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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM)
Rank 321 278 334
Rank change year-on-year
-43 +56
Contract jobs citing SCOM 295 330 260
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.58% 0.68% 0.49%
As % of the Systems Management category 7.51% 9.15% 7.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 174 161 145
Average daily rate
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£361 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.21% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £240 £227
10% offered a daily rate of more than £481 £440 £461
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 25 12
Average hourly rate £25.00 £31.56 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.77% +5.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £23.00 £13.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.57 £35.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.25 £31.56 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-10.47% +5.18%
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
3928 3608 3564
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 7.71% 7.41% 6.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 2301 2097 1892
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 £240 £210 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £315
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +6.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 142 147 165
Average hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.55% +12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £12.99 £11.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.06 £40.57 £36.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £20.75 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-6.02% +6.41%

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 22 August 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 22 August 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 22 August 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 +23 126 £391 +3.50% 25
South East -73 58 £325 - 17
East of England -15 26 £350 -12.50% 7
North West 0 25 £275 -2.65% 6
South West -19 22 £388 -3.12% 15
West Midlands -14 13 £285 -43.00% 4
Yorkshire +4 12 £288 -11.53% 4
East Midlands -2 8 £288 +15.00% 5
North East -19 1 £260 -
Midlands - - - -
SCOM
UK

SCOM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 August 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.

1 399 (74.58%) Windows
2 344 (64.30%) SCCM
3 297 (55.51%) Active Directory
4 290 (54.21%) Microsoft
5 225 (42.06%) Windows Server 2008
6 195 (36.45%) VMware
7 145 (27.10%) Windows Server 2003
8 139 (25.98%) Windows Server 2012
9 137 (25.61%) DNS
10 136 (25.42%) PowerShell
11 123 (22.99%) ITIL
12 121 (22.62%) Citrix
13 119 (22.24%) SQL
14 118 (22.06%) MS Exchange
15 115 (21.50%) DHCP
16 110 (20.56%) SQL Server
17 109 (20.37%) Hyper-V
18 106 (19.81%) VMware Infrastructure
18 106 (19.81%) HP
19 101 (18.88%) MS Excel
20 98 (18.32%) SAN
21 93 (17.38%) Microsoft Certification
22 92 (17.20%) Clustering
23 77 (14.39%) Security Cleared
24 73 (13.64%) SharePoint
25 71 (13.27%) Finance
26 68 (12.71%) IIS
27 65 (12.15%) Cisco
28 63 (11.78%) Exchange Server 2010
29 60 (11.21%) Migration

SCOM
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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
1 118 (22.06%) MS Exchange
2 73 (13.64%) SharePoint
3 68 (12.71%) IIS
4 63 (11.78%) Exchange Server 2010
5 39 (7.29%) Lync
6 38 (7.10%) Exchange Server 2007
7 30 (5.61%) Exchange Server 2013
8 29 (5.42%) Exchange Server 2003
9 23 (4.30%) SharePoint 2010
10 10 (1.87%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 8 (1.50%) Lotus Domino
11 8 (1.50%) SharePoint 2013
12 6 (1.12%) BizTalk Server
12 6 (1.12%) IBM Notes
12 6 (1.12%) Tomcat
13 5 (0.93%) WebLogic
13 5 (0.93%) SharePoint Server
13 5 (0.93%) JOnAS
14 4 (0.75%) Office Communications Server
14 4 (0.75%) Apache
Applications
1 101 (18.88%) MS Excel
2 19 (3.55%) MS Office
3 9 (1.68%) InfoPath
