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 3 months to 24 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM)
England / South East
Rank 140 117 76
Rank change year-on-year -23 -41  
Contract jobs citing SCCM 103 164 237
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.31% 1.78% 2.43%
As % of the Systems Management category 13.10% 16.45% 22.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 88 137
Median daily rate £338 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.84% -7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £151 £140 £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £515 £491
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £313 £318
% change year-on-year -4.00% -1.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 12 15
Median hourly rate £16.50 £55.55 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -70.29% +226.76%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £12.56 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £62.27 £55.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -5.71% +12.90%  

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 the South East with a requirement for systems management skills.

Systems Management Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 786 997 1050
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 10.01% 10.84% 10.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 478 601 548
Median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £290 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £538 £510
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 43 31
Median hourly rate £16.50 £45.00 £25.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -63.33% +74.75%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £16.14 £13.58
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £60.06 £55.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year -15.55% +4.65%  

SCCM
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East 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 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 3 months to 24 March 2017.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 24 March 2017.

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 3 months to 24 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
Buckinghamshire +14 28 £350 +35.92% 2
Hampshire -16 26 £344 -7.09% 1
Oxfordshire -12 14 £488 +248.21% 6
Berkshire +10 12 £305 -19.73% 4
Surrey -7 12 £210 -35.38% 4
East Sussex +6 4 £139 -53.75%
Kent 0 3 £425 +13.33%
West Sussex -8 1 £475 +58.33% 1
SCCM
England

SCCM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 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 South East region with a requirement for SCCM.

1 201 (81.71%) Windows
2 155 (63.01%) Active Directory
3 138 (56.10%) Microsoft
4 90 (36.59%) Windows Server
5 82 (33.33%) Windows 7
6 77 (31.30%) Security Cleared
7 72 (29.27%) Windows Server 2008
8 66 (26.83%) VMware
9 64 (26.02%) ITIL
10 61 (24.80%) Windows 10
11 60 (24.39%) SC Cleared
12 54 (21.95%) Windows Server 2012
13 47 (19.11%) PowerShell
13 47 (19.11%) MS Office
13 47 (19.11%) Citrix
14 42 (17.07%) Migration
15 40 (16.26%) DNS
15 40 (16.26%) VMware Infrastructure
15 40 (16.26%) Office 365
16 35 (14.23%) Microsoft App-V
17 33 (13.41%) DHCP
17 33 (13.41%) Windows Server 2003
17 33 (13.41%) SCOM
18 31 (12.60%) Hyper-V
19 29 (11.79%) TCP/IP
20 28 (11.38%) MS Excel
21 27 (10.98%) XenApp
22 25 (10.16%) XenDesktop
22 25 (10.16%) MS Exchange
23 24 (9.76%) Microsoft Azure

