Period
to 18 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 18 December 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
6 months to
18 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 113 162 172
Rank change year-on-year +49 +10 +19
Contract jobs citing SCCM 2,383 1,801 1,596
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.27% 1.74% 1.57%
As % of the Systems Management category 15.67% 14.72% 13.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,479 1,161 984
UK median daily rate £350 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% - +1.56%
10th Percentile £146 £133 £160
90th Percentile £498 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £320 £310
% change year-on-year +9.38% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 231 119 123
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £17.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.38% -7.25% +15.00%
10th Percentile £12.75 £11.20 £12.75
90th Percentile £30.60 £30.30 £29.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £15.75 £17.50
% change year-on-year +11.11% -10.00% +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 with a requirement for systems management skills.

All Systems Management Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 15,209 12,235 11,533
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.51% 11.85% 11.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,225 8,299 7,361
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +9.09%
10th Percentile £303 £263 £263
90th Percentile £650 £625 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 390 281 268
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £20.73
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -15.58% +3.65%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.25 £12.68
90th Percentile £47.09 £47.50 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.30 £20.73
% change year-on-year +7.38% -21.38% +8.93%

SCCM
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing SCCM as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for SCCM in the UK

SCCM
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SCCM in the UK

SCCM
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SCCM over the 6 months to 18 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SCCM in the UK

SCCM
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SCCM in the UK

SCCM
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing SCCM over the 6 months to 18 December 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for SCCM in the UK

SCCM
Top 16 Contract Locations

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 over the 6 months to 18 December 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
England +47 2,196 £350 +7.69% 305
UK excluding London +35 1,510 £350 +9.38% 225
London +30 810 £375 +7.14% 92
South East +39 502 £355 -4.05% 49
North of England +39 345 £350 +27.27% 52
South West +48 223 £380 +38.18% 41
Midlands +27 188 £290 +0.87% 53
North West +36 175 £325 +1.56% 27
Yorkshire +10 120 £375 +87.50% 19
East of England -19 114 £256 -19.92% 18
Scotland -19 107 £295 -21.33% 7
West Midlands -12 103 £293 +23.16% 34
East Midlands +43 83 £250 -21.88% 19
North East +9 50 £400 +44.14% 6
Wales -38 28 £350 +7.69% 5
Channel Islands - 6 £525 -

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 with a requirement for SCCM.

1 1,914 (80.32%) Windows
2 1,297 (54.43%) Active Directory
3 1,184 (49.69%) Microsoft
4 956 (40.12%) Windows 10
5 767 (32.19%) Office 365
6 682 (28.62%) VMware
7 641 (26.90%) Windows 7
8 626 (26.27%) Windows Server
9 583 (24.46%) PowerShell
10 500 (20.98%) Citrix
11 499 (20.94%) ITIL
12 417 (17.50%) VMware Infrastructure
13 362 (15.19%) Microsoft Office
14 361 (15.15%) Microsoft Azure
15 348 (14.60%) Security Cleared
15 348 (14.60%) Migration
16 331 (13.89%) Microsoft App-V
17 297 (12.46%) SCOM
18 292 (12.25%) MS Exchange
19 285 (11.96%) Infrastructure Engineering
20 278 (11.67%) Windows Server 2008
21 275 (11.54%) Windows Server 2012
21 275 (11.54%) Finance
22 265 (11.12%) Application Packaging
23 250 (10.49%) Hyper-V
24 246 (10.32%) Microsoft Certification
25 236 (9.90%) SC Cleared
26 229 (9.61%) DNS
27 216 (9.06%) XenApp
28 211 (8.85%) Cisco

