Period
to 20 February 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 20 February 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
20 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 110 143 117
Rank change year-on-year +33 -26 -20
Contract jobs citing SCCM 372 252 349
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 2.21% 1.64% 1.91%
As % of the Systems Management category 17.95% 15.05% 19.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 237 155 200
South East median daily rate £350 £338 £312
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.70% +8.26% -10.86%
10th Percentile £131 £160 £143
90th Percentile £514 £500 £475
England median daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 25 39
South East median hourly rate £21.00 £18.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.51% +5.71% +14.75%
10th Percentile £13.40 £10.22 £11.81
90th Percentile £60.00 £55.65 £55.65
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.06 £15.86
% change year-on-year +2.58% +7.57% -5.14%

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 2,073 1,674 1,834
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 12.32% 10.88% 10.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,204 970 1,000
South East median daily rate £450 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £222 £250 £200
90th Percentile £590 £538 £538
England median daily rate £495 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +10.00% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 57 98
South East median hourly rate £15.00 £27.38 £27.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -45.21% -1.53% +33.98%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.00 £13.68
90th Percentile £47.50 £55.65 £55.65
England median hourly rate £17.32 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -13.41% - +1.81%

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 20 February 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 20 February 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 20 February 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 +32 186 £370 +2.35% 25
Hampshire +21 95 £375 +10.29% 17
Berkshire +39 85 £399 +25.51% 15
Surrey -5 60 £195 -7.14% 11
Buckinghamshire -4 59 £273 -22.14% 6
Oxfordshire -13 43 £375 -4.46% 4
West Sussex +6 20 £325 +17.12% 4
Kent -12 6 £190 -41.54% 2
East Sussex -6 3 £400 +188.29%
Middlesex -3 1 - -
M4 Corridor - 1 - -
SCCM
England

For the 6 months to 20 February 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.

1 283 (76.08%) Windows
2 211 (56.72%) Active Directory
3 152 (40.86%) Microsoft
4 118 (31.72%) Office 365
5 116 (31.18%) Windows 10
6 102 (27.42%) SCOM
7 99 (26.61%) ITIL
8 98 (26.34%) VMware
9 94 (25.27%) Windows 7
10 93 (25.00%) PowerShell
11 88 (23.66%) Windows Server
12 87 (23.39%) Security Cleared
13 77 (20.70%) SC Cleared
14 70 (18.82%) Citrix
15 62 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
16 61 (16.40%) Hyper-V
16 61 (16.40%) DNS
17 55 (14.78%) DHCP
18 51 (13.71%) MS Exchange
19 50 (13.44%) Microsoft Azure
20 49 (13.17%) VMware Infrastructure
20 49 (13.17%) Migration
21 46 (12.37%) Microsoft Certification
22 45 (12.10%) Microsoft Office
23 43 (11.56%) Microsoft App-V
24 42 (11.29%) Windows Server 2008
25 40 (10.75%) Cisco
26 39 (10.48%) Linux
27 38 (10.22%) SQL
28 36 (9.68%) MCSE

