Period
to 19 November 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 19 November 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
19 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 165 176 173
Rank change year-on-year +11 -3 +10
Contract jobs citing SCOM 62 46 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.96% 0.73% 0.43%
As % of the Systems Management category 5.66% 4.93% 5.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 24 23
South West median daily rate £475 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.15% +3.13% -3.03%
10th Percentile £378 £254 £253
90th Percentile £549 £538 £448
England median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 1
South West median hourly rate £23.75 £21.00 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.10% -10.64% -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £21.00 £12.00
% change year-on-year +66.67% +75.00% -69.43%

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 1,096 933 472
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 16.91% 14.89% 8.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 696 573 293
South West median daily rate £500 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.65% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £261 £263 £213
90th Percentile £638 £575 £573
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 44 15
South West median hourly rate £35.00 £40.77 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.14% +73.47% -30.88%
10th Percentile £19.94 £17.50 £17.46
90th Percentile £42.50 £47.00 £48.75
England median hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £17.07
% change year-on-year +8.57% +2.53% -24.14%

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 19 November 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 19 November 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 19 November 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 -12 28 £475 - 2
Gloucestershire +7 22 £475 +58.33% 1
Bristol +6 5 £550 +57.14% 1
Dorset +1 1 £500 +29.03%
SCOM
England

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 54 (87.10%) Active Directory
1 54 (87.10%) Security Cleared
2 53 (85.48%) SCCM
3 48 (77.42%) Windows
4 37 (59.68%) Microsoft
5 36 (58.06%) Windows Server 2012
6 35 (56.45%) DV Cleared
7 33 (53.23%) Windows Server
8 27 (43.55%) ITIL
9 26 (41.94%) Windows 10
10 25 (40.32%) Linux
11 24 (38.71%) SC Cleared
11 24 (38.71%) Hyper-V
11 24 (38.71%) SCVMM
12 22 (35.48%) Virtual Machines
12 22 (35.48%) DHCP
13 19 (30.65%) MCSE
13 19 (30.65%) Microsoft Certification
13 19 (30.65%) VMware
14 18 (29.03%) VMware Infrastructure
15 17 (27.42%) Windows 7
15 17 (27.42%) Data Protection
15 17 (27.42%) Virtual Desktop
16 16 (25.81%) Agile Software Development
17 15 (24.19%) Azure
17 15 (24.19%) PowerShell
18 14 (22.58%) VMware ESXi
18 14 (22.58%) MCSA
18 14 (22.58%) DNS
19 12 (19.35%) MCP

