Period
to 25 January 2022

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 25 January 2022 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
25 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 191 155 82
Rank change year-on-year -36 -73 +38
Contract jobs citing SCCM 1,313 716 2,038
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.50% 1.71% 2.84%
As % of the Systems Management category 9.18% 10.13% 19.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 937 467 1,330
10th Percentile £155 £136 £145
25th Percentile £200 £198 £200
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £330 £350 £338
Median % change year-on-year -5.71% +3.70% -6.25%
75th Percentile £475 £469 £438
90th Percentile £550 £506 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £265 £320 £345
% change year-on-year -17.19% -7.25% -1.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 82 60 177
10th Percentile £14.25 £11.27 £12.44
25th Percentile £15.50 £13.92 £14.00
Median hourly rate £18.50 £17.43 £16.50
Median % change year-on-year +6.14% +5.64% -5.71%
75th Percentile £22.25 £24.40 £21.00
90th Percentile £24.61 £60.03 £25.12
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.43 £16.50
% change year-on-year +0.40% +5.64% -5.71%

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 14,305 7,069 10,504
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.30% 16.90% 14.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,312 4,992 7,248
10th Percentile £363 £313 £263
25th Percentile £463 £406 £375
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% - -
75th Percentile £650 £575 £588
90th Percentile £719 £650 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £495 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +10.00% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 183 158 279
10th Percentile £14.25 £12.65 £12.44
25th Percentile £15.50 £16.25 £14.06
Median hourly rate £20.00 £31.75 £18.00
Median % change year-on-year -37.01% +76.39% +2.86%
75th Percentile £45.60 £53.56 £28.50
90th Percentile £70.35 £63.63 £48.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £24.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -22.92% +37.14% -

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 25 January 2022.

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 25 January 2022.

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 25 January 2022. 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
Jobs
England -20 1,141 £325 -10.96% 303
UK excluding London +1 790 £265 -17.19% 212
London -65 402 £375 -6.25% 100
South East +1 211 £340 -8.11% 54
North of England +11 197 £250 - 48
Work from Home -125 187 £400 - 42
Midlands 0 142 £223 -31.54% 50
West Midlands -18 96 £200 -38.46% 31
North West -16 95 £238 -6.86% 22
South West -19 91 £325 -3.70% 16
Yorkshire +10 84 £260 -16.13% 20
East of England -7 65 £350 +37.25% 33
Scotland -64 54 £170 -46.03% 8
East Midlands +3 44 £250 -23.37% 19
Wales -21 26 £388 +55.00% 3
North East +8 19 £200 +9.59% 6
Northern Ireland - 6 £140 -

For the 6 months to 25 January 2022, 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.

1 977 (74.41%) Windows
2 783 (59.63%) Active Directory
3 757 (57.65%) Microsoft
4 643 (48.97%) Microsoft 365
5 529 (40.29%) Windows 10
6 356 (27.11%) Azure
7 331 (25.21%) VMware
8 321 (24.45%) Windows Server
9 288 (21.93%) PowerShell
10 285 (21.71%) Social Skills
11 260 (19.80%) ITIL
12 243 (18.51%) Microsoft Intune
13 233 (17.75%) Citrix
14 222 (16.91%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 216 (16.45%) Microsoft Office
16 201 (15.31%) VMware Infrastructure
17 198 (15.08%) DNS
18 166 (12.64%) Azure Active Directory
19 162 (12.34%) Security Cleared
20 159 (12.11%) Windows 7
21 148 (11.27%) DHCP
22 134 (10.21%) Problem-Solving
23 129 (9.82%) Finance
24 126 (9.60%) Windows Server 2012
24 126 (9.60%) Public Sector
25 125 (9.52%) Migration
26 123 (9.37%) Cisco
27 121 (9.22%) Firewall
28 120 (9.14%) SC Cleared
29 116 (8.83%) Windows Server 2016

