Period
to 12 April 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 12 April 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
12 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 388 402 527
Rank change year-on-year +14 +125 -18
Contract jobs citing SCOM 40 53 88
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.19% 0.22% 0.21%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.06% 1.41% 1.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 35 61
10th Percentile £220 £270 £325
25th Percentile £363 £316 £353
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £413 £425 £500
Median % change year-on-year -2.94% -15.00% +25.00%
75th Percentile £475 £500 £538
90th Percentile £504 £583 £575
England median daily rate £420 £375 £400
% change year-on-year +12.00% -6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Median hourly rate - £46.40 £23.16
Median % change year-on-year - +100.35% +71.54%
England median hourly rate - £43.32 £23.16
% change year-on-year - +87.05% -25.30%

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 3,756 3,748 6,877
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 17.42% 15.37% 16.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,810 2,764 5,000
10th Percentile £400 £320 £363
25th Percentile £458 £450 £450
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £550 £550
Median % change year-on-year -4.55% - +4.76%
75th Percentile £625 £625 £625
90th Percentile £700 £688 £688
England median daily rate £500 £500 £500
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 40 75
10th Percentile £12.67 £12.42 £15.50
25th Percentile £15.03 £12.44 £17.66
Median hourly rate £23.00 £19.50 £22.00
Median % change year-on-year +17.95% -11.36% -8.08%
75th Percentile £51.75 £26.75 £36.67
90th Percentile £68.00 £47.31 £49.76
England median hourly rate £22.75 £17.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year +30.00% -2.78% +3.06%

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 12 April 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 12 April 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 +49 7 £463 +12.80% 7
SCOM
England

For the 6 months to 12 April 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 33 (82.50%) Windows
2 27 (67.50%) VMware
3 26 (65.00%) SCCM
4 22 (55.00%) Microsoft
5 21 (52.50%) Active Directory
6 20 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
7 16 (40.00%) Windows Server
8 14 (35.00%) PowerShell
8 14 (35.00%) Hyper-V
8 14 (35.00%) Microsoft 365
9 12 (30.00%) Azure
9 12 (30.00%) Windows Server 2016
10 11 (27.50%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 11 (27.50%) SolarWinds
10 11 (27.50%) Windows Server 2012
10 11 (27.50%) SQL Server
10 11 (27.50%) Migration
11 10 (25.00%) SQL
11 10 (25.00%) vSphere
12 9 (22.50%) PaaS
12 9 (22.50%) AWS
12 9 (22.50%) ITIL
13 8 (20.00%) Degree
14 7 (17.50%) Legal
14 7 (17.50%) Disaster Recovery
14 7 (17.50%) Business Continuity
14 7 (17.50%) Microsoft Certification
14 7 (17.50%) Project Management
14 7 (17.50%) SaaS
14 7 (17.50%) Storage Management

