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 26 April 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.

Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM)
UK
3 months to
26 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 183 161 151
Rank change year-on-year -22 -10  
Contract jobs citing SCCM 646 888 881
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.39% 1.59% 1.58%
As % of the Systems Management category 13.82% 15.76% 18.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 423 487 484
Median daily rate £325 £350 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.14% +12.90%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £160 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £290 £325 £310
% change year-on-year -10.76% +4.83%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 72 99
Median hourly rate £16.50 £18.25 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.58% +7.35%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.75 £13.00 £12.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £28.00 £31.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.68 £17.50 £16.06
% change year-on-year -16.14% +9.00%  

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 4675 5633 4705
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 10.06% 10.08% 8.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 3104 3561 2855
Median daily rate £475 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% +12.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 102 135 198
Median hourly rate £23.50 £21.42 £20.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.73% +6.09%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £48.00 £36.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £20.19
% change year-on-year -15.55% +11.46%  

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 26 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SCCM in the UK

SCCM
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 26 April 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 26 April 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 -21 597 £325 -7.14% 126
London +15 279 £389 +5.06% 35
South East -55 84 £331 -11.66% 30
East of England 0 52 £275 -8.33% 13
City of London +11 51 £395 -3.65% 7
East Midlands +21 38 £250 -9.09% 9
Scotland +15 38 £300 -9.77% 4
South West -30 36 £301 -7.53% 10
Yorkshire +23 34 £150 -53.84% 5
West Midlands +22 29 £375 +20.00% 17
North West -45 28 £263 -34.37% 6
Buckinghamshire +11 25 £400 - 4
Milton Keynes +14 21 £475 - 3
Bristol -7 20 £275 -15.38% 4
Hertfordshire +10 19 £135 -65.16% 10
Essex -1 17 £300 +50.00% 2
Hampshire -37 17 £363 -13.17% 6
Glasgow +12 16 £275 -8.33% 1
Edinburgh +8 15 £344 -0.72% 1
North East -8 14 £290 +9.43% 1
West Yorkshire +18 13 £125 -67.74% 5
North Yorkshire +14 13 £125 -16.66%
Leicestershire - 13 £255 - 3
Berkshire +12 12 £300 -29.41% 5
Birmingham +5 12 £400 +28.00% 4
Tyne and Wear -13 11 £290 +9.43% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne -15 11 £290 +9.43% 1
Leeds +23 10 £125 -67.84% 1
Nottinghamshire +14 10 £251 -8.90% 6
Nottingham +11 10 £251 -8.90% 6

For the 6 months to 26 April 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 1051 (82.05%) Windows
2 773 (60.34%) Active Directory
3 645 (50.35%) Microsoft
4 390 (30.44%) Windows Server
5 383 (29.90%) Windows 7
6 354 (27.63%) VMware
7 348 (27.17%) Windows 10
8 319 (24.90%) PowerShell
9 312 (24.36%) Citrix
10 301 (23.50%) ITIL
11 262 (20.45%) Office 365
12 254 (19.83%) Windows Server 2008
13 247 (19.28%) Windows Server 2012
14 222 (17.33%) Security Cleared
15 209 (16.32%) DNS
16 200 (15.61%) VMware Infrastructure
17 196 (15.30%) SCOM
18 195 (15.22%) Migration
19 184 (14.36%) DHCP
20 176 (13.74%) Microsoft Office
20 176 (13.74%) SC Cleared
21 159 (12.41%) MS Exchange
21 159 (12.41%) Finance
21 159 (12.41%) Microsoft App-V
21 159 (12.41%) XenApp
21 159 (12.41%) Hyper-V
22 155 (12.10%) SQL
23 147 (11.48%) SQL Server
24 129 (10.07%) HP
25 124 (9.68%) Microsoft Azure

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
