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 June 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.

Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM)
England / South East
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 138 110 98
Rank change year-on-year -28 -12  
Contract jobs citing SCCM 104 179 198
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.36% 2.01% 2.10%
As % of the Systems Management category 12.29% 16.62% 19.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 98 123
Median daily rate £358 £330 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.33% -13.15%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £204 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £529 £525 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £321 £310
% change year-on-year -6.61% +3.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 15 19
Median hourly rate £21.00 £21.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +20.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £17.45 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.39 £35.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £21.00 £18.25
% change year-on-year -30.95% +15.06%  

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 846 1077 1028
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 11.08% 12.07% 10.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 479 634 575
Median daily rate £450 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.75% +2.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £267
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £515
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £377
% change year-on-year +12.50% +5.99%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 41 39
Median hourly rate £12.00 £35.50 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -66.19% +69.04%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £17.45 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.23 £57.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £35.00 £20.19
% change year-on-year -50.00% +73.39%  

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 June 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 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 3 months to 24 June 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 June 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 +10 27 £475 +150.00% 3
Berkshire +19 23 £388 -15.06% 13
Hampshire -39 19 £225 -34.59% 2
Surrey -26 17 £431 +38.00% 5
West Sussex +11 7 £325 - 1
Oxfordshire -9 4 £288 -20.68% 4
Kent -2 2 £356 +115.90%
Middlesex +11 1 - -
East Sussex +1 1 - -
SCCM
England

For the 6 months to 24 June 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.

1 161 (77.78%) Windows
2 128 (61.84%) Active Directory
3 105 (50.72%) Microsoft
4 59 (28.50%) Security Cleared
5 58 (28.02%) Windows Server
6 56 (27.05%) Windows 10
7 51 (24.64%) Windows 7
8 50 (24.15%) ITIL
9 47 (22.71%) SC Cleared
10 45 (21.74%) VMware
11 43 (20.77%) Office 365
12 40 (19.32%) Windows Server 2008
12 40 (19.32%) Migration
13 39 (18.84%) Windows Server 2012
14 38 (18.36%) Citrix
15 35 (16.91%) HP
16 30 (14.49%) SCOM
17 29 (14.01%) Windows Server 2003
18 27 (13.04%) SQL
18 27 (13.04%) PowerShell
18 27 (13.04%) Windows Vista
19 26 (12.56%) Hyper-V
19 26 (12.56%) Microsoft App-V
20 25 (12.08%) Firewall
20 25 (12.08%) MS Exchange
20 25 (12.08%) MSI
21 24 (11.59%) DNS
21 24 (11.59%) Application Packaging
22 23 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
23 22 (10.63%) DV Cleared

