Period
to 20 November 2017

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 20 November 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)
UK > England
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 160 171 185
Rank change year-on-year +11 +14 -35
Contract jobs citing SCCM 1592 1532 1473
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.69% 1.59% 1.41%
As % of the Systems Management category 14.95% 14.29% 16.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 1021 950 922
England median daily rate £325 £325 £325
10th Percentile £136 £163 £150
90th Percentile £500 £500 £488
UK median daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year - +1.56% -1.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 109 121 144
England median hourly rate £14.50 £18.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.44% +16.13% -8.82%
10th Percentile £10.95 £13.00 £11.17
90th Percentile £27.50 £35.50 £38.38
UK median hourly rate £15.00 £17.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year -14.29% +16.67% -13.04%

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 10652 10718 9034
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 11.33% 11.09% 8.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 7306 6904 5587
England median daily rate £475 £450 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +9.09% +3.77%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £238
90th Percentile £625 £588 £575
UK median daily rate £475 £441 £400
% change year-on-year +7.71% +10.25% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 258 243 312
England median hourly rate £17.07 £20.73 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.67% +3.65% +2.56%
10th Percentile £10.84 £12.80 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.50 £44.50 £43.00
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £20.87 £19.03
% change year-on-year -16.13% +9.64% -3.43%

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 20 November 2017.

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 20 November 2017.

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 20 November 2017. 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 +9 642 £350 -6.67% 48
South East +17 340 £363 +11.54% 29
North of England +17 243 £290 -3.33% 28
Midlands +24 147 £300 -14.29% 21
East of England -4 137 £313 +13.64% 12
North West +21 112 £300 -14.29% 19
Yorkshire +10 93 £225 -25.00% 8
West Midlands +34 91 £263 -26.00% 12
South West -17 84 £273 -16.15% 12
East Midlands -3 54 £300 -14.29% 9
North East +6 40 £295 +3.51% 1
SCCM
UK

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 England region with a requirement for SCCM.

1 1298 (81.53%) Windows
2 892 (56.03%) Active Directory
3 741 (46.55%) Microsoft
4 518 (32.54%) Office 365
5 480 (30.15%) Windows 10
6 471 (29.59%) Windows 7
7 464 (29.15%) VMware
8 386 (24.25%) Windows Server
9 384 (24.12%) Citrix
10 361 (22.68%) ITIL
11 309 (19.41%) PowerShell
12 265 (16.65%) Microsoft App-V
13 260 (16.33%) VMware Infrastructure
14 251 (15.77%) Migration
15 249 (15.64%) Microsoft Office
16 239 (15.01%) MS Exchange
17 235 (14.76%) SCOM
18 231 (14.51%) Windows Server 2012
19 206 (12.94%) DNS
20 201 (12.63%) Security Cleared
21 200 (12.56%) Finance
22 188 (11.81%) Windows Server 2008
23 187 (11.75%) DHCP
24 178 (11.18%) Microsoft Azure
25 173 (10.87%) SC Cleared
25 173 (10.87%) Cisco
26 164 (10.30%) Microsoft Certification
27 162 (10.18%) Hyper-V
28 159 (9.99%) HP
29 140 (8.79%) Skype for Business

