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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM)
Rank 102 122 107
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -15
Contract jobs citing SCOM 39 19 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.28% 0.63% 0.63%
As % of the Systems Management category 11.27% 7.12% 8.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 10 4
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£413 £363 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.79% -6.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £254 £338 £358
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £489 £412
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £335
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -1.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £30.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.09 £25.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+48.36% -19.35%
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
346 267 184
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 11.33% 8.82% 7.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 225 149 78
Average daily rate £400 £338 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.51% +8.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £175 £90
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £338 £345
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -2.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 18 21
Average hourly rate £37.50 £15.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+141.93% -38.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £10.50 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £27.20 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £20.06 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+7.17% -10.84%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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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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
Hertfordshire +15 20 £425 +6.25%
Cambridgeshire +1 7 £400 -
Essex -1 7 £413 -16.45%
Suffolk - 5 £325 -
Bedfordshire +3 1 £288 -17.85%
Norfolk - 1 £250 -
SCOM
England

SCOM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 43 (81.13%) SCCM
2 42 (79.25%) Windows
3 41 (77.36%) Microsoft
4 33 (62.26%) Active Directory
5 29 (54.72%) Hyper-V
6 28 (52.83%) Windows Server 2012
7 21 (39.62%) Citrix
8 20 (37.74%) Windows Server 2003
8 20 (37.74%) Windows Server 2008
9 18 (33.96%) Symantec
10 17 (32.08%) Terminal Services
10 17 (32.08%) PowerShell
11 16 (30.19%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 15 (28.30%) Data Centre
13 13 (24.53%) Microsoft Certification
13 13 (24.53%) MCSE
13 13 (24.53%) SQL
14 11 (20.75%) DNS
15 10 (18.87%) DHCP
16 9 (16.98%) Dell
16 9 (16.98%) SCOrch
17 8 (15.09%) Finance
17 8 (15.09%) VMware
18 7 (13.21%) Clustering
18 7 (13.21%) Asset Management
18 7 (13.21%) Microsoft Azure
18 7 (13.21%) Change Management
18 7 (13.21%) MS Exchange
19 6 (11.32%) SQL Server
19 6 (11.32%) MS Excel

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Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 7 (13.21%) MS Exchange
2 6 (11.32%) SharePoint
3 4 (7.55%) BizTalk Server
4 3 (5.66%) Lync
4 3 (5.66%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (3.77%) IIS
5 2 (3.77%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 6 (11.32%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.89%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 7 (13.21%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (3.77%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (20.75%) DNS
2 10 (18.87%) DHCP
3 6 (11.32%) VLAN
4 4 (7.55%) SAN
4 4 (7.55%) TCP/IP
5 3 (5.66%) Firewall
6 2 (3.77%) Ethernet
6 2 (3.77%) iSCSI
6 2 (3.77%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (3.77%) FCoE
6 2 (3.77%) Fibre Channel
7 1 (1.89%) NAS
7 1 (1.89%) Network Security
7 1 (1.89%) LAN
7 1 (1.89%) WAN
7 1 (1.89%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (11.32%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (3.77%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (3.77%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (1.89%) MSI
General
1 8 (15.09%) Finance
2 4 (7.55%) Legal
3 2 (3.77%) Banking
4 1 (1.89%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 20 (37.74%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 6 (11.32%) Consultant
2 6 (11.32%) Infrastructure Technician
3 5 (9.43%) Architect
4 4 (7.55%) 3rd Line Support
4 4 (7.55%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (7.55%) Microsoft Specialist
5 3 (5.66%) Infrastructure Architect
5 3 (5.66%) Support Engineer
6 2 (3.77%) Server Engineer
6 2 (3.77%) Applications Architect
6 2 (3.77%) BizTalk Consultant
6 2 (3.77%) Support Consultant
6 2 (3.77%) SCCM Consultant
6 2 (3.77%) Microsoft Consultant
6 2 (3.77%) Senior Technician
7 1 (1.89%) Senior Technical Support
7 1 (1.89%) Senior Infrastructure Architect
7 1 (1.89%) Infrastructure Designer
7 1 (1.89%) SCCM Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.77%) SAP PI
Miscellaneous
1 15 (28.30%) Data Centre
2 7 (13.21%) Clustering
3 5 (9.43%) PKI
4 4 (7.55%) EqualLogic
5 2 (3.77%) iPad
5 2 (3.77%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.89%) Thin Client
6 1 (1.89%) CMDB
6 1 (1.89%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 42 (79.25%) Windows
2 28 (52.83%) Windows Server 2012
3 20 (37.74%) Windows Server 2003
3 20 (37.74%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (9.43%) Windows 7
5 2 (3.77%) Android
5 2 (3.77%) Windows XP
6 1 (1.89%) Linux
6 1 (1.89%) Windows 8
6 1 (1.89%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (13.21%) Change Management
1 7 (13.21%) Asset Management
2 6 (11.32%) Server Building
3 5 (9.43%) Build Automation
3 5 (9.43%) Migration
4 4 (7.55%) Load Balancing
4 4 (7.55%) Kalman Filter
5 3 (5.66%) Office Automation
5 3 (5.66%) Configuration Management
5 3 (5.66%) Data Protection
6 2 (3.77%) Product Management
6 2 (3.77%) Network Design
6 2 (3.77%) Enterprise Architecture
6 2 (3.77%) Operations Management
6 2 (3.77%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (3.77%) Workflow
6 2 (3.77%) Patch Management
6 2 (3.77%) Converged Infrastructure
6 2 (3.77%) Risk Analysis
7 1 (1.89%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 17 (32.08%) PowerShell
2 13 (24.53%) SQL
3 4 (7.55%) C#
4 3 (5.66%) Java
Qualifications
1 13 (24.53%) MCSE
1 13 (24.53%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (11.32%) Citrix Certification
3 5 (9.43%) MCITP
4 3 (5.66%) CCA
5 2 (3.77%) Degree
6 1 (1.89%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.89%) Security Cleared
6 1 (1.89%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.89%) SLA
System Software
1 33 (62.26%) Active Directory
2 29 (54.72%) Hyper-V
3 17 (32.08%) Terminal Services
4 5 (9.43%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (3.77%) VMware ESX
6 1 (1.89%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (1.89%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 1 (1.89%) XenApp
6 1 (1.89%) XenServer
6 1 (1.89%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 43 (81.13%) SCCM
2 16 (30.19%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 9 (16.98%) SCOrch
4 5 (9.43%) SCSM
5 4 (7.55%) Puppet
6 2 (3.77%) Windows Intune
6 2 (3.77%) AirWatch
7 1 (1.89%) WSUS
7 1 (1.89%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 41 (77.36%) Microsoft
2 21 (39.62%) Citrix
3 18 (33.96%) Symantec
4 9 (16.98%) Dell
5 8 (15.09%) VMware
6 5 (9.43%) ServiceNow
6 5 (9.43%) Cisco
7 4 (7.55%) HP
8 3 (5.66%) IBM
8 3 (5.66%) EMC
8 3 (5.66%) 3PAR
9 2 (3.77%) Nintex
9 2 (3.77%) SonicWALL
9 2 (3.77%) SAP
9 2 (3.77%) Metastorm
10 1 (1.89%) Clearswift
10 1 (1.89%) Wyse
10 1 (1.89%) CommVault
10 1 (1.89%) NetApp