The table below looks at the statistics for SCOM skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SCOM over the 3 months to 28 September 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 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM)
Rank 377 379 314
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -65
Contract jobs citing SCOM 293 304 375
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.55% 0.52% 0.66%
As % of the Systems Management category 5.13% 6.29% 7.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 184 176 221
Median daily rate £375 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.68% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 20 17
Median hourly rate £27.50 £37.09 £31.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.85% +17.74%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.50 £19.70 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.97 £37.75 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.28 £37.09 £38.25
% change year-on-year
+16.68% -3.03%

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

Systems Management Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
5717 4833 4862
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 10.70% 8.32% 8.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 3601 2972 2886
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £294 £255 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 125 180 186
Median hourly rate £22.50 £18.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.62% -17.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.40 £11.72 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.06 £43.00 £47.13
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.50 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+17.50% -11.11%

SCOM
Jobs Demand Trend

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

SCOM Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

SCOM
Daily Rate Trend

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

SCOM Daily Rate Trend in the UK

SCOM
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SCOM within the UK over the 3 months to 28 September 2016.

SCOM Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

SCOM
Hourly Rate Trend

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

SCOM Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

SCOM
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SCOM within the UK over the 3 months to 28 September 2016.

SCOM Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

SCOM
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SCOM within the UK over the 3 months to 28 September 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
England +12 282 £380 +0.66% 39
London +1 102 £425 +6.25% 6
South East -12 68 £400 +14.28% 5
Yorkshire +14 29 £360 -0.68% 8
North West +22 21 £319 -29.16% 8
West Yorkshire +14 21 £365 +4.28% 4
West Midlands -20 21 £350 +4.47% 1
Hampshire +13 18 £350 +26.69% 1
Oxfordshire 0 17 £400 +12.28%
Manchester 0 17 £325 -31.57% 5
Oxford 0 16 £400 +12.28%
Birmingham +2 15 £350 -6.66%
South West +16 14 £400 - 2
Buckinghamshire +30 11 £450 +21.62% 2
Milton Keynes +18 11 £450 +21.62% 2
North East -7 11 £338 - 4
City of London -14 11 £363 -9.37% 1
Leeds +16 10 £315 -21.25% 2
East of England -21 10 £388 -8.82% 4
Durham - 10 £338 - 2
Swindon +14 9 £450 -14.28%
Wiltshire +13 9 £450 -10.00%
Bradford +5 8 £390 +11.42% 2
Hertfordshire -6 8 £358 -15.88%
Berkshire -19 8 £475 +58.33%
Hull - 8 £290 - 1
East Yorkshire - 8 £290 - 1
Scotland +3 7 £300 -20.00%
Surrey -9 7 £280 -32.12% 1
East Midlands 0 6 £394 +6.77%

SCOM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 September 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 with a requirement for SCOM.

1 477 (70.46%) Windows
2 416 (61.45%) Microsoft
3 411 (60.71%) Active Directory
4 364 (53.77%) SCCM
5 317 (46.82%) VMware
6 315 (46.53%) Windows Server
7 266 (39.29%) PowerShell
8 241 (35.60%) Windows Server 2008
9 213 (31.46%) Windows Server 2012
10 206 (30.43%) ITIL
11 203 (29.99%) SQL
12 202 (29.84%) VMware Infrastructure
13 167 (24.67%) DNS
14 146 (21.57%) MS Excel
15 142 (20.97%) SQL Server
16 138 (20.38%) Citrix
17 128 (18.91%) Microsoft Azure
18 126 (18.61%) DHCP
19 122 (18.02%) Hyper-V
20 115 (16.99%) Security Cleared
21 109 (16.10%) Linux
22 105 (15.51%) HP
23 101 (14.92%) Microsoft Certification
24 100 (14.77%) Migration
25 96 (14.18%) Windows Server 2003
25 96 (14.18%) MS Exchange
26 93 (13.74%) Office 365
27 90 (13.29%) Finance
28 88 (13.00%) SharePoint
29 81 (11.96%) SC Cleared

