Period
to 16 May 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 16 May 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
16 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 493 431 519
Rank change year-on-year -62 +88 -8
Contract jobs citing SCOM 110 182 323
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.24% 0.41% 0.39%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.53% 2.74% 2.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 115 225
10th Percentile £310 £283 £280
25th Percentile £376 £313 £325
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £420 £400 £400
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% - -
75th Percentile £488 £486 £488
90th Percentile £525 £550 £563
UK median daily rate £418 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +4.38% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 8
Median hourly rate - £45.00 £22.45
Median % change year-on-year - +100.45% -27.58%
UK median hourly rate - £45.00 £22.45
% change year-on-year - +100.45% -27.58%

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 7,180 6,653 12,477
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 15.91% 14.87% 14.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,129 4,647 8,524
10th Percentile £341 £281 £313
25th Percentile £420 £400 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £513 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +2.50% - +0.50%
75th Percentile £600 £600 £600
90th Percentile £675 £675 £675
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £500
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 162 283
10th Percentile £15.10 £12.42 £12.00
25th Percentile £18.00 £14.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate £24.00 £18.85 £18.50
Median % change year-on-year +27.32% +1.89% +5.71%
75th Percentile £53.00 £25.29 £32.13
90th Percentile £61.94 £47.23 £49.50
UK median hourly rate £39.50 £19.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year +102.56% +5.41% +5.71%

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 16 May 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
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 16 May 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 -38 44 £418 -1.76% 16
North of England +9 20 £404 +0.94% 3
South East +19 15 £450 - 7
Yorkshire +34 12 £450 +44.00%
South West +16 11 £450 +12.50% 1
Midlands -3 11 £425 +6.25% 4
East of England +24 7 £355 +9.23% 2
West Midlands -5 7 £425 +13.33% 3
North West -10 7 £408 +1.88% 2
East Midlands +15 4 £400 -6.43% 1
North East - 1 £400 - 1
SCOM
UK

For the 6 months to 16 May 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 78 (70.91%) Windows
2 65 (59.09%) SCCM
3 64 (58.18%) Active Directory
4 48 (43.64%) VMware
5 46 (41.82%) Microsoft
6 45 (40.91%) Windows Server
7 42 (38.18%) PowerShell
8 35 (31.82%) Security Cleared
8 35 (31.82%) VMware Infrastructure
9 32 (29.09%) Hyper-V
10 30 (27.27%) ITIL
11 29 (26.36%) Windows Server 2012
11 29 (26.36%) Windows Server 2016
12 28 (25.45%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 26 (23.64%) SQL
13 26 (23.64%) Azure
14 22 (20.00%) Social Skills
14 22 (20.00%) Microsoft 365
15 21 (19.09%) Windows Server 2019
16 20 (18.18%) Migration
17 18 (16.36%) WSUS
17 18 (16.36%) Problem-Solving
18 17 (15.45%) SolarWinds
18 17 (15.45%) HP
19 16 (14.55%) Citrix
19 16 (14.55%) SQL Server
19 16 (14.55%) SharePoint
19 16 (14.55%) Virtual Machines
19 16 (14.55%) Data Centre
20 15 (13.64%) Linux

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 16 (14.55%) SharePoint
2 10 (9.09%) MS Exchange
3 4 (3.64%) SharePoint Server
4 3 (2.73%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 3 (2.73%) IIS
