Period
to 22 February 2018

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 22 February 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
6 months to
22 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 493 479 463
Rank change year-on-year -14 -16 -109
Contract jobs citing SCOM 416 418 476
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.41% 0.44% 0.44%
As % of the Systems Management category 3.48% 4.04% 4.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 242 272 271
UK median daily rate £399 £409 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.45% +9.00% -3.54%
10th Percentile £280 £263 £260
90th Percentile £534 £525 £494
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +7.14% - -3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 12 19
UK median hourly rate £28.00 £43.28 £37.09
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -35.30% +16.69% +34.07%
10th Percentile £12.43 £21.75 £19.40
90th Percentile £70.00 £55.65 £57.12
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £55.65 £37.09
% change year-on-year -41.60% +50.04% +33.27%

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 11,967 10,337 9,563
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 11.78% 10.77% 8.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,119 6,681 5,927
UK median daily rate £485 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.78% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £272 £263 £240
90th Percentile £625 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £430 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +7.50% +5.26% +5.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 266 257 315
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% - +3.20%
10th Percentile £11.25 £12.50 £11.00
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.90 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.35 £18.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year -17.05% - -7.78%

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 22 February 2018.

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 22 February 2018.

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 22 February 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
England -17 377 £400 -5.88% 85
UK excluding London +35 282 £375 +7.14% 59
South East +50 146 £400 +6.67% 20
London -97 131 £400 -11.11% 31
North of England -11 38 £350 -1.41% 18
South West +31 25 £425 +13.33% 3
North West -14 25 £303 -16.55% 12
East of England +8 22 £300 - 3
Scotland -14 21 £400 +6.67% 4
Midlands -2 18 £438 +25.00% 10
Wales +12 14 £350 +75.00%
Yorkshire -21 13 £410 +13.89% 4
West Midlands -9 10 £425 +7.59% 4
East Midlands +1 8 £500 +66.67% 6
Northern Ireland -14 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 22 February 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 with a requirement for SCOM.

1 293 (70.43%) Windows
2 271 (65.14%) SCCM
3 242 (58.17%) Active Directory
4 224 (53.85%) Microsoft
5 182 (43.75%) Windows Server
6 177 (42.55%) VMware
7 172 (41.35%) PowerShell
8 130 (31.25%) Security Cleared
9 124 (29.81%) ITIL
10 123 (29.57%) SQL
11 120 (28.85%) VMware Infrastructure
12 116 (27.88%) SC Cleared
13 113 (27.16%) DNS
14 109 (26.20%) Microsoft Azure
15 107 (25.72%) Windows Server 2012
16 96 (23.08%) DHCP
16 96 (23.08%) Citrix
17 93 (22.36%) SolarWinds
18 90 (21.63%) Hyper-V
19 86 (20.67%) Office 365
20 84 (20.19%) Linux
21 82 (19.71%) MS Exchange
22 81 (19.47%) Windows Server 2008
23 78 (18.75%) SQL Server
24 76 (18.27%) Cisco
25 71 (17.07%) HP
26 69 (16.59%) SAN
27 66 (15.87%) Amazon AWS
28 64 (15.38%) Firewall
29 62 (14.90%) Microsoft Certification

