The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London 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 27 June 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)
England / London
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 419 414 424
Rank change year-on-year -5 +10  
Contract jobs citing SCVMM 5 13 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.024% 0.060% 0.043%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.21% 0.53% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 10 8
Median daily rate £370 £425 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.94% -8.10%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £334 £395 £363
10% offered a daily rate of more than £434 £453 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £321 £275
% change year-on-year +47.85% +16.81%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £22.00 -
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 London with a requirement for systems management skills.

Systems Management Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 2366 2437 1860
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 11.37% 11.19% 8.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 1711 1736 1268
Median daily rate £518 £488 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.15% +11.42%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £338 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +12.50% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 15 27
Median hourly rate £27.00 £19.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.10% -24.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £17.99 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £47.25 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £33.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year -46.96% +60.97%  

SCVMM
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London 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 London

SCVMM
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SCVMM in London.

Contractor daily rate trend for SCVMM in London

SCVMM
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SCVMM in London over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SCVMM in London

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 London region with a requirement for SCVMM.

1 20 (100.00%) Windows
2 17 (85.00%) SCOM
3 16 (80.00%) PowerShell
3 16 (80.00%) SCCM
4 14 (70.00%) Hyper-V
4 14 (70.00%) Windows Server
5 13 (65.00%) Microsoft
6 10 (50.00%) Active Directory
6 10 (50.00%) Virtual Machines
6 10 (50.00%) SCOrch
7 9 (45.00%) Clustering
8 8 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
8 8 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
8 8 (40.00%) Microsoft Office
8 8 (40.00%) Skype for Business
8 8 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2013
9 7 (35.00%) IaaS
9 7 (35.00%) Microsoft Clustering
9 7 (35.00%) SAN
9 7 (35.00%) iSCSI
9 7 (35.00%) Microsoft Azure
10 6 (30.00%) XenApp
10 6 (30.00%) Symantec
10 6 (30.00%) Disaster Recovery
10 6 (30.00%) ITIL
10 6 (30.00%) Citrix
10 6 (30.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 5 (25.00%) Opscode Chef
11 5 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
11 5 (25.00%) SCSM

SCVMM
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2013
1 8 (40.00%) Skype for Business
2 2 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (10.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 8 (40.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 7 (35.00%) IaaS
1 7 (35.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (20.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (35.00%) iSCSI
1 7 (35.00%) SAN
2 3 (15.00%) DNS
3 2 (10.00%) Firewall
4 1 (5.00%) DHCP
4 1 (5.00%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (10.00%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 5 (25.00%) Finance
2 2 (10.00%) Banking
2 2 (10.00%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (40.00%) Windows Engineer
2 7 (35.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 5 (25.00%) Automation Engineer
4 4 (20.00%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (15.00%) Analyst
5 3 (15.00%) PowerShell Engineer
6 2 (10.00%) Active Directory Analyst
6 2 (10.00%) Active Directory Engineer
6 2 (10.00%) Azure Engineer
6 2 (10.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 2 (10.00%) Senior Analyst
6 2 (10.00%) Systems Engineer
6 2 (10.00%) Web Engineer
7 1 (5.00%) Active Directory Support Analyst
7 1 (5.00%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
7 1 (5.00%) Storage Engineer
7 1 (5.00%) VMware Engineer
7 1 (5.00%) Windows Administrator
7 1 (5.00%) Windows Support Engineer
7 1 (5.00%) Wintel Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 9 (45.00%) Clustering
2 3 (15.00%) Data Centre
2 3 (15.00%) Replication
3 1 (5.00%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 20 (100.00%) Windows
2 14 (70.00%) Windows Server
3 8 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (10.00%) Windows 10
5 2 (10.00%) Windows 7
5 2 (10.00%) Windows 8
6 1 (5.00%) Linux
6 1 (5.00%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (30.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 6 (30.00%) ITIL
3 5 (25.00%) Capacity Planning
3 5 (25.00%) DevOps
4 3 (15.00%) Converged Infrastructure
5 2 (10.00%) Performance Monitoring
5 2 (10.00%) Proactive Monitoring
5 2 (10.00%) Server Building
6 1 (5.00%) Capacity Management
6 1 (5.00%) Configuration Management
6 1 (5.00%) Data Management
6 1 (5.00%) High Availability
6 1 (5.00%) Line Management
6 1 (5.00%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (5.00%) Security Patching
Programming Languages
1 16 (80.00%) PowerShell
2 5 (25.00%) Ruby
3 2 (10.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (20.00%) MCSE
1 4 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (70.00%) Hyper-V
2 10 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 10 (50.00%) Virtual Machines
3 6 (30.00%) XenApp
4 5 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (5.00%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 17 (85.00%) SCOM
2 16 (80.00%) SCCM
3 10 (50.00%) SCOrch
4 7 (35.00%) Microsoft Clustering
5 6 (30.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 5 (25.00%) Opscode Chef
6 5 (25.00%) SCSM
7 2 (10.00%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 13 (65.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (30.00%) Citrix
2 6 (30.00%) Symantec
3 5 (25.00%) VMware
4 3 (15.00%) Dell
5 2 (10.00%) Adobe
5 2 (10.00%) Dell Compellent
5 2 (10.00%) NetApp
6 1 (5.00%) 3PAR
6 1 (5.00%) HP
6 1 (5.00%) Veeam