Period
to 18 October 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 18 October 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
18 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 189 151 84
Rank change year-on-year -38 -67 +38
Contract jobs citing SCCM 1,234 557 2,379
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.47% 1.80% 2.80%
As % of the Systems Management category 9.19% 11.20% 18.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 837 350 1,586
10th Percentile £155 £135 £143
25th Percentile £200 £200 £210
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £330 £375 £363
Median % change year-on-year -12.00% +3.45% +8.21%
75th Percentile £450 £481 £450
90th Percentile £538 £521 £524
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £363 £350
% change year-on-year -17.24% +3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 79 40 169
10th Percentile £14.25 £12.35 £12.76
25th Percentile £15.00 £13.66 £14.94
Median hourly rate £17.00 £17.43 £17.50
Median % change year-on-year -2.47% -0.40% -
75th Percentile £20.00 £22.75 £23.75
90th Percentile £25.60 £48.05 £24.53
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £17.43 £17.50
% change year-on-year -8.20% -0.40% -

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 13,431 4,971 12,603
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.01% 16.11% 14.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,596 3,414 8,667
10th Percentile £356 £313 £275
25th Percentile £450 £403 £391
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £538 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +7.50% - +2.04%
75th Percentile £625 £588 £600
90th Percentile £700 £655 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +4.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 175 92 290
10th Percentile £14.25 £12.50 £12.73
25th Percentile £16.00 £14.44 £14.94
Median hourly rate £23.00 £19.75 £20.50
Median % change year-on-year +16.46% -3.66% +17.14%
75th Percentile £50.38 £40.19 £41.63
90th Percentile £64.80 £53.98 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £19.38 £20.00
% change year-on-year -1.94% -3.13% +14.29%

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 18 October 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 18 October 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 18 October 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 -22 1,058 £325 -10.34% 315
UK excluding London -19 719 £300 -17.24% 256
London -43 383 £375 -0.99% 74
South East -20 198 £313 -19.87% 60
North of England -8 170 £250 - 73
Work from Home -160 170 £413 +26.92% 36
Midlands +1 138 £220 -32.31% 55
West Midlands -1 100 £205 -47.10% 23
North West -34 91 £325 +52.94% 36
South West -22 76 £350 -25.21% 20
Yorkshire +4 69 £213 -22.73% 28
East of England -22 61 £295 -1.67% 34
Scotland -57 49 £310 -24.85% 12
East Midlands -14 37 £283 +66.18% 31
Wales -34 20 £325 -16.13% 2
North East -2 10 £210 -35.38% 9
Northern Ireland - 7 £175 -

For the 6 months to 18 October 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.

1 940 (76.18%) Windows
2 768 (62.24%) Active Directory
3 693 (56.16%) Microsoft
4 587 (47.57%) Microsoft 365
5 480 (38.90%) Windows 10
6 355 (28.77%) Azure
7 319 (25.85%) VMware
8 312 (25.28%) Windows Server
9 311 (25.20%) Social Skills
10 301 (24.39%) PowerShell
11 255 (20.66%) ITIL
12 220 (17.83%) Citrix
12 220 (17.83%) Microsoft Intune
13 207 (16.77%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 192 (15.56%) Microsoft Office
