Period
to 21 February 2018

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 21 February 2018 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
21 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 149 183 189
Rank change year-on-year +34 +6 -37
Contract jobs citing SCCM 1,826 1,411 1,444
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.80% 1.47% 1.36%
As % of the Systems Management category 15.23% 13.67% 15.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,180 880 877
UK median daily rate £325 £325 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +1.56% -5.19%
10th Percentile £133 £149 £144
90th Percentile £501 £500 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £305 £310 £298
% change year-on-year -1.61% +4.03% -8.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 105 127 169
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.06 £15.78
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.58% +8.15% -5.65%
10th Percentile £11.62 £12.90 £10.50
90th Percentile £32.85 £38.75 £45.51
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year +2.94% +9.68% -5.80%

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 11,990 10,321 9,480
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 11.80% 10.75% 8.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,137 6,666 5,868
UK median daily rate £485 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.78% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £271 £263 £240
90th Percentile £625 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £430 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +7.50% +5.26% +6.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 271 258 312
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% - +0.45%
10th Percentile £11.25 £12.50 £11.00
90th Percentile £47.50 £48.23 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £18.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year -18.92% -2.63% -5.28%

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 21 February 2018.

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 21 February 2018.

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 21 February 2018. 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 +41 1,650 £325 - 319
UK excluding London +28 1,085 £305 -1.61% 212
London +42 708 £350 -6.67% 118
South East +34 369 £350 +3.86% 58
North of England +11 204 £275 -12.70% 53
East of England +34 148 £313 +30.21% 17
Midlands +9 122 £313 -2.34% 37
North West +30 103 £325 -16.13% 28
Scotland -21 102 £313 -8.09% 7
South West +27 100 £315 +0.80% 36
Yorkshire 0 83 £153 -49.17% 24
West Midlands +37 80 £268 -21.32% 22
Wales +32 44 £340 -33.66% 2
East Midlands -17 41 £350 +26.13% 15
North East -6 20 £239 -23.60% 1
Northern Ireland -15 1 - - 2

For the 6 months to 21 February 2018, 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 1,434 (78.53%) Windows
2 1,062 (58.16%) Active Directory
3 825 (45.18%) Microsoft
4 611 (33.46%) Windows 10
5 541 (29.63%) Windows 7
6 538 (29.46%) Office 365
7 531 (29.08%) VMware
8 446 (24.42%) Citrix
9 428 (23.44%) Windows Server
10 424 (23.22%) PowerShell
11 417 (22.84%) ITIL
12 305 (16.70%) VMware Infrastructure
13 275 (15.06%) SCOM
14 268 (14.68%) Security Cleared
15 251 (13.75%) Microsoft App-V
16 250 (13.69%) Migration
17 248 (13.58%) Windows Server 2008
18 247 (13.53%) Windows Server 2012
