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 3 months to 23 March 2017 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM)
UK
Rank 177 170 155
Rank change year-on-year -7 -15  
Contract jobs citing SCCM 642 765 788
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.44% 1.45% 1.50%
As % of the Systems Management category 14.33% 15.58% 17.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 406 440 441
Median daily rate £325 £325 £325
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £150 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £313 £320
% change year-on-year -4.00% -2.34%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 70 75
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.50 £55.55 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -5.71% +12.90%  

SCCM is in the systems management skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills.

Systems Management Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 4480 4910 4385
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 10.02% 9.30% 8.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 2995 3108 2588
Median daily rate £465 £450 £417
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +7.91%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 94 131 166
Median hourly rate £23.00 £22.50 £20.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.22% +11.46%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £55.00 £37.85
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year -15.55% +4.65%  

SCCM
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing SCCM as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Systems Management category.

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 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SCCM in the UK

SCCM
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for SCCM in the UK

SCCM
Top 30 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 3 months to 23 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -8 588 £325 - 125
London +30 261 £400 +14.28% 43
South East -28 103 £338 +3.84% 18
East of England +2 57 £288 -4.16% 17
City of London +8 49 £365 -8.75% 10
South West -22 38 £313 - 7
Scotland +22 36 £300 -8.39% 9
Yorkshire +9 34 £303 +101.66% 6
East Midlands +20 32 £250 -13.04% 12
North West -29 31 £300 -20.00% 9
Buckinghamshire +9 28 £350 +35.92% 3
Hampshire -21 26 £344 -7.09% 1
Milton Keynes +11 25 £338 +31.06% 1
Hertfordshire -4 22 £313 -10.71% 11
West Midlands -2 20 £356 +14.00% 12
Bristol -2 20 £300 -4.00% 3
Edinburgh +16 18 £250 -28.57% 2
Essex -3 17 £300 +73.91%
West Yorkshire +6 16 £305 -11.59% 5
Cheshire 0 14 £355 -15.87% 1
Oxfordshire -7 14 £488 +248.21% 6
Glasgow +9 12 £300 +144.89% 2
Cambridgeshire +8 12 £145 -53.60% 2
Berkshire +7 12 £305 -19.73% 4
Surrey 0 12 £210 -22.22% 3
Cambridge +14 11 £143 -52.50% 1
North Yorkshire +10 11 £238 +58.33%
North East -11 11 £290 +48.71% 1
Leicestershire - 11 £253 - 2
Leeds +5 10 £315 -8.69% 3

SCCM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SCCM also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for SCCM.

1 1115 (80.68%) Windows
2 842 (60.93%) Active Directory
3 709 (51.30%) Microsoft
4 421 (30.46%) Windows Server
5 404 (29.23%) Windows 7
6 383 (27.71%) VMware
7 343 (24.82%) Windows 10
8 331 (23.95%) Citrix
9 322 (23.30%) ITIL
10 309 (22.36%) PowerShell
11 289 (20.91%) Windows Server 2008
12 267 (19.32%) Office 365
12 267 (19.32%) Windows Server 2012
13 243 (17.58%) Security Cleared
14 240 (17.37%) DNS
15 208 (15.05%) MS Office
16 206 (14.91%) VMware Infrastructure
17 205 (14.83%) DHCP
18 198 (14.33%) SCOM
19 195 (14.11%) Migration
20 194 (14.04%) Microsoft App-V
21 184 (13.31%) MS Exchange
22 181 (13.10%) SC Cleared
23 179 (12.95%) MS Excel
23 179 (12.95%) SQL
24 173 (12.52%) XenApp
25 166 (12.01%) Finance
26 163 (11.79%) SQL Server
27 154 (11.14%) Hyper-V
28 131 (9.48%) Microsoft Azure

