The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England 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 29 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)
England / East of England
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 68 74 85
Rank change year-on-year +6 +11  
Contract jobs citing SCCM 58 50 45
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 2.73% 2.02% 1.71%
As % of the Systems Management category 26.01% 31.06% 29.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 20 26
Median daily rate £281 £313 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +25.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £136 £170 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £434 £403
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £319 £320
% change year-on-year -5.88% -0.39%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 10 9
Median hourly rate £14.50 £17.38 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.54% -19.18%  
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 the East of England with a requirement for systems management skills.

Systems Management Skills
East of England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 223 161 155
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 10.49% 6.49% 5.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 127 84 74
Median daily rate £475 £425 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% +19.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £200 £145
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 11 27
Median hourly rate £17.89 £17.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.20% -22.22%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £14.50 £12.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £44.00 £24.55
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 the East of England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East of England 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 the East of England

SCCM
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SCCM in the East of England

SCCM
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SCCM in the East of England over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SCCM in the East of England

SCCM
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SCCM in the East of England

SCCM
Contract Job Locations in the East of 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 East of England region over the 3 months to 29 March 2017. 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 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
Hertfordshire -1 23 £313 -10.71% 13
Essex +1 17 £300 +73.91%
Cambridgeshire +5 13 £145 -53.60% 1
Bedfordshire 0 4 £300 +13.20% 1
Suffolk 0 2 £240 +39.13% 1
Norfolk -1 2 £148 -13.23%
SCCM
England

For the 6 months to 29 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 East of England region with a requirement for SCCM.

1 66 (71.74%) Windows
2 47 (51.09%) Active Directory
3 41 (44.57%) Microsoft
4 28 (30.43%) Windows 7
5 27 (29.35%) Windows 10
6 23 (25.00%) Citrix
6 23 (25.00%) VMware
7 19 (20.65%) Windows Server
8 16 (17.39%) Migration
8 16 (17.39%) XenApp
9 15 (16.30%) Windows Server 2008
9 15 (16.30%) PowerShell
9 15 (16.30%) MS Office
9 15 (16.30%) Windows Server 2012
10 14 (15.22%) DNS
11 13 (14.13%) LAN
11 13 (14.13%) ITIL
11 13 (14.13%) Apple
12 11 (11.96%) Windows Server 2003
12 11 (11.96%) DHCP
13 10 (10.87%) Security Cleared
13 10 (10.87%) MS Excel
14 9 (9.78%) MS Exchange
14 9 (9.78%) Internet
14 9 (9.78%) HP
14 9 (9.78%) Office 365
15 8 (8.70%) Validation
15 8 (8.70%) Firewall
15 8 (8.70%) WAN
15 8 (8.70%) Microsoft Certification

