Period
to 19 June 2019

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 19 June 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)
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
19 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 384 377 407
Rank change year-on-year -7 +30 -78
Contract jobs citing SCOM 255 279 225
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.53% 0.53% 0.46%
As % of the Systems Management category 3.83% 4.17% 4.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 174 150 133
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +11.11% -10.00%
10th Percentile £275 £269 £255
90th Percentile £538 £538 £475
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 8 7
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.75 £31.00 £29.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.39% +4.20% -17.36%
UK median hourly rate £23.75 £31.00 £29.75
% change year-on-year -23.39% +4.20% -16.20%

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 6,653 6,698 5,111
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 13.71% 12.69% 10.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,154 4,066 3,137
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +6.45%
10th Percentile £260 £258 £225
90th Percentile £619 £576 £556
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 232 227 185
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.40 £10.92
90th Percentile £42.11 £46.85 £47.20
UK median hourly rate £20.33 £19.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year +6.97% -2.56% -14.29%

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

SCOM
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

SCOM
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 19 June 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SCOM in the UK excluding London

SCOM
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

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 19 June 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
South West +28 74 £475 +3.26% 3
South East -38 73 £413 +0.30% 5
Midlands +12 41 £325 -21.21% 4
North of England +19 32 £400 +32.23% 4
West Midlands +3 21 £344 +5.77% 4
East Midlands +26 20 £325 -31.58%
East of England -3 18 £375 - 3
North West -4 14 £388 +38.39% 2
Scotland +32 13 £425 -2.86%
Yorkshire +15 9 £440 -7.42% 2
North East - 9 £325 -
Wales +10 7 £538 -
SCOM
UK

For the 6 months to 19 June 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 UK excluding London region with a requirement for SCOM.

1 203 (79.61%) Windows
2 197 (77.25%) SCCM
3 172 (67.45%) Active Directory
4 151 (59.22%) Microsoft
5 131 (51.37%) Windows Server
6 126 (49.41%) VMware
7 109 (42.75%) Hyper-V
8 85 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
9 81 (31.76%) Citrix
10 78 (30.59%) ITIL
10 78 (30.59%) Microsoft Azure
11 77 (30.20%) Security Cleared
12 73 (28.63%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 72 (28.24%) VMware Infrastructure
14 69 (27.06%) PowerShell
14 69 (27.06%) Windows 10
14 69 (27.06%) DNS
15 66 (25.88%) MS Exchange
15 66 (25.88%) Office 365
16 62 (24.31%) DV Cleared
17 58 (22.75%) Cisco
18 57 (22.35%) Data Centre
19 52 (20.39%) DHCP
20 51 (20.00%) Migration
21 50 (19.61%) Firewall
22 48 (18.82%) SCVMM
23 47 (18.43%) Windows Server 2008
23 47 (18.43%) Microsoft Certification
24 46 (18.04%) Linux
25 44 (17.25%) SQL Server

