The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Chester 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 27 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.

Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM)
Cheshire / Chester
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 18 23 29
Rank change year-on-year +5 +6  
Contract jobs citing SCCM 4 8 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Chester 3.85% 5.30% 1.03%
As % of the Systems Management category 44.44% 42.11% 10.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 6 0
Median daily rate £360 £263 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +37.14% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £313 £320
% change year-on-year -4.00% -2.34%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 1
Median hourly rate £17.00 £35.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -51.42% +133.33%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year -5.71% +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 Chester with a requirement for systems management skills.

Systems Management Skills
Chester
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 9 19 19
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Chester 8.65% 12.58% 9.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 10 5
Median daily rate £295 £275 £419
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.27% -34.32%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £249 £373
10% offered a daily rate of more than £423 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 1
Median hourly rate £15.50 £35.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -55.71% +133.33%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year -15.55% +9.75%  

SCCM
Job Vacancy Trend in Chester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Chester 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 Chester

SCCM
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Chester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SCCM in Chester.

Contractor daily rate trend for SCCM in Chester

SCCM
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SCCM in Chester.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SCCM in Chester

SCCM
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 27 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 Chester region with a requirement for SCCM.

1 6 (85.71%) Windows
2 5 (71.43%) Active Directory
3 4 (57.14%) Microsoft
4 3 (42.86%) Windows 7
4 3 (42.86%) Application Packaging
5 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (28.57%) Windows Server
5 2 (28.57%) Sysprep
5 2 (28.57%) Windows 10
5 2 (28.57%) HP
5 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (28.57%) MSI
6 1 (14.29%) Back Office
6 1 (14.29%) DameWare
6 1 (14.29%) Migration
6 1 (14.29%) VMware
6 1 (14.29%) Clustering
6 1 (14.29%) AppSense
6 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (14.29%) Data Analysis
6 1 (14.29%) Local Government
6 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (14.29%) Smartphone
6 1 (14.29%) Incident Management
6 1 (14.29%) VLAN
6 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (14.29%) Intel Security
6 1 (14.29%) Citrix
6 1 (14.29%) SQL

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Chester 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 1 (14.29%) MS Exchange
1 1 (14.29%) SharePoint
1 1 (14.29%) Skype for Business
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) Fibre Channel
1 1 (14.29%) LAN
1 1 (14.29%) Remote Desktop
1 1 (14.29%) SSL
1 1 (14.29%) TCP/IP
1 1 (14.29%) VLAN
1 1 (14.29%) VPN
1 1 (14.29%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2000
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2016
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (28.57%) MSI
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 1 (14.29%) Back Office
1 1 (14.29%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) SCCM Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Administrator
2 1 (14.29%) Data Centre Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) DBA
2 1 (14.29%) Design Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Desktop Support
2 1 (14.29%) Implementation Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) IT Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Senior Server Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Server Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) SQL DBA
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Clustering
1 1 (14.29%) Data Centre
1 1 (14.29%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 6 (85.71%) Windows
2 3 (42.86%) Windows 7
3 2 (28.57%) Windows 10
3 2 (28.57%) Windows Server
3 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (14.29%) Android
4 1 (14.29%) Apple iOS
4 1 (14.29%) Windows 2000
4 1 (14.29%) Windows 2000 Server
4 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Application Packaging
2 1 (14.29%) Data Analysis
2 1 (14.29%) Data Migration
2 1 (14.29%) Database Tuning
2 1 (14.29%) High Availability
2 1 (14.29%) Incident Management
2 1 (14.29%) ITIL
2 1 (14.29%) Migration
2 1 (14.29%) Mobile Device Management
2 1 (14.29%) Multi-Factor Authentication
2 1 (14.29%) Performance Optimisation
2 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2
2 1 (14.29%) Server Monitoring
2 1 (14.29%) Time Management
2 1 (14.29%) Two-Factor Authentication
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) SQL
System Software
1 5 (71.43%) Active Directory
2 1 (14.29%) BitLocker
2 1 (14.29%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (14.29%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (28.57%) Sysprep
2 1 (14.29%) DameWare
2 1 (14.29%) Failover Clustering
2 1 (14.29%) Perfmon
2 1 (14.29%) SCOM
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) Microsoft
2 2 (28.57%) HP
3 1 (14.29%) AppSense
3 1 (14.29%) Citrix
3 1 (14.29%) EqualLogic
3 1 (14.29%) Intel Security
3 1 (14.29%) VMware