Period
to 26 September 2020

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 26 September 2020 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
26 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 143 86 118
Rank change year-on-year -57 +32 +50
Contract jobs citing SCCM 556 2,412 2,307
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.89% 2.74% 2.24%
As % of the Systems Management category 11.92% 18.56% 16.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 362 1,671 1,464
Median daily rate £375 £375 £342
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +9.62% +5.26%
10th Percentile £143 £150 £146
90th Percentile £513 £519 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £363 £325
% change year-on-year - +11.54% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 169 200
Median hourly rate £18.25 £18.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.67% +7.14% +12.90%
10th Percentile £12.33 £13.41 £12.21
90th Percentile £36.75 £31.05 £30.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

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 4,666 12,999 14,165
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.84% 14.78% 13.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,959 8,755 9,527
Median daily rate £500 £500 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.56% +4.84%
10th Percentile £313 £281 £287
90th Percentile £663 £675 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 134 316 390
Median hourly rate £35.00 £21.50 £18.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +62.79% +15.59% +3.33%
10th Percentile £12.75 £12.76 £12.00
90th Percentile £47.50 £51.42 £47.00
Median hourly rate £28.50 £20.90 £17.50
% change year-on-year +36.40% +19.40% -

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 26 September 2020.

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 26 September 2020.

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 26 September 2020. 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 -57 467 £363 -3.33% 130
UK excluding London -12 375 £363 - 102
London -70 150 £383 -4.38% 33
South East -7 89 £364 -7.91% 32
North of England -7 76 £278 -18.38% 29
Work from Home -74 71 £338 -20.59% 22
North West +13 59 £233 -26.77% 13
South West -21 53 £468 +24.80% 14
Midlands 0 49 £325 +4.00% 12
Scotland +10 46 £425 +30.77% 2
East of England +5 39 £350 -6.67% 11
West Midlands +20 34 £400 +40.35% 10
Wales +15 25 £310 -33.69% 3
East Midlands +9 15 £135 -58.46% 2
Yorkshire +3 14 £400 +6.67% 14
North East +21 3 £325 +46.89% 2
Channel Islands +13 1 - -

For the 6 months to 26 September 2020, 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.

1 410 (73.74%) Windows
2 326 (58.63%) Active Directory
3 289 (51.98%) Microsoft
4 237 (42.63%) Windows 10
5 209 (37.59%) Office 365
6 154 (27.70%) Azure
7 130 (23.38%) Windows Server
8 127 (22.84%) PowerShell
9 125 (22.48%) Security Cleared
10 116 (20.86%) VMware
11 100 (17.99%) Citrix
12 93 (16.73%) Microsoft Office
13 88 (15.83%) ITIL
14 87 (15.65%) Windows 7
15 85 (15.29%) SC Cleared
16 75 (13.49%) Migration
17 72 (12.95%) VMware Infrastructure
18 67 (12.05%) Microsoft Intune
19 66 (11.87%) Finance
20 63 (11.33%) Public Sector
21 62 (11.15%) Windows Server 2012
22 61 (10.97%) Azure Active Directory
23 59 (10.61%) Application Packaging
23 59 (10.61%) DNS
24 58 (10.43%) Microsoft App-V
24 58 (10.43%) SCOM
25 51 (9.17%) SQL
26 50 (8.99%) SharePoint
27 49 (8.81%) WSUS
28 48 (8.63%) Infrastructure Engineering

