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 30 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)
South East / Oxfordshire
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 57 53 61
Rank change year-on-year -4 +8  
Contract jobs citing SCOM 4 1 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 0.71% 0.20% 0.87%
As % of the Systems Management category 7.41% 2.38% 8.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 5
Median daily rate £450 £320 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +40.62% +1.58%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £320 £306
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £320 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £355 £400 £375
% change year-on-year -11.25% +6.66%  
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 Oxfordshire with a requirement for systems management skills.

Systems Management Skills
Oxfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 54 42 71
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire 9.59% 8.42% 10.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 38 49
Median daily rate £450 £250 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +80.00% -33.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £130 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £410 £578
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 7
Median hourly rate £14.85 £68.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -78.16% +126.66%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £20.19
% change year-on-year -15.55% +11.46%  

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

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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

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Oxfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SCOM in Oxfordshire over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SCOM in Oxfordshire

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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 30 March 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
Banbury - 1 £300 -
Kidlington - 1 £450 -
Oxford - 1 £500 - 3
SCOM
South East

For the 6 months to 30 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 Oxfordshire region with a requirement for SCOM.

1 7 (70.00%) DNS
1 7 (70.00%) Microsoft
1 7 (70.00%) Active Directory
1 7 (70.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 7 (70.00%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (60.00%) DHCP
2 6 (60.00%) Web Services
2 6 (60.00%) SCCM
3 5 (50.00%) ITIL
3 5 (50.00%) Windows
3 5 (50.00%) vSphere
4 4 (40.00%) Compatibility Testing
4 4 (40.00%) Windows 7
4 4 (40.00%) PowerShell
4 4 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (40.00%) Hyper-V
4 4 (40.00%) XenApp
4 4 (40.00%) XenDesktop
4 4 (40.00%) Office 365
4 4 (40.00%) AppDNA
4 4 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (40.00%) Amazon RDS
4 4 (40.00%) Skype for Business
4 4 (40.00%) EdgeSight
4 4 (40.00%) Skype
4 4 (40.00%) BYOD
4 4 (40.00%) Windows 10
4 4 (40.00%) Windows Server
4 4 (40.00%) Service Design
4 4 (40.00%) Application Virtualisation

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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 4 (40.00%) Skype for Business
2 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (10.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (20.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 7 (70.00%) Amazon AWS
1 7 (70.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (40.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (70.00%) DNS
2 6 (60.00%) DHCP
3 4 (40.00%) Skype
4 3 (30.00%) Ethernet
4 3 (30.00%) Firewall
4 3 (30.00%) Intrusion Detection
4 3 (30.00%) Network Security
4 3 (30.00%) VPN
4 3 (30.00%) WAN
5 2 (20.00%) VoIP
6 1 (10.00%) BGP
6 1 (10.00%) SAN
6 1 (10.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (40.00%) Amazon RDS
2 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 2 (20.00%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Citrix Engineer
2 3 (30.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (30.00%) Network Engineer
2 3 (30.00%) Network Security Engineer
2 3 (30.00%) Security Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Citrix Specialist
3 2 (20.00%) Consultant
3 2 (20.00%) Infrastructure Consultant
3 2 (20.00%) Infrastructure Specialist
3 2 (20.00%) Juniper Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Windows Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Windows Infrastructure Specialist
3 2 (20.00%) Windows Specialist
4 1 (10.00%) Active Directory Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Active Directory Migration Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Network Infrastructure Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (60.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (40.00%) BYOD
2 3 (30.00%) Computer Science
2 3 (30.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (50.00%) Windows
2 4 (40.00%) Linux
2 4 (40.00%) Windows 10
2 4 (40.00%) Windows 7
2 4 (40.00%) Windows Server
2 4 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (30.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) ITIL
2 4 (40.00%) Application Virtualisation
2 4 (40.00%) Compatibility Testing
2 4 (40.00%) Problem Management
2 4 (40.00%) Service Design
3 3 (30.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 3 (30.00%) Mobile Device Management
4 2 (20.00%) Cybersecurity
4 2 (20.00%) Kalman Filter
4 2 (20.00%) Migration
4 2 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Web Filtering
5 1 (10.00%) Business Continuity
5 1 (10.00%) Change Management
5 1 (10.00%) Mentoring
5 1 (10.00%) Network Design
5 1 (10.00%) Network Monitoring
5 1 (10.00%) Security Operations
5 1 (10.00%) Storage Virtualisation
5 1 (10.00%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (40.00%) PowerShell
2 2 (20.00%) SQL
3 1 (10.00%) C
3 1 (10.00%) C++
3 1 (10.00%) Java
3 1 (10.00%) Perl
3 1 (10.00%) Python
3 1 (10.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) Degree
1 1 (10.00%) MCSE
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (10.00%) PMO
System Software
1 7 (70.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (50.00%) vSphere
3 4 (40.00%) Hyper-V
3 4 (40.00%) Microsoft App-V
3 4 (40.00%) XenApp
3 4 (40.00%) XenDesktop
4 3 (30.00%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (60.00%) SCCM
2 4 (40.00%) AppDNA
2 4 (40.00%) EdgeSight
3 3 (30.00%) Nagios
4 1 (10.00%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 7 (70.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (40.00%) Citrix
3 3 (30.00%) Juniper
3 3 (30.00%) Palo Alto
3 3 (30.00%) SolarWinds
4 2 (20.00%) Dell
4 2 (20.00%) NetApp
4 2 (20.00%) VMware
5 1 (10.00%) HP
5 1 (10.00%) Veritas