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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft System Center Service Manager (SCSM)
Rank 549 537 514
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -23
Contract jobs citing SCSM 34 16 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.067% 0.033% 0.056%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.82% 0.46% 0.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 11 9
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£400 £325 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £162 £213 £267
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £325 £348
% change year-on-year
+23.07% -6.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 11
Average hourly rate £59.00 - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £59.00 - £37.50

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
4122 3508 2895
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 8.08% 7.28% 6.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 2501 2015 1567
Average daily rate £425 £387 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.74% +3.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £223 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £330 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.84% -5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 130 139 204
Average hourly rate £18.70 £18.50 £23.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.08% -22.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £33.78 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £21.00 £25.25
% change year-on-year
+2.38% -16.83%

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 30 January 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 28 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 30 January 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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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 -1 33 £400 +23.07% 2
South East +18 24 £400 -11.11% 2
Berkshire +23 22 £400 -11.11% 2
London -1 6 £230 -30.61%
West Midlands - 3 £193 -
Wales - 1 £410 -
South Wales - 1 £410 -
South West - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Milton Keynes - - - -
Nottingham - - - -
Poole - - - -
Wolverhampton - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Bracknell - - - - 1
Bristol - - - -
Caerphilly - - - -
Crawley - - - -
Leeds - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Dorset - - - -
Nottinghamshire - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
City of London - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
North West - - - -

SCSM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 55 (88.71%) SCOM
2 37 (59.68%) Microsoft
3 35 (56.45%) Windows
4 33 (53.23%) SCOrch
5 30 (48.39%) PowerShell
6 17 (27.42%) SQL
6 17 (27.42%) Active Directory
6 17 (27.42%) SCCM
7 15 (24.19%) VBScript
7 15 (24.19%) ITIL
8 14 (22.58%) DHCP
8 14 (22.58%) DNS
8 14 (22.58%) Incident Management
9 13 (20.97%) Performance Monitoring
10 12 (19.35%) Capacity Management
10 12 (19.35%) Microsoft Certification
11 11 (17.74%) XML
11 11 (17.74%) Degree
11 11 (17.74%) WMI
12 10 (16.13%) UNIX
13 9 (14.52%) MCSE
13 9 (14.52%) Microsoft Azure
14 8 (12.90%) Customer Engagement
14 8 (12.90%) MCTS
14 8 (12.90%) MCITP
14 8 (12.90%) Service Management
14 8 (12.90%) Linux
15 7 (11.29%) Clustering
15 7 (11.29%) Problem Management
15 7 (11.29%) Windows Server 2008

SCSM
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 2 (3.23%) MS Exchange
1 2 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (1.61%) Lync
2 1 (1.61%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (1.61%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (9.68%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.61%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.61%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 9 (14.52%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.61%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 14 (22.58%) DHCP
1 14 (22.58%) DNS
2 3 (4.84%) SSH
3 2 (3.23%) Network Security
4 1 (1.61%) VoIP
4 1 (1.61%) SAN
4 1 (1.61%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.61%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (1.61%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (4.84%) French Language
1 3 (4.84%) German Language
1 3 (4.84%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 20 (32.26%) Administrator
2 15 (24.19%) Systems Administrator
3 10 (16.13%) Escalation Engineer
4 9 (14.52%) Consultant
5 8 (12.90%) Field Engineer
6 5 (8.06%) Analyst
7 4 (6.45%) Systems Manager
8 3 (4.84%) 1st Line Support Analyst
8 3 (4.84%) Windows Administrator
8 3 (4.84%) IT Administrator
8 3 (4.84%) Help Desk Support
8 3 (4.84%) Help Desk Support Analyst
8 3 (4.84%) Operations Manager
8 3 (4.84%) Help Desk Analyst
8 3 (4.84%) 1st Line Support
8 3 (4.84%) Support Engineer
8 3 (4.84%) Support Analyst
9 2 (3.23%) Technical Consultant
9 2 (3.23%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 2 (3.23%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (17.74%) XML
2 4 (6.45%) Application Packaging
3 1 (1.61%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 7 (11.29%) Clustering
2 3 (4.84%) PKI
2 3 (4.84%) Mathematics
2 3 (4.84%) Computer Science
3 2 (3.23%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.23%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 35 (56.45%) Windows
2 10 (16.13%) UNIX
3 8 (12.90%) Linux
4 7 (11.29%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (9.68%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (4.84%) Windows 8
6 3 (4.84%) Mac OS
6 3 (4.84%) Windows 7
6 3 (4.84%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (4.84%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (24.19%) ITIL
2 14 (22.58%) Incident Management
3 13 (20.97%) Performance Monitoring
4 12 (19.35%) Capacity Management
5 8 (12.90%) Customer Engagement
5 8 (12.90%) Service Management
6 7 (11.29%) Problem Management
7 4 (6.45%) Logistics
8 2 (3.23%) Disaster Recovery
8 2 (3.23%) Performance Tuning
9 1 (1.61%) Mentoring
9 1 (1.61%) High Availability
9 1 (1.61%) Resource Management
9 1 (1.61%) Release Management
9 1 (1.61%) ERP
9 1 (1.61%) Change Management
9 1 (1.61%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 30 (48.39%) PowerShell
2 17 (27.42%) SQL
3 15 (24.19%) VBScript
4 5 (8.06%) C#
4 5 (8.06%) C++
5 4 (6.45%) T-SQL
5 4 (6.45%) VB
6 1 (1.61%) Java
Qualifications
1 12 (19.35%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (17.74%) Degree
3 9 (14.52%) MCSE
4 8 (12.90%) MCTS
4 8 (12.90%) MCITP
5 6 (9.68%) Security Cleared
5 6 (9.68%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.61%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 17 (27.42%) Active Directory
2 6 (9.68%) Hyper-V
3 4 (6.45%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (4.84%) XenApp
4 3 (4.84%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 55 (88.71%) SCOM
2 33 (53.23%) SCOrch
3 17 (27.42%) SCCM
4 11 (17.74%) WMI
5 7 (11.29%) SolarWinds Orion
6 6 (9.68%) SCVMM
7 4 (6.45%) MOM
7 4 (6.45%) BMC PATROL
7 4 (6.45%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 3 (4.84%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 3 (4.84%) Puppet
9 2 (3.23%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 1 (1.61%) Red Hat Satellite
10 1 (1.61%) WSUS
Vendors
1 37 (59.68%) Microsoft
2 7 (11.29%) SolarWinds
3 6 (9.68%) VMware
4 4 (6.45%) Apple
4 4 (6.45%) BMC
5 3 (4.84%) Dell
5 3 (4.84%) Intel
5 3 (4.84%) Citrix
5 3 (4.84%) Symantec
6 1 (1.61%) Mitel
6 1 (1.61%) JD Edwards
6 1 (1.61%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.61%) SAP
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