Period
to 17 August 2018

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 17 August 2018 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
17 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 119 173 158
Rank change year-on-year +54 -15 +11
Contract jobs citing SCCM 2,288 1,486 1,840
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.22% 1.55% 1.69%
As % of the Systems Management category 16.29% 13.59% 14.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,454 920 1,085
UK median daily rate £325 £325 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -1.52% +3.13%
10th Percentile £143 £137 £163
90th Percentile £500 £513 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £300 £320
% change year-on-year +8.33% -6.25% +1.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 177 100 123
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £14.93 £18.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.25% -20.40% +11.44%
10th Percentile £13.00 £10.37 £13.00
90th Percentile £31.50 £36.85 £38.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £14.68 £19.25
% change year-on-year +19.25% -23.77% +14.41%

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 14,046 10,938 12,410
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.63% 11.43% 11.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,397 7,241 7,979
UK median daily rate £475 £460 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.26% +8.24% +6.25%
10th Percentile £278 £263 £263
90th Percentile £638 £613 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £413 £390
% change year-on-year +3.03% +5.77% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 386 243 269
UK median hourly rate £19.25 £17.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -22.22% +11.47%
10th Percentile £12.13 £10.75 £13.00
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.50 £46.48
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.94 £25.00
% change year-on-year +3.32% -32.25% +21.95%

SCCM
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing SCCM as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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 6 months to 17 August 2018.

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 6 months to 17 August 2018.

Contractor 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 17 August 2018. 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 +52 2,051 £340 +4.62% 229
UK excluding London +55 1,377 £325 +8.33% 165
London +51 870 £350 -3.78% 78
South East +87 443 £325 -12.75% 34
North of England +18 264 £338 +12.50% 37
Midlands +16 194 £312 +3.92% 24
South West +65 182 £350 +27.27% 32
Scotland +2 166 £275 -19.12% 11
North West +33 149 £328 +9.25% 15
West Midlands -6 100 £313 -0.79% 15
East of England -32 94 £275 -4.35% 23
East Midlands +13 93 £308 +6.21% 9
Yorkshire +11 88 £356 +115.91% 18
North East -27 27 £215 -32.81% 4
Wales -3 26 £325 +64.56% 4
Channel Islands - 10 £408 -
Northern Ireland +26 1 £250 -

For the 6 months to 17 August 2018, 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 1,857 (81.16%) Windows
2 1,321 (57.74%) Active Directory
3 1,110 (48.51%) Microsoft
4 930 (40.65%) Windows 10
5 736 (32.17%) Office 365
6 685 (29.94%) Windows 7
7 681 (29.76%) VMware
8 653 (28.54%) Windows Server
9 569 (24.87%) Citrix
10 548 (23.95%) PowerShell
11 460 (20.10%) ITIL
12 440 (19.23%) VMware Infrastructure
13 398 (17.40%) Microsoft App-V
14 358 (15.65%) Microsoft Azure
15 353 (15.43%) Microsoft Office
16 346 (15.12%) Security Cleared
17 337 (14.73%) Migration
18 314 (13.72%) Windows Server 2008
19 294 (12.85%) SCOM
20 288 (12.59%) SC Cleared
20 288 (12.59%) Finance
21 286 (12.50%) MS Exchange
22 274 (11.98%) DNS
23 271 (11.84%) Windows Server 2012
24 269 (11.76%) Infrastructure Engineering
25 264 (11.54%) Hyper-V
26 242 (10.58%) XenApp
27 227 (9.92%) Application Packaging
28 224 (9.79%) SQL
29 218 (9.53%) DHCP