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 51 (13.71%) MS Exchange
2 22 (5.91%) Skype for Business
3 17 (4.57%) Exchange Server 2010
4 16 (4.30%) SharePoint
5 14 (3.76%) Exchange Server 2007
6 8 (2.15%) IIS
7 7 (1.88%) Exchange Server 2013
8 4 (1.08%) OpenStack
9 3 (0.81%) Apache
10 2 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2003
10 2 (0.54%) IBM Domino
10 2 (0.54%) WebSphere
11 1 (0.27%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 45 (12.10%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (1.61%) Microsoft Project
3 5 (1.34%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (1.34%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.27%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 118 (31.72%) Office 365
2 50 (13.44%) Microsoft Azure
3 31 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
4 11 (2.96%) Azure Active Directory
4 11 (2.96%) G Suite
5 7 (1.88%) OneDrive
6 4 (1.08%) IaaS
7 3 (0.81%) Yammer
8 2 (0.54%) AWS CloudFormation
8 2 (0.54%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.54%) GitHub
9 1 (0.27%) IBM Cloud
9 1 (0.27%) PaaS
9 1 (0.27%) SaaS
9 1 (0.27%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 61 (16.40%) DNS
2 55 (14.78%) DHCP
3 36 (9.68%) LAN
4 31 (8.33%) WAN
5 25 (6.72%) Remote Desktop
5 25 (6.72%) Skype
6 24 (6.45%) Firewall
6 24 (6.45%) SAN
7 21 (5.65%) Kerberos
7 21 (5.65%) TCP/IP
8 14 (3.76%) VPN
9 10 (2.69%) Cisco ISE
10 9 (2.42%) VLAN
11 7 (1.88%) Internet
12 6 (1.61%) ATM
12 6 (1.61%) NAS
13 5 (1.34%) Wi-Fi
14 4 (1.08%) Intranet
14 4 (1.08%) IP Telephony
15 3 (0.81%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (4.30%) SQL Server
2 7 (1.88%) SQL Server 2016
3 5 (1.34%) Hadoop
3 5 (1.34%) Power BI
3 5 (1.34%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (1.08%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (1.08%) SQLPlus
5 3 (0.81%) Amazon RDS
5 3 (0.81%) Big Data
5 3 (0.81%) MySQL
5 3 (0.81%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.27%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.27%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (0.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 12 (3.23%) MSI
2 10 (2.69%) AdminStudio
3 4 (1.08%) Jenkins
4 2 (0.54%) Artifactory
5 1 (0.27%) InstallShield
5 1 (0.27%) LoadUI
5 1 (0.27%) SoapUI
5 1 (0.27%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.27%) WiX
General
1 22 (5.91%) Finance
2 11 (2.96%) Telecoms
3 9 (2.42%) Retail
4 7 (1.88%) Banking
4 7 (1.88%) Financial Institution
4 7 (1.88%) Publishing
5 2 (0.54%) Local Government
6 1 (0.27%) French Language
6 1 (0.27%) Legal
6 1 (0.27%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 68 (18.28%) Architect
2 45 (12.10%) Analyst
3 39 (10.48%) Support Engineer
4 37 (9.95%) Desktop Support
5 31 (8.33%) SCCM Engineer
6 28 (7.53%) Support Analyst
7 27 (7.26%) Windows Engineer
8 24 (6.45%) 2nd Line Support
9 22 (5.91%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 19 (5.11%) Consultant
11 16 (4.30%) 2nd Line Engineer
11 16 (4.30%) Applications Packager
12 14 (3.76%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 14 (3.76%) Desktop Analyst
12 14 (3.76%) Desktop Engineer
12 14 (3.76%) IT Support
13 13 (3.49%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
13 13 (3.49%) 3rd Line Support
13 13 (3.49%) Desktop Support Analyst
13 13 (3.49%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (6.72%) LDAP
2 15 (4.03%) Web Services
3 6 (1.61%) REST
4 5 (1.34%) Node.js
5 3 (0.81%) .NET
6 1 (0.27%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.27%) COM
6 1 (0.27%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 22 (5.91%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (5.65%) Clustering
3 15 (4.03%) Smartphone
4 13 (3.49%) Replication
5 12 (3.23%) Data Centre
6 10 (2.69%) CMDB
6 10 (2.69%) Fat Client
6 10 (2.69%) PKI
6 10 (2.69%) Thin Client
7 9 (2.42%) BYOD
7 9 (2.42%) iPad
7 9 (2.42%) Video Conferencing
8 8 (2.15%) iPhone
9 7 (1.88%) Blackberry
10 6 (1.61%) User Experience
11 5 (1.34%) Computer Science
