Period
to 22 November 2017

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 22 November 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
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 840 842 835
Rank change year-on-year +2 -7 -36
Contract jobs citing SCVMM 44 57 69
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.043% 0.054% 0.061%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.38% 0.49% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 37 48
UK median daily rate £300 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -29.41% +6.25% +1.91%
10th Percentile £228 £289 £232
90th Percentile £481 £488 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £255 £375 £400
% change year-on-year -32.13% -6.25% +5.26%
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 11678 11644 9677
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 11.32% 11.04% 8.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 7904 7440 5908
UK median daily rate £475 £445 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.74% +11.25% +4.85%
10th Percentile £263 £260 £230
90th Percentile £625 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £418 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +4.38% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 289 270 332
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £20.73 £19.03
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.58% +8.93% -4.42%
10th Percentile £10.98 £12.73 £11.17
90th Percentile £47.50 £43.28 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £21.75 £19.03
% change year-on-year -26.44% +14.29% -5.13%

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 22 November 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 6 months to 22 November 2017. 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 -1 41 £300 -29.41% 7
UK excluding London +32 35 £255 -32.13% 3
South East +16 16 £277 -18.93%
London -46 8 £363 -21.62% 4
Midlands +30 7 £235 -47.78%
East Midlands - 6 £235 -
North of England +55 5 £475 +52.00% 1
South West +10 5 £600 +41.18% 2
North West +9 3 - - 1
Yorkshire +25 2 £475 +65.22%
Scotland - 2 £325 -
West Midlands +27 1 £360 -20.00%

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 35 (79.55%) Hyper-V
2 34 (77.27%) Windows
3 28 (63.64%) Windows Server
4 25 (56.82%) SCCM
5 22 (50.00%) SCOM
6 20 (45.45%) VMware
7 17 (38.64%) Microsoft
7 17 (38.64%) Active Directory
8 15 (34.09%) Windows Server 2012
9 12 (27.27%) VMware Infrastructure
10 11 (25.00%) Security Cleared
10 11 (25.00%) NetApp
10 11 (25.00%) Server Building
11 10 (22.73%) Project Management
11 10 (22.73%) PowerShell
11 10 (22.73%) SC Cleared
12 9 (20.45%) Microsoft Azure
12 9 (20.45%) HP
13 8 (18.18%) Citrix
13 8 (18.18%) Finance
13 8 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
13 8 (18.18%) Banking
13 8 (18.18%) Virtual Machines
14 7 (15.91%) SCSM
14 7 (15.91%) DevOps
14 7 (15.91%) Microsoft PowerPoint
14 7 (15.91%) SolarWinds
14 7 (15.91%) Migration
14 7 (15.91%) Windows Server 2003
14 7 (15.91%) Microsoft Excel

