Period
to 22 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland 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 22 November 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)
UK > Scotland
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 155 157 166
Rank change year-on-year +2 +9 -26
Contract jobs citing SCOM 33 24 29
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.65% 0.55% 0.47%
As % of the Systems Management category 5.59% 4.72% 5.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 10 14
Scotland median daily rate £364 £325 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.92% +4.00% -10.13%
10th Percentile £291 £129 £115
90th Percentile £425 £438 £496
UK median daily rate £388 £388 £375
% change year-on-year - +3.33% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Scotland median hourly rate - £35.50 -
UK median hourly rate £12.50 £35.50 £37.09
% change year-on-year -64.79% -4.29% +34.87%

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 Scotland with a requirement for systems management skills.

All Systems Management Skills
Scotland
Contract vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 590 509 501
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 11.69% 11.71% 8.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 337 268 261
Scotland median daily rate £413 £328 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.95% -0.76% -
10th Percentile £250 £213 £155
90th Percentile £575 £450 £475
UK median daily rate £475 £445 £400
% change year-on-year +6.74% +11.25% +4.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 15 14
Scotland median hourly rate £26.25 £35.50 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.06% +91.89% -26.00%
10th Percentile £20.00 £14.00 £13.75
90th Percentile £41.25 £42.00 £28.20
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £20.73 £19.03
% change year-on-year -15.58% +8.93% -4.42%

SCOM
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

Job postings citing SCOM as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Scotland.

Job vacancy trend for SCOM in Scotland

SCOM
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SCOM in Scotland

SCOM
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SCOM in Scotland over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SCOM in Scotland

SCOM
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SCOM in Scotland

SCOM
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SCOM within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 22 November 2017. 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
Edinburgh -11 22 £340 +4.62% 2
Glasgow -7 8 £413 +24.06% 2
Scottish Borders - 1 £140 - 1
SCOM
UK

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 Scotland region with a requirement for SCOM.

1 23 (69.70%) Active Directory
2 22 (66.67%) PowerShell
3 21 (63.64%) Windows
4 15 (45.45%) VMware
5 11 (33.33%) SCCM
5 11 (33.33%) Microsoft
6 10 (30.30%) MS Exchange
6 10 (30.30%) Windows Server
7 9 (27.27%) VMware ESXi
7 9 (27.27%) Skype for Business
7 9 (27.27%) Finance
8 8 (24.24%) Linux
8 8 (24.24%) SQL
8 8 (24.24%) EMC
8 8 (24.24%) Skype
9 7 (21.21%) Windows Server 2012
9 7 (21.21%) Microsoft Certification
9 7 (21.21%) SAN
9 7 (21.21%) ITIL
9 7 (21.21%) Exchange Server 2010
9 7 (21.21%) VMware Infrastructure
10 6 (18.18%) Load Testing
10 6 (18.18%) Firewall
10 6 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
10 6 (18.18%) PKI
10 6 (18.18%) Web Development
10 6 (18.18%) .NET
10 6 (18.18%) Visual Studio
10 6 (18.18%) C#
10 6 (18.18%) C++

