Period
to 23 July 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 23 July 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
23 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 488 492 489
Rank change year-on-year +4 -3 -130
Contract jobs citing SCOM 348 405 358
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.41% 0.43% 0.41%
As % of the Systems Management category 2.76% 3.21% 3.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 242 239 230
England median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £268 £225 £263
90th Percentile £563 £538 £525
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 11 10
England median hourly rate £23.75 £26.22 £28.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.40% -8.42% +18.04%
10th Percentile £20.18 £13.25 £12.00
90th Percentile £26.00 £35.25 £53.94
UK median hourly rate £23.75 £26.22 £27.50
% change year-on-year -9.40% -4.67% -22.54%

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 12,594 12,617 9,701
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 15.01% 13.40% 11.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,497 8,474 6,437
England median daily rate £500 £488 £470
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +3.72% +10.59%
10th Percentile £300 £285 £275
90th Percentile £675 £638 £613
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 291 355 216
England median hourly rate £20.00 £19.25 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.90% +10.00% -20.45%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.25 £11.22
90th Percentile £48.75 £50.00 £48.00
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £19.25 £18.50
% change year-on-year +9.09% +4.05% -17.78%

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 23 July 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 23 July 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 23 July 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
London +8 89 £475 +22.58% 14
South West +36 85 £475 +10.47% 8
South East -38 73 £370 -12.94% 22
Midlands +29 48 £350 -3.45% 13
North of England +6 34 £380 +24.59% 10
East Midlands +26 26 £325 -27.78% 9
West Midlands +17 22 £363 +12.40% 4
East of England +8 20 £375 - 4
North West +7 18 £350 +25.00% 7
Yorkshire +21 9 £440 +0.51% 2
North East - 7 £325 - 1
SCOM
UK

For the 6 months to 23 July 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.

1 270 (77.59%) Windows
2 255 (73.28%) SCCM
3 246 (70.69%) Active Directory
4 219 (62.93%) Microsoft
5 191 (54.89%) Windows Server
6 156 (44.83%) VMware
7 138 (39.66%) Microsoft Azure
8 133 (38.22%) Hyper-V
9 125 (35.92%) PowerShell
10 117 (33.62%) Windows Server 2012
11 112 (32.18%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 103 (29.60%) Office 365
13 100 (28.74%) Citrix
14 95 (27.30%) VMware Infrastructure
15 91 (26.15%) Security Cleared
16 88 (25.29%) Firewall
17 83 (23.85%) Cisco
18 80 (22.99%) ITIL
18 80 (22.99%) MS Exchange
19 79 (22.70%) DNS
19 79 (22.70%) Windows 10
20 78 (22.41%) SQL Server
20 78 (22.41%) SQL
21 74 (21.26%) DV Cleared
22 66 (18.97%) Windows Server 2008
23 64 (18.39%) Data Centre
24 62 (17.82%) DHCP
25 58 (16.67%) Linux
25 58 (16.67%) Migration
26 55 (15.80%) Microsoft Certification