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
1 239 (15.01%) MS Exchange
2 140 (8.79%) Skype for Business
3 99 (6.22%) Exchange Server 2010
4 88 (5.53%) SharePoint
5 47 (2.95%) Exchange Server 2013
6 40 (2.51%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 29 (1.82%) IIS
8 24 (1.51%) Exchange Server 2007
9 13 (0.82%) SharePoint 2010
10 11 (0.69%) SharePoint 2013
10 11 (0.69%) Site Server
11 9 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2003
12 8 (0.50%) GroupWise
13 7 (0.44%) WebSphere
14 4 (0.25%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 4 (0.25%) Apache
14 4 (0.25%) Drupal
14 4 (0.25%) IBM Domino
14 4 (0.25%) IBM Notes
14 4 (0.25%) WordPress
Applications
1 249 (15.64%) Microsoft Office
2 21 (1.32%) Microsoft Excel
3 20 (1.26%) MS Visio
4 14 (0.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 5 (0.31%) Microsoft Project
6 3 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.19%) Stata
7 1 (0.063%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.063%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 12 (0.75%) Eikon
2 5 (0.31%) Unit4 Business World
3 4 (0.25%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.25%) RMDS
4 3 (0.19%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.13%) Primavera
5 2 (0.13%) Teamcenter
5 2 (0.13%) Temenos T24
6 1 (0.063%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.063%) LatentZero
6 1 (0.063%) SAP EWM
6 1 (0.063%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 518 (32.54%) Office 365
2 178 (11.18%) Microsoft Azure
3 74 (4.65%) Amazon AWS
4 40 (2.51%) Azure Active Directory
5 35 (2.20%) OneDrive
6 19 (1.19%) PaaS
7 18 (1.13%) IaaS
8 11 (0.69%) G Suite
9 8 (0.50%) SaaS
10 5 (0.31%) Cloud Computing
11 4 (0.25%) Mimecast
12 3 (0.19%) Yammer
13 2 (0.13%) Amazon EC2
13 2 (0.13%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 1 (0.063%) Adobe Creative Cloud
14 1 (0.063%) Akamai
14 1 (0.063%) Dynamics 365
14 1 (0.063%) IBM Cloud
14 1 (0.063%) iTunes
14 1 (0.063%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 206 (12.94%) DNS
2 187 (11.75%) DHCP
3 122 (7.66%) LAN
4 120 (7.54%) Firewall
5 112 (7.04%) SAN
6 109 (6.85%) Skype
7 108 (6.78%) WAN
8 83 (5.21%) TCP/IP
9 59 (3.71%) VPN
10 47 (2.95%) Remote Desktop
11 41 (2.58%) LDAP
12 34 (2.14%) VLAN
13 33 (2.07%) Internet
14 31 (1.95%) Wireless
15 30 (1.88%) Kerberos
16 26 (1.63%) SMS
16 26 (1.63%) Wi-Fi
17 25 (1.57%) NAS
18 22 (1.38%) NetScaler
19 20 (1.26%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 122 (7.66%) SQL Server
2 37 (2.32%) SQL Server 2012
3 21 (1.32%) SQL Server 2008
4 20 (1.26%) SQL Server 2005
5 15 (0.94%) SQL Server 2016
6 9 (0.57%) Big Data
7 7 (0.44%) DB2
7 7 (0.44%) MySQL
7 7 (0.44%) SQL Server 2014
8 5 (0.31%) EDRMS
8 5 (0.31%) Hadoop
8 5 (0.31%) Oracle Database
9 4 (0.25%) MongoDB
9 4 (0.25%) PostgreSQL
10 2 (0.13%) Amazon RDS
10 2 (0.13%) Blockchain
10 2 (0.13%) Relational Database
10 2 (0.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 1 (0.063%) Power BI
11 1 (0.063%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 89 (5.59%) MSI
2 21 (1.32%) JIRA
3 15 (0.94%) AdminStudio
4 14 (0.88%) InstallShield
5 9 (0.57%) Zephyr
6 3 (0.19%) Git (software)
6 3 (0.19%) Jenkins
6 3 (0.19%) WiX
7 2 (0.13%) HP UFT
7 2 (0.13%) TestRail
8 1 (0.063%) Ant
8 1 (0.063%) Hudson
8 1 (0.063%) Maven
8 1 (0.063%) SoapUI
8 1 (0.063%) Subversion
