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 26 March 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
26 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft System Center Service Manager (SCSM)
Rank 558 545 518
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -27
Contract jobs citing SCSM 39 27 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.072% 0.051% 0.037%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.94% 0.69% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 17 7
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £334 £275 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £520 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Average hourly rate - £47.50 £43.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +10.46%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £47.50 £43.00
% change year-on-year
- +10.46%

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
4146 3922 2980
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.68% 7.48% 6.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 2492 2203 1709
Average daily rate £417 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 163 174 172
Average hourly rate £20.19 £20.50 £20.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.53% -0.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.95 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £45.00 £35.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.25 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +10.71%

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 26 March 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 30 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 26 March 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 -11 35 £450 - 5
South East +6 27 £463 -2.63% 3
West Sussex - 7 £475 -
Berkshire -8 6 £438 -12.50%
London +3 5 £463 +54.16%
City of London +12 3 £575 +91.66%
West Midlands - 2 £313 -
Reading +1 1 £400 -11.11%
Bracknell - 1 £488 -
Wales - 1 - -
East of England - 1 - -
South Wales - 1 - -
South West - - - - 1
East Midlands - - - - 1
North West - - - -
Caerphilly - - - -
Crawley - - - -
Huntingdon - - - -
Leeds - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Milton Keynes - - - -
Northampton - - - - 1
Nottingham - - - -
Poole - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Dorset - - - - 1

SCSM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 62 (81.58%) SCOM
2 43 (56.58%) Windows
2 43 (56.58%) Microsoft
3 36 (47.37%) SCOrch
4 27 (35.53%) PowerShell
5 23 (30.26%) SCCM
5 23 (30.26%) SQL
6 17 (22.37%) ITIL
7 16 (21.05%) Active Directory
7 16 (21.05%) Incident Management
8 15 (19.74%) Windows Server 2008
8 15 (19.74%) DHCP
8 15 (19.74%) DNS
8 15 (19.74%) Windows Server 2012
9 14 (18.42%) Capacity Management
9 14 (18.42%) Performance Monitoring
9 14 (18.42%) VBScript
9 14 (18.42%) Clustering
10 13 (17.11%) UNIX
10 13 (17.11%) VMware
11 12 (15.79%) Security Cleared
11 12 (15.79%) Problem Management
12 11 (14.47%) WMI
12 11 (14.47%) VMware Infrastructure
12 11 (14.47%) Hyper-V
12 11 (14.47%) XML
13 10 (13.16%) Service Management
13 10 (13.16%) Microsoft Certification
14 9 (11.84%) SC Cleared
14 9 (11.84%) Degree

SCSM
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 4 (5.26%) SharePoint
1 4 (5.26%) Lync
2 3 (3.95%) MS Exchange
3 2 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.32%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (1.32%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 4 (5.26%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.32%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (7.89%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 15 (19.74%) DHCP
1 15 (19.74%) DNS
2 7 (9.21%) SAN
3 1 (1.32%) SSH
3 1 (1.32%) Firewall
3 1 (1.32%) SMS
3 1 (1.32%) VoIP
General
1 3 (3.95%) French Language
1 3 (3.95%) German Language
1 3 (3.95%) Spanish Language
2 2 (2.63%) Finance
Job Titles
1 21 (27.63%) Administrator
2 17 (22.37%) Systems Administrator
3 11 (14.47%) Consultant
4 10 (13.16%) Escalation Engineer
5 8 (10.53%) Field Engineer
6 6 (7.89%) Windows Engineer
7 5 (6.58%) Service Manager
7 5 (6.58%) Systems Manager
8 4 (5.26%) Developer
8 4 (5.26%) Analyst
8 4 (5.26%) Operations Manager
8 4 (5.26%) Windows Administrator
9 3 (3.95%) 1st Line Support Analyst
9 3 (3.95%) Help Desk Support
9 3 (3.95%) Help Desk Support Analyst
9 3 (3.95%) Support Analyst
9 3 (3.95%) Help Desk Analyst
9 3 (3.95%) 1st Line Support
9 3 (3.95%) Support Engineer
10 2 (2.63%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (14.47%) XML
2 2 (2.63%) Application Packaging
3 1 (1.32%) Windows SharePoint Services
Miscellaneous
1 14 (18.42%) Clustering
2 2 (2.63%) Client/Server
2 2 (2.63%) Blackberry
2 2 (2.63%) CMDB
3 1 (1.32%) PKI
3 1 (1.32%) Mathematics
3 1 (1.32%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.32%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 43 (56.58%) Windows
2 15 (19.74%) Windows Server 2008
2 15 (19.74%) Windows Server 2012
3 13 (17.11%) UNIX
4 8 (10.53%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (7.89%) Windows 2000
5 6 (7.89%) HPUX
6 5 (6.58%) Linux
7 3 (3.95%) Windows 7
7 3 (3.95%) Mac OS
8 2 (2.63%) Windows 8
9 1 (1.32%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (1.32%) Windows Vista
9 1 (1.32%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (22.37%) ITIL
2 16 (21.05%) Incident Management
3 14 (18.42%) Capacity Management
3 14 (18.42%) Performance Monitoring
4 12 (15.79%) Problem Management
5 10 (13.16%) Service Management
6 8 (10.53%) Customer Engagement
7 6 (7.89%) Performance Tuning
8 4 (5.26%) Service Delivery
9 3 (3.95%) Performance Management
9 3 (3.95%) Change Management
9 3 (3.95%) Configuration Management
10 2 (2.63%) Disaster Recovery
10 2 (2.63%) Release Management
11 1 (1.32%) High Availability
11 1 (1.32%) Logistics
11 1 (1.32%) ITSM
11 1 (1.32%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 27 (35.53%) PowerShell
2 23 (30.26%) SQL
3 14 (18.42%) VBScript
4 5 (6.58%) C#
4 5 (6.58%) C++
5 4 (5.26%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.32%) VB
Qualifications
1 12 (15.79%) Security Cleared
2 10 (13.16%) Microsoft Certification
3 9 (11.84%) SC Cleared
3 9 (11.84%) Degree
4 8 (10.53%) MCTS
4 8 (10.53%) MCITP
4 8 (10.53%) MCSE
5 2 (2.63%) CCA
6 1 (1.32%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.32%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (21.05%) Active Directory
2 11 (14.47%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (14.47%) Hyper-V
3 4 (5.26%) XenApp
4 3 (3.95%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (2.63%) Forefront TMG
5 2 (2.63%) UAG
Systems Management
1 62 (81.58%) SCOM
2 36 (47.37%) SCOrch
3 23 (30.26%) SCCM
4 11 (14.47%) WMI
5 8 (10.53%) SCVMM
6 4 (5.26%) MOM
6 4 (5.26%) SolarWinds Orion
6 4 (5.26%) SCDPM
7 3 (3.95%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 2 (2.63%) HP Data Protector
9 1 (1.32%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 1 (1.32%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 1 (1.32%) Red Hat Satellite
9 1 (1.32%) Puppet
9 1 (1.32%) WSUS
9 1 (1.32%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 43 (56.58%) Microsoft
2 13 (17.11%) VMware
3 4 (5.26%) BMC
3 4 (5.26%) Citrix
3 4 (5.26%) Apple
3 4 (5.26%) SolarWinds
4 3 (3.95%) 3PAR
4 3 (3.95%) Intel
4 3 (3.95%) NetApp
4 3 (3.95%) HP
5 2 (2.63%) Cisco
6 1 (1.32%) Mitel
6 1 (1.32%) Symantec
6 1 (1.32%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.32%) Dell
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