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 17 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM)
Rank 342 328 236
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -92
Contract jobs citing SCOM 258 270 360
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.51% 0.53% 0.82%
As % of the Systems Management category 6.54% 6.95% 12.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 157 128 196
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£388 £338 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.81% -7.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £185 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 26 14
Average hourly rate £26.00 £29.50 £30.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.86% -2.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.19 £18.52 £20.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £46.25 £43.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.75 £29.50 £33.75
% change year-on-year
-16.10% -12.59%
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
3944 3887 2993
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 7.79% 7.56% 6.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 2433 2243 1751
Average daily rate £417 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 176 159 158
Average hourly rate £20.19 £23.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.10% +17.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £15.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £45.00 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.19 £25.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
-19.26% +16.27%

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 17 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 17 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 17 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
London +31 101 £388 -4.79% 24
South East -7 86 £399 +22.69% 19
South West +3 22 £375 -11.76% 9
East of England +18 14 £250 - 2
North West -40 11 £429 +58.79% 7
East Midlands +7 10 £450 +89.47% 1
West Midlands -23 10 £375 +28.86% 1
Yorkshire -30 3 £140 -37.77% 4
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SCOM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 17 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.

1 401 (68.08%) Windows
2 305 (51.78%) SCCM
3 286 (48.56%) Microsoft
4 270 (45.84%) Active Directory
5 199 (33.79%) Windows Server 2008
6 181 (30.73%) VMware
7 168 (28.52%) PowerShell
8 152 (25.81%) ITIL
9 144 (24.45%) DNS
9 144 (24.45%) Windows Server 2012
10 125 (21.22%) Windows Server 2003
11 118 (20.03%) DHCP
12 115 (19.52%) Citrix
13 105 (17.83%) VMware Infrastructure
14 104 (17.66%) SQL
15 96 (16.30%) Hyper-V
16 86 (14.60%) SAN
17 84 (14.26%) SharePoint
18 83 (14.09%) HP
18 83 (14.09%) Security Cleared
19 82 (13.92%) MS Exchange
20 81 (13.75%) SQL Server
21 73 (12.39%) Microsoft Certification
21 73 (12.39%) SCOrch
22 71 (12.05%) IIS
23 65 (11.04%) SCSM
24 60 (10.19%) Clustering
25 58 (9.85%) MS Excel
26 57 (9.68%) Lync
27 55 (9.34%) MCSE

SCOM
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 17 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 84 (14.26%) SharePoint
2 82 (13.92%) MS Exchange
3 71 (12.05%) IIS
4 57 (9.68%) Lync
5 37 (6.28%) Exchange Server 2010
6 19 (3.23%) BizTalk Server
7 18 (3.06%) OpenStack
8 17 (2.89%) Exchange Server 2013
9 15 (2.55%) Exchange Server 2007
10 14 (2.38%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 12 (2.04%) Office Communications Server
12 10 (1.70%) Exchange Server 2003
13 9 (1.53%) Tomcat
14 8 (1.36%) SharePoint 2013
15 3 (0.51%) SharePoint Server
15 3 (0.51%) Documentum
15 3 (0.51%) IBM Notes
15 3 (0.51%) SharePoint 2010
16 2 (0.34%) Confluence
16 2 (0.34%) Apache
Applications
1 58 (9.85%) MS Excel
2 19 (3.23%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 8 (1.36%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.34%) Remedy AR System
2 2 (0.34%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.17%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 43 (7.30%) Microsoft Azure
