Period
to 19 November 2018

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 19 November 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)
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
19 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 87 127 134
Rank change year-on-year +40 +7 0
Contract jobs citing SCCM 1,474 1,091 1,110
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 2.68% 2.06% 1.93%
As % of the Systems Management category 19.90% 18.36% 17.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 875 673 676
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £303 £314
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.57% -3.66% +1.29%
10th Percentile £131 £126 £150
90th Percentile £488 £474 £500
UK median daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +7.69% - +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 177 96 93
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £15.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.67% -14.29% +20.69%
10th Percentile £13.00 £10.88 £12.75
90th Percentile £32.66 £29.19 £42.80
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +16.67% -14.29% +16.67%

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 7,408 5,942 6,330
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 13.45% 11.21% 10.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,515 3,685 3,881
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.06% +3.13% +6.67%
10th Percentile £263 £226 £225
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £440
% change year-on-year +5.26% +7.95% +8.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 297 225 214
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.38% -36.00% +28.21%
10th Percentile £12.00 £10.75 £12.50
90th Percentile £47.00 £43.45 £55.00
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year - -22.22% +15.38%

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 19 November 2018.

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 19 November 2018.

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 19 November 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
South East +28 472 £350 -3.45% 67
North of England +15 323 £350 +16.67% 44
South West +51 218 £375 +37.61% 30
Midlands +23 206 £300 - 48
North West +25 178 £325 +8.33% 16
East of England -12 112 £275 -12.00% 22
Scotland -13 110 £300 -14.29% 13
Yorkshire +2 108 £365 +62.00% 25
West Midlands -8 105 £304 +15.71% 35
East Midlands +41 99 £250 -16.67% 13
North East -8 37 £400 +35.59% 3
Wales -28 28 £319 +59.38% 2
Channel Islands - 8 £466 -
SCCM
UK

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 UK excluding London region with a requirement for SCCM.

1 1,174 (79.65%) Windows
2 823 (55.83%) Active Directory
3 719 (48.78%) Microsoft
4 544 (36.91%) Windows 10
5 444 (30.12%) Office 365
6 413 (28.02%) VMware
7 406 (27.54%) Windows 7
8 396 (26.87%) Windows Server
9 351 (23.81%) ITIL
10 316 (21.44%) PowerShell
11 299 (20.28%) Citrix
12 279 (18.93%) Security Cleared
13 259 (17.57%) VMware Infrastructure
14 214 (14.52%) Microsoft Office
15 201 (13.64%) Microsoft Azure
16 196 (13.30%) Migration
17 192 (13.03%) Microsoft App-V
18 190 (12.89%) SC Cleared
19 189 (12.82%) Windows Server 2012
20 184 (12.48%) Windows Server 2008
21 178 (12.08%) SCOM
22 177 (12.01%) MS Exchange
23 169 (11.47%) Infrastructure Engineering
24 168 (11.40%) Application Packaging
25 166 (11.26%) Hyper-V
26 146 (9.91%) Microsoft Certification
27 142 (9.63%) DNS
28 134 (9.09%) Cisco
29 124 (8.41%) XenApp
30 112 (7.60%) Finance

