Period
to 1 October 2020

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 1 October 2020 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
1 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 154 89 118
Rank change year-on-year -65 +29 +53
Contract jobs citing SCCM 454 2,151 2,078
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 1.75% 2.69% 2.23%
As % of the Systems Management category 11.01% 18.09% 15.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 303 1,491 1,299
Median daily rate £350 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.67% +7.14% +7.69%
10th Percentile £144 £150 £154
90th Percentile £520 £519 £523
UK median daily rate £373 £375 £348
% change year-on-year -0.53% +7.91% +6.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 148 194
Median hourly rate £19.50 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.43% - +20.69%
10th Percentile £12.67 £13.07 £12.75
90th Percentile £43.75 £28.25 £30.60
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £18.73 £17.50
% change year-on-year +1.47% +7.00% +16.67%

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 4,125 11,889 13,020
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 15.91% 14.85% 13.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,660 8,087 8,868
Median daily rate £500 £500 £500
10th Percentile £313 £294 £300
90th Percentile £675 £675 £650
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £490
% change year-on-year - +2.04% +5.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 117 269 363
Median hourly rate £35.00 £20.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +70.73% +13.89% +2.86%
10th Percentile £13.86 £12.44 £12.25
90th Percentile £47.83 £54.10 £47.00
Median hourly rate £35.00 £21.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year +62.79% +16.22% +2.78%

SCCM
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for SCCM in England

SCCM
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing SCCM in England.

Daily rate trend for SCCM in England

SCCM
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing SCCM in England over the 6 months to 1 October 2020.

Daily rate histogram for SCCM in England

SCCM
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing SCCM in England.

Hourly rate trend for SCCM in England

SCCM
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing SCCM in England over the 6 months to 1 October 2020.

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 1 October 2020. 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 -83 148 £375 -6.25% 37
South East -4 89 £364 -6.13% 38
North of England -2 74 £275 -21.43% 33
North West +14 59 £226 -28.74% 13
South West -26 50 £468 +24.80% 18
Midlands -3 47 £325 +1.56% 12
East of England +9 35 £350 -6.67% 7
West Midlands +13 34 £400 +32.78% 9
East Midlands -2 13 £130 -60.00% 3
Yorkshire +6 12 £250 -33.33% 14
North East +21 3 £325 +23.81% 6
SCCM
UK

For the 6 months to 1 October 2020, 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.

1 345 (75.99%) Windows
2 258 (56.83%) Active Directory
3 242 (53.30%) Microsoft
4 195 (42.95%) Windows 10
5 153 (33.70%) Office 365
6 116 (25.55%) Azure
7 94 (20.70%) VMware
7 94 (20.70%) Windows Server
8 92 (20.26%) Security Cleared
9 89 (19.60%) PowerShell
10 81 (17.84%) Citrix
11 80 (17.62%) Microsoft Office
12 69 (15.20%) Windows 7
13 65 (14.32%) SC Cleared
14 63 (13.88%) Finance
15 62 (13.66%) ITIL
16 59 (13.00%) Migration
16 59 (13.00%) Microsoft Intune
17 58 (12.78%) VMware Infrastructure
18 56 (12.33%) Application Packaging
19 54 (11.89%) DNS
20 52 (11.45%) Public Sector
21 48 (10.57%) SCOM
22 42 (9.25%) SQL
22 42 (9.25%) Windows Server 2012
23 41 (9.03%) DHCP
24 40 (8.81%) WSUS
24 40 (8.81%) Infrastructure Engineering
25 37 (8.15%) Microsoft App-V
25 37 (8.15%) Azure Active Directory

