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 8 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
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM)
Rank 418 420 284
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -136
Contract jobs citing SCOM 210 235 421
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.42% 0.43% 0.75%
As % of the Systems Management category 3.88% 5.06% 8.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 143 141 236
Median daily rate £420 £375 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% -1.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £251 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £486 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 12 19
Median hourly rate £55.65 £28.45 £27.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+95.60% +2.22%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.65 £34.00 £27.83
% change year-on-year
+63.70% +22.15%

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
5417 4648 5050
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 10.88% 8.42% 8.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 3475 2850 3112
Median daily rate £475 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £598 £575 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 130 162 173
Median hourly rate £18.50 £18.00 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.77% -23.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.00 £13.09
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £40.10 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -27.08%

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 8 December 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 8 December 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 8 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
England +11 191 £425 +9.32% 44
London -11 80 £450 +14.64% 16
South East +7 44 £350 -12.50% 4
North West +28 25 £375 - 4
Yorkshire +20 15 £365 +9.77% 4
West Yorkshire +27 14 £383 +13.75% 2
Oxfordshire +13 14 £225 -18.18%
Oxford +4 13 £225 -18.18%
West Midlands -3 11 £450 +38.46% 2
Hampshire +21 10 £463 +18.58% 2
Manchester +7 10 £300 -7.69% 2
Scotland -1 10 £400 +33.33% 5
Birmingham -2 10 £455 +29.07%
Lancashire - 10 £420 -
North East - 10 £275 -
Bradford +17 9 £400 +18.95%
City of London -16 9 £431 +7.81% 7
Edinburgh +12 8 £425 +21.42% 1
Durham - 8 £275 -
Berkshire -11 7 £500 +22.32% 2
Buckinghamshire +21 6 £500 +42.85%
Milton Keynes +21 6 £500 +42.85%
Reading -6 6 £500 +17.64% 1
Blackpool - 6 £420 -
Surrey 0 4 £338 -11.47%
Leeds - 4 £360 -
Liverpool +9 3 £400 - 1
Southampton +6 3 £350 -11.39% 1
Merseyside +4 3 £400 - 1
South West +11 2 £375 -14.28% 8

SCOM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 8 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 with a requirement for SCOM.

1 359 (66.48%) Windows
2 314 (58.15%) Active Directory
3 312 (57.78%) Microsoft
4 283 (52.41%) SCCM
5 220 (40.74%) Windows Server
6 216 (40.00%) VMware
7 194 (35.93%) PowerShell
8 184 (34.07%) Windows Server 2008
9 167 (30.93%) SQL
10 165 (30.56%) Windows Server 2012
11 156 (28.89%) ITIL
12 138 (25.56%) VMware Infrastructure
13 135 (25.00%) SQL Server
14 133 (24.63%) Microsoft Azure
15 129 (23.89%) DNS
16 113 (20.93%) DHCP
