Period
to 12 August 2020

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 12 August 2020 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
12 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 65 92 107
Rank change year-on-year +27 +15 -14
Contract jobs citing SCCM 38 92 95
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.47% 2.10% 1.86%
As % of the Systems Management category 19.10% 16.88% 16.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 55 43
Median daily rate £406 £275 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +47.73% -15.38% +3.17%
10th Percentile £138 £130 £119
90th Percentile £500 £438 £498
England median daily rate £335 £375 £335
% change year-on-year -10.67% +11.94% +3.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 12 28
Median hourly rate £35.00 £17.53 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +99.66% -12.35% +40.85%
England median hourly rate £19.50 £18.75 £17.50
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14% +20.69%

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 199 545 570
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 12.96% 12.41% 11.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 356 358
Median daily rate £432 £474 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.76% +5.28% -2.70%
10th Percentile £268 £258 £288
90th Percentile £575 £625 £575
England median daily rate £500 £500 £488
% change year-on-year - +2.56% +2.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 15 32
Median hourly rate £35.00 £18.00 £18.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +94.44% -4.00% +32.04%
Median hourly rate £35.00 £20.00 £19.25
% change year-on-year +75.00% +3.90% +10.00%

SCCM
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing SCCM as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing SCCM in the West Midlands.

Daily rate trend for SCCM in the West Midlands

SCCM
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing SCCM in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 12 August 2020.

Daily rate histogram for SCCM in the West Midlands

SCCM
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing SCCM in the West Midlands.

Hourly rate trend 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 12 August 2020. 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 +19 18 £350 +40.00% 2
Shropshire +20 5 £250 -28.57% 1
Warwickshire +17 4 £425 +3.03% 2
Coventry +36 3 £365 +26.96% 1
Herefordshire -11 3 £450 +11.11%
Wolverhampton -2 1 £400 +166.67%
SCCM
England

For the 6 months to 12 August 2020, 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 34 (89.47%) Windows
2 26 (68.42%) Active Directory
3 19 (50.00%) Windows 10
4 16 (42.11%) Microsoft
5 14 (36.84%) Office 365
6 12 (31.58%) Microsoft Office
7 10 (26.32%) ITIL
8 9 (23.68%) Windows 7
9 8 (21.05%) Azure
9 8 (21.05%) PowerShell
9 8 (21.05%) Application Packaging
9 8 (21.05%) Microsoft App-V
10 7 (18.42%) Migration
10 7 (18.42%) WAN
10 7 (18.42%) Citrix
10 7 (18.42%) XenApp
10 7 (18.42%) XenDesktop
10 7 (18.42%) Microsoft Intune
10 7 (18.42%) Windows Server
11 6 (15.79%) Virtual Desktop
11 6 (15.79%) DHCP
11 6 (15.79%) DNS
12 5 (13.16%) VMware
12 5 (13.16%) Root Cause Analysis
12 5 (13.16%) DV Cleared
12 5 (13.16%) Security Cleared
12 5 (13.16%) Problem-Solving
13 4 (10.53%) SolarWinds
13 4 (10.53%) IaaS
13 4 (10.53%) vSphere

