Period
to 22 January 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London 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 22 January 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)
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
22 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 88 119 144
Rank change year-on-year +31 +25 +7
Contract jobs citing SCCM 1,434 1,067 915
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 2.71% 2.07% 1.76%
As % of the Systems Management category 20.16% 18.13% 16.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 864 662 547
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £310 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.90% -3.13% +6.67%
10th Percentile £135 £125 £150
90th Percentile £488 £488 £488
UK median daily rate £358 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 159 87 82
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
10th Percentile £13.10 £11.25 £13.03
90th Percentile £45.40 £36.19 £42.70
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.38
% change year-on-year - +0.72% +15.83%

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 UK excluding London with a requirement for systems management skills.

All Systems Management Skills
UK excluding London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 7,112 5,884 5,399
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 13.42% 11.43% 10.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,307 3,643 3,313
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £270 £235 £230
90th Percentile £600 £588 £550
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 258 209 179
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £15.69 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.54% -19.54% -2.50%
10th Percentile £12.00 £10.75 £12.45
90th Percentile £48.98 £42.30 £49.75
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year - -12.50% -

SCCM
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing SCCM as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London.

Job vacancy trend for SCCM in the UK excluding London

SCCM
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the UK excluding London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SCCM in the UK excluding London.

Contractor daily rate trend for SCCM in the UK excluding London

SCCM
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the UK excluding London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SCCM in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 22 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SCCM in the UK excluding London

SCCM
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the UK excluding London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SCCM in the UK excluding London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SCCM in the UK excluding London

SCCM
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK excluding London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing SCCM in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 22 January 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for SCCM in the UK excluding London

SCCM
Contract Job Locations in the UK excluding London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SCCM within the UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 22 January 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
South East +30 482 £365 +4.72% 60
North of England +29 309 £373 +35.45% 53
South West +52 220 £388 +26.02% 26
Midlands +33 174 £300 +3.90% 49
North West +27 151 £325 +0.78% 26
East of England -4 116 £275 -14.06% 20
Scotland -12 104 £275 -26.67% 7
West Midlands -7 103 £325 +27.45% 24
Yorkshire -1 101 £375 +100.00% 19
East Midlands +43 69 £175 -46.15% 25
North East +16 57 £400 +48.15% 8
Wales -25 26 £288 -16.67% 7
Channel Islands - 5 £525 -
SCCM
UK

For the 6 months to 22 January 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 UK excluding London region with a requirement for SCCM.

1 1,150 (80.20%) Windows
2 766 (53.42%) Active Directory
3 706 (49.23%) Microsoft
4 570 (39.75%) Windows 10
5 439 (30.61%) Office 365
6 402 (28.03%) VMware
7 384 (26.78%) Windows 7
7 384 (26.78%) Windows Server
8 335 (23.36%) ITIL
9 309 (21.55%) PowerShell
10 290 (20.22%) Citrix
11 286 (19.94%) Security Cleared
12 253 (17.64%) VMware Infrastructure
13 222 (15.48%) Microsoft Office
14 210 (14.64%) Microsoft App-V
15 201 (14.02%) Windows Server 2008
16 191 (13.32%) Application Packaging
17 188 (13.11%) Migration
18 186 (12.97%) SC Cleared
18 186 (12.97%) Microsoft Azure
19 181 (12.62%) Windows Server 2012
20 180 (12.55%) SCOM
21 174 (12.13%) MS Exchange
22 170 (11.85%) Infrastructure Engineering
23 169 (11.79%) Hyper-V
24 136 (9.48%) DNS
24 136 (9.48%) Microsoft Certification
25 127 (8.86%) Finance
26 126 (8.79%) XenApp
27 118 (8.23%) Skype

