Period
to 17 December 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 17 December 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
17 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 397 375 371
Rank change year-on-year -22 -4 +8
Contract jobs citing SCOM 293 285 319
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.52% 0.53% 0.58%
As % of the Systems Management category 3.88% 4.74% 5.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 173 178 204
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £353
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +6.38% -2.08%
10th Percentile £280 £257 £250
90th Percentile £515 £488 £488
UK median daily rate £400 £388 £400
% change year-on-year +3.23% -3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 8
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £22.94 £43.28
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.46% -47.00% +16.69%
10th Percentile £15.40 £21.31 £42.75
90th Percentile £32.80 £24.19 £55.65
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £22.38 £43.28
% change year-on-year -6.17% -48.29% +16.69%

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 7,556 6,010 5,911
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 13.52% 11.28% 10.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,575 3,737 3,631
UK excluding London median daily rate £445 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.71% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £263 £230 £225
90th Percentile £588 £588 £550
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 290 212 198
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.30 £20.73
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.38% -21.38% +8.93%
10th Percentile £12.23 £10.75 £12.50
90th Percentile £47.00 £43.75 £55.25
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £20.73
% change year-on-year - -15.58% +3.65%

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 17 December 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

SCOM
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 17 December 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 17 December 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 -13 121 £430 +7.50% 14
North of England -10 48 £363 -9.38% 9
South West +1 47 £400 -5.88% 4
Midlands -3 42 £355 +1.43% 7
West Midlands -8 27 £360 -3.10% 5
North West -12 21 £315 -20.00% 4
East of England -5 16 £420 +32.28% 6
North East - 15 £400 - 3
Wales -31 14 £400 +18.52% 2
Yorkshire -20 12 £375 -8.54% 2
East Midlands +9 9 £350 +7.69% 2
Scotland -38 4 £550 +41.94% 2
South Coast - 1 - -
SCOM
UK

For the 6 months to 17 December 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.

1 220 (75.09%) Windows
2 196 (66.89%) SCCM
3 172 (58.70%) Active Directory
4 150 (51.19%) Microsoft
5 116 (39.59%) VMware
6 115 (39.25%) Windows Server
7 107 (36.52%) Security Cleared
8 86 (29.35%) Linux
9 78 (26.62%) PowerShell
10 75 (25.60%) VMware Infrastructure
11 72 (24.57%) SC Cleared
12 71 (24.23%) MS Exchange
13 67 (22.87%) Windows Server 2012
14 64 (21.84%) DNS
15 63 (21.50%) Hyper-V
16 62 (21.16%) ITIL
17 57 (19.45%) HP
18 56 (19.11%) SQL Server
18 56 (19.11%) Microsoft Azure
19 52 (17.75%) Citrix
20 51 (17.41%) Windows Server 2008
21 49 (16.72%) Migration
22 48 (16.38%) Cisco
23 47 (16.04%) SQL
24 45 (15.36%) Amazon AWS
24 45 (15.36%) VMware ESXi
24 45 (15.36%) Infrastructure Engineering
25 42 (14.33%) Office 365
26 41 (13.99%) Management Information System
27 40 (13.65%) PKI