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
1 114 (8.68%) SharePoint
2 103 (7.84%) MS Exchange
3 31 (2.36%) Exchange Server 2010
4 29 (2.21%) Skype for Business
5 26 (1.98%) Exchange Server 2013
6 24 (1.83%) IIS
7 14 (1.07%) Exchange Server 2007
8 4 (0.30%) CMS
9 3 (0.23%) Office Communications Server
10 2 (0.15%) Confluence
11 1 (0.076%) Apache
11 1 (0.076%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.076%) IBM Notes
11 1 (0.076%) MTS
11 1 (0.076%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 1 (0.076%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 216 (16.45%) Microsoft Office
2 44 (3.35%) Microsoft Excel
3 10 (0.76%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (0.30%) Microsoft Project
4 4 (0.30%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.23%) Mathcad
6 2 (0.15%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.076%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 10 (0.76%) Remedy ITSM
2 7 (0.53%) Dynamics AX
2 7 (0.53%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (0.46%) assyst
4 3 (0.23%) Tesseract
5 2 (0.15%) Eikon
6 1 (0.076%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.076%) Infor SunSystems
6 1 (0.076%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.076%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.076%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 643 (48.97%) Microsoft 365
2 356 (27.11%) Azure
3 166 (12.64%) Azure Active Directory
4 67 (5.10%) AWS
5 51 (3.88%) OneDrive
6 44 (3.35%) IaaS
7 27 (2.06%) PaaS
8 21 (1.60%) SaaS
9 16 (1.22%) Mimecast
9 16 (1.22%) Power Platform
10 13 (0.99%) Dynamics 365
11 11 (0.84%) GCP
12 10 (0.76%) Google Workspace
13 9 (0.69%) Azure Monitor
13 9 (0.69%) PowerApps
14 8 (0.61%) Cloud Computing
14 8 (0.61%) Yammer
15 6 (0.46%) Serverless
15 6 (0.46%) Slack
16 5 (0.38%) Nutanix
Communications & Networking
1 198 (15.08%) DNS
2 148 (11.27%) DHCP
3 121 (9.22%) Firewall
4 109 (8.30%) LAN
5 100 (7.62%) VPN
6 92 (7.01%) WAN
7 85 (6.47%) TCP/IP
8 69 (5.26%) Wi-Fi
9 55 (4.19%) SAN
10 52 (3.96%) Wireless
11 48 (3.66%) VoIP
12 45 (3.43%) Skype
13 35 (2.67%) VLAN
14 31 (2.36%) Internet
15 27 (2.06%) WebEx
16 26 (1.98%) Network Security
17 24 (1.83%) Remote Desktop
18 22 (1.68%) NetScaler
19 18 (1.37%) IPv4
20 17 (1.29%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 92 (7.01%) SQL Server
2 24 (1.83%) MySQL
3 14 (1.07%) SQL Server 2008
3 14 (1.07%) SQL Server 2012
4 11 (0.84%) SQL Server 2014
5 8 (0.61%) Amazon RDS
5 8 (0.61%) Power BI
6 7 (0.53%) SQL Server 2005
6 7 (0.53%) SQL Server 2016
7 5 (0.38%) Relational Database
8 4 (0.30%) Big Data
8 4 (0.30%) DTS
8 4 (0.30%) FileMaker
9 3 (0.23%) Oracle Reports
10 2 (0.15%) Data Warehouse
10 2 (0.15%) Redis
10 2 (0.15%) SQL Server 2019
11 1 (0.076%) InfluxDB
11 1 (0.076%) Oracle Database
11 1 (0.076%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 17 (1.29%) MSI
2 11 (0.84%) InstallShield
3 9 (0.69%) JIRA
4 4 (0.30%) Android Studio
4 4 (0.30%) Xcode
5 3 (0.23%) Jenkins
5 3 (0.23%) Visual Studio
6 2 (0.15%) AdminStudio
6 2 (0.15%) GCC
6 2 (0.15%) Git (software)
6 2 (0.15%) Inno Setup
6 2 (0.15%) JMeter
6 2 (0.15%) Ranorex
6 2 (0.15%) Subversion
6 2 (0.15%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (0.15%) Visual Studio Team System
7 1 (0.076%) Bitbucket
7 1 (0.076%) Chocolatey
7 1 (0.076%) GitLab
General
1 285 (21.71%) Social Skills
