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 16 January 2017 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
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM)
UK / England
Rank 423 382 305
Rank change year-on-year
-41 -77
Contract jobs citing SCOM 152 214 327
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.37% 0.47% 0.71%
As % of the Systems Management category 3.47% 5.35% 7.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 129 199
Median daily rate £450 £400 £392
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +2.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £290 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £463 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 17
Median hourly rate £55.65 £26.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+114.03% -5.45%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.65 £37.09 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+50.04% +34.87%

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
4380 4001 4185
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 10.56% 8.76% 9.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 2911 2497 2540
Median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £290 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £580 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 103 141 134
Median hourly rate £30.00 £22.50 £19.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% +16.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £52.50 £38.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.25 £21.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-3.57% -

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 16 January 2017.

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
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 16 January 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
London -26 83 £450 +12.50% 15
South East -10 26 £463 +15.12% 8
North West +28 13 £400 +14.28% 4
West Midlands -11 11 £450 +9.09% 6
Yorkshire +14 8 £320 -2.29% 11
East of England -8 6 £300 -14.28% 1
East Midlands +7 2 £300 +2.56%
North East - 2 - -
South West +10 1 £425 -2.85% 1
SCOM
UK

SCOM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 16 January 2017, 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.

1 251 (63.22%) Windows
2 213 (53.65%) Active Directory
3 199 (50.13%) Microsoft
4 190 (47.86%) SCCM
5 151 (38.04%) Windows Server
6 138 (34.76%) PowerShell
7 134 (33.75%) Microsoft Azure
8 131 (33.00%) SQL
9 130 (32.75%) VMware
10 109 (27.46%) Windows Server 2008
11 106 (26.70%) SQL Server
12 103 (25.94%) DNS
12 103 (25.94%) Windows Server 2012
13 92 (23.17%) DHCP
14 86 (21.66%) VMware Infrastructure
15 84 (21.16%) Hyper-V
16 83 (20.91%) Office 365
17 80 (20.15%) ITIL
18 66 (16.62%) Security Cleared
19 65 (16.37%) Migration
20 59 (14.86%) Linux
21 55 (13.85%) Finance
22 52 (13.10%) SC Cleared
23 51 (12.85%) MS Excel
24 50 (12.59%) Windows Server 2003
25 48 (12.09%) Citrix
26 47 (11.84%) PKI
27 44 (11.08%) Skype for Business
28 43 (10.83%) HP
29 40 (10.08%) Microsoft Certification

