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 June 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.

Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM)
England / South West
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 127 122 121
Rank change year-on-year -5 -1  
Contract jobs citing SCOM 9 19 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.34% 0.64% 0.74%
As % of the Systems Management category 3.95% 6.57% 10.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 17 9
Median daily rate £363 £363 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -3.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £310 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £450 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £371 £375 £345
% change year-on-year -1.20% +8.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Median hourly rate - - £20.19
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.75 £36.00 £20.19
% change year-on-year -17.36% +78.35%  

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 228 289 222
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 8.52% 9.70% 7.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 151 203 131
Median daily rate £401 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.12% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £377
% change year-on-year +12.50% +5.99%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 2 27
Median hourly rate £47.50 £15.36 £20.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +209.34% -23.92%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £12.20 £16.97
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £15.36 £23.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £35.00 £20.19
% change year-on-year -50.00% +73.39%  

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 June 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 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 3 months to 24 June 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
Dorset - 5 £413 -
Bristol -9 2 £275 -17.91% 3
Wiltshire -1 1 £300 -32.20%
SCOM
England

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 13 (92.86%) Windows
1 13 (92.86%) Microsoft
2 12 (85.71%) Active Directory
2 12 (85.71%) SCCM
3 7 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 7 (50.00%) SCOrch
3 7 (50.00%) Windows 10
4 6 (42.86%) Skype
4 6 (42.86%) Skype for Business
4 6 (42.86%) Migration
4 6 (42.86%) DNS
4 6 (42.86%) MS Exchange
4 6 (42.86%) Service Delivery
5 5 (35.71%) Symantec
5 5 (35.71%) Firewall
5 5 (35.71%) DHCP
5 5 (35.71%) LAN
5 5 (35.71%) HP
5 5 (35.71%) Dell
5 5 (35.71%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (35.71%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (35.71%) Windows 7
5 5 (35.71%) AirWatch
5 5 (35.71%) Windows 8
5 5 (35.71%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 5 (35.71%) MobileIron
5 5 (35.71%) Windows Server
6 4 (28.57%) Virtual Machines
6 4 (28.57%) Office 365
6 4 (28.57%) Public Cloud

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 6 (42.86%) MS Exchange
1 6 (42.86%) Skype for Business
2 5 (35.71%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 4 (28.57%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (7.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (28.57%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (42.86%) DNS
1 6 (42.86%) Skype
2 5 (35.71%) DHCP
2 5 (35.71%) Firewall
2 5 (35.71%) LAN
3 4 (28.57%) VPN
3 4 (28.57%) WAN
4 1 (7.14%) DCCP
4 1 (7.14%) Internet
General
1 1 (7.14%) Aerospace
1 1 (7.14%) Electronics
1 1 (7.14%) Finance
1 1 (7.14%) Manufacturing
1 1 (7.14%) Marketing
1 1 (7.14%) Retail
1 1 (7.14%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (35.71%) Analyst
1 5 (35.71%) Infrastructure Analyst
1 5 (35.71%) Infrastructure Specialist
2 4 (28.57%) Windows Infrastructure Specialist
2 4 (28.57%) Windows Specialist
3 3 (21.43%) Active Directory Specialist
3 3 (21.43%) Active Directory Support
3 3 (21.43%) Infrastructure Support
4 2 (14.29%) Active Directory Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) Active Directory Support Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
5 1 (7.14%) 3rd Line Support Specialist
5 1 (7.14%) Active Directory Support Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Support Specialist
5 1 (7.14%) IT Support
5 1 (7.14%) IT Support Specialist
5 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Specialist
5 1 (7.14%) Windows Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 4 (28.57%) Enterprise Software
1 4 (28.57%) Public Cloud
2 3 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 13 (92.86%) Windows
2 7 (50.00%) Windows 10
2 7 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (35.71%) Windows 7
3 5 (35.71%) Windows 8
3 5 (35.71%) Windows Server
3 5 (35.71%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (7.14%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (42.86%) Migration
1 6 (42.86%) Service Delivery
2 4 (28.57%) Configuration Management
3 3 (21.43%) Incident Management
3 3 (21.43%) ITIL
4 1 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (7.14%) Coaching
4 1 (7.14%) Digital Marketing
4 1 (7.14%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (7.14%) Email Migration
4 1 (7.14%) Identity Management
4 1 (7.14%) Information Security
4 1 (7.14%) MOF
4 1 (7.14%) Performance Management
4 1 (7.14%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.14%) PowerShell
1 1 (7.14%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) SC Cleared
1 2 (14.29%) Security Cleared
2 1 (7.14%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) COBIT
1 1 (7.14%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (85.71%) Active Directory
2 4 (28.57%) ISA Server
2 4 (28.57%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 12 (85.71%) SCCM
2 7 (50.00%) SCOrch
3 5 (35.71%) AirWatch
3 5 (35.71%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 2 (14.29%) WSUS
5 1 (7.14%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 13 (92.86%) Microsoft
2 5 (35.71%) Dell
2 5 (35.71%) HP
2 5 (35.71%) MobileIron
2 5 (35.71%) Symantec
3 4 (28.57%) IBM
3 4 (28.57%) VMware
4 1 (7.14%) Cisco
4 1 (7.14%) Google
4 1 (7.14%) Juniper
4 1 (7.14%) SAP