Period
to 12 December 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 12 December 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
12 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 252 263 251
Rank change year-on-year +11 -12 -1
Contract jobs citing SCOM 81 121 123
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.63% 0.71% 0.73%
As % of the Systems Management category 4.76% 5.08% 5.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 57 89
South East median daily rate £415 £430 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.49% +7.50% +9.59%
10th Percentile £310 £304 £269
90th Percentile £525 £510 £477
England median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.13% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
South East median hourly rate - £21.00 -
England median hourly rate £43.32 £21.00 £12.50
% change year-on-year +106.26% +68.00% -71.12%

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 1,703 2,380 2,155
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 13.27% 14.00% 12.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 998 1,413 1,330
South East median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £250 £263 £250
90th Percentile £613 £588 £588
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 73 57
South East median hourly rate £26.25 £16.89 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +55.46% +16.45% -49.57%
10th Percentile £11.87 £11.85 £11.95
90th Percentile £82.50 £47.61 £44.35
England median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +2.86% - -15.58%

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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 12 December 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SCOM in the South East

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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 12 December 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
Thames Valley +32 44 £425 -10.29% 12
Hampshire -25 27 £370 -12.94% 8
Berkshire +8 20 £500 +5.26% 8
Buckinghamshire +28 19 £350 -12.50% 4
Surrey +48 6 £345 -14.29%
Oxfordshire +26 5 £415 -12.63%
SCOM
England

For the 6 months to 12 December 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 66 (81.48%) Windows
2 61 (75.31%) Microsoft
3 54 (66.67%) SCCM
4 51 (62.96%) Windows Server
5 42 (51.85%) VMware
6 35 (43.21%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 34 (41.98%) Active Directory
7 34 (41.98%) Windows Server 2012
8 31 (38.27%) Security Cleared
9 29 (35.80%) Cisco
9 29 (35.80%) MS Exchange
10 27 (33.33%) Office 365
11 24 (29.63%) PowerShell
11 24 (29.63%) Azure
12 23 (28.40%) DV Cleared
12 23 (28.40%) Problem Management
13 21 (25.93%) VMware Infrastructure
14 19 (23.46%) Hyper-V
14 19 (23.46%) Exchange Server 2013
14 19 (23.46%) Citrix
15 18 (22.22%) Change Management
16 17 (20.99%) Firewall
16 17 (20.99%) SQL Server
17 16 (19.75%) Microsoft Certification
17 16 (19.75%) Management Information System
17 16 (19.75%) Windows 8
18 15 (18.52%) Windows Server 2003
19 14 (17.28%) SAN
19 14 (17.28%) E-Commerce
19 14 (17.28%) Security Management

