Period
to 28 September 2021

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 28 September 2021 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
28 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 664 414 506
Rank change year-on-year -250 +92 +4
Contract jobs citing SCOM 140 105 347
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.17% 0.36% 0.40%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.09% 2.22% 2.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 70 233
10th Percentile £303 £245 £298
25th Percentile £376 £300 £343
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £400 £425
Median % change year-on-year +12.50% -5.88% +6.25%
75th Percentile £538 £489 £488
90th Percentile £560 £585 £549
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £425
% change year-on-year +12.50% -5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 9
10th Percentile £25.38 " £20.18
25th Percentile £25.94 £60.50 £20.23
Median hourly rate £27.50 £61.00 £23.75
Median % change year-on-year -54.92% +156.84% -8.65%
75th Percentile £32.02 £61.50 "
90th Percentile £37.90 " £30.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.22 £61.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year -32.43% +156.84% -8.65%

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 12,847 4,720 13,037
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.85% 16.03% 14.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,128 3,253 8,950
10th Percentile £356 £313 £281
25th Percentile £450 £405 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% - +2.56%
75th Percentile £625 £588 £600
90th Percentile £700 £663 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 161 90 298
10th Percentile £14.25 £12.31 £12.44
25th Percentile £16.18 £14.00 £14.96
Median hourly rate £23.00 £19.50 £21.00
Median % change year-on-year +17.95% -7.14% +20.00%
75th Percentile £48.75 £39.75 £40.56
90th Percentile £65.00 £50.20 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.52 £19.38 £19.82
% change year-on-year +0.72% -2.25% +13.26%

SCOM
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing SCOM as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for SCOM in the UK

SCOM
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing SCOM.

Daily rate trend for SCOM in the UK

SCOM
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing SCOM over the 6 months to 28 September 2021.

Daily rate histogram for SCOM in the UK

SCOM
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing SCOM.

Hourly rate trend for SCOM in the UK

SCOM
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing SCOM over the 6 months to 28 September 2021.

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 28 September 2021. 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 -244 109 £450 +12.50% 45
UK excluding London -154 65 £450 +12.50% 35
London -198 47 £450 +20.00% 11
Work from Home -237 30 £525 +82.61% 8
South East -86 25 £450 +12.50% 10
South West -39 10 £450 +2.86% 1
North of England -87 10 £400 +23.08% 9
East of England -40 9 £450 +12.50% 7
Midlands -83 6 £403 -10.56% 7
Yorkshire - 5 £400 - 5
North West -54 4 £400 +23.08% 2
West Midlands -65 4 £403 -10.56% 3
Scotland -83 4 £470 +12.24%
East Midlands - 2 £687 - 4
North East -16 1 £400 +23.08% 2
Northern Ireland - 1 £140 - 1

For the 6 months to 28 September 2021, 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.

1 105 (75.00%) Windows
2 91 (65.00%) Active Directory
3 88 (62.86%) SCCM
4 69 (49.29%) Windows Server
5 66 (47.14%) Microsoft
6 63 (45.00%) PowerShell
7 56 (40.00%) VMware
8 47 (33.57%) Azure
9 45 (32.14%) Windows Server 2012
9 45 (32.14%) Security Cleared
10 44 (31.43%) ITIL
11 42 (30.00%) Windows Server 2016
12 35 (25.00%) SQL
12 35 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
13 33 (23.57%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 31 (22.14%) Microsoft 365
15 27 (19.29%) Hyper-V
15 27 (19.29%) Citrix
16 26 (18.57%) Migration
16 26 (18.57%) Social Skills
17 24 (17.14%) SharePoint
18 23 (16.43%) DHCP
18 23 (16.43%) Data Centre
19 22 (15.71%) Windows Server 2019
20 21 (15.00%) Clustering
20 21 (15.00%) SC Cleared
20 21 (15.00%) SCVMM
21 20 (14.29%) WSUS
21 20 (14.29%) DNS
21 20 (14.29%) Virtual Machines

