The table below looks at the statistics for SCSM skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SCSM over the 3 months to 2 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
2 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft System Center Service Manager (SCSM)
Rank 614 614 599
Rank change year-on-year
0 -15
Contract jobs citing SCSM 14 31 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.028% 0.056% 0.068%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.26% 0.66% 0.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 18 17
Median daily rate £375 £325 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -18.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £285 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £456 £415 £420
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £325 £400
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -18.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 2
Median hourly rate £15.00 £12.00 £53.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -77.46%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £12.00 £53.25
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -77.46%

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
5438 4662 5049
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 10.84% 8.39% 8.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 3465 2853 3094
Median daily rate £475 £438 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% +9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 133 165 179
Median hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.10 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year
- -27.08%

SCSM
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing SCSM as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 2 December 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SCSM within the UK over the 3 months to 2 December 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -3 14 £375 +10.29% 1
South East +21 6 £375 +7.14% 1
West Sussex +6 4 £375 +7.14% 1
North West +6 3 - -
Manchester +3 3 - -
London -9 3 £300 -9.43%
City of London -6 2 £323 +158.00%
Berkshire +11 1 - -
Bracknell +2 1 - -
Cambridge - 1 - -
Erskine - 1 £445 -
Tyne and Wear - 1 £445 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 £445 -
North East - 1 £445 -
East of England - 1 - -
Hampshire - 1 - -
Renfrewshire - 1 £445 -
Scotland - 1 £445 -
Cambridgeshire - 1 - -

SCSM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing SCSM also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for SCSM.

1 24 (70.59%) Microsoft
2 23 (67.65%) Active Directory
3 19 (55.88%) SCCM
4 18 (52.94%) ITIL
5 15 (44.12%) Windows
6 14 (41.18%) SCOrch
7 13 (38.24%) SCOM
7 13 (38.24%) Security Cleared
8 11 (32.35%) SCVMM
8 11 (32.35%) PowerShell
8 11 (32.35%) Skype for Business
9 9 (26.47%) VMware
10 8 (23.53%) MS Excel
10 8 (23.53%) VBScript
10 8 (23.53%) SCDPM
10 8 (23.53%) SC Cleared
11 7 (20.59%) Windows 7
11 7 (20.59%) Client/Server
12 6 (17.65%) Configuration Management
12 6 (17.65%) SharePoint
12 6 (17.65%) Skype
13 5 (14.71%) Data Centre
13 5 (14.71%) Remote Desktop
13 5 (14.71%) Analytics
13 5 (14.71%) Microsoft Azure
13 5 (14.71%) Release Management
13 5 (14.71%) MS Exchange
13 5 (14.71%) VoIP
13 5 (14.71%) VPN
13 5 (14.71%) Mitel

SCSM
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 11 (32.35%) Skype for Business
2 6 (17.65%) SharePoint
3 5 (14.71%) MS Exchange
4 3 (8.82%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (2.94%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 8 (23.53%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.94%) MS Office
2 1 (2.94%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 5 (14.71%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (8.82%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (8.82%) Office 365
3 2 (5.88%) IaaS
4 1 (2.94%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (17.65%) Skype
2 5 (14.71%) Remote Desktop
2 5 (14.71%) VoIP
2 5 (14.71%) VPN
3 3 (8.82%) TCP/IP
4 2 (5.88%) DHCP
4 2 (5.88%) DNS
4 2 (5.88%) PBX
5 1 (2.94%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.94%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (2.94%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.94%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (2.94%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 3 (8.82%) Banking
1 3 (8.82%) Finance
2 2 (5.88%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.94%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 7 (20.59%) Analyst
2 5 (14.71%) Consultant
2 5 (14.71%) Mitel Engineer
3 4 (11.76%) IT Engineer
3 4 (11.76%) Service Analyst
3 4 (11.76%) Service Desk Analyst
4 3 (8.82%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
4 3 (8.82%) Field Engineer
4 3 (8.82%) Mitel Voice Engineer
4 3 (8.82%) Mitel VoIP Engineer
4 3 (8.82%) Service Manager
4 3 (8.82%) Systems Manager
4 3 (8.82%) Unified Communications Engineer
4 3 (8.82%) Voice Engineer
4 3 (8.82%) VoIP Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
5 2 (5.88%) IT Support
5 2 (5.88%) Windows Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) Wintel Analyst
5 2 (5.88%) Wintel Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.88%) Web Services
2 1 (2.94%) HTML
2 1 (2.94%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 7 (20.59%) Client/Server
2 5 (14.71%) Data Centre
3 2 (5.88%) BYOD
3 2 (5.88%) Public Cloud
3 2 (5.88%) Reinsurance
4 1 (2.94%) CESG
4 1 (2.94%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (2.94%) Fintech
4 1 (2.94%) PKI
4 1 (2.94%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 15 (44.12%) Windows
2 7 (20.59%) Windows 7
3 4 (11.76%) VMS
3 4 (11.76%) Windows Server
3 4 (11.76%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (11.76%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (8.82%) Windows 8
4 3 (8.82%) Windows Mobile
5 2 (5.88%) Android
5 2 (5.88%) Apple iOS
5 2 (5.88%) Mac OS
6 1 (2.94%) Linux
6 1 (2.94%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (52.94%) ITIL
2 6 (17.65%) Configuration Management
3 5 (14.71%) Analytics
3 5 (14.71%) Release Management
4 4 (11.76%) Capacity Planning
4 4 (11.76%) Change Management
5 3 (8.82%) Data Protection
6 2 (5.88%) Defect Management
6 2 (5.88%) Incident Management
6 2 (5.88%) Prototyping
6 2 (5.88%) SIEM
6 2 (5.88%) Software Distribution
7 1 (2.94%) Anti-Money Laundering
7 1 (2.94%) Application Packaging
7 1 (2.94%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (2.94%) Infrastructure Management
7 1 (2.94%) ITSM
7 1 (2.94%) Performance Monitoring
7 1 (2.94%) Problem Management
7 1 (2.94%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 11 (32.35%) PowerShell
2 8 (23.53%) VBScript
3 1 (2.94%) C
3 1 (2.94%) SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (38.24%) Security Cleared
2 8 (23.53%) SC Cleared
3 4 (11.76%) DV Cleared
4 3 (8.82%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (8.82%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.94%) SLA
System Software
1 23 (67.65%) Active Directory
2 2 (5.88%) DFS Replication
2 2 (5.88%) Hyper-V
2 2 (5.88%) Terminal Services
2 2 (5.88%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (2.94%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 19 (55.88%) SCCM
2 14 (41.18%) SCOrch
3 13 (38.24%) SCOM
4 11 (32.35%) SCVMM
5 8 (23.53%) SCDPM
6 3 (8.82%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 2 (5.88%) WSUS
8 1 (2.94%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 24 (70.59%) Microsoft
2 9 (26.47%) VMware
3 5 (14.71%) Mitel
4 2 (5.88%) Citrix
4 2 (5.88%) F5
4 2 (5.88%) Forcepoint
4 2 (5.88%) Fortinet
4 2 (5.88%) MobileIron
4 2 (5.88%) Sophos
5 1 (2.94%) CheckPoint