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 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM)
Rank 164 165 160
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -5
Contract jobs citing SCOM 22 36 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.44% 0.60% 0.59%
As % of the Systems Management category 5.95% 8.91% 10.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 30 21
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£419 £344 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.74% -5.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £299 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £498 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £335 £330
% change year-on-year
+19.40% +1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -11.29%
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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
370 404 310
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 7.46% 6.76% 5.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 268 276 209
Average daily rate £450 £400 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +9.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £287 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £518
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £330 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.84% -5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 6 12
Average hourly rate £18.00 £14.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.13% -35.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £13.40 £13.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.76 £23.50 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £21.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -16.00%

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 29 January 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 29 January 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 50 (83.33%) Windows
2 39 (65.00%) SCCM
3 37 (61.67%) Active Directory
4 26 (43.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 25 (41.67%) Citrix
6 22 (36.67%) Microsoft
7 21 (35.00%) Finance
7 21 (35.00%) VMware
8 17 (28.33%) ITIL
8 17 (28.33%) XenApp
9 16 (26.67%) Windows Server 2012
10 14 (23.33%) PowerShell
11 13 (21.67%) XenDesktop
12 12 (20.00%) vSphere
12 12 (20.00%) SCOrch
12 12 (20.00%) SQL Server
12 12 (20.00%) DNS
12 12 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
13 11 (18.33%) Migration
14 10 (16.67%) Service Delivery
14 10 (16.67%) BMC
15 9 (15.00%) HP
15 9 (15.00%) IIS
15 9 (15.00%) SAN
15 9 (15.00%) Windows 7
15 9 (15.00%) Security Cleared
16 8 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
16 8 (13.33%) Hyper-V
16 8 (13.33%) Banking
16 8 (13.33%) SharePoint

