Period
to 22 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London 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 22 October 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)
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
22 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 398 370 331
Rank change year-on-year -28 -39 +29
Contract jobs citing SCOM 286 280 394
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.52% 0.54% 0.67%
As % of the Systems Management category 3.97% 4.84% 5.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 163 179 244
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £361
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +3.81% +3.21%
10th Percentile £280 £253 £252
90th Percentile £538 £488 £475
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 14
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £29.75 £43.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -29.41% -30.81% +15.93%
10th Percentile £15.95 £23.70 £35.33
90th Percentile £31.48 £42.70 £52.31
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £22.38 £35.50
% change year-on-year -6.17% -36.96% -4.29%

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 UK excluding London with a requirement for systems management skills.

All Systems Management Skills
UK excluding London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 7,212 5,781 6,624
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 13.12% 11.08% 11.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,383 3,543 4,069
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £413 £396
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.06% +4.30% +5.47%
10th Percentile £263 £231 £230
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
UK median daily rate £500 £470 £433
% change year-on-year +6.38% +8.67% +8.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 301 220 211
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.44 £26.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.36% -34.20% +26.19%
10th Percentile £12.00 £10.40 £12.50
90th Percentile £47.00 £43.75 £53.75
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year -2.78% -23.40% +14.63%

SCOM
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing SCOM as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London.

Job vacancy trend for SCOM in the UK excluding London

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the UK excluding London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SCOM in the UK excluding London.

Contractor daily rate trend for SCOM in the UK excluding London

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the UK excluding London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SCOM in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 22 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SCOM in the UK excluding London

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the UK excluding London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SCOM in the UK excluding London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SCOM in the UK excluding London

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Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK excluding London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing SCOM in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 22 October 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for SCOM in the UK excluding London

SCOM
Contract Job Locations in the UK excluding London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SCOM within the UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 22 October 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
South East -36 99 £430 +7.50% 6
Midlands -2 49 £398 +17.78% 16
North of England -25 48 £350 -0.14% 21
South West +1 44 £413 +3.13% 4
West Midlands -6 27 £338 -3.57% 10
North West -10 26 £315 -10.06% 16
East of England +14 25 £400 -3.03% 7
East Midlands +20 16 £413 +26.92% 6
Yorkshire -23 14 £425 +17.24% 5
Wales -24 10 £400 +51.52% 1
Scotland -43 10 £438 +20.27% 1
North East +9 8 £400 -11.11%
South Coast - 1 - -
SCOM
UK

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 UK excluding London region with a requirement for SCOM.

1 195 (68.18%) Windows
2 183 (63.99%) SCCM
3 147 (51.40%) Active Directory
4 146 (51.05%) Microsoft
5 104 (36.36%) Windows Server
6 101 (35.31%) VMware
7 93 (32.52%) Security Cleared
8 72 (25.17%) Linux
9 67 (23.43%) VMware Infrastructure
10 66 (23.08%) PowerShell
11 64 (22.38%) MS Exchange
12 63 (22.03%) Microsoft Azure
13 59 (20.63%) ITIL
14 58 (20.28%) SQL Server
14 58 (20.28%) DNS
14 58 (20.28%) Windows Server 2012
15 56 (19.58%) SQL
16 55 (19.23%) SC Cleared
17 52 (18.18%) Hyper-V
18 49 (17.13%) HP
19 46 (16.08%) Citrix
19 46 (16.08%) Infrastructure Engineering
20 44 (15.38%) Cisco
21 42 (14.69%) SolarWinds
22 41 (14.34%) Windows Server 2008
23 38 (13.29%) VMware ESXi
23 38 (13.29%) Office 365
24 37 (12.94%) Amazon AWS
24 37 (12.94%) PKI
25 36 (12.59%) Migration

