Period
to 1 April 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding 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 6 months to 1 April 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 > UK excluding London
6 months to
1 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 493 591 603
Rank change year-on-year +98 +12 +16
Contract jobs citing SCVMM 31 62 54
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.089% 0.12% 0.10%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.64% 0.87% 0.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 41 28
Median daily rate £435 £388 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.26% -11.43% +28.68%
10th Percentile £250 £313 £291
90th Percentile £546 £500 £527
UK median daily rate £440 £413 £438
% change year-on-year +6.67% -5.71% -2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £15.49 -
UK median hourly rate - £15.49 -

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 the UK excluding London with a requirement for systems management skills.

All Systems Management Skills
UK excluding London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 4,862 7,095 6,490
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 13.92% 13.70% 12.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,976 4,373 3,970
Median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £213 £263 £255
90th Percentile £613 £613 £588
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £483
% change year-on-year - +3.63% +7.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 231 236 185
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +12.90% -20.51%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £46.40 £49.50 £43.45
Median hourly rate £20.00 £18.80 £17.50
% change year-on-year +6.38% +7.43% -14.11%

SCVMM
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing SCVMM as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London.

Job vacancy trend for SCVMM in the UK excluding London

SCVMM
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the UK excluding London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing SCVMM in the UK excluding London.

Daily rate trend for SCVMM in the UK excluding London

SCVMM
Daily Rate Histogram in the UK excluding London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing SCVMM in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 1 April 2020.

Daily rate histogram for SCVMM in the UK excluding London

SCVMM
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the UK excluding London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing SCVMM in the UK excluding London.

Hourly rate trend for SCVMM in the UK excluding London

SCVMM
Contract Job Locations in the UK excluding London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SCVMM within the UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 1 April 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 +22 14 £545 +14.74%
South East +95 9 £400 +6.67% 3
Midlands +66 6 £450 +35.85%
West Midlands +51 4 £450 +5.88%
North of England +55 2 £285 -18.57% 1
East Midlands +36 2 £250 -23.08%
North West - 2 £285 -
SCVMM
UK

For the 6 months to 1 April 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 UK excluding London region with a requirement for SCVMM.

1 26 (83.87%) Virtual Machines
2 22 (70.97%) Security Cleared
3 21 (67.74%) SCOM
4 19 (61.29%) Windows
5 18 (58.06%) Hyper-V
5 18 (58.06%) Windows Server
6 17 (54.84%) Active Directory
7 16 (51.61%) Clustering
8 14 (45.16%) SQL
8 14 (45.16%) SCCM
9 13 (41.94%) Windows Server 2012
9 13 (41.94%) ITIL
9 13 (41.94%) SC Cleared
10 12 (38.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 12 (38.71%) Microsoft
10 12 (38.71%) Failover Clustering
10 12 (38.71%) Microsoft Clustering
10 12 (38.71%) Windows Server 2016
11 11 (35.48%) DHCP
12 10 (32.26%) Microsoft App-V
12 10 (32.26%) Protective Monitoring
12 10 (32.26%) SCSM
13 9 (29.03%) User Experience
13 9 (29.03%) SCDPM
13 9 (29.03%) Windows 10
13 9 (29.03%) Virtual Desktop
13 9 (29.03%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
13 9 (29.03%) Application Virtualisation
13 9 (29.03%) VMware ESXi
13 9 (29.03%) DFS Replication

