Period
to 24 July 2021

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 24 July 2021 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
24 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 567 420 501
Rank change year-on-year -147 +81 -1
Contract jobs citing SCOM 119 133 352
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.21% 0.40% 0.42%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.33% 2.59% 2.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 81 248
10th Percentile £323 £250 £261
25th Percentile £376 £288 £316
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £423 £400 £425
Median % change year-on-year +5.63% -5.88% +6.25%
75th Percentile £516 £495 £488
90th Percentile £550 £545 £563
UK median daily rate £423 £400 £425
% change year-on-year +5.63% -5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 8
Median hourly rate £34.36 £45.00 £23.75
Median % change year-on-year -23.65% +89.47% +13.10%
UK median hourly rate £34.36 £45.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year -23.65% +89.47% +13.10%

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 8,966 5,132 12,722
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 15.84% 15.37% 15.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,335 3,629 8,736
10th Percentile £350 £306 £300
25th Percentile £431 £413 £409
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% - +2.56%
75th Percentile £613 £600 £600
90th Percentile £694 £675 £675
UK median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 122 97 267
10th Percentile £14.78 £12.42 £12.00
25th Percentile £16.26 £14.50 £13.81
Median hourly rate £22.00 £19.39 £18.80
Median % change year-on-year +13.46% +3.14% -1.05%
75th Percentile £47.34 £35.00 £26.00
90th Percentile £60.00 £47.83 £47.63
UK median hourly rate £32.50 £19.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +66.67% -2.50% +5.26%

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 24 July 2021.

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 24 July 2021.

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 24 July 2021. 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 -127 53 £420 +12.00% 5
South East -38 19 £475 +15.15% 13
North of England -45 18 £400 - 5
Yorkshire -13 13 £430 +37.60% 2
South West -16 11 £450 -17.43% 1
Midlands -34 8 £414 -8.06% 11
East of England -19 7 £344 +5.77%
West Midlands -38 6 £414 -8.06% 8
North West -36 4 £375 -19.35% 2
East Midlands -17 2 £687 +52.67% 3
North East - 1 £400 - 1
SCOM
UK

For the 6 months to 24 July 2021, 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 89 (74.79%) Windows
2 76 (63.87%) Active Directory
3 75 (63.03%) SCCM
4 58 (48.74%) Windows Server
5 54 (45.38%) VMware
6 53 (44.54%) Microsoft
7 47 (39.50%) PowerShell
8 42 (35.29%) ITIL
9 39 (32.77%) Security Cleared
10 38 (31.93%) Azure
10 38 (31.93%) Windows Server 2012
11 36 (30.25%) VMware Infrastructure
12 35 (29.41%) Hyper-V
12 35 (29.41%) Windows Server 2016
13 32 (26.89%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 28 (23.53%) SQL
15 26 (21.85%) Microsoft 365
16 25 (21.01%) Windows Server 2019
17 22 (18.49%) Citrix
17 22 (18.49%) Social Skills
18 21 (17.65%) SQL Server
19 20 (16.81%) SharePoint
20 19 (15.97%) WSUS
21 18 (15.13%) Clustering
21 18 (15.13%) Migration
21 18 (15.13%) SCSM
21 18 (15.13%) Data Centre
21 18 (15.13%) Problem-Solving
22 17 (14.29%) Linux
23 16 (13.45%) HP

