The table below looks at the statistics for SCOM skills in IT contracts advertised for the Buckinghamshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SCOM over the 3 months to 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM)
Rank 85 75 65
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -10
Contract jobs citing SCOM 6 5 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 0.44% 0.42% 1.29%
As % of the Systems Management category 4.11% 4.00% 10.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 3
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UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.20% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.09 £25.00 £31.56
% change year-on-year
+48.36% -20.77%
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 Buckinghamshire region.

Systems Management Category
Buckinghamshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
146 125 137
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 10.64% 10.47% 12.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 46 54
Average daily rate £375 £313 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £190 £153
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £16.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £19.91 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+7.98% -0.45%

SCOM
Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SCOM across the Buckinghamshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Systems Management category.

SCOM Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

SCOM
Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SCOM across the Buckinghamshire region.

SCOM Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

SCOM
Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SCOM across the Buckinghamshire region.

SCOM Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

SCOM
Contract Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SCOM within the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 28 August 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
Milton Keynes -6 6 £400 -
SCOM
South East

SCOM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Buckinghamshire 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 15 (65.22%) Microsoft
2 14 (60.87%) Security Cleared
3 13 (56.52%) ITIL
4 12 (52.17%) Windows
4 12 (52.17%) SCCM
4 12 (52.17%) SC Cleared
5 11 (47.83%) Hyper-V
5 11 (47.83%) VMware
6 10 (43.48%) PowerShell
7 9 (39.13%) Windows Server 2008
7 9 (39.13%) DV Cleared
7 9 (39.13%) Clustering
7 9 (39.13%) Windows Server 2003
7 9 (39.13%) SharePoint
8 8 (34.78%) SQL Server
8 8 (34.78%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 7 (30.43%) Dynamics CRM
9 7 (30.43%) Incident Management
9 7 (30.43%) CRM
9 7 (30.43%) Active Directory
10 6 (26.09%) HP
10 6 (26.09%) DNS
10 6 (26.09%) MS Excel
10 6 (26.09%) SQL
10 6 (26.09%) SCOrch
10 6 (26.09%) Lync
11 5 (21.74%) High Availability
11 5 (21.74%) SQL Server 2008
11 5 (21.74%) VMware Infrastructure
11 5 (21.74%) vSphere

SCOM
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Buckinghamshire 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 (39.13%) SharePoint
2 6 (26.09%) Lync
3 3 (13.04%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (4.35%) IIS
4 1 (4.35%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 6 (26.09%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (30.43%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 6 (26.09%) DNS
2 3 (13.04%) Firewall
3 2 (8.70%) DHCP
4 1 (4.35%) VPN
4 1 (4.35%) SSL
4 1 (4.35%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (4.35%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (34.78%) SQL Server
2 5 (21.74%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (17.39%) MySQL
4 1 (4.35%) Oracle Database
4 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (8.70%) Introscope
General
1 4 (17.39%) Finance
2 1 (4.35%) Banking
2 1 (4.35%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 4 (17.39%) Consultant
1 4 (17.39%) Systems Administrator
1 4 (17.39%) Administrator
1 4 (17.39%) Microsoft Consultant
2 3 (13.04%) 3rd Line Support
2 3 (13.04%) SCCM Consultant
3 2 (8.70%) Support Specialist
3 2 (8.70%) DBA
3 2 (8.70%) Database Specialist
3 2 (8.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) SQL DBA
4 1 (4.35%) Infrastructure Specialist
4 1 (4.35%) Senior Systems Administrator
4 1 (4.35%) Oracle DBA
4 1 (4.35%) Windows Systems Administrator
4 1 (4.35%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) Infrastructure Support Specialist
4 1 (4.35%) Wintel Administrator
4 1 (4.35%) BizTalk Administrator
4 1 (4.35%) Wintel Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (17.39%) X-Windows
2 2 (8.70%) .NET Framework
2 2 (8.70%) .NET
3 1 (4.35%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 9 (39.13%) Clustering
2 4 (17.39%) Management Information System
2 4 (17.39%) Data Centre
3 3 (13.04%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (8.70%) e-Health
5 1 (4.35%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 12 (52.17%) Windows
2 9 (39.13%) Windows Server 2003
2 9 (39.13%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (17.39%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (13.04%) UNIX
5 2 (8.70%) Windows 8
5 2 (8.70%) Linux
5 2 (8.70%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (56.52%) ITIL
2 7 (30.43%) CRM
2 7 (30.43%) Incident Management
3 5 (21.74%) High Availability
4 4 (17.39%) Capacity Planning
5 3 (13.04%) Performance Tuning
5 3 (13.04%) Performance Monitoring
6 2 (8.70%) Root Cause Analysis
6 2 (8.70%) Infrastructure Management
7 1 (4.35%) Change Control
7 1 (4.35%) Mentoring
7 1 (4.35%) ITIL V3
7 1 (4.35%) Resource Management
7 1 (4.35%) Change Management
7 1 (4.35%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 10 (43.48%) PowerShell
2 6 (26.09%) SQL
3 5 (21.74%) T-SQL
4 1 (4.35%) VB
Qualifications
1 14 (60.87%) Security Cleared
2 12 (52.17%) SC Cleared
3 9 (39.13%) DV Cleared
4 1 (4.35%) MCP
4 1 (4.35%) MCSE
4 1 (4.35%) CCSP
4 1 (4.35%) CCNA
4 1 (4.35%) ISEB
4 1 (4.35%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (4.35%) ISEB Practitioner
4 1 (4.35%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (17.39%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (47.83%) Hyper-V
2 7 (30.43%) Active Directory
3 5 (21.74%) vSphere
3 5 (21.74%) UAG
3 5 (21.74%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (8.70%) ISA Server
5 1 (4.35%) VMware ESX
5 1 (4.35%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (4.35%) VMware Server
5 1 (4.35%) XenApp
5 1 (4.35%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 12 (52.17%) SCCM
2 8 (34.78%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 6 (26.09%) SCOrch
4 5 (21.74%) OpenView
4 5 (21.74%) OVSD
5 4 (17.39%) SCVMM
6 2 (8.70%) CA Wily
6 2 (8.70%) WSUS
6 2 (8.70%) Backup Exec
7 1 (4.35%) BMC PATROL
7 1 (4.35%) Control-M
7 1 (4.35%) HP SIM
7 1 (4.35%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
Vendors
1 15 (65.22%) Microsoft
2 11 (47.83%) VMware
3 6 (26.09%) HP
4 4 (17.39%) Remedy
5 3 (13.04%) Oracle
5 3 (13.04%) Cisco
6 2 (8.70%) CA
6 2 (8.70%) Veeam
6 2 (8.70%) F5
6 2 (8.70%) Nimsoft
6 2 (8.70%) NetQoS
7 1 (4.35%) Rackspace
7 1 (4.35%) Citrix
7 1 (4.35%) Juniper
7 1 (4.35%) BMC