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 25 July 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
25 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM)
Rank 316 367 374
Rank change year-on-year
+51 +7
Contract jobs citing SCOM 390 303 256
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.72% 0.53% 0.48%
As % of the Systems Management category 6.41% 6.20% 5.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 261 197 144
Median daily rate £375 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £355 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.42% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 5 6
Median hourly rate £35.50 £30.00 £24.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.33% +23.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.80 £28.50 £18.73
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.22 £34.25 £28.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £30.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+19.16% +20.00%

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
6088 4889 4421
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 11.27% 8.58% 8.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 4004 3003 2581
Median daily rate £450 £400 £378
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +5.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £376 £338
% change year-on-year
+6.33% +11.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 124 143 132
Median hourly rate £28.50 £21.25 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.13% +11.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £13.03 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.28 £41.25 £30.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.75 £21.50 £19.25
% change year-on-year
+33.72% +11.68%

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 25 July 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 25 July 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 25 July 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 +46 354 £375 +4.16% 48
London +57 146 £400 +6.66% 13
South East -12 82 £400 +14.28% 10
City of London +52 35 £375 - 3
West Midlands -9 34 £375 -6.25%
Hampshire +5 33 £347 +2.05% 4
Scotland +17 25 £300 - 1
North West +10 21 £325 +7.88% 8
Yorkshire +3 21 £288 -23.84% 8
West Yorkshire +7 19 £281 -25.49% 8
South West -1 18 £435 +24.28% 5
East of England -2 17 £440 +8.30% 2
Edinburgh +4 15 £325 -3.70% 1
Manchester -5 15 £325 +18.18% 8
Berkshire -9 15 £388 +19.23% 1
Birmingham -2 14 £350 -22.22%
Buckinghamshire +18 13 £450 +10.56% 1
Leeds +14 13 £290 -30.95% 2
Surrey -12 13 £350 -5.08% 4
Milton Keynes +10 11 £450 +12.50% 1
Coventry -12 11 £375 -6.25%
Swindon +4 10 £450 -18.18% 1
Reading +2 10 £388 +19.23%
Wiltshire -3 10 £450 -14.28% 1
North East -40 9 £310 +18.09% 1
Renfrewshire - 9 £300 -
Portsmouth - 9 £513 - 1
Erskine - 9 £300 -
Essex +7 8 £438 +6.06%
Southampton +5 5 £313 -8.08% 2

SCOM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 July 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.

1 530 (72.21%) Windows
2 475 (64.71%) Microsoft
3 444 (60.49%) Active Directory
4 398 (54.22%) SCCM
5 345 (47.00%) Windows Server
6 332 (45.23%) VMware
7 299 (40.74%) PowerShell
8 244 (33.24%) Windows Server 2008
9 231 (31.47%) Windows Server 2012
10 220 (29.97%) SQL
11 216 (29.43%) VMware Infrastructure
12 204 (27.79%) ITIL
13 173 (23.57%) DNS
