Period
to 16 September 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 16 September 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
16 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 254 258 275
Rank change year-on-year +4 +17 -25
Contract jobs citing SCOM 97 115 95
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.67% 0.71% 0.58%
As % of the Systems Management category 4.90% 5.31% 4.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 44 63
South East median daily rate £400 £440 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.09% +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £317 £355 £264
90th Percentile £569 £525 £488
England median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +2.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 5
South East median hourly rate - £21.00 £29.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -29.41% -30.81%
England median hourly rate £23.75 £31.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year -23.39% +12.73% +2.80%

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 1,981 2,167 1,975
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 13.72% 13.29% 12.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,221 1,286 1,202
South East median daily rate £460 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.22% +5.88% +4.94%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £250
90th Percentile £625 £575 £556
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 77 56
South East median hourly rate £16.62 £17.50 £14.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.06% +22.81% -46.60%
10th Percentile £12.00 £10.50 £10.58
90th Percentile £70.50 £56.10 £43.00
England median hourly rate £20.50 £18.60 £17.50
% change year-on-year +10.22% +6.29% -22.22%

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

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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 16 September 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 16 September 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 +4 39 £467 +12.53% 13
Hampshire -24 36 £418 -7.22% 6
Buckinghamshire +21 16 £350 -17.65% 3
Surrey +43 15 £340 -32.00% 4
Berkshire -16 15 £500 +5.26% 8
Oxfordshire +25 8 £474 +22.99% 2
Kent - 3 £400 - 3
SCOM
England

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 78 (80.41%) Windows
2 68 (70.10%) SCCM
3 67 (69.07%) Microsoft
4 58 (59.79%) Windows Server
5 55 (56.70%) VMware
6 46 (47.42%) Azure
7 43 (44.33%) Active Directory
8 42 (43.30%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 36 (37.11%) Hyper-V
9 36 (37.11%) Office 365
10 34 (35.05%) Cisco
10 34 (35.05%) Windows Server 2012
11 29 (29.90%) VMware Infrastructure
12 28 (28.87%) MS Exchange
13 27 (27.84%) Firewall
13 27 (27.84%) PowerShell
14 26 (26.80%) Citrix
15 23 (23.71%) Microsoft Certification
16 21 (21.65%) Security Cleared
16 21 (21.65%) Windows Server 2008
17 20 (20.62%) Problem Management
17 20 (20.62%) DNS
18 19 (19.59%) Change Management
19 18 (18.56%) SQL Server
19 18 (18.56%) Windows 10
20 17 (17.53%) SQL
20 17 (17.53%) CCNA
20 17 (17.53%) Cisco Certification
20 17 (17.53%) Management Information System
20 17 (17.53%) Migration

