Period
to 30 October 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 30 October 2020 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
6 months to
30 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 417 498 521
Rank change year-on-year +81 +23 -32
Contract jobs citing SCOM 120 334 418
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.37% 0.39% 0.40%
As % of the Systems Management category 2.28% 2.69% 2.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 223 261
Median daily rate £350 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.65% +6.25% +0.63%
10th Percentile £195 £298 £224
90th Percentile £575 £550 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £425 £400
% change year-on-year -17.65% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 4
Median hourly rate £48.00 £23.75 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +102.11% +13.10% +18.71%
10th Percentile £37.55 £22.10 £15.95
90th Percentile £58.85 £47.30 £31.48
UK excluding London median hourly rate £61.00 £23.75 £21.00
% change year-on-year +156.84% +13.10% -23.64%

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 with a requirement for systems management skills.

All Systems Management Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 5,253 12,437 14,729
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.00% 14.65% 14.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,275 8,426 9,941
Median daily rate £500 £500 £500
10th Percentile £310 £267 £300
90th Percentile £650 £675 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £435
% change year-on-year - +3.45% +5.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 159 316 388
Median hourly rate £35.00 £21.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +66.67% +20.00% -
10th Percentile £12.71 £12.76 £12.25
90th Percentile £52.60 £50.00 £47.00
Median hourly rate £26.00 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +30.00% +14.29% +8.01%

SCOM
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing SCOM as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for SCOM in the UK

SCOM
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing SCOM.

Daily rate trend for SCOM in the UK

SCOM
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing SCOM over the 6 months to 30 October 2020.

Daily rate histogram for SCOM in the UK

SCOM
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing SCOM.

Hourly rate trend for SCOM in the UK

SCOM
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing SCOM over the 6 months to 30 October 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for SCOM in the UK

SCOM
Top 13 Contract Locations

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 over the 6 months to 30 October 2020. 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
England +115 109 £350 -20.00% 24
UK excluding London +97 67 £350 -17.65% 16
London +178 49 £375 -18.92% 8
South East +134 33 £300 -28.57% 6
Work from Home -92 19 £288 -45.24% 2
North of England +95 13 £350 -6.67% 1
North West +80 11 £436 +38.25% 1
Scotland +74 7 £419 +9.48%
Midlands +57 7 £325 -10.34% 5
West Midlands +53 7 £325 -13.91% 5
East of England +82 5 £300 -25.00% 4
South West +35 2 £394 -17.11%
North East +29 2 £325 -7.14%

For the 6 months to 30 October 2020, 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 with a requirement for SCOM.

1 92 (76.67%) Windows
2 62 (51.67%) Active Directory
3 58 (48.33%) Microsoft
4 54 (45.00%) SCCM
5 52 (43.33%) VMware
6 49 (40.83%) PowerShell
7 45 (37.50%) Azure
8 40 (33.33%) Security Cleared
9 38 (31.67%) Windows Server
10 34 (28.33%) VMware Infrastructure
11 28 (23.33%) Linux
12 24 (20.00%) SolarWinds
13 23 (19.17%) SC Cleared
13 23 (19.17%) ITIL
13 23 (19.17%) DNS
14 22 (18.33%) Office 365
15 21 (17.50%) Windows Server 2012
15 21 (17.50%) Analytical Skills
15 21 (17.50%) Migration
16 20 (16.67%) HP
16 20 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 19 (15.83%) Finance
18 18 (15.00%) Unix
18 18 (15.00%) Hyper-V
19 17 (14.17%) Citrix
19 17 (14.17%) DHCP
20 16 (13.33%) Windows Server 2016
20 16 (13.33%) Azure Active Directory
20 16 (13.33%) Data Centre
21 15 (12.50%) Skype

