Period
to 19 January 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 19 January 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
19 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 488 529 491
Rank change year-on-year +41 -38 -2
Contract jobs citing SCOM 263 371 425
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.37% 0.38% 0.42%
As % of the Systems Management category 2.53% 2.56% 3.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 167 235 257
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £290 £276 £295
90th Percentile £541 £538 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £400 £388
% change year-on-year -6.25% +3.23% +6.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 7
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £20.65 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +117.97% -36.48% -24.91%
10th Percentile £28.59 £14.83 £11.70
90th Percentile £52.75 £25.17 £70.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.63 £14.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year +197.36% -56.92% -41.60%

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 10,383 14,488 12,031
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.48% 14.67% 12.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,994 9,682 8,174
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £263 £306 £268
90th Percentile £675 £650 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 300 363 274
UK median hourly rate £19.75 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.86% - -12.50%
10th Percentile £12.98 £12.25 £11.08
90th Percentile £50.60 £47.28 £47.32
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £15.69
% change year-on-year +2.86% +11.54% -20.56%

SCOM
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for SCOM in the UK

SCOM
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SCOM in the UK

SCOM
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SCOM over the 6 months to 19 January 2020.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SCOM in the UK

SCOM
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SCOM in the UK

SCOM
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing SCOM over the 6 months to 19 January 2020.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for SCOM in the UK

SCOM
Top 15 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 19 January 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 +61 257 £400 - 75
UK excluding London +33 205 £375 -6.25% 61
South East +30 71 £425 -3.41% 18
South West +28 54 £438 +9.38% 6
London +89 53 £450 +2.86% 16
North of England +54 38 £350 -6.67% 9
Midlands +38 26 £375 +5.63% 17
North West +22 21 £300 -6.25% 7
West Midlands +21 14 £375 +7.14% 13
East Midlands +33 12 £375 +11.11% 4
East of England +27 11 £325 -22.62% 9
Yorkshire +44 9 £458 +22.00% 2
North East +13 8 £375 -6.25%
Scotland +26 4 £350 - 2
Wales +21 1 £460 +15.00%

For the 6 months to 19 January 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.

1 204 (77.57%) Windows
2 166 (63.12%) Active Directory
2 166 (63.12%) SCCM
3 149 (56.65%) Microsoft
4 131 (49.81%) Windows Server
5 115 (43.73%) VMware
6 97 (36.88%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 93 (35.36%) Azure
8 89 (33.84%) Security Cleared
9 78 (29.66%) PowerShell
10 73 (27.76%) Office 365
11 67 (25.48%) Citrix
12 64 (24.33%) Windows Server 2012
13 63 (23.95%) Cisco
14 62 (23.57%) Hyper-V
15 60 (22.81%) ITIL
16 56 (21.29%) MS Exchange
16 56 (21.29%) VMware Infrastructure
17 54 (20.53%) SharePoint
17 54 (20.53%) DHCP
18 53 (20.15%) DNS
19 47 (17.87%) Windows 10
20 44 (16.73%) Linux
20 44 (16.73%) DV Cleared
21 43 (16.35%) SQL
21 43 (16.35%) Migration
22 42 (15.97%) SC Cleared
23 41 (15.59%) Skype for Business
24 40 (15.21%) Firewall
24 40 (15.21%) SQL Server

