Period
to 4 June 2020

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 4 June 2020 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
4 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 103 103 144
Rank change year-on-year 0 +41 +46
Contract jobs citing SCCM 913 2,016 1,752
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 2.27% 2.45% 1.91%
As % of the Systems Management category 15.20% 16.34% 14.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 584 1,355 1,111
Median daily rate £325 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.33% +15.38% -
10th Percentile £143 £150 £140
90th Percentile £519 £528 £525
UK median daily rate £344 £375 £325
% change year-on-year -8.27% +15.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 95 165 118
Median hourly rate £20.00 £18.75 £17.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +5.63% +1.43%
10th Percentile £12.42 £13.24 £12.93
90th Percentile £37.58 £39.00 £31.50
UK median hourly rate £19.50 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year +5.41% +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 6,007 12,340 12,071
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 14.96% 15.02% 13.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,000 8,247 8,102
Median daily rate £500 £500 £493
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +1.52% +6.49%
10th Percentile £300 £313 £288
90th Percentile £675 £675 £638
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 167 301 295
Median hourly rate £22.00 £19.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.82% +2.63% -9.52%
10th Percentile £12.90 £12.00 £11.81
90th Percentile £47.30 £49.50 £50.15
Median hourly rate £22.55 £20.00 £18.71
% change year-on-year +12.73% +6.89% -18.65%

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 4 June 2020.

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 4 June 2020.

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 4 June 2020. 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 -29 284 £410 +5.13% 14
North of England +47 189 £310 -17.33% 12
South East -3 153 £275 -29.49% 22
North West +38 126 £310 -11.43% 3
South West -3 116 £400 +3.23% 14
East of England +28 89 £325 -7.14% 4
Midlands +3 78 £275 -15.38% 10
Yorkshire +41 47 £350 -17.65% 6
West Midlands +16 39 £400 +32.78% 7
East Midlands +3 35 £170 -47.69% 3
North East +5 16 £256 -35.94% 3
SCCM
UK

For the 6 months to 4 June 2020, 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.

1 709 (77.66%) Windows
2 528 (57.83%) Active Directory
3 450 (49.29%) Microsoft
4 390 (42.72%) Windows 10
5 348 (38.12%) Office 365
6 210 (23.00%) Windows Server
7 201 (22.02%) Azure
8 199 (21.80%) PowerShell
9 196 (21.47%) VMware
10 192 (21.03%) ITIL
11 190 (20.81%) Citrix
12 177 (19.39%) Security Cleared
13 167 (18.29%) Windows 7
14 158 (17.31%) Microsoft Office
15 137 (15.01%) SC Cleared
16 127 (13.91%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 108 (11.83%) VMware Infrastructure
18 105 (11.50%) Migration
19 104 (11.39%) Application Packaging
20 103 (11.28%) Windows Server 2012
21 100 (10.95%) SharePoint
22 98 (10.73%) Microsoft App-V
23 95 (10.41%) DNS
23 95 (10.41%) Public Sector
24 94 (10.30%) SCOM
25 92 (10.08%) Windows Server 2016
26 88 (9.64%) Microsoft Intune
27 84 (9.20%) DHCP
28 82 (8.98%) Windows Server 2008
29 80 (8.76%) SQL Server

