Period
to 17 December 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 17 December 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
17 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 268 255 245
Rank change year-on-year -13 -10 -5
Contract jobs citing SCOM 121 123 120
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.72% 0.73% 0.75%
As % of the Systems Management category 5.15% 5.68% 6.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 88 79
South East median daily rate £430 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.50% +6.67% +3.45%
10th Percentile £304 £269 £238
90th Percentile £510 £478 £500
England median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 8
South East median hourly rate £21.00 - £43.28
England median hourly rate £21.00 £12.50 £43.28
% change year-on-year +68.00% -71.12% +16.69%

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 2,351 2,167 1,861
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 13.92% 12.90% 11.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,380 1,332 1,080
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 £588 £539
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 77 61 60
South East median hourly rate £17.00 £14.50 £28.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.24% -49.57% +43.75%
10th Percentile £11.85 £12.00 £12.25
90th Percentile £50.10 £47.50 £59.31
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £20.73
% change year-on-year - -15.58% +3.65%

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

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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 17 December 2018.

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
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 17 December 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 +14 64 £425 - 6
Thames Valley -26 46 £474 +22.26% 2
Berkshire -31 21 £475 +39.71% 1
Buckinghamshire +32 16 £400 -5.88%
Oxfordshire -15 9 £475 +18.75% 1
Surrey -8 8 £403 -10.56% 4
West Sussex - 3 £358 -
SCOM
England

For the 6 months to 17 December 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 96 (79.34%) SCCM
2 87 (71.90%) Windows
3 61 (50.41%) Active Directory
4 50 (41.32%) Security Cleared
5 49 (40.50%) Microsoft
6 47 (38.84%) VMware
7 42 (34.71%) SC Cleared
8 39 (32.23%) Windows Server
9 38 (31.40%) PowerShell
10 34 (28.10%) DNS
11 31 (25.62%) Linux
12 30 (24.79%) VMware Infrastructure
13 25 (20.66%) SolarWinds
13 25 (20.66%) Microsoft Azure
14 24 (19.83%) HP
14 24 (19.83%) Windows Server 2012
15 23 (19.01%) SQL
15 23 (19.01%) Splunk
16 22 (18.18%) PKI
16 22 (18.18%) Citrix
17 21 (17.36%) Management Information System
17 21 (17.36%) Windows Server 2008
17 21 (17.36%) Hyper-V
18 20 (16.53%) SQL Server
19 18 (14.88%) Cisco
19 18 (14.88%) WSUS
20 17 (14.05%) Amazon AWS
20 17 (14.05%) IIS
20 17 (14.05%) Data Centre
21 16 (13.22%) MS Exchange