11 5 (1.34%) Management Information System
12 4 (1.08%) Hybrid Cloud
12 4 (1.08%) PDA
13 3 (0.81%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 283 (76.08%) Windows
2 116 (31.18%) Windows 10
3 94 (25.27%) Windows 7
4 88 (23.66%) Windows Server
5 62 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
6 42 (11.29%) Windows Server 2008
7 39 (10.48%) Linux
8 23 (6.18%) Windows Server 2003
9 20 (5.38%) Android
10 19 (5.11%) SUSE
11 18 (4.84%) Windows 8
12 11 (2.96%) Windows XP
13 10 (2.69%) Mac OS
14 8 (2.15%) Apple iOS
15 7 (1.88%) Windows Vista
16 6 (1.61%) Mac OS X
16 6 (1.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 5 (1.34%) Solaris
18 4 (1.08%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
18 4 (1.08%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 99 (26.61%) ITIL
2 49 (13.17%) Migration
3 27 (7.26%) Change Management
4 26 (6.99%) Application Packaging
5 25 (6.72%) Validation
6 21 (5.65%) Mobile Device Management
7 20 (5.38%) Problem Management
8 18 (4.84%) DevOps
8 18 (4.84%) ITIL V3
9 16 (4.30%) Disaster Recovery
10 15 (4.03%) Agile Software Development
10 15 (4.03%) Configuration Management
10 15 (4.03%) Matrix Organization
10 15 (4.03%) Server Building
10 15 (4.03%) Stakeholder Management
11 14 (3.76%) Service Delivery
11 14 (3.76%) User Acceptance Testing
12 13 (3.49%) Software Deployment
13 12 (3.23%) Infrastructure Management
13 12 (3.23%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 93 (25.00%) PowerShell
2 38 (10.22%) SQL
3 14 (3.76%) VBScript
4 7 (1.88%) Bash Shell
5 5 (1.34%) JavaScript
5 5 (1.34%) VB
6 4 (1.08%) Java
6 4 (1.08%) Python
7 2 (0.54%) Perl
7 2 (0.54%) PHP
8 1 (0.27%) C
8 1 (0.27%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 87 (23.39%) Security Cleared
2 77 (20.70%) SC Cleared
3 46 (12.37%) Microsoft Certification
4 36 (9.68%) MCSE
5 26 (6.99%) DV Cleared
6 21 (5.65%) MCP
7 12 (3.23%) MCDST
8 11 (2.96%) PMI Certification
8 11 (2.96%) PMP
9 10 (2.69%) Degree
9 10 (2.69%) MCSA
10 8 (2.15%) Cisco Certification
11 7 (1.88%) CCNA
11 7 (1.88%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 6 (1.61%) CCSP
12 6 (1.61%) MCITP
12 6 (1.61%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 5 (1.34%) Computer Science Degree
14 4 (1.08%) ITIL Certification
14 4 (1.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (8.06%) SLA
2 15 (4.03%) QA
3 1 (0.27%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.27%) GDPR
3 1 (0.27%) PMO
System Software
1 211 (56.72%) Active Directory
2 61 (16.40%) Hyper-V
3 49 (13.17%) VMware Infrastructure
4 43 (11.56%) Microsoft App-V
5 21 (5.65%) XenApp
6 16 (4.30%) VMware ESXi
7 14 (3.76%) BitLocker
8 8 (2.15%) XenDesktop
9 7 (1.88%) vSphere
10 6 (1.61%) Terminal Services
10 6 (1.61%) VMware Server
10 6 (1.61%) VMware Workstation
11 3 (0.81%) Virtual Desktop
12 2 (0.54%) DFS Replication
12 2 (0.54%) Docker
12 2 (0.54%) vCloud
12 2 (0.54%) VMware NSX
13 1 (0.27%) Forefront TMG
13 1 (0.27%) Terminal Server
13 1 (0.27%) UAG
Systems Management
1 102 (27.42%) SCOM
2 26 (6.99%) SCVMM
3 19 (5.11%) McAfee ePO
4 16 (4.30%) AirWatch
5 13 (3.49%) SCSM
6 12 (3.23%) Microsoft Intune
7 11 (2.96%) WSUS
8 9 (2.42%) Puppet
9 6 (1.61%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 5 (1.34%) Single Sign-On
10 5 (1.34%) vRealize
11 4 (1.08%) Microsoft Clustering
11 4 (1.08%) Norton AntiVirus
11 4 (1.08%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 4 (1.08%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 4 (1.08%) vCenter Server
12 3 (0.81%) NetBackup
12 3 (0.81%) SCOrch
12 3 (0.81%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 2 (0.54%) Ansible
Vendors
1 152 (40.86%) Microsoft
2 98 (26.34%) VMware
3 70 (18.82%) Citrix
4 40 (10.75%) Cisco
5 32 (8.60%) HP
6 29 (7.80%) McAfee
7 28 (7.53%) SolarWinds
8 18 (4.84%) Remedy
9 16 (4.30%) Apple
10 15 (4.03%) Symantec
11 12 (3.23%) Google
12 11 (2.96%) Ivanti
13 9 (2.42%) NetApp
13 9 (2.42%) Oracle
13 9 (2.42%) Red Hat
14 8 (2.15%) EMC
15 7 (1.88%) ServiceNow
16 6 (1.61%) Lumension
16 6 (1.61%) MobileIron
17 5 (1.34%) Veeam