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 3 months to 22 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)
England / London
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 348 299 339
Rank change year-on-year -49 +40  
Contract jobs citing SCOM 68 134 89
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.33% 0.62% 0.38%
As % of the Systems Management category 2.89% 5.62% 4.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 102 60
Median daily rate £435 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.75% +10.34%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £327 £295 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 0
Median hourly rate £12.00 £19.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -36.84% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.75 £36.00 £20.19
% change year-on-year -17.36% +78.35%  

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 London with a requirement for systems management skills.

Systems Management Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 2354 2384 1900
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 11.35% 10.98% 8.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 1709 1701 1300
Median daily rate £525 £480 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.37% +9.09%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £335 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £439 £400 £377
% change year-on-year +9.75% +5.99%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 15 29
Median hourly rate £40.00 £19.00 £21.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +110.52% -11.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £17.97 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £26.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £35.00 £20.19
% change year-on-year -50.00% +73.39%  

SCOM
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London 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 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 3 months to 22 June 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 3 months to 22 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
City of London -10 14 £475 +26.66% 2
West End of London - 5 £445 -
Westminster +5 1 £345 -23.33%
Enfield - 1 - -
Twickenham - 1 £363 -
Ealing - 1 £375 -
SCOM
England

For the 6 months to 22 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 London region with a requirement for SCOM.

1 121 (75.63%) Windows
2 110 (68.75%) SCCM
3 94 (58.75%) Microsoft
4 89 (55.63%) Active Directory
5 70 (43.75%) PowerShell
6 59 (36.88%) Windows Server
7 58 (36.25%) ITIL
8 55 (34.38%) Microsoft Azure
9 54 (33.75%) SQL
10 51 (31.88%) VMware
10 51 (31.88%) Office 365
11 48 (30.00%) SQL Server
12 46 (28.75%) Hyper-V
13 43 (26.88%) Microsoft Certification
14 41 (25.63%) HP
15 36 (22.50%) VMware Infrastructure
16 34 (21.25%) VPN
17 32 (20.00%) Finance
18 29 (18.13%) SC Cleared
18 29 (18.13%) Security Cleared
18 29 (18.13%) Windows Server 2012
19 28 (17.50%) IaaS
19 28 (17.50%) Firewall
20 27 (16.88%) DNS
21 26 (16.25%) Citrix
21 26 (16.25%) Data Centre
22 25 (15.63%) Service Management
22 25 (15.63%) Microsoft Office
23 24 (15.00%) MCSE
23 24 (15.00%) Disaster Recovery

