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 4 March 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM)
Rank 313 317 254
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -63
Contract jobs citing SCOM 274 251 301
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.57% 0.54% 0.73%
As % of the Systems Management category 7.18% 7.45% 11.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 166 125 177
Average daily rate
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£400 £338 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.51% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £262 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £325 £333
% change year-on-year
+23.07% -2.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 27 24
Average hourly rate £27.00 £29.00 £30.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.89% -4.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.80 £18.61 £22.58
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £46.00 £43.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.00 £28.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-5.26% -1.72%
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
3815 3367 2688
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 8.00% 7.30% 6.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 2289 1911 1547
Average daily rate £425 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.86% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 140 155 174
Average hourly rate £22.50 £23.20 £22.37
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.01% +3.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.90 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £45.00 £40.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%

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 4 March 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 4 March 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 4 March 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 +29 106 £400 +1.26% 38
South East -25 79 £409 +25.69% 20
East of England +21 27 £425 +41.66% 13
North West -23 20 £300 +10.09% 5
West Midlands +2 17 £288 -17.85% 2
East Midlands +7 11 £450 +12.50% 3
South West -22 10 £363 -9.37% 10
North East +2 1 - - 2
Yorkshire -31 1 - - 6
Midlands - - - -
SCOM
UK

SCOM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 4 March 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.

1 464 (71.94%) Windows
2 356 (55.19%) SCCM
3 331 (51.32%) Active Directory
4 310 (48.06%) Microsoft
5 217 (33.64%) Windows Server 2008
6 207 (32.09%) VMware
7 176 (27.29%) ITIL
8 169 (26.20%) PowerShell
9 168 (26.05%) DNS
10 167 (25.89%) Windows Server 2012
11 143 (22.17%) Windows Server 2003
12 142 (22.02%) DHCP
13 126 (19.53%) SQL
14 124 (19.22%) Citrix
15 112 (17.36%) VMware Infrastructure
16 105 (16.28%) IIS
17 103 (15.97%) SQL Server
18 102 (15.81%) MS Exchange
19 99 (15.35%) Hyper-V
20 91 (14.11%) SAN
21 89 (13.80%) HP
22 83 (12.87%) Microsoft Certification
22 83 (12.87%) SharePoint
23 79 (12.25%) Security Cleared
24 74 (11.47%) Clustering
25 68 (10.54%) MS Excel
26 64 (9.92%) Finance
27 62 (9.61%) MCSE
27 62 (9.61%) XenApp
28 60 (9.30%) vSphere

SCOM
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 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
1 105 (16.28%) IIS
2 102 (15.81%) MS Exchange
3 83 (12.87%) SharePoint
4 57 (8.84%) Lync
5 47 (7.29%) Exchange Server 2010
6 27 (4.19%) Exchange Server 2013
7 20 (3.10%) Exchange Server 2003
8 18 (2.79%) Exchange Server 2007
9 15 (2.33%) OpenStack
9 15 (2.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 13 (2.02%) BizTalk Server
11 12 (1.86%) Office Communications Server
12 10 (1.55%) SharePoint 2013
13 9 (1.40%) Tomcat
14 8 (1.24%) Lotus Domino
15 6 (0.93%) Apache
16 5 (0.78%) SharePoint 2010
17 4 (0.62%) JBoss
17 4 (0.62%) Confluence
18 3 (0.47%) Documentum
Applications
1 68 (10.54%) MS Excel
2 25 (3.88%) MS Office
