Period
to 23 October 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 23 October 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
23 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 159 172 175
Rank change year-on-year +13 +3 -28
Contract jobs citing SCCM 1509 1578 1475
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.64% 1.62% 1.42%
As % of the Systems Management category 14.70% 14.54% 16.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 935 978 926
England median daily rate £325 £328 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.76% +0.77% -
10th Percentile £138 £163 £154
90th Percentile £509 £519 £488
UK median daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year - +1.56% -1.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 99 117 138
England median hourly rate £14.50 £17.50 £15.86
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.14% +10.34% -6.71%
10th Percentile £10.70 £13.15 £11.25
90th Percentile £29.30 £35.35 £38.75
UK median hourly rate £14.76 £17.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year -15.64% +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 10264 10856 8956
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 11.14% 11.12% 8.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 6945 6998 5539
England median daily rate £475 £445 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.74% +11.25% +3.23%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £230
90th Percentile £625 £588 £565
UK median daily rate £475 £435 £400
% change year-on-year +9.20% +8.75% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 243 236 306
England median hourly rate £17.50 £21.63 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.08% +2.98% +7.69%
10th Percentile £10.75 £12.75 £11.38
90th Percentile £47.76 £43.52 £43.00
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £22.25 £20.00
% change year-on-year -19.10% +11.25% -

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 23 October 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 23 October 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 23 October 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 +11 607 £345 -10.97% 37
South East -6 308 £375 +17.19% 27
North of England +11 234 £300 - 26
Midlands +46 155 £300 -22.63% 15
East of England -12 125 £300 +14.29% 5
North West +19 111 £300 -15.49% 13
West Midlands +42 98 £275 -21.43% 7
South West -31 83 £275 -15.38% 4
Yorkshire +2 82 £155 -46.55% 11
East Midlands +4 55 £300 -45.45% 8
North East +16 42 £303 +4.31% 2
SCCM
UK

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 1216 (80.58%) Windows
2 825 (54.67%) Active Directory
3 693 (45.92%) Microsoft
4 475 (31.48%) Office 365
5 444 (29.42%) Windows 10
6 435 (28.83%) VMware
7 430 (28.50%) Windows 7
8 366 (24.25%) Windows Server
9 358 (23.72%) Citrix
10 320 (21.21%) ITIL
11 292 (19.35%) PowerShell
12 258 (17.10%) Microsoft App-V
13 244 (16.17%) VMware Infrastructure
14 238 (15.77%) SCOM
15 233 (15.44%) Migration
16 227 (15.04%) Microsoft Office
17 223 (14.78%) MS Exchange
18 221 (14.65%) Windows Server 2012
19 193 (12.79%) Security Cleared
20 191 (12.66%) Finance
21 180 (11.93%) DNS
22 178 (11.80%) Windows Server 2008
23 170 (11.27%) Microsoft Azure
24 167 (11.07%) DHCP
25 160 (10.60%) SC Cleared
26 157 (10.40%) Hyper-V
27 148 (9.81%) Microsoft Certification
28 145 (9.61%) HP
