Period
to 15 August 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 15 August 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
15 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 264 286 237
Rank change year-on-year +22 -49 -7
Contract jobs citing SCOM 122 78 163
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.73% 0.49% 0.89%
As % of the Systems Management category 5.48% 4.07% 7.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 46 99
South East median daily rate £425 £430 £434
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.16% -0.92% +20.56%
10th Percentile £288 £254 £269
90th Percentile £525 £494 £539
England median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 7
South East median hourly rate £21.00 £29.75 £43.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -29.41% -30.81% +43.33%
England median hourly rate £31.00 £27.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year +12.73% +22.22% -25.00%

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 2,226 1,916 2,236
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 13.31% 12.01% 12.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,318 1,143 1,358
South East median daily rate £440 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £263 £260 £263
90th Percentile £586 £550 £538
England median daily rate £490 £475 £438
% change year-on-year +3.16% +8.57% +9.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 75 57 75
South East median hourly rate £19.00 £14.85 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.95% -40.60% +23.85%
10th Percentile £10.50 £11.90 £12.25
90th Percentile £56.25 £47.70 £58.75
England median hourly rate £19.25 £17.39 £21.54
% change year-on-year +10.70% -19.27% +5.07%

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 15 August 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 15 August 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
Hampshire +26 70 £403 -5.29% 5
Thames Valley -13 45 £425 -4.97% 3
Berkshire -22 22 £475 +46.15% 2
Oxfordshire +3 15 £410 -8.89%
Buckinghamshire +5 8 £425 -5.56% 1
Surrey -28 5 £500 +11.11% 4
SCOM
England

For the 6 months to 15 August 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 78 (63.93%) SCCM
2 73 (59.84%) Windows
3 59 (48.36%) Security Cleared
4 53 (43.44%) Microsoft
5 51 (41.80%) Active Directory
6 47 (38.52%) VMware
7 42 (34.43%) SC Cleared
8 38 (31.15%) DNS
9 36 (29.51%) PowerShell
10 34 (27.87%) VMware Infrastructure
10 34 (27.87%) Windows Server
11 32 (26.23%) Linux
12 30 (24.59%) Firewall
13 29 (23.77%) Cisco
13 29 (23.77%) SolarWinds
14 24 (19.67%) PKI
14 24 (19.67%) Unix
15 23 (18.85%) SQL
15 23 (18.85%) Windows Server 2012
16 22 (18.03%) Microsoft Azure
17 21 (17.21%) MS Exchange
18 19 (15.57%) HP
18 19 (15.57%) DV Cleared
19 18 (14.75%) Hyper-V
19 18 (14.75%) Windows Server 2008
19 18 (14.75%) IIS
19 18 (14.75%) McAfee
20 17 (13.93%) SQL Server
20 17 (13.93%) Apache
20 17 (13.93%) DHCP

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 21 (17.21%) MS Exchange
2 18 (14.75%) IIS
3 17 (13.93%) Apache
4 11 (9.02%) SharePoint
5 8 (6.56%) SharePoint Server
6 7 (5.74%) Tomcat
7 5 (4.10%) BizTalk Server
7 5 (4.10%) Skype for Business
8 3 (2.46%) Exchange Server 2010
9 2 (1.64%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 1 (0.82%) Apache Spark
10 1 (0.82%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2000
10 1 (0.82%) Jupyter
Applications
