Period
to 26 July 2021

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 26 July 2021 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
26 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 194 118 94
Rank change year-on-year -76 -24 +29
Contract jobs citing SCCM 1,007 761 2,389
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.42% 2.03% 2.58%
As % of the Systems Management category 8.88% 13.38% 17.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 672 484 1,587
10th Percentile £153 £143 £140
25th Percentile £210 £200 £210
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £350 £361 £363
Median % change year-on-year -3.11% -0.34% +11.54%
75th Percentile £450 £475 £463
90th Percentile £525 £520 £528
UK excluding London median daily rate £326 £350 £350
% change year-on-year -6.79% - +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 74 169
10th Percentile £14.25 £12.42 £13.00
25th Percentile £15.31 £13.70 £15.00
Median hourly rate £18.00 £18.63 £18.80
Median % change year-on-year -3.36% -0.93% +7.43%
75th Percentile £21.00 £22.19 £22.50
90th Percentile £37.58 £38.01 £25.74
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.75 £18.25 £18.25
% change year-on-year -2.74% - +4.29%

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 11,345 5,686 13,919
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.97% 15.15% 15.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,999 3,942 9,483
10th Percentile £350 £306 £300
25th Percentile £425 £413 £401
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
75th Percentile £603 £600 £600
90th Percentile £688 £675 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £465 £468 £450
% change year-on-year -0.64% +4.00% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 155 127 310
10th Percentile £14.85 £12.47 £12.00
25th Percentile £16.26 £14.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate £23.21 £19.50 £20.00
Median % change year-on-year +19.03% -2.50% +5.26%
75th Percentile £50.11 £39.55 £27.00
90th Percentile £64.50 £52.50 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £19.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +10.53% +8.57% -

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 26 July 2021.

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 26 July 2021.

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 26 July 2021. 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 -56 842 £343 -2.14% 244
UK excluding London -26 615 £326 -6.79% 204
London -70 284 £380 -5.00% 52
South East -4 160 £320 -1.54% 51
Work from Home -163 155 £400 - 32
North of England -31 118 £300 +5.26% 58
Midlands -4 114 £326 -6.79% 39
South West -16 76 £338 -24.28% 23
West Midlands -6 73 £350 -15.15% 26
Scotland -48 70 £354 -16.71% 6
North West -40 64 £343 +23.42% 27
East of England -17 57 £335 +109.06% 21
Yorkshire -7 44 £174 -56.56% 23
East Midlands 0 41 £220 +27.54% 13
Wales -13 14 £213 -46.88% 5
North East +3 10 £255 -2.86% 8
Northern Ireland +3 8 £400 -11.11% 1

For the 6 months to 26 July 2021, 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.

1 760 (75.47%) Windows
2 595 (59.09%) Active Directory
3 522 (51.84%) Microsoft
4 416 (41.31%) Microsoft 365
5 403 (40.02%) Windows 10
6 292 (29.00%) Azure
7 284 (28.20%) VMware
8 281 (27.90%) PowerShell
9 253 (25.12%) Windows Server
10 226 (22.44%) Social Skills
11 199 (19.76%) ITIL
12 193 (19.17%) VMware Infrastructure
13 187 (18.57%) Citrix
14 162 (16.09%) Windows 7
15 161 (15.99%) Microsoft Intune
16 160 (15.89%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 156 (15.49%) Security Cleared
18 146 (14.50%) DNS
19 132 (13.11%) Migration
20 129 (12.81%) Windows Server 2012
21 126 (12.51%) Microsoft Office
22 120 (11.92%) Problem-Solving
23 114 (11.32%) SC Cleared
24 113 (11.22%) SharePoint
25 108 (10.72%) Azure Active Directory
26 105 (10.43%) DHCP
27 104 (10.33%) SQL
28 99 (9.83%) Windows Server 2016
29 94 (9.33%) Hyper-V
30 93 (9.24%) Finance

