Period
to 23 October 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for SCSM skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SCSM over the 6 months to 23 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft System Center Service Manager (SCSM)
UK > England
6 months to
23 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 734 490 768
Rank change year-on-year -244 +278 +88
Contract jobs citing SCSM 5 4 23
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.007% 0.015% 0.030%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.046% 0.091% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 16
10th Percentile £378 £294 £375
25th Percentile £381 £315 £410
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £420 £359 £475
Median % change year-on-year +17.07% -24.47% +33.33%
75th Percentile £463 £412 £502
90th Percentile " £439 £544
UK median daily rate £420 £359 £481
% change year-on-year +17.07% -25.45% +26.23%

SCSM is in the Systems Management category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for systems management skills.

All Systems Management Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 10,764 4,408 11,407
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 16.01% 16.04% 14.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,793 3,068 7,951
10th Percentile £350 £310 £281
25th Percentile £450 £405 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% - -
75th Percentile £638 £588 £600
90th Percentile £700 £663 £675
UK median daily rate £540 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +8.00% - +1.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 161 82 241
10th Percentile £14.25 £12.61 £12.44
25th Percentile £16.00 £14.31 £14.14
Median hourly rate £20.00 £19.50 £19.00
Median % change year-on-year +2.56% +2.63% +8.57%
75th Percentile £46.50 £37.06 £34.00
90th Percentile £62.25 £51.80 £50.25
UK median hourly rate £23.00 £20.00 £20.11
% change year-on-year +15.00% -0.52% +14.89%

SCSM
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing SCSM as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for SCSM in England

SCSM
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing SCSM in England.

Daily rate trend for SCSM in England

SCSM
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing SCSM in England.

Hourly rate trend for SCSM in England

SCSM
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SCSM within the England region over the 6 months to 23 October 2021. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South West -48 2 £450 +2.86%
London - 2 £404 -
Midlands - 1 £403 - 1
West Midlands - 1 £403 -
SCSM
UK

For the 6 months to 23 October 2021, IT contractor jobs citing SCSM also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region with a requirement for SCSM.

1 5 (100.00%) Windows
1 5 (100.00%) SQL
1 5 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 5 (100.00%) SCCM
1 5 (100.00%) SCOM
1 5 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
1 5 (100.00%) Hyper-V
1 5 (100.00%) Windows Server 2016
2 3 (60.00%) WSUS
2 3 (60.00%) SCDPM
2 3 (60.00%) User Experience
2 3 (60.00%) Data Centre
2 3 (60.00%) Windows 10
2 3 (60.00%) Windows Server
2 3 (60.00%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 3 (60.00%) Application Virtualisation
2 3 (60.00%) Virtual Machines
2 3 (60.00%) Virtual Desktop
2 3 (60.00%) Failover Clustering
2 3 (60.00%) Microsoft Clustering
2 3 (60.00%) SCVMM
2 3 (60.00%) Data Protection
2 3 (60.00%) DV Cleared
2 3 (60.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (60.00%) Clustering
2 3 (60.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 3 (60.00%) DFS Replication
2 3 (60.00%) VMware ESXi
2 3 (60.00%) ArcSight
2 3 (60.00%) Dell

SCSM
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 3 (60.00%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft 365
2 1 (20.00%) Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (60.00%) DHCP
2 2 (40.00%) Firewall
2 2 (40.00%) LAN
2 2 (40.00%) WAN
2 2 (40.00%) Wireless
3 1 (20.00%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (40.00%) SQL Server 2012
1 2 (40.00%) SQL Server 2014
1 2 (40.00%) SQL Server 2016
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Systems Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Analyst
2 2 (40.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 2 (40.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) 2nd/3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) IT Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) IT Infrastructure Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Network Infrastructure Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) Clustering
1 3 (60.00%) Data Centre
1 3 (60.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) Windows
1 5 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
1 5 (100.00%) Windows Server 2016
2 3 (60.00%) Windows 10
2 3 (60.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Application Virtualisation
1 3 (60.00%) Data Protection
1 3 (60.00%) ITIL
2 2 (40.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 2 (40.00%) Storage Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (100.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (60.00%) DV Cleared
1 3 (60.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 5 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 5 (100.00%) Hyper-V
2 3 (60.00%) DFS Replication
2 3 (60.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 3 (60.00%) Virtual Desktop
2 3 (60.00%) Virtual Machines
2 3 (60.00%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (20.00%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 5 (100.00%) SCCM
1 5 (100.00%) SCOM
2 3 (60.00%) Failover Clustering
2 3 (60.00%) Microsoft Clustering
2 3 (60.00%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 3 (60.00%) SCDPM
2 3 (60.00%) SCVMM
2 3 (60.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) ArcSight
1 3 (60.00%) Dell
2 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (40.00%) VMware
3 1 (20.00%) Mitel