Period
to 23 July 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 23 July 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
23 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 485 522 479
Rank change year-on-year +37 -43 -112
Contract jobs citing SCOM 383 425 412
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.42% 0.41% 0.43%
As % of the Systems Management category 2.81% 3.11% 3.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 268 247 263
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £275 £225 £263
90th Percentile £563 £538 £523
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £361
% change year-on-year - +10.73% -3.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 11 11
UK median hourly rate £23.75 £26.22 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.40% -4.67% -22.54%
10th Percentile £20.18 £13.25 £12.00
90th Percentile £26.00 £35.25 £53.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.75 £28.61 £29.75
% change year-on-year -16.98% -3.84% -17.36%

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 13,654 13,687 10,543
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.83% 13.25% 11.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,157 9,102 6,949
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £263
90th Percentile £675 £638 £602
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +8.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 337 374 233
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £19.25 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.09% +4.05% -17.78%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.06 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.83 £49.35 £47.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +2.86% - -24.73%

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 July 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 23 July 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 23 July 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 +4 348 £425 +6.25% 71
UK excluding London +38 283 £400 - 59
London +8 89 £475 +22.58% 14
South West +36 85 £475 +10.47% 8
South East -38 73 £370 -12.94% 22
Midlands +29 48 £350 -3.45% 13
North of England +6 34 £380 +24.59% 10
East Midlands +26 26 £325 -27.78% 9
West Midlands +17 22 £363 +12.40% 4
East of England +8 20 £375 - 4
North West +7 18 £350 +25.00% 7
Scotland +27 16 £425 -2.86%
Wales +4 10 £440 -2.22% 2
Yorkshire +21 9 £440 +0.51% 2
North East - 7 £325 - 1

For the 6 months to 23 July 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.

1 294 (76.76%) Windows
2 277 (72.32%) SCCM
3 262 (68.41%) Active Directory
4 234 (61.10%) Microsoft
5 204 (53.26%) Windows Server
6 175 (45.69%) VMware
7 143 (37.34%) Microsoft Azure
8 140 (36.55%) Hyper-V
9 130 (33.94%) PowerShell
10 123 (32.11%) Windows Server 2012
11 120 (31.33%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 108 (28.20%) Citrix
13 105 (27.42%) Office 365
14 102 (26.63%) VMware Infrastructure
15 94 (24.54%) Security Cleared
15 94 (24.54%) ITIL
16 92 (24.02%) Firewall
17 87 (22.72%) Cisco
17 87 (22.72%) DNS
18 86 (22.45%) MS Exchange
19 84 (21.93%) SQL
20 83 (21.67%) SQL Server
21 80 (20.89%) Windows 10
22 76 (19.84%) DV Cleared
23 72 (18.80%) Data Centre
24 70 (18.28%) Windows Server 2008
25 69 (18.02%) Migration
26 67 (17.49%) DHCP
27 63 (16.45%) Linux
28 60 (15.67%) 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 86 (22.45%) MS Exchange
2 49 (12.79%) IIS
3 41 (10.70%) Skype for Business
4 40 (10.44%) SharePoint
5 31 (8.09%) Exchange Server 2010
6 25 (6.53%) Exchange Server 2013
7 11 (2.87%) Exchange Server 2003
8 10 (2.61%) SharePoint Server
9 8 (2.09%) BizTalk Server
10 4 (1.04%) Apache
10 4 (1.04%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 2 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2007
11 2 (0.52%) MS Project Server
11 2 (0.52%) Tomcat
12 1 (0.26%) Confluence
12 1 (0.26%) OpenStack
12 1 (0.26%) SharePoint 2013
12 1 (0.26%) WebLogic
12 1 (0.26%) WebSphere
Applications
1 35 (9.14%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.04%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (1.04%) Veritas eDiscovery
2 2 (0.52%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.26%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 143 (37.34%) Microsoft Azure
