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 29 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM)
Rank 346 350 249
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -101
Contract jobs citing SCOM 284 245 354
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.55% 0.50% 0.76%
As % of the Systems Management category 6.62% 6.21% 9.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 188 139 163
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£363 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.83% +2.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £274 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £475 £429
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 7 20
Average hourly rate £30.00 £25.00 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -18.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £18.78 £19.78
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.25 £27.60 £40.57
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.55 £25.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+34.18% -18.03%
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
4290 3946 3601
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 8.30% 7.99% 7.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 2686 2320 2051
Average daily rate £405 £390 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £254 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £340 £345
% change year-on-year
+10.29% -1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 125 124 165
Average hourly rate £23.00 £18.63 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.48% -17.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.69 £31.56 £40.57
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -11.11%

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 29 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
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 29 July 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 29 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
South East +33 95 £350 +9.80% 18
London -31 83 £375 - 21
East of England +23 40 £413 +13.79% 1
North West -21 19 £301 +15.86% 1
West Midlands +4 15 £400 +26.98% 2
South West -1 14 £400 +14.28% 4
Yorkshire -17 11 £380 +32.17% 5
North East - 4 £263 -
Midlands - 2 £238 - 1
SCOM
UK

SCOM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 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.

1 383 (70.66%) Windows
2 297 (54.80%) Microsoft
3 283 (52.21%) SCCM
4 246 (45.39%) Active Directory
5 217 (40.04%) VMware
6 189 (34.87%) Windows Server 2008
7 164 (30.26%) PowerShell
8 159 (29.34%) Windows Server 2012
9 143 (26.38%) ITIL
10 142 (26.20%) SQL
11 137 (25.28%) Hyper-V
12 129 (23.80%) Windows Server 2003
13 121 (22.32%) DNS
14 115 (21.22%) VMware Infrastructure
15 109 (20.11%) Citrix
16 107 (19.74%) MS Exchange
17 97 (17.90%) Security Cleared
18 92 (16.97%) Microsoft Certification
19 91 (16.79%) SQL Server
20 84 (15.50%) HP
20 84 (15.50%) SCOrch
21 82 (15.13%) DHCP
22 81 (14.94%) Data Centre
23 78 (14.39%) SharePoint
23 78 (14.39%) Lync
24 77 (14.21%) SAN
25 67 (12.36%) SC Cleared
26 65 (11.99%) MCSE
27 62 (11.44%) MS Excel
28 61 (11.25%) IIS

SCOM
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 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
1 107 (19.74%) MS Exchange
2 78 (14.39%) SharePoint
2 78 (14.39%) Lync
3 61 (11.25%) IIS
4 39 (7.20%) Exchange Server 2010
5 25 (4.61%) Exchange Server 2013
6 16 (2.95%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 16 (2.95%) Exchange Server 2007
7 11 (2.03%) Exchange Server 2003
7 11 (2.03%) BizTalk Server
8 10 (1.85%) Tomcat
9 8 (1.48%) Office Communications Server
9 8 (1.48%) OpenStack
10 6 (1.11%) Oracle Workflow
11 5 (0.92%) SharePoint 2010
11 5 (0.92%) JBoss
11 5 (0.92%) SharePoint 2013
12 3 (0.55%) Apache
13 2 (0.37%) TPMS
13 2 (0.37%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 62 (11.44%) MS Excel
2 18 (3.32%) MS Office
3 2 (0.37%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 11 (2.03%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (1.66%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.37%) Remedy AR System
