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 28 November 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
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM)
Rank 170 191 170
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -21
Contract jobs citing SCOM 33 39 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.56% 0.55% 0.47%
As % of the Systems Management category 7.55% 9.11% 8.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 27 20
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£418 £383 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.15% +4.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £309 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £461 £510 £419
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £315
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +6.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £23.00 - £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.83 £30.00 £29.75
% change year-on-year
-7.23% +0.84%
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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
437 428 375
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 7.45% 6.06% 5.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 324 301 246
Average daily rate £425 £400 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £300 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £345 £340
% change year-on-year
+5.07% +1.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 10 14
Average hourly rate £18.00 £23.00 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.73% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £12.65 £15.04
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.75 £40.63 £45.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.88 £23.20 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+2.90% +5.45%

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 28 November 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 28 November 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 57 (82.61%) Windows
2 40 (57.97%) Active Directory
3 39 (56.52%) SCCM
4 28 (40.58%) Windows Server 2008
4 28 (40.58%) Microsoft
5 23 (33.33%) VMware
6 22 (31.88%) ITIL
7 21 (30.43%) Citrix
8 19 (27.54%) Finance
9 17 (24.64%) DNS
9 17 (24.64%) XenApp
9 17 (24.64%) Windows Server 2012
9 17 (24.64%) PowerShell
10 15 (21.74%) MS Exchange
10 15 (21.74%) SQL Server
11 13 (18.84%) IIS
11 13 (18.84%) Migration
12 12 (17.39%) SharePoint
12 12 (17.39%) DHCP
12 12 (17.39%) HP
13 11 (15.94%) SAN
13 11 (15.94%) SQL
13 11 (15.94%) MS Excel
13 11 (15.94%) Windows Server 2003
13 11 (15.94%) XenDesktop
13 11 (15.94%) vSphere
14 10 (14.49%) SCOrch
14 10 (14.49%) Service Delivery
14 10 (14.49%) BMC
15 9 (13.04%) Windows 7

