Period
to 19 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London 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 19 November 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)
England > London
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 490 407 430
Rank change year-on-year -83 +23 -51
Contract jobs citing SCOM 144 206 174
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.31% 0.46% 0.37%
As % of the Systems Management category 2.57% 3.87% 4.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 147 113
London median daily rate £405 £425 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.71% +8.28% -1.88%
10th Percentile £308 £302 £274
90th Percentile £549 £525 £480
England median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 3
London median hourly rate £12.00 £23.75 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -49.47% -8.65% +36.84%
10th Percentile £11.10 £19.38 £25.00
90th Percentile £12.90 £28.75 £28.40
England median hourly rate £12.00 £39.25 £37.09
% change year-on-year -69.43% +5.82% +34.87%

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 London with a requirement for systems management skills.

All Systems Management Skills
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 5604 5317 4079
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 12.12% 11.84% 8.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 4130 3570 2811
London median daily rate £513 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.89% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £263
90th Percentile £638 £620 £613
England median daily rate £475 £450 £413
% change year-on-year +5.56% +9.09% +3.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 59 74
London median hourly rate £25.50 £20.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.50% +11.11% -5.26%
10th Percentile £11.92 £14.36 £13.00
90th Percentile £165.00 £36.57 £43.00
England median hourly rate £17.07 £20.73 £20.00
% change year-on-year -17.67% +3.65% +2.56%

SCOM
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing SCOM as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for SCOM in London

SCOM
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SCOM in London

SCOM
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SCOM in London over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SCOM in London

SCOM
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SCOM in London

SCOM
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SCOM within the London region over the 6 months to 19 November 2017. 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
Central London -20 23 £450 +11.11% 2
North London - 12 £500 -
West London -3 9 £340 +4.62% 2
South London -34 1 £450 -
SCOM
England

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 London region with a requirement for SCOM.

1 106 (73.61%) Windows
2 89 (61.81%) SCCM
3 72 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 68 (47.22%) Active Directory
5 64 (44.44%) PowerShell
6 55 (38.19%) ITIL
7 54 (37.50%) VMware
8 53 (36.81%) Windows Server
9 50 (34.72%) Microsoft Azure
10 40 (27.78%) SQL
11 33 (22.92%) Microsoft Certification
12 32 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
12 32 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
13 30 (20.83%) Linux
14 29 (20.14%) SAN
14 29 (20.14%) Office 365
15 28 (19.44%) Citrix
16 27 (18.75%) Firewall
17 26 (18.06%) HP
17 26 (18.06%) SolarWinds
18 23 (15.97%) DNS
19 22 (15.28%) Microsoft Office
20 21 (14.58%) Finance
20 21 (14.58%) Windows Server 2008
21 20 (13.89%) Windows 7
21 20 (13.89%) MCITP
21 20 (13.89%) SQL Server
21 20 (13.89%) DHCP
22 19 (13.19%) Cisco
22 19 (13.19%) MCSE