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 80 (22.99%) MS Exchange
2 46 (13.22%) IIS
3 41 (11.78%) Skype for Business
4 39 (11.21%) SharePoint
5 29 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2010
6 25 (7.18%) Exchange Server 2013
7 11 (3.16%) Exchange Server 2003
8 10 (2.87%) SharePoint Server
9 8 (2.30%) BizTalk Server
10 4 (1.15%) Apache
10 4 (1.15%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 2 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2007
11 2 (0.57%) MS Project Server
11 2 (0.57%) Tomcat
12 1 (0.29%) Confluence
12 1 (0.29%) SharePoint 2013
12 1 (0.29%) WebLogic
12 1 (0.29%) WebSphere
Applications
1 35 (10.06%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.15%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (1.15%) Veritas eDiscovery
2 2 (0.57%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.29%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 138 (39.66%) Microsoft Azure
2 103 (29.60%) Office 365
3 55 (15.80%) Amazon AWS
4 45 (12.93%) Azure Active Directory
5 35 (10.06%) PaaS
6 32 (9.20%) IaaS
7 12 (3.45%) SaaS
8 6 (1.72%) Power Platform
9 4 (1.15%) Azure Data Factory
9 4 (1.15%) Azure Stack
9 4 (1.15%) Dynamics 365
9 4 (1.15%) Google Analytics
10 3 (0.86%) Mimecast
10 3 (0.86%) OneDrive
11 2 (0.57%) Amazon S3
12 1 (0.29%) Amazon EC2
12 1 (0.29%) Amazon ELB
12 1 (0.29%) AWS OpsWorks
12 1 (0.29%) Cloud Computing
12 1 (0.29%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 88 (25.29%) Firewall
2 79 (22.70%) DNS
3 62 (17.82%) DHCP
4 47 (13.51%) SAN
5 33 (9.48%) TCP/IP
6 20 (5.75%) Cisco ASA
6 20 (5.75%) Cisco Nexus
6 20 (5.75%) WAN
7 19 (5.46%) NetScaler
8 17 (4.89%) Remote Desktop
9 16 (4.60%) SSL
10 15 (4.31%) Intrusion Detection
10 15 (4.31%) NAS
10 15 (4.31%) Skype
10 15 (4.31%) SNMP
10 15 (4.31%) Unified Communications
11 14 (4.02%) iSCSI
12 13 (3.74%) Fibre Channel
13 12 (3.45%) Network Security
14 11 (3.16%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 78 (22.41%) SQL Server
2 21 (6.03%) SQL Server 2012
3 13 (3.74%) Big Data
3 13 (3.74%) SQL Server 2008
4 11 (3.16%) SQL Server 2016
5 10 (2.87%) SQL Server 2005
5 10 (2.87%) SQL Server 2017
6 7 (2.01%) Amazon RDS
6 7 (2.01%) Azure SQL Database
7 6 (1.72%) Oracle Database
7 6 (1.72%) Power BI
7 6 (1.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 6 (1.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 3 (0.86%) Hadoop
8 3 (0.86%) MySQL
8 3 (0.86%) SQL Server 2014
9 2 (0.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 1 (0.29%) Oracle Database 11g
10 1 (0.29%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 15 (4.31%) MSI
2 11 (3.16%) WiX
3 5 (1.44%) Jenkins
3 5 (1.44%) JIRA
3 5 (1.44%) Maven
4 4 (1.15%) Git (software)
5 3 (0.86%) Visual Studio
6 2 (0.57%) Selenium
6 2 (0.57%) Sonatype Nexus
6 2 (0.57%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.29%) PeopleTools
7 1 (0.29%) TestRail
7 1 (0.29%) Visual Studio Team System
7 1 (0.29%) Zephyr
General
1 38 (10.92%) Finance
2 10 (2.87%) Banking
3 9 (2.59%) Local Government
4 8 (2.30%) Telecoms
5 6 (1.72%) Law
6 5 (1.44%) Legal
7 3 (0.86%) Investment Banking
7 3 (0.86%) Marketing
8 2 (0.57%) Back Office
8 2 (0.57%) Electronics
8 2 (0.57%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.57%) Retail
9 1 (0.29%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.29%) French Language
9 1 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 87 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 35 (10.06%) Architect
3 33 (9.48%) Wintel Engineer
4 30 (8.62%) Analyst
5 24 (6.90%) Server Engineer
6 23 (6.61%) Support Engineer
7 21 (6.03%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 18 (5.17%) Windows Engineer
9 17 (4.89%) Developer
10 16 (4.60%) Systems Engineer
11 15 (4.31%) Administrator
11 15 (4.31%) Infrastructure Analyst
11 15 (4.31%) Infrastructure Support
11 15 (4.31%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
11 15 (4.31%) Technical Architect
12 13 (3.74%) 2nd Line Engineer
13 12 (3.45%) Consultant
14 11 (3.16%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
14 11 (3.16%) Microsoft Developer
15 10 (2.87%) Azure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (8.05%) .NET
2 9 (2.59%) Software Packaging
3 8 (2.30%) Middleware
3 8 (2.30%) Web Services
4 6 (1.72%) HTML
5 5 (1.44%) LDAP
5 5 (1.44%) REST
5 5 (1.44%) SOAP
6 3 (0.86%) XML
6 3 (0.86%) XML Schema
7 2 (0.57%) ASP.NET
7 2 (0.57%) JSON
8 1 (0.29%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 64 (18.39%) Data Centre
2 50 (14.37%) Clustering
3 37 (10.63%) Analytical Skills
4 30 (8.62%) PKI
5 25 (7.18%) Management Information System
