Period
to 17 September 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 17 September 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
17 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 179 141 90
Rank change year-on-year -38 -51 +33
Contract jobs citing SCCM 970 495 2,186
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 1.53% 1.88% 2.67%
As % of the Systems Management category 9.72% 11.82% 17.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 659 324 1,453
10th Percentile £150 £135 £145
25th Percentile £200 £200 £213
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £325 £373 £375
Median % change year-on-year -12.87% -0.53% +8.70%
75th Percentile £438 £481 £455
90th Percentile £525 £520 £525
UK median daily rate £338 £375 £365
% change year-on-year -10.00% +2.74% +8.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 75 34 146
10th Percentile £14.25 £12.42 £13.57
25th Percentile £15.13 £13.66 £15.00
Median hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £17.75
Median % change year-on-year -5.26% +7.04% +1.43%
75th Percentile £20.50 £22.75 £22.06
90th Percentile £24.85 £46.38 £25.00
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year +2.86% -5.41% +5.71%

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 9,975 4,187 12,288
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 15.71% 15.89% 15.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,126 2,927 8,456
10th Percentile £350 £313 £294
25th Percentile £450 £406 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% - -
75th Percentile £625 £594 £600
90th Percentile £700 £675 £675
UK median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 135 68 262
10th Percentile £14.25 £12.52 £12.25
25th Percentile £16.00 £17.26 £14.88
Median hourly rate £21.00 £20.17 £20.00
Median % change year-on-year +4.13% +0.84% +14.29%
75th Percentile £40.91 £41.06 £33.25
90th Percentile £59.95 £50.60 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £23.00 £19.50 £20.95
% change year-on-year +17.95% -6.91% +19.70%

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 17 September 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 17 September 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 17 September 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 -46 348 £375 - 63
South East -32 175 £313 -18.30% 49
North of England -2 155 £300 -7.69% 61
Midlands -9 135 £325 -16.13% 46
West Midlands -2 97 £285 -28.75% 26
North West -26 83 £350 +20.69% 34
South West -27 72 £338 -27.88% 19
Yorkshire +3 63 £198 -54.86% 19
East of England -30 56 £275 -3.51% 37
East Midlands -20 38 £375 +104.08% 20
North East -11 9 £300 -7.69% 8
SCCM
UK

For the 6 months to 17 September 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.

1 732 (75.46%) Windows
2 598 (61.65%) Active Directory
3 545 (56.19%) Microsoft
4 461 (47.53%) Microsoft 365
5 364 (37.53%) Windows 10
6 287 (29.59%) Azure
7 261 (26.91%) VMware
8 248 (25.57%) Windows Server
9 237 (24.43%) Social Skills
10 235 (24.23%) PowerShell
11 204 (21.03%) ITIL
12 174 (17.94%) Citrix
13 164 (16.91%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 161 (16.60%) VMware Infrastructure
15 155 (15.98%) Microsoft Intune
16 153 (15.77%) Windows 7
17 145 (14.95%) Microsoft Office
18 134 (13.81%) DNS
19 124 (12.78%) Security Cleared
