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 April 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 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM)
Rank 349 336 230
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -106
Contract jobs citing SCOM 249 256 354
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.49% 0.52% 0.83%
As % of the Systems Management category 6.31% 6.87% 12.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 158 129 198
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£400 £365 £366
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.58% -0.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £185 £234
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £338 £300
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 25 18
Average hourly rate £27.00 £29.00 £28.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.89% +0.86%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.31 £18.42 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £46.50 £42.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £28.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-7.01% -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
3948 3724 2860
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 7.81% 7.55% 6.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 2413 2146 1659
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 £275 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £337
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 171 170 170
Average hourly rate £20.19 £22.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.28% +12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £14.50 £11.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £45.00 £36.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £24.00 £20.13
% change year-on-year
-10.41% +19.25%

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 April 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 1 April 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 1 April 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 -10 91 £400 +18.51% 29
London +29 90 £388 -3.12% 19
East of England +17 18 £400 - 2
West Midlands -2 13 £325 -7.14% 2
South West -10 13 £356 -16.17% 8
East Midlands -3 10 £450 +89.47% 3
North West -35 9 £450 +66.66% 6
Yorkshire -21 3 £140 -37.77% 12
Midlands - - - -
North East - - - -
SCOM
UK

SCOM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 April 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.

1 402 (68.84%) Windows
2 318 (54.45%) SCCM
3 283 (48.46%) Active Directory
4 282 (48.29%) Microsoft
5 197 (33.73%) Windows Server 2008
6 181 (30.99%) VMware
7 162 (27.74%) PowerShell
8 159 (27.23%) ITIL
9 149 (25.51%) Windows Server 2012
10 148 (25.34%) DNS
11 124 (21.23%) DHCP
12 122 (20.89%) Windows Server 2003
13 114 (19.52%) Citrix
14 104 (17.81%) VMware Infrastructure
15 103 (17.64%) SQL
16 94 (16.10%) Hyper-V
17 86 (14.73%) MS Exchange
18 85 (14.55%) SQL Server
19 83 (14.21%) SAN
20 82 (14.04%) Security Cleared
21 81 (13.87%) SharePoint
22 80 (13.70%) HP
23 78 (13.36%) IIS
24 71 (12.16%) Microsoft Certification
25 66 (11.30%) SCOrch
26 64 (10.96%) Clustering
27 60 (10.27%) MS Excel
27 60 (10.27%) Lync
28 58 (9.93%) SCSM
29 53 (9.08%) XenApp

SCOM
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 April 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 86 (14.73%) MS Exchange
2 81 (13.87%) SharePoint
3 78 (13.36%) IIS
4 60 (10.27%) Lync
5 38 (6.51%) Exchange Server 2010
6 22 (3.77%) Exchange Server 2013
7 17 (2.91%) BizTalk Server
8 15 (2.57%) Exchange Server 2007
8 15 (2.57%) OpenStack
9 13 (2.23%) Office Communications Server
9 13 (2.23%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 10 (1.71%) Exchange Server 2003
11 9 (1.54%) Tomcat
12 8 (1.37%) SharePoint 2013
13 4 (0.68%) Lotus Domino
14 3 (0.51%) SharePoint 2010
14 3 (0.51%) IBM Notes
14 3 (0.51%) Apache
14 3 (0.51%) Documentum
15 2 (0.34%) JBoss
Applications
1 60 (10.27%) MS Excel
