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 4 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM)
Rank 85 75 60
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -15
Contract jobs citing SCOM 7 3 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.41% 0.25% 0.55%
As % of the Systems Management category 8.14% 4.62% 10.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 0
Average daily rate
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£388 £325 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.23% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £369 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.25% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.09 £31.50 £31.56
% change year-on-year
+17.74% -0.17%
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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
86 65 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 5.10% 5.48% 5.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 39 19
Average daily rate £350 £320 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -11.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £158 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £454 £481 £468
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.07 £20.06 £22.13
% change year-on-year
+5.04% -9.33%

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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 4 September 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 7 (70.00%) SCCM
2 6 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (60.00%) Active Directory
3 5 (50.00%) Windows
3 5 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 5 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (40.00%) Data Centre
4 4 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (40.00%) VMware
5 3 (30.00%) SQL Server
5 3 (30.00%) Migration
5 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (30.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (30.00%) LDAP
5 3 (30.00%) MS Exchange
5 3 (30.00%) DHCP
5 3 (30.00%) DNS
5 3 (30.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (30.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 3 (30.00%) Test Strategy
5 3 (30.00%) vCloud
5 3 (30.00%) ServiceNow
5 3 (30.00%) PaaS
6 2 (20.00%) SCSM
6 2 (20.00%) Windows 8
6 2 (20.00%) Change Control
6 2 (20.00%) Private Cloud
6 2 (20.00%) Application Packaging
6 2 (20.00%) Unit Testing

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Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 3 (30.00%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 3 (30.00%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (30.00%) LDAP
1 3 (30.00%) DHCP
1 3 (30.00%) DNS
2 1 (10.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (30.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (30.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (20.00%) Banking
1 2 (20.00%) Retail
2 1 (10.00%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Project Manager
1 4 (40.00%) Senior Manager
1 4 (40.00%) Senior Project Manager
2 2 (20.00%) Server Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Technical Manager
2 2 (20.00%) Windows Server Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Senior Technical Project Manager
2 2 (20.00%) Senior Technical Manager
2 2 (20.00%) Technical Project Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Windows Support Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Test Project Manager
3 1 (10.00%) IT Operations Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Infrastructure Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Infrastructure Project Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Server Support Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Test Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Server Support
3 1 (10.00%) Applications Packager
3 1 (10.00%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 4 (40.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (20.00%) Private Cloud
3 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (50.00%) Windows
1 5 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 5 (50.00%) Windows 7
1 5 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (20.00%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) Migration
1 3 (30.00%) Test Strategy
1 3 (30.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
2 2 (20.00%) Unit Testing
2 2 (20.00%) Integration Testing
2 2 (20.00%) Change Control
2 2 (20.00%) Project Management
3 1 (10.00%) Service Management
3 1 (10.00%) Process Management
3 1 (10.00%) Project Planning
3 1 (10.00%) Mentoring
3 1 (10.00%) Coaching
3 1 (10.00%) System Integration Testing
3 1 (10.00%) BCP
Qualifications
1 3 (30.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (10.00%) MCSE
System Software
1 6 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (30.00%) vCloud
4 2 (20.00%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 7 (70.00%) SCCM
2 2 (20.00%) SCSM
Vendors
1 6 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (40.00%) VMware
3 3 (30.00%) ServiceNow