Period
to 18 April 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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 106 150 191
Rank change year-on-year +44 +41 -6
Contract jobs citing SCCM 2,070 1,693 1,198
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 2.36% 1.83% 1.39%
As % of the Systems Management category 15.77% 14.08% 13.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,356 1,079 781
England median daily rate £375 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.38% - -
10th Percentile £150 £133 £150
90th Percentile £513 £502 £513
UK median daily rate £363 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +11.54% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 173 101 87
England median hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.71% -2.78% +2.86%
10th Percentile £13.81 £12.25 £12.00
90th Percentile £37.33 £31.50 £40.80
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year +2.86% -2.78% +2.86%

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 13,130 12,028 9,210
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 14.96% 12.98% 10.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,815 8,095 6,129
England median daily rate £500 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +11.11% +5.88%
10th Percentile £313 £281 £281
90th Percentile £675 £631 £613
UK median daily rate £500 £485 £450
% change year-on-year +3.09% +7.78% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 315 266 211
England median hourly rate £18.70 £17.50 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.86% -16.67% -
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.61 £12.00
90th Percentile £50.15 £47.50 £55.00
UK median hourly rate £19.50 £17.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year +11.43% -16.67% -0.78%

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 18 April 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 18 April 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 18 April 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 +14 789 £379 +11.40% 62
South East +28 483 £363 +11.54% 24
North of England +52 267 £385 +37.50% 17
South West +32 239 £375 +15.38% 15
Midlands +39 165 £325 - 17
North West +18 127 £340 -2.86% 9
East of England +8 125 £344 +12.70% 9
West Midlands +20 94 £300 -6.98% 16
Yorkshire +25 88 £431 +150.00% 5
East Midlands +41 70 £325 -7.14% 1
North East +27 52 £433 +94.38% 3
SCCM
UK

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 1,661 (80.24%) Windows
2 1,136 (54.88%) Active Directory
3 1,076 (51.98%) Microsoft
4 918 (44.35%) Windows 10
5 715 (34.54%) Office 365
6 568 (27.44%) PowerShell
7 559 (27.00%) VMware
8 558 (26.96%) Windows Server
9 530 (25.60%) Windows 7
10 442 (21.35%) Citrix
11 410 (19.81%) ITIL
12 391 (18.89%) Microsoft Azure
13 319 (15.41%) Migration
14 308 (14.88%) VMware Infrastructure
15 292 (14.11%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 286 (13.82%) Microsoft Office
17 277 (13.38%) Finance
18 272 (13.14%) Security Cleared
19 270 (13.04%) Windows Server 2012
20 268 (12.95%) Application Packaging
21 262 (12.66%) DNS
22 252 (12.17%) Microsoft App-V
23 243 (11.74%) Windows Server 2008
24 233 (11.26%) Hyper-V
25 232 (11.21%) MS Exchange
26 223 (10.77%) SCOM
27 193 (9.32%) DHCP
28 187 (9.03%) SharePoint
29 175 (8.45%) SC Cleared
29 175 (8.45%) Skype

