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 20 January 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
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM)
UK
Rank 426 394 296
Rank change year-on-year
-32 -98
Contract jobs citing SCOM 172 240 354
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.38% 0.47% 0.70%
As % of the Systems Management category 3.69% 5.39% 7.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 116 137 209
Median daily rate £438 £393 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.46% -1.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £470 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 19
Median hourly rate £55.65 £26.00 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+114.03% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.65 £55.65 £26.00
% change year-on-year
- +114.03%

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
4662 4452 4479
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 10.42% 8.76% 8.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 3067 2756 2687
Median daily rate £475 £435 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.19% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 116 142 144
Median hourly rate £34.81 £24.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+45.04% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £13.01
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.25 £53.58 £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.75 £21.75 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+9.19% -3.33%

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 20 January 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
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 20 January 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 -25 155 £450 +12.50% 51
London -4 84 £450 +12.50% 15
South East -14 26 £463 +15.62% 8
Hampshire +12 14 £463 +18.58% 1
City of London -8 14 £450 +10.09% 2
North West +33 13 £400 +3.22% 6
Scotland +16 13 £388 +40.90% 1
West Midlands -15 11 £423 +1.80% 6
Yorkshire +11 9 £298 -9.16% 9
Edinburgh +5 9 £375 +36.36%
West Yorkshire +15 7 £300 -20.00% 8
East of England -4 7 £300 -17.24% 2
Hertfordshire -6 6 £300 -23.80% 1
Glasgow +6 4 £400 +95.36% 1
Birmingham +3 4 £460 +30.49% 1
Watford +3 4 - -
Reading +1 4 £500 +18.69% 1
Havant +1 4 £450 -
Oxfordshire -1 4 £375 - 1
Berkshire -2 4 £500 +23.45% 2
Manchester - 4 £350 - 5
Leeds +14 3 £360 +34.45% 3
Oxford +7 3 £400 - 1
Liverpool +6 3 £400 -
Merseyside +1 3 £400 -
Wakefield - 3 £275 -
Cheshire +24 2 £275 +12.24%
Surrey +4 2 £450 +18.03% 1
Milton Keynes +4 2 £500 +32.01% 1
Buckinghamshire +2 2 £500 +32.01% 3

SCOM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 January 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.

1 278 (65.72%) Windows
2 227 (53.66%) Active Directory
3 216 (51.06%) Microsoft
4 211 (49.88%) SCCM
5 166 (39.24%) Windows Server
6 152 (35.93%) PowerShell
7 138 (32.62%) Microsoft Azure
8 137 (32.39%) SQL
8 137 (32.39%) VMware
9 128 (30.26%) Windows Server 2008
10 120 (28.37%) Windows Server 2012
11 114 (26.95%) DNS
12 107 (25.30%) SQL Server
13 101 (23.88%) DHCP
14 90 (21.28%) ITIL
14 90 (21.28%) Hyper-V
15 87 (20.57%) VMware Infrastructure
16 85 (20.09%) Office 365
17 68 (16.08%) Security Cleared