18 247 (13.53%) MS Exchange
19 243 (13.31%) DNS
20 237 (12.98%) Microsoft Azure
21 230 (12.60%) SC Cleared
22 229 (12.54%) Microsoft Office
22 229 (12.54%) Finance
23 216 (11.83%) DHCP
24 197 (10.79%) Cisco
25 191 (10.46%) Hyper-V
26 190 (10.41%) Microsoft Certification
27 178 (9.75%) HP
28 159 (8.71%) 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
1 247 (13.53%) MS Exchange
2 140 (7.67%) Skype for Business
3 101 (5.53%) SharePoint
4 71 (3.89%) Exchange Server 2010
5 65 (3.56%) IIS
6 48 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2013
7 21 (1.15%) Exchange Server 2007
8 13 (0.71%) WebSphere
9 12 (0.66%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 11 (0.60%) Apache
11 9 (0.49%) Tomcat
12 8 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2003
13 7 (0.38%) Site Server
14 6 (0.33%) IBM Domino
15 5 (0.27%) JBoss
15 5 (0.27%) OpenStack
16 4 (0.22%) Adobe Experience Manager
16 4 (0.22%) CMS
16 4 (0.22%) Drupal
16 4 (0.22%) WordPress
Applications
1 229 (12.54%) Microsoft Office
2 25 (1.37%) Microsoft Excel
3 23 (1.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 17 (0.93%) Microsoft Project
5 13 (0.71%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.055%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 16 (0.88%) RMDS
2 3 (0.16%) LatentZero
3 2 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.11%) Eikon
3 2 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.11%) Temenos T24
4 1 (0.055%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.055%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 538 (29.46%) Office 365
2 237 (12.98%) Microsoft Azure
3 90 (4.93%) Amazon AWS
4 47 (2.57%) Azure Active Directory
5 37 (2.03%) OneDrive
6 21 (1.15%) G Suite
7 14 (0.77%) PaaS
8 13 (0.71%) IaaS
9 10 (0.55%) SaaS
10 5 (0.27%) Cloud Computing
10 5 (0.27%) Yammer
11 3 (0.16%) Dynamics 365
11 3 (0.16%) Mimecast
12 2 (0.11%) AWS CloudFormation
12 2 (0.11%) GitHub
13 1 (0.055%) Adobe Creative Cloud
13 1 (0.055%) Akamai
13 1 (0.055%) IBM Cloud
13 1 (0.055%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 243 (13.31%) DNS
2 216 (11.83%) DHCP
3 130 (7.12%) LAN
4 118 (6.46%) WAN
5 113 (6.19%) Firewall
5 113 (6.19%) SAN
6 111 (6.08%) Skype
7 93 (5.09%) TCP/IP
8 74 (4.05%) VPN
9 56 (3.07%) Internet
10 50 (2.74%) VLAN
11 40 (2.19%) Remote Desktop
12 34 (1.86%) SSL
13 29 (1.59%) SMS
14 27 (1.48%) NAS
15 24 (1.31%) iSCSI
15 24 (1.31%) VoIP
15 24 (1.31%) Wi-Fi
16 23 (1.26%) Kerberos
16 23 (1.26%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 132 (7.23%) SQL Server
2 35 (1.92%) SQL Server 2012
3 23 (1.26%) SQL Server 2005
3 23 (1.26%) SQL Server 2008
4 10 (0.55%) Amazon RDS
5 9 (0.49%) MySQL
6 8 (0.44%) Big Data
7 7 (0.38%) BusinessObjects
7 7 (0.38%) SQL Server 2016
8 6 (0.33%) Power BI
8 6 (0.33%) SAP Data Services
9 5 (0.27%) DB2
9 5 (0.27%) Hadoop
10 4 (0.22%) Oracle Database
10 4 (0.22%) PostgreSQL
10 4 (0.22%) SQL Server 2014
10 4 (0.22%) SQLPlus
11 3 (0.16%) Azure SQL Database
11 3 (0.16%) MongoDB
12 2 (0.11%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 89 (4.87%) MSI
2 21 (1.15%) JIRA
3 16 (0.88%) AdminStudio
4 13 (0.71%) InstallShield
5 8 (0.44%) Team Foundation Server
6 7 (0.38%) Visual Studio Team System
7 6 (0.33%) WiX
8 5 (0.27%) Jenkins
9 3 (0.16%) HP UFT
9 3 (0.16%) Zephyr
10 2 (0.11%) Artifactory
10 2 (0.11%) ClearCase
