Period
to 23 August 2017

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 23 August 2017 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
23 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 459 355 410
Rank change year-on-year -104 +55 0
Contract jobs citing SCOM 422 730 595
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.44% 0.68% 0.53%
As % of the Systems Management category 3.97% 6.17% 6.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 265 463 385
UK median daily rate £400 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +3.45% +3.57%
10th Percentile £265 £268 £225
90th Percentile £538 £513 £483
UK excluding London median daily rate £391 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.33% +7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 24 24
UK median hourly rate £24.94 £34.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.65% +13.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £12.00 £18.50 £19.78
90th Percentile £32.34 £43.28 £40.19
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.75 £36.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -17.36% +20.00% +3.45%

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 10631 11828 9654
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 11.07% 10.94% 8.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 7036 7618 5934
UK median daily rate £465 £425 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.41% +6.92% +6.00%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £220
90th Percentile £613 £588 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £390 £363
% change year-on-year +6.41% +7.59% +8.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 250 245 346
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £22.50 £20.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.22% +11.47% +0.93%
10th Percentile £10.75 £13.00 £12.00
90th Percentile £47.00 £43.17 £40.09
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £25.00 £20.19
% change year-on-year -36.00% +23.85% +0.62%

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 23 August 2017.

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 23 August 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for SCOM in the UK

SCOM
Top 16 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 23 August 2017. 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 -122 378 £400 +1.65% 50
UK excluding London -100 251 £391 +4.33% 40
London -64 164 £425 +6.25% 17
South East -51 84 £425 - 11
North of England -17 58 £325 -9.72% 10
Midlands -9 32 £361 +3.07% 4
North West -20 32 £315 -25.36% 1
Scotland +22 28 £400 +33.33% 6
Yorkshire +10 20 £325 +12.07% 9
East of England -19 20 £450 +9.09% 4
South West -8 19 £375 -6.25% 4
West Midlands +8 18 £375 +7.14% 4
East Midlands -9 14 £325 +1.96%
North East +52 6 £450 +45.16%
Wales 0 6 £195 -2.50% 1
Northern Ireland -45 6 £325 -

For the 6 months to 23 August 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SCOM also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for SCOM.

1 285 (67.54%) Windows
2 231 (54.74%) SCCM
3 230 (54.50%) Microsoft
4 204 (48.34%) Active Directory
5 155 (36.73%) Windows Server
6 143 (33.89%) ITIL
7 140 (33.18%) VMware
8 130 (30.81%) PowerShell
9 107 (25.36%) SQL
10 95 (22.51%) Office 365
11 92 (21.80%) Windows Server 2012
12 88 (20.85%) HP
13 87 (20.62%) SQL Server
14 84 (19.91%) Microsoft Azure
15 82 (19.43%) VMware Infrastructure
16 80 (18.96%) Microsoft Certification
16 80 (18.96%) Firewall
17 77 (18.25%) Hyper-V
18 67 (15.88%) Security Cleared
19 66 (15.64%) Citrix
20 64 (15.17%) MS Exchange
21 62 (14.69%) SAN
22 61 (14.45%) Linux
23 60 (14.22%) Service Management
23 60 (14.22%) Windows Server 2008
24 59 (13.98%) DNS
25 57 (13.51%) Cisco
26 53 (12.56%) Migration
27 50 (11.85%) SC Cleared
28 49 (11.61%) Data Centre

