Period
to 17 December 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 17 December 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
17 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 117 162 181
Rank change year-on-year +45 +19 +8
Contract jobs citing SCCM 2,207 1,587 1,448
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 2.30% 1.68% 1.53%
As % of the Systems Management category 15.53% 14.16% 13.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,378 1,032 905
England median daily rate £350 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% - -
10th Percentile £149 £130 £163
90th Percentile £500 £510 £500
UK median daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +7.69% - +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 228 101 115
England median hourly rate £17.50 £15.00 £17.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.67% -13.04% +15.00%
10th Percentile £12.75 £11.00 £12.85
90th Percentile £32.15 £30.00 £29.80
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year +9.38% -7.25% +16.65%

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 14,208 11,207 10,772
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 14.80% 11.87% 11.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,657 7,688 6,926
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +7.14%
10th Percentile £305 £267 £263
90th Percentile £650 £625 £595
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 368 253 245
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £20.73
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -15.58% +3.65%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.00 £12.75
90th Percentile £47.00 £47.76 £55.00
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £20.73
% change year-on-year - -15.58% +3.65%

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 17 December 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 17 December 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 17 December 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 +37 818 £375 +7.14% 97
South East +37 504 £352 -3.70% 53
North of England +32 348 £350 +27.27% 44
South West +48 223 £375 +36.36% 35
Midlands +21 187 £293 +1.74% 45
North West +36 179 £325 +1.56% 22
Yorkshire +9 120 £375 +87.50% 15
East of England -16 113 £263 -17.97% 18
West Midlands 0 102 £296 +24.74% 31
East Midlands +35 83 £250 -21.88% 14
North East +6 49 £400 +44.14% 7
SCCM
UK

For the 6 months to 17 December 2018, 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 1,765 (79.97%) Windows
2 1,180 (53.47%) Active Directory
3 1,094 (49.57%) Microsoft
4 874 (39.60%) Windows 10
5 724 (32.80%) Office 365
6 637 (28.86%) VMware
7 594 (26.91%) Windows 7
8 571 (25.87%) Windows Server
9 539 (24.42%) PowerShell
10 468 (21.21%) Citrix
11 462 (20.93%) ITIL
12 382 (17.31%) VMware Infrastructure
13 345 (15.63%) Microsoft Azure
14 332 (15.04%) Security Cleared
14 332 (15.04%) Microsoft Office
15 322 (14.59%) Migration
16 305 (13.82%) Microsoft App-V
17 282 (12.78%) SCOM
18 272 (12.32%) MS Exchange
19 271 (12.28%) Infrastructure Engineering
20 255 (11.55%) Finance
21 253 (11.46%) Windows Server 2008
22 248 (11.24%) Application Packaging
23 246 (11.15%) Windows Server 2012
24 236 (10.69%) Hyper-V
25 220 (9.97%) SC Cleared
26 219 (9.92%) Microsoft Certification
27 215 (9.74%) DNS
28 204 (9.24%) Cisco
29 200 (9.06%) HP

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
