Period
to 18 January 2021

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 18 January 2021 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
18 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 144 82 117
Rank change year-on-year -62 +35 +43
Contract jobs citing SCCM 602 1,844 2,069
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 1.78% 2.80% 2.27%
As % of the Systems Management category 10.93% 19.42% 15.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 474 1,259 1,333
Median daily rate £375 £350 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -3.45% +11.54%
10th Percentile £151 £146 £150
90th Percentile £523 £500 £500
UK median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +7.14% - +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 152 209
Median hourly rate £17.43 £16.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.64% -5.71% +9.38%
10th Percentile £12.50 £12.44 £12.75
90th Percentile £59.38 £24.94 £27.25
UK median hourly rate £17.72 £16.70 £17.50
% change year-on-year +6.08% -4.57% +2.13%

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 5,510 9,496 13,630
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 16.30% 14.43% 14.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,875 6,603 9,373
Median daily rate £500 £500 £500
10th Percentile £313 £263 £311
90th Percentile £653 £675 £655
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £500
Number of hourly rates quoted 115 237 331
Median hourly rate £23.00 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +31.43% - +8.09%
10th Percentile £12.58 £12.44 £12.25
90th Percentile £60.15 £47.69 £45.05
Median hourly rate £24.42 £18.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year +33.78% +4.29% +5.23%

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 18 January 2021.

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 18 January 2021.

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 18 January 2021. 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 -44 227 £423 +25.19% 29
South East -21 108 £350 -6.67% 30
North of England -23 102 £350 +16.67% 40
North West -3 68 £280 -1.93% 21
Midlands -16 65 £350 +16.18% 20
West Midlands +21 54 £325 +7.44% 10
South West -20 47 £344 -1.79% 16
East of England -21 31 £255 -32.00% 11
Yorkshire -20 27 £500 +42.86% 15
East Midlands -24 11 £500 +81.82% 8
North East -6 7 £205 +10.81% 4
SCCM
UK

For the 6 months to 18 January 2021, 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.

1 473 (78.57%) Windows
2 330 (54.82%) Active Directory
3 288 (47.84%) Microsoft
4 277 (46.01%) Windows 10
5 249 (41.36%) Office 365
6 155 (25.75%) Azure
7 138 (22.92%) Windows Server
8 136 (22.59%) VMware
9 105 (17.44%) PowerShell
10 103 (17.11%) Microsoft Intune
11 96 (15.95%) Security Cleared
12 95 (15.78%) Citrix
13 93 (15.45%) Windows 7
14 91 (15.12%) VMware Infrastructure
14 91 (15.12%) DNS
15 89 (14.78%) Microsoft Office
16 86 (14.29%) Finance
17 85 (14.12%) Migration
18 73 (12.13%) SC Cleared
19 69 (11.46%) ITIL
19 69 (11.46%) Public Sector
20 66 (10.96%) Infrastructure Engineering
20 66 (10.96%) Windows Server 2012
21 53 (8.80%) Application Packaging
22 52 (8.64%) Azure Active Directory
23 49 (8.14%) Firewall
24 47 (7.81%) SharePoint
24 47 (7.81%) DHCP
24 47 (7.81%) Windows Server 2016
25 46 (7.64%) SCOM

