Period
to 19 August 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 6 months to 19 August 2019 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)
UK > England
6 months to
19 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 91 122 177
Rank change year-on-year +31 +55 -8
Contract jobs citing SCCM 2,173 2,034 1,354
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 2.64% 2.18% 1.52%
As % of the Systems Management category 17.64% 15.82% 13.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,423 1,277 834
England median daily rate £375 £340 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.29% +4.62% -3.70%
10th Percentile £140 £153 £136
90th Percentile £528 £511 £523
UK median daily rate £363 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +11.54% - -1.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 152 171 93
England median hourly rate £18.73 £17.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.00% +20.69% -21.62%
10th Percentile £13.65 £13.23 £10.18
90th Percentile £27.20 £31.50 £39.30
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £14.93
% change year-on-year +8.57% +17.25% -20.40%

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 England with a requirement for systems management skills.

All Systems Management Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 12,321 12,858 10,207
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 14.97% 13.77% 11.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,319 8,693 6,812
England median daily rate £500 £490 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.04% +3.16% +8.57%
10th Percentile £300 £288 £275
90th Percentile £675 £650 £613
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £460
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +8.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 275 365 224
England median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +8.57% -20.45%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.25 £10.58
90th Percentile £50.93 £47.83 £47.73
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £19.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +10.53% +8.57% -22.22%

SCCM
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing SCCM as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for SCCM in England

SCCM
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SCCM in England

SCCM
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SCCM in England over the 6 months to 19 August 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SCCM in England

SCCM
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SCCM in England

SCCM
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing SCCM in England over the 6 months to 19 August 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for SCCM 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 6 months to 19 August 2019. 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
London +23 866 £388 +10.71% 123
South East +16 424 £375 +15.38% 63
South West +17 310 £370 +5.71% 62
North of England +20 247 £313 -7.41% 74
Midlands +21 188 £295 -5.14% 59
North West +11 141 £275 -15.38% 36
East of England +47 130 £350 +27.27% 24
East Midlands +23 94 £325 +5.52% 31
West Midlands +22 92 £244 -21.37% 28
Yorkshire +11 81 £400 +12.28% 33
North East +22 25 £300 +39.53% 5
SCCM
UK

For the 6 months to 19 August 2019, 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 England region with a requirement for SCCM.

1 1,776 (81.73%) Windows
2 1,247 (57.39%) Active Directory
3 1,169 (53.80%) Microsoft
4 1,062 (48.87%) Windows 10
5 792 (36.45%) Office 365
6 606 (27.89%) Windows Server
7 588 (27.06%) Windows 7
8 570 (26.23%) PowerShell
9 546 (25.13%) VMware
10 444 (20.43%) Citrix
11 427 (19.65%) Microsoft Azure
12 395 (18.18%) ITIL
13 391 (17.99%) Migration
14 351 (16.15%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 314 (14.45%) VMware Infrastructure
16 303 (13.94%) Windows Server 2012
17 285 (13.12%) Finance
18 279 (12.84%) DNS
19 273 (12.56%) Microsoft Office
20 255 (11.73%) SCOM
21 253 (11.64%) Windows Server 2008
22 252 (11.60%) Application Packaging
23 248 (11.41%) Security Cleared
24 244 (11.23%) Hyper-V
25 229 (10.54%) MS Exchange
26 213 (9.80%) Microsoft Intune
27 208 (9.57%) Microsoft App-V
28 197 (9.07%) DHCP
29 193 (8.88%) Firewall
30 188 (8.65%) SQL

