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 3 August 2015 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
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft System Center Service Manager (SCSM)
Rank 597 606 563
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -43
Contract jobs citing SCSM 31 8 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.054% 0.015% 0.029%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.67% 0.18% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 3 12
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£388 £335 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.67% +3.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £281 £327 £303
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £387 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £419 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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
4652 4341 3927
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 8.17% 7.93% 7.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 2845 2556 2185
Average daily rate £400 £378 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.96% +0.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £340 £345
% change year-on-year
+10.29% -1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 142 131 170
Average hourly rate £21.50 £19.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.15% -15.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.95 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £31.56 £42.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £19.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+10.25% -13.33%

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 3 August 2015.

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 22 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 3 August 2015. 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 +10 27 £419 +25.00% 8
South East -10 11 £450 - 2
Hampshire - 6 £450 -
Surrey +1 5 £444 - 1
London -13 5 £306 -15.51% 4
South West - 5 £550 -
Wiltshire - 5 £550 -
Farnborough - 5 £450 -
Hemel Hempstead - 4 £450 -
Redhill - 4 £450 -
Swindon - 4 £550 -
South Wales - 4 £325 -
Cardiff - 4 £325 -
East of England - 4 £450 -
Wales - 4 £325 -
Hertfordshire - 4 £450 -
City of London -12 3 £325 - 1
North West -17 2 £250 -25.37%
Liverpool - 2 £250 -
Merseyside - 2 £250 -
Hook - 1 - -
Reigate - 1 £438 - 1

SCSM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, 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 64 (82.05%) SCOM
2 50 (64.10%) Windows
3 48 (61.54%) Microsoft
4 46 (58.97%) SCOrch
5 41 (52.56%) SCCM
6 26 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
7 25 (32.05%) Active Directory
8 20 (25.64%) Security Cleared
8 20 (25.64%) Windows Server 2008
9 19 (24.36%) Data Centre
10 18 (23.08%) Incident Management
11 17 (21.79%) SCVMM
11 17 (21.79%) Capacity Management
11 17 (21.79%) ITIL
12 15 (19.23%) Hyper-V
13 14 (17.95%) PowerShell
13 14 (17.95%) VMware
14 13 (16.67%) Windows 7
15 11 (14.10%) VMware Infrastructure
15 11 (14.10%) Microsoft App-V
15 11 (14.10%) SharePoint
16 10 (12.82%) Client/Server
16 10 (12.82%) SQL
16 10 (12.82%) SQL Server
16 10 (12.82%) Lync
16 10 (12.82%) SC Cleared
16 10 (12.82%) SCDPM
17 9 (11.54%) UNIX
17 9 (11.54%) Service Delivery
18 7 (8.97%) DFS Replication

