Period
to 27 January 2020

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 27 January 2020 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
27 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 670 793 812
Rank change year-on-year +123 +19 -7
Contract jobs citing SCVMM 47 61 56
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.072% 0.068% 0.061%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.50% 0.45% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 38 34
England median daily rate £423 £388 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.03% +9.15% -25.26%
10th Percentile £300 £363 £228
90th Percentile £539 £549 £493
UK median daily rate £423 £394 £338
% change year-on-year +7.30% +16.67% -27.03%
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 9,375 13,442 11,105
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 14.43% 14.97% 12.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,370 9,060 7,604
England median daily rate £500 £500 £480
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.17% +6.67%
10th Percentile £263 £313 £269
90th Percentile £675 £656 £625
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 267 332 254
England median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £17.07
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.53% -14.66%
10th Percentile £12.44 £12.09 £11.08
90th Percentile £48.68 £47.00 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £19.50 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +11.43% - -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 27 January 2020.

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 27 January 2020. 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 +15 20 £425 - 2
South East +48 11 £393 +4.67% 6
London +112 6 £425 +1.19% 1
Midlands +51 5 £450 - 2
West Midlands +45 5 £450 -
North of England +50 2 £285 -28.75% 1
North West +31 2 £285 -40.00% 1
SCVMM
UK

For the 6 months to 27 January 2020, 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 35 (74.47%) Virtual Machines
2 32 (68.09%) Hyper-V
3 31 (65.96%) Windows
4 29 (61.70%) Active Directory
5 27 (57.45%) Windows Server
6 26 (55.32%) SCOM
7 25 (53.19%) Security Cleared
8 20 (42.55%) SCCM
8 20 (42.55%) Microsoft
9 19 (40.43%) Clustering
9 19 (40.43%) DHCP
10 18 (38.30%) SQL
11 17 (36.17%) SC Cleared
12 16 (34.04%) VMware Infrastructure
12 16 (34.04%) VMware
13 15 (31.91%) ITIL
13 15 (31.91%) Windows Server 2012
14 14 (29.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 14 (29.79%) Data Centre
15 13 (27.66%) VMware ESXi
16 12 (25.53%) Protective Monitoring
16 12 (25.53%) PowerShell
16 12 (25.53%) Dell
16 12 (25.53%) Failover Clustering
16 12 (25.53%) Microsoft Clustering
16 12 (25.53%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 11 (23.40%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
17 11 (23.40%) DNS
17 11 (23.40%) Data Protection
18 10 (21.28%) Microsoft App-V

