Period
to 22 September 2019

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 September 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
6 months to
22 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 86 119 170
Rank change year-on-year +33 +51 -6
Contract jobs citing SCCM 2,389 2,277 1,578
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.74% 2.23% 1.60%
As % of the Systems Management category 18.48% 16.25% 13.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,578 1,432 993
UK median daily rate £375 £340 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.29% +4.62% -1.52%
10th Percentile £146 £145 £138
90th Percentile £525 £510 £524
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £300
% change year-on-year +7.69% +8.33% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 168 196 106
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.57% +12.90% -13.89%
10th Percentile £13.60 £12.50 £10.26
90th Percentile £31.08 £30.60 £27.81
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.25 £17.50 £15.25
% change year-on-year +4.29% +14.75% -15.28%

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 12,927 14,011 11,307
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.80% 13.74% 11.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,691 9,413 7,485
UK median daily rate £500 £488 £465
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +4.84% +9.41%
10th Percentile £284 £285 £263
90th Percentile £675 £650 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £428 £413
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.64% +6.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 322 387 265
UK median hourly rate £21.50 £18.70 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.97% +3.89% -25.86%
10th Percentile £12.76 £12.15 £10.75
90th Percentile £51.36 £47.00 £47.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.30 £17.50 £17.38
% change year-on-year +16.01% +0.72% -35.65%

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 September 2019.

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 September 2019.

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 September 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
England +30 2,149 £375 +7.14% 365
UK excluding London +32 1,528 £350 +7.69% 282
London +28 811 £400 +9.22% 116
South East +14 420 £388 +17.42% 73
South West +16 312 £364 -3.00% 38
North of England +19 265 £325 -7.14% 74
Midlands +21 185 £300 - 34
East of England +60 146 £375 +20.00% 30
North West +11 146 £308 -5.31% 39
Scotland +27 137 £304 -2.80% 17
West Midlands +26 99 £283 -9.60% 24
Yorkshire +25 98 £375 +2.32% 31
East Midlands +11 84 £325 +12.07% 10
Wales +54 55 £468 +43.85% 9
North East +19 21 £221 -29.76% 4
Channel Islands -12 5 £400 -3.03% 2
Northern Ireland - 4 £246 - 5

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 with a requirement for SCCM.

