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 30 May 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
30 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM)
Rank 308 356 366
Rank change year-on-year
+48 +10
Contract jobs citing SCOM 390 288 266
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.73% 0.52% 0.49%
As % of the Systems Management category 6.91% 6.46% 6.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 235 177 142
Median daily rate £400 £347 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.44% -1.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £299 £241 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £331 £325
% change year-on-year
+20.93% +1.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 12 10
Median hourly rate £29.25 £23.50 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.46% -12.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £20.19 £19.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.75 £30.00 £33.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £23.50 £27.00
% change year-on-year
+53.19% -12.96%

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
5641 4460 4287
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 10.51% 8.10% 7.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 3581 2779 2529
Median daily rate £450 £400 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +3.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 122 179 152
Median hourly rate £27.75 £20.19 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.47% -6.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.55 £12.50 £11.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £36.75 £40.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £20.19 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+73.39% -6.11%

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 30 May 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 30 May 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 30 May 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 +62 357 £420 +20.00% 57
London +38 128 £400 +10.34% 16
South East -11 95 £450 +30.81% 10
North West +34 63 £430 +14.66% 4
Cheshire +31 39 £438 -2.77%
Hampshire +15 37 £475 +40.42% 2
Warrington - 31 £441 -
City of London +48 27 £375 -9.09% 4
West Midlands +1 25 £375 -6.25% 3
Scotland +3 24 £300 -
Surrey -21 19 £500 +26.98% 1
Buckinghamshire +11 17 £475 +5.55% 1
Berkshire -3 17 £400 +4.91% 4
Milton Keynes +11 15 £475 +7.95% 1
Yorkshire +11 14 £343 -6.48% 7
East of England -1 13 £425 +58.13% 2
Renfrewshire -26 13 £300 +136.22%
Erskine - 13 £300 -
Reading -6 12 £400 +3.22% 2
Manchester -7 12 £325 -27.77% 2
South West -18 11 £330 +10.00% 8
Staines +4 10 £550 -
West Yorkshire +1 9 £388 -7.73% 6
Birmingham +8 8 £363 - 2
Southampton +19 7 £400 +17.64% 1
Bristol +1 7 £335 +5.09% 5
Edinburgh -2 7 £350 +9.37%
Basingstoke - 7 £270 -
Portsmouth - 7 £513 -
Bradford +22 6 £388 - 1

SCOM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 May 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.

1 481 (76.23%) Windows
2 407 (64.50%) Microsoft
3 387 (61.33%) Active Directory
4 342 (54.20%) SCCM
5 314 (49.76%) Windows Server
6 285 (45.17%) VMware
7 247 (39.14%) PowerShell
8 209 (33.12%) Windows Server 2012
9 201 (31.85%) SQL
10 196 (31.06%) Windows Server 2008
