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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM)
Rank 334 314 302
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -12
Contract jobs citing SCOM 289 302 298
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.54% 0.60% 0.62%
As % of the Systems Management category 6.53% 7.40% 8.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 173 177 144
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£375 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.20% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 11 25
Average hourly rate £37.09 £25.00 £31.56
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+48.36% -20.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.45 £19.00 £23.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.25 £45.00 £40.57
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.09 £25.00 £31.56
% change year-on-year
+48.36% -20.77%
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
4429 4080 3690
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 8.33% 8.11% 7.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 2738 2419 2163
Average daily rate £413 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £254 £238 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 141 143 156
Average hourly rate £22.50 £19.00 £20.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.42% -8.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.07 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.43 £32.17 £40.29
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £19.91 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+7.98% -0.45%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 28 August 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 +5 90 £360 +10.76% 11
London -24 87 £400 - 21
East of England +15 41 £425 +21.42% 1
North West -34 20 £325 +18.18% 5
West Midlands +8 19 £350 +37.25% 1
Yorkshire -27 14 £380 +32.17% 6
South West -18 13 £500 +26.98% 4
North East -23 3 - -
East Midlands -13 1 - - 3
SCOM
UK

SCOM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 385 (68.26%) Windows
2 316 (56.03%) Microsoft
3 280 (49.65%) SCCM
4 248 (43.97%) Active Directory
5 201 (35.64%) VMware
6 191 (33.87%) PowerShell
7 188 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
8 161 (28.55%) SQL
9 156 (27.66%) Windows Server 2012
10 142 (25.18%) ITIL
11 135 (23.94%) Hyper-V
12 132 (23.40%) Windows Server 2003
13 120 (21.28%) DNS
14 113 (20.04%) Citrix
15 112 (19.86%) MS Exchange
16 100 (17.73%) VMware Infrastructure
17 99 (17.55%) SQL Server
17 99 (17.55%) Microsoft Certification
18 88 (15.60%) Security Cleared
19 83 (14.72%) Data Centre
20 78 (13.83%) HP
20 78 (13.83%) DHCP
20 78 (13.83%) SCOrch
21 77 (13.65%) Lync
22 73 (12.94%) MCSE
22 73 (12.94%) MS Excel
23 71 (12.59%) SharePoint
23 71 (12.59%) SAN
24 66 (11.70%) Linux
25 63 (11.17%) Finance

SCOM
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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
1 112 (19.86%) MS Exchange
2 77 (13.65%) Lync
3 71 (12.59%) SharePoint
4 57 (10.11%) IIS
5 44 (7.80%) Exchange Server 2010
6 23 (4.08%) Exchange Server 2013
7 16 (2.84%) Exchange Server 2007
8 15 (2.66%) Exchange Server 2003
8 15 (2.66%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 14 (2.48%) BizTalk Server
10 9 (1.60%) OpenStack
11 7 (1.24%) Office Communications Server
11 7 (1.24%) SharePoint 2010
11 7 (1.24%) JBoss
11 7 (1.24%) Tomcat
12 6 (1.06%) Oracle Workflow
12 6 (1.06%) SharePoint 2013
13 4 (0.71%) WebSphere
14 3 (0.53%) Apache
15 2 (0.35%) TPMS
Applications
1 73 (12.94%) MS Excel
2 21 (3.72%) MS Office
3 3 (0.53%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 11 (1.95%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (1.42%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (0.53%) SAP CCM
3 3 (0.53%) SAP ERP
4 2 (0.35%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.35%) Remedy AR System
