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 3 months to 28 June 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
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 158 132 160
Rank change year-on-year -26 +28  
Contract jobs citing SCCM 717 1000 822
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.52% 1.86% 1.49%
As % of the Systems Management category 14.03% 16.19% 17.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 429 584 486
Median daily rate £314 £336 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.48% +8.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £134 £179 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £542 £456
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £321 £310
% change year-on-year -6.54% +3.54%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 64 79
Median hourly rate £14.36 £21.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -31.63% +7.69%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.78 £14.65 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.15 £41.70 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £21.75 £19.84
% change year-on-year -33.33% +9.61%  

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 5111 6178 4748
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 10.85% 11.47% 8.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 3338 3978 2926
Median daily rate £475 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% +12.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £285 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £378
% change year-on-year +12.50% +5.76%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 116 144 159
Median hourly rate £17.50 £28.88 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -39.39% +37.50%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.37 £17.50 £12.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.18 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £34.10 £20.50
% change year-on-year -48.68% +66.34%  

SCCM
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing SCCM as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Systems Management category.

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 3 months to 28 June 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 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for SCCM in the UK

SCCM
Top 30 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 3 months to 28 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -27 655 £320 -8.57% 132
London +5 274 £338 -15.62% 42
South East -31 103 £350 +6.06% 29
East of England 0 65 £203 -35.04% 10
North West +12 54 £300 -27.27% 8
Scotland -6 47 £281 -6.25% 7
West Midlands +43 43 £300 -9.09% 17
City of London +1 43 £325 -16.12% 4
East Midlands -4 36 £280 -53.33% 4
South West -41 35 £275 -24.13% 10
Yorkshire +8 32 £150 -47.82% 10
Hertfordshire +20 31 £213 -45.03% 7
Buckinghamshire +7 25 £469 +146.71% 5
Berkshire +14 23 £400 -13.51% 13
Manchester +2 23 £145 -62.58% 6
Glasgow +8 22 £275 -8.33% 2
West Yorkshire +12 20 £275 -26.66% 8
Leicestershire +12 20 £300 - 1
Surrey -20 20 £388 +22.52% 3
Hampshire -49 19 £225 -33.57% 2
North East +9 17 £400 +50.94% 1
Cheshire +7 17 £300 -31.03% 1
Milton Keynes 0 17 £375 +97.36% 3
Leicester +11 14 £280 -
Edinburgh -5 14 £375 -9.14% 3
Bristol -15 14 £275 -21.42% 5
Birmingham +15 13 £294 -16.03% 4
Watford +2 11 £130 - 2
Essex -11 11 £450 +60.71%
Solihull +21 10 - -

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 1104 (80.64%) Windows
2 776 (56.68%) Active Directory
3 646 (47.19%) Microsoft
4 393 (28.71%) Windows 7
5 390 (28.49%) Windows Server
6 372 (27.17%) Windows 10
7 369 (26.95%) VMware
8 321 (23.45%) Office 365
9 312 (22.79%) Citrix
10 305 (22.28%) ITIL
11 292 (21.33%) PowerShell
12 241 (17.60%) Windows Server 2012
13 216 (15.78%) Security Cleared
14 214 (15.63%) SCOM
15 213 (15.56%) VMware Infrastructure
15 213 (15.56%) Windows Server 2008
15 213 (15.56%) Migration
16 196 (14.32%) Microsoft Office
17 178 (13.00%) SC Cleared
18 170 (12.42%) MS Exchange
19 166 (12.13%) Hyper-V
20 164 (11.98%) HP
20 164 (11.98%) Microsoft App-V
21 157 (11.47%) Finance
