Period
to 21 January 2021

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 21 January 2021 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
21 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 152 79 118
Rank change year-on-year -73 +39 +40
Contract jobs citing SCCM 730 2,067 2,228
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.74% 2.83% 2.25%
As % of the Systems Management category 10.46% 19.53% 15.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 581 1,390 1,431
Median daily rate £375 £350 £351
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -0.14% +7.85%
10th Percentile £135 £145 £145
90th Percentile £519 £500 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £350 £350
% change year-on-year -7.14% - +14.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 72 180 210
Median hourly rate £17.72 £16.60 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.72% -5.14% +0.36%
10th Percentile £11.42 £12.44 £12.75
90th Percentile £60.00 £25.34 £27.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.43 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +5.64% -5.71% -

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 6,979 10,582 14,496
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.65% 14.51% 14.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,885 7,298 9,881
Median daily rate £500 £500 £500
10th Percentile £313 £263 £306
90th Percentile £656 £675 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 149 280 343
Median hourly rate £24.40 £18.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +35.56% +2.86% +2.13%
10th Percentile £12.50 £12.72 £12.25
90th Percentile £61.39 £48.79 £46.67
Median hourly rate £22.75 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +30.00% - +11.39%

SCCM
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for SCCM in the UK

SCCM
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing SCCM.

Daily rate trend for SCCM in the UK

SCCM
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing SCCM over the 6 months to 21 January 2021.

Daily rate histogram for SCCM in the UK

SCCM
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing SCCM.

Hourly rate trend for SCCM in the UK

SCCM
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing SCCM over the 6 months to 21 January 2021.

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 21 January 2021. 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 -68 605 £375 +7.14% 144
UK excluding London -33 446 £325 -7.14% 120
London -49 227 £419 +23.62% 27
Work from Home -91 150 £400 -5.88% 32
South East -20 108 £350 -6.67% 25
North of England -34 101 £356 +18.75% 35
Scotland +9 73 £340 +4.62% 2
North West -11 67 £279 -2.11% 17
Midlands -13 67 £325 +8.33% 21
West Midlands +12 56 £325 +7.88% 12
South West -17 49 £350 - 20
East of England -22 31 £255 -32.00% 15
Yorkshire -18 27 £500 +42.86% 10
Wales -8 20 £250 -41.18% 2
East Midlands -24 11 £500 +122.22% 9
North East -2 7 £205 +10.81% 8

For the 6 months to 21 January 2021, 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.

1 563 (77.12%) Windows
2 409 (56.03%) Active Directory
3 346 (47.40%) Microsoft
4 334 (45.75%) Windows 10
5 299 (40.96%) Office 365
6 193 (26.44%) Azure
7 177 (24.25%) Windows Server
8 162 (22.19%) VMware
9 136 (18.63%) Security Cleared
9 136 (18.63%) PowerShell
10 120 (16.44%) Microsoft Intune
11 114 (15.62%) Citrix
12 111 (15.21%) VMware Infrastructure
13 106 (14.52%) Windows 7
13 106 (14.52%) Microsoft Office
14 104 (14.25%) Migration
15 101 (13.84%) SC Cleared
15 101 (13.84%) Public Sector
16 100 (13.70%) DNS
17 97 (13.29%) ITIL
18 91 (12.47%) Finance
18 91 (12.47%) Windows Server 2012
19 73 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
20 72 (9.86%) Problem-Solving
21 67 (9.18%) Application Packaging
21 67 (9.18%) Azure Active Directory
22 59 (8.08%) SharePoint
23 57 (7.81%) Windows Server 2016
24 54 (7.40%) SCOM
25 52 (7.12%) Linux