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 20 (16.81%) SharePoint
2 11 (9.24%) MS Exchange
3 3 (2.52%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 3 (2.52%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (1.68%) IIS
4 2 (1.68%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (0.84%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 6 (5.04%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (4.20%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.84%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.84%) Elite 3E
Cloud Services
1 38 (31.93%) Azure
2 26 (21.85%) Microsoft 365
3 11 (9.24%) PaaS
3 11 (9.24%) SaaS
4 9 (7.56%) AWS
4 9 (7.56%) IaaS
5 8 (6.72%) Azure Active Directory
6 5 (4.20%) Power Platform
7 2 (1.68%) GCP
7 2 (1.68%) Mimecast
7 2 (1.68%) OneDrive
8 1 (0.84%) Azure Stack
8 1 (0.84%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 16 (13.45%) DHCP
2 13 (10.92%) SAN
3 12 (10.08%) LAN
3 12 (10.08%) WAN
4 10 (8.40%) DNS
5 8 (6.72%) Firewall
5 8 (6.72%) Wireless
6 6 (5.04%) Remote Desktop
7 5 (4.20%) TCP/IP
8 4 (3.36%) VoIP
9 3 (2.52%) iSCSI
9 3 (2.52%) NAS
9 3 (2.52%) VPN
10 2 (1.68%) Cisco Nexus
10 2 (1.68%) Fibre Channel
10 2 (1.68%) NetScaler
10 2 (1.68%) SD-WAN
10 2 (1.68%) Skype
10 2 (1.68%) Wi-Fi
11 1 (0.84%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (17.65%) SQL Server
2 9 (7.56%) SQL Server 2012
3 8 (6.72%) SQL Server 2014
3 8 (6.72%) SQL Server 2016
4 5 (4.20%) Power BI
5 3 (2.52%) MySQL
6 2 (1.68%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.84%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.84%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.84%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.84%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.84%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.84%) SQL Server 2017
7 1 (0.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (3.36%) Visual Studio
General
1 22 (18.49%) Social Skills
2 8 (6.72%) Public Sector
3 7 (5.88%) Finance
4 6 (5.04%) Documentation Skills
4 6 (5.04%) Law
5 5 (4.20%) Banking
6 3 (2.52%) Investment Banking
6 3 (2.52%) Legal
6 3 (2.52%) Organisational Skills
7 2 (1.68%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (1.68%) Presentation Skills
8 1 (0.84%) Back Office
8 1 (0.84%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.84%) Influencing Skills
8 1 (0.84%) Retail
Job Titles
1 23 (19.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 15 (12.61%) Analyst
3 13 (10.92%) Architect
3 13 (10.92%) Systems Engineer
4 9 (7.56%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 7 (5.88%) Server Engineer
5 7 (5.88%) Windows Engineer
6 6 (5.04%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
6 6 (5.04%) 3rd Line Support
6 6 (5.04%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 6 (5.04%) Infrastructure Architect
6 6 (5.04%) Operations Engineer
7 5 (4.20%) Administrator
7 5 (4.20%) Cloud Engineer
7 5 (4.20%) Service Analyst
8 4 (3.36%) Azure Engineer
8 4 (3.36%) Migration Engineer
8 4 (3.36%) Service Desk Analyst
8 4 (3.36%) Support Analyst
9 3 (2.52%) SCCM Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.36%) .NET
2 2 (1.68%) LDAP
3 1 (0.84%) Middleware
3 1 (0.84%) REST
3 1 (0.84%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 18 (15.13%) Clustering
1 18 (15.13%) Data Centre
2 11 (9.24%) User Experience
3 6 (5.04%) HP Storage
4 3 (2.52%) Blackberry
4 3 (2.52%) CMDB
4 3 (2.52%) Management Information System
4 3 (2.52%) Microsoft Licensing
5 2 (1.68%) EMC VNX
5 2 (1.68%) Hybrid Cloud
5 2 (1.68%) IBM Mainframe
5 2 (1.68%) Mainframe
5 2 (1.68%) Replication
6 1 (0.84%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.84%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (0.84%) Hedge funds
6 1 (0.84%) HP StoreVirtual
6 1 (0.84%) NHS
6 1 (0.84%) PKI
6 1 (0.84%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 89 (74.79%) Windows