11 192 (30.43%) VMware Infrastructure
12 161 (25.52%) DNS
13 155 (24.56%) ITIL
14 143 (22.66%) Security Cleared
15 142 (22.50%) Citrix
16 130 (20.60%) MS Excel
17 126 (19.97%) Linux
18 119 (18.86%) HP
19 110 (17.43%) SQL Server
20 107 (16.96%) SC Cleared
21 105 (16.64%) DHCP
22 101 (16.01%) Hyper-V
23 100 (15.85%) MS Exchange
23 100 (15.85%) Microsoft Azure
24 97 (15.37%) Finance
25 95 (15.06%) SharePoint
26 93 (14.74%) Migration
27 83 (13.15%) Windows Server 2003
28 81 (12.84%) Microsoft Certification
29 80 (12.68%) Service Management

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
1 100 (15.85%) MS Exchange
2 95 (15.06%) SharePoint
3 55 (8.72%) Skype for Business
4 41 (6.50%) IIS
5 31 (4.91%) Exchange Server 2013
6 30 (4.75%) Exchange Server 2010
7 26 (4.12%) OpenStack
8 21 (3.33%) SharePoint 2013
9 14 (2.22%) WebLogic
10 13 (2.06%) Elasticsearch
11 12 (1.90%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 11 (1.74%) Apache
12 11 (1.74%) Exchange Server 2007
13 9 (1.43%) Tomcat
14 6 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2003
14 6 (0.95%) WebSphere
15 5 (0.79%) BizTalk Server
15 5 (0.79%) SharePoint 2010
16 4 (0.63%) JBoss
16 4 (0.63%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 130 (20.60%) MS Excel
2 56 (8.87%) MS Office
3 7 (1.11%) MS Visio
4 6 (0.95%) MS Project
5 1 (0.16%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (1.27%) Remedy ITSM
2 5 (0.79%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 4 (0.63%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.63%) SimCorp Dimension
4 3 (0.48%) assyst
5 1 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 100 (15.85%) Microsoft Azure
2 55 (8.72%) Office 365
3 40 (6.34%) Amazon AWS
4 38 (6.02%) IaaS
5 36 (5.71%) Azure Active Directory
6 26 (4.12%) PaaS
7 9 (1.43%) SaaS
8 3 (0.48%) Amazon EC2
8 3 (0.48%) Amazon S3
9 2 (0.32%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (0.32%) HP Helion
10 1 (0.16%) Amazon ELB
10 1 (0.16%) CloudBees
10 1 (0.16%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 161 (25.52%) DNS
2 105 (16.64%) DHCP
3 69 (10.94%) SAN
4 49 (7.77%) Firewall
5 36 (5.71%) LAN
6 33 (5.23%) WAN
7 31 (4.91%) Skype
8 29 (4.60%) NetScaler
9 24 (3.80%) Network Security
10 23 (3.65%) iSCSI
11 21 (3.33%) VPN
12 20 (3.17%) NAS
13 18 (2.85%) TCP/IP
14 15 (2.38%) SNMP
15 14 (2.22%) LDAP
15 14 (2.22%) VLAN
16 12 (1.90%) Remote Desktop
17 10 (1.58%) Cisco Nexus
17 10 (1.58%) Internet
18 8 (1.27%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 110 (17.43%) SQL Server
2 36 (5.71%) Azure SQL Database
3 29 (4.60%) Oracle Database
4 24 (3.80%) SQL Server 2008
5 23 (3.65%) Oracle Database 12c
6 18 (2.85%) SQL Server 2014
7 16 (2.54%) SQL Server 2012
7 16 (2.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 15 (2.38%) Oracle Database 11g
8 15 (2.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 14 (2.22%) SQL Server 2005
10 13 (2.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 12 (1.90%) Relational Database
12 10 (1.58%) MySQL
13 6 (0.95%) Amazon RDS
14 4 (0.63%) DB2
14 4 (0.63%) Oracle Exadata
14 4 (0.63%) VLDB
15 3 (0.48%) BusinessObjects
15 3 (0.48%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 31 (4.91%) Git (software)
2 24 (3.80%) JIRA
3 22 (3.49%) Team Foundation Server
4 21 (3.33%) Jenkins
5 19 (3.01%) Ant
5 19 (3.01%) Hudson
5 19 (3.01%) Maven