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 17 (14.05%) IIS
2 16 (13.22%) MS Exchange
3 10 (8.26%) Apache
4 9 (7.44%) SharePoint
5 5 (4.13%) BizTalk Server
5 5 (4.13%) Tomcat
6 4 (3.31%) Skype for Business
7 3 (2.48%) SharePoint Server
8 2 (1.65%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (0.83%) OpenStack
Applications
1 11 (9.09%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (4.13%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 25 (20.66%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (14.05%) Amazon AWS
3 12 (9.92%) Office 365
4 11 (9.09%) IaaS
5 2 (1.65%) Dynamics 365
5 2 (1.65%) Google Analytics
5 2 (1.65%) PaaS
6 1 (0.83%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.83%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 34 (28.10%) DNS
2 16 (13.22%) DHCP
3 15 (12.40%) Firewall
3 15 (12.40%) SAN
4 11 (9.09%) VPN
5 9 (7.44%) Remote Desktop
6 8 (6.61%) LAN
6 8 (6.61%) NetScaler
7 7 (5.79%) SMTP
8 5 (4.13%) Cisco ISE
8 5 (4.13%) FTP
8 5 (4.13%) HTTP
8 5 (4.13%) Skype
8 5 (4.13%) SSL
8 5 (4.13%) TCP/IP
9 4 (3.31%) Internet
9 4 (3.31%) VoIP
10 3 (2.48%) Cisco Nexus
10 3 (2.48%) iSCSI
10 3 (2.48%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (16.53%) SQL Server
2 8 (6.61%) SQL Server 2012
3 7 (5.79%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (4.96%) Oracle Database
4 6 (4.96%) Oracle Database 10g
5 5 (4.13%) SQL Server 2005
6 4 (3.31%) Power BI
6 4 (3.31%) SQL Server 2014
7 3 (2.48%) MongoDB
7 3 (2.48%) SQL Server 2016
8 2 (1.65%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (1.65%) JIRA
1 2 (1.65%) Sonatype Nexus
1 2 (1.65%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.83%) MSI
General
1 7 (5.79%) Law
2 4 (3.31%) Finance
3 3 (2.48%) Military
3 3 (2.48%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 17 (14.05%) Analyst
2 15 (12.40%) Architect
3 11 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 11 (9.09%) Support Engineer
4 10 (8.26%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 9 (7.44%) Consultant
5 9 (7.44%) Infrastructure Support
6 8 (6.61%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 8 (6.61%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
6 8 (6.61%) Support Analyst
6 8 (6.61%) Wintel Engineer
7 7 (5.79%) Administrator
8 6 (4.96%) Infrastructure Architect
8 6 (4.96%) Systems Engineer
9 5 (4.13%) Splunk Administrator
10 4 (3.31%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
10 4 (3.31%) Firewall Engineer
10 4 (3.31%) Technical Manager
10 4 (3.31%) Technical Project Manager
10 4 (3.31%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.13%) .NET
1 5 (4.13%) .NET Framework
2 4 (3.31%) REST
3 3 (2.48%) Drools
3 3 (2.48%) Web Services
4 2 (1.65%) AngularJS
4 2 (1.65%) Node.js
4 2 (1.65%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 1 (0.83%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 22 (18.18%) PKI
2 21 (17.36%) Management Information System
3 17 (14.05%) Data Centre
4 9 (7.44%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (5.79%) Clustering
6 5 (4.13%) DataPower
7 4 (3.31%) Client/Server
8 2 (1.65%) Driving Licence
8 2 (1.65%) Hybrid Cloud
8 2 (1.65%) Private Cloud
8 2 (1.65%) Public Cloud
8 2 (1.65%) Self-Motivation
8 2 (1.65%) Virtual Team
9 1 (0.83%) Greenfield Project
9 1 (0.83%) IVR
9 1 (0.83%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 87 (71.90%) Windows
2 39 (32.23%) Windows Server
3 31 (25.62%) Linux
4 24 (19.83%) Windows Server 2012
5 21 (17.36%) Windows Server 2008
6 13 (10.74%) Unix
7 9 (7.44%) Windows 7
8 7 (5.79%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (4.13%) Check Point GAiA
9 5 (4.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (4.13%) Windows 10
10 3 (2.48%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (11.57%) ITIL
1 14 (11.57%) Server Building
2 13 (10.74%) Migration
2 13 (10.74%) Problem-Solving
3 11 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 11 (9.09%) Patch Management
3 11 (9.09%) SIEM
3 11 (9.09%) Validation
4 9 (7.44%) Problem Management
4 9 (7.44%) Project Management
5 8 (6.61%) Change Management
5 8 (6.61%) Disaster Recovery
5 8 (6.61%) Incident Management
5 8 (6.61%) ITIL V3
5 8 (6.61%) Server Management
6 7 (5.79%) Due Diligence
6 7 (5.79%) E-Commerce
6 7 (5.79%) Service Delivery
6 7 (5.79%) Target Operating Model
7 6 (4.96%) Infrastructure Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 38 (31.40%) PowerShell
2 23 (19.01%) SQL
3 10 (8.26%) Java
4 3 (2.48%) Bash Shell
4 3 (2.48%) Python
4 3 (2.48%) T-SQL
5 2 (1.65%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.83%) C
6 1 (0.83%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 50 (41.32%) Security Cleared
2 42 (34.71%) SC Cleared
3 10 (8.26%) DV Cleared
4 9 (7.44%) Degree
5 7 (5.79%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (4.13%) CCSE
6 5 (4.13%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (4.13%) Citrix Certification
7 4 (3.31%) MCSE
8 3 (2.48%) CCIE
9 2 (1.65%) AWS Certification
9 2 (1.65%) CCNA
9 2 (1.65%) CCNP
9 2 (1.65%) CTC Cleared
9 2 (1.65%) MCITP
9 2 (1.65%) MCSA
9 2 (1.65%) VCP6
9 2 (1.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (0.83%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 1 (0.83%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.65%) QA
1 2 (1.65%) SLA
2 1 (0.83%) JSP 440
System Software
1 61 (50.41%) Active Directory
2 30 (24.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (17.36%) Hyper-V
4 11 (9.09%) VMware ESXi
5 10 (8.26%) vSphere
6 6 (4.96%) VMware Workstation
7 3 (2.48%) XenDesktop
8 2 (1.65%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (1.65%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (1.65%) VMware Server
8 2 (1.65%) Xen
8 2 (1.65%) XenServer
9 1 (0.83%) DFS Replication
9 1 (0.83%) Docker
9 1 (0.83%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.83%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.83%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 96 (79.34%) SCCM
2 18 (14.88%) WSUS
3 16 (13.22%) SCVMM
4 10 (8.26%) Nagios
5 5 (4.13%) NetBackup
5 5 (4.13%) OVSD
5 5 (4.13%) SCSM
5 5 (4.13%) vCenter Server
6 3 (2.48%) Ansible
6 3 (2.48%) BMC PATROL
6 3 (2.48%) Failover Clustering
6 3 (2.48%) McAfee ePO
6 3 (2.48%) Microsoft Clustering
6 3 (2.48%) SCOrch
6 3 (2.48%) Single Sign-On
6 3 (2.48%) SolarWinds Orion
7 2 (1.65%) AirWatch
7 2 (1.65%) Microsoft Intune
7 2 (1.65%) PaperCut
7 2 (1.65%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 49 (40.50%) Microsoft
2 47 (38.84%) VMware
3 25 (20.66%) SolarWinds
4 24 (19.83%) HP
5 23 (19.01%) Splunk
6 22 (18.18%) Citrix
7 18 (14.88%) Cisco
8 12 (9.92%) Oracle
9 10 (8.26%) Remedy
9 10 (8.26%) Veeam
10 8 (6.61%) IBM
10 8 (6.61%) McAfee
11 7 (5.79%) Adobe
11 7 (5.79%) ServiceNow
11 7 (5.79%) Sony
12 5 (4.13%) CheckPoint
12 5 (4.13%) CommVault
12 5 (4.13%) IronPort
12 5 (4.13%) Red Hat
13 4 (3.31%) Veritas