5 2 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 7 (6.36%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (3.64%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.91%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 26 (23.64%) Azure
2 22 (20.00%) Microsoft 365
3 11 (10.00%) PaaS
4 10 (9.09%) AWS
5 9 (8.18%) Azure Active Directory
5 9 (8.18%) SaaS
6 7 (6.36%) IaaS
7 2 (1.82%) Azure Stack
7 2 (1.82%) GCP
8 1 (0.91%) Datadog
8 1 (0.91%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (0.91%) OneDrive
8 1 (0.91%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 14 (12.73%) DHCP
2 10 (9.09%) SAN
3 8 (7.27%) DNS
3 8 (7.27%) LAN
4 7 (6.36%) WAN
5 6 (5.45%) Firewall
5 6 (5.45%) Wireless
6 5 (4.55%) Remote Desktop
6 5 (4.55%) TCP/IP
7 4 (3.64%) NAS
8 3 (2.73%) Fibre Channel
8 3 (2.73%) iSCSI
8 3 (2.73%) VLAN
8 3 (2.73%) VPN
8 3 (2.73%) VSAN
9 2 (1.82%) Cisco Nexus
9 2 (1.82%) Ethernet
9 2 (1.82%) VoIP
9 2 (1.82%) WAAS
10 1 (0.91%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (14.55%) SQL Server
2 7 (6.36%) SQL Server 2012
3 6 (5.45%) SQL Server 2014
3 6 (5.45%) SQL Server 2016
4 3 (2.73%) MySQL
4 3 (2.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (1.82%) UniData
6 1 (0.91%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.91%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.91%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.91%) Power BI
6 1 (0.91%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.91%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.91%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.91%) SQL Server 2017
6 1 (0.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (1.82%) AdminStudio
1 2 (1.82%) InstallShield
1 2 (1.82%) MSI
2 1 (0.91%) Hudson
General
1 22 (20.00%) Social Skills
2 8 (7.27%) Law
3 6 (5.45%) Finance
4 5 (4.55%) Legal
5 4 (3.64%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (3.64%) Documentation Skills
6 3 (2.73%) Back Office
6 3 (2.73%) Banking
6 3 (2.73%) Presentation Skills
7 2 (1.82%) Influencing Skills
7 2 (1.82%) Investment Banking
7 2 (1.82%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.82%) Public Sector
8 1 (0.91%) Organisational Skills
8 1 (0.91%) Retail
Job Titles
1 19 (17.27%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 14 (12.73%) Analyst
3 10 (9.09%) Architect
3 10 (9.09%) Systems Engineer
4 9 (8.18%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 7 (6.36%) Windows Engineer
6 6 (5.45%) 3rd Line Support
6 6 (5.45%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 6 (5.45%) Infrastructure Specialist
7 5 (4.55%) Administrator
7 5 (4.55%) Cloud Engineer
7 5 (4.55%) Consultant
7 5 (4.55%) Operations Engineer
7 5 (4.55%) Server Engineer
8 4 (3.64%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
8 4 (3.64%) Azure Engineer
8 4 (3.64%) DevOps Engineer
8 4 (3.64%) Enterprise Architect
8 4 (3.64%) Service Analyst
8 4 (3.64%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.73%) .NET
2 2 (1.82%) LDAP
3 1 (0.91%) Middleware
3 1 (0.91%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 16 (14.55%) Data Centre
2 11 (10.00%) Clustering
3 8 (7.27%) User Experience
4 6 (5.45%) HP Storage
5 4 (3.64%) Hybrid Cloud
5 4 (3.64%) Replication
6 3 (2.73%) Blackberry
7 2 (1.82%) CMDB
7 2 (1.82%) EMC VNX
7 2 (1.82%) Enterprise Cloud
7 2 (1.82%) HP Superdome
7 2 (1.82%) IBM Mainframe
7 2 (1.82%) Mainframe
7 2 (1.82%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.82%) PKI
7 2 (1.82%) Private Cloud
8 1 (0.91%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.91%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (0.91%) Security Operations Centre
8 1 (0.91%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 78 (70.91%) Windows
2 45 (40.91%) Windows Server
3 29 (26.36%) Windows Server 2012
3 29 (26.36%) Windows Server 2016
