Period
to 23 February 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 23 February 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
23 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 83 118 153
Rank change year-on-year +35 +35 +40
Contract jobs citing SCCM 1,823 2,206 1,803
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.71% 2.24% 1.78%
As % of the Systems Management category 18.75% 15.35% 14.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,117 1,392 1,165
UK median daily rate £335 £358 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.29% +10.00% -
10th Percentile £146 £143 £131
90th Percentile £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £350 £301
% change year-on-year -2.86% +16.18% -2.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 196 208 103
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
10th Percentile £12.44 £12.75 £11.81
90th Percentile £35.00 £36.67 £33.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

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 9,722 14,375 12,272
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.43% 14.63% 12.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,479 9,603 8,304
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £477
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.93% +5.89%
10th Percentile £265 £310 £273
90th Percentile £675 £660 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 307 352 263
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.57% - -12.50%
10th Percentile £12.65 £12.00 £11.27
90th Percentile £48.68 £47.83 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £15.71
% change year-on-year +2.86% +11.39% -15.65%

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 23 February 2020.

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 23 February 2020.

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 23 February 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 +26 1,632 £330 -9.59% 405
UK excluding London +34 1,330 £340 -2.86% 312
London +28 470 £330 -12.00% 123
North of England +38 322 £300 -18.81% 70
South East +10 320 £375 +3.45% 87
South West +7 209 £325 -16.13% 36
North West +41 176 £300 -7.69% 40
Midlands +33 161 £304 -3.19% 51
East of England +43 143 £375 +20.00% 38
Scotland +35 114 £325 +23.81% 23
Yorkshire +50 95 £350 -6.67% 24
West Midlands +33 82 £350 +13.82% 27
East Midlands +38 76 £178 -43.65% 24
Wales +53 56 £413 +46.54% 7
North East +11 51 £185 -53.75% 6
Channel Islands -3 3 £415 -20.95%
Northern Ireland - 2 £450 -

For the 6 months to 23 February 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 1,487 (81.57%) Windows
2 1,019 (55.90%) Active Directory
3 907 (49.75%) Windows 10
4 870 (47.72%) Microsoft
5 743 (40.76%) Office 365
6 497 (27.26%) Windows 7
7 443 (24.30%) Windows Server
8 434 (23.81%) PowerShell
9 423 (23.20%) VMware
10 369 (20.24%) Citrix
11 366 (20.08%) ITIL
12 365 (20.02%) Azure
13 327 (17.94%) Security Cleared
14 320 (17.55%) Microsoft Office
15 291 (15.96%) Migration
16 259 (14.21%) SC Cleared
17 251 (13.77%) Infrastructure Engineering
18 241 (13.22%) DNS
19 240 (13.17%) VMware Infrastructure
20 217 (11.90%) SharePoint
21 211 (11.57%) Windows Server 2012
22 208 (11.41%) DHCP
23 206 (11.30%) Application Packaging
24 194 (10.64%) Windows Server 2008
25 188 (10.31%) Microsoft App-V