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
1 113 (11.22%) SharePoint
2 70 (6.95%) MS Exchange
3 19 (1.89%) Skype for Business
4 15 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2010
5 14 (1.39%) Confluence
6 13 (1.29%) Exchange Server 2013
7 12 (1.19%) IIS
8 6 (0.60%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 3 (0.30%) Site Server
10 2 (0.20%) SharePoint Server
10 2 (0.20%) Tomcat
10 2 (0.20%) WebLogic
11 1 (0.099%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 126 (12.51%) Microsoft Office
2 23 (2.28%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (0.79%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (0.40%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.099%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.099%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.099%) CINEMA 4D
Business Applications
1 11 (1.09%) Dynamics AX
1 11 (1.09%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (0.99%) Remedy ITSM
3 7 (0.70%) Tesseract
4 1 (0.099%) Eikon
4 1 (0.099%) Refinitiv Enterprise Platform
Cloud Services
1 416 (41.31%) Microsoft 365
2 292 (29.00%) Azure
3 108 (10.72%) Azure Active Directory
4 67 (6.65%) AWS
5 41 (4.07%) IaaS
6 35 (3.48%) PaaS
7 34 (3.38%) Mimecast
8 32 (3.18%) SaaS
9 31 (3.08%) OneDrive
10 21 (2.09%) Power Platform
11 18 (1.79%) PowerApps
12 13 (1.29%) Dynamics 365
13 12 (1.19%) GCP
14 10 (0.99%) GitHub
15 7 (0.70%) Google Workspace
16 6 (0.60%) Amazon EKS
16 6 (0.60%) AWS CloudFormation
16 6 (0.60%) AWS CodePipeline
16 6 (0.60%) Cloud Computing
16 6 (0.60%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 146 (14.50%) DNS
2 105 (10.43%) DHCP
3 75 (7.45%) Firewall
4 70 (6.95%) LAN
5 59 (5.86%) VPN
6 55 (5.46%) WAN
7 53 (5.26%) SAN
8 48 (4.77%) TCP/IP
9 44 (4.37%) NetScaler
10 35 (3.48%) Wireless
11 32 (3.18%) Skype
12 24 (2.38%) VoIP
13 22 (2.18%) Wi-Fi
14 16 (1.59%) Internet
15 15 (1.49%) Remote Desktop
16 13 (1.29%) NAS
16 13 (1.29%) VLAN
17 12 (1.19%) Cisco IOS
17 12 (1.19%) Unified Communications
18 9 (0.89%) WAAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (6.06%) SQL Server
2 19 (1.89%) MySQL
3 13 (1.29%) SQL Server 2012
4 11 (1.09%) PostgreSQL
4 11 (1.09%) SQL Server 2008
4 11 (1.09%) SQL Server 2014
4 11 (1.09%) SQL Server 2016
5 6 (0.60%) MongoDB
5 6 (0.60%) NoSQL
5 6 (0.60%) Oracle Database
6 4 (0.40%) Amazon RDS
6 4 (0.40%) Tableau
7 3 (0.30%) Oracle Reports
7 3 (0.30%) Power BI
7 3 (0.30%) SQL Server 2017
8 2 (0.20%) Relational Database
8 2 (0.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.099%) Azure SQL Database
9 1 (0.099%) Big Data
9 1 (0.099%) DTS
Development Applications
1 41 (4.07%) MSI
2 14 (1.39%) InstallShield
3 9 (0.89%) AdminStudio
3 9 (0.89%) JIRA
4 8 (0.79%) GitLab
4 8 (0.79%) Visual Studio
5 7 (0.70%) Git (software)
5 7 (0.70%) Vagrant
6 6 (0.60%) Jenkins
7 5 (0.50%) Android Studio
7 5 (0.50%) Xcode
8 3 (0.30%) Fiddler
9 2 (0.20%) TeamCity
10 1 (0.099%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 1 (0.099%) Axure RP
10 1 (0.099%) Gradle
10 1 (0.099%) Hudson
10 1 (0.099%) Inno Setup
10 1 (0.099%) Octopus Deploy
10 1 (0.099%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 226 (22.44%) Social Skills
2 93 (9.24%) Finance
3 90 (8.94%) Public Sector
4 34 (3.38%) Analytical Skills
5 29 (2.88%) Retail
6 24 (2.38%) Banking
7 18 (1.79%) Documentation Skills
