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 30 April 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM)
Rank 334 356 343
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -13
Contract jobs citing SCOM 329 257 268
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.64% 0.51% 0.54%
As % of the Systems Management category 6.53% 6.16% 6.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 192 155 139
Average daily rate £410 £388 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.80% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £302 £250 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £328
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +14.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 14 23
Average hourly rate £20.50 £24.75 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.17% -14.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £20.19 £18.22
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.40 £30.00 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £23.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+53.19% -18.96%
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
5039 4174 3914
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 9.83% 8.23% 7.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 3227 2553 2277
Average daily rate £450 £417 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.91% +4.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £262 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 109 192 157
Average hourly rate £20.50 £20.19 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.56% -3.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.75 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.50 £35.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £20.19 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+11.46% -19.26%

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 30 April 2016.

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 30 April 2016.

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 30 April 2016. 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 +9 113 £415 +7.09% 22
South East -19 84 £440 +9.87% 13
North West +47 62 £430 -4.44% 7
West Midlands +8 25 £350 -3.44% 5
Yorkshire +11 17 £368 +62.43% 8
East of England +2 11 £380 +52.00% 2
South West -3 11 £325 -11.86% 3
East Midlands 0 5 £313 -30.55% 4
North East - 1 - - 2
SCOM
UK

SCOM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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.

1 385 (72.78%) Windows
2 328 (62.00%) Microsoft
3 316 (59.74%) Active Directory
4 309 (58.41%) SCCM
5 268 (50.66%) Windows Server
6 227 (42.91%) VMware
7 210 (39.70%) PowerShell
8 181 (34.22%) Windows Server 2012
9 168 (31.76%) SQL
10 158 (29.87%) VMware Infrastructure
11 142 (26.84%) Windows Server 2008
12 126 (23.82%) DNS
13 120 (22.68%) ITIL
14 114 (21.55%) Security Cleared
15 110 (20.79%) Citrix
16 107 (20.23%) MS Excel
17 96 (18.15%) Hyper-V
18 94 (17.77%) Linux
19 93 (17.58%) HP
20 92 (17.39%) Migration
21 90 (17.01%) Finance
21 90 (17.01%) MS Exchange
22 88 (16.64%) Microsoft Azure
23 87 (16.45%) SC Cleared
23 87 (16.45%) SQL Server
24 84 (15.88%) SharePoint
25 73 (13.80%) DHCP
26 72 (13.61%) vSphere
27 71 (13.42%) Service Management
28 70 (13.23%) Agile Software Development

