The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for SCCM skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SCCM over the 3 months to 29 March 2017 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)
England / London
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 173 210 182
Rank change year-on-year +37 -28  
Contract jobs citing SCCM 274 257 270
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.40% 1.15% 1.27%
As % of the Systems Management category 12.70% 11.59% 14.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 182 181 170
Median daily rate £400 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.28% +7.69%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £221 £165 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £319 £320
% change year-on-year -5.88% -0.39%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 14 22
Median hourly rate £22.00 £18.75 £16.86
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.33% +11.20%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £14.30 £12.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £22.50 £22.55
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year -5.71% +16.66%  

SCCM is in the systems management skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for systems management skills.

Systems Management Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 2157 2217 1830
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 11.03% 9.88% 8.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 1544 1558 1264
Median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £343 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 24 39
Median hourly rate £43.50 £22.50 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +93.33% +20.32%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.40 £17.81 £14.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £53.00 £34.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year -15.55% +9.75%  

SCCM
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London citing SCCM as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Systems Management category.

Job vacancy trend for SCCM in London

SCCM
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SCCM in London.

Contractor daily rate trend for SCCM in London

SCCM
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SCCM in London over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SCCM in London

SCCM
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SCCM in London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SCCM in London

SCCM
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing SCCM in London over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for SCCM in London

SCCM
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SCCM within the London region over the 3 months to 29 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +2 53 £395 +1.93% 9
West End of London +7 7 £500 +217.46%
Enfield - 6 £200 -
Canary Wharf -1 3 £475 +8.57%
Westminster +3 2 - -
Ilford +1 2 - -
Chessington +2 1 £300 -
Kingston Upon Thames -2 1 £350 +16.66% 2
Wimbledon -3 1 - -
Hendon - 1 £600 -
Hammersmith - 1 - -
SCCM
England

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, 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 London region with a requirement for SCCM.

1 401 (80.20%) Windows
2 300 (60.00%) Active Directory
3 240 (48.00%) Microsoft
4 140 (28.00%) Windows 10
5 139 (27.80%) Windows Server
6 137 (27.40%) Office 365
7 136 (27.20%) VMware
8 134 (26.80%) Citrix
9 132 (26.40%) PowerShell
10 105 (21.00%) ITIL
11 101 (20.20%) SCOM
12 97 (19.40%) Windows 7
13 87 (17.40%) Windows Server 2012
14 85 (17.00%) SQL
15 81 (16.20%) SQL Server
15 81 (16.20%) Windows Server 2008
16 80 (16.00%) Finance
17 73 (14.60%) Migration
18 71 (14.20%) MS Excel
19 69 (13.80%) MS Exchange
19 69 (13.80%) Security Cleared
19 69 (13.80%) VMware Infrastructure
20 68 (13.60%) MS Office
21 67 (13.40%) DNS
21 67 (13.40%) Microsoft Azure
22 64 (12.80%) XenApp
22 64 (12.80%) Microsoft Certification
23 62 (12.40%) HP
24 61 (12.20%) DHCP
24 61 (12.20%) Microsoft App-V

