Period
to 17 October 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 October 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 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 117 159 165
Rank change year-on-year +42 +6 +16
Contract jobs citing SCCM 2,333 1,641 1,789
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.26% 1.65% 1.68%
As % of the Systems Management category 16.09% 14.36% 14.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,448 1,021 1,081
UK median daily rate £341 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.88% - +3.17%
10th Percentile £137 £136 £158
90th Percentile £500 £510 £519
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £313 £315
% change year-on-year +3.75% -0.56% +0.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 217 110 133
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £14.53 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.48% -17.00% +12.90%
10th Percentile £12.18 £10.50 £13.29
90th Percentile £28.25 £27.06 £39.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +16.67% -14.29% +16.67%

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 14,498 11,427 12,324
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.05% 11.51% 11.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,752 7,595 7,840
UK median daily rate £500 £468 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.95% +8.72% +7.50%
10th Percentile £295 £263 £263
90th Percentile £650 £613 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £435 £413 £390
% change year-on-year +5.45% +5.77% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 390 271 282
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £24.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -29.29% +22.62%
10th Percentile £12.00 £10.75 £13.00
90th Percentile £47.00 £47.50 £45.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year +9.38% -40.74% +28.57%

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 October 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 October 2018.

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 17 October 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 +53 2,128 £350 +7.69% 330
UK excluding London +32 1,425 £325 +3.75% 253
London +55 853 £363 +3.57% 91
South East +43 436 £350 -6.67% 59
North of England +14 299 £340 +13.33% 92
Midlands +17 216 £300 - 35
South West +58 202 £375 +36.36% 35
North West +27 167 £311 +3.75% 52
Scotland -4 130 £285 -17.39% 9
West Midlands -8 113 £308 +11.82% 26
East of England -14 109 £275 -12.00% 18
East Midlands +36 101 £300 - 9
Yorkshire +5 97 £371 +111.86% 37
North East -4 35 £363 +19.83% 3
Wales -15 24 £319 +50.00% 4
Channel Islands - 11 £413 - 1

For the 6 months to 17 October 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 1,872 (80.24%) Windows
2 1,313 (56.28%) Active Directory
3 1,132 (48.52%) Microsoft
4 953 (40.85%) Windows 10
5 745 (31.93%) Office 365
6 684 (29.32%) Windows 7
7 672 (28.80%) VMware
8 604 (25.89%) Windows Server
9 537 (23.02%) PowerShell
10 508 (21.77%) Citrix
11 494 (21.17%) ITIL
12 431 (18.47%) VMware Infrastructure
13 357 (15.30%) Microsoft App-V
14 351 (15.05%) Microsoft Office
15 350 (15.00%) Microsoft Azure
16 348 (14.92%) Migration
17 302 (12.94%) Security Cleared
18 294 (12.60%) SCOM
19 287 (12.30%) MS Exchange
20 277 (11.87%) Windows Server 2008
21 269 (11.53%) Windows Server 2012
22 267 (11.44%) Finance
23 262 (11.23%) Infrastructure Engineering
24 238 (10.20%) Hyper-V
