Period
to 24 May 2019

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 24 May 2019 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
24 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 95 156 165
Rank change year-on-year +61 +9 -44
Contract jobs citing SCCM 258 187 158
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North of England 2.36% 1.57% 1.42%
As % of the Systems Management category 17.34% 11.66% 12.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 177 118 101
North of England median daily rate £385 £300 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +28.33% - +0.54%
10th Percentile £137 £120 £113
90th Percentile £503 £475 £413
England median daily rate £375 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +15.38% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 17 21
North of England median hourly rate £16.50 £15.20 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.55% -36.00% +18.75%
10th Percentile £12.15 £12.70 £9.63
90th Percentile £19.94 £44.25 £42.00
England median hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +5.71% - -5.41%

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 1,488 1,604 1,226
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North of England 13.61% 13.44% 10.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 987 1,056 789
North of England median daily rate £453 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.47% +6.25% +3.90%
10th Percentile £263 £275 £212
90th Percentile £613 £578 £556
England median daily rate £500 £498 £460
% change year-on-year +0.50% +8.15% +8.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 59 48
North of England median hourly rate £17.00 £15.00 £27.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.33% -46.20% +32.77%
10th Percentile £12.60 £11.25 £9.81
90th Percentile £53.00 £45.00 £44.45
England median hourly rate £19.50 £17.52 £21.00
% change year-on-year +11.30% -16.57% -1.55%

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 24 May 2019.

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
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 24 May 2019. 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 +41 132 £350 +4.48% 11
Yorkshire +26 78 £425 +54.55% 2
North East +38 48 £400 +81.82% 1
SCCM
England

For the 6 months to 24 May 2019, 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.

1 197 (76.36%) Windows
2 119 (46.12%) Active Directory
3 99 (38.37%) Microsoft
4 97 (37.60%) Windows 10
5 75 (29.07%) Office 365
6 64 (24.81%) VMware
7 63 (24.42%) Windows Server
8 60 (23.26%) Citrix
9 57 (22.09%) Windows 7
10 43 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
10 43 (16.67%) MS Exchange
11 42 (16.28%) ITIL
12 41 (15.89%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 38 (14.73%) PowerShell
14 35 (13.57%) Application Packaging
15 33 (12.79%) Skype for Business
16 32 (12.40%) Security Cleared
16 32 (12.40%) XenApp
16 32 (12.40%) SCOM
17 31 (12.02%) SQL
18 30 (11.63%) Migration
19 28 (10.85%) SharePoint
19 28 (10.85%) Linux
19 28 (10.85%) Skype
20 26 (10.08%) Puppet
20 26 (10.08%) Windows Server 2012
20 26 (10.08%) Microsoft App-V
21 25 (9.69%) Microsoft Azure
22 23 (8.91%) SC Cleared
23 22 (8.53%) Windows Server 2008