SCCM
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of 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 9 (9.78%) MS Exchange
2 7 (7.61%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (6.52%) SharePoint
4 2 (2.17%) Site Server
4 2 (2.17%) Skype for Business
5 1 (1.09%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (1.09%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 15 (16.30%) MS Office
2 10 (10.87%) MS Excel
3 3 (3.26%) InfoPath
3 3 (3.26%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (2.17%) Photoshop
5 1 (1.09%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (1.09%) MS Visio
5 1 (1.09%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (2.17%) Teamcenter
2 1 (1.09%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 9 (9.78%) Office 365
2 3 (3.26%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.17%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (2.17%) Mimecast
3 2 (2.17%) OneDrive
4 1 (1.09%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (1.09%) Amazon S3
4 1 (1.09%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (1.09%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 14 (15.22%) DNS
2 13 (14.13%) LAN
3 11 (11.96%) DHCP
4 9 (9.78%) Internet
5 8 (8.70%) Firewall
5 8 (8.70%) WAN
6 7 (7.61%) TCP/IP
7 4 (4.35%) SAN
8 3 (3.26%) IP Telephony
8 3 (3.26%) MPLS
8 3 (3.26%) NetScaler
8 3 (3.26%) VoIP
8 3 (3.26%) Wireless
8 3 (3.26%) WLAN
9 2 (2.17%) iSCSI
9 2 (2.17%) LDAP
9 2 (2.17%) VPN
9 2 (2.17%) WebEx
9 2 (2.17%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (2.17%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.43%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (3.26%) MSI
2 1 (1.09%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (5.43%) Advertising
2 3 (3.26%) Local Government
3 2 (2.17%) Automotive
3 2 (2.17%) Finance
3 2 (2.17%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.09%) Front Office
4 1 (1.09%) Retail
Job Titles
1 19 (20.65%) Support Engineer
2 13 (14.13%) Analyst
3 11 (11.96%) IT Support
4 9 (9.78%) Desktop Support
4 9 (9.78%) IT Engineer
4 9 (9.78%) Support Analyst
5 8 (8.70%) IT Support Engineer
6 7 (7.61%) 3rd Line Support
6 7 (7.61%) Consultant
7 6 (6.52%) 2nd Line Support
7 6 (6.52%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 6 (6.52%) Architect
8 5 (5.43%) Desktop Engineer
8 5 (5.43%) Infrastructure Support
8 5 (5.43%) SCCM Consultant
8 5 (5.43%) Systems Engineer
8 5 (5.43%) Technical Support
9 4 (4.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 4 (4.35%) Technical Analyst
9 4 (4.35%) Technical Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.09%) .NET
1 1 (1.09%) .NET Framework
1 1 (1.09%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.61%) Data Centre
2 4 (4.35%) iPhone
2 4 (4.35%) Linux Command Line
3 3 (3.26%) Fat Client
3 3 (3.26%) HTC Vive
3 3 (3.26%) iPad
3 3 (3.26%) Thin Client
4 2 (2.17%) Driving Licence
4 2 (2.17%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.17%) NHS
4 2 (2.17%) PKI
4 2 (2.17%) Smartphone
4 2 (2.17%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (1.09%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.09%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.09%) CCTV
5 1 (1.09%) Clustering
5 1 (1.09%) EPoS
5 1 (1.09%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 66 (71.74%) Windows
2 28 (30.43%) Windows 7
3 27 (29.35%) Windows 10
4 19 (20.65%) Windows Server
5 15 (16.30%) Windows Server 2008
5 15 (16.30%) Windows Server 2012
6 11 (11.96%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (5.43%) Linux
7 5 (5.43%) Windows 8
8 3 (3.26%) Windows XP
9 2 (2.17%) Android
9 2 (2.17%) Apple iOS
9 2 (2.17%) Mac OS
9 2 (2.17%) Windows Vista
10 1 (1.09%) Mac OS X
10 1 (1.09%) Mac OS X Server
10 1 (1.09%) Solaris
10 1 (1.09%) Unix
10 1 (1.09%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (17.39%) Migration
2 13 (14.13%) ITIL
3 8 (8.70%) Validation
4 5 (5.43%) Mobile Device Management
4 5 (5.43%) Software Distribution
4 5 (5.43%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (4.35%) Incident Management
5 4 (4.35%) Service Delivery
6 3 (3.26%) Configuration Management
6 3 (3.26%) ITSM
6 3 (3.26%) Project Management
6 3 (3.26%) Software Testing
7 2 (2.17%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (2.17%) Asset Management
7 2 (2.17%) Data Migration
7 2 (2.17%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (2.17%) Strategic Planning
7 2 (2.17%) Test Automation
7 2 (2.17%) Test Scripting
7 2 (2.17%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 15 (16.30%) PowerShell
2 3 (3.26%) VBScript
3 2 (2.17%) SQL
4 1 (1.09%) Bash Shell
4 1 (1.09%) C++
4 1 (1.09%) Python
4 1 (1.09%) VB
Qualifications
1 10 (10.87%) Security Cleared
2 8 (8.70%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (8.70%) SC Cleared
3 7 (7.61%) DBS Check
3 7 (7.61%) MCSE
4 6 (6.52%) MCP
5 5 (5.43%) A+ Certification
6 2 (2.17%) ISTQB
7 1 (1.09%) CCA
7 1 (1.09%) CCNA
7 1 (1.09%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (1.09%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (1.09%) MCDST
7 1 (1.09%) MCITP
7 1 (1.09%) MCSA
7 1 (1.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.35%) QA
1 4 (4.35%) SLA
2 1 (1.09%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 47 (51.09%) Active Directory
2 16 (17.39%) XenApp
3 8 (8.70%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (6.52%) BitLocker
4 6 (6.52%) Hyper-V
5 4 (4.35%) Microsoft App-V
5 4 (4.35%) Virtual Desktop
5 4 (4.35%) VMware ESX
5 4 (4.35%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (3.26%) vSphere
6 3 (3.26%) XenDesktop
7 2 (2.17%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 2 (2.17%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (1.09%) DFS Replication
8 1 (1.09%) Firmware
8 1 (1.09%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 6 (6.52%) SCOM
2 5 (5.43%) McAfee ePO
3 3 (3.26%) SCSM
4 2 (2.17%) BladeLogic
4 2 (2.17%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (2.17%) SCDPM
4 2 (2.17%) SCVMM
4 2 (2.17%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 1 (1.09%) AirWatch
5 1 (1.09%) Aspera SmartTrack
5 1 (1.09%) Backup Exec
5 1 (1.09%) Business Desktop Deployment
5 1 (1.09%) DameWare
5 1 (1.09%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (1.09%) NetBackup
5 1 (1.09%) OpenView
5 1 (1.09%) Simpana
5 1 (1.09%) WMI
5 1 (1.09%) WSUS
Vendors
1 41 (44.57%) Microsoft
2 23 (25.00%) Citrix
2 23 (25.00%) VMware
3 13 (14.13%) Apple
4 9 (9.78%) HP
5 6 (6.52%) Dell
6 5 (5.43%) BMC
6 5 (5.43%) Intel Security
7 4 (4.35%) Symantec
8 3 (3.26%) MobileIron
9 2 (2.17%) Adobe
9 2 (2.17%) AppSense
9 2 (2.17%) Autodesk
9 2 (2.17%) Cisco
9 2 (2.17%) Google
9 2 (2.17%) IBM
9 2 (2.17%) Oracle
9 2 (2.17%) Palo Alto
9 2 (2.17%) SolarWinds
9 2 (2.17%) Veeam
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