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 27 May 2015 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.

Location
3 months to
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM)
Rank 68 46 41
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -5
Contract jobs citing SCCM 14 28 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.41% 3.50% 2.90%
As % of the Systems Management category 14.89% 31.11% 25.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 9 6
Average daily rate
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£269 £245 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.69% -23.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £221 £266
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £280 £354
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £275 £305
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -9.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 5
Average hourly rate £13.75 £42.50 £44.90
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-67.64% -5.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.75 £28.25 £39.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.75 £44.25 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.83 £19.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-12.59% +10.00%
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
94 90 82
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 9.47% 11.24% 11.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 34 27
Average daily rate £525 £323 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+62.79% -0.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £430 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 9 5
Average hourly rate £20.19 £32.50 £44.90
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.89% -27.61%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.19 £22.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-10.28% +12.50%

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 27 May 2015.

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 27 May 2015. 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
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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
Chester -8 4 £225 -18.18% 1
Sandbach - 1 £400 -
Warrington - 1 - - 1
SCCM
North West

SCCM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, 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 21 (91.30%) Windows
2 14 (60.87%) VMware
3 13 (56.52%) Microsoft
4 11 (47.83%) Citrix
5 8 (34.78%) PowerShell
6 7 (30.43%) XenApp
6 7 (30.43%) VMware Infrastructure
6 7 (30.43%) Active Directory
6 7 (30.43%) Migration
7 6 (26.09%) Finance
7 6 (26.09%) MS Exchange
7 6 (26.09%) ITIL
7 6 (26.09%) Hyper-V
7 6 (26.09%) Data Centre
7 6 (26.09%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (21.74%) Windows 7
8 5 (21.74%) Exchange Server 2010
8 5 (21.74%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (21.74%) HP
9 4 (17.39%) Project Management
9 4 (17.39%) VBScript
9 4 (17.39%) DNS
10 3 (13.04%) AppSense
10 3 (13.04%) Exchange Server 2007
10 3 (13.04%) VMware ESXi
10 3 (13.04%) Exchange Server 2013
10 3 (13.04%) Microsoft Certification
10 3 (13.04%) MS Office
10 3 (13.04%) MS Excel
10 3 (13.04%) Firewall

SCCM
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, 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 6 (26.09%) MS Exchange
2 5 (21.74%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (13.04%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (13.04%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (8.70%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (4.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (4.35%) IBM Notes
5 1 (4.35%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (13.04%) MS Office
1 3 (13.04%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.70%) Office 365
2 1 (4.35%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 4 (17.39%) DNS
2 3 (13.04%) Firewall
3 2 (8.70%) SAN
3 2 (8.70%) LAN
3 2 (8.70%) VoIP
3 2 (8.70%) WAN
3 2 (8.70%) DHCP
3 2 (8.70%) TCP/IP
3 2 (8.70%) NAS
4 1 (4.35%) VPN
4 1 (4.35%) Internet
4 1 (4.35%) Wireless
4 1 (4.35%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.35%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (8.70%) MSI
2 1 (4.35%) AdminStudio
General
1 6 (26.09%) Finance
2 1 (4.35%) Banking
2 1 (4.35%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 4 (17.39%) Analyst
1 4 (17.39%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (13.04%) Consultant
2 3 (13.04%) Applications Packager
2 3 (13.04%) Support Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) 3rd Line Support
3 2 (8.70%) Infrastructure Specialist
3 2 (8.70%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
3 2 (8.70%) Infrastructure Consultant
3 2 (8.70%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) Windows Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) Support Analyst
3 2 (8.70%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 1 (4.35%) Wintel Specialist
4 1 (4.35%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) Business Engagement Manager
4 1 (4.35%) Business Manager
4 1 (4.35%) Technical Services Analyst
4 1 (4.35%) Engagement Manager
4 1 (4.35%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.70%) ODBC
1 2 (8.70%) Middleware
1 2 (8.70%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 6 (26.09%) Data Centre
2 2 (8.70%) Replication
2 2 (8.70%) Enterprise Storage
3 1 (4.35%) User Experience
3 1 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.35%) BYOD
3 1 (4.35%) iSeries
3 1 (4.35%) Blackberry
3 1 (4.35%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.35%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 21 (91.30%) Windows
2 6 (26.09%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (21.74%) Windows 7
3 5 (21.74%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (4.35%) Windows 8
5 1 (4.35%) Android
5 1 (4.35%) Linux
5 1 (4.35%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (30.43%) Migration
2 6 (26.09%) ITIL
3 4 (17.39%) Project Management
4 2 (8.70%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (8.70%) Workflow
4 2 (8.70%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (8.70%) Problem Management
4 2 (8.70%) Security Patching
4 2 (8.70%) Data Centre Operations
5 1 (4.35%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (4.35%) Compatibility Testing
5 1 (4.35%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (4.35%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (4.35%) Performance Monitoring
5 1 (4.35%) Information Management
5 1 (4.35%) Resource Management
5 1 (4.35%) Validation
5 1 (4.35%) PRINCE2
5 1 (4.35%) Service Management
5 1 (4.35%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 8 (34.78%) PowerShell
2 4 (17.39%) VBScript
3 2 (8.70%) SQL
4 1 (4.35%) Java
4 1 (4.35%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (13.04%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (8.70%) MCP
2 2 (8.70%) MCSE
2 2 (8.70%) MCITP
3 1 (4.35%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.35%) Security Cleared
3 1 (4.35%) A+ Certification
3 1 (4.35%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.70%) SLA
2 1 (4.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 7 (30.43%) Active Directory
1 7 (30.43%) VMware Infrastructure
1 7 (30.43%) XenApp
2 6 (26.09%) Hyper-V
3 3 (13.04%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (8.70%) vSphere
4 2 (8.70%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (4.35%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 2 (8.70%) OpenView
1 2 (8.70%) SCOM
1 2 (8.70%) SCVMM
2 1 (4.35%) Puppet
2 1 (4.35%) MOM
Vendors
1 14 (60.87%) VMware
2 13 (56.52%) Microsoft
3 11 (47.83%) Citrix
4 5 (21.74%) HP
5 3 (13.04%) AppSense
6 2 (8.70%) Veeam
6 2 (8.70%) McAfee
6 2 (8.70%) Veritas
6 2 (8.70%) Sun
7 1 (4.35%) Cisco
7 1 (4.35%) Adobe
7 1 (4.35%) Lotus
7 1 (4.35%) Avaya
7 1 (4.35%) NetApp
7 1 (4.35%) ServiceNow