Period
to 23 October 2021

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 23 October 2021 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
23 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 761 527 746
Rank change year-on-year -234 +219 +103
Contract jobs citing SCVMM 41 15 73
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.049% 0.047% 0.086%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.30% 0.29% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 12 42
10th Percentile £413 £367 £358
25th Percentile £440 £406 £378
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £421 £423
Median % change year-on-year +18.69% -0.30% +9.03%
75th Percentile £538 £432 £492
90th Percentile " £454 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £440 £425 £418
% change year-on-year +3.53% +1.80% +11.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £24.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.00 - -

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 13,505 5,158 12,572
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.06% 16.12% 14.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,687 3,542 8,661
10th Percentile £353 £313 £275
25th Percentile £450 £402 £391
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £540 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +8.00% - +1.01%
75th Percentile £628 £588 £595
90th Percentile £700 £650 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 185 101 288
10th Percentile £14.25 £12.50 £12.48
25th Percentile £16.00 £14.00 £14.84
Median hourly rate £23.00 £20.00 £20.11
Median % change year-on-year +15.00% -0.52% +14.89%
75th Percentile £50.00 £40.00 £41.88
90th Percentile £64.50 £54.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £19.38 £18.25
% change year-on-year -1.94% +6.16% +4.29%

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 23 October 2021.

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 11 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 23 October 2021. 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 -231 20 £440 +0.57% 6
UK excluding London -155 15 £440 +3.53% 7
Work from Home - 11 £525 -
South East -77 10 £435 -
Scotland -81 4 £440 +5.39%
London -202 4 £538 +79.17% 1
South West -48 2 £450 +2.86%
North West - 2 - - 1
North of England - 2 - - 1
West Midlands - 1 £403 - 1
Midlands - 1 £403 - 1

For the 6 months to 23 October 2021, 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 27 (65.85%) Windows
1 27 (65.85%) Active Directory
2 25 (60.98%) Hyper-V
3 23 (56.10%) Microsoft
3 23 (56.10%) VMware
3 23 (56.10%) Virtual Machines
4 22 (53.66%) VMware Infrastructure
5 20 (48.78%) Security Cleared
5 20 (48.78%) .NET
6 19 (46.34%) Windows Server
7 18 (43.90%) Virtual Desktop
8 17 (41.46%) SQL
8 17 (41.46%) Windows Server 2012
8 17 (41.46%) PowerShell
9 16 (39.02%) SC Cleared
9 16 (39.02%) Microsoft 365
10 15 (36.59%) SCOM
10 15 (36.59%) Windows Server 2008
10 15 (36.59%) Citrix
11 14 (34.15%) SharePoint
11 14 (34.15%) VMware ESXi
11 14 (34.15%) Windows Server 2016
11 14 (34.15%) Windows 10
12 13 (31.71%) vCenter Server
12 13 (31.71%) Analytical Skills
12 13 (31.71%) Migration
12 13 (31.71%) ITIL
12 13 (31.71%) Java
13 12 (29.27%) Azure Active Directory
13 12 (29.27%) Azure

