Period
to 20 February 2018

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 20 February 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)
England > South East
6 months to
20 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 231 272 264
Rank change year-on-year +41 -8 -55
Contract jobs citing SCOM 146 82 121
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.87% 0.53% 0.66%
As % of the Systems Management category 7.04% 4.90% 6.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 46 61
South East median daily rate £400 £388 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% +6.90% -9.09%
10th Percentile £300 £213 £231
90th Percentile £500 £510 £545
England median daily rate £400 £420 £375
% change year-on-year -4.76% +12.00% -3.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 14
South East median hourly rate - £55.65 £37.09
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +50.04% -20.66%
England median hourly rate £18.50 £43.28 £37.09
% change year-on-year -57.26% +16.69% +33.27%

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 2,073 1,674 1,834
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 12.32% 10.88% 10.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,204 970 1,000
South East median daily rate £450 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £222 £250 £200
90th Percentile £590 £538 £538
England median daily rate £495 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +10.00% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 57 98
South East median hourly rate £15.00 £27.38 £27.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -45.21% -1.53% +33.98%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.00 £13.68
90th Percentile £47.50 £55.65 £55.65
England median hourly rate £17.32 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -13.41% - +1.81%

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 20 February 2018.

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 20 February 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
Thames Valley +28 90 £398 -0.63% 7
Hampshire +21 46 £425 +9.68% 7
Berkshire +21 40 £350 -30.00% 6
Oxfordshire -1 32 £398 +44.55% 1
Buckinghamshire -16 19 £463 -7.50%
Surrey -32 6 £338 +20.54% 4
East Sussex -5 2 £400 +166.67%
Kent -10 1 £463 -
SCOM
England

For the 6 months to 20 February 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 South East region with a requirement for SCOM.

1 102 (69.86%) SCCM
2 84 (57.53%) Windows
3 73 (50.00%) Active Directory
4 69 (47.26%) Microsoft
5 67 (45.89%) Security Cleared
6 64 (43.84%) SC Cleared
7 60 (41.10%) PowerShell
8 49 (33.56%) VMware
9 44 (30.14%) Windows Server
10 41 (28.08%) DNS
10 41 (28.08%) SolarWinds
11 38 (26.03%) Office 365
11 38 (26.03%) ITIL
12 35 (23.97%) DHCP
12 35 (23.97%) Microsoft Azure
12 35 (23.97%) VMware Infrastructure
12 35 (23.97%) Windows Server 2012
13 33 (22.60%) Hyper-V
14 32 (21.92%) SQL
15 31 (21.23%) Amazon AWS
16 30 (20.55%) Cisco
16 30 (20.55%) Firewall
17 26 (17.81%) SCVMM
18 25 (17.12%) Linux
19 23 (15.75%) LDAP
19 23 (15.75%) DV Cleared
20 21 (14.38%) Network Management
20 21 (14.38%) Clustering
20 21 (14.38%) Kerberos
20 21 (14.38%) Cisco ISE

