Period
to 19 October 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 19 October 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
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 276 254 240
Rank change year-on-year -22 -14 -19
Contract jobs citing SCOM 99 118 146
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.60% 0.73% 0.86%
As % of the Systems Management category 4.53% 5.82% 7.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 83 95
South East median daily rate £430 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.50% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £328 £269 £250
90th Percentile £525 £488 £517
England median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 10
South East median hourly rate £21.00 £29.75 £43.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -29.41% -31.04% +16.31%
England median hourly rate £21.00 £20.25 £35.50
% change year-on-year +3.70% -42.96% -4.29%

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 2,186 2,026 2,052
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 13.29% 12.45% 12.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,303 1,230 1,216
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £250
90th Percentile £588 £575 £538
England median daily rate £500 £475 £440
% change year-on-year +5.26% +7.95% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 78 55 74
South East median hourly rate £17.50 £15.00 £27.44
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.67% -45.33% +35.93%
10th Percentile £11.85 £11.55 £12.25
90th Percentile £53.73 £43.75 £58.75
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year - -22.22% +7.14%

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

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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

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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 19 October 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

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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 19 October 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 +17 55 £475 +11.76% 2
Thames Valley -42 36 £420 +5.00% 1
Berkshire -12 21 £415 +27.69% 1
Buckinghamshire +15 12 £438 -4.48%
Surrey -13 8 £465 +3.33% 7
Oxfordshire -28 3 £385 -3.75%
SCOM
England

For the 6 months to 19 October 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 69 (69.70%) SCCM
2 62 (62.63%) Windows
3 40 (40.40%) VMware
4 38 (38.38%) Active Directory
4 38 (38.38%) Security Cleared
5 33 (33.33%) Microsoft
6 30 (30.30%) PowerShell
7 29 (29.29%) DNS
8 27 (27.27%) VMware Infrastructure
8 27 (27.27%) SC Cleared
9 25 (25.25%) Windows Server
10 23 (23.23%) Microsoft Azure
11 22 (22.22%) Linux
12 21 (21.21%) SolarWinds
13 20 (20.20%) Splunk
14 18 (18.18%) SQL
14 18 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012
14 18 (18.18%) SCVMM
15 17 (17.17%) PKI
15 17 (17.17%) SQL Server
15 17 (17.17%) MS Exchange
15 17 (17.17%) HP
15 17 (17.17%) Cisco
16 15 (15.15%) Oracle
17 14 (14.14%) Windows Server 2008
17 14 (14.14%) Server Building
18 13 (13.13%) DHCP
18 13 (13.13%) Citrix
19 12 (12.12%) Nagios
19 12 (12.12%) Firewall