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 25 (12.08%) MS Exchange
2 14 (6.76%) IIS
3 7 (3.38%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (3.38%) SharePoint
4 6 (2.90%) Exchange Server 2013
4 6 (2.90%) Skype for Business
5 5 (2.42%) Exchange Server 2007
6 4 (1.93%) Apache
7 3 (1.45%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (0.97%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (0.97%) OpenStack
8 2 (0.97%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.48%) IBM Domino
Applications
1 20 (9.66%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (4.35%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.48%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 10 (4.83%) Oracle EBS
1 10 (4.83%) Oracle EBS R12
2 3 (1.45%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.48%) Primavera
3 1 (0.48%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 43 (20.77%) Office 365
2 19 (9.18%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (6.76%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (3.86%) IaaS
5 4 (1.93%) PaaS
6 2 (0.97%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (0.97%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.48%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 25 (12.08%) Firewall
2 24 (11.59%) DNS
3 21 (10.14%) DHCP
4 18 (8.70%) LAN
5 16 (7.73%) TCP/IP
5 16 (7.73%) WAN
6 14 (6.76%) SAN
7 9 (4.35%) VPN
8 7 (3.38%) Internet
9 6 (2.90%) NAS
9 6 (2.90%) Skype
9 6 (2.90%) Wireless
10 3 (1.45%) Remote Desktop
10 3 (1.45%) VLAN
11 2 (0.97%) ATM
11 2 (0.97%) Cisco ASA
11 2 (0.97%) MPLS
11 2 (0.97%) Reverse Proxy
11 2 (0.97%) SSL
11 2 (0.97%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (6.28%) SQL Server
2 9 (4.35%) Oracle Reports
3 7 (3.38%) SQL Server 2005
4 6 (2.90%) DB2
4 6 (2.90%) SQL Server 2012
4 6 (2.90%) SQL Server 2016
5 4 (1.93%) Big Data
6 3 (1.45%) Hadoop
7 2 (0.97%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.48%) MySQL
8 1 (0.48%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 25 (12.08%) MSI
2 4 (1.93%) AdminStudio
2 4 (1.93%) ClearCase
2 4 (1.93%) ClearQuest
3 3 (1.45%) Jenkins
4 2 (0.97%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.48%) Ant
5 1 (0.48%) Hudson
5 1 (0.48%) JIRA
5 1 (0.48%) Maven
5 1 (0.48%) SoapUI
5 1 (0.48%) Subversion
5 1 (0.48%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.48%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.48%) XMLSpy
General
1 18 (8.70%) Finance
2 4 (1.93%) Advertising
2 4 (1.93%) Back Office
2 4 (1.93%) Military
2 4 (1.93%) Telecoms
3 3 (1.45%) Retail
4 1 (0.48%) Banking
4 1 (0.48%) Electronics
4 1 (0.48%) Financial Institution
4 1 (0.48%) Marketing
4 1 (0.48%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 33 (15.94%) Architect
2 24 (11.59%) Support Engineer
3 21 (10.14%) Desktop Support
4 19 (9.18%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 17 (8.21%) Analyst
6 13 (6.28%) 3rd Line Support
6 13 (6.28%) SCCM Engineer
6 13 (6.28%) Windows Engineer
7 12 (5.80%) Consultant
7 12 (5.80%) Project Manager
8 11 (5.31%) Active Directory Support
8 11 (5.31%) Deployment Engineer
8 11 (5.31%) Desktop Engineer
9 10 (4.83%) 2nd Line Support
9 10 (4.83%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 10 (4.83%) Applications Packager
9 10 (4.83%) Test Manager
10 9 (4.35%) Technical Architect
11 8 (3.86%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
12 7 (3.38%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (0.97%) Web Services
2 1 (0.48%) .NET
2 1 (0.48%) ASP.NET
2 1 (0.48%) ASP.NET Web Forms
2 1 (0.48%) REST
2 1 (0.48%) SAML
2 1 (0.48%) Software Packaging
2 1 (0.48%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (6.28%) Analytical Skills
1 13 (6.28%) Clustering
2 11 (5.31%) Data Centre
3 7 (3.38%) Management Information System
4 6 (2.90%) Fat Client
4 6 (2.90%) PKI
4 6 (2.90%) PMI
4 6 (2.90%) Thin Client
5 5 (2.42%) Mainframe
5 5 (2.42%) Replication
6 4 (1.93%) Client/Server
6 4 (1.93%) Smartphone
7 3 (1.45%) Blackberry
7 3 (1.45%) CMDB
7 3 (1.45%) HP Storage
7 3 (1.45%) Video Conferencing
