Period
to 9 July 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 9 July 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
9 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 108 96 126
Rank change year-on-year -12 +30 +57
Contract jobs citing SCCM 890 2,372 2,146
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 2.16% 2.53% 2.06%
As % of the Systems Management category 14.21% 17.11% 15.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 542 1,600 1,376
Median daily rate £347 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.47% +15.38% +1.56%
10th Percentile £138 £145 £144
90th Percentile £520 £525 £521
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £350 £315
% change year-on-year -7.14% +11.11% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 105 187 147
Median hourly rate £20.00 £18.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% +7.69%
10th Percentile £12.50 £13.00 £13.00
90th Percentile £39.31 £34.70 £30.96
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +11.11% +2.86% +17.85%

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 6,262 13,861 13,664
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.18% 14.76% 13.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,055 9,292 9,068
Median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £304 £300 £270
90th Percentile £675 £675 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 196 351 348
Median hourly rate £24.10 £20.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.55% +7.89% -
10th Percentile £13.07 £12.00 £11.86
90th Percentile £48.67 £47.83 £48.48
Median hourly rate £21.25 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +21.43% - -

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 9 July 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 9 July 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 9 July 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 -11 789 £325 -13.33% 86
UK excluding London +7 621 £325 -7.14% 77
London -40 252 £368 -7.55% 19
North of England +34 151 £308 -18.00% 16
South East -9 132 £259 -30.93% 26
North West +25 104 £308 -9.89% 9
South West -3 102 £425 +9.68% 10
Midlands +10 75 £305 -6.15% 7
East of England +31 74 £283 -19.29% 8
Scotland +9 59 £425 +41.67% 2
West Midlands +28 41 £413 +44.10% 6
Work from Home -14 41 £360 -15.29% 10
Yorkshire +43 38 £375 -11.76% 6
East Midlands +4 30 £170 -47.69% 1
Wales +12 25 £400 +18.52% 7
North East +5 9 £256 -21.15% 1
Northern Ireland +19 2 £450 +50.00%
Channel Islands +12 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 9 July 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.

1 689 (77.42%) Windows
2 540 (60.67%) Active Directory
3 459 (51.57%) Microsoft
4 393 (44.16%) Windows 10
5 353 (39.66%) Office 365
6 217 (24.38%) PowerShell
7 206 (23.15%) Azure
8 203 (22.81%) Windows Server
9 194 (21.80%) ITIL
10 188 (21.12%) Citrix
11 182 (20.45%) VMware
12 180 (20.22%) Security Cleared
13 167 (18.76%) Windows 7
14 156 (17.53%) Microsoft Office
15 135 (15.17%) SC Cleared
16 109 (12.25%) VMware Infrastructure
17 107 (12.02%) Microsoft App-V
17 107 (12.02%) SharePoint
18 106 (11.91%) Application Packaging
19 104 (11.69%) Infrastructure Engineering
19 104 (11.69%) Windows Server 2012
20 101 (11.35%) Public Sector
20 101 (11.35%) Migration
21 98 (11.01%) Microsoft Intune
22 92 (10.34%) SCOM
23 80 (8.99%) Windows Server 2016
24 77 (8.65%) WSUS
25 76 (8.54%) Microsoft Certification
26 74 (8.31%) Azure Active Directory
27 73 (8.20%) 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
1 107 (12.02%) SharePoint
2 54 (6.07%) MS Exchange
3 35 (3.93%) Exchange Server 2013
4 30 (3.37%) IIS
5 26 (2.92%) Skype for Business
6 21 (2.36%) IBM Notes
7 17 (1.91%) IBM Domino
8 8 (0.90%) CMS
8 8 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2007
9 5 (0.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 5 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2010
10 3 (0.34%) Apache
10 3 (0.34%) OpenStack
10 3 (0.34%) WebSphere
11 2 (0.22%) Site Server
12 1 (0.11%) Confluence
12 1 (0.11%) Exchange Server 2003
12 1 (0.11%) SharePoint 2010
12 1 (0.11%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 156 (17.53%) Microsoft Office
2 16 (1.80%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (1.01%) MS Visio