2 129 (9.82%) Finance
3 126 (9.60%) Public Sector
4 52 (3.96%) Analytical Skills
5 37 (2.82%) Banking
6 35 (2.67%) Telecoms
7 33 (2.51%) Retail
8 26 (1.98%) Documentation Skills
9 24 (1.83%) Manufacturing
10 23 (1.75%) Organisational Skills
11 20 (1.52%) Law
12 16 (1.22%) Marketing
13 15 (1.14%) Presentation Skills
14 13 (0.99%) Local Government
15 10 (0.76%) Electronics
15 10 (0.76%) French Language
15 10 (0.76%) Legal
16 8 (0.61%) Financial Institution
17 7 (0.53%) Front Office
18 6 (0.46%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 240 (18.28%) Support Engineer
2 179 (13.63%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 146 (11.12%) Analyst
4 121 (9.22%) Desktop Support
5 114 (8.68%) 2nd Line Support
6 108 (8.23%) IT Support
6 108 (8.23%) SCCM Engineer
7 107 (8.15%) Desktop Engineer
8 98 (7.46%) Windows Engineer
9 92 (7.01%) IT Engineer
10 79 (6.02%) 2nd Line Engineer
10 79 (6.02%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 62 (4.72%) Support Analyst
12 59 (4.49%) Desktop Support Engineer
13 57 (4.34%) IT Support Engineer
14 56 (4.27%) Architect
15 51 (3.88%) Consultant
16 50 (3.81%) 3rd Line Support
17 48 (3.66%) Service Analyst
18 47 (3.58%) Microsoft 365 Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (1.98%) .NET
2 24 (1.83%) XMPP
3 18 (1.37%) Software Packaging
4 9 (0.69%) Classic ASP
4 9 (0.69%) LDAP
4 9 (0.69%) SAML
5 7 (0.53%) J2EE
6 6 (0.46%) REST
6 6 (0.46%) Web Services
7 4 (0.30%) ASP.NET
7 4 (0.30%) Middleware
7 4 (0.30%) SailPoint
8 3 (0.23%) .NET Framework
8 3 (0.23%) OAuth
8 3 (0.23%) XML
9 2 (0.15%) 802.1X
9 2 (0.15%) Elastic Stack
10 1 (0.076%) Flutter
10 1 (0.076%) Microsoft Graph
10 1 (0.076%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 84 (6.40%) Data Centre
2 53 (4.04%) PKI
3 45 (3.43%) NHS
4 37 (2.82%) CMDB
5 32 (2.44%) Video Conferencing
6 28 (2.13%) Data Protection Act
6 28 (2.13%) Management Information System
7 25 (1.90%) Self-Motivation
8 24 (1.83%) Clustering
9 21 (1.60%) Smartphone
10 19 (1.45%) Public Cloud
10 19 (1.45%) User Experience
11 18 (1.37%) BYOD
12 17 (1.29%) Driving Licence
13 15 (1.14%) Blackberry
14 14 (1.07%) iPad
14 14 (1.07%) Mobile App
15 13 (0.99%) Virtual Team
16 12 (0.91%) Replication
17 11 (0.84%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 977 (74.41%) Windows
2 529 (40.29%) Windows 10
3 321 (24.45%) Windows Server
4 159 (12.11%) Windows 7
5 126 (9.60%) Windows Server 2012
6 116 (8.83%) Windows Server 2016
7 82 (6.25%) Linux
8 78 (5.94%) Windows Server 2008
9 70 (5.33%) Windows Server 2019
10 66 (5.03%) Android
11 63 (4.80%) Apple iOS
12 50 (3.81%) Mac OS
13 33 (2.51%) Mac OS X
14 25 (1.90%) Windows 8
15 15 (1.14%) Unix
15 15 (1.14%) Windows Server 2003
16 9 (0.69%) Windows XP
17 8 (0.61%) Ubuntu
18 5 (0.38%) Scientific Linux
18 5 (0.38%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 260 (19.80%) ITIL
2 222 (16.91%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 134 (10.21%) Problem-Solving
4 125 (9.52%) Migration
5 89 (6.78%) ITSM
6 88 (6.70%) Mobile Device Management
7 86 (6.55%) Asset Management
8 80 (6.09%) Service Management
9 76 (5.79%) Service Delivery
10 74 (5.64%) Change Management
11 69 (5.26%) Patch Management
12 59 (4.49%) Agile Software Development
12 59 (4.49%) Incident Management
13 54 (4.11%) Server Management
14 53 (4.04%) Configuration Management
15 44 (3.35%) Disaster Recovery
