Period
to 23 October 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 23 October 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
23 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 112 162 173
Rank change year-on-year +50 +11 +5
Contract jobs citing SCCM 2,135 1,509 1,578
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 2.26% 1.64% 1.62%
As % of the Systems Management category 15.75% 14.15% 13.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,322 935 978
England median daily rate £350 £325 £328
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% -0.76% +0.77%
10th Percentile £150 £138 £163
90th Percentile £501 £509 £519
UK median daily rate £349 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +7.31% - +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 214 99 117
England median hourly rate £17.50 £14.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.69% -17.14% +10.34%
10th Percentile £12.75 £10.70 £13.15
90th Percentile £28.25 £29.30 £35.35
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £14.76 £17.50
% change year-on-year +18.54% -15.64% +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 13,558 10,663 11,308
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 14.34% 11.57% 11.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,234 7,199 7,279
England median daily rate £500 £475 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +7.95% +10.00%
10th Percentile £300 £263 £263
90th Percentile £650 £625 £588
UK median daily rate £500 £470 £433
% change year-on-year +6.38% +8.67% +8.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 377 246 247
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -22.22% +7.14%
10th Percentile £12.25 £10.75 £12.75
90th Percentile £47.00 £47.67 £52.10
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.75 £23.50
% change year-on-year -1.41% -24.47% +16.42%

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 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 23 October 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 23 October 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 +46 852 £370 +7.25% 87
South East +41 431 £350 -6.67% 57
North of England +11 313 £350 +16.67% 75
Midlands +21 215 £300 - 42
South West +63 201 £375 +36.36% 34
North West +27 170 £313 +4.17% 45
West Midlands -7 111 £304 +10.45% 30
Yorkshire +17 109 £375 +141.94% 24
East of England -8 107 £275 -8.33% 17
East Midlands +43 102 £290 -3.33% 12
North East -10 34 £388 +28.10% 6
SCCM
UK

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 1,698 (79.53%) Windows
2 1,180 (55.27%) Active Directory
3 1,039 (48.67%) Microsoft
4 836 (39.16%) Windows 10
5 692 (32.41%) Office 365
6 615 (28.81%) Windows 7
6 615 (28.81%) VMware
7 551 (25.81%) Windows Server
8 485 (22.72%) PowerShell
9 453 (21.22%) Citrix
10 448 (20.98%) ITIL
11 387 (18.13%) VMware Infrastructure
12 327 (15.32%) Microsoft Azure
13 316 (14.80%) Migration
14 314 (14.71%) Microsoft Office
15 307 (14.38%) Microsoft App-V
16 281 (13.16%) Security Cleared
17 279 (13.07%) SCOM
18 262 (12.27%) MS Exchange
19 253 (11.85%) Windows Server 2008
20 249 (11.66%) Windows Server 2012
21 242 (11.33%) Infrastructure Engineering
22 239 (11.19%) Finance
23 225 (10.54%) Hyper-V
24 222 (10.40%) Application Packaging
25 209 (9.79%) Cisco
26 208 (9.74%) DNS
27 203 (9.51%) Microsoft Certification
28 193 (9.04%) XenApp
29 190 (8.90%) SC Cleared

