Period
to 22 July 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 22 July 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
22 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 127 178 164
Rank change year-on-year +51 -14 -1
Contract jobs citing SCCM 1,950 1,314 1,654
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 2.07% 1.49% 1.63%
As % of the Systems Management category 15.46% 13.45% 14.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,220 824 1,008
England median daily rate £325 £325 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -3.70% +5.47%
10th Percentile £150 £133 £169
90th Percentile £525 £517 £538
UK median daily rate £325 £320 £330
% change year-on-year +1.56% -3.03% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 152 89 114
England median hourly rate £17.50 £14.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.69% -23.68% +8.57%
10th Percentile £13.25 £10.13 £12.58
90th Percentile £30.55 £32.75 £35.85
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £14.85 £19.00
% change year-on-year +17.85% -21.84% +11.76%

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 12,616 9,772 11,367
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.39% 11.06% 11.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,467 6,491 7,433
England median daily rate £488 £468 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.28% +10.00% +6.25%
10th Percentile £288 £275 £263
90th Percentile £638 £613 £588
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 349 217 236
England median hourly rate £19.40 £17.50 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.86% -20.45% +8.99%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.22 £12.38
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.00 £51.13
UK median hourly rate £19.25 £18.75 £22.50
% change year-on-year +2.67% -16.67% +11.47%

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 22 July 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 22 July 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 22 July 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 +40 824 £350 -3.45% 99
South East +86 428 £325 -10.96% 34
North of England +15 239 £325 +8.33% 49
Midlands +16 188 £325 +8.33% 34
South West +68 172 £350 +27.27% 15
North West +28 137 £325 +8.33% 19
East of England -10 99 £300 +30.43% 15
West Midlands -4 95 £320 -1.54% 18
East Midlands +14 93 £350 +25.00% 16
Yorkshire -10 77 £350 +112.12% 28
North East -4 25 £218 -37.86% 2
SCCM
UK

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 1,532 (78.56%) Windows
2 1,115 (57.18%) Active Directory
3 924 (47.38%) Microsoft
4 747 (38.31%) Windows 10
5 643 (32.97%) Office 365
6 557 (28.56%) VMware
7 542 (27.79%) Windows 7
8 540 (27.69%) Windows Server
9 453 (23.23%) PowerShell
9 453 (23.23%) Citrix
10 401 (20.56%) ITIL
11 360 (18.46%) VMware Infrastructure
12 324 (16.62%) Microsoft Azure
13 299 (15.33%) Security Cleared
14 291 (14.92%) Microsoft Office
15 288 (14.77%) Migration
16 278 (14.26%) Microsoft App-V
17 272 (13.95%) SCOM
18 256 (13.13%) Windows Server 2008
19 253 (12.97%) Finance
20 252 (12.92%) Hyper-V
20 252 (12.92%) Windows Server 2012
21 250 (12.82%) SC Cleared
22 230 (11.79%) DNS
23 227 (11.64%) MS Exchange
24 192 (9.85%) Cisco
24 192 (9.85%) Microsoft Certification
25 191 (9.79%) SQL
25 191 (9.79%) Application Packaging