4 8 (0.90%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 6 (0.67%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.22%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (1.01%) Remedy ITSM
2 8 (0.90%) assyst
3 2 (0.22%) Sentinel
4 1 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.11%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 353 (39.66%) Office 365
2 206 (23.15%) Azure
3 74 (8.31%) Azure Active Directory
4 48 (5.39%) OneDrive
5 39 (4.38%) AWS
6 28 (3.15%) SaaS
7 23 (2.58%) IaaS
8 21 (2.36%) PaaS
8 21 (2.36%) Power Platform
9 20 (2.25%) PowerApps
10 7 (0.79%) GCP
10 7 (0.79%) Yammer
11 3 (0.34%) Mimecast
12 2 (0.22%) Azure ExpressRoute
12 2 (0.22%) Cloud Computing
12 2 (0.22%) Slack
13 1 (0.11%) G Suite
13 1 (0.11%) Lucidchart
13 1 (0.11%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 68 (7.64%) DNS
2 55 (6.18%) DHCP
3 54 (6.07%) Skype
4 46 (5.17%) SAN
5 44 (4.94%) WAN
6 43 (4.83%) LAN
7 41 (4.61%) Firewall
8 33 (3.71%) VPN
9 31 (3.48%) TCP/IP
10 23 (2.58%) Wireless
11 18 (2.02%) Wi-Fi
12 17 (1.91%) VoIP
13 13 (1.46%) MPLS
14 12 (1.35%) Remote Desktop
14 12 (1.35%) VLAN
15 8 (0.90%) Internet
16 7 (0.79%) DMZ
17 6 (0.67%) NAS
18 5 (0.56%) Ethernet
18 5 (0.56%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 71 (7.98%) SQL Server
2 9 (1.01%) SQL Server 2012
3 8 (0.90%) Amazon RDS
4 6 (0.67%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (0.67%) SQL Server 2016
5 5 (0.56%) Big Data
5 5 (0.56%) SQL Server 2014
6 2 (0.22%) Azure SQL Database
6 2 (0.22%) MySQL
7 1 (0.11%) DB2
7 1 (0.11%) EDMS
7 1 (0.11%) Electronic Patient Records
7 1 (0.11%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.11%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.11%) Power BI
7 1 (0.11%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 61 (6.85%) MSI
2 10 (1.12%) AdminStudio
3 8 (0.90%) InstallShield
4 4 (0.45%) Hudson
5 3 (0.34%) ClearCase
5 3 (0.34%) ClearQuest
6 2 (0.22%) Jenkins
6 2 (0.22%) JIRA
6 2 (0.22%) Rational DOORS
7 1 (0.11%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.11%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 101 (11.35%) Public Sector
2 68 (7.64%) Finance
3 34 (3.82%) Banking
4 23 (2.58%) Telecoms
5 21 (2.36%) Local Government
6 18 (2.02%) Retail
7 12 (1.35%) Manufacturing
8 7 (0.79%) Marketing
9 6 (0.67%) Law
10 5 (0.56%) Electronics
10 5 (0.56%) Financial Institution
10 5 (0.56%) Legal
11 3 (0.34%) Back Office
11 3 (0.34%) Publishing
12 2 (0.22%) Automotive
13 1 (0.11%) Advertising
13 1 (0.11%) Front Office
13 1 (0.11%) Investment Banking
13 1 (0.11%) Military
13 1 (0.11%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 126 (14.16%) Support Engineer
2 106 (11.91%) Windows Engineer
3 83 (9.33%) Desktop Support
4 82 (9.21%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 69 (7.75%) Applications Packager
5 69 (7.75%) Desktop Engineer
6 58 (6.52%) Analyst
7 57 (6.40%) 2nd Line Support
8 47 (5.28%) SCCM Engineer
9 45 (5.06%) Architect
9 45 (5.06%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 44 (4.94%) Administrator
10 44 (4.94%) Deployment Engineer
11 41 (4.61%) Consultant
11 41 (4.61%) IT Engineer
12 40 (4.49%) IT Support
13 37 (4.16%) 2nd Line Engineer
14 34 (3.82%) 3rd Line Engineer
15 30 (3.37%) Systems Engineer
15 30 (3.37%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (2.13%) Software Packaging
2 9 (1.01%) LDAP
2 9 (1.01%) XML
3 8 (0.90%) HTML
3 8 (0.90%) Web Services
4 7 (0.79%) .NET
5 6 (0.67%) ASP.NET
5 6 (0.67%) OAuth
5 6 (0.67%) OpenID
5 6 (0.67%) SAML
6 4 (0.45%) Regular Expression
7 3 (0.34%) AngularJS
7 3 (0.34%) Node.js
7 3 (0.34%) React
8 2 (0.22%) Apache NiFi
9 1 (0.11%) Ajax
9 1 (0.11%) SOAP
9 1 (0.11%) Universal Windows Platform
9 1 (0.11%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 64 (7.19%) Analytical Skills
2 47 (5.28%) Data Centre
3 42 (4.72%) NHS
4 24 (2.70%) User Experience
5 21 (2.36%) Fat Client
5 21 (2.36%) Thin Client
6 20 (2.25%) Clustering
6 20 (2.25%) Management Information System
7 17 (1.91%) Self-Motivation
8 16 (1.80%) CMDB
9 14 (1.57%) Driving Licence
10 12 (1.35%) Public Cloud
11 10 (1.12%) Blackberry
11 10 (1.12%) Client/Server
11 10 (1.12%) PKI
12 9 (1.01%) iPhone
12 9 (1.01%) Video Conferencing
13 7 (0.79%) iPad
14 6 (0.67%) Smartphone
15 5 (0.56%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 689 (77.42%) Windows
