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 27 May 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
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft System Center Service Manager (SCSM)
Rank 635 595 588
Rank change year-on-year
-40 -7
Contract jobs citing SCSM 21 32 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.039% 0.059% 0.051%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.37% 0.72% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 12 12
Median daily rate £325 £418 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.20% +17.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £316 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £424 £520 £398
UK excluding London median daily rate £349 £488 £360
% change year-on-year
-28.46% +35.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £22.00 £20.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £20.00 -

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
5712 4424 4159
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 10.47% 8.13% 7.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 3637 2748 2460
Median daily rate £450 £400 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +3.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £550 £502
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 119 182 147
Median hourly rate £26.50 £20.19 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.28% -15.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £12.50 £11.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £35.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £20.19 £24.50
% change year-on-year
+73.39% -17.61%

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 27 May 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 18 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 27 May 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 -30 21 £325 -33.33% 4
South East -26 10 £428 -17.78% 1
Hampshire +3 9 £428 +24.90%
Hook +5 5 £428 +27.04%
London -7 4 £325 +10.16% 3
Yorkshire - 4 £281 -
South West -6 3 - -
Gloucestershire - 3 - -
City of London +37 2 £325 +3.17%
Doncaster - 2 £281 -
South Yorkshire - 2 £281 -
Basingstoke - 2 - -
Buckinghamshire - 1 - -
Leeds - 1 - -
North Yorkshire - 1 - -
West Yorkshire - 1 - -
Milton Keynes - 1 - -
Redcar - 1 - -

SCSM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 23 (85.19%) Microsoft
2 19 (70.37%) SCCM
3 18 (66.67%) Active Directory
4 16 (59.26%) SCOM
5 14 (51.85%) VMware
6 11 (40.74%) Windows
6 11 (40.74%) MS Excel
6 11 (40.74%) Security Cleared
7 10 (37.04%) SharePoint
8 9 (33.33%) ITIL
8 9 (33.33%) VBScript
8 9 (33.33%) PowerShell
9 8 (29.63%) SC Cleared
9 8 (29.63%) SCVMM
9 8 (29.63%) Cisco
9 8 (29.63%) Configuration Management
10 6 (22.22%) Client/Server
10 6 (22.22%) Hyper-V
10 6 (22.22%) SCDPM
10 6 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
10 6 (22.22%) Office 365
10 6 (22.22%) Defect Management
10 6 (22.22%) Windows Server
11 5 (18.52%) SCOrch
11 5 (18.52%) Windows Server 2008
11 5 (18.52%) VMware Infrastructure
11 5 (18.52%) SQL
12 4 (14.81%) Linux
12 4 (14.81%) DHCP
12 4 (14.81%) DNS

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 10 (37.04%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (3.70%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 11 (40.74%) MS Excel
2 3 (11.11%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (22.22%) Office 365
2 4 (14.81%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (3.70%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (14.81%) DHCP
1 4 (14.81%) DNS
2 3 (11.11%) SAN
3 1 (3.70%) Firewall
3 1 (3.70%) iSCSI
3 1 (3.70%) LAN
3 1 (3.70%) VPN
3 1 (3.70%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.70%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 2 (7.41%) StarTeam
2 1 (3.70%) MSI
Job Titles
1 4 (14.81%) SCCM Engineer
2 3 (11.11%) Designer
2 3 (11.11%) Integration Engineer
2 3 (11.11%) Systems Designer
2 3 (11.11%) Technical Leader
3 2 (7.41%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 2 (7.41%) Administrator
3 2 (7.41%) Analyst
3 2 (7.41%) Architect
3 2 (7.41%) Consultant
3 2 (7.41%) Systems Engineer
3 2 (7.41%) Technical Architect
3 2 (7.41%) Technical Writer
3 2 (7.41%) Wintel Engineer
4 1 (3.70%) ITIL Service Architect
4 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Engineer
4 1 (3.70%) NetApp Specialist
4 1 (3.70%) Service Desk Administrator
4 1 (3.70%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (3.70%) Wintel Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.70%) HTML
1 1 (3.70%) HTML5
1 1 (3.70%) Software Packaging
1 1 (3.70%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 6 (22.22%) Client/Server
2 1 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.70%) Data Centre
2 1 (3.70%) Private Cloud
2 1 (3.70%) Statistics
2 1 (3.70%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 11 (40.74%) Windows
2 6 (22.22%) Windows Server
2 6 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (18.52%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (14.81%) Linux
4 4 (14.81%) Windows 10
4 4 (14.81%) Windows 7
5 3 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (3.70%) Data ONTAP
6 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (33.33%) ITIL
2 8 (29.63%) Configuration Management
3 6 (22.22%) Defect Management
4 3 (11.11%) ITSM
4 3 (11.11%) Migration
4 3 (11.11%) Open Source
5 2 (7.41%) Data Protection
5 2 (7.41%) Incident Management
5 2 (7.41%) Knowledge Management
5 2 (7.41%) Performance Testing
5 2 (7.41%) Project Management
5 2 (7.41%) Release Management
5 2 (7.41%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (3.70%) Capacity Management
6 1 (3.70%) Dashboard Development
6 1 (3.70%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (3.70%) Problem Management
6 1 (3.70%) Protective Monitoring
6 1 (3.70%) Server Virtualisation
6 1 (3.70%) Service Desk Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (33.33%) PowerShell
1 9 (33.33%) VBScript
2 5 (18.52%) SQL
3 3 (11.11%) VB
Qualifications
1 11 (40.74%) Security Cleared
2 8 (29.63%) SC Cleared
3 3 (11.11%) MCSA
3 3 (11.11%) MCSE
3 3 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (7.41%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (7.41%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (3.70%) CTC Cleared
5 1 (3.70%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.70%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 6 (22.22%) Hyper-V
3 5 (18.52%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (3.70%) NFS
4 1 (3.70%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 19 (70.37%) SCCM
2 16 (59.26%) SCOM
3 8 (29.63%) SCVMM
4 6 (22.22%) SCDPM
5 5 (18.52%) SCOrch
6 3 (11.11%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 1 (3.70%) Backup Exec
7 1 (3.70%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 1 (3.70%) MIIS
7 1 (3.70%) OVSD
Vendors
1 23 (85.19%) Microsoft
2 14 (51.85%) VMware
3 8 (29.63%) Cisco
4 3 (11.11%) Citrix
4 3 (11.11%) Dell
4 3 (11.11%) Red Hat
5 2 (7.41%) Borland
5 2 (7.41%) Oracle
6 1 (3.70%) arcserve
6 1 (3.70%) HP
6 1 (3.70%) NetApp
6 1 (3.70%) Symantec
6 1 (3.70%) Veeam
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