Period
to 25 May 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 25 May 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
25 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 240 284 240
Rank change year-on-year +44 -44 -22
Contract jobs citing SCOM 135 68 153
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.80% 0.44% 0.85%
As % of the Systems Management category 5.89% 4.07% 7.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 32 87
South East median daily rate £411 £435 £434
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.46% +0.23% +15.73%
10th Percentile £298 £256 £277
90th Percentile £525 £500 £545
England median daily rate £400 £425 £400
% change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 5
South East median hourly rate - £29.75 £55.65
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -46.54% -
England median hourly rate £31.00 £29.75 £23.75
% change year-on-year +4.20% +25.26% -10.38%

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 2,293 1,671 2,071
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 13.62% 10.91% 11.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,336 978 1,223
South East median daily rate £440 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £256
90th Percentile £588 £550 £538
England median daily rate £498 £460 £425
% change year-on-year +8.15% +8.24% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 63 83
South East median hourly rate £16.81 £17.50 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.96% -46.15% +75.68%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.00 £16.05
90th Percentile £56.03 £57.13 £57.50
England median hourly rate £18.00 £21.50 £21.33
% change year-on-year -16.28% +0.80% +6.65%

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 25 May 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 25 May 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 +21 66 £383 -10.00% 4
Thames Valley +18 60 £450 - 6
Berkshire +15 30 £500 +19.76% 4
Buckinghamshire -5 17 £450 -1.75% 1
Oxfordshire +10 13 £410 -8.89% 1
Surrey -20 7 £350 - 1
SCOM
England

For the 6 months to 25 May 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 86 (63.70%) Security Cleared
2 82 (60.74%) SCCM
3 77 (57.04%) SC Cleared
4 66 (48.89%) Microsoft
5 60 (44.44%) Windows
6 51 (37.78%) Active Directory
7 47 (34.81%) VMware
8 44 (32.59%) PowerShell
9 41 (30.37%) SolarWinds
10 38 (28.15%) Firewall
10 38 (28.15%) Cisco
11 37 (27.41%) VMware Infrastructure
12 30 (22.22%) DV Cleared
12 30 (22.22%) Windows Server
13 29 (21.48%) DNS
13 29 (21.48%) Linux
14 26 (19.26%) SQL
14 26 (19.26%) Microsoft Azure
15 25 (18.52%) ITIL
16 24 (17.78%) Hyper-V
16 24 (17.78%) Problem-Solving
16 24 (17.78%) Windows Server 2012
16 24 (17.78%) Cisco ISE
17 22 (16.30%) SCVMM
17 22 (16.30%) Amazon AWS
17 22 (16.30%) Network Management
17 22 (16.30%) Remedy
18 21 (15.56%) McAfee
19 18 (13.33%) Validation
19 18 (13.33%) Microsoft Office

