The table below looks at the statistics for SCVMM skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SCVMM over the 3 months to 26 May 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
26 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM)
Rank 559 542 515
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -27
Contract jobs citing SCVMM 46 39 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.085% 0.074% 0.071%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.08% 0.95% 0.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 22 21
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£375 £304 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.45% -13.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £185 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £499 £412 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £337 £213 £350
% change year-on-year
+58.35% -39.28%
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
4261 4085 3386
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.84% 7.75% 7.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 2658 2420 1906
Average daily rate £400 £380 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 184 148 177
Average hourly rate £20.19 £22.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.28% +12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.70 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.19 £23.25 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-13.18% +16.25%

SCVMM
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SCVMM within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Systems Management category.

SCVMM Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

SCVMM
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SCVMM within the UK.

SCVMM Daily Rate Trend in the UK

SCVMM
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SCVMM within the UK over the 3 months to 26 May 2015.

SCVMM Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

SCVMM
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SCVMM within the UK.

SCVMM Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

SCVMM
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 SCVMM within the UK over the 3 months to 26 May 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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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 +4 43 £375 +23.45% 14
South East 0 17 £310 +60.00% 3
London +3 13 £425 +36.54% 1
Yorkshire -15 5 £375 +76.47%
West Sussex - 5 £285 -
Hampshire +5 4 £337 +81.89%
Surrey +4 4 £275 -21.42%
South West - 4 £448 - 7
Guildford - 4 £275 -
Milton Keynes +3 3 £450 - 1
Buckinghamshire -7 3 £450 - 1
West Yorkshire -12 3 £375 -
Wiltshire - 3 £448 -
Gatwick - 3 - -
Chester +1 2 £225 -
Cheshire -13 2 £225 -
Leeds -16 2 £375 -
North West -22 2 £225 - 3
City of London +3 1 £400 -
Barnsley +3 1 £225 +5.88%
Berkshire 0 1 £488 - 1
East Midlands -12 1 £325 -2.98%
South Yorkshire -13 1 £225 +5.88%
Suffolk - 1 - -
North Yorkshire - 1 £375 -
Northamptonshire - 1 £325 -
East of England - 1 - -
Hook - 1 £337 -
Bracknell - 1 £488 -
Bradford - 1 - -

SCVMM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 May 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing SCVMM 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 SCVMM.

1 55 (74.32%) Microsoft
2 53 (71.62%) Hyper-V
3 51 (68.92%) Windows
4 44 (59.46%) VMware
5 43 (58.11%) SCOM
6 41 (55.41%) SCCM
7 40 (54.05%) PowerShell
8 38 (51.35%) VMware Infrastructure
9 27 (36.49%) ITIL
9 27 (36.49%) SharePoint
10 23 (31.08%) HP
10 23 (31.08%) Citrix
11 21 (28.38%) Dell
12 20 (27.03%) Active Directory
12 20 (27.03%) VBScript
12 20 (27.03%) Incident Management
13 19 (25.68%) MS Excel
13 19 (25.68%) Veritas
13 19 (25.68%) Project Management
13 19 (25.68%) XenDesktop
14 17 (22.97%) VMware ESXi
14 17 (22.97%) Windows Server 2012
15 16 (21.62%) XenApp
15 16 (21.62%) SAN
15 16 (21.62%) DHCP
15 16 (21.62%) TCP/IP
15 16 (21.62%) DNS
15 16 (21.62%) Security Cleared
15 16 (21.62%) Replication
16 15 (20.27%) IBM

