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 February 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
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM)
UK
Rank 415 399 357
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -42
Contract jobs citing SCOM 192 240 297
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.43% 0.46% 0.57%
As % of the Systems Management category 4.29% 5.19% 6.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 128 139 188
Median daily rate £411 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £343 £400
% change year-on-year
-0.72% -14.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 12
Median hourly rate £52.50 £55.65 £27.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.66% +104.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.37 £37.26 £25.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.02 £139.20 £55.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £54.08 £55.65 £27.25
% change year-on-year
-2.83% +104.22%

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
4473 4626 4575
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.99% 8.90% 8.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 2982 2914 2702
Median daily rate £463 £438 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £285 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £370
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +8.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 98 137 153
Median hourly rate £32.50 £32.50 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +51.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.85 £12.72 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £55.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £28.25 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-25.66% +25.55%

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 February 2017.

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 February 2017.

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 February 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
England -6 173 £425 +13.33% 40
London +28 93 £450 +12.50% 16
South East -7 27 £413 +21.77% 1
North West +29 19 £350 -6.66% 2
City of London +6 16 £450 +24.13% 4
Hampshire +3 16 £375 +27.11% 1
Scotland +13 14 £388 +34.78% 1
Yorkshire +21 9 £300 -20.00% 4
East of England -8 9 £300 -7.69% 3
West Yorkshire +20 8 £325 +21.38% 4
West Midlands -16 8 £350 -14.63% 6
Cheshire +40 7 £323 +24.03%
Glasgow +8 7 £400 +95.36% 1
Manchester +16 6 £350 - 1
Edinburgh +9 6 £248 -19.83%
Buckinghamshire +5 6 £473 +24.75%
Milton Keynes 0 6 £473 +24.75%
Hertfordshire -7 6 £300 -14.28% 1
East Midlands +9 5 £288 +4.54% 5
Watford +7 4 - -
Leeds +6 4 £336 +25.58%
Belfast - 4 £275 -
County Antrim - 4 £275 -
Northern Ireland - 4 £275 -
Reading +14 3 £500 +63.93%
Berkshire -3 3 £500 +37.93%
Southampton - 3 £425 -
Wakefield - 3 £275 - 2
Greenwich - 3 £425 -
Bedfordshire +3 2 £300 +20.00% 2

SCOM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 February 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 with a requirement for SCOM.

1 266 (65.04%) Windows
2 221 (54.03%) Microsoft
3 206 (50.37%) Active Directory
4 191 (46.70%) SCCM
5 143 (34.96%) Windows Server
6 141 (34.47%) PowerShell
7 140 (34.23%) Microsoft Azure
7 140 (34.23%) SQL
8 123 (30.07%) VMware
9 111 (27.14%) Windows Server 2008
10 103 (25.18%) DNS
11 102 (24.94%) SQL Server
12 95 (23.23%) Windows Server 2012
13 94 (22.98%) Office 365
14 88 (21.52%) VMware Infrastructure
14 88 (21.52%) DHCP
15 83 (20.29%) Hyper-V
16 82 (20.05%) ITIL
17 68 (16.63%) Security Cleared
18 67 (16.38%) Linux
18 67 (16.38%) Migration
19 63 (15.40%) Skype for Business
20 60 (14.67%) Finance
21 55 (13.45%) SC Cleared
22 51 (12.47%) MS Exchange
23 49 (11.98%) PKI
24 48 (11.74%) MS Excel
25 47 (11.49%) Citrix
26 45 (11.00%) Microsoft Certification
26 45 (11.00%) Windows 10

