Period
to 22 May 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 May 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 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 101 141 189
Rank change year-on-year +40 +48 -17
Contract jobs citing SCCM 2,206 1,931 1,275
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.43% 1.92% 1.41%
As % of the Systems Management category 16.59% 14.81% 13.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,467 1,208 826
UK median daily rate £375 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.38% - -
10th Percentile £150 £135 £138
90th Percentile £525 £501 £510
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £320 £300
% change year-on-year +13.28% +6.67% -6.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 170 123 81
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £18.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +2.86% -6.67%
10th Percentile £12.76 £12.80 £11.25
90th Percentile £36.67 £33.75 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year - +2.94% -2.86%

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 13,298 13,040 9,654
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.62% 12.95% 10.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,849 8,670 6,388
UK median daily rate £500 £483 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.63% +7.22% +5.88%
10th Percentile £310 £275 £275
90th Percentile £673 £630 £605
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 332 305 213
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -21.74% +2.22%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.72 £12.00
90th Percentile £49.95 £50.00 £47.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +9.38% -20.00% -6.24%

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 May 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 May 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 May 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 +46 2,044 £375 +15.38% 125
UK excluding London +34 1,337 £363 +13.28% 71
London +31 829 £400 +14.29% 63
South East +17 421 £388 +19.23% 18
North of England +62 262 £385 +28.33% 14
South West +26 245 £388 +10.71% 13
Midlands +30 163 £325 - 11
North West +35 134 £350 +6.87% 10
East of England +24 122 £350 +16.67% 7
West Midlands +9 89 £298 -5.93% 9
Scotland -6 89 £325 +18.18% 5
Yorkshire +28 80 £425 +54.55% 3
East Midlands +33 72 £325 -7.14% 2
North East +39 48 £400 +81.82% 1
Wales +8 34 £225 -32.33% 2
Northern Ireland +17 3 £300 +20.00%
Channel Islands -7 2 £400 -1.54% 2

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 1,774 (80.42%) Windows
2 1,241 (56.26%) Active Directory
3 1,160 (52.58%) Microsoft
4 1,010 (45.78%) Windows 10
5 747 (33.86%) Office 365
6 614 (27.83%) PowerShell
7 587 (26.61%) Windows Server
8 578 (26.20%) VMware
9 568 (25.75%) Windows 7
10 487 (22.08%) Citrix
11 455 (20.63%) ITIL
12 418 (18.95%) Microsoft Azure
13 339 (15.37%) Migration
14 331 (15.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 328 (14.87%) VMware Infrastructure
16 291 (13.19%) Finance
17 290 (13.15%) Windows Server 2012
18 288 (13.06%) Microsoft Office
19 284 (12.87%) Application Packaging
20 282 (12.78%) DNS
21 265 (12.01%) Security Cleared
22 264 (11.97%) Microsoft App-V
23 257 (11.65%) Windows Server 2008
24 255 (11.56%) Hyper-V
25 244 (11.06%) SCOM
26 233 (10.56%) MS Exchange
27 201 (9.11%) DHCP
28 195 (8.84%) XenApp
29 187 (8.48%) Skype
30 186 (8.43%) Skype for Business

