Period
to 28 January 2022

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 28 January 2022 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
28 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 173 155 85
Rank change year-on-year -18 -70 +37
Contract jobs citing SCCM 1,130 600 1,826
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 1.62% 1.72% 2.79%
As % of the Systems Management category 9.97% 10.46% 19.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 813 390 1,207
10th Percentile £159 £150 £146
25th Percentile £200 £200 £193
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £325 £363 £325
Median % change year-on-year -10.34% +11.54% -11.17%
75th Percentile £475 £474 £438
90th Percentile £550 £506 £500
UK median daily rate £338 £350 £333
% change year-on-year -3.57% +5.11% -7.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 72 49 154
10th Percentile £14.25 £12.50 £12.44
25th Percentile £15.78 £14.00 £13.41
Median hourly rate £18.75 £17.43 £16.50
Median % change year-on-year +7.57% +5.64% -5.71%
75th Percentile £22.25 £23.00 £20.25
90th Percentile £24.45 £42.60 £24.83
UK median hourly rate £18.75 £17.43 £16.50
% change year-on-year +7.57% +5.64% -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 11,335 5,737 9,571
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 16.23% 16.43% 14.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,297 4,064 6,671
10th Percentile £357 £313 £263
25th Percentile £463 £406 £375
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% - -
75th Percentile £650 £580 £600
90th Percentile £728 £656 £675
UK median daily rate £550 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +10.00% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 163 121 246
10th Percentile £14.25 £12.75 £12.44
25th Percentile £15.50 £16.02 £14.00
Median hourly rate £20.00 £24.00 £17.50
Median % change year-on-year -16.67% +37.14% -
75th Percentile £41.10 £50.00 £26.75
90th Percentile £63.70 £61.25 £47.00
UK median hourly rate £21.43 £32.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -34.08% +85.71% -

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 28 January 2022.

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 28 January 2022.

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 28 January 2022. 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
Jobs
London -51 401 £375 -6.25% 92
South East -3 210 £350 -6.67% 51
North of England +10 190 £250 - 49
Midlands -5 141 £225 -25.62% 51
West Midlands -24 95 £200 -38.46% 28
North West -15 92 £238 -8.21% 24
South West -18 89 £344 +14.58% 22
Yorkshire +15 82 £250 +25.00% 20
East of England -13 65 £350 +37.25% 29
East Midlands +4 44 £258 +37.33% 23
North East +8 17 £200 +9.59% 5
SCCM
UK

For the 6 months to 28 January 2022, 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.

1 844 (74.69%) Windows
2 679 (60.09%) Active Directory
3 652 (57.70%) Microsoft
4 559 (49.47%) Microsoft 365
5 450 (39.82%) Windows 10
6 312 (27.61%) VMware
7 310 (27.43%) Azure
8 281 (24.87%) Windows Server
9 259 (22.92%) PowerShell
10 249 (22.04%) Social Skills
11 215 (19.03%) ITIL
12 202 (17.88%) Citrix
12 202 (17.88%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 196 (17.35%) Microsoft Intune
14 192 (16.99%) VMware Infrastructure
15 188 (16.64%) Microsoft Office
16 178 (15.75%) DNS
17 145 (12.83%) Azure Active Directory
18 143 (12.65%) Windows 7
19 140 (12.39%) Security Cleared
20 136 (12.04%) DHCP
21 123 (10.88%) Problem-Solving
22 113 (10.00%) Finance
23 112 (9.91%) Cisco
24 108 (9.56%) Windows Server 2012
25 107 (9.47%) Migration
26 105 (9.29%) Firewall
27 98 (8.67%) SC Cleared
28 95 (8.41%) SharePoint
28 95 (8.41%) Windows Server 2016

