Period
to 20 January 2018

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 20 January 2018 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
20 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 493 472 442
Rank change year-on-year -21 -30 -115
Contract jobs citing SCOM 380 398 458
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.42% 0.44% 0.46%
As % of the Systems Management category 3.61% 4.14% 5.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 237 257 267
England median daily rate £400 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% -
10th Percentile £291 £263 £259
90th Percentile £538 £525 £475
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 10 26
England median hourly rate £23.50 £43.28 £37.09
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -45.70% +16.69% +33.27%
10th Percentile £11.30 £22.38 £21.25
90th Percentile £33.75 £55.65 £46.88
UK median hourly rate £32.50 £43.28 £37.09
% change year-on-year -24.91% +16.69% +33.27%

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 10,531 9,623 8,473
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 11.50% 10.70% 8.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,276 6,175 5,264
England median daily rate £485 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.78% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £269 £268 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £575
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £418
% change year-on-year +5.56% +7.78% +4.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 241 225 314
England median hourly rate £17.00 £20.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.00% - -
10th Percentile £11.00 £13.00 £11.19
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.00 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -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 20 January 2018.

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 20 January 2018.

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 20 January 2018. 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 +33 143 £400 +6.67% 23
London -57 137 £400 -11.11% 29
North of England -13 41 £400 +14.29% 16
North West -9 23 £400 +14.29% 9
South West +18 22 £369 -7.81% 9
Midlands -2 21 £438 +25.00% 10
Yorkshire -5 18 £410 +13.89% 7
East of England -7 16 £300 -15.79% 7
West Midlands +11 13 £425 +21.43% 4
East Midlands +5 8 £450 +50.00% 6
SCOM
UK

For the 6 months to 20 January 2018, 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 England region with a requirement for SCOM.

1 270 (71.05%) Windows
2 239 (62.89%) SCCM
3 202 (53.16%) Active Directory
4 196 (51.58%) Microsoft
5 157 (41.32%) PowerShell
6 147 (38.68%) Windows Server
7 144 (37.89%) VMware
8 122 (32.11%) ITIL
9 117 (30.79%) DNS
10 107 (28.16%) Security Cleared
11 105 (27.63%) SQL
12 94 (24.74%) DHCP
12 94 (24.74%) SC Cleared
13 93 (24.47%) VMware Infrastructure
13 93 (24.47%) Microsoft Azure
14 88 (23.16%) Windows Server 2012
15 85 (22.37%) SolarWinds
16 81 (21.32%) Office 365
17 77 (20.26%) Linux
18 73 (19.21%) Citrix
19 70 (18.42%) Hyper-V
19 70 (18.42%) Windows Server 2008
20 67 (17.63%) Cisco
21 65 (17.11%) Amazon AWS
21 65 (17.11%) Windows 10
22 63 (16.58%) Microsoft Certification
23 61 (16.05%) HP
24 60 (15.79%) SAN
25 59 (15.53%) Firewall
26 56 (14.74%) MS Exchange

