Period
to 22 November 2019

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 November 2019 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 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 83 115 168
Rank change year-on-year +32 +53 +9
Contract jobs citing SCCM 2,077 2,186 1,601
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 2.77% 2.30% 1.69%
As % of the Systems Management category 19.10% 15.76% 14.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,330 1,360 1,023
England median daily rate £350 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.69% -
10th Percentile £140 £146 £135
90th Percentile £500 £500 £505
UK median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year - +7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 163 229 107
England median hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.86% +20.69% -17.14%
10th Percentile £12.75 £12.75 £10.90
90th Percentile £31.20 £28.25 £28.13
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year - +16.67% -14.29%

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 10,874 13,869 11,227
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 14.50% 14.61% 11.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,409 9,460 7,646
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £268 £300 £263
90th Percentile £675 £650 £625
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +7.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 268 378 265
England median hourly rate £18.48 £17.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.57% +2.94% -21.84%
10th Percentile £12.44 £12.25 £10.80
90th Percentile £51.30 £47.00 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £20.50 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +17.14% - -19.08%

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 November 2019.

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 November 2019.

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 November 2019. 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 +22 670 £358 -4.67% 122
South East +16 416 £375 +7.14% 75
South West +23 319 £363 -3.33% 36
North of England +13 298 £300 -14.29% 80
Midlands +42 217 £315 +5.00% 52
North West +7 154 £285 -12.31% 44
East of England +45 147 £350 +33.33% 16
West Midlands +50 116 £256 -16.67% 25
East Midlands +22 100 £325 +30.00% 27
Yorkshire +24 96 £350 -4.50% 29
North East +20 48 £185 -53.75% 7
SCCM
UK

For the 6 months to 22 November 2019, 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 1,751 (84.30%) Windows
2 1,173 (56.48%) Active Directory
3 1,077 (51.85%) Windows 10
4 1,035 (49.83%) Microsoft
5 807 (38.85%) Office 365
6 607 (29.22%) Windows 7
7 569 (27.40%) Windows Server
8 513 (24.70%) VMware
9 495 (23.83%) PowerShell
10 407 (19.60%) ITIL
11 394 (18.97%) Azure
12 389 (18.73%) Citrix
13 363 (17.48%) Migration
14 308 (14.83%) Microsoft Office
14 308 (14.83%) VMware Infrastructure
14 308 (14.83%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 303 (14.59%) Security Cleared
16 283 (13.63%) DNS
17 275 (13.24%) Windows Server 2012
18 236 (11.36%) DHCP
19 232 (11.17%) Application Packaging
19 232 (11.17%) Windows Server 2008
20 216 (10.40%) Microsoft App-V
20 216 (10.40%) MS Exchange
21 211 (10.16%) SCOM
22 205 (9.87%) Finance
23 204 (9.82%) Microsoft Intune
24 202 (9.73%) Hyper-V
25 197 (9.48%) SharePoint
26 193 (9.29%) SQL

