Period
to 23 November 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 November 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 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 487 420 448
Rank change year-on-year -67 +28 -83
Contract jobs citing SCOM 442 574 541
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.43% 0.55% 0.48%
As % of the Systems Management category 3.79% 4.93% 5.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 282 373 334
UK median daily rate £388 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.33% +3.45%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £225
90th Percentile £506 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £360
% change year-on-year +2.74% +1.39% +3.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 19 26
UK median hourly rate £12.50 £35.50 £37.09
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -64.79% -4.29% +34.07%
10th Percentile £11.25 £21.05 £21.25
90th Percentile £23.93 £55.65 £40.19
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.94 £43.28 £37.09
% change year-on-year -47.00% +16.69% +33.27%

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 11664 11633 9758
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 11.31% 11.05% 8.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 7893 7438 5957
UK median daily rate £475 £445 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.74% +11.25% +3.36%
10th Percentile £263 £260 £231
90th Percentile £625 £588 £574
UK excluding London median daily rate £418 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +4.38% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 287 269 333
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £20.73 £19.03
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.58% +8.93% -2.41%
10th Percentile £10.97 £12.50 £11.17
90th Percentile £47.50 £43.28 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.73 £21.63 £19.03
% change year-on-year -27.26% +13.64% -5.13%

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 November 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
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 November 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 -91 383 £400 +0.95% 30
UK excluding London -12 288 £375 +2.74% 29
London -72 146 £400 -5.88% 8
South East 0 123 £400 +8.11% 2
North of England -2 50 £375 +15.38% 8
Scotland +8 33 £364 +11.92% 7
Midlands +6 26 £350 -6.67% 8
North West +5 26 £355 +0.78% 5
South West -5 24 £400 -3.03% 3
Yorkshire -6 23 £393 +15.44% 3
West Midlands +13 17 £372 -0.93% 4
Wales +25 16 £325 +62.50%
East of England -26 15 £300 -28.36% 1
East Midlands -6 9 £325 -14.75% 4
Northern Ireland - 6 £325 -
North East +42 1 £450 +50.00%

For the 6 months to 23 November 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.

1 320 (72.40%) Windows
2 260 (58.82%) SCCM
3 250 (56.56%) Active Directory
4 226 (51.13%) Microsoft
5 186 (42.08%) Windows Server
6 177 (40.05%) PowerShell
7 165 (37.33%) VMware
8 144 (32.58%) ITIL
9 129 (29.19%) SQL
10 113 (25.57%) Windows Server 2012
11 105 (23.76%) DNS
12 97 (21.95%) VMware Infrastructure
13 94 (21.27%) Microsoft Azure
14 91 (20.59%) Office 365
15 90 (20.36%) HP
16 89 (20.14%) Citrix
16 89 (20.14%) Firewall
17 82 (18.55%) DHCP
18 79 (17.87%) MS Exchange
18 79 (17.87%) SolarWinds
19 78 (17.65%) Microsoft Certification
20 77 (17.42%) SAN
20 77 (17.42%) SQL Server
21 75 (16.97%) Hyper-V
22 74 (16.74%) Security Cleared
23 73 (16.52%) Windows Server 2008
23 73 (16.52%) Linux
24 64 (14.48%) Cisco
25 62 (14.03%) Windows 10
26 61 (13.80%) SC Cleared