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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 16 (10.96%) MS Exchange
2 9 (6.16%) IIS
3 6 (4.11%) Apache
3 6 (4.11%) Skype for Business
4 3 (2.05%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (2.05%) SharePoint
4 3 (2.05%) SharePoint Server
5 2 (1.37%) IBM Domino
5 2 (1.37%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.68%) WebSphere
Applications
1 11 (7.53%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 38 (26.03%) Office 365
2 35 (23.97%) Microsoft Azure
3 31 (21.23%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (3.42%) Azure Active Directory
4 5 (3.42%) IaaS
5 2 (1.37%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.68%) IBM Cloud
6 1 (0.68%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 41 (28.08%) DNS
2 35 (23.97%) DHCP
3 30 (20.55%) Firewall
4 21 (14.38%) Cisco ISE
4 21 (14.38%) Kerberos
5 18 (12.33%) Remote Desktop
6 14 (9.59%) SAN
7 8 (5.48%) iSCSI
7 8 (5.48%) TCP/IP
8 6 (4.11%) Intrusion Detection
8 6 (4.11%) NAS
8 6 (4.11%) Network Security
8 6 (4.11%) Skype
8 6 (4.11%) VPN
9 5 (3.42%) BGP
10 4 (2.74%) Cisco IOS
10 4 (2.74%) LAN
11 3 (2.05%) Internet
11 3 (2.05%) Unified Communications
11 3 (2.05%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (7.53%) SQL Server
2 7 (4.79%) SQL Server 2016
3 5 (3.42%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (2.74%) Power BI
4 4 (2.74%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (2.05%) Big Data
5 3 (2.05%) Hadoop
6 2 (1.37%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.68%) DB2
7 1 (0.68%) DB2 UDB
7 1 (0.68%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.68%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.68%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.68%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 2 (1.37%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.68%) LoadUI
2 1 (0.68%) SoapUI
2 1 (0.68%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 7 (4.79%) Publishing
2 3 (2.05%) Finance
3 2 (1.37%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.68%) Banking
4 1 (0.68%) Military
Job Titles
1 29 (19.86%) Architect
2 23 (15.75%) Network Engineer
3 20 (13.70%) SCCM Engineer
4 11 (7.53%) Systems Engineer
5 10 (6.85%) Enterprise Architect
5 10 (6.85%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 10 (6.85%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
5 10 (6.85%) Windows Engineer
6 9 (6.16%) Enterprise Management Architect
6 9 (6.16%) Technical Architect
7 8 (5.48%) Support Engineer
8 7 (4.79%) Consultant
8 7 (4.79%) Storage Specialist
9 6 (4.11%) Active Directory Engineer
9 6 (4.11%) Azure Engineer
9 6 (4.11%) Network Security Engineer
9 6 (4.11%) Network Support
9 6 (4.11%) Security Engineer
9 6 (4.11%) Server Engineer
10 5 (3.42%) Network Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (15.75%) LDAP
2 15 (10.27%) Web Services
3 5 (3.42%) .NET
3 5 (3.42%) XML
4 3 (2.05%) REST
5 1 (0.68%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.68%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 21 (14.38%) Clustering
2 19 (13.01%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (8.22%) Replication
4 9 (6.16%) PKI
5 7 (4.79%) Computer Science
5 7 (4.79%) Management Information System
6 6 (4.11%) Data Centre
7 4 (2.74%) Enterprise Cloud
7 4 (2.74%) Fintech
7 4 (2.74%) Hybrid Cloud
8 3 (2.05%) Fat Client
8 3 (2.05%) Private Cloud
8 3 (2.05%) Thin Client
8 3 (2.05%) Video Conferencing
9 2 (1.37%) User Experience
10 1 (0.68%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 84 (57.53%) Windows
2 44 (30.14%) Windows Server
3 35 (23.97%) Windows Server 2012
4 25 (17.12%) Linux
5 18 (12.33%) Windows 10
6 15 (10.27%) Windows Server 2003
7 14 (9.59%) Windows Server 2008
8 8 (5.48%) Solaris
8 8 (5.48%) Unix
9 7 (4.79%) Data ONTAP
10 6 (4.11%) Windows 7
10 6 (4.11%) Windows Vista
11 3 (2.05%) Android
11 3 (2.05%) Apple iOS
11 3 (2.05%) Windows 8
12 2 (1.37%) CentOS
12 2 (1.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (1.37%) SUSE
13 1 (0.68%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (26.03%) ITIL
2 21 (14.38%) Network Management
3 17 (11.64%) DevOps
4 16 (10.96%) Disaster Recovery
5 15 (10.27%) Server Building
5 15 (10.27%) Validation
6 14 (9.59%) Service Design
7 13 (8.90%) Agile Software Development
7 13 (8.90%) Change Management
7 13 (8.90%) Problem Management
8 12 (8.22%) Migration
9 11 (7.53%) Service Management
10 10 (6.85%) ITIL V3
11 9 (6.16%) Task Automation
12 8 (5.48%) Mobile Device Management
12 8 (5.48%) Performance Tuning
13 7 (4.79%) Virtual Environments
14 6 (4.11%) Application Packaging
14 6 (4.11%) Server Patching
14 6 (4.11%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 60 (41.10%) PowerShell
2 32 (21.92%) SQL
3 3 (2.05%) Python
3 3 (2.05%) VB
3 3 (2.05%) VBScript
4 2 (1.37%) Bash Shell
4 2 (1.37%) C
4 2 (1.37%) Java
5 1 (0.68%) C++
5 1 (0.68%) Perl
5 1 (0.68%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 67 (45.89%) Security Cleared
2 64 (43.84%) SC Cleared
3 23 (15.75%) DV Cleared
4 15 (10.27%) Microsoft Certification
5 14 (9.59%) Cisco Certification
6 11 (7.53%) Degree
7 9 (6.16%) CCNP
8 8 (5.48%) MCITP
8 8 (5.48%) MCSE
9 7 (4.79%) CCIE
9 7 (4.79%) Computer Science Degree
10 5 (3.42%) CCNA
10 5 (3.42%) CCSP
11 4 (2.74%) MCP
11 4 (2.74%) MCTS
11 4 (2.74%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 1 (0.68%) CCA
12 1 (0.68%) Citrix Certification
12 1 (0.68%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.42%) SLA
2 1 (0.68%) GDPR
2 1 (0.68%) PMO
System Software
1 73 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 35 (23.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 33 (22.60%) Hyper-V
4 12 (8.22%) Microsoft App-V
5 9 (6.16%) vSphere
6 8 (5.48%) Virtual Machines
7 7 (4.79%) NFS
8 6 (4.11%) VMware Server
8 6 (4.11%) VMware Workstation
9 4 (2.74%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (1.37%) DFS Replication
10 2 (1.37%) Docker
10 2 (1.37%) vCloud
10 2 (1.37%) VMware NSX
10 2 (1.37%) XenApp
10 2 (1.37%) XenDesktop
11 1 (0.68%) BitLocker
11 1 (0.68%) Firmware
11 1 (0.68%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 102 (69.86%) SCCM
2 26 (17.81%) SCVMM
3 15 (10.27%) SCSM
4 14 (9.59%) McAfee ePO
5 6 (4.11%) Nagios
5 6 (4.11%) WSUS
6 4 (2.74%) Microsoft Clustering
7 3 (2.05%) AirWatch
7 3 (2.05%) SCOrch
7 3 (2.05%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 2 (1.37%) Ansible
8 2 (1.37%) Backup Exec
8 2 (1.37%) CFEngine
8 2 (1.37%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 2 (1.37%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (1.37%) OVSD
8 2 (1.37%) Puppet
8 2 (1.37%) Unicenter
8 2 (1.37%) vRealize
9 1 (0.68%) Nessus
Vendors
1 69 (47.26%) Microsoft
2 49 (33.56%) VMware
3 41 (28.08%) SolarWinds
4 30 (20.55%) Cisco
5 19 (13.01%) McAfee
6 18 (12.33%) Remedy
7 17 (11.64%) HP
8 14 (9.59%) NetApp
9 13 (8.90%) Citrix
10 7 (4.79%) Oracle
10 7 (4.79%) Veeam
11 6 (4.11%) Symantec
12 5 (3.42%) Sun
13 3 (2.05%) Apple
13 3 (2.05%) Dell
13 3 (2.05%) Juniper
13 3 (2.05%) MobileIron
14 2 (1.37%) Palo Alto
14 2 (1.37%) Red Hat
14 2 (1.37%) StorageTek