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 21 February 2017 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
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft System Center Service Manager (SCSM)
UK
Rank 588 619 589
Rank change year-on-year
+31 -30
Contract jobs citing SCSM 8 5 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.018% 0.010% 0.060%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.18% 0.11% 0.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 18
Median daily rate £450 £300 £444
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -32.39%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £300 £385
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £332 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 - £444
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £59.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £59.00

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
4517 4550 4530
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.96% 8.89% 8.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 3025 2862 2679
Median daily rate £475 £430 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.46% +2.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £285 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £370
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +8.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 101 135 147
Median hourly rate £28.25 £35.00 £21.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.28% +64.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.72 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £55.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.25 £35.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-42.14% +55.55%

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 21 February 2017.

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 8 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 21 February 2017. 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 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 +32 8 £450 +50.00% 2
London +8 3 £450 +50.00% 1
South East - 2 - -
City of London - 2 £450 -
Hertfordshire - 2 £300 -
Hampshire - 2 - -
East of England - 2 £300 -
Hertford - 1 £300 -

SCSM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 February 2017, 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 16 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 14 (58.33%) Microsoft
3 13 (54.17%) SCCM
4 12 (50.00%) Windows
5 11 (45.83%) PowerShell
6 10 (41.67%) Skype for Business
6 10 (41.67%) SCOM
7 9 (37.50%) SCOrch
8 8 (33.33%) ITIL
9 7 (29.17%) SCVMM
9 7 (29.17%) Microsoft Azure
9 7 (29.17%) Hyper-V
10 6 (25.00%) Skype
10 6 (25.00%) MS Excel
11 5 (20.83%) VoIP
11 5 (20.83%) Mitel
11 5 (20.83%) Windows Server
11 5 (20.83%) Windows 7
11 5 (20.83%) Security Cleared
11 5 (20.83%) VMware
12 4 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
12 4 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
12 4 (16.67%) IaaS
12 4 (16.67%) Data Centre
12 4 (16.67%) MS Office
12 4 (16.67%) Citrix
12 4 (16.67%) Configuration Management
13 3 (12.50%) SAN
13 3 (12.50%) Symantec
13 3 (12.50%) VBScript

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 10 (41.67%) Skype for Business
2 3 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (8.33%) MS Exchange
3 2 (8.33%) SharePoint
4 1 (4.17%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 6 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 4 (16.67%) MS Office
3 1 (4.17%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 7 (29.17%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (16.67%) IaaS
3 3 (12.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (25.00%) Skype
2 5 (20.83%) VoIP
3 3 (12.50%) iSCSI
3 3 (12.50%) SAN
4 2 (8.33%) Firewall
4 2 (8.33%) PBX
4 2 (8.33%) Remote Desktop
4 2 (8.33%) TCP/IP
5 1 (4.17%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.17%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (4.17%) SQL Server
1 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 3 (12.50%) Banking
2 2 (8.33%) Finance
2 2 (8.33%) Investment Banking
2 2 (8.33%) Telecoms
3 1 (4.17%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 5 (20.83%) Mitel Engineer
2 4 (16.67%) Analyst
2 4 (16.67%) Windows Engineer
3 3 (12.50%) Mitel Voice Engineer
3 3 (12.50%) Mitel VoIP Engineer
3 3 (12.50%) Unified Communications Engineer
3 3 (12.50%) Voice Engineer
3 3 (12.50%) VoIP Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) AWS Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Azure Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) IT Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) IT Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) IT Support
4 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Mitel PBX Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) PBX Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) PowerShell Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Telecoms Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.67%) Data Centre
2 3 (12.50%) Client/Server
2 3 (12.50%) Clustering
3 2 (8.33%) Public Cloud
4 1 (4.17%) BYOD
4 1 (4.17%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (4.17%) PKI
4 1 (4.17%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 12 (50.00%) Windows
2 5 (20.83%) Windows 7
2 5 (20.83%) Windows Server
3 4 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (4.17%) Android
4 1 (4.17%) Apple iOS
4 1 (4.17%) Linux
4 1 (4.17%) Mac OS
4 1 (4.17%) Windows 10
4 1 (4.17%) Windows 8
4 1 (4.17%) Windows Mobile
4 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (33.33%) ITIL
2 4 (16.67%) Configuration Management
3 3 (12.50%) Defect Management
3 3 (12.50%) Prototyping
3 3 (12.50%) Security Monitoring
4 2 (8.33%) SIEM
5 1 (4.17%) Anti-Money Laundering
5 1 (4.17%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (4.17%) Data Protection
5 1 (4.17%) Infrastructure Management
5 1 (4.17%) Mentoring
5 1 (4.17%) Performance Monitoring
5 1 (4.17%) Problem Management
5 1 (4.17%) Project Management
5 1 (4.17%) Service Delivery
5 1 (4.17%) Service Management
5 1 (4.17%) Software Distribution
5 1 (4.17%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 11 (45.83%) PowerShell
2 3 (12.50%) VBScript
3 1 (4.17%) C
3 1 (4.17%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (20.83%) Security Cleared
2 2 (8.33%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.17%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 16 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 7 (29.17%) Hyper-V
3 3 (12.50%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (12.50%) XenApp
4 2 (8.33%) BitLocker
5 1 (4.17%) Terminal Services
5 1 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 13 (54.17%) SCCM
2 10 (41.67%) SCOM
3 9 (37.50%) SCOrch
4 7 (29.17%) SCVMM
5 3 (12.50%) Microsoft Clustering
5 3 (12.50%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 2 (8.33%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (8.33%) SCDPM
7 1 (4.17%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
Vendors
1 14 (58.33%) Microsoft
2 5 (20.83%) Mitel
2 5 (20.83%) VMware
3 4 (16.67%) Citrix
4 3 (12.50%) F5
4 3 (12.50%) Symantec
5 2 (8.33%) Forcepoint
5 2 (8.33%) Fortinet
5 2 (8.33%) Intel Security
5 2 (8.33%) Palo Alto
5 2 (8.33%) Sophos
5 2 (8.33%) Veeam
6 1 (4.17%) CheckPoint
6 1 (4.17%) MobileIron
6 1 (4.17%) Remedy