Period
to 18 July 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West 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 18 July 2019 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 West
6 months to
18 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 132 172 190
Rank change year-on-year +40 +18 -6
Contract jobs citing SCOM 84 31 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.34% 0.58% 0.33%
As % of the Systems Management category 7.60% 4.16% 4.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 20 18
South West median daily rate £475 £430 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.47% +14.67% +3.45%
10th Percentile £250 £261 £263
90th Percentile £538 £531 £450
England median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 0
South West median hourly rate £23.75 £31.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.39% - -
England median hourly rate £23.75 £26.22 £28.63
% change year-on-year -9.40% -8.42% +10.10%

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 West with a requirement for systems management skills.

All Systems Management Skills
South West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 1,105 745 446
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 17.65% 14.02% 8.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 684 397 283
South West median daily rate £500 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.65% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £291 £250 £225
90th Percentile £650 £600 £575
England median daily rate £500 £488 £465
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.84% +9.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 35 10
South West median hourly rate £22.00 £31.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -29.03% -31.11% +193.06%
10th Percentile £14.94 £15.65 £26.01
90th Percentile £40.00 £47.00 £48.88
England median hourly rate £20.00 £19.20 £17.89
% change year-on-year +4.17% +7.35% -18.70%

SCOM
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings citing SCOM as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South West.

Job vacancy trend for SCOM in the South West

SCOM
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SCOM in the South West.

Contractor daily rate trend for SCOM in the South West

SCOM
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SCOM in the South West over the 6 months to 18 July 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SCOM in the South West

SCOM
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SCOM in the South West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SCOM in the South West

SCOM
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing SCOM in the South West over the 6 months to 18 July 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for SCOM in the South West

SCOM
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 6 months to 18 July 2019. 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
Gloucestershire +14 35 £475 +43.40% 2
Wiltshire -14 25 £475 +3.26% 5
Dorset +10 11 £300 -22.58% 1
Bristol -10 5 £243 -52.22%
Cornwall +10 4 £250 -
Devon - 1 £250 -
SCOM
England

For the 6 months to 18 July 2019, 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 West region with a requirement for SCOM.

1 78 (92.86%) Windows
2 77 (91.67%) SCCM
3 73 (86.90%) Active Directory
4 56 (66.67%) Security Cleared
4 56 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
5 55 (65.48%) Windows Server
6 53 (63.10%) DV Cleared
7 49 (58.33%) Microsoft
8 44 (52.38%) Hyper-V
9 40 (47.62%) ITIL
10 39 (46.43%) Windows 10
11 35 (41.67%) SCVMM
12 33 (39.29%) DHCP
13 32 (38.10%) Virtual Desktop
14 30 (35.71%) VMware
15 26 (30.95%) PowerShell
15 26 (30.95%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 25 (29.76%) Data Protection
17 24 (28.57%) VMware ESXi
17 24 (28.57%) Virtual Machines
18 23 (27.38%) Data Centre
18 23 (27.38%) Service Management
18 23 (27.38%) DNS
18 23 (27.38%) Cisco
19 22 (26.19%) ITIL V3
19 22 (26.19%) VMware Infrastructure
20 21 (25.00%) Citrix
20 21 (25.00%) Linux
20 21 (25.00%) Firewall
21 19 (22.62%) MCSE