8 16 (1.59%) Manufacturing
9 15 (1.49%) Law
10 13 (1.29%) Telecoms
11 10 (0.99%) Back Office
12 9 (0.89%) Marketing
12 9 (0.89%) Organisational Skills
12 9 (0.89%) Presentation Skills
13 7 (0.70%) Electronics
14 6 (0.60%) Digital Economy
14 6 (0.60%) Legal
15 5 (0.50%) Pharmaceutical
16 4 (0.40%) Advertising
16 4 (0.40%) Military
Job Titles
1 129 (12.81%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 129 (12.81%) Support Engineer
2 101 (10.03%) Analyst
3 72 (7.15%) Desktop Support
4 62 (6.16%) Desktop Engineer
5 61 (6.06%) SCCM Engineer
6 60 (5.96%) Architect
6 60 (5.96%) Consultant
6 60 (5.96%) IT Engineer
6 60 (5.96%) Windows Engineer
7 53 (5.26%) 2nd Line Support
7 53 (5.26%) IT Support
8 48 (4.77%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 39 (3.87%) Administrator
10 37 (3.67%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 33 (3.28%) Systems Engineer
12 32 (3.18%) 3rd Line Support
13 31 (3.08%) IT Support Engineer
13 31 (3.08%) Service Analyst
14 30 (2.98%) Applications Packager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (2.68%) Software Packaging
2 19 (1.89%) .NET
3 12 (1.19%) J2EE
4 10 (0.99%) LDAP
4 10 (0.99%) SAML
5 7 (0.70%) OAuth
6 5 (0.50%) .NET Core
6 5 (0.50%) AngularJS
6 5 (0.50%) ASP.NET
6 5 (0.50%) Django
6 5 (0.50%) Express
6 5 (0.50%) MEAN Stack
6 5 (0.50%) Node.js
6 5 (0.50%) Ruby on Rails
6 5 (0.50%) SailPoint
7 4 (0.40%) Microsoft Graph
7 4 (0.40%) Middleware
7 4 (0.40%) Web Services
8 2 (0.20%) HTML
8 2 (0.20%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 62 (6.16%) Data Centre
2 27 (2.68%) Clustering
3 24 (2.38%) PKI
4 23 (2.28%) Management Information System
5 22 (2.18%) Self-Motivation
5 22 (2.18%) User Experience
6 21 (2.09%) CMDB
7 19 (1.89%) Enterprise Software
8 18 (1.79%) Public Cloud
8 18 (1.79%) Video Conferencing
9 15 (1.49%) iPad
10 13 (1.29%) Smartphone
11 10 (0.99%) Data Protection Act
11 10 (0.99%) NHS
12 9 (0.89%) Blackberry
13 7 (0.70%) Fat Client
13 7 (0.70%) Replication
13 7 (0.70%) Thin Client
14 6 (0.60%) EPoS
14 6 (0.60%) HP Storage
Operating Systems
1 760 (75.47%) Windows
2 403 (40.02%) Windows 10
3 253 (25.12%) Windows Server
4 162 (16.09%) Windows 7
5 129 (12.81%) Windows Server 2012
6 99 (9.83%) Windows Server 2016
7 79 (7.85%) Windows Server 2019
8 56 (5.56%) Windows Server 2008
9 49 (4.87%) Linux
10 43 (4.27%) Android
11 40 (3.97%) Apple iOS
12 30 (2.98%) Windows 8
13 22 (2.18%) Unix
14 20 (1.99%) Mac OS
15 11 (1.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 11 (1.09%) Windows Server 2003
16 6 (0.60%) Mac OS X
17 5 (0.50%) AIX
18 4 (0.40%) Windows XP
19 3 (0.30%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 199 (19.76%) ITIL
2 160 (15.89%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 132 (13.11%) Migration
4 120 (11.92%) Problem-Solving
5 83 (8.24%) Application Packaging
6 53 (5.26%) Service Delivery
7 49 (4.87%) Agile Software Development
8 46 (4.57%) Project Management
9 43 (4.27%) ITSM
10 41 (4.07%) Data Protection
11 39 (3.87%) Mobile Device Management
12 36 (3.57%) Change Management
12 36 (3.57%) Patch Management
13 35 (3.48%) Incident Management
13 35 (3.48%) Service Management
14 33 (3.28%) Configuration Management
15 32 (3.18%) DevOps
16 29 (2.88%) Project Delivery
17 28 (2.78%) Asset Management
17 28 (2.78%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 281 (27.90%) PowerShell
