Period
to 25 January 2022

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 25 January 2022 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
25 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 552 363 456
Rank change year-on-year -189 +93 +87
Contract jobs citing SCOM 39 37 55
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.10% 0.21% 0.18%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.58% 1.21% 1.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 28 35
10th Percentile £185 £218 £300
25th Percentile £250 £310 £371
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £438 £400 £450
Median % change year-on-year +9.38% -11.11% +5.88%
75th Percentile £550 £547 £500
90th Percentile £558 £725 £588
England median daily rate £450 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +9.76% +2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
10th Percentile £25.13 - £44.60
25th Percentile £25.31 - £45.25
Median hourly rate £26.25 - £49.20
75th Percentile £27.81 - £53.78
90th Percentile £28.38 - £54.81
England median hourly rate £26.25 - £45.00
% change year-on-year - - +117.97%

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 6,763 3,053 4,524
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 18.01% 17.25% 15.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,145 2,273 3,354
10th Percentile £425 £363 £300
25th Percentile £500 £438 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £588 £525 £550
Median % change year-on-year +11.90% -4.55% -
75th Percentile £688 £600 £637
90th Percentile £750 £700 £700
England median daily rate £550 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +10.00% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 18 42
10th Percentile £18.43 £12.50 £12.44
25th Percentile £22.03 £12.76 £12.52
Median hourly rate £26.50 £22.50 £19.10
Median % change year-on-year +17.78% +17.80% -6.03%
75th Percentile £63.56 £31.90 £22.38
90th Percentile £79.88 £68.00 £30.58
England median hourly rate £20.00 £24.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -16.67% +37.14% -

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 25 January 2022.

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 25 January 2022. 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
Jobs
Central London -42 10 £538 +16.22% 9
West London - 3 £193 - 2
SCOM
England

