Period
to 18 January 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 18 January 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
18 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 779 798 809
Rank change year-on-year +19 +11 -25
Contract jobs citing SCVMM 61 52 41
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.067% 0.056% 0.045%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.45% 0.47% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 32 27
England median daily rate £388 £325 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +19.23% -31.58% +18.75%
10th Percentile £363 £228 £325
90th Percentile £575 £484 £578
UK median daily rate £394 £313 £463
% change year-on-year +26.00% -32.43% +15.63%
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 13,584 11,110 10,080
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 14.90% 12.03% 11.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,145 7,641 6,471
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £313 £270 £270
90th Percentile £650 £625 £600
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 347 245 230
England median hourly rate £17.50 £16.63 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.23% -16.85% -4.76%
10th Percentile £12.25 £10.93 £12.73
90th Percentile £47.13 £47.50 £49.65
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year - -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 18 January 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 18 January 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 East +4 29 £375 +31.69% 5
South West -22 18 £425 -2.86% 3
London +11 8 £420 +20.00% 5
North of England -19 4 £575 +12.20% 5
North West -4 3 £575 +4.55% 3
West Midlands -16 1 - - 2
Yorkshire -18 1 - - 1
Midlands -20 1 - - 3
East of England - 1 - - 2
SCVMM
UK

For the 6 months to 18 January 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 43 (70.49%) Hyper-V
2 40 (65.57%) SCCM
3 38 (62.30%) Windows
4 37 (60.66%) PowerShell
5 34 (55.74%) Security Cleared
6 32 (52.46%) SCOM
6 32 (52.46%) VMware
7 31 (50.82%) Microsoft
8 22 (36.07%) Windows Server 2012
9 21 (34.43%) Server Building
10 20 (32.79%) Windows Server
10 20 (32.79%) Virtual Machines
11 19 (31.15%) Active Directory
12 18 (29.51%) VMware Infrastructure
13 17 (27.87%) SC Cleared
13 17 (27.87%) DV Cleared
14 16 (26.23%) Citrix
15 15 (24.59%) Microsoft Certification
15 15 (24.59%) Microsoft Azure
16 14 (22.95%) Clustering
16 14 (22.95%) Data Centre
17 13 (21.31%) Incident Management
18 12 (19.67%) Cisco
18 12 (19.67%) SQL
18 12 (19.67%) Server Management
19 11 (18.03%) SolarWinds
20 10 (16.39%) Windows 10
20 10 (16.39%) Infrastructure Engineering
20 10 (16.39%) Remedy
20 10 (16.39%) Windows Server 2008

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 3 (4.92%) IIS
2 2 (3.28%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 2 (3.28%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 15 (24.59%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (14.75%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (11.48%) Office 365
4 2 (3.28%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (3.28%) Dynamics 365
4 2 (3.28%) Google Analytics
5 1 (1.64%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (1.64%) IaaS
5 1 (1.64%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (14.75%) Unified Communications
2 7 (11.48%) DHCP
2 7 (11.48%) DNS
2 7 (11.48%) SAN
3 5 (8.20%) Firewall
4 4 (6.56%) iSCSI
4 4 (6.56%) NetScaler
5 3 (4.92%) Cisco ASA
5 3 (4.92%) Cisco Nexus
5 3 (4.92%) VoIP
6 2 (3.28%) Remote Desktop
6 2 (3.28%) VPN
7 1 (1.64%) DMZ
7 1 (1.64%) FTP
7 1 (1.64%) Internet
7 1 (1.64%) Skype
7 1 (1.64%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (11.48%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.64%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (1.64%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (4.92%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (3.28%) JIRA
2 2 (3.28%) Sonatype Nexus
2 2 (3.28%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 3 (4.92%) Finance
1 3 (4.92%) Local Government
2 1 (1.64%) Banking
Job Titles
1 13 (21.31%) Architect
