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 3 months to 27 June 2017 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
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 213 194 173
Rank change year-on-year -19 -21  
Contract jobs citing SCOM 42 76 90
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.54% 0.85% 0.97%
As % of the Systems Management category 4.86% 6.97% 8.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 43 58
Median daily rate £425 £430 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.16% +14.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £262 £277 £257
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £525 £483
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 7 3
Median hourly rate £29.75 £43.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -30.81% +43.33%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.75 £36.00 £25.09
% change year-on-year -17.36% +43.46%  

SCOM is in the systems management skills category. The next 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.

Systems Management Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 864 1090 1019
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 11.14% 12.12% 10.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 486 642 573
Median daily rate £450 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.75% +2.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £298 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £515
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +12.50% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 42 38
Median hourly rate £12.00 £35.50 £22.07
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -66.19% +60.83%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £17.45 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.95 £57.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £33.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year -46.96% +60.97%  

SCOM
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East citing SCOM as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Systems Management category.

Job vacancy trend for SCOM in the South East

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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 3 months to 27 June 2017.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing SCOM in the South East over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 3 months to 27 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire -3 18 £425 +23.54% 1
Berkshire +19 12 £269 -31.46% 3
Buckinghamshire -13 10 £454 -7.34%
Surrey -6 1 - -
Oxfordshire -7 1 £425 +30.76% 2
SCOM
England

For the 6 months to 27 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SCOM also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South East region with a requirement for SCOM.

1 53 (67.09%) Microsoft
2 38 (48.10%) Windows
3 32 (40.51%) SCCM
4 29 (36.71%) Active Directory
5 28 (35.44%) VMware
6 25 (31.65%) Security Cleared
7 24 (30.38%) Windows Server
8 19 (24.05%) Firewall
9 18 (22.78%) VMware Infrastructure
9 18 (22.78%) Office 365
10 17 (21.52%) Microsoft Azure
10 17 (21.52%) MS Exchange
11 16 (20.25%) Linux
11 16 (20.25%) SQL
11 16 (20.25%) DevOps
11 16 (20.25%) SC Cleared
12 15 (18.99%) Hyper-V
13 14 (17.72%) Windows Server 2012
14 13 (16.46%) ITIL
15 12 (15.19%) SolarWinds
15 12 (15.19%) DV Cleared
15 12 (15.19%) Problem Management
16 11 (13.92%) Windows Server 2008
16 11 (13.92%) Agile Software Development
16 11 (13.92%) Process Improvement
16 11 (13.92%) Windows Server 2003
16 11 (13.92%) WAN
16 11 (13.92%) DNS
16 11 (13.92%) SAN
16 11 (13.92%) Virtual Team

