Period
to 20 November 2018

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 20 November 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 > South East
6 months to
20 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 84 110 130
Rank change year-on-year +26 +20 -24
Contract jobs citing SCCM 476 340 302
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 2.86% 2.03% 1.83%
As % of the Systems Management category 20.69% 16.16% 15.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 280 240 210
South East median daily rate £350 £363 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.45% +11.54% -4.06%
10th Percentile £150 £143 £160
90th Percentile £500 £500 £500
England median daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +7.69% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 15 25
South East median hourly rate £15.55 £21.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.95% +13.51% +5.71%
10th Percentile £11.85 £10.40 £15.30
90th Percentile £63.75 £60.00 £50.70
England median hourly rate £17.50 £14.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year +20.69% -19.44% +16.13%

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 2,301 2,104 1,993
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 13.81% 12.58% 12.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,376 1,309 1,180
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £250
90th Percentile £588 £578 £538
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 75 51 67
South East median hourly rate £17.00 £14.50 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.24% -55.38% +62.50%
10th Percentile £11.49 £11.75 £12.25
90th Percentile £49.88 £47.50 £58.97
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.07 £22.75
% change year-on-year +2.53% -24.98% +13.75%

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 20 November 2018.

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 20 November 2018.

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 20 November 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
Thames Valley +17 204 £363 -3.33% 28
Hampshire +34 144 £375 +3.45% 14
Buckinghamshire +59 93 £363 +20.83% 11
Berkshire -17 76 £350 - 9
Surrey -2 69 £275 - 11
Oxfordshire +4 35 £413 +6.45% 8
West Sussex +1 25 £300 -16.08% 6
East Sussex +11 20 £359 -10.31% 5
Kent +4 7 £306 +53.13% 1
Middlesex +13 4 £163 -
Sussex +5 1 £450 +291.30%
SCCM
England

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 South East region with a requirement for SCCM.

1 360 (75.63%) Windows
2 264 (55.46%) Active Directory
3 224 (47.06%) Microsoft
4 164 (34.45%) VMware
5 151 (31.72%) Office 365
6 146 (30.67%) Windows 10
7 121 (25.42%) ITIL
7 121 (25.42%) Citrix
8 111 (23.32%) Windows 7
8 111 (23.32%) Windows Server
9 102 (21.43%) Security Cleared
10 101 (21.22%) PowerShell
11 99 (20.80%) VMware Infrastructure
12 86 (18.07%) SCOM
13 81 (17.02%) SC Cleared
14 78 (16.39%) Microsoft Office
15 73 (15.34%) Migration
15 73 (15.34%) Microsoft Azure
16 67 (14.08%) DNS
17 64 (13.45%) Microsoft Certification
17 64 (13.45%) Finance
17 64 (13.45%) Hyper-V
17 64 (13.45%) Windows Server 2008
18 62 (13.03%) Infrastructure Engineering
19 57 (11.97%) Cisco
20 53 (11.13%) MS Exchange
21 50 (10.50%) HP
21 50 (10.50%) Windows Server 2012
22 48 (10.08%) Application Packaging
23 45 (9.45%) DHCP

