Period
to 22 June 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 22 June 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
22 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 129 177 167
Rank change year-on-year +48 -10 -9
Contract jobs citing SCCM 2,005 1,369 1,732
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.00% 1.50% 1.62%
As % of the Systems Management category 15.31% 13.78% 15.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,278 864 1,008
UK median daily rate £325 £325 £325
10th Percentile £139 £135 £150
90th Percentile £521 £513 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £315 £300 £321
% change year-on-year +5.00% -6.40% +1.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 131 89 141
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £16.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.09% -13.16% +11.76%
10th Percentile £13.00 £10.70 £13.00
90th Percentile £31.50 £36.95 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £14.93 £20.00
% change year-on-year +17.25% -25.38% +17.65%

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 13,100 9,935 11,513
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.07% 10.88% 10.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,693 6,547 7,356
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £263
90th Percentile £638 £601 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £413 £388
% change year-on-year +3.03% +6.45% +6.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 330 226 276
UK median hourly rate £19.20 £19.50 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.54% -15.22% +15.00%
10th Percentile £11.83 £11.25 £13.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.50 £53.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year - -30.00% +23.85%

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 22 June 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 22 June 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for SCCM in the UK

SCCM
Top 17 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 22 June 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 +42 1,799 £325 - 266
UK excluding London +48 1,197 £315 +5.00% 186
London +33 781 £350 -3.45% 92
South East +77 411 £325 -8.64% 57
North of England -9 189 £305 +1.67% 38
Midlands +18 171 £325 +12.07% 38
Scotland +5 147 £275 -2.22% 11
South West +66 142 £325 +13.04% 29
North West +8 112 £328 +9.25% 19
East of England -2 105 £300 +4.35% 12
West Midlands +2 95 £325 +3.17% 14
East Midlands +3 76 £325 +18.18% 24
Yorkshire -29 52 £300 +9.09% 16
Wales +6 26 £313 +4.17% 1
North East -3 25 £223 -36.43% 3
Channel Islands +3 7 £408 -
Northern Ireland +15 1 £250 -

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 1,583 (78.95%) Windows
2 1,169 (58.30%) Active Directory
3 929 (46.33%) Microsoft
4 789 (39.35%) Windows 10
5 629 (31.37%) Office 365
6 588 (29.33%) Windows 7
7 580 (28.93%) VMware
8 570 (28.43%) Windows Server
9 504 (25.14%) Citrix
10 468 (23.34%) PowerShell
11 379 (18.90%) ITIL
12 374 (18.65%) VMware Infrastructure
13 345 (17.21%) Security Cleared
14 321 (16.01%) Microsoft App-V
15 317 (15.81%) Microsoft Azure
16 309 (15.41%) Microsoft Office
17 296 (14.76%) SC Cleared
18 289 (14.41%) Migration
19 273 (13.62%) Windows Server 2008
20 264 (13.17%) SCOM
21 263 (13.12%) Finance
22 261 (13.02%) Windows Server 2012
23 259 (12.92%) DNS
24 235 (11.72%) MS Exchange
