6 (5.50%) Microsoft Intune
3 6 (5.50%) SCDPM
3 6 (5.50%) SCOM
3 6 (5.50%) SCVMM
4 3 (2.75%) FortiGate
4 3 (2.75%) Single Sign-On
4 3 (2.75%) Terraform
5 2 (1.83%) Backup Exec
5 2 (1.83%) BladeLogic
6 1 (0.92%) AirWatch
6 1 (0.92%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.92%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.92%) QRadar
6 1 (0.92%) SCOrch
6 1 (0.92%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 41 (37.61%) Microsoft
2 21 (19.27%) Citrix
3 16 (14.68%) VMware
4 8 (7.34%) Apple
5 6 (5.50%) Cisco
5 6 (5.50%) McAfee
6 5 (4.59%) Dell
7 4 (3.67%) ArcSight
7 4 (3.67%) IBM
7 4 (3.67%) Symantec
8 3 (2.75%) Aerohive Networks
8 3 (2.75%) Darktrace
8 3 (2.75%) Juniper
8 3 (2.75%) Meraki
8 3 (2.75%) Polycom
8 3 (2.75%) SolarWinds
8 3 (2.75%) Splunk
8 3 (2.75%) Zscaler
9 2 (1.83%) Ivanti
9 2 (1.83%) Snow