Period
to 21 October 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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 487 382 440
Rank change year-on-year -105 +58 -67
Contract jobs citing SCOM 429 638 553
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.43% 0.60% 0.48%
As % of the Systems Management category 3.88% 5.41% 5.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 273 417 347
UK median daily rate £400 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +3.45% -
10th Percentile £263 £263 £220
90th Percentile £535 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +6.90% +3.57% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 22 25
UK median hourly rate £22.38 £35.75 £37.09
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -37.40% -3.61% +33.27%
10th Percentile £12.00 £21.33 £21.00
90th Percentile £29.75 £44.50 £40.19
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.75 £43.00 £37.09
% change year-on-year -30.81% +15.93% +20.62%

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 11045 11785 9685
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 11.12% 11.10% 8.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 7387 7519 5925
UK median daily rate £475 £435 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.20% +8.75% +6.67%
10th Percentile £263 £262 £225
90th Percentile £613 £588 £556
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.75% +6.67% +8.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 264 269 339
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £22.00 £20.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.18% +8.99% +1.38%
10th Percentile £10.75 £12.95 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.50 £43.28 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.44 £24.50 £20.75
% change year-on-year -28.83% +18.07% +3.75%

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 October 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 21 October 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 21 October 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 -97 375 £400 +6.67% 31
UK excluding London -35 277 £388 +6.90% 19
London -82 144 £410 +0.61% 12
South East -8 118 £400 +6.67% 9
North of England +18 54 £351 +7.85% 2
Scotland +20 31 £364 +21.25%
North West +3 28 £350 +7.77% 1
Midlands +6 23 £338 -5.26% 7
Yorkshire +8 22 £363 +9.02% 1
South West +11 19 £425 +6.25% 1
East of England -27 19 £413 -2.94%
West Midlands -1 15 £350 - 4
Wales +20 12 £264 -
East Midlands +1 8 £325 -14.75% 3
Northern Ireland - 6 £325 -
North East +51 4 £450 +45.16%

For the 6 months to 21 October 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.

1 307 (71.56%) Windows
2 253 (58.97%) SCCM
3 248 (57.81%) Active Directory
4 223 (51.98%) Microsoft
5 177 (41.26%) Windows Server
6 155 (36.13%) VMware
7 152 (35.43%) PowerShell
8 145 (33.80%) ITIL
9 110 (25.64%) SQL
10 101 (23.54%) Windows Server 2012
11 95 (22.14%) Office 365
12 93 (21.68%) DNS
13 89 (20.75%) VMware Infrastructure
13 89 (20.75%) Microsoft Azure
14 86 (20.05%) Firewall
15 78 (18.18%) HP
16 77 (17.95%) Microsoft Certification
16 77 (17.95%) Citrix
17 75 (17.48%) MS Exchange
18 74 (17.25%) SAN
18 74 (17.25%) Hyper-V
18 74 (17.25%) Windows Server 2008
19 73 (17.02%) Linux
20 72 (16.78%) DHCP
21 70 (16.32%) SQL Server
22 68 (15.85%) Security Cleared
23 64 (14.92%) SolarWinds
24 59 (13.75%) Windows 10
25 57 (13.29%) Cisco
26 55 (12.82%) Amazon 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 75 (17.48%) MS Exchange
2 51 (11.89%) Skype for Business
3 46 (10.72%) SharePoint
4 37 (8.62%) IIS
5 27 (6.29%) Exchange Server 2010
6 11 (2.56%) Apache
7 10 (2.33%) SharePoint 2013
7 10 (2.33%) SharePoint Server
8 9 (2.10%) Exchange Server 2013
9 6 (1.40%) IBM Notes
10 5 (1.17%) Exchange Server 2003
10 5 (1.17%) GroupWise
10 5 (1.17%) Tomcat
11 4 (0.93%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 4 (0.93%) Drupal
11 4 (0.93%) WordPress
12 3 (0.70%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 3 (0.70%) IBM Domino
13 2 (0.47%) OpenStack
14 1 (0.23%) JBoss
Applications