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 64 (15.17%) MS Exchange
2 44 (10.43%) Skype for Business
3 39 (9.24%) SharePoint
4 30 (7.11%) IIS
5 22 (5.21%) Exchange Server 2010
6 16 (3.79%) Exchange Server 2013
7 10 (2.37%) Apache
8 8 (1.90%) Exchange Server 2003
9 6 (1.42%) IBM Notes
9 6 (1.42%) SharePoint 2013
10 5 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2007
10 5 (1.18%) SharePoint Server
10 5 (1.18%) Tomcat
11 4 (0.95%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 4 (0.95%) GroupWise
12 2 (0.47%) IBM Domino
12 2 (0.47%) OpenStack
13 1 (0.24%) JBoss
13 1 (0.24%) WebSphere
Applications
1 35 (8.29%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (3.32%) MS Visio
3 7 (1.66%) Microsoft Excel
4 5 (1.18%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.24%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (1.42%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.18%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (0.71%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 95 (22.51%) Office 365
2 84 (19.91%) Microsoft Azure
3 39 (9.24%) Amazon AWS
4 27 (6.40%) IaaS
5 14 (3.32%) PaaS
6 11 (2.61%) Azure Active Directory
7 5 (1.18%) Cloud Computing
7 5 (1.18%) SaaS
8 3 (0.71%) Akamai
8 3 (0.71%) Amazon ELB
8 3 (0.71%) Mimecast
9 2 (0.47%) Google Cloud Platform
9 2 (0.47%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 80 (18.96%) Firewall
2 62 (14.69%) SAN
3 59 (13.98%) DNS
4 40 (9.48%) DHCP
5 39 (9.24%) VPN
5 39 (9.24%) WAN
6 33 (7.82%) LAN
7 25 (5.92%) Skype
8 23 (5.45%) TCP/IP
9 22 (5.21%) NAS
10 17 (4.03%) NetScaler
11 16 (3.79%) LDAP
12 13 (3.08%) Remote Desktop
13 11 (2.61%) Kerberos
13 11 (2.61%) VLAN
14 10 (2.37%) Network Security
14 10 (2.37%) SSL
15 9 (2.13%) Cisco ISE
15 9 (2.13%) Reverse Proxy
16 8 (1.90%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 87 (20.62%) SQL Server
2 27 (6.40%) SQL Server 2012
3 19 (4.50%) SQL Server 2016
4 16 (3.79%) SQL Server 2014
5 15 (3.55%) SQL Server 2005
6 14 (3.32%) Big Data
7 10 (2.37%) SQL Server 2008
8 8 (1.90%) Azure SQL Database
8 8 (1.90%) Hadoop
9 7 (1.66%) Relational Database
10 5 (1.18%) DB2
11 4 (0.95%) Power BI
11 4 (0.95%) SQL Server 2000
11 4 (0.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 3 (0.71%) Oracle Database
12 3 (0.71%) RDBMS
12 3 (0.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 2 (0.47%) Data Lake
13 2 (0.47%) DocumentDB
14 1 (0.24%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 14 (3.32%) Visual Studio
2 12 (2.84%) Git (software)
3 7 (1.66%) Team Foundation Server
4 6 (1.42%) Jenkins
5 5 (1.18%) Introscope
6 4 (0.95%) FishEye
6 4 (0.95%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 1 (0.24%) Ant
7 1 (0.24%) Hudson
7 1 (0.24%) JIRA
7 1 (0.24%) Maven
7 1 (0.24%) MSI
7 1 (0.24%) Subversion
7 1 (0.24%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 47 (11.14%) Finance
2 14 (3.32%) Local Government
3 9 (2.13%) Telecoms
4 8 (1.90%) Publishing
5 7 (1.66%) Legal
6 5 (1.18%) Manufacturing
7 4 (0.95%) Banking
7 4 (0.95%) Electronics
7 4 (0.95%) Pharmaceutical
8 3 (0.71%) Financial Institution
8 3 (0.71%) Marketing
8 3 (0.71%) Retail
9 1 (0.24%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.24%) Dutch Language
9 1 (0.24%) French Language
Job Titles
1 53 (12.56%) Architect
2 50 (11.85%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 41 (9.72%) Administrator
4 34 (8.06%) Consultant
5 29 (6.87%) Server Engineer
6 27 (6.40%) Technical Architect
7 25 (5.92%) Analyst
7 25 (5.92%) Systems Administrator
8 21 (4.98%) Support Engineer
8 21 (4.98%) Windows Engineer
9 20 (4.74%) SCCM Engineer
10 17 (4.03%) Infrastructure Specialist
10 17 (4.03%) Network Engineer
10 17 (4.03%) Systems Manager
11 14 (3.32%) Azure Engineer
12 13 (3.08%) Infrastructure Analyst
13 12 (2.84%) DBA
13 12 (2.84%) Infrastructure Manager
13 12 (2.84%) Monitoring Specialist
13 12 (2.84%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (2.61%) .NET
1 11 (2.61%) XML
2 5 (1.18%) WAP
2 5 (1.18%) Web Services
3 2 (0.47%) ASP.NET
3 2 (0.47%) HTML
3 2 (0.47%) Software Packaging
4 1 (0.24%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 49 (11.61%) Data Centre
2 37 (8.77%) Clustering
3 36 (8.53%) PKI
4 29 (6.87%) Analytical Skills
5 19 (4.50%) Management Information System
6 17 (4.03%) Replication
7 14 (3.32%) Private Cloud