14 192 (15.56%) VMware Infrastructure
14 192 (15.56%) Windows 7
15 179 (14.51%) DNS
16 150 (12.16%) Problem-Solving
17 147 (11.91%) Security Cleared
18 141 (11.43%) Azure Active Directory
19 140 (11.35%) Migration
20 139 (11.26%) Windows Server 2012
21 134 (10.86%) DHCP
22 131 (10.62%) SharePoint
23 120 (9.72%) Finance
24 114 (9.24%) LAN
24 114 (9.24%) Windows Server 2016
25 113 (9.16%) Cisco
25 113 (9.16%) Firewall

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
1 131 (10.62%) SharePoint
2 86 (6.97%) MS Exchange
3 28 (2.27%) Skype for Business
4 20 (1.62%) IIS
5 18 (1.46%) Exchange Server 2013
6 17 (1.38%) Exchange Server 2010
7 12 (0.97%) Confluence
8 6 (0.49%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 4 (0.32%) CMS
10 3 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2007
10 3 (0.24%) Office Communications Server
11 1 (0.081%) Apache
11 1 (0.081%) IBM Notes
11 1 (0.081%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (0.081%) Tomcat
Applications
1 192 (15.56%) Microsoft Office
2 40 (3.24%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (0.65%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (0.49%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.24%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.16%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.081%) CINEMA 4D
Business Applications
1 17 (1.38%) Dynamics AX
1 17 (1.38%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (1.13%) Remedy ITSM
3 5 (0.41%) assyst
3 5 (0.41%) Tesseract
4 1 (0.081%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.081%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 587 (47.57%) Microsoft 365
2 355 (28.77%) Azure
3 141 (11.43%) Azure Active Directory
4 66 (5.35%) AWS
5 46 (3.73%) IaaS
6 39 (3.16%) OneDrive
7 38 (3.08%) Mimecast
8 35 (2.84%) SaaS
9 31 (2.51%) PaaS
10 30 (2.43%) Power Platform
11 25 (2.03%) PowerApps
12 22 (1.78%) Dynamics 365
13 12 (0.97%) GCP
14 11 (0.89%) Google Workspace
15 8 (0.65%) GitHub
16 7 (0.57%) Power Automate
16 7 (0.57%) Yammer
17 6 (0.49%) Amazon EKS
17 6 (0.49%) Azure Pipelines
17 6 (0.49%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 179 (14.51%) DNS
2 134 (10.86%) DHCP
3 114 (9.24%) LAN
4 113 (9.16%) Firewall
5 88 (7.13%) VPN
5 88 (7.13%) WAN
6 76 (6.16%) TCP/IP
7 68 (5.51%) SAN
8 54 (4.38%) Wireless
9 50 (4.05%) Wi-Fi
10 48 (3.89%) Skype
11 43 (3.48%) VoIP
12 29 (2.35%) NetScaler
13 24 (1.94%) VLAN
14 21 (1.70%) NAS
15 20 (1.62%) Remote Desktop
16 17 (1.38%) WebEx
17 16 (1.30%) Internet
18 15 (1.22%) Network Security
19 13 (1.05%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (5.27%) SQL Server
2 16 (1.30%) MySQL
3 12 (0.97%) SQL Server 2012
4 11 (0.89%) PostgreSQL
5 9 (0.73%) SQL Server 2008
6 8 (0.65%) SQL Server 2014
6 8 (0.65%) SQL Server 2016
7 7 (0.57%) Amazon RDS
7 7 (0.57%) Relational Database
8 6 (0.49%) MongoDB
8 6 (0.49%) NoSQL
8 6 (0.49%) Oracle Reports
9 5 (0.41%) Big Data
9 5 (0.41%) Power BI
10 4 (0.32%) FileMaker
11 3 (0.24%) SQL Server 2005
11 3 (0.24%) SQL Server 2017
11 3 (0.24%) SQL Server 2019
11 3 (0.24%) Tableau
12 2 (0.16%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 32 (2.59%) MSI
2 10 (0.81%) InstallShield
2 10 (0.81%) JIRA
3 8 (0.65%) AdminStudio
3 8 (0.65%) Android Studio
3 8 (0.65%) Xcode
4 7 (0.57%) Git (software)
4 7 (0.57%) GitLab
5 6 (0.49%) Jenkins
5 6 (0.49%) Vagrant
6 3 (0.24%) Fiddler
6 3 (0.24%) Visual Studio