19 124 (12.78%) Problem-Solving
20 111 (11.44%) Azure Active Directory
21 107 (11.03%) Windows Server 2012
22 105 (10.82%) Migration
22 105 (10.82%) DHCP
23 96 (9.90%) Finance
23 96 (9.90%) Public Sector
24 95 (9.79%) Windows Server 2016
24 95 (9.79%) Cisco
25 93 (9.59%) SharePoint
26 92 (9.48%) 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 93 (9.59%) SharePoint
2 53 (5.46%) MS Exchange
3 16 (1.65%) Skype for Business
4 14 (1.44%) Exchange Server 2013
5 13 (1.34%) IIS
6 12 (1.24%) Confluence
7 10 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2010
8 4 (0.41%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 3 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2007
10 2 (0.21%) CMS
10 2 (0.21%) Office Communications Server
10 2 (0.21%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.10%) Apache
11 1 (0.10%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 145 (14.95%) Microsoft Office
2 37 (3.81%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (0.93%) MS Visio
4 8 (0.82%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (0.41%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.10%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 10 (1.03%) Remedy ITSM
2 5 (0.52%) Tesseract
3 3 (0.31%) assyst
4 1 (0.10%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 461 (47.53%) Microsoft 365
2 287 (29.59%) Azure
3 111 (11.44%) Azure Active Directory
4 61 (6.29%) AWS
5 38 (3.92%) IaaS
6 36 (3.71%) Mimecast
7 30 (3.09%) SaaS
8 29 (2.99%) OneDrive
9 24 (2.47%) PaaS
10 11 (1.13%) Power Platform
11 10 (1.03%) GCP
11 10 (1.03%) Google Workspace
12 8 (0.82%) Yammer
13 7 (0.72%) PowerApps
14 6 (0.62%) Power Automate
15 5 (0.52%) GitHub
16 4 (0.41%) Amazon EKS
16 4 (0.41%) AWS CloudFormation
16 4 (0.41%) Azure Pipelines
16 4 (0.41%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 134 (13.81%) DNS
2 105 (10.82%) DHCP
3 82 (8.45%) Firewall
4 81 (8.35%) LAN
5 63 (6.49%) WAN
6 60 (6.19%) TCP/IP
7 56 (5.77%) VPN
8 55 (5.67%) SAN
9 44 (4.54%) Wireless
10 34 (3.51%) VoIP
11 32 (3.30%) Skype
12 30 (3.09%) Wi-Fi
13 25 (2.58%) NetScaler
14 19 (1.96%) NAS
15 18 (1.86%) Remote Desktop
16 14 (1.44%) VLAN
17 13 (1.34%) Unified Communications
18 12 (1.24%) Network Security
19 11 (1.13%) Internet
19 11 (1.13%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (6.39%) SQL Server
2 17 (1.75%) SQL Server 2012
3 15 (1.55%) MySQL
4 12 (1.24%) SQL Server 2014
4 12 (1.24%) SQL Server 2016
5 11 (1.13%) SQL Server 2008
6 8 (0.82%) PostgreSQL
7 7 (0.72%) Amazon RDS
8 6 (0.62%) Oracle Reports
9 5 (0.52%) Oracle Database
10 4 (0.41%) MongoDB
10 4 (0.41%) NoSQL
11 3 (0.31%) FileMaker
11 3 (0.31%) Power BI
11 3 (0.31%) SQL Server 2005
11 3 (0.31%) SQL Server 2017
11 3 (0.31%) Tableau
12 2 (0.21%) RDBMS
12 2 (0.21%) Relational Database
12 2 (0.21%) SQL Server 2019
Development Applications
1 29 (2.99%) MSI
2 11 (1.13%) InstallShield
3 10 (1.03%) JIRA
4 8 (0.82%) AdminStudio
5 6 (0.62%) Android Studio
5 6 (0.62%) Xcode
6 5 (0.52%) Git (software)
7 4 (0.41%) GitLab
7 4 (0.41%) Jenkins
7 4 (0.41%) Vagrant
7 4 (0.41%) Visual Studio
8 3 (0.31%) Fiddler
9 2 (0.21%) Inno Setup
9 2 (0.21%) Team Foundation Server
10 1 (0.10%) Axure RP
10 1 (0.10%) Bitbucket
10 1 (0.10%) Ranorex
10 1 (0.10%) ReSharper
General
1 237 (24.43%) Social Skills
2 96 (9.90%) Finance
2 96 (9.90%) Public Sector
