Period
to 9 April 2020

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 9 April 2020 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
9 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 448 533 495
Rank change year-on-year +85 -38 0
Contract jobs citing SCOM 215 338 395
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.39% 0.38% 0.43%
As % of the Systems Management category 2.72% 2.54% 3.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 132 228 215
Median daily rate £396 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.94% - -5.88%
10th Percentile £268 £288 £269
90th Percentile £545 £546 £525
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £395
% change year-on-year - +1.27% -5.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 2 9
Median hourly rate £41.63 £23.16 £31.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +79.77% -25.30% -44.29%
10th Percentile £20.88 £18.89 £13.25
90th Percentile £48.63 £25.42 £34.05
UK median hourly rate £41.63 £23.16 £31.00
% change year-on-year +79.77% -25.30% -44.29%

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 7,915 13,328 11,961
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 14.54% 15.06% 12.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,239 8,948 8,072
Median daily rate £500 £500 £497
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +0.57% +10.48%
10th Percentile £263 £313 £281
90th Percentile £675 £675 £625
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £483
% change year-on-year - +3.63% +7.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 250 317 260
Median hourly rate £19.50 £18.70 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.28% +6.86% -13.58%
10th Percentile £12.44 £12.00 £11.50
90th Percentile £47.03 £50.00 £47.53
Median hourly rate £20.00 £19.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +2.56% +11.43% -13.58%

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 9 April 2020.

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 9 April 2020.

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 9 April 2020. 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 +115 54 £438 -12.50% 9
North of England +89 48 £375 +1.35% 14
South West +20 38 £370 -7.50% 3
South East +55 33 £413 -8.33% 8
North West +70 32 £400 +17.65% 4
Midlands +38 24 £375 +7.14% 4
East of England +28 14 £325 -7.14% 1
West Midlands +51 13 £375 +7.14% 2
Yorkshire +69 11 £313 -15.25% 5
East Midlands +24 11 £400 +23.08% 2
North East +22 5 £375 -5.06% 5
SCOM
UK

For the 6 months to 9 April 2020, 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.

