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 1 July 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
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM)
Rank 339 353 254
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -99
Contract jobs citing SCOM 277 231 337
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.55% 0.47% 0.76%
As % of the Systems Management category 6.61% 6.05% 9.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 176 126 154
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£354 £350 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.07% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £270 £292
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £465 £429
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £341
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -4.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 16
Average hourly rate £27.50 £25.00 £30.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -17.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.11 £21.08 £20.17
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £39.60 £32.03
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.09 £28.25 £30.50
% change year-on-year
-11.17% -7.37%
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
4190 3819 3445
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 8.25% 7.84% 7.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 2615 2226 1987
Average daily rate £400 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £338 £335
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 140 121 160
Average hourly rate £21.00 £18.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £38.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £18.75 £20.75
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -9.63%

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 1 July 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
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 1 July 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 -11 93 £375 +3.37% 24
South East +25 86 £350 +3.70% 18
East of England +14 29 £388 -3.12% 4
South West +10 24 £375 -16.66% 6
North West -20 20 £325 +16.07% 4
West Midlands -17 11 £400 +32.01% 1
Yorkshire -19 6 £420 +40.00% 4
East Midlands -11 3 £305 +5.17%
North East - 3 £263 -
Midlands - 2 £238 -
SCOM
UK

SCOM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 July 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.

1 367 (70.44%) Windows
2 282 (54.13%) Microsoft
3 263 (50.48%) SCCM
4 234 (44.91%) Active Directory
5 211 (40.50%) VMware
6 185 (35.51%) Windows Server 2008
7 151 (28.98%) ITIL
8 146 (28.02%) PowerShell
9 144 (27.64%) Windows Server 2012
10 135 (25.91%) SQL
11 125 (23.99%) Windows Server 2003
12 124 (23.80%) Hyper-V
13 115 (22.07%) DNS
14 113 (21.69%) VMware Infrastructure
15 104 (19.96%) Citrix
16 93 (17.85%) Microsoft Certification
16 93 (17.85%) Security Cleared
17 92 (17.66%) SQL Server
17 92 (17.66%) MS Exchange
18 86 (16.51%) SharePoint
19 84 (16.12%) DHCP
20 82 (15.74%) HP
21 80 (15.36%) SAN
22 77 (14.78%) Data Centre
23 73 (14.01%) SCOrch
24 66 (12.67%) Lync
25 65 (12.48%) MCSE
25 65 (12.48%) SC Cleared
26 60 (11.52%) IIS
27 59 (11.32%) Clustering

SCOM
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 92 (17.66%) MS Exchange
2 86 (16.51%) SharePoint
3 66 (12.67%) Lync
4 60 (11.52%) IIS
5 43 (8.25%) Exchange Server 2010
6 23 (4.41%) Exchange Server 2013
7 15 (2.88%) Exchange Server 2007
8 14 (2.69%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 12 (2.30%) BizTalk Server
9 12 (2.30%) OpenStack
10 10 (1.92%) Tomcat
11 9 (1.73%) Office Communications Server
12 8 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2003
13 6 (1.15%) Oracle Workflow
13 6 (1.15%) SharePoint 2010
14 5 (0.96%) SharePoint 2013
14 5 (0.96%) JBoss
15 3 (0.58%) IBM Notes
15 3 (0.58%) Apache
15 3 (0.58%) Documentum
Applications
1 55 (10.56%) MS Excel
2 19 (3.65%) MS Office
3 1 (0.19%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 11 (2.11%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (1.92%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.38%) Remedy AR System
