Period
to 24 November 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 24 November 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
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 157 171 181
Rank change year-on-year +14 +10 -38
Contract jobs citing SCCM 1766 1689 1620
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.71% 1.61% 1.41%
As % of the Systems Management category 15.15% 14.55% 16.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 1127 1028 1011
UK median daily rate £325 £325 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +1.56% -1.54%
10th Percentile £136 £158 £148
90th Percentile £500 £500 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £313 £310
% change year-on-year -4.00% +0.81% -3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 118 131 161
UK median hourly rate £15.00 £17.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.29% +16.67% -11.76%
10th Percentile £10.93 £13.00 £10.00
90th Percentile £26.88 £35.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £17.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year -14.29% +20.69% -13.28%

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 11655 11610 9836
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 11.31% 11.06% 8.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 7885 7436 6009
UK median daily rate £475 £445 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.74% +11.25% +3.23%
10th Percentile £263 £260 £231
90th Percentile £625 £588 £573
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +5.00% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 287 269 337
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £20.73 £19.03
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.58% +8.93% -3.43%
10th Percentile £10.97 £12.50 £11.10
90th Percentile £47.50 £43.28 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £21.50 £19.03
% change year-on-year -25.58% +12.98% -5.13%

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 24 November 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 24 November 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 24 November 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 +16 1594 £325 - 138
UK excluding London +8 1092 £300 -4.00% 107
London +13 645 £350 -8.50% 43
South East +10 341 £364 +11.92% 18
North of England +22 242 £280 -6.67% 34
Midlands +30 145 £290 -17.14% 23
East of England +10 137 £313 +13.64% 8
Scotland +7 115 £350 +16.67% 10
North West +27 111 £300 -10.45% 22
Yorkshire +22 95 £225 -25.00% 11
West Midlands +33 92 £263 -25.00% 15
South West -25 84 £273 -16.15% 12
East Midlands -11 51 £300 -13.04% 8
North East +7 38 £290 +3.48% 1
Wales +26 32 £300 -42.86% 1
Northern Ireland -46 3 £250 +42.86% 1

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 1454 (82.33%) Windows
2 1004 (56.85%) Active Directory
3 826 (46.77%) Microsoft
4 561 (31.77%) Office 365
5 544 (30.80%) Windows 10
6 538 (30.46%) Windows 7
7 512 (28.99%) VMware
8 444 (25.14%) Windows Server
9 408 (23.10%) Citrix
10 406 (22.99%) ITIL
11 366 (20.72%) PowerShell
12 296 (16.76%) VMware Infrastructure
13 291 (16.48%) Microsoft App-V
14 278 (15.74%) Windows Server 2012
15 269 (15.23%) MS Exchange
16 267 (15.12%) Migration
17 259 (14.67%) Microsoft Office
17 259 (14.67%) SCOM
18 230 (13.02%) Security Cleared
19 226 (12.80%) Finance
20 223 (12.63%) DNS
21 221 (12.51%) Windows Server 2008
22 203 (11.49%) DHCP
23 199 (11.27%) Cisco