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 24 (15.00%) Skype for Business
2 21 (13.13%) Exchange Server 2013
3 20 (12.50%) MS Exchange
4 16 (10.00%) SharePoint
5 6 (3.75%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (3.13%) IIS
7 4 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2007
8 3 (1.88%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (1.25%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 2 (1.25%) GroupWise
10 1 (0.63%) Apache
10 1 (0.63%) NServiceBus
10 1 (0.63%) Tomcat
Applications
1 25 (15.63%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (7.50%) MS Visio
3 4 (2.50%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (2.50%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.88%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (1.25%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.63%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 55 (34.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 51 (31.88%) Office 365
3 28 (17.50%) IaaS
4 18 (11.25%) Amazon AWS
5 12 (7.50%) Azure Active Directory
6 7 (4.38%) PaaS
7 5 (3.13%) SaaS
8 3 (1.88%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (1.88%) OneDrive
9 2 (1.25%) GitHub
9 2 (1.25%) Mimecast
9 2 (1.25%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 34 (21.25%) VPN
2 28 (17.50%) Firewall
3 27 (16.88%) DNS
4 24 (15.00%) SAN
5 16 (10.00%) DHCP
6 8 (5.00%) iSCSI
6 8 (5.00%) Skype
6 8 (5.00%) WAN
7 6 (3.75%) NAS
7 6 (3.75%) NetScaler
7 6 (3.75%) VSAN
8 5 (3.13%) LAN
9 4 (2.50%) Cisco ASA
9 4 (2.50%) Kerberos
9 4 (2.50%) Network Security
10 3 (1.88%) Internet
10 3 (1.88%) IPsec
10 3 (1.88%) LDAP
10 3 (1.88%) Unified Communications
10 3 (1.88%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (30.00%) SQL Server
2 9 (5.63%) SQL Server 2005
2 9 (5.63%) SQL Server 2012
3 8 (5.00%) Big Data
4 6 (3.75%) Azure SQL Database
5 5 (3.13%) Hadoop
5 5 (3.13%) Power BI
5 5 (3.13%) SQL Server 2016
6 3 (1.88%) Data Lake
6 3 (1.88%) DocumentDB
7 2 (1.25%) Oracle Database
7 2 (1.25%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (1.25%) SQL Server 2014
8 1 (0.63%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (0.63%) DB2
8 1 (0.63%) DTS
8 1 (0.63%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 1 (0.63%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 3 (1.88%) Jenkins
2 2 (1.25%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.63%) FishEye
3 1 (0.63%) FxCop
3 1 (0.63%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (0.63%) StyleCop
3 1 (0.63%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 32 (20.00%) Finance
2 4 (2.50%) Banking
3 3 (1.88%) Financial Institution
3 3 (1.88%) Publishing
4 2 (1.25%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.63%) Retail
Job Titles
1 29 (18.13%) Architect
2 24 (15.00%) Technical Architect
3 20 (12.50%) Consultant
3 20 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 16 (10.00%) Windows Engineer
5 15 (9.38%) Administrator
6 12 (7.50%) Analyst
6 12 (7.50%) Systems Administrator
7 11 (6.88%) Azure Engineer
8 10 (6.25%) Infrastructure Architect
9 9 (5.63%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 9 (5.63%) Infrastructure Specialist
9 9 (5.63%) SCCM Engineer
10 8 (5.00%) Automation Engineer
10 8 (5.00%) Desktop Support
10 8 (5.00%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
10 8 (5.00%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
11 7 (4.38%) Office 365 Architect
11 7 (4.38%) Server Engineer
11 7 (4.38%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (5.00%) .NET
2 6 (3.75%) HTML
2 6 (3.75%) XML
3 4 (2.50%) ASP.NET
3 4 (2.50%) WAP
4 2 (1.25%) Middleware
4 2 (1.25%) Software Packaging
5 1 (0.63%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 26 (16.25%) Data Centre
2 20 (12.50%) Clustering
2 20 (12.50%) PKI
3 19 (11.88%) Replication
4 8 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (3.75%) Hybrid Cloud
6 5 (3.13%) Blackberry
6 5 (3.13%) iPad