10 2 (0.11%) LoadRunner
10 2 (0.11%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 2 (0.11%) WinDbg
11 1 (0.055%) Git (software)
11 1 (0.055%) LoadUI
11 1 (0.055%) SoapUI
11 1 (0.055%) Vagrant
11 1 (0.055%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 229 (12.54%) Finance
2 49 (2.68%) Banking
3 33 (1.81%) Publishing
4 29 (1.59%) Retail
5 25 (1.37%) Telecoms
6 22 (1.20%) Law
7 19 (1.04%) Financial Institution
7 19 (1.04%) Legal
8 15 (0.82%) Local Government
9 13 (0.71%) Back Office
10 11 (0.60%) Investment Banking
11 10 (0.55%) Manufacturing
12 4 (0.22%) Advertising
13 3 (0.16%) Electronics
13 3 (0.16%) Games
13 3 (0.16%) Japanese Language
13 3 (0.16%) Marketing
13 3 (0.16%) Romanian Language
13 3 (0.16%) Spanish Language
14 2 (0.11%) French Language
Job Titles
1 256 (14.02%) Analyst
2 226 (12.38%) Desktop Support
3 197 (10.79%) Support Engineer
4 159 (8.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 148 (8.11%) Consultant
6 144 (7.89%) Architect
7 143 (7.83%) SCCM Engineer
8 140 (7.67%) Windows Engineer
9 138 (7.56%) 2nd Line Support
10 120 (6.57%) Desktop Engineer
11 106 (5.81%) Support Analyst
12 98 (5.37%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 87 (4.76%) Applications Packager
14 76 (4.16%) 3rd Line Support
15 72 (3.94%) Service Analyst
16 71 (3.89%) SCCM Consultant
17 67 (3.67%) 2nd Line Engineer
17 67 (3.67%) Desktop Support Engineer
18 61 (3.34%) Administrator
19 60 (3.29%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (1.75%) LDAP
1 32 (1.75%) Web Services
2 17 (0.93%) .NET
3 15 (0.82%) HTML
4 13 (0.71%) 802.1X
4 13 (0.71%) WSH
5 12 (0.66%) REST
6 9 (0.49%) AngularJS
6 9 (0.49%) Software Packaging
7 7 (0.38%) XML
8 6 (0.33%) CSS
8 6 (0.33%) SailPoint
8 6 (0.33%) WCF
9 5 (0.27%) .NET Framework
9 5 (0.27%) Node.js
9 5 (0.27%) Regular Expression
9 5 (0.27%) SAML
10 4 (0.22%) MFC
10 4 (0.22%) Middleware
10 4 (0.22%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 89 (4.87%) Analytical Skills
2 69 (3.78%) Data Centre
3 59 (3.23%) Clustering
4 57 (3.12%) PKI
4 57 (3.12%) Smartphone
5 51 (2.79%) Blackberry
6 49 (2.68%) Management Information System
7 34 (1.86%) Fat Client
7 34 (1.86%) Thin Client
8 31 (1.70%) Driving Licence
9 30 (1.64%) iPhone
10 29 (1.59%) CMDB
11 28 (1.53%) Video Conferencing
12 26 (1.42%) Computer Science
12 26 (1.42%) Replication
13 23 (1.26%) User Experience
14 22 (1.20%) iPad
15 18 (0.99%) BYOD
15 18 (0.99%) CESG
16 17 (0.93%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 1,434 (78.53%) Windows
2 611 (33.46%) Windows 10
3 541 (29.63%) Windows 7
4 428 (23.44%) Windows Server
5 248 (13.58%) Windows Server 2008
6 247 (13.53%) Windows Server 2012
7 131 (7.17%) Linux
8 82 (4.49%) Android
9 78 (4.27%) Windows 8
10 73 (4.00%) Windows Server 2003
11 66 (3.61%) Apple iOS
12 39 (2.14%) Mac OS X
13 38 (2.08%) Windows XP
14 29 (1.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 26 (1.42%) SUSE
16 25 (1.37%) Unix
17 23 (1.26%) Windows Vista
18 22 (1.20%) Mac OS
19 12 (0.66%) Windows 2000
20 11 (0.60%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 417 (22.84%) ITIL
2 250 (13.69%) Migration
3 110 (6.02%) Application Packaging
4 108 (5.91%) Service Management
5 91 (4.98%) Change Management
6 81 (4.44%) Project Management
7 72 (3.94%) Asset Management
8 70 (3.83%) Problem Management
9 68 (3.72%) Incident Management
10 63 (3.45%) Mobile Device Management