1 32 (7.46%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (2.56%) MS Visio
3 9 (2.10%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.23%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (0.93%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.70%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 95 (22.14%) Office 365
2 89 (20.75%) Microsoft Azure
3 55 (12.82%) Amazon AWS
4 26 (6.06%) IaaS
5 16 (3.73%) PaaS
6 14 (3.26%) Azure Active Directory
7 8 (1.86%) SaaS
8 3 (0.70%) Akamai
8 3 (0.70%) Amazon ELB
9 1 (0.23%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.23%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.23%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 93 (21.68%) DNS
2 86 (20.05%) Firewall
3 74 (17.25%) SAN
4 72 (16.78%) DHCP
5 35 (8.16%) WAN
6 34 (7.93%) LDAP
7 33 (7.69%) LAN
8 31 (7.23%) Kerberos
9 30 (6.99%) Skype
9 30 (6.99%) TCP/IP
10 29 (6.76%) NAS
11 25 (5.83%) Remote Desktop
12 23 (5.36%) VPN
13 22 (5.13%) NetScaler
14 15 (3.50%) VLAN
15 12 (2.80%) BGP
15 12 (2.80%) Cisco ISE
15 12 (2.80%) OSPF
16 11 (2.56%) MPLS
16 11 (2.56%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 70 (16.32%) SQL Server
2 30 (6.99%) SQL Server 2012
3 20 (4.66%) SQL Server 2016
4 14 (3.26%) SQL Server 2005
5 11 (2.56%) SQL Server 2008
6 10 (2.33%) SQL Server 2014
7 8 (1.86%) Azure SQL Database
7 8 (1.86%) Big Data
8 7 (1.63%) Hadoop
8 7 (1.63%) Relational Database
9 6 (1.40%) Power BI
10 5 (1.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 4 (0.93%) DB2
11 4 (0.93%) PostgreSQL
11 4 (0.93%) SQL Server 2000
12 3 (0.70%) RDBMS
13 2 (0.47%) Oracle Database
13 2 (0.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 1 (0.23%) MongoDB
14 1 (0.23%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 15 (3.50%) Git (software)
2 11 (2.56%) Team Foundation Server
3 10 (2.33%) Visual Studio
4 6 (1.40%) Jenkins
5 4 (0.93%) FishEye
5 4 (0.93%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (0.23%) Ant
6 1 (0.23%) Hudson
6 1 (0.23%) Introscope
6 1 (0.23%) JIRA
6 1 (0.23%) Maven
6 1 (0.23%) MSI
6 1 (0.23%) Subversion
6 1 (0.23%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 41 (9.56%) Finance
2 11 (2.56%) Publishing
3 9 (2.10%) Local Government
4 8 (1.86%) Telecoms
5 6 (1.40%) Banking
6 4 (0.93%) Legal
6 4 (0.93%) Manufacturing
6 4 (0.93%) Pharmaceutical
7 3 (0.70%) Electronics
7 3 (0.70%) Retail
8 2 (0.47%) Aerospace
8 2 (0.47%) Investment Banking
8 2 (0.47%) Marketing
8 2 (0.47%) Romanian Language
9 1 (0.23%) Dutch Language
9 1 (0.23%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.23%) French Language
9 1 (0.23%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 51 (11.89%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 49 (11.42%) Architect
3 38 (8.86%) SCCM Engineer
4 35 (8.16%) Administrator
5 34 (7.93%) Consultant
5 34 (7.93%) Windows Engineer
6 28 (6.53%) Analyst
6 28 (6.53%) Server Engineer
7 24 (5.59%) Network Engineer
8 22 (5.13%) Technical Architect
9 19 (4.43%) Support Engineer
10 18 (4.20%) Systems Engineer
11 17 (3.96%) Systems Manager
12 16 (3.73%) Systems Administrator
13 14 (3.26%) Infrastructure Analyst
14 13 (3.03%) Azure Engineer
15 11 (2.56%) 3rd Line Support
15 11 (2.56%) Active Directory Engineer
15 11 (2.56%) Field Engineer
15 11 (2.56%) Infrastructure Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (3.50%) Web Services
2 14 (3.26%) .NET
2 14 (3.26%) XML
3 1 (0.23%) ASP.NET
3 1 (0.23%) HTML
3 1 (0.23%) WAP
3 1 (0.23%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 47 (10.96%) Data Centre
2 45 (10.49%) Analytical Skills
3 44 (10.26%) Clustering
4 33 (7.69%) PKI
5 25 (5.83%) Replication
6 11 (2.56%) Management Information System
7 10 (2.33%) Blackberry
8 9 (2.10%) Hybrid Cloud
8 9 (2.10%) Public Cloud
9 8 (1.86%) CMDB
10 7 (1.63%) Computer Science
10 7 (1.63%) Fat Client
10 7 (1.63%) NHS
10 7 (1.63%) Private Cloud
10 7 (1.63%) Thin Client
11 6 (1.40%) EMC VNX
12 5 (1.17%) Driving Licence
12 5 (1.17%) Video Conferencing
13 4 (0.93%) Client/Server
13 4 (0.93%) HP Storage
Operating Systems
1 307 (71.56%) Windows