SCCM
Co-occurring IT Skills 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
1 292 (12.25%) MS Exchange
2 165 (6.92%) Skype for Business
3 142 (5.96%) SharePoint
4 93 (3.90%) Exchange Server 2010
5 55 (2.31%) Exchange Server 2013
6 39 (1.64%) IIS
7 37 (1.55%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 15 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2007
9 12 (0.50%) Confluence
10 10 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2003
11 9 (0.38%) IBM Notes
12 6 (0.25%) Apache
13 5 (0.21%) CMS
13 5 (0.21%) SharePoint 2013
14 3 (0.13%) BizTalk Server
14 3 (0.13%) IBM Domino
14 3 (0.13%) Moodle
14 3 (0.13%) nginx
14 3 (0.13%) Tomcat
15 2 (0.084%) Site Server
Applications
1 362 (15.19%) Microsoft Office
2 45 (1.89%) Microsoft Excel
3 27 (1.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 23 (0.97%) MS Visio
5 11 (0.46%) Microsoft Project
6 7 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.084%) Acrobat
7 2 (0.084%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.042%) CATIA
8 1 (0.042%) Maya
8 1 (0.042%) NUKE
Business Applications
1 9 (0.38%) Remedy ITSM
2 5 (0.21%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (0.17%) Dynamics NAV
4 3 (0.13%) LatentZero
5 2 (0.084%) assyst
5 2 (0.084%) Teamcenter
6 1 (0.042%) Eikon
6 1 (0.042%) Northgate Housing
Cloud Services
1 767 (32.19%) Office 365
2 361 (15.15%) Microsoft Azure
3 100 (4.20%) Amazon AWS
4 99 (4.15%) OneDrive
5 87 (3.65%) Azure Active Directory
6 67 (2.81%) IaaS
7 45 (1.89%) PaaS
8 27 (1.13%) SaaS
9 18 (0.76%) Cloud Computing
10 17 (0.71%) Yammer
11 13 (0.55%) Mimecast
12 9 (0.38%) G Suite
13 7 (0.29%) iTunes
14 6 (0.25%) Dynamics 365
15 4 (0.17%) GitHub
15 4 (0.17%) Google Cloud Platform
15 4 (0.17%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 3 (0.13%) AWS CloudFormation
16 3 (0.13%) SuccessFactors
17 2 (0.084%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 229 (9.61%) DNS
2 193 (8.10%) Skype
3 169 (7.09%) DHCP
4 162 (6.80%) LAN
5 148 (6.21%) WAN
6 133 (5.58%) Firewall
7 131 (5.50%) VPN
8 123 (5.16%) TCP/IP
9 118 (4.95%) SAN
10 95 (3.99%) Internet
11 58 (2.43%) Remote Desktop
12 49 (2.06%) Wireless
13 45 (1.89%) Unified Communications
14 40 (1.68%) NetScaler
15 39 (1.64%) VLAN
16 36 (1.51%) VoIP
17 28 (1.17%) SSL
18 27 (1.13%) Wi-Fi
19 25 (1.05%) NAS
20 23 (0.97%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 149 (6.25%) SQL Server
2 35 (1.47%) SQL Server 2008
3 33 (1.38%) SQL Server 2012
4 17 (0.71%) Amazon RDS
5 14 (0.59%) SQL Server 2005
6 12 (0.50%) Oracle Database
6 12 (0.50%) Power BI
7 9 (0.38%) SQL Server 2016
8 8 (0.34%) SQL Server 2014
9 7 (0.29%) MySQL
10 6 (0.25%) Oracle Database 10g
10 6 (0.25%) Redis
11 3 (0.13%) Data Warehouse
11 3 (0.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 2 (0.084%) Oracle Reports
12 2 (0.084%) PostgreSQL
12 2 (0.084%) Relational Database
13 1 (0.042%) Big Data
13 1 (0.042%) InfluxDB
13 1 (0.042%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 161 (6.76%) MSI
2 49 (2.06%) JIRA
3 42 (1.76%) AdminStudio
3 42 (1.76%) InstallShield
4 16 (0.67%) Wise Package Studio
5 15 (0.63%) WinDbg
6 14 (0.59%) Jenkins
7 13 (0.55%) Artifactory
8 12 (0.50%) Git (software)
9 11 (0.46%) GitLab
10 8 (0.34%) Visual Studio Team System
11 7 (0.29%) Visual Studio
12 6 (0.25%) Team Foundation Server
13 5 (0.21%) Zephyr
14 3 (0.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 3 (0.13%) Bitbucket
14 3 (0.13%) Hudson
14 3 (0.13%) Metasploit
14 3 (0.13%) Octopus Deploy
