Period
to 19 January 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 6 months to 19 January 2020 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)
UK > England
6 months to
19 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 463 524 500
Rank change year-on-year +61 -24 -23
Contract jobs citing SCOM 257 352 385
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.39% 0.39% 0.42%
As % of the Systems Management category 2.73% 2.60% 3.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 163 222 239
England median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £290 £275 £295
90th Percentile £544 £538 £538
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 5
England median hourly rate £45.00 £20.65 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +117.97% -12.15% -45.70%
10th Percentile £28.59 £14.83 £11.30
90th Percentile £52.75 £25.17 £33.75
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £20.65 £32.50
% change year-on-year +117.97% -36.48% -24.91%

SCOM is in the Systems Management category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for systems management skills.

All Systems Management Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 9,429 13,522 11,122
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 14.45% 14.94% 12.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,416 9,114 7,640
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £263 £313 £270
90th Percentile £675 £650 £625
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 258 341 246
England median hourly rate £18.13 £17.50 £16.82
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.57% +4.07% -15.93%
10th Percentile £12.44 £12.25 £10.94
90th Percentile £51.83 £47.00 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £19.75 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +12.86% - -12.50%

SCOM
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing SCOM as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for SCOM in England

SCOM
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SCOM in England

SCOM
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SCOM in England over the 6 months to 19 January 2020.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SCOM in England

SCOM
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SCOM in England

SCOM
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing SCOM in England over the 6 months to 19 January 2020.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for SCOM in England

SCOM
Contract Job Locations in 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 England region over the 6 months to 19 January 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South East +30 71 £425 -3.41% 18
South West +28 54 £438 +9.38% 6
London +89 53 £450 +2.86% 16
North of England +54 38 £350 -6.67% 9
Midlands +38 26 £375 +5.63% 17
North West +22 21 £300 -6.25% 7
West Midlands +21 14 £375 +7.14% 13
East Midlands +33 12 £375 +11.11% 4
East of England +27 11 £325 -22.62% 9
Yorkshire +44 9 £458 +22.00% 2
North East +13 8 £375 -6.25%
SCOM
UK

For the 6 months to 19 January 2020, IT contractor jobs citing SCOM also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region with a requirement for SCOM.

1 198 (77.04%) Windows
2 161 (62.65%) Active Directory
2 161 (62.65%) SCCM
3 147 (57.20%) Microsoft
4 126 (49.03%) Windows Server
5 109 (42.41%) VMware
6 94 (36.58%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 90 (35.02%) Azure
8 88 (34.24%) Security Cleared
9 75 (29.18%) PowerShell
10 69 (26.85%) Office 365
11 63 (24.51%) Cisco
11 63 (24.51%) Citrix
12 62 (24.12%) Windows Server 2012
13 60 (23.35%) Hyper-V
14 59 (22.96%) ITIL
15 56 (21.79%) MS Exchange
16 54 (21.01%) SharePoint
17 53 (20.62%) DHCP
18 52 (20.23%) DNS
19 51 (19.84%) VMware Infrastructure
20 45 (17.51%) Windows 10
21 44 (17.12%) DV Cleared
22 43 (16.73%) Linux
23 42 (16.34%) SQL
23 42 (16.34%) Migration
24 41 (15.95%) SC Cleared
25 40 (15.56%) Skype for Business
26 39 (15.18%) Firewall
26 39 (15.18%) SQL Server

