Period
to 6 April 2020

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 6 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
6 months to
6 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 651 807 842
Rank change year-on-year +156 +35 -18
Contract jobs citing SCVMM 42 71 58
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.068% 0.073% 0.057%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.47% 0.50% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 48 30
Median daily rate £440 £413 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -5.71% -2.78%
10th Percentile £272 £313 £265
90th Percentile £548 £547 £526
UK excluding London median daily rate £435 £394 £438
% change year-on-year +10.48% -10.00% +28.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £15.49 -
UK excluding London 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 with a requirement for systems management skills.

All Systems Management Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 8,883 14,276 13,022
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.38% 14.72% 12.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,803 9,520 8,738
Median daily rate £500 £500 £483
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.63% +7.22%
10th Percentile £263 £310 £275
90th Percentile £663 £665 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 304 347 284
Median hourly rate £20.00 £19.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +11.43% -13.58%
10th Percentile £12.46 £12.00 £11.61
90th Percentile £48.48 £49.70 £47.50
Median hourly rate £17.75 £17.50 £15.62
% change year-on-year +1.43% +12.07% -18.88%

SCVMM
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for SCVMM in the UK

SCVMM
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing SCVMM.

Daily rate trend for SCVMM in the UK

SCVMM
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing SCVMM over the 6 months to 6 April 2020.

Daily rate histogram for SCVMM in the UK

SCVMM
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing SCVMM.

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 6 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
England +143 41 £440 +10.00% 4
UK excluding London +101 31 £435 +10.48% 2
South West +18 14 £545 +14.74%
South East +91 9 £400 +6.67% 1
London +155 7 £450 -14.29% 1
Midlands +57 6 £450 +35.85%
West Midlands +53 4 £450 +5.88%
North of England +66 2 £285 -18.57% 1
East Midlands +28 2 £250 -23.08%
North West - 2 £285 -

For the 6 months to 6 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 with a requirement for SCVMM.

1 35 (83.33%) Virtual Machines
2 26 (61.90%) Windows
2 26 (61.90%) SCOM
3 25 (59.52%) Security Cleared
4 23 (54.76%) Hyper-V
5 21 (50.00%) Windows Server
6 20 (47.62%) SQL
6 20 (47.62%) Active Directory
7 19 (45.24%) SCCM
8 18 (42.86%) Microsoft
9 16 (38.10%) Clustering
9 16 (38.10%) SC Cleared
10 15 (35.71%) Windows Server 2012
10 15 (35.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 14 (33.33%) Windows Server 2016
12 13 (30.95%) ITIL
12 13 (30.95%) Protective Monitoring
13 12 (28.57%) Windows 10
13 12 (28.57%) DHCP
13 12 (28.57%) Failover Clustering
13 12 (28.57%) Microsoft Clustering
14 11 (26.19%) Microsoft App-V
14 11 (26.19%) SCSM
15 9 (21.43%) SCDPM
15 9 (21.43%) User Experience
15 9 (21.43%) Data Centre
15 9 (21.43%) VMware ESXi
15 9 (21.43%) DV Cleared
15 9 (21.43%) Data Protection
15 9 (21.43%) WSUS