SCCM
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 69 (13.80%) MS Exchange
2 54 (10.80%) Skype for Business
3 46 (9.20%) SharePoint
4 39 (7.80%) Exchange Server 2013
5 31 (6.20%) Exchange Server 2010
6 17 (3.40%) IIS
7 12 (2.40%) Exchange Server 2007
8 11 (2.20%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 8 (1.60%) SharePoint 2013
10 5 (1.00%) CMS
11 4 (0.80%) IBM Notes
12 2 (0.40%) JBoss
12 2 (0.40%) Tomcat
12 2 (0.40%) WebLogic
13 1 (0.20%) Elasticsearch
13 1 (0.20%) SharePoint 2010
13 1 (0.20%) Site Server
13 1 (0.20%) WebSphere
Applications
1 71 (14.20%) MS Excel
2 68 (13.60%) MS Office
3 6 (1.20%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.20%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (0.60%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.20%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.20%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 137 (27.40%) Office 365
2 67 (13.40%) Microsoft Azure
3 28 (5.60%) Amazon AWS
4 23 (4.60%) IaaS
5 16 (3.20%) Azure Active Directory
6 14 (2.80%) OneDrive
7 11 (2.20%) G Suite
8 10 (2.00%) SaaS
9 4 (0.80%) PaaS
10 3 (0.60%) Mimecast
11 2 (0.40%) AWS CloudFormation
11 2 (0.40%) AWS OpsWorks
12 1 (0.20%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 67 (13.40%) DNS
2 61 (12.20%) DHCP
3 50 (10.00%) VPN
4 44 (8.80%) SAN
5 28 (5.60%) Firewall
5 28 (5.60%) LAN
6 26 (5.20%) Skype
7 24 (4.80%) TCP/IP
7 24 (4.80%) WAN
8 23 (4.60%) Internet
9 19 (3.80%) VoIP
10 15 (3.00%) NetScaler
11 13 (2.60%) Wireless
12 12 (2.40%) Remote Desktop
13 9 (1.80%) iSCSI
13 9 (1.80%) Network Security
13 9 (1.80%) VLAN
14 8 (1.60%) IP Telephony
14 8 (1.60%) LDAP
15 7 (1.40%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 81 (16.20%) SQL Server
2 17 (3.40%) SQL Server 2012
3 9 (1.80%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (1.00%) MySQL
5 3 (0.60%) SQL Server 2000
5 3 (0.60%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (0.60%) SQL Server 2014
6 2 (0.40%) Oracle Database
6 2 (0.40%) Oracle Exadata
7 1 (0.20%) Big Data
7 1 (0.20%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.20%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.20%) NonStop SQL
7 1 (0.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 33 (6.60%) MSI
2 8 (1.60%) InstallShield
3 7 (1.40%) Git (software)
4 6 (1.20%) JIRA
5 2 (0.40%) Jenkins
5 2 (0.40%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.20%) AdminStudio
6 1 (0.20%) TeamCity
General
1 80 (16.00%) Finance
2 30 (6.00%) Banking
3 17 (3.40%) Retail
4 11 (2.20%) Advertising
5 9 (1.80%) Games
6 7 (1.40%) Financial Institution
6 7 (1.40%) Legal
7 6 (1.20%) Investment Banking
7 6 (1.20%) Law
8 5 (1.00%) Manufacturing
8 5 (1.00%) Marketing
9 4 (0.80%) Publishing
9 4 (0.80%) Telecoms
10 3 (0.60%) Electronics
11 2 (0.40%) Back Office
11 2 (0.40%) Local Government
12 1 (0.20%) Billing
12 1 (0.20%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 88 (17.60%) Architect
2 55 (11.00%) Analyst
3 50 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 46 (9.20%) Consultant
4 46 (9.20%) Support Engineer
5 43 (8.60%) Windows Engineer
6 42 (8.40%) SCCM Engineer
7 37 (7.40%) Technical Architect
8 34 (6.80%) Desktop Support
9 32 (6.40%) Administrator
10 31 (6.20%) Support Analyst
11 27 (5.40%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 26 (5.20%) Infrastructure Architect
13 24 (4.80%) Desktop Engineer
13 24 (4.80%) SCCM Consultant
14 23 (4.60%) 3rd Line Support
15 22 (4.40%) 2nd Line Support
16 20 (4.00%) Systems Administrator
17 19 (3.80%) Applications Packager
17 19 (3.80%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (4.60%) Software Packaging
2 8 (1.60%) XML
3 6 (1.20%) REST
4 5 (1.00%) SAML
4 5 (1.00%) Web Services
4 5 (1.00%) XMPP
5 4 (0.80%) 802.1X
5 4 (0.80%) HTML
5 4 (0.80%) JSON
5 4 (0.80%) Middleware
5 4 (0.80%) Regular Expression
6 3 (0.60%) WAP
7 2 (0.40%) Elastic Stack
7 2 (0.40%) Oracle Fusion
8 1 (0.20%) .NET
8 1 (0.20%) .NET Framework
8 1 (0.20%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 38 (7.60%) Data Centre
1 38 (7.60%) PKI
2 20 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
3 19 (3.80%) Clustering
4 17 (3.40%) Blackberry
4 17 (3.40%) Replication
5 13 (2.60%) Management Information System
6 11 (2.20%) Smartphone
7 9 (1.80%) User Experience
8 7 (1.40%) Cloud Native