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 47 (7.81%) SharePoint
2 36 (5.98%) MS Exchange
3 23 (3.82%) IIS
4 15 (2.49%) Skype for Business
5 3 (0.50%) BizTalk Server
5 3 (0.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 3 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (0.33%) Apache
6 2 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (0.33%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (0.17%) Confluence
7 1 (0.17%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.17%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.17%) Site Server
Applications
1 89 (14.78%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (1.99%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (1.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.17%) Chatbot
4 1 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.33%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 249 (41.36%) Office 365
2 155 (25.75%) Azure
3 52 (8.64%) Azure Active Directory
4 21 (3.49%) Mimecast
5 20 (3.32%) AWS
6 17 (2.82%) OneDrive
7 14 (2.33%) PaaS
7 14 (2.33%) Power Platform
8 13 (2.16%) IaaS
9 8 (1.33%) SaaS
10 7 (1.16%) Power Automate
11 3 (0.50%) GCP
11 3 (0.50%) PowerApps
11 3 (0.50%) Yammer
12 2 (0.33%) Adobe Creative Cloud
12 2 (0.33%) OpenShift
13 1 (0.17%) AWS OpsWorks
13 1 (0.17%) Azure ExpressRoute
13 1 (0.17%) IBM Cloud
13 1 (0.17%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 91 (15.12%) DNS
2 49 (8.14%) Firewall
3 47 (7.81%) DHCP
4 37 (6.15%) VPN
5 36 (5.98%) LAN
5 36 (5.98%) WAN
6 23 (3.82%) SAN
7 21 (3.49%) Skype
8 18 (2.99%) TCP/IP
9 17 (2.82%) WAAS
10 15 (2.49%) Wireless
11 13 (2.16%) VSAN
12 10 (1.66%) Wi-Fi
13 9 (1.50%) NetScaler
13 9 (1.50%) Network Security
14 6 (1.00%) MPLS
15 5 (0.83%) Internet
15 5 (0.83%) VoIP
16 4 (0.66%) IP Telephony
17 3 (0.50%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (5.48%) SQL Server
2 11 (1.83%) Power BI
3 5 (0.83%) Azure SQL Database
4 3 (0.50%) Amazon RDS
5 2 (0.33%) Hadoop
5 2 (0.33%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (0.33%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.17%) dBASE
6 1 (0.17%) MS Access
6 1 (0.17%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.17%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.17%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (0.17%) SQL Server 2016
6 1 (0.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 17 (2.82%) MSI
2 6 (1.00%) Visual Studio Team System
3 4 (0.66%) InstallShield
4 3 (0.50%) Octopus Deploy
5 2 (0.33%) AdminStudio
5 2 (0.33%) Hudson
5 2 (0.33%) JIRA
6 1 (0.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (0.17%) Bitbucket
6 1 (0.17%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.17%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.17%) Oracle APEX
6 1 (0.17%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 86 (14.29%) Finance
2 69 (11.46%) Public Sector
3 24 (3.99%) Telecoms
4 17 (2.82%) Banking
5 14 (2.33%) Retail
6 13 (2.16%) Legal
6 13 (2.16%) Local Government
6 13 (2.16%) Manufacturing
7 10 (1.66%) Electronics
7 10 (1.66%) Marketing
8 8 (1.33%) Publishing
8 8 (1.33%) Spanish Language
9 5 (0.83%) French Language
9 5 (0.83%) German Language
9 5 (0.83%) Italian Language
10 4 (0.66%) Automotive
10 4 (0.66%) Back Office
10 4 (0.66%) Financial Institution
11 3 (0.50%) Law
12 2 (0.33%) Military
Job Titles
1 63 (10.47%) Support Engineer
2 62 (10.30%) Windows Engineer
3 54 (8.97%) Architect
4 50 (8.31%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 49 (8.14%) SCCM Engineer
6 46 (7.64%) Consultant
7 45 (7.48%) Desktop Engineer
8 39 (6.48%) Desktop Support
9 37 (6.15%) Analyst
10 36 (5.98%) 2nd Line Support
11 26 (4.32%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 23 (3.82%) Applications Packager
13 21 (3.49%) IT Engineer
14 20 (3.32%) Desktop Support Engineer
14 20 (3.32%) Rollout Engineer
14 20 (3.32%) Security Engineer
15 19 (3.16%) Build Engineer
16 18 (2.99%) SCCM Consultant
16 18 (2.99%) Wintel Engineer
17 17 (2.82%) 2nd Line Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (2.33%) Software Packaging
2 13 (2.16%) Middleware
3 6 (1.00%) SailPoint
4 3 (0.50%) .NET
4 3 (0.50%) JSON
5 2 (0.33%) 802.1X
5 2 (0.33%) Web Services
6 1 (0.17%) COM
6 1 (0.17%) Flash
6 1 (0.17%) LDAP
6 1 (0.17%) OAuth
6 1 (0.17%) OpenID
6 1 (0.17%) REST
6 1 (0.17%) RESTful
6 1 (0.17%) SAML
6 1 (0.17%) SOAP
6 1 (0.17%) Visualforce
6 1 (0.17%) WCF
6 1 (0.17%) WPF
6 1 (0.17%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 25 (4.15%) NHS