8 1 (0.063%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.063%) Vagrant
8 1 (0.063%) Visual Studio Team System
8 1 (0.063%) Wise Package Studio
8 1 (0.063%) XMLSpy
General
1 200 (12.56%) Finance
2 46 (2.89%) Banking
3 33 (2.07%) Retail
4 21 (1.32%) Telecoms
5 20 (1.26%) Publishing
6 19 (1.19%) Legal
7 17 (1.07%) Law
8 12 (0.75%) Financial Institution
8 12 (0.75%) Manufacturing
9 11 (0.69%) Local Government
10 10 (0.63%) Investment Banking
11 8 (0.50%) Advertising
12 7 (0.44%) Back Office
13 4 (0.25%) Front Office
13 4 (0.25%) Marketing
14 3 (0.19%) Electronics
14 3 (0.19%) Japanese Language
14 3 (0.19%) Spanish Language
15 2 (0.13%) Retail Banking
16 1 (0.063%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 227 (14.26%) Analyst
2 224 (14.07%) Desktop Support
3 188 (11.81%) Support Engineer
4 133 (8.35%) Consultant
4 133 (8.35%) SCCM Engineer
5 129 (8.10%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 127 (7.98%) Desktop Engineer
7 124 (7.79%) Windows Engineer
8 115 (7.22%) 2nd Line Support
9 106 (6.66%) Architect
10 94 (5.90%) Support Analyst
11 82 (5.15%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 79 (4.96%) 3rd Line Support
13 72 (4.52%) Applications Packager
14 69 (4.33%) Desktop Support Engineer
15 62 (3.89%) Administrator
16 57 (3.58%) SCCM Consultant
17 54 (3.39%) 2nd Line Engineer
18 52 (3.27%) IT Support
19 48 (3.02%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (1.32%) Web Services
2 20 (1.26%) WSH
3 19 (1.19%) Software Packaging
4 11 (0.69%) .NET
5 9 (0.57%) 802.1X
6 7 (0.44%) XML
7 6 (0.38%) HTML
7 6 (0.38%) REST
8 5 (0.31%) AngularJS
8 5 (0.31%) Regular Expression
8 5 (0.31%) SAML
9 3 (0.19%) Elastic Stack
9 3 (0.19%) Middleware
10 2 (0.13%) ASP.NET
10 2 (0.13%) COM
10 2 (0.13%) MSMQ
10 2 (0.13%) OCX
10 2 (0.13%) WCF
10 2 (0.13%) XMPP
11 1 (0.063%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 84 (5.28%) Blackberry
2 76 (4.77%) Analytical Skills
3 75 (4.71%) Data Centre
4 41 (2.58%) Management Information System
5 38 (2.39%) Clustering
6 36 (2.26%) Driving Licence
7 35 (2.20%) Smartphone
8 34 (2.14%) Fat Client
8 34 (2.14%) Thin Client
8 34 (2.14%) Video Conferencing
9 32 (2.01%) PKI
9 32 (2.01%) Replication
10 26 (1.63%) iPhone
11 22 (1.38%) CESG
11 22 (1.38%) Computer Science
12 21 (1.32%) User Experience
13 17 (1.07%) BYOD
14 16 (1.01%) CMDB
15 15 (0.94%) iPad
16 14 (0.88%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 1298 (81.53%) Windows
2 480 (30.15%) Windows 10
3 471 (29.59%) Windows 7
4 386 (24.25%) Windows Server
5 231 (14.51%) Windows Server 2012
6 188 (11.81%) Windows Server 2008
7 93 (5.84%) Linux
8 68 (4.27%) Windows 8
9 65 (4.08%) Android
10 64 (4.02%) Apple iOS
11 56 (3.52%) Windows Server 2003
12 41 (2.58%) Windows XP
13 30 (1.88%) Mac OS X
13 30 (1.88%) Unix
14 27 (1.70%) Windows Vista
15 23 (1.44%) Mac OS
16 20 (1.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 13 (0.82%) Solaris
18 12 (0.75%) SUSE
19 11 (0.69%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 361 (22.68%) ITIL
2 251 (15.77%) Migration
3 119 (7.47%) Application Packaging
4 71 (4.46%) Change Management
5 63 (3.96%) Project Management
6 62 (3.89%) Service Management
7 60 (3.77%) Incident Management
7 60 (3.77%) Service Delivery
8 57 (3.58%) Software Deployment
9 55 (3.45%) Mobile Device Management
10 47 (2.95%) Agile Software Development
10 47 (2.95%) Configuration Management
10 47 (2.95%) PRINCE2
