Period
to 13 December 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 13 December 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
13 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 101 78 104
Rank change year-on-year -23 +26 +9
Contract jobs citing SCOM 14 19 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 0.80% 1.55% 0.21%
As % of the Systems Management category 6.90% 12.42% 2.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 10 1
Wales median daily rate £400 £338 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.52% +68.75% -38.46%
10th Percentile £289 £192 £188
90th Percentile £450 £391 £213
UK median daily rate £400 £398 £400
% change year-on-year +0.63% -0.63% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Wales median hourly rate - £22.38 -
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £22.38 £43.28
% change year-on-year -6.17% -48.29% +16.69%

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 203 153 147
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 11.67% 12.52% 10.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 140 100 110
Wales median daily rate £440 £400 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -11.11% +21.62%
10th Percentile £313 £163 £293
90th Percentile £613 £538 £618
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 8 0
Wales median hourly rate £21.00 £16.25 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.23% - -
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £20.73
% change year-on-year - -15.58% +4.96%

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 13 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SCOM in Wales

SCOM
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 13 December 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 -24 14 £400 +23.08% 2
SCOM
UK

For the 6 months to 13 December 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 14 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 13 (92.86%) Windows
3 11 (78.57%) Microsoft
4 9 (64.29%) SQL Server
4 9 (64.29%) ITIL
4 9 (64.29%) VMware
4 9 (64.29%) SCCM
5 8 (57.14%) SQL
5 8 (57.14%) Exchange Server 2013
6 6 (42.86%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 6 (42.86%) MS Exchange
7 5 (35.71%) WSUS
7 5 (35.71%) VMware Infrastructure
7 5 (35.71%) Windows Server
7 5 (35.71%) vSphere
7 5 (35.71%) SQL Server 2012
8 4 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (28.57%) Capacity Management
8 4 (28.57%) McAfee ePO
8 4 (28.57%) SQL Server 2008
8 4 (28.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (28.57%) High Availability
8 4 (28.57%) Security Hardening
8 4 (28.57%) Microsoft Clustering
8 4 (28.57%) VSAN
8 4 (28.57%) vCenter Server
8 4 (28.57%) Work Breakdown Structure
8 4 (28.57%) Problem-Solving
8 4 (28.57%) SC Cleared
8 4 (28.57%) Security Cleared

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 8 (57.14%) Exchange Server 2013
2 6 (42.86%) MS Exchange
3 4 (28.57%) IIS
3 4 (28.57%) SharePoint
4 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (7.14%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (21.43%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (28.57%) Firewall
1 4 (28.57%) VLAN
1 4 (28.57%) VSAN
2 1 (7.14%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (64.29%) SQL Server
2 5 (35.71%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (28.57%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (28.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (28.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Jenkins
1 1 (7.14%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 4 (28.57%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (28.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) Analyst
2 2 (14.29%) Database Specialist
2 2 (14.29%) DBA
2 2 (14.29%) Designer
2 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) SQL DBA
2 2 (14.29%) SQL Server Specialist
3 1 (7.14%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
3 1 (7.14%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (7.14%) Automation Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Consultant
3 1 (7.14%) DevOps Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Support
3 1 (7.14%) Senior Designer
3 1 (7.14%) Support Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Technical Operations Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Windows Consultant
3 1 (7.14%) Wintel Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (28.57%) Apache Axis
Miscellaneous
1 4 (28.57%) CESG
1 4 (28.57%) Management Information System
1 4 (28.57%) PKI
2 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.14%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 13 (92.86%) Windows
2 5 (35.71%) Windows Server
3 4 (28.57%) Linux
3 4 (28.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (21.43%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (64.29%) ITIL
2 6 (42.86%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 4 (28.57%) Capacity Management
3 4 (28.57%) Change Management
3 4 (28.57%) High Availability
3 4 (28.57%) Performance Management
3 4 (28.57%) Problem-Solving
3 4 (28.57%) Security Hardening
3 4 (28.57%) Security Management
3 4 (28.57%) Work Breakdown Structure
4 3 (21.43%) ITIL V3
4 3 (21.43%) Time Management
4 3 (21.43%) TOGAF
5 2 (14.29%) Application Packaging
5 2 (14.29%) Database Security
5 2 (14.29%) GAP Analysis
5 2 (14.29%) Regulatory Compliance
6 1 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (7.14%) Data Protection
6 1 (7.14%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 8 (57.14%) SQL
2 3 (21.43%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (28.57%) MCSE
1 4 (28.57%) Microsoft Certification
1 4 (28.57%) SC Cleared
1 4 (28.57%) Security Cleared
2 3 (21.43%) Degree
2 3 (21.43%) HNC
3 1 (7.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 14 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (35.71%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (35.71%) vSphere
3 4 (28.57%) VMware Workstation
3 4 (28.57%) XenApp
4 1 (7.14%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 9 (64.29%) SCCM
2 5 (35.71%) WSUS
3 4 (28.57%) Backup Exec
3 4 (28.57%) McAfee ePO
3 4 (28.57%) Microsoft Clustering
3 4 (28.57%) NetBackup
3 4 (28.57%) Norton AntiVirus
3 4 (28.57%) vCenter Server
4 2 (14.29%) AirWatch
4 2 (14.29%) SCOrch
5 1 (7.14%) Ansible
5 1 (7.14%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (7.14%) Packer
5 1 (7.14%) Puppet
5 1 (7.14%) SCSM
Vendors
1 11 (78.57%) Microsoft
2 9 (64.29%) VMware
3 4 (28.57%) Citrix
3 4 (28.57%) McAfee
3 4 (28.57%) Red Hat
3 4 (28.57%) Symantec
4 3 (21.43%) NetApp
4 3 (21.43%) Veeam
5 2 (14.29%) Dell
5 2 (14.29%) HP