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 28 September 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
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft System Center Service Manager (SCSM)
Rank 632 637 615
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -22
Contract jobs citing SCSM 16 23 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.030% 0.040% 0.035%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.28% 0.48% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 18 7
Median daily rate £375 £338 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -15.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £250 £236
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £388 £395
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -1.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
Median hourly rate £15.00 - £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 - £47.50

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
5717 4833 4862
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 10.70% 8.32% 8.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 3601 2972 2886
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £294 £255 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 125 180 186
Median hourly rate £22.50 £18.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.62% -17.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.40 £11.72 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.06 £43.00 £47.13
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.50 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+17.50% -11.11%

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 28 September 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 20 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 28 September 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 +18 16 £375 -6.25%
South East +18 6 £375 -15.49%
West Sussex - 5 £375 -
London -10 4 £223 -15.23%
South West +11 3 £450 -5.26%
North West +13 2 - -
Gloucestershire - 2 - -
City of London +20 1 £145 -47.27%
Swindon +8 1 £450 -18.18%
Liverpool +7 1 - -
Wiltshire +7 1 £450 -5.26%
Merseyside +5 1 - -
Herefordshire -3 1 £450 +5.88%
Hereford -5 1 £450 +5.88%
West Midlands -21 1 £450 +5.88%
Crawley - 1 £375 -
Bracknell - 1 - -
Gloucester - 1 - -
Berkshire - 1 - -
Manchester - 1 - -

SCSM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 September 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 30 (75.00%) Microsoft
1 30 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 26 (65.00%) SCCM
3 22 (55.00%) ITIL
4 20 (50.00%) Windows
5 17 (42.50%) SCOM
6 16 (40.00%) Security Cleared
7 15 (37.50%) VMware
8 13 (32.50%) SCVMM
9 12 (30.00%) MS Excel
9 12 (30.00%) SCOrch
10 11 (27.50%) SC Cleared
11 10 (25.00%) PowerShell
11 10 (25.00%) Windows 7
11 10 (25.00%) Skype for Business
11 10 (25.00%) SharePoint
11 10 (25.00%) VBScript
11 10 (25.00%) SCDPM
12 9 (22.50%) Windows Server 2012
12 9 (22.50%) Windows Server
12 9 (22.50%) Windows Server 2008
13 8 (20.00%) Configuration Management
14 7 (17.50%) Microsoft Certification
14 7 (17.50%) DNS
14 7 (17.50%) MS Exchange
14 7 (17.50%) DHCP
14 7 (17.50%) Release Management
14 7 (17.50%) Office 365
15 6 (15.00%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
15 6 (15.00%) Data Protection

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 (25.00%) SharePoint
1 10 (25.00%) Skype for Business
2 7 (17.50%) MS Exchange
3 4 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 12 (30.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (7.50%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 7 (17.50%) Office 365
2 5 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (5.00%) SaaS
4 1 (2.50%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (2.50%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (17.50%) DHCP
1 7 (17.50%) DNS
2 5 (12.50%) Remote Desktop
2 5 (12.50%) VoIP
2 5 (12.50%) VPN
3 4 (10.00%) Skype
4 3 (7.50%) SAN
5 2 (5.00%) LAN
5 2 (5.00%) PBX
5 2 (5.00%) TCP/IP
6 1 (2.50%) Firewall
6 1 (2.50%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.50%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (2.50%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (5.00%) StarTeam
General
1 3 (7.50%) Banking
1 3 (7.50%) Finance
2 2 (5.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (25.00%) Analyst
2 6 (15.00%) Consultant
3 5 (12.50%) Service Analyst
3 5 (12.50%) Service Desk Analyst
4 4 (10.00%) Administrator
4 4 (10.00%) IT Engineer
4 4 (10.00%) Mitel Engineer
5 3 (7.50%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
5 3 (7.50%) 3rd Line Support
5 3 (7.50%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
5 3 (7.50%) Field Engineer
5 3 (7.50%) Integration Engineer
5 3 (7.50%) Service Manager
5 3 (7.50%) Systems Engineer
5 3 (7.50%) Systems Manager
5 3 (7.50%) Technical Administrator
5 3 (7.50%) Technical Analyst
6 2 (5.00%) Technical Support Analyst
6 2 (5.00%) Technical Support Consultant
6 2 (5.00%) Telecoms Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.00%) HTML
1 2 (5.00%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 6 (15.00%) Client/Server
2 4 (10.00%) Data Centre
3 2 (5.00%) BYOD
3 2 (5.00%) Reinsurance
4 1 (2.50%) CESG
4 1 (2.50%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (2.50%) Fintech
4 1 (2.50%) PKI
4 1 (2.50%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 20 (50.00%) Windows
2 10 (25.00%) Windows 7
3 9 (22.50%) Windows Server
3 9 (22.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (22.50%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (12.50%) Linux
5 4 (10.00%) VMS
6 3 (7.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (7.50%) Windows 10
6 3 (7.50%) Windows 8
6 3 (7.50%) Windows Mobile
7 2 (5.00%) Android
7 2 (5.00%) Apple iOS
7 2 (5.00%) Mac OS
8 1 (2.50%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (55.00%) ITIL
2 8 (20.00%) Configuration Management
3 7 (17.50%) Release Management
4 6 (15.00%) Data Protection
5 5 (12.50%) Analytics
5 5 (12.50%) Incident Management
6 4 (10.00%) Capacity Planning
6 4 (10.00%) Change Management
7 3 (7.50%) Open Source
8 2 (5.00%) Knowledge Management
8 2 (5.00%) Project Management
8 2 (5.00%) Root Cause Analysis
8 2 (5.00%) Software Distribution
9 1 (2.50%) Anti-Money Laundering
9 1 (2.50%) Continuous Improvement
9 1 (2.50%) Defect Management
9 1 (2.50%) ITSM
9 1 (2.50%) Performance Monitoring
9 1 (2.50%) Prototyping
9 1 (2.50%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 10 (25.00%) PowerShell
1 10 (25.00%) VBScript
2 6 (15.00%) SQL
3 3 (7.50%) VB
4 1 (2.50%) C
Qualifications
1 16 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 11 (27.50%) SC Cleared
3 7 (17.50%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (12.50%) ITIL Certification
5 4 (10.00%) DV Cleared
6 3 (7.50%) MCSA
6 3 (7.50%) MCSE
7 2 (5.00%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.50%) SLA
System Software
1 30 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (12.50%) Hyper-V
3 4 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (7.50%) DFS Replication
4 3 (7.50%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (5.00%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 26 (65.00%) SCCM
2 17 (42.50%) SCOM
3 13 (32.50%) SCVMM
4 12 (30.00%) SCOrch
5 10 (25.00%) SCDPM
6 6 (15.00%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 3 (7.50%) WSUS
8 1 (2.50%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 30 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 15 (37.50%) VMware
3 5 (12.50%) Citrix
3 5 (12.50%) Mitel
4 3 (7.50%) Cisco
4 3 (7.50%) Dell
4 3 (7.50%) Red Hat
5 2 (5.00%) Borland
5 2 (5.00%) MobileIron
5 2 (5.00%) Oracle
6 1 (2.50%) NetApp