Period
to 24 April 2018

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 24 April 2018 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
24 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 150 195 185
Rank change year-on-year +45 -10 -29
Contract jobs citing SCCM 1,695 1,175 1,415
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.83% 1.39% 1.45%
As % of the Systems Management category 14.06% 13.03% 14.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,080 771 821
England median daily rate £325 £325 £325
10th Percentile £135 £150 £150
90th Percentile £513 £513 £525
UK median daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 105 83 144
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
10th Percentile £12.33 £11.25 £11.08
90th Percentile £31.50 £40.00 £37.50
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.64 £17.50
% change year-on-year -0.77% +0.77% +4.67%

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 12,059 9,017 9,696
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.02% 10.68% 9.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,093 6,014 6,178
England median daily rate £500 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £288 £281 £263
90th Percentile £635 £613 £588
UK median daily rate £485 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +7.78% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 270 207 260
England median hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £20.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.67% +3.70% +8.00%
10th Percentile £11.65 £12.00 £11.48
90th Percentile £47.83 £54.25 £52.50
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £21.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year -18.60% +2.38% +12.00%

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 24 April 2018.

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 24 April 2018.

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 24 April 2018. 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 +26 745 £350 -6.67% 116
South East +60 388 £325 -3.70% 54
North of England +11 191 £280 +6.67% 52
East of England +24 129 £305 +10.91% 10
South West +43 121 £325 +3.59% 26
Midlands -14 120 £325 +18.18% 31
North West +34 113 £344 +25.00% 16
West Midlands +21 70 £316 +3.27% 15
Yorkshire -14 59 £210 -7.18% 30
East Midlands -25 49 £355 +40.55% 16
North East -5 20 £220 +2.92% 6
SCCM
UK

For the 6 months to 24 April 2018, 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 1,327 (78.29%) Windows
2 983 (57.99%) Active Directory
3 767 (45.25%) Microsoft
4 626 (36.93%) Windows 10
5 515 (30.38%) Office 365
6 465 (27.43%) Windows 7
6 465 (27.43%) VMware
7 448 (26.43%) Windows Server
8 423 (24.96%) Citrix
9 412 (24.31%) PowerShell
10 331 (19.53%) ITIL
11 288 (16.99%) Security Cleared
12 284 (16.76%) VMware Infrastructure
13 265 (15.63%) Microsoft Azure
14 251 (14.81%) SC Cleared
15 248 (14.63%) Migration
16 241 (14.22%) Microsoft Office
17 240 (14.16%) SCOM
18 231 (13.63%) Windows Server 2012
19 224 (13.22%) Microsoft App-V
20 222 (13.10%) Windows Server 2008
21 219 (12.92%) Finance
22 205 (12.09%) MS Exchange
23 203 (11.98%) DNS
24 195 (11.50%) Hyper-V
25 185 (10.91%) Cisco
26 171 (10.09%) DHCP
27 162 (9.56%) Microsoft Certification
28 161 (9.50%) SQL
29 156 (9.20%) HP

