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 3 months to 27 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)
UK / Scotland
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 102 115 133
Rank change year-on-year +13 +18  
Contract jobs citing SCOM 11 32 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.50% 1.09% 0.034%
As % of the Systems Management category 3.90% 7.96% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 9 1
Median daily rate £425 £300 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +41.66% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 0
Median hourly rate - £36.00 -
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 Scotland with a requirement for systems management skills.

Systems Management Skills
Scotland
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 282 402 214
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 12.85% 13.68% 7.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 152 180 121
Median daily rate £425 £333 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +27.81% +2.30%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £266 £158
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £451 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +12.50% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 18 8
Median hourly rate £31.93 £38.50 £18.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.07% +105.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.60 £36.00 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.75 £43.00 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £33.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year -46.96% +60.97%  

SCOM
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland 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 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 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 3 months to 27 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
Glasgow +10 5 £425 +78.94%
Edinburgh +12 4 - -
SCOM
UK

For the 6 months to 27 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 Scotland region with a requirement for SCOM.

1 14 (51.85%) VMware
2 13 (48.15%) Windows
2 13 (48.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (40.74%) Microsoft
4 10 (37.04%) SCCM
5 9 (33.33%) PowerShell
5 9 (33.33%) Performance Analysis
5 9 (33.33%) AIX
6 8 (29.63%) Linux
6 8 (29.63%) Red Hat
6 8 (29.63%) EMC
6 8 (29.63%) Shell Script
6 8 (29.63%) SELinux
6 8 (29.63%) ArcSight
6 8 (29.63%) Virtual Servers
6 8 (29.63%) vCenter Server
6 8 (29.63%) Squid
6 8 (29.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 8 (29.63%) Bash Shell
6 8 (29.63%) Tripwire
7 7 (25.93%) Windows Server
7 7 (25.93%) EMC NetWorker
7 7 (25.93%) ITIL
8 6 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (18.52%) Microsoft Azure
9 5 (18.52%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (18.52%) Microsoft Certification
9 5 (18.52%) Active Directory
9 5 (18.52%) Service Management
10 4 (14.81%) SAN

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 4 (14.81%) Skype for Business
2 3 (11.11%) MS Exchange
3 2 (7.41%) Oracle Workflow
3 2 (7.41%) SharePoint
4 1 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (3.70%) IBM Domino
4 1 (3.70%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 5 (18.52%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (14.81%) SAN
2 3 (11.11%) DHCP
2 3 (11.11%) DNS
2 3 (11.11%) Skype
3 2 (7.41%) Firewall
3 2 (7.41%) LAN
3 2 (7.41%) Remote Desktop
4 1 (3.70%) BIG-IP
4 1 (3.70%) LDAP
4 1 (3.70%) WAN
4 1 (3.70%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (3.70%) Wireless
4 1 (3.70%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.70%) DB2
1 1 (3.70%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (7.41%) Finance
1 2 (7.41%) Manufacturing
2 1 (3.70%) Banking
2 1 (3.70%) Law
Job Titles
1 7 (25.93%) Linux Specialist
2 5 (18.52%) Consultant
3 3 (11.11%) Architect
3 3 (11.11%) Microsoft Consultant
3 3 (11.11%) Solutions Architect
4 2 (7.41%) Administrator
4 2 (7.41%) Analyst
4 2 (7.41%) Azure Architect
4 2 (7.41%) Cloud Architect
4 2 (7.41%) Cloud Solutions Architect
4 2 (7.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) IT Administrator
4 2 (7.41%) IT Systems Administrator
4 2 (7.41%) Lead Architect
4 2 (7.41%) Lead Solutions Architect
4 2 (7.41%) SCCM Administrator
4 2 (7.41%) Systems Administrator
4 2 (7.41%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Infrastructure Specialist
5 1 (3.70%) Systems Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.41%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.81%) Private Cloud
2 2 (7.41%) Clustering
2 2 (7.41%) Oracle Licensing
2 2 (7.41%) Public Cloud
3 1 (3.70%) Blackberry
3 1 (3.70%) EMC VNX
3 1 (3.70%) IBM Mainframe
3 1 (3.70%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 13 (48.15%) Windows
2 9 (33.33%) AIX
3 8 (29.63%) Linux
3 8 (29.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 7 (25.93%) Windows Server
5 6 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (18.52%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (7.41%) Solaris
8 1 (3.70%) OS/2
8 1 (3.70%) Unix
8 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (3.70%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (33.33%) Performance Analysis
2 7 (25.93%) ITIL
3 5 (18.52%) Service Management
4 4 (14.81%) Change Control
4 4 (14.81%) Migration
5 3 (11.11%) ITSM
6 2 (7.41%) Customer Engagement
6 2 (7.41%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (7.41%) Infrastructure Management
6 2 (7.41%) Project Management
6 2 (7.41%) Server Virtualisation
6 2 (7.41%) Software Licensing
6 2 (7.41%) Workflow
7 1 (3.70%) Problem Management
7 1 (3.70%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (33.33%) PowerShell
2 8 (29.63%) Bash Shell
2 8 (29.63%) Shell Script
3 4 (14.81%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (18.52%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (14.81%) MCITP
3 2 (7.41%) MCSE
3 2 (7.41%) MCTS
4 1 (3.70%) Degree
System Software
1 13 (48.15%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (29.63%) Squid
2 8 (29.63%) Virtual Servers
3 5 (18.52%) Active Directory
4 3 (11.11%) Hyper-V
5 2 (7.41%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (7.41%) XenApp
6 1 (3.70%) Job Entry Subsystem
6 1 (3.70%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 10 (37.04%) SCCM
2 8 (29.63%) SELinux
2 8 (29.63%) vCenter Server
3 7 (25.93%) EMC NetWorker
4 4 (14.81%) SCVMM
4 4 (14.81%) WSUS
5 3 (11.11%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 2 (7.41%) SnapMirror
7 1 (3.70%) CA Endevor
7 1 (3.70%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 14 (51.85%) VMware
2 11 (40.74%) Microsoft
3 8 (29.63%) ArcSight
3 8 (29.63%) EMC
3 8 (29.63%) Red Hat
3 8 (29.63%) Tripwire
4 2 (7.41%) Citrix
4 2 (7.41%) NetApp
4 2 (7.41%) Oracle
5 1 (3.70%) Cisco
5 1 (3.70%) F5
5 1 (3.70%) IBM
5 1 (3.70%) Intel
5 1 (3.70%) Lotus
5 1 (3.70%) McAfee
5 1 (3.70%) ServiceNow