Period
to 28 October 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 28 October 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
28 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 651 395 501
Rank change year-on-year -256 +106 +18
Contract jobs citing SCOM 96 111 301
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.14% 0.40% 0.39%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.88% 2.48% 2.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 76 198
10th Percentile £228 £195 £295
25th Percentile £319 £297 £335
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £400 £439
Median % change year-on-year +12.50% -8.83% +9.69%
75th Percentile £534 £488 £500
90th Percentile £617 £600 £550
UK median daily rate £450 £400 £426
% change year-on-year +12.50% -6.16% +6.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 4
10th Percentile £25.38 " £21.83
25th Percentile £25.94 £60.50 £23.06
Median hourly rate £27.50 £61.00 £23.75
Median % change year-on-year -54.92% +156.84% +13.10%
75th Percentile £32.02 £61.50 £31.69
90th Percentile £37.90 " £45.98
UK median hourly rate £27.50 £61.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year -54.92% +156.84% +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 10,922 4,482 11,398
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 15.97% 16.07% 14.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,907 3,107 7,947
10th Percentile £350 £310 £275
25th Percentile £450 £405 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% - -
75th Percentile £638 £588 £600
90th Percentile £700 £663 £675
UK median daily rate £543 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +8.50% - +1.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 167 87 243
10th Percentile £14.25 £12.56 £12.44
25th Percentile £16.00 £14.38 £14.13
Median hourly rate £20.00 £19.50 £18.75
Median % change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% +7.14%
75th Percentile £45.13 £36.63 £28.75
90th Percentile £61.80 £52.40 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £22.28 £19.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year +12.81% -1.25% +14.29%

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 28 October 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 28 October 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 28 October 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 -189 44 £450 +20.00% 6
South East -104 23 £500 +25.00% 11
East of England -40 10 £475 +58.33% 2
North of England -86 9 £400 - 7
North West -54 7 £400 -15.07% 3
South West -48 5 £450 +14.29% 2
Midlands -75 3 £403 -10.56% 8
Yorkshire - 2 £403 - 3
East Midlands - 2 £687 - 1
West Midlands -73 1 £403 -10.56% 7
SCOM
UK

For the 6 months to 28 October 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 76 (79.17%) Windows
2 67 (69.79%) Active Directory
3 66 (68.75%) SCCM
4 55 (57.29%) Microsoft
5 47 (48.96%) Windows Server
6 46 (47.92%) PowerShell
7 44 (45.83%) VMware
8 39 (40.63%) Azure
9 29 (30.21%) Windows Server 2012
10 27 (28.13%) Microsoft 365
10 27 (28.13%) Security Cleared
11 25 (26.04%) VMware Infrastructure
11 25 (26.04%) Citrix
11 25 (26.04%) ITIL
12 22 (22.92%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 22 (22.92%) Windows Server 2016
12 22 (22.92%) Social Skills
13 20 (20.83%) vSphere
14 18 (18.75%) DNS
15 17 (17.71%) Data Centre
16 16 (16.67%) Cisco
16 16 (16.67%) SQL
16 16 (16.67%) Hyper-V
16 16 (16.67%) Migration
17 15 (15.63%) SCOrch
17 15 (15.63%) Windows Server 2019
18 14 (14.58%) Clustering
19 13 (13.54%) SQL Server
19 13 (13.54%) Linux
19 13 (13.54%) DHCP

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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 12 (12.50%) SharePoint
2 8 (8.33%) MS Exchange
3 7 (7.29%) IIS
4 4 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (3.13%) Skype for Business
6 2 (2.08%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (2.08%) Site Server
Applications