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
1 233 (10.56%) MS Exchange
2 186 (8.43%) Skype for Business
3 177 (8.02%) SharePoint
4 86 (3.90%) IIS
5 44 (1.99%) Exchange Server 2010
6 38 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2013
7 19 (0.86%) Apache
7 19 (0.86%) Confluence
8 14 (0.63%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 13 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2007
10 11 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2003
11 8 (0.36%) SharePoint Server
12 7 (0.32%) BizTalk Server
13 6 (0.27%) SharePoint 2013
14 4 (0.18%) Tomcat
15 3 (0.14%) CMS
15 3 (0.14%) Elasticsearch
15 3 (0.14%) WebLogic
16 2 (0.091%) nginx
16 2 (0.091%) SAS
Applications
1 288 (13.06%) Microsoft Office
2 43 (1.95%) Microsoft Excel
3 25 (1.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 17 (0.77%) MS Visio
5 10 (0.45%) Microsoft Project
5 10 (0.45%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.091%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.091%) SPSS
7 1 (0.045%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.045%) ImageReady
7 1 (0.045%) Maya
7 1 (0.045%) NUKE
7 1 (0.045%) SketchUp
7 1 (0.045%) Stata
Business Applications
1 11 (0.50%) Dynamics NAV
2 4 (0.18%) assyst
2 4 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.14%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.091%) Carpe Diem
5 1 (0.045%) SystmOne
5 1 (0.045%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 747 (33.86%) Office 365
2 418 (18.95%) Microsoft Azure
3 155 (7.03%) Azure Active Directory
4 118 (5.35%) Amazon AWS
5 61 (2.77%) OneDrive
6 60 (2.72%) IaaS
7 37 (1.68%) PaaS
8 33 (1.50%) SaaS
9 18 (0.82%) GitHub
10 15 (0.68%) Azure Stack
10 15 (0.68%) Yammer
11 14 (0.63%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 11 (0.50%) Amazon EC2
12 11 (0.50%) Amazon S3
12 11 (0.50%) Mimecast
13 10 (0.45%) Amazon ELB
13 10 (0.45%) Route 53
14 7 (0.32%) Dynamics 365
15 6 (0.27%) Cloud Computing
16 5 (0.23%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 282 (12.78%) DNS
2 201 (9.11%) DHCP
3 187 (8.48%) Skype
4 162 (7.34%) Firewall
5 123 (5.58%) SAN
6 107 (4.85%) LAN
7 103 (4.67%) WAN
8 95 (4.31%) TCP/IP
9 85 (3.85%) VPN
10 66 (2.99%) Internet
11 54 (2.45%) NetScaler
12 45 (2.04%) Remote Desktop
13 37 (1.68%) NAS
14 35 (1.59%) VoIP
15 32 (1.45%) VLAN
16 31 (1.41%) IP Telephony
16 31 (1.41%) Wi-Fi
17 28 (1.27%) SSL
18 27 (1.22%) Unified Communications
19 26 (1.18%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 147 (6.66%) SQL Server
2 39 (1.77%) MySQL
3 27 (1.22%) SQL Server 2012
4 22 (1.00%) SQL Server 2016
5 15 (0.68%) SQL Server 2014
6 13 (0.59%) Amazon RDS
6 13 (0.59%) PostgreSQL
7 11 (0.50%) MongoDB
8 10 (0.45%) Apache Cassandra
9 7 (0.32%) Azure SQL Database
9 7 (0.32%) RDBMS
9 7 (0.32%) Relational Database
9 7 (0.32%) SQL Server 2005
10 6 (0.27%) GIS
11 5 (0.23%) Electronic Patient Records
11 5 (0.23%) Oracle Database
11 5 (0.23%) SQL Server 2008
12 4 (0.18%) Big Data
12 4 (0.18%) Hadoop
12 4 (0.18%) Redis
Development Applications
1 154 (6.98%) MSI
2 44 (1.99%) JIRA
3 34 (1.54%) InstallShield
4 33 (1.50%) AdminStudio
5 29 (1.31%) Jenkins
6 17 (0.77%) GitLab
7 14 (0.63%) Visual Studio
8 13 (0.59%) ReSharper
9 12 (0.54%) Team Foundation Server
9 12 (0.54%) WinDbg
10 11 (0.50%) Git (software)
11 10 (0.45%) Bitbucket
11 10 (0.45%) SonarQube
11 10 (0.45%) Wise Package Studio
12 7 (0.32%) Artifactory
13 5 (0.23%) Hudson
13 5 (0.23%) Selenium