14 3 (0.13%) WiX
General
1 275 (11.54%) Finance
2 60 (2.52%) Banking
3 41 (1.72%) Retail
4 37 (1.55%) Law
5 23 (0.97%) Local Government
6 22 (0.92%) Legal
7 21 (0.88%) Publishing
8 20 (0.84%) Billing
8 20 (0.84%) Financial Institution
9 18 (0.76%) Telecoms
10 17 (0.71%) Marketing
11 14 (0.59%) Automotive
12 8 (0.34%) Back Office
13 6 (0.25%) Japanese Language
14 5 (0.21%) Military
15 4 (0.17%) Advertising
15 4 (0.17%) Electronics
15 4 (0.17%) Front Office
15 4 (0.17%) Games
15 4 (0.17%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 279 (11.71%) Support Engineer
2 269 (11.29%) Analyst
3 242 (10.16%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 185 (7.76%) Consultant
4 185 (7.76%) Desktop Support
5 182 (7.64%) Desktop Engineer
6 181 (7.60%) Windows Engineer
7 162 (6.80%) SCCM Engineer
8 160 (6.71%) Applications Packager
9 139 (5.83%) Architect
10 107 (4.49%) 2nd Line Support
11 106 (4.45%) Desktop Support Engineer
12 105 (4.41%) Support Analyst
13 101 (4.24%) IT Support
14 87 (3.65%) Deployment Engineer
15 85 (3.57%) 3rd Line Support
16 84 (3.52%) 3rd Line Engineer
17 79 (3.32%) SCCM Consultant
18 77 (3.23%) Administrator
19 75 (3.15%) IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (1.13%) Software Packaging
1 27 (1.13%) Web Services
2 18 (0.76%) JSON
3 16 (0.67%) Middleware
4 13 (0.55%) .NET
5 10 (0.42%) OCX
6 9 (0.38%) HTML
7 8 (0.34%) CSS
7 8 (0.34%) Node.js
7 8 (0.34%) REST
8 6 (0.25%) .NET Framework
8 6 (0.25%) SAML
9 4 (0.17%) Apache Axis
9 4 (0.17%) JDBC
9 4 (0.17%) LDAP
9 4 (0.17%) ODBC
9 4 (0.17%) OpenID
9 4 (0.17%) SOAP
10 3 (0.13%) ASP.NET
10 3 (0.13%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 123 (5.16%) Data Centre
2 108 (4.53%) Analytical Skills
3 92 (3.86%) Clustering
4 78 (3.27%) Management Information System
5 66 (2.77%) Self-Motivation
6 65 (2.73%) PKI
7 63 (2.64%) Fat Client
7 63 (2.64%) Thin Client
8 57 (2.39%) Smartphone
9 44 (1.85%) Blackberry
10 31 (1.30%) iPad
10 31 (1.30%) User Experience
11 30 (1.26%) iPhone
12 29 (1.22%) Driving Licence
13 26 (1.09%) Public Cloud
13 26 (1.09%) Video Conferencing
14 23 (0.97%) NHS
15 21 (0.88%) Enterprise Software
16 20 (0.84%) Mobile App
17 19 (0.80%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1,914 (80.32%) Windows
2 956 (40.12%) Windows 10
3 641 (26.90%) Windows 7
4 626 (26.27%) Windows Server
5 278 (11.67%) Windows Server 2008
6 275 (11.54%) Windows Server 2012
7 165 (6.92%) Linux
8 105 (4.41%) Apple iOS
9 94 (3.94%) Android
10 76 (3.19%) Windows Server 2003
11 64 (2.69%) Windows 8
12 63 (2.64%) Mac OS
13 58 (2.43%) Windows XP
14 50 (2.10%) Mac OS X
15 39 (1.64%) Unix
16 25 (1.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 9 (0.38%) AIX
18 8 (0.34%) Ubuntu
19 6 (0.25%) Windows Vista
20 5 (0.21%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 499 (20.94%) ITIL
2 348 (14.60%) Migration
3 285 (11.96%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 265 (11.12%) Application Packaging
5 154 (6.46%) Problem-Solving
6 112 (4.70%) Service Delivery
7 107 (4.49%) Change Management
7 107 (4.49%) Patch Management
8 102 (4.28%) ITSM
9 99 (4.15%) Asset Management
10 93 (3.90%) Service Management
11 90 (3.78%) Software Deployment
12 82 (3.44%) ITIL V3
12 82 (3.44%) Mobile Device Management
13 75 (3.15%) Project Management
14 70 (2.94%) User Acceptance Testing
15 63 (2.64%) Disaster Recovery
16 62 (2.60%) Application Virtualisation
16 62 (2.60%) Configuration Management
17 57 (2.39%) Desktop Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 583 (24.46%) PowerShell
