Period
to 18 August 2017

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 August 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
6 months to
18 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 166 155 165
Rank change year-on-year -11 +10 -32
Contract jobs citing SCCM 1492 1834 1677
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.55% 1.69% 1.49%
As % of the Systems Management category 14.03% 15.45% 17.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 923 1080 1031
UK median daily rate £325 £330 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.52% +3.13% +4.92%
10th Percentile £137 £163 £153
90th Percentile £513 £525 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £320 £315
% change year-on-year -6.25% +1.59% +9.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 100 120 154
UK median hourly rate £14.93 £18.75 £16.66
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.40% +12.53% -8.35%
10th Percentile £10.37 £13.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £36.85 £38.88 £38.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.68 £18.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year -20.68% +15.63% -11.11%

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 10636 11873 9670
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 11.03% 10.93% 8.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 7047 7650 5951
UK median daily rate £463 £425 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.82% +7.59% +5.33%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £223
90th Percentile £613 £588 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £390 £363
% change year-on-year +5.77% +7.59% +8.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 240 254 346
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £22.13 £20.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.90% +9.61% +0.93%
10th Percentile £10.75 £13.00 £12.00
90th Percentile £47.00 £43.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £23.50 £20.19
% change year-on-year -29.79% +16.42% +0.62%

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 18 August 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 6 months to 18 August 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for SCCM in the UK

SCCM
Top 16 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 August 2017. 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 -13 1353 £325 -3.70% 135
UK excluding London -36 879 £300 -6.25% 93
London +20 591 £363 -9.38% 51
South East -43 219 £375 +12.36% 33
North of England -19 198 £300 +3.45% 23
Midlands +51 157 £300 -19.46% 10
East of England -14 114 £288 +3.60% 10
Scotland +3 104 £340 +13.33% 9
North West -24 92 £300 -20.00% 12
West Midlands +45 84 £315 -8.36% 5
South West -43 74 £275 -15.38% 7
East Midlands +14 71 £290 -48.21% 5
Yorkshire +12 63 £165 -42.61% 9
North East -4 43 £320 +20.75% 2
Wales 0 17 £198 -1.25% 1
Northern Ireland -44 3 £250 +100.00%

For the 6 months to 18 August 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 1212 (81.23%) Windows
2 834 (55.90%) Active Directory
3 689 (46.18%) Microsoft
4 447 (29.96%) Windows 10
5 438 (29.36%) Windows 7
6 415 (27.82%) VMware
7 408 (27.35%) Windows Server
8 405 (27.14%) Office 365
9 335 (22.45%) Citrix
10 313 (20.98%) ITIL
11 310 (20.78%) PowerShell
12 255 (17.09%) Windows Server 2012
13 243 (16.29%) Migration
14 234 (15.68%) VMware Infrastructure
15 230 (15.42%) SCOM
16 221 (14.81%) Microsoft App-V
17 214 (14.34%) Security Cleared
18 207 (13.87%) Microsoft Office
