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 29 August 2014 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM)
Rank 163 196 169
Rank change year-on-year
+33 -27
Contract jobs citing SCOM 36 21 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.61% 0.29% 0.68%
As % of the Systems Management category 6.99% 4.99% 10.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 14 32
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£383 £380 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.59% +1.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £322 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £518 £586
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
Average hourly rate £18.46 - £12.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.25 £31.56 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+21.21% +5.18%
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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
515 421 525
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 8.73% 5.81% 6.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 355 296 345
Average daily rate £425 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 20 12
Average hourly rate £18.46 £23.35 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.92% +26.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £19.50 £11.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £70.15 £34.30 £30.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.06 £20.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+0.30% +11.11%

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 29 August 2014.

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 29 August 2014, 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 51 (87.93%) Windows
2 34 (58.62%) SCCM
3 33 (56.90%) Active Directory
4 32 (55.17%) Windows Server 2008
5 30 (51.72%) Microsoft
6 22 (37.93%) Citrix
7 21 (36.21%) Windows Server 2012
8 20 (34.48%) VMware
9 19 (32.76%) XenApp
10 18 (31.03%) Windows Server 2003
11 16 (27.59%) SharePoint
12 14 (24.14%) ITIL
12 14 (24.14%) PowerShell
13 13 (22.41%) SQL Server
13 13 (22.41%) MS Exchange
14 12 (20.69%) DNS
15 11 (18.97%) SQL
15 11 (18.97%) XenServer
16 10 (17.24%) AppSense
17 9 (15.52%) IIS
17 9 (15.52%) HP
17 9 (15.52%) DHCP
17 9 (15.52%) VMware Infrastructure
18 8 (13.79%) Hyper-V
18 8 (13.79%) SCOrch
18 8 (13.79%) SAN
18 8 (13.79%) BMC
18 8 (13.79%) Clustering
19 7 (12.07%) Finance
19 7 (12.07%) Migration