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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 (17.17%) MS Exchange
2 11 (11.11%) IIS
3 10 (10.10%) Apache
3 10 (10.10%) SharePoint
4 7 (7.07%) BizTalk Server
4 7 (7.07%) Tomcat
5 6 (6.06%) Skype for Business
6 3 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (3.03%) SharePoint Server
7 2 (2.02%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (1.01%) Apache Spark
8 1 (1.01%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (1.01%) Jupyter
8 1 (1.01%) OpenStack
Applications
1 9 (9.09%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (5.05%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.01%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 23 (23.23%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (10.10%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (7.07%) Office 365
4 5 (5.05%) IaaS
5 2 (2.02%) Dynamics 365
5 2 (2.02%) Google Analytics
6 1 (1.01%) Mimecast
6 1 (1.01%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 29 (29.29%) DNS
2 13 (13.13%) DHCP
3 12 (12.12%) Firewall
4 11 (11.11%) SAN
5 7 (7.07%) Skype
6 6 (6.06%) NetScaler
6 6 (6.06%) Remote Desktop
6 6 (6.06%) SMTP
6 6 (6.06%) TCP/IP
6 6 (6.06%) VPN
7 5 (5.05%) iSCSI
7 5 (5.05%) LAN
8 4 (4.04%) FTP
8 4 (4.04%) HTTP
8 4 (4.04%) Internet
8 4 (4.04%) SSL
8 4 (4.04%) VoIP
9 3 (3.03%) Cisco ASA
9 3 (3.03%) Cisco Nexus
9 3 (3.03%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (17.17%) SQL Server
2 9 (9.09%) Oracle Database
3 8 (8.08%) SQL Server 2008
4 7 (7.07%) Oracle Database 10g
5 5 (5.05%) MongoDB
5 5 (5.05%) SQL Server 2005
5 5 (5.05%) SQL Server 2012
6 4 (4.04%) Power BI
7 2 (2.02%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (1.01%) Big Data
8 1 (1.01%) Hadoop
8 1 (1.01%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 2 (2.02%) JIRA
1 2 (2.02%) Sonatype Nexus
1 2 (2.02%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.01%) MSI
General
1 9 (9.09%) Finance
2 7 (7.07%) Law
3 4 (4.04%) Military
4 2 (2.02%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 19 (19.19%) Analyst
2 13 (13.13%) Architect
3 12 (12.12%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 11 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 11 (11.11%) Support Analyst
5 10 (10.10%) Infrastructure Support
6 9 (9.09%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
6 9 (9.09%) Support Engineer
7 8 (8.08%) Consultant
8 6 (6.06%) Wintel Engineer
9 5 (5.05%) DevOps Engineer
9 5 (5.05%) Infrastructure Architect
9 5 (5.05%) Windows Engineer
10 4 (4.04%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 4 (4.04%) Automation Engineer
10 4 (4.04%) Enterprise Architect
10 4 (4.04%) Project Manager
10 4 (4.04%) Technical Manager
10 4 (4.04%) Technical Project Manager
10 4 (4.04%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (7.07%) .NET
2 5 (5.05%) .NET Framework
2 5 (5.05%) Drools
3 4 (4.04%) REST
4 2 (2.02%) AngularJS
4 2 (2.02%) Node.js
4 2 (2.02%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 2 (2.02%) Web Services
5 1 (1.01%) Elastic Stack
5 1 (1.01%) Natural Language Processing
5 1 (1.01%) TensorFlow
Miscellaneous
1 17 (17.17%) PKI
2 12 (12.12%) Management Information System
3 9 (9.09%) Data Centre
4 5 (5.05%) Client/Server
5 4 (4.04%) Clustering
5 4 (4.04%) DataPower
6 2 (2.02%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (2.02%) Hybrid Cloud
6 2 (2.02%) Virtual Team
7 1 (1.01%) EMC VNX
7 1 (1.01%) IVR
7 1 (1.01%) Replication
7 1 (1.01%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (1.01%) User Experience
7 1 (1.01%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 62 (62.63%) Windows
2 25 (25.25%) Windows Server
3 22 (22.22%) Linux
4 18 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012
5 14 (14.14%) Windows Server 2008
6 12 (12.12%) Unix
7 9 (9.09%) Windows 7
8 5 (5.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (4.04%) Check Point GAiA
10 3 (3.03%) Solaris
10 3 (3.03%) Windows 10
11 2 (2.02%) Data ONTAP
11 2 (2.02%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (14.14%) Server Building
2 12 (12.12%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 11 (11.11%) Validation
4 10 (10.10%) Server Management
5 9 (9.09%) Problem Management
5 9 (9.09%) Project Management
6 7 (7.07%) Change Management
6 7 (7.07%) E-Commerce
6 7 (7.07%) Migration
7 6 (6.06%) DevOps
7 6 (6.06%) Service Delivery
8 5 (5.05%) Customer Requirements
8 5 (5.05%) Disaster Recovery
8 5 (5.05%) Due Diligence
8 5 (5.05%) ITIL
8 5 (5.05%) Security Hardening
8 5 (5.05%) Target Operating Model
9 4 (4.04%) Business Intelligence
9 4 (4.04%) Configuration Management
9 4 (4.04%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 30 (30.30%) PowerShell
2 18 (18.18%) SQL
3 12 (12.12%) Java
4 6 (6.06%) Python
5 5 (5.05%) Bash Shell
6 4 (4.04%) C#
6 4 (4.04%) JavaScript
7 2 (2.02%) C
7 2 (2.02%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.01%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 38 (38.38%) Security Cleared
2 27 (27.27%) SC Cleared
3 7 (7.07%) DV Cleared
4 5 (5.05%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (4.04%) CCSE
5 4 (4.04%) Citrix Certification
6 3 (3.03%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (2.02%) CCNA
7 2 (2.02%) CTC Cleared
7 2 (2.02%) Degree
7 2 (2.02%) ISEB
7 2 (2.02%) ISTQB
7 2 (2.02%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 2 (2.02%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (2.02%) MCITP
7 2 (2.02%) MCSA
7 2 (2.02%) MCSE
7 2 (2.02%) VCP6
7 2 (2.02%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (1.01%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.02%) QA
1 2 (2.02%) SLA
2 1 (1.01%) JSP 440
System Software
1 38 (38.38%) Active Directory
2 27 (27.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (11.11%) Hyper-V
3 11 (11.11%) VMware ESXi
4 6 (6.06%) Virtual Machines
5 5 (5.05%) VMware Workstation
6 4 (4.04%) vSphere
7 3 (3.03%) Virtual Servers
7 3 (3.03%) XenDesktop
8 2 (2.02%) DFS Replication
8 2 (2.02%) NFS
8 2 (2.02%) VMware Server
8 2 (2.02%) Xen
8 2 (2.02%) XenServer
9 1 (1.01%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (1.01%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (1.01%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 69 (69.70%) SCCM
2 18 (18.18%) SCVMM
3 12 (12.12%) Nagios
4 11 (11.11%) WSUS
5 6 (6.06%) SCSM
5 6 (6.06%) vCenter Server
6 5 (5.05%) Ansible
6 5 (5.05%) NetBackup
7 4 (4.04%) Failover Clustering
7 4 (4.04%) McAfee ePO
7 4 (4.04%) SCOrch
8 3 (3.03%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 3 (3.03%) SolarWinds Orion
9 2 (2.02%) Microsoft Intune
9 2 (2.02%) PaperCut
9 2 (2.02%) XenMobile
10 1 (1.01%) EdgeSight
10 1 (1.01%) Kibana
10 1 (1.01%) logstash
10 1 (1.01%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 40 (40.40%) VMware
2 33 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 21 (21.21%) SolarWinds
4 20 (20.20%) Splunk
5 17 (17.17%) Cisco
5 17 (17.17%) HP
6 15 (15.15%) Oracle
7 13 (13.13%) Citrix
8 11 (11.11%) Remedy
9 7 (7.07%) Adobe
9 7 (7.07%) Sony
10 6 (6.06%) NetApp
11 5 (5.05%) ForgeRock
11 5 (5.05%) Fujitsu
11 5 (5.05%) McAfee
11 5 (5.05%) Red Hat
11 5 (5.05%) ServiceNow
11 5 (5.05%) Veeam
12 4 (4.04%) CheckPoint
12 4 (4.04%) IronPort