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 56 (21.29%) MS Exchange
2 54 (20.53%) SharePoint
3 41 (15.59%) Skype for Business
4 18 (6.84%) Exchange Server 2013
5 16 (6.08%) Exchange Server 2010
6 8 (3.04%) Exchange Server 2003
7 6 (2.28%) IIS
8 2 (0.76%) Confluence
8 2 (0.76%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (0.76%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.38%) Oracle Workflow
9 1 (0.38%) Tomcat
Applications
1 21 (7.98%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.52%) MS Visio
3 3 (1.14%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.76%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.38%) Abaqus
Business Applications
1 4 (1.52%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 93 (35.36%) Azure
2 73 (27.76%) Office 365
3 27 (10.27%) AWS
4 23 (8.75%) IaaS
4 23 (8.75%) PaaS
5 19 (7.22%) Azure Active Directory
6 15 (5.70%) SaaS
7 11 (4.18%) OneDrive
8 6 (2.28%) GitHub
9 3 (1.14%) Azure ExpressRoute
9 3 (1.14%) Azure Stack
9 3 (1.14%) Power Platform
10 2 (0.76%) Akamai
10 2 (0.76%) NuGet
10 2 (0.76%) OpenShift
11 1 (0.38%) GCP
11 1 (0.38%) Mimecast
11 1 (0.38%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 54 (20.53%) DHCP
2 53 (20.15%) DNS
3 40 (15.21%) Firewall
4 38 (14.45%) SAN
5 21 (7.98%) Skype
6 18 (6.84%) LAN
7 16 (6.08%) MPLS
7 16 (6.08%) VPN
7 16 (6.08%) WAN
8 14 (5.32%) NetScaler
9 13 (4.94%) TCP/IP
10 10 (3.80%) BGP
10 10 (3.80%) OSPF
10 10 (3.80%) Remote Desktop
11 9 (3.42%) Cisco ASA
11 9 (3.42%) NaaS
12 8 (3.04%) VoIP
13 6 (2.28%) Intrusion Detection
13 6 (2.28%) iSCSI
13 6 (2.28%) RIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (15.21%) SQL Server
2 13 (4.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (1.52%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (1.52%) SQL Server 2016
4 3 (1.14%) Azure SQL Database
4 3 (1.14%) MySQL
5 2 (0.76%) Big Data
5 2 (0.76%) MongoDB
5 2 (0.76%) Power BI
5 2 (0.76%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (0.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.38%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.38%) DB2
6 1 (0.38%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.38%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.38%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 8 (3.04%) IBM UrbanCode
2 6 (2.28%) Jenkins
2 6 (2.28%) MSI
2 6 (2.28%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (1.52%) InstallShield
3 4 (1.52%) Visual Studio
3 4 (1.52%) WinDbg
4 3 (1.14%) JIRA
5 2 (0.76%) Artifactory
5 2 (0.76%) GitLab
5 2 (0.76%) Maven
5 2 (0.76%) Subversion
5 2 (0.76%) TeamCity
5 2 (0.76%) Visual Studio Code
5 2 (0.76%) WiX
6 1 (0.38%) Fiddler
6 1 (0.38%) Jasmine
6 1 (0.38%) Karma Test Runner
6 1 (0.38%) MSTest
General
1 30 (11.41%) Finance
2 17 (6.46%) Public Sector
3 11 (4.18%) Law
3 11 (4.18%) Legal
4 9 (3.42%) Back Office
4 9 (3.42%) Local Government
5 6 (2.28%) Retail
6 4 (1.52%) Financial Institution
7 3 (1.14%) Banking
8 2 (0.76%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.76%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.38%) Electronics
9 1 (0.38%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.38%) Marketing
9 1 (0.38%) Military
9 1 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 86 (32.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 24 (9.13%) Analyst
3 18 (6.84%) Infrastructure Support
3 18 (6.84%) Support Engineer
4 17 (6.46%) Wintel Engineer
5 16 (6.08%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 15 (5.70%) Architect
6 15 (5.70%) Windows Engineer
7 14 (5.32%) Consultant
8 13 (4.94%) VMware Engineer
9 12 (4.56%) SCCM Engineer
9 12 (4.56%) Support Analyst
10 11 (4.18%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
10 11 (4.18%) Azure Engineer
10 11 (4.18%) Infrastructure Specialist
11 10 (3.80%) Infrastructure Analyst
12 9 (3.42%) Service Desk Analyst
12 9 (3.42%) Systems Engineer
12 9 (3.42%) Technical Engineer
13 8 (3.04%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (6.84%) .NET
2 8 (3.04%) LDAP
3 7 (2.66%) SOAP
4 5 (1.90%) Web Services
5 4 (1.52%) 802.1X
5 4 (1.52%) ASP.NET
5 4 (1.52%) HTML
5 4 (1.52%) REST
6 3 (1.14%) RESTful
7 1 (0.38%) FIX Protocol
7 1 (0.38%) MAPI
7 1 (0.38%) Middleware
7 1 (0.38%) Software Packaging
7 1 (0.38%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 35 (13.31%) Data Centre
2 31 (11.79%) PKI
3 30 (11.41%) Clustering
4 19 (7.22%) Management Information System
