Period
to 15 June 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 15 June 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
15 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 176 107 98
Rank change year-on-year -69 -9 +43
Contract jobs citing SCCM 726 872 2,041
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 1.48% 2.24% 2.47%
As % of the Systems Management category 9.32% 14.66% 16.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 488 585 1,356
10th Percentile £150 £143 £147
25th Percentile £206 £205 £224
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £350 £350 £375
Median % change year-on-year - -6.67% +15.38%
75th Percentile £450 £450 £464
90th Percentile £526 £520 £528
UK median daily rate £350 £350 £375
% change year-on-year - -6.67% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 81 157
10th Percentile £15.00 £12.42 £13.50
25th Percentile £16.25 £14.75 £15.37
Median hourly rate £18.69 £19.50 £18.50
Median % change year-on-year -4.17% +5.41% +5.71%
75th Percentile £22.31 £22.75 £22.40
90th Percentile £38.13 £27.25 £36.67
UK median hourly rate £18.38 £19.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year -3.29% +2.70% +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 7,790 5,950 12,451
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 15.89% 15.26% 15.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,522 4,213 8,481
10th Percentile £350 £300 £313
25th Percentile £425 £413 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% - +2.56%
75th Percentile £600 £600 £600
90th Percentile £688 £675 £675
UK median daily rate £513 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +2.50% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 96 128 279
10th Percentile £15.00 £12.42 £12.00
25th Percentile £18.00 £14.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate £23.61 £19.50 £18.50
Median % change year-on-year +21.05% +5.41% -0.56%
75th Percentile £47.63 £25.29 £28.63
90th Percentile £60.50 £47.41 £48.09
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £20.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +75.00% +5.26% +2.70%

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 15 June 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 15 June 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 15 June 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 -94 237 £400 +8.84% 44
South East -1 143 £346 +2.59% 28
Midlands -4 93 £300 -1.64% 25
North of England -44 86 £325 +3.67% 24
South West -15 78 £338 -20.59% 16
West Midlands 0 58 £325 -21.21% 19
East of England -11 57 £336 +4.92% 9
North West -44 49 £343 +10.48% 13
East Midlands +5 35 £223 +28.99% 6
Yorkshire -1 32 £225 -35.71% 8
North East +9 5 £300 +14.29% 3
SCCM
UK

For the 6 months to 15 June 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.

1 561 (77.27%) Windows
2 439 (60.47%) Active Directory
3 366 (50.41%) Microsoft
4 299 (41.18%) Microsoft 365
5 297 (40.91%) Windows 10
6 216 (29.75%) VMware
7 211 (29.06%) Azure
8 201 (27.69%) Windows Server
9 189 (26.03%) PowerShell
10 143 (19.70%) VMware Infrastructure
11 142 (19.56%) Social Skills
12 137 (18.87%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 125 (17.22%) ITIL
14 122 (16.80%) Security Cleared
15 116 (15.98%) Microsoft Intune
16 110 (15.15%) Citrix
17 108 (14.88%) Windows Server 2012
