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 14 February 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.

Location
3 months to
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM)
Rank 593 576 576
Rank change year-on-year
-17 0
Contract jobs citing SCVMM 33 29 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.064% 0.057% 0.047%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.75% 0.67% 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 24 12
Average daily rate £350 £500 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.00% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £355 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £420 £223
% change year-on-year
-13.69% +88.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Average hourly rate - £56.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +250.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £56.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +250.00%

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
4412 4326 3743
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 8.56% 8.45% 7.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 2796 2566 2077
Average daily rate £430 £425 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.17% +11.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £399 £363 £345
% change year-on-year
+10.06% +5.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 137 144 133
Average hourly rate £33.75 £20.06 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+68.24% +5.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £13.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £45.65 £35.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £22.00 £22.85
% change year-on-year
+59.09% -3.71%

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 14 February 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 21 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 14 February 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 -2 33 £350 -30.00% 17
South East +30 23 £400 -5.88% 3
Berkshire +15 13 £409 -3.82% 3
Hampshire +19 9 £298 +56.57%
Maidenhead - 9 £405 -
London -8 5 £330 -34.00% 10
Winchester - 3 £300 -
Portsmouth - 3 - -
City of London +47 2 £425 +25.92% 2
Yorkshire -11 2 - -
South Yorkshire -14 2 - -
Sheffield -15 2 - -
North West - 2 £275 - 1
Westminster - 1 - -
Southampton - 1 £400 -
Manchester - 1 - - 1
Chester - 1 £275 -
Lincoln - 1 £273 -
East Midlands - 1 £273 -
Lincolnshire - 1 £273 -
Cheshire - 1 £275 -

SCVMM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 14 February 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 57 (83.82%) Windows
2 49 (72.06%) Windows Server
3 48 (70.59%) Microsoft
3 48 (70.59%) SCCM
4 44 (64.71%) Hyper-V
5 42 (61.76%) Active Directory
6 40 (58.82%) SCOM
7 36 (52.94%) VMware
8 35 (51.47%) Windows Server 2012
9 33 (48.53%) VMware Infrastructure
10 31 (45.59%) PowerShell
11 27 (39.71%) Migration
12 24 (35.29%) SQL
13 23 (33.82%) Microsoft Azure
14 21 (30.88%) vSphere
14 21 (30.88%) ITIL
15 20 (29.41%) Linux
16 19 (27.94%) Disaster Recovery
17 17 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
17 17 (25.00%) Windows Intune
18 16 (23.53%) Puppet
18 16 (23.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 16 (23.53%) Red Hat
19 15 (22.06%) Amazon AWS
20 14 (20.59%) RightScale
20 14 (20.59%) Windows 7
20 14 (20.59%) Firewall
20 14 (20.59%) Oracle
21 13 (19.12%) LAN
21 13 (19.12%) WAN