SCCM
Co-occurring 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
1 229 (10.54%) MS Exchange
2 176 (8.10%) Skype for Business
3 169 (7.78%) SharePoint
4 76 (3.50%) Exchange Server 2010
5 72 (3.31%) IIS
6 34 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2013
7 16 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2003
8 14 (0.64%) Apache
9 13 (0.60%) Confluence
10 8 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2007
11 7 (0.32%) BizTalk Server
12 4 (0.18%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 4 (0.18%) SharePoint Server
13 3 (0.14%) IBM Notes
13 3 (0.14%) MS Project Server
14 2 (0.092%) Elasticsearch
14 2 (0.092%) SharePoint 2013
15 1 (0.046%) Anypoint
15 1 (0.046%) Apache Spark
15 1 (0.046%) OpenStack
Applications
1 273 (12.56%) Microsoft Office
2 42 (1.93%) Microsoft Excel
3 23 (1.06%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 9 (0.41%) MS Visio
5 6 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (0.18%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.046%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.046%) ImageReady
Business Applications
1 15 (0.69%) Dynamics NAV
2 5 (0.23%) assyst
3 4 (0.18%) Remedy ITSM
4 3 (0.14%) SystmOne
5 2 (0.092%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.092%) Infor SunSystems
6 1 (0.046%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 792 (36.45%) Office 365
2 427 (19.65%) Microsoft Azure
3 159 (7.32%) Azure Active Directory
4 116 (5.34%) Amazon AWS
5 63 (2.90%) OneDrive
6 56 (2.58%) IaaS
7 49 (2.25%) PaaS
8 39 (1.79%) SaaS
9 19 (0.87%) GitHub
10 16 (0.74%) Azure Stack
11 15 (0.69%) Yammer
12 13 (0.60%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 12 (0.55%) Mimecast
14 10 (0.46%) Amazon EC2
14 10 (0.46%) Amazon S3
15 9 (0.41%) Amazon ECS
15 9 (0.41%) Amazon EKS
15 9 (0.41%) Amazon ELB
15 9 (0.41%) Route 53
16 8 (0.37%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 279 (12.84%) DNS
2 197 (9.07%) DHCP
3 193 (8.88%) Firewall
4 184 (8.47%) Skype
5 111 (5.11%) SAN
6 104 (4.79%) TCP/IP
7 90 (4.14%) VPN
8 82 (3.77%) WAN
9 81 (3.73%) LAN
10 64 (2.95%) Internet
11 50 (2.30%) Wireless
12 49 (2.25%) NetScaler
12 49 (2.25%) Remote Desktop
13 35 (1.61%) VLAN
14 34 (1.56%) IP Telephony
15 33 (1.52%) NAS
15 33 (1.52%) VoIP
16 32 (1.47%) Wi-Fi
17 27 (1.24%) Network Security
18 23 (1.06%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 164 (7.55%) SQL Server
2 33 (1.52%) MySQL
3 27 (1.24%) Amazon RDS
4 26 (1.20%) SQL Server 2012
5 21 (0.97%) SQL Server 2016
6 13 (0.60%) SQL Server 2014
7 11 (0.51%) Relational Database
8 10 (0.46%) SQL Server 2005
9 9 (0.41%) Azure SQL Database
9 9 (0.41%) MongoDB
9 9 (0.41%) SQL Server 2008
10 8 (0.37%) Apache Cassandra
10 8 (0.37%) Big Data
10 8 (0.37%) PostgreSQL
11 7 (0.32%) RDBMS
11 7 (0.32%) SQL Server 2017
12 6 (0.28%) Oracle Database
12 6 (0.28%) Power BI
13 5 (0.23%) Data Warehouse
13 5 (0.23%) GIS
Development Applications
1 147 (6.76%) MSI
2 56 (2.58%) InstallShield
3 23 (1.06%) Jenkins
4 22 (1.01%) JIRA
5 21 (0.97%) AdminStudio
6 17 (0.78%) Visual Studio
7 16 (0.74%) Team Foundation Server
8 14 (0.64%) ReSharper
9 10 (0.46%) Git (software)
10 9 (0.41%) Bitbucket
10 9 (0.41%) WinDbg
11 8 (0.37%) GitLab
11 8 (0.37%) SonarQube
12 7 (0.32%) Visual Studio Code
13 6 (0.28%) Octopus Deploy
14 3 (0.14%) Selenium
14 3 (0.14%) Wise Package Studio
15 2 (0.092%) Hudson
15 2 (0.092%) SoapUI
