Period
to 18 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for SCCM skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SCCM over the 6 months to 18 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM)
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 49 62 77
Rank change year-on-year +13 +15 -4
Contract jobs citing SCCM 48 29 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 3.66% 2.27% 1.69%
As % of the Systems Management category 26.52% 19.59% 22.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 32 24
Cheshire median daily rate £280 £300 £445
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.67% -32.58% +50.85%
10th Percentile £109 £276 £213
90th Percentile £475 £385 £568
North West median daily rate £311 £300 £355
% change year-on-year +3.75% -15.49% +25.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 2 1
Cheshire median hourly rate £17.50 £15.25 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.75% +17.31% -23.53%
North West median hourly rate £17.50 £15.75 £14.75
% change year-on-year +11.11% +6.78% +22.92%

SCCM is in the Systems Management category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for systems management skills.

All Systems Management Skills
Cheshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 181 148 119
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 13.81% 11.60% 7.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 116 79
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £361 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.73% -15.00% -2.86%
10th Percentile £263 £260 £212
90th Percentile £538 £543 £550
North West median daily rate £450 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +9.09% +3.13% +9.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 2 2
Cheshire median hourly rate £17.50 £15.25 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.75% -10.29% -
10th Percentile £17.43 £12.88 £13.80
90th Percentile £42.50 £18.23 £20.20
North West median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £19.62
% change year-on-year -12.50% +1.96% +60.12%

SCCM
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

Job postings citing SCCM as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cheshire.

Job vacancy trend for SCCM in Cheshire

SCCM
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SCCM in Cheshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for SCCM in Cheshire

SCCM
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SCCM in Cheshire over the 6 months to 18 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SCCM in Cheshire

SCCM
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SCCM 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 6 months to 18 October 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Macclesfield - 12 - - 1
Chester -2 9 £280 -6.67% 4
Warrington -4 8 £275 -10.20% 5
Crewe - 4 £118 -
Alderley Edge - 3 - -
Wilmslow - 1 £325 -
Nantwich - 1 £118 -
SCCM
North West

For the 6 months to 18 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing SCCM also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for SCCM.

1 43 (89.58%) Windows
2 38 (79.17%) Active Directory
3 31 (64.58%) Microsoft
4 28 (58.33%) Office 365
5 19 (39.58%) Windows 10
6 17 (35.42%) Apple iOS
6 17 (35.42%) Software Deployment
6 17 (35.42%) Windows Server
6 17 (35.42%) Microsoft Office
6 17 (35.42%) Apple
6 17 (35.42%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 17 (35.42%) Mac OS
7 15 (31.25%) ServiceNow
7 15 (31.25%) OneDrive
8 14 (29.17%) Asset Management
9 12 (25.00%) SCOM
9 12 (25.00%) Migration
9 12 (25.00%) Citrix
9 12 (25.00%) Data Centre
9 12 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 11 (22.92%) Skype for Business
10 11 (22.92%) MS Exchange
10 11 (22.92%) Windows 7
11 10 (20.83%) XenApp
11 10 (20.83%) ITSM
12 9 (18.75%) Windows Server 2003
12 9 (18.75%) LAN
12 9 (18.75%) A+ Certification
12 9 (18.75%) SAN
12 9 (18.75%) SQL Server

