Period
to 17 October 2019

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 17 October 2019 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
17 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 496 506 510
Rank change year-on-year +10 +4 -114
Contract jobs citing SCOM 309 399 373
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.40% 0.42% 0.41%
As % of the Systems Management category 2.72% 2.96% 3.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 201 253 243
England median daily rate £440 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £298 £224 £269
90th Percentile £569 £538 £538
UK median daily rate £428 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.88% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 4 10
England median hourly rate £23.75 £21.00 £20.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.10% +3.70% -40.44%
10th Percentile £20.20 £15.95 £11.85
90th Percentile £37.05 £31.48 £32.34
UK median hourly rate £23.75 £21.00 £22.38
% change year-on-year +13.10% -6.17% -37.40%

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 11,341 13,469 10,543
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 14.59% 14.28% 11.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,753 9,162 7,086
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +7.95%
10th Percentile £281 £300 £264
90th Percentile £675 £650 £625
UK median daily rate £500 £498 £469
% change year-on-year +0.50% +6.13% +9.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 265 375 245
England median hourly rate £20.11 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.89% - -22.22%
10th Percentile £12.46 £12.25 £10.75
90th Percentile £51.67 £47.00 £47.70
UK median hourly rate £21.15 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +20.86% - -29.29%

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 17 October 2019.

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 17 October 2019.

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 17 October 2019. 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 +16 88 £416 -2.06% 20
South West +28 76 £475 +15.15% 7
London +6 63 £463 +15.63% 9
North of England +24 36 £363 +3.57% 12
Midlands +31 34 £350 -6.35% 12
North West +25 20 £315 - 5
West Midlands +24 18 £325 - 7
East Midlands +36 16 £350 -15.15% 5
East of England +23 12 £550 +37.50%
Yorkshire +26 9 £463 +8.82% 5
North East +17 7 £350 -12.50% 2
SCOM
UK

For the 6 months to 17 October 2019, 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.

1 236 (76.38%) Windows
2 223 (72.17%) SCCM
3 214 (69.26%) Active Directory
4 190 (61.49%) Microsoft
5 165 (53.40%) Windows Server
6 145 (46.93%) VMware
7 121 (39.16%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 118 (38.19%) Windows Server 2012
9 110 (35.60%) Azure
10 102 (33.01%) Security Cleared
11 99 (32.04%) PowerShell
12 91 (29.45%) Office 365
13 89 (28.80%) Hyper-V
14 87 (28.16%) Citrix
15 83 (26.86%) Cisco
16 79 (25.57%) MS Exchange
16 79 (25.57%) VMware Infrastructure
17 68 (22.01%) SQL Server
18 67 (21.68%) DV Cleared
19 65 (21.04%) Windows 10
20 62 (20.06%) SQL
20 62 (20.06%) Linux
20 62 (20.06%) DNS
21 56 (18.12%) DHCP
22 55 (17.80%) Firewall
23 52 (16.83%) ITIL
24 50 (16.18%) Microsoft Certification
25 49 (15.86%) Migration
25 49 (15.86%) Windows Server 2008
26 48 (15.53%) AWS