1 173 (80.47%) Windows
2 142 (66.05%) Active Directory
3 127 (59.07%) SCCM
4 112 (52.09%) Microsoft
5 111 (51.63%) Windows Server
6 106 (49.30%) VMware
7 84 (39.07%) Azure
8 67 (31.16%) PowerShell
9 65 (30.23%) Office 365
10 62 (28.84%) ITIL
11 60 (27.91%) Security Cleared
12 58 (26.98%) Citrix
13 57 (26.51%) Hyper-V
14 54 (25.12%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 53 (24.65%) VMware Infrastructure
15 53 (24.65%) DHCP
16 52 (24.19%) SharePoint
16 52 (24.19%) SQL
16 52 (24.19%) Windows 10
17 51 (23.72%) DNS
18 48 (22.33%) Windows Server 2016
19 47 (21.86%) Windows Server 2008
20 46 (21.40%) Windows Server 2012
21 44 (20.47%) Data Centre
22 42 (19.53%) SAN
23 40 (18.60%) Cisco
24 38 (17.67%) SQL Server
24 38 (17.67%) Linux
25 37 (17.21%) Migration
26 34 (15.81%) 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 52 (24.19%) SharePoint
2 27 (12.56%) MS Exchange
3 26 (12.09%) Skype for Business
4 12 (5.58%) IIS
5 8 (3.72%) Exchange Server 2013
6 4 (1.86%) Exchange Server 2003
6 4 (1.86%) Exchange Server 2007
7 3 (1.40%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.93%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (0.93%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.47%) Confluence
9 1 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (0.47%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 15 (6.98%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (4.19%) MS Visio
3 3 (1.40%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (1.40%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (1.86%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 84 (39.07%) Azure
2 65 (30.23%) Office 365
3 24 (11.16%) AWS
4 16 (7.44%) OneDrive
5 14 (6.51%) PaaS
6 13 (6.05%) Azure Active Directory
7 10 (4.65%) SaaS
8 8 (3.72%) IaaS
9 4 (1.86%) GCP
10 3 (1.40%) GitHub
11 2 (0.93%) Akamai
11 2 (0.93%) Power Platform
12 1 (0.47%) Azure Stack
12 1 (0.47%) NuGet
12 1 (0.47%) OpenShift
12 1 (0.47%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 53 (24.65%) DHCP
2 51 (23.72%) DNS
3 42 (19.53%) SAN
4 33 (15.35%) Firewall
5 23 (10.70%) LAN
6 21 (9.77%) Skype
7 19 (8.84%) WAN
8 15 (6.98%) MPLS
9 13 (6.05%) TCP/IP
10 10 (4.65%) VPN
11 9 (4.19%) NetScaler
11 9 (4.19%) Remote Desktop
12 8 (3.72%) DMZ
12 8 (3.72%) VLAN
13 7 (3.26%) BGP
13 7 (3.26%) iSCSI
13 7 (3.26%) OSPF
13 7 (3.26%) RIP
14 6 (2.79%) Kerberos
15 5 (2.33%) WAAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (17.67%) SQL Server
2 15 (6.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 8 (3.72%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (3.72%) SQL Server 2016
4 7 (3.26%) SQL Server 2012
5 5 (2.33%) SQL Server 2014
6 3 (1.40%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (0.47%) Big Data
7 1 (0.47%) EDMS
7 1 (0.47%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.47%) MySQL
7 1 (0.47%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.47%) Power BI
7 1 (0.47%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 10 (4.65%) IBM UrbanCode
2 4 (1.86%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (1.40%) Jenkins
4 2 (0.93%) Artifactory
4 2 (0.93%) ClearCase
4 2 (0.93%) ClearQuest
4 2 (0.93%) JIRA
4 2 (0.93%) MSI
5 1 (0.47%) GitLab
5 1 (0.47%) Hudson
5 1 (0.47%) InstallShield
5 1 (0.47%) Maven
5 1 (0.47%) Subversion
5 1 (0.47%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.47%) WinDbg
5 1 (0.47%) WiX
General
1 19 (8.84%) Finance
1 19 (8.84%) Public Sector
2 10 (4.65%) Local Government
3 9 (4.19%) Back Office
4 4 (1.86%) Retail
5 2 (0.93%) Banking
5 2 (0.93%) Law
5 2 (0.93%) Legal
6 1 (0.47%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.47%) Military
6 1 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.47%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 51 (23.72%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 18 (8.37%) Consultant
3 15 (6.98%) Infrastructure Specialist
3 15 (6.98%) Windows Engineer
4 14 (6.51%) Analyst
4 14 (6.51%) Support Engineer
5 13 (6.05%) Azure Engineer
6 12 (5.58%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 11 (5.12%) DevOps Engineer
7 11 (5.12%) VMware Engineer
8 10 (4.65%) Active Directory Engineer
8 10 (4.65%) Architect
8 10 (4.65%) Security Engineer
9 8 (3.72%) Cloud Engineer
9 8 (3.72%) IT Engineer
9 8 (3.72%) Service Desk Analyst
10 7 (3.26%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
10 7 (3.26%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
10 7 (3.26%) SCCM Engineer
10 7 (3.26%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (7.44%) .NET
2 9 (4.19%) LDAP
3 6 (2.79%) ASP.NET
4 5 (2.33%) HTML
5 4 (1.86%) Web Services
6 3 (1.40%) 802.1X
6 3 (1.40%) FIX Protocol
7 2 (0.93%) REST
7 2 (0.93%) SOAP
8 1 (0.47%) Software Packaging
