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 7 December 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
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM)
Rank 407 416 299
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -117
Contract jobs citing SCOM 193 206 378
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.42% 0.41% 0.73%
As % of the Systems Management category 3.84% 4.92% 8.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 133 123 219
Median daily rate £425 £391 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.62% +2.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £514 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 12 18
Median hourly rate £55.65 £28.45 £27.67
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+95.60% +2.83%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.65 £34.00 £27.83
% change year-on-year
+63.70% +22.15%
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
5025 4189 4677
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 10.90% 8.25% 9.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 3244 2605 2917
Median daily rate £475 £450 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £288 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 121 159 162
Median hourly rate £18.25 £18.00 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.38% -23.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £40.20 £41.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £23.88
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -26.70%

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 7 December 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 7 December 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 7 December 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 -6 80 £450 +14.64% 16
South East +5 46 £350 -12.50% 5
North West +24 25 £375 - 4
Yorkshire +19 15 £365 +8.55% 6
West Midlands -12 11 £450 +38.46% 1
North East - 10 £275 -
South West +8 2 £375 -14.28% 8
East of England -2 2 - - 3
East Midlands -2 2 £300 +4.34% 3
SCOM
UK

SCOM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 7 December 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.

1 331 (65.42%) Windows
2 290 (57.31%) Active Directory
3 284 (56.13%) Microsoft
4 264 (52.17%) SCCM
5 206 (40.71%) VMware
5 206 (40.71%) Windows Server
6 178 (35.18%) PowerShell
7 163 (32.21%) Windows Server 2008
8 154 (30.43%) SQL
9 147 (29.05%) Windows Server 2012
10 140 (27.67%) ITIL
11 132 (26.09%) VMware Infrastructure
12 128 (25.30%) Microsoft Azure
12 128 (25.30%) SQL Server
13 118 (23.32%) DNS
14 102 (20.16%) DHCP
15 93 (18.38%) Hyper-V
16 90 (17.79%) Office 365
17 87 (17.19%) Migration
18 85 (16.80%) Security Cleared
19 83 (16.40%) Linux
19 83 (16.40%) MS Excel
20 78 (15.42%) Finance
21 73 (14.43%) Citrix
22 72 (14.23%) Windows Server 2003
23 65 (12.85%) Microsoft Certification
24 64 (12.65%) SC Cleared
25 62 (12.25%) MS Exchange
26 60 (11.86%) HP
27 57 (11.26%) 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 62 (12.25%) MS Exchange
2 57 (11.26%) Skype for Business
3 55 (10.87%) IIS
4 53 (10.47%) SharePoint
5 37 (7.31%) Exchange Server 2010
6 31 (6.13%) Exchange Server 2013
7 13 (2.57%) Apache
7 13 (2.57%) Tomcat
8 12 (2.37%) SharePoint 2010
9 10 (1.98%) SharePoint 2013
10 9 (1.78%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 9 (1.78%) WebSphere
11 7 (1.38%) Elasticsearch
12 5 (0.99%) NServiceBus
13 4 (0.79%) BizTalk Server
13 4 (0.79%) Confluence
13 4 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2003
14 3 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2007
14 3 (0.59%) OpenStack
15 2 (0.40%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 83 (16.40%) MS Excel
2 32 (6.32%) MS Office
3 12 (2.37%) MS Visio
4 6 (1.19%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (0.99%) InfoPath
6 2 (0.40%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.20%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 13 (2.57%) Remedy ITSM
2 5 (0.99%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.40%) assyst
3 2 (0.40%) Eagle PACE
