Period
to 19 July 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 19 July 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
19 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 49 61 61
Rank change year-on-year +12 0 +27
Contract jobs citing SCCM 47 30 62
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 3.46% 2.43% 3.31%
As % of the Systems Management category 22.93% 21.74% 32.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 31 34
Cheshire median daily rate £280 £300 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.67% -29.41% +30.77%
10th Percentile £213 £263 £225
90th Percentile £388 £360 £475
North West median daily rate £325 £300 £375
% change year-on-year +8.33% -20.00% +20.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 3
Cheshire median hourly rate £13.00 £13.50 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.70% +3.85% -13.33%
North West median hourly rate £15.00 £12.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +25.00% -40.00% +33.33%

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 205 138 189
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 15.08% 11.17% 10.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 108 104
Cheshire median daily rate £380 £361 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.19% -15.00% -2.86%
10th Percentile £250 £263 £263
90th Percentile £538 £550 £557
North West median daily rate £450 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +7.14% +5.00% +8.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 4 5
Cheshire median hourly rate £20.00 £13.50 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +48.15% +3.85% -26.10%
North West median hourly rate £17.50 £40.00 £20.73
% change year-on-year -56.25% +92.96% +48.07%

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 19 July 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 19 July 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
Chester -3 7 £280 -6.67%
Warrington -4 7 £275 -8.33% 1
Knutsford - 6 £350 -
Macclesfield - 3 - - 1
Crewe - 3 £118 -
Wilmslow - 2 £325 -
Nantwich - 1 £118 -
SCCM
North West

For the 6 months to 19 July 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 42 (89.36%) Windows
2 28 (59.57%) Citrix
3 27 (57.45%) Active Directory
4 26 (55.32%) Windows Server
5 24 (51.06%) Microsoft
6 23 (48.94%) XenApp
7 21 (44.68%) VMware
8 19 (40.43%) VMware Infrastructure
8 19 (40.43%) SQL Server
8 19 (40.43%) Migration
9 18 (38.30%) Windows Server 2012
10 16 (34.04%) Office 365
10 16 (34.04%) Windows Server 2003
10 16 (34.04%) PowerShell
10 16 (34.04%) Windows Server 2008
11 14 (29.79%) SCOM
11 14 (29.79%) MS Exchange
11 14 (29.79%) LAN
11 14 (29.79%) Skype for Business
12 13 (27.66%) Software Deployment
12 13 (27.66%) SAN
12 13 (27.66%) VMware ESXi
13 12 (25.53%) WAN
14 11 (23.40%) IIS
14 11 (23.40%) SQL
14 11 (23.40%) ITIL
14 11 (23.40%) Local Government
14 11 (23.40%) PKI
14 11 (23.40%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 11 (23.40%) Data Centre