18 66 (15.60%) Migration
19 65 (15.37%) Finance
20 60 (14.18%) Linux
21 59 (13.95%) Citrix
22 54 (12.77%) SC Cleared
23 53 (12.53%) Skype for Business
24 50 (11.82%) Windows Server 2003
24 50 (11.82%) MS Excel
25 48 (11.35%) MS Exchange
25 48 (11.35%) PKI
26 44 (10.40%) HP

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 53 (12.53%) Skype for Business
2 48 (11.35%) MS Exchange
3 34 (8.04%) IIS
4 32 (7.57%) SharePoint
5 28 (6.62%) Exchange Server 2010
6 20 (4.73%) Exchange Server 2013
7 9 (2.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 7 (1.65%) Elasticsearch
9 6 (1.42%) SharePoint 2010
9 6 (1.42%) WebSphere
10 5 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2003
11 4 (0.95%) Confluence
12 3 (0.71%) BizTalk Server
12 3 (0.71%) IBM Domino
13 2 (0.47%) Apache Pig
13 2 (0.47%) Apache Spark
13 2 (0.47%) Exchange Server 5.5
13 2 (0.47%) NServiceBus
13 2 (0.47%) SharePoint 2013
14 1 (0.24%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 50 (11.82%) MS Excel
2 20 (4.73%) MS Office
3 7 (1.65%) MS Visio
4 6 (1.42%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.47%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (1.42%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.47%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.24%) OpenText MBPM
3 1 (0.24%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 138 (32.62%) Microsoft Azure
2 85 (20.09%) Office 365
3 40 (9.46%) Amazon AWS
4 39 (9.22%) IaaS
5 23 (5.44%) Azure Active Directory
6 17 (4.02%) PaaS
7 8 (1.89%) OneDrive
8 7 (1.65%) Akamai
9 6 (1.42%) Cloud Computing
9 6 (1.42%) GitHub
9 6 (1.42%) Yammer
10 2 (0.47%) OpenShift
11 1 (0.24%) Google Cloud Platform
11 1 (0.24%) Mimecast
11 1 (0.24%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 114 (26.95%) DNS
2 101 (23.88%) DHCP
3 40 (9.46%) SAN
4 35 (8.27%) VPN
5 32 (7.57%) Firewall
6 29 (6.86%) Skype
7 24 (5.67%) Kerberos
8 22 (5.20%) LDAP
9 16 (3.78%) WAN
10 15 (3.55%) LAN
11 14 (3.31%) Network Security
12 13 (3.07%) Unified Communications
13 12 (2.84%) iSCSI
14 11 (2.60%) VoIP
15 8 (1.89%) PBX
15 8 (1.89%) Reverse Proxy
15 8 (1.89%) Wireshark
16 7 (1.65%) FTP
16 7 (1.65%) SNMP
17 6 (1.42%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 107 (25.30%) SQL Server
2 20 (4.73%) SQL Server 2008
3 19 (4.49%) Oracle Database
4 11 (2.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 10 (2.36%) Power BI
5 10 (2.36%) SQL Server 2014
5 10 (2.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 8 (1.89%) MySQL
6 8 (1.89%) SQL Server 2012
7 7 (1.65%) RDBMS
7 7 (1.65%) Relational Database
8 6 (1.42%) Oracle Database 11g
8 6 (1.42%) Oracle Database 12c
8 6 (1.42%) PostgreSQL
8 6 (1.42%) SQL Server 2005
8 6 (1.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 6 (1.42%) Sybase ASE
8 6 (1.42%) Sybase IQ
9 5 (1.18%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 5 (1.18%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 15 (3.55%) Jenkins
2 10 (2.36%) Octopus Deploy
2 10 (2.36%) Team Foundation Server
3 8 (1.89%) TeamCity
3 8 (1.89%) Vagrant
4 7 (1.65%) Git (software)
5 4 (0.95%) JIRA
5 4 (0.95%) Visual Studio
6 3 (0.71%) NUnit
7 2 (0.47%) FxCop
7 2 (0.47%) StyleCop
7 2 (0.47%) WinDbg
8 1 (0.24%) AdminStudio
8 1 (0.24%) InstallShield
General
1 65 (15.37%) Finance
2 15 (3.55%) Back Office