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 27 (5.95%) SharePoint
2 17 (3.74%) MS Exchange
3 14 (3.08%) IIS
3 14 (3.08%) Skype for Business
4 6 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2013
5 5 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (0.66%) BizTalk Server
6 3 (0.66%) CMS
6 3 (0.66%) IBM Notes
7 2 (0.44%) Site Server
8 1 (0.22%) Apache
8 1 (0.22%) Confluence
8 1 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.22%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 80 (17.62%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (2.64%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (1.98%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.44%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.22%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (0.88%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.22%) assyst
2 1 (0.22%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.22%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.22%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 153 (33.70%) Office 365
2 116 (25.55%) Azure
3 37 (8.15%) Azure Active Directory
4 22 (4.85%) SaaS
5 21 (4.63%) AWS
6 20 (4.41%) IaaS
7 19 (4.19%) PaaS
8 14 (3.08%) OneDrive
9 6 (1.32%) Power Platform
10 5 (1.10%) GCP
11 2 (0.44%) Azure ExpressRoute
11 2 (0.44%) Power Automate
11 2 (0.44%) Yammer
12 1 (0.22%) Amazon ECS
12 1 (0.22%) AWS CodeCommit
12 1 (0.22%) AWS OpsWorks
12 1 (0.22%) IBM Cloud
12 1 (0.22%) Logic Apps
12 1 (0.22%) PowerApps
12 1 (0.22%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 54 (11.89%) DNS
2 41 (9.03%) DHCP
3 34 (7.49%) Firewall
4 31 (6.83%) Skype
4 31 (6.83%) WAN
5 25 (5.51%) VPN
6 24 (5.29%) LAN
6 24 (5.29%) SAN
7 16 (3.52%) TCP/IP
8 10 (2.20%) Wi-Fi
8 10 (2.20%) Wireless
9 9 (1.98%) NetScaler
9 9 (1.98%) VoIP
10 8 (1.76%) VSAN
11 7 (1.54%) Network Security
12 5 (1.10%) Internet
12 5 (1.10%) MPLS
13 4 (0.88%) Remote Desktop
14 3 (0.66%) NAS
14 3 (0.66%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (5.07%) SQL Server
2 7 (1.54%) Azure SQL Database
3 5 (1.10%) Amazon RDS
3 5 (1.10%) Power BI
3 5 (1.10%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (0.44%) Big Data
4 2 (0.44%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (0.44%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (0.44%) SQL Server 2014
4 2 (0.44%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (0.22%) dBASE
5 1 (0.22%) MS Access
5 1 (0.22%) MySQL
5 1 (0.22%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 14 (3.08%) MSI
2 4 (0.88%) InstallShield
3 2 (0.44%) JIRA
4 1 (0.22%) AdminStudio
4 1 (0.22%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (0.22%) Bitbucket
4 1 (0.22%) ClearCase
4 1 (0.22%) ClearQuest
4 1 (0.22%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.22%) Hudson
4 1 (0.22%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.22%) Oracle APEX
4 1 (0.22%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 63 (13.88%) Finance
2 52 (11.45%) Public Sector
3 19 (4.19%) Telecoms
4 12 (2.64%) Banking
5 11 (2.42%) Local Government
6 10 (2.20%) Manufacturing
7 9 (1.98%) Retail
8 7 (1.54%) Electronics
8 7 (1.54%) Marketing
8 7 (1.54%) Publishing
9 5 (1.10%) German Language
9 5 (1.10%) Italian Language
9 5 (1.10%) Spanish Language
10 3 (0.66%) Automotive
10 3 (0.66%) Financial Institution
10 3 (0.66%) French Language
11 2 (0.44%) Investment Banking
11 2 (0.44%) Military
12 1 (0.22%) Czech Language
12 1 (0.22%) Legal
Job Titles
1 57 (12.56%) Support Engineer
2 46 (10.13%) Windows Engineer
3 44 (9.69%) Architect
4 39 (8.59%) Desktop Support
4 39 (8.59%) SCCM Engineer
5 37 (8.15%) Desktop Engineer
6 34 (7.49%) Consultant
7 33 (7.27%) Analyst
8 28 (6.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 24 (5.29%) 2nd Line Support
10 23 (5.07%) Applications Packager
11 21 (4.63%) Desktop Support Engineer
12 17 (3.74%) 2nd Line Engineer
13 16 (3.52%) IT Engineer
14 14 (3.08%) Infrastructure Architect
14 14 (3.08%) Systems Engineer
14 14 (3.08%) Wintel Engineer
15 11 (2.42%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
15 11 (2.42%) IT Support
16 10 (2.20%) SCCM Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (2.20%) Software Packaging
2 7 (1.54%) OAuth
2 7 (1.54%) OpenID
2 7 (1.54%) SAML
3 5 (1.10%) SailPoint
4 4 (0.88%) .NET
5 3 (0.66%) AngularJS
5 3 (0.66%) JSON
5 3 (0.66%) Node.js
5 3 (0.66%) React
6 2 (0.44%) HTML
6 2 (0.44%) SOAP
6 2 (0.44%) XML
7 1 (0.22%) Ajax
7 1 (0.22%) COM
7 1 (0.22%) Flash
7 1 (0.22%) Visualforce
7 1 (0.22%) WCF
7 1 (0.22%) Web Services
