Period
to 27 July 2017

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 27 July 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)
UK > England
6 months to
27 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 466 349 420
Rank change year-on-year -117 +71 -13
Contract jobs citing SCOM 367 681 538
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.42% 0.67% 0.52%
As % of the Systems Management category 3.90% 6.25% 6.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 236 433 348
England median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £266 £281 £225
90th Percentile £531 £519 £488
UK median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 19 19
England median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.22% -18.18% -1.35%
10th Percentile £12.00 £18.50 £19.78
90th Percentile £34.93 £44.50 £32.50
UK median hourly rate £24.94 £35.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year -29.75% +29.09% -1.35%

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 England with a requirement for systems management skills.

Systems Management Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 9409 10895 8918
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 10.71% 10.74% 8.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 6283 7150 5503
England median daily rate £475 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £225
90th Percentile £613 £588 £550
UK median daily rate £463 £425 £395
% change year-on-year +8.82% +7.59% +5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 201 221 325
England median hourly rate £17.50 £21.33 £20.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.96% +5.67% +6.24%
10th Percentile £11.25 £12.50 £12.00
90th Percentile £46.00 £44.50 £39.00
UK median hourly rate £17.89 £22.50 £20.06
% change year-on-year -20.51% +12.16% +2.87%

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 27 July 2017.

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 27 July 2017.

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 27 July 2017. 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 -72 166 £435 +8.75% 17
South East -53 77 £430 -0.92% 10
North of England -25 52 £313 -16.67% 8
Midlands -22 31 £324 -7.50% 4
North West -19 30 £298 -25.63% 5
East of England -12 22 £450 +5.88% 1
South West 0 18 £375 -1.64% 5
East Midlands +3 17 £300 -7.69% 1
Yorkshire +16 16 £325 +12.07% 3
West Midlands -12 14 £372 +6.14% 3
North East +43 6 £450 +45.16%
SCOM
UK

For the 6 months to 27 July 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 England region with a requirement for SCOM.

1 258 (70.30%) Windows
2 215 (58.58%) Microsoft
3 202 (55.04%) SCCM
4 184 (50.14%) Active Directory
5 137 (37.33%) Windows Server
6 131 (35.69%) VMware
7 128 (34.88%) ITIL
8 102 (27.79%) PowerShell
9 100 (27.25%) Office 365
10 97 (26.43%) SQL
11 91 (24.80%) SQL Server
12 89 (24.25%) Microsoft Azure
13 86 (23.43%) Windows Server 2012
14 79 (21.53%) Hyper-V
14 79 (21.53%) VMware Infrastructure
15 77 (20.98%) Microsoft Certification
16 75 (20.44%) HP
17 73 (19.89%) Firewall
18 63 (17.17%) MS Exchange
19 59 (16.08%) Security Cleared
20 57 (15.53%) Windows Server 2008
20 57 (15.53%) Citrix
21 55 (14.99%) SAN
22 50 (13.62%) Data Centre
23 48 (13.08%) Migration
24 47 (12.81%) Linux
25 45 (12.26%) VPN
25 45 (12.26%) SC Cleared
26 44 (11.99%) Cisco
26 44 (11.99%) MCSE

