Period
to 23 May 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 23 May 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
23 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 98 184 134
Rank change year-on-year +86 -50 -40
Contract jobs citing SCCM 395 187 324
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 2.36% 1.22% 1.80%
As % of the Systems Management category 17.29% 11.25% 15.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 232 92 174
South East median daily rate £325 £338 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.70% -0.74% -2.58%
10th Percentile £138 £142 £155
90th Percentile £538 £500 £525
England median daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 16 23
South East median hourly rate £16.22 £16.50 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.73% -21.43% +24.81%
10th Percentile £13.50 £10.13 £13.66
90th Percentile £25.00 £54.70 £55.65
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.94
% change year-on-year - -2.47% +7.31%

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 2,284 1,662 2,057
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 13.65% 10.87% 11.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,327 969 1,221
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 £258
90th Percentile £588 £550 £538
England median daily rate £498 £460 £425
% change year-on-year +8.15% +8.24% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 64 80
South East median hourly rate £16.62 £17.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.06% -50.00% +89.19%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.00 £16.05
90th Percentile £56.05 £56.95 £57.63
England median hourly rate £17.52 £21.50 £21.33
% change year-on-year -18.51% +0.80% +6.65%

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 23 May 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 23 May 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 23 May 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 +47 170 £325 -10.10% 20
Hampshire +54 131 £400 +29.03% 15
Berkshire +38 73 £475 +47.29% 7
Surrey +3 63 £250 +19.05% 6
Buckinghamshire -8 49 £320 -7.25% 5
Oxfordshire +31 48 £288 -41.03% 8
West Sussex +5 19 £300 +100.00% 2
Kent +16 11 £325 -13.33% 2
East Sussex -1 2 £300 +116.22%
Sussex - 1 £140 -
SCCM
England

For the 6 months to 23 May 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.

1 293 (74.18%) Windows
2 228 (57.72%) Active Directory
3 167 (42.28%) Microsoft
4 134 (33.92%) Windows 10
5 130 (32.91%) Office 365
6 115 (29.11%) PowerShell
7 114 (28.86%) Windows Server
8 110 (27.85%) VMware
9 98 (24.81%) Windows 7
10 96 (24.30%) Security Cleared
10 96 (24.30%) ITIL
11 92 (23.29%) Microsoft Azure
12 91 (23.04%) Citrix
13 83 (21.01%) SC Cleared
14 82 (20.76%) SCOM
15 75 (18.99%) VMware Infrastructure
16 74 (18.73%) Microsoft Office
17 73 (18.48%) Hyper-V
18 67 (16.96%) Windows Server 2012
19 64 (16.20%) DNS
20 58 (14.68%) Windows Server 2008
21 56 (14.18%) Migration
22 52 (13.16%) SQL
23 49 (12.41%) DHCP
23 49 (12.41%) Microsoft App-V
24 47 (11.90%) Cisco
25 46 (11.65%) Amazon AWS
26 44 (11.14%) Microsoft Certification
26 44 (11.14%) Microsoft Intune
27 38 (9.62%) XenDesktop

