Period
to 14 August 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 14 August 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
14 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 88 179 127
Rank change year-on-year +91 -52 -21
Contract jobs citing SCCM 434 207 347
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 2.60% 1.30% 1.89%
As % of the Systems Management category 19.44% 10.79% 15.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 250 116 204
South East median daily rate £325 £358 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.09% +10.00% -7.14%
10th Percentile £150 £150 £155
90th Percentile £500 £547 £535
England median daily rate £335 £325 £338
% change year-on-year +3.08% -3.70% +5.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 14 22
South East median hourly rate £16.22 £15.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.95% -10.00% -
10th Percentile £11.04 £10.21 £14.54
90th Percentile £87.00 £27.45 £35.50
England median hourly rate £17.50 £14.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year +20.69% -21.62% +5.71%

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 2,233 1,918 2,237
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 13.37% 12.01% 12.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,317 1,147 1,359
South East median daily rate £440 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £263
90th Percentile £582 £550 £538
England median daily rate £490 £475 £438
% change year-on-year +3.16% +8.57% +9.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 79 57 76
South East median hourly rate £19.00 £14.85 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.95% -40.60% +23.85%
10th Percentile £10.50 £11.90 £12.25
90th Percentile £56.25 £47.70 £58.75
England median hourly rate £19.25 £17.45 £21.75
% change year-on-year +10.35% -19.79% +6.10%

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 14 August 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 14 August 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 14 August 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 +29 181 £325 -18.75% 19
Hampshire +66 137 £400 +29.03% 8
Surrey +9 75 £283 -24.67% 5
Berkshire -5 70 £375 -6.25% 13
Oxfordshire +42 57 £319 -10.53% 3
Buckinghamshire +20 54 £200 -52.94% 3
West Sussex +8 15 £325 - 3
Kent +23 14 £325 -3.70%
East Sussex +7 8 £250 -
Middlesex +6 2 - -
Sussex +2 1 £140 +21.74%
SCCM
England

For the 6 months to 14 August 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.

1 347 (79.95%) Windows
2 278 (64.06%) Active Directory
3 211 (48.62%) Microsoft
4 179 (41.24%) Office 365
5 151 (34.79%) Windows 10
6 138 (31.80%) VMware
7 134 (30.88%) Windows Server
8 119 (27.42%) ITIL
9 117 (26.96%) PowerShell
10 114 (26.27%) Windows 7
10 114 (26.27%) Citrix
11 104 (23.96%) Security Cleared
12 101 (23.27%) VMware Infrastructure
12 101 (23.27%) Microsoft Azure
13 94 (21.66%) Microsoft Office
14 83 (19.12%) SC Cleared
15 82 (18.89%) DNS
16 77 (17.74%) Hyper-V
16 77 (17.74%) SCOM
17 74 (17.05%) Windows Server 2008
18 69 (15.90%) Windows Server 2012
19 63 (14.52%) Cisco
20 61 (14.06%) Migration
21 59 (13.59%) DHCP
21 59 (13.59%) Infrastructure Engineering
22 58 (13.36%) Microsoft App-V
23 57 (13.13%) Microsoft Intune
24 51 (11.75%) XenDesktop
25 50 (11.52%) Microsoft Certification
26 47 (10.83%) SQL

