The table below looks at the statistics for SCOM skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SCOM over the 3 months to 28 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
28 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM)
Rank 303 358 359
Rank change year-on-year
+55 +1
Contract jobs citing SCOM 364 277 240
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.73% 0.55% 0.50%
As % of the Systems Management category 6.98% 6.73% 6.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 223 169 129
Median daily rate £418 £350 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.28% -1.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £250 £202
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £481 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £339 £325
% change year-on-year
+18.08% +4.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 12 10
Median hourly rate £21.00 £23.50 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.63% -12.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £20.19 £19.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.80 £30.00 £33.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £23.50 £27.00
% change year-on-year
+52.12% -12.96%
SCOM
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Systems Management category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Systems Management Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
5214 4115 3795
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 10.42% 8.21% 7.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 3373 2579 2250
Median daily rate £450 £415 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.43% +7.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 99 173 141
Median hourly rate £22.50 £20.19 £20.56
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.46% -1.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £13.00 £11.02
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.70 £33.30 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £20.19 £24.25
% change year-on-year
+73.39% -16.76%

SCOM
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England region citing SCOM as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Systems Management category.

SCOM Jobs Demand Trend in England

SCOM
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SCOM across the England region.

SCOM Daily Rate Trend in England

SCOM
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SCOM across the England region over the 3 months to 28 May 2016.

SCOM Daily Rate Histogram in England

SCOM
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SCOM across the England region.

SCOM Hourly Rate Trend in England

SCOM
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SCOM across the England region over the 3 months to 28 May 2016.

SCOM Hourly Rate Histogram in England

SCOM
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SCOM within the England region over the 3 months to 28 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
London +23 131 £405 +11.72% 18
South East +1 98 £450 +29.31% 10
North West +44 62 £435 +16.00% 4
West Midlands +10 27 £375 -6.25% 2
Yorkshire +18 14 £343 -6.48% 7
South West -18 12 £330 -12.00% 8
East of England -1 11 £413 +65.00% 3
East Midlands +11 4 £313 +2.45% 2
North East -38 4 £320 +21.90% 2
SCOM
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SCOM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing SCOM also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for SCOM.

1 429 (74.22%) Windows
2 363 (62.80%) Microsoft
3 353 (61.07%) Active Directory
4 317 (54.84%) SCCM
5 289 (50.00%) Windows Server
6 263 (45.50%) VMware
7 225 (38.93%) PowerShell
8 189 (32.70%) Windows Server 2012
9 184 (31.83%) SQL
10 181 (31.31%) VMware Infrastructure
11 163 (28.20%) Windows Server 2008
12 142 (24.57%) DNS
13 132 (22.84%) Security Cleared
14 127 (21.97%) ITIL
15 122 (21.11%) Citrix
16 120 (20.76%) MS Excel
17 112 (19.38%) Linux
18 103 (17.82%) HP
19 99 (17.13%) Microsoft Azure
20 98 (16.96%) SC Cleared
21 92 (15.92%) SQL Server
22 91 (15.74%) Finance
22 91 (15.74%) Hyper-V
23 89 (15.40%) Migration
24 88 (15.22%) SharePoint
25 87 (15.05%) DHCP
26 84 (14.53%) MS Exchange
27 77 (13.32%) Microsoft Certification
28 72 (12.46%) vSphere
29 70 (12.11%) Service Management

