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 5 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM)
Rank 77 75 66
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -9
Contract jobs citing SCOM 19 7 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.34% 0.53% 0.61%
As % of the Systems Management category 21.35% 12.50% 8.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 2 1
Average daily rate £343 £450 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.88% +50.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £10.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £55.65 £27.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+106.11% -1.81%
SCOM
Scotland

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
89 56 83
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 6.29% 4.21% 7.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 21 37
Average daily rate £350 £373 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.04% +6.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £252 £241 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £366 £340
% change year-on-year
+6.48% +7.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £10.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.25 £21.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+31.39% +2.38%

SCOM
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

SCOM
Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SCOM across the Edinburgh region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016.

SCOM Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

SCOM
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

SCOM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 24 (82.76%) Microsoft
2 23 (79.31%) Windows
3 22 (75.86%) Active Directory
4 19 (65.52%) SCCM
5 18 (62.07%) VMware
6 16 (55.17%) Windows Server 2008
7 14 (48.28%) Citrix
8 13 (44.83%) PowerShell
8 13 (44.83%) Windows 7
8 13 (44.83%) Windows Server 2012
9 12 (41.38%) ITIL
10 11 (37.93%) VMware ESX
10 11 (37.93%) Windows Server
11 10 (34.48%) SQL Server
11 10 (34.48%) DHCP
11 10 (34.48%) DNS
11 10 (34.48%) XenApp
11 10 (34.48%) VMware Infrastructure
12 9 (31.03%) WSUS
13 8 (27.59%) XenDesktop
13 8 (27.59%) MS Exchange
14 7 (24.14%) AppSense
14 7 (24.14%) Cisco
14 7 (24.14%) Windows 10
15 6 (20.69%) Data Centre
15 6 (20.69%) Finance
15 6 (20.69%) Root Cause Analysis
16 5 (17.24%) VMware ESXi
16 5 (17.24%) Release Management
16 5 (17.24%) Hyper-V

SCOM
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 8 (27.59%) MS Exchange
2 4 (13.79%) Lync
3 3 (10.34%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (6.90%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (3.45%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (3.45%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.90%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (6.90%) Office 365
1 2 (6.90%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (34.48%) DHCP
1 10 (34.48%) DNS
2 5 (17.24%) LDAP
3 3 (10.34%) NetScaler
3 3 (10.34%) SAN
3 3 (10.34%) Wireshark
4 2 (6.90%) Firewall
5 1 (3.45%) PBX
5 1 (3.45%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (34.48%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (10.34%) Fiddler
2 2 (6.90%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 6 (20.69%) Finance
2 2 (6.90%) Banking
3 1 (3.45%) Financial Institution
3 1 (3.45%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (27.59%) Support Engineer
2 7 (24.14%) Systems Engineer
3 6 (20.69%) Active Directory Support
3 6 (20.69%) IT Engineer
4 5 (17.24%) 3rd Line Support
4 5 (17.24%) Active Directory Engineer
5 4 (13.79%) Active Directory Support Engineer
5 4 (13.79%) VMware Engineer
6 3 (10.34%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 3 (10.34%) Consultant
6 3 (10.34%) IT Support
6 3 (10.34%) Senior IT Engineer
6 3 (10.34%) Senior Systems Engineer
6 3 (10.34%) Senior VMware Engineer
6 3 (10.34%) Service Manager
6 3 (10.34%) Systems Support
6 3 (10.34%) Technical Manager
6 3 (10.34%) Technical Services Manager
6 3 (10.34%) VMware Consultant
7 2 (6.90%) Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 6 (20.69%) Data Centre
2 5 (17.24%) Clustering
3 3 (10.34%) Client/Server
4 2 (6.90%) Blackberry
4 2 (6.90%) CMDB
4 2 (6.90%) Private Cloud
5 1 (3.45%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 23 (79.31%) Windows
2 16 (55.17%) Windows Server 2008
3 13 (44.83%) Windows 7
3 13 (44.83%) Windows Server 2012
4 11 (37.93%) Windows Server
5 7 (24.14%) Windows 10
6 5 (17.24%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (6.90%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (41.38%) ITIL
2 6 (20.69%) Root Cause Analysis
3 5 (17.24%) Incident Management
3 5 (17.24%) Migration
3 5 (17.24%) Release Management
4 4 (13.79%) Project Management
4 4 (13.79%) Service Management
5 3 (10.34%) Application Packaging
5 3 (10.34%) Asset Management
5 3 (10.34%) Line Management
5 3 (10.34%) Problem Management
5 3 (10.34%) Server Building
6 2 (6.90%) Business Continuity
6 2 (6.90%) Change Control
6 2 (6.90%) Change Management
6 2 (6.90%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 2 (6.90%) System Integration Testing
6 2 (6.90%) Test Strategy
7 1 (3.45%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (3.45%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (44.83%) PowerShell
2 5 (17.24%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 5 (17.24%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 22 (75.86%) Active Directory
2 11 (37.93%) VMware ESX
3 10 (34.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (34.48%) XenApp
4 8 (27.59%) XenDesktop
5 5 (17.24%) Hyper-V
5 5 (17.24%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (13.79%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (3.45%) vCloud
7 1 (3.45%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 1 (3.45%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 19 (65.52%) SCCM
2 9 (31.03%) WSUS
3 2 (6.90%) FortiGate
3 2 (6.90%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (6.90%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 1 (3.45%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 24 (82.76%) Microsoft
2 18 (62.07%) VMware
3 14 (48.28%) Citrix
4 7 (24.14%) AppSense
4 7 (24.14%) Cisco
5 4 (13.79%) Symantec
6 3 (10.34%) HP
6 3 (10.34%) IBM
7 2 (6.90%) ServiceNow
8 1 (3.45%) Veritas