The table below looks at the statistics for SCOM skills in IT contracts advertised for the East of England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SCOM over the 3 months to 21 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM)
Rank 120 110 114
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +4
Contract jobs citing SCOM 26 12 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.82% 0.50% 0.98%
As % of the Systems Management category 10.04% 6.98% 12.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 6 13
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£350 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £363 £217
10% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £421 £456
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £19.00 £35.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-45.71% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.25 £31.56 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-10.47% +5.18%
SCOM
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Systems Management category in contract jobs advertised in the East of England region.

Systems Management Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
259 172 240
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 8.21% 7.18% 7.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 151 79 123
Average daily rate £363 £285 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.19% -9.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £110 £99
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £315
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +6.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 15 17
Average hourly rate £15.50 £26.40 £10.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.28% +151.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £12.35 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.50 £35.50 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £20.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-7.31% +5.12%

SCOM
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

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

SCOM Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

SCOM
Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

SCOM Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

SCOM
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SCOM across the East of England region over the 3 months to 21 August 2014.

SCOM Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

SCOM
Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

SCOM Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

SCOM
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SCOM within the East of England region over the 3 months to 21 August 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bedfordshire - 18 £350 - 6
Cambridgeshire -9 4 - -
Hertfordshire -24 2 £350 -12.50% 1
Essex - 1 £488 -
SCOM
England

SCOM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 37 (88.10%) Microsoft
1 37 (88.10%) Active Directory
2 31 (73.81%) SCCM
3 27 (64.29%) Windows
4 24 (57.14%) DHCP
4 24 (57.14%) DNS
5 21 (50.00%) MS Excel
6 20 (47.62%) ITIL
7 15 (35.71%) E-Commerce
8 14 (33.33%) VMware
9 13 (30.95%) IIS
9 13 (30.95%) MS Exchange
10 12 (28.57%) FTP
11 10 (23.81%) PowerShell
11 10 (23.81%) Exchange Server 2010
12 9 (21.43%) MCSE
12 9 (21.43%) Microsoft Certification
12 9 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
12 9 (21.43%) vSphere
13 8 (19.05%) Oracle
13 8 (19.05%) Linux
13 8 (19.05%) Migration
14 7 (16.67%) SQL Server
14 7 (16.67%) Red Hat
14 7 (16.67%) Firewall
14 7 (16.67%) PKI
14 7 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2003
14 7 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
14 7 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 7 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure

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Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 13 (30.95%) IIS
1 13 (30.95%) MS Exchange
2 10 (23.81%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2003
4 5 (11.90%) Exchange Server 2007
4 5 (11.90%) SharePoint 2010
4 5 (11.90%) SharePoint
4 5 (11.90%) JOnAS
5 3 (7.14%) Apache
Applications
1 21 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 4 (9.52%) MS Office
3 1 (2.38%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (7.14%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 7 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (9.52%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (57.14%) DHCP
1 24 (57.14%) DNS
2 12 (28.57%) FTP
3 7 (16.67%) Firewall
4 6 (14.29%) SAN
5 5 (11.90%) VLAN
5 5 (11.90%) LAN
5 5 (11.90%) WAN
6 4 (9.52%) TCP/IP
7 3 (7.14%) IPv6
7 3 (7.14%) Fibre Channel
8 1 (2.38%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (16.67%) SQL Server
1 7 (16.67%) Oracle Database
2 3 (7.14%) Hadoop
General
1 3 (7.14%) Legal
2 2 (4.76%) Publishing
2 2 (4.76%) Finance
3 1 (2.38%) Retail
Job Titles
1 23 (54.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 7 (16.67%) Consultant
3 5 (11.90%) Systems Engineer
3 5 (11.90%) Project Engineer
4 4 (9.52%) Administrator
4 4 (9.52%) Support Engineer
4 4 (9.52%) Wintel Support
4 4 (9.52%) Web Engineer
4 4 (9.52%) Wintel Consultant
5 3 (7.14%) Technical Architect
5 3 (7.14%) SCCM Engineer
5 3 (7.14%) Web Support Engineer
5 3 (7.14%) Support Specialist
5 3 (7.14%) Systems Administrator
5 3 (7.14%) Architect
6 2 (4.76%) Server Support
6 2 (4.76%) Server Support Specialist
6 2 (4.76%) Infrastructure Architect
6 2 (4.76%) Network Support Specialist
6 2 (4.76%) Linux Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.14%) .NET
1 3 (7.14%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (16.67%) PKI
2 4 (9.52%) Blackberry
3 3 (7.14%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.38%) Fat Client
4 1 (2.38%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.38%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 27 (64.29%) Windows
2 8 (19.05%) Linux
3 7 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (11.90%) Windows 7
6 3 (7.14%) Windows 8
6 3 (7.14%) CentOS
7 2 (4.76%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (2.38%) Windows 2000
8 1 (2.38%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (47.62%) ITIL
2 15 (35.71%) E-Commerce
3 8 (19.05%) Migration
4 4 (9.52%) Performance Tuning
5 3 (7.14%) Data Analysis
5 3 (7.14%) ERP
5 3 (7.14%) Database Security
6 2 (4.76%) Configuration Management
6 2 (4.76%) Project Management
6 2 (4.76%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (4.76%) Business Continuity
6 2 (4.76%) DevOps
6 2 (4.76%) Computer Architecture
7 1 (2.38%) Capacity Planning
7 1 (2.38%) High Availability
7 1 (2.38%) Load Balancing
7 1 (2.38%) ITSM
7 1 (2.38%) PRINCE2
7 1 (2.38%) Service Management
7 1 (2.38%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 10 (23.81%) PowerShell
2 4 (9.52%) SQL
3 3 (7.14%) T-SQL
3 3 (7.14%) Perl
3 3 (7.14%) Shell Script
4 1 (2.38%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 9 (21.43%) MCSE
1 9 (21.43%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (14.29%) MCITP
3 3 (7.14%) OCP
3 3 (7.14%) Oracle Certification
3 3 (7.14%) RHCE
4 2 (4.76%) MCSA
4 2 (4.76%) Degree
5 1 (2.38%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (2.38%) MCP
5 1 (2.38%) MCSD
5 1 (2.38%) CCA
5 1 (2.38%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (11.90%) SLA
System Software
1 37 (88.10%) Active Directory
2 9 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (21.43%) vSphere
3 6 (14.29%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 6 (14.29%) XenApp
4 5 (11.90%) UAG
5 3 (7.14%) VMware ESX
5 3 (7.14%) Oracle RMAN
6 1 (2.38%) Terminal Services
6 1 (2.38%) XenServer
6 1 (2.38%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 31 (73.81%) SCCM
2 6 (14.29%) WSUS
3 4 (9.52%) Backup Exec
3 4 (9.52%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 3 (7.14%) SCOrch
4 3 (7.14%) SCVMM
4 3 (7.14%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 3 (7.14%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 37 (88.10%) Microsoft
2 14 (33.33%) VMware
3 8 (19.05%) Oracle
4 7 (16.67%) Red Hat
5 6 (14.29%) Citrix
6 4 (9.52%) Symantec
7 3 (7.14%) Akamai
7 3 (7.14%) CommVault
7 3 (7.14%) NetApp
7 3 (7.14%) SAP
7 3 (7.14%) EMC
8 2 (4.76%) Splunk
8 2 (4.76%) Tripwire
9 1 (2.38%) Veeam
9 1 (2.38%) SolarWinds
9 1 (2.38%) Wyse
9 1 (2.38%) Cisco
9 1 (2.38%) Apple
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