Period
to 17 February 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 17 February 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
17 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 694 807 814
Rank change year-on-year +113 +7 -1
Contract jobs citing SCVMM 43 65 58
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.063% 0.067% 0.058%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.43% 0.45% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 42 33
UK median daily rate £425 £388 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.68% -8.82% -8.11%
10th Percentile £343 £358 £235
90th Percentile £550 £534 £519
UK excluding London median daily rate £440 £388 £425
% change year-on-year +13.55% -8.82% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
UK 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 9,890 14,289 12,132
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.43% 14.63% 12.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,613 9,531 8,200
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £269 £310 £270
90th Percentile £675 £656 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 317 353 271
UK median hourly rate £19.50 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.43% - -12.50%
10th Percentile £12.65 £12.11 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.93 £47.83 £46.89
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year +5.71% +16.67% -21.05%

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 17 February 2020.

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 9 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 17 February 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 +134 43 £425 +9.68% 12
UK excluding London +76 33 £440 +13.55% 11
South West +15 18 £550 +25.71% 3
South East +60 8 £400 +6.67% 5
London +126 7 £425 -11.92% 2
Midlands +62 5 £450 +18.03% 2
West Midlands +54 5 £450 +18.03%
North of England +65 2 £285 -26.45%
North West +39 2 £285 -24.00%

For the 6 months to 17 February 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 34 (79.07%) Virtual Machines
2 28 (65.12%) Windows
3 27 (62.79%) SCOM
3 27 (62.79%) Hyper-V
4 26 (60.47%) Active Directory
5 25 (58.14%) Security Cleared
6 23 (53.49%) Windows Server
7 22 (51.16%) SCCM
8 20 (46.51%) Clustering
9 18 (41.86%) Microsoft
9 18 (41.86%) SQL
10 17 (39.53%) DHCP
11 16 (37.21%) SC Cleared
11 16 (37.21%) Windows Server 2012
12 14 (32.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 13 (30.23%) ITIL
13 13 (30.23%) Failover Clustering
13 13 (30.23%) Microsoft Clustering
14 12 (27.91%) Windows 10
14 12 (27.91%) PowerShell
14 12 (27.91%) Protective Monitoring
15 11 (25.58%) VMware ESXi
15 11 (25.58%) Dell
15 11 (25.58%) Microsoft App-V
15 11 (25.58%) Data Centre
15 11 (25.58%) SCSM
16 10 (23.26%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
16 10 (23.26%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 10 (23.26%) VMware
16 10 (23.26%) Data Protection

