Period
to 17 October 2019

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 17 October 2019 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
17 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 718 816 814
Rank change year-on-year +98 -2 +5
Contract jobs citing SCVMM 73 60 42
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.094% 0.064% 0.046%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.64% 0.45% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 35 26
England median daily rate £410 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.81% +10.71% -14.63%
10th Percentile £358 £310 £228
90th Percentile £536 £575 £544
UK median daily rate £415 £388 £350
% change year-on-year +7.10% +10.71% -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
England median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate - - -

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 11,341 13,469 10,543
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 14.59% 14.28% 11.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,753 9,162 7,086
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +7.95%
10th Percentile £281 £300 £264
90th Percentile £675 £650 £625
UK median daily rate £500 £498 £469
% change year-on-year +0.50% +6.13% +9.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 265 375 245
England median hourly rate £20.11 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.89% - -22.22%
10th Percentile £12.46 £12.25 £10.75
90th Percentile £51.67 £47.00 £47.70
UK median hourly rate £21.15 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +20.86% - -29.29%

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 17 October 2019.

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 17 October 2019. 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 +24 38 £475 +20.63% 2
South East +23 21 £388 +3.33% 3
London +70 8 £425 +6.25% 4
Midlands +48 5 £425 +41.43% 4
West Midlands +36 5 £425 +35.89% 1
North of England +31 2 £120 -78.18%
North West +29 2 £120 -78.67%
SCVMM
UK

For the 6 months to 17 October 2019, 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 63 (86.30%) Hyper-V
2 57 (78.08%) Windows
3 53 (72.60%) Active Directory
4 49 (67.12%) SCCM
5 47 (64.38%) Windows Server
6 46 (63.01%) Virtual Machines
7 45 (61.64%) Microsoft
8 40 (54.79%) Security Cleared
9 39 (53.42%) SCOM
10 35 (47.95%) Windows Server 2012
11 34 (46.58%) DHCP
12 31 (42.47%) ITIL
13 29 (39.73%) PowerShell
13 29 (39.73%) VMware
13 29 (39.73%) Clustering
13 29 (39.73%) Data Centre
14 28 (38.36%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 28 (38.36%) DV Cleared
15 26 (35.62%) VMware Infrastructure
15 26 (35.62%) DNS
15 26 (35.62%) Windows 10
16 23 (31.51%) Citrix
17 22 (30.14%) Virtual Desktop
18 20 (27.40%) Microsoft App-V
18 20 (27.40%) Failover Clustering
18 20 (27.40%) VMware ESXi
19 19 (26.03%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
19 19 (26.03%) Data Protection
20 18 (24.66%) Microsoft Clustering
21 17 (23.29%) DFS Replication