2 104 (10.33%) SQL
3 39 (3.87%) Python
4 32 (3.18%) VBScript
5 25 (2.48%) Bash Shell
5 25 (2.48%) Java
6 23 (2.28%) C
6 23 (2.28%) VB
7 13 (1.29%) Perl
7 13 (1.29%) PHP
8 9 (0.89%) JavaScript
9 7 (0.70%) C#
9 7 (0.70%) C++
9 7 (0.70%) VB.NET
10 5 (0.50%) Ruby
11 4 (0.40%) VBA
12 2 (0.20%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 156 (15.49%) Security Cleared
2 114 (11.32%) SC Cleared
3 82 (8.14%) Microsoft Certification
4 51 (5.06%) Degree
5 49 (4.87%) MCSE
6 33 (3.28%) DV Cleared
7 29 (2.88%) MCSA
8 19 (1.89%) DBS Check
8 19 (1.89%) ITIL Certification
9 18 (1.79%) Citrix Certification
10 13 (1.29%) Computer Science Degree
11 12 (1.19%) CCNA
11 12 (1.19%) Cisco Certification
12 11 (1.09%) MCITP
13 8 (0.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 7 (0.70%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 6 (0.60%) MCP
16 5 (0.50%) CISSP
16 5 (0.50%) TOGAF Certification
17 4 (0.40%) SAFe Agilist
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (4.27%) SLA
2 14 (1.39%) GDPR
2 14 (1.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 9 (0.89%) NIST
4 7 (0.70%) QA
5 4 (0.40%) COBIT
5 4 (0.40%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.20%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.20%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (0.20%) NIST 800
6 2 (0.20%) PMO
7 1 (0.099%) Accessibility
7 1 (0.099%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.099%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 1 (0.099%) Government Security Classifications
7 1 (0.099%) GPG13
7 1 (0.099%) ISO 22301
7 1 (0.099%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.099%) NCSC
System Software
1 595 (59.09%) Active Directory
2 193 (19.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 94 (9.33%) Hyper-V
4 85 (8.44%) VMware ESXi
5 70 (6.95%) Microsoft App-V
6 51 (5.06%) XenApp
7 37 (3.67%) vSphere
8 33 (3.28%) Virtual Desktop
9 31 (3.08%) XenDesktop
10 30 (2.98%) Virtual Machines
11 24 (2.38%) BitLocker
12 19 (1.89%) Firmware
13 17 (1.69%) Virtual Servers
14 14 (1.39%) DFS Replication
15 10 (0.99%) VMware Server
16 8 (0.79%) VMware Workstation
17 7 (0.70%) Docker
18 6 (0.60%) Microsoft Virtual Server
19 4 (0.40%) Citrix Hypervisor
19 4 (0.40%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 161 (15.99%) Microsoft Intune
2 86 (8.54%) SCOM
3 54 (5.36%) WSUS
4 34 (3.38%) Active Directory Federation Services
5 23 (2.28%) AirWatch
5 23 (2.28%) Terraform
5 23 (2.28%) vCenter Server
6 22 (2.18%) Puppet
7 19 (1.89%) Ansible
7 19 (1.89%) Microsoft Clustering
7 19 (1.89%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 18 (1.79%) SCSM
9 17 (1.69%) Opscode Chef
9 17 (1.69%) SCVMM
10 14 (1.39%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 11 (1.09%) Jamf Pro
11 11 (1.09%) SCDPM
11 11 (1.09%) SCOrch
11 11 (1.09%) Single Sign-On
12 10 (0.99%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 522 (51.84%) Microsoft
2 284 (28.20%) VMware
3 187 (18.57%) Citrix
4 91 (9.04%) Cisco
5 61 (6.06%) Apple
6 58 (5.76%) HP
7 55 (5.46%) Dell
8 51 (5.06%) Ivanti
9 48 (4.77%) ServiceNow
10 44 (4.37%) NetApp
11 37 (3.67%) McAfee
12 34 (3.38%) EMC
13 33 (3.28%) Oracle
14 32 (3.18%) Symantec
15 26 (2.58%) Veeam
16 24 (2.38%) SAP
17 22 (2.18%) SolarWinds
18 21 (2.09%) Google
18 21 (2.09%) Remedy
19 17 (1.69%) IBM