1 159 (12.41%) MS Exchange
2 107 (8.35%) Skype for Business
3 83 (6.48%) SharePoint
4 80 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2010
5 71 (5.54%) Exchange Server 2013
6 42 (3.28%) IIS
7 22 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2007
8 15 (1.17%) SharePoint 2013
9 14 (1.09%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 5 (0.39%) CMS
11 4 (0.31%) OpenStack
11 4 (0.31%) Tomcat
12 3 (0.23%) IBM Notes
12 3 (0.23%) SharePoint 2010
12 3 (0.23%) Site Server
13 2 (0.16%) Apache
13 2 (0.16%) BizTalk Server
13 2 (0.16%) Exchange Server 5.5
13 2 (0.16%) JBoss
13 2 (0.16%) WebLogic
Applications
1 176 (13.74%) Microsoft Office
2 27 (2.11%) Microsoft Excel
3 12 (0.94%) MS Visio
4 10 (0.78%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.23%) InfoPath
6 2 (0.16%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.16%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.078%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.078%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 10 (0.78%) Oracle EBS
1 10 (0.78%) Oracle EBS R12
2 6 (0.47%) Dynamics AX
2 6 (0.47%) Remedy ITSM
3 4 (0.31%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.16%) Teamcenter
5 1 (0.078%) assyst
5 1 (0.078%) Remedy AR System
5 1 (0.078%) SAP CAR
5 1 (0.078%) SAP POS DM
5 1 (0.078%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 262 (20.45%) Office 365
2 124 (9.68%) Microsoft Azure
3 54 (4.22%) Amazon AWS
4 37 (2.89%) IaaS
5 22 (1.72%) Azure Active Directory
6 16 (1.25%) G Suite
6 16 (1.25%) OneDrive
7 10 (0.78%) SaaS
8 9 (0.70%) Mimecast
8 9 (0.70%) PaaS
9 6 (0.47%) Google Cloud Platform
10 5 (0.39%) AWS CloudFormation
11 4 (0.31%) GitHub
11 4 (0.31%) Google Compute Engine
12 2 (0.16%) AWS OpsWorks
12 2 (0.16%) IBM PureFlex
13 1 (0.078%) Amazon EC2
13 1 (0.078%) Amazon S3
13 1 (0.078%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 209 (16.32%) DNS
2 184 (14.36%) DHCP
3 90 (7.03%) VPN
4 89 (6.95%) LAN
4 89 (6.95%) SAN
4 89 (6.95%) TCP/IP
5 73 (5.70%) Firewall
6 63 (4.92%) WAN
7 58 (4.53%) Skype
8 42 (3.28%) Internet
9 39 (3.04%) Remote Desktop
10 33 (2.58%) VoIP
11 32 (2.50%) Wireless
12 23 (1.80%) NetScaler
13 19 (1.48%) NAS
13 19 (1.48%) Unified Communications
14 17 (1.33%) Wi-Fi
15 16 (1.25%) SSL
16 15 (1.17%) Network Security
17 14 (1.09%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 147 (11.48%) SQL Server
2 46 (3.59%) SQL Server 2012
3 22 (1.72%) SQL Server 2008
4 14 (1.09%) SQL Server 2005
5 10 (0.78%) SQL Server 2014
6 9 (0.70%) Oracle Reports
7 7 (0.55%) MySQL
8 6 (0.47%) BusinessObjects
9 5 (0.39%) Amazon RDS
10 4 (0.31%) SQL Server 2000
11 3 (0.23%) Big Data
11 3 (0.23%) Oracle Database
11 3 (0.23%) PostgreSQL
11 3 (0.23%) SQL Server 2016
12 2 (0.16%) Oracle Exadata
12 2 (0.16%) Relational Database
12 2 (0.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 2 (0.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 1 (0.078%) Data Mining
13 1 (0.078%) NonStop SQL
Development Applications
1 81 (6.32%) MSI
2 16 (1.25%) InstallShield
3 15 (1.17%) Git (software)
4 14 (1.09%) Jenkins
5 9 (0.70%) AdminStudio
5 9 (0.70%) Octopus Deploy
6 5 (0.39%) Hudson
6 5 (0.39%) JIRA
6 5 (0.39%) Visual Studio
7 4 (0.31%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 4 (0.31%) ClearCase
7 4 (0.31%) ClearQuest
8 3 (0.23%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (0.16%) Vagrant
9 2 (0.16%) WinDbg
10 1 (0.078%) Ant
10 1 (0.078%) HP UFT
10 1 (0.078%) LoadRunner
10 1 (0.078%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 1 (0.078%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 159 (12.41%) Finance
2 41 (3.20%) Banking
3 32 (2.50%) Retail
4 23 (1.80%) Advertising
5 19 (1.48%) Publishing
6 15 (1.17%) Law
7 12 (0.94%) Back Office
7 12 (0.94%) Legal
8 11 (0.86%) Local Government
9 9 (0.70%) Games
9 9 (0.70%) Telecoms
10 8 (0.62%) Financial Institution
10 8 (0.62%) Manufacturing
11 7 (0.55%) Investment Banking
11 7 (0.55%) Marketing
12 4 (0.31%) Billing
12 4 (0.31%) Electronics
12 4 (0.31%) Front Office
