Period
to 27 February 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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 87 115 155
Rank change year-on-year +28 +40 +42
Contract jobs citing SCCM 1,628 2,082 1,620
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 2.66% 2.29% 1.73%
As % of the Systems Management category 18.40% 15.33% 14.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,010 1,322 1,060
England median daily rate £330 £365 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.62% +12.34% -
10th Percentile £150 £148 £130
90th Percentile £500 £500 £500
UK median daily rate £338 £360 £325
% change year-on-year -6.25% +10.77% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 170 204 88
England median hourly rate £17.43 £17.50 £17.32
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.40% +1.05% +1.51%
10th Percentile £12.44 £13.08 £11.50
90th Percentile £35.00 £36.67 £31.50
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

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 8,847 13,584 11,411
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 14.44% 14.97% 12.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,947 9,140 7,801
England median daily rate £500 £500 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.56% +8.33%
10th Percentile £263 £313 £275
90th Percentile £675 £663 £625
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £480
% change year-on-year - +4.17% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 261 335 239
England median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.78% +2.86% -12.23%
10th Percentile £12.44 £12.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.00 £49.20 £47.83
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £18.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +2.70% +5.71% -12.50%

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 27 February 2020.

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 27 February 2020.

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 27 February 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 +23 472 £338 -10.00% 112
North of England +44 323 £300 -20.00% 71
South East +7 313 £375 +2.74% 84
South West +9 211 £325 -16.13% 37
North West +36 178 £300 -7.69% 36
Midlands +38 163 £300 -4.00% 51
East of England +41 140 £350 +4.87% 32
Yorkshire +58 94 £350 -11.11% 27
West Midlands +39 85 £350 +16.18% 29
East Midlands +35 75 £175 -44.88% 21
North East +14 51 £185 -53.75% 8
SCCM
UK

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 1,324 (81.33%) Windows
2 896 (55.04%) Active Directory
3 784 (48.16%) Windows 10
4 765 (46.99%) Microsoft
5 647 (39.74%) Office 365
6 434 (26.66%) Windows 7
7 397 (24.39%) PowerShell
8 394 (24.20%) Windows Server
9 391 (24.02%) VMware
10 341 (20.95%) ITIL
11 332 (20.39%) Azure
12 313 (19.23%) Citrix
13 289 (17.75%) Security Cleared
14 287 (17.63%) Microsoft Office
15 256 (15.72%) Migration
16 234 (14.37%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 227 (13.94%) SC Cleared
18 217 (13.33%) DNS
19 216 (13.27%) VMware Infrastructure
20 198 (12.16%) DHCP
21 195 (11.98%) Application Packaging
22 192 (11.79%) SharePoint
23 179 (11.00%) Windows Server 2012
24 178 (10.93%) Microsoft App-V
25 163 (10.01%) Windows Server 2008
26 157 (9.64%) Hyper-V
27 151 (9.28%) SQL
28 148 (9.09%) MS Exchange
