Period
to 7 August 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 7 August 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
7 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 398 480 512
Rank change year-on-year +82 +32 -17
Contract jobs citing SCOM 123 351 399
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.39% 0.42% 0.43%
As % of the Systems Management category 2.59% 2.81% 3.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 250 244
Median daily rate £400 £426 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.16% +6.56% -2.44%
10th Percentile £248 £267 £224
90th Percentile £524 £569 £538
UK median daily rate £400 £425 £400
% change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 10 9
Median hourly rate £35.00 £23.75 £31.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +47.37% -23.39% +12.73%
10th Percentile £17.03 £20.20 £19.65
90th Percentile £57.60 £37.05 £35.35
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £23.75 £31.00
% change year-on-year +47.37% -23.39% +24.30%

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 4,755 12,473 12,805
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 15.22% 15.01% 13.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,103 8,434 8,656
Median daily rate £500 £500 £490
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.04% +3.16%
10th Percentile £306 £300 £288
90th Percentile £675 £675 £638
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +3.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 117 281 356
Median hourly rate £35.00 £20.00 £19.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +75.00% +4.58% +9.63%
10th Percentile £13.66 £12.00 £12.25
90th Percentile £47.63 £49.13 £50.00
Median hourly rate £35.00 £21.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +66.67% +10.53% +8.57%

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 7 August 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 7 August 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 7 August 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 +172 49 £330 -30.53% 2
South East +132 29 £400 - 9
North of England +110 20 £400 -8.57% 4
North West +78 15 £433 +13.82% 2
South West +12 10 £545 +14.74% 3
Midlands +54 9 £450 +28.57% 5
East of England +70 6 £350 -12.50% 2
West Midlands +53 6 £450 +28.57% 4
Yorkshire +71 5 £225 -49.55%
East Midlands +34 3 £450 +28.57% 1
SCOM
UK

For the 6 months to 7 August 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.

1 103 (83.74%) Windows
2 80 (65.04%) Active Directory
3 74 (60.16%) Microsoft
4 65 (52.85%) SCCM
5 63 (51.22%) VMware
6 60 (48.78%) Windows Server
7 50 (40.65%) Security Cleared
8 49 (39.84%) Azure
9 44 (35.77%) Linux
10 42 (34.15%) Windows Server 2012
11 38 (30.89%) PowerShell
12 37 (30.08%) Windows Server 2016
13 34 (27.64%) VMware Infrastructure
14 33 (26.83%) ITIL
15 32 (26.02%) Hyper-V
16 31 (25.20%) SQL
16 31 (25.20%) Office 365
17 30 (24.39%) SC Cleared
18 29 (23.58%) Windows Server 2008
18 29 (23.58%) SQL Server
19 28 (22.76%) DNS
20 26 (21.14%) Data Centre
20 26 (21.14%) Windows 10
21 25 (20.33%) DHCP
21 25 (20.33%) NetApp
21 25 (20.33%) HP
21 25 (20.33%) Citrix
22 24 (19.51%) Agile Software Development
23 20 (16.26%) Clustering
23 20 (16.26%) DV Cleared