SCOM
Top Related IT Skills 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 96 (14.18%) MS Exchange
2 88 (13.00%) SharePoint
3 67 (9.90%) IIS
3 67 (9.90%) Skype for Business
4 45 (6.65%) Exchange Server 2010
5 43 (6.35%) Exchange Server 2013
6 18 (2.66%) Apache
6 18 (2.66%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 18 (2.66%) Tomcat
7 16 (2.36%) SharePoint 2010
8 11 (1.62%) OpenStack
8 11 (1.62%) SharePoint 2013
9 10 (1.48%) Exchange Server 2007
9 10 (1.48%) WebSphere
10 9 (1.33%) BizTalk Server
11 8 (1.18%) NServiceBus
12 7 (1.03%) Elasticsearch
12 7 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2003
13 2 (0.30%) Apache Pig
13 2 (0.30%) IBM Domino
Applications
1 146 (21.57%) MS Excel
2 57 (8.42%) MS Office
3 21 (3.10%) MS Visio
4 8 (1.18%) MS Project
5 5 (0.74%) InfoPath
5 5 (0.74%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 20 (2.95%) Remedy ITSM
2 8 (1.18%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (0.89%) assyst
4 4 (0.59%) SimCorp Dimension
5 2 (0.30%) Dynamics AX
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%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 128 (18.91%) Microsoft Azure
2 93 (13.74%) Office 365
3 40 (5.91%) IaaS
4 36 (5.32%) Amazon AWS
5 32 (4.73%) Azure Active Directory
6 25 (3.69%) PaaS
7 9 (1.33%) SaaS
8 2 (0.30%) HP Helion
8 2 (0.30%) OneDrive
9 1 (0.15%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.15%) Mimecast
9 1 (0.15%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 167 (24.67%) DNS
2 126 (18.61%) DHCP
3 79 (11.67%) SAN
4 69 (10.19%) Firewall
5 45 (6.65%) LAN
6 41 (6.06%) WAN
7 35 (5.17%) Network Security
8 33 (4.87%) Kerberos
8 33 (4.87%) VPN
9 30 (4.43%) NetScaler
10 27 (3.99%) iSCSI
11 26 (3.84%) NAS
12 22 (3.25%) Skype
13 20 (2.95%) Internet
14 19 (2.81%) SNMP
15 18 (2.66%) LDAP
16 17 (2.51%) VLAN
17 15 (2.22%) VoIP
18 13 (1.92%) TCP/IP
19 11 (1.62%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 142 (20.97%) SQL Server
2 38 (5.61%) SQL Server 2008
3 26 (3.84%) Oracle Database
4 25 (3.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 21 (3.10%) SQL Server 2012
6 20 (2.95%) SQL Server 2014
7 17 (2.51%) Azure SQL Database
7 17 (2.51%) Oracle Database 12c
7 17 (2.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 16 (2.36%) SQL Server 2005
9 11 (1.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 10 (1.48%) Oracle Database 11g
11 6 (0.89%) Relational Database
12 4 (0.59%) Amazon RDS
12 4 (0.59%) DTS
12 4 (0.59%) SQL Server 2016
12 4 (0.59%) VLDB
13 3 (0.44%) Data Warehouse
13 3 (0.44%) Power BI
14 2 (0.30%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 22 (3.25%) Team Foundation Server
2 14 (2.07%) Octopus Deploy
3 13 (1.92%) Git (software)
4 10 (1.48%) Jenkins
5 8 (1.18%) FxCop
5 8 (1.18%) StyleCop
6 7 (1.03%) Visual Studio
7 6 (0.89%) TeamCity
7 6 (0.89%) Vagrant
8 5 (0.74%) JIRA
8 5 (0.74%) NUnit
9 3 (0.44%) Ant
9 3 (0.44%) Hudson
9 3 (0.44%) Maven
9 3 (0.44%) Subversion
10 2 (0.30%) Fiddler
10 2 (0.30%) MSBuild
10 2 (0.30%) MSI
11 1 (0.15%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 90 (13.29%) Finance
2 30 (4.43%) Back Office
3 23 (3.40%) Banking