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 50 (8.99%) SharePoint
2 25 (4.50%) MS Exchange
3 18 (3.24%) Exchange Server 2013
3 18 (3.24%) IIS
3 18 (3.24%) Skype for Business
4 17 (3.06%) IBM Notes
5 14 (2.52%) IBM Domino
6 5 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (0.54%) BizTalk Server
7 3 (0.54%) CMS
8 2 (0.36%) Site Server
9 1 (0.18%) Apache
9 1 (0.18%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.18%) Confluence
9 1 (0.18%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.18%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.18%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.18%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 93 (16.73%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (2.16%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (1.62%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.54%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (0.54%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.18%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (0.72%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.54%) assyst
3 1 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.18%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.18%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 209 (37.59%) Office 365
2 154 (27.70%) Azure
3 61 (10.97%) Azure Active Directory
4 37 (6.65%) OneDrive
5 24 (4.32%) AWS
6 23 (4.14%) SaaS
7 21 (3.78%) IaaS
8 20 (3.60%) PaaS
8 20 (3.60%) Power Platform
9 16 (2.88%) PowerApps
10 5 (0.90%) GCP
11 2 (0.36%) Azure ExpressRoute
11 2 (0.36%) Power Automate
11 2 (0.36%) Yammer
12 1 (0.18%) Cloud Computing
12 1 (0.18%) Slack
12 1 (0.18%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 59 (10.61%) DNS
2 46 (8.27%) DHCP
3 37 (6.65%) Skype
4 34 (6.12%) Firewall
4 34 (6.12%) WAN
5 28 (5.04%) LAN
6 27 (4.86%) VPN
7 24 (4.32%) SAN
8 18 (3.24%) TCP/IP
9 13 (2.34%) Wireless
10 12 (2.16%) VoIP
10 12 (2.16%) VSAN
11 11 (1.98%) Wi-Fi
12 10 (1.80%) NetScaler
13 9 (1.62%) Network Security
13 9 (1.62%) SSL
14 7 (1.26%) Internet
15 5 (0.90%) MPLS
16 4 (0.72%) HTTP
16 4 (0.72%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (5.58%) SQL Server
2 7 (1.26%) Azure SQL Database
2 7 (1.26%) SQL Server 2012
3 6 (1.08%) Amazon RDS
4 4 (0.72%) Power BI
4 4 (0.72%) SQL Server 2014
4 4 (0.72%) SQL Server 2016
5 3 (0.54%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (0.36%) Big Data
6 2 (0.36%) MySQL
6 2 (0.36%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.18%) DB2
7 1 (0.18%) dBASE
7 1 (0.18%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.18%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 24 (4.32%) MSI
2 3 (0.54%) InstallShield
3 2 (0.36%) ClearCase
3 2 (0.36%) ClearQuest
3 2 (0.36%) JIRA
4 1 (0.18%) AdminStudio
4 1 (0.18%) Bitbucket
General
1 66 (11.87%) Finance
2 63 (11.33%) Public Sector
3 21 (3.78%) Telecoms
4 13 (2.34%) Manufacturing
5 12 (2.16%) Banking
6 11 (1.98%) Local Government
7 9 (1.62%) Electronics
7 9 (1.62%) Marketing
7 9 (1.62%) Retail
8 7 (1.26%) Publishing
9 5 (0.90%) German Language
9 5 (0.90%) Italian Language
9 5 (0.90%) Spanish Language
10 3 (0.54%) Automotive
10 3 (0.54%) Financial Institution
10 3 (0.54%) French Language
11 2 (0.36%) Military
11 2 (0.36%) Police
12 1 (0.18%) Advertising
12 1 (0.18%) Legal
Job Titles
1 64 (11.51%) Support Engineer
2 51 (9.17%) Windows Engineer
3 50 (8.99%) Architect
4 47 (8.45%) Desktop Engineer
5 43 (7.73%) Desktop Support
5 43 (7.73%) SCCM Engineer
6 38 (6.83%) Analyst
7 35 (6.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 34 (6.12%) Consultant
9 26 (4.68%) Applications Packager
10 25 (4.50%) 2nd Line Support
10 25 (4.50%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 24 (4.32%) Administrator
12 23 (4.14%) IT Engineer
13 21 (3.78%) Wintel Engineer
14 20 (3.60%) 2nd Line Engineer
15 15 (2.70%) Infrastructure Architect
16 14 (2.52%) IT Support
16 14 (2.52%) Systems Engineer
17 13 (2.34%) Deployment Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (1.98%) Software Packaging
2 6 (1.08%) OAuth
2 6 (1.08%) OpenID
2 6 (1.08%) SAML
3 5 (0.90%) .NET
3 5 (0.90%) SailPoint
4 3 (0.54%) AngularJS
4 3 (0.54%) JSON
4 3 (0.54%) Node.js
4 3 (0.54%) React
5 2 (0.36%) HTML
5 2 (0.36%) XML
6 1 (0.18%) Ajax
6 1 (0.18%) Flash
6 1 (0.18%) Silverlight
6 1 (0.18%) SOAP
6 1 (0.18%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 37 (6.65%) NHS
2 30 (5.40%) Analytical Skills
3 23 (4.14%) Data Centre
4 20 (3.60%) Management Information System
5 18 (3.24%) PKI
6 17 (3.06%) Public Cloud
