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 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM)
Rank 290 281 259
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -22
Contract jobs citing SCOM 317 283 283
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.69% 0.64% 0.69%
As % of the Systems Management category 8.31% 8.65% 10.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 197 177 129
Average daily rate
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£400 £355 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.67% -2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £491 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £336 £304
% change year-on-year
+15.98% +10.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 13 49
Average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.45% -11.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £21.56 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £31.54 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £30.75
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -10.56%
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
3816 3270 2724
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 8.26% 7.35% 6.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 2345 1941 1497
Average daily rate £425 £395 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.73% +5.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £334 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.61% -4.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 122 137 198
Average hourly rate £21.00 £21.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -16.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.80 £13.01
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £32.50 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £21.00 £25.75
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -18.44%

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 26 January 2015.

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 26 January 2015.

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 26 January 2015. 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 -22 101 £425 +11.47% 28
South East -3 88 £400 +14.12% 17
East of England +37 53 £425 +41.66% 7
West Midlands +19 23 £250 -28.57% 3
North West -5 20 £250 +17.64% 2
South West -32 10 £350 - 18
Yorkshire -2 9 £380 +68.88% 5
East Midlands +5 8 £238 -36.66% 5
North East -17 2 £275 -11.29%
Midlands - - - -
SCOM
UK

SCOM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, 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.

1 480 (70.28%) Windows
2 382 (55.93%) SCCM
3 357 (52.27%) Active Directory
4 342 (50.07%) Microsoft
5 219 (32.06%) Windows Server 2008
6 207 (30.31%) VMware
7 185 (27.09%) PowerShell
8 179 (26.21%) DNS
9 176 (25.77%) ITIL
10 156 (22.84%) Windows Server 2012
11 151 (22.11%) DHCP
12 142 (20.79%) Windows Server 2003
13 132 (19.33%) Citrix
14 127 (18.59%) SQL Server
15 125 (18.30%) SQL
16 113 (16.54%) IIS
17 111 (16.25%) VMware Infrastructure
18 107 (15.67%) SAN
19 106 (15.52%) MS Exchange
20 102 (14.93%) Hyper-V
21 101 (14.79%) MS Excel
22 99 (14.49%) Microsoft Certification
23 90 (13.18%) HP
24 80 (11.71%) Security Cleared
25 78 (11.42%) Clustering
26 77 (11.27%) SharePoint
27 72 (10.54%) MCSE
27 72 (10.54%) vSphere
28 71 (10.40%) Finance
29 69 (10.10%) XenApp

