Period
to 11 April 2021

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 11 April 2021 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
11 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 163 89 112
Rank change year-on-year -74 +23 +43
Contract jobs citing SCCM 649 1,391 2,048
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 1.55% 2.59% 2.32%
As % of the Systems Management category 9.62% 17.79% 15.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 426 913 1,355
10th Percentile £150 £148 £146
25th Percentile £200 £185 £230
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £350 £325 £375
Median % change year-on-year +7.69% -13.33% +15.38%
75th Percentile £450 £438 £454
90th Percentile £513 £511 £513
UK median daily rate £340 £325 £363
% change year-on-year +4.62% -10.34% +11.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 135 163
10th Percentile £12.56 £12.42 £13.81
25th Percentile £15.00 £13.07 £15.37
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £18.00
Median % change year-on-year +2.86% -2.78% +2.86%
75th Percentile £22.75 £21.94 £22.69
90th Percentile £41.75 £26.75 £36.67
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 6,745 7,817 13,287
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 16.15% 14.58% 15.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,823 5,438 9,108
10th Percentile £326 £263 £313
25th Percentile £413 £400 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £500 £500
75th Percentile £588 £594 £590
90th Percentile £675 £675 £675
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £500
Number of hourly rates quoted 115 206 294
10th Percentile £14.00 £12.43 £12.00
25th Percentile £16.25 £13.72 £14.00
Median hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £18.00
Median % change year-on-year +28.57% -2.78% +5.46%
75th Percentile £46.25 £24.86 £27.25
90th Percentile £61.15 £44.51 £49.28
UK median hourly rate £24.00 £18.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year +33.33% -2.70% +5.71%

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 11 April 2021.

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 11 April 2021.

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 11 April 2021. 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 -75 220 £413 +22.22% 49
South East -32 108 £325 -7.14% 26
North of England -31 102 £269 -6.52% 31
Midlands -12 81 £300 +2.13% 23
South West +7 72 £325 - 15
West Midlands +17 60 £300 -14.29% 9
North West -32 59 £279 -2.11% 14
East of England -23 39 £328 +1.00% 16
Yorkshire -1 36 £325 -7.14% 11
East Midlands -16 21 £303 +68.06% 14
North East -7 7 £158 -14.86% 6
SCCM
UK

For the 6 months to 11 April 2021, 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.

1 516 (79.51%) Windows
2 370 (57.01%) Active Directory
3 306 (47.15%) Microsoft
4 289 (44.53%) Windows 10
5 287 (44.22%) Microsoft 365
6 172 (26.50%) Azure
7 170 (26.19%) VMware
8 160 (24.65%) Windows Server
9 146 (22.50%) PowerShell
10 121 (18.64%) VMware Infrastructure
11 119 (18.34%) Microsoft Intune
12 110 (16.95%) Security Cleared
13 106 (16.33%) Windows 7
14 100 (15.41%) Citrix
15 92 (14.18%) DNS
16 91 (14.02%) Microsoft Office
17 87 (13.41%) ITIL
18 85 (13.10%) Infrastructure Engineering
19 84 (12.94%) SC Cleared
20 81 (12.48%) Migration
21 77 (11.86%) Windows Server 2012
22 72 (11.09%) Problem-Solving
23 69 (10.63%) Finance
24 67 (10.32%) Windows Server 2016
25 64 (9.86%) SharePoint
26 63 (9.71%) Azure Active Directory
27 59 (9.09%) Public Sector
28 56 (8.63%) Application Packaging
29 55 (8.47%) SCOM
30 54 (8.32%) Hyper-V