2 21 (3.49%) PKI
3 18 (2.99%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (2.99%) Data Centre
4 17 (2.82%) Clustering
4 17 (2.82%) Driving Licence
5 16 (2.66%) Management Information System
5 16 (2.66%) Video Conferencing
6 14 (2.33%) EMC VNX
7 12 (1.99%) CMDB
8 9 (1.50%) Blackberry
8 9 (1.50%) Replication
8 9 (1.50%) Self-Motivation
9 8 (1.33%) Smartphone
9 8 (1.33%) User Experience
10 6 (1.00%) Client/Server
10 6 (1.00%) Fat Client
10 6 (1.00%) Hybrid Cloud
10 6 (1.00%) Private Cloud
10 6 (1.00%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 473 (78.57%) Windows
2 277 (46.01%) Windows 10
3 138 (22.92%) Windows Server
4 93 (15.45%) Windows 7
5 66 (10.96%) Windows Server 2012
6 47 (7.81%) Windows Server 2016
7 28 (4.65%) Linux
7 28 (4.65%) Windows Server 2008
7 28 (4.65%) Windows Server 2019
8 19 (3.16%) Mac OS
9 17 (2.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 15 (2.49%) Apple iOS
11 13 (2.16%) Windows XP
12 10 (1.66%) Android
13 8 (1.33%) Windows 8
13 8 (1.33%) Windows Server 2003
14 7 (1.16%) Unix
15 4 (0.66%) VMS
16 3 (0.50%) CentOS
17 2 (0.33%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (14.12%) Migration
2 69 (11.46%) ITIL
3 66 (10.96%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 53 (8.80%) Application Packaging
5 44 (7.31%) Problem-Solving
6 34 (5.65%) Mobile Device Management
7 28 (4.65%) Service Delivery
8 25 (4.15%) Business Intelligence
8 25 (4.15%) Patch Management
9 22 (3.65%) Service Management
9 22 (3.65%) Software Deployment
10 21 (3.49%) ITSM
11 20 (3.32%) Agile Software Development
11 20 (3.32%) Project Management
12 18 (2.99%) Identity Management
13 16 (2.66%) Change Management
14 15 (2.49%) Asset Management
14 15 (2.49%) Cybersecurity
15 14 (2.33%) Project Delivery
15 14 (2.33%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 105 (17.44%) PowerShell
2 38 (6.31%) SQL
3 15 (2.49%) VBScript
4 12 (1.99%) VB
5 3 (0.50%) Python
5 3 (0.50%) Shell Script
6 2 (0.33%) Bash Shell
6 2 (0.33%) C
6 2 (0.33%) VBA
7 1 (0.17%) Apex Code
7 1 (0.17%) PHP
Qualifications
1 96 (15.95%) Security Cleared
2 73 (12.13%) SC Cleared
3 34 (5.65%) Microsoft Certification
4 17 (2.82%) DV Cleared
4 17 (2.82%) MCSE
5 13 (2.16%) Degree
6 12 (1.99%) MCSA
7 10 (1.66%) DBS Check
8 7 (1.16%) ITIL Certification
8 7 (1.16%) MCP
9 5 (0.83%) HPE ATP
10 4 (0.66%) BPSS Clearance
10 4 (0.66%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 3 (0.50%) CISSP
11 3 (0.50%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 3 (0.50%) Network+ Certification
11 3 (0.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 2 (0.33%) CCNA
12 2 (0.33%) Cisco Certification
12 2 (0.33%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (2.99%) SLA
2 8 (1.33%) QA
3 4 (0.66%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.17%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.17%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.17%) GMP
5 1 (0.17%) GxP
5 1 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 330 (54.82%) Active Directory
2 91 (15.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 34 (5.65%) vSphere
4 29 (4.82%) Microsoft App-V
5 23 (3.82%) VMware ESXi
6 22 (3.65%) Hyper-V
7 17 (2.82%) XenApp
8 13 (2.16%) Virtual Machines
8 13 (2.16%) XenDesktop
9 12 (1.99%) BitLocker
10 10 (1.66%) Virtual Desktop
11 9 (1.50%) VMware NSX
12 5 (0.83%) VMware Workstation
13 4 (0.66%) Docker
13 4 (0.66%) vCloud
14 3 (0.50%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
14 3 (0.50%) Virtual Servers
15 2 (0.33%) Citrix Hypervisor
15 2 (0.33%) HDFS
15 2 (0.33%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 103 (17.11%) Microsoft Intune
2 46 (7.64%) SCOM
3 20 (3.32%) Microsoft Clustering
3 20 (3.32%) WSUS
4 15 (2.49%) vCenter Server
5 14 (2.33%) AirWatch
5 14 (2.33%) Jamf Pro
5 14 (2.33%) McAfee ePO
6 13 (2.16%) IBM BigFix
7 7 (1.16%) vRealize
8 6 (1.00%) Puppet
9 5 (0.83%) Nessus
10 4 (0.66%) Ansible
10 4 (0.66%) NetBackup
10 4 (0.66%) Opscode Chef
10 4 (0.66%) PowerCLI
10 4 (0.66%) QRadar
11 3 (0.50%) EMC VPLEX
11 3 (0.50%) Kubernetes
11 3 (0.50%) SCSM
Vendors
1 288 (47.84%) Microsoft
2 136 (22.59%) VMware
3 95 (15.78%) Citrix
4 33 (5.48%) Cisco
4 33 (5.48%) HP
5 27 (4.49%) Apple
5 27 (4.49%) McAfee
6 25 (4.15%) EMC
7 24 (3.99%) Red Hat
7 24 (3.99%) SolarWinds
8 22 (3.65%) ServiceNow
9 15 (2.49%) Dell
9 15 (2.49%) Ivanti
9 15 (2.49%) Symantec
10 14 (2.33%) Google
10 14 (2.33%) Remedy
11 12 (1.99%) Snow
12 11 (1.83%) SAP
13 10 (1.66%) Palo Alto
14 9 (1.50%) NetApp