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 14 (29.79%) MS Exchange
1 14 (29.79%) Skype for Business
2 11 (23.40%) IIS
3 8 (17.02%) Exchange Server 2003
4 4 (8.51%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (8.51%) Exchange Server 2013
4 4 (8.51%) SharePoint
5 3 (6.38%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (4.26%) Site Server
7 1 (2.13%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 4 (8.51%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (6.38%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 16 (34.04%) Office 365
2 4 (8.51%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (6.38%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (2.13%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 14 (29.79%) LAN
2 13 (27.66%) SAN
3 12 (25.53%) WAN
4 10 (21.28%) IPsec
5 9 (19.15%) TCP/IP
6 8 (17.02%) DMZ
7 7 (14.89%) Ethernet
7 7 (14.89%) NAS
8 3 (6.38%) Reverse Proxy
8 3 (6.38%) Skype
9 1 (2.13%) DNS
9 1 (2.13%) Firewall
9 1 (2.13%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (40.43%) SQL Server
2 4 (8.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 9 (19.15%) MSI
2 2 (4.26%) AdminStudio
General
1 11 (23.40%) Local Government
2 10 (21.28%) Finance
3 4 (8.51%) Back Office
4 1 (2.13%) Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (23.40%) Server Engineer
1 11 (23.40%) Support Engineer
2 9 (19.15%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 8 (17.02%) Desktop Support
4 6 (12.77%) Desktop Engineer
5 5 (10.64%) SCCM Engineer
6 4 (8.51%) Infrastructure Support
7 3 (6.38%) Consultant
7 3 (6.38%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 3 (6.38%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
7 3 (6.38%) SCCM Specialist
7 3 (6.38%) Storage Engineer
7 3 (6.38%) Windows Engineer
8 2 (4.26%) Administrator
8 2 (4.26%) Applications Specialist
8 2 (4.26%) Chief Technology Officer
8 2 (4.26%) Deployment Engineer
8 2 (4.26%) Service Analyst
8 2 (4.26%) Service Desk Analyst
8 2 (4.26%) Wintel Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.26%) Software Packaging
2 1 (2.13%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 11 (23.40%) Data Centre
1 11 (23.40%) PKI
2 10 (21.28%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (6.38%) Clustering
3 3 (6.38%) Hybrid Cloud
4 2 (4.26%) EMC VNX
5 1 (2.13%) BYOD
5 1 (2.13%) Fat Client
5 1 (2.13%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 42 (89.36%) Windows
2 26 (55.32%) Windows Server
3 18 (38.30%) Windows Server 2012
4 16 (34.04%) Windows Server 2003
4 16 (34.04%) Windows Server 2008
5 11 (23.40%) Windows 10
6 8 (17.02%) Windows 7
7 3 (6.38%) Apple iOS
7 3 (6.38%) Mac OS
8 2 (4.26%) Windows 8
8 2 (4.26%) Windows Vista
9 1 (2.13%) AIX
9 1 (2.13%) Linux
9 1 (2.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (2.13%) Solaris
9 1 (2.13%) Unix
9 1 (2.13%) Windows 2000
9 1 (2.13%) Windows Embedded Compact
9 1 (2.13%) Windows NT
9 1 (2.13%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (40.43%) Migration
2 13 (27.66%) Software Deployment
3 11 (23.40%) ITIL
4 10 (21.28%) Time Management
5 9 (19.15%) Asset Management
6 8 (17.02%) Server Building
6 8 (17.02%) Software Distribution
7 7 (14.89%) Capacity Planning
7 7 (14.89%) Configuration Management
8 6 (12.77%) Deployment Automation
8 6 (12.77%) Problem-Solving
9 5 (10.64%) Application Packaging
10 4 (8.51%) High Availability
10 4 (8.51%) Problem Management
10 4 (8.51%) Root Cause Analysis
11 3 (6.38%) Business Continuity
11 3 (6.38%) Patch Management
11 3 (6.38%) PRINCE2
12 2 (4.26%) Information Security
12 2 (4.26%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (34.04%) PowerShell
2 11 (23.40%) SQL
3 6 (12.77%) VBScript
4 4 (8.51%) T-SQL
5 3 (6.38%) VB
Qualifications
1 5 (10.64%) Security Cleared
2 4 (8.51%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.13%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (14.89%) SLA
System Software
1 27 (57.45%) Active Directory
2 23 (48.94%) XenApp
3 19 (40.43%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (27.66%) VMware ESXi
5 11 (23.40%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 9 (19.15%) Microsoft App-V
7 5 (10.64%) Virtual Machines
7 5 (10.64%) vSphere
8 3 (6.38%) Hyper-V
8 3 (6.38%) VMware Workstation
9 2 (4.26%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 2 (4.26%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (2.13%) Virtual Desktop
10 1 (2.13%) VMware Server
10 1 (2.13%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 14 (29.79%) SCOM
2 7 (14.89%) Norton AntiVirus
3 6 (12.77%) McAfee ePO
4 4 (8.51%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 4 (8.51%) WSUS
5 3 (6.38%) HP SIM
5 3 (6.38%) Microsoft Clustering
5 3 (6.38%) SmoothWall
5 3 (6.38%) vCenter Server
6 2 (4.26%) ThinApp
6 2 (4.26%) vMotion
7 1 (2.13%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 28 (59.57%) Citrix
2 24 (51.06%) Microsoft
3 21 (44.68%) VMware
4 10 (21.28%) HP
5 7 (14.89%) Symantec
6 6 (12.77%) McAfee
7 5 (10.64%) Altiris
7 5 (10.64%) Cisco
8 3 (6.38%) Apple
8 3 (6.38%) Avaya
8 3 (6.38%) EMC
9 2 (4.26%) Ivanti
10 1 (2.13%) Hitachi
10 1 (2.13%) IBM
10 1 (2.13%) Palo Alto
10 1 (2.13%) Red Hat
10 1 (2.13%) ServiceNow
10 1 (2.13%) Sun