Period
to 21 September 2019

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 21 September 2019 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
21 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 77 87 149
Rank change year-on-year +10 +62 -18
Contract jobs citing SCCM 421 440 269
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 2.94% 2.66% 1.64%
As % of the Systems Management category 21.60% 19.84% 13.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 265 247 174
South East median daily rate £388 £325 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +19.23% -13.33% +15.38%
10th Percentile £140 £148 £147
90th Percentile £538 £505 £534
England median daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year +7.14% +7.69% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 25 15
South East median hourly rate £16.62 £16.10 £17.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.20% -7.34% -17.26%
10th Percentile £13.07 £11.85 £10.13
90th Percentile £29.60 £25.80 £27.02
England median hourly rate £18.38 £17.50 £14.75
% change year-on-year +5.00% +18.64% -18.06%

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 1,949 2,218 1,987
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 13.59% 13.41% 12.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,200 1,311 1,207
South East median daily rate £460 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.22% +5.88% +5.26%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £250
90th Percentile £625 £575 £556
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 75 55
South East median hourly rate £16.62 £17.50 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.06% +40.00% -54.34%
10th Percentile £12.00 £10.50 £10.54
90th Percentile £82.50 £56.15 £43.15
England median hourly rate £20.70 £18.70 £17.50
% change year-on-year +10.68% +6.86% -22.22%

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 21 September 2019.

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 21 September 2019.

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 21 September 2019. 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 -6 162 £375 +15.38% 23
Hampshire -1 134 £415 +7.44% 18
Berkshire -4 82 £375 -2.60% 13
Surrey +35 61 £338 +19.47% 16
Buckinghamshire +13 45 £400 +100.00% 7
Oxfordshire +7 37 £475 +46.15% 3
West Sussex +24 28 £275 -25.42% 5
Kent +9 20 £325 - 8
East Sussex +1 8 £340 +36.00% 3
Sussex -1 2 - -
SCCM
England

For the 6 months to 21 September 2019, 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.

1 349 (82.90%) Windows
2 260 (61.76%) Microsoft
3 245 (58.19%) Active Directory
4 220 (52.26%) Windows 10
5 160 (38.00%) Office 365
6 128 (30.40%) Windows Server
7 123 (29.22%) VMware
8 108 (25.65%) PowerShell
9 96 (22.80%) Windows 7
10 94 (22.33%) Citrix
11 93 (22.09%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 91 (21.62%) Azure
13 77 (18.29%) VMware Infrastructure
14 76 (18.05%) DNS
15 72 (17.10%) Cisco
16 70 (16.63%) Windows Server 2008
17 68 (16.15%) SCOM
17 68 (16.15%) ITIL
18 66 (15.68%) Hyper-V
19 62 (14.73%) Windows Server 2012
20 61 (14.49%) Security Cleared
21 59 (14.01%) MS Exchange
21 59 (14.01%) Migration
22 58 (13.78%) Firewall
23 56 (13.30%) Skype
24 55 (13.06%) Microsoft Intune
25 52 (12.35%) DHCP
26 50 (11.88%) Skype for Business
27 49 (11.64%) Application Packaging
27 49 (11.64%) Microsoft Certification

