Period
to 4 April 2020

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 4 April 2020 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
4 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 248 289 228
Rank change year-on-year +41 -61 +64
Contract jobs citing SCOM 34 92 149
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 0.35% 0.59% 0.89%
As % of the Systems Management category 2.75% 4.15% 6.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 59 62
Median daily rate £425 £450 £381
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% +18.03% -12.36%
10th Percentile £297 £293 £298
90th Percentile £514 £500 £500
England median daily rate £396 £400 £400
% change year-on-year -0.94% - -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £28.75 - -
England median hourly rate £43.32 £23.16 £31.00
% change year-on-year +87.05% -25.30% -44.29%

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 1,237 2,217 2,330
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 12.78% 14.16% 13.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 741 1,324 1,341
Median daily rate £450 £450 £450
10th Percentile £213 £256 £263
90th Percentile £600 £608 £588
England median daily rate £500 £500 £498
% change year-on-year - +0.50% +10.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 79 56
Median hourly rate £19.00 £14.00 £16.22
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +35.71% -13.66% -12.35%
10th Percentile £11.85 £12.00 £12.00
90th Percentile £48.88 £50.70 £51.38
Median hourly rate £19.00 £18.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +2.70% +5.71% -14.63%

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Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

Job vacancy trend for SCOM in the South East

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing SCOM in the South East.

Daily rate trend for SCOM in the South East

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Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing SCOM in the South East over the 6 months to 4 April 2020.

Daily rate histogram for SCOM in the South East

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing SCOM in the South East.

Hourly rate trend for SCOM in the South East

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Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing SCOM in the South East over the 6 months to 4 April 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for SCOM in the South East

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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 4 April 2020. 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 +21 14 £498 +4.74% 8
Hampshire +33 10 £293 -35.00% 2
Berkshire +26 9 £503 +1.87% 6
Surrey +58 4 £371 +9.19% 1
Buckinghamshire +9 4 £411 -6.21% 2
West Sussex +30 1 - -
Oxfordshire +10 1 - -
SCOM
England

For the 6 months to 4 April 2020, 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 23 (67.65%) Windows
2 18 (52.94%) Microsoft
3 16 (47.06%) Active Directory
3 16 (47.06%) Security Cleared
3 16 (47.06%) Windows Server
4 15 (44.12%) SCCM
4 15 (44.12%) VMware
5 14 (41.18%) Azure
6 13 (38.24%) Citrix
7 12 (35.29%) Office 365
8 11 (32.35%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 11 (32.35%) SharePoint
9 10 (29.41%) VMware Infrastructure
10 9 (26.47%) PowerShell
10 9 (26.47%) SQL Server
11 8 (23.53%) SC Cleared
11 8 (23.53%) DV Cleared
11 8 (23.53%) XenApp
11 8 (23.53%) Windows Server 2012
11 8 (23.53%) Virtual Machines
12 7 (20.59%) Skype
12 7 (20.59%) Skype for Business
12 7 (20.59%) SQL
12 7 (20.59%) ITIL
12 7 (20.59%) Microsoft Office
12 7 (20.59%) MS Exchange
12 7 (20.59%) SAN
12 7 (20.59%) HP
12 7 (20.59%) DNS
12 7 (20.59%) CA