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 63 (15.40%) Skype for Business
2 51 (12.47%) MS Exchange
3 33 (8.07%) SharePoint
4 29 (7.09%) Exchange Server 2010
5 27 (6.60%) IIS
6 25 (6.11%) Exchange Server 2013
7 8 (1.96%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 7 (1.71%) Elasticsearch
9 6 (1.47%) BizTalk Server
10 5 (1.22%) Exchange Server 2003
11 4 (0.98%) Confluence
11 4 (0.98%) Exchange Server 2007
12 2 (0.49%) Apache
12 2 (0.49%) Apache Pig
12 2 (0.49%) Exchange Server 5.5
12 2 (0.49%) IBM Domino
12 2 (0.49%) NServiceBus
12 2 (0.49%) OpenStack
12 2 (0.49%) Oracle Workflow
12 2 (0.49%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 48 (11.74%) MS Excel
2 26 (6.36%) MS Office
3 7 (1.71%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.73%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (1.22%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.49%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.24%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 140 (34.23%) Microsoft Azure
2 94 (22.98%) Office 365
3 42 (10.27%) IaaS
4 32 (7.82%) Amazon AWS
5 28 (6.85%) Azure Active Directory
6 18 (4.40%) PaaS
7 9 (2.20%) OneDrive
8 7 (1.71%) Akamai
8 7 (1.71%) Cloud Computing
9 6 (1.47%) GitHub
9 6 (1.47%) Yammer
10 2 (0.49%) OpenShift
11 1 (0.24%) Google Cloud Platform
11 1 (0.24%) Mimecast
11 1 (0.24%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 103 (25.18%) DNS
2 88 (21.52%) DHCP
3 43 (10.51%) Firewall
4 38 (9.29%) SAN
5 36 (8.80%) VPN
6 33 (8.07%) Skype
7 18 (4.40%) WAN
8 17 (4.16%) Kerberos
9 15 (3.67%) Network Security
10 14 (3.42%) iSCSI
11 12 (2.93%) LDAP
11 12 (2.93%) Unified Communications
12 11 (2.69%) VoIP
13 10 (2.44%) LAN
14 8 (1.96%) PBX
15 7 (1.71%) Reverse Proxy
16 6 (1.47%) SNMP
16 6 (1.47%) TCP/IP
16 6 (1.47%) Wireshark
17 5 (1.22%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 102 (24.94%) SQL Server
2 18 (4.40%) SQL Server 2008
3 15 (3.67%) Oracle Database
4 11 (2.69%) Power BI
4 11 (2.69%) SQL Server 2014
5 9 (2.20%) SQL Server 2005
6 8 (1.96%) MySQL
7 7 (1.71%) RDBMS
7 7 (1.71%) Relational Database
7 7 (1.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 7 (1.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 6 (1.47%) Oracle Database 11g
8 6 (1.47%) Oracle Database 12c
8 6 (1.47%) PostgreSQL
8 6 (1.47%) SQL Server 2012
8 6 (1.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 6 (1.47%) Sybase ASE
8 6 (1.47%) Sybase IQ
9 5 (1.22%) Oracle Database 10g
9 5 (1.22%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 14 (3.42%) Jenkins
2 8 (1.96%) Git (software)
2 8 (1.96%) Octopus Deploy
3 6 (1.47%) TeamCity
3 6 (1.47%) Vagrant
4 5 (1.22%) JIRA
5 3 (0.73%) Introscope
5 3 (0.73%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (0.49%) FxCop
6 2 (0.49%) StyleCop
6 2 (0.49%) Visual Studio
6 2 (0.49%) WinDbg
7 1 (0.24%) AdminStudio
7 1 (0.24%) Ant
7 1 (0.24%) Hudson
7 1 (0.24%) InstallShield
7 1 (0.24%) Maven
7 1 (0.24%) MSI
7 1 (0.24%) NUnit
7 1 (0.24%) Subversion
General
