The table below looks at the statistics for SCCM skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SCCM over the 3 months to 27 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM)
Rank 171 182 138
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -44
Contract jobs citing SCCM 755 708 836
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.52% 1.36% 1.61%
As % of the Systems Management category 14.08% 16.11% 18.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 443 443 477
Median daily rate £325 £320 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.56% -7.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £169 £150 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £475 £483
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
- -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 70 67
Median hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -11.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.58 £11.50 £11.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £25.00 £25.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £13.73 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+20.19% -21.55%
SCCM
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Systems Management category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Systems Management Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
5361 4394 4435
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 10.78% 8.45% 8.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 3411 2734 2644
Median daily rate £460 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.23% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 114 157 178
Median hourly rate £22.50 £19.52 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.29% -11.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £11.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.28 £43.04 £46.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.50 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+17.50% -11.11%

SCCM
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England region citing SCCM as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Systems Management category.

SCCM Jobs Demand Trend in England

SCCM
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SCCM across the England region.

SCCM Daily Rate Trend in England

SCCM
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SCCM across the England region over the 3 months to 27 September 2016.

SCCM Daily Rate Histogram in England

SCCM
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

SCCM Hourly Rate Trend in England

SCCM
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SCCM across the England region over the 3 months to 27 September 2016.

SCCM Hourly Rate Histogram in England

SCCM
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SCCM within the England region over the 3 months to 27 September 2016. 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
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statistics and trends)
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
London +24 286 £400 +24.03% 32
South East -33 126 £325 - 23
East of England +1 63 £230 -29.23% 14
North West +17 61 £325 +22.64% 11
West Midlands +1 57 £360 +2.71% 8
South West +23 54 £300 -7.69% 5
Yorkshire +16 54 £290 +0.86% 12
North East +2 33 £330 +65.00% 2
East Midlands -7 19 £298 +32.22% 8
SCCM
UK

SCCM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 September 2016, 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 England region with a requirement for SCCM.

1 1273 (78.24%) Windows
2 999 (61.40%) Active Directory
3 814 (50.03%) Microsoft
4 545 (33.50%) VMware
5 493 (30.30%) Windows Server
6 443 (27.23%) Windows 7
7 403 (24.77%) Citrix
8 397 (24.40%) ITIL
9 365 (22.43%) PowerShell
10 363 (22.31%) Windows Server 2008
11 334 (20.53%) SCOM
12 318 (19.55%) Windows Server 2012
13 305 (18.75%) VMware Infrastructure
14 302 (18.56%) Windows 10
15 288 (17.70%) DNS
16 287 (17.64%) Office 365
17 266 (16.35%) MS Exchange
18 265 (16.29%) Security Cleared
19 260 (15.98%) MS Excel
20 244 (15.00%) DHCP
21 237 (14.57%) XenApp
22 231 (14.20%) MS Office
23 219 (13.46%) SQL
24 201 (12.35%) Hyper-V
25 195 (11.99%) Microsoft App-V
26 184 (11.31%) Linux
27 180 (11.06%) Windows Server 2003
28 177 (10.88%) Finance
29 175 (10.76%) Microsoft Certification
29 175 (10.76%) SC Cleared