19 203 (13.61%) MS Exchange
20 187 (12.53%) Windows Server 2008
21 182 (12.20%) Finance
22 178 (11.93%) Hyper-V
23 177 (11.86%) SC Cleared
24 175 (11.73%) HP
25 157 (10.52%) DNS
26 152 (10.19%) Cisco
26 152 (10.19%) Microsoft Azure
27 150 (10.05%) SQL
28 148 (9.92%) SQL Server
29 142 (9.52%) 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
1 203 (13.61%) MS Exchange
2 100 (6.70%) Skype for Business
3 96 (6.43%) Exchange Server 2010
4 82 (5.50%) SharePoint
5 72 (4.83%) Exchange Server 2013
6 71 (4.76%) IIS
7 39 (2.61%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 25 (1.68%) Exchange Server 2007
9 13 (0.87%) SharePoint 2013
10 9 (0.60%) Apache
10 9 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2003
11 7 (0.47%) CMS
11 7 (0.47%) GroupWise
11 7 (0.47%) SharePoint 2010
12 6 (0.40%) OpenStack
12 6 (0.40%) WebSphere
13 4 (0.27%) BizTalk Server
13 4 (0.27%) Site Server
13 4 (0.27%) Tomcat
14 3 (0.20%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 207 (13.87%) Microsoft Office
2 32 (2.14%) Microsoft Excel
3 19 (1.27%) MS Visio
4 14 (0.94%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.20%) InfoPath
5 3 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (0.20%) Stata
6 2 (0.13%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.13%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.067%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 10 (0.67%) Eikon
1 10 (0.67%) Oracle EBS
1 10 (0.67%) Oracle EBS R12
2 9 (0.60%) Dynamics CRM
3 7 (0.47%) Remedy ITSM
4 6 (0.40%) Dynamics AX
5 5 (0.34%) Unit4 Business World
6 4 (0.27%) Teamcenter
7 2 (0.13%) Primavera
8 1 (0.067%) Remedy AR System
8 1 (0.067%) SAP CAR
8 1 (0.067%) SAP EWM
8 1 (0.067%) SAP POS DM
8 1 (0.067%) Sentinel
8 1 (0.067%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 405 (27.14%) Office 365
2 152 (10.19%) Microsoft Azure
3 44 (2.95%) Amazon AWS
4 35 (2.35%) Azure Active Directory
5 27 (1.81%) IaaS
6 25 (1.68%) OneDrive
7 18 (1.21%) PaaS
8 14 (0.94%) G Suite
9 12 (0.80%) SaaS
10 6 (0.40%) Mimecast
11 4 (0.27%) Cloud Computing
12 3 (0.20%) Google Cloud Platform
13 2 (0.13%) Amazon EC2
13 2 (0.13%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 1 (0.067%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 1 (0.067%) GitHub
14 1 (0.067%) Google Compute Engine
14 1 (0.067%) iTunes
14 1 (0.067%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 157 (10.52%) DNS
2 142 (9.52%) DHCP
3 127 (8.51%) Firewall
4 125 (8.38%) SAN
5 104 (6.97%) LAN
6 84 (5.63%) TCP/IP
7 76 (5.09%) VPN
7 76 (5.09%) WAN
8 73 (4.89%) Skype
9 50 (3.35%) Remote Desktop
10 43 (2.88%) Internet
11 39 (2.61%) Wireless
12 35 (2.35%) NAS
12 35 (2.35%) VLAN
13 32 (2.14%) VoIP
14 30 (2.01%) NetScaler
15 25 (1.68%) Wi-Fi
16 20 (1.34%) SSL
17 19 (1.27%) HTTP
17 19 (1.27%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 148 (9.92%) SQL Server
2 44 (2.95%) SQL Server 2012
3 20 (1.34%) SQL Server 2016
4 19 (1.27%) SQL Server 2008
5 18 (1.21%) SQL Server 2005
6 13 (0.87%) SQL Server 2014
7 12 (0.80%) Big Data
8 9 (0.60%) Oracle Reports
9 8 (0.54%) Hadoop
10 7 (0.47%) SQL Server 2000
11 6 (0.40%) DB2
12 5 (0.34%) EDRMS
12 5 (0.34%) MySQL
13 4 (0.27%) Oracle Database
14 3 (0.20%) PostgreSQL
14 3 (0.20%) Relational Database
14 3 (0.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 3 (0.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 2 (0.13%) Amazon RDS
16 1 (0.067%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 84 (5.63%) MSI
2 19 (1.27%) InstallShield
3 18 (1.21%) JIRA
4 10 (0.67%) AdminStudio
