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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM)
Rank 79 113 107
Rank change year-on-year
+34 -6
Contract jobs citing SCOM 48 17 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.81% 0.65% 0.33%
As % of the Systems Management category 17.78% 7.20% 4.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 14 4
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £204 £253 £383
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £432
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £330 £320
% change year-on-year
+21.21% +3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 3
Average hourly rate £55.65 £25.00 £25.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+122.60% -1.96%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -11.29%
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
270 236 148
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 10.20% 9.07% 6.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 130 109 56
Average daily rate £400 £308 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.08% -18.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £214 £195 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £330 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.84% -5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 23 18
Average hourly rate £30.50 £17.50 £20.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+74.28% -13.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.65 £16.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £27.20 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £21.00 £25.25
% change year-on-year
+2.38% -16.83%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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 +31 34 £400 +11.88% 7
Slough - - - -
Wokingham - - - -
Bracknell - - - - 1
Maidenhead - - - - 1
SCOM
South East

SCOM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 33 (52.38%) Windows
2 30 (47.62%) SQL
3 29 (46.03%) Security Cleared
4 27 (42.86%) Microsoft
5 25 (39.68%) SCCM
6 24 (38.10%) DV Cleared
7 22 (34.92%) SCSM
8 21 (33.33%) ITIL
9 20 (31.75%) DNS
10 19 (30.16%) Microsoft Certification
11 18 (28.57%) Active Directory
12 17 (26.98%) DHCP
12 17 (26.98%) PowerShell
12 17 (26.98%) WMI
13 16 (25.40%) MCSE
14 15 (23.81%) XML
14 15 (23.81%) Performance Monitoring
15 14 (22.22%) SC Cleared
16 13 (20.63%) Windows Server 2008
16 13 (20.63%) VBScript
17 11 (17.46%) Service Management
17 11 (17.46%) SCOrch
17 11 (17.46%) Clustering
17 11 (17.46%) MCTS
18 10 (15.87%) Windows XP
19 9 (14.29%) SharePoint
19 9 (14.29%) MCP
19 9 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
20 8 (12.70%) Network Management
20 8 (12.70%) Customer Engagement

SCOM
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 9 (14.29%) SharePoint
2 3 (4.76%) Documentum
3 2 (3.17%) MS Exchange
3 2 (3.17%) IIS
4 1 (1.59%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 4 (6.35%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.17%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.76%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 20 (31.75%) DNS
2 17 (26.98%) DHCP
3 2 (3.17%) Internet
3 2 (3.17%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.59%) NetScaler
4 1 (1.59%) Wireshark
4 1 (1.59%) iSCSI
4 1 (1.59%) ADSL
4 1 (1.59%) LAN
4 1 (1.59%) VoIP
4 1 (1.59%) WAN
4 1 (1.59%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (12.70%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.76%) SQL Server 2012
2 3 (4.76%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (4.76%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (4.76%) SQL Server 2000
General
1 2 (3.17%) Telecoms
2 1 (1.59%) Retail
Job Titles
1 18 (28.57%) Consultant
2 10 (15.87%) Support Engineer
3 9 (14.29%) Escalation Engineer
4 8 (12.70%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 8 (12.70%) Systems Manager
4 8 (12.70%) 3rd Line Support
4 8 (12.70%) Field Engineer
4 8 (12.70%) Operations Manager
5 4 (6.35%) DBA
5 4 (6.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (6.35%) SQL DBA
6 3 (4.76%) IT Support
6 3 (4.76%) IT Support Engineer
7 2 (3.17%) Systems Engineer
7 2 (3.17%) Analyst
7 2 (3.17%) Incident Manager
7 2 (3.17%) SCCM Engineer
8 1 (1.59%) SCCM Consultant
8 1 (1.59%) Citrix Consultant
8 1 (1.59%) Problem Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (23.81%) XML
2 2 (3.17%) DCOM
2 2 (3.17%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 11 (17.46%) Clustering
2 4 (6.35%) Replication
3 2 (3.17%) PKI
3 2 (3.17%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.59%) iPhone
4 1 (1.59%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (1.59%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 33 (52.38%) Windows
2 13 (20.63%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (15.87%) Windows XP
4 9 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (4.76%) Windows 7
5 3 (4.76%) UNIX
5 3 (4.76%) Linux
6 2 (3.17%) VMS
6 2 (3.17%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (1.59%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (33.33%) ITIL
2 15 (23.81%) Performance Monitoring
3 11 (17.46%) Service Management
4 8 (12.70%) Network Management
4 8 (12.70%) Customer Engagement
4 8 (12.70%) Configuration Management
5 5 (7.94%) Migration
6 3 (4.76%) Incident Management
6 3 (4.76%) Time Management
6 3 (4.76%) Performance Management
6 3 (4.76%) Service Delivery
7 2 (3.17%) Network Planning
7 2 (3.17%) Capacity Planning
7 2 (3.17%) Trend Analysis
7 2 (3.17%) Root Cause Analysis
7 2 (3.17%) People Management
8 1 (1.59%) Problem Management
8 1 (1.59%) Data Protection
8 1 (1.59%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 30 (47.62%) SQL
2 17 (26.98%) PowerShell
3 13 (20.63%) VBScript
4 5 (7.94%) T-SQL
5 4 (6.35%) C#
5 4 (6.35%) C++
Qualifications
1 29 (46.03%) Security Cleared
2 24 (38.10%) DV Cleared
3 19 (30.16%) Microsoft Certification
4 16 (25.40%) MCSE
5 14 (22.22%) SC Cleared
6 11 (17.46%) MCTS
7 9 (14.29%) MCP
8 8 (12.70%) MCITP
8 8 (12.70%) Degree
9 2 (3.17%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (1.59%) CCA
10 1 (1.59%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.59%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (28.57%) Active Directory
2 3 (4.76%) Hyper-V
3 2 (3.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (3.17%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (1.59%) vSphere
4 1 (1.59%) DFS Replication
4 1 (1.59%) XenApp
4 1 (1.59%) XenServer
4 1 (1.59%) XenDesktop
4 1 (1.59%) Terminal Services
4 1 (1.59%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 25 (39.68%) SCCM
2 22 (34.92%) SCSM
3 17 (26.98%) WMI
4 11 (17.46%) SCOrch
5 8 (12.70%) MOM
6 4 (6.35%) SCDPM
7 3 (4.76%) McAfee ePO
7 3 (4.76%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (1.59%) EdgeSight
8 1 (1.59%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 27 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 4 (6.35%) McAfee
2 4 (6.35%) Lumension
3 3 (4.76%) EMC
3 3 (4.76%) Citrix
4 2 (3.17%) VMware
4 2 (3.17%) Cisco
5 1 (1.59%) AppSense
5 1 (1.59%) Apple
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