Period
to 19 May 2019

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 19 May 2019 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
19 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 284 246 282
Rank change year-on-year -38 +36 -38
Contract jobs citing SCOM 81 138 69
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.55% 0.82% 0.45%
As % of the Systems Management category 3.93% 5.94% 4.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 51 35
South East median daily rate £400 £410 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.44% -6.82% +2.33%
10th Percentile £248 £298 £261
90th Percentile £503 £525 £500
England median daily rate £400 £400 £425
% change year-on-year - -5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 7
South East median hourly rate - - £29.75
England median hourly rate £22.45 £31.00 £29.75
% change year-on-year -27.58% +4.20% +33.71%

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 2,060 2,323 1,674
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 13.96% 13.80% 10.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,240 1,340 973
South East median daily rate £450 £440 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +6.25%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £263
90th Percentile £610 £588 £550
England median daily rate £500 £500 £460
% change year-on-year - +8.70% +8.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 71 61 65
South East median hourly rate £12.50 £16.62 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.77% -5.06% -59.30%
10th Percentile £11.75 £12.00 £12.00
90th Percentile £42.50 £56.00 £56.76
England median hourly rate £19.50 £17.77 £21.00
% change year-on-year +9.74% -15.38% -1.94%

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 19 May 2019.

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 19 May 2019. 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
Hampshire -42 31 £434 +13.40% 2
Thames Valley -12 27 £475 +5.56%
Berkshire -31 15 £494 -1.25%
Surrey +29 12 £340 +0.74% 3
Buckinghamshire +17 8 £452 +0.44%
Kent - 7 £255 -
Oxfordshire +22 4 £513 +25.00%
West Sussex - 4 £358 -
SCOM
England

For the 6 months to 19 May 2019, 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 South East region with a requirement for SCOM.

1 63 (77.78%) Windows
2 60 (74.07%) SCCM
3 50 (61.73%) Microsoft
4 46 (56.79%) Active Directory
4 46 (56.79%) VMware
5 43 (53.09%) Windows Server
6 37 (45.68%) Hyper-V
7 34 (41.98%) Citrix
8 32 (39.51%) VMware Infrastructure
9 31 (38.27%) Microsoft Azure
10 26 (32.10%) DNS
10 26 (32.10%) SQL Server
11 22 (27.16%) IIS
12 21 (25.93%) Security Cleared
12 21 (25.93%) PowerShell
13 20 (24.69%) Problem-Solving
13 20 (24.69%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 20 (24.69%) Office 365
14 19 (23.46%) Firewall
15 18 (22.22%) MS Exchange
15 18 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
16 17 (20.99%) Analytical Skills
16 17 (20.99%) SQL
16 17 (20.99%) Management Information System
17 16 (19.75%) Linux
17 16 (19.75%) vSphere
18 15 (18.52%) SolarWinds
18 15 (18.52%) SC Cleared
18 15 (18.52%) Incident Management
19 14 (17.28%) Windows Server 2008

