Period
to 17 November 2017

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 6 months to 17 November 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
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 851 856 828
Rank change year-on-year +5 -28 +21
Contract jobs citing SCSM 27 38 65
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.026% 0.036% 0.057%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.23% 0.32% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 27 38
UK median daily rate £270 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -28.13% +15.38% -18.75%
10th Percentile £233 £194 £259
90th Percentile £498 £485 £481
UK excluding London median daily rate £262 £375 £375
% change year-on-year -30.20% - -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 4
UK median hourly rate - £15.00 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +25.00% -74.74%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £15.00 £12.00
% change year-on-year - +25.00% -74.74%

SCSM is in the Systems Management category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills.

All Systems Management Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 11635 11702 9817
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 11.32% 11.04% 8.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 7869 7483 5990
UK median daily rate £475 £440 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.95% +10.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £263 £260 £230
90th Percentile £625 £588 £573
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.75% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 286 269 335
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £21.50 £19.03
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.60% +12.98% -2.41%
10th Percentile £10.96 £12.75 £11.20
90th Percentile £47.50 £43.28 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £23.50 £19.27
% change year-on-year -31.91% +21.98% -3.96%

SCSM
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing SCSM as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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 6 months to 17 November 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 5 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 6 months to 17 November 2017. 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
England +7 27 £270 -28.13%
UK excluding London +22 20 £262 -30.20%
South East +10 19 £269 -28.27%
London -7 7 £475 +102.13%
South West 0 1 £225 -47.06%

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 26 (96.30%) SCCM
1 26 (96.30%) SCOM
2 19 (70.37%) SC Cleared
2 19 (70.37%) Security Cleared
2 19 (70.37%) SolarWinds
3 17 (62.96%) Firewall
4 14 (51.85%) Windows
4 14 (51.85%) Cisco
5 13 (48.15%) SQL
6 12 (44.44%) VMware
6 12 (44.44%) Network Management
6 12 (44.44%) Cisco ISE
7 11 (40.74%) Windows Server 2012
8 9 (33.33%) Active Directory
9 7 (25.93%) Citrix
9 7 (25.93%) SCVMM
9 7 (25.93%) SCOrch
9 7 (25.93%) DevOps
10 6 (22.22%) Windows Server
10 6 (22.22%) VMware Server
10 6 (22.22%) PKI
10 6 (22.22%) Finance
10 6 (22.22%) SAN
10 6 (22.22%) MS Exchange
10 6 (22.22%) SLA
11 5 (18.52%) SSL
11 5 (18.52%) VPN
11 5 (18.52%) Linux
11 5 (18.52%) SQL Server
11 5 (18.52%) IIS

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 (22.22%) MS Exchange
2 5 (18.52%) IIS
3 1 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (3.70%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (18.52%) IaaS
2 1 (3.70%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 17 (62.96%) Firewall
2 12 (44.44%) Cisco ISE
3 6 (22.22%) SAN
4 5 (18.52%) SSL
4 5 (18.52%) VPN
5 4 (14.81%) Remote Desktop
6 1 (3.70%) DHCP
6 1 (3.70%) DNS
6 1 (3.70%) iSCSI
6 1 (3.70%) TCP/IP
6 1 (3.70%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (18.52%) SQL Server
1 5 (18.52%) SQL Server 2012
1 5 (18.52%) SQL Server 2014
1 5 (18.52%) SQL Server 2016
General
1 6 (22.22%) Finance
2 2 (7.41%) Electronics
2 2 (7.41%) Manufacturing
2 2 (7.41%) Marketing
2 2 (7.41%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (44.44%) Network Engineer
2 8 (29.63%) Support Engineer
3 6 (22.22%) Network Support
3 6 (22.22%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
4 4 (14.81%) Network Support Engineer
4 4 (14.81%) SCCM Engineer
4 4 (14.81%) Server Engineer
4 4 (14.81%) Server Support
4 4 (14.81%) Server Support Engineer
5 3 (11.11%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
5 3 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (7.41%) Active Directory Analyst
6 2 (7.41%) Analyst
7 1 (3.70%) 3rd Line Support
7 1 (3.70%) Active Directory Support
7 1 (3.70%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 1 (3.70%) IT Manager
7 1 (3.70%) Senior Analyst
7 1 (3.70%) Support Analyst
7 1 (3.70%) Support Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 6 (22.22%) PKI
2 4 (14.81%) Fat Client
2 4 (14.81%) Thin Client
3 2 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.70%) Clustering
4 1 (3.70%) Data Centre
4 1 (3.70%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (3.70%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 14 (51.85%) Windows
2 11 (40.74%) Windows Server 2012
3 6 (22.22%) Windows Server
4 5 (18.52%) Linux
5 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (44.44%) Network Management
2 7 (25.93%) DevOps
3 5 (18.52%) Cybersecurity
4 3 (11.11%) Time Management
5 2 (7.41%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (7.41%) Digital Marketing
5 2 (7.41%) Programme Management
5 2 (7.41%) Project Management
5 2 (7.41%) Strategic Thinking
6 1 (3.70%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 13 (48.15%) SQL
2 1 (3.70%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 19 (70.37%) SC Cleared
1 19 (70.37%) Security Cleared
2 5 (18.52%) DV Cleared
3 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (22.22%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 6 (22.22%) VMware Server
3 4 (14.81%) VMware Workstation
4 1 (3.70%) Hyper-V
4 1 (3.70%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (3.70%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (3.70%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 26 (96.30%) SCCM
1 26 (96.30%) SCOM
2 7 (25.93%) SCOrch
2 7 (25.93%) SCVMM
3 5 (18.52%) vMotion
4 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (3.70%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 19 (70.37%) SolarWinds
2 14 (51.85%) Cisco
3 12 (44.44%) VMware
4 7 (25.93%) Citrix
5 5 (18.52%) Barracuda Networks
5 5 (18.52%) Juniper
5 5 (18.52%) WatchGuard
6 3 (11.11%) Microsoft
7 2 (7.41%) SAP
8 1 (3.70%) NetApp
8 1 (3.70%) Oracle
8 1 (3.70%) Symantec