29 141 (8.66%) SCOM
30 133 (8.17%) Public Sector

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
1 192 (11.79%) SharePoint
2 148 (9.09%) MS Exchange
3 110 (6.76%) Skype for Business
4 67 (4.12%) Exchange Server 2013
5 35 (2.15%) IIS
6 32 (1.97%) Exchange Server 2007
7 23 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2010
8 11 (0.68%) IBM Notes
9 8 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2003
10 6 (0.37%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 6 (0.37%) Site Server
11 5 (0.31%) WebSphere
12 3 (0.18%) Apache
13 2 (0.12%) CMS
13 2 (0.12%) IBM Domino
13 2 (0.12%) OpenStack
14 1 (0.061%) Exchange Server 5.5
14 1 (0.061%) GroupWise
14 1 (0.061%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 287 (17.63%) Microsoft Office
2 36 (2.21%) Microsoft Excel
3 25 (1.54%) MS Visio
4 19 (1.17%) Microsoft Project
5 16 (0.98%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 3 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.12%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 9 (0.55%) assyst
2 8 (0.49%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.12%) Workfront
5 1 (0.061%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 647 (39.74%) Office 365
2 332 (20.39%) Azure
3 104 (6.39%) AWS
4 78 (4.79%) Azure Active Directory
5 56 (3.44%) OneDrive
6 48 (2.95%) IaaS
7 41 (2.52%) PaaS
8 28 (1.72%) SaaS
9 19 (1.17%) Mimecast
9 19 (1.17%) Yammer
10 11 (0.68%) GCP
11 9 (0.55%) Azure Stack
12 6 (0.37%) G Suite
13 3 (0.18%) Power Platform
13 3 (0.18%) PowerApps
14 2 (0.12%) Akamai
14 2 (0.12%) GitHub
14 2 (0.12%) iTunes
15 1 (0.061%) Slack
15 1 (0.061%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 217 (13.33%) DNS
2 198 (12.16%) DHCP
3 132 (8.11%) Skype
4 103 (6.33%) Firewall
5 98 (6.02%) SAN
6 89 (5.47%) LAN
7 70 (4.30%) WAN
8 66 (4.05%) VPN
9 55 (3.38%) TCP/IP
10 41 (2.52%) VLAN
11 37 (2.27%) VoIP
11 37 (2.27%) Wi-Fi
12 34 (2.09%) Wireless
13 32 (1.97%) Remote Desktop
14 28 (1.72%) NetScaler
15 22 (1.35%) MPLS
16 18 (1.11%) Internet
17 15 (0.92%) NAS
18 14 (0.86%) SSL
19 10 (0.61%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 125 (7.68%) SQL Server
2 14 (0.86%) SQL Server 2016
3 13 (0.80%) Amazon RDS
4 11 (0.68%) SQL Server 2012
5 6 (0.37%) Big Data
5 6 (0.37%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (0.25%) SQL Server 2005
6 4 (0.25%) SQL Server 2017
7 3 (0.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (0.12%) Azure SQL Database
8 2 (0.12%) Electronic Patient Records
8 2 (0.12%) MySQL
8 2 (0.12%) Power BI
8 2 (0.12%) SQL Server 2014
9 1 (0.061%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.061%) EDMS
9 1 (0.061%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.061%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.061%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.061%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 105 (6.45%) MSI
2 39 (2.40%) InstallShield
3 38 (2.33%) AdminStudio
4 7 (0.43%) WinDbg
5 5 (0.31%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (0.25%) Jenkins
7 2 (0.12%) Artifactory
7 2 (0.12%) JIRA
7 2 (0.12%) Wise Package Studio
8 1 (0.061%) GCC
8 1 (0.061%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 1 (0.061%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.061%) Visual Studio
General
1 133 (8.17%) Public Sector
2 104 (6.39%) Finance
3 58 (3.56%) Retail
