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 3 months to 28 April 2017 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
3 months to
28 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 389 331 372
Rank change year-on-year -58 +41  
Contract jobs citing SCOM 200 321 258
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.46% 0.62% 0.51%
As % of the Systems Management category 4.59% 6.14% 6.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 135 186 155
Median daily rate £400 £410 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.43% +5.80%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £304 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £400 £375
% change year-on-year -6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 9 14
Median hourly rate £29.75 £20.00 £24.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +48.75% -19.19%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.82 £19.00 £20.19
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.47 £58.80 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.70 £36.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year +18.61% +53.19%  

SCOM is in the systems management skills category. The next 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.

Systems Management Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 4362 5227 4286
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 10.03% 10.17% 8.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 2911 3368 2621
Median daily rate £475 £450 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% +8.43%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £322 £300 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 98 113 194
Median hourly rate £24.43 £20.50 £20.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.17% +1.56%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.00 £12.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £48.50 £34.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £20.19
% change year-on-year -15.55% +11.46%  

SCOM
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing SCOM as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Systems Management category.

Job vacancy trend for SCOM in England

SCOM
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SCOM in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for SCOM in England

SCOM
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SCOM in England over the 3 months to 28 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SCOM in England

SCOM
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SCOM in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SCOM in England

SCOM
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing SCOM in England over the 3 months to 28 April 2017.

Contractor 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 3 months to 28 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +3 86 £450 +9.09% 8
South East -13 46 £430 -2.16% 7
North West -11 18 £295 -31.39% 3
East of England -3 13 £425 +18.05% 4
East Midlands -5 12 £300 -4.00% 5
Yorkshire +13 8 £336 -8.50% 5
South West -4 7 £363 +11.53% 8
West Midlands +4 6 £388 +19.23% 9
North East +18 2 - -
SCOM
UK

For the 6 months to 28 April 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SCOM also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for SCOM.

