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 31 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM)
Rank 178 175 199
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +24
Contract jobs citing SCOM 30 24 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.51% 0.41% 0.38%
As % of the Systems Management category 6.65% 4.52% 6.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 17 18
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£381 £360 £334
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.90% +7.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £233 £324
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £485 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £335
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -1.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £18.46 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.09 £25.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+48.36% -19.35%
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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
451 531 415
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 7.70% 9.15% 5.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 339 379 293
Average daily rate £435 £425 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.35% +7.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £250 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £338 £345
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -2.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 6 22
Average hourly rate £14.50 £18.50 £22.60
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.62% -18.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £17.54 £17.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £116.09 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £20.06 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+7.17% -10.84%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 47 (81.03%) Windows
2 29 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 26 (44.83%) SCCM
4 24 (41.38%) PowerShell
4 24 (41.38%) Windows Server 2008
5 23 (39.66%) Microsoft
6 21 (36.21%) Windows Server 2003
7 20 (34.48%) Finance
7 20 (34.48%) SQL
7 20 (34.48%) IIS
8 17 (29.31%) VMware
9 15 (25.86%) Citrix
10 14 (24.14%) HP
10 14 (24.14%) ITIL
10 14 (24.14%) Banking
11 13 (22.41%) Windows Server 2012
11 13 (22.41%) SQL Server
12 12 (20.69%) Service Delivery
13 11 (18.97%) Linux
14 10 (17.24%) Oracle
14 10 (17.24%) SharePoint
14 10 (17.24%) DNS
14 10 (17.24%) SAN
14 10 (17.24%) Service Management
15 9 (15.52%) MS Exchange
15 9 (15.52%) SCOrch
15 9 (15.52%) VMware Infrastructure
15 9 (15.52%) XenApp
16 8 (13.79%) Lync
16 8 (13.79%) FTP

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 20 (34.48%) IIS
2 10 (17.24%) SharePoint
3 9 (15.52%) MS Exchange
4 8 (13.79%) Lync
5 6 (10.34%) Tomcat
6 4 (6.90%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 3 (5.17%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (3.45%) OpenStack
8 2 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (3.45%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (1.72%) JBoss
9 1 (1.72%) Apache
9 1 (1.72%) Oracle Workflow
9 1 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 5 (8.62%) MS Excel
2 3 (5.17%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (5.17%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (1.72%) Remedy AR System
Cloud Services
1 7 (12.07%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.72%) Office 365
2 1 (1.72%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (17.24%) DNS
1 10 (17.24%) SAN
2 8 (13.79%) FTP
3 7 (12.07%) TCP/IP
3 7 (12.07%) DHCP
4 4 (6.90%) WAN
5 3 (5.17%) SMTP
5 3 (5.17%) Firewall
5 3 (5.17%) NAS
6 2 (3.45%) SNMP
6 2 (3.45%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 1 (1.72%) Multicast
7 1 (1.72%) NetScaler
7 1 (1.72%) Cisco Nexus
7 1 (1.72%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (22.41%) SQL Server
2 4 (6.90%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (3.45%) MySQL
4 1 (1.72%) Oracle Database 12c
4 1 (1.72%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 6 (10.34%) Jenkins
2 4 (6.90%) Git (software)
3 3 (5.17%) JIRA
4 2 (3.45%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 20 (34.48%) Finance
2 14 (24.14%) Banking
3 3 (5.17%) Law
3 3 (5.17%) Financial Institution
4 2 (3.45%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (10.34%) 3rd Line Support
1 6 (10.34%) Wintel Engineer
2 5 (8.62%) Administrator