22 154 (11.25%) DNS
23 151 (11.03%) SQL Server
24 148 (10.81%) SQL
25 136 (9.93%) Microsoft Azure
26 135 (9.86%) DHCP
27 133 (9.72%) Cisco

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
1 170 (12.42%) MS Exchange
2 94 (6.87%) Skype for Business
3 81 (5.92%) Exchange Server 2010
4 79 (5.77%) Exchange Server 2013
5 78 (5.70%) SharePoint
6 59 (4.31%) IIS
7 38 (2.78%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 30 (2.19%) Exchange Server 2007
9 16 (1.17%) SharePoint 2013
10 9 (0.66%) Apache
11 7 (0.51%) OpenStack
12 6 (0.44%) Site Server
13 5 (0.37%) CMS
13 5 (0.37%) GroupWise
13 5 (0.37%) WebSphere
14 4 (0.29%) BizTalk Server
14 4 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2003
14 4 (0.29%) IBM Notes
14 4 (0.29%) SharePoint 2010
14 4 (0.29%) Tomcat
Applications
1 196 (14.32%) Microsoft Office
2 26 (1.90%) Microsoft Excel
3 12 (0.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 12 (0.88%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.22%) InfoPath
4 3 (0.22%) Stata
5 2 (0.15%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.15%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.073%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.073%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.073%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 10 (0.73%) Oracle EBS
1 10 (0.73%) Oracle EBS R12
2 8 (0.58%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.58%) Remedy ITSM
3 6 (0.44%) Dynamics AX
4 5 (0.37%) Unit4 Business World
5 4 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 4 (0.29%) Teamcenter
6 2 (0.15%) Eikon
6 2 (0.15%) Primavera
7 1 (0.073%) Remedy AR System
7 1 (0.073%) SAP CAR
7 1 (0.073%) SAP POS DM
7 1 (0.073%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 321 (23.45%) Office 365
2 136 (9.93%) Microsoft Azure
3 63 (4.60%) Amazon AWS
4 37 (2.70%) IaaS
5 26 (1.90%) Azure Active Directory
6 20 (1.46%) OneDrive
7 14 (1.02%) G Suite
7 14 (1.02%) PaaS
8 11 (0.80%) SaaS
9 7 (0.51%) Mimecast
10 6 (0.44%) Google Cloud Platform
11 4 (0.29%) GitHub
11 4 (0.29%) Google Compute Engine
12 2 (0.15%) AWS CloudFormation
12 2 (0.15%) AWS OpsWorks
12 2 (0.15%) Cloud Computing
13 1 (0.073%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 154 (11.25%) DNS
2 135 (9.86%) DHCP
3 108 (7.89%) SAN
4 106 (7.74%) LAN
5 95 (6.94%) Firewall
6 81 (5.92%) TCP/IP
7 77 (5.62%) VPN
8 66 (4.82%) WAN
9 60 (4.38%) Remote Desktop
10 53 (3.87%) Skype
11 41 (2.99%) Internet
12 36 (2.63%) Wireless
13 32 (2.34%) VoIP
14 31 (2.26%) NAS
15 25 (1.83%) NetScaler
16 19 (1.39%) VLAN
17 14 (1.02%) Cisco ASA
17 14 (1.02%) Wi-Fi
18 12 (0.88%) Cisco IOS
18 12 (0.88%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 151 (11.03%) SQL Server
2 50 (3.65%) SQL Server 2012
3 22 (1.61%) SQL Server 2008
4 20 (1.46%) SQL Server 2005
5 15 (1.10%) SQL Server 2016
6 12 (0.88%) Big Data
7 10 (0.73%) SQL Server 2014
8 9 (0.66%) Oracle Reports
9 8 (0.58%) Hadoop
10 7 (0.51%) SQL Server 2000
11 6 (0.44%) DB2
11 6 (0.44%) MySQL
12 5 (0.37%) EDRMS
13 4 (0.29%) PostgreSQL
14 3 (0.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 3 (0.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 2 (0.15%) Relational Database
16 1 (0.073%) Amazon RDS
16 1 (0.073%) Azure SQL Database
16 1 (0.073%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 78 (5.70%) MSI
2 16 (1.17%) InstallShield
3 15 (1.10%) Jenkins
4 13 (0.95%) AdminStudio
5 11 (0.80%) Git (software)
5 11 (0.80%) JIRA
6 9 (0.66%) Octopus Deploy
7 6 (0.44%) Hudson
8 4 (0.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 4 (0.29%) ClearCase
8 4 (0.29%) ClearQuest
8 4 (0.29%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (0.15%) Ant
9 2 (0.15%) Maven
9 2 (0.15%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 2 (0.15%) Subversion
9 2 (0.15%) Vagrant
9 2 (0.15%) Visual Studio
9 2 (0.15%) Wise Package Studio
10 1 (0.073%) SoapUI
General
1 157 (11.47%) Finance
2 53 (3.87%) Banking
3 36 (2.63%) Retail
4 18 (1.31%) Advertising
5 14 (1.02%) Legal
5 14 (1.02%) Telecoms
6 13 (0.95%) Local Government
7 11 (0.80%) Law
8 10 (0.73%) Back Office
8 10 (0.73%) Financial Institution
9 9 (0.66%) Manufacturing
