Period
to 26 October 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 26 October 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
26 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 384 480 508
Rank change year-on-year +96 +28 0
Contract jobs citing SCOM 110 301 390
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.40% 0.39% 0.41%
As % of the Systems Management category 2.51% 2.68% 2.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 199 248
Median daily rate £350 £440 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.45% +10.00% -
10th Percentile £195 £296 £224
90th Percentile £577 £554 £538
UK median daily rate £350 £425 £400
% change year-on-year -17.65% +6.25% +0.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 4
Median hourly rate £48.00 £23.75 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +102.11% +13.10% -10.64%
10th Percentile £37.55 £22.10 £15.95
90th Percentile £58.85 £47.30 £31.48
UK median hourly rate £48.00 £23.75 £21.00
% change year-on-year +102.11% +13.10% -8.46%

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 4,388 11,214 13,650
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 15.89% 14.57% 14.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,788 7,682 9,320
Median daily rate £500 £500 £500
10th Percentile £306 £275 £300
90th Percentile £663 £675 £650
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £500
Number of hourly rates quoted 128 262 375
Median hourly rate £35.00 £20.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +75.00% +14.29% -
10th Percentile £12.76 £12.45 £12.25
90th Percentile £50.60 £52.14 £47.00
Median hourly rate £35.00 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +66.67% +20.00% -

SCOM
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for SCOM in England

SCOM
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing SCOM in England.

Daily rate trend for SCOM in England

SCOM
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing SCOM in England over the 6 months to 26 October 2020.

Daily rate histogram for SCOM in England

SCOM
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing SCOM in England.

Hourly rate trend for SCOM in England

SCOM
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing SCOM in England over the 6 months to 26 October 2020.

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 26 October 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
London +187 49 £375 -18.92% 9
South East +121 34 £300 -28.57% 7
North of England +99 13 £350 - 2
North West +74 11 £436 +38.25% 2
Midlands +65 7 £325 -7.14% 6
West Midlands +54 7 £325 -13.91% 6
East of England +87 5 £300 -25.00% 3
South West +53 2 £394 -17.11% 2
North East +31 2 £325 -7.14%
SCOM
UK

For the 6 months to 26 October 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 86 (78.18%) Windows
2 55 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 55 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 50 (45.45%) SCCM
4 46 (41.82%) VMware
5 40 (36.36%) PowerShell
6 38 (34.55%) Azure
7 36 (32.73%) Security Cleared
8 33 (30.00%) Windows Server
9 29 (26.36%) VMware Infrastructure
10 28 (25.45%) Linux
11 23 (20.91%) SC Cleared
11 23 (20.91%) SolarWinds
12 22 (20.00%) ITIL
12 22 (20.00%) HP
12 22 (20.00%) DNS
13 21 (19.09%) Migration
14 20 (18.18%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 19 (17.27%) Office 365
16 18 (16.36%) Windows Server 2012
16 18 (16.36%) Windows Server 2016
16 18 (16.36%) Finance
16 18 (16.36%) Unix
17 16 (14.55%) DHCP
18 15 (13.64%) vSphere
18 15 (13.64%) Agile Software Development
18 15 (13.64%) Analytical Skills
18 15 (13.64%) Data Centre
19 14 (12.73%) High Availability
19 14 (12.73%) Splunk