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 8 (19.05%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (2.38%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.38%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (4.76%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (4.76%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 2 (4.76%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.38%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 8 (19.05%) Azure
2 5 (11.90%) Azure Active Directory
2 5 (11.90%) Office 365
3 3 (7.14%) AWS
4 1 (2.38%) IaaS
4 1 (2.38%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (28.57%) DHCP
2 5 (11.90%) DNS
3 3 (7.14%) SAN
3 3 (7.14%) TCP/IP
4 2 (4.76%) ICMP
4 2 (4.76%) Unified Communications
5 1 (2.38%) NAS
5 1 (2.38%) Remote Desktop
5 1 (2.38%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (35.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 3 (7.14%) SQL Server
3 2 (4.76%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (4.76%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (2.38%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 1 (2.38%) JIRA
General
1 4 (9.52%) Public Sector
2 2 (4.76%) Banking
2 2 (4.76%) Spanish Language
3 1 (2.38%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 8 (19.05%) Consultant
2 5 (11.90%) Hyper-V Consultant
3 4 (9.52%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 4 (9.52%) Author
3 4 (9.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (9.52%) Software Engineer
3 4 (9.52%) Technical Author
4 3 (7.14%) Analyst
4 3 (7.14%) DV Cleared Software Engineer
4 3 (7.14%) SCCM Consultant
5 2 (4.76%) Administrator
5 2 (4.76%) Architect
5 2 (4.76%) SCCM Architect
5 2 (4.76%) Systems Administrator
5 2 (4.76%) Technical Writer
5 2 (4.76%) Virtualisation Consultant
5 2 (4.76%) VMware Consultant
6 1 (2.38%) DBA
6 1 (2.38%) Senior Systems Engineer
6 1 (2.38%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (14.29%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 16 (38.10%) Clustering
2 9 (21.43%) Data Centre
2 9 (21.43%) User Experience
3 4 (9.52%) Public Cloud
4 3 (7.14%) Private Cloud
5 2 (4.76%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (4.76%) VxBlock/Vblock
6 1 (2.38%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 26 (61.90%) Windows
2 21 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 15 (35.71%) Windows Server 2012
4 14 (33.33%) Windows Server 2016
5 12 (28.57%) Windows 10
6 3 (7.14%) VMS
6 3 (7.14%) Windows 7
7 2 (4.76%) Windows Server 2019
8 1 (2.38%) Linux
8 1 (2.38%) Unix
8 1 (2.38%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (30.95%) ITIL
1 13 (30.95%) Protective Monitoring
2 9 (21.43%) Application Virtualisation
2 9 (21.43%) Data Protection
3 6 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 6 (14.29%) Migration
4 4 (9.52%) Project Management
4 4 (9.52%) Server Building
4 4 (9.52%) Software Engineering
5 3 (7.14%) Project Delivery
6 2 (4.76%) Change Management
6 2 (4.76%) Commercial Awareness
6 2 (4.76%) Incident Management
6 2 (4.76%) Patch Management
6 2 (4.76%) Problem-Solving
6 2 (4.76%) Server Management
6 2 (4.76%) Task Automation
6 2 (4.76%) Technical Architecture
7 1 (2.38%) ERP
7 1 (2.38%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 20 (47.62%) SQL
2 9 (21.43%) PowerShell
3 6 (14.29%) C#
Qualifications
1 25 (59.52%) Security Cleared
2 16 (38.10%) SC Cleared
3 9 (21.43%) DV Cleared
4 2 (4.76%) CCA
4 2 (4.76%) Citrix Certification
4 2 (4.76%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (4.76%) MCTS
4 2 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (4.76%) VCAP
4 2 (4.76%) VCP4
4 2 (4.76%) VCP5
4 2 (4.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (2.38%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.76%) PMO
System Software
1 35 (83.33%) Virtual Machines
2 23 (54.76%) Hyper-V
3 20 (47.62%) Active Directory
4 11 (26.19%) Microsoft App-V
5 9 (21.43%) DFS Replication
5 9 (21.43%) Virtual Desktop
5 9 (21.43%) VMware ESXi
6 7 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
7 4 (9.52%) vSphere
8 2 (4.76%) Citrix Hypervisor
8 2 (4.76%) vCloud
9 1 (2.38%) XenApp
9 1 (2.38%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 26 (61.90%) SCOM
2 19 (45.24%) SCCM
3 12 (28.57%) Failover Clustering
3 12 (28.57%) Microsoft Clustering
4 11 (26.19%) SCSM
5 9 (21.43%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 9 (21.43%) SCDPM
5 9 (21.43%) WSUS
6 6 (14.29%) Microsoft Intune
7 2 (4.76%) Cisco CUCM
7 2 (4.76%) vCenter Server
8 1 (2.38%) NetBackup
8 1 (2.38%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 18 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 9 (21.43%) Dell
3 8 (19.05%) ArcSight
3 8 (19.05%) VMware
4 5 (11.90%) Citrix
5 4 (9.52%) Cisco
6 2 (4.76%) Canon
6 2 (4.76%) IFS
6 2 (4.76%) SolarWinds
7 1 (2.38%) Juniper
7 1 (2.38%) NetApp
7 1 (2.38%) Remedy
7 1 (2.38%) ServiceNow
7 1 (2.38%) Veritas