SCCM
Co-occurring 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 11 (22.92%) MS Exchange
1 11 (22.92%) Skype for Business
2 7 (14.58%) Exchange Server 2003
2 7 (14.58%) SharePoint
3 2 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (4.17%) IIS
3 2 (4.17%) Site Server
4 1 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (2.08%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 17 (35.42%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (6.25%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 28 (58.33%) Office 365
2 15 (31.25%) OneDrive
3 5 (10.42%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (6.25%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (2.08%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (18.75%) LAN
1 9 (18.75%) SAN
2 7 (14.58%) WAN
3 6 (12.50%) Firewall
4 4 (8.33%) NAS
5 3 (6.25%) Skype
6 2 (4.17%) TCP/IP
7 1 (2.08%) DMZ
7 1 (2.08%) DNS
7 1 (2.08%) Reverse Proxy
7 1 (2.08%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (18.75%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.08%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (6.25%) MSI
2 1 (2.08%) AdminStudio
2 1 (2.08%) Visual Studio
2 1 (2.08%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 9 (18.75%) Local Government
2 6 (12.50%) Marketing
3 5 (10.42%) Finance
4 4 (8.33%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 11 (22.92%) Support Engineer
2 9 (18.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 9 (18.75%) Server Engineer
3 8 (16.67%) Desktop Support
4 5 (10.42%) Customer Engineer
4 5 (10.42%) Desktop Engineer
5 4 (8.33%) Analyst
5 4 (8.33%) Architect
5 4 (8.33%) Consultant
5 4 (8.33%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 4 (8.33%) Senior Customer Engineer
6 3 (6.25%) Infrastructure Architect
6 3 (6.25%) Migration Architect
6 3 (6.25%) Technical Support
7 2 (4.17%) Applications Consultant
7 2 (4.17%) Infrastructure Consultant
7 2 (4.17%) IT Support
7 2 (4.17%) IT Support Analyst
7 2 (4.17%) Migration Consultant
7 2 (4.17%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.33%) Middleware
2 2 (4.17%) Software Packaging
3 1 (2.08%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 12 (25.00%) Data Centre
2 8 (16.67%) PKI
3 5 (10.42%) Replication
4 4 (8.33%) Enterprise Storage
4 4 (8.33%) Hybrid Cloud
5 2 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (4.17%) EMC VNX
6 1 (2.08%) Clustering
6 1 (2.08%) Public Cloud
6 1 (2.08%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 43 (89.58%) Windows
2 19 (39.58%) Windows 10
3 17 (35.42%) Apple iOS
3 17 (35.42%) Mac OS
3 17 (35.42%) Windows Server
4 11 (22.92%) Windows 7
5 9 (18.75%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (10.42%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (4.17%) Windows 8
8 2 (4.17%) Windows Vista
9 1 (2.08%) AIX
9 1 (2.08%) Linux
9 1 (2.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (2.08%) Solaris
9 1 (2.08%) Unix
9 1 (2.08%) Windows 2000
9 1 (2.08%) Windows Embedded Compact
9 1 (2.08%) Windows NT
9 1 (2.08%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (35.42%) Software Deployment
2 14 (29.17%) Asset Management
3 12 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 12 (25.00%) Migration
4 10 (20.83%) ITSM
5 7 (14.58%) ITIL
5 7 (14.58%) Server Building
6 6 (12.50%) Matrix Organization
7 5 (10.42%) Continuous Improvement
8 4 (8.33%) Application Packaging
8 4 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
9 3 (6.25%) Patch Management
10 2 (4.17%) Application Virtualisation
10 2 (4.17%) Customer Requirements
10 2 (4.17%) High Availability
10 2 (4.17%) Information Security
10 2 (4.17%) Line Management
10 2 (4.17%) Requirements Analysis
10 2 (4.17%) Software Distribution
10 2 (4.17%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 9 (18.75%) PowerShell
2 5 (10.42%) SQL
3 4 (8.33%) VBScript
4 1 (2.08%) VB
Qualifications
1 9 (18.75%) A+ Certification
2 5 (10.42%) SC Cleared
2 5 (10.42%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.08%) GNVQ
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (16.67%) SLA
System Software
1 38 (79.17%) Active Directory
2 10 (20.83%) XenApp
3 9 (18.75%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (16.67%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 5 (10.42%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (8.33%) Virtual Desktop
7 3 (6.25%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (6.25%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (4.17%) Hyper-V
9 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (2.08%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (2.08%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 17 (35.42%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 12 (25.00%) SCOM
3 5 (10.42%) McAfee ePO
4 4 (8.33%) OpenView
5 2 (4.17%) ThinApp
6 1 (2.08%) Backup Exec
6 1 (2.08%) HP SIM
6 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (2.08%) SCVMM
6 1 (2.08%) SmoothWall
6 1 (2.08%) vCenter Server
6 1 (2.08%) WSUS
Vendors
1 31 (64.58%) Microsoft
2 17 (35.42%) Apple
3 15 (31.25%) ServiceNow
4 12 (25.00%) Citrix
5 9 (18.75%) VMware
6 6 (12.50%) HP
7 5 (10.42%) McAfee
8 4 (8.33%) Veeam
8 4 (8.33%) Veritas
9 3 (6.25%) Altiris
9 3 (6.25%) Cisco
9 3 (6.25%) EMC
10 2 (4.17%) IBM
11 1 (2.08%) Adobe
11 1 (2.08%) Avaya
11 1 (2.08%) Hitachi
11 1 (2.08%) Oracle
11 1 (2.08%) Red Hat
11 1 (2.08%) Sun
11 1 (2.08%) Symantec