2 5 (8.62%) Analyst
2 5 (8.62%) Consultant
2 5 (8.62%) Systems Administrator
2 5 (8.62%) Wintel Support
3 4 (6.90%) SQL DBA
3 4 (6.90%) DBA
3 4 (6.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (6.90%) Support Engineer
3 4 (6.90%) Applications Engineer
4 3 (5.17%) Wintel Administrator
4 3 (5.17%) Wintel Analyst
4 3 (5.17%) Wintel Systems Administrator
4 3 (5.17%) Storage Engineer
4 3 (5.17%) Desktop Support
4 3 (5.17%) Server Support
4 3 (5.17%) SQL Server DBA
5 2 (3.45%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.45%) XML
1 2 (3.45%) XSL
1 2 (3.45%) Application Packaging
2 1 (1.72%) FIX Protocol
2 1 (1.72%) .NET
2 1 (1.72%) WebSphere MQ
2 1 (1.72%) Rendezvous
2 1 (1.72%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (12.07%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (10.34%) Data Centre
3 4 (6.90%) Clustering
4 3 (5.17%) Blackberry
4 3 (5.17%) Replication
5 1 (1.72%) Private Cloud
5 1 (1.72%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.72%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.72%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (1.72%) Statistics
5 1 (1.72%) CMDB
5 1 (1.72%) FMCG
5 1 (1.72%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (1.72%) FlexPod
5 1 (1.72%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 47 (81.03%) Windows
2 24 (41.38%) Windows Server 2008
3 21 (36.21%) Windows Server 2003
4 13 (22.41%) Windows Server 2012
5 11 (18.97%) Linux
6 6 (10.34%) Windows 7
7 5 (8.62%) Windows XP
7 5 (8.62%) Solaris
8 2 (3.45%) UNIX
8 2 (3.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (1.72%) Apple iOS
9 1 (1.72%) Windows 8
9 1 (1.72%) Data ONTAP
9 1 (1.72%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (24.14%) ITIL
2 12 (20.69%) Service Delivery
3 10 (17.24%) Service Management
4 7 (12.07%) Load Balancing
4 7 (12.07%) DevOps
5 6 (10.34%) Release Management
5 6 (10.34%) E-Commerce
6 4 (6.90%) Migration
6 4 (6.90%) Data Protection
6 4 (6.90%) SDLC
7 3 (5.17%) User Acceptance Testing
7 3 (5.17%) Performance Monitoring
7 3 (5.17%) WAN Optimisation
7 3 (5.17%) Asset Management
7 3 (5.17%) Risk Management
7 3 (5.17%) Change Management
8 2 (3.45%) PRINCE
8 2 (3.45%) Workflow
8 2 (3.45%) ITSM
8 2 (3.45%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 24 (41.38%) PowerShell
2 20 (34.48%) SQL
3 6 (10.34%) Java
3 6 (10.34%) Perl
3 6 (10.34%) Python
4 2 (3.45%) C
4 2 (3.45%) VBScript
5 1 (1.72%) VB
Qualifications
1 7 (12.07%) Security Cleared
2 5 (8.62%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (6.90%) MCSE
3 4 (6.90%) DV Cleared
4 3 (5.17%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (5.17%) MCSA
5 2 (3.45%) CCNP
5 2 (3.45%) SC Cleared
5 2 (3.45%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (1.72%) CCEE
6 1 (1.72%) CCA
6 1 (1.72%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (1.72%) Sun Certification
6 1 (1.72%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.72%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.17%) SLA
System Software
1 29 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 9 (15.52%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (15.52%) XenApp
3 7 (12.07%) Hyper-V
4 6 (10.34%) vSphere
5 5 (8.62%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (6.90%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (5.17%) XenDesktop
7 3 (5.17%) UAG
8 2 (3.45%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 2 (3.45%) VMware ESX
9 1 (1.72%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 26 (44.83%) SCCM
2 9 (15.52%) SCOrch
3 6 (10.34%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (10.34%) NetBackup
4 4 (6.90%) WSUS
4 4 (6.90%) StatsD
4 4 (6.90%) Graphite
5 3 (5.17%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 3 (5.17%) HP SIM
5 3 (5.17%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 3 (5.17%) MOM
5 3 (5.17%) BMC PATROL
5 3 (5.17%) OpenView
5 3 (5.17%) DameWare
6 2 (3.45%) Legato
6 2 (3.45%) Tivoli
6 2 (3.45%) Control-M
6 2 (3.45%) Puppet
6 2 (3.45%) SCVMM
6 2 (3.45%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 23 (39.66%) Microsoft
2 17 (29.31%) VMware
3 15 (25.86%) Citrix
4 14 (24.14%) HP
5 10 (17.24%) Oracle
6 7 (12.07%) Cisco
7 6 (10.34%) Symantec
7 6 (10.34%) Veritas
7 6 (10.34%) Splunk
8 5 (8.62%) Sybase
9 4 (6.90%) Remedy
9 4 (6.90%) McAfee
9 4 (6.90%) BMC
9 4 (6.90%) Altiris
10 3 (5.17%) AppSense
10 3 (5.17%) NetApp
10 3 (5.17%) F5
10 3 (5.17%) Juniper
11 2 (3.45%) Hitachi
11 2 (3.45%) EMC
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