Period
to 26 July 2021

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 26 July 2021 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
26 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 461 334 510
Rank change year-on-year -127 +176 +2
Contract jobs citing SCOM 54 50 91
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.18% 0.31% 0.22%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.04% 1.84% 1.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 37 66
10th Percentile £333 £250 £284
25th Percentile £394 £281 £365
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £420 £375 £475
Median % change year-on-year +12.00% -21.05% +18.75%
75th Percentile £519 £484 £538
90th Percentile £615 £539 £575
England median daily rate £423 £400 £425
% change year-on-year +5.63% -5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £27.50 - -
England median hourly rate £27.50 £45.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year -38.89% +89.47% +13.10%

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 5,182 2,721 6,482
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 17.46% 16.76% 15.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,758 1,987 4,716
10th Percentile £406 £372 £355
25th Percentile £475 £450 £452
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £540 £550
Median % change year-on-year +1.85% -1.82% +4.76%
75th Percentile £640 £613 £625
90th Percentile £713 £700 £694
England median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 28 74
10th Percentile £15.00 £12.42 £12.76
25th Percentile £16.28 £12.75 £17.75
Median hourly rate £23.00 £19.20 £21.00
Median % change year-on-year +19.82% -8.60% -6.56%
75th Percentile £42.50 £36.93 £44.54
90th Percentile £65.00 £47.83 £50.00
England median hourly rate £21.50 £19.39 £18.78
% change year-on-year +10.88% +3.28% -1.18%

SCOM
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for SCOM in London

SCOM
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing SCOM in London.

Daily rate trend for SCOM in London

SCOM
Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing SCOM in London over the 6 months to 26 July 2021.

Daily rate histogram for SCOM in London

SCOM
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing SCOM in London.

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 26 July 2021. 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 -16 10 £500 +14.29% 1
East London +4 1 £300 -14.29%
SCOM
England

For the 6 months to 26 July 2021, 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 London region with a requirement for SCOM.

1 43 (79.63%) Windows
2 34 (62.96%) Active Directory
3 33 (61.11%) SCCM
4 30 (55.56%) VMware
5 29 (53.70%) Microsoft
6 24 (44.44%) Windows Server 2012
7 22 (40.74%) Microsoft 365
7 22 (40.74%) ITIL
8 21 (38.89%) Azure
9 20 (37.04%) PowerShell
10 19 (35.19%) VMware Infrastructure
10 19 (35.19%) Windows Server
10 19 (35.19%) Windows Server 2016
11 18 (33.33%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 17 (31.48%) Hyper-V
12 17 (31.48%) SQL Server
12 17 (31.48%) Citrix
13 14 (25.93%) Migration
13 14 (25.93%) Windows Server 2019
14 13 (24.07%) SolarWinds
15 12 (22.22%) Social Skills
16 11 (20.37%) Microsoft Certification
16 11 (20.37%) SQL
16 11 (20.37%) MCSE
16 11 (20.37%) WAN
17 10 (18.52%) LAN
17 10 (18.52%) Cisco
17 10 (18.52%) Disaster Recovery
17 10 (18.52%) Security Cleared
18 9 (16.67%) SaaS

