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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM)
Rank 564 529 551
Rank change year-on-year
-35 +22
Contract jobs citing SCVMM 24 34 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.044% 0.067% 0.066%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.58% 0.91% 1.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 22 19
Average daily rate
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£375 £350 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £304 £225 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £525 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £450 £388
% change year-on-year
-22.22% +16.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £20.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £20.00 -
Systems Management Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
4128 3753 3782
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.55% 7.34% 6.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 2436 2101 1956
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
-0.73% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 128 162 176
Average hourly rate £19.50 £22.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.95 £13.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.53 £42.50 £36.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.06 £22.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-8.81% +25.71%

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 30 July 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 30 July 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 -36 24 £375 -16.66% 13
London +19 10 £400 +77.77%
East Midlands +2 3 £350 +40.00% 1
East of England -16 3 £450 -
Yorkshire +7 2 £281 -19.64% 3
Chester +7 2 - -
Cheshire +2 2 - - 1
North West 0 2 - - 3
Cambridgeshire -10 2 - -
South East -18 2 £300 -33.33% 3
South Yorkshire - 2 £281 - 2
Cambridge - 2 - -
Milton Keynes +1 1 - -
Buckinghamshire -6 1 - -
South West -27 1 £385 -26.66%
West Midlands - 1 - - 2
Sheffield - 1 £350 - 2
Watford - 1 £450 -
Hertfordshire - 1 £450 -
Leicestershire - 1 £320 - 1
Nottinghamshire - 1 £350 -
Oxfordshire - 1 £300 - 1
Nottingham - 1 £350 -
Leicester - 1 £320 - 1
Liverpool - - - -
Birmingham - - - - 2
Coventry - - - -
Glasgow - - - - 3
Hemel Hempstead - - - -
High Wycombe - - - -

SCVMM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 53 (80.30%) Windows
1 53 (80.30%) Hyper-V
2 52 (78.79%) SCCM
3 41 (62.12%) Windows Server 2008
4 37 (56.06%) Microsoft
5 35 (53.03%) Windows Server 2003
5 35 (53.03%) PowerShell
6 34 (51.52%) SCOM
7 23 (34.85%) VMware
8 21 (31.82%) VMware Infrastructure
9 20 (30.30%) DNS
9 20 (30.30%) Windows Server 2012
10 19 (28.79%) Microsoft Certification
11 17 (25.76%) DHCP
11 17 (25.76%) Active Directory
11 17 (25.76%) HP
11 17 (25.76%) MCSE
11 17 (25.76%) Migration
12 16 (24.24%) SQL Server
12 16 (24.24%) ITIL
13 15 (22.73%) Windows 7
14 14 (21.21%) SCDPM
14 14 (21.21%) SQL
15 13 (19.70%) MCP
15 13 (19.70%) MS Exchange
15 13 (19.70%) MCITP
15 13 (19.70%) Exchange Server 2010
16 12 (18.18%) Data Protection
16 12 (18.18%) Workflow
16 12 (18.18%) Windows XP

