Period
to 12 April 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 12 April 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
12 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 160 85 110
Rank change year-on-year -75 +25 +39
Contract jobs citing SCCM 784 1,543 2,212
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.50% 2.59% 2.29%
As % of the Systems Management category 9.19% 17.82% 15.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 519 990 1,453
10th Percentile £140 £145 £142
25th Percentile £198 £185 £218
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £340 £325 £363
Median % change year-on-year +4.62% -10.34% +11.54%
75th Percentile £438 £438 £450
90th Percentile £501 £505 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £313 £325 £350
% change year-on-year -3.85% -7.14% +16.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 161 167
10th Percentile £12.50 £12.42 £13.50
25th Percentile £15.00 £13.07 £15.25
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £18.00
Median % change year-on-year +2.86% -2.78% +2.86%
75th Percentile £23.00 £21.88 £22.40
90th Percentile £58.75 £26.75 £36.67
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £17.43 £17.50
% change year-on-year +3.27% -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 8,529 8,658 14,196
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.32% 14.52% 14.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,087 5,945 9,656
10th Percentile £325 £263 £313
25th Percentile £413 £395 £408
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £500 £500
75th Percentile £588 £588 £588
90th Percentile £675 £663 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 151 254 318
10th Percentile £14.00 £12.44 £12.00
25th Percentile £17.16 £14.31 £14.05
Median hourly rate £24.00 £18.00 £18.50
Median % change year-on-year +33.33% -2.70% +5.71%
75th Percentile £53.00 £26.75 £36.67
90th Percentile £63.00 £47.46 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.00 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +25.71% +0.01% +11.24%

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 12 April 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 12 April 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 12 April 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 -70 638 £350 +7.69% 167
UK excluding London -29 506 £313 -3.85% 123
London -74 212 £413 +22.22% 52
Work from Home -133 169 £400 -5.88% 28
South East -24 108 £325 -7.14% 25
North of England -28 101 £275 -4.35% 31
Scotland -2 85 £310 -11.43% 8
Midlands -10 80 £300 +2.13% 26
South West +2 71 £325 - 15
West Midlands +15 59 £300 -14.29% 11
North West -31 58 £290 +1.58% 16
East of England -28 39 £328 +1.00% 17
Yorkshire -2 36 £325 -7.14% 10
East Midlands -15 21 £303 +68.06% 15
Wales +4 17 £244 -35.00% 1
Northern Ireland +18 7 £400 -11.11%
North East -6 7 £158 -14.86% 5

For the 6 months to 12 April 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.

1 601 (76.66%) Windows
2 448 (57.14%) Active Directory
3 358 (45.66%) Microsoft
4 348 (44.39%) Windows 10
5 334 (42.60%) Microsoft 365
6 205 (26.15%) Azure
7 191 (24.36%) VMware
8 180 (22.96%) Windows Server
9 175 (22.32%) PowerShell
10 148 (18.88%) Security Cleared
11 144 (18.37%) VMware Infrastructure
12 134 (17.09%) Citrix
13 132 (16.84%) Microsoft Intune
14 123 (15.69%) ITIL
15 115 (14.67%) SC Cleared
15 115 (14.67%) Windows 7
16 110 (14.03%) Microsoft Office
17 105 (13.39%) DNS
18 102 (13.01%) Migration
19 98 (12.50%) Problem-Solving
20 93 (11.86%) Infrastructure Engineering
21 92 (11.73%) Windows Server 2012
22 90 (11.48%) Public Sector
23 81 (10.33%) Finance
24 78 (9.95%) SharePoint
25 77 (9.82%) Windows Server 2016
26 74 (9.44%) Application Packaging
27 71 (9.06%) Azure Active Directory
28 69 (8.80%) Microsoft Certification
29 65 (8.29%) VMware ESXi

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 78 (9.95%) SharePoint
2 61 (7.78%) MS Exchange
3 31 (3.95%) IIS
4 11 (1.40%) Skype for Business
5 9 (1.15%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (0.51%) SharePoint Server
7 3 (0.38%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 3 (0.38%) OpenStack
7 3 (0.38%) Site Server
8 2 (0.26%) Confluence
8 2 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (0.26%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.13%) Apache
9 1 (0.13%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.13%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.13%) Tomcat
