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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM)
Rank 64 58 50
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -8
Contract jobs citing SCCM 14 12 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.28% 1.46% 2.30%
As % of the Systems Management category 17.72% 24.00% 23.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 2 6
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£365 £313 £213
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.80% +47.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £162 £303 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £323 £250
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £313 £305
% change year-on-year
-0.80% +2.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 5
Average hourly rate £35.00 £31.53 £31.56
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.01% -0.08%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £17.50 £20.13
% change year-on-year
-17.14% -13.04%
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
79 50 80
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 7.23% 6.09% 9.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 22 36
Average daily rate £423 £300 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.83% -22.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £100 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £551 £400 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 8 10
Average hourly rate £35.00 £31.50 £31.56
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -0.17%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £19.91 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+7.98% -0.45%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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
Warrington -6 5 £270 -10.00% 1
Chester -11 3 - - 1
SCCM
North West

SCCM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 (71.43%) Windows
2 17 (60.71%) Microsoft
3 14 (50.00%) VMware
4 10 (35.71%) Migration
4 10 (35.71%) PowerShell
4 10 (35.71%) HP
4 10 (35.71%) Citrix
4 10 (35.71%) ITIL
5 9 (32.14%) VMware Infrastructure
6 8 (28.57%) Data Centre
7 7 (25.00%) XenApp
7 7 (25.00%) SLA
8 6 (21.43%) OpenView
8 6 (21.43%) DNS
8 6 (21.43%) Hyper-V
9 5 (17.86%) SAN
9 5 (17.86%) MS Office
9 5 (17.86%) Firewall
10 4 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
10 4 (14.29%) Finance
10 4 (14.29%) Project Management
10 4 (14.29%) Middleware
10 4 (14.29%) VBScript
10 4 (14.29%) MCP
10 4 (14.29%) MS Excel
10 4 (14.29%) LAN
10 4 (14.29%) WAN
10 4 (14.29%) Veritas
10 4 (14.29%) Active Directory
10 4 (14.29%) NAS

SCCM
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 2 (7.14%) MS Exchange
1 2 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (3.57%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (3.57%) Lync
2 1 (3.57%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (17.86%) MS Office
2 4 (14.29%) MS Excel
3 1 (3.57%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 4 (14.29%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (21.43%) DNS
2 5 (17.86%) SAN
2 5 (17.86%) Firewall
3 4 (14.29%) NAS
3 4 (14.29%) LAN
3 4 (14.29%) WAN
4 3 (10.71%) TCP/IP
5 2 (7.14%) DHCP
6 1 (3.57%) Ethernet
6 1 (3.57%) VoIP
6 1 (3.57%) VPN
6 1 (3.57%) Internet
6 1 (3.57%) Wireless
6 1 (3.57%) VLAN
6 1 (3.57%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.57%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (7.14%) MSI
2 1 (3.57%) AdminStudio
General
1 4 (14.29%) Finance
2 2 (7.14%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (3.57%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.57%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 7 (25.00%) Consultant
2 6 (21.43%) Analyst
3 4 (14.29%) Infrastructure Consultant
3 4 (14.29%) Service Analyst
3 4 (14.29%) Service Desk Analyst
4 3 (10.71%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
4 3 (10.71%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 3 (10.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (10.71%) Support Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) Applications Packager
5 2 (7.14%) Support Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) 3rd Line Support
5 2 (7.14%) Citrix Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) Wintel Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) ICT Technician
6 1 (3.57%) Wintel Specialist
6 1 (3.57%) VMware Architect
6 1 (3.57%) Wintel Support Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (14.29%) Middleware
2 3 (10.71%) Application Packaging
3 2 (7.14%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 8 (28.57%) Data Centre
2 4 (14.29%) Replication
2 4 (14.29%) Enterprise Storage
3 2 (7.14%) PMI
4 1 (3.57%) Blackberry
4 1 (3.57%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.57%) Handset
4 1 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.57%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 20 (71.43%) Windows
2 3 (10.71%) Windows 7
3 2 (7.14%) Windows 8
3 2 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (7.14%) Linux
3 2 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (3.57%) Android
4 1 (3.57%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (35.71%) ITIL
1 10 (35.71%) Migration
2 4 (14.29%) Project Management
2 4 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
2 4 (14.29%) Problem Management
3 3 (10.71%) Service Management
4 2 (7.14%) Service Delivery
4 2 (7.14%) Workflow
4 2 (7.14%) Capacity Planning
4 2 (7.14%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (7.14%) Performance Monitoring
4 2 (7.14%) Mentoring
4 2 (7.14%) Coaching
4 2 (7.14%) Security Patching
4 2 (7.14%) Data Centre Operations
5 1 (3.57%) Patch Management
5 1 (3.57%) Validation
5 1 (3.57%) Compatibility Testing
5 1 (3.57%) Configuration Management
5 1 (3.57%) Information Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (35.71%) PowerShell
2 4 (14.29%) VBScript
3 2 (7.14%) SQL
4 1 (3.57%) VB
Qualifications
1 4 (14.29%) MCP
2 3 (10.71%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (7.14%) MCSE
3 2 (7.14%) PMI Certification
3 2 (7.14%) MCITP
3 2 (7.14%) Security Cleared
4 1 (3.57%) SC Cleared
4 1 (3.57%) MCDST
4 1 (3.57%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (25.00%) SLA
2 1 (3.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 9 (32.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (25.00%) XenApp
3 6 (21.43%) Hyper-V
4 4 (14.29%) Active Directory
4 4 (14.29%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (10.71%) BitLocker
5 3 (10.71%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (7.14%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 2 (7.14%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (21.43%) OpenView
2 3 (10.71%) SCOM
3 2 (7.14%) SCVMM
3 2 (7.14%) Puppet
Vendors
1 17 (60.71%) Microsoft
2 14 (50.00%) VMware
3 10 (35.71%) HP
3 10 (35.71%) Citrix
4 4 (14.29%) Veritas
4 4 (14.29%) Veeam
5 3 (10.71%) ServiceNow
5 3 (10.71%) McAfee
5 3 (10.71%) AppSense
6 2 (7.14%) Sun
6 2 (7.14%) Cisco
7 1 (3.57%) Avaya
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