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
1 232 (11.21%) MS Exchange
2 187 (9.03%) SharePoint
3 167 (8.07%) Skype for Business
4 74 (3.57%) IIS
5 52 (2.51%) Exchange Server 2010
6 38 (1.84%) Exchange Server 2013
7 18 (0.87%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 17 (0.82%) Apache
9 16 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2007
10 12 (0.58%) Confluence
11 10 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2003
12 9 (0.43%) SharePoint 2013
12 9 (0.43%) SharePoint Server
13 5 (0.24%) Tomcat
14 3 (0.14%) BizTalk Server
14 3 (0.14%) Elasticsearch
14 3 (0.14%) IBM Domino
14 3 (0.14%) nginx
14 3 (0.14%) Site Server
14 3 (0.14%) WebLogic
Applications
1 286 (13.82%) Microsoft Office
2 46 (2.22%) Microsoft Excel
3 28 (1.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 20 (0.97%) MS Visio
5 13 (0.63%) Spreadsheet
6 11 (0.53%) Microsoft Project
7 2 (0.097%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.048%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.048%) ImageReady
8 1 (0.048%) Maya
8 1 (0.048%) NUKE
8 1 (0.048%) SketchUp
8 1 (0.048%) Stata
Business Applications
1 11 (0.53%) Dynamics NAV
2 4 (0.19%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.14%) LatentZero
4 2 (0.097%) Carpe Diem
5 1 (0.048%) assyst
5 1 (0.048%) SystmOne
5 1 (0.048%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 715 (34.54%) Office 365
2 391 (18.89%) Microsoft Azure
3 137 (6.62%) Azure Active Directory
4 113 (5.46%) Amazon AWS
5 66 (3.19%) OneDrive
6 59 (2.85%) IaaS
7 34 (1.64%) PaaS
8 31 (1.50%) SaaS
9 16 (0.77%) Yammer
10 12 (0.58%) Amazon EC2
11 11 (0.53%) Amazon S3
12 10 (0.48%) Amazon ELB
12 10 (0.48%) Mimecast
12 10 (0.48%) Route 53
12 10 (0.48%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 6 (0.29%) iTunes
14 4 (0.19%) Dynamics 365
14 4 (0.19%) G Suite
14 4 (0.19%) Slack
15 3 (0.14%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 262 (12.66%) DNS
2 193 (9.32%) DHCP
3 175 (8.45%) Skype
4 146 (7.05%) Firewall
5 127 (6.14%) SAN
6 107 (5.17%) LAN
7 101 (4.88%) WAN
8 98 (4.73%) TCP/IP
8 98 (4.73%) VPN
9 67 (3.24%) Internet
10 47 (2.27%) NetScaler
11 40 (1.93%) Remote Desktop
12 33 (1.59%) Intranet
12 33 (1.59%) SSL
13 31 (1.50%) VLAN
13 31 (1.50%) VoIP
13 31 (1.50%) Wi-Fi
14 30 (1.45%) IP Telephony
15 29 (1.40%) Wireless
16 28 (1.35%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 134 (6.47%) SQL Server
2 37 (1.79%) MySQL
3 25 (1.21%) SQL Server 2012
4 20 (0.97%) SQL Server 2016
5 17 (0.82%) SQL Server 2014
6 14 (0.68%) Amazon RDS
6 14 (0.68%) PostgreSQL
7 10 (0.48%) Apache Cassandra
7 10 (0.48%) MongoDB
8 7 (0.34%) Azure SQL Database
8 7 (0.34%) Oracle Database
8 7 (0.34%) Relational Database
9 6 (0.29%) GIS
10 5 (0.24%) Electronic Patient Records
10 5 (0.24%) RDBMS
10 5 (0.24%) SQL Server 2005
10 5 (0.24%) SQL Server 2008
11 4 (0.19%) Big Data
11 4 (0.19%) Power BI
11 4 (0.19%) Redis
Development Applications
1 138 (6.67%) MSI
2 40 (1.93%) JIRA
3 34 (1.64%) AdminStudio
4 28 (1.35%) InstallShield
5 18 (0.87%) Jenkins
6 17 (0.82%) GitLab
7 13 (0.63%) WinDbg
8 11 (0.53%) Wise Package Studio
9 10 (0.48%) SonarQube
10 7 (0.34%) Artifactory
10 7 (0.34%) ReSharper
10 7 (0.34%) Visual Studio
11 6 (0.29%) Team Foundation Server
12 5 (0.24%) Selenium
13 4 (0.19%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 4 (0.19%) Bitbucket
13 4 (0.19%) Hudson
14 3 (0.14%) Cucumber
