Period
to 23 October 2017

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 23 October 2017 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
23 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 157 164 175
Rank change year-on-year +7 +11 -30
Contract jobs citing SCCM 1671 1757 1604
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.67% 1.67% 1.41%
As % of the Systems Management category 14.99% 15.04% 16.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 1038 1069 1001
UK median daily rate £325 £325 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +1.56% -1.54%
10th Percentile £138 £160 £150
90th Percentile £508 £521 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £313 £320 £313
% change year-on-year -2.34% +2.40% +0.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 110 130 152
UK median hourly rate £14.76 £17.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.64% +16.67% -13.04%
10th Percentile £10.73 £13.23 £10.50
90th Percentile £27.06 £36.60 £38.63
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £17.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year -14.29% +16.67% -6.72%

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 11149 11683 9677
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 11.13% 11.09% 8.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 7464 7464 5917
UK median daily rate £475 £435 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.20% +8.75% +6.67%
10th Percentile £263 £261 £225
90th Percentile £613 £588 £560
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.75% +6.67% +8.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 269 262 332
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £22.25 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.10% +11.25% -
10th Percentile £10.75 £13.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.50 £43.28 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.38 £24.75 £20.19
% change year-on-year -29.80% +22.62% +0.93%

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 23 October 2017.

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 23 October 2017.

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 23 October 2017. 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 +13 1509 £325 -0.76% 110
UK excluding London -3 1037 £313 -2.34% 77
London +11 607 £345 -10.97% 38
South East -6 308 £375 +17.19% 28
North of England +11 234 £300 - 20
Midlands +46 155 £300 -22.63% 13
East of England -12 125 £300 +14.29% 5
Scotland -8 115 £350 +16.67% 4
North West +19 111 £300 -15.49% 9
West Midlands +42 98 £275 -21.43% 5
South West -31 83 £275 -15.38% 6
Yorkshire +2 82 £155 -46.55% 9
East Midlands +4 55 £300 -45.45% 8
North East +16 42 £303 +4.31% 2
Wales +15 24 £200 -61.90% 1
Northern Ireland -50 3 £250 +66.67%

For the 6 months to 23 October 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SCCM also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for SCCM.

1 1360 (81.39%) Windows
2 931 (55.72%) Active Directory
3 767 (45.90%) Microsoft
4 510 (30.52%) Office 365
5 499 (29.86%) Windows 10
6 493 (29.50%) Windows 7
7 479 (28.67%) VMware
8 417 (24.96%) Windows Server
9 378 (22.62%) Citrix
10 351 (21.01%) ITIL
11 344 (20.59%) PowerShell
12 281 (16.82%) Microsoft App-V
13 276 (16.52%) VMware Infrastructure
14 265 (15.86%) Windows Server 2012
15 256 (15.32%) SCOM
16 250 (14.96%) Migration
17 248 (14.84%) MS Exchange
18 237 (14.18%) Microsoft Office
19 214 (12.81%) Finance
20 213 (12.75%) Security Cleared
21 210 (12.57%) Windows Server 2008
22 198 (11.85%) DNS
23 182 (10.89%) DHCP
24 181 (10.83%) Hyper-V
25 179 (10.71%) SC Cleared
26 176 (10.53%) Microsoft Azure
27 173 (10.35%) HP
28 162 (9.69%) Cisco
29 161 (9.63%) Microsoft Certification
30 149 (8.92%) Firewall

