Period
to 31 October 2020

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 31 October 2020 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
31 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 73 72 90
Rank change year-on-year -1 +18 +36
Contract jobs citing SCCM 99 395 434
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 2.75% 2.88% 2.62%
As % of the Systems Management category 17.31% 22.38% 19.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 237 248
Median daily rate £350 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.67% +7.14% -5.41%
10th Percentile £135 £147 £148
90th Percentile £530 £505 £502
England median daily rate £363 £363 £350
% change year-on-year - +3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 24 32
Median hourly rate £17.85 £16.00 £14.53
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.56% +10.15% -24.30%
10th Percentile £13.37 £11.85 £11.85
90th Percentile £22.06 £27.88 £19.75
England median hourly rate £19.39 £17.47 £17.50
% change year-on-year +11.02% -0.20% +20.69%

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 572 1,765 2,234
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 15.87% 12.86% 13.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 351 1,058 1,342
Median daily rate £473 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £250 £259 £263
90th Percentile £613 £613 £588
England median daily rate £500 £500 £500
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 59 71
Median hourly rate £32.50 £21.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +54.76% +23.53% +21.43%
10th Percentile £12.30 £11.85 £11.85
90th Percentile £57.00 £82.50 £51.25
Median hourly rate £35.00 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +75.00% +14.29% -

SCCM
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing SCCM as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing SCCM in the South East.

Daily rate trend for SCCM in the South East

SCCM
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing SCCM in the South East over the 6 months to 31 October 2020.

Daily rate histogram for SCCM in the South East

SCCM
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing SCCM in the South East.

Hourly rate trend 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 31 October 2020. 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
Hampshire +15 47 £200 -50.25% 7
Thames Valley +26 31 £450 +28.57% 10
Berkshire +35 18 £425 +21.43% 7
Buckinghamshire +12 11 £488 +39.29% 2
Surrey +36 8 £350 - 11
East Sussex +26 5 £200 -41.18% 2
Kent +24 4 £150 -57.14%
West Sussex +15 4 £370 +17.46% 3
Oxfordshire +27 2 £114 -64.78% 1
Middlesex - 1 £375 -
SCCM
England

