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 October 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 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM)
Rank 284 311 333
Rank change year-on-year
+27 +22
Contract jobs citing SCOM 366 284 226
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.69% 0.59% 0.45%
As % of the Systems Management category 8.57% 8.32% 6.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 199 172 121
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£363 £361 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.34% +1.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £428
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 22 19
Average hourly rate £31.50 £31.56 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.17% +12.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.30 £19.87 £19.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.35 £40.00 £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.50 £31.56 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+9.33% +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
4272 3412 3261
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 8.01% 7.12% 6.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 2614 2112 1753
Average daily rate £400 £375 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 184 154 187
Average hourly rate £21.62 £21.88 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.18% +9.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.25 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £36.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £23.20 £19.25
% change year-on-year
-5.17% +20.51%

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 October 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 October 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 October 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 -29 104 £400 +3.89% 38
South East -8 103 £371 +14.23% 18
East of England +35 57 £350 -15.15% 5
Yorkshire +23 28 £335 -33.00% 10
West Midlands +7 26 £270 - 4
North West -20 17 £275 +22.22% 5
South West -28 12 £388 +158.33% 21
East Midlands +5 11 £345 +38.00% 3
North East -42 1 £260 +126.08%
SCOM
UK

SCOM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 October 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.

1 451 (73.57%) Windows
2 365 (59.54%) SCCM
3 358 (58.40%) Active Directory
4 334 (54.49%) Microsoft
5 218 (35.56%) Windows Server 2008
6 206 (33.61%) VMware
7 165 (26.92%) DNS
8 156 (25.45%) ITIL
9 155 (25.29%) Windows Server 2012
10 146 (23.82%) Windows Server 2003
11 145 (23.65%) PowerShell
12 133 (21.70%) SQL Server
12 133 (21.70%) DHCP
13 131 (21.37%) SQL
14 127 (20.72%) MS Exchange
15 122 (19.90%) MS Excel
16 113 (18.43%) HP
16 113 (18.43%) Citrix
17 106 (17.29%) Microsoft Certification
18 105 (17.13%) VMware Infrastructure
19 103 (16.80%) SAN
20 99 (16.15%) Hyper-V
21 97 (15.82%) IIS
22 92 (15.01%) Clustering
23 90 (14.68%) Finance
24 86 (14.03%) Security Cleared
25 75 (12.23%) Migration
26 74 (12.07%) vSphere
27 68 (11.09%) Cisco
28 66 (10.77%) MCSE

SCOM
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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
1 127 (20.72%) MS Exchange
2 97 (15.82%) IIS
3 62 (10.11%) Exchange Server 2010
4 61 (9.95%) SharePoint
5 51 (8.32%) Lync
6 47 (7.67%) Exchange Server 2013
7 38 (6.20%) Exchange Server 2007
8 34 (5.55%) Exchange Server 2003
9 13 (2.12%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 12 (1.96%) SharePoint 2013
10 12 (1.96%) SharePoint 2010
11 10 (1.63%) Office Communications Server
11 10 (1.63%) Lotus Domino
11 10 (1.63%) BizTalk Server
11 10 (1.63%) Tomcat
12 9 (1.47%) JBoss
13 8 (1.31%) Apache
14 6 (0.98%) WebLogic
15 5 (0.82%) SharePoint Server
16 2 (0.33%) Confluence
Applications
1 122 (19.90%) MS Excel
2 30 (4.89%) MS Office
3 8 (1.31%) MS Visio
4 7 (1.14%) MS Project
5 1 (0.16%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 18 (2.94%) Remedy ITSM