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 5 (12.50%) MS Exchange
2 4 (10.00%) SharePoint
3 3 (7.50%) Skype for Business
4 2 (5.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (5.00%) IIS
4 2 (5.00%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 4 (10.00%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (5.00%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 14 (35.00%) Microsoft 365
2 12 (30.00%) Azure
3 9 (22.50%) AWS
3 9 (22.50%) PaaS
4 7 (17.50%) SaaS
5 4 (10.00%) IaaS
6 2 (5.00%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (5.00%) Azure Stack
6 2 (5.00%) GCP
7 1 (2.50%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 6 (15.00%) Firewall
1 6 (15.00%) LAN
1 6 (15.00%) WAN
1 6 (15.00%) Wireless
2 4 (10.00%) DHCP
2 4 (10.00%) DNS
3 3 (7.50%) Skype
4 2 (5.00%) Fibre Channel
4 2 (5.00%) HTTP
4 2 (5.00%) iSCSI
4 2 (5.00%) NAS
4 2 (5.00%) TCP/IP
4 2 (5.00%) VLAN
4 2 (5.00%) VoIP
4 2 (5.00%) VPN
4 2 (5.00%) VSAN
5 1 (2.50%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (2.50%) Network Security
5 1 (2.50%) SAN
5 1 (2.50%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (27.50%) SQL Server
2 7 (17.50%) SQL Server 2012
3 6 (15.00%) SQL Server 2014
3 6 (15.00%) SQL Server 2016
4 2 (5.00%) MySQL
5 1 (2.50%) Power BI
5 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2017
Development Applications
1 1 (2.50%) Hudson
General
1 7 (17.50%) Legal
2 6 (15.00%) Law
3 3 (7.50%) Finance
4 2 (5.00%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 6 (15.00%) Analyst
1 6 (15.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
1 6 (15.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 6 (15.00%) Systems Engineer
2 5 (12.50%) Infrastructure Specialist
3 4 (10.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 4 (10.00%) DevOps Engineer
3 4 (10.00%) Wintel Engineer
4 3 (7.50%) Azure Engineer
4 3 (7.50%) Migration Engineer
4 3 (7.50%) SCCM Specialist
5 2 (5.00%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
5 2 (5.00%) 3rd Line Support
5 2 (5.00%) Applications Specialist
5 2 (5.00%) Architect
5 2 (5.00%) Azure DevOps Engineer
5 2 (5.00%) DevOps Systems Engineer
5 2 (5.00%) Web Engineer
5 2 (5.00%) Windows Infrastructure Specialist
5 2 (5.00%) Windows Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.00%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (10.00%) Hybrid Cloud
3 3 (7.50%) Enterprise Cloud
3 3 (7.50%) Private Cloud
4 2 (5.00%) Blackberry
4 2 (5.00%) Data Centre
4 2 (5.00%) Management Information System
4 2 (5.00%) PKI
4 2 (5.00%) Replication
5 1 (2.50%) Client/Server
5 1 (2.50%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (2.50%) HP Storage
5 1 (2.50%) NHS
5 1 (2.50%) Security Operations Centre
5 1 (2.50%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 33 (82.50%) Windows
2 16 (40.00%) Windows Server
3 12 (30.00%) Windows Server 2016
4 11 (27.50%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (17.50%) Windows Server 2019
6 6 (15.00%) Linux
6 6 (15.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (7.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (7.50%) Unix
7 3 (7.50%) VMS
7 3 (7.50%) Windows 7
8 1 (2.50%) Android
8 1 (2.50%) Apple iOS
8 1 (2.50%) Mac OS X
8 1 (2.50%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (27.50%) Infrastructure Engineering
1 11 (27.50%) Migration
2 9 (22.50%) ITIL
3 7 (17.50%) Business Continuity
3 7 (17.50%) Disaster Recovery
3 7 (17.50%) Project Management
3 7 (17.50%) Storage Management
4 6 (15.00%) Configuration Management
5 5 (12.50%) High Availability
5 5 (12.50%) Matrix Organization
5 5 (12.50%) Problem-Solving
5 5 (12.50%) Service Delivery
6 4 (10.00%) DevOps
6 4 (10.00%) Problem Management
6 4 (10.00%) Server Management
7 3 (7.50%) Capacity Planning
7 3 (7.50%) Root Cause Analysis
8 2 (5.00%) Capacity Management
8 2 (5.00%) Cybersecurity
8 2 (5.00%) Portfolio Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (35.00%) PowerShell
2 10 (25.00%) SQL
3 2 (5.00%) Perl
3 2 (5.00%) Python
4 1 (2.50%) Bash Shell
4 1 (2.50%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 8 (20.00%) Degree
2 7 (17.50%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (12.50%) Security Cleared
4 4 (10.00%) MCSE
5 3 (7.50%) SC Cleared
6 2 (5.00%) CCNA
6 2 (5.00%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (5.00%) CISM
6 2 (5.00%) CISSP
6 2 (5.00%) DV Cleared
6 2 (5.00%) VCAP
7 1 (2.50%) CCA
7 1 (2.50%) CEH
7 1 (2.50%) CISA
7 1 (2.50%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (2.50%) GIAC
7 1 (2.50%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (2.50%) MCP
7 1 (2.50%) MCSA
7 1 (2.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.00%) SLA
2 2 (5.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (5.00%) QA
3 1 (2.50%) COBIT
3 1 (2.50%) NIST
System Software
1 21 (52.50%) Active Directory
2 20 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (35.00%) Hyper-V
4 10 (25.00%) vSphere
5 6 (15.00%) VMware Workstation
6 5 (12.50%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (7.50%) VMware NSX
8 2 (5.00%) Docker
8 2 (5.00%) vCloud
8 2 (5.00%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 2 (5.00%) Virtual Servers
8 2 (5.00%) XenApp
8 2 (5.00%) XenDesktop
9 1 (2.50%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (2.50%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 26 (65.00%) SCCM
2 6 (15.00%) SCSM
3 3 (7.50%) McAfee ePO
3 3 (7.50%) Microsoft Intune
3 3 (7.50%) vRealize
3 3 (7.50%) vRealize Orchestrator
4 2 (5.00%) Kubernetes
4 2 (5.00%) NetBackup
4 2 (5.00%) Netcool
4 2 (5.00%) OfficeScan
4 2 (5.00%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (5.00%) Puppet
4 2 (5.00%) Single Sign-On
4 2 (5.00%) Terraform
4 2 (5.00%) Trend Micro Deep Security
4 2 (5.00%) vCenter Server
4 2 (5.00%) ZABBIX
5 1 (2.50%) SCVMM
5 1 (2.50%) WSUS
Vendors
1 27 (67.50%) VMware
2 22 (55.00%) Microsoft
3 11 (27.50%) SolarWinds
4 6 (15.00%) Citrix
4 6 (15.00%) HP
5 5 (12.50%) Remedy
6 3 (7.50%) Cisco
6 3 (7.50%) McAfee
6 3 (7.50%) ServiceNow
7 2 (5.00%) Altiris
7 2 (5.00%) Dell
7 2 (5.00%) EMC
7 2 (5.00%) Foundry
7 2 (5.00%) Huawei
7 2 (5.00%) iManage
7 2 (5.00%) Mitel
7 2 (5.00%) Veritas
8 1 (2.50%) 3PAR
8 1 (2.50%) NetApp
8 1 (2.50%) Wyse