The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Systems Management category.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM)
Rank 547 519 574
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +55
Contract jobs citing SCVMM 40 25 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.071% 0.052% 0.023%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.97% 0.79% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 14 7
Average daily rate £213 £413 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-48.48% +17.85%
UK excluding London average daily rate £208 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
-36.15% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £28.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.00 - -
Systems Management Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
4115 3159 3757
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.31% 6.62% 6.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 2371 1814 2011
Average daily rate £388 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 155 158 161
Average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £37.50 £42.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +8.10%

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -72 40 £213 -48.48% 19
London -26 16 £308 -31.66% 9
South East 0 14 £185 - 4
Hampshire - 10 £185 -
Kingston Upon Thames - 6 £301 -
West Midlands -14 3 £213 -22.72%
Birmingham - 3 £213 -
City of London -12 2 - - 1
North West -15 2 £223 - 1
Yorkshire -19 2 £213 -43.33% 1
South West - 2 - - 2
Surrey - 2 £350 -
Milton Keynes -16 1 - -
Buckinghamshire -18 1 - -
West Yorkshire -19 1 - - 1
Berkshire - 1 - - 4
South Yorkshire - 1 £213 -
Leeds - 1 - - 1
County Antrim - - - -
Belfast - - - -
Bradford - - - -
Bristol - - - - 1
Coventry - - - -
Derby - - - -
Godalming - - - -
Nottingham - - - -
Poole - - - -
Portsmouth - - - -
Reading - - - - 4
Sheffield - - - -

SCVMM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 58 (92.06%) Hyper-V
2 53 (84.13%) Windows
3 44 (69.84%) Windows Server 2008
3 44 (69.84%) SCCM
4 35 (55.56%) PowerShell
5 33 (52.38%) Microsoft
6 32 (50.79%) Windows Server 2003
7 30 (47.62%) SCOM
8 24 (38.10%) VMware
9 22 (34.92%) Windows Server 2012
10 21 (33.33%) ITIL
11 20 (31.75%) MS Exchange
11 20 (31.75%) Windows 7
11 20 (31.75%) Exchange Server 2010
12 19 (30.16%) Blackberry
13 18 (28.57%) Windows XP
13 18 (28.57%) Active Directory
13 18 (28.57%) Microsoft Certification
14 17 (26.98%) Finance
14 17 (26.98%) VMware Infrastructure
15 16 (25.40%) MCSE
16 15 (23.81%) SQL Server
16 15 (23.81%) Migration
16 15 (23.81%) MCITP
17 13 (20.63%) XenApp
17 13 (20.63%) SQL
17 13 (20.63%) MCP
17 13 (20.63%) HP
17 13 (20.63%) DHCP
17 13 (20.63%) DNS

