Period
to 24 May 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for SCVMM skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SCVMM over the 6 months to 24 May 2018 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 Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM)
UK > England
6 months to
24 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 782 766 786
Rank change year-on-year -16 +20 -34
Contract jobs citing SCVMM 61 31 65
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.066% 0.037% 0.067%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.51% 0.35% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 22 41
England median daily rate £438 £450 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.78% +28.57% -17.65%
10th Percentile £302 £325 £266
90th Percentile £561 £600 £475
UK median daily rate £438 £385 £334
% change year-on-year +13.64% +15.36% -21.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
England median hourly rate - - £22.00
UK median hourly rate - - £22.00

SCVMM 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 12,060 8,922 9,995
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.09% 10.69% 10.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,102 5,947 6,432
England median daily rate £498 £460 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.15% +8.24% +6.25%
10th Percentile £294 £281 £263
90th Percentile £638 £613 £588
UK median daily rate £480 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +6.67% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 286 196 236
England median hourly rate £17.52 £21.00 £21.33
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.57% -1.55% +6.65%
10th Percentile £11.73 £12.00 £12.14
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.38 £53.75
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £23.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -21.74% +2.22% +12.50%

SCVMM
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing SCVMM as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for SCVMM in England

SCVMM
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SCVMM in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for SCVMM in England

SCVMM
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SCVMM in England over the 6 months to 24 May 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SCVMM in England

SCVMM
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SCVMM in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SCVMM in England

SCVMM
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 SCVMM within the England region over the 6 months to 24 May 2018. 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 East +3 26 £495 +16.81% 2
South West +22 17 £438 -27.08% 2
North of England -4 9 £525 - 2
Midlands -2 8 £323 -
West Midlands -10 8 £323 -
North West -7 7 £538 - 1
London -61 3 - - 4
Yorkshire - 2 £400 - 1
SCVMM
UK

For the 6 months to 24 May 2018, IT contractor jobs citing SCVMM 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 SCVMM.

1 45 (73.77%) SCCM
2 41 (67.21%) SCOM
2 41 (67.21%) PowerShell
3 37 (60.66%) Windows
4 30 (49.18%) Hyper-V
5 29 (47.54%) Windows Server
6 26 (42.62%) Security Cleared
7 25 (40.98%) Microsoft
8 22 (36.07%) SC Cleared
9 19 (31.15%) Active Directory
10 18 (29.51%) SQL Server
11 17 (27.87%) Windows Server 2012
12 16 (26.23%) Server Building
13 15 (24.59%) Visual Studio Team System
13 15 (24.59%) Remedy
13 15 (24.59%) Validation
14 14 (22.95%) IIS
14 14 (22.95%) Microsoft Azure
14 14 (22.95%) Virtual Machines
15 13 (21.31%) SQL
16 11 (18.03%) Team Foundation Server
16 11 (18.03%) DevOps
17 10 (16.39%) JSON
17 10 (16.39%) PKI
18 9 (14.75%) SolarWinds
18 9 (14.75%) VMware
19 8 (13.11%) Clustering
19 8 (13.11%) SCSM
20 7 (11.48%) Power BI
20 7 (11.48%) VPN