11 43 (2.70%) Disaster Recovery
11 43 (2.70%) Patch Management
12 42 (2.64%) Asset Management
12 42 (2.64%) Problem Management
13 40 (2.51%) ITIL V3
14 39 (2.45%) Network Management
14 39 (2.45%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 309 (19.41%) PowerShell
2 109 (6.85%) SQL
3 102 (6.41%) VBScript
4 14 (0.88%) JavaScript
5 11 (0.69%) VB
6 10 (0.63%) C
6 10 (0.63%) Java
6 10 (0.63%) Perl
6 10 (0.63%) Python
7 7 (0.44%) PHP
8 6 (0.38%) Ruby
8 6 (0.38%) Shell Script
9 3 (0.19%) Bash Shell
10 2 (0.13%) AppleScript
10 2 (0.13%) C#
11 1 (0.063%) Groovy
11 1 (0.063%) R
11 1 (0.063%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.063%) VBA
Qualifications
1 201 (12.63%) Security Cleared
2 173 (10.87%) SC Cleared
3 164 (10.30%) Microsoft Certification
4 115 (7.22%) MCSE
5 60 (3.77%) MCSA
6 50 (3.14%) Degree
7 38 (2.39%) MCP
7 38 (2.39%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 35 (2.20%) ITIL Certification
9 31 (1.95%) Cisco Certification
9 31 (1.95%) DV Cleared
10 30 (1.88%) MCDST
11 26 (1.63%) MCITP
12 24 (1.51%) DBS Check
13 22 (1.38%) CCNA
13 22 (1.38%) Computer Science Degree
14 15 (0.94%) BPSS Clearance
14 15 (0.94%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 13 (0.82%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 10 (0.63%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 94 (5.90%) SLA
2 44 (2.76%) QA
3 13 (0.82%) PCI DSS
4 11 (0.69%) Disclosure Scotland
4 11 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 8 (0.50%) GDPR
6 5 (0.31%) COBIT
7 3 (0.19%) Data Quality
7 3 (0.19%) PMO
8 1 (0.063%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.063%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.063%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 892 (56.03%) Active Directory
2 265 (16.65%) Microsoft App-V
3 260 (16.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 162 (10.18%) Hyper-V
5 136 (8.54%) XenApp
6 80 (5.03%) XenDesktop
7 70 (4.40%) BitLocker
8 62 (3.89%) vSphere
9 53 (3.33%) VMware ESXi
10 26 (1.63%) Terminal Services
11 25 (1.57%) VMware Workstation
12 24 (1.51%) Virtual Machines
13 23 (1.44%) Virtual Desktop
14 20 (1.26%) DFS Replication
15 19 (1.19%) XenServer
16 10 (0.63%) Virtual Servers
17 8 (0.50%) VMware Server
18 5 (0.31%) Docker
18 5 (0.31%) NFS
18 5 (0.31%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 235 (14.76%) SCOM
2 74 (4.65%) Microsoft Intune
3 69 (4.33%) WSUS
4 63 (3.96%) AirWatch
5 43 (2.70%) McAfee ePO
5 43 (2.70%) Norton AntiVirus
6 27 (1.70%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 27 (1.70%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 26 (1.63%) SCSM
8 23 (1.44%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 23 (1.44%) WMI
9 22 (1.38%) NetBackup
9 22 (1.38%) SCOrch
10 19 (1.19%) SCVMM
10 19 (1.19%) vCenter Server
11 16 (1.01%) Backup Exec
11 16 (1.01%) Microsoft Clustering
12 13 (0.82%) Puppet
12 13 (0.82%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
13 12 (0.75%) Nagios
Vendors
1 741 (46.55%) Microsoft
2 464 (29.15%) VMware
3 384 (24.12%) Citrix
4 173 (10.87%) Cisco
5 159 (9.99%) HP
6 76 (4.77%) AppSense
7 75 (4.71%) Dell
8 73 (4.59%) McAfee
9 72 (4.52%) Apple
10 71 (4.46%) Symantec
11 64 (4.02%) SolarWinds
12 63 (3.96%) NetApp
13 48 (3.02%) Altiris
14 43 (2.70%) ServiceNow
15 32 (2.01%) IBM
15 32 (2.01%) LANDesk
15 32 (2.01%) MobileIron
16 31 (1.95%) Bloomberg
16 31 (1.95%) Red Hat
17 30 (1.88%) Juniper