3 33 (3.40%) Analytical Skills
4 29 (2.99%) Banking
5 27 (2.78%) Retail
6 22 (2.27%) Telecoms
7 21 (2.16%) Documentation Skills
8 20 (2.06%) Law
9 13 (1.34%) Organisational Skills
10 11 (1.13%) Manufacturing
10 11 (1.13%) Marketing
11 10 (1.03%) Back Office
12 9 (0.93%) Digital Economy
12 9 (0.93%) Electronics
12 9 (0.93%) Local Government
13 7 (0.72%) Legal
14 5 (0.52%) Front Office
15 4 (0.41%) Financial Institution
15 4 (0.41%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 168 (17.32%) Support Engineer
2 134 (13.81%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 115 (11.86%) Analyst
4 83 (8.56%) IT Engineer
5 82 (8.45%) IT Support
6 77 (7.94%) Desktop Support
7 70 (7.22%) 2nd Line Support
7 70 (7.22%) Desktop Engineer
8 67 (6.91%) SCCM Engineer
9 58 (5.98%) Windows Engineer
10 55 (5.67%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 48 (4.95%) IT Support Engineer
12 43 (4.43%) Architect
13 42 (4.33%) Consultant
14 41 (4.23%) 2nd Line Engineer
15 40 (4.12%) Desktop Support Engineer
16 38 (3.92%) Service Analyst
17 36 (3.71%) Support Analyst
18 34 (3.51%) Systems Engineer
19 33 (3.40%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (2.89%) Software Packaging
2 16 (1.65%) SAML
3 10 (1.03%) .NET
3 10 (1.03%) OAuth
4 9 (0.93%) LDAP
5 7 (0.72%) Web Services
6 6 (0.62%) REST
7 5 (0.52%) Microsoft Graph
7 5 (0.52%) SailPoint
8 4 (0.41%) AngularJS
8 4 (0.41%) ASP.NET
8 4 (0.41%) Elastic Stack
8 4 (0.41%) XMPP
9 3 (0.31%) .NET Core
9 3 (0.31%) Express
9 3 (0.31%) HTML
9 3 (0.31%) JSON
9 3 (0.31%) MEAN Stack
9 3 (0.31%) Node.js
9 3 (0.31%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 67 (6.91%) Data Centre
2 36 (3.71%) Video Conferencing
3 25 (2.58%) Clustering
4 24 (2.47%) PKI
5 23 (2.37%) Management Information System
6 20 (2.06%) User Experience
7 19 (1.96%) Self-Motivation
8 15 (1.55%) CMDB
8 15 (1.55%) Data Protection Act
9 13 (1.34%) NHS
9 13 (1.34%) Smartphone
10 11 (1.13%) Enterprise Software
10 11 (1.13%) iPad
11 10 (1.03%) Mobile App
12 8 (0.82%) Blackberry
12 8 (0.82%) BYOD
12 8 (0.82%) Public Cloud
13 6 (0.62%) Driving Licence
13 6 (0.62%) HoloLens
13 6 (0.62%) Microsoft Licensing
Operating Systems
1 732 (75.46%) Windows
2 364 (37.53%) Windows 10
3 248 (25.57%) Windows Server
4 153 (15.77%) Windows 7
5 107 (11.03%) Windows Server 2012
6 95 (9.79%) Windows Server 2016
7 70 (7.22%) Windows Server 2019
8 52 (5.36%) Android
9 49 (5.05%) Linux
10 48 (4.95%) Apple iOS
11 38 (3.92%) Windows 8
12 37 (3.81%) Windows Server 2008
13 36 (3.71%) Mac OS
14 24 (2.47%) Unix
15 13 (1.34%) Mac OS X
16 9 (0.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 6 (0.62%) AIX
17 6 (0.62%) Windows Server 2003
18 4 (0.41%) Ubuntu
19 3 (0.31%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 204 (21.03%) ITIL
2 164 (16.91%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 124 (12.78%) Problem-Solving
4 105 (10.82%) Migration
5 61 (6.29%) Application Packaging
6 52 (5.36%) ITSM
7 48 (4.95%) Data Protection
7 48 (4.95%) Mobile Device Management
8 47 (4.85%) Service Delivery
9 44 (4.54%) Service Management
10 40 (4.12%) Change Management
10 40 (4.12%) Disaster Recovery
11 38 (3.92%) Agile Software Development
12 37 (3.81%) Configuration Management
13 35 (3.61%) Patch Management
14 30 (3.09%) Incident Management
14 30 (3.09%) Project Management