14 3 (0.14%) Git (software)
15 2 (0.097%) JMeter
General
1 277 (13.38%) Finance
2 73 (3.53%) Banking
3 40 (1.93%) Law
4 31 (1.50%) Retail
5 21 (1.01%) Telecoms
6 19 (0.92%) Local Government
7 18 (0.87%) Legal
8 17 (0.82%) Billing
8 17 (0.82%) Investment Banking
9 16 (0.77%) Publishing
10 12 (0.58%) Advertising
10 12 (0.58%) Financial Institution
11 7 (0.34%) Manufacturing
12 6 (0.29%) Automotive
12 6 (0.29%) Corporate Banking
13 5 (0.24%) Back Office
13 5 (0.24%) Electronics
13 5 (0.24%) French Language
13 5 (0.24%) Marketing
14 4 (0.19%) Games
Job Titles
1 246 (11.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 241 (11.64%) Support Engineer
3 240 (11.59%) Windows Engineer
4 205 (9.90%) Analyst
5 155 (7.49%) SCCM Engineer
6 153 (7.39%) Desktop Engineer
7 147 (7.10%) Desktop Support
8 140 (6.76%) Applications Packager
9 135 (6.52%) Architect
10 132 (6.38%) Consultant
11 97 (4.69%) Support Analyst
12 89 (4.30%) Desktop Support Engineer
13 88 (4.25%) 3rd Line Engineer
14 87 (4.20%) IT Support
15 86 (4.15%) 3rd Line Support
15 86 (4.15%) IT Engineer
16 84 (4.06%) 2nd Line Support
17 78 (3.77%) Deployment Engineer
18 70 (3.38%) 2nd Line Engineer
19 65 (3.14%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (2.08%) Software Packaging
2 31 (1.50%) .NET
3 20 (0.97%) Web Services
4 18 (0.87%) Java RMI
5 15 (0.72%) HTML
5 15 (0.72%) XML
6 13 (0.63%) .NET Framework
6 13 (0.63%) ASP.NET
6 13 (0.63%) Elastic Stack
7 12 (0.58%) Classic ASP
7 12 (0.58%) OCX
8 11 (0.53%) Middleware
9 10 (0.48%) LDAP
10 9 (0.43%) CSS
11 8 (0.39%) Node.js
12 5 (0.24%) IBM Integration Bus
13 4 (0.19%) XML Schema
14 3 (0.14%) COM
14 3 (0.14%) JSON
14 3 (0.14%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 112 (5.41%) Data Centre
2 106 (5.12%) Analytical Skills
3 68 (3.29%) Management Information System
4 61 (2.95%) Clustering
5 53 (2.56%) PKI
6 45 (2.17%) Fat Client
6 45 (2.17%) Thin Client
7 44 (2.13%) Blackberry
8 37 (1.79%) Public Cloud
9 36 (1.74%) Self-Motivation
10 34 (1.64%) Video Conferencing
11 32 (1.55%) Driving Licence
12 26 (1.26%) iPhone
13 24 (1.16%) Smartphone
14 22 (1.06%) iPad
15 21 (1.01%) Mobile App
15 21 (1.01%) User Experience
16 19 (0.92%) NHS
17 18 (0.87%) Hybrid Cloud
17 18 (0.87%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1,661 (80.24%) Windows
2 918 (44.35%) Windows 10
3 558 (26.96%) Windows Server
4 530 (25.60%) Windows 7
5 270 (13.04%) Windows Server 2012
6 243 (11.74%) Windows Server 2008
7 148 (7.15%) Linux
8 95 (4.59%) Android
9 79 (3.82%) Apple iOS
10 55 (2.66%) Windows 8
11 50 (2.42%) Windows Server 2003
12 42 (2.03%) Mac OS
13 40 (1.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 39 (1.88%) Windows XP
15 31 (1.50%) Unix
16 27 (1.30%) Mac OS X
17 20 (0.97%) CentOS
18 13 (0.63%) Windows Vista
19 11 (0.53%) Ubuntu
20 5 (0.24%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 410 (19.81%) ITIL
2 319 (15.41%) Migration
3 292 (14.11%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 268 (12.95%) Application Packaging
5 146 (7.05%) Problem-Solving
6 100 (4.83%) Service Delivery
7 88 (4.25%) Service Management
8 83 (4.01%) Change Management
9 80 (3.86%) ITIL V3
10 69 (3.33%) Incident Management
10 69 (3.33%) User Acceptance Testing
11 67 (3.24%) Agile Software Development
12 66 (3.19%) Problem Management
13 65 (3.14%) ITSM
14 61 (2.95%) Asset Management
15 59 (2.85%) Configuration Management