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 95 (8.41%) SharePoint
2 89 (7.88%) MS Exchange
3 28 (2.48%) Exchange Server 2010
4 25 (2.21%) Skype for Business
5 23 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2013
6 19 (1.68%) IIS
7 14 (1.24%) Exchange Server 2007
8 4 (0.35%) Confluence
9 3 (0.27%) Office Communications Server
10 2 (0.18%) CMS
11 1 (0.088%) Apache
11 1 (0.088%) MTS
11 1 (0.088%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 188 (16.64%) Microsoft Office
2 42 (3.72%) Microsoft Excel
3 12 (1.06%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (0.35%) Microsoft Project
4 4 (0.35%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.27%) Mathcad
6 1 (0.088%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.088%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (0.71%) Remedy ITSM
2 7 (0.62%) assyst
3 3 (0.27%) Tesseract
4 2 (0.18%) Eikon
5 1 (0.088%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.088%) Infor SunSystems
5 1 (0.088%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.088%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.088%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 559 (49.47%) Microsoft 365
2 310 (27.43%) Azure
3 145 (12.83%) Azure Active Directory
4 61 (5.40%) AWS
5 46 (4.07%) OneDrive
6 40 (3.54%) IaaS
7 21 (1.86%) PaaS
8 20 (1.77%) SaaS
9 16 (1.42%) Mimecast
10 9 (0.80%) Google Workspace
11 8 (0.71%) Cloud Computing
11 8 (0.71%) GCP
11 8 (0.71%) Power Platform
12 7 (0.62%) Yammer
13 6 (0.53%) Azure Monitor
14 4 (0.35%) Azure Sentinel
14 4 (0.35%) Dynamics 365
14 4 (0.35%) Nutanix
14 4 (0.35%) Power Automate
15 3 (0.27%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 178 (15.75%) DNS
2 136 (12.04%) DHCP
3 105 (9.29%) Firewall
4 92 (8.14%) LAN
5 90 (7.96%) VPN
6 79 (6.99%) WAN
7 78 (6.90%) TCP/IP
8 66 (5.84%) Wi-Fi
9 51 (4.51%) Wireless
10 50 (4.42%) SAN
11 47 (4.16%) VoIP
12 43 (3.81%) Skype
13 34 (3.01%) VLAN
14 29 (2.57%) Internet
15 26 (2.30%) WebEx
16 24 (2.12%) Remote Desktop
17 23 (2.04%) Network Security
18 21 (1.86%) NetScaler
19 17 (1.50%) IPv4
20 16 (1.42%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 85 (7.52%) SQL Server
2 25 (2.21%) MySQL
3 15 (1.33%) SQL Server 2008
4 14 (1.24%) SQL Server 2012
5 11 (0.97%) SQL Server 2014
6 7 (0.62%) Power BI
6 7 (0.62%) SQL Server 2005
6 7 (0.62%) SQL Server 2016
7 6 (0.53%) Amazon RDS
8 5 (0.44%) DTS
9 4 (0.35%) FileMaker
10 3 (0.27%) Oracle Reports
11 2 (0.18%) Redis
11 2 (0.18%) Relational Database
11 2 (0.18%) SQL Server 2019
12 1 (0.088%) Azure SQL Database
12 1 (0.088%) InfluxDB
12 1 (0.088%) MongoDB
12 1 (0.088%) Oracle Database
12 1 (0.088%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 15 (1.33%) MSI
2 11 (0.97%) JIRA
3 10 (0.88%) InstallShield
4 5 (0.44%) Jenkins
5 4 (0.35%) Android Studio
5 4 (0.35%) Xcode
6 3 (0.27%) Git (software)
6 3 (0.27%) Visual Studio
6 3 (0.27%) Visual Studio Team System
7 2 (0.18%) GCC
7 2 (0.18%) JMeter
7 2 (0.18%) Ranorex
7 2 (0.18%) Subversion
7 2 (0.18%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.088%) Bitbucket
8 1 (0.088%) Chocolatey
8 1 (0.088%) GitLab
8 1 (0.088%) Inno Setup
General
1 249 (22.04%) Social Skills
2 113 (10.00%) Finance
3 88 (7.79%) Public Sector
4 45 (3.98%) Analytical Skills
5 36 (3.19%) Banking
6 32 (2.83%) Telecoms