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Co-occurring IT Skills in the UK excluding London 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 64 (22.38%) MS Exchange
2 34 (11.89%) SharePoint
3 23 (8.04%) IIS
4 17 (5.94%) Skype for Business
5 12 (4.20%) Apache
6 9 (3.15%) Cloud Foundry
7 8 (2.80%) BizTalk Server
8 7 (2.45%) Exchange Server 2003
8 7 (2.45%) Exchange Server 2013
8 7 (2.45%) Tomcat
9 6 (2.10%) SharePoint Server
10 5 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2010
11 4 (1.40%) WebLogic
12 2 (0.70%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 2 (0.70%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 1 (0.35%) Apache Spark
13 1 (0.35%) Elasticsearch
13 1 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2007
13 1 (0.35%) Jupyter
13 1 (0.35%) OpenStack
Applications
1 19 (6.64%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (2.10%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (1.05%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (0.70%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 3 (1.05%) Teamcenter
2 1 (0.35%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.35%) ENOVIA
2 1 (0.35%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 63 (22.03%) Microsoft Azure
2 38 (13.29%) Office 365
3 37 (12.94%) Amazon AWS
4 13 (4.55%) IaaS
5 10 (3.50%) OpenShift
6 9 (3.15%) Azure Active Directory
6 9 (3.15%) Google Cloud Platform
6 9 (3.15%) Tricentis Tosca
7 8 (2.80%) PaaS
8 6 (2.10%) SaaS
9 4 (1.40%) OneDrive
10 2 (0.70%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 2 (0.70%) AWS CloudFormation
10 2 (0.70%) Dynamics 365
10 2 (0.70%) Google Analytics
11 1 (0.35%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 58 (20.28%) DNS
2 31 (10.84%) DHCP
2 31 (10.84%) Firewall
3 30 (10.49%) SAN
4 19 (6.64%) TCP/IP
5 13 (4.55%) WAN
6 12 (4.20%) LAN
6 12 (4.20%) VPN
7 11 (3.85%) Cisco Nexus
7 11 (3.85%) Skype
8 10 (3.50%) iSCSI
8 10 (3.50%) NetScaler
9 8 (2.80%) Intrusion Detection
9 8 (2.80%) Remote Desktop
9 8 (2.80%) Unified Communications
10 7 (2.45%) Internet
10 7 (2.45%) Network Security
11 6 (2.10%) Cisco ISE
11 6 (2.10%) SMTP
11 6 (2.10%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (20.28%) SQL Server
2 15 (5.24%) Oracle Database
3 12 (4.20%) MongoDB
3 12 (4.20%) SQL Server 2012
4 11 (3.85%) Power BI
4 11 (3.85%) SQL Server 2008
5 9 (3.15%) Apache Cassandra
5 9 (3.15%) NoSQL
6 8 (2.80%) Oracle Database 10g
7 7 (2.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 6 (2.10%) Amazon RDS
8 6 (2.10%) Oracle Database 12c
9 5 (1.75%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 5 (1.75%) Couchbase
9 5 (1.75%) Oracle Database 11g
9 5 (1.75%) PostgreSQL
9 5 (1.75%) Redis
9 5 (1.75%) SQL Server 2005
10 4 (1.40%) Oracle OWB
10 4 (1.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 12 (4.20%) Artifactory
2 11 (3.85%) Git (software)
3 10 (3.50%) Jenkins
4 9 (3.15%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 9 (3.15%) Bitbucket
4 9 (3.15%) Cucumber
4 9 (3.15%) HP UFT
4 9 (3.15%) Maven
4 9 (3.15%) Selenium
4 9 (3.15%) Subversion
