The table below looks at the statistics for SCSM skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SCSM over the 3 months to 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft System Center Service Manager (SCSM)
Rank 574 554 536
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -18
Contract jobs citing SCSM 33 28 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.061% 0.053% 0.028%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.78% 0.69% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 13 9
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.67% -16.47%
UK excluding London average daily rate £488 £360 £425
% change year-on-year
+35.41% -15.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £20.00 - -
UK excluding London average 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
4235 4040 3416
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.82% 7.67% 7.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 2646 2386 1935
Average daily rate £400 £380 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 182 148 179
Average hourly rate £20.19 £25.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.26% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.60 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.19 £25.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-19.26% +25.00%

SCSM
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SCSM within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within 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 22 May 2015.

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 19 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SCSM within the UK over the 3 months to 22 May 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -25 29 £488 +37.32% 1
South East -4 22 £520 +40.54%
Surrey +14 17 £520 +42.46%
Redhill - 15 £520 -
London -11 5 £295 -1.66%
Hampshire - 3 £342 -
City of London +8 2 £315 +5.00%
Scotland - 2 £329 -
Edinburgh - 2 £329 -
Berkshire -7 1 £488 +8.33%
West Sussex - 1 - -
Wiltshire - 1 - -
East of England - 1 - -
Hook - 1 £337 -
Hemel Hempstead - 1 - -
Bracknell - 1 £488 -
Hertfordshire - 1 - -
Swindon - 1 - -
South West - 1 - - 1

SCSM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 58 (85.29%) SCOM
2 46 (67.65%) Microsoft
3 42 (61.76%) Windows
4 34 (50.00%) SCOrch
5 24 (35.29%) PowerShell
6 22 (32.35%) SCCM
7 19 (27.94%) Incident Management
8 18 (26.47%) SQL
9 17 (25.00%) Capacity Management
10 14 (20.59%) Active Directory
10 14 (20.59%) Windows Server 2012
11 13 (19.12%) ITIL
11 13 (19.12%) VMware
12 12 (17.65%) Clustering
12 12 (17.65%) VBScript
12 12 (17.65%) Windows Server 2008
13 11 (16.18%) Hyper-V
13 11 (16.18%) VMware Infrastructure
14 10 (14.71%) UNIX
14 10 (14.71%) SCVMM
15 9 (13.24%) Security Cleared
15 9 (13.24%) Microsoft Certification
15 9 (13.24%) DHCP
15 9 (13.24%) DNS
15 9 (13.24%) Service Delivery
15 9 (13.24%) Performance Monitoring
16 8 (11.76%) Service Management
16 8 (11.76%) SharePoint
16 8 (11.76%) XML
16 8 (11.76%) WMI

SCSM
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 8 (11.76%) SharePoint
2 5 (7.35%) MS Exchange
3 4 (5.88%) Lync
4 3 (4.41%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (4.41%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (2.94%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (1.47%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 5 (7.35%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.94%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.94%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (13.24%) DHCP
1 9 (13.24%) DNS
2 7 (10.29%) SAN
3 3 (4.41%) VoIP
4 2 (2.94%) Unified Communications
5 1 (1.47%) BT 21CN
5 1 (1.47%) VLAN
5 1 (1.47%) WAN
5 1 (1.47%) SMS
5 1 (1.47%) Firewall
5 1 (1.47%) Intranet
5 1 (1.47%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.35%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (2.94%) Finance
Job Titles
1 23 (33.82%) Administrator
2 21 (30.88%) Systems Administrator
3 11 (16.18%) Consultant
4 6 (8.82%) Field Engineer
4 6 (8.82%) Developer
4 6 (8.82%) Windows Engineer
5 5 (7.35%) Service Manager
6 3 (4.41%) Systems Manager
6 3 (4.41%) Operations Manager
7 2 (2.94%) Technical Consultant
7 2 (2.94%) Systems Engineer
7 2 (2.94%) Analyst
7 2 (2.94%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (2.94%) Systems Developer
7 2 (2.94%) Desktop Engineer
7 2 (2.94%) IT Administrator
7 2 (2.94%) Implementation Manager
7 2 (2.94%) Windows Technical Consultant
7 2 (2.94%) Escalation Engineer
8 1 (1.47%) Data Centre Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (11.76%) XML
2 2 (2.94%) Application Packaging
3 1 (1.47%) Windows SharePoint Services
Miscellaneous
1 12 (17.65%) Clustering
2 6 (8.82%) Private Cloud
3 3 (4.41%) Client/Server
3 3 (4.41%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.47%) Mathematics
4 1 (1.47%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.47%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 42 (61.76%) Windows
2 14 (20.59%) Windows Server 2012
3 12 (17.65%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (14.71%) UNIX
5 6 (8.82%) HPUX
6 5 (7.35%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (4.41%) Windows 7
7 3 (4.41%) Windows 2000
8 2 (2.94%) Linux
8 2 (2.94%) Windows 8
9 1 (1.47%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (1.47%) Windows Vista
9 1 (1.47%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (27.94%) Incident Management
2 17 (25.00%) Capacity Management
3 13 (19.12%) ITIL
4 9 (13.24%) Service Delivery
4 9 (13.24%) Performance Monitoring
5 8 (11.76%) Service Management
6 6 (8.82%) Customer Engagement
6 6 (8.82%) Performance Tuning
7 5 (7.35%) Problem Management
8 3 (4.41%) Performance Management
8 3 (4.41%) Migration
8 3 (4.41%) Disaster Recovery
8 3 (4.41%) Configuration Management
9 2 (2.94%) Change Management
9 2 (2.94%) Release Management
9 2 (2.94%) Load Balancing
10 1 (1.47%) Logistics
10 1 (1.47%) CRM
10 1 (1.47%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 24 (35.29%) PowerShell
2 18 (26.47%) SQL
3 12 (17.65%) VBScript
4 1 (1.47%) VB
4 1 (1.47%) T-SQL
4 1 (1.47%) C#
4 1 (1.47%) C++
Qualifications
1 9 (13.24%) Security Cleared
1 9 (13.24%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (11.76%) Degree
3 7 (10.29%) MCSE
4 6 (8.82%) MCTS
4 6 (8.82%) MCITP
4 6 (8.82%) SC Cleared
5 2 (2.94%) CCA
6 1 (1.47%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.47%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (20.59%) Active Directory
2 11 (16.18%) Hyper-V
2 11 (16.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (7.35%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (2.94%) Forefront TMG
4 2 (2.94%) UAG
5 1 (1.47%) DFS Replication
5 1 (1.47%) vCloud
5 1 (1.47%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 58 (85.29%) SCOM
2 34 (50.00%) SCOrch
3 22 (32.35%) SCCM
4 10 (14.71%) SCVMM
5 8 (11.76%) WMI
6 6 (8.82%) SolarWinds Orion
7 5 (7.35%) SCDPM
8 3 (4.41%) MOM
9 2 (2.94%) HP Data Protector
10 1 (1.47%) Red Hat Satellite
10 1 (1.47%) WSUS
10 1 (1.47%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 1 (1.47%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 46 (67.65%) Microsoft
2 13 (19.12%) VMware
3 6 (8.82%) BMC
3 6 (8.82%) SolarWinds
4 4 (5.88%) HP
5 3 (4.41%) 3PAR
5 3 (4.41%) NetApp
5 3 (4.41%) Cisco
6 2 (2.94%) Citrix
7 1 (1.47%) Mitel
7 1 (1.47%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.47%) Apple
7 1 (1.47%) AppSense
7 1 (1.47%) BT