SCVMM
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 13 (19.70%) MS Exchange
1 13 (19.70%) Exchange Server 2010
2 10 (15.15%) IBM Notes
2 10 (15.15%) Lotus Domino
3 5 (7.58%) Lync
4 4 (6.06%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.52%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (1.52%) Office Communications Server
5 1 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 5 (7.58%) MS Excel
1 5 (7.58%) MS Office
2 1 (1.52%) MS Project
2 1 (1.52%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.03%) SaaS
2 1 (1.52%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 20 (30.30%) DNS
2 17 (25.76%) DHCP
3 10 (15.15%) SAN
3 10 (15.15%) Internet
4 3 (4.55%) TCP/IP
5 2 (3.03%) Fibre Channel
5 2 (3.03%) Firewall
5 2 (3.03%) IPv6
6 1 (1.52%) VPN
6 1 (1.52%) VoIP
6 1 (1.52%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (1.52%) Network Security
6 1 (1.52%) Cisco IOS
6 1 (1.52%) VLAN
6 1 (1.52%) NetScaler
6 1 (1.52%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (1.52%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 1 (1.52%) Junos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (24.24%) SQL Server
2 10 (15.15%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (4.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (3.03%) Hadoop
5 1 (1.52%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.52%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (4.55%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (1.52%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 9 (13.64%) Finance
2 1 (1.52%) Law
2 1 (1.52%) Legal
Job Titles
1 15 (22.73%) Server Engineer
2 13 (19.70%) Consultant
3 12 (18.18%) Migration Engineer
4 9 (13.64%) Wintel Engineer
5 7 (10.61%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 6 (9.09%) Data Centre Engineer
7 5 (7.58%) 3rd Line Support
7 5 (7.58%) Windows Server Engineer
7 5 (7.58%) Data Migration Engineer
8 4 (6.06%) SCCM Consultant
9 3 (4.55%) Server Support
9 3 (4.55%) Network Support Specialist
9 3 (4.55%) Server Specialist
9 3 (4.55%) Network Support
9 3 (4.55%) Network Specialist
9 3 (4.55%) Project Engineer
9 3 (4.55%) Server Support Specialist
9 3 (4.55%) Support Specialist
10 2 (3.03%) Wintel Server Engineer
10 2 (3.03%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.03%) Application Packaging
2 1 (1.52%) WAP
2 1 (1.52%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 11 (16.67%) Blackberry
1 11 (16.67%) Clustering
2 3 (4.55%) Video Editing
3 2 (3.03%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.52%) Firmware
4 1 (1.52%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 53 (80.30%) Windows
2 41 (62.12%) Windows Server 2008
3 35 (53.03%) Windows Server 2003
4 20 (30.30%) Windows Server 2012
5 15 (22.73%) Windows 7
6 12 (18.18%) Windows XP
7 4 (6.06%) Windows 8
8 3 (4.55%) Linux
8 3 (4.55%) UNIX
9 2 (3.03%) Windows Vista
10 1 (1.52%) Windows 2000
10 1 (1.52%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (25.76%) Migration
2 16 (24.24%) ITIL
3 12 (18.18%) Data Protection
3 12 (18.18%) Workflow
4 6 (9.09%) Project Management
5 3 (4.55%) DevOps
5 3 (4.55%) Infrastructure Management
6 2 (3.03%) Computer Architecture
6 2 (3.03%) Network Monitoring
6 2 (3.03%) Capacity Management
6 2 (3.03%) Risk Assessment
6 2 (3.03%) Network Load Balancing
6 2 (3.03%) Service Delivery
7 1 (1.52%) Investment Management
7 1 (1.52%) Incident Management
7 1 (1.52%) Information Management
7 1 (1.52%) Software Deployment
7 1 (1.52%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 35 (53.03%) PowerShell
2 14 (21.21%) SQL
3 3 (4.55%) Shell Script
4 2 (3.03%) C
4 2 (3.03%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 19 (28.79%) Microsoft Certification
2 17 (25.76%) MCSE
3 13 (19.70%) MCP
3 13 (19.70%) MCITP
4 6 (9.09%) Security Cleared
5 4 (6.06%) SC Cleared
6 2 (3.03%) CCAA
6 2 (3.03%) Degree
6 2 (3.03%) CCA
6 2 (3.03%) Citrix Certification
6 2 (3.03%) CCEA
7 1 (1.52%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (1.52%) CCNA
7 1 (1.52%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 53 (80.30%) Hyper-V
2 21 (31.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (25.76%) Active Directory
4 6 (9.09%) Microsoft App-V
5 5 (7.58%) XenDesktop
6 3 (4.55%) Terminal Services
6 3 (4.55%) XenApp
7 2 (3.03%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 2 (3.03%) XenServer
8 1 (1.52%) VMware ESX
8 1 (1.52%) UAG
8 1 (1.52%) DFS Replication
8 1 (1.52%) vSphere
8 1 (1.52%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 52 (78.79%) SCCM
2 34 (51.52%) SCOM
3 14 (21.21%) SCDPM
4 10 (15.15%) SCOrch
5 5 (7.58%) SCSM
6 3 (4.55%) WSUS
7 2 (3.03%) NetBackup
7 2 (3.03%) HP Data Protector
8 1 (1.52%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (1.52%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (1.52%) SolarWinds Orion
8 1 (1.52%) AppDNA
8 1 (1.52%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 37 (56.06%) Microsoft
2 23 (34.85%) VMware
3 17 (25.76%) HP
4 10 (15.15%) Lotus
5 9 (13.64%) Cisco
6 6 (9.09%) Citrix
7 4 (6.06%) McAfee
7 4 (6.06%) Dell
8 3 (4.55%) Remedy
8 3 (4.55%) PlateSpin
8 3 (4.55%) F5
9 2 (3.03%) 3PAR
9 2 (3.03%) Brocade
9 2 (3.03%) NetApp
9 2 (3.03%) IBM
10 1 (1.52%) EMC
10 1 (1.52%) Oracle
10 1 (1.52%) Sophos
10 1 (1.52%) Symantec
10 1 (1.52%) Juniper