The table below looks at the statistics for SCCM skills in IT contracts advertised for the Chester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SCCM over the 3 months to 26 May 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
26 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM)
Rank 31 21 13
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -8
Contract jobs citing SCCM 4 16 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 1.68% 7.48% 8.51%
As % of the Systems Management category 12.50% 33.33% 48.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 2
Average daily rate
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£225 £275 £336
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.18% -18.21%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £275 £300
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 4
Average hourly rate £13.75 £42.50 £44.95
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-67.64% -5.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.75 £28.25 £43.22
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.75 £44.25 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.83 £19.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-11.44% +8.57%
SCCM
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Systems Management category in contract jobs advertised in the Chester region.

Systems Management Category
Chester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
32 48 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 13.45% 22.43% 17.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 12 7
Average daily rate £427 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.00% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £230 £307
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £399 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 9 4
Average hourly rate £13.75 £32.50 £44.90
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-57.69% -27.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.75 £25.00 £42.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.75 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.19 £23.25 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-13.18% +16.25%

SCCM
Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SCCM across the Chester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Systems Management category.

SCCM Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

SCCM
Daily Rate Trend in Chester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SCCM across the Chester region.

SCCM Daily Rate Trend in Chester

SCCM
Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SCCM across the Chester region.

SCCM Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

SCCM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 26 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Chester 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 5 (83.33%) Windows
1 5 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 3 (50.00%) HP
2 3 (50.00%) Citrix
2 3 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (50.00%) AppSense
2 3 (50.00%) PowerShell
2 3 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (33.33%) VMware
3 2 (33.33%) MCITP
3 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 2 (33.33%) SCVMM
3 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (33.33%) Workflow
3 2 (33.33%) Finance
3 2 (33.33%) Migration
3 2 (33.33%) DNS
3 2 (33.33%) VoIP
3 2 (33.33%) DHCP
3 2 (33.33%) ITIL
3 2 (33.33%) MCP
3 2 (33.33%) MCSE
3 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 2 (33.33%) Project Management
3 2 (33.33%) Hyper-V
3 2 (33.33%) Data Centre
3 2 (33.33%) Data Centre Operations
3 2 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure

SCCM
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 26 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Chester 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 1 (16.67%) IBM Notes
1 1 (16.67%) SharePoint
1 1 (16.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 3 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (16.67%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) VoIP
1 2 (33.33%) DHCP
1 2 (33.33%) DNS
2 1 (16.67%) Internet
2 1 (16.67%) Wireless
2 1 (16.67%) Cisco IOS
2 1 (16.67%) TCP/IP
2 1 (16.67%) VPN
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MSI
1 1 (16.67%) AdminStudio
General
1 2 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (16.67%) Desktop Support
1 1 (16.67%) Analyst
1 1 (16.67%) Applications Packager
1 1 (16.67%) Support Engineer
1 1 (16.67%) Service Analyst
1 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 1 (16.67%) Desktop Support Engineer
1 1 (16.67%) Technical Analyst
1 1 (16.67%) Service Desk Analyst
1 1 (16.67%) Desktop Engineer
1 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Specialist
1 1 (16.67%) Technical Services Analyst
1 1 (16.67%) Wintel Engineer
1 1 (16.67%) Wintel Specialist
1 1 (16.67%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Data Centre
2 1 (16.67%) Blackberry
2 1 (16.67%) Management Information System
2 1 (16.67%) Handset
2 1 (16.67%) iSeries
2 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (83.33%) Windows
2 3 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (16.67%) Android
4 1 (16.67%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Workflow
1 2 (33.33%) Migration
1 2 (33.33%) ITIL
1 2 (33.33%) Project Management
1 2 (33.33%) Data Centre Operations
2 1 (16.67%) Service Management
2 1 (16.67%) Information Management
2 1 (16.67%) Compatibility Testing
2 1 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (16.67%) Java
2 1 (16.67%) VBScript
2 1 (16.67%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (33.33%) MCP
2 2 (33.33%) MCSE
2 2 (33.33%) MCITP
3 1 (16.67%) A+ Certification
3 1 (16.67%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) SLA
1 1 (16.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Virtual Server
1 2 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (33.33%) Hyper-V
1 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (16.67%) XenApp
2 1 (16.67%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 3 (50.00%) HP
2 3 (50.00%) Citrix
2 3 (50.00%) AppSense
3 2 (33.33%) VMware
4 1 (16.67%) Cisco
4 1 (16.67%) Adobe
4 1 (16.67%) Avaya
4 1 (16.67%) Lotus
4 1 (16.67%) McAfee