8 2 (0.97%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (0.97%) Hybrid Cloud
8 2 (0.97%) Private Cloud
8 2 (0.97%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 161 (77.78%) Windows
2 58 (28.02%) Windows Server
3 56 (27.05%) Windows 10
4 51 (24.64%) Windows 7
5 40 (19.32%) Windows Server 2008
6 39 (18.84%) Windows Server 2012
7 29 (14.01%) Windows Server 2003
8 27 (13.04%) Windows Vista
9 17 (8.21%) Windows 8
10 16 (7.73%) Linux
11 11 (5.31%) Solaris
12 10 (4.83%) Unix
13 9 (4.35%) Windows XP
14 4 (1.93%) CentOS
15 3 (1.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 2 (0.97%) Apple iOS
16 2 (0.97%) MVS
16 2 (0.97%) SUSE
16 2 (0.97%) zOS
17 1 (0.48%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (24.15%) ITIL
2 40 (19.32%) Migration
3 24 (11.59%) Application Packaging
4 18 (8.70%) PRINCE2
5 16 (7.73%) User Acceptance Testing
6 15 (7.25%) Patch Management
7 14 (6.76%) Configuration Management
8 12 (5.80%) Change Management
8 12 (5.80%) Release Management
8 12 (5.80%) Service Management
9 11 (5.31%) Software Deployment
10 10 (4.83%) DevOps
11 9 (4.35%) Data Migration
11 9 (4.35%) Service Delivery
11 9 (4.35%) Time Management
12 8 (3.86%) Agile Software Development
12 8 (3.86%) Asset Management
12 8 (3.86%) Project Management
12 8 (3.86%) Security Patching
12 8 (3.86%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 27 (13.04%) PowerShell
1 27 (13.04%) SQL
2 9 (4.35%) VBScript
3 8 (3.86%) VB
4 3 (1.45%) Python
5 2 (0.97%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.48%) C
6 1 (0.48%) C#
6 1 (0.48%) Perl
6 1 (0.48%) PHP
6 1 (0.48%) Ruby
6 1 (0.48%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.48%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 59 (28.50%) Security Cleared
2 47 (22.71%) SC Cleared
3 22 (10.63%) DV Cleared
4 18 (8.70%) Microsoft Certification
5 12 (5.80%) MCSE
6 8 (3.86%) ISEB
6 8 (3.86%) MCP
7 6 (2.90%) PMI Certification
7 6 (2.90%) PMP
8 5 (2.42%) MCITP
9 4 (1.93%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (1.45%) MCSA
11 2 (0.97%) CCNA
11 2 (0.97%) Cisco Certification
11 2 (0.97%) Degree
11 2 (0.97%) MCDST
12 1 (0.48%) DBS Check
12 1 (0.48%) ISTQB
12 1 (0.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 1 (0.48%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (4.83%) SLA
2 5 (2.42%) PMO
2 5 (2.42%) QA
3 2 (0.97%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.48%) PMBOK
System Software
1 128 (61.84%) Active Directory
2 26 (12.56%) Hyper-V
2 26 (12.56%) Microsoft App-V
3 23 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (4.35%) VMware ESXi
4 9 (4.35%) vSphere
5 8 (3.86%) XenApp
5 8 (3.86%) XenDesktop
6 5 (2.42%) Docker
6 5 (2.42%) Virtual Desktop
7 4 (1.93%) BitLocker
7 4 (1.93%) Firmware
7 4 (1.93%) ProxySG
7 4 (1.93%) vCloud
8 3 (1.45%) DFS Replication
8 3 (1.45%) Virtual Machines
9 2 (0.97%) Terminal Services
9 2 (0.97%) VMware Workstation
10 1 (0.48%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 30 (14.49%) SCOM
2 21 (10.14%) WSUS
3 14 (6.76%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 12 (5.80%) McAfee ePO
5 10 (4.83%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 6 (2.90%) BladeLogic
6 6 (2.90%) Microsoft Intune
7 5 (2.42%) SCOrch
8 4 (1.93%) AirWatch
8 4 (1.93%) Microsoft Clustering
8 4 (1.93%) Norton AntiVirus
8 4 (1.93%) Puppet
8 4 (1.93%) Red Hat Satellite
9 3 (1.45%) NetBackup
9 3 (1.45%) Opscode Chef
9 3 (1.45%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 2 (0.97%) Ansible
10 2 (0.97%) EdgeSight
10 2 (0.97%) SCSM
10 2 (0.97%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 105 (50.72%) Microsoft
2 45 (21.74%) VMware
3 38 (18.36%) Citrix
4 35 (16.91%) HP
5 17 (8.21%) Oracle
6 16 (7.73%) McAfee
7 15 (7.25%) Cisco
8 8 (3.86%) Red Hat
9 7 (3.38%) Symantec
10 6 (2.90%) ServiceNow
10 6 (2.90%) SolarWinds
11 5 (2.42%) Apple
11 5 (2.42%) AppSense
11 5 (2.42%) Blue Coat
11 5 (2.42%) Remedy
11 5 (2.42%) SAP
11 5 (2.42%) Splunk
11 5 (2.42%) Sun
12 4 (1.93%) IBM
12 4 (1.93%) Sophos
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