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 3 months to 25 June 2017 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
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 71 119 89
Rank change year-on-year +48 -30  
Contract jobs citing SCCM 45 21 31
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.24% 0.70% 1.31%
As % of the Systems Management category 22.84% 7.50% 23.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 13 19
Median daily rate £315 £330 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.54% +4.76%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £132 £233 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £619 £410
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £321 £310
% change year-on-year -6.61% +3.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 5
Median hourly rate £14.20 £17.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.47% +3.03%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.60 £13.80 £12.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.22 £20.20 £19.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £21.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year -30.95% +13.51%  

SCCM is in the systems management skills category. The next 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.

Systems Management Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 197 280 134
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 9.82% 9.39% 5.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 127 150 82
Median daily rate £475 £400 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.75% +0.62%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £313 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £543
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £377
% change year-on-year +12.50% +5.99%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 5 9
Median hourly rate £14.22 £13.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.34% -38.09%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £34.85 £20.19
% change year-on-year -49.78% +72.65%  

SCCM
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands citing SCCM as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Systems Management category.

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 3 months to 25 June 2017.

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
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 3 months to 25 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham +17 14 £315 -10.00% 3
Solihull +20 10 - -
Shropshire +20 5 - - 4
Staffordshire +3 4 £220 +100.00% 4
Warwickshire +12 3 £388 -
Wolverhampton - 3 £113 -
Coventry - 2 £275 - 4
SCCM
England

For the 6 months to 25 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SCCM also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for SCCM.

1 59 (90.77%) Windows
2 42 (64.62%) Microsoft
3 29 (44.62%) Microsoft App-V
4 28 (43.08%) Windows 7
5 26 (40.00%) Active Directory
6 25 (38.46%) Office 365
7 22 (33.85%) Microsoft Office
7 22 (33.85%) Citrix
8 20 (30.77%) Windows 10
9 19 (29.23%) VMware
10 17 (26.15%) Windows Server
10 17 (26.15%) VMware Infrastructure
11 15 (23.08%) Blackberry
11 15 (23.08%) ITIL
12 14 (21.54%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 13 (20.00%) Remote Desktop
14 12 (18.46%) PowerShell
15 11 (16.92%) SC Cleared
15 11 (16.92%) Security Cleared
15 11 (16.92%) Application Packaging
15 11 (16.92%) MSI
16 9 (13.85%) MS Exchange
17 8 (12.31%) Windows Server 2008
18 7 (10.77%) WSUS
18 7 (10.77%) Software Deployment
18 7 (10.77%) Knowledge Management
18 7 (10.77%) Incident Management
18 7 (10.77%) Cisco
19 6 (9.23%) NetApp
19 6 (9.23%) LAN

