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 24 August 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
24 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM)
Rank 332 356 349
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -7
Contract jobs citing SCOM 327 299 286
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.65% 0.56% 0.57%
As % of the Systems Management category 5.81% 6.38% 6.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 222 191 170
Median daily rate £370 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.33% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £360 £335
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +7.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 12 12
Median hourly rate £39.25 £37.09 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.82% +48.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.00 £27.75 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.28 £39.75 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.50 £37.09 £28.25
% change year-on-year
-4.28% +31.29%
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
5625 4683 4251
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 11.12% 8.84% 8.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 3678 2890 2486
Median daily rate £450 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 112 142 147
Median hourly rate £28.00 £22.75 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% +19.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.50 £11.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £43.45 £31.73
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £21.07 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+32.87% +8.06%

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 24 August 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 24 August 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 24 August 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 +44 121 £399 -0.31% 19
South East -14 72 £375 +3.80% 7
Yorkshire +16 30 £289 -24.01% 4
West Midlands -27 26 £350 - 4
South West +19 22 £418 -7.22% 6
North West +18 20 £325 - 7
East of England -13 19 £425 +3.03% 3
North East -16 11 £305 +16.19% 4
East Midlands - 7 £363 - 2
SCOM
UK

SCOM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 August 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.

1 472 (69.82%) Windows
2 416 (61.54%) Microsoft
2 416 (61.54%) Active Directory
3 381 (56.36%) SCCM
4 325 (48.08%) VMware
5 322 (47.63%) Windows Server
6 266 (39.35%) PowerShell
7 216 (31.95%) Windows Server 2012
8 211 (31.21%) VMware Infrastructure
9 202 (29.88%) Windows Server 2008
10 186 (27.51%) SQL
11 185 (27.37%) ITIL
12 163 (24.11%) DNS
13 156 (23.08%) MS Excel
14 147 (21.75%) Security Cleared
15 133 (19.67%) Citrix
16 127 (18.79%) SQL Server
17 114 (16.86%) SC Cleared
18 113 (16.72%) Linux
19 111 (16.42%) Microsoft Azure
20 110 (16.27%) DHCP
21 108 (15.98%) SharePoint
22 107 (15.83%) HP
23 104 (15.38%) Hyper-V
24 102 (15.09%) Migration
25 97 (14.35%) MS Exchange
26 94 (13.91%) Microsoft Certification
27 88 (13.02%) Finance
28 83 (12.28%) Windows Server 2003
29 76 (11.24%) Skype for Business

