Period
to 16 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North of 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 16 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)
England > North of England
6 months to
16 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 79 117 126
Rank change year-on-year +38 +9 +41
Contract jobs citing SCCM 349 224 291
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North of England 2.86% 1.99% 2.03%
As % of the Systems Management category 20.65% 17.20% 16.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 214 148 192
North of England median daily rate £350 £275 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +27.27% -8.33% +17.65%
10th Percentile £158 £112 £159
90th Percentile £475 £488 £499
England median daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +7.69% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 29 27
North of England median hourly rate £17.50 £13.75 £14.87
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.27% -7.50% +23.88%
10th Percentile £12.05 £10.62 £13.15
90th Percentile £30.60 £45.33 £29.50
England median hourly rate £17.50 £15.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year +16.67% -13.04% +13.11%

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 the North of England with a requirement for systems management skills.

All Systems Management Skills
North of England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 1,690 1,302 1,753
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North of England 13.83% 11.59% 12.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,096 890 1,161
North of England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £288 £231 £215
90th Percentile £613 £575 £550
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 78 60 58
North of England median hourly rate £17.50 £15.85 £26.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.44% -40.21% +23.18%
10th Percentile £12.66 £10.00 £13.40
90th Percentile £40.93 £44.00 £43.00
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £20.73
% change year-on-year - -15.58% +3.65%

SCCM
Job Vacancy Trend in the North of England

Job postings citing SCCM as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North of England.

Job vacancy trend for SCCM in the North of England

SCCM
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North of England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SCCM in the North of England

SCCM
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North of England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SCCM in the North of England over the 6 months to 16 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SCCM in the North of England

SCCM
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North of England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SCCM in the North of England

SCCM
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the North of England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing SCCM in the North of England over the 6 months to 16 December 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for SCCM in the North of England

SCCM
Contract Job Locations in the North of 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 North of England region over the 6 months to 16 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
North West +30 180 £325 +1.56% 22
Yorkshire +15 120 £375 +87.50% 15
North East +6 49 £400 +44.14% 7
SCCM
England

For the 6 months to 16 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 North of England region with a requirement for SCCM.

1 280 (80.23%) Windows
2 183 (52.44%) Active Directory
3 178 (51.00%) Microsoft
4 124 (35.53%) Windows 10
5 121 (34.67%) Windows 7
6 94 (26.93%) Office 365
7 91 (26.07%) VMware
8 86 (24.64%) ITIL
9 76 (21.78%) Windows Server
10 74 (21.20%) Citrix
11 73 (20.92%) PowerShell
12 63 (18.05%) VMware Infrastructure
13 57 (16.33%) Security Cleared
14 53 (15.19%) Application Packaging
15 50 (14.33%) Migration
16 47 (13.47%) Microsoft Office
17 46 (13.18%) SC Cleared
18 45 (12.89%) XenApp
18 45 (12.89%) Microsoft App-V
19 44 (12.61%) MS Exchange
20 43 (12.32%) MSI
21 39 (11.17%) Windows Server 2012
22 38 (10.89%) VB
23 37 (10.60%) Linux
24 36 (10.32%) HP
24 36 (10.32%) ServiceNow
24 36 (10.32%) OneDrive
24 36 (10.32%) SCOM
24 36 (10.32%) Problem-Solving
25 34 (9.74%) DNS

