Period
to 24 May 2020

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 24 May 2020 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
24 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 440 533 521
Rank change year-on-year +93 -12 -18
Contract jobs citing SCOM 184 345 407
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.38% 0.38% 0.40%
As % of the Systems Management category 2.58% 2.56% 3.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 105 242 225
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £281 £300 £253
90th Percentile £545 £561 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £389 £400
% change year-on-year +2.89% -2.81% +14.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 8 13
Median hourly rate £35.00 £22.45 £31.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +55.90% -27.58% +4.20%
10th Percentile £17.03 £19.44 £13.85
90th Percentile £50.89 £24.33 £63.05
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.77 £22.45 £31.00
% change year-on-year +50.43% -27.58% +4.20%

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 7,120 13,479 13,088
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.78% 14.71% 12.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,629 8,962 8,706
Median daily rate £500 £500 £480
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.17% +6.67%
10th Percentile £281 £310 £275
90th Percentile £675 £673 £631
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 240 340 307
Median hourly rate £22.00 £20.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.00% +11.11% -21.74%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.00 £11.75
90th Percentile £49.27 £49.55 £50.00
Median hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year +14.29% +9.38% -20.00%

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 24 May 2020.

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 24 May 2020.

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 24 May 2020. 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 +89 170 £400 - 24
UK excluding London +36 126 £400 +2.89% 23
London +131 50 £425 -10.53% 2
North of England +88 36 £400 +0.63% 3
South West +12 35 £400 -13.51% 1
North West +68 27 £400 +3.23% 2
South East +59 21 £400 - 12
East of England +54 13 £325 -13.33% 2
Midlands +46 11 £430 +27.41% 4
Yorkshire +67 9 £313 -28.57% 1
Scotland +29 7 £450 +5.88%
West Midlands +53 6 £413 +17.86% 3
East Midlands +31 5 £430 +32.31% 1
Wales +26 3 £400 +28.00%
Work from Home +14 3 £288 -50.54% 1

For the 6 months to 24 May 2020, 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.