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

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 9 (15.00%) IIS
2 8 (13.33%) SharePoint
3 7 (11.67%) MS Exchange
4 4 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (5.00%) SharePoint 2013
5 3 (5.00%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (1.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (1.67%) Lync
Applications
1 6 (10.00%) MS Excel
2 5 (8.33%) MS Office
3 1 (1.67%) MS Project
3 1 (1.67%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (6.67%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (1.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (3.33%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (20.00%) DNS
2 9 (15.00%) SAN
3 7 (11.67%) DHCP
4 5 (8.33%) WAN
5 4 (6.67%) NetScaler
5 4 (6.67%) Firewall
5 4 (6.67%) TCP/IP
5 4 (6.67%) FTP
6 3 (5.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 3 (5.00%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (3.33%) LAN
8 1 (1.67%) Internet
8 1 (1.67%) SNMP
8 1 (1.67%) DWDM
8 1 (1.67%) OSPF
8 1 (1.67%) EIGRP
8 1 (1.67%) VRRP
8 1 (1.67%) Cisco Nexus
8 1 (1.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 1 (1.67%) HSRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (6.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.67%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (1.67%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.67%) Spotfire
3 1 (1.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (1.67%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 4 (6.67%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.67%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 21 (35.00%) Finance
2 8 (13.33%) Banking
3 7 (11.67%) Law
4 4 (6.67%) Retail
4 4 (6.67%) Telecoms
5 3 (5.00%) Financial Institution
5 3 (5.00%) Legal
5 3 (5.00%) Online Betting
6 2 (3.33%) Investment Banking
6 2 (3.33%) Publishing
7 1 (1.67%) Manufacturing
7 1 (1.67%) Electronics
7 1 (1.67%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 10 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 6 (10.00%) Analyst
2 6 (10.00%) Architect
3 5 (8.33%) Consultant
4 4 (6.67%) Web Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (6.67%) Web Engineer
5 3 (5.00%) Systems Administrator
5 3 (5.00%) Desktop Support
5 3 (5.00%) Support Engineer
5 3 (5.00%) Administrator
5 3 (5.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 3 (5.00%) Desktop Engineer
5 3 (5.00%) SCCM Consultant
5 3 (5.00%) SCCM Engineer
5 3 (5.00%) Wintel Systems Administrator
5 3 (5.00%) Wintel Administrator
5 3 (5.00%) Windows Support Engineer
5 3 (5.00%) Wintel Engineer
6 2 (3.33%) Server Analyst
6 2 (3.33%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (8.33%) Application Packaging
2 4 (6.67%) XML
3 2 (3.33%) HTML5
3 2 (3.33%) .NET
3 2 (3.33%) HTML
3 2 (3.33%) ADO.NET
3 2 (3.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.33%) Clustering
2 3 (5.00%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.33%) CESG
3 2 (3.33%) SecurID
3 2 (3.33%) CMDB
3 2 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.33%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.67%) DTV
4 1 (1.67%) Replication
4 1 (1.67%) EqualLogic
4 1 (1.67%) Visualisation
4 1 (1.67%) Data Integration
4 1 (1.67%) CESG CLAS
Operating Systems
1 50 (83.33%) Windows
2 26 (43.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 16 (26.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 12 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 9 (15.00%) Windows 7
6 5 (8.33%) Linux
7 3 (5.00%) Windows XP
8 2 (3.33%) UNIX
9 1 (1.67%) Solaris
9 1 (1.67%) Windows 8
9 1 (1.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (28.33%) ITIL
2 11 (18.33%) Migration
3 10 (16.67%) Service Delivery
4 5 (8.33%) E-Commerce
4 5 (8.33%) Configuration Management
5 4 (6.67%) ITSM
6 3 (5.00%) Data Modelling
6 3 (5.00%) Project Management
6 3 (5.00%) Programme Management
6 3 (5.00%) WAN Optimisation
6 3 (5.00%) Information Assurance
6 3 (5.00%) Asset Management
7 2 (3.33%) Load Balancing
7 2 (3.33%) Data Protection
7 2 (3.33%) Capacity Management
7 2 (3.33%) Performance Monitoring
7 2 (3.33%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (3.33%) Service Management
7 2 (3.33%) PRINCE2
8 1 (1.67%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 14 (23.33%) PowerShell
2 7 (11.67%) SQL
3 3 (5.00%) VBScript
4 2 (3.33%) Python
4 2 (3.33%) VB
4 2 (3.33%) C#
4 2 (3.33%) JavaScript
4 2 (3.33%) Perl
5 1 (1.67%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 9 (15.00%) Security Cleared
2 7 (11.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (11.67%) SC Cleared
3 4 (6.67%) MCITP
4 3 (5.00%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (5.00%) MCSE
5 2 (3.33%) MCP
5 2 (3.33%) CCNA
6 1 (1.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (1.67%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.67%) MCSA
6 1 (1.67%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.67%) Degree
6 1 (1.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.33%) QA
1 2 (3.33%) GPG13
2 1 (1.67%) SLA
System Software
1 37 (61.67%) Active Directory
2 17 (28.33%) XenApp
3 13 (21.67%) XenDesktop
4 12 (20.00%) vSphere
5 8 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
5 8 (13.33%) Hyper-V
6 5 (8.33%) VMware ESX
6 5 (8.33%) Microsoft App-V
7 4 (6.67%) XenServer
8 3 (5.00%) UAG
8 3 (5.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 1 (1.67%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 39 (65.00%) SCCM
2 12 (20.00%) SCOrch
3 5 (8.33%) SCVMM
4 4 (6.67%) HP SIM
4 4 (6.67%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
4 4 (6.67%) BMC PATROL
5 3 (5.00%) DameWare
6 2 (3.33%) SCDPM
6 2 (3.33%) EdgeSight
6 2 (3.33%) NetBackup
6 2 (3.33%) Backup Exec
6 2 (3.33%) Control-M
7 1 (1.67%) Legato
7 1 (1.67%) Tivoli
7 1 (1.67%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 1 (1.67%) OpenView
7 1 (1.67%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (1.67%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 25 (41.67%) Citrix
2 22 (36.67%) Microsoft
3 21 (35.00%) VMware
4 10 (16.67%) BMC
5 9 (15.00%) HP
6 7 (11.67%) Cisco
7 5 (8.33%) Remedy
8 4 (6.67%) F5
8 4 (6.67%) AppSense
8 4 (6.67%) Juniper
9 3 (5.00%) NetApp
10 2 (3.33%) Riverbed
10 2 (3.33%) SolarWinds
10 2 (3.33%) McAfee
10 2 (3.33%) Oracle
10 2 (3.33%) EMC
10 2 (3.33%) CA
11 1 (1.67%) CommVault
11 1 (1.67%) Hitachi
11 1 (1.67%) SAP
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