Period
to 5 December 2019

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 5 December 2019 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
5 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 78 118 162
Rank change year-on-year +40 +44 +12
Contract jobs citing SCCM 2,369 2,395 1,781
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.89% 2.29% 1.72%
As % of the Systems Management category 19.87% 15.85% 14.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,504 1,491 1,135
UK median daily rate £350 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.69% -
10th Percentile £143 £145 £135
90th Percentile £500 £500 £506
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £350 £313
% change year-on-year -2.86% +12.00% +0.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 196 231 122
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +12.90% -11.43%
10th Percentile £12.76 £12.75 £11.00
90th Percentile £31.38 £28.25 £29.69
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.43 £17.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -0.40% +12.90% -11.43%

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 11,924 15,108 12,239
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.57% 14.44% 11.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,040 10,169 8,244
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £263 £300 £263
90th Percentile £675 £650 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £438 £420
% change year-on-year +2.86% +4.17% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 325 395 292
UK median hourly rate £20.50 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.14% - -13.58%
10th Percentile £12.75 £12.25 £10.88
90th Percentile £49.68 £47.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £15.71
% change year-on-year +2.86% +11.39% -24.71%

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 5 December 2019.

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 5 December 2019.

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 5 December 2019. 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 +32 2,094 £350 - 394
UK excluding London +34 1,668 £340 -2.86% 314
London +20 663 £350 -6.67% 115
South East +20 431 £375 +7.14% 86
South West +21 317 £356 -4.96% 27
North of England +17 313 £300 -14.29% 96
Midlands +40 209 £310 +3.33% 53
North West +7 159 £280 -12.50% 58
Scotland +49 158 £300 +1.69% 19
East of England +49 151 £350 +30.23% 17
West Midlands +41 111 £238 -20.83% 22
Yorkshire +24 103 £350 -6.67% 31
East Midlands +27 97 £323 +7.50% 30
Wales +63 85 £468 +43.85% 13
North East +19 51 £185 -53.75% 7
Channel Islands -9 3 £415 -20.95%
Northern Ireland - 2 £192 - 3

For the 6 months to 5 December 2019, 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 2,012 (84.93%) Windows
2 1,349 (56.94%) Active Directory
3 1,258 (53.10%) Windows 10
4 1,150 (48.54%) Microsoft
5 941 (39.72%) Office 365
6 726 (30.65%) Windows 7
7 647 (27.31%) Windows Server
8 577 (24.36%) VMware
9 558 (23.55%) PowerShell
10 460 (19.42%) ITIL
11 447 (18.87%) Citrix
12 431 (18.19%) Azure
13 421 (17.77%) Migration
14 380 (16.04%) Security Cleared
15 371 (15.66%) Microsoft Office
16 343 (14.48%) VMware Infrastructure
17 338 (14.27%) Infrastructure Engineering
18 323 (13.63%) DNS
19 309 (13.04%) Windows Server 2012
20 275 (11.61%) Windows Server 2008
21 266 (11.23%) SC Cleared
22 260 (10.98%) DHCP
23 257 (10.85%) Application Packaging
24 244 (10.30%) SQL
25 242 (10.22%) Microsoft App-V
26 239 (10.09%) MS Exchange
27 231 (9.75%) Finance
28 225 (9.50%) Hyper-V
28 225 (9.50%) Microsoft Intune
29 222 (9.37%) SharePoint

