Period
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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 3 July 2022 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
3 Jul 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 199 192 111
Rank change year-on-year -7 -81 -10
Contract jobs citing SCCM 1,275 930 908
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.43% 1.40% 2.19%
As % of the Systems Management category 9.09% 8.73% 14.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 882 626 579
10th Percentile £163 £154 £143
25th Percentile £230 £213 £200
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £375 £350 £350
Median % change year-on-year +7.14% - -6.67%
75th Percentile £500 £448 £463
90th Percentile £587 £521 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £335 £350
% change year-on-year -2.99% -4.29% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 91 52 90
10th Percentile £12.50 £14.25 £12.42
25th Percentile £15.00 £15.39 £14.78
Median hourly rate £21.50 £18.19 £19.32
Median % change year-on-year +18.21% -5.86% +4.43%
75th Percentile £23.91 £23.00 £22.75
90th Percentile £24.50 £39.44 £35.43
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.06 £18.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year +5.88% -7.69% +8.33%

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 14,032 10,651 6,334
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.77% 16.05% 15.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,150 7,517 4,398
10th Percentile £363 £350 £304
25th Percentile £463 £425 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £570 £525 £500
Median % change year-on-year +8.57% +5.00% -
75th Percentile £675 £600 £600
90th Percentile £750 £688 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £450 £463
% change year-on-year +11.11% -2.70% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 189 157 149
10th Percentile £13.20 £15.00 £12.50
25th Percentile £15.75 £18.00 £14.75
Median hourly rate £22.50 £34.00 £20.00
Median % change year-on-year -33.82% +70.00% +5.26%
75th Percentile £47.50 £51.00 £35.00
90th Percentile £67.50 £63.60 £50.42
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £22.32 £19.50
% change year-on-year -10.37% +14.44% +12.85%

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 3 July 2022.

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 3 July 2022.

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 3 July 2022. 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
Jobs
England +6 1,120 £375 +7.14% 242
UK excluding London +1 710 £325 -2.99% 173
Work from Home -5 469 £415 +10.67% 74
London +26 434 £400 +3.23% 76
South East 0 185 £385 +12.41% 54
Midlands -6 142 £325 - 29
North of England -12 140 £300 - 41
South West +4 101 £325 -3.70% 21
East of England 0 85 £325 -2.84% 20
West Midlands -20 82 £300 -15.79% 15
North West -15 78 £288 -11.54% 25
East Midlands +12 62 £338 +53.41% 14
Yorkshire -21 49 £350 +102.90% 14
Scotland -41 44 £190 -45.71% 5
North East 0 14 £205 -31.67% 2
Wales -10 14 £225 - 2
Northern Ireland -4 3 £160 -60.00% 1

For the 6 months to 3 July 2022, 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.

1 924 (72.47%) Windows
2 765 (60.00%) Active Directory
3 705 (55.29%) Microsoft
4 591 (46.35%) Microsoft 365
5 444 (34.82%) Azure
6 437 (34.27%) Windows 10
7 374 (29.33%) VMware
8 344 (26.98%) Windows Server
9 323 (25.33%) PowerShell
10 272 (21.33%) VMware Infrastructure
11 270 (21.18%) Social Skills
12 245 (19.22%) Citrix
13 243 (19.06%) Microsoft Intune
14 236 (18.51%) DNS
15 233 (18.27%) ITIL
16 230 (18.04%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 200 (15.69%) Azure Active Directory
18 198 (15.53%) DHCP
19 172 (13.49%) Microsoft Office
20 170 (13.33%) Security Cleared
21 144 (11.29%) Firewall
22 142 (11.14%) Cisco
23 140 (10.98%) Finance
24 138 (10.82%) SharePoint
25 135 (10.59%) Public Sector
26 134 (10.51%) SLA
27 132 (10.35%) Problem-Solving
28 129 (10.12%) Windows Server 2012
28 129 (10.12%) SC Cleared
29 125 (9.80%) SQL Server