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
1 216 (10.40%) MS Exchange
2 197 (9.48%) SharePoint
3 180 (8.67%) Skype for Business
4 74 (3.56%) Exchange Server 2010
5 63 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2013
6 34 (1.64%) IIS
7 24 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2007
8 17 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2003
9 12 (0.58%) IBM Notes
10 6 (0.29%) Confluence
11 5 (0.24%) IBM Domino
12 4 (0.19%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 2 (0.096%) MS Project Server
13 2 (0.096%) SharePoint 2013
13 2 (0.096%) Site Server
14 1 (0.048%) CMS
14 1 (0.048%) Drupal
14 1 (0.048%) Exchange Server 5.5
14 1 (0.048%) GroupWise
14 1 (0.048%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 308 (14.83%) Microsoft Office
2 36 (1.73%) Microsoft Excel
3 18 (0.87%) MS Visio
4 16 (0.77%) Microsoft Project
5 13 (0.63%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 5 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.048%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 10 (0.48%) assyst
2 9 (0.43%) Dynamics NAV
3 6 (0.29%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (0.19%) Remedy ITSM
5 3 (0.14%) SystmOne
6 2 (0.096%) Infor SunSystems
6 2 (0.096%) Workfront
7 1 (0.048%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 807 (38.85%) Office 365
2 394 (18.97%) Azure
3 126 (6.07%) Azure Active Directory
4 115 (5.54%) AWS
5 74 (3.56%) OneDrive
6 54 (2.60%) IaaS
7 52 (2.50%) PaaS
8 42 (2.02%) SaaS
9 24 (1.16%) Mimecast
10 23 (1.11%) Azure Stack
11 18 (0.87%) Yammer
12 12 (0.58%) GCP
13 7 (0.34%) Power Platform
14 6 (0.29%) G Suite
15 5 (0.24%) Dynamics 365
15 5 (0.24%) GitHub
16 4 (0.19%) PowerApps
17 2 (0.096%) iTunes
18 1 (0.048%) Serverless
18 1 (0.048%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 283 (13.63%) DNS
2 236 (11.36%) DHCP
3 190 (9.15%) Skype
4 141 (6.79%) Firewall
5 104 (5.01%) SAN
6 98 (4.72%) TCP/IP
7 83 (4.00%) LAN
8 81 (3.90%) VPN
9 73 (3.51%) WAN
10 47 (2.26%) Wireless
11 44 (2.12%) Wi-Fi
12 40 (1.93%) Remote Desktop
13 39 (1.88%) VoIP
14 38 (1.83%) Internet
15 37 (1.78%) NetScaler
16 36 (1.73%) VLAN
17 22 (1.06%) Cisco ASA
18 18 (0.87%) MPLS
19 17 (0.82%) NAS
20 16 (0.77%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 169 (8.14%) SQL Server
2 24 (1.16%) Amazon RDS
3 15 (0.72%) SQL Server 2012
4 12 (0.58%) MySQL
4 12 (0.58%) SQL Server 2016
4 12 (0.58%) SQL Server 2017
5 10 (0.48%) SQL Server 2008
6 8 (0.39%) SQL Server 2005
7 7 (0.34%) Big Data
7 7 (0.34%) Power BI
7 7 (0.34%) Relational Database
8 6 (0.29%) Data Warehouse
9 5 (0.24%) Azure SQL Database
9 5 (0.24%) NoSQL
10 3 (0.14%) Oracle Database
10 3 (0.14%) RDBMS
10 3 (0.14%) SQL Server 2014
11 1 (0.048%) Data Lake
11 1 (0.048%) Electronic Patient Records
11 1 (0.048%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 138 (6.64%) MSI
2 77 (3.71%) InstallShield
3 38 (1.83%) AdminStudio
4 11 (0.53%) Team Foundation Server
5 9 (0.43%) WinDbg
6 7 (0.34%) JIRA
6 7 (0.34%) Visual Studio Code
7 5 (0.24%) Jenkins
7 5 (0.24%) Octopus Deploy
8 4 (0.19%) Wise Package Studio
9 2 (0.096%) Artifactory
9 2 (0.096%) Bitbucket
9 2 (0.096%) Visual Studio
10 1 (0.048%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 1 (0.048%) GCC
10 1 (0.048%) Karma Test Runner
10 1 (0.048%) MSTest
10 1 (0.048%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 1 (0.048%) TeamCity
10 1 (0.048%) TestRail