4 40 (2.46%) Banking
5 34 (2.09%) Local Government
6 26 (1.60%) Telecoms
7 21 (1.29%) Law
8 15 (0.92%) Manufacturing
9 11 (0.68%) Legal
9 11 (0.68%) Marketing
10 10 (0.61%) Back Office
11 9 (0.55%) Publishing
12 8 (0.49%) Electronics
12 8 (0.49%) Financial Institution
13 7 (0.43%) German Language
14 4 (0.25%) Automotive
15 3 (0.18%) Advertising
15 3 (0.18%) Games
15 3 (0.18%) Pharmaceutical
16 2 (0.12%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 234 (14.37%) Windows Engineer
2 212 (13.02%) Support Engineer
3 176 (10.81%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 135 (8.29%) Desktop Support
5 122 (7.49%) Analyst
6 117 (7.19%) Desktop Engineer
7 100 (6.14%) Applications Packager
8 98 (6.02%) 2nd Line Support
9 95 (5.84%) Consultant
10 91 (5.59%) Deployment Engineer
11 84 (5.16%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 81 (4.98%) Architect
13 74 (4.55%) IT Support
14 73 (4.48%) 2nd Line Engineer
15 69 (4.24%) IT Engineer
16 67 (4.12%) SCCM Engineer
17 62 (3.81%) Desktop Support Engineer
18 57 (3.50%) 3rd Line Support
18 57 (3.50%) Support Analyst
19 55 (3.38%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (1.72%) Software Packaging
2 13 (0.80%) XML
3 11 (0.68%) Web Services
4 10 (0.61%) LDAP
5 8 (0.49%) Regular Expression
5 8 (0.49%) Universal Windows Platform
6 7 (0.43%) .NET
6 7 (0.43%) ASP.NET
6 7 (0.43%) HTML
7 4 (0.25%) XMPP
8 2 (0.12%) 802.1X
8 2 (0.12%) Apache NiFi
8 2 (0.12%) CSS
8 2 (0.12%) Java RMI
8 2 (0.12%) REST
8 2 (0.12%) SOAP
9 1 (0.061%) LAMP
9 1 (0.061%) Middleware
9 1 (0.061%) OAuth
9 1 (0.061%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 106 (6.51%) Data Centre
2 84 (5.16%) Analytical Skills
3 52 (3.19%) PKI
4 48 (2.95%) Clustering
5 45 (2.76%) NHS
6 37 (2.27%) Replication
7 36 (2.21%) Driving Licence
7 36 (2.21%) Fat Client
7 36 (2.21%) Thin Client
8 35 (2.15%) Blackberry
8 35 (2.15%) User Experience
9 33 (2.03%) Video Conferencing
10 31 (1.90%) Management Information System
11 27 (1.66%) iPhone
12 23 (1.41%) Public Cloud
13 22 (1.35%) Self-Motivation
14 18 (1.11%) Enterprise Storage
15 13 (0.80%) iPad
16 12 (0.74%) CMDB
17 11 (0.68%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 1,324 (81.33%) Windows
2 784 (48.16%) Windows 10
3 434 (26.66%) Windows 7
4 394 (24.20%) Windows Server
5 179 (11.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 163 (10.01%) Windows Server 2008
7 86 (5.28%) Linux
8 56 (3.44%) Android
9 51 (3.13%) Apple iOS
10 48 (2.95%) Mac OS
11 32 (1.97%) Windows Server 2003
12 29 (1.78%) Unix
13 27 (1.66%) Windows 8
14 20 (1.23%) Windows XP
15 15 (0.92%) Mac OS X
16 10 (0.61%) CentOS
17 8 (0.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 2 (0.12%) Fedora
18 2 (0.12%) Solaris
18 2 (0.12%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 341 (20.95%) ITIL
2 256 (15.72%) Migration
3 234 (14.37%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 195 (11.98%) Application Packaging
5 126 (7.74%) Problem-Solving
6 92 (5.65%) ITSM
7 88 (5.41%) Incident Management
8 82 (5.04%) Service Management
9 68 (4.18%) Asset Management
10 59 (3.62%) Agile Software Development
10 59 (3.62%) Software Distribution
11 58 (3.56%) Project Delivery
12 57 (3.50%) ITIL V3
13 48 (2.95%) Mobile Device Management
14 47 (2.89%) Patch Management
14 47 (2.89%) Service Delivery
15 46 (2.83%) Change Management