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 59 (14.01%) MS Exchange
2 50 (11.88%) Skype for Business
3 33 (7.84%) SharePoint
4 27 (6.41%) Exchange Server 2010
5 13 (3.09%) Exchange Server 2013
6 7 (1.66%) IIS
7 3 (0.71%) BizTalk Server
7 3 (0.71%) IBM Notes
8 2 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (0.48%) MS Project Server
9 1 (0.24%) Apache
9 1 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 44 (10.45%) Microsoft Office
2 16 (3.80%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (1.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.48%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (0.48%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.24%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 3 (0.71%) assyst
2 2 (0.48%) Infor SunSystems
3 1 (0.24%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 160 (38.00%) Office 365
2 91 (21.62%) Azure
3 41 (9.74%) Azure Active Directory
4 17 (4.04%) AWS
4 17 (4.04%) Azure Stack
5 15 (3.56%) IaaS
5 15 (3.56%) Yammer
6 12 (2.85%) OneDrive
7 8 (1.90%) PaaS
8 5 (1.19%) SaaS
9 4 (0.95%) SuccessFactors
9 4 (0.95%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 3 (0.71%) Dynamics 365
10 3 (0.71%) GitHub
10 3 (0.71%) Google Analytics
11 2 (0.48%) iTunes
11 2 (0.48%) Power Platform
12 1 (0.24%) Adobe Creative Cloud
12 1 (0.24%) GCP
12 1 (0.24%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 76 (18.05%) DNS
2 58 (13.78%) Firewall
3 56 (13.30%) Skype
4 52 (12.35%) DHCP
5 30 (7.13%) WAN
6 26 (6.18%) SAN
7 23 (5.46%) Internet
8 22 (5.23%) VLAN
9 21 (4.99%) LAN
10 20 (4.75%) TCP/IP
11 16 (3.80%) Cisco ASA
12 15 (3.56%) NetScaler
13 14 (3.33%) VPN
14 13 (3.09%) Remote Desktop
14 13 (3.09%) Wi-Fi
15 12 (2.85%) IP Telephony
15 12 (2.85%) VoIP
16 11 (2.61%) NaaS
17 8 (1.90%) PBX
18 7 (1.66%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (10.45%) SQL Server
2 6 (1.43%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (0.71%) Oracle Database
3 3 (0.71%) SQL Server 2016
4 2 (0.48%) MySQL
4 2 (0.48%) Power BI
4 2 (0.48%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (0.48%) SQL Server 2017
5 1 (0.24%) GIS
5 1 (0.24%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (0.24%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.24%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 29 (6.89%) MSI
2 26 (6.18%) InstallShield
3 11 (2.61%) AdminStudio
4 3 (0.71%) Git (software)
4 3 (0.71%) JIRA
4 3 (0.71%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.24%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 26 (6.18%) Finance
2 22 (5.23%) Public Sector
3 14 (3.33%) Retail
4 13 (3.09%) Legal
5 12 (2.85%) Law
6 7 (1.66%) Publishing
7 6 (1.43%) Local Government
8 4 (0.95%) Telecoms
9 3 (0.71%) Advertising
9 3 (0.71%) Banking
9 3 (0.71%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.48%) Back Office
10 2 (0.48%) Electronics
10 2 (0.48%) Marketing
11 1 (0.24%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 85 (20.19%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 43 (10.21%) Windows Engineer
3 41 (9.74%) Analyst
4 40 (9.50%) Support Engineer
5 39 (9.26%) Architect
6 32 (7.60%) Desktop Engineer
7 31 (7.36%) Applications Packager
8 30 (7.13%) Desktop Support
9 29 (6.89%) Consultant
10 21 (4.99%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 21 (4.99%) Build Engineer
11 20 (4.75%) 3rd Line Support
12 19 (4.51%) Support Analyst
13 18 (4.28%) Infrastructure Support
13 18 (4.28%) SCCM Engineer
14 16 (3.80%) Desktop Support Engineer
15 14 (3.33%) Infrastructure Architect
16 13 (3.09%) 2nd Line Support
16 13 (3.09%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
16 13 (3.09%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (0.71%) COM
1 3 (0.71%) Java RMI
1 3 (0.71%) Middleware
2 2 (0.48%) HTML
2 2 (0.48%) Web Services
2 2 (0.48%) XMPP
3 1 (0.24%) .NET
3 1 (0.24%) 802.1X
3 1 (0.24%) Ajax
3 1 (0.24%) LDAP
3 1 (0.24%) MAPI
3 1 (0.24%) SOAP
3 1 (0.24%) Software Packaging
3 1 (0.24%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 24 (5.70%) Clustering
2 22 (5.23%) Management Information System
3 20 (4.75%) Data Centre
4 17 (4.04%) Fat Client
4 17 (4.04%) Thin Client
5 14 (3.33%) NHS
6 13 (3.09%) Public Cloud
7 10 (2.38%) Enterprise Software
8 9 (2.14%) Analytical Skills
8 9 (2.14%) Self-Motivation
