The table below looks at the statistics for SCOM skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SCOM over the 3 months to 27 April 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
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM)
Rank 171 185 160
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -25
Contract jobs citing SCOM 28 22 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.51% 0.35% 0.73%
As % of the Systems Management category 6.54% 5.47% 11.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 19 30
Average daily rate
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£400 £343 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.78% -19.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £325 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £446 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £29.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-18.96% -3.33%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Systems Management category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Systems Management Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
428 402 410
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 7.87% 6.48% 6.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 331 302 298
Average daily rate £450 £413 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £275 £299
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £553 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 4 7
Average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £22.88
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -23.49%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £16.45 £14.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.30 £18.55 £30.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.19 £25.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-19.26% +25.00%

SCOM
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

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

SCOM Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

SCOM
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

SCOM Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

SCOM
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SCOM across the City of London region over the 3 months to 27 April 2015.

SCOM Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

SCOM
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

SCOM Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

SCOM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 38 (74.51%) Windows
2 23 (45.10%) Active Directory
2 23 (45.10%) SCCM
3 17 (33.33%) Citrix
4 16 (31.37%) PowerShell
4 16 (31.37%) Windows Server 2008
5 15 (29.41%) IIS
5 15 (29.41%) Finance
5 15 (29.41%) VMware
6 12 (23.53%) Microsoft
7 10 (19.61%) DHCP
7 10 (19.61%) DNS
7 10 (19.61%) Windows Server 2003
7 10 (19.61%) ITIL
7 10 (19.61%) SQL
7 10 (19.61%) Windows Server 2012
8 9 (17.65%) Banking
8 9 (17.65%) E-Commerce
8 9 (17.65%) SAN
9 8 (15.69%) HP
9 8 (15.69%) XenApp
9 8 (15.69%) SCOrch
9 8 (15.69%) Amazon AWS
9 8 (15.69%) VMware Infrastructure
10 7 (13.73%) DevOps
10 7 (13.73%) Load Balancing
10 7 (13.73%) Service Delivery
10 7 (13.73%) Cisco
10 7 (13.73%) FTP
10 7 (13.73%) Linux