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
1 248 (14.84%) MS Exchange
2 121 (7.24%) Skype for Business
3 108 (6.46%) Exchange Server 2010
4 90 (5.39%) SharePoint
5 70 (4.19%) IIS
6 51 (3.05%) Exchange Server 2013
7 45 (2.69%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 27 (1.62%) Exchange Server 2007
9 14 (0.84%) SharePoint 2013
10 13 (0.78%) SharePoint 2010
11 11 (0.66%) Apache
12 9 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2003
12 9 (0.54%) Site Server
13 8 (0.48%) GroupWise
14 7 (0.42%) WebSphere
15 4 (0.24%) Adobe Experience Manager
15 4 (0.24%) Drupal
15 4 (0.24%) IBM Notes
15 4 (0.24%) OpenStack
15 4 (0.24%) WordPress
Applications
1 237 (14.18%) Microsoft Office
2 26 (1.56%) Microsoft Excel
3 21 (1.26%) MS Visio
4 16 (0.96%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 9 (0.54%) Microsoft Project
6 3 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.18%) Stata
7 1 (0.060%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.060%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 12 (0.72%) Eikon
2 6 (0.36%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (0.30%) Unit4 Business World
4 3 (0.18%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.12%) Primavera
5 2 (0.12%) Teamcenter
5 2 (0.12%) Temenos T24
6 1 (0.060%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.060%) SAP EWM
6 1 (0.060%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 510 (30.52%) Office 365
2 176 (10.53%) Microsoft Azure
3 78 (4.67%) Amazon AWS
4 36 (2.15%) Azure Active Directory
5 30 (1.80%) OneDrive
6 22 (1.32%) PaaS
7 20 (1.20%) IaaS
8 17 (1.02%) G Suite
9 8 (0.48%) SaaS
10 5 (0.30%) Cloud Computing
11 2 (0.12%) Amazon EC2
11 2 (0.12%) Mimecast
11 2 (0.12%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 2 (0.12%) Yammer
12 1 (0.060%) Adobe Creative Cloud
12 1 (0.060%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 1 (0.060%) Dynamics 365
12 1 (0.060%) Google Cloud Platform
12 1 (0.060%) iTunes
Communications & Networking
1 198 (11.85%) DNS
2 182 (10.89%) DHCP
3 149 (8.92%) Firewall
4 121 (7.24%) SAN
5 120 (7.18%) LAN
6 101 (6.04%) WAN
7 94 (5.63%) TCP/IP
8 89 (5.33%) Skype
9 54 (3.23%) VPN
10 50 (2.99%) Remote Desktop
11 45 (2.69%) VLAN
12 42 (2.51%) Internet
12 42 (2.51%) LDAP
13 41 (2.45%) Wireless
14 37 (2.21%) NAS
15 32 (1.92%) Kerberos
16 27 (1.62%) VoIP
17 25 (1.50%) NetScaler
17 25 (1.50%) Wi-Fi
18 20 (1.20%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 138 (8.26%) SQL Server
2 48 (2.87%) SQL Server 2012
3 22 (1.32%) SQL Server 2008
4 21 (1.26%) SQL Server 2005
5 18 (1.08%) SQL Server 2016
6 11 (0.66%) Big Data
7 8 (0.48%) MySQL
8 7 (0.42%) DB2
8 7 (0.42%) Hadoop
8 7 (0.42%) SQL Server 2014
9 6 (0.36%) PostgreSQL
10 5 (0.30%) EDRMS
10 5 (0.30%) SQL Server 2000
11 4 (0.24%) MongoDB
12 3 (0.18%) Oracle Database
12 3 (0.18%) Relational Database
13 2 (0.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 1 (0.060%) Amazon RDS
14 1 (0.060%) Blockchain
14 1 (0.060%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 97 (5.80%) MSI
2 22 (1.32%) JIRA
3 17 (1.02%) InstallShield
4 15 (0.90%) AdminStudio
5 9 (0.54%) Zephyr
6 3 (0.18%) Git (software)
6 3 (0.18%) Jenkins
6 3 (0.18%) WiX
7 2 (0.12%) HP UFT
7 2 (0.12%) TestRail
7 2 (0.12%) Vagrant
8 1 (0.060%) Ant
8 1 (0.060%) Hudson
8 1 (0.060%) Maven
8 1 (0.060%) SoapUI