4 2 (0.37%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.37%) MS Project
5 1 (0.19%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 23 (4.30%) Remedy ITSM
2 8 (1.50%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.56%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.37%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 12 (2.24%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (1.31%) Office 365
3 4 (0.75%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.37%) SaaS
4 2 (0.37%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 137 (25.61%) DNS
2 115 (21.50%) DHCP
3 98 (18.32%) SAN
4 56 (10.47%) TCP/IP
5 40 (7.48%) Firewall
6 38 (7.10%) WAN
7 35 (6.54%) LAN
8 20 (3.74%) Internet
9 19 (3.55%) FTP
10 12 (2.24%) IPsec
10 12 (2.24%) VPN
10 12 (2.24%) HTTP
11 11 (2.06%) SMTP
12 10 (1.87%) LDAP
13 9 (1.68%) VoIP
13 9 (1.68%) NAS
13 9 (1.68%) VLAN
14 8 (1.50%) Cisco ASA
14 8 (1.50%) Network Security
14 8 (1.50%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 110 (20.56%) SQL Server
2 40 (7.48%) SQL Server 2008
3 30 (5.61%) SQL Server 2005
4 19 (3.55%) Oracle Database
5 17 (3.18%) SQL Server 2012
6 14 (2.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 13 (2.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 11 (2.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 9 (1.68%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 8 (1.50%) SQL Server 2000
11 7 (1.31%) Relational Database
11 7 (1.31%) RDBMS
12 6 (1.12%) MySQL
13 5 (0.93%) Sybase ASE
14 4 (0.75%) Oracle Database 11g
14 4 (0.75%) Sybase IQ
14 4 (0.75%) Oracle Database 10g
15 3 (0.56%) DTS
15 3 (0.56%) Hadoop
16 1 (0.19%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 8 (1.50%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 7 (1.31%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 6 (1.12%) Visual Studio
4 5 (0.93%) ClearCase
5 4 (0.75%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (0.75%) MSI
6 3 (0.56%) InstallShield
6 3 (0.56%) AdminStudio
6 3 (0.56%) Git (software)
7 2 (0.37%) Subversion
7 2 (0.37%) NUnit
7 2 (0.37%) JUnit
General
1 71 (13.27%) Finance
2 22 (4.11%) Banking
3 14 (2.62%) Financial Institution
4 11 (2.06%) Telecoms
5 10 (1.87%) Legal
6 8 (1.50%) Local Government
7 7 (1.31%) Law
7 7 (1.31%) Investment Banking
8 6 (1.12%) Retail
8 6 (1.12%) Games
8 6 (1.12%) Publishing
9 4 (0.75%) German Language
10 3 (0.56%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.19%) Dutch Language
11 1 (0.19%) French Language
11 1 (0.19%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 99 (18.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 65 (12.15%) Consultant
3 55 (10.28%) Administrator
4 41 (7.66%) Analyst
5 40 (7.48%) Systems Administrator
6 36 (6.73%) Architect
7 33 (6.17%) Wintel Engineer
8 32 (5.98%) Server Engineer
9 23 (4.30%) DBA
10 22 (4.11%) Support Engineer
11 19 (3.55%) SCCM Engineer
11 19 (3.55%) SQL DBA
12 18 (3.36%) Systems Engineer
13 16 (2.99%) Infrastructure Architect
14 13 (2.43%) Deployment Engineer
14 13 (2.43%) Senior Systems Administrator
15 12 (2.24%) Operations Analyst
15 12 (2.24%) Project Manager
15 12 (2.24%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
16 11 (2.06%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (3.74%) .NET
2 17 (3.18%) Application Packaging
3 12 (2.24%) Middleware
4 11 (2.06%) Web Services
4 11 (2.06%) XML
5 10 (1.87%) DCOM
6 8 (1.50%) Windows SharePoint Services
6 8 (1.50%) HTML
7 6 (1.12%) HTML5
7 6 (1.12%) ADO.NET
8 3 (0.56%) XMPP
9 2 (0.37%) JSON
9 2 (0.37%) .NET Framework
9 2 (0.37%) jQuery
9 2 (0.37%) Software Packaging
9 2 (0.37%) ASP.NET MVC
9 2 (0.37%) JAXB
9 2 (0.37%) ASP.NET
9 2 (0.37%) CSS
9 2 (0.37%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 92 (17.20%) Clustering
2 30 (5.61%) Blackberry
3 27 (5.05%) PKI
4 18 (3.36%) Replication
5 14 (2.62%) Hedge funds
6 12 (2.24%) CMDB
7 11 (2.06%) Management Information System
8 9 (1.68%) Computer Science
9 7 (1.31%) Enterprise Software
10 6 (1.12%) Mathematics
10 6 (1.12%) NHS
11 5 (0.93%) Online Games
12 4 (0.75%) CESG
12 4 (0.75%) Statistics
12 4 (0.75%) Client/Server
13 2 (0.37%) Fat Client