SCCM
Top Related 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
1 184 (13.31%) MS Exchange
2 120 (8.68%) Skype for Business
3 91 (6.58%) SharePoint
4 89 (6.44%) Exchange Server 2010
5 60 (4.34%) Exchange Server 2013
6 45 (3.26%) IIS
7 20 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2007
8 16 (1.16%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 11 (0.80%) SharePoint 2013
10 9 (0.65%) IBM Notes
10 9 (0.65%) WebLogic
11 7 (0.51%) Apache
11 7 (0.51%) Confluence
12 5 (0.36%) WebSphere
13 4 (0.29%) BizTalk Server
13 4 (0.29%) CMS
13 4 (0.29%) OpenStack
14 3 (0.22%) SharePoint 2010
14 3 (0.22%) Site Server
15 2 (0.14%) Exchange Server 5.5
Applications
1 208 (15.05%) MS Office
2 179 (12.95%) MS Excel
3 15 (1.09%) MS Visio
4 13 (0.94%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.22%) InfoPath
5 3 (0.22%) MS Project
6 2 (0.14%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.072%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.072%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (0.43%) Oracle EBS
1 6 (0.43%) Oracle EBS R12
1 6 (0.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 5 (0.36%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (0.22%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.14%) assyst
4 2 (0.14%) Teamcenter
5 1 (0.072%) Remedy AR System
Cloud Services
1 267 (19.32%) Office 365
2 131 (9.48%) Microsoft Azure
3 61 (4.41%) Amazon AWS
4 39 (2.82%) IaaS
5 33 (2.39%) OneDrive
6 24 (1.74%) Azure Active Directory
7 14 (1.01%) G Suite
8 10 (0.72%) PaaS
8 10 (0.72%) SaaS
9 7 (0.51%) Cloud Computing
9 7 (0.51%) Mimecast
10 5 (0.36%) AWS CloudFormation
10 5 (0.36%) Google Cloud Platform
11 4 (0.29%) GitHub
11 4 (0.29%) Google Compute Engine
12 2 (0.14%) AWS OpsWorks
12 2 (0.14%) IBM PureFlex
13 1 (0.072%) Amazon EC2
13 1 (0.072%) Amazon S3
13 1 (0.072%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 240 (17.37%) DNS
2 205 (14.83%) DHCP
3 104 (7.53%) TCP/IP
4 89 (6.44%) LAN
5 88 (6.37%) VPN
6 84 (6.08%) Firewall
7 79 (5.72%) SAN
8 67 (4.85%) WAN
9 62 (4.49%) Skype
10 39 (2.82%) Internet
10 39 (2.82%) Remote Desktop
11 34 (2.46%) VoIP
12 33 (2.39%) Wireless
13 24 (1.74%) Network Security
14 21 (1.52%) SSL
15 20 (1.45%) NetScaler
15 20 (1.45%) Wi-Fi
16 18 (1.30%) SNMP
17 17 (1.23%) IP Telephony
17 17 (1.23%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 163 (11.79%) SQL Server
2 44 (3.18%) SQL Server 2012
3 25 (1.81%) SQL Server 2008
4 13 (0.94%) SQL Server 2005
5 9 (0.65%) MySQL
6 8 (0.58%) PostgreSQL
7 7 (0.51%) BusinessObjects
7 7 (0.51%) MongoDB
7 7 (0.51%) SQL Server 2014
8 6 (0.43%) Oracle Reports
9 5 (0.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 4 (0.29%) Amazon RDS
10 4 (0.29%) Oracle Database
10 4 (0.29%) SQL Server 2000
10 4 (0.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 3 (0.22%) Data Warehouse
11 3 (0.22%) DB2
11 3 (0.22%) Ingres
12 2 (0.14%) Big Data
12 2 (0.14%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 76 (5.50%) MSI
2 21 (1.52%) Jenkins
3 15 (1.09%) Git (software)
4 14 (1.01%) InstallShield
4 14 (1.01%) JIRA
5 9 (0.65%) Octopus Deploy
6 7 (0.51%) AdminStudio
6 7 (0.51%) Sonatype Nexus
7 5 (0.36%) Hudson
8 4 (0.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 4 (0.29%) ClearCase
8 4 (0.29%) ClearQuest
8 4 (0.29%) Visual Studio
9 2 (0.14%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (0.14%) TeamCity
9 2 (0.14%) WinDbg
10 1 (0.072%) Ant
10 1 (0.072%) HP UFT
10 1 (0.072%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 1 (0.072%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 166 (12.01%) Finance
2 45 (3.26%) Banking
3 31 (2.24%) Retail
4 25 (1.81%) Advertising
5 24 (1.74%) Law
6 18 (1.30%) Telecoms
7 17 (1.23%) Publishing
8 16 (1.16%) Local Government
9 14 (1.01%) Back Office
10 12 (0.87%) Legal
11 11 (0.80%) Manufacturing
12 10 (0.72%) Games
13 9 (0.65%) Investment Banking
13 9 (0.65%) Marketing
14 8 (0.58%) Financial Institution
15 6 (0.43%) Electronics
16 4 (0.29%) Aerospace
16 4 (0.29%) Military
16 4 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
17 2 (0.14%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 184 (13.31%) Analyst
