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 3 months to 24 March 2017 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM)
England / South West
Rank 135 134 133
Rank change year-on-year -1 -1  
Contract jobs citing SCOM 5 4 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.19% 0.14% 0.35%
As % of the Systems Management category 2.76% 1.67% 5.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 7
Median daily rate £363 £450 £356
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -19.44% +26.31%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £390 £244
10% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £400 £369
% change year-on-year -12.50% +8.47%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £54.08 £40.83 £27.00
% change year-on-year +32.45% +51.20%  

SCOM is in the systems management skills category. The next 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.

Systems Management Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 181 239 211
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 6.97% 8.26% 6.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 113 161 133
Median daily rate £425 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% -6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £225 £247
10% offered a daily rate of more than £549 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 12
Median hourly rate £21.30 £17.00 £18.53
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.29% -8.25%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.34 £10.45 £12.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.26 £19.35 £37.35
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year -15.55% +4.65%  

SCOM
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West citing SCOM as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Systems Management category.

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 3 months to 24 March 2017.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 24 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bristol +6 3 £275 -26.66% 2
Somerset - 2 £388 - 1
SCOM
England

SCOM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SCOM also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South West region with a requirement for SCOM.

1 6 (100.00%) Windows
1 6 (100.00%) SCCM
2 5 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 5 (83.33%) SCOrch
3 4 (66.67%) Active Directory
3 4 (66.67%) DNS
4 3 (50.00%) DHCP
4 3 (50.00%) Windows 10
4 3 (50.00%) Windows Server
5 2 (33.33%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (33.33%) IBM
5 2 (33.33%) Public Cloud
5 2 (33.33%) Office 365
5 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (33.33%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (33.33%) VPN
5 2 (33.33%) LAN
5 2 (33.33%) WAN
5 2 (33.33%) MS Office
5 2 (33.33%) HP
5 2 (33.33%) Dell
5 2 (33.33%) ISA Server
5 2 (33.33%) Configuration Management
5 2 (33.33%) Firewall
5 2 (33.33%) VMware
6 1 (16.67%) Information Security
6 1 (16.67%) Programme Management
6 1 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (16.67%) SLA

SCOM
Top Related 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 1 (16.67%) MS Exchange
1 1 (16.67%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (33.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (16.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (33.33%) Office 365
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (66.67%) DNS
2 3 (50.00%) DHCP
3 2 (33.33%) Firewall
3 2 (33.33%) LAN
3 2 (33.33%) VPN
3 2 (33.33%) WAN
4 1 (16.67%) DCCP
4 1 (16.67%) Skype
General
1 1 (16.67%) Electronics
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
1 1 (16.67%) Manufacturing
1 1 (16.67%) Marketing
1 1 (16.67%) Retail
1 1 (16.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Infrastructure Specialist
2 2 (33.33%) Windows Infrastructure Specialist
2 2 (33.33%) Windows Specialist
3 1 (16.67%) Active Directory Specialist
3 1 (16.67%) Azure Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Specialist
3 1 (16.67%) SCCM Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) SCCM Specialist
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Enterprise Software
1 2 (33.33%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 6 (100.00%) Windows
2 3 (50.00%) Windows 10
2 3 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Configuration Management
2 1 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (16.67%) Coaching
2 1 (16.67%) Digital Marketing
2 1 (16.67%) Email Migration
2 1 (16.67%) Identity Management
2 1 (16.67%) Incident Management
2 1 (16.67%) Information Security
2 1 (16.67%) ITIL
2 1 (16.67%) Migration
2 1 (16.67%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) Degree
1 1 (16.67%) DV Cleared
1 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (33.33%) ISA Server
2 2 (33.33%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (100.00%) SCCM
2 5 (83.33%) SCOrch
3 1 (16.67%) WSUS
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (33.33%) Dell
2 2 (33.33%) HP
2 2 (33.33%) IBM
2 2 (33.33%) VMware
3 1 (16.67%) SAP