For the 6 months to 31 October 2020, 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 70 (70.71%) Windows
2 58 (58.59%) Active Directory
3 47 (47.47%) Microsoft
4 36 (36.36%) Windows 10
5 32 (32.32%) VMware
6 31 (31.31%) Office 365
7 27 (27.27%) Azure
8 23 (23.23%) Migration
8 23 (23.23%) Windows Server
9 20 (20.20%) DNS
9 20 (20.20%) Windows 7
9 20 (20.20%) Security Cleared
9 20 (20.20%) VMware Infrastructure
9 20 (20.20%) PowerShell
9 20 (20.20%) vSphere
10 19 (19.19%) DHCP
11 18 (18.18%) SCOM
12 17 (17.17%) Microsoft Office
13 15 (15.15%) Citrix
14 14 (14.14%) McAfee
15 13 (13.13%) Firewall
15 13 (13.13%) Problem-Solving
16 12 (12.12%) Windows Server 2012
16 12 (12.12%) Analytics
17 11 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 11 (11.11%) ITIL
18 10 (10.10%) SQL
18 10 (10.10%) Linux
18 10 (10.10%) CMDB
18 10 (10.10%) SC 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 9 (9.09%) SharePoint
2 5 (5.05%) Exchange Server 2013
2 5 (5.05%) MS Exchange
3 3 (3.03%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (2.02%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (2.02%) IIS
5 1 (1.01%) IBM Notes
5 1 (1.01%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (1.01%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 17 (17.17%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (8.08%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (7.07%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (1.01%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.01%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (3.03%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 31 (31.31%) Office 365
2 27 (27.27%) Azure
3 10 (10.10%) Azure Active Directory
4 8 (8.08%) AWS
4 8 (8.08%) OneDrive
5 5 (5.05%) Power Platform
6 3 (3.03%) IaaS
6 3 (3.03%) PaaS
6 3 (3.03%) SaaS
7 1 (1.01%) PowerApps
7 1 (1.01%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 20 (20.20%) DNS
2 19 (19.19%) DHCP
3 13 (13.13%) Firewall
4 8 (8.08%) LAN
4 8 (8.08%) WAN
5 7 (7.07%) TCP/IP
5 7 (7.07%) VPN
6 6 (6.06%) Wireless
7 4 (4.04%) Network Security
7 4 (4.04%) SAN
7 4 (4.04%) Skype
8 3 (3.03%) Internet
8 3 (3.03%) NetScaler
9 2 (2.02%) IP Telephony
9 2 (2.02%) VSAN
10 1 (1.01%) Cisco Firepower
10 1 (1.01%) DSL
10 1 (1.01%) NAS
10 1 (1.01%) Remote Desktop
10 1 (1.01%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.04%) Power BI
1 4 (4.04%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.01%) dBASE
2 1 (1.01%) MS Access
2 1 (1.01%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (3.03%) MSI
2 2 (2.02%) InstallShield
3 1 (1.01%) ClearCase
3 1 (1.01%) ClearQuest
3 1 (1.01%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 9 (9.09%) Finance
2 6 (6.06%) Telecoms
3 3 (3.03%) Public Sector
4 1 (1.01%) Automotive
4 1 (1.01%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 16 (16.16%) Support Engineer
2 15 (15.15%) Architect
3 10 (10.10%) Analyst
4 9 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 8 (8.08%) Wintel Engineer
6 7 (7.07%) Infrastructure Architect
7 6 (6.06%) Data Analyst
7 6 (6.06%) Desktop Support
7 6 (6.06%) Windows Engineer
8 5 (5.05%) Desktop Engineer
8 5 (5.05%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 4 (4.04%) 2nd Line Support
9 4 (4.04%) 3rd Line Support
9 4 (4.04%) Build Engineer
9 4 (4.04%) Business Intelligence Analyst
9 4 (4.04%) Developer
9 4 (4.04%) IT Support
9 4 (4.04%) Power BI Analyst
9 4 (4.04%) Remote Support Engineer
9 4 (4.04%) Senior Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.04%) .NET
2 2 (2.02%) Software Packaging
3 1 (1.01%) Ajax
3 1 (1.01%) HTML
3 1 (1.01%) LDAP
3 1 (1.01%) SOAP
3 1 (1.01%) Web Services
3 1 (1.01%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (10.10%) CMDB
2 5 (5.05%) User Experience
3 4 (4.04%) PKI
3 4 (4.04%) Self-Motivation
4 3 (3.03%) Client/Server
4 3 (3.03%) Data Centre
4 3 (3.03%) Public Cloud
5 2 (2.02%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.02%) Clustering
5 2 (2.02%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.02%) Replication
6 1 (1.01%) EMC VNX
6 1 (1.01%) Fat Client
6 1 (1.01%) FMCG
6 1 (1.01%) iPad
6 1 (1.01%) NHS
6 1 (1.01%) PACS
6 1 (1.01%) Smartphone
6 1 (1.01%) Thin Client
6 1 (1.01%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 70 (70.71%) Windows
2 36 (36.36%) Windows 10
3 23 (23.23%) Windows Server
4 20 (20.20%) Windows 7
5 12 (12.12%) Windows Server 2012
6 10 (10.10%) Linux
7 6 (6.06%) Windows Server 2016
7 6 (6.06%) Windows Server 2019
8 5 (5.05%) Unix
9 4 (4.04%) Apple iOS
9 4 (4.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (4.04%) Windows 8
9 4 (4.04%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (2.02%) AIX
10 2 (2.02%) Android
10 2 (2.02%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (1.01%) CentOS
11 1 (1.01%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (1.01%) Windows NT
11 1 (1.01%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (23.23%) Migration
2 13 (13.13%) Problem-Solving
3 12 (12.12%) Analytics
4 11 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 11 (11.11%) ITIL
5 8 (8.08%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (8.08%) Configuration Management
5 8 (8.08%) ITSM
5 8 (8.08%) Software Deployment
6 7 (7.07%) Project Management
7 6 (6.06%) Application Packaging
8 5 (5.05%) Data Analysis
8 5 (5.05%) DevOps
8 5 (5.05%) Kalman Filter
8 5 (5.05%) Mobile Device Management
8 5 (5.05%) Validation
9 4 (4.04%) Business Analytics
9 4 (4.04%) Patch Management
9 4 (4.04%) Records Management
9 4 (4.04%) Software Distribution
Programming Languages
1 20 (20.20%) PowerShell
2 10 (10.10%) SQL
3 3 (3.03%) VB
3 3 (3.03%) VBScript
4 1 (1.01%) C
4 1 (1.01%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.01%) VB.NET
4 1 (1.01%) VBA
Qualifications
1 20 (20.20%) Security Cleared
2 10 (10.10%) SC Cleared
3 6 (6.06%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (5.05%) DV Cleared
5 3 (3.03%) A+ Certification
5 3 (3.03%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (3.03%) MCP
6 2 (2.02%) MCSA
7 1 (1.01%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (1.01%) Degree
7 1 (1.01%) MCITP
7 1 (1.01%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.06%) SLA
2 3 (3.03%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.01%) GxP
3 1 (1.01%) QA
System Software
1 58 (58.59%) Active Directory
2 20 (20.20%) VMware Infrastructure
2 20 (20.20%) vSphere
3 7 (7.07%) Microsoft App-V
4 4 (4.04%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (3.03%) Hyper-V
6 2 (2.02%) Terminal Server
6 2 (2.02%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (2.02%) XenApp
7 1 (1.01%) DFS Replication
7 1 (1.01%) Terminal Services
7 1 (1.01%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (1.01%) VMware NSX
7 1 (1.01%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 18 (18.18%) SCOM
2 8 (8.08%) Microsoft Intune
3 6 (6.06%) McAfee ePO
3 6 (6.06%) vRealize
4 5 (5.05%) WSUS
5 4 (4.04%) Nessus
5 4 (4.04%) QRadar
6 2 (2.02%) Microsoft Clustering
6 2 (2.02%) SCOrch
6 2 (2.02%) vCenter Server
7 1 (1.01%) AirWatch
7 1 (1.01%) Failover Clustering
7 1 (1.01%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 1 (1.01%) PowerCLI
7 1 (1.01%) SCDPM
7 1 (1.01%) SCSM
7 1 (1.01%) SmoothWall
7 1 (1.01%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 1 (1.01%) Terraform
7 1 (1.01%) WMI
Vendors
1 47 (47.47%) Microsoft
2 32 (32.32%) VMware
3 15 (15.15%) Citrix
4 14 (14.14%) McAfee
5 10 (10.10%) ServiceNow
6 8 (8.08%) Cisco
6 8 (8.08%) Remedy
7 5 (5.05%) Red Hat
7 5 (5.05%) Snow
7 5 (5.05%) Zscaler
8 4 (4.04%) Carbon Black
8 4 (4.04%) HP
8 4 (4.04%) Intel
8 4 (4.04%) Ivanti
8 4 (4.04%) Juniper
8 4 (4.04%) NetApp
8 4 (4.04%) Symantec
9 3 (3.03%) CheckPoint
9 3 (3.03%) SolarWinds
9 3 (3.03%) Veeam