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 2 July 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
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM)
Rank 106 113 72
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -41
Contract jobs citing SCOM 13 13 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.54% 0.53% 2.15%
As % of the Systems Management category 5.53% 6.81% 18.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 7 15
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£285 £400 £342
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.75% +16.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £307 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £459 £461 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £328 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.70% -6.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 9
Average hourly rate - - £30.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.09 £31.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
-20.34% +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
235 191 283
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 9.69% 7.74% 11.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 122 88 110
Average daily rate £400 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £206 £152
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £338 £338
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 6 14
Average hourly rate £20.00 £14.25 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.35% -53.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.30 £9.75 £25.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.60 £19.68 £32.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £18.75 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -14.77%

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 2 July 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 2 July 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 +13 7 £330 -8.96% 1
Slough - 2 £515 -
Bracknell -2 1 - -
SCOM
South East

SCOM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 2 July 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 25 (60.98%) Windows
1 25 (60.98%) SCCM
2 24 (58.54%) Microsoft
3 20 (48.78%) Active Directory
4 17 (41.46%) Windows Server 2008
5 15 (36.59%) DNS
6 14 (34.15%) SQL
6 14 (34.15%) DV Cleared
6 14 (34.15%) Security Cleared
7 13 (31.71%) SharePoint
7 13 (31.71%) Windows Server 2003
8 12 (29.27%) VMware Infrastructure
8 12 (29.27%) Hyper-V
8 12 (29.27%) VMware
9 11 (26.83%) Microsoft Certification
9 11 (26.83%) ITIL
9 11 (26.83%) MCSE
9 11 (26.83%) DHCP
9 11 (26.83%) Performance Monitoring
10 10 (24.39%) TCP/IP
11 9 (21.95%) MS Exchange
11 9 (21.95%) Service Management
11 9 (21.95%) PowerShell
12 7 (17.07%) Windows XP
12 7 (17.07%) Degree
13 6 (14.63%) Network Management
13 6 (14.63%) MCP
13 6 (14.63%) MS Office
13 6 (14.63%) Configuration Management
13 6 (14.63%) Analytical Skills

SCOM
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 2 July 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 13 (31.71%) SharePoint
2 9 (21.95%) MS Exchange
3 3 (7.32%) Documentum
3 3 (7.32%) Lync
4 2 (4.88%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (4.88%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (2.44%) IIS
Applications
1 6 (14.63%) MS Office
2 1 (2.44%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.44%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (2.44%) SAP CCM
1 1 (2.44%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 4 (9.76%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 15 (36.59%) DNS
2 11 (26.83%) DHCP
3 10 (24.39%) TCP/IP
4 4 (9.76%) Network Security
5 3 (7.32%) VoIP
6 1 (2.44%) WAN
6 1 (2.44%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (2.44%) NAS
6 1 (2.44%) SAN
6 1 (2.44%) Firewall
6 1 (2.44%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (12.20%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.88%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (4.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 5 (12.20%) Retail
Job Titles
1 16 (39.02%) Support Engineer
2 8 (19.51%) Consultant
3 6 (14.63%) 3rd Line Support
3 6 (14.63%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 5 (12.20%) Analyst
5 3 (7.32%) Field Engineer
5 3 (7.32%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (7.32%) Service Desk Team Leader
5 3 (7.32%) Team Leader
5 3 (7.32%) Senior Support Engineer
6 2 (4.88%) Developer Analyst
6 2 (4.88%) Business Intelligence Analyst
6 2 (4.88%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 2 (4.88%) Help Desk Support Analyst
6 2 (4.88%) SCCM Consultant
6 2 (4.88%) Systems Manager
6 2 (4.88%) Help Desk Support
6 2 (4.88%) Operations Manager
6 2 (4.88%) Report Analyst
6 2 (4.88%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (9.76%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (14.63%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (7.32%) Private Cloud
2 3 (7.32%) Clustering
3 2 (4.88%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.44%) Visualisation
4 1 (2.44%) HP Storage
4 1 (2.44%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 25 (60.98%) Windows
2 17 (41.46%) Windows Server 2008
3 13 (31.71%) Windows Server 2003
4 7 (17.07%) Windows XP
5 3 (7.32%) Windows 7
6 1 (2.44%) Windows 8
6 1 (2.44%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (2.44%) Solaris
6 1 (2.44%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (26.83%) ITIL
1 11 (26.83%) Performance Monitoring
2 9 (21.95%) Service Management
3 6 (14.63%) Configuration Management
3 6 (14.63%) Network Management
4 3 (7.32%) Customer Engagement
4 3 (7.32%) Workflow
5 2 (4.88%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (4.88%) ITSM
5 2 (4.88%) Incident Management
6 1 (2.44%) Problem Management
6 1 (2.44%) Performance Management
6 1 (2.44%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (2.44%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (2.44%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (2.44%) E-Commerce
6 1 (2.44%) ERP
6 1 (2.44%) Migration
6 1 (2.44%) Change Management
6 1 (2.44%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 14 (34.15%) SQL
2 9 (21.95%) PowerShell
3 4 (9.76%) VBScript
4 2 (4.88%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (34.15%) DV Cleared
1 14 (34.15%) Security Cleared
2 11 (26.83%) MCSE
2 11 (26.83%) Microsoft Certification
3 7 (17.07%) Degree
4 6 (14.63%) MCP
5 4 (9.76%) MCTS
5 4 (9.76%) MCITP
6 3 (7.32%) SC Cleared
7 1 (2.44%) MOS
7 1 (2.44%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.44%) SLA
System Software
1 20 (48.78%) Active Directory
2 12 (29.27%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (29.27%) Hyper-V
3 1 (2.44%) XenApp
3 1 (2.44%) XenServer
3 1 (2.44%) DFS Replication
3 1 (2.44%) vSphere
3 1 (2.44%) Forefront TMG
3 1 (2.44%) UAG
Systems Management
1 25 (60.98%) SCCM
2 5 (12.20%) WMI
2 5 (12.20%) SCSM
3 4 (9.76%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (4.88%) MOM
4 2 (4.88%) SCDPM
5 1 (2.44%) SCOrch
5 1 (2.44%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 1 (2.44%) WSUS
5 1 (2.44%) Nagios
5 1 (2.44%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (2.44%) NetBackup
5 1 (2.44%) Backup Exec
5 1 (2.44%) SCVMM
5 1 (2.44%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (2.44%) CA Spectrum
Vendors
1 24 (58.54%) Microsoft
2 12 (29.27%) VMware
3 3 (7.32%) EMC
3 3 (7.32%) Citrix
4 2 (4.88%) Cisco
4 2 (4.88%) McAfee
5 1 (2.44%) BT
5 1 (2.44%) LANDesk
5 1 (2.44%) Lumension
5 1 (2.44%) SAP
5 1 (2.44%) HP
5 1 (2.44%) Dell
5 1 (2.44%) CA
5 1 (2.44%) JD Edwards
5 1 (2.44%) CheckPoint
5 1 (2.44%) Symantec
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