SCOM
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 90 (17.01%) MS Exchange
2 84 (15.88%) SharePoint
3 49 (9.26%) Skype for Business
4 31 (5.86%) Exchange Server 2010
5 29 (5.48%) IIS
6 27 (5.10%) Exchange Server 2013
7 24 (4.54%) OpenStack
8 21 (3.97%) SharePoint 2013
9 15 (2.84%) WebLogic
10 13 (2.46%) Elasticsearch
11 10 (1.89%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 8 (1.51%) Exchange Server 2007
13 7 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2003
14 6 (1.13%) Apache
14 6 (1.13%) WebSphere
15 4 (0.76%) BizTalk Server
15 4 (0.76%) JBoss
15 4 (0.76%) SharePoint 2010
16 3 (0.57%) Confluence
16 3 (0.57%) Tomcat
Applications
1 107 (20.23%) MS Excel
2 45 (8.51%) MS Office
3 4 (0.76%) MS Project
4 2 (0.38%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.38%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (1.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 5 (0.95%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (0.57%) SimCorp Dimension
4 2 (0.38%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.19%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 88 (16.64%) Microsoft Azure
2 47 (8.88%) Office 365
3 38 (7.18%) Amazon AWS
4 34 (6.43%) Azure Active Directory
5 31 (5.86%) IaaS
6 24 (4.54%) PaaS
7 10 (1.89%) SaaS
8 3 (0.57%) Amazon EC2
8 3 (0.57%) Amazon S3
9 2 (0.38%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.19%) Amazon ELB
10 1 (0.19%) CloudBees
10 1 (0.19%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 126 (23.82%) DNS
2 73 (13.80%) DHCP
3 55 (10.40%) SAN
4 39 (7.37%) Firewall
5 34 (6.43%) LAN
6 32 (6.05%) Skype
7 31 (5.86%) WAN
8 26 (4.91%) NetScaler
9 19 (3.59%) TCP/IP
10 18 (3.40%) iSCSI
11 17 (3.21%) Network Security
11 17 (3.21%) VPN
12 13 (2.46%) Remote Desktop
12 13 (2.46%) VLAN
13 12 (2.27%) Cisco Nexus
14 11 (2.08%) NAS
15 10 (1.89%) SNMP
16 9 (1.70%) LDAP
17 7 (1.32%) MPLS
17 7 (1.32%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 87 (16.45%) SQL Server
2 35 (6.62%) Azure SQL Database
3 28 (5.29%) Oracle Database
4 21 (3.97%) SQL Server 2008
5 20 (3.78%) Oracle Database 12c
6 16 (3.02%) Oracle Database 11g
7 14 (2.65%) SQL Server 2014
8 13 (2.46%) SQL Server 2012
9 12 (2.27%) SQL Server 2005
9 12 (2.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 12 (2.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 10 (1.89%) MySQL
10 10 (1.89%) Relational Database
11 8 (1.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 6 (1.13%) Amazon RDS
13 4 (0.76%) PostgreSQL
14 3 (0.57%) BusinessObjects
14 3 (0.57%) Crystal Reports
14 3 (0.57%) DB2
14 3 (0.57%) VLDB
Development Applications
1 30 (5.67%) Git (software)
2 28 (5.29%) JIRA
3 23 (4.35%) Jenkins
4 22 (4.16%) Ant
4 22 (4.16%) Hudson
4 22 (4.16%) Maven
4 22 (4.16%) Subversion
5 20 (3.78%) Team Foundation Server
6 7 (1.32%) Visual Studio
7 5 (0.95%) NUnit
8 4 (0.76%) MSI
9 2 (0.38%) FxCop
9 2 (0.38%) InstallShield
9 2 (0.38%) Octopus Deploy
9 2 (0.38%) StyleCop
10 1 (0.19%) AdminStudio
10 1 (0.19%) MSBuild
10 1 (0.19%) Sonatype Nexus
10 1 (0.19%) StarTeam
10 1 (0.19%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 90 (17.01%) Finance
2 25 (4.73%) Banking
3 18 (3.40%) Financial Institution
4 14 (2.65%) Telecoms
5 8 (1.51%) Manufacturing
6 6 (1.13%) Back Office
6 6 (1.13%) Electronics
6 6 (1.13%) Marketing
7 5 (0.95%) Advertising
7 5 (0.95%) Legal
7 5 (0.95%) Retail
8 3 (0.57%) Investment Banking
8 3 (0.57%) Local Government
8 3 (0.57%) Spanish Language
9 2 (0.38%) French Language
9 2 (0.38%) German Language
9 2 (0.38%) Law
9 2 (0.38%) Military
9 2 (0.38%) Portuguese Language
10 1 (0.19%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 58 (10.96%) Architect
2 52 (9.83%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 51 (9.64%) Administrator
4 43 (8.13%) Consultant
5 31 (5.86%) DevOps Engineer
6 30 (5.67%) Systems Engineer
6 30 (5.67%) Windows Engineer
7 29 (5.48%) Analyst
7 29 (5.48%) Azure Engineer
8 28 (5.29%) Support Engineer
9 26 (4.91%) Systems Administrator
10 25 (4.73%) Windows Administrator
11 24 (4.54%) DBA
12 22 (4.16%) Cloud Engineer
12 22 (4.16%) Server Engineer
13 21 (3.97%) VMware Engineer
14 20 (3.78%) 3rd Line Engineer
15 18 (3.40%) Citrix Engineer
15 18 (3.40%) Monitoring Engineer
16 17 (3.21%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (5.67%) .NET
2 18 (3.40%) Middleware
3 13 (2.46%) ELK Stack
4 11 (2.08%) HTML
4 11 (2.08%) XML
5 8 (1.51%) ASP.NET
5 8 (1.51%) CSS
5 8 (1.51%) jQuery
5 8 (1.51%) Web Services
6 6 (1.13%) ADO.NET
7 5 (0.95%) ASP.NET MVC
8 3 (0.57%) .NET Framework
9 2 (0.38%) Ajax
9 2 (0.38%) AppFabric
9 2 (0.38%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 2 (0.38%) CSS3
9 2 (0.38%) JSON
9 2 (0.38%) SOAP