17 97 (17.96%) Hyper-V
18 94 (17.41%) Office 365
19 89 (16.48%) Citrix
20 88 (16.30%) Migration
20 88 (16.30%) Security Cleared
21 87 (16.11%) Linux
22 86 (15.93%) Finance
23 84 (15.56%) MS Excel
24 74 (13.70%) Windows Server 2003
25 69 (12.78%) MS Exchange
26 67 (12.41%) SC Cleared
26 67 (12.41%) Skype for Business
27 65 (12.04%) HP
28 63 (11.67%) Microsoft Certification

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 69 (12.78%) MS Exchange
2 67 (12.41%) Skype for Business
3 55 (10.19%) IIS
3 55 (10.19%) SharePoint
4 43 (7.96%) Exchange Server 2010
5 31 (5.74%) Exchange Server 2013
6 14 (2.59%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 13 (2.41%) Apache
7 13 (2.41%) Tomcat
8 12 (2.22%) SharePoint 2010
9 10 (1.85%) SharePoint 2013
10 9 (1.67%) WebSphere
11 7 (1.30%) Elasticsearch
12 5 (0.93%) Confluence
12 5 (0.93%) NServiceBus
13 4 (0.74%) BizTalk Server
13 4 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2003
13 4 (0.74%) OpenStack
14 3 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2007
14 3 (0.56%) IBM Domino
Applications
1 84 (15.56%) MS Excel
2 33 (6.11%) MS Office
3 11 (2.04%) MS Visio
4 6 (1.11%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (0.93%) InfoPath
6 2 (0.37%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.19%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 15 (2.78%) Remedy ITSM
2 5 (0.93%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.37%) assyst
3 2 (0.37%) Eagle PACE
3 2 (0.37%) LatentZero
3 2 (0.37%) Markit EDM
3 2 (0.37%) OpenText MBPM
3 2 (0.37%) thinkFolio
4 1 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 133 (24.63%) Microsoft Azure
2 94 (17.41%) Office 365
3 36 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
3 36 (6.67%) IaaS
4 27 (5.00%) Azure Active Directory
5 21 (3.89%) PaaS
6 9 (1.67%) OneDrive
7 7 (1.30%) Cloud Computing
7 7 (1.30%) Yammer
8 4 (0.74%) GitHub
8 4 (0.74%) SaaS
9 1 (0.19%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 129 (23.89%) DNS
2 113 (20.93%) DHCP
3 56 (10.37%) SAN
4 48 (8.89%) Firewall
5 39 (7.22%) VPN
6 32 (5.93%) Kerberos
7 31 (5.74%) LAN
8 30 (5.56%) WAN
9 28 (5.19%) Skype
10 23 (4.26%) LDAP
10 23 (4.26%) Network Security
11 19 (3.52%) Unified Communications
12 17 (3.15%) iSCSI
12 17 (3.15%) VoIP
13 15 (2.78%) NetScaler
14 14 (2.59%) Internet
15 13 (2.41%) NAS
15 13 (2.41%) SNMP
15 13 (2.41%) VLAN
15 13 (2.41%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 135 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 36 (6.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 23 (4.26%) Oracle Database
4 19 (3.52%) SQL Server 2012
4 19 (3.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 16 (2.96%) SQL Server 2005
5 16 (2.96%) SQL Server 2014
6 13 (2.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 8 (1.48%) MySQL
7 8 (1.48%) Power BI
8 7 (1.30%) Oracle Database 11g
8 7 (1.30%) Oracle Database 12c
8 7 (1.30%) RDBMS
8 7 (1.30%) Relational Database
9 6 (1.11%) Azure SQL Database
9 6 (1.11%) PostgreSQL
9 6 (1.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 6 (1.11%) Sybase ASE
9 6 (1.11%) Sybase IQ
10 5 (0.93%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 18 (3.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 13 (2.41%) Octopus Deploy
3 12 (2.22%) Jenkins