4 2 (0.35%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 38 (6.74%) Office 365
2 37 (6.56%) Microsoft Azure
3 21 (3.72%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (1.24%) IaaS
5 5 (0.89%) Yammer
6 4 (0.71%) Azure Active Directory
7 3 (0.53%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.35%) PaaS
9 1 (0.18%) Symantec.cloud
Communications & Networking
1 120 (21.28%) DNS
2 78 (13.83%) DHCP
3 71 (12.59%) SAN
4 46 (8.16%) TCP/IP
5 44 (7.80%) Firewall
6 26 (4.61%) Network Security
7 22 (3.90%) WAN
8 18 (3.19%) FTP
8 18 (3.19%) NAS
9 14 (2.48%) LAN
9 14 (2.48%) NetScaler
10 13 (2.30%) SNMP
11 12 (2.13%) Fibre Channel
12 11 (1.95%) Skype
12 11 (1.95%) VLAN
13 10 (1.77%) VPN
13 10 (1.77%) FCoE
14 9 (1.60%) Unified Communications
14 9 (1.60%) Internet
15 8 (1.42%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 99 (17.55%) SQL Server
2 33 (5.85%) SQL Server 2008
3 16 (2.84%) SQL Server 2012
4 14 (2.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 13 (2.30%) MySQL
6 11 (1.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 10 (1.77%) Data Warehouse
7 10 (1.77%) Oracle Database
8 8 (1.42%) OLTP
9 4 (0.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 3 (0.53%) Oracle Database 12c
10 3 (0.53%) SQL Server 2005
10 3 (0.53%) DB2
10 3 (0.53%) Relational Database
10 3 (0.53%) Azure SQL Database
11 2 (0.35%) Informix
11 2 (0.35%) Oracle Reports
11 2 (0.35%) BusinessObjects
11 2 (0.35%) Oracle Database 11g
12 1 (0.18%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 16 (2.84%) Team Foundation Server
2 10 (1.77%) Git (software)
3 9 (1.60%) JIRA
3 9 (1.60%) Jenkins
4 8 (1.42%) Ant
5 5 (0.89%) Visual Studio
5 5 (0.89%) WiX
5 5 (0.89%) MSBuild
6 4 (0.71%) MSI
7 3 (0.53%) Subversion
7 3 (0.53%) Maven
7 3 (0.53%) Hudson
8 2 (0.35%) Lombardi
8 2 (0.35%) Introscope
9 1 (0.18%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 63 (11.17%) Finance
2 32 (5.67%) Banking
3 17 (3.01%) Retail
4 6 (1.06%) Law
5 5 (0.89%) Legal
5 5 (0.89%) Financial Institution
5 5 (0.89%) Telecoms
6 4 (0.71%) Automotive
6 4 (0.71%) Advertising
7 3 (0.53%) Back Office
8 2 (0.35%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (0.35%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.35%) Games
8 2 (0.35%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.18%) Spanish Language
9 1 (0.18%) Billing
Job Titles
1 79 (14.01%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 56 (9.93%) Consultant
3 51 (9.04%) Analyst
3 51 (9.04%) Support Engineer
3 51 (9.04%) 3rd Line Support
4 39 (6.91%) Administrator
5 38 (6.74%) Architect
6 35 (6.21%) Systems Administrator
6 35 (6.21%) Wintel Engineer
7 34 (6.03%) DBA
8 26 (4.61%) Systems Engineer
9 23 (4.08%) SQL DBA
10 22 (3.90%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
11 21 (3.72%) Server Engineer
12 18 (3.19%) Support Analyst
13 17 (3.01%) SQL Server DBA
14 13 (2.30%) SCCM Consultant
15 12 (2.13%) Technical Analyst
16 11 (1.95%) Infrastructure Architect
16 11 (1.95%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (2.66%) .NET
2 9 (1.60%) XML
3 8 (1.42%) Middleware
4 6 (1.06%) Application Packaging
5 5 (0.89%) FIX Protocol
5 5 (0.89%) WCF
5 5 (0.89%) LINQ
5 5 (0.89%) OLE
5 5 (0.89%) OLE DB
5 5 (0.89%) Rendezvous
6 4 (0.71%) SAP PI
6 4 (0.71%) Web Services
6 4 (0.71%) WebSphere MQ
6 4 (0.71%) X-Windows
7 3 (0.53%) .NET Framework
8 2 (0.35%) Drools
8 2 (0.35%) XSL
8 2 (0.35%) XSLT
8 2 (0.35%) J2EE
8 2 (0.35%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 83 (14.72%) Data Centre
2 53 (9.40%) Clustering
3 24 (4.26%) PKI
3 24 (4.26%) Analytical Skills
4 23 (4.08%) Replication
5 17 (3.01%) Client/Server
6 15 (2.66%) Blackberry
7 12 (2.13%) Management Information System
8 7 (1.24%) Private Cloud
8 7 (1.24%) User Experience
8 7 (1.24%) Video Conferencing
9 6 (1.06%) Enterprise Storage
10 5 (0.89%) iPad
10 5 (0.89%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 5 (0.89%) Computer Science
10 5 (0.89%) CMDB
11 4 (0.71%) Mainframe