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
1 177 (12.01%) MS Exchange
2 89 (6.04%) Skype for Business
3 85 (5.77%) SharePoint
4 56 (3.80%) Exchange Server 2010
5 34 (2.31%) Exchange Server 2013
6 30 (2.04%) IIS
7 27 (1.83%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 9 (0.61%) IBM Notes
9 8 (0.54%) Apache
10 7 (0.47%) Confluence
11 5 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2003
11 5 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2007
12 3 (0.20%) CMS
12 3 (0.20%) Moodle
12 3 (0.20%) SharePoint Server
13 2 (0.14%) BizTalk Server
13 2 (0.14%) SharePoint 2013
13 2 (0.14%) Site Server
13 2 (0.14%) Tomcat
13 2 (0.14%) WebSphere
Applications
1 214 (14.52%) Microsoft Office
2 18 (1.22%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (0.47%) Microsoft Project
4 6 (0.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (0.41%) Spreadsheet
5 4 (0.27%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.068%) CATIA
6 1 (0.068%) Mozilla Thunderbird
Business Applications
1 3 (0.20%) Teamcenter
2 2 (0.14%) assyst
2 2 (0.14%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.068%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 444 (30.12%) Office 365
2 201 (13.64%) Microsoft Azure
3 74 (5.02%) OneDrive
4 59 (4.00%) Amazon AWS
5 35 (2.37%) Azure Active Directory
6 26 (1.76%) IaaS
7 20 (1.36%) PaaS
7 20 (1.36%) SaaS
8 14 (0.95%) Cloud Computing
9 12 (0.81%) Yammer
10 7 (0.47%) iTunes
11 5 (0.34%) Dynamics 365
12 4 (0.27%) G Suite
12 4 (0.27%) Mimecast
12 4 (0.27%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 3 (0.20%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 3 (0.20%) AWS CloudFormation
13 3 (0.20%) Datadog
13 3 (0.20%) Slack
14 2 (0.14%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 142 (9.63%) DNS
2 106 (7.19%) Skype
3 99 (6.72%) DHCP
4 92 (6.24%) LAN
5 90 (6.11%) Firewall
6 86 (5.83%) WAN
7 82 (5.56%) SAN
8 77 (5.22%) TCP/IP
9 70 (4.75%) VPN
10 34 (2.31%) Remote Desktop
11 31 (2.10%) Internet
12 26 (1.76%) NetScaler
13 24 (1.63%) SSL
13 24 (1.63%) Unified Communications
13 24 (1.63%) Wireless
14 21 (1.42%) VLAN
15 19 (1.29%) NAS
16 17 (1.15%) Network Security
16 17 (1.15%) Wi-Fi
17 16 (1.09%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 88 (5.97%) SQL Server
2 26 (1.76%) SQL Server 2008
3 22 (1.49%) SQL Server 2012
4 13 (0.88%) Amazon RDS
5 9 (0.61%) Oracle Database
6 6 (0.41%) Oracle Database 10g
6 6 (0.41%) Power BI
6 6 (0.41%) SQL Server 2005
7 4 (0.27%) MySQL
7 4 (0.27%) SQL Server 2016
8 3 (0.20%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (0.14%) Big Data
9 2 (0.14%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (0.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 1 (0.068%) Hadoop
10 1 (0.068%) Oracle Reports
10 1 (0.068%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 109 (7.39%) MSI
2 29 (1.97%) JIRA
3 24 (1.63%) InstallShield
4 17 (1.15%) AdminStudio
5 12 (0.81%) Wise Package Studio
6 7 (0.47%) Git (software)
6 7 (0.47%) Jenkins
7 6 (0.41%) Artifactory
8 5 (0.34%) Visual Studio Team System
9 4 (0.27%) GitLab
9 4 (0.27%) Team Foundation Server
9 4 (0.27%) Visual Studio
10 3 (0.20%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 3 (0.20%) Bitbucket
10 3 (0.20%) WiX
11 2 (0.14%) Hudson
11 2 (0.14%) Metasploit
11 2 (0.14%) Sonatype Nexus