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
1 262 (12.27%) MS Exchange
2 152 (7.12%) Skype for Business
3 125 (5.85%) SharePoint
4 103 (4.82%) Exchange Server 2010
5 42 (1.97%) Exchange Server 2013
6 29 (1.36%) IIS
7 26 (1.22%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 11 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2003
8 11 (0.52%) IBM Notes
9 9 (0.42%) Confluence
9 9 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2007
10 7 (0.33%) Apache
11 5 (0.23%) SharePoint 2013
12 4 (0.19%) Site Server
13 3 (0.14%) BizTalk Server
13 3 (0.14%) CMS
14 2 (0.094%) Elasticsearch
14 2 (0.094%) SharePoint Server
14 2 (0.094%) Tomcat
14 2 (0.094%) WebSphere
Applications
1 314 (14.71%) Microsoft Office
2 40 (1.87%) Microsoft Excel
3 20 (0.94%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 16 (0.75%) MS Visio
5 8 (0.37%) Microsoft Project
6 4 (0.19%) PTC Creo
6 4 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (0.19%) Windchill
7 3 (0.14%) Mozilla Thunderbird
8 2 (0.094%) Acrobat
8 2 (0.094%) CATIA
9 1 (0.047%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 10 (0.47%) Remedy ITSM
2 7 (0.33%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (0.28%) Dynamics AX
4 4 (0.19%) Dynamics NAV
5 3 (0.14%) Teamcenter
6 1 (0.047%) Eikon
6 1 (0.047%) ENOVIA
6 1 (0.047%) Northgate Housing
Cloud Services
1 692 (32.41%) Office 365
2 327 (15.32%) Microsoft Azure
3 97 (4.54%) Amazon AWS
4 94 (4.40%) Azure Active Directory
5 78 (3.65%) OneDrive
6 54 (2.53%) IaaS
7 33 (1.55%) PaaS
8 27 (1.26%) SaaS
9 19 (0.89%) Cloud Computing
10 14 (0.66%) Mimecast
11 11 (0.52%) Yammer
12 7 (0.33%) Dynamics 365
13 6 (0.28%) G Suite
13 6 (0.28%) GitHub
14 4 (0.19%) iTunes
14 4 (0.19%) Slack
15 3 (0.14%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 3 (0.14%) Datadog
15 3 (0.14%) Google Cloud Platform
15 3 (0.14%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 208 (9.74%) DNS
2 167 (7.82%) Skype
3 152 (7.12%) DHCP
4 143 (6.70%) LAN
5 135 (6.32%) WAN
6 120 (5.62%) Firewall
7 113 (5.29%) VPN
8 110 (5.15%) TCP/IP
9 107 (5.01%) SAN
10 73 (3.42%) Internet
11 59 (2.76%) Remote Desktop
12 46 (2.15%) Wireless
13 43 (2.01%) VoIP
14 35 (1.64%) NetScaler
15 31 (1.45%) NAS
15 31 (1.45%) VLAN
16 28 (1.31%) Unified Communications
17 24 (1.12%) Network Security
17 24 (1.12%) Wi-Fi
18 21 (0.98%) FCoE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 148 (6.93%) SQL Server
2 37 (1.73%) SQL Server 2008
3 25 (1.17%) Amazon RDS
4 24 (1.12%) SQL Server 2012
5 21 (0.98%) SQL Server 2005
6 11 (0.52%) Power BI
7 8 (0.37%) Oracle Database
8 7 (0.33%) Oracle Database 10g
8 7 (0.33%) SQL Server 2016
9 6 (0.28%) Blockchain
9 6 (0.28%) SQL Server 2014
10 4 (0.19%) MySQL
11 3 (0.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 2 (0.094%) Big Data
12 2 (0.094%) Data Warehouse
12 2 (0.094%) Redis
13 1 (0.047%) BusinessObjects
13 1 (0.047%) Hadoop
13 1 (0.047%) Oracle Discoverer
13 1 (0.047%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 131 (6.14%) MSI
2 38 (1.78%) AdminStudio
3 37 (1.73%) InstallShield
4 36 (1.69%) JIRA
5 19 (0.89%) Git (software)
6 18 (0.84%) Jenkins
7 12 (0.56%) WinDbg
8 9 (0.42%) Visual Studio
9 8 (0.37%) Visual Studio Team System
10 7 (0.33%) Team Foundation Server
11 5 (0.23%) WiX
12 4 (0.19%) GitLab
13 3 (0.14%) Artifactory
13 3 (0.14%) Metasploit
13 3 (0.14%) Wise Package Studio
13 3 (0.14%) Zephyr