1 153 (83.15%) Windows
2 116 (63.04%) Active Directory
3 104 (56.52%) SCCM
4 98 (53.26%) Windows Server
5 96 (52.17%) Microsoft
6 91 (49.46%) VMware
7 76 (41.30%) Azure
8 59 (32.07%) PowerShell
9 55 (29.89%) Office 365
10 53 (28.80%) Hyper-V
11 52 (28.26%) SQL
12 51 (27.72%) ITIL
13 50 (27.17%) VMware Infrastructure
13 50 (27.17%) Windows Server 2008
14 49 (26.63%) Security Cleared
14 49 (26.63%) Windows 10
15 48 (26.09%) Citrix
16 44 (23.91%) Windows Server 2012
17 43 (23.37%) Windows Server 2016
18 39 (21.20%) SharePoint
19 38 (20.65%) Data Centre
19 38 (20.65%) Infrastructure Engineering
20 37 (20.11%) DNS
21 36 (19.57%) DHCP
21 36 (19.57%) SQL Server
22 34 (18.48%) Migration
22 34 (18.48%) Linux
23 32 (17.39%) SAN
23 32 (17.39%) VMware ESXi
23 32 (17.39%) 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 39 (21.20%) SharePoint
2 17 (9.24%) MS Exchange
3 13 (7.07%) Skype for Business
4 11 (5.98%) IIS
5 6 (3.26%) Exchange Server 2013
6 4 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2007
6 4 (2.17%) Tomcat
7 3 (1.63%) IBM Notes
8 2 (1.09%) Apache
8 2 (1.09%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (0.54%) Confluence
Applications
1 12 (6.52%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (5.43%) MS Visio
3 3 (1.63%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.54%) Abaqus
4 1 (0.54%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.09%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.54%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 76 (41.30%) Azure
2 55 (29.89%) Office 365
3 23 (12.50%) AWS
4 14 (7.61%) PaaS
5 12 (6.52%) OneDrive
5 12 (6.52%) SaaS
6 9 (4.89%) Azure Active Directory
7 8 (4.35%) IaaS
8 5 (2.72%) GCP
9 2 (1.09%) Power Platform
10 1 (0.54%) Akamai
10 1 (0.54%) GitHub
10 1 (0.54%) NuGet
10 1 (0.54%) OpenShift
10 1 (0.54%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 37 (20.11%) DNS
2 36 (19.57%) DHCP
3 32 (17.39%) SAN
4 30 (16.30%) Firewall
5 21 (11.41%) WAN
6 20 (10.87%) LAN
7 13 (7.07%) Skype
8 12 (6.52%) MPLS
9 10 (5.43%) TCP/IP
10 8 (4.35%) DMZ
11 7 (3.80%) NetScaler
11 7 (3.80%) VLAN
12 6 (3.26%) Kerberos
12 6 (3.26%) VPN
13 5 (2.72%) IPsec
13 5 (2.72%) Remote Desktop
13 5 (2.72%) SMTP
13 5 (2.72%) Wireshark
14 4 (2.17%) iSCSI
14 4 (2.17%) WAAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (19.57%) SQL Server
2 14 (7.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 12 (6.52%) SQL Server 2008
4 8 (4.35%) SQL Server 2012
4 8 (4.35%) SQL Server 2016
5 5 (2.72%) SQL Server 2014
6 4 (2.17%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (0.54%) Big Data
7 1 (0.54%) DB2
7 1 (0.54%) EDMS
7 1 (0.54%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.54%) MySQL
7 1 (0.54%) Power BI
7 1 (0.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 10 (5.43%) IBM UrbanCode
2 5 (2.72%) Fiddler
3 3 (1.63%) ClearCase
3 3 (1.63%) ClearQuest
3 3 (1.63%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (1.09%) JIRA
4 2 (1.09%) Rational DOORS
5 1 (0.54%) GitLab
5 1 (0.54%) Hudson
5 1 (0.54%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.54%) Maven
5 1 (0.54%) MSI
5 1 (0.54%) Subversion
5 1 (0.54%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.54%) WiX
General
1 16 (8.70%) Public Sector
2 10 (5.43%) Finance
3 8 (4.35%) Local Government
4 7 (3.80%) Back Office
5 3 (1.63%) Legal
6 2 (1.09%) Banking
7 1 (0.54%) Law
7 1 (0.54%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.54%) Private Banking
7 1 (0.54%) Retail
Job Titles
1 36 (19.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 18 (9.78%) Consultant
3 17 (9.24%) Windows Engineer
4 14 (7.61%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 14 (7.61%) Azure Engineer
4 14 (7.61%) Infrastructure Specialist
5 12 (6.52%) DevOps Engineer
5 12 (6.52%) Support Engineer
6 10 (5.43%) Security Engineer
6 10 (5.43%) Server Engineer
6 10 (5.43%) VMware Engineer
7 9 (4.89%) Active Directory Engineer
8 8 (4.35%) 3rd Line Support
8 8 (4.35%) Cloud Engineer
9 7 (3.80%) Analyst
9 7 (3.80%) Architect
9 7 (3.80%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
9 7 (3.80%) IT Engineer
10 6 (3.26%) SCCM Engineer
10 6 (3.26%) Windows Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (8.15%) .NET
2 9 (4.89%) LDAP
3 6 (3.26%) ASP.NET
4 5 (2.72%) HTML
5 4 (2.17%) Web Services
6 2 (1.09%) FIX Protocol
7 1 (0.54%) 802.1X
7 1 (0.54%) Software Packaging
7 1 (0.54%) XML
7 1 (0.54%) XSL
7 1 (0.54%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 38 (20.65%) Data Centre
2 26 (14.13%) Clustering
3 13 (7.07%) Self-Motivation