12 1 (0.068%) Octopus Deploy
12 1 (0.068%) Travis CI
General
1 112 (7.60%) Finance
2 30 (2.04%) Retail
3 17 (1.15%) Marketing
4 15 (1.02%) Telecoms
5 14 (0.95%) Law
6 13 (0.88%) Local Government
7 12 (0.81%) Banking
8 11 (0.75%) Financial Institution
9 9 (0.61%) Back Office
9 9 (0.61%) Legal
9 9 (0.61%) Publishing
10 8 (0.54%) Automotive
11 6 (0.41%) Japanese Language
12 5 (0.34%) Billing
13 4 (0.27%) Electronics
13 4 (0.27%) Manufacturing
13 4 (0.27%) Military
14 3 (0.20%) Games
14 3 (0.20%) Pharmaceutical
14 3 (0.20%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 186 (12.62%) Analyst
2 170 (11.53%) Desktop Support
3 154 (10.45%) Support Engineer
4 144 (9.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 115 (7.80%) Applications Packager
6 103 (6.99%) Desktop Engineer
7 102 (6.92%) Consultant
8 90 (6.11%) Windows Engineer
9 86 (5.83%) SCCM Engineer
10 84 (5.70%) Architect
11 65 (4.41%) Support Analyst
12 64 (4.34%) IT Support
13 61 (4.14%) 2nd Line Support
14 55 (3.73%) 3rd Line Engineer
14 55 (3.73%) Desktop Support Engineer
15 52 (3.53%) IT Engineer
16 50 (3.39%) Deployment Engineer
17 48 (3.26%) 3rd Line Support
18 43 (2.92%) SCCM Consultant
19 41 (2.78%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (1.15%) Middleware
2 15 (1.02%) Web Services
3 14 (0.95%) .NET
4 11 (0.75%) Software Packaging
5 8 (0.54%) CSS
5 8 (0.54%) HTML
5 8 (0.54%) Node.js
6 7 (0.47%) JSON
7 6 (0.41%) .NET Framework
8 5 (0.34%) OCX
9 4 (0.27%) Apache Axis
9 4 (0.27%) REST
9 4 (0.27%) SAML
10 3 (0.20%) ASP.NET
11 2 (0.14%) COM
11 2 (0.14%) J2EE
11 2 (0.14%) SailPoint
11 2 (0.14%) Web Services Management
12 1 (0.068%) Elastic Stack
12 1 (0.068%) TensorFlow
Miscellaneous
1 85 (5.77%) Analytical Skills
2 77 (5.22%) Data Centre
3 52 (3.53%) PKI
4 48 (3.26%) Self-Motivation
5 46 (3.12%) Clustering
5 46 (3.12%) Fat Client
5 46 (3.12%) Management Information System
5 46 (3.12%) Thin Client
6 29 (1.97%) Blackberry
7 23 (1.56%) Driving Licence
8 22 (1.49%) iPhone
9 21 (1.42%) Enterprise Software
9 21 (1.42%) Smartphone
10 20 (1.36%) Hybrid Cloud
11 19 (1.29%) Video Conferencing
12 15 (1.02%) Device Driver
13 14 (0.95%) Computer Science
14 13 (0.88%) iPad
15 12 (0.81%) Client/Server
16 11 (0.75%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 1,174 (79.65%) Windows
2 544 (36.91%) Windows 10
3 406 (27.54%) Windows 7
4 396 (26.87%) Windows Server
5 189 (12.82%) Windows Server 2012
6 184 (12.48%) Windows Server 2008
7 96 (6.51%) Linux
8 68 (4.61%) Apple iOS
9 54 (3.66%) Windows Server 2003
10 53 (3.60%) Android
11 44 (2.99%) Mac OS
12 43 (2.92%) Windows XP
13 42 (2.85%) Windows 8
14 24 (1.63%) Unix
15 16 (1.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 14 (0.95%) Mac OS X
17 6 (0.41%) AIX
17 6 (0.41%) Solaris
17 6 (0.41%) Windows Vista
18 5 (0.34%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 351 (23.81%) ITIL
2 196 (13.30%) Migration
3 169 (11.47%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 168 (11.40%) Application Packaging
5 96 (6.51%) Problem-Solving
6 75 (5.09%) Software Deployment
7 74 (5.02%) ITIL V3
8 69 (4.68%) ITSM
9 68 (4.61%) Asset Management
10 66 (4.48%) Change Management
10 66 (4.48%) Service Delivery
11 64 (4.34%) Service Management
12 61 (4.14%) Patch Management
13 48 (3.26%) Mobile Device Management