7 2 (0.16%) Inno Setup
7 2 (0.16%) Ranorex
7 2 (0.16%) Subversion
7 2 (0.16%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.081%) Bitbucket
8 1 (0.081%) Octopus Deploy
8 1 (0.081%) ReSharper
8 1 (0.081%) TeamCity
General
1 311 (25.20%) Social Skills
2 120 (9.72%) Finance
3 112 (9.08%) Public Sector
4 59 (4.78%) Analytical Skills
5 38 (3.08%) Banking
6 28 (2.27%) Retail
7 27 (2.19%) Telecoms
8 21 (1.70%) Documentation Skills
9 20 (1.62%) Law
10 19 (1.54%) Manufacturing
11 18 (1.46%) Organisational Skills
12 13 (1.05%) Marketing
13 12 (0.97%) Back Office
14 10 (0.81%) Electronics
14 10 (0.81%) Legal
14 10 (0.81%) Local Government
14 10 (0.81%) Presentation Skills
15 9 (0.73%) Digital Economy
16 8 (0.65%) Financial Institution
17 6 (0.49%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 212 (17.18%) Support Engineer
2 167 (13.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 141 (11.43%) Analyst
4 107 (8.67%) Desktop Support
5 99 (8.02%) IT Support
6 95 (7.70%) IT Engineer
7 94 (7.62%) SCCM Engineer
8 87 (7.05%) Windows Engineer
9 84 (6.81%) 2nd Line Support
9 84 (6.81%) Desktop Engineer
10 64 (5.19%) Architect
11 63 (5.11%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 58 (4.70%) 2nd Line Engineer
13 57 (4.62%) IT Support Engineer
14 54 (4.38%) Consultant
15 53 (4.29%) Desktop Support Engineer
16 52 (4.21%) Service Analyst
17 50 (4.05%) Support Analyst
18 43 (3.48%) Service Desk Analyst
19 41 (3.32%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (2.76%) Software Packaging
2 32 (2.59%) .NET
3 18 (1.46%) J2EE
3 18 (1.46%) SAML
4 10 (0.81%) OAuth
5 8 (0.65%) Web Services
5 8 (0.65%) XMPP
6 7 (0.57%) REST
7 6 (0.49%) AngularJS
7 6 (0.49%) ASP.NET
7 6 (0.49%) Node.js
7 6 (0.49%) SailPoint
8 5 (0.41%) .NET Core
8 5 (0.41%) Django
8 5 (0.41%) Express
8 5 (0.41%) MEAN Stack
8 5 (0.41%) Microsoft Graph
8 5 (0.41%) Ruby on Rails
9 4 (0.32%) Elastic Stack
9 4 (0.32%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 91 (7.37%) Data Centre
2 44 (3.57%) Video Conferencing
3 36 (2.92%) CMDB
4 31 (2.51%) Self-Motivation
5 28 (2.27%) Management Information System
5 28 (2.27%) PKI
6 25 (2.03%) Clustering
7 24 (1.94%) User Experience
8 20 (1.62%) Smartphone
9 19 (1.54%) NHS
10 18 (1.46%) Data Protection Act
11 16 (1.30%) Public Cloud
12 15 (1.22%) Mobile App
13 14 (1.13%) BYOD
14 11 (0.89%) Blackberry
14 11 (0.89%) Enterprise Software
14 11 (0.89%) EPoS
14 11 (0.89%) iPad
14 11 (0.89%) Virtual Team
15 8 (0.65%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 940 (76.18%) Windows
2 480 (38.90%) Windows 10
3 312 (25.28%) Windows Server
4 192 (15.56%) Windows 7
5 139 (11.26%) Windows Server 2012
6 114 (9.24%) Windows Server 2016
7 82 (6.65%) Windows Server 2019
8 74 (6.00%) Android
9 71 (5.75%) Apple iOS
10 65 (5.27%) Linux
11 53 (4.29%) Windows Server 2008
12 46 (3.73%) Mac OS
13 39 (3.16%) Windows 8
14 26 (2.11%) Unix
15 20 (1.62%) Mac OS X
16 14 (1.13%) Windows Server 2003
17 11 (0.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 6 (0.49%) Ubuntu
19 5 (0.41%) Windows XP
20 4 (0.32%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 255 (20.66%) ITIL
2 207 (16.77%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 150 (12.16%) Problem-Solving
4 140 (11.35%) Migration
5 78 (6.32%) ITSM
6 76 (6.16%) Mobile Device Management
7 71 (5.75%) Application Packaging
7 71 (5.75%) Service Delivery
8 63 (5.11%) Agile Software Development
9 56 (4.54%) Service Management
10 53 (4.29%) Change Management