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
1 286 (12.50%) MS Exchange
2 171 (7.47%) Skype for Business
3 145 (6.34%) SharePoint
4 109 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2010
5 73 (3.19%) IIS
6 45 (1.97%) Exchange Server 2013
7 24 (1.05%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 17 (0.74%) Confluence
9 15 (0.66%) IBM Notes
10 13 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2007
11 12 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2003
12 8 (0.35%) Apache
12 8 (0.35%) SharePoint 2013
13 5 (0.22%) SharePoint Server
13 5 (0.22%) Site Server
14 4 (0.17%) Office Communications Server
15 3 (0.13%) Exchange Server 2000
16 2 (0.087%) CMS
16 2 (0.087%) Elasticsearch
16 2 (0.087%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
Applications
1 353 (15.43%) Microsoft Office
2 30 (1.31%) Microsoft Excel
3 19 (0.83%) MS Visio
4 13 (0.57%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 9 (0.39%) Microsoft Project
6 4 (0.17%) PTC Creo
6 4 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (0.17%) Windchill
7 3 (0.13%) Mozilla Thunderbird
8 1 (0.044%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.044%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 7 (0.31%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.13%) RMDS
2 3 (0.13%) Teamcenter
3 2 (0.087%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.087%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.044%) assyst
4 1 (0.044%) Eikon
4 1 (0.044%) ENOVIA
4 1 (0.044%) Markit EDM
4 1 (0.044%) Servitor
Cloud Services
1 736 (32.17%) Office 365
2 358 (15.65%) Microsoft Azure
3 115 (5.03%) Amazon AWS
4 99 (4.33%) Azure Active Directory
5 47 (2.05%) OneDrive
6 43 (1.88%) IaaS
7 27 (1.18%) PaaS
8 23 (1.01%) Cloud Computing
9 18 (0.79%) SaaS
10 16 (0.70%) Yammer
11 8 (0.35%) Mimecast
12 6 (0.26%) G Suite
13 5 (0.22%) GitHub
13 5 (0.22%) iTunes
14 4 (0.17%) Dynamics 365
15 3 (0.13%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 3 (0.13%) Datadog
15 3 (0.13%) Slack
16 2 (0.087%) Akamai
17 1 (0.044%) Amazon Glacier
Communications & Networking
1 274 (11.98%) DNS
2 218 (9.53%) DHCP
3 179 (7.82%) Skype
4 153 (6.69%) LAN
5 140 (6.12%) Firewall
6 131 (5.73%) WAN
7 126 (5.51%) SAN
8 124 (5.42%) VPN
9 118 (5.16%) TCP/IP
10 72 (3.15%) Internet
11 63 (2.75%) Remote Desktop
12 51 (2.23%) Wi-Fi
13 46 (2.01%) Wireless
14 44 (1.92%) VLAN
15 42 (1.84%) VoIP
16 38 (1.66%) NetScaler
17 36 (1.57%) 3G
18 33 (1.44%) NAS
19 32 (1.40%) DMZ
20 29 (1.27%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 174 (7.60%) SQL Server
2 39 (1.70%) Amazon RDS
2 39 (1.70%) SQL Server 2012
3 35 (1.53%) SQL Server 2008
4 17 (0.74%) SQL Server 2005
5 16 (0.70%) SQL Server 2016
6 13 (0.57%) Power BI
7 10 (0.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 9 (0.39%) Blockchain
9 8 (0.35%) Oracle Database
9 8 (0.35%) Oracle Database 10g
10 5 (0.22%) SQL Server 2000
11 4 (0.17%) MySQL
11 4 (0.17%) SQL Server 2014
11 4 (0.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 3 (0.13%) Big Data
12 3 (0.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 2 (0.087%) BusinessObjects
13 2 (0.087%) Data Warehouse
13 2 (0.087%) Redis
Development Applications
1 159 (6.95%) MSI
2 55 (2.40%) JIRA
3 44 (1.92%) InstallShield
4 41 (1.79%) AdminStudio
5 21 (0.92%) Jenkins
6 19 (0.83%) Git (software)
7 8 (0.35%) Team Foundation Server
7 8 (0.35%) Visual Studio
8 7 (0.31%) Hudson
8 7 (0.31%) WinDbg
9 5 (0.22%) Visual Studio Team System