1 1,965 (82.25%) Windows
2 1,369 (57.30%) Active Directory
3 1,210 (50.65%) Microsoft
4 1,205 (50.44%) Windows 10
5 877 (36.71%) Office 365
6 663 (27.75%) Windows 7
6 663 (27.75%) Windows Server
7 603 (25.24%) VMware
8 594 (24.86%) PowerShell
9 486 (20.34%) Citrix
10 445 (18.63%) Azure
11 434 (18.17%) ITIL
12 415 (17.37%) Migration
13 383 (16.03%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 349 (14.61%) Windows Server 2012
15 345 (14.44%) VMware Infrastructure
16 310 (12.98%) Security Cleared
17 300 (12.56%) DNS
18 297 (12.43%) Microsoft Office
19 288 (12.06%) Finance
20 283 (11.85%) Windows Server 2008
21 271 (11.34%) Application Packaging
22 258 (10.80%) SCOM
23 249 (10.42%) Hyper-V
24 248 (10.38%) Microsoft App-V
25 243 (10.17%) MS Exchange
26 242 (10.13%) SQL
27 235 (9.84%) Microsoft Intune
28 215 (9.00%) DHCP
29 210 (8.79%) 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
1 243 (10.17%) MS Exchange
2 181 (7.58%) Skype for Business
3 179 (7.49%) SharePoint
4 85 (3.56%) Exchange Server 2010
5 56 (2.34%) IIS
6 49 (2.05%) Exchange Server 2013
7 15 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2003
8 13 (0.54%) Confluence
9 10 (0.42%) Apache
10 7 (0.29%) IBM Notes
11 6 (0.25%) BizTalk Server
12 5 (0.21%) Exchange Server 2007
12 5 (0.21%) IBM Domino
13 3 (0.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 3 (0.13%) MS Project Server
14 2 (0.084%) SharePoint 2013
14 2 (0.084%) SharePoint Server
15 1 (0.042%) CMS
15 1 (0.042%) Drupal
15 1 (0.042%) WordPress
Applications
1 297 (12.43%) Microsoft Office
2 45 (1.88%) Microsoft Excel
3 19 (0.80%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 11 (0.46%) MS Visio
5 8 (0.33%) Microsoft Project
6 4 (0.17%) FileZilla
6 4 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.042%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 12 (0.50%) Dynamics NAV
2 5 (0.21%) assyst
2 5 (0.21%) Remedy ITSM
3 4 (0.17%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.13%) SystmOne
5 2 (0.084%) Infor SunSystems
6 1 (0.042%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 877 (36.71%) Office 365
2 445 (18.63%) Azure
3 151 (6.32%) Azure Active Directory
4 131 (5.48%) AWS
5 74 (3.10%) OneDrive
6 55 (2.30%) IaaS
7 50 (2.09%) PaaS
8 40 (1.67%) SaaS
9 32 (1.34%) GitHub
10 22 (0.92%) Azure Stack
11 18 (0.75%) Yammer
12 14 (0.59%) Mimecast
13 12 (0.50%) Power Platform
14 10 (0.42%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 9 (0.38%) Dynamics 365
16 8 (0.33%) Cloud Computing
16 8 (0.33%) GCP
16 8 (0.33%) PowerApps
17 6 (0.25%) iTunes
18 5 (0.21%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 300 (12.56%) DNS
2 215 (9.00%) DHCP
3 191 (7.99%) Skype
4 185 (7.74%) Firewall
5 98 (4.10%) VPN
6 95 (3.98%) TCP/IP
7 94 (3.93%) WAN
8 91 (3.81%) LAN
8 91 (3.81%) SAN
9 60 (2.51%) Internet
10 52 (2.18%) NetScaler
11 49 (2.05%) Remote Desktop
12 48 (2.01%) Wireless
13 41 (1.72%) VoIP
14 35 (1.47%) VLAN
15 34 (1.42%) Wi-Fi
16 28 (1.17%) IP Telephony
17 27 (1.13%) Cisco ASA
18 25 (1.05%) NAS
19 22 (0.92%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 188 (7.87%) SQL Server
2 28 (1.17%) MySQL
3 24 (1.00%) Amazon RDS
4 22 (0.92%) SQL Server 2012
5 19 (0.80%) SQL Server 2016
6 13 (0.54%) SQL Server 2008
7 11 (0.46%) SQL Server 2014
7 11 (0.46%) SQL Server 2017
8 10 (0.42%) Relational Database
9 8 (0.33%) Power BI
10 7 (0.29%) Big Data
10 7 (0.29%) Data Warehouse
11 6 (0.25%) Oracle Database
11 6 (0.25%) RDBMS
11 6 (0.25%) SQL Server 2005
12 5 (0.21%) MongoDB
12 5 (0.21%) NoSQL
13 4 (0.17%) Apache Cassandra
13 4 (0.17%) Azure SQL Database
13 4 (0.17%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 186 (7.79%) MSI