2 58 (48.74%) Windows Server
3 38 (31.93%) Windows Server 2012
4 35 (29.41%) Windows Server 2016
5 25 (21.01%) Windows Server 2019
6 17 (14.29%) Linux
7 16 (13.45%) Windows 10
8 11 (9.24%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (4.20%) Windows 7
10 2 (1.68%) Android
10 2 (1.68%) Apple iOS
10 2 (1.68%) Mac OS X
10 2 (1.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (1.68%) Unix
11 1 (0.84%) AIX
11 1 (0.84%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (35.29%) ITIL
2 32 (26.89%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 18 (15.13%) Migration
3 18 (15.13%) Problem-Solving
4 14 (11.76%) Data Protection
5 11 (9.24%) Application Virtualisation
5 11 (9.24%) Configuration Management
6 10 (8.40%) Change Management
6 10 (8.40%) Disaster Recovery
6 10 (8.40%) High Availability
7 9 (7.56%) DevOps
7 9 (7.56%) Project Management
7 9 (7.56%) Service Delivery
8 8 (6.72%) Business Continuity
8 8 (6.72%) ITSM
8 8 (6.72%) Root Cause Analysis
8 8 (6.72%) Storage Management
9 7 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
10 6 (5.04%) Incident Management
10 6 (5.04%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 47 (39.50%) PowerShell
2 28 (23.53%) SQL
3 4 (3.36%) C#
3 4 (3.36%) Python
3 4 (3.36%) Shell Script
4 3 (2.52%) Perl
5 2 (1.68%) Java
5 2 (1.68%) T-SQL
5 2 (1.68%) VB
6 1 (0.84%) C
6 1 (0.84%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 39 (32.77%) Security Cleared
2 15 (12.61%) DV Cleared
2 15 (12.61%) Microsoft Certification
3 14 (11.76%) MCSE
4 12 (10.08%) SC Cleared
5 7 (5.88%) CCNA
5 7 (5.88%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (5.04%) Degree
7 5 (4.20%) CISSP
7 5 (4.20%) MCITP
8 4 (3.36%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 3 (2.52%) MCP
10 2 (1.68%) Computer Science Degree
10 2 (1.68%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.84%) CCA
11 1 (0.84%) CISA
11 1 (0.84%) CISM
11 1 (0.84%) Citrix Certification
11 1 (0.84%) GIAC
11 1 (0.84%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (8.40%) SLA
2 4 (3.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.68%) NIST
3 2 (1.68%) QA
4 1 (0.84%) COBIT
4 1 (0.84%) Government Security Classifications
4 1 (0.84%) ISO 22301
4 1 (0.84%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.84%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 76 (63.87%) Active Directory
2 36 (30.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 35 (29.41%) Hyper-V
4 15 (12.61%) VMware ESXi
5 12 (10.08%) Virtual Machines
6 11 (9.24%) DFS Replication
6 11 (9.24%) Microsoft App-V
6 11 (9.24%) Virtual Desktop
7 9 (7.56%) vSphere
7 9 (7.56%) XenDesktop
8 7 (5.88%) Virtual Servers
8 7 (5.88%) XenApp
9 6 (5.04%) VMware Server
10 5 (4.20%) VMware Workstation
11 2 (1.68%) EMC RecoverPoint
12 1 (0.84%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 1 (0.84%) Firmware
12 1 (0.84%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 75 (63.03%) SCCM
2 19 (15.97%) WSUS
3 18 (15.13%) SCSM
4 14 (11.76%) SCOrch
5 12 (10.08%) Microsoft Clustering
5 12 (10.08%) SCVMM
6 11 (9.24%) Failover Clustering
6 11 (9.24%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 11 (9.24%) SCDPM
7 7 (5.88%) Terraform
8 6 (5.04%) Microsoft Intune
9 4 (3.36%) Ansible
9 4 (3.36%) Nagios
9 4 (3.36%) OpenView
10 3 (2.52%) NetBackup
10 3 (2.52%) Netcool
11 2 (1.68%) EMC NetWorker
11 2 (1.68%) McAfee ePO
11 2 (1.68%) Puppet
11 2 (1.68%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 54 (45.38%) VMware
2 53 (44.54%) Microsoft
3 22 (18.49%) Citrix
4 16 (13.45%) HP
5 15 (12.61%) Cisco
5 15 (12.61%) SolarWinds
6 10 (8.40%) ArcSight
6 10 (8.40%) Dell
6 10 (8.40%) NetApp
7 8 (6.72%) EMC
7 8 (6.72%) McAfee
8 7 (5.88%) Red Hat
9 4 (3.36%) Splunk
10 3 (2.52%) Brocade
10 3 (2.52%) CommVault
10 3 (2.52%) IBM
10 3 (2.52%) Mitel
10 3 (2.52%) Symantec
11 2 (1.68%) CA
11 2 (1.68%) Remedy