The table below looks at the statistics for SCCM skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SCCM over the 3 months to 30 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM)
Rank 39 77 48
Rank change year-on-year
+38 -29
Contract jobs citing SCCM 54 9 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 4.89% 0.90% 3.39%
As % of the Systems Management category 43.20% 10.84% 25.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 4 6
Average daily rate £430 £278 £248
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+54.95% +12.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £227 £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £444 £378 £263
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £310 £294
% change year-on-year
+4.83% +5.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 9
Average hourly rate £13.00 £15.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% -57.14%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -17.50%
SCCM
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Systems Management category in contract jobs advertised in the Cheshire region.

Systems Management Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
125 83 106
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 11.31% 8.31% 13.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 60 33
Average daily rate £425 £590 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.96% +57.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £303 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £532 £700 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 17
Average hourly rate £13.00 £20.19 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.59% -52.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £20.19 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+11.46% -19.26%

SCCM
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SCCM across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Systems Management category.

SCCM Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

SCCM
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SCCM across the Cheshire region.

SCCM Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

SCCM
Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SCCM across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 30 April 2016.

SCCM Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

SCCM
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

SCCM Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

SCCM
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SCCM within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 30 April 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Warrington +27 39 £425 -
Chester +8 9 £435 +93.33%
Macclesfield - 3 - -
SCCM
North West

SCCM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire 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 57 (86.36%) Active Directory
2 56 (84.85%) Microsoft
3 50 (75.76%) Windows
4 40 (60.61%) SCOM
5 38 (57.58%) PowerShell
6 37 (56.06%) Windows Server 2012
7 35 (53.03%) Windows Server
8 33 (50.00%) Security Cleared
9 30 (45.45%) Test Automation
9 30 (45.45%) Software Engineering
9 30 (45.45%) Migration
10 26 (39.39%) SharePoint
11 24 (36.36%) MS Exchange
11 24 (36.36%) SC Cleared
12 22 (33.33%) Data Migration
12 22 (33.33%) Skype for Business
12 22 (33.33%) Citrix
12 22 (33.33%) VMware
13 21 (31.82%) Skype
14 20 (30.30%) Windows 10
15 17 (25.76%) MS Office
16 16 (24.24%) Hyper-V
16 16 (24.24%) Microsoft Azure
16 16 (24.24%) SharePoint 2013
17 15 (22.73%) VMware Infrastructure
17 15 (22.73%) Office 365
17 15 (22.73%) MS Excel
18 12 (18.18%) ITIL
19 11 (16.67%) DNS
20 10 (15.15%) Local Government

