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 28 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)
UK / Scotland
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 91 117 114
Rank change year-on-year +26 -3  
Contract jobs citing SCOM 16 14 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.91% 0.54% 0.54%
As % of the Systems Management category 7.88% 6.28% 7.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 8 14
Median daily rate £400 £275 £128
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +45.45% +115.68%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £282 £116 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £403 £358 £266
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £393 £375
% change year-on-year -10.82% +4.66%  
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 Scotland with a requirement for systems management skills.

Systems Management Skills
Scotland
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 203 223 222
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 11.56% 8.60% 7.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 125 130 128
Median daily rate £400 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +15.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £244 £113
10% offered a daily rate of more than £452 £475 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Median hourly rate £22.50 - £9.62
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year -15.55% +9.75%  

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SCOM in Scotland over the 3 months to 28 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 28 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
Glasgow +10 8 £400 +236.13%
Edinburgh +17 6 £120 -64.96%
Renfrewshire - 2 £340 -
SCOM
UK

SCOM
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 28 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 Scotland region with a requirement for SCOM.

1 20 (74.07%) Windows
2 18 (66.67%) SCCM
3 15 (55.56%) PowerShell
3 15 (55.56%) Windows Server 2008
3 15 (55.56%) Microsoft
4 14 (51.85%) Windows Server 2012
5 13 (48.15%) VMware
6 11 (40.74%) VMware Infrastructure
7 10 (37.04%) ITIL
7 10 (37.04%) Finance
7 10 (37.04%) Citrix
7 10 (37.04%) Windows Server
8 9 (33.33%) XenApp
9 8 (29.63%) Windows 7
9 8 (29.63%) Active Directory
10 7 (25.93%) XenDesktop
10 7 (25.93%) Root Cause Analysis
11 6 (22.22%) Change Control
11 6 (22.22%) Private Cloud
11 6 (22.22%) Microsoft Azure
11 6 (22.22%) Skype for Business
11 6 (22.22%) WSUS
11 6 (22.22%) Law
11 6 (22.22%) VMware ESX
12 5 (18.52%) Microsoft App-V
12 5 (18.52%) SQL
12 5 (18.52%) MS Exchange
12 5 (18.52%) Windows 10
12 5 (18.52%) Hyper-V
13 4 (14.81%) SCVMM

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 6 (22.22%) Skype for Business
2 5 (18.52%) MS Exchange
3 4 (14.81%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (11.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (7.41%) Oracle Workflow
5 2 (7.41%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (11.11%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.70%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (22.22%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (7.41%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (14.81%) DHCP
1 4 (14.81%) DNS
2 3 (11.11%) SAN
2 3 (11.11%) Skype
3 2 (7.41%) Firewall
3 2 (7.41%) Remote Desktop
4 1 (3.70%) BIG-IP
4 1 (3.70%) LAN
4 1 (3.70%) VPN
4 1 (3.70%) WAN
4 1 (3.70%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (11.11%) SQL Server
1 3 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (3.70%) DB2
Development Applications
1 2 (7.41%) WinDbg
General
1 10 (37.04%) Finance
2 6 (22.22%) Law
3 2 (7.41%) Manufacturing
4 1 (3.70%) Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (18.52%) Analyst
2 4 (14.81%) Consultant
3 3 (11.11%) Architect
3 3 (11.11%) IT Analyst
3 3 (11.11%) Linux Specialist
3 3 (11.11%) Microsoft Consultant
3 3 (11.11%) Microsoft Engineer
3 3 (11.11%) SCCM Engineer
3 3 (11.11%) Senior Analyst
3 3 (11.11%) Solutions Architect
3 3 (11.11%) Systems Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Applications Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Azure Architect
4 2 (7.41%) Citrix Specialist
4 2 (7.41%) IT Administrator
4 2 (7.41%) Lead Architect
4 2 (7.41%) Lead Solutions Architect
4 2 (7.41%) Migration Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) SCCM Administrator
4 2 (7.41%) Senior Systems Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 6 (22.22%) Private Cloud
2 3 (11.11%) Blackberry
2 3 (11.11%) Data Centre
3 2 (7.41%) Clustering
3 2 (7.41%) Oracle Licensing
3 2 (7.41%) Public Cloud
4 1 (3.70%) Fat Client
4 1 (3.70%) IBM Mainframe
4 1 (3.70%) Mainframe
4 1 (3.70%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 20 (74.07%) Windows
2 15 (55.56%) Windows Server 2008
3 14 (51.85%) Windows Server 2012
4 10 (37.04%) Windows Server
5 8 (29.63%) Windows 7
6 5 (18.52%) Windows 10
7 4 (14.81%) AIX
8 3 (11.11%) Linux
8 3 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (7.41%) Solaris
10 1 (3.70%) OS/2
10 1 (3.70%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (37.04%) ITIL
2 7 (25.93%) Root Cause Analysis
3 6 (22.22%) Change Control
4 4 (14.81%) Migration
4 4 (14.81%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (11.11%) ITSM
5 3 (11.11%) Performance Analysis
5 3 (11.11%) Service Management
5 3 (11.11%) Software Testing
6 2 (7.41%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (7.41%) Application Discovery
6 2 (7.41%) Asset Management
6 2 (7.41%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (7.41%) Functional Testing
6 2 (7.41%) Infrastructure Management
6 2 (7.41%) Non-Functional Testing
6 2 (7.41%) Performance Monitoring
6 2 (7.41%) Project Management
6 2 (7.41%) Software Licensing
6 2 (7.41%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 15 (55.56%) PowerShell
2 5 (18.52%) SQL
3 3 (11.11%) Bash Shell
3 3 (11.11%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (7.41%) MCITP
1 2 (7.41%) MCSE
1 2 (7.41%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.70%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 11 (40.74%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (33.33%) XenApp
3 8 (29.63%) Active Directory
4 7 (25.93%) XenDesktop
5 6 (22.22%) VMware ESX
6 5 (18.52%) Hyper-V
6 5 (18.52%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (11.11%) Squid
7 3 (11.11%) Virtual Servers
8 2 (7.41%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (7.41%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (3.70%) Job Entry Subsystem
9 1 (3.70%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 18 (66.67%) SCCM
2 6 (22.22%) WSUS
3 4 (14.81%) SCVMM
4 3 (11.11%) EMC NetWorker
4 3 (11.11%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 3 (11.11%) SELinux
4 3 (11.11%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 3 (11.11%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 2 (7.41%) SnapMirror
6 1 (3.70%) CA Endevor
6 1 (3.70%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 15 (55.56%) Microsoft
2 13 (48.15%) VMware
3 10 (37.04%) Citrix
4 3 (11.11%) ArcSight
4 3 (11.11%) CA
4 3 (11.11%) Cisco
4 3 (11.11%) EMC
4 3 (11.11%) Red Hat
4 3 (11.11%) Symantec
4 3 (11.11%) Tripwire
5 2 (7.41%) NetApp
5 2 (7.41%) Oracle
5 2 (7.41%) Varonis
6 1 (3.70%) F5
6 1 (3.70%) IBM
6 1 (3.70%) Intel