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 64 (9.86%) SharePoint
2 46 (7.09%) MS Exchange
3 22 (3.39%) IIS
4 10 (1.54%) Skype for Business
5 4 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (0.62%) SharePoint Server
6 3 (0.46%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 2 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (0.31%) Site Server
7 2 (0.31%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.15%) Apache
8 1 (0.15%) Confluence
8 1 (0.15%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.15%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.15%) Tomcat
Applications
1 91 (14.02%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (1.23%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (0.77%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.62%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.31%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.15%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.15%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 3 (0.46%) Remedy ITSM
1 3 (0.46%) Tesseract
2 1 (0.15%) assyst
2 1 (0.15%) Eikon
2 1 (0.15%) Refinitiv Enterprise Platform
2 1 (0.15%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 287 (44.22%) Microsoft 365
2 172 (26.50%) Azure
3 63 (9.71%) Azure Active Directory
4 27 (4.16%) Mimecast
5 24 (3.70%) AWS
6 20 (3.08%) OneDrive
7 15 (2.31%) PaaS
8 11 (1.69%) IaaS
9 10 (1.54%) SaaS
10 9 (1.39%) Power Platform
11 6 (0.92%) Power Automate
12 4 (0.62%) Yammer
13 3 (0.46%) Dynamics 365
13 3 (0.46%) Google Workspace
13 3 (0.46%) PowerApps
14 2 (0.31%) Adobe Creative Cloud
14 2 (0.31%) Azure ExpressRoute
14 2 (0.31%) OpenShift
15 1 (0.15%) Boomi
15 1 (0.15%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 92 (14.18%) DNS
2 42 (6.47%) DHCP
2 42 (6.47%) LAN
2 42 (6.47%) VPN
3 40 (6.16%) Firewall
3 40 (6.16%) WAN
4 23 (3.54%) WAAS
5 22 (3.39%) TCP/IP
5 22 (3.39%) Wireless
6 21 (3.24%) SAN
7 19 (2.93%) NetScaler
7 19 (2.93%) Skype
8 13 (2.00%) Wi-Fi
9 10 (1.54%) VoIP
10 8 (1.23%) Internet
11 7 (1.08%) MPLS
11 7 (1.08%) VSAN
12 6 (0.92%) Cisco IOS
12 6 (0.92%) Network Security
12 6 (0.92%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (6.63%) SQL Server
2 7 (1.08%) Power BI
3 6 (0.92%) SQL Server 2012
3 6 (0.92%) SQL Server 2014
3 6 (0.92%) SQL Server 2016
4 5 (0.77%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (0.62%) MySQL
6 3 (0.46%) Amazon RDS
6 3 (0.46%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.31%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.15%) Azure SQL Database
8 1 (0.15%) DTS
8 1 (0.15%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.15%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 30 (4.62%) MSI
2 7 (1.08%) InstallShield
3 5 (0.77%) AdminStudio
3 5 (0.77%) Visual Studio
3 5 (0.77%) Visual Studio Team System
4 3 (0.46%) JIRA
4 3 (0.46%) Octopus Deploy
5 2 (0.31%) Git (software)
5 2 (0.31%) Hudson
6 1 (0.15%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (0.15%) Axure RP
6 1 (0.15%) GitLab
6 1 (0.15%) Gradle
6 1 (0.15%) Inno Setup
6 1 (0.15%) Maven
6 1 (0.15%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.15%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.15%) Vagrant
6 1 (0.15%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 69 (10.63%) Finance
2 59 (9.09%) Public Sector
3 20 (3.08%) Retail
4 16 (2.47%) Telecoms
5 14 (2.16%) Legal
6 13 (2.00%) Manufacturing
7 12 (1.85%) Banking
8 9 (1.39%) Local Government
9 8 (1.23%) Electronics
9 8 (1.23%) Marketing
10 7 (1.08%) Law
10 7 (1.08%) Spanish Language
11 4 (0.62%) Back Office
11 4 (0.62%) Publishing
12 3 (0.46%) Aerospace
12 3 (0.46%) Financial Institution
13 2 (0.31%) Italian Language
13 2 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
14 1 (0.15%) French Language
14 1 (0.15%) German Language
Job Titles
1 70 (10.79%) Support Engineer
2 68 (10.48%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 57 (8.78%) Windows Engineer
4 55 (8.47%) Desktop Engineer
5 52 (8.01%) Consultant
6 50 (7.70%) SCCM Engineer
7 45 (6.93%) Desktop Support
8 40 (6.16%) 2nd Line Support
9 38 (5.86%) Architect
10 34 (5.24%) Analyst
11 28 (4.31%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 28 (4.31%) Desktop Support Engineer
12 26 (4.01%) IT Engineer
13 23 (3.54%) Applications Packager
13 23 (3.54%) Build Engineer
13 23 (3.54%) IT Support
14 22 (3.39%) Deployment Engineer
14 22 (3.39%) SCCM Consultant
15 21 (3.24%) Cloud Engineer
16 19 (2.93%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (2.47%) Middleware
2 13 (2.00%) Software Packaging
3 4 (0.62%) LDAP
4 3 (0.46%) Web Services
5 2 (0.31%) 802.1X
5 2 (0.31%) XMPP
6 1 (0.15%) .NET
6 1 (0.15%) FIX Protocol
