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 3 months to 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM)
UK
Rank 575 592 589
Rank change year-on-year +17 -3  
Contract jobs citing SCVMM 24 36 32
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.054% 0.068% 0.061%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.54% 0.73% 0.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 18 22
Median daily rate £425 £306 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +38.77% -31.94%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £234
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £447 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £300 £410
% change year-on-year +6.66% -26.82%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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

Systems Management Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 4480 4910 4385
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 10.02% 9.30% 8.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 2995 3108 2588
Median daily rate £465 £450 £417
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +7.91%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 94 131 166
Median hourly rate £23.00 £22.50 £20.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.22% +11.46%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £55.00 £37.85
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year -15.55% +4.65%  

SCVMM
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing SCVMM as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Systems Management category.

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 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SCVMM in the UK

SCVMM
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SCVMM in the UK

SCVMM
Top 14 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 3 months to 23 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +20 20 £450 +46.93% 10
London +26 15 £450 +28.57% 6
City of London +9 4 £450 +5.88% 1
Scotland - 4 £320 -
Hertfordshire - 2 £300 -
Renfrewshire - 2 £340 -
Renfrew - 2 £340 -
East of England - 2 £300 -
Hampshire -5 1 - -
South East -7 1 - - 1
West Midlands - 1 - -
Glasgow - 1 £300 -
Hertford - 1 £300 -
Edinburgh - 1 £120 -

SCVMM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SCVMM 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 SCVMM.

1 31 (81.58%) Windows
2 29 (76.32%) Hyper-V
3 28 (73.68%) SCOM
4 27 (71.05%) PowerShell
4 27 (71.05%) SCCM
5 26 (68.42%) Microsoft
6 21 (55.26%) Windows Server
7 16 (42.11%) Active Directory
8 14 (36.84%) Agile Software Development
9 13 (34.21%) Clustering
10 12 (31.58%) SCOrch
11 11 (28.95%) Virtual Machines
11 11 (28.95%) Microsoft Azure
12 10 (26.32%) IaaS
12 10 (26.32%) Windows Server 2008
12 10 (26.32%) VMware
13 9 (23.68%) SAN
13 9 (23.68%) SQL
13 9 (23.68%) SQL Server
13 9 (23.68%) Skype for Business
14 8 (21.05%) ITIL
14 8 (21.05%) DNS
14 8 (21.05%) SCSM
15 7 (18.42%) DevOps
15 7 (18.42%) Citrix
15 7 (18.42%) XenApp
16 6 (15.79%) iSCSI
16 6 (15.79%) Exchange Server 2013
16 6 (15.79%) Microsoft Certification
16 6 (15.79%) MCSE

