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 June 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
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 41 62 57
Rank change year-on-year +21 -5  
Contract jobs citing SCCM 17 20 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 2.66% 2.17% 1.79%
As % of the Systems Management category 20.73% 28.99% 19.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 17 12
Median daily rate £300 £435 £356
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -31.03% +22.10%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £223 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £352 £446 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £325 £310
% change year-on-year -7.69% +4.83%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Median hourly rate £15.25 - £13.75
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.45 - £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.05 - £14.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £21.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year -30.95% +16.66%  

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 82 69 92
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 12.81% 7.50% 9.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 47 61
Median daily rate £375 £425 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.76% -2.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £302 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £464 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +12.50% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 3
Median hourly rate £15.25 £21.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -27.38% +50.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.45 £21.00 £12.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.05 £21.00 £14.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £34.85 £20.19
% change year-on-year -49.78% +72.65%  

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 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 3 months to 23 June 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 +20 7 £306 -30.71% 1
Chester +15 6 £300 -18.91%
Runcorn - 5 £300 -
Northwich - 2 - -
SCCM
North West

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 24 (77.42%) Windows
2 23 (74.19%) Active Directory
3 20 (64.52%) Microsoft
4 12 (38.71%) Windows Server 2008
4 12 (38.71%) Windows Server
5 10 (32.26%) Office 365
5 10 (32.26%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (25.81%) VMware
6 8 (25.81%) Migration
7 7 (22.58%) SC Cleared
7 7 (22.58%) Security Cleared
7 7 (22.58%) Line Management
8 6 (19.35%) Patch Management
8 6 (19.35%) Microsoft Azure
8 6 (19.35%) Windows Server 2003
8 6 (19.35%) LAN
8 6 (19.35%) ITIL
8 6 (19.35%) SQL Server
9 5 (16.13%) Microsoft Office
9 5 (16.13%) Project Management
9 5 (16.13%) Service Management
9 5 (16.13%) VMware Infrastructure
9 5 (16.13%) PowerShell
9 5 (16.13%) Software Packaging
10 4 (12.90%) Software Deployment
10 4 (12.90%) Microsoft Intune
10 4 (12.90%) Data Centre
10 4 (12.90%) Presales
10 4 (12.90%) Customer Requirements
10 4 (12.90%) SCOM