2 9 (14.75%) Analyst
2 9 (14.75%) Consultant
3 6 (9.84%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (6.56%) Technical Architect
4 4 (6.56%) Windows Consultant
5 3 (4.92%) Citrix Engineer
5 3 (4.92%) Data Centre Supervisor
5 3 (4.92%) Data Centre Team Leader
5 3 (4.92%) Infrastructure Consultant
5 3 (4.92%) Infrastructure Team Leader
5 3 (4.92%) Lead Architect
5 3 (4.92%) Team Leader
5 3 (4.92%) Virtualisation Specialist
5 3 (4.92%) Wintel Engineer
6 2 (3.28%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
6 2 (3.28%) Enterprise Architect
6 2 (3.28%) Server Engineer
6 2 (3.28%) Windows Administrator
6 2 (3.28%) Windows Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.92%) .NET
1 3 (4.92%) Node.js
2 2 (3.28%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 14 (22.95%) Clustering
1 14 (22.95%) Data Centre
2 7 (11.48%) VxBlock/Vblock
3 2 (3.28%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.64%) FMCG
4 1 (1.64%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (1.64%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.64%) Public Cloud
4 1 (1.64%) Replication
4 1 (1.64%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 38 (62.30%) Windows
2 22 (36.07%) Windows Server 2012
3 20 (32.79%) Windows Server
4 10 (16.39%) Windows 10
4 10 (16.39%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (6.56%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (4.92%) Unix
7 1 (1.64%) Android
7 1 (1.64%) Apple iOS
7 1 (1.64%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (34.43%) Server Building
2 13 (21.31%) Incident Management
3 12 (19.67%) Server Management
4 10 (16.39%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 8 (13.11%) Patch Management
5 8 (13.11%) Validation
6 7 (11.48%) Customer Requirements
6 7 (11.48%) ITIL
6 7 (11.48%) Task Automation
7 5 (8.20%) DevOps
7 5 (8.20%) Security Hardening
8 4 (6.56%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (6.56%) ITIL V3
8 4 (6.56%) Service Management
9 3 (4.92%) ITSM
9 3 (4.92%) Mentoring
9 3 (4.92%) Stakeholder Management
10 2 (3.28%) Analytics
10 2 (3.28%) Application Discovery
10 2 (3.28%) Server Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 37 (60.66%) PowerShell
2 12 (19.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 34 (55.74%) Security Cleared
2 17 (27.87%) DV Cleared
2 17 (27.87%) SC Cleared
3 15 (24.59%) Microsoft Certification
4 9 (14.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 7 (11.48%) CCA
5 7 (11.48%) Citrix Certification
5 7 (11.48%) MCSE
5 7 (11.48%) MCTS
5 7 (11.48%) VCAP
5 7 (11.48%) VCP4
5 7 (11.48%) VCP5
6 6 (9.84%) MCSA
7 3 (4.92%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (4.92%) MCP
8 2 (3.28%) CCNA
8 2 (3.28%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (3.28%) MCITP
8 2 (3.28%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.28%) SLA
System Software
1 43 (70.49%) Hyper-V
2 20 (32.79%) Virtual Machines
3 19 (31.15%) Active Directory
4 18 (29.51%) VMware Infrastructure
5 7 (11.48%) vCloud
5 7 (11.48%) VMware ESXi
5 7 (11.48%) vSphere
5 7 (11.48%) XenServer
6 4 (6.56%) DFS Replication
6 4 (6.56%) XenApp
7 2 (3.28%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (3.28%) XenDesktop
8 1 (1.64%) Squid
8 1 (1.64%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (1.64%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 40 (65.57%) SCCM
2 32 (52.46%) SCOM
3 8 (13.11%) Cisco CUCM
3 8 (13.11%) SCOrch
4 7 (11.48%) vCenter Server
5 5 (8.20%) Failover Clustering
6 4 (6.56%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 4 (6.56%) Microsoft Intune
7 3 (4.92%) NetBackup
7 3 (4.92%) SCSM
7 3 (4.92%) SolarWinds Orion
8 2 (3.28%) PaperCut
9 1 (1.64%) Norton AntiVirus
9 1 (1.64%) SnapVault
9 1 (1.64%) WSUS
Vendors
1 32 (52.46%) VMware
2 31 (50.82%) Microsoft
3 16 (26.23%) Citrix
4 12 (19.67%) Cisco
5 11 (18.03%) SolarWinds
6 10 (16.39%) Remedy
7 5 (8.20%) HP
8 4 (6.56%) Google
9 3 (4.92%) CommVault
9 3 (4.92%) Ivanti
9 3 (4.92%) Juniper
9 3 (4.92%) Meraki
10 2 (3.28%) CheckPoint
10 2 (3.28%) Dell
10 2 (3.28%) Dell Compellent
10 2 (3.28%) Fujitsu
10 2 (3.28%) NetApp
10 2 (3.28%) Polycom
10 2 (3.28%) ServiceNow
10 2 (3.28%) WatchGuard