14 164 (22.34%) Security Cleared
15 161 (21.93%) MS Excel
16 155 (21.12%) Citrix
17 144 (19.62%) SQL Server
18 138 (18.80%) Linux
19 128 (17.44%) HP
19 128 (17.44%) SC Cleared
20 122 (16.62%) MS Exchange
21 117 (15.94%) DHCP
22 116 (15.80%) SharePoint
23 110 (14.99%) Microsoft Azure
24 107 (14.58%) Migration
25 106 (14.44%) Hyper-V
26 100 (13.62%) Finance
27 96 (13.08%) Windows Server 2003
28 93 (12.67%) Microsoft Certification
29 88 (11.99%) XenApp

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
1 122 (16.62%) MS Exchange
2 116 (15.80%) SharePoint
3 85 (11.58%) Skype for Business
4 60 (8.17%) IIS
5 46 (6.27%) Exchange Server 2010
6 40 (5.45%) Exchange Server 2013
7 28 (3.81%) SharePoint 2013
8 23 (3.13%) OpenStack
9 20 (2.72%) Apache
9 20 (2.72%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 19 (2.59%) Tomcat
11 13 (1.77%) SharePoint 2010
12 11 (1.50%) Exchange Server 2007
13 9 (1.23%) NServiceBus
14 8 (1.09%) WebSphere
15 7 (0.95%) WebLogic
16 6 (0.82%) BizTalk Server
16 6 (0.82%) Elasticsearch
16 6 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2003
17 3 (0.41%) Confluence
Applications
1 161 (21.93%) MS Excel
2 75 (10.22%) MS Office
3 17 (2.32%) MS Visio
4 8 (1.09%) MS Project
5 5 (0.68%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.14%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 20 (2.72%) Remedy ITSM
2 9 (1.23%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (0.82%) assyst
4 4 (0.54%) SimCorp Dimension
5 2 (0.27%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.27%) Eagle PACE
5 2 (0.27%) LatentZero
5 2 (0.27%) Markit EDM
5 2 (0.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.27%) thinkFolio
6 1 (0.14%) OpenText MBPM
6 1 (0.14%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 110 (14.99%) Microsoft Azure
2 73 (9.95%) Office 365
3 44 (5.99%) IaaS
4 37 (5.04%) Azure Active Directory
5 31 (4.22%) PaaS
6 27 (3.68%) Amazon AWS
7 12 (1.63%) SaaS
8 2 (0.27%) HP Helion
8 2 (0.27%) OneDrive
9 1 (0.14%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.14%) Amazon ELB
9 1 (0.14%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.14%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.14%) CloudBees
9 1 (0.14%) Mimecast
9 1 (0.14%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 173 (23.57%) DNS
2 117 (15.94%) DHCP
3 82 (11.17%) SAN
4 68 (9.26%) Firewall
5 46 (6.27%) LAN
6 42 (5.72%) WAN
7 37 (5.04%) Skype
8 36 (4.90%) Network Security
9 34 (4.63%) iSCSI
10 30 (4.09%) NetScaler
11 29 (3.95%) VPN
12 26 (3.54%) SNMP
13 25 (3.41%) NAS
14 21 (2.86%) Internet
14 21 (2.86%) VLAN
15 19 (2.59%) TCP/IP
16 15 (2.04%) Kerberos
17 13 (1.77%) MPLS
18 12 (1.63%) VoIP
19 10 (1.36%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 144 (19.62%) SQL Server
2 42 (5.72%) SQL Server 2008
3 34 (4.63%) Oracle Database
4 33 (4.50%) Azure SQL Database
5 27 (3.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 25 (3.41%) Oracle Database 12c
7 24 (3.27%) SQL Server 2014
8 23 (3.13%) SQL Server 2012
9 20 (2.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 17 (2.32%) SQL Server 2005
11 14 (1.91%) Oracle Database 11g
12 13 (1.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 11 (1.50%) Relational Database
14 9 (1.23%) MySQL
15 6 (0.82%) Amazon RDS
16 4 (0.54%) DTS
16 4 (0.54%) VLDB
17 3 (0.41%) Data Warehouse
17 3 (0.41%) DB2
17 3 (0.41%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 30 (4.09%) Team Foundation Server
