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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM)
Rank 103 115 111
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -4
Contract jobs citing SCOM 39 32 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.25% 1.02% 0.50%
As % of the Systems Management category 12.83% 13.33% 6.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 25 6
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£425 £350 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £325 £363
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £363 £421
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.40% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
Average hourly rate £38.75 £19.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+103.94% -45.71%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.09 £31.50 £31.56
% change year-on-year
+17.74% -0.17%
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
304 240 173
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 9.73% 7.63% 7.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 173 142 73
Average daily rate £413 £363 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.79% +27.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £424
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 15 16
Average hourly rate £33.75 £17.00 £26.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+98.52% -35.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.50 £10.50 £11.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £26.50 £35.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.07 £20.06 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+5.04% +0.30%

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 2 September 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 2 September 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 +27 22 £425 +21.42%
Essex +6 11 £350 -28.20%
Suffolk - 5 £325 -
Cambridgeshire -5 2 £250 - 1
Norfolk +12 1 £250 -
SCOM
England

SCOM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 49 (79.03%) SCCM
2 47 (75.81%) Microsoft
3 46 (74.19%) Windows
4 38 (61.29%) Active Directory
5 33 (53.23%) Hyper-V
6 32 (51.61%) Windows Server 2012
7 28 (45.16%) PowerShell
8 27 (43.55%) Citrix
9 26 (41.94%) Windows Server 2003
9 26 (41.94%) Windows Server 2008
10 22 (35.48%) Symantec
11 21 (33.87%) Terminal Services
12 20 (32.26%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
13 19 (30.65%) Data Centre
14 18 (29.03%) SQL
15 16 (25.81%) MCSE
15 16 (25.81%) Microsoft Certification
16 13 (20.97%) DNS
16 13 (20.97%) Clustering
17 12 (19.35%) DHCP
18 11 (17.74%) SQL Server
19 10 (16.13%) Finance
20 9 (14.52%) VMware
20 9 (14.52%) Dell
20 9 (14.52%) Citrix Certification
20 9 (14.52%) SCOrch
21 8 (12.90%) MCITP
22 7 (11.29%) VLAN
22 7 (11.29%) Asset Management
22 7 (11.29%) MS Exchange

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

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 (11.29%) MS Exchange
2 6 (9.68%) SharePoint
3 4 (6.45%) BizTalk Server
4 3 (4.84%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (3.23%) IIS
5 2 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (1.61%) Lync
Applications
1 7 (11.29%) MS Excel
2 3 (4.84%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 7 (11.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (3.23%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (20.97%) DNS
2 12 (19.35%) DHCP
3 7 (11.29%) VLAN
4 5 (8.06%) Firewall
5 4 (6.45%) SAN
5 4 (6.45%) TCP/IP
6 3 (4.84%) Ethernet
6 3 (4.84%) FCoE
6 3 (4.84%) Fibre Channel
6 3 (4.84%) iSCSI
7 2 (3.23%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (1.61%) NAS
8 1 (1.61%) Network Security
8 1 (1.61%) LAN
8 1 (1.61%) WAN
8 1 (1.61%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (17.74%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (3.23%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (3.23%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (4.84%) MSI
General
1 10 (16.13%) Finance
2 4 (6.45%) Legal
3 3 (4.84%) Automotive
3 3 (4.84%) Telecoms
4 2 (3.23%) Banking
5 1 (1.61%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 24 (38.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 6 (9.68%) Infrastructure Technician
3 5 (8.06%) Consultant
3 5 (8.06%) Architect
3 5 (8.06%) DBA
3 5 (8.06%) SQL DBA
4 4 (6.45%) SQL Server DBA
4 4 (6.45%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (6.45%) 3rd Line Support
4 4 (6.45%) Microsoft Specialist
5 3 (4.84%) Applications Specialist
5 3 (4.84%) Infrastructure Architect
5 3 (4.84%) Support Engineer
5 3 (4.84%) Server Engineer
6 2 (3.23%) Applications Architect
6 2 (3.23%) Support Consultant
6 2 (3.23%) SCCM Consultant
6 2 (3.23%) Senior Technician
6 2 (3.23%) BizTalk Consultant
7 1 (1.61%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.23%) SAP PI
Miscellaneous
1 19 (30.65%) Data Centre
2 13 (20.97%) Clustering
3 5 (8.06%) PKI
4 4 (6.45%) EqualLogic
5 2 (3.23%) iPad
5 2 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (3.23%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.61%) NHS
6 1 (1.61%) Thin Client
6 1 (1.61%) CMDB
6 1 (1.61%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 46 (74.19%) Windows
2 32 (51.61%) Windows Server 2012
3 26 (41.94%) Windows Server 2003
3 26 (41.94%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (11.29%) Windows 7
5 4 (6.45%) Windows XP
6 3 (4.84%) Windows 8
7 2 (3.23%) Android
8 1 (1.61%) Linux
8 1 (1.61%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (11.29%) Asset Management
2 6 (9.68%) Performance Tuning
2 6 (9.68%) Server Building
3 5 (8.06%) Kalman Filter
3 5 (8.06%) Database Mirroring
3 5 (8.06%) High Availability
3 5 (8.06%) Change Control
3 5 (8.06%) Build Automation
3 5 (8.06%) Load Balancing
3 5 (8.06%) Change Management
3 5 (8.06%) Migration
4 4 (6.45%) Data Architecture
4 4 (6.45%) Database Security
5 3 (4.84%) Office Automation
5 3 (4.84%) ITIL
5 3 (4.84%) Configuration Management
6 2 (3.23%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (3.23%) Workflow
6 2 (3.23%) Product Management
6 2 (3.23%) Risk Analysis
Programming Languages
1 28 (45.16%) PowerShell
2 18 (29.03%) SQL
3 5 (8.06%) T-SQL
4 4 (6.45%) C#
5 3 (4.84%) Java
Qualifications
1 16 (25.81%) MCSE
1 16 (25.81%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (14.52%) Citrix Certification
3 8 (12.90%) MCITP
4 4 (6.45%) CCA
5 2 (3.23%) Degree
6 1 (1.61%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.61%) Security Cleared
6 1 (1.61%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.61%) SLA
System Software
1 38 (61.29%) Active Directory
2 33 (53.23%) Hyper-V
3 21 (33.87%) Terminal Services
4 6 (9.68%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (4.84%) VMware ESX
5 3 (4.84%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (1.61%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 1 (1.61%) XenApp
6 1 (1.61%) XenServer
6 1 (1.61%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 49 (79.03%) SCCM
2 20 (32.26%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 9 (14.52%) SCOrch
4 5 (8.06%) SCSM
5 4 (6.45%) Puppet
6 2 (3.23%) Windows Intune
7 1 (1.61%) WSUS
Vendors
1 47 (75.81%) Microsoft
2 27 (43.55%) Citrix
3 22 (35.48%) Symantec
4 9 (14.52%) VMware
4 9 (14.52%) Dell
5 6 (9.68%) Cisco
6 5 (8.06%) IBM
6 5 (8.06%) ServiceNow
7 4 (6.45%) HP
8 3 (4.84%) EMC
8 3 (4.84%) 3PAR
9 2 (3.23%) Nintex
9 2 (3.23%) SonicWALL
9 2 (3.23%) SAP
9 2 (3.23%) Metastorm
10 1 (1.61%) Clearswift
10 1 (1.61%) Wyse
10 1 (1.61%) CommVault
10 1 (1.61%) NetApp