2 197 (8.27%) SQL
3 113 (4.74%) VBScript
4 80 (3.36%) VB
5 26 (1.09%) Shell Script
6 22 (0.92%) Java
6 22 (0.92%) VBA
7 19 (0.80%) C#
8 17 (0.71%) Python
9 14 (0.59%) C
10 13 (0.55%) Ruby
11 12 (0.50%) JavaScript
12 9 (0.38%) T-SQL
13 7 (0.29%) Bash Shell
14 3 (0.13%) AppleScript
14 3 (0.13%) Perl
15 2 (0.084%) Groovy
15 2 (0.084%) PHP
16 1 (0.042%) PL/SQL
16 1 (0.042%) R
Qualifications
1 348 (14.60%) Security Cleared
2 246 (10.32%) Microsoft Certification
3 236 (9.90%) SC Cleared
4 165 (6.92%) MCSE
5 97 (4.07%) DV Cleared
6 78 (3.27%) MCSA
7 68 (2.85%) Degree
8 65 (2.73%) MCP
9 49 (2.06%) Cisco Certification
10 43 (1.80%) CCNA
11 41 (1.72%) Citrix Certification
12 35 (1.47%) CCA
12 35 (1.47%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 34 (1.43%) DBS Check
14 30 (1.26%) A+ Certification
15 29 (1.22%) ITIL Certification
16 27 (1.13%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
17 22 (0.92%) MCITP
18 21 (0.88%) MCTS
19 19 (0.80%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 104 (4.36%) SLA
2 29 (1.22%) QA
3 23 (0.97%) PMO
4 9 (0.38%) Disclosure Scotland
4 9 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.17%) COBIT
6 3 (0.13%) GDPR
6 3 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 19770
6 3 (0.13%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.084%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 2 (0.084%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 2 (0.084%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.084%) Solvency II
8 1 (0.042%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.042%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 1 (0.042%) FIPS 140-2
8 1 (0.042%) Government Security Classifications
8 1 (0.042%) ISO 22301
8 1 (0.042%) JSP 440
8 1 (0.042%) RMADS
System Software
1 1,297 (54.43%) Active Directory
2 417 (17.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 331 (13.89%) Microsoft App-V
4 250 (10.49%) Hyper-V
5 216 (9.06%) XenApp
6 162 (6.80%) XenDesktop
7 149 (6.25%) VMware ESXi
8 123 (5.16%) vSphere
9 88 (3.69%) BitLocker
10 74 (3.11%) Virtual Desktop
11 50 (2.10%) Virtual Machines
12 41 (1.72%) XenServer
13 35 (1.47%) VMware Workstation
14 29 (1.22%) Virtual Servers
15 21 (0.88%) DFS Replication
16 15 (0.63%) Oracle RAC
17 14 (0.59%) Terminal Services
18 13 (0.55%) Firmware
19 9 (0.38%) Microsoft Virtual Server
19 9 (0.38%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 297 (12.46%) SCOM
2 167 (7.01%) Microsoft Intune
3 141 (5.92%) WSUS
4 77 (3.23%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 56 (2.35%) Microsoft Clustering
6 50 (2.10%) vCenter Server
7 43 (1.80%) AirWatch
8 39 (1.64%) SCVMM
9 38 (1.59%) Puppet
10 35 (1.47%) NetBackup
11 34 (1.43%) Single Sign-On
12 33 (1.38%) McAfee ePO
13 21 (0.88%) SCOrch
14 20 (0.84%) OpenView Configuration Management
15 18 (0.76%) Cisco CUCM
15 18 (0.76%) SafeCom
15 18 (0.76%) Tivoli Storage Manager
16 17 (0.71%) Forefront Identity Manager
16 17 (0.71%) vMotion
17 15 (0.63%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 1,184 (49.69%) Microsoft
2 682 (28.62%) VMware
3 500 (20.98%) Citrix
4 211 (8.85%) Cisco
5 209 (8.77%) HP
6 145 (6.08%) Apple
7 127 (5.33%) Ivanti
8 96 (4.03%) ServiceNow
9 93 (3.90%) Dell
9 93 (3.90%) McAfee
10 66 (2.77%) SolarWinds
11 62 (2.60%) Symantec
12 60 (2.52%) Oracle
13 59 (2.48%) EMC
14 57 (2.39%) Remedy
15 50 (2.10%) Wyse
16 47 (1.97%) Adobe
17 46 (1.93%) NetApp
18 37 (1.55%) Veeam
19 32 (1.34%) IBM