Period
to 21 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 21 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)
England > South East
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 256 253 230
Rank change year-on-year -3 -23 -1
Contract jobs citing SCOM 123 126 169
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.73% 0.76% 0.88%
As % of the Systems Management category 6.15% 6.64% 8.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 79 94
South East median daily rate £400 £350 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% -3.45% +3.57%
10th Percentile £269 £238 £185
90th Percentile £484 £500 £484
England median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 12 18
South East median hourly rate - £43.28 £37.09
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +16.69% -20.66%
England median hourly rate £12.00 £39.25 £37.09
% change year-on-year -69.43% +5.82% +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 the South East with a requirement for systems management skills.

All Systems Management Skills
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 2000 1897 1950
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 11.88% 11.41% 10.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 1233 1124 1060
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +3.45%
10th Percentile £250 £250 £213
90th Percentile £580 £538 £500
England median daily rate £475 £450 £413
% change year-on-year +5.56% +9.09% +3.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 56 75
South East median hourly rate £14.00 £25.88 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -45.89% +29.38% +0.45%
10th Percentile £11.80 £12.25 £11.98
90th Percentile £46.45 £55.00 £46.75
England median hourly rate £17.00 £20.73 £20.00
% change year-on-year -17.99% +3.65% +0.45%

SCOM
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing SCOM as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for SCOM in the South East

SCOM
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SCOM in the South East

SCOM
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SCOM in the South East over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SCOM in the South East

SCOM
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SCOM in the South East

SCOM
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SCOM within the South East region over the 6 months to 21 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
Thames Valley +31 99 £388 -3.13% 5
Berkshire +32 47 £350 -26.32%
Oxfordshire +22 42 £400 +6.67% 5
Hampshire -12 21 £425 +26.87% 1
Buckinghamshire -27 11 £425 -5.56%
Surrey -27 2 £450 +60.57%
East Sussex - 2 £400 -
Kent -13 1 £463 -
SCOM
England

For the 6 months to 21 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 South East region with a requirement for SCOM.

1 94 (76.42%) SCCM
2 89 (72.36%) Windows
3 79 (64.23%) Active Directory
4 63 (51.22%) Microsoft
5 50 (40.65%) PowerShell
6 45 (36.59%) DNS
7 43 (34.96%) Windows Server
8 40 (32.52%) DHCP
9 39 (31.71%) Office 365
10 37 (30.08%) Security Cleared
11 35 (28.46%) Windows Server 2012
12 34 (27.64%) VMware
13 32 (26.02%) LDAP
13 32 (26.02%) SolarWinds
14 31 (25.20%) SC Cleared
15 30 (24.39%) Kerberos
15 30 (24.39%) Windows 10
16 28 (22.76%) SQL
16 28 (22.76%) Firewall
17 26 (21.14%) ITIL
17 26 (21.14%) Hyper-V
18 23 (18.70%) Microsoft App-V
19 22 (17.89%) Amazon AWS
20 21 (17.07%) Microsoft Azure
20 21 (17.07%) Cisco
20 21 (17.07%) DevOps
21 20 (16.26%) VMware Infrastructure
22 19 (15.45%) SCSM
23 18 (14.63%) Remote Desktop
23 18 (14.63%) Network Management

