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 29 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
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM)
Rank 597 592 584
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -8
Contract jobs citing SCVMM 43 43 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.077% 0.077% 0.077%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.78% 0.94% 0.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 31 28
Average daily rate £330 £413 £224
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +84.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £372
UK excluding London average daily rate £303 £375 £213
% change year-on-year
-19.33% +76.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £22.00 - £28.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £28.00

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
5503 4568 4283
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.85% 8.19% 7.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 3473 2765 2471
Average daily rate £450 £400 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.42% +1.45%
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 127 202 157
Average hourly rate £21.50 £20.19 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.51% -10.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £13.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £36.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £20.19 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+11.46% -19.26%

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 29 April 2016.

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 29 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 -24 39 £340 -16.30% 15
South East -4 24 £300 -12.34% 1
Hampshire +4 11 £283 -17.45%
London -17 8 £350 -24.32% 6
Buckinghamshire +20 5 £300 -33.33%
Guildford +7 5 £381 +38.63%
Hook +4 5 £428 +27.04%
Surrey -10 5 £381 +38.63%
City of London +46 4 £425 +6.25%
East of England +12 4 £450 - 1
Milton Keynes +6 4 £300 -33.33%
Cambridge - 4 £450 -
Cambridgeshire - 4 £450 - 1
Berkshire +10 3 £450 -7.69% 1
Winchester - 3 £275 -
Reading - 3 £450 -
Yorkshire -2 2 - -
Renfrewshire - 2 £305 -
Scotland - 2 £305 -
Erskine - 2 £305 -
Portsmouth +1 1 - -
Chester 0 1 £275 +22.22%
Leeds -4 1 - -
Cheshire -6 1 £275 +22.22% 1
West Yorkshire -9 1 - -
North West -10 1 £275 +22.22% 1
Northern Ireland - 1 - -
County Antrim - 1 - -
South Yorkshire - 1 - -
Sheffield - 1 - -

SCVMM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 63 (82.89%) Windows
2 57 (75.00%) Hyper-V
3 53 (69.74%) Microsoft
4 52 (68.42%) Active Directory
5 50 (65.79%) SCCM
6 48 (63.16%) VMware
7 44 (57.89%) Windows Server
8 43 (56.58%) SCOM
9 41 (53.95%) VMware Infrastructure
10 39 (51.32%) Windows Server 2012
11 34 (44.74%) PowerShell
12 28 (36.84%) Microsoft Azure
13 25 (32.89%) Migration
13 25 (32.89%) ITIL
14 23 (30.26%) vSphere
14 23 (30.26%) Security Cleared
15 22 (28.95%) Windows Server 2008
15 22 (28.95%) Citrix
16 21 (27.63%) Linux
17 18 (23.68%) SC Cleared
18 17 (22.37%) Puppet
19 16 (21.05%) XenApp
19 16 (21.05%) Disaster Recovery
20 15 (19.74%) Firewall
20 15 (19.74%) LAN
20 15 (19.74%) Red Hat
20 15 (19.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
21 14 (18.42%) Amazon AWS
21 14 (18.42%) SQL
22 13 (17.11%) WAN