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 44 (11.08%) Skype for Business
2 39 (9.82%) MS Exchange
3 33 (8.31%) IIS
4 32 (8.06%) SharePoint
5 21 (5.29%) Exchange Server 2010
6 18 (4.53%) Exchange Server 2013
7 7 (1.76%) Elasticsearch
8 6 (1.51%) SharePoint 2010
8 6 (1.51%) WebSphere
9 5 (1.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 5 (1.26%) Exchange Server 2003
10 4 (1.01%) BizTalk Server
10 4 (1.01%) Confluence
11 3 (0.76%) Apache
11 3 (0.76%) Tomcat
12 2 (0.50%) Apache Pig
12 2 (0.50%) Apache Spark
12 2 (0.50%) Exchange Server 5.5
12 2 (0.50%) IBM Domino
12 2 (0.50%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 51 (12.85%) MS Excel
2 17 (4.28%) MS Office
3 6 (1.51%) MS PowerPoint
3 6 (1.51%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.50%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (1.26%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.50%) OpenText MBPM
3 1 (0.25%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.25%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 134 (33.75%) Microsoft Azure
2 83 (20.91%) Office 365
3 37 (9.32%) Amazon AWS
3 37 (9.32%) IaaS
4 25 (6.30%) Azure Active Directory
5 17 (4.28%) PaaS
6 8 (2.02%) OneDrive
7 7 (1.76%) Akamai
8 6 (1.51%) Cloud Computing
8 6 (1.51%) GitHub
8 6 (1.51%) Yammer
9 2 (0.50%) OpenShift
10 1 (0.25%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (0.25%) Mimecast
10 1 (0.25%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 103 (25.94%) DNS
2 92 (23.17%) DHCP
3 39 (9.82%) SAN
4 34 (8.56%) VPN
5 29 (7.30%) Firewall
6 26 (6.55%) Skype
7 23 (5.79%) Kerberos
8 21 (5.29%) LDAP
9 15 (3.78%) Network Security
10 14 (3.53%) WAN
11 13 (3.27%) LAN
12 12 (3.02%) Unified Communications
12 12 (3.02%) VoIP
13 11 (2.77%) iSCSI
14 9 (2.27%) FTP
15 8 (2.02%) PBX
15 8 (2.02%) SNMP
16 6 (1.51%) NAS
16 6 (1.51%) NetScaler
16 6 (1.51%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 106 (26.70%) SQL Server
2 18 (4.53%) Oracle Database
2 18 (4.53%) SQL Server 2008
3 12 (3.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 10 (2.52%) Power BI
4 10 (2.52%) SQL Server 2012
4 10 (2.52%) SQL Server 2014
4 10 (2.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 8 (2.02%) MySQL
6 7 (1.76%) RDBMS
6 7 (1.76%) Relational Database
7 6 (1.51%) PostgreSQL
7 6 (1.51%) SQL Server 2005
7 6 (1.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 6 (1.51%) Sybase ASE
7 6 (1.51%) Sybase IQ
8 5 (1.26%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 5 (1.26%) Oracle Database 10g
8 5 (1.26%) Oracle Database 11g
8 5 (1.26%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 14 (3.53%) Jenkins
2 10 (2.52%) Team Foundation Server
3 9 (2.27%) Octopus Deploy
4 8 (2.02%) TeamCity
4 8 (2.02%) Vagrant
5 6 (1.51%) Git (software)
6 4 (1.01%) JIRA
6 4 (1.01%) NUnit
6 4 (1.01%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.25%) AdminStudio
7 1 (0.25%) FxCop
7 1 (0.25%) InstallShield
7 1 (0.25%) StyleCop
General
1 55 (13.85%) Finance
2 15 (3.78%) Back Office
3 12 (3.02%) Financial Institution
4 11 (2.77%) Banking
5 3 (0.76%) Advertising
5 3 (0.76%) Legal
5 3 (0.76%) Publishing
6 2 (0.50%) Investment Banking
6 2 (0.50%) Multimedia
6 2 (0.50%) Retail
6 2 (0.50%) Spanish Language
6 2 (0.50%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.25%) German Language
7 1 (0.25%) Law
Job Titles
1 58 (14.61%) Consultant
2 39 (9.82%) Architect
2 39 (9.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 30 (7.56%) Windows Engineer
4 28 (7.05%) Administrator
5 27 (6.80%) Analyst
6 24 (6.05%) DBA
7 20 (5.04%) Azure Consultant
8 18 (4.53%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 18 (4.53%) SQL DBA
9 17 (4.28%) Technical Architect
10 16 (4.03%) Systems Administrator
11 14 (3.53%) Developer
11 14 (3.53%) SQL Server DBA
12 13 (3.27%) 3rd Line Support
12 13 (3.27%) Office 365 Architect
13 12 (3.02%) Azure Engineer
13 12 (3.02%) Infrastructure Architect
13 12 (3.02%) Systems Engineer
13 12 (3.02%) Windows Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (5.79%) Web Services
2 21 (5.29%) HTML
3 17 (4.28%) .NET
4 16 (4.03%) XML
5 9 (2.27%) ASP.NET
6 6 (1.51%) Regular Expression
6 6 (1.51%) WebSphere MQ
7 4 (1.01%) ASP.NET MVC
7 4 (1.01%) CSS
7 4 (1.01%) jQuery
7 4 (1.01%) Middleware
8 2 (0.50%) ELK Stack
8 2 (0.50%) SAML
8 2 (0.50%) SAP PI
9 1 (0.25%) FIX Protocol
9 1 (0.25%) Rendezvous
9 1 (0.25%) REST
9 1 (0.25%) Software Packaging
9 1 (0.25%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 47 (11.84%) PKI