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
1 100 (10.95%) SharePoint
2 66 (7.23%) MS Exchange
3 35 (3.83%) IIS
3 35 (3.83%) Skype for Business
4 23 (2.52%) Exchange Server 2013
5 10 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2007
6 8 (0.88%) CMS
7 7 (0.77%) IBM Notes
8 5 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2010
8 5 (0.55%) WebSphere
9 4 (0.44%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 4 (0.44%) Site Server
10 3 (0.33%) Apache
11 2 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2003
11 2 (0.22%) OpenStack
12 1 (0.11%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 158 (17.31%) Microsoft Office
2 17 (1.86%) Microsoft Excel
3 15 (1.64%) MS Visio
4 10 (1.10%) Microsoft Project
5 8 (0.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 2 (0.22%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (0.99%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (0.44%) assyst
3 2 (0.22%) Sentinel
4 1 (0.11%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 348 (38.12%) Office 365
2 201 (22.02%) Azure
3 51 (5.59%) AWS
3 51 (5.59%) Azure Active Directory
4 30 (3.29%) OneDrive
5 25 (2.74%) IaaS
5 25 (2.74%) SaaS
6 21 (2.30%) PaaS
7 8 (0.88%) Yammer
8 7 (0.77%) GCP
9 5 (0.55%) Mimecast
10 2 (0.22%) Cloud Computing
10 2 (0.22%) G Suite
10 2 (0.22%) Power Platform
10 2 (0.22%) PowerApps
11 1 (0.11%) Azure ExpressRoute
11 1 (0.11%) Lucidchart
11 1 (0.11%) OpenDNS
11 1 (0.11%) Slack
11 1 (0.11%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 95 (10.41%) DNS
2 84 (9.20%) DHCP
3 61 (6.68%) SAN
4 59 (6.46%) Skype
5 53 (5.81%) LAN
6 51 (5.59%) Firewall
7 48 (5.26%) WAN
8 41 (4.49%) VPN
9 29 (3.18%) TCP/IP
10 25 (2.74%) Wireless
11 20 (2.19%) MPLS
11 20 (2.19%) Wi-Fi
12 18 (1.97%) VLAN
12 18 (1.97%) VoIP
13 15 (1.64%) Remote Desktop
14 8 (0.88%) DMZ
14 8 (0.88%) Internet
14 8 (0.88%) NAS
14 8 (0.88%) NetScaler
15 6 (0.66%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 80 (8.76%) SQL Server
2 10 (1.10%) SQL Server 2012
2 10 (1.10%) SQL Server 2016
3 7 (0.77%) Amazon RDS
3 7 (0.77%) Big Data
3 7 (0.77%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (0.55%) SQL Server 2014
5 2 (0.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.11%) EDMS
6 1 (0.11%) Electronic Patient Records
6 1 (0.11%) MySQL
6 1 (0.11%) Power BI
6 1 (0.11%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 52 (5.70%) MSI
2 14 (1.53%) AdminStudio
3 10 (1.10%) InstallShield
4 4 (0.44%) Hudson
5 3 (0.33%) ClearCase
5 3 (0.33%) ClearQuest
6 2 (0.22%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.11%) JIRA
7 1 (0.11%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.11%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 95 (10.41%) Public Sector
2 66 (7.23%) Finance
3 35 (3.83%) Banking
4 26 (2.85%) Retail
5 21 (2.30%) Local Government
5 21 (2.30%) Telecoms
6 13 (1.42%) Manufacturing
7 7 (0.77%) Back Office
7 7 (0.77%) Publishing
8 6 (0.66%) Financial Institution
8 6 (0.66%) Law
9 5 (0.55%) Legal
9 5 (0.55%) Marketing
10 3 (0.33%) Electronics
10 3 (0.33%) German Language
11 2 (0.22%) Automotive
12 1 (0.11%) Front Office
12 1 (0.11%) Games
12 1 (0.11%) Military
12 1 (0.11%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 125 (13.69%) Support Engineer
2 115 (12.60%) Windows Engineer
3 102 (11.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 88 (9.64%) Desktop Support
5 66 (7.23%) Desktop Engineer
6 65 (7.12%) Applications Packager
7 62 (6.79%) Analyst
8 57 (6.24%) SCCM Engineer
9 54 (5.91%) 2nd Line Support
10 48 (5.26%) Consultant
11 46 (5.04%) Deployment Engineer
12 42 (4.60%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 41 (4.49%) Architect
14 40 (4.38%) IT Engineer
15 39 (4.27%) Desktop Support Engineer
16 36 (3.94%) 2nd Line Engineer
16 36 (3.94%) IT Support
17 31 (3.40%) 3rd Line Support
18 30 (3.29%) Systems Engineer
18 30 (3.29%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (2.08%) Software Packaging
2 13 (1.42%) XML
3 11 (1.20%) LDAP
4 8 (0.88%) Regular Expression
5 7 (0.77%) Web Services
6 6 (0.66%) .NET
6 6 (0.66%) ASP.NET
6 6 (0.66%) HTML
6 6 (0.66%) OAuth
6 6 (0.66%) OpenID
6 6 (0.66%) SAML
7 3 (0.33%) AngularJS
7 3 (0.33%) Node.js
7 3 (0.33%) React
8 2 (0.22%) Apache NiFi
9 1 (0.11%) 802.1X
9 1 (0.11%) Universal Windows Platform
9 1 (0.11%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 60 (6.57%) Analytical Skills
2 52 (5.70%) Data Centre
3 37 (4.05%) NHS
4 29 (3.18%) Clustering
5 27 (2.96%) User Experience
6 25 (2.74%) Fat Client
6 25 (2.74%) Thin Client
7 22 (2.41%) Management Information System
