Period
to 21 January 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 21 January 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
21 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 156 189 188
Rank change year-on-year +33 -1 -42
Contract jobs citing SCCM 1,582 1,295 1,301
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.74% 1.45% 1.31%
As % of the Systems Management category 15.10% 13.57% 15.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,038 794 787
England median daily rate £325 £325 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +1.56% -8.57%
10th Percentile £130 £163 £150
90th Percentile £502 £500 £488
UK median daily rate £325 £325 £313
% change year-on-year - +4.00% -7.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 98 111 159
England median hourly rate £16.42 £17.25 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.84% +15.00% -11.76%
10th Percentile £11.25 £13.25 £11.00
90th Percentile £32.18 £38.75 £37.50
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.38 £15.00
% change year-on-year +0.72% +15.83% -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 10,474 9,545 8,457
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 11.52% 10.70% 8.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,245 6,132 5,265
England median daily rate £485 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.78% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £269 £269 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £575
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £420
% change year-on-year +5.56% +7.14% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 240 224 309
England median hourly rate £17.07 £20.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.66% - -
10th Percentile £10.99 £13.00 £11.17
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.00 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% - -

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 21 January 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 21 January 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 21 January 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 +24 662 £350 -6.67% 101
South East +25 356 £349 +3.33% 45
North of England +11 220 £275 -11.29% 52
East of England +20 137 £320 +23.08% 26
Midlands +9 122 £289 -11.15% 41
North West +26 106 £323 -14.00% 32
West Midlands +37 86 £263 -22.79% 13
Yorkshire +6 85 £200 -33.33% 17
South West +2 82 £308 -2.38% 38
East Midlands -23 34 £309 +2.92% 28
North East +6 31 £270 -15.63% 3
SCCM
UK

For the 6 months to 21 January 2018, IT contractor jobs citing SCCM also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for SCCM.

1 1,278 (80.78%) Windows
2 907 (57.33%) Active Directory
3 714 (45.13%) Microsoft
4 530 (33.50%) Windows 10
5 489 (30.91%) Office 365
6 468 (29.58%) Windows 7
7 452 (28.57%) VMware
8 393 (24.84%) Citrix
9 355 (22.44%) Windows Server
10 353 (22.31%) ITIL
10 353 (22.31%) PowerShell
11 249 (15.74%) Microsoft App-V
12 245 (15.49%) VMware Infrastructure
13 236 (14.92%) SCOM
14 228 (14.41%) MS Exchange
15 227 (14.35%) Migration
16 220 (13.91%) Security Cleared
17 216 (13.65%) Microsoft Office
18 215 (13.59%) DNS
19 199 (12.58%) DHCP
20 192 (12.14%) Windows Server 2012
21 191 (12.07%) Windows Server 2008
22 187 (11.82%) Microsoft Azure
22 187 (11.82%) Finance
23 186 (11.76%) SC Cleared