SCOM
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 56 (21.79%) MS Exchange
2 54 (21.01%) SharePoint
3 40 (15.56%) Skype for Business
4 18 (7.00%) Exchange Server 2013
5 16 (6.23%) Exchange Server 2010
6 8 (3.11%) Exchange Server 2003
7 6 (2.33%) IIS
8 2 (0.78%) Confluence
8 2 (0.78%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (0.78%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.39%) Oracle Workflow
9 1 (0.39%) Tomcat
Applications
1 21 (8.17%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.56%) MS Visio
3 3 (1.17%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.78%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (1.56%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 90 (35.02%) Azure
2 69 (26.85%) Office 365
3 25 (9.73%) AWS
4 23 (8.95%) IaaS
4 23 (8.95%) PaaS
5 17 (6.61%) Azure Active Directory
6 15 (5.84%) SaaS
7 11 (4.28%) OneDrive
8 6 (2.33%) GitHub
9 3 (1.17%) Azure Stack
9 3 (1.17%) Power Platform
10 2 (0.78%) Akamai
10 2 (0.78%) NuGet
10 2 (0.78%) OpenShift
11 1 (0.39%) Azure ExpressRoute
11 1 (0.39%) GCP
11 1 (0.39%) Mimecast
11 1 (0.39%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 53 (20.62%) DHCP
2 52 (20.23%) DNS
3 39 (15.18%) Firewall
4 38 (14.79%) SAN
5 20 (7.78%) Skype
6 17 (6.61%) LAN
7 16 (6.23%) MPLS
7 16 (6.23%) WAN
8 14 (5.45%) VPN
9 13 (5.06%) NetScaler
10 12 (4.67%) TCP/IP
11 10 (3.89%) BGP
11 10 (3.89%) OSPF
11 10 (3.89%) Remote Desktop
12 9 (3.50%) Cisco ASA
12 9 (3.50%) NaaS
13 8 (3.11%) VoIP
14 6 (2.33%) Intrusion Detection
14 6 (2.33%) iSCSI
14 6 (2.33%) RIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (15.18%) SQL Server
2 13 (5.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (1.56%) SQL Server 2016
4 3 (1.17%) Azure SQL Database
4 3 (1.17%) MySQL
4 3 (1.17%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (0.78%) Big Data
5 2 (0.78%) MongoDB
5 2 (0.78%) Power BI
5 2 (0.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.39%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.39%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.39%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.39%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 8 (3.11%) IBM UrbanCode
2 6 (2.33%) Jenkins
2 6 (2.33%) MSI
2 6 (2.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (1.56%) InstallShield
3 4 (1.56%) Visual Studio
3 4 (1.56%) WinDbg
4 3 (1.17%) JIRA
5 2 (0.78%) Artifactory
5 2 (0.78%) GitLab
5 2 (0.78%) Maven
5 2 (0.78%) Subversion
5 2 (0.78%) TeamCity
5 2 (0.78%) Visual Studio Code
5 2 (0.78%) WiX
6 1 (0.39%) Jasmine
6 1 (0.39%) Karma Test Runner
6 1 (0.39%) MSTest
General
1 30 (11.67%) Finance
2 15 (5.84%) Public Sector
3 11 (4.28%) Law
3 11 (4.28%) Legal
4 9 (3.50%) Back Office
4 9 (3.50%) Local Government
5 6 (2.33%) Retail
6 4 (1.56%) Financial Institution
7 3 (1.17%) Banking
8 2 (0.78%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.39%) Electronics
9 1 (0.39%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.39%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.39%) Marketing
9 1 (0.39%) Military
9 1 (0.39%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 83 (32.30%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 24 (9.34%) Analyst
3 18 (7.00%) Infrastructure Support
3 18 (7.00%) Support Engineer
4 17 (6.61%) Wintel Engineer
5 16 (6.23%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 15 (5.84%) Architect
6 15 (5.84%) Windows Engineer
7 14 (5.45%) Consultant
8 13 (5.06%) VMware Engineer
9 12 (4.67%) SCCM Engineer
9 12 (4.67%) Support Analyst
10 11 (4.28%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
10 11 (4.28%) Infrastructure Specialist
11 10 (3.89%) Azure Engineer
11 10 (3.89%) Infrastructure Analyst
12 9 (3.50%) Service Desk Analyst
12 9 (3.50%) Technical Engineer
13 8 (3.11%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
13 8 (3.11%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (7.00%) .NET
2 7 (2.72%) LDAP
2 7 (2.72%) SOAP
3 5 (1.95%) Web Services
4 4 (1.56%) 802.1X
4 4 (1.56%) ASP.NET
4 4 (1.56%) HTML
4 4 (1.56%) REST
5 3 (1.17%) RESTful
6 1 (0.39%) FIX Protocol
6 1 (0.39%) MAPI
6 1 (0.39%) Middleware
6 1 (0.39%) Software Packaging
6 1 (0.39%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 34 (13.23%) Data Centre
2 31 (12.06%) PKI
3 28 (10.89%) Clustering
4 19 (7.39%) Management Information System