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 82 (19.71%) MS Exchange
2 58 (13.94%) Skype for Business
3 47 (11.30%) IIS
4 42 (10.10%) SharePoint
5 24 (5.77%) Exchange Server 2010
6 14 (3.37%) Exchange Server 2013
7 13 (3.13%) Apache
8 9 (2.16%) SharePoint Server
9 7 (1.68%) Exchange Server 2007
9 7 (1.68%) IBM Domino
10 5 (1.20%) SharePoint 2013
11 4 (0.96%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 4 (0.96%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 4 (0.96%) Drupal
11 4 (0.96%) Tomcat
11 4 (0.96%) WebSphere
11 4 (0.96%) WordPress
12 3 (0.72%) BizTalk Server
12 3 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2003
12 3 (0.72%) OpenStack
Applications
1 36 (8.65%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (1.92%) Microsoft Project
2 8 (1.92%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.24%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 1 (0.24%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 109 (26.20%) Microsoft Azure
2 86 (20.67%) Office 365
3 66 (15.87%) Amazon AWS
4 19 (4.57%) IaaS
5 14 (3.37%) PaaS
6 11 (2.64%) Azure Active Directory
7 8 (1.92%) SaaS
8 3 (0.72%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (0.72%) Mimecast
9 2 (0.48%) Google Cloud Platform
9 2 (0.48%) OneDrive
10 1 (0.24%) IBM Cloud
10 1 (0.24%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 113 (27.16%) DNS
2 96 (23.08%) DHCP
3 69 (16.59%) SAN
4 64 (15.38%) Firewall
5 34 (8.17%) Skype
6 33 (7.93%) TCP/IP
7 31 (7.45%) LAN
8 29 (6.97%) WAN
9 25 (6.01%) iSCSI
9 25 (6.01%) NAS
10 23 (5.53%) VLAN
11 22 (5.29%) Cisco ISE
11 22 (5.29%) VPN
12 21 (5.05%) Kerberos
12 21 (5.05%) Remote Desktop
13 20 (4.81%) NetScaler
14 16 (3.85%) Network Security
15 15 (3.61%) Fibre Channel
15 15 (3.61%) VSAN
16 13 (3.13%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 78 (18.75%) SQL Server
2 20 (4.81%) SQL Server 2012
3 11 (2.64%) SQL Server 2016
4 10 (2.40%) SQL Server 2008
5 7 (1.68%) Power BI
6 6 (1.44%) Azure SQL Database
6 6 (1.44%) Oracle Database
6 6 (1.44%) PostgreSQL
6 6 (1.44%) SQL Server 2005
7 4 (0.96%) Amazon RDS
7 4 (0.96%) DB2
7 4 (0.96%) SQL Server 2014
8 3 (0.72%) Big Data
8 3 (0.72%) Hadoop
8 3 (0.72%) MySQL
8 3 (0.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 2 (0.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 1 (0.24%) DB2 UDB
10 1 (0.24%) Oracle Database 11g
10 1 (0.24%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 6 (1.44%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (1.20%) Visual Studio Team System
3 4 (0.96%) Git (software)
3 4 (0.96%) Visual Studio
4 3 (0.72%) Jenkins
5 2 (0.48%) MSI
5 2 (0.48%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 1 (0.24%) LoadUI
6 1 (0.24%) SoapUI
6 1 (0.24%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 35 (8.41%) Finance
2 10 (2.40%) Local Government
3 8 (1.92%) Publishing
4 7 (1.68%) Banking
5 5 (1.20%) Retail
6 4 (0.96%) Telecoms
7 3 (0.72%) Romanian Language
8 2 (0.48%) Investment Banking
8 2 (0.48%) Legal
9 1 (0.24%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.24%) Back Office
9 1 (0.24%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.24%) French Language
9 1 (0.24%) Law
9 1 (0.24%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.24%) Military
9 1 (0.24%) Private Banking
9 1 (0.24%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 45 (10.82%) Architect
2 44 (10.58%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 32 (7.69%) SCCM Engineer
4 31 (7.45%) Network Engineer
5 30 (7.21%) Consultant
6 25 (6.01%) Analyst
7 22 (5.29%) Windows Engineer
8 21 (5.05%) Server Engineer
9 19 (4.57%) Systems Engineer
10 17 (4.09%) Support Engineer
11 14 (3.37%) Administrator
12 13 (3.13%) 3rd Line Support
12 13 (3.13%) Security Engineer
13 12 (2.88%) Azure Consultant
13 12 (2.88%) Infrastructure Specialist
13 12 (2.88%) Technical Architect
14 11 (2.64%) 3rd Line Engineer
14 11 (2.64%) Azure Engineer
14 11 (2.64%) Enterprise Architect
14 11 (2.64%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (5.77%) LDAP
2 18 (4.33%) Web Services
3 12 (2.88%) .NET
4 6 (1.44%) JSON
5 5 (1.20%) XML
6 4 (0.96%) Middleware
7 3 (0.72%) REST
8 1 (0.24%) .NET Framework
8 1 (0.24%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 55 (13.22%) Clustering
2 53 (12.74%) Analytical Skills
3 38 (9.13%) Data Centre
4 30 (7.21%) Replication
5 22 (5.29%) PKI
6 18 (4.33%) Management Information System
7 11 (2.64%) Blackberry
7 11 (2.64%) Computer Science
7 11 (2.64%) Hybrid Cloud
