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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft System Center Service Manager (SCSM)
Rank 555 543 536
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -7
Contract jobs citing SCSM 37 27 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.068% 0.053% 0.051%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.82% 0.74% 0.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 19 11
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£400 £338 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.51% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £213 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £338 £375
% change year-on-year
+18.51% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 9
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
4489 3666 3158
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 8.28% 7.16% 6.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 2803 2203 1667
Average daily rate £415 £388 £373
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.09% +3.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £503 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £330 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.84% -5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 148 140 208
Average hourly rate £20.00 £20.53 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.58% -10.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.02 £12.42 £13.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.88 £37.50 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £21.33 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-6.23% -14.68%

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 24 December 2014.

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 24 December 2014. 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 -19 36 £400 +18.51% 2
South East -17 25 £400 +8.47% 1
Berkshire +6 17 £400 +8.47% 1
Reading +26 15 £400 +14.28%
Surrey -1 7 - -
London +15 6 £110 -64.85%
West Midlands - 3 £193 -
East of England -9 2 £400 -
Cambridgeshire - 1 - -
Hertfordshire - 1 £400 -
Kent - - - -
Northamptonshire - - - -
Nottinghamshire - - - -
Swindon - - - -
Wolverhampton - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Milton Keynes - - - -
Northampton - - - -
Nottingham - - - -
Poole - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Bristol - - - -
Crawley - - - -
Huntingdon - - - -
Leeds - - - -
Dorset - - - -
Essex - - - -
South West - - - -
Sussex - - - -

SCSM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 50 (87.72%) SCOM
2 34 (59.65%) SCOrch
3 32 (56.14%) Microsoft
4 29 (50.88%) Windows
5 25 (43.86%) PowerShell
6 17 (29.82%) SCCM
7 16 (28.07%) Active Directory
8 13 (22.81%) Incident Management
9 12 (21.05%) Capacity Management
10 11 (19.30%) ITIL
10 11 (19.30%) SQL
11 10 (17.54%) VBScript
11 10 (17.54%) UNIX
12 9 (15.79%) Microsoft Azure
12 9 (15.79%) DHCP
12 9 (15.79%) DNS
12 9 (15.79%) Microsoft Certification
13 8 (14.04%) Linux
13 8 (14.04%) Performance Monitoring
14 7 (12.28%) Degree
14 7 (12.28%) Problem Management
14 7 (12.28%) Windows Server 2008
14 7 (12.28%) SolarWinds
14 7 (12.28%) SolarWinds Orion
14 7 (12.28%) SCVMM
15 6 (10.53%) SC Cleared
15 6 (10.53%) Security Cleared
15 6 (10.53%) Hyper-V
15 6 (10.53%) WMI
15 6 (10.53%) Windows Server 2012

SCSM
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 1 (1.75%) SharePoint
1 1 (1.75%) MS Exchange
1 1 (1.75%) SharePoint 2010
1 1 (1.75%) Lync
1 1 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 5 (8.77%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.75%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 9 (15.79%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.75%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (15.79%) DHCP
1 9 (15.79%) DNS
2 3 (5.26%) SSH
3 2 (3.51%) Network Security
4 1 (1.75%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.75%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.75%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 3 (5.26%) French Language
1 3 (5.26%) German Language
1 3 (5.26%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 20 (35.09%) Administrator
2 15 (26.32%) Systems Administrator
3 10 (17.54%) Escalation Engineer
4 9 (15.79%) Consultant
5 4 (7.02%) Analyst
5 4 (7.02%) Field Engineer
6 3 (5.26%) Support Analyst
6 3 (5.26%) Help Desk Analyst
6 3 (5.26%) 1st Line Support
6 3 (5.26%) Support Engineer
6 3 (5.26%) Systems Manager
6 3 (5.26%) Help Desk Support
6 3 (5.26%) Help Desk Support Analyst
6 3 (5.26%) IT Administrator
6 3 (5.26%) Windows Administrator
6 3 (5.26%) 1st Line Support Analyst
7 2 (3.51%) SCCM Consultant
7 2 (3.51%) Enterprise Architect
7 2 (3.51%) Monitoring Specialist
7 2 (3.51%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (10.53%) XML
2 4 (7.02%) Application Packaging
3 1 (1.75%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.26%) Clustering
1 3 (5.26%) PKI
1 3 (5.26%) Mathematics
1 3 (5.26%) Computer Science
2 2 (3.51%) CMDB
2 2 (3.51%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 29 (50.88%) Windows
2 10 (17.54%) UNIX
3 8 (14.04%) Linux
4 7 (12.28%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (10.53%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (5.26%) Mac OS
6 3 (5.26%) Windows 7
6 3 (5.26%) Windows 8
6 3 (5.26%) Windows 2000
6 3 (5.26%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (22.81%) Incident Management
2 12 (21.05%) Capacity Management
3 11 (19.30%) ITIL
4 8 (14.04%) Performance Monitoring
5 7 (12.28%) Problem Management
6 4 (7.02%) Service Management
6 4 (7.02%) Logistics
6 4 (7.02%) Customer Engagement
7 2 (3.51%) Performance Tuning
8 1 (1.75%) High Availability
8 1 (1.75%) Mentoring
8 1 (1.75%) Change Management
8 1 (1.75%) Disaster Recovery
8 1 (1.75%) ERP
8 1 (1.75%) Configuration Management
8 1 (1.75%) Release Management
8 1 (1.75%) Data Protection
8 1 (1.75%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (43.86%) PowerShell
2 11 (19.30%) SQL
3 10 (17.54%) VBScript
4 5 (8.77%) C#
4 5 (8.77%) C++
5 4 (7.02%) T-SQL
5 4 (7.02%) VB
6 1 (1.75%) Java
Qualifications
1 9 (15.79%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (12.28%) Degree
3 6 (10.53%) SC Cleared
3 6 (10.53%) Security Cleared
4 5 (8.77%) MCSE
5 4 (7.02%) MCTS
5 4 (7.02%) MCITP
6 1 (1.75%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 16 (28.07%) Active Directory
2 6 (10.53%) Hyper-V
3 4 (7.02%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (5.26%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 50 (87.72%) SCOM
2 34 (59.65%) SCOrch
3 17 (29.82%) SCCM
4 7 (12.28%) SCVMM
4 7 (12.28%) SolarWinds Orion
5 6 (10.53%) WMI
6 4 (7.02%) BMC PATROL
6 4 (7.02%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 3 (5.26%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 3 (5.26%) MOM
7 3 (5.26%) Puppet
8 2 (3.51%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 1 (1.75%) WSUS
9 1 (1.75%) Red Hat Satellite
9 1 (1.75%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 32 (56.14%) Microsoft
2 7 (12.28%) SolarWinds
3 6 (10.53%) VMware
4 4 (7.02%) BMC
4 4 (7.02%) Apple
5 3 (5.26%) Dell
5 3 (5.26%) Intel
5 3 (5.26%) Citrix
5 3 (5.26%) Symantec
6 1 (1.75%) SAP
6 1 (1.75%) JD Edwards
6 1 (1.75%) Red Hat