The first table below looks at the demand 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 11 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Systems Management category for the Cheshire region.

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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM)
Rank 37 46 49
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +3
Contract jobs citing SCCM 26 18 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 3.39% 2.43% 2.18%
As % of the Systems Management category 39.39% 24.66% 17.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 6 5
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£245 £266 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% -24.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £285 £318 £288
% change year-on-year
-10.23% +10.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 0
Average hourly rate £31.50 £43.70 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.91% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £19.52 £21.63
% change year-on-year
-20.59% -9.73%
Systems Management Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
66 73 103
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 8.60% 9.85% 12.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 25 48
Average daily rate £245 £420 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-41.66% +15.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £211 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £488 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 1
Average hourly rate £31.50 £42.50 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.88% +226.92%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.36 £21.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-12.57% +16.66%
SCCM
North West

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SCCM across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 11 July 2014.

SCCM Hourly Rate Histogram 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 11 July 2014. 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
Knutsford +5 2 - -
Warrington - - - - 1
SCCM
North West

SCCM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, 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 46 (93.88%) Windows
2 31 (63.27%) Active Directory
3 26 (53.06%) Windows Server 2003
4 25 (51.02%) Citrix
4 25 (51.02%) Windows Server 2008
5 19 (38.78%) Migration
6 17 (34.69%) ITIL
6 17 (34.69%) PowerShell
6 17 (34.69%) SCOM
6 17 (34.69%) VMware
7 16 (32.65%) Windows 7
8 15 (30.61%) Microsoft
9 14 (28.57%) DHCP
9 14 (28.57%) Hyper-V
10 13 (26.53%) XenApp
11 12 (24.49%) Clustering
12 11 (22.45%) Application Packaging
12 11 (22.45%) DNS
13 10 (20.41%) AppSense
13 10 (20.41%) Local Government
14 9 (18.37%) Microsoft App-V
15 8 (16.33%) SC Cleared
15 8 (16.33%) Security Cleared
15 8 (16.33%) VB
16 7 (14.29%) MS Office
17 6 (12.24%) High Availability
18 5 (10.20%) VMware Infrastructure
18 5 (10.20%) SCVMM
18 5 (10.20%) Business Desktop Deployment
18 5 (10.20%) Finance

SCCM
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, 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 2 (4.08%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 7 (14.29%) MS Office
2 5 (10.20%) MS Excel
3 2 (4.08%) MS Visio
3 2 (4.08%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.04%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 14 (28.57%) DHCP
2 11 (22.45%) DNS
3 5 (10.20%) TCP/IP
4 4 (8.16%) LAN
4 4 (8.16%) WAN
4 4 (8.16%) SAN
4 4 (8.16%) VLAN
5 3 (6.12%) Firewall
5 3 (6.12%) Wireless
5 3 (6.12%) VPN
Development Applications
1 5 (10.20%) MSI
2 4 (8.16%) AdminStudio
3 1 (2.04%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 10 (20.41%) Local Government
2 5 (10.20%) Finance
3 3 (6.12%) Banking
4 2 (4.08%) Investment Banking
4 2 (4.08%) Manufacturing
5 1 (2.04%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 10 (20.41%) Analyst
2 9 (18.37%) Wintel Engineer
2 9 (18.37%) Wintel Analyst
3 6 (12.24%) Applications Packager
4 4 (8.16%) Server Engineer
5 3 (6.12%) Administrator
5 3 (6.12%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (6.12%) Network Engineer
5 3 (6.12%) Project Manager
5 3 (6.12%) Project Engineer
5 3 (6.12%) SCCM Administrator
6 2 (4.08%) Wintel Support Analyst
6 2 (4.08%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (4.08%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (4.08%) Wintel Server Engineer
6 2 (4.08%) Support Analyst
6 2 (4.08%) 3rd Line Support
6 2 (4.08%) Wintel Support
6 2 (4.08%) Senior Desktop Engineer
6 2 (4.08%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (22.45%) Application Packaging
2 1 (2.04%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 12 (24.49%) Clustering
2 2 (4.08%) Fat Client
2 2 (4.08%) Thin Client
3 1 (2.04%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 46 (93.88%) Windows
2 26 (53.06%) Windows Server 2003
3 25 (51.02%) Windows Server 2008
4 16 (32.65%) Windows 7
5 4 (8.16%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (4.08%) Windows 8
6 2 (4.08%) Linux
6 2 (4.08%) Windows 2000
6 2 (4.08%) Windows XP
7 1 (2.04%) Windows Vista
7 1 (2.04%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (38.78%) Migration
2 17 (34.69%) ITIL
3 6 (12.24%) High Availability
4 4 (8.16%) Compatibility Testing
5 3 (6.12%) Change Control
5 3 (6.12%) Product Management
5 3 (6.12%) PRINCE2
5 3 (6.12%) Web Development
5 3 (6.12%) Problem Management
5 3 (6.12%) Release Management
6 2 (4.08%) Risk Analysis
6 2 (4.08%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (4.08%) Critical Path Analysis
6 2 (4.08%) Project Planning
6 2 (4.08%) PRINCE
6 2 (4.08%) Project Management
6 2 (4.08%) Service Management
6 2 (4.08%) Quality Management
6 2 (4.08%) Service Delivery
6 2 (4.08%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (34.69%) PowerShell
2 8 (16.33%) VB
3 5 (10.20%) VBScript
4 1 (2.04%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 8 (16.33%) SC Cleared
1 8 (16.33%) Security Cleared
2 3 (6.12%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (4.08%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (4.08%) PMP
3 2 (4.08%) PMI Certification
3 2 (4.08%) MCSE
4 1 (2.04%) ISEB
4 1 (2.04%) MCITP
4 1 (2.04%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.08%) SLA
System Software
1 31 (63.27%) Active Directory
2 14 (28.57%) Hyper-V
3 13 (26.53%) XenApp
4 9 (18.37%) Microsoft App-V
5 5 (10.20%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (4.08%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (2.04%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (2.04%) DFS Replication
7 1 (2.04%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 17 (34.69%) SCOM
2 5 (10.20%) SCVMM
2 5 (10.20%) Business Desktop Deployment
3 4 (8.16%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 3 (6.12%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (2.04%) WSUS
5 1 (2.04%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 25 (51.02%) Citrix
2 17 (34.69%) VMware
3 15 (30.61%) Microsoft
4 10 (20.41%) AppSense
5 5 (10.20%) Symantec
5 5 (10.20%) HP
6 4 (8.16%) CA
7 3 (6.12%) Remedy
7 3 (6.12%) Cisco
8 1 (2.04%) McAfee
8 1 (2.04%) Dell