2 178 (12.88%) Support Engineer
3 132 (9.55%) Architect
4 111 (8.03%) Consultant
5 107 (7.74%) Desktop Support
5 107 (7.74%) Windows Engineer
6 105 (7.60%) 2nd Line Support
7 100 (7.24%) SCCM Engineer
8 99 (7.16%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 87 (6.30%) Support Analyst
10 84 (6.08%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 82 (5.93%) Desktop Engineer
12 81 (5.86%) 3rd Line Support
13 51 (3.69%) Administrator
13 51 (3.69%) IT Support
14 50 (3.62%) SCCM Consultant
15 48 (3.47%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
16 47 (3.40%) Desktop Support Engineer
17 46 (3.33%) Technical Architect
18 45 (3.26%) 2nd Line Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (2.60%) Software Packaging
2 26 (1.88%) Web Services
3 13 (0.94%) .NET
4 12 (0.87%) XML
5 9 (0.65%) Elastic Stack
6 8 (0.58%) REST
7 7 (0.51%) MCollective
7 7 (0.51%) Middleware
8 6 (0.43%) HTML
8 6 (0.43%) SAML
9 5 (0.36%) 802.1X
9 5 (0.36%) JSON
9 5 (0.36%) XMPP
10 4 (0.29%) Regular Expression
10 4 (0.29%) WAP
11 3 (0.22%) .NET Framework
12 2 (0.14%) Oracle Fusion
13 1 (0.072%) ASP.NET Web Forms
13 1 (0.072%) WSDL
13 1 (0.072%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 89 (6.44%) Data Centre
2 69 (4.99%) Analytical Skills
3 59 (4.27%) PKI
4 57 (4.12%) Clustering
5 54 (3.91%) Fat Client
5 54 (3.91%) Thin Client
6 35 (2.53%) Blackberry
7 30 (2.17%) Management Information System
8 28 (2.03%) Smartphone
8 28 (2.03%) Video Conferencing
9 26 (1.88%) Replication
10 20 (1.45%) Enterprise Software
11 17 (1.23%) Computer Science
12 16 (1.16%) iPad
12 16 (1.16%) iPhone
13 15 (1.09%) User Experience
14 13 (0.94%) EPoS
15 12 (0.87%) Device Driver
15 12 (0.87%) Mobile App
15 12 (0.87%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1115 (80.68%) Windows
2 421 (30.46%) Windows Server
3 404 (29.23%) Windows 7
4 343 (24.82%) Windows 10
5 289 (20.91%) Windows Server 2008
6 267 (19.32%) Windows Server 2012
7 116 (8.39%) Windows Server 2003
8 95 (6.87%) Linux
9 72 (5.21%) Windows 8
10 48 (3.47%) Apple iOS
11 47 (3.40%) Android
12 37 (2.68%) Windows XP
13 34 (2.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 25 (1.81%) Unix
15 23 (1.66%) Windows Vista
16 22 (1.59%) Mac OS X
17 15 (1.09%) Solaris
18 14 (1.01%) CentOS
19 10 (0.72%) Ubuntu
20 8 (0.58%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 322 (23.30%) ITIL
2 195 (14.11%) Migration
3 100 (7.24%) Application Packaging
4 60 (4.34%) Service Management
5 52 (3.76%) Software Deployment
6 50 (3.62%) Agile Software Development
7 49 (3.55%) Incident Management
8 46 (3.33%) Project Management
9 45 (3.26%) Configuration Management
10 44 (3.18%) Problem Management
11 43 (3.11%) Patch Management
12 41 (2.97%) Change Management
12 41 (2.97%) Mobile Device Management
13 40 (2.89%) Disaster Recovery
13 40 (2.89%) Software Distribution
14 39 (2.82%) PRINCE2
15 38 (2.75%) Service Delivery
15 38 (2.75%) Software Delivery
16 37 (2.68%) ITIL V3
16 37 (2.68%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 309 (22.36%) PowerShell
2 179 (12.95%) SQL
3 81 (5.86%) VBScript
4 33 (2.39%) VB
5 28 (2.03%) C
6 26 (1.88%) Python
7 21 (1.52%) C#
8 17 (1.23%) Bash Shell
9 14 (1.01%) Java
10 13 (0.94%) Ruby
11 10 (0.72%) JavaScript
11 10 (0.72%) Shell Script
12 6 (0.43%) Perl
13 4 (0.29%) PHP
14 3 (0.22%) T-SQL
15 2 (0.14%) VB6
16 1 (0.072%) C++
16 1 (0.072%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 243 (17.58%) Security Cleared
2 181 (13.10%) SC Cleared
3 108 (7.81%) Microsoft Certification
4 69 (4.99%) MCSE
5 52 (3.76%) Degree
6 46 (3.33%) DV Cleared
7 38 (2.75%) MCP
8 30 (2.17%) ITIL Certification
9 27 (1.95%) MCSA
10 26 (1.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 23 (1.66%) DBS Check
12 18 (1.30%) MCITP
13 15 (1.09%) Cisco Certification
14 12 (0.87%) CCNA
15 11 (0.80%) MCDST
16 9 (0.65%) BPSS Clearance
16 9 (0.65%) HNC
16 9 (0.65%) MCTS
17 8 (0.58%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
18 7 (0.51%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 62 (4.49%) SLA
2 29 (2.10%) Disclosure Scotland
3 15 (1.09%) QA