18 107 (14.74%) DNS
19 98 (13.50%) Microsoft Office
20 97 (13.36%) Migration
20 97 (13.36%) Windows 7
21 93 (12.81%) Problem-Solving
21 93 (12.81%) Windows Server 2016
22 85 (11.71%) SC Cleared
23 83 (11.43%) Azure Active Directory
24 81 (11.16%) Hyper-V
25 78 (10.74%) SharePoint
26 76 (10.47%) SQL
27 71 (9.78%) Finance
28 69 (9.50%) 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 78 (10.74%) SharePoint
2 47 (6.47%) MS Exchange
3 16 (2.20%) IIS
4 13 (1.79%) Skype for Business
5 9 (1.24%) Confluence
6 7 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2010
7 5 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2013
8 4 (0.55%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 4 (0.55%) SharePoint Server
9 2 (0.28%) Site Server
9 2 (0.28%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.28%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.14%) Apache
Applications
1 98 (13.50%) Microsoft Office
2 16 (2.20%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (0.83%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (0.55%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.14%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.14%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 6 (0.83%) Remedy ITSM
1 6 (0.83%) Tesseract
2 1 (0.14%) assyst
2 1 (0.14%) Eikon
2 1 (0.14%) Refinitiv Enterprise Platform
2 1 (0.14%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 299 (41.18%) Microsoft 365
2 211 (29.06%) Azure
3 83 (11.43%) Azure Active Directory
4 41 (5.65%) AWS
5 31 (4.27%) Mimecast
6 24 (3.31%) IaaS
6 24 (3.31%) PaaS
7 20 (2.75%) OneDrive
8 19 (2.62%) SaaS
9 10 (1.38%) Power Platform
10 5 (0.69%) Adobe Creative Cloud
10 5 (0.69%) GitHub
10 5 (0.69%) Power Automate
10 5 (0.69%) PowerApps
11 4 (0.55%) Amazon EKS
11 4 (0.55%) AWS CloudFormation
11 4 (0.55%) GCP
11 4 (0.55%) Google Workspace
11 4 (0.55%) OpenShift
11 4 (0.55%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 107 (14.74%) DNS
2 64 (8.82%) DHCP
3 46 (6.34%) VPN
4 45 (6.20%) Firewall
4 45 (6.20%) LAN
5 40 (5.51%) WAN
6 31 (4.27%) NetScaler
6 31 (4.27%) SAN
7 30 (4.13%) TCP/IP
8 29 (3.99%) Wireless
9 25 (3.44%) Skype
10 18 (2.48%) VoIP
11 17 (2.34%) WAAS
12 13 (1.79%) Wi-Fi
13 11 (1.52%) Cisco IOS
13 11 (1.52%) Remote Desktop
14 9 (1.24%) VLAN
14 9 (1.24%) VSAN
15 8 (1.10%) NAS
16 7 (0.96%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (7.16%) SQL Server
2 14 (1.93%) MySQL
3 9 (1.24%) SQL Server 2012
4 8 (1.10%) PostgreSQL
4 8 (1.10%) SQL Server 2008
4 8 (1.10%) SQL Server 2014
5 7 (0.96%) SQL Server 2016
6 6 (0.83%) Oracle Database
7 5 (0.69%) Power BI
8 4 (0.55%) MongoDB
8 4 (0.55%) NoSQL
9 3 (0.41%) Amazon RDS
10 2 (0.28%) Tableau
11 1 (0.14%) Azure SQL Database
11 1 (0.14%) DTS
11 1 (0.14%) Oracle Reports
11 1 (0.14%) RDBMS
11 1 (0.14%) Relational Database
11 1 (0.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 29 (3.99%) MSI
2 10 (1.38%) InstallShield
3 6 (0.83%) AdminStudio
3 6 (0.83%) Visual Studio
4 5 (0.69%) Git (software)
4 5 (0.69%) GitLab
4 5 (0.69%) Vagrant
5 4 (0.55%) Android Studio
5 4 (0.55%) Jenkins
5 4 (0.55%) Xcode
6 3 (0.41%) Fiddler
6 3 (0.41%) JIRA
6 3 (0.41%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (0.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (0.14%) Gradle
7 1 (0.14%) Hudson
7 1 (0.14%) Inno Setup
7 1 (0.14%) Maven