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 53 (11.13%) MS Exchange
2 28 (5.88%) SharePoint
3 27 (5.67%) Exchange Server 2010
3 27 (5.67%) Skype for Business
4 18 (3.78%) Exchange Server 2013
5 12 (2.52%) IIS
6 6 (1.26%) Apache
7 4 (0.84%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 3 (0.63%) Moodle
9 2 (0.42%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (0.42%) CMS
9 2 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2007
9 2 (0.42%) IBM Notes
9 2 (0.42%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (0.21%) Apache Spark
10 1 (0.21%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.21%) eRoom
10 1 (0.21%) Jupyter
10 1 (0.21%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 78 (16.39%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (1.47%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.21%) Mozilla Thunderbird
Business Applications
1 2 (0.42%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 151 (31.72%) Office 365
2 73 (15.34%) Microsoft Azure
3 25 (5.25%) Amazon AWS
4 17 (3.57%) Azure Active Directory
5 11 (2.31%) Cloud Computing
6 9 (1.89%) Yammer
7 8 (1.68%) IaaS
8 7 (1.47%) SaaS
9 4 (0.84%) OneDrive
10 3 (0.63%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 3 (0.63%) Datadog
10 3 (0.63%) Slack
11 2 (0.42%) Akamai
11 2 (0.42%) Dynamics 365
11 2 (0.42%) G Suite
11 2 (0.42%) Google Analytics
11 2 (0.42%) Mimecast
11 2 (0.42%) PaaS
12 1 (0.21%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 67 (14.08%) DNS
2 45 (9.45%) DHCP
3 41 (8.61%) LAN
4 39 (8.19%) WAN
5 38 (7.98%) TCP/IP
6 36 (7.56%) Firewall
6 36 (7.56%) Skype
7 34 (7.14%) SAN
8 29 (6.09%) VPN
9 18 (3.78%) Internet
9 18 (3.78%) NetScaler
10 14 (2.94%) SSL
11 13 (2.73%) WebEx
12 12 (2.52%) IP Telephony
12 12 (2.52%) VLAN
13 11 (2.31%) iSCSI
14 10 (2.10%) SNMP
15 9 (1.89%) Remote Desktop
16 8 (1.68%) Fibre Channel
16 8 (1.68%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (7.14%) SQL Server
2 12 (2.52%) SQL Server 2008
2 12 (2.52%) SQL Server 2012
3 9 (1.89%) Oracle Database
4 7 (1.47%) Amazon RDS
5 6 (1.26%) Oracle Database 10g
6 5 (1.05%) SQL Server 2005
7 4 (0.84%) MySQL
7 4 (0.84%) Power BI
8 3 (0.63%) SQL Server 2016
9 1 (0.21%) Big Data
9 1 (0.21%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.21%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 13 (2.73%) MSI
2 10 (2.10%) JIRA
3 6 (1.26%) InstallShield
4 5 (1.05%) AdminStudio
4 5 (1.05%) Git (software)
5 3 (0.63%) Jenkins
6 2 (0.42%) Metasploit
6 2 (0.42%) Sonatype Nexus
7 1 (0.21%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 64 (13.45%) Finance
2 15 (3.15%) Retail
3 10 (2.10%) Financial Institution
4 9 (1.89%) Law
4 9 (1.89%) Telecoms
5 7 (1.47%) Publishing
6 5 (1.05%) Banking
7 3 (0.63%) Electronics
8 2 (0.42%) Aerospace
8 2 (0.42%) Automotive
8 2 (0.42%) Local Government
8 2 (0.42%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.21%) Legal
9 1 (0.21%) Marketing
9 1 (0.21%) Military
9 1 (0.21%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 79 (16.60%) Analyst
2 57 (11.97%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 53 (11.13%) Support Engineer
4 44 (9.24%) Desktop Support
5 34 (7.14%) Architect
5 34 (7.14%) Windows Engineer
6 29 (6.09%) SCCM Engineer
7 25 (5.25%) Consultant
7 25 (5.25%) Desktop Engineer
8 23 (4.83%) Support Analyst
9 22 (4.62%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 21 (4.41%) Systems Engineer
11 20 (4.20%) Infrastructure Analyst
12 19 (3.99%) Desktop Support Engineer
12 19 (3.99%) IT Support
13 17 (3.57%) 2nd Line Support
13 17 (3.57%) Applications Packager
14 14 (2.94%) 3rd Line Support
14 14 (2.94%) Service Analyst
14 14 (2.94%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (1.47%) Web Services
2 5 (1.05%) .NET
2 5 (1.05%) .NET Framework
3 4 (0.84%) Middleware
3 4 (0.84%) REST
4 3 (0.63%) JSON
4 3 (0.63%) SAML
5 2 (0.42%) Software Packaging
5 2 (0.42%) Web Services Management
6 1 (0.21%) Elastic Stack
6 1 (0.21%) LDAP
6 1 (0.21%) Natural Language Processing
6 1 (0.21%) OAuth
6 1 (0.21%) SailPoint
6 1 (0.21%) TensorFlow
Miscellaneous
1 33 (6.93%) Data Centre
2 28 (5.88%) PKI
3 26 (5.46%) Analytical Skills
4 24 (5.04%) Clustering
4 24 (5.04%) Management Information System
5 19 (3.99%) Enterprise Software
6 18 (3.78%) Self-Motivation
7 16 (3.36%) Fat Client
