Period
to 17 October 2019

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 17 October 2019 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
17 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 488 518 491
Rank change year-on-year +30 -27 -109
Contract jobs citing SCOM 337 426 428
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.40% 0.41% 0.43%
As % of the Systems Management category 2.70% 2.93% 3.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 223 269 271
UK median daily rate £428 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.88% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £298 £224 £263
90th Percentile £565 £538 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +6.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 4 11
UK median hourly rate £23.75 £21.00 £22.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.10% -6.17% -37.40%
10th Percentile £20.20 £15.95 £12.00
90th Percentile £37.05 £31.48 £29.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.75 £21.00 £29.75
% change year-on-year +13.10% -29.41% -23.23%

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 12,462 14,535 11,447
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.65% 14.09% 11.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,417 9,783 7,604
UK median daily rate £500 £498 £469
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.50% +6.13% +9.01%
10th Percentile £275 £290 £263
90th Percentile £675 £650 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £430 £413
% change year-on-year +4.65% +4.24% +5.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 316 390 271
UK median hourly rate £21.15 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.86% - -29.29%
10th Percentile £12.76 £12.00 £10.75
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.90 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year +19.40% +9.38% -40.74%

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 17 October 2019.

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 17 October 2019.

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 17 October 2019. 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 +10 309 £440 +10.00% 60
UK excluding London +54 267 £425 +6.25% 55
South East +16 88 £416 -2.06% 20
South West +28 76 £475 +15.15% 7
London +6 63 £463 +15.63% 9
North of England +24 36 £363 +3.57% 12
Midlands +31 34 £350 -6.35% 12
North West +25 20 £315 - 5
West Midlands +24 18 £325 - 7
East Midlands +36 16 £350 -15.15% 5
Scotland +33 15 £383 -12.57% 4
East of England +23 12 £550 +37.50%
Yorkshire +26 9 £463 +8.82% 5
Wales +19 7 £460 +15.00%
North East +17 7 £350 -12.50% 2

For the 6 months to 17 October 2019, 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.

1 256 (75.96%) Windows
2 240 (71.22%) SCCM
3 230 (68.25%) Active Directory
4 201 (59.64%) Microsoft
5 176 (52.23%) Windows Server
6 163 (48.37%) VMware
7 130 (38.58%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 124 (36.80%) Windows Server 2012
9 114 (33.83%) Azure
10 106 (31.45%) Security Cleared
11 104 (30.86%) PowerShell
12 96 (28.49%) Office 365
13 95 (28.19%) Citrix
14 93 (27.60%) Hyper-V
15 86 (25.52%) VMware Infrastructure
16 84 (24.93%) Cisco
16 84 (24.93%) MS Exchange
17 73 (21.66%) SQL Server
18 69 (20.47%) DV Cleared
19 68 (20.18%) Windows 10
20 67 (19.88%) SQL
20 67 (19.88%) DNS
21 66 (19.58%) Linux
22 60 (17.80%) ITIL
23 59 (17.51%) DHCP
24 57 (16.91%) Firewall
25 56 (16.62%) Migration
26 53 (15.73%) Windows Server 2008
27 52 (15.43%) Microsoft Certification
28 51 (15.13%) AWS