24 169 (10.68%) Cisco
25 157 (9.92%) Microsoft Certification
26 149 (9.42%) Hyper-V
27 141 (8.91%) XenApp
27 141 (8.91%) Skype for Business

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
1 228 (14.41%) MS Exchange
2 141 (8.91%) Skype for Business
3 92 (5.82%) SharePoint
4 72 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2010
5 31 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2013
6 28 (1.77%) IIS
7 19 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2007
8 15 (0.95%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 8 (0.51%) SharePoint 2010
10 7 (0.44%) Site Server
11 6 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2003
11 6 (0.38%) SharePoint 2013
11 6 (0.38%) Tomcat
12 5 (0.32%) Apache
12 5 (0.32%) IBM Domino
13 4 (0.25%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 4 (0.25%) JBoss
13 4 (0.25%) OpenStack
13 4 (0.25%) WebSphere
13 4 (0.25%) WordPress
Applications
1 216 (13.65%) Microsoft Office
2 25 (1.58%) Microsoft Excel
3 21 (1.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 14 (0.88%) MS Visio
5 8 (0.51%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.063%) HipChat
6 1 (0.063%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 13 (0.82%) RMDS
2 7 (0.44%) Eikon
3 3 (0.19%) LatentZero
4 2 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.13%) Temenos T24
5 1 (0.063%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.063%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.063%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 489 (30.91%) Office 365
2 187 (11.82%) Microsoft Azure
3 83 (5.25%) Amazon AWS
4 36 (2.28%) Azure Active Directory
4 36 (2.28%) OneDrive
5 20 (1.26%) G Suite
6 17 (1.07%) PaaS
7 12 (0.76%) IaaS
8 7 (0.44%) SaaS
9 5 (0.32%) Cloud Computing
10 4 (0.25%) Mimecast
10 4 (0.25%) Yammer
11 2 (0.13%) Amazon EC2
11 2 (0.13%) Dynamics 365
11 2 (0.13%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 1 (0.063%) Adobe Creative Cloud
12 1 (0.063%) Akamai
12 1 (0.063%) IBM Cloud
12 1 (0.063%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 215 (13.59%) DNS
2 199 (12.58%) DHCP
3 118 (7.46%) LAN
4 111 (7.02%) WAN
5 109 (6.89%) Skype
6 94 (5.94%) Firewall
6 94 (5.94%) SAN
7 83 (5.25%) TCP/IP
8 59 (3.73%) VPN
9 35 (2.21%) Internet
10 32 (2.02%) VLAN
11 30 (1.90%) Kerberos
12 29 (1.83%) Remote Desktop
13 27 (1.71%) NAS
13 27 (1.71%) SSL
14 26 (1.64%) SMS
15 22 (1.39%) iSCSI
15 22 (1.39%) Wireless
16 21 (1.33%) Fibre Channel
17 20 (1.26%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 102 (6.45%) SQL Server
2 22 (1.39%) SQL Server 2012
3 20 (1.26%) SQL Server 2005
4 15 (0.95%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (0.32%) MySQL
5 5 (0.32%) Oracle Database
6 4 (0.25%) MongoDB
6 4 (0.25%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (0.25%) SQL Server 2014
6 4 (0.25%) SQL Server 2016
7 3 (0.19%) Big Data
7 3 (0.19%) BusinessObjects
7 3 (0.19%) DB2
7 3 (0.19%) Hadoop
7 3 (0.19%) Power BI
7 3 (0.19%) Relational Database
7 3 (0.19%) SAP Data Services
8 1 (0.063%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (0.063%) Ingres
8 1 (0.063%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 88 (5.56%) MSI
2 20 (1.26%) JIRA
3 14 (0.88%) InstallShield
4 13 (0.82%) AdminStudio
5 10 (0.63%) Zephyr
6 7 (0.44%) Team Foundation Server
7 6 (0.38%) Visual Studio Team System
8 4 (0.25%) WiX