15 28 (2.89%) Project Delivery
16 27 (2.78%) Asset Management
16 27 (2.78%) Server Management
Programming Languages
1 235 (24.23%) PowerShell
2 83 (8.56%) SQL
3 24 (2.47%) C
4 20 (2.06%) Python
4 20 (2.06%) VBScript
5 19 (1.96%) VB
6 12 (1.24%) Java
7 9 (0.93%) Bash Shell
8 7 (0.72%) JavaScript
8 7 (0.72%) Perl
8 7 (0.72%) PHP
9 6 (0.62%) C#
10 5 (0.52%) VB.NET
11 4 (0.41%) C++
11 4 (0.41%) Ruby
11 4 (0.41%) VBA
12 2 (0.21%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 124 (12.78%) Security Cleared
2 92 (9.48%) SC Cleared
3 74 (7.63%) Microsoft Certification
4 52 (5.36%) Degree
5 50 (5.15%) MCSE
6 26 (2.68%) DV Cleared
7 21 (2.16%) MCSA
8 18 (1.86%) DBS Check
9 14 (1.44%) ITIL Certification
10 13 (1.34%) CCNA
10 13 (1.34%) Cisco Certification
10 13 (1.34%) MCITP
11 11 (1.13%) MCP
11 11 (1.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 9 (0.93%) Computer Science Degree
12 9 (0.93%) MCTS
13 8 (0.82%) Citrix Certification
14 7 (0.72%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 6 (0.62%) MOS
16 5 (0.52%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (4.33%) SLA
2 16 (1.65%) GDPR
3 13 (1.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 8 (0.82%) QA
5 7 (0.72%) NIST
6 4 (0.41%) COBIT
6 4 (0.41%) Cyber Essentials
6 4 (0.41%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.10%) Accessibility
7 1 (0.10%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 1 (0.10%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.10%) DICOM
7 1 (0.10%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.10%) Government Security Classifications
7 1 (0.10%) GPG13
7 1 (0.10%) HL7
7 1 (0.10%) ISO 22301
7 1 (0.10%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.10%) NIST 800
System Software
1 598 (61.65%) Active Directory
2 161 (16.60%) VMware Infrastructure
3 76 (7.84%) Hyper-V
4 62 (6.39%) Microsoft App-V
5 47 (4.85%) VMware ESXi
6 46 (4.74%) vSphere
7 43 (4.43%) XenApp
8 37 (3.81%) Virtual Desktop
9 31 (3.20%) BitLocker
10 28 (2.89%) Virtual Machines
10 28 (2.89%) XenDesktop
11 19 (1.96%) Virtual Servers
12 14 (1.44%) DFS Replication
13 13 (1.34%) Firmware
14 7 (0.72%) Citrix Hypervisor
14 7 (0.72%) VMware Workstation
15 6 (0.62%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 5 (0.52%) NFS
16 5 (0.52%) VMware Server
17 4 (0.41%) Docker
Systems Management
1 155 (15.98%) Microsoft Intune
2 74 (7.63%) SCOM
3 34 (3.51%) WSUS
4 30 (3.09%) Active Directory Federation Services
5 29 (2.99%) AirWatch
6 19 (1.96%) SCVMM
7 18 (1.86%) Microsoft Clustering
7 18 (1.86%) Single Sign-On
8 17 (1.75%) SCSM
9 14 (1.44%) Jamf Pro
9 14 (1.44%) Puppet
10 13 (1.34%) Ansible
10 13 (1.34%) Terraform
10 13 (1.34%) vCenter Server
11 12 (1.24%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 12 (1.24%) NetBackup
12 11 (1.13%) Nessus
12 11 (1.13%) Norton AntiVirus
12 11 (1.13%) Opscode Chef
12 11 (1.13%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 545 (56.19%) Microsoft
2 261 (26.91%) VMware
3 174 (17.94%) Citrix
4 95 (9.79%) Cisco
5 81 (8.35%) Apple
6 58 (5.98%) HP
6 58 (5.98%) ServiceNow
7 56 (5.77%) Dell
8 49 (5.05%) Ivanti
9 35 (3.61%) McAfee
9 35 (3.61%) Symantec
10 28 (2.89%) EMC
11 26 (2.68%) SolarWinds
12 23 (2.37%) NetApp
13 22 (2.27%) Google
13 22 (2.27%) Oracle
14 19 (1.96%) Veeam
15 17 (1.75%) MobileIron
15 17 (1.75%) SAP
16 15 (1.55%) IBM