26 169 (9.27%) Hyper-V
27 162 (8.89%) Microsoft Intune
28 161 (8.83%) MS Exchange
28 161 (8.83%) SQL
29 158 (8.67%) Skype

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
1 217 (11.90%) SharePoint
2 161 (8.83%) MS Exchange
3 132 (7.24%) Skype for Business
4 77 (4.22%) Exchange Server 2013
5 38 (2.08%) IIS
6 32 (1.76%) Exchange Server 2007
7 30 (1.65%) Exchange Server 2010
8 13 (0.71%) IBM Notes
9 8 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2003
10 6 (0.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 6 (0.33%) Site Server
11 5 (0.27%) WebSphere
12 4 (0.22%) IBM Domino
13 3 (0.16%) Apache
14 2 (0.11%) CMS
14 2 (0.11%) OpenStack
15 1 (0.055%) Confluence
15 1 (0.055%) Exchange Server 5.5
15 1 (0.055%) GroupWise
15 1 (0.055%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 320 (17.55%) Microsoft Office
2 36 (1.97%) Microsoft Excel
3 32 (1.76%) MS Visio
4 20 (1.10%) Microsoft Project
5 15 (0.82%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 2 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.055%) Abaqus
7 1 (0.055%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 11 (0.60%) assyst
2 7 (0.38%) Remedy ITSM
3 4 (0.22%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.11%) Workfront
5 1 (0.055%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 743 (40.76%) Office 365
2 365 (20.02%) Azure
3 121 (6.64%) AWS
4 95 (5.21%) Azure Active Directory
5 75 (4.11%) OneDrive
6 55 (3.02%) IaaS
7 44 (2.41%) PaaS
8 29 (1.59%) SaaS
9 22 (1.21%) Mimecast
10 19 (1.04%) Yammer
11 11 (0.60%) Azure Stack
11 11 (0.60%) GCP
12 9 (0.49%) GitHub
13 6 (0.33%) G Suite
13 6 (0.33%) Power Platform
14 5 (0.27%) PowerApps
15 2 (0.11%) Akamai
15 2 (0.11%) Azure ExpressRoute
15 2 (0.11%) Dynamics 365
15 2 (0.11%) iTunes
Communications & Networking
1 241 (13.22%) DNS
2 208 (11.41%) DHCP
3 158 (8.67%) Skype
4 106 (5.81%) Firewall
5 98 (5.38%) LAN
5 98 (5.38%) SAN
6 78 (4.28%) WAN
7 70 (3.84%) VPN
8 62 (3.40%) TCP/IP
9 43 (2.36%) VLAN
10 37 (2.03%) VoIP
11 34 (1.87%) Wi-Fi
11 34 (1.87%) Wireless
12 32 (1.76%) Remote Desktop
13 28 (1.54%) NetScaler
14 22 (1.21%) MPLS
15 19 (1.04%) Internet
16 16 (0.88%) NAS
17 15 (0.82%) SSL
18 11 (0.60%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 126 (6.91%) SQL Server
2 15 (0.82%) SQL Server 2016
3 13 (0.71%) Amazon RDS
4 11 (0.60%) SQL Server 2012
5 6 (0.33%) Big Data
6 5 (0.27%) SQL Server 2008
6 5 (0.27%) SQL Server 2017
7 4 (0.22%) Power BI
7 4 (0.22%) SQL Server 2005
8 3 (0.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 2 (0.11%) Azure SQL Database
9 2 (0.11%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (0.11%) Electronic Patient Records
9 2 (0.11%) MySQL
9 2 (0.11%) SQL Server 2014
10 1 (0.055%) DB2
10 1 (0.055%) EDMS
10 1 (0.055%) PostgreSQL
10 1 (0.055%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.055%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 113 (6.20%) MSI
2 45 (2.47%) InstallShield
3 38 (2.08%) AdminStudio
4 10 (0.55%) JIRA
5 7 (0.38%) StarTeam
5 7 (0.38%) WinDbg
6 6 (0.33%) Wise Package Studio
7 5 (0.27%) Team Foundation Server
8 4 (0.22%) Jenkins
9 2 (0.11%) Artifactory
10 1 (0.055%) GCC
10 1 (0.055%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 1 (0.055%) TeamCity
10 1 (0.055%) Visual Studio
General
1 153 (8.39%) Public Sector
2 123 (6.75%) Finance
3 61 (3.35%) Retail