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 71 (24.23%) MS Exchange
2 31 (10.58%) SharePoint
3 28 (9.56%) IIS
4 12 (4.10%) Apache
5 11 (3.75%) Skype for Business
6 9 (3.07%) Exchange Server 2013
7 6 (2.05%) BizTalk Server
7 6 (2.05%) Exchange Server 2010
7 6 (2.05%) SharePoint Server
8 5 (1.71%) Exchange Server 2003
8 5 (1.71%) Tomcat
9 4 (1.37%) Cloud Foundry
9 4 (1.37%) WebLogic
10 2 (0.68%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2007
11 1 (0.34%) GroupWise
11 1 (0.34%) IBM Notes
11 1 (0.34%) OpenStack
Applications
1 23 (7.85%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (2.05%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (1.71%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (0.68%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.34%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 2 (0.68%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 56 (19.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 45 (15.36%) Amazon AWS
3 42 (14.33%) Office 365
4 19 (6.48%) IaaS
5 10 (3.41%) PaaS
6 8 (2.73%) Azure Active Directory
7 6 (2.05%) SaaS
8 5 (1.71%) OpenShift
9 4 (1.37%) Google Cloud Platform
9 4 (1.37%) OneDrive
9 4 (1.37%) Tricentis Tosca
10 3 (1.02%) AWS CloudFormation
11 2 (0.68%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 2 (0.68%) Dynamics 365
11 2 (0.68%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 64 (21.84%) DNS
2 32 (10.92%) SAN
3 29 (9.90%) Firewall
4 27 (9.22%) DHCP
5 16 (5.46%) Remote Desktop
5 16 (5.46%) VPN
6 15 (5.12%) WAN
7 14 (4.78%) LAN
7 14 (4.78%) NetScaler
8 13 (4.44%) TCP/IP
9 11 (3.75%) Cisco Nexus
10 9 (3.07%) Skype
11 8 (2.73%) Intrusion Detection
11 8 (2.73%) Unified Communications
12 7 (2.39%) Internet
12 7 (2.39%) SMTP
13 6 (2.05%) VLAN
14 5 (1.71%) Cisco ISE
14 5 (1.71%) iSCSI
14 5 (1.71%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (19.11%) SQL Server
2 16 (5.46%) SQL Server 2012
3 12 (4.10%) Oracle Database
4 11 (3.75%) SQL Server 2008
5 10 (3.41%) MongoDB
6 7 (2.39%) Oracle Database 10g
7 6 (2.05%) Amazon RDS
7 6 (2.05%) SQL Server 2016
8 5 (1.71%) Oracle Database 12c
8 5 (1.71%) PostgreSQL
8 5 (1.71%) Power BI
8 5 (1.71%) SQL Server 2005
8 5 (1.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 4 (1.37%) Apache Cassandra
9 4 (1.37%) NoSQL
9 4 (1.37%) Oracle Database 11g
9 4 (1.37%) Oracle OWB
9 4 (1.37%) SQL Server 2014
9 4 (1.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 3 (1.02%) InfluxDB
Development Applications
1 14 (4.78%) Artifactory
2 11 (3.75%) GitLab
3 6 (2.05%) Git (software)
4 5 (1.71%) Jenkins
4 5 (1.71%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (1.37%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 4 (1.37%) Bitbucket
5 4 (1.37%) Cucumber
5 4 (1.37%) HP UFT
5 4 (1.37%) Maven
5 4 (1.37%) PeopleTools
5 4 (1.37%) Selenium
5 4 (1.37%) Subversion
5 4 (1.37%) Visual Studio Team System
6 2 (0.68%) AdminStudio
6 2 (0.68%) JIRA
6 2 (0.68%) Sonatype Nexus
6 2 (0.68%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.34%) MSI
7 1 (0.34%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 11 (3.75%) Finance
2 7 (2.39%) Law
3 6 (2.05%) Local Government
4 5 (1.71%) Military
5 4 (1.37%) Back Office
5 4 (1.37%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.02%) Publishing
7 2 (0.68%) Advertising
7 2 (0.68%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (0.68%) Retail
8 1 (0.34%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 41 (13.99%) Architect
2 35 (11.95%) Analyst
3 34 (11.60%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 24 (8.19%) Administrator
5 21 (7.17%) Infrastructure Support
6 20 (6.83%) Consultant
6 20 (6.83%) Support Engineer
7 18 (6.14%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 17 (5.80%) Support Analyst
9 16 (5.46%) Wintel Engineer
10 15 (5.12%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
10 15 (5.12%) Technical Architect
11 12 (4.10%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 12 (4.10%) DBA
12 11 (3.75%) 3rd Line Support
13 9 (3.07%) Server Engineer
14 8 (2.73%) DevOps Engineer
14 8 (2.73%) Systems Administrator
14 8 (2.73%) Windows Administrator
15 7 (2.39%) AWS Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (3.07%) LDAP
2 8 (2.73%) JSON
3 6 (2.05%) Node.js
4 5 (1.71%) .NET
4 5 (1.71%) .NET Framework
4 5 (1.71%) Web Services
5 4 (1.37%) Apache Axis
5 4 (1.37%) React
5 4 (1.37%) REST
5 4 (1.37%) Spring
6 3 (1.02%) Drools
7 2 (0.68%) AngularJS
7 2 (0.68%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 1 (0.34%) DCOM
