The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 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 27 March 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)
East of England / Hertfordshire
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 52 52 60
Rank change year-on-year 0 +8  
Contract jobs citing SCOM 6 6 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 1.01% 0.88% 0.85%
As % of the Systems Management category 6.59% 11.11% 16.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 2
Median daily rate £300 £350 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.28% -22.22%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £400 £375
% change year-on-year -12.50% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £54.08 £40.83 £26.50
% change year-on-year +32.45% +54.05%  

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 Hertfordshire with a requirement for systems management skills.

Systems Management Skills
Hertfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 91 54 37
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 15.37% 7.89% 5.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 32 18
Median daily rate £500 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +33.33% -6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £200 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 6
Median hourly rate £14.50 £14.50 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +7.40%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year -15.55% +9.75%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 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 Hertfordshire

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SCOM in Hertfordshire

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SCOM in Hertfordshire

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Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SCOM within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 27 March 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
Watford +2 4 - -
Hertford -1 1 £300 +71.42%
SCOM
East of England

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Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 Hertfordshire region with a requirement for SCOM.

1 6 (66.67%) MCSE
1 6 (66.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (55.56%) PowerShell
2 5 (55.56%) Hyper-V
3 4 (44.44%) Performance Management
3 4 (44.44%) Skype for Business
3 4 (44.44%) Continuous Improvement
3 4 (44.44%) Capacity Management
4 3 (33.33%) Office 365
4 3 (33.33%) Performance Monitoring
4 3 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (33.33%) DevOps
4 3 (33.33%) Private Cloud
4 3 (33.33%) Skype
4 3 (33.33%) Remedy
4 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 3 (33.33%) Visual Studio
4 3 (33.33%) ITIL
4 3 (33.33%) Windows
4 3 (33.33%) Management Information System
4 3 (33.33%) Risk Management
4 3 (33.33%) Finance
4 3 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (33.33%) Service Delivery
5 2 (22.22%) SCCM
5 2 (22.22%) SCVMM
5 2 (22.22%) Active Directory
5 2 (22.22%) Intel Security
5 2 (22.22%) BitLocker
5 2 (22.22%) Palo Alto

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Hertfordshire 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 4 (44.44%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 3 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (33.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (33.33%) Skype
2 2 (22.22%) Firewall
Development Applications
1 3 (33.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (11.11%) Business Consultant
1 1 (11.11%) Consultant
1 1 (11.11%) Hardware Technician
1 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Support
1 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Support Technician
1 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Technician
1 1 (11.11%) IT Engineer
1 1 (11.11%) Operations Manager
1 1 (11.11%) Support Technician
1 1 (11.11%) Systems Manager
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) Management Information System
1 3 (33.33%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 3 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Capacity Management
1 4 (44.44%) Continuous Improvement
1 4 (44.44%) Performance Management
2 3 (33.33%) DevOps
2 3 (33.33%) ITIL
2 3 (33.33%) Performance Monitoring
2 3 (33.33%) Risk Management
2 3 (33.33%) Service Delivery
2 3 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (55.56%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (66.67%) MCSE
1 6 (66.67%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 5 (55.56%) Hyper-V
2 2 (22.22%) Active Directory
2 2 (22.22%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 2 (22.22%) McAfee ePO
1 2 (22.22%) SCCM
1 2 (22.22%) SCDPM
1 2 (22.22%) SCSM
1 2 (22.22%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 3 (33.33%) Remedy
2 2 (22.22%) Intel Security
2 2 (22.22%) Palo Alto
2 2 (22.22%) Veeam