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 24 (17.14%) SharePoint
2 11 (7.86%) MS Exchange
3 7 (5.00%) IIS
4 4 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (1.43%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (1.43%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 8 (5.71%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (2.86%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.71%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.71%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (0.71%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.71%) Elite 3E
1 1 (0.71%) Misys Opics
Cloud Services
1 47 (33.57%) Azure
2 31 (22.14%) Microsoft 365
3 13 (9.29%) Azure Active Directory
4 11 (7.86%) AWS
5 9 (6.43%) SaaS
6 7 (5.00%) IaaS
6 7 (5.00%) Power Platform
7 6 (4.29%) PaaS
8 2 (1.43%) Mimecast
8 2 (1.43%) OneDrive
9 1 (0.71%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.71%) Dynamics 365
9 1 (0.71%) GCP
9 1 (0.71%) Power Automate
9 1 (0.71%) PowerApps
9 1 (0.71%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 23 (16.43%) DHCP
2 20 (14.29%) DNS
3 11 (7.86%) Firewall
4 10 (7.14%) WAN
5 9 (6.43%) LAN
5 9 (6.43%) SAN
5 9 (6.43%) TCP/IP
6 5 (3.57%) iSCSI
6 5 (3.57%) Wireless
7 4 (2.86%) Remote Desktop
7 4 (2.86%) VoIP
8 3 (2.14%) Fibre Channel
8 3 (2.14%) NetScaler
8 3 (2.14%) VPN
8 3 (2.14%) VSAN
9 2 (1.43%) Cisco Nexus
9 2 (1.43%) NAS
9 2 (1.43%) Skype
9 2 (1.43%) SNMP
9 2 (1.43%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (12.14%) SQL Server
2 8 (5.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 6 (4.29%) Power BI
3 6 (4.29%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (3.57%) SQL Server 2014
4 5 (3.57%) SQL Server 2016
5 2 (1.43%) MySQL
5 2 (1.43%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (1.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.71%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.71%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.71%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.71%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.71%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.71%) SQL Server 2017
Development Applications
1 4 (2.86%) Visual Studio
2 2 (1.43%) MSI
3 1 (0.71%) CruiseControl
3 1 (0.71%) Eclipse
3 1 (0.71%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.71%) Subversion
General
1 26 (18.57%) Social Skills
2 14 (10.00%) Finance
3 11 (7.86%) Public Sector
4 8 (5.71%) Documentation Skills
5 6 (4.29%) Banking
6 5 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (2.86%) Law
8 3 (2.14%) Financial Institution
8 3 (2.14%) Investment Banking
8 3 (2.14%) Organisational Skills
9 2 (1.43%) Back Office
10 1 (0.71%) Electronics
10 1 (0.71%) German Language
10 1 (0.71%) Legal
10 1 (0.71%) Local Government
10 1 (0.71%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.71%) Marketing
10 1 (0.71%) Retail
10 1 (0.71%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 21 (15.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 16 (11.43%) Architect
3 14 (10.00%) Systems Engineer
4 11 (7.86%) Analyst
4 11 (7.86%) Windows Engineer
5 9 (6.43%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 8 (5.71%) Consultant
7 7 (5.00%) Infrastructure Architect
7 7 (5.00%) Server Engineer
8 6 (4.29%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
8 6 (4.29%) Administrator
9 5 (3.57%) Server Support
9 5 (3.57%) Windows Administrator
10 4 (2.86%) 3rd Line Support
10 4 (2.86%) Service Analyst
10 4 (2.86%) Support Engineer
10 4 (2.86%) Windows Server Engineer
11 3 (2.14%) Infrastructure Analyst
11 3 (2.14%) Solutions Architect
11 3 (2.14%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (10.00%) .NET
2 4 (2.86%) REST
3 2 (1.43%) LDAP
3 2 (1.43%) Web Services
3 2 (1.43%) XML
4 1 (0.71%) ARM Templates
4 1 (0.71%) J2EE
4 1 (0.71%) JSON
4 1 (0.71%) Regular Expression
4 1 (0.71%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 23 (16.43%) Data Centre
2 21 (15.00%) Clustering
3 11 (7.86%) User Experience
4 9 (6.43%) CMDB
5 5 (3.57%) PKI
6 4 (2.86%) Management Information System
7 3 (2.14%) Microsoft Licensing
7 3 (2.14%) Virtual Team
8 2 (1.43%) Blackberry
8 2 (1.43%) EMC VNX
8 2 (1.43%) IBM Mainframe
8 2 (1.43%) Mainframe
8 2 (1.43%) NHS
8 2 (1.43%) Replication
8 2 (1.43%) Self-Motivation
