Period
to 21 November 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 21 November 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
21 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 797 824 823
Rank change year-on-year +27 -1 -19
Contract jobs citing SCVMM 62 41 57
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.065% 0.043% 0.059%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.45% 0.37% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 24 37
England median daily rate £388 £300 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +29.17% -29.41% +6.25%
10th Percentile £328 £228 £289
90th Percentile £530 £484 £488
UK median daily rate £388 £300 £425
% change year-on-year +29.17% -29.41% +6.25%
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 13,866 11,206 11,238
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 14.57% 11.81% 11.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,449 7,639 7,217
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +9.09%
10th Percentile £301 £263 £263
90th Percentile £650 £625 £588
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £440
% change year-on-year +5.26% +7.95% +8.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 376 266 256
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.94% -24.44% +12.50%
10th Percentile £12.25 £10.81 £13.00
90th Percentile £47.00 £47.50 £54.38
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year - -22.22% +15.38%

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 21 November 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 21 November 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 +14 32 £375 +35.26% 3
South West -6 13 £425 -29.17% 2
London +21 10 £400 +10.34% 7
North of England -7 4 £575 +21.05% 3
North West -22 3 £575 - 3
Midlands -17 2 £290 +23.40% 3
East Midlands +3 1 £290 +23.40% 1
Yorkshire -12 1 - -
West Midlands -20 1 - - 2
East of England - 1 - - 2
SCVMM
UK

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 43 (69.35%) SCCM
2 40 (64.52%) Hyper-V
3 37 (59.68%) Windows
4 36 (58.06%) SCOM
5 35 (56.45%) Security Cleared
5 35 (56.45%) PowerShell
6 31 (50.00%) VMware
7 28 (45.16%) Microsoft
8 25 (40.32%) Windows Server 2012
9 21 (33.87%) Server Building
10 19 (30.65%) Windows Server
10 19 (30.65%) Virtual Machines
11 18 (29.03%) SC Cleared
12 17 (27.42%) SQL
12 17 (27.42%) VMware Infrastructure
13 16 (25.81%) Data Centre
13 16 (25.81%) Microsoft Certification
14 15 (24.19%) Active Directory
14 15 (24.19%) DV Cleared
14 15 (24.19%) Clustering
15 14 (22.58%) SolarWinds
16 13 (20.97%) Incident Management
16 13 (20.97%) Server Management
17 12 (19.35%) Cisco
17 12 (19.35%) Remedy
18 11 (17.74%) Citrix
18 11 (17.74%) SQL Server
18 11 (17.74%) Windows Server 2008
18 11 (17.74%) Infrastructure Engineering
19 10 (16.13%) SAN