14 2 (0.094%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 2 (0.094%) AutoIt
14 2 (0.094%) Sonatype Nexus
15 1 (0.047%) Chocolatey
General
1 239 (11.19%) Finance
2 61 (2.86%) Banking
3 53 (2.48%) Retail
4 30 (1.41%) Law
5 25 (1.17%) Marketing
6 21 (0.98%) Back Office
6 21 (0.98%) Publishing
7 20 (0.94%) Legal
7 20 (0.94%) Local Government
8 16 (0.75%) Telecoms
9 13 (0.61%) Financial Institution
10 12 (0.56%) Billing
11 9 (0.42%) Manufacturing
12 8 (0.37%) Automotive
12 8 (0.37%) Electronics
13 7 (0.33%) Japanese Language
14 6 (0.28%) Military
15 5 (0.23%) Advertising
16 4 (0.19%) French Language
16 4 (0.19%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 301 (14.10%) Desktop Support
2 290 (13.58%) Analyst
3 235 (11.01%) Support Engineer
4 210 (9.84%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 167 (7.82%) Windows Engineer
6 162 (7.59%) Consultant
7 161 (7.54%) Desktop Engineer
8 143 (6.70%) Architect
9 138 (6.46%) SCCM Engineer
10 122 (5.71%) 2nd Line Support
10 122 (5.71%) Applications Packager
11 98 (4.59%) Support Analyst
12 85 (3.98%) Desktop Support Engineer
13 81 (3.79%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 81 (3.79%) IT Support
14 74 (3.47%) Service Analyst
15 73 (3.42%) SCCM Consultant
16 72 (3.37%) Server Engineer
17 65 (3.04%) Deployment Engineer
18 61 (2.86%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (1.97%) Web Services
2 30 (1.41%) Software Packaging
3 16 (0.75%) JSON
4 12 (0.56%) .NET
4 12 (0.56%) Middleware
5 10 (0.47%) REST
5 10 (0.47%) SAML
6 8 (0.37%) .NET Framework
6 8 (0.37%) HTML
7 7 (0.33%) CSS
8 6 (0.28%) Node.js
8 6 (0.28%) SOAP
9 4 (0.19%) JDBC
9 4 (0.19%) LDAP
9 4 (0.19%) ODBC
9 4 (0.19%) OpenID
9 4 (0.19%) XMPP
10 3 (0.14%) WAP
11 2 (0.094%) J2EE
11 2 (0.094%) OCX
Miscellaneous
1 136 (6.37%) Data Centre
2 100 (4.68%) Analytical Skills
3 90 (4.22%) Clustering
4 63 (2.95%) Self-Motivation
5 62 (2.90%) Fat Client
5 62 (2.90%) Management Information System
5 62 (2.90%) Thin Client
6 60 (2.81%) PKI
7 57 (2.67%) Smartphone
8 35 (1.64%) Blackberry
9 34 (1.59%) iPad
9 34 (1.59%) User Experience
10 32 (1.50%) iPhone
11 30 (1.41%) Video Conferencing
12 25 (1.17%) Driving Licence
13 21 (0.98%) CLARiiON
13 21 (0.98%) Replication
14 20 (0.94%) Enterprise Software
15 19 (0.89%) Hybrid Cloud
16 18 (0.84%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 1,698 (79.53%) Windows
2 836 (39.16%) Windows 10
3 615 (28.81%) Windows 7
4 551 (25.81%) Windows Server
5 253 (11.85%) Windows Server 2008
6 249 (11.66%) Windows Server 2012
7 145 (6.79%) Linux
8 110 (5.15%) Apple iOS
9 92 (4.31%) Windows Server 2003
10 81 (3.79%) Android
11 74 (3.47%) Mac OS
12 63 (2.95%) Windows 8
13 61 (2.86%) Mac OS X
14 47 (2.20%) Windows XP
15 39 (1.83%) Unix
16 15 (0.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 9 (0.42%) Windows 2000
18 8 (0.37%) AIX
18 8 (0.37%) Solaris
18 8 (0.37%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 448 (20.98%) ITIL
2 316 (14.80%) Migration
3 242 (11.33%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 222 (10.40%) Application Packaging
5 126 (5.90%) Problem-Solving
6 106 (4.96%) Change Management
7 105 (4.92%) ITSM
8 95 (4.45%) Patch Management
9 88 (4.12%) Asset Management
10 82 (3.84%) Service Delivery
11 81 (3.79%) Service Management
12 80 (3.75%) Project Management
13 79 (3.70%) Mobile Device Management
14 78 (3.65%) ITIL V3
15 73 (3.42%) Software Deployment