4 8 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (0.36%) PCI DSS
5 5 (0.36%) PMO
6 2 (0.14%) Cyber Essentials
6 2 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.072%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.072%) GCP
7 1 (0.072%) GDPR
7 1 (0.072%) ISAE 3402
7 1 (0.072%) JSP 440
7 1 (0.072%) PMBOK
System Software
1 842 (60.93%) Active Directory
2 206 (14.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 194 (14.04%) Microsoft App-V
4 173 (12.52%) XenApp
5 154 (11.14%) Hyper-V
6 111 (8.03%) XenDesktop
7 75 (5.43%) VMware ESX
8 71 (5.14%) vSphere
9 65 (4.70%) BitLocker
10 42 (3.04%) Virtual Desktop
10 42 (3.04%) Virtual Machines
11 29 (2.10%) VMware ESXi
12 24 (1.74%) XenServer
13 19 (1.37%) Firmware
14 15 (1.09%) Docker
15 13 (0.94%) vCloud
16 9 (0.65%) Xen
17 8 (0.58%) Citrix Presentation Server
17 8 (0.58%) Terminal Services
18 7 (0.51%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 198 (14.33%) SCOM
2 86 (6.22%) WSUS
3 65 (4.70%) Microsoft Intune
4 35 (2.53%) Norton AntiVirus
4 35 (2.53%) Puppet
5 32 (2.32%) SCOrch
6 31 (2.24%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 30 (2.17%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 29 (2.10%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 28 (2.03%) McAfee ePO
10 27 (1.95%) SCVMM
11 24 (1.74%) NetBackup
12 22 (1.59%) HP SiteScope
13 19 (1.37%) Opscode Chef
14 18 (1.30%) AirWatch
14 18 (1.30%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
15 16 (1.16%) Microsoft Clustering
15 16 (1.16%) vRealize
16 15 (1.09%) Backup Exec
16 15 (1.09%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
Vendors
1 709 (51.30%) Microsoft
2 383 (27.71%) VMware
3 331 (23.95%) Citrix
4 122 (8.83%) HP
5 104 (7.53%) Symantec
6 103 (7.45%) Cisco
7 87 (6.30%) Dell
8 76 (5.50%) AppSense
9 48 (3.47%) Apple
10 47 (3.40%) Intel Security
11 39 (2.82%) NetApp
12 35 (2.53%) Red Hat
12 35 (2.53%) ServiceNow
13 33 (2.39%) Oracle
14 31 (2.24%) Wyse
15 25 (1.81%) Google
15 25 (1.81%) Remedy
16 24 (1.74%) IBM
17 23 (1.66%) EMC
18 19 (1.37%) Altiris
Cannock, Staffordshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £285 - £315 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £120 - £150 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
Staffordshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £180 - £260 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
Staines, Middlesex
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 16 hours ago
City of London
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Red10
Rate: £375 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
onezeero.
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
Stevenage, Hertfordshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £17.77 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwickshire
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £475.00 - £525.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Plan-net
Rate: Unspecified Competitive rate
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
H&R Talent
Rate: From £15 to £17 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300.00 - £340.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
Involved Solutions Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £240.00 - £265.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Winsford, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £10 - £15 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Spring Technology
Rate: £170.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £225 - £250 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Edward Carter Solutions
Rate: £500 - £525 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Central London / West End
Involved Solutions Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
West Sussex
Comtecs
Rate: £400 - £425 Per Day
Posted: Yesterday
London
PS Computer Services
Rate: Up to £560pd
Posted: 17 days ago
Bristol
Bluetown Online LTD
Posted: 22 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £300.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: negotiable
Posted: 21 hours ago