5 13 (5.06%) User Experience
6 11 (4.28%) Private Cloud
7 10 (3.89%) Public Cloud
8 7 (2.72%) Analytical Skills
8 7 (2.72%) Blackberry
8 7 (2.72%) Self-Motivation
9 6 (2.33%) Replication
10 4 (1.56%) Linux Command Line
11 3 (1.17%) Enterprise Software
11 3 (1.17%) FMCG
12 2 (0.78%) Blog
12 2 (0.78%) Hedge funds
12 2 (0.78%) Wiki
13 1 (0.39%) Robotics
13 1 (0.39%) SWIFT
13 1 (0.39%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 198 (77.04%) Windows
2 126 (49.03%) Windows Server
3 62 (24.12%) Windows Server 2012
4 45 (17.51%) Windows 10
5 43 (16.73%) Linux
6 38 (14.79%) Windows Server 2008
7 21 (8.17%) Windows Server 2003
8 19 (7.39%) Windows 7
9 13 (5.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 13 (5.06%) Windows 8
10 10 (3.89%) Windows XP
11 9 (3.50%) CentOS
11 9 (3.50%) VMS
12 5 (1.95%) Mac OS
13 3 (1.17%) Unix
14 2 (0.78%) Android
14 2 (0.78%) Apple iOS
14 2 (0.78%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 94 (36.58%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 59 (22.96%) ITIL
3 42 (16.34%) Migration
4 30 (11.67%) Problem Management
5 23 (8.95%) Change Management
6 22 (8.56%) Data Protection
7 21 (8.17%) Agile Software Development
7 21 (8.17%) Problem-Solving
8 20 (7.78%) PRINCE2
9 19 (7.39%) Incident Management
9 19 (7.39%) Service Management
10 16 (6.23%) Infrastructure Management
10 16 (6.23%) Server Building
11 14 (5.45%) ITSM
12 13 (5.06%) DevOps
12 13 (5.06%) Information Security
13 12 (4.67%) High Availability
14 11 (4.28%) Customer-Centricity
14 11 (4.28%) ISMS
14 11 (4.28%) Network Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 75 (29.18%) PowerShell
2 42 (16.34%) SQL
3 18 (7.00%) C#
4 14 (5.45%) Java
5 13 (5.06%) Bash Shell
6 11 (4.28%) VBScript
7 8 (3.11%) Python
7 8 (3.11%) Shell Script
8 4 (1.56%) C
9 3 (1.17%) C++
9 3 (1.17%) VB
10 2 (0.78%) JavaScript
11 1 (0.39%) KiXtart
11 1 (0.39%) Perl
11 1 (0.39%) Ruby
11 1 (0.39%) VBA
Qualifications
1 88 (34.24%) Security Cleared
2 44 (17.12%) DV Cleared
3 41 (15.95%) SC Cleared
4 31 (12.06%) Microsoft Certification
5 20 (7.78%) MCSE
6 19 (7.39%) MCSA
7 11 (4.28%) CCNA
7 11 (4.28%) Cisco Certification
7 11 (4.28%) MCITP
8 8 (3.11%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 8 (3.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 6 (2.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 5 (1.95%) ISEB
10 5 (1.95%) ISTQB
10 5 (1.95%) MCP
11 4 (1.56%) Computer Science Degree
11 4 (1.56%) Degree
12 3 (1.17%) CEH
12 3 (1.17%) ITIL Certification
13 2 (0.78%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (4.67%) SLA
2 5 (1.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (1.56%) BS7799
4 2 (0.78%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 2 (0.78%) QA
5 1 (0.39%) GDPR
System Software
1 161 (62.65%) Active Directory
2 60 (23.35%) Hyper-V
3 51 (19.84%) VMware Infrastructure
4 33 (12.84%) XenApp
5 30 (11.67%) VMware ESXi
6 27 (10.51%) Virtual Machines
7 23 (8.95%) XenDesktop
8 20 (7.78%) DFS Replication
9 14 (5.45%) Microsoft App-V
9 14 (5.45%) vSphere
10 12 (4.67%) Virtual Desktop
11 9 (3.50%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 7 (2.72%) BitLocker
13 5 (1.95%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 5 (1.95%) Virtual Servers
14 4 (1.56%) Docker
14 4 (1.56%) Xen
15 3 (1.17%) VMware NSX
16 2 (0.78%) vCloud
16 2 (0.78%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 161 (62.65%) SCCM
2 37 (14.40%) WSUS
3 24 (9.34%) SCVMM
4 18 (7.00%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 17 (6.61%) Microsoft Clustering
5 17 (6.61%) SCOrch
6 13 (5.06%) SCSM
7 11 (4.28%) Nagios
7 11 (4.28%) SCDPM
8 10 (3.89%) Microsoft Intune
9 8 (3.11%) Failover Clustering
9 8 (3.11%) HP SIM
10 7 (2.72%) Ansible
10 7 (2.72%) vCenter Server
10 7 (2.72%) vRealize
11 6 (2.33%) McAfee ePO
11 6 (2.33%) NetBackup
12 5 (1.95%) Netcool
13 4 (1.56%) EMC NetWorker
13 4 (1.56%) HP Operations Orchestration
Vendors
1 147 (57.20%) Microsoft
2 109 (42.41%) VMware
3 63 (24.51%) Cisco
3 63 (24.51%) Citrix
4 32 (12.45%) HP
5 22 (8.56%) McAfee
6 21 (8.17%) Dell
7 14 (5.45%) IBM
7 14 (5.45%) Ivanti
7 14 (5.45%) NetApp
7 14 (5.45%) Splunk
8 12 (4.67%) Meraki
8 12 (4.67%) Oracle
9 11 (4.28%) EMC
9 11 (4.28%) F5
9 11 (4.28%) Sony
10 10 (3.89%) Adobe
10 10 (3.89%) AppDynamics
10 10 (3.89%) Brocade
10 10 (3.89%) Dynatrace