The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire with a requirement for SCOM skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SCOM over the 3 months to 23 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM)
South East / Buckinghamshire
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 78 64 75
Rank change year-on-year -14 +11  
Contract jobs citing SCOM 10 10 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 0.98% 1.05% 1.46%
As % of the Systems Management category 6.90% 12.66% 10.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 8 15
Median daily rate £454 £495 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.28% +12.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £446 £430 £366
10% offered a daily rate of more than £487 £508 £453
UK excluding London median daily rate £371 £375 £350
% change year-on-year -1.20% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.75 £36.00 £25.09
% change year-on-year -17.36% +43.46%  

SCOM is in the systems management skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire with a requirement for systems management skills.

Systems Management Skills
Buckinghamshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 145 79 173
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire 14.20% 8.27% 14.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 31 67
Median daily rate £458 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.77% +12.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £276 £287 £291
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £455
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +12.50% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 6
Median hourly rate £12.50 - £25.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £34.85 £20.19
% change year-on-year -49.78% +72.65%  

SCOM
Job Vacancy Trend in Buckinghamshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire citing SCOM as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Systems Management category.

Job vacancy trend for SCOM in Buckinghamshire

SCOM
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SCOM in Buckinghamshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for SCOM in Buckinghamshire

SCOM
Contract Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SCOM within the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 23 June 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
Milton Keynes -11 10 £454 -8.28%
SCOM
South East

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 across the Buckinghamshire region with a requirement for SCOM.

1 16 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 14 (70.00%) Windows
3 9 (45.00%) Active Directory
4 8 (40.00%) SCCM
4 8 (40.00%) Windows Server
5 7 (35.00%) DevOps
5 7 (35.00%) Nimsoft
5 7 (35.00%) Root Cause Analysis
5 7 (35.00%) NetQoS
5 7 (35.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 7 (35.00%) CA Wily
5 7 (35.00%) Introscope
5 7 (35.00%) VMware
5 7 (35.00%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (35.00%) e-Health
5 7 (35.00%) CA
5 7 (35.00%) Linux
5 7 (35.00%) Oracle
6 6 (30.00%) ITIL
6 6 (30.00%) MS Exchange
6 6 (30.00%) Firewall
6 6 (30.00%) SAN
6 6 (30.00%) Hyper-V
7 5 (25.00%) Security Cleared
7 5 (25.00%) SC Cleared
7 5 (25.00%) Windows Vista
7 5 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (25.00%) Infrastructure Management
7 5 (25.00%) Office 365
7 5 (25.00%) Microsoft Clustering

SCOM
Co-occurring IT Skills in Buckinghamshire 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 6 (30.00%) MS Exchange
2 4 (20.00%) Apache
2 4 (20.00%) IIS
3 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (5.00%) SharePoint
3 1 (5.00%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (25.00%) Office 365
2 4 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (10.00%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (30.00%) Firewall
1 6 (30.00%) SAN
2 4 (20.00%) NAS
3 2 (10.00%) WAN
4 1 (5.00%) ADSL
4 1 (5.00%) DNS
4 1 (5.00%) LAN
4 1 (5.00%) MPLS
4 1 (5.00%) Network Security
4 1 (5.00%) TCP/IP
4 1 (5.00%) VLAN
4 1 (5.00%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (20.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 4 (20.00%) SQL Server 2012
2 4 (20.00%) SQL Server 2016
3 3 (15.00%) Big Data
3 3 (15.00%) Hadoop
4 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 7 (35.00%) Introscope
2 1 (5.00%) MSI
General
1 5 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (40.00%) Architect
2 7 (35.00%) Monitoring Specialist
2 7 (35.00%) Technical Architect
3 3 (15.00%) Consultant
4 2 (10.00%) Nagios Consultant
5 1 (5.00%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
5 1 (5.00%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Automation Architect
5 1 (5.00%) Automation Consultant
5 1 (5.00%) Data Centre Architect
5 1 (5.00%) Data Centre Consultant
5 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
5 1 (5.00%) Nagios Architect
5 1 (5.00%) Network Infrastructure Architect
5 1 (5.00%) Network Technical Architect
5 1 (5.00%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
5 1 (5.00%) VMware Consultant
5 1 (5.00%) VMware Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 7 (35.00%) e-Health
2 5 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (25.00%) Clustering
3 2 (10.00%) Data Centre
3 2 (10.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 14 (70.00%) Windows
2 8 (40.00%) Windows Server
3 7 (35.00%) Linux
4 5 (25.00%) Unix
4 5 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (25.00%) Windows Vista
5 4 (20.00%) Solaris
6 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (5.00%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (35.00%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (35.00%) DevOps
1 7 (35.00%) Root Cause Analysis
2 6 (30.00%) ITIL
3 5 (25.00%) Incident Management
3 5 (25.00%) Infrastructure Management
3 5 (25.00%) Technical Architecture
4 2 (10.00%) TOGAF
5 1 (5.00%) Email Filtering
5 1 (5.00%) ITIL V2
5 1 (5.00%) ITIL V3
5 1 (5.00%) Kalman Filter
5 1 (5.00%) PRINCE2
5 1 (5.00%) Project Management
5 1 (5.00%) Statistics
5 1 (5.00%) Virtual Environments
5 1 (5.00%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.00%) SQL
2 1 (5.00%) VB
2 1 (5.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 5 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 5 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (20.00%) MCSE
2 4 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (15.00%) MCITP
3 3 (15.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 2 (10.00%) CCNA
4 2 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (5.00%) CCSP
5 1 (5.00%) DV Cleared
5 1 (5.00%) OCA
5 1 (5.00%) Oracle Certification
System Software
1 9 (45.00%) Active Directory
2 7 (35.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (30.00%) Hyper-V
4 3 (15.00%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (10.00%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (10.00%) vSphere
6 1 (5.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (5.00%) Terminal Server
6 1 (5.00%) vCloud
6 1 (5.00%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (5.00%) XenApp
6 1 (5.00%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 8 (40.00%) SCCM
2 7 (35.00%) CA Wily
3 5 (25.00%) Microsoft Clustering
4 4 (20.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 2 (10.00%) BladeLogic
5 2 (10.00%) Nagios
5 2 (10.00%) vMotion
6 1 (5.00%) EdgeSight
Vendors
1 16 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (35.00%) CA
2 7 (35.00%) NetQoS
2 7 (35.00%) Nimsoft
2 7 (35.00%) Oracle
2 7 (35.00%) VMware
3 5 (25.00%) Citrix
3 5 (25.00%) HP
3 5 (25.00%) Remedy
4 4 (20.00%) StorageTek
4 4 (20.00%) Sun
5 2 (10.00%) SolarWinds
5 2 (10.00%) Veeam
6 1 (5.00%) 3PAR
6 1 (5.00%) AppSense
6 1 (5.00%) Barracuda Networks
6 1 (5.00%) CommVault
6 1 (5.00%) EMC
6 1 (5.00%) Nimble Storage
6 1 (5.00%) Red Hat