Period
to 28 March 2020

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 28 March 2020 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
28 Mar 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 85 114 149
Rank change year-on-year +29 +35 +39
Contract jobs citing SCCM 1,672 2,212 1,887
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 2.65% 2.29% 1.86%
As % of the Systems Management category 18.49% 15.56% 14.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,026 1,417 1,214
Median daily rate £325 £352 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.54% +8.15% -
10th Percentile £143 £140 £133
90th Percentile £519 £506 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £350 £300
% change year-on-year -7.14% +16.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 189 195 112
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
10th Percentile £12.44 £13.05 £11.81
90th Percentile £35.00 £36.67 £35.78
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.62
% change year-on-year - +5.33% -3.85%

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 9,045 14,212 12,891
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.34% 14.70% 12.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,905 9,500 8,671
Median daily rate £500 £500 £480
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.17% +6.67%
10th Percentile £263 £310 £270
90th Percentile £663 £663 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 307 350 277
Median hourly rate £20.00 £18.60 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.53% +6.29% -13.04%
10th Percentile £12.50 £12.00 £11.51
90th Percentile £48.34 £48.83 £47.63
Median hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year +5.71% +16.67% -21.05%

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 28 March 2020.

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 28 March 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for SCCM in the UK

SCCM
Top 18 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 28 March 2020. 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 +28 1,493 £325 -10.34% 286
UK excluding London +27 1,219 £325 -7.14% 230
London +14 432 £340 -9.33% 81
North of England +48 303 £285 -24.00% 60
South East +13 285 £364 +0.34% 47
South West 0 183 £325 -15.58% 30
North West +47 167 £285 -12.31% 23
Midlands +48 154 £294 -8.91% 36
East of England +42 132 £325 +30.00% 33
Scotland +21 105 £350 +57.30% 16
Yorkshire +47 81 £350 -17.65% 26
East Midlands +29 78 £180 -44.62% 15
West Midlands +38 72 £350 +16.67% 20
North East +19 55 £185 -53.75% 11
Wales +51 54 £425 +50.98% 9
Work from Home +45 41 £425 -2.72% 16
Northern Ireland +15 2 £450 -
Channel Islands +2 1 - -

For the 6 months to 28 March 2020, 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 1,363 (81.52%) Windows
2 952 (56.94%) Active Directory
3 811 (48.50%) Windows 10
4 797 (47.67%) Microsoft
5 670 (40.07%) Office 365
6 431 (25.78%) Windows 7
7 400 (23.92%) Windows Server
8 398 (23.80%) PowerShell
9 367 (21.95%) VMware
10 355 (21.23%) ITIL
11 335 (20.04%) Citrix
12 330 (19.74%) Azure
13 329 (19.68%) Security Cleared
14 304 (18.18%) Microsoft Office
15 264 (15.79%) SC Cleared
16 241 (14.41%) Migration
17 214 (12.80%) Infrastructure Engineering
18 211 (12.62%) DNS
19 209 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
20 196 (11.72%) SharePoint
21 188 (11.24%) DHCP
22 183 (10.94%) Windows Server 2012
23 182 (10.89%) Microsoft App-V
24 177 (10.59%) Application Packaging
25 165 (9.87%) Windows Server 2008
26 158 (9.45%) Public Sector
26 158 (9.45%) Windows Server 2016
27 154 (9.21%) Hyper-V
28 143 (8.55%) Microsoft Intune
29 142 (8.49%) MS Exchange