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

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 15 (21.74%) MS Exchange
2 13 (18.84%) IIS
3 12 (17.39%) SharePoint
4 8 (11.59%) Exchange Server 2010
5 7 (10.14%) Lync
6 6 (8.70%) SharePoint 2013
7 5 (7.25%) Exchange Server 2007
8 3 (4.35%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (2.90%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (1.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (1.45%) Tomcat
10 1 (1.45%) JBoss
10 1 (1.45%) WebLogic
Applications
1 11 (15.94%) MS Excel
2 8 (11.59%) MS Office
3 1 (1.45%) MS Project
3 1 (1.45%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (5.80%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (1.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.35%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.45%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (24.64%) DNS
2 12 (17.39%) DHCP
3 11 (15.94%) SAN
4 7 (10.14%) FTP
5 5 (7.25%) Firewall
5 5 (7.25%) WAN
6 4 (5.80%) TCP/IP
7 3 (4.35%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 2 (2.90%) NetScaler
8 2 (2.90%) Network Security
8 2 (2.90%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (2.90%) LAN
9 1 (1.45%) LDAP
9 1 (1.45%) SMTP
9 1 (1.45%) SNMP
9 1 (1.45%) Reverse Proxy
9 1 (1.45%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (21.74%) SQL Server
2 5 (7.25%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.45%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (1.45%) DTS
3 1 (1.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (1.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.45%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 1 (1.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.45%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.45%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 5 (7.25%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.45%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 19 (27.54%) Finance
2 7 (10.14%) Banking
3 6 (8.70%) Law
4 4 (5.80%) Telecoms
5 3 (4.35%) Legal
5 3 (4.35%) Online Betting
5 3 (4.35%) Retail
6 2 (2.90%) Investment Banking
6 2 (2.90%) Financial Institution
7 1 (1.45%) Manufacturing
7 1 (1.45%) Publishing
7 1 (1.45%) Electronics
7 1 (1.45%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 12 (17.39%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 6 (8.70%) Administrator
2 6 (8.70%) Architect
2 6 (8.70%) Analyst
3 5 (7.25%) Consultant
3 5 (7.25%) Systems Administrator
3 5 (7.25%) Wintel Systems Administrator
3 5 (7.25%) Wintel Administrator
4 4 (5.80%) Web Engineer
4 4 (5.80%) Web Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (5.80%) Wintel Engineer
4 4 (5.80%) Systems Engineer
5 3 (4.35%) Support Engineer
5 3 (4.35%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 3 (4.35%) Server Analyst
6 2 (2.90%) SCCM Consultant
6 2 (2.90%) SCCM Engineer
6 2 (2.90%) Windows Engineer
6 2 (2.90%) Windows Support Engineer
6 2 (2.90%) Senior Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.80%) Application Packaging
1 4 (5.80%) .NET
1 4 (5.80%) XML
2 2 (2.90%) HTML5
2 2 (2.90%) HTML
2 2 (2.90%) ADO.NET
2 2 (2.90%) Web Services
3 1 (1.45%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.70%) Clustering
2 3 (4.35%) Management Information System
2 3 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.90%) CESG
3 2 (2.90%) SecurID
3 2 (2.90%) CMDB
3 2 (2.90%) Replication
3 2 (2.90%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.45%) DTV
4 1 (1.45%) CESG CLAS
4 1 (1.45%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 57 (82.61%) Windows
2 28 (40.58%) Windows Server 2008
3 17 (24.64%) Windows Server 2012
4 11 (15.94%) Windows Server 2003
5 9 (13.04%) Windows 7
6 6 (8.70%) Linux
7 3 (4.35%) UNIX
7 3 (4.35%) Windows XP
8 2 (2.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (1.45%) Windows 2000
9 1 (1.45%) Solaris
9 1 (1.45%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (31.88%) ITIL
2 13 (18.84%) Migration
3 10 (14.49%) Service Delivery
4 6 (8.70%) E-Commerce
5 4 (5.80%) ITSM
5 4 (5.80%) Configuration Management
6 3 (4.35%) Project Management
6 3 (4.35%) PRINCE2
6 3 (4.35%) Asset Management
6 3 (4.35%) Programme Management
6 3 (4.35%) Information Assurance
6 3 (4.35%) WAN Optimisation
7 2 (2.90%) DevOps
7 2 (2.90%) Performance Monitoring
7 2 (2.90%) Capacity Management
7 2 (2.90%) Database Security
7 2 (2.90%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (2.90%) Data Protection
7 2 (2.90%) Data Modelling
7 2 (2.90%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (24.64%) PowerShell
2 11 (15.94%) SQL
3 3 (4.35%) VBScript
3 3 (4.35%) VB
4 2 (2.90%) C#
4 2 (2.90%) JavaScript
4 2 (2.90%) Perl
4 2 (2.90%) Python
5 1 (1.45%) Shell Script
5 1 (1.45%) Java
5 1 (1.45%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (11.59%) Security Cleared
1 8 (11.59%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (8.70%) SC Cleared
3 5 (7.25%) MCITP
4 3 (4.35%) MCSE
4 3 (4.35%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (4.35%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (2.90%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 2 (2.90%) CCNA
6 1 (1.45%) MCSA
6 1 (1.45%) MCP
6 1 (1.45%) Degree
6 1 (1.45%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.90%) GPG13
2 1 (1.45%) SLA
System Software
1 40 (57.97%) Active Directory
2 17 (24.64%) XenApp
3 11 (15.94%) XenDesktop
3 11 (15.94%) vSphere
4 9 (13.04%) Hyper-V
5 8 (11.59%) VMware Infrastructure
6 5 (7.25%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 5 (7.25%) UAG
7 4 (5.80%) Microsoft App-V
7 4 (5.80%) VMware ESX
8 3 (4.35%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (4.35%) XenServer
9 1 (1.45%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 39 (56.52%) SCCM
2 10 (14.49%) SCOrch
3 6 (8.70%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
4 5 (7.25%) Backup Exec
5 4 (5.80%) HP SIM
5 4 (5.80%) SCVMM
5 4 (5.80%) BMC PATROL
6 2 (2.90%) EdgeSight
6 2 (2.90%) SCDPM
6 2 (2.90%) NetBackup
6 2 (2.90%) DameWare
6 2 (2.90%) Control-M
7 1 (1.45%) Legato
7 1 (1.45%) Tivoli
7 1 (1.45%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 1 (1.45%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (1.45%) OpenView
7 1 (1.45%) WMI
7 1 (1.45%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 28 (40.58%) Microsoft
2 23 (33.33%) VMware
3 21 (30.43%) Citrix
4 12 (17.39%) HP
5 10 (14.49%) BMC
6 8 (11.59%) Cisco
7 5 (7.25%) Remedy
8 4 (5.80%) SolarWinds
8 4 (5.80%) Symantec
9 3 (4.35%) McAfee
9 3 (4.35%) AppSense
9 3 (4.35%) IBM
9 3 (4.35%) Juniper
9 3 (4.35%) NetApp
9 3 (4.35%) F5
10 2 (2.90%) CA
10 2 (2.90%) Dell
10 2 (2.90%) Oracle
10 2 (2.90%) CheckPoint
11 1 (1.45%) Sophos