9 2 (0.38%) Software Packaging
9 2 (0.38%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 55 (10.40%) Data Centre
2 30 (5.67%) Enterprise Software
3 27 (5.10%) Analytical Skills
4 24 (4.54%) Hedge funds
5 23 (4.35%) Computer Science
6 21 (3.97%) Replication
7 20 (3.78%) Hybrid Cloud
7 20 (3.78%) Management Information System
8 15 (2.84%) Clustering
9 9 (1.70%) EMC VNX
10 8 (1.51%) Fat Client
10 8 (1.51%) Public Cloud
10 8 (1.51%) Thin Client
11 7 (1.32%) Client/Server
12 6 (1.13%) PKI
13 5 (0.95%) HP Storage
14 4 (0.76%) EMC VMAX
14 4 (0.76%) FMCG
14 4 (0.76%) Mathematics
14 4 (0.76%) VCE vBlock
Operating Systems
1 385 (72.78%) Windows
2 268 (50.66%) Windows Server
3 181 (34.22%) Windows Server 2012
4 142 (26.84%) Windows Server 2008
5 94 (17.77%) Linux
6 62 (11.72%) Windows Server 2003
7 57 (10.78%) Unix
8 41 (7.75%) Windows 10
9 32 (6.05%) VMS
10 31 (5.86%) Windows 7
11 24 (4.54%) Solaris
12 22 (4.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 14 (2.65%) Windows 8
14 7 (1.32%) AIX
15 6 (1.13%) CentOS
15 6 (1.13%) Ubuntu
15 6 (1.13%) Windows Phone
16 5 (0.95%) Data ONTAP
17 4 (0.76%) Mac OS
17 4 (0.76%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 120 (22.68%) ITIL
2 92 (17.39%) Migration
3 71 (13.42%) Service Management
4 70 (13.23%) Agile Software Development
5 51 (9.64%) Disaster Recovery
6 49 (9.26%) DevOps
7 47 (8.88%) Configuration Management
8 43 (8.13%) Software Engineering
9 42 (7.94%) Project Management
10 40 (7.56%) ITSM
10 40 (7.56%) Test Automation
11 36 (6.81%) Software Deployment
12 29 (5.48%) Continuous Integration
12 29 (5.48%) Performance Tuning
13 24 (4.54%) Performance Monitoring
13 24 (4.54%) Use Case
14 23 (4.35%) Data Migration
14 23 (4.35%) Service Delivery
15 21 (3.97%) Problem Management
16 17 (3.21%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 210 (39.70%) PowerShell
2 168 (31.76%) SQL
3 37 (6.99%) Ruby
4 26 (4.91%) Python
5 12 (2.27%) VBScript
6 11 (2.08%) T-SQL
7 10 (1.89%) Perl
7 10 (1.89%) Shell Script
7 10 (1.89%) VB
8 9 (1.70%) C#
8 9 (1.70%) JavaScript
9 8 (1.51%) PL/SQL
10 7 (1.32%) Java
11 4 (0.76%) C++
11 4 (0.76%) PHP
12 3 (0.57%) C
12 3 (0.57%) VB.NET
13 2 (0.38%) Bash Shell
14 1 (0.19%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 114 (21.55%) Security Cleared
2 87 (16.45%) SC Cleared
3 64 (12.10%) Microsoft Certification
4 50 (9.45%) MCSE
5 30 (5.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 20 (3.78%) Cisco Certification
7 19 (3.59%) Degree
7 19 (3.59%) MCITP
8 18 (3.40%) CCNA
9 13 (2.46%) MCSA
10 12 (2.27%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 9 (1.70%) DV Cleared
12 8 (1.51%) CTC Cleared
13 7 (1.32%) ITIL Certification
14 6 (1.13%) MCTS
15 4 (0.76%) CCA
15 4 (0.76%) Citrix Certification
15 4 (0.76%) MCP
15 4 (0.76%) RHCA
15 4 (0.76%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (3.40%) SLA
2 4 (0.76%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (0.57%) COBIT
4 2 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.38%) QA
5 1 (0.19%) JSP 440
5 1 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 316 (59.74%) Active Directory
2 158 (29.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 96 (18.15%) Hyper-V
4 72 (13.61%) vSphere
5 59 (11.15%) XenApp
6 45 (8.51%) XenDesktop
7 29 (5.48%) Docker
8 26 (4.91%) VMware ESX
9 18 (3.40%) XenServer
10 16 (3.02%) Microsoft App-V
11 13 (2.46%) NFS
12 12 (2.27%) Veritas Volume Manager
12 12 (2.27%) VMware ESXi
13 9 (1.70%) EMC RecoverPoint
14 8 (1.51%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 8 (1.51%) Terminal Services
14 8 (1.51%) vCloud
15 4 (0.76%) UAG
16 3 (0.57%) Firmware
17 2 (0.38%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 309 (58.41%) SCCM
2 59 (11.15%) Puppet
3 52 (9.83%) SCOrch
4 39 (7.37%) SCVMM
5 35 (6.62%) Opscode Chef
6 28 (5.29%) Ansible
7 25 (4.73%) Nagios
8 21 (3.97%) Tivoli
9 20 (3.78%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 19 (3.59%) NetBackup
11 18 (3.40%) BMC PATROL
11 18 (3.40%) Windows Intune
12 17 (3.21%) Backup Exec
12 17 (3.21%) WSUS
13 15 (2.84%) SCSM
14 14 (2.65%) Forefront Identity Manager
15 13 (2.46%) Kibana
15 13 (2.46%) logstash
15 13 (2.46%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
15 13 (2.46%) OPNET
Vendors
1 328 (62.00%) Microsoft
2 227 (42.91%) VMware
3 110 (20.79%) Citrix
4 93 (17.58%) HP
5 68 (12.85%) Oracle
6 59 (11.15%) NetApp
7 46 (8.70%) Cisco
8 41 (7.75%) Dell
9 38 (7.18%) IBM
10 34 (6.43%) EMC
11 29 (5.48%) Veritas
12 25 (4.73%) Red Hat
12 25 (4.73%) SolarWinds
13 24 (4.54%) Splunk
14 21 (3.97%) BMC
14 21 (3.97%) Symantec
15 20 (3.78%) CA
16 14 (2.65%) CommVault
17 13 (2.46%) RightScale
17 13 (2.46%) webMethods
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