The table below looks at the statistics for SCOM skills in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SCOM over the 3 months to 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM)
Rank 100 97 118
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +21
Contract jobs citing SCOM 20 32 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.81% 1.26% 0.56%
As % of the Systems Management category 12.58% 12.17% 6.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 9 11
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £355 £286 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £405 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 2
Average hourly rate - £30.50 £18.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +67.12%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.25 £31.56 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+21.21% +5.18%
SCOM
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Systems Management category in contract jobs advertised in the Berkshire region.

Systems Management Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
159 263 250
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 6.46% 10.37% 8.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 93 98
Average daily rate £400 £315 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.98% -1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £155 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £432 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 15 9
Average hourly rate £21.00 £27.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.63% +37.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.00 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £30.50 £20.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.06 £20.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+0.30% +11.11%

SCOM
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SCOM across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Systems Management category.

SCOM Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

SCOM
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SCOM across the Berkshire region.

SCOM Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

SCOM
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SCOM across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

SCOM Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

SCOM
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

SCOM Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

SCOM
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SCOM within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +14 17 £388 +46.22% 3
Slough - - - - 1
Bracknell - - - -
Maidenhead - - - -
Newbury - - - - 1
SCOM
South East

SCOM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing SCOM also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SCOM.

1 31 (83.78%) SCCM
2 29 (78.38%) Windows
3 21 (56.76%) Microsoft
4 20 (54.05%) SQL
5 19 (51.35%) DNS
6 18 (48.65%) Active Directory
6 18 (48.65%) SQL Server
7 15 (40.54%) TCP/IP
7 15 (40.54%) Security Cleared
8 13 (35.14%) PowerShell
9 12 (32.43%) WMI
9 12 (32.43%) MS Excel
10 11 (29.73%) VBScript
11 10 (27.03%) T-SQL
11 10 (27.03%) IIS
11 10 (27.03%) DCOM
11 10 (27.03%) Internet
11 10 (27.03%) PKI
11 10 (27.03%) SC Cleared
11 10 (27.03%) DV Cleared
12 9 (24.32%) Hyper-V
12 9 (24.32%) VMware
12 9 (24.32%) Clustering
13 8 (21.62%) ITIL
13 8 (21.62%) DHCP
13 8 (21.62%) Citrix
13 8 (21.62%) Microsoft Certification
13 8 (21.62%) VMware Infrastructure
13 8 (21.62%) Windows Server 2008
14 7 (18.92%) MS Exchange

SCOM
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing SCOM also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SCOM. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 10 (27.03%) IIS
2 7 (18.92%) MS Exchange
3 1 (2.70%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (2.70%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (2.70%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (2.70%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 12 (32.43%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 19 (51.35%) DNS
2 15 (40.54%) TCP/IP
3 10 (27.03%) Internet
4 8 (21.62%) DHCP
5 3 (8.11%) SAN
5 3 (8.11%) VoIP
6 2 (5.41%) NetScaler
7 1 (2.70%) Firewall
7 1 (2.70%) iSCSI
7 1 (2.70%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (48.65%) SQL Server
2 5 (13.51%) SQL Server 2005
2 5 (13.51%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (10.81%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (10.81%) SQL Server 2000
4 2 (5.41%) Oracle Database
General
1 1 (2.70%) Legal
Job Titles
1 10 (27.03%) SCCM Engineer
2 8 (21.62%) Field Engineer
3 6 (16.22%) DBA
3 6 (16.22%) Support Engineer
3 6 (16.22%) SQL DBA
4 4 (10.81%) Analyst
4 4 (10.81%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (8.11%) Service Analyst
5 3 (8.11%) Architect
5 3 (8.11%) Help Desk Analyst
5 3 (8.11%) Service Desk Analyst
6 2 (5.41%) Exchange Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) Messaging Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) Consultant
6 2 (5.41%) Administrator
7 1 (2.70%) Technical Consultant
7 1 (2.70%) Database Specialist
7 1 (2.70%) Database Analyst
7 1 (2.70%) SQL Server DBA
7 1 (2.70%) Citrix Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (27.03%) DCOM
2 6 (16.22%) XML
3 3 (8.11%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 10 (27.03%) PKI
2 9 (24.32%) Clustering
3 4 (10.81%) Replication
4 3 (8.11%) Management Information System
5 2 (5.41%) Blackberry
6 1 (2.70%) FMCG
6 1 (2.70%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 29 (78.38%) Windows
2 8 (21.62%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (16.22%) Windows Server 2003
3 6 (16.22%) Windows 7
4 3 (8.11%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (5.41%) Linux
5 2 (5.41%) VMS
6 1 (2.70%) Windows XP
6 1 (2.70%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (21.62%) ITIL
2 7 (18.92%) Migration
3 5 (13.51%) Performance Monitoring
4 4 (10.81%) Performance Management
5 3 (8.11%) ITSM
5 3 (8.11%) Configuration Management
5 3 (8.11%) ERP
5 3 (8.11%) Incident Management
5 3 (8.11%) Capacity Planning
6 2 (5.41%) Information Security
6 2 (5.41%) Network Planning
6 2 (5.41%) Computer Security
6 2 (5.41%) Information Security Management
6 2 (5.41%) Security Management
6 2 (5.41%) Service Management
7 1 (2.70%) Time Management
7 1 (2.70%) Customer Engagement
7 1 (2.70%) Database Security
7 1 (2.70%) Change Control
7 1 (2.70%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 20 (54.05%) SQL
2 13 (35.14%) PowerShell
3 11 (29.73%) VBScript
4 10 (27.03%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (40.54%) Security Cleared
2 10 (27.03%) SC Cleared
2 10 (27.03%) DV Cleared
3 8 (21.62%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (13.51%) MCTS
5 3 (8.11%) MCSA
6 1 (2.70%) CCA
6 1 (2.70%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (2.70%) MCITP
6 1 (2.70%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.81%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (48.65%) Active Directory
2 9 (24.32%) Hyper-V
3 8 (21.62%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (5.41%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (2.70%) VMware ESX
5 1 (2.70%) Terminal Services
5 1 (2.70%) XenApp
5 1 (2.70%) XenServer
5 1 (2.70%) XenDesktop
5 1 (2.70%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 31 (83.78%) SCCM
2 12 (32.43%) WMI
3 3 (8.11%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (5.41%) SCDPM
5 1 (2.70%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (2.70%) SCOrch
5 1 (2.70%) SCSM
5 1 (2.70%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 21 (56.76%) Microsoft
2 9 (24.32%) VMware
3 8 (21.62%) Citrix
4 6 (16.22%) McAfee
5 4 (10.81%) Symantec
6 3 (8.11%) CheckPoint
7 2 (5.41%) Lumension
7 2 (5.41%) Oracle
8 1 (2.70%) AppSense
8 1 (2.70%) HP
8 1 (2.70%) Dell
8 1 (2.70%) Apple
8 1 (2.70%) Cisco
8 1 (2.70%) Fujitsu
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