3 2 (0.37%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (0.37%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.37%) SAP CCM
3 2 (0.37%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.18%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 34 (6.27%) Office 365
2 30 (5.54%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (2.21%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (0.92%) Yammer
5 4 (0.74%) IaaS
6 3 (0.55%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.37%) PaaS
8 1 (0.18%) Symantec.cloud
8 1 (0.18%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 121 (22.32%) DNS
2 82 (15.13%) DHCP
3 77 (14.21%) SAN
4 45 (8.30%) TCP/IP
5 35 (6.46%) Firewall
6 20 (3.69%) Network Security
6 20 (3.69%) WAN
7 18 (3.32%) NAS
8 16 (2.95%) NetScaler
8 16 (2.95%) LAN
8 16 (2.95%) FTP
9 12 (2.21%) SNMP
9 12 (2.21%) Fibre Channel
10 11 (2.03%) VPN
11 9 (1.66%) SMTP
11 9 (1.66%) Internet
11 9 (1.66%) Unified Communications
11 9 (1.66%) FCoE
12 8 (1.48%) VLAN
13 7 (1.29%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 91 (16.79%) SQL Server
2 30 (5.54%) SQL Server 2008
3 12 (2.21%) SQL Server 2012
3 12 (2.21%) MySQL
3 12 (2.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 10 (1.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 9 (1.66%) Data Warehouse
6 8 (1.48%) Oracle Database
7 4 (0.74%) OLTP
7 4 (0.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 4 (0.74%) Oracle Database 12c
8 3 (0.55%) Oracle Database 11g
8 3 (0.55%) BusinessObjects
8 3 (0.55%) SQL Server 2005
8 3 (0.55%) Oracle Reports
9 2 (0.37%) DB2
9 2 (0.37%) Relational Database
10 1 (0.18%) MS Access
10 1 (0.18%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 11 (2.03%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (1.11%) Jenkins
3 5 (0.92%) Ant
4 4 (0.74%) JIRA
4 4 (0.74%) Git (software)
5 3 (0.55%) WiX
5 3 (0.55%) MSBuild
5 3 (0.55%) Visual Studio
6 2 (0.37%) MSI
6 2 (0.37%) Lombardi
7 1 (0.18%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 54 (9.96%) Finance
2 26 (4.80%) Banking
3 18 (3.32%) Retail
4 5 (0.92%) Legal
5 4 (0.74%) Telecoms
5 4 (0.74%) Law
5 4 (0.74%) Advertising
6 3 (0.55%) Financial Institution
6 3 (0.55%) Back Office
7 2 (0.37%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (0.37%) Automotive
7 2 (0.37%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.18%) Spanish Language
8 1 (0.18%) Billing
8 1 (0.18%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 80 (14.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 59 (10.89%) Support Engineer
3 58 (10.70%) Consultant
4 51 (9.41%) 3rd Line Support
5 45 (8.30%) Analyst
6 44 (8.12%) Administrator
7 37 (6.83%) Systems Administrator
7 37 (6.83%) Architect
7 37 (6.83%) Wintel Engineer
8 35 (6.46%) Systems Engineer
9 25 (4.61%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
10 17 (3.14%) Server Engineer
11 15 (2.77%) DBA
11 15 (2.77%) Windows Engineer
12 14 (2.58%) SCCM Consultant
12 14 (2.58%) Support Analyst
13 13 (2.40%) SQL DBA
14 12 (2.21%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
15 11 (2.03%) Windows Administrator
15 11 (2.03%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (2.21%) .NET
2 10 (1.85%) Middleware
3 8 (1.48%) XML
4 7 (1.29%) Application Packaging
5 5 (0.92%) X-Windows
5 5 (0.92%) Web Services
6 4 (0.74%) SAP PI
6 4 (0.74%) LAMP
6 4 (0.74%) .NET Framework
6 4 (0.74%) OLE
6 4 (0.74%) OLE DB
7 3 (0.55%) WCF
7 3 (0.55%) LINQ
8 2 (0.37%) Drools
8 2 (0.37%) FIX Protocol
8 2 (0.37%) XSL
8 2 (0.37%) XSLT
8 2 (0.37%) WebSphere MQ
8 2 (0.37%) Rendezvous
8 2 (0.37%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 81 (14.94%) Data Centre
2 59 (10.89%) Clustering
3 27 (4.98%) PKI
4 25 (4.61%) Analytical Skills
5 20 (3.69%) Blackberry
6 16 (2.95%) Client/Server
7 15 (2.77%) Replication
8 7 (1.29%) Video Conferencing
9 6 (1.11%) Enterprise Storage
9 6 (1.11%) Private Cloud
9 6 (1.11%) User Experience
9 6 (1.11%) Management Information System
10 5 (0.92%) CMDB
10 5 (0.92%) iPad
11 4 (0.74%) EqualLogic