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 27 (6.84%) SharePoint
2 24 (6.08%) MS Exchange
3 20 (5.06%) Skype for Business
4 12 (3.04%) IIS
5 5 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2007
6 4 (1.01%) Apache
6 4 (1.01%) SharePoint Server
7 3 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2010
8 2 (0.51%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.25%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2000
9 1 (0.25%) WebSphere
Applications
1 74 (18.73%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (1.77%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (1.52%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (1.01%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.76%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.25%) Mozilla Thunderbird
Business Applications
1 1 (0.25%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 130 (32.91%) Office 365
2 92 (23.29%) Microsoft Azure
3 46 (11.65%) Amazon AWS
4 25 (6.33%) Azure Active Directory
5 11 (2.78%) IaaS
6 8 (2.03%) G Suite
6 8 (2.03%) Yammer
7 6 (1.52%) OneDrive
8 3 (0.76%) SaaS
9 2 (0.51%) AWS CloudFormation
9 2 (0.51%) GitHub
9 2 (0.51%) PaaS
10 1 (0.25%) Amazon Glacier
Communications & Networking
1 64 (16.20%) DNS
2 49 (12.41%) DHCP
3 36 (9.11%) Firewall
4 29 (7.34%) VPN
5 28 (7.09%) LAN
6 27 (6.84%) Remote Desktop
6 27 (6.84%) SAN
6 27 (6.84%) Skype
7 23 (5.82%) WAN
8 16 (4.05%) TCP/IP
9 15 (3.80%) VLAN
10 9 (2.28%) Internet
11 8 (2.03%) Cisco ISE
11 8 (2.03%) NetScaler
12 7 (1.77%) Network Security
13 6 (1.52%) Fibre Channel
13 6 (1.52%) iSCSI
13 6 (1.52%) NAS
13 6 (1.52%) VoIP
13 6 (1.52%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (6.33%) SQL Server
2 21 (5.32%) Amazon RDS
3 10 (2.53%) SQL Server 2016
4 7 (1.77%) SQL Server 2012
5 5 (1.27%) Hadoop
5 5 (1.27%) Oracle Database
5 5 (1.27%) Power BI
6 4 (1.01%) SQLPlus
7 3 (0.76%) Big Data
7 3 (0.76%) MySQL
7 3 (0.76%) Oracle Database 10g
7 3 (0.76%) SQL Server 2005
7 3 (0.76%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.25%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 6 (1.52%) Jenkins
2 4 (1.01%) InstallShield
2 4 (1.01%) JMeter
2 4 (1.01%) LoadRunner
2 4 (1.01%) Subversion
3 3 (0.76%) MSI
4 2 (0.51%) Artifactory
4 2 (0.51%) Hudson
4 2 (0.51%) JIRA
4 2 (0.51%) SilkTest
5 1 (0.25%) AdminStudio
5 1 (0.25%) LoadUI
5 1 (0.25%) SoapUI
5 1 (0.25%) Visual Studio
General
1 31 (7.85%) Finance
2 10 (2.53%) Retail
3 8 (2.03%) Back Office
4 7 (1.77%) Telecoms
5 6 (1.52%) Publishing
6 5 (1.27%) Marketing
7 4 (1.01%) Financial Institution
8 3 (0.76%) Banking
8 3 (0.76%) Local Government
8 3 (0.76%) Military
9 2 (0.51%) Advertising
10 1 (0.25%) Automotive
10 1 (0.25%) French Language
10 1 (0.25%) Legal
Job Titles
1 65 (16.46%) Architect
2 58 (14.68%) Analyst
3 50 (12.66%) Desktop Support
4 47 (11.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 47 (11.90%) Windows Engineer
5 45 (11.39%) Support Engineer
6 31 (7.85%) SCCM Engineer
7 27 (6.84%) 2nd Line Support
8 22 (5.57%) Support Analyst
9 21 (5.32%) Desktop Engineer
10 20 (5.06%) Systems Engineer
11 18 (4.56%) Server Engineer
12 17 (4.30%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 17 (4.30%) Desktop Analyst
13 16 (4.05%) Windows Server Engineer
14 15 (3.80%) 2nd Line Engineer
15 14 (3.54%) Active Directory Engineer
15 14 (3.54%) Consultant
15 14 (3.54%) Desktop Support Engineer
15 14 (3.54%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (7.34%) Web Services
2 7 (1.77%) REST
2 7 (1.77%) Software Packaging
3 5 (1.27%) Node.js
4 4 (1.01%) Web Services Management
5 3 (0.76%) JSON
6 2 (0.51%) .NET
6 2 (0.51%) LDAP
7 1 (0.25%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 24 (6.08%) Clustering
2 23 (5.82%) Fat Client
2 23 (5.82%) Thin Client
3 21 (5.32%) Analytical Skills
3 21 (5.32%) Data Centre
4 20 (5.06%) PKI
5 18 (4.56%) Video Conferencing
6 13 (3.29%) iPad
7 9 (2.28%) CMDB
7 9 (2.28%) Management Information System
8 8 (2.03%) Client/Server
