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 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)
Scotland / Edinburgh
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 79 85 86
Rank change year-on-year +6 +1  
Contract jobs citing SCOM 3 13 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.25% 0.96% 0.069%
As % of the Systems Management category 2.19% 7.69% 1.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 1
Median daily rate - £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +8.33%  
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 Edinburgh with a requirement for systems management skills.

Systems Management Skills
Edinburgh
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 137 169 93
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 11.39% 12.46% 6.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 61 57
Median daily rate £450 £425 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +30.76%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £290 £138
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £420
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £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 £17.50 £34.85 £20.19
% change year-on-year -49.78% +72.65%  

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

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 Edinburgh region with a requirement for SCOM.

1 6 (66.67%) Windows
2 5 (55.56%) VMware
2 5 (55.56%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (55.56%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (44.44%) Migration
3 4 (44.44%) Microsoft
4 3 (33.33%) Active Directory
4 3 (33.33%) SCCM
5 2 (22.22%) Oracle Workflow
5 2 (22.22%) Infrastructure Management
5 2 (22.22%) Software Licensing
5 2 (22.22%) Public Cloud
5 2 (22.22%) SnapMirror
5 2 (22.22%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (22.22%) NetApp
5 2 (22.22%) DHCP
5 2 (22.22%) DNS
5 2 (22.22%) Project Management
5 2 (22.22%) MS Exchange
5 2 (22.22%) LAN
5 2 (22.22%) Solaris
5 2 (22.22%) Oracle
5 2 (22.22%) Windows Server
5 2 (22.22%) Oracle Licensing
5 2 (22.22%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (22.22%) Workflow
6 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
6 1 (11.11%) DB2
6 1 (11.11%) IIS
6 1 (11.11%) ITIL

SCOM
Co-occurring 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 2 (22.22%) MS Exchange
1 2 (22.22%) Oracle Workflow
2 1 (11.11%) IIS
2 1 (11.11%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 5 (55.56%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (22.22%) DHCP
1 2 (22.22%) DNS
1 2 (22.22%) LAN
2 1 (11.11%) BIG-IP
2 1 (11.11%) LDAP
2 1 (11.11%) WAN
2 1 (11.11%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (11.11%) Wireless
2 1 (11.11%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) DB2
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (11.11%) Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) Architect
1 3 (33.33%) Solutions Architect
2 2 (22.22%) Azure Architect
2 2 (22.22%) Cloud Architect
2 2 (22.22%) Cloud Solutions Architect
2 2 (22.22%) Lead Architect
2 2 (22.22%) Lead Solutions Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Active Directory Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Mainframe Operator
3 1 (11.11%) Server Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Service Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Service Desk Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Support Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Systems Support
3 1 (11.11%) Systems Support Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) VMware Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Wintel Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Wintel Server Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Oracle Licensing
1 2 (22.22%) Public Cloud
2 1 (11.11%) IBM Mainframe
2 1 (11.11%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 6 (66.67%) Windows
2 2 (22.22%) Solaris
2 2 (22.22%) Windows Server
3 1 (11.11%) AIX
3 1 (11.11%) OS/2
3 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (11.11%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Migration
2 2 (22.22%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (22.22%) Infrastructure Management
2 2 (22.22%) Project Management
2 2 (22.22%) Software Licensing
2 2 (22.22%) Workflow
3 1 (11.11%) ITIL
3 1 (11.11%) Problem Management
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 5 (55.56%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 2 (22.22%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (11.11%) Job Entry Subsystem
Systems Management
1 3 (33.33%) SCCM
2 2 (22.22%) SnapMirror
3 1 (11.11%) CA Endevor
3 1 (11.11%) SCOrch
3 1 (11.11%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 5 (55.56%) VMware
2 4 (44.44%) Microsoft
3 2 (22.22%) NetApp
3 2 (22.22%) Oracle
4 1 (11.11%) F5
4 1 (11.11%) IBM
4 1 (11.11%) Intel
4 1 (11.11%) McAfee