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 (4.84%) IIS
2 2 (3.23%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (3.23%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.61%) Apache
3 1 (1.61%) Apache Spark
3 1 (1.61%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (1.61%) Jupyter
Applications
1 2 (3.23%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.61%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (1.61%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.61%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 9 (14.52%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (9.68%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (8.06%) Office 365
4 2 (3.23%) Dynamics 365
4 2 (3.23%) Google Analytics
5 1 (1.61%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (1.61%) IaaS
5 1 (1.61%) PaaS
5 1 (1.61%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (16.13%) SAN
2 9 (14.52%) Unified Communications
3 8 (12.90%) DHCP
3 8 (12.90%) DNS
4 5 (8.06%) Firewall
5 4 (6.45%) Cisco ASA
6 3 (4.84%) Cisco Nexus
6 3 (4.84%) iSCSI
6 3 (4.84%) NetScaler
6 3 (4.84%) VoIP
6 3 (4.84%) VPN
7 2 (3.23%) Remote Desktop
8 1 (1.61%) DMZ
8 1 (1.61%) FTP
8 1 (1.61%) Internet
8 1 (1.61%) NAS
8 1 (1.61%) Skype
8 1 (1.61%) TCP/IP
8 1 (1.61%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (17.74%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.84%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.61%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (1.61%) Big Data
3 1 (1.61%) Hadoop
3 1 (1.61%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (1.61%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.61%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 3 (4.84%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (3.23%) JIRA
2 2 (3.23%) Sonatype Nexus
2 2 (3.23%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 3 (4.84%) Local Government
2 1 (1.61%) Banking
2 1 (1.61%) Finance
2 1 (1.61%) Games
2 1 (1.61%) Legal
Job Titles
1 11 (17.74%) Architect
2 10 (16.13%) Analyst
3 8 (12.90%) Consultant
4 7 (11.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (6.45%) Support Engineer
6 3 (4.84%) 3rd Line Support
6 3 (4.84%) Data Centre Supervisor
6 3 (4.84%) Data Centre Team Leader
6 3 (4.84%) Enterprise Architect
6 3 (4.84%) Hyper-V Consultant
6 3 (4.84%) Infrastructure Team Leader
6 3 (4.84%) Lead Architect
6 3 (4.84%) Team Leader
6 3 (4.84%) Virtualisation Specialist
6 3 (4.84%) Windows Consultant
6 3 (4.84%) Wintel Engineer
7 2 (3.23%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 2 (3.23%) Azure Architect
7 2 (3.23%) DevOps Engineer
7 2 (3.23%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.84%) .NET
1 3 (4.84%) Node.js
2 2 (3.23%) JSON
3 1 (1.61%) Elastic Stack
3 1 (1.61%) Natural Language Processing
3 1 (1.61%) TensorFlow
3 1 (1.61%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 16 (25.81%) Data Centre
2 15 (24.19%) Clustering
3 7 (11.29%) VxBlock/Vblock
4 4 (6.45%) Management Information System
5 2 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (3.23%) PKI
5 2 (3.23%) Private Cloud
5 2 (3.23%) Public Cloud
5 2 (3.23%) Replication
5 2 (3.23%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (1.61%) CESG
6 1 (1.61%) FMCG
6 1 (1.61%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 37 (59.68%) Windows
2 25 (40.32%) Windows Server 2012
3 19 (30.65%) Windows Server
4 11 (17.74%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (11.29%) Windows 10
6 3 (4.84%) Unix
6 3 (4.84%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (1.61%) Android
7 1 (1.61%) Apple iOS
7 1 (1.61%) VMS
7 1 (1.61%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (33.87%) Server Building
2 13 (20.97%) Incident Management
2 13 (20.97%) Server Management
3 11 (17.74%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 8 (12.90%) Patch Management
4 8 (12.90%) Validation
5 7 (11.29%) Task Automation
6 6 (9.68%) Customer Requirements
6 6 (9.68%) DevOps
7 5 (8.06%) ITIL
7 5 (8.06%) Security Hardening
7 5 (8.06%) Service Management
8 4 (6.45%) ITSM
9 3 (4.84%) Analytics
9 3 (4.84%) Asset Management
9 3 (4.84%) ITIL V3
9 3 (4.84%) Mentoring
10 2 (3.23%) Operations Management
10 2 (3.23%) Service Delivery
10 2 (3.23%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 35 (56.45%) PowerShell
2 17 (27.42%) SQL
3 1 (1.61%) Python
3 1 (1.61%) Shell Script
3 1 (1.61%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 35 (56.45%) Security Cleared
2 18 (29.03%) SC Cleared
3 16 (25.81%) Microsoft Certification
4 15 (24.19%) DV Cleared
5 9 (14.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 8 (12.90%) MCSE
7 7 (11.29%) CCA
7 7 (11.29%) Citrix Certification
7 7 (11.29%) MCTS
7 7 (11.29%) VCAP
7 7 (11.29%) VCP4
7 7 (11.29%) VCP5
8 6 (9.68%) MCSA
9 3 (4.84%) MCP
10 2 (3.23%) CCNA
10 2 (3.23%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (3.23%) MCITP
10 2 (3.23%) VCP6
11 1 (1.61%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.23%) SLA
2 1 (1.61%) Government Security Classifications
2 1 (1.61%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 40 (64.52%) Hyper-V
2 19 (30.65%) Virtual Machines
3 17 (27.42%) VMware Infrastructure
4 15 (24.19%) Active Directory
5 7 (11.29%) vCloud
5 7 (11.29%) vSphere
5 7 (11.29%) XenServer
6 5 (8.06%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (4.84%) DFS Replication
8 2 (3.23%) VMware Server
8 2 (3.23%) XenApp
9 1 (1.61%) Squid
9 1 (1.61%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (1.61%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (1.61%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 43 (69.35%) SCCM
2 36 (58.06%) SCOM
3 8 (12.90%) Cisco CUCM
3 8 (12.90%) SCOrch
4 7 (11.29%) Failover Clustering
4 7 (11.29%) SCSM
4 7 (11.29%) vCenter Server
5 5 (8.06%) NetBackup
6 3 (4.84%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 3 (4.84%) SolarWinds Orion
7 2 (3.23%) Microsoft Intune
7 2 (3.23%) Norton AntiVirus
7 2 (3.23%) PaperCut
8 1 (1.61%) Kibana
8 1 (1.61%) logstash
8 1 (1.61%) Nagios
8 1 (1.61%) Opsview
8 1 (1.61%) SCDPM
8 1 (1.61%) SnapVault
8 1 (1.61%) WSUS
Vendors
1 31 (50.00%) VMware
2 28 (45.16%) Microsoft
3 14 (22.58%) SolarWinds
4 12 (19.35%) Cisco
4 12 (19.35%) Remedy
5 11 (17.74%) Citrix
6 6 (9.68%) HP
7 4 (6.45%) Google
7 4 (6.45%) ServiceNow
8 3 (4.84%) CommVault
8 3 (4.84%) Dell
8 3 (4.84%) Juniper
8 3 (4.84%) Meraki
8 3 (4.84%) NetApp
8 3 (4.84%) Symantec
9 2 (3.23%) CA
9 2 (3.23%) Dell Compellent
9 2 (3.23%) EMC
9 2 (3.23%) Sophos
9 2 (3.23%) Veritas