7 16 (3.36%) Thin Client
8 14 (2.94%) Video Conferencing
9 13 (2.73%) Device Driver
10 10 (2.10%) iPhone
11 8 (1.68%) Blackberry
11 8 (1.68%) iPad
12 6 (1.26%) Client/Server
12 6 (1.26%) Driving Licence
12 6 (1.26%) Mobile App
12 6 (1.26%) VxBlock/Vblock
13 5 (1.05%) DataPower
14 4 (0.84%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 360 (75.63%) Windows
2 146 (30.67%) Windows 10
3 111 (23.32%) Windows 7
3 111 (23.32%) Windows Server
4 64 (13.45%) Windows Server 2008
5 50 (10.50%) Windows Server 2012
6 37 (7.77%) Linux
7 27 (5.67%) Windows Server 2003
8 22 (4.62%) Android
9 16 (3.36%) Windows 8
10 14 (2.94%) Apple iOS
11 12 (2.52%) Unix
12 10 (2.10%) Mac OS X
13 8 (1.68%) Windows XP
14 5 (1.05%) Check Point GAiA
15 3 (0.63%) Windows Vista
16 2 (0.42%) Mac OS
16 2 (0.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 2 (0.42%) Solaris
16 2 (0.42%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 121 (25.42%) ITIL
2 73 (15.34%) Migration
3 62 (13.03%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 48 (10.08%) Application Packaging
5 39 (8.19%) Change Management
6 35 (7.35%) Patch Management
7 27 (5.67%) Server Building
8 26 (5.46%) ITIL V3
9 24 (5.04%) Problem-Solving
10 21 (4.41%) Software Delivery
11 19 (3.99%) Project Management
12 18 (3.78%) Incident Management
12 18 (3.78%) Mobile Device Management
13 17 (3.57%) Application Discovery
13 17 (3.57%) Problem Management
13 17 (3.57%) Service Delivery
14 16 (3.36%) Customer Requirements
14 16 (3.36%) Service Management
15 15 (3.15%) Decision-Making
16 14 (2.94%) Desktop Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 101 (21.22%) PowerShell
2 37 (7.77%) SQL
3 12 (2.52%) Java
4 8 (1.68%) Python
5 7 (1.47%) VBScript
6 5 (1.05%) Ruby
6 5 (1.05%) VB
7 4 (0.84%) C
8 3 (0.63%) C#
9 2 (0.42%) Bash Shell
9 2 (0.42%) Perl
10 1 (0.21%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.21%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 102 (21.43%) Security Cleared
2 81 (17.02%) SC Cleared
3 64 (13.45%) Microsoft Certification
4 41 (8.61%) MCSE
5 33 (6.93%) DV Cleared
6 26 (5.46%) MCSA
7 22 (4.62%) Citrix Certification
8 17 (3.57%) CCA
8 17 (3.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 10 (2.10%) Degree
9 10 (2.10%) MCP
10 9 (1.89%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 7 (1.47%) MCTS
12 6 (1.26%) DBS Check
12 6 (1.26%) MCDST
12 6 (1.26%) MCITP
12 6 (1.26%) MOS
12 6 (1.26%) VCAP
12 6 (1.26%) VCP4
12 6 (1.26%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (5.46%) SLA
2 17 (3.57%) QA
3 2 (0.42%) PMO
4 1 (0.21%) FIPS 140-2
4 1 (0.21%) GDPR
4 1 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 1 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.21%) JSP 440
4 1 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 264 (55.46%) Active Directory
2 99 (20.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 64 (13.45%) Hyper-V
4 42 (8.82%) Microsoft App-V
4 42 (8.82%) XenApp
5 37 (7.77%) XenDesktop
6 33 (6.93%) VMware ESXi
7 29 (6.09%) vSphere
8 18 (3.78%) XenServer
9 16 (3.36%) BitLocker
10 15 (3.15%) Virtual Machines
11 13 (2.73%) DFS Replication
12 12 (2.52%) Virtual Desktop
13 9 (1.89%) Firmware
14 8 (1.68%) VMware Workstation
15 6 (1.26%) vCloud
16 2 (0.42%) Virtual Servers
16 2 (0.42%) VMware Server
16 2 (0.42%) Xen
17 1 (0.21%) Samba
Systems Management
1 86 (18.07%) SCOM
2 38 (7.98%) WSUS
3 30 (6.30%) Microsoft Intune
4 26 (5.46%) SCVMM
5 18 (3.78%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 15 (3.15%) vCenter Server
7 11 (2.31%) Single Sign-On
8 10 (2.10%) McAfee ePO
9 9 (1.89%) AirWatch
10 8 (1.68%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 7 (1.47%) Cisco CUCM
12 6 (1.26%) NetBackup
12 6 (1.26%) Puppet
13 5 (1.05%) Failover Clustering
13 5 (1.05%) OVSD
13 5 (1.05%) SCSM
13 5 (1.05%) vRealize
14 4 (0.84%) SafeCom
14 4 (0.84%) SCOrch
15 3 (0.63%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 224 (47.06%) Microsoft
2 164 (34.45%) VMware
3 121 (25.42%) Citrix
4 57 (11.97%) Cisco
5 50 (10.50%) HP
6 39 (8.19%) SolarWinds
7 30 (6.30%) McAfee
8 25 (5.25%) Apple
9 24 (5.04%) Oracle
10 18 (3.78%) Ivanti
11 15 (3.15%) Remedy
12 14 (2.94%) ServiceNow
12 14 (2.94%) Splunk
13 13 (2.73%) CheckPoint
13 13 (2.73%) Dell
13 13 (2.73%) EMC
13 13 (2.73%) NetApp
14 11 (2.31%) Adobe
14 11 (2.31%) IBM
14 11 (2.31%) Wyse