12 4 (0.31%) Military
13 3 (0.23%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 175 (13.66%) Analyst
2 152 (11.87%) Support Engineer
3 136 (10.62%) Architect
4 111 (8.67%) Windows Engineer
5 100 (7.81%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 95 (7.42%) SCCM Engineer
7 90 (7.03%) Consultant
8 89 (6.95%) 2nd Line Support
8 89 (6.95%) Desktop Support
9 78 (6.09%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 75 (5.85%) Support Analyst
11 70 (5.46%) Desktop Engineer
12 65 (5.07%) 3rd Line Support
13 49 (3.83%) Administrator
14 48 (3.75%) Applications Packager
15 47 (3.67%) Technical Architect
16 45 (3.51%) Service Analyst
17 43 (3.36%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
17 43 (3.36%) IT Support
18 42 (3.28%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (1.95%) Software Packaging
2 19 (1.48%) Web Services
3 9 (0.70%) .NET
3 9 (0.70%) XML
4 7 (0.55%) WAP
5 6 (0.47%) Middleware
5 6 (0.47%) SAML
6 5 (0.39%) JSON
6 5 (0.39%) REST
6 5 (0.39%) XMPP
7 4 (0.31%) 802.1X
7 4 (0.31%) HTML
8 3 (0.23%) Elastic Stack
9 2 (0.16%) LAPP Stack
9 2 (0.16%) Oracle Fusion
9 2 (0.16%) Regular Expression
10 1 (0.078%) .NET Framework
10 1 (0.078%) ASP.NET
10 1 (0.078%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 1 (0.078%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 91 (7.10%) Data Centre
2 61 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
3 56 (4.37%) PKI
4 52 (4.06%) Clustering
5 39 (3.04%) Fat Client
5 39 (3.04%) Thin Client
6 30 (2.34%) Management Information System
7 28 (2.19%) Replication
8 25 (1.95%) Blackberry
9 24 (1.87%) Smartphone
10 22 (1.72%) Video Conferencing
11 17 (1.33%) Computer Science
12 15 (1.17%) EPoS
13 14 (1.09%) Private Cloud
14 13 (1.01%) Enterprise Software
14 13 (1.01%) iPad
14 13 (1.01%) iPhone
15 12 (0.94%) User Experience
16 11 (0.86%) BYOD
17 10 (0.78%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 1051 (82.05%) Windows
2 390 (30.44%) Windows Server
3 383 (29.90%) Windows 7
4 348 (27.17%) Windows 10
5 254 (19.83%) Windows Server 2008
6 247 (19.28%) Windows Server 2012
7 92 (7.18%) Windows Server 2003
8 70 (5.46%) Linux
8 70 (5.46%) Windows 8
9 39 (3.04%) Android
9 39 (3.04%) Apple iOS
10 38 (2.97%) Windows XP
11 27 (2.11%) Windows Vista
12 23 (1.80%) Mac OS X
13 20 (1.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 12 (0.94%) Solaris
15 11 (0.86%) Mac OS
15 11 (0.86%) Unix
16 10 (0.78%) Ubuntu
17 9 (0.70%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 301 (23.50%) ITIL
2 195 (15.22%) Migration
3 94 (7.34%) Application Packaging
4 52 (4.06%) Service Management
5 47 (3.67%) Project Management
6 45 (3.51%) Configuration Management
6 45 (3.51%) Disaster Recovery
7 44 (3.43%) Patch Management
8 43 (3.36%) Agile Software Development
8 43 (3.36%) Change Management
8 43 (3.36%) PRINCE2
9 42 (3.28%) ITIL V3
10 37 (2.89%) Asset Management
10 37 (2.89%) User Acceptance Testing
11 36 (2.81%) Server Building
12 35 (2.73%) High Availability
13 34 (2.65%) Mobile Device Management
13 34 (2.65%) Problem Management
13 34 (2.65%) Service Delivery
14 33 (2.58%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 319 (24.90%) PowerShell
2 155 (12.10%) SQL
3 82 (6.40%) VBScript
4 31 (2.42%) VB
5 30 (2.34%) C
6 23 (1.80%) Python
7 22 (1.72%) C#
8 19 (1.48%) Bash Shell
9 12 (0.94%) Ruby
10 8 (0.62%) Java
11 7 (0.55%) Perl
12 6 (0.47%) Shell Script
13 4 (0.31%) JavaScript
14 2 (0.16%) PHP
14 2 (0.16%) T-SQL
14 2 (0.16%) VB6
15 1 (0.078%) C++
15 1 (0.078%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 222 (17.33%) Security Cleared
2 176 (13.74%) SC Cleared
3 105 (8.20%) Microsoft Certification
4 67 (5.23%) MCSE
5 41 (3.20%) Degree
6 37 (2.89%) DV Cleared
7 32 (2.50%) MCP
8 31 (2.42%) MCSA
9 28 (2.19%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 26 (2.03%) ITIL Certification
11 22 (1.72%) MCITP
12 19 (1.48%) Cisco Certification
13 16 (1.25%) CCNA
13 16 (1.25%) DBS Check
14 11 (0.86%) MCDST
15 10 (0.78%) MCTS
16 8 (0.62%) ISEB
16 8 (0.62%) VCP6
17 6 (0.47%) BPSS Clearance