16 41 (3.12%) Application Packaging
17 40 (3.05%) Data Protection
17 40 (3.05%) Project Delivery
18 36 (2.74%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 288 (21.93%) PowerShell
2 82 (6.25%) SQL
3 59 (4.49%) VBScript
4 30 (2.28%) VB
5 11 (0.84%) Java
6 9 (0.69%) C
7 8 (0.61%) JavaScript
8 6 (0.46%) Python
9 5 (0.38%) C#
10 4 (0.30%) Bash
11 3 (0.23%) MATLAB
11 3 (0.23%) Perl
11 3 (0.23%) PHP
11 3 (0.23%) Shell Script
11 3 (0.23%) T-SQL
12 2 (0.15%) Ruby
13 1 (0.076%) C++
13 1 (0.076%) VC++
Qualifications
1 162 (12.34%) Security Cleared
2 120 (9.14%) SC Cleared
3 99 (7.54%) Microsoft Certification
4 62 (4.72%) MCSE
5 51 (3.88%) Degree
6 32 (2.44%) DV Cleared
7 28 (2.13%) MCP
8 24 (1.83%) MCSA
9 22 (1.68%) ITIL Certification
10 20 (1.52%) MCTS
11 18 (1.37%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 17 (1.29%) Cisco Certification
12 17 (1.29%) DBS Check
13 16 (1.22%) CCNA
14 14 (1.07%) MCITP
15 13 (0.99%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 10 (0.76%) Computer Science Degree
17 8 (0.61%) BPSS Clearance
17 8 (0.61%) CCA
17 8 (0.61%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 73 (5.56%) SLA
2 13 (0.99%) QA
3 10 (0.76%) GDPR
4 8 (0.61%) Cyber Essentials
5 5 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (0.38%) NIST
6 3 (0.23%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 2 (0.15%) NCSC
7 2 (0.15%) NIST 800
7 2 (0.15%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.076%) Accessibility
8 1 (0.076%) COBIT
8 1 (0.076%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.076%) DICOM
8 1 (0.076%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.076%) GAMP
8 1 (0.076%) GMP
8 1 (0.076%) Government Security Classifications
8 1 (0.076%) HL7
8 1 (0.076%) PMO
System Software
1 783 (59.63%) Active Directory
2 201 (15.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 92 (7.01%) Hyper-V
4 76 (5.79%) vSphere
5 54 (4.11%) Microsoft App-V
6 45 (3.43%) BitLocker
7 42 (3.20%) XenDesktop
8 41 (3.12%) Virtual Desktop
8 41 (3.12%) XenApp
9 36 (2.74%) VMware ESXi
10 22 (1.68%) Virtual Servers
11 16 (1.22%) Virtual Machines
12 15 (1.14%) Citrix Hypervisor
13 11 (0.84%) Terminal Services
14 9 (0.69%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 9 (0.69%) NFS
15 7 (0.53%) Firmware
16 3 (0.23%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
16 3 (0.23%) VMware Workstation
17 2 (0.15%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 243 (18.51%) Microsoft Intune
2 81 (6.17%) SCOM
3 63 (4.80%) AirWatch
4 47 (3.58%) Active Directory Federation Services
5 31 (2.36%) WSUS
6 29 (2.21%) Jamf Pro
7 21 (1.60%) Microsoft Clustering
8 20 (1.52%) Single Sign-On
8 20 (1.52%) vCenter Server
9 19 (1.45%) NetBackup
10 18 (1.37%) Norton AntiVirus
11 15 (1.14%) AppManager
11 15 (1.14%) McAfee ePO
11 15 (1.14%) SCOrch
11 15 (1.14%) vRealize
12 12 (0.91%) Nessus
12 12 (0.91%) SCVMM
13 11 (0.84%) Ansible
13 11 (0.84%) Terraform
14 7 (0.53%) Control-M
Vendors
1 757 (57.65%) Microsoft
2 331 (25.21%) VMware
3 233 (17.75%) Citrix
4 123 (9.37%) Cisco
5 108 (8.23%) ServiceNow
6 84 (6.40%) Apple
7 68 (5.18%) Dell
8 58 (4.42%) Ivanti
9 57 (4.34%) HP
10 39 (2.97%) McAfee
11 38 (2.89%) SolarWinds
12 31 (2.36%) Symantec
13 28 (2.13%) Google
14 26 (1.98%) Oracle
14 26 (1.98%) Remedy
14 26 (1.98%) Veeam
15 25 (1.90%) Meraki
15 25 (1.90%) SAP
16 22 (1.68%) MobileIron
16 22 (1.68%) Snow