SCVMM
Co-occurring IT Skills in the UK excluding 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 (25.81%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (3.23%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.23%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (6.45%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (6.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 2 (6.45%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 5 (16.13%) Azure
2 3 (9.68%) AWS
2 3 (9.68%) Azure Active Directory
2 3 (9.68%) Office 365
3 1 (3.23%) IaaS
3 1 (3.23%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (35.48%) DHCP
2 4 (12.90%) DNS
3 2 (6.45%) ICMP
3 2 (6.45%) SAN
3 2 (6.45%) TCP/IP
3 2 (6.45%) Unified Communications
4 1 (3.23%) Remote Desktop
4 1 (3.23%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (38.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (3.23%) JIRA
General
1 2 (6.45%) Banking
1 2 (6.45%) Spanish Language
2 1 (3.23%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 4 (12.90%) 3rd Line Engineer
1 4 (12.90%) Author
1 4 (12.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 4 (12.90%) Software Engineer
1 4 (12.90%) Technical Author
2 3 (9.68%) Analyst
2 3 (9.68%) Consultant
2 3 (9.68%) DV Cleared Software Engineer
3 2 (6.45%) Administrator
3 2 (6.45%) Hyper-V Consultant
3 2 (6.45%) Systems Administrator
3 2 (6.45%) Technical Writer
3 2 (6.45%) Virtualisation Consultant
3 2 (6.45%) VMware Consultant
4 1 (3.23%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (3.23%) Help Desk Support Engineer
4 1 (3.23%) Hyper-V Administrator
4 1 (3.23%) SCCM Architect
4 1 (3.23%) Windows Engineer
4 1 (3.23%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (19.35%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 16 (51.61%) Clustering
2 9 (29.03%) User Experience
3 8 (25.81%) Data Centre
4 3 (9.68%) Public Cloud
5 2 (6.45%) Private Cloud
5 2 (6.45%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (6.45%) VxBlock/Vblock
6 1 (3.23%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 19 (61.29%) Windows
2 18 (58.06%) Windows Server
3 13 (41.94%) Windows Server 2012
4 12 (38.71%) Windows Server 2016
5 9 (29.03%) Windows 10
6 3 (9.68%) VMS
6 3 (9.68%) Windows 7
7 1 (3.23%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (41.94%) ITIL
2 10 (32.26%) Protective Monitoring
3 9 (29.03%) Application Virtualisation
3 9 (29.03%) Data Protection
4 5 (16.13%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 4 (12.90%) Server Building
5 4 (12.90%) Software Engineering
6 2 (6.45%) Change Management
6 2 (6.45%) Commercial Awareness
6 2 (6.45%) Incident Management
6 2 (6.45%) Patch Management
6 2 (6.45%) Problem-Solving
6 2 (6.45%) Project Management
6 2 (6.45%) Server Management
6 2 (6.45%) Task Automation
6 2 (6.45%) Technical Architecture
7 1 (3.23%) ITSM
7 1 (3.23%) Proactive Maintenance
7 1 (3.23%) Proactive Management
7 1 (3.23%) Project Delivery
Programming Languages
1 14 (45.16%) SQL
2 8 (25.81%) PowerShell
3 6 (19.35%) C#
Qualifications
1 22 (70.97%) Security Cleared
2 13 (41.94%) SC Cleared
3 9 (29.03%) DV Cleared
4 2 (6.45%) CCA
4 2 (6.45%) Citrix Certification
4 2 (6.45%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (6.45%) MCTS
4 2 (6.45%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (6.45%) VCAP
4 2 (6.45%) VCP4
4 2 (6.45%) VCP5
4 2 (6.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (3.23%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.45%) PMO
System Software
1 26 (83.87%) Virtual Machines
2 18 (58.06%) Hyper-V
3 17 (54.84%) Active Directory
4 10 (32.26%) Microsoft App-V
5 9 (29.03%) DFS Replication
5 9 (29.03%) Virtual Desktop
5 9 (29.03%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (16.13%) VMware Infrastructure
7 4 (12.90%) vSphere
8 2 (6.45%) Citrix Hypervisor
8 2 (6.45%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 21 (67.74%) SCOM
2 14 (45.16%) SCCM
3 12 (38.71%) Failover Clustering
3 12 (38.71%) Microsoft Clustering
4 10 (32.26%) SCSM
5 9 (29.03%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 9 (29.03%) SCDPM
5 9 (29.03%) WSUS
6 3 (9.68%) Microsoft Intune
7 2 (6.45%) Cisco CUCM
7 2 (6.45%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 12 (38.71%) Microsoft
2 8 (25.81%) ArcSight
2 8 (25.81%) Dell
3 6 (19.35%) VMware
4 4 (12.90%) Cisco
4 4 (12.90%) Citrix
5 2 (6.45%) Canon
5 2 (6.45%) IFS
5 2 (6.45%) SolarWinds
6 1 (3.23%) Juniper
6 1 (3.23%) Remedy
6 1 (3.23%) ServiceNow