8 1 (0.34%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 41 (13.99%) Management Information System
2 40 (13.65%) PKI
3 37 (12.63%) Data Centre
4 17 (5.80%) Clustering
5 15 (5.12%) Hybrid Cloud
6 14 (4.78%) Analytical Skills
7 7 (2.39%) Public Cloud
8 5 (1.71%) DataPower
9 4 (1.37%) CESG
9 4 (1.37%) Client/Server
9 4 (1.37%) User Experience
10 3 (1.02%) FMCG
10 3 (1.02%) Replication
10 3 (1.02%) Self-Motivation
10 3 (1.02%) Video Conferencing
11 2 (0.68%) Device Driver
11 2 (0.68%) Driving Licence
11 2 (0.68%) HP Superdome
11 2 (0.68%) Private Cloud
11 2 (0.68%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 220 (75.09%) Windows
2 115 (39.25%) Windows Server
3 86 (29.35%) Linux
4 67 (22.87%) Windows Server 2012
5 51 (17.41%) Windows Server 2008
6 30 (10.24%) Windows 7
7 25 (8.53%) Windows Server 2003
8 23 (7.85%) Windows 10
9 21 (7.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 16 (5.46%) Unix
11 5 (1.71%) Check Point GAiA
11 5 (1.71%) Solaris
12 2 (0.68%) HPUX
12 2 (0.68%) Windows XP
13 1 (0.34%) Android
13 1 (0.34%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.34%) VMS
13 1 (0.34%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.34%) Windows Phone
13 1 (0.34%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (21.16%) ITIL
2 49 (16.72%) Migration
3 45 (15.36%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 23 (7.85%) Disaster Recovery
4 23 (7.85%) Security Hardening
5 22 (7.51%) DevOps
5 22 (7.51%) Incident Management
6 21 (7.17%) Problem-Solving
7 19 (6.48%) Server Building
8 18 (6.14%) Service Management
9 17 (5.80%) Agile Software Development
9 17 (5.80%) Change Management
9 17 (5.80%) ITIL V3
9 17 (5.80%) Performance Tuning
10 16 (5.46%) Capacity Planning
11 15 (5.12%) Data Protection
11 15 (5.12%) Infrastructure Management
11 15 (5.12%) Patch Management
11 15 (5.12%) Problem Management
11 15 (5.12%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 78 (26.62%) PowerShell
2 47 (16.04%) SQL
3 18 (6.14%) Shell Script
4 14 (4.78%) Java
5 7 (2.39%) Python
6 6 (2.05%) JavaScript
7 5 (1.71%) Bash Shell
8 4 (1.37%) PL/SQL
8 4 (1.37%) T-SQL
9 3 (1.02%) C
9 3 (1.02%) VBScript
10 1 (0.34%) Perl
10 1 (0.34%) VB
Qualifications
1 107 (36.52%) Security Cleared
2 72 (24.57%) SC Cleared
3 32 (10.92%) DV Cleared
4 28 (9.56%) Microsoft Certification
5 23 (7.85%) MCSE
6 13 (4.44%) Degree
7 10 (3.41%) MCSA
8 9 (3.07%) Citrix Certification
9 8 (2.73%) Cisco Certification
10 6 (2.05%) MCITP
11 5 (1.71%) CCSE
12 4 (1.37%) AWS Certification
12 4 (1.37%) CCIE
12 4 (1.37%) CCNP
13 3 (1.02%) CCNA
13 3 (1.02%) HNC
13 3 (1.02%) MCP
13 3 (1.02%) TOGAF Certification
13 3 (1.02%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 2 (0.68%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.07%) SLA
2 4 (1.37%) QA
3 3 (1.02%) GDPR
4 1 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 1 (0.34%) JSP 440
4 1 (0.34%) PMO
4 1 (0.34%) RMADS
System Software
1 172 (58.70%) Active Directory
2 75 (25.60%) VMware Infrastructure
3 63 (21.50%) Hyper-V
4 45 (15.36%) VMware ESXi
5 35 (11.95%) XenApp
6 23 (7.85%) XenDesktop
7 22 (7.51%) vSphere
8 19 (6.48%) VMware Workstation
9 15 (5.12%) Oracle RAC
10 10 (3.41%) DFS Replication
11 9 (3.07%) Virtual Machines
12 7 (2.39%) Docker
12 7 (2.39%) Terminal Server
13 6 (2.05%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 6 (2.05%) Microsoft App-V
13 6 (2.05%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 6 (2.05%) Virtual Desktop
13 6 (2.05%) Virtual Servers
13 6 (2.05%) XenServer
14 5 (1.71%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 196 (66.89%) SCCM
2 38 (12.97%) WSUS
3 28 (9.56%) SCVMM
4 26 (8.87%) vCenter Server
5 19 (6.48%) Microsoft Clustering
6 18 (6.14%) Puppet
6 18 (6.14%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 14 (4.78%) Nagios
8 13 (4.44%) McAfee ePO
9 12 (4.10%) NetBackup
10 11 (3.75%) Ansible
10 11 (3.75%) Norton AntiVirus
10 11 (3.75%) vMotion
11 9 (3.07%) Microsoft Intune
11 9 (3.07%) Opscode Chef
11 9 (3.07%) SCOrch
12 8 (2.73%) SCSM
13 7 (2.39%) QRadar
13 7 (2.39%) Single Sign-On
13 7 (2.39%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 150 (51.19%) Microsoft
2 116 (39.59%) VMware
3 57 (19.45%) HP
4 52 (17.75%) Citrix
5 48 (16.38%) Cisco
6 37 (12.63%) SolarWinds
7 36 (12.29%) Oracle
8 27 (9.22%) Red Hat
9 25 (8.53%) Splunk
10 23 (7.85%) McAfee
11 20 (6.83%) BMC
12 19 (6.48%) IBM
13 18 (6.14%) EMC
14 17 (5.80%) 3PAR
15 13 (4.44%) Symantec
15 13 (4.44%) Veeam
16 12 (4.10%) NetApp
16 12 (4.10%) ServiceNow
17 10 (3.41%) Remedy
18 9 (3.07%) Veritas