5 5 (1.75%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (1.75%) Visual Studio Team System
6 4 (1.40%) GitLab
6 4 (1.40%) PeopleTools
6 4 (1.40%) Visual Studio
7 2 (0.70%) JIRA
7 2 (0.70%) Sonatype Nexus
8 1 (0.35%) MSI
8 1 (0.35%) Octopus Deploy
8 1 (0.35%) TeamCity
General
1 18 (6.29%) Finance
2 8 (2.80%) Back Office
2 8 (2.80%) Local Government
3 7 (2.45%) Law
4 6 (2.10%) Military
5 4 (1.40%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.05%) Banking
7 1 (0.35%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.35%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.35%) Retail
Job Titles
1 37 (12.94%) Analyst
2 36 (12.59%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 34 (11.89%) Architect
4 24 (8.39%) Support Engineer
5 22 (7.69%) Infrastructure Support
6 21 (7.34%) Consultant
7 20 (6.99%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 19 (6.64%) Support Analyst
9 16 (5.59%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
10 13 (4.55%) 3rd Line Support
11 12 (4.20%) Administrator
11 12 (4.20%) DevOps Engineer
12 11 (3.85%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 11 (3.85%) Wintel Engineer
13 10 (3.50%) DBA
13 10 (3.50%) Server Engineer
14 9 (3.15%) Systems Administrator
15 8 (2.80%) Network Engineer
15 8 (2.80%) Windows Administrator
15 8 (2.80%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (2.45%) .NET
1 7 (2.45%) JSON
2 6 (2.10%) LDAP
2 6 (2.10%) Node.js
3 5 (1.75%) .NET Framework
3 5 (1.75%) Drools
4 4 (1.40%) React
4 4 (1.40%) REST
4 4 (1.40%) Spring
4 4 (1.40%) Web Services
5 2 (0.70%) AngularJS
5 2 (0.70%) Apache Axis
5 2 (0.70%) Elastic Stack
5 2 (0.70%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 1 (0.35%) DCOM
6 1 (0.35%) Natural Language Processing
6 1 (0.35%) SAML
6 1 (0.35%) TensorFlow
Miscellaneous
1 37 (12.94%) PKI
2 32 (11.19%) Data Centre
3 27 (9.44%) Management Information System
4 19 (6.64%) Clustering
5 15 (5.24%) Hybrid Cloud
6 10 (3.50%) Analytical Skills
7 9 (3.15%) Public Cloud
8 7 (2.45%) User Experience
9 6 (2.10%) Replication
10 5 (1.75%) Client/Server
11 4 (1.40%) DataPower
11 4 (1.40%) Self-Motivation
12 3 (1.05%) Video Conferencing
13 2 (0.70%) Blackberry
13 2 (0.70%) CESG
13 2 (0.70%) FMCG
13 2 (0.70%) Virtual Team
14 1 (0.35%) AS400
14 1 (0.35%) CMDB
14 1 (0.35%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 195 (68.18%) Windows
2 104 (36.36%) Windows Server
3 72 (25.17%) Linux
4 58 (20.28%) Windows Server 2012
5 41 (14.34%) Windows Server 2008
6 27 (9.44%) Windows 7
7 20 (6.99%) Windows Server 2003
8 19 (6.64%) Windows 10
9 18 (6.29%) Unix
10 16 (5.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 6 (2.10%) Solaris
12 4 (1.40%) Check Point GAiA
13 2 (0.70%) Android
13 2 (0.70%) Apple iOS
13 2 (0.70%) Data ONTAP
13 2 (0.70%) Windows XP
14 1 (0.35%) SUSE
14 1 (0.35%) Windows 2000
14 1 (0.35%) Windows 2000 Server
14 1 (0.35%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (20.63%) ITIL
2 46 (16.08%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 36 (12.59%) Migration
4 26 (9.09%) DevOps
5 22 (7.69%) Problem Management
6 21 (7.34%) Server Building
7 17 (5.94%) Change Management