3 2 (0.38%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (0.38%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.19%) SAP CCM
4 1 (0.19%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.19%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 23 (4.41%) Office 365
1 23 (4.41%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (2.69%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (0.96%) IaaS
4 4 (0.77%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.19%) PaaS
5 1 (0.19%) Symantec.cloud
5 1 (0.19%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 115 (22.07%) DNS
2 84 (16.12%) DHCP
3 80 (15.36%) SAN
4 46 (8.83%) TCP/IP
5 31 (5.95%) Firewall
6 23 (4.41%) WAN
7 21 (4.03%) NAS
8 20 (3.84%) NetScaler
9 19 (3.65%) LAN
10 13 (2.50%) FTP
11 11 (2.11%) VPN
11 11 (2.11%) Unified Communications
12 10 (1.92%) Network Security
13 9 (1.73%) Internet
13 9 (1.73%) SMTP
13 9 (1.73%) Fibre Channel
14 8 (1.54%) VoIP
15 7 (1.34%) SNMP
15 7 (1.34%) VLAN
15 7 (1.34%) FCoE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 92 (17.66%) SQL Server
2 30 (5.76%) SQL Server 2008
3 12 (2.30%) MySQL
4 11 (2.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 10 (1.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 10 (1.92%) SQL Server 2012
6 8 (1.54%) Oracle Database
6 8 (1.54%) Data Warehouse
7 5 (0.96%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 4 (0.77%) Oracle Reports
9 3 (0.58%) OLTP
9 3 (0.58%) SQL Server 2005
9 3 (0.58%) Oracle Database 11g
9 3 (0.58%) Oracle Database 12c
10 2 (0.38%) Relational Database
10 2 (0.38%) SQL Server 2000
10 2 (0.38%) DB2
11 1 (0.19%) MS Access
11 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 1 (0.19%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 11 (2.11%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (1.34%) Jenkins
3 5 (0.96%) Git (software)
4 4 (0.77%) JIRA
4 4 (0.77%) Visual Studio
5 3 (0.58%) Ant
5 3 (0.58%) WiX
5 3 (0.58%) MSBuild
6 2 (0.38%) Lombardi
7 1 (0.19%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 1 (0.19%) MSI
7 1 (0.19%) Fiddler
7 1 (0.19%) StyleCop
7 1 (0.19%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.19%) SpecFlow
General
1 55 (10.56%) Finance
2 24 (4.61%) Banking
3 16 (3.07%) Retail
4 7 (1.34%) Legal
5 5 (0.96%) Advertising
6 3 (0.58%) Automotive
6 3 (0.58%) Law
6 3 (0.58%) Financial Institution
6 3 (0.58%) Back Office
6 3 (0.58%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (0.38%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.38%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.19%) French Language
8 1 (0.19%) Spanish Language
8 1 (0.19%) Billing
Job Titles
1 67 (12.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 52 (9.98%) Support Engineer
2 52 (9.98%) Administrator
3 51 (9.79%) Consultant
4 50 (9.60%) Analyst
5 45 (8.64%) Systems Administrator
5 45 (8.64%) 3rd Line Support
6 42 (8.06%) Architect
7 36 (6.91%) Systems Engineer
8 32 (6.14%) Wintel Engineer
9 23 (4.41%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
10 16 (3.07%) Support Analyst
11 15 (2.88%) Infrastructure Architect
12 14 (2.69%) Windows Engineer
12 14 (2.69%) Wintel Analyst
13 13 (2.50%) Server Engineer
14 12 (2.30%) Windows Administrator
14 12 (2.30%) SCCM Consultant
15 11 (2.11%) Windows Systems Engineer
15 11 (2.11%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (2.69%) Middleware
2 12 (2.30%) .NET
3 10 (1.92%) XML
4 9 (1.73%) Web Services
5 5 (0.96%) X-Windows
5 5 (0.96%) Application Packaging
6 4 (0.77%) LAMP
6 4 (0.77%) SAP PI
7 3 (0.58%) .NET Framework
7 3 (0.58%) WCF
7 3 (0.58%) LINQ
8 2 (0.38%) Drools
8 2 (0.38%) OLE
8 2 (0.38%) OLE DB
8 2 (0.38%) HTML
8 2 (0.38%) J2EE
8 2 (0.38%) XSL
8 2 (0.38%) XSLT
8 2 (0.38%) ASP.NET Web API
9 1 (0.19%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 77 (14.78%) Data Centre
2 59 (11.32%) Clustering
3 30 (5.76%) PKI
4 19 (3.65%) Blackberry
5 18 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
6 17 (3.26%) Replication
7 13 (2.50%) Client/Server
8 9 (1.73%) Video Conferencing
9 6 (1.15%) EqualLogic
9 6 (1.15%) Management Information System
