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 27 March 2015 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM)
Rank 108 107 97
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -10
Contract jobs citing SCOM 29 21 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.99% 0.75% 0.74%
As % of the Systems Management category 10.25% 8.94% 13.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 16 15
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.01% -9.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £204 £100 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £450 £431
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £338 £296
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +14.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 0
Average hourly rate £55.65 £23.94 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+132.48% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £29.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
-10.16% -3.27%
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
283 235 130
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 9.63% 8.37% 5.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 145 99 59
Average daily rate £400 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £204 £183 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £504
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 26 10
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £24.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-10.41% +14.28%

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 27 March 2015.

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 27 March 2015. 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 +11 19 £405 +15.71% 6
Bracknell +6 1 £488 +12.06%
Maidenhead - - - -
SCOM
South East

SCOM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 39 (55.71%) Windows
2 33 (47.14%) Microsoft
3 29 (41.43%) Security Cleared
4 28 (40.00%) DV Cleared
4 28 (40.00%) SCCM
5 27 (38.57%) SQL
6 26 (37.14%) Active Directory
7 25 (35.71%) DNS
8 23 (32.86%) SCSM
9 22 (31.43%) DHCP
10 21 (30.00%) ITIL
10 21 (30.00%) Performance Monitoring
11 20 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
12 17 (24.29%) Microsoft Certification
12 17 (24.29%) MCSE
12 17 (24.29%) PowerShell
12 17 (24.29%) WMI
13 16 (22.86%) SharePoint
13 16 (22.86%) Windows Server 2003
14 14 (20.00%) Service Management
15 13 (18.57%) VBScript
16 11 (15.71%) XML
16 11 (15.71%) SCOrch
17 10 (14.29%) Windows XP
17 10 (14.29%) MCP
18 9 (12.86%) Configuration Management
18 9 (12.86%) Network Management
19 8 (11.43%) SC Cleared
19 8 (11.43%) MCTS
19 8 (11.43%) MCITP

SCOM
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 16 (22.86%) SharePoint
2 7 (10.00%) MS Exchange
3 3 (4.29%) Documentum
4 2 (2.86%) IIS
5 1 (1.43%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (1.43%) Lync
Applications
1 5 (7.14%) MS Office
2 2 (2.86%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.29%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 25 (35.71%) DNS
2 22 (31.43%) DHCP
3 8 (11.43%) TCP/IP
4 4 (5.71%) VoIP
5 2 (2.86%) Internet
6 1 (1.43%) Firewall
6 1 (1.43%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (1.43%) WAN
6 1 (1.43%) ADSL
6 1 (1.43%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.14%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.86%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (2.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 4 (5.71%) Retail
2 2 (2.86%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 20 (28.57%) Consultant
2 17 (24.29%) Support Engineer
3 9 (12.86%) 3rd Line Support
3 9 (12.86%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 9 (12.86%) Escalation Engineer
4 8 (11.43%) Field Engineer
4 8 (11.43%) Operations Manager
4 8 (11.43%) Systems Manager
5 4 (5.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (4.29%) Team Leader
6 3 (4.29%) Analyst
6 3 (4.29%) IT Support
6 3 (4.29%) IT Support Engineer
6 3 (4.29%) Service Desk Team Leader
7 2 (2.86%) Developer Analyst
7 2 (2.86%) Business Intelligence Analyst
7 2 (2.86%) Incident Manager
7 2 (2.86%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 2 (2.86%) SCCM Engineer
7 2 (2.86%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (15.71%) XML
2 2 (2.86%) DCOM
Miscellaneous
1 8 (11.43%) Clustering
1 8 (11.43%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.86%) Replication
2 2 (2.86%) PKI
3 1 (1.43%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (1.43%) iPhone
3 1 (1.43%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 39 (55.71%) Windows
2 20 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
3 16 (22.86%) Windows Server 2003
4 10 (14.29%) Windows XP
5 3 (4.29%) UNIX
5 3 (4.29%) Linux
6 2 (2.86%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (1.43%) Android
7 1 (1.43%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (30.00%) ITIL
1 21 (30.00%) Performance Monitoring
2 14 (20.00%) Service Management
3 9 (12.86%) Configuration Management
3 9 (12.86%) Network Management
4 8 (11.43%) Customer Engagement
5 3 (4.29%) Service Delivery
5 3 (4.29%) Incident Management
6 2 (2.86%) Time Management
6 2 (2.86%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (2.86%) Trend Analysis
6 2 (2.86%) People Management
7 1 (1.43%) Root Cause Analysis
7 1 (1.43%) ITSM
7 1 (1.43%) Data Protection
7 1 (1.43%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (38.57%) SQL
2 17 (24.29%) PowerShell
3 13 (18.57%) VBScript
4 7 (10.00%) T-SQL
5 4 (5.71%) C#
5 4 (5.71%) C++
Qualifications
1 29 (41.43%) Security Cleared
2 28 (40.00%) DV Cleared
3 17 (24.29%) MCSE
3 17 (24.29%) Microsoft Certification
4 10 (14.29%) MCP
5 8 (11.43%) MCTS
5 8 (11.43%) MCITP
5 8 (11.43%) Degree
5 8 (11.43%) SC Cleared
6 2 (2.86%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.43%) SLA
System Software
1 26 (37.14%) Active Directory
2 7 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (8.57%) Hyper-V
4 2 (2.86%) DFS Replication
5 1 (1.43%) Forefront TMG
5 1 (1.43%) UAG
5 1 (1.43%) XenApp
5 1 (1.43%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 28 (40.00%) SCCM
2 23 (32.86%) SCSM
3 17 (24.29%) WMI
4 11 (15.71%) SCOrch
5 8 (11.43%) MOM
6 4 (5.71%) SCDPM
7 3 (4.29%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 2 (2.86%) SCVMM
8 2 (2.86%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 33 (47.14%) Microsoft
2 7 (10.00%) VMware
3 3 (4.29%) McAfee
3 3 (4.29%) EMC
4 2 (2.86%) Cisco
4 2 (2.86%) Lumension
5 1 (1.43%) Citrix
5 1 (1.43%) Apple
5 1 (1.43%) HP