26 167 (8.56%) DHCP

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
1 227 (11.64%) MS Exchange
2 150 (7.69%) Skype for Business
3 117 (6.00%) SharePoint
4 87 (4.46%) Exchange Server 2010
5 76 (3.90%) IIS
6 33 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2013
7 16 (0.82%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 13 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2007
9 12 (0.62%) Apache
9 12 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2003
10 8 (0.41%) IBM Notes
11 7 (0.36%) Confluence
11 7 (0.36%) SharePoint 2013
11 7 (0.36%) WebSphere
12 5 (0.26%) CMS
12 5 (0.26%) SharePoint Server
13 4 (0.21%) Site Server
13 4 (0.21%) Tomcat
14 3 (0.15%) Exchange Server 2000
15 2 (0.10%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 291 (14.92%) Microsoft Office
2 16 (0.82%) Microsoft Excel
3 14 (0.72%) MS Visio
4 8 (0.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 7 (0.36%) Microsoft Project
6 4 (0.21%) PTC Creo
6 4 (0.21%) Windchill
7 3 (0.15%) Mozilla Thunderbird
7 3 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.051%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.051%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 5 (0.26%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (0.21%) RMDS
3 3 (0.15%) Teamcenter
4 2 (0.10%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.10%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.051%) ENOVIA
5 1 (0.051%) Servitor
Cloud Services
1 643 (32.97%) Office 365
2 324 (16.62%) Microsoft Azure
3 105 (5.38%) Amazon AWS
4 93 (4.77%) Azure Active Directory
5 39 (2.00%) OneDrive
6 36 (1.85%) IaaS
7 28 (1.44%) PaaS
8 17 (0.87%) SaaS
9 15 (0.77%) Cloud Computing
10 14 (0.72%) Yammer
11 7 (0.36%) GitHub
12 6 (0.31%) Mimecast
13 4 (0.21%) Dynamics 365
13 4 (0.21%) G Suite
13 4 (0.21%) iTunes
14 3 (0.15%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 3 (0.15%) Datadog
14 3 (0.15%) Slack
15 2 (0.10%) Akamai
15 2 (0.10%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 230 (11.79%) DNS
2 167 (8.56%) DHCP
3 144 (7.38%) Skype
4 143 (7.33%) LAN
5 120 (6.15%) WAN
6 118 (6.05%) Firewall
7 115 (5.90%) SAN
8 114 (5.85%) VPN
9 100 (5.13%) TCP/IP
10 59 (3.03%) Remote Desktop
11 57 (2.92%) Internet
12 40 (2.05%) VLAN
13 38 (1.95%) VoIP
13 38 (1.95%) Wireless
14 33 (1.69%) NetScaler
15 30 (1.54%) DMZ
16 29 (1.49%) NAS
17 26 (1.33%) Wi-Fi
18 23 (1.18%) SMS
19 20 (1.03%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 155 (7.95%) SQL Server
2 42 (2.15%) Amazon RDS
3 21 (1.08%) SQL Server 2008
4 19 (0.97%) SQL Server 2012
5 14 (0.72%) Power BI
5 14 (0.72%) SQL Server 2016
6 12 (0.62%) SQL Server 2005
7 10 (0.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 9 (0.46%) Blockchain
9 8 (0.41%) Big Data
9 8 (0.41%) Oracle Database
10 6 (0.31%) MySQL
10 6 (0.31%) Oracle Database 10g
11 5 (0.26%) BusinessObjects
12 4 (0.21%) Azure SQL Database
12 4 (0.21%) SQL Server 2000
12 4 (0.21%) SQL Server 2014
12 4 (0.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 4 (0.21%) SQLPlus
13 3 (0.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 110 (5.64%) MSI
2 51 (2.62%) JIRA
3 30 (1.54%) AdminStudio
4 29 (1.49%) InstallShield
5 17 (0.87%) Jenkins
6 13 (0.67%) Git (software)
7 9 (0.46%) Team Foundation Server
8 8 (0.41%) Visual Studio
9 6 (0.31%) Visual Studio Team System
9 6 (0.31%) WiX
10 5 (0.26%) WinDbg