11 62 (3.40%) PRINCE2
12 55 (3.01%) Configuration Management
13 54 (2.96%) Disaster Recovery
13 54 (2.96%) Server Building
14 53 (2.90%) ITIL V3
14 53 (2.90%) Service Delivery
15 51 (2.79%) Software Deployment
16 49 (2.68%) ITSM
17 47 (2.57%) Agile Software Development
17 47 (2.57%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 424 (23.22%) PowerShell
2 159 (8.71%) SQL
3 138 (7.56%) VBScript
4 27 (1.48%) VB
5 25 (1.37%) JavaScript
6 21 (1.15%) Python
7 20 (1.10%) Java
8 17 (0.93%) Perl
9 13 (0.71%) C
10 10 (0.55%) Bash Shell
10 10 (0.55%) C#
11 8 (0.44%) PHP
12 5 (0.27%) Ruby
12 5 (0.27%) T-SQL
13 4 (0.22%) Shell Script
14 1 (0.055%) AppleScript
14 1 (0.055%) R
Qualifications
1 268 (14.68%) Security Cleared
2 230 (12.60%) SC Cleared
3 190 (10.41%) Microsoft Certification
4 126 (6.90%) MCSE
5 60 (3.29%) Degree
6 55 (3.01%) MCSA
7 47 (2.57%) MCP
8 41 (2.25%) ITIL Certification
9 39 (2.14%) DV Cleared
10 34 (1.86%) Cisco Certification
11 33 (1.81%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 26 (1.42%) Computer Science Degree
13 24 (1.31%) CCNA
13 24 (1.31%) MCDST
14 23 (1.26%) MCITP
15 21 (1.15%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 20 (1.10%) DBS Check
17 13 (0.71%) A+ Certification
17 13 (0.71%) CISSP
17 13 (0.71%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 106 (5.81%) SLA
2 35 (1.92%) QA
3 12 (0.66%) Disclosure Scotland
3 12 (0.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 10 (0.55%) GDPR
5 9 (0.49%) COBIT
6 7 (0.38%) PMO
7 4 (0.22%) PCI DSS
8 3 (0.16%) Data Quality
9 2 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 19770
10 1 (0.055%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.055%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1,062 (58.16%) Active Directory
2 305 (16.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 251 (13.75%) Microsoft App-V
4 191 (10.46%) Hyper-V
5 151 (8.27%) XenApp
6 104 (5.70%) vSphere
7 96 (5.26%) XenDesktop
8 95 (5.20%) BitLocker
9 79 (4.33%) VMware ESXi
10 36 (1.97%) VMware Workstation
11 25 (1.37%) Terminal Services
12 22 (1.20%) Virtual Desktop
12 22 (1.20%) Virtual Machines
13 20 (1.10%) Virtual Servers
14 15 (0.82%) DFS Replication
14 15 (0.82%) XenServer
15 8 (0.44%) NFS
15 8 (0.44%) VMware Server
16 7 (0.38%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 6 (0.33%) Xen
Systems Management
1 275 (15.06%) SCOM
2 77 (4.22%) WSUS
3 73 (4.00%) AirWatch
4 69 (3.78%) Microsoft Intune
5 54 (2.96%) McAfee ePO
6 46 (2.52%) Norton AntiVirus
7 45 (2.46%) SCVMM
8 42 (2.30%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 35 (1.92%) Microsoft Clustering
10 34 (1.86%) NetBackup
11 30 (1.64%) Nagios
11 30 (1.64%) vCenter Server
12 25 (1.37%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
13 23 (1.26%) Backup Exec
13 23 (1.26%) Puppet
14 20 (1.10%) WMI
15 17 (0.93%) SCOrch
16 15 (0.82%) HP Quality Center
16 15 (0.82%) Single Sign-On
17 14 (0.77%) SCSM
Vendors
1 825 (45.18%) Microsoft
2 531 (29.08%) VMware
3 446 (24.42%) Citrix
4 197 (10.79%) Cisco
5 178 (9.75%) HP
6 119 (6.52%) Ivanti
7 104 (5.70%) McAfee
8 93 (5.09%) Symantec
9 86 (4.71%) Dell
10 78 (4.27%) SolarWinds
11 67 (3.67%) NetApp
12 66 (3.61%) Apple
13 58 (3.18%) ServiceNow
14 56 (3.07%) Google
15 50 (2.74%) IBM
16 39 (2.14%) EMC
16 39 (2.14%) Red Hat
17 36 (1.97%) Altiris
17 36 (1.97%) Oracle
18 35 (1.92%) Remedy