4 44 (2.41%) Banking
5 34 (1.87%) Local Government
6 29 (1.59%) Telecoms
7 22 (1.21%) Law
8 19 (1.04%) Manufacturing
9 15 (0.82%) Back Office
10 13 (0.71%) Marketing
11 11 (0.60%) Legal
12 10 (0.55%) Electronics
13 9 (0.49%) Publishing
14 8 (0.44%) Financial Institution
15 7 (0.38%) German Language
16 4 (0.22%) Advertising
16 4 (0.22%) Automotive
17 3 (0.16%) Games
17 3 (0.16%) Investment Banking
17 3 (0.16%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 260 (14.26%) Windows Engineer
2 231 (12.67%) Support Engineer
3 190 (10.42%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 153 (8.39%) Desktop Support
5 136 (7.46%) Desktop Engineer
6 132 (7.24%) Analyst
7 123 (6.75%) 2nd Line Support
8 112 (6.14%) Consultant
9 111 (6.09%) Applications Packager
10 100 (5.49%) Deployment Engineer
11 88 (4.83%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 88 (4.83%) Architect
12 86 (4.72%) 2nd Line Engineer
12 86 (4.72%) IT Support
13 75 (4.11%) IT Engineer
13 75 (4.11%) SCCM Engineer
14 72 (3.95%) Desktop Support Engineer
15 67 (3.68%) 3rd Line Support
16 63 (3.46%) Support Analyst
17 62 (3.40%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (1.54%) Software Packaging
2 17 (0.93%) LDAP
3 13 (0.71%) Web Services
3 13 (0.71%) XML
4 8 (0.44%) Regular Expression
5 7 (0.38%) .NET
5 7 (0.38%) ASP.NET
5 7 (0.38%) HTML
5 7 (0.38%) Universal Windows Platform
6 4 (0.22%) XMPP
7 3 (0.16%) REST
8 2 (0.11%) 802.1X
8 2 (0.11%) Apache NiFi
8 2 (0.11%) CSS
8 2 (0.11%) Java RMI
8 2 (0.11%) LAMP
8 2 (0.11%) SOAP
9 1 (0.055%) COM
9 1 (0.055%) Middleware
9 1 (0.055%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 108 (5.92%) Data Centre
2 85 (4.66%) Analytical Skills
3 59 (3.24%) PKI
4 56 (3.07%) Clustering
5 46 (2.52%) NHS
6 45 (2.47%) Driving Licence
7 40 (2.19%) Fat Client
7 40 (2.19%) Thin Client
8 39 (2.14%) Replication
9 37 (2.03%) User Experience
10 36 (1.97%) Video Conferencing
11 34 (1.87%) Blackberry
12 33 (1.81%) Management Information System
13 29 (1.59%) iPhone
14 27 (1.48%) Public Cloud
15 23 (1.26%) Self-Motivation
16 19 (1.04%) Enterprise Storage
17 15 (0.82%) iPad
18 14 (0.77%) CMDB
19 13 (0.71%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 1,487 (81.57%) Windows
2 907 (49.75%) Windows 10
3 497 (27.26%) Windows 7
4 443 (24.30%) Windows Server
5 211 (11.57%) Windows Server 2012
6 194 (10.64%) Windows Server 2008
7 91 (4.99%) Linux
8 59 (3.24%) Android
9 50 (2.74%) Apple iOS
10 49 (2.69%) Mac OS
11 47 (2.58%) Windows Server 2003
12 35 (1.92%) Windows 8
13 30 (1.65%) Unix
14 28 (1.54%) Windows XP
15 15 (0.82%) Mac OS X
16 13 (0.71%) CentOS
17 8 (0.44%) AIX
18 7 (0.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
19 4 (0.22%) Windows 2000
20 2 (0.11%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 366 (20.08%) ITIL
2 291 (15.96%) Migration
3 251 (13.77%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 206 (11.30%) Application Packaging
5 136 (7.46%) Problem-Solving
6 99 (5.43%) ITSM
7 98 (5.38%) Incident Management
8 86 (4.72%) Agile Software Development
9 83 (4.55%) Service Management
10 72 (3.95%) Project Delivery
11 68 (3.73%) Asset Management
12 67 (3.68%) Change Management
13 65 (3.57%) Mobile Device Management
14 62 (3.40%) Software Distribution
15 57 (3.13%) User Acceptance Testing
16 56 (3.07%) ITIL V3
17 52 (2.85%) Service Delivery