24 238 (10.20%) Application Packaging
25 228 (9.77%) DNS
26 223 (9.56%) XenApp
27 222 (9.52%) Microsoft Certification
28 219 (9.39%) Cisco
29 210 (9.00%) SC Cleared

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
1 287 (12.30%) MS Exchange
2 165 (7.07%) Skype for Business
3 138 (5.92%) SharePoint
4 108 (4.63%) Exchange Server 2010
5 47 (2.01%) Exchange Server 2013
6 33 (1.41%) IIS
7 27 (1.16%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 15 (0.64%) Confluence
9 11 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2003
9 11 (0.47%) IBM Notes
10 9 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2007
11 6 (0.26%) Apache
12 5 (0.21%) SharePoint 2013
12 5 (0.21%) Site Server
13 3 (0.13%) BizTalk Server
13 3 (0.13%) CMS
13 3 (0.13%) SharePoint Server
14 2 (0.086%) Elasticsearch
15 1 (0.043%) Apache Spark
15 1 (0.043%) OpenStack
Applications
1 351 (15.05%) Microsoft Office
2 40 (1.71%) Microsoft Excel
3 18 (0.77%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 16 (0.69%) MS Visio
5 8 (0.34%) Microsoft Project
6 4 (0.17%) PTC Creo
6 4 (0.17%) Windchill
7 3 (0.13%) Mozilla Thunderbird
7 3 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.086%) Acrobat
8 2 (0.086%) CATIA
9 1 (0.043%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 12 (0.51%) Remedy ITSM
2 7 (0.30%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (0.26%) Dynamics AX
4 4 (0.17%) Dynamics NAV
5 3 (0.13%) Teamcenter
6 1 (0.043%) assyst
6 1 (0.043%) Eikon
6 1 (0.043%) ENOVIA
6 1 (0.043%) Markit EDM
6 1 (0.043%) Northgate Housing
Cloud Services
1 745 (31.93%) Office 365
2 350 (15.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 105 (4.50%) Amazon AWS
4 99 (4.24%) Azure Active Directory
5 83 (3.56%) OneDrive
6 54 (2.31%) IaaS
7 33 (1.41%) PaaS
8 27 (1.16%) SaaS
9 23 (0.99%) Cloud Computing
10 14 (0.60%) Mimecast
11 13 (0.56%) Yammer
12 8 (0.34%) G Suite
13 7 (0.30%) Dynamics 365
14 6 (0.26%) GitHub
15 4 (0.17%) iTunes
15 4 (0.17%) Slack
16 3 (0.13%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 3 (0.13%) Datadog
16 3 (0.13%) SuccessFactors
17 2 (0.086%) Akamai
Communications & Networking
1 228 (9.77%) DNS
2 181 (7.76%) Skype
3 173 (7.42%) DHCP
4 150 (6.43%) LAN
5 143 (6.13%) WAN
6 124 (5.32%) Firewall
7 115 (4.93%) VPN
8 112 (4.80%) TCP/IP
9 107 (4.59%) SAN
10 74 (3.17%) Internet
11 62 (2.66%) Remote Desktop
12 48 (2.06%) Wireless
13 43 (1.84%) VoIP
14 36 (1.54%) NetScaler
14 36 (1.54%) VLAN
15 34 (1.46%) Unified Communications
16 31 (1.33%) NAS
17 27 (1.16%) Wi-Fi
18 24 (1.03%) Network Security
19 21 (0.90%) FCoE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 156 (6.69%) SQL Server
2 39 (1.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 30 (1.29%) SQL Server 2012
4 29 (1.24%) Amazon RDS
5 21 (0.90%) SQL Server 2005
6 12 (0.51%) Power BI
7 8 (0.34%) Oracle Database
8 7 (0.30%) Oracle Database 10g
8 7 (0.30%) SQL Server 2016
9 6 (0.26%) Blockchain
10 5 (0.21%) SQL Server 2014
11 4 (0.17%) MySQL
11 4 (0.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 3 (0.13%) Big Data
12 3 (0.13%) Data Warehouse
13 2 (0.086%) Redis
14 1 (0.043%) BusinessObjects
14 1 (0.043%) Hadoop
14 1 (0.043%) Oracle Discoverer
14 1 (0.043%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 152 (6.52%) MSI
2 52 (2.23%) InstallShield
3 44 (1.89%) JIRA
4 40 (1.71%) AdminStudio
5 19 (0.81%) Git (software)
5 19 (0.81%) Jenkins
6 12 (0.51%) WinDbg
7 9 (0.39%) Visual Studio
8 8 (0.34%) Visual Studio Team System
9 7 (0.30%) Artifactory