11 51 (4.13%) Configuration Management
12 50 (4.05%) Data Protection
13 49 (3.97%) Asset Management
13 49 (3.97%) Incident Management
14 46 (3.73%) Project Delivery
15 44 (3.57%) Project Management
16 43 (3.48%) Patch Management
16 43 (3.48%) Server Management
17 41 (3.32%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 301 (24.39%) PowerShell
2 94 (7.62%) SQL
3 34 (2.76%) VBScript
4 31 (2.51%) Java
5 28 (2.27%) C
6 27 (2.19%) Python
6 27 (2.19%) VB
7 19 (1.54%) Bash Shell
8 11 (0.89%) C#
9 9 (0.73%) JavaScript
10 8 (0.65%) Perl
11 7 (0.57%) C++
11 7 (0.57%) PHP
11 7 (0.57%) VB.NET
12 6 (0.49%) Ruby
13 4 (0.32%) VBA
14 2 (0.16%) T-SQL
15 1 (0.081%) Shell Script
15 1 (0.081%) VC++
Qualifications
1 147 (11.91%) Security Cleared
2 108 (8.75%) SC Cleared
3 85 (6.89%) Microsoft Certification
4 62 (5.02%) Degree
4 62 (5.02%) MCSE
5 37 (3.00%) DV Cleared
6 29 (2.35%) MCSA
7 19 (1.54%) DBS Check
7 19 (1.54%) ITIL Certification
8 17 (1.38%) MCITP
9 16 (1.30%) MCP
10 13 (1.05%) Cisco Certification
11 12 (0.97%) CCNA
11 12 (0.97%) MCTS
12 11 (0.89%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 11 (0.89%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 9 (0.73%) Computer Science Degree
14 8 (0.65%) Citrix Certification
14 8 (0.65%) MOS
15 7 (0.57%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (4.54%) SLA
2 18 (1.46%) GDPR
3 14 (1.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 10 (0.81%) NIST
5 8 (0.65%) QA
6 5 (0.41%) Cyber Essentials
6 5 (0.41%) PCI DSS
7 4 (0.32%) COBIT
8 2 (0.16%) NIST 800
9 1 (0.081%) Accessibility
9 1 (0.081%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 1 (0.081%) DICOM
9 1 (0.081%) GAMP
9 1 (0.081%) GLP
9 1 (0.081%) GMP
9 1 (0.081%) GPG13
9 1 (0.081%) HL7
9 1 (0.081%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.081%) NCSC
9 1 (0.081%) PMO
System Software
1 768 (62.24%) Active Directory
2 192 (15.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 77 (6.24%) Hyper-V
4 61 (4.94%) vSphere
5 60 (4.86%) Microsoft App-V
5 60 (4.86%) VMware ESXi
6 46 (3.73%) Virtual Desktop
7 43 (3.48%) XenApp
8 38 (3.08%) XenDesktop
9 35 (2.84%) BitLocker
10 33 (2.67%) Virtual Machines
11 23 (1.86%) Virtual Servers
12 16 (1.30%) Firmware
13 10 (0.81%) DFS Replication
14 9 (0.73%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 7 (0.57%) Citrix Hypervisor
15 7 (0.57%) NFS
16 6 (0.49%) Docker
17 5 (0.41%) VMware Workstation
18 4 (0.32%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 220 (17.83%) Microsoft Intune
2 83 (6.73%) SCOM
3 51 (4.13%) Active Directory Federation Services
4 45 (3.65%) WSUS
5 40 (3.24%) AirWatch
6 24 (1.94%) vCenter Server
7 22 (1.78%) Single Sign-On
8 17 (1.38%) Ansible
8 17 (1.38%) Puppet
9 16 (1.30%) Microsoft Clustering
10 15 (1.22%) Jamf Pro
10 15 (1.22%) Nessus
11 13 (1.05%) SCOrch
11 13 (1.05%) Terraform
12 12 (0.97%) NetBackup
12 12 (0.97%) Norton AntiVirus
12 12 (0.97%) Opscode Chef
12 12 (0.97%) SCVMM
13 9 (0.73%) McAfee ePO
13 9 (0.73%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
Vendors
1 693 (56.16%) Microsoft
2 319 (25.85%) VMware
3 220 (17.83%) Citrix
4 113 (9.16%) Cisco
5 98 (7.94%) Apple
6 95 (7.70%) ServiceNow
7 66 (5.35%) HP
8 65 (5.27%) Dell
9 53 (4.29%) Ivanti
10 40 (3.24%) SAP
11 38 (3.08%) Oracle
11 38 (3.08%) SolarWinds
11 38 (3.08%) Symantec
12 36 (2.92%) McAfee
13 35 (2.84%) EMC
14 30 (2.43%) NetApp
15 26 (2.11%) Veeam
16 25 (2.03%) Google
17 20 (1.62%) Remedy
18 19 (1.54%) Adobe