9 8 (1.90%) Mobile Computing
10 7 (1.66%) Video Conferencing
11 6 (1.43%) Driving Licence
11 6 (1.43%) PKI
12 5 (1.19%) iPad
12 5 (1.19%) Smartphone
13 4 (0.95%) BYOD
13 4 (0.95%) iPhone
14 3 (0.71%) Microsoft Licensing
14 3 (0.71%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 349 (82.90%) Windows
2 220 (52.26%) Windows 10
3 128 (30.40%) Windows Server
4 96 (22.80%) Windows 7
5 70 (16.63%) Windows Server 2008
6 62 (14.73%) Windows Server 2012
7 29 (6.89%) Android
8 24 (5.70%) Linux
8 24 (5.70%) Windows Server 2003
9 21 (4.99%) Windows 8
10 19 (4.51%) Apple iOS
11 16 (3.80%) Windows XP
12 15 (3.56%) Mac OS
13 9 (2.14%) Unix
14 5 (1.19%) Mac OS X
14 5 (1.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 3 (0.71%) CentOS
15 3 (0.71%) Fedora
15 3 (0.71%) Solaris
15 3 (0.71%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (22.09%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 68 (16.15%) ITIL
3 59 (14.01%) Migration
4 49 (11.64%) Application Packaging
5 33 (7.84%) Incident Management
5 33 (7.84%) Problem-Solving
6 24 (5.70%) ITSM
6 24 (5.70%) Problem Management
7 23 (5.46%) Disaster Recovery
8 19 (4.51%) Asset Management
9 18 (4.28%) Change Management
9 18 (4.28%) Information Security
9 18 (4.28%) Mobile Device Management
10 16 (3.80%) Continuous Improvement
11 14 (3.33%) Service Management
12 13 (3.09%) Capacity Management
12 13 (3.09%) Customer-Centricity
12 13 (3.09%) Project Delivery
12 13 (3.09%) Software Deployment
12 13 (3.09%) Thought Leadership
Programming Languages
1 108 (25.65%) PowerShell
2 32 (7.60%) SQL
3 24 (5.70%) VBScript
4 11 (2.61%) Java
5 3 (0.71%) T-SQL
5 3 (0.71%) VB
6 2 (0.48%) C
7 1 (0.24%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.24%) sed
Qualifications
1 61 (14.49%) Security Cleared
2 49 (11.64%) Microsoft Certification
3 36 (8.55%) DV Cleared
4 26 (6.18%) MCSE
5 23 (5.46%) Citrix Certification
5 23 (5.46%) SC Cleared
6 21 (4.99%) CCA
7 19 (4.51%) CCNA
7 19 (4.51%) Cisco Certification
8 18 (4.28%) MCSA
9 16 (3.80%) MCITP
10 14 (3.33%) MCP
11 9 (2.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 6 (1.43%) MCTS
13 4 (0.95%) CCNP
13 4 (0.95%) DBS Check
13 4 (0.95%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 4 (0.95%) VCP5
13 4 (0.95%) VCP6
14 3 (0.71%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (6.89%) SLA
2 19 (4.51%) QA
3 6 (1.43%) GDPR
4 4 (0.95%) Cyber Essentials
5 3 (0.71%) Government Security Classifications
5 3 (0.71%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 3 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.71%) JSP 440
5 3 (0.71%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 245 (58.19%) Active Directory
2 77 (18.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 66 (15.68%) Hyper-V
4 47 (11.16%) XenApp
5 41 (9.74%) Microsoft App-V
6 38 (9.03%) VMware ESXi
7 25 (5.94%) DFS Replication
8 23 (5.46%) vSphere
8 23 (5.46%) XenDesktop
9 10 (2.38%) VMware Workstation
10 8 (1.90%) Citrix Hypervisor
11 7 (1.66%) Virtual Machines
12 6 (1.43%) BitLocker
12 6 (1.43%) Virtual Servers
13 5 (1.19%) vCloud
13 5 (1.19%) Virtual Desktop
14 4 (0.95%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 4 (0.95%) Terminal Services
15 3 (0.71%) Xen
16 2 (0.48%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 68 (16.15%) SCOM
2 55 (13.06%) Microsoft Intune
3 25 (5.94%) WSUS
4 15 (3.56%) SCVMM
5 8 (1.90%) AirWatch
5 8 (1.90%) Single Sign-On
6 7 (1.66%) vCenter Server
7 6 (1.43%) Failover Clustering
7 6 (1.43%) Microsoft Clustering
8 5 (1.19%) NetBackup
9 4 (0.95%) Cisco CUCM
9 4 (0.95%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 4 (0.95%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 4 (0.95%) SolarWinds Orion
9 4 (0.95%) ThinApp
10 3 (0.71%) McAfee ePO
10 3 (0.71%) Nagios
10 3 (0.71%) PaperCut
10 3 (0.71%) SCDPM
10 3 (0.71%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 260 (61.76%) Microsoft
2 123 (29.22%) VMware
3 94 (22.33%) Citrix
4 72 (17.10%) Cisco
5 45 (10.69%) Ivanti
6 21 (4.99%) HP
7 19 (4.51%) Apple
8 16 (3.80%) Proofpoint
9 14 (3.33%) Adobe
9 14 (3.33%) CheckPoint
9 14 (3.33%) Meraki
9 14 (3.33%) Red Hat
10 13 (3.09%) NetApp
11 12 (2.85%) Sony
12 11 (2.61%) Juniper
12 11 (2.61%) Mitel
12 11 (2.61%) Splunk
13 10 (2.38%) Blue Coat
13 10 (2.38%) F5
13 10 (2.38%) Zscaler