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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 8 August 2022 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
8 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 629 590 408
Rank change year-on-year -39 -182 +89
Contract jobs citing SCOM 142 116 123
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.20% 0.20% 0.39%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.26% 1.26% 2.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 85 72
10th Percentile £270 £319 £250
25th Percentile £365 £376 £287
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £459 £425 £400
Median % change year-on-year +7.88% +6.25% -5.88%
75th Percentile £538 £519 £485
90th Percentile £599 £565 £540
UK median daily rate £460 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +8.24% +6.25% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 6
10th Percentile - - £16.07
25th Percentile £62.50 £26.25 £20.88
Median hourly rate £65.00 £27.50 £35.35
Median % change year-on-year +136.36% -22.20% +48.83%
75th Percentile £67.50 £35.29 £53.29
90th Percentile - £39.21 £58.25
UK median hourly rate £65.00 £27.50 £35.35
% change year-on-year +136.36% -22.20% +48.83%

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 11,302 9,216 4,819
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 15.61% 15.85% 15.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,265 6,531 3,391
10th Percentile £356 £350 £310
25th Percentile £465 £438 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £575 £525 £500
Median % change year-on-year +9.52% +5.00% -
75th Percentile £675 £615 £600
90th Percentile £763 £700 £675
UK median daily rate £575 £525 £500
% change year-on-year +9.52% +5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 147 126 78
10th Percentile £13.01 £14.25 £12.42
25th Percentile £16.25 £16.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £19.39
Median % change year-on-year +12.50% +3.15% +2.05%
75th Percentile £45.00 £40.00 £39.67
90th Percentile £71.85 £58.85 £47.93
UK median hourly rate £23.91 £23.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year +3.96% +17.95% -2.50%

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 8 August 2022.

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 8 August 2022. 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
Jobs
London -50 52 £428 +1.79% 10
South East -8 31 £510 +2.00% 8
Midlands -21 15 £520 +25.68% 2
South West -28 12 £522 +16.04% 3
West Midlands -27 10 £375 -9.37% 2
North of England -27 10 £250 -39.76% 5
North West -24 8 £250 -44.44% 2
East of England -1 7 £538 +56.36% 1
East Midlands -3 5 £520 -24.31%
Yorkshire -37 2 £500 +16.28% 3
SCOM
UK

For the 6 months to 8 August 2022, 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 84 (59.15%) Windows
2 83 (58.45%) Microsoft
3 77 (54.23%) SCCM
4 76 (53.52%) ITIL
5 68 (47.89%) Active Directory
5 68 (47.89%) Azure
6 67 (47.18%) VMware
7 58 (40.85%) Security Cleared
8 57 (40.14%) PowerShell
9 55 (38.73%) Windows Server
10 49 (34.51%) VMware Infrastructure
11 39 (27.46%) Service Management
12 33 (23.24%) Social Skills
13 31 (21.83%) Problem-Solving
13 31 (21.83%) DNS
14 29 (20.42%) Windows Server 2016
14 29 (20.42%) Microsoft 365
15 28 (19.72%) DHCP
15 28 (19.72%) Change Management
15 28 (19.72%) ITSM
15 28 (19.72%) SC Cleared
16 27 (19.01%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 26 (18.31%) DV Cleared
18 25 (17.61%) Microsoft Certification
19 24 (16.90%) Linux
19 24 (16.90%) Windows Server 2012
20 23 (16.20%) Data Centre
21 22 (15.49%) MCSE
21 22 (15.49%) SolarWinds
22 20 (14.08%) AWS