General
1 205 (9.87%) Finance
2 161 (7.75%) Public Sector
3 55 (2.65%) Banking
4 51 (2.46%) Retail
5 44 (2.12%) Telecoms
6 32 (1.54%) Law
6 32 (1.54%) Manufacturing
7 29 (1.40%) Marketing
8 28 (1.35%) Local Government
9 27 (1.30%) Electronics
10 23 (1.11%) Legal
11 15 (0.72%) Back Office
12 9 (0.43%) Financial Institution
13 8 (0.39%) Investment Banking
14 7 (0.34%) German Language
14 7 (0.34%) Publishing
15 5 (0.24%) Advertising
15 5 (0.24%) Games
16 4 (0.19%) Aerospace
16 4 (0.19%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 288 (13.87%) Windows Engineer
2 253 (12.18%) Support Engineer
3 251 (12.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 199 (9.58%) Desktop Support
5 192 (9.24%) Analyst
6 181 (8.71%) Desktop Engineer
7 139 (6.69%) Consultant
8 136 (6.55%) 2nd Line Support
9 120 (5.78%) Applications Packager
10 118 (5.68%) Architect
11 114 (5.49%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 113 (5.44%) SCCM Engineer
13 111 (5.34%) Desktop Support Engineer
14 100 (4.81%) Deployment Engineer
15 99 (4.77%) 3rd Line Support
16 92 (4.43%) Support Analyst
17 79 (3.80%) IT Engineer
18 74 (3.56%) IT Support
19 72 (3.47%) SCCM Consultant
20 69 (3.32%) 2nd Line Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (1.93%) Software Packaging
2 10 (0.48%) Web Services
3 8 (0.39%) Middleware
3 8 (0.39%) SAML
3 8 (0.39%) XML
4 7 (0.34%) Universal Windows Platform
5 6 (0.29%) .NET
6 5 (0.24%) HTML
6 5 (0.24%) LDAP
6 5 (0.24%) OAuth
6 5 (0.24%) React
6 5 (0.24%) XMPP
7 4 (0.19%) COM
7 4 (0.19%) Java RMI
7 4 (0.19%) OAuth2
8 3 (0.14%) ASP.NET
8 3 (0.14%) CSS
8 3 (0.14%) IBM Integration Bus
8 3 (0.14%) LAMP
8 3 (0.14%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 101 (4.86%) Data Centre
2 70 (3.37%) Clustering
3 64 (3.08%) Analytical Skills
4 60 (2.89%) Management Information System
5 45 (2.17%) Public Cloud
6 44 (2.12%) PKI
7 42 (2.02%) Blackberry
8 40 (1.93%) Replication
9 38 (1.83%) Video Conferencing
10 36 (1.73%) NHS
11 33 (1.59%) iPhone
12 32 (1.54%) Enterprise Software
13 31 (1.49%) Driving Licence
14 26 (1.25%) Self-Motivation
15 24 (1.16%) Fat Client
15 24 (1.16%) iPad
15 24 (1.16%) Thin Client
15 24 (1.16%) User Experience
16 19 (0.91%) Smartphone
17 18 (0.87%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 1,751 (84.30%) Windows
2 1,077 (51.85%) Windows 10
3 607 (29.22%) Windows 7
4 569 (27.40%) Windows Server
5 275 (13.24%) Windows Server 2012
6 232 (11.17%) Windows Server 2008
7 125 (6.02%) Linux
8 83 (4.00%) Android
9 66 (3.18%) Windows 8
10 58 (2.79%) Apple iOS
11 57 (2.74%) Windows Server 2003
12 54 (2.60%) Mac OS
13 34 (1.64%) Windows XP
14 28 (1.35%) Mac OS X
15 21 (1.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 20 (0.96%) Unix
17 18 (0.87%) CentOS
18 4 (0.19%) Solaris
18 4 (0.19%) Ubuntu
19 3 (0.14%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 407 (19.60%) ITIL
2 363 (17.48%) Migration
3 308 (14.83%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 232 (11.17%) Application Packaging
5 169 (8.14%) Problem-Solving
6 107 (5.15%) ITSM
7 105 (5.06%) Service Management
8 90 (4.33%) Incident Management
9 77 (3.71%) Agile Software Development
10 71 (3.42%) Change Management
11 68 (3.27%) Mobile Device Management
11 68 (3.27%) Problem Management
12 66 (3.18%) User Acceptance Testing
13 61 (2.94%) Asset Management
14 59 (2.84%) Software Distribution
15 58 (2.79%) Project Delivery
