Period
to 19 September 2018

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 September 2018 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 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 167 190 175
Rank change year-on-year +23 -15 +8
Contract jobs citing SCOM 43 19 33
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.74% 0.35% 0.57%
As % of the Systems Management category 5.11% 4.04% 5.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 19 29
South West median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £255 £263 £295
90th Percentile £538 £450 £450
England median daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year - +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
South West median hourly rate £31.00 - -
England median hourly rate £31.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year +12.73% - -8.33%

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 842 470 582
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 14.46% 8.56% 9.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 513 305 402
South West median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £250 £221 £256
90th Percentile £575 £558 £550
England median daily rate £500 £475 £438
% change year-on-year +5.26% +8.57% +9.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 13 6
South West median hourly rate £31.00 £35.00 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.43% +25.00% +38.72%
10th Percentile £16.35 £18.25 £12.56
90th Percentile £47.00 £48.75 £103.13
England median hourly rate £18.70 £17.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year +6.86% -22.22% +11.47%

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 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SCOM in the South West

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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 19 September 2018. 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 +19 24 £506 +68.75%
Bristol -10 8 £400 +45.45%
Gloucestershire +2 4 £388 +10.71%
Dorset -10 2 £388 -8.82% 1
Cornwall - 1 £250 -
SCOM
England

For the 6 months to 19 September 2018, 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 37 (86.05%) SCCM
2 36 (83.72%) Windows
3 34 (79.07%) Microsoft
3 34 (79.07%) Active Directory
4 33 (76.74%) Windows Server
5 25 (58.14%) Security Cleared
6 22 (51.16%) Linux
7 20 (46.51%) Windows Server 2012
8 19 (44.19%) VMware
9 15 (34.88%) VMware Infrastructure
9 15 (34.88%) DV Cleared
10 12 (27.91%) MS Exchange
10 12 (27.91%) Cisco
11 11 (25.58%) ITIL
11 11 (25.58%) Firewall
12 10 (23.26%) Hyper-V
12 10 (23.26%) Data Protection
12 10 (23.26%) PKI
12 10 (23.26%) Windows 10
13 9 (20.93%) Microsoft Azure
13 9 (20.93%) Security Monitoring
13 9 (20.93%) SQL
13 9 (20.93%) SharePoint
13 9 (20.93%) PowerShell
14 8 (18.60%) WSUS
14 8 (18.60%) SQL Server
14 8 (18.60%) IIS
14 8 (18.60%) Unix
14 8 (18.60%) Microsoft Office
14 8 (18.60%) Security Architecture