9 2 (0.13%) ClearCase
9 2 (0.13%) Git (software)
9 2 (0.13%) Jenkins
9 2 (0.13%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 1 (0.063%) HP UFT
10 1 (0.063%) TestRail
10 1 (0.063%) Vagrant
10 1 (0.063%) Visual Studio
10 1 (0.063%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 187 (11.82%) Finance
2 37 (2.34%) Banking
3 31 (1.96%) Retail
4 23 (1.45%) Telecoms
5 22 (1.39%) Publishing
6 20 (1.26%) Law
7 19 (1.20%) Legal
8 14 (0.88%) Financial Institution
9 13 (0.82%) Local Government
10 11 (0.70%) Back Office
11 9 (0.57%) Investment Banking
12 7 (0.44%) Manufacturing
13 4 (0.25%) Advertising
14 3 (0.19%) Front Office
14 3 (0.19%) Games
14 3 (0.19%) Japanese Language
14 3 (0.19%) Spanish Language
15 2 (0.13%) Billing
15 2 (0.13%) Electronics
15 2 (0.13%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 215 (13.59%) Desktop Support
2 211 (13.34%) Analyst
3 175 (11.06%) Support Engineer
4 138 (8.72%) Consultant
5 127 (8.03%) SCCM Engineer
6 124 (7.84%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 117 (7.40%) Architect
7 117 (7.40%) Desktop Engineer
8 116 (7.33%) Windows Engineer
9 111 (7.02%) 2nd Line Support
10 90 (5.69%) Support Analyst
11 87 (5.50%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 80 (5.06%) Applications Packager
13 67 (4.24%) Desktop Support Engineer
13 67 (4.24%) SCCM Consultant
14 62 (3.92%) 3rd Line Support
15 61 (3.86%) Service Analyst
16 56 (3.54%) Administrator
17 53 (3.35%) Service Desk Analyst
18 52 (3.29%) 2nd Line Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (2.59%) LDAP
2 23 (1.45%) Web Services
3 20 (1.26%) WSH
4 12 (0.76%) .NET
5 10 (0.63%) 802.1X
5 10 (0.63%) Software Packaging
6 7 (0.44%) HTML
7 6 (0.38%) AngularJS
7 6 (0.38%) REST
8 5 (0.32%) SailPoint
8 5 (0.32%) SAML
9 3 (0.19%) Elastic Stack
9 3 (0.19%) Middleware
9 3 (0.19%) WCF
9 3 (0.19%) X-Windows
10 2 (0.13%) .NET Framework
10 2 (0.13%) ASP.NET
10 2 (0.13%) CSS
10 2 (0.13%) MSMQ
10 2 (0.13%) OCX
Miscellaneous
1 71 (4.49%) Analytical Skills
2 65 (4.11%) Data Centre
3 54 (3.41%) Blackberry
4 45 (2.84%) PKI
5 43 (2.72%) Smartphone
6 40 (2.53%) Management Information System
7 38 (2.40%) Clustering
8 31 (1.96%) Video Conferencing
9 29 (1.83%) Replication
10 28 (1.77%) Driving Licence
10 28 (1.77%) Fat Client
10 28 (1.77%) Thin Client
11 27 (1.71%) iPhone
12 23 (1.45%) User Experience
13 22 (1.39%) CESG
14 21 (1.33%) CMDB
15 20 (1.26%) BYOD
16 19 (1.20%) Computer Science
17 18 (1.14%) iPad
18 16 (1.01%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 1,278 (80.78%) Windows
2 530 (33.50%) Windows 10
3 468 (29.58%) Windows 7
4 355 (22.44%) Windows Server
5 192 (12.14%) Windows Server 2012
6 191 (12.07%) Windows Server 2008
7 87 (5.50%) Linux
8 72 (4.55%) Android
9 63 (3.98%) Apple iOS
10 57 (3.60%) Windows 8
11 51 (3.22%) Windows Server 2003
12 39 (2.47%) Windows XP
13 26 (1.64%) Mac OS X
14 20 (1.26%) Windows Vista
15 19 (1.20%) Mac OS
16 18 (1.14%) SUSE
17 17 (1.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 17 (1.07%) Unix
18 9 (0.57%) CentOS
18 9 (0.57%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 353 (22.31%) ITIL
2 227 (14.35%) Migration
3 113 (7.14%) Application Packaging
4 76 (4.80%) Change Management
5 70 (4.42%) Service Management
6 65 (4.11%) Project Management
7 56 (3.54%) Mobile Device Management
8 55 (3.48%) Problem Management
9 52 (3.29%) Incident Management
