The first table below looks at the demand for SCSM skills in IT contracts advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SCSM over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Systems Management category for the Reading region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft System Center Service Manager (SCSM)
Rank 71 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing SCSM 2 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.19% - -
As % of the Systems Management category 2.00% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Average daily rate £525 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £425 £450
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -5.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.50 £43.00 -
% change year-on-year
+10.46% -
Systems Management Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
100 57 84
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 9.31% 7.38% 7.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 19 37
Average daily rate £350 £370 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.40% +12.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £229 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £532 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 9 0
Average hourly rate - £17.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +8.10%
SCSM
Berkshire

SCSM
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SCSM across the Reading region as a proportion of the total demand within the Systems Management category.

SCSM Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

SCSM
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SCSM across the Reading region.

SCSM Daily Rate Trend in Reading

SCSM
Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SCSM across the Reading region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

SCSM Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

SCSM
Top 16 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading region citing SCSM also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SCSM.

1 7 (77.78%) SCOM
2 6 (66.67%) SCOrch
3 4 (44.44%) SQL
3 4 (44.44%) Microsoft
4 3 (33.33%) C#
4 3 (33.33%) C++
4 3 (33.33%) T-SQL
4 3 (33.33%) PowerShell
5 2 (22.22%) Project Management
5 2 (22.22%) Security Cleared
6 1 (11.11%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (11.11%) UNIX
6 1 (11.11%) Windows
6 1 (11.11%) Linux
6 1 (11.11%) Active Directory
6 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared

SCSM
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading region citing SCSM also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SCSM. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (11.11%) SharePoint Server
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Escalation Engineer
1 4 (44.44%) Support Engineer
2 3 (33.33%) Consultant
3 2 (22.22%) Systems Manager
4 1 (11.11%) Technical Specialist
4 1 (11.11%) Technical Support Manager
4 1 (11.11%) Technical Support Specialist
4 1 (11.11%) Technical Manager
4 1 (11.11%) Support Manager
4 1 (11.11%) Technical Operations Manager
4 1 (11.11%) Exchange Consultant
4 1 (11.11%) Technical Support
4 1 (11.11%) Support Specialist
4 1 (11.11%) Technical Consultant
4 1 (11.11%) Operations Manager
4 1 (11.11%) Service Manager
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) UNIX
1 1 (11.11%) Windows
1 1 (11.11%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (22.22%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (44.44%) SQL
2 3 (33.33%) C#
2 3 (33.33%) C++
2 3 (33.33%) T-SQL
2 3 (33.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) Security Cleared
2 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 1 (11.11%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (77.78%) SCOM
2 6 (66.67%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 4 (44.44%) Microsoft