SCOM
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 14 (11.38%) MS Exchange
2 6 (4.88%) Exchange Server 2010
2 6 (4.88%) IIS
2 6 (4.88%) Skype for Business
3 3 (2.44%) Apache
3 3 (2.44%) OpenStack
4 2 (1.63%) IBM Domino
4 2 (1.63%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.81%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 39 (31.71%) Office 365
2 22 (17.89%) Amazon AWS
3 21 (17.07%) Microsoft Azure
4 10 (8.13%) IaaS
5 5 (4.07%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (1.63%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.81%) IBM Cloud
7 1 (0.81%) PaaS
7 1 (0.81%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 45 (36.59%) DNS
2 40 (32.52%) DHCP
3 32 (26.02%) LDAP
4 30 (24.39%) Kerberos
5 28 (22.76%) Firewall
6 18 (14.63%) Remote Desktop
7 16 (13.01%) Cisco ISE
8 12 (9.76%) SAN
9 6 (4.88%) Network Security
9 6 (4.88%) Skype
9 6 (4.88%) TCP/IP
10 5 (4.07%) BGP
10 5 (4.07%) Intrusion Detection
10 5 (4.07%) VPN
11 4 (3.25%) NAS
12 3 (2.44%) LAN
13 2 (1.63%) MPLS
13 2 (1.63%) VLAN
13 2 (1.63%) WAN
14 1 (0.81%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (9.76%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.25%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (2.44%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (2.44%) SQL Server 2016
4 2 (1.63%) Big Data
4 2 (1.63%) Hadoop
4 2 (1.63%) Oracle Database
4 2 (1.63%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (0.81%) DB2
5 1 (0.81%) DB2 UDB
5 1 (0.81%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.81%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.81%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.81%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (2.44%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.81%) Ant
2 1 (0.81%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.81%) Hudson
2 1 (0.81%) Introscope
2 1 (0.81%) JIRA
2 1 (0.81%) Maven
2 1 (0.81%) MSI
2 1 (0.81%) Subversion
2 1 (0.81%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 11 (8.94%) Publishing
2 5 (4.07%) Finance
3 2 (1.63%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.81%) Banking
Job Titles
1 20 (16.26%) Network Engineer
2 18 (14.63%) Architect
2 18 (14.63%) Windows Engineer
3 17 (13.82%) SCCM Engineer
4 13 (10.57%) Support Engineer
5 9 (7.32%) Network Support
6 8 (6.50%) Server Engineer
6 8 (6.50%) Technical Architect
7 7 (5.69%) Consultant
7 7 (5.69%) Infrastructure Architect
7 7 (5.69%) Systems Engineer
8 6 (4.88%) Active Directory Engineer
8 6 (4.88%) Administrator
8 6 (4.88%) Network Support Engineer
8 6 (4.88%) PowerShell Engineer
8 6 (4.88%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
8 6 (4.88%) Systems Administrator
9 5 (4.07%) Active Directory Analyst
9 5 (4.07%) Active Directory Support
9 5 (4.07%) Azure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (12.20%) Web Services
2 5 (4.07%) .NET
2 5 (4.07%) XML
3 1 (0.81%) .NET Framework
3 1 (0.81%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 15 (12.20%) Analytical Skills
1 15 (12.20%) Clustering
2 13 (10.57%) Replication
3 8 (6.50%) PKI
4 7 (5.69%) Computer Science
5 5 (4.07%) Fat Client
5 5 (4.07%) Thin Client
6 4 (3.25%) Fintech
7 3 (2.44%) Data Centre
7 3 (2.44%) Video Conferencing
8 2 (1.63%) Hybrid Cloud
8 2 (1.63%) Private Cloud
8 2 (1.63%) User Experience
9 1 (0.81%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.81%) e-Health
9 1 (0.81%) Enterprise Cloud
9 1 (0.81%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.81%) FMCG
9 1 (0.81%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.81%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 89 (72.36%) Windows