5 13 (4.94%) Public Cloud
5 13 (4.94%) User Experience
6 11 (4.18%) Private Cloud
7 7 (2.66%) Analytical Skills
7 7 (2.66%) Blackberry
7 7 (2.66%) Self-Motivation
8 6 (2.28%) Replication
9 4 (1.52%) Linux Command Line
10 3 (1.14%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (1.14%) FMCG
11 2 (0.76%) Blog
11 2 (0.76%) Client/Server
11 2 (0.76%) Hedge funds
11 2 (0.76%) Wiki
12 1 (0.38%) NHS
12 1 (0.38%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 204 (77.57%) Windows
2 131 (49.81%) Windows Server
3 64 (24.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 47 (17.87%) Windows 10
5 44 (16.73%) Linux
6 39 (14.83%) Windows Server 2008
7 21 (7.98%) Windows Server 2003
8 19 (7.22%) Windows 7
9 13 (4.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 13 (4.94%) Windows 8
10 10 (3.80%) Windows XP
11 9 (3.42%) CentOS
11 9 (3.42%) VMS
12 5 (1.90%) Mac OS
13 4 (1.52%) Unix
14 2 (0.76%) Android
14 2 (0.76%) Apple iOS
14 2 (0.76%) Ubuntu
15 1 (0.38%) AIX
15 1 (0.38%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 97 (36.88%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 60 (22.81%) ITIL
3 43 (16.35%) Migration
4 30 (11.41%) Problem Management
5 23 (8.75%) Agile Software Development
5 23 (8.75%) Change Management
6 22 (8.37%) Data Protection
7 21 (7.98%) PRINCE2
7 21 (7.98%) Problem-Solving
8 20 (7.60%) Service Management
9 19 (7.22%) Incident Management
10 16 (6.08%) Infrastructure Management
10 16 (6.08%) Server Building
11 14 (5.32%) ITSM
12 13 (4.94%) DevOps
12 13 (4.94%) High Availability
12 13 (4.94%) Information Security
12 13 (4.94%) Network Virtualisation
13 11 (4.18%) Customer-Centricity
13 11 (4.18%) ISMS
Programming Languages
1 78 (29.66%) PowerShell
2 43 (16.35%) SQL
3 18 (6.84%) C#
4 14 (5.32%) Java
5 13 (4.94%) Bash Shell
6 12 (4.56%) VBScript
7 8 (3.04%) Python
7 8 (3.04%) Shell Script
8 4 (1.52%) C
9 3 (1.14%) C++
9 3 (1.14%) VB
10 2 (0.76%) JavaScript
11 1 (0.38%) KiXtart
11 1 (0.38%) Perl
11 1 (0.38%) Ruby
11 1 (0.38%) VBA
Qualifications
1 89 (33.84%) Security Cleared
2 44 (16.73%) DV Cleared
3 42 (15.97%) SC Cleared
4 31 (11.79%) Microsoft Certification
5 20 (7.60%) MCSE
6 19 (7.22%) MCSA
7 11 (4.18%) CCNA
7 11 (4.18%) Cisco Certification
7 11 (4.18%) MCITP
8 8 (3.04%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 8 (3.04%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 6 (2.28%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 5 (1.90%) ISEB
10 5 (1.90%) ISTQB
10 5 (1.90%) MCP
11 4 (1.52%) Computer Science Degree
11 4 (1.52%) Degree
12 3 (1.14%) CEH
12 3 (1.14%) ITIL Certification
13 2 (0.76%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (4.94%) SLA
2 5 (1.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (1.52%) BS7799
4 2 (0.76%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 2 (0.76%) QA
5 1 (0.38%) GDPR
System Software
1 166 (63.12%) Active Directory
2 62 (23.57%) Hyper-V
3 56 (21.29%) VMware Infrastructure
4 34 (12.93%) XenApp
5 31 (11.79%) VMware ESXi
6 30 (11.41%) Virtual Machines
7 24 (9.13%) XenDesktop
8 20 (7.60%) DFS Replication
9 14 (5.32%) Microsoft App-V
9 14 (5.32%) vSphere
10 12 (4.56%) Virtual Desktop
11 9 (3.42%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 7 (2.66%) BitLocker
13 5 (1.90%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 5 (1.90%) Virtual Servers
14 4 (1.52%) Docker
14 4 (1.52%) VMware NSX
14 4 (1.52%) Xen
15 2 (0.76%) vCloud
15 2 (0.76%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 166 (63.12%) SCCM
2 39 (14.83%) WSUS
3 24 (9.13%) SCVMM
4 18 (6.84%) Microsoft Clustering
4 18 (6.84%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 17 (6.46%) SCOrch
6 13 (4.94%) SCSM
7 11 (4.18%) Microsoft Intune
7 11 (4.18%) Nagios
7 11 (4.18%) SCDPM
8 9 (3.42%) Ansible
9 8 (3.04%) Failover Clustering
9 8 (3.04%) HP SIM
10 7 (2.66%) vCenter Server
10 7 (2.66%) vRealize
11 6 (2.28%) McAfee ePO
11 6 (2.28%) NetBackup
12 5 (1.90%) Netcool
12 5 (1.90%) XenMobile
13 4 (1.52%) Jamf Pro
Vendors
1 149 (56.65%) Microsoft
2 115 (43.73%) VMware
3 67 (25.48%) Citrix
4 63 (23.95%) Cisco
5 32 (12.17%) HP
6 22 (8.37%) McAfee
7 21 (7.98%) Dell
8 15 (5.70%) Ivanti
8 15 (5.70%) NetApp
9 14 (5.32%) IBM
9 14 (5.32%) Splunk
10 12 (4.56%) EMC
10 12 (4.56%) Meraki
10 12 (4.56%) Oracle
11 11 (4.18%) F5
11 11 (4.18%) Sony
12 10 (3.80%) AppDynamics
12 10 (3.80%) Brocade
12 10 (3.80%) Lumension
12 10 (3.80%) SolarWinds