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 18 (13.33%) MS Exchange
2 12 (8.89%) Apache
2 12 (8.89%) IIS
3 8 (5.93%) SharePoint
3 8 (5.93%) SharePoint Server
4 3 (2.22%) Skype for Business
5 2 (1.48%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.74%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2000
6 1 (0.74%) Tomcat
Applications
1 18 (13.33%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.74%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.74%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 26 (19.26%) Microsoft Azure
2 22 (16.30%) Amazon AWS
3 15 (11.11%) Office 365
4 5 (3.70%) IaaS
5 1 (0.74%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 38 (28.15%) Firewall
2 29 (21.48%) DNS
3 24 (17.78%) Cisco ISE
4 14 (10.37%) DHCP
4 14 (10.37%) SAN
5 12 (8.89%) TCP/IP
6 10 (7.41%) Network Security
7 9 (6.67%) iSCSI
7 9 (6.67%) VPN
8 8 (5.93%) Internet
9 7 (5.19%) LAN
9 7 (5.19%) WAN
10 6 (4.44%) Intrusion Detection
11 5 (3.70%) Wireless
12 4 (2.96%) BGP
12 4 (2.96%) Cisco IOS
12 4 (2.96%) NAS
12 4 (2.96%) Remote Desktop
13 3 (2.22%) Skype
13 3 (2.22%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (11.85%) SQL Server
2 10 (7.41%) SQL Server 2016
3 5 (3.70%) Oracle Database
3 5 (3.70%) Power BI
4 3 (2.22%) Big Data
4 3 (2.22%) Hadoop
4 3 (2.22%) Oracle Database 10g
4 3 (2.22%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (2.22%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (2.22%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.74%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.74%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 4 (2.96%) Jenkins
1 4 (2.96%) JMeter
1 4 (2.96%) LoadRunner
1 4 (2.96%) Subversion
2 2 (1.48%) JIRA
2 2 (1.48%) SilkTest
3 1 (0.74%) Introscope
3 1 (0.74%) LoadUI
3 1 (0.74%) SoapUI
3 1 (0.74%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (4.44%) Military
2 4 (2.96%) Finance
3 3 (2.22%) Publishing
4 2 (1.48%) Back Office
5 1 (0.74%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 26 (19.26%) Network Engineer
2 25 (18.52%) Architect
3 15 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 13 (9.63%) Systems Engineer
5 12 (8.89%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
6 10 (7.41%) Network Systems Engineer
6 10 (7.41%) Support Engineer
7 9 (6.67%) Enterprise Architect
7 9 (6.67%) Storage Specialist
8 8 (5.93%) Enterprise Management Architect
8 8 (5.93%) Network Security Engineer
8 8 (5.93%) Security Engineer
9 7 (5.19%) Analyst
9 7 (5.19%) Wintel Engineer
10 5 (3.70%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 5 (3.70%) Lead Architect
10 5 (3.70%) SCCM Engineer
11 4 (2.96%) AWS Engineer
11 4 (2.96%) SCCM Infrastructure Engineer
11 4 (2.96%) SCCM Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (6.67%) Web Services
2 4 (2.96%) REST
3 2 (1.48%) .NET
4 1 (0.74%) Drools
4 1 (0.74%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 18 (13.33%) PKI
2 15 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (9.63%) Clustering
3 13 (9.63%) Management Information System
4 5 (3.70%) Data Centre
4 5 (3.70%) Video Conferencing
5 4 (2.96%) Computer Science
6 3 (2.22%) Client/Server
6 3 (2.22%) Enterprise Cloud
7 2 (1.48%) DataPower
7 2 (1.48%) Hybrid Cloud
7 2 (1.48%) Replication
8 1 (0.74%) e-Health
8 1 (0.74%) Fat Client
8 1 (0.74%) Minimum Viable Product
8 1 (0.74%) Private Cloud
8 1 (0.74%) Self-Motivation
8 1 (0.74%) Thin Client
8 1 (0.74%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 60 (44.44%) Windows
2 30 (22.22%) Windows Server
3 29 (21.48%) Linux
4 24 (17.78%) Windows Server 2012
5 16 (11.85%) Unix
6 14 (10.37%) Windows Server 2008
7 9 (6.67%) Data ONTAP
7 9 (6.67%) Solaris
8 8 (5.93%) Windows 7
9 7 (5.19%) Windows Server 2003
10 5 (3.70%) Windows 10
11 4 (2.96%) Windows Vista
12 2 (1.48%) Check Point GAiA
13 1 (0.74%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.74%) Windows 2000 Server
13 1 (0.74%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (18.52%) ITIL
2 24 (17.78%) Problem-Solving
3 22 (16.30%) Network Management
4 18 (13.33%) Validation
5 15 (11.11%) Server Building
6 11 (8.15%) DevOps
7 9 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
7 9 (6.67%) Due Diligence
7 9 (6.67%) ITIL V3
7 9 (6.67%) Problem Management
7 9 (6.67%) Virtual Environments
8 8 (5.93%) Change Management
8 8 (5.93%) Service Design
8 8 (5.93%) Service Management
9 7 (5.19%) Customer Requirements
9 7 (5.19%) Matrix Organization
9 7 (5.19%) Mentoring
9 7 (5.19%) Patch Management
9 7 (5.19%) Performance Tuning
9 7 (5.19%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 44 (32.59%) PowerShell
2 26 (19.26%) SQL
3 8 (5.93%) C#
4 6 (4.44%) C
4 6 (4.44%) VB
4 6 (4.44%) VBScript
5 5 (3.70%) Bash Shell
5 5 (3.70%) Python
6 2 (1.48%) JavaScript
6 2 (1.48%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.74%) Java
Qualifications
1 86 (63.70%) Security Cleared
2 77 (57.04%) SC Cleared
3 30 (22.22%) DV Cleared
4 18 (13.33%) Cisco Certification
5 15 (11.11%) CCNP
6 10 (7.41%) CCIE
6 10 (7.41%) Microsoft Certification
7 7 (5.19%) MCSE
8 6 (4.44%) Degree
9 4 (2.96%) Computer Science Degree
9 4 (2.96%) MCP
10 3 (2.22%) CCNA
10 3 (2.22%) CCSP
10 3 (2.22%) ISEB
10 3 (2.22%) ISTQB
10 3 (2.22%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 3 (2.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 3 (2.22%) MCITP
10 3 (2.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 2 (1.48%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.96%) PMO
2 2 (1.48%) SLA
3 1 (0.74%) HMG Infosec
3 1 (0.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.74%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 51 (37.78%) Active Directory
2 37 (27.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (17.78%) Hyper-V
4 11 (8.15%) Virtual Machines
5 9 (6.67%) NFS
5 9 (6.67%) vSphere
6 5 (3.70%) VMware Server
7 3 (2.22%) DFS Replication
7 3 (2.22%) VMware Workstation
8 2 (1.48%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (1.48%) Virtual Servers
8 2 (1.48%) XenApp
8 2 (1.48%) XenServer
9 1 (0.74%) Firmware
9 1 (0.74%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.74%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 82 (60.74%) SCCM
2 22 (16.30%) SCVMM
3 11 (8.15%) McAfee ePO
4 10 (7.41%) SCSM
5 7 (5.19%) Nagios
5 7 (5.19%) WSUS
6 4 (2.96%) Perfmon
7 3 (2.22%) Backup Exec
7 3 (2.22%) Microsoft Clustering
7 3 (2.22%) OVSD
8 2 (1.48%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 2 (1.48%) NetBackup
9 1 (0.74%) Ansible
9 1 (0.74%) BMC PATROL
9 1 (0.74%) CA Wily
9 1 (0.74%) Microsoft Intune
9 1 (0.74%) Nessus
9 1 (0.74%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 1 (0.74%) SCDPM
9 1 (0.74%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 66 (48.89%) Microsoft
2 47 (34.81%) VMware
3 41 (30.37%) SolarWinds
4 38 (28.15%) Cisco
5 22 (16.30%) Remedy
6 21 (15.56%) McAfee
7 16 (11.85%) HP
7 16 (11.85%) NetApp
8 11 (8.15%) Citrix
8 11 (8.15%) Oracle
9 8 (5.93%) Veeam
10 6 (4.44%) CheckPoint
11 5 (3.70%) Juniper
12 4 (2.96%) Lumension
12 4 (2.96%) Palo Alto
12 4 (2.96%) Symantec
13 3 (2.22%) arcserve
13 3 (2.22%) LogRhythm
14 2 (1.48%) IBM
14 2 (1.48%) IronPort