SCCM
Co-occurring IT Skills in the UK excluding London 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
1 174 (12.13%) MS Exchange
2 105 (7.32%) Skype for Business
3 90 (6.28%) SharePoint
4 47 (3.28%) Exchange Server 2010
5 33 (2.30%) IIS
6 31 (2.16%) Exchange Server 2013
7 21 (1.46%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 11 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2007
9 6 (0.42%) Confluence
10 5 (0.35%) CMS
10 5 (0.35%) IBM Notes
10 5 (0.35%) SharePoint 2013
11 3 (0.21%) Apache
11 3 (0.21%) BizTalk Server
11 3 (0.21%) Exchange Server 2003
11 3 (0.21%) Moodle
12 2 (0.14%) SharePoint Server
12 2 (0.14%) Tomcat
13 1 (0.070%) GroupWise
13 1 (0.070%) WebLogic
Applications
1 222 (15.48%) Microsoft Office
2 15 (1.05%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (0.56%) Microsoft Project
4 7 (0.49%) MS Visio
4 7 (0.49%) Spreadsheet
5 5 (0.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.070%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 2 (0.14%) assyst
2 1 (0.070%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.070%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.070%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 439 (30.61%) Office 365
2 186 (12.97%) Microsoft Azure
3 77 (5.37%) OneDrive
4 47 (3.28%) Amazon AWS
5 39 (2.72%) Azure Active Directory
6 30 (2.09%) IaaS
7 21 (1.46%) PaaS
8 17 (1.19%) SaaS
9 12 (0.84%) Yammer
10 7 (0.49%) iTunes
11 6 (0.42%) Dynamics 365
11 6 (0.42%) G Suite
12 5 (0.35%) Cloud Computing
12 5 (0.35%) Mimecast
13 4 (0.28%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 3 (0.21%) AWS CloudFormation
15 2 (0.14%) Google Analytics
15 2 (0.14%) SuccessFactors
16 1 (0.070%) Amazon EC2
16 1 (0.070%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 136 (9.48%) DNS
2 118 (8.23%) Skype
3 107 (7.46%) DHCP
4 94 (6.56%) LAN
5 92 (6.42%) WAN
6 87 (6.07%) SAN
7 86 (6.00%) Firewall
8 79 (5.51%) TCP/IP
9 65 (4.53%) VPN
10 34 (2.37%) Internet
11 33 (2.30%) NetScaler
12 29 (2.02%) Remote Desktop
13 27 (1.88%) Unified Communications
14 23 (1.60%) IP Telephony
14 23 (1.60%) SSL
15 22 (1.53%) VLAN
16 19 (1.32%) iSCSI
17 18 (1.26%) Intranet
17 18 (1.26%) Wi-Fi
18 16 (1.12%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 86 (6.00%) SQL Server
2 17 (1.19%) SQL Server 2008
2 17 (1.19%) SQL Server 2012
3 8 (0.56%) Amazon RDS
3 8 (0.56%) Oracle Database
4 4 (0.28%) Power BI
4 4 (0.28%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (0.28%) SQL Server 2016
5 3 (0.21%) Oracle Database 10g
5 3 (0.21%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (0.21%) SQL Server 2014
6 2 (0.14%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (0.14%) MySQL
6 2 (0.14%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (0.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.070%) Electronic Patient Records
Development Applications
1 112 (7.81%) MSI
2 35 (2.44%) JIRA
3 33 (2.30%) InstallShield
4 30 (2.09%) AdminStudio
5 16 (1.12%) Wise Package Studio
6 11 (0.77%) Artifactory
6 11 (0.77%) GitLab
7 6 (0.42%) WinDbg
8 4 (0.28%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 3 (0.21%) Visual Studio Team System
9 3 (0.21%) WiX
10 2 (0.14%) Git (software)
10 2 (0.14%) Hudson
10 2 (0.14%) Jenkins
10 2 (0.14%) Sonatype Nexus
10 2 (0.14%) Visual Studio
11 1 (0.070%) Oracle Forms
11 1 (0.070%) Team Foundation Server
11 1 (0.070%) TeamCity
11 1 (0.070%) Travis CI
General