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 14 (34.15%) SharePoint
2 6 (14.63%) BizTalk Server
3 5 (12.20%) MS Exchange
4 3 (7.32%) IIS
5 1 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 2 (4.88%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (4.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 2 (4.88%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 11 (26.83%) Dynamics AX
1 11 (26.83%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 16 (39.02%) Microsoft 365
2 12 (29.27%) Azure
2 12 (29.27%) Azure Active Directory
3 11 (26.83%) Dynamics 365
4 5 (12.20%) Power Platform
4 5 (12.20%) PowerApps
5 3 (7.32%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 7 (17.07%) VSAN
2 5 (12.20%) DHCP
3 3 (7.32%) Fibre Channel
3 3 (7.32%) iSCSI
3 3 (7.32%) LAN
3 3 (7.32%) WAN
4 2 (4.88%) Cisco ICM
4 2 (4.88%) Remote Desktop
5 1 (2.44%) DNS
5 1 (2.44%) Firewall
5 1 (2.44%) NAS
5 1 (2.44%) SAN
5 1 (2.44%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (21.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 6 (14.63%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (4.88%) SQL Server
General
1 13 (31.71%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (26.83%) Social Skills
3 4 (9.76%) Banking
4 2 (4.88%) Legal
5 1 (2.44%) Documentation Skills
5 1 (2.44%) Finance
5 1 (2.44%) Local Government
5 1 (2.44%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 13 (31.71%) Consultant
2 10 (24.39%) Hyper-V Engineer
2 10 (24.39%) Virtualisation Engineer
3 3 (7.32%) Desktop Support
3 3 (7.32%) Systems Engineer
4 2 (4.88%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 2 (4.88%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (4.88%) Analyst
4 2 (4.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (4.88%) IT Support
5 1 (2.44%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 1 (2.44%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (2.44%) 2nd Line Technical Support
5 1 (2.44%) 2nd Line Technical Support Engineer
5 1 (2.44%) 2nd/3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (2.44%) Azure Consultant
5 1 (2.44%) Microsoft 365 Consultant
5 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Consultant
5 1 (2.44%) Senior Desktop Support
5 1 (2.44%) Server Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (48.78%) .NET
2 11 (26.83%) J2EE
3 7 (17.07%) JSON
3 7 (17.07%) XML
4 3 (7.32%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (14.63%) Data Centre
2 5 (12.20%) Clustering
3 3 (7.32%) User Experience
3 3 (7.32%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (4.88%) EMC VMAX
5 1 (2.44%) BYOD
5 1 (2.44%) NHS
5 1 (2.44%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 27 (65.85%) Windows
2 19 (46.34%) Windows Server
3 17 (41.46%) Windows Server 2012
4 15 (36.59%) Windows Server 2008
5 14 (34.15%) Windows 10
5 14 (34.15%) Windows Server 2016
6 11 (26.83%) Windows 7
7 1 (2.44%) Android
7 1 (2.44%) Apple iOS
7 1 (2.44%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (31.71%) ITIL
1 13 (31.71%) Migration
2 11 (26.83%) Business Intelligence
2 11 (26.83%) CRM
3 9 (21.95%) Protective Monitoring
4 7 (17.07%) Configuration Management
5 6 (14.63%) Storage Management
6 4 (9.76%) Service Delivery
7 3 (7.32%) Application Virtualisation
7 3 (7.32%) Asset Management
7 3 (7.32%) BCP
7 3 (7.32%) Data Protection
7 3 (7.32%) Disaster Recovery
8 2 (4.88%) Commercial Awareness
8 2 (4.88%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 2 (4.88%) Line Management
8 2 (4.88%) Problem-Solving
8 2 (4.88%) Root Cause Analysis
8 2 (4.88%) Server Building
8 2 (4.88%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 17 (41.46%) PowerShell
1 17 (41.46%) SQL
2 13 (31.71%) Java
3 9 (21.95%) C#
4 2 (4.88%) Python
Qualifications
1 20 (48.78%) Security Cleared
2 16 (39.02%) SC Cleared
3 3 (7.32%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.88%) PMO
2 1 (2.44%) SLA
System Software
1 27 (65.85%) Active Directory
2 25 (60.98%) Hyper-V
3 23 (56.10%) Virtual Machines
4 22 (53.66%) VMware Infrastructure
5 18 (43.90%) Virtual Desktop
6 14 (34.15%) VMware ESXi
7 11 (26.83%) Citrix Hypervisor
7 11 (26.83%) XenApp
7 11 (26.83%) XenDesktop
8 4 (9.76%) vSphere
9 3 (7.32%) BitLocker
9 3 (7.32%) DFS Replication
9 3 (7.32%) Microsoft App-V
10 2 (4.88%) NFS
Systems Management
1 15 (36.59%) SCOM
2 13 (31.71%) vCenter Server
3 12 (29.27%) Microsoft Intune
4 9 (21.95%) SCCM
5 8 (19.51%) vRealize
6 5 (12.20%) Failover Clustering
7 4 (9.76%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 4 (9.76%) SCDPM
8 3 (7.32%) Microsoft Clustering
8 3 (7.32%) SCSM
8 3 (7.32%) WSUS
9 2 (4.88%) Ansible
9 2 (4.88%) Terraform
10 1 (2.44%) Active Directory Federation Services
10 1 (2.44%) AirWatch
10 1 (2.44%) Backup Exec
10 1 (2.44%) NetBackup
10 1 (2.44%) SCOrch
10 1 (2.44%) Simpana
Vendors
1 23 (56.10%) Microsoft
1 23 (56.10%) VMware
2 15 (36.59%) Citrix
3 11 (26.83%) Oracle
3 11 (26.83%) SAP
4 9 (21.95%) Dell
5 6 (14.63%) HP
6 5 (12.20%) Cisco
7 3 (7.32%) ArcSight
7 3 (7.32%) Bomgar
7 3 (7.32%) ServiceNow
8 2 (4.88%) EMC
8 2 (4.88%) NetApp
9 1 (2.44%) CommVault
9 1 (2.44%) MobileIron
9 1 (2.44%) Symantec
9 1 (2.44%) Veeam