8 7 (1.40%) Video Conferencing
9 6 (1.20%) Mobile App
10 5 (1.00%) Fat Client
10 5 (1.00%) Hedge funds
10 5 (1.00%) iPhone
10 5 (1.00%) Thin Client
11 4 (0.80%) CESG
11 4 (0.80%) Computer Science
11 4 (0.80%) EPoS
11 4 (0.80%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 401 (80.20%) Windows
2 140 (28.00%) Windows 10
3 139 (27.80%) Windows Server
4 97 (19.40%) Windows 7
5 87 (17.40%) Windows Server 2012
6 81 (16.20%) Windows Server 2008
7 40 (8.00%) Linux
8 27 (5.40%) Windows 8
9 23 (4.60%) Windows Server 2003
10 22 (4.40%) Android
10 22 (4.40%) Apple iOS
11 17 (3.40%) Mac OS X
12 10 (2.00%) Ubuntu
13 9 (1.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 9 (1.80%) Windows XP
14 5 (1.00%) Unix
15 4 (0.80%) CentOS
15 4 (0.80%) Mac OS X Server
16 3 (0.60%) Solaris
16 3 (0.60%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 105 (21.00%) ITIL
2 73 (14.60%) Migration
3 28 (5.60%) Application Packaging
4 26 (5.20%) TOGAF
5 25 (5.00%) Service Management
6 22 (4.40%) Disaster Recovery
6 22 (4.40%) Problem Management
7 20 (4.00%) Change Management
7 20 (4.00%) Root Cause Analysis
7 20 (4.00%) Server Building
8 17 (3.40%) Agile Software Development
8 17 (3.40%) Patch Management
9 16 (3.20%) Asset Management
10 15 (3.00%) High Availability
11 14 (2.80%) Mobile Device Management
11 14 (2.80%) Project Management
11 14 (2.80%) SIEM
11 14 (2.80%) Software Deployment
12 13 (2.60%) DevOps
13 12 (2.40%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 132 (26.40%) PowerShell
2 85 (17.00%) SQL
3 26 (5.20%) C
4 21 (4.20%) Python
5 20 (4.00%) VBScript
6 15 (3.00%) Bash Shell
7 11 (2.20%) Ruby
8 10 (2.00%) VB
9 7 (1.40%) C#
9 7 (1.40%) Java
9 7 (1.40%) JavaScript
10 5 (1.00%) Perl
11 4 (0.80%) PHP
12 2 (0.40%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 69 (13.80%) Security Cleared
2 64 (12.80%) Microsoft Certification
3 54 (10.80%) SC Cleared
4 39 (7.80%) MCSE
5 22 (4.40%) Degree
6 20 (4.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 18 (3.60%) MCSA
8 14 (2.80%) ITIL Certification
9 13 (2.60%) MCP
10 11 (2.20%) DV Cleared
11 8 (1.60%) Cisco Certification
12 7 (1.40%) CCNA
12 7 (1.40%) MCDST
12 7 (1.40%) VCP6
13 6 (1.20%) HNC
13 6 (1.20%) MCITP
14 5 (1.00%) MCTS
15 4 (0.80%) HND
15 4 (0.80%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 4 (0.80%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (4.80%) SLA
2 7 (1.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (0.80%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.60%) Disclosure Scotland
4 3 (0.60%) QA
5 2 (0.40%) Cyber Essentials
5 2 (0.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.20%) GCP
6 1 (0.20%) ISAE 3402
System Software
1 300 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 69 (13.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 64 (12.80%) XenApp
4 61 (12.20%) Hyper-V
4 61 (12.20%) Microsoft App-V
5 38 (7.60%) XenDesktop
6 31 (6.20%) vSphere
7 23 (4.60%) BitLocker
8 19 (3.80%) VMware ESX
9 18 (3.60%) Virtual Machines
10 15 (3.00%) VMware ESXi
11 12 (2.40%) Virtual Desktop
12 8 (1.60%) Xen
12 8 (1.60%) XenServer
13 4 (0.80%) DFS Replication
13 4 (0.80%) Terminal Services
13 4 (0.80%) UAG
13 4 (0.80%) VirtualBox
14 3 (0.60%) NFS
14 3 (0.60%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 101 (20.20%) SCOM
2 40 (8.00%) Microsoft Intune
3 30 (6.00%) WSUS
4 18 (3.60%) Norton AntiVirus
5 17 (3.40%) SCOrch
6 15 (3.00%) SCVMM
7 13 (2.60%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 11 (2.20%) NetBackup
8 11 (2.20%) Opscode Chef
8 11 (2.20%) Puppet
9 9 (1.80%) Microsoft Clustering
10 8 (1.60%) Failover Clustering
11 7 (1.40%) AirWatch
12 6 (1.20%) Nagios
12 6 (1.20%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
13 5 (1.00%) Backup Exec
13 5 (1.00%) Jamf Pro
13 5 (1.00%) McAfee ePO
13 5 (1.00%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
13 5 (1.00%) SCSM
Vendors
1 240 (48.00%) Microsoft
2 136 (27.20%) VMware
3 134 (26.80%) Citrix
4 62 (12.40%) HP
5 50 (10.00%) Cisco
6 45 (9.00%) Symantec
7 22 (4.40%) Dell
7 22 (4.40%) ServiceNow
8 21 (4.20%) Apple
9 15 (3.00%) NetApp
10 14 (2.80%) Google
11 13 (2.60%) AppSense
11 13 (2.60%) LANDesk
12 12 (2.40%) EMC
13 9 (1.80%) Oracle
13 9 (1.80%) Red Hat
14 8 (1.60%) Altiris
14 8 (1.60%) Sophos
15 7 (1.40%) CheckPoint
15 7 (1.40%) SolarWinds
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