3 2 (0.40%) LatentZero
3 2 (0.40%) Markit EDM
3 2 (0.40%) OpenText MBPM
3 2 (0.40%) thinkFolio
4 1 (0.20%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 128 (25.30%) Microsoft Azure
2 90 (17.79%) Office 365
3 36 (7.11%) IaaS
4 35 (6.92%) Amazon AWS
5 27 (5.34%) Azure Active Directory
6 21 (4.15%) PaaS
7 9 (1.78%) OneDrive
8 7 (1.38%) Cloud Computing
8 7 (1.38%) Yammer
9 4 (0.79%) SaaS
10 3 (0.59%) GitHub
11 1 (0.20%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 118 (23.32%) DNS
2 102 (20.16%) DHCP
3 54 (10.67%) SAN
4 48 (9.49%) Firewall
5 37 (7.31%) VPN
6 32 (6.32%) Kerberos
7 29 (5.73%) LAN
7 29 (5.73%) WAN
8 25 (4.94%) Skype
9 23 (4.55%) Network Security
10 22 (4.35%) LDAP
11 17 (3.36%) iSCSI
12 16 (3.16%) Unified Communications
12 16 (3.16%) VoIP
13 14 (2.77%) Internet
13 14 (2.77%) NetScaler
14 13 (2.57%) NAS
14 13 (2.57%) SNMP
14 13 (2.57%) VLAN
15 12 (2.37%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 128 (25.30%) SQL Server
2 31 (6.13%) SQL Server 2008
3 22 (4.35%) Oracle Database
4 19 (3.75%) SQL Server 2012
4 19 (3.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 16 (3.16%) SQL Server 2005
5 16 (3.16%) SQL Server 2014
6 13 (2.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 8 (1.58%) Power BI
8 7 (1.38%) MySQL
8 7 (1.38%) Oracle Database 11g
8 7 (1.38%) Oracle Database 12c
9 6 (1.19%) Azure SQL Database
9 6 (1.19%) RDBMS
9 6 (1.19%) Relational Database
9 6 (1.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 5 (0.99%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 5 (0.99%) Oracle Database 10g
10 5 (0.99%) SQL Server 2000
10 5 (0.99%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 18 (3.56%) Team Foundation Server
2 13 (2.57%) Octopus Deploy
3 11 (2.17%) Jenkins
4 9 (1.78%) Git (software)
5 8 (1.58%) TeamCity
5 8 (1.58%) Vagrant
6 5 (0.99%) FxCop
6 5 (0.99%) NUnit
6 5 (0.99%) StyleCop
7 4 (0.79%) JIRA
8 3 (0.59%) Visual Studio
9 2 (0.40%) MSBuild
10 1 (0.20%) AdminStudio
10 1 (0.20%) InstallShield
General
1 78 (15.42%) Finance
2 25 (4.94%) Back Office
3 17 (3.36%) Banking
4 11 (2.17%) Financial Institution
5 7 (1.38%) Legal
6 5 (0.99%) Advertising
7 4 (0.79%) Telecoms
8 3 (0.59%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.59%) Multimedia
8 3 (0.59%) Retail
9 2 (0.40%) Law
9 2 (0.40%) Local Government
9 2 (0.40%) Military
9 2 (0.40%) Publishing
9 2 (0.40%) Spanish Language
10 1 (0.20%) Electronics
10 1 (0.20%) German Language
10 1 (0.20%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 74 (14.62%) Consultant
2 63 (12.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 51 (10.08%) Administrator
4 48 (9.49%) Architect
5 39 (7.71%) Analyst
5 39 (7.71%) Windows Engineer
6 37 (7.31%) Systems Administrator
7 27 (5.34%) DBA
8 24 (4.74%) Azure Consultant
9 23 (4.55%) 3rd Line Support
10 22 (4.35%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 22 (4.35%) SQL DBA
11 19 (3.75%) Support Engineer
12 17 (3.36%) Developer
12 17 (3.36%) Windows Administrator
13 16 (3.16%) Technical Architect
13 16 (3.16%) Windows Systems Administrator
13 16 (3.16%) Wintel Engineer
14 15 (2.96%) SQL Server DBA
14 15 (2.96%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (5.93%) .NET
2 28 (5.53%) Web Services
3 24 (4.74%) HTML
4 16 (3.16%) ASP.NET
5 15 (2.96%) XML
6 9 (1.78%) WebSphere MQ
7 7 (1.38%) Regular Expression
8 5 (0.99%) ASP.NET MVC
8 5 (0.99%) CSS
8 5 (0.99%) jQuery
9 2 (0.40%) .NET Framework
9 2 (0.40%) ELK Stack
9 2 (0.40%) Middleware
9 2 (0.40%) SAML
9 2 (0.40%) SAP PI
10 1 (0.20%) 802.1X
10 1 (0.20%) Rendezvous
10 1 (0.20%) REST
10 1 (0.20%) WAP
10 1 (0.20%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 39 (7.71%) Data Centre
1 39 (7.71%) PKI
2 31 (6.13%) Analytical Skills
3 26 (5.14%) Replication
4 22 (4.35%) Clustering
5 16 (3.16%) Management Information System
6 15 (2.96%) Computer Science
7 14 (2.77%) BYOD
8 12 (2.37%) VCE vBlock
9 9 (1.78%) Enterprise Software
9 9 (1.78%) Private Cloud
10 8 (1.58%) EMC VNX
10 8 (1.58%) Hedge funds
11 6 (1.19%) Client/Server
11 6 (1.19%) Enterprise Storage
12 5 (0.99%) Fat Client
12 5 (0.99%) Mathematics