6 1 (0.15%) HTML
6 1 (0.15%) JSON
6 1 (0.15%) REST
6 1 (0.15%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 21 (3.24%) Clustering
1 21 (3.24%) Data Centre
2 20 (3.08%) PKI
3 18 (2.77%) EMC VNX
4 16 (2.47%) Analytical Skills
5 15 (2.31%) Driving Licence
6 12 (1.85%) Management Information System
6 12 (1.85%) NHS
7 11 (1.69%) Blackberry
8 10 (1.54%) Video Conferencing
9 9 (1.39%) CMDB
9 9 (1.39%) Self-Motivation
10 8 (1.23%) Enterprise Software
10 8 (1.23%) iPad
11 7 (1.08%) HP Storage
11 7 (1.08%) Smartphone
12 6 (0.92%) Public Cloud
13 5 (0.77%) Hybrid Cloud
13 5 (0.77%) Private Cloud
13 5 (0.77%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 516 (79.51%) Windows
2 289 (44.53%) Windows 10
3 160 (24.65%) Windows Server
4 106 (16.33%) Windows 7
5 77 (11.86%) Windows Server 2012
6 67 (10.32%) Windows Server 2016
7 35 (5.39%) Linux
7 35 (5.39%) Windows Server 2019
8 30 (4.62%) Windows Server 2008
9 20 (3.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 17 (2.62%) Windows 8
11 16 (2.47%) Mac OS
11 16 (2.47%) Windows XP
12 13 (2.00%) Windows Server 2003
13 9 (1.39%) Unix
14 8 (1.23%) Android
14 8 (1.23%) Apple iOS
15 3 (0.46%) CentOS
15 3 (0.46%) Mac OS X
15 3 (0.46%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (13.41%) ITIL
2 85 (13.10%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 81 (12.48%) Migration
4 72 (11.09%) Problem-Solving
5 56 (8.63%) Application Packaging
6 30 (4.62%) Service Delivery
7 29 (4.47%) Mobile Device Management
8 28 (4.31%) Change Management
9 23 (3.54%) Patch Management
10 22 (3.39%) Agile Software Development
10 22 (3.39%) Service Management
11 21 (3.24%) Project Management
12 20 (3.08%) DevOps
13 19 (2.93%) Configuration Management
13 19 (2.93%) Disaster Recovery
14 18 (2.77%) Business Intelligence
14 18 (2.77%) ITSM
15 17 (2.62%) Time Management
16 16 (2.47%) Asset Management
16 16 (2.47%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 146 (22.50%) PowerShell
2 39 (6.01%) SQL
3 19 (2.93%) VBScript
4 14 (2.16%) VB
5 11 (1.69%) Python
6 7 (1.08%) Bash Shell
7 6 (0.92%) PHP
8 5 (0.77%) Perl
9 3 (0.46%) Shell Script
10 2 (0.31%) C
11 1 (0.15%) C++
11 1 (0.15%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 110 (16.95%) Security Cleared
2 84 (12.94%) SC Cleared
3 50 (7.70%) Microsoft Certification
4 24 (3.70%) MCSE
5 19 (2.93%) DBS Check
6 18 (2.77%) DV Cleared
7 16 (2.47%) Degree
8 13 (2.00%) MCSA
9 8 (1.23%) ITIL Certification
10 7 (1.08%) Citrix Certification
11 6 (0.92%) MCP
12 5 (0.77%) CCNA
12 5 (0.77%) Cisco Certification
13 3 (0.46%) CISM
13 3 (0.46%) CISSP
13 3 (0.46%) Computer Science Degree
13 3 (0.46%) HPE ATP
13 3 (0.46%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 3 (0.46%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 2 (0.31%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (4.47%) SLA
2 4 (0.62%) QA
3 2 (0.31%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.31%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.31%) NIST
3 2 (0.31%) NIST 800
4 1 (0.15%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (0.15%) PMO
4 1 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 370 (57.01%) Active Directory
2 121 (18.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 54 (8.32%) Hyper-V
4 43 (6.63%) VMware ESXi
5 36 (5.55%) Microsoft App-V
6 26 (4.01%) vSphere
7 21 (3.24%) XenApp
8 19 (2.93%) BitLocker
9 16 (2.47%) Virtual Machines
10 11 (1.69%) Virtual Desktop
11 9 (1.39%) XenDesktop
12 8 (1.23%) Firmware
12 8 (1.23%) VMware Server
13 6 (0.92%) VMware Workstation
14 4 (0.62%) Docker
14 4 (0.62%) Virtual Servers
15 3 (0.46%) DFS Replication
15 3 (0.46%) vCloud
15 3 (0.46%) VMware NSX
16 2 (0.31%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 119 (18.34%) Microsoft Intune
2 55 (8.47%) SCOM
3 25 (3.85%) Microsoft Clustering
3 25 (3.85%) WSUS
4 19 (2.93%) AirWatch
5 18 (2.77%) IBM BigFix
5 18 (2.77%) vCenter Server
6 16 (2.47%) Jamf Pro
6 16 (2.47%) McAfee ePO
7 14 (2.16%) Terraform
8 12 (1.85%) Puppet
9 10 (1.54%) Opscode Chef
10 8 (1.23%) SCSM
11 7 (1.08%) Ansible
12 6 (0.92%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
12 6 (0.92%) vRealize
13 5 (0.77%) OpenView Configuration Management
14 4 (0.62%) NetBackup
14 4 (0.62%) Norton AntiVirus
14 4 (0.62%) PowerCLI
Vendors
1 306 (47.15%) Microsoft
2 170 (26.19%) VMware
3 100 (15.41%) Citrix
4 49 (7.55%) Cisco
5 42 (6.47%) HP
6 37 (5.70%) Apple
7 30 (4.62%) Ivanti
8 29 (4.47%) McAfee
9 28 (4.31%) EMC
10 26 (4.01%) Red Hat
11 20 (3.08%) Dell
11 20 (3.08%) ServiceNow
12 16 (2.47%) Google
12 16 (2.47%) Remedy
12 16 (2.47%) SolarWinds
13 14 (2.16%) NetApp
13 14 (2.16%) Symantec
14 10 (1.54%) MobileIron
15 9 (1.39%) SAP
16 8 (1.23%) Veeam