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 34 (7.83%) SharePoint
2 33 (7.60%) MS Exchange
2 33 (7.60%) Skype for Business
3 14 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2010
3 14 (3.23%) IIS
4 9 (2.07%) Exchange Server 2013
5 7 (1.61%) Apache
6 5 (1.15%) SharePoint Server
7 4 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (0.46%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (0.46%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.23%) Apache Spark
9 1 (0.23%) eRoom
9 1 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2000
9 1 (0.23%) Jupyter
Applications
1 94 (21.66%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (1.38%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (0.92%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.46%) Mozilla Thunderbird
5 1 (0.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.23%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.23%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 179 (41.24%) Office 365
2 101 (23.27%) Microsoft Azure
3 47 (10.83%) Amazon AWS
4 31 (7.14%) Azure Active Directory
5 13 (3.00%) IaaS
6 12 (2.76%) Yammer
7 10 (2.30%) Cloud Computing
8 9 (2.07%) SaaS
9 8 (1.84%) OneDrive
10 3 (0.69%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 3 (0.69%) Datadog
10 3 (0.69%) PaaS
10 3 (0.69%) Slack
11 2 (0.46%) Akamai
11 2 (0.46%) G Suite
11 2 (0.46%) Mimecast
12 1 (0.23%) Amazon Glacier
Communications & Networking
1 82 (18.89%) DNS
2 59 (13.59%) DHCP
3 44 (10.14%) Skype
4 40 (9.22%) LAN
5 39 (8.99%) Firewall
6 34 (7.83%) WAN
7 33 (7.60%) VPN
8 30 (6.91%) SAN
9 25 (5.76%) TCP/IP
10 24 (5.53%) Remote Desktop
11 18 (4.15%) NetScaler
12 16 (3.69%) VLAN
13 12 (2.76%) Internet
14 10 (2.30%) Fibre Channel
14 10 (2.30%) iSCSI
14 10 (2.30%) VoIP
15 9 (2.07%) SSL
16 8 (1.84%) SMTP
16 8 (1.84%) Wireless
17 7 (1.61%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (6.91%) SQL Server
2 25 (5.76%) Amazon RDS
3 8 (1.84%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (1.84%) SQL Server 2012
4 7 (1.61%) SQL Server 2016
5 6 (1.38%) Oracle Database
5 6 (1.38%) Oracle Database 10g
6 4 (0.92%) MySQL
6 4 (0.92%) Power BI
7 2 (0.46%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.23%) Big Data
8 1 (0.23%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.23%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 7 (1.61%) InstallShield
1 7 (1.61%) Jenkins
1 7 (1.61%) MSI
2 5 (1.15%) Git (software)
3 4 (0.92%) JMeter
3 4 (0.92%) LoadRunner
3 4 (0.92%) Subversion
4 2 (0.46%) AdminStudio
4 2 (0.46%) Hudson
4 2 (0.46%) JIRA
4 2 (0.46%) Metasploit
4 2 (0.46%) SilkTest
5 1 (0.23%) Visual Studio
General
1 34 (7.83%) Finance
2 19 (4.38%) Retail
3 8 (1.84%) Back Office
4 6 (1.38%) Marketing
5 5 (1.15%) Publishing
6 4 (0.92%) Financial Institution
6 4 (0.92%) Law
6 4 (0.92%) Military
6 4 (0.92%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.46%) Advertising
7 2 (0.46%) Banking
7 2 (0.46%) Electronics
7 2 (0.46%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.23%) Automotive
8 1 (0.23%) Legal
8 1 (0.23%) Local Government
8 1 (0.23%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 89 (20.51%) Analyst
2 56 (12.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 55 (12.67%) Desktop Support
3 55 (12.67%) Windows Engineer
4 50 (11.52%) Support Engineer
5 35 (8.06%) Architect
6 34 (7.83%) SCCM Engineer
7 27 (6.22%) Desktop Engineer
7 27 (6.22%) Systems Engineer
8 25 (5.76%) Consultant
9 23 (5.30%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 22 (5.07%) 2nd Line Support
11 21 (4.84%) Senior Analyst
12 20 (4.61%) Server Engineer
12 20 (4.61%) Service Analyst
13 19 (4.38%) Infrastructure Analyst
13 19 (4.38%) Windows Server Engineer
14 17 (3.92%) Desktop Support Engineer
15 16 (3.69%) Desktop Analyst
16 15 (3.46%) Deployment Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (6.68%) Web Services
2 8 (1.84%) Software Packaging
3 5 (1.15%) JSON
3 5 (1.15%) Web Services Management
4 3 (0.69%) SAML
5 2 (0.46%) .NET
5 2 (0.46%) .NET Framework
5 2 (0.46%) REST
6 1 (0.23%) COM
6 1 (0.23%) Elastic Stack
6 1 (0.23%) Natural Language Processing
6 1 (0.23%) OAuth
6 1 (0.23%) SailPoint
6 1 (0.23%) TensorFlow
Miscellaneous
1 28 (6.45%) PKI
2 25 (5.76%) Clustering
2 25 (5.76%) Fat Client
2 25 (5.76%) Thin Client