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
1 205 (12.09%) MS Exchange
2 140 (8.26%) Skype for Business
3 92 (5.43%) SharePoint
4 77 (4.54%) IIS
5 45 (2.65%) Exchange Server 2010
6 35 (2.06%) Exchange Server 2013
7 17 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2007
8 10 (0.59%) Apache
8 10 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2003
9 9 (0.53%) Tomcat
9 9 (0.53%) WebSphere
10 8 (0.47%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 6 (0.35%) CMS
12 5 (0.29%) IBM Domino
12 5 (0.29%) SharePoint Server
13 4 (0.24%) Confluence
13 4 (0.24%) JBoss
13 4 (0.24%) OpenStack
14 3 (0.18%) Exchange Server 2000
14 3 (0.18%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 241 (14.22%) Microsoft Office
2 20 (1.18%) Microsoft Excel
3 17 (1.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 11 (0.65%) MS Visio
5 6 (0.35%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.059%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.059%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 17 (1.00%) RMDS
2 3 (0.18%) LatentZero
3 1 (0.059%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.059%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.059%) Servitor
Cloud Services
1 515 (30.38%) Office 365
2 265 (15.63%) Microsoft Azure
3 94 (5.55%) Amazon AWS
4 67 (3.95%) Azure Active Directory
5 34 (2.01%) OneDrive
6 21 (1.24%) IaaS
7 16 (0.94%) G Suite
7 16 (0.94%) PaaS
8 10 (0.59%) SaaS
8 10 (0.59%) Yammer
9 4 (0.24%) Cloud Computing
9 4 (0.24%) iTunes
10 2 (0.12%) AWS CloudFormation
10 2 (0.12%) Dynamics 365
10 2 (0.12%) GitHub
10 2 (0.12%) Mimecast
11 1 (0.059%) Akamai
11 1 (0.059%) Google Cloud Platform
11 1 (0.059%) IBM Cloud
11 1 (0.059%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 203 (11.98%) DNS
2 171 (10.09%) DHCP
3 126 (7.43%) LAN
3 126 (7.43%) Skype
4 122 (7.20%) Firewall
5 106 (6.25%) SAN
5 106 (6.25%) WAN
6 98 (5.78%) VPN
7 93 (5.49%) TCP/IP
8 54 (3.19%) Internet
9 51 (3.01%) Remote Desktop
10 39 (2.30%) SSL
11 38 (2.24%) VLAN
12 26 (1.53%) NAS
12 26 (1.53%) SMS
13 25 (1.47%) NetScaler
13 25 (1.47%) VoIP
13 25 (1.47%) Wireless
14 24 (1.42%) IP Telephony
15 23 (1.36%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 123 (7.26%) SQL Server
2 26 (1.53%) Amazon RDS
3 20 (1.18%) SQL Server 2012
4 14 (0.83%) SQL Server 2005
5 12 (0.71%) SQL Server 2016
6 11 (0.65%) Power BI
6 11 (0.65%) SQL Server 2008
7 9 (0.53%) Big Data
7 9 (0.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 7 (0.41%) BusinessObjects
9 6 (0.35%) Blockchain
9 6 (0.35%) Oracle Database
9 6 (0.35%) SAP Data Services
10 5 (0.29%) Hadoop
10 5 (0.29%) MySQL
11 4 (0.24%) Azure SQL Database
11 4 (0.24%) DB2
11 4 (0.24%) SQL Server 2000
11 4 (0.24%) SQL Server 2014
11 4 (0.24%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 87 (5.13%) MSI
2 35 (2.06%) JIRA
3 20 (1.18%) AdminStudio
4 14 (0.83%) InstallShield
5 10 (0.59%) Team Foundation Server
6 8 (0.47%) Jenkins
7 7 (0.41%) Visual Studio Team System
8 5 (0.29%) WiX
8 5 (0.29%) Zephyr
9 4 (0.24%) JMeter
9 4 (0.24%) LoadRunner
9 4 (0.24%) Subversion
9 4 (0.24%) Visual Studio
10 2 (0.12%) Artifactory
10 2 (0.12%) ClearCase
10 2 (0.12%) Hudson
10 2 (0.12%) SilkTest
10 2 (0.12%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 2 (0.12%) WinDbg
