The table below looks at the statistics for SCSM skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SCSM over the 3 months to 1 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

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.

3 months to
1 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft System Center Service Manager (SCSM)
Rank 614 613 613
Rank change year-on-year
-1 0
Contract jobs citing SCSM 24 30 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.045% 0.053% 0.043%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.40% 0.63% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 12 8
Median daily rate £300 £485 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-38.14% +36.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £290 £332
10% offered a daily rate of more than £446 £547 £398
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £520 £355
% change year-on-year
-34.61% +46.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £22.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Systems Management category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Systems Management Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
6066 4757 4347
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 11.34% 8.47% 8.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 3906 2914 2524
Median daily rate £450 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £550 £517
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £377 £338
% change year-on-year
+5.99% +11.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 145 158 130
Median hourly rate £29.00 £21.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+38.09% +10.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.05 £13.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £40.00 £38.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.70 £21.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+65.23% +7.69%

SCSM
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing SCSM as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Systems Management category.

SCSM Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

SCSM
Daily Rate Trend

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

SCSM Daily Rate Trend in the UK

SCSM
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SCSM within the UK over the 3 months to 1 July 2016.

SCSM Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

SCSM
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SCSM within the UK.

SCSM Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

SCSM
Top 23 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SCSM within the UK over the 3 months to 1 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -1 24 £300 -38.14% 1
South East 0 11 £335 -35.57%
Hampshire +11 10 £335 -14.81%
London -6 7 £235 -21.99%
Hook +6 5 £340 +1.04%
City of London +32 4 £170 -46.03%
Yorkshire - 4 £281 - 1
Doncaster - 2 £281 -
Basingstoke - 2 - -
South Yorkshire - 2 £281 -
South West -1 1 £400 -27.27%
Gloucestershire - 1 £400 -
North West - 1 £500 -
Liverpool - 1 £500 -
Cheshire - 1 £500 -
Merseyside - 1 £500 -
Berkshire - 1 - -
Leeds - 1 - - 1
North Yorkshire - 1 - -
West Yorkshire - 1 - - 1
Reading - 1 - -
Warrington - 1 £500 -
Redcar - 1 - -

SCSM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing SCSM 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 SCSM.

1 30 (85.71%) Microsoft
2 27 (77.14%) Active Directory
3 26 (74.29%) SCCM
4 22 (62.86%) SCOM
5 20 (57.14%) VMware
6 19 (54.29%) Security Cleared
7 15 (42.86%) SCVMM
7 15 (42.86%) VBScript
7 15 (42.86%) ITIL
8 14 (40.00%) MS Excel
8 14 (40.00%) SC Cleared
8 14 (40.00%) PowerShell
9 13 (37.14%) SCDPM
9 13 (37.14%) Windows
10 12 (34.29%) SharePoint
11 11 (31.43%) Client/Server
12 10 (28.57%) SCOrch
13 9 (25.71%) Configuration Management
14 8 (22.86%) Cisco
15 7 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
15 7 (20.00%) Office 365
15 7 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
15 7 (20.00%) Release Management
15 7 (20.00%) Windows Server
16 6 (17.14%) Prototyping
16 6 (17.14%) Defect Management
16 6 (17.14%) SQL
17 5 (14.29%) Linux
17 5 (14.29%) DHCP
17 5 (14.29%) VPN

