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 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)
Buckinghamshire / Milton Keynes
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 68 56 59
Rank change year-on-year -12 +3  
Contract jobs citing SCOM 10 6 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 1.36% 0.89% 1.46%
As % of the Systems Management category 9.17% 10.91% 9.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 11
Median daily rate £454 £490 £407
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.34% +20.39%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £446 £430 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £487 £515 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £371 £375 £350
% change year-on-year -1.20% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.75 £36.00 £25.09
% change year-on-year -17.36% +43.46%  

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 55 132
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes 14.79% 8.18% 16.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 26 57
Median daily rate £445 £430 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.37% +10.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £272 £267 £262
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £526 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £378
% change year-on-year +12.50% +5.76%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £12.50 - £20.19
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £34.10 £20.50
% change year-on-year -48.68% +66.34%  

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 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 Milton Keynes region with a requirement for SCOM.

1 16 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 14 (70.00%) Windows
3 9 (45.00%) Active Directory
4 8 (40.00%) SCCM
4 8 (40.00%) Windows Server
5 7 (35.00%) DevOps
5 7 (35.00%) Nimsoft
5 7 (35.00%) Root Cause Analysis
5 7 (35.00%) NetQoS
5 7 (35.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 7 (35.00%) CA Wily
5 7 (35.00%) Introscope
5 7 (35.00%) VMware
5 7 (35.00%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (35.00%) e-Health
5 7 (35.00%) CA
5 7 (35.00%) Linux
5 7 (35.00%) Oracle
6 6 (30.00%) ITIL
6 6 (30.00%) MS Exchange
6 6 (30.00%) Firewall
6 6 (30.00%) SAN
6 6 (30.00%) Hyper-V
7 5 (25.00%) Security Cleared
7 5 (25.00%) SC Cleared
7 5 (25.00%) Windows Vista
7 5 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (25.00%) Infrastructure Management
7 5 (25.00%) Office 365
7 5 (25.00%) Microsoft Clustering

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 6 (30.00%) MS Exchange
2 4 (20.00%) Apache
2 4 (20.00%) IIS
3 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (5.00%) SharePoint
3 1 (5.00%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (25.00%) Office 365
2 4 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (10.00%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (30.00%) Firewall
1 6 (30.00%) SAN
2 4 (20.00%) NAS
3 2 (10.00%) WAN
4 1 (5.00%) ADSL
4 1 (5.00%) DNS
4 1 (5.00%) LAN
4 1 (5.00%) MPLS
4 1 (5.00%) Network Security
4 1 (5.00%) TCP/IP
4 1 (5.00%) VLAN
4 1 (5.00%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (20.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 4 (20.00%) SQL Server 2012
2 4 (20.00%) SQL Server 2016
3 3 (15.00%) Big Data
3 3 (15.00%) Hadoop
4 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 7 (35.00%) Introscope
2 1 (5.00%) MSI
General
1 5 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (40.00%) Architect
2 7 (35.00%) Monitoring Specialist
2 7 (35.00%) Technical Architect
3 3 (15.00%) Consultant
4 2 (10.00%) Nagios Consultant
5 1 (5.00%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
5 1 (5.00%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) 3rd Line Support
5 1 (5.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Automation Architect
5 1 (5.00%) Automation Consultant
5 1 (5.00%) Data Architect
5 1 (5.00%) Data Consultant
5 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Architect
5 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Consultant
5 1 (5.00%) Nagios Architect
5 1 (5.00%) Network Architect
5 1 (5.00%) Server Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 7 (35.00%) e-Health
2 5 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (25.00%) Clustering
3 2 (10.00%) Data Centre
3 2 (10.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 14 (70.00%) Windows
2 8 (40.00%) Windows Server
3 7 (35.00%) Linux
4 5 (25.00%) Unix
4 5 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (25.00%) Windows Vista
5 4 (20.00%) Solaris
6 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (5.00%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (35.00%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (35.00%) DevOps
1 7 (35.00%) Root Cause Analysis
2 6 (30.00%) ITIL
3 5 (25.00%) Incident Management
3 5 (25.00%) Infrastructure Management
3 5 (25.00%) Technical Architecture
4 2 (10.00%) TOGAF
5 1 (5.00%) Email Filtering
5 1 (5.00%) ITIL V2
5 1 (5.00%) ITIL V3
5 1 (5.00%) Kalman Filter
5 1 (5.00%) PRINCE2
5 1 (5.00%) Project Management
5 1 (5.00%) Statistics
5 1 (5.00%) Virtual Environments
5 1 (5.00%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.00%) SQL
2 1 (5.00%) VB
2 1 (5.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 5 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 5 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (20.00%) MCSE
2 4 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (15.00%) MCITP
3 3 (15.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 2 (10.00%) CCNA
4 2 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (5.00%) CCSP
5 1 (5.00%) DV Cleared
5 1 (5.00%) OCA
5 1 (5.00%) Oracle Certification
System Software
1 9 (45.00%) Active Directory
2 7 (35.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (30.00%) Hyper-V
4 3 (15.00%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (10.00%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (10.00%) vSphere
6 1 (5.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (5.00%) Terminal Server
6 1 (5.00%) vCloud
6 1 (5.00%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (5.00%) XenApp
6 1 (5.00%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 8 (40.00%) SCCM
2 7 (35.00%) CA Wily
3 5 (25.00%) Microsoft Clustering
4 4 (20.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 2 (10.00%) BladeLogic
5 2 (10.00%) Nagios
5 2 (10.00%) vMotion
6 1 (5.00%) EdgeSight
Vendors
1 16 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (35.00%) CA
2 7 (35.00%) NetQoS
2 7 (35.00%) Nimsoft
2 7 (35.00%) Oracle
2 7 (35.00%) VMware
3 5 (25.00%) Citrix
3 5 (25.00%) HP
3 5 (25.00%) Remedy
4 4 (20.00%) StorageTek
4 4 (20.00%) Sun
5 2 (10.00%) SolarWinds
5 2 (10.00%) Veeam
6 1 (5.00%) 3PAR
6 1 (5.00%) AppSense
6 1 (5.00%) Barracuda Networks
6 1 (5.00%) CommVault
6 1 (5.00%) Juniper
6 1 (5.00%) NetApp
6 1 (5.00%) Red Hat