29 142 (9.41%) Cisco
30 126 (8.35%) SQL Server

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
1 223 (14.78%) MS Exchange
2 116 (7.69%) Skype for Business
3 100 (6.63%) Exchange Server 2010
4 82 (5.43%) SharePoint
5 44 (2.92%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 43 (2.85%) IIS
7 42 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2013
8 22 (1.46%) Exchange Server 2007
9 14 (0.93%) SharePoint 2013
10 13 (0.86%) SharePoint 2010
11 9 (0.60%) Apache
11 9 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2003
11 9 (0.60%) Site Server
12 8 (0.53%) GroupWise
13 7 (0.46%) WebSphere
14 4 (0.27%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 4 (0.27%) Drupal
14 4 (0.27%) IBM Notes
14 4 (0.27%) OpenStack
14 4 (0.27%) WordPress
Applications
1 227 (15.04%) Microsoft Office
2 26 (1.72%) Microsoft Excel
3 20 (1.33%) MS Visio
4 16 (1.06%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (0.27%) Microsoft Project
6 3 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.20%) Stata
7 1 (0.066%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.066%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 12 (0.80%) Eikon
2 6 (0.40%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (0.33%) Unit4 Business World
4 3 (0.20%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.13%) Primavera
5 2 (0.13%) Teamcenter
5 2 (0.13%) Temenos T24
6 1 (0.066%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.066%) SAP EWM
6 1 (0.066%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 475 (31.48%) Office 365
2 170 (11.27%) Microsoft Azure
3 76 (5.04%) Amazon AWS
4 36 (2.39%) Azure Active Directory
5 30 (1.99%) OneDrive
6 22 (1.46%) PaaS
7 20 (1.33%) IaaS
8 17 (1.13%) G Suite
9 6 (0.40%) SaaS
10 4 (0.27%) Cloud Computing
11 2 (0.13%) Amazon EC2
11 2 (0.13%) Mimecast
11 2 (0.13%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 1 (0.066%) Adobe Creative Cloud
12 1 (0.066%) Dynamics 365
12 1 (0.066%) Google Cloud Platform
12 1 (0.066%) iTunes
12 1 (0.066%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 180 (11.93%) DNS
2 167 (11.07%) DHCP
3 111 (7.36%) Firewall
3 111 (7.36%) SAN
4 107 (7.09%) LAN
5 90 (5.96%) WAN
6 87 (5.77%) Skype
7 84 (5.57%) TCP/IP
8 49 (3.25%) Remote Desktop
9 48 (3.18%) VPN
10 41 (2.72%) LDAP
11 37 (2.45%) NAS
12 32 (2.12%) VLAN
13 31 (2.05%) Wireless
14 30 (1.99%) Kerberos
15 27 (1.79%) Internet
16 24 (1.59%) Wi-Fi
17 23 (1.52%) NetScaler
18 20 (1.33%) SMS
19 18 (1.19%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 126 (8.35%) SQL Server
2 40 (2.65%) SQL Server 2012
3 19 (1.26%) SQL Server 2005
4 18 (1.19%) SQL Server 2008
4 18 (1.19%) SQL Server 2016
5 11 (0.73%) Big Data
6 8 (0.53%) MySQL
7 7 (0.46%) DB2
7 7 (0.46%) Hadoop
7 7 (0.46%) SQL Server 2014
8 5 (0.33%) EDRMS
8 5 (0.33%) PostgreSQL
9 4 (0.27%) MongoDB
10 3 (0.20%) Oracle Database
10 3 (0.20%) Relational Database
10 3 (0.20%) SQL Server 2000
11 2 (0.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 1 (0.066%) Amazon RDS
12 1 (0.066%) Power BI
12 1 (0.066%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 95 (6.30%) MSI
2 22 (1.46%) JIRA
3 16 (1.06%) InstallShield
4 15 (0.99%) AdminStudio
5 9 (0.60%) Zephyr
6 3 (0.20%) Git (software)
6 3 (0.20%) WiX
7 2 (0.13%) HP UFT
7 2 (0.13%) Jenkins
7 2 (0.13%) TestRail
7 2 (0.13%) Vagrant
8 1 (0.066%) Ant
8 1 (0.066%) Hudson
8 1 (0.066%) Maven
8 1 (0.066%) SoapUI
