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 18 September 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM)
Rank 304 280 346
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +66
Contract jobs citing SCOM 329 316 247
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.63% 0.66% 0.47%
As % of the Systems Management category 8.20% 9.17% 7.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 198 172 146
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£363 £335 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.20% -8.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £215 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £468
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £334
% change year-on-year
+7.53% -2.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 24 14
Average hourly rate £27.00 £32.03 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.69% +6.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £23.00 £12.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.20 £40.57 £34.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.25 £32.03 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-8.67% +6.75%
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
4013 3446 3434
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 7.69% 7.25% 6.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 2396 2072 1830
Average daily rate £400 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £313
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +8.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 148 152 161
Average hourly rate £21.73 £22.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.42% +15.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £13.58 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.50 £18.25
% change year-on-year
-4.25% +28.76%

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 18 September 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 18 September 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 18 September 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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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 -4 124 £400 +8.84% 26
South East -30 78 £363 +11.53% 21
East of England +8 45 £350 -12.50% 4
North West -19 22 £275 +14.58% 9
West Midlands +1 21 £275 -37.14% 4
South West -28 14 £394 +43.18% 24
Yorkshire +13 12 £335 - 1
East Midlands 0 8 £318 +27.00% 4
North East -39 1 £260 -
Midlands - - - -
SCOM
UK

SCOM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 September 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.

1 419 (74.16%) Windows
2 350 (61.95%) SCCM
3 317 (56.11%) Active Directory
4 304 (53.81%) Microsoft
5 218 (38.58%) Windows Server 2008
6 194 (34.34%) VMware
7 150 (26.55%) Windows Server 2012
8 149 (26.37%) Windows Server 2003
9 147 (26.02%) DNS
10 144 (25.49%) PowerShell
11 126 (22.30%) ITIL
12 125 (22.12%) SQL
13 123 (21.77%) DHCP
14 117 (20.71%) Citrix
15 113 (20.00%) MS Excel
16 112 (19.82%) SQL Server
17 110 (19.47%) MS Exchange
18 106 (18.76%) HP
18 106 (18.76%) SAN
18 106 (18.76%) Hyper-V
19 100 (17.70%) VMware Infrastructure
20 97 (17.17%) Microsoft Certification
21 91 (16.11%) Clustering
22 82 (14.51%) Finance
23 81 (14.34%) IIS
24 80 (14.16%) Security Cleared
25 68 (12.04%) Migration
26 66 (11.68%) SharePoint
27 65 (11.50%) Cisco
28 60 (10.62%) MCSE

SCOM
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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
1 110 (19.47%) MS Exchange
2 81 (14.34%) IIS
3 66 (11.68%) SharePoint
4 51 (9.03%) Exchange Server 2010
5 40 (7.08%) Lync
6 35 (6.19%) Exchange Server 2007
7 30 (5.31%) Exchange Server 2003
8 29 (5.13%) Exchange Server 2013
9 23 (4.07%) SharePoint 2010
10 11 (1.95%) SharePoint 2013
11 9 (1.59%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 8 (1.42%) BizTalk Server
13 6 (1.06%) Tomcat
13 6 (1.06%) WebLogic
13 6 (1.06%) SharePoint Server
14 4 (0.71%) JOnAS
14 4 (0.71%) Apache
14 4 (0.71%) Office Communications Server
15 2 (0.35%) OpenStack
15 2 (0.35%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 113 (20.00%) MS Excel