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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 11 (32.35%) SharePoint
2 7 (20.59%) MS Exchange
2 7 (20.59%) Skype for Business
3 4 (11.76%) Exchange Server 2013
3 4 (11.76%) IIS
4 2 (5.88%) IBM Notes
5 1 (2.94%) Confluence
5 1 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 7 (20.59%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (11.76%) MS Visio
3 2 (5.88%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (11.76%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 14 (41.18%) Azure
2 12 (35.29%) Office 365
3 4 (11.76%) Azure Active Directory
4 3 (8.82%) AWS
4 3 (8.82%) GitHub
5 2 (5.88%) Akamai
6 1 (2.94%) Azure Stack
6 1 (2.94%) IaaS
6 1 (2.94%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (20.59%) DNS
1 7 (20.59%) SAN
1 7 (20.59%) Skype
2 6 (17.65%) TCP/IP
3 5 (14.71%) DHCP
4 4 (11.76%) LAN
5 3 (8.82%) WAN
6 2 (5.88%) Firewall
6 2 (5.88%) IPsec
6 2 (5.88%) NetScaler
7 1 (2.94%) DMZ
7 1 (2.94%) ICMP
7 1 (2.94%) Internet
7 1 (2.94%) VLAN
7 1 (2.94%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (26.47%) SQL Server
2 5 (14.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (11.76%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (2.94%) MySQL
4 1 (2.94%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (2.94%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (5.88%) Artifactory
1 2 (5.88%) ClearCase
1 2 (5.88%) ClearQuest
1 2 (5.88%) Jenkins
1 2 (5.88%) JIRA
2 1 (2.94%) Subversion
General
1 2 (5.88%) Law
1 2 (5.88%) Legal
1 2 (5.88%) Public Sector
2 1 (2.94%) Back Office
2 1 (2.94%) Finance
2 1 (2.94%) Military
Job Titles
1 11 (32.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 4 (11.76%) Architect
3 3 (8.82%) Infrastructure Support
3 3 (8.82%) ITSM Architect
4 2 (5.88%) Analyst
4 2 (5.88%) Consultant
4 2 (5.88%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
4 2 (5.88%) NetApp Consultant
4 2 (5.88%) NetApp Engineer
4 2 (5.88%) Storage Consultant
4 2 (5.88%) Storage Engineer
4 2 (5.88%) Support Analyst
4 2 (5.88%) Support Engineer
4 2 (5.88%) VMware Engineer
5 1 (2.94%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (2.94%) 3rd Line Support
5 1 (2.94%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 1 (2.94%) Infrastructure Specialist
5 1 (2.94%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
5 1 (2.94%) Systems Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (11.76%) .NET
1 4 (11.76%) 802.1X
2 2 (5.88%) REST
2 2 (5.88%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (14.71%) Data Centre
2 4 (11.76%) PKI
3 3 (8.82%) Clustering
4 2 (5.88%) Client/Server
4 2 (5.88%) Management Information System
4 2 (5.88%) Public Cloud
5 1 (2.94%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.94%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (2.94%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 23 (67.65%) Windows
2 16 (47.06%) Windows Server
3 8 (23.53%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (14.71%) VMS
4 5 (14.71%) Windows Server 2016
5 4 (11.76%) Linux
5 4 (11.76%) Windows 10
5 4 (11.76%) Windows 7
5 4 (11.76%) Windows 8
5 4 (11.76%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (8.82%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (5.88%) AIX
7 2 (5.88%) Windows XP
8 1 (2.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (2.94%) Unix
8 1 (2.94%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (32.35%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 7 (20.59%) ITIL
2 7 (20.59%) ITSM
3 6 (17.65%) Infrastructure Management
3 6 (17.65%) Service Management
4 5 (14.71%) Performance Monitoring
5 4 (11.76%) Configuration Management
5 4 (11.76%) Converged Infrastructure
5 4 (11.76%) Desktop Virtualisation
5 4 (11.76%) Network Virtualisation
5 4 (11.76%) Proactive Maintenance
5 4 (11.76%) Protective Monitoring
5 4 (11.76%) Software Distribution
6 3 (8.82%) Break/Fix
6 3 (8.82%) CAE
6 3 (8.82%) Customer Requirements
6 3 (8.82%) DevOps
6 3 (8.82%) Migration
6 3 (8.82%) Task Automation
6 3 (8.82%) Value Proposition
Programming Languages
1 9 (26.47%) PowerShell
2 7 (20.59%) SQL
3 4 (11.76%) C#
4 3 (8.82%) VB
4 3 (8.82%) VBScript
5 1 (2.94%) KiXtart
5 1 (2.94%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (47.06%) Security Cleared
2 8 (23.53%) DV Cleared
2 8 (23.53%) SC Cleared
3 3 (8.82%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (2.94%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (2.94%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (2.94%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.94%) GDPR
1 1 (2.94%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (47.06%) Active Directory
2 10 (29.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (23.53%) Virtual Machines
3 8 (23.53%) XenApp
4 5 (14.71%) Hyper-V
4 5 (14.71%) XenDesktop
5 4 (11.76%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 4 (11.76%) Virtual Servers
5 4 (11.76%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (5.88%) Terminal Server
7 1 (2.94%) Citrix Hypervisor
7 1 (2.94%) iptables
7 1 (2.94%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 15 (44.12%) SCCM
2 6 (17.65%) SCVMM
3 5 (14.71%) Tivoli
4 4 (11.76%) Ansible
4 4 (11.76%) EMC NetWorker
4 4 (11.76%) Microsoft Intune
4 4 (11.76%) Netcool
5 3 (8.82%) HP NNM
5 3 (8.82%) HP Operations Orchestration
5 3 (8.82%) HP SiteScope
5 3 (8.82%) HP UCMDB
5 3 (8.82%) McAfee ePO
5 3 (8.82%) Microsoft Clustering
5 3 (8.82%) Nagios
5 3 (8.82%) SCOrch
6 2 (5.88%) NetBackup
6 2 (5.88%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (5.88%) Puppet
6 2 (5.88%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 2 (5.88%) WSUS
Vendors
1 18 (52.94%) Microsoft
2 15 (44.12%) VMware
3 13 (38.24%) Citrix
4 7 (20.59%) CA
4 7 (20.59%) HP
4 7 (20.59%) McAfee
5 5 (14.71%) Cisco
5 5 (14.71%) Dell
5 5 (14.71%) Remedy
6 4 (11.76%) Clearswift
6 4 (11.76%) EMC
6 4 (11.76%) IBM
6 4 (11.76%) Juniper
6 4 (11.76%) NetApp
6 4 (11.76%) ServiceNow
7 3 (8.82%) AppDynamics
7 3 (8.82%) BMC
7 3 (8.82%) Dynatrace
7 3 (8.82%) Nimsoft
7 3 (8.82%) Symantec