2 6 (0.98%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.65%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.33%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 32 (5.22%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (2.77%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (1.79%) Office 365
4 3 (0.49%) Google Apps
5 1 (0.16%) SaaS
5 1 (0.16%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 165 (26.92%) DNS
2 133 (21.70%) DHCP
3 103 (16.80%) SAN
4 51 (8.32%) TCP/IP
5 42 (6.85%) Firewall
6 36 (5.87%) FTP
7 30 (4.89%) WAN
7 30 (4.89%) Internet
7 30 (4.89%) NAS
8 23 (3.75%) LAN
9 14 (2.28%) VPN
10 13 (2.12%) Cisco ASA
11 12 (1.96%) NetScaler
12 11 (1.79%) VLAN
12 11 (1.79%) LDAP
13 7 (1.14%) SNMP
13 7 (1.14%) Reverse Proxy
14 6 (0.98%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
15 5 (0.82%) Network Security
15 5 (0.82%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 133 (21.70%) SQL Server
2 58 (9.46%) SQL Server 2008
3 40 (6.53%) SQL Server 2012
4 24 (3.92%) SQL Server 2005
5 13 (2.12%) Oracle Database
6 11 (1.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 9 (1.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 8 (1.31%) SQL Server 2000
9 6 (0.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 6 (0.98%) OLTP
10 3 (0.49%) DTS
10 3 (0.49%) Hadoop
11 2 (0.33%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 2 (0.33%) Data Warehouse
12 1 (0.16%) MySQL
12 1 (0.16%) MS Access
12 1 (0.16%) Data Mining
12 1 (0.16%) RDBMS
12 1 (0.16%) NoSQL
12 1 (0.16%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 14 (2.28%) Visual Studio
2 9 (1.47%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 8 (1.31%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 6 (0.98%) ClearCase
5 4 (0.65%) MSI
5 4 (0.65%) Git (software)
6 3 (0.49%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (0.49%) InstallShield
6 3 (0.49%) AdminStudio
6 3 (0.49%) NUnit
7 2 (0.33%) Subversion
7 2 (0.33%) JIRA
7 2 (0.33%) JUnit
8 1 (0.16%) StyleCop
8 1 (0.16%) Cucumber
8 1 (0.16%) SpecFlow
8 1 (0.16%) Jenkins
8 1 (0.16%) Fiddler
General
1 90 (14.68%) Finance
2 27 (4.40%) Banking
3 20 (3.26%) Legal
4 17 (2.77%) Telecoms
5 16 (2.61%) Law
6 15 (2.45%) Financial Institution
7 12 (1.96%) Publishing
8 8 (1.31%) Retail
9 6 (0.98%) Investment Banking
9 6 (0.98%) Local Government
9 6 (0.98%) Games
10 4 (0.65%) German Language
11 2 (0.33%) Marketing
11 2 (0.33%) Manufacturing
11 2 (0.33%) Electronics
12 1 (0.16%) Advertising
12 1 (0.16%) Dutch Language
12 1 (0.16%) French Language
12 1 (0.16%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 99 (16.15%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 72 (11.75%) Administrator
3 71 (11.58%) Consultant
4 54 (8.81%) Analyst
5 49 (7.99%) Systems Administrator
6 40 (6.53%) Architect
7 38 (6.20%) Server Engineer
8 28 (4.57%) Support Engineer
9 26 (4.24%) Wintel Engineer
10 25 (4.08%) DBA
11 24 (3.92%) SQL DBA
12 20 (3.26%) SCCM Engineer
13 19 (3.10%) 3rd Line Support
14 17 (2.77%) Systems Engineer
15 16 (2.61%) Project Manager
15 16 (2.61%) Technical Architect
16 15 (2.45%) Support Analyst
16 15 (2.45%) SQL Server DBA
16 15 (2.45%) Senior Systems Administrator
17 14 (2.28%) Operations Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (4.89%) .NET
2 25 (4.08%) Web Services
3 19 (3.10%) XML
4 15 (2.45%) Application Packaging
5 13 (2.12%) Middleware
6 12 (1.96%) DCOM
7 9 (1.47%) HTML
8 6 (0.98%) ADO.NET
8 6 (0.98%) HTML5
9 4 (0.65%) REST
10 3 (0.49%) ASP.NET
10 3 (0.49%) SOAP
10 3 (0.49%) .NET Framework
11 2 (0.33%) JSON
11 2 (0.33%) OLE
11 2 (0.33%) OLE DB
11 2 (0.33%) CSS
11 2 (0.33%) XSLT
11 2 (0.33%) JAXB
11 2 (0.33%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 92 (15.01%) Clustering
2 28 (4.57%) PKI
3 25 (4.08%) Blackberry
3 25 (4.08%) Analytical Skills
4 15 (2.45%) Replication
5 13 (2.12%) CMDB
6 12 (1.96%) Hedge funds
6 12 (1.96%) Management Information System
7 10 (1.63%) Computer Science
8 8 (1.31%) CESG
9 7 (1.14%) Client/Server
10 6 (0.98%) Thin Client
10 6 (0.98%) CLARiiON
10 6 (0.98%) Mathematics
10 6 (0.98%) Fat Client
10 6 (0.98%) Online Games
10 6 (0.98%) Enterprise Software
11 3 (0.49%) Data Structures
11 3 (0.49%) Statistics
11 3 (0.49%) CESG CLAS