8 1 (0.060%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 1 (0.060%) Subversion
8 1 (0.060%) TestDirector
8 1 (0.060%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.060%) XMLSpy
General
1 214 (12.81%) Finance
2 57 (3.41%) Banking
3 35 (2.09%) Retail
4 31 (1.86%) Publishing
5 21 (1.26%) Legal
6 20 (1.20%) Manufacturing
6 20 (1.20%) Telecoms
7 14 (0.84%) Law
8 12 (0.72%) Financial Institution
8 12 (0.72%) Local Government
9 11 (0.66%) Advertising
10 9 (0.54%) Investment Banking
11 5 (0.30%) Marketing
12 4 (0.24%) Electronics
13 3 (0.18%) Back Office
14 2 (0.12%) Aerospace
14 2 (0.12%) Front Office
14 2 (0.12%) Multimedia
14 2 (0.12%) Retail Banking
14 2 (0.12%) Romanian Language
Job Titles
1 228 (13.64%) Desktop Support
2 227 (13.58%) Analyst
3 187 (11.19%) Support Engineer
4 155 (9.28%) Consultant
5 141 (8.44%) SCCM Engineer
6 136 (8.14%) Desktop Engineer
6 136 (8.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 129 (7.72%) Architect
8 120 (7.18%) 2nd Line Support
9 118 (7.06%) Windows Engineer
10 93 (5.57%) Support Analyst
11 82 (4.91%) 3rd Line Support
12 74 (4.43%) Applications Packager
13 73 (4.37%) 3rd Line Engineer
14 72 (4.31%) Desktop Support Engineer
15 63 (3.77%) SCCM Consultant
16 59 (3.53%) 2nd Line Engineer
16 59 (3.53%) Administrator
17 57 (3.41%) IT Support
18 52 (3.11%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (1.32%) Software Packaging
2 21 (1.26%) Web Services
3 20 (1.20%) WSH
4 16 (0.96%) HTML
5 12 (0.72%) .NET
6 7 (0.42%) XML
7 6 (0.36%) REST
7 6 (0.36%) SAML
8 5 (0.30%) 802.1X
8 5 (0.30%) AngularJS
8 5 (0.30%) Regular Expression
9 4 (0.24%) Elastic Stack
10 2 (0.12%) ActiveMQ
10 2 (0.12%) ASP.NET
10 2 (0.12%) Kafka
10 2 (0.12%) MSMQ
10 2 (0.12%) OCX
10 2 (0.12%) WCF
10 2 (0.12%) XMPP
11 1 (0.060%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 93 (5.57%) Data Centre
2 87 (5.21%) Analytical Skills
3 73 (4.37%) Blackberry
4 49 (2.93%) Clustering
5 45 (2.69%) Management Information System
6 40 (2.39%) Smartphone
7 35 (2.09%) Driving Licence
7 35 (2.09%) Fat Client
7 35 (2.09%) Thin Client
8 33 (1.97%) Video Conferencing
9 30 (1.80%) iPhone
10 29 (1.74%) Replication
11 22 (1.32%) CESG
12 21 (1.26%) iPad
13 20 (1.20%) Computer Science
13 20 (1.20%) FMCG
13 20 (1.20%) User Experience
14 16 (0.96%) BYOD
14 16 (0.96%) Client/Server
15 15 (0.90%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 1360 (81.39%) Windows
2 499 (29.86%) Windows 10
3 493 (29.50%) Windows 7
4 417 (24.96%) Windows Server
5 265 (15.86%) Windows Server 2012
6 210 (12.57%) Windows Server 2008
7 109 (6.52%) Linux
8 85 (5.09%) Windows 8
9 73 (4.37%) Windows Server 2003
10 66 (3.95%) Apple iOS
11 65 (3.89%) Android
12 36 (2.15%) Windows XP
13 35 (2.09%) Unix
14 30 (1.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 27 (1.62%) Windows Vista
16 25 (1.50%) Mac OS X
17 24 (1.44%) Mac OS
18 16 (0.96%) Solaris
19 11 (0.66%) Windows Phone
20 9 (0.54%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 351 (21.01%) ITIL
2 250 (14.96%) Migration
3 128 (7.66%) Application Packaging
4 71 (4.25%) Service Delivery
5 70 (4.19%) Service Management
6 69 (4.13%) Project Management
7 68 (4.07%) Configuration Management
8 67 (4.01%) Agile Software Development
9 65 (3.89%) Change Management
10 58 (3.47%) Incident Management
11 56 (3.35%) Mobile Device Management
12 51 (3.05%) Software Deployment
13 45 (2.69%) Asset Management
13 45 (2.69%) ITSM
