Period
to 16 February 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 16 February 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
16 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 185 170 202
Rank change year-on-year -15 +32 +5
Contract jobs citing SCOM 47 23 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.74% 0.44% 0.073%
As % of the Systems Management category 4.81% 4.14% 0.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 17 3
South West median daily rate £413 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.94% +13.33% -14.29%
10th Percentile £281 £253 £318
90th Percentile £538 £493 £433
England median daily rate £400 £400 £420
% change year-on-year - -4.76% +10.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
South West median hourly rate - £23.50 -
England median hourly rate £20.65 £18.50 £43.28
% change year-on-year +11.59% -57.26% +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 West with a requirement for systems management skills.

All Systems Management Skills
South West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 977 555 441
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 15.36% 10.65% 8.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 591 308 282
South West median daily rate £450 £450 £368
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +22.45% -1.01%
10th Percentile £310 £242 £250
90th Percentile £600 £608 £575
England median daily rate £500 £488 £450
% change year-on-year +2.56% +8.33% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 12 12
South West median hourly rate £40.00 £20.31 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +96.92% -49.22% +77.78%
10th Percentile £17.50 £17.44 £28.00
90th Percentile £49.50 £24.48 £47.43
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year - -12.50% -

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 16 February 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
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 16 February 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
Wiltshire -18 23 £463 - 3
Gloucestershire +4 15 £400 -20.00% 3
Dorset +7 4 £122 -71.41% 1
Bristol -33 4 £350 +12.45% 2
SCOM
England

For the 6 months to 16 February 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 42 (89.36%) Windows
2 39 (82.98%) Active Directory
3 36 (76.60%) SCCM
4 33 (70.21%) Security Cleared
5 32 (68.09%) Microsoft
6 24 (51.06%) Windows Server 2012
6 24 (51.06%) Windows Server
7 23 (48.94%) Windows 10
8 19 (40.43%) VMware
9 17 (36.17%) DV Cleared
10 16 (34.04%) MS Exchange
11 15 (31.91%) Linux
11 15 (31.91%) PowerShell
11 15 (31.91%) Hyper-V
12 14 (29.79%) SC Cleared
12 14 (29.79%) SCVMM
12 14 (29.79%) ITIL
12 14 (29.79%) Cisco
13 12 (25.53%) VMware Infrastructure
14 10 (21.28%) DNS
14 10 (21.28%) Windows 7
15 9 (19.15%) Data Protection
15 9 (19.15%) VMware ESXi
15 9 (19.15%) Virtual Desktop
15 9 (19.15%) Security Monitoring
15 9 (19.15%) SharePoint
15 9 (19.15%) Citrix
15 9 (19.15%) Technical Architecture
16 8 (17.02%) Service Management
16 8 (17.02%) Microsoft Certification