2 105 (27.42%) Office 365
3 60 (15.67%) Amazon AWS
4 46 (12.01%) Azure Active Directory
5 35 (9.14%) PaaS
6 32 (8.36%) IaaS
7 12 (3.13%) SaaS
8 6 (1.57%) Power Platform
9 4 (1.04%) Azure Data Factory
9 4 (1.04%) Azure Stack
9 4 (1.04%) Dynamics 365
9 4 (1.04%) Google Analytics
10 3 (0.78%) Mimecast
10 3 (0.78%) OneDrive
11 2 (0.52%) Amazon S3
11 2 (0.52%) Azure ExpressRoute
12 1 (0.26%) Amazon EC2
12 1 (0.26%) Amazon ECS
12 1 (0.26%) Amazon EKS
12 1 (0.26%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 92 (24.02%) Firewall
2 87 (22.72%) DNS
3 67 (17.49%) DHCP
4 50 (13.05%) SAN
5 33 (8.62%) TCP/IP
6 23 (6.01%) Cisco ASA
6 23 (6.01%) Cisco Nexus
6 23 (6.01%) WAN
7 22 (5.74%) NetScaler
8 17 (4.44%) Remote Desktop
8 17 (4.44%) Skype
8 17 (4.44%) SNMP
9 16 (4.18%) Intrusion Detection
9 16 (4.18%) SSL
10 15 (3.92%) NAS
10 15 (3.92%) Unified Communications
11 14 (3.66%) iSCSI
12 13 (3.39%) Fibre Channel
12 13 (3.39%) LAN
13 12 (3.13%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 83 (21.67%) SQL Server
2 21 (5.48%) SQL Server 2012
3 13 (3.39%) Big Data
3 13 (3.39%) SQL Server 2008
3 13 (3.39%) SQL Server 2016
4 10 (2.61%) SQL Server 2005
4 10 (2.61%) SQL Server 2017
5 7 (1.83%) Amazon RDS
5 7 (1.83%) Azure SQL Database
5 7 (1.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 7 (1.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 6 (1.57%) Oracle Database
6 6 (1.57%) Power BI
7 4 (1.04%) SQL Server 2014
8 3 (0.78%) Hadoop
8 3 (0.78%) MySQL
8 3 (0.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 2 (0.52%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 1 (0.26%) Oracle Database 11g
10 1 (0.26%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 15 (3.92%) MSI
2 11 (2.87%) WiX
3 5 (1.31%) Jenkins
3 5 (1.31%) JIRA
3 5 (1.31%) Maven
4 4 (1.04%) Git (software)
5 3 (0.78%) Visual Studio
6 2 (0.52%) Selenium
6 2 (0.52%) Sonatype Nexus
6 2 (0.52%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.26%) PeopleTools
7 1 (0.26%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 1 (0.26%) TestRail
7 1 (0.26%) Visual Studio Team System
7 1 (0.26%) Zephyr
General
1 39 (10.18%) Finance
2 11 (2.87%) Banking
2 11 (2.87%) Telecoms
3 9 (2.35%) Local Government
4 6 (1.57%) Law
5 5 (1.31%) Legal
6 3 (0.78%) Investment Banking
6 3 (0.78%) Marketing
7 2 (0.52%) Back Office
7 2 (0.52%) Electronics
7 2 (0.52%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.52%) Retail
8 1 (0.26%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.26%) French Language
8 1 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.26%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 92 (24.02%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 38 (9.92%) Wintel Engineer
3 36 (9.40%) Architect
4 32 (8.36%) Analyst
5 24 (6.27%) Server Engineer
5 24 (6.27%) Support Engineer
6 22 (5.74%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 22 (5.74%) Consultant
7 18 (4.70%) Systems Engineer
7 18 (4.70%) Windows Engineer
8 17 (4.44%) Administrator
8 17 (4.44%) Developer
8 17 (4.44%) Infrastructure Support
8 17 (4.44%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
9 16 (4.18%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 15 (3.92%) Technical Architect
11 13 (3.39%) 2nd Line Engineer
12 11 (2.87%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
12 11 (2.87%) DBA
12 11 (2.87%) Microsoft Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (7.31%) .NET
2 12 (3.13%) Web Services
3 9 (2.35%) REST
3 9 (2.35%) SOAP
3 9 (2.35%) Software Packaging
4 8 (2.09%) Middleware
5 7 (1.83%) LDAP
6 6 (1.57%) HTML
7 3 (0.78%) XML
7 3 (0.78%) XML Schema
8 2 (0.52%) ASP.NET
8 2 (0.52%) JSON
9 1 (0.26%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 72 (18.80%) Data Centre
2 52 (13.58%) Clustering
3 37 (9.66%) Analytical Skills
4 30 (7.83%) PKI
5 26 (6.79%) Management Information System
6 19 (4.96%) Hybrid Cloud
7 16 (4.18%) Public Cloud
8 14 (3.66%) User Experience
9 7 (1.83%) Replication
10 5 (1.31%) Fat Client
10 5 (1.31%) iPhone
10 5 (1.31%) iSeries
10 5 (1.31%) Thin Client
11 4 (1.04%) Blackberry
11 4 (1.04%) CMDB
11 4 (1.04%) Data Protection Act
11 4 (1.04%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 4 (1.04%) Private Cloud