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
1 239 (10.09%) MS Exchange
2 222 (9.37%) SharePoint
3 194 (8.19%) Skype for Business
4 78 (3.29%) Exchange Server 2013
5 74 (3.12%) Exchange Server 2010
6 39 (1.65%) IIS
7 27 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2007
8 16 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2003
9 12 (0.51%) IBM Notes
10 5 (0.21%) Confluence
10 5 (0.21%) IBM Domino
11 3 (0.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 2 (0.084%) SharePoint 2013
12 2 (0.084%) Site Server
13 1 (0.042%) Drupal
13 1 (0.042%) GroupWise
13 1 (0.042%) JBoss
13 1 (0.042%) MS Project Server
13 1 (0.042%) OpenStack
13 1 (0.042%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 371 (15.66%) Microsoft Office
2 38 (1.60%) Microsoft Excel
3 24 (1.01%) MS Visio
4 17 (0.72%) Microsoft Project
5 14 (0.59%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 5 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.17%) FileZilla
8 1 (0.042%) Abaqus
8 1 (0.042%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 13 (0.55%) assyst
2 9 (0.38%) Dynamics NAV
3 6 (0.25%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (0.17%) Remedy ITSM
5 3 (0.13%) SystmOne
6 2 (0.084%) Infor SunSystems
6 2 (0.084%) Workfront
7 1 (0.042%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 941 (39.72%) Office 365
2 431 (18.19%) Azure
3 133 (5.61%) AWS
4 132 (5.57%) Azure Active Directory
5 86 (3.63%) OneDrive
6 54 (2.28%) IaaS
7 52 (2.20%) PaaS
8 43 (1.82%) SaaS
9 26 (1.10%) Mimecast
10 24 (1.01%) Azure Stack
11 19 (0.80%) GitHub
12 18 (0.76%) Yammer
13 12 (0.51%) GCP
14 10 (0.42%) Power Platform
15 8 (0.34%) PowerApps
16 6 (0.25%) G Suite
17 5 (0.21%) Dynamics 365
18 4 (0.17%) Azure ExpressRoute
19 3 (0.13%) iTunes
20 2 (0.084%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 323 (13.63%) DNS
2 260 (10.98%) DHCP
3 211 (8.91%) Skype
4 159 (6.71%) Firewall
5 107 (4.52%) LAN
6 101 (4.26%) SAN
6 101 (4.26%) TCP/IP
7 96 (4.05%) VPN
8 90 (3.80%) WAN
9 53 (2.24%) Wireless
10 49 (2.07%) VoIP
11 48 (2.03%) Remote Desktop
12 43 (1.82%) Wi-Fi
13 42 (1.77%) VLAN
14 40 (1.69%) Internet
15 38 (1.60%) NetScaler
16 21 (0.89%) Cisco ASA
17 18 (0.76%) MPLS
18 16 (0.68%) IP Telephony
18 16 (0.68%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 185 (7.81%) SQL Server
2 26 (1.10%) Amazon RDS
3 15 (0.63%) SQL Server 2012
4 12 (0.51%) MySQL
4 12 (0.51%) SQL Server 2016
4 12 (0.51%) SQL Server 2017
5 9 (0.38%) SQL Server 2008
6 8 (0.34%) Big Data
7 7 (0.30%) Relational Database
7 7 (0.30%) SQL Server 2005
8 6 (0.25%) Data Warehouse
8 6 (0.25%) Power BI
9 5 (0.21%) Azure SQL Database
9 5 (0.21%) NoSQL
10 3 (0.13%) Oracle Database
10 3 (0.13%) RDBMS
10 3 (0.13%) SQL Server 2014
11 1 (0.042%) Data Lake
11 1 (0.042%) DB2
11 1 (0.042%) Electronic Patient Records
Development Applications
1 160 (6.75%) MSI
2 81 (3.42%) InstallShield
3 41 (1.73%) AdminStudio
4 21 (0.89%) JIRA
5 14 (0.59%) StarTeam
6 11 (0.46%) Team Foundation Server
7 10 (0.42%) WinDbg
8 8 (0.34%) Wise Package Studio
9 7 (0.30%) Visual Studio Code
10 5 (0.21%) ClearCase
10 5 (0.21%) ClearQuest
10 5 (0.21%) Jenkins
10 5 (0.21%) Octopus Deploy
11 2 (0.084%) Artifactory
11 2 (0.084%) Bitbucket
11 2 (0.084%) Visual Studio
12 1 (0.042%) GCC
12 1 (0.042%) Karma Test Runner
12 1 (0.042%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 1 (0.042%) Zephyr
General
1 231 (9.75%) Finance