SCOM
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 66 (25.88%) MS Exchange
2 34 (13.33%) SharePoint
3 32 (12.55%) IIS
4 24 (9.41%) Exchange Server 2010
4 24 (9.41%) Skype for Business
5 12 (4.71%) Exchange Server 2013
6 10 (3.92%) SharePoint Server
7 8 (3.14%) BizTalk Server
7 8 (3.14%) Exchange Server 2003
8 5 (1.96%) Apache
9 4 (1.57%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 2 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2007
10 2 (0.78%) MS Project Server
10 2 (0.78%) Tomcat
10 2 (0.78%) WebSphere
11 1 (0.39%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 15 (5.88%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.18%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (1.57%) Veritas eDiscovery
2 1 (0.39%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.39%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 78 (30.59%) Microsoft Azure
2 66 (25.88%) Office 365
3 42 (16.47%) Amazon AWS
4 14 (5.49%) Azure Active Directory
4 14 (5.49%) IaaS
5 9 (3.53%) PaaS
6 5 (1.96%) SaaS
7 4 (1.57%) Dynamics 365
7 4 (1.57%) Google Analytics
8 3 (1.18%) Azure Stack
9 2 (0.78%) Power Platform
10 1 (0.39%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.39%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.39%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 69 (27.06%) DNS
2 52 (20.39%) DHCP
3 50 (19.61%) Firewall
4 26 (10.20%) SAN
5 19 (7.45%) NetScaler
6 17 (6.67%) WAN
7 14 (5.49%) Remote Desktop
7 14 (5.49%) Skype
8 13 (5.10%) Cisco ASA
8 13 (5.10%) Cisco Nexus
9 12 (4.71%) Intrusion Detection
9 12 (4.71%) TCP/IP
9 12 (4.71%) Unified Communications
10 10 (3.92%) LAN
10 10 (3.92%) Network Security
11 7 (2.75%) Internet
11 7 (2.75%) NAS
11 7 (2.75%) SMTP
11 7 (2.75%) WebEx
12 6 (2.35%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (17.25%) SQL Server
2 8 (3.14%) SQL Server 2012
2 8 (3.14%) SQL Server 2016
3 7 (2.75%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (1.57%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (1.18%) Amazon RDS
5 3 (1.18%) Big Data
5 3 (1.18%) Hadoop
5 3 (1.18%) Oracle Database
5 3 (1.18%) SQL Server 2017
6 2 (0.78%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 2 (0.78%) MySQL
6 2 (0.78%) Power BI
6 2 (0.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (0.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (0.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.39%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.39%) OLTP
7 1 (0.39%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.39%) SQL Server 7
Development Applications
1 5 (1.96%) Jenkins
1 5 (1.96%) Maven
2 4 (1.57%) JIRA
3 2 (0.78%) Sonatype Nexus
3 2 (0.78%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (0.78%) Visual Studio
3 2 (0.78%) Visual Studio Team System
4 1 (0.39%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 19 (7.45%) Finance
2 7 (2.75%) Local Government
3 4 (1.57%) Telecoms
4 2 (0.78%) Electronics
4 2 (0.78%) Law
4 2 (0.78%) Legal
4 2 (0.78%) Manufacturing
4 2 (0.78%) Marketing
4 2 (0.78%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.39%) Banking
5 1 (0.39%) Military
5 1 (0.39%) Publishing
5 1 (0.39%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 50 (19.61%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 30 (11.76%) Architect
3 29 (11.37%) Wintel Engineer
4 25 (9.80%) Analyst
5 20 (7.84%) Server Engineer
6 18 (7.06%) Consultant
6 18 (7.06%) Systems Engineer
7 17 (6.67%) Technical Architect
8 16 (6.27%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 15 (5.88%) Support Engineer
10 13 (5.10%) 2nd Line Engineer
10 13 (5.10%) Windows Engineer
11 12 (4.71%) Infrastructure Analyst
12 11 (4.31%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
12 11 (4.31%) Infrastructure Support
13 10 (3.92%) Infrastructure Architect
13 10 (3.92%) Wintel Server Engineer
14 9 (3.53%) Administrator
15 8 (3.14%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
15 8 (3.14%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (4.71%) Web Services
2 9 (3.53%) REST
2 9 (3.53%) SOAP
3 8 (3.14%) LDAP
4 7 (2.75%) Middleware
5 3 (1.18%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 57 (22.35%) Data Centre
2 31 (12.16%) Analytical Skills
3 25 (9.80%) Clustering
3 25 (9.80%) PKI
4 21 (8.24%) Management Information System
5 15 (5.88%) Hybrid Cloud
6 10 (3.92%) User Experience
7 7 (2.75%) CMDB