11 4 (0.71%) Enterprise Software
11 4 (0.71%) EqualLogic
11 4 (0.71%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 385 (68.26%) Windows
2 188 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 156 (27.66%) Windows Server 2012
4 132 (23.40%) Windows Server 2003
5 66 (11.70%) Linux
6 38 (6.74%) UNIX
6 38 (6.74%) Windows 7
7 25 (4.43%) Solaris
8 21 (3.72%) Windows XP
9 12 (2.13%) Windows 8
10 5 (0.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 5 (0.89%) Data ONTAP
11 4 (0.71%) Android
11 4 (0.71%) Windows 2000 Server
11 4 (0.71%) VMS
11 4 (0.71%) AIX
12 1 (0.18%) HPUX
12 1 (0.18%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.18%) CentOS
12 1 (0.18%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 142 (25.18%) ITIL
2 43 (7.62%) Incident Management
3 41 (7.27%) Migration
4 37 (6.56%) Service Delivery
5 34 (6.03%) Service Management
6 32 (5.67%) Configuration Management
7 28 (4.96%) Performance Tuning
8 27 (4.79%) Change Management
9 24 (4.26%) Performance Monitoring
9 24 (4.26%) Capacity Management
10 23 (4.08%) Disaster Recovery
11 21 (3.72%) Data Protection
11 21 (3.72%) DevOps
12 20 (3.55%) ITSM
13 19 (3.37%) Workflow
14 18 (3.19%) Capacity Planning
14 18 (3.19%) Load Balancing
15 15 (2.66%) Problem Management
16 14 (2.48%) Change Control
16 14 (2.48%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 191 (33.87%) PowerShell
2 161 (28.55%) SQL
3 27 (4.79%) VBScript
4 21 (3.72%) T-SQL
5 18 (3.19%) Java
6 12 (2.13%) Python
7 10 (1.77%) Perl
7 10 (1.77%) C#
8 8 (1.42%) C
9 7 (1.24%) VB
10 4 (0.71%) Shell Script
11 3 (0.53%) Ruby
11 3 (0.53%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.18%) R
12 1 (0.18%) VBA
Qualifications
1 99 (17.55%) Microsoft Certification
2 88 (15.60%) Security Cleared
3 73 (12.94%) MCSE
4 60 (10.64%) SC Cleared
5 30 (5.32%) DV Cleared
6 29 (5.14%) MCITP
7 23 (4.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 23 (4.08%) Cisco Certification
7 23 (4.08%) MCSA
8 19 (3.37%) Citrix Certification
9 18 (3.19%) CCNA
9 18 (3.19%) Degree
10 15 (2.66%) MCTS
11 14 (2.48%) CCA
12 9 (1.60%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 7 (1.24%) VCP4
14 6 (1.06%) ITIL Certification
14 6 (1.06%) MCP
15 5 (0.89%) CCNP
16 4 (0.71%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (4.43%) SLA
2 4 (0.71%) COBIT
3 2 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 248 (43.97%) Active Directory
2 135 (23.94%) Hyper-V
3 100 (17.73%) VMware Infrastructure
4 45 (7.98%) vSphere
5 33 (5.85%) XenApp
6 27 (4.79%) VMware ESXi
7 25 (4.43%) VMware ESX
8 22 (3.90%) Terminal Services
9 20 (3.55%) Microsoft App-V
10 15 (2.66%) UAG
11 12 (2.13%) ISA Server
12 10 (1.77%) XenDesktop
13 7 (1.24%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 7 (1.24%) DFS Replication
14 5 (0.89%) Forefront TMG
14 5 (0.89%) vCloud
14 5 (0.89%) Docker
15 4 (0.71%) Veritas Cluster Server
15 4 (0.71%) XenServer
16 3 (0.53%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 280 (49.65%) SCCM
2 78 (13.83%) SCOrch
3 49 (8.69%) SCSM
4 39 (6.91%) SCVMM
5 32 (5.67%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 27 (4.79%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 27 (4.79%) WSUS
6 27 (4.79%) NetBackup
7 22 (3.90%) Puppet
8 21 (3.72%) Opscode Chef
9 18 (3.19%) Backup Exec
10 17 (3.01%) Tivoli
11 15 (2.66%) MOM
11 15 (2.66%) BMC PATROL
12 14 (2.48%) Nagios
13 13 (2.30%) SCDPM
14 11 (1.95%) OpenView
15 8 (1.42%) Ansible
15 8 (1.42%) AirWatch
16 7 (1.24%) vMotion
Vendors
1 316 (56.03%) Microsoft
2 201 (35.64%) VMware
3 113 (20.04%) Citrix
4 78 (13.83%) HP
5 56 (9.93%) Symantec
6 54 (9.57%) Cisco
7 49 (8.69%) Oracle
8 33 (5.85%) Dell
9 30 (5.32%) Veritas
10 23 (4.08%) BMC
11 21 (3.72%) NetApp
11 21 (3.72%) Sybase
12 20 (3.55%) Remedy
12 20 (3.55%) Sophos
13 19 (3.37%) McAfee
13 19 (3.37%) IBM
13 19 (3.37%) SolarWinds
14 17 (3.01%) CA
15 16 (2.84%) 3PAR
16 11 (1.95%) ServiceNow
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