11 4 (0.21%) JMeter
11 4 (0.21%) LoadRunner
11 4 (0.21%) Subversion
11 4 (0.21%) Zephyr
12 3 (0.15%) Hudson
13 2 (0.10%) Artifactory
13 2 (0.10%) Metasploit
13 2 (0.10%) SilkTest
14 1 (0.051%) LoadUI
General
1 253 (12.97%) Finance
2 54 (2.77%) Banking
3 46 (2.36%) Retail
4 30 (1.54%) Publishing
5 29 (1.49%) Law
6 25 (1.28%) Back Office
7 20 (1.03%) Telecoms
8 19 (0.97%) Marketing
9 18 (0.92%) Local Government
10 17 (0.87%) Legal
11 16 (0.82%) Manufacturing
12 10 (0.51%) Electronics
13 9 (0.46%) Investment Banking
14 8 (0.41%) Advertising
15 7 (0.36%) Financial Institution
16 6 (0.31%) French Language
17 5 (0.26%) Billing
17 5 (0.26%) Front Office
17 5 (0.26%) Japanese Language
17 5 (0.26%) Military
Job Titles
1 288 (14.77%) Analyst
2 275 (14.10%) Desktop Support
3 232 (11.90%) Support Engineer
4 197 (10.10%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 195 (10.00%) Windows Engineer
6 172 (8.82%) Architect
7 144 (7.38%) SCCM Engineer
8 132 (6.77%) 2nd Line Support
9 129 (6.62%) Consultant
10 125 (6.41%) Desktop Engineer
11 100 (5.13%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 95 (4.87%) Support Analyst
13 84 (4.31%) Applications Packager
14 83 (4.26%) Server Engineer
15 71 (3.64%) Service Analyst
16 65 (3.33%) 2nd Line Engineer
17 63 (3.23%) 3rd Line Support
17 63 (3.23%) SCCM Consultant
18 61 (3.13%) Administrator
19 60 (3.08%) Deployment Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (3.08%) Web Services
2 33 (1.69%) Software Packaging
3 17 (0.87%) .NET
4 11 (0.56%) JSON
5 9 (0.46%) .NET Framework
5 9 (0.46%) REST
6 8 (0.41%) XMPP
7 7 (0.36%) HTML
8 6 (0.31%) CSS
9 5 (0.26%) 802.1X
9 5 (0.26%) AngularJS
9 5 (0.26%) ASP.NET Web API
9 5 (0.26%) Dapper ORM
9 5 (0.26%) Entity Framework
9 5 (0.26%) MFC
9 5 (0.26%) NHibernate
9 5 (0.26%) Node.js
9 5 (0.26%) WCF
9 5 (0.26%) Web Services Management
9 5 (0.26%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 132 (6.77%) Data Centre
2 84 (4.31%) Analytical Skills
3 82 (4.21%) Clustering
3 82 (4.21%) PKI
4 60 (3.08%) Smartphone
5 56 (2.87%) Management Information System
5 56 (2.87%) Self-Motivation
6 55 (2.82%) Fat Client
6 55 (2.82%) Thin Client
7 38 (1.95%) iPad
8 35 (1.79%) Blackberry
9 34 (1.74%) Video Conferencing
10 31 (1.59%) iPhone
11 25 (1.28%) User Experience
12 19 (0.97%) CMDB
13 18 (0.92%) Client/Server
14 17 (0.87%) Hybrid Cloud
14 17 (0.87%) Replication
15 16 (0.82%) CLARiiON
16 15 (0.77%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 1,532 (78.56%) Windows
2 747 (38.31%) Windows 10
3 542 (27.79%) Windows 7
4 540 (27.69%) Windows Server
5 256 (13.13%) Windows Server 2008
6 252 (12.92%) Windows Server 2012
7 142 (7.28%) Linux
8 102 (5.23%) Windows Server 2003
9 100 (5.13%) Apple iOS
10 82 (4.21%) Android
11 72 (3.69%) Mac OS X
12 64 (3.28%) Windows 8
13 59 (3.03%) Mac OS
14 50 (2.56%) Windows XP
15 47 (2.41%) Unix
16 25 (1.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 20 (1.03%) AIX
18 18 (0.92%) Windows 2000
19 15 (0.77%) Solaris
20 11 (0.56%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 401 (20.56%) ITIL
2 288 (14.77%) Migration
3 191 (9.79%) Application Packaging
4 121 (6.21%) Problem-Solving
5 99 (5.08%) Change Management
6 89 (4.56%) Service Management
7 75 (3.85%) Incident Management
7 75 (3.85%) Mobile Device Management
8 74 (3.79%) Problem Management
9 71 (3.64%) Configuration Management
