Period
to 23 August 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 23 August 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
23 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 735 844 815
Rank change year-on-year +109 -29 +19
Contract jobs citing SCVMM 88 51 37
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.097% 0.050% 0.039%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.66% 0.36% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 25 22
UK median daily rate £420 £400 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +15.94% -13.75%
10th Percentile £313 £291 £228
90th Percentile £559 £570 £589
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £295
% change year-on-year +1.25% +35.71% -21.40%
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 13,421 13,973 11,031
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.85% 13.68% 11.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,987 9,348 7,290
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +2.70% +8.82%
10th Percentile £281 £278 £263
90th Percentile £673 £638 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +6.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 324 391 253
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.53% +8.57% -22.22%
10th Percentile £12.10 £12.00 £10.75
90th Percentile £50.53 £47.00 £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.75 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year +7.14% +9.38% -39.05%

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 23 August 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 13 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 August 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 +102 82 £405 +1.25% 11
UK excluding London +73 81 £405 +1.25% 9
South West +11 41 £475 +26.67% 2
South East +44 24 £379 -24.63% 2
Midlands +41 9 £405 +30.54% 4
London +53 6 £488 +21.88% 3
East Midlands +34 5 £325 +12.07% 3
West Midlands +25 4 £428 +33.59% 1
Wales +15 4 £563 +55.17%
Scotland +31 2 £363 - 1
North of England +22 2 - -
North West +5 1 - -
North East - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 23 August 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 79 (89.77%) Hyper-V
2 68 (77.27%) Windows
3 64 (72.73%) Microsoft
4 63 (71.59%) SCCM
5 59 (67.05%) Active Directory
6 52 (59.09%) Windows Server
7 50 (56.82%) SCOM
8 46 (52.27%) Virtual Machines
9 44 (50.00%) Security Cleared
10 41 (46.59%) Windows Server 2012
11 37 (42.05%) PowerShell
11 37 (42.05%) DV Cleared
11 37 (42.05%) ITIL
12 36 (40.91%) VMware
13 35 (39.77%) DHCP
14 32 (36.36%) DNS
14 32 (36.36%) Data Centre
14 32 (36.36%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 30 (34.09%) VMware Infrastructure
16 29 (32.95%) Windows 10
16 29 (32.95%) Clustering
17 28 (31.82%) Virtual Desktop
18 26 (29.55%) Citrix
19 24 (27.27%) Failover Clustering
20 22 (25.00%) VMware ESXi
20 22 (25.00%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
21 21 (23.86%) Microsoft Clustering
21 21 (23.86%) Data Protection
21 21 (23.86%) Microsoft App-V
22 19 (21.59%) 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 10 (11.36%) MS Exchange
2 8 (9.09%) IIS
2 8 (9.09%) SharePoint
3 6 (6.82%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (4.55%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (2.27%) Apache
5 2 (2.27%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 11 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.14%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 19 (21.59%) Azure
2 16 (18.18%) AWS
3 13 (14.77%) Office 365
4 4 (4.55%) Azure Active Directory
4 4 (4.55%) Dynamics 365
4 4 (4.55%) Google Analytics
5 3 (3.41%) Azure Stack
5 3 (3.41%) IaaS
5 3 (3.41%) PaaS
6 2 (2.27%) SaaS
7 1 (1.14%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (1.14%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (1.14%) Amazon EKS
7 1 (1.14%) Amazon ELB
7 1 (1.14%) Amazon S3
7 1 (1.14%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (1.14%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7 1 (1.14%) AWS OpsWorks
7 1 (1.14%) Route 53
7 1 (1.14%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 35 (39.77%) DHCP
2 32 (36.36%) DNS
3 12 (13.64%) Firewall
4 8 (9.09%) Remote Desktop
5 7 (7.95%) Cisco ASA
6 6 (6.82%) iSCSI
6 6 (6.82%) NetScaler
6 6 (6.82%) Network Security
6 6 (6.82%) SAN
7 5 (5.68%) NAS
8 4 (4.55%) Intrusion Detection
8 4 (4.55%) Unified Communications
8 4 (4.55%) VoIP
9 3 (3.41%) Software-Defined Networking
10 2 (2.27%) Cisco Nexus
10 2 (2.27%) TCP/IP
11 1 (1.14%) Internet
11 1 (1.14%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (18.18%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.68%) SQL Server 2016
3 3 (3.41%) Azure SQL Database
3 3 (3.41%) SQL Server 2014
3 3 (3.41%) SQL Server 2017
4 2 (2.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (1.14%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 5 (5.68%) JIRA
2 2 (2.27%) Bitbucket
2 2 (2.27%) Git (software)
