The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England 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 26 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)
England / East of England
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 121 112 123
Rank change year-on-year -9 +11  
Contract jobs citing SCOM 14 18 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.60% 0.72% 0.78%
As % of the Systems Management category 5.17% 8.00% 6.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 11 15
Median daily rate £500 £425 £356
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.64% +19.29%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £360 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £366 £375 £350
% change year-on-year -2.40% +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 the East of England with a requirement for systems management skills.

Systems Management Skills
East of England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 271 225 381
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 11.65% 9.00% 12.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 145 142 236
Median daily rate £488 £425 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.70% +9.67%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £300 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £447 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +11.62% +5.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 9 23
Median hourly rate £15.00 £34.70 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -56.77% -7.46%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.44 £17.50 £20.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £45.80 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £34.85 £20.19
% change year-on-year -49.78% +72.65%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East of England 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 East of England

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SCOM in the East of England

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SCOM in the East of England over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SCOM in the East of England

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SCOM in the East of England

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Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SCOM within the East of England region over the 3 months to 26 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
Hertfordshire +2 8 £550 +29.41%
Essex -18 6 £450 +2.85%
SCOM
England

For the 6 months to 26 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 East of England region with a requirement for SCOM.

1 19 (79.17%) Windows
2 17 (70.83%) Microsoft
3 14 (58.33%) SCCM
4 11 (45.83%) PowerShell
5 10 (41.67%) Microsoft Certification
5 10 (41.67%) MCSE
6 9 (37.50%) ITIL
6 9 (37.50%) Service Delivery
6 9 (37.50%) Hyper-V
7 8 (33.33%) Management Information System
7 8 (33.33%) Windows Server
8 7 (29.17%) Performance Monitoring
8 7 (29.17%) DevOps
8 7 (29.17%) Private Cloud
8 7 (29.17%) Risk Management
8 7 (29.17%) Stakeholder Management
8 7 (29.17%) Visual Studio
8 7 (29.17%) Remedy
8 7 (29.17%) Microsoft Azure
8 7 (29.17%) Office 365
9 6 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (25.00%) Configuration Management
9 6 (25.00%) Capacity Management
9 6 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
10 5 (20.83%) Windows 10
10 5 (20.83%) Active Directory
11 4 (16.67%) Performance Management
11 4 (16.67%) VMware
11 4 (16.67%) Migration
11 4 (16.67%) SCSM

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Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 2 (8.33%) MS Exchange
1 2 (8.33%) Skype for Business
2 1 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (4.17%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 7 (29.17%) Microsoft Azure
1 7 (29.17%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (12.50%) Firewall
2 2 (8.33%) DHCP
2 2 (8.33%) DNS
3 1 (4.17%) Skype
Development Applications
1 7 (29.17%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (4.17%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (20.83%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (12.50%) SCCM Engineer
2 3 (12.50%) Server Engineer
2 3 (12.50%) Systems Manager
3 2 (8.33%) Architect
3 2 (8.33%) Consultant
3 2 (8.33%) Operations Manager
3 2 (8.33%) SCCM Architect
3 2 (8.33%) Server Support
3 2 (8.33%) Windows Server Support
4 1 (4.17%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 1 (4.17%) Active Directory Consultant
4 1 (4.17%) Business Consultant
4 1 (4.17%) Infrastructure Manager
4 1 (4.17%) Infrastructure Support
4 1 (4.17%) Infrastructure Support Technician
4 1 (4.17%) IT Engineer
4 1 (4.17%) Support Technician
4 1 (4.17%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (4.17%) Technical Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 8 (33.33%) Management Information System
2 7 (29.17%) Private Cloud
3 3 (12.50%) Data Centre
4 2 (8.33%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 19 (79.17%) Windows
2 8 (33.33%) Windows Server
3 6 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (20.83%) Windows 10
5 3 (12.50%) Windows 7
5 3 (12.50%) Windows 8
6 2 (8.33%) Linux
6 2 (8.33%) Mac OS
6 2 (8.33%) Mac OS X
6 2 (8.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (37.50%) ITIL
1 9 (37.50%) Service Delivery
2 7 (29.17%) DevOps
2 7 (29.17%) Performance Monitoring
2 7 (29.17%) Risk Management
2 7 (29.17%) Stakeholder Management
3 6 (25.00%) Capacity Management
3 6 (25.00%) Configuration Management
4 4 (16.67%) Migration
4 4 (16.67%) Performance Management
5 2 (8.33%) Application Packaging
5 2 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (8.33%) Patch Management
5 2 (8.33%) Project Management
5 2 (8.33%) Service Management
5 2 (8.33%) Strategic Planning
6 1 (4.17%) Identity Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (45.83%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 10 (41.67%) MCSE
1 10 (41.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (8.33%) CCNA
2 2 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (8.33%) MCITP
2 2 (8.33%) MCSA
2 2 (8.33%) MCTS
3 1 (4.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 9 (37.50%) Hyper-V
2 5 (20.83%) Active Directory
3 2 (8.33%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 14 (58.33%) SCCM
2 4 (16.67%) SCSM
3 2 (8.33%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (8.33%) SCDPM
3 2 (8.33%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 17 (70.83%) Microsoft
2 7 (29.17%) Remedy
3 4 (16.67%) VMware
4 2 (8.33%) McAfee
4 2 (8.33%) Palo Alto
4 2 (8.33%) Red Hat
4 2 (8.33%) Veeam