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 3 months to 29 March 2017 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
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 559 591 570
Rank change year-on-year +32 -21  
Contract jobs citing SCVMM 18 35 36
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.043% 0.070% 0.074%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.43% 0.75% 0.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 18 26
Median daily rate £450 £306 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +46.93% -27.08%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £447 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £300 £400
% change year-on-year +6.66% -25.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

SCVMM is in the systems management skills category. The next 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.

Systems Management Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 4160 4663 4117
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 9.97% 9.39% 8.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 2802 2991 2462
Median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £313 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 90 125 168
Median hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 £20.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +11.46%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.90 £12.91 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £55.00 £37.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year -15.55% +9.75%  

SCVMM
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing SCVMM as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Systems Management category.

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 3 months to 29 March 2017.

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 3 months to 29 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +38 13 £450 +28.57% 5
East of England - 2 £300 -
South East -6 1 - - 1
West Midlands - 1 - -
SCVMM
UK

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SCVMM also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for SCVMM.

1 26 (89.66%) Windows
2 22 (75.86%) Hyper-V
3 21 (72.41%) PowerShell
3 21 (72.41%) SCOM
4 20 (68.97%) SCCM
5 19 (65.52%) Microsoft
6 17 (58.62%) Windows Server
7 13 (44.83%) Agile Software Development
8 12 (41.38%) SCOrch
8 12 (41.38%) Active Directory
9 11 (37.93%) Virtual Machines
10 10 (34.48%) Clustering
10 10 (34.48%) IaaS
10 10 (34.48%) Microsoft Azure
11 9 (31.03%) VMware
12 8 (27.59%) SQL Server
13 7 (24.14%) Windows Server 2008
13 7 (24.14%) SCSM
13 7 (24.14%) DevOps
14 6 (20.69%) Exchange Server 2013
14 6 (20.69%) Skype for Business
14 6 (20.69%) iSCSI
14 6 (20.69%) MS Office
14 6 (20.69%) ITIL
14 6 (20.69%) DNS
14 6 (20.69%) SAN
15 5 (17.24%) Ruby
15 5 (17.24%) Disaster Recovery
15 5 (17.24%) Symantec
15 5 (17.24%) Citrix

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 6 (20.69%) Exchange Server 2013
1 6 (20.69%) Skype for Business
2 2 (6.90%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (6.90%) IIS
2 2 (6.90%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 6 (20.69%) MS Office
2 1 (3.45%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Remedy AR System
1 1 (3.45%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 10 (34.48%) IaaS
1 10 (34.48%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (13.79%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (10.34%) Office 365
3 3 (10.34%) PaaS
4 2 (6.90%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (6.90%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (20.69%) DNS
1 6 (20.69%) iSCSI
1 6 (20.69%) SAN
2 4 (13.79%) DHCP
2 4 (13.79%) Firewall
3 1 (3.45%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (3.45%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (27.59%) SQL Server
2 4 (13.79%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (3.45%) MySQL
3 1 (3.45%) QlikView
3 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 2 (6.90%) Git (software)
1 2 (6.90%) Gitweb
1 2 (6.90%) Subversion
2 1 (3.45%) Jenkins
General
1 3 (10.34%) Finance
2 2 (6.90%) Banking
2 2 (6.90%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (27.59%) Windows Engineer
2 6 (20.69%) Automation Engineer
2 6 (20.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (13.79%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (10.34%) Consultant
4 3 (10.34%) Infrastructure Consultant
4 3 (10.34%) PowerShell Engineer
4 3 (10.34%) Systems Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) Analyst
5 2 (6.90%) Architect
5 2 (6.90%) Azure Architect
5 2 (6.90%) Azure Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) Infrastructure Support
5 2 (6.90%) SCCM Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) SCCM Specialist
5 2 (6.90%) Server Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) Web Consultant
5 2 (6.90%) Web Engineer
6 1 (3.45%) Active Directory Analyst
6 1 (3.45%) Active Directory Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.34%) Web Services
2 2 (6.90%) .NET
2 2 (6.90%) ASP.NET
3 1 (3.45%) JSON
3 1 (3.45%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (34.48%) Clustering
2 5 (17.24%) Data Centre
3 2 (6.90%) Replication
4 1 (3.45%) CMDB
4 1 (3.45%) FlexPod
Operating Systems
1 26 (89.66%) Windows
2 17 (58.62%) Windows Server
3 7 (24.14%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (17.24%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (10.34%) Windows 10
5 3 (10.34%) Windows 7
6 2 (6.90%) Linux
6 2 (6.90%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (44.83%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (24.14%) DevOps
3 6 (20.69%) ITIL
4 5 (17.24%) Capacity Planning
4 5 (17.24%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (13.79%) Converged Infrastructure
5 4 (13.79%) Performance Monitoring
6 2 (6.90%) Capacity Management
6 2 (6.90%) Continuous Delivery
6 2 (6.90%) Server Building
7 1 (3.45%) Analytics
7 1 (3.45%) Build Automation
7 1 (3.45%) Data Management
7 1 (3.45%) Data Modelling
7 1 (3.45%) ETL
7 1 (3.45%) Infrastructure Management
7 1 (3.45%) ITSM
7 1 (3.45%) Problem Management
7 1 (3.45%) Unit Testing
7 1 (3.45%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 21 (72.41%) PowerShell
2 5 (17.24%) Ruby
2 5 (17.24%) SQL
3 2 (6.90%) C#
Qualifications
1 4 (13.79%) MCSE
1 4 (13.79%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (6.90%) Security Cleared
3 1 (3.45%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.90%) SLA
System Software
1 22 (75.86%) Hyper-V
2 12 (41.38%) Active Directory
3 11 (37.93%) Virtual Machines
4 5 (17.24%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (17.24%) XenApp
5 3 (10.34%) vSphere
6 2 (6.90%) BitLocker
6 2 (6.90%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (3.45%) VMFS
7 1 (3.45%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 21 (72.41%) SCOM
2 20 (68.97%) SCCM
3 12 (41.38%) SCOrch
4 7 (24.14%) SCSM
5 5 (17.24%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (17.24%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 4 (13.79%) Failover Clustering
6 4 (13.79%) Microsoft Clustering
7 2 (6.90%) McAfee ePO
7 2 (6.90%) Puppet
7 2 (6.90%) SCDPM
8 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 1 (3.45%) vMotion
Vendors
1 19 (65.52%) Microsoft
2 9 (31.03%) VMware
3 5 (17.24%) Citrix
3 5 (17.24%) Symantec
4 3 (10.34%) Adobe
4 3 (10.34%) Dell
4 3 (10.34%) NetApp
5 2 (6.90%) BMC
5 2 (6.90%) Dell Compellent
5 2 (6.90%) Intel Security
5 2 (6.90%) Palo Alto
5 2 (6.90%) Veeam
6 1 (3.45%) 3PAR
6 1 (3.45%) CA
6 1 (3.45%) Cisco
6 1 (3.45%) Red Hat
6 1 (3.45%) Remedy
6 1 (3.45%) Tableau