24 198 (11.21%) SC Cleared
25 192 (10.87%) Microsoft Azure
26 188 (10.65%) Hyper-V
27 186 (10.53%) HP
28 181 (10.25%) Microsoft Certification
29 157 (8.89%) SQL

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
1 269 (15.23%) MS Exchange
2 145 (8.21%) Skype for Business
3 107 (6.06%) Exchange Server 2010
4 100 (5.66%) SharePoint
5 62 (3.51%) IIS
6 55 (3.11%) Exchange Server 2013
7 40 (2.27%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 25 (1.42%) Exchange Server 2007
9 12 (0.68%) SharePoint 2010
10 11 (0.62%) SharePoint 2013
11 10 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2003
11 10 (0.57%) Site Server
12 7 (0.40%) WebSphere
13 6 (0.34%) Apache
13 6 (0.34%) GroupWise
14 5 (0.28%) IBM Domino
15 4 (0.23%) Drupal
15 4 (0.23%) IBM Notes
15 4 (0.23%) OpenStack
15 4 (0.23%) WordPress
Applications
1 259 (14.67%) Microsoft Office
2 21 (1.19%) Microsoft Excel
2 21 (1.19%) MS Visio
3 14 (0.79%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 13 (0.74%) Microsoft Project
5 3 (0.17%) Stata
6 2 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.057%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.057%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 12 (0.68%) Eikon
2 5 (0.28%) Remedy ITSM
2 5 (0.28%) Unit4 Business World
3 4 (0.23%) RMDS
4 3 (0.17%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.11%) Primavera
5 2 (0.11%) Teamcenter
5 2 (0.11%) Temenos T24
6 1 (0.057%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.057%) LatentZero
6 1 (0.057%) SAP EWM
6 1 (0.057%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 561 (31.77%) Office 365
2 192 (10.87%) Microsoft Azure
3 78 (4.42%) Amazon AWS
4 42 (2.38%) Azure Active Directory
5 35 (1.98%) OneDrive
6 20 (1.13%) PaaS
7 19 (1.08%) IaaS
8 13 (0.74%) G Suite
9 10 (0.57%) SaaS
10 7 (0.40%) Cloud Computing
11 4 (0.23%) Mimecast
11 4 (0.23%) Yammer
12 2 (0.11%) Amazon EC2
12 2 (0.11%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 1 (0.057%) Adobe Creative Cloud
13 1 (0.057%) Akamai
13 1 (0.057%) Dynamics 365
13 1 (0.057%) IBM Cloud
13 1 (0.057%) iTunes
13 1 (0.057%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 223 (12.63%) DNS
2 203 (11.49%) DHCP
3 155 (8.78%) Firewall
4 136 (7.70%) LAN
5 121 (6.85%) WAN
6 119 (6.74%) SAN
7 113 (6.40%) Skype
8 92 (5.21%) TCP/IP
9 66 (3.74%) VPN
10 50 (2.83%) VLAN
11 47 (2.66%) Internet
12 46 (2.60%) Remote Desktop
13 41 (2.32%) LDAP
14 37 (2.10%) Wireless
15 32 (1.81%) Kerberos
16 30 (1.70%) SSL
17 26 (1.47%) SMS
17 26 (1.47%) Wi-Fi
18 25 (1.42%) NAS
19 24 (1.36%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 145 (8.21%) SQL Server
2 54 (3.06%) SQL Server 2012
3 32 (1.81%) SQL Server 2008
4 25 (1.42%) SQL Server 2005
5 14 (0.79%) SQL Server 2016
6 9 (0.51%) Big Data
7 8 (0.45%) SQL Server 2014
8 7 (0.40%) DB2
8 7 (0.40%) MySQL
9 5 (0.28%) EDRMS
9 5 (0.28%) Hadoop
9 5 (0.28%) Oracle Database
9 5 (0.28%) PostgreSQL
10 4 (0.23%) MongoDB
11 3 (0.17%) SQL Server 2000
12 2 (0.11%) Amazon RDS
12 2 (0.11%) Blockchain
12 2 (0.11%) Relational Database
12 2 (0.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 1 (0.057%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 92 (5.21%) MSI
2 21 (1.19%) JIRA
3 15 (0.85%) InstallShield
4 13 (0.74%) AdminStudio
5 9 (0.51%) Zephyr
6 4 (0.23%) HP UFT
6 4 (0.23%) Jenkins
6 4 (0.23%) WiX
7 3 (0.17%) Git (software)
8 2 (0.11%) LoadRunner
8 2 (0.11%) TestRail
9 1 (0.057%) Ant
9 1 (0.057%) ClearCase
9 1 (0.057%) Hudson