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 22 (27.16%) IIS
2 18 (22.22%) MS Exchange
3 12 (14.81%) Skype for Business
4 11 (13.58%) SharePoint
5 7 (8.64%) Exchange Server 2010
6 6 (7.41%) Exchange Server 2013
7 5 (6.17%) Apache
8 4 (4.94%) BizTalk Server
8 4 (4.94%) SharePoint Server
9 2 (2.47%) Tomcat
9 2 (2.47%) WebSphere
10 1 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 4 (4.94%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 31 (38.27%) Microsoft Azure
2 20 (24.69%) Office 365
3 11 (13.58%) IaaS
4 10 (12.35%) Amazon AWS
5 5 (6.17%) PaaS
6 4 (4.94%) Azure Active Directory
6 4 (4.94%) Dynamics 365
6 4 (4.94%) Google Analytics
7 2 (2.47%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 26 (32.10%) DNS
2 19 (23.46%) Firewall
3 14 (17.28%) DHCP
4 12 (14.81%) SAN
5 10 (12.35%) Skype
6 7 (8.64%) NetScaler
6 7 (8.64%) TCP/IP
7 6 (7.41%) SMTP
8 5 (6.17%) Cisco ASA
9 4 (4.94%) Remote Desktop
9 4 (4.94%) VoIP
9 4 (4.94%) VPN
10 3 (3.70%) Cisco ISE
10 3 (3.70%) HTTP
10 3 (3.70%) LAN
10 3 (3.70%) SSL
10 3 (3.70%) WAN
11 2 (2.47%) Cisco Nexus
11 2 (2.47%) Structured Cabling
11 2 (2.47%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (32.10%) SQL Server
2 10 (12.35%) SQL Server 2016
3 9 (11.11%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (6.17%) SQL Server 2005
5 4 (4.94%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (2.47%) Big Data
6 2 (2.47%) Hadoop
6 2 (2.47%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (1.23%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (4.94%) JIRA
2 2 (2.47%) Sonatype Nexus
2 2 (2.47%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (2.47%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.23%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 11 (13.58%) Finance
2 1 (1.23%) Electronics
2 1 (1.23%) Law
2 1 (1.23%) Manufacturing
2 1 (1.23%) Marketing
2 1 (1.23%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (1.23%) Publishing
2 1 (1.23%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 19 (23.46%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 10 (12.35%) Architect
2 10 (12.35%) Support Engineer
3 9 (11.11%) Administrator
3 9 (11.11%) Analyst
3 9 (11.11%) Consultant
4 8 (9.88%) Splunk Administrator
5 6 (7.41%) Infrastructure Support
6 5 (6.17%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
6 5 (6.17%) SCCM Engineer
6 5 (6.17%) Server Support
6 5 (6.17%) Technical Architect
6 5 (6.17%) Wintel Engineer
7 4 (4.94%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
7 4 (4.94%) DBA
7 4 (4.94%) Hyper-V Engineer
7 4 (4.94%) Messaging Consultant
7 4 (4.94%) Server Engineer
7 4 (4.94%) Server Support Engineer
7 4 (4.94%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.70%) 802.1X
2 2 (2.47%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 17 (20.99%) Analytical Skills
1 17 (20.99%) Management Information System
2 14 (17.28%) Data Centre
3 13 (16.05%) PKI
4 6 (7.41%) Clustering
5 5 (6.17%) iSeries
6 3 (3.70%) Private Cloud
6 3 (3.70%) Public Cloud
7 2 (2.47%) Driving Licence
8 1 (1.23%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (1.23%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 63 (77.78%) Windows
2 43 (53.09%) Windows Server
3 18 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
4 16 (19.75%) Linux
5 14 (17.28%) Windows Server 2008
6 13 (16.05%) Windows 10
7 8 (9.88%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (6.17%) Windows 7
8 5 (6.17%) Windows 8
9 4 (4.94%) Windows Vista
10 3 (3.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (3.70%) VMS
11 1 (1.23%) Check Point GAiA
11 1 (1.23%) Solaris
11 1 (1.23%) Unix
11 1 (1.23%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (24.69%) Infrastructure Engineering
1 20 (24.69%) Problem-Solving
2 15 (18.52%) Incident Management
3 14 (17.28%) Infrastructure Management
4 13 (16.05%) ITIL
5 12 (14.81%) SIEM
6 10 (12.35%) Migration
7 9 (11.11%) Infrastructure Monitoring
7 9 (11.11%) Visualisation
8 8 (9.88%) Application Performance Management
8 8 (9.88%) Performance Analysis
8 8 (9.88%) Performance Management
9 7 (8.64%) Technical Leadership
10 6 (7.41%) Antivirus Management
10 6 (7.41%) ITSM
10 6 (7.41%) PRINCE2
10 6 (7.41%) Service Management
11 5 (6.17%) Data Protection
11 5 (6.17%) Storage Management
12 4 (4.94%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 21 (25.93%) PowerShell
2 17 (20.99%) SQL
3 2 (2.47%) C
3 2 (2.47%) T-SQL
4 1 (1.23%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 21 (25.93%) Security Cleared
2 15 (18.52%) SC Cleared
3 14 (17.28%) Microsoft Certification
4 11 (13.58%) Degree
5 10 (12.35%) DV Cleared
5 10 (12.35%) MCSE
6 8 (9.88%) Cisco Certification
6 8 (9.88%) MCITP
7 7 (8.64%) CCNA
8 6 (7.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 5 (6.17%) CCNP
9 5 (6.17%) MCSA
9 5 (6.17%) VCP6
10 1 (1.23%) CCIE
10 1 (1.23%) CCSP
10 1 (1.23%) Citrix Certification
10 1 (1.23%) PMI Certification
10 1 (1.23%) PMP
10 1 (1.23%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (1.23%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (8.64%) SLA
2 2 (2.47%) Government Security Classifications
2 2 (2.47%) PMO
2 2 (2.47%) QA
3 1 (1.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 46 (56.79%) Active Directory
2 37 (45.68%) Hyper-V
3 32 (39.51%) VMware Infrastructure
4 16 (19.75%) vSphere
5 9 (11.11%) VMware ESXi
5 9 (11.11%) XenDesktop
6 7 (8.64%) Citrix Hypervisor
7 6 (7.41%) Virtual Machines
8 5 (6.17%) Xen
9 4 (4.94%) VMware Workstation
9 4 (4.94%) XenApp
10 3 (3.70%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 3 (3.70%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (1.23%) Squid
11 1 (1.23%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 60 (74.07%) SCCM
2 8 (9.88%) NetBackup
3 7 (8.64%) SCVMM
4 6 (7.41%) Microsoft Clustering
4 6 (7.41%) WSUS
5 5 (6.17%) Control-M
5 5 (6.17%) Microsoft Intune
5 5 (6.17%) XenMobile
6 4 (4.94%) Failover Clustering
6 4 (4.94%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 4 (4.94%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 4 (4.94%) PaperCut
6 4 (4.94%) SolarWinds Orion
7 3 (3.70%) EMC NetWorker
8 2 (2.47%) BMC PATROL
8 2 (2.47%) Nagios
8 2 (2.47%) Norton AntiVirus
8 2 (2.47%) SCOrch
8 2 (2.47%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 2 (2.47%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 50 (61.73%) Microsoft
2 46 (56.79%) VMware
3 34 (41.98%) Citrix
4 15 (18.52%) SolarWinds
5 13 (16.05%) Cisco
6 12 (14.81%) HP
7 9 (11.11%) Dell
7 9 (11.11%) Splunk
7 9 (11.11%) Veeam
8 7 (8.64%) Juniper
9 6 (7.41%) CommVault
10 5 (6.17%) SunGard
11 4 (4.94%) Dell Compellent
11 4 (4.94%) Google
11 4 (4.94%) IBM
11 4 (4.94%) Polycom
11 4 (4.94%) WatchGuard
12 3 (3.70%) 3PAR
12 3 (3.70%) Clearswift
12 3 (3.70%) SonicWALL