9 7 (0.30%) Team Foundation Server
9 7 (0.30%) Wise Package Studio
10 5 (0.21%) WiX
11 4 (0.17%) Bitbucket
11 4 (0.17%) GitLab
12 3 (0.13%) Hudson
12 3 (0.13%) Metasploit
12 3 (0.13%) Octopus Deploy
12 3 (0.13%) Zephyr
13 2 (0.086%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 267 (11.44%) Finance
2 63 (2.70%) Banking
3 55 (2.36%) Retail
4 31 (1.33%) Law
5 28 (1.20%) Marketing
6 25 (1.07%) Publishing
7 21 (0.90%) Back Office
8 20 (0.86%) Legal
9 19 (0.81%) Local Government
10 18 (0.77%) Telecoms
11 14 (0.60%) Automotive
11 14 (0.60%) Manufacturing
12 13 (0.56%) Financial Institution
13 10 (0.43%) Billing
13 10 (0.43%) Electronics
14 7 (0.30%) Japanese Language
15 5 (0.21%) Advertising
15 5 (0.21%) French Language
15 5 (0.21%) Military
16 4 (0.17%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 337 (14.44%) Desktop Support
2 316 (13.54%) Analyst
3 250 (10.72%) Support Engineer
4 226 (9.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 190 (8.14%) Windows Engineer
6 185 (7.93%) Desktop Engineer
7 176 (7.54%) Consultant
8 156 (6.69%) Architect
9 153 (6.56%) SCCM Engineer
10 141 (6.04%) Applications Packager
11 134 (5.74%) 2nd Line Support
12 114 (4.89%) Support Analyst
13 98 (4.20%) IT Support
14 91 (3.90%) 3rd Line Engineer
14 91 (3.90%) Desktop Support Engineer
15 83 (3.56%) Deployment Engineer
16 79 (3.39%) SCCM Consultant
16 79 (3.39%) Service Analyst
17 73 (3.13%) Server Engineer
18 65 (2.79%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (2.06%) Web Services
2 33 (1.41%) Software Packaging
3 16 (0.69%) JSON
4 14 (0.60%) .NET
5 12 (0.51%) Middleware
6 10 (0.43%) REST
6 10 (0.43%) SAML
7 8 (0.34%) .NET Framework
8 6 (0.26%) SOAP
9 4 (0.17%) ASP.NET
9 4 (0.17%) JDBC
9 4 (0.17%) LDAP
9 4 (0.17%) ODBC
9 4 (0.17%) OpenID
9 4 (0.17%) XMPP
10 3 (0.13%) SailPoint
10 3 (0.13%) WAP
11 2 (0.086%) COM
11 2 (0.086%) HTML
11 2 (0.086%) OCX
Miscellaneous
1 134 (5.74%) Data Centre
2 109 (4.67%) Analytical Skills
3 91 (3.90%) Clustering
4 69 (2.96%) Fat Client
4 69 (2.96%) Thin Client
5 65 (2.79%) Management Information System
5 65 (2.79%) Self-Motivation
6 63 (2.70%) PKI
6 63 (2.70%) Smartphone
7 41 (1.76%) iPhone
8 40 (1.71%) iPad
9 39 (1.67%) User Experience
10 37 (1.59%) Video Conferencing
11 36 (1.54%) Blackberry
12 25 (1.07%) Driving Licence
13 22 (0.94%) Replication
14 21 (0.90%) CLARiiON
14 21 (0.90%) NHS
15 20 (0.86%) CMDB
15 20 (0.86%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 1,872 (80.24%) Windows
2 953 (40.85%) Windows 10
3 684 (29.32%) Windows 7
4 604 (25.89%) Windows Server
5 277 (11.87%) Windows Server 2008
6 269 (11.53%) Windows Server 2012
7 149 (6.39%) Linux
8 120 (5.14%) Apple iOS
9 99 (4.24%) Windows Server 2003
10 88 (3.77%) Android
11 81 (3.47%) Mac OS
12 71 (3.04%) Windows 8
13 64 (2.74%) Mac OS X
14 47 (2.01%) Windows XP
15 39 (1.67%) Unix
16 20 (0.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 9 (0.39%) Windows 2000
18 8 (0.34%) AIX
18 8 (0.34%) Solaris
19 7 (0.30%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 494 (21.17%) ITIL
2 348 (14.92%) Migration
3 262 (11.23%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 238 (10.20%) Application Packaging
5 145 (6.22%) Problem-Solving
6 109 (4.67%) Change Management
6 109 (4.67%) ITSM
7 97 (4.16%) Patch Management
8 93 (3.99%) Asset Management
9 92 (3.94%) Mobile Device Management
10 87 (3.73%) Service Delivery
10 87 (3.73%) Service Management
11 82 (3.51%) Software Deployment
12 80 (3.43%) ITIL V3