2 22 (3.89%) MS Office
3 4 (0.71%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.53%) MS Project
4 3 (0.53%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.18%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 20 (3.54%) Remedy ITSM
2 9 (1.59%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.53%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.35%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 23 (4.07%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (1.59%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (1.24%) Office 365
4 3 (0.53%) Google Apps
5 2 (0.35%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 147 (26.02%) DNS
2 123 (21.77%) DHCP
3 106 (18.76%) SAN
4 59 (10.44%) TCP/IP
5 41 (7.26%) Firewall
6 39 (6.90%) WAN
7 31 (5.49%) LAN
8 26 (4.60%) FTP
9 17 (3.01%) Internet
10 15 (2.65%) VPN
11 13 (2.30%) VLAN
11 13 (2.30%) NAS
12 12 (2.12%) IPsec
13 10 (1.77%) LDAP
14 9 (1.59%) Cisco ASA
15 8 (1.42%) Wireless
15 8 (1.42%) NetScaler
15 8 (1.42%) Reverse Proxy
16 6 (1.06%) Network Security
16 6 (1.06%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 112 (19.82%) SQL Server
2 41 (7.26%) SQL Server 2008
3 20 (3.54%) SQL Server 2012
4 17 (3.01%) Oracle Database
4 17 (3.01%) SQL Server 2005
5 14 (2.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 11 (1.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 11 (1.95%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 8 (1.42%) SQL Server 2000
8 7 (1.24%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 7 (1.24%) RDBMS
8 7 (1.24%) Relational Database
9 5 (0.88%) MySQL
10 4 (0.71%) Oracle Database 10g
10 4 (0.71%) Oracle Database 11g
10 4 (0.71%) Sybase IQ
10 4 (0.71%) Sybase ASE
11 3 (0.53%) OLTP
11 3 (0.53%) DTS
11 3 (0.53%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 11 (1.95%) Visual Studio
2 8 (1.42%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 7 (1.24%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 5 (0.88%) ClearCase
5 4 (0.71%) MSI
6 3 (0.53%) InstallShield
6 3 (0.53%) AdminStudio
6 3 (0.53%) Git (software)
6 3 (0.53%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (0.35%) JUnit
7 2 (0.35%) NUnit
7 2 (0.35%) Subversion
8 1 (0.18%) JIRA
General
1 82 (14.51%) Finance
2 23 (4.07%) Banking
3 14 (2.48%) Legal
4 12 (2.12%) Financial Institution
4 12 (2.12%) Telecoms
5 10 (1.77%) Law
6 9 (1.59%) Local Government
7 8 (1.42%) Publishing
8 7 (1.24%) Retail
9 6 (1.06%) Investment Banking
10 5 (0.88%) Games
11 4 (0.71%) German Language
12 2 (0.35%) Manufacturing
13 1 (0.18%) Advertising
13 1 (0.18%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 106 (18.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 68 (12.04%) Consultant
3 59 (10.44%) Administrator
4 48 (8.50%) Analyst
5 44 (7.79%) Systems Administrator
6 41 (7.26%) Architect
7 40 (7.08%) Server Engineer
8 30 (5.31%) Wintel Engineer
9 27 (4.78%) DBA
10 25 (4.42%) Support Engineer
11 22 (3.89%) SQL DBA
12 20 (3.54%) Systems Engineer
13 17 (3.01%) SCCM Engineer
14 15 (2.65%) Technical Architect
15 14 (2.48%) Infrastructure Architect
15 14 (2.48%) Operations Analyst
15 14 (2.48%) Senior Systems Administrator
16 12 (2.12%) SQL Server DBA
16 12 (2.12%) 3rd Line Support
17 11 (1.95%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (4.07%) .NET
2 17 (3.01%) Web Services
3 16 (2.83%) XML
4 15 (2.65%) Application Packaging
5 12 (2.12%) Middleware
6 10 (1.77%) DCOM
7 8 (1.42%) HTML
8 6 (1.06%) ADO.NET
8 6 (1.06%) HTML5
9 3 (0.53%) .NET Framework
9 3 (0.53%) XMPP
10 2 (0.35%) Windows SharePoint Services
10 2 (0.35%) JAXB
10 2 (0.35%) Software Packaging
10 2 (0.35%) jQuery
10 2 (0.35%) ASP.NET
10 2 (0.35%) CSS
10 2 (0.35%) SOAP
10 2 (0.35%) XSLT
10 2 (0.35%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 91 (16.11%) Clustering
2 26 (4.60%) PKI
2 26 (4.60%) Analytical Skills
3 20 (3.54%) Blackberry
4 18 (3.19%) Replication
5 12 (2.12%) CMDB
5 12 (2.12%) Hedge funds
6 11 (1.95%) Management Information System
7 10 (1.77%) Computer Science
8 7 (1.24%) Enterprise Software
9 6 (1.06%) Mathematics
10 5 (0.88%) CESG
10 5 (0.88%) Client/Server
10 5 (0.88%) Online Games
11 4 (0.71%) Fat Client
11 4 (0.71%) NHS
11 4 (0.71%) Statistics
