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 July 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM)
Rank 61 43 48
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +5
Contract jobs citing SCCM 15 23 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.53% 2.89% 2.63%
As % of the Systems Management category 19.23% 36.51% 25.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 9 4
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£381 £245 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+55.61% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £216 £221 £158
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £321 £355
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £290 £320
% change year-on-year
+7.75% -9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 7
Average hourly rate £23.75 £31.53 £44.90
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.66% -29.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.75 £21.70 £31.56
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.75 £31.56 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £15.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year
+16.12% -24.39%
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
78 63 78
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 7.98% 7.92% 10.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 31 24
Average daily rate £427 £245 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+74.28% -41.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £231 £100 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £340 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £338 £345
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -2.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 9
Average hourly rate £23.75 £24.75 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.04% -41.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.75 £17.28 £31.56
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.75 £31.56 £44.97
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.76 £20.06 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+8.48% -10.84%

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 July 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
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 30 July 2015.

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 30 July 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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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 -15 5 £225 -18.18%
Warrington - 1 £175 -
SCCM
North West

SCCM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 20 (83.33%) Windows
2 15 (62.50%) Microsoft
3 14 (58.33%) VMware
4 10 (41.67%) PowerShell
5 9 (37.50%) Citrix
5 9 (37.50%) Migration
6 8 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
6 8 (33.33%) Data Centre
7 7 (29.17%) HP
7 7 (29.17%) ITIL
8 6 (25.00%) Active Directory
8 6 (25.00%) XenApp
9 5 (20.83%) Hyper-V
9 5 (20.83%) Firewall
9 5 (20.83%) DNS
9 5 (20.83%) SLA
10 4 (16.67%) WAN
10 4 (16.67%) OpenView
10 4 (16.67%) VBScript
10 4 (16.67%) MS Exchange
10 4 (16.67%) LAN
10 4 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
10 4 (16.67%) Finance
10 4 (16.67%) SAN
10 4 (16.67%) Veritas
10 4 (16.67%) Middleware
10 4 (16.67%) NAS
10 4 (16.67%) Veeam
10 4 (16.67%) Windows 7
10 4 (16.67%) Enterprise Storage

SCCM
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 (16.67%) MS Exchange
1 4 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (4.17%) IBM Notes
3 1 (4.17%) SharePoint
3 1 (4.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 3 (12.50%) MS Office
2 2 (8.33%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (16.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (20.83%) DNS
1 5 (20.83%) Firewall
2 4 (16.67%) NAS
2 4 (16.67%) SAN
2 4 (16.67%) LAN
2 4 (16.67%) WAN
3 2 (8.33%) DHCP
3 2 (8.33%) TCP/IP
3 2 (8.33%) VoIP
4 1 (4.17%) Internet
4 1 (4.17%) VPN
4 1 (4.17%) Wireless
4 1 (4.17%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.17%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (8.33%) MSI
2 1 (4.17%) AdminStudio
General
1 4 (16.67%) Finance
2 2 (8.33%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (4.17%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 6 (25.00%) Consultant
2 4 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 4 (16.67%) Infrastructure Consultant
2 4 (16.67%) Analyst
3 3 (12.50%) Support Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support
4 2 (8.33%) Service Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) Service Desk Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Support Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) Applications Packager
4 2 (8.33%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) Citrix Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) 1st Line Support
5 1 (4.17%) Deployment Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Technical Services Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) Wintel Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Windows Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Wintel Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (16.67%) Middleware
2 2 (8.33%) Application Packaging
2 2 (8.33%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 8 (33.33%) Data Centre
2 4 (16.67%) Enterprise Storage
2 4 (16.67%) Replication
3 1 (4.17%) iSeries
3 1 (4.17%) Blackberry
3 1 (4.17%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.17%) Handset
3 1 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 20 (83.33%) Windows
2 4 (16.67%) Windows 7
3 3 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (8.33%) Linux
4 2 (8.33%) Windows 8
5 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (4.17%) Windows XP
5 1 (4.17%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (37.50%) Migration
2 7 (29.17%) ITIL
3 4 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (12.50%) Project Management
5 2 (8.33%) Workflow
5 2 (8.33%) Problem Management
5 2 (8.33%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (8.33%) Performance Monitoring
5 2 (8.33%) Security Patching
5 2 (8.33%) Data Centre Operations
5 2 (8.33%) Service Delivery
6 1 (4.17%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (4.17%) Compatibility Testing
6 1 (4.17%) Information Management
6 1 (4.17%) Validation
6 1 (4.17%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (41.67%) PowerShell
2 4 (16.67%) VBScript
3 2 (8.33%) SQL
4 1 (4.17%) Java
4 1 (4.17%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (8.33%) MCP
2 2 (8.33%) MCSE
2 2 (8.33%) MCITP
3 1 (4.17%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.17%) Security Cleared
3 1 (4.17%) A+ Certification
3 1 (4.17%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (20.83%) SLA
2 1 (4.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 8 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 6 (25.00%) XenApp
3 5 (20.83%) Hyper-V
4 4 (16.67%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (12.50%) BitLocker
6 2 (8.33%) vSphere
6 2 (8.33%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 4 (16.67%) OpenView
2 2 (8.33%) SCOM
2 2 (8.33%) SCVMM
2 2 (8.33%) Puppet
Vendors
1 15 (62.50%) Microsoft
2 14 (58.33%) VMware
3 9 (37.50%) Citrix
4 7 (29.17%) HP
5 4 (16.67%) Veeam
5 4 (16.67%) Veritas
6 3 (12.50%) McAfee
6 3 (12.50%) AppSense
7 2 (8.33%) ServiceNow
7 2 (8.33%) Sun
8 1 (4.17%) Cisco
8 1 (4.17%) Adobe
8 1 (4.17%) Lotus
8 1 (4.17%) Avaya