SCSM
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, 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 11 (14.10%) SharePoint
2 10 (12.82%) Lync
3 6 (7.69%) MS Exchange
3 6 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2013
4 5 (6.41%) Exchange Server 2003
5 4 (5.13%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (2.56%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (2.56%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (1.28%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 7 (8.97%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.28%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.41%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.28%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (8.97%) DHCP
1 7 (8.97%) DNS
1 7 (8.97%) SAN
2 2 (2.56%) VoIP
2 2 (2.56%) Unified Communications
3 1 (1.28%) SMS
3 1 (1.28%) WAN
3 1 (1.28%) Intranet
3 1 (1.28%) Internet
3 1 (1.28%) VLAN
3 1 (1.28%) BT 21CN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (12.82%) SQL Server
2 5 (6.41%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (5.13%) AdminStudio
General
1 1 (1.28%) Finance
Job Titles
1 23 (29.49%) Administrator
2 20 (25.64%) Systems Administrator
3 15 (19.23%) Consultant
4 8 (10.26%) Windows Engineer
5 6 (7.69%) Systems Manager
5 6 (7.69%) Systems Engineer
5 6 (7.69%) Developer
5 6 (7.69%) SCCM Engineer
6 5 (6.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 5 (6.41%) Service Manager
7 4 (5.13%) Microsoft Specialist
8 3 (3.85%) Configuration Engineer
8 3 (3.85%) Configuration Manager
8 3 (3.85%) Analyst
9 2 (2.56%) Technical Consultant
9 2 (2.56%) Technical Analyst
9 2 (2.56%) SCCM Consultant
9 2 (2.56%) Messaging Engineer
9 2 (2.56%) Senior Analyst
9 2 (2.56%) SQL Server Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.13%) Flash
2 2 (2.56%) Application Packaging
3 1 (1.28%) Windows SharePoint Services
Miscellaneous
1 19 (24.36%) Data Centre
2 10 (12.82%) Client/Server
3 7 (8.97%) Clustering
4 6 (7.69%) User Experience
5 3 (3.85%) Blackberry
6 2 (2.56%) Private Cloud
7 1 (1.28%) Replication
7 1 (1.28%) Mathematics
7 1 (1.28%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 50 (64.10%) Windows
2 26 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 20 (25.64%) Windows Server 2008
4 13 (16.67%) Windows 7
5 9 (11.54%) UNIX
6 6 (7.69%) HPUX
7 5 (6.41%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (3.85%) Windows 2000
9 2 (2.56%) Windows 8
10 1 (1.28%) Windows XP
10 1 (1.28%) Windows Vista
10 1 (1.28%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (23.08%) Incident Management
2 17 (21.79%) Capacity Management
2 17 (21.79%) ITIL
3 9 (11.54%) Service Delivery
4 7 (8.97%) Service Management
5 6 (7.69%) Change Management
5 6 (7.69%) Data Protection
5 6 (7.69%) Performance Tuning
6 5 (6.41%) Problem Management
7 4 (5.13%) Change Control
7 4 (5.13%) Configuration Management
8 3 (3.85%) Migration
8 3 (3.85%) Performance Management
9 2 (2.56%) Kalman Filter
9 2 (2.56%) Patch Management
9 2 (2.56%) Asset Management
9 2 (2.56%) Disaster Recovery
9 2 (2.56%) Infrastructure Management
9 2 (2.56%) WFM
9 2 (2.56%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 14 (17.95%) PowerShell
2 10 (12.82%) SQL
3 4 (5.13%) VBScript
3 4 (5.13%) Java
Qualifications
1 20 (25.64%) Security Cleared
2 10 (12.82%) SC Cleared
3 6 (7.69%) DV Cleared
4 3 (3.85%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (2.56%) Degree
5 2 (2.56%) CCA
6 1 (1.28%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.28%) SLA
System Software
1 25 (32.05%) Active Directory
2 15 (19.23%) Hyper-V
3 11 (14.10%) Microsoft App-V
3 11 (14.10%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (8.97%) DFS Replication
5 6 (7.69%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (2.56%) Forefront TMG
6 2 (2.56%) UAG
7 1 (1.28%) vCloud
7 1 (1.28%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 64 (82.05%) SCOM
2 46 (58.97%) SCOrch
3 41 (52.56%) SCCM
4 17 (21.79%) SCVMM
5 10 (12.82%) SCDPM
6 6 (7.69%) Windows Intune
6 6 (7.69%) WSUS
7 5 (6.41%) SolarWinds Orion
8 2 (2.56%) HP Data Protector
9 1 (1.28%) MOM
9 1 (1.28%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 48 (61.54%) Microsoft
2 14 (17.95%) VMware
3 5 (6.41%) BMC
3 5 (6.41%) SolarWinds
4 4 (5.13%) Cisco
4 4 (5.13%) HP
5 3 (3.85%) NetApp
5 3 (3.85%) 3PAR
6 2 (2.56%) ArcSight
6 2 (2.56%) Lumension
6 2 (2.56%) Dell
6 2 (2.56%) Citrix
7 1 (1.28%) BT
7 1 (1.28%) AppSense
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