SCOM
Top Related IT Skills in England 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 88 (15.22%) SharePoint
2 84 (14.53%) MS Exchange
3 51 (8.82%) Skype for Business
4 37 (6.40%) IIS
5 24 (4.15%) Exchange Server 2013
5 24 (4.15%) OpenStack
6 23 (3.98%) Exchange Server 2010
7 21 (3.63%) SharePoint 2013
8 14 (2.42%) WebLogic
9 13 (2.25%) Elasticsearch
10 11 (1.90%) Apache
11 8 (1.38%) Tomcat
12 6 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2003
12 6 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2007
12 6 (1.04%) WebSphere
13 5 (0.87%) BizTalk Server
13 5 (0.87%) SharePoint 2010
14 4 (0.69%) JBoss
14 4 (0.69%) NServiceBus
15 3 (0.52%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 120 (20.76%) MS Excel
2 54 (9.34%) MS Office
3 7 (1.21%) MS Visio
4 6 (1.04%) MS Project
5 1 (0.17%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (1.38%) Remedy ITSM
2 5 (0.87%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 4 (0.69%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.69%) SimCorp Dimension
4 1 (0.17%) assyst
4 1 (0.17%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 99 (17.13%) Microsoft Azure
2 52 (9.00%) Office 365
3 42 (7.27%) Amazon AWS
4 38 (6.57%) IaaS
5 37 (6.40%) Azure Active Directory
6 25 (4.33%) PaaS
7 8 (1.38%) SaaS
8 3 (0.52%) Amazon EC2
8 3 (0.52%) Amazon S3
9 2 (0.35%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.17%) Amazon ELB
10 1 (0.17%) CloudBees
10 1 (0.17%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 142 (24.57%) DNS
2 87 (15.05%) DHCP
3 60 (10.38%) SAN
4 49 (8.48%) Firewall
5 36 (6.23%) LAN
6 33 (5.71%) WAN
7 32 (5.54%) Skype
8 24 (4.15%) Network Security
9 23 (3.98%) iSCSI
9 23 (3.98%) NetScaler
10 20 (3.46%) VPN
11 18 (3.11%) NAS
11 18 (3.11%) TCP/IP
12 14 (2.42%) SNMP
12 14 (2.42%) VLAN
13 12 (2.08%) Remote Desktop
14 10 (1.73%) Cisco Nexus
15 9 (1.56%) LDAP
16 8 (1.38%) Internet
16 8 (1.38%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 92 (15.92%) SQL Server
2 37 (6.40%) Azure SQL Database
3 31 (5.36%) Oracle Database
4 23 (3.98%) Oracle Database 12c
5 18 (3.11%) SQL Server 2008
6 17 (2.94%) Oracle Database 11g
7 15 (2.60%) SQL Server 2014
7 15 (2.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 14 (2.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 12 (2.08%) SQL Server 2012
9 12 (2.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 11 (1.90%) MySQL
10 11 (1.90%) Relational Database
10 11 (1.90%) SQL Server 2005
11 6 (1.04%) Amazon RDS
12 4 (0.69%) DB2
12 4 (0.69%) Oracle Exadata
12 4 (0.69%) PostgreSQL
12 4 (0.69%) VLDB
13 3 (0.52%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 32 (5.54%) Git (software)
2 25 (4.33%) JIRA
3 22 (3.81%) Jenkins
4 21 (3.63%) Team Foundation Server
5 20 (3.46%) Ant
5 20 (3.46%) Hudson
5 20 (3.46%) Maven
5 20 (3.46%) Subversion
6 8 (1.38%) Visual Studio
7 5 (0.87%) NUnit
8 4 (0.69%) FxCop
8 4 (0.69%) MSI
8 4 (0.69%) Octopus Deploy
8 4 (0.69%) StyleCop
9 1 (0.17%) AdminStudio
9 1 (0.17%) InstallShield
9 1 (0.17%) MSBuild
9 1 (0.17%) Sonatype Nexus
9 1 (0.17%) StarTeam
9 1 (0.17%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 91 (15.74%) Finance
2 28 (4.84%) Banking