8 19 (2.08%) PKI
9 18 (1.97%) Driving Licence
10 14 (1.53%) Self-Motivation
11 12 (1.31%) CMDB
11 12 (1.31%) Replication
12 11 (1.20%) Blackberry
13 10 (1.10%) Client/Server
13 10 (1.10%) iPhone
13 10 (1.10%) Video Conferencing
14 9 (0.99%) Public Cloud
15 6 (0.66%) iPad
15 6 (0.66%) Microsoft Licensing
Operating Systems
1 709 (77.66%) Windows
2 390 (42.72%) Windows 10
3 210 (23.00%) Windows Server
4 167 (18.29%) Windows 7
5 103 (11.28%) Windows Server 2012
6 92 (10.08%) Windows Server 2016
7 82 (8.98%) Windows Server 2008
8 53 (5.81%) Linux
9 38 (4.16%) Windows Server 2019
10 27 (2.96%) Apple iOS
11 25 (2.74%) Android
12 24 (2.63%) Unix
13 23 (2.52%) Mac OS
14 22 (2.41%) Windows Server 2003
15 16 (1.75%) Windows XP
16 14 (1.53%) Windows 8
17 7 (0.77%) Mac OS X
18 6 (0.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 6 (0.66%) Windows Vista
19 4 (0.44%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 192 (21.03%) ITIL
2 127 (13.91%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 105 (11.50%) Migration
4 104 (11.39%) Application Packaging
5 72 (7.89%) Problem-Solving
6 38 (4.16%) ITIL V3
7 36 (3.94%) Mobile Device Management
8 34 (3.72%) Asset Management
8 34 (3.72%) Patch Management
9 33 (3.61%) Cybersecurity
9 33 (3.61%) Service Delivery
10 32 (3.50%) Application Virtualisation
10 32 (3.50%) Service Management
11 31 (3.40%) Project Delivery
12 30 (3.29%) ITSM
13 27 (2.96%) Agile Software Development
14 24 (2.63%) Information Security
15 22 (2.41%) Software Deployment
16 21 (2.30%) Problem Management
16 21 (2.30%) Software Distribution
Programming Languages
1 199 (21.80%) PowerShell
2 76 (8.32%) SQL
3 32 (3.50%) VBScript
4 29 (3.18%) Java
4 29 (3.18%) VB
5 25 (2.74%) JavaScript
6 24 (2.63%) Python
7 11 (1.20%) PHP
8 9 (0.99%) Ruby
9 7 (0.77%) VBA
10 6 (0.66%) C#
11 5 (0.55%) C++
12 2 (0.22%) Bash Shell
12 2 (0.22%) Perl
12 2 (0.22%) T-SQL
13 1 (0.11%) C
13 1 (0.11%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 177 (19.39%) Security Cleared
2 137 (15.01%) SC Cleared
3 65 (7.12%) Microsoft Certification
4 50 (5.48%) MCSE
5 31 (3.40%) DV Cleared
6 16 (1.75%) MCSA
7 15 (1.64%) A+ Certification
8 12 (1.31%) Degree
9 11 (1.20%) MCITP
10 10 (1.10%) Cisco Certification
10 10 (1.10%) DBS Check
10 10 (1.10%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 9 (0.99%) CCNA
12 8 (0.88%) MCP
13 6 (0.66%) Citrix Certification
13 6 (0.66%) ITIL Certification
14 4 (0.44%) CCA
14 4 (0.44%) ECDL
14 4 (0.44%) MCTS
14 4 (0.44%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (4.49%) SLA
2 27 (2.96%) QA
3 6 (0.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (0.55%) Cyber Essentials
4 5 (0.55%) GDPR
5 3 (0.33%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 2 (0.22%) NCSC
7 1 (0.11%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.11%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.11%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.11%) NIST
System Software
1 528 (57.83%) Active Directory
2 108 (11.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 98 (10.73%) Microsoft App-V
4 76 (8.32%) Hyper-V
5 66 (7.23%) XenApp
6 52 (5.70%) VMware ESXi
7 37 (4.05%) vSphere
8 30 (3.29%) XenDesktop
9 29 (3.18%) Virtual Desktop
10 20 (2.19%) BitLocker
11 17 (1.86%) Virtual Machines
12 14 (1.53%) DFS Replication
13 9 (0.99%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 8 (0.88%) Terminal Services
15 7 (0.77%) Virtual Servers
16 6 (0.66%) Citrix Hypervisor
16 6 (0.66%) OpenAM
17 5 (0.55%) VMware Workstation
18 4 (0.44%) Terminal Server
18 4 (0.44%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 94 (10.30%) SCOM
2 88 (9.64%) Microsoft Intune
3 79 (8.65%) WSUS
4 25 (2.74%) Microsoft Clustering
5 19 (2.08%) NetBackup
6 18 (1.97%) AirWatch
6 18 (1.97%) SCOrch
7 16 (1.75%) AppDNA
7 16 (1.75%) Jamf Pro
7 16 (1.75%) Nagios
7 16 (1.75%) Single Sign-On
8 15 (1.64%) vRealize
9 14 (1.53%) Puppet
10 13 (1.42%) McAfee ePO
10 13 (1.42%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 12 (1.31%) Failover Clustering
11 12 (1.31%) Opscode Chef
11 12 (1.31%) SCVMM
12 10 (1.10%) HP SiteScope
12 10 (1.10%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 450 (49.29%) Microsoft
2 196 (21.47%) VMware
3 190 (20.81%) Citrix
4 60 (6.57%) Cisco
5 50 (5.48%) HP
6 48 (5.26%) Apple
7 45 (4.93%) Dell
8 38 (4.16%) ServiceNow
9 32 (3.50%) McAfee
10 31 (3.40%) Ivanti
11 24 (2.63%) EMC
12 21 (2.30%) NetApp
13 18 (1.97%) Remedy
14 16 (1.75%) Google
15 15 (1.64%) Splunk
16 13 (1.42%) Meraki
17 12 (1.31%) SolarWinds
17 12 (1.31%) Symantec
17 12 (1.31%) Veeam
18 11 (1.20%) Adobe