5 6 (0.40%) Git (software)
5 6 (0.40%) Jenkins
5 6 (0.40%) Zephyr
6 3 (0.20%) HP UFT
6 3 (0.20%) Hudson
7 2 (0.13%) Ant
7 2 (0.13%) Maven
7 2 (0.13%) Octopus Deploy
7 2 (0.13%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 2 (0.13%) Subversion
7 2 (0.13%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (0.13%) TestRail
7 2 (0.13%) Vagrant
7 2 (0.13%) Visual Studio
7 2 (0.13%) Wise Package Studio
8 1 (0.067%) TestDirector
General
1 182 (12.20%) Finance
2 52 (3.49%) Banking
3 39 (2.61%) Retail
4 22 (1.47%) Publishing
5 18 (1.21%) Manufacturing
6 17 (1.14%) Legal
7 16 (1.07%) Local Government
8 15 (1.01%) Law
9 14 (0.94%) Telecoms
10 12 (0.80%) Advertising
11 10 (0.67%) Financial Institution
12 7 (0.47%) Marketing
13 6 (0.40%) Back Office
13 6 (0.40%) Investment Banking
14 5 (0.34%) Billing
14 5 (0.34%) Electronics
14 5 (0.34%) Front Office
15 2 (0.13%) Automotive
15 2 (0.13%) Games
16 1 (0.067%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 207 (13.87%) Analyst
2 192 (12.87%) Desktop Support
3 168 (11.26%) Support Engineer
4 150 (10.05%) Architect
5 124 (8.31%) Consultant
5 124 (8.31%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 115 (7.71%) SCCM Engineer
7 111 (7.44%) Desktop Engineer
7 111 (7.44%) Windows Engineer
8 97 (6.50%) 2nd Line Support
9 76 (5.09%) Support Analyst
10 69 (4.62%) 3rd Line Support
11 60 (4.02%) Administrator
12 59 (3.95%) Desktop Support Engineer
13 57 (3.82%) 3rd Line Engineer
14 53 (3.55%) IT Support
15 50 (3.35%) SCCM Consultant
15 50 (3.35%) Service Analyst
16 48 (3.22%) Systems Engineer
17 44 (2.95%) Applications Packager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (1.61%) Software Packaging
2 10 (0.67%) Web Services
3 9 (0.60%) XML
4 7 (0.47%) WSH
5 6 (0.40%) .NET
5 6 (0.40%) HTML
6 5 (0.34%) Regular Expression
6 5 (0.34%) WAP
7 4 (0.27%) 802.1X
8 3 (0.20%) XMPP
9 2 (0.13%) JSON
9 2 (0.13%) LAPP Stack
9 2 (0.13%) REST
10 1 (0.067%) .NET Framework
10 1 (0.067%) Elastic Stack
10 1 (0.067%) Flash
10 1 (0.067%) Middleware
10 1 (0.067%) SAML
10 1 (0.067%) WSDL
10 1 (0.067%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 114 (7.64%) Data Centre
2 75 (5.03%) Analytical Skills
3 56 (3.75%) Blackberry
4 46 (3.08%) Management Information System
5 42 (2.82%) Clustering
6 30 (2.01%) Fat Client
6 30 (2.01%) Thin Client
7 29 (1.94%) Smartphone
8 28 (1.88%) Video Conferencing
9 27 (1.81%) iPhone
10 26 (1.74%) Replication
11 24 (1.61%) iPad
12 23 (1.54%) Driving Licence
13 19 (1.27%) Computer Science
14 17 (1.14%) PKI
15 16 (1.07%) Client/Server
15 16 (1.07%) EPoS
16 15 (1.01%) CESG
17 14 (0.94%) FMCG
18 12 (0.80%) BYOD
Operating Systems
1 1212 (81.23%) Windows
2 447 (29.96%) Windows 10
3 438 (29.36%) Windows 7
4 408 (27.35%) Windows Server
5 255 (17.09%) Windows Server 2012
6 187 (12.53%) Windows Server 2008
7 83 (5.56%) Linux
8 80 (5.36%) Windows 8
9 68 (4.56%) Windows Server 2003
10 47 (3.15%) Apple iOS
11 42 (2.82%) Android
12 38 (2.55%) Windows Vista
12 38 (2.55%) Windows XP
13 28 (1.88%) Unix
14 22 (1.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 19 (1.27%) Mac OS X
16 16 (1.07%) Mac OS
17 15 (1.01%) Solaris
18 6 (0.40%) Windows 2000
18 6 (0.40%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 313 (20.98%) ITIL
2 243 (16.29%) Migration
3 109 (7.31%) Application Packaging
4 71 (4.76%) Service Management
5 60 (4.02%) Service Delivery
6 58 (3.89%) Project Management
7 57 (3.82%) Change Management
8 55 (3.69%) Incident Management
9 54 (3.62%) Configuration Management
10 53 (3.55%) Agile Software Development
