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 5 May 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
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM)
Rank 116 104 102
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -2
Contract jobs citing SCOM 14 21 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.50% 0.78% 0.71%
As % of the Systems Management category 5.91% 7.98% 10.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 14 12
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£399 £315 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.58% -8.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £236 £100 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £417 £450 £423
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £325 £314
% change year-on-year
+7.07% +3.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Average hourly rate - £23.94 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -20.20%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £29.00 £28.75
% change year-on-year
-18.96% +0.86%
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
237 263 170
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 8.49% 9.77% 6.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 141 118 72
Average daily rate £400 £350 £369
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -5.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £184 £174 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 14 9
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £25.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-16.00% +25.00%

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 5 May 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 5 May 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 +5 9 £414 -8.11% 4
Bracknell -1 1 £488 +74.10%
SCOM
South East

SCOM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 36 (57.14%) Windows
2 29 (46.03%) Microsoft
3 25 (39.68%) SQL
3 25 (39.68%) SCCM
3 25 (39.68%) Security Cleared
4 24 (38.10%) DV Cleared
5 23 (36.51%) DNS
6 22 (34.92%) DHCP
6 22 (34.92%) Active Directory
7 21 (33.33%) Performance Monitoring
7 21 (33.33%) SCSM
8 19 (30.16%) Windows Server 2008
9 17 (26.98%) ITIL
10 15 (23.81%) MCSE
10 15 (23.81%) Microsoft Certification
10 15 (23.81%) PowerShell
10 15 (23.81%) WMI
11 14 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
11 14 (22.22%) SharePoint
12 12 (19.05%) Service Management
13 11 (17.46%) VBScript
13 11 (17.46%) XML
14 9 (14.29%) SCOrch
15 8 (12.70%) Private Cloud
15 8 (12.70%) MCTS
15 8 (12.70%) MCITP
15 8 (12.70%) Degree
15 8 (12.70%) Customer Engagement
15 8 (12.70%) MCP
15 8 (12.70%) Windows XP

SCOM
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 14 (22.22%) SharePoint
2 8 (12.70%) MS Exchange
3 3 (4.76%) Documentum
4 2 (3.17%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (3.17%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (1.59%) Lync
5 1 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.59%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 3 (4.76%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.76%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 23 (36.51%) DNS
2 22 (34.92%) DHCP
3 6 (9.52%) TCP/IP
4 4 (6.35%) VoIP
5 1 (1.59%) WAN
5 1 (1.59%) ADSL
5 1 (1.59%) LAN
5 1 (1.59%) Firewall
5 1 (1.59%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.76%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.17%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (3.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 4 (6.35%) Retail
Job Titles
1 20 (31.75%) Consultant
2 15 (23.81%) Support Engineer
3 8 (12.70%) Field Engineer
3 8 (12.70%) Operations Manager
3 8 (12.70%) Systems Manager
4 7 (11.11%) 3rd Line Support
4 7 (11.11%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 7 (11.11%) Escalation Engineer
5 4 (6.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (4.76%) Team Leader
6 3 (4.76%) Analyst
6 3 (4.76%) Service Desk Team Leader
7 2 (3.17%) Developer Analyst
7 2 (3.17%) Business Intelligence Analyst
7 2 (3.17%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 2 (3.17%) Developer
7 2 (3.17%) Report Analyst
8 1 (1.59%) Service Analyst
8 1 (1.59%) 2nd Line Support
8 1 (1.59%) Senior Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (17.46%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (12.70%) Clustering
1 8 (12.70%) Private Cloud
2 6 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.17%) Replication
4 1 (1.59%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.59%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (1.59%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 36 (57.14%) Windows
2 19 (30.16%) Windows Server 2008
3 14 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
4 8 (12.70%) Windows XP
5 3 (4.76%) UNIX
5 3 (4.76%) Linux
6 2 (3.17%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (1.59%) Android
7 1 (1.59%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (33.33%) Performance Monitoring
2 17 (26.98%) ITIL
3 12 (19.05%) Service Management
4 8 (12.70%) Customer Engagement
5 7 (11.11%) Network Management
5 7 (11.11%) Configuration Management
6 2 (3.17%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (1.59%) Root Cause Analysis
7 1 (1.59%) Service Delivery
7 1 (1.59%) Change Management
7 1 (1.59%) ITSM
7 1 (1.59%) Migration
7 1 (1.59%) Incident Management
7 1 (1.59%) Problem Management
7 1 (1.59%) Performance Management
7 1 (1.59%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 25 (39.68%) SQL
2 15 (23.81%) PowerShell
3 11 (17.46%) VBScript
4 5 (7.94%) T-SQL
5 3 (4.76%) C#
5 3 (4.76%) C++
Qualifications
1 25 (39.68%) Security Cleared
2 24 (38.10%) DV Cleared
3 15 (23.81%) MCSE
3 15 (23.81%) Microsoft Certification
4 8 (12.70%) MCTS
4 8 (12.70%) MCITP
4 8 (12.70%) Degree
4 8 (12.70%) MCP
5 6 (9.52%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.59%) SLA
System Software
1 22 (34.92%) Active Directory
2 7 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (9.52%) Hyper-V
4 2 (3.17%) DFS Replication
5 1 (1.59%) Forefront TMG
5 1 (1.59%) UAG
5 1 (1.59%) XenApp
5 1 (1.59%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 25 (39.68%) SCCM
2 21 (33.33%) SCSM
3 15 (23.81%) WMI
4 9 (14.29%) SCOrch
5 8 (12.70%) MOM
6 4 (6.35%) SCDPM
7 3 (4.76%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 2 (3.17%) SCVMM
8 2 (3.17%) McAfee ePO
9 1 (1.59%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 29 (46.03%) Microsoft
2 7 (11.11%) VMware
3 3 (4.76%) McAfee
3 3 (4.76%) EMC
4 2 (3.17%) Cisco
4 2 (3.17%) Lumension
5 1 (1.59%) Citrix
5 1 (1.59%) Apple
5 1 (1.59%) HP
5 1 (1.59%) Dell