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 30 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM)
Rank 77 112 97
Rank change year-on-year
+35 -15
Contract jobs citing SCOM 51 16 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.99% 0.70% 1.04%
As % of the Systems Management category 25.25% 8.99% 12.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 10 7
Average daily rate
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£425 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+41.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £264 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £375 £384
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £330 £320
% change year-on-year
+21.21% +3.12%
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%
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
202 178 198
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 7.90% 7.80% 8.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 122 86 88
Average daily rate £400 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £176 £120 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £330 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.84% -5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 14 18
Average hourly rate £21.50 £15.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+43.33% -40.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.50 £14.58
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.75 £24.00 £100.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £21.00 £25.25
% change year-on-year
+2.38% -16.83%

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 30 January 2015.

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 30 January 2015. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +10 24 £425 +41.66%
Suffolk - 13 £400 -
Hertfordshire +7 11 £510 +78.94%
Essex +6 2 £350 +16.66%
Cambridgeshire -15 1 £400 +6.66% 3
Norfolk - - - -
SCOM
England

SCOM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 75 (69.44%) Windows
2 73 (67.59%) Active Directory
3 70 (64.81%) Microsoft
3 70 (64.81%) SCCM
4 55 (50.93%) E-Commerce
5 53 (49.07%) DNS
6 51 (47.22%) IIS
7 50 (46.30%) DHCP
8 41 (37.96%) Microsoft Azure
9 36 (33.33%) PowerShell
9 36 (33.33%) FTP
10 34 (31.48%) MS Excel
11 28 (25.93%) Web Services
12 27 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
13 23 (21.30%) Akamai
13 23 (21.30%) .NET
14 22 (20.37%) Linux
15 19 (17.59%) ITIL
15 19 (17.59%) SLA
16 18 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
17 17 (15.74%) Windows Server 2012
18 14 (12.96%) Oracle
19 12 (11.11%) DevOps
20 11 (10.19%) Hyper-V
21 10 (9.26%) Citrix
22 9 (8.33%) Terminal Services
22 9 (8.33%) SQL Server
23 8 (7.41%) Legal
23 8 (7.41%) VMware
23 8 (7.41%) Symantec

