Period
to 28 February 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 28 February 2020 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 > South East
6 months to
28 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 68 77 106
Rank change year-on-year +9 +29 +48
Contract jobs citing SCCM 314 497 365
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 2.97% 3.10% 2.17%
As % of the Systems Management category 22.74% 21.99% 16.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 187 309 226
South East median daily rate £375 £365 £344
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.74% +6.10% +1.93%
10th Percentile £158 £149 £131
90th Percentile £488 £500 £500
England median daily rate £330 £365 £325
% change year-on-year -9.59% +12.31% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 33 14
South East median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £20.32
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.03% -18.80% +9.84%
10th Percentile £11.85 £11.85 £13.60
90th Percentile £35.00 £59.00 £105.50
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.14
% change year-on-year - +2.13% +0.44%

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 South East with a requirement for systems management skills.

All Systems Management Skills
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 1,381 2,260 2,189
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 13.07% 14.11% 13.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 819 1,318 1,279
South East median daily rate £450 £450 £450
10th Percentile £243 £263 £250
90th Percentile £613 £600 £588
England median daily rate £500 £500 £488
% change year-on-year - +2.56% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 75 51
South East median hourly rate £23.41 £14.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +67.21% -12.50% -17.95%
10th Percentile £11.85 £11.85 £12.00
90th Percentile £67.50 £51.60 £47.50
England median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -2.78% +2.86% -12.50%

SCCM
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing SCCM as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for SCCM in the South East

SCCM
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SCCM in the South East

SCCM
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SCCM in the South East over the 6 months to 28 February 2020.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SCCM in the South East

SCCM
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SCCM in the South East

SCCM
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing SCCM in the South East over the 6 months to 28 February 2020.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for SCCM in the South East

SCCM
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SCCM within the South East region over the 6 months to 28 February 2020. 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
Hampshire +16 113 £400 +6.67% 18
Thames Valley -21 112 £245 -36.77% 36
Berkshire +14 69 £239 -26.54% 25
Buckinghamshire -16 35 £350 -9.97% 6
Surrey +25 34 £384 +39.55% 18
West Sussex +20 20 £330 -7.69% 8
East Sussex +17 20 £340 +1.80% 3
Kent +24 10 £130 -70.79% 1
Oxfordshire -8 8 £200 -48.39% 5
Sussex -4 2 £250 -44.44% 1
SCCM
England

For the 6 months to 28 February 2020, 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 South East region with a requirement for SCCM.

1 250 (79.62%) Windows
2 202 (64.33%) Active Directory
3 180 (57.32%) Microsoft
4 147 (46.82%) Windows 10
5 128 (40.76%) Office 365
6 89 (28.34%) VMware
7 79 (25.16%) Windows Server
8 78 (24.84%) Citrix
9 70 (22.29%) Microsoft Office
9 70 (22.29%) PowerShell
10 67 (21.34%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 66 (21.02%) Azure
12 61 (19.43%) ITIL
13 58 (18.47%) Windows 7
14 55 (17.52%) VMware Infrastructure
15 52 (16.56%) DNS
16 51 (16.24%) Security Cleared
17 49 (15.61%) Migration
18 44 (14.01%) Cisco
19 43 (13.69%) SharePoint
20 39 (12.42%) MS Exchange
21 38 (12.10%) SC Cleared
21 38 (12.10%) XenApp
21 38 (12.10%) Hyper-V
22 37 (11.78%) DHCP
22 37 (11.78%) Microsoft Certification
23 36 (11.46%) Firewall
23 36 (11.46%) Windows Server 2008
24 35 (11.15%) ITSM
25 34 (10.83%) Microsoft Intune