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 43 (16.67%) MS Exchange
2 33 (12.79%) Skype for Business
3 28 (10.85%) SharePoint
4 10 (3.88%) IIS
5 7 (2.71%) Exchange Server 2013
6 6 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2010
7 4 (1.55%) Exchange Server 2003
7 4 (1.55%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (0.78%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.39%) Anypoint
9 1 (0.39%) Site Server
Applications
1 22 (8.53%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (2.33%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (0.78%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.39%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.78%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 75 (29.07%) Office 365
2 25 (9.69%) Microsoft Azure
3 17 (6.59%) OneDrive
4 16 (6.20%) Amazon AWS
5 10 (3.88%) Amazon EC2
5 10 (3.88%) Amazon ELB
5 10 (3.88%) Amazon S3
5 10 (3.88%) Route 53
5 10 (3.88%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 8 (3.10%) Azure Active Directory
6 8 (3.10%) GitHub
7 3 (1.16%) Dynamics 365
7 3 (1.16%) IaaS
7 3 (1.16%) SaaS
8 2 (0.78%) Basecamp
8 2 (0.78%) Dropbox
9 1 (0.39%) PaaS
9 1 (0.39%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 28 (10.85%) Skype
2 17 (6.59%) DNS
3 10 (3.88%) HTTP
4 9 (3.49%) SAN
5 8 (3.10%) Remote Desktop
6 7 (2.71%) WAN
7 6 (2.33%) Firewall
7 6 (2.33%) LAN
7 6 (2.33%) NAS
8 5 (1.94%) NetScaler
9 3 (1.16%) Cisco IOS
9 3 (1.16%) DHCP
9 3 (1.16%) DKIM
9 3 (1.16%) DMARC
9 3 (1.16%) Internet
9 3 (1.16%) Network Security
9 3 (1.16%) TCP/IP
9 3 (1.16%) VPN
10 2 (0.78%) Intranet
10 2 (0.78%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (5.43%) SQL Server
2 10 (3.88%) Apache Cassandra
2 10 (3.88%) MongoDB
2 10 (3.88%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (0.39%) Big Data
3 1 (0.39%) RDBMS
3 1 (0.39%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 18 (6.98%) Jenkins
2 17 (6.59%) GitLab
3 13 (5.04%) MSI
4 10 (3.88%) SonarQube
5 9 (3.49%) AdminStudio
6 7 (2.71%) Artifactory
6 7 (2.71%) Wise Package Studio
7 5 (1.94%) InstallShield
8 4 (1.55%) WinDbg
9 2 (0.78%) Team Foundation Server
10 1 (0.39%) Git (software)
10 1 (0.39%) Octopus Deploy
10 1 (0.39%) Subversion
10 1 (0.39%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 17 (6.59%) Finance
2 8 (3.10%) Publishing
3 7 (2.71%) Billing
4 6 (2.33%) Advertising
4 6 (2.33%) Local Government
5 5 (1.94%) Legal
5 5 (1.94%) Retail
6 4 (1.55%) Telecoms
7 3 (1.16%) Law
7 3 (1.16%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.78%) Back Office
8 2 (0.78%) Banking
8 2 (0.78%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.78%) Games
8 2 (0.78%) Online Betting
9 1 (0.39%) Electronics
9 1 (0.39%) Marketing
9 1 (0.39%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 31 (12.02%) Applications Packager
2 29 (11.24%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 26 (10.08%) Windows Engineer
4 20 (7.75%) Analyst
5 18 (6.98%) Consultant
6 14 (5.43%) DevOps Engineer
6 14 (5.43%) Support Engineer
7 13 (5.04%) Administrator
7 13 (5.04%) Architect
7 13 (5.04%) Deployment Engineer
8 12 (4.65%) IT Engineer
9 11 (4.26%) SCCM Engineer
10 10 (3.88%) IT Support
11 9 (3.49%) Rollout Engineer
11 9 (3.49%) Support Analyst
12 8 (3.10%) 3rd Line Support
12 8 (3.10%) Desktop Engineer
12 8 (3.10%) SCCM Consultant
12 8 (3.10%) Server Engineer
13 7 (2.71%) Windows Deployment Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (3.88%) Elastic Stack
2 7 (2.71%) OCX
3 5 (1.94%) Web Services
4 4 (1.55%) Flask
4 4 (1.55%) RESTful
4 4 (1.55%) Swagger
5 2 (0.78%) Java RMI
5 2 (0.78%) Middleware
5 2 (0.78%) SAML
5 2 (0.78%) WSDL
5 2 (0.78%) XML
6 1 (0.39%) .NET
6 1 (0.39%) JSON
6 1 (0.39%) LDAP
6 1 (0.39%) Software Packaging
6 1 (0.39%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 12 (4.65%) Clustering
1 12 (4.65%) Data Centre
2 10 (3.88%) Driving Licence
2 10 (3.88%) PKI
3 9 (3.49%) CMDB
4 8 (3.10%) Management Information System
5 5 (1.94%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (1.94%) Self-Motivation
6 4 (1.55%) Blog
6 4 (1.55%) Replication
7 3 (1.16%) Greenfield Project
