The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Systems Management category for the Berkshire region.

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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM)
Rank 105 73 124
Rank change year-on-year
-32 +51
Contract jobs citing SCOM 16 53 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.64% 2.17% 0.41%
As % of the Systems Management category 9.14% 19.06% 5.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 13 7
Average daily rate
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£363 £341 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.30% -14.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £348 £300 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £425 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £340 £360
% change year-on-year
-4.41% -5.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 1
Average hourly rate - £30.50 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +110.34%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-18.03% +1.66%
Systems Management Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
175 278 233
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 6.99% 11.37% 7.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 102 94
Average daily rate £363 £325 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.53% +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £216 £140 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £429 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £341 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.02% +4.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 11 10
Average hourly rate £15.93 £30.50 £15.58
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-47.77% +95.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.75 £26.70 £14.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £31.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.06 £22.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-9.84% +27.14%
SCOM
South East

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 28 July 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 28 July 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 +4 10 £363 +14.17%
Bracknell -21 1 £325 -4.69%
Newbury - 1 £400 -
Maidenhead - - - -
Slough - - - -
SCOM
South East

SCOM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 35 (92.11%) Windows
2 30 (78.95%) SCCM
3 21 (55.26%) DNS
3 21 (55.26%) Active Directory
4 20 (52.63%) Microsoft
5 16 (42.11%) TCP/IP
5 16 (42.11%) SQL
6 14 (36.84%) SQL Server
6 14 (36.84%) PowerShell
7 12 (31.58%) WMI
7 12 (31.58%) MS Excel
7 12 (31.58%) VMware
8 11 (28.95%) ITIL
8 11 (28.95%) VBScript
8 11 (28.95%) Citrix
9 10 (26.32%) T-SQL
9 10 (26.32%) IIS
9 10 (26.32%) DCOM
9 10 (26.32%) Internet
9 10 (26.32%) PKI
9 10 (26.32%) VMware Infrastructure
10 9 (23.68%) Windows Server 2008
10 9 (23.68%) Security Cleared
10 9 (23.68%) DHCP
11 8 (21.05%) McAfee
11 8 (21.05%) Windows Server 2003
11 8 (21.05%) Windows 7
12 7 (18.42%) Hyper-V
12 7 (18.42%) MS Exchange
13 6 (15.79%) SLA

SCOM
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 (26.32%) IIS
2 7 (18.42%) MS Exchange
3 3 (7.89%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (5.26%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (5.26%) SharePoint
4 2 (5.26%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 12 (31.58%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.63%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 21 (55.26%) DNS
2 16 (42.11%) TCP/IP
3 10 (26.32%) Internet
4 9 (23.68%) DHCP
5 5 (13.16%) VoIP
6 4 (10.53%) SAN
7 2 (5.26%) VLAN
8 1 (2.63%) NetScaler
8 1 (2.63%) Firewall
8 1 (2.63%) WAN
8 1 (2.63%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (36.84%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.26%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.63%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (2.63%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 1 (2.63%) Legal
1 1 (2.63%) Games
1 1 (2.63%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 10 (26.32%) SCCM Engineer
2 8 (21.05%) Field Engineer
3 7 (18.42%) Support Engineer
4 5 (13.16%) Help Desk Analyst
4 5 (13.16%) Analyst
4 5 (13.16%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 5 (13.16%) Service Desk Analyst
4 5 (13.16%) Service Analyst
5 3 (7.89%) Administrator
5 3 (7.89%) Architect
6 2 (5.26%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) Exchange Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) Messaging Engineer
7 1 (2.63%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 1 (2.63%) Platform Engineer
7 1 (2.63%) Messaging Support Engineer
7 1 (2.63%) Deployment Engineer
7 1 (2.63%) SQL DBA
7 1 (2.63%) Cisco Engineer
7 1 (2.63%) Cisco Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (26.32%) DCOM
2 3 (7.89%) Application Packaging
3 1 (2.63%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (26.32%) PKI
2 5 (13.16%) Blackberry
2 5 (13.16%) Clustering
3 3 (7.89%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.63%) Replication
4 1 (2.63%) Statistics
4 1 (2.63%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 35 (92.11%) Windows
2 9 (23.68%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (21.05%) Windows 7
3 8 (21.05%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (7.89%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (5.26%) Windows 8
5 2 (5.26%) Linux
5 2 (5.26%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (28.95%) ITIL
2 5 (13.16%) ERP
2 5 (13.16%) ITSM
2 5 (13.16%) Incident Management
2 5 (13.16%) Performance Monitoring
3 3 (7.89%) Migration
3 3 (7.89%) Configuration Management
4 2 (5.26%) Service Management
4 2 (5.26%) Information Security
4 2 (5.26%) Information Security Management
4 2 (5.26%) Security Management
4 2 (5.26%) Computer Security
5 1 (2.63%) Customer Engagement
Programming Languages
1 16 (42.11%) SQL
2 14 (36.84%) PowerShell
3 11 (28.95%) VBScript
4 10 (26.32%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (23.68%) Security Cleared
2 6 (15.79%) DV Cleared
2 6 (15.79%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (13.16%) MCSA
3 5 (13.16%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.63%) MCTS
4 1 (2.63%) MCITP
4 1 (2.63%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (15.79%) SLA
System Software
1 21 (55.26%) Active Directory
2 10 (26.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (18.42%) Hyper-V
4 2 (5.26%) XenApp
5 1 (2.63%) DFS Replication
5 1 (2.63%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 30 (78.95%) SCCM
2 12 (31.58%) WMI
3 3 (7.89%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (2.63%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 1 (2.63%) SCDPM
4 1 (2.63%) SCOrch
4 1 (2.63%) SCSM
4 1 (2.63%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 20 (52.63%) Microsoft
2 12 (31.58%) VMware
3 11 (28.95%) Citrix
4 8 (21.05%) McAfee
5 6 (15.79%) Symantec
6 5 (13.16%) CheckPoint
7 2 (5.26%) Apple
7 2 (5.26%) HP
7 2 (5.26%) Oracle
7 2 (5.26%) Fujitsu
8 1 (2.63%) Lumension
8 1 (2.63%) Cisco
8 1 (2.63%) Dell