3 6 (0.93%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.78%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 7 (1.09%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.47%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.47%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (0.47%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.16%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 58 (8.99%) Microsoft Azure
2 30 (4.65%) Amazon AWS
3 20 (3.10%) Office 365
4 1 (0.16%) SaaS
4 1 (0.16%) PaaS
4 1 (0.16%) Google Apps
4 1 (0.16%) IaaS
4 1 (0.16%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 168 (26.05%) DNS
2 142 (22.02%) DHCP
3 91 (14.11%) SAN
4 53 (8.22%) TCP/IP
5 43 (6.67%) NAS
6 41 (6.36%) WAN
7 40 (6.20%) FTP
8 37 (5.74%) NetScaler
9 35 (5.43%) LAN
10 30 (4.65%) Firewall
11 25 (3.88%) Internet
12 13 (2.02%) VPN
13 11 (1.71%) Cisco ASA
13 11 (1.71%) VLAN
14 9 (1.40%) SNMP
15 8 (1.24%) VoIP
16 7 (1.09%) Unified Communications
16 7 (1.09%) LDAP
17 6 (0.93%) iSCSI
18 5 (0.78%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 103 (15.97%) SQL Server
2 46 (7.13%) SQL Server 2008
3 29 (4.50%) SQL Server 2012
4 20 (3.10%) SQL Server 2005
5 9 (1.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 7 (1.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 6 (0.93%) Data Warehouse
8 5 (0.78%) OLTP
9 4 (0.62%) NoSQL
10 3 (0.47%) Couchbase
10 3 (0.47%) Oracle Database
10 3 (0.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 3 (0.47%) MySQL
11 2 (0.31%) SQL Server 2000
11 2 (0.31%) Oracle Reports
12 1 (0.16%) MariaDB
12 1 (0.16%) Oracle Database 12c
12 1 (0.16%) Oracle Database 11g
12 1 (0.16%) Spotfire
12 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 8 (1.24%) Visual Studio
2 4 (0.62%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 4 (0.62%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (0.62%) JIRA
3 3 (0.47%) StyleCop
3 3 (0.47%) Cucumber
3 3 (0.47%) SpecFlow
3 3 (0.47%) Jenkins
3 3 (0.47%) Fiddler
3 3 (0.47%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.16%) Subversion
4 1 (0.16%) NUnit
4 1 (0.16%) ClearCase
4 1 (0.16%) Ant
4 1 (0.16%) MSI
General
1 64 (9.92%) Finance
2 21 (3.26%) Banking
3 18 (2.79%) Legal
3 18 (2.79%) Retail
4 16 (2.48%) Telecoms
5 14 (2.17%) Law
6 11 (1.71%) Publishing
7 7 (1.09%) Financial Institution
7 7 (1.09%) Games
8 6 (0.93%) Manufacturing
9 3 (0.47%) Online Betting
9 3 (0.47%) Local Government
9 3 (0.47%) Marketing
9 3 (0.47%) Electronics
10 2 (0.31%) Advertising
10 2 (0.31%) Automotive
10 2 (0.31%) French Language
11 1 (0.16%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 116 (17.98%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 64 (9.92%) Analyst
3 63 (9.77%) Consultant
4 61 (9.46%) Administrator
5 48 (7.44%) Support Engineer
6 43 (6.67%) Architect
7 38 (5.89%) Systems Administrator
8 36 (5.58%) 3rd Line Support
9 32 (4.96%) Server Engineer
10 27 (4.19%) Wintel Engineer
10 27 (4.19%) Web Engineer
11 24 (3.72%) Support Analyst
12 23 (3.57%) Systems Engineer
13 22 (3.41%) Wintel Analyst
14 20 (3.10%) Web Infrastructure Engineer
15 18 (2.79%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
16 17 (2.64%) Project Manager
17 16 (2.48%) Windows Engineer
18 15 (2.33%) Windows Administrator
18 15 (2.33%) Operations Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (5.43%) Web Services
2 23 (3.57%) .NET
3 19 (2.95%) Middleware
4 17 (2.64%) XML
5 13 (2.02%) Application Packaging
6 8 (1.24%) REST
7 5 (0.78%) SAP PI
7 5 (0.78%) HTML
7 5 (0.78%) SOAP
7 5 (0.78%) LAMP
8 2 (0.31%) OLE
8 2 (0.31%) OLE DB
8 2 (0.31%) DCOM
8 2 (0.31%) MSMQ
8 2 (0.31%) .NET Framework
9 1 (0.16%) ASP.NET Web API
9 1 (0.16%) Software Packaging
9 1 (0.16%) XMPP
9 1 (0.16%) ASP.NET
9 1 (0.16%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 74 (11.47%) Clustering
2 30 (4.65%) Replication
3 26 (4.03%) PKI
4 24 (3.72%) Analytical Skills
5 21 (3.26%) Blackberry
6 8 (1.24%) Video Conferencing
7 7 (1.09%) CESG
8 6 (0.93%) Thin Client
8 6 (0.93%) Mainframe
8 6 (0.93%) CLARiiON
8 6 (0.93%) Management Information System
8 6 (0.93%) Client/Server
8 6 (0.93%) Fat Client
9 5 (0.78%) Online Games