SCCM
Top Related 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 25 (10.16%) MS Exchange
2 13 (5.28%) Skype for Business
3 10 (4.07%) Exchange Server 2010
3 10 (4.07%) SharePoint
4 9 (3.66%) Exchange Server 2013
5 7 (2.85%) IIS
6 4 (1.63%) WebSphere
7 2 (0.81%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (0.81%) IBM Notes
7 2 (0.81%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 47 (19.11%) MS Office
2 28 (11.38%) MS Excel
3 2 (0.81%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (0.81%) MS Project
4 1 (0.41%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (2.44%) Oracle EBS
1 6 (2.44%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (0.41%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 40 (16.26%) Office 365
2 24 (9.76%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (4.88%) Amazon AWS
4 10 (4.07%) IaaS
5 3 (1.22%) OneDrive
5 3 (1.22%) PaaS
6 2 (0.81%) AWS CloudFormation
6 2 (0.81%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (0.81%) Mimecast
7 1 (0.41%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.41%) G Suite
7 1 (0.41%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 40 (16.26%) DNS
2 33 (13.41%) DHCP
3 29 (11.79%) TCP/IP
4 15 (6.10%) LAN
4 15 (6.10%) SSL
5 14 (5.69%) WAN
6 13 (5.28%) SNMP
7 11 (4.47%) VPN
8 9 (3.66%) Firewall
9 7 (2.85%) Wireless
10 6 (2.44%) Remote Desktop
10 6 (2.44%) SAN
10 6 (2.44%) Skype
10 6 (2.44%) Unified Communications
11 3 (1.22%) ATM
11 3 (1.22%) Internet
12 2 (0.81%) HTTP
12 2 (0.81%) IPsec
12 2 (0.81%) VoIP
12 2 (0.81%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (6.10%) SQL Server
2 10 (4.07%) SQL Server 2012
3 8 (3.25%) SQL Server 2005
4 6 (2.44%) BusinessObjects
5 5 (2.03%) Oracle Reports
6 4 (1.63%) Amazon RDS
6 4 (1.63%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (1.22%) DB2
7 3 (1.22%) MySQL
8 2 (0.81%) SQL Server 2014
9 1 (0.41%) Big Data
9 1 (0.41%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 21 (8.54%) MSI
2 4 (1.63%) AdminStudio
2 4 (1.63%) ClearCase
2 4 (1.63%) ClearQuest
3 3 (1.22%) Git (software)
3 3 (1.22%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.41%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 22 (8.94%) Finance
2 10 (4.07%) Back Office
3 7 (2.85%) Advertising
3 7 (2.85%) Telecoms
4 5 (2.03%) Law
4 5 (2.03%) Retail
5 4 (1.63%) Military
6 3 (1.22%) Legal
7 2 (0.81%) Banking
7 2 (0.81%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.81%) Local Government
7 2 (0.81%) Publishing
8 1 (0.41%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.41%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 33 (13.41%) Analyst
2 23 (9.35%) Support Engineer
3 20 (8.13%) 2nd Line Support
3 20 (8.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 19 (7.72%) Architect
5 17 (6.91%) Desktop Support
6 15 (6.10%) 3rd Line Support
6 15 (6.10%) Support Analyst
7 14 (5.69%) Project Manager
8 12 (4.88%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 10 (4.07%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
9 10 (4.07%) Consultant
9 10 (4.07%) SCCM Engineer
9 10 (4.07%) Windows Engineer
10 9 (3.66%) Applications Packager
10 9 (3.66%) Wintel Engineer
11 8 (3.25%) 1st/2nd Line Support
11 8 (3.25%) Build Engineer
11 8 (3.25%) Desktop Engineer
12 7 (2.85%) Active Directory Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.03%) Web Services
2 2 (0.81%) HTML
2 2 (0.81%) XML
3 1 (0.41%) .NET
3 1 (0.41%) ASP.NET
3 1 (0.41%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 1 (0.41%) REST
3 1 (0.41%) SAML
3 1 (0.41%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 13 (5.28%) Data Centre
2 12 (4.88%) Device Driver
2 12 (4.88%) Enterprise Software
2 12 (4.88%) Management Information System
3 11 (4.47%) Clustering
3 11 (4.47%) Fat Client
3 11 (4.47%) Thin Client
4 10 (4.07%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (3.66%) Blackberry
5 9 (3.66%) PKI
6 8 (3.25%) Smartphone
7 7 (2.85%) iPad
7 7 (2.85%) iPhone
7 7 (2.85%) Video Conferencing
8 6 (2.44%) PMI
9 5 (2.03%) BYOD
9 5 (2.03%) Client/Server
9 5 (2.03%) Computer Science
10 4 (1.63%) Mobile App