SCCM
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 (13.69%) SharePoint
2 39 (12.42%) MS Exchange
3 22 (7.01%) Skype for Business
4 14 (4.46%) Exchange Server 2013
5 10 (3.18%) Exchange Server 2007
6 8 (2.55%) Exchange Server 2010
7 4 (1.27%) IIS
8 2 (0.64%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.32%) CMS
Applications
1 70 (22.29%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (3.82%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (2.55%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 7 (2.23%) MS Visio
5 5 (1.59%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 8 (2.55%) assyst
2 6 (1.91%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.64%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 128 (40.76%) Office 365
2 66 (21.02%) Azure
3 22 (7.01%) AWS
4 21 (6.69%) Azure Active Directory
5 15 (4.78%) Yammer
6 14 (4.46%) IaaS
7 9 (2.87%) Azure Stack
8 7 (2.23%) PaaS
9 2 (0.64%) Akamai
9 2 (0.64%) GCP
9 2 (0.64%) GitHub
9 2 (0.64%) iTunes
9 2 (0.64%) OneDrive
10 1 (0.32%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.32%) Lucidchart
10 1 (0.32%) OpenDNS
10 1 (0.32%) SaaS
10 1 (0.32%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 52 (16.56%) DNS
2 37 (11.78%) DHCP
3 36 (11.46%) Firewall
4 31 (9.87%) VLAN
5 29 (9.24%) Skype
6 23 (7.32%) WAN
6 23 (7.32%) Wireless
7 18 (5.73%) LAN
7 18 (5.73%) VoIP
8 17 (5.41%) SAN
9 16 (5.10%) VPN
10 14 (4.46%) Remote Desktop
11 13 (4.14%) NetScaler
11 13 (4.14%) SSL
12 9 (2.87%) IPsec
13 8 (2.55%) Wi-Fi
14 7 (2.23%) Cisco Wireless
14 7 (2.23%) Multicast
14 7 (2.23%) Spanning Tree
14 7 (2.23%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (7.96%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.27%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (0.64%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (0.64%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (0.64%) SQL Server 2014
3 2 (0.64%) SQL Server 2016
3 2 (0.64%) SQL Server 2017
4 1 (0.32%) MySQL
4 1 (0.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 8 (2.55%) MSI
2 5 (1.59%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (1.27%) InstallShield
4 2 (0.64%) AdminStudio
4 2 (0.64%) Artifactory
4 2 (0.64%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.32%) GCC
5 1 (0.32%) JIRA
General
1 24 (7.64%) Public Sector
2 12 (3.82%) Finance
3 8 (2.55%) Retail
4 6 (1.91%) Law
4 6 (1.91%) Legal
5 4 (1.27%) Electronics
5 4 (1.27%) Local Government
5 4 (1.27%) Manufacturing
5 4 (1.27%) Marketing
5 4 (1.27%) Publishing
5 4 (1.27%) Telecoms
6 2 (0.64%) Advertising
6 2 (0.64%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.32%) Automotive
7 1 (0.32%) Banking
7 1 (0.32%) German Language
7 1 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 54 (17.20%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 42 (13.38%) Support Engineer
3 37 (11.78%) Windows Engineer
4 31 (9.87%) Desktop Engineer
5 29 (9.24%) Desktop Support
6 23 (7.32%) Consultant
7 22 (7.01%) Architect
8 19 (6.05%) Analyst
9 18 (5.73%) 2nd Line Engineer
10 17 (5.41%) 2nd Line Support
10 17 (5.41%) Deployment Engineer
10 17 (5.41%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 16 (5.10%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 16 (5.10%) IT Support
12 14 (4.46%) 3rd Line Support
12 14 (4.46%) IT Engineer
13 12 (3.82%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
13 12 (3.82%) Windows Deployment Engineer
14 10 (3.18%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
14 10 (3.18%) SCCM Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.27%) XMPP
2 2 (0.64%) 802.1X
2 2 (0.64%) REST
2 2 (0.64%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 25 (7.96%) PKI
2 21 (6.69%) Data Centre
3 20 (6.37%) Fat Client
3 20 (6.37%) Thin Client
4 19 (6.05%) NHS