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 63 (17.17%) MS Exchange
2 39 (10.63%) Skype for Business
3 32 (8.72%) SharePoint
4 27 (7.36%) IIS
5 23 (6.27%) Exchange Server 2013
6 19 (5.18%) Exchange Server 2010
7 9 (2.45%) Exchange Server 2007
8 8 (2.18%) Apache
8 8 (2.18%) Exchange Server 2003
9 3 (0.82%) BizTalk Server
9 3 (0.82%) GroupWise
9 3 (0.82%) OpenStack
10 2 (0.54%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 2 (0.54%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.27%) IBM Domino
11 1 (0.27%) JBoss
11 1 (0.27%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (0.27%) WebSphere
Applications
1 31 (8.45%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (3.54%) MS Visio
3 7 (1.91%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (0.82%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 9 (2.45%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.36%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (0.82%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 100 (27.25%) Office 365
2 89 (24.25%) Microsoft Azure
3 30 (8.17%) Amazon AWS
4 28 (7.63%) IaaS
5 17 (4.63%) Azure Active Directory
6 15 (4.09%) PaaS
7 6 (1.63%) Cloud Computing
7 6 (1.63%) SaaS
8 3 (0.82%) Mimecast
8 3 (0.82%) OneDrive
9 2 (0.54%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (0.27%) Akamai
10 1 (0.27%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 73 (19.89%) Firewall
2 55 (14.99%) SAN
3 45 (12.26%) VPN
4 43 (11.72%) DNS
5 42 (11.44%) WAN
6 31 (8.45%) DHCP
7 30 (8.17%) LAN
8 21 (5.72%) Skype
9 15 (4.09%) NAS
9 15 (4.09%) TCP/IP
10 12 (3.27%) NetScaler
11 9 (2.45%) Network Security
11 9 (2.45%) Reverse Proxy
12 8 (2.18%) SSL
12 8 (2.18%) VLAN
12 8 (2.18%) VSAN
13 6 (1.63%) Cisco ASA
13 6 (1.63%) LDAP
13 6 (1.63%) VoIP
14 5 (1.36%) ADSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 91 (24.80%) SQL Server
2 27 (7.36%) SQL Server 2012
3 19 (5.18%) SQL Server 2005
3 19 (5.18%) SQL Server 2016
4 17 (4.63%) Big Data
5 16 (4.36%) SQL Server 2014
6 11 (3.00%) SQL Server 2008
7 9 (2.45%) Azure SQL Database
8 8 (2.18%) Hadoop
9 4 (1.09%) Power BI
9 4 (1.09%) SQL Server 2000
9 4 (1.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 3 (0.82%) Data Lake
10 3 (0.82%) DocumentDB
10 3 (0.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 2 (0.54%) Oracle Database
12 1 (0.27%) Amazon RDS
12 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 1 (0.27%) Relational Database
12 1 (0.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 8 (2.18%) Visual Studio
2 7 (1.91%) Introscope
3 4 (1.09%) Git (software)
3 4 (1.09%) Jenkins
3 4 (1.09%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 2 (0.54%) Ant
4 2 (0.54%) Hudson
4 2 (0.54%) JIRA
4 2 (0.54%) Maven
4 2 (0.54%) Subversion
4 2 (0.54%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.27%) FishEye
5 1 (0.27%) MSI
5 1 (0.27%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 43 (11.72%) Finance
2 14 (3.81%) Local Government
3 7 (1.91%) Telecoms
4 5 (1.36%) Publishing
5 4 (1.09%) Electronics
5 4 (1.09%) Manufacturing
6 3 (0.82%) Banking
6 3 (0.82%) Financial Institution
6 3 (0.82%) Legal
6 3 (0.82%) Marketing
6 3 (0.82%) Retail
7 1 (0.27%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.27%) Dutch Language
7 1 (0.27%) French Language
Job Titles
1 53 (14.44%) Architect
2 38 (10.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 32 (8.72%) Consultant
4 30 (8.17%) Analyst
5 28 (7.63%) Technical Architect
6 27 (7.36%) Administrator
6 27 (7.36%) Server Engineer
7 19 (5.18%) Monitoring Specialist
8 17 (4.63%) Support Engineer
8 17 (4.63%) Systems Administrator
9 16 (4.36%) Azure Engineer
10 15 (4.09%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 15 (4.09%) Infrastructure Specialist
11 14 (3.81%) SCCM Engineer
11 14 (3.81%) Windows Engineer
12 13 (3.54%) Infrastructure Architect
13 12 (3.27%) DBA
13 12 (3.27%) Infrastructure Support
13 12 (3.27%) SQL DBA
13 12 (3.27%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (2.72%) XML
2 6 (1.63%) .NET
3 5 (1.36%) WAP
3 5 (1.36%) Web Services
4 4 (1.09%) ASP.NET
4 4 (1.09%) HTML
4 4 (1.09%) Middleware
5 2 (0.54%) Software Packaging
6 1 (0.27%) MSMQ
6 1 (0.27%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 50 (13.62%) Data Centre
2 38 (10.35%) Clustering
3 30 (8.17%) Analytical Skills
3 30 (8.17%) PKI
4 17 (4.63%) Replication
