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 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM)
Rank 108 81 118
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +37
Contract jobs citing SCOM 16 45 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.67% 1.76% 0.59%
As % of the Systems Management category 8.29% 22.06% 7.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 33 7
Average daily rate £325 £425 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.52% +41.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £350 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £495 £330
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £55.65 £26.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+110.00% -3.63%
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
193 204 196
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 8.10% 7.98% 8.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 116 96
Average daily rate £413 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £179 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £510 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £363 £340
% change year-on-year
+8.27% +6.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 30 14
Average hourly rate £20.00 £22.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +46.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £29.75 £26.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £21.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+62.79% +2.38%

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 9 February 2016.

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 9 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Hertfordshire +12 11 £350 -31.37% 2
Cambridgeshire +11 2 - - 2
Essex -3 1 £265 -24.28%
Suffolk -11 1 £225 -43.75%
Bedfordshire -14 1 £250 -41.17% 1
SCOM
England

SCOM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 21 (63.64%) SCCM
2 20 (60.61%) Windows
2 20 (60.61%) Microsoft
3 13 (39.39%) Active Directory
4 12 (36.36%) SQL Server
5 11 (33.33%) PowerShell
6 10 (30.30%) SQL
6 10 (30.30%) Citrix
7 9 (27.27%) Windows Server 2008
7 9 (27.27%) Windows Server 2012
8 8 (24.24%) Hyper-V
8 8 (24.24%) SQL Server 2008
8 8 (24.24%) Microsoft Certification
8 8 (24.24%) MCSE
8 8 (24.24%) Windows Server 2003
8 8 (24.24%) SQL Server 2012
9 7 (21.21%) MS Office
10 6 (18.18%) ITIL
10 6 (18.18%) VMware
10 6 (18.18%) Clustering
10 6 (18.18%) Symantec
10 6 (18.18%) Performance Tuning
10 6 (18.18%) High Availability
10 6 (18.18%) Data Centre
10 6 (18.18%) Windows Server
11 5 (15.15%) Database Mirroring
11 5 (15.15%) Change Control
11 5 (15.15%) SQL Server 2005
11 5 (15.15%) Firewall
11 5 (15.15%) MS Excel

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

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 4 (12.12%) MS Exchange
2 2 (6.06%) SharePoint
3 1 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (3.03%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 7 (21.21%) MS Office
2 5 (15.15%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (12.12%) Office 365
2 3 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (6.06%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (6.06%) Amazon S3
3 2 (6.06%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (15.15%) Firewall
2 3 (9.09%) DHCP
2 3 (9.09%) DNS
3 2 (6.06%) LDAP
3 2 (6.06%) Wireless
4 1 (3.03%) Ethernet
4 1 (3.03%) FCoE
4 1 (3.03%) Fibre Channel
4 1 (3.03%) iSCSI
4 1 (3.03%) LAN
4 1 (3.03%) SAN
4 1 (3.03%) Skype
4 1 (3.03%) VLAN
4 1 (3.03%) VoIP
4 1 (3.03%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (36.36%) SQL Server
2 8 (24.24%) SQL Server 2008
2 8 (24.24%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (15.15%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 3 (9.09%) MSI
General
1 4 (12.12%) Finance
2 3 (9.09%) Automotive
2 3 (9.09%) Banking
2 3 (9.09%) Telecoms
3 2 (6.06%) Advertising
4 1 (3.03%) Manufacturing
4 1 (3.03%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (21.21%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 5 (15.15%) Analyst
2 5 (15.15%) DBA
2 5 (15.15%) SQL DBA
3 4 (12.12%) SQL Server DBA
4 3 (9.09%) Applications Specialist
4 3 (9.09%) Hyper-V Engineer
4 3 (9.09%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 2 (6.06%) Citrix Specialist
5 2 (6.06%) Consultant
5 2 (6.06%) Infrastructure Technician
5 2 (6.06%) IT Analyst
5 2 (6.06%) IT Infrastructure Analyst
5 2 (6.06%) SCCM Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) Support Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) Windows Specialist
5 2 (6.06%) Wintel Engineer
6 1 (3.03%) Data Architect
6 1 (3.03%) Support Analyst
6 1 (3.03%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.06%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (18.18%) Clustering
1 6 (18.18%) Data Centre
2 2 (6.06%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.06%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.03%) FlexPod
3 1 (3.03%) HP Storage
3 1 (3.03%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 20 (60.61%) Windows
2 9 (27.27%) Windows Server 2008
2 9 (27.27%) Windows Server 2012
3 8 (24.24%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (18.18%) Windows Server
5 4 (12.12%) Windows 7
6 3 (9.09%) Windows 8
6 3 (9.09%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (18.18%) High Availability
1 6 (18.18%) ITIL
1 6 (18.18%) Performance Tuning
2 5 (15.15%) Change Control
2 5 (15.15%) Database Mirroring
3 4 (12.12%) Data Architecture
3 4 (12.12%) Database Security
4 3 (9.09%) Capacity Management
4 3 (9.09%) Investment Management
4 3 (9.09%) QMS
5 2 (6.06%) Data Management
5 2 (6.06%) Project Management
6 1 (3.03%) Capacity Planning
6 1 (3.03%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (3.03%) Email Filtering
6 1 (3.03%) Load Balancing
6 1 (3.03%) Network Design
6 1 (3.03%) Service Delivery
6 1 (3.03%) Supplier Management
6 1 (3.03%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 11 (33.33%) PowerShell
2 10 (30.30%) SQL
3 5 (15.15%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (24.24%) MCSE
1 8 (24.24%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (12.12%) Citrix Certification
2 4 (12.12%) MCITP
3 2 (6.06%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (6.06%) MCSA
3 2 (6.06%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (3.03%) CCA
4 1 (3.03%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (3.03%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.09%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (39.39%) Active Directory
2 8 (24.24%) Hyper-V
3 3 (9.09%) Microsoft App-V
3 3 (9.09%) Terminal Services
3 3 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (6.06%) Terminal Server
4 2 (6.06%) XenApp
4 2 (6.06%) XenDesktop
5 1 (3.03%) vSphere
5 1 (3.03%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 21 (63.64%) SCCM
2 3 (9.09%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 1 (3.03%) Backup Exec
3 1 (3.03%) Bacula
3 1 (3.03%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 1 (3.03%) SCOrch
3 1 (3.03%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 20 (60.61%) Microsoft
2 10 (30.30%) Citrix
3 6 (18.18%) Symantec
3 6 (18.18%) VMware
4 5 (15.15%) Cisco
5 4 (12.12%) HP
6 3 (9.09%) IBM
7 2 (6.06%) 3PAR
7 2 (6.06%) EMC
7 2 (6.06%) NetApp
8 1 (3.03%) Intel Security