5 19 (3.01%) Subversion
6 8 (1.27%) Visual Studio
7 6 (0.95%) NUnit
8 4 (0.63%) FxCop
8 4 (0.63%) MSI
8 4 (0.63%) Octopus Deploy
8 4 (0.63%) StyleCop
9 1 (0.16%) AdminStudio
9 1 (0.16%) Fiddler
9 1 (0.16%) InstallShield
9 1 (0.16%) MSBuild
9 1 (0.16%) Sonatype Nexus
9 1 (0.16%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 97 (15.37%) Finance
2 31 (4.91%) Banking
3 14 (2.22%) Financial Institution
4 13 (2.06%) Telecoms
5 12 (1.90%) Back Office
6 10 (1.58%) Manufacturing
7 8 (1.27%) Marketing
8 7 (1.11%) Retail
9 5 (0.79%) Advertising
9 5 (0.79%) Electronics
9 5 (0.79%) Legal
10 4 (0.63%) Local Government
10 4 (0.63%) Spanish Language
11 3 (0.48%) French Language
11 3 (0.48%) German Language
11 3 (0.48%) Investment Banking
11 3 (0.48%) Portuguese Language
12 2 (0.32%) Law
12 2 (0.32%) Military
12 2 (0.32%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 64 (10.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 62 (9.83%) Administrator
3 61 (9.67%) Architect
4 52 (8.24%) Consultant
5 47 (7.45%) Systems Engineer
6 39 (6.18%) Windows Engineer
7 38 (6.02%) Analyst
8 37 (5.86%) Support Engineer
9 36 (5.71%) Systems Administrator
10 35 (5.55%) Server Engineer
11 30 (4.75%) DevOps Engineer
12 29 (4.60%) Windows Administrator
13 27 (4.28%) Azure Engineer
13 27 (4.28%) VMware Engineer
14 25 (3.96%) 3rd Line Engineer
15 24 (3.80%) DBA
15 24 (3.80%) Monitoring Engineer
16 22 (3.49%) Active Directory Engineer
17 21 (3.33%) Citrix Engineer
17 21 (3.33%) VMware Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (6.66%) .NET
2 17 (2.69%) HTML
3 14 (2.22%) ASP.NET
4 13 (2.06%) ELK Stack
4 13 (2.06%) Middleware
5 12 (1.90%) Regular Expression
5 12 (1.90%) XML
6 9 (1.43%) CSS
6 9 (1.43%) jQuery
6 9 (1.43%) Web Services
7 7 (1.11%) ADO.NET
8 6 (0.95%) ASP.NET MVC
9 3 (0.48%) .NET Framework
9 3 (0.48%) AppFabric
10 2 (0.32%) Ajax
10 2 (0.32%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 2 (0.32%) CSS3
10 2 (0.32%) JSON
10 2 (0.32%) SOAP
10 2 (0.32%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 64 (10.14%) Data Centre
2 35 (5.55%) Analytical Skills
3 31 (4.91%) Clustering
4 28 (4.44%) Computer Science
4 28 (4.44%) Enterprise Software
5 21 (3.33%) Replication
6 17 (2.69%) Hybrid Cloud
6 17 (2.69%) Management Information System
7 16 (2.54%) Hedge funds
8 14 (2.22%) PKI
9 11 (1.74%) Blackberry
10 9 (1.43%) EMC VNX
11 8 (1.27%) Client/Server
11 8 (1.27%) Fat Client
11 8 (1.27%) Thin Client
12 7 (1.11%) Public Cloud
13 5 (0.79%) Mathematics
14 4 (0.63%) Device Driver
14 4 (0.63%) Grid Computing
14 4 (0.63%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 481 (76.23%) Windows
2 314 (49.76%) Windows Server
3 209 (33.12%) Windows Server 2012
4 196 (31.06%) Windows Server 2008
5 126 (19.97%) Linux
6 83 (13.15%) Windows Server 2003
7 66 (10.46%) Unix
8 47 (7.45%) Windows 10
9 41 (6.50%) Windows 7
10 39 (6.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 36 (5.71%) Solaris
12 33 (5.23%) VMS
13 21 (3.33%) AIX
14 18 (2.85%) Windows 8
15 16 (2.54%) Windows XP
16 13 (2.06%) HPUX
17 10 (1.58%) CentOS
17 10 (1.58%) Ubuntu
18 6 (0.95%) Windows Phone
19 4 (0.63%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 155 (24.56%) ITIL
2 93 (14.74%) Migration
3 80 (12.68%) Service Management
4 66 (10.46%) Agile Software Development
5 56 (8.87%) Configuration Management