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 5 (11.36%) MS Exchange
2 3 (6.82%) IBM Domino
2 3 (6.82%) IIS
2 3 (6.82%) OpenStack
3 2 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (4.55%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 7 (15.91%) Microsoft Excel
1 7 (15.91%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 7 (15.91%) MS Visio
2 2 (4.55%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 9 (20.45%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (9.09%) Office 365
3 3 (6.82%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (6.82%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (4.55%) IaaS
4 2 (4.55%) PaaS
5 1 (2.27%) IBM Cloud
5 1 (2.27%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 5 (11.36%) NetScaler
1 5 (11.36%) SAN
2 4 (9.09%) Remote Desktop
3 2 (4.55%) DHCP
3 2 (4.55%) DNS
3 2 (4.55%) Firewall
4 1 (2.27%) iSCSI
4 1 (2.27%) LAN
4 1 (2.27%) Software-Defined Networking
4 1 (2.27%) VLAN
4 1 (2.27%) VPN
4 1 (2.27%) VXLAN
4 1 (2.27%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.09%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (6.82%) Jenkins
General
1 8 (18.18%) Banking
1 8 (18.18%) Finance
2 4 (9.09%) Spanish Language
3 2 (4.55%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.27%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (25.00%) Analyst
2 9 (20.45%) Architect
3 7 (15.91%) Server Engineer
4 5 (11.36%) Infrastructure Architect
5 4 (9.09%) Cisco Architect
5 4 (9.09%) Citrix Architect
5 4 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (9.09%) Server Support
5 4 (9.09%) Server Support Engineer
5 4 (9.09%) Support Engineer
6 3 (6.82%) Designer
6 3 (6.82%) Enterprise Architect
6 3 (6.82%) Hyper-V Architect
6 3 (6.82%) Lead Designer
6 3 (6.82%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (6.82%) Technical Designer
6 3 (6.82%) Technical Leader
6 3 (6.82%) Windows Engineer
6 3 (6.82%) Windows Server Engineer
7 2 (4.55%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.82%) Web Services
2 1 (2.27%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.64%) PKI
2 5 (11.36%) Data Centre
2 5 (11.36%) FlexPod
3 4 (9.09%) Fat Client
3 4 (9.09%) Thin Client
4 3 (6.82%) Hybrid Cloud
4 3 (6.82%) Private Cloud
5 2 (4.55%) Clustering
5 2 (4.55%) Enterprise Cloud
6 1 (2.27%) Fintech
6 1 (2.27%) Replication
6 1 (2.27%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 34 (77.27%) Windows
2 28 (63.64%) Windows Server
3 15 (34.09%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (15.91%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (6.82%) CentOS
6 3 (6.82%) Linux
6 3 (6.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (6.82%) Solaris
6 3 (6.82%) SUSE
7 2 (4.55%) Mac OS
7 2 (4.55%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (25.00%) Server Building
2 10 (22.73%) Project Management
3 7 (15.91%) DevOps
3 7 (15.91%) Migration
4 6 (13.64%) ITIL
4 6 (13.64%) Validation
5 4 (9.09%) Server Patching
6 3 (6.82%) API Integration
6 3 (6.82%) Asset Management
6 3 (6.82%) Change Management
6 3 (6.82%) Configuration Management
6 3 (6.82%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (6.82%) Network Management
6 3 (6.82%) Patch Management
6 3 (6.82%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (6.82%) Technical Architecture
7 2 (4.55%) Data Protection
7 2 (4.55%) Load Balancing
8 1 (2.27%) ITSM
8 1 (2.27%) Mathematics
Programming Languages
1 10 (22.73%) PowerShell
2 6 (13.64%) SQL
3 3 (6.82%) Bash Shell
3 3 (6.82%) Python
4 1 (2.27%) C
Qualifications
1 11 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 10 (22.73%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.82%) PMO
System Software
1 35 (79.55%) Hyper-V
2 17 (38.64%) Active Directory
3 12 (27.27%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (18.18%) Virtual Machines
5 6 (13.64%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 6 (13.64%) Virtual Servers
5 6 (13.64%) VMware Server
5 6 (13.64%) XenDesktop
6 5 (11.36%) vSphere
7 4 (9.09%) VMware Workstation
8 3 (6.82%) Docker
8 3 (6.82%) vCloud
8 3 (6.82%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (4.55%) XenApp
10 1 (2.27%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 25 (56.82%) SCCM
2 22 (50.00%) SCOM
3 7 (15.91%) SCSM
4 4 (9.09%) Microsoft Clustering
4 4 (9.09%) SCOrch
5 3 (6.82%) Ansible
5 3 (6.82%) CFEngine
5 3 (6.82%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 3 (6.82%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (6.82%) Puppet
5 3 (6.82%) Unicenter
5 3 (6.82%) vRealize
6 2 (4.55%) SCDPM
7 1 (2.27%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 1 (2.27%) vCenter Server
7 1 (2.27%) vMotion
Vendors
1 20 (45.45%) VMware
2 17 (38.64%) Microsoft
3 11 (25.00%) NetApp
4 9 (20.45%) HP
5 8 (18.18%) Citrix
6 7 (15.91%) SolarWinds
7 5 (11.36%) Cisco
8 4 (9.09%) Dell
9 3 (6.82%) 3PAR
9 3 (6.82%) CA
9 3 (6.82%) EMC
9 3 (6.82%) IBM
9 3 (6.82%) Infoblox
9 3 (6.82%) Lotus
9 3 (6.82%) Nimsoft
9 3 (6.82%) Red Hat
9 3 (6.82%) Remedy
9 3 (6.82%) Sun
10 2 (4.55%) SunGard
11 1 (2.27%) Symantec