14 3 (0.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 3 (0.14%) Cucumber
15 2 (0.091%) SoapUI
General
1 291 (13.19%) Finance
2 94 (4.26%) Banking
3 44 (1.99%) Law
4 42 (1.90%) Retail
5 24 (1.09%) Investment Banking
5 24 (1.09%) Legal
6 22 (1.00%) Local Government
7 20 (0.91%) Telecoms
8 18 (0.82%) Publishing
9 17 (0.77%) Advertising
10 13 (0.59%) Manufacturing
11 12 (0.54%) Automotive
12 10 (0.45%) Back Office
13 9 (0.41%) Billing
13 9 (0.41%) Financial Institution
13 9 (0.41%) Marketing
14 8 (0.36%) Electronics
14 8 (0.36%) Games
15 6 (0.27%) Corporate Banking
15 6 (0.27%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 279 (12.65%) Windows Engineer
2 270 (12.24%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 251 (11.38%) Support Engineer
4 216 (9.79%) Analyst
5 164 (7.43%) Desktop Engineer
6 162 (7.34%) Desktop Support
7 153 (6.94%) Architect
8 149 (6.75%) SCCM Engineer
9 145 (6.57%) Applications Packager
10 131 (5.94%) Consultant
11 110 (4.99%) 2nd Line Support
12 109 (4.94%) Support Analyst
13 100 (4.53%) 3rd Line Engineer
14 99 (4.49%) 3rd Line Support
15 94 (4.26%) IT Support
16 93 (4.22%) Desktop Support Engineer
17 89 (4.03%) Deployment Engineer
18 87 (3.94%) IT Engineer
19 70 (3.17%) 2nd Line Engineer
20 68 (3.08%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (2.27%) Software Packaging
2 33 (1.50%) .NET
3 24 (1.09%) Web Services
4 18 (0.82%) Java RMI
5 17 (0.77%) XML
6 14 (0.63%) .NET Framework
6 14 (0.63%) ASP.NET
7 13 (0.59%) Classic ASP
7 13 (0.59%) Elastic Stack
8 12 (0.54%) LDAP
9 9 (0.41%) HTML
10 8 (0.36%) Middleware
10 8 (0.36%) OCX
11 6 (0.27%) IBM Integration Bus
11 6 (0.27%) RESTful
11 6 (0.27%) Swagger
12 4 (0.18%) Flask
12 4 (0.18%) XML Schema
13 3 (0.14%) COM
13 3 (0.14%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 113 (5.12%) Data Centre
2 100 (4.53%) Analytical Skills
3 68 (3.08%) Management Information System
4 67 (3.04%) Clustering
5 51 (2.31%) PKI
6 49 (2.22%) Fat Client
6 49 (2.22%) Thin Client
7 40 (1.81%) Video Conferencing
8 34 (1.54%) Blackberry
8 34 (1.54%) Self-Motivation
9 32 (1.45%) Driving Licence
9 32 (1.45%) Public Cloud
10 31 (1.41%) iPhone
11 27 (1.22%) NHS
12 26 (1.18%) User Experience
13 22 (1.00%) CMDB
13 22 (1.00%) Hybrid Cloud
14 21 (0.95%) Replication
14 21 (0.95%) Smartphone
15 19 (0.86%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1,774 (80.42%) Windows
2 1,010 (45.78%) Windows 10
3 587 (26.61%) Windows Server
4 568 (25.75%) Windows 7
5 290 (13.15%) Windows Server 2012
6 257 (11.65%) Windows Server 2008
7 139 (6.30%) Linux
8 94 (4.26%) Android
9 72 (3.26%) Apple iOS
10 57 (2.58%) Windows 8
11 49 (2.22%) Windows Server 2003
12 45 (2.04%) Mac OS
13 42 (1.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 33 (1.50%) Windows XP
15 31 (1.41%) Unix
16 22 (1.00%) Mac OS X
17 19 (0.86%) CentOS
18 11 (0.50%) Windows Vista
19 7 (0.32%) Solaris
19 7 (0.32%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 455 (20.63%) ITIL
2 339 (15.37%) Migration
3 331 (15.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 284 (12.87%) Application Packaging
5 170 (7.71%) Problem-Solving
6 95 (4.31%) Service Delivery
6 95 (4.31%) Service Management
7 85 (3.85%) Change Management
8 84 (3.81%) Agile Software Development
9 81 (3.67%) ITIL V3
10 68 (3.08%) Problem Management
11 67 (3.04%) Incident Management
12 66 (2.99%) DevOps
12 66 (2.99%) ITSM
13 64 (2.90%) User Acceptance Testing
14 62 (2.81%) Asset Management
14 62 (2.81%) Configuration Management