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 8 (10.96%) MS Exchange
2 7 (9.59%) IIS
2 7 (9.59%) SharePoint
3 5 (6.85%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (2.74%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (2.74%) Skype for Business
5 1 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 8 (10.96%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 13 (17.81%) Azure
2 8 (10.96%) AWS
2 8 (10.96%) Office 365
3 4 (5.48%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (2.74%) Azure Stack
4 2 (2.74%) Dynamics 365
4 2 (2.74%) Google Analytics
5 1 (1.37%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 1 (1.37%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (1.37%) Amazon ECS
5 1 (1.37%) Amazon EKS
5 1 (1.37%) Amazon ELB
5 1 (1.37%) Amazon S3
5 1 (1.37%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (1.37%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
5 1 (1.37%) AWS Lambda
5 1 (1.37%) AWS OpsWorks
5 1 (1.37%) Route 53
5 1 (1.37%) Serverless
5 1 (1.37%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 34 (46.58%) DHCP
2 26 (35.62%) DNS
3 7 (9.59%) Remote Desktop
4 6 (8.22%) Firewall
5 5 (6.85%) Cisco ASA
5 5 (6.85%) Unified Communications
6 4 (5.48%) iSCSI
6 4 (5.48%) NetScaler
6 4 (5.48%) SAN
7 3 (4.11%) NAS
7 3 (4.11%) Network Security
8 2 (2.74%) Intrusion Detection
8 2 (2.74%) VoIP
9 1 (1.37%) Internet
9 1 (1.37%) Software-Defined Networking
9 1 (1.37%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (15.07%) SQL Server
2 6 (8.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (4.11%) SQL Server 2014
3 3 (4.11%) SQL Server 2016
3 3 (4.11%) SQL Server 2017
4 1 (1.37%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (1.37%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (1.37%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 2 (2.74%) JIRA
General
1 8 (10.96%) Finance
2 1 (1.37%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 21 (28.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 10 (13.70%) Administrator
3 9 (12.33%) Systems Administrator
4 8 (10.96%) Analyst
4 8 (10.96%) Wintel Engineer
5 6 (8.22%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 5 (6.85%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 5 (6.85%) Systems Analyst
6 5 (6.85%) Windows Administrator
6 5 (6.85%) Windows Engineer
7 4 (5.48%) Architect
7 4 (5.48%) Author
7 4 (5.48%) Cloud Engineer
7 4 (5.48%) Consultant
7 4 (5.48%) Hyper-V Engineer
7 4 (5.48%) Senior Systems Administrator
7 4 (5.48%) Technical Author
7 4 (5.48%) Windows Systems Administrator
8 3 (4.11%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
8 3 (4.11%) Windows Server Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (8.22%) .NET
2 3 (4.11%) Web Services
3 1 (1.37%) JSON
3 1 (1.37%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 29 (39.73%) Clustering
1 29 (39.73%) Data Centre
2 13 (17.81%) User Experience
3 8 (10.96%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (6.85%) VxBlock/Vblock
5 3 (4.11%) Hybrid Cloud
5 3 (4.11%) NHS
5 3 (4.11%) Private Cloud
5 3 (4.11%) Replication
6 2 (2.74%) Blackberry
6 2 (2.74%) Data Protection Act
6 2 (2.74%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 2 (2.74%) Hedge funds
6 2 (2.74%) Public Cloud
7 1 (1.37%) Enterprise Cloud
Operating Systems
1 57 (78.08%) Windows
2 47 (64.38%) Windows Server
3 35 (47.95%) Windows Server 2012
4 26 (35.62%) Windows 10
5 9 (12.33%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (5.48%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (2.74%) Linux
8 1 (1.37%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (42.47%) ITIL
2 28 (38.36%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 19 (26.03%) Data Protection
4 15 (20.55%) ITIL V3
5 13 (17.81%) Application Virtualisation
5 13 (17.81%) Patch Management
5 13 (17.81%) Server Management
6 12 (16.44%) Service Management
7 11 (15.07%) ITSM
7 11 (15.07%) Preventative Maintenance
7 11 (15.07%) Server Building
8 6 (8.22%) Protective Monitoring
9 5 (6.85%) Incident Management
9 5 (6.85%) Task Automation
10 4 (5.48%) Configuration Management
10 4 (5.48%) Migration
10 4 (5.48%) Service Delivery
10 4 (5.48%) Supplier Management
11 3 (4.11%) Agile Software Development
11 3 (4.11%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 29 (39.73%) PowerShell
2 17 (23.29%) SQL
3 6 (8.22%) C#
4 2 (2.74%) C
Qualifications
1 40 (54.79%) Security Cleared
2 28 (38.36%) DV Cleared
3 15 (20.55%) Microsoft Certification
4 12 (16.44%) SC Cleared
5 10 (13.70%) MCSA
5 10 (13.70%) MCSE
6 8 (10.96%) MCP
7 7 (9.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 6 (8.22%) Degree
9 5 (6.85%) CCA
9 5 (6.85%) Citrix Certification
9 5 (6.85%) MCTS
9 5 (6.85%) VCAP
9 5 (6.85%) VCP4
9 5 (6.85%) VCP5
10 2 (2.74%) CCNA
10 2 (2.74%) CCNP
10 2 (2.74%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (2.74%) MCITP
10 2 (2.74%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.85%) SLA
2 3 (4.11%) Cyber Essentials
2 3 (4.11%) GDPR
2 3 (4.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 63 (86.30%) Hyper-V
2 53 (72.60%) Active Directory
3 46 (63.01%) Virtual Machines
4 26 (35.62%) VMware Infrastructure
5 22 (30.14%) Virtual Desktop
6 20 (27.40%) Microsoft App-V
6 20 (27.40%) VMware ESXi
7 17 (23.29%) DFS Replication
8 11 (15.07%) XenDesktop
9 10 (13.70%) XenApp
10 8 (10.96%) vSphere
11 5 (6.85%) Citrix Hypervisor
11 5 (6.85%) vCloud
12 2 (2.74%) BitLocker
13 1 (1.37%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 49 (67.12%) SCCM
2 39 (53.42%) SCOM
3 20 (27.40%) Failover Clustering
4 19 (26.03%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 18 (24.66%) Microsoft Clustering
6 15 (20.55%) SCSM
7 13 (17.81%) SCDPM
7 13 (17.81%) WSUS
8 10 (13.70%) vCenter Server
9 7 (9.59%) Cisco CUCM
10 5 (6.85%) SCOrch
11 4 (5.48%) NetBackup
12 3 (4.11%) Microsoft Intune
13 2 (2.74%) Nessus
13 2 (2.74%) PaperCut
13 2 (2.74%) SolarWinds Orion
14 1 (1.37%) Nagios
Vendors
1 45 (61.64%) Microsoft
2 29 (39.73%) VMware
3 23 (31.51%) Citrix
4 12 (16.44%) Cisco
4 12 (16.44%) Dell
5 5 (6.85%) ArcSight
6 4 (5.48%) HP
6 4 (5.48%) Ivanti
7 2 (2.74%) CommVault
7 2 (2.74%) Dell Compellent
7 2 (2.74%) Google
7 2 (2.74%) IFS
7 2 (2.74%) Juniper
7 2 (2.74%) McAfee
7 2 (2.74%) NetApp
7 2 (2.74%) Polycom
7 2 (2.74%) Qualys
7 2 (2.74%) SolarWinds
7 2 (2.74%) SonicWALL
7 2 (2.74%) WatchGuard