SCOM
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 17 (11.81%) MS Exchange
2 15 (10.42%) Skype for Business
3 10 (6.94%) IIS
4 5 (3.47%) Exchange Server 2013
4 5 (3.47%) GroupWise
5 4 (2.78%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 4 (2.78%) Drupal
5 4 (2.78%) WordPress
6 2 (1.39%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (1.39%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.69%) Apache
7 1 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.69%) Tomcat
Applications
1 22 (15.28%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (6.94%) MS Visio
3 5 (3.47%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (2.78%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 50 (34.72%) Microsoft Azure
2 29 (20.14%) Office 365
3 16 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
4 11 (7.64%) PaaS
5 8 (5.56%) Azure Active Directory
5 8 (5.56%) IaaS
6 4 (2.78%) SaaS
7 1 (0.69%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 29 (20.14%) SAN
2 27 (18.75%) Firewall
3 23 (15.97%) DNS
4 20 (13.89%) DHCP
5 11 (7.64%) LAN
5 11 (7.64%) Skype
6 10 (6.94%) WAN
7 7 (4.86%) VPN
8 6 (4.17%) OSPF
9 5 (3.47%) ADSL
9 5 (3.47%) iSCSI
9 5 (3.47%) NAS
9 5 (3.47%) NetScaler
9 5 (3.47%) Network Security
9 5 (3.47%) SSL
9 5 (3.47%) VoIP
10 4 (2.78%) MPLS
10 4 (2.78%) Reverse Proxy
10 4 (2.78%) WLAN
11 3 (2.08%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (13.89%) SQL Server
2 12 (8.33%) SQL Server 2012
3 10 (6.94%) SQL Server 2016
4 7 (4.86%) Azure SQL Database
5 6 (4.17%) SQL Server 2014
6 4 (2.78%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (2.78%) SQL Server 2005
7 3 (2.08%) Big Data
7 3 (2.08%) Hadoop
8 2 (1.39%) Oracle Database
8 2 (1.39%) Power BI
8 2 (1.39%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (0.69%) DB2
9 1 (0.69%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.69%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.69%) SQL Server 2000
9 1 (0.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (0.69%) FishEye
1 1 (0.69%) Git (software)
1 1 (0.69%) Jenkins
1 1 (0.69%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 1 (0.69%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 21 (14.58%) Finance
2 5 (3.47%) Telecoms
3 3 (2.08%) Retail
4 2 (1.39%) Banking
4 2 (1.39%) Electronics
4 2 (1.39%) Investment Banking
4 2 (1.39%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.39%) Marketing
5 1 (0.69%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.69%) Local Government
5 1 (0.69%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 21 (14.58%) Architect
2 20 (13.89%) Consultant
3 19 (13.19%) SCCM Engineer
4 15 (10.42%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 12 (8.33%) Systems Manager
5 12 (8.33%) Windows Engineer
6 11 (7.64%) Azure Consultant
7 10 (6.94%) SCCM Architect
8 9 (6.25%) Administrator
9 8 (5.56%) Server Engineer
10 7 (4.86%) Azure Engineer
10 7 (4.86%) Field Engineer
10 7 (4.86%) Hyper-V Engineer
10 7 (4.86%) Infrastructure Manager
10 7 (4.86%) Office 365 Consultant
10 7 (4.86%) SCCM Consultant
10 7 (4.86%) Systems Engineer
10 7 (4.86%) Technical Consultant
11 6 (4.17%) VMware Engineer
11 6 (4.17%) Windows Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (5.56%) XML
2 5 (3.47%) .NET
3 1 (0.69%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 18 (12.50%) Data Centre
2 9 (6.25%) Blackberry
3 8 (5.56%) Clustering
4 5 (3.47%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (3.47%) Driving Licence
4 5 (3.47%) Hybrid Cloud
4 5 (3.47%) PKI
5 4 (2.78%) Replication
6 2 (1.39%) User Experience
7 1 (0.69%) Fintech
7 1 (0.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (0.69%) Hedge funds