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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 10 (7.04%) SharePoint
2 5 (3.52%) Skype for Business
3 4 (2.82%) IIS
4 3 (2.11%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 12 (8.45%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.70%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 5 (3.52%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.70%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 68 (47.89%) Azure
2 29 (20.42%) Microsoft 365
3 20 (14.08%) AWS
3 20 (14.08%) Azure Monitor
4 17 (11.97%) SaaS
5 16 (11.27%) Azure Active Directory
6 11 (7.75%) GCP
7 7 (4.93%) Cloud Computing
8 4 (2.82%) Azure Sentinel
8 4 (2.82%) PaaS
9 3 (2.11%) IaaS
10 2 (1.41%) Azure Storage
10 2 (1.41%) Power Platform
11 1 (0.70%) Amazon S3
11 1 (0.70%) Dynamics 365
11 1 (0.70%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 31 (21.83%) DNS
2 28 (19.72%) DHCP
3 16 (11.27%) Firewall
4 14 (9.86%) LAN
4 14 (9.86%) WAN
5 11 (7.75%) SAN
6 10 (7.04%) Skype
7 9 (6.34%) TCP/IP
8 6 (4.23%) VoIP
8 6 (4.23%) Wireless
9 5 (3.52%) SMTP
9 5 (3.52%) SNMP
10 4 (2.82%) Network Security
11 1 (0.70%) Fibre Channel
11 1 (0.70%) Internet
11 1 (0.70%) iSCSI
11 1 (0.70%) NAS
11 1 (0.70%) NetScaler
11 1 (0.70%) Software-Defined Networking
11 1 (0.70%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (7.75%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.41%) Amazon RDS
2 2 (1.41%) Power BI
2 2 (1.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 2 (1.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (1.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (0.70%) Informix
3 1 (0.70%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 1 (0.70%) MongoDB
3 1 (0.70%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (0.70%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (1.41%) Axure RP
1 2 (1.41%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.70%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.70%) LoadUI
2 1 (0.70%) MSI
2 1 (0.70%) SoapUI
2 1 (0.70%) Visual Studio
General
1 33 (23.24%) Social Skills
2 19 (13.38%) Finance
3 11 (7.75%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (7.04%) Public Sector
5 9 (6.34%) Banking
6 5 (3.52%) Law
7 3 (2.11%) Influencing Skills
7 3 (2.11%) Local Government
7 3 (2.11%) Organisational Skills
8 2 (1.41%) Military
9 1 (0.70%) Automotive
9 1 (0.70%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.70%) Legal
9 1 (0.70%) Retail
9 1 (0.70%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 26 (18.31%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 23 (16.20%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 16 (11.27%) 3rd Line Support
3 16 (11.27%) Analyst
4 15 (10.56%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 15 (10.56%) Support Engineer
5 13 (9.15%) Wintel Engineer
6 12 (8.45%) Architect
7 11 (7.75%) Server Engineer
8 7 (4.93%) Security Engineer
8 7 (4.93%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
9 6 (4.23%) Active Directory Specialist
9 6 (4.23%) Azure Specialist
9 6 (4.23%) Technical Specialist
10 5 (3.52%) Consultant
10 5 (3.52%) IT Analyst
10 5 (3.52%) Security Support Engineer
10 5 (3.52%) Service Analyst
10 5 (3.52%) Service Desk Analyst
11 4 (2.82%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.70%) COM
1 1 (0.70%) LDAP
1 1 (0.70%) Middleware
1 1 (0.70%) OAuth
1 1 (0.70%) REST
1 1 (0.70%) SAML
1 1 (0.70%) Web Services
1 1 (0.70%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 23 (16.20%) Data Centre
2 14 (9.86%) PKI
3 13 (9.15%) Clustering
3 13 (9.15%) Public Cloud
4 8 (5.63%) Management Information System
4 8 (5.63%) Self-Motivation
5 7 (4.93%) Reinsurance
6 5 (3.52%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (2.11%) Enterprise Storage
7 3 (2.11%) Housing Association