8 8 (2.03%) iPhone
8 8 (2.03%) Smartphone
9 6 (1.52%) BYOD
9 6 (1.52%) Self-Motivation
10 4 (1.01%) Blackberry
11 3 (0.76%) Computer Science
11 3 (0.76%) Driving Licence
11 3 (0.76%) Hybrid Cloud
11 3 (0.76%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 293 (74.18%) Windows
2 134 (33.92%) Windows 10
3 114 (28.86%) Windows Server
4 98 (24.81%) Windows 7
5 67 (16.96%) Windows Server 2012
6 58 (14.68%) Windows Server 2008
7 32 (8.10%) Linux
8 29 (7.34%) Windows Server 2003
9 23 (5.82%) Apple iOS
10 21 (5.32%) Mac OS
11 14 (3.54%) Android
12 11 (2.78%) SUSE
13 10 (2.53%) Windows 8
14 8 (2.03%) Mac OS X
14 8 (2.03%) Unix
14 8 (2.03%) Windows XP
15 5 (1.27%) AIX
15 5 (1.27%) Windows Vista
16 4 (1.01%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
16 4 (1.01%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 96 (24.30%) ITIL
2 56 (14.18%) Migration
3 38 (9.62%) Application Packaging
4 31 (7.85%) Mobile Device Management
5 28 (7.09%) Problem Management
6 25 (6.33%) Problem-Solving
7 24 (6.08%) Change Management
8 19 (4.81%) DevOps
9 18 (4.56%) User Acceptance Testing
9 18 (4.56%) Validation
10 17 (4.30%) Service Delivery
11 16 (4.05%) Server Building
11 16 (4.05%) Service Management
12 15 (3.80%) Data Protection
12 15 (3.80%) Runbook
13 14 (3.54%) ITIL V3
13 14 (3.54%) Matrix Organization
13 14 (3.54%) Virtual Environments
14 12 (3.04%) Operations Management
14 12 (3.04%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 115 (29.11%) PowerShell
2 52 (13.16%) SQL
3 13 (3.29%) VBScript
4 10 (2.53%) VB
5 9 (2.28%) Bash Shell
6 6 (1.52%) Python
7 5 (1.27%) C
7 5 (1.27%) Java
7 5 (1.27%) JavaScript
8 4 (1.01%) C#
9 2 (0.51%) Perl
9 2 (0.51%) PHP
10 1 (0.25%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 96 (24.30%) Security Cleared
2 83 (21.01%) SC Cleared
3 44 (11.14%) Microsoft Certification
4 37 (9.37%) MCSE
5 27 (6.84%) DV Cleared
6 17 (4.30%) MCSA
7 10 (2.53%) MCP
8 9 (2.28%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 9 (2.28%) MCITP
9 8 (2.03%) CCA
9 8 (2.03%) Citrix Certification
9 8 (2.03%) MCDST
10 6 (1.52%) A+ Certification
10 6 (1.52%) PMP
11 5 (1.27%) Cisco Certification
11 5 (1.27%) PMI Certification
11 5 (1.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 4 (1.01%) CCSP
12 4 (1.01%) ISEB
12 4 (1.01%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (6.58%) SLA
2 15 (3.80%) GDPR
3 4 (1.01%) QA
System Software
1 228 (57.72%) Active Directory
2 75 (18.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 73 (18.48%) Hyper-V
4 49 (12.41%) Microsoft App-V
5 38 (9.62%) XenDesktop
6 34 (8.61%) VMware ESXi
7 30 (7.59%) XenApp
8 25 (6.33%) Virtual Desktop
9 18 (4.56%) XenServer
10 11 (2.78%) DFS Replication
11 6 (1.52%) Virtual Servers
12 5 (1.27%) VMware Server
13 4 (1.01%) BitLocker
14 3 (0.76%) VMware Workstation
15 2 (0.51%) Virtual Machines
15 2 (0.51%) vSphere
16 1 (0.25%) Docker
16 1 (0.25%) Forefront TMG
16 1 (0.25%) UAG
16 1 (0.25%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 82 (20.76%) SCOM
2 44 (11.14%) Microsoft Intune
3 24 (6.08%) WSUS
4 22 (5.57%) SCVMM
5 12 (3.04%) AirWatch
6 10 (2.53%) Single Sign-On
7 7 (1.77%) Puppet
7 7 (1.77%) SCSM
8 6 (1.52%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 6 (1.52%) vCenter Server
9 5 (1.27%) NetBackup
10 4 (1.01%) McAfee ePO
10 4 (1.01%) Perfmon
10 4 (1.01%) vRealize
11 3 (0.76%) Microsoft Clustering
11 3 (0.76%) OpenView Configuration Management
12 2 (0.51%) Nagios
12 2 (0.51%) Nessus
12 2 (0.51%) Red Hat Satellite
12 2 (0.51%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 167 (42.28%) Microsoft
2 110 (27.85%) VMware
3 91 (23.04%) Citrix
4 47 (11.90%) Cisco
5 30 (7.59%) McAfee
6 28 (7.09%) Apple
6 28 (7.09%) SolarWinds
7 26 (6.58%) HP
8 25 (6.33%) Remedy
9 18 (4.56%) Ivanti
10 14 (3.54%) ServiceNow
11 13 (3.29%) EMC
12 12 (3.04%) Oracle
13 10 (2.53%) Wyse
14 9 (2.28%) Dell
14 9 (2.28%) Polycom
15 8 (2.03%) Google
16 7 (1.77%) Symantec
16 7 (1.77%) Veeam
17 6 (1.52%) NetApp