8 16 (5.59%) Service Delivery
9 15 (5.24%) Agile Software Development
9 15 (5.24%) Data Protection
10 14 (4.90%) Capacity Management
10 14 (4.90%) Configuration Management
10 14 (4.90%) Security Hardening
10 14 (4.90%) Service Management
11 12 (4.20%) Disaster Recovery
11 12 (4.20%) Incident Management
11 12 (4.20%) Project Management
11 12 (4.20%) Server Management
12 11 (3.85%) Security Monitoring
12 11 (3.85%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 66 (23.08%) PowerShell
2 56 (19.58%) SQL
3 17 (5.94%) Java
4 15 (5.24%) Python
5 12 (4.20%) Shell Script
6 8 (2.80%) JavaScript
7 7 (2.45%) Bash Shell
7 7 (2.45%) PL/SQL
8 6 (2.10%) VBScript
9 4 (1.40%) C
9 4 (1.40%) C#
10 2 (0.70%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.35%) VB
Qualifications
1 93 (32.52%) Security Cleared
2 55 (19.23%) SC Cleared
3 27 (9.44%) DV Cleared
3 27 (9.44%) Microsoft Certification
4 21 (7.34%) MCSE
5 11 (3.85%) MCSA
6 10 (3.50%) Cisco Certification
7 8 (2.80%) Citrix Certification
8 7 (2.45%) CCIE
9 6 (2.10%) CCNP
9 6 (2.10%) MCITP
10 4 (1.40%) CCSE
10 4 (1.40%) Degree
11 3 (1.05%) MCP
11 3 (1.05%) TOGAF Certification
11 3 (1.05%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 2 (0.70%) CCNA
12 2 (0.70%) ISTQB
12 2 (0.70%) ITIL Certification
12 2 (0.70%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.75%) SLA
2 3 (1.05%) GDPR
2 3 (1.05%) QA
2 3 (1.05%) RMADS
3 1 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 1 (0.35%) JSP 440
3 1 (0.35%) PMO
System Software
1 147 (51.40%) Active Directory
2 67 (23.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 52 (18.18%) Hyper-V
4 38 (13.29%) VMware ESXi
5 27 (9.44%) XenApp
6 16 (5.59%) XenDesktop
7 15 (5.24%) Virtual Machines
7 15 (5.24%) VMware Workstation
8 14 (4.90%) vSphere
9 11 (3.85%) DFS Replication
10 10 (3.50%) Docker
11 8 (2.80%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 8 (2.80%) Oracle RAC
12 7 (2.45%) Virtual Servers
12 7 (2.45%) XenServer
13 6 (2.10%) Microsoft App-V
13 6 (2.10%) Virtual Desktop
13 6 (2.10%) VMware Server
13 6 (2.10%) Xen
14 5 (1.75%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 183 (63.99%) SCCM
2 34 (11.89%) SCVMM
3 29 (10.14%) WSUS
4 21 (7.34%) vCenter Server
5 18 (6.29%) Ansible
5 18 (6.29%) Microsoft Clustering
6 16 (5.59%) Nagios
7 15 (5.24%) NetBackup
8 14 (4.90%) McAfee ePO
8 14 (4.90%) Puppet
8 14 (4.90%) SCOrch
9 13 (4.55%) SCSM
10 12 (4.20%) Opscode Chef
11 9 (3.15%) Kubernetes
11 9 (3.15%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 9 (3.15%) Microsoft Intune
11 9 (3.15%) OpenView
11 9 (3.15%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 9 (3.15%) ZABBIX
12 7 (2.45%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 146 (51.05%) Microsoft
2 101 (35.31%) VMware
3 49 (17.13%) HP
4 46 (16.08%) Citrix
5 44 (15.38%) Cisco
6 42 (14.69%) SolarWinds
7 30 (10.49%) Oracle
8 29 (10.14%) Red Hat
9 22 (7.69%) Splunk
10 21 (7.34%) McAfee
11 18 (6.29%) BMC
12 15 (5.24%) NetApp
13 13 (4.55%) 3PAR
14 12 (4.20%) Google
14 12 (4.20%) IBM
15 11 (3.85%) Remedy
16 10 (3.50%) Veritas
17 9 (3.15%) EMC
18 8 (2.80%) Adobe
18 8 (2.80%) Symantec