11 1 (0.059%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 219 (12.92%) Finance
2 43 (2.54%) Banking
3 33 (1.95%) Retail
4 31 (1.83%) Publishing
5 28 (1.65%) Telecoms
6 27 (1.59%) Law
7 19 (1.12%) Legal
8 18 (1.06%) Local Government
9 15 (0.88%) Manufacturing
10 12 (0.71%) Back Office
10 12 (0.71%) Financial Institution
10 12 (0.71%) Marketing
11 11 (0.65%) Investment Banking
12 7 (0.41%) Electronics
13 6 (0.35%) Advertising
14 5 (0.29%) Front Office
14 5 (0.29%) Games
15 4 (0.24%) Spanish Language
16 3 (0.18%) French Language
16 3 (0.18%) Japanese Language
Job Titles
1 242 (14.28%) Analyst
2 237 (13.98%) Desktop Support
3 197 (11.62%) Support Engineer
4 163 (9.62%) Windows Engineer
5 161 (9.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 149 (8.79%) Architect
7 127 (7.49%) SCCM Engineer
8 117 (6.90%) Consultant
9 112 (6.61%) 2nd Line Support
10 106 (6.25%) Desktop Engineer
11 93 (5.49%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 88 (5.19%) Support Analyst
13 68 (4.01%) Applications Packager
13 68 (4.01%) Server Engineer
14 66 (3.89%) Service Analyst
15 64 (3.78%) 3rd Line Support
16 61 (3.60%) SCCM Consultant
17 60 (3.54%) Administrator
18 59 (3.48%) 2nd Line Engineer
19 56 (3.30%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (2.42%) Web Services
2 17 (1.00%) Software Packaging
3 13 (0.77%) .NET
4 12 (0.71%) 802.1X
5 8 (0.47%) REST
6 6 (0.35%) .NET Framework
6 6 (0.35%) CSS
6 6 (0.35%) HTML
6 6 (0.35%) LDAP
6 6 (0.35%) XML
7 5 (0.29%) AngularJS
7 5 (0.29%) Entity Framework
7 5 (0.29%) JSON
7 5 (0.29%) MFC
7 5 (0.29%) NHibernate
7 5 (0.29%) Node.js
7 5 (0.29%) SailPoint
7 5 (0.29%) WCF
7 5 (0.29%) WPF
7 5 (0.29%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 88 (5.19%) Data Centre
2 85 (5.01%) Analytical Skills
3 79 (4.66%) PKI
4 55 (3.24%) Clustering
5 52 (3.07%) Smartphone
6 45 (2.65%) Blackberry
6 45 (2.65%) Management Information System
7 39 (2.30%) Self-Motivation
8 33 (1.95%) Fat Client
8 33 (1.95%) Thin Client
9 28 (1.65%) iPad
10 27 (1.59%) iPhone
11 24 (1.42%) Video Conferencing
12 21 (1.24%) User Experience
13 20 (1.18%) CMDB
14 15 (0.88%) NHS
15 14 (0.83%) Replication
16 13 (0.77%) Client/Server
16 13 (0.77%) Computer Science
16 13 (0.77%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 1,327 (78.29%) Windows
2 626 (36.93%) Windows 10
3 465 (27.43%) Windows 7
4 448 (26.43%) Windows Server
5 231 (13.63%) Windows Server 2012
6 222 (13.10%) Windows Server 2008
7 110 (6.49%) Linux
8 75 (4.42%) Windows Server 2003
9 73 (4.31%) Android
10 66 (3.89%) Apple iOS
11 57 (3.36%) Windows 8
12 50 (2.95%) Mac OS X
13 45 (2.65%) Windows XP
14 33 (1.95%) Unix
15 29 (1.71%) Mac OS
16 22 (1.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 19 (1.12%) SUSE
18 16 (0.94%) AIX
18 16 (0.94%) Windows 2000
19 14 (0.83%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 331 (19.53%) ITIL
2 248 (14.63%) Migration
3 124 (7.32%) Application Packaging
4 107 (6.31%) Problem-Solving
5 97 (5.72%) Service Management
6 82 (4.84%) Change Management
7 76 (4.48%) Problem Management
8 67 (3.95%) Project Management
9 66 (3.89%) Incident Management
10 61 (3.60%) Configuration Management
11 58 (3.42%) Server Building
12 57 (3.36%) Asset Management