2 393 (44.16%) Windows 10
3 203 (22.81%) Windows Server
4 167 (18.76%) Windows 7
5 104 (11.69%) Windows Server 2012
6 80 (8.99%) Windows Server 2016
7 70 (7.87%) Windows Server 2008
8 44 (4.94%) Linux
9 33 (3.71%) Windows Server 2019
10 27 (3.03%) Apple iOS
11 24 (2.70%) Unix
12 23 (2.58%) Mac OS
13 20 (2.25%) Android
14 19 (2.13%) Windows Server 2003
15 17 (1.91%) Windows XP
16 15 (1.69%) Windows 8
17 6 (0.67%) Mac OS X
17 6 (0.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 6 (0.67%) Windows Vista
18 4 (0.45%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 194 (21.80%) ITIL
2 106 (11.91%) Application Packaging
3 104 (11.69%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 101 (11.35%) Migration
5 70 (7.87%) Problem-Solving
6 46 (5.17%) Configuration Management
7 38 (4.27%) Cybersecurity
8 36 (4.04%) Patch Management
9 35 (3.93%) Service Delivery
10 34 (3.82%) Change Management
11 33 (3.71%) Application Virtualisation
12 31 (3.48%) Service Management
13 30 (3.37%) ITIL V3
13 30 (3.37%) ITSM
14 29 (3.26%) Mobile Device Management
15 28 (3.15%) Asset Management
16 26 (2.92%) Project Delivery
17 25 (2.81%) Agile Software Development
17 25 (2.81%) Information Security
18 24 (2.70%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 217 (24.38%) PowerShell
2 73 (8.20%) SQL
3 30 (3.37%) VBScript
4 29 (3.26%) VB
5 22 (2.47%) Java
5 22 (2.47%) JavaScript
6 19 (2.13%) Python
7 8 (0.90%) VBA
8 6 (0.67%) C#
8 6 (0.67%) PHP
9 5 (0.56%) C++
10 4 (0.45%) Ruby
11 3 (0.34%) C
12 2 (0.22%) Bash Shell
12 2 (0.22%) Perl
12 2 (0.22%) T-SQL
13 1 (0.11%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.11%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 180 (20.22%) Security Cleared
2 135 (15.17%) SC Cleared
3 76 (8.54%) Microsoft Certification
4 40 (4.49%) MCSE
5 37 (4.16%) DV Cleared
6 31 (3.48%) MCSA
7 19 (2.13%) A+ Certification
8 16 (1.80%) Degree
9 12 (1.35%) Cisco Certification
10 11 (1.24%) CCNA
10 11 (1.24%) MCITP
11 8 (0.90%) BPSS Clearance
11 8 (0.90%) DBS Check
11 8 (0.90%) ITIL Certification
12 7 (0.79%) MCP
13 5 (0.56%) CCNP
13 5 (0.56%) Computer Science Degree
13 5 (0.56%) MCTS
13 5 (0.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 4 (0.45%) ACSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (4.49%) SLA
2 26 (2.92%) QA
3 6 (0.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.45%) Cyber Essentials
5 3 (0.34%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 2 (0.22%) GDPR
6 2 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.11%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.11%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.11%) NCSC
System Software
1 540 (60.67%) Active Directory
2 109 (12.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 107 (12.02%) Microsoft App-V
4 65 (7.30%) XenApp
5 61 (6.85%) Hyper-V
6 40 (4.49%) VMware ESXi
7 37 (4.16%) vSphere
8 30 (3.37%) Virtual Desktop
9 27 (3.03%) XenDesktop
10 17 (1.91%) Virtual Machines
11 15 (1.69%) BitLocker
12 9 (1.01%) Terminal Services
13 8 (0.90%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 8 (0.90%) DFS Replication
14 7 (0.79%) Citrix Hypervisor
15 6 (0.67%) OpenAM
15 6 (0.67%) Virtual Servers
16 5 (0.56%) VMware Workstation
17 4 (0.45%) Terminal Server
17 4 (0.45%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 98 (11.01%) Microsoft Intune
2 92 (10.34%) SCOM
3 77 (8.65%) WSUS
4 20 (2.25%) Microsoft Clustering
5 17 (1.91%) AirWatch
5 17 (1.91%) NetBackup
5 17 (1.91%) SCOrch
5 17 (1.91%) Single Sign-On
6 16 (1.80%) McAfee ePO
7 15 (1.69%) Jamf Pro
7 15 (1.69%) vRealize
8 14 (1.57%) AppDNA
9 12 (1.35%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 12 (1.35%) SCVMM
10 11 (1.24%) Failover Clustering
10 11 (1.24%) vCenter Server
11 10 (1.12%) Nagios
12 8 (0.90%) Opscode Chef
12 8 (0.90%) Puppet
13 7 (0.79%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 459 (51.57%) Microsoft
2 188 (21.12%) Citrix
3 182 (20.45%) VMware
4 51 (5.73%) Apple
5 50 (5.62%) Cisco
6 47 (5.28%) HP
7 42 (4.72%) Dell
8 37 (4.16%) McAfee
9 33 (3.71%) ServiceNow
10 26 (2.92%) EMC
11 22 (2.47%) IBM
12 21 (2.36%) Ivanti
13 18 (2.02%) Google
13 18 (2.02%) Remedy
14 17 (1.91%) NetApp
15 14 (1.57%) Symantec
16 13 (1.46%) SolarWinds
17 12 (1.35%) Veeam
18 11 (1.24%) Meraki
19 10 (1.12%) Adobe