13 79 (3.39%) Project Management
14 64 (2.74%) Problem Management
15 61 (2.61%) Incident Management
16 59 (2.53%) User Acceptance Testing
17 58 (2.49%) Application Virtualisation
18 56 (2.40%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 537 (23.02%) PowerShell
2 206 (8.83%) SQL
3 103 (4.41%) VBScript
4 73 (3.13%) VB
5 22 (0.94%) Java
6 16 (0.69%) C
7 14 (0.60%) Shell Script
7 14 (0.60%) VBA
8 13 (0.56%) Python
9 11 (0.47%) JavaScript
10 9 (0.39%) C#
11 7 (0.30%) AppleScript
11 7 (0.30%) Ruby
11 7 (0.30%) T-SQL
12 5 (0.21%) Bash Shell
13 3 (0.13%) Perl
14 2 (0.086%) PHP
15 1 (0.043%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 302 (12.94%) Security Cleared
2 222 (9.52%) Microsoft Certification
3 210 (9.00%) SC Cleared
4 140 (6.00%) MCSE
5 81 (3.47%) MCSA
6 79 (3.39%) DV Cleared
7 56 (2.40%) Degree
8 54 (2.31%) MCP
9 43 (1.84%) Cisco Certification
10 33 (1.41%) CCNA
11 32 (1.37%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 31 (1.33%) Citrix Certification
12 31 (1.33%) ITIL Certification
13 26 (1.11%) A+ Certification
13 26 (1.11%) DBS Check
14 25 (1.07%) CCA
15 22 (0.94%) Novell Certification
16 21 (0.90%) MCTS
17 20 (0.86%) PRINCE2 Certification
18 19 (0.81%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 95 (4.07%) SLA
2 31 (1.33%) QA
3 20 (0.86%) Disclosure Scotland
4 16 (0.69%) PMO
5 11 (0.47%) GDPR
6 8 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 5 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 4 (0.17%) COBIT
9 3 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 19770
9 3 (0.13%) PCI DSS
9 3 (0.13%) RMADS
10 2 (0.086%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 2 (0.086%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 1 (0.043%) Def Stans
11 1 (0.043%) FIPS 140-2
11 1 (0.043%) Government Security Classifications
11 1 (0.043%) JSP 440
11 1 (0.043%) Solvency II
System Software
1 1,313 (56.28%) Active Directory
2 431 (18.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 357 (15.30%) Microsoft App-V
4 238 (10.20%) Hyper-V
5 223 (9.56%) XenApp
6 174 (7.46%) XenDesktop
7 161 (6.90%) VMware ESXi
8 104 (4.46%) BitLocker
9 103 (4.41%) vSphere
10 87 (3.73%) Virtual Desktop
11 50 (2.14%) Virtual Machines
12 40 (1.71%) XenServer
13 35 (1.50%) VMware Workstation
14 34 (1.46%) Virtual Servers
15 24 (1.03%) DFS Replication
16 20 (0.86%) Terminal Services
17 12 (0.51%) VMware NSX
18 9 (0.39%) Citrix Presentation Server
18 9 (0.39%) Firmware
18 9 (0.39%) Xen
Systems Management
1 294 (12.60%) SCOM
2 180 (7.72%) Microsoft Intune
3 133 (5.70%) WSUS
4 98 (4.20%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 61 (2.61%) Microsoft Clustering
6 47 (2.01%) vCenter Server
7 45 (1.93%) SCVMM
8 43 (1.84%) NetBackup
9 38 (1.63%) SCOrch
10 32 (1.37%) AirWatch
10 32 (1.37%) McAfee ePO
11 28 (1.20%) Puppet
11 28 (1.20%) Single Sign-On
12 24 (1.03%) SCSM
13 19 (0.81%) Terraform
14 18 (0.77%) Cisco CUCM
14 18 (0.77%) OpenView Configuration Management
14 18 (0.77%) SafeCom
15 17 (0.73%) vRealize
16 15 (0.64%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 1,132 (48.52%) Microsoft
2 672 (28.80%) VMware
3 508 (21.77%) Citrix
4 219 (9.39%) Cisco
5 187 (8.02%) HP
6 163 (6.99%) Ivanti
7 136 (5.83%) Apple
8 105 (4.50%) ServiceNow
9 92 (3.94%) McAfee
10 83 (3.56%) Dell
11 68 (2.91%) SolarWinds
12 65 (2.79%) EMC
13 57 (2.44%) NetApp
14 55 (2.36%) Remedy
15 53 (2.27%) Wyse
16 51 (2.19%) Adobe
16 51 (2.19%) Symantec
17 49 (2.10%) Oracle
18 30 (1.29%) IBM
19 28 (1.20%) Veeam