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Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 16 (27.59%) SharePoint
2 13 (22.41%) MS Exchange
3 9 (15.52%) IIS
4 7 (12.07%) Exchange Server 2010
5 6 (10.34%) Exchange Server 2007
5 6 (10.34%) Lync
6 5 (8.62%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (3.45%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (1.72%) Tomcat
8 1 (1.72%) WebLogic
8 1 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 7 (12.07%) MS Excel
2 4 (6.90%) MS Office
3 2 (3.45%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 5 (8.62%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.45%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 12 (20.69%) DNS
2 9 (15.52%) DHCP
3 8 (13.79%) SAN
4 6 (10.34%) TCP/IP
5 3 (5.17%) FTP
5 3 (5.17%) WAN
5 3 (5.17%) SMTP
6 2 (3.45%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 2 (3.45%) Network Security
6 2 (3.45%) HTTP
6 2 (3.45%) Firewall
7 1 (1.72%) VPN
7 1 (1.72%) LAN
7 1 (1.72%) LDAP
7 1 (1.72%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (22.41%) SQL Server
2 6 (10.34%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (3.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (3.45%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 2 (3.45%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.72%) Sybase ASE
4 1 (1.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.72%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (1.72%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.72%) DTS
4 1 (1.72%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.72%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.72%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (5.17%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.72%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 7 (12.07%) Finance
2 5 (8.62%) Banking
3 3 (5.17%) Investment Banking
4 2 (3.45%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.72%) Law
Job Titles
1 16 (27.59%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 14 (24.14%) Wintel Engineer
3 10 (17.24%) Citrix Engineer
4 8 (13.79%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
5 7 (12.07%) Administrator
6 6 (10.34%) Wintel Administrator
6 6 (10.34%) Wintel Systems Administrator
6 6 (10.34%) Systems Administrator
7 4 (6.90%) Systems Engineer
7 4 (6.90%) Consultant
7 4 (6.90%) Architect
8 3 (5.17%) Analyst
9 2 (3.45%) VMware Engineer
9 2 (3.45%) Senior Wintel Engineer
9 2 (3.45%) SQL DBA
9 2 (3.45%) Server Analyst
9 2 (3.45%) Senior Systems Administrator
9 2 (3.45%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 2 (3.45%) Senior Systems Engineer
9 2 (3.45%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.90%) .NET
2 2 (3.45%) HTML5
2 2 (3.45%) Application Packaging
2 2 (3.45%) HTML
2 2 (3.45%) ADO.NET
2 2 (3.45%) XML
2 2 (3.45%) Windows SharePoint Services
3 1 (1.72%) .NET Framework
3 1 (1.72%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (13.79%) Clustering
2 2 (3.45%) CMDB
2 2 (3.45%) Replication
2 2 (3.45%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.72%) Blackberry
3 1 (1.72%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 51 (87.93%) Windows
2 32 (55.17%) Windows Server 2008
3 21 (36.21%) Windows Server 2012
4 18 (31.03%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (8.62%) Linux
6 2 (3.45%) Windows 7
6 2 (3.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (3.45%) UNIX
6 2 (3.45%) Windows XP
7 1 (1.72%) Windows Vista
7 1 (1.72%) Windows 2000
7 1 (1.72%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (24.14%) ITIL
2 7 (12.07%) Migration
3 5 (8.62%) Service Delivery
4 4 (6.90%) ITSM
5 3 (5.17%) Change Management
6 2 (3.45%) Capacity Planning
6 2 (3.45%) WAN Optimisation
6 2 (3.45%) Investment Management
6 2 (3.45%) Information Assurance
6 2 (3.45%) E-Commerce
6 2 (3.45%) Data Modelling
6 2 (3.45%) Programme Management
6 2 (3.45%) Asset Management
6 2 (3.45%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (3.45%) Configuration Management
6 2 (3.45%) Project Management
7 1 (1.72%) Statistical Analysis
7 1 (1.72%) Incident Management
7 1 (1.72%) Systems Analysis
7 1 (1.72%) PRINCE
Programming Languages
1 14 (24.14%) PowerShell
2 11 (18.97%) SQL
3 3 (5.17%) Perl
3 3 (5.17%) VB
4 2 (3.45%) C#
4 2 (3.45%) JavaScript
4 2 (3.45%) Python
5 1 (1.72%) C
5 1 (1.72%) Java
5 1 (1.72%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (10.34%) Security Cleared
1 6 (10.34%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (8.62%) MCITP
3 4 (6.90%) SC Cleared
3 4 (6.90%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (3.45%) MCSE
5 1 (1.72%) MCTS
5 1 (1.72%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (1.72%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.45%) GPG13
System Software
1 33 (56.90%) Active Directory
2 19 (32.76%) XenApp
3 11 (18.97%) XenServer
4 9 (15.52%) VMware Infrastructure
5 8 (13.79%) Hyper-V
6 7 (12.07%) vSphere
7 5 (8.62%) XenDesktop
8 4 (6.90%) UAG
8 4 (6.90%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (5.17%) VMware ESX
10 2 (3.45%) vCloud
10 2 (3.45%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 2 (3.45%) Microsoft App-V
11 1 (1.72%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 34 (58.62%) SCCM
2 8 (13.79%) SCOrch
3 5 (8.62%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
4 4 (6.90%) HP SIM
4 4 (6.90%) BMC PATROL
5 3 (5.17%) Backup Exec
6 2 (3.45%) SCVMM
6 2 (3.45%) SCSM
6 2 (3.45%) Control-M
7 1 (1.72%) WMI
7 1 (1.72%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 1 (1.72%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 30 (51.72%) Microsoft
2 22 (37.93%) Citrix
3 20 (34.48%) VMware
4 10 (17.24%) AppSense
5 9 (15.52%) HP
6 8 (13.79%) BMC
7 6 (10.34%) Cisco
7 6 (10.34%) Remedy
8 5 (8.62%) SolarWinds
9 4 (6.90%) Symantec
10 3 (5.17%) NetApp
10 3 (5.17%) IBM
10 3 (5.17%) F5
11 2 (3.45%) Nintex
11 2 (3.45%) Dell
11 2 (3.45%) Juniper
11 2 (3.45%) Red Hat
11 2 (3.45%) CheckPoint
12 1 (1.72%) McAfee
12 1 (1.72%) Veritas