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 28 (28.87%) MS Exchange
2 16 (16.49%) Exchange Server 2010
3 15 (15.46%) Exchange Server 2013
4 8 (8.25%) Skype for Business
5 7 (7.22%) SharePoint
6 5 (5.15%) IIS
7 4 (4.12%) BizTalk Server
7 4 (4.12%) SharePoint Server
8 2 (2.06%) Confluence
8 2 (2.06%) MS Project Server
8 2 (2.06%) Tomcat
9 1 (1.03%) Apache
9 1 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 7 (7.22%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 46 (47.42%) Azure
2 36 (37.11%) Office 365
3 17 (17.53%) AWS
4 11 (11.34%) Azure Active Directory
5 6 (6.19%) IaaS
6 5 (5.15%) PaaS
7 4 (4.12%) Dynamics 365
7 4 (4.12%) Google Analytics
8 2 (2.06%) Azure Stack
8 2 (2.06%) GitHub
8 2 (2.06%) Power Platform
8 2 (2.06%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 27 (27.84%) Firewall
2 20 (20.62%) DNS
3 16 (16.49%) SAN
4 14 (14.43%) Cisco ASA
5 13 (13.40%) DHCP
5 13 (13.40%) NetScaler
6 11 (11.34%) NaaS
7 8 (8.25%) VoIP
8 7 (7.22%) LAN
8 7 (7.22%) WAN
9 6 (6.19%) Skype
9 6 (6.19%) TCP/IP
9 6 (6.19%) VPN
10 5 (5.15%) Intrusion Detection
10 5 (5.15%) IPsec
10 5 (5.15%) VLAN
11 4 (4.12%) BGP
11 4 (4.12%) Internet
11 4 (4.12%) MPLS
11 4 (4.12%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (18.56%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.12%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (3.09%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (2.06%) MySQL
4 2 (2.06%) Power BI
4 2 (2.06%) SQL Server 2017
5 1 (1.03%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (1.03%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 6 (6.19%) JIRA
2 2 (2.06%) Sonatype Nexus
2 2 (2.06%) Subversion
2 2 (2.06%) Visual Studio
General
1 12 (12.37%) Finance
1 12 (12.37%) Law
2 11 (11.34%) Legal
3 3 (3.09%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.06%) Back Office
4 2 (2.06%) Public Sector
5 1 (1.03%) Electronics
5 1 (1.03%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.03%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 39 (40.21%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 20 (20.62%) Infrastructure Support
3 13 (13.40%) Analyst
4 12 (12.37%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 12 (12.37%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
4 12 (12.37%) Support Analyst
4 12 (12.37%) Support Engineer
5 10 (10.31%) Wintel Engineer
6 9 (9.28%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 8 (8.25%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
7 8 (8.25%) Architect
7 8 (8.25%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
7 8 (8.25%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
8 6 (6.19%) SCCM Engineer
8 6 (6.19%) Server Support
9 5 (5.15%) Infrastructure Architect
9 5 (5.15%) Server Engineer
9 5 (5.15%) Server Support Engineer
9 5 (5.15%) Wintel Support
9 5 (5.15%) Wintel Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.15%) Web Services
2 1 (1.03%) HTML
2 1 (1.03%) LDAP
2 1 (1.03%) MAPI
Miscellaneous
1 17 (17.53%) Management Information System
2 11 (11.34%) Data Centre
3 9 (9.28%) Clustering
4 6 (6.19%) PKI
5 5 (5.15%) Public Cloud
6 4 (4.12%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (2.06%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (2.06%) Replication
8 1 (1.03%) DataPower
8 1 (1.03%) Driving Licence
8 1 (1.03%) Fat Client
8 1 (1.03%) Freedom of Information
8 1 (1.03%) iSeries
8 1 (1.03%) Robotics
8 1 (1.03%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 78 (80.41%) Windows
2 58 (59.79%) Windows Server
3 34 (35.05%) Windows Server 2012
4 21 (21.65%) Windows Server 2008
5 18 (18.56%) Windows 10
6 15 (15.46%) Windows Server 2003
7 13 (13.40%) Windows 8
7 13 (13.40%) Windows XP
8 12 (12.37%) Linux
9 4 (4.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (3.09%) Windows 7
11 1 (1.03%) Check Point GAiA
11 1 (1.03%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (43.30%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 20 (20.62%) Problem Management
3 19 (19.59%) Change Management
4 17 (17.53%) Migration
5 16 (16.49%) Incident Management
6 12 (12.37%) Information Security
6 12 (12.37%) Information Security Management
6 12 (12.37%) ISMS
6 12 (12.37%) Security Management
7 11 (11.34%) Customer-Centricity
7 11 (11.34%) E-Commerce
8 10 (10.31%) ITIL
9 6 (6.19%) Data Protection
9 6 (6.19%) Operations Management
9 6 (6.19%) Problem-Solving
9 6 (6.19%) Server Virtualisation
9 6 (6.19%) Storage Management
10 5 (5.15%) Task Automation
11 4 (4.12%) Network Virtualisation
11 4 (4.12%) Two-Factor Authentication
Programming Languages
1 27 (27.84%) PowerShell
2 17 (17.53%) SQL
3 12 (12.37%) Java
4 7 (7.22%) VBScript
5 2 (2.06%) C
6 1 (1.03%) C++
6 1 (1.03%) Perl
6 1 (1.03%) Python
6 1 (1.03%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 23 (23.71%) Microsoft Certification
2 21 (21.65%) Security Cleared
3 17 (17.53%) CCNA
3 17 (17.53%) Cisco Certification
4 16 (16.49%) MCITP
4 16 (16.49%) MCSA
5 15 (15.46%) DV Cleared
6 9 (9.28%) MCSE
7 7 (7.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 6 (6.19%) SC Cleared
8 6 (6.19%) VCP6
9 4 (4.12%) CCNP
10 2 (2.06%) Degree
10 2 (2.06%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 2 (2.06%) VCP5
11 1 (1.03%) CCSE
11 1 (1.03%) Citrix Certification
11 1 (1.03%) Computer Science Degree
11 1 (1.03%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.09%) Government Security Classifications
2 2 (2.06%) SLA
3 1 (1.03%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 43 (44.33%) Active Directory
2 36 (37.11%) Hyper-V
3 29 (29.90%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (10.31%) VMware ESXi
5 8 (8.25%) vSphere
6 6 (6.19%) XenApp
6 6 (6.19%) XenDesktop
7 5 (5.15%) Citrix Hypervisor
8 3 (3.09%) DFS Replication
8 3 (3.09%) Xen
9 2 (2.06%) vCloud
9 2 (2.06%) VMware Workstation
10 1 (1.03%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
10 1 (1.03%) ISA Server
10 1 (1.03%) Terminal Services
10 1 (1.03%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (1.03%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 68 (70.10%) SCCM
2 13 (13.40%) WSUS
3 10 (10.31%) Microsoft Intune
4 8 (8.25%) Nagios
5 7 (7.22%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 7 (7.22%) NetBackup
6 5 (5.15%) vCenter Server
7 4 (4.12%) Failover Clustering
7 4 (4.12%) PaperCut
7 4 (4.12%) SCVMM
7 4 (4.12%) SolarWinds Orion
7 4 (4.12%) vMotion
8 3 (3.09%) McAfee ePO
8 3 (3.09%) Netcool
8 3 (3.09%) SCOrch
8 3 (3.09%) XenMobile
9 2 (2.06%) SCDPM
10 1 (1.03%) HP Operations Orchestration
10 1 (1.03%) Netcool/OMNIbus
10 1 (1.03%) Netcool/Webtop
Vendors
1 67 (69.07%) Microsoft
2 55 (56.70%) VMware
3 34 (35.05%) Cisco
4 26 (26.80%) Citrix
5 13 (13.40%) HP
6 12 (12.37%) Sony
7 11 (11.34%) Adobe
7 11 (11.34%) Meraki
7 11 (11.34%) SolarWinds
7 11 (11.34%) Splunk
8 10 (10.31%) F5
9 8 (8.25%) CheckPoint
9 8 (8.25%) Dell
10 7 (7.22%) 3PAR
11 5 (5.15%) CommVault
11 5 (5.15%) PagerDuty
12 4 (4.12%) Dell Compellent
12 4 (4.12%) Juniper
12 4 (4.12%) NetApp
12 4 (4.12%) Palo Alto