4 12 (1.77%) Financial Institution
5 10 (1.48%) Legal
6 7 (1.03%) Retail
7 6 (0.89%) Advertising
7 6 (0.89%) Law
7 6 (0.89%) Manufacturing
8 4 (0.59%) Local Government
8 4 (0.59%) Marketing
8 4 (0.59%) Spanish Language
9 3 (0.44%) German Language
9 3 (0.44%) Multimedia
9 3 (0.44%) Publishing
9 3 (0.44%) Telecoms
10 2 (0.30%) Billing
10 2 (0.30%) French Language
10 2 (0.30%) Military
10 2 (0.30%) Portuguese Language
Job Titles
1 84 (12.41%) Administrator
2 76 (11.23%) Consultant
3 72 (10.64%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 63 (9.31%) Analyst
5 60 (8.86%) Systems Administrator
6 54 (7.98%) Architect
7 51 (7.53%) Windows Engineer
8 49 (7.24%) Systems Engineer
9 38 (5.61%) Server Engineer
10 36 (5.32%) 3rd Line Support
11 31 (4.58%) Support Engineer
11 31 (4.58%) VMware Engineer
12 29 (4.28%) Wintel Engineer
13 28 (4.14%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 28 (4.14%) DBA
14 26 (3.84%) SQL DBA
14 26 (3.84%) Windows Administrator
15 24 (3.55%) Windows Systems Administrator
16 23 (3.40%) Active Directory Engineer
17 21 (3.10%) Azure Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (6.50%) .NET
2 27 (3.99%) HTML
3 22 (3.25%) ASP.NET
4 19 (2.81%) Web Services
5 16 (2.36%) Regular Expression
6 15 (2.22%) XML
7 9 (1.33%) WebSphere MQ
8 5 (0.74%) ASP.NET MVC
8 5 (0.74%) CSS
8 5 (0.74%) jQuery
9 4 (0.59%) ADO.NET
10 3 (0.44%) Middleware
11 2 (0.30%) .NET Framework
11 2 (0.30%) AppFabric
11 2 (0.30%) ELK Stack
11 2 (0.30%) SAML
11 2 (0.30%) SAP PI
12 1 (0.15%) 802.1X
12 1 (0.15%) WAP
12 1 (0.15%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 64 (9.45%) Data Centre
2 36 (5.32%) Analytical Skills
3 34 (5.02%) Clustering
4 29 (4.28%) PKI
5 23 (3.40%) Replication
6 20 (2.95%) Computer Science
7 18 (2.66%) Management Information System
8 15 (2.22%) Enterprise Software
9 14 (2.07%) Hedge funds
10 13 (1.92%) Private Cloud
10 13 (1.92%) VCE vBlock
11 11 (1.62%) BYOD
11 11 (1.62%) Hybrid Cloud
12 10 (1.48%) Blackberry
13 9 (1.33%) Client/Server
14 7 (1.03%) CMDB
14 7 (1.03%) Fat Client
14 7 (1.03%) Thin Client
15 6 (0.89%) EMC VNX
15 6 (0.89%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 477 (70.46%) Windows
2 315 (46.53%) Windows Server
3 241 (35.60%) Windows Server 2008
4 213 (31.46%) Windows Server 2012
5 109 (16.10%) Linux
6 96 (14.18%) Windows Server 2003
7 49 (7.24%) Windows 7
8 46 (6.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 35 (5.17%) Solaris
10 34 (5.02%) Unix
11 32 (4.73%) Windows 10
12 23 (3.40%) Windows 8
13 19 (2.81%) AIX
14 17 (2.51%) VMS
15 16 (2.36%) HPUX
16 15 (2.22%) Windows XP
17 12 (1.77%) Android
18 11 (1.62%) Mac OS X
19 10 (1.48%) Apple iOS
20 8 (1.18%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 206 (30.43%) ITIL
2 100 (14.77%) Migration
3 53 (7.83%) Service Management
4 47 (6.94%) Performance Tuning
5 45 (6.65%) Virtual Environments
6 43 (6.35%) Disaster Recovery
7 41 (6.06%) Configuration Management
8 40 (5.91%) Agile Software Development
9 39 (5.76%) Capacity Planning
10 36 (5.32%) Project Management
11 31 (4.58%) DevOps
11 31 (4.58%) Release Management
12 30 (4.43%) Patch Management
13 29 (4.28%) ITSM
14 27 (3.99%) High Availability