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 11 (10.00%) SharePoint
2 9 (8.18%) MS Exchange
3 6 (5.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 6 (5.45%) Skype for Business
4 3 (2.73%) Apache
4 3 (2.73%) IIS
5 2 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (1.82%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.91%) IBM Notes
6 1 (0.91%) nginx
Applications
1 8 (7.27%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (5.45%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 38 (34.55%) Azure
2 19 (17.27%) Office 365
3 10 (9.09%) Azure Active Directory
3 10 (9.09%) IaaS
4 8 (7.27%) AWS
5 5 (4.55%) SaaS
6 4 (3.64%) OneDrive
7 2 (1.82%) GCP
7 2 (1.82%) PaaS
8 1 (0.91%) Amazon ECS
8 1 (0.91%) AWS CodeCommit
8 1 (0.91%) AWS OpsWorks
8 1 (0.91%) Datadog
8 1 (0.91%) IBM Cloud
8 1 (0.91%) Logic Apps
8 1 (0.91%) Power Platform
8 1 (0.91%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 22 (20.00%) DNS
2 16 (14.55%) DHCP
3 13 (11.82%) Skype
4 9 (8.18%) SAN
4 9 (8.18%) TCP/IP
5 8 (7.27%) WAN
6 7 (6.36%) VoIP
7 6 (5.45%) Firewall
8 5 (4.55%) LAN
9 4 (3.64%) Kerberos
9 4 (3.64%) SMTP
9 4 (3.64%) VSAN
10 3 (2.73%) CTI
10 3 (2.73%) H.323
10 3 (2.73%) iSCSI
10 3 (2.73%) PBX
10 3 (2.73%) SNMP
10 3 (2.73%) Unified Communications
11 2 (1.82%) SSL
11 2 (1.82%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (12.73%) SQL Server
2 11 (10.00%) Data Mining
3 4 (3.64%) SQL Server 2019
4 3 (2.73%) Amazon RDS
4 3 (2.73%) SQL Server 2016
5 2 (1.82%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.91%) Power BI
6 1 (0.91%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.91%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.91%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 11 (10.00%) eggPlant
1 11 (10.00%) JMeter
1 11 (10.00%) LoadUI
1 11 (10.00%) NeoLoad
2 3 (2.73%) Visual Studio
3 2 (1.82%) MSI
4 1 (0.91%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (0.91%) ClearCase
4 1 (0.91%) ClearQuest
4 1 (0.91%) Gatling
4 1 (0.91%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.91%) Hudson
4 1 (0.91%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.91%) Oracle APEX
4 1 (0.91%) QALoad
4 1 (0.91%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 18 (16.36%) Finance
2 5 (4.55%) Legal
2 5 (4.55%) Public Sector
3 4 (3.64%) Banking
4 3 (2.73%) Retail
5 2 (1.82%) Automotive
5 2 (1.82%) Local Government
5 2 (1.82%) Publishing
6 1 (0.91%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 16 (14.55%) Support Engineer
2 13 (11.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 9 (8.18%) Architect
4 8 (7.27%) Analyst
4 8 (7.27%) Test Engineer
5 7 (6.36%) Performance Test Engineer
6 6 (5.45%) Consultant
6 6 (5.45%) Infrastructure Architect
6 6 (5.45%) Performance Engineer
6 6 (5.45%) Remote Support Engineer
6 6 (5.45%) Systems Engineer
6 6 (5.45%) VMware Engineer
6 6 (5.45%) Wintel Engineer
7 5 (4.55%) Administrator
7 5 (4.55%) Server Engineer
7 5 (4.55%) Technical Leader
7 5 (4.55%) Windows Engineer
8 4 (3.64%) Messaging Administrator
8 4 (3.64%) Monitoring Engineer
8 4 (3.64%) VMware Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (10.00%) Elastic Stack
2 6 (5.45%) LDAP
2 6 (5.45%) Web Services
3 3 (2.73%) XMPP
4 1 (0.91%) .NET
4 1 (0.91%) COM
4 1 (0.91%) Middleware
4 1 (0.91%) OAuth
4 1 (0.91%) OpenID
4 1 (0.91%) RESTful
4 1 (0.91%) SAML
4 1 (0.91%) SOAP
4 1 (0.91%) Visualforce
4 1 (0.91%) WCF
4 1 (0.91%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 15 (13.64%) Analytical Skills
1 15 (13.64%) Data Centre
2 12 (10.91%) Clustering
3 11 (10.00%) PKI
4 7 (6.36%) Replication
4 7 (6.36%) Self-Motivation
5 6 (5.45%) Blackberry
6 5 (4.55%) Fat Client
6 5 (4.55%) Thin Client
7 4 (3.64%) Client/Server
8 3 (2.73%) iSeries
8 3 (2.73%) IVR
8 3 (2.73%) Management Information System
8 3 (2.73%) NHS
9 2 (1.82%) CMDB
9 2 (1.82%) EMC VNX
9 2 (1.82%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (1.82%) Private Cloud
9 2 (1.82%) Public Cloud