1 6 (6.25%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.04%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.04%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.04%) Elite 3E
Cloud Services
1 39 (40.63%) Azure
2 27 (28.13%) Microsoft 365
3 13 (13.54%) AWS
4 8 (8.33%) Azure Active Directory
5 7 (7.29%) SaaS
6 6 (6.25%) IaaS
7 4 (4.17%) Power Platform
8 3 (3.13%) PaaS
9 2 (2.08%) Azure Storage
9 2 (2.08%) Mimecast
9 2 (2.08%) OneDrive
10 1 (1.04%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (1.04%) Azure Cosmos DB
10 1 (1.04%) Azure Functions
10 1 (1.04%) Azure Key Vault
10 1 (1.04%) Azure Service Bus
10 1 (1.04%) GCP
10 1 (1.04%) Power Automate
10 1 (1.04%) Serverless
10 1 (1.04%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 18 (18.75%) DNS
2 13 (13.54%) DHCP
3 8 (8.33%) SAN
3 8 (8.33%) TCP/IP
4 7 (7.29%) Firewall
4 7 (7.29%) WAN
5 6 (6.25%) iSCSI
5 6 (6.25%) LAN
6 4 (4.17%) Fibre Channel
6 4 (4.17%) Remote Desktop
7 3 (3.13%) NAS
7 3 (3.13%) Skype
7 3 (3.13%) VSAN
7 3 (3.13%) Wireless
8 2 (2.08%) SD-WAN
8 2 (2.08%) SNMP
8 2 (2.08%) VLAN
8 2 (2.08%) VoIP
8 2 (2.08%) VPN
8 2 (2.08%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (13.54%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.17%) Power BI
3 3 (3.13%) MySQL
4 2 (2.08%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (2.08%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (2.08%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (2.08%) SQL Server 2014
4 2 (2.08%) SQL Server 2016
4 2 (2.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (2.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (1.04%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.04%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.04%) Redis
5 1 (1.04%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 4 (4.17%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.04%) Eclipse
2 1 (1.04%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.04%) MSI
General
1 22 (22.92%) Social Skills
2 11 (11.46%) Public Sector
3 9 (9.38%) Finance
4 7 (7.29%) Documentation Skills
5 6 (6.25%) Banking
6 3 (3.13%) Investment Banking
6 3 (3.13%) Organisational Skills
7 2 (2.08%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (2.08%) Law
7 2 (2.08%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (2.08%) Retail
8 1 (1.04%) Electronics
8 1 (1.04%) Financial Institution
8 1 (1.04%) Games
8 1 (1.04%) Legal
8 1 (1.04%) Local Government
8 1 (1.04%) Manufacturing
8 1 (1.04%) Marketing
8 1 (1.04%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (14.58%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 11 (11.46%) Analyst
3 10 (10.42%) Architect
3 10 (10.42%) Windows Engineer
4 7 (7.29%) Server Engineer
5 6 (6.25%) Infrastructure Architect
5 6 (6.25%) Systems Engineer
6 5 (5.21%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 5 (5.21%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 5 (5.21%) Field Engineer
6 5 (5.21%) Server Support
7 4 (4.17%) Active Directory Engineer
7 4 (4.17%) Administrator
7 4 (4.17%) Service Analyst
7 4 (4.17%) Support Analyst
7 4 (4.17%) Support Engineer
7 4 (4.17%) Windows Administrator
7 4 (4.17%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
7 4 (4.17%) Windows Server Engineer
8 3 (3.13%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.21%) .NET
2 2 (2.08%) REST
2 2 (2.08%) Web Services
3 1 (1.04%) ARM Templates
3 1 (1.04%) JSON
3 1 (1.04%) Node.js
3 1 (1.04%) Regular Expression
3 1 (1.04%) SOAP
3 1 (1.04%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 17 (17.71%) Data Centre
2 14 (14.58%) Clustering
3 6 (6.25%) PKI
4 4 (4.17%) CMDB
4 4 (4.17%) User Experience
5 3 (3.13%) Management Information System
5 3 (3.13%) Microsoft Licensing
5 3 (3.13%) Replication
6 2 (2.08%) EMC VNX
6 2 (2.08%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (2.08%) Hybrid Cloud
6 2 (2.08%) NHS
6 2 (2.08%) Self-Motivation
6 2 (2.08%) Virtual Team
7 1 (1.04%) BYOD
7 1 (1.04%) Fat Client
7 1 (1.04%) Hedge funds
7 1 (1.04%) HP StoreVirtual
7 1 (1.04%) Private Cloud