14 27 (3.99%) Server Virtualisation
15 25 (3.69%) Service Delivery
16 24 (3.55%) Stakeholder Management
17 23 (3.40%) Change Control
17 23 (3.40%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 266 (39.29%) PowerShell
2 203 (29.99%) SQL
3 56 (8.27%) VBScript
4 47 (6.94%) Java
5 35 (5.17%) T-SQL
6 30 (4.43%) Perl
7 26 (3.84%) C#
8 18 (2.66%) Korn
9 16 (2.36%) Bourne shell
10 15 (2.22%) PHP
11 14 (2.07%) C++
12 12 (1.77%) Bash Shell
12 12 (1.77%) VB
13 11 (1.62%) JavaScript
13 11 (1.62%) Python
14 9 (1.33%) Ruby
15 5 (0.74%) C
15 5 (0.74%) Shell Script
16 4 (0.59%) PL/SQL
17 1 (0.15%) VBA
Qualifications
1 115 (16.99%) Security Cleared
2 101 (14.92%) Microsoft Certification
3 81 (11.96%) SC Cleared
4 73 (10.78%) MCSE
5 47 (6.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 39 (5.76%) ITIL Certification
7 29 (4.28%) MCP
8 23 (3.40%) Cisco Certification
8 23 (3.40%) MCITP
9 22 (3.25%) Degree
10 20 (2.95%) DV Cleared
11 16 (2.36%) MCSA
12 12 (1.77%) CCNA
13 8 (1.18%) MOS
14 7 (1.03%) MCTS
15 6 (0.89%) ISEB
16 5 (0.74%) BPSS Clearance
16 5 (0.74%) Citrix Certification
16 5 (0.74%) MCDST
17 4 (0.59%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (5.76%) SLA
2 15 (2.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (0.74%) JSP 440
4 4 (0.59%) Disclosure Scotland
4 4 (0.59%) QA
4 4 (0.59%) WCAG
5 1 (0.15%) COBIT
5 1 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 411 (60.71%) Active Directory
2 202 (29.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 122 (18.02%) Hyper-V
4 76 (11.23%) XenApp
5 58 (8.57%) VMware ESX
6 46 (6.79%) vSphere
7 37 (5.47%) XenDesktop
8 36 (5.32%) Virtual Machines
9 24 (3.55%) Microsoft App-V
10 23 (3.40%) VMware ESXi
11 16 (2.36%) NFS
11 16 (2.36%) Virtual Desktop
12 13 (1.92%) DFS Replication
12 13 (1.92%) VMware Server
13 12 (1.77%) Docker
13 12 (1.77%) Firmware
13 12 (1.77%) UAG
14 11 (1.62%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 9 (1.33%) Terminal Services
16 7 (1.03%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 364 (53.77%) SCCM
2 63 (9.31%) WSUS
3 54 (7.98%) SCVMM
4 47 (6.94%) Puppet
5 34 (5.02%) Nagios
5 34 (5.02%) Tivoli
6 33 (4.87%) NetBackup
7 31 (4.58%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 31 (4.58%) SCOrch
8 27 (3.99%) Backup Exec
8 27 (3.99%) Microsoft Clustering
9 26 (3.84%) Opscode Chef
10 18 (2.66%) Netcool
11 17 (2.51%) SCSM
12 14 (2.07%) HP SiteScope
12 14 (2.07%) Norton AntiVirus
13 13 (1.92%) Forefront Identity Manager
13 13 (1.92%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
14 12 (1.77%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
15 11 (1.62%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 416 (61.45%) Microsoft
2 317 (46.82%) VMware
3 138 (20.38%) Citrix
4 105 (15.51%) HP
5 63 (9.31%) Cisco
6 55 (8.12%) IBM
6 55 (8.12%) NetApp
6 55 (8.12%) Red Hat
7 53 (7.83%) Symantec
8 40 (5.91%) CA
9 38 (5.61%) Oracle
10 37 (5.47%) EMC
11 27 (3.99%) Dell
12 26 (3.84%) SolarWinds
13 21 (3.10%) Remedy
14 18 (2.66%) Intel Security
15 16 (2.36%) Veeam
16 13 (1.92%) AppSense
16 13 (1.92%) arcserve
16 13 (1.92%) Splunk
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