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 84 (24.93%) MS Exchange
2 40 (11.87%) SharePoint
2 40 (11.87%) Skype for Business
3 29 (8.61%) Exchange Server 2010
4 28 (8.31%) Exchange Server 2013
5 13 (3.86%) IIS
6 10 (2.97%) Exchange Server 2003
7 6 (1.78%) BizTalk Server
8 4 (1.19%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 4 (1.19%) SharePoint Server
9 3 (0.89%) Confluence
10 2 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2007
10 2 (0.59%) MS Project Server
10 2 (0.59%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (0.30%) Apache
11 1 (0.30%) OpenStack
11 1 (0.30%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.30%) WebLogic
Applications
1 29 (8.61%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.59%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.30%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (1.19%) Veritas eDiscovery
2 1 (0.30%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.30%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 114 (33.83%) Azure
2 96 (28.49%) Office 365
3 51 (15.13%) AWS
4 35 (10.39%) Azure Active Directory
5 27 (8.01%) IaaS
6 26 (7.72%) PaaS
7 14 (4.15%) SaaS
8 5 (1.48%) Azure Stack
9 4 (1.19%) GitHub
10 3 (0.89%) Azure ExpressRoute
10 3 (0.89%) Mimecast
10 3 (0.89%) Power Platform
11 2 (0.59%) Dynamics 365
11 2 (0.59%) Google Analytics
11 2 (0.59%) OpenShift
12 1 (0.30%) Amazon EC2
12 1 (0.30%) Amazon ELB
12 1 (0.30%) Amazon S3
12 1 (0.30%) NuGet
12 1 (0.30%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 67 (19.88%) DNS
2 59 (17.51%) DHCP
3 57 (16.91%) Firewall
4 35 (10.39%) SAN
5 23 (6.82%) WAN
6 20 (5.93%) TCP/IP
7 18 (5.34%) NetScaler
8 17 (5.04%) Intrusion Detection
8 17 (5.04%) Remote Desktop
9 16 (4.75%) Skype
10 15 (4.45%) Cisco ASA
11 14 (4.15%) LAN
11 14 (4.15%) Unified Communications
12 13 (3.86%) VoIP
13 12 (3.56%) NaaS
13 12 (3.56%) VPN
14 11 (3.26%) Cisco Nexus
15 9 (2.67%) MPLS
16 7 (2.08%) Internet
16 7 (2.08%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 73 (21.66%) SQL Server
2 15 (4.45%) SQL Server 2012
3 10 (2.97%) SQL Server 2008
3 10 (2.97%) SQL Server 2016
4 8 (2.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 6 (1.78%) Azure SQL Database
5 6 (1.78%) SQL Server 2005
6 5 (1.48%) Oracle Database
6 5 (1.48%) SQL Server 2017
7 3 (0.89%) Amazon RDS
7 3 (0.89%) Big Data
7 3 (0.89%) Power BI
7 3 (0.89%) SQL Server 2014
8 2 (0.59%) MySQL
8 2 (0.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (0.30%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 1 (0.30%) OLTP
9 1 (0.30%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (0.30%) Oracle OWB
9 1 (0.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 8 (2.37%) MSI
2 6 (1.78%) Visual Studio
3 5 (1.48%) JIRA
4 4 (1.19%) InstallShield
4 4 (1.19%) Jenkins
4 4 (1.19%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (1.19%) WinDbg
5 3 (0.89%) WiX
6 2 (0.59%) Maven
6 2 (0.59%) Subversion
6 2 (0.59%) Visual Studio Code
7 1 (0.30%) Fiddler
7 1 (0.30%) GitLab
7 1 (0.30%) Karma Test Runner
7 1 (0.30%) MSTest
7 1 (0.30%) PeopleTools
7 1 (0.30%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.30%) TestRail
7 1 (0.30%) Zephyr
General
1 34 (10.09%) Finance
2 22 (6.53%) Public Sector
3 14 (4.15%) Law
4 13 (3.86%) Legal
5 11 (3.26%) Banking
6 9 (2.67%) Local Government
6 9 (2.67%) Telecoms
7 5 (1.48%) Financial Institution
7 5 (1.48%) Retail
8 4 (1.19%) Back Office
9 3 (0.89%) Investment Banking
9 3 (0.89%) Marketing
10 2 (0.59%) Electronics
10 2 (0.59%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.30%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 105 (31.16%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 34 (10.09%) Analyst
2 34 (10.09%) Wintel Engineer
3 30 (8.90%) Architect
4 25 (7.42%) Infrastructure Support
5 21 (6.23%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 21 (6.23%) Support Engineer
6 20 (5.93%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 17 (5.04%) Server Engineer
8 16 (4.75%) Support Analyst
8 16 (4.75%) Systems Engineer
9 14 (4.15%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
10 13 (3.86%) Consultant
11 12 (3.56%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
11 12 (3.56%) Azure Engineer
11 12 (3.56%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
11 12 (3.56%) Windows Engineer
12 11 (3.26%) Administrator
12 11 (3.26%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
13 10 (2.97%) SCCM Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (4.75%) .NET
2 12 (3.56%) Web Services
3 10 (2.97%) SOAP
4 8 (2.37%) LDAP
5 7 (2.08%) REST
6 5 (1.48%) HTML
7 4 (1.19%) Middleware
8 3 (0.89%) 802.1X
8 3 (0.89%) ASP.NET
8 3 (0.89%) RESTful
9 2 (0.59%) JSON
9 2 (0.59%) Software Packaging
10 1 (0.30%) MAPI