16 44 (2.70%) User Acceptance Testing
17 39 (2.40%) Compatibility Testing
17 39 (2.40%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 397 (24.39%) PowerShell
2 151 (9.28%) SQL
3 58 (3.56%) VB
4 52 (3.19%) VBScript
5 24 (1.47%) Java
6 14 (0.86%) JavaScript
6 14 (0.86%) Python
7 12 (0.74%) VBA
8 11 (0.68%) PHP
9 9 (0.55%) Ruby
10 8 (0.49%) C#
11 5 (0.31%) C
11 5 (0.31%) C++
12 4 (0.25%) Bash Shell
13 2 (0.12%) Perl
13 2 (0.12%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 289 (17.75%) Security Cleared
2 227 (13.94%) SC Cleared
3 120 (7.37%) Microsoft Certification
4 91 (5.59%) MCSE
5 56 (3.44%) DV Cleared
6 31 (1.90%) MCSA
7 28 (1.72%) Citrix Certification
8 25 (1.54%) CCA
8 25 (1.54%) Degree
9 22 (1.35%) MCITP
9 22 (1.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 16 (0.98%) Cisco Certification
10 16 (0.98%) MCP
11 15 (0.92%) CCNA
11 15 (0.92%) DBS Check
12 13 (0.80%) A+ Certification
13 12 (0.74%) ITIL Certification
13 12 (0.74%) MCTS
14 6 (0.37%) MOS
14 6 (0.37%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 85 (5.22%) SLA
2 23 (1.41%) QA
3 8 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (0.37%) Cyber Essentials
4 6 (0.37%) GDPR
5 4 (0.25%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 2 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 2 (0.12%) NCSC
6 2 (0.12%) NIST
7 1 (0.061%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.061%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.061%) GxP
7 1 (0.061%) HL7
7 1 (0.061%) ISO 9000
7 1 (0.061%) ISO/IEC 19770
7 1 (0.061%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 1 (0.061%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.061%) PMO
System Software
1 896 (55.04%) Active Directory
2 216 (13.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 178 (10.93%) Microsoft App-V
4 157 (9.64%) Hyper-V
5 117 (7.19%) XenApp
6 77 (4.73%) VMware ESXi
6 77 (4.73%) XenDesktop
7 74 (4.55%) vSphere
8 42 (2.58%) DFS Replication
9 41 (2.52%) BitLocker
10 38 (2.33%) Virtual Desktop
11 30 (1.84%) Virtual Machines
12 22 (1.35%) Virtual Servers
13 15 (0.92%) Citrix Hypervisor
13 15 (0.92%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 15 (0.92%) VMware NSX
14 8 (0.49%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 8 (0.49%) Terminal Services
15 7 (0.43%) VMware Server
15 7 (0.43%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 141 (8.66%) SCOM
2 131 (8.05%) Microsoft Intune
3 104 (6.39%) WSUS
4 42 (2.58%) AirWatch
5 31 (1.90%) NetBackup
6 28 (1.72%) Jamf Pro
7 26 (1.60%) SCVMM
8 24 (1.47%) Microsoft Clustering
9 23 (1.41%) Norton AntiVirus
10 22 (1.35%) McAfee ePO
10 22 (1.35%) SCOrch
11 20 (1.23%) Nagios
11 20 (1.23%) Puppet
12 19 (1.17%) ThinApp
12 19 (1.17%) vRealize
13 18 (1.11%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
14 17 (1.04%) AppDNA
14 17 (1.04%) SCSM
15 16 (0.98%) Opscode Chef
15 16 (0.98%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 765 (46.99%) Microsoft
2 391 (24.02%) VMware
3 313 (19.23%) Citrix
4 114 (7.00%) Cisco
5 88 (5.41%) HP
6 79 (4.85%) McAfee
7 72 (4.42%) Dell
8 66 (4.05%) Ivanti
9 57 (3.50%) ServiceNow
10 55 (3.38%) Apple
11 43 (2.64%) NetApp
12 37 (2.27%) Symantec
13 32 (1.97%) EMC
14 27 (1.66%) SolarWinds
15 23 (1.41%) Google
16 20 (1.23%) Splunk
17 18 (1.11%) Adobe
17 18 (1.11%) Meraki
17 18 (1.11%) MobileIron
18 16 (0.98%) Sophos