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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 29 (35.80%) MS Exchange
2 19 (23.46%) Exchange Server 2013
3 12 (14.81%) Exchange Server 2010
4 9 (11.11%) SharePoint
4 9 (11.11%) Skype for Business
5 5 (6.17%) IIS
6 2 (2.47%) Confluence
6 2 (2.47%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 8 (9.88%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.23%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.23%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.47%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 27 (33.33%) Office 365
2 24 (29.63%) Azure
3 8 (9.88%) AWS
4 5 (6.17%) Azure Active Directory
5 4 (4.94%) GitHub
6 3 (3.70%) Azure Stack
7 2 (2.47%) Akamai
Communications & Networking
1 17 (20.99%) Firewall
2 14 (17.28%) SAN
3 13 (16.05%) DNS
4 12 (14.81%) NaaS
5 11 (13.58%) Cisco ASA
6 10 (12.35%) DHCP
7 8 (9.88%) TCP/IP
8 7 (8.64%) LAN
8 7 (8.64%) NetScaler
8 7 (8.64%) Skype
9 6 (7.41%) WAN
10 5 (6.17%) Intrusion Detection
10 5 (6.17%) VPN
11 4 (4.94%) BGP
11 4 (4.94%) EIGRP
11 4 (4.94%) Ethernet
11 4 (4.94%) IPsec
11 4 (4.94%) MPLS
11 4 (4.94%) OSPF
11 4 (4.94%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (20.99%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.94%) SQL Server 2016
3 3 (3.70%) MySQL
4 2 (2.47%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.23%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (2.47%) Artifactory
1 2 (2.47%) Jenkins
1 2 (2.47%) JIRA
1 2 (2.47%) Subversion
General
1 14 (17.28%) Law
1 14 (17.28%) Legal
2 7 (8.64%) Finance
3 2 (2.47%) Back Office
3 2 (2.47%) Public Sector
3 2 (2.47%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.23%) Military
Job Titles
1 34 (41.98%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 19 (23.46%) Infrastructure Support
3 12 (14.81%) Analyst
3 12 (14.81%) Support Analyst
4 11 (13.58%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 11 (13.58%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
5 10 (12.35%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 9 (11.11%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
6 9 (11.11%) Support Engineer
7 8 (9.88%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
8 7 (8.64%) Wintel Engineer
9 5 (6.17%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
9 5 (6.17%) 3rd Line Support
9 5 (6.17%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 5 (6.17%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
10 4 (4.94%) Network Engineer
10 4 (4.94%) Windows Engineer
11 3 (3.70%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
11 3 (3.70%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
11 3 (3.70%) Wintel Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.17%) Web Services
2 4 (4.94%) 802.1X
3 2 (2.47%) REST
3 2 (2.47%) SOAP
4 1 (1.23%) HTML
4 1 (1.23%) LDAP
4 1 (1.23%) MAPI
Miscellaneous
1 16 (19.75%) Management Information System
2 9 (11.11%) Clustering
3 8 (9.88%) PKI
4 5 (6.17%) Data Centre
5 3 (3.70%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (3.70%) Replication
6 2 (2.47%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (1.23%) Driving Licence
7 1 (1.23%) Fat Client
7 1 (1.23%) Freedom of Information
7 1 (1.23%) Public Cloud
7 1 (1.23%) Robotics
7 1 (1.23%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 66 (81.48%) Windows
2 51 (62.96%) Windows Server
3 34 (41.98%) Windows Server 2012
4 16 (19.75%) Windows 8
5 15 (18.52%) Windows Server 2003
6 13 (16.05%) Windows Server 2008
6 13 (16.05%) Windows XP
7 6 (7.41%) Linux
7 6 (7.41%) Windows 10
8 5 (6.17%) Windows 7
9 4 (4.94%) VMS
10 2 (2.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (1.23%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (43.21%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 23 (28.40%) Problem Management
3 18 (22.22%) Change Management
4 14 (17.28%) E-Commerce
4 14 (17.28%) Information Security
4 14 (17.28%) Information Security Management
4 14 (17.28%) ISMS
4 14 (17.28%) Security Management
5 12 (14.81%) Customer-Centricity
5 12 (14.81%) Incident Management
6 10 (12.35%) Migration
7 9 (11.11%) ITIL
8 8 (9.88%) Network Virtualisation
9 7 (8.64%) ITSM
10 6 (7.41%) Data Protection
10 6 (7.41%) Infrastructure Management
11 5 (6.17%) Configuration Management
11 5 (6.17%) Service Management
11 5 (6.17%) Software Distribution
11 5 (6.17%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 24 (29.63%) PowerShell
2 13 (16.05%) Java
3 9 (11.11%) SQL
4 7 (8.64%) VBScript
5 2 (2.47%) C
6 1 (1.23%) C++
6 1 (1.23%) KiXtart
6 1 (1.23%) Perl
6 1 (1.23%) Python
6 1 (1.23%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 31 (38.27%) Security Cleared
2 23 (28.40%) DV Cleared
3 16 (19.75%) Microsoft Certification
4 13 (16.05%) CCNA
4 13 (16.05%) Cisco Certification
5 12 (14.81%) MCITP
5 12 (14.81%) MCSA
6 8 (9.88%) SC Cleared
7 3 (3.70%) MCSE
8 2 (2.47%) Degree
8 2 (2.47%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 2 (2.47%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (1.23%) Computer Science Degree
9 1 (1.23%) MCP
9 1 (1.23%) VCP5
9 1 (1.23%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.23%) SLA
System Software
1 34 (41.98%) Active Directory
2 21 (25.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (23.46%) Hyper-V
4 11 (13.58%) XenApp
5 7 (8.64%) XenDesktop
6 6 (7.41%) vSphere
7 5 (6.17%) Virtual Servers
8 4 (4.94%) DFS Replication
8 4 (4.94%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 4 (4.94%) Virtual Machines
9 2 (2.47%) vCloud
9 2 (2.47%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (1.23%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
10 1 (1.23%) iptables
10 1 (1.23%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 54 (66.67%) SCCM
2 14 (17.28%) WSUS
3 9 (11.11%) Nagios
4 7 (8.64%) Microsoft Intune
5 5 (6.17%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 5 (6.17%) NetBackup
6 4 (4.94%) EMC NetWorker
6 4 (4.94%) Netcool
6 4 (4.94%) SCOrch
6 4 (4.94%) vCenter Server
6 4 (4.94%) vMotion
7 3 (3.70%) Ansible
7 3 (3.70%) HP Operations Orchestration
7 3 (3.70%) McAfee ePO
7 3 (3.70%) SCDPM
8 2 (2.47%) HP SiteScope
8 2 (2.47%) HP UCMDB
8 2 (2.47%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (2.47%) Puppet
8 2 (2.47%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 61 (75.31%) Microsoft
2 42 (51.85%) VMware
3 29 (35.80%) Cisco
4 19 (23.46%) Citrix
5 14 (17.28%) Sony
5 14 (17.28%) Splunk
6 13 (16.05%) Meraki
7 12 (14.81%) Adobe
8 11 (13.58%) F5
8 11 (13.58%) HP
9 7 (8.64%) Dell
10 6 (7.41%) 3PAR
10 6 (7.41%) CA
10 6 (7.41%) SolarWinds
11 5 (6.17%) EMC
11 5 (6.17%) McAfee
11 5 (6.17%) NetApp
12 4 (4.94%) Clearswift
12 4 (4.94%) Juniper
12 4 (4.94%) Remedy