2 177 (41.26%) Windows Server
3 101 (23.54%) Windows Server 2012
4 74 (17.25%) Windows Server 2008
5 73 (17.02%) Linux
6 59 (13.75%) Windows 10
7 37 (8.62%) Windows 7
8 32 (7.46%) Windows Server 2003
9 23 (5.36%) Windows 8
10 20 (4.66%) Unix
11 18 (4.20%) Solaris
12 17 (3.96%) Windows Vista
13 13 (3.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 7 (1.63%) CentOS
14 7 (1.63%) Windows XP
15 5 (1.17%) AIX
15 5 (1.17%) Apple iOS
16 3 (0.70%) Android
17 2 (0.47%) Data ONTAP
17 2 (0.47%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 145 (33.80%) ITIL
2 54 (12.59%) Migration
3 52 (12.12%) Service Management
4 38 (8.86%) Change Management
5 33 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
6 30 (6.99%) DevOps
6 30 (6.99%) Service Delivery
7 27 (6.29%) Agile Software Development
7 27 (6.29%) Configuration Management
8 24 (5.59%) ITIL V3
8 24 (5.59%) Problem Management
9 19 (4.43%) TOGAF
10 18 (4.20%) Cybersecurity
10 18 (4.20%) High Availability
10 18 (4.20%) Project Management
11 17 (3.96%) Network Management
11 17 (3.96%) Service Design
12 16 (3.73%) Information Security
12 16 (3.73%) Stakeholder Management
12 16 (3.73%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 152 (35.43%) PowerShell
2 110 (25.64%) SQL
3 12 (2.80%) VBScript
4 8 (1.86%) C#
4 8 (1.86%) Shell Script
5 7 (1.63%) C++
5 7 (1.63%) Java
6 6 (1.40%) C
6 6 (1.40%) VB
7 5 (1.17%) Perl
7 5 (1.17%) Python
8 3 (0.70%) Bash Shell
9 2 (0.47%) PHP
9 2 (0.47%) Ruby
9 2 (0.47%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.23%) R
Qualifications
1 77 (17.95%) Microsoft Certification
2 68 (15.85%) Security Cleared
3 52 (12.12%) MCSE
3 52 (12.12%) SC Cleared
4 33 (7.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 31 (7.23%) Degree
5 31 (7.23%) MCITP
6 22 (5.13%) DV Cleared
7 17 (3.96%) Cisco Certification
8 14 (3.26%) MCTS
9 12 (2.80%) MCSA
10 10 (2.33%) CCNA
11 8 (1.86%) ITIL Certification
12 7 (1.63%) CCNP
12 7 (1.63%) CCSP
12 7 (1.63%) Computer Science Degree
13 4 (0.93%) CCA
13 4 (0.93%) CISA
13 4 (0.93%) CISSP
13 4 (0.93%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (6.76%) SLA
2 16 (3.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 10 (2.33%) COBIT
4 8 (1.86%) PCI DSS
4 8 (1.86%) QA
5 5 (1.17%) HMG Infosec
6 4 (0.93%) GDPR
7 3 (0.70%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.23%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.23%) PMO
System Software
1 248 (57.81%) Active Directory
2 89 (20.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 74 (17.25%) Hyper-V
4 36 (8.39%) vSphere
5 26 (6.06%) XenApp
6 24 (5.59%) Microsoft App-V
6 24 (5.59%) VMware ESXi
7 13 (3.03%) Virtual Machines
8 11 (2.56%) Virtual Servers
8 11 (2.56%) XenDesktop
9 10 (2.33%) VMware Workstation
10 6 (1.40%) Terminal Services
10 6 (1.40%) VMware Server
11 5 (1.17%) ISA Server
12 4 (0.93%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 4 (0.93%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 4 (0.93%) Docker
12 4 (0.93%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 4 (0.93%) NFS
13 3 (0.70%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 253 (58.97%) SCCM
2 25 (5.83%) NetBackup
2 25 (5.83%) WSUS
3 23 (5.36%) SCSM
4 21 (4.90%) Microsoft Clustering
5 19 (4.43%) SCOrch
6 18 (4.20%) McAfee ePO
7 17 (3.96%) AirWatch
7 17 (3.96%) SCVMM
8 15 (3.50%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 14 (3.26%) Nagios
10 13 (3.03%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 11 (2.56%) Opscode Chef
11 11 (2.56%) vCenter Server
12 10 (2.33%) Backup Exec
13 9 (2.10%) Norton AntiVirus
14 8 (1.86%) Netcool
15 7 (1.63%) Failover Clustering
15 7 (1.63%) vMotion
16 6 (1.40%) Puppet
Vendors
1 223 (51.98%) Microsoft
2 155 (36.13%) VMware
3 78 (18.18%) HP
4 77 (17.95%) Citrix
5 64 (14.92%) SolarWinds
6 57 (13.29%) Cisco
7 38 (8.86%) NetApp
8 25 (5.83%) McAfee
8 25 (5.83%) Symantec
9 23 (5.36%) EMC
10 21 (4.90%) Dell
11 20 (4.66%) Juniper
12 17 (3.96%) CheckPoint
12 17 (3.96%) Veritas
13 14 (3.26%) EqualLogic
13 14 (3.26%) Red Hat
13 14 (3.26%) Veeam
14 13 (3.03%) IBM
15 12 (2.80%) Sun
16 11 (2.56%) CommVault