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 19 December 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 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM)
Rank 547 546 523
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -23
Contract jobs citing SCVMM 48 36 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.087% 0.070% 0.069%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.05% 0.97% 1.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 24 17
Average daily rate
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£425 £425 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +14.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £172 £353
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £491
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £180 £400
% change year-on-year
+136.11% -55.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
Average hourly rate £56.00 £15.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+261.29% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £56.00 £15.50 -
% change year-on-year
+261.29% -

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
4554 3718 3220
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 8.25% 7.20% 6.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 2860 2242 1697
Average daily rate £415 £388 £373
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.09% +3.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £520 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £335 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.20% -4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 157 139 211
Average hourly rate £20.75 £19.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.41% -13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.06 £12.42 £12.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.25 £38.71 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.28 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-3.42% -6.66%

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 19 December 2014.

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 19 December 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 -20 45 £425 - 14
London +23 25 £450 +5.88% 6
South East -19 8 £438 +50.86% 1
Berkshire +8 7 £425 -
City of London +11 6 £325 -29.72% 1
North West -4 5 £275 -
Merseyside - 5 £275 -
East Midlands - 3 £470 -
Reading +19 2 £425 -
Swindon -8 2 £413 -25.00%
Wiltshire -12 2 £413 -25.00%
South West -28 2 £413 +135.71% 4
Nottinghamshire - 2 £615 -
Slough - 2 £425 -
Liverpool - 2 £279 -
Nottingham - 2 £615 -
Yorkshire -9 1 - -
East of England -17 1 - -
West Sussex - 1 £500 - 1
South Yorkshire - 1 - -
Northamptonshire - 1 £325 -
Northampton - 1 £325 -
Sheffield - 1 - -
Essex - 1 - -
Gloucestershire - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Kent - - - -
Leicestershire - - - -
North Yorkshire - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -

SCVMM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 54 (71.05%) Hyper-V
2 52 (68.42%) Windows
3 49 (64.47%) Microsoft
3 49 (64.47%) SCCM
4 38 (50.00%) SCOM
5 36 (47.37%) VMware
6 33 (43.42%) Active Directory
6 33 (43.42%) PowerShell
6 33 (43.42%) Windows Server 2008
7 31 (40.79%) HP
8 30 (39.47%) VMware Infrastructure
9 25 (32.89%) Citrix
9 25 (32.89%) ITIL
10 23 (30.26%) VBScript
10 23 (30.26%) Windows Server 2012
11 22 (28.95%) SAN
12 19 (25.00%) Windows 7
13 17 (22.37%) SQL Server
14 16 (21.05%) Dell
14 16 (21.05%) DNS
14 16 (21.05%) XenDesktop
15 15 (19.74%) DHCP
15 15 (19.74%) TCP/IP
15 15 (19.74%) SQL
15 15 (19.74%) Clustering
16 14 (18.42%) SharePoint
16 14 (18.42%) MS Exchange
17 13 (17.11%) MS Office
17 13 (17.11%) Cisco
17 13 (17.11%) Migration

