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 June 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 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM)
Rank 315 369 372
Rank change year-on-year
+54 +3
Contract jobs citing SCOM 337 264 232
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.68% 0.53% 0.48%
As % of the Systems Management category 6.08% 6.14% 5.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 235 165 123
Median daily rate £400 £350 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £234 £266
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £474
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £333
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +5.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 9 6
Median hourly rate £35.50 £27.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.09% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £20.15 £21.73
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.28 £30.00 £38.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £25.09 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+43.46% +0.37%
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
5543 4297 3892
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 11.22% 8.58% 8.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 3647 2684 2264
Median daily rate £450 £413 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% +6.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £340
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +13.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 118 145 117
Median hourly rate £28.00 £21.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% +16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.45 £13.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.40 £39.70 £34.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £21.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+66.66% +10.52%

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 June 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 June 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 June 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 +50 139 £400 +14.28% 14
South East -19 76 £425 +13.33% 8
West Midlands -16 24 £375 -6.25% 7
Yorkshire +19 23 £281 -23.20% 6
North West -5 23 £418 +28.46% 10
South West 0 19 £363 -3.33% 6
East of England +4 18 £425 +17.24% 3
North East -51 10 £310 +18.09% 1
East Midlands -1 4 £325 +6.55% 1
SCOM
UK

SCOM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 June 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.

1 441 (72.53%) Windows
2 382 (62.83%) Microsoft
3 372 (61.18%) Active Directory
4 343 (56.41%) SCCM
5 298 (49.01%) Windows Server
6 280 (46.05%) VMware
7 242 (39.80%) PowerShell
8 191 (31.41%) Windows Server 2012
9 190 (31.25%) SQL
10 189 (31.09%) VMware Infrastructure
11 182 (29.93%) Windows Server 2008
12 143 (23.52%) DNS
13 140 (23.03%) ITIL
14 139 (22.86%) Security Cleared
15 136 (22.37%) MS Excel
16 135 (22.20%) Citrix
17 110 (18.09%) HP
18 107 (17.60%) SQL Server
19 105 (17.27%) SC Cleared
20 104 (17.11%) Linux
21 99 (16.28%) SharePoint
21 99 (16.28%) MS Exchange
22 98 (16.12%) Microsoft Azure
23 94 (15.46%) DHCP
24 92 (15.13%) Hyper-V
25 91 (14.97%) Migration
26 86 (14.14%) Finance
27 75 (12.34%) Microsoft Certification
27 75 (12.34%) XenApp
28 73 (12.01%) Windows Server 2003

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 99 (16.28%) MS Exchange
1 99 (16.28%) SharePoint
2 64 (10.53%) Skype for Business
3 50 (8.22%) IIS
4 38 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2010
5 31 (5.10%) Exchange Server 2013
6 28 (4.61%) SharePoint 2013
7 22 (3.62%) OpenStack
8 14 (2.30%) Apache
9 12 (1.97%) Tomcat
10 10 (1.64%) SharePoint 2010
10 10 (1.64%) WebLogic
11 9 (1.48%) Elasticsearch
11 9 (1.48%) NServiceBus
12 7 (1.15%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 6 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2003
14 5 (0.82%) BizTalk Server
14 5 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2007
14 5 (0.82%) WebSphere
15 3 (0.49%) JBoss
Applications
1 136 (22.37%) MS Excel
2 73 (12.01%) MS Office
3 13 (2.14%) MS Visio
4 7 (1.15%) MS Project
5 5 (0.82%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.16%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 11 (1.81%) Remedy ITSM