Applications
1 110 (14.03%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (1.15%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (0.77%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.51%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.13%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.13%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 3 (0.38%) Remedy ITSM
1 3 (0.38%) Tesseract
2 1 (0.13%) assyst
2 1 (0.13%) Eikon
2 1 (0.13%) Oracle Assets
2 1 (0.13%) Refinitiv Enterprise Platform
2 1 (0.13%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 334 (42.60%) Microsoft 365
2 205 (26.15%) Azure
3 71 (9.06%) Azure Active Directory
4 31 (3.95%) AWS
5 27 (3.44%) OneDrive
6 20 (2.55%) Mimecast
7 17 (2.17%) PaaS
8 15 (1.91%) SaaS
9 14 (1.79%) IaaS
10 10 (1.28%) Power Platform
11 6 (0.77%) Cloud Computing
11 6 (0.77%) Power Automate
12 5 (0.64%) GCP
13 4 (0.51%) PowerApps
13 4 (0.51%) Slack
13 4 (0.51%) Yammer
14 3 (0.38%) Dynamics 365
14 3 (0.38%) Google Workspace
15 2 (0.26%) Boomi
15 2 (0.26%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 105 (13.39%) DNS
2 49 (6.25%) LAN
3 48 (6.12%) VPN
4 45 (5.74%) WAN
5 43 (5.48%) DHCP
6 40 (5.10%) Firewall
7 32 (4.08%) WAAS
8 30 (3.83%) SAN
9 28 (3.57%) NetScaler
10 25 (3.19%) Wireless
11 23 (2.93%) TCP/IP
12 22 (2.81%) Skype
13 16 (2.04%) Internet
14 13 (1.66%) Wi-Fi
15 12 (1.53%) HTTP
16 11 (1.40%) HTTPS
17 10 (1.28%) VoIP
18 8 (1.02%) VSAN
19 7 (0.89%) MPLS
19 7 (0.89%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (6.76%) SQL Server
2 7 (0.89%) Power BI
3 6 (0.77%) SQL Server 2012
3 6 (0.77%) SQL Server 2014
3 6 (0.77%) SQL Server 2016
4 5 (0.64%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (0.51%) MySQL
6 3 (0.38%) Amazon RDS
6 3 (0.38%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.26%) Hadoop
7 2 (0.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (0.26%) Tableau
8 1 (0.13%) Azure SQL Database
8 1 (0.13%) DTS
8 1 (0.13%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.13%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 44 (5.61%) MSI
2 14 (1.79%) InstallShield
3 6 (0.77%) AdminStudio
4 5 (0.64%) Visual Studio
4 5 (0.64%) Visual Studio Team System
5 4 (0.51%) JIRA
6 3 (0.38%) Git (software)
6 3 (0.38%) Octopus Deploy
7 2 (0.26%) Hudson
8 1 (0.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (0.13%) Axure RP
8 1 (0.13%) GitLab
8 1 (0.13%) Gradle
8 1 (0.13%) Inno Setup
8 1 (0.13%) Maven
8 1 (0.13%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.13%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.13%) Vagrant
8 1 (0.13%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 90 (11.48%) Public Sector
2 81 (10.33%) Finance
3 20 (2.55%) Retail
4 16 (2.04%) Manufacturing
4 16 (2.04%) Telecoms
5 14 (1.79%) Banking
5 14 (1.79%) Legal
6 9 (1.15%) Local Government
7 8 (1.02%) Electronics
7 8 (1.02%) Marketing
8 7 (0.89%) Law
8 7 (0.89%) Spanish Language
9 4 (0.51%) Back Office
9 4 (0.51%) Publishing
10 3 (0.38%) Advertising
10 3 (0.38%) Aerospace
10 3 (0.38%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.26%) Italian Language
11 2 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.13%) French Language
Job Titles
1 76 (9.69%) Support Engineer
2 73 (9.31%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 65 (8.29%) Consultant
3 65 (8.29%) Desktop Engineer
4 57 (7.27%) Windows Engineer
5 54 (6.89%) Analyst
5 54 (6.89%) SCCM Engineer
6 51 (6.51%) 2nd Line Support
7 50 (6.38%) Desktop Support
8 48 (6.12%) Architect
9 34 (4.34%) IT Support
10 33 (4.21%) Applications Packager
11 31 (3.95%) Deployment Engineer
11 31 (3.95%) Desktop Support Engineer
12 30 (3.83%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 30 (3.83%) Build Engineer
12 30 (3.83%) IT Engineer
13 28 (3.57%) Support Analyst
14 24 (3.06%) SCCM Consultant
15 22 (2.81%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (2.81%) Middleware
2 14 (1.79%) Software Packaging
3 6 (0.77%) LDAP
4 4 (0.51%) Web Services
5 2 (0.26%) 802.1X
5 2 (0.26%) XMPP
6 1 (0.13%) .NET
6 1 (0.13%) FIX Protocol
6 1 (0.13%) HTML
6 1 (0.13%) JSON
6 1 (0.13%) REST
6 1 (0.13%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 29 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
2 28 (3.57%) Clustering
3 24 (3.06%) EMC VNX
3 24 (3.06%) Enterprise Software
4 23 (2.93%) Data Centre
5 22 (2.81%) PKI
6 17 (2.17%) Driving Licence