7 1 (0.14%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.14%) TeamCity
General
1 142 (19.56%) Social Skills
2 71 (9.78%) Finance
3 63 (8.68%) Public Sector
4 25 (3.44%) Retail
5 16 (2.20%) Analytical Skills
5 16 (2.20%) Manufacturing
6 15 (2.07%) Law
6 15 (2.07%) Telecoms
7 14 (1.93%) Documentation Skills
8 13 (1.79%) Banking
9 12 (1.65%) Legal
10 11 (1.52%) Electronics
10 11 (1.52%) Marketing
11 8 (1.10%) Back Office
12 6 (0.83%) Organisational Skills
12 6 (0.83%) Spanish Language
13 5 (0.69%) Local Government
14 3 (0.41%) Financial Institution
14 3 (0.41%) Investment Banking
14 3 (0.41%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 102 (14.05%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 74 (10.19%) Support Engineer
3 61 (8.40%) Analyst
4 49 (6.75%) Desktop Support
5 47 (6.47%) Desktop Engineer
5 47 (6.47%) SCCM Engineer
5 47 (6.47%) Windows Engineer
6 46 (6.34%) Consultant
7 43 (5.92%) 2nd Line Support
8 41 (5.65%) Architect
9 32 (4.41%) IT Engineer
10 31 (4.27%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 26 (3.58%) Desktop Support Engineer
12 25 (3.44%) IT Support
13 24 (3.31%) Administrator
13 24 (3.31%) Build Engineer
14 22 (3.03%) Deployment Engineer
15 21 (2.89%) Systems Engineer
16 20 (2.75%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
17 19 (2.62%) SCCM Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (2.62%) Software Packaging
2 14 (1.93%) Middleware
3 8 (1.10%) LDAP
4 7 (0.96%) SAML
5 6 (0.83%) .NET
6 4 (0.55%) Microsoft Graph
6 4 (0.55%) OAuth
6 4 (0.55%) Web Services
7 3 (0.41%) .NET Core
7 3 (0.41%) AngularJS
7 3 (0.41%) ASP.NET
7 3 (0.41%) Django
7 3 (0.41%) Express
7 3 (0.41%) MEAN Stack
7 3 (0.41%) Node.js
7 3 (0.41%) Ruby on Rails
8 2 (0.28%) Elastic Stack
9 1 (0.14%) 802.1X
9 1 (0.14%) Regular Expression
9 1 (0.14%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 46 (6.34%) Data Centre
2 31 (4.27%) Clustering
3 20 (2.75%) PKI
4 14 (1.93%) User Experience
5 13 (1.79%) EMC VNX
6 12 (1.65%) CMDB
6 12 (1.65%) Management Information System
6 12 (1.65%) Self-Motivation
7 11 (1.52%) Public Cloud
8 10 (1.38%) iPad
9 9 (1.24%) Smartphone
9 9 (1.24%) Video Conferencing
10 8 (1.10%) Enterprise Software
11 7 (0.96%) HP Storage
12 6 (0.83%) Blackberry
12 6 (0.83%) Data Protection Act
13 5 (0.69%) EPoS
13 5 (0.69%) Fat Client
13 5 (0.69%) NHS
13 5 (0.69%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 561 (77.27%) Windows
2 297 (40.91%) Windows 10
3 201 (27.69%) Windows Server
4 108 (14.88%) Windows Server 2012
5 97 (13.36%) Windows 7
6 93 (12.81%) Windows Server 2016
7 56 (7.71%) Windows Server 2019
8 46 (6.34%) Linux
9 37 (5.10%) Windows Server 2008
10 21 (2.89%) Android
11 20 (2.75%) Apple iOS
11 20 (2.75%) Windows 8
12 18 (2.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 17 (2.34%) Unix
14 15 (2.07%) Mac OS
14 15 (2.07%) Windows Server 2003
15 13 (1.79%) Windows XP
16 5 (0.69%) AIX
16 5 (0.69%) Mac OS X
17 4 (0.55%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 137 (18.87%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 125 (17.22%) ITIL
3 97 (13.36%) Migration
4 93 (12.81%) Problem-Solving
5 53 (7.30%) Application Packaging
6 35 (4.82%) Agile Software Development
7 34 (4.68%) Change Management
7 34 (4.68%) Service Delivery
8 32 (4.41%) Project Management
9 31 (4.27%) Data Protection
10 28 (3.86%) Configuration Management