10 4 (1.63%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 201 (81.71%) Windows
2 90 (36.59%) Windows Server
3 82 (33.33%) Windows 7
4 72 (29.27%) Windows Server 2008
5 61 (24.80%) Windows 10
6 54 (21.95%) Windows Server 2012
7 33 (13.41%) Windows Server 2003
8 21 (8.54%) Linux
9 19 (7.72%) Windows Vista
10 17 (6.91%) Windows 8
11 11 (4.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 10 (4.07%) CentOS
12 10 (4.07%) Windows XP
13 8 (3.25%) Android
13 8 (3.25%) Apple iOS
14 7 (2.85%) Solaris
14 7 (2.85%) Unix
15 5 (2.03%) Windows Embedded Compact
16 2 (0.81%) Windows 2000 Server
16 2 (0.81%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (26.02%) ITIL
2 42 (17.07%) Migration
3 16 (6.50%) Application Packaging
4 15 (6.10%) Software Deployment
5 13 (5.28%) Incident Management
5 13 (5.28%) Patch Management
5 13 (5.28%) Software Delivery
5 13 (5.28%) User Acceptance Testing
6 12 (4.88%) Application Virtualisation
6 12 (4.88%) Configuration Management
6 12 (4.88%) PRINCE2
6 12 (4.88%) Validation
7 10 (4.07%) Change Management
7 10 (4.07%) Customer Requirements
7 10 (4.07%) Problem Management
7 10 (4.07%) Release Management
7 10 (4.07%) Service Management
8 9 (3.66%) Server Building
8 9 (3.66%) Time Management
9 8 (3.25%) Security Patching
Programming Languages
1 47 (19.11%) PowerShell
2 20 (8.13%) SQL
3 13 (5.28%) VBScript
4 8 (3.25%) VB
5 2 (0.81%) Bash Shell
5 2 (0.81%) Java
5 2 (0.81%) Python
5 2 (0.81%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.41%) C
6 1 (0.41%) C#
6 1 (0.41%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 77 (31.30%) Security Cleared
2 60 (24.39%) SC Cleared
3 24 (9.76%) DV Cleared
4 13 (5.28%) Microsoft Certification
5 9 (3.66%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 8 (3.25%) MCSE
7 7 (2.85%) MCP
7 7 (2.85%) MCSA
8 6 (2.44%) Degree
8 6 (2.44%) MCITP
8 6 (2.44%) PMI Certification
8 6 (2.44%) PMP
9 4 (1.63%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (1.22%) DBS Check
10 3 (1.22%) ISEB
11 2 (0.81%) RHCE
11 2 (0.81%) RHCSA
12 1 (0.41%) CCA
12 1 (0.41%) Citrix Certification
12 1 (0.41%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.85%) SLA
2 4 (1.63%) PMO
2 4 (1.63%) QA
3 3 (1.22%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.41%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.41%) GDPR
4 1 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.41%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.41%) PMBOK
System Software
1 155 (63.01%) Active Directory
2 40 (16.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 35 (14.23%) Microsoft App-V
4 31 (12.60%) Hyper-V
5 27 (10.98%) XenApp
6 25 (10.16%) XenDesktop
7 21 (8.54%) vSphere
8 18 (7.32%) Firmware
9 16 (6.50%) Virtual Machines
10 11 (4.47%) BitLocker
11 10 (4.07%) Docker
11 10 (4.07%) vCloud
12 8 (3.25%) VMware ESX
12 8 (3.25%) XenServer
13 6 (2.44%) Virtual Desktop
14 2 (0.81%) ISA Server
14 2 (0.81%) Terminal Services
14 2 (0.81%) UAG
14 2 (0.81%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 33 (13.41%) SCOM
2 22 (8.94%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 13 (5.28%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 13 (5.28%) WSUS
4 12 (4.88%) Puppet
5 8 (3.25%) Microsoft Intune
5 8 (3.25%) NetBackup
5 8 (3.25%) vRealize
6 7 (2.85%) EdgeSight
6 7 (2.85%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 6 (2.44%) BladeLogic
7 6 (2.44%) McAfee ePO
8 5 (2.03%) AirWatch
8 5 (2.03%) AppDNA
9 4 (1.63%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 3 (1.22%) Microsoft Clustering
10 3 (1.22%) Sysprep
11 2 (0.81%) Norton AntiVirus
11 2 (0.81%) SCOrch
11 2 (0.81%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 138 (56.10%) Microsoft
2 66 (26.83%) VMware
3 47 (19.11%) Citrix
4 20 (8.13%) HP
5 12 (4.88%) Dell
5 12 (4.88%) Oracle
6 11 (4.47%) Red Hat
6 11 (4.47%) Symantec
7 9 (3.66%) Altiris
7 9 (3.66%) AppSense
7 9 (3.66%) Intel Security
8 8 (3.25%) Cisco
8 8 (3.25%) ServiceNow
8 8 (3.25%) Wyse
9 7 (2.85%) CA
10 6 (2.44%) NetApp
11 5 (2.03%) CheckPoint
11 5 (2.03%) Remedy
12 4 (1.63%) Veritas
13 3 (1.22%) IBM
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