The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for SCSM skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SCSM over the 3 months to 28 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 Service Manager (SCSM)
UK
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 597 628 603
Rank change year-on-year +31 -25  
Contract jobs citing SCSM 11 11 39
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.024% 0.021% 0.072%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.24% 0.22% 0.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 2 19
Median daily rate £450 £398 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.20% -11.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £360 £334
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £436 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £445 £450
% change year-on-year +1.12% -1.11%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

SCSM 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 with a requirement for systems management skills.

Systems Management Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 4519 4958 4505
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 10.02% 9.25% 8.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 3039 3146 2679
Median daily rate £465 £450 £417
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +7.91%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £250
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 94 134 173
Median hourly rate £24.50 £22.50 £20.06
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.88% +12.16%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £55.00 £37.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year -15.55% +9.75%  

SCSM
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for SCSM in the UK

SCSM
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SCSM in the UK

SCSM
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SCSM over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SCSM in the UK

SCSM
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SCSM.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SCSM in the UK

SCSM
Top 13 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SCSM within the UK over the 3 months to 28 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
England +31 11 £450 +13.20% 5
London +26 4 £450 +28.57%
South East +9 2 £600 +34.83%
Hampshire +7 2 £600 +34.83%
East of England - 2 £300 - 1
North West - 2 £425 - 1
City of London - 2 £450 -
Hertfordshire - 2 £300 - 1
Eastleigh - 1 - -
Winchester - 1 £600 -
Hertford - 1 £300 -
Liverpool - 1 £450 -
Merseyside - 1 £450 -

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SCSM also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for SCSM.

1 14 (73.68%) Microsoft
2 13 (68.42%) Active Directory
3 12 (63.16%) PowerShell
3 12 (63.16%) SCOrch
4 11 (57.89%) SCCM
5 10 (52.63%) SCOM
6 9 (47.37%) Windows
7 8 (42.11%) Hyper-V
8 7 (36.84%) SCVMM
9 6 (31.58%) Microsoft Azure
9 6 (31.58%) Skype for Business
10 5 (26.32%) Windows Server
10 5 (26.32%) Data Centre
10 5 (26.32%) Windows Server 2008
11 4 (21.05%) iSCSI
11 4 (21.05%) Clustering
11 4 (21.05%) VMware
11 4 (21.05%) MS Excel
11 4 (21.05%) ITIL
11 4 (21.05%) MS Office
11 4 (21.05%) Citrix
11 4 (21.05%) SAN
11 4 (21.05%) Symantec
11 4 (21.05%) Virtual Machines
11 4 (21.05%) Microsoft Clustering
11 4 (21.05%) XenApp
11 4 (21.05%) IaaS
11 4 (21.05%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 4 (21.05%) Exchange Server 2013
12 3 (15.79%) F5

SCSM
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 (31.58%) Skype for Business
2 4 (21.05%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (5.26%) MS Exchange
3 1 (5.26%) SharePoint
3 1 (5.26%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 4 (21.05%) MS Excel
1 4 (21.05%) MS Office
2 1 (5.26%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 6 (31.58%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (21.05%) IaaS
3 3 (15.79%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (15.79%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (21.05%) iSCSI
1 4 (21.05%) SAN
2 2 (10.53%) Firewall
2 2 (10.53%) Skype
3 1 (5.26%) Remote Desktop
3 1 (5.26%) TCP/IP
3 1 (5.26%) VoIP
3 1 (5.26%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.26%) SQL Server
1 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 2 (10.53%) Banking
1 2 (10.53%) Investment Banking
2 1 (5.26%) Finance
2 1 (5.26%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 5 (26.32%) Windows Engineer
2 3 (15.79%) Analyst
2 3 (15.79%) Consultant
2 3 (15.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (15.79%) PowerShell Engineer
2 3 (15.79%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) AWS Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Azure Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Infrastructure Support
3 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Support Analyst
3 2 (10.53%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Hardware Technician
4 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Technician
4 1 (5.26%) IT Support
4 1 (5.26%) Mitel Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) SCCM Specialist
4 1 (5.26%) Senior Architect
4 1 (5.26%) Unified Communications Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Windows Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.53%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (26.32%) Data Centre
2 4 (21.05%) Clustering
3 3 (15.79%) Client/Server
4 2 (10.53%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 9 (47.37%) Windows
2 5 (26.32%) Windows Server
2 5 (26.32%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (15.79%) Windows 7
4 1 (5.26%) Windows 10
4 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (21.05%) ITIL
2 3 (15.79%) Configuration Management
2 3 (15.79%) Defect Management
2 3 (15.79%) Prototyping
2 3 (15.79%) Security Monitoring
2 3 (15.79%) Service Management
3 2 (10.53%) Capacity Planning
3 2 (10.53%) Change Management
3 2 (10.53%) SIEM
4 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Management
4 1 (5.26%) Mentoring
4 1 (5.26%) Problem Management
4 1 (5.26%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (63.16%) PowerShell
2 3 (15.79%) VBScript
3 1 (5.26%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (15.79%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.26%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 13 (68.42%) Active Directory
2 8 (42.11%) Hyper-V
3 4 (21.05%) Virtual Machines
3 4 (21.05%) XenApp
4 2 (10.53%) BitLocker
5 1 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 12 (63.16%) SCOrch
2 11 (57.89%) SCCM
3 10 (52.63%) SCOM
4 7 (36.84%) SCVMM
5 4 (21.05%) Microsoft Clustering
5 4 (21.05%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 2 (10.53%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (10.53%) SCDPM
7 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
Vendors
1 14 (73.68%) Microsoft
2 4 (21.05%) Citrix
2 4 (21.05%) Symantec
2 4 (21.05%) VMware
3 3 (15.79%) F5
4 2 (10.53%) Forcepoint
4 2 (10.53%) Fortinet
4 2 (10.53%) Intel Security
4 2 (10.53%) Palo Alto
4 2 (10.53%) Sophos
4 2 (10.53%) Veeam
5 1 (5.26%) CheckPoint
5 1 (5.26%) Mitel
5 1 (5.26%) Remedy
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