The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London 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 28 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)
London / City of London
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 155 136 181
Rank change year-on-year -19 +45  
Contract jobs citing SCOM 11 29 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.34% 0.86% 0.42%
As % of the Systems Management category 3.27% 7.00% 5.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 23 16
Median daily rate £488 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +30.00% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £439 £295 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £371 £375 £350
% change year-on-year -1.20% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Median hourly rate - £19.00 -
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 the City of London with a requirement for systems management skills.

Systems Management Skills
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 336 414 441
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 10.30% 12.30% 7.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 276 340 337
Median daily rate £525 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.52% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £325 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £378
% change year-on-year +12.50% +5.76%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 7
Median hourly rate £24.36 £19.00 £28.30
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.21% -32.86%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.80 £19.00 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.86 £22.00 £37.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £34.10 £20.50
% change year-on-year -48.68% +66.34%  

SCOM
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London 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 the City of London

SCOM
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SCOM in the City of London

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SCOM in the City of London over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SCOM in the City of London

SCOM
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SCOM in the City of London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SCOM in the City of London

For the 6 months to 28 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 City of London region with a requirement for SCOM.

1 22 (78.57%) Windows
2 21 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 21 (75.00%) SCCM
3 19 (67.86%) PowerShell
3 19 (67.86%) Windows Server
4 18 (64.29%) Microsoft
5 13 (46.43%) VMware
6 11 (39.29%) Microsoft Azure
7 10 (35.71%) Windows Server 2008
8 9 (32.14%) vSphere
8 9 (32.14%) VMware Infrastructure
8 9 (32.14%) vCenter Server
9 8 (28.57%) Service Management
9 8 (28.57%) Finance
9 8 (28.57%) Citrix
9 8 (28.57%) ITIL
10 7 (25.00%) SAN
10 7 (25.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 6 (21.43%) Skype for Business
11 6 (21.43%) Windows Server 2012
11 6 (21.43%) IaaS
11 6 (21.43%) ServiceNow
11 6 (21.43%) Infrastructure Monitoring
12 5 (17.86%) Firewall
12 5 (17.86%) Microsoft Office
12 5 (17.86%) DNS
12 5 (17.86%) Amazon AWS
12 5 (17.86%) Hyper-V
13 4 (14.29%) XenApp
13 4 (14.29%) iSCSI

SCOM
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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 (21.43%) Skype for Business
2 4 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2013
2 4 (14.29%) MS Exchange
3 3 (10.71%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (3.57%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (17.86%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 11 (39.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (21.43%) IaaS
3 5 (17.86%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (14.29%) Office 365
5 3 (10.71%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (3.57%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (25.00%) SAN
2 5 (17.86%) DNS
2 5 (17.86%) Firewall
3 4 (14.29%) iSCSI
4 3 (10.71%) NetScaler
5 2 (7.14%) Kerberos
5 2 (7.14%) Skype
5 2 (7.14%) VSAN
6 1 (3.57%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.57%) Azure SQL Database
1 1 (3.57%) SQL Server
General
1 8 (28.57%) Finance
2 2 (7.14%) Banking
2 2 (7.14%) Investment Banking
3 1 (3.57%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 7 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 6 (21.43%) Administrator
3 5 (17.86%) Consultant
3 5 (17.86%) Systems Administrator
3 5 (17.86%) Windows Engineer
4 4 (14.29%) Active Directory Consultant
4 4 (14.29%) Azure Engineer
5 3 (10.71%) Cloud Engineer
5 3 (10.71%) Windows Administrator
5 3 (10.71%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (7.14%) Active Directory Migration Consultant
6 2 (7.14%) Analyst
6 2 (7.14%) Migration Consultant
6 2 (7.14%) Migration Manager
6 2 (7.14%) Server Administrator
6 2 (7.14%) Server Engineer
6 2 (7.14%) Windows Consultant
6 2 (7.14%) Windows Systems Administrator
7 1 (3.57%) Automation Engineer
7 1 (3.57%) Windows Server Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.14%) .NET
1 2 (7.14%) ASP.NET
1 2 (7.14%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.29%) Data Centre
2 3 (10.71%) Hedge funds
2 3 (10.71%) Replication
3 2 (7.14%) Clustering
3 2 (7.14%) PKI
4 1 (3.57%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (3.57%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (3.57%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 22 (78.57%) Windows
2 19 (67.86%) Windows Server
3 10 (35.71%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (21.43%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (7.14%) Windows 7
5 2 (7.14%) Windows 8
6 1 (3.57%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (28.57%) ITIL
1 8 (28.57%) Service Management
2 6 (21.43%) Infrastructure Monitoring
3 4 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (14.29%) Asset Management
3 4 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
3 4 (14.29%) Migration
4 3 (10.71%) DevOps
4 3 (10.71%) Project Management
4 3 (10.71%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (7.14%) ITSM
5 2 (7.14%) Service Delivery
6 1 (3.57%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (3.57%) Capacity Planning
6 1 (3.57%) Data Management
6 1 (3.57%) High Availability
6 1 (3.57%) Investment Management
6 1 (3.57%) Performance Management
6 1 (3.57%) PRINCE
6 1 (3.57%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (67.86%) PowerShell
2 2 (7.14%) SQL
2 2 (7.14%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 7 (25.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 4 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (10.71%) MCSE
4 2 (7.14%) Degree
4 2 (7.14%) MCITP
4 2 (7.14%) VCP6
5 1 (3.57%) MCSA
5 1 (3.57%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.14%) SLA
System Software
1 21 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 9 (32.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (32.14%) vSphere
3 5 (17.86%) Hyper-V
4 4 (14.29%) Virtual Machines
4 4 (14.29%) XenApp
5 3 (10.71%) XenDesktop
6 2 (7.14%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 21 (75.00%) SCCM
2 9 (32.14%) vCenter Server
3 4 (14.29%) SCVMM
4 3 (10.71%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (10.71%) SCOrch
4 3 (10.71%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 2 (7.14%) Microsoft Clustering
5 2 (7.14%) SCSM
6 1 (3.57%) Backup Exec
6 1 (3.57%) WSUS
Vendors
1 18 (64.29%) Microsoft
2 13 (46.43%) VMware
3 8 (28.57%) Citrix
4 6 (21.43%) ServiceNow
5 4 (14.29%) Symantec
6 3 (10.71%) HP
7 2 (7.14%) 3PAR
7 2 (7.14%) Dell
7 2 (7.14%) Dell Compellent
7 2 (7.14%) NetApp
8 1 (3.57%) Remedy
8 1 (3.57%) SolarWinds