SCOM
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 16 (34.04%) MS Exchange
2 9 (19.15%) SharePoint
3 4 (8.51%) IIS
4 2 (4.26%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (4.26%) SharePoint Server
4 2 (4.26%) Skype for Business
4 2 (4.26%) WebLogic
5 1 (2.13%) Apache
5 1 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 8 (17.02%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (10.64%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (4.26%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 8 (17.02%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (14.89%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (14.89%) Office 365
3 2 (4.26%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 10 (21.28%) DNS
2 8 (17.02%) DHCP
3 7 (14.89%) Firewall
4 6 (12.77%) Cisco Nexus
4 6 (12.77%) Intrusion Detection
4 6 (12.77%) Remote Desktop
4 6 (12.77%) SAN
4 6 (12.77%) Unified Communications
4 6 (12.77%) WAN
5 4 (8.51%) Software-Defined Networking
6 2 (4.26%) Kerberos
6 2 (4.26%) NetScaler
6 2 (4.26%) Reverse Proxy
6 2 (4.26%) Skype
6 2 (4.26%) VPN
6 2 (4.26%) WAAS
7 1 (2.13%) BIG-IP
7 1 (2.13%) Internet
7 1 (2.13%) Network Security
7 1 (2.13%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (10.64%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.26%) Oracle Database
2 2 (4.26%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (4.26%) Oracle Database 12c
2 2 (4.26%) Oracle OWB
2 2 (4.26%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 2 (4.26%) AdminStudio
1 2 (4.26%) Jenkins
1 2 (4.26%) Maven
1 2 (4.26%) PeopleTools
General
1 4 (8.51%) Finance
2 2 (4.26%) Local Government
2 2 (4.26%) Military
Job Titles
1 11 (23.40%) Architect
2 9 (19.15%) Wintel Engineer
3 6 (12.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 5 (10.64%) Solutions Architect
5 4 (8.51%) Consultant
5 4 (8.51%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (6.38%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 3 (6.38%) Network Architect
6 3 (6.38%) Technical Architect
6 3 (6.38%) Technical Leader
7 2 (4.26%) Applications Packager
7 2 (4.26%) DBA
7 2 (4.26%) Developer
7 2 (4.26%) Infrastructure Architect
7 2 (4.26%) Infrastructure Consultant
7 2 (4.26%) Security Architect
7 2 (4.26%) Server Engineer
7 2 (4.26%) Service Analyst
7 2 (4.26%) Service Desk Analyst
7 2 (4.26%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.26%) .NET
1 2 (4.26%) JSON
1 2 (4.26%) LDAP
1 2 (4.26%) Middleware
1 2 (4.26%) REST
1 2 (4.26%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (14.89%) Management Information System
1 7 (14.89%) PKI
2 5 (10.64%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (8.51%) Data Centre
3 4 (8.51%) Hybrid Cloud
4 2 (4.26%) Device Driver
5 1 (2.13%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 42 (89.36%) Windows
2 24 (51.06%) Windows Server
2 24 (51.06%) Windows Server 2012
3 23 (48.94%) Windows 10
4 15 (31.91%) Linux
5 10 (21.28%) Windows 7
6 3 (6.38%) Unix
6 3 (6.38%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (4.26%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (2.13%) CentOS
8 1 (2.13%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (29.79%) ITIL
2 9 (19.15%) Data Protection
2 9 (19.15%) Security Monitoring
2 9 (19.15%) Technical Architecture
3 8 (17.02%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 8 (17.02%) Service Management
4 7 (14.89%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (14.89%) ITIL V3
4 7 (14.89%) Security Architecture
5 6 (12.77%) Cybersecurity
5 6 (12.77%) Information Assurance
5 6 (12.77%) IT Strategy
5 6 (12.77%) ITSM
5 6 (12.77%) TOGAF
6 5 (10.64%) Infrastructure Management
7 4 (8.51%) Configuration Management
7 4 (8.51%) Incident Management
7 4 (8.51%) Migration
7 4 (8.51%) PRINCE2
8 3 (6.38%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (31.91%) PowerShell
2 3 (6.38%) SQL
3 2 (4.26%) C++
3 2 (4.26%) Java
3 2 (4.26%) Perl
3 2 (4.26%) PL/SQL
3 2 (4.26%) Python
3 2 (4.26%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 33 (70.21%) Security Cleared
2 17 (36.17%) DV Cleared
3 14 (29.79%) SC Cleared
4 8 (17.02%) MCSA
4 8 (17.02%) MCSE
4 8 (17.02%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (12.77%) MCP
6 4 (8.51%) CCNA
6 4 (8.51%) CCNP
6 4 (8.51%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (6.38%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (6.38%) TOGAF Certification
8 2 (4.26%) Computer Science Degree
8 2 (4.26%) Degree
9 1 (2.13%) CEH
9 1 (2.13%) ISEB
9 1 (2.13%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (14.89%) SLA
2 1 (2.13%) RMADS
System Software
1 39 (82.98%) Active Directory
2 15 (31.91%) Hyper-V
3 12 (25.53%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (19.15%) Virtual Desktop
4 9 (19.15%) VMware ESXi
5 6 (12.77%) Virtual Machines
6 4 (8.51%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 4 (8.51%) Virtual Servers
6 4 (8.51%) XenApp
6 4 (8.51%) XenDesktop
7 2 (4.26%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 2 (4.26%) Docker
7 2 (4.26%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (4.26%) vSphere
8 1 (2.13%) ProxySG
8 1 (2.13%) VMware NSX
8 1 (2.13%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 36 (76.60%) SCCM
2 14 (29.79%) SCVMM
3 4 (8.51%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (8.51%) Puppet
4 3 (6.38%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 3 (6.38%) SCOrch
4 3 (6.38%) vRealize
5 2 (4.26%) Ansible
5 2 (4.26%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
5 2 (4.26%) Nagios
5 2 (4.26%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 2 (4.26%) Oracle RMAN
5 2 (4.26%) Single Sign-On
5 2 (4.26%) Tivoli
5 2 (4.26%) WSUS
6 1 (2.13%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (2.13%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 32 (68.09%) Microsoft
2 19 (40.43%) VMware
3 14 (29.79%) Cisco
4 9 (19.15%) Citrix
5 4 (8.51%) Oracle
6 2 (4.26%) IBM
6 2 (4.26%) NetApp
6 2 (4.26%) PeopleSoft
6 2 (4.26%) Splunk
7 1 (2.13%) Blue Coat
7 1 (2.13%) CheckPoint
7 1 (2.13%) Dell
7 1 (2.13%) F5
7 1 (2.13%) Fortinet
7 1 (2.13%) HP
7 1 (2.13%) McAfee
7 1 (2.13%) Palo Alto
7 1 (2.13%) Scality