7 1 (1.04%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 76 (79.17%) Windows
2 47 (48.96%) Windows Server
3 29 (30.21%) Windows Server 2012
4 22 (22.92%) Windows Server 2016
5 15 (15.63%) Windows Server 2019
6 13 (13.54%) Linux
7 11 (11.46%) Windows 10
8 10 (10.42%) Windows Server 2008
9 8 (8.33%) Windows 7
10 4 (4.17%) Android
10 4 (4.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (3.13%) Apple iOS
11 3 (3.13%) Unix
12 2 (2.08%) AIX
13 1 (1.04%) Mac OS
13 1 (1.04%) Mac OS X
13 1 (1.04%) Solaris
13 1 (1.04%) Ubuntu
13 1 (1.04%) VMS
13 1 (1.04%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (26.04%) ITIL
2 22 (22.92%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 16 (16.67%) Migration
4 10 (10.42%) Change Management
5 9 (9.38%) ITSM
6 8 (8.33%) Problem-Solving
6 8 (8.33%) Service Delivery
7 7 (7.29%) Configuration Management
7 7 (7.29%) High Availability
8 6 (6.25%) Data Protection
8 6 (6.25%) Incident Management
8 6 (6.25%) Virtual Environments
8 6 (6.25%) Vulnerability Management
9 5 (5.21%) Disaster Recovery
9 5 (5.21%) Identity Management
9 5 (5.21%) Load Balancing
9 5 (5.21%) Server Management
10 4 (4.17%) Agile Software Development
10 4 (4.17%) Project Management
10 4 (4.17%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 46 (47.92%) PowerShell
2 16 (16.67%) SQL
3 4 (4.17%) C#
3 4 (4.17%) Shell Script
4 3 (3.13%) Java
5 2 (2.08%) T-SQL
5 2 (2.08%) VB
6 1 (1.04%) Bash Shell
6 1 (1.04%) C
6 1 (1.04%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.04%) Python
6 1 (1.04%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 27 (28.13%) Security Cleared
2 13 (13.54%) Microsoft Certification
3 12 (12.50%) MCSE
4 11 (11.46%) Degree
5 9 (9.38%) SC Cleared
6 8 (8.33%) DV Cleared
7 5 (5.21%) CCNA
7 5 (5.21%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (5.21%) MCITP
8 4 (4.17%) MCP
8 4 (4.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 3 (3.13%) CISSP
9 3 (3.13%) Computer Science Degree
9 3 (3.13%) MCSA
10 2 (2.08%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (1.04%) CCA
11 1 (1.04%) Citrix Certification
11 1 (1.04%) HND
11 1 (1.04%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.21%) SLA
2 2 (2.08%) GxP
2 2 (2.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (2.08%) NIST
3 1 (1.04%) Government Security Classifications
3 1 (1.04%) ISO 22301
3 1 (1.04%) ISO 9001
3 1 (1.04%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 67 (69.79%) Active Directory
2 25 (26.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (20.83%) vSphere
4 16 (16.67%) Hyper-V
5 8 (8.33%) VMware ESXi
5 8 (8.33%) XenDesktop
6 6 (6.25%) Virtual Desktop
6 6 (6.25%) Virtual Machines
6 6 (6.25%) XenApp
7 5 (5.21%) DFS Replication
7 5 (5.21%) Microsoft App-V
8 3 (3.13%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
8 3 (3.13%) Virtual Servers
9 2 (2.08%) EMC RecoverPoint
9 2 (2.08%) Firmware
9 2 (2.08%) NFS
10 1 (1.04%) Samba
10 1 (1.04%) Terminal Services
10 1 (1.04%) VMware NSX
10 1 (1.04%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 66 (68.75%) SCCM
2 15 (15.63%) SCOrch
3 11 (11.46%) WSUS
4 8 (8.33%) Active Directory Federation Services
4 8 (8.33%) Microsoft Clustering
4 8 (8.33%) Microsoft Intune
5 6 (6.25%) SCVMM
6 5 (5.21%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 5 (5.21%) NetBackup
6 5 (5.21%) SCSM
6 5 (5.21%) vRealize
7 4 (4.17%) EMC NetWorker
7 4 (4.17%) SCDPM
8 3 (3.13%) Ansible
8 3 (3.13%) Backup Exec
8 3 (3.13%) Failover Clustering
8 3 (3.13%) Nagios
8 3 (3.13%) Puppet
9 2 (2.08%) PowerCLI
9 2 (2.08%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 55 (57.29%) Microsoft
2 44 (45.83%) VMware
3 25 (26.04%) Citrix
4 16 (16.67%) Cisco
5 10 (10.42%) EMC
5 10 (10.42%) HP
6 9 (9.38%) SolarWinds
7 8 (8.33%) Dell
8 7 (7.29%) Brocade
8 7 (7.29%) CommVault
9 4 (4.17%) CyberArk
9 4 (4.17%) Red Hat
10 3 (3.13%) ArcSight
10 3 (3.13%) McAfee
10 3 (3.13%) Meraki
10 3 (3.13%) Symantec
10 3 (3.13%) Veeam
11 2 (2.08%) CA
11 2 (2.08%) NetApp
11 2 (2.08%) Sophos