SCVMM
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 20 (31.75%) MS Exchange
1 20 (31.75%) Exchange Server 2010
2 12 (19.05%) SharePoint
3 10 (15.87%) IBM Notes
3 10 (15.87%) Lotus Domino
4 7 (11.11%) SharePoint 2010
4 7 (11.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 3 (4.76%) Lync
6 2 (3.17%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 7 (11.11%) MS Office
2 2 (3.17%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.17%) Office 365
1 2 (3.17%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (20.63%) DHCP
1 13 (20.63%) DNS
2 12 (19.05%) SAN
3 10 (15.87%) Internet
3 10 (15.87%) iSCSI
4 3 (4.76%) NAS
5 2 (3.17%) Firewall
5 2 (3.17%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (1.59%) Network Security
6 1 (1.59%) LAN
6 1 (1.59%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (23.81%) SQL Server
2 10 (15.87%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (1.59%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (1.59%) MSBuild
1 1 (1.59%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 1 (1.59%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (1.59%) Visual Studio
General
1 17 (26.98%) Finance
2 3 (4.76%) Banking
2 3 (4.76%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 13 (20.63%) Server Engineer
2 11 (17.46%) Migration Engineer
3 9 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 9 (14.29%) Wintel Engineer
3 9 (14.29%) Consultant
4 6 (9.52%) Data Centre Engineer
5 5 (7.94%) Analyst
6 4 (6.35%) 3rd Line Support
6 4 (6.35%) Data Migration Engineer
7 3 (4.76%) Windows Server Engineer
8 2 (3.17%) SCCM Consultant
8 2 (3.17%) Wintel Server Engineer
9 1 (1.59%) Virtualisation Consultant
9 1 (1.59%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 1 (1.59%) Applications Engineer
9 1 (1.59%) Operations Consultant
9 1 (1.59%) Environment Manager
9 1 (1.59%) Microsoft Consultant
9 1 (1.59%) Infrastructure Specialist
9 1 (1.59%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.17%) Application Packaging
2 1 (1.59%) DirectX
Miscellaneous
1 19 (30.16%) Blackberry
2 12 (19.05%) Clustering
3 4 (6.35%) Thin Client
3 4 (6.35%) Fat Client
4 3 (4.76%) Video Editing
4 3 (4.76%) Firmware
5 1 (1.59%) PKI
5 1 (1.59%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 53 (84.13%) Windows
2 44 (69.84%) Windows Server 2008
3 32 (50.79%) Windows Server 2003
4 22 (34.92%) Windows Server 2012
5 20 (31.75%) Windows 7
6 18 (28.57%) Windows XP
7 9 (14.29%) Windows 8
8 8 (12.70%) Windows Vista
9 3 (4.76%) UNIX
9 3 (4.76%) Linux
10 1 (1.59%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (33.33%) ITIL
2 15 (23.81%) Migration
3 12 (19.05%) Workflow
4 10 (15.87%) Data Protection
5 9 (14.29%) Change Management
6 7 (11.11%) Data Management
6 7 (11.11%) Capacity Planning
7 6 (9.52%) Project Management
8 3 (4.76%) Root Cause Analysis
8 3 (4.76%) Infrastructure Management
9 2 (3.17%) Disaster Recovery
9 2 (3.17%) Network Load Balancing
9 2 (3.17%) Network Monitoring
10 1 (1.59%) Software Deployment
10 1 (1.59%) QMS
10 1 (1.59%) Security Management
10 1 (1.59%) Business Continuity
10 1 (1.59%) Risk Assessment
10 1 (1.59%) Quality Management
Programming Languages
1 35 (55.56%) PowerShell
2 13 (20.63%) SQL
3 2 (3.17%) VBScript
3 2 (3.17%) C
Qualifications
1 18 (28.57%) Microsoft Certification
2 16 (25.40%) MCSE
3 15 (23.81%) MCITP
4 13 (20.63%) MCP
5 2 (3.17%) CCNA
5 2 (3.17%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (3.17%) MCDST
5 2 (3.17%) Security Cleared
6 1 (1.59%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.59%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.59%) SLA
System Software
1 58 (92.06%) Hyper-V
2 18 (28.57%) Active Directory
3 17 (26.98%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (20.63%) XenApp
5 4 (6.35%) Microsoft App-V
5 4 (6.35%) XenDesktop
6 2 (3.17%) Terminal Services
6 2 (3.17%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (1.59%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 44 (69.84%) SCCM
2 30 (47.62%) SCOM
3 12 (19.05%) SCOrch
4 10 (15.87%) SCDPM
5 7 (11.11%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 4 (6.35%) SCSM
7 3 (4.76%) ARCserve
8 2 (3.17%) HP Data Protector
8 2 (3.17%) AppDNA
Vendors
1 33 (52.38%) Microsoft
2 24 (38.10%) VMware
3 13 (20.63%) HP
4 11 (17.46%) Citrix
5 10 (15.87%) NetApp
5 10 (15.87%) Lotus
6 7 (11.11%) Symantec
7 6 (9.52%) Cisco
8 3 (4.76%) Veeam
8 3 (4.76%) Fujitsu
8 3 (4.76%) IBM
9 2 (3.17%) Remedy
9 2 (3.17%) Brocade
9 2 (3.17%) PlateSpin
9 2 (3.17%) 3PAR
10 1 (1.59%) Sophos
10 1 (1.59%) Dell
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £435 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
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Rate: £280 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds
Blue Town Online
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 16 days ago