10 68 (3.49%) ITSM
11 65 (3.33%) ITIL V3
12 63 (3.23%) Service Delivery
13 61 (3.13%) Project Management
13 61 (3.13%) User Acceptance Testing
14 59 (3.03%) Software Deployment
15 58 (2.97%) Asset Management
16 53 (2.72%) Patch Management
17 50 (2.56%) Stakeholder Management
18 46 (2.36%) Deployment Automation
Programming Languages
1 453 (23.23%) PowerShell
2 191 (9.79%) SQL
3 100 (5.13%) VBScript
4 70 (3.59%) VB
5 23 (1.18%) JavaScript
5 23 (1.18%) Python
6 22 (1.13%) Java
7 13 (0.67%) Bash Shell
8 12 (0.62%) C#
8 12 (0.62%) Ruby
9 11 (0.56%) C
10 8 (0.41%) PHP
11 6 (0.31%) T-SQL
12 5 (0.26%) AppleScript
12 5 (0.26%) Perl
12 5 (0.26%) Shell Script
13 2 (0.10%) VBA
Qualifications
1 299 (15.33%) Security Cleared
2 250 (12.82%) SC Cleared
3 192 (9.85%) Microsoft Certification
4 118 (6.05%) MCSE
5 81 (4.15%) MCSA
6 49 (2.51%) DV Cleared
7 42 (2.15%) MCP
8 32 (1.64%) Cisco Certification
9 29 (1.49%) Degree
9 29 (1.49%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 27 (1.38%) ITIL Certification
11 22 (1.13%) CCNA
12 20 (1.03%) Citrix Certification
13 19 (0.97%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 18 (0.92%) A+ Certification
14 18 (0.92%) DBS Check
15 17 (0.87%) CCNP
15 17 (0.87%) MCITP
16 16 (0.82%) Novell Certification
17 15 (0.77%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 112 (5.74%) SLA
2 26 (1.33%) QA
3 17 (0.87%) GDPR
4 5 (0.26%) Disclosure Scotland
5 4 (0.21%) PCI DSS
5 4 (0.21%) PMO
5 4 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.10%) COBIT
7 2 (0.10%) RMADS
8 1 (0.051%) Def Stans
8 1 (0.051%) GCP
8 1 (0.051%) Government Security Classifications
8 1 (0.051%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 1 (0.051%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.051%) Solvency II
System Software
1 1,115 (57.18%) Active Directory
2 360 (18.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 278 (14.26%) Microsoft App-V
4 252 (12.92%) Hyper-V
5 165 (8.46%) XenApp
6 152 (7.79%) XenDesktop
7 148 (7.59%) VMware ESXi
8 85 (4.36%) BitLocker
9 76 (3.90%) vSphere
10 66 (3.38%) Virtual Desktop
11 53 (2.72%) Virtual Machines
12 42 (2.15%) XenServer
13 32 (1.64%) VMware Workstation
14 25 (1.28%) Virtual Servers
15 19 (0.97%) DFS Replication
16 17 (0.87%) Terminal Services
17 13 (0.67%) Citrix Presentation Server
18 11 (0.56%) Xen
19 10 (0.51%) VMware NSX
19 10 (0.51%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 272 (13.95%) SCOM
2 147 (7.54%) Microsoft Intune
3 132 (6.77%) WSUS
4 62 (3.18%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 50 (2.56%) Microsoft Clustering
6 41 (2.10%) NetBackup
7 37 (1.90%) SCOrch
8 35 (1.79%) SCVMM
8 35 (1.79%) vCenter Server
9 33 (1.69%) AirWatch
9 33 (1.69%) McAfee ePO
10 22 (1.13%) SCSM
10 22 (1.13%) Single Sign-On
11 21 (1.08%) Puppet
12 19 (0.97%) Norton AntiVirus
13 13 (0.67%) Backup Exec
13 13 (0.67%) Nagios
13 13 (0.67%) vRealize
14 11 (0.56%) Perfmon
15 10 (0.51%) Terraform
Vendors
1 924 (47.38%) Microsoft
2 557 (28.56%) VMware
3 453 (23.23%) Citrix
4 192 (9.85%) Cisco
5 160 (8.21%) HP
6 144 (7.38%) Ivanti
7 109 (5.59%) Apple
8 88 (4.51%) McAfee
9 86 (4.41%) ServiceNow
10 76 (3.90%) Dell
11 63 (3.23%) SolarWinds
12 61 (3.13%) EMC
13 55 (2.82%) NetApp
14 47 (2.41%) Remedy
15 40 (2.05%) Symantec
16 39 (2.00%) IBM
17 36 (1.85%) Wyse
18 35 (1.79%) Oracle
18 35 (1.79%) Red Hat
19 32 (1.64%) Veeam