The table below looks at the statistics for SCVMM skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SCVMM over the 3 months to 29 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM)
Rank 621 612 611
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -1
Contract jobs citing SCVMM 40 37 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.074% 0.065% 0.040%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.66% 0.76% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 22 14
Median daily rate £400 £388 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +1.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £225 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £498 £485
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
6048 4884 4500
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 11.23% 8.55% 8.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 3985 3010 2625
Median daily rate £450 £400 £382
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +4.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £340
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +11.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 118 143 133
Median hourly rate £28.50 £21.61 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.89% +13.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.28 £44.64 £31.52
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £22.00 £20.06
% change year-on-year
+29.54% +9.67%

SCVMM
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing SCVMM as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 July 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 27 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SCVMM within the UK over the 3 months to 29 July 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -2 36 £400 +3.22% 3
South East +8 12 £344 -14.00% 1
London +2 10 £425 +6.25%
Hampshire +4 6 £330 -
North West +2 5 £450 +100.00%
North East - 5 £300 -
Durham - 5 £300 -
Reading +10 4 £388 +158.33%
Berkshire +7 4 £388 +158.33%
Hook +5 4 £320 -
Erskine - 4 £300 -
Renfrewshire - 4 £300 -
Scotland - 4 £300 -
City of London +49 3 £425 +6.25%
Merseyside +2 2 - -
South West -9 2 £425 -22.72% 1
Surrey -12 2 £463 +27.58% 1
Cobham - 2 £463 -
Leeds +4 1 £288 -28.12%
Swindon 0 1 £450 -18.18%
West Yorkshire 0 1 £288 -28.12% 1
Yorkshire -2 1 £288 +27.77% 1
Wiltshire -4 1 £450 -18.18%
West Midlands -28 1 £450 +57.89%
Herefordshire - 1 £450 -
Gloucestershire - 1 £400 - 1
Hereford - 1 £450 -

SCVMM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing SCVMM also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for SCVMM.

1 69 (83.13%) Windows
2 59 (71.08%) Active Directory
2 59 (71.08%) SCCM
3 56 (67.47%) Microsoft
4 55 (66.27%) Hyper-V
5 53 (63.86%) SCOM
6 52 (62.65%) VMware
7 43 (51.81%) Windows Server
8 41 (49.40%) Windows Server 2008
9 40 (48.19%) Windows Server 2012
10 35 (42.17%) ITIL
11 34 (40.96%) PowerShell
12 32 (38.55%) Citrix
13 30 (36.14%) Virtual Machines
14 29 (34.94%) VMware Infrastructure
15 26 (31.33%) Security Cleared
16 25 (30.12%) SAN
17 24 (28.92%) MS Exchange
18 23 (27.71%) Exchange Server 2013
19 22 (26.51%) XenApp
19 22 (26.51%) HP
19 22 (26.51%) DNS
20 20 (24.10%) Linux
21 19 (22.89%) DHCP
21 19 (22.89%) VMware ESX
21 19 (22.89%) SC Cleared
22 17 (20.48%) SCSM
22 17 (20.48%) SharePoint
23 16 (19.28%) NetApp
23 16 (19.28%) SCDPM