SCOM
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 51 (47.22%) IIS
2 5 (4.63%) MS Exchange
3 4 (3.70%) Confluence
4 3 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (1.85%) SharePoint
5 2 (1.85%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.93%) Node.js
Applications
1 34 (31.48%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.78%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.93%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 41 (37.96%) Microsoft Azure
2 27 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 53 (49.07%) DNS
2 50 (46.30%) DHCP
3 36 (33.33%) FTP
4 5 (4.63%) TCP/IP
5 4 (3.70%) SAN
6 3 (2.78%) iSCSI
6 3 (2.78%) NetScaler
6 3 (2.78%) LDAP
6 3 (2.78%) VPN
6 3 (2.78%) SNMP
6 3 (2.78%) SSH
6 3 (2.78%) BIG-IP
7 1 (0.93%) Fibre Channel
7 1 (0.93%) Internet
7 1 (0.93%) IPv6
7 1 (0.93%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (8.33%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.78%) NoSQL
2 3 (2.78%) Couchbase
3 2 (1.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (1.85%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (1.85%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.93%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.93%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (3.70%) JIRA
2 3 (2.78%) Git (software)
2 3 (2.78%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (2.78%) Fiddler
2 3 (2.78%) StyleCop
2 3 (2.78%) Cucumber
2 3 (2.78%) SpecFlow
2 3 (2.78%) Jenkins
2 3 (2.78%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.93%) NUnit
General
1 8 (7.41%) Legal
2 6 (5.56%) Finance
2 6 (5.56%) Retail
3 5 (4.63%) Publishing
4 4 (3.70%) Games
5 2 (1.85%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.93%) Marketing
6 1 (0.93%) Electronics
6 1 (0.93%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 62 (57.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 23 (21.30%) Web Engineer
3 16 (14.81%) Web Infrastructure Engineer
4 9 (8.33%) Consultant
5 7 (6.48%) Architect
5 7 (6.48%) Support Engineer
6 6 (5.56%) Infrastructure Architect
7 5 (4.63%) Wintel Engineer
8 4 (3.70%) Administrator
8 4 (3.70%) Monitoring Engineer
9 3 (2.78%) Cloud Engineer
9 3 (2.78%) Web Support Engineer
9 3 (2.78%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
9 3 (2.78%) Systems Administrator
9 3 (2.78%) Developer
9 3 (2.78%) Java Developer
10 2 (1.85%) Systems Manager
10 2 (1.85%) Analyst
10 2 (1.85%) Operations Manager
10 2 (1.85%) Applications Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (25.93%) Web Services
2 23 (21.30%) .NET
3 6 (5.56%) REST
4 3 (2.78%) HTML
4 3 (2.78%) SOAP
5 2 (1.85%) SAP PI
6 1 (0.93%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (0.93%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.93%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 4 (3.70%) PKI
2 3 (2.78%) Fat Client
2 3 (2.78%) Online Games
2 3 (2.78%) Thin Client
2 3 (2.78%) Replication
3 2 (1.85%) Computer Science
4 1 (0.93%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (0.93%) Algorithms
4 1 (0.93%) iPad
4 1 (0.93%) DTV
4 1 (0.93%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 75 (69.44%) Windows
2 22 (20.37%) Linux
3 18 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 17 (15.74%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (6.48%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (5.56%) Windows 7
7 4 (3.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (3.70%) Oracle Linux
8 2 (1.85%) Windows XP
8 2 (1.85%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.93%) Android
9 1 (0.93%) FreeBSD
9 1 (0.93%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (50.93%) E-Commerce
2 19 (17.59%) ITIL
3 12 (11.11%) DevOps
4 7 (6.48%) Database Security
4 7 (6.48%) Configuration Management
5 5 (4.63%) Capacity Planning
5 5 (4.63%) Project Management
5 5 (4.63%) SOA
6 4 (3.70%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (3.70%) Load Balancing
6 4 (3.70%) Network Load Balancing
7 3 (2.78%) Root Cause Analysis
7 3 (2.78%) Performance Tuning
7 3 (2.78%) Performance Monitoring
7 3 (2.78%) OOP
7 3 (2.78%) TDD
7 3 (2.78%) Pair Programming
7 3 (2.78%) Service Management
8 2 (1.85%) Enterprise Architecture
8 2 (1.85%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 36 (33.33%) PowerShell
2 5 (4.63%) SQL
3 4 (3.70%) VBScript
4 3 (2.78%) Java
4 3 (2.78%) Perl
4 3 (2.78%) Python
4 3 (2.78%) Ruby
5 2 (1.85%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.93%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.93%) C#
Qualifications
1 3 (2.78%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (2.78%) MCSE
1 3 (2.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 2 (1.85%) MCITP
2 2 (1.85%) Degree
3 1 (0.93%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (0.93%) MCSA
3 1 (0.93%) MCP
3 1 (0.93%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (17.59%) SLA
System Software
1 73 (67.59%) Active Directory
2 11 (10.19%) Hyper-V
3 9 (8.33%) Terminal Services
4 6 (5.56%) vSphere
5 5 (4.63%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (2.78%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (2.78%) vCloud
6 3 (2.78%) NFS
7 1 (0.93%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 70 (64.81%) SCCM
2 8 (7.41%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 6 (5.56%) Puppet
3 6 (5.56%) McAfee ePO
4 4 (3.70%) WSUS
5 3 (2.78%) Business Desktop Deployment
5 3 (2.78%) SCVMM
5 3 (2.78%) SCOrch
6 2 (1.85%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 2 (1.85%) SCSM
Vendors
1 70 (64.81%) Microsoft
2 23 (21.30%) Akamai
3 14 (12.96%) Oracle
4 10 (9.26%) Citrix
5 8 (7.41%) VMware
5 8 (7.41%) Symantec
5 8 (7.41%) Cisco
6 6 (5.56%) McAfee
6 6 (5.56%) Dell
6 6 (5.56%) Splunk
7 5 (4.63%) NetApp
8 4 (3.70%) Tripwire
9 3 (2.78%) SolarWinds
9 3 (2.78%) ServiceNow
9 3 (2.78%) CommVault
9 3 (2.78%) Red Hat
9 3 (2.78%) SAP
9 3 (2.78%) Wyse
10 2 (1.85%) Metastorm
10 2 (1.85%) Veeam