2 70 (2.93%) InstallShield
3 31 (1.30%) JIRA
4 26 (1.09%) AdminStudio
5 18 (0.75%) Jenkins
6 17 (0.71%) Visual Studio
7 14 (0.59%) ReSharper
8 13 (0.54%) StarTeam
8 13 (0.54%) Team Foundation Server
9 10 (0.42%) Bitbucket
10 9 (0.38%) WinDbg
11 8 (0.33%) Git (software)
12 7 (0.29%) Visual Studio Code
13 6 (0.25%) Octopus Deploy
13 6 (0.25%) Wise Package Studio
14 5 (0.21%) ClearCase
14 5 (0.21%) ClearQuest
15 4 (0.17%) GitLab
15 4 (0.17%) SonarQube
16 1 (0.042%) Zephyr
General
1 288 (12.06%) Finance
2 180 (7.53%) Public Sector
3 86 (3.60%) Banking
4 50 (2.09%) Retail
5 46 (1.93%) Telecoms
6 45 (1.88%) Law
7 39 (1.63%) Manufacturing
8 34 (1.42%) Marketing
9 32 (1.34%) Electronics
10 28 (1.17%) Legal
11 25 (1.05%) Local Government
12 22 (0.92%) Publishing
13 19 (0.80%) Advertising
13 19 (0.80%) Back Office
14 18 (0.75%) Investment Banking
15 11 (0.46%) Automotive
15 11 (0.46%) Games
16 9 (0.38%) Front Office
17 7 (0.29%) Financial Institution
18 6 (0.25%) German Language
Job Titles
1 315 (13.19%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 308 (12.89%) Windows Engineer
3 271 (11.34%) Support Engineer
4 213 (8.92%) Desktop Engineer
5 212 (8.87%) Analyst
6 210 (8.79%) Desktop Support
7 165 (6.91%) Consultant
8 150 (6.28%) SCCM Engineer
9 147 (6.15%) Applications Packager
10 143 (5.99%) 2nd Line Support
11 138 (5.78%) Architect
12 133 (5.57%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 129 (5.40%) 3rd Line Support
14 128 (5.36%) Desktop Support Engineer
15 112 (4.69%) Deployment Engineer
16 99 (4.14%) Support Analyst
17 90 (3.77%) SCCM Consultant
18 81 (3.39%) IT Engineer
19 75 (3.14%) Windows Deployment Engineer
20 69 (2.89%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (2.09%) Software Packaging
2 20 (0.84%) .NET
3 18 (0.75%) Web Services
3 18 (0.75%) XML
4 12 (0.50%) LDAP
5 11 (0.46%) Java RMI
6 10 (0.42%) ASP.NET
6 10 (0.42%) Middleware
7 8 (0.33%) SAML
8 7 (0.29%) .NET Framework
8 7 (0.29%) HTML
9 6 (0.25%) Classic ASP
9 6 (0.25%) COM
9 6 (0.25%) React
9 6 (0.25%) RESTful
9 6 (0.25%) Swagger
10 5 (0.21%) IBM Integration Bus
11 4 (0.17%) Elastic Stack
11 4 (0.17%) OAuth
11 4 (0.17%) OAuth2
Miscellaneous
1 103 (4.31%) Data Centre
2 89 (3.73%) Clustering
3 71 (2.97%) Management Information System
4 66 (2.76%) Analytical Skills
5 49 (2.05%) PKI
6 40 (1.67%) Video Conferencing
7 39 (1.63%) Public Cloud
8 34 (1.42%) iPhone
9 32 (1.34%) Fat Client
9 32 (1.34%) NHS
9 32 (1.34%) Thin Client
10 30 (1.26%) Blackberry
10 30 (1.26%) Driving Licence
11 29 (1.21%) CMDB
11 29 (1.21%) Self-Motivation
12 28 (1.17%) Replication
13 26 (1.09%) Enterprise Software
14 24 (1.00%) Smartphone
15 23 (0.96%) User Experience
16 22 (0.92%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 1,965 (82.25%) Windows
2 1,205 (50.44%) Windows 10
3 663 (27.75%) Windows 7
3 663 (27.75%) Windows Server
4 349 (14.61%) Windows Server 2012
5 283 (11.85%) Windows Server 2008
6 137 (5.73%) Linux
7 92 (3.85%) Android
8 80 (3.35%) Windows Server 2003
9 68 (2.85%) Windows 8
10 58 (2.43%) Apple iOS
11 53 (2.22%) Mac OS
12 48 (2.01%) Windows XP
13 30 (1.26%) Mac OS X
14 23 (0.96%) Unix
15 21 (0.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 20 (0.84%) CentOS
17 13 (0.54%) AIX
18 9 (0.38%) Windows Vista
19 5 (0.21%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 434 (18.17%) ITIL
2 415 (17.37%) Migration
3 383 (16.03%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 271 (11.34%) Application Packaging
5 167 (6.99%) Problem-Solving
6 97 (4.06%) Agile Software Development
6 97 (4.06%) Service Management
7 90 (3.77%) Mobile Device Management
8 88 (3.68%) ITSM
