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 2 October 2014 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
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM)
Rank 280 285 336
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +51
Contract jobs citing SCOM 370 305 246
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.70% 0.64% 0.47%
As % of the Systems Management category 8.96% 8.90% 7.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 214 170 141
Average daily rate
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£363 £330 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.84% -10.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 24 14
Average hourly rate £31.50 £32.03 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.64% +6.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £19.51 £21.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £40.57 £30.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £32.03 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+40.50% +6.75%
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
4128 3426 3396
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 7.82% 7.22% 6.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 2477 2059 1817
Average daily rate £400 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £348 £312
% change year-on-year
+0.71% +11.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 174 155 177
Average hourly rate £21.75 £22.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +15.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £13.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.75 £40.00 £36.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.75 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.26% +31.94%

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 2 October 2014.

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 2 October 2014.

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 2 October 2014. 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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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 +9 132 £400 +6.66% 39
South East -19 87 £381 +17.30% 21
East of England +19 52 £350 -14.37% 4
West Midlands +4 26 £265 - 4
Yorkshire +17 21 £335 - 9
North West -21 19 £275 +14.58% 1
South West -21 15 £350 +27.27% 18
East Midlands -2 10 £300 +20.00% 5
North East -37 1 £260 +126.08%
Midlands - - - -
SCOM
UK

SCOM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 2 October 2014, 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.

1 447 (74.75%) Windows
2 363 (60.70%) SCCM
3 337 (56.35%) Active Directory
4 322 (53.85%) Microsoft
5 224 (37.46%) Windows Server 2008
6 208 (34.78%) VMware
7 155 (25.92%) Windows Server 2003
7 155 (25.92%) DNS
7 155 (25.92%) Windows Server 2012
8 150 (25.08%) PowerShell
9 144 (24.08%) ITIL
10 133 (22.24%) SQL
11 129 (21.57%) SQL Server
11 129 (21.57%) DHCP
12 123 (20.57%) MS Exchange
13 120 (20.07%) MS Excel
14 117 (19.57%) HP
15 116 (19.40%) Citrix
16 111 (18.56%) Hyper-V
17 110 (18.39%) SAN
18 109 (18.23%) VMware Infrastructure
19 103 (17.22%) Microsoft Certification
20 97 (16.22%) Clustering
21 94 (15.72%) Finance
22 90 (15.05%) IIS
23 84 (14.05%) Security Cleared
24 77 (12.88%) Migration
25 73 (12.21%) Cisco
26 69 (11.54%) vSphere
27 67 (11.20%) MCSE