6 17 (2.17%) Management Information System
6 17 (2.17%) Self-Motivation
7 15 (1.91%) NHS
8 13 (1.66%) CMDB
9 11 (1.40%) Blackberry
9 11 (1.40%) iPad
9 11 (1.40%) Video Conferencing
10 10 (1.28%) Smartphone
11 7 (0.89%) Fat Client
11 7 (0.89%) HP Storage
11 7 (0.89%) Replication
11 7 (0.89%) Thin Client
12 6 (0.77%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 601 (76.66%) Windows
2 348 (44.39%) Windows 10
3 180 (22.96%) Windows Server
4 115 (14.67%) Windows 7
5 92 (11.73%) Windows Server 2012
6 77 (9.82%) Windows Server 2016
7 53 (6.76%) Linux
8 38 (4.85%) Windows Server 2019
9 36 (4.59%) Windows Server 2008
10 29 (3.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 22 (2.81%) Windows XP
12 17 (2.17%) Mac OS
12 17 (2.17%) Windows 8
13 13 (1.66%) Android
13 13 (1.66%) Windows Server 2003
14 11 (1.40%) Apple iOS
15 10 (1.28%) Unix
16 8 (1.02%) CentOS
17 3 (0.38%) VMS
18 2 (0.26%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 123 (15.69%) ITIL
2 102 (13.01%) Migration
3 98 (12.50%) Problem-Solving
4 93 (11.86%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 74 (9.44%) Application Packaging
6 44 (5.61%) Service Delivery
7 35 (4.46%) Mobile Device Management
8 32 (4.08%) Patch Management
9 30 (3.83%) Service Management
10 28 (3.57%) Agile Software Development
10 28 (3.57%) Change Management
11 26 (3.32%) Asset Management
12 25 (3.19%) DevOps
12 25 (3.19%) Project Management
12 25 (3.19%) Time Management
12 25 (3.19%) Virtual Environments
13 23 (2.93%) Change Control
13 23 (2.93%) ITSM
13 23 (2.93%) Software Distribution
13 23 (2.93%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 175 (22.32%) PowerShell
2 43 (5.48%) SQL
3 22 (2.81%) VBScript
4 20 (2.55%) Python
5 18 (2.30%) VB
6 11 (1.40%) Bash Shell
7 6 (0.77%) PHP
8 5 (0.64%) Perl
9 3 (0.38%) Shell Script
10 2 (0.26%) C
10 2 (0.26%) JavaScript
11 1 (0.13%) C++
Qualifications
1 148 (18.88%) Security Cleared
2 115 (14.67%) SC Cleared
3 69 (8.80%) Microsoft Certification
4 32 (4.08%) MCSE
5 27 (3.44%) Degree
6 21 (2.68%) DBS Check
6 21 (2.68%) DV Cleared
7 18 (2.30%) ITIL Certification
8 15 (1.91%) MCSA
9 14 (1.79%) Citrix Certification
10 9 (1.15%) MCP
11 8 (1.02%) Computer Science Degree
12 7 (0.89%) CCNA
12 7 (0.89%) Cisco Certification
13 6 (0.77%) BPSS Clearance
14 4 (0.51%) CTC Cleared
14 4 (0.51%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 3 (0.38%) MOS
15 3 (0.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 3 (0.38%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (4.46%) SLA
2 5 (0.64%) Disclosure Scotland
2 5 (0.64%) QA
3 2 (0.26%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.26%) NIST
3 2 (0.26%) NIST 800
4 1 (0.13%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (0.13%) NCSC
4 1 (0.13%) PMO
4 1 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 448 (57.14%) Active Directory
2 144 (18.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 65 (8.29%) VMware ESXi
4 59 (7.53%) Hyper-V
5 54 (6.89%) Microsoft App-V
6 29 (3.70%) vSphere
7 27 (3.44%) XenApp
8 19 (2.42%) Virtual Machines
9 18 (2.30%) BitLocker
10 12 (1.53%) Virtual Desktop
11 9 (1.15%) XenDesktop
12 8 (1.02%) Firmware
12 8 (1.02%) VMware Server
13 6 (0.77%) Virtual Servers
13 6 (0.77%) VMware Workstation
14 4 (0.51%) Docker
14 4 (0.51%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 4 (0.51%) VMware NSX
15 3 (0.38%) DFS Replication
15 3 (0.38%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 132 (16.84%) Microsoft Intune
2 59 (7.53%) SCOM
3 36 (4.59%) WSUS
4 31 (3.95%) Microsoft Clustering
5 24 (3.06%) IBM BigFix
5 24 (3.06%) vCenter Server
6 20 (2.55%) AirWatch
7 19 (2.42%) Terraform
8 17 (2.17%) McAfee ePO
8 17 (2.17%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 14 (1.79%) Jamf Pro
10 13 (1.66%) Ansible
11 12 (1.53%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 12 (1.53%) Puppet
12 11 (1.40%) Opscode Chef
13 8 (1.02%) SCSM
14 7 (0.89%) vRealize
15 5 (0.64%) PowerCLI
16 4 (0.51%) SCOrch
16 4 (0.51%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 358 (45.66%) Microsoft
2 191 (24.36%) VMware
3 134 (17.09%) Citrix
4 48 (6.12%) HP
5 45 (5.74%) Cisco
6 41 (5.23%) Apple
7 40 (5.10%) Ivanti
8 37 (4.72%) EMC
9 34 (4.34%) Red Hat
10 31 (3.95%) McAfee
11 28 (3.57%) ServiceNow
12 21 (2.68%) Dell
13 18 (2.30%) Google
13 18 (2.30%) NetApp
14 17 (2.17%) SolarWinds
15 16 (2.04%) Remedy
16 15 (1.91%) Symantec
17 13 (1.66%) Veeam
18 12 (1.53%) Snow
19 11 (1.40%) Sophos