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 14 (21.54%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 9 (13.85%) MS Exchange
3 2 (3.08%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (3.08%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (3.08%) Skype for Business
4 1 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.54%) IIS
Applications
1 22 (33.85%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.54%) Remedy AR System
1 1 (1.54%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 25 (38.46%) Office 365
2 2 (3.08%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.54%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 13 (20.00%) Remote Desktop
2 6 (9.23%) LAN
2 6 (9.23%) WAN
3 5 (7.69%) VPN
4 4 (6.15%) DHCP
4 4 (6.15%) DNS
5 3 (4.62%) Wireless
6 2 (3.08%) 4G
6 2 (3.08%) Internet
6 2 (3.08%) SAN
6 2 (3.08%) Skype
6 2 (3.08%) TCP/IP
6 2 (3.08%) WLAN
7 1 (1.54%) 3G
7 1 (1.54%) Cisco IOS
7 1 (1.54%) DMZ
7 1 (1.54%) LDAP
7 1 (1.54%) NAS
7 1 (1.54%) Reverse Proxy
7 1 (1.54%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.08%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 11 (16.92%) MSI
2 4 (6.15%) InstallShield
General
1 5 (7.69%) Finance
2 3 (4.62%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (16.92%) Desktop Support
2 9 (13.85%) 2nd Line Support
2 9 (13.85%) Support Engineer
3 7 (10.77%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 7 (10.77%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 7 (10.77%) Consultant
4 6 (9.23%) Analyst
4 6 (9.23%) Applications Packager
4 6 (9.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 5 (7.69%) SCCM Engineer
5 5 (7.69%) Software Packager
6 4 (6.15%) Desktop Engineer
6 4 (6.15%) Office 365 Engineer
6 4 (6.15%) Project Manager
6 4 (6.15%) Technical Specialist
7 3 (4.62%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
7 3 (4.62%) Applications Specialist
7 3 (4.62%) Field Engineer
7 3 (4.62%) SC Cleared Desktop Support
7 3 (4.62%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.54%) JSON
1 1 (1.54%) WAP
1 1 (1.54%) Web Services
1 1 (1.54%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 15 (23.08%) Blackberry
2 5 (7.69%) Data Centre
3 4 (6.15%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (6.15%) Fat Client
3 4 (6.15%) Management Information System
3 4 (6.15%) Thin Client
4 2 (3.08%) Clustering
4 2 (3.08%) Data Protection Act
4 2 (3.08%) Freedom of Information
4 2 (3.08%) Freedom of Information Act
4 2 (3.08%) Smartphone
5 1 (1.54%) CMDB
5 1 (1.54%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.54%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (1.54%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 59 (90.77%) Windows
2 28 (43.08%) Windows 7
3 20 (30.77%) Windows 10
4 17 (26.15%) Windows Server
5 8 (12.31%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (9.23%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (6.15%) Windows 8
7 4 (6.15%) Windows XP
8 3 (4.62%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (3.08%) Android
9 2 (3.08%) Unix
10 1 (1.54%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (23.08%) ITIL
2 11 (16.92%) Application Packaging
3 7 (10.77%) Incident Management
3 7 (10.77%) Knowledge Management
3 7 (10.77%) Software Deployment
4 5 (7.69%) Line Management
4 5 (7.69%) Mobile Device Management
5 4 (6.15%) Service Management
6 3 (4.62%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (4.62%) Customer Engagement
6 3 (4.62%) High Availability
6 3 (4.62%) Migration
6 3 (4.62%) Problem Management
6 3 (4.62%) Service Delivery
7 2 (3.08%) Coaching
7 2 (3.08%) Data Protection
7 2 (3.08%) Integration Testing
7 2 (3.08%) Performance Management
7 2 (3.08%) Performance Tuning
7 2 (3.08%) Software Licensing
Programming Languages
1 12 (18.46%) PowerShell
2 6 (9.23%) VBScript
3 2 (3.08%) Shell Script
4 1 (1.54%) C
4 1 (1.54%) C#
4 1 (1.54%) VB
Qualifications
1 11 (16.92%) SC Cleared
1 11 (16.92%) Security Cleared
2 3 (4.62%) MCITP
2 3 (4.62%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (3.08%) Degree
3 2 (3.08%) MCTS
4 1 (1.54%) MCSA
4 1 (1.54%) MCSE
4 1 (1.54%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.08%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.54%) QA
System Software
1 29 (44.62%) Microsoft App-V
2 26 (40.00%) Active Directory
3 17 (26.15%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (9.23%) Hyper-V
5 5 (7.69%) XenApp
6 4 (6.15%) Terminal Services
6 4 (6.15%) VMware Workstation
7 3 (4.62%) XenDesktop
8 2 (3.08%) BitLocker
8 2 (3.08%) Terminal Server
8 2 (3.08%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (1.54%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 1 (1.54%) UAG
9 1 (1.54%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (10.77%) WSUS
2 4 (6.15%) Norton AntiVirus
2 4 (6.15%) SafeCom
3 3 (4.62%) Microsoft Intune
3 3 (4.62%) SCOM
4 2 (3.08%) Microsoft Clustering
4 2 (3.08%) Puppet
5 1 (1.54%) Failover Clustering
5 1 (1.54%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 1 (1.54%) Nagios
5 1 (1.54%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (1.54%) SCOrch
5 1 (1.54%) SCVMM
5 1 (1.54%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 42 (64.62%) Microsoft
2 22 (33.85%) Citrix
3 19 (29.23%) VMware
4 7 (10.77%) Cisco
5 6 (9.23%) NetApp
6 5 (7.69%) Symantec
7 4 (6.15%) IBM
7 4 (6.15%) McAfee
7 4 (6.15%) Wyse
8 3 (4.62%) Dell
8 3 (4.62%) HP
9 2 (3.08%) LANDesk
9 2 (3.08%) Meraki
9 2 (3.08%) Remedy
10 1 (1.54%) 3PAR
10 1 (1.54%) EMC
10 1 (1.54%) Nortel
10 1 (1.54%) ServiceNow
10 1 (1.54%) SolarWinds
10 1 (1.54%) Xerox
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