10 50 (3.16%) PRINCE2
11 49 (3.10%) Asset Management
12 47 (2.97%) Service Delivery
13 45 (2.84%) Software Deployment
14 44 (2.78%) Configuration Management
14 44 (2.78%) Server Building
15 42 (2.65%) Agile Software Development
16 41 (2.59%) Disk Encryption
17 40 (2.53%) ITIL V3
18 38 (2.40%) Patch Management
19 36 (2.28%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 353 (22.31%) PowerShell
2 123 (7.77%) VBScript
3 112 (7.08%) SQL
4 17 (1.07%) VB
5 11 (0.70%) Java
6 10 (0.63%) C
7 9 (0.57%) Perl
8 7 (0.44%) Shell Script
9 6 (0.38%) JavaScript
10 4 (0.25%) Bash Shell
10 4 (0.25%) Python
10 4 (0.25%) T-SQL
11 2 (0.13%) PHP
12 1 (0.063%) C#
12 1 (0.063%) R
Qualifications
1 220 (13.91%) Security Cleared
2 186 (11.76%) SC Cleared
3 157 (9.92%) Microsoft Certification
4 111 (7.02%) MCSE
5 52 (3.29%) MCSA
6 50 (3.16%) Degree
7 43 (2.72%) MCP
8 35 (2.21%) Cisco Certification
9 32 (2.02%) ITIL Certification
9 32 (2.02%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 30 (1.90%) DV Cleared
10 30 (1.90%) MCDST
11 25 (1.58%) CCNA
12 23 (1.45%) MCITP
13 22 (1.39%) DBS Check
14 19 (1.20%) Computer Science Degree
15 17 (1.07%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 15 (0.95%) Citrix Certification
16 15 (0.95%) PMI Certification
16 15 (0.95%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 89 (5.63%) SLA
2 39 (2.47%) QA
3 14 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 11 (0.70%) Disclosure Scotland
5 10 (0.63%) GDPR
6 9 (0.57%) COBIT
7 8 (0.51%) PCI DSS
8 6 (0.38%) PMO
9 3 (0.19%) Data Quality
10 2 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 19770
11 1 (0.063%) ISO 9001
11 1 (0.063%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 907 (57.33%) Active Directory
2 249 (15.74%) Microsoft App-V
3 245 (15.49%) VMware Infrastructure
4 149 (9.42%) Hyper-V
5 141 (8.91%) XenApp
6 82 (5.18%) XenDesktop
7 74 (4.68%) BitLocker
8 68 (4.30%) vSphere
9 53 (3.35%) VMware ESXi
10 23 (1.45%) Terminal Services
10 23 (1.45%) Virtual Desktop
10 23 (1.45%) VMware Workstation
11 19 (1.20%) XenServer
12 17 (1.07%) Virtual Machines
13 13 (0.82%) DFS Replication
14 12 (0.76%) Virtual Servers
15 11 (0.70%) VMware Server
16 8 (0.51%) NFS
17 6 (0.38%) Xen
18 4 (0.25%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 236 (14.92%) SCOM
2 67 (4.24%) AirWatch
3 60 (3.79%) Microsoft Intune
4 55 (3.48%) WSUS
5 43 (2.72%) McAfee ePO
6 40 (2.53%) Norton AntiVirus
7 39 (2.47%) SCVMM
8 27 (1.71%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 26 (1.64%) NetBackup
10 25 (1.58%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 22 (1.39%) WMI
12 21 (1.33%) vCenter Server
13 19 (1.20%) Microsoft Clustering
13 19 (1.20%) Nagios
13 19 (1.20%) SCSM
14 17 (1.07%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
15 16 (1.01%) Backup Exec
16 14 (0.88%) SCOrch
17 13 (0.82%) Forefront Identity Manager
18 11 (0.70%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 714 (45.13%) Microsoft
2 452 (28.57%) VMware
3 393 (24.84%) Citrix
4 169 (10.68%) Cisco
5 141 (8.91%) HP
6 97 (6.13%) Ivanti
7 76 (4.80%) Dell
8 75 (4.74%) McAfee
9 67 (4.24%) Symantec
10 66 (4.17%) SolarWinds
11 63 (3.98%) Apple
12 58 (3.67%) NetApp
13 43 (2.72%) Altiris
14 40 (2.53%) ServiceNow
15 38 (2.40%) Bloomberg
15 38 (2.40%) Google
16 35 (2.21%) IBM
17 30 (1.90%) EMC
17 30 (1.90%) Reuters
18 27 (1.71%) Juniper