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 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM)
Rank 401 317 334
Rank change year-on-year
-84 +17
Contract jobs citing SCOM 204 302 249
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.43% 0.64% 0.56%
As % of the Systems Management category 5.04% 7.48% 7.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 121 186 145
Average daily rate £400 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £250 £247
10% offered a daily rate of more than £461 £500 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 11 12
Average hourly rate £55.65 £27.00 £28.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+106.11% -4.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.20 £25.00 £23.92
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.80 £55.65 £31.55
UK excluding London average hourly rate £55.65 £27.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+106.11% -1.81%
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
4046 4037 3385
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 8.57% 8.60% 7.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 2588 2414 1966
Average daily rate £448 £425 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.29% +9.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £260 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £507
UK excluding London average daily rate £395 £365 £341
% change year-on-year
+8.21% +6.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 132 136 135
Average hourly rate £26.25 £18.70 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.37% -8.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.00 £11.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.55 £42.85 £33.38
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.75 £21.25 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+35.29% +1.19%

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 8 February 2016.

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 8 February 2016.

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 8 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -6 80 £400 -5.88% 15
South East -29 56 £400 +5.96% 12
West Midlands -10 22 £450 +76.47% 4
East of England -27 16 £325 -23.52% 4
Yorkshire -10 10 £375 -1.31% 5
North West -32 8 £375 +50.00% 3
South West 0 6 £450 +28.57% 4
East Midlands -13 5 £275 -13.72% 5
SCOM
UK

SCOM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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.

1 312 (70.75%) Windows
2 253 (57.37%) SCCM
3 248 (56.24%) Microsoft
4 239 (54.20%) Active Directory
5 196 (44.44%) Windows Server
6 176 (39.91%) VMware
7 150 (34.01%) SQL
7 150 (34.01%) Windows Server 2012
8 145 (32.88%) PowerShell
9 142 (32.20%) Windows Server 2008
10 115 (26.08%) ITIL
11 111 (25.17%) VMware Infrastructure
12 99 (22.45%) Hyper-V
12 99 (22.45%) Finance
13 95 (21.54%) Citrix
14 88 (19.95%) SQL Server
15 87 (19.73%) DNS
16 82 (18.59%) MS Exchange
17 81 (18.37%) Windows Server 2003
18 68 (15.42%) MS Excel
19 67 (15.19%) HP
20 65 (14.74%) Microsoft Certification
21 62 (14.06%) Linux
21 62 (14.06%) Service Management
21 62 (14.06%) Microsoft Azure
22 61 (13.83%) Oracle
23 59 (13.38%) Security Cleared
24 57 (12.93%) Agile Software Development
25 55 (12.47%) Migration
26 52 (11.79%) DHCP