25 227 (11.32%) Hyper-V
26 213 (10.62%) DHCP
27 200 (9.98%) SQL
28 199 (9.93%) XenApp
29 193 (9.63%) Cisco
30 184 (9.18%) Ivanti

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
1 235 (11.72%) MS Exchange
2 141 (7.03%) Skype for Business
3 119 (5.94%) SharePoint
4 86 (4.29%) Exchange Server 2010
5 83 (4.14%) IIS
6 33 (1.65%) Exchange Server 2013
7 14 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2003
8 13 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2007
9 10 (0.50%) Apache
9 10 (0.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 10 (0.50%) IBM Notes
10 9 (0.45%) Confluence
10 9 (0.45%) WebSphere
11 6 (0.30%) CMS
11 6 (0.30%) SharePoint 2013
11 6 (0.30%) Tomcat
12 5 (0.25%) Office Communications Server
12 5 (0.25%) SharePoint Server
12 5 (0.25%) Site Server
13 3 (0.15%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 309 (15.41%) Microsoft Office
2 22 (1.10%) Microsoft Excel
3 15 (0.75%) MS Visio
4 13 (0.65%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 6 (0.30%) Microsoft Project
6 4 (0.20%) PTC Creo
6 4 (0.20%) Windchill
7 3 (0.15%) Mozilla Thunderbird
7 3 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.050%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.050%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 9 (0.45%) RMDS
2 5 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.100%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.100%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.100%) Teamcenter
4 1 (0.050%) assyst
4 1 (0.050%) ENOVIA
4 1 (0.050%) Markit EDM
4 1 (0.050%) Servitor
Cloud Services
1 629 (31.37%) Office 365
2 317 (15.81%) Microsoft Azure
3 111 (5.54%) Amazon AWS
4 89 (4.44%) Azure Active Directory
5 37 (1.85%) OneDrive
6 29 (1.45%) IaaS
7 22 (1.10%) PaaS
8 16 (0.80%) SaaS
9 14 (0.70%) Yammer
10 12 (0.60%) G Suite
11 8 (0.40%) Cloud Computing
12 6 (0.30%) GitHub
13 5 (0.25%) Mimecast
14 4 (0.20%) Dynamics 365
14 4 (0.20%) iTunes
15 3 (0.15%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 3 (0.15%) Datadog
15 3 (0.15%) Slack
16 2 (0.100%) AWS CloudFormation
17 1 (0.050%) Amazon Glacier
Communications & Networking
1 259 (12.92%) DNS
2 213 (10.62%) DHCP
3 148 (7.38%) LAN
4 131 (6.53%) Skype
5 128 (6.38%) Firewall
6 127 (6.33%) WAN
7 121 (6.03%) SAN
8 114 (5.69%) VPN
9 110 (5.49%) TCP/IP
10 58 (2.89%) Remote Desktop
11 53 (2.64%) Internet
12 48 (2.39%) Wi-Fi
13 47 (2.34%) VLAN
14 37 (1.85%) VoIP
15 36 (1.80%) 3G
16 32 (1.60%) DMZ
17 31 (1.55%) NAS
17 31 (1.55%) Wireless
18 28 (1.40%) SMS
19 26 (1.30%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 154 (7.68%) SQL Server
2 35 (1.75%) Amazon RDS
3 26 (1.30%) SQL Server 2012
4 19 (0.95%) SQL Server 2008
5 15 (0.75%) Power BI
6 12 (0.60%) SQL Server 2005
6 12 (0.60%) SQL Server 2016
7 10 (0.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 9 (0.45%) Blockchain
9 8 (0.40%) BusinessObjects
10 7 (0.35%) Big Data
11 6 (0.30%) SAP Data Services
12 5 (0.25%) MySQL
12 5 (0.25%) Oracle Database
12 5 (0.25%) SQL Server 2000
13 4 (0.20%) Azure SQL Database
13 4 (0.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 4 (0.20%) SQLPlus
14 3 (0.15%) Hadoop
14 3 (0.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 129 (6.43%) MSI
2 48 (2.39%) JIRA
3 36 (1.80%) InstallShield
4 27 (1.35%) AdminStudio
5 18 (0.90%) Jenkins
6 8 (0.40%) Git (software)
7 7 (0.35%) Hudson
7 7 (0.35%) Team Foundation Server
7 7 (0.35%) WiX
8 5 (0.25%) WinDbg