9 2 (1.82%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 86 (78.18%) Windows
2 33 (30.00%) Windows Server
3 28 (25.45%) Linux
4 18 (16.36%) Unix
4 18 (16.36%) Windows Server 2012
4 18 (16.36%) Windows Server 2016
5 13 (11.82%) Windows Server 2008
6 12 (10.91%) Windows Server 2019
7 10 (9.09%) Windows 10
8 8 (7.27%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (4.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (2.73%) Windows XP
11 2 (1.82%) AIX
11 2 (1.82%) Data ONTAP
12 1 (0.91%) CentOS
12 1 (0.91%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.91%) VMS
12 1 (0.91%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.91%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.91%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (20.00%) ITIL
2 21 (19.09%) Migration
3 20 (18.18%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 15 (13.64%) Agile Software Development
5 14 (12.73%) High Availability
6 13 (11.82%) Root Cause Analysis
7 12 (10.91%) Service Delivery
8 11 (10.00%) Performance Testing
8 11 (10.00%) Risk Analysis
8 11 (10.00%) SDLC
8 11 (10.00%) Test Planning
8 11 (10.00%) Waterfall
9 10 (9.09%) Test Strategy
10 8 (7.27%) Configuration Management
10 8 (7.27%) Disaster Recovery
10 8 (7.27%) Identity Management
11 7 (6.36%) Change Control
11 7 (6.36%) Change Management
11 7 (6.36%) Dashboard Development
11 7 (6.36%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 40 (36.36%) PowerShell
2 13 (11.82%) SQL
3 7 (6.36%) Perl
4 4 (3.64%) Python
5 3 (2.73%) VBScript
6 2 (1.82%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.91%) Apex Code
7 1 (0.91%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.91%) VB
7 1 (0.91%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 36 (32.73%) Security Cleared
2 23 (20.91%) SC Cleared
3 9 (8.18%) DV Cleared
4 6 (5.45%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (3.64%) Degree
6 3 (2.73%) MCSA
7 2 (1.82%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.91%) CCNA
8 1 (0.91%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.91%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (0.91%) MCITP
8 1 (0.91%) MCP
8 1 (0.91%) MCSE
8 1 (0.91%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (11.82%) SLA
2 7 (6.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (2.73%) QA
4 2 (1.82%) Cyber Essentials
4 2 (1.82%) GDPR
4 2 (1.82%) HIPAA
5 1 (0.91%) GMP
System Software
1 55 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 29 (26.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (13.64%) vSphere
4 14 (12.73%) Hyper-V
5 8 (7.27%) XenApp
6 6 (5.45%) VMware ESXi
7 5 (4.55%) Microsoft App-V
7 5 (4.55%) Virtual Machines
8 4 (3.64%) DFS Replication
9 3 (2.73%) Virtual Desktop
9 3 (2.73%) VMware NSX
9 3 (2.73%) XenDesktop
10 2 (1.82%) Terminal Server
10 2 (1.82%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 1 (0.91%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
11 1 (0.91%) BitLocker
11 1 (0.91%) Docker
11 1 (0.91%) vCloud
11 1 (0.91%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 50 (45.45%) SCCM
2 11 (10.00%) ZABBIX
3 10 (9.09%) Failover Clustering
3 10 (9.09%) Microsoft Clustering
3 10 (9.09%) Netcool
3 10 (9.09%) WSUS
4 8 (7.27%) McAfee ePO
4 8 (7.27%) Microsoft Intune
5 7 (6.36%) Nagios
5 7 (6.36%) vRealize
6 6 (5.45%) Grafana
6 6 (5.45%) Prometheus
7 5 (4.55%) NetBackup
7 5 (4.55%) SCVMM
8 4 (3.64%) Ansible
8 4 (3.64%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 4 (3.64%) Opscode Chef
8 4 (3.64%) Puppet
8 4 (3.64%) SCOrch
8 4 (3.64%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 55 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 46 (41.82%) VMware
3 23 (20.91%) SolarWinds
4 22 (20.00%) HP
5 14 (12.73%) Citrix
5 14 (12.73%) Splunk
6 12 (10.91%) Cisco
6 12 (10.91%) McAfee
6 12 (10.91%) NetApp
7 11 (10.00%) AppDynamics
7 11 (10.00%) Dynatrace
7 11 (10.00%) New Relic
8 8 (7.27%) ServiceNow
9 5 (4.55%) Dell
10 4 (3.64%) IBM
10 4 (3.64%) Intel
10 4 (3.64%) Red Hat
10 4 (3.64%) Symantec
11 3 (2.73%) Hitachi
11 3 (2.73%) Huawei