SCVMM
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 14 (22.95%) IIS
2 3 (4.92%) Confluence
3 2 (3.28%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (3.28%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (3.28%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 14 (22.95%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (6.56%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (4.92%) Azure Data Factory
3 3 (4.92%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
3 3 (4.92%) IaaS
3 3 (4.92%) PaaS
4 2 (3.28%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (11.48%) DNS
1 7 (11.48%) VPN
2 6 (9.84%) DHCP
3 4 (6.56%) NetScaler
4 2 (3.28%) Cisco IOS
4 2 (3.28%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 2 (3.28%) Remote Desktop
4 2 (3.28%) SAN
4 2 (3.28%) SMS
4 2 (3.28%) TCP/IP
4 2 (3.28%) Telnet
5 1 (1.64%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 1 (1.64%) Firewall
5 1 (1.64%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (29.51%) SQL Server
2 7 (11.48%) Power BI
3 6 (9.84%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 6 (9.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (8.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (4.92%) Data Lake
5 3 (4.92%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (4.92%) HDInsight
6 2 (3.28%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 2 (3.28%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (3.28%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (3.28%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (1.64%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 15 (24.59%) Visual Studio Team System
2 11 (18.03%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (4.92%) JIRA
4 2 (3.28%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (3.28%) Finance
2 1 (1.64%) Banking
Job Titles
1 20 (32.79%) Architect
2 13 (21.31%) Administrator
2 13 (21.31%) Systems Administrator
3 12 (19.67%) Senior Systems Administrator
4 9 (14.75%) Enterprise Architect
5 8 (13.11%) Enterprise Management Architect
6 7 (11.48%) Support Engineer
7 6 (9.84%) Azure Architect
8 5 (8.20%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 5 (8.20%) Lead Architect
9 4 (6.56%) 3rd Line Support
9 4 (6.56%) Azure Consultant
9 4 (6.56%) Consultant
10 3 (4.92%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
10 3 (4.92%) DBA
10 3 (4.92%) DevOps Engineer
10 3 (4.92%) SQL DBA
11 2 (3.28%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
11 2 (3.28%) Server Engineer
11 2 (3.28%) Systems Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (16.39%) JSON
2 4 (6.56%) .NET
3 3 (4.92%) Node.js
3 3 (4.92%) REST
4 2 (3.28%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 10 (16.39%) PKI
2 8 (13.11%) Clustering
3 5 (8.20%) Data Centre
4 3 (4.92%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (4.92%) Hybrid Cloud
4 3 (4.92%) User Experience
5 2 (3.28%) Replication
6 1 (1.64%) Fat Client
6 1 (1.64%) Public Cloud
6 1 (1.64%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 37 (60.66%) Windows
2 29 (47.54%) Windows Server
3 17 (27.87%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (4.92%) Windows 10
4 3 (4.92%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (3.28%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.64%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (26.23%) Server Building
2 15 (24.59%) Validation
3 11 (18.03%) DevOps
4 7 (11.48%) ITIL
5 6 (9.84%) Business Intelligence
5 6 (9.84%) Matrix Organization
5 6 (9.84%) Migration
6 5 (8.20%) Load Balancing
6 5 (8.20%) Problem-Solving
7 4 (6.56%) Application Virtualisation
8 3 (4.92%) Data Migration
8 3 (4.92%) Data Protection
8 3 (4.92%) Database Mirroring
8 3 (4.92%) High Availability
8 3 (4.92%) Network Virtualisation
8 3 (4.92%) Security Hardening
9 2 (3.28%) Agile Software Development
9 2 (3.28%) Data Analysis
9 2 (3.28%) Performance Metrics
9 2 (3.28%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 41 (67.21%) PowerShell
2 13 (21.31%) SQL
3 1 (1.64%) C#
3 1 (1.64%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 26 (42.62%) Security Cleared
2 22 (36.07%) SC Cleared
3 7 (11.48%) DV Cleared
4 6 (9.84%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (8.20%) MCSE
6 1 (1.64%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (1.64%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 30 (49.18%) Hyper-V
2 19 (31.15%) Active Directory
3 14 (22.95%) Virtual Machines
4 6 (9.84%) VMware Server
5 5 (8.20%) DFS Replication
6 4 (6.56%) Microsoft App-V
6 4 (6.56%) Virtual Desktop
6 4 (6.56%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (6.56%) XenApp
7 3 (4.92%) XenServer
8 2 (3.28%) VMware Infrastructure
9 1 (1.64%) Terminal Services
9 1 (1.64%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (1.64%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (1.64%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 45 (73.77%) SCCM
2 41 (67.21%) SCOM
3 8 (13.11%) SCSM
4 6 (9.84%) Microsoft Clustering
4 6 (9.84%) SCOrch
5 5 (8.20%) Failover Clustering
6 4 (6.56%) WSUS
7 3 (4.92%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 3 (4.92%) NetBackup
7 3 (4.92%) SCDPM
8 1 (1.64%) EdgeSight
Vendors
1 25 (40.98%) Microsoft
2 15 (24.59%) Remedy
3 9 (14.75%) SolarWinds
3 9 (14.75%) VMware
4 5 (8.20%) 3PAR
5 4 (6.56%) Cisco
5 4 (6.56%) Citrix
6 3 (4.92%) HP
6 3 (4.92%) NetApp
7 2 (3.28%) EMC
7 2 (3.28%) F5
8 1 (1.64%) Ivanti
8 1 (1.64%) Juniper
8 1 (1.64%) Snow