2 34 (5.77%) Amazon AWS
3 22 (3.74%) Office 365
4 3 (0.51%) Mimecast
5 2 (0.34%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 1 (0.17%) Symantec.cloud
6 1 (0.17%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.17%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 144 (24.45%) DNS
2 118 (20.03%) DHCP
3 86 (14.60%) SAN
4 49 (8.32%) TCP/IP
5 35 (5.94%) WAN
5 35 (5.94%) NetScaler
6 33 (5.60%) NAS
6 33 (5.60%) Firewall
7 32 (5.43%) LAN
8 30 (5.09%) FTP
9 11 (1.87%) VoIP
9 11 (1.87%) VPN
10 8 (1.36%) Internet
11 7 (1.19%) LDAP
11 7 (1.19%) SNMP
11 7 (1.19%) Unified Communications
11 7 (1.19%) iSCSI
12 5 (0.85%) Cisco ASA
12 5 (0.85%) BIG-IP
12 5 (0.85%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 81 (13.75%) SQL Server
2 25 (4.24%) SQL Server 2008
3 13 (2.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 13 (2.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 11 (1.87%) SQL Server 2012
5 9 (1.53%) SQL Server 2005
6 7 (1.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 6 (1.02%) MySQL
7 6 (1.02%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (0.68%) Oracle Database
9 3 (0.51%) Oracle Reports
9 3 (0.51%) NoSQL
10 2 (0.34%) Couchbase
10 2 (0.34%) OLTP
10 2 (0.34%) SQL Server 2000
10 2 (0.34%) Oracle Database 12c
11 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 1 (0.17%) MS Access
11 1 (0.17%) Data Mining
11 1 (0.17%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 7 (1.19%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (1.02%) Jenkins
2 6 (1.02%) Visual Studio
3 5 (0.85%) Git (software)
4 4 (0.68%) JIRA
5 3 (0.51%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 3 (0.51%) WiX
5 3 (0.51%) MSBuild
6 2 (0.34%) SpecFlow
6 2 (0.34%) StyleCop
6 2 (0.34%) Cucumber
6 2 (0.34%) Fiddler
6 2 (0.34%) Lombardi
7 1 (0.17%) Ant
7 1 (0.17%) MSI
7 1 (0.17%) Subversion
General
1 48 (8.15%) Finance
2 19 (3.23%) Retail
3 16 (2.72%) Banking
4 11 (1.87%) Telecoms
5 10 (1.70%) Legal
6 7 (1.19%) Games
7 5 (0.85%) Publishing
7 5 (0.85%) Manufacturing
7 5 (0.85%) Law
8 4 (0.68%) Financial Institution
9 3 (0.51%) Advertising
9 3 (0.51%) Online Betting
10 2 (0.34%) Automotive
10 2 (0.34%) Local Government
11 1 (0.17%) Marketing
11 1 (0.17%) French Language
11 1 (0.17%) Spanish Language
11 1 (0.17%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.17%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 88 (14.94%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 63 (10.70%) Analyst
3 60 (10.19%) Administrator
4 59 (10.02%) Consultant
5 50 (8.49%) Support Engineer
6 45 (7.64%) Systems Administrator
7 37 (6.28%) Architect
7 37 (6.28%) 3rd Line Support
8 33 (5.60%) Systems Engineer
9 27 (4.58%) Wintel Engineer
10 25 (4.24%) Web Engineer
11 23 (3.90%) Server Engineer
12 22 (3.74%) Wintel Analyst
12 22 (3.74%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
13 20 (3.40%) Support Analyst
14 19 (3.23%) Web Infrastructure Engineer
14 19 (3.23%) Windows Administrator
15 16 (2.72%) Operations Manager
16 15 (2.55%) Infrastructure Analyst
17 14 (2.38%) Systems Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (4.24%) Web Services
2 21 (3.57%) Middleware
3 18 (3.06%) .NET
4 17 (2.89%) XML
5 10 (1.70%) Application Packaging
6 7 (1.19%) SAP PI
6 7 (1.19%) REST
7 5 (0.85%) LAMP
7 5 (0.85%) SOAP
8 4 (0.68%) HTML
9 3 (0.51%) OLE
9 3 (0.51%) OLE DB
9 3 (0.51%) .NET Framework
9 3 (0.51%) WCF
9 3 (0.51%) LINQ
10 2 (0.34%) Drools
10 2 (0.34%) ASP.NET Web API
10 2 (0.34%) J2EE
10 2 (0.34%) XSLT
10 2 (0.34%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 60 (10.19%) Clustering
2 32 (5.43%) PKI
2 32 (5.43%) Replication
3 29 (4.92%) Analytical Skills
4 21 (3.57%) Blackberry
5 12 (2.04%) Private Cloud
6 10 (1.70%) Video Conferencing
7 8 (1.36%) Client/Server
8 7 (1.19%) Management Information System
8 7 (1.19%) iPad
9 6 (1.02%) Enterprise Storage
10 5 (0.85%) Online Games
10 5 (0.85%) Mainframe
11 4 (0.68%) CMDB
11 4 (0.68%) Open Source
11 4 (0.68%) Public Cloud
12 3 (0.51%) User Experience