SCOM
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, 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
1 113 (16.54%) IIS
2 106 (15.52%) MS Exchange
3 77 (11.27%) SharePoint
4 51 (7.47%) Exchange Server 2010
5 48 (7.03%) Lync
6 30 (4.39%) Exchange Server 2013
7 25 (3.66%) Exchange Server 2003
8 22 (3.22%) Exchange Server 2007
9 19 (2.78%) BizTalk Server
10 15 (2.20%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 13 (1.90%) OpenStack
12 12 (1.76%) Office Communications Server
13 11 (1.61%) SharePoint 2013
14 9 (1.32%) SharePoint 2010
15 8 (1.17%) Lotus Domino
16 7 (1.02%) Apache
17 6 (0.88%) Tomcat
18 4 (0.59%) JBoss
18 4 (0.59%) Confluence
19 3 (0.44%) Documentum
Applications
1 101 (14.79%) MS Excel
2 30 (4.39%) MS Office
3 6 (0.88%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.73%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 14 (2.05%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (0.59%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (0.44%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 69 (10.10%) Microsoft Azure
2 34 (4.98%) Amazon AWS
3 17 (2.49%) Office 365
4 2 (0.29%) Google Apps
5 1 (0.15%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.15%) IaaS
5 1 (0.15%) SaaS
5 1 (0.15%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 179 (26.21%) DNS
2 151 (22.11%) DHCP
3 107 (15.67%) SAN
4 54 (7.91%) TCP/IP
5 45 (6.59%) FTP
5 45 (6.59%) WAN
5 45 (6.59%) NAS
6 35 (5.12%) NetScaler
6 35 (5.12%) LAN
6 35 (5.12%) Firewall
7 26 (3.81%) Internet
8 16 (2.34%) VPN
9 12 (1.76%) Cisco ASA
10 11 (1.61%) VLAN
11 10 (1.46%) Reverse Proxy
12 8 (1.17%) SNMP
13 7 (1.02%) VoIP
13 7 (1.02%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
14 6 (0.88%) iSCSI
14 6 (0.88%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 127 (18.59%) SQL Server
2 55 (8.05%) SQL Server 2008
3 38 (5.56%) SQL Server 2012
4 25 (3.66%) SQL Server 2005
5 9 (1.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 9 (1.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 7 (1.02%) OLTP
6 7 (1.02%) SQL Server 2000
7 4 (0.59%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (0.59%) NoSQL
8 3 (0.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 3 (0.44%) Couchbase
9 2 (0.29%) Oracle Database
9 2 (0.29%) Hadoop
9 2 (0.29%) MySQL
10 1 (0.15%) Spotfire
10 1 (0.15%) Data Mining
10 1 (0.15%) Oracle Reports
10 1 (0.15%) MS Access
10 1 (0.15%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 11 (1.61%) Visual Studio
2 7 (1.02%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 4 (0.59%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (0.59%) JIRA
4 3 (0.44%) Fiddler
4 3 (0.44%) Git (software)
4 3 (0.44%) StyleCop
4 3 (0.44%) Cucumber
4 3 (0.44%) SpecFlow
4 3 (0.44%) Jenkins
5 2 (0.29%) ClearCase
5 2 (0.29%) MSI
6 1 (0.15%) InstallShield
6 1 (0.15%) AdminStudio
6 1 (0.15%) NUnit
6 1 (0.15%) Subversion
General
1 71 (10.40%) Finance
2 22 (3.22%) Legal
2 22 (3.22%) Banking
3 17 (2.49%) Telecoms
4 16 (2.34%) Retail
5 15 (2.20%) Law
6 13 (1.90%) Publishing
7 7 (1.02%) Games
7 7 (1.02%) Financial Institution
8 6 (0.88%) Manufacturing
8 6 (0.88%) Local Government
9 3 (0.44%) Marketing
9 3 (0.44%) Electronics
9 3 (0.44%) German Language
9 3 (0.44%) Online Betting
10 2 (0.29%) French Language
10 2 (0.29%) Advertising
10 2 (0.29%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.15%) Dutch Language
11 1 (0.15%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 125 (18.30%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 72 (10.54%) Administrator
2 72 (10.54%) Consultant
3 65 (9.52%) Analyst
4 48 (7.03%) Architect
5 45 (6.59%) Systems Administrator
6 39 (5.71%) Support Engineer
7 37 (5.42%) Server Engineer
8 32 (4.69%) 3rd Line Support
9 29 (4.25%) Web Engineer
10 26 (3.81%) Wintel Engineer
11 24 (3.51%) Support Analyst
12 22 (3.22%) Wintel Analyst
13 21 (3.07%) Web Infrastructure Engineer
14 19 (2.78%) DBA
14 19 (2.78%) Systems Engineer
14 19 (2.78%) Technical Architect
14 19 (2.78%) Operations Manager
15 18 (2.64%) SQL DBA
15 18 (2.64%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (5.56%) Web Services
2 30 (4.39%) .NET
3 26 (3.81%) XML
4 16 (2.34%) Application Packaging
5 15 (2.20%) Middleware
6 9 (1.32%) HTML
7 8 (1.17%) REST
8 6 (0.88%) SAP PI
9 5 (0.73%) SOAP
10 4 (0.59%) HTML5
10 4 (0.59%) ADO.NET
11 3 (0.44%) MSMQ
12 2 (0.29%) DCOM
12 2 (0.29%) Software Packaging
12 2 (0.29%) OLE
12 2 (0.29%) OLE DB
13 1 (0.15%) LAMP
13 1 (0.15%) XMPP
13 1 (0.15%) .NET Framework
