Period
to 12 December 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 12 December 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
12 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 54 90 125
Rank change year-on-year +36 +35 +9
Contract jobs citing SCCM 1,658 1,514 1,098
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 3.78% 2.70% 2.05%
As % of the Systems Management category 26.39% 19.92% 18.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,017 903 674
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £350 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.86% +11.29% +1.45%
10th Percentile £140 £134 £125
90th Percentile £500 £488 £488
UK median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year - +7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 147 177 93
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.43 £17.50 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.40% +12.90% -11.43%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.80 £10.80
90th Percentile £35.00 £36.45 £30.58
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £15.75
% change year-on-year - +11.11% -8.70%

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 6,282 7,602 6,066
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 14.31% 13.57% 11.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,014 4,616 3,767
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £440 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.27% +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £225 £263 £231
90th Percentile £613 £588 £576
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 240 289 213
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.13 £17.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.57% +9.38% -31.91%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.06 £10.75
90th Percentile £47.97 £47.00 £42.90
UK median hourly rate £20.11 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +14.89% - -17.65%

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 12 December 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 12 December 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 12 December 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 +18 427 £375 +7.14% 80
North of England +21 323 £300 -14.29% 84
South West +18 309 £350 -6.67% 25
Midlands +43 205 £303 +0.83% 57
North West +11 165 £285 -12.31% 50
Scotland +54 156 £304 +1.25% 14
East of England +49 148 £375 +50.00% 21
West Midlands +41 108 £238 -20.83% 25
Yorkshire +27 106 £350 -6.67% 28
East Midlands +27 96 £323 +29.00% 30
Wales +62 86 £468 +33.57% 11
North East +19 52 £185 -53.75% 6
Channel Islands -9 3 £415 -20.95%
Northern Ireland - 2 £192 - 1
SCCM
UK

For the 6 months to 12 December 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 1,408 (84.92%) Windows
2 965 (58.20%) Active Directory
3 866 (52.23%) Windows 10
4 807 (48.67%) Microsoft
5 625 (37.70%) Office 365
6 513 (30.94%) Windows 7
7 486 (29.31%) Windows Server
8 436 (26.30%) VMware
9 387 (23.34%) PowerShell
10 364 (21.95%) Security Cleared
11 343 (20.69%) ITIL
12 322 (19.42%) Citrix
13 292 (17.61%) Azure
14 270 (16.28%) Migration
15 261 (15.74%) SC Cleared
15 261 (15.74%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 256 (15.44%) Microsoft Office
16 256 (15.44%) DNS
17 245 (14.78%) VMware Infrastructure
18 235 (14.17%) Windows Server 2012