16 59 (2.76%) Incident Management
16 59 (2.76%) Problem Management
17 58 (2.72%) Application Virtualisation
18 54 (2.53%) PRINCE2
19 52 (2.44%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 485 (22.72%) PowerShell
2 184 (8.62%) SQL
3 96 (4.50%) VBScript
4 62 (2.90%) VB
5 26 (1.22%) Java
6 20 (0.94%) Python
7 18 (0.84%) Shell Script
8 17 (0.80%) JavaScript
9 15 (0.70%) C
10 14 (0.66%) Ruby
10 14 (0.66%) VBA
11 7 (0.33%) AppleScript
12 6 (0.28%) Bash Shell
13 5 (0.23%) C#
14 3 (0.14%) Perl
14 3 (0.14%) PHP
15 1 (0.047%) PL/SQL
15 1 (0.047%) R
15 1 (0.047%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 281 (13.16%) Security Cleared
2 203 (9.51%) Microsoft Certification
3 190 (8.90%) SC Cleared
4 128 (6.00%) MCSE
5 78 (3.65%) DV Cleared
5 78 (3.65%) MCSA
6 48 (2.25%) Degree
7 45 (2.11%) MCP
8 38 (1.78%) Cisco Certification
9 32 (1.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 30 (1.41%) Citrix Certification
11 28 (1.31%) CCNA
12 26 (1.22%) DBS Check
13 24 (1.12%) A+ Certification
13 24 (1.12%) CCA
14 23 (1.08%) ITIL Certification
15 22 (1.03%) Novell Certification
16 21 (0.98%) MCTS
17 19 (0.89%) PRINCE2 Certification
18 17 (0.80%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 89 (4.17%) SLA
2 31 (1.45%) QA
3 18 (0.84%) PMO
4 7 (0.33%) GDPR
4 7 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (0.14%) COBIT
6 3 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 19770
6 3 (0.14%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.14%) RMADS
7 2 (0.094%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 2 (0.094%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 1 (0.047%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.047%) FIPS 140-2
8 1 (0.047%) Government Security Classifications
8 1 (0.047%) JSP 440
8 1 (0.047%) Solvency II
System Software
1 1,180 (55.27%) Active Directory
2 387 (18.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 307 (14.38%) Microsoft App-V
4 225 (10.54%) Hyper-V
5 193 (9.04%) XenApp
6 153 (7.17%) XenDesktop
7 144 (6.74%) VMware ESXi
8 100 (4.68%) vSphere
9 95 (4.45%) BitLocker
10 82 (3.84%) Virtual Desktop
11 49 (2.30%) Virtual Machines
12 31 (1.45%) XenServer
13 29 (1.36%) VMware Workstation
14 25 (1.17%) Virtual Servers
15 22 (1.03%) DFS Replication
16 17 (0.80%) Terminal Services
17 12 (0.56%) VMware NSX
18 11 (0.52%) Xen
19 10 (0.47%) Firmware
20 9 (0.42%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 279 (13.07%) SCOM
2 169 (7.92%) Microsoft Intune
3 122 (5.71%) WSUS
4 82 (3.84%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 60 (2.81%) Microsoft Clustering
6 43 (2.01%) vCenter Server
7 42 (1.97%) SCVMM
8 40 (1.87%) NetBackup
9 33 (1.55%) AirWatch
9 33 (1.55%) SCOrch
10 29 (1.36%) McAfee ePO
11 27 (1.26%) Single Sign-On
12 23 (1.08%) Puppet
13 19 (0.89%) OpenView Configuration Management
13 19 (0.89%) SCSM
14 18 (0.84%) Cisco CUCM
14 18 (0.84%) SafeCom
15 17 (0.80%) vRealize
16 16 (0.75%) Terraform
17 15 (0.70%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 1,039 (48.67%) Microsoft
2 615 (28.81%) VMware
3 453 (21.22%) Citrix
4 209 (9.79%) Cisco
5 183 (8.57%) HP
6 139 (6.51%) Ivanti
7 127 (5.95%) Apple
8 106 (4.96%) ServiceNow
9 84 (3.93%) McAfee
10 81 (3.79%) Dell
11 68 (3.19%) SolarWinds
12 63 (2.95%) EMC
13 56 (2.62%) NetApp
14 50 (2.34%) Remedy
14 50 (2.34%) Wyse
15 49 (2.30%) Adobe
16 47 (2.20%) Oracle
17 43 (2.01%) Symantec
18 31 (1.45%) IBM
19 26 (1.22%) Veeam