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 29 March 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
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 116 114 112
Rank change year-on-year -2 -2  
Contract jobs citing SCOM 10 10 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.47% 0.40% 0.68%
As % of the Systems Management category 4.48% 6.21% 11.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 7 11
Median daily rate £300 £325 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.69% -18.75%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £400 £375
% change year-on-year -12.50% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £23.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £54.08 £40.83 £26.50
% change year-on-year +32.45% +54.05%  

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 223 161 155
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 10.49% 6.49% 5.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 127 84 74
Median daily rate £475 £425 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% +19.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £200 £145
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 11 27
Median hourly rate £17.89 £17.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.20% -22.22%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £14.50 £12.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £44.00 £24.55
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year -15.55% +9.75%  

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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 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 29 March 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 6 £300 -14.28% 4
Bedfordshire -1 2 £300 +13.20% 1
Essex -8 1 £380 -
Cambridgeshire - 1 - -
SCOM
England

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 7 (53.85%) Windows
2 6 (46.15%) MCSE
2 6 (46.15%) Microsoft
2 6 (46.15%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (46.15%) SCCM
3 5 (38.46%) PowerShell
3 5 (38.46%) Hyper-V
3 5 (38.46%) Capacity Management
4 4 (30.77%) Skype for Business
4 4 (30.77%) Continuous Improvement
4 4 (30.77%) Performance Management
4 4 (30.77%) Management Information System
5 3 (23.08%) Risk Management
5 3 (23.08%) Finance
5 3 (23.08%) Remedy
5 3 (23.08%) Visual Studio
5 3 (23.08%) ITIL
5 3 (23.08%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (23.08%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (23.08%) VMware
5 3 (23.08%) Service Delivery
5 3 (23.08%) Firewall
5 3 (23.08%) Office 365
5 3 (23.08%) DevOps
5 3 (23.08%) Private Cloud
5 3 (23.08%) Skype
5 3 (23.08%) Performance Monitoring
6 2 (15.38%) SCDPM
6 2 (15.38%) SCSM
6 2 (15.38%) Windows 10

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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 4 (30.77%) Skype for Business
2 2 (15.38%) MS Exchange
3 1 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2010
Cloud Services
1 3 (23.08%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (23.08%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (23.08%) Firewall
1 3 (23.08%) Skype
2 1 (7.69%) DHCP
2 1 (7.69%) DNS
Development Applications
1 3 (23.08%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (23.08%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (15.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (7.69%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 1 (7.69%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
2 1 (7.69%) Business Consultant
2 1 (7.69%) Consultant
2 1 (7.69%) Hardware Technician
2 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Support
2 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Support Technician
2 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Technician
2 1 (7.69%) IT Engineer
2 1 (7.69%) Operations Manager
2 1 (7.69%) Server Engineer
2 1 (7.69%) Support Technician
2 1 (7.69%) Systems Engineer
2 1 (7.69%) Systems Manager
2 1 (7.69%) Technical Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 4 (30.77%) Management Information System
2 3 (23.08%) Private Cloud
3 2 (15.38%) PKI
4 1 (7.69%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 7 (53.85%) Windows
2 2 (15.38%) Windows 10
2 2 (15.38%) Windows Server
3 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (38.46%) Capacity Management
2 4 (30.77%) Continuous Improvement
2 4 (30.77%) Performance Management
3 3 (23.08%) DevOps
3 3 (23.08%) ITIL
3 3 (23.08%) Performance Monitoring
3 3 (23.08%) Risk Management
3 3 (23.08%) Service Delivery
3 3 (23.08%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (15.38%) Migration
5 1 (7.69%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (38.46%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (46.15%) MCSE
1 6 (46.15%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 5 (38.46%) Hyper-V
2 2 (15.38%) Active Directory
2 2 (15.38%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 6 (46.15%) SCCM
2 2 (15.38%) McAfee ePO
2 2 (15.38%) SCDPM
2 2 (15.38%) SCSM
2 2 (15.38%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 6 (46.15%) Microsoft
2 3 (23.08%) Remedy
2 3 (23.08%) VMware
3 2 (15.38%) Intel Security
3 2 (15.38%) Palo Alto
3 2 (15.38%) Veeam
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