2 9 (1.48%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (0.99%) assyst
4 4 (0.66%) SimCorp Dimension
5 1 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.16%) Eagle PACE
5 1 (0.16%) LatentZero
5 1 (0.16%) Markit EDM
5 1 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.16%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 98 (16.12%) Microsoft Azure
2 61 (10.03%) Office 365
3 41 (6.74%) IaaS
4 36 (5.92%) Azure Active Directory
5 30 (4.93%) Amazon AWS
6 28 (4.61%) PaaS
7 9 (1.48%) SaaS
8 2 (0.33%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (0.33%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.16%) Amazon ELB
9 1 (0.16%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.16%) CloudBees
9 1 (0.16%) Mimecast
9 1 (0.16%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 143 (23.52%) DNS
2 94 (15.46%) DHCP
3 70 (11.51%) SAN
4 55 (9.05%) Firewall
5 40 (6.58%) LAN
6 37 (6.09%) WAN
7 34 (5.59%) Skype
8 32 (5.26%) Network Security
9 29 (4.77%) iSCSI
9 29 (4.77%) VPN
10 28 (4.61%) NetScaler
11 23 (3.78%) SNMP
11 23 (3.78%) VLAN
12 21 (3.45%) NAS
13 17 (2.80%) TCP/IP
14 13 (2.14%) Kerberos
15 12 (1.97%) Internet
15 12 (1.97%) MPLS
15 12 (1.97%) Remote Desktop
16 10 (1.64%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 107 (17.60%) SQL Server
2 39 (6.41%) Azure SQL Database
3 31 (5.10%) Oracle Database
4 27 (4.44%) SQL Server 2008
5 24 (3.95%) Oracle Database 12c
6 22 (3.62%) SQL Server 2014
7 20 (3.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 16 (2.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 15 (2.47%) Oracle Database 11g
9 15 (2.47%) SQL Server 2012
10 14 (2.30%) SQL Server 2005
11 12 (1.97%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 10 (1.64%) Relational Database
13 8 (1.32%) MySQL
14 6 (0.99%) Amazon RDS
15 4 (0.66%) DTS
15 4 (0.66%) VLDB
16 3 (0.49%) Crystal Reports
16 3 (0.49%) DB2
16 3 (0.49%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 32 (5.26%) Git (software)
2 25 (4.11%) Team Foundation Server
3 22 (3.62%) JIRA
4 19 (3.13%) Jenkins
5 17 (2.80%) Ant
5 17 (2.80%) Hudson
5 17 (2.80%) Maven
5 17 (2.80%) Subversion
6 10 (1.64%) Visual Studio
7 9 (1.48%) FxCop
7 9 (1.48%) Octopus Deploy
7 9 (1.48%) StyleCop
8 7 (1.15%) NUnit
9 3 (0.49%) MSI
10 1 (0.16%) AdminStudio
10 1 (0.16%) InstallShield
10 1 (0.16%) MSBuild
10 1 (0.16%) Sonatype Nexus
10 1 (0.16%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 86 (14.14%) Finance
2 31 (5.10%) Banking
3 21 (3.45%) Back Office
4 9 (1.48%) Financial Institution
5 8 (1.32%) Legal
6 6 (0.99%) Advertising
6 6 (0.99%) Retail
7 5 (0.82%) Local Government
7 5 (0.82%) Manufacturing
7 5 (0.82%) Telecoms
8 4 (0.66%) Marketing
8 4 (0.66%) Spanish Language
9 3 (0.49%) French Language
9 3 (0.49%) German Language
9 3 (0.49%) Portuguese Language
10 2 (0.33%) Investment Banking
10 2 (0.33%) Military
10 2 (0.33%) Publishing
11 1 (0.16%) Electronics
11 1 (0.16%) Law
Job Titles
1 64 (10.53%) Architect
2 59 (9.70%) Consultant
3 58 (9.54%) Administrator
4 57 (9.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 55 (9.05%) Windows Engineer
6 48 (7.89%) Systems Engineer
7 41 (6.74%) Server Engineer
8 38 (6.25%) Systems Administrator
9 35 (5.76%) Analyst
10 34 (5.59%) Windows Administrator
11 30 (4.93%) DevOps Engineer
12 28 (4.61%) VMware Engineer
13 26 (4.28%) Azure DevOps
13 26 (4.28%) Support Engineer
14 25 (4.11%) Azure Engineer
14 25 (4.11%) DBA
15 24 (3.95%) Active Directory Engineer
16 22 (3.62%) VMware Specialist
16 22 (3.62%) Windows Server Engineer
16 22 (3.62%) Windows Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (8.06%) .NET
2 21 (3.45%) HTML
3 18 (2.96%) ASP.NET
4 13 (2.14%) XML
5 11 (1.81%) Web Services
6 10 (1.64%) CSS
6 10 (1.64%) ELK Stack
6 10 (1.64%) jQuery
7 7 (1.15%) ADO.NET
7 7 (1.15%) ASP.NET MVC
7 7 (1.15%) Middleware
8 3 (0.49%) AppFabric
8 3 (0.49%) Regular Expression
9 2 (0.33%) .NET Framework
9 2 (0.33%) Ajax
9 2 (0.33%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 2 (0.33%) CSS3
9 2 (0.33%) JSON
9 2 (0.33%) SOAP
9 2 (0.33%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 54 (8.88%) Data Centre
2 32 (5.26%) Enterprise Software
3 26 (4.28%) Analytical Skills
4 22 (3.62%) Replication
5 19 (3.13%) Computer Science
6 18 (2.96%) Clustering
7 16 (2.63%) Hybrid Cloud
8 12 (1.97%) Client/Server
8 12 (1.97%) Management Information System
9 11 (1.81%) Hedge funds
10 9 (1.48%) PKI
11 8 (1.32%) Fat Client