1 12 (9.84%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (4.10%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.82%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.82%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 22 (18.03%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (9.84%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (5.74%) Office 365
4 6 (4.92%) IaaS
5 1 (0.82%) Mimecast
5 1 (0.82%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 38 (31.15%) DNS
2 30 (24.59%) Firewall
3 17 (13.93%) DHCP
4 13 (10.66%) TCP/IP
4 13 (10.66%) VPN
5 12 (9.84%) Cisco ISE
5 12 (9.84%) SAN
6 10 (8.20%) Network Security
7 9 (7.38%) Internet
8 8 (6.56%) LAN
8 8 (6.56%) SMTP
9 7 (5.74%) NetScaler
9 7 (5.74%) SSL
10 6 (4.92%) FTP
10 6 (4.92%) HTTP
10 6 (4.92%) Intrusion Detection
10 6 (4.92%) Skype
10 6 (4.92%) WAN
11 5 (4.10%) Remote Desktop
12 4 (3.28%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (13.93%) SQL Server
2 8 (6.56%) Oracle Database
3 6 (4.92%) Oracle Database 10g
3 6 (4.92%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (4.10%) MongoDB
4 5 (4.10%) SQL Server 2016
5 4 (3.28%) Power BI
6 2 (1.64%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (1.64%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (1.64%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.82%) Big Data
7 1 (0.82%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.82%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 4 (3.28%) Jenkins
1 4 (3.28%) JMeter
1 4 (3.28%) LoadRunner
1 4 (3.28%) Subversion
2 2 (1.64%) JIRA
2 2 (1.64%) SilkTest
2 2 (1.64%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.82%) Introscope
3 1 (0.82%) Visual Studio
General
1 9 (7.38%) Finance
2 8 (6.56%) Military
3 3 (2.46%) Law
3 3 (2.46%) Publishing
4 2 (1.64%) Back Office
5 1 (0.82%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 16 (13.11%) Analyst
2 15 (12.30%) Network Engineer
3 13 (10.66%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 12 (9.84%) Support Engineer
5 11 (9.02%) Architect
6 9 (7.38%) Wintel Engineer
7 8 (6.56%) Consultant
7 8 (6.56%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 8 (6.56%) Network Security Engineer
7 8 (6.56%) Security Engineer
7 8 (6.56%) Systems Engineer
8 7 (5.74%) Support Analyst
9 6 (4.92%) Infrastructure Support
9 6 (4.92%) Test Analyst
9 6 (4.92%) Windows Engineer
10 5 (4.10%) DevOps Engineer
10 5 (4.10%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
10 5 (4.10%) Network Systems Engineer
10 5 (4.10%) Project Manager
10 5 (4.10%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (7.38%) Web Services
2 5 (4.10%) Drools
3 4 (3.28%) .NET
4 2 (1.64%) .NET Framework
4 2 (1.64%) AngularJS
4 2 (1.64%) Node.js
4 2 (1.64%) REST
4 2 (1.64%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 1 (0.82%) Elastic Stack
5 1 (0.82%) JSON
5 1 (0.82%) Natural Language Processing
5 1 (0.82%) TensorFlow
Miscellaneous
1 24 (19.67%) PKI
2 15 (12.30%) Management Information System
3 9 (7.38%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (6.56%) Clustering
5 7 (5.74%) Data Centre
6 6 (4.92%) Client/Server
6 6 (4.92%) DataPower
6 6 (4.92%) Video Conferencing
7 4 (3.28%) Computer Science
8 3 (2.46%) Virtual Team
9 2 (1.64%) Replication
9 2 (1.64%) Self-Motivation
10 1 (0.82%) e-Health
10 1 (0.82%) EMC VNX
10 1 (0.82%) IVR
10 1 (0.82%) Minimum Viable Product
10 1 (0.82%) Private Cloud
10 1 (0.82%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 73 (59.84%) Windows
2 34 (27.87%) Windows Server
3 32 (26.23%) Linux
4 24 (19.67%) Unix
5 23 (18.85%) Windows Server 2012
6 18 (14.75%) Windows Server 2008
7 11 (9.02%) Windows 7
