The table below looks at the statistics for SCOM skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SCOM over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM)
Rank 288 288 295
Rank change year-on-year
0 +7
Contract jobs citing SCOM 352 302 263
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.71% 0.64% 0.59%
As % of the Systems Management category 8.40% 9.01% 9.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 202 203 115
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£392 £366 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.10% +4.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £272 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £487 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £324 £300
% change year-on-year
+11.96% +7.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 13 47
Average hourly rate £27.50 £25.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.80 £21.00 £19.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.75 £31.56 £39.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.67 £25.00 £29.75
% change year-on-year
+10.66% -15.96%
SCOM
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Systems Management category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Systems Management Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
4189 3352 2891
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 8.45% 7.16% 6.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 2646 2069 1550
Average daily rate £425 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.67% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £503 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £330 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.84% -5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 142 136 203
Average hourly rate £20.03 £21.00 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.61% -8.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.06 £12.43 £13.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.72 £37.50 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £21.33 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-6.23% -14.68%

SCOM
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

SCOM Jobs Demand Trend in England

SCOM
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

SCOM Daily Rate Trend in England

SCOM
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SCOM across the England region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

SCOM Daily Rate Histogram in England

SCOM
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

SCOM Hourly Rate Trend in England

SCOM
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SCOM across the England region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

SCOM Hourly Rate Histogram in England

SCOM
Contract Job Locations in 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 England region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014. 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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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
London -34 100 £425 +7.66% 27
South East -11 95 £375 +9.89% 15
East of England +28 57 £378 +25.83% 5
West Midlands +16 24 £250 - 8
Yorkshire +7 24 £375 +4.16% 6
North West -10 23 £250 +17.64% 2
East Midlands +11 13 £270 -19.40% 5
South West -25 10 £225 -25.00% 14
North East -33 2 £275 +1.85%
Midlands - - - -
SCOM
UK

SCOM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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.

1 503 (71.15%) Windows
2 412 (58.27%) SCCM
3 383 (54.17%) Active Directory
4 360 (50.92%) Microsoft
5 230 (32.53%) Windows Server 2008
6 222 (31.40%) VMware
7 201 (28.43%) DNS
8 184 (26.03%) PowerShell
9 176 (24.89%) ITIL
10 165 (23.34%) DHCP
11 161 (22.77%) Windows Server 2012
12 144 (20.37%) Windows Server 2003
13 138 (19.52%) Citrix
13 138 (19.52%) SQL Server
14 130 (18.39%) SQL
15 123 (17.40%) IIS
15 123 (17.40%) VMware Infrastructure
16 120 (16.97%) MS Exchange
17 117 (16.55%) MS Excel
18 112 (15.84%) SAN
19 111 (15.70%) Hyper-V
20 103 (14.57%) Microsoft Certification
21 101 (14.29%) HP
22 87 (12.31%) Security Cleared
23 84 (11.88%) Clustering
24 80 (11.32%) Finance
25 79 (11.17%) vSphere
26 76 (10.75%) MCSE
27 73 (10.33%) SharePoint
28 70 (9.90%) Cisco