11 4 (0.71%) Thin Client
12 3 (0.53%) Mainframe
13 2 (0.35%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 419 (74.16%) Windows
2 218 (38.58%) Windows Server 2008
3 150 (26.55%) Windows Server 2012
4 149 (26.37%) Windows Server 2003
5 53 (9.38%) Windows 7
6 43 (7.61%) Linux
7 38 (6.73%) UNIX
8 22 (3.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 16 (2.83%) Windows XP
10 13 (2.30%) Windows 2000 Server
11 11 (1.95%) Windows 2000
12 10 (1.77%) Windows NT
12 10 (1.77%) Solaris
13 9 (1.59%) Windows 8
14 5 (0.88%) CentOS
15 4 (0.71%) AIX
16 3 (0.53%) Windows Vista
17 2 (0.35%) VMS
18 1 (0.18%) Android
18 1 (0.18%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 126 (22.30%) ITIL
2 68 (12.04%) Migration
3 36 (6.37%) Change Management
4 35 (6.19%) Disaster Recovery
5 28 (4.96%) E-Commerce
5 28 (4.96%) Service Delivery
6 27 (4.78%) Performance Tuning
7 23 (4.07%) ITSM
7 23 (4.07%) Project Management
7 23 (4.07%) User Acceptance Testing
8 22 (3.89%) Business Continuity
8 22 (3.89%) Capacity Planning
9 19 (3.36%) Capacity Management
9 19 (3.36%) Configuration Management
10 16 (2.83%) Incident Management
10 16 (2.83%) Load Balancing
10 16 (2.83%) Root Cause Analysis
11 14 (2.48%) Network Monitoring
11 14 (2.48%) Service Management
11 14 (2.48%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 144 (25.49%) PowerShell
2 125 (22.12%) SQL
3 31 (5.49%) VBScript
4 23 (4.07%) T-SQL
5 22 (3.89%) Perl
6 17 (3.01%) VB
7 16 (2.83%) Shell Script
8 12 (2.12%) Python
8 12 (2.12%) JavaScript
9 9 (1.59%) C#
10 8 (1.42%) C
11 7 (1.24%) Java
12 4 (0.71%) PHP
13 3 (0.53%) Ruby
14 2 (0.35%) XPath
15 1 (0.18%) VBA
Qualifications
1 97 (17.17%) Microsoft Certification
2 80 (14.16%) Security Cleared
3 60 (10.62%) MCSE
4 44 (7.79%) SC Cleared
5 30 (5.31%) DV Cleared
5 30 (5.31%) MCITP
6 27 (4.78%) Degree
7 22 (3.89%) MCP
8 21 (3.72%) MCTS
9 16 (2.83%) MCSA
10 5 (0.88%) ITIL Certification
10 5 (0.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 4 (0.71%) CCA
11 4 (0.71%) Citrix Certification
12 3 (0.53%) Cisco Certification
12 3 (0.53%) CCNA
12 3 (0.53%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 3 (0.53%) BC Cleared
13 2 (0.35%) Microsoft Certified Architect
13 2 (0.35%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (9.73%) SLA
2 6 (1.06%) GPG13
3 5 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.71%) QA
5 3 (0.53%) BS7799
5 3 (0.53%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.18%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 317 (56.11%) Active Directory
2 106 (18.76%) Hyper-V
3 100 (17.70%) VMware Infrastructure
4 57 (10.09%) vSphere
5 53 (9.38%) XenApp
6 33 (5.84%) VMware ESX
7 28 (4.96%) UAG
8 27 (4.78%) XenServer
9 24 (4.25%) ISA Server
10 23 (4.07%) XenDesktop
11 20 (3.54%) VMware ESXi
12 18 (3.19%) Forefront TMG
13 14 (2.48%) Terminal Services
14 13 (2.30%) Microsoft App-V
15 10 (1.77%) Citrix Presentation Server
16 8 (1.42%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 6 (1.06%) Oracle RMAN
17 6 (1.06%) vCloud
18 5 (0.88%) NFS
18 5 (0.88%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 350 (61.95%) SCCM
2 51 (9.03%) SCOrch
3 33 (5.84%) NetBackup
4 31 (5.49%) SCSM
5 30 (5.31%) SCVMM
6 29 (5.13%) HP SIM
7 23 (4.07%) Control-M
8 21 (3.72%) BMC PATROL
9 20 (3.54%) MOM
10 19 (3.36%) Nagios
11 18 (3.19%) Forefront Identity Manager
12 17 (3.01%) WSUS
13 16 (2.83%) WMI
14 13 (2.30%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
15 12 (2.12%) Backup Exec
16 11 (1.95%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
17 10 (1.77%) SAP Afaria
17 10 (1.77%) SolarWinds Orion
17 10 (1.77%) McAfee ePO
18 9 (1.59%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
Vendors
1 304 (53.81%) Microsoft
2 194 (34.34%) VMware
3 117 (20.71%) Citrix
4 106 (18.76%) HP
5 65 (11.50%) Cisco
6 52 (9.20%) BMC
7 51 (9.03%) SolarWinds
8 38 (6.73%) Symantec
9 35 (6.19%) EMC
10 31 (5.49%) Remedy
11 27 (4.78%) Oracle
12 26 (4.60%) Dell
12 26 (4.60%) McAfee
13 25 (4.42%) Intel
13 25 (4.42%) Altiris
14 22 (3.89%) NetApp
15 21 (3.72%) F5
16 19 (3.36%) Red Hat
17 17 (3.01%) Veritas
17 17 (3.01%) Sophos
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