7 31 (2.74%) Retail
8 23 (2.04%) Manufacturing
9 22 (1.95%) Organisational Skills
10 21 (1.86%) Documentation Skills
11 19 (1.68%) Law
12 15 (1.33%) Marketing
13 10 (0.88%) French Language
13 10 (0.88%) Legal
14 9 (0.80%) Electronics
14 9 (0.80%) Local Government
14 9 (0.80%) Presentation Skills
15 8 (0.71%) Financial Institution
16 7 (0.62%) Front Office
17 6 (0.53%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 214 (18.94%) Support Engineer
2 164 (14.51%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 110 (9.73%) Analyst
4 109 (9.65%) Desktop Support
5 104 (9.20%) Desktop Engineer
6 100 (8.85%) 2nd Line Support
7 90 (7.96%) SCCM Engineer
8 87 (7.70%) IT Support
9 83 (7.35%) Windows Engineer
10 82 (7.26%) IT Engineer
11 73 (6.46%) 2nd Line Engineer
12 70 (6.19%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 58 (5.13%) Desktop Support Engineer
14 49 (4.34%) IT Support Engineer
15 43 (3.81%) 3rd Line Support
15 43 (3.81%) Support Analyst
16 42 (3.72%) Microsoft 365 Engineer
17 40 (3.54%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
18 39 (3.45%) Architect
18 39 (3.45%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (2.12%) XMPP
2 18 (1.59%) .NET
3 17 (1.50%) Software Packaging
4 9 (0.80%) Classic ASP
5 8 (0.71%) LDAP
5 8 (0.71%) SAML
6 6 (0.53%) Web Services
7 5 (0.44%) REST
8 4 (0.35%) ASP.NET
8 4 (0.35%) Middleware
9 3 (0.27%) .NET Framework
9 3 (0.27%) OAuth
9 3 (0.27%) XML
10 2 (0.18%) 802.1X
10 2 (0.18%) Elastic Stack
10 2 (0.18%) SailPoint
11 1 (0.088%) AngularJS
11 1 (0.088%) Microsoft Graph
11 1 (0.088%) Node.js
11 1 (0.088%) PostGIS
Miscellaneous
1 80 (7.08%) Data Centre
2 47 (4.16%) PKI
3 44 (3.89%) NHS
4 30 (2.65%) CMDB
5 27 (2.39%) Data Protection Act
5 27 (2.39%) Video Conferencing
6 26 (2.30%) Management Information System
7 20 (1.77%) Self-Motivation
8 19 (1.68%) Clustering
9 18 (1.59%) BYOD
10 17 (1.50%) Smartphone
11 15 (1.33%) iPad
12 13 (1.15%) Mobile App
12 13 (1.15%) User Experience
13 12 (1.06%) Blackberry
13 12 (1.06%) Replication
14 11 (0.97%) Public Cloud
14 11 (0.97%) Virtual Team
15 10 (0.88%) Driving Licence
15 10 (0.88%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 844 (74.69%) Windows
2 450 (39.82%) Windows 10
3 281 (24.87%) Windows Server
4 143 (12.65%) Windows 7
5 108 (9.56%) Windows Server 2012
6 95 (8.41%) Windows Server 2016
7 84 (7.43%) Linux
8 65 (5.75%) Windows Server 2008
9 58 (5.13%) Windows Server 2019
10 52 (4.60%) Android
11 50 (4.42%) Mac OS
12 45 (3.98%) Apple iOS
13 30 (2.65%) Mac OS X
14 21 (1.86%) Windows 8
15 15 (1.33%) Unix
16 12 (1.06%) Windows Server 2003
17 10 (0.88%) Ubuntu
18 9 (0.80%) Windows XP
19 5 (0.44%) Scientific Linux
19 5 (0.44%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 215 (19.03%) ITIL
2 202 (17.88%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 123 (10.88%) Problem-Solving
4 107 (9.47%) Migration
5 80 (7.08%) ITSM
6 74 (6.55%) Asset Management
7 71 (6.28%) Service Management
8 69 (6.11%) Mobile Device Management
9 68 (6.02%) Change Management
10 67 (5.93%) Service Delivery
11 59 (5.22%) Patch Management
12 57 (5.04%) Incident Management
13 47 (4.16%) Agile Software Development
14 44 (3.89%) Configuration Management
14 44 (3.89%) Server Management
15 40 (3.54%) Data Protection
16 39 (3.45%) Disaster Recovery