SCSM
Top Related 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 12 (34.29%) SharePoint
2 3 (8.57%) MS Exchange
2 3 (8.57%) Skype for Business
3 2 (5.71%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (5.71%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 14 (40.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (8.57%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 7 (20.00%) Office 365
2 3 (8.57%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.86%) PaaS
3 1 (2.86%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (14.29%) DHCP
1 5 (14.29%) DNS
1 5 (14.29%) VPN
2 3 (8.57%) SAN
3 1 (2.86%) Firewall
3 1 (2.86%) iSCSI
3 1 (2.86%) LAN
3 1 (2.86%) Remote Desktop
3 1 (2.86%) VoIP
3 1 (2.86%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.86%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (2.86%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.86%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (5.71%) StarTeam
General
1 2 (5.71%) Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (14.29%) Analyst
2 4 (11.43%) Administrator
2 4 (11.43%) Consultant
3 3 (8.57%) Designer
3 3 (8.57%) Integration Engineer
3 3 (8.57%) IT Engineer
3 3 (8.57%) SCCM Engineer
3 3 (8.57%) Systems Designer
3 3 (8.57%) Systems Engineer
3 3 (8.57%) Technical Administrator
4 2 (5.71%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 2 (5.71%) Field Engineer
4 2 (5.71%) Microsoft Consultant
4 2 (5.71%) Service Analyst
4 2 (5.71%) Service Desk Analyst
4 2 (5.71%) Systems Administrator
4 2 (5.71%) Technical Writer
4 2 (5.71%) Windows Engineer
4 2 (5.71%) Wintel Engineer
5 1 (2.86%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.71%) HTML
1 2 (5.71%) HTML5
2 1 (2.86%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 11 (31.43%) Client/Server
2 2 (5.71%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.86%) CESG
3 1 (2.86%) Statistics
3 1 (2.86%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 13 (37.14%) Windows
2 7 (20.00%) Windows Server
2 7 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 7 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (14.29%) Linux
3 5 (14.29%) Windows 7
4 4 (11.43%) VMS
5 3 (8.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (8.57%) Windows 10
6 2 (5.71%) Windows Mobile
7 1 (2.86%) Data ONTAP
7 1 (2.86%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (42.86%) ITIL
2 9 (25.71%) Configuration Management
3 7 (20.00%) Release Management
4 6 (17.14%) Defect Management
4 6 (17.14%) Prototyping
5 5 (14.29%) Analytics
6 4 (11.43%) Capacity Planning
6 4 (11.43%) Change Management
7 3 (8.57%) Data Protection
7 3 (8.57%) Incident Management
7 3 (8.57%) Open Source
8 2 (5.71%) Knowledge Management
8 2 (5.71%) Migration
8 2 (5.71%) Project Management
8 2 (5.71%) Root Cause Analysis
9 1 (2.86%) Capacity Management
9 1 (2.86%) ITSM
9 1 (2.86%) Performance Tuning
9 1 (2.86%) Service Management
9 1 (2.86%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 15 (42.86%) VBScript
2 14 (40.00%) PowerShell
3 6 (17.14%) SQL
4 3 (8.57%) VB
Qualifications
1 19 (54.29%) Security Cleared
2 14 (40.00%) SC Cleared
3 5 (14.29%) ITIL Certification
4 4 (11.43%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (8.57%) MCSA
5 3 (8.57%) MCSE
6 2 (5.71%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (5.71%) DV Cleared
7 1 (2.86%) CTC Cleared
System Software
1 27 (77.14%) Active Directory
2 5 (14.29%) Hyper-V
2 5 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (5.71%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (2.86%) DFS Replication
4 1 (2.86%) NFS
Systems Management
1 26 (74.29%) SCCM
2 22 (62.86%) SCOM
3 15 (42.86%) SCVMM
4 13 (37.14%) SCDPM
5 10 (28.57%) SCOrch
6 4 (11.43%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 1 (2.86%) Backup Exec
7 1 (2.86%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 1 (2.86%) MIIS
7 1 (2.86%) OVSD
7 1 (2.86%) WSUS
Vendors
1 30 (85.71%) Microsoft
2 20 (57.14%) VMware
3 8 (22.86%) Cisco
4 3 (8.57%) Citrix
4 3 (8.57%) Dell
4 3 (8.57%) Red Hat
5 2 (5.71%) Borland
5 2 (5.71%) NetApp
5 2 (5.71%) Oracle
6 1 (2.86%) arcserve
6 1 (2.86%) HP
6 1 (2.86%) Mitel
6 1 (2.86%) Symantec
6 1 (2.86%) Veeam