19 222 (13.39%) Windows Server 2008
20 207 (12.48%) DHCP
21 184 (11.10%) Hyper-V
22 176 (10.62%) SharePoint
23 172 (10.37%) MS Exchange
24 169 (10.19%) Microsoft App-V
24 169 (10.19%) SCOM
25 168 (10.13%) Application Packaging
26 164 (9.89%) SQL
26 164 (9.89%) 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
1 176 (10.62%) SharePoint
2 172 (10.37%) MS Exchange
3 143 (8.62%) Skype for Business
4 70 (4.22%) Exchange Server 2013
5 54 (3.26%) Exchange Server 2010
6 28 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2007
7 24 (1.45%) IIS
8 14 (0.84%) IBM Notes
9 10 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2003
10 5 (0.30%) IBM Domino
11 3 (0.18%) Confluence
12 1 (0.060%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 1 (0.060%) CMS
12 1 (0.060%) Drupal
12 1 (0.060%) Exchange Server 5.5
12 1 (0.060%) OpenStack
12 1 (0.060%) SharePoint 2013
12 1 (0.060%) Site Server
Applications
1 256 (15.44%) Microsoft Office
2 27 (1.63%) Microsoft Excel
3 26 (1.57%) MS Visio
4 19 (1.15%) Microsoft Project
5 12 (0.72%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 4 (0.24%) FileZilla
7 3 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 13 (0.78%) assyst
2 5 (0.30%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.24%) Dynamics NAV
4 3 (0.18%) SystmOne
5 2 (0.12%) Infor SunSystems
5 2 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.12%) Workfront
6 1 (0.060%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 625 (37.70%) Office 365
2 292 (17.61%) Azure
3 102 (6.15%) AWS
4 80 (4.83%) Azure Active Directory
5 72 (4.34%) OneDrive
6 46 (2.77%) IaaS
7 38 (2.29%) PaaS
8 30 (1.81%) SaaS
9 23 (1.39%) Azure Stack
10 19 (1.15%) GitHub
11 16 (0.97%) Yammer
12 10 (0.60%) Mimecast
13 7 (0.42%) GCP
14 5 (0.30%) Power Platform
14 5 (0.30%) PowerApps
15 4 (0.24%) Azure ExpressRoute
16 3 (0.18%) Dynamics 365
16 3 (0.18%) G Suite
16 3 (0.18%) iTunes
17 2 (0.12%) Akamai
Communications & Networking
1 256 (15.44%) DNS
2 207 (12.48%) DHCP
3 164 (9.89%) Skype
4 118 (7.12%) Firewall
5 73 (4.40%) LAN
6 71 (4.28%) TCP/IP
7 68 (4.10%) VPN
8 67 (4.04%) WAN
9 65 (3.92%) SAN
10 38 (2.29%) VLAN
11 33 (1.99%) Remote Desktop
12 29 (1.75%) VoIP
12 29 (1.75%) Wireless
13 28 (1.69%) Internet
13 28 (1.69%) NetScaler
14 26 (1.57%) Wi-Fi
15 18 (1.09%) Cisco ASA
16 12 (0.72%) MPLS
16 12 (0.72%) NaaS
17 11 (0.66%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 124 (7.48%) SQL Server
2 10 (0.60%) SQL Server 2017
3 8 (0.48%) SQL Server 2016
4 7 (0.42%) Amazon RDS
5 6 (0.36%) MySQL
5 6 (0.36%) SQL Server 2005
6 5 (0.30%) SQL Server 2008
7 4 (0.24%) Relational Database
8 3 (0.18%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (0.18%) Oracle Database
8 3 (0.18%) Power BI
9 2 (0.12%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (0.12%) SQL Server 2014
10 1 (0.060%) Big Data
10 1 (0.060%) Electronic Patient Records
10 1 (0.060%) SQL Server 2000
10 1 (0.060%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 111 (6.69%) MSI
2 48 (2.90%) InstallShield
3 31 (1.87%) AdminStudio
4 17 (1.03%) JIRA
5 14 (0.84%) StarTeam
6 6 (0.36%) Team Foundation Server
6 6 (0.36%) Wise Package Studio
7 5 (0.30%) ClearCase
7 5 (0.30%) ClearQuest
7 5 (0.30%) Jenkins
8 2 (0.12%) Artifactory
8 2 (0.12%) Visual Studio
8 2 (0.12%) Visual Studio Code
9 1 (0.060%) Bitbucket
9 1 (0.060%) GCC
9 1 (0.060%) Jasmine
9 1 (0.060%) Karma Test Runner