15 59 (2.85%) Patch Management
16 58 (2.80%) Application Virtualisation
16 58 (2.80%) Disaster Recovery
17 56 (2.71%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 568 (27.44%) PowerShell
2 163 (7.87%) SQL
3 84 (4.06%) VBScript
4 63 (3.04%) VB
5 40 (1.93%) C#
6 37 (1.79%) Shell Script
7 27 (1.30%) Python
8 16 (0.77%) JavaScript
9 13 (0.63%) Java
10 11 (0.53%) Bash Shell
10 11 (0.53%) Ruby
11 10 (0.48%) VBA
12 9 (0.43%) Perl
13 8 (0.39%) T-SQL
14 5 (0.24%) C
15 2 (0.097%) Groovy
16 1 (0.048%) C++
16 1 (0.048%) Korn
16 1 (0.048%) PHP
16 1 (0.048%) R
Qualifications
1 272 (13.14%) Security Cleared
2 175 (8.45%) SC Cleared
3 169 (8.16%) Microsoft Certification
4 104 (5.02%) MCSE
5 93 (4.49%) DV Cleared
6 59 (2.85%) MCSA
7 47 (2.27%) MCP
8 42 (2.03%) Degree
9 35 (1.69%) Cisco Certification
10 33 (1.59%) CCNA
11 31 (1.50%) ITIL Certification
12 21 (1.01%) DBS Check
13 19 (0.92%) Citrix Certification
14 18 (0.87%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 17 (0.82%) CCA
15 17 (0.82%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 15 (0.72%) MCITP
17 14 (0.68%) A+ Certification
17 14 (0.68%) Computer Science Degree
17 14 (0.68%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 91 (4.40%) SLA
2 25 (1.21%) QA
3 14 (0.68%) PMO
4 5 (0.24%) HL7
5 3 (0.14%) Cyber Essentials
5 3 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.097%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 2 (0.097%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.097%) Solvency II
7 1 (0.048%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.048%) GDPR
7 1 (0.048%) GxP
7 1 (0.048%) ISO 22301
7 1 (0.048%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (0.048%) RMADS
System Software
1 1,136 (54.88%) Active Directory
2 308 (14.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 252 (12.17%) Microsoft App-V
4 233 (11.26%) Hyper-V
5 172 (8.31%) XenApp
6 141 (6.81%) XenDesktop
7 129 (6.23%) VMware ESXi
8 94 (4.54%) vSphere
9 73 (3.53%) Virtual Desktop
10 68 (3.29%) Virtual Machines
11 58 (2.80%) BitLocker
12 43 (2.08%) XenServer
13 31 (1.50%) VMware Workstation
14 24 (1.16%) Virtual Servers
15 19 (0.92%) Docker
16 18 (0.87%) DFS Replication
17 15 (0.72%) VMware NSX
18 14 (0.68%) Microsoft Virtual Server
19 12 (0.58%) Firmware
20 11 (0.53%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 223 (10.77%) SCOM
2 155 (7.49%) Microsoft Intune
3 105 (5.07%) WSUS
4 46 (2.22%) Single Sign-On
5 45 (2.17%) SCVMM
6 38 (1.84%) AirWatch
6 38 (1.84%) Puppet
7 31 (1.50%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 31 (1.50%) Microsoft Clustering
8 25 (1.21%) vCenter Server
9 18 (0.87%) McAfee ePO
9 18 (0.87%) Norton AntiVirus
10 17 (0.82%) Kubernetes
11 16 (0.77%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 16 (0.77%) SCSM
12 15 (0.72%) Ansible
12 15 (0.72%) Jamf Pro
12 15 (0.72%) NetBackup
12 15 (0.72%) Terraform
13 13 (0.63%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 1,076 (51.98%) Microsoft
2 559 (27.00%) VMware
3 442 (21.35%) Citrix
4 144 (6.96%) Cisco
5 116 (5.60%) HP
6 101 (4.88%) Ivanti
7 77 (3.72%) Apple
8 73 (3.53%) Dell
9 63 (3.04%) McAfee
10 59 (2.85%) Symantec
11 51 (2.46%) ServiceNow
12 41 (1.98%) NetApp
13 38 (1.84%) Oracle
14 37 (1.79%) Red Hat
15 34 (1.64%) Veeam
16 28 (1.35%) Remedy
17 27 (1.30%) Wyse
18 26 (1.26%) Avaya
18 26 (1.26%) SolarWinds
18 26 (1.26%) Splunk