SCCM
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North of 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 44 (12.61%) MS Exchange
2 31 (8.88%) SharePoint
3 30 (8.60%) Skype for Business
4 7 (2.01%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 7 (2.01%) Exchange Server 2010
5 6 (1.72%) IBM Notes
6 5 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2003
6 5 (1.43%) IIS
7 2 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.29%) Apache
8 1 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.29%) Jetty
8 1 (0.29%) Mongrel
8 1 (0.29%) nginx
8 1 (0.29%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.29%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.29%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.29%) WebSphere
Applications
1 47 (13.47%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.15%) Spreadsheet
3 3 (0.86%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (0.57%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 94 (26.93%) Office 365
2 36 (10.32%) OneDrive
3 21 (6.02%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (1.72%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (0.86%) Azure Active Directory
5 3 (0.86%) IaaS
5 3 (0.86%) PaaS
6 2 (0.57%) Dynamics 365
6 2 (0.57%) Mimecast
6 2 (0.57%) SaaS
7 1 (0.29%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.29%) Google App Engine
7 1 (0.29%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 34 (9.74%) DNS
2 29 (8.31%) SAN
3 28 (8.02%) Skype
4 26 (7.45%) DHCP
5 17 (4.87%) LAN
6 15 (4.30%) TCP/IP
7 14 (4.01%) NAS
7 14 (4.01%) WAN
8 11 (3.15%) Firewall
9 8 (2.29%) Remote Desktop
10 6 (1.72%) VPN
10 6 (1.72%) Wireless
11 5 (1.43%) SSL
12 3 (0.86%) DMZ
12 3 (0.86%) HTTP
12 3 (0.86%) VLAN
12 3 (0.86%) VoIP
13 2 (0.57%) Fibre Channel
13 2 (0.57%) Internet
13 2 (0.57%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (6.59%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.29%) Big Data
2 1 (0.29%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (0.29%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 43 (12.32%) MSI
2 11 (3.15%) GitLab
3 10 (2.87%) AdminStudio
3 10 (2.87%) Artifactory
4 9 (2.58%) InstallShield
4 9 (2.58%) Wise Package Studio
5 4 (1.15%) WinDbg
6 2 (0.57%) Jenkins
6 2 (0.57%) Visual Studio Team System
7 1 (0.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (0.29%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.29%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.29%) Travis CI
7 1 (0.29%) Visual Studio
General
1 18 (5.16%) Finance
2 9 (2.58%) Billing
2 9 (2.58%) Local Government
3 8 (2.29%) Retail
4 7 (2.01%) Marketing
5 6 (1.72%) Japanese Language
6 5 (1.43%) Back Office
7 4 (1.15%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.57%) Banking
8 2 (0.57%) Law
8 2 (0.57%) Publishing
9 1 (0.29%) Electronics
9 1 (0.29%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.29%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.29%) Military
9 1 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 39 (11.17%) Applications Packager
2 35 (10.03%) Administrator
3 33 (9.46%) Analyst
4 26 (7.45%) Support Engineer
5 24 (6.88%) Consultant
6 20 (5.73%) Deployment Engineer
6 20 (5.73%) Desktop Engineer
6 20 (5.73%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 19 (5.44%) IT Support
8 18 (5.16%) Architect
8 18 (5.16%) Server Engineer
8 18 (5.16%) Systems Administrator
9 16 (4.58%) 3rd Line Support
9 16 (4.58%) Desktop Support
9 16 (4.58%) Windows Administrator
10 15 (4.30%) Windows Systems Administrator
11 14 (4.01%) Technical Specialist
12 13 (3.72%) Windows Engineer
13 11 (3.15%) Service Analyst
13 11 (3.15%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (2.58%) OCX
2 8 (2.29%) CSS
2 8 (2.29%) HTML
2 8 (2.29%) Node.js
3 6 (1.72%) Middleware
4 4 (1.15%) Web Services
5 3 (0.86%) .NET
6 2 (0.57%) J2EE
7 1 (0.29%) COM
7 1 (0.29%) Servlets
7 1 (0.29%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 28 (8.02%) Self-Motivation
2 20 (5.73%) Analytical Skills
3 19 (5.44%) Clustering
4 16 (4.58%) Data Centre
5 9 (2.58%) NHS
6 8 (2.29%) Driving Licence
6 8 (2.29%) Management Information System
6 8 (2.29%) Replication
7 6 (1.72%) Blackberry
7 6 (1.72%) Client/Server
7 6 (1.72%) Enterprise Storage
