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 October 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 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft System Center Service Manager (SCSM)
Rank 604 556 572
Rank change year-on-year
-48 +16
Contract jobs citing SCSM 25 25 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.043% 0.047% 0.012%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.54% 0.68% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 20 3
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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 £236 £288 £299
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £400 £405
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £325 £394
% change year-on-year
+23.07% -17.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £47.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £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
4660 3699 3641
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 8.00% 7.02% 6.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 2833 2237 1912
Average daily rate £400 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £513 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £320
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 188 149 200
Average hourly rate £22.00 £21.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.76% +7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.25 £10.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.75 £40.00 £36.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £21.75 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+1.14% +14.47%

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 October 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 20 October 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -32 21 £400 +23.07% 3
South East -16 16 £408 +25.38% 1
Surrey -1 13 £390 +20.00% 1
East of England -22 4 £400 -
Hertfordshire - 3 £400 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 - -
Cambridgeshire - 1 - -
Dorset - - - -
Essex - - - -
Kent - - - -
Northamptonshire - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Coventry - - - -
Huntingdon - - - -
London - - - -
Manchester - - - - 1
Milton Keynes - - - -
Northampton - - - -
Poole - - - -
Reading - - - -
Sheffield - - - -
Swindon - - - -
Worthing - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
South West - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
Sussex - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
Wiltshire - - - -

SCSM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 27 (75.00%) SCOM
2 24 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 21 (58.33%) SCOrch
4 15 (41.67%) SCCM
5 14 (38.89%) PowerShell
5 14 (38.89%) Windows
5 14 (38.89%) Incident Management
6 13 (36.11%) Capacity Management
7 9 (25.00%) SolarWinds
7 9 (25.00%) SolarWinds Orion
8 8 (22.22%) Hyper-V
8 8 (22.22%) Active Directory
9 7 (19.44%) UNIX
10 6 (16.67%) BMC
10 6 (16.67%) BMC PATROL
10 6 (16.67%) VBScript
10 6 (16.67%) VB
10 6 (16.67%) SCVMM
10 6 (16.67%) VMware
11 5 (13.89%) Microsoft Certification
11 5 (13.89%) Windows Server 2008
12 4 (11.11%) Application Packaging
12 4 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
12 4 (11.11%) Forefront Identity Manager
12 4 (11.11%) MS Excel
12 4 (11.11%) Microsoft App-V
13 3 (8.33%) Mathematics
13 3 (8.33%) Computer Science
13 3 (8.33%) PKI
13 3 (8.33%) Degree

SCSM
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 3 (8.33%) SharePoint
1 3 (8.33%) MS Exchange
1 3 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (5.56%) SharePoint 2010
2 2 (5.56%) Lync
3 1 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 4 (11.11%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.78%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 4 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.78%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.33%) SSH
2 2 (5.56%) Network Security
3 1 (2.78%) NetScaler
3 1 (2.78%) LAN
3 1 (2.78%) WAN
3 1 (2.78%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.78%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.78%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (2.78%) Oracle Database
Job Titles
1 14 (38.89%) Administrator
2 11 (30.56%) Systems Administrator
3 9 (25.00%) Consultant
4 4 (11.11%) Technical Consultant
4 4 (11.11%) Systems Manager
5 3 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (8.33%) Service Manager
5 3 (8.33%) IT Administrator
6 2 (5.56%) Systems Support Manager
6 2 (5.56%) SCCM Consultant
6 2 (5.56%) Monitoring Specialist
6 2 (5.56%) Support Manager
6 2 (5.56%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 2 (5.56%) Analyst
6 2 (5.56%) Systems Support
7 1 (2.78%) Support Analyst
7 1 (2.78%) Technical Support
7 1 (2.78%) Support Engineer
7 1 (2.78%) 3rd Line Support
7 1 (2.78%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (11.11%) Application Packaging
2 1 (2.78%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.33%) PKI
1 3 (8.33%) Mathematics
1 3 (8.33%) Computer Science
2 2 (5.56%) CMDB
2 2 (5.56%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.78%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 14 (38.89%) Windows
2 7 (19.44%) UNIX
3 5 (13.89%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (8.33%) Windows 7
4 3 (8.33%) Windows 8
4 3 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (8.33%) Linux
5 1 (2.78%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (38.89%) Incident Management
2 13 (36.11%) Capacity Management
3 3 (8.33%) Logistics
4 2 (5.56%) Change Management
4 2 (5.56%) ITIL
4 2 (5.56%) Network Management
5 1 (2.78%) Mentoring
5 1 (2.78%) ERP
5 1 (2.78%) Configuration Management
5 1 (2.78%) Resource Management
5 1 (2.78%) Problem Management
5 1 (2.78%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 14 (38.89%) PowerShell
2 6 (16.67%) VBScript
2 6 (16.67%) VB
3 1 (2.78%) Java
Qualifications
1 5 (13.89%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (8.33%) Degree
3 2 (5.56%) SC Cleared
3 2 (5.56%) Security Cleared
4 1 (2.78%) MCSE
System Software
1 8 (22.22%) Active Directory
1 8 (22.22%) Hyper-V
2 4 (11.11%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (2.78%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 27 (75.00%) SCOM
2 21 (58.33%) SCOrch
3 15 (41.67%) SCCM
4 9 (25.00%) SolarWinds Orion
5 6 (16.67%) BMC PATROL
5 6 (16.67%) SCVMM
6 4 (11.11%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 3 (8.33%) Puppet
7 3 (8.33%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 1 (2.78%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 24 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 9 (25.00%) SolarWinds
3 6 (16.67%) VMware
3 6 (16.67%) BMC
4 3 (8.33%) Dell
4 3 (8.33%) Symantec
5 1 (2.78%) McAfee
5 1 (2.78%) Citrix
5 1 (2.78%) NetApp
5 1 (2.78%) JD Edwards
5 1 (2.78%) HP
5 1 (2.78%) Oracle
5 1 (2.78%) SAP
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