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 26 June 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.

Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM)
UK
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 592 605 603
Rank change year-on-year +13 -2  
Contract jobs citing SCVMM 15 46 38
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.032% 0.087% 0.068%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.29% 0.76% 0.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 31 25
Median daily rate £410 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.33% -6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £332 £300 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £450 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £321 £337
% change year-on-year +47.85% -4.53%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £22.00 -
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 5099 6037 4815
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 10.85% 11.37% 8.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 3337 3886 2958
Median daily rate £475 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% +12.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £285 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £447 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +11.62% +5.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 115 137 162
Median hourly rate £20.88 £29.00 £20.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.00% +39.75%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £17.46 £12.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £46.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £34.85 £20.19
% change year-on-year -49.78% +72.65%  

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 26 June 2017.

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 12 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 26 June 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 +10 15 £410 +2.50% 5
South West +9 5 £600 +50.00% 3
London -13 5 £370 -12.94% 1
Wiltshire - 5 £600 - 1
Swindon - 5 £600 - 1
North West +21 3 - - 1
Merseyside -3 3 - - 1
Liverpool - 3 - -
Yorkshire +26 1 £475 +65.21%
South East +20 1 £335 -2.04%
Berkshire +17 1 £335 -13.54%
Newbury - 1 £335 -

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 30 (76.92%) Windows
1 30 (76.92%) Hyper-V
2 27 (69.23%) SCCM
2 27 (69.23%) SCOM
3 23 (58.97%) PowerShell
3 23 (58.97%) Microsoft
4 22 (56.41%) Windows Server
5 15 (38.46%) Active Directory
6 13 (33.33%) Citrix
6 13 (33.33%) SCOrch
7 12 (30.77%) Virtual Machines
7 12 (30.77%) Clustering
8 11 (28.21%) Skype for Business
9 10 (25.64%) Windows Server 2008
9 10 (25.64%) SAN
9 10 (25.64%) Finance
10 9 (23.08%) Microsoft Azure
10 9 (23.08%) VMware
10 9 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
10 9 (23.08%) IaaS
11 8 (20.51%) Exchange Server 2013
11 8 (20.51%) XenApp
11 8 (20.51%) NetApp
11 8 (20.51%) Microsoft Office
12 7 (17.95%) iSCSI
12 7 (17.95%) VMware Infrastructure
12 7 (17.95%) SCSM
12 7 (17.95%) DevOps
12 7 (17.95%) Windows Server 2012
12 7 (17.95%) Microsoft Clustering