7 13 (2.34%) User Experience
8 12 (2.16%) CMDB
9 11 (1.98%) Clustering
9 11 (1.98%) Self-Motivation
10 9 (1.62%) Smartphone
11 8 (1.44%) Fat Client
11 8 (1.44%) Thin Client
11 8 (1.44%) Video Conferencing
12 7 (1.26%) Driving Licence
12 7 (1.26%) Replication
13 6 (1.08%) Blackberry
13 6 (1.08%) Client/Server
14 4 (0.72%) Hybrid Cloud
15 3 (0.54%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 410 (73.74%) Windows
2 237 (42.63%) Windows 10
3 130 (23.38%) Windows Server
4 87 (15.65%) Windows 7
5 62 (11.15%) Windows Server 2012
6 44 (7.91%) Windows Server 2016
7 35 (6.29%) Windows Server 2008
8 23 (4.14%) Windows Server 2019
9 22 (3.96%) Linux
10 17 (3.06%) Apple iOS
11 12 (2.16%) Android
12 11 (1.98%) Mac OS
13 10 (1.80%) Unix
14 9 (1.62%) Windows 8
14 9 (1.62%) Windows XP
15 7 (1.26%) Windows Server 2003
16 4 (0.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 3 (0.54%) AIX
18 2 (0.36%) Mac OS X
19 1 (0.18%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (15.83%) ITIL
2 75 (13.49%) Migration
3 59 (10.61%) Application Packaging
4 48 (8.63%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 34 (6.12%) Problem-Solving
6 33 (5.94%) Configuration Management
7 30 (5.40%) Cybersecurity
8 28 (5.04%) Agile Software Development
9 26 (4.68%) Mobile Device Management
10 25 (4.50%) Patch Management
11 23 (4.14%) Change Management
12 22 (3.96%) Identity Access Management
13 19 (3.42%) Service Management
14 18 (3.24%) ITSM
15 17 (3.06%) Analytics
15 17 (3.06%) Software Deployment
16 16 (2.88%) Business Intelligence
16 16 (2.88%) Project Management
16 16 (2.88%) Release Management
17 15 (2.70%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 127 (22.84%) PowerShell
2 51 (9.17%) SQL
3 13 (2.34%) JavaScript
3 13 (2.34%) VBScript
4 12 (2.16%) Java
4 12 (2.16%) Python
4 12 (2.16%) VB
5 4 (0.72%) C
6 3 (0.54%) VBA
7 1 (0.18%) PHP
7 1 (0.18%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 125 (22.48%) Security Cleared
2 85 (15.29%) SC Cleared
3 46 (8.27%) Microsoft Certification
4 25 (4.50%) DV Cleared
4 25 (4.50%) MCSA
5 16 (2.88%) MCSE
6 10 (1.80%) BPSS Clearance
6 10 (1.80%) Degree
7 7 (1.26%) DBS Check
8 6 (1.08%) ITIL Certification
9 5 (0.90%) MCP
10 4 (0.72%) A+ Certification
10 4 (0.72%) CCNA
10 4 (0.72%) Cisco Certification
10 4 (0.72%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 3 (0.54%) Citrix Certification
11 3 (0.54%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 3 (0.54%) TOGAF Certification
12 2 (0.36%) Computer Science Degree
12 2 (0.36%) HPE ATP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (1.98%) QA
2 10 (1.80%) SLA
3 3 (0.54%) Data Quality
3 3 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (0.54%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.18%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (0.18%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.18%) GMP
4 1 (0.18%) GxP
4 1 (0.18%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 326 (58.63%) Active Directory
2 72 (12.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 58 (10.43%) Microsoft App-V
4 44 (7.91%) XenApp
5 35 (6.29%) Hyper-V
6 28 (5.04%) XenDesktop
7 26 (4.68%) vSphere
8 21 (3.78%) VMware ESXi
9 17 (3.06%) Virtual Desktop
10 11 (1.98%) Virtual Machines
10 11 (1.98%) VMware NSX
11 7 (1.26%) BitLocker
12 6 (1.08%) OpenAM
13 5 (0.90%) DFS Replication
14 4 (0.72%) VMware Workstation
15 3 (0.54%) Citrix Hypervisor
15 3 (0.54%) Terminal Server
15 3 (0.54%) Terminal Services
16 2 (0.36%) Firmware
16 2 (0.36%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 67 (12.05%) Microsoft Intune
2 58 (10.43%) SCOM
3 49 (8.81%) WSUS
4 13 (2.34%) AirWatch
5 12 (2.16%) Microsoft Clustering
6 11 (1.98%) McAfee ePO
7 10 (1.80%) Single Sign-On
7 10 (1.80%) vCenter Server
8 9 (1.62%) SCDPM
9 8 (1.44%) SCVMM
9 8 (1.44%) vRealize
10 7 (1.26%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 6 (1.08%) Failover Clustering
11 6 (1.08%) FreeIPA
12 5 (0.90%) PowerCLI
12 5 (0.90%) SCSM
13 4 (0.72%) Jamf Pro
13 4 (0.72%) NetBackup
13 4 (0.72%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
14 3 (0.54%) Nagios
Vendors
1 289 (51.98%) Microsoft
2 116 (20.86%) VMware
3 100 (17.99%) Citrix
4 28 (5.04%) McAfee
4 28 (5.04%) ServiceNow
5 26 (4.68%) Apple
6 24 (4.32%) Cisco
7 20 (3.60%) SolarWinds
8 16 (2.88%) HP
8 16 (2.88%) IBM
9 15 (2.70%) Dell
10 14 (2.52%) Ivanti
11 13 (2.34%) Google
12 11 (1.98%) SAP
12 11 (1.98%) Symantec
13 8 (1.44%) Remedy
13 8 (1.44%) Twitter
13 8 (1.44%) Veeam
14 7 (1.26%) EMC
14 7 (1.26%) NetApp