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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft System Center Service Manager (SCSM)
Rank 594 566 595
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +29
Contract jobs citing SCSM 18 20 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.031% 0.038% 0.016%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.41% 0.53% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 20 6
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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 £286 £328
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £400 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £395 £325 £375
% change year-on-year
+21.53% -13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 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
4396 3745 3697
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.63% 7.10% 6.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 2621 2209 1935
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 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £313
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +8.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 161 155 172
Average hourly rate £22.00 £22.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.22% +15.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £13.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £40.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.50 £18.25
% change year-on-year
-4.25% +28.76%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 -15 14 £400 +23.07% 9
South East -4 10 £408 +25.38% 4
Surrey -9 8 £390 +20.00% 2
Hertfordshire - 2 £400 -
East of England - 2 £400 -
London +14 1 £400 +39.13% 1
Buckinghamshire - 1 - -
Dorset - - - - 3
Essex - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Caerphilly - - - -
Coventry - - - -
Poole - - - - 1
Reading - - - -
Sheffield - - - -
Worthing - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Kent - - - -
Northamptonshire - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - -
Sussex - - - -
West Sussex - - - - 2
Yorkshire - - - -
City of London - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
Midlands - - - -
South Wales - - - -
South West - - - - 3
Wales - - - -
West Midlands - - - -

SCSM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 35 (76.09%) SCOM
2 30 (65.22%) Microsoft
3 22 (47.83%) SCCM
3 22 (47.83%) SCOrch
4 19 (41.30%) Windows
5 15 (32.61%) PowerShell
6 14 (30.43%) Hyper-V
7 13 (28.26%) Incident Management
8 12 (26.09%) Windows Server 2008
9 11 (23.91%) SolarWinds
9 11 (23.91%) SolarWinds Orion
10 10 (21.74%) Capacity Management
11 9 (19.57%) Active Directory
11 9 (19.57%) MS Exchange
11 9 (19.57%) Exchange Server 2010
12 8 (17.39%) Windows Server 2012
12 8 (17.39%) SCVMM
12 8 (17.39%) SharePoint
12 8 (17.39%) BMC
12 8 (17.39%) BMC PATROL
13 7 (15.22%) VMware
13 7 (15.22%) UNIX
13 7 (15.22%) VBScript
13 7 (15.22%) VB
14 6 (13.04%) MS Excel
14 6 (13.04%) Microsoft Certification
14 6 (13.04%) SharePoint 2010
15 5 (10.87%) SAN
15 5 (10.87%) LAN
15 5 (10.87%) WAN

SCSM
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (19.57%) MS Exchange
1 9 (19.57%) Exchange Server 2010
2 8 (17.39%) SharePoint
3 6 (13.04%) SharePoint 2010
4 4 (8.70%) IIS
5 2 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (4.35%) Lync
6 1 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 6 (13.04%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (8.70%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.17%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.52%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.17%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (10.87%) SAN
1 5 (10.87%) LAN
1 5 (10.87%) WAN
2 4 (8.70%) DHCP
2 4 (8.70%) TCP/IP
2 4 (8.70%) DNS
2 4 (8.70%) Wireless
2 4 (8.70%) IPsec
3 2 (4.35%) SSH
3 2 (4.35%) Network Security
4 1 (2.17%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.17%) Oracle Database
1 1 (2.17%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (2.17%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 16 (34.78%) Consultant
2 10 (21.74%) Administrator
3 7 (15.22%) Technical Consultant
4 6 (13.04%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 6 (13.04%) Systems Manager
4 6 (13.04%) Systems Administrator
5 5 (10.87%) Service Manager
6 4 (8.70%) Infrastructure Architect
6 4 (8.70%) Architect
7 3 (6.52%) Monitoring Specialist
7 3 (6.52%) IT Administrator
8 2 (4.35%) Analyst
8 2 (4.35%) Support Engineer
8 2 (4.35%) 3rd Line Support
8 2 (4.35%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 2 (4.35%) Systems Support
8 2 (4.35%) Messaging Engineer
8 2 (4.35%) Systems Support Manager
8 2 (4.35%) Support Manager
8 2 (4.35%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.70%) Application Packaging
2 1 (2.17%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.70%) Clustering
2 3 (6.52%) Mathematics
2 3 (6.52%) Computer Science
3 2 (4.35%) PKI
4 1 (2.17%) Blackberry
4 1 (2.17%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 19 (41.30%) Windows
2 12 (26.09%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (17.39%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (15.22%) UNIX
5 3 (6.52%) Windows 8
5 3 (6.52%) Windows 7
5 3 (6.52%) Linux
6 1 (2.17%) Windows Vista
6 1 (2.17%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (2.17%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (28.26%) Incident Management
2 10 (21.74%) Capacity Management
3 4 (8.70%) CRM
3 4 (8.70%) ITIL
3 4 (8.70%) Disaster Recovery
3 4 (8.70%) Logistics
4 3 (6.52%) Network Management
4 3 (6.52%) Change Management
5 2 (4.35%) Service Management
5 2 (4.35%) Problem Management
6 1 (2.17%) Mentoring
6 1 (2.17%) Data Protection
6 1 (2.17%) Resource Management
6 1 (2.17%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 15 (32.61%) PowerShell
2 7 (15.22%) VBScript
2 7 (15.22%) VB
3 5 (10.87%) SQL
4 1 (2.17%) Java
Qualifications
1 6 (13.04%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (8.70%) SC Cleared
2 4 (8.70%) Security Cleared
3 3 (6.52%) Degree
4 2 (4.35%) MCSE
System Software
1 14 (30.43%) Hyper-V
2 9 (19.57%) Active Directory
3 4 (8.70%) Microsoft App-V
3 4 (8.70%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (6.52%) Forefront TMG
5 1 (2.17%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 35 (76.09%) SCOM
2 22 (47.83%) SCCM
2 22 (47.83%) SCOrch
3 11 (23.91%) SolarWinds Orion
4 8 (17.39%) SCVMM
4 8 (17.39%) BMC PATROL
5 4 (8.70%) Backup Exec
6 3 (6.52%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 2 (4.35%) Puppet
7 2 (4.35%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 1 (2.17%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 30 (65.22%) Microsoft
2 11 (23.91%) SolarWinds
3 8 (17.39%) BMC
4 7 (15.22%) VMware
5 5 (10.87%) HP
6 4 (8.70%) Cisco
6 4 (8.70%) Avaya
6 4 (8.70%) 3PAR
7 2 (4.35%) NetApp
7 2 (4.35%) Dell
7 2 (4.35%) Symantec
8 1 (2.17%) McAfee
8 1 (2.17%) Citrix
8 1 (2.17%) JD Edwards
8 1 (2.17%) SAP
8 1 (2.17%) Oracle
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