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 7 (14.89%) SharePoint
2 6 (12.77%) IIS
2 6 (12.77%) MS Exchange
3 5 (10.64%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (2.13%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (4.26%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.13%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 7 (14.89%) Azure
2 5 (10.64%) Azure Active Directory
3 3 (6.38%) Office 365
4 2 (4.26%) AWS
5 1 (2.13%) IaaS
5 1 (2.13%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (40.43%) DHCP
2 11 (23.40%) DNS
3 5 (10.64%) SAN
4 3 (6.38%) TCP/IP
4 3 (6.38%) Unified Communications
5 2 (4.26%) ICMP
5 2 (4.26%) NetScaler
6 1 (2.13%) NAS
6 1 (2.13%) Remote Desktop
6 1 (2.13%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (29.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 5 (10.64%) SQL Server
3 3 (6.38%) SQL Server 2014
3 3 (6.38%) SQL Server 2016
3 3 (6.38%) SQL Server 2017
4 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 1 (2.13%) JIRA
General
1 1 (2.13%) Local Government
1 1 (2.13%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 10 (21.28%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 6 (12.77%) Administrator
2 6 (12.77%) Consultant
3 5 (10.64%) Author
3 5 (10.64%) Systems Administrator
3 5 (10.64%) Technical Author
3 5 (10.64%) Windows Administrator
4 4 (8.51%) Windows Systems Administrator
5 3 (6.38%) Hyper-V Consultant
5 3 (6.38%) Server Administrator
5 3 (6.38%) Virtualisation Consultant
5 3 (6.38%) VMware Consultant
5 3 (6.38%) Windows Server Administrator
6 2 (4.26%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 2 (4.26%) DV Cleared Software Engineer
6 2 (4.26%) SCCM Architect
6 2 (4.26%) Technical Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (4.26%) Wintel Administrator
6 2 (4.26%) Wintel Server Administrator
6 2 (4.26%) Wintel Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (12.77%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 19 (40.43%) Clustering
2 14 (29.79%) Data Centre
3 8 (17.02%) User Experience
4 3 (6.38%) Private Cloud
4 3 (6.38%) Public Cloud
4 3 (6.38%) Replication
4 3 (6.38%) VxBlock/Vblock
5 2 (4.26%) Blackberry
5 2 (4.26%) Hedge funds
5 2 (4.26%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 31 (65.96%) Windows
2 27 (57.45%) Windows Server
3 15 (31.91%) Windows Server 2012
4 10 (21.28%) Windows 10
5 5 (10.64%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (6.38%) Linux
6 3 (6.38%) VMS
7 1 (2.13%) Unix
7 1 (2.13%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (31.91%) ITIL
2 12 (25.53%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 12 (25.53%) Protective Monitoring
3 11 (23.40%) Data Protection
4 8 (17.02%) Application Virtualisation
5 6 (12.77%) Patch Management
6 4 (8.51%) Migration
6 4 (8.51%) Server Building
6 4 (8.51%) Server Management
6 4 (8.51%) Supplier Management
7 3 (6.38%) Decision-Making
7 3 (6.38%) Incident Management
7 3 (6.38%) Root Cause Analysis
7 3 (6.38%) Task Automation
8 2 (4.26%) ITSM
8 2 (4.26%) Software Engineering
8 2 (4.26%) Technology Roadmap
9 1 (2.13%) Commercial Awareness
9 1 (2.13%) Preventative Maintenance
9 1 (2.13%) Proactive Maintenance
Programming Languages
1 18 (38.30%) SQL
2 12 (25.53%) PowerShell
3 6 (12.77%) C#
4 2 (4.26%) C
Qualifications
1 25 (53.19%) Security Cleared
2 17 (36.17%) SC Cleared
3 8 (17.02%) DV Cleared
4 4 (8.51%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (6.38%) CCA
5 3 (6.38%) Citrix Certification
5 3 (6.38%) MCTS
5 3 (6.38%) VCAP
5 3 (6.38%) VCP4
5 3 (6.38%) VCP5
5 3 (6.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (2.13%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (2.13%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (2.13%) MCP
6 1 (2.13%) MCSA
6 1 (2.13%) MCSE
System Software
1 35 (74.47%) Virtual Machines
2 32 (68.09%) Hyper-V
3 29 (61.70%) Active Directory
4 16 (34.04%) VMware Infrastructure
5 13 (27.66%) VMware ESXi
6 10 (21.28%) Microsoft App-V
7 8 (17.02%) DFS Replication
7 8 (17.02%) Virtual Desktop
8 6 (12.77%) vSphere
9 4 (8.51%) XenApp
9 4 (8.51%) XenDesktop
10 3 (6.38%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 3 (6.38%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 26 (55.32%) SCOM
2 20 (42.55%) SCCM
3 12 (25.53%) Failover Clustering
3 12 (25.53%) Microsoft Clustering
4 11 (23.40%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 10 (21.28%) SCSM
6 8 (17.02%) SCDPM
6 8 (17.02%) vCenter Server
6 8 (17.02%) WSUS
7 5 (10.64%) Cisco CUCM
7 5 (10.64%) Microsoft Intune
8 3 (6.38%) SCOrch
9 1 (2.13%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 20 (42.55%) Microsoft
2 16 (34.04%) VMware
3 12 (25.53%) Dell
4 8 (17.02%) Citrix
5 7 (14.89%) ArcSight
6 6 (12.77%) Cisco
7 3 (6.38%) IFS
8 2 (4.26%) Canon
8 2 (4.26%) SolarWinds
9 1 (2.13%) Juniper
9 1 (2.13%) NetApp
9 1 (2.13%) Remedy
9 1 (2.13%) ServiceNow
9 1 (2.13%) Veritas