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 79 (25.57%) MS Exchange
2 39 (12.62%) SharePoint
2 39 (12.62%) Skype for Business
3 28 (9.06%) Exchange Server 2010
3 28 (9.06%) Exchange Server 2013
4 13 (4.21%) IIS
5 10 (3.24%) Exchange Server 2003
6 6 (1.94%) BizTalk Server
7 4 (1.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 4 (1.29%) SharePoint Server
8 3 (0.97%) Confluence
9 2 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2007
9 2 (0.65%) MS Project Server
9 2 (0.65%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.32%) Apache
10 1 (0.32%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.32%) WebLogic
Applications
1 29 (9.39%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.65%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (1.29%) Veritas eDiscovery
2 1 (0.32%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.32%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 110 (35.60%) Azure
2 91 (29.45%) Office 365
3 48 (15.53%) AWS
4 33 (10.68%) Azure Active Directory
5 27 (8.74%) IaaS
6 26 (8.41%) PaaS
7 14 (4.53%) SaaS
8 5 (1.62%) Azure Stack
9 4 (1.29%) GitHub
10 3 (0.97%) Mimecast
10 3 (0.97%) Power Platform
11 2 (0.65%) Dynamics 365
11 2 (0.65%) Google Analytics
12 1 (0.32%) Amazon EC2
12 1 (0.32%) Amazon EKS
12 1 (0.32%) Amazon ELB
12 1 (0.32%) Amazon S3
12 1 (0.32%) NuGet
12 1 (0.32%) Route 53
12 1 (0.32%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 62 (20.06%) DNS
2 56 (18.12%) DHCP
3 55 (17.80%) Firewall
4 35 (11.33%) SAN
5 21 (6.80%) WAN
6 19 (6.15%) TCP/IP
7 17 (5.50%) NetScaler
7 17 (5.50%) Remote Desktop
8 16 (5.18%) Intrusion Detection
9 15 (4.85%) Cisco ASA
10 14 (4.53%) Unified Communications
11 13 (4.21%) Skype
12 12 (3.88%) LAN
12 12 (3.88%) NaaS
12 12 (3.88%) VoIP
13 11 (3.56%) Cisco Nexus
14 10 (3.24%) VPN
15 9 (2.91%) MPLS
16 7 (2.27%) Internet
16 7 (2.27%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 68 (22.01%) SQL Server
2 14 (4.53%) SQL Server 2012
3 9 (2.91%) SQL Server 2008
4 8 (2.59%) SQL Server 2016
4 8 (2.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 6 (1.94%) Azure SQL Database
5 6 (1.94%) SQL Server 2005
6 5 (1.62%) Oracle Database
6 5 (1.62%) SQL Server 2017
7 3 (0.97%) Amazon RDS
7 3 (0.97%) Big Data
7 3 (0.97%) Power BI
8 2 (0.65%) MySQL
8 2 (0.65%) SQL Server 2014
8 2 (0.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (0.32%) OLTP
9 1 (0.32%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (0.32%) Oracle Database 12c
9 1 (0.32%) Oracle OWB
9 1 (0.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 8 (2.59%) MSI
2 6 (1.94%) Visual Studio
3 5 (1.62%) JIRA
4 4 (1.29%) InstallShield
4 4 (1.29%) Jenkins
4 4 (1.29%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (1.29%) WinDbg
5 3 (0.97%) WiX
6 2 (0.65%) Maven
6 2 (0.65%) Subversion
6 2 (0.65%) Visual Studio Code
7 1 (0.32%) GitLab
7 1 (0.32%) Karma Test Runner
7 1 (0.32%) MSTest
7 1 (0.32%) PeopleTools
7 1 (0.32%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.32%) TestRail
7 1 (0.32%) Zephyr
General
1 33 (10.68%) Finance
2 15 (4.85%) Public Sector
3 14 (4.53%) Law
4 13 (4.21%) Legal
5 10 (3.24%) Banking
6 9 (2.91%) Local Government
7 7 (2.27%) Telecoms
8 5 (1.62%) Financial Institution
8 5 (1.62%) Retail
9 4 (1.29%) Back Office
10 3 (0.97%) Investment Banking
10 3 (0.97%) Marketing
11 2 (0.65%) Electronics
11 2 (0.65%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 98 (31.72%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 32 (10.36%) Analyst
3 30 (9.71%) Wintel Engineer
4 29 (9.39%) Architect
5 23 (7.44%) Infrastructure Support
6 20 (6.47%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 20 (6.47%) Support Engineer
7 19 (6.15%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 17 (5.50%) Server Engineer
9 15 (4.85%) Support Analyst
10 14 (4.53%) Systems Engineer
11 13 (4.21%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
12 12 (3.88%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
12 12 (3.88%) Windows Engineer
13 11 (3.56%) Azure Engineer
14 10 (3.24%) SCCM Engineer
14 10 (3.24%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
14 10 (3.24%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
15 9 (2.91%) Administrator
15 9 (2.91%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (5.18%) .NET
2 8 (2.59%) Web Services
3 6 (1.94%) SOAP
4 5 (1.62%) HTML
4 5 (1.62%) LDAP
5 4 (1.29%) Middleware
6 3 (0.97%) 802.1X
6 3 (0.97%) ASP.NET
6 3 (0.97%) REST
6 3 (0.97%) RESTful
7 2 (0.65%) JSON
7 2 (0.65%) Software Packaging
8 1 (0.32%) MAPI
8 1 (0.32%) XML
8 1 (0.32%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 44 (14.24%) Data Centre