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 79 (17.87%) MS Exchange
2 60 (13.57%) Skype for Business
3 52 (11.76%) SharePoint
4 41 (9.28%) IIS
5 28 (6.33%) Exchange Server 2010
6 11 (2.49%) Exchange Server 2013
7 10 (2.26%) SharePoint 2013
7 10 (2.26%) SharePoint Server
8 9 (2.04%) Apache
9 7 (1.58%) IBM Domino
10 6 (1.36%) IBM Notes
11 5 (1.13%) Tomcat
12 4 (0.90%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 4 (0.90%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 4 (0.90%) Drupal
12 4 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2003
12 4 (0.90%) GroupWise
12 4 (0.90%) OpenStack
12 4 (0.90%) WebSphere
12 4 (0.90%) WordPress
Applications
1 34 (7.69%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (2.94%) MS Visio
3 12 (2.71%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (0.90%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.45%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 94 (21.27%) Microsoft Azure
2 91 (20.59%) Office 365
3 56 (12.67%) Amazon AWS
4 23 (5.20%) IaaS
5 17 (3.85%) PaaS
6 14 (3.17%) Azure Active Directory
7 6 (1.36%) SaaS
8 3 (0.68%) Akamai
8 3 (0.68%) Amazon ELB
8 3 (0.68%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (0.68%) Mimecast
9 2 (0.45%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (0.23%) IBM Cloud
10 1 (0.23%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 105 (23.76%) DNS
2 89 (20.14%) Firewall
3 82 (18.55%) DHCP
4 77 (17.42%) SAN
5 37 (8.37%) Skype
6 33 (7.47%) LDAP
6 33 (7.47%) TCP/IP
7 31 (7.01%) WAN
8 30 (6.79%) Kerberos
9 29 (6.56%) LAN
10 28 (6.33%) Remote Desktop
11 27 (6.11%) NAS
12 22 (4.98%) NetScaler
13 21 (4.75%) VLAN
14 20 (4.52%) VPN
15 16 (3.62%) Cisco ISE
15 16 (3.62%) Network Security
16 12 (2.71%) BGP
16 12 (2.71%) iSCSI
16 12 (2.71%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 77 (17.42%) SQL Server
2 32 (7.24%) SQL Server 2012
3 19 (4.30%) SQL Server 2016
4 14 (3.17%) SQL Server 2008
5 12 (2.71%) SQL Server 2005
5 12 (2.71%) SQL Server 2014
6 7 (1.58%) Azure SQL Database
6 7 (1.58%) DB2
6 7 (1.58%) Relational Database
7 6 (1.36%) Oracle Database
7 6 (1.36%) PostgreSQL
8 5 (1.13%) Big Data
8 5 (1.13%) Hadoop
8 5 (1.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 4 (0.90%) SQL Server 2000
10 3 (0.68%) MySQL
10 3 (0.68%) RDBMS
11 2 (0.45%) MongoDB
11 2 (0.45%) Power BI
11 2 (0.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 15 (3.39%) Git (software)
2 12 (2.71%) Team Foundation Server
3 8 (1.81%) Jenkins
3 8 (1.81%) Visual Studio
4 4 (0.90%) FishEye
4 4 (0.90%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (0.23%) Ant
5 1 (0.23%) Hudson
5 1 (0.23%) Introscope
5 1 (0.23%) JIRA
5 1 (0.23%) Maven
5 1 (0.23%) MSI
5 1 (0.23%) Subversion
5 1 (0.23%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 46 (10.41%) Finance
2 12 (2.71%) Publishing
3 9 (2.04%) Local Government
3 9 (2.04%) Telecoms
4 8 (1.81%) Banking
5 4 (0.90%) Legal
5 4 (0.90%) Manufacturing
5 4 (0.90%) Pharmaceutical
6 3 (0.68%) Retail
6 3 (0.68%) Romanian Language
7 2 (0.45%) Electronics
7 2 (0.45%) Investment Banking
7 2 (0.45%) Marketing
8 1 (0.23%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.23%) Dutch Language
8 1 (0.23%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.23%) French Language
8 1 (0.23%) Law
8 1 (0.23%) Private Banking
8 1 (0.23%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 50 (11.31%) Architect
2 47 (10.63%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 37 (8.37%) Administrator
4 36 (8.14%) SCCM Engineer
5 35 (7.92%) Consultant
6 32 (7.24%) Windows Engineer
7 30 (6.79%) Analyst
8 26 (5.88%) Network Engineer
9 25 (5.66%) Server Engineer
10 19 (4.30%) Systems Engineer
10 19 (4.30%) Technical Architect
11 18 (4.07%) Support Engineer
12 16 (3.62%) Systems Administrator
13 15 (3.39%) Systems Manager
14 14 (3.17%) Infrastructure Analyst
15 13 (2.94%) Active Directory Engineer
15 13 (2.94%) Azure Consultant
15 13 (2.94%) Azure Engineer
15 13 (2.94%) Field Engineer
16 12 (2.71%) Infrastructure Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (4.07%) .NET
2 16 (3.62%) Web Services
2 16 (3.62%) XML
3 3 (0.68%) Middleware
4 2 (0.45%) JSON
5 1 (0.23%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.23%) WAP
5 1 (0.23%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 45 (10.18%) Clustering
2 42 (9.50%) Data Centre
3 40 (9.05%) Analytical Skills
4 31 (7.01%) PKI
5 28 (6.33%) Replication
6 13 (2.94%) Blackberry