11 45 (3.02%) Patch Management
11 45 (3.02%) Software Deployment
12 44 (2.95%) Asset Management
13 42 (2.82%) High Availability
14 41 (2.75%) ITSM
15 40 (2.68%) PRINCE2
16 38 (2.55%) Disaster Recovery
16 38 (2.55%) Task Automation
17 34 (2.28%) Server Building
18 33 (2.21%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 310 (20.78%) PowerShell
2 150 (10.05%) SQL
3 90 (6.03%) VBScript
4 22 (1.47%) Python
5 20 (1.34%) C#
6 16 (1.07%) JavaScript
6 16 (1.07%) VB
7 15 (1.01%) Perl
8 13 (0.87%) C
9 10 (0.67%) Ruby
10 9 (0.60%) Java
11 8 (0.54%) PHP
12 7 (0.47%) Bash Shell
12 7 (0.47%) Shell Script
13 3 (0.20%) AppleScript
14 2 (0.13%) T-SQL
14 2 (0.13%) VB.NET
15 1 (0.067%) C++
15 1 (0.067%) Groovy
15 1 (0.067%) VBA
Qualifications
1 214 (14.34%) Security Cleared
2 177 (11.86%) SC Cleared
3 132 (8.85%) Microsoft Certification
4 94 (6.30%) MCSE
5 49 (3.28%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 47 (3.15%) MCSA
7 37 (2.48%) Degree
7 37 (2.48%) DV Cleared
8 31 (2.08%) ITIL Certification
9 30 (2.01%) MCP
10 28 (1.88%) MCITP
11 26 (1.74%) Cisco Certification
12 22 (1.47%) CCNA
13 17 (1.14%) DBS Check
14 16 (1.07%) MCDST
15 13 (0.87%) Computer Science Degree
16 11 (0.74%) BPSS Clearance
16 11 (0.74%) MCTS
17 10 (0.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
18 9 (0.60%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 93 (6.23%) SLA
2 21 (1.41%) QA
3 20 (1.34%) PCI DSS
4 19 (1.27%) Disclosure Scotland
5 14 (0.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.13%) GDPR
6 2 (0.13%) PMO
6 2 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.067%) COBIT
7 1 (0.067%) COSO
7 1 (0.067%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.067%) ISO 22301
7 1 (0.067%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (0.067%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 834 (55.90%) Active Directory
2 234 (15.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 221 (14.81%) Microsoft App-V
4 178 (11.93%) Hyper-V
5 121 (8.11%) XenApp
6 67 (4.49%) XenDesktop
7 60 (4.02%) vSphere
8 46 (3.08%) VMware ESXi
9 39 (2.61%) BitLocker
10 35 (2.35%) Virtual Machines
11 28 (1.88%) Virtual Desktop
12 21 (1.41%) DFS Replication
13 20 (1.34%) XenServer
14 11 (0.74%) VMware Workstation
15 10 (0.67%) Terminal Services
16 8 (0.54%) Virtual Servers
17 7 (0.47%) VMware NSX
18 6 (0.40%) ISA Server
19 5 (0.34%) Microsoft Virtual Server
19 5 (0.34%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 230 (15.42%) SCOM
2 89 (5.97%) WSUS
3 59 (3.95%) Microsoft Intune
4 49 (3.28%) AirWatch
5 39 (2.61%) SCOrch
6 38 (2.55%) Norton AntiVirus
7 35 (2.35%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 31 (2.08%) vCenter Server
9 26 (1.74%) SCSM
10 23 (1.54%) Microsoft Clustering
11 18 (1.21%) McAfee ePO
11 18 (1.21%) Opscode Chef
11 18 (1.21%) Puppet
11 18 (1.21%) SCVMM
12 17 (1.14%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
12 17 (1.14%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
13 14 (0.94%) Failover Clustering
13 14 (0.94%) NetBackup
14 11 (0.74%) HP SiteScope
15 10 (0.67%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 689 (46.18%) Microsoft
2 415 (27.82%) VMware
3 335 (22.45%) Citrix
4 175 (11.73%) HP
5 152 (10.19%) Cisco
6 76 (5.09%) Apple
7 75 (5.03%) Dell
8 67 (4.49%) Symantec
9 55 (3.69%) AppSense
10 46 (3.08%) ServiceNow
11 44 (2.95%) NetApp
12 38 (2.55%) Altiris
12 38 (2.55%) McAfee
12 38 (2.55%) Sophos
13 36 (2.41%) Oracle
14 29 (1.94%) SolarWinds
15 28 (1.88%) LANDesk
15 28 (1.88%) MobileIron
16 26 (1.74%) IBM
17 24 (1.61%) SAP