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
1 196 (11.72%) SharePoint
2 142 (8.49%) MS Exchange
3 115 (6.88%) Skype for Business
4 77 (4.61%) Exchange Server 2013
5 40 (2.39%) IIS
6 31 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2007
7 16 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2010
8 13 (0.78%) IBM Notes
9 6 (0.36%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 6 (0.36%) Site Server
10 5 (0.30%) CMS
10 5 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2003
10 5 (0.30%) WebSphere
11 3 (0.18%) Apache
11 3 (0.18%) IBM Domino
12 2 (0.12%) OpenStack
13 1 (0.060%) Confluence
13 1 (0.060%) Exchange Server 5.5
13 1 (0.060%) GroupWise
13 1 (0.060%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 304 (18.18%) Microsoft Office
2 30 (1.79%) MS Visio
3 27 (1.61%) Microsoft Excel
4 18 (1.08%) Microsoft Project
5 14 (0.84%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 3 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.12%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.060%) Abaqus
Business Applications
1 13 (0.78%) assyst
2 10 (0.60%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.060%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.060%) Sentinel
3 1 (0.060%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 670 (40.07%) Office 365
2 330 (19.74%) Azure
3 97 (5.80%) AWS
4 85 (5.08%) Azure Active Directory
5 70 (4.19%) OneDrive
6 47 (2.81%) IaaS
7 39 (2.33%) PaaS
8 26 (1.56%) SaaS
9 18 (1.08%) Mimecast
10 11 (0.66%) Yammer
11 9 (0.54%) GCP
12 8 (0.48%) Power Platform
13 7 (0.42%) PowerApps
14 5 (0.30%) Azure Stack
14 5 (0.30%) G Suite
14 5 (0.30%) GitHub
15 2 (0.12%) Akamai
15 2 (0.12%) iTunes
15 2 (0.12%) Slack
16 1 (0.060%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 211 (12.62%) DNS
2 188 (11.24%) DHCP
3 140 (8.37%) Skype
4 98 (5.86%) SAN
5 95 (5.68%) LAN
6 94 (5.62%) Firewall
7 72 (4.31%) WAN
8 65 (3.89%) VPN
9 59 (3.53%) TCP/IP
10 35 (2.09%) Wireless
11 34 (2.03%) VoIP
12 32 (1.91%) VLAN
12 32 (1.91%) Wi-Fi
13 31 (1.85%) Remote Desktop
14 22 (1.32%) NetScaler
15 21 (1.26%) MPLS
16 17 (1.02%) Internet
17 13 (0.78%) NAS
17 13 (0.78%) SSL
18 12 (0.72%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 121 (7.24%) SQL Server
2 15 (0.90%) Amazon RDS
3 12 (0.72%) SQL Server 2016
4 10 (0.60%) SQL Server 2012
5 6 (0.36%) SQL Server 2008
6 5 (0.30%) Big Data
7 3 (0.18%) SQL Server 2005
7 3 (0.18%) SQL Server 2014
7 3 (0.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (0.12%) Electronic Patient Records
8 2 (0.12%) Power BI
9 1 (0.060%) Azure SQL Database
9 1 (0.060%) DB2
9 1 (0.060%) EDMS
9 1 (0.060%) MySQL
9 1 (0.060%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.060%) SQL Server 2017
9 1 (0.060%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 101 (6.04%) MSI
2 37 (2.21%) AdminStudio
3 32 (1.91%) InstallShield
4 6 (0.36%) JIRA
5 5 (0.30%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (0.30%) WinDbg
6 4 (0.24%) Hudson
6 4 (0.24%) Jenkins
7 3 (0.18%) StarTeam
7 3 (0.18%) Wise Package Studio
8 2 (0.12%) Artifactory
8 2 (0.12%) ClearCase
8 2 (0.12%) ClearQuest
8 2 (0.12%) Rational DOORS
9 1 (0.060%) GCC
9 1 (0.060%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 1 (0.060%) Visual Studio
General
1 158 (9.45%) Public Sector
2 113 (6.76%) Finance
3 49 (2.93%) Banking