2 32 (8.06%) Data Centre
3 22 (5.54%) Analytical Skills
4 19 (4.79%) Clustering
4 19 (4.79%) Replication
5 14 (3.53%) BYOD
5 14 (3.53%) Computer Science
6 12 (3.02%) VCE vBlock
7 11 (2.77%) Management Information System
8 8 (2.02%) EMC VNX
8 8 (2.02%) Hedge funds
9 5 (1.26%) Hybrid Cloud
9 5 (1.26%) Oracle Licensing
9 5 (1.26%) Private Cloud
10 4 (1.01%) EMC VMAX
10 4 (1.01%) Fat Client
10 4 (1.01%) Mathematics
10 4 (1.01%) Thin Client
11 3 (0.76%) HP StoreVirtual
12 2 (0.50%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 251 (63.22%) Windows
2 151 (38.04%) Windows Server
3 109 (27.46%) Windows Server 2008
4 103 (25.94%) Windows Server 2012
5 59 (14.86%) Linux
6 50 (12.59%) Windows Server 2003
7 32 (8.06%) Windows 10
8 25 (6.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 16 (4.03%) Solaris
9 16 (4.03%) Unix
9 16 (4.03%) Windows 7
10 10 (2.52%) Android
10 10 (2.52%) Mac OS X
11 9 (2.27%) AIX
12 6 (1.51%) Apple iOS
12 6 (1.51%) HPUX
12 6 (1.51%) Windows XP
13 4 (1.01%) CentOS
14 3 (0.76%) Windows 8
15 2 (0.50%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (20.15%) ITIL
2 65 (16.37%) Migration
3 31 (7.81%) DevOps
4 29 (7.30%) Agile Software Development
5 27 (6.80%) Performance Tuning
6 24 (6.05%) Disaster Recovery
7 23 (5.79%) Problem Management
8 19 (4.79%) Capacity Planning
8 19 (4.79%) Continuous Improvement
9 18 (4.53%) Patch Management
10 17 (4.28%) Capacity Management
11 16 (4.03%) Mobile Device Management
11 16 (4.03%) Performance Monitoring
12 15 (3.78%) Email Filtering
12 15 (3.78%) Kalman Filter
13 14 (3.53%) Change Control
14 13 (3.27%) Performance Management
14 13 (3.27%) Service Delivery
14 13 (3.27%) Service Management
14 13 (3.27%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 138 (34.76%) PowerShell
2 131 (33.00%) SQL
3 31 (7.81%) Java
4 29 (7.30%) T-SQL
5 21 (5.29%) C
6 20 (5.04%) C#
7 16 (4.03%) Perl
8 15 (3.78%) VBScript
9 14 (3.53%) JavaScript
10 12 (3.02%) Ruby
11 11 (2.77%) PL/SQL
12 10 (2.52%) Python
13 9 (2.27%) Korn
14 6 (1.51%) Bourne shell
14 6 (1.51%) Shell Script
14 6 (1.51%) VB
15 5 (1.26%) C++
16 3 (0.76%) Bash Shell
16 3 (0.76%) PHP
17 2 (0.50%) VB6
Qualifications
1 66 (16.62%) Security Cleared
2 52 (13.10%) SC Cleared
3 40 (10.08%) Microsoft Certification
4 34 (8.56%) MCSE
5 18 (4.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 17 (4.28%) DV Cleared
7 16 (4.03%) Cisco Certification
8 12 (3.02%) Degree
9 11 (2.77%) MCITP
10 9 (2.27%) ITIL Certification
11 8 (2.02%) MCSA
12 7 (1.76%) MCP
13 6 (1.51%) AWS Certification
13 6 (1.51%) CCNA
14 3 (0.76%) ISEB
15 2 (0.50%) CBAP
15 2 (0.50%) IIBA
16 1 (0.25%) MCDST
16 1 (0.25%) PMI Certification
16 1 (0.25%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (5.54%) SLA
2 4 (1.01%) Disclosure Scotland
2 4 (1.01%) WCAG
3 1 (0.25%) GCP
3 1 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.25%) QA
System Software
1 213 (53.65%) Active Directory
2 86 (21.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 84 (21.16%) Hyper-V
4 29 (7.30%) XenApp
5 23 (5.79%) vSphere
6 21 (5.29%) VMware ESX
7 17 (4.28%) Microsoft App-V
8 15 (3.78%) Virtual Desktop
9 13 (3.27%) Docker
9 13 (3.27%) Virtual Machines
10 10 (2.52%) XenDesktop
11 8 (2.02%) Virtual Servers
11 8 (2.02%) VMware ESXi
12 7 (1.76%) BitLocker
13 6 (1.51%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 6 (1.51%) vCloud
13 6 (1.51%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 4 (1.01%) Veritas Volume Manager
15 3 (0.76%) Oracle RAC
15 3 (0.76%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 190 (47.86%) SCCM
2 31 (7.81%) Nagios
2 31 (7.81%) Puppet
2 31 (7.81%) WSUS
3 30 (7.56%) SCVMM
4 27 (6.80%) Microsoft Intune
5 24 (6.05%) Opscode Chef
6 21 (5.29%) NetBackup
7 19 (4.79%) SCOrch
8 18 (4.53%) Microsoft Clustering
9 15 (3.78%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 15 (3.78%) Tivoli
10 11 (2.77%) vRealize
11 10 (2.52%) SCSM
12 8 (2.02%) HP SiteScope
12 8 (2.02%) ITRS Geneos
13 7 (1.76%) Backup Exec
13 7 (1.76%) Control-M
13 7 (1.76%) McAfee ePO
13 7 (1.76%) Netcool
Vendors
1 199 (50.13%) Microsoft
2 130 (32.75%) VMware
3 48 (12.09%) Citrix
4 43 (10.83%) HP
5 39 (9.82%) Cisco
5 39 (9.82%) Oracle
6 27 (6.80%) Red Hat
7 26 (6.55%) EMC
8 22 (5.54%) IBM
9 19 (4.79%) NetApp
9 19 (4.79%) SolarWinds
9 19 (4.79%) Symantec
10 16 (4.03%) Dell
11 14 (3.53%) Intel Security
12 12 (3.02%) Veeam
13 11 (2.77%) CA
13 11 (2.77%) Splunk
14 9 (2.27%) SAP
15 8 (2.02%) Veritas
16 7 (1.76%) Sun
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