SCOM
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 82 (18.59%) MS Exchange
2 44 (9.98%) SharePoint
3 38 (8.62%) Exchange Server 2010
4 34 (7.71%) IIS
5 26 (5.90%) Skype for Business
6 25 (5.67%) Exchange Server 2013
7 23 (5.22%) OpenStack
8 12 (2.72%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 10 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2007
10 9 (2.04%) WebLogic
11 8 (1.81%) Elasticsearch
12 7 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2003
13 6 (1.36%) Apache
14 5 (1.13%) SharePoint 2010
15 4 (0.91%) BizTalk Server
15 4 (0.91%) WebSphere
16 3 (0.68%) Confluence
16 3 (0.68%) JBoss
16 3 (0.68%) SharePoint 2013
16 3 (0.68%) Tomcat
Applications
1 68 (15.42%) MS Excel
2 19 (4.31%) MS Office
3 2 (0.45%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (1.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 5 (1.13%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.45%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.45%) Remedy AR System
4 1 (0.23%) SAP CCM
4 1 (0.23%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 62 (14.06%) Microsoft Azure
2 41 (9.30%) Amazon AWS
3 31 (7.03%) Office 365
4 22 (4.99%) Azure Active Directory
5 16 (3.63%) IaaS
6 7 (1.59%) PaaS
7 3 (0.68%) SaaS
8 2 (0.45%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (0.45%) Amazon S3
8 2 (0.45%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.23%) OneDrive
9 1 (0.23%) Symantec.cloud
Communications & Networking
1 87 (19.73%) DNS
2 52 (11.79%) DHCP
3 50 (11.34%) Firewall
4 44 (9.98%) SAN
5 29 (6.58%) WAN
6 28 (6.35%) LAN
7 27 (6.12%) NetScaler
8 23 (5.22%) TCP/IP
9 15 (3.40%) NAS
9 15 (3.40%) Remote Desktop
10 14 (3.17%) Cisco Nexus
10 14 (3.17%) VPN
11 13 (2.95%) Network Security
12 10 (2.27%) LDAP
13 9 (2.04%) FTP
13 9 (2.04%) VLAN
14 7 (1.59%) iSCSI
14 7 (1.59%) Skype
15 6 (1.36%) SNMP
16 5 (1.13%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 88 (19.95%) SQL Server
2 41 (9.30%) SQL Server 2008
3 33 (7.48%) SQL Server 2005
4 26 (5.90%) Azure SQL Database
4 26 (5.90%) SQL Server 2012
5 12 (2.72%) Oracle Database
6 7 (1.59%) Oracle Database 11g
7 6 (1.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 5 (1.13%) Oracle Database 12c
8 5 (1.13%) Relational Database
8 5 (1.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 4 (0.91%) MySQL
10 3 (0.68%) BusinessObjects
10 3 (0.68%) Crystal Reports
10 3 (0.68%) Data Warehouse
10 3 (0.68%) SQL Server 2014
11 2 (0.45%) DB2
11 2 (0.45%) Oracle Exadata
11 2 (0.45%) PostgreSQL
12 1 (0.23%) DTS
Development Applications
1 25 (5.67%) JIRA
2 24 (5.44%) Git (software)
3 20 (4.54%) Team Foundation Server
4 18 (4.08%) Ant
4 18 (4.08%) Hudson
4 18 (4.08%) Jenkins
4 18 (4.08%) Maven
4 18 (4.08%) Subversion
5 8 (1.81%) Visual Studio
6 5 (1.13%) MSI
7 4 (0.91%) Introscope
7 4 (0.91%) MSBuild
8 3 (0.68%) WiX
9 2 (0.45%) FxCop
9 2 (0.45%) NUnit
9 2 (0.45%) Octopus Deploy
9 2 (0.45%) StyleCop
10 1 (0.23%) InstallShield
10 1 (0.23%) StarTeam
10 1 (0.23%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 99 (22.45%) Finance
2 30 (6.80%) Banking
3 19 (4.31%) Financial Institution
4 14 (3.17%) Telecoms
5 12 (2.72%) Law
6 10 (2.27%) Legal
7 7 (1.59%) Manufacturing
8 6 (1.36%) Back Office
8 6 (1.36%) Electronics
8 6 (1.36%) Marketing
9 5 (1.13%) Investment Banking
9 5 (1.13%) Retail
10 4 (0.91%) Games
11 3 (0.68%) Advertising
11 3 (0.68%) Automotive
12 1 (0.23%) Local Government
12 1 (0.23%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 46 (10.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 39 (8.84%) Analyst
3 33 (7.48%) Support Engineer
4 31 (7.03%) Architect
4 31 (7.03%) Consultant
5 30 (6.80%) 3rd Line Support
6 28 (6.35%) Administrator
6 28 (6.35%) DBA
7 23 (5.22%) DevOps Engineer
7 23 (5.22%) SQL DBA
8 21 (4.76%) Cloud Engineer
9 20 (4.54%) Windows Engineer
10 18 (4.08%) Azure Engineer
11 16 (3.63%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
12 14 (3.17%) Citrix Engineer
12 14 (3.17%) Systems Engineer
13 13 (2.95%) Monitoring Engineer
13 13 (2.95%) Oracle DBA
13 13 (2.95%) Systems Administrator
13 13 (2.95%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (6.12%) .NET
2 21 (4.76%) Middleware
3 8 (1.81%) ELK Stack
4 6 (1.36%) Web Services
5 5 (1.13%) ASP.NET
5 5 (1.13%) HTML
5 5 (1.13%) jQuery
5 5 (1.13%) XML
6 4 (0.91%) CSS
7 3 (0.68%) .NET Framework
7 3 (0.68%) ADO.NET
7 3 (0.68%) LINQ
7 3 (0.68%) WCF
8 2 (0.45%) Ajax
8 2 (0.45%) ASP.NET MVC
8 2 (0.45%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 2 (0.45%) CSS3
8 2 (0.45%) JSON
8 2 (0.45%) SOAP
8 2 (0.45%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 43 (9.75%) Data Centre