4 44 (2.63%) Retail
5 32 (1.91%) Local Government
6 29 (1.73%) Telecoms
7 20 (1.20%) Law
8 18 (1.08%) Manufacturing
9 15 (0.90%) Back Office
10 12 (0.72%) Marketing
11 9 (0.54%) Legal
12 8 (0.48%) Electronics
12 8 (0.48%) Publishing
13 7 (0.42%) Financial Institution
14 6 (0.36%) German Language
15 3 (0.18%) Automotive
15 3 (0.18%) Pharmaceutical
16 2 (0.12%) Games
16 2 (0.12%) Italian Language
16 2 (0.12%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 225 (13.46%) Windows Engineer
2 217 (12.98%) Support Engineer
3 165 (9.87%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 152 (9.09%) Desktop Support
5 128 (7.66%) Analyst
6 124 (7.42%) Desktop Engineer
7 116 (6.94%) 2nd Line Support
8 111 (6.64%) Applications Packager
9 96 (5.74%) Consultant
10 87 (5.20%) IT Support
11 83 (4.96%) Architect
12 82 (4.90%) 2nd Line Engineer
12 82 (4.90%) Deployment Engineer
13 73 (4.37%) SCCM Engineer
14 71 (4.25%) 3rd Line Engineer
15 69 (4.13%) IT Engineer
16 67 (4.01%) Desktop Support Engineer
17 63 (3.77%) Support Analyst
18 54 (3.23%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
19 50 (2.99%) Active Directory Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (1.67%) Software Packaging
2 16 (0.96%) LDAP
3 14 (0.84%) XML
4 10 (0.60%) Web Services
5 8 (0.48%) HTML
5 8 (0.48%) Regular Expression
5 8 (0.48%) Universal Windows Platform
6 7 (0.42%) .NET
6 7 (0.42%) ASP.NET
7 2 (0.12%) Apache NiFi
7 2 (0.12%) REST
7 2 (0.12%) SOAP
7 2 (0.12%) XMPP
8 1 (0.060%) 802.1X
8 1 (0.060%) CSS
8 1 (0.060%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 100 (5.98%) Data Centre
2 87 (5.20%) Analytical Skills
3 52 (3.11%) Clustering
4 47 (2.81%) PKI
5 45 (2.69%) NHS
6 43 (2.57%) Driving Licence
7 41 (2.45%) Fat Client
7 41 (2.45%) Thin Client
7 41 (2.45%) User Experience
8 35 (2.09%) Replication
9 32 (1.91%) Management Information System
10 31 (1.85%) Video Conferencing
11 28 (1.67%) Blackberry
12 27 (1.61%) Self-Motivation
13 23 (1.38%) iPhone
14 21 (1.26%) Public Cloud
15 16 (0.96%) CMDB
16 15 (0.90%) Enterprise Storage
17 12 (0.72%) Client/Server
18 11 (0.66%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 1,363 (81.52%) Windows
2 811 (48.50%) Windows 10
3 431 (25.78%) Windows 7
4 400 (23.92%) Windows Server
5 183 (10.94%) Windows Server 2012
6 165 (9.87%) Windows Server 2008
7 158 (9.45%) Windows Server 2016
8 80 (4.78%) Linux
9 58 (3.47%) Windows Server 2019
10 46 (2.75%) Apple iOS
10 46 (2.75%) Mac OS
11 44 (2.63%) Android
12 36 (2.15%) Windows Server 2003
13 28 (1.67%) Unix
13 28 (1.67%) Windows 8
14 21 (1.26%) Windows XP
15 13 (0.78%) Mac OS X
16 10 (0.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 7 (0.42%) AIX
18 6 (0.36%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 355 (21.23%) ITIL
2 241 (14.41%) Migration
3 214 (12.80%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 177 (10.59%) Application Packaging
5 132 (7.89%) Problem-Solving
6 84 (5.02%) Incident Management
7 82 (4.90%) ITSM
8 76 (4.55%) Service Management
9 71 (4.25%) Agile Software Development
10 61 (3.65%) Asset Management
10 61 (3.65%) Project Delivery
11 56 (3.35%) Mobile Device Management
11 56 (3.35%) Patch Management
12 55 (3.29%) Change Management
13 53 (3.17%) Software Distribution
14 52 (3.11%) ITIL V3
15 50 (2.99%) Service Delivery
16 43 (2.57%) User Acceptance Testing
