Period
to 22 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Wales 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 22 October 2018 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 > Wales
6 months to
22 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 102 78 99
Rank change year-on-year -24 +21 +12
Contract jobs citing SCOM 10 12 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 0.62% 1.05% 0.22%
As % of the Systems Management category 4.74% 9.09% 2.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 6 0
Wales median daily rate £400 £264 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +51.52% - -
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Wales median hourly rate - £22.38 -
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £22.38 £35.50
% change year-on-year -6.17% -36.96% -4.29%

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 advertised in Wales with a requirement for systems management skills.

All Systems Management Skills
Wales
Contract vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 211 132 149
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 13.01% 11.55% 10.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 148 87 106
Wales median daily rate £425 £401 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.12% -11.00% +20.00%
10th Percentile £312 £175 £316
90th Percentile £575 £527 £597
UK median daily rate £500 £470 £433
% change year-on-year +6.38% +8.67% +8.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 1
Wales median hourly rate £21.00 £15.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.00% -14.29% +84.21%
10th Percentile £20.50 £10.00 £17.25
90th Percentile £21.50 £30.60 £17.75
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year -2.78% -23.40% +14.63%

SCOM
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

Job postings citing SCOM as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Wales.

Job vacancy trend for SCOM in Wales

SCOM
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SCOM in Wales.

Contractor daily rate trend for SCOM in Wales

SCOM
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SCOM in Wales over the 6 months to 22 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SCOM in Wales

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SCOM in Wales.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SCOM in Wales

SCOM
Contract Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SCOM within the Wales region over the 6 months to 22 October 2018. 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
South Wales -30 10 £400 +97.04%
SCOM
UK

For the 6 months to 22 October 2018, 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 across the Wales region with a requirement for SCOM.

1 10 (100.00%) Windows
1 10 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 8 (80.00%) SQL Server
2 8 (80.00%) Microsoft
3 7 (70.00%) SQL
3 7 (70.00%) ITIL
4 6 (60.00%) VMware
4 6 (60.00%) SCCM
5 5 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2013
5 5 (50.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 4 (40.00%) Microsoft Clustering
6 4 (40.00%) Capacity Management
6 4 (40.00%) SQL Server 2012
6 4 (40.00%) Windows Server
6 4 (40.00%) Security Management
6 4 (40.00%) Change Management
6 4 (40.00%) Performance Management
6 4 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
6 4 (40.00%) Telecoms
6 4 (40.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (40.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (30.00%) VLAN
7 3 (30.00%) WSUS
7 3 (30.00%) SC Cleared
7 3 (30.00%) Security Cleared
7 3 (30.00%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (30.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (30.00%) XenApp
7 3 (30.00%) vSphere
7 3 (30.00%) McAfee ePO

SCOM
Co-occurring IT Skills in Wales 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 5 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2013
2 3 (30.00%) IIS
2 3 (30.00%) MS Exchange
2 3 (30.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (30.00%) Firewall
1 3 (30.00%) VLAN
1 3 (30.00%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (80.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (40.00%) SQL Server 2012
2 4 (40.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4 (40.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (30.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Jenkins
1 1 (10.00%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 4 (40.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Database Specialist
2 2 (20.00%) DBA
2 2 (20.00%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) SQL DBA
2 2 (20.00%) SQL Server Specialist
3 1 (10.00%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
3 1 (10.00%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Automation Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) DevOps Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Support
3 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) Apache Axis
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) CESG
1 2 (20.00%) Management Information System
1 2 (20.00%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 10 (100.00%) Windows
2 4 (40.00%) Windows Server
3 3 (30.00%) Linux
3 3 (30.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (70.00%) ITIL
2 5 (50.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 4 (40.00%) Capacity Management
3 4 (40.00%) Change Management
3 4 (40.00%) Performance Management
3 4 (40.00%) Security Management
4 3 (30.00%) Problem-Solving
4 3 (30.00%) Work Breakdown Structure
5 2 (20.00%) Database Security
5 2 (20.00%) High Availability
5 2 (20.00%) ITIL V3
5 2 (20.00%) Regulatory Compliance
5 2 (20.00%) Security Hardening
5 2 (20.00%) TOGAF
6 1 (10.00%) Deployment Automation
6 1 (10.00%) DevOps
6 1 (10.00%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (70.00%) SQL
2 1 (10.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (30.00%) MCSE
1 3 (30.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (30.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (30.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (10.00%) Degree
2 1 (10.00%) HNC
System Software
1 10 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (30.00%) VMware Workstation
3 3 (30.00%) vSphere
3 3 (30.00%) XenApp
4 1 (10.00%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 6 (60.00%) SCCM
2 4 (40.00%) Microsoft Clustering
3 3 (30.00%) Backup Exec
3 3 (30.00%) McAfee ePO
3 3 (30.00%) NetBackup
3 3 (30.00%) Norton AntiVirus
3 3 (30.00%) vCenter Server
3 3 (30.00%) WSUS
4 1 (10.00%) Ansible
4 1 (10.00%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (10.00%) Packer
4 1 (10.00%) Puppet
4 1 (10.00%) SCOrch
4 1 (10.00%) SCSM
Vendors
1 8 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (60.00%) VMware
3 3 (30.00%) Citrix
3 3 (30.00%) McAfee
3 3 (30.00%) Red Hat
3 3 (30.00%) Symantec
4 2 (20.00%) Veeam