9 80 (3.35%) Change Management
10 73 (3.06%) Problem Management
10 73 (3.06%) Service Delivery
11 70 (2.93%) Disaster Recovery
12 69 (2.89%) Project Delivery
13 68 (2.85%) User Acceptance Testing
14 67 (2.80%) ITIL V3
15 62 (2.60%) Incident Management
16 61 (2.55%) Asset Management
16 61 (2.55%) Root Cause Analysis
17 51 (2.13%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 594 (24.86%) PowerShell
2 242 (10.13%) SQL
3 69 (2.89%) VBScript
4 48 (2.01%) VB
5 24 (1.00%) Python
6 23 (0.96%) Java
7 18 (0.75%) C#
8 13 (0.54%) VBA
9 11 (0.46%) C
10 8 (0.33%) JavaScript
10 8 (0.33%) Perl
11 7 (0.29%) T-SQL
12 4 (0.17%) Bash Shell
12 4 (0.17%) Shell Script
13 3 (0.13%) C++
14 1 (0.042%) Korn
14 1 (0.042%) PHP
14 1 (0.042%) Scala
14 1 (0.042%) sed
Qualifications
1 310 (12.98%) Security Cleared
2 181 (7.58%) Microsoft Certification
3 176 (7.37%) SC Cleared
4 133 (5.57%) DV Cleared
5 120 (5.02%) MCSE
6 72 (3.01%) MCSA
7 58 (2.43%) ITIL Certification
7 58 (2.43%) MCP
8 53 (2.22%) Degree
9 41 (1.72%) Cisco Certification
10 38 (1.59%) MCITP
11 36 (1.51%) CCNA
12 29 (1.21%) Citrix Certification
13 26 (1.09%) CCA
14 24 (1.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 22 (0.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 20 (0.84%) MCTS
17 19 (0.80%) DBS Check
18 17 (0.71%) ISTQB
19 13 (0.54%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 123 (5.15%) SLA
2 36 (1.51%) QA
3 16 (0.67%) Cyber Essentials
4 11 (0.46%) GDPR
5 8 (0.33%) PMO
6 7 (0.29%) Disclosure Scotland
7 5 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 5 (0.21%) PCI DSS
8 4 (0.17%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 3 (0.13%) COBIT
9 3 (0.13%) Government Security Classifications
9 3 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 3 (0.13%) JSP 440
9 3 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 2 (0.084%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 2 (0.084%) Data Quality
11 1 (0.042%) HL7
11 1 (0.042%) ISO 9000
11 1 (0.042%) ISO/IEC 19770
11 1 (0.042%) TickIT
System Software
1 1,369 (57.30%) Active Directory
2 345 (14.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 249 (10.42%) Hyper-V
4 248 (10.38%) Microsoft App-V
5 197 (8.25%) XenApp
6 140 (5.86%) XenDesktop
7 126 (5.27%) VMware ESXi
8 94 (3.93%) vSphere
9 84 (3.52%) Virtual Machines
10 80 (3.35%) Virtual Desktop
11 52 (2.18%) BitLocker
12 49 (2.05%) DFS Replication
13 34 (1.42%) Virtual Servers
13 34 (1.42%) VMware Workstation
14 29 (1.21%) Citrix Hypervisor
15 24 (1.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 17 (0.71%) VMware NSX
17 15 (0.63%) Firmware
18 13 (0.54%) Terminal Services
19 10 (0.42%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 258 (10.80%) SCOM
2 235 (9.84%) Microsoft Intune
3 110 (4.60%) WSUS
4 52 (2.18%) AirWatch
5 51 (2.13%) SCVMM
6 43 (1.80%) Single Sign-On
7 38 (1.59%) Microsoft Clustering
8 33 (1.38%) McAfee ePO
9 29 (1.21%) Ansible
10 26 (1.09%) vCenter Server
11 25 (1.05%) Jamf Pro
11 25 (1.05%) Puppet
12 21 (0.88%) Failover Clustering
12 21 (0.88%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
12 21 (0.88%) NetBackup
13 20 (0.84%) SCSM
13 20 (0.84%) Terraform
14 16 (0.67%) SCDPM
15 15 (0.63%) Opscode Chef
16 13 (0.54%) Netcool
Vendors
1 1,210 (50.65%) Microsoft
2 603 (25.24%) VMware
3 486 (20.34%) Citrix
4 210 (8.79%) Cisco
5 117 (4.90%) Ivanti
6 106 (4.44%) HP
7 89 (3.73%) McAfee
8 82 (3.43%) Apple
9 65 (2.72%) ServiceNow
10 63 (2.64%) Dell
11 49 (2.05%) Meraki
12 47 (1.97%) Symantec
13 46 (1.93%) NetApp
14 45 (1.88%) Sophos
15 34 (1.42%) SAP
16 33 (1.38%) Red Hat
17 32 (1.34%) Oracle
18 29 (1.21%) Adobe
19 28 (1.17%) Veeam
20 27 (1.13%) Juniper