Period
to 21 June 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 21 June 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
21 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 506 483 387
Rank change year-on-year -23 -96 +40
Contract jobs citing SCOM 404 397 657
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.40% 0.44% 0.62%
As % of the Systems Management category 3.09% 4.00% 5.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 227 252 398
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +1.27% +9.72%
10th Percentile £250 £263 £281
90th Percentile £538 £542 £516
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £360 £385
% change year-on-year +11.11% -6.49% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 10 26
UK median hourly rate £31.00 £29.75 £35.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.20% -16.20% +33.96%
10th Percentile £13.25 £12.00 £18.50
90th Percentile £33.75 £55.65 £55.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £29.75 £36.00
% change year-on-year +4.20% -17.36% +38.46%

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 13,070 9,918 11,497
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.06% 10.88% 10.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,672 6,543 7,345
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £263
90th Percentile £638 £601 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £413 £388
% change year-on-year +3.03% +6.45% +6.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 328 225 280
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -17.39% +14.83%
10th Percentile £11.81 £11.25 £13.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.60 £53.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £24.11
% change year-on-year - -27.40% +19.42%

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 21 June 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 21 June 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for SCOM in the UK

SCOM
Top 14 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 21 June 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 -28 391 £400 -5.88% 75
UK excluding London +40 280 £400 +11.11% 56
South East +37 127 £411 -3.24% 20
London -73 125 £400 -11.11% 27
North of England -39 47 £303 -6.92% 12
Midlands +4 45 £413 +26.92% 8
North West -6 36 £280 -13.85% 9
East of England +8 28 £375 -16.67% 4
West Midlands -1 25 £325 -10.34% 5
South West +14 21 £460 +26.90% 4
East Midlands +5 20 £475 +58.33% 3
Yorkshire -16 11 £475 +58.33% 3
Scotland -54 9 £438 +9.38% 2
Wales - 3 - - 5

For the 6 months to 21 June 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.

1 259 (64.11%) SCCM
2 255 (63.12%) Windows
3 206 (50.99%) Microsoft
4 176 (43.56%) Active Directory
5 160 (39.60%) Windows Server
6 137 (33.91%) VMware
6 137 (33.91%) Security Cleared
7 133 (32.92%) PowerShell
8 109 (26.98%) SC Cleared
9 106 (26.24%) SQL
10 101 (25.00%) ITIL
11 98 (24.26%) Hyper-V
12 92 (22.77%) Linux
13 88 (21.78%) VMware Infrastructure
14 85 (21.04%) Microsoft Azure
15 80 (19.80%) Cisco
16 77 (19.06%) SQL Server
17 74 (18.32%) SolarWinds
17 74 (18.32%) Windows Server 2012
18 71 (17.57%) DNS
19 70 (17.33%) MS Exchange
20 67 (16.58%) Office 365
21 63 (15.59%) HP
21 63 (15.59%) Citrix
22 62 (15.35%) Firewall
22 62 (15.35%) Windows Server 2008
23 57 (14.11%) SAN
24 53 (13.12%) DHCP
24 53 (13.12%) Data Centre
25 51 (12.62%) Skype for Business