8 1 (0.066%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 1 (0.066%) Subversion
8 1 (0.066%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.066%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.066%) XMLSpy
General
1 191 (12.66%) Finance
2 53 (3.51%) Banking
3 34 (2.25%) Retail
4 20 (1.33%) Telecoms
5 19 (1.26%) Legal
6 15 (0.99%) Publishing
7 14 (0.93%) Law
8 12 (0.80%) Financial Institution
8 12 (0.80%) Local Government
9 10 (0.66%) Manufacturing
10 9 (0.60%) Advertising
10 9 (0.60%) Investment Banking
11 4 (0.27%) Electronics
11 4 (0.27%) Marketing
12 3 (0.20%) Back Office
13 2 (0.13%) Aerospace
13 2 (0.13%) Front Office
13 2 (0.13%) Retail Banking
14 1 (0.066%) Games
14 1 (0.066%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 212 (14.05%) Analyst
2 206 (13.65%) Desktop Support
3 167 (11.07%) Support Engineer
4 142 (9.41%) Consultant
5 131 (8.68%) SCCM Engineer
6 125 (8.28%) Architect
7 119 (7.89%) Desktop Engineer
8 118 (7.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 108 (7.16%) 2nd Line Support
10 101 (6.69%) Windows Engineer
11 84 (5.57%) Support Analyst
12 73 (4.84%) 3rd Line Support
13 71 (4.71%) 3rd Line Engineer
14 68 (4.51%) Applications Packager
15 61 (4.04%) Desktop Support Engineer
16 58 (3.84%) SCCM Consultant
17 56 (3.71%) Administrator
18 49 (3.25%) IT Support
19 47 (3.11%) 2nd Line Engineer
20 45 (2.98%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (1.39%) Web Services
2 20 (1.33%) Software Packaging
2 20 (1.33%) WSH
3 12 (0.80%) .NET
4 7 (0.46%) XML
5 6 (0.40%) HTML
5 6 (0.40%) REST
5 6 (0.40%) SAML
6 5 (0.33%) 802.1X
6 5 (0.33%) AngularJS
6 5 (0.33%) Regular Expression
7 3 (0.20%) Elastic Stack
8 2 (0.13%) ASP.NET
8 2 (0.13%) MSMQ
8 2 (0.13%) OCX
8 2 (0.13%) WCF
8 2 (0.13%) XMPP
9 1 (0.066%) COM
9 1 (0.066%) CSS
9 1 (0.066%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 87 (5.77%) Data Centre
2 79 (5.24%) Analytical Skills
3 72 (4.77%) Blackberry
4 43 (2.85%) Clustering
5 39 (2.58%) Management Information System
6 36 (2.39%) Smartphone
7 35 (2.32%) Fat Client
7 35 (2.32%) Thin Client
8 34 (2.25%) Driving Licence
9 33 (2.19%) Video Conferencing
10 29 (1.92%) Replication
11 23 (1.52%) iPhone
12 22 (1.46%) CESG
13 20 (1.33%) Computer Science
14 18 (1.19%) User Experience
15 16 (1.06%) BYOD
15 16 (1.06%) Client/Server
16 15 (0.99%) PKI
17 14 (0.93%) iPad
18 13 (0.86%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 1216 (80.58%) Windows
2 444 (29.42%) Windows 10
3 430 (28.50%) Windows 7
4 366 (24.25%) Windows Server
5 221 (14.65%) Windows Server 2012
6 178 (11.80%) Windows Server 2008
7 91 (6.03%) Linux
8 65 (4.31%) Apple iOS
9 64 (4.24%) Android
9 64 (4.24%) Windows 8
9 64 (4.24%) Windows Server 2003
10 33 (2.19%) Windows XP
11 31 (2.05%) Unix
12 27 (1.79%) Windows Vista
13 24 (1.59%) Mac OS
13 24 (1.59%) Mac OS X
14 18 (1.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 16 (1.06%) Solaris
16 11 (0.73%) Windows Phone
17 9 (0.60%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 320 (21.21%) ITIL
2 233 (15.44%) Migration
3 118 (7.82%) Application Packaging
4 64 (4.24%) Service Delivery
5 63 (4.17%) Change Management
5 63 (4.17%) Service Management
6 55 (3.64%) Incident Management
7 54 (3.58%) Project Management
8 52 (3.45%) Mobile Device Management
9 51 (3.38%) Configuration Management
10 49 (3.25%) Agile Software Development