SCOM
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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
1 123 (17.40%) IIS
2 120 (16.97%) MS Exchange
3 73 (10.33%) SharePoint
4 58 (8.20%) Exchange Server 2010
5 55 (7.78%) Lync
6 40 (5.66%) Exchange Server 2013
7 31 (4.38%) Exchange Server 2003
8 29 (4.10%) Exchange Server 2007
9 18 (2.55%) BizTalk Server
10 17 (2.40%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 11 (1.56%) Office Communications Server
11 11 (1.56%) SharePoint 2013
12 10 (1.41%) SharePoint 2010
12 10 (1.41%) Tomcat
13 8 (1.13%) JBoss
13 8 (1.13%) Lotus Domino
13 8 (1.13%) OpenStack
14 7 (0.99%) Apache
15 5 (0.71%) WebLogic
16 3 (0.42%) Confluence
Applications
1 117 (16.55%) MS Excel
2 28 (3.96%) MS Office
3 7 (0.99%) MS Visio
4 6 (0.85%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 20 (2.83%) Remedy ITSM
2 5 (0.71%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.57%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.42%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 64 (9.05%) Microsoft Azure
2 30 (4.24%) Amazon AWS
3 15 (2.12%) Office 365
4 3 (0.42%) Google Apps
5 1 (0.14%) SaaS
5 1 (0.14%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 201 (28.43%) DNS
2 165 (23.34%) DHCP
3 112 (15.84%) SAN
4 57 (8.06%) TCP/IP
5 52 (7.36%) FTP
6 44 (6.22%) WAN
7 41 (5.80%) NAS
8 40 (5.66%) Firewall
9 34 (4.81%) LAN
10 30 (4.24%) Internet
10 30 (4.24%) NetScaler
11 18 (2.55%) VPN
12 16 (2.26%) Cisco ASA
13 11 (1.56%) VLAN
13 11 (1.56%) Reverse Proxy
14 10 (1.41%) LDAP
15 8 (1.13%) iSCSI
16 7 (0.99%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
17 6 (0.85%) BIG-IP
17 6 (0.85%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 138 (19.52%) SQL Server
2 59 (8.35%) SQL Server 2008
3 40 (5.66%) SQL Server 2012
4 25 (3.54%) SQL Server 2005
5 9 (1.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 9 (1.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 7 (0.99%) OLTP
7 5 (0.71%) SQL Server 2000
7 5 (0.71%) Oracle Database
8 4 (0.57%) Data Warehouse
9 3 (0.42%) NoSQL
10 2 (0.28%) MySQL
10 2 (0.28%) Couchbase
10 2 (0.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 2 (0.28%) Hadoop
11 1 (0.14%) MariaDB
11 1 (0.14%) Relational Database
11 1 (0.14%) MS Access
11 1 (0.14%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 15 (2.12%) Visual Studio
2 7 (0.99%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 4 (0.57%) Git (software)
4 3 (0.42%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (0.42%) ClearCase
4 3 (0.42%) Subversion
4 3 (0.42%) JIRA
5 2 (0.28%) Fiddler
5 2 (0.28%) MSI
5 2 (0.28%) InstallShield
5 2 (0.28%) AdminStudio
5 2 (0.28%) StyleCop
5 2 (0.28%) Cucumber
5 2 (0.28%) SpecFlow
5 2 (0.28%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.14%) NUnit
General
1 80 (11.32%) Finance
2 29 (4.10%) Banking
3 21 (2.97%) Legal
4 20 (2.83%) Telecoms
5 16 (2.26%) Law
5 16 (2.26%) Retail
6 13 (1.84%) Publishing
7 9 (1.27%) Games
8 7 (0.99%) Financial Institution
9 6 (0.85%) Investment Banking
9 6 (0.85%) Local Government
10 5 (0.71%) Manufacturing
11 4 (0.57%) German Language
12 3 (0.42%) Online Betting
12 3 (0.42%) Marketing
12 3 (0.42%) Electronics
13 1 (0.14%) Advertising
13 1 (0.14%) Dutch Language
13 1 (0.14%) French Language
13 1 (0.14%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 132 (18.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 89 (12.59%) Consultant
3 71 (10.04%) Administrator
4 62 (8.77%) Analyst
5 48 (6.79%) Architect
6 41 (5.80%) Systems Administrator
7 40 (5.66%) Server Engineer
8 37 (5.23%) Support Engineer
9 30 (4.24%) 3rd Line Support
10 29 (4.10%) Wintel Engineer
11 27 (3.82%) Web Engineer
12 22 (3.11%) Support Analyst
13 19 (2.69%) DBA
13 19 (2.69%) Web Infrastructure Engineer
14 18 (2.55%) Operations Manager
14 18 (2.55%) SQL DBA
15 17 (2.40%) Systems Manager
15 17 (2.40%) Technical Architect
15 17 (2.40%) Wintel Analyst
15 17 (2.40%) SCCM Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (5.09%) Web Services
2 35 (4.95%) .NET
3 21 (2.97%) XML
4 17 (2.40%) Application Packaging
5 10 (1.41%) Middleware
6 9 (1.27%) HTML
7 8 (1.13%) DCOM
8 7 (0.99%) REST
9 6 (0.85%) SAP PI
9 6 (0.85%) HTML5
9 6 (0.85%) ADO.NET
10 5 (0.71%) SOAP
11 3 (0.42%) Software Packaging
11 3 (0.42%) MSMQ
12 2 (0.28%) OLE
12 2 (0.28%) OLE DB
13 1 (0.14%) LAMP
13 1 (0.14%) XMPP
13 1 (0.14%) .NET Framework
13 1 (0.14%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 84 (11.88%) Clustering