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
1 108 (15.98%) SharePoint
2 97 (14.35%) MS Exchange
3 76 (11.24%) Skype for Business
4 62 (9.17%) IIS
5 35 (5.18%) Exchange Server 2010
6 34 (5.03%) Exchange Server 2013
7 28 (4.14%) SharePoint 2013
8 20 (2.96%) Apache
9 18 (2.66%) Tomcat
10 15 (2.22%) OpenStack
10 15 (2.22%) SharePoint 2010
11 13 (1.92%) WebSphere
12 9 (1.33%) BizTalk Server
13 8 (1.18%) NServiceBus
14 6 (0.89%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 6 (0.89%) Exchange Server 2003
14 6 (0.89%) Exchange Server 2007
15 4 (0.59%) WebLogic
16 3 (0.44%) Elasticsearch
16 3 (0.44%) JBoss
Applications
1 156 (23.08%) MS Excel
2 72 (10.65%) MS Office
3 17 (2.51%) MS Visio
4 8 (1.18%) MS Project
5 5 (0.74%) InfoPath
6 2 (0.30%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 21 (3.11%) Remedy ITSM
2 8 (1.18%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (0.89%) assyst
4 4 (0.59%) SimCorp Dimension
5 2 (0.30%) Eagle PACE
5 2 (0.30%) LatentZero
5 2 (0.30%) Markit EDM
5 2 (0.30%) OpenText MBPM
5 2 (0.30%) thinkFolio
6 1 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.15%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 111 (16.42%) Microsoft Azure
2 74 (10.95%) Office 365
3 41 (6.07%) IaaS
4 34 (5.03%) Amazon AWS
4 34 (5.03%) Azure Active Directory
5 29 (4.29%) PaaS
6 12 (1.78%) SaaS
7 2 (0.30%) OneDrive
8 1 (0.15%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.15%) Amazon ELB
8 1 (0.15%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.15%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.15%) CloudBees
8 1 (0.15%) Mimecast
8 1 (0.15%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 163 (24.11%) DNS
2 110 (16.27%) DHCP
3 71 (10.50%) SAN
4 66 (9.76%) Firewall
5 47 (6.95%) LAN
6 44 (6.51%) WAN
7 39 (5.77%) Skype
8 36 (5.33%) Network Security
9 34 (5.03%) VPN
10 33 (4.88%) iSCSI
11 25 (3.70%) NAS
12 24 (3.55%) NetScaler
13 22 (3.25%) Internet
13 22 (3.25%) Kerberos
13 22 (3.25%) VLAN
14 21 (3.11%) SNMP
15 17 (2.51%) TCP/IP
16 13 (1.92%) MPLS
17 12 (1.78%) LDAP
17 12 (1.78%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 127 (18.79%) SQL Server
2 34 (5.03%) Oracle Database
2 34 (5.03%) SQL Server 2008
3 27 (3.99%) Azure SQL Database
4 26 (3.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 23 (3.40%) Oracle Database 12c
6 22 (3.25%) SQL Server 2014
7 20 (2.96%) SQL Server 2012
8 18 (2.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 13 (1.92%) SQL Server 2005
10 12 (1.78%) Oracle Database 11g
10 12 (1.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 9 (1.33%) Relational Database
12 7 (1.04%) MySQL
13 6 (0.89%) Amazon RDS
14 4 (0.59%) DTS
14 4 (0.59%) VLDB
15 3 (0.44%) DB2
15 3 (0.44%) Oracle Exadata
16 2 (0.30%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 24 (3.55%) Team Foundation Server
2 21 (3.11%) Git (software)
3 14 (2.07%) Jenkins
4 12 (1.78%) JIRA
5 10 (1.48%) Ant
5 10 (1.48%) Hudson
5 10 (1.48%) Maven
5 10 (1.48%) Octopus Deploy
5 10 (1.48%) Subversion
6 8 (1.18%) FxCop
6 8 (1.18%) StyleCop
7 7 (1.04%) NUnit
7 7 (1.04%) Visual Studio
8 2 (0.30%) MSBuild
8 2 (0.30%) MSI
8 2 (0.30%) TeamCity
8 2 (0.30%) Vagrant