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
1 138 (10.82%) SharePoint
2 96 (7.53%) MS Exchange
3 42 (3.29%) Exchange Server 2013
4 38 (2.98%) Skype for Business
5 28 (2.20%) Exchange Server 2010
6 22 (1.73%) IIS
7 13 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2007
8 12 (0.94%) Confluence
9 5 (0.39%) Tomcat
10 4 (0.31%) Site Server
11 1 (0.078%) CMS
11 1 (0.078%) Drupal
Applications
1 172 (13.49%) Microsoft Office
2 39 (3.06%) Microsoft Excel
3 21 (1.65%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 7 (0.55%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.24%) CATIA
5 3 (0.24%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.078%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.078%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 8 (0.63%) assyst
1 8 (0.63%) Markit EDM
1 8 (0.63%) thinkFolio
2 7 (0.55%) Remedy ITSM
3 4 (0.31%) Eikon
4 1 (0.078%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.078%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.078%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.078%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 591 (46.35%) Microsoft 365
2 444 (34.82%) Azure
3 200 (15.69%) Azure Active Directory
4 99 (7.76%) AWS
5 68 (5.33%) IaaS
6 60 (4.71%) OneDrive
7 39 (3.06%) PaaS
8 28 (2.20%) SaaS
9 26 (2.04%) Mimecast
10 16 (1.25%) Azure Monitor
11 15 (1.18%) Cloud Computing
12 13 (1.02%) GCP
13 11 (0.86%) Azure DevOps
14 10 (0.78%) Power Platform
15 8 (0.63%) Google Workspace
16 5 (0.39%) Azure Key Vault
16 5 (0.39%) Azure Sentinel
16 5 (0.39%) Azure Storage
17 4 (0.31%) Datadog
17 4 (0.31%) Rubrik
Communications & Networking
1 236 (18.51%) DNS
2 198 (15.53%) DHCP
3 144 (11.29%) Firewall
4 75 (5.88%) TCP/IP
5 70 (5.49%) WAN
6 67 (5.25%) LAN
7 65 (5.10%) VPN
8 60 (4.71%) SAN
9 50 (3.92%) Skype
9 50 (3.92%) Wi-Fi
10 37 (2.90%) Wireless
11 32 (2.51%) Remote Desktop
12 29 (2.27%) VoIP
13 24 (1.88%) Network Security
14 16 (1.25%) NetScaler
15 15 (1.18%) Internet
16 14 (1.10%) IPv4
17 13 (1.02%) VLAN
18 12 (0.94%) SD-WAN
19 11 (0.86%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 125 (9.80%) SQL Server
2 9 (0.71%) Amazon RDS
3 8 (0.63%) DTS
3 8 (0.63%) MySQL
4 7 (0.55%) Power BI
5 6 (0.47%) DB2
6 4 (0.31%) Relational Database
7 3 (0.24%) Azure SQL Database
7 3 (0.24%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (0.16%) Data Lake
9 1 (0.078%) BusinessObjects
9 1 (0.078%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.078%) InfluxDB
9 1 (0.078%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.078%) Redis
9 1 (0.078%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 19 (1.49%) MSI
2 15 (1.18%) JIRA
3 6 (0.47%) Jenkins
4 5 (0.39%) AdminStudio
4 5 (0.39%) InstallShield
5 4 (0.31%) Git (software)
5 4 (0.31%) Visual Studio
6 2 (0.16%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 2 (0.16%) Axure RP
7 1 (0.078%) AutoIt
7 1 (0.078%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 270 (21.18%) Social Skills
2 140 (10.98%) Finance
3 135 (10.59%) Public Sector
4 64 (5.02%) Analytical Skills
5 43 (3.37%) Banking
6 15 (1.18%) Local Government
7 14 (1.10%) Documentation Skills
7 14 (1.10%) Law
8 13 (1.02%) Organisational Skills
8 13 (1.02%) Retail