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 70 (17.33%) MS Exchange
2 51 (12.62%) Skype for Business
3 39 (9.65%) IIS
3 39 (9.65%) SharePoint
4 32 (7.92%) Exchange Server 2010
5 18 (4.46%) Exchange Server 2013
6 17 (4.21%) Apache
7 9 (2.23%) Exchange Server 2003
7 9 (2.23%) SharePoint Server
8 6 (1.49%) Cloud Foundry
9 5 (1.24%) Exchange Server 2007
10 4 (0.99%) BizTalk Server
10 4 (0.99%) Confluence
10 4 (0.99%) Tomcat
11 3 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2000
12 2 (0.50%) IBM Notes
12 2 (0.50%) Office Communications Server
12 2 (0.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 1 (0.25%) IBM Domino
13 1 (0.25%) JBoss
Applications
1 30 (7.43%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.50%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.25%) CATIA
3 1 (0.25%) InfoPath
3 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.50%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (0.50%) Teamcenter
2 1 (0.25%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.25%) ENOVIA
2 1 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 85 (21.04%) Microsoft Azure
2 67 (16.58%) Office 365
3 41 (10.15%) Amazon AWS
4 14 (3.47%) IaaS
5 12 (2.97%) PaaS
6 11 (2.72%) Azure Active Directory
7 6 (1.49%) Google Cloud Platform
7 6 (1.49%) OpenShift
7 6 (1.49%) Tricentis Tosca
8 4 (0.99%) SaaS
9 3 (0.74%) OneDrive
10 2 (0.50%) Mimecast
11 1 (0.25%) Akamai
11 1 (0.25%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 71 (17.57%) DNS
2 62 (15.35%) Firewall
3 57 (14.11%) SAN
4 53 (13.12%) DHCP
5 31 (7.67%) VPN
6 30 (7.43%) LAN
6 30 (7.43%) TCP/IP
7 29 (7.18%) WAN
8 28 (6.93%) Cisco ISE
9 26 (6.44%) Skype
10 18 (4.46%) iSCSI
11 16 (3.96%) NAS
12 13 (3.22%) Network Security
12 13 (3.22%) SMS
13 12 (2.97%) Internet
14 11 (2.72%) NetScaler
15 10 (2.48%) Fibre Channel
15 10 (2.48%) SNMP
16 8 (1.98%) Remote Desktop
16 8 (1.98%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 77 (19.06%) SQL Server
2 16 (3.96%) Power BI
3 12 (2.97%) SQL Server 2008
4 10 (2.48%) SQL Server 2016
5 9 (2.23%) Amazon RDS
6 7 (1.73%) Oracle Database
6 7 (1.73%) Redis
6 7 (1.73%) SQL Server 2005
7 6 (1.49%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 6 (1.49%) Apache Cassandra
7 6 (1.49%) Couchbase
7 6 (1.49%) NoSQL
7 6 (1.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 4 (0.99%) SQL Server 2000
8 4 (0.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 3 (0.74%) Azure SQL Database
9 3 (0.74%) MongoDB
9 3 (0.74%) Oracle Database 10g
9 3 (0.74%) SQL Server 2012
9 3 (0.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 13 (3.22%) Visual Studio
2 12 (2.97%) JIRA
3 10 (2.48%) Jenkins
3 10 (2.48%) Subversion
3 10 (2.48%) Visual Studio Team System
4 8 (1.98%) Git (software)
5 6 (1.49%) Artifactory
5 6 (1.49%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 6 (1.49%) Bitbucket
5 6 (1.49%) Cucumber
5 6 (1.49%) HP UFT
5 6 (1.49%) Maven
5 6 (1.49%) Selenium
6 4 (0.99%) JMeter
6 4 (0.99%) LoadRunner
7 3 (0.74%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (0.50%) MSI
8 2 (0.50%) SilkTest
8 2 (0.50%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 1 (0.25%) Introscope
General
1 31 (7.67%) Finance
2 16 (3.96%) Local Government
3 8 (1.98%) Military
4 7 (1.73%) Banking
5 6 (1.49%) Back Office
6 5 (1.24%) Publishing
6 5 (1.24%) Retail
7 3 (0.74%) Games
8 2 (0.50%) Marketing
8 2 (0.50%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.25%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.25%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 47 (11.63%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 44 (10.89%) Architect
3 37 (9.16%) Network Engineer
4 33 (8.17%) Support Engineer
5 32 (7.92%) Analyst
6 31 (7.67%) Server Engineer
7 25 (6.19%) Consultant
8 21 (5.20%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 19 (4.70%) 3rd Line Support
10 18 (4.46%) Systems Engineer
11 17 (4.21%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
11 17 (4.21%) Windows Engineer
12 13 (3.22%) SCCM Engineer
13 12 (2.97%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
14 11 (2.72%) Azure Engineer
14 11 (2.72%) Infrastructure Support
14 11 (2.72%) Network Systems Engineer
15 10 (2.48%) Network Security Engineer
15 10 (2.48%) Support Analyst
15 10 (2.48%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (2.72%) JSON
2 10 (2.48%) Web Services
3 7 (1.73%) .NET
4 3 (0.74%) Drools
4 3 (0.74%) REST
5 2 (0.50%) WAP
6 1 (0.25%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.25%) Elastic Stack
6 1 (0.25%) HTML
6 1 (0.25%) LAMP
6 1 (0.25%) LDAP
6 1 (0.25%) Middleware
6 1 (0.25%) Natural Language Processing
6 1 (0.25%) SAML
6 1 (0.25%) TensorFlow