2 31 (4.38%) PKI
3 29 (4.10%) Replication
4 27 (3.82%) Blackberry
5 21 (2.97%) Analytical Skills
6 13 (1.84%) CMDB
7 12 (1.70%) Management Information System
8 9 (1.27%) Thin Client
8 9 (1.27%) CESG
8 9 (1.27%) Fat Client
9 7 (0.99%) Online Games
9 7 (0.99%) Computer Science
10 6 (0.85%) Video Conferencing
10 6 (0.85%) Enterprise Software
10 6 (0.85%) CLARiiON
10 6 (0.85%) Client/Server
11 5 (0.71%) Mainframe
12 4 (0.57%) CESG CLAS
12 4 (0.57%) iPad
13 3 (0.42%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 503 (71.15%) Windows
2 230 (32.53%) Windows Server 2008
3 161 (22.77%) Windows Server 2012
4 144 (20.37%) Windows Server 2003
5 50 (7.07%) Windows 7
6 44 (6.22%) Linux
7 31 (4.38%) Windows XP
7 31 (4.38%) UNIX
8 19 (2.69%) Windows 2000
9 17 (2.40%) Windows 2000 Server
9 17 (2.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 10 (1.41%) Windows NT
11 9 (1.27%) Windows 8
12 8 (1.13%) Solaris
13 3 (0.42%) Android
13 3 (0.42%) Ubuntu
14 2 (0.28%) SUSE
14 2 (0.28%) CentOS
14 2 (0.28%) AIX
14 2 (0.28%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 176 (24.89%) ITIL
2 65 (9.19%) E-Commerce
3 64 (9.05%) Migration
4 48 (6.79%) Service Delivery
5 41 (5.80%) Project Management
6 39 (5.52%) Change Management
7 37 (5.23%) Disaster Recovery
8 35 (4.95%) ITSM
8 35 (4.95%) Capacity Planning
9 29 (4.10%) Service Management
10 27 (3.82%) Incident Management
11 26 (3.68%) Load Balancing
11 26 (3.68%) Performance Monitoring
12 25 (3.54%) Performance Tuning
13 24 (3.39%) Configuration Management
14 22 (3.11%) Capacity Management
15 19 (2.69%) Business Continuity
16 17 (2.40%) Root Cause Analysis
17 15 (2.12%) DevOps
18 14 (1.98%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 184 (26.03%) PowerShell
2 130 (18.39%) SQL
3 53 (7.50%) VBScript
4 23 (3.25%) T-SQL
5 22 (3.11%) VB
6 21 (2.97%) C#
7 18 (2.55%) Shell Script
8 13 (1.84%) Perl
9 11 (1.56%) Python
10 8 (1.13%) Java
11 7 (0.99%) JavaScript
12 5 (0.71%) C++
13 4 (0.57%) C
14 3 (0.42%) Ruby
15 2 (0.28%) PHP
16 1 (0.14%) Bash Shell
16 1 (0.14%) VBA
Qualifications
1 103 (14.57%) Microsoft Certification
2 87 (12.31%) Security Cleared
3 76 (10.75%) MCSE
4 55 (7.78%) SC Cleared
5 36 (5.09%) DV Cleared
6 32 (4.53%) Degree
7 30 (4.24%) MCITP
8 28 (3.96%) MCP
9 18 (2.55%) MCTS
10 14 (1.98%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 11 (1.56%) Cisco Certification
11 11 (1.56%) MCSA
12 10 (1.41%) Citrix Certification
13 7 (0.99%) CCA
13 7 (0.99%) ITIL Certification
14 6 (0.85%) CCNA
15 5 (0.71%) VCP5
16 4 (0.57%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
17 3 (0.42%) PRINCE2 Certification
17 3 (0.42%) CCEA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 64 (9.05%) SLA
2 6 (0.85%) GPG13
3 3 (0.42%) ISO 9001
3 3 (0.42%) BS7799
3 3 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.14%) QA
4 1 (0.14%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 383 (54.17%) Active Directory
2 123 (17.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 111 (15.70%) Hyper-V
4 79 (11.17%) vSphere
5 68 (9.62%) XenApp
6 51 (7.21%) VMware ESX
7 43 (6.08%) XenDesktop
8 35 (4.95%) ISA Server
9 28 (3.96%) UAG
10 27 (3.82%) Microsoft App-V
11 26 (3.68%) XenServer
12 25 (3.54%) VMware ESXi
13 20 (2.83%) Forefront TMG
14 18 (2.55%) Terminal Services
15 15 (2.12%) vCloud
16 11 (1.56%) Veritas Cluster Server
17 9 (1.27%) Microsoft Virtual Server
18 8 (1.13%) NFS
19 6 (0.85%) MetaFrame
19 6 (0.85%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 412 (58.27%) SCCM
2 70 (9.90%) SCOrch
3 45 (6.36%) SCSM
4 39 (5.52%) SCVMM
5 37 (5.23%) NetBackup
6 34 (4.81%) HP SIM
7 18 (2.55%) WSUS
7 18 (2.55%) WMI
8 17 (2.40%) SCDPM
9 16 (2.26%) BMC PATROL
10 15 (2.12%) MOM
10 15 (2.12%) Netcool
10 15 (2.12%) Netcool/OMNIbus
10 15 (2.12%) Puppet
10 15 (2.12%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 14 (1.98%) McAfee ePO
12 13 (1.84%) EdgeSight
13 12 (1.70%) Backup Exec
14 11 (1.56%) Forefront Identity Manager
15 10 (1.41%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 360 (50.92%) Microsoft
2 222 (31.40%) VMware
3 138 (19.52%) Citrix
4 101 (14.29%) HP
5 70 (9.90%) Cisco
6 57 (8.06%) Symantec
7 50 (7.07%) BMC
8 47 (6.65%) EMC
9 44 (6.22%) IBM
10 41 (5.80%) Remedy
11 40 (5.66%) SolarWinds
12 38 (5.37%) Dell
13 32 (4.53%) NetApp
14 29 (4.10%) McAfee
15 24 (3.39%) Akamai
16 23 (3.25%) Oracle
17 22 (3.11%) F5
18 21 (2.97%) Sophos
19 19 (2.69%) AppSense
20 17 (2.40%) Veeam
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