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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft System Center Service Manager (SCSM)
Rank 590 554 592
Rank change year-on-year
-36 +38
Contract jobs citing SCSM 11 21 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.020% 0.039% 0.019%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.26% 0.54% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 18 7
Average daily rate
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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 £357 £284 £345
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £400 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £408 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
+25.38% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £47.50 - £24.98
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.50 - £24.98

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
4218 3917 3906
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.61% 7.36% 6.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 2462 2234 2037
Average daily rate £388 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £210 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £315
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +6.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 144 146 180
Average hourly rate £19.00 £22.25 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.60% +11.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.75 £12.98 £12.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £40.17 £36.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.25 £20.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-6.09% +2.50%

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 20 August 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 19 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 20 August 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 -36 11 £400 +23.07% 4
South East -11 7 £408 +25.38% 3
Surrey -6 5 £390 +20.00%
London +15 2 £400 +39.13%
Reading - - - -
Sheffield - - - -
Worthing - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - -
West Sussex - - - - 3
Yorkshire - - - -
City of London - - - -
Midlands - - - -
South Wales - - - -
Wales - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Caerphilly - - - -
Coventry - - - -

SCSM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 28 (70.00%) Microsoft
1 28 (70.00%) SCOM
2 20 (50.00%) SCOrch
3 18 (45.00%) SCCM
4 15 (37.50%) Windows
5 12 (30.00%) Hyper-V
6 11 (27.50%) PowerShell
6 11 (27.50%) Incident Management
7 9 (22.50%) Windows Server 2008
7 9 (22.50%) SolarWinds
7 9 (22.50%) SolarWinds Orion
7 9 (22.50%) Exchange Server 2010
7 9 (22.50%) SharePoint
7 9 (22.50%) MS Exchange
8 8 (20.00%) Capacity Management
9 7 (17.50%) SCVMM
9 7 (17.50%) BMC PATROL
9 7 (17.50%) BMC
10 6 (15.00%) SQL
10 6 (15.00%) VBScript
10 6 (15.00%) VB
10 6 (15.00%) VMware
10 6 (15.00%) SharePoint 2010
11 5 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
11 5 (12.50%) SC Cleared
11 5 (12.50%) Security Cleared
11 5 (12.50%) Clustering
11 5 (12.50%) MS Excel
11 5 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
11 5 (12.50%) Cisco

SCSM
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 9 (22.50%) SharePoint
1 9 (22.50%) MS Exchange
1 9 (22.50%) Exchange Server 2010
2 6 (15.00%) SharePoint 2010
3 4 (10.00%) IIS
4 2 (5.00%) Lync
4 2 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (2.50%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 5 (12.50%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (10.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.50%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (2.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (12.50%) LAN
1 5 (12.50%) WAN
1 5 (12.50%) SAN
2 4 (10.00%) Wireless
2 4 (10.00%) IPsec
2 4 (10.00%) DHCP
2 4 (10.00%) TCP/IP
2 4 (10.00%) DNS
3 1 (2.50%) NetScaler
3 1 (2.50%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.50%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (2.50%) Oracle Database
Job Titles
1 17 (42.50%) Consultant
2 8 (20.00%) Systems Manager
3 7 (17.50%) Technical Consultant
4 6 (15.00%) Service Manager
5 5 (12.50%) Administrator
5 5 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (10.00%) Architect
6 4 (10.00%) Infrastructure Architect
7 3 (7.50%) IT Administrator
8 2 (5.00%) Support Manager
8 2 (5.00%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
8 2 (5.00%) Systems Support Manager
8 2 (5.00%) Messaging Engineer
8 2 (5.00%) SCCM Consultant
8 2 (5.00%) Monitoring Specialist
8 2 (5.00%) Support Engineer
8 2 (5.00%) Systems Administrator
8 2 (5.00%) Systems Support
9 1 (2.50%) Support Analyst
9 1 (2.50%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.50%) .NET
1 1 (2.50%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.50%) Clustering
2 2 (5.00%) Mathematics
2 2 (5.00%) Computer Science
2 2 (5.00%) Blackberry
3 1 (2.50%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 15 (37.50%) Windows
2 9 (22.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (7.50%) UNIX
5 1 (2.50%) Solaris
5 1 (2.50%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (2.50%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (27.50%) Incident Management
2 8 (20.00%) Capacity Management
3 4 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 4 (10.00%) ITIL
3 4 (10.00%) CRM
4 3 (7.50%) Change Management
4 3 (7.50%) Logistics
4 3 (7.50%) Network Management
5 2 (5.00%) Problem Management
5 2 (5.00%) Data Protection
5 2 (5.00%) Service Management
6 1 (2.50%) ERP
6 1 (2.50%) Identity Management
6 1 (2.50%) Migration
6 1 (2.50%) Network Load Balancing
6 1 (2.50%) Resource Management
6 1 (2.50%) Software Distribution
Programming Languages
1 11 (27.50%) PowerShell
2 6 (15.00%) SQL
2 6 (15.00%) VBScript
2 6 (15.00%) VB
3 1 (2.50%) Java
Qualifications
1 5 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
1 5 (12.50%) SC Cleared
1 5 (12.50%) Security Cleared
2 2 (5.00%) Degree
2 2 (5.00%) MCSE
System Software
1 12 (30.00%) Hyper-V
2 4 (10.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (7.50%) Forefront TMG
4 2 (5.00%) XenApp
5 1 (2.50%) XenDesktop
5 1 (2.50%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 28 (70.00%) SCOM
2 20 (50.00%) SCOrch
3 18 (45.00%) SCCM
4 9 (22.50%) SolarWinds Orion
5 7 (17.50%) SCVMM
5 7 (17.50%) BMC PATROL
6 4 (10.00%) Backup Exec
7 1 (2.50%) WSUS
7 1 (2.50%) Business Desktop Deployment
7 1 (2.50%) MOM
7 1 (2.50%) AppDNA
7 1 (2.50%) SCDPM
7 1 (2.50%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 28 (70.00%) Microsoft
2 9 (22.50%) SolarWinds
3 7 (17.50%) BMC
4 6 (15.00%) VMware
5 5 (12.50%) Cisco
5 5 (12.50%) HP
6 4 (10.00%) Avaya
6 4 (10.00%) 3PAR
7 3 (7.50%) NetApp
8 2 (5.00%) Citrix
9 1 (2.50%) Oracle
9 1 (2.50%) SAP
9 1 (2.50%) JD Edwards
9 1 (2.50%) McAfee