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 March 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 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM)
Rank 65 47 33
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -14
Contract jobs citing SCCM 7 24 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.82% 3.06% 3.33%
As % of the Systems Management category 8.33% 23.76% 31.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 6 7
Average daily rate
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£325 £235 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.29% -32.85%
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £275 £309
% change year-on-year
+16.36% -10.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 9 3
Average hourly rate £15.00 £42.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-64.70% +13.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-28.57% +20.00%
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
84 101 73
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 9.87% 12.87% 10.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 34 30
Average daily rate £525 £383 £318
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+37.25% +20.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £247 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 17 4
Average hourly rate £20.19 £42.50 £35.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-52.50% +19.71%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £24.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-10.41% +14.28%

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
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 March 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
Warrington - 1 - - 1
Wilmslow - - - -
Runcorn - - - -
SCCM
North West

SCCM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 18 (94.74%) Windows
2 12 (63.16%) Microsoft
3 11 (57.89%) Citrix
4 10 (52.63%) Windows 7
5 9 (47.37%) XenApp
5 9 (47.37%) Active Directory
6 7 (36.84%) Microsoft App-V
6 7 (36.84%) AppSense
6 7 (36.84%) VBScript
6 7 (36.84%) PowerShell
7 6 (31.58%) VMware
8 5 (26.32%) Application Packaging
8 5 (26.32%) Compatibility Testing
8 5 (26.32%) MS Office
8 5 (26.32%) MSI
9 4 (21.05%) AdminStudio
9 4 (21.05%) VB
9 4 (21.05%) MS Excel
9 4 (21.05%) MS Exchange
9 4 (21.05%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (15.79%) Exchange Server 2007
10 3 (15.79%) Exchange Server 2010
10 3 (15.79%) Migration
10 3 (15.79%) Finance
10 3 (15.79%) ITIL
10 3 (15.79%) Microsoft Certification
10 3 (15.79%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (10.53%) VoIP
11 2 (10.53%) TCP/IP
11 2 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management

SCCM
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 4 (21.05%) MS Exchange
2 3 (15.79%) Exchange Server 2007
2 3 (15.79%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (5.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (5.26%) SharePoint
4 1 (5.26%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 5 (26.32%) MS Office
2 4 (21.05%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.53%) VoIP
1 2 (10.53%) TCP/IP
2 1 (5.26%) Cisco IOS
2 1 (5.26%) VPN
2 1 (5.26%) DNS
2 1 (5.26%) Internet
2 1 (5.26%) LAN
2 1 (5.26%) Firewall
2 1 (5.26%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.26%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (26.32%) MSI
2 4 (21.05%) AdminStudio
General
1 3 (15.79%) Finance
2 1 (5.26%) Legal
2 1 (5.26%) Publishing
2 1 (5.26%) Banking
2 1 (5.26%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 8 (42.11%) Applications Packager
2 3 (15.79%) Analyst
3 2 (10.53%) Support Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Windows Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) SCCM Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) SCCM Administrator
4 1 (5.26%) Citrix Administrator
4 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (5.26%) Service Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Administrator
4 1 (5.26%) Support Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Business Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Desktop Support
4 1 (5.26%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Technical Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Service Desk Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (26.32%) Application Packaging
2 1 (5.26%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.53%) Handset
2 1 (5.26%) User Experience
2 1 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.26%) iSeries
2 1 (5.26%) Blackberry
2 1 (5.26%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 18 (94.74%) Windows
2 10 (52.63%) Windows 7
3 4 (21.05%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (15.79%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (10.53%) Windows XP
5 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (5.26%) Android
6 1 (5.26%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (26.32%) Compatibility Testing
2 3 (15.79%) Migration
2 3 (15.79%) ITIL
3 2 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (5.26%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (5.26%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (5.26%) Resource Management
4 1 (5.26%) Problem Management
4 1 (5.26%) Validation
4 1 (5.26%) PRINCE2
4 1 (5.26%) Service Management
4 1 (5.26%) Change Management
4 1 (5.26%) Project Management
4 1 (5.26%) Information Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (36.84%) VBScript
1 7 (36.84%) PowerShell
2 4 (21.05%) VB
3 1 (5.26%) Java
3 1 (5.26%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (15.79%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (5.26%) SC Cleared
2 1 (5.26%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.26%) A+ Certification
2 1 (5.26%) MCP
2 1 (5.26%) MCSE
2 1 (5.26%) MCSA
2 1 (5.26%) CCA
2 1 (5.26%) Citrix Certification
2 1 (5.26%) MCDST
2 1 (5.26%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 9 (47.37%) XenApp
1 9 (47.37%) Active Directory
2 7 (36.84%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (10.53%) Hyper-V
3 2 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (5.26%) vSphere
4 1 (5.26%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (5.26%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 1 (5.26%) SCOM
1 1 (5.26%) MOM
Vendors
1 12 (63.16%) Microsoft
2 11 (57.89%) Citrix
3 7 (36.84%) AppSense
4 6 (31.58%) VMware
5 1 (5.26%) Cisco
5 1 (5.26%) HP
5 1 (5.26%) Adobe
5 1 (5.26%) Sun
5 1 (5.26%) McAfee
5 1 (5.26%) Avaya
5 1 (5.26%) NetApp
5 1 (5.26%) Lotus