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 59 (8.08%) SharePoint
2 47 (6.44%) MS Exchange
3 39 (5.34%) IIS
4 18 (2.47%) Skype for Business
5 7 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (0.41%) BizTalk Server
6 3 (0.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 3 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (0.41%) OpenStack
7 2 (0.27%) Apache
7 2 (0.27%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.14%) Confluence
8 1 (0.14%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.14%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.14%) Site Server
Applications
1 106 (14.52%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (1.78%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (1.10%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.14%) Chatbot
4 1 (0.14%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.27%) Oracle Assets
1 2 (0.27%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.14%) assyst
2 1 (0.14%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 299 (40.96%) Office 365
2 193 (26.44%) Azure
3 67 (9.18%) Azure Active Directory
4 26 (3.56%) OneDrive
5 22 (3.01%) Mimecast
6 20 (2.74%) AWS
7 15 (2.05%) PaaS
7 15 (2.05%) Power Platform
8 14 (1.92%) IaaS
8 14 (1.92%) SaaS
9 7 (0.96%) Power Automate
10 4 (0.55%) PowerApps
11 3 (0.41%) GCP
11 3 (0.41%) Yammer
12 2 (0.27%) Adobe Creative Cloud
12 2 (0.27%) Azure ExpressRoute
12 2 (0.27%) OpenShift
13 1 (0.14%) Amazon ECS
13 1 (0.14%) AWS CodeCommit
13 1 (0.14%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 100 (13.70%) DNS
2 50 (6.85%) Firewall
3 49 (6.71%) DHCP
4 44 (6.03%) LAN
4 44 (6.03%) VPN
4 44 (6.03%) WAN
5 31 (4.25%) SAN
6 27 (3.70%) Skype
7 24 (3.29%) WAAS
8 21 (2.88%) TCP/IP
9 18 (2.47%) VSAN
9 18 (2.47%) Wireless
10 13 (1.78%) NetScaler
11 11 (1.51%) Network Security
11 11 (1.51%) Wi-Fi
12 10 (1.37%) HTTP
13 9 (1.23%) HTTPS
13 9 (1.23%) Internet
13 9 (1.23%) SSL
14 7 (0.96%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (6.30%) SQL Server
2 11 (1.51%) Power BI
3 5 (0.68%) Azure SQL Database
4 4 (0.55%) Amazon RDS
5 2 (0.27%) Hadoop
5 2 (0.27%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.14%) dBASE
6 1 (0.14%) MS Access
6 1 (0.14%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.14%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.14%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.14%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 27 (3.70%) MSI
2 9 (1.23%) InstallShield
3 6 (0.82%) Visual Studio Team System
4 3 (0.41%) AdminStudio
4 3 (0.41%) Octopus Deploy
5 2 (0.27%) Git (software)
5 2 (0.27%) Hudson
5 2 (0.27%) JIRA
6 1 (0.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (0.14%) Bitbucket
6 1 (0.14%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.14%) Oracle APEX
6 1 (0.14%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 101 (13.84%) Public Sector
2 91 (12.47%) Finance
3 23 (3.15%) Telecoms
4 18 (2.47%) Banking
5 14 (1.92%) Legal
5 14 (1.92%) Local Government
5 14 (1.92%) Retail
6 13 (1.78%) Manufacturing
7 9 (1.23%) Electronics
7 9 (1.23%) Marketing
8 8 (1.10%) Publishing
8 8 (1.10%) Spanish Language
9 5 (0.68%) French Language
9 5 (0.68%) German Language
9 5 (0.68%) Italian Language
10 4 (0.55%) Automotive
10 4 (0.55%) Back Office
10 4 (0.55%) Law
11 3 (0.41%) Financial Institution
11 3 (0.41%) Military
Job Titles
1 72 (9.86%) Support Engineer
2 69 (9.45%) Windows Engineer
3 62 (8.49%) Architect
4 56 (7.67%) Desktop Engineer
5 55 (7.53%) SCCM Engineer
6 54 (7.40%) Consultant
7 53 (7.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 51 (6.99%) Analyst
9 45 (6.16%) 2nd Line Support
10 42 (5.75%) Desktop Support
11 28 (3.84%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 28 (3.84%) Applications Packager
11 28 (3.84%) IT Engineer
11 28 (3.84%) Support Analyst
12 26 (3.56%) Wintel Engineer
13 25 (3.42%) IT Support
14 24 (3.29%) 2nd Line Engineer
15 23 (3.15%) Build Engineer
16 22 (3.01%) Desktop Support Engineer
16 22 (3.01%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (2.60%) Middleware
2 17 (2.33%) Software Packaging
3 6 (0.82%) SailPoint
4 4 (0.55%) .NET
5 3 (0.41%) JSON
6 2 (0.27%) 802.1X
6 2 (0.27%) Web Services
7 1 (0.14%) COM
7 1 (0.14%) Flash
7 1 (0.14%) LDAP
7 1 (0.14%) OAuth
7 1 (0.14%) OpenID
7 1 (0.14%) REST
7 1 (0.14%) SAML
7 1 (0.14%) Silverlight
7 1 (0.14%) SOAP
7 1 (0.14%) Visualforce
7 1 (0.14%) WCF
7 1 (0.14%) WPF
7 1 (0.14%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 35 (4.79%) Analytical Skills
2 28 (3.84%) NHS
3 25 (3.42%) PKI
4 24 (3.29%) Clustering