10 49 (3.25%) Software Deployment
11 44 (2.92%) Asset Management
12 40 (2.65%) ITSM
12 40 (2.65%) PRINCE2
13 38 (2.52%) Disaster Recovery
13 38 (2.52%) Patch Management
14 36 (2.39%) Customer Requirements
15 35 (2.32%) ITIL V3
16 34 (2.25%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 292 (19.35%) PowerShell
2 102 (6.76%) SQL
3 94 (6.23%) VBScript
4 15 (0.99%) JavaScript
5 11 (0.73%) Python
6 9 (0.60%) C
6 9 (0.60%) Java
6 9 (0.60%) Perl
6 9 (0.60%) VB
7 8 (0.53%) PHP
8 7 (0.46%) Ruby
9 5 (0.33%) Shell Script
10 4 (0.27%) C#
11 3 (0.20%) AppleScript
11 3 (0.20%) Bash Shell
12 2 (0.13%) VB.NET
13 1 (0.066%) Groovy
13 1 (0.066%) R
13 1 (0.066%) T-SQL
13 1 (0.066%) VBA
Qualifications
1 193 (12.79%) Security Cleared
2 160 (10.60%) SC Cleared
3 148 (9.81%) Microsoft Certification
4 107 (7.09%) MCSE
5 57 (3.78%) MCSA
6 42 (2.78%) Degree
7 38 (2.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 32 (2.12%) MCP
9 29 (1.92%) Cisco Certification
9 29 (1.92%) DV Cleared
10 25 (1.66%) ITIL Certification
10 25 (1.66%) MCITP
11 24 (1.59%) MCDST
12 22 (1.46%) DBS Check
13 21 (1.39%) CCNA
14 19 (1.26%) Computer Science Degree
15 15 (0.99%) BPSS Clearance
15 15 (0.99%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 9 (0.60%) CTC Cleared
16 9 (0.60%) Microsoft Certified Architect
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 86 (5.70%) SLA
2 41 (2.72%) QA
3 14 (0.93%) PCI DSS
4 11 (0.73%) Disclosure Scotland
5 10 (0.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 5 (0.33%) COBIT
6 5 (0.33%) GDPR
7 3 (0.20%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.066%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.066%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 1 (0.066%) PMO
System Software
1 825 (54.67%) Active Directory
2 258 (17.10%) Microsoft App-V
3 244 (16.17%) VMware Infrastructure
4 157 (10.40%) Hyper-V
5 125 (8.28%) XenApp
6 73 (4.84%) XenDesktop
7 48 (3.18%) BitLocker
7 48 (3.18%) VMware ESXi
8 44 (2.92%) vSphere
9 28 (1.86%) Virtual Machines
10 25 (1.66%) Terminal Services
11 21 (1.39%) Virtual Desktop
11 21 (1.39%) XenServer
12 17 (1.13%) VMware Workstation
13 16 (1.06%) DFS Replication
14 8 (0.53%) Virtual Servers
14 8 (0.53%) VMware Server
15 4 (0.27%) Docker
15 4 (0.27%) Firmware
15 4 (0.27%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 238 (15.77%) SCOM
2 70 (4.64%) Microsoft Intune
2 70 (4.64%) WSUS
3 58 (3.84%) AirWatch
4 44 (2.92%) Norton AntiVirus
5 27 (1.79%) McAfee ePO
5 27 (1.79%) SCSM
6 26 (1.72%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 25 (1.66%) SCOrch
8 24 (1.59%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 21 (1.39%) WMI
10 19 (1.26%) Microsoft Clustering
10 19 (1.26%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 19 (1.26%) NetBackup
10 19 (1.26%) SCVMM
11 17 (1.13%) Puppet
12 15 (0.99%) Opscode Chef
13 14 (0.93%) Backup Exec
14 13 (0.86%) Nagios
14 13 (0.86%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 693 (45.92%) Microsoft
2 435 (28.83%) VMware
3 358 (23.72%) Citrix
4 145 (9.61%) HP
5 142 (9.41%) Cisco
6 75 (4.97%) Apple
7 70 (4.64%) Dell
8 67 (4.44%) AppSense
8 67 (4.44%) Symantec
9 50 (3.31%) NetApp
10 49 (3.25%) McAfee
10 49 (3.25%) SolarWinds
11 47 (3.11%) Altiris
12 41 (2.72%) ServiceNow
13 35 (2.32%) LANDesk
14 31 (2.05%) MobileIron
14 31 (2.05%) Red Hat
15 26 (1.72%) Google
15 26 (1.72%) Wyse
16 25 (1.66%) Bloomberg