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Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 (21.43%) MS Exchange
2 15 (17.86%) SharePoint
3 6 (7.14%) IIS
4 5 (5.95%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (5.95%) Exchange Server 2013
4 5 (5.95%) SharePoint Server
5 3 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2003
5 3 (3.57%) Skype for Business
6 1 (1.19%) Confluence
6 1 (1.19%) WebLogic
Applications
1 9 (10.71%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (3.57%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 19 (22.62%) Microsoft Azure
2 15 (17.86%) Amazon AWS
3 13 (15.48%) Office 365
4 4 (4.76%) Azure Stack
5 2 (2.38%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (2.38%) IaaS
5 2 (2.38%) PaaS
5 2 (2.38%) SaaS
6 1 (1.19%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 33 (39.29%) DHCP
2 23 (27.38%) DNS
3 21 (25.00%) Firewall
4 12 (14.29%) Intrusion Detection
5 10 (11.90%) Network Security
5 10 (11.90%) Remote Desktop
6 8 (9.52%) Cisco Nexus
6 8 (9.52%) Unified Communications
6 8 (9.52%) WAN
7 6 (7.14%) SAN
8 5 (5.95%) BIG-IP
8 5 (5.95%) Cisco ASA
8 5 (5.95%) NAS
8 5 (5.95%) WebEx
8 5 (5.95%) Wireless
9 4 (4.76%) Junos
9 4 (4.76%) Software-Defined Networking
10 3 (3.57%) Kerberos
10 3 (3.57%) TCP/IP
11 2 (2.38%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (9.52%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.19%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.19%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (1.19%) Oracle Database 12c
2 1 (1.19%) Oracle OWB
Development Applications
1 5 (5.95%) Jenkins
1 5 (5.95%) Maven
2 1 (1.19%) JIRA
2 1 (1.19%) PeopleTools
2 1 (1.19%) TestRail
2 1 (1.19%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.19%) Zephyr
General
1 5 (5.95%) Finance
2 3 (3.57%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 16 (19.05%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 14 (16.67%) Wintel Engineer
3 12 (14.29%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 11 (13.10%) Architect
5 7 (8.33%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 7 (8.33%) Analyst
5 7 (8.33%) Systems Analyst
6 6 (7.14%) Cloud Engineer
6 6 (7.14%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
6 6 (7.14%) Server Engineer
6 6 (7.14%) Systems Engineer
7 5 (5.95%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
7 5 (5.95%) Support Engineer
7 5 (5.95%) Technical Architect
8 4 (4.76%) Developer
8 4 (4.76%) Network Designer
8 4 (4.76%) Senior Cloud Engineer
8 4 (4.76%) Senior Technician
8 4 (4.76%) Server Technician
8 4 (4.76%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (7.14%) Web Services
2 5 (5.95%) Middleware
2 5 (5.95%) REST
2 5 (5.95%) SOAP
3 3 (3.57%) .NET
3 3 (3.57%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 23 (27.38%) Data Centre
2 16 (19.05%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (16.67%) Hybrid Cloud
4 12 (14.29%) Clustering
5 11 (13.10%) User Experience
6 4 (4.76%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 4 (4.76%) PKI
7 2 (2.38%) Public Cloud
8 1 (1.19%) e-Learning
8 1 (1.19%) iPad
8 1 (1.19%) Management Information System
8 1 (1.19%) Mobile Computing
8 1 (1.19%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 78 (92.86%) Windows
2 56 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 55 (65.48%) Windows Server
4 39 (46.43%) Windows 10
5 21 (25.00%) Linux
6 15 (17.86%) Windows 7
7 12 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (7.14%) Unix
9 4 (4.76%) CentOS
10 3 (3.57%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (2.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (1.19%) Mac OS
12 1 (1.19%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (47.62%) ITIL
2 26 (30.95%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 25 (29.76%) Data Protection
4 23 (27.38%) Service Management
5 22 (26.19%) ITIL V3
6 18 (21.43%) ITSM
6 18 (21.43%) Preventative Maintenance
7 17 (20.24%) Migration
8 16 (19.05%) Agile Software Development
9 12 (14.29%) Application Virtualisation
9 12 (14.29%) Security Monitoring
10 11 (13.10%) Problem Management
10 11 (13.10%) Service Delivery
11 9 (10.71%) Continuous Delivery
11 9 (10.71%) TOGAF
12 8 (9.52%) Technical Architecture
13 7 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
14 6 (7.14%) PRINCE2
14 6 (7.14%) Scrum
14 6 (7.14%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 26 (30.95%) PowerShell
2 6 (7.14%) Python
3 5 (5.95%) Perl
3 5 (5.95%) Ruby
4 3 (3.57%) C++
4 3 (3.57%) Java
5 2 (2.38%) SQL
6 1 (1.19%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.19%) PHP
6 1 (1.19%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 56 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 53 (63.10%) DV Cleared
3 19 (22.62%) MCSE
3 19 (22.62%) Microsoft Certification
4 18 (21.43%) SC Cleared
5 17 (20.24%) MCSA
6 14 (16.67%) MCP
7 10 (11.90%) Cisco Certification
7 10 (11.90%) Degree
8 9 (10.71%) CCNP
9 6 (7.14%) CCNA
10 5 (5.95%) Computer Science Degree
11 4 (4.76%) CCDP
11 4 (4.76%) CCIE
12 3 (3.57%) TOGAF Certification
13 2 (2.38%) CCIE Security
14 1 (1.19%) CCA
14 1 (1.19%) ISEB
14 1 (1.19%) ITIL Certification
14 1 (1.19%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (16.67%) SLA
2 1 (1.19%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 1 (1.19%) RMADS
System Software
1 73 (86.90%) Active Directory
2 44 (52.38%) Hyper-V
3 32 (38.10%) Virtual Desktop
4 24 (28.57%) Virtual Machines
4 24 (28.57%) VMware ESXi
5 22 (26.19%) VMware Infrastructure
6 13 (15.48%) Microsoft App-V
6 13 (15.48%) XenDesktop
7 12 (14.29%) DFS Replication
8 5 (5.95%) vSphere
9 4 (4.76%) BitLocker
9 4 (4.76%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 4 (4.76%) Virtual Servers
9 4 (4.76%) XenApp
10 3 (3.57%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 2 (2.38%) ProxySG
12 1 (1.19%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 77 (91.67%) SCCM
2 35 (41.67%) SCVMM
3 18 (21.43%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 17 (20.24%) WSUS
5 12 (14.29%) Failover Clustering
5 12 (14.29%) Microsoft Clustering
5 12 (14.29%) SCDPM
5 12 (14.29%) SCSM
6 6 (7.14%) SCOrch
7 5 (5.95%) Ansible
7 5 (5.95%) Nagios
7 5 (5.95%) Opscode Chef
7 5 (5.95%) Puppet
7 5 (5.95%) Tivoli
8 4 (4.76%) vRealize
9 3 (3.57%) Single Sign-On
10 2 (2.38%) vCenter Server
11 1 (1.19%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
11 1 (1.19%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 1 (1.19%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 49 (58.33%) Microsoft
2 30 (35.71%) VMware
3 23 (27.38%) Cisco
4 21 (25.00%) Citrix
5 11 (13.10%) HP
6 9 (10.71%) McAfee
7 6 (7.14%) Dell
8 5 (5.95%) Blue Coat
8 5 (5.95%) CheckPoint
8 5 (5.95%) F5
8 5 (5.95%) Fortinet
8 5 (5.95%) NetApp
8 5 (5.95%) Palo Alto
8 5 (5.95%) Remedy
9 3 (3.57%) Oracle
10 2 (2.38%) Red Hat
11 1 (1.19%) ArcSight
11 1 (1.19%) PeopleSoft
11 1 (1.19%) Scality
11 1 (1.19%) Splunk