3 15 (2.60%) Financial Institution
4 13 (2.25%) Telecoms
5 12 (2.08%) Back Office
6 9 (1.56%) Manufacturing
7 7 (1.21%) Retail
8 6 (1.04%) Marketing
9 5 (0.87%) Advertising
9 5 (0.87%) Electronics
9 5 (0.87%) Legal
10 4 (0.69%) Local Government
10 4 (0.69%) Spanish Language
11 3 (0.52%) French Language
11 3 (0.52%) German Language
11 3 (0.52%) Investment Banking
11 3 (0.52%) Portuguese Language
12 2 (0.35%) Military
12 2 (0.35%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 59 (10.21%) Architect
2 58 (10.03%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 55 (9.52%) Administrator
4 50 (8.65%) Consultant
5 41 (7.09%) Systems Engineer
6 39 (6.75%) Windows Engineer
7 33 (5.71%) Server Engineer
8 31 (5.36%) Analyst
8 31 (5.36%) DevOps Engineer
8 31 (5.36%) Systems Administrator
9 29 (5.02%) Support Engineer
9 29 (5.02%) Windows Administrator
10 28 (4.84%) Azure Engineer
11 26 (4.50%) VMware Engineer
12 25 (4.33%) DBA
13 22 (3.81%) 3rd Line Engineer
14 21 (3.63%) Citrix Engineer
14 21 (3.63%) VMware Specialist
15 18 (3.11%) Cloud Engineer
15 18 (3.11%) Monitoring Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (7.09%) .NET
2 16 (2.77%) HTML
3 14 (2.42%) Middleware
4 13 (2.25%) ASP.NET
4 13 (2.25%) ELK Stack
5 11 (1.90%) XML
6 8 (1.38%) CSS
6 8 (1.38%) jQuery
6 8 (1.38%) Web Services
7 7 (1.21%) ADO.NET
8 5 (0.87%) ASP.NET MVC
9 3 (0.52%) .NET Framework
9 3 (0.52%) AppFabric
10 2 (0.35%) Ajax
10 2 (0.35%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 2 (0.35%) CSS3
10 2 (0.35%) JSON
10 2 (0.35%) Regular Expression
10 2 (0.35%) SOAP
10 2 (0.35%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 60 (10.38%) Data Centre
2 29 (5.02%) Analytical Skills
2 29 (5.02%) Enterprise Software
3 25 (4.33%) Computer Science
4 23 (3.98%) Replication
5 18 (3.11%) Hybrid Cloud
6 17 (2.94%) Hedge funds
6 17 (2.94%) Management Information System
7 13 (2.25%) Clustering
8 9 (1.56%) EMC VNX
9 8 (1.38%) Fat Client
9 8 (1.38%) PKI
9 8 (1.38%) Thin Client
10 7 (1.21%) Client/Server
10 7 (1.21%) Public Cloud
11 4 (0.69%) Device Driver
11 4 (0.69%) EMC VMAX
11 4 (0.69%) HP Storage
11 4 (0.69%) VCE vBlock
11 4 (0.69%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 429 (74.22%) Windows
2 289 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 189 (32.70%) Windows Server 2012
4 163 (28.20%) Windows Server 2008
5 112 (19.38%) Linux
6 68 (11.76%) Unix
6 68 (11.76%) Windows Server 2003
7 41 (7.09%) Windows 10
8 34 (5.88%) VMS
9 32 (5.54%) Windows 7
10 28 (4.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 28 (4.84%) Solaris
11 18 (3.11%) Windows 8
12 10 (1.73%) AIX
12 10 (1.73%) CentOS
12 10 (1.73%) Ubuntu
13 6 (1.04%) Windows Phone
13 6 (1.04%) Windows XP
14 4 (0.69%) Data ONTAP
14 4 (0.69%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 127 (21.97%) ITIL
2 89 (15.40%) Migration
3 70 (12.11%) Service Management
4 66 (11.42%) Agile Software Development
5 57 (9.86%) Configuration Management
6 53 (9.17%) DevOps
7 45 (7.79%) Disaster Recovery
7 45 (7.79%) Project Management
8 44 (7.61%) Software Engineering
9 41 (7.09%) Software Deployment
10 40 (6.92%) Test Automation
11 36 (6.23%) ITSM
11 36 (6.23%) Performance Tuning