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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 12 (27.91%) MS Exchange
2 9 (20.93%) SharePoint
3 8 (18.60%) IIS
4 4 (9.30%) WebLogic
5 3 (6.98%) Skype for Business
6 2 (4.65%) Apache
6 2 (4.65%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 8 (18.60%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (4.65%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 9 (20.93%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (13.95%) Office 365
3 2 (4.65%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (4.65%) Azure Active Directory
3 2 (4.65%) IaaS
3 2 (4.65%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (25.58%) Firewall
2 7 (16.28%) Cisco Nexus
2 7 (16.28%) DNS
2 7 (16.28%) Intrusion Detection
2 7 (16.28%) Unified Communications
2 7 (16.28%) WAN
3 6 (13.95%) SAN
4 5 (11.63%) DHCP
4 5 (11.63%) Skype
4 5 (11.63%) Software-Defined Networking
5 3 (6.98%) Internet
5 3 (6.98%) Network Security
5 3 (6.98%) VoIP
6 2 (4.65%) TCP/IP
7 1 (2.33%) Ethernet
7 1 (2.33%) Junos
7 1 (2.33%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (18.60%) SQL Server
2 4 (9.30%) Oracle Database
2 4 (9.30%) Oracle Database 11g
2 4 (9.30%) Oracle Database 12c
2 4 (9.30%) Oracle OWB
3 2 (4.65%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 4 (9.30%) PeopleTools
2 2 (4.65%) Git (software)
2 2 (4.65%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (4.65%) Visual Studio
2 2 (4.65%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 2 (4.65%) Finance
1 2 (4.65%) Military
2 1 (2.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (23.26%) Architect
2 5 (11.63%) Administrator
2 5 (11.63%) Solutions Architect
2 5 (11.63%) Support Engineer
2 5 (11.63%) Systems Administrator
3 4 (9.30%) Analyst
3 4 (9.30%) DBA
4 3 (6.98%) Azure Engineer
4 3 (6.98%) Network Architect
4 3 (6.98%) Senior Technician
4 3 (6.98%) Server Technician
4 3 (6.98%) Wintel Engineer
5 2 (4.65%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 2 (4.65%) Infrastructure Support
5 2 (4.65%) Security Architect
5 2 (4.65%) Technical Analyst
5 2 (4.65%) Technical Support Analyst
5 2 (4.65%) Windows Administrator
5 2 (4.65%) Windows Systems Administrator
5 2 (4.65%) Wintel Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.65%) JSON
2 1 (2.33%) DCOM
Miscellaneous
1 10 (23.26%) PKI
2 7 (16.28%) Hybrid Cloud
2 7 (16.28%) Management Information System
3 4 (9.30%) Data Centre
4 3 (6.98%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.33%) Clustering
5 1 (2.33%) FMCG
5 1 (2.33%) Replication
5 1 (2.33%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 36 (83.72%) Windows
2 33 (76.74%) Windows Server
3 22 (51.16%) Linux
4 20 (46.51%) Windows Server 2012
5 10 (23.26%) Windows 10
6 8 (18.60%) Unix
6 8 (18.60%) Windows 7
7 6 (13.95%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (11.63%) Solaris
9 3 (6.98%) AIX
9 3 (6.98%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (25.58%) ITIL
2 10 (23.26%) Data Protection
3 9 (20.93%) Security Monitoring
4 8 (18.60%) Security Architecture
5 7 (16.28%) Infrastructure Management
5 7 (16.28%) ITIL V3
5 7 (16.28%) Technical Architecture
6 5 (11.63%) Cybersecurity
6 5 (11.63%) Information Assurance
6 5 (11.63%) IT Strategy
7 4 (9.30%) Configuration Management
7 4 (9.30%) ERP
7 4 (9.30%) Incident Management
8 3 (6.98%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 3 (6.98%) Mentoring
8 3 (6.98%) Migration
8 3 (6.98%) Network Architecture
8 3 (6.98%) Server Virtualisation
8 3 (6.98%) Service Delivery
8 3 (6.98%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 9 (20.93%) PowerShell
1 9 (20.93%) SQL
2 4 (9.30%) PL/SQL
3 1 (2.33%) C
3 1 (2.33%) T-SQL
3 1 (2.33%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 25 (58.14%) Security Cleared
2 15 (34.88%) DV Cleared
3 7 (16.28%) MCSA
3 7 (16.28%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (9.30%) MCP
4 4 (9.30%) MCSE
5 2 (4.65%) SC Cleared
5 2 (4.65%) TOGAF Certification
6 1 (2.33%) CCDP
6 1 (2.33%) CCIE
6 1 (2.33%) CCIE Security
6 1 (2.33%) CCNP
6 1 (2.33%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.98%) RMADS
2 2 (4.65%) SLA
System Software
1 34 (79.07%) Active Directory
2 15 (34.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (23.26%) Hyper-V
4 6 (13.95%) vSphere
5 5 (11.63%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (9.30%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (6.98%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 3 (6.98%) Virtual Desktop
7 3 (6.98%) Virtual Servers
7 3 (6.98%) VMware NSX
7 3 (6.98%) VMware Server
7 3 (6.98%) Xen
8 1 (2.33%) DFS Replication
8 1 (2.33%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 37 (86.05%) SCCM
2 8 (18.60%) WSUS
3 4 (9.30%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
3 4 (9.30%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 4 (9.30%) Oracle RMAN
3 4 (9.30%) SCSM
3 4 (9.30%) SCVMM
3 4 (9.30%) vCenter Server
4 2 (4.65%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (4.65%) NetBackup
4 2 (4.65%) vRealize
5 1 (2.33%) Failover Clustering
5 1 (2.33%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (2.33%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 1 (2.33%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (2.33%) SCDPM
5 1 (2.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (2.33%) WMI
Vendors
1 34 (79.07%) Microsoft
2 19 (44.19%) VMware
3 12 (27.91%) Cisco
4 4 (9.30%) McAfee
4 4 (9.30%) NetApp
4 4 (9.30%) Oracle
4 4 (9.30%) PeopleSoft
5 3 (6.98%) Citrix
5 3 (6.98%) Scality
6 2 (4.65%) Splunk
6 2 (4.65%) Symantec
7 1 (2.33%) Veeam