Operating Systems
1 451 (73.57%) Windows
2 218 (35.56%) Windows Server 2008
3 155 (25.29%) Windows Server 2012
4 146 (23.82%) Windows Server 2003
5 56 (9.14%) Windows 7
6 44 (7.18%) Linux
7 33 (5.38%) UNIX
8 24 (3.92%) Windows XP
8 24 (3.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 16 (2.61%) Windows 2000 Server
10 14 (2.28%) Windows 2000
11 13 (2.12%) Solaris
12 11 (1.79%) Windows 8
13 9 (1.47%) Windows NT
14 5 (0.82%) CentOS
15 2 (0.33%) Ubuntu
15 2 (0.33%) Windows Vista
15 2 (0.33%) VMS
15 2 (0.33%) AIX
16 1 (0.16%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 156 (25.45%) ITIL
2 75 (12.23%) Migration
3 42 (6.85%) Service Delivery
3 42 (6.85%) Change Management
4 41 (6.69%) E-Commerce
5 37 (6.04%) Disaster Recovery
6 30 (4.89%) Capacity Planning
7 26 (4.24%) Performance Tuning
8 25 (4.08%) Configuration Management
8 25 (4.08%) Project Management
9 23 (3.75%) User Acceptance Testing
10 22 (3.59%) ITSM
11 20 (3.26%) Service Management
11 20 (3.26%) Incident Management
12 19 (3.10%) Load Balancing
12 19 (3.10%) Business Continuity
12 19 (3.10%) Root Cause Analysis
13 18 (2.94%) Capacity Management
14 15 (2.45%) High Availability
14 15 (2.45%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 145 (23.65%) PowerShell
2 131 (21.37%) SQL
3 39 (6.36%) VBScript
4 29 (4.73%) T-SQL
5 22 (3.59%) Shell Script
6 19 (3.10%) Perl
7 17 (2.77%) VB
8 12 (1.96%) Python
9 11 (1.79%) JavaScript
10 10 (1.63%) C#
11 9 (1.47%) Java
12 5 (0.82%) C
13 3 (0.49%) PHP
13 3 (0.49%) Ruby
14 2 (0.33%) XPath
15 1 (0.16%) VBA
Qualifications
1 106 (17.29%) Microsoft Certification
2 86 (14.03%) Security Cleared
3 66 (10.77%) MCSE
4 51 (8.32%) SC Cleared
5 33 (5.38%) MCITP
6 32 (5.22%) DV Cleared
7 25 (4.08%) MCP
8 24 (3.92%) Degree
9 23 (3.75%) MCTS
10 15 (2.45%) MCSA
11 10 (1.63%) Cisco Certification
12 9 (1.47%) ITIL Certification
13 7 (1.14%) CCNA
13 7 (1.14%) Citrix Certification
14 6 (0.98%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 4 (0.65%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 4 (0.65%) CCA
16 3 (0.49%) VCP5
17 2 (0.33%) Microsoft Certified Architect
17 2 (0.33%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 59 (9.62%) SLA
2 6 (0.98%) GPG13
3 5 (0.82%) QA
4 3 (0.49%) BS7799
4 3 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.49%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.16%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 358 (58.40%) Active Directory
2 105 (17.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 99 (16.15%) Hyper-V
4 74 (12.07%) vSphere
5 54 (8.81%) XenApp
6 51 (8.32%) VMware ESX
7 31 (5.06%) XenDesktop
8 29 (4.73%) ISA Server
9 27 (4.40%) UAG
10 23 (3.75%) XenServer
11 20 (3.26%) VMware ESXi
12 18 (2.94%) Microsoft App-V
13 17 (2.77%) Forefront TMG
14 13 (2.12%) Terminal Services
15 11 (1.79%) Citrix Presentation Server
16 10 (1.63%) vCloud
17 7 (1.14%) Microsoft Virtual Server
18 6 (0.98%) NFS
19 4 (0.65%) MetaFrame
20 2 (0.33%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 365 (59.54%) SCCM
2 56 (9.14%) SCOrch
3 49 (7.99%) NetBackup
4 34 (5.55%) SCVMM
5 32 (5.22%) HP SIM
6 25 (4.08%) SCSM
7 21 (3.43%) Control-M
8 19 (3.10%) Nagios
8 19 (3.10%) WSUS
9 16 (2.61%) MOM
10 15 (2.45%) BMC PATROL
10 15 (2.45%) WMI
10 15 (2.45%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 14 (2.28%) SCDPM
12 13 (2.12%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
12 13 (2.12%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 13 (2.12%) McAfee ePO
13 12 (1.96%) Puppet
14 11 (1.79%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
15 10 (1.63%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 334 (54.49%) Microsoft
2 206 (33.61%) VMware
3 113 (18.43%) HP
3 113 (18.43%) Citrix
4 68 (11.09%) Cisco
5 61 (9.95%) Symantec
6 53 (8.65%) BMC
7 50 (8.16%) SolarWinds
8 49 (7.99%) EMC
9 31 (5.06%) McAfee
10 30 (4.89%) Remedy
11 29 (4.73%) Dell
12 28 (4.57%) Altiris
13 26 (4.24%) IBM
13 26 (4.24%) Intel
13 26 (4.24%) Sophos
14 24 (3.92%) NetApp
15 23 (3.75%) Oracle
16 22 (3.59%) F5
17 21 (3.43%) Red Hat
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