12 5 (0.99%) Oracle Licensing
12 5 (0.99%) Thin Client
13 4 (0.79%) EMC VMAX
Operating Systems
1 331 (65.42%) Windows
2 206 (40.71%) Windows Server
3 163 (32.21%) Windows Server 2008
4 147 (29.05%) Windows Server 2012
5 83 (16.40%) Linux
6 72 (14.23%) Windows Server 2003
7 34 (6.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 31 (6.13%) Windows 10
8 31 (6.13%) Windows 7
9 22 (4.35%) Solaris
9 22 (4.35%) Unix
10 14 (2.77%) Android
11 12 (2.37%) AIX
12 10 (1.98%) Apple iOS
12 10 (1.98%) Mac OS X
13 9 (1.78%) Windows 8
14 7 (1.38%) HPUX
14 7 (1.38%) VMS
14 7 (1.38%) Windows XP
15 4 (0.79%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 140 (27.67%) ITIL
2 87 (17.19%) Migration
3 37 (7.31%) Performance Tuning
4 28 (5.53%) Capacity Planning
5 26 (5.14%) Disaster Recovery
5 26 (5.14%) Problem Management
6 25 (4.94%) Agile Software Development
6 25 (4.94%) Patch Management
7 24 (4.74%) Configuration Management
8 23 (4.55%) Change Control
8 23 (4.55%) DevOps
8 23 (4.55%) Service Management
9 22 (4.35%) Virtual Environments
10 19 (3.75%) Service Delivery
11 18 (3.56%) Capacity Management
11 18 (3.56%) Change Management
11 18 (3.56%) Continuous Improvement
12 17 (3.36%) Infrastructure Management
12 17 (3.36%) Mobile Device Management
12 17 (3.36%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 178 (35.18%) PowerShell
2 154 (30.43%) SQL
3 34 (6.72%) Java
4 33 (6.52%) T-SQL
5 29 (5.73%) VBScript
6 26 (5.14%) C#
7 21 (4.15%) Perl
8 16 (3.16%) C
9 14 (2.77%) JavaScript
10 10 (1.98%) Korn
11 9 (1.78%) C++
11 9 (1.78%) PHP
11 9 (1.78%) PL/SQL
11 9 (1.78%) Python
12 8 (1.58%) Bash Shell
13 7 (1.38%) Bourne shell
14 6 (1.19%) Ruby
15 4 (0.79%) Shell Script
16 3 (0.59%) VB
17 1 (0.20%) VB6
Qualifications
1 85 (16.80%) Security Cleared
2 65 (12.85%) Microsoft Certification
3 64 (12.65%) SC Cleared
4 43 (8.50%) MCSE
5 32 (6.32%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 27 (5.34%) ITIL Certification
7 23 (4.55%) Cisco Certification
7 23 (4.55%) MCP
8 22 (4.35%) DV Cleared
9 17 (3.36%) MCITP
10 13 (2.57%) CCNA
10 13 (2.57%) Degree
11 10 (1.98%) MCSA
12 6 (1.19%) AWS Certification
13 4 (0.79%) BPSS Clearance
14 3 (0.59%) ISEB
14 3 (0.59%) MCDST
14 3 (0.59%) MOS
15 2 (0.40%) CCDA
15 2 (0.40%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (6.13%) SLA
2 9 (1.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (0.79%) Disclosure Scotland
3 4 (0.79%) WCAG
4 3 (0.59%) QA
5 1 (0.20%) GCP
5 1 (0.20%) JSP 440
System Software
1 290 (57.31%) Active Directory
2 132 (26.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 93 (18.38%) Hyper-V
4 45 (8.89%) XenApp
5 36 (7.11%) VMware ESX
6 30 (5.93%) vSphere
7 20 (3.95%) XenDesktop
8 19 (3.75%) Microsoft App-V
9 17 (3.36%) Virtual Machines
10 15 (2.96%) Virtual Desktop
11 12 (2.37%) Docker
11 12 (2.37%) VMware Server
12 10 (1.98%) DFS Replication
13 9 (1.78%) Virtual Servers
14 7 (1.38%) BitLocker
14 7 (1.38%) NFS
14 7 (1.38%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 7 (1.38%) VMware ESXi
15 6 (1.19%) Firmware
15 6 (1.19%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 264 (52.17%) SCCM
2 46 (9.09%) WSUS
3 42 (8.30%) SCVMM
4 39 (7.71%) Puppet
5 38 (7.51%) Nagios
6 33 (6.52%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 29 (5.73%) NetBackup
8 26 (5.14%) Microsoft Intune
9 21 (4.15%) Opscode Chef
9 21 (4.15%) SCOrch
10 18 (3.56%) Tivoli
11 17 (3.36%) Microsoft Clustering
12 13 (2.57%) SCSM
13 10 (1.98%) Netcool
14 9 (1.78%) Norton AntiVirus
14 9 (1.78%) vRealize
15 8 (1.58%) Backup Exec
15 8 (1.58%) Control-M
15 8 (1.58%) HP SiteScope
15 8 (1.58%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 284 (56.13%) Microsoft
2 206 (40.71%) VMware
3 73 (14.43%) Citrix
4 60 (11.86%) HP
5 52 (10.28%) Cisco
6 40 (7.91%) Oracle
7 36 (7.11%) NetApp
7 36 (7.11%) Red Hat
8 35 (6.92%) EMC
9 30 (5.93%) IBM
10 25 (4.94%) SolarWinds
11 24 (4.74%) Symantec
12 20 (3.95%) Dell
13 15 (2.96%) CA
13 15 (2.96%) Veeam
14 14 (2.77%) Intel Security
14 14 (2.77%) Remedy
15 12 (2.37%) SAP
16 11 (2.17%) Splunk
17 10 (1.98%) Veritas
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