Period
to 21 November 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 2019 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
6 months to
21 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 746 837 847
Rank change year-on-year +91 +10 -3
Contract jobs citing SCVMM 61 63 44
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.073% 0.061% 0.043%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.50% 0.42% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 38 26
UK median daily rate £425 £388 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.68% +29.17% -29.41%
10th Percentile £348 £335 £228
90th Percentile £550 £523 £481
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £375 £255
% change year-on-year +13.33% +47.35% -32.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London 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 with a requirement for systems management skills.

All Systems Management Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 12,164 14,984 12,179
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.62% 14.40% 11.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,211 10,119 8,203
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +7.95%
10th Percentile £263 £300 £263
90th Percentile £675 £650 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £438 £413
% change year-on-year +2.86% +6.06% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 317 392 293
UK median hourly rate £20.50 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.14% - -22.22%
10th Percentile £12.76 £12.25 £10.94
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.63 £17.50 £15.87
% change year-on-year +6.43% +10.31% -36.54%

SCVMM
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for SCVMM in the UK

SCVMM
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SCVMM in the UK

SCVMM
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SCVMM over the 6 months to 21 November 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SCVMM in the UK

SCVMM
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SCVMM in the UK

SCVMM
Top 10 Contract Locations

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 over the 6 months to 21 November 2019. 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 +96 59 £423 +9.03% 16
UK excluding London +74 55 £425 +13.33% 13
South West +17 33 £475 +11.76% 1
South East +21 12 £392 +4.60% 2
London +84 6 £425 +6.25% 4
Midlands +53 6 £450 +55.17% 5
West Midlands +47 6 £450 - 2
North of England +38 3 £285 -50.43% 4
North West +20 3 £285 -50.43% 3
Wales +29 2 £700 +93.10% 1

For the 6 months to 21 November 2019, 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 with a requirement for SCVMM.

1 50 (81.97%) Hyper-V
2 47 (77.05%) Windows
3 44 (72.13%) Virtual Machines
4 43 (70.49%) Active Directory
5 42 (68.85%) Windows Server
6 38 (62.30%) SCCM
7 36 (59.02%) SCOM
8 35 (57.38%) Security Cleared
8 35 (57.38%) Microsoft
9 30 (49.18%) DHCP
10 29 (47.54%) ITIL
11 27 (44.26%) Windows Server 2012
12 24 (39.34%) Data Centre
12 24 (39.34%) Windows 10
12 24 (39.34%) Clustering
13 23 (37.70%) DV Cleared
14 20 (32.79%) PowerShell
14 20 (32.79%) VMware ESXi
14 20 (32.79%) VMware
15 19 (31.15%) DNS
15 19 (31.15%) VMware Infrastructure
15 19 (31.15%) Data Protection
15 19 (31.15%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
15 19 (31.15%) Virtual Desktop
15 19 (31.15%) Failover Clustering
15 19 (31.15%) Microsoft Clustering
15 19 (31.15%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 18 (29.51%) SCSM
17 17 (27.87%) Microsoft App-V
18 15 (24.59%) SQL

