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 25 June 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
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 52 55 65
Rank change year-on-year +3 +10  
Contract jobs citing SCOM 8 2 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 1.28% 0.31% 1.01%
As % of the Systems Management category 9.30% 7.41% 7.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 4
Median daily rate £550 £425 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +29.41% +25.92%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £371 £375 £350
% change year-on-year -1.20% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.75 £36.00 £25.09
% change year-on-year -17.36% +43.46%  

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 86 27 115
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 13.76% 4.19% 12.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 13 56
Median daily rate £505 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +44.28% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £315 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £425 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £377
% change year-on-year +12.50% +5.99%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 0 16
Median hourly rate £14.50 - £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £34.85 £20.19
% change year-on-year -49.78% +72.65%  

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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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 25 June 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 0 5 - -
Welwyn - 2 £550 -
SCOM
East of England

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 11 (78.57%) PowerShell
2 10 (71.43%) MCSE
2 10 (71.43%) Microsoft Certification
3 9 (64.29%) Microsoft
3 9 (64.29%) Hyper-V
3 9 (64.29%) Windows
4 7 (50.00%) Office 365
4 7 (50.00%) Performance Monitoring
4 7 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 7 (50.00%) DevOps
4 7 (50.00%) Private Cloud
4 7 (50.00%) Visual Studio
4 7 (50.00%) ITIL
4 7 (50.00%) Remedy
4 7 (50.00%) Service Delivery
4 7 (50.00%) Management Information System
4 7 (50.00%) Risk Management
4 7 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (28.57%) SCSM
5 4 (28.57%) SCCM
6 3 (21.43%) Active Directory
7 2 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (14.29%) Mac OS X
7 2 (14.29%) McAfee
7 2 (14.29%) Project Management
7 2 (14.29%) CCNA
7 2 (14.29%) MCSA
7 2 (14.29%) Strategic Planning
7 2 (14.29%) MCTS
7 2 (14.29%) MCITP

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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 2 (14.29%) Skype for Business
2 1 (7.14%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 7 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 7 (50.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (14.29%) Firewall
2 1 (7.14%) DHCP
2 1 (7.14%) DNS
2 1 (7.14%) Skype
Development Applications
1 7 (50.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (7.14%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (14.29%) Architect
1 2 (14.29%) Consultant
1 2 (14.29%) Operations Manager
1 2 (14.29%) SCCM Architect
1 2 (14.29%) Systems Manager
2 1 (7.14%) Active Directory Consultant
2 1 (7.14%) Business Consultant
2 1 (7.14%) Hardware Technician
2 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Support
2 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Support Technician
2 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Technician
2 1 (7.14%) IT Engineer
2 1 (7.14%) Support Technician
Miscellaneous
1 7 (50.00%) Management Information System
1 7 (50.00%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 9 (64.29%) Windows
2 2 (14.29%) Mac OS
2 2 (14.29%) Mac OS X
2 2 (14.29%) Windows 10
2 2 (14.29%) Windows 7
2 2 (14.29%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (50.00%) DevOps
1 7 (50.00%) ITIL
1 7 (50.00%) Performance Monitoring
1 7 (50.00%) Risk Management
1 7 (50.00%) Service Delivery
1 7 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (14.29%) Application Packaging
2 2 (14.29%) Capacity Management
2 2 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (14.29%) Patch Management
2 2 (14.29%) Performance Management
2 2 (14.29%) Project Management
2 2 (14.29%) Strategic Planning
3 1 (7.14%) Identity Management
3 1 (7.14%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 11 (78.57%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 10 (71.43%) MCSE
1 10 (71.43%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (14.29%) CCNA
2 2 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (14.29%) MCITP
2 2 (14.29%) MCSA
2 2 (14.29%) MCTS
System Software
1 9 (64.29%) Hyper-V
2 3 (21.43%) Active Directory
3 2 (14.29%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 4 (28.57%) SCCM
1 4 (28.57%) SCSM
2 2 (14.29%) McAfee ePO
2 2 (14.29%) SCDPM
2 2 (14.29%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 9 (64.29%) Microsoft
2 7 (50.00%) Remedy
3 2 (14.29%) McAfee
3 2 (14.29%) Palo Alto
3 2 (14.29%) Veeam