2 20 (3.42%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 10 (1.71%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.34%) Remedy AR System
2 2 (0.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.17%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.17%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 45 (7.71%) Microsoft Azure
2 22 (3.77%) Amazon AWS
3 20 (3.42%) Office 365
4 2 (0.34%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 1 (0.17%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.17%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 148 (25.34%) DNS
2 124 (21.23%) DHCP
3 83 (14.21%) SAN
4 45 (7.71%) TCP/IP
5 35 (5.99%) NAS
5 35 (5.99%) NetScaler
6 34 (5.82%) WAN
7 32 (5.48%) FTP
8 31 (5.31%) LAN
9 30 (5.14%) Firewall
10 17 (2.91%) Internet
11 11 (1.88%) VoIP
12 10 (1.71%) VPN
13 7 (1.20%) iSCSI
13 7 (1.20%) LDAP
13 7 (1.20%) Unified Communications
14 6 (1.03%) SNMP
15 5 (0.86%) BIG-IP
15 5 (0.86%) Cisco ASA
15 5 (0.86%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 85 (14.55%) SQL Server
2 31 (5.31%) SQL Server 2008
3 17 (2.91%) SQL Server 2012
4 15 (2.57%) SQL Server 2005
5 13 (2.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 12 (2.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 7 (1.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 6 (1.03%) Data Warehouse
9 5 (0.86%) MySQL
10 3 (0.51%) OLTP
10 3 (0.51%) Oracle Database
10 3 (0.51%) NoSQL
11 2 (0.34%) Couchbase
11 2 (0.34%) Oracle Reports
11 2 (0.34%) SQL Server 2000
12 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 1 (0.17%) Spotfire
12 1 (0.17%) Oracle Database 11g
12 1 (0.17%) Data Mining
12 1 (0.17%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 8 (1.37%) Visual Studio
2 6 (1.03%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (0.68%) Jenkins
3 4 (0.68%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 4 (0.68%) Git (software)
4 3 (0.51%) WiX
4 3 (0.51%) MSBuild
5 2 (0.34%) SpecFlow
5 2 (0.34%) Cucumber
5 2 (0.34%) Fiddler
5 2 (0.34%) StyleCop
5 2 (0.34%) Lombardi
5 2 (0.34%) JIRA
6 1 (0.17%) Subversion
6 1 (0.17%) MSI
6 1 (0.17%) Ant
General
1 45 (7.71%) Finance
2 19 (3.25%) Retail
3 15 (2.57%) Telecoms
4 14 (2.40%) Banking
5 10 (1.71%) Legal
6 7 (1.20%) Publishing
6 7 (1.20%) Games
7 6 (1.03%) Manufacturing
7 6 (1.03%) Law
8 5 (0.86%) Financial Institution
9 3 (0.51%) Online Betting
10 2 (0.34%) Electronics
10 2 (0.34%) Automotive
10 2 (0.34%) Advertising
10 2 (0.34%) Local Government
10 2 (0.34%) Marketing
11 1 (0.17%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.17%) French Language
Job Titles
1 94 (16.10%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 60 (10.27%) Consultant
3 56 (9.59%) Administrator
4 55 (9.42%) Analyst
5 48 (8.22%) Support Engineer
6 37 (6.34%) Architect
6 37 (6.34%) Systems Administrator
6 37 (6.34%) 3rd Line Support
7 28 (4.79%) Wintel Engineer
8 27 (4.62%) Systems Engineer
9 25 (4.28%) Web Engineer
10 22 (3.77%) Server Engineer
11 21 (3.60%) Wintel Analyst
11 21 (3.60%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
12 19 (3.25%) Web Infrastructure Engineer
12 19 (3.25%) Support Analyst
13 17 (2.91%) Project Manager
14 15 (2.57%) Windows Administrator
15 14 (2.40%) SCCM Specialist
15 14 (2.40%) Operations Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (4.79%) Web Services
2 19 (3.25%) Middleware
3 18 (3.08%) .NET
3 18 (3.08%) XML
4 10 (1.71%) Application Packaging
5 7 (1.20%) REST
6 6 (1.03%) SAP PI
7 5 (0.86%) LAMP
7 5 (0.86%) SOAP
8 4 (0.68%) HTML
9 3 (0.51%) LINQ
9 3 (0.51%) WCF
9 3 (0.51%) OLE
9 3 (0.51%) OLE DB
10 2 (0.34%) ASP.NET Web API
10 2 (0.34%) J2EE
10 2 (0.34%) DCOM
10 2 (0.34%) XSLT
10 2 (0.34%) MSMQ
10 2 (0.34%) Drools
Miscellaneous
1 64 (10.96%) Clustering
2 30 (5.14%) Replication
3 28 (4.79%) PKI
4 27 (4.62%) Analytical Skills
5 20 (3.42%) Blackberry
6 12 (2.05%) Private Cloud
7 10 (1.71%) Video Conferencing
8 8 (1.37%) Client/Server
9 7 (1.20%) Management Information System
10 5 (0.86%) iPad
10 5 (0.86%) Online Games
10 5 (0.86%) Mainframe
11 4 (0.68%) Enterprise Storage
11 4 (0.68%) Public Cloud