10 5 (0.96%) CMDB
10 5 (0.96%) iPad
10 5 (0.96%) Private Cloud
10 5 (0.96%) Enterprise Storage
10 5 (0.96%) User Experience
11 4 (0.77%) Mainframe
12 3 (0.58%) Computer Science
13 2 (0.38%) Hedge funds
13 2 (0.38%) FMCG
13 2 (0.38%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 367 (70.44%) Windows
2 185 (35.51%) Windows Server 2008
3 144 (27.64%) Windows Server 2012
4 125 (23.99%) Windows Server 2003
5 49 (9.40%) Linux
6 33 (6.33%) Windows 7
7 30 (5.76%) UNIX
8 25 (4.80%) Windows XP
9 13 (2.50%) Windows 8
10 9 (1.73%) Solaris
11 8 (1.54%) Windows 2000 Server
11 8 (1.54%) Windows 2000
11 8 (1.54%) HPUX
12 6 (1.15%) Data ONTAP
12 6 (1.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 4 (0.77%) Oracle Linux
13 4 (0.77%) CentOS
13 4 (0.77%) Android
14 3 (0.58%) AIX
15 2 (0.38%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 151 (28.98%) ITIL
2 46 (8.83%) Incident Management
3 38 (7.29%) Migration
4 33 (6.33%) Change Management
5 29 (5.57%) Configuration Management
6 26 (4.99%) Capacity Management
7 25 (4.80%) Performance Tuning
7 25 (4.80%) Service Delivery
8 22 (4.22%) Project Management
9 21 (4.03%) Service Management
10 20 (3.84%) Disaster Recovery
11 19 (3.65%) ITSM
12 18 (3.45%) Load Balancing
12 18 (3.45%) Problem Management
12 18 (3.45%) DevOps
13 17 (3.26%) Workflow
14 16 (3.07%) Capacity Planning
14 16 (3.07%) Performance Monitoring
15 14 (2.69%) CRM
16 12 (2.30%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 146 (28.02%) PowerShell
2 135 (25.91%) SQL
3 33 (6.33%) VBScript
4 19 (3.65%) Java
5 14 (2.69%) C#
6 11 (2.11%) Perl
6 11 (2.11%) T-SQL
7 8 (1.54%) C
8 7 (1.34%) Python
9 6 (1.15%) VB
10 3 (0.58%) Shell Script
11 2 (0.38%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.19%) R
12 1 (0.19%) Ruby
12 1 (0.19%) VBA
Qualifications
1 93 (17.85%) Microsoft Certification
1 93 (17.85%) Security Cleared
2 65 (12.48%) SC Cleared
2 65 (12.48%) MCSE
3 33 (6.33%) MCITP
4 31 (5.95%) DV Cleared
5 26 (4.99%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 19 (3.65%) Degree
7 18 (3.45%) MCSA
7 18 (3.45%) Cisco Certification
8 16 (3.07%) CCNA
9 15 (2.88%) MCP
10 12 (2.30%) CCA
10 12 (2.30%) Citrix Certification
11 10 (1.92%) MCTS
12 8 (1.54%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 5 (0.96%) VCP4
14 4 (0.77%) HND
15 3 (0.58%) CCSA
16 2 (0.38%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (4.22%) SLA
2 2 (0.38%) COBIT
2 2 (0.38%) QA
3 1 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 234 (44.91%) Active Directory
2 124 (23.80%) Hyper-V
3 113 (21.69%) VMware Infrastructure
4 40 (7.68%) vSphere
4 40 (7.68%) XenApp
5 27 (5.18%) VMware ESXi
6 24 (4.61%) VMware ESX
7 19 (3.65%) UAG
8 17 (3.26%) Microsoft App-V
9 16 (3.07%) ISA Server
10 14 (2.69%) XenDesktop
11 13 (2.50%) Terminal Services
12 10 (1.92%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 10 (1.92%) Forefront TMG
13 7 (1.34%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 5 (0.96%) Firmware
14 5 (0.96%) iptables
15 4 (0.77%) DFS Replication
15 4 (0.77%) vCloud
15 4 (0.77%) Docker
Systems Management
1 263 (50.48%) SCCM
2 73 (14.01%) SCOrch
3 54 (10.36%) SCSM
4 40 (7.68%) SCVMM
5 22 (4.22%) WSUS
5 22 (4.22%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 18 (3.45%) MOM
7 17 (3.26%) NetBackup
8 16 (3.07%) Backup Exec
8 16 (3.07%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 14 (2.69%) Tivoli
9 14 (2.69%) Puppet
10 12 (2.30%) Opscode Chef
10 12 (2.30%) SCDPM
11 11 (2.11%) OpenView
12 10 (1.92%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 10 (1.92%) HP SIM
13 9 (1.73%) Nagios
14 7 (1.34%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
14 7 (1.34%) EdgeSight
Vendors
1 282 (54.13%) Microsoft
2 211 (40.50%) VMware
3 104 (19.96%) Citrix
4 82 (15.74%) HP
5 45 (8.64%) Cisco
6 43 (8.25%) Symantec
7 31 (5.95%) Dell
8 28 (5.37%) Oracle
9 25 (4.80%) NetApp
10 21 (4.03%) IBM
11 20 (3.84%) Veritas
11 20 (3.84%) Remedy
12 19 (3.65%) McAfee
12 19 (3.65%) Sophos
12 19 (3.65%) CA
12 19 (3.65%) ServiceNow
13 18 (3.45%) EMC
14 17 (3.26%) Veeam
14 17 (3.26%) SolarWinds
15 14 (2.69%) 3PAR
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