The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes 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 28 March 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)
Buckinghamshire / Milton Keynes
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 66 58 68
Rank change year-on-year -8 +10  
Contract jobs citing SCOM 10 10 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 1.34% 1.34% 0.71%
As % of the Systems Management category 9.17% 17.24% 5.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 7 3
Median daily rate £473 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.52% +5.55%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £393 £375
% change year-on-year -10.82% +4.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £54.08 £40.83 £26.50
% change year-on-year +32.45% +54.05%  

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 Milton Keynes with a requirement for systems management skills.

Systems Management Skills
Milton Keynes
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 109 58 119
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes 14.63% 7.74% 14.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 27 49
Median daily rate £475 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.75% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £296 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £480 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £14.85 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year -15.55% +9.75%  

SCOM
Job Vacancy Trend in Milton Keynes

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 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 Milton Keynes

SCOM
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SCOM in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 Milton Keynes region with a requirement for SCOM.

1 11 (78.57%) Microsoft
2 9 (64.29%) Windows
3 8 (57.14%) Linux
3 8 (57.14%) Oracle
4 7 (50.00%) CA
4 7 (50.00%) Introscope
4 7 (50.00%) e-Health
4 7 (50.00%) CA Wily
4 7 (50.00%) Nimsoft
4 7 (50.00%) Root Cause Analysis
4 7 (50.00%) NetQoS
5 6 (42.86%) Incident Management
5 6 (42.86%) Finance
5 6 (42.86%) ITIL
5 6 (42.86%) Unix
5 6 (42.86%) Remedy
6 5 (35.71%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (35.71%) Infrastructure Management
7 4 (28.57%) VMware
7 4 (28.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 4 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
8 3 (21.43%) CentOS
8 3 (21.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (21.43%) SCCM
8 3 (21.43%) SC Cleared
8 3 (21.43%) DV Cleared
8 3 (21.43%) Security Cleared
8 3 (21.43%) Red Hat
8 3 (21.43%) Performance Tuning
8 3 (21.43%) vCloud

SCOM
Co-occurring IT Skills in Milton Keynes 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 1 (7.14%) MS Exchange
1 1 (7.14%) SharePoint
1 1 (7.14%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 3 (21.43%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (14.29%) Firewall
2 1 (7.14%) DNS
2 1 (7.14%) Multicast
2 1 (7.14%) Network Security
2 1 (7.14%) SAN
2 1 (7.14%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 7 (50.00%) Introscope
2 1 (7.14%) MSI
General
1 6 (42.86%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (50.00%) Monitoring Specialist
2 3 (21.43%) VMware Specialist
3 2 (14.29%) Consultant
4 1 (7.14%) Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Architect
4 1 (7.14%) Automation Architect
4 1 (7.14%) Automation Consultant
4 1 (7.14%) Automation Specialist
4 1 (7.14%) Build Automation Specialist
4 1 (7.14%) Data Architect
4 1 (7.14%) Data Centre Architect
4 1 (7.14%) Data Centre Consultant
4 1 (7.14%) Data Consultant
4 1 (7.14%) Financial Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Consultant
4 1 (7.14%) Server Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Server Specialist
4 1 (7.14%) Service Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) FIX Protocol
1 1 (7.14%) Rendezvous
Miscellaneous
1 7 (50.00%) e-Health
2 5 (35.71%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (14.29%) Data Centre
4 1 (7.14%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 9 (64.29%) Windows
2 8 (57.14%) Linux
3 6 (42.86%) Unix
4 3 (21.43%) CentOS
4 3 (21.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (7.14%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (50.00%) Root Cause Analysis
2 6 (42.86%) Incident Management
2 6 (42.86%) ITIL
3 5 (35.71%) Infrastructure Management
4 3 (21.43%) Capacity Management
4 3 (21.43%) ITIL V2
4 3 (21.43%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (14.29%) DevOps
6 1 (7.14%) Build Automation
6 1 (7.14%) E-Commerce
6 1 (7.14%) Email Filtering
6 1 (7.14%) Kalman Filter
6 1 (7.14%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 1 (7.14%) Project Management
6 1 (7.14%) Server Building
6 1 (7.14%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.14%) SQL
1 1 (7.14%) VB
1 1 (7.14%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (28.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 3 (21.43%) DV Cleared
2 3 (21.43%) SC Cleared
2 3 (21.43%) Security Cleared
3 1 (7.14%) MCSE
3 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (7.14%) OCA
3 1 (7.14%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 4 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (21.43%) Docker
2 3 (21.43%) vCloud
2 3 (21.43%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (7.14%) Active Directory
3 1 (7.14%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 1 (7.14%) Terminal Server
3 1 (7.14%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (7.14%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (7.14%) XenApp
3 1 (7.14%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (50.00%) CA Wily
2 3 (21.43%) Puppet
2 3 (21.43%) SCCM
2 3 (21.43%) vRealize
3 2 (14.29%) BladeLogic
3 2 (14.29%) Nagios
4 1 (7.14%) Control-M
4 1 (7.14%) EdgeSight
4 1 (7.14%) ITRS Geneos
4 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 11 (78.57%) Microsoft
2 8 (57.14%) Oracle
3 7 (50.00%) CA
3 7 (50.00%) NetQoS
3 7 (50.00%) Nimsoft
4 6 (42.86%) Remedy
5 4 (28.57%) VMware
6 3 (21.43%) Red Hat
7 2 (14.29%) SolarWinds
8 1 (7.14%) 3PAR
8 1 (7.14%) AppSense
8 1 (7.14%) Citrix
8 1 (7.14%) CommVault
8 1 (7.14%) EMC
8 1 (7.14%) Genesys
8 1 (7.14%) HP
8 1 (7.14%) NetApp
8 1 (7.14%) TIBCO