16 55 (2.65%) Patch Management
16 55 (2.65%) Root Cause Analysis
17 53 (2.55%) Disaster Recovery
18 51 (2.46%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 495 (23.83%) PowerShell
2 193 (9.29%) SQL
3 65 (3.13%) VBScript
4 58 (2.79%) VB
5 23 (1.11%) Java
6 12 (0.58%) C
7 9 (0.43%) Python
7 9 (0.43%) VBA
8 6 (0.29%) JavaScript
8 6 (0.29%) T-SQL
9 5 (0.24%) C#
10 4 (0.19%) Bash Shell
11 2 (0.096%) C++
11 2 (0.096%) Perl
12 1 (0.048%) PHP
12 1 (0.048%) sed
12 1 (0.048%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 303 (14.59%) Security Cleared
2 188 (9.05%) SC Cleared
3 158 (7.61%) Microsoft Certification
4 112 (5.39%) DV Cleared
5 106 (5.10%) MCSE
6 50 (2.41%) MCSA
7 48 (2.31%) ITIL Certification
8 47 (2.26%) Degree
8 47 (2.26%) MCP
9 33 (1.59%) Citrix Certification
10 31 (1.49%) CCA
11 30 (1.44%) Cisco Certification
12 29 (1.40%) CCNA
13 25 (1.20%) MCITP
14 21 (1.01%) DBS Check
15 20 (0.96%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 13 (0.63%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
17 11 (0.53%) CCENT
18 10 (0.48%) MCTS
19 9 (0.43%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 133 (6.40%) SLA
2 31 (1.49%) QA
3 10 (0.48%) Cyber Essentials
4 9 (0.43%) GDPR
5 6 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (0.29%) PMO
6 5 (0.24%) PCI DSS
7 4 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 3 (0.14%) COBIT
9 2 (0.096%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 2 (0.096%) Disclosure Scotland
9 2 (0.096%) ISO 9000
9 2 (0.096%) ISO/IEC 19770
9 2 (0.096%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.048%) Data Quality
10 1 (0.048%) Government Security Classifications
10 1 (0.048%) GxP
10 1 (0.048%) HL7
10 1 (0.048%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 1 (0.048%) NIST
System Software
1 1,173 (56.48%) Active Directory
2 308 (14.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 216 (10.40%) Microsoft App-V
4 202 (9.73%) Hyper-V
5 167 (8.04%) XenApp
6 123 (5.92%) XenDesktop
7 93 (4.48%) VMware ESXi
8 89 (4.29%) vSphere
9 61 (2.94%) Virtual Desktop
10 53 (2.55%) Virtual Machines
11 50 (2.41%) DFS Replication
12 39 (1.88%) BitLocker
13 33 (1.59%) Virtual Servers
14 19 (0.91%) Citrix Hypervisor
14 19 (0.91%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 17 (0.82%) VMware NSX
16 14 (0.67%) VMware Workstation
17 13 (0.63%) Citrix Presentation Server
18 11 (0.53%) VMware Server
19 9 (0.43%) Xen
Systems Management
1 211 (10.16%) SCOM
2 204 (9.82%) Microsoft Intune
3 106 (5.10%) WSUS
4 48 (2.31%) AirWatch
5 32 (1.54%) Microsoft Clustering
5 32 (1.54%) SCVMM
6 26 (1.25%) McAfee ePO
7 25 (1.20%) Single Sign-On
7 25 (1.20%) vCenter Server
8 24 (1.16%) NetBackup
9 22 (1.06%) Ansible
9 22 (1.06%) Norton AntiVirus
9 22 (1.06%) ThinApp
10 21 (1.01%) Jamf Pro
10 21 (1.01%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 19 (0.91%) Opscode Chef
12 18 (0.87%) SCSM
13 16 (0.77%) SCDPM
14 14 (0.67%) Failover Clustering
14 14 (0.67%) Terraform
Vendors
1 1,035 (49.83%) Microsoft
2 513 (24.70%) VMware
3 389 (18.73%) Citrix
4 163 (7.85%) Cisco
5 108 (5.20%) HP
6 99 (4.77%) Ivanti
7 84 (4.04%) McAfee
8 75 (3.61%) Apple
9 68 (3.27%) Dell
10 63 (3.03%) ServiceNow
11 51 (2.46%) NetApp
12 48 (2.31%) Symantec
13 35 (1.69%) Sophos
14 33 (1.59%) Adobe
14 33 (1.59%) Meraki
15 30 (1.44%) SAP
16 26 (1.25%) EMC
16 26 (1.25%) Red Hat
16 26 (1.25%) SolarWinds
17 23 (1.11%) Google