Period
to 6 April 2020

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 6 April 2020 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
6 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 155 167 170
Rank change year-on-year +12 +3 +23
Contract jobs citing SCOM 39 56 27
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South West 0.79% 0.89% 0.52%
As % of the Systems Management category 5.40% 5.58% 4.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 34 15
Median daily rate £385 £394 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.22% +26.00% -16.67%
10th Percentile £306 £250 £254
90th Percentile £545 £538 £498
England median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Median hourly rate - - £27.25
England median hourly rate £43.32 £23.16 £31.00
% change year-on-year +87.05% -25.30% -44.29%

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 722 1,003 632
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 14.56% 15.96% 12.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 473 603 335
Median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +20.00%
10th Percentile £242 £300 £253
90th Percentile £612 £622 £625
England median daily rate £500 £500 £495
% change year-on-year - +1.01% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 41 19
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +100.00% -56.25%
10th Percentile £16.85 £16.25 £14.85
90th Percentile £48.95 £49.50 £31.50
Median hourly rate £19.00 £18.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +2.70% +5.71% -13.58%

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Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

Job vacancy trend for SCOM in the South West

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing SCOM in the South West.

Daily rate trend for SCOM in the South West

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Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing SCOM in the South West over the 6 months to 6 April 2020.

Daily rate histogram for SCOM in the South West

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing SCOM in the South West.

Hourly rate trend for SCOM in the South West

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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 6 April 2020. 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 +5 15 £338 -28.95%
Wiltshire +12 10 £450 - 2
Bristol +24 7 £400 +64.95%
Somerset - 1 £290 -
SCOM
England

For the 6 months to 6 April 2020, 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 28 (71.79%) Security Cleared
2 26 (66.67%) Windows
3 17 (43.59%) ITIL
4 16 (41.03%) SC Cleared
5 14 (35.90%) SCCM
5 14 (35.90%) Active Directory
6 13 (33.33%) SQL
7 12 (30.77%) Migration
7 12 (30.77%) DV Cleared
7 12 (30.77%) Hyper-V
8 11 (28.21%) SCVMM
8 11 (28.21%) Virtual Machines
9 10 (25.64%) Windows 10
10 9 (23.08%) Windows Server
10 9 (23.08%) VMware
10 9 (23.08%) Linux
11 8 (20.51%) SharePoint
11 8 (20.51%) Firewall
12 7 (17.95%) IBM
12 7 (17.95%) .NET
12 7 (17.95%) Oracle
12 7 (17.95%) C#
12 7 (17.95%) Shell Script
12 7 (17.95%) Dynatrace
12 7 (17.95%) Windows Server 2012
12 7 (17.95%) AppDynamics
12 7 (17.95%) Load Balancing
12 7 (17.95%) Bash Shell
12 7 (17.95%) Virtual Desktop
12 7 (17.95%) IBM UrbanCode

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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 8 (20.51%) SharePoint
2 2 (5.13%) MS Exchange
3 1 (2.56%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (5.13%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.13%) AWS
1 2 (5.13%) Azure
2 1 (2.56%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 8 (20.51%) Firewall
2 6 (15.38%) DHCP
3 5 (12.82%) Remote Desktop
3 5 (12.82%) WAAS
4 3 (7.69%) DNS
5 2 (5.13%) Software-Defined Networking
6 1 (2.56%) BGP
6 1 (2.56%) MPLS
6 1 (2.56%) NetScaler
6 1 (2.56%) OSPF
6 1 (2.56%) RIP
6 1 (2.56%) SAN
6 1 (2.56%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (15.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (5.13%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (17.95%) IBM UrbanCode
General
1 2 (5.13%) Finance
2 1 (2.56%) Electronics
2 1 (2.56%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.56%) Marketing
2 1 (2.56%) Public Sector
2 1 (2.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (12.82%) Analyst
1 5 (12.82%) Consultant
1 5 (12.82%) Service Analyst
1 5 (12.82%) Service Desk Analyst
2 4 (10.26%) Author
2 4 (10.26%) Migration Consultant
2 4 (10.26%) Technical Author
2 4 (10.26%) Windows Engineer
3 3 (7.69%) Administrator
3 3 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (7.69%) SCCM Administrator
3 3 (7.69%) SCCM Engineer
4 2 (5.13%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (5.13%) Applications Specialist
4 2 (5.13%) Architect
4 2 (5.13%) Deployment Engineer
4 2 (5.13%) Operations Manager
4 2 (5.13%) Solutions Architect
4 2 (5.13%) Systems Manager
4 2 (5.13%) Technical Writer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (17.95%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (15.38%) Private Cloud
2 5 (12.82%) Clustering
2 5 (12.82%) PKI
2 5 (12.82%) User Experience
3 2 (5.13%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (2.56%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 26 (66.67%) Windows
2 10 (25.64%) Windows 10
3 9 (23.08%) Linux
3 9 (23.08%) Windows Server
4 7 (17.95%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (17.95%) Windows Server 2016
5 2 (5.13%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (43.59%) ITIL
2 12 (30.77%) Migration
3 7 (17.95%) Load Balancing
4 6 (15.38%) Cloud Operations
4 6 (15.38%) Data Protection
4 6 (15.38%) Problem Management
4 6 (15.38%) Protective Monitoring
5 5 (12.82%) Application Virtualisation
5 5 (12.82%) Incident Management
5 5 (12.82%) Password Management
5 5 (12.82%) Virtual Environments
6 4 (10.26%) Problem-Solving
7 2 (5.13%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 2 (5.13%) MODAF
7 2 (5.13%) PRINCE2
7 2 (5.13%) TOGAF
8 1 (2.56%) Business Intelligence
8 1 (2.56%) Programme Management
8 1 (2.56%) Project Management
8 1 (2.56%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 13 (33.33%) SQL
2 7 (17.95%) Bash Shell
2 7 (17.95%) C#
2 7 (17.95%) Shell Script
3 5 (12.82%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 28 (71.79%) Security Cleared
2 16 (41.03%) SC Cleared
3 12 (30.77%) DV Cleared
4 2 (5.13%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.13%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (35.90%) Active Directory
2 12 (30.77%) Hyper-V
3 11 (28.21%) Virtual Machines
4 7 (17.95%) Virtual Desktop
5 6 (15.38%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (12.82%) DFS Replication
6 5 (12.82%) Microsoft App-V
6 5 (12.82%) XenApp
7 2 (5.13%) VMware Infrastructure
8 1 (2.56%) BitLocker
8 1 (2.56%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 14 (35.90%) SCCM
2 11 (28.21%) SCVMM
3 5 (12.82%) Failover Clustering
3 5 (12.82%) Microsoft Clustering
3 5 (12.82%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 5 (12.82%) SCDPM
3 5 (12.82%) SCSM
3 5 (12.82%) WSUS
4 2 (5.13%) vRealize
Vendors
1 9 (23.08%) VMware
2 7 (17.95%) AppDynamics
2 7 (17.95%) Dynatrace
2 7 (17.95%) IBM
2 7 (17.95%) Oracle
3 5 (12.82%) ArcSight
3 5 (12.82%) Dell
4 3 (7.69%) Cisco
5 2 (5.13%) Microsoft
6 1 (2.56%) Brocade
6 1 (2.56%) Citrix
6 1 (2.56%) Hitachi
6 1 (2.56%) SAP