8 5 (1.96%) iSeries
8 5 (1.96%) Public Cloud
9 4 (1.57%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 4 (1.57%) Fat Client
9 4 (1.57%) Thin Client
10 3 (1.18%) HP Superdome
11 2 (0.78%) Private Cloud
12 1 (0.39%) Data Protection Act
12 1 (0.39%) DataPower
12 1 (0.39%) EMC VNX
12 1 (0.39%) FlexPod
12 1 (0.39%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 203 (79.61%) Windows
2 131 (51.37%) Windows Server
3 85 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 69 (27.06%) Windows 10
5 47 (18.43%) Windows Server 2008
6 46 (18.04%) Linux
7 26 (10.20%) Windows 7
8 23 (9.02%) Windows Server 2003
9 10 (3.92%) Unix
10 6 (2.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 5 (1.96%) Windows Vista
12 3 (1.18%) Android
12 3 (1.18%) HPUX
12 3 (1.18%) VMS
12 3 (1.18%) Windows 8
12 3 (1.18%) Windows XP
13 2 (0.78%) Solaris
14 1 (0.39%) Apple iOS
14 1 (0.39%) CentOS
14 1 (0.39%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (30.59%) ITIL
2 73 (28.63%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 51 (20.00%) Migration
4 33 (12.94%) Service Management
5 31 (12.16%) Data Protection
6 28 (10.98%) Incident Management
7 25 (9.80%) ITIL V3
7 25 (9.80%) Problem-Solving
8 24 (9.41%) Preventative Maintenance
9 23 (9.02%) ITSM
10 20 (7.84%) Agile Software Development
11 16 (6.27%) Antivirus Management
11 16 (6.27%) Problem Management
11 16 (6.27%) Service Delivery
12 15 (5.88%) Technical Architecture
13 14 (5.49%) Infrastructure Management
13 14 (5.49%) PRINCE2
13 14 (5.49%) Stakeholder Management
14 13 (5.10%) Configuration Management
14 13 (5.10%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 69 (27.06%) PowerShell
2 37 (14.51%) SQL
3 6 (2.35%) VB
3 6 (2.35%) VBScript
4 5 (1.96%) Perl
4 5 (1.96%) Python
4 5 (1.96%) Ruby
4 5 (1.96%) T-SQL
5 4 (1.57%) Java
6 3 (1.18%) C
6 3 (1.18%) C++
7 1 (0.39%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 77 (30.20%) Security Cleared
2 62 (24.31%) DV Cleared
3 47 (18.43%) Microsoft Certification
4 35 (13.73%) SC Cleared
5 34 (13.33%) MCSE
6 31 (12.16%) MCSA
7 21 (8.24%) Cisco Certification
8 17 (6.67%) CCNA
9 16 (6.27%) CCNP
10 14 (5.49%) Degree
11 11 (4.31%) MCP
11 11 (4.31%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 10 (3.92%) MCITP
13 8 (3.14%) ITIL Certification
13 8 (3.14%) VCP6
14 5 (1.96%) Computer Science Degree
15 4 (1.57%) CCDP
15 4 (1.57%) CCIE
15 4 (1.57%) VCP5
16 3 (1.18%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (8.24%) SLA
2 7 (2.75%) QA
3 3 (1.18%) Government Security Classifications
3 3 (1.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.18%) PMO
4 1 (0.39%) GxP
4 1 (0.39%) RMADS
4 1 (0.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 172 (67.45%) Active Directory
2 109 (42.75%) Hyper-V
3 72 (28.24%) VMware Infrastructure
4 43 (16.86%) VMware ESXi
5 31 (12.16%) Virtual Desktop
6 29 (11.37%) Virtual Machines
7 21 (8.24%) XenApp
7 21 (8.24%) XenDesktop
8 20 (7.84%) vSphere
9 13 (5.10%) Microsoft App-V
10 11 (4.31%) DFS Replication
11 9 (3.53%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 8 (3.14%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 8 (3.14%) Virtual Servers
13 7 (2.75%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 5 (1.96%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
14 5 (1.96%) Xen
15 4 (1.57%) BitLocker
16 2 (0.78%) Firmware
16 2 (0.78%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 197 (77.25%) SCCM
2 48 (18.82%) SCVMM
3 28 (10.98%) WSUS
4 26 (10.20%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 17 (6.67%) Microsoft Clustering
5 17 (6.67%) Microsoft Intune
5 17 (6.67%) SCSM
6 16 (6.27%) Failover Clustering
7 14 (5.49%) SCDPM
8 13 (5.10%) SCOrch
8 13 (5.10%) Tivoli
9 10 (3.92%) NetBackup
10 9 (3.53%) BMC PATROL
11 8 (3.14%) Nagios
12 7 (2.75%) Single Sign-On
13 6 (2.35%) Ansible
13 6 (2.35%) Opscode Chef
13 6 (2.35%) Puppet
14 5 (1.96%) Control-M
14 5 (1.96%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 151 (59.22%) Microsoft
2 126 (49.41%) VMware
3 81 (31.76%) Citrix
4 58 (22.75%) Cisco
5 36 (14.12%) HP
6 18 (7.06%) SolarWinds
7 17 (6.67%) McAfee
8 14 (5.49%) Dell
9 12 (4.71%) NetApp
9 12 (4.71%) Remedy
10 10 (3.92%) F5
10 10 (3.92%) Veeam
11 9 (3.53%) CheckPoint
11 9 (3.53%) IBM
11 9 (3.53%) ServiceNow
12 8 (3.14%) BMC
13 7 (2.75%) Oracle
14 6 (2.35%) 3PAR
14 6 (2.35%) Sophos
14 6 (2.35%) Splunk