SCCM
Top Related IT Skills in England 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
1 266 (16.35%) MS Exchange
2 136 (8.36%) Exchange Server 2010
3 131 (8.05%) Skype for Business
4 120 (7.38%) SharePoint
5 69 (4.24%) IIS
6 57 (3.50%) Exchange Server 2013
7 34 (2.09%) Exchange Server 2007
8 32 (1.97%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 27 (1.66%) SharePoint 2013
10 19 (1.17%) Mule
11 16 (0.98%) Exchange Server 2003
11 16 (0.98%) SharePoint 2010
11 16 (0.98%) WebSphere
12 15 (0.92%) OpenStack
13 10 (0.61%) IBM Notes
14 9 (0.55%) Tomcat
15 8 (0.49%) Elasticsearch
16 7 (0.43%) BizTalk Server
16 7 (0.43%) WebLogic
17 6 (0.37%) Apache
Applications
1 260 (15.98%) MS Excel
2 231 (14.20%) MS Office
3 25 (1.54%) MS Visio
4 22 (1.35%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (0.31%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.061%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.061%) MS Project
6 1 (0.061%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (0.55%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.12%) assyst
3 2 (0.12%) Eagle PACE
3 2 (0.12%) LatentZero
3 2 (0.12%) Markit EDM
3 2 (0.12%) OpenText MBPM
3 2 (0.12%) thinkFolio
4 1 (0.061%) CODA-Financials
4 1 (0.061%) Cognos Planning
4 1 (0.061%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.061%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 287 (17.64%) Office 365
2 154 (9.47%) Microsoft Azure
3 80 (4.92%) Amazon AWS
4 33 (2.03%) IaaS
5 30 (1.84%) Azure Active Directory
6 20 (1.23%) SaaS
7 19 (1.17%) Google Apps
8 18 (1.11%) PaaS
9 13 (0.80%) OneDrive
10 10 (0.61%) Mimecast
11 9 (0.55%) Cloud Computing
12 4 (0.25%) Trello
13 3 (0.18%) Google Cloud Platform
14 2 (0.12%) iTunes
15 1 (0.061%) Amazon EC2
15 1 (0.061%) Amazon ELB
15 1 (0.061%) AWS Lambda
15 1 (0.061%) CloudFront
15 1 (0.061%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 1 (0.061%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 288 (17.70%) DNS
2 244 (15.00%) DHCP
3 138 (8.48%) SAN
4 137 (8.42%) LAN
5 131 (8.05%) WAN
6 107 (6.58%) Firewall
7 88 (5.41%) TCP/IP
8 84 (5.16%) VPN
9 61 (3.75%) Skype
10 57 (3.50%) Internet
11 50 (3.07%) Wi-Fi
12 43 (2.64%) Wireless
13 42 (2.58%) VLAN
14 34 (2.09%) Remote Desktop
15 33 (2.03%) NetScaler
15 33 (2.03%) VoIP
16 29 (1.78%) NAS
17 28 (1.72%) LDAP
18 26 (1.60%) IP Telephony
18 26 (1.60%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 157 (9.65%) SQL Server
2 34 (2.09%) SQL Server 2012
3 33 (2.03%) SQL Server 2008
4 28 (1.72%) MySQL
5 17 (1.04%) SQL Server 2014
6 14 (0.86%) SQL Server 2005
7 13 (0.80%) Amazon RDS
8 12 (0.74%) Azure SQL Database
9 11 (0.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 10 (0.61%) Oracle Database
10 10 (0.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 8 (0.49%) NoSQL
12 7 (0.43%) Oracle Database 12c
13 6 (0.37%) Data Warehouse
13 6 (0.37%) DB2
13 6 (0.37%) Ingres
13 6 (0.37%) MongoDB
14 4 (0.25%) OLTP
14 4 (0.25%) PostgreSQL
14 4 (0.25%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 81 (4.98%) MSI
2 20 (1.23%) JIRA
3 19 (1.17%) Git (software)
4 14 (0.86%) InstallShield
5 12 (0.74%) AdminStudio
5 12 (0.74%) Jenkins
6 9 (0.55%) Visual Studio
7 7 (0.43%) TeamCity
7 7 (0.43%) WinDbg
8 6 (0.37%) Octopus Deploy
9 5 (0.31%) Subversion
10 4 (0.25%) Vagrant
11 3 (0.18%) Ant
11 3 (0.18%) Hudson