1 127 (8.86%) Finance
2 19 (1.32%) Retail
2 19 (1.32%) Telecoms
3 17 (1.19%) Marketing
4 15 (1.05%) Law
4 15 (1.05%) Local Government
5 12 (0.84%) Publishing
6 9 (0.63%) Banking
6 9 (0.63%) Billing
6 9 (0.63%) Financial Institution
6 9 (0.63%) Legal
7 7 (0.49%) Manufacturing
8 6 (0.42%) Automotive
8 6 (0.42%) Electronics
9 4 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
10 3 (0.21%) Advertising
10 3 (0.21%) Military
11 2 (0.14%) Aerospace
11 2 (0.14%) Games
11 2 (0.14%) Japanese Language
Job Titles
1 152 (10.60%) Support Engineer
2 147 (10.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 142 (9.90%) Analyst
4 128 (8.93%) Applications Packager
5 116 (8.09%) Windows Engineer
6 87 (6.07%) Desktop Engineer
7 85 (5.93%) Consultant
8 84 (5.86%) SCCM Engineer
9 83 (5.79%) Desktop Support
10 71 (4.95%) Architect
11 66 (4.60%) Support Analyst
12 63 (4.39%) IT Support
13 58 (4.04%) IT Engineer
14 55 (3.84%) 2nd Line Support
15 51 (3.56%) 3rd Line Support
15 51 (3.56%) Deployment Engineer
16 50 (3.49%) 3rd Line Engineer
17 48 (3.35%) Desktop Support Engineer
18 46 (3.21%) Administrator
19 44 (3.07%) 2nd Line Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (1.32%) Software Packaging
2 17 (1.19%) Middleware
3 9 (0.63%) OCX
4 8 (0.56%) .NET
4 8 (0.56%) CSS
4 8 (0.56%) HTML
4 8 (0.56%) Node.js
5 6 (0.42%) Web Services
6 5 (0.35%) JSON
7 4 (0.28%) REST
8 3 (0.21%) .NET Framework
8 3 (0.21%) LDAP
9 2 (0.14%) Apache Axis
9 2 (0.14%) J2EE
9 2 (0.14%) Java RMI
9 2 (0.14%) SailPoint
10 1 (0.070%) OAuth
10 1 (0.070%) SAP Fiori
10 1 (0.070%) Servlets
10 1 (0.070%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 86 (6.00%) Analytical Skills
2 81 (5.65%) Data Centre
3 53 (3.70%) Management Information System
4 50 (3.49%) PKI
5 48 (3.35%) Clustering
6 45 (3.14%) Fat Client
6 45 (3.14%) Thin Client
7 33 (2.30%) Self-Motivation
8 30 (2.09%) Blackberry
9 23 (1.60%) Driving Licence
10 22 (1.53%) Smartphone
11 21 (1.46%) Enterprise Software
11 21 (1.46%) Public Cloud
11 21 (1.46%) Video Conferencing
12 18 (1.26%) iPhone
13 14 (0.98%) Device Driver
13 14 (0.98%) Replication
14 12 (0.84%) CMDB
14 12 (0.84%) Mobile App
15 11 (0.77%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1,150 (80.20%) Windows
2 570 (39.75%) Windows 10
3 384 (26.78%) Windows 7
3 384 (26.78%) Windows Server
4 201 (14.02%) Windows Server 2008
5 181 (12.62%) Windows Server 2012
6 98 (6.83%) Linux
7 61 (4.25%) Apple iOS
8 56 (3.91%) Android
9 37 (2.58%) Windows XP
10 36 (2.51%) Mac OS
10 36 (2.51%) Windows 8
10 36 (2.51%) Windows Server 2003
11 17 (1.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 16 (1.12%) Mac OS X
13 15 (1.05%) Unix
14 5 (0.35%) AIX
14 5 (0.35%) VMS
15 4 (0.28%) Ubuntu
16 3 (0.21%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 335 (23.36%) ITIL
2 191 (13.32%) Application Packaging
3 188 (13.11%) Migration
4 170 (11.85%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 100 (6.97%) Problem-Solving
6 75 (5.23%) Service Delivery
6 75 (5.23%) Service Management
7 73 (5.09%) Software Deployment
8 70 (4.88%) ITIL V3
9 68 (4.74%) Asset Management
9 68 (4.74%) ITSM
10 61 (4.25%) User Acceptance Testing
11 57 (3.97%) Change Management
12 54 (3.77%) Patch Management
13 51 (3.56%) Disaster Recovery
14 50 (3.49%) Configuration Management
15 49 (3.42%) Incident Management
16 45 (3.14%) Mobile Device Management
17 42 (2.93%) Project Management