9 1 (0.057%) Maven
9 1 (0.057%) SoapUI
9 1 (0.057%) Subversion
9 1 (0.057%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (0.057%) Visual Studio Team System
9 1 (0.057%) XMLSpy
General
1 226 (12.80%) Finance
2 52 (2.94%) Banking
3 38 (2.15%) Publishing
4 33 (1.87%) Retail
5 22 (1.25%) Manufacturing
5 22 (1.25%) Telecoms
6 18 (1.02%) Law
6 18 (1.02%) Legal
7 12 (0.68%) Financial Institution
8 11 (0.62%) Local Government
9 10 (0.57%) Advertising
9 10 (0.57%) Investment Banking
10 7 (0.40%) Back Office
11 5 (0.28%) Marketing
12 4 (0.23%) Front Office
13 3 (0.17%) Electronics
13 3 (0.17%) Japanese Language
13 3 (0.17%) Romanian Language
13 3 (0.17%) Spanish Language
14 2 (0.11%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 246 (13.93%) Desktop Support
2 245 (13.87%) Analyst
3 204 (11.55%) Support Engineer
4 146 (8.27%) Consultant
4 146 (8.27%) Desktop Engineer
5 145 (8.21%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 142 (8.04%) SCCM Engineer
7 141 (7.98%) Windows Engineer
8 127 (7.19%) 2nd Line Support
9 117 (6.63%) Architect
10 105 (5.95%) Support Analyst
11 85 (4.81%) 3rd Line Support
12 83 (4.70%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 81 (4.59%) Desktop Support Engineer
14 79 (4.47%) Applications Packager
15 67 (3.79%) Administrator
16 65 (3.68%) SCCM Consultant
17 62 (3.51%) IT Support
18 61 (3.45%) 2nd Line Engineer
19 54 (3.06%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (1.30%) Web Services
2 20 (1.13%) WSH
3 19 (1.08%) Software Packaging
4 17 (0.96%) HTML
5 12 (0.68%) .NET
6 9 (0.51%) 802.1X
7 7 (0.40%) XML
8 6 (0.34%) AngularJS
9 5 (0.28%) Regular Expression
9 5 (0.28%) REST
9 5 (0.28%) SAML
10 3 (0.17%) Elastic Stack
10 3 (0.17%) Middleware
10 3 (0.17%) WCF
11 2 (0.11%) .NET Framework
11 2 (0.11%) ASP.NET
11 2 (0.11%) COM
11 2 (0.11%) Kafka
11 2 (0.11%) OCX
11 2 (0.11%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 84 (4.76%) Blackberry
2 81 (4.59%) Analytical Skills
3 77 (4.36%) Data Centre
4 50 (2.83%) Management Information System
5 42 (2.38%) Clustering
6 37 (2.10%) Driving Licence
6 37 (2.10%) PKI
6 37 (2.10%) Smartphone
7 35 (1.98%) Fat Client
7 35 (1.98%) Thin Client
8 33 (1.87%) Replication
8 33 (1.87%) Video Conferencing
9 31 (1.76%) iPhone
10 24 (1.36%) Computer Science
11 23 (1.30%) User Experience
12 22 (1.25%) CESG
13 21 (1.19%) iPad
14 20 (1.13%) FMCG
15 19 (1.08%) BYOD
16 17 (0.96%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 1454 (82.33%) Windows
2 544 (30.80%) Windows 10
3 538 (30.46%) Windows 7
4 444 (25.14%) Windows Server
5 278 (15.74%) Windows Server 2012
6 221 (12.51%) Windows Server 2008
7 114 (6.46%) Linux
8 88 (4.98%) Windows 8
9 64 (3.62%) Android
10 62 (3.51%) Apple iOS
11 61 (3.45%) Windows Server 2003
12 43 (2.43%) Windows XP
13 33 (1.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 32 (1.81%) Unix
15 29 (1.64%) Mac OS X
16 26 (1.47%) Windows Vista
17 20 (1.13%) Mac OS
18 14 (0.79%) Solaris
18 14 (0.79%) SUSE
19 11 (0.62%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 406 (22.99%) ITIL
2 267 (15.12%) Migration
3 127 (7.19%) Application Packaging
4 84 (4.76%) Project Management
5 75 (4.25%) Change Management
6 73 (4.13%) Service Management
7 68 (3.85%) Service Delivery
8 67 (3.79%) Configuration Management
9 66 (3.74%) Agile Software Development
10 62 (3.51%) Incident Management
11 61 (3.45%) Mobile Device Management
12 59 (3.34%) PRINCE2
13 54 (3.06%) Disaster Recovery
13 54 (3.06%) Software Deployment