2 43 (34.96%) Windows Server
3 35 (28.46%) Windows Server 2012
4 30 (24.39%) Windows 10
5 16 (13.01%) Linux
5 16 (13.01%) Windows Server 2008
6 11 (8.94%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (4.88%) Solaris
7 6 (4.88%) Unix
7 6 (4.88%) Windows 7
8 5 (4.07%) Windows 8
9 4 (3.25%) Windows Vista
10 3 (2.44%) Android
10 3 (2.44%) Apple iOS
10 3 (2.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (1.63%) CentOS
11 2 (1.63%) SUSE
12 1 (0.81%) VMS
12 1 (0.81%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (21.14%) ITIL
2 21 (17.07%) DevOps
3 18 (14.63%) Network Management
4 17 (13.82%) Service Design
5 15 (12.20%) Task Automation
6 14 (11.38%) Agile Software Development
6 14 (11.38%) Disaster Recovery
7 13 (10.57%) Problem Management
8 12 (9.76%) Migration
9 11 (8.94%) Application Packaging
10 10 (8.13%) Change Management
11 8 (6.50%) Mobile Device Management
12 7 (5.69%) High Availability
12 7 (5.69%) Service Delivery
12 7 (5.69%) Service Management
13 5 (4.07%) Customer Engagement
14 4 (3.25%) Configuration Management
14 4 (3.25%) Release Management
14 4 (3.25%) Time Management
14 4 (3.25%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 50 (40.65%) PowerShell
2 28 (22.76%) SQL
3 4 (3.25%) Python
3 4 (3.25%) Shell Script
4 2 (1.63%) Bash Shell
4 2 (1.63%) Java
4 2 (1.63%) Ruby
5 1 (0.81%) C
5 1 (0.81%) C++
5 1 (0.81%) Perl
5 1 (0.81%) VB
5 1 (0.81%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 37 (30.08%) Security Cleared
2 31 (25.20%) SC Cleared
3 12 (9.76%) Degree
4 11 (8.94%) DV Cleared
5 9 (7.32%) Microsoft Certification
6 8 (6.50%) MCITP
7 7 (5.69%) Computer Science Degree
8 5 (4.07%) MCTS
9 4 (3.25%) CCNA
9 4 (3.25%) Cisco Certification
10 3 (2.44%) MCSE
11 2 (1.63%) CCSP
11 2 (1.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 1 (0.81%) CCA
12 1 (0.81%) Citrix Certification
12 1 (0.81%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (8.13%) SLA
2 1 (0.81%) GDPR
2 1 (0.81%) PMO
System Software
1 79 (64.23%) Active Directory
2 26 (21.14%) Hyper-V
3 23 (18.70%) Microsoft App-V
4 20 (16.26%) VMware Infrastructure
5 7 (5.69%) VMware Workstation
6 6 (4.88%) VMware Server
6 6 (4.88%) vSphere
7 5 (4.07%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (3.25%) Docker
8 4 (3.25%) XenApp
8 4 (3.25%) XenDesktop
9 2 (1.63%) vCloud
10 1 (0.81%) BitLocker
10 1 (0.81%) DFS Replication
10 1 (0.81%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.81%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (0.81%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 94 (76.42%) SCCM
2 19 (15.45%) SCSM
3 13 (10.57%) SCVMM
4 12 (9.76%) McAfee ePO
5 8 (6.50%) WSUS
6 5 (4.07%) AirWatch
6 5 (4.07%) Nagios
6 5 (4.07%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 4 (3.25%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 3 (2.44%) Ansible
8 3 (2.44%) EdgeSight
8 3 (2.44%) Microsoft Clustering
8 3 (2.44%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 3 (2.44%) SCOrch
9 2 (1.63%) CFEngine
9 2 (1.63%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 2 (1.63%) NetBackup
9 2 (1.63%) Opscode Chef
9 2 (1.63%) Puppet
9 2 (1.63%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 63 (51.22%) Microsoft
2 34 (27.64%) VMware
3 32 (26.02%) SolarWinds
4 21 (17.07%) Cisco
5 13 (10.57%) HP
5 13 (10.57%) McAfee
6 11 (8.94%) Citrix
7 6 (4.88%) Sun
7 6 (4.88%) Symantec
8 5 (4.07%) MobileIron
8 5 (4.07%) Remedy
9 4 (3.25%) NetApp
9 4 (3.25%) Oracle
10 3 (2.44%) Apple
10 3 (2.44%) CA
10 3 (2.44%) Dell
10 3 (2.44%) EMC
10 3 (2.44%) Juniper
10 3 (2.44%) Red Hat
10 3 (2.44%) StorageTek