SCVMM
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 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 5 (7.35%) Exchange Server 2010
1 5 (7.35%) MS Exchange
2 3 (4.41%) SharePoint
2 3 (4.41%) Skype for Business
3 1 (1.47%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 3 (4.41%) MS Office
2 2 (2.94%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 23 (33.82%) Microsoft Azure
2 15 (22.06%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (4.41%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (4.41%) IaaS
3 3 (4.41%) PaaS
4 2 (2.94%) Office 365
5 1 (1.47%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 14 (20.59%) Firewall
2 13 (19.12%) LAN
2 13 (19.12%) WAN
3 5 (7.35%) DNS
3 5 (7.35%) SAN
4 4 (5.88%) Intranet
5 3 (4.41%) DHCP
5 3 (4.41%) DMZ
5 3 (4.41%) Remote Desktop
5 3 (4.41%) TCP/IP
6 2 (2.94%) iSCSI
6 2 (2.94%) Network Security
6 2 (2.94%) Unified Communications
6 2 (2.94%) VoIP
7 1 (1.47%) SNMP
7 1 (1.47%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (17.65%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.88%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (4.41%) BusinessObjects
3 3 (4.41%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.47%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 3 (4.41%) AdminStudio
1 3 (4.41%) Jenkins
General
1 4 (5.88%) Finance
2 3 (4.41%) Legal
3 2 (2.94%) Banking
3 2 (2.94%) Investment Banking
3 2 (2.94%) Law
4 1 (1.47%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 10 (14.71%) Architect
2 8 (11.76%) 3rd Line Support
2 8 (11.76%) Support Engineer
3 7 (10.29%) Cloud Engineer
4 6 (8.82%) Administrator
4 6 (8.82%) Hyper-V Engineer
5 5 (7.35%) 3rd Line Server Support
5 5 (7.35%) Infrastructure Specialist
5 5 (7.35%) SCCM Engineer
5 5 (7.35%) Senior Cloud Engineer
5 5 (7.35%) Server Support
6 4 (5.88%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 4 (5.88%) Consultant
6 4 (5.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (5.88%) Microsoft Engineer
6 4 (5.88%) Solutions Architect
6 4 (5.88%) VMware Engineer
6 4 (5.88%) Windows Engineer
6 4 (5.88%) Windows Server Support
6 4 (5.88%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (16.18%) Middleware
2 3 (4.41%) JSON
3 1 (1.47%) OLE
3 1 (1.47%) OLE DB
3 1 (1.47%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (11.76%) Data Centre
1 8 (11.76%) Hybrid Cloud
2 6 (8.82%) Clustering
3 3 (4.41%) Data Integration
4 2 (2.94%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.94%) Visualisation
5 1 (1.47%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.47%) Device Driver
5 1 (1.47%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.47%) HP StoreVirtual
5 1 (1.47%) Private Cloud
5 1 (1.47%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 57 (83.82%) Windows
2 49 (72.06%) Windows Server
3 35 (51.47%) Windows Server 2012
4 20 (29.41%) Linux
5 17 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 16 (23.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 14 (20.59%) Windows 7
8 5 (7.35%) Windows 10
9 3 (4.41%) AIX
9 3 (4.41%) Solaris
9 3 (4.41%) Windows 2000
10 2 (2.94%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (1.47%) Unix
11 1 (1.47%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (39.71%) Migration
2 21 (30.88%) ITIL
3 19 (27.94%) Disaster Recovery
4 7 (10.29%) Change Management
4 7 (10.29%) Problem Management
4 7 (10.29%) Service Management
5 6 (8.82%) Configuration Management
6 5 (7.35%) Information Security
6 5 (7.35%) Infrastructure Management
6 5 (7.35%) Performance Tuning
6 5 (7.35%) Server Building
7 4 (5.88%) Change Control
7 4 (5.88%) Integration Testing
7 4 (5.88%) Risk Analysis
8 3 (4.41%) Data Protection
8 3 (4.41%) High Availability
8 3 (4.41%) ITIL V3
8 3 (4.41%) Security Patching
8 3 (4.41%) TOGAF
8 3 (4.41%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 31 (45.59%) PowerShell
2 24 (35.29%) SQL
3 13 (19.12%) Ruby
4 1 (1.47%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 10 (14.71%) Security Cleared
2 9 (13.24%) Microsoft Certification
3 8 (11.76%) SC Cleared
4 5 (7.35%) DV Cleared
5 4 (5.88%) MCSA
6 3 (4.41%) ISEB
6 3 (4.41%) MCSE
7 2 (2.94%) CTC Cleared
7 2 (2.94%) MCDST
7 2 (2.94%) MCP
System Software
1 44 (64.71%) Hyper-V
2 42 (61.76%) Active Directory
3 33 (48.53%) VMware Infrastructure
4 21 (30.88%) vSphere
5 7 (10.29%) XenApp
6 6 (8.82%) XenDesktop
7 5 (7.35%) XenServer
8 3 (4.41%) DFS Replication
8 3 (4.41%) KVM
8 3 (4.41%) Xen
9 2 (2.94%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (2.94%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (1.47%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 48 (70.59%) SCCM
2 40 (58.82%) SCOM
3 17 (25.00%) Windows Intune
4 16 (23.53%) Puppet
5 11 (16.18%) SCSM
6 10 (14.71%) SCOrch
7 4 (5.88%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 3 (4.41%) NetBackup
8 3 (4.41%) SCDPM
9 2 (2.94%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 2 (2.94%) vMotion
9 2 (2.94%) vRealize
10 1 (1.47%) HP Data Protector
10 1 (1.47%) HP SIM
10 1 (1.47%) SolarWinds Orion
10 1 (1.47%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 48 (70.59%) Microsoft
2 36 (52.94%) VMware
3 16 (23.53%) Red Hat
4 14 (20.59%) Oracle
4 14 (20.59%) RightScale
5 13 (19.12%) Citrix
6 12 (17.65%) HP
7 6 (8.82%) CA
7 6 (8.82%) Dell
8 4 (5.88%) NetApp
8 4 (5.88%) Symantec
9 3 (4.41%) BMC
9 3 (4.41%) CheckPoint
9 3 (4.41%) Cisco
9 3 (4.41%) EMC
9 3 (4.41%) iManage
9 3 (4.41%) Juniper
9 3 (4.41%) PlateSpin
10 1 (1.47%) ProCurve
10 1 (1.47%) Sitecore
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