2 29 (6.58%) Replication
3 26 (5.90%) Clustering
4 25 (5.67%) Management Information System
5 24 (5.44%) Analytical Skills
6 22 (4.99%) Enterprise Software
7 19 (4.31%) Computer Science
8 17 (3.85%) Hedge funds
9 10 (2.27%) Hybrid Cloud
9 10 (2.27%) PKI
10 9 (2.04%) EMC VNX
11 5 (1.13%) Driving Licence
11 5 (1.13%) HP Storage
11 5 (1.13%) Public Cloud
12 4 (0.91%) e-Health
12 4 (0.91%) EMC VMAX
12 4 (0.91%) Fat Client
12 4 (0.91%) Thin Client
13 3 (0.68%) Blackberry
13 3 (0.68%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 312 (70.75%) Windows
2 196 (44.44%) Windows Server
3 150 (34.01%) Windows Server 2012
4 142 (32.20%) Windows Server 2008
5 81 (18.37%) Windows Server 2003
6 62 (14.06%) Linux
7 45 (10.20%) Windows 7
8 38 (8.62%) Unix
9 32 (7.26%) Solaris
10 22 (4.99%) VMS
11 21 (4.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 16 (3.63%) Windows 8
13 14 (3.17%) Windows XP
14 13 (2.95%) Windows 10
15 3 (0.68%) Android
15 3 (0.68%) Apple iOS
16 2 (0.45%) AIX
16 2 (0.45%) Windows Phone
17 1 (0.23%) CatOS
17 1 (0.23%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 115 (26.08%) ITIL
2 62 (14.06%) Service Management
3 57 (12.93%) Agile Software Development
4 55 (12.47%) Migration
5 41 (9.30%) ITSM
6 38 (8.62%) DevOps
7 37 (8.39%) Disaster Recovery
8 36 (8.16%) Project Management
9 30 (6.80%) Performance Monitoring
9 30 (6.80%) Problem Management
10 29 (6.58%) Configuration Management
11 26 (5.90%) Continuous Integration
11 26 (5.90%) Service Delivery
12 24 (5.44%) Root Cause Analysis
13 23 (5.22%) Performance Management
14 21 (4.76%) Software Deployment
15 20 (4.54%) Incident Management
15 20 (4.54%) Performance Tuning
16 19 (4.31%) Data Protection
16 19 (4.31%) Infrastructure Management
Programming Languages
1 150 (34.01%) SQL
2 145 (32.88%) PowerShell
3 32 (7.26%) Ruby
4 22 (4.99%) Python
5 9 (2.04%) VBScript
6 8 (1.81%) C#
6 8 (1.81%) T-SQL
7 7 (1.59%) Perl
8 6 (1.36%) Bash Shell
9 5 (1.13%) JavaScript
9 5 (1.13%) PL/SQL
9 5 (1.13%) Shell Script
9 5 (1.13%) VB
10 4 (0.91%) C++
10 4 (0.91%) Java
11 3 (0.68%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.23%) ANSI SQL
12 1 (0.23%) C
12 1 (0.23%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 65 (14.74%) Microsoft Certification
2 59 (13.38%) Security Cleared
3 49 (11.11%) MCSE
4 27 (6.12%) SC Cleared
5 24 (5.44%) MCITP
6 21 (4.76%) DV Cleared
7 20 (4.54%) Cisco Certification
8 17 (3.85%) CCNA
8 17 (3.85%) MCSA
8 17 (3.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 14 (3.17%) Degree
10 11 (2.49%) ITIL Certification
10 11 (2.49%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 9 (2.04%) CTC Cleared
12 7 (1.59%) Citrix Certification
13 6 (1.36%) MCP
13 6 (1.36%) RHCE
14 4 (0.91%) CCA
14 4 (0.91%) RHCA
15 2 (0.45%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (5.90%) SLA
2 3 (0.68%) QA
3 2 (0.45%) COBIT
3 2 (0.45%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.23%) HL7
4 1 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 239 (54.20%) Active Directory
2 111 (25.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 99 (22.45%) Hyper-V
4 50 (11.34%) vSphere
5 47 (10.66%) XenApp
6 39 (8.84%) XenDesktop
7 24 (5.44%) Microsoft App-V
8 21 (4.76%) Docker
9 18 (4.08%) VMware ESX
10 14 (3.17%) XenServer
11 9 (2.04%) EMC RecoverPoint
12 6 (1.36%) Terminal Services
12 6 (1.36%) vCloud
12 6 (1.36%) VMware ESXi
13 4 (0.91%) Veritas Volume Manager
14 3 (0.68%) VMware Server
15 2 (0.45%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 2 (0.45%) DFS Replication
15 2 (0.45%) Forefront TMG
15 2 (0.45%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 253 (57.37%) SCCM
2 50 (11.34%) Puppet
3 40 (9.07%) SCOrch
4 34 (7.71%) SCVMM
5 29 (6.58%) Opscode Chef
6 24 (5.44%) Ansible
7 22 (4.99%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 18 (4.08%) NetBackup
8 18 (4.08%) WSUS
9 15 (3.40%) SCSM
9 15 (3.40%) Windows Intune
10 13 (2.95%) Nagios
11 11 (2.49%) BMC PATROL
11 11 (2.49%) Forefront Identity Manager
12 10 (2.27%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
13 9 (2.04%) SCDPM
14 8 (1.81%) EdgeSight
14 8 (1.81%) HP SIM
14 8 (1.81%) Netcool
14 8 (1.81%) OPNET
Vendors
1 248 (56.24%) Microsoft
2 176 (39.91%) VMware
3 95 (21.54%) Citrix
4 67 (15.19%) HP
5 61 (13.83%) Oracle
6 52 (11.79%) Cisco
7 35 (7.94%) Dell
8 31 (7.03%) Veritas
9 30 (6.80%) NetApp
10 27 (6.12%) SolarWinds
11 25 (5.67%) Red Hat
12 24 (5.44%) EMC
12 24 (5.44%) Splunk
13 20 (4.54%) Symantec
14 18 (4.08%) BMC
14 18 (4.08%) CA
15 16 (3.63%) Sybase
16 15 (3.40%) AppSense
17 14 (3.17%) IBM
17 14 (3.17%) RightScale
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