2 29 (3.95%) Git (software)
3 19 (2.59%) JIRA
4 16 (2.18%) Jenkins
5 14 (1.91%) Ant
5 14 (1.91%) Hudson
5 14 (1.91%) Maven
5 14 (1.91%) Subversion
6 9 (1.23%) FxCop
6 9 (1.23%) Octopus Deploy
6 9 (1.23%) StyleCop
7 8 (1.09%) NUnit
7 8 (1.09%) Visual Studio
8 3 (0.41%) MSBuild
8 3 (0.41%) MSI
9 2 (0.27%) Fiddler
10 1 (0.14%) AdminStudio
10 1 (0.14%) InstallShield
10 1 (0.14%) Sonatype Nexus
10 1 (0.14%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 100 (13.62%) Finance
2 35 (4.77%) Banking
3 25 (3.41%) Back Office
4 10 (1.36%) Legal
5 9 (1.23%) Manufacturing
6 7 (0.95%) Retail
6 7 (0.95%) Telecoms
7 6 (0.82%) Advertising
7 6 (0.82%) Financial Institution
8 5 (0.68%) Law
8 5 (0.68%) Local Government
8 5 (0.68%) Marketing
9 4 (0.54%) Military
9 4 (0.54%) Spanish Language
10 3 (0.41%) French Language
10 3 (0.41%) German Language
10 3 (0.41%) Portuguese Language
11 2 (0.27%) Billing
11 2 (0.27%) Multimedia
11 2 (0.27%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 91 (12.40%) Administrator
2 74 (10.08%) Consultant
3 73 (9.95%) Architect
4 68 (9.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 65 (8.86%) Systems Administrator
6 60 (8.17%) Analyst
7 56 (7.63%) Systems Engineer
8 52 (7.08%) Windows Engineer
9 46 (6.27%) Server Engineer
10 41 (5.59%) Windows Administrator
11 35 (4.77%) Support Engineer
12 30 (4.09%) Windows Systems Administrator
13 28 (3.81%) Active Directory Engineer
13 28 (3.81%) DBA
14 27 (3.68%) 3rd Line Support
14 27 (3.68%) DevOps Engineer
14 27 (3.68%) VMware Engineer
15 25 (3.41%) 3rd Line Engineer
16 24 (3.27%) SQL DBA
16 24 (3.27%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (6.68%) .NET
2 23 (3.13%) HTML
3 22 (3.00%) ASP.NET
4 16 (2.18%) Regular Expression
5 14 (1.91%) XML
6 13 (1.77%) Web Services
7 11 (1.50%) CSS
7 11 (1.50%) jQuery
8 8 (1.09%) ASP.NET MVC
8 8 (1.09%) ELK Stack
9 7 (0.95%) ADO.NET
10 6 (0.82%) Middleware
11 4 (0.54%) .NET Framework
11 4 (0.54%) WebSphere MQ
12 3 (0.41%) AppFabric
13 2 (0.27%) CSS3
13 2 (0.27%) JSON
13 2 (0.27%) SOAP
13 2 (0.27%) XSLT
13 2 (0.27%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 68 (9.26%) Data Centre
2 37 (5.04%) Clustering
3 36 (4.90%) Analytical Skills
4 30 (4.09%) Enterprise Software
5 26 (3.54%) Replication
6 19 (2.59%) Computer Science
7 18 (2.45%) PKI
8 17 (2.32%) Hybrid Cloud
9 14 (1.91%) Blackberry
9 14 (1.91%) Client/Server
9 14 (1.91%) Management Information System
10 9 (1.23%) Fat Client
10 9 (1.23%) Thin Client
11 8 (1.09%) Hedge funds
12 7 (0.95%) CMDB
12 7 (0.95%) Mathematics
12 7 (0.95%) Private Cloud
12 7 (0.95%) Public Cloud
13 6 (0.82%) Enterprise Storage
14 5 (0.68%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 530 (72.21%) Windows
2 345 (47.00%) Windows Server
3 244 (33.24%) Windows Server 2008
4 231 (31.47%) Windows Server 2012
5 138 (18.80%) Linux
6 96 (13.08%) Windows Server 2003
7 59 (8.04%) Unix
8 55 (7.49%) Windows 7
9 50 (6.81%) Windows 10
10 41 (5.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 39 (5.31%) Solaris
12 32 (4.36%) VMS
13 25 (3.41%) AIX
14 23 (3.13%) Windows 8
15 17 (2.32%) Windows XP
16 16 (2.18%) HPUX
17 10 (1.36%) CentOS
17 10 (1.36%) Ubuntu
18 8 (1.09%) Mac OS
18 8 (1.09%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 204 (27.79%) ITIL
2 107 (14.58%) Migration
3 76 (10.35%) Service Management
4 67 (9.13%) Configuration Management
5 58 (7.90%) Agile Software Development
6 57 (7.77%) Virtual Environments
