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 21 October 2014 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM)
Rank 53 45 59
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +14
Contract jobs citing SCCM 13 28 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.60% 3.04% 1.03%
As % of the Systems Management category 19.40% 30.77% 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 6 3
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£400 £225 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+77.77% -33.82%
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £313 £310
% change year-on-year
+7.20% +0.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 9 2
Average hourly rate £31.50 £31.56 £33.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.17% -5.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.07 £30.00 £22.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.02 £44.92 £44.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.75
% change year-on-year
-10.25% -1.26%
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
67 91 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 8.23% 9.89% 4.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 27 15
Average daily rate £375 £295 £343
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.11% -13.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £221 £321
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £320
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 17 4
Average hourly rate £31.50 £31.56 £15.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.17% +106.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.65 £30.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £44.03 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £21.75 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+1.14% +14.47%

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 21 October 2014.

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 21 October 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 21 October 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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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 - 3 £400 -
Knutsford +5 1 - -
Runcorn -6 1 - -
SCCM
North West

SCCM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 35 (94.59%) Windows
2 25 (67.57%) Active Directory
3 17 (45.95%) Windows Server 2003
4 16 (43.24%) Windows Server 2008
5 14 (37.84%) PowerShell
5 14 (37.84%) SCOM
5 14 (37.84%) ITIL
6 13 (35.14%) DHCP
6 13 (35.14%) Hyper-V
7 12 (32.43%) Windows 7
7 12 (32.43%) Microsoft
7 12 (32.43%) Clustering
8 11 (29.73%) DNS
8 11 (29.73%) Citrix
9 9 (24.32%) VMware
9 9 (24.32%) Migration
10 8 (21.62%) TCP/IP
11 7 (18.92%) High Availability
12 6 (16.22%) Local Government
12 6 (16.22%) SAN
12 6 (16.22%) VB
13 5 (13.51%) CA
13 5 (13.51%) Finance
13 5 (13.51%) Application Packaging
13 5 (13.51%) XenApp
14 4 (10.81%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
14 4 (10.81%) SC Cleared
14 4 (10.81%) Security Cleared
14 4 (10.81%) Business Desktop Deployment
14 4 (10.81%) AppSense

SCCM
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 (5.41%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (8.11%) MS Excel
2 2 (5.41%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 13 (35.14%) DHCP
2 11 (29.73%) DNS
3 8 (21.62%) TCP/IP
4 6 (16.22%) SAN
5 3 (8.11%) Firewall
5 3 (8.11%) Wireless
5 3 (8.11%) VLAN
5 3 (8.11%) VPN
5 3 (8.11%) LAN
5 3 (8.11%) WAN
Development Applications
1 2 (5.41%) AdminStudio
2 1 (2.70%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (2.70%) MSI
General
1 6 (16.22%) Local Government
2 5 (13.51%) Finance
3 3 (8.11%) Banking
4 2 (5.41%) Investment Banking
4 2 (5.41%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 10 (27.03%) Analyst
2 8 (21.62%) Wintel Analyst
3 5 (13.51%) Wintel Engineer
4 4 (10.81%) Server Engineer
5 3 (8.11%) Applications Packager
5 3 (8.11%) Desktop Support
5 3 (8.11%) Desktop Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) Project Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) Wintel Support
6 2 (5.41%) Senior Desktop Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) Windows Server Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) Wintel Support Analyst
6 2 (5.41%) Support Analyst
6 2 (5.41%) Architect
6 2 (5.41%) Test Analyst
6 2 (5.41%) Technical Architect
6 2 (5.41%) Support Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) 3rd Line Support
7 1 (2.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 1 (2.70%) Desktop Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (13.51%) Application Packaging
2 2 (5.41%) .NET
3 1 (2.70%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 12 (32.43%) Clustering
2 1 (2.70%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 35 (94.59%) Windows
2 17 (45.95%) Windows Server 2003
3 16 (43.24%) Windows Server 2008
4 12 (32.43%) Windows 7
5 3 (8.11%) Windows 8
5 3 (8.11%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (8.11%) Windows XP
6 2 (5.41%) Linux
6 2 (5.41%) Windows 2000
7 1 (2.70%) UNIX
7 1 (2.70%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (37.84%) ITIL
2 9 (24.32%) Migration
3 7 (18.92%) High Availability
4 3 (8.11%) Web Development
4 3 (8.11%) Problem Management
4 3 (8.11%) Release Management
4 3 (8.11%) Change Control
4 3 (8.11%) Product Management
5 2 (5.41%) Test Strategy
5 2 (5.41%) Software Deployment
5 2 (5.41%) Test Planning
5 2 (5.41%) Risk Analysis
5 2 (5.41%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (5.41%) Compatibility Testing
5 2 (5.41%) Test Scripting
5 2 (5.41%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (5.41%) PRINCE
5 2 (5.41%) Service Management
5 2 (5.41%) Quality Management
5 2 (5.41%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 14 (37.84%) PowerShell
2 6 (16.22%) VB
3 2 (5.41%) VBScript
4 1 (2.70%) SQL
4 1 (2.70%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 4 (10.81%) SC Cleared
1 4 (10.81%) Security Cleared
2 3 (8.11%) MCSE
2 3 (8.11%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (8.11%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (5.41%) PMP
3 2 (5.41%) PMI Certification
3 2 (5.41%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.41%) SLA
System Software
1 25 (67.57%) Active Directory
2 13 (35.14%) Hyper-V
3 5 (13.51%) XenApp
4 3 (8.11%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (8.11%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (5.41%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (2.70%) Firmware
6 1 (2.70%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 14 (37.84%) SCOM
2 4 (10.81%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 4 (10.81%) Business Desktop Deployment
3 3 (8.11%) Norton AntiVirus
3 3 (8.11%) SCVMM
4 1 (2.70%) SCOrch
4 1 (2.70%) WSUS
4 1 (2.70%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 12 (32.43%) Microsoft
2 11 (29.73%) Citrix
3 9 (24.32%) VMware
4 5 (13.51%) CA
5 4 (10.81%) Symantec
5 4 (10.81%) AppSense
6 3 (8.11%) HP
7 2 (5.41%) Remedy
8 1 (2.70%) McAfee
8 1 (2.70%) Dell
8 1 (2.70%) Oracle
8 1 (2.70%) Cisco