9 4 (0.20%) JMeter
9 4 (0.20%) LoadRunner
9 4 (0.20%) Subversion
9 4 (0.20%) Visual Studio
9 4 (0.20%) Visual Studio Team System
9 4 (0.20%) Zephyr
10 3 (0.15%) Artifactory
11 2 (0.100%) Octopus Deploy
11 2 (0.100%) SilkTest
11 2 (0.100%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 263 (13.12%) Finance
2 54 (2.69%) Banking
3 36 (1.80%) Retail
4 34 (1.70%) Publishing
5 28 (1.40%) Telecoms
6 25 (1.25%) Back Office
6 25 (1.25%) Law
7 20 (1.00%) Marketing
8 19 (0.95%) Local Government
9 18 (0.90%) Legal
9 18 (0.90%) Manufacturing
10 10 (0.50%) Electronics
10 10 (0.50%) Investment Banking
11 9 (0.45%) Financial Institution
12 8 (0.40%) Advertising
13 7 (0.35%) French Language
14 4 (0.20%) Mandarin Language
14 4 (0.20%) Military
15 3 (0.15%) Automotive
15 3 (0.15%) Games
Job Titles
1 307 (15.31%) Analyst
2 287 (14.31%) Desktop Support
3 244 (12.17%) Support Engineer
4 202 (10.07%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 200 (9.98%) Windows Engineer
6 173 (8.63%) Architect
7 161 (8.03%) 2nd Line Support
8 144 (7.18%) SCCM Engineer
9 129 (6.43%) Desktop Engineer
10 117 (5.84%) Consultant
11 111 (5.54%) Support Analyst
12 109 (5.44%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 85 (4.24%) Applications Packager
14 84 (4.19%) Server Engineer
15 80 (3.99%) Service Analyst
16 77 (3.84%) 2nd Line Engineer
17 70 (3.49%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
18 68 (3.39%) 3rd Line Support
19 64 (3.19%) Service Desk Analyst
20 59 (2.94%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (3.09%) Web Services
2 32 (1.60%) Software Packaging
3 17 (0.85%) .NET
4 9 (0.45%) REST
5 8 (0.40%) HTML
6 7 (0.35%) .NET Framework
6 7 (0.35%) CSS
6 7 (0.35%) XML
7 6 (0.30%) 802.1X
7 6 (0.30%) AngularJS
7 6 (0.30%) ASP.NET Web API
7 6 (0.30%) COM
7 6 (0.30%) Dapper ORM
7 6 (0.30%) Entity Framework
7 6 (0.30%) JSON
7 6 (0.30%) MFC
7 6 (0.30%) NHibernate
7 6 (0.30%) WCF
7 6 (0.30%) WPF
7 6 (0.30%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 122 (6.08%) Data Centre
2 105 (5.24%) Analytical Skills
3 79 (3.94%) Clustering
4 78 (3.89%) PKI
5 77 (3.84%) Fat Client
5 77 (3.84%) Thin Client
6 69 (3.44%) Smartphone
7 50 (2.49%) Management Information System
8 41 (2.04%) iPad
9 37 (1.85%) Self-Motivation
9 37 (1.85%) Video Conferencing
10 36 (1.80%) iPhone
11 31 (1.55%) Blackberry
12 26 (1.30%) Computer Science
13 24 (1.20%) User Experience
14 22 (1.10%) CMDB
15 20 (1.00%) Replication
16 18 (0.90%) Client/Server
17 13 (0.65%) Greenfield Project
18 12 (0.60%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 1,583 (78.95%) Windows
2 789 (39.35%) Windows 10
3 588 (29.33%) Windows 7
4 570 (28.43%) Windows Server
5 273 (13.62%) Windows Server 2008
6 261 (13.02%) Windows Server 2012
7 148 (7.38%) Linux
8 120 (5.99%) Windows Server 2003
9 98 (4.89%) Apple iOS
10 94 (4.69%) Windows 8
11 90 (4.49%) Android
12 70 (3.49%) Mac OS X
13 52 (2.59%) Mac OS
14 43 (2.14%) Windows XP
15 41 (2.04%) Unix
16 28 (1.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 22 (1.10%) Windows 2000
18 19 (0.95%) AIX
19 15 (0.75%) Solaris
20 13 (0.65%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 379 (18.90%) ITIL
2 289 (14.41%) Migration
3 166 (8.28%) Application Packaging
4 130 (6.48%) Problem-Solving
5 109 (5.44%) Service Management
6 100 (4.99%) Change Management
7 81 (4.04%) Problem Management
8 80 (3.99%) Incident Management
8 80 (3.99%) Mobile Device Management