7 14 (3.32%) Public Cloud
8 11 (2.61%) Blackberry
9 8 (1.90%) CMDB
9 8 (1.90%) Hybrid Cloud
9 8 (1.90%) Virtual Team
10 7 (1.66%) NHS
11 6 (1.42%) Enterprise Software
11 6 (1.42%) Enterprise Storage
11 6 (1.42%) HP Storage
12 5 (1.18%) e-Health
12 5 (1.18%) iPad
12 5 (1.18%) iPhone
12 5 (1.18%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 285 (67.54%) Windows
2 155 (36.73%) Windows Server
3 92 (21.80%) Windows Server 2012
4 61 (14.45%) Linux
5 60 (14.22%) Windows Server 2008
6 43 (10.19%) Windows 10
7 33 (7.82%) Windows 7
8 30 (7.11%) Windows Server 2003
9 23 (5.45%) Unix
10 18 (4.27%) Windows 8
11 17 (4.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 15 (3.55%) Solaris
12 15 (3.55%) Windows Vista
13 13 (3.08%) AIX
14 5 (1.18%) Windows XP
15 3 (0.71%) Mac OS
16 2 (0.47%) CentOS
16 2 (0.47%) Data ONTAP
16 2 (0.47%) Mac OS X
16 2 (0.47%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 143 (33.89%) ITIL
2 60 (14.22%) Service Management
3 53 (12.56%) Migration
4 33 (7.82%) DevOps
4 33 (7.82%) High Availability
5 32 (7.58%) Change Management
6 29 (6.87%) Agile Software Development
7 28 (6.64%) Service Delivery
8 26 (6.16%) Disaster Recovery
9 24 (5.69%) Configuration Management
10 21 (4.98%) Stakeholder Management
11 20 (4.74%) Infrastructure Monitoring
11 20 (4.74%) ITIL V3
11 20 (4.74%) Server Building
12 19 (4.50%) Incident Management
13 18 (4.27%) TOGAF
14 17 (4.03%) Information Security
15 16 (3.79%) ITSM
15 16 (3.79%) Project Management
15 16 (3.79%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 130 (30.81%) PowerShell
2 107 (25.36%) SQL
3 13 (3.08%) Shell Script
4 8 (1.90%) Bash Shell
4 8 (1.90%) C#
4 8 (1.90%) VBScript
5 7 (1.66%) C++
5 7 (1.66%) Java
5 7 (1.66%) VB
6 5 (1.18%) C
6 5 (1.18%) Perl
6 5 (1.18%) Python
7 4 (0.95%) T-SQL
8 2 (0.47%) PHP
8 2 (0.47%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 80 (18.96%) Microsoft Certification
2 67 (15.88%) Security Cleared
3 50 (11.85%) SC Cleared
4 47 (11.14%) MCSE
5 35 (8.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 33 (7.82%) MCITP
7 22 (5.21%) DV Cleared
8 20 (4.74%) Degree
9 18 (4.27%) Cisco Certification
10 15 (3.55%) CCNA
11 14 (3.32%) MCTS
12 11 (2.61%) ITIL Certification
13 9 (2.13%) MCSA
14 8 (1.90%) VCP6
15 6 (1.42%) CCSP
16 4 (0.95%) ISEB
17 3 (0.71%) CCIE
17 3 (0.71%) CCNP
17 3 (0.71%) MCP
17 3 (0.71%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (8.06%) SLA
2 23 (5.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 10 (2.37%) COBIT
4 9 (2.13%) QA
5 8 (1.90%) PCI DSS
6 5 (1.18%) HMG Infosec
7 3 (0.71%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.24%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.24%) PMO
System Software
1 204 (48.34%) Active Directory
2 82 (19.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 77 (18.25%) Hyper-V
4 36 (8.53%) vSphere
5 27 (6.40%) XenApp
6 17 (4.03%) Virtual Machines
7 13 (3.08%) Virtual Servers
8 11 (2.61%) Microsoft App-V
9 10 (2.37%) VMware ESXi
10 9 (2.13%) XenDesktop
11 8 (1.90%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 8 (1.90%) DFS Replication
12 7 (1.66%) Squid
13 6 (1.42%) Virtual Desktop
14 5 (1.18%) ISA Server
14 5 (1.18%) NFS
15 4 (0.95%) Apache ZooKeeper
15 4 (0.95%) BitLocker
15 4 (0.95%) Docker
15 4 (0.95%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 231 (54.74%) SCCM
2 28 (6.64%) vCenter Server
3 27 (6.40%) SCOrch
4 23 (5.45%) NetBackup
5 22 (5.21%) SCSM
6 18 (4.27%) Microsoft Clustering
7 17 (4.03%) WSUS
8 14 (3.32%) AirWatch
8 14 (3.32%) Failover Clustering
8 14 (3.32%) SCVMM
9 13 (3.08%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 11 (2.61%) Nagios
11 10 (2.37%) EMC NetWorker
12 9 (2.13%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
13 8 (1.90%) Opscode Chef
13 8 (1.90%) vMotion
14 7 (1.66%) Cisco Prime
14 7 (1.66%) Netcool
14 7 (1.66%) SELinux
15 6 (1.42%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 230 (54.50%) Microsoft
2 140 (33.18%) VMware
3 88 (20.85%) HP
4 66 (15.64%) Citrix
5 57 (13.51%) Cisco
6 46 (10.90%) SolarWinds
7 23 (5.45%) Dell
7 23 (5.45%) EMC
8 22 (5.21%) NetApp
9 20 (4.74%) Juniper
10 18 (4.27%) Red Hat
10 18 (4.27%) Remedy
11 15 (3.55%) CheckPoint
11 15 (3.55%) ServiceNow
12 14 (3.32%) Symantec
13 13 (3.08%) Oracle
14 11 (2.61%) Sun
14 11 (2.61%) Veritas
15 10 (2.37%) BMC
15 10 (2.37%) StorageTek