11 4 (0.68%) Thin Client
11 4 (0.68%) Fat Client
11 4 (0.68%) CMDB
11 4 (0.68%) Open Source
12 3 (0.51%) CLARiiON
12 3 (0.51%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 402 (68.84%) Windows
2 197 (33.73%) Windows Server 2008
3 149 (25.51%) Windows Server 2012
4 122 (20.89%) Windows Server 2003
5 42 (7.19%) Linux
6 31 (5.31%) UNIX
7 30 (5.14%) Windows 7
7 30 (5.14%) Windows XP
8 20 (3.42%) Windows 2000
9 15 (2.57%) Windows 2000 Server
10 13 (2.23%) Solaris
11 12 (2.05%) HPUX
12 11 (1.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 11 (1.88%) Windows 8
13 6 (1.03%) Windows NT
14 4 (0.68%) Oracle Linux
14 4 (0.68%) CentOS
14 4 (0.68%) Android
15 2 (0.34%) Windows Phone
15 2 (0.34%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 159 (27.23%) ITIL
2 40 (6.85%) Project Management
2 40 (6.85%) Incident Management
3 37 (6.34%) Performance Monitoring
3 37 (6.34%) E-Commerce
4 35 (5.99%) Change Management
5 32 (5.48%) Service Management
6 31 (5.31%) Migration
7 26 (4.45%) ITSM
7 26 (4.45%) Disaster Recovery
8 25 (4.28%) Service Delivery
9 24 (4.11%) Configuration Management
10 23 (3.94%) Capacity Management
11 22 (3.77%) Capacity Planning
12 21 (3.60%) Performance Tuning
13 19 (3.25%) Load Balancing
14 17 (2.91%) Low Latency
15 16 (2.74%) DevOps
16 15 (2.57%) Problem Management
17 12 (2.05%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 162 (27.74%) PowerShell
2 103 (17.64%) SQL
3 47 (8.05%) VBScript
4 20 (3.42%) C#
5 12 (2.05%) T-SQL
6 11 (1.88%) Java
7 9 (1.54%) VB
8 7 (1.20%) Shell Script
8 7 (1.20%) Perl
9 5 (0.86%) C++
10 3 (0.51%) Bash Shell
10 3 (0.51%) Python
11 1 (0.17%) Ruby
11 1 (0.17%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 82 (14.04%) Security Cleared
2 71 (12.16%) Microsoft Certification
3 51 (8.73%) MCSE
4 47 (8.05%) SC Cleared
5 36 (6.16%) DV Cleared
6 31 (5.31%) MCITP
7 25 (4.28%) Degree
8 21 (3.60%) MCP
9 18 (3.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 10 (1.71%) MCSA
10 10 (1.71%) MCTS
11 8 (1.37%) Cisco Certification
11 8 (1.37%) CCA
12 6 (1.03%) Citrix Certification
13 4 (0.68%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
14 3 (0.51%) CCNA
14 3 (0.51%) CCEA
14 3 (0.51%) ITIL Certification
14 3 (0.51%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 3 (0.51%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (5.65%) SLA
2 3 (0.51%) QA
3 1 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 283 (48.46%) Active Directory
2 104 (17.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 94 (16.10%) Hyper-V
4 53 (9.08%) XenApp
5 39 (6.68%) vSphere
6 30 (5.14%) VMware ESXi
7 28 (4.79%) XenDesktop
8 25 (4.28%) Microsoft App-V
9 20 (3.42%) VMware ESX
9 20 (3.42%) ISA Server
10 16 (2.74%) UAG
10 16 (2.74%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 14 (2.40%) Terminal Services
12 13 (2.23%) XenServer
12 13 (2.23%) Forefront TMG
13 11 (1.88%) vCloud
14 6 (1.03%) NFS
15 5 (0.86%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 5 (0.86%) iptables
16 4 (0.68%) Docker
Systems Management
1 318 (54.45%) SCCM
2 66 (11.30%) SCOrch
3 58 (9.93%) SCSM
4 39 (6.68%) SCVMM
5 23 (3.94%) NetBackup
6 22 (3.77%) HP SIM
7 17 (2.91%) WMI
7 17 (2.91%) EdgeSight
8 15 (2.57%) Netcool
8 15 (2.57%) Netcool/OMNIbus
9 14 (2.40%) Puppet
9 14 (2.40%) MOM
9 14 (2.40%) WSUS
10 13 (2.23%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 11 (1.88%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 11 (1.88%) SCDPM
12 9 (1.54%) Backup Exec
13 7 (1.20%) McAfee ePO
13 7 (1.20%) OpenView
14 6 (1.03%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 282 (48.29%) Microsoft
2 181 (30.99%) VMware
3 114 (19.52%) Citrix
4 80 (13.70%) HP
5 46 (7.88%) Cisco
6 43 (7.36%) IBM
7 35 (5.99%) NetApp
8 33 (5.65%) EMC
8 33 (5.65%) Symantec
9 32 (5.48%) Dell
10 30 (5.14%) Remedy
11 26 (4.45%) Oracle
12 25 (4.28%) CA
13 23 (3.94%) Veritas
14 22 (3.77%) BMC
15 21 (3.60%) ServiceNow
16 20 (3.42%) Veeam
17 19 (3.25%) SolarWinds
18 16 (2.74%) Akamai
18 16 (2.74%) Nimsoft
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