8 8 (6.56%) Solaris
8 8 (6.56%) Windows 10
9 6 (4.92%) Check Point GAiA
10 5 (4.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (1.64%) Data ONTAP
11 2 (1.64%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.82%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.82%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (0.82%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (13.93%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 13 (10.66%) ITIL
2 13 (10.66%) Problem Management
2 13 (10.66%) Problem-Solving
3 11 (9.02%) DevOps
3 11 (9.02%) Network Management
3 11 (9.02%) Time Management
3 11 (9.02%) Validation
4 10 (8.20%) Server Building
5 9 (7.38%) Migration
5 9 (7.38%) Patch Management
6 8 (6.56%) Change Management
6 8 (6.56%) Mentoring
6 8 (6.56%) Project Management
7 7 (5.74%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (5.74%) Due Diligence
7 7 (5.74%) Root Cause Analysis
7 7 (5.74%) SIEM
8 6 (4.92%) Incident Management
8 6 (4.92%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 36 (29.51%) PowerShell
2 23 (18.85%) SQL
3 10 (8.20%) Python
4 9 (7.38%) Bash Shell
5 8 (6.56%) C#
5 8 (6.56%) Java
6 7 (5.74%) C
7 4 (3.28%) JavaScript
7 4 (3.28%) VB
7 4 (3.28%) VBScript
8 2 (1.64%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 59 (48.36%) Security Cleared
2 42 (34.43%) SC Cleared
3 19 (15.57%) DV Cleared
4 7 (5.74%) CCNP
4 7 (5.74%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (4.92%) CCSE
5 6 (4.92%) Degree
6 4 (3.28%) Citrix Certification
6 4 (3.28%) Computer Science Degree
6 4 (3.28%) ISEB
6 4 (3.28%) ISTQB
6 4 (3.28%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 4 (3.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 3 (2.46%) CCIE
8 2 (1.64%) CTC Cleared
8 2 (1.64%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.82%) DBS Check
9 1 (0.82%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.28%) PMO
2 2 (1.64%) QA
2 2 (1.64%) SLA
3 1 (0.82%) HMG Infosec
3 1 (0.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.82%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 51 (41.80%) Active Directory
2 34 (27.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (14.75%) Hyper-V
4 9 (7.38%) vSphere
5 6 (4.92%) Virtual Machines
5 6 (4.92%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (3.28%) VMware Workstation
6 4 (3.28%) XenServer
7 3 (2.46%) VMware Server
8 2 (1.64%) DFS Replication
8 2 (1.64%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (1.64%) NFS
8 2 (1.64%) Virtual Servers
8 2 (1.64%) Xen
8 2 (1.64%) XenApp
8 2 (1.64%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 78 (63.93%) SCCM
2 14 (11.48%) SCVMM
3 12 (9.84%) Nagios
3 12 (9.84%) WSUS
4 11 (9.02%) McAfee ePO
5 6 (4.92%) SCSM
6 5 (4.10%) Ansible
6 5 (4.10%) Perfmon
6 5 (4.10%) vCenter Server
7 3 (2.46%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 3 (2.46%) Microsoft Intune
7 3 (2.46%) NetBackup
8 2 (1.64%) SCOrch
8 2 (1.64%) XenMobile
9 1 (0.82%) CA Wily
9 1 (0.82%) Failover Clustering
9 1 (0.82%) Kibana
9 1 (0.82%) logstash
9 1 (0.82%) Microsoft Clustering
9 1 (0.82%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 53 (43.44%) Microsoft
2 47 (38.52%) VMware
3 29 (23.77%) Cisco
3 29 (23.77%) SolarWinds
4 19 (15.57%) HP
5 18 (14.75%) McAfee
6 15 (12.30%) Oracle
7 14 (11.48%) Citrix
8 13 (10.66%) Remedy
9 10 (8.20%) CheckPoint
9 10 (8.20%) Splunk
10 7 (5.74%) NetApp
11 6 (4.92%) IBM
11 6 (4.92%) IronPort
12 5 (4.10%) ForgeRock
12 5 (4.10%) Juniper
12 5 (4.10%) Lumension
12 5 (4.10%) Red Hat
12 5 (4.10%) Veeam
13 4 (3.28%) LogRhythm