The table below looks at the statistics for SCOM skills in IT contracts advertised for the Edinburgh region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SCOM over the 3 months to 23 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM)
Rank 76 71 45
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -26
Contract jobs citing SCOM 11 5 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.81% 0.43% 2.14%
As % of the Systems Management category 20.00% 8.06% 19.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 6
Average daily rate
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£450 £300 £100
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% +200.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £338 £300
% change year-on-year
+15.55% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £10.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -9.83%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Systems Management category in contract jobs advertised in the Edinburgh region.

Systems Management Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
55 62 83
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 4.06% 5.39% 11.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 30 31
Average daily rate £375 £350 £373
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £244 £268 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £335 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.20% -4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £10.00 £23.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -57.89%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £21.75 £25.75
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -15.53%

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Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

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

SCOM Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

SCOM
Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

SCOM Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

SCOM Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh 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 18 (78.26%) SCCM
2 11 (47.83%) SAN
3 10 (43.48%) Active Directory
4 8 (34.78%) Microsoft
5 7 (30.43%) MS Exchange
5 7 (30.43%) SC Cleared
5 7 (30.43%) Security Cleared
5 7 (30.43%) VMware Infrastructure
5 7 (30.43%) Replication
5 7 (30.43%) VMware
6 6 (26.09%) Windows
7 4 (17.39%) Apple
7 4 (17.39%) Disaster Recovery
7 4 (17.39%) Microsoft App-V
7 4 (17.39%) Business Continuity
7 4 (17.39%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (17.39%) NAS
7 4 (17.39%) Windows 7
7 4 (17.39%) iPad
7 4 (17.39%) Application Packaging
7 4 (17.39%) Technical Architecture
7 4 (17.39%) Business Continuity Management
7 4 (17.39%) SCSM
8 3 (13.04%) Oracle Database
8 3 (13.04%) Windows 8
8 3 (13.04%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (13.04%) Exchange Server 2010
8 3 (13.04%) Clustering
8 3 (13.04%) IBM
8 3 (13.04%) Linux

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Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh 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 (30.43%) MS Exchange
2 3 (13.04%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (4.35%) SharePoint
3 1 (4.35%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (4.35%) MS Excel
1 1 (4.35%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 11 (47.83%) SAN
2 4 (17.39%) NAS
3 2 (8.70%) Network Security
4 1 (4.35%) Firewall
4 1 (4.35%) DMZ
4 1 (4.35%) LAN
4 1 (4.35%) VoIP
4 1 (4.35%) HTTP
4 1 (4.35%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.04%) Oracle Database
General
1 1 (4.35%) Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (17.39%) 3rd Line Support
2 3 (13.04%) IT Operations Manager
2 3 (13.04%) Administrator
2 3 (13.04%) Operations Manager
2 3 (13.04%) Systems Administrator
3 2 (8.70%) Support Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) Consultant
3 2 (8.70%) Technical Consultant
3 2 (8.70%) Infrastructure Manager
3 2 (8.70%) IT Infrastructure Manager
4 1 (4.35%) Applications Support Technician
4 1 (4.35%) Head of Operations
4 1 (4.35%) Service Desk Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) 1st Line Support Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) Data Manager
4 1 (4.35%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) Data Centre Manager
4 1 (4.35%) Head of IT
4 1 (4.35%) Infrastructure Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (17.39%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 7 (30.43%) Replication
2 4 (17.39%) iPad
3 3 (13.04%) Clustering
4 1 (4.35%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 6 (26.09%) Windows
2 4 (17.39%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (17.39%) Windows 7
3 3 (13.04%) Windows 8
3 3 (13.04%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (13.04%) Linux
3 3 (13.04%) UNIX
4 1 (4.35%) Apple iOS
4 1 (4.35%) Windows 2000 Server
4 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (4.35%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (17.39%) Disaster Recovery
1 4 (17.39%) Business Continuity
1 4 (17.39%) Technical Architecture
1 4 (17.39%) Business Continuity Management
2 2 (8.70%) ITIL
2 2 (8.70%) ITIL V3
2 2 (8.70%) ITIL V2
2 2 (8.70%) Coaching
3 1 (4.35%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (4.35%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (13.04%) SQL
2 2 (8.70%) C
Qualifications
1 7 (30.43%) SC Cleared
1 7 (30.43%) Security Cleared
2 2 (8.70%) MCSE
2 2 (8.70%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (8.70%) CCNA
2 2 (8.70%) MCTS
2 2 (8.70%) Degree
System Software
1 10 (43.48%) Active Directory
2 7 (30.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (17.39%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 18 (78.26%) SCCM
2 4 (17.39%) SCSM
3 1 (4.35%) OpenView
3 1 (4.35%) Tivoli
3 1 (4.35%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 8 (34.78%) Microsoft
2 7 (30.43%) VMware
3 4 (17.39%) Apple
4 3 (13.04%) IBM
4 3 (13.04%) Oracle
5 2 (8.70%) Cisco