9 1 (0.15%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 88 (13.02%) Finance
2 27 (3.99%) Back Office
3 21 (3.11%) Banking
4 12 (1.78%) Legal
5 10 (1.48%) Financial Institution
6 8 (1.18%) Retail
7 7 (1.04%) Manufacturing
8 6 (0.89%) Telecoms
9 5 (0.74%) Advertising
9 5 (0.74%) Local Government
9 5 (0.74%) Spanish Language
10 4 (0.59%) Marketing
11 3 (0.44%) French Language
11 3 (0.44%) German Language
11 3 (0.44%) Multimedia
11 3 (0.44%) Portuguese Language
11 3 (0.44%) Publishing
12 2 (0.30%) Military
13 1 (0.15%) Electronics
13 1 (0.15%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 81 (11.98%) Administrator
2 72 (10.65%) Architect
3 71 (10.50%) Consultant
4 70 (10.36%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 58 (8.58%) Systems Administrator
6 51 (7.54%) Analyst
6 51 (7.54%) Windows Engineer
7 42 (6.21%) Systems Engineer
8 40 (5.92%) Server Engineer
9 37 (5.47%) Windows Administrator
10 31 (4.59%) Support Engineer
10 31 (4.59%) Windows Systems Administrator
11 29 (4.29%) VMware Engineer
12 26 (3.85%) DBA
13 25 (3.70%) 3rd Line Support
13 25 (3.70%) Wintel Engineer
14 24 (3.55%) 3rd Line Engineer
14 24 (3.55%) Active Directory Engineer
15 23 (3.40%) VMware Specialist
16 22 (3.25%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (6.21%) .NET
2 21 (3.11%) HTML
3 19 (2.81%) ASP.NET
4 13 (1.92%) Web Services
4 13 (1.92%) XML
5 9 (1.33%) WebSphere MQ
6 8 (1.18%) CSS
7 7 (1.04%) ASP.NET MVC
7 7 (1.04%) jQuery
8 6 (0.89%) ADO.NET
9 5 (0.74%) ELK Stack
10 4 (0.59%) Middleware
11 3 (0.44%) AppFabric
11 3 (0.44%) Regular Expression
12 2 (0.30%) .NET Framework
12 2 (0.30%) SAML
12 2 (0.30%) SAP PI
12 2 (0.30%) X-Windows
13 1 (0.15%) 802.1X
13 1 (0.15%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 61 (9.02%) Data Centre
2 33 (4.88%) Analytical Skills
3 27 (3.99%) Replication
4 22 (3.25%) Enterprise Software
5 21 (3.11%) Clustering
6 19 (2.81%) PKI
7 18 (2.66%) Computer Science
7 18 (2.66%) Management Information System
8 16 (2.37%) Hybrid Cloud
9 12 (1.78%) Client/Server
9 12 (1.78%) Hedge funds
9 12 (1.78%) VCE vBlock
10 9 (1.33%) Fat Client
10 9 (1.33%) Thin Client
11 8 (1.18%) Private Cloud
12 6 (0.89%) BYOD
12 6 (0.89%) CMDB
12 6 (0.89%) Enterprise Storage
12 6 (0.89%) Mathematics
12 6 (0.89%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 472 (69.82%) Windows
2 322 (47.63%) Windows Server
3 216 (31.95%) Windows Server 2012
4 202 (29.88%) Windows Server 2008
5 113 (16.72%) Linux
6 83 (12.28%) Windows Server 2003
7 50 (7.40%) Unix
8 40 (5.92%) Windows 7
9 38 (5.62%) Windows 10
10 28 (4.14%) Solaris
10 28 (4.14%) VMS
11 27 (3.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 20 (2.96%) Windows 8
13 12 (1.78%) AIX
14 10 (1.48%) CentOS
14 10 (1.48%) Ubuntu
15 8 (1.18%) Android
15 8 (1.18%) Mac OS
15 8 (1.18%) Windows Phone
16 6 (0.89%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 185 (27.37%) ITIL
2 102 (15.09%) Migration
3 59 (8.73%) Configuration Management
4 56 (8.28%) Virtual Environments
5 53 (7.84%) Service Management
6 50 (7.40%) Agile Software Development
7 47 (6.95%) Performance Tuning
8 44 (6.51%) Disaster Recovery
9 42 (6.21%) Software Engineering
10 39 (5.77%) DevOps
11 38 (5.62%) ITSM
11 38 (5.62%) Project Management
