The table below looks at the statistics for SCCM skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SCCM over the 3 months to 1 October 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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
1 Oct 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM)
Rank 59 61 53
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -8
Contract jobs citing SCCM 12 21 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.51% 1.82% 1.61%
As % of the Systems Management category 21.82% 26.58% 18.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 13 3
Median daily rate £475 £295 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+61.01% -26.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £146 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £535 £480
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £300 £331
% change year-on-year
- -9.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 4
Median hourly rate £13.00 £17.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.52% -32.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.75 £14.40 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+16.31% -17.71%
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
55 79 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 6.91% 6.86% 8.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 57 35
Median daily rate £433 £438 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.14% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £540 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £401 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.39% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 8
Median hourly rate £13.00 £17.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.52% -32.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.75 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+17.85% -6.66%

SCCM
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Cheshire region citing SCCM as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 1 October 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SCCM within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 1 October 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Warrington +3 4 £500 +106.18% 1
Knutsford +8 1 £225 -59.09%
Macclesfield - 1 - -
SCCM
North West

SCCM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 1 October 2016, 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for SCCM.

1 19 (65.52%) Windows
1 19 (65.52%) Active Directory
2 18 (62.07%) Microsoft
3 14 (48.28%) Citrix
3 14 (48.28%) Office 365
4 9 (31.03%) Windows 10
5 8 (27.59%) Windows Server
5 8 (27.59%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (27.59%) XenApp
5 8 (27.59%) Migration
6 7 (24.14%) MS Exchange
6 7 (24.14%) PowerShell
6 7 (24.14%) Security Cleared
7 6 (20.69%) Amazon RDS
7 6 (20.69%) Windows 7
7 6 (20.69%) Microsoft Azure
7 6 (20.69%) ITIL
8 5 (17.24%) Finance
8 5 (17.24%) VMware
8 5 (17.24%) TOGAF
8 5 (17.24%) SharePoint
8 5 (17.24%) Skype for Business
8 5 (17.24%) SCOM
8 5 (17.24%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (17.24%) PKI
8 5 (17.24%) Skype
9 4 (13.79%) Application Discovery
9 4 (13.79%) Storage Virtualisation
9 4 (13.79%) Octopus Deploy
9 4 (13.79%) Local Government

SCCM
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire 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 7 (24.14%) MS Exchange
2 5 (17.24%) SharePoint
2 5 (17.24%) Skype for Business
3 1 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (3.45%) IIS
3 1 (3.45%) JBoss
Applications
1 3 (10.34%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.45%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 14 (48.28%) Office 365
2 6 (20.69%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (3.45%) IaaS
3 1 (3.45%) PaaS
3 1 (3.45%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (17.24%) Skype
2 3 (10.34%) Softphone
3 2 (6.90%) DHCP
3 2 (6.90%) DNS
3 2 (6.90%) LAN
3 2 (6.90%) PCoIP
4 1 (3.45%) Firewall
4 1 (3.45%) Remote Desktop
4 1 (3.45%) Reverse Proxy
4 1 (3.45%) SAN
4 1 (3.45%) Symposium
4 1 (3.45%) TCP/IP
4 1 (3.45%) Unified Communications
4 1 (3.45%) VoIP
4 1 (3.45%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (20.69%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (3.45%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (13.79%) Octopus Deploy
1 4 (13.79%) Vagrant
2 1 (3.45%) AdminStudio
General
1 5 (17.24%) Finance
2 4 (13.79%) Local Government
3 3 (10.34%) Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (27.59%) Architect
2 6 (20.69%) Senior Architect
2 6 (20.69%) Solutions Architect
3 4 (13.79%) Senior Solutions Architect
4 3 (10.34%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (10.34%) Project Manager
4 3 (10.34%) SCCM Engineer
4 3 (10.34%) Windows Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) Citrix Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) Citrix Specialist
5 2 (6.90%) Consultant
5 2 (6.90%) Desktop Specialist
5 2 (6.90%) Infrastructure Specialist
5 2 (6.90%) SCCM Specialist
5 2 (6.90%) Server Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) Support Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) Technical Architect
5 2 (6.90%) Windows Infrastructure Specialist
5 2 (6.90%) Windows Specialist
6 1 (3.45%) Senior Infrastructure Architect
Miscellaneous
1 5 (17.24%) PKI
2 4 (13.79%) Fat Client
2 4 (13.79%) Thin Client
3 3 (10.34%) Data Centre
4 1 (3.45%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (3.45%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 19 (65.52%) Windows
2 9 (31.03%) Windows 10
3 8 (27.59%) Windows Server
3 8 (27.59%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (20.69%) Windows 7
5 5 (17.24%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (6.90%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (3.45%) Apple iOS
7 1 (3.45%) Mac OS
7 1 (3.45%) Windows 8
7 1 (3.45%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (27.59%) Migration
2 6 (20.69%) ITIL
3 5 (17.24%) TOGAF
4 4 (13.79%) Application Discovery
4 4 (13.79%) Data Migration
4 4 (13.79%) Storage Virtualisation
5 3 (10.34%) Software Deployment
5 3 (10.34%) Software Engineering
6 2 (6.90%) Application Packaging
6 2 (6.90%) Desktop Virtualisation
6 2 (6.90%) Infrastructure Transformation
6 2 (6.90%) Multi-Factor Authentication
6 2 (6.90%) Test Automation
6 2 (6.90%) Two-Factor Authentication
7 1 (3.45%) Capacity Planning
7 1 (3.45%) Incident Management
7 1 (3.45%) Network Monitoring
7 1 (3.45%) Performance Tuning
7 1 (3.45%) Server Virtualisation
7 1 (3.45%) Threat Analysis
Programming Languages
1 7 (24.14%) PowerShell
2 2 (6.90%) SQL
3 1 (3.45%) C
Qualifications
1 7 (24.14%) Security Cleared
2 3 (10.34%) SC Cleared
3 2 (6.90%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 2 (6.90%) MCITP
3 2 (6.90%) MCSA
3 2 (6.90%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (3.45%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (3.45%) CCNA
4 1 (3.45%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (3.45%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 19 (65.52%) Active Directory
2 8 (27.59%) XenApp
3 3 (10.34%) Hyper-V
3 3 (10.34%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (6.90%) Virtual Desktop
4 2 (6.90%) XenDesktop
5 1 (3.45%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 1 (3.45%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (3.45%) VMware ESX
5 1 (3.45%) VMware Server
5 1 (3.45%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (17.24%) SCOM
2 4 (13.79%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (13.79%) Puppet
2 4 (13.79%) SCOrch
3 2 (6.90%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (6.90%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (6.90%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 2 (6.90%) WSUS
4 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (3.45%) SCSM
4 1 (3.45%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 18 (62.07%) Microsoft
2 14 (48.28%) Citrix
3 5 (17.24%) VMware
4 3 (10.34%) Cisco
5 2 (6.90%) AppSense
5 2 (6.90%) Avaya
5 2 (6.90%) Intel Security
5 2 (6.90%) Symantec
6 1 (3.45%) Apple