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 (18.60%) SharePoint
2 4 (9.30%) MS Exchange
3 3 (6.98%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (6.98%) IIS
4 1 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (2.33%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (4.65%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.33%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 8 (18.60%) Azure
2 6 (13.95%) Azure Active Directory
3 4 (9.30%) Office 365
4 2 (4.65%) AWS
5 1 (2.33%) IaaS
5 1 (2.33%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (39.53%) DHCP
2 8 (18.60%) DNS
3 5 (11.63%) SAN
4 3 (6.98%) TCP/IP
4 3 (6.98%) Unified Communications
5 2 (4.65%) ICMP
5 2 (4.65%) NetScaler
6 1 (2.33%) NAS
6 1 (2.33%) Remote Desktop
6 1 (2.33%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (32.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 3 (6.98%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.33%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (2.33%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (2.33%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (2.33%) SQL Server 2017
Development Applications
1 1 (2.33%) JIRA
General
1 1 (2.33%) Local Government
1 1 (2.33%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 8 (18.60%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 7 (16.28%) Consultant
3 6 (13.95%) Author
3 6 (13.95%) Technical Author
4 4 (9.30%) Administrator
5 3 (6.98%) Hyper-V Consultant
5 3 (6.98%) Systems Administrator
5 3 (6.98%) Virtualisation Consultant
5 3 (6.98%) VMware Consultant
5 3 (6.98%) Windows Administrator
6 2 (4.65%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 2 (4.65%) Architect
6 2 (4.65%) DV Cleared Software Engineer
6 2 (4.65%) Hyper-V Engineer
6 2 (4.65%) SCCM Architect
6 2 (4.65%) SCCM Consultant
6 2 (4.65%) Server Administrator
6 2 (4.65%) Technical Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (4.65%) Windows Server Administrator
6 2 (4.65%) Windows Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (11.63%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 20 (46.51%) Clustering
2 11 (25.58%) Data Centre
3 9 (20.93%) User Experience
4 3 (6.98%) Private Cloud
4 3 (6.98%) Public Cloud
4 3 (6.98%) Replication
4 3 (6.98%) VxBlock/Vblock
5 2 (4.65%) Blackberry
5 2 (4.65%) Hedge funds
5 2 (4.65%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 28 (65.12%) Windows
2 23 (53.49%) Windows Server
3 16 (37.21%) Windows Server 2012
4 12 (27.91%) Windows 10
5 3 (6.98%) Linux
5 3 (6.98%) VMS
5 3 (6.98%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (2.33%) Unix
6 1 (2.33%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (30.23%) ITIL
2 12 (27.91%) Protective Monitoring
3 10 (23.26%) Data Protection
3 10 (23.26%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 9 (20.93%) Application Virtualisation
5 5 (11.63%) Migration
6 4 (9.30%) Patch Management
7 3 (6.98%) Incident Management
7 3 (6.98%) Server Building
7 3 (6.98%) Server Management
7 3 (6.98%) Task Automation
8 2 (4.65%) ITSM
8 2 (4.65%) Root Cause Analysis
8 2 (4.65%) Software Engineering
8 2 (4.65%) Supplier Management
9 1 (2.33%) Change Control
9 1 (2.33%) ERP
9 1 (2.33%) High Availability
9 1 (2.33%) ITIL V3
9 1 (2.33%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (41.86%) SQL
2 12 (27.91%) PowerShell
3 5 (11.63%) C#
4 2 (4.65%) C
Qualifications
1 25 (58.14%) Security Cleared
2 16 (37.21%) SC Cleared
3 9 (20.93%) DV Cleared
4 4 (9.30%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (6.98%) CCA
5 3 (6.98%) Citrix Certification
5 3 (6.98%) MCTS
5 3 (6.98%) VCAP
5 3 (6.98%) VCP4
5 3 (6.98%) VCP5
5 3 (6.98%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (2.33%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (2.33%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (2.33%) MCP
6 1 (2.33%) MCSA
6 1 (2.33%) MCSE
System Software
1 34 (79.07%) Virtual Machines
2 27 (62.79%) Hyper-V
3 26 (60.47%) Active Directory
4 11 (25.58%) Microsoft App-V
4 11 (25.58%) VMware ESXi
5 10 (23.26%) VMware Infrastructure
6 9 (20.93%) DFS Replication
6 9 (20.93%) Virtual Desktop
7 4 (9.30%) vSphere
7 4 (9.30%) XenApp
7 4 (9.30%) XenDesktop
8 3 (6.98%) Citrix Hypervisor
8 3 (6.98%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 27 (62.79%) SCOM
2 22 (51.16%) SCCM
3 13 (30.23%) Failover Clustering
3 13 (30.23%) Microsoft Clustering
4 11 (25.58%) SCSM
5 10 (23.26%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 9 (20.93%) SCDPM
6 9 (20.93%) WSUS
7 6 (13.95%) Microsoft Intune
8 5 (11.63%) Cisco CUCM
8 5 (11.63%) vCenter Server
9 1 (2.33%) NetBackup
9 1 (2.33%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 18 (41.86%) Microsoft
2 11 (25.58%) Dell
3 10 (23.26%) VMware
4 8 (18.60%) ArcSight
4 8 (18.60%) Citrix
5 6 (13.95%) Cisco
6 3 (6.98%) IFS
7 2 (4.65%) Canon
7 2 (4.65%) SolarWinds
8 1 (2.33%) Juniper
8 1 (2.33%) NetApp
8 1 (2.33%) Remedy
8 1 (2.33%) ServiceNow
8 1 (2.33%) Veritas