3 13 (3.07%) Banking
4 12 (2.84%) Financial Institution
5 8 (1.89%) Law
6 3 (0.71%) Advertising
6 3 (0.71%) Publishing
7 2 (0.47%) Investment Banking
7 2 (0.47%) Legal
7 2 (0.47%) Retail
7 2 (0.47%) Spanish Language
7 2 (0.47%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.24%) German Language
8 1 (0.24%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 62 (14.66%) Consultant
2 40 (9.46%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 39 (9.22%) Architect
4 33 (7.80%) Analyst
5 30 (7.09%) Windows Engineer
6 29 (6.86%) Administrator
7 23 (5.44%) DBA
8 20 (4.73%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 19 (4.49%) Azure Consultant
10 18 (4.26%) 3rd Line Support
11 17 (4.02%) Systems Engineer
11 17 (4.02%) Technical Architect
12 16 (3.78%) SQL DBA
13 14 (3.31%) SCCM Engineer
13 14 (3.31%) Systems Administrator
14 13 (3.07%) Azure Engineer
14 13 (3.07%) Developer
14 13 (3.07%) Infrastructure Architect
14 13 (3.07%) SQL Server DBA
14 13 (3.07%) Windows Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (5.20%) Web Services
2 20 (4.73%) HTML
3 18 (4.26%) .NET
4 16 (3.78%) XML
5 8 (1.89%) ASP.NET
6 6 (1.42%) Regular Expression
6 6 (1.42%) WebSphere MQ
7 4 (0.95%) Middleware
8 3 (0.71%) ASP.NET MVC
8 3 (0.71%) CSS
8 3 (0.71%) jQuery
9 2 (0.47%) ELK Stack
10 1 (0.24%) 802.1X
10 1 (0.24%) FIX Protocol
10 1 (0.24%) Rendezvous
10 1 (0.24%) REST
10 1 (0.24%) SAML
10 1 (0.24%) SAP PI
10 1 (0.24%) Software Packaging
10 1 (0.24%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 48 (11.35%) PKI
2 36 (8.51%) Data Centre
3 20 (4.73%) Analytical Skills
3 20 (4.73%) Replication
4 18 (4.26%) Clustering
5 15 (3.55%) BYOD
6 13 (3.07%) Computer Science
7 12 (2.84%) Private Cloud
8 11 (2.60%) Management Information System
9 10 (2.36%) VCE vBlock
10 8 (1.89%) Hedge funds
11 6 (1.42%) Blackberry
11 6 (1.42%) EMC VNX
12 5 (1.18%) Fat Client
12 5 (1.18%) Hybrid Cloud
12 5 (1.18%) Oracle Licensing
12 5 (1.18%) Thin Client
13 4 (0.95%) EMC VMAX
14 3 (0.71%) HP StoreVirtual
14 3 (0.71%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 278 (65.72%) Windows
2 166 (39.24%) Windows Server
3 128 (30.26%) Windows Server 2008
4 120 (28.37%) Windows Server 2012
5 60 (14.18%) Linux
6 50 (11.82%) Windows Server 2003
7 37 (8.75%) Windows 10
8 26 (6.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 26 (6.15%) Windows 7
9 17 (4.02%) Solaris
9 17 (4.02%) Unix
10 11 (2.60%) Mac OS X
11 9 (2.13%) AIX
11 9 (2.13%) Android
12 6 (1.42%) Apple iOS
12 6 (1.42%) HPUX
12 6 (1.42%) Windows XP
13 4 (0.95%) CentOS
13 4 (0.95%) Windows 8
14 2 (0.47%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 90 (21.28%) ITIL
2 66 (15.60%) Migration
3 33 (7.80%) Agile Software Development
3 33 (7.80%) DevOps
4 25 (5.91%) Disaster Recovery
4 25 (5.91%) Performance Tuning
4 25 (5.91%) Problem Management
5 22 (5.20%) Capacity Planning
6 19 (4.49%) Change Control
6 19 (4.49%) Patch Management
6 19 (4.49%) Performance Monitoring
7 18 (4.26%) Capacity Management
8 17 (4.02%) Continuous Improvement
8 17 (4.02%) Mobile Device Management
9 16 (3.78%) Email Filtering
9 16 (3.78%) Kalman Filter
10 15 (3.55%) Service Management
11 14 (3.31%) ITSM
11 14 (3.31%) Service Design
12 13 (3.07%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 152 (35.93%) PowerShell
2 137 (32.39%) SQL