1 60 (14.67%) Finance
2 14 (3.42%) Banking
3 9 (2.20%) Back Office
4 8 (1.96%) Law
5 6 (1.47%) Financial Institution
6 3 (0.73%) Advertising
7 2 (0.49%) Investment Banking
7 2 (0.49%) Publishing
7 2 (0.49%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.24%) German Language
8 1 (0.24%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.24%) Retail
Job Titles
1 63 (15.40%) Consultant
2 48 (11.74%) Architect
3 37 (9.05%) Analyst
4 30 (7.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 26 (6.36%) Windows Engineer
6 24 (5.87%) DBA
6 24 (5.87%) Technical Architect
7 19 (4.65%) Infrastructure Architect
7 19 (4.65%) Systems Engineer
8 18 (4.40%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 18 (4.40%) Office 365 Architect
8 18 (4.40%) Support Analyst
9 17 (4.16%) Azure Consultant
9 17 (4.16%) SQL DBA
10 15 (3.67%) Administrator
10 15 (3.67%) Azure Engineer
11 14 (3.42%) Developer
11 14 (3.42%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
11 14 (3.42%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
12 12 (2.93%) Microsoft Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (4.89%) Web Services
2 19 (4.65%) HTML
3 18 (4.40%) .NET
4 14 (3.42%) XML
5 10 (2.44%) Middleware
6 8 (1.96%) ASP.NET
7 6 (1.47%) Regular Expression
8 3 (0.73%) Elastic Stack
9 2 (0.49%) WAP
10 1 (0.24%) 802.1X
10 1 (0.24%) ASP.NET MVC
10 1 (0.24%) CSS
10 1 (0.24%) FIX Protocol
10 1 (0.24%) jQuery
10 1 (0.24%) MSMQ
10 1 (0.24%) Rendezvous
10 1 (0.24%) REST
10 1 (0.24%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 49 (11.98%) PKI
2 36 (8.80%) Data Centre
3 23 (5.62%) Analytical Skills
3 23 (5.62%) Replication
4 22 (5.38%) Clustering
5 11 (2.69%) Private Cloud
6 8 (1.96%) BYOD
6 8 (1.96%) Computer Science
7 7 (1.71%) Management Information System
7 7 (1.71%) Oracle Licensing
8 6 (1.47%) Blackberry
8 6 (1.47%) Mainframe
8 6 (1.47%) Virtual Team
9 5 (1.22%) EMC VNX
9 5 (1.22%) Hybrid Cloud
9 5 (1.22%) Public Cloud
10 4 (0.98%) EMC VMAX
10 4 (0.98%) Fat Client
10 4 (0.98%) Thin Client
11 3 (0.73%) e-Health
Operating Systems
1 266 (65.04%) Windows
2 143 (34.96%) Windows Server
3 111 (27.14%) Windows Server 2008
4 95 (23.23%) Windows Server 2012
5 67 (16.38%) Linux
6 45 (11.00%) Windows 10
7 34 (8.31%) Windows Server 2003
8 33 (8.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 30 (7.33%) Windows 7
10 20 (4.89%) Solaris
11 19 (4.65%) Unix
12 18 (4.40%) AIX
13 13 (3.18%) HPUX
14 7 (1.71%) Windows 8
15 6 (1.47%) Android
15 6 (1.47%) Windows XP
16 4 (0.98%) Apple iOS
16 4 (0.98%) CentOS
16 4 (0.98%) Mac OS X
17 3 (0.73%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 82 (20.05%) ITIL
2 67 (16.38%) Migration
3 36 (8.80%) DevOps
4 34 (8.31%) Agile Software Development
5 28 (6.85%) Disaster Recovery
6 19 (4.65%) Performance Tuning
6 19 (4.65%) Problem Management
6 19 (4.65%) Service Management
7 18 (4.40%) Capacity Planning
7 18 (4.40%) Performance Monitoring
8 17 (4.16%) TOGAF
9 16 (3.91%) Capacity Management
9 16 (3.91%) Continuous Improvement
10 15 (3.67%) Change Control