7 3 (2.11%) Hybrid Cloud
8 2 (1.41%) Fat Client
8 2 (1.41%) NHS
8 2 (1.41%) Replication
8 2 (1.41%) Thin Client
9 1 (0.70%) EMC VNX
9 1 (0.70%) Enterprise Cloud
9 1 (0.70%) Legacy Systems
Operating Systems
1 84 (59.15%) Windows
2 55 (38.73%) Windows Server
3 29 (20.42%) Windows Server 2016
4 24 (16.90%) Linux
4 24 (16.90%) Windows Server 2012
5 18 (12.68%) Unix
6 15 (10.56%) Windows 10
7 12 (8.45%) Windows Server 2008
8 8 (5.63%) Windows Server 2003
9 6 (4.23%) Solaris
10 4 (2.82%) Windows Server 2019
11 3 (2.11%) Windows 7
12 2 (1.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.70%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (53.52%) ITIL
2 39 (27.46%) Service Management
3 31 (21.83%) Problem-Solving
4 28 (19.72%) Change Management
4 28 (19.72%) ITSM
5 27 (19.01%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 20 (14.08%) Disaster Recovery
7 16 (11.27%) Agile
7 16 (11.27%) Incident Management
8 15 (10.56%) Server Management
9 14 (9.86%) Proactive Monitoring
10 13 (9.15%) Service Delivery
10 13 (9.15%) Technical Leadership
11 11 (7.75%) Project Management
11 11 (7.75%) Ticket Management
12 10 (7.04%) Analytics
12 10 (7.04%) Capacity Management
13 9 (6.34%) Business Continuity
13 9 (6.34%) Problem Management
13 9 (6.34%) Storage Management
Programming Languages
1 57 (40.14%) PowerShell
2 19 (13.38%) SQL
3 11 (7.75%) VBScript
4 9 (6.34%) VB
5 7 (4.93%) C#
6 3 (2.11%) Bash
6 3 (2.11%) Python
7 2 (1.41%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.70%) C
8 1 (0.70%) Go
Qualifications
1 58 (40.85%) Security Cleared
2 28 (19.72%) SC Cleared
3 26 (18.31%) DV Cleared
4 25 (17.61%) Microsoft Certification
5 22 (15.49%) MCSE
6 16 (11.27%) ITIL Certification
7 10 (7.04%) MCSA
8 8 (5.63%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 6 (4.23%) CCNA
9 6 (4.23%) Cisco Certification
9 6 (4.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 3 (2.11%) CCA
10 3 (2.11%) Citrix Certification
10 3 (2.11%) NVQ Level 3
10 3 (2.11%) VCP5
10 3 (2.11%) VCP6
11 2 (1.41%) CCAA
11 2 (1.41%) MCP
11 2 (1.41%) TOGAF Certification
12 1 (0.70%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (11.97%) SLA
2 9 (6.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (4.23%) COBIT
3 6 (4.23%) ISO 9001
4 4 (2.82%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 2 (1.41%) NCSC
5 2 (1.41%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.70%) GDPR
System Software
1 68 (47.89%) Active Directory
2 49 (34.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (11.97%) Hyper-V
4 15 (10.56%) Virtual Desktop
5 10 (7.04%) Virtual Machines
5 10 (7.04%) vSphere
6 9 (6.34%) VMware ESXi
7 6 (4.23%) XenApp
8 4 (2.82%) Microsoft App-V
8 4 (2.82%) XenDesktop
9 3 (2.11%) VMware Workstation
10 1 (0.70%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.70%) Terminal Server
10 1 (0.70%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 77 (54.23%) SCCM
2 18 (12.68%) WSUS
3 17 (11.97%) Nagios
3 17 (11.97%) Opsview
4 13 (9.15%) Microsoft Clustering
5 12 (8.45%) Active Directory Federation Services
6 10 (7.04%) Microsoft Intune
7 9 (6.34%) Ansible
7 9 (6.34%) SCVMM
8 8 (5.63%) vRealize
9 7 (4.93%) Failover Clustering
9 7 (4.93%) Kubernetes
9 7 (4.93%) NetBackup
9 7 (4.93%) Prometheus
9 7 (4.93%) SCOrch
10 6 (4.23%) SCSM
11 5 (3.52%) EMC NetWorker
12 4 (2.82%) Terraform
13 3 (2.11%) EMC VPLEX
13 3 (2.11%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 83 (58.45%) Microsoft
2 67 (47.18%) VMware
3 22 (15.49%) SolarWinds
4 14 (9.86%) CA
5 13 (9.15%) Cisco
6 12 (8.45%) Citrix
6 12 (8.45%) Dell
7 10 (7.04%) EMC
7 10 (7.04%) HP
7 10 (7.04%) Splunk
8 8 (5.63%) NetApp
9 7 (4.93%) AppDynamics
9 7 (4.93%) McAfee
9 7 (4.93%) Oracle
9 7 (4.93%) ServiceNow
10 6 (4.23%) Mitel
10 6 (4.23%) Remedy
10 6 (4.23%) Symantec
11 5 (3.52%) 3PAR
11 5 (3.52%) Google