9 69 (3.44%) ITSM
10 64 (3.19%) Asset Management
11 62 (3.09%) Configuration Management
11 62 (3.09%) User Acceptance Testing
12 61 (3.04%) ITIL V3
12 61 (3.04%) Software Delivery
13 60 (2.99%) Project Management
14 59 (2.94%) Software Deployment
15 58 (2.89%) Service Delivery
15 58 (2.89%) Stakeholder Management
16 47 (2.34%) Deployment Automation
Programming Languages
1 468 (23.34%) PowerShell
2 200 (9.98%) SQL
3 106 (5.29%) VBScript
4 52 (2.59%) VB
5 26 (1.30%) Java
6 25 (1.25%) JavaScript
7 20 (1.00%) Python
8 17 (0.85%) T-SQL
9 14 (0.70%) C#
10 10 (0.50%) Bash Shell
10 10 (0.50%) C
11 8 (0.40%) PHP
11 8 (0.40%) Ruby
12 5 (0.25%) AppleScript
13 3 (0.15%) Perl
13 3 (0.15%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 345 (17.21%) Security Cleared
2 296 (14.76%) SC Cleared
3 182 (9.08%) Microsoft Certification
4 109 (5.44%) MCSE
5 77 (3.84%) MCSA
6 46 (2.29%) Degree
7 45 (2.24%) DV Cleared
8 41 (2.04%) MCP
9 35 (1.75%) Cisco Certification
10 31 (1.55%) ITIL Certification
11 30 (1.50%) CCNA
12 24 (1.20%) BPSS Clearance
12 24 (1.20%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 22 (1.10%) Computer Science Degree
13 22 (1.10%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 18 (0.90%) Citrix Certification
15 17 (0.85%) DBS Check
16 16 (0.80%) A+ Certification
16 16 (0.80%) MCDST
16 16 (0.80%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 107 (5.34%) SLA
2 33 (1.65%) Disclosure Scotland
3 25 (1.25%) QA
4 20 (1.00%) GDPR
5 5 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 4 (0.20%) COBIT
6 4 (0.20%) PCI DSS
6 4 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 3 (0.15%) PMO
8 2 (0.100%) RMADS
9 1 (0.050%) Def Stans
9 1 (0.050%) GCP
9 1 (0.050%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.050%) ISO/IEC 19770
9 1 (0.050%) Solvency II
System Software
1 1,169 (58.30%) Active Directory
2 374 (18.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 321 (16.01%) Microsoft App-V
4 227 (11.32%) Hyper-V
5 199 (9.93%) XenApp
6 159 (7.93%) XenDesktop
7 143 (7.13%) VMware ESXi
8 86 (4.29%) BitLocker
9 61 (3.04%) vSphere
10 60 (2.99%) Virtual Desktop
11 51 (2.54%) Virtual Machines
12 49 (2.44%) XenServer
13 33 (1.65%) VMware Workstation
14 26 (1.30%) Virtual Servers
15 19 (0.95%) DFS Replication
15 19 (0.95%) Terminal Services
16 12 (0.60%) Citrix Presentation Server
17 9 (0.45%) VMware NSX
17 9 (0.45%) VMware Server
18 7 (0.35%) Xen
Systems Management
1 264 (13.17%) SCOM
2 129 (6.43%) Microsoft Intune
3 112 (5.59%) WSUS
4 86 (4.29%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 47 (2.34%) Microsoft Clustering
6 42 (2.09%) AirWatch
7 41 (2.04%) SCVMM
8 35 (1.75%) SCOrch
9 34 (1.70%) vCenter Server
10 33 (1.65%) McAfee ePO
10 33 (1.65%) NetBackup
11 26 (1.30%) SCSM
12 25 (1.25%) Norton AntiVirus
13 24 (1.20%) Puppet
14 20 (1.00%) Nagios
14 20 (1.00%) Single Sign-On
15 16 (0.80%) Backup Exec
16 12 (0.60%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
17 10 (0.50%) Terraform
17 10 (0.50%) vRealize
Vendors
1 929 (46.33%) Microsoft
2 580 (28.93%) VMware
3 504 (25.14%) Citrix
4 193 (9.63%) Cisco
5 184 (9.18%) Ivanti
6 155 (7.73%) HP
7 107 (5.34%) Apple
8 88 (4.39%) McAfee
9 76 (3.79%) ServiceNow
10 69 (3.44%) Dell
11 64 (3.19%) SolarWinds
12 60 (2.99%) Symantec
13 56 (2.79%) NetApp
14 50 (2.49%) Remedy
15 48 (2.39%) IBM
16 47 (2.34%) EMC
17 44 (2.19%) Google
18 37 (1.85%) Red Hat
19 36 (1.80%) Veeam
20 34 (1.70%) Oracle