12 28 (4.84%) Continuous Integration
13 25 (4.33%) Use Case
14 23 (3.98%) Data Migration
14 23 (3.98%) Performance Monitoring
15 21 (3.63%) Capacity Planning
16 20 (3.46%) Service Delivery
17 19 (3.29%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 225 (38.93%) PowerShell
2 184 (31.83%) SQL
3 32 (5.54%) Ruby
4 25 (4.33%) Python
5 22 (3.81%) VBScript
6 15 (2.60%) Java
6 15 (2.60%) Perl
7 14 (2.42%) T-SQL
7 14 (2.42%) VB
8 13 (2.25%) C#
9 11 (1.90%) Shell Script
10 9 (1.56%) JavaScript
11 8 (1.38%) PL/SQL
12 7 (1.21%) PHP
13 6 (1.04%) C++
14 4 (0.69%) Bash Shell
14 4 (0.69%) C
15 3 (0.52%) VB.NET
16 2 (0.35%) Bourne shell
16 2 (0.35%) Korn
Qualifications
1 132 (22.84%) Security Cleared
2 98 (16.96%) SC Cleared
3 77 (13.32%) Microsoft Certification
4 62 (10.73%) MCSE
5 34 (5.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 23 (3.98%) Degree
6 23 (3.98%) MCITP
7 20 (3.46%) Cisco Certification
8 18 (3.11%) CCNA
9 15 (2.60%) MCSA
10 12 (2.08%) DV Cleared
11 11 (1.90%) ITIL Certification
12 9 (1.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 8 (1.38%) CTC Cleared
13 8 (1.38%) MCP
14 7 (1.21%) Citrix Certification
14 7 (1.21%) MCTS
15 6 (1.04%) CCA
16 4 (0.69%) LPIC
16 4 (0.69%) RHCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (3.11%) SLA
2 7 (1.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (1.04%) Disclosure Scotland
4 5 (0.87%) JSP 440
5 4 (0.69%) COBIT
6 1 (0.17%) QA
6 1 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 353 (61.07%) Active Directory
2 181 (31.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 91 (15.74%) Hyper-V
4 72 (12.46%) vSphere
5 62 (10.73%) XenApp
6 40 (6.92%) XenDesktop
7 33 (5.71%) VMware ESX
8 27 (4.67%) Docker
9 19 (3.29%) XenServer
10 18 (3.11%) Microsoft App-V
11 17 (2.94%) NFS
12 16 (2.77%) VMware ESXi
13 12 (2.08%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 11 (1.90%) Veritas Volume Manager
15 9 (1.56%) EMC RecoverPoint
16 8 (1.38%) Terminal Services
17 7 (1.21%) vCloud
18 6 (1.04%) UAG
19 5 (0.87%) Firmware
20 2 (0.35%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 317 (54.84%) SCCM
2 61 (10.55%) Puppet
3 51 (8.82%) SCOrch
4 37 (6.40%) Opscode Chef
5 32 (5.54%) SCVMM
6 31 (5.36%) Nagios
7 28 (4.84%) Tivoli
7 28 (4.84%) WSUS
8 25 (4.33%) Ansible
8 25 (4.33%) Backup Exec
9 22 (3.81%) NetBackup
10 19 (3.29%) BMC PATROL
10 19 (3.29%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 16 (2.77%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 16 (2.77%) SCSM
12 13 (2.25%) Kibana
12 13 (2.25%) logstash
12 13 (2.25%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
12 13 (2.25%) OPNET
12 13 (2.25%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 363 (62.80%) Microsoft
2 263 (45.50%) VMware
3 122 (21.11%) Citrix
4 103 (17.82%) HP
5 69 (11.94%) NetApp
6 63 (10.90%) Oracle
7 49 (8.48%) Cisco
8 46 (7.96%) Dell
8 46 (7.96%) IBM
9 34 (5.88%) EMC
9 34 (5.88%) Red Hat
10 29 (5.02%) Symantec
11 26 (4.50%) Veritas
12 24 (4.15%) SolarWinds
13 23 (3.98%) Splunk
14 22 (3.81%) CA
15 21 (3.63%) BMC
16 15 (2.60%) CommVault
17 13 (2.25%) webMethods
18 12 (2.08%) Digital Fuel
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