1 231 (64.71%) Windows
2 198 (55.46%) Microsoft
3 180 (50.42%) SCCM
4 165 (46.22%) Active Directory
5 119 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
6 116 (32.49%) Windows Server
7 114 (31.93%) VMware
8 111 (31.09%) PowerShell
9 108 (30.25%) SQL
10 102 (28.57%) SQL Server
11 98 (27.45%) Office 365
12 90 (25.21%) Hyper-V
13 86 (24.09%) ITIL
14 78 (21.85%) DNS
14 78 (21.85%) VMware Infrastructure
15 71 (19.89%) Windows Server 2012
16 61 (17.09%) Windows Server 2008
17 60 (16.81%) DHCP
18 59 (16.53%) Security Cleared
19 54 (15.13%) MS Exchange
20 53 (14.85%) Firewall
20 53 (14.85%) Finance
21 52 (14.57%) Microsoft Certification
22 51 (14.29%) VPN
23 48 (13.45%) HP
23 48 (13.45%) SC Cleared
24 46 (12.89%) PKI
24 46 (12.89%) Skype for Business
25 45 (12.61%) Citrix
25 45 (12.61%) 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 54 (15.13%) MS Exchange
2 46 (12.89%) Skype for Business
3 33 (9.24%) SharePoint
4 30 (8.40%) Exchange Server 2013
5 21 (5.88%) IIS
6 20 (5.60%) Exchange Server 2010
7 8 (2.24%) Exchange Server 2007
8 5 (1.40%) Exchange Server 2003
9 4 (1.12%) Confluence
10 3 (0.84%) BizTalk Server
10 3 (0.84%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 2 (0.56%) Exchange Server 5.5
11 2 (0.56%) OpenStack
11 2 (0.56%) SharePoint 2013
12 1 (0.28%) Apache
12 1 (0.28%) CMS
12 1 (0.28%) IBM Domino
12 1 (0.28%) NServiceBus
12 1 (0.28%) Office Communications Server
12 1 (0.28%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 28 (7.84%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (3.08%) MS Visio
3 8 (2.24%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (1.96%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.84%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.28%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.28%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 119 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 98 (27.45%) Office 365
3 35 (9.80%) IaaS
4 27 (7.56%) Amazon AWS
5 15 (4.20%) Azure Active Directory
6 9 (2.52%) PaaS
7 6 (1.68%) Cloud Computing
7 6 (1.68%) GitHub
8 4 (1.12%) Mimecast
8 4 (1.12%) OneDrive
9 2 (0.56%) Google Cloud Platform
9 2 (0.56%) OpenShift
9 2 (0.56%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 78 (21.85%) DNS
2 60 (16.81%) DHCP
3 53 (14.85%) Firewall
4 51 (14.29%) VPN
5 39 (10.92%) SAN
6 31 (8.68%) WAN
7 23 (6.44%) Skype
8 19 (5.32%) LAN
9 12 (3.36%) Network Security
10 11 (3.08%) TCP/IP
11 10 (2.80%) iSCSI
12 7 (1.96%) Cisco ASA
12 7 (1.96%) LDAP
12 7 (1.96%) NetScaler
13 6 (1.68%) Internet
13 6 (1.68%) Reverse Proxy
13 6 (1.68%) SNMP
13 6 (1.68%) VLAN
13 6 (1.68%) VoIP
13 6 (1.68%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 102 (28.57%) SQL Server
2 13 (3.64%) SQL Server 2008
2 13 (3.64%) SQL Server 2012
3 11 (3.08%) SQL Server 2014
4 10 (2.80%) Oracle Database
5 9 (2.52%) Big Data
6 8 (2.24%) Power BI
7 7 (1.96%) SQL Server 2005
8 6 (1.68%) MySQL
8 6 (1.68%) PostgreSQL
8 6 (1.68%) RDBMS
8 6 (1.68%) Relational Database
8 6 (1.68%) Sybase ASE
8 6 (1.68%) Sybase IQ
9 5 (1.40%) Amazon RDS
10 4 (1.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 3 (0.84%) Data Lake
11 3 (0.84%) DocumentDB
12 2 (0.56%) SQL Server 2016
12 2 (0.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 9 (2.52%) Jenkins
2 7 (1.96%) Git (software)
2 7 (1.96%) Introscope
2 7 (1.96%) Visual Studio
3 5 (1.40%) JIRA
4 1 (0.28%) Ant
4 1 (0.28%) FxCop
4 1 (0.28%) Hudson
4 1 (0.28%) Maven
4 1 (0.28%) MSI
4 1 (0.28%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (0.28%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (0.28%) StyleCop
4 1 (0.28%) Subversion
4 1 (0.28%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 53 (14.85%) Finance
2 11 (3.08%) Banking
3 7 (1.96%) Financial Institution
3 7 (1.96%) Local Government
4 6 (1.68%) Publishing
5 3 (0.84%) Legal
6 2 (0.56%) Advertising
6 2 (0.56%) Investment Banking
6 2 (0.56%) Retail
6 2 (0.56%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.28%) Back Office
7 1 (0.28%) Electronics
7 1 (0.28%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.28%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 44 (12.32%) Architect
1 44 (12.32%) Consultant
2 37 (10.36%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 29 (8.12%) Technical Architect
4 21 (5.88%) Analyst
5 20 (5.60%) Administrator
6 19 (5.32%) DBA
6 19 (5.32%) Infrastructure Architect
7 18 (5.04%) Monitoring Specialist
7 18 (5.04%) Server Engineer
7 18 (5.04%) Windows Engineer
8 17 (4.76%) Infrastructure Specialist
9 15 (4.20%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 14 (3.92%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
10 14 (3.92%) Office 365 Architect
10 14 (3.92%) Support Engineer
10 14 (3.92%) Systems Administrator
10 14 (3.92%) Systems Engineer