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 19 (15.45%) SharePoint
2 7 (5.69%) MS Exchange
3 5 (4.07%) IIS
4 4 (3.25%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 3 (2.44%) IBM Notes
6 2 (1.63%) Apache
6 2 (1.63%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (1.63%) Skype for Business
6 2 (1.63%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 10 (8.13%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (6.50%) MS Visio
3 3 (2.44%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.81%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 49 (39.84%) Azure
2 31 (25.20%) Office 365
3 13 (10.57%) AWS
4 8 (6.50%) Azure Active Directory
4 8 (6.50%) IaaS
5 5 (4.07%) GCP
5 5 (4.07%) SaaS
6 2 (1.63%) OneDrive
6 2 (1.63%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 28 (22.76%) DNS
2 25 (20.33%) DHCP
3 15 (12.20%) SAN
4 11 (8.94%) Skype
4 11 (8.94%) WAN
5 10 (8.13%) Firewall
6 8 (6.50%) LAN
7 7 (5.69%) SMTP
7 7 (5.69%) TCP/IP
8 6 (4.88%) Kerberos
9 5 (4.07%) VoIP
10 4 (3.25%) DMZ
11 3 (2.44%) Internet
11 3 (2.44%) IPsec
11 3 (2.44%) iSCSI
11 3 (2.44%) SNMP
11 3 (2.44%) Software-Defined Networking
11 3 (2.44%) VPN
12 2 (1.63%) Remote Desktop
12 2 (1.63%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (23.58%) SQL Server
2 11 (8.94%) Data Mining
3 9 (7.32%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (7.32%) SQL Server 2012
4 8 (6.50%) SQL Server 2016
5 7 (5.69%) Amazon RDS
6 6 (4.88%) SQL Server 2014
7 4 (3.25%) SQL Server 2019
7 4 (3.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.81%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 11 (8.94%) eggPlant
1 11 (8.94%) JMeter
1 11 (8.94%) LoadUI
1 11 (8.94%) NeoLoad
2 3 (2.44%) ClearCase
2 3 (2.44%) ClearQuest
2 3 (2.44%) Visual Studio
3 2 (1.63%) IBM UrbanCode
3 2 (1.63%) MSI
4 1 (0.81%) Gatling
4 1 (0.81%) Hudson
4 1 (0.81%) QALoad
General
1 12 (9.76%) Public Sector
2 7 (5.69%) Finance
3 3 (2.44%) Legal
3 3 (2.44%) Local Government
3 3 (2.44%) Retail
4 2 (1.63%) Automotive
4 2 (1.63%) Publishing
5 1 (0.81%) Back Office
5 1 (0.81%) Banking
Job Titles
1 14 (11.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 10 (8.13%) DevOps Engineer
3 9 (7.32%) Azure Engineer
4 8 (6.50%) Analyst
4 8 (6.50%) Consultant
4 8 (6.50%) Test Engineer
4 8 (6.50%) Windows Engineer
5 7 (5.69%) Architect
5 7 (5.69%) Performance Test Engineer
6 6 (4.88%) Azure DevOps Engineer
6 6 (4.88%) Performance Engineer
6 6 (4.88%) Support Engineer
6 6 (4.88%) Wintel Engineer
7 5 (4.07%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 5 (4.07%) Systems Engineer
7 5 (4.07%) Technical Leader
8 4 (3.25%) Cloud Engineer
8 4 (3.25%) Infrastructure Consultant
8 4 (3.25%) Platform Engineer
8 4 (3.25%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (8.94%) Elastic Stack
2 6 (4.88%) .NET
3 5 (4.07%) LDAP
4 1 (0.81%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.81%) HTML
4 1 (0.81%) XML
4 1 (0.81%) XMPP
4 1 (0.81%) XSL
4 1 (0.81%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 26 (21.14%) Data Centre
2 20 (16.26%) Clustering
3 15 (12.20%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (8.94%) Self-Motivation
5 9 (7.32%) PKI
6 6 (4.88%) Client/Server
6 6 (4.88%) User Experience
7 5 (4.07%) EMC VNX
7 5 (4.07%) Fat Client
7 5 (4.07%) Thin Client
8 4 (3.25%) Blackberry
8 4 (3.25%) Private Cloud
8 4 (3.25%) Replication
9 3 (2.44%) Hybrid Cloud
9 3 (2.44%) Management Information System
9 3 (2.44%) Public Cloud
10 2 (1.63%) EMC VMAX
10 2 (1.63%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (1.63%) HP Storage
10 2 (1.63%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 103 (83.74%) Windows
2 60 (48.78%) Windows Server
3 44 (35.77%) Linux
4 42 (34.15%) Windows Server 2012
5 37 (30.08%) Windows Server 2016
6 29 (23.58%) Windows Server 2008