SCVMM
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 7 (11.48%) IIS
1 7 (11.48%) MS Exchange
1 7 (11.48%) SharePoint
2 5 (8.20%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (1.64%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 5 (8.20%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 8 (13.11%) Azure
2 4 (6.56%) Azure Active Directory
2 4 (6.56%) Office 365
3 3 (4.92%) AWS
4 1 (1.64%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 1 (1.64%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (1.64%) Amazon ECS
4 1 (1.64%) Amazon EKS
4 1 (1.64%) Amazon ELB
4 1 (1.64%) Amazon S3
4 1 (1.64%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (1.64%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
4 1 (1.64%) AWS Lambda
4 1 (1.64%) AWS OpsWorks
4 1 (1.64%) Azure Stack
4 1 (1.64%) PaaS
4 1 (1.64%) Route 53
4 1 (1.64%) Serverless
4 1 (1.64%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 30 (49.18%) DHCP
2 19 (31.15%) DNS
3 6 (9.84%) Remote Desktop
4 4 (6.56%) iSCSI
4 4 (6.56%) SAN
5 3 (4.92%) NAS
5 3 (4.92%) Unified Communications
6 2 (3.28%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (3.28%) Firewall
6 2 (3.28%) NetScaler
7 1 (1.64%) Internet
7 1 (1.64%) Intrusion Detection
7 1 (1.64%) Network Security
7 1 (1.64%) Software-Defined Networking
7 1 (1.64%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (14.75%) SQL Server
2 6 (9.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (8.20%) SQL Server 2016
4 3 (4.92%) SQL Server 2014
4 3 (4.92%) SQL Server 2017
5 1 (1.64%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (1.64%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (1.64%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 6 (9.84%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (21.31%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 10 (16.39%) Administrator
3 9 (14.75%) Systems Administrator
4 8 (13.11%) Consultant
5 7 (11.48%) Wintel Engineer
6 6 (9.84%) Analyst
6 6 (9.84%) Systems Analyst
7 5 (8.20%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 5 (8.20%) Windows Administrator
8 4 (6.56%) Author
8 4 (6.56%) Senior Systems Administrator
8 4 (6.56%) Technical Author
8 4 (6.56%) Windows Systems Administrator
9 3 (4.92%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 3 (4.92%) Architect
9 3 (4.92%) Hyper-V Consultant
9 3 (4.92%) Server Administrator
9 3 (4.92%) Virtualisation Consultant
9 3 (4.92%) VMware Consultant
9 3 (4.92%) Windows Server Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (9.84%) .NET
2 1 (1.64%) JSON
2 1 (1.64%) Middleware
2 1 (1.64%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 24 (39.34%) Clustering
1 24 (39.34%) Data Centre
2 14 (22.95%) User Experience
3 6 (9.84%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (4.92%) Private Cloud
4 3 (4.92%) Replication
4 3 (4.92%) VxBlock/Vblock
5 2 (3.28%) Blackberry
5 2 (3.28%) Hedge funds
5 2 (3.28%) NHS
5 2 (3.28%) Public Cloud
6 1 (1.64%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (1.64%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 1 (1.64%) Enterprise Cloud
6 1 (1.64%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 47 (77.05%) Windows
2 42 (68.85%) Windows Server
3 27 (44.26%) Windows Server 2012
4 24 (39.34%) Windows 10
5 5 (8.20%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (3.28%) Linux
7 1 (1.64%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (47.54%) ITIL
2 19 (31.15%) Data Protection
2 19 (31.15%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 14 (22.95%) Application Virtualisation
4 12 (19.67%) ITIL V3
5 11 (18.03%) Patch Management
6 8 (13.11%) ITSM
6 8 (13.11%) Preventative Maintenance
6 8 (13.11%) Service Management
7 6 (9.84%) Protective Monitoring
7 6 (9.84%) Server Management
8 5 (8.20%) Server Building
9 4 (6.56%) Configuration Management
9 4 (6.56%) Migration
9 4 (6.56%) Supplier Management
10 3 (4.92%) Decision-Making
10 3 (4.92%) Incident Management
10 3 (4.92%) Root Cause Analysis
10 3 (4.92%) Task Automation
11 2 (3.28%) Security Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 20 (32.79%) PowerShell
2 15 (24.59%) SQL
3 6 (9.84%) C#
4 2 (3.28%) C
Qualifications
1 35 (57.38%) Security Cleared
2 23 (37.70%) DV Cleared
3 11 (18.03%) SC Cleared
4 10 (16.39%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (11.48%) MCP
5 7 (11.48%) MCSA
5 7 (11.48%) MCSE
6 5 (8.20%) Degree
7 3 (4.92%) CCA
7 3 (4.92%) Citrix Certification
7 3 (4.92%) MCTS
7 3 (4.92%) VCAP
7 3 (4.92%) VCP4
7 3 (4.92%) VCP5
7 3 (4.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.56%) SLA
2 2 (3.28%) Cyber Essentials
2 2 (3.28%) GDPR
2 2 (3.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 50 (81.97%) Hyper-V
2 44 (72.13%) Virtual Machines
3 43 (70.49%) Active Directory
4 20 (32.79%) VMware ESXi
5 19 (31.15%) Virtual Desktop
5 19 (31.15%) VMware Infrastructure
6 17 (27.87%) Microsoft App-V
7 14 (22.95%) DFS Replication
8 8 (13.11%) XenDesktop
9 6 (9.84%) vSphere
10 5 (8.20%) XenApp
11 3 (4.92%) Citrix Hypervisor
11 3 (4.92%) vCloud
12 1 (1.64%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 38 (62.30%) SCCM
2 36 (59.02%) SCOM
3 19 (31.15%) Failover Clustering
3 19 (31.15%) Microsoft Clustering
3 19 (31.15%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 18 (29.51%) SCSM
5 14 (22.95%) SCDPM
5 14 (22.95%) WSUS
6 8 (13.11%) vCenter Server
7 5 (8.20%) Cisco CUCM
8 4 (6.56%) SCOrch
9 3 (4.92%) Microsoft Intune
10 2 (3.28%) Nessus
10 2 (3.28%) NetBackup
11 1 (1.64%) Nagios
Vendors
1 35 (57.38%) Microsoft
2 20 (32.79%) VMware
3 13 (21.31%) Citrix
4 11 (18.03%) Dell
5 7 (11.48%) Cisco
6 6 (9.84%) ArcSight
7 3 (4.92%) IFS
8 2 (3.28%) NetApp
8 2 (3.28%) Qualys
9 1 (1.64%) McAfee
9 1 (1.64%) Symantec
9 1 (1.64%) Veritas