9 12 (0.94%) Presentation Skills
10 9 (0.71%) Automotive
11 8 (0.63%) Aerospace
11 8 (0.63%) Legal
11 8 (0.63%) Manufacturing
11 8 (0.63%) Marketing
11 8 (0.63%) Publishing
12 7 (0.55%) Financial Institution
12 7 (0.55%) Telecoms
13 6 (0.47%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 206 (16.16%) Support Engineer
2 200 (15.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 116 (9.10%) Analyst
4 115 (9.02%) Architect
5 108 (8.47%) 2nd Line Support
6 101 (7.92%) Desktop Support
7 90 (7.06%) Desktop Engineer
8 86 (6.75%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 86 (6.75%) IT Support
9 84 (6.59%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 79 (6.20%) IT Engineer
11 77 (6.04%) SCCM Engineer
12 62 (4.86%) Cloud Engineer
13 54 (4.24%) Applications Engineer
13 54 (4.24%) Support Analyst
14 53 (4.16%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
15 52 (4.08%) Desktop Support Engineer
16 41 (3.22%) IT Support Engineer
17 38 (2.98%) Windows Engineer
18 36 (2.82%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (1.73%) Software Packaging
2 9 (0.71%) LDAP
3 6 (0.47%) Web Services
4 5 (0.39%) HTML
5 4 (0.31%) SailPoint
6 3 (0.24%) .NET
6 3 (0.24%) Middleware
6 3 (0.24%) REST
6 3 (0.24%) WSH
6 3 (0.24%) XMPP
7 2 (0.16%) 802.1X
7 2 (0.16%) ADO
7 2 (0.16%) COM
7 2 (0.16%) SOAP
8 1 (0.078%) Flash
8 1 (0.078%) J2EE
8 1 (0.078%) Microsoft Graph
8 1 (0.078%) PostGIS
8 1 (0.078%) XML
8 1 (0.078%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 82 (6.43%) PKI
2 79 (6.20%) Data Centre
3 44 (3.45%) NHS
4 41 (3.22%) Replication
5 40 (3.14%) Smartphone
6 39 (3.06%) Self-Motivation
6 39 (3.06%) Video Conferencing
7 36 (2.82%) Management Information System
8 29 (2.27%) Clustering
9 24 (1.88%) CMDB
9 24 (1.88%) Hybrid Cloud
10 23 (1.80%) User Experience
11 21 (1.65%) Public Cloud
12 15 (1.18%) Client/Server
13 14 (1.10%) BYOD
14 13 (1.02%) Data Protection Act
15 12 (0.94%) Legacy Systems
16 11 (0.86%) Blackberry
17 10 (0.78%) Fat Client
17 10 (0.78%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 924 (72.47%) Windows
2 437 (34.27%) Windows 10
3 344 (26.98%) Windows Server
4 129 (10.12%) Windows Server 2012
5 113 (8.86%) Windows 7
6 112 (8.78%) Linux
7 98 (7.69%) Windows Server 2016
8 81 (6.35%) Windows Server 2008
9 58 (4.55%) Android
9 58 (4.55%) Windows Server 2019
10 52 (4.08%) Apple iOS
11 43 (3.37%) Unix
11 43 (3.37%) Windows Server 2003
12 37 (2.90%) Mac OS
13 15 (1.18%) Windows 8
14 14 (1.10%) Mac OS X
15 11 (0.86%) Windows XP
16 10 (0.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 7 (0.55%) Ubuntu
18 6 (0.47%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 233 (18.27%) ITIL
2 230 (18.04%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 132 (10.35%) Problem-Solving
4 119 (9.33%) Migration
5 107 (8.39%) Incident Management
6 102 (8.00%) Change Management
7 86 (6.75%) Application Packaging
8 84 (6.59%) Patch Management
9 79 (6.20%) ITSM
10 73 (5.73%) Service Management
11 71 (5.57%) Mobile Device Management
12 70 (5.49%) Asset Management
13 64 (5.02%) Project Delivery
14 56 (4.39%) High Availability
15 48 (3.76%) Service Delivery
16 45 (3.53%) Continuous Improvement
17 41 (3.22%) Identity Management
18 40 (3.14%) Agile