15 2 (0.092%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 285 (13.12%) Finance
2 144 (6.63%) Public Sector
3 90 (4.14%) Banking
4 48 (2.21%) Law
5 38 (1.75%) Retail
6 37 (1.70%) Telecoms
7 29 (1.33%) Manufacturing
8 27 (1.24%) Local Government
9 26 (1.20%) Legal
9 26 (1.20%) Marketing
10 24 (1.10%) Electronics
11 21 (0.97%) Publishing
12 20 (0.92%) Investment Banking
13 16 (0.74%) Back Office
14 13 (0.60%) Advertising
15 11 (0.51%) Games
16 8 (0.37%) Automotive
16 8 (0.37%) Financial Institution
17 6 (0.28%) Front Office
18 5 (0.23%) German Language
Job Titles
1 292 (13.44%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 283 (13.02%) Windows Engineer
3 243 (11.18%) Support Engineer
4 224 (10.31%) Analyst
5 199 (9.16%) Desktop Engineer
6 198 (9.11%) Desktop Support
7 149 (6.86%) Consultant
8 142 (6.53%) Architect
9 134 (6.17%) SCCM Engineer
10 132 (6.07%) 2nd Line Support
11 124 (5.71%) Applications Packager
12 118 (5.43%) Desktop Support Engineer
13 111 (5.11%) Support Analyst
14 108 (4.97%) 3rd Line Engineer
14 108 (4.97%) 3rd Line Support
15 98 (4.51%) Deployment Engineer
16 84 (3.87%) SCCM Consultant
17 82 (3.77%) IT Engineer
18 77 (3.54%) IT Support
19 63 (2.90%) Windows Deployment Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (1.98%) Software Packaging
2 25 (1.15%) .NET
3 21 (0.97%) Web Services
4 19 (0.87%) XML
5 18 (0.83%) Java RMI
6 12 (0.55%) HTML
7 10 (0.46%) ASP.NET
7 10 (0.46%) Elastic Stack
7 10 (0.46%) Middleware
8 9 (0.41%) LDAP
9 7 (0.32%) .NET Framework
9 7 (0.32%) SAML
10 6 (0.28%) Classic ASP
10 6 (0.28%) IBM Integration Bus
10 6 (0.28%) RESTful
10 6 (0.28%) Swagger
11 5 (0.23%) COM
11 5 (0.23%) React
12 4 (0.18%) OAuth
12 4 (0.18%) OAuth2
Miscellaneous
1 106 (4.88%) Data Centre
2 81 (3.73%) Clustering
3 72 (3.31%) Analytical Skills
4 68 (3.13%) Management Information System
5 33 (1.52%) NHS
6 32 (1.47%) Blackberry
6 32 (1.47%) Fat Client
6 32 (1.47%) Public Cloud
6 32 (1.47%) Thin Client
6 32 (1.47%) Video Conferencing
7 31 (1.43%) iPhone
8 29 (1.33%) Driving Licence
8 29 (1.33%) Self-Motivation
9 28 (1.29%) PKI
10 25 (1.15%) Smartphone
11 24 (1.10%) CMDB
11 24 (1.10%) Replication
12 22 (1.01%) Hybrid Cloud
12 22 (1.01%) User Experience
13 21 (0.97%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 1,776 (81.73%) Windows
2 1,062 (48.87%) Windows 10
3 606 (27.89%) Windows Server
4 588 (27.06%) Windows 7
5 303 (13.94%) Windows Server 2012
6 253 (11.64%) Windows Server 2008
7 129 (5.94%) Linux
8 94 (4.33%) Android
9 63 (2.90%) Windows 8
10 61 (2.81%) Apple iOS
11 59 (2.72%) Windows Server 2003
12 50 (2.30%) Mac OS
13 31 (1.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 31 (1.43%) Windows XP
14 29 (1.33%) Mac OS X
15 26 (1.20%) Unix
16 18 (0.83%) CentOS
17 12 (0.55%) Windows Vista
18 8 (0.37%) Solaris
19 4 (0.18%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 395 (18.18%) ITIL
2 391 (17.99%) Migration
3 351 (16.15%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 252 (11.60%) Application Packaging
5 170 (7.82%) Problem-Solving
6 87 (4.00%) Service Management
7 76 (3.50%) Agile Software Development
8 73 (3.36%) Service Delivery
9 71 (3.27%) ITSM
10 68 (3.13%) Data Protection
10 68 (3.13%) Mobile Device Management
11 66 (3.04%) Problem Management
11 66 (3.04%) Root Cause Analysis
12 64 (2.95%) ITIL V3
13 63 (2.90%) Disaster Recovery
13 63 (2.90%) Time Management
14 59 (2.72%) Project Delivery
