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 30 April 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft System Center Service Manager (SCSM)
Rank 642 585 583
Rank change year-on-year
-57 -2
Contract jobs citing SCSM 16 46 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.029% 0.082% 0.064%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.29% 1.00% 0.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 22 18
Average daily rate £350 £475 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.31% +26.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £322 £281
10% offered a daily rate of more than £431 £520 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £410 £475 £413
% change year-on-year
-13.68% +15.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Average hourly rate £22.00 £20.00 £47.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -57.89%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £20.00 £47.50
% change year-on-year
- -57.89%

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
5512 4583 4293
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.86% 8.21% 7.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 3476 2780 2476
Average daily rate £450 £410 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.75% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 127 202 160
Average hourly rate £21.50 £20.19 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.51% -3.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £37.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £20.19 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+11.46% -19.26%

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 30 April 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 15 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 30 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -55 16 £350 -26.31% 2
South East -46 7 £428 -10.00% 1
Hampshire +2 6 £428 +22.84%
Hook +4 5 £428 +27.04%
London -6 4 £338 -24.15% 1
South West +11 3 - -
Gloucestershire - 3 - -
City of London +40 2 £325 -26.96%
Yorkshire - 2 £275 -
Milton Keynes - 1 - -
Redcar - 1 - -
Doncaster - 1 £275 -
North Yorkshire - 1 - -
South Yorkshire - 1 £275 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 - -

SCSM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 18 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 17 (62.96%) SCCM
3 15 (55.56%) SCOM
4 14 (51.85%) Active Directory
5 10 (37.04%) Windows
5 10 (37.04%) MS Excel
5 10 (37.04%) Security Cleared
6 9 (33.33%) SCVMM
6 9 (33.33%) VMware
7 8 (29.63%) SharePoint
7 8 (29.63%) ITIL
8 7 (25.93%) Cisco
8 7 (25.93%) SC Cleared
8 7 (25.93%) Windows Server
9 6 (22.22%) Defect Management
9 6 (22.22%) PowerShell
9 6 (22.22%) Hyper-V
9 6 (22.22%) SCDPM
9 6 (22.22%) Configuration Management
9 6 (22.22%) Client/Server
9 6 (22.22%) VBScript
9 6 (22.22%) Migration
10 5 (18.52%) SCOrch
11 4 (14.81%) Office 365
11 4 (14.81%) MS Office
12 3 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
12 3 (11.11%) DV Cleared
12 3 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
12 3 (11.11%) ITSM
13 2 (7.41%) Performance Testing

SCSM
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 8 (29.63%) SharePoint
2 2 (7.41%) Skype for Business
3 1 (3.70%) Documentum
3 1 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (3.70%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 10 (37.04%) MS Excel
2 4 (14.81%) MS Office
3 1 (3.70%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 4 (14.81%) Office 365
2 2 (7.41%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (3.70%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.41%) DHCP
1 2 (7.41%) DNS
2 1 (3.70%) Firewall
2 1 (3.70%) iSCSI
2 1 (3.70%) LAN
2 1 (3.70%) SAN
2 1 (3.70%) VPN
2 1 (3.70%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.70%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (3.70%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 1 (3.70%) MSI
Job Titles
1 4 (14.81%) Consultant
2 3 (11.11%) Analyst
2 3 (11.11%) Designer
2 3 (11.11%) SCCM Engineer
2 3 (11.11%) Systems Designer
2 3 (11.11%) Technical Leader
3 2 (7.41%) Architect
3 2 (7.41%) Hyper-V Consultant
3 2 (7.41%) Support Analyst
3 2 (7.41%) Technical Architect
3 2 (7.41%) Technical Writer
4 1 (3.70%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (3.70%) Applications Support
4 1 (3.70%) Applications Support Analyst
4 1 (3.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (3.70%) Lead Architect
4 1 (3.70%) Service Desk Analyst
4 1 (3.70%) Storage Specialist
4 1 (3.70%) Systems Manager
4 1 (3.70%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.70%) Software Packaging
1 1 (3.70%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 6 (22.22%) Client/Server
2 1 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.70%) Data Centre
2 1 (3.70%) Private Cloud
2 1 (3.70%) Statistics
2 1 (3.70%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 10 (37.04%) Windows
2 7 (25.93%) Windows Server
3 3 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (7.41%) Windows 7
5 1 (3.70%) Data ONTAP
5 1 (3.70%) Linux
5 1 (3.70%) Windows 10
5 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (29.63%) ITIL
2 6 (22.22%) Configuration Management
2 6 (22.22%) Defect Management
2 6 (22.22%) Migration
3 3 (11.11%) ITSM
4 2 (7.41%) Performance Testing
4 2 (7.41%) Problem Management
4 2 (7.41%) Service Desk Management
5 1 (3.70%) Capacity Management
5 1 (3.70%) Change Control
5 1 (3.70%) Dashboard Development
5 1 (3.70%) Data Protection
5 1 (3.70%) Incident Management
5 1 (3.70%) Knowledge Management
5 1 (3.70%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (3.70%) Protective Monitoring
5 1 (3.70%) Release Management
5 1 (3.70%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (3.70%) Server Virtualisation
5 1 (3.70%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (22.22%) PowerShell
1 6 (22.22%) VBScript
2 1 (3.70%) SQL
2 1 (3.70%) VBA
Qualifications
1 10 (37.04%) Security Cleared
2 7 (25.93%) SC Cleared
3 3 (11.11%) DV Cleared
4 1 (3.70%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (3.70%) CTC Cleared
4 1 (3.70%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (3.70%) MCSA
4 1 (3.70%) MCSE
4 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.70%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (51.85%) Active Directory
2 6 (22.22%) Hyper-V
3 2 (7.41%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (7.41%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (3.70%) NFS
4 1 (3.70%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 17 (62.96%) SCCM
2 15 (55.56%) SCOM
3 9 (33.33%) SCVMM
4 6 (22.22%) SCDPM
5 5 (18.52%) SCOrch
6 1 (3.70%) Backup Exec
6 1 (3.70%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 1 (3.70%) MIIS
6 1 (3.70%) OVSD
Vendors
1 18 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 9 (33.33%) VMware
3 7 (25.93%) Cisco
4 1 (3.70%) arcserve
4 1 (3.70%) Citrix
4 1 (3.70%) Dell
4 1 (3.70%) HP
4 1 (3.70%) NetApp
4 1 (3.70%) Symantec
4 1 (3.70%) Veeam