7 3 (1.16%) Public Cloud
8 2 (0.78%) BYOD
8 2 (0.78%) Life Science
8 2 (0.78%) NHS
8 2 (0.78%) Online Games
8 2 (0.78%) Private Cloud
8 2 (0.78%) Smartphone
9 1 (0.39%) Thin Client
9 1 (0.39%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 197 (76.36%) Windows
2 97 (37.60%) Windows 10
3 63 (24.42%) Windows Server
4 57 (22.09%) Windows 7
5 28 (10.85%) Linux
6 26 (10.08%) Windows Server 2012
7 22 (8.53%) Windows Server 2008
8 18 (6.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 14 (5.43%) Android
9 14 (5.43%) Windows XP
10 13 (5.04%) CentOS
11 10 (3.88%) Windows 8
12 9 (3.49%) Apple iOS
13 8 (3.10%) Windows Server 2003
14 4 (1.55%) Windows Phone
15 3 (1.16%) Debian
15 3 (1.16%) Ubuntu
16 2 (0.78%) Mac OS
16 2 (0.78%) Unix
17 1 (0.39%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (16.28%) ITIL
2 41 (15.89%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 35 (13.57%) Application Packaging
4 30 (11.63%) Migration
5 19 (7.36%) DevOps
6 17 (6.59%) User Acceptance Testing
7 14 (5.43%) Configuration Management
7 14 (5.43%) Problem-Solving
7 14 (5.43%) Service Management
8 12 (4.65%) Agile Software Development
8 12 (4.65%) Disaster Recovery
9 11 (4.26%) Performance Tuning
10 10 (3.88%) Change Management
10 10 (3.88%) Infrastructure Management
10 10 (3.88%) Infrastructure Monitoring
11 9 (3.49%) Business Analysis
11 9 (3.49%) Change Control
11 9 (3.49%) Microservices
11 9 (3.49%) Task Automation
11 9 (3.49%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 38 (14.73%) PowerShell
2 31 (12.02%) SQL
3 18 (6.98%) Python
4 14 (5.43%) VB
4 14 (5.43%) VBScript
5 7 (2.71%) C#
5 7 (2.71%) Shell Script
6 4 (1.55%) Perl
7 2 (0.78%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 32 (12.40%) Security Cleared
2 23 (8.91%) SC Cleared
3 10 (3.88%) Microsoft Certification
4 8 (3.10%) DBS Check
4 8 (3.10%) MCSE
5 5 (1.94%) MCSA
6 4 (1.55%) BPSS Clearance
6 4 (1.55%) Degree
7 3 (1.16%) GNVQ
7 3 (1.16%) VCP5
7 3 (1.16%) VCP6
7 3 (1.16%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (0.78%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (0.78%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.39%) A+ Certification
9 1 (0.39%) CCNP
9 1 (0.39%) CISSP
9 1 (0.39%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.39%) PMP
9 1 (0.39%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (6.20%) SLA
2 13 (5.04%) QA
3 1 (0.39%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.39%) GxP
3 1 (0.39%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 1 (0.39%) PMO
System Software
1 119 (46.12%) Active Directory
2 43 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 32 (12.40%) XenApp
4 26 (10.08%) Microsoft App-V
5 21 (8.14%) XenDesktop
6 20 (7.75%) Hyper-V
7 12 (4.65%) VMware ESXi
8 11 (4.26%) Docker
8 11 (4.26%) Virtual Machines
9 9 (3.49%) Virtual Desktop
10 7 (2.71%) Oracle RAC
10 7 (2.71%) vSphere
11 6 (2.33%) BitLocker
12 4 (1.55%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 2 (0.78%) Citrix Hypervisor
13 2 (0.78%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 2 (0.78%) Virtual Servers
14 1 (0.39%) EMC RecoverPoint
14 1 (0.39%) NFS
14 1 (0.39%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 32 (12.40%) SCOM
2 26 (10.08%) Puppet
3 12 (4.65%) Microsoft Intune
4 11 (4.26%) Kubernetes
4 11 (4.26%) Terraform
4 11 (4.26%) vCenter Server
4 11 (4.26%) WSUS
5 10 (3.88%) Grafana
5 10 (3.88%) Packer
5 10 (3.88%) Prometheus
6 8 (3.10%) Ansible
7 7 (2.71%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 7 (2.71%) vMotion
8 4 (1.55%) AirWatch
8 4 (1.55%) Microsoft Clustering
8 4 (1.55%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 4 (1.55%) PaperCut
8 4 (1.55%) Perfmon
8 4 (1.55%) SCVMM
8 4 (1.55%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 99 (38.37%) Microsoft
2 64 (24.81%) VMware
3 60 (23.26%) Citrix
4 21 (8.14%) HP
5 18 (6.98%) Cisco
6 14 (5.43%) EMC
6 14 (5.43%) Ivanti
7 12 (4.65%) ServiceNow
8 11 (4.26%) BMC
8 11 (4.26%) McAfee
8 11 (4.26%) Red Hat
8 11 (4.26%) Sophos
9 10 (3.88%) Oracle
10 7 (2.71%) 3PAR
10 7 (2.71%) Xerox
11 6 (2.33%) Remedy
12 5 (1.94%) Altiris
12 5 (1.94%) Symantec
13 4 (1.55%) IBM
13 4 (1.55%) MuleSoft