15 56 (2.58%) User Acceptance Testing
16 54 (2.49%) Change Management
17 53 (2.44%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 570 (26.23%) PowerShell
2 188 (8.65%) SQL
3 65 (2.99%) VBScript
4 43 (1.98%) VB
5 31 (1.43%) Python
6 23 (1.06%) C#
7 19 (0.87%) Java
8 13 (0.60%) JavaScript
9 12 (0.55%) Perl
10 11 (0.51%) C
10 11 (0.51%) VBA
11 9 (0.41%) Shell Script
12 7 (0.32%) Bash Shell
12 7 (0.32%) T-SQL
13 3 (0.14%) C++
14 2 (0.092%) Ruby
15 1 (0.046%) Korn
15 1 (0.046%) PHP
15 1 (0.046%) Scala
15 1 (0.046%) sed
Qualifications
1 248 (11.41%) Security Cleared
2 166 (7.64%) Microsoft Certification
3 125 (5.75%) DV Cleared
4 118 (5.43%) SC Cleared
5 104 (4.79%) MCSE
6 66 (3.04%) MCSA
7 61 (2.81%) MCP
8 49 (2.25%) Degree
8 49 (2.25%) ITIL Certification
9 44 (2.02%) Cisco Certification
10 39 (1.79%) CCNA
11 28 (1.29%) MCITP
12 25 (1.15%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 24 (1.10%) Citrix Certification
14 23 (1.06%) CCA
15 17 (0.78%) DBS Check
16 16 (0.74%) CCNP
17 15 (0.69%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
18 13 (0.60%) MCDST
19 10 (0.46%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 109 (5.02%) SLA
2 35 (1.61%) QA
3 11 (0.51%) Cyber Essentials
4 10 (0.46%) PMO
5 7 (0.32%) GDPR
6 5 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 4 (0.18%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 4 (0.18%) PCI DSS
7 4 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 3 (0.14%) COBIT
8 3 (0.14%) Government Security Classifications
8 3 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 3 (0.14%) JSP 440
9 2 (0.092%) HL7
10 1 (0.046%) Data Quality
10 1 (0.046%) Disclosure Scotland
10 1 (0.046%) GxP
10 1 (0.046%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.046%) ISO/IEC 19770
10 1 (0.046%) TickIT
System Software
1 1,247 (57.39%) Active Directory
2 314 (14.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 244 (11.23%) Hyper-V
4 208 (9.57%) Microsoft App-V
5 182 (8.38%) XenApp
6 132 (6.07%) XenDesktop
7 123 (5.66%) VMware ESXi
8 90 (4.14%) vSphere
9 78 (3.59%) Virtual Desktop
10 75 (3.45%) Virtual Machines
11 50 (2.30%) BitLocker
12 39 (1.79%) VMware Workstation
13 37 (1.70%) DFS Replication
14 29 (1.33%) Citrix Hypervisor
15 20 (0.92%) Virtual Servers
16 15 (0.69%) VMware NSX
17 14 (0.64%) Docker
17 14 (0.64%) Firmware
17 14 (0.64%) Terminal Services
18 12 (0.55%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 255 (11.73%) SCOM
2 213 (9.80%) Microsoft Intune
3 94 (4.33%) WSUS
4 61 (2.81%) SCVMM
5 45 (2.07%) AirWatch
6 42 (1.93%) Single Sign-On
7 41 (1.89%) Microsoft Clustering
8 34 (1.56%) Ansible
9 33 (1.52%) Puppet
10 25 (1.15%) vCenter Server
11 22 (1.01%) Failover Clustering
11 22 (1.01%) SCSM
12 21 (0.97%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
13 19 (0.87%) Terraform
14 17 (0.78%) Forefront Identity Manager
14 17 (0.78%) NetBackup
15 16 (0.74%) Opscode Chef
16 15 (0.69%) Jamf Pro
17 14 (0.64%) SCOrch
18 13 (0.60%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 1,169 (53.80%) Microsoft
2 546 (25.13%) VMware
3 444 (20.43%) Citrix
4 186 (8.56%) Cisco
5 106 (4.88%) HP
5 106 (4.88%) Ivanti
6 71 (3.27%) Apple
7 59 (2.72%) Dell
8 58 (2.67%) ServiceNow
9 49 (2.25%) McAfee
10 44 (2.02%) NetApp
10 44 (2.02%) Symantec
11 34 (1.56%) Meraki
11 34 (1.56%) Red Hat
12 33 (1.52%) Oracle
13 32 (1.47%) Sophos
14 27 (1.24%) CheckPoint
15 25 (1.15%) Juniper
15 25 (1.15%) SAP
16 23 (1.06%) IBM