11 26 (3.58%) ITSM
11 26 (3.58%) Mobile Device Management
12 25 (3.44%) Patch Management
13 24 (3.31%) Disaster Recovery
13 24 (3.31%) Service Management
14 22 (3.03%) DevOps
15 20 (2.75%) Application Virtualisation
16 18 (2.48%) Incident Management
16 18 (2.48%) Project Delivery
Programming Languages
1 189 (26.03%) PowerShell
2 76 (10.47%) SQL
3 24 (3.31%) Python
4 18 (2.48%) VBScript
5 12 (1.65%) VB
6 11 (1.52%) Bash Shell
6 11 (1.52%) C
6 11 (1.52%) PHP
7 10 (1.38%) Java
8 9 (1.24%) Perl
9 5 (0.69%) C#
9 5 (0.69%) JavaScript
9 5 (0.69%) VB.NET
10 4 (0.55%) C++
10 4 (0.55%) VBA
11 3 (0.41%) Ruby
12 1 (0.14%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 122 (16.80%) Security Cleared
2 85 (11.71%) SC Cleared
3 48 (6.61%) Microsoft Certification
4 28 (3.86%) Degree
4 28 (3.86%) DV Cleared
5 27 (3.72%) MCSE
6 19 (2.62%) DBS Check
7 13 (1.79%) ITIL Certification
8 11 (1.52%) Citrix Certification
9 10 (1.38%) MCSA
10 6 (0.83%) CCNA
10 6 (0.83%) Cisco Certification
10 6 (0.83%) Computer Science Degree
11 5 (0.69%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 4 (0.55%) CISSP
12 4 (0.55%) MCITP
13 3 (0.41%) CISM
13 3 (0.41%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 2 (0.28%) MCTS
14 2 (0.28%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (4.82%) SLA
2 10 (1.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (0.96%) GDPR
4 6 (0.83%) NIST
5 3 (0.41%) COBIT
5 3 (0.41%) Data Quality
5 3 (0.41%) QA
6 2 (0.28%) Cyber Essentials
6 2 (0.28%) NIST 800
7 1 (0.14%) Accessibility
7 1 (0.14%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 1 (0.14%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.14%) GPG13
7 1 (0.14%) PMO
7 1 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 439 (60.47%) Active Directory
2 143 (19.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 81 (11.16%) Hyper-V
4 53 (7.30%) VMware ESXi
5 48 (6.61%) Microsoft App-V
6 31 (4.27%) XenApp
7 29 (3.99%) vSphere
8 26 (3.58%) Virtual Machines
9 19 (2.62%) BitLocker
10 17 (2.34%) Virtual Desktop
10 17 (2.34%) XenDesktop
11 15 (2.07%) Firmware
12 12 (1.65%) DFS Replication
13 11 (1.52%) VMware Server
14 10 (1.38%) Virtual Servers
15 8 (1.10%) Docker
15 8 (1.10%) VMware Workstation
16 5 (0.69%) VMware NSX
17 4 (0.55%) Microsoft Virtual Server
18 3 (0.41%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 116 (15.98%) Microsoft Intune
2 69 (9.50%) SCOM
3 37 (5.10%) WSUS
4 32 (4.41%) Active Directory Federation Services
5 31 (4.27%) Microsoft Clustering
6 22 (3.03%) vCenter Server
7 21 (2.89%) AirWatch
8 19 (2.62%) Terraform
9 18 (2.48%) Puppet
10 17 (2.34%) SCSM
11 16 (2.20%) Opscode Chef
12 14 (1.93%) IBM BigFix
12 14 (1.93%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
12 14 (1.93%) SCVMM
13 13 (1.79%) Ansible
14 10 (1.38%) Failover Clustering
14 10 (1.38%) McAfee ePO
14 10 (1.38%) SCDPM
15 9 (1.24%) Jamf Pro
16 7 (0.96%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 366 (50.41%) Microsoft
2 216 (29.75%) VMware
3 110 (15.15%) Citrix
4 66 (9.09%) Cisco
5 49 (6.75%) Apple
6 45 (6.20%) HP
7 39 (5.37%) Ivanti
8 32 (4.41%) EMC
9 30 (4.13%) Dell
9 30 (4.13%) ServiceNow
10 28 (3.86%) NetApp
11 24 (3.31%) McAfee
11 24 (3.31%) SolarWinds
12 22 (3.03%) Symantec
13 19 (2.62%) Google
13 19 (2.62%) Red Hat
14 16 (2.20%) Oracle
14 16 (2.20%) Remedy
15 14 (1.93%) Meraki
15 14 (1.93%) SAP