SCVMM
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 24 (28.92%) MS Exchange
2 23 (27.71%) Exchange Server 2013
3 17 (20.48%) SharePoint
4 15 (18.07%) Exchange Server 2010
5 10 (12.05%) Skype for Business
6 5 (6.02%) Exchange Server 2007
7 4 (4.82%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (2.41%) IIS
Applications
1 15 (18.07%) MS Excel
2 7 (8.43%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 14 (16.87%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (4.82%) Office 365
3 3 (3.61%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (2.41%) HP Helion
4 2 (2.41%) IaaS
5 1 (1.20%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (1.20%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (1.20%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (30.12%) SAN
2 22 (26.51%) DNS
3 19 (22.89%) DHCP
4 12 (14.46%) NetScaler
5 11 (13.25%) LAN
6 9 (10.84%) Remote Desktop
6 9 (10.84%) WAN
7 8 (9.64%) iSCSI
7 8 (9.64%) TCP/IP
7 8 (9.64%) VLAN
7 8 (9.64%) VPN
7 8 (9.64%) WLAN
8 5 (6.02%) Firewall
8 5 (6.02%) SMTP
9 4 (4.82%) IPsec
9 4 (4.82%) Wireless
10 3 (3.61%) DMZ
10 3 (3.61%) Fibre Channel
10 3 (3.61%) Wi-Fi
10 3 (3.61%) WiMAX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (13.25%) SQL Server
2 5 (6.02%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (4.82%) SQL Server 2005
3 4 (4.82%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (1.20%) Git (software)
1 1 (1.20%) Gitweb
1 1 (1.20%) Jenkins
1 1 (1.20%) Subversion
General
1 5 (6.02%) Telecoms
2 4 (4.82%) Finance
Job Titles
1 21 (25.30%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 15 (18.07%) Windows Engineer
3 9 (10.84%) Consultant
3 9 (10.84%) Server Engineer
3 9 (10.84%) Wintel Engineer
4 8 (9.64%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
5 7 (8.43%) Windows Server Engineer
6 6 (7.23%) 3rd Line Support
6 6 (7.23%) Administrator
6 6 (7.23%) Analyst
6 6 (7.23%) Architect
6 6 (7.23%) Systems Administrator
6 6 (7.23%) Technical Consultant
7 5 (6.02%) Cloud Engineer
7 5 (6.02%) Hyper-V Engineer
7 5 (6.02%) Infrastructure Architect
7 5 (6.02%) Solutions Architect
7 5 (6.02%) Support Engineer
8 4 (4.82%) Hyper-V Consultant
8 4 (4.82%) SCCM Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.61%) .NET
1 3 (3.61%) 802.1X
1 3 (3.61%) RSS
2 2 (2.41%) HTML
2 2 (2.41%) XML
3 1 (1.20%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 14 (16.87%) Clustering
1 14 (16.87%) Data Centre
2 11 (13.25%) Client/Server
3 8 (9.64%) Replication
4 7 (8.43%) PKI
5 6 (7.23%) Private Cloud
6 5 (6.02%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (6.02%) Computer Science
7 4 (4.82%) Blackberry
8 2 (2.41%) Driving Licence
8 2 (2.41%) Hybrid Cloud
8 2 (2.41%) Virtual Team
9 1 (1.20%) HP StoreVirtual
9 1 (1.20%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 69 (83.13%) Windows
2 43 (51.81%) Windows Server
3 41 (49.40%) Windows Server 2008
4 40 (48.19%) Windows Server 2012
5 20 (24.10%) Linux
6 14 (16.87%) Windows 7
7 10 (12.05%) Windows Server 2003
8 6 (7.23%) Windows 8
9 4 (4.82%) Apple iOS
9 4 (4.82%) Unix
9 4 (4.82%) VMS
10 2 (2.41%) Windows 2000
11 1 (1.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (1.20%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (42.17%) ITIL
2 14 (16.87%) Configuration Management
2 14 (16.87%) High Availability
2 14 (16.87%) Migration
3 11 (13.25%) Infrastructure Management
4 9 (10.84%) Capacity Planning
5 8 (9.64%) Change Management
6 7 (8.43%) Mentoring
7 6 (7.23%) Defect Management
7 6 (7.23%) Prototyping
7 6 (7.23%) Server Building
8 5 (6.02%) Analytics
8 5 (6.02%) Change Control
8 5 (6.02%) Data Management
8 5 (6.02%) Network Management
8 5 (6.02%) Release Management
8 5 (6.02%) Service Delivery
9 4 (4.82%) Customer Engagement
9 4 (4.82%) Data Protection
9 4 (4.82%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 34 (40.96%) PowerShell
2 14 (16.87%) VBScript
3 8 (9.64%) SQL
4 3 (3.61%) C#
5 2 (2.41%) C++
5 2 (2.41%) PHP
5 2 (2.41%) VB
6 1 (1.20%) C
Qualifications
1 26 (31.33%) Security Cleared
2 19 (22.89%) SC Cleared
3 15 (18.07%) Microsoft Certification
4 8 (9.64%) Degree
4 8 (9.64%) MCSE
4 8 (9.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 5 (6.02%) MCITP
6 4 (4.82%) DV Cleared
7 3 (3.61%) CTC Cleared
7 3 (3.61%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (3.61%) MCTS
8 2 (2.41%) PMI Certification
8 2 (2.41%) PMP
9 1 (1.20%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (1.20%) ISEB
9 1 (1.20%) MCP
9 1 (1.20%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.02%) SLA
System Software
1 59 (71.08%) Active Directory
2 55 (66.27%) Hyper-V
3 30 (36.14%) Virtual Machines
4 29 (34.94%) VMware Infrastructure
5 22 (26.51%) XenApp
6 19 (22.89%) VMware ESX
7 16 (19.28%) XenDesktop
8 15 (18.07%) DFS Replication
9 7 (8.43%) VMware ESXi
9 7 (8.43%) VMware Server
9 7 (8.43%) vSphere
10 5 (6.02%) Xen
10 5 (6.02%) XenServer
11 4 (4.82%) Terminal Server
12 2 (2.41%) Firmware
12 2 (2.41%) UAG
12 2 (2.41%) vCloud
12 2 (2.41%) Virtual Servers
13 1 (1.20%) Microsoft App-V
13 1 (1.20%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 59 (71.08%) SCCM
2 53 (63.86%) SCOM
3 17 (20.48%) SCSM
4 16 (19.28%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 16 (19.28%) SCDPM
5 14 (16.87%) Microsoft Clustering
6 12 (14.46%) SCOrch
7 8 (9.64%) WSUS
8 6 (7.23%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 5 (6.02%) CA Spectrum
9 5 (6.02%) Failover Clustering
10 4 (4.82%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 3 (3.61%) HP Data Protector
11 3 (3.61%) Perfmon
11 3 (3.61%) Puppet
12 2 (2.41%) Ansible
12 2 (2.41%) Cobbler
12 2 (2.41%) OpenView
12 2 (2.41%) Opscode Chef
13 1 (1.20%) WMI
Vendors
1 56 (67.47%) Microsoft
2 52 (62.65%) VMware
3 32 (38.55%) Citrix
4 22 (26.51%) HP
5 16 (19.28%) NetApp
6 10 (12.05%) Symantec
7 9 (10.84%) SolarWinds
8 8 (9.64%) Cisco
8 8 (9.64%) Dell
9 7 (8.43%) CA
10 6 (7.23%) Dell Compellent
11 5 (6.02%) arcserve
11 5 (6.02%) Red Hat
12 4 (4.82%) 3PAR
12 4 (4.82%) AppSense
12 4 (4.82%) Brocade
12 4 (4.82%) Lumension
13 2 (2.41%) Opsware
14 1 (1.20%) CheckPoint
14 1 (1.20%) ProCurve