The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire 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 25 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)
South East / Oxfordshire
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 71 61 64
Rank change year-on-year -10 +3  
Contract jobs citing SCOM 1 3 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 0.16% 0.51% 1.05%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.79% 5.36% 11.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 7
Median daily rate £425 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +30.76% +8.33%  
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 Oxfordshire with a requirement for systems management skills.

Systems Management Skills
Oxfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 56 56 72
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire 8.93% 9.52% 9.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 41 57
Median daily rate £475 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +26.66% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £302 £164
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £377
% change year-on-year +12.50% +5.99%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 4
Median hourly rate - £21.00 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -46.15%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £34.85 £20.19
% change year-on-year -49.78% +72.65%  

SCOM
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 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 Oxfordshire

SCOM
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SCOM in Oxfordshire

SCOM
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SCOM in Oxfordshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SCOM in Oxfordshire

SCOM
Contract Job Locations in Oxfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SCOM within the Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 25 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
Abingdon - 1 £425 -
SCOM
South East

For the 6 months to 25 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 Oxfordshire region with a requirement for SCOM.

1 4 (80.00%) Linux
1 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (80.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (80.00%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (60.00%) Network Security
2 3 (60.00%) Firewall
2 3 (60.00%) Ethernet
2 3 (60.00%) VPN
2 3 (60.00%) Nagios
2 3 (60.00%) Juniper
2 3 (60.00%) Unix
2 3 (60.00%) WAN
2 3 (60.00%) Intrusion Detection
2 3 (60.00%) Palo Alto
2 3 (60.00%) SolarWinds
3 2 (40.00%) Kalman Filter
3 2 (40.00%) Cybersecurity
3 2 (40.00%) Web Filtering
3 2 (40.00%) Python
3 2 (40.00%) SQL
3 2 (40.00%) Web Services
3 2 (40.00%) VoIP
3 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (40.00%) Ruby
4 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (20.00%) Subversion
4 1 (20.00%) Network Design
4 1 (20.00%) Time Management
4 1 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (20.00%) PowerShell

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Oxfordshire 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 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (20.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (20.00%) OpenStack
1 1 (20.00%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 4 (80.00%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (80.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (20.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (60.00%) Ethernet
1 3 (60.00%) Firewall
1 3 (60.00%) Intrusion Detection
1 3 (60.00%) Network Security
1 3 (60.00%) VPN
1 3 (60.00%) WAN
2 2 (40.00%) VoIP
3 1 (20.00%) BGP
3 1 (20.00%) DNS
3 1 (20.00%) SAN
3 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Ant
1 1 (20.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (20.00%) Hudson
1 1 (20.00%) Jenkins
1 1 (20.00%) JIRA
1 1 (20.00%) Maven
1 1 (20.00%) Subversion
General
1 1 (20.00%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Network Engineer
1 3 (60.00%) Network Security Engineer
1 3 (60.00%) Security Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Consultant
2 2 (40.00%) Infrastructure Consultant
2 2 (40.00%) Juniper Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) AWS DevOps
3 1 (20.00%) AWS DevOps Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) AWS Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Azure DevOps
3 1 (20.00%) Azure DevOps Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Azure Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) DevOps Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Juniper Consultant
3 1 (20.00%) Network Consultant
3 1 (20.00%) Network Infrastructure Consultant
3 1 (20.00%) Network Security Consultant
3 1 (20.00%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Computer Science
1 1 (20.00%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 4 (80.00%) Linux
2 3 (60.00%) Unix
3 1 (20.00%) VMS
3 1 (20.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Cybersecurity
1 2 (40.00%) Kalman Filter
1 2 (40.00%) Web Filtering
2 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (20.00%) Business Continuity
2 1 (20.00%) Change Management
2 1 (20.00%) Configuration Management
2 1 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (20.00%) DevOps
2 1 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (20.00%) ITIL
2 1 (20.00%) Mentoring
2 1 (20.00%) Network Monitoring
2 1 (20.00%) Problem Management
2 1 (20.00%) Security Operations
2 1 (20.00%) Service Design
2 1 (20.00%) Software Deployment
2 1 (20.00%) Storage Virtualisation
2 1 (20.00%) Task Automation
2 1 (20.00%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) Python
1 2 (40.00%) Ruby
1 2 (40.00%) SQL
2 1 (20.00%) C
2 1 (20.00%) C++
2 1 (20.00%) Java
2 1 (20.00%) Perl
2 1 (20.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) Computer Science Degree
1 1 (20.00%) Degree
1 1 (20.00%) MCSE
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) PMO
System Software
1 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (20.00%) Docker
2 1 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (20.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (60.00%) Nagios
2 1 (20.00%) Ansible
2 1 (20.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (60.00%) Juniper
2 3 (60.00%) Palo Alto
2 3 (60.00%) SolarWinds
3 1 (20.00%) HP
3 1 (20.00%) NetApp
3 1 (20.00%) Splunk
3 1 (20.00%) VMware