1 272 (12.32%) MS Exchange
2 154 (6.98%) Skype for Business
3 133 (6.03%) SharePoint
4 89 (4.03%) Exchange Server 2010
5 46 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2013
6 37 (1.68%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 34 (1.54%) IIS
8 15 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2007
9 10 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2003
10 8 (0.36%) IBM Notes
11 6 (0.27%) Apache
11 6 (0.27%) Confluence
12 5 (0.23%) SharePoint 2013
13 3 (0.14%) BizTalk Server
13 3 (0.14%) CMS
13 3 (0.14%) IBM Domino
13 3 (0.14%) Moodle
13 3 (0.14%) nginx
13 3 (0.14%) Tomcat
14 2 (0.091%) Site Server
Applications
1 332 (15.04%) Microsoft Office
2 45 (2.04%) Microsoft Excel
3 27 (1.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 23 (1.04%) MS Visio
5 11 (0.50%) Microsoft Project
6 7 (0.32%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.091%) Acrobat
7 2 (0.091%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.045%) CATIA
8 1 (0.045%) Maya
8 1 (0.045%) NUKE
Business Applications
1 7 (0.32%) Remedy ITSM
2 5 (0.23%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (0.18%) Dynamics NAV
4 3 (0.14%) LatentZero
5 2 (0.091%) Teamcenter
6 1 (0.045%) Eikon
6 1 (0.045%) Northgate Housing
Cloud Services
1 724 (32.80%) Office 365
2 345 (15.63%) Microsoft Azure
3 103 (4.67%) Amazon AWS
4 90 (4.08%) OneDrive
5 84 (3.81%) Azure Active Directory
6 66 (2.99%) IaaS
7 44 (1.99%) PaaS
8 27 (1.22%) SaaS
9 15 (0.68%) Cloud Computing
10 14 (0.63%) Yammer
11 13 (0.59%) Mimecast
12 9 (0.41%) G Suite
13 7 (0.32%) iTunes
14 6 (0.27%) Dynamics 365
15 4 (0.18%) GitHub
15 4 (0.18%) Google Cloud Platform
16 3 (0.14%) AWS CloudFormation
16 3 (0.14%) SuccessFactors
17 2 (0.091%) Akamai
17 2 (0.091%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 215 (9.74%) DNS
2 177 (8.02%) Skype
3 158 (7.16%) DHCP
4 154 (6.98%) LAN
5 142 (6.43%) WAN
6 129 (5.85%) Firewall
7 120 (5.44%) VPN
8 117 (5.30%) SAN
9 116 (5.26%) TCP/IP
10 90 (4.08%) Internet
11 57 (2.58%) Remote Desktop
12 47 (2.13%) Wireless
13 41 (1.86%) NetScaler
14 39 (1.77%) Unified Communications
15 36 (1.63%) VoIP
16 35 (1.59%) VLAN
17 27 (1.22%) SSL
18 25 (1.13%) NAS
18 25 (1.13%) Wi-Fi
19 23 (1.04%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 141 (6.39%) SQL Server
2 31 (1.40%) SQL Server 2008
3 27 (1.22%) SQL Server 2012
4 17 (0.77%) Amazon RDS
5 14 (0.63%) SQL Server 2005
6 12 (0.54%) Oracle Database
7 10 (0.45%) Power BI
8 9 (0.41%) SQL Server 2016
9 8 (0.36%) SQL Server 2014
10 7 (0.32%) MySQL
11 6 (0.27%) Oracle Database 10g
12 5 (0.23%) Redis
13 2 (0.091%) Oracle Reports
13 2 (0.091%) PostgreSQL
13 2 (0.091%) Relational Database
14 1 (0.045%) Big Data
14 1 (0.045%) Data Warehouse
14 1 (0.045%) InfluxDB
14 1 (0.045%) Neo4j
14 1 (0.045%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 146 (6.62%) MSI
2 40 (1.81%) AdminStudio
2 40 (1.81%) JIRA
3 33 (1.50%) InstallShield
4 15 (0.68%) WinDbg
5 12 (0.54%) Git (software)
5 12 (0.54%) Jenkins
6 11 (0.50%) GitLab
7 10 (0.45%) Artifactory
7 10 (0.45%) Wise Package Studio
8 8 (0.36%) Visual Studio Team System
9 7 (0.32%) Visual Studio
10 6 (0.27%) Team Foundation Server
11 5 (0.23%) Zephyr
12 3 (0.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 3 (0.14%) Metasploit
12 3 (0.14%) WiX
13 2 (0.091%) AutoIt
13 2 (0.091%) Sonatype Nexus
14 1 (0.045%) Travis CI
General
1 255 (11.55%) Finance
2 52 (2.36%) Banking