9 9 (0.66%) Marketing
10 8 (0.58%) Publishing
11 6 (0.44%) Games
11 6 (0.44%) Investment Banking
12 5 (0.37%) Billing
12 5 (0.37%) Electronics
13 4 (0.29%) Front Office
13 4 (0.29%) Military
14 2 (0.15%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 203 (14.83%) Analyst
2 173 (12.64%) Desktop Support
3 152 (11.10%) Support Engineer
4 149 (10.88%) Architect
5 115 (8.40%) Consultant
6 109 (7.96%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 106 (7.74%) Windows Engineer
8 102 (7.45%) 2nd Line Support
9 99 (7.23%) SCCM Engineer
10 85 (6.21%) Support Analyst
11 83 (6.06%) Desktop Engineer
12 66 (4.82%) 3rd Line Support
13 60 (4.38%) 3rd Line Engineer
14 53 (3.87%) Administrator
15 49 (3.58%) SCCM Consultant
15 49 (3.58%) Technical Architect
16 48 (3.51%) Service Analyst
17 47 (3.43%) Active Directory Support
18 46 (3.36%) Applications Packager
18 46 (3.36%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (1.61%) Software Packaging
2 16 (1.17%) Web Services
3 11 (0.80%) .NET
4 10 (0.73%) XML
5 6 (0.44%) SAML
5 6 (0.44%) XMPP
6 5 (0.37%) Regular Expression
6 5 (0.37%) WAP
7 4 (0.29%) 802.1X
7 4 (0.29%) REST
8 3 (0.22%) JSON
9 2 (0.15%) Elastic Stack
9 2 (0.15%) HTML
9 2 (0.15%) LAPP Stack
10 1 (0.073%) ASP.NET
10 1 (0.073%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 1 (0.073%) COM
10 1 (0.073%) CSS
10 1 (0.073%) Flash
10 1 (0.073%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 101 (7.38%) Data Centre
2 72 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
3 55 (4.02%) Clustering
4 50 (3.65%) Blackberry
5 39 (2.85%) PKI
6 36 (2.63%) Management Information System
6 36 (2.63%) Smartphone
7 33 (2.41%) Fat Client
7 33 (2.41%) Thin Client
8 26 (1.90%) Replication
9 21 (1.53%) Video Conferencing
10 19 (1.39%) EPoS
11 18 (1.31%) iPhone
12 17 (1.24%) Client/Server
13 16 (1.17%) Driving Licence
13 16 (1.17%) iPad
14 13 (0.95%) Private Cloud
15 11 (0.80%) Computer Science
16 10 (0.73%) CESG
16 10 (0.73%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1104 (80.64%) Windows
2 393 (28.71%) Windows 7
3 390 (28.49%) Windows Server
4 372 (27.17%) Windows 10
5 241 (17.60%) Windows Server 2012
6 213 (15.56%) Windows Server 2008
7 95 (6.94%) Windows Server 2003
8 81 (5.92%) Windows 8
9 65 (4.75%) Linux
10 40 (2.92%) Windows Vista
11 39 (2.85%) Apple iOS
12 37 (2.70%) Android
13 35 (2.56%) Windows XP
14 23 (1.68%) Unix
15 20 (1.46%) Solaris
16 16 (1.17%) Mac OS X
17 15 (1.10%) Mac OS
17 15 (1.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 9 (0.66%) Windows 2000
19 6 (0.44%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 305 (22.28%) ITIL
2 213 (15.56%) Migration
3 89 (6.50%) Application Packaging
4 82 (5.99%) Service Management
5 56 (4.09%) Configuration Management
6 54 (3.94%) Incident Management
7 53 (3.87%) Service Delivery
8 49 (3.58%) Project Management
8 49 (3.58%) Software Deployment
9 47 (3.43%) Change Management
10 46 (3.36%) Agile Software Development
11 45 (3.29%) Patch Management
12 44 (3.21%) PRINCE2
13 43 (3.14%) DevOps
14 42 (3.07%) Asset Management
15 40 (2.92%) ITSM
16 39 (2.85%) Disaster Recovery
17 38 (2.78%) ITIL V3
18 37 (2.70%) High Availability
19 35 (2.56%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 292 (21.33%) PowerShell
2 148 (10.81%) SQL
3 79 (5.77%) VBScript
4 24 (1.75%) C
4 24 (1.75%) VB
5 19 (1.39%) Python
6 16 (1.17%) C#
6 16 (1.17%) Ruby
7 11 (0.80%) Bash Shell
8 9 (0.66%) Java
8 9 (0.66%) JavaScript
9 7 (0.51%) Perl
10 6 (0.44%) PHP
10 6 (0.44%) Shell Script
11 3 (0.22%) VB.NET
12 2 (0.15%) AppleScript
12 2 (0.15%) T-SQL
13 1 (0.073%) C++
Qualifications
1 216 (15.78%) Security Cleared
2 178 (13.00%) SC Cleared
3 116 (8.47%) Microsoft Certification
4 74 (5.41%) MCSE
5 41 (2.99%) DV Cleared
6 35 (2.56%) MCSA
7 34 (2.48%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 31 (2.26%) MCP
9 30 (2.19%) ITIL Certification
10 25 (1.83%) Degree
10 25 (1.83%) MCITP
11 20 (1.46%) Cisco Certification
12 19 (1.39%) CCNA
13 15 (1.10%) DBS Check
14 11 (0.80%) MCDST
15 10 (0.73%) MCTS
16 8 (0.58%) ISEB
16 8 (0.58%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 8 (0.58%) VCP6