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 8 (14.81%) MS Exchange
2 7 (12.96%) SharePoint
3 2 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (3.70%) IIS
4 1 (1.85%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (1.85%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 5 (9.26%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (5.56%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.85%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.85%) Elite 3E
Cloud Services
1 22 (40.74%) Microsoft 365
2 21 (38.89%) Azure
3 9 (16.67%) PaaS
3 9 (16.67%) SaaS
4 8 (14.81%) AWS
5 7 (12.96%) IaaS
6 5 (9.26%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (3.70%) GCP
7 2 (3.70%) Mimecast
7 2 (3.70%) OneDrive
7 2 (3.70%) Power Platform
8 1 (1.85%) Azure Stack
Communications & Networking
1 11 (20.37%) WAN
2 10 (18.52%) LAN
3 8 (14.81%) Wireless
4 7 (12.96%) Firewall
5 3 (5.56%) DNS
5 3 (5.56%) VoIP
6 2 (3.70%) Cisco Nexus
6 2 (3.70%) DHCP
6 2 (3.70%) iSCSI
6 2 (3.70%) NAS
6 2 (3.70%) SAN
6 2 (3.70%) SD-WAN
6 2 (3.70%) TCP/IP
6 2 (3.70%) VPN
6 2 (3.70%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (1.85%) Fibre Channel
7 1 (1.85%) Intrusion Detection
7 1 (1.85%) NetScaler
7 1 (1.85%) Network Security
7 1 (1.85%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (31.48%) SQL Server
2 9 (16.67%) SQL Server 2012
3 8 (14.81%) SQL Server 2014
3 8 (14.81%) SQL Server 2016
4 2 (3.70%) Power BI
5 1 (1.85%) MySQL
5 1 (1.85%) SQL Server 2017
Development Applications
1 4 (7.41%) Visual Studio
General
1 12 (22.22%) Social Skills
2 6 (11.11%) Law
3 5 (9.26%) Finance
4 4 (7.41%) Banking
4 4 (7.41%) Documentation Skills
4 4 (7.41%) Public Sector
5 3 (5.56%) Investment Banking
5 3 (5.56%) Legal
5 3 (5.56%) Organisational Skills
6 2 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (1.85%) Financial Institution
7 1 (1.85%) Influencing Skills
7 1 (1.85%) Presentation Skills
Job Titles
1 11 (20.37%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 9 (16.67%) Analyst
3 6 (11.11%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 5 (9.26%) Architect
5 4 (7.41%) Azure Engineer
5 4 (7.41%) Infrastructure Architect
6 3 (5.56%) DevOps Engineer
6 3 (5.56%) Migration Engineer
6 3 (5.56%) SCCM Specialist
6 3 (5.56%) Windows Engineer
7 2 (3.70%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 2 (3.70%) Citrix Engineer
7 2 (3.70%) Infrastructure Specialist
7 2 (3.70%) IT Engineer
7 2 (3.70%) Service Analyst
7 2 (3.70%) Systems Engineer
7 2 (3.70%) Technical Leader
7 2 (3.70%) Technical Specialist
7 2 (3.70%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (3.70%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.41%) .NET
2 1 (1.85%) LDAP
2 1 (1.85%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 6 (11.11%) Data Centre
2 3 (5.56%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.70%) EMC VNX
3 2 (3.70%) Replication
4 1 (1.85%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.85%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.85%) Clustering
4 1 (1.85%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (1.85%) Hedge funds
4 1 (1.85%) HP Storage
4 1 (1.85%) HP StoreVirtual
4 1 (1.85%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (1.85%) IBM Mainframe
4 1 (1.85%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.85%) Security Operations Centre
4 1 (1.85%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 43 (79.63%) Windows
2 24 (44.44%) Windows Server 2012
3 19 (35.19%) Windows Server
3 19 (35.19%) Windows Server 2016
4 14 (25.93%) Windows Server 2019
5 9 (16.67%) Linux
6 3 (5.56%) Windows 10
6 3 (5.56%) Windows 7
7 2 (3.70%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (1.85%) Android
8 1 (1.85%) Apple iOS
8 1 (1.85%) Mac OS X
8 1 (1.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (40.74%) ITIL
2 18 (33.33%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 14 (25.93%) Migration
4 10 (18.52%) Disaster Recovery
5 8 (14.81%) Business Continuity
5 8 (14.81%) Storage Management
6 7 (12.96%) Change Management
6 7 (12.96%) High Availability
7 6 (11.11%) Problem Management
7 6 (11.11%) Problem-Solving
7 6 (11.11%) Project Management
7 6 (11.11%) Service Delivery
8 5 (9.26%) Configuration Management
8 5 (9.26%) Matrix Organization
9 4 (7.41%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (7.41%) Architecture Roadmap
9 4 (7.41%) Customer Requirements
9 4 (7.41%) Data Protection
9 4 (7.41%) DevOps
9 4 (7.41%) Server Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (37.04%) PowerShell
2 11 (20.37%) SQL
3 4 (7.41%) C#
4 3 (5.56%) Python
5 2 (3.70%) Java
6 1 (1.85%) Perl
6 1 (1.85%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 11 (20.37%) MCSE
1 11 (20.37%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (18.52%) Security Cleared
3 7 (12.96%) CCNA
3 7 (12.96%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (9.26%) CISSP
5 4 (7.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 3 (5.56%) Degree
6 3 (5.56%) MCP
6 3 (5.56%) SC Cleared
7 2 (3.70%) Computer Science Degree
7 2 (3.70%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (3.70%) MCITP
8 1 (1.85%) CCA
8 1 (1.85%) CEH
8 1 (1.85%) CISA
8 1 (1.85%) CISM
8 1 (1.85%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (1.85%) GIAC
8 1 (1.85%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 4 (7.41%) SLA
2 2 (3.70%) NIST
2 2 (3.70%) QA
3 1 (1.85%) COBIT
3 1 (1.85%) Government Security Classifications
3 1 (1.85%) ISO 22301
3 1 (1.85%) ISO 9001
3 1 (1.85%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 34 (62.96%) Active Directory
2 19 (35.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (31.48%) Hyper-V
4 8 (14.81%) XenApp
4 8 (14.81%) XenDesktop
5 6 (11.11%) vSphere
6 5 (9.26%) VMware Workstation
7 3 (5.56%) Virtual Servers
7 3 (5.56%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (3.70%) EMC RecoverPoint
8 2 (3.70%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (1.85%) Firmware
9 1 (1.85%) VMware NSX
9 1 (1.85%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 33 (61.11%) SCCM
2 8 (14.81%) SCOrch
2 8 (14.81%) SCSM
3 4 (7.41%) Microsoft Intune
4 3 (5.56%) WSUS
5 2 (3.70%) NetBackup
5 2 (3.70%) Puppet
6 1 (1.85%) Active Directory Federation Services
6 1 (1.85%) Ansible
6 1 (1.85%) CASB
6 1 (1.85%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (1.85%) Nagios
6 1 (1.85%) Netcool
6 1 (1.85%) Red Hat Satellite
6 1 (1.85%) SCVMM
6 1 (1.85%) Terraform
6 1 (1.85%) vRealize
6 1 (1.85%) vRealize Orchestrator
6 1 (1.85%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 30 (55.56%) VMware
2 29 (53.70%) Microsoft
3 17 (31.48%) Citrix
4 13 (24.07%) SolarWinds
5 10 (18.52%) Cisco
6 6 (11.11%) EMC
7 4 (7.41%) HP
8 3 (5.56%) Brocade
8 3 (5.56%) CommVault
8 3 (5.56%) Mitel
8 3 (5.56%) Red Hat
9 2 (3.70%) McAfee
9 2 (3.70%) NetApp
9 2 (3.70%) Remedy
10 1 (1.85%) IBM
10 1 (1.85%) Infoblox
10 1 (1.85%) Juniper
10 1 (1.85%) Splunk
10 1 (1.85%) Symantec
10 1 (1.85%) Wyse