6 5 (3.13%) iPhone
7 4 (2.50%) Enterprise Storage
8 3 (1.88%) Hedge funds
8 3 (1.88%) Management Information System
8 3 (1.88%) NHS
8 3 (1.88%) Video Conferencing
9 2 (1.25%) Driving Licence
9 2 (1.25%) HP Storage
9 2 (1.25%) Wiki
10 1 (0.63%) Private Cloud
10 1 (0.63%) Public Cloud
10 1 (0.63%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 121 (75.63%) Windows
2 59 (36.88%) Windows Server
3 29 (18.13%) Windows Server 2012
4 23 (14.38%) Windows Server 2008
5 15 (9.38%) Windows 10
6 9 (5.63%) Linux
7 7 (4.38%) Windows 7
7 7 (4.38%) Windows Vista
8 6 (3.75%) Solaris
9 4 (2.50%) Unix
10 3 (1.88%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (1.25%) Windows 8
11 2 (1.25%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.63%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (36.25%) ITIL
2 25 (15.63%) Service Management
3 24 (15.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 22 (13.75%) Agile Software Development
5 19 (11.88%) Migration
6 17 (10.63%) DevOps
7 15 (9.38%) High Availability
8 13 (8.13%) Change Management
8 13 (8.13%) Infrastructure Monitoring
8 13 (8.13%) Server Building
8 13 (8.13%) SIEM
9 12 (7.50%) TOGAF
10 11 (6.88%) ITIL V3
11 10 (6.25%) Asset Management
11 10 (6.25%) Project Management
12 9 (5.63%) Business Analysis
13 7 (4.38%) Presales
14 6 (3.75%) ITSM
14 6 (3.75%) PRINCE2
14 6 (3.75%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 70 (43.75%) PowerShell
2 54 (33.75%) SQL
3 10 (6.25%) C
4 5 (3.13%) Java
4 5 (3.13%) Ruby
5 4 (2.50%) C#
5 4 (2.50%) VBScript
6 2 (1.25%) JavaScript
6 2 (1.25%) PL/SQL
6 2 (1.25%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.63%) C++
7 1 (0.63%) Perl
7 1 (0.63%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.63%) VB
Qualifications
1 43 (26.88%) Microsoft Certification
2 29 (18.13%) SC Cleared
2 29 (18.13%) Security Cleared
3 24 (15.00%) MCSE
4 21 (13.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 17 (10.63%) MCITP
6 11 (6.88%) ITIL Certification
7 9 (5.63%) CCNA
7 9 (5.63%) Cisco Certification
8 6 (3.75%) Degree
8 6 (3.75%) DV Cleared
8 6 (3.75%) VCP6
9 5 (3.13%) CCSP
9 5 (3.13%) MCSA
10 4 (2.50%) MCTS
11 3 (1.88%) MCSD
12 2 (1.25%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 1 (0.63%) Citrix Certification
13 1 (0.63%) ISEB
13 1 (0.63%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (11.25%) SLA
2 14 (8.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.25%) QA
System Software
1 89 (55.63%) Active Directory
2 46 (28.75%) Hyper-V
3 36 (22.50%) VMware Infrastructure
4 20 (12.50%) vSphere
5 19 (11.88%) XenApp
6 11 (6.88%) Virtual Machines
7 8 (5.00%) XenDesktop
8 6 (3.75%) DFS Replication
8 6 (3.75%) Virtual Desktop
9 3 (1.88%) Forefront TMG
9 3 (1.88%) ISA Server
9 3 (1.88%) NFS
10 2 (1.25%) BitLocker
10 2 (1.25%) Docker
11 1 (0.63%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 1 (0.63%) UAG
11 1 (0.63%) vCloud
11 1 (0.63%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 110 (68.75%) SCCM
2 17 (10.63%) SCVMM
3 16 (10.00%) Microsoft Clustering
3 16 (10.00%) vCenter Server
4 13 (8.13%) Microsoft Intune
5 11 (6.88%) Opscode Chef
5 11 (6.88%) SCOrch
6 9 (5.63%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 6 (3.75%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 5 (3.13%) AirWatch
8 5 (3.13%) Failover Clustering
8 5 (3.13%) NetBackup
8 5 (3.13%) Puppet
8 5 (3.13%) SCSM
9 3 (1.88%) FortiGate
9 3 (1.88%) Norton AntiVirus
9 3 (1.88%) vRealize
10 2 (1.25%) Nagios
10 2 (1.25%) Pingdom
10 2 (1.25%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 94 (58.75%) Microsoft
2 51 (31.88%) VMware
3 41 (25.63%) HP
4 26 (16.25%) Citrix
5 17 (10.63%) Cisco
6 13 (8.13%) SolarWinds
6 13 (8.13%) Symantec
7 11 (6.88%) ServiceNow
8 8 (5.00%) NetApp
9 7 (4.38%) CheckPoint
9 7 (4.38%) Dell
9 7 (4.38%) Oracle
10 6 (3.75%) Sun
11 5 (3.13%) 3PAR
11 5 (3.13%) Apple
11 5 (3.13%) Sophos
11 5 (3.13%) Splunk
11 5 (3.13%) StorageTek
12 4 (2.50%) BMC
12 4 (2.50%) EMC