Period
to 17 January 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 17 January 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
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 67 62 69
Rank change year-on-year -5 +7 +7
Contract jobs citing SCCM 21 29 38
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 1.68% 2.23% 1.87%
As % of the Systems Management category 14.58% 27.36% 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 24 23
Cheshire median daily rate £475 £433 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.83% +49.14% -25.16%
10th Percentile £280 £186 £120
90th Percentile £675 £568 £546
North West median daily rate £323 £375 £283
% change year-on-year -14.00% +32.74% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 8
Cheshire median hourly rate £21.00 £15.00 £33.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.00% -55.56% +7.14%
10th Percentile £12.10 £13.40 £15.50
90th Percentile £33.75 £22.00 £37.50
North West median hourly rate £16.50 £14.75 £12.00
% change year-on-year +11.86% +22.92% -44.78%

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 144 106 152
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 11.55% 8.14% 7.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 68 108
Cheshire median daily rate £483 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.63% -5.88% +17.24%
10th Percentile £280 £130 £250
90th Percentile £628 £550 £550
North West median daily rate £433 £400 £383
% change year-on-year +8.13% +4.58% +17.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 9
Cheshire median hourly rate £21.00 £18.75 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.00% -46.43% +11.01%
10th Percentile £12.10 £14.00 £16.00
90th Percentile £33.75 £21.88 £69.00
North West median hourly rate £15.69 £18.00 £13.75
% change year-on-year -12.83% +30.91% -37.50%

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 17 January 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Cheshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing SCCM in Cheshire over the 6 months to 17 January 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 17 January 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
Warrington +8 11 £475 +1.60% 3
Chester +12 6 £280 +40.00% 1
Macclesfield +5 1 - - 1
Lymm - 1 - -
SCCM
North West

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, 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 17 (80.95%) Microsoft
2 16 (76.19%) Active Directory
3 12 (57.14%) Windows
4 11 (52.38%) ITIL
5 9 (42.86%) Citrix
5 9 (42.86%) VMware
6 8 (38.10%) DHCP
6 8 (38.10%) Windows 7
7 7 (33.33%) Office 365
8 6 (28.57%) Windows 10
8 6 (28.57%) DNS
8 6 (28.57%) Microsoft Office
8 6 (28.57%) Microsoft Certification
9 5 (23.81%) Migration
9 5 (23.81%) Cisco Certification
9 5 (23.81%) MCSA
9 5 (23.81%) Windows Server
9 5 (23.81%) Local Government
10 4 (19.05%) Microsoft Azure
10 4 (19.05%) XenApp
10 4 (19.05%) Data Centre
10 4 (19.05%) Cisco
10 4 (19.05%) MS Exchange
10 4 (19.05%) Microsoft App-V
11 3 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
11 3 (14.29%) NetBackup
11 3 (14.29%) Management Information System
11 3 (14.29%) Finance
11 3 (14.29%) Project Management
11 3 (14.29%) CCNA

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 (19.05%) MS Exchange
2 2 (9.52%) IIS
2 2 (9.52%) SharePoint
2 2 (9.52%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (4.76%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 6 (28.57%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (4.76%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 7 (33.33%) Office 365
2 4 (19.05%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (4.76%) PaaS
3 1 (4.76%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (38.10%) DHCP
2 6 (28.57%) DNS
3 2 (9.52%) Cisco Nexus
3 2 (9.52%) EIGRP
3 2 (9.52%) LAN
3 2 (9.52%) MPLS
3 2 (9.52%) VLAN
3 2 (9.52%) WAN
4 1 (4.76%) Firewall
4 1 (4.76%) Skype
Development Applications
1 2 (9.52%) MSI
1 2 (9.52%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 5 (23.81%) Local Government
2 3 (14.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (28.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 4 (19.05%) 3rd Line Support
2 4 (19.05%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (14.29%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
3 3 (14.29%) Desktop Engineer
3 3 (14.29%) Desktop Support
3 3 (14.29%) Infrastructure Support
3 3 (14.29%) IT Engineer
3 3 (14.29%) SCCM Engineer
3 3 (14.29%) Senior SCCM Engineer
3 3 (14.29%) Systems Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Junior
4 2 (9.52%) Junior Desktop Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Junior IT Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Network Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Office 365 Architect
4 2 (9.52%) Office 365 Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) SharePoint Architect
4 2 (9.52%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.52%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 4 (19.05%) Data Centre
2 3 (14.29%) Management Information System
3 2 (9.52%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 12 (57.14%) Windows
2 8 (38.10%) Windows 7
3 6 (28.57%) Windows 10
4 5 (23.81%) Windows Server
5 3 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (9.52%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (4.76%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (52.38%) ITIL
2 5 (23.81%) Migration
3 3 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (14.29%) Product Management
3 3 (14.29%) Project Management
4 2 (9.52%) Change Management
4 2 (9.52%) Contract Management
4 2 (9.52%) Data Management
4 2 (9.52%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (9.52%) ITSM
4 2 (9.52%) Mentoring
4 2 (9.52%) Network Design
4 2 (9.52%) PRINCE2
4 2 (9.52%) SFIA
4 2 (9.52%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (9.52%) Time Management
5 1 (4.76%) Break/Fix
5 1 (4.76%) Data Loss Prevention
5 1 (4.76%) Infrastructure Management
5 1 (4.76%) IT Strategy
Programming Languages
1 2 (9.52%) PowerShell
1 2 (9.52%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (28.57%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (23.81%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (23.81%) MCSA
3 3 (14.29%) CCNA
3 3 (14.29%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 3 (14.29%) MCITP
4 2 (9.52%) CCDP
4 2 (9.52%) CCIE
4 2 (9.52%) CCNP
4 2 (9.52%) Chartered Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) CISM
4 2 (9.52%) CISSP
4 2 (9.52%) MCSE
4 2 (9.52%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (4.76%) Degree
5 1 (4.76%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (4.76%) SC Cleared
5 1 (4.76%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.52%) GDPR
System Software
1 16 (76.19%) Active Directory
2 4 (19.05%) Microsoft App-V
2 4 (19.05%) XenApp
3 2 (9.52%) XenDesktop
4 1 (4.76%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (4.76%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (14.29%) NetBackup
1 3 (14.29%) WSUS
2 2 (9.52%) SCOM
3 1 (4.76%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 17 (80.95%) Microsoft
2 9 (42.86%) Citrix
2 9 (42.86%) VMware
3 4 (19.05%) Cisco
4 2 (9.52%) HP
4 2 (9.52%) Ivanti
5 1 (4.76%) Apple
5 1 (4.76%) Dell
5 1 (4.76%) IBM
5 1 (4.76%) Meraki
5 1 (4.76%) Palo Alto