15 61 (2.77%) Mobile Device Management
16 56 (2.54%) Disaster Recovery
17 55 (2.49%) Application Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 614 (27.83%) PowerShell
2 170 (7.71%) SQL
3 77 (3.49%) VBScript
4 66 (2.99%) VB
5 40 (1.81%) C#
6 30 (1.36%) Python
6 30 (1.36%) Shell Script
7 14 (0.63%) Perl
8 12 (0.54%) Bash Shell
9 11 (0.50%) VBA
10 9 (0.41%) JavaScript
11 7 (0.32%) T-SQL
12 5 (0.23%) C
12 5 (0.23%) Java
13 3 (0.14%) Korn
14 2 (0.091%) C++
14 2 (0.091%) Groovy
14 2 (0.091%) Ruby
15 1 (0.045%) Scala
Qualifications
1 265 (12.01%) Security Cleared
2 167 (7.57%) Microsoft Certification
3 161 (7.30%) SC Cleared
4 105 (4.76%) MCSE
5 102 (4.62%) DV Cleared
6 63 (2.86%) MCSA
7 50 (2.27%) MCP
8 48 (2.18%) Degree
9 43 (1.95%) ITIL Certification
10 37 (1.68%) Cisco Certification
11 32 (1.45%) CCNA
12 22 (1.00%) DBS Check
13 20 (0.91%) Citrix Certification
14 19 (0.86%) MCITP
14 19 (0.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 18 (0.82%) CCA
16 17 (0.77%) CCNP
17 16 (0.73%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
18 13 (0.59%) Computer Science Degree
18 13 (0.59%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 96 (4.35%) SLA
2 29 (1.31%) QA
3 11 (0.50%) PMO
4 5 (0.23%) Disclosure Scotland
4 5 (0.23%) HL7
4 5 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.18%) Cyber Essentials
5 4 (0.18%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 3 (0.14%) JSP 440
7 2 (0.091%) GDPR
7 2 (0.091%) Government Security Classifications
7 2 (0.091%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 2 (0.091%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.091%) Solvency II
8 1 (0.045%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 1 (0.045%) GxP
8 1 (0.045%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.045%) RMADS
8 1 (0.045%) TickIT
System Software
1 1,241 (56.26%) Active Directory
2 328 (14.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 264 (11.97%) Microsoft App-V
4 255 (11.56%) Hyper-V
5 195 (8.84%) XenApp
6 150 (6.80%) XenDesktop
7 135 (6.12%) VMware ESXi
8 95 (4.31%) vSphere
9 82 (3.72%) Virtual Machines
10 76 (3.45%) Virtual Desktop
11 59 (2.67%) BitLocker
12 41 (1.86%) Citrix Hypervisor
13 36 (1.63%) VMware Workstation
14 27 (1.22%) Virtual Servers
15 24 (1.09%) DFS Replication
16 19 (0.86%) Docker
17 18 (0.82%) Microsoft Virtual Server
18 16 (0.73%) Firmware
18 16 (0.73%) VMware NSX
19 12 (0.54%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 244 (11.06%) SCOM
2 179 (8.11%) Microsoft Intune
3 101 (4.58%) WSUS
4 60 (2.72%) SCVMM
5 52 (2.36%) Single Sign-On
6 48 (2.18%) Puppet
7 35 (1.59%) AirWatch
8 33 (1.50%) Microsoft Clustering
9 28 (1.27%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 27 (1.22%) vCenter Server
11 26 (1.18%) Ansible
12 20 (0.91%) SCSM
13 19 (0.86%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
14 18 (0.82%) Jamf Pro
15 17 (0.77%) NetBackup
15 17 (0.77%) Norton AntiVirus
15 17 (0.77%) SCOrch
16 16 (0.73%) Kubernetes
17 15 (0.68%) Failover Clustering
18 14 (0.63%) Terraform
Vendors
1 1,160 (52.58%) Microsoft
2 578 (26.20%) VMware
3 487 (22.08%) Citrix
4 161 (7.30%) Cisco
5 117 (5.30%) HP
6 115 (5.21%) Ivanti
7 69 (3.13%) Dell
8 61 (2.77%) McAfee
9 59 (2.67%) Symantec
10 58 (2.63%) Apple
11 56 (2.54%) ServiceNow
12 43 (1.95%) Red Hat
13 37 (1.68%) NetApp
14 36 (1.63%) Oracle
15 31 (1.41%) Remedy
16 25 (1.13%) Sophos
16 25 (1.13%) Veeam
17 24 (1.09%) Bloomberg
18 23 (1.04%) CheckPoint
18 23 (1.04%) Wyse