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 3 (9.68%) IIS
1 3 (9.68%) MS Exchange
1 3 (9.68%) SharePoint
1 3 (9.68%) Site Server
1 3 (9.68%) Skype for Business
2 2 (6.45%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (3.23%) Apache
3 1 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (3.23%) Tomcat
Applications
1 5 (16.13%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 10 (32.26%) Office 365
2 6 (19.35%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (19.35%) LAN
2 4 (12.90%) DHCP
2 4 (12.90%) DNS
2 4 (12.90%) TCP/IP
2 4 (12.90%) WAN
3 3 (9.68%) VLAN
4 2 (6.45%) DMZ
4 2 (6.45%) Fibre Channel
4 2 (6.45%) FTP
4 2 (6.45%) SAN
4 2 (6.45%) Skype
5 1 (3.23%) Ethernet
5 1 (3.23%) HTTP
5 1 (3.23%) IPsec
5 1 (3.23%) Remote Desktop
5 1 (3.23%) Reverse Proxy
5 1 (3.23%) SSH
5 1 (3.23%) SSL
5 1 (3.23%) VPN
5 1 (3.23%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (19.35%) SQL Server
2 3 (9.68%) SQL Server 2000
2 3 (9.68%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (9.68%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (6.45%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (6.45%) SQL Server 2016
3 2 (6.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (6.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (3.23%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (9.68%) MSI
2 2 (6.45%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (3.23%) AdminStudio
General
1 3 (9.68%) Local Government
2 2 (6.45%) Finance
3 1 (3.23%) Advertising
3 1 (3.23%) Back Office
3 1 (3.23%) Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (32.26%) Consultant
2 5 (16.13%) SCCM Engineer
2 5 (16.13%) Technical Consultant
3 3 (9.68%) Administrator
3 3 (9.68%) Architect
4 2 (6.45%) Active Directory Consultant
4 2 (6.45%) Applications Consultant
4 2 (6.45%) Break Fix Engineer
4 2 (6.45%) DBA
4 2 (6.45%) Deployment Engineer
4 2 (6.45%) Desktop Support
4 2 (6.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (6.45%) Management Consultant
4 2 (6.45%) Microsoft Consultant
4 2 (6.45%) SCCM Consultant
4 2 (6.45%) Server Engineer
4 2 (6.45%) Software Deployment Engineer
4 2 (6.45%) SQL DBA
4 2 (6.45%) Technical Architect
4 2 (6.45%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (16.13%) Software Packaging
2 1 (3.23%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.90%) Data Centre
2 3 (9.68%) Clustering
3 2 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.23%) BYOD
4 1 (3.23%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (3.23%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (3.23%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.23%) Replication
4 1 (3.23%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 24 (77.42%) Windows
2 12 (38.71%) Windows Server
2 12 (38.71%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (32.26%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (19.35%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (9.68%) Apple iOS
5 3 (9.68%) Windows 10
6 2 (6.45%) Windows 2000 Server
7 1 (3.23%) Android
7 1 (3.23%) Windows 2000
7 1 (3.23%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (25.81%) Migration
2 7 (22.58%) Line Management
3 6 (19.35%) ITIL
3 6 (19.35%) Patch Management
4 5 (16.13%) Project Management
4 5 (16.13%) Service Management
5 4 (12.90%) Customer Requirements
5 4 (12.90%) Presales
5 4 (12.90%) Software Deployment
6 3 (9.68%) High Availability
6 3 (9.68%) Network Management
7 2 (6.45%) Application Virtualisation
7 2 (6.45%) Break/Fix
7 2 (6.45%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (6.45%) Performance Optimisation
7 2 (6.45%) PRINCE2
7 2 (6.45%) Root Cause Analysis
7 2 (6.45%) Server Monitoring
7 2 (6.45%) Software Distribution
7 2 (6.45%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 5 (16.13%) PowerShell
2 3 (9.68%) VBScript
3 2 (6.45%) SQL
4 1 (3.23%) C#
4 1 (3.23%) Java
4 1 (3.23%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 7 (22.58%) SC Cleared
1 7 (22.58%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.23%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.23%) QA
System Software
1 23 (74.19%) Active Directory
2 5 (16.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (9.68%) Microsoft App-V
3 3 (9.68%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (9.68%) vSphere
4 2 (6.45%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (6.45%) XenApp
5 1 (3.23%) BitLocker
5 1 (3.23%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 1 (3.23%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (12.90%) Microsoft Intune
1 4 (12.90%) SCOM
2 3 (9.68%) Failover Clustering
2 3 (9.68%) WSUS
3 2 (6.45%) Perfmon
3 2 (6.45%) SCOrch
3 2 (6.45%) ThinApp
4 1 (3.23%) DameWare
4 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (3.23%) NetBackup
4 1 (3.23%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (3.23%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 1 (3.23%) vCenter Server
4 1 (3.23%) vRealize
Vendors
1 20 (64.52%) Microsoft
2 8 (25.81%) VMware
3 4 (12.90%) Citrix
4 3 (9.68%) Apple
4 3 (9.68%) HP
5 2 (6.45%) Altiris
5 2 (6.45%) Dell
5 2 (6.45%) EqualLogic
5 2 (6.45%) Symantec
6 1 (3.23%) AppSense
6 1 (3.23%) Cisco
6 1 (3.23%) EMC
6 1 (3.23%) McAfee
6 1 (3.23%) NetApp
6 1 (3.23%) SolarWinds
6 1 (3.23%) Veeam