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 28 November 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
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft System Center Service Manager (SCSM)
Rank 561 557 548
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -9
Contract jobs citing SCSM 39 24 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.068% 0.046% 0.045%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.85% 0.65% 0.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 18 11
Average daily rate
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£400 £338 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.51% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £213 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £383 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £338 £375
% change year-on-year
+18.51% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 7
Average hourly rate £53.25 - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £53.25 - £37.50

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
4592 3668 3315
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.96% 7.09% 6.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 2840 2225 1775
Average daily rate £400 £385 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £345 £340
% change year-on-year
+5.07% +1.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 166 148 199
Average hourly rate £23.25 £21.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.50 £12.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.30 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.88 £23.20 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+2.90% +5.45%

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 28 November 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 28 November 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 -41 35 £400 +18.51% 4
South East -18 23 £400 +18.51% 3
Berkshire +7 13 £400 +18.51% 3
Reading +16 12 £400 +18.51% 3
Surrey +2 9 - -
London +8 5 £110 -
East of England -4 4 £400 -
West Midlands - 3 £193 -
Hertfordshire - 3 £400 -
Cambridgeshire - 1 - -
Dorset - - - -
Essex - - - -
South West - - - -
Sussex - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Wiltshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
City of London - - - -
East Midlands - - - - 1
North West - - - -
Kent - - - -
Northamptonshire - - - -
Nottinghamshire - - - -
Swindon - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Milton Keynes - - - -
Northampton - - - -
Nottingham - - - -
Poole - - - -

SCSM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 44 (86.27%) SCOM
2 31 (60.78%) SCOrch
3 28 (54.90%) Microsoft
4 25 (49.02%) Windows
5 20 (39.22%) PowerShell
6 16 (31.37%) Active Directory
6 16 (31.37%) SCCM
7 12 (23.53%) Incident Management
8 11 (21.57%) Capacity Management
8 11 (21.57%) UNIX
9 9 (17.65%) Microsoft Azure
10 8 (15.69%) Windows Server 2008
10 8 (15.69%) ITIL
10 8 (15.69%) SQL
11 7 (13.73%) VMware
11 7 (13.73%) Linux
11 7 (13.73%) Microsoft Certification
11 7 (13.73%) SCVMM
11 7 (13.73%) Problem Management
12 6 (11.76%) SolarWinds
12 6 (11.76%) SolarWinds Orion
12 6 (11.76%) Hyper-V
12 6 (11.76%) Windows Server 2012
12 6 (11.76%) DHCP
12 6 (11.76%) DNS
12 6 (11.76%) VBScript
13 5 (9.80%) C#
13 5 (9.80%) C++
13 5 (9.80%) Performance Monitoring
13 5 (9.80%) SC Cleared

SCSM
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 2 (3.92%) SharePoint 2010
1 2 (3.92%) Lync
1 2 (3.92%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (3.92%) SharePoint
1 2 (3.92%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (7.84%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.96%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 9 (17.65%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.96%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (11.76%) DHCP
1 6 (11.76%) DNS
2 3 (5.88%) SSH
3 2 (3.92%) Network Security
4 1 (1.96%) SAN
4 1 (1.96%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.96%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.96%) Oracle Database
1 1 (1.96%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 3 (5.88%) French Language
1 3 (5.88%) German Language
1 3 (5.88%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 18 (35.29%) Administrator
2 13 (25.49%) Systems Administrator
3 9 (17.65%) Escalation Engineer
4 8 (15.69%) Consultant
5 4 (7.84%) Analyst
6 3 (5.88%) Help Desk Analyst
6 3 (5.88%) 1st Line Support
6 3 (5.88%) Support Engineer
6 3 (5.88%) Support Analyst
6 3 (5.88%) Help Desk Support
6 3 (5.88%) Help Desk Support Analyst
6 3 (5.88%) 1st Line Support Analyst
6 3 (5.88%) Windows Administrator
7 2 (3.92%) SCCM Consultant
7 2 (3.92%) Monitoring Specialist
7 2 (3.92%) Systems Manager
7 2 (3.92%) IT Administrator
7 2 (3.92%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (3.92%) Field Engineer
7 2 (3.92%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.84%) Application Packaging
2 3 (5.88%) XML
3 1 (1.96%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.88%) PKI
1 3 (5.88%) Mathematics
1 3 (5.88%) Computer Science
2 2 (3.92%) CMDB
2 2 (3.92%) Management Information System
2 2 (3.92%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 25 (49.02%) Windows
2 11 (21.57%) UNIX
3 8 (15.69%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (13.73%) Linux
5 6 (11.76%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (5.88%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (5.88%) Windows 2000
6 3 (5.88%) Windows 8
6 3 (5.88%) Mac OS
6 3 (5.88%) Windows 7
7 1 (1.96%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (23.53%) Incident Management
2 11 (21.57%) Capacity Management
3 8 (15.69%) ITIL
4 7 (13.73%) Problem Management
5 5 (9.80%) Performance Monitoring
6 3 (5.88%) Logistics
7 2 (3.92%) Customer Engagement
7 2 (3.92%) Performance Tuning
7 2 (3.92%) Service Management
7 2 (3.92%) Change Management
8 1 (1.96%) Configuration Management
8 1 (1.96%) Disaster Recovery
8 1 (1.96%) ERP
8 1 (1.96%) Mentoring
8 1 (1.96%) High Availability
8 1 (1.96%) Data Protection
8 1 (1.96%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (39.22%) PowerShell
2 8 (15.69%) SQL
3 6 (11.76%) VBScript
4 5 (9.80%) C#
4 5 (9.80%) C++
5 4 (7.84%) T-SQL
6 3 (5.88%) VB
7 1 (1.96%) Java
Qualifications
1 7 (13.73%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (9.80%) SC Cleared
2 5 (9.80%) Security Cleared
2 5 (9.80%) Degree
3 3 (5.88%) MCSE
4 2 (3.92%) MCITP
4 2 (3.92%) MCTS
System Software
1 16 (31.37%) Active Directory
2 6 (11.76%) Hyper-V
3 4 (7.84%) XenApp
3 4 (7.84%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 44 (86.27%) SCOM
2 31 (60.78%) SCOrch
3 16 (31.37%) SCCM
4 7 (13.73%) SCVMM
5 6 (11.76%) SolarWinds Orion
6 4 (7.84%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 3 (5.88%) BMC PATROL
7 3 (5.88%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 3 (5.88%) Puppet
7 3 (5.88%) WMI
8 2 (3.92%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 1 (1.96%) MOM
9 1 (1.96%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 28 (54.90%) Microsoft
2 7 (13.73%) VMware
3 6 (11.76%) SolarWinds
4 4 (7.84%) Citrix
5 3 (5.88%) Symantec
5 3 (5.88%) BMC
5 3 (5.88%) Apple
5 3 (5.88%) Dell
5 3 (5.88%) Intel
6 1 (1.96%) McAfee
6 1 (1.96%) JD Edwards
6 1 (1.96%) HP
6 1 (1.96%) Oracle
6 1 (1.96%) SAP
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