SCOM
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 2 October 2014, 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
1 123 (20.57%) MS Exchange
2 90 (15.05%) IIS
3 65 (10.87%) SharePoint
4 57 (9.53%) Exchange Server 2010
5 42 (7.02%) Lync
6 36 (6.02%) Exchange Server 2013
7 35 (5.85%) Exchange Server 2007
8 34 (5.69%) Exchange Server 2003
9 20 (3.34%) SharePoint 2010
10 11 (1.84%) SharePoint 2013
11 10 (1.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 9 (1.51%) Tomcat
12 9 (1.51%) BizTalk Server
13 7 (1.17%) Lotus Domino
13 7 (1.17%) Apache
14 6 (1.00%) WebLogic
15 5 (0.84%) Office Communications Server
15 5 (0.84%) SharePoint Server
16 2 (0.33%) JOnAS
16 2 (0.33%) Confluence
Applications
1 120 (20.07%) MS Excel
2 27 (4.52%) MS Office
3 8 (1.34%) MS Visio
4 7 (1.17%) MS Project
5 2 (0.33%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.17%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 19 (3.18%) Remedy ITSM
2 9 (1.51%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.67%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.33%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 28 (4.68%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (2.17%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (0.84%) Office 365
4 3 (0.50%) Google Apps
4 3 (0.50%) SaaS
5 1 (0.17%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 155 (25.92%) DNS
2 129 (21.57%) DHCP
3 110 (18.39%) SAN
4 57 (9.53%) TCP/IP
5 46 (7.69%) Firewall
6 35 (5.85%) WAN
7 29 (4.85%) FTP
8 27 (4.52%) LAN
9 24 (4.01%) Internet
10 21 (3.51%) NAS
11 17 (2.84%) VPN
12 13 (2.17%) VLAN
12 13 (2.17%) Cisco ASA
13 10 (1.67%) IPsec
13 10 (1.67%) NetScaler
14 9 (1.51%) LDAP
15 7 (1.17%) SNMP
15 7 (1.17%) Wireless
15 7 (1.17%) Reverse Proxy
16 6 (1.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 129 (21.57%) SQL Server
2 54 (9.03%) SQL Server 2008
3 31 (5.18%) SQL Server 2012
4 21 (3.51%) SQL Server 2005
5 16 (2.68%) Oracle Database
6 13 (2.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 12 (2.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 9 (1.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 8 (1.34%) SQL Server 2000
10 6 (1.00%) RDBMS
10 6 (1.00%) Relational Database
11 5 (0.84%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 4 (0.67%) OLTP
13 3 (0.50%) DTS
13 3 (0.50%) MySQL
13 3 (0.50%) Oracle Database 10g
13 3 (0.50%) Sybase IQ
13 3 (0.50%) Oracle Database 11g
13 3 (0.50%) Hadoop
13 3 (0.50%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 13 (2.17%) Visual Studio
2 8 (1.34%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 7 (1.17%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 6 (1.00%) ClearCase
5 4 (0.67%) Git (software)
5 4 (0.67%) MSI
6 3 (0.50%) InstallShield
6 3 (0.50%) AdminStudio
6 3 (0.50%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (0.50%) NUnit
7 2 (0.33%) Subversion
7 2 (0.33%) JIRA
7 2 (0.33%) JUnit
8 1 (0.17%) Jenkins
8 1 (0.17%) SpecFlow
8 1 (0.17%) Cucumber
8 1 (0.17%) StyleCop
8 1 (0.17%) Fiddler
General
1 94 (15.72%) Finance
2 30 (5.02%) Banking
3 20 (3.34%) Legal
4 16 (2.68%) Law
5 14 (2.34%) Financial Institution
6 13 (2.17%) Telecoms
7 9 (1.51%) Publishing
8 8 (1.34%) Retail
9 6 (1.00%) Investment Banking
9 6 (1.00%) Local Government
10 5 (0.84%) Games
11 4 (0.67%) German Language
12 1 (0.17%) Electronics
12 1 (0.17%) Manufacturing
12 1 (0.17%) Advertising
12 1 (0.17%) Dutch Language
12 1 (0.17%) French Language
12 1 (0.17%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.17%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 108 (18.06%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 70 (11.71%) Consultant
3 65 (10.87%) Administrator
4 50 (8.36%) Analyst
5 45 (7.53%) Architect
6 44 (7.36%) Systems Administrator
7 42 (7.02%) Server Engineer
8 29 (4.85%) Wintel Engineer
9 28 (4.68%) DBA
10 27 (4.52%) Support Engineer
11 24 (4.01%) SQL DBA
12 17 (2.84%) Technical Architect
12 17 (2.84%) Systems Engineer
12 17 (2.84%) SCCM Engineer
13 16 (2.68%) Infrastructure Architect
14 15 (2.51%) 3rd Line Support
14 15 (2.51%) Senior Systems Administrator
15 14 (2.34%) Operations Analyst
15 14 (2.34%) SQL Server DBA
16 13 (2.17%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (4.35%) .NET
2 21 (3.51%) Web Services
3 17 (2.84%) XML
4 16 (2.68%) Application Packaging
5 12 (2.01%) Middleware
6 10 (1.67%) DCOM
7 9 (1.51%) HTML
8 6 (1.00%) ADO.NET
8 6 (1.00%) HTML5
9 3 (0.50%) REST
9 3 (0.50%) ASP.NET
9 3 (0.50%) .NET Framework
10 2 (0.33%) Windows SharePoint Services
10 2 (0.33%) XMPP
10 2 (0.33%) SAP PI
10 2 (0.33%) jQuery
10 2 (0.33%) JSON
10 2 (0.33%) Software Packaging
10 2 (0.33%) JAXB
10 2 (0.33%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 97 (16.22%) Clustering
2 26 (4.35%) PKI
3 24 (4.01%) Analytical Skills
4 21 (3.51%) Blackberry
5 17 (2.84%) Replication
6 14 (2.34%) Management Information System
7 12 (2.01%) CMDB
7 12 (2.01%) Hedge funds
8 10 (1.67%) Computer Science
9 8 (1.34%) CESG
10 7 (1.17%) Enterprise Software
11 6 (1.00%) Mathematics
12 5 (0.84%) Client/Server
12 5 (0.84%) Thin Client
12 5 (0.84%) CLARiiON
12 5 (0.84%) Fat Client
12 5 (0.84%) Online Games
13 4 (0.67%) Statistics
14 3 (0.50%) Data Structures
14 3 (0.50%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 447 (74.75%) Windows
2 224 (37.46%) Windows Server 2008
3 155 (25.92%) Windows Server 2003
3 155 (25.92%) Windows Server 2012
4 61 (10.20%) Windows 7
5 44 (7.36%) Linux
6 35 (5.85%) UNIX
7 25 (4.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 20 (3.34%) Windows XP
9 16 (2.68%) Windows 2000 Server
10 14 (2.34%) Solaris
11 12 (2.01%) Windows 2000