SCVMM
Top Related 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 9 (23.68%) Skype for Business
2 6 (15.79%) Exchange Server 2013
3 5 (13.16%) IIS
4 3 (7.89%) MS Exchange
5 2 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (2.63%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (15.79%) MS Office
2 2 (5.26%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.63%) Remedy AR System
1 1 (2.63%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 11 (28.95%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (26.32%) IaaS
3 5 (13.16%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (7.89%) Office 365
4 3 (7.89%) PaaS
5 2 (5.26%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (5.26%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (23.68%) SAN
2 8 (21.05%) DNS
3 6 (15.79%) DHCP
3 6 (15.79%) Firewall
3 6 (15.79%) iSCSI
4 3 (7.89%) Skype
5 2 (5.26%) Remote Desktop
6 1 (2.63%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (2.63%) LAN
6 1 (2.63%) LDAP
6 1 (2.63%) WAN
6 1 (2.63%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (23.68%) SQL Server
2 4 (10.53%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (2.63%) MySQL
3 1 (2.63%) QlikView
3 1 (2.63%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.63%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 3 (7.89%) Git (software)
1 3 (7.89%) Gitweb
1 3 (7.89%) Subversion
2 1 (2.63%) Jenkins
General
1 3 (7.89%) Finance
2 2 (5.26%) Banking
2 2 (5.26%) Investment Banking
2 2 (5.26%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 10 (26.32%) Windows Engineer
2 8 (21.05%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 6 (15.79%) Automation Engineer
4 4 (10.53%) Consultant
4 4 (10.53%) Infrastructure Consultant
4 4 (10.53%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (7.89%) Administrator
5 3 (7.89%) Analyst
5 3 (7.89%) Architect
5 3 (7.89%) PowerShell Engineer
5 3 (7.89%) Systems Engineer
5 3 (7.89%) Web Consultant
6 2 (5.26%) Azure Architect
6 2 (5.26%) Azure Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) Infrastructure Support
6 2 (5.26%) IT Administrator
6 2 (5.26%) IT Systems Administrator
6 2 (5.26%) Server Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) Systems Administrator
6 2 (5.26%) Web Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.89%) .NET
1 3 (7.89%) ASP.NET
1 3 (7.89%) Web Services
2 1 (2.63%) JSON
2 1 (2.63%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (34.21%) Clustering
2 5 (13.16%) Data Centre
3 2 (5.26%) Replication
4 1 (2.63%) CMDB
4 1 (2.63%) FlexPod
4 1 (2.63%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 31 (81.58%) Windows
2 21 (55.26%) Windows Server
3 10 (26.32%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (13.16%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (7.89%) Linux
5 3 (7.89%) Windows 10
5 3 (7.89%) Windows 7
6 2 (5.26%) Windows 8
7 1 (2.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (36.84%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (21.05%) ITIL
3 7 (18.42%) DevOps
4 5 (13.16%) Capacity Planning
4 5 (13.16%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (10.53%) Converged Infrastructure
5 4 (10.53%) Performance Monitoring
6 3 (7.89%) Continuous Delivery
7 2 (5.26%) Capacity Management
7 2 (5.26%) Change Control
7 2 (5.26%) Migration
7 2 (5.26%) Server Building
7 2 (5.26%) Server Virtualisation
8 1 (2.63%) Data Modelling
8 1 (2.63%) ETL
8 1 (2.63%) ITSM
8 1 (2.63%) Regression Testing
8 1 (2.63%) Service Management
8 1 (2.63%) Unit Testing
8 1 (2.63%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 27 (71.05%) PowerShell
2 9 (23.68%) SQL
3 5 (13.16%) Ruby
4 3 (7.89%) C#
Qualifications
1 6 (15.79%) MCSE
1 6 (15.79%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (5.26%) MCITP
2 2 (5.26%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.63%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.26%) SLA
System Software
1 29 (76.32%) Hyper-V
2 16 (42.11%) Active Directory
3 11 (28.95%) Virtual Machines
4 7 (18.42%) XenApp
5 5 (13.16%) VMware Infrastructure
6 4 (10.53%) vSphere
7 3 (7.89%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (5.26%) BitLocker
9 1 (2.63%) VMFS
9 1 (2.63%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 28 (73.68%) SCOM
2 27 (71.05%) SCCM
3 12 (31.58%) SCOrch
4 8 (21.05%) SCSM
5 6 (15.79%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 5 (13.16%) Opscode Chef
6 5 (13.16%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 4 (10.53%) Failover Clustering
7 4 (10.53%) Microsoft Clustering
8 2 (5.26%) McAfee ePO
8 2 (5.26%) Puppet
8 2 (5.26%) SCDPM
8 2 (5.26%) WSUS
9 1 (2.63%) vMotion
Vendors
1 26 (68.42%) Microsoft
2 10 (26.32%) VMware
3 7 (18.42%) Citrix
4 5 (13.16%) Symantec
5 3 (7.89%) Adobe
5 3 (7.89%) Dell
5 3 (7.89%) NetApp
6 2 (5.26%) BMC
6 2 (5.26%) Cisco
6 2 (5.26%) Dell Compellent
6 2 (5.26%) Intel Security
6 2 (5.26%) Palo Alto
6 2 (5.26%) Red Hat
6 2 (5.26%) Veeam
7 1 (2.63%) 3PAR
7 1 (2.63%) CA
7 1 (2.63%) Remedy
7 1 (2.63%) Tableau