11 3 (0.18%) Maven
11 3 (0.18%) StarTeam
12 2 (0.12%) ClearCase
12 2 (0.12%) Gerrit
12 2 (0.12%) Mercurial
12 2 (0.12%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 177 (10.88%) Finance
2 61 (3.75%) Banking
3 38 (2.34%) Back Office
4 30 (1.84%) Legal
5 26 (1.60%) Retail
6 25 (1.54%) Financial Institution
7 18 (1.11%) Law
7 18 (1.11%) Local Government
7 18 (1.11%) Telecoms
8 15 (0.92%) Manufacturing
9 14 (0.86%) Publishing
10 8 (0.49%) French Language
11 7 (0.43%) Military
12 6 (0.37%) Advertising
12 6 (0.37%) Games
12 6 (0.37%) Marketing
12 6 (0.37%) Spanish Language
13 4 (0.25%) German Language
13 4 (0.25%) Portuguese Language
14 3 (0.18%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 209 (12.85%) Architect
2 200 (12.29%) Analyst
3 165 (10.14%) Support Engineer
4 147 (9.04%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 144 (8.85%) Desktop Support
5 144 (8.85%) Windows Engineer
6 140 (8.60%) Desktop Engineer
7 126 (7.74%) SCCM Engineer
8 107 (6.58%) Consultant
9 106 (6.52%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 102 (6.27%) 3rd Line Support
11 82 (5.04%) 2nd Line Support
12 80 (4.92%) Administrator
13 73 (4.49%) Support Analyst
14 71 (4.36%) Desktop Support Engineer
15 64 (3.93%) Infrastructure Architect
16 55 (3.38%) Systems Administrator
17 54 (3.32%) Service Analyst
18 52 (3.20%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
18 52 (3.20%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (1.60%) .NET
2 25 (1.54%) XML
3 17 (1.04%) Software Packaging
4 14 (0.86%) Regular Expression
5 13 (0.80%) Middleware
6 12 (0.74%) SAML
7 9 (0.55%) RESTful
8 8 (0.49%) .NET Framework
8 8 (0.49%) Web Services
9 7 (0.43%) HTML
9 7 (0.43%) JSON
9 7 (0.43%) REST
10 5 (0.31%) ELK Stack
11 4 (0.25%) 802.1X
11 4 (0.25%) ASP.NET
11 4 (0.25%) DCOM
11 4 (0.25%) ODBC
11 4 (0.25%) XMPP
12 3 (0.18%) CSS
12 3 (0.18%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 106 (6.52%) Data Centre
2 72 (4.43%) Analytical Skills
3 61 (3.75%) Blackberry
4 54 (3.32%) Computer Science
5 53 (3.26%) Enterprise Software
6 49 (3.01%) PKI
7 40 (2.46%) Clustering
7 40 (2.46%) Smartphone
8 39 (2.40%) Fat Client
8 39 (2.40%) Thin Client
9 30 (1.84%) Client/Server
10 29 (1.78%) Management Information System
11 27 (1.66%) CMDB
12 25 (1.54%) BYOD
13 22 (1.35%) Replication
14 19 (1.17%) Device Driver
15 18 (1.11%) Hedge funds
15 18 (1.11%) iPhone
16 17 (1.04%) Mobile App
17 14 (0.86%) VCE vBlock
Operating Systems
1 1273 (78.24%) Windows
2 493 (30.30%) Windows Server
3 443 (27.23%) Windows 7
4 363 (22.31%) Windows Server 2008
5 318 (19.55%) Windows Server 2012
6 302 (18.56%) Windows 10
7 184 (11.31%) Linux
8 180 (11.06%) Windows Server 2003
9 127 (7.81%) Windows 8
10 75 (4.61%) Windows XP
11 67 (4.12%) Mac OS X
12 58 (3.56%) Unix
13 38 (2.34%) Android
13 38 (2.34%) Apple iOS
14 36 (2.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 21 (1.29%) Solaris
16 20 (1.23%) CentOS
17 18 (1.11%) VMS
18 16 (0.98%) Mac OS
19 15 (0.92%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 397 (24.40%) ITIL
2 172 (10.57%) Migration
3 98 (6.02%) Software Delivery
4 75 (4.61%) Service Management
5 74 (4.55%) Service Delivery
6 73 (4.49%) Configuration Management
7 72 (4.43%) Patch Management
8 67 (4.12%) Software Deployment
9 66 (4.06%) Application Packaging
10 61 (3.75%) Software Distribution