12 3 (0.51%) Fat Client
12 3 (0.51%) Thin Client
13 2 (0.34%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 401 (68.08%) Windows
2 199 (33.79%) Windows Server 2008
3 144 (24.45%) Windows Server 2012
4 125 (21.22%) Windows Server 2003
5 47 (7.98%) Linux
6 35 (5.94%) UNIX
7 31 (5.26%) Windows XP
7 31 (5.26%) Windows 7
8 20 (3.40%) Windows 2000
9 14 (2.38%) Windows 2000 Server
10 11 (1.87%) HPUX
10 11 (1.87%) Solaris
10 11 (1.87%) Windows 8
11 10 (1.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 6 (1.02%) Windows NT
13 5 (0.85%) Android
14 4 (0.68%) Oracle Linux
14 4 (0.68%) CentOS
15 2 (0.34%) SUSE
15 2 (0.34%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 152 (25.81%) ITIL
2 43 (7.30%) Project Management
3 41 (6.96%) Incident Management
4 38 (6.45%) Performance Monitoring
5 37 (6.28%) E-Commerce
6 35 (5.94%) Change Management
7 30 (5.09%) Service Management
8 28 (4.75%) Service Delivery
8 28 (4.75%) ITSM
8 28 (4.75%) Migration
9 25 (4.24%) Configuration Management
9 25 (4.24%) Capacity Management
10 24 (4.07%) Performance Tuning
11 22 (3.74%) Disaster Recovery
12 21 (3.57%) Capacity Planning
13 20 (3.40%) Load Balancing
14 19 (3.23%) Low Latency
15 18 (3.06%) DevOps
16 15 (2.55%) Problem Management
17 13 (2.21%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 168 (28.52%) PowerShell
2 104 (17.66%) SQL
3 48 (8.15%) VBScript
4 22 (3.74%) C#
5 13 (2.21%) Java
6 10 (1.70%) VB
7 9 (1.53%) T-SQL
7 9 (1.53%) Perl
8 5 (0.85%) C++
8 5 (0.85%) Python
9 4 (0.68%) Shell Script
9 4 (0.68%) C
10 3 (0.51%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.17%) Ruby
11 1 (0.17%) VBA
11 1 (0.17%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 83 (14.09%) Security Cleared
2 73 (12.39%) Microsoft Certification
3 55 (9.34%) MCSE
4 51 (8.66%) SC Cleared
5 36 (6.11%) DV Cleared
6 28 (4.75%) MCITP
7 25 (4.24%) Degree
8 20 (3.40%) MCP
9 17 (2.89%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 11 (1.87%) MCSA
11 9 (1.53%) MCTS
12 8 (1.36%) Cisco Certification
13 7 (1.19%) CCA
14 5 (0.85%) Citrix Certification
15 4 (0.68%) CCNA
16 3 (0.51%) ITIL Certification
16 3 (0.51%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
16 3 (0.51%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
17 2 (0.34%) VCP5
17 2 (0.34%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (5.43%) SLA
2 3 (0.51%) QA
3 1 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 270 (45.84%) Active Directory
2 105 (17.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 96 (16.30%) Hyper-V
4 50 (8.49%) XenApp
5 34 (5.77%) vSphere
6 32 (5.43%) VMware ESXi
7 28 (4.75%) XenDesktop
8 23 (3.90%) Microsoft App-V
9 19 (3.23%) ISA Server
10 18 (3.06%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 15 (2.55%) VMware ESX
12 14 (2.38%) UAG
13 13 (2.21%) Terminal Services
14 12 (2.04%) Forefront TMG
15 10 (1.70%) vCloud
15 10 (1.70%) XenServer
16 7 (1.19%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 6 (1.02%) NFS
18 5 (0.85%) iptables
19 4 (0.68%) Docker
Systems Management
1 305 (51.78%) SCCM
2 73 (12.39%) SCOrch
3 65 (11.04%) SCSM
4 44 (7.47%) SCVMM
5 22 (3.74%) HP SIM
6 19 (3.23%) MOM
7 17 (2.89%) EdgeSight
8 16 (2.72%) NetBackup
8 16 (2.72%) WSUS
9 15 (2.55%) WMI
9 15 (2.55%) Netcool
9 15 (2.55%) Netcool/OMNIbus
9 15 (2.55%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 12 (2.04%) SCDPM
10 12 (2.04%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 12 (2.04%) Puppet
11 10 (1.70%) Backup Exec
12 7 (1.19%) SolarWinds Orion
12 7 (1.19%) Opscode Chef
12 7 (1.19%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 286 (48.56%) Microsoft
2 181 (30.73%) VMware
3 115 (19.52%) Citrix
4 83 (14.09%) HP
5 48 (8.15%) Cisco
6 40 (6.79%) IBM
7 37 (6.28%) NetApp
8 34 (5.77%) Dell
9 32 (5.43%) Remedy
10 30 (5.09%) Oracle
11 27 (4.58%) CA
11 27 (4.58%) Symantec
12 25 (4.24%) Veritas
12 25 (4.24%) EMC
13 23 (3.90%) Veeam
13 23 (3.90%) ServiceNow
14 21 (3.57%) BMC
15 20 (3.40%) SolarWinds
16 17 (2.89%) Nimsoft
17 14 (2.38%) Akamai
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