7 1 (0.69%) HP Storage
7 1 (0.69%) Private Cloud
7 1 (0.69%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.69%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 106 (73.61%) Windows
2 53 (36.81%) Windows Server
3 32 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
4 30 (20.83%) Linux
5 21 (14.58%) Windows Server 2008
6 20 (13.89%) Windows 7
7 13 (9.03%) Windows 10
8 11 (7.64%) Unix
9 8 (5.56%) Windows Vista
10 7 (4.86%) Windows 8
11 6 (4.17%) Windows Server 2003
12 5 (3.47%) CentOS
12 5 (3.47%) Windows XP
13 4 (2.78%) Solaris
14 2 (1.39%) Apple iOS
14 2 (1.39%) Mac OS
14 2 (1.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 1 (0.69%) AIX
15 1 (0.69%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (38.19%) ITIL
2 19 (13.19%) Migration
2 19 (13.19%) Service Management
3 18 (12.50%) Change Management
4 9 (6.25%) Business Analysis
4 9 (6.25%) Cybersecurity
4 9 (6.25%) Project Management
5 8 (5.56%) GAP Analysis
5 8 (5.56%) ITSM
5 8 (5.56%) Service Delivery
5 8 (5.56%) TOGAF
6 7 (4.86%) Customer Engagement
6 7 (4.86%) ITIL V3
6 7 (4.86%) Performance Management
6 7 (4.86%) SDLC
6 7 (4.86%) Supplier Management
7 6 (4.17%) Coaching
7 6 (4.17%) Proactive Monitoring
8 5 (3.47%) Business Continuity Planning
8 5 (3.47%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 64 (44.44%) PowerShell
2 40 (27.78%) SQL
3 2 (1.39%) VB
3 2 (1.39%) VBScript
4 1 (0.69%) C#
4 1 (0.69%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 33 (22.92%) Microsoft Certification
2 20 (13.89%) MCITP
3 19 (13.19%) MCSE
3 19 (13.19%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 12 (8.33%) Degree
5 11 (7.64%) Security Cleared
6 10 (6.94%) SC Cleared
7 9 (6.25%) ITIL Certification
7 9 (6.25%) MCTS
8 8 (5.56%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (2.78%) CCNA
9 4 (2.78%) CCNP
9 4 (2.78%) CCSE
9 4 (2.78%) CISA
9 4 (2.78%) CISMP
9 4 (2.78%) CISSP
10 3 (2.08%) CCA
10 3 (2.08%) CCSP
10 3 (2.08%) Citrix Certification
10 3 (2.08%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (10.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 15 (10.42%) SLA
2 5 (3.47%) HMG Infosec
2 5 (3.47%) PCI DSS
3 4 (2.78%) GDPR
4 2 (1.39%) QA
System Software
1 68 (47.22%) Active Directory
2 32 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (13.19%) Hyper-V
4 13 (9.03%) XenApp
5 10 (6.94%) VMware ESXi
6 9 (6.25%) Virtual Machines
6 9 (6.25%) vSphere
7 7 (4.86%) XenDesktop
8 5 (3.47%) Microsoft App-V
9 3 (2.08%) DFS Replication
9 3 (2.08%) Forefront TMG
9 3 (2.08%) ISA Server
10 2 (1.39%) NFS
10 2 (1.39%) Xen
11 1 (0.69%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 1 (0.69%) UAG
Systems Management
1 89 (61.81%) SCCM
2 14 (9.72%) SCOrch
3 8 (5.56%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 7 (4.86%) SCSM
5 6 (4.17%) BMC PATROL
5 6 (4.17%) NetBackup
5 6 (4.17%) vCenter Server
6 5 (3.47%) Failover Clustering
6 5 (3.47%) Microsoft Clustering
6 5 (3.47%) vMotion
6 5 (3.47%) WSUS
7 4 (2.78%) Opscode Chef
7 4 (2.78%) SCVMM
8 3 (2.08%) SolarWinds Orion
8 3 (2.08%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 3 (2.08%) WMI
8 3 (2.08%) XenMobile
9 2 (1.39%) McAfee ePO
9 2 (1.39%) Netcool
9 2 (1.39%) PowerCLI
Vendors
1 72 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 54 (37.50%) VMware
3 28 (19.44%) Citrix
4 26 (18.06%) HP
4 26 (18.06%) SolarWinds
5 19 (13.19%) Cisco
6 15 (10.42%) NetApp
7 11 (7.64%) EMC
7 11 (7.64%) Juniper
8 8 (5.56%) CheckPoint
8 8 (5.56%) Dell
9 7 (4.86%) BMC
9 7 (4.86%) EqualLogic
9 7 (4.86%) Mercator
10 6 (4.17%) McAfee
10 6 (4.17%) Palo Alto
11 5 (3.47%) CommVault
11 5 (3.47%) Compaq
11 5 (3.47%) Nortel
11 5 (3.47%) Novell