SCCM
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire 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 26 (39.39%) SharePoint
2 24 (36.36%) MS Exchange
3 22 (33.33%) Skype for Business
4 16 (24.24%) SharePoint 2013
5 3 (4.55%) IIS
6 1 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 17 (25.76%) MS Office
2 15 (22.73%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.52%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 16 (24.24%) Microsoft Azure
2 15 (22.73%) Office 365
3 4 (6.06%) IaaS
3 4 (6.06%) PaaS
3 4 (6.06%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (31.82%) Skype
2 11 (16.67%) DNS
3 9 (13.64%) DHCP
4 6 (9.09%) SAN
5 3 (4.55%) Remote Desktop
5 3 (4.55%) Unified Communications
5 3 (4.55%) WAN
6 2 (3.03%) VoIP
7 1 (1.52%) LAN
7 1 (1.52%) Reverse Proxy
7 1 (1.52%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (13.64%) Amazon RDS
2 8 (12.12%) SQL Server
3 5 (7.58%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (7.58%) SQL Server 2014
4 4 (6.06%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (6.06%) Octopus Deploy
1 4 (6.06%) Vagrant
2 1 (1.52%) MSI
General
1 10 (15.15%) Local Government
2 2 (3.03%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.52%) Finance
Job Titles
1 15 (22.73%) Architect
2 8 (12.12%) Designer
3 7 (10.61%) Solutions Architect
4 4 (6.06%) Cloud Engineer
4 4 (6.06%) Migration Engineer
4 4 (6.06%) Project Manager
4 4 (6.06%) Windows Engineer
5 3 (4.55%) Analyst
5 3 (4.55%) Consultant
5 3 (4.55%) Service Analyst
5 3 (4.55%) Service Desk Analyst
5 3 (4.55%) Systems Engineer
6 2 (3.03%) Desktop Engineer
6 2 (3.03%) Desktop Support
6 2 (3.03%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 2 (3.03%) Senior Architect
6 2 (3.03%) SharePoint Architect
6 2 (3.03%) SharePoint Specialist
6 2 (3.03%) Support Engineer
6 2 (3.03%) VMware Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.09%) Data Centre
1 6 (9.09%) Fat Client
1 6 (9.09%) Thin Client
2 5 (7.58%) PKI
3 3 (4.55%) Hybrid Cloud
3 3 (4.55%) PMI
4 1 (1.52%) HP StoreVirtual
Operating Systems
1 50 (75.76%) Windows
2 37 (56.06%) Windows Server 2012
3 35 (53.03%) Windows Server
4 20 (30.30%) Windows 10
5 7 (10.61%) Linux
6 4 (6.06%) Windows 8
7 3 (4.55%) Apple iOS
7 3 (4.55%) Mac OS
7 3 (4.55%) Windows 7
7 3 (4.55%) Windows Vista
8 2 (3.03%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (1.52%) Embedded Linux
9 1 (1.52%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (45.45%) Migration
1 30 (45.45%) Software Engineering
1 30 (45.45%) Test Automation
2 22 (33.33%) Data Migration
3 12 (18.18%) ITIL
4 8 (12.12%) Identity Management
5 5 (7.58%) Identity Access Management
5 5 (7.58%) Infrastructure Transformation
6 4 (6.06%) Application Packaging
6 4 (6.06%) Records Management
6 4 (6.06%) Service Management
6 4 (6.06%) Storage Virtualisation
7 3 (4.55%) Coaching
7 3 (4.55%) Mentoring
7 3 (4.55%) Problem Management
7 3 (4.55%) Software Deployment
8 2 (3.03%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (3.03%) High Availability
8 2 (3.03%) Information Security
8 2 (3.03%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 38 (57.58%) PowerShell
2 9 (13.64%) SQL
3 2 (3.03%) C#
4 1 (1.52%) C
Qualifications
1 33 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 24 (36.36%) SC Cleared
3 8 (12.12%) MCITP
3 8 (12.12%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (10.61%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 7 (10.61%) MCSA
5 4 (6.06%) MCP
6 3 (4.55%) PMI Certification
7 1 (1.52%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (1.52%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.58%) SLA
System Software
1 57 (86.36%) Active Directory
2 16 (24.24%) Hyper-V
3 15 (22.73%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (13.64%) vSphere
5 4 (6.06%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (4.55%) XenApp
7 1 (1.52%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (1.52%) VMware ESX
7 1 (1.52%) VMware Server
7 1 (1.52%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 40 (60.61%) SCOM
2 5 (7.58%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (6.06%) Puppet
3 4 (6.06%) SCOrch
4 3 (4.55%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 3 (4.55%) OpenView
4 3 (4.55%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 3 (4.55%) Windows Intune
5 1 (1.52%) AirWatch
5 1 (1.52%) CFEngine
5 1 (1.52%) HP Data Protector
5 1 (1.52%) SCVMM
5 1 (1.52%) vRealize
Vendors
1 56 (84.85%) Microsoft
2 22 (33.33%) Citrix
2 22 (33.33%) VMware
3 4 (6.06%) Cisco
3 4 (6.06%) HP
4 3 (4.55%) Apple
5 2 (3.03%) NetApp
6 1 (1.52%) AppSense
6 1 (1.52%) Avaya
6 1 (1.52%) BMC
6 1 (1.52%) ProCurve
6 1 (1.52%) Remedy