11 4 (0.74%) Mainframe
12 3 (0.55%) Computer Science
13 2 (0.37%) Mathematics
13 2 (0.37%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 2 (0.37%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 383 (70.66%) Windows
2 189 (34.87%) Windows Server 2008
3 159 (29.34%) Windows Server 2012
4 129 (23.80%) Windows Server 2003
5 59 (10.89%) Linux
6 35 (6.46%) UNIX
7 31 (5.72%) Windows 7
8 21 (3.87%) Windows XP
9 12 (2.21%) Solaris
10 11 (2.03%) Windows 8
11 7 (1.29%) HPUX
12 6 (1.11%) Windows 2000
12 6 (1.11%) Data ONTAP
13 5 (0.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 5 (0.92%) Windows 2000 Server
14 4 (0.74%) CentOS
14 4 (0.74%) Android
15 2 (0.37%) AIX
16 1 (0.18%) VMS
16 1 (0.18%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 143 (26.38%) ITIL
2 40 (7.38%) Migration
2 40 (7.38%) Incident Management
3 35 (6.46%) Service Delivery
4 29 (5.35%) Change Management
4 29 (5.35%) Capacity Management
5 26 (4.80%) Performance Tuning
6 25 (4.61%) Configuration Management
6 25 (4.61%) Service Management
7 19 (3.51%) Disaster Recovery
8 18 (3.32%) Load Balancing
8 18 (3.32%) Problem Management
9 17 (3.14%) ITSM
9 17 (3.14%) Workflow
9 17 (3.14%) Performance Monitoring
9 17 (3.14%) DevOps
10 16 (2.95%) Project Management
10 16 (2.95%) Data Protection
11 15 (2.77%) Capacity Planning
12 14 (2.58%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 164 (30.26%) PowerShell
2 142 (26.20%) SQL
3 25 (4.61%) VBScript
4 19 (3.51%) Java
5 13 (2.40%) T-SQL
6 12 (2.21%) C#
7 11 (2.03%) Perl
8 8 (1.48%) C
9 7 (1.29%) VB
9 7 (1.29%) Python
10 4 (0.74%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.18%) Ruby
11 1 (0.18%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.18%) R
11 1 (0.18%) VBA
Qualifications
1 97 (17.90%) Security Cleared
2 92 (16.97%) Microsoft Certification
3 67 (12.36%) SC Cleared
4 65 (11.99%) MCSE
5 33 (6.09%) DV Cleared
6 31 (5.72%) MCITP
7 26 (4.80%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 22 (4.06%) MCSA
9 19 (3.51%) Cisco Certification
10 16 (2.95%) Degree
10 16 (2.95%) CCNA
11 13 (2.40%) Citrix Certification
12 12 (2.21%) CCA
13 10 (1.85%) MCTS
13 10 (1.85%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 7 (1.29%) VCP4
14 7 (1.29%) MCP
15 4 (0.74%) HND
15 4 (0.74%) ITIL Certification
16 3 (0.55%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (4.06%) SLA
2 2 (0.37%) COBIT
3 1 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 246 (45.39%) Active Directory
2 137 (25.28%) Hyper-V
3 115 (21.22%) VMware Infrastructure
4 43 (7.93%) vSphere
5 39 (7.20%) XenApp
6 28 (5.17%) VMware ESXi
7 23 (4.24%) VMware ESX
8 19 (3.51%) Microsoft App-V
8 19 (3.51%) Terminal Services
9 16 (2.95%) UAG
10 14 (2.58%) ISA Server
11 12 (2.21%) XenDesktop
12 8 (1.48%) Forefront TMG
13 7 (1.29%) DFS Replication
13 7 (1.29%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 6 (1.11%) Veritas Cluster Server
15 5 (0.92%) Docker
15 5 (0.92%) iptables
16 4 (0.74%) vCloud
16 4 (0.74%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 283 (52.21%) SCCM
2 84 (15.50%) SCOrch
3 58 (10.70%) SCSM
4 43 (7.93%) SCVMM
5 27 (4.98%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 25 (4.61%) WSUS
7 22 (4.06%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 21 (3.87%) NetBackup
9 17 (3.14%) Backup Exec
10 16 (2.95%) MOM
10 16 (2.95%) Puppet
10 16 (2.95%) SCDPM
11 15 (2.77%) Tivoli
12 13 (2.40%) Opscode Chef
13 11 (2.03%) OpenView
13 11 (2.03%) BMC PATROL
13 11 (2.03%) Nagios
14 9 (1.66%) HP SIM
15 8 (1.48%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
15 8 (1.48%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 297 (54.80%) Microsoft
2 217 (40.04%) VMware
3 109 (20.11%) Citrix
4 84 (15.50%) HP
5 50 (9.23%) Symantec
6 48 (8.86%) Cisco
7 30 (5.54%) Oracle
7 30 (5.54%) Dell
7 30 (5.54%) NetApp
8 22 (4.06%) McAfee
9 21 (3.87%) Veritas
10 20 (3.69%) Sophos
11 19 (3.51%) BMC
12 18 (3.32%) IBM
12 18 (3.32%) SolarWinds
13 17 (3.14%) 3PAR
13 17 (3.14%) Remedy
14 16 (2.95%) CA
15 15 (2.77%) ServiceNow
16 13 (2.40%) Veeam
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