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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft System Center Service Manager (SCSM)
Rank 620 584 571
Rank change year-on-year
-36 -13
Contract jobs citing SCSM 6 28 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.012% 0.054% 0.034%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.14% 0.64% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 16 10
Average daily rate £300 £400 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +18.51%
UK excluding London average daily rate - £400 £363
% change year-on-year
- +10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £12.00 £59.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-79.66% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.00 £59.00 -
% change year-on-year
-79.66% -

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
4383 4362 3801
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 8.52% 8.42% 7.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 2761 2590 2136
Average daily rate £425 £425 £382
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +11.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £365 £343
% change year-on-year
+7.53% +6.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 135 143 142
Average hourly rate £30.00 £19.00 £19.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+57.89% -1.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £46.00 £34.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £21.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+62.79% -

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
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 6 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 12 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -24 6 £300 -25.00% 6
London +7 4 £300 -14.28% 3
West Midlands -15 1 - -
Manchester - 1 - -
Rochdale - 1 - -
North West - 1 - -

SCSM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 31 (79.49%) Microsoft
2 30 (76.92%) Windows
3 27 (69.23%) SCCM
4 18 (46.15%) Active Directory
5 17 (43.59%) ITIL
5 17 (43.59%) SCOM
6 14 (35.90%) Windows Server
7 13 (33.33%) Windows 7
8 12 (30.77%) SCVMM
9 11 (28.21%) Migration
9 11 (28.21%) SCOrch
10 10 (25.64%) Problem Management
10 10 (25.64%) Windows Server 2012
11 9 (23.08%) MS Excel
12 8 (20.51%) SQL Server
12 8 (20.51%) MS Office
12 8 (20.51%) Change Control
13 7 (17.95%) Microsoft App-V
13 7 (17.95%) Documentum
13 7 (17.95%) Service Desk Management
14 6 (15.38%) VBA
14 6 (15.38%) EDRMS
14 6 (15.38%) Skype for Business
14 6 (15.38%) PowerShell
14 6 (15.38%) Spreadsheet
15 5 (12.82%) Security Cleared
15 5 (12.82%) SharePoint
15 5 (12.82%) Change Management
15 5 (12.82%) Service Management
16 4 (10.26%) AdminStudio

SCSM
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 7 (17.95%) Documentum
2 6 (15.38%) Skype for Business
3 5 (12.82%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (2.56%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 9 (23.08%) MS Excel
2 8 (20.51%) MS Office
3 6 (15.38%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.13%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (5.13%) Office 365
2 1 (2.56%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (10.26%) Intranet
2 2 (5.13%) Remote Desktop
2 2 (5.13%) SAN
2 2 (5.13%) Unified Communications
2 2 (5.13%) VoIP
3 1 (2.56%) DHCP
3 1 (2.56%) DNS
3 1 (2.56%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (20.51%) SQL Server
2 6 (15.38%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 4 (10.26%) AdminStudio
2 1 (2.56%) MSI
General
1 3 (7.69%) Games
2 2 (5.13%) Banking
2 2 (5.13%) Investment Banking
3 1 (2.56%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (25.64%) Applications Support
2 8 (20.51%) Analyst
3 7 (17.95%) Applications Support Analyst
3 7 (17.95%) SCCM Engineer
3 7 (17.95%) Support Analyst
4 5 (12.82%) Architect
4 5 (12.82%) Systems Manager
5 4 (10.26%) Support Engineer
6 3 (7.69%) 1st/2nd Line Support
6 3 (7.69%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 3 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support
6 3 (7.69%) Applications Engineer
6 3 (7.69%) Applications Support Engineer
6 3 (7.69%) Consultant
6 3 (7.69%) Microsoft Engineer
6 3 (7.69%) Service Manager
6 3 (7.69%) Technical Leader
7 2 (5.13%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
7 2 (5.13%) Games Engineer
7 2 (5.13%) Hyper-V Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.56%) Flash
1 1 (2.56%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.13%) Data Centre
2 1 (2.56%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.56%) BYOD
2 1 (2.56%) Client/Server
2 1 (2.56%) Device Driver
2 1 (2.56%) Fat Client
2 1 (2.56%) NHS
2 1 (2.56%) Private Cloud
2 1 (2.56%) Thin Client
2 1 (2.56%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 30 (76.92%) Windows
2 14 (35.90%) Windows Server
3 13 (33.33%) Windows 7
4 10 (25.64%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (5.13%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (2.56%) Android
6 1 (2.56%) Apple iOS
6 1 (2.56%) Mac OS
6 1 (2.56%) Windows 10
6 1 (2.56%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (43.59%) ITIL
2 11 (28.21%) Migration
3 10 (25.64%) Problem Management
4 8 (20.51%) Change Control
5 7 (17.95%) Service Desk Management
6 5 (12.82%) Change Management
6 5 (12.82%) Service Management
7 4 (10.26%) Data Protection
8 3 (7.69%) Incident Management
9 2 (5.13%) Disaster Recovery
9 2 (5.13%) ITSM
9 2 (5.13%) Load Balancing
9 2 (5.13%) Performance Tuning
9 2 (5.13%) Requirements Analysis
10 1 (2.56%) Dashboard Development
10 1 (2.56%) Functional Testing
10 1 (2.56%) Patch Management
10 1 (2.56%) Protective Monitoring
10 1 (2.56%) Software Distribution
10 1 (2.56%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (15.38%) PowerShell
1 6 (15.38%) VBA
2 4 (10.26%) SQL
3 1 (2.56%) Java
Qualifications
1 5 (12.82%) Security Cleared
2 4 (10.26%) SC Cleared
3 3 (7.69%) DV Cleared
4 2 (5.13%) MCSE
4 2 (5.13%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (2.56%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.56%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (46.15%) Active Directory
2 7 (17.95%) Microsoft App-V
3 4 (10.26%) Hyper-V
3 4 (10.26%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (5.13%) vSphere
5 1 (2.56%) DFS Replication
5 1 (2.56%) Terminal Services
5 1 (2.56%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (2.56%) XenApp
5 1 (2.56%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 27 (69.23%) SCCM
2 17 (43.59%) SCOM
3 12 (30.77%) SCVMM
4 11 (28.21%) SCOrch
5 4 (10.26%) SCDPM
5 4 (10.26%) Windows Intune
6 2 (5.13%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 2 (5.13%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 2 (5.13%) WSUS
7 1 (2.56%) vRealize
Vendors
1 31 (79.49%) Microsoft
2 4 (10.26%) Citrix
2 4 (10.26%) VMware
3 3 (7.69%) CA
3 3 (7.69%) Nimsoft
4 2 (5.13%) AppSense
4 2 (5.13%) Dell
4 2 (5.13%) HP
5 1 (2.56%) MobileIron
5 1 (2.56%) Perforce
5 1 (2.56%) Sitecore