7 26 (21.14%) Windows 10
8 18 (14.63%) Unix
9 12 (9.76%) Windows Server 2019
10 11 (8.94%) Windows Server 2003
11 7 (5.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 5 (4.07%) Windows 7
13 4 (3.25%) AIX
13 4 (3.25%) Windows XP
14 2 (1.63%) Mac OS
15 1 (0.81%) CentOS
15 1 (0.81%) Solaris
15 1 (0.81%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (26.83%) ITIL
2 24 (19.51%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (14.63%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 16 (13.01%) Problem-Solving
5 15 (12.20%) Identity Management
5 15 (12.20%) Migration
6 14 (11.38%) DevOps
7 13 (10.57%) Data Protection
8 12 (9.76%) High Availability
8 12 (9.76%) Problem Management
8 12 (9.76%) Root Cause Analysis
9 11 (8.94%) Performance Testing
9 11 (8.94%) Risk Analysis
9 11 (8.94%) SDLC
9 11 (8.94%) Storage Management
9 11 (8.94%) Test Planning
9 11 (8.94%) Waterfall
10 10 (8.13%) Application Virtualisation
10 10 (8.13%) Service Delivery
10 10 (8.13%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 38 (30.89%) PowerShell
2 31 (25.20%) SQL
3 5 (4.07%) C#
3 5 (4.07%) VBScript
4 4 (3.25%) VB
5 3 (2.44%) Shell Script
6 2 (1.63%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.81%) C++
7 1 (0.81%) Java
7 1 (0.81%) Python
7 1 (0.81%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.81%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 50 (40.65%) Security Cleared
2 30 (24.39%) SC Cleared
3 20 (16.26%) DV Cleared
4 7 (5.69%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (2.44%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (2.44%) MCSA
5 3 (2.44%) MCSE
5 3 (2.44%) TOGAF Certification
6 2 (1.63%) Degree
6 2 (1.63%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 2 (1.63%) MCITP
7 1 (0.81%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.81%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (0.81%) DBS Check
7 1 (0.81%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (8.13%) SLA
2 6 (4.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (2.44%) GDPR
3 3 (2.44%) QA
4 2 (1.63%) Cyber Essentials
4 2 (1.63%) HIPAA
System Software
1 80 (65.04%) Active Directory
2 34 (27.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 32 (26.02%) Hyper-V
4 15 (12.20%) VMware ESXi
5 13 (10.57%) Microsoft App-V
5 13 (10.57%) XenApp
6 12 (9.76%) Virtual Machines
7 11 (8.94%) Virtual Desktop
8 9 (7.32%) DFS Replication
9 7 (5.69%) vSphere
10 4 (3.25%) XenDesktop
11 3 (2.44%) Terminal Server
12 2 (1.63%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
12 2 (1.63%) Virtual Servers
12 2 (1.63%) VMware NSX
13 1 (0.81%) Citrix Hypervisor
13 1 (0.81%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 1 (0.81%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 65 (52.85%) SCCM
2 20 (16.26%) Microsoft Clustering
3 14 (11.38%) Failover Clustering
3 14 (11.38%) SCVMM
3 14 (11.38%) WSUS
4 12 (9.76%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 11 (8.94%) ZABBIX
6 9 (7.32%) McAfee ePO
7 7 (5.69%) SCDPM
7 7 (5.69%) SCSM
8 6 (4.88%) Microsoft Intune
8 6 (4.88%) Nagios
8 6 (4.88%) Opscode Chef
9 5 (4.07%) HP SIM
9 5 (4.07%) Tivoli
9 5 (4.07%) vRealize
10 4 (3.25%) SCOrch
10 4 (3.25%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 4 (3.25%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 3 (2.44%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 74 (60.16%) Microsoft
2 63 (51.22%) VMware
3 25 (20.33%) Citrix
3 25 (20.33%) HP
3 25 (20.33%) NetApp
4 19 (15.45%) SolarWinds
5 18 (14.63%) Cisco
6 16 (13.01%) McAfee
7 15 (12.20%) Splunk
8 13 (10.57%) AppDynamics
8 13 (10.57%) Dynatrace
9 12 (9.76%) ServiceNow
10 11 (8.94%) New Relic
11 9 (7.32%) Dell
12 8 (6.50%) Red Hat
13 7 (5.69%) IBM
14 6 (4.88%) ArcSight
14 6 (4.88%) EMC
14 6 (4.88%) Symantec
15 4 (3.25%) Oracle