3 42 (1.90%) Retail
4 34 (1.54%) Law
5 23 (1.04%) Local Government
6 22 (1.00%) Legal
7 21 (0.95%) Financial Institution
7 21 (0.95%) Publishing
8 20 (0.91%) Billing
9 18 (0.82%) Telecoms
10 16 (0.72%) Marketing
11 8 (0.36%) Back Office
12 7 (0.32%) Automotive
13 6 (0.27%) Japanese Language
14 5 (0.23%) Military
15 4 (0.18%) Electronics
15 4 (0.18%) Front Office
15 4 (0.18%) Manufacturing
16 3 (0.14%) Advertising
16 3 (0.14%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 258 (11.69%) Support Engineer
2 251 (11.37%) Analyst
3 229 (10.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 174 (7.88%) Consultant
5 173 (7.84%) Windows Engineer
6 172 (7.79%) Desktop Support
7 163 (7.39%) Desktop Engineer
8 154 (6.98%) SCCM Engineer
9 141 (6.39%) Applications Packager
10 132 (5.98%) Architect
11 97 (4.40%) 2nd Line Support
12 96 (4.35%) Desktop Support Engineer
13 95 (4.30%) Support Analyst
14 90 (4.08%) IT Support
15 85 (3.85%) 3rd Line Engineer
16 80 (3.62%) 3rd Line Support
17 75 (3.40%) Deployment Engineer
18 73 (3.31%) SCCM Consultant
19 72 (3.26%) Administrator
20 70 (3.17%) IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (1.22%) Software Packaging
1 27 (1.22%) Web Services
2 18 (0.82%) JSON
3 16 (0.72%) Middleware
4 10 (0.45%) .NET
4 10 (0.45%) OCX
5 9 (0.41%) HTML
6 8 (0.36%) CSS
6 8 (0.36%) Node.js
6 8 (0.36%) REST
7 6 (0.27%) .NET Framework
7 6 (0.27%) SAML
8 4 (0.18%) JDBC
8 4 (0.18%) LDAP
8 4 (0.18%) ODBC
8 4 (0.18%) OpenID
8 4 (0.18%) SOAP
9 3 (0.14%) COM
10 2 (0.091%) J2EE
10 2 (0.091%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 124 (5.62%) Data Centre
2 103 (4.67%) Analytical Skills
3 91 (4.12%) Clustering
4 71 (3.22%) Management Information System
5 67 (3.04%) Self-Motivation
6 61 (2.76%) Fat Client
6 61 (2.76%) PKI
6 61 (2.76%) Thin Client
7 54 (2.45%) Smartphone
8 44 (1.99%) Blackberry
9 31 (1.40%) User Experience
10 30 (1.36%) iPad
11 28 (1.27%) Driving Licence
12 26 (1.18%) Video Conferencing
13 24 (1.09%) iPhone
13 24 (1.09%) Public Cloud
14 21 (0.95%) Enterprise Software
15 20 (0.91%) Mobile App
16 18 (0.82%) Device Driver
17 17 (0.77%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 1,765 (79.97%) Windows
2 874 (39.60%) Windows 10
3 594 (26.91%) Windows 7
4 571 (25.87%) Windows Server
5 253 (11.46%) Windows Server 2008
6 246 (11.15%) Windows Server 2012
7 157 (7.11%) Linux
8 101 (4.58%) Apple iOS
9 86 (3.90%) Android
10 76 (3.44%) Windows Server 2003
11 61 (2.76%) Mac OS
12 59 (2.67%) Windows 8
13 58 (2.63%) Windows XP
14 50 (2.27%) Mac OS X
15 39 (1.77%) Unix
16 20 (0.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 9 (0.41%) AIX
18 8 (0.36%) Ubuntu
19 6 (0.27%) Windows Vista
20 5 (0.23%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 462 (20.93%) ITIL
2 322 (14.59%) Migration
3 271 (12.28%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 248 (11.24%) Application Packaging
5 133 (6.03%) Problem-Solving
6 107 (4.85%) Service Delivery
7 106 (4.80%) Patch Management
8 105 (4.76%) Change Management
9 100 (4.53%) ITSM
10 93 (4.21%) Asset Management
11 87 (3.94%) Service Management
12 80 (3.62%) ITIL V3
12 80 (3.62%) Software Deployment
13 75 (3.40%) Project Management
14 74 (3.35%) Mobile Device Management
15 65 (2.95%) User Acceptance Testing
16 62 (2.81%) Application Virtualisation
17 58 (2.63%) Configuration Management
18 57 (2.58%) Disaster Recovery
19 54 (2.45%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 539 (24.42%) PowerShell