2 195 (8.23%) Public Sector
3 62 (2.62%) Banking
4 53 (2.24%) Retail
5 51 (2.15%) Telecoms
6 40 (1.69%) Manufacturing
7 36 (1.52%) Law
8 35 (1.48%) Marketing
9 32 (1.35%) Electronics
10 26 (1.10%) Local Government
11 24 (1.01%) Legal
12 17 (0.72%) Back Office
13 8 (0.34%) Advertising
13 8 (0.34%) Financial Institution
13 8 (0.34%) German Language
13 8 (0.34%) Publishing
14 6 (0.25%) Investment Banking
15 5 (0.21%) Automotive
15 5 (0.21%) Games
16 4 (0.17%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 325 (13.72%) Windows Engineer
2 287 (12.11%) Support Engineer
3 276 (11.65%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 223 (9.41%) Desktop Support
5 209 (8.82%) Desktop Engineer
6 203 (8.57%) Analyst
7 160 (6.75%) 2nd Line Support
8 152 (6.42%) Consultant
9 131 (5.53%) Applications Packager
10 123 (5.19%) SCCM Engineer
11 122 (5.15%) Desktop Support Engineer
12 121 (5.11%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 117 (4.94%) Architect
14 116 (4.90%) Deployment Engineer
15 109 (4.60%) 3rd Line Support
16 94 (3.97%) Support Analyst
17 90 (3.80%) IT Engineer
18 89 (3.76%) 2nd Line Engineer
19 88 (3.71%) IT Support
20 70 (2.95%) Windows Deployment Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (1.90%) Software Packaging
2 12 (0.51%) Web Services
2 12 (0.51%) XML
3 9 (0.38%) LDAP
4 8 (0.34%) Middleware
4 8 (0.34%) SAML
5 7 (0.30%) Universal Windows Platform
6 6 (0.25%) .NET
6 6 (0.25%) HTML
7 5 (0.21%) OAuth
7 5 (0.21%) React
7 5 (0.21%) XMPP
8 4 (0.17%) ASP.NET
8 4 (0.17%) COM
8 4 (0.17%) Java RMI
8 4 (0.17%) OAuth2
9 3 (0.13%) CSS
9 3 (0.13%) IBM Integration Bus
9 3 (0.13%) LAMP
9 3 (0.13%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 107 (4.52%) Data Centre
2 84 (3.55%) Clustering
3 72 (3.04%) PKI
4 64 (2.70%) Management Information System
5 61 (2.57%) Analytical Skills
6 48 (2.03%) Public Cloud
7 44 (1.86%) Blackberry
8 43 (1.82%) Video Conferencing
9 42 (1.77%) Replication
10 40 (1.69%) Fat Client
10 40 (1.69%) Thin Client
11 39 (1.65%) Driving Licence
12 37 (1.56%) NHS
13 35 (1.48%) iPhone
14 34 (1.44%) Enterprise Software
15 28 (1.18%) Self-Motivation
15 28 (1.18%) User Experience
16 23 (0.97%) iPad
17 19 (0.80%) Smartphone
18 17 (0.72%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 2,012 (84.93%) Windows
2 1,258 (53.10%) Windows 10
3 726 (30.65%) Windows 7
4 647 (27.31%) Windows Server
5 309 (13.04%) Windows Server 2012
6 275 (11.61%) Windows Server 2008
7 123 (5.19%) Linux
8 80 (3.38%) Android
9 79 (3.33%) Windows Server 2003
10 75 (3.17%) Windows 8
11 59 (2.49%) Apple iOS
12 58 (2.45%) Mac OS
13 51 (2.15%) Windows XP
14 28 (1.18%) Mac OS X
15 20 (0.84%) CentOS
15 20 (0.84%) Unix
16 18 (0.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 15 (0.63%) AIX
18 8 (0.34%) Windows Vista
19 4 (0.17%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 460 (19.42%) ITIL
2 421 (17.77%) Migration
3 338 (14.27%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 257 (10.85%) Application Packaging
5 180 (7.60%) Problem-Solving
6 112 (4.73%) ITSM
7 111 (4.69%) Service Management
8 110 (4.64%) Incident Management
9 107 (4.52%) Agile Software Development
10 99 (4.18%) Change Management
11 82 (3.46%) Mobile Device Management
12 80 (3.38%) Project Delivery
13 79 (3.33%) User Acceptance Testing
14 67 (2.83%) Software Distribution
15 65 (2.74%) Asset Management
16 64 (2.70%) Problem Management
17 63 (2.66%) Patch Management