5 23 (3.15%) Self-Motivation
6 22 (3.01%) Data Centre
6 22 (3.01%) Driving Licence
7 20 (2.74%) EMC VNX
8 17 (2.33%) Management Information System
8 17 (2.33%) Video Conferencing
9 12 (1.64%) CMDB
10 11 (1.51%) Smartphone
11 10 (1.37%) Enterprise Software
11 10 (1.37%) Replication
12 9 (1.23%) Blackberry
13 7 (0.96%) User Experience
14 6 (0.82%) Hybrid Cloud
14 6 (0.82%) Private Cloud
14 6 (0.82%) Public Cloud
14 6 (0.82%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 563 (77.12%) Windows
2 334 (45.75%) Windows 10
3 177 (24.25%) Windows Server
4 106 (14.52%) Windows 7
5 91 (12.47%) Windows Server 2012
6 57 (7.81%) Windows Server 2016
7 52 (7.12%) Linux
8 32 (4.38%) Windows Server 2008
9 30 (4.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 28 (3.84%) Windows Server 2019
11 23 (3.15%) Mac OS
12 19 (2.60%) Windows XP
13 18 (2.47%) Apple iOS
14 14 (1.92%) Android
15 11 (1.51%) CentOS
16 9 (1.23%) Windows Server 2003
17 8 (1.10%) Unix
17 8 (1.10%) Windows 8
18 4 (0.55%) VMS
19 2 (0.27%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 104 (14.25%) Migration
2 97 (13.29%) ITIL
3 73 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 72 (9.86%) Problem-Solving
5 67 (9.18%) Application Packaging
6 36 (4.93%) Mobile Device Management
7 33 (4.52%) Patch Management
8 31 (4.25%) Service Delivery
9 30 (4.11%) Service Management
10 28 (3.84%) Software Deployment
11 24 (3.29%) Agile Software Development
11 24 (3.29%) Business Intelligence
11 24 (3.29%) ITSM
12 23 (3.15%) Asset Management
13 22 (3.01%) Virtual Environments
14 21 (2.88%) Project Management
15 20 (2.74%) Identity Management
16 19 (2.60%) Configuration Management
17 18 (2.47%) Analytics
17 18 (2.47%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 136 (18.63%) PowerShell
2 43 (5.89%) SQL
3 15 (2.05%) VBScript
4 13 (1.78%) VB
5 10 (1.37%) Python
6 8 (1.10%) Bash Shell
7 3 (0.41%) Shell Script
8 2 (0.27%) C
8 2 (0.27%) VBA
9 1 (0.14%) Apex Code
9 1 (0.14%) PHP
Qualifications
1 136 (18.63%) Security Cleared
2 101 (13.84%) SC Cleared
3 48 (6.58%) Microsoft Certification
4 23 (3.15%) MCSE
5 22 (3.01%) DV Cleared
6 18 (2.47%) Degree
7 14 (1.92%) ITIL Certification
7 14 (1.92%) MCSA
8 12 (1.64%) DBS Check
9 10 (1.37%) MCP
10 9 (1.23%) BPSS Clearance
11 5 (0.68%) CCNA
11 5 (0.68%) Cisco Certification
11 5 (0.68%) HPE ATP
12 4 (0.55%) CTC Cleared
12 4 (0.55%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 4 (0.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 3 (0.41%) MOS
13 3 (0.41%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 3 (0.41%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (3.15%) SLA
2 7 (0.96%) QA
3 4 (0.55%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.41%) Disclosure Scotland
4 3 (0.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.14%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.14%) GMP
5 1 (0.14%) GxP
5 1 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 409 (56.03%) Active Directory
2 111 (15.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 46 (6.30%) Microsoft App-V
4 40 (5.48%) vSphere
5 37 (5.07%) Hyper-V
6 34 (4.66%) VMware ESXi
7 22 (3.01%) XenApp
8 18 (2.47%) Virtual Machines
8 18 (2.47%) XenDesktop
9 14 (1.92%) VMware NSX
10 13 (1.78%) BitLocker
11 11 (1.51%) Virtual Desktop
12 4 (0.55%) Docker
12 4 (0.55%) vCloud
12 4 (0.55%) Virtual Servers
12 4 (0.55%) VMware Workstation
13 3 (0.41%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
13 3 (0.41%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 2 (0.27%) HDFS
14 2 (0.27%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 120 (16.44%) Microsoft Intune
2 54 (7.40%) SCOM
3 36 (4.93%) WSUS
4 26 (3.56%) Microsoft Clustering
5 19 (2.60%) IBM BigFix
5 19 (2.60%) vCenter Server
6 17 (2.33%) AirWatch
7 15 (2.05%) Jamf Pro
8 14 (1.92%) McAfee ePO
9 11 (1.51%) Ansible
10 10 (1.37%) Terraform
11 9 (1.23%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 9 (1.23%) PowerCLI
12 8 (1.10%) vRealize
13 6 (0.82%) Puppet
13 6 (0.82%) SCDPM
14 5 (0.68%) Nessus
14 5 (0.68%) NetBackup
14 5 (0.68%) Single Sign-On
15 4 (0.55%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 346 (47.40%) Microsoft
2 162 (22.19%) VMware
3 114 (15.62%) Citrix
4 39 (5.34%) Cisco
4 39 (5.34%) HP
5 33 (4.52%) Red Hat
6 32 (4.38%) EMC
7 31 (4.25%) Apple
8 28 (3.84%) McAfee
8 28 (3.84%) ServiceNow
9 26 (3.56%) SolarWinds
10 21 (2.88%) Ivanti
11 18 (2.47%) Snow
12 15 (2.05%) Dell
12 15 (2.05%) Remedy
12 15 (2.05%) Symantec
13 14 (1.92%) Google
14 11 (1.51%) Twitter
15 10 (1.37%) Palo Alto
15 10 (1.37%) SAP