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 28 March 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
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 217 197 187
Rank change year-on-year -20 -10  
Contract jobs citing SCOM 37 70 85
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.47% 0.75% 0.85%
As % of the Systems Management category 4.71% 6.97% 7.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 34 52
Median daily rate £435 £450 £381
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.33% +18.03%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £322 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £550 £486
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £393 £375
% change year-on-year -10.82% +4.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 4
Median hourly rate £54.08 £55.65 £55.65
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.83% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £54.08 £40.83 £26.50
% change year-on-year +32.45% +54.05%  

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 786 1004 1064
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 10.03% 10.82% 10.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 485 608 554
Median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £290 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £515
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 45 32
Median hourly rate £16.50 £45.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -63.33% +109.30%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £16.16 £13.59
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.30 £58.59 £55.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year -15.55% +9.75%  

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

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 3 months to 28 March 2017.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 28 March 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 19 £425 -17.07%
Buckinghamshire -4 10 £473 -0.52%
Oxfordshire +1 4 £450 +40.62% 4
Berkshire +20 3 - -
East Sussex - 1 £150 -
SCOM
England

SCOM
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 51 (66.23%) Microsoft
2 41 (53.25%) Windows
3 31 (40.26%) Active Directory
4 30 (38.96%) SCCM
5 28 (36.36%) Windows Server
6 26 (33.77%) VMware
7 25 (32.47%) DNS
8 23 (29.87%) DHCP
9 20 (25.97%) Windows Server 2008
9 20 (25.97%) Microsoft Azure
10 19 (24.68%) SQL
11 18 (23.38%) ITIL
12 16 (20.78%) Security Cleared
12 16 (20.78%) VMware Infrastructure
13 15 (19.48%) Office 365
13 15 (19.48%) Windows Server 2012
13 15 (19.48%) Linux
14 13 (16.88%) Skype for Business
14 13 (16.88%) Hyper-V
15 11 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
16 10 (12.99%) Skype
16 10 (12.99%) SC Cleared
16 10 (12.99%) Unix
17 9 (11.69%) MS Exchange
17 9 (11.69%) Oracle
17 9 (11.69%) Windows Server 2003
17 9 (11.69%) DV Cleared
17 9 (11.69%) PowerShell
18 8 (10.39%) Amazon AWS
18 8 (10.39%) Problem Management