13 1 (0.15%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 78 (11.42%) Clustering
2 32 (4.69%) Replication
3 26 (3.81%) PKI
4 25 (3.66%) Blackberry
5 20 (2.93%) Analytical Skills
6 9 (1.32%) Thin Client
6 9 (1.32%) Management Information System
6 9 (1.32%) Fat Client
7 8 (1.17%) Video Conferencing
8 7 (1.02%) CMDB
8 7 (1.02%) Mainframe
8 7 (1.02%) CLARiiON
8 7 (1.02%) CESG
9 6 (0.88%) Client/Server
9 6 (0.88%) Computer Science
10 5 (0.73%) Online Games
11 4 (0.59%) iPad
11 4 (0.59%) CESG CLAS
12 3 (0.44%) Mathematics
12 3 (0.44%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 480 (70.28%) Windows
2 219 (32.06%) Windows Server 2008
3 156 (22.84%) Windows Server 2012
4 142 (20.79%) Windows Server 2003
5 52 (7.61%) Windows 7
6 41 (6.00%) Linux
7 38 (5.56%) Windows XP
8 29 (4.25%) UNIX
9 21 (3.07%) Windows 2000
10 19 (2.78%) Windows 2000 Server
11 12 (1.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 12 (1.76%) Solaris
11 12 (1.76%) Windows NT
12 11 (1.61%) Windows 8
13 5 (0.73%) HPUX
14 4 (0.59%) Oracle Linux
15 3 (0.44%) Android
15 3 (0.44%) AIX
15 3 (0.44%) VMS
16 2 (0.29%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 176 (25.77%) ITIL
2 63 (9.22%) E-Commerce
3 57 (8.35%) Migration
4 42 (6.15%) Service Delivery
4 42 (6.15%) Change Management
5 39 (5.71%) Project Management
6 36 (5.27%) Incident Management
7 35 (5.12%) Disaster Recovery
8 34 (4.98%) Service Management
8 34 (4.98%) Capacity Planning
9 33 (4.83%) ITSM
10 31 (4.54%) Performance Monitoring
11 27 (3.95%) Configuration Management
11 27 (3.95%) Load Balancing
12 25 (3.66%) Performance Tuning
13 20 (2.93%) Capacity Management
14 19 (2.78%) Business Continuity
15 18 (2.64%) Root Cause Analysis
16 15 (2.20%) DevOps
16 15 (2.20%) Low Latency
Programming Languages
1 185 (27.09%) PowerShell
2 125 (18.30%) SQL
3 58 (8.49%) VBScript
4 23 (3.37%) C#
5 17 (2.49%) T-SQL
5 17 (2.49%) VB
6 16 (2.34%) Shell Script
7 10 (1.46%) Perl
8 7 (1.02%) Java
8 7 (1.02%) Python
9 5 (0.73%) JavaScript
9 5 (0.73%) C++
10 3 (0.44%) Ruby
11 2 (0.29%) Bash Shell
11 2 (0.29%) C
12 1 (0.15%) VBA
Qualifications
1 99 (14.49%) Microsoft Certification
2 80 (11.71%) Security Cleared
3 72 (10.54%) MCSE
4 51 (7.47%) SC Cleared
5 35 (5.12%) Degree
6 31 (4.54%) DV Cleared
7 29 (4.25%) MCITP
8 28 (4.10%) MCP
9 18 (2.64%) MCTS
10 13 (1.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 10 (1.46%) Cisco Certification
12 9 (1.32%) Citrix Certification
13 8 (1.17%) MCSA
14 6 (0.88%) CCA
14 6 (0.88%) ITIL Certification
15 5 (0.73%) CCNA
16 4 (0.59%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
17 3 (0.44%) PRINCE2 Certification
17 3 (0.44%) CCEA
17 3 (0.44%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (8.05%) SLA
2 4 (0.59%) GPG13
3 3 (0.44%) QA
4 1 (0.15%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.15%) BS7799
4 1 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 357 (52.27%) Active Directory
2 111 (16.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 102 (14.93%) Hyper-V
4 72 (10.54%) vSphere
5 69 (10.10%) XenApp
6 46 (6.73%) VMware ESX
7 45 (6.59%) XenDesktop
8 35 (5.12%) ISA Server
9 29 (4.25%) UAG
10 27 (3.95%) Microsoft App-V
11 26 (3.81%) VMware ESXi
12 22 (3.22%) Forefront TMG
13 19 (2.78%) XenServer
13 19 (2.78%) Terminal Services
14 14 (2.05%) Veritas Cluster Server
15 13 (1.90%) vCloud
16 9 (1.32%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 5 (0.73%) NFS
17 5 (0.73%) MetaFrame
17 5 (0.73%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 382 (55.93%) SCCM
2 66 (9.66%) SCOrch
3 50 (7.32%) SCSM
4 41 (6.00%) SCVMM
5 33 (4.83%) NetBackup
6 31 (4.54%) HP SIM
7 18 (2.64%) WSUS
7 18 (2.64%) EdgeSight
8 17 (2.49%) WMI
8 17 (2.49%) MOM
9 16 (2.34%) Netcool
9 16 (2.34%) Netcool/OMNIbus
10 14 (2.05%) BMC PATROL
10 14 (2.05%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 14 (2.05%) McAfee ePO
10 14 (2.05%) SCDPM
11 13 (1.90%) Puppet
12 11 (1.61%) SolarWinds Orion
12 11 (1.61%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
13 10 (1.46%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 342 (50.07%) Microsoft
2 207 (30.31%) VMware
3 132 (19.33%) Citrix
4 90 (13.18%) HP
5 63 (9.22%) Cisco
6 51 (7.47%) EMC
7 48 (7.03%) IBM
8 47 (6.88%) Symantec
9 42 (6.15%) BMC
10 38 (5.56%) Remedy
11 36 (5.27%) Dell
12 35 (5.12%) SolarWinds
13 31 (4.54%) NetApp
14 27 (3.95%) McAfee
15 25 (3.66%) Oracle
15 25 (3.66%) Akamai
16 22 (3.22%) F5
16 22 (3.22%) Veeam
17 20 (2.93%) CA
17 20 (2.93%) Veritas
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