10 4 (0.62%) CESG CLAS
11 3 (0.47%) Open Source
11 3 (0.47%) iPad
11 3 (0.47%) User Experience
11 3 (0.47%) DTV
12 2 (0.31%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 464 (71.94%) Windows
2 217 (33.64%) Windows Server 2008
3 167 (25.89%) Windows Server 2012
4 143 (22.17%) Windows Server 2003
5 47 (7.29%) Windows 7
6 42 (6.51%) Linux
7 33 (5.12%) Windows XP
8 31 (4.81%) UNIX
9 21 (3.26%) Windows 2000
10 16 (2.48%) Windows 2000 Server
11 13 (2.02%) Solaris
12 12 (1.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 11 (1.71%) Windows 8
13 11 (1.71%) HPUX
14 8 (1.24%) Windows NT
15 4 (0.62%) Oracle Linux
16 3 (0.47%) CentOS
17 2 (0.31%) SUSE
17 2 (0.31%) AIX
17 2 (0.31%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 176 (27.29%) ITIL
2 48 (7.44%) E-Commerce
2 48 (7.44%) Migration
3 41 (6.36%) Change Management
4 39 (6.05%) Project Management
5 36 (5.58%) Incident Management
6 35 (5.43%) Service Management
6 35 (5.43%) Performance Monitoring
7 33 (5.12%) Service Delivery
8 32 (4.96%) Disaster Recovery
9 28 (4.34%) Configuration Management
10 26 (4.03%) Capacity Planning
11 25 (3.88%) ITSM
12 22 (3.41%) Capacity Management
13 21 (3.26%) Performance Tuning
14 19 (2.95%) Business Continuity
15 18 (2.79%) Problem Management
15 18 (2.79%) Load Balancing
15 18 (2.79%) DevOps
16 17 (2.64%) Low Latency
Programming Languages
1 169 (26.20%) PowerShell
2 126 (19.53%) SQL
3 53 (8.22%) VBScript
4 21 (3.26%) C#
5 16 (2.48%) T-SQL
6 12 (1.86%) Shell Script
7 10 (1.55%) VB
8 9 (1.40%) Java
9 7 (1.09%) Perl
10 5 (0.78%) C++
11 4 (0.62%) Python
11 4 (0.62%) Ruby
12 3 (0.47%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.16%) JavaScript
13 1 (0.16%) C
Qualifications
1 83 (12.87%) Microsoft Certification
2 79 (12.25%) Security Cleared
3 62 (9.61%) MCSE
4 48 (7.44%) SC Cleared
5 33 (5.12%) DV Cleared
6 32 (4.96%) MCITP
7 28 (4.34%) Degree
8 22 (3.41%) MCP
9 18 (2.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 17 (2.64%) VCP4
11 12 (1.86%) MCSA
11 12 (1.86%) MCTS
12 11 (1.71%) Cisco Certification
13 8 (1.24%) Citrix Certification
14 7 (1.09%) CCA
15 5 (0.78%) CCNA
15 5 (0.78%) ITIL Certification
16 4 (0.62%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
17 3 (0.47%) VCP5
17 3 (0.47%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (6.05%) SLA
2 3 (0.47%) QA
3 1 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 331 (51.32%) Active Directory
2 112 (17.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 99 (15.35%) Hyper-V
4 62 (9.61%) XenApp
5 60 (9.30%) vSphere
6 36 (5.58%) VMware ESX
6 36 (5.58%) XenDesktop
7 31 (4.81%) VMware ESXi
8 26 (4.03%) Microsoft App-V
9 19 (2.95%) UAG
9 19 (2.95%) ISA Server
10 16 (2.48%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 14 (2.17%) XenServer
12 13 (2.02%) vCloud
12 13 (2.02%) Forefront TMG
12 13 (2.02%) Terminal Services
13 6 (0.93%) NFS
14 5 (0.78%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 3 (0.47%) Docker
15 3 (0.47%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 356 (55.19%) SCCM
2 59 (9.15%) SCOrch
3 56 (8.68%) SCSM
4 41 (6.36%) SCVMM
5 29 (4.50%) NetBackup
5 29 (4.50%) HP SIM
6 19 (2.95%) EdgeSight
7 17 (2.64%) WMI
8 16 (2.48%) Netcool
8 16 (2.48%) Netcool/OMNIbus
8 16 (2.48%) MOM
8 16 (2.48%) Puppet
8 16 (2.48%) SCDPM
9 14 (2.17%) WSUS
10 13 (2.02%) McAfee ePO
10 13 (2.02%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 11 (1.71%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 9 (1.40%) Forefront Identity Manager
12 9 (1.40%) Backup Exec
13 7 (1.09%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 310 (48.06%) Microsoft
2 207 (32.09%) VMware
3 124 (19.22%) Citrix
4 89 (13.80%) HP
5 55 (8.53%) EMC
6 53 (8.22%) Cisco
7 48 (7.44%) IBM
8 47 (7.29%) Symantec
9 39 (6.05%) Dell
10 38 (5.89%) NetApp
11 27 (4.19%) Remedy
11 27 (4.19%) McAfee
11 27 (4.19%) BMC
12 24 (3.72%) Oracle
12 24 (3.72%) Veeam
13 23 (3.57%) SolarWinds
13 23 (3.57%) CA
13 23 (3.57%) Veritas
14 22 (3.41%) Akamai
14 22 (3.41%) ServiceNow
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