17 6 (0.47%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 60 (4.68%) SLA
2 23 (1.80%) Disclosure Scotland
3 16 (1.25%) QA
4 9 (0.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (0.47%) PCI DSS
6 5 (0.39%) PMO
7 4 (0.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.16%) Cyber Essentials
9 1 (0.078%) COBIT
9 1 (0.078%) COSO
9 1 (0.078%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.078%) GCP
9 1 (0.078%) GDPR
9 1 (0.078%) ISAE 3402
9 1 (0.078%) JSP 440
9 1 (0.078%) PMBOK
System Software
1 773 (60.34%) Active Directory
2 200 (15.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 159 (12.41%) Hyper-V
3 159 (12.41%) Microsoft App-V
3 159 (12.41%) XenApp
4 88 (6.87%) XenDesktop
5 80 (6.25%) vSphere
6 56 (4.37%) VMware ESX
7 50 (3.90%) BitLocker
8 36 (2.81%) Virtual Desktop
9 34 (2.65%) Virtual Machines
10 27 (2.11%) VMware ESXi
11 21 (1.64%) XenServer
12 14 (1.09%) Firmware
13 10 (0.78%) Xen
14 9 (0.70%) Docker
14 9 (0.70%) vCloud
15 7 (0.55%) Terminal Services
15 7 (0.55%) Virtual Servers
16 6 (0.47%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 196 (15.30%) SCOM
2 70 (5.46%) WSUS
3 58 (4.53%) Microsoft Intune
4 34 (2.65%) SCOrch
5 32 (2.50%) Norton AntiVirus
6 31 (2.42%) vCenter Server
7 26 (2.03%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 24 (1.87%) SCVMM
9 21 (1.64%) NetBackup
10 20 (1.56%) McAfee ePO
10 20 (1.56%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 20 (1.56%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 19 (1.48%) Puppet
12 18 (1.41%) Microsoft Clustering
12 18 (1.41%) Opscode Chef
13 17 (1.33%) AirWatch
13 17 (1.33%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
14 16 (1.25%) HP SiteScope
15 14 (1.09%) Failover Clustering
15 14 (1.09%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
Vendors
1 645 (50.35%) Microsoft
2 354 (27.63%) VMware
3 312 (24.36%) Citrix
4 129 (10.07%) HP
5 113 (8.82%) Cisco
6 79 (6.17%) Symantec
7 71 (5.54%) Dell
8 51 (3.98%) Apple
8 51 (3.98%) AppSense
9 39 (3.04%) ServiceNow
10 38 (2.97%) NetApp
11 33 (2.58%) Intel Security
12 26 (2.03%) Google
13 24 (1.87%) Oracle
14 22 (1.72%) EMC
15 21 (1.64%) Red Hat
15 21 (1.64%) Remedy
16 20 (1.56%) Altiris
16 20 (1.56%) Wyse
17 19 (1.48%) Sophos
Central London / West End
Venturi
Rate: £400 - £575 per day + likelihood of extension
Posted: 5 hours ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Advantage XPO
Posted: 3 hours ago
Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £150.00 - £151 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
Andover, Hampshire
Trust In Soda
Posted: Yesterday
Cumbria
Executive Resource Group
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Staines, Middlesex
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
UK
EMBS Ltd
Rate: To £650 (£500 + up to £150 expenses)
Posted: Yesterday
London
Venn Group
Rate: £220 - £240 Per Day
Posted: 7 hours ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Firway Consulting
Rate: Good
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
TEKsystems
Rate: £200 - £230 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bicester, Oxfordshire
EMBS Ltd
Rate: To £650 (To £500 + £150 expenses)
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £55.65 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago
Essex
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300.00 - £378.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
MAPP - IT, Digital, Broadcasting & Media Recruitment Specialists
Rate: £35,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Opilio Recruitment
Rate: From £28,000 to £31,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Leicestershire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
IQ Public Sector
Rate: £300.00 - £354.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Digital Gurus
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
MHR
Rate: Competitive Salary, Free Parking, 25 Days Holiday, Free Training
Posted: 16 days ago
London
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Posted: Yesterday