SCVMM
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 14 (18.42%) SharePoint
1 14 (18.42%) MS Exchange
2 10 (13.16%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (9.21%) OpenStack
4 6 (7.89%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (2.63%) Lync
5 2 (2.63%) IIS
6 1 (1.32%) Apache
6 1 (1.32%) Tomcat
6 1 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 13 (17.11%) MS Office
2 10 (13.16%) MS Excel
3 6 (7.89%) MS Project
3 6 (7.89%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 9 (11.84%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.32%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (1.32%) PaaS
2 1 (1.32%) Google Apps
2 1 (1.32%) Office 365
2 1 (1.32%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (28.95%) SAN
2 16 (21.05%) DNS
3 15 (19.74%) DHCP
3 15 (19.74%) TCP/IP
4 9 (11.84%) NetScaler
5 8 (10.53%) NAS
6 7 (9.21%) Firewall
6 7 (9.21%) Cisco ASA
7 5 (6.58%) VPN
7 5 (6.58%) DMZ
7 5 (6.58%) VLAN
8 2 (2.63%) Fibre Channel
8 2 (2.63%) SSH
8 2 (2.63%) IPv6
9 1 (1.32%) LAN
9 1 (1.32%) WAN
9 1 (1.32%) Cisco IOS
9 1 (1.32%) Network Security
9 1 (1.32%) Cisco Nexus
9 1 (1.32%) Junos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (22.37%) SQL Server
2 11 (14.47%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (2.63%) Hadoop
3 2 (2.63%) MySQL
General
1 7 (9.21%) Legal
2 5 (6.58%) Law
3 3 (3.95%) Banking
3 3 (3.95%) Finance
4 2 (2.63%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.32%) Local Government
5 1 (1.32%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 18 (23.68%) Consultant
2 15 (19.74%) Analyst
3 11 (14.47%) Wintel Analyst
4 10 (13.16%) Architect
5 6 (7.89%) SCCM Consultant
5 6 (7.89%) Infrastructure Technician
6 4 (5.26%) Infrastructure Consultant
7 3 (3.95%) Infrastructure Architect
7 3 (3.95%) Server Engineer
7 3 (3.95%) Support Engineer
7 3 (3.95%) Support Specialist
7 3 (3.95%) Developer
7 3 (3.95%) Wintel Engineer
8 2 (2.63%) Wintel Architect
8 2 (2.63%) Trade Floor Support Analyst
8 2 (2.63%) Network Specialist
8 2 (2.63%) Windows Server Engineer
8 2 (2.63%) Network Support Specialist
8 2 (2.63%) Server Specialist
8 2 (2.63%) Build Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (10.53%) Middleware
2 1 (1.32%) COM
2 1 (1.32%) Web Services
2 1 (1.32%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 15 (19.74%) Clustering
2 8 (10.53%) Replication
3 7 (9.21%) CESG
4 3 (3.95%) Thin Client
4 3 (3.95%) CESG CLAS
4 3 (3.95%) Fat Client
5 2 (2.63%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.63%) PKI
6 1 (1.32%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.32%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 52 (68.42%) Windows
2 33 (43.42%) Windows Server 2008
3 23 (30.26%) Windows Server 2012
4 19 (25.00%) Windows 7
5 8 (10.53%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (6.58%) Windows 2000
7 4 (5.26%) Windows XP
8 2 (2.63%) Windows 8
8 2 (2.63%) UNIX
8 2 (2.63%) Linux
9 1 (1.32%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (32.89%) ITIL
2 13 (17.11%) Migration
3 9 (11.84%) Project Management
3 9 (11.84%) Incident Management
4 8 (10.53%) Low Latency
4 8 (10.53%) ITSM
4 8 (10.53%) Configuration Management
5 7 (9.21%) Service Delivery
6 6 (7.89%) High Availability
6 6 (7.89%) Disaster Recovery
7 5 (6.58%) Information Management
7 5 (6.58%) Performance Tuning
7 5 (6.58%) Network Architecture
8 4 (5.26%) Data Protection
8 4 (5.26%) Network Design
9 2 (2.63%) Change Management
9 2 (2.63%) Service Management
9 2 (2.63%) Risk Assessment
10 1 (1.32%) PRINCE2
10 1 (1.32%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 33 (43.42%) PowerShell
2 23 (30.26%) VBScript
3 15 (19.74%) SQL
4 8 (10.53%) Shell Script
5 7 (9.21%) C#
6 5 (6.58%) Perl
7 4 (5.26%) VBA
8 1 (1.32%) VB
8 1 (1.32%) Java
Qualifications
1 11 (14.47%) Security Cleared
2 9 (11.84%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (11.84%) SC Cleared
3 7 (9.21%) MCSE
4 4 (5.26%) CCNA
4 4 (5.26%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (2.63%) Degree
5 2 (2.63%) MCITP
6 1 (1.32%) MCP
6 1 (1.32%) MCSD
6 1 (1.32%) MCSA
6 1 (1.32%) PMP
6 1 (1.32%) PMI Certification
6 1 (1.32%) ISEB
6 1 (1.32%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (1.32%) MCTS
6 1 (1.32%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.32%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.58%) SLA
System Software
1 54 (71.05%) Hyper-V
2 33 (43.42%) Active Directory
3 30 (39.47%) VMware Infrastructure
4 16 (21.05%) XenDesktop
5 10 (13.16%) XenApp
6 9 (11.84%) vSphere
7 8 (10.53%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 8 (10.53%) VMware ESXi
8 7 (9.21%) XenServer
9 5 (6.58%) Firmware
9 5 (6.58%) Microsoft App-V
9 5 (6.58%) DFS Replication
10 4 (5.26%) VMware Server
10 4 (5.26%) VMware Workstation
11 2 (2.63%) VMware ESX
12 1 (1.32%) Terminal Services
12 1 (1.32%) UAG
12 1 (1.32%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 1 (1.32%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 1 (1.32%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 49 (64.47%) SCCM
2 38 (50.00%) SCOM
3 12 (15.79%) SCDPM
4 11 (14.47%) SCOrch
5 8 (10.53%) HP SIM
5 8 (10.53%) EdgeSight
5 8 (10.53%) Norton AntiVirus
6 7 (9.21%) SCSM
7 3 (3.95%) XenMobile
8 2 (2.63%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 2 (2.63%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 2 (2.63%) Puppet
9 1 (1.32%) Ansible
Vendors
1 49 (64.47%) Microsoft
2 36 (47.37%) VMware
3 31 (40.79%) HP
4 25 (32.89%) Citrix
5 16 (21.05%) Dell
6 13 (17.11%) Cisco
7 10 (13.16%) Symantec
8 8 (10.53%) Veeam
8 8 (10.53%) Lumension
8 8 (10.53%) Nimsoft
8 8 (10.53%) McAfee
8 8 (10.53%) Sophos
8 8 (10.53%) Veritas
8 8 (10.53%) CA
9 7 (9.21%) IBM
9 7 (9.21%) ServiceNow
10 6 (7.89%) EMC
11 5 (6.58%) Reuters
11 5 (6.58%) Bloomberg
12 4 (5.26%) AppSense