11 8 (1.32%) Thin Client
12 6 (0.99%) Enterprise Storage
12 6 (0.99%) Mathematics
12 6 (0.99%) Public Cloud
13 5 (0.82%) Private Cloud
14 4 (0.66%) CMDB
14 4 (0.66%) Device Driver
14 4 (0.66%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 441 (72.53%) Windows
2 298 (49.01%) Windows Server
3 191 (31.41%) Windows Server 2012
4 182 (29.93%) Windows Server 2008
5 104 (17.11%) Linux
6 73 (12.01%) Windows Server 2003
7 58 (9.54%) Unix
8 39 (6.41%) Windows 7
9 37 (6.09%) Windows 10
10 35 (5.76%) VMS
11 24 (3.95%) Windows 8
12 22 (3.62%) Solaris
13 18 (2.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 12 (1.97%) AIX
15 10 (1.64%) CentOS
15 10 (1.64%) Ubuntu
16 8 (1.32%) Mac OS
17 7 (1.15%) Windows Phone
17 7 (1.15%) Windows XP
18 4 (0.66%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 140 (23.03%) ITIL
2 91 (14.97%) Migration
3 64 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
4 61 (10.03%) Service Management
5 59 (9.70%) Configuration Management
6 50 (8.22%) DevOps
7 45 (7.40%) Software Engineering
8 43 (7.07%) Virtual Environments
9 40 (6.58%) Test Automation
10 39 (6.41%) Disaster Recovery
10 39 (6.41%) Software Deployment
11 36 (5.92%) Performance Tuning
11 36 (5.92%) Project Management
12 33 (5.43%) ITSM
13 26 (4.28%) Data Migration
14 24 (3.95%) Capacity Planning
14 24 (3.95%) Server Virtualisation
15 22 (3.62%) Continuous Integration
15 22 (3.62%) High Availability
15 22 (3.62%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 242 (39.80%) PowerShell
2 190 (31.25%) SQL
3 36 (5.92%) VBScript
4 22 (3.62%) Python
5 21 (3.45%) Ruby
6 19 (3.13%) C#
7 18 (2.96%) Java
7 18 (2.96%) T-SQL
8 17 (2.80%) Perl
9 14 (2.30%) VB
10 13 (2.14%) JavaScript
11 10 (1.64%) PHP
12 9 (1.48%) C++
13 8 (1.32%) Shell Script
14 6 (0.99%) C
15 5 (0.82%) Bash Shell
15 5 (0.82%) PL/SQL
16 3 (0.49%) Bourne shell
16 3 (0.49%) Korn
16 3 (0.49%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 139 (22.86%) Security Cleared
2 105 (17.27%) SC Cleared
3 75 (12.34%) Microsoft Certification
4 58 (9.54%) MCSE
5 35 (5.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 20 (3.29%) MCITP
7 18 (2.96%) DV Cleared
8 17 (2.80%) Degree
8 17 (2.80%) ITIL Certification
9 15 (2.47%) MCSA
10 8 (1.32%) Cisco Certification
10 8 (1.32%) MCTS
10 8 (1.32%) MOS
11 7 (1.15%) Citrix Certification
11 7 (1.15%) MCP
11 7 (1.15%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 6 (0.99%) CCA
12 6 (0.99%) CCNA
12 6 (0.99%) CTC Cleared
13 5 (0.82%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (1.81%) SLA
2 7 (1.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (0.99%) JSP 440
4 5 (0.82%) Disclosure Scotland
5 3 (0.49%) COBIT
6 2 (0.33%) QA
7 1 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 372 (61.18%) Active Directory
2 189 (31.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 92 (15.13%) Hyper-V
4 75 (12.34%) XenApp
5 51 (8.39%) vSphere
6 43 (7.07%) VMware ESX
6 43 (7.07%) XenDesktop
7 39 (6.41%) Virtual Machines
8 24 (3.95%) Docker
9 22 (3.62%) Microsoft App-V
10 19 (3.13%) NFS
11 17 (2.80%) VMware ESXi
12 14 (2.30%) VMware Server
13 13 (2.14%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 13 (2.14%) XenServer
14 11 (1.81%) Veritas Volume Manager
15 9 (1.48%) DFS Replication
16 8 (1.32%) Terminal Services
17 7 (1.15%) Firmware
17 7 (1.15%) UAG
Systems Management
1 343 (56.41%) SCCM
2 54 (8.88%) Puppet
3 52 (8.55%) SCOrch
4 43 (7.07%) SCVMM
5 38 (6.25%) Opscode Chef
6 36 (5.92%) WSUS
7 32 (5.26%) Nagios
8 30 (4.93%) Tivoli
9 27 (4.44%) Backup Exec
9 27 (4.44%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 22 (3.62%) Ansible
10 22 (3.62%) SCSM
11 21 (3.45%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
12 19 (3.13%) Forefront Identity Manager
13 17 (2.80%) NetBackup
14 15 (2.47%) BMC PATROL
15 14 (2.30%) SCDPM
16 12 (1.97%) HP SIM
17 10 (1.64%) IBM BigFix
17 10 (1.64%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 382 (62.83%) Microsoft
2 280 (46.05%) VMware
3 135 (22.20%) Citrix
4 110 (18.09%) HP
5 71 (11.68%) NetApp
6 50 (8.22%) Oracle
7 48 (7.89%) Dell
7 48 (7.89%) IBM
8 44 (7.24%) Cisco
9 36 (5.92%) Symantec
10 28 (4.61%) EMC
11 24 (3.95%) Red Hat
12 22 (3.62%) CA
13 21 (3.45%) Splunk
13 21 (3.45%) Veritas
14 20 (3.29%) SolarWinds
15 19 (3.13%) BMC
16 13 (2.14%) Serena
17 12 (1.97%) Remedy
18 9 (1.48%) webMethods
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