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 8 (12.90%) SharePoint
2 7 (11.29%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.61%) Confluence
3 1 (1.61%) WebLogic
Applications
1 9 (14.52%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (3.23%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 15 (24.19%) Azure
2 8 (12.90%) AWS
3 7 (11.29%) Office 365
4 5 (8.06%) Azure Active Directory
4 5 (8.06%) IaaS
4 5 (8.06%) PaaS
4 5 (8.06%) SaaS
5 2 (3.23%) Azure Stack
6 1 (1.61%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 22 (35.48%) DHCP
2 14 (22.58%) DNS
3 6 (9.68%) Firewall
3 6 (9.68%) Intrusion Detection
3 6 (9.68%) Remote Desktop
4 5 (8.06%) Cisco Nexus
4 5 (8.06%) SAN
4 5 (8.06%) Unified Communications
4 5 (8.06%) WAN
5 2 (3.23%) Software-Defined Networking
5 2 (3.23%) WebEx
6 1 (1.61%) Junos
6 1 (1.61%) NetScaler
6 1 (1.61%) Network Security
6 1 (1.61%) Skype
6 1 (1.61%) TCP/IP
6 1 (1.61%) WAAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (9.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (3.23%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.61%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.61%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (1.61%) Oracle Database 12c
3 1 (1.61%) Oracle OWB
Development Applications
1 1 (1.61%) JIRA
1 1 (1.61%) PeopleTools
1 1 (1.61%) TestRail
1 1 (1.61%) Visual Studio
1 1 (1.61%) Zephyr
General
1 2 (3.23%) Finance
1 2 (3.23%) Public Sector
2 1 (1.61%) Electronics
2 1 (1.61%) Manufacturing
2 1 (1.61%) Marketing
2 1 (1.61%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (17.74%) Architect
1 11 (17.74%) Wintel Engineer
2 8 (12.90%) Analyst
2 8 (12.90%) Test Engineer
3 7 (11.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 5 (8.06%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 5 (8.06%) Azure Architect
4 5 (8.06%) Systems Analyst
4 5 (8.06%) Technical Leader
5 4 (6.45%) Technical Engineer
5 4 (6.45%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (6.45%) Wintel Specialist
6 3 (4.84%) Support Engineer
7 2 (3.23%) Administrator
7 2 (3.23%) Author
7 2 (3.23%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
7 2 (3.23%) Network Designer
7 2 (3.23%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (3.23%) Service Analyst
7 2 (3.23%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (9.68%) .NET
2 1 (1.61%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (14.52%) Clustering
1 9 (14.52%) User Experience
2 7 (11.29%) Data Centre
3 6 (9.68%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (8.06%) Public Cloud
5 4 (6.45%) Management Information System
5 4 (6.45%) Self-Motivation
6 3 (4.84%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (1.61%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 1 (1.61%) e-Learning
7 1 (1.61%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 48 (77.42%) Windows
2 36 (58.06%) Windows Server 2012
3 33 (53.23%) Windows Server
4 26 (41.94%) Windows 10
5 25 (40.32%) Linux
6 17 (27.42%) Windows 7
7 9 (14.52%) CentOS
8 5 (8.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (1.61%) Mac OS
9 1 (1.61%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (43.55%) ITIL
2 17 (27.42%) Data Protection
3 16 (25.81%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (19.35%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 10 (16.13%) PRINCE2
6 9 (14.52%) Application Virtualisation
6 9 (14.52%) Service Management
6 9 (14.52%) Waterfall
7 8 (12.90%) Defect Management
7 8 (12.90%) Functional Testing
7 8 (12.90%) Integration Testing
7 8 (12.90%) ITIL V3
7 8 (12.90%) Non-Functional Testing
7 8 (12.90%) Operational Acceptance Testing
7 8 (12.90%) Process Improvement
7 8 (12.90%) System Integration Testing
7 8 (12.90%) Test Planning
7 8 (12.90%) Test Strategy
7 8 (12.90%) User Acceptance Testing
7 8 (12.90%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 15 (24.19%) PowerShell
2 8 (12.90%) SQL
3 6 (9.68%) C#
4 1 (1.61%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.61%) PHP
4 1 (1.61%) PL/SQL
4 1 (1.61%) Python
Qualifications
1 54 (87.10%) Security Cleared
2 35 (56.45%) DV Cleared
3 24 (38.71%) SC Cleared
4 19 (30.65%) MCSE
4 19 (30.65%) Microsoft Certification
5 14 (22.58%) MCSA
6 12 (19.35%) MCP
7 5 (8.06%) ISEB
7 5 (8.06%) ISTQB
8 4 (6.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 3 (4.84%) CEH
9 3 (4.84%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (4.84%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 2 (3.23%) CCNA
10 2 (3.23%) CCNP
10 2 (3.23%) Degree
10 2 (3.23%) TOGAF Certification
11 1 (1.61%) CCDP
11 1 (1.61%) CCIE
11 1 (1.61%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (9.68%) SLA
2 1 (1.61%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 54 (87.10%) Active Directory
2 24 (38.71%) Hyper-V
3 22 (35.48%) Virtual Machines
4 18 (29.03%) VMware Infrastructure
5 17 (27.42%) Virtual Desktop
6 14 (22.58%) VMware ESXi
7 10 (16.13%) Microsoft App-V
7 10 (16.13%) XenDesktop
8 9 (14.52%) DFS Replication
9 4 (6.45%) vSphere
10 2 (3.23%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 2 (3.23%) Virtual Servers
10 2 (3.23%) XenApp
11 1 (1.61%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 53 (85.48%) SCCM
2 24 (38.71%) SCVMM
3 11 (17.74%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 9 (14.52%) Failover Clustering
4 9 (14.52%) Microsoft Clustering
4 9 (14.52%) SCDPM
4 9 (14.52%) SCSM
4 9 (14.52%) WSUS
5 4 (6.45%) SCOrch
5 4 (6.45%) vCenter Server
6 3 (4.84%) vRealize
7 1 (1.61%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
7 1 (1.61%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 1 (1.61%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 37 (59.68%) Microsoft
2 19 (30.65%) VMware
3 11 (17.74%) Cisco
3 11 (17.74%) Citrix
4 6 (9.68%) HP
4 6 (9.68%) Oracle
5 5 (8.06%) Red Hat
6 3 (4.84%) McAfee
7 2 (3.23%) ArcSight
7 2 (3.23%) Dell
7 2 (3.23%) Remedy
8 1 (1.61%) Atlassian
8 1 (1.61%) PeopleSoft
8 1 (1.61%) SAP
8 1 (1.61%) Splunk