2 2 (2.27%) Jenkins
2 2 (2.27%) Sonatype Nexus
2 2 (2.27%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.14%) Bugzilla
General
1 12 (13.64%) Finance
2 1 (1.14%) French Language
2 1 (1.14%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 23 (26.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 13 (14.77%) Wintel Engineer
3 12 (13.64%) Analyst
4 9 (10.23%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 8 (9.09%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 8 (9.09%) Administrator
5 8 (9.09%) Cloud Engineer
5 8 (9.09%) Systems Administrator
5 8 (9.09%) Systems Analyst
6 7 (7.95%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
7 6 (6.82%) Architect
8 5 (5.68%) Hyper-V Engineer
8 5 (5.68%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
8 5 (5.68%) Server Engineer
8 5 (5.68%) Systems Engineer
8 5 (5.68%) Technical Architect
8 5 (5.68%) Windows Engineer
9 4 (4.55%) Senior Cloud Engineer
9 4 (4.55%) Senior Systems Administrator
9 4 (4.55%) Wintel Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (6.82%) Web Services
2 3 (3.41%) .NET
3 1 (1.14%) JSON
3 1 (1.14%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 32 (36.36%) Data Centre
2 29 (32.95%) Clustering
3 13 (14.77%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (14.77%) User Experience
4 8 (9.09%) Hybrid Cloud
5 4 (4.55%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 3 (3.41%) Data Protection Act
6 3 (3.41%) NHS
6 3 (3.41%) Public Cloud
6 3 (3.41%) VxBlock/Vblock
7 2 (2.27%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (2.27%) Private Cloud
8 1 (1.14%) Enterprise Cloud
Operating Systems
1 68 (77.27%) Windows
2 52 (59.09%) Windows Server
3 41 (46.59%) Windows Server 2012
4 29 (32.95%) Windows 10
5 11 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
6 9 (10.23%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (6.82%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (42.05%) ITIL
2 32 (36.36%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 21 (23.86%) Data Protection
4 19 (21.59%) ITIL V3
5 16 (18.18%) Service Management
6 15 (17.05%) ITSM
6 15 (17.05%) Preventative Maintenance
7 14 (15.91%) Application Virtualisation
7 14 (15.91%) Server Management
8 11 (12.50%) Server Building
9 10 (11.36%) Patch Management
10 8 (9.09%) Incident Management
11 7 (7.95%) Problem Management
11 7 (7.95%) Service Delivery
12 6 (6.82%) Boundary Protection
12 6 (6.82%) Business Intelligence
12 6 (6.82%) Network Virtualisation
12 6 (6.82%) Proactive Management
13 5 (5.68%) Agile Software Development
13 5 (5.68%) Customer Requirements
Programming Languages
1 37 (42.05%) PowerShell
2 16 (18.18%) SQL
3 2 (2.27%) Bash Shell
3 2 (2.27%) C#
3 2 (2.27%) Korn
3 2 (2.27%) Python
4 1 (1.14%) Java
Qualifications
1 44 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 37 (42.05%) DV Cleared
3 18 (20.45%) Microsoft Certification
4 13 (14.77%) MCSA
4 13 (14.77%) MCSE
5 9 (10.23%) MCP
6 8 (9.09%) Degree
7 7 (7.95%) SC Cleared
7 7 (7.95%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 4 (4.55%) CCNA
8 4 (4.55%) CCNP
8 4 (4.55%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (4.55%) MCITP
8 4 (4.55%) VCP6
9 3 (3.41%) CCA
9 3 (3.41%) Citrix Certification
9 3 (3.41%) MCTS
9 3 (3.41%) VCAP
9 3 (3.41%) VCP4
9 3 (3.41%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (10.23%) SLA
2 3 (3.41%) Cyber Essentials
2 3 (3.41%) GDPR
2 3 (3.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (2.27%) QA
System Software
1 79 (89.77%) Hyper-V
2 59 (67.05%) Active Directory
3 46 (52.27%) Virtual Machines
4 30 (34.09%) VMware Infrastructure
5 28 (31.82%) Virtual Desktop
6 22 (25.00%) VMware ESXi
7 21 (23.86%) Microsoft App-V
8 18 (20.45%) DFS Replication
9 11 (12.50%) XenApp
10 10 (11.36%) XenDesktop
11 6 (6.82%) vSphere
12 4 (4.55%) BitLocker
12 4 (4.55%) Virtual Servers
13 3 (3.41%) Citrix Hypervisor
13 3 (3.41%) vCloud
14 2 (2.27%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 1 (1.14%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 63 (71.59%) SCCM
2 50 (56.82%) SCOM
3 24 (27.27%) Failover Clustering
4 22 (25.00%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 21 (23.86%) Microsoft Clustering
6 18 (20.45%) SCSM
6 18 (20.45%) WSUS
7 13 (14.77%) SCDPM
8 7 (7.95%) NetBackup
8 7 (7.95%) SCOrch
9 6 (6.82%) vCenter Server
10 4 (4.55%) PaperCut
10 4 (4.55%) SolarWinds Orion
11 3 (3.41%) Cisco CUCM
12 2 (2.27%) Ansible
12 2 (2.27%) Nessus
12 2 (2.27%) Opscode Chef
12 2 (2.27%) Puppet
13 1 (1.14%) Microsoft Intune
13 1 (1.14%) Nagios
Vendors
1 64 (72.73%) Microsoft
2 36 (40.91%) VMware
3 26 (29.55%) Citrix
4 15 (17.05%) Cisco
5 11 (12.50%) Dell
6 8 (9.09%) HP
7 7 (7.95%) NetApp
8 6 (6.82%) Juniper
9 5 (5.68%) Google
9 5 (5.68%) Ivanti
10 4 (4.55%) CommVault
10 4 (4.55%) Dell Compellent
10 4 (4.55%) McAfee
10 4 (4.55%) Polycom
10 4 (4.55%) SolarWinds
10 4 (4.55%) WatchGuard
11 3 (3.41%) ServiceNow
11 3 (3.41%) SonicWALL
11 3 (3.41%) Sophos
11 3 (3.41%) Symantec