12 35 (5.18%) Capacity Planning
12 35 (5.18%) Test Automation
13 32 (4.73%) Software Deployment
14 28 (4.14%) Data Migration
15 26 (3.85%) Patch Management
15 26 (3.85%) Stakeholder Management
16 25 (3.70%) Server Virtualisation
17 23 (3.40%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 266 (39.35%) PowerShell
2 186 (27.51%) SQL
3 39 (5.77%) VBScript
4 27 (3.99%) T-SQL
5 26 (3.85%) Java
6 19 (2.81%) C#
7 17 (2.51%) Perl
8 16 (2.37%) PHP
8 16 (2.37%) Python
9 13 (1.92%) Ruby
10 12 (1.78%) VB
11 11 (1.63%) Bash Shell
12 10 (1.48%) JavaScript
13 9 (1.33%) C++
14 7 (1.04%) C
15 5 (0.74%) Korn
15 5 (0.74%) Shell Script
16 3 (0.44%) Bourne shell
17 2 (0.30%) PL/SQL
18 1 (0.15%) VBA
Qualifications
1 147 (21.75%) Security Cleared
2 114 (16.86%) SC Cleared
3 94 (13.91%) Microsoft Certification
4 67 (9.91%) MCSE
5 46 (6.80%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 29 (4.29%) ITIL Certification
7 25 (3.70%) MCP
8 20 (2.96%) Cisco Certification
9 19 (2.81%) Degree
10 18 (2.66%) MCITP
11 17 (2.51%) DV Cleared
12 14 (2.07%) MCSA
13 12 (1.78%) CCNA
14 8 (1.18%) MCTS
14 8 (1.18%) MOS
15 5 (0.74%) BPSS Clearance
15 5 (0.74%) Citrix Certification
16 4 (0.59%) CCA
16 4 (0.59%) LPIC
16 4 (0.59%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (3.70%) SLA
2 14 (2.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (0.74%) Disclosure Scotland
3 5 (0.74%) JSP 440
4 4 (0.59%) QA
4 4 (0.59%) WCAG
5 3 (0.44%) COBIT
6 1 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 416 (61.54%) Active Directory
2 211 (31.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 104 (15.38%) Hyper-V
4 70 (10.36%) XenApp
5 58 (8.58%) vSphere
6 46 (6.80%) VMware ESX
7 40 (5.92%) Virtual Machines
8 34 (5.03%) XenDesktop
9 23 (3.40%) NFS
10 20 (2.96%) VMware ESXi
11 19 (2.81%) Docker
12 18 (2.66%) Microsoft App-V
13 13 (1.92%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 13 (1.92%) VMware Server
14 12 (1.78%) Firmware
15 11 (1.63%) DFS Replication
16 9 (1.33%) UAG
16 9 (1.33%) Veritas Volume Manager
17 8 (1.18%) Veritas Cluster Server
17 8 (1.18%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 381 (56.36%) SCCM
2 56 (8.28%) Puppet
3 50 (7.40%) WSUS
4 44 (6.51%) SCVMM
5 36 (5.33%) SCOrch
6 35 (5.18%) Nagios
7 34 (5.03%) Opscode Chef
7 34 (5.03%) Tivoli
8 27 (3.99%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 27 (3.99%) NetBackup
9 26 (3.85%) Backup Exec
10 25 (3.70%) SCSM
11 20 (2.96%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 20 (2.96%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
12 16 (2.37%) SCDPM
13 15 (2.22%) Ansible
14 12 (1.78%) HP SIM
14 12 (1.78%) Microsoft Clustering
14 12 (1.78%) Norton AntiVirus
15 9 (1.33%) IBM BigFix
Vendors
1 416 (61.54%) Microsoft
2 325 (48.08%) VMware
3 133 (19.67%) Citrix
4 107 (15.83%) HP
5 73 (10.80%) NetApp
6 64 (9.47%) Cisco
7 60 (8.88%) IBM
8 50 (7.40%) Oracle
9 41 (6.07%) Symantec
10 36 (5.33%) EMC
11 35 (5.18%) Dell
12 34 (5.03%) Red Hat
13 23 (3.40%) CA
14 22 (3.25%) Remedy
15 19 (2.81%) SolarWinds
16 16 (2.37%) Splunk
17 15 (2.22%) BMC
17 15 (2.22%) Intel Security
17 15 (2.22%) Serena
18 14 (2.07%) Veritas
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