4 10 (1.85%) Git (software)
5 8 (1.48%) TeamCity
5 8 (1.48%) Vagrant
6 5 (0.93%) FxCop
6 5 (0.93%) JIRA
6 5 (0.93%) NUnit
6 5 (0.93%) StyleCop
7 3 (0.56%) Visual Studio
8 2 (0.37%) MSBuild
8 2 (0.37%) WinDbg
9 1 (0.19%) AdminStudio
9 1 (0.19%) Fiddler
9 1 (0.19%) InstallShield
General
1 86 (15.93%) Finance
2 25 (4.63%) Back Office
3 21 (3.89%) Banking
4 12 (2.22%) Financial Institution
5 8 (1.48%) Law
6 7 (1.30%) Legal
7 4 (0.74%) Advertising
7 4 (0.74%) Telecoms
8 3 (0.56%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.56%) Multimedia
8 3 (0.56%) Retail
9 2 (0.37%) Local Government
9 2 (0.37%) Military
9 2 (0.37%) Publishing
9 2 (0.37%) Spanish Language
10 1 (0.19%) Electronics
10 1 (0.19%) German Language
10 1 (0.19%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 78 (14.44%) Consultant
2 61 (11.30%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 53 (9.81%) Administrator
4 49 (9.07%) Architect
5 47 (8.70%) Analyst
6 39 (7.22%) Windows Engineer
7 38 (7.04%) Systems Administrator
8 28 (5.19%) 3rd Line Support
8 28 (5.19%) DBA
9 25 (4.63%) Azure Consultant
10 23 (4.26%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 22 (4.07%) SQL DBA
11 22 (4.07%) Support Engineer
12 20 (3.70%) Systems Engineer
13 17 (3.15%) Developer
13 17 (3.15%) Server Engineer
13 17 (3.15%) Windows Administrator
14 16 (2.96%) Technical Architect
14 16 (2.96%) Windows Systems Administrator
15 15 (2.78%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (5.37%) .NET
2 28 (5.19%) Web Services
3 23 (4.26%) HTML
4 16 (2.96%) XML
5 15 (2.78%) ASP.NET
6 9 (1.67%) Regular Expression
6 9 (1.67%) WebSphere MQ
7 5 (0.93%) ASP.NET MVC
7 5 (0.93%) CSS
7 5 (0.93%) jQuery
8 2 (0.37%) .NET Framework
8 2 (0.37%) ELK Stack
8 2 (0.37%) Middleware
8 2 (0.37%) SAML
8 2 (0.37%) SAP PI
9 1 (0.19%) 802.1X
9 1 (0.19%) FIX Protocol
9 1 (0.19%) REST
9 1 (0.19%) Software Packaging
9 1 (0.19%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 42 (7.78%) Data Centre
2 40 (7.41%) PKI
3 31 (5.74%) Analytical Skills
4 27 (5.00%) Replication
5 23 (4.26%) Clustering
6 16 (2.96%) Management Information System
7 15 (2.78%) BYOD
7 15 (2.78%) Computer Science
8 12 (2.22%) VCE vBlock
9 11 (2.04%) Private Cloud
10 9 (1.67%) Enterprise Software
11 8 (1.48%) EMC VNX
11 8 (1.48%) Hedge funds
12 7 (1.30%) Blackberry
12 7 (1.30%) Client/Server
13 6 (1.11%) Enterprise Storage
13 6 (1.11%) Fat Client
13 6 (1.11%) Statistics
13 6 (1.11%) Thin Client
14 5 (0.93%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 359 (66.48%) Windows
2 220 (40.74%) Windows Server
3 184 (34.07%) Windows Server 2008
4 165 (30.56%) Windows Server 2012
5 87 (16.11%) Linux
6 74 (13.70%) Windows Server 2003
7 40 (7.41%) Windows 10
7 40 (7.41%) Windows 7
8 36 (6.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 24 (4.44%) Solaris
10 23 (4.26%) Unix
11 14 (2.59%) Android
12 13 (2.41%) AIX
13 11 (2.04%) Apple iOS
13 11 (2.04%) Mac OS X
14 10 (1.85%) Windows 8
15 8 (1.48%) HPUX
15 8 (1.48%) Windows XP
16 7 (1.30%) VMS
17 4 (0.74%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 156 (28.89%) ITIL
2 88 (16.30%) Migration
3 37 (6.85%) Performance Tuning
4 33 (6.11%) Capacity Planning
5 28 (5.19%) Problem Management
5 28 (5.19%) Service Management
6 27 (5.00%) Disaster Recovery