2 183 (8.29%) SQL
3 104 (4.71%) VBScript
4 70 (3.17%) VB
5 25 (1.13%) Shell Script
6 22 (1.00%) Java
7 17 (0.77%) Python
8 16 (0.72%) C#
8 16 (0.72%) VBA
9 13 (0.59%) Ruby
10 12 (0.54%) C
10 12 (0.54%) JavaScript
11 7 (0.32%) Bash Shell
12 6 (0.27%) T-SQL
13 3 (0.14%) AppleScript
13 3 (0.14%) Perl
14 2 (0.091%) Groovy
14 2 (0.091%) PHP
15 1 (0.045%) C++
15 1 (0.045%) R
Qualifications
1 332 (15.04%) Security Cleared
2 220 (9.97%) SC Cleared
3 219 (9.92%) Microsoft Certification
4 146 (6.62%) MCSE
5 96 (4.35%) DV Cleared
6 72 (3.26%) MCSA
7 61 (2.76%) Degree
8 54 (2.45%) MCP
9 42 (1.90%) Cisco Certification
10 37 (1.68%) Citrix Certification
11 35 (1.59%) CCNA
12 33 (1.50%) DBS Check
13 31 (1.40%) CCA
14 30 (1.36%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 29 (1.31%) A+ Certification
16 24 (1.09%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
17 21 (0.95%) MCTS
18 19 (0.86%) ITIL Certification
19 18 (0.82%) PRINCE2 Certification
20 16 (0.72%) Novell Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 97 (4.40%) SLA
2 29 (1.31%) QA
3 23 (1.04%) PMO
4 8 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.14%) COBIT
5 3 (0.14%) GDPR
5 3 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 19770
5 3 (0.14%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.091%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 2 (0.091%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 2 (0.091%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.091%) Solvency II
7 1 (0.045%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.045%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 1 (0.045%) FIPS 140-2
7 1 (0.045%) Government Security Classifications
7 1 (0.045%) ISO 22301
7 1 (0.045%) JSP 440
7 1 (0.045%) RMADS
System Software
1 1,180 (53.47%) Active Directory
2 382 (17.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 305 (13.82%) Microsoft App-V
4 236 (10.69%) Hyper-V
5 198 (8.97%) XenApp
6 151 (6.84%) XenDesktop
7 141 (6.39%) VMware ESXi
8 117 (5.30%) vSphere
9 86 (3.90%) BitLocker
10 74 (3.35%) Virtual Desktop
11 45 (2.04%) Virtual Machines
12 35 (1.59%) XenServer
13 29 (1.31%) VMware Workstation
14 20 (0.91%) DFS Replication
15 19 (0.86%) Virtual Servers
16 15 (0.68%) Oracle RAC
17 13 (0.59%) Firmware
18 12 (0.54%) Terminal Services
19 9 (0.41%) VMware NSX
20 8 (0.36%) IAG
Systems Management
1 282 (12.78%) SCOM
2 160 (7.25%) Microsoft Intune
3 131 (5.94%) WSUS
4 72 (3.26%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 55 (2.49%) Microsoft Clustering
6 46 (2.08%) vCenter Server
7 40 (1.81%) AirWatch
7 40 (1.81%) SCVMM
8 34 (1.54%) Single Sign-On
9 32 (1.45%) Puppet
10 30 (1.36%) NetBackup
11 28 (1.27%) McAfee ePO
12 20 (0.91%) OpenView Configuration Management
13 19 (0.86%) SCOrch
14 18 (0.82%) Cisco CUCM
14 18 (0.82%) SafeCom
14 18 (0.82%) Tivoli Storage Manager
15 17 (0.77%) Forefront Identity Manager
15 17 (0.77%) vMotion
16 15 (0.68%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 1,094 (49.57%) Microsoft
2 637 (28.86%) VMware
3 468 (21.21%) Citrix
4 204 (9.24%) Cisco
5 200 (9.06%) HP
6 135 (6.12%) Apple
7 119 (5.39%) Ivanti
8 95 (4.30%) ServiceNow
9 89 (4.03%) Dell
10 84 (3.81%) McAfee
11 66 (2.99%) SolarWinds
12 60 (2.72%) Oracle
13 59 (2.67%) EMC
14 52 (2.36%) Remedy
15 49 (2.22%) Wyse
16 48 (2.17%) Adobe
16 48 (2.17%) Symantec
17 44 (1.99%) NetApp
18 33 (1.50%) Veeam
19 31 (1.40%) IBM