5 15 (4.78%) Management Information System
6 14 (4.46%) Public Cloud
7 11 (3.50%) Clustering
8 9 (2.87%) Driving Licence
9 8 (2.55%) iPhone
10 7 (2.23%) Analytical Skills
10 7 (2.23%) Private Cloud
11 6 (1.91%) Blackberry
11 6 (1.91%) Enterprise Storage
11 6 (1.91%) Self-Motivation
12 5 (1.59%) BYOD
12 5 (1.59%) Enterprise Software
12 5 (1.59%) Smartphone
13 4 (1.27%) CMDB
13 4 (1.27%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 250 (79.62%) Windows
2 147 (46.82%) Windows 10
3 79 (25.16%) Windows Server
4 58 (18.47%) Windows 7
5 36 (11.46%) Windows Server 2008
6 29 (9.24%) Windows Server 2012
7 27 (8.60%) Apple iOS
8 25 (7.96%) Android
9 22 (7.01%) Mac OS
10 11 (3.50%) Windows 8
11 9 (2.87%) Windows Server 2003
12 8 (2.55%) Linux
13 5 (1.59%) Windows XP
14 3 (0.96%) Unix
15 2 (0.64%) Fedora
16 1 (0.32%) Mac OS X
16 1 (0.32%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (21.34%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 61 (19.43%) ITIL
3 49 (15.61%) Migration
4 35 (11.15%) ITSM
5 33 (10.51%) Application Packaging
5 33 (10.51%) Incident Management
6 23 (7.32%) Problem-Solving
6 23 (7.32%) Project Delivery
7 17 (5.41%) Continuous Improvement
7 17 (5.41%) Patch Management
8 16 (5.10%) Change Management
9 15 (4.78%) Service Management
9 15 (4.78%) Software Distribution
10 14 (4.46%) Asset Management
11 13 (4.14%) Customer Requirements
12 12 (3.82%) Agile Software Development
12 12 (3.82%) Kalman Filter
12 12 (3.82%) Problem Management
12 12 (3.82%) Web Filtering
13 10 (3.18%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 70 (22.29%) PowerShell
2 31 (9.87%) SQL
3 10 (3.18%) VBScript
4 5 (1.59%) VB
5 4 (1.27%) Java
6 2 (0.64%) C
Qualifications
1 51 (16.24%) Security Cleared
2 38 (12.10%) SC Cleared
3 37 (11.78%) Microsoft Certification
4 24 (7.64%) MCSE
5 15 (4.78%) Citrix Certification
6 14 (4.46%) CCA
7 13 (4.14%) Cisco Certification
8 12 (3.82%) CCNA
9 11 (3.50%) MCITP
10 10 (3.18%) DV Cleared
10 10 (3.18%) MCSA
11 8 (2.55%) MCTS
12 6 (1.91%) A+ Certification
13 5 (1.59%) MCP
14 4 (1.27%) Degree
15 3 (0.96%) ACSP
15 3 (0.96%) MOS
15 3 (0.96%) VCAP
15 3 (0.96%) VCP4
15 3 (0.96%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (5.41%) SLA
2 4 (1.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.64%) GDPR
4 1 (0.32%) QA
System Software
1 202 (64.33%) Active Directory
2 55 (17.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 38 (12.10%) Hyper-V
3 38 (12.10%) XenApp
4 31 (9.87%) XenDesktop
5 30 (9.55%) vSphere
6 24 (7.64%) DFS Replication
7 19 (6.05%) VMware ESXi
8 11 (3.50%) Microsoft App-V
9 10 (3.18%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 8 (2.55%) BitLocker
11 6 (1.91%) Virtual Desktop
11 6 (1.91%) Virtual Machines
12 4 (1.27%) vCloud
12 4 (1.27%) VMware Workstation
13 2 (0.64%) Terminal Server
13 2 (0.64%) Virtual Servers
13 2 (0.64%) VMware NSX
14 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 34 (10.83%) Microsoft Intune
2 23 (7.32%) SCOM
3 20 (6.37%) AirWatch
4 9 (2.87%) WSUS
5 8 (2.55%) Ansible
6 7 (2.23%) Backup Exec
6 7 (2.23%) Cisco Prime
6 7 (2.23%) Opscode Chef
6 7 (2.23%) vCenter Server
6 7 (2.23%) vRealize
7 6 (1.91%) Jamf Pro
7 6 (1.91%) SolarWinds Orion
8 5 (1.59%) McAfee ePO
8 5 (1.59%) SCVMM
8 5 (1.59%) WMI
9 4 (1.27%) Single Sign-On
9 4 (1.27%) ThinApp
10 3 (0.96%) Cisco CUCM
10 3 (0.96%) HP SiteScope
10 3 (0.96%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 180 (57.32%) Microsoft
2 89 (28.34%) VMware
3 78 (24.84%) Citrix
4 44 (14.01%) Cisco
5 15 (4.78%) HP
6 13 (4.14%) ServiceNow
6 13 (4.14%) SolarWinds
7 12 (3.82%) Dell
7 12 (3.82%) McAfee
8 11 (3.50%) Juniper
9 8 (2.55%) Apple
9 8 (2.55%) MobileIron
9 8 (2.55%) Remedy
10 7 (2.23%) Ivanti
10 7 (2.23%) NetApp
11 6 (1.91%) Adobe
11 6 (1.91%) Meraki
11 6 (1.91%) Sony
11 6 (1.91%) Splunk
12 5 (1.59%) Veeam