2 38 (12.30%) Clustering
3 37 (11.97%) PKI
4 32 (10.36%) Management Information System
5 19 (6.15%) Public Cloud
6 18 (5.83%) Analytical Skills
7 13 (4.21%) User Experience
8 11 (3.56%) Blackberry
9 7 (2.27%) Self-Motivation
10 6 (1.94%) Hybrid Cloud
10 6 (1.94%) Replication
11 5 (1.62%) iPhone
11 5 (1.62%) Private Cloud
12 4 (1.29%) Linux Command Line
13 3 (0.97%) HP Superdome
14 2 (0.65%) Blog
14 2 (0.65%) Enterprise Software
14 2 (0.65%) Fat Client
14 2 (0.65%) Hedge funds
14 2 (0.65%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 236 (76.38%) Windows
2 165 (53.40%) Windows Server
3 118 (38.19%) Windows Server 2012
4 65 (21.04%) Windows 10
5 62 (20.06%) Linux
6 49 (15.86%) Windows Server 2008
7 34 (11.00%) Windows Server 2003
8 25 (8.09%) Windows 7
9 18 (5.83%) Windows 8
10 17 (5.50%) Windows XP
11 15 (4.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 11 (3.56%) CentOS
13 10 (3.24%) VMS
14 7 (2.27%) Android
15 5 (1.62%) Mac OS
15 5 (1.62%) Unix
16 3 (0.97%) HPUX
17 1 (0.32%) Check Point GAiA
17 1 (0.32%) Solaris
17 1 (0.32%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 121 (39.16%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 52 (16.83%) ITIL
3 49 (15.86%) Migration
4 35 (11.33%) Data Protection
5 29 (9.39%) Change Management
6 28 (9.06%) Problem Management
7 24 (7.77%) Problem-Solving
7 24 (7.77%) Server Building
7 24 (7.77%) Service Management
8 23 (7.44%) Agile Software Development
9 22 (7.12%) Information Security
10 20 (6.47%) ITSM
11 19 (6.15%) Incident Management
12 18 (5.83%) Infrastructure Management
13 17 (5.50%) PRINCE2
14 16 (5.18%) Customer-Centricity
14 16 (5.18%) Security Management
15 15 (4.85%) DevOps
15 15 (4.85%) Preventative Maintenance
16 14 (4.53%) Network Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 99 (32.04%) PowerShell
2 62 (20.06%) SQL
3 18 (5.83%) Java
4 14 (4.53%) C#
5 13 (4.21%) VBScript
6 10 (3.24%) Python
7 5 (1.62%) C
7 5 (1.62%) VB
8 4 (1.29%) Bash Shell
9 3 (0.97%) C++
9 3 (0.97%) JavaScript
10 2 (0.65%) Perl
10 2 (0.65%) PL/SQL
10 2 (0.65%) Ruby
11 1 (0.32%) PHP
11 1 (0.32%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.32%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 102 (33.01%) Security Cleared
2 67 (21.68%) DV Cleared
3 50 (16.18%) Microsoft Certification
4 42 (13.59%) SC Cleared
5 35 (11.33%) MCSA
6 31 (10.03%) MCSE
7 25 (8.09%) Cisco Certification
8 22 (7.12%) CCNA
9 18 (5.83%) MCITP
10 16 (5.18%) MCP
11 14 (4.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 10 (3.24%) Degree
13 8 (2.59%) CCNP
13 8 (2.59%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 7 (2.27%) VCP6
15 5 (1.62%) Computer Science Degree
15 5 (1.62%) ISEB
15 5 (1.62%) ISTQB
16 4 (1.29%) ITIL Certification
17 3 (0.97%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (4.85%) SLA
2 3 (0.97%) Government Security Classifications
2 3 (0.97%) QA
3 2 (0.65%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 1 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.32%) PMO
System Software
1 214 (69.26%) Active Directory
2 89 (28.80%) Hyper-V
3 79 (25.57%) VMware Infrastructure
4 41 (13.27%) VMware ESXi
5 39 (12.62%) XenApp
6 38 (12.30%) Virtual Machines
7 30 (9.71%) XenDesktop
8 25 (8.09%) DFS Replication
9 24 (7.77%) Virtual Desktop
10 20 (6.47%) Microsoft App-V
11 17 (5.50%) vSphere
12 13 (4.21%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 9 (2.91%) Virtual Servers
14 5 (1.62%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 4 (1.29%) Xen
16 3 (0.97%) Docker
17 2 (0.65%) BitLocker
17 2 (0.65%) Citrix Hypervisor
17 2 (0.65%) vCloud
18 1 (0.32%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 223 (72.17%) SCCM
2 39 (12.62%) SCVMM
3 38 (12.30%) WSUS
4 29 (9.39%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 20 (6.47%) Microsoft Clustering
6 16 (5.18%) Microsoft Intune
6 16 (5.18%) SCDPM
6 16 (5.18%) SCSM
7 15 (4.85%) Failover Clustering
8 14 (4.53%) Nagios
9 13 (4.21%) SCOrch
10 12 (3.88%) vCenter Server
11 8 (2.59%) NetBackup
12 6 (1.94%) Netcool
12 6 (1.94%) vRealize
13 5 (1.62%) McAfee ePO
13 5 (1.62%) Single Sign-On
13 5 (1.62%) Tivoli
14 4 (1.29%) Forefront Identity Manager
14 4 (1.29%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 190 (61.49%) Microsoft
2 145 (46.93%) VMware
3 87 (28.16%) Citrix
4 83 (26.86%) Cisco
5 40 (12.94%) HP
6 25 (8.09%) McAfee
7 19 (6.15%) Adobe
8 18 (5.83%) Meraki
9 16 (5.18%) Dell
9 16 (5.18%) Splunk
10 14 (4.53%) F5
10 14 (4.53%) Sony
11 13 (4.21%) CheckPoint
11 13 (4.21%) Ivanti
11 13 (4.21%) Oracle
11 13 (4.21%) Red Hat
12 12 (3.88%) SolarWinds
13 10 (3.24%) EMC
13 10 (3.24%) NetApp
13 10 (3.24%) Remedy