9 5 (0.22%) WiX
9 5 (0.22%) Zephyr
10 4 (0.17%) Artifactory
10 4 (0.17%) Bitbucket
10 4 (0.17%) JMeter
10 4 (0.17%) LoadRunner
10 4 (0.17%) Subversion
11 3 (0.13%) Octopus Deploy
11 3 (0.13%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 288 (12.59%) Finance
2 69 (3.02%) Banking
3 52 (2.27%) Retail
4 37 (1.62%) Law
5 29 (1.27%) Publishing
6 23 (1.01%) Back Office
6 23 (1.01%) Telecoms
7 20 (0.87%) Legal
8 19 (0.83%) Marketing
9 18 (0.79%) Manufacturing
10 16 (0.70%) Local Government
11 11 (0.48%) Electronics
12 8 (0.35%) Advertising
12 8 (0.35%) Investment Banking
13 7 (0.31%) Automotive
13 7 (0.31%) Japanese Language
14 6 (0.26%) Billing
14 6 (0.26%) French Language
14 6 (0.26%) Front Office
14 6 (0.26%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 341 (14.90%) Desktop Support
2 330 (14.42%) Analyst
3 267 (11.67%) Support Engineer
4 233 (10.18%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 207 (9.05%) Windows Engineer
6 169 (7.39%) Architect
7 167 (7.30%) Consultant
8 164 (7.17%) 2nd Line Support
8 164 (7.17%) Desktop Engineer
9 146 (6.38%) SCCM Engineer
10 113 (4.94%) Support Analyst
11 112 (4.90%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 112 (4.90%) Applications Packager
12 85 (3.72%) 2nd Line Engineer
13 84 (3.67%) Server Engineer
14 80 (3.50%) Deployment Engineer
15 77 (3.37%) IT Support
16 76 (3.32%) SCCM Consultant
17 75 (3.28%) Service Analyst
18 72 (3.15%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (2.71%) Web Services
2 34 (1.49%) Software Packaging
3 20 (0.87%) .NET
4 13 (0.57%) JSON
5 10 (0.44%) .NET Framework
6 7 (0.31%) COM
7 6 (0.26%) XMPP
8 5 (0.22%) HTML
8 5 (0.22%) LDAP
8 5 (0.22%) Web Services Management
9 4 (0.17%) AngularJS
9 4 (0.17%) ASP.NET
9 4 (0.17%) ASP.NET Web API
9 4 (0.17%) CSS
9 4 (0.17%) Entity Framework
9 4 (0.17%) MFC
9 4 (0.17%) NHibernate
9 4 (0.17%) SAML
9 4 (0.17%) WCF
9 4 (0.17%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 139 (6.08%) Data Centre
2 95 (4.15%) Fat Client
2 95 (4.15%) Thin Client
3 91 (3.98%) Analytical Skills
3 91 (3.98%) Clustering
4 79 (3.45%) PKI
5 67 (2.93%) Self-Motivation
6 59 (2.58%) Management Information System
7 58 (2.53%) Smartphone
8 41 (1.79%) iPad
9 36 (1.57%) Blackberry
9 36 (1.57%) iPhone
10 35 (1.53%) Video Conferencing
11 31 (1.35%) User Experience
12 24 (1.05%) Computer Science
13 23 (1.01%) Client/Server
14 18 (0.79%) Driving Licence
14 18 (0.79%) Hybrid Cloud
15 17 (0.74%) CMDB
15 17 (0.74%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 1,857 (81.16%) Windows
2 930 (40.65%) Windows 10
3 685 (29.94%) Windows 7
4 653 (28.54%) Windows Server
5 314 (13.72%) Windows Server 2008
6 271 (11.84%) Windows Server 2012
7 146 (6.38%) Linux
8 124 (5.42%) Windows Server 2003
9 100 (4.37%) Apple iOS
10 92 (4.02%) Windows 8
11 83 (3.63%) Android
12 67 (2.93%) Mac OS
13 62 (2.71%) Mac OS X
14 57 (2.49%) Windows XP
15 51 (2.23%) Unix
16 25 (1.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 20 (0.87%) AIX
18 17 (0.74%) Windows 2000
19 15 (0.66%) Solaris
20 11 (0.48%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 460 (20.10%) ITIL
2 337 (14.73%) Migration
3 269 (11.76%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 227 (9.92%) Application Packaging
5 142 (6.21%) Problem-Solving
6 107 (4.68%) Change Management
7 98 (4.28%) Mobile Device Management
8 85 (3.72%) Service Management
9 79 (3.45%) Service Delivery
10 77 (3.37%) Project Management
11 76 (3.32%) Problem Management