19 39 (3.06%) Disaster Recovery
20 36 (2.82%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 323 (25.33%) PowerShell
2 91 (7.14%) SQL
3 45 (3.53%) VBScript
4 23 (1.80%) VB
5 17 (1.33%) Python
6 10 (0.78%) C#
7 8 (0.63%) Java
8 7 (0.55%) C
8 7 (0.55%) Perl
9 6 (0.47%) Bash
10 5 (0.39%) PHP
11 3 (0.24%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 170 (13.33%) Security Cleared
2 129 (10.12%) SC Cleared
3 113 (8.86%) Microsoft Certification
4 77 (6.04%) MCSE
5 49 (3.84%) Degree
6 43 (3.37%) MCP
7 41 (3.22%) MCSA
8 36 (2.82%) DV Cleared
9 35 (2.75%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 34 (2.67%) Cisco Certification
11 33 (2.59%) CCNA
12 23 (1.80%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 22 (1.73%) ITIL Certification
14 18 (1.41%) MCTS
15 14 (1.10%) DBS Check
15 14 (1.10%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 12 (0.94%) Citrix Certification
17 11 (0.86%) CCA
17 11 (0.86%) MCITP
18 7 (0.55%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 134 (10.51%) SLA
2 33 (2.59%) QA
3 30 (2.35%) GDPR
4 13 (1.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 9 (0.71%) NIST
6 8 (0.63%) Cyber Essentials
7 6 (0.47%) PCI DSS
8 5 (0.39%) Accessibility
9 4 (0.31%) COBIT
9 4 (0.31%) GRC
10 3 (0.24%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 3 (0.24%) GxP
11 2 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 2 (0.16%) NCSC
11 2 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 2 (0.16%) WCAG
12 1 (0.078%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 765 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 272 (21.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 105 (8.24%) Hyper-V
4 87 (6.82%) XenApp
5 77 (6.04%) Virtual Desktop
6 76 (5.96%) vSphere
7 60 (4.71%) Microsoft App-V
8 52 (4.08%) XenDesktop
9 44 (3.45%) VMware ESXi
10 42 (3.29%) BitLocker
11 38 (2.98%) Virtual Machines
12 23 (1.80%) Virtual Servers
13 12 (0.94%) Citrix Hypervisor
14 9 (0.71%) DFS Replication
15 6 (0.47%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 6 (0.47%) Terminal Services
15 6 (0.47%) VMware Workstation
16 4 (0.31%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
16 4 (0.31%) Firmware
16 4 (0.31%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 243 (19.06%) Microsoft Intune
2 92 (7.22%) SCOM
3 48 (3.76%) WSUS
4 38 (2.98%) Active Directory Federation Services
5 37 (2.90%) SCVMM
6 29 (2.27%) AirWatch
7 27 (2.12%) Terraform
8 26 (2.04%) NetBackup
9 20 (1.57%) SCOrch
10 19 (1.49%) Microsoft Clustering
11 18 (1.41%) Jamf Pro
12 17 (1.33%) Nessus
13 15 (1.18%) Single Sign-On
14 13 (1.02%) vCenter Server
15 12 (0.94%) Norton AntiVirus
15 12 (0.94%) vRealize
16 11 (0.86%) McAfee ePO
16 11 (0.86%) VxRail
17 9 (0.71%) Ansible
18 8 (0.63%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 705 (55.29%) Microsoft
2 374 (29.33%) VMware
3 245 (19.22%) Citrix
4 142 (11.14%) Cisco
5 99 (7.76%) HP
6 92 (7.22%) Dell
7 80 (6.27%) ServiceNow
8 60 (4.71%) Apple
8 60 (4.71%) Ivanti
9 50 (3.92%) EMC
10 49 (3.84%) SolarWinds
11 39 (3.06%) Symantec
12 32 (2.51%) Avaya
13 31 (2.43%) McAfee
14 27 (2.12%) Google
15 22 (1.73%) IBM
16 21 (1.65%) MobileIron
17 20 (1.57%) NetApp
17 20 (1.57%) Veeam
18 18 (1.41%) Qualys