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 (14.74%) MS Exchange
2 44 (11.58%) Skype for Business
3 36 (9.47%) SharePoint
4 31 (8.16%) IIS
5 16 (4.21%) Exchange Server 2010
6 13 (3.42%) SharePoint Server
7 10 (2.63%) Apache
7 10 (2.63%) SharePoint 2013
8 6 (1.58%) Exchange Server 2013
9 5 (1.32%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 4 (1.05%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 4 (1.05%) Drupal
10 4 (1.05%) WordPress
11 3 (0.79%) BizTalk Server
11 3 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2007
11 3 (0.79%) Tomcat
11 3 (0.79%) WebSphere
12 2 (0.53%) GroupWise
12 2 (0.53%) IBM Domino
12 2 (0.53%) JBoss
Applications
1 38 (10.00%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (2.89%) MS Visio
3 4 (1.05%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.53%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 93 (24.47%) Microsoft Azure
2 81 (21.32%) Office 365
3 65 (17.11%) Amazon AWS
4 18 (4.74%) IaaS
5 11 (2.89%) PaaS
6 9 (2.37%) Azure Active Directory
7 6 (1.58%) SaaS
8 3 (0.79%) Akamai
8 3 (0.79%) Amazon ELB
9 2 (0.53%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (0.53%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (0.26%) IBM Cloud
10 1 (0.26%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 117 (30.79%) DNS
2 94 (24.74%) DHCP
3 60 (15.79%) SAN
4 59 (15.53%) Firewall
5 30 (7.89%) Kerberos
6 26 (6.84%) TCP/IP
6 26 (6.84%) WAN
7 25 (6.58%) iSCSI
7 25 (6.58%) LAN
7 25 (6.58%) Skype
8 23 (6.05%) NAS
9 22 (5.79%) Remote Desktop
10 20 (5.26%) VPN
11 19 (5.00%) NetScaler
12 17 (4.47%) Network Security
13 16 (4.21%) Cisco ISE
14 15 (3.95%) Fibre Channel
15 12 (3.16%) BGP
15 12 (3.16%) MPLS
15 12 (3.16%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (13.95%) SQL Server
2 9 (2.37%) SQL Server 2012
3 8 (2.11%) SQL Server 2016
4 7 (1.84%) Oracle Database
4 7 (1.84%) SQL Server 2008
5 6 (1.58%) PostgreSQL
5 6 (1.58%) SQL Server 2005
6 5 (1.32%) SQL Server 2014
7 3 (0.79%) Azure SQL Database
7 3 (0.79%) Big Data
7 3 (0.79%) DB2
7 3 (0.79%) Hadoop
8 2 (0.53%) MongoDB
8 2 (0.53%) MySQL
8 2 (0.53%) Power BI
8 2 (0.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.26%) DB2 UDB
9 1 (0.26%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.26%) SQL Server 2000
9 1 (0.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 11 (2.89%) Team Foundation Server
2 10 (2.63%) Git (software)
3 3 (0.79%) Visual Studio
3 3 (0.79%) Visual Studio Team System
4 2 (0.53%) Jenkins
4 2 (0.53%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (0.26%) Introscope
5 1 (0.26%) MSI
5 1 (0.26%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 24 (6.32%) Finance
2 11 (2.89%) Publishing
3 5 (1.32%) Local Government
3 5 (1.32%) Telecoms
4 4 (1.05%) Banking
5 2 (0.53%) Investment Banking
5 2 (0.53%) Retail
6 1 (0.26%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.26%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.26%) Law
6 1 (0.26%) Legal
6 1 (0.26%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.26%) Military
6 1 (0.26%) Private Banking
6 1 (0.26%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 48 (12.63%) Architect
2 35 (9.21%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 33 (8.68%) SCCM Engineer
4 29 (7.63%) Network Engineer
5 28 (7.37%) Consultant
6 24 (6.32%) Windows Engineer
7 22 (5.79%) Administrator
8 17 (4.47%) Analyst
9 16 (4.21%) Systems Engineer
9 16 (4.21%) Technical Architect
10 15 (3.95%) Server Engineer
11 13 (3.42%) Support Engineer
12 12 (3.16%) Infrastructure Specialist
13 11 (2.89%) Azure Consultant
13 11 (2.89%) Security Engineer
13 11 (2.89%) Systems Manager
14 10 (2.63%) Hyper-V Engineer
14 10 (2.63%) SCCM Architect
14 10 (2.63%) SharePoint Administrator
14 10 (2.63%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (8.68%) LDAP
2 16 (4.21%) Web Services
3 12 (3.16%) .NET
4 8 (2.11%) XML
5 4 (1.05%) JSON
6 3 (0.79%) Middleware
7 1 (0.26%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.26%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 47 (12.37%) Analytical Skills
2 38 (10.00%) Clustering
3 33 (8.68%) Data Centre
4 30 (7.89%) Replication
5 19 (5.00%) PKI
6 10 (2.63%) Blackberry
6 10 (2.63%) Management Information System
7 9 (2.37%) Public Cloud
8 8 (2.11%) CMDB
8 8 (2.11%) Enterprise Software
8 8 (2.11%) Hybrid Cloud
9 7 (1.84%) Computer Science
