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 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)
Cheshire / Chester
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 20 36 30
Rank change year-on-year +16 -6  
Contract jobs citing SCCM 6 6 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Chester 4.32% 2.70% 2.39%
As % of the Systems Management category 28.57% 40.00% 15.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 6 2
Median daily rate £300 £370 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.91% +64.44%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £323 £310
% change year-on-year -6.97% +4.03%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £12.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £21.00 £19.84
% change year-on-year -30.95% +5.83%  

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 21 15 32
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Chester 15.11% 6.76% 15.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 12 21
Median daily rate £301 £435 £427
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -30.91% +1.87%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £211 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +12.50% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Median hourly rate - £21.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +68.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £33.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year -46.96% +60.97%  

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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SCCM in Chester.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SCCM in Chester

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

1 10 (100.00%) Windows
2 8 (80.00%) Active Directory
2 8 (80.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 8 (80.00%) Windows Server
3 7 (70.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (50.00%) Office 365
4 5 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (50.00%) Project Management
4 5 (50.00%) Service Management
5 4 (40.00%) Microsoft Intune
5 4 (40.00%) Line Management
5 4 (40.00%) Presales
5 4 (40.00%) Customer Requirements
6 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
6 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (20.00%) SQL Server 2000
7 2 (20.00%) HP
7 2 (20.00%) LAN
7 2 (20.00%) WAN
7 2 (20.00%) TCP/IP
7 2 (20.00%) SQL
7 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
7 2 (20.00%) VMware
7 2 (20.00%) Clustering
7 2 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (20.00%) Performance Optimisation
7 2 (20.00%) SQL Server 2016
7 2 (20.00%) Perfmon
7 2 (20.00%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure

SCCM
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 (10.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (10.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (10.00%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 5 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 5 (50.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (20.00%) Fibre Channel
1 2 (20.00%) LAN
1 2 (20.00%) TCP/IP
1 2 (20.00%) VLAN
1 2 (20.00%) WAN
2 1 (10.00%) Remote Desktop
2 1 (10.00%) SSL
2 1 (10.00%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (20.00%) SQL Server 2000
1 2 (20.00%) SQL Server 2005
1 2 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (20.00%) SQL Server 2012
1 2 (20.00%) SQL Server 2016
1 2 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 2 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (20.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 2 (20.00%) Local Government
2 1 (10.00%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Consultant
1 5 (50.00%) Technical Consultant
2 2 (20.00%) Administrator
2 2 (20.00%) DBA
2 2 (20.00%) Desktop Support
2 2 (20.00%) SQL DBA
3 1 (10.00%) Data Centre Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Server Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Server Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Clustering
2 1 (10.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (10.00%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 10 (100.00%) Windows
2 8 (80.00%) Windows Server
2 8 (80.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (70.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (20.00%) Windows 2000 Server
6 1 (10.00%) Android
6 1 (10.00%) Apple iOS
6 1 (10.00%) Windows 2000
6 1 (10.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) Project Management
1 5 (50.00%) Service Management
2 4 (40.00%) Customer Requirements
2 4 (40.00%) Line Management
2 4 (40.00%) Presales
3 2 (20.00%) Database Tuning
3 2 (20.00%) High Availability
3 2 (20.00%) Performance Optimisation
3 2 (20.00%) Server Monitoring
4 1 (10.00%) Data Analysis
4 1 (10.00%) Data Migration
4 1 (10.00%) Incident Management
4 1 (10.00%) ITIL
4 1 (10.00%) Migration
4 1 (10.00%) Mobile Device Management
4 1 (10.00%) Multi-Factor Authentication
4 1 (10.00%) PRINCE2
4 1 (10.00%) Time Management
4 1 (10.00%) Two-Factor Authentication
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) SQL
System Software
1 8 (80.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (20.00%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (20.00%) vSphere
3 1 (10.00%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 4 (40.00%) Microsoft Intune
2 2 (20.00%) Failover Clustering
2 2 (20.00%) Perfmon
2 2 (20.00%) SCOM
3 1 (10.00%) DameWare
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (20.00%) EqualLogic
2 2 (20.00%) HP
2 2 (20.00%) VMware
3 1 (10.00%) AppSense
3 1 (10.00%) Citrix
3 1 (10.00%) McAfee