Miscellaneous
1 53 (13.12%) Data Centre
2 47 (11.63%) Clustering
3 40 (9.90%) PKI
4 38 (9.41%) Analytical Skills
5 18 (4.46%) Management Information System
6 14 (3.47%) Replication
7 9 (2.23%) Computer Science
7 9 (2.23%) Self-Motivation
8 8 (1.98%) Public Cloud
9 7 (1.73%) CLARiiON
9 7 (1.73%) User Experience
10 6 (1.49%) Video Conferencing
11 5 (1.24%) Hybrid Cloud
11 5 (1.24%) Private Cloud
12 4 (0.99%) Blackberry
13 3 (0.74%) CCTV
13 3 (0.74%) Client/Server
13 3 (0.74%) DataPower
13 3 (0.74%) Enterprise Software
14 2 (0.50%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 255 (63.12%) Windows
2 160 (39.60%) Windows Server
3 92 (22.77%) Linux
4 74 (18.32%) Windows Server 2012
5 62 (15.35%) Windows Server 2008
6 42 (10.40%) Windows 10
7 36 (8.91%) Unix
8 28 (6.93%) Windows Server 2003
9 27 (6.68%) Windows 7
10 14 (3.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 12 (2.97%) Solaris
12 8 (1.98%) Android
12 8 (1.98%) Apple iOS
12 8 (1.98%) Data ONTAP
13 7 (1.73%) Mac OS X
14 6 (1.49%) Windows XP
15 4 (0.99%) AIX
15 4 (0.99%) Windows 2000 Server
16 3 (0.74%) Check Point GAiA
16 3 (0.74%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 101 (25.00%) ITIL
2 48 (11.88%) Migration
2 48 (11.88%) Problem-Solving
3 32 (7.92%) Service Management
4 27 (6.68%) Change Management
4 27 (6.68%) DevOps
5 26 (6.44%) Network Management
5 26 (6.44%) Problem Management
6 25 (6.19%) Server Building
6 25 (6.19%) Service Delivery
7 18 (4.46%) Virtual Environments
8 16 (3.96%) Patch Management
9 15 (3.71%) Agile Software Development
9 15 (3.71%) Business Intelligence
9 15 (3.71%) Validation
10 14 (3.47%) Capacity Management
10 14 (3.47%) Disaster Recovery
10 14 (3.47%) Incident Management
10 14 (3.47%) Network Monitoring
11 12 (2.97%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 133 (32.92%) PowerShell
2 106 (26.24%) SQL
3 26 (6.44%) VBScript
4 14 (3.47%) Python
5 12 (2.97%) C#
6 8 (1.98%) Bash Shell
6 8 (1.98%) C
7 6 (1.49%) VB
8 5 (1.24%) Java
9 3 (0.74%) JavaScript
9 3 (0.74%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.25%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.25%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 137 (33.91%) Security Cleared
2 109 (26.98%) SC Cleared
3 36 (8.91%) Microsoft Certification
4 33 (8.17%) DV Cleared
5 30 (7.43%) Cisco Certification
6 28 (6.93%) MCSE
7 26 (6.44%) CCNP
8 20 (4.95%) Degree
9 15 (3.71%) MCSA
10 14 (3.47%) CCIE
11 12 (2.97%) MCP
11 12 (2.97%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 10 (2.48%) CCNA
13 9 (2.23%) ITIL Certification
14 7 (1.73%) Novell Certification
15 5 (1.24%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
16 4 (0.99%) A+ Certification
16 4 (0.99%) Computer Science Degree
16 4 (0.99%) Network+ Certification
17 3 (0.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (1.49%) SLA
2 5 (1.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (0.99%) PMO
4 3 (0.74%) HMG Infosec
4 3 (0.74%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.50%) RMADS
6 1 (0.25%) COBIT
6 1 (0.25%) Def Stans
6 1 (0.25%) Solvency II
System Software
1 176 (43.56%) Active Directory
2 98 (24.26%) Hyper-V
3 88 (21.78%) VMware Infrastructure
4 38 (9.41%) XenApp
5 34 (8.42%) VMware ESXi
6 30 (7.43%) vSphere
7 24 (5.94%) Virtual Machines
8 17 (4.21%) Microsoft App-V
9 14 (3.47%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 11 (2.72%) XenDesktop
11 8 (1.98%) DFS Replication
11 8 (1.98%) NFS
11 8 (1.98%) Terminal Services
11 8 (1.98%) VMware Server
12 7 (1.73%) BitLocker
12 7 (1.73%) VMware Workstation
13 6 (1.49%) Docker
13 6 (1.49%) Xen
14 4 (0.99%) Virtual Desktop
15 3 (0.74%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 259 (64.11%) SCCM
2 42 (10.40%) SCVMM
3 33 (8.17%) Microsoft Clustering
4 28 (6.93%) WSUS
5 26 (6.44%) SCOrch
6 25 (6.19%) NetBackup
7 23 (5.69%) SCSM
8 22 (5.45%) Nagios
9 18 (4.46%) McAfee ePO
10 16 (3.96%) Backup Exec
11 12 (2.97%) AirWatch
12 11 (2.72%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 11 (2.72%) vCenter Server
13 10 (2.48%) Ansible
13 10 (2.48%) BladeLogic
13 10 (2.48%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
14 9 (2.23%) Tivoli
15 8 (1.98%) Microsoft Intune
15 8 (1.98%) Netcool
15 8 (1.98%) Netcool/OMNIbus
Vendors
1 206 (50.99%) Microsoft
2 137 (33.91%) VMware
3 80 (19.80%) Cisco
4 74 (18.32%) SolarWinds
5 63 (15.59%) Citrix
5 63 (15.59%) HP
6 35 (8.66%) Remedy
7 31 (7.67%) McAfee
7 31 (7.67%) NetApp
8 25 (6.19%) Red Hat
9 21 (5.20%) BMC
10 18 (4.46%) Veeam
11 17 (4.21%) Oracle
11 17 (4.21%) Veritas
12 15 (3.71%) 3PAR
12 15 (3.71%) EMC
13 13 (3.22%) CommVault
13 13 (3.22%) Symantec
14 12 (2.97%) IBM
15 10 (2.48%) ServiceNow