SCOM
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 13 (10.83%) SharePoint
2 9 (7.50%) MS Exchange
3 7 (5.83%) Skype for Business
4 6 (5.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 3 (2.50%) Apache
5 3 (2.50%) IIS
6 2 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (1.67%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.83%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.83%) nginx
7 1 (0.83%) WebSphere
Applications
1 7 (5.83%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (4.17%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 45 (37.50%) Azure
2 22 (18.33%) Office 365
3 16 (13.33%) Azure Active Directory
4 11 (9.17%) IaaS
5 8 (6.67%) AWS
6 6 (5.00%) SaaS
7 5 (4.17%) OneDrive
8 3 (2.50%) PaaS
9 2 (1.67%) GCP
10 1 (0.83%) Amazon ECS
10 1 (0.83%) AWS CodeCommit
10 1 (0.83%) AWS OpsWorks
10 1 (0.83%) Datadog
10 1 (0.83%) IBM Cloud
10 1 (0.83%) Logic Apps
10 1 (0.83%) Power Platform
10 1 (0.83%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 23 (19.17%) DNS
2 17 (14.17%) DHCP
3 15 (12.50%) Skype
4 11 (9.17%) TCP/IP
5 9 (7.50%) VoIP
6 8 (6.67%) Firewall
6 8 (6.67%) VSAN
7 7 (5.83%) SAN
7 7 (5.83%) SSL
7 7 (5.83%) WAN
8 4 (3.33%) CTI
8 4 (3.33%) H.323
8 4 (3.33%) Kerberos
8 4 (3.33%) LAN
8 4 (3.33%) PBX
8 4 (3.33%) SMTP
8 4 (3.33%) Unified Communications
9 3 (2.50%) HTTP
9 3 (2.50%) iSCSI
9 3 (2.50%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 11 (9.17%) Data Mining
3 4 (3.33%) Amazon RDS
3 4 (3.33%) SQL Server 2019
4 3 (2.50%) SQL Server 2016
5 2 (1.67%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.83%) Power BI
6 1 (0.83%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.83%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.83%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 11 (9.17%) eggPlant
1 11 (9.17%) JMeter
1 11 (9.17%) LoadUI
1 11 (9.17%) NeoLoad
2 4 (3.33%) MSI
3 3 (2.50%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.83%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (0.83%) ClearCase
4 1 (0.83%) ClearQuest
4 1 (0.83%) Gatling
4 1 (0.83%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.83%) Hudson
4 1 (0.83%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.83%) Oracle APEX
4 1 (0.83%) QALoad
4 1 (0.83%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 19 (15.83%) Finance
2 8 (6.67%) Legal
3 5 (4.17%) Banking
3 5 (4.17%) Public Sector
4 3 (2.50%) Retail
5 2 (1.67%) Automotive
5 2 (1.67%) Local Government
5 2 (1.67%) Publishing
6 1 (0.83%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 17 (14.17%) Support Engineer
2 14 (11.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 10 (8.33%) Architect
3 10 (8.33%) Wintel Engineer
4 9 (7.50%) Analyst
5 8 (6.67%) Systems Engineer
5 8 (6.67%) Test Engineer
6 7 (5.83%) Consultant
6 7 (5.83%) Infrastructure Architect
6 7 (5.83%) Performance Test Engineer
7 6 (5.00%) Performance Engineer
7 6 (5.00%) Remote Support Engineer
7 6 (5.00%) VMware Engineer
8 5 (4.17%) Administrator
8 5 (4.17%) Server Engineer
8 5 (4.17%) Technical Leader
8 5 (4.17%) Windows Engineer
9 4 (3.33%) Messaging Administrator
9 4 (3.33%) Microsoft Engineer
9 4 (3.33%) VMware Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (9.17%) Elastic Stack
2 7 (5.83%) LDAP
3 6 (5.00%) Web Services
4 4 (3.33%) XMPP
5 3 (2.50%) SAML
6 1 (0.83%) .NET
6 1 (0.83%) COM
6 1 (0.83%) Middleware
6 1 (0.83%) OAuth
6 1 (0.83%) OpenID
6 1 (0.83%) RESTful
6 1 (0.83%) SOAP
6 1 (0.83%) Visualforce
6 1 (0.83%) WCF
6 1 (0.83%) WPF
6 1 (0.83%) XML
6 1 (0.83%) XSL
6 1 (0.83%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 21 (17.50%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (13.33%) Data Centre
3 11 (9.17%) Clustering
3 11 (9.17%) PKI
4 7 (5.83%) Replication
4 7 (5.83%) Self-Motivation
5 6 (5.00%) Blackberry
6 5 (4.17%) Fat Client
6 5 (4.17%) Thin Client
7 4 (3.33%) Client/Server
7 4 (3.33%) IVR
8 3 (2.50%) iSeries
8 3 (2.50%) Management Information System
8 3 (2.50%) NHS
9 2 (1.67%) CMDB
9 2 (1.67%) EMC VNX