17 6 (0.44%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 81 (5.92%) SLA
2 17 (1.24%) Disclosure Scotland
2 17 (1.24%) QA
3 12 (0.88%) PCI DSS
4 10 (0.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (0.44%) PMO
6 2 (0.15%) Cyber Essentials
6 2 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.073%) COBIT
7 1 (0.073%) COSO
7 1 (0.073%) ISO 22301
7 1 (0.073%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (0.073%) JSP 440
7 1 (0.073%) PMBOK
System Software
1 776 (56.68%) Active Directory
2 213 (15.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 166 (12.13%) Hyper-V
4 164 (11.98%) Microsoft App-V
5 125 (9.13%) XenApp
6 65 (4.75%) vSphere
7 60 (4.38%) XenDesktop
8 57 (4.16%) VMware ESXi
9 41 (2.99%) BitLocker
10 35 (2.56%) Virtual Machines
11 30 (2.19%) Virtual Desktop
12 14 (1.02%) DFS Replication
12 14 (1.02%) XenServer
13 10 (0.73%) Docker
14 8 (0.58%) Terminal Services
15 7 (0.51%) Virtual Servers
16 6 (0.44%) Firmware
16 6 (0.44%) vCloud
16 6 (0.44%) VMware Workstation
17 5 (0.37%) UAG
Systems Management
1 214 (15.63%) SCOM
2 71 (5.19%) WSUS
3 55 (4.02%) Microsoft Intune
4 41 (2.99%) SCOrch
5 34 (2.48%) vCenter Server
6 30 (2.19%) Norton AntiVirus
7 27 (1.97%) Microsoft Clustering
7 27 (1.97%) SCVMM
8 26 (1.90%) AirWatch
8 26 (1.90%) Opscode Chef
9 21 (1.53%) Puppet
10 20 (1.46%) McAfee ePO
10 20 (1.46%) SCSM
10 20 (1.46%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 19 (1.39%) NetBackup
11 19 (1.39%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
12 18 (1.31%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
13 14 (1.02%) Failover Clustering
13 14 (1.02%) OpenView Configuration Management
14 13 (0.95%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
Vendors
1 646 (47.19%) Microsoft
2 369 (26.95%) VMware
3 312 (22.79%) Citrix
4 164 (11.98%) HP
5 133 (9.72%) Cisco
6 74 (5.41%) Apple
7 69 (5.04%) Symantec
8 61 (4.46%) Dell
9 46 (3.36%) ServiceNow
10 39 (2.85%) McAfee
11 36 (2.63%) NetApp
12 34 (2.48%) Altiris
12 34 (2.48%) AppSense
13 27 (1.97%) Oracle
14 26 (1.90%) EMC
15 25 (1.83%) MobileIron
15 25 (1.83%) Sophos
16 23 (1.68%) LANDesk
16 23 (1.68%) SolarWinds
17 22 (1.61%) Google
Guildford, Surrey
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Rate: £175 - £200 per day
Posted: Yesterday
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Newport, Gwent
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Rate: £150 - £250 per day
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Parallel Consulting
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Lutterworth, Leicestershire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Rate: £105 - £155 per day
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Hertfordshire
JM
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Reading, Berkshire
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Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
IT Connections
Rate: 400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
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Gloucestershire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £200 - £225 per day +
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Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
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Rate: £392 - £451 per day
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Experis Ltd
Rate: £350.00 - £425.00 per day
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Bracknell, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £14 - £15 per hour
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London
Joseph Harry Ltd
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Bracknell, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
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Bracknell, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
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City, London
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Experis Ltd
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Shropshire
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Shropshire
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