12 3 (0.78%) HP Superdome
12 3 (0.78%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 294 (76.76%) Windows
2 204 (53.26%) Windows Server
3 123 (32.11%) Windows Server 2012
4 80 (20.89%) Windows 10
5 70 (18.28%) Windows Server 2008
6 63 (16.45%) Linux
7 42 (10.97%) Windows Server 2003
8 34 (8.88%) Windows 7
9 14 (3.66%) Unix
10 8 (2.09%) Android
10 8 (2.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 8 (2.09%) Windows Vista
10 8 (2.09%) Windows XP
11 7 (1.83%) Windows 8
12 4 (1.04%) CentOS
12 4 (1.04%) HPUX
12 4 (1.04%) Solaris
13 3 (0.78%) VMS
14 2 (0.52%) Mac OS
15 1 (0.26%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 120 (31.33%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 94 (24.54%) ITIL
3 69 (18.02%) Migration
4 52 (13.58%) Data Protection
5 31 (8.09%) Problem-Solving
6 29 (7.57%) Agile Software Development
6 29 (7.57%) Service Management
7 26 (6.79%) Incident Management
8 24 (6.27%) Identity Management
8 24 (6.27%) ITIL V3
8 24 (6.27%) Preventative Maintenance
9 23 (6.01%) Change Management
10 22 (5.74%) DevOps
11 21 (5.48%) Problem Management
11 21 (5.48%) Server Building
12 20 (5.22%) PRINCE2
13 19 (4.96%) ITSM
14 18 (4.70%) Application Virtualisation
15 17 (4.44%) Performance Management
15 17 (4.44%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 130 (33.94%) PowerShell
2 84 (21.93%) SQL
3 18 (4.70%) C#
4 15 (3.92%) VB
4 15 (3.92%) VBScript
5 12 (3.13%) Shell Script
6 11 (2.87%) Python
7 10 (2.61%) Java
8 9 (2.35%) T-SQL
9 5 (1.31%) C++
9 5 (1.31%) JavaScript
9 5 (1.31%) Perl
9 5 (1.31%) Ruby
10 3 (0.78%) C
11 2 (0.52%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.26%) PHP
Qualifications
1 94 (24.54%) Security Cleared
2 76 (19.84%) DV Cleared
3 58 (15.14%) Microsoft Certification
4 46 (12.01%) SC Cleared
5 40 (10.44%) MCSE
6 34 (8.88%) MCSA
7 28 (7.31%) Cisco Certification
8 24 (6.27%) CCNA
9 17 (4.44%) Degree
10 16 (4.18%) MCITP
11 15 (3.92%) CCNP
11 15 (3.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 14 (3.66%) MCP
13 11 (2.87%) ITIL Certification
14 9 (2.35%) VCP6
15 5 (1.31%) Computer Science Degree
15 5 (1.31%) VCP5
16 4 (1.04%) CCDP
16 4 (1.04%) CCIE
16 4 (1.04%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (7.31%) SLA
2 7 (1.83%) QA
3 4 (1.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.78%) Government Security Classifications
5 2 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 2 (0.52%) PMO
6 1 (0.26%) GxP
6 1 (0.26%) RMADS
6 1 (0.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 262 (68.41%) Active Directory
2 140 (36.55%) Hyper-V
3 102 (26.63%) VMware Infrastructure
4 55 (14.36%) VMware ESXi
5 51 (13.32%) XenApp
6 47 (12.27%) Virtual Machines
7 34 (8.88%) Virtual Desktop
8 26 (6.79%) XenDesktop
9 23 (6.01%) Microsoft App-V
10 22 (5.74%) vSphere
11 15 (3.92%) DFS Replication
12 12 (3.13%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 12 (3.13%) Virtual Servers
13 7 (1.83%) Citrix Hypervisor
13 7 (1.83%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 5 (1.31%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
15 4 (1.04%) BitLocker
16 3 (0.78%) Xen
17 2 (0.52%) ProxySG
17 2 (0.52%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 277 (72.32%) SCCM
2 56 (14.62%) SCVMM
3 41 (10.70%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 37 (9.66%) WSUS
5 36 (9.40%) Microsoft Clustering
6 31 (8.09%) SCOrch
7 26 (6.79%) SCSM
8 20 (5.22%) Failover Clustering
9 18 (4.70%) Microsoft Intune
10 17 (4.44%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 16 (4.18%) SCDPM
12 15 (3.92%) Tivoli
13 13 (3.39%) NetBackup
14 12 (3.13%) Nagios
14 12 (3.13%) QRadar
15 11 (2.87%) vCenter Server
16 10 (2.61%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
17 9 (2.35%) BMC PATROL
17 9 (2.35%) Single Sign-On
18 7 (1.83%) Ansible
Vendors
1 234 (61.10%) Microsoft
2 175 (45.69%) VMware
3 108 (28.20%) Citrix
4 87 (22.72%) Cisco
5 44 (11.49%) HP
6 22 (5.74%) F5
7 20 (5.22%) McAfee
7 20 (5.22%) Symantec
8 19 (4.96%) Dell
8 19 (4.96%) NetApp
9 18 (4.70%) CheckPoint
10 17 (4.44%) SolarWinds
11 12 (3.13%) Oracle
11 12 (3.13%) Remedy
12 10 (2.61%) 3PAR
12 10 (2.61%) Meraki
12 10 (2.61%) Red Hat
12 10 (2.61%) ServiceNow
13 9 (2.35%) Adobe
13 9 (2.35%) Juniper