11 12 (2.01%) Windows 8
12 11 (1.84%) Windows NT
13 5 (0.84%) CentOS
14 3 (0.50%) Windows Vista
15 2 (0.33%) Ubuntu
15 2 (0.33%) VMS
15 2 (0.33%) AIX
16 1 (0.17%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 144 (24.08%) ITIL
2 77 (12.88%) Migration
3 40 (6.69%) Change Management
4 37 (6.19%) Service Delivery
5 36 (6.02%) Disaster Recovery
6 34 (5.69%) E-Commerce
7 26 (4.35%) Performance Tuning
8 25 (4.18%) Capacity Planning
8 25 (4.18%) Project Management
9 23 (3.85%) User Acceptance Testing
10 22 (3.68%) Configuration Management
10 22 (3.68%) Business Continuity
11 20 (3.34%) Capacity Management
11 20 (3.34%) ITSM
12 19 (3.18%) Root Cause Analysis
13 16 (2.68%) Load Balancing
13 16 (2.68%) Incident Management
14 14 (2.34%) Agile Software Development
14 14 (2.34%) Service Management
14 14 (2.34%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 150 (25.08%) PowerShell
2 133 (22.24%) SQL
3 39 (6.52%) VBScript
4 26 (4.35%) T-SQL
5 22 (3.68%) Shell Script
6 21 (3.51%) Perl
7 19 (3.18%) VB
8 12 (2.01%) Python
9 11 (1.84%) JavaScript
10 10 (1.67%) C#
11 9 (1.51%) Java
12 7 (1.17%) C
13 3 (0.50%) PHP
13 3 (0.50%) Ruby
14 2 (0.33%) XPath
15 1 (0.17%) VBA
Qualifications
1 103 (17.22%) Microsoft Certification
2 84 (14.05%) Security Cleared
3 67 (11.20%) MCSE
4 49 (8.19%) SC Cleared
5 31 (5.18%) MCITP
6 30 (5.02%) DV Cleared
7 26 (4.35%) Degree
8 22 (3.68%) MCP
9 21 (3.51%) MCTS
10 14 (2.34%) MCSA
11 10 (1.67%) Cisco Certification
12 7 (1.17%) ITIL Certification
12 7 (1.17%) Citrix Certification
12 7 (1.17%) CCNA
13 5 (0.84%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 4 (0.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 4 (0.67%) CCA
15 3 (0.50%) BC Cleared
16 2 (0.33%) RHCE
16 2 (0.33%) OCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (9.36%) SLA
2 6 (1.00%) GPG13
3 4 (0.67%) QA
4 3 (0.50%) ISO 9001
4 3 (0.50%) BS7799
4 3 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.17%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 337 (56.35%) Active Directory
2 111 (18.56%) Hyper-V
3 109 (18.23%) VMware Infrastructure
4 69 (11.54%) vSphere
5 54 (9.03%) XenApp
6 46 (7.69%) VMware ESX
7 26 (4.35%) XenDesktop
7 26 (4.35%) UAG
8 25 (4.18%) XenServer
9 24 (4.01%) ISA Server
10 18 (3.01%) VMware ESXi
11 17 (2.84%) Forefront TMG
12 16 (2.68%) Microsoft App-V
13 13 (2.17%) Terminal Services
14 11 (1.84%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 8 (1.34%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 8 (1.34%) vCloud
16 5 (0.84%) NFS
16 5 (0.84%) Oracle RMAN
17 4 (0.67%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 363 (60.70%) SCCM
2 54 (9.03%) SCOrch
3 42 (7.02%) NetBackup
4 38 (6.35%) SCVMM
5 31 (5.18%) HP SIM
6 30 (5.02%) SCSM
7 24 (4.01%) Control-M
8 22 (3.68%) BMC PATROL
9 19 (3.18%) Nagios
10 18 (3.01%) MOM
11 17 (2.84%) WSUS
12 16 (2.68%) Forefront Identity Manager
13 14 (2.34%) WMI
13 14 (2.34%) SCDPM
14 12 (2.01%) Backup Exec
14 12 (2.01%) McAfee ePO
14 12 (2.01%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
15 11 (1.84%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
15 11 (1.84%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
15 11 (1.84%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 322 (53.85%) Microsoft
2 208 (34.78%) VMware
3 117 (19.57%) HP
4 116 (19.40%) Citrix
5 73 (12.21%) Cisco
6 56 (9.36%) BMC
7 52 (8.70%) SolarWinds
7 52 (8.70%) Symantec
8 51 (8.53%) EMC
9 31 (5.18%) McAfee
10 30 (5.02%) Remedy
11 28 (4.68%) Dell
12 27 (4.52%) Oracle
13 26 (4.35%) Intel
13 26 (4.35%) Altiris
14 24 (4.01%) Sophos
15 23 (3.85%) NetApp
16 22 (3.68%) IBM
17 21 (3.51%) Red Hat
17 21 (3.51%) F5
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Rate: £380.00 - £415.00 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
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Rate: Unspecified Salary - Day Rate - Negotiable
Posted: 23 hours ago
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Rate: £280
Posted: Yesterday
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ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
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The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Excellent Market Rates
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: market rate value
Posted: Yesterday
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LA International
Rate: £300 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
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Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
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Rate: £1.00 - £2.00 per day
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Roc Search
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £450.00 - £475.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £435 per day + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Qualserv Consulting
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £450.00 - £475.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Northamptonshire
Roc Search
Rate: £250 - £290 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
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Real Staffing
Rate: £380 - £420 per day + competitive
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Rate: £250 - £255 per day
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London
DP Connect
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Posted: 10 days ago
London
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Rate: £270 - £310 per day + competitive
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