6 13 (2.94%) Management Information System
7 9 (2.04%) CMDB
7 9 (2.04%) Enterprise Software
7 9 (2.04%) Public Cloud
8 8 (1.81%) EMC VNX
8 8 (1.81%) Hybrid Cloud
9 7 (1.58%) Computer Science
9 7 (1.58%) Private Cloud
10 5 (1.13%) Fat Client
10 5 (1.13%) Fintech
10 5 (1.13%) HP Storage
10 5 (1.13%) Thin Client
10 5 (1.13%) Video Conferencing
11 4 (0.90%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 320 (72.40%) Windows
2 186 (42.08%) Windows Server
3 113 (25.57%) Windows Server 2012
4 73 (16.52%) Linux
4 73 (16.52%) Windows Server 2008
5 62 (14.03%) Windows 10
6 39 (8.82%) Windows 7
7 29 (6.56%) Windows Server 2003
8 25 (5.66%) Unix
9 23 (5.20%) Windows 8
10 17 (3.85%) Solaris
11 14 (3.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 12 (2.71%) Windows Vista
13 8 (1.81%) AIX
13 8 (1.81%) CentOS
14 5 (1.13%) Apple iOS
14 5 (1.13%) Windows XP
15 3 (0.68%) Android
15 3 (0.68%) Data ONTAP
15 3 (0.68%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 144 (32.58%) ITIL
2 56 (12.67%) Migration
3 47 (10.63%) Service Management
4 44 (9.95%) Change Management
5 36 (8.14%) Disaster Recovery
6 29 (6.56%) DevOps
7 28 (6.33%) Agile Software Development
8 27 (6.11%) ITIL V3
8 27 (6.11%) Service Delivery
9 26 (5.88%) Configuration Management
10 23 (5.20%) Network Management
10 23 (5.20%) Project Management
11 21 (4.75%) Problem Management
12 20 (4.52%) Cybersecurity
13 18 (4.07%) TOGAF
14 17 (3.85%) Application Packaging
14 17 (3.85%) High Availability
14 17 (3.85%) Information Security
14 17 (3.85%) PRINCE2
14 17 (3.85%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 177 (40.05%) PowerShell
2 129 (29.19%) SQL
3 12 (2.71%) VBScript
4 8 (1.81%) C
4 8 (1.81%) C#
4 8 (1.81%) Java
5 7 (1.58%) C++
5 7 (1.58%) Python
5 7 (1.58%) Shell Script
6 5 (1.13%) Bash Shell
7 4 (0.90%) Perl
7 4 (0.90%) VB
8 2 (0.45%) PHP
8 2 (0.45%) Ruby
8 2 (0.45%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.23%) R
Qualifications
1 78 (17.65%) Microsoft Certification
2 74 (16.74%) Security Cleared
3 61 (13.80%) SC Cleared
4 52 (11.76%) MCSE
5 37 (8.37%) Degree
6 32 (7.24%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 31 (7.01%) MCITP
8 19 (4.30%) DV Cleared
9 16 (3.62%) MCTS
10 15 (3.39%) Cisco Certification
11 14 (3.17%) MCSA
12 10 (2.26%) ITIL Certification
13 8 (1.81%) CCNA
14 7 (1.58%) CCNP
14 7 (1.58%) Computer Science Degree
15 5 (1.13%) CCA
15 5 (1.13%) CCSP
15 5 (1.13%) Citrix Certification
15 5 (1.13%) ISEB
15 5 (1.13%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (7.47%) SLA
2 17 (3.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (1.81%) PCI DSS
4 6 (1.36%) COBIT
5 5 (1.13%) GDPR
5 5 (1.13%) HMG Infosec
5 5 (1.13%) QA
6 3 (0.68%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.23%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.23%) PMO
System Software
1 250 (56.56%) Active Directory
2 97 (21.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 75 (16.97%) Hyper-V
4 42 (9.50%) vSphere
5 38 (8.60%) XenApp
6 33 (7.47%) VMware ESXi
7 30 (6.79%) Microsoft App-V
8 17 (3.85%) VMware Workstation
8 17 (3.85%) XenDesktop
9 14 (3.17%) Virtual Machines
10 13 (2.94%) Virtual Servers
11 7 (1.58%) ISA Server
11 7 (1.58%) Terminal Services
12 6 (1.36%) Docker
12 6 (1.36%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 6 (1.36%) VMware Server
13 5 (1.13%) NFS
14 4 (0.90%) Apache ZooKeeper
14 4 (0.90%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 4 (0.90%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 260 (58.82%) SCCM
2 28 (6.33%) NetBackup
3 26 (5.88%) SCSM
4 25 (5.66%) SCOrch
4 25 (5.66%) WSUS
5 22 (4.98%) SCVMM
6 20 (4.52%) McAfee ePO
7 19 (4.30%) Microsoft Clustering
8 16 (3.62%) AirWatch
8 16 (3.62%) Nagios
8 16 (3.62%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 13 (2.94%) Backup Exec
9 13 (2.94%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 12 (2.71%) vCenter Server
11 10 (2.26%) Norton AntiVirus
11 10 (2.26%) Opscode Chef
12 8 (1.81%) Netcool
13 7 (1.58%) Failover Clustering
13 7 (1.58%) HP Quality Center
14 6 (1.36%) vMotion
Vendors
1 226 (51.13%) Microsoft
2 165 (37.33%) VMware
3 90 (20.36%) HP
4 89 (20.14%) Citrix
5 79 (17.87%) SolarWinds
6 64 (14.48%) Cisco
7 47 (10.63%) NetApp
8 28 (6.33%) McAfee
9 27 (6.11%) Symantec
10 26 (5.88%) Dell
10 26 (5.88%) EMC
11 22 (4.98%) IBM
12 20 (4.52%) Juniper
12 20 (4.52%) Oracle
13 19 (4.30%) CheckPoint
14 18 (4.07%) Veritas
15 15 (3.39%) EqualLogic
15 15 (3.39%) Red Hat
16 13 (2.94%) Lotus
16 13 (2.94%) Veeam