18 41 (2.86%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 309 (21.55%) PowerShell
2 88 (6.14%) SQL
3 54 (3.77%) VBScript
4 46 (3.21%) VB
5 24 (1.67%) Shell Script
6 20 (1.39%) Java
7 11 (0.77%) Python
8 9 (0.63%) C#
8 9 (0.63%) Ruby
9 8 (0.56%) C
9 8 (0.56%) JavaScript
10 5 (0.35%) T-SQL
10 5 (0.35%) VBA
11 2 (0.14%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.070%) Perl
12 1 (0.070%) PHP
12 1 (0.070%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.070%) R
Qualifications
1 286 (19.94%) Security Cleared
2 186 (12.97%) SC Cleared
3 136 (9.48%) Microsoft Certification
4 103 (7.18%) MCSE
5 96 (6.69%) DV Cleared
6 53 (3.70%) Degree
7 48 (3.35%) MCSA
8 39 (2.72%) MCP
9 31 (2.16%) Citrix Certification
10 30 (2.09%) CCA
11 25 (1.74%) DBS Check
12 24 (1.67%) A+ Certification
13 23 (1.60%) Cisco Certification
14 22 (1.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 21 (1.46%) CCNA
16 20 (1.39%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
17 18 (1.26%) ITIL Certification
18 12 (0.84%) MCITP
18 12 (0.84%) MOS
19 11 (0.77%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 66 (4.60%) SLA
2 29 (2.02%) QA
3 14 (0.98%) PMO
4 9 (0.63%) Disclosure Scotland
5 5 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.21%) COBIT
7 2 (0.14%) GDPR
7 2 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 19770
7 2 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 2 (0.14%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.070%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.070%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 1 (0.070%) FIPS 140-2
8 1 (0.070%) HL7
8 1 (0.070%) JSP 440
8 1 (0.070%) RMADS
8 1 (0.070%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 766 (53.42%) Active Directory
2 253 (17.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 210 (14.64%) Microsoft App-V
4 169 (11.79%) Hyper-V
5 126 (8.79%) XenApp
6 93 (6.49%) VMware ESXi
7 90 (6.28%) XenDesktop
8 59 (4.11%) vSphere
9 57 (3.97%) Virtual Desktop
10 34 (2.37%) BitLocker
11 33 (2.30%) Virtual Machines
12 29 (2.02%) XenServer
13 23 (1.60%) Virtual Servers
14 17 (1.19%) VMware Workstation
15 15 (1.05%) Oracle RAC
16 14 (0.98%) DFS Replication
17 13 (0.91%) Firmware
18 10 (0.70%) Terminal Services
19 8 (0.56%) Microsoft Virtual Server
20 7 (0.49%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 180 (12.55%) SCOM
2 86 (6.00%) Microsoft Intune
3 78 (5.44%) WSUS
4 41 (2.86%) vCenter Server
5 38 (2.65%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 33 (2.30%) SCVMM
7 21 (1.46%) Single Sign-On
8 20 (1.39%) Microsoft Clustering
8 20 (1.39%) Puppet
9 19 (1.32%) McAfee ePO
10 18 (1.26%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 18 (1.26%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 17 (1.19%) OpenView Configuration Management
12 14 (0.98%) AirWatch
12 14 (0.98%) vMotion
13 13 (0.91%) NetBackup
14 12 (0.84%) Norton AntiVirus
15 10 (0.70%) SafeCom
16 9 (0.63%) SCOrch
17 8 (0.56%) ThinApp
Vendors
1 706 (49.23%) Microsoft
2 402 (28.03%) VMware
3 290 (20.22%) Citrix
4 102 (7.11%) Cisco
5 96 (6.69%) HP
6 83 (5.79%) Apple
7 68 (4.74%) McAfee
8 59 (4.11%) ServiceNow
9 56 (3.91%) Ivanti
10 47 (3.28%) Oracle
11 39 (2.72%) Dell
12 38 (2.65%) Symantec
13 34 (2.37%) SolarWinds
14 32 (2.23%) Wyse
15 30 (2.09%) EMC
16 27 (1.88%) Remedy
17 26 (1.81%) Veeam
18 24 (1.67%) NetApp
19 22 (1.53%) Red Hat
19 22 (1.53%) Splunk