6 18 (5.17%) Hybrid Cloud
7 15 (4.31%) Public Cloud
8 14 (4.02%) User Experience
9 7 (2.01%) Replication
10 5 (1.44%) iPhone
10 5 (1.44%) iSeries
11 4 (1.15%) Blackberry
11 4 (1.15%) Data Protection Act
11 4 (1.15%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 4 (1.15%) Private Cloud
12 3 (0.86%) HP Superdome
12 3 (0.86%) Self-Motivation
13 2 (0.57%) Fat Client
13 2 (0.57%) Hedge funds
13 2 (0.57%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 270 (77.59%) Windows
2 191 (54.89%) Windows Server
3 117 (33.62%) Windows Server 2012
4 79 (22.70%) Windows 10
5 66 (18.97%) Windows Server 2008
6 58 (16.67%) Linux
7 40 (11.49%) Windows Server 2003
8 28 (8.05%) Windows 7
9 9 (2.59%) Unix
10 8 (2.30%) Android
10 8 (2.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 8 (2.30%) Windows Vista
10 8 (2.30%) Windows XP
11 7 (2.01%) Windows 8
12 4 (1.15%) CentOS
13 3 (0.86%) HPUX
13 3 (0.86%) Solaris
13 3 (0.86%) VMS
14 2 (0.57%) Mac OS
15 1 (0.29%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 112 (32.18%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 80 (22.99%) ITIL
3 58 (16.67%) Migration
4 52 (14.94%) Data Protection
5 30 (8.62%) Problem-Solving
6 27 (7.76%) Agile Software Development
7 26 (7.47%) Service Management
8 24 (6.90%) Identity Management
8 24 (6.90%) ITIL V3
8 24 (6.90%) Preventative Maintenance
9 21 (6.03%) Incident Management
9 21 (6.03%) Problem Management
9 21 (6.03%) Server Building
10 19 (5.46%) DevOps
10 19 (5.46%) PRINCE2
11 18 (5.17%) Application Virtualisation
12 17 (4.89%) Change Management
12 17 (4.89%) Service Delivery
13 16 (4.60%) Continuous Delivery
13 16 (4.60%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 125 (35.92%) PowerShell
2 78 (22.41%) SQL
3 18 (5.17%) C#
4 15 (4.31%) VB
4 15 (4.31%) VBScript
5 11 (3.16%) Python
5 11 (3.16%) Shell Script
6 10 (2.87%) Java
7 8 (2.30%) T-SQL
8 5 (1.44%) C++
8 5 (1.44%) Perl
8 5 (1.44%) Ruby
9 4 (1.15%) JavaScript
10 3 (0.86%) C
11 2 (0.57%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.29%) PHP
Qualifications
1 91 (26.15%) Security Cleared
2 74 (21.26%) DV Cleared
3 55 (15.80%) Microsoft Certification
4 43 (12.36%) SC Cleared
5 39 (11.21%) MCSE
6 34 (9.77%) MCSA
7 27 (7.76%) Cisco Certification
8 23 (6.61%) CCNA
9 17 (4.89%) Degree
10 16 (4.60%) MCITP
11 15 (4.31%) CCNP
11 15 (4.31%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 14 (4.02%) MCP
13 9 (2.59%) VCP6
14 7 (2.01%) ITIL Certification
15 5 (1.44%) Computer Science Degree
15 5 (1.44%) VCP5
16 4 (1.15%) CCDP
16 4 (1.15%) CCIE
16 4 (1.15%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (7.47%) SLA
2 7 (2.01%) QA
3 3 (0.86%) Government Security Classifications
4 2 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 2 (0.57%) PMO
5 1 (0.29%) GxP
5 1 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.29%) RMADS
5 1 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 246 (70.69%) Active Directory
2 133 (38.22%) Hyper-V
3 95 (27.30%) VMware Infrastructure
4 52 (14.94%) VMware ESXi
5 45 (12.93%) Virtual Machines
5 45 (12.93%) XenApp
6 34 (9.77%) Virtual Desktop
7 23 (6.61%) Microsoft App-V
7 23 (6.61%) XenDesktop
8 22 (6.32%) vSphere
9 15 (4.31%) DFS Replication
10 12 (3.45%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 11 (3.16%) Virtual Servers
12 7 (2.01%) Citrix Hypervisor
13 6 (1.72%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 4 (1.15%) BitLocker
15 3 (0.86%) Xen
16 2 (0.57%) ProxySG
16 2 (0.57%) Terminal Services
16 2 (0.57%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 255 (73.28%) SCCM
2 54 (15.52%) SCVMM
3 41 (11.78%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 36 (10.34%) Microsoft Clustering
4 36 (10.34%) WSUS
5 28 (8.05%) SCOrch
6 21 (6.03%) SCSM
7 20 (5.75%) Failover Clustering
8 18 (5.17%) Microsoft Intune
9 17 (4.89%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 16 (4.60%) SCDPM
11 13 (3.74%) NetBackup
12 12 (3.45%) QRadar
13 11 (3.16%) Nagios
14 10 (2.87%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
14 10 (2.87%) Tivoli
14 10 (2.87%) vCenter Server
15 9 (2.59%) Single Sign-On
16 6 (1.72%) Ansible
16 6 (1.72%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 219 (62.93%) Microsoft
2 156 (44.83%) VMware
3 100 (28.74%) Citrix
4 83 (23.85%) Cisco
5 41 (11.78%) HP
6 20 (5.75%) Symantec
7 19 (5.46%) Dell
7 19 (5.46%) F5
7 19 (5.46%) NetApp
8 18 (5.17%) CheckPoint
9 17 (4.89%) McAfee
9 17 (4.89%) SolarWinds
10 12 (3.45%) Oracle
11 11 (3.16%) Remedy
12 10 (2.87%) 3PAR
12 10 (2.87%) Meraki
12 10 (2.87%) Red Hat
13 9 (2.59%) Adobe
13 9 (2.59%) Juniper
14 7 (2.01%) Splunk