7 50 (6.81%) Disaster Recovery
8 48 (6.54%) Performance Tuning
9 47 (6.40%) DevOps
9 47 (6.40%) Software Engineering
10 42 (5.72%) Project Management
11 40 (5.45%) Test Automation
12 38 (5.18%) ITSM
13 36 (4.90%) Software Deployment
14 31 (4.22%) High Availability
15 30 (4.09%) Release Management
15 30 (4.09%) Root Cause Analysis
16 29 (3.95%) Capacity Planning
17 28 (3.81%) Data Migration
18 26 (3.54%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 299 (40.74%) PowerShell
2 220 (29.97%) SQL
3 56 (7.63%) VBScript
4 34 (4.63%) Java
5 30 (4.09%) Perl
6 29 (3.95%) T-SQL
7 23 (3.13%) C#
8 20 (2.72%) Python
9 18 (2.45%) Korn
10 17 (2.32%) Ruby
11 16 (2.18%) Bourne shell
11 16 (2.18%) PHP
12 14 (1.91%) JavaScript
12 14 (1.91%) VB
13 11 (1.50%) Bash Shell
14 10 (1.36%) C++
15 7 (0.95%) C
15 7 (0.95%) Shell Script
16 4 (0.54%) PL/SQL
17 3 (0.41%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 164 (22.34%) Security Cleared
2 128 (17.44%) SC Cleared
3 93 (12.67%) Microsoft Certification
4 66 (8.99%) MCSE
5 39 (5.31%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 36 (4.90%) ITIL Certification
7 24 (3.27%) MCP
8 21 (2.86%) Degree
9 18 (2.45%) DV Cleared
9 18 (2.45%) MCITP
10 13 (1.77%) Cisco Certification
10 13 (1.77%) MCSA
11 11 (1.50%) CCNA
12 8 (1.09%) MCTS
12 8 (1.09%) MOS
13 7 (0.95%) Citrix Certification
14 6 (0.82%) CCA
15 4 (0.54%) CTC Cleared
15 4 (0.54%) LPIC
15 4 (0.54%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (3.68%) SLA
2 14 (1.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (0.82%) JSP 440
4 4 (0.54%) Disclosure Scotland
5 3 (0.41%) COBIT
5 3 (0.41%) QA
5 3 (0.41%) WCAG
6 1 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 444 (60.49%) Active Directory
2 216 (29.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 106 (14.44%) Hyper-V
4 88 (11.99%) XenApp
5 59 (8.04%) vSphere
6 56 (7.63%) VMware ESX
7 49 (6.68%) Virtual Machines
8 48 (6.54%) XenDesktop
9 23 (3.13%) NFS
9 23 (3.13%) VMware ESXi
10 21 (2.86%) Docker
10 21 (2.86%) Microsoft App-V
11 13 (1.77%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 13 (1.77%) DFS Replication
11 13 (1.77%) VMware Server
12 11 (1.50%) Firmware
12 11 (1.50%) UAG
12 11 (1.50%) Veritas Volume Manager
13 10 (1.36%) Terminal Services
14 9 (1.23%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 398 (54.22%) SCCM
2 60 (8.17%) Puppet
3 55 (7.49%) WSUS
4 53 (7.22%) SCVMM
5 48 (6.54%) SCOrch
6 47 (6.40%) Tivoli
7 40 (5.45%) Nagios
8 36 (4.90%) Opscode Chef
9 30 (4.09%) Backup Exec
10 26 (3.54%) NetBackup
11 25 (3.41%) Microsoft Clustering
12 24 (3.27%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
12 24 (3.27%) SCSM
13 22 (3.00%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
14 20 (2.72%) Forefront Identity Manager
15 19 (2.59%) Ansible
16 18 (2.45%) Netcool
17 17 (2.32%) SCDPM
18 15 (2.04%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
19 14 (1.91%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 475 (64.71%) Microsoft
2 332 (45.23%) VMware
3 155 (21.12%) Citrix
4 128 (17.44%) HP
5 78 (10.63%) NetApp
6 68 (9.26%) IBM
7 56 (7.63%) Cisco
8 54 (7.36%) Symantec
9 52 (7.08%) Oracle
10 51 (6.95%) Red Hat
11 47 (6.40%) CA
12 41 (5.59%) Dell
13 35 (4.77%) EMC
14 23 (3.13%) BMC
15 21 (2.86%) Remedy
16 20 (2.72%) SolarWinds
16 20 (2.72%) Veritas
17 18 (2.45%) Splunk
18 15 (2.04%) AppSense
18 15 (2.04%) Serena
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