8 1 (0.47%) XML
8 1 (0.47%) XSL
8 1 (0.47%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 44 (20.47%) Data Centre
2 22 (10.23%) Clustering
3 15 (6.98%) PKI
4 14 (6.51%) User Experience
5 11 (5.12%) Private Cloud
6 10 (4.65%) Self-Motivation
7 5 (2.33%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (1.86%) Management Information System
8 4 (1.86%) Public Cloud
9 3 (1.40%) Blackberry
9 3 (1.40%) Client/Server
9 3 (1.40%) EMC VNX
9 3 (1.40%) Enterprise Storage
9 3 (1.40%) FMCG
9 3 (1.40%) HP Storage
9 3 (1.40%) Hybrid Cloud
9 3 (1.40%) SWIFT
10 2 (0.93%) EMC VMAX
11 1 (0.47%) Cloud Native
11 1 (0.47%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 173 (80.47%) Windows
2 111 (51.63%) Windows Server
3 52 (24.19%) Windows 10
4 48 (22.33%) Windows Server 2016
5 47 (21.86%) Windows Server 2008
6 46 (21.40%) Windows Server 2012
7 38 (17.67%) Linux
8 12 (5.58%) Windows 7
9 9 (4.19%) Windows Server 2003
10 8 (3.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 7 (3.26%) VMS
12 5 (2.33%) Mac OS
13 4 (1.86%) Unix
13 4 (1.86%) Windows Server 2019
14 3 (1.40%) AIX
14 3 (1.40%) Windows 8
15 2 (0.93%) Apple iOS
15 2 (0.93%) Ubuntu
15 2 (0.93%) Windows XP
16 1 (0.47%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (28.84%) ITIL
2 54 (25.12%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 37 (17.21%) Migration
4 24 (11.16%) Problem Management
5 22 (10.23%) Problem-Solving
6 20 (9.30%) PRINCE2
7 19 (8.84%) Agile Software Development
7 19 (8.84%) Data Protection
8 18 (8.37%) Storage Management
9 15 (6.98%) DevOps
10 12 (5.58%) Protective Monitoring
11 11 (5.12%) Identity Management
11 11 (5.12%) Load Balancing
11 11 (5.12%) Service Management
12 10 (4.65%) Deployment Automation
12 10 (4.65%) Server Management
13 9 (4.19%) Application Virtualisation
13 9 (4.19%) Cloud Operations
14 8 (3.72%) High Availability
14 8 (3.72%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 67 (31.16%) PowerShell
2 52 (24.19%) SQL
3 16 (7.44%) C#
4 11 (5.12%) Bash Shell
4 11 (5.12%) Shell Script
5 9 (4.19%) VBScript
6 6 (2.79%) Java
7 5 (2.33%) C++
8 4 (1.86%) VB
9 1 (0.47%) KiXtart
9 1 (0.47%) Python
9 1 (0.47%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.47%) VBA
Qualifications
1 60 (27.91%) Security Cleared
2 33 (15.35%) SC Cleared
3 29 (13.49%) DV Cleared
4 17 (7.91%) Microsoft Certification
5 12 (5.58%) MCSE
6 6 (2.79%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 5 (2.33%) MCITP
8 3 (1.40%) MCSA
8 3 (1.40%) TOGAF Certification
9 2 (0.93%) Degree
9 2 (0.93%) PMP
9 2 (0.93%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (0.47%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (0.47%) Computer Science Degree
10 1 (0.47%) DBS Check
10 1 (0.47%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.47%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 1 (0.47%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (5.58%) SLA
2 6 (2.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (1.86%) BS7799
4 3 (1.40%) GDPR
5 2 (0.93%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 142 (66.05%) Active Directory
2 57 (26.51%) Hyper-V
3 53 (24.65%) VMware Infrastructure
4 32 (14.88%) XenApp
5 31 (14.42%) VMware ESXi
6 26 (12.09%) Virtual Machines
7 18 (8.37%) Virtual Desktop
8 15 (6.98%) Microsoft App-V
8 15 (6.98%) XenDesktop
9 12 (5.58%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 10 (4.65%) DFS Replication
11 8 (3.72%) BitLocker
12 7 (3.26%) vSphere
13 5 (2.33%) Virtual Servers
13 5 (2.33%) VMware NSX
13 5 (2.33%) VMware Server
14 3 (1.40%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 2 (0.93%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
15 2 (0.93%) Firmware
15 2 (0.93%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 127 (59.07%) SCCM
2 28 (13.02%) WSUS
3 25 (11.63%) SCVMM
4 24 (11.16%) Microsoft Clustering
5 21 (9.77%) SCOrch
6 14 (6.51%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 13 (6.05%) HP SIM
7 13 (6.05%) SCSM
7 13 (6.05%) vRealize
8 12 (5.58%) Failover Clustering
9 9 (4.19%) SCDPM
10 8 (3.72%) Microsoft Intune
11 6 (2.79%) NetBackup
11 6 (2.79%) Opscode Chef
11 6 (2.79%) Tivoli
12 5 (2.33%) Ansible
12 5 (2.33%) McAfee ePO
12 5 (2.33%) vCenter Server
13 4 (1.86%) EMC NetWorker
13 4 (1.86%) HP Operations Orchestration
Vendors
1 112 (52.09%) Microsoft
2 106 (49.30%) VMware
3 58 (26.98%) Citrix
4 40 (18.60%) Cisco
5 34 (15.81%) HP
6 32 (14.88%) NetApp
7 24 (11.16%) Dell
8 18 (8.37%) McAfee
9 17 (7.91%) EMC
9 17 (7.91%) IBM
10 15 (6.98%) Brocade
11 13 (6.05%) AppDynamics
11 13 (6.05%) Dynatrace
11 13 (6.05%) Oracle
12 12 (5.58%) Symantec
13 11 (5.12%) ServiceNow
13 11 (5.12%) SolarWinds
14 10 (4.65%) Ivanti
15 8 (3.72%) ArcSight
15 8 (3.72%) CA