SCOM
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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 10 (30.30%) MS Exchange
2 9 (27.27%) Skype for Business
3 7 (21.21%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (12.12%) IBM Domino
5 3 (9.09%) Apache
5 3 (9.09%) Tomcat
6 1 (3.03%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (3.03%) IIS
6 1 (3.03%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 4 (12.12%) Office 365
2 3 (9.09%) Mimecast
3 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (24.24%) Skype
2 7 (21.21%) SAN
3 6 (18.18%) Firewall
4 5 (15.15%) Unified Communications
5 3 (9.09%) NetScaler
6 2 (6.06%) DHCP
6 2 (6.06%) DNS
7 1 (3.03%) LAN
7 1 (3.03%) Remote Desktop
7 1 (3.03%) Wireless
7 1 (3.03%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (18.18%) Relational Database
2 5 (15.15%) SQL Server
3 3 (9.09%) DB2
3 3 (9.09%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 6 (18.18%) Visual Studio
2 3 (9.09%) FishEye
2 3 (9.09%) Git (software)
2 3 (9.09%) Jenkins
General
1 9 (27.27%) Finance
2 4 (12.12%) Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (18.18%) Developer
1 6 (18.18%) Full Stack Developer
1 6 (18.18%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 5 (15.15%) Analyst
3 4 (12.12%) IT Engineer
3 4 (12.12%) Senior Analyst
4 3 (9.09%) 3rd Line Support
4 3 (9.09%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (9.09%) Support Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) Active Directory Analyst
5 2 (6.06%) Citrix Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) Consultant
5 2 (6.06%) Infrastructure Specialist
5 2 (6.06%) IT Analyst
5 2 (6.06%) Operations Analyst
5 2 (6.06%) Senior Operations Analyst
5 2 (6.06%) Senior Systems Analyst
5 2 (6.06%) Systems Analyst
5 2 (6.06%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (18.18%) .NET
2 2 (6.06%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (18.18%) EMC VNX
1 6 (18.18%) PKI
2 5 (15.15%) Blackberry
3 3 (9.09%) Clustering
3 3 (9.09%) Virtual Team
4 2 (6.06%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (6.06%) Client/Server
5 1 (3.03%) CMDB
5 1 (3.03%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 21 (63.64%) Windows
2 10 (30.30%) Windows Server
3 8 (24.24%) Linux
4 7 (21.21%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (15.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (15.15%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (9.09%) Solaris
7 2 (6.06%) AIX
7 2 (6.06%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (21.21%) ITIL
2 6 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (18.18%) Cybersecurity
2 6 (18.18%) Load Testing
2 6 (18.18%) Web Development
3 5 (15.15%) Application Packaging
3 5 (15.15%) ITIL V3
3 5 (15.15%) Service Delivery
3 5 (15.15%) Service Management
4 4 (12.12%) Performance Analysis
5 3 (9.09%) Migration
5 3 (9.09%) Network Architecture
5 3 (9.09%) SDLC
5 3 (9.09%) Secure Coding
5 3 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (6.06%) Customer Engagement
6 2 (6.06%) Server Patching
7 1 (3.03%) High Availability
7 1 (3.03%) Kalman Filter
7 1 (3.03%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 22 (66.67%) PowerShell
2 8 (24.24%) SQL
3 6 (18.18%) C#
3 6 (18.18%) C++
3 6 (18.18%) Java
4 3 (9.09%) VBScript
5 2 (6.06%) Bash Shell
5 2 (6.06%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 7 (21.21%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (15.15%) MCSA
2 5 (15.15%) MCSE
3 2 (6.06%) MCITP
3 2 (6.06%) MCTS
3 2 (6.06%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (3.03%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.09%) QA
System Software
1 23 (69.70%) Active Directory
2 9 (27.27%) VMware ESXi
3 7 (21.21%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (12.12%) vSphere
5 3 (9.09%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 3 (9.09%) NFS
5 3 (9.09%) XenApp
5 3 (9.09%) XenDesktop
6 2 (6.06%) Hyper-V
6 2 (6.06%) Squid
6 2 (6.06%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 11 (33.33%) SCCM
2 6 (18.18%) Netcool
3 5 (15.15%) Microsoft Clustering
3 5 (15.15%) WSUS
4 3 (9.09%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (9.09%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 3 (9.09%) WMI
5 2 (6.06%) AirWatch
5 2 (6.06%) EMC NetWorker
5 2 (6.06%) SCVMM
5 2 (6.06%) SELinux
5 2 (6.06%) vCenter Server
6 1 (3.03%) MAILsweeper
Vendors
1 15 (45.45%) VMware
2 11 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 8 (24.24%) EMC
4 6 (18.18%) CyberArk
5 5 (15.15%) Red Hat
6 4 (12.12%) Citrix
6 4 (12.12%) HP
6 4 (12.12%) Lotus
6 4 (12.12%) ServiceNow
7 3 (9.09%) AppSense
7 3 (9.09%) Oracle
7 3 (9.09%) Perforce
7 3 (9.09%) Sybase
7 3 (9.09%) Symantec
8 2 (6.06%) ArcSight
8 2 (6.06%) Dell
8 2 (6.06%) NetApp
8 2 (6.06%) Tripwire
8 2 (6.06%) Veeam
9 1 (3.03%) CommVault