5 16 (4.36%) Management Information System
6 14 (3.81%) Private Cloud
7 11 (3.00%) Virtual Team
8 8 (2.18%) Hybrid Cloud
9 7 (1.91%) Blackberry
9 7 (1.91%) e-Health
9 7 (1.91%) Public Cloud
10 6 (1.63%) Enterprise Software
10 6 (1.63%) Enterprise Storage
11 5 (1.36%) HP Storage
11 5 (1.36%) iPad
11 5 (1.36%) iPhone
11 5 (1.36%) Mainframe
12 4 (1.09%) CESG
12 4 (1.09%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 258 (70.30%) Windows
2 137 (37.33%) Windows Server
3 86 (23.43%) Windows Server 2012
4 57 (15.53%) Windows Server 2008
5 47 (12.81%) Linux
6 39 (10.63%) Windows 10
7 34 (9.26%) Windows Server 2003
8 29 (7.90%) Windows 7
9 23 (6.27%) Unix
10 17 (4.63%) Solaris
10 17 (4.63%) Windows 8
11 14 (3.81%) Windows Vista
12 12 (3.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 10 (2.72%) AIX
14 5 (1.36%) HPUX
15 4 (1.09%) Windows XP
16 3 (0.82%) Mac OS
17 2 (0.54%) CentOS
17 2 (0.54%) VMS
17 2 (0.54%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 128 (34.88%) ITIL
2 48 (13.08%) Migration
3 43 (11.72%) Service Management
4 31 (8.45%) DevOps
5 29 (7.90%) High Availability
6 28 (7.63%) Change Management
7 26 (7.08%) Service Delivery
8 25 (6.81%) Agile Software Development
9 22 (5.99%) Disaster Recovery
10 21 (5.72%) Server Building
11 20 (5.45%) Infrastructure Monitoring
11 20 (5.45%) Stakeholder Management
12 19 (5.18%) Incident Management
12 19 (5.18%) Project Management
13 18 (4.90%) Asset Management
13 18 (4.90%) ITIL V3
14 17 (4.63%) Configuration Management
14 17 (4.63%) Root Cause Analysis
15 16 (4.36%) ITSM
16 15 (4.09%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 102 (27.79%) PowerShell
2 97 (26.43%) SQL
3 9 (2.45%) C
3 9 (2.45%) Perl
3 9 (2.45%) VBScript
4 7 (1.91%) Java
4 7 (1.91%) VB
5 5 (1.36%) Python
6 4 (1.09%) T-SQL
7 3 (0.82%) C#
7 3 (0.82%) Ruby
8 2 (0.54%) C++
8 2 (0.54%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.27%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.27%) PHP
Qualifications
1 77 (20.98%) Microsoft Certification
2 59 (16.08%) Security Cleared
3 45 (12.26%) SC Cleared
4 44 (11.99%) MCSE
5 34 (9.26%) MCITP
6 32 (8.72%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 21 (5.72%) DV Cleared
8 16 (4.36%) Cisco Certification
8 16 (4.36%) Degree
9 15 (4.09%) CCNA
10 12 (3.27%) MCTS
11 11 (3.00%) ITIL Certification
12 9 (2.45%) MCSA
13 7 (1.91%) VCP6
14 6 (1.63%) CCSP
15 4 (1.09%) ISEB
16 3 (0.82%) MCP
16 3 (0.82%) MCSD
17 2 (0.54%) Citrix Certification
17 2 (0.54%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (8.72%) SLA
2 20 (5.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (1.63%) QA
4 4 (1.09%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.82%) HMG Infosec
6 2 (0.54%) COBIT
7 1 (0.27%) PMO
System Software
1 184 (50.14%) Active Directory
2 79 (21.53%) Hyper-V
2 79 (21.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 34 (9.26%) vSphere
4 26 (7.08%) XenApp
5 19 (5.18%) Virtual Machines
6 10 (2.72%) XenDesktop
7 9 (2.45%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 9 (2.45%) VMware ESXi
8 8 (2.18%) DFS Replication
9 7 (1.91%) ISA Server
10 6 (1.63%) Docker
10 6 (1.63%) Virtual Desktop
11 4 (1.09%) BitLocker
12 3 (0.82%) Forefront TMG
13 2 (0.54%) Firmware
13 2 (0.54%) NFS
13 2 (0.54%) UAG
13 2 (0.54%) vCloud
13 2 (0.54%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 202 (55.04%) SCCM
2 27 (7.36%) SCOrch
3 23 (6.27%) Microsoft Clustering
4 19 (5.18%) vCenter Server
5 17 (4.63%) SCSM
6 14 (3.81%) Failover Clustering
7 13 (3.54%) AirWatch
8 12 (3.27%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 11 (3.00%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 10 (2.72%) Microsoft Intune
10 10 (2.72%) Nagios
10 10 (2.72%) NetBackup
10 10 (2.72%) SCVMM
11 9 (2.45%) WSUS
12 8 (2.18%) vMotion
13 7 (1.91%) CA Wily
13 7 (1.91%) Cisco Prime
14 6 (1.63%) Netcool
14 6 (1.63%) OpenView Configuration Management
14 6 (1.63%) Puppet
Vendors
1 215 (58.58%) Microsoft
2 131 (35.69%) VMware
3 75 (20.44%) HP
4 57 (15.53%) Citrix
5 44 (11.99%) Cisco
6 30 (8.17%) SolarWinds
7 21 (5.72%) Dell
8 20 (5.45%) Remedy
9 18 (4.90%) NetApp
9 18 (4.90%) Symantec
10 17 (4.63%) EMC
10 17 (4.63%) Juniper
11 15 (4.09%) CA
12 14 (3.81%) ServiceNow
13 13 (3.54%) CheckPoint
13 13 (3.54%) IBM
14 11 (3.00%) Oracle
14 11 (3.00%) Sun
15 10 (2.72%) StorageTek
16 8 (2.18%) BMC
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