9 1 (0.71%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.71%) Data Protection Act
9 1 (0.71%) HP StoreVirtual
9 1 (0.71%) Smartphone
9 1 (0.71%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 105 (75.00%) Windows
2 69 (49.29%) Windows Server
3 45 (32.14%) Windows Server 2012
4 42 (30.00%) Windows Server 2016
5 22 (15.71%) Windows Server 2019
6 20 (14.29%) Windows 10
7 17 (12.14%) Linux
8 14 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
9 7 (5.00%) Windows 7
10 5 (3.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 4 (2.86%) Android
11 4 (2.86%) Windows Server 2003
12 3 (2.14%) Apple iOS
12 3 (2.14%) Unix
13 2 (1.43%) AIX
14 1 (0.71%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.71%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (31.43%) ITIL
2 33 (23.57%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 26 (18.57%) Migration
4 14 (10.00%) Data Protection
4 14 (10.00%) Problem-Solving
5 13 (9.29%) Change Management
6 11 (7.86%) Agile Software Development
6 11 (7.86%) Application Virtualisation
6 11 (7.86%) Configuration Management
6 11 (7.86%) Service Delivery
7 9 (6.43%) ITSM
8 8 (5.71%) High Availability
9 7 (5.00%) DevOps
9 7 (5.00%) Protective Monitoring
10 6 (4.29%) Customer Requirements
10 6 (4.29%) Identity Management
10 6 (4.29%) Project Management
10 6 (4.29%) Release Management
10 6 (4.29%) Vulnerability Management
11 5 (3.57%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 63 (45.00%) PowerShell
2 35 (25.00%) SQL
3 14 (10.00%) C#
4 5 (3.57%) Shell Script
5 4 (2.86%) Java
5 4 (2.86%) VB
6 3 (2.14%) C
6 3 (2.14%) VBScript
7 2 (1.43%) Python
7 2 (1.43%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.71%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.71%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.71%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.71%) VBA
Qualifications
1 45 (32.14%) Security Cleared
2 21 (15.00%) SC Cleared
3 17 (12.14%) DV Cleared
4 15 (10.71%) MCSE
4 15 (10.71%) Microsoft Certification
5 11 (7.86%) Degree
6 7 (5.00%) CCNA
6 7 (5.00%) Cisco Certification
6 7 (5.00%) CISSP
7 5 (3.57%) MCITP
7 5 (3.57%) MCP
8 4 (2.86%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (2.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 3 (2.14%) CCA
9 3 (2.14%) Citrix Certification
9 3 (2.14%) Computer Science Degree
10 2 (1.43%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 2 (1.43%) MCTS
11 1 (0.71%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (6.43%) SLA
2 3 (2.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.43%) NIST
4 1 (0.71%) Government Security Classifications
4 1 (0.71%) ISO 22301
4 1 (0.71%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.71%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 91 (65.00%) Active Directory
2 35 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 27 (19.29%) Hyper-V
4 20 (14.29%) Virtual Machines
5 19 (13.57%) vSphere
6 17 (12.14%) VMware ESXi
7 16 (11.43%) Virtual Desktop
8 13 (9.29%) Microsoft App-V
9 12 (8.57%) DFS Replication
9 12 (8.57%) XenDesktop
10 10 (7.14%) XenApp
11 5 (3.57%) Virtual Servers
12 4 (2.86%) VMware Workstation
13 3 (2.14%) VMware NSX
14 2 (1.43%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
14 2 (1.43%) EMC RecoverPoint
14 2 (1.43%) Firmware
15 1 (0.71%) NFS
15 1 (0.71%) Terminal Services
15 1 (0.71%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 88 (62.86%) SCCM
2 21 (15.00%) SCVMM
3 20 (14.29%) SCOrch
3 20 (14.29%) WSUS
4 15 (10.71%) Microsoft Clustering
4 15 (10.71%) SCSM
5 11 (7.86%) Active Directory Federation Services
5 11 (7.86%) Failover Clustering
5 11 (7.86%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 11 (7.86%) SCDPM
6 8 (5.71%) Microsoft Intune
7 7 (5.00%) vRealize
8 6 (4.29%) Ansible
9 5 (3.57%) EMC NetWorker
9 5 (3.57%) NetBackup
9 5 (3.57%) Puppet
10 4 (2.86%) Nagios
11 3 (2.14%) OpenView
11 3 (2.14%) PowerCLI
11 3 (2.14%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 66 (47.14%) Microsoft
2 56 (40.00%) VMware
3 27 (19.29%) Citrix
4 16 (11.43%) Cisco
5 14 (10.00%) Dell
5 14 (10.00%) HP
5 14 (10.00%) SolarWinds
6 10 (7.14%) ArcSight
6 10 (7.14%) EMC
7 9 (6.43%) Red Hat
8 7 (5.00%) McAfee
9 6 (4.29%) Brocade
9 6 (4.29%) CommVault
9 6 (4.29%) ServiceNow
10 5 (3.57%) IBM
11 4 (2.86%) CA
11 4 (2.86%) CyberArk
11 4 (2.86%) Splunk
12 3 (2.14%) Hitachi
12 3 (2.14%) Infoblox