10 14 (3.92%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
11 13 (3.64%) Azure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (3.08%) HTML
2 10 (2.80%) .NET
3 9 (2.52%) Web Services
3 9 (2.52%) XML
4 8 (2.24%) Middleware
5 6 (1.68%) WAP
6 3 (0.84%) ASP.NET
6 3 (0.84%) Elastic Stack
7 2 (0.56%) Software Packaging
8 1 (0.28%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 46 (12.89%) PKI
2 35 (9.80%) Data Centre
3 34 (9.52%) Replication
4 27 (7.56%) Clustering
5 22 (6.16%) Analytical Skills
6 15 (4.20%) Management Information System
7 11 (3.08%) Virtual Team
8 9 (2.52%) Hybrid Cloud
8 9 (2.52%) Private Cloud
9 7 (1.96%) e-Health
9 7 (1.96%) Mainframe
10 5 (1.40%) Blackberry
10 5 (1.40%) Enterprise Software
10 5 (1.40%) Public Cloud
11 4 (1.12%) BYOD
11 4 (1.12%) CESG
11 4 (1.12%) Computer Science
11 4 (1.12%) iPad
11 4 (1.12%) iPhone
11 4 (1.12%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 231 (64.71%) Windows
2 116 (32.49%) Windows Server
3 71 (19.89%) Windows Server 2012
4 61 (17.09%) Windows Server 2008
5 45 (12.61%) Linux
5 45 (12.61%) Windows 10
6 26 (7.28%) Windows 7
7 24 (6.72%) Windows Server 2003
8 19 (5.32%) Unix
9 15 (4.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 12 (3.36%) Solaris
11 11 (3.08%) AIX
12 7 (1.96%) HPUX
12 7 (1.96%) Windows 8
13 4 (1.12%) CentOS
14 3 (0.84%) Mac OS
14 3 (0.84%) VMS
15 2 (0.56%) Mac OS X
16 1 (0.28%) SUSE
16 1 (0.28%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (24.09%) ITIL
2 40 (11.20%) DevOps
3 38 (10.64%) Migration
4 34 (9.52%) Disaster Recovery
5 28 (7.84%) Agile Software Development
6 23 (6.44%) High Availability
7 21 (5.88%) Service Management
8 19 (5.32%) Change Management
8 19 (5.32%) Configuration Management
8 19 (5.32%) Problem Management
8 19 (5.32%) Server Building
9 16 (4.48%) Asset Management
9 16 (4.48%) TOGAF
10 15 (4.20%) Root Cause Analysis
11 14 (3.92%) SIEM
12 13 (3.64%) Continuous Improvement
13 12 (3.36%) Incident Management
13 12 (3.36%) Project Management
14 11 (3.08%) Capacity Management
14 11 (3.08%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 111 (31.09%) PowerShell
2 108 (30.25%) SQL
3 24 (6.72%) C
4 22 (6.16%) T-SQL
5 19 (5.32%) Java
6 14 (3.92%) Perl
7 11 (3.08%) Ruby
8 10 (2.80%) C#
8 10 (2.80%) PL/SQL
8 10 (2.80%) VBScript
9 8 (2.24%) JavaScript
9 8 (2.24%) VB
10 7 (1.96%) Python
11 5 (1.40%) Shell Script
12 2 (0.56%) C++
12 2 (0.56%) VB6
13 1 (0.28%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 59 (16.53%) Security Cleared
2 52 (14.57%) Microsoft Certification
3 48 (13.45%) SC Cleared
4 38 (10.64%) MCSE
5 21 (5.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 13 (3.64%) DV Cleared
6 13 (3.64%) MCITP
7 10 (2.80%) CCNA
7 10 (2.80%) Cisco Certification
8 9 (2.52%) ITIL Certification
9 7 (1.96%) MCSA
10 6 (1.68%) Degree
10 6 (1.68%) VCP6
11 4 (1.12%) ISEB
11 4 (1.12%) MCSD
12 3 (0.84%) MCP
13 2 (0.56%) Citrix Certification
13 2 (0.56%) MCTS
13 2 (0.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 1 (0.28%) IIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (7.00%) SLA
2 15 (4.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.56%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (0.56%) PMO
3 2 (0.56%) QA
4 1 (0.28%) GCP
System Software
1 165 (46.22%) Active Directory
2 90 (25.21%) Hyper-V
3 78 (21.85%) VMware Infrastructure
4 39 (10.92%) vSphere
5 33 (9.24%) XenApp
6 21 (5.88%) Virtual Machines
7 15 (4.20%) XenDesktop
8 10 (2.80%) VMware ESX
9 9 (2.52%) VMware ESXi
10 8 (2.24%) Virtual Desktop
11 7 (1.96%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 7 (1.96%) Docker
11 7 (1.96%) vCloud
12 6 (1.68%) BitLocker
12 6 (1.68%) ISA Server
13 5 (1.40%) DFS Replication
13 5 (1.40%) Microsoft App-V
13 5 (1.40%) NFS
14 3 (0.84%) Forefront TMG
15 2 (0.56%) UAG
Systems Management
1 180 (50.42%) SCCM
2 29 (8.12%) SCOrch
3 26 (7.28%) Microsoft Intune
4 22 (6.16%) SCVMM
5 20 (5.60%) Puppet
6 17 (4.76%) Microsoft Clustering
7 16 (4.48%) Opscode Chef
8 15 (4.20%) Nagios
8 15 (4.20%) vCenter Server
9 14 (3.92%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 12 (3.36%) WSUS
11 11 (3.08%) SCSM
12 10 (2.80%) Failover Clustering
12 10 (2.80%) NetBackup
13 9 (2.52%) vRealize
14 8 (2.24%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
15 7 (1.96%) CA Wily
15 7 (1.96%) IBM BigFix
15 7 (1.96%) ITRS Geneos
15 7 (1.96%) Netcool
Vendors
1 198 (55.46%) Microsoft
2 114 (31.93%) VMware
3 48 (13.45%) HP
4 45 (12.61%) Citrix
5 37 (10.36%) Cisco
6 28 (7.84%) Oracle
7 22 (6.16%) SolarWinds
8 21 (5.88%) NetApp
9 20 (5.60%) Dell
10 16 (4.48%) CA
10 16 (4.48%) ServiceNow
11 15 (4.20%) EMC
11 15 (4.20%) Symantec
12 13 (3.64%) IBM
12 13 (3.64%) Juniper
13 12 (3.36%) Remedy
13 12 (3.36%) Veeam
14 10 (2.80%) SAP
15 9 (2.52%) CheckPoint
15 9 (2.52%) Red Hat
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