3 31 (7.33%) Java
4 28 (6.62%) T-SQL
5 21 (4.96%) C
6 20 (4.73%) C#
7 15 (3.55%) VBScript
8 14 (3.31%) Perl
9 13 (3.07%) JavaScript
10 12 (2.84%) PL/SQL
10 12 (2.84%) Ruby
11 8 (1.89%) Python
12 7 (1.65%) Korn
12 7 (1.65%) Shell Script
12 7 (1.65%) VB
13 6 (1.42%) Bourne shell
14 5 (1.18%) C++
15 2 (0.47%) Bash Shell
15 2 (0.47%) VB6
16 1 (0.24%) PHP
Qualifications
1 68 (16.08%) Security Cleared
2 54 (12.77%) SC Cleared
3 39 (9.22%) Microsoft Certification
4 33 (7.80%) MCSE
5 18 (4.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 17 (4.02%) DV Cleared
7 16 (3.78%) Cisco Certification
8 11 (2.60%) MCITP
9 10 (2.36%) Degree
9 10 (2.36%) ITIL Certification
10 7 (1.65%) MCSA
11 6 (1.42%) AWS Certification
11 6 (1.42%) CCNA
12 5 (1.18%) MCP
13 3 (0.71%) ISEB
14 2 (0.47%) CBAP
14 2 (0.47%) IIBA
15 1 (0.24%) MCDST
15 1 (0.24%) PMI Certification
15 1 (0.24%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (5.91%) SLA
2 6 (1.42%) Disclosure Scotland
3 4 (0.95%) WCAG
4 2 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.24%) GCP
5 1 (0.24%) QA
System Software
1 227 (53.66%) Active Directory
2 90 (21.28%) Hyper-V
3 87 (20.57%) VMware Infrastructure
4 37 (8.75%) XenApp
5 26 (6.15%) VMware ESX
6 24 (5.67%) Microsoft App-V
7 23 (5.44%) vSphere
8 18 (4.26%) XenDesktop
9 17 (4.02%) Virtual Desktop
10 14 (3.31%) Virtual Machines
11 13 (3.07%) Docker
12 10 (2.36%) VMware ESXi
13 8 (1.89%) Virtual Servers
14 7 (1.65%) BitLocker
15 6 (1.42%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 6 (1.42%) vCloud
15 6 (1.42%) Veritas Cluster Server
16 4 (0.95%) Terminal Services
16 4 (0.95%) Veritas Volume Manager
17 3 (0.71%) NFS
Systems Management
1 211 (49.88%) SCCM
2 35 (8.27%) WSUS
3 33 (7.80%) SCVMM
4 31 (7.33%) Nagios
4 31 (7.33%) Puppet
5 27 (6.38%) Microsoft Intune
6 26 (6.15%) Opscode Chef
7 20 (4.73%) NetBackup
7 20 (4.73%) SCOrch
8 18 (4.26%) Microsoft Clustering
9 15 (3.55%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 15 (3.55%) Tivoli
10 10 (2.36%) SCSM
10 10 (2.36%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 9 (2.13%) vRealize
12 8 (1.89%) HP SiteScope
12 8 (1.89%) ITRS Geneos
13 7 (1.65%) Control-M
13 7 (1.65%) Kibana
13 7 (1.65%) Netcool
Vendors
1 216 (51.06%) Microsoft
2 137 (32.39%) VMware
3 59 (13.95%) Citrix
4 44 (10.40%) HP
5 40 (9.46%) Cisco
5 40 (9.46%) Oracle
6 28 (6.62%) Red Hat
7 25 (5.91%) EMC
8 21 (4.96%) Symantec
9 20 (4.73%) IBM
9 20 (4.73%) NetApp
9 20 (4.73%) SolarWinds
10 17 (4.02%) Dell
11 16 (3.78%) CA
12 14 (3.31%) Intel Security
13 12 (2.84%) Veeam
14 11 (2.60%) Splunk
15 9 (2.13%) Veritas
16 8 (1.89%) SAP
17 7 (1.65%) Sybase
Reading, Berkshire
Polar Recruitment
Rate: £50 - £55 per hour
Posted: 11 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
onezeero.
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Robert Walters
Rate: £325 - £375 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Austin Fraser
Rate: NEG
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £275.00 - £315.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
ReThink Recruitment
Posted: 3 days ago
Greenwich
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
South East London
Ebury
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
TEKsystems
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 4 days ago