8 10 (2.40%) EMC VNX
9 8 (1.92%) Enterprise Software
10 6 (1.44%) CMDB
10 6 (1.44%) Enterprise Cloud
10 6 (1.44%) Public Cloud
11 5 (1.20%) Fintech
11 5 (1.20%) Private Cloud
12 4 (0.96%) Video Conferencing
13 3 (0.72%) Fat Client
13 3 (0.72%) Reference Data
13 3 (0.72%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 293 (70.43%) Windows
2 182 (43.75%) Windows Server
3 107 (25.72%) Windows Server 2012
4 84 (20.19%) Linux
5 81 (19.47%) Windows Server 2008
6 60 (14.42%) Windows 10
7 37 (8.89%) Windows 7
8 32 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
9 21 (5.05%) Unix
10 15 (3.61%) Windows 8
11 12 (2.88%) Apple iOS
12 11 (2.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 11 (2.64%) Solaris
13 10 (2.40%) Android
13 10 (2.40%) Data ONTAP
14 9 (2.16%) Windows Vista
15 8 (1.92%) CentOS
16 7 (1.68%) AIX
17 4 (0.96%) Mac OS
18 3 (0.72%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 124 (29.81%) ITIL
2 49 (11.78%) Change Management
3 44 (10.58%) Migration
4 35 (8.41%) Service Management
5 32 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
6 31 (7.45%) ITIL V3
7 28 (6.73%) Problem Management
8 26 (6.25%) Network Management
9 25 (6.01%) Service Delivery
10 23 (5.53%) Server Building
11 22 (5.29%) Configuration Management
11 22 (5.29%) DevOps
12 18 (4.33%) Agile Software Development
13 17 (4.09%) Project Management
13 17 (4.09%) Validation
14 16 (3.85%) Application Packaging
14 16 (3.85%) PRINCE2
15 14 (3.37%) High Availability
15 14 (3.37%) Service Design
16 13 (3.13%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 172 (41.35%) PowerShell
2 123 (29.57%) SQL
3 28 (6.73%) VBScript
4 6 (1.44%) C
5 5 (1.20%) Python
6 4 (0.96%) T-SQL
7 3 (0.72%) Bash Shell
7 3 (0.72%) C#
7 3 (0.72%) VB
8 2 (0.48%) Java
8 2 (0.48%) Perl
9 1 (0.24%) C++
9 1 (0.24%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.24%) PHP
9 1 (0.24%) R
9 1 (0.24%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 130 (31.25%) Security Cleared
2 116 (27.88%) SC Cleared
3 62 (14.90%) Microsoft Certification
4 48 (11.54%) MCSE
5 32 (7.69%) Degree
6 26 (6.25%) DV Cleared
7 24 (5.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 22 (5.29%) Cisco Certification
9 21 (5.05%) MCSA
10 15 (3.61%) CCNP
10 15 (3.61%) MCITP
11 10 (2.40%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
12 8 (1.92%) MCP
13 7 (1.68%) CCA
13 7 (1.68%) CCIE
13 7 (1.68%) CCNA
13 7 (1.68%) Citrix Certification
13 7 (1.68%) Computer Science Degree
14 6 (1.44%) ITIL Certification
15 5 (1.20%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (3.37%) SLA
2 8 (1.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (1.20%) GDPR
4 3 (0.72%) COBIT
4 3 (0.72%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.48%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.24%) HMG Infosec
6 1 (0.24%) PMO
6 1 (0.24%) QA
System Software
1 242 (58.17%) Active Directory
2 120 (28.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 90 (21.63%) Hyper-V
4 48 (11.54%) XenApp
5 47 (11.30%) vSphere
6 45 (10.82%) VMware ESXi
7 25 (6.01%) Microsoft App-V
8 21 (5.05%) XenDesktop
9 19 (4.57%) Virtual Machines
9 19 (4.57%) VMware Workstation
10 11 (2.64%) Terminal Services
11 9 (2.16%) NFS
12 7 (1.68%) ISA Server
13 6 (1.44%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 6 (1.44%) DFS Replication
13 6 (1.44%) Virtual Servers
13 6 (1.44%) VMware Server
14 3 (0.72%) Docker
14 3 (0.72%) Forefront TMG
14 3 (0.72%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 271 (65.14%) SCCM
2 37 (8.89%) SCVMM
3 31 (7.45%) WSUS
4 30 (7.21%) Microsoft Clustering
5 24 (5.77%) Nagios
6 23 (5.53%) McAfee ePO
7 22 (5.29%) Backup Exec
7 22 (5.29%) SCOrch
8 20 (4.81%) AirWatch
9 19 (4.57%) NetBackup
10 17 (4.09%) SCSM
11 14 (3.37%) Norton AntiVirus
12 10 (2.40%) HP Data Protector
13 9 (2.16%) vCenter Server
14 8 (1.92%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
15 7 (1.68%) HP Quality Center
15 7 (1.68%) Tivoli
16 6 (1.44%) EMC NetWorker
16 6 (1.44%) Opscode Chef
17 5 (1.20%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 224 (53.85%) Microsoft
2 177 (42.55%) VMware
3 96 (23.08%) Citrix
4 93 (22.36%) SolarWinds
5 76 (18.27%) Cisco
6 71 (17.07%) HP
7 53 (12.74%) NetApp
8 39 (9.38%) McAfee
9 28 (6.73%) Remedy
10 26 (6.25%) IBM
10 26 (6.25%) Symantec
11 23 (5.53%) EMC
12 22 (5.29%) Dell
13 20 (4.81%) Veeam
14 19 (4.57%) Oracle
15 17 (4.09%) CommVault
15 17 (4.09%) Red Hat
15 17 (4.09%) Veritas
16 16 (3.85%) 3PAR
16 16 (3.85%) EqualLogic