7 1 (0.22%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 35 (7.71%) NHS
2 20 (4.41%) Data Centre
3 18 (3.96%) Management Information System
4 17 (3.74%) PKI
5 15 (3.30%) Public Cloud
6 14 (3.08%) Analytical Skills
7 13 (2.86%) CMDB
8 11 (2.42%) User Experience
9 9 (1.98%) Video Conferencing
10 8 (1.76%) Clustering
10 8 (1.76%) Self-Motivation
11 7 (1.54%) Fat Client
11 7 (1.54%) Replication
11 7 (1.54%) Thin Client
12 6 (1.32%) Smartphone
13 5 (1.10%) Blackberry
13 5 (1.10%) Client/Server
14 4 (0.88%) Driving Licence
15 3 (0.66%) Enterprise Software
16 2 (0.44%) CCTV
Operating Systems
1 345 (75.99%) Windows
2 195 (42.95%) Windows 10
3 94 (20.70%) Windows Server
4 69 (15.20%) Windows 7
5 42 (9.25%) Windows Server 2012
6 35 (7.71%) Windows Server 2016
7 27 (5.95%) Windows Server 2008
8 21 (4.63%) Windows Server 2019
9 17 (3.74%) Apple iOS
9 17 (3.74%) Linux
10 10 (2.20%) Unix
11 9 (1.98%) Android
11 9 (1.98%) Windows 8
12 8 (1.76%) Mac OS
12 8 (1.76%) Windows XP
13 5 (1.10%) Windows Server 2003
14 4 (0.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 2 (0.44%) AIX
15 2 (0.44%) Mac OS X
16 1 (0.22%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (13.66%) ITIL
2 59 (13.00%) Migration
3 56 (12.33%) Application Packaging
4 40 (8.81%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 30 (6.61%) Cybersecurity
5 30 (6.61%) Problem-Solving
6 28 (6.17%) Agile Software Development
7 26 (5.73%) Patch Management
8 24 (5.29%) Mobile Device Management
9 22 (4.85%) Identity Access Management
10 19 (4.19%) Service Management
11 18 (3.96%) Software Deployment
12 16 (3.52%) Analytics
12 16 (3.52%) ITSM
12 16 (3.52%) Project Management
13 15 (3.30%) DevOps
14 14 (3.08%) Business Intelligence
15 13 (2.86%) Configuration Management
15 13 (2.86%) Scrum
15 13 (2.86%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 89 (19.60%) PowerShell
2 42 (9.25%) SQL
3 13 (2.86%) JavaScript
3 13 (2.86%) Python
3 13 (2.86%) VBScript
4 12 (2.64%) Java
5 11 (2.42%) VB
6 3 (0.66%) C
6 3 (0.66%) VBA
7 1 (0.22%) Apex Code
7 1 (0.22%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.22%) PHP
7 1 (0.22%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 92 (20.26%) Security Cleared
2 65 (14.32%) SC Cleared
3 30 (6.61%) Microsoft Certification
4 20 (4.41%) DV Cleared
5 14 (3.08%) MCSE
6 10 (2.20%) MCSA
7 8 (1.76%) Degree
8 7 (1.54%) DBS Check
9 5 (1.10%) ITIL Certification
9 5 (1.10%) MCP
10 4 (0.88%) CCNA
10 4 (0.88%) Cisco Certification
10 4 (0.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 3 (0.66%) A+ Certification
11 3 (0.66%) BPSS Clearance
12 2 (0.44%) CCNP
12 2 (0.44%) CISSP
12 2 (0.44%) Citrix Certification
12 2 (0.44%) HPE ATP
12 2 (0.44%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (2.20%) QA
2 6 (1.32%) SLA
3 3 (0.66%) Data Quality
3 3 (0.66%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.22%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.22%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.22%) GMP
5 1 (0.22%) GxP
5 1 (0.22%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 258 (56.83%) Active Directory
2 58 (12.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 37 (8.15%) Microsoft App-V
4 31 (6.83%) XenApp
5 26 (5.73%) vSphere
6 23 (5.07%) Hyper-V
7 21 (4.63%) XenDesktop
8 17 (3.74%) VMware ESXi
9 13 (2.86%) Virtual Desktop
10 8 (1.76%) Virtual Machines
11 7 (1.54%) BitLocker
11 7 (1.54%) VMware NSX
12 6 (1.32%) OpenAM
13 4 (0.88%) VMware Workstation
14 3 (0.66%) DFS Replication
15 2 (0.44%) Firmware
15 2 (0.44%) Terminal Server
15 2 (0.44%) Terminal Services
16 1 (0.22%) Citrix Hypervisor
16 1 (0.22%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 59 (13.00%) Microsoft Intune
2 48 (10.57%) SCOM
3 40 (8.81%) WSUS
4 12 (2.64%) AirWatch
5 10 (2.20%) McAfee ePO
5 10 (2.20%) Single Sign-On
5 10 (2.20%) vCenter Server
6 9 (1.98%) Microsoft Clustering
7 7 (1.54%) vRealize
8 6 (1.32%) FreeIPA
8 6 (1.32%) SCVMM
9 5 (1.10%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 4 (0.88%) Failover Clustering
10 4 (0.88%) NetBackup
10 4 (0.88%) SCSM
11 3 (0.66%) Nagios
11 3 (0.66%) Nessus
11 3 (0.66%) SCDPM
11 3 (0.66%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 3 (0.66%) WMI
Vendors
1 242 (53.30%) Microsoft
2 94 (20.70%) VMware
3 81 (17.84%) Citrix
4 26 (5.73%) ServiceNow
5 23 (5.07%) McAfee
6 21 (4.63%) Apple
6 21 (4.63%) Cisco
7 20 (4.41%) SolarWinds
8 15 (3.30%) HP
9 12 (2.64%) Google
10 11 (2.42%) Ivanti
11 10 (2.20%) Dell
11 10 (2.20%) Symantec
12 9 (1.98%) Twitter
13 8 (1.76%) Remedy
13 8 (1.76%) SAP
13 8 (1.76%) Veeam
14 7 (1.54%) EMC
14 7 (1.54%) NetApp
14 7 (1.54%) Palo Alto