18 56 (2.36%) Disaster Recovery
19 54 (2.28%) PRINCE2
19 54 (2.28%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 558 (23.55%) PowerShell
2 244 (10.30%) SQL
3 72 (3.04%) VBScript
4 69 (2.91%) VB
5 24 (1.01%) Java
6 12 (0.51%) C
6 12 (0.51%) VBA
7 9 (0.38%) Python
8 6 (0.25%) JavaScript
8 6 (0.25%) T-SQL
9 5 (0.21%) C#
10 4 (0.17%) Bash Shell
11 3 (0.13%) C++
12 2 (0.084%) Perl
13 1 (0.042%) PHP
13 1 (0.042%) sed
13 1 (0.042%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 380 (16.04%) Security Cleared
2 266 (11.23%) SC Cleared
3 183 (7.72%) Microsoft Certification
4 130 (5.49%) MCSE
5 114 (4.81%) DV Cleared
6 66 (2.79%) MCSA
7 50 (2.11%) ITIL Certification
8 48 (2.03%) Degree
8 48 (2.03%) MCP
9 41 (1.73%) MCITP
10 35 (1.48%) Citrix Certification
11 33 (1.39%) CCA
12 29 (1.22%) CCNA
12 29 (1.22%) Cisco Certification
13 25 (1.06%) MCTS
14 23 (0.97%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 22 (0.93%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 20 (0.84%) DBS Check
17 19 (0.80%) ISTQB
18 11 (0.46%) CCENT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 149 (6.29%) SLA
2 28 (1.18%) QA
3 13 (0.55%) Cyber Essentials
4 8 (0.34%) GDPR
5 6 (0.25%) PCI DSS
5 6 (0.25%) PMO
6 5 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 4 (0.17%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 4 (0.17%) Disclosure Scotland
7 4 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 3 (0.13%) COBIT
9 2 (0.084%) Data Quality
9 2 (0.084%) ISO 9000
9 2 (0.084%) ISO/IEC 19770
9 2 (0.084%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.042%) GxP
10 1 (0.042%) HL7
10 1 (0.042%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 1 (0.042%) NCSC
10 1 (0.042%) NIST
System Software
1 1,349 (56.94%) Active Directory
2 343 (14.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 242 (10.22%) Microsoft App-V
4 225 (9.50%) Hyper-V
5 182 (7.68%) XenApp
6 136 (5.74%) XenDesktop
7 107 (4.52%) VMware ESXi
8 97 (4.09%) vSphere
9 65 (2.74%) Virtual Desktop
10 57 (2.41%) Virtual Machines
11 54 (2.28%) DFS Replication
12 47 (1.98%) BitLocker
13 36 (1.52%) Virtual Servers
14 33 (1.39%) Citrix Hypervisor
15 21 (0.89%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 18 (0.76%) VMware NSX
17 14 (0.59%) VMware Server
17 14 (0.59%) VMware Workstation
18 13 (0.55%) Citrix Presentation Server
19 11 (0.46%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 225 (9.50%) Microsoft Intune
2 212 (8.95%) SCOM
3 113 (4.77%) WSUS
4 52 (2.20%) AirWatch
5 42 (1.77%) McAfee ePO
6 31 (1.31%) Microsoft Clustering
7 28 (1.18%) SCVMM
8 27 (1.14%) Jamf Pro
9 25 (1.06%) Ansible
9 25 (1.06%) Norton AntiVirus
9 25 (1.06%) Single Sign-On
10 24 (1.01%) NetBackup
10 24 (1.01%) ThinApp
10 24 (1.01%) vCenter Server
11 20 (0.84%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
12 18 (0.76%) Opscode Chef
12 18 (0.76%) SCSM
13 17 (0.72%) Terraform
14 16 (0.68%) Netcool
15 15 (0.63%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 1,150 (48.54%) Microsoft
2 577 (24.36%) VMware
3 447 (18.87%) Citrix
4 181 (7.64%) Cisco
5 121 (5.11%) HP
6 114 (4.81%) McAfee
7 108 (4.56%) Ivanti
8 77 (3.25%) Apple
9 73 (3.08%) Dell
10 69 (2.91%) ServiceNow
11 59 (2.49%) Symantec
12 52 (2.20%) NetApp
13 45 (1.90%) Meraki
14 39 (1.65%) Sophos
15 35 (1.48%) SAP
16 34 (1.44%) Adobe
17 29 (1.22%) Veritas
18 28 (1.18%) Palo Alto
18 28 (1.18%) SolarWinds
19 27 (1.14%) Veeam