9 2 (1.67%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (1.67%) Private Cloud
9 2 (1.67%) Public Cloud
9 2 (1.67%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 92 (76.67%) Windows
2 38 (31.67%) Windows Server
3 28 (23.33%) Linux
4 21 (17.50%) Windows Server 2012
5 18 (15.00%) Unix
6 16 (13.33%) Windows Server 2016
7 14 (11.67%) Windows Server 2008
8 10 (8.33%) Windows Server 2019
9 9 (7.50%) Windows 10
10 7 (5.83%) Windows Server 2003
11 5 (4.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (1.67%) AIX
12 2 (1.67%) Data ONTAP
12 2 (1.67%) Windows XP
13 1 (0.83%) CentOS
13 1 (0.83%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.83%) VMS
13 1 (0.83%) Windows 7
13 1 (0.83%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.83%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (19.17%) ITIL
2 21 (17.50%) Migration
3 20 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 15 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
5 14 (11.67%) Service Delivery
6 13 (10.83%) High Availability
6 13 (10.83%) Root Cause Analysis
7 11 (9.17%) Performance Testing
7 11 (9.17%) Problem-Solving
7 11 (9.17%) Risk Analysis
7 11 (9.17%) SDLC
7 11 (9.17%) Test Planning
7 11 (9.17%) Waterfall
8 10 (8.33%) Configuration Management
8 10 (8.33%) Test Strategy
9 9 (7.50%) DevOps
9 9 (7.50%) Disaster Recovery
10 8 (6.67%) Identity Management
11 7 (5.83%) Change Management
11 7 (5.83%) Dashboard Development
Programming Languages
1 49 (40.83%) PowerShell
2 14 (11.67%) SQL
3 7 (5.83%) Perl
4 5 (4.17%) Python
5 3 (2.50%) VBScript
6 2 (1.67%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.83%) Apex Code
7 1 (0.83%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.83%) VB
7 1 (0.83%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 40 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 23 (19.17%) SC Cleared
3 9 (7.50%) DV Cleared
4 6 (5.00%) Degree
4 6 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (2.50%) MCSA
6 2 (1.67%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.83%) CCNA
7 1 (0.83%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.83%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (0.83%) MCITP
7 1 (0.83%) MCP
7 1 (0.83%) MCSE
7 1 (0.83%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (10.83%) SLA
2 7 (5.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (2.50%) QA
4 2 (1.67%) Cyber Essentials
4 2 (1.67%) GDPR
4 2 (1.67%) HIPAA
5 1 (0.83%) GMP
System Software
1 62 (51.67%) Active Directory
2 34 (28.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (15.00%) Hyper-V
4 15 (12.50%) vSphere
5 11 (9.17%) XenApp
6 7 (5.83%) Microsoft App-V
6 7 (5.83%) VMware NSX
6 7 (5.83%) XenDesktop
7 5 (4.17%) Virtual Machines
7 5 (4.17%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (3.33%) DFS Replication
9 3 (2.50%) Virtual Desktop
10 2 (1.67%) Terminal Server
10 2 (1.67%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 1 (0.83%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
11 1 (0.83%) BitLocker
11 1 (0.83%) Docker
11 1 (0.83%) vCloud
11 1 (0.83%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 54 (45.00%) SCCM
2 11 (9.17%) Netcool
2 11 (9.17%) ZABBIX
3 10 (8.33%) WSUS
4 9 (7.50%) Microsoft Intune
5 8 (6.67%) Failover Clustering
5 8 (6.67%) McAfee ePO
5 8 (6.67%) Nagios
6 7 (5.83%) Microsoft Clustering
6 7 (5.83%) vRealize
7 6 (5.00%) Grafana
7 6 (5.00%) Prometheus
7 6 (5.00%) SCDPM
7 6 (5.00%) Tivoli
8 5 (4.17%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 5 (4.17%) NetBackup
8 5 (4.17%) PowerCLI
8 5 (4.17%) SCVMM
9 4 (3.33%) SCOrch
9 4 (3.33%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 58 (48.33%) Microsoft
2 52 (43.33%) VMware
3 24 (20.00%) SolarWinds
4 20 (16.67%) HP
5 17 (14.17%) Citrix
6 15 (12.50%) Splunk
7 13 (10.83%) Cisco
7 13 (10.83%) McAfee
8 12 (10.00%) NetApp
9 11 (9.17%) AppDynamics
9 11 (9.17%) Dynatrace
9 11 (9.17%) New Relic
10 8 (6.67%) ServiceNow
11 5 (4.17%) Dell
12 4 (3.33%) Avaya
12 4 (3.33%) IBM
12 4 (3.33%) Intel
12 4 (3.33%) Red Hat
13 3 (2.50%) Hitachi
13 3 (2.50%) Symantec