For the 6 months to 25 January 2022, 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 29 (74.36%) Windows
1 29 (74.36%) SCCM
2 27 (69.23%) Microsoft
3 25 (64.10%) Active Directory
4 20 (51.28%) Azure
5 19 (48.72%) PowerShell
6 17 (43.59%) VMware
6 17 (43.59%) Windows Server
7 16 (41.03%) Citrix
8 14 (35.90%) Finance
9 13 (33.33%) Microsoft 365
10 12 (30.77%) AWS
11 11 (28.21%) vSphere
12 10 (25.64%) Social Skills
13 9 (23.08%) Windows Server 2012
13 9 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
13 9 (23.08%) DNS
14 8 (20.51%) ITIL
14 8 (20.51%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 8 (20.51%) Azure Active Directory
14 8 (20.51%) Data Centre
14 8 (20.51%) Active Directory Federation Services
15 7 (17.95%) IIS
15 7 (17.95%) Firewall
15 7 (17.95%) Security Cleared
15 7 (17.95%) SolarWinds
15 7 (17.95%) PKI
16 6 (15.38%) Banking
16 6 (15.38%) DHCP
16 6 (15.38%) 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 7 (17.95%) IIS
2 5 (12.82%) SharePoint
3 3 (7.69%) MS Exchange
3 3 (7.69%) SharePoint 2013
3 3 (7.69%) Site Server
4 2 (5.13%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (5.13%) Skype for Business
5 1 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 4 (10.26%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (5.13%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (2.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (5.13%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 20 (51.28%) Azure
2 13 (33.33%) Microsoft 365
3 12 (30.77%) AWS
4 8 (20.51%) Azure Active Directory
5 6 (15.38%) SaaS
6 1 (2.56%) Azure Stack
6 1 (2.56%) OneDrive
6 1 (2.56%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 9 (23.08%) DNS
2 7 (17.95%) Firewall
3 6 (15.38%) DHCP
4 4 (10.26%) IPv4
4 4 (10.26%) TCP/IP
5 2 (5.13%) Skype
6 1 (2.56%) Fibre Channel
6 1 (2.56%) iSCSI
6 1 (2.56%) NAS
6 1 (2.56%) Network Security
6 1 (2.56%) SAN
6 1 (2.56%) VLAN
6 1 (2.56%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (12.82%) SQL Server
2 3 (7.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (7.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (2.56%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (2.56%) MySQL
3 1 (2.56%) Power BI
3 1 (2.56%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 1 (2.56%) Jenkins
General
1 14 (35.90%) Finance
2 10 (25.64%) Social Skills
3 6 (15.38%) Banking
4 3 (7.69%) Documentation Skills
5 2 (5.13%) Law
5 2 (5.13%) Local Government
5 2 (5.13%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (2.56%) Financial Institution
6 1 (2.56%) Presentation Skills
6 1 (2.56%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 7 (17.95%) Analyst
1 7 (17.95%) Windows Engineer
2 5 (12.82%) Support Analyst
2 5 (12.82%) Systems Engineer
3 4 (10.26%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 4 (10.26%) Field Engineer
3 4 (10.26%) Windows Systems Engineer
4 3 (7.69%) Architect
4 3 (7.69%) Infrastructure Architect
4 3 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (7.69%) IT Analyst
4 3 (7.69%) IT Support
4 3 (7.69%) IT Support Analyst
5 2 (5.13%) Applications Specialist
5 2 (5.13%) Applications Support
5 2 (5.13%) Applications Support Specialist
5 2 (5.13%) Cloud Engineer
5 2 (5.13%) Desktop Support
5 2 (5.13%) SCCM Engineer
5 2 (5.13%) Support Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 8 (20.51%) Data Centre
2 7 (17.95%) PKI
3 2 (5.13%) SWIFT
4 1 (2.56%) BYOD
4 1 (2.56%) CESG
4 1 (2.56%) Clustering
4 1 (2.56%) CMDB
4 1 (2.56%) Driving Licence
4 1 (2.56%) Fat Client
4 1 (2.56%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (2.56%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 29 (74.36%) Windows
2 17 (43.59%) Windows Server
3 9 (23.08%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (12.82%) Windows 7
4 5 (12.82%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (12.82%) Windows Server 2016
5 4 (10.26%) Windows 10
5 4 (10.26%) Windows Server 2019
6 1 (2.56%) Android
6 1 (2.56%) Apple iOS
6 1 (2.56%) Linux
6 1 (2.56%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (20.51%) Infrastructure Engineering
1 8 (20.51%) ITIL
2 5 (12.82%) ITSM
2 5 (12.82%) Migration
2 5 (12.82%) Service Management
2 5 (12.82%) Task Automation
3 4 (10.26%) Disaster Recovery
3 4 (10.26%) Load Balancing
3 4 (10.26%) Proactive Monitoring
3 4 (10.26%) Project Delivery
4 3 (7.69%) Analytics
4 3 (7.69%) Dashboard Development
4 3 (7.69%) Problem-Solving
4 3 (7.69%) Server Management
4 3 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (7.69%) Virtual Environments
5 2 (5.13%) Change Management
5 2 (5.13%) High Availability
5 2 (5.13%) Project Management
5 2 (5.13%) Server Patching
Programming Languages
1 19 (48.72%) PowerShell
2 4 (10.26%) SQL
3 1 (2.56%) VB
Qualifications
1 7 (17.95%) Security Cleared
2 4 (10.26%) MCSE
2 4 (10.26%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (10.26%) SC Cleared
3 3 (7.69%) CCNA
3 3 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (7.69%) Degree
4 2 (5.13%) CISSP
4 2 (5.13%) MCSA
5 1 (2.56%) DV Cleared
5 1 (2.56%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (2.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.13%) GxP
2 1 (2.56%) NCSC
2 1 (2.56%) NIST
2 1 (2.56%) SLA
System Software
1 25 (64.10%) Active Directory
2 11 (28.21%) vSphere
3 9 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (10.26%) XenApp
5 3 (7.69%) XenDesktop
6 2 (5.13%) Hyper-V
7 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (2.56%) Terminal Server
7 1 (2.56%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (2.56%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (2.56%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 29 (74.36%) SCCM
2 8 (20.51%) Active Directory Federation Services
3 3 (7.69%) Backup Exec
3 3 (7.69%) Nagios
4 2 (5.13%) Microsoft Intune
4 2 (5.13%) NetBackup
4 2 (5.13%) SCOrch
4 2 (5.13%) SCVMM
5 1 (2.56%) AirWatch
5 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (2.56%) Nessus
5 1 (2.56%) Simpana
5 1 (2.56%) Single Sign-On
5 1 (2.56%) Terraform
5 1 (2.56%) WSUS
5 1 (2.56%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 27 (69.23%) Microsoft
2 17 (43.59%) VMware
3 16 (41.03%) Citrix
4 7 (17.95%) SolarWinds
5 4 (10.26%) Cisco
6 3 (7.69%) Dell
6 3 (7.69%) Meraki
6 3 (7.69%) Veeam
7 2 (5.13%) Commvault
8 1 (2.56%) CA
8 1 (2.56%) Hitachi
8 1 (2.56%) HP
8 1 (2.56%) Kaspersky
8 1 (2.56%) MobileIron
8 1 (2.56%) ServiceNow
8 1 (2.56%) Sophos
8 1 (2.56%) Splunk
8 1 (2.56%) Symantec
8 1 (2.56%) Veritas