4 11 (5.98%) PKI
4 11 (5.98%) User Experience
5 10 (5.43%) Private Cloud
6 8 (4.35%) Client/Server
7 5 (2.72%) CMDB
7 5 (2.72%) EMC VNX
8 3 (1.63%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (1.63%) Enterprise Storage
8 3 (1.63%) HP Storage
8 3 (1.63%) Hybrid Cloud
8 3 (1.63%) Management Information System
8 3 (1.63%) Public Cloud
9 2 (1.09%) Blackberry
9 2 (1.09%) Cyber Defence
9 2 (1.09%) EMC VMAX
9 2 (1.09%) SWIFT
10 1 (0.54%) Cloud Native
Operating Systems
1 153 (83.15%) Windows
2 98 (53.26%) Windows Server
3 50 (27.17%) Windows Server 2008
4 49 (26.63%) Windows 10
5 44 (23.91%) Windows Server 2012
6 43 (23.37%) Windows Server 2016
7 34 (18.48%) Linux
8 9 (4.89%) Windows Server 2003
9 6 (3.26%) Windows 7
9 6 (3.26%) Windows Server 2019
10 5 (2.72%) AIX
10 5 (2.72%) Unix
11 4 (2.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 4 (2.17%) VMS
11 4 (2.17%) Windows XP
12 3 (1.63%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.54%) CentOS
13 1 (0.54%) Solaris
13 1 (0.54%) SUSE
13 1 (0.54%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (27.72%) ITIL
2 38 (20.65%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 34 (18.48%) Migration
4 21 (11.41%) Problem-Solving
5 20 (10.87%) Problem Management
6 18 (9.78%) Data Protection
7 17 (9.24%) PRINCE2
8 15 (8.15%) Agile Software Development
8 15 (8.15%) Storage Management
9 14 (7.61%) DevOps
10 11 (5.98%) Identity Management
10 11 (5.98%) Load Balancing
10 11 (5.98%) Protective Monitoring
10 11 (5.98%) Service Management
11 10 (5.43%) High Availability
12 9 (4.89%) Cloud Operations
13 8 (4.35%) Application Virtualisation
13 8 (4.35%) Disaster Recovery
13 8 (4.35%) Server Management
14 7 (3.80%) Security Patching
Programming Languages
1 59 (32.07%) PowerShell
2 52 (28.26%) SQL
3 15 (8.15%) C#
4 11 (5.98%) Bash Shell
4 11 (5.98%) Shell Script
4 11 (5.98%) VBScript
5 6 (3.26%) Java
6 5 (2.72%) C++
7 4 (2.17%) VB
8 1 (0.54%) C
8 1 (0.54%) Python
8 1 (0.54%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 49 (26.63%) Security Cleared
2 32 (17.39%) SC Cleared
3 18 (9.78%) DV Cleared
4 14 (7.61%) Microsoft Certification
5 10 (5.43%) MCSE
6 6 (3.26%) MCITP
7 4 (2.17%) MCSA
8 3 (1.63%) Degree
8 3 (1.63%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 3 (1.63%) TOGAF Certification
9 2 (1.09%) CCNA
9 2 (1.09%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (1.09%) ISTQB
9 2 (1.09%) PMP
9 2 (1.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (0.54%) Computer Science Degree
10 1 (0.54%) DBS Check
10 1 (0.54%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.54%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 1 (0.54%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.89%) SLA
2 8 (4.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (2.17%) BS7799
3 4 (2.17%) GDPR
4 2 (1.09%) Cyber Essentials
4 2 (1.09%) HIPAA
System Software
1 116 (63.04%) Active Directory
2 53 (28.80%) Hyper-V
3 50 (27.17%) VMware Infrastructure
4 32 (17.39%) VMware ESXi
5 29 (15.76%) XenApp
6 22 (11.96%) Virtual Machines
7 15 (8.15%) Virtual Desktop
8 13 (7.07%) Microsoft App-V
9 12 (6.52%) XenDesktop
10 10 (5.43%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 10 (5.43%) DFS Replication
11 5 (2.72%) BitLocker
12 4 (2.17%) vSphere
13 3 (1.63%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
13 3 (1.63%) Terminal Server
13 3 (1.63%) Virtual Servers
13 3 (1.63%) VMware NSX
13 3 (1.63%) VMware Server
14 2 (1.09%) Citrix Hypervisor
15 1 (0.54%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 104 (56.52%) SCCM
2 26 (14.13%) Microsoft Clustering
3 22 (11.96%) SCVMM
3 22 (11.96%) WSUS
4 17 (9.24%) SCOrch
5 16 (8.70%) Failover Clustering
6 15 (8.15%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 11 (5.98%) vRealize
8 10 (5.43%) SCSM
9 8 (4.35%) SCDPM
10 7 (3.80%) HP SIM
10 7 (3.80%) Opscode Chef
11 6 (3.26%) Microsoft Intune
12 5 (2.72%) Ansible
12 5 (2.72%) Tivoli
13 4 (2.17%) Forefront Identity Manager
13 4 (2.17%) Nagios
13 4 (2.17%) Puppet
13 4 (2.17%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
13 4 (2.17%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 96 (52.17%) Microsoft
2 91 (49.46%) VMware
3 48 (26.09%) Citrix
4 29 (15.76%) NetApp
5 27 (14.67%) Cisco
6 24 (13.04%) HP
7 19 (10.33%) EMC
8 18 (9.78%) Dell
9 15 (8.15%) IBM
10 12 (6.52%) Oracle
11 11 (5.98%) AppDynamics
11 11 (5.98%) Dynatrace
11 11 (5.98%) Ivanti
12 10 (5.43%) McAfee
12 10 (5.43%) Symantec
13 9 (4.89%) Brocade
14 8 (4.35%) ArcSight
14 8 (4.35%) ServiceNow
14 8 (4.35%) SolarWinds
15 7 (3.80%) EqualLogic