14 48 (2.72%) ITIL V3
15 47 (2.66%) Task Automation
16 45 (2.55%) Patch Management
17 42 (2.38%) Asset Management
17 42 (2.38%) Problem Management
18 39 (2.21%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 366 (20.72%) PowerShell
2 157 (8.89%) SQL
3 118 (6.68%) VBScript
4 24 (1.36%) Python
5 23 (1.30%) JavaScript
5 23 (1.30%) Perl
6 16 (0.91%) VB
7 15 (0.85%) C
7 15 (0.85%) C#
8 13 (0.74%) Java
9 7 (0.40%) PHP
9 7 (0.40%) Shell Script
10 6 (0.34%) Ruby
11 4 (0.23%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.057%) AppleScript
12 1 (0.057%) Groovy
12 1 (0.057%) R
12 1 (0.057%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.057%) VBA
Qualifications
1 230 (13.02%) Security Cleared
2 198 (11.21%) SC Cleared
3 181 (10.25%) Microsoft Certification
4 129 (7.30%) MCSE
5 65 (3.68%) MCSA
6 58 (3.28%) Degree
7 44 (2.49%) MCP
8 43 (2.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 40 (2.27%) ITIL Certification
10 35 (1.98%) Cisco Certification
11 33 (1.87%) DV Cleared
12 30 (1.70%) MCITP
13 29 (1.64%) MCDST
14 25 (1.42%) CCNA
14 25 (1.42%) DBS Check
15 24 (1.36%) Computer Science Degree
16 16 (0.91%) BPSS Clearance
16 16 (0.91%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
17 14 (0.79%) PRINCE2 Certification
18 12 (0.68%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 107 (6.06%) SLA
2 46 (2.60%) QA
3 19 (1.08%) Disclosure Scotland
4 14 (0.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 14 (0.79%) PCI DSS
5 10 (0.57%) GDPR
6 5 (0.28%) COBIT
7 4 (0.23%) PMO
8 3 (0.17%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.057%) Cyber Essentials
9 1 (0.057%) ISO 22301
9 1 (0.057%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.057%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 1 (0.057%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 1004 (56.85%) Active Directory
2 296 (16.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 291 (16.48%) Microsoft App-V
4 188 (10.65%) Hyper-V
5 140 (7.93%) XenApp
6 86 (4.87%) XenDesktop
7 81 (4.59%) vSphere
8 74 (4.19%) BitLocker
9 65 (3.68%) VMware ESXi
10 37 (2.10%) VMware Workstation
11 28 (1.59%) Terminal Services
11 28 (1.59%) Virtual Machines
12 25 (1.42%) Virtual Desktop
13 19 (1.08%) DFS Replication
13 19 (1.08%) XenServer
14 15 (0.85%) Virtual Servers
15 8 (0.45%) VMware Server
16 7 (0.40%) VMware NSX
17 6 (0.34%) Docker
18 5 (0.28%) NFS
Systems Management
1 259 (14.67%) SCOM
2 99 (5.61%) WSUS
3 75 (4.25%) AirWatch
4 73 (4.13%) Microsoft Intune
5 60 (3.40%) Norton AntiVirus
6 49 (2.77%) McAfee ePO
7 37 (2.10%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 31 (1.76%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 27 (1.53%) NetBackup
10 26 (1.47%) SCSM
10 26 (1.47%) SCVMM
10 26 (1.47%) vCenter Server
11 24 (1.36%) SCOrch
11 24 (1.36%) WMI
12 23 (1.30%) Backup Exec
12 23 (1.30%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
13 20 (1.13%) Microsoft Clustering
14 15 (0.85%) HP Quality Center
15 14 (0.79%) Opscode Chef
15 14 (0.79%) Puppet
Vendors
1 826 (46.77%) Microsoft
2 512 (28.99%) VMware
3 408 (23.10%) Citrix
4 199 (11.27%) Cisco
5 186 (10.53%) HP
6 104 (5.89%) Symantec
7 95 (5.38%) Dell
8 92 (5.21%) McAfee
9 79 (4.47%) AppSense
10 70 (3.96%) Apple
11 68 (3.85%) NetApp
12 65 (3.68%) SolarWinds
13 48 (2.72%) Altiris
14 45 (2.55%) IBM
15 44 (2.49%) ServiceNow
16 38 (2.15%) Oracle
16 38 (2.15%) Sophos
17 35 (1.98%) Juniper
18 33 (1.87%) Red Hat
19 32 (1.81%) LANDesk