12 57 (3.36%) Mobile Device Management
12 57 (3.36%) Software Deployment
13 54 (3.19%) Service Delivery
14 48 (2.83%) User Acceptance Testing
15 44 (2.60%) Stakeholder Management
16 43 (2.54%) ITIL V3
17 39 (2.30%) PRINCE2
18 38 (2.24%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 412 (24.31%) PowerShell
2 161 (9.50%) SQL
3 116 (6.84%) VBScript
4 37 (2.18%) VB
5 23 (1.36%) Java
6 17 (1.00%) Python
7 16 (0.94%) JavaScript
8 13 (0.77%) Bash Shell
9 9 (0.53%) C
9 9 (0.53%) C#
9 9 (0.53%) T-SQL
10 8 (0.47%) PHP
11 7 (0.41%) Perl
12 5 (0.29%) Ruby
13 4 (0.24%) Shell Script
14 1 (0.059%) AppleScript
Qualifications
1 288 (16.99%) Security Cleared
2 251 (14.81%) SC Cleared
3 162 (9.56%) Microsoft Certification
4 104 (6.14%) MCSE
5 60 (3.54%) MCSA
6 44 (2.60%) MCP
7 42 (2.48%) DV Cleared
8 33 (1.95%) Cisco Certification
8 33 (1.95%) Degree
9 32 (1.89%) ITIL Certification
10 29 (1.71%) CCNA
11 23 (1.36%) A+ Certification
12 21 (1.24%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 20 (1.18%) MCDST
14 19 (1.12%) MCITP
15 18 (1.06%) Citrix Certification
15 18 (1.06%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 15 (0.88%) CCA
17 12 (0.71%) CCNP
17 12 (0.71%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 101 (5.96%) SLA
2 18 (1.06%) QA
3 17 (1.00%) GDPR
4 9 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 7 (0.41%) PMO
6 6 (0.35%) PCI DSS
7 5 (0.29%) COBIT
7 5 (0.29%) Disclosure Scotland
8 2 (0.12%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 19770
9 1 (0.059%) Def Stans
9 1 (0.059%) GCP
9 1 (0.059%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 983 (57.99%) Active Directory
2 284 (16.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 224 (13.22%) Microsoft App-V
4 195 (11.50%) Hyper-V
5 131 (7.73%) XenApp
6 108 (6.37%) XenDesktop
7 95 (5.60%) VMware ESXi
8 83 (4.90%) BitLocker
9 79 (4.66%) vSphere
10 36 (2.12%) Virtual Desktop
11 33 (1.95%) VMware Workstation
12 30 (1.77%) Virtual Machines
13 25 (1.47%) XenServer
14 20 (1.18%) DFS Replication
15 16 (0.94%) Virtual Servers
16 11 (0.65%) Terminal Services
17 10 (0.59%) Xen
18 9 (0.53%) Citrix Presentation Server
19 8 (0.47%) NFS
20 7 (0.41%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 240 (14.16%) SCOM
2 99 (5.84%) Microsoft Intune
3 83 (4.90%) WSUS
4 56 (3.30%) AirWatch
5 48 (2.83%) SCVMM
6 39 (2.30%) vCenter Server
7 33 (1.95%) McAfee ePO
8 32 (1.89%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 31 (1.83%) Microsoft Clustering
10 30 (1.77%) Norton AntiVirus
11 26 (1.53%) Nagios
12 24 (1.42%) SCOrch
13 22 (1.30%) NetBackup
14 18 (1.06%) Puppet
15 17 (1.00%) SCSM
16 16 (0.94%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
17 15 (0.88%) Forefront Identity Manager
17 15 (0.88%) Single Sign-On
18 14 (0.83%) Backup Exec
19 9 (0.53%) EdgeSight
Vendors
1 767 (45.25%) Microsoft
2 465 (27.43%) VMware
3 423 (24.96%) Citrix
4 185 (10.91%) Cisco
5 156 (9.20%) HP
6 119 (7.02%) Ivanti
7 86 (5.07%) McAfee
8 84 (4.96%) Apple
9 74 (4.37%) Dell
10 62 (3.66%) Symantec
11 61 (3.60%) ServiceNow
12 58 (3.42%) SolarWinds
13 54 (3.19%) NetApp
14 41 (2.42%) EMC
15 38 (2.24%) Google
15 38 (2.24%) IBM
16 37 (2.18%) Remedy
17 33 (1.95%) Bloomberg
18 32 (1.89%) Oracle
19 30 (1.77%) Veeam