17 42 (2.51%) Software Deployment
18 41 (2.45%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 398 (23.80%) PowerShell
2 137 (8.19%) SQL
3 65 (3.89%) VB
4 56 (3.35%) VBScript
5 21 (1.26%) Java
6 15 (0.90%) JavaScript
7 13 (0.78%) Python
7 13 (0.78%) VBA
8 11 (0.66%) PHP
9 9 (0.54%) Ruby
10 8 (0.48%) C#
11 6 (0.36%) C++
12 4 (0.24%) Bash Shell
12 4 (0.24%) C
13 2 (0.12%) Perl
13 2 (0.12%) T-SQL
14 1 (0.060%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 329 (19.68%) Security Cleared
2 264 (15.79%) SC Cleared
3 117 (7.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 85 (5.08%) MCSE
5 64 (3.83%) DV Cleared
6 38 (2.27%) MCSA
7 21 (1.26%) A+ Certification
7 21 (1.26%) Citrix Certification
7 21 (1.26%) MCITP
7 21 (1.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 20 (1.20%) CCA
8 20 (1.20%) Degree
9 15 (0.90%) Cisco Certification
10 14 (0.84%) CCNA
10 14 (0.84%) DBS Check
10 14 (0.84%) MCP
10 14 (0.84%) MCTS
11 13 (0.78%) ITIL Certification
12 6 (0.36%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 6 (0.36%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 97 (5.80%) SLA
2 26 (1.56%) QA
3 9 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (0.36%) Cyber Essentials
5 5 (0.30%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 5 (0.30%) GDPR
6 3 (0.18%) NCSC
7 2 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 2 (0.12%) NIST
8 1 (0.060%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.060%) GxP
8 1 (0.060%) HL7
8 1 (0.060%) ISO/IEC 19770
8 1 (0.060%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 1 (0.060%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.060%) PMO
8 1 (0.060%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 952 (56.94%) Active Directory
2 209 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 182 (10.89%) Microsoft App-V
4 154 (9.21%) Hyper-V
5 100 (5.98%) XenApp
6 81 (4.84%) VMware ESXi
7 67 (4.01%) vSphere
8 65 (3.89%) XenDesktop
9 44 (2.63%) Virtual Desktop
10 38 (2.27%) BitLocker
11 31 (1.85%) DFS Replication
12 28 (1.67%) Virtual Machines
13 23 (1.38%) Citrix Hypervisor
14 17 (1.02%) Virtual Servers
15 12 (0.72%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 12 (0.72%) Terminal Services
16 9 (0.54%) VMware NSX
17 7 (0.42%) VMware Workstation
18 6 (0.36%) Docker
18 6 (0.36%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 143 (8.55%) Microsoft Intune
2 141 (8.43%) SCOM
3 107 (6.40%) WSUS
4 35 (2.09%) AirWatch
5 28 (1.67%) Microsoft Clustering
6 26 (1.56%) NetBackup
7 25 (1.50%) Jamf Pro
8 23 (1.38%) McAfee ePO
8 23 (1.38%) SCOrch
8 23 (1.38%) SCVMM
9 21 (1.26%) Norton AntiVirus
10 20 (1.20%) Puppet
11 19 (1.14%) AppDNA
11 19 (1.14%) Opscode Chef
12 18 (1.08%) ThinApp
13 17 (1.02%) Nagios
14 16 (0.96%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
14 16 (0.96%) SCSM
14 16 (0.96%) vRealize
15 15 (0.90%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 797 (47.67%) Microsoft
2 367 (21.95%) VMware
3 335 (20.04%) Citrix
4 110 (6.58%) Cisco
5 105 (6.28%) HP
6 78 (4.67%) Dell
7 67 (4.01%) McAfee
8 59 (3.53%) Apple
9 57 (3.41%) Ivanti
9 57 (3.41%) ServiceNow
10 44 (2.63%) NetApp
11 40 (2.39%) Symantec
12 33 (1.97%) EMC
13 24 (1.44%) SolarWinds
14 22 (1.32%) Remedy
15 21 (1.26%) Google
16 19 (1.14%) Palo Alto
17 18 (1.08%) Splunk
18 17 (1.02%) MobileIron
19 16 (0.96%) Veeam