9 1 (0.060%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 1 (0.060%) TestRail
9 1 (0.060%) Zephyr
General
1 147 (8.87%) Public Sector
2 104 (6.27%) Finance
3 33 (1.99%) Retail
4 26 (1.57%) Telecoms
5 23 (1.39%) Banking
5 23 (1.39%) Local Government
6 20 (1.21%) Law
6 20 (1.21%) Legal
7 19 (1.15%) Manufacturing
8 18 (1.09%) Back Office
9 16 (0.97%) Electronics
9 16 (0.97%) Marketing
10 5 (0.30%) Advertising
10 5 (0.30%) Games
10 5 (0.30%) Publishing
11 4 (0.24%) Aerospace
11 4 (0.24%) Automotive
12 3 (0.18%) Pharmaceutical
13 2 (0.12%) French Language
13 2 (0.12%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 226 (13.63%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 213 (12.85%) Windows Engineer
3 192 (11.58%) Support Engineer
4 138 (8.32%) Desktop Engineer
5 137 (8.26%) Desktop Support
6 115 (6.94%) 2nd Line Support
7 104 (6.27%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 104 (6.27%) Analyst
8 98 (5.91%) Consultant
9 94 (5.67%) 3rd Line Support
10 86 (5.19%) Applications Packager
11 81 (4.89%) Deployment Engineer
12 77 (4.64%) Architect
13 76 (4.58%) Desktop Support Engineer
14 73 (4.40%) SCCM Engineer
15 72 (4.34%) 2nd Line Engineer
16 58 (3.50%) Server Engineer
17 57 (3.44%) IT Support
18 56 (3.38%) IT Engineer
18 56 (3.38%) Rollout Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (2.05%) Software Packaging
2 11 (0.66%) Web Services
3 10 (0.60%) XML
4 9 (0.54%) LDAP
5 7 (0.42%) Middleware
5 7 (0.42%) Universal Windows Platform
6 4 (0.24%) XMPP
7 3 (0.18%) COM
8 2 (0.12%) 802.1X
8 2 (0.12%) CSS
8 2 (0.12%) HTML
8 2 (0.12%) Java RMI
8 2 (0.12%) LAMP
8 2 (0.12%) REST
8 2 (0.12%) SOAP
9 1 (0.060%) .NET
9 1 (0.060%) JFC
9 1 (0.060%) JSON
9 1 (0.060%) MAPI
Miscellaneous
1 95 (5.73%) Data Centre
2 70 (4.22%) Clustering
3 63 (3.80%) PKI
4 49 (2.96%) Management Information System
5 40 (2.41%) Public Cloud
6 38 (2.29%) Analytical Skills
6 38 (2.29%) Fat Client
6 38 (2.29%) Thin Client
7 30 (1.81%) Driving Licence
8 23 (1.39%) Enterprise Software
8 23 (1.39%) NHS
9 20 (1.21%) iPhone
9 20 (1.21%) Self-Motivation
10 19 (1.15%) Replication
10 19 (1.15%) User Experience
10 19 (1.15%) Video Conferencing
11 18 (1.09%) Enterprise Storage
12 15 (0.90%) Blackberry
12 15 (0.90%) iPad
13 13 (0.78%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 1,408 (84.92%) Windows
2 866 (52.23%) Windows 10
3 513 (30.94%) Windows 7
4 486 (29.31%) Windows Server
5 235 (14.17%) Windows Server 2012
6 222 (13.39%) Windows Server 2008
7 94 (5.67%) Linux
8 70 (4.22%) Windows Server 2003
9 50 (3.02%) Android
10 46 (2.77%) Apple iOS
11 44 (2.65%) Windows 8
12 42 (2.53%) Mac OS
13 41 (2.47%) Windows XP
14 20 (1.21%) CentOS
15 16 (0.97%) Unix
16 15 (0.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 14 (0.84%) AIX
18 8 (0.48%) Windows Vista
19 4 (0.24%) Solaris
19 4 (0.24%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 343 (20.69%) ITIL
2 270 (16.28%) Migration
3 261 (15.74%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 168 (10.13%) Application Packaging
5 116 (7.00%) Problem-Solving
6 107 (6.45%) Incident Management
7 100 (6.03%) Agile Software Development
8 87 (5.25%) Change Management
9 85 (5.13%) ITSM
10 83 (5.01%) Service Management
11 66 (3.98%) Project Delivery
12 59 (3.56%) User Acceptance Testing
13 53 (3.20%) Software Distribution
14 50 (3.02%) Problem Management
15 49 (2.96%) Mobile Device Management
15 49 (2.96%) Patch Management