10 5 (1.32%) Enterprise Cloud
10 5 (1.32%) Fat Client
10 5 (1.32%) Fintech
10 5 (1.32%) Thin Client
11 4 (1.05%) HP Storage
11 4 (1.05%) Private Cloud
11 4 (1.05%) User Experience
11 4 (1.05%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 270 (71.05%) Windows
2 147 (38.68%) Windows Server
3 88 (23.16%) Windows Server 2012
4 77 (20.26%) Linux
5 70 (18.42%) Windows Server 2008
6 65 (17.11%) Windows 10
7 34 (8.95%) Windows 7
8 26 (6.84%) Unix
9 25 (6.58%) Windows Server 2003
10 17 (4.47%) Windows 8
11 12 (3.16%) Apple iOS
12 11 (2.89%) Data ONTAP
13 10 (2.63%) Android
13 10 (2.63%) Solaris
13 10 (2.63%) Windows Vista
14 7 (1.84%) AIX
14 7 (1.84%) CentOS
15 6 (1.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 4 (1.05%) Mac OS
17 3 (0.79%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 122 (32.11%) ITIL
2 41 (10.79%) Change Management
3 36 (9.47%) Service Management
4 35 (9.21%) Migration
5 25 (6.58%) DevOps
5 25 (6.58%) ITIL V3
5 25 (6.58%) Problem Management
6 24 (6.32%) Disaster Recovery
7 23 (6.05%) Network Management
8 20 (5.26%) Service Design
9 18 (4.74%) Agile Software Development
10 17 (4.47%) Configuration Management
11 16 (4.21%) Service Delivery
11 16 (4.21%) Task Automation
11 16 (4.21%) TOGAF
12 14 (3.68%) Capacity Planning
12 14 (3.68%) Infrastructure Management
12 14 (3.68%) Server Building
13 13 (3.42%) Operational Acceptance Testing
14 12 (3.16%) Application Packaging
Programming Languages
1 157 (41.32%) PowerShell
2 105 (27.63%) SQL
3 20 (5.26%) VBScript
4 5 (1.32%) Python
5 4 (1.05%) C
5 4 (1.05%) Shell Script
5 4 (1.05%) T-SQL
6 3 (0.79%) Perl
6 3 (0.79%) VB
7 2 (0.53%) Bash Shell
7 2 (0.53%) C#
7 2 (0.53%) Java
7 2 (0.53%) PHP
8 1 (0.26%) C++
8 1 (0.26%) R
8 1 (0.26%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 107 (28.16%) Security Cleared
2 94 (24.74%) SC Cleared
3 63 (16.58%) Microsoft Certification
4 44 (11.58%) MCSE
5 28 (7.37%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 26 (6.84%) Degree
7 20 (5.26%) DV Cleared
7 20 (5.26%) MCITP
8 18 (4.74%) Cisco Certification
9 13 (3.42%) MCSA
10 11 (2.89%) CCNP
11 9 (2.37%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
12 8 (2.11%) ITIL Certification
12 8 (2.11%) MCTS
13 7 (1.84%) CCA
13 7 (1.84%) CCNA
13 7 (1.84%) Citrix Certification
13 7 (1.84%) Computer Science Degree
14 6 (1.58%) CCIE
15 5 (1.32%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (5.26%) SLA
2 14 (3.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (1.84%) PCI DSS
4 6 (1.58%) COBIT
5 5 (1.32%) GDPR
6 4 (1.05%) HMG Infosec
7 3 (0.79%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.26%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.26%) PMO
8 1 (0.26%) QA
System Software
1 202 (53.16%) Active Directory
2 93 (24.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 70 (18.42%) Hyper-V
4 34 (8.95%) XenApp
5 29 (7.63%) Microsoft App-V
5 29 (7.63%) VMware ESXi
5 29 (7.63%) vSphere
6 17 (4.47%) Virtual Machines
7 14 (3.68%) XenDesktop
8 10 (2.63%) Terminal Services
8 10 (2.63%) Virtual Servers
8 10 (2.63%) VMware Workstation
9 9 (2.37%) NFS
9 9 (2.37%) VMware Server
10 7 (1.84%) ISA Server
11 4 (1.05%) DFS Replication
12 3 (0.79%) Forefront TMG
12 3 (0.79%) Xen
13 2 (0.53%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 2 (0.53%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 239 (62.89%) SCCM
2 30 (7.89%) SCVMM
3 23 (6.05%) Nagios
3 23 (6.05%) SCSM
4 19 (5.00%) SCOrch
5 18 (4.74%) AirWatch
5 18 (4.74%) McAfee ePO
5 18 (4.74%) WSUS
6 16 (4.21%) Backup Exec
7 15 (3.95%) NetBackup
8 14 (3.68%) Microsoft Clustering
9 10 (2.63%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 9 (2.37%) HP Data Protector
10 9 (2.37%) Norton AntiVirus
11 6 (1.58%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
12 5 (1.32%) BMC PATROL
12 5 (1.32%) EdgeSight
12 5 (1.32%) Forefront Identity Manager
12 5 (1.32%) Opscode Chef
13 4 (1.05%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 196 (51.58%) Microsoft
2 144 (37.89%) VMware
3 85 (22.37%) SolarWinds
4 73 (19.21%) Citrix
5 67 (17.63%) Cisco
6 61 (16.05%) HP
7 53 (13.95%) NetApp
8 28 (7.37%) McAfee
9 25 (6.58%) IBM
10 22 (5.79%) Dell
11 19 (5.00%) Symantec
12 16 (4.21%) CommVault
12 16 (4.21%) EMC
12 16 (4.21%) EqualLogic
12 16 (4.21%) Remedy
13 15 (3.95%) 3PAR
13 15 (3.95%) Veritas
14 14 (3.68%) CheckPoint
14 14 (3.68%) Juniper
14 14 (3.68%) Veeam