SCCM
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 2 (5.26%) SharePoint
Applications
1 12 (31.58%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (5.26%) assyst
2 1 (2.63%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 14 (36.84%) Office 365
2 8 (21.05%) Azure
3 4 (10.53%) IaaS
4 2 (5.26%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (5.26%) Azure ExpressRoute
4 2 (5.26%) PaaS
5 1 (2.63%) AWS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (18.42%) WAN
2 6 (15.79%) DHCP
2 6 (15.79%) DNS
3 4 (10.53%) LAN
4 3 (7.89%) SAN
4 3 (7.89%) TCP/IP
4 3 (7.89%) VPN
4 3 (7.89%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (5.26%) 3G
5 2 (5.26%) Network Security
5 2 (5.26%) Remote Desktop
5 2 (5.26%) Skype
5 2 (5.26%) Wireless
6 1 (2.63%) Internet
6 1 (2.63%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.26%) Azure SQL Database
2 1 (2.63%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (5.26%) MSI
2 1 (2.63%) JIRA
General
1 3 (7.89%) Finance
1 3 (7.89%) Publishing
2 1 (2.63%) Public Sector
2 1 (2.63%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (31.58%) Desktop Engineer
2 9 (23.68%) Support Engineer
3 8 (21.05%) Desktop Support
4 6 (15.79%) Applications Packager
4 6 (15.79%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 3 (7.89%) Azure Engineer
5 3 (7.89%) IT Engineer
5 3 (7.89%) IT Support
5 3 (7.89%) SCCM Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) Architect
6 2 (5.26%) DV Cleared Software Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) Field Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) IT Support Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) Junior
6 2 (5.26%) Software Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) Technical Support
6 2 (5.26%) Windows Engineer
7 1 (2.63%) Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.89%) Clustering
1 3 (7.89%) Data Centre
1 3 (7.89%) NHS
2 2 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.26%) Public Cloud
2 2 (5.26%) User Experience
3 1 (2.63%) Driving Licence
3 1 (2.63%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.63%) Fat Client
3 1 (2.63%) Private Cloud
3 1 (2.63%) Replication
3 1 (2.63%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 34 (89.47%) Windows
2 19 (50.00%) Windows 10
3 9 (23.68%) Windows 7
4 7 (18.42%) Windows Server
5 2 (5.26%) Mac OS
5 2 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (5.26%) Windows Server 2016
6 1 (2.63%) AIX
6 1 (2.63%) Linux
6 1 (2.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (2.63%) Solaris
6 1 (2.63%) Unix
6 1 (2.63%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (2.63%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (26.32%) ITIL
2 8 (21.05%) Application Packaging
3 7 (18.42%) Migration
4 5 (13.16%) Problem-Solving
4 5 (13.16%) Root Cause Analysis
5 4 (10.53%) Service Management
6 3 (7.89%) DevOps
6 3 (7.89%) ITSM
6 3 (7.89%) Manual Testing
6 3 (7.89%) Test Automation
6 3 (7.89%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (5.26%) Application Virtualisation
7 2 (5.26%) Coaching
7 2 (5.26%) Data Protection
7 2 (5.26%) Identity Management
7 2 (5.26%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 2 (5.26%) Network Management
7 2 (5.26%) Service Delivery
7 2 (5.26%) Software Engineering
8 1 (2.63%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (21.05%) PowerShell
2 2 (5.26%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (13.16%) DV Cleared
1 5 (13.16%) Security Cleared
2 2 (5.26%) CCNA
2 2 (5.26%) CCNP
2 2 (5.26%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (2.63%) A+ Certification
3 1 (2.63%) CISM
3 1 (2.63%) CISSP
3 1 (2.63%) MCSA
3 1 (2.63%) MCSE
3 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.63%) SLA
System Software
1 26 (68.42%) Active Directory
2 8 (21.05%) Microsoft App-V
3 7 (18.42%) XenApp
3 7 (18.42%) XenDesktop
4 6 (15.79%) Virtual Desktop
5 4 (10.53%) vSphere
6 3 (7.89%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (7.89%) VMware Infrastructure
7 2 (5.26%) DFS Replication
7 2 (5.26%) Hyper-V
7 2 (5.26%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 7 (18.42%) Microsoft Intune
2 3 (7.89%) Microsoft Clustering
2 3 (7.89%) SCOM
3 2 (5.26%) Failover Clustering
3 2 (5.26%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 2 (5.26%) SCDPM
3 2 (5.26%) SCSM
3 2 (5.26%) SCVMM
3 2 (5.26%) Terraform
3 2 (5.26%) WSUS
4 1 (2.63%) AirWatch
4 1 (2.63%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 16 (42.11%) Microsoft
2 7 (18.42%) Citrix
3 5 (13.16%) VMware
4 4 (10.53%) SolarWinds
5 3 (7.89%) Apple
6 2 (5.26%) ArcSight
6 2 (5.26%) Dell
6 2 (5.26%) Facebook
6 2 (5.26%) Google
6 2 (5.26%) Instagram
6 2 (5.26%) ServiceNow
6 2 (5.26%) Twitter
7 1 (2.63%) 3PAR
7 1 (2.63%) HP
7 1 (2.63%) Meraki
7 1 (2.63%) Red Hat