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 13 (16.88%) Skype for Business
2 9 (11.69%) MS Exchange
3 2 (2.60%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (2.60%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (1.30%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (1.30%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (7.79%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.30%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.30%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 20 (25.97%) Microsoft Azure
2 15 (19.48%) Office 365
3 8 (10.39%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (9.09%) IaaS
5 5 (6.49%) PaaS
6 2 (2.60%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 25 (32.47%) DNS
2 23 (29.87%) DHCP
3 10 (12.99%) Skype
4 8 (10.39%) WAN
5 7 (9.09%) Firewall
6 6 (7.79%) Network Security
7 5 (6.49%) Reverse Proxy
7 5 (6.49%) TCP/IP
7 5 (6.49%) Wireshark
8 4 (5.19%) VPN
9 3 (3.90%) Ethernet
9 3 (3.90%) Intrusion Detection
9 3 (3.90%) SAN
9 3 (3.90%) SNMP
9 3 (3.90%) Unified Communications
10 2 (2.60%) PBX
10 2 (2.60%) VoIP
11 1 (1.30%) BGP
11 1 (1.30%) IPsec
11 1 (1.30%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.19%) Amazon RDS
3 3 (3.90%) Big Data
4 2 (2.60%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.30%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.30%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (1.30%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 7 (9.09%) Introscope
2 1 (1.30%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.30%) MSI
2 1 (1.30%) NUnit
2 1 (1.30%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 8 (10.39%) Finance
2 6 (7.79%) Back Office
3 2 (2.60%) Advertising
3 2 (2.60%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 15 (19.48%) Monitoring Specialist
2 12 (15.58%) Consultant
3 6 (7.79%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 6 (7.79%) Lync Engineer
4 4 (5.19%) 3rd Line Support
4 4 (5.19%) Active Directory Engineer
4 4 (5.19%) Analyst
4 4 (5.19%) Architect
4 4 (5.19%) Citrix Engineer
4 4 (5.19%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (5.19%) Security Engineer
4 4 (5.19%) Support Analyst
4 4 (5.19%) Support Engineer
4 4 (5.19%) Technical Specialist
4 4 (5.19%) VMware Specialist
5 3 (3.90%) Active Directory Specialist
5 3 (3.90%) Infrastructure Consultant
5 3 (3.90%) Network Engineer
5 3 (3.90%) Network Security Engineer
5 3 (3.90%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (10.39%) Web Services
2 2 (2.60%) .NET
3 1 (1.30%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.30%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (1.30%) CSS
3 1 (1.30%) FIX Protocol
3 1 (1.30%) HTML
3 1 (1.30%) jQuery
3 1 (1.30%) Rendezvous
3 1 (1.30%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (9.09%) e-Health
2 7 (9.09%) Virtual Team
3 5 (6.49%) Data Centre
4 4 (5.19%) BYOD
4 4 (5.19%) Computer Science
5 3 (3.90%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.30%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.30%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (1.30%) HP StoreVirtual
6 1 (1.30%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (1.30%) Private Cloud
6 1 (1.30%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 41 (53.25%) Windows
2 28 (36.36%) Windows Server
3 20 (25.97%) Windows Server 2008
4 15 (19.48%) Linux
4 15 (19.48%) Windows Server 2012
5 10 (12.99%) Unix
6 9 (11.69%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (7.79%) Windows 7
8 4 (5.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (5.19%) Windows 10
9 3 (3.90%) CentOS
10 1 (1.30%) AIX
10 1 (1.30%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (23.38%) ITIL
2 8 (10.39%) Migration
2 8 (10.39%) Problem Management
3 7 (9.09%) Incident Management
3 7 (9.09%) Process Improvement
3 7 (9.09%) Root Cause Analysis
4 6 (7.79%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (7.79%) DevOps
4 6 (7.79%) Network Monitoring
5 5 (6.49%) Capacity Planning
5 5 (6.49%) Infrastructure Management
5 5 (6.49%) ITSM
5 5 (6.49%) Performance Monitoring
5 5 (6.49%) Service Design
6 4 (5.19%) Application Virtualisation
6 4 (5.19%) Compatibility Testing
6 4 (5.19%) Data Protection
6 4 (5.19%) Virtual Environments
7 3 (3.90%) Continuous Improvement
7 3 (3.90%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 19 (24.68%) SQL
2 9 (11.69%) PowerShell
3 3 (3.90%) VB
3 3 (3.90%) VBScript
4 2 (2.60%) C
4 2 (2.60%) C#
5 1 (1.30%) C++
5 1 (1.30%) Java
5 1 (1.30%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.30%) Perl
5 1 (1.30%) PL/SQL
5 1 (1.30%) Python
5 1 (1.30%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 16 (20.78%) Security Cleared
2 10 (12.99%) SC Cleared
3 9 (11.69%) DV Cleared
4 4 (5.19%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (2.60%) Degree
5 2 (2.60%) MCSE
5 2 (2.60%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (1.30%) OCA
6 1 (1.30%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.19%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (2.60%) SLA
3 1 (1.30%) PMO
3 1 (1.30%) QA
System Software
1 31 (40.26%) Active Directory
2 16 (20.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (16.88%) Hyper-V
4 7 (9.09%) vSphere
5 6 (7.79%) Virtual Machines
5 6 (7.79%) XenApp
6 5 (6.49%) XenDesktop
7 4 (5.19%) Docker
7 4 (5.19%) Microsoft App-V
8 3 (3.90%) vCloud
8 3 (3.90%) Virtual Desktop
9 2 (2.60%) Firmware
10 1 (1.30%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 1 (1.30%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (1.30%) Terminal Server
10 1 (1.30%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (1.30%) VMware ESX
10 1 (1.30%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 30 (38.96%) SCCM
2 7 (9.09%) CA Wily
3 5 (6.49%) EdgeSight
3 5 (6.49%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 5 (6.49%) Nagios
3 5 (6.49%) Puppet
4 4 (5.19%) AppDNA
4 4 (5.19%) NetBackup
5 3 (3.90%) vRealize
6 2 (2.60%) BladeLogic
7 1 (1.30%) Control-M
7 1 (1.30%) EMC NetWorker
7 1 (1.30%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 1 (1.30%) ITRS Geneos
7 1 (1.30%) Microsoft Clustering
7 1 (1.30%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (1.30%) SCOrch
7 1 (1.30%) SCVMM
7 1 (1.30%) Tivoli
7 1 (1.30%) WSUS
Vendors
1 51 (66.23%) Microsoft
2 26 (33.77%) VMware
3 9 (11.69%) Oracle
4 8 (10.39%) CA
4 8 (10.39%) Citrix
5 7 (9.09%) Dell
5 7 (9.09%) NetQoS
5 7 (9.09%) Nimsoft
5 7 (9.09%) Remedy
6 5 (6.49%) NetApp
6 5 (6.49%) SolarWinds
6 5 (6.49%) Sonus
7 4 (5.19%) Red Hat
7 4 (5.19%) Veritas
8 3 (3.90%) EMC
8 3 (3.90%) HP
8 3 (3.90%) Juniper
8 3 (3.90%) Palo Alto
9 1 (1.30%) Cisco
9 1 (1.30%) Genesys