Period
to 16 December 2018

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 16 December 2018 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
16 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 194 154 161
Rank change year-on-year -40 +7 +9
Contract jobs citing SCOM 4 33 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.077% 0.67% 0.48%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.63% 5.58% 3.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 13 10
Scotland median daily rate £550 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +41.94% +10.71% +16.67%
10th Percentile £525 £291 £129
90th Percentile £575 £448 £438
UK median daily rate £400 £388 £400
% change year-on-year +3.23% -3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £22.38 £43.28
% change year-on-year -6.17% -48.29% +16.69%

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 637 591 508
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 12.27% 11.92% 12.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 359 348 276
Scotland median daily rate £425 £412 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.09% +24.92% +1.54%
10th Percentile £275 £254 £214
90th Percentile £678 £575 £450
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 13
Scotland median hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.00% +16.28% +16.22%
10th Percentile £26.60 £19.30 £13.25
90th Percentile £41.75 £26.88 £42.00
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £20.73
% change year-on-year - -15.58% +4.96%

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 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 16 December 2018. 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 -18 4 £550 +61.76% 2
SCOM
UK

For the 6 months to 16 December 2018, IT contractor jobs citing SCOM also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Scotland region with a requirement for SCOM.

1 3 (75.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (75.00%) Windows
1 3 (75.00%) Data Modelling
1 3 (75.00%) Shell Script
1 3 (75.00%) PostgreSQL
1 3 (75.00%) SolarWinds
1 3 (75.00%) MongoDB
1 3 (75.00%) SQL Server 2012
1 3 (75.00%) Ansible
1 3 (75.00%) DevOps
1 3 (75.00%) InfluxDB
1 3 (75.00%) Re-Platforming
1 3 (75.00%) SQL Server 2016
1 3 (75.00%) Grafana
1 3 (75.00%) GDPR
1 3 (75.00%) Prometheus
2 2 (50.00%) Red Hat
2 2 (50.00%) Database Security
2 2 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (50.00%) Database Tuning
2 2 (50.00%) Open Source
2 2 (50.00%) Bash Shell
2 2 (50.00%) Clustering
2 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (50.00%) Data Migration
2 2 (50.00%) Data Security
2 2 (50.00%) Migration
2 2 (50.00%) SQL
2 2 (50.00%) Linux
3 1 (25.00%) Informix

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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (75.00%) InfluxDB
1 3 (75.00%) MongoDB
1 3 (75.00%) PostgreSQL
1 3 (75.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (75.00%) SQL Server 2012
1 3 (75.00%) SQL Server 2016
2 1 (25.00%) Informix
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle Database
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle Database 12c
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) DBA
2 1 (25.00%) Administrator
2 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) MongoDB DBA
2 1 (25.00%) PostgreSQL DBA
2 1 (25.00%) SQL DBA
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Clustering
2 1 (25.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (75.00%) Windows
2 2 (50.00%) Linux
2 2 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Data Modelling
1 3 (75.00%) DevOps
1 3 (75.00%) Re-Platforming
2 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (50.00%) Data Migration
2 2 (50.00%) Data Security
2 2 (50.00%) Database Security
2 2 (50.00%) Database Tuning
2 2 (50.00%) Migration
2 2 (50.00%) Open Source
3 1 (25.00%) Business Transformation
3 1 (25.00%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (25.00%) ETL
3 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) Shell Script
2 2 (50.00%) Bash Shell
2 2 (50.00%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (75.00%) GDPR
2 1 (25.00%) PMO
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) Hyper-V
1 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (75.00%) Ansible
1 3 (75.00%) Grafana
1 3 (75.00%) Prometheus
2 1 (25.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) SolarWinds
2 2 (50.00%) Red Hat
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (25.00%) Oracle
3 1 (25.00%) Talend
3 1 (25.00%) VMware