16 46 (2.77%) Asset Management
17 45 (2.71%) Disaster Recovery
18 44 (2.65%) Continuous Improvement
19 41 (2.47%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 387 (23.34%) PowerShell
2 164 (9.89%) SQL
3 41 (2.47%) VB
4 38 (2.29%) VBScript
5 13 (0.78%) Java
6 5 (0.30%) T-SQL
7 4 (0.24%) C
7 4 (0.24%) Python
8 3 (0.18%) Bash Shell
8 3 (0.18%) VBA
9 2 (0.12%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.060%) Perl
10 1 (0.060%) PHP
10 1 (0.060%) sed
Qualifications
1 364 (21.95%) Security Cleared
2 261 (15.74%) SC Cleared
3 122 (7.36%) Microsoft Certification
4 103 (6.21%) DV Cleared
5 85 (5.13%) MCSE
6 47 (2.83%) MCSA
7 40 (2.41%) ITIL Certification
8 36 (2.17%) MCP
9 30 (1.81%) MCITP
10 25 (1.51%) Citrix Certification
11 24 (1.45%) CCA
12 22 (1.33%) CCNA
12 22 (1.33%) Cisco Certification
12 22 (1.33%) MCTS
13 19 (1.15%) ISTQB
14 18 (1.09%) Degree
15 17 (1.03%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 15 (0.90%) DBS Check
17 12 (0.72%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
18 10 (0.60%) CCENT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 124 (7.48%) SLA
2 18 (1.09%) QA
3 10 (0.60%) Cyber Essentials
4 7 (0.42%) GDPR
5 6 (0.36%) PMO
6 5 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 4 (0.24%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 4 (0.24%) Disclosure Scotland
7 4 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 4 (0.24%) PCI DSS
8 3 (0.18%) COBIT
9 2 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 19770
9 2 (0.12%) NCSC
9 2 (0.12%) NIST
10 1 (0.060%) Data Quality
10 1 (0.060%) GxP
10 1 (0.060%) HL7
10 1 (0.060%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 1 (0.060%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 965 (58.20%) Active Directory
2 245 (14.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 184 (11.10%) Hyper-V
4 169 (10.19%) Microsoft App-V
5 126 (7.60%) XenApp
6 89 (5.37%) XenDesktop
7 82 (4.95%) VMware ESXi
8 77 (4.64%) vSphere
9 47 (2.83%) DFS Replication
10 38 (2.29%) Virtual Desktop
10 38 (2.29%) Virtual Machines
11 35 (2.11%) BitLocker
12 33 (1.99%) Virtual Servers
13 28 (1.69%) Citrix Hypervisor
14 20 (1.21%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 17 (1.03%) VMware NSX
16 12 (0.72%) Citrix Presentation Server
17 10 (0.60%) VMware Server
18 8 (0.48%) VMware Workstation
19 7 (0.42%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 169 (10.19%) SCOM
2 135 (8.14%) Microsoft Intune
3 82 (4.95%) WSUS
4 39 (2.35%) McAfee ePO
5 34 (2.05%) Microsoft Clustering
6 28 (1.69%) AirWatch
7 21 (1.27%) SCVMM
8 20 (1.21%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 20 (1.21%) NetBackup
8 20 (1.21%) Norton AntiVirus
9 19 (1.15%) ThinApp
9 19 (1.15%) vCenter Server
10 16 (0.97%) Netcool
11 15 (0.90%) SCDPM
11 15 (0.90%) SCSM
12 13 (0.78%) Ansible
12 13 (0.78%) Failover Clustering
13 12 (0.72%) vRealize
14 11 (0.66%) Backup Exec
14 11 (0.66%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 807 (48.67%) Microsoft
2 436 (26.30%) VMware
3 322 (19.42%) Citrix
4 132 (7.96%) Cisco
5 99 (5.97%) McAfee
6 72 (4.34%) HP
7 58 (3.50%) Ivanti
8 54 (3.26%) ServiceNow
9 50 (3.02%) Dell
10 45 (2.71%) Symantec
11 39 (2.35%) Apple
12 37 (2.23%) NetApp
13 32 (1.93%) Sophos
14 30 (1.81%) Meraki
15 29 (1.75%) Veritas
16 24 (1.45%) SolarWinds
17 22 (1.33%) Juniper
18 21 (1.27%) Adobe
18 21 (1.27%) Red Hat
19 20 (1.21%) Veeam