SCVMM
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 May 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing SCVMM 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 SCVMM. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 27 (36.49%) SharePoint
2 15 (20.27%) OpenStack
3 10 (13.51%) MS Exchange
4 9 (12.16%) Lync
5 7 (9.46%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (6.76%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (4.05%) Exchange Server 2007
7 3 (4.05%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (1.35%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (1.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (1.35%) IIS
8 1 (1.35%) IBM Notes
8 1 (1.35%) Apache
8 1 (1.35%) Tomcat
8 1 (1.35%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 19 (25.68%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.70%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.41%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.70%) Office 365
3 1 (1.35%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (1.35%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.35%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 16 (21.62%) TCP/IP
1 16 (21.62%) DNS
1 16 (21.62%) SAN
1 16 (21.62%) DHCP
2 15 (20.27%) NAS
2 15 (20.27%) NetScaler
3 6 (8.11%) VLAN
4 3 (4.05%) Unified Communications
4 3 (4.05%) VoIP
5 2 (2.70%) WAN
5 2 (2.70%) SNMP
6 1 (1.35%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (1.35%) LDAP
6 1 (1.35%) LAN
6 1 (1.35%) SMS
6 1 (1.35%) DMZ
6 1 (1.35%) Internet
6 1 (1.35%) DDNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (10.81%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.70%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (2.70%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.35%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.35%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (1.35%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (4.05%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 12 (16.22%) Finance
2 1 (1.35%) Legal
Job Titles
1 21 (28.38%) Analyst
2 20 (27.03%) Consultant
3 14 (18.92%) Wintel Analyst
4 9 (12.16%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 8 (10.81%) 3rd Line Support
6 7 (9.46%) Support Engineer
6 7 (9.46%) Wintel Engineer
7 5 (6.76%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 5 (6.76%) Systems Engineer
7 5 (6.76%) SCCM Consultant
8 4 (5.41%) Microsoft Consultant
9 3 (4.05%) Server Analyst
9 3 (4.05%) Server Engineer
9 3 (4.05%) VMware Architect
9 3 (4.05%) Architect
9 3 (4.05%) Technical Consultant
9 3 (4.05%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 3 (4.05%) Project Engineer
10 2 (2.70%) Desktop Engineer
10 2 (2.70%) Senior Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (20.27%) Middleware
2 2 (2.70%) OLE
2 2 (2.70%) OLE DB
2 2 (2.70%) XML
3 1 (1.35%) Windows SharePoint Services
Miscellaneous
1 16 (21.62%) Replication
2 12 (16.22%) Data Centre
3 6 (8.11%) Clustering
4 4 (5.41%) PKI
5 3 (4.05%) Client/Server
5 3 (4.05%) Management Information System
5 3 (4.05%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (2.70%) Private Cloud
6 2 (2.70%) FlexPod
6 2 (2.70%) Blackberry
7 1 (1.35%) Biometrics
7 1 (1.35%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 51 (68.92%) Windows
2 17 (22.97%) Windows Server 2012
3 14 (18.92%) Windows Server 2008
4 13 (17.57%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (4.05%) Windows 7
5 3 (4.05%) Linux
6 2 (2.70%) Windows 2000
6 2 (2.70%) UNIX
7 1 (1.35%) Windows XP
7 1 (1.35%) Apple iOS
7 1 (1.35%) Windows Vista
7 1 (1.35%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (36.49%) ITIL
2 20 (27.03%) Incident Management
3 19 (25.68%) Project Management
4 15 (20.27%) ITSM
4 15 (20.27%) Low Latency
5 12 (16.22%) Migration
6 5 (6.76%) Configuration Management
7 4 (5.41%) Workflow
7 4 (5.41%) Disaster Recovery
7 4 (5.41%) Performance Tuning
7 4 (5.41%) Continuous Improvement
7 4 (5.41%) Data Centre Operations
8 3 (4.05%) Server Building
8 3 (4.05%) Information Security
8 3 (4.05%) Load Balancing
9 2 (2.70%) High Availability
9 2 (2.70%) Patch Management
10 1 (1.35%) Security Patching
10 1 (1.35%) Mobile Device Management
10 1 (1.35%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 40 (54.05%) PowerShell
2 20 (27.03%) VBScript
3 15 (20.27%) C#
4 11 (14.86%) SQL
5 1 (1.35%) Java
Qualifications
1 16 (21.62%) Security Cleared
2 15 (20.27%) SC Cleared
3 8 (10.81%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (8.11%) MCSE
5 5 (6.76%) MCITP
6 4 (5.41%) MCP
6 4 (5.41%) HND
7 3 (4.05%) DV Cleared
8 2 (2.70%) Degree
8 2 (2.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (1.35%) MCTS
9 1 (1.35%) MCSA
9 1 (1.35%) Citrix Certification
9 1 (1.35%) CCEE
9 1 (1.35%) VCP5
System Software
1 53 (71.62%) Hyper-V
2 38 (51.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (27.03%) Active Directory
4 19 (25.68%) XenDesktop
5 17 (22.97%) VMware ESXi
6 16 (21.62%) XenApp
7 15 (20.27%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 9 (12.16%) Microsoft App-V
9 5 (6.76%) vSphere
10 4 (5.41%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 4 (5.41%) VMware ESX
11 3 (4.05%) XenServer
11 3 (4.05%) vCloud
12 2 (2.70%) Forefront TMG
12 2 (2.70%) UAG
12 2 (2.70%) DFS Replication
13 1 (1.35%) VMware Server
13 1 (1.35%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 43 (58.11%) SCOM
2 41 (55.41%) SCCM
3 12 (16.22%) EdgeSight
3 12 (16.22%) HP SIM
4 11 (14.86%) SCOrch
5 10 (13.51%) SCSM
6 8 (10.81%) SCDPM
7 6 (8.11%) WSUS
8 4 (5.41%) NetBackup
8 4 (5.41%) Backup Exec
8 4 (5.41%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 1 (1.35%) Nagios
9 1 (1.35%) Ansible
Vendors
1 55 (74.32%) Microsoft
2 44 (59.46%) VMware
3 23 (31.08%) HP
3 23 (31.08%) Citrix
4 21 (28.38%) Dell
5 19 (25.68%) Veritas
6 15 (20.27%) IBM
6 15 (20.27%) ServiceNow
7 12 (16.22%) Nimsoft
7 12 (16.22%) Veeam
7 12 (16.22%) CA
8 8 (10.81%) Cisco
9 4 (5.41%) Sophos
9 4 (5.41%) AppSense
10 2 (2.70%) NetApp
11 1 (1.35%) Lotus
11 1 (1.35%) Google
11 1 (1.35%) Oracle
11 1 (1.35%) Juniper
11 1 (1.35%) EMC
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