11 14 (3.42%) Configuration Management
11 14 (3.42%) Patch Management
11 14 (3.42%) Root Cause Analysis
12 13 (3.18%) Project Management
13 12 (2.93%) Change Management
13 12 (2.93%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 141 (34.47%) PowerShell
2 140 (34.23%) SQL
3 34 (8.31%) Java
4 31 (7.58%) T-SQL
5 25 (6.11%) C
6 21 (5.13%) Perl
7 20 (4.89%) C#
8 19 (4.65%) VBScript
9 13 (3.18%) PL/SQL
9 13 (3.18%) Ruby
10 12 (2.93%) JavaScript
11 9 (2.20%) Python
11 9 (2.20%) Shell Script
11 9 (2.20%) VB
12 7 (1.71%) Korn
13 6 (1.47%) Bourne shell
13 6 (1.47%) C++
14 4 (0.98%) Bash Shell
15 2 (0.49%) VB6
16 1 (0.24%) PHP
Qualifications
1 68 (16.63%) Security Cleared
2 55 (13.45%) SC Cleared
3 45 (11.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 34 (8.31%) MCSE
5 17 (4.16%) DV Cleared
6 16 (3.91%) MCITP
7 13 (3.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 10 (2.44%) ITIL Certification
9 9 (2.20%) Cisco Certification
10 7 (1.71%) Degree
11 6 (1.47%) MCP
12 5 (1.22%) AWS Certification
12 5 (1.22%) CCNA
13 4 (0.98%) MCSA
14 3 (0.73%) ISEB
14 3 (0.73%) MCDBA
15 2 (0.49%) CBAP
15 2 (0.49%) IIBA
15 2 (0.49%) MCSD
16 1 (0.24%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (4.65%) SLA
2 6 (1.47%) Disclosure Scotland
3 4 (0.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.49%) PMO
5 1 (0.24%) GCP
System Software
1 206 (50.37%) Active Directory
2 88 (21.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 83 (20.29%) Hyper-V
4 40 (9.78%) XenApp
5 23 (5.62%) Virtual Machines
6 21 (5.13%) vSphere
7 20 (4.89%) VMware ESX
8 19 (4.65%) XenDesktop
9 15 (3.67%) Microsoft App-V
10 13 (3.18%) Docker
11 11 (2.69%) VMware ESXi
12 10 (2.44%) Virtual Desktop
12 10 (2.44%) Virtual Servers
13 7 (1.71%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 7 (1.71%) vCloud
14 4 (0.98%) BitLocker
14 4 (0.98%) ISA Server
14 4 (0.98%) NFS
15 3 (0.73%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 3 (0.73%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 191 (46.70%) SCCM
2 35 (8.56%) SCVMM
3 34 (8.31%) Microsoft Intune
3 34 (8.31%) Nagios
4 30 (7.33%) Puppet
4 30 (7.33%) WSUS
5 26 (6.36%) SCOrch
6 24 (5.87%) Opscode Chef
7 19 (4.65%) Microsoft Clustering
8 18 (4.40%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 14 (3.42%) Netcool
9 14 (3.42%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 14 (3.42%) Tivoli
10 13 (3.18%) NetBackup
11 11 (2.69%) SCSM
12 10 (2.44%) vRealize
13 8 (1.96%) HP SiteScope
13 8 (1.96%) ITRS Geneos
14 7 (1.71%) IBM BigFix
14 7 (1.71%) Kibana
Vendors
1 221 (54.03%) Microsoft
2 123 (30.07%) VMware
3 47 (11.49%) Citrix
4 37 (9.05%) Oracle
5 35 (8.56%) HP
6 32 (7.82%) Cisco
7 27 (6.60%) Red Hat
8 24 (5.87%) CA
9 23 (5.62%) NetApp
9 23 (5.62%) SolarWinds
10 22 (5.38%) EMC
10 22 (5.38%) Symantec
11 21 (5.13%) Dell
12 17 (4.16%) IBM
13 13 (3.18%) Veeam
14 11 (2.69%) Splunk
15 10 (2.44%) SAP
16 9 (2.20%) Nimsoft
16 9 (2.20%) ServiceNow
17 7 (1.71%) Sybase
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