3 23 (5.30%) Analytical Skills
3 23 (5.30%) Data Centre
4 20 (4.61%) Video Conferencing
5 19 (4.38%) Management Information System
6 14 (3.23%) Self-Motivation
7 13 (3.00%) Client/Server
8 9 (2.07%) iPad
9 7 (1.61%) iPhone
10 6 (1.38%) CMDB
10 6 (1.38%) DataPower
11 4 (0.92%) Blackberry
11 4 (0.92%) Computer Science
11 4 (0.92%) Device Driver
11 4 (0.92%) Driving Licence
11 4 (0.92%) Smartphone
12 2 (0.46%) Cyberthreat
Operating Systems
1 347 (79.95%) Windows
2 151 (34.79%) Windows 10
3 134 (30.88%) Windows Server
4 114 (26.27%) Windows 7
5 74 (17.05%) Windows Server 2008
6 69 (15.90%) Windows Server 2012
7 31 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
8 23 (5.30%) Apple iOS
8 23 (5.30%) Linux
9 19 (4.38%) Mac OS
10 12 (2.76%) Unix
11 8 (1.84%) Android
12 7 (1.61%) Mac OS X
12 7 (1.61%) Windows 8
13 6 (1.38%) Check Point GAiA
13 6 (1.38%) Windows XP
14 5 (1.15%) AIX
15 2 (0.46%) Solaris
15 2 (0.46%) Windows Embedded Compact
16 1 (0.23%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 119 (27.42%) ITIL
2 61 (14.06%) Migration
3 59 (13.59%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 43 (9.91%) Change Management
5 41 (9.45%) Application Packaging
6 31 (7.14%) Mobile Device Management
7 27 (6.22%) Problem Management
8 22 (5.07%) Service Delivery
9 21 (4.84%) ITIL V3
9 21 (4.84%) Problem-Solving
10 20 (4.61%) Service Management
11 19 (4.38%) Data Protection
12 16 (3.69%) DevOps
12 16 (3.69%) Incident Management
12 16 (3.69%) Operations Management
12 16 (3.69%) Runbook
13 15 (3.46%) User Acceptance Testing
14 14 (3.23%) Patch Management
14 14 (3.23%) Project Management
15 13 (3.00%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 117 (26.96%) PowerShell
2 47 (10.83%) SQL
3 12 (2.76%) Python
3 12 (2.76%) VBScript
4 11 (2.53%) Java
5 10 (2.30%) VB
6 7 (1.61%) C
6 7 (1.61%) C#
7 6 (1.38%) Bash Shell
8 5 (1.15%) Ruby
9 2 (0.46%) Perl
Qualifications
1 104 (23.96%) Security Cleared
2 83 (19.12%) SC Cleared
3 50 (11.52%) Microsoft Certification
4 35 (8.06%) DV Cleared
5 29 (6.68%) MCSE
6 27 (6.22%) MCSA
7 19 (4.38%) Citrix Certification
8 15 (3.46%) CCA
9 8 (1.84%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 8 (1.84%) MCDST
10 6 (1.38%) CCSE
10 6 (1.38%) MCITP
10 6 (1.38%) MCP
10 6 (1.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 5 (1.15%) A+ Certification
11 5 (1.15%) ISEB
11 5 (1.15%) ISTQB
12 4 (0.92%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 4 (0.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 3 (0.69%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (6.22%) SLA
2 16 (3.69%) QA
3 15 (3.46%) GDPR
4 1 (0.23%) FIPS 140-2
System Software
1 278 (64.06%) Active Directory
2 101 (23.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 77 (17.74%) Hyper-V
4 58 (13.36%) Microsoft App-V
5 51 (11.75%) XenDesktop
6 44 (10.14%) VMware ESXi
7 39 (8.99%) XenApp
8 26 (5.99%) Virtual Desktop
9 24 (5.53%) XenServer
10 16 (3.69%) DFS Replication
11 13 (3.00%) BitLocker
12 11 (2.53%) vSphere
13 9 (2.07%) Virtual Machines
14 7 (1.61%) Virtual Servers
15 4 (0.92%) VMware Workstation
16 3 (0.69%) VMware Server
17 2 (0.46%) Samba
17 2 (0.46%) Xen
18 1 (0.23%) Docker
18 1 (0.23%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 77 (17.74%) SCOM
2 57 (13.13%) Microsoft Intune
3 40 (9.22%) WSUS
4 15 (3.46%) SCVMM
5 14 (3.23%) Single Sign-On
6 11 (2.53%) vCenter Server
7 10 (2.30%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 8 (1.84%) NetBackup
9 7 (1.61%) AirWatch
10 6 (1.38%) McAfee ePO
11 5 (1.15%) Perfmon
11 5 (1.15%) Puppet
11 5 (1.15%) SCSM
11 5 (1.15%) Terraform
12 4 (0.92%) vRealize
13 3 (0.69%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
13 3 (0.69%) OpenView Configuration Management
13 3 (0.69%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
14 2 (0.46%) Ansible
14 2 (0.46%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 211 (48.62%) Microsoft
2 138 (31.80%) VMware
3 114 (26.27%) Citrix
4 63 (14.52%) Cisco
5 39 (8.99%) McAfee
6 38 (8.76%) HP
7 27 (6.22%) SolarWinds
8 24 (5.53%) Apple
9 23 (5.30%) Ivanti
10 20 (4.61%) EMC
11 19 (4.38%) Remedy
12 18 (4.15%) ServiceNow
13 15 (3.46%) Oracle
14 14 (3.23%) Dell
15 10 (2.30%) Wyse
16 9 (2.07%) CheckPoint
17 8 (1.84%) NetApp
17 8 (1.84%) Splunk
17 8 (1.84%) Veritas
18 7 (1.61%) IBM