13 2 (0.37%) Open Source
13 2 (0.37%) Thin Client
14 1 (0.19%) Firmware
14 1 (0.19%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 399 (74.58%) Windows
2 225 (42.06%) Windows Server 2008
3 145 (27.10%) Windows Server 2003
4 139 (25.98%) Windows Server 2012
5 57 (10.65%) Windows 7
6 38 (7.10%) Linux
7 34 (6.36%) UNIX
8 26 (4.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 25 (4.67%) Windows XP
10 12 (2.24%) Windows 2000 Server
11 11 (2.06%) Windows 8
12 10 (1.87%) Solaris
13 9 (1.68%) Windows 2000
14 7 (1.31%) Windows NT
15 6 (1.12%) CentOS
16 3 (0.56%) Windows Vista
17 2 (0.37%) VMS
17 2 (0.37%) NetWare
17 2 (0.37%) AIX
18 1 (0.19%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 123 (22.99%) ITIL
2 60 (11.21%) Migration
3 30 (5.61%) Change Management
3 30 (5.61%) Disaster Recovery
4 29 (5.42%) Project Management
5 27 (5.05%) Service Delivery
6 25 (4.67%) ITSM
7 24 (4.49%) Capacity Planning
8 22 (4.11%) User Acceptance Testing
8 22 (4.11%) Capacity Management
9 19 (3.55%) Performance Tuning
10 17 (3.18%) E-Commerce
10 17 (3.18%) Asset Management
11 16 (2.99%) Incident Management
11 16 (2.99%) Business Continuity
12 15 (2.80%) Configuration Management
12 15 (2.80%) Data Protection
13 14 (2.62%) Network Monitoring
14 12 (2.24%) High Availability
15 11 (2.06%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 136 (25.42%) PowerShell
2 119 (22.24%) SQL
3 27 (5.05%) VBScript
4 20 (3.74%) T-SQL
4 20 (3.74%) Perl
5 15 (2.80%) VB
6 14 (2.62%) Shell Script
7 12 (2.24%) JavaScript
8 9 (1.68%) Python
8 9 (1.68%) C#
9 6 (1.12%) Java
9 6 (1.12%) C
10 4 (0.75%) PHP
11 2 (0.37%) XPath
12 1 (0.19%) VBA
Qualifications
1 93 (17.38%) Microsoft Certification
2 77 (14.39%) Security Cleared
3 58 (10.84%) MCSE
4 43 (8.04%) SC Cleared
5 35 (6.54%) MCITP
6 31 (5.79%) DV Cleared
7 23 (4.30%) MCTS
8 22 (4.11%) Degree
9 20 (3.74%) MCP
10 17 (3.18%) MCSA
11 4 (0.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 4 (0.75%) ITIL Certification
11 4 (0.75%) CCA
11 4 (0.75%) Citrix Certification
12 3 (0.56%) OCP
12 3 (0.56%) Oracle Certification
12 3 (0.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 3 (0.56%) RHCE
12 3 (0.56%) BC Cleared
12 3 (0.56%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (9.91%) SLA
2 6 (1.12%) GPG13
3 5 (0.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.75%) QA
5 3 (0.56%) ISO 9001
5 3 (0.56%) BS7799
6 1 (0.19%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 297 (55.51%) Active Directory
2 109 (20.37%) Hyper-V
3 106 (19.81%) VMware Infrastructure
4 55 (10.28%) vSphere
5 48 (8.97%) XenApp
6 27 (5.05%) VMware ESX
6 27 (5.05%) XenServer
7 21 (3.93%) VMware ESXi
7 21 (3.93%) UAG
8 17 (3.18%) XenDesktop
9 16 (2.99%) Microsoft App-V
10 15 (2.80%) ISA Server
11 14 (2.62%) vCloud
12 13 (2.43%) Forefront TMG
13 12 (2.24%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 11 (2.06%) Terminal Services
15 7 (1.31%) Oracle RMAN
16 5 (0.93%) MetaFrame
16 5 (0.93%) NFS
16 5 (0.93%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 344 (64.30%) SCCM
2 45 (8.41%) SCOrch
3 35 (6.54%) SCVMM
4 31 (5.79%) NetBackup
5 29 (5.42%) SCSM
6 26 (4.86%) HP SIM
7 20 (3.74%) Control-M
7 20 (3.74%) MOM
8 19 (3.55%) Nagios
8 19 (3.55%) BMC PATROL
9 17 (3.18%) WSUS
9 17 (3.18%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 16 (2.99%) WMI
11 13 (2.43%) Backup Exec
12 12 (2.24%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 12 (2.24%) SCDPM
12 12 (2.24%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
13 9 (1.68%) SAP Afaria
13 9 (1.68%) SolarWinds Orion
14 8 (1.50%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
Vendors
1 290 (54.21%) Microsoft
2 195 (36.45%) VMware
3 121 (22.62%) Citrix
4 106 (19.81%) HP
5 65 (12.15%) Cisco
6 49 (9.16%) BMC
7 42 (7.85%) SolarWinds
8 38 (7.10%) Symantec
9 33 (6.17%) Remedy
10 30 (5.61%) Oracle
11 28 (5.23%) EMC
12 27 (5.05%) Altiris
13 25 (4.67%) NetApp
14 24 (4.49%) McAfee
15 22 (4.11%) Red Hat
15 22 (4.11%) Dell
16 20 (3.74%) Intel
16 20 (3.74%) F5
17 18 (3.36%) Veritas
17 18 (3.36%) Sophos
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