7 6 (1.72%) Fat Client
7 6 (1.72%) PKI
7 6 (1.72%) Thin Client
8 4 (1.15%) CMDB
8 4 (1.15%) User Experience
9 3 (0.86%) Hybrid Cloud
9 3 (0.86%) Smartphone
9 3 (0.86%) Video Conferencing
10 2 (0.57%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 280 (80.23%) Windows
2 124 (35.53%) Windows 10
3 121 (34.67%) Windows 7
4 76 (21.78%) Windows Server
5 39 (11.17%) Windows Server 2012
6 37 (10.60%) Linux
7 27 (7.74%) Windows Server 2008
7 27 (7.74%) Windows XP
8 23 (6.59%) Mac OS
9 21 (6.02%) Apple iOS
10 19 (5.44%) Windows Server 2003
11 14 (4.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 13 (3.72%) Unix
13 12 (3.44%) Windows 8
14 9 (2.58%) AIX
15 4 (1.15%) VMS
16 3 (0.86%) Solaris
16 3 (0.86%) Windows 2000
16 3 (0.86%) Windows Embedded Compact
16 3 (0.86%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (24.64%) ITIL
2 53 (15.19%) Application Packaging
3 50 (14.33%) Migration
4 36 (10.32%) Problem-Solving
5 25 (7.16%) Asset Management
6 24 (6.88%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 23 (6.59%) Disaster Recovery
7 23 (6.59%) Software Deployment
8 22 (6.30%) User Acceptance Testing
9 21 (6.02%) ITSM
10 19 (5.44%) Change Control
11 17 (4.87%) Capacity Planning
12 16 (4.58%) Patch Management
13 15 (4.30%) Configuration Management
14 14 (4.01%) Performance Monitoring
14 14 (4.01%) Performance Tuning
14 14 (4.01%) Security Hardening
14 14 (4.01%) Service Delivery
15 13 (3.72%) DevOps
15 13 (3.72%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 73 (20.92%) PowerShell
2 38 (10.89%) VB
3 23 (6.59%) Shell Script
3 23 (6.59%) SQL
3 23 (6.59%) VBScript
4 9 (2.58%) Java
4 9 (2.58%) Python
4 9 (2.58%) Ruby
5 8 (2.29%) JavaScript
6 7 (2.01%) C#
7 2 (0.57%) C
7 2 (0.57%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.29%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.29%) PHP
8 1 (0.29%) R
Qualifications
1 57 (16.33%) Security Cleared
2 46 (13.18%) SC Cleared
3 21 (6.02%) Microsoft Certification
4 20 (5.73%) MCSE
5 9 (2.58%) A+ Certification
5 9 (2.58%) Degree
6 7 (2.01%) DBS Check
6 7 (2.01%) MCP
6 7 (2.01%) MCSA
6 7 (2.01%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 5 (1.43%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (1.15%) DV Cleared
8 4 (1.15%) MCTS
9 3 (0.86%) BPSS Clearance
9 3 (0.86%) CISSP
9 3 (0.86%) Computer Science Degree
10 2 (0.57%) CCA
10 2 (0.57%) CCNA
10 2 (0.57%) Citrix Certification
10 2 (0.57%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (6.59%) SLA
2 12 (3.44%) QA
3 2 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.57%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 183 (52.44%) Active Directory
2 63 (18.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 45 (12.89%) Microsoft App-V
3 45 (12.89%) XenApp
4 30 (8.60%) VMware ESXi
5 27 (7.74%) Virtual Desktop
6 24 (6.88%) XenDesktop
7 16 (4.58%) vSphere
8 15 (4.30%) Oracle RAC
9 13 (3.72%) Hyper-V
10 12 (3.44%) Virtual Machines
11 8 (2.29%) BitLocker
12 7 (2.01%) VMware NSX
13 6 (1.72%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 5 (1.43%) Virtual Servers
15 4 (1.15%) Xen
15 4 (1.15%) XenServer
16 3 (0.86%) Veritas Volume Manager
17 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 1 (0.29%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 36 (10.32%) SCOM
2 25 (7.16%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 25 (7.16%) WSUS
3 23 (6.59%) vCenter Server
4 19 (5.44%) Microsoft Clustering
5 16 (4.58%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 16 (4.58%) vMotion
6 13 (3.72%) Microsoft Intune
6 13 (3.72%) Puppet
7 8 (2.29%) NetBackup
7 8 (2.29%) OpenView
8 5 (1.43%) SafeCom
8 5 (1.43%) vRealize
9 4 (1.15%) McAfee ePO
9 4 (1.15%) Perfmon
9 4 (1.15%) SCOrch
9 4 (1.15%) ThinApp
10 3 (0.86%) Aspera SmartTrack
10 3 (0.86%) EMC NetWorker
10 3 (0.86%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 178 (51.00%) Microsoft
2 91 (26.07%) VMware
3 74 (21.20%) Citrix
4 36 (10.32%) HP
4 36 (10.32%) ServiceNow
5 25 (7.16%) EMC
6 21 (6.02%) Apple
7 20 (5.73%) Ivanti
8 16 (4.58%) Dell
8 16 (4.58%) Oracle
8 16 (4.58%) Red Hat
9 15 (4.30%) 3PAR
9 15 (4.30%) BMC
9 15 (4.30%) McAfee
10 14 (4.01%) Xerox
11 13 (3.72%) Cisco
12 10 (2.87%) Altiris
13 9 (2.58%) Intel
13 9 (2.58%) Remedy
13 9 (2.58%) Veritas