SCOM
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 15 (29.41%) IIS
2 5 (9.80%) Tomcat
3 4 (7.84%) SharePoint
4 3 (5.88%) MS Exchange
4 3 (5.88%) Lync
5 2 (3.92%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (3.92%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (1.96%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (1.96%) JBoss
6 1 (1.96%) Apache
6 1 (1.96%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (1.96%) OpenStack
6 1 (1.96%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 4 (7.84%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.92%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.96%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (1.96%) Remedy AR System
Cloud Services
1 8 (15.69%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (5.88%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (3.92%) Office 365
4 1 (1.96%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 1 (1.96%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 10 (19.61%) DHCP
1 10 (19.61%) DNS
2 9 (17.65%) SAN
3 7 (13.73%) FTP
4 5 (9.80%) TCP/IP
5 4 (7.84%) WAN
6 3 (5.88%) LAN
6 3 (5.88%) NAS
6 3 (5.88%) NetScaler
7 2 (3.92%) Cisco Nexus
7 2 (3.92%) Firewall
7 2 (3.92%) SMTP
8 1 (1.96%) SNMP
8 1 (1.96%) Internet
8 1 (1.96%) DWDM
8 1 (1.96%) OSPF
8 1 (1.96%) EIGRP
8 1 (1.96%) VRRP
8 1 (1.96%) VLAN
8 1 (1.96%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (13.73%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 2 (3.92%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.96%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.96%) MySQL
3 1 (1.96%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (1.96%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 1 (1.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.96%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 5 (9.80%) Jenkins
2 4 (7.84%) Git (software)
3 2 (3.92%) JIRA
4 1 (1.96%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (1.96%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 15 (29.41%) Finance
2 9 (17.65%) Banking
3 4 (7.84%) Retail
4 3 (5.88%) Online Betting
5 2 (3.92%) Publishing
5 2 (3.92%) Law
5 2 (3.92%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.96%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.96%) Legal
6 1 (1.96%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (15.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 5 (9.80%) Analyst
2 5 (9.80%) Support Engineer
3 4 (7.84%) Web Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (7.84%) Web Engineer
3 4 (7.84%) Applications Engineer
4 3 (5.88%) Storage Engineer
4 3 (5.88%) 3rd Line Support
4 3 (5.88%) Consultant
4 3 (5.88%) Systems Engineer
4 3 (5.88%) Wintel Support
5 2 (3.92%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 2 (3.92%) Desktop Engineer
5 2 (3.92%) Team Leader
5 2 (3.92%) Server Engineer
5 2 (3.92%) Support Analyst
5 2 (3.92%) Systems Administrator
5 2 (3.92%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 2 (3.92%) Desktop Support
5 2 (3.92%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.88%) Application Packaging
2 2 (3.92%) Web Services
3 1 (1.96%) XML
3 1 (1.96%) XSL
3 1 (1.96%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (1.96%) Rendezvous
3 1 (1.96%) LAMP
3 1 (1.96%) FIX Protocol
3 1 (1.96%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (5.88%) Clustering
3 1 (1.96%) Data Integration
3 1 (1.96%) FMCG
3 1 (1.96%) Visualisation
3 1 (1.96%) EqualLogic
3 1 (1.96%) FlexPod
3 1 (1.96%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (1.96%) Public Cloud
3 1 (1.96%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (1.96%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 38 (74.51%) Windows
2 16 (31.37%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (19.61%) Windows Server 2003
3 10 (19.61%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (13.73%) Linux
5 5 (9.80%) Windows 7
6 3 (5.88%) Windows XP
6 3 (5.88%) UNIX
7 2 (3.92%) Solaris
7 2 (3.92%) Windows 8
7 2 (3.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (1.96%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (19.61%) ITIL
2 9 (17.65%) E-Commerce
3 7 (13.73%) Service Delivery
3 7 (13.73%) Load Balancing
3 7 (13.73%) DevOps
4 6 (11.76%) Service Management
5 5 (9.80%) Release Management
5 5 (9.80%) Migration
6 4 (7.84%) Configuration Management
6 4 (7.84%) Project Management
7 3 (5.88%) Asset Management
7 3 (5.88%) Capacity Management
8 2 (3.92%) Performance Monitoring
8 2 (3.92%) Continuous Delivery
8 2 (3.92%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (3.92%) Investment Management
8 2 (3.92%) Capacity Planning
8 2 (3.92%) PRINCE2
8 2 (3.92%) Change Management
9 1 (1.96%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 16 (31.37%) PowerShell
2 10 (19.61%) SQL
3 5 (9.80%) Java
3 5 (9.80%) Perl
3 5 (9.80%) Python
4 1 (1.96%) C
4 1 (1.96%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (7.84%) Security Cleared
2 3 (5.88%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.92%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (3.92%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.96%) Sun Certification
4 1 (1.96%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (1.96%) MCITP
4 1 (1.96%) Degree
4 1 (1.96%) MCP
4 1 (1.96%) MCSE
4 1 (1.96%) MCSA
4 1 (1.96%) CCNP
4 1 (1.96%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.92%) QA
2 1 (1.96%) SLA
System Software
1 23 (45.10%) Active Directory
2 8 (15.69%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (15.69%) XenApp
3 5 (9.80%) Hyper-V
4 4 (7.84%) XenDesktop
4 4 (7.84%) vSphere
5 3 (5.88%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (1.96%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (1.96%) VMware ESX
6 1 (1.96%) XenServer
6 1 (1.96%) UAG
6 1 (1.96%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (1.96%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 23 (45.10%) SCCM
2 8 (15.69%) SCOrch
3 5 (9.80%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (7.84%) NetBackup
4 4 (7.84%) StatsD
4 4 (7.84%) Graphite
5 3 (5.88%) OpenView
5 3 (5.88%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 2 (3.92%) MOM
6 2 (3.92%) Legato
6 2 (3.92%) Tivoli
6 2 (3.92%) Backup Exec
6 2 (3.92%) DameWare
6 2 (3.92%) Puppet
6 2 (3.92%) SCVMM
7 1 (1.96%) SolarWinds Orion
7 1 (1.96%) HP SIM
7 1 (1.96%) ITRS Geneos
7 1 (1.96%) WSUS
7 1 (1.96%) Control-M
Vendors
1 17 (33.33%) Citrix
2 15 (29.41%) VMware
3 12 (23.53%) Microsoft
4 8 (15.69%) HP
5 7 (13.73%) Cisco
6 6 (11.76%) Oracle
7 5 (9.80%) Splunk
8 3 (5.88%) F5
8 3 (5.88%) SolarWinds
8 3 (5.88%) EMC
8 3 (5.88%) BMC
8 3 (5.88%) NetApp
8 3 (5.88%) Remedy
8 3 (5.88%) McAfee
9 2 (3.92%) CA
9 2 (3.92%) Juniper
9 2 (3.92%) Akamai
9 2 (3.92%) Hitachi
9 2 (3.92%) Symantec
9 2 (3.92%) AppSense