4 21 (19.09%) Windows Server 2019
5 15 (13.64%) Linux
6 14 (12.73%) Windows Server 2008
7 13 (11.82%) Windows 10
8 6 (5.45%) Unix
9 5 (4.55%) Windows 7
10 4 (3.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (2.73%) AIX
12 2 (1.82%) HPUX
12 2 (1.82%) VMS
13 1 (0.91%) Android
13 1 (0.91%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.91%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.91%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (27.27%) ITIL
2 28 (25.45%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 20 (18.18%) Migration
4 18 (16.36%) Problem-Solving
5 11 (10.00%) Configuration Management
5 11 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
6 10 (9.09%) Data Protection
6 10 (9.09%) DevOps
7 9 (8.18%) High Availability
7 9 (8.18%) Project Management
7 9 (8.18%) Root Cause Analysis
8 8 (7.27%) Application Virtualisation
8 8 (7.27%) Incident Management
8 8 (7.27%) Infrastructure Monitoring
9 7 (6.36%) Business Continuity
9 7 (6.36%) Storage Management
10 6 (5.45%) Project Delivery
10 6 (5.45%) Server Management
11 5 (4.55%) Agile Software Development
11 5 (4.55%) Matrix Organization
Programming Languages
1 42 (38.18%) PowerShell
2 26 (23.64%) SQL
3 10 (9.09%) Perl
4 4 (3.64%) Python
5 3 (2.73%) C#
5 3 (2.73%) Shell Script
5 3 (2.73%) VBScript
6 2 (1.82%) Java
7 1 (0.91%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.91%) VB
Qualifications
1 35 (31.82%) Security Cleared
2 15 (13.64%) DV Cleared
2 15 (13.64%) SC Cleared
3 10 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
4 9 (8.18%) MCSE
5 5 (4.55%) CCNA
5 5 (4.55%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (3.64%) CISSP
6 4 (3.64%) Degree
7 3 (2.73%) CISM
7 3 (2.73%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (1.82%) Computer Science Degree
8 2 (1.82%) MCITP
8 2 (1.82%) MCP
8 2 (1.82%) VCAP
9 1 (0.91%) CCA
9 1 (0.91%) CISA
9 1 (0.91%) Citrix Certification
9 1 (0.91%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.91%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (9.09%) SLA
2 2 (1.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.82%) QA
3 1 (0.91%) COBIT
3 1 (0.91%) NIST
System Software
1 64 (58.18%) Active Directory
2 35 (31.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 32 (29.09%) Hyper-V
4 16 (14.55%) Virtual Machines
5 13 (11.82%) VMware ESXi
6 12 (10.91%) vSphere
7 10 (9.09%) Microsoft App-V
8 9 (8.18%) Virtual Desktop
9 8 (7.27%) DFS Replication
10 7 (6.36%) VMware Server
11 6 (5.45%) Virtual Servers
11 6 (5.45%) VMware Workstation
11 6 (5.45%) XenDesktop
12 4 (3.64%) VMware NSX
12 4 (3.64%) XenApp
13 2 (1.82%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
13 2 (1.82%) Docker
13 2 (1.82%) EMC RecoverPoint
13 2 (1.82%) vCloud
14 1 (0.91%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 65 (59.09%) SCCM
2 18 (16.36%) WSUS
3 14 (12.73%) SCSM
4 13 (11.82%) SCVMM
5 10 (9.09%) Microsoft Clustering
6 9 (8.18%) Failover Clustering
6 9 (8.18%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 8 (7.27%) Netcool
7 8 (7.27%) SCDPM
7 8 (7.27%) Terraform
8 6 (5.45%) Microsoft Intune
8 6 (5.45%) SCOrch
9 5 (4.55%) OpenView
9 5 (4.55%) vRealize
10 4 (3.64%) Nagios
10 4 (3.64%) NetBackup
10 4 (3.64%) Puppet
10 4 (3.64%) vCenter Server
11 3 (2.73%) Ansible
11 3 (2.73%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 48 (43.64%) VMware
2 46 (41.82%) Microsoft
3 17 (15.45%) HP
3 17 (15.45%) SolarWinds
4 16 (14.55%) Citrix
5 11 (10.00%) NetApp
6 10 (9.09%) Cisco
6 10 (9.09%) Dell
7 8 (7.27%) ArcSight
8 7 (6.36%) EMC
8 7 (6.36%) McAfee
9 6 (5.45%) Red Hat
9 6 (5.45%) ServiceNow
10 5 (4.55%) Remedy
11 4 (3.64%) IBM
11 4 (3.64%) Splunk
12 3 (2.73%) Ivanti
13 2 (1.82%) Mitel
13 2 (1.82%) Riverbed
13 2 (1.82%) Veeam