The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 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 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM)
Scotland / Edinburgh
Rank 65 78 85
Rank change year-on-year +13 +7  
Contract jobs citing SCOM 6 11 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.67% 0.73% 0.21%
As % of the Systems Management category 7.50% 10.89% 4.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 2
Median daily rate £120 £343 £329
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -64.96% +4.18%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £400 £375
% change year-on-year -12.50% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 Edinburgh with a requirement for systems management skills.

Systems Management Skills
Edinburgh
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 80 101 69
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 8.92% 6.66% 4.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 54 31
Median daily rate £425 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £473
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £20.75 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £21.25
% change year-on-year -15.55% +5.88%  

SCOM
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Edinburgh 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 Edinburgh

SCOM
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SCOM in Edinburgh

SCOM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 26 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 Edinburgh region with a requirement for SCOM.

1 13 (86.67%) Windows
2 10 (66.67%) VMware
3 9 (60.00%) SCCM
4 8 (53.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (53.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (53.33%) Citrix
4 8 (53.33%) Windows 7
4 8 (53.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (46.67%) Root Cause Analysis
5 7 (46.67%) Active Directory
5 7 (46.67%) XenApp
5 7 (46.67%) XenDesktop
5 7 (46.67%) PowerShell
5 7 (46.67%) Finance
6 6 (40.00%) VMware ESX
6 6 (40.00%) Microsoft
6 6 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
7 5 (33.33%) Windows 10
7 5 (33.33%) MS Exchange
7 5 (33.33%) Microsoft App-V
8 4 (26.67%) Migration
8 4 (26.67%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (26.67%) ITIL
8 4 (26.67%) Exchange Server 2010
9 3 (20.00%) Skype for Business
9 3 (20.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 3 (20.00%) Windows Server
9 3 (20.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 3 (20.00%) Data Centre
9 3 (20.00%) DNS

SCOM
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh 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 5 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 4 (26.67%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (20.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 3 (20.00%) Skype for Business
4 2 (13.33%) Oracle Workflow
5 1 (6.67%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (6.67%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (13.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (20.00%) DHCP
1 3 (20.00%) DNS
2 1 (6.67%) BIG-IP
2 1 (6.67%) LAN
2 1 (6.67%) VPN
2 1 (6.67%) WAN
2 1 (6.67%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (20.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (6.67%) DB2
Development Applications
1 2 (13.33%) WinDbg
General
1 7 (46.67%) Finance
2 3 (20.00%) Law
3 1 (6.67%) Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (33.33%) Analyst
2 3 (20.00%) Architect
2 3 (20.00%) IT Analyst
2 3 (20.00%) Senior Analyst
2 3 (20.00%) Solutions Architect
3 2 (13.33%) Applications Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Azure Architect
3 2 (13.33%) Citrix Specialist
3 2 (13.33%) Cloud Architect
3 2 (13.33%) Cloud Solutions Architect
3 2 (13.33%) Lead Architect
3 2 (13.33%) Lead Solutions Architect
3 2 (13.33%) Migration Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Senior Systems Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Service Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Service Desk Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Systems Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Mainframe Operator
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) Blackberry
1 3 (20.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (13.33%) Oracle Licensing
2 2 (13.33%) Public Cloud
3 1 (6.67%) Fat Client
3 1 (6.67%) IBM Mainframe
3 1 (6.67%) Mainframe
3 1 (6.67%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 13 (86.67%) Windows
2 8 (53.33%) Windows 7
2 8 (53.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 8 (53.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (33.33%) Windows 10
4 3 (20.00%) Windows Server
5 2 (13.33%) Solaris
6 1 (6.67%) AIX
6 1 (6.67%) OS/2
6 1 (6.67%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (46.67%) Root Cause Analysis
2 4 (26.67%) ITIL
2 4 (26.67%) Migration
2 4 (26.67%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (13.33%) Application Discovery
3 2 (13.33%) Asset Management
3 2 (13.33%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (13.33%) Functional Testing
3 2 (13.33%) Infrastructure Management
3 2 (13.33%) Non-Functional Testing
3 2 (13.33%) Performance Monitoring
3 2 (13.33%) Project Management
3 2 (13.33%) Software Licensing
3 2 (13.33%) Translating Business Requirements
3 2 (13.33%) Workflow
4 1 (6.67%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (46.67%) PowerShell
2 3 (20.00%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 8 (53.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (46.67%) Active Directory
2 7 (46.67%) XenApp
2 7 (46.67%) XenDesktop
3 6 (40.00%) VMware ESX
4 5 (33.33%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (13.33%) Hyper-V
5 2 (13.33%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (13.33%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (6.67%) Job Entry Subsystem
6 1 (6.67%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 9 (60.00%) SCCM
2 3 (20.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 3 (20.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 2 (13.33%) SnapMirror
4 1 (6.67%) CA Endevor
4 1 (6.67%) SCOrch
4 1 (6.67%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 10 (66.67%) VMware
2 8 (53.33%) Citrix
3 6 (40.00%) Microsoft
4 3 (20.00%) CA
4 3 (20.00%) Symantec
5 2 (13.33%) Cisco
5 2 (13.33%) NetApp
5 2 (13.33%) Oracle
5 2 (13.33%) Varonis
6 1 (6.67%) F5
6 1 (6.67%) IBM
6 1 (6.67%) Intel