10 1 (0.30%) XML
10 1 (0.30%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 49 (14.54%) Data Centre
2 41 (12.17%) Clustering
3 37 (10.98%) PKI
4 33 (9.79%) Management Information System
5 22 (6.53%) Public Cloud
6 18 (5.34%) Analytical Skills
7 13 (3.86%) User Experience
8 11 (3.26%) Blackberry
9 7 (2.08%) Hybrid Cloud
9 7 (2.08%) Self-Motivation
10 6 (1.78%) Replication
11 5 (1.48%) iPhone
11 5 (1.48%) Private Cloud
12 4 (1.19%) CMDB
12 4 (1.19%) Linux Command Line
13 3 (0.89%) Client/Server
13 3 (0.89%) Fat Client
13 3 (0.89%) HP Superdome
13 3 (0.89%) Thin Client
14 2 (0.59%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 256 (75.96%) Windows
2 176 (52.23%) Windows Server
3 124 (36.80%) Windows Server 2012
4 68 (20.18%) Windows 10
5 66 (19.58%) Linux
6 53 (15.73%) Windows Server 2008
7 36 (10.68%) Windows Server 2003
8 28 (8.31%) Windows 7
9 18 (5.34%) Windows 8
10 17 (5.04%) Windows XP
11 15 (4.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 11 (3.26%) CentOS
13 10 (2.97%) VMS
14 9 (2.67%) Unix
15 7 (2.08%) Android
16 5 (1.48%) Mac OS
17 3 (0.89%) HPUX
18 1 (0.30%) Check Point GAiA
18 1 (0.30%) Solaris
18 1 (0.30%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 130 (38.58%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 60 (17.80%) ITIL
3 56 (16.62%) Migration
4 35 (10.39%) Data Protection
5 30 (8.90%) Change Management
6 28 (8.31%) Problem Management
7 26 (7.72%) Agile Software Development
7 26 (7.72%) Service Management
8 25 (7.42%) Problem-Solving
9 24 (7.12%) Server Building
10 23 (6.82%) ITSM
11 22 (6.53%) Information Security
12 20 (5.93%) Incident Management
13 18 (5.34%) Infrastructure Management
13 18 (5.34%) PRINCE2
14 16 (4.75%) Customer-Centricity
14 16 (4.75%) Network Virtualisation
14 16 (4.75%) Security Management
15 15 (4.45%) DevOps
15 15 (4.45%) Preventative Maintenance
Programming Languages
1 104 (30.86%) PowerShell
2 67 (19.88%) SQL
3 18 (5.34%) Java
4 14 (4.15%) C#
4 14 (4.15%) VBScript
5 10 (2.97%) Python
6 5 (1.48%) C
6 5 (1.48%) VB
7 4 (1.19%) Bash Shell
7 4 (1.19%) JavaScript
8 3 (0.89%) C++
9 2 (0.59%) Perl
9 2 (0.59%) PL/SQL
9 2 (0.59%) Ruby
9 2 (0.59%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.30%) PHP
10 1 (0.30%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 106 (31.45%) Security Cleared
2 69 (20.47%) DV Cleared
3 52 (15.43%) Microsoft Certification
4 46 (13.65%) SC Cleared
5 35 (10.39%) MCSA
6 32 (9.50%) MCSE
7 26 (7.72%) Cisco Certification
8 23 (6.82%) CCNA
9 18 (5.34%) MCITP
10 16 (4.75%) MCP
11 14 (4.15%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 10 (2.97%) Degree
13 9 (2.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 8 (2.37%) CCNP
15 7 (2.08%) ITIL Certification
15 7 (2.08%) VCP6
16 5 (1.48%) Computer Science Degree
16 5 (1.48%) ISEB
16 5 (1.48%) ISTQB
17 3 (0.89%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (5.34%) SLA
2 3 (0.89%) Government Security Classifications
2 3 (0.89%) QA
3 2 (0.59%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 1 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.30%) PMO
System Software
1 230 (68.25%) Active Directory
2 93 (27.60%) Hyper-V
3 86 (25.52%) VMware Infrastructure
4 43 (12.76%) XenApp
5 42 (12.46%) Virtual Machines
5 42 (12.46%) VMware ESXi
6 31 (9.20%) XenDesktop
7 25 (7.42%) DFS Replication
8 24 (7.12%) Virtual Desktop
9 20 (5.93%) Microsoft App-V
10 17 (5.04%) vSphere
11 13 (3.86%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 10 (2.97%) Virtual Servers
13 6 (1.78%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 5 (1.48%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
15 4 (1.19%) Xen
16 3 (0.89%) Docker
17 2 (0.59%) BitLocker
17 2 (0.59%) Citrix Hypervisor
17 2 (0.59%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 240 (71.22%) SCCM
2 41 (12.17%) SCVMM
2 41 (12.17%) WSUS
3 29 (8.61%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 21 (6.23%) Microsoft Clustering
5 18 (5.34%) SCSM
6 17 (5.04%) Microsoft Intune
7 16 (4.75%) SCDPM
8 15 (4.45%) Failover Clustering
8 15 (4.45%) Nagios
9 13 (3.86%) SCOrch
10 12 (3.56%) vCenter Server
11 10 (2.97%) Tivoli
12 8 (2.37%) NetBackup
13 6 (1.78%) Ansible
13 6 (1.78%) BMC PATROL
13 6 (1.78%) Netcool
13 6 (1.78%) Terraform
13 6 (1.78%) vRealize
14 5 (1.48%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 201 (59.64%) Microsoft
2 163 (48.37%) VMware
3 95 (28.19%) Citrix
4 84 (24.93%) Cisco
5 40 (11.87%) HP
6 25 (7.42%) McAfee
7 19 (5.64%) Adobe
8 18 (5.34%) Meraki
9 16 (4.75%) Dell
9 16 (4.75%) Splunk
10 14 (4.15%) F5
10 14 (4.15%) Ivanti
10 14 (4.15%) Sony
11 13 (3.86%) CheckPoint
11 13 (3.86%) Oracle
11 13 (3.86%) Red Hat
11 13 (3.86%) SolarWinds
12 11 (3.26%) EMC
12 11 (3.26%) NetApp
13 10 (2.97%) Juniper