18 49 (2.69%) Patch Management
19 43 (2.36%) Project Management
20 42 (2.30%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 434 (23.81%) PowerShell
2 161 (8.83%) SQL
3 64 (3.51%) VB
4 59 (3.24%) VBScript
5 24 (1.32%) Java
6 16 (0.88%) VBA
7 14 (0.77%) JavaScript
7 14 (0.77%) Python
8 11 (0.60%) PHP
9 9 (0.49%) Ruby
10 8 (0.44%) C#
11 6 (0.33%) C
12 5 (0.27%) C++
13 4 (0.22%) Bash Shell
14 2 (0.11%) Perl
14 2 (0.11%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 327 (17.94%) Security Cleared
2 259 (14.21%) SC Cleared
3 139 (7.62%) Microsoft Certification
4 106 (5.81%) MCSE
5 64 (3.51%) DV Cleared
6 44 (2.41%) MCSA
7 31 (1.70%) MCITP
8 29 (1.59%) Citrix Certification
8 29 (1.59%) Degree
9 26 (1.43%) CCA
10 23 (1.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 20 (1.10%) MCTS
12 18 (0.99%) MCP
13 17 (0.93%) A+ Certification
14 16 (0.88%) Cisco Certification
15 15 (0.82%) CCNA
15 15 (0.82%) DBS Check
15 15 (0.82%) ITIL Certification
16 9 (0.49%) ISTQB
17 7 (0.38%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 100 (5.49%) SLA
2 24 (1.32%) QA
3 8 (0.44%) GDPR
3 8 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (0.33%) Cyber Essentials
5 4 (0.22%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 3 (0.16%) NCSC
7 2 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 2 (0.11%) NIST
8 1 (0.055%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.055%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.055%) GxP
8 1 (0.055%) HL7
8 1 (0.055%) ISO 9000
8 1 (0.055%) ISO/IEC 19770
8 1 (0.055%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 1 (0.055%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.055%) PMO
8 1 (0.055%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1,019 (55.90%) Active Directory
2 240 (13.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 188 (10.31%) Microsoft App-V
4 169 (9.27%) Hyper-V
5 128 (7.02%) XenApp
6 85 (4.66%) XenDesktop
7 83 (4.55%) VMware ESXi
8 81 (4.44%) vSphere
9 45 (2.47%) BitLocker
10 43 (2.36%) DFS Replication
11 39 (2.14%) Virtual Desktop
12 32 (1.76%) Virtual Machines
13 27 (1.48%) Citrix Hypervisor
14 25 (1.37%) Virtual Servers
15 18 (0.99%) VMware NSX
16 15 (0.82%) Citrix Presentation Server
17 10 (0.55%) Microsoft Virtual Server
18 9 (0.49%) Terminal Services
19 7 (0.38%) VMware Server
20 6 (0.33%) Docker
Systems Management
1 162 (8.89%) Microsoft Intune
2 145 (7.95%) SCOM
3 105 (5.76%) WSUS
4 45 (2.47%) AirWatch
5 33 (1.81%) NetBackup
6 32 (1.76%) McAfee ePO
7 31 (1.70%) Jamf Pro
8 24 (1.32%) Microsoft Clustering
8 24 (1.32%) Norton AntiVirus
9 23 (1.26%) SCVMM
10 21 (1.15%) SCOrch
10 21 (1.15%) vRealize
11 20 (1.10%) AppDNA
11 20 (1.10%) Nagios
11 20 (1.10%) Puppet
11 20 (1.10%) ThinApp
12 18 (0.99%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
12 18 (0.99%) Single Sign-On
13 16 (0.88%) Opscode Chef
13 16 (0.88%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 870 (47.72%) Microsoft
2 423 (23.20%) VMware
3 369 (20.24%) Citrix
4 120 (6.58%) Cisco
5 93 (5.10%) HP
6 88 (4.83%) McAfee
7 75 (4.11%) Dell
8 71 (3.89%) Ivanti
9 59 (3.24%) ServiceNow
10 56 (3.07%) Apple
11 47 (2.58%) NetApp
12 44 (2.41%) Symantec
13 33 (1.81%) EMC
14 32 (1.76%) SolarWinds
15 23 (1.26%) Google
15 23 (1.26%) Veritas
16 21 (1.15%) Splunk
17 20 (1.10%) Palo Alto
17 20 (1.10%) Sophos
18 19 (1.04%) MobileIron