11 57 (3.50%) DevOps
11 57 (3.50%) Project Management
12 56 (3.44%) Agile Software Development
12 56 (3.44%) Disaster Recovery
13 49 (3.01%) Problem Management
14 45 (2.77%) Change Management
15 42 (2.58%) Incident Management
15 42 (2.58%) Release Management
16 41 (2.52%) ITIL V3
17 40 (2.46%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 365 (22.43%) PowerShell
2 219 (13.46%) SQL
3 101 (6.21%) VBScript
4 72 (4.43%) VB
5 39 (2.40%) Python
6 38 (2.34%) Java
7 34 (2.09%) T-SQL
8 28 (1.72%) Ruby
9 25 (1.54%) Bash Shell
10 22 (1.35%) JavaScript
11 16 (0.98%) PHP
12 15 (0.92%) Shell Script
13 13 (0.80%) C#
13 13 (0.80%) Perl
14 8 (0.49%) C
15 3 (0.18%) C++
15 3 (0.18%) VBA
16 2 (0.12%) C++/CLI
17 1 (0.061%) R
Qualifications
1 265 (16.29%) Security Cleared
2 175 (10.76%) Microsoft Certification
2 175 (10.76%) SC Cleared
3 111 (6.82%) MCSE
4 71 (4.36%) Degree
5 67 (4.12%) MCP
6 50 (3.07%) BPSS Clearance
6 50 (3.07%) Cisco Certification
7 49 (3.01%) DV Cleared
8 46 (2.83%) ITIL Certification
9 41 (2.52%) MCSA
10 38 (2.34%) CCNA
10 38 (2.34%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 34 (2.09%) CISSP
12 31 (1.91%) MCDST
13 30 (1.84%) MCITP
14 17 (1.04%) MCTS
15 15 (0.92%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 13 (0.80%) DBS Check
17 10 (0.61%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 73 (4.49%) SLA
2 45 (2.77%) Disclosure Scotland
3 16 (0.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 15 (0.92%) QA
5 8 (0.49%) PCI DSS
6 5 (0.31%) JSP 440
7 3 (0.18%) COBIT
8 2 (0.12%) PMBOK
8 2 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.061%) Data Quality
System Software
1 999 (61.40%) Active Directory
2 305 (18.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 237 (14.57%) XenApp
4 201 (12.35%) Hyper-V
5 195 (11.99%) Microsoft App-V
6 152 (9.34%) XenDesktop
7 86 (5.29%) vSphere
8 67 (4.12%) XenServer
9 64 (3.93%) VMware ESX
10 51 (3.13%) BitLocker
11 44 (2.70%) Virtual Machines
12 33 (2.03%) Virtual Desktop
13 29 (1.78%) VMware Server
14 26 (1.60%) Firmware
15 25 (1.54%) VMware ESXi
16 24 (1.48%) Xen
17 20 (1.23%) Virtual Servers
18 13 (0.80%) DFS Replication
19 12 (0.74%) Terminal Services
20 8 (0.49%) NFS
Systems Management
1 334 (20.53%) SCOM
2 133 (8.17%) WSUS
3 71 (4.36%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 64 (3.93%) Puppet
5 57 (3.50%) Microsoft Intune
6 51 (3.13%) SCVMM
7 45 (2.77%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 40 (2.46%) Backup Exec
9 36 (2.21%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 34 (2.09%) SCOrch
11 31 (1.91%) Ansible
12 28 (1.72%) Norton AntiVirus
13 26 (1.60%) SCSM
14 24 (1.48%) AirWatch
15 22 (1.35%) McAfee ePO
16 21 (1.29%) NetBackup
17 20 (1.23%) Forefront Identity Manager
18 19 (1.17%) Nagios
19 17 (1.04%) Casper Suite
19 17 (1.04%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 814 (50.03%) Microsoft
2 545 (33.50%) VMware
3 403 (24.77%) Citrix
4 169 (10.39%) HP
5 159 (9.77%) Cisco
6 118 (7.25%) AppSense
7 84 (5.16%) Symantec
8 79 (4.86%) Dell
9 64 (3.93%) Apple
10 59 (3.63%) NetApp
11 55 (3.38%) Oracle
12 50 (3.07%) Google
13 45 (2.77%) Intel Security
14 44 (2.70%) EMC
14 44 (2.70%) Red Hat
15 38 (2.34%) IBM
16 32 (1.97%) Altiris
17 31 (1.91%) Splunk
18 29 (1.78%) SolarWinds
19 23 (1.41%) Palo Alto
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