17 34 (3.01%) Project Delivery
18 32 (2.83%) Task Automation
19 31 (2.74%) Application Packaging
Programming Languages
1 259 (22.92%) PowerShell
2 72 (6.37%) SQL
3 53 (4.69%) VBScript
4 26 (2.30%) VB
5 7 (0.62%) C
5 7 (0.62%) JavaScript
6 6 (0.53%) Python
7 4 (0.35%) Bash
7 4 (0.35%) Java
8 3 (0.27%) MATLAB
8 3 (0.27%) Perl
8 3 (0.27%) PHP
8 3 (0.27%) Shell Script
8 3 (0.27%) T-SQL
9 2 (0.18%) C#
9 2 (0.18%) Ruby
10 1 (0.088%) C++
10 1 (0.088%) VC++
Qualifications
1 140 (12.39%) Security Cleared
2 98 (8.67%) SC Cleared
3 91 (8.05%) Microsoft Certification
4 58 (5.13%) MCSE
5 40 (3.54%) Degree
6 29 (2.57%) DV Cleared
7 22 (1.95%) MCSA
8 20 (1.77%) MCP
9 19 (1.68%) MCTS
10 18 (1.59%) DBS Check
11 17 (1.50%) CCNA
11 17 (1.50%) Cisco Certification
12 15 (1.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 13 (1.15%) MCITP
14 11 (0.97%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 10 (0.88%) Computer Science Degree
15 10 (0.88%) ITIL Certification
16 7 (0.62%) CCA
16 7 (0.62%) Citrix Certification
17 6 (0.53%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 69 (6.11%) SLA
2 11 (0.97%) GDPR
2 11 (0.97%) QA
3 6 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (0.44%) NIST
5 4 (0.35%) Cyber Essentials
6 2 (0.18%) NIST 800
6 2 (0.18%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.088%) Accessibility
7 1 (0.088%) COBIT
7 1 (0.088%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.088%) DICOM
7 1 (0.088%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.088%) GAMP
7 1 (0.088%) GLP
7 1 (0.088%) GMP
7 1 (0.088%) Government Security Classifications
7 1 (0.088%) HL7
7 1 (0.088%) NCSC
7 1 (0.088%) PMO
System Software
1 679 (60.09%) Active Directory
2 192 (16.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 76 (6.73%) Hyper-V
4 67 (5.93%) vSphere
5 49 (4.34%) Microsoft App-V
6 43 (3.81%) BitLocker
7 38 (3.36%) XenApp
8 37 (3.27%) Virtual Desktop
8 37 (3.27%) XenDesktop
9 32 (2.83%) VMware ESXi
10 21 (1.86%) Virtual Servers
11 14 (1.24%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 12 (1.06%) Virtual Machines
13 9 (0.80%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 9 (0.80%) NFS
14 7 (0.62%) Firmware
15 4 (0.35%) Terminal Services
16 3 (0.27%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
16 3 (0.27%) Docker
16 3 (0.27%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 196 (17.35%) Microsoft Intune
2 69 (6.11%) SCOM
3 53 (4.69%) AirWatch
4 38 (3.36%) Active Directory Federation Services
5 28 (2.48%) WSUS
6 25 (2.21%) Jamf Pro
7 20 (1.77%) Microsoft Clustering
7 20 (1.77%) Single Sign-On
8 19 (1.68%) vCenter Server
9 18 (1.59%) NetBackup
9 18 (1.59%) Norton AntiVirus
10 15 (1.33%) AppManager
10 15 (1.33%) vRealize
11 13 (1.15%) Terraform
12 12 (1.06%) Nessus
12 12 (1.06%) SCOrch
13 11 (0.97%) Ansible
13 11 (0.97%) SCVMM
14 10 (0.88%) McAfee ePO
15 7 (0.62%) Control-M
Vendors
1 652 (57.70%) Microsoft
2 312 (27.61%) VMware
3 202 (17.88%) Citrix
4 112 (9.91%) Cisco
5 87 (7.70%) ServiceNow
6 78 (6.90%) Apple
7 56 (4.96%) Ivanti
8 54 (4.78%) Dell
9 50 (4.42%) HP
10 34 (3.01%) McAfee
10 34 (3.01%) SolarWinds
11 30 (2.65%) Symantec
12 25 (2.21%) Meraki
12 25 (2.21%) Veeam
13 24 (2.12%) Google
13 24 (2.12%) MobileIron
14 22 (1.95%) Remedy
15 19 (1.68%) EMC
16 16 (1.42%) NetApp
16 16 (1.42%) Oracle