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 11 (28.21%) Skype for Business
2 8 (20.51%) Exchange Server 2013
3 4 (10.26%) MS Exchange
4 2 (5.13%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (2.56%) IBM Domino
5 1 (2.56%) IIS
5 1 (2.56%) OpenStack
5 1 (2.56%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (20.51%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.56%) Remedy AR System
1 1 (2.56%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 9 (23.08%) IaaS
1 9 (23.08%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (12.82%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (10.26%) Office 365
4 2 (5.13%) PaaS
5 1 (2.56%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 10 (25.64%) SAN
2 7 (17.95%) iSCSI
3 6 (15.38%) Firewall
4 5 (12.82%) DNS
4 5 (12.82%) NetScaler
5 3 (7.69%) DHCP
5 3 (7.69%) Skype
6 2 (5.13%) Remote Desktop
7 1 (2.56%) DMZ
7 1 (2.56%) LAN
7 1 (2.56%) LDAP
7 1 (2.56%) WAN
7 1 (2.56%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.69%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.13%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (2.56%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 2 (5.13%) Jenkins
General
1 10 (25.64%) Finance
2 6 (15.38%) Banking
3 2 (5.13%) Investment Banking
3 2 (5.13%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (20.51%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 8 (20.51%) Windows Engineer
2 6 (15.38%) Architect
2 6 (15.38%) Automation Engineer
3 5 (12.82%) Infrastructure Architect
4 4 (10.26%) Analyst
4 4 (10.26%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (7.69%) Administrator
5 3 (7.69%) Cisco Architect
5 3 (7.69%) Citrix Architect
5 3 (7.69%) Designer
5 3 (7.69%) Lead Designer
5 3 (7.69%) PowerShell Engineer
5 3 (7.69%) Technical Designer
5 3 (7.69%) Technical Leader
6 2 (5.13%) Active Directory Analyst
6 2 (5.13%) Active Directory Engineer
6 2 (5.13%) Azure Engineer
6 2 (5.13%) IT Systems Administrator
6 2 (5.13%) SCCM Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.13%) Web Services
2 1 (2.56%) COM
2 1 (2.56%) JSON
2 1 (2.56%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (30.77%) Clustering
2 5 (12.82%) FlexPod
3 4 (10.26%) Data Centre
4 3 (7.69%) Replication
5 2 (5.13%) Private Cloud
6 1 (2.56%) CMDB
6 1 (2.56%) Enterprise Cloud
6 1 (2.56%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 30 (76.92%) Windows
2 22 (56.41%) Windows Server
3 10 (25.64%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (17.95%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (7.69%) Linux
6 2 (5.13%) Windows 10
6 2 (5.13%) Windows 7
6 2 (5.13%) Windows 8
7 1 (2.56%) CentOS
7 1 (2.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (2.56%) Solaris
7 1 (2.56%) SUSE
7 1 (2.56%) Windows 2000
7 1 (2.56%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (17.95%) DevOps
3 6 (15.38%) Capacity Planning
3 6 (15.38%) Disaster Recovery
3 6 (15.38%) ITIL
3 6 (15.38%) Migration
4 3 (7.69%) Converged Infrastructure
4 3 (7.69%) Performance Monitoring
4 3 (7.69%) Project Management
4 3 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (7.69%) Validation
5 2 (5.13%) Configuration Management
5 2 (5.13%) High Availability
5 2 (5.13%) Proactive Monitoring
5 2 (5.13%) Server Building
5 2 (5.13%) Server Virtualisation
6 1 (2.56%) Data Modelling
6 1 (2.56%) ETL
6 1 (2.56%) ITSM
6 1 (2.56%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 23 (58.97%) PowerShell
2 6 (15.38%) SQL
3 5 (12.82%) Ruby
4 1 (2.56%) Bash Shell
4 1 (2.56%) Python
Qualifications
1 6 (15.38%) MCSE
1 6 (15.38%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (5.13%) MCITP
2 2 (5.13%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.56%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.56%) SLA
System Software
1 30 (76.92%) Hyper-V
2 15 (38.46%) Active Directory
3 12 (30.77%) Virtual Machines
4 8 (20.51%) XenApp
5 7 (17.95%) VMware Infrastructure
6 5 (12.82%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 5 (12.82%) Virtual Servers
6 5 (12.82%) XenDesktop
7 2 (5.13%) BitLocker
7 2 (5.13%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (2.56%) DFS Replication
8 1 (2.56%) Docker
8 1 (2.56%) vCloud
8 1 (2.56%) VMFS
8 1 (2.56%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 27 (69.23%) SCCM
1 27 (69.23%) SCOM
2 13 (33.33%) SCOrch
3 7 (17.95%) Microsoft Clustering
3 7 (17.95%) SCSM
4 6 (15.38%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (15.38%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 4 (10.26%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 3 (7.69%) Failover Clustering
6 3 (7.69%) Puppet
6 3 (7.69%) SCDPM
7 2 (5.13%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (2.56%) Ansible
8 1 (2.56%) CFEngine
8 1 (2.56%) Unicenter
8 1 (2.56%) vCenter Server
8 1 (2.56%) vMotion
8 1 (2.56%) vRealize
Vendors
1 23 (58.97%) Microsoft
2 13 (33.33%) Citrix
3 9 (23.08%) VMware
4 8 (20.51%) NetApp
5 6 (15.38%) Cisco
5 6 (15.38%) Symantec
6 5 (12.82%) Dell
7 3 (7.69%) Veeam
8 2 (5.13%) 3PAR
8 2 (5.13%) Adobe
8 2 (5.13%) BMC
8 2 (5.13%) CA
8 2 (5.13%) Dell Compellent
8 2 (5.13%) HP
8 2 (5.13%) McAfee
8 2 (5.13%) Palo Alto
9 1 (2.56%) Lotus
9 1 (2.56%) Nimsoft
9 1 (2.56%) Red Hat
9 1 (2.56%) Remedy
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