13 45 (2.69%) PRINCE2
14 44 (2.63%) Disaster Recovery
15 42 (2.51%) Task Automation
16 40 (2.39%) Patch Management
17 39 (2.33%) ITIL V3
18 36 (2.15%) Customer Requirements
Programming Languages
1 344 (20.59%) PowerShell
2 139 (8.32%) SQL
3 113 (6.76%) VBScript
4 25 (1.50%) JavaScript
5 24 (1.44%) Python
6 22 (1.32%) Perl
7 21 (1.26%) C#
8 14 (0.84%) C
9 11 (0.66%) VB
10 9 (0.54%) Java
11 8 (0.48%) PHP
12 7 (0.42%) Ruby
13 6 (0.36%) Shell Script
14 3 (0.18%) AppleScript
14 3 (0.18%) Bash Shell
15 2 (0.12%) VB.NET
16 1 (0.060%) Groovy
16 1 (0.060%) R
16 1 (0.060%) T-SQL
16 1 (0.060%) VBA
Qualifications
1 213 (12.75%) Security Cleared
2 179 (10.71%) SC Cleared
3 161 (9.63%) Microsoft Certification
4 117 (7.00%) MCSE
5 62 (3.71%) MCSA
6 46 (2.75%) Degree
7 44 (2.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 37 (2.21%) MCP
9 33 (1.97%) Cisco Certification
10 29 (1.74%) DV Cleared
10 29 (1.74%) ITIL Certification
11 28 (1.68%) MCITP
12 25 (1.50%) DBS Check
13 24 (1.44%) CCNA
13 24 (1.44%) MCDST
14 19 (1.14%) Computer Science Degree
15 16 (0.96%) BPSS Clearance
15 16 (0.96%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 9 (0.54%) CTC Cleared
16 9 (0.54%) Microsoft Certified Architect
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 107 (6.40%) SLA
2 41 (2.45%) QA
3 19 (1.14%) Disclosure Scotland
4 16 (0.96%) PCI DSS
5 13 (0.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 7 (0.42%) GDPR
7 5 (0.30%) COBIT
8 3 (0.18%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.060%) Cyber Essentials
9 1 (0.060%) ISO 22301
9 1 (0.060%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 1 (0.060%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 1 (0.060%) PMO
System Software
1 931 (55.72%) Active Directory
2 281 (16.82%) Microsoft App-V
3 276 (16.52%) VMware Infrastructure
4 181 (10.83%) Hyper-V
5 130 (7.78%) XenApp
6 76 (4.55%) XenDesktop
7 56 (3.35%) VMware ESXi
7 56 (3.35%) vSphere
8 50 (2.99%) BitLocker
9 31 (1.86%) Virtual Machines
10 25 (1.50%) Terminal Services
11 23 (1.38%) VMware Workstation
12 22 (1.32%) Virtual Desktop
13 21 (1.26%) XenServer
14 16 (0.96%) DFS Replication
15 10 (0.60%) Virtual Servers
16 9 (0.54%) VMware Server
17 6 (0.36%) VMware NSX
18 4 (0.24%) Docker
18 4 (0.24%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 256 (15.32%) SCOM
2 97 (5.80%) WSUS
3 70 (4.19%) Microsoft Intune
4 67 (4.01%) AirWatch
5 59 (3.53%) Norton AntiVirus
6 36 (2.15%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 30 (1.80%) McAfee ePO
8 28 (1.68%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 27 (1.62%) SCSM
10 25 (1.50%) SCOrch
11 24 (1.44%) Microsoft Clustering
12 21 (1.26%) NetBackup
12 21 (1.26%) SCVMM
12 21 (1.26%) WMI
13 20 (1.20%) Backup Exec
14 19 (1.14%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
15 18 (1.08%) Puppet
16 17 (1.02%) Opscode Chef
17 15 (0.90%) vCenter Server
18 13 (0.78%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 767 (45.90%) Microsoft
2 479 (28.67%) VMware
3 378 (22.62%) Citrix
4 173 (10.35%) HP
5 162 (9.69%) Cisco
6 97 (5.80%) Symantec
7 89 (5.33%) Dell
8 85 (5.09%) Apple
9 69 (4.13%) AppSense
10 63 (3.77%) McAfee
11 53 (3.17%) NetApp
12 51 (3.05%) SolarWinds
13 48 (2.87%) Altiris
14 44 (2.63%) ServiceNow
15 37 (2.21%) Sophos
16 36 (2.15%) IBM
17 35 (2.09%) LANDesk
18 33 (1.97%) Oracle
19 32 (1.92%) Red Hat
20 31 (1.86%) MobileIron