6 52 (8.24%) DevOps
7 47 (7.45%) Disaster Recovery
8 44 (6.97%) Project Management
8 44 (6.97%) Software Engineering
9 40 (6.34%) Software Deployment
9 40 (6.34%) Test Automation
10 36 (5.71%) ITSM
11 35 (5.55%) Performance Tuning
12 27 (4.28%) Continuous Integration
13 25 (3.96%) High Availability
13 25 (3.96%) Performance Monitoring
13 25 (3.96%) Problem Management
14 24 (3.80%) Root Cause Analysis
14 24 (3.80%) Use Case
15 23 (3.65%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 247 (39.14%) PowerShell
2 201 (31.85%) SQL
3 35 (5.55%) VBScript
4 30 (4.75%) Ruby
5 25 (3.96%) Java
5 25 (3.96%) Perl
6 24 (3.80%) Python
7 15 (2.38%) T-SQL
8 14 (2.22%) C#
8 14 (2.22%) VB
9 12 (1.90%) Bourne shell
9 12 (1.90%) Korn
10 11 (1.74%) Shell Script
11 10 (1.58%) JavaScript
12 8 (1.27%) PL/SQL
13 7 (1.11%) PHP
14 6 (0.95%) C++
15 4 (0.63%) Bash Shell
15 4 (0.63%) C
16 3 (0.48%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 143 (22.66%) Security Cleared
2 107 (16.96%) SC Cleared
3 81 (12.84%) Microsoft Certification
4 63 (9.98%) MCSE
5 34 (5.39%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 25 (3.96%) Degree
7 23 (3.65%) MCITP
8 20 (3.17%) Cisco Certification
9 19 (3.01%) ITIL Certification
10 18 (2.85%) CCNA
11 14 (2.22%) MCSA
12 12 (1.90%) DV Cleared
13 9 (1.43%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 8 (1.27%) CTC Cleared
14 8 (1.27%) MCP
15 7 (1.11%) Citrix Certification
15 7 (1.11%) MCTS
16 6 (0.95%) CCA
17 4 (0.63%) LPIC
18 3 (0.48%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (3.65%) SLA
2 7 (1.11%) Disclosure Scotland
2 7 (1.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (0.79%) JSP 440
4 4 (0.63%) COBIT
5 1 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 387 (61.33%) Active Directory
2 192 (30.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 101 (16.01%) Hyper-V
4 73 (11.57%) vSphere
4 73 (11.57%) XenApp
5 44 (6.97%) VMware ESX
6 43 (6.81%) XenDesktop
7 26 (4.12%) Docker
8 21 (3.33%) VMware ESXi
9 20 (3.17%) Microsoft App-V
10 19 (3.01%) XenServer
11 17 (2.69%) NFS
12 12 (1.90%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 11 (1.74%) Veritas Volume Manager
14 9 (1.43%) EMC RecoverPoint
15 8 (1.27%) Terminal Services
15 8 (1.27%) UAG
15 8 (1.27%) vCloud
16 5 (0.79%) Firmware
17 3 (0.48%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 342 (54.20%) SCCM
2 58 (9.19%) Puppet
3 54 (8.56%) SCOrch
4 40 (6.34%) WSUS
5 39 (6.18%) SCVMM
5 39 (6.18%) Tivoli
6 36 (5.71%) Opscode Chef
7 32 (5.07%) Nagios
8 28 (4.44%) Backup Exec
9 25 (3.96%) NetBackup
10 24 (3.80%) Ansible
11 19 (3.01%) BMC PATROL
11 19 (3.01%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
12 17 (2.69%) SCSM
13 16 (2.54%) Forefront Identity Manager
14 13 (2.06%) HP SIM
14 13 (2.06%) Kibana
14 13 (2.06%) logstash
14 13 (2.06%) OPNET
14 13 (2.06%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 407 (64.50%) Microsoft
2 285 (45.17%) VMware
3 142 (22.50%) Citrix
4 119 (18.86%) HP
5 71 (11.25%) NetApp
6 60 (9.51%) Oracle
7 56 (8.87%) IBM
8 53 (8.40%) Cisco
9 49 (7.77%) Red Hat
10 45 (7.13%) Dell
11 41 (6.50%) Symantec
12 38 (6.02%) CA
13 34 (5.39%) EMC
14 25 (3.96%) Veritas
15 24 (3.80%) SolarWinds
16 22 (3.49%) BMC
16 22 (3.49%) Splunk
17 19 (3.01%) AppSense
18 15 (2.38%) CommVault
19 14 (2.22%) 3PAR
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