14 46 (3.12%) User Acceptance Testing
15 44 (2.99%) Configuration Management
15 44 (2.99%) Disaster Recovery
15 44 (2.99%) Project Management
16 42 (2.85%) Server Building
17 38 (2.58%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 316 (21.44%) PowerShell
2 105 (7.12%) SQL
3 60 (4.07%) VB
4 51 (3.46%) VBScript
5 23 (1.56%) Java
6 18 (1.22%) Python
6 18 (1.22%) Shell Script
7 14 (0.95%) Ruby
8 11 (0.75%) C
9 9 (0.61%) C#
9 9 (0.61%) JavaScript
10 7 (0.47%) T-SQL
11 4 (0.27%) Bash Shell
11 4 (0.27%) Perl
12 2 (0.14%) PHP
12 2 (0.14%) VBA
13 1 (0.068%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.068%) R
Qualifications
1 279 (18.93%) Security Cleared
2 190 (12.89%) SC Cleared
3 146 (9.91%) Microsoft Certification
4 101 (6.85%) MCSE
5 87 (5.90%) DV Cleared
6 55 (3.73%) MCSA
7 45 (3.05%) Degree
8 37 (2.51%) MCP
9 35 (2.37%) Citrix Certification
10 29 (1.97%) CCA
11 27 (1.83%) Cisco Certification
12 26 (1.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 23 (1.56%) A+ Certification
14 19 (1.29%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 18 (1.22%) CCNA
15 18 (1.22%) ITIL Certification
16 17 (1.15%) DBS Check
17 14 (0.95%) MCTS
18 13 (0.88%) MCITP
19 11 (0.75%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 71 (4.82%) SLA
2 31 (2.10%) QA
3 13 (0.88%) Disclosure Scotland
4 10 (0.68%) PMO
5 5 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.20%) COBIT
6 3 (0.20%) GDPR
7 2 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 19770
7 2 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 2 (0.14%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.068%) FIPS 140-2
8 1 (0.068%) JSP 440
8 1 (0.068%) RMADS
8 1 (0.068%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 823 (55.83%) Active Directory
2 259 (17.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 192 (13.03%) Microsoft App-V
4 166 (11.26%) Hyper-V
5 124 (8.41%) XenApp
6 84 (5.70%) VMware ESXi
7 81 (5.50%) XenDesktop
8 63 (4.27%) vSphere
9 58 (3.93%) Virtual Desktop
10 41 (2.78%) BitLocker
10 41 (2.78%) Virtual Machines
11 25 (1.70%) Virtual Servers
11 25 (1.70%) XenServer
12 22 (1.49%) VMware Workstation
13 13 (0.88%) DFS Replication
14 12 (0.81%) Firmware
14 12 (0.81%) Terminal Services
15 9 (0.61%) VMware NSX
16 8 (0.54%) Oracle RAC
17 7 (0.47%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 178 (12.08%) SCOM
2 92 (6.24%) WSUS
3 85 (5.77%) Microsoft Intune
4 57 (3.87%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 44 (2.99%) vCenter Server
6 35 (2.37%) SCVMM
7 27 (1.83%) McAfee ePO
8 24 (1.63%) NetBackup
9 19 (1.29%) Microsoft Clustering
9 19 (1.29%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 19 (1.29%) Puppet
9 19 (1.29%) Single Sign-On
10 17 (1.15%) SafeCom
11 13 (0.88%) AirWatch
11 13 (0.88%) vRealize
12 11 (0.75%) Forefront Identity Manager
12 11 (0.75%) SCOrch
13 9 (0.61%) Cisco CUCM
13 9 (0.61%) SCSM
13 9 (0.61%) vMotion
Vendors
1 719 (48.78%) Microsoft
2 413 (28.02%) VMware
3 299 (20.28%) Citrix
4 134 (9.09%) Cisco
5 101 (6.85%) HP
6 89 (6.04%) Apple
7 75 (5.09%) McAfee
8 67 (4.55%) ServiceNow
9 57 (3.87%) Ivanti
10 44 (2.99%) Dell
10 44 (2.99%) SolarWinds
11 41 (2.78%) Oracle
12 36 (2.44%) Remedy
13 32 (2.17%) Wyse
14 30 (2.04%) EMC
15 29 (1.97%) NetApp
16 27 (1.83%) Symantec
17 23 (1.56%) Splunk
18 22 (1.49%) Veeam
19 21 (1.42%) IBM