12 71 (3.10%) Patch Management
12 71 (3.10%) User Acceptance Testing
13 70 (3.06%) Asset Management
13 70 (3.06%) ITIL V3
14 64 (2.80%) Configuration Management
14 64 (2.80%) ITSM
14 64 (2.80%) Software Deployment
15 63 (2.75%) Incident Management
16 60 (2.62%) Application Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 548 (23.95%) PowerShell
2 224 (9.79%) SQL
3 113 (4.94%) VBScript
4 91 (3.98%) VB
5 20 (0.87%) T-SQL
6 19 (0.83%) Java
7 17 (0.74%) Python
8 16 (0.70%) C#
9 13 (0.57%) C
9 13 (0.57%) JavaScript
10 8 (0.35%) Bash Shell
10 8 (0.35%) VBA
11 7 (0.31%) Ruby
12 6 (0.26%) AppleScript
12 6 (0.26%) Shell Script
13 3 (0.13%) Perl
14 1 (0.044%) PHP
Qualifications
1 346 (15.12%) Security Cleared
2 288 (12.59%) SC Cleared
3 196 (8.57%) Microsoft Certification
4 122 (5.33%) MCSE
5 84 (3.67%) MCSA
6 56 (2.45%) DV Cleared
7 49 (2.14%) Degree
8 47 (2.05%) MCP
9 36 (1.57%) Cisco Certification
10 33 (1.44%) ITIL Certification
11 27 (1.18%) BPSS Clearance
11 27 (1.18%) CCNA
12 26 (1.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 24 (1.05%) DBS Check
14 23 (1.01%) Citrix Certification
15 20 (0.87%) MCDST
16 18 (0.79%) CCA
16 18 (0.79%) Computer Science Degree
17 17 (0.74%) A+ Certification
17 17 (0.74%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 113 (4.94%) SLA
2 36 (1.57%) Disclosure Scotland
3 33 (1.44%) QA
4 20 (0.87%) GDPR
5 8 (0.35%) PMO
6 7 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 5 (0.22%) PCI DSS
8 3 (0.13%) RMADS
8 3 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 2 (0.087%) COBIT
10 1 (0.044%) Def Stans
10 1 (0.044%) FIPS 140-2
10 1 (0.044%) GCP
10 1 (0.044%) Government Security Classifications
10 1 (0.044%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 1 (0.044%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.044%) ISO/IEC 19770
10 1 (0.044%) JSP 440
10 1 (0.044%) Solvency II
System Software
1 1,321 (57.74%) Active Directory
2 440 (19.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 398 (17.40%) Microsoft App-V
4 264 (11.54%) Hyper-V
5 242 (10.58%) XenApp
6 187 (8.17%) XenDesktop
7 177 (7.74%) VMware ESXi
8 93 (4.06%) BitLocker
9 88 (3.85%) vSphere
10 69 (3.02%) Virtual Desktop
11 58 (2.53%) XenServer
12 57 (2.49%) Virtual Machines
13 37 (1.62%) VMware Workstation
14 34 (1.49%) Virtual Servers
15 27 (1.18%) DFS Replication
16 18 (0.79%) Terminal Services
17 13 (0.57%) VMware NSX
17 13 (0.57%) Xen
18 11 (0.48%) Citrix Presentation Server
19 9 (0.39%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 294 (12.85%) SCOM
2 172 (7.52%) Microsoft Intune
3 148 (6.47%) WSUS
4 104 (4.55%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 55 (2.40%) Microsoft Clustering
6 47 (2.05%) NetBackup
7 43 (1.88%) vCenter Server
8 41 (1.79%) SCOrch
9 36 (1.57%) AirWatch
9 36 (1.57%) SCVMM
10 34 (1.49%) McAfee ePO
11 26 (1.14%) SCSM
12 25 (1.09%) Norton AntiVirus
13 24 (1.05%) Single Sign-On
14 22 (0.96%) Puppet
15 18 (0.79%) Terraform
16 16 (0.70%) Backup Exec
17 15 (0.66%) SafeCom
18 13 (0.57%) Perfmon
18 13 (0.57%) vRealize
Vendors
1 1,110 (48.51%) Microsoft
2 681 (29.76%) VMware
3 569 (24.87%) Citrix
4 214 (9.35%) Cisco
5 201 (8.78%) Ivanti
6 174 (7.60%) HP
7 127 (5.55%) Apple
8 95 (4.15%) McAfee
9 87 (3.80%) ServiceNow
10 84 (3.67%) Dell
11 64 (2.80%) EMC
12 61 (2.67%) NetApp
13 55 (2.40%) Symantec
14 53 (2.32%) SolarWinds
15 51 (2.23%) Remedy
16 49 (2.14%) Wyse
17 38 (1.66%) IBM
17 38 (1.66%) Oracle
18 37 (1.62%) Veeam
19 31 (1.35%) Veritas