SCVMM
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 9 (11.84%) SharePoint
2 6 (7.89%) MS Exchange
3 5 (6.58%) Exchange Server 2013
4 4 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (5.26%) Skype for Business
5 1 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 10 (13.16%) MS Excel
2 6 (7.89%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 28 (36.84%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (18.42%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (6.58%) Office 365
4 3 (3.95%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (3.95%) IaaS
4 3 (3.95%) PaaS
5 2 (2.63%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (2.63%) HP Helion
Communications & Networking
1 15 (19.74%) Firewall
1 15 (19.74%) LAN
2 13 (17.11%) WAN
3 10 (13.16%) DNS
4 9 (11.84%) SAN
5 7 (9.21%) DHCP
6 5 (6.58%) iSCSI
6 5 (6.58%) TCP/IP
7 4 (5.26%) Remote Desktop
7 4 (5.26%) VPN
7 4 (5.26%) Wireless
8 3 (3.95%) Bluetooth
8 3 (3.95%) Broadband
8 3 (3.95%) DMZ
8 3 (3.95%) Fibre Channel
8 3 (3.95%) IPsec
8 3 (3.95%) IPv4
8 3 (3.95%) IPv6
8 3 (3.95%) Wi-Fi
8 3 (3.95%) WiMAX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.95%) BusinessObjects
2 2 (2.63%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.63%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.32%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (1.32%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 3 (3.95%) Jenkins
General
1 4 (5.26%) Telecoms
2 3 (3.95%) Finance
3 1 (1.32%) Advertising
3 1 (1.32%) Legal
Job Titles
1 12 (15.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 11 (14.47%) Architect
2 11 (14.47%) Cloud Engineer
3 7 (9.21%) 3rd Line Support
3 7 (9.21%) Administrator
3 7 (9.21%) Consultant
3 7 (9.21%) Solutions Architect
3 7 (9.21%) Windows Engineer
3 7 (9.21%) Wintel Engineer
4 6 (7.89%) Cloud Administrator
4 6 (7.89%) Support Engineer
4 6 (7.89%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
5 5 (6.58%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 5 (6.58%) 3rd Line Server Support
5 5 (6.58%) Citrix Support
5 5 (6.58%) Infrastructure Architect
5 5 (6.58%) Infrastructure Support
5 5 (6.58%) Senior Cloud Engineer
5 5 (6.58%) Server Support
5 5 (6.58%) Windows Server Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (13.16%) Middleware
2 3 (3.95%) 802.1X
2 3 (3.95%) RSS
3 2 (2.63%) HTML
4 1 (1.32%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 10 (13.16%) Data Centre
2 9 (11.84%) Hybrid Cloud
3 6 (7.89%) Client/Server
3 6 (7.89%) Clustering
4 3 (3.95%) Data Integration
4 3 (3.95%) PKI
4 3 (3.95%) Private Cloud
5 2 (2.63%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.63%) Driving Licence
5 2 (2.63%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.32%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.32%) HP StoreVirtual
6 1 (1.32%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 63 (82.89%) Windows
2 44 (57.89%) Windows Server
3 39 (51.32%) Windows Server 2012
4 22 (28.95%) Windows Server 2008
5 21 (27.63%) Linux
6 15 (19.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 13 (17.11%) Windows 7
8 6 (7.89%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (6.58%) Windows 10
10 4 (5.26%) Apple iOS
10 4 (5.26%) Unix
11 3 (3.95%) Windows 2000
11 3 (3.95%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (32.89%) ITIL
1 25 (32.89%) Migration
2 16 (21.05%) Disaster Recovery
3 10 (13.16%) Configuration Management
3 10 (13.16%) High Availability
4 7 (9.21%) Infrastructure Management
5 6 (7.89%) Change Management
5 6 (7.89%) Defect Management
5 6 (7.89%) Server Building
6 5 (6.58%) Information Security
6 5 (6.58%) Problem Management
7 4 (5.26%) Customer Engagement
7 4 (5.26%) Enterprise Architecture
7 4 (5.26%) Integration Testing
7 4 (5.26%) Network Management
7 4 (5.26%) PRINCE2
7 4 (5.26%) Risk Analysis
7 4 (5.26%) Service Management
7 4 (5.26%) SOA
7 4 (5.26%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 34 (44.74%) PowerShell
2 14 (18.42%) SQL
3 12 (15.79%) Ruby
4 6 (7.89%) VBScript
5 2 (2.63%) PHP
6 1 (1.32%) C
Qualifications
1 23 (30.26%) Security Cleared
2 18 (23.68%) SC Cleared
3 13 (17.11%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (6.58%) Degree
4 5 (6.58%) DV Cleared
5 4 (5.26%) MCSA
5 4 (5.26%) MCSE
6 3 (3.95%) CTC Cleared
6 3 (3.95%) ISEB
6 3 (3.95%) MCITP
6 3 (3.95%) MCTS
7 2 (2.63%) MCDST
7 2 (2.63%) MCP
7 2 (2.63%) PMI Certification
7 2 (2.63%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.32%) SLA
System Software
1 57 (75.00%) Hyper-V
2 52 (68.42%) Active Directory
3 41 (53.95%) VMware Infrastructure
4 23 (30.26%) vSphere
5 16 (21.05%) XenApp
6 13 (17.11%) XenDesktop
7 10 (13.16%) VMware ESX
8 7 (9.21%) XenServer
9 5 (6.58%) DFS Replication
10 4 (5.26%) Terminal Server
11 3 (3.95%) vCloud
12 2 (2.63%) UAG
12 2 (2.63%) VMware ESXi
13 1 (1.32%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 50 (65.79%) SCCM
2 43 (56.58%) SCOM
3 17 (22.37%) Puppet
4 13 (17.11%) Windows Intune
5 9 (11.84%) SCSM
6 7 (9.21%) SCDPM
7 6 (7.89%) SCOrch
8 3 (3.95%) HP Data Protector
8 3 (3.95%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 2 (2.63%) Ansible
9 2 (2.63%) Cobbler
9 2 (2.63%) NetBackup
9 2 (2.63%) OpenView
9 2 (2.63%) Opscode Chef
10 1 (1.32%) CA Spectrum
10 1 (1.32%) vMotion
10 1 (1.32%) vRealize
10 1 (1.32%) WSUS
Vendors
1 53 (69.74%) Microsoft
2 48 (63.16%) VMware
3 22 (28.95%) Citrix
4 15 (19.74%) Red Hat
5 13 (17.11%) RightScale
6 10 (13.16%) HP
6 10 (13.16%) Oracle
7 9 (11.84%) Cisco
8 8 (10.53%) CA
9 6 (7.89%) Dell
9 6 (7.89%) NetApp
10 5 (6.58%) Symantec
11 3 (3.95%) BMC
11 3 (3.95%) CheckPoint
11 3 (3.95%) Dell Compellent
11 3 (3.95%) EMC
11 3 (3.95%) Juniper
12 2 (2.63%) Opsware
13 1 (1.32%) Ericsson
13 1 (1.32%) ProCurve
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