7 26 (4.81%) Agile Software Development
7 26 (4.81%) Patch Management
8 25 (4.63%) Change Control
9 24 (4.44%) Configuration Management
9 24 (4.44%) DevOps
10 23 (4.26%) ITSM
10 23 (4.26%) Virtual Environments
11 20 (3.70%) Release Management
12 19 (3.52%) Performance Monitoring
12 19 (3.52%) Project Management
12 19 (3.52%) Service Delivery
13 18 (3.33%) Change Management
13 18 (3.33%) Mobile Device Management
Programming Languages
1 194 (35.93%) PowerShell
2 167 (30.93%) SQL
3 35 (6.48%) Java
4 34 (6.30%) T-SQL
5 33 (6.11%) VBScript
6 26 (4.81%) C#
7 24 (4.44%) Perl
8 16 (2.96%) C
9 14 (2.59%) JavaScript
10 12 (2.22%) Korn
11 10 (1.85%) Python
12 9 (1.67%) Bash Shell
12 9 (1.67%) Bourne shell
12 9 (1.67%) PHP
12 9 (1.67%) PL/SQL
13 8 (1.48%) C++
14 7 (1.30%) Ruby
15 4 (0.74%) Shell Script
15 4 (0.74%) VB
16 1 (0.19%) VB6
Qualifications
1 88 (16.30%) Security Cleared
2 67 (12.41%) SC Cleared
3 63 (11.67%) Microsoft Certification
4 41 (7.59%) MCSE
5 32 (5.93%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 27 (5.00%) ITIL Certification
7 23 (4.26%) Cisco Certification
7 23 (4.26%) MCP
8 22 (4.07%) DV Cleared
9 16 (2.96%) MCITP
10 13 (2.41%) CCNA
10 13 (2.41%) Degree
11 9 (1.67%) MCSA
12 6 (1.11%) AWS Certification
13 4 (0.74%) BPSS Clearance
14 3 (0.56%) ISEB
14 3 (0.56%) MCDST
14 3 (0.56%) MOS
15 2 (0.37%) CCDA
15 2 (0.37%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (5.93%) SLA
2 9 (1.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (1.11%) Disclosure Scotland
4 4 (0.74%) WCAG
5 3 (0.56%) QA
6 1 (0.19%) GCP
6 1 (0.19%) JSP 440
System Software
1 314 (58.15%) Active Directory
2 138 (25.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 97 (17.96%) Hyper-V
4 56 (10.37%) XenApp
5 44 (8.15%) VMware ESX
6 31 (5.74%) XenDesktop
7 29 (5.37%) vSphere
8 27 (5.00%) Microsoft App-V
9 17 (3.15%) Virtual Desktop
9 17 (3.15%) Virtual Machines
10 12 (2.22%) Docker
10 12 (2.22%) VMware Server
11 10 (1.85%) DFS Replication
12 9 (1.67%) Virtual Servers
12 9 (1.67%) VMware ESXi
13 7 (1.30%) BitLocker
13 7 (1.30%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 6 (1.11%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 6 (1.11%) Oracle RAC
14 6 (1.11%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 283 (52.41%) SCCM
2 53 (9.81%) WSUS
3 42 (7.78%) SCVMM
4 40 (7.41%) Nagios
4 40 (7.41%) Puppet
5 33 (6.11%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 29 (5.37%) NetBackup
7 26 (4.81%) Microsoft Intune
8 21 (3.89%) Opscode Chef
8 21 (3.89%) SCOrch
9 19 (3.52%) Tivoli
10 18 (3.33%) Microsoft Clustering
11 13 (2.41%) SCSM
12 12 (2.22%) Netcool
13 11 (2.04%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
14 10 (1.85%) Backup Exec
14 10 (1.85%) HP SiteScope
14 10 (1.85%) Norton AntiVirus
15 9 (1.67%) vRealize
16 8 (1.48%) Control-M
Vendors
1 312 (57.78%) Microsoft
2 216 (40.00%) VMware
3 89 (16.48%) Citrix
4 65 (12.04%) HP
5 55 (10.19%) Cisco
6 41 (7.59%) Oracle
7 38 (7.04%) Red Hat
8 37 (6.85%) EMC
8 37 (6.85%) NetApp
9 32 (5.93%) IBM
10 29 (5.37%) Symantec
11 25 (4.63%) SolarWinds
12 22 (4.07%) CA
13 19 (3.52%) Dell
14 16 (2.96%) Remedy
15 15 (2.78%) Veeam
16 14 (2.59%) Intel Security
17 12 (2.22%) SAP
17 12 (2.22%) Sonus
18 11 (2.04%) Splunk
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