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 3 months to 23 March 2017 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM)
North West / Cheshire
Rank 37 37 66
Rank change year-on-year 0 +29  
Contract jobs citing SCCM 14 45 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 2.65% 4.62% 0.74%
As % of the Systems Management category 31.82% 40.54% 6.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 17 3
Median daily rate £355 £422 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.87% +29.84%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £313 £320
% change year-on-year -4.00% -2.34%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 0
Median hourly rate £15.50 £13.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.23% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -5.71% +12.90%  

SCCM is in the systems management skills category. The next 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.

Systems Management Skills
Cheshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 44 111 86
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 8.32% 11.40% 10.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 48 43
Median daily rate £371 £425 £578
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.64% -26.40%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £275 £153
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £550 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 2
Median hourly rate £14.00 £13.00 £20.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.69% -35.59%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year -15.55% +4.65%  

SCCM
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire citing SCCM as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Systems Management category.

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 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SCCM in Cheshire

SCCM
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 23 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington +6 4 £325 -22.98%
Chester +4 4 £360 +37.14%
Ellesmere Port - 1 £263 -
Winsford - 1 - -
SCCM
North West

SCCM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 23 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SCCM also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for SCCM.

1 21 (77.78%) Microsoft
2 20 (74.07%) Windows
3 19 (70.37%) Active Directory
4 9 (33.33%) Citrix
5 8 (29.63%) VMware
6 7 (25.93%) WSUS
6 7 (25.93%) Windows 10
6 7 (25.93%) Windows Server
7 6 (22.22%) Finance
7 6 (22.22%) ITIL
8 5 (18.52%) MS Exchange
8 5 (18.52%) Migration
8 5 (18.52%) Intel Security
8 5 (18.52%) SCOM
8 5 (18.52%) VMware Infrastructure
8 5 (18.52%) PowerShell
8 5 (18.52%) Windows 7
8 5 (18.52%) Office 365
9 4 (14.81%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (14.81%) Data Centre
9 4 (14.81%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (14.81%) Skype for Business
9 4 (14.81%) Banking
9 4 (14.81%) HP
9 4 (14.81%) PRINCE2
10 3 (11.11%) SQL Server
10 3 (11.11%) SharePoint
10 3 (11.11%) SAN
10 3 (11.11%) NetApp
10 3 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003

SCCM
Top Related 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 5 (18.52%) MS Exchange
2 4 (14.81%) Skype for Business
3 3 (11.11%) SharePoint
4 2 (7.41%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (7.41%) Exchange Server 5.5
5 1 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (3.70%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (7.41%) MS Excel
1 2 (7.41%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (18.52%) Office 365
2 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (11.11%) SAN
2 2 (7.41%) DHCP
2 2 (7.41%) DNS
2 2 (7.41%) LAN
2 2 (7.41%) NAS
2 2 (7.41%) Skype
2 2 (7.41%) SSL
2 2 (7.41%) TCP/IP
2 2 (7.41%) VLAN
2 2 (7.41%) VPN
2 2 (7.41%) WAN
3 1 (3.70%) DMZ
3 1 (3.70%) Fibre Channel
3 1 (3.70%) Remote Desktop
3 1 (3.70%) Reverse Proxy
3 1 (3.70%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2000
2 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2016
2 1 (3.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (3.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (7.41%) MSI
1 2 (7.41%) Visual Studio
2 1 (3.70%) Log4j
2 1 (3.70%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 6 (22.22%) Finance
2 4 (14.81%) Banking
3 3 (11.11%) Local Government
4 1 (3.70%) Advertising
4 1 (3.70%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 7 (25.93%) Consultant
2 5 (18.52%) SCCM Engineer
3 3 (11.11%) Active Directory Consultant
3 3 (11.11%) Architect
3 3 (11.11%) Microsoft Consultant
3 3 (11.11%) SCCM Consultant
4 2 (7.41%) 2nd Line Support
4 2 (7.41%) Active Directory Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Active Directory Support
4 2 (7.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Technical Architect
4 2 (7.41%) Wintel Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) 1st/2nd Line Support
5 1 (3.70%) Active Directory Migration Consultant
5 1 (3.70%) Cloud Architect
5 1 (3.70%) Exchange Support
5 1 (3.70%) IT Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Office 365 Architect
5 1 (3.70%) Support Officer
5 1 (3.70%) Windows Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.70%) JAX-RPC
1 1 (3.70%) REST
1 1 (3.70%) SOAP
1 1 (3.70%) Web Services
1 1 (3.70%) WSDL
1 1 (3.70%) XML
1 1 (3.70%) XSL
1 1 (3.70%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.81%) Data Centre
2 3 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (7.41%) Clustering
3 2 (7.41%) Smartphone
4 1 (3.70%) BYOD
4 1 (3.70%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (3.70%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (3.70%) Mobile App
4 1 (3.70%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 20 (74.07%) Windows
2 7 (25.93%) Windows 10
2 7 (25.93%) Windows Server
3 5 (18.52%) Windows 7
4 4 (14.81%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (14.81%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (7.41%) Android
6 2 (7.41%) Apple iOS
7 1 (3.70%) Linux
7 1 (3.70%) Unix
7 1 (3.70%) Windows 2000
7 1 (3.70%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (22.22%) ITIL
2 5 (18.52%) Migration
3 4 (14.81%) PRINCE2
4 3 (11.11%) Application Packaging
4 3 (11.11%) Software Deployment
5 2 (7.41%) High Availability
5 2 (7.41%) Identity Management
5 2 (7.41%) Incident Management
5 2 (7.41%) Mobile Device Management
5 2 (7.41%) Multi-Factor Authentication
5 2 (7.41%) Two-Factor Authentication
6 1 (3.70%) Change Management
6 1 (3.70%) Data Migration
6 1 (3.70%) Database Tuning
6 1 (3.70%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (3.70%) ITIL V3
6 1 (3.70%) Open Source
6 1 (3.70%) Problem Management
6 1 (3.70%) Resource Management
6 1 (3.70%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (18.52%) PowerShell
2 2 (7.41%) VB
2 2 (7.41%) VB6
2 2 (7.41%) VBScript
3 1 (3.70%) Java
3 1 (3.70%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (7.41%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.70%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (3.70%) Degree
2 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (3.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (3.70%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.70%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 19 (70.37%) Active Directory
2 5 (18.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (11.11%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 3 (11.11%) Hyper-V
3 3 (11.11%) VMware ESX
3 3 (11.11%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (11.11%) XenDesktop
4 2 (7.41%) BitLocker
4 2 (7.41%) VMware GSX
4 2 (7.41%) vSphere
5 1 (3.70%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (3.70%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 7 (25.93%) WSUS
2 5 (18.52%) SCOM
3 3 (11.11%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (7.41%) Failover Clustering
4 2 (7.41%) MOM
4 2 (7.41%) SCOrch
4 2 (7.41%) Sysprep
4 2 (7.41%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (3.70%) DameWare
5 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (3.70%) NetBackup
5 1 (3.70%) Perfmon
5 1 (3.70%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 1 (3.70%) vRealize
Vendors
1 21 (77.78%) Microsoft
2 9 (33.33%) Citrix
3 8 (29.63%) VMware
4 5 (18.52%) Intel Security
5 4 (14.81%) HP
6 3 (11.11%) Cisco
6 3 (11.11%) NetApp
6 3 (11.11%) SolarWinds
7 2 (7.41%) AppSense
7 2 (7.41%) Dell
8 1 (3.70%) Apple
8 1 (3.70%) EMC
8 1 (3.70%) EqualLogic
8 1 (3.70%) Symantec
8 1 (3.70%) Veeam