Period
to 20 November 2017

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 20 November 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.

Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM)
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 60 78 70
Rank change year-on-year +18 -8 +4
Contract jobs citing SCCM 30 19 43
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 2.25% 1.31% 2.05%
As % of the Systems Management category 20.13% 20.21% 23.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 17 27
Cheshire median daily rate £300 £475 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -36.84% +30.14% +12.31%
10th Percentile £270 £198 £120
90th Percentile £675 £575 £539
North West median daily rate £300 £350 £290
% change year-on-year -14.29% +20.69% +5.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 7
Cheshire median hourly rate £13.00 £13.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -23.53% -46.03%
10th Percentile £11.90 £13.00 £11.70
90th Percentile £20.10 £13.00 £36.00
North West median hourly rate £13.50 £14.52 £12.00
% change year-on-year -7.02% +21.00% -43.17%

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 149 94 183
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 11.18% 6.46% 8.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 66 126
Cheshire median daily rate £380 £425 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.59% -2.86% +42.28%
10th Percentile £263 £149 £221
90th Percentile £575 £550 £559
North West median daily rate £425 £400 £371
% change year-on-year +6.25% +7.74% +19.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 8
Cheshire median hourly rate £13.00 £13.00 £24.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -47.47% -21.43%
10th Percentile £11.90 £13.00 £11.78
90th Percentile £20.10 £13.00 £84.75
North West median hourly rate £19.00 £19.62 £12.00
% change year-on-year -3.14% +63.46% -37.76%

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 20 November 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 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 20 November 2017. 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
Warrington +26 14 £325 -35.00% 1
Chester +17 8 £300 +50.00%
Runcorn - 3 £300 -
Northwich - 2 - -
Macclesfield +4 1 - -
Lymm - 1 - -
SCCM
North West

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 (70.00%) Active Directory
2 20 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 20 (66.67%) Windows
3 12 (40.00%) Office 365
4 11 (36.67%) ITIL
5 10 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
6 9 (30.00%) Migration
6 9 (30.00%) Software Packaging
7 8 (26.67%) Microsoft App-V
7 8 (26.67%) Windows Server
8 7 (23.33%) Line Management
8 7 (23.33%) SC Cleared
8 7 (23.33%) Security Cleared
8 7 (23.33%) Windows 7
9 6 (20.00%) PowerShell
9 6 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (20.00%) VMware
9 6 (20.00%) MSI
9 6 (20.00%) Project Management
9 6 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
9 6 (20.00%) DHCP
9 6 (20.00%) DNS
9 6 (20.00%) Patch Management
9 6 (20.00%) Windows 10
10 5 (16.67%) Citrix
10 5 (16.67%) MCSA
10 5 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
10 5 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
10 5 (16.67%) WSUS
11 4 (13.33%) Local Government

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 4 (13.33%) MS Exchange
1 4 (13.33%) SharePoint
1 4 (13.33%) SharePoint 2010
2 3 (10.00%) Site Server
3 1 (3.33%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 10 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (3.33%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 12 (40.00%) Office 365
2 5 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (3.33%) PaaS
3 1 (3.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (20.00%) DHCP
1 6 (20.00%) DNS
2 3 (10.00%) LAN
3 1 (3.33%) Fibre Channel
3 1 (3.33%) Firewall
3 1 (3.33%) Skype
3 1 (3.33%) TCP/IP
3 1 (3.33%) VLAN
3 1 (3.33%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.33%) SQL Server
1 1 (3.33%) SQL Server 2000
1 1 (3.33%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (3.33%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (3.33%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (3.33%) SQL Server 2016
1 1 (3.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (3.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (20.00%) MSI
2 1 (3.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 4 (13.33%) Local Government
2 3 (10.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (23.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 5 (16.67%) Consultant
2 5 (16.67%) SCCM Engineer
3 4 (13.33%) 3rd Line Support
3 4 (13.33%) Architect
3 4 (13.33%) Infrastructure Support
3 4 (13.33%) Office 365 Architect
3 4 (13.33%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (13.33%) SharePoint Architect
3 4 (13.33%) Technical Architect
4 3 (10.00%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
4 3 (10.00%) Break Fix Engineer
4 3 (10.00%) Senior SCCM Engineer
4 3 (10.00%) Technical Consultant
5 2 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support
5 2 (6.67%) Administrator
5 2 (6.67%) Applications Consultant
5 2 (6.67%) IT Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Office 365 Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (30.00%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.33%) Management Information System
2 2 (6.67%) Data Centre
2 2 (6.67%) Mobile App
3 1 (3.33%) Blackberry
3 1 (3.33%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 20 (66.67%) Windows
2 8 (26.67%) Windows Server
3 7 (23.33%) Windows 7
4 6 (20.00%) Windows 10
4 6 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (6.67%) Apple iOS
6 2 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (3.33%) Windows 2000 Server
7 1 (3.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (36.67%) ITIL
2 9 (30.00%) Migration
3 7 (23.33%) Line Management
4 6 (20.00%) Patch Management
4 6 (20.00%) Project Management
5 4 (13.33%) Change Management
6 3 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (10.00%) Break/Fix
6 3 (10.00%) Customer Requirements
6 3 (10.00%) Network Management
6 3 (10.00%) Presales
6 3 (10.00%) Product Management
6 3 (10.00%) Service Management
6 3 (10.00%) Software Deployment
7 2 (6.67%) Application Virtualisation
7 2 (6.67%) Contract Management
7 2 (6.67%) SFIA
7 2 (6.67%) Software Distribution
7 2 (6.67%) Task Automation
7 2 (6.67%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (20.00%) PowerShell
2 2 (6.67%) VBScript
3 1 (3.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (23.33%) SC Cleared
1 7 (23.33%) Security Cleared
2 6 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (16.67%) MCSA
4 3 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (10.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 3 (10.00%) MCITP
5 2 (6.67%) CCDP
5 2 (6.67%) CCIE
5 2 (6.67%) CCNP
5 2 (6.67%) Chartered Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) CISM
5 2 (6.67%) CISSP
5 2 (6.67%) MCSE
5 2 (6.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (3.33%) CCNA
6 1 (3.33%) Degree
6 1 (3.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
System Software
1 21 (70.00%) Active Directory
2 8 (26.67%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (6.67%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (6.67%) vSphere
3 2 (6.67%) XenApp
3 2 (6.67%) XenDesktop
4 1 (3.33%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (3.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (16.67%) WSUS
2 3 (10.00%) Microsoft Intune
2 3 (10.00%) NetBackup
3 2 (6.67%) ThinApp
4 1 (3.33%) Failover Clustering
4 1 (3.33%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (3.33%) Perfmon
4 1 (3.33%) SCOM
4 1 (3.33%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 20 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 6 (20.00%) VMware
3 5 (16.67%) Citrix
4 3 (10.00%) Apple
5 2 (6.67%) Altiris
5 2 (6.67%) AppSense
5 2 (6.67%) Cisco
5 2 (6.67%) HP
6 1 (3.33%) Dell
6 1 (3.33%) EqualLogic
6 1 (3.33%) IBM
6 1 (3.33%) Meraki
6 1 (3.33%) Palo Alto