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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 17 (21.52%) MS Exchange
2 6 (7.59%) IIS
3 5 (6.33%) Skype for Business
4 4 (5.06%) Apache
4 4 (5.06%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (3.80%) SharePoint
6 2 (2.53%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (2.53%) OpenStack
7 1 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (1.27%) IBM Domino
Applications
1 2 (2.53%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 18 (22.78%) Office 365
2 17 (21.52%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (11.39%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (11.39%) IaaS
4 3 (3.80%) PaaS
5 1 (1.27%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 19 (24.05%) Firewall
2 11 (13.92%) DNS
2 11 (13.92%) SAN
2 11 (13.92%) WAN
3 8 (10.13%) DHCP
4 5 (6.33%) Cisco ISE
4 5 (6.33%) NAS
4 5 (6.33%) Network Security
4 5 (6.33%) TCP/IP
5 4 (5.06%) Skype
6 3 (3.80%) Ethernet
6 3 (3.80%) Intrusion Detection
6 3 (3.80%) VPN
7 2 (2.53%) LAN
7 2 (2.53%) VoIP
8 1 (1.27%) ADSL
8 1 (1.27%) MPLS
8 1 (1.27%) PBX
8 1 (1.27%) SNMP
8 1 (1.27%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (11.39%) Big Data
2 8 (10.13%) SQL Server
3 5 (6.33%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (5.06%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (5.06%) SQL Server 2016
5 3 (3.80%) Hadoop
6 2 (2.53%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (1.27%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 7 (8.86%) Introscope
2 3 (3.80%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.27%) Ant
3 1 (1.27%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.27%) Hudson
3 1 (1.27%) JIRA
3 1 (1.27%) Maven
3 1 (1.27%) MSI
3 1 (1.27%) Subversion
General
1 8 (10.13%) Finance
2 1 (1.27%) Electronics
2 1 (1.27%) Publishing
2 1 (1.27%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 20 (25.32%) Monitoring Specialist
2 13 (16.46%) Architect
3 9 (11.39%) Network Engineer
3 9 (11.39%) Support Engineer
4 7 (8.86%) Consultant
4 7 (8.86%) Technical Architect
5 5 (6.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 5 (6.33%) Network Support
5 5 (6.33%) Technical Specialist
6 4 (5.06%) Analyst
6 4 (5.06%) Network Support Engineer
6 4 (5.06%) Security Engineer
7 3 (3.80%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
7 3 (3.80%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 3 (3.80%) 3rd Line Support
7 3 (3.80%) Active Directory Engineer
7 3 (3.80%) Active Directory Support
7 3 (3.80%) Incident Manager
7 3 (3.80%) Infrastructure Consultant
7 3 (3.80%) Network Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.80%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 11 (13.92%) Virtual Team
2 10 (12.66%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (8.86%) Clustering
3 7 (8.86%) e-Health
4 3 (3.80%) Client/Server
4 3 (3.80%) Data Centre
5 2 (2.53%) PKI
5 2 (2.53%) Private Cloud
5 2 (2.53%) Replication
6 1 (1.27%) CLARiiON
6 1 (1.27%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.27%) Enterprise Cloud
6 1 (1.27%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.27%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (1.27%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 38 (48.10%) Windows
2 24 (30.38%) Windows Server
3 16 (20.25%) Linux
4 14 (17.72%) Windows Server 2012
5 11 (13.92%) Windows Server 2003
5 11 (13.92%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (10.13%) Unix
7 5 (6.33%) Solaris
7 5 (6.33%) Windows Vista
8 4 (5.06%) Windows 7
9 3 (3.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (2.53%) CentOS
10 2 (2.53%) Windows 10
10 2 (2.53%) Windows 8
11 1 (1.27%) AIX
11 1 (1.27%) SUSE
11 1 (1.27%) Ubuntu
11 1 (1.27%) VMS
11 1 (1.27%) Windows 2000
11 1 (1.27%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (20.25%) DevOps
2 13 (16.46%) ITIL
3 12 (15.19%) Problem Management
4 11 (13.92%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (13.92%) Process Improvement
5 10 (12.66%) Root Cause Analysis
6 9 (11.39%) Incident Management
7 6 (7.59%) Service Management
8 5 (6.33%) Infrastructure Management
8 5 (6.33%) Network Management
8 5 (6.33%) Technical Architecture
9 4 (5.06%) High Availability
9 4 (5.06%) ITIL V3
10 3 (3.80%) ITSM
10 3 (3.80%) Kalman Filter
10 3 (3.80%) Patch Management
10 3 (3.80%) Service Delivery
10 3 (3.80%) Service Design
10 3 (3.80%) Virtual Environments
10 3 (3.80%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 16 (20.25%) SQL
2 6 (7.59%) PowerShell
3 3 (3.80%) Python
3 3 (3.80%) VB
3 3 (3.80%) VBScript
4 2 (2.53%) Ruby
5 1 (1.27%) Bash Shell
5 1 (1.27%) C
5 1 (1.27%) C++
5 1 (1.27%) Java
5 1 (1.27%) Perl
Qualifications
1 25 (31.65%) Security Cleared
2 16 (20.25%) SC Cleared
3 12 (15.19%) DV Cleared
4 8 (10.13%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (6.33%) MCSE
6 4 (5.06%) MCITP
7 3 (3.80%) CCNA
7 3 (3.80%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (3.80%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (2.53%) Degree
9 1 (1.27%) CCSP
9 1 (1.27%) Computer Science Degree
9 1 (1.27%) MCTS
9 1 (1.27%) OCA
9 1 (1.27%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.06%) SLA
2 1 (1.27%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.27%) PMO
2 1 (1.27%) QA
System Software
1 29 (36.71%) Active Directory
2 18 (22.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (18.99%) Hyper-V
4 6 (7.59%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (5.06%) Docker
5 4 (5.06%) Virtual Machines
5 4 (5.06%) vSphere
6 2 (2.53%) Firmware
6 2 (2.53%) vCloud
7 1 (1.27%) BitLocker
7 1 (1.27%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (1.27%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (1.27%) ProxySG
7 1 (1.27%) Terminal Server
7 1 (1.27%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (1.27%) XenApp
7 1 (1.27%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 32 (40.51%) SCCM
2 7 (8.86%) CA Wily
3 5 (6.33%) Microsoft Clustering
3 5 (6.33%) Nagios
4 4 (5.06%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 4 (5.06%) SCSM
5 2 (2.53%) AirWatch
5 2 (2.53%) Ansible
5 2 (2.53%) BladeLogic
5 2 (2.53%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 2 (2.53%) NetBackup
5 2 (2.53%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (2.53%) Puppet
5 2 (2.53%) SCOrch
5 2 (2.53%) SCVMM
5 2 (2.53%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 2 (2.53%) vMotion
5 2 (2.53%) WSUS
6 1 (1.27%) EdgeSight
6 1 (1.27%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
Vendors
1 53 (67.09%) Microsoft
2 28 (35.44%) VMware
3 12 (15.19%) SolarWinds
4 9 (11.39%) CA
4 9 (11.39%) HP
5 8 (10.13%) Cisco
5 8 (10.13%) Nimsoft
6 7 (8.86%) Citrix
6 7 (8.86%) NetQoS
6 7 (8.86%) Oracle
7 5 (6.33%) Juniper
7 5 (6.33%) Red Hat
7 5 (6.33%) Remedy
7 5 (6.33%) Sun
8 4 (5.06%) StorageTek
8 4 (5.06%) Symantec
9 3 (3.80%) EMC
9 3 (3.80%) NetApp
9 3 (3.80%) Palo Alto
9 3 (3.80%) Veritas
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