The table below looks at the statistics for SCOM skills in IT contracts advertised for the Essex region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SCOM over the 3 months to 29 April 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM)
Rank 54 57 63
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +6
Contract jobs citing SCOM 2 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 0.47% 0.38% 0.14%
As % of the Systems Management category 8.70% 10.53% 1.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £23.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £23.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+53.19% -18.96%
SCOM
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Systems Management category in contract jobs advertised in the Essex region.

Systems Management Category
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
23 19 78
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 5.35% 3.63% 10.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 9 50
Average daily rate £288 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.80% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £186 £228 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £525 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 4
Average hourly rate £43.25 £23.50 £23.85
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+84.04% -1.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £23.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £107.30 £23.50 £35.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £20.19 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+11.46% -19.26%

SCOM
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SCOM across the Essex region as a proportion of the total demand within the Systems Management category.

SCOM Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

SCOM
Daily Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SCOM across the Essex region.

SCOM Daily Rate Trend in Essex

SCOM
Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SCOM across the Essex region.

SCOM Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

SCOM
Top 27 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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 3 (100.00%) VMware
1 3 (100.00%) SCCM
2 2 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (66.67%) MS Exchange
2 2 (66.67%) DHCP
2 2 (66.67%) DNS
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (66.67%) SAN
2 2 (66.67%) NetApp
2 2 (66.67%) High Availability
2 2 (66.67%) Data Centre
2 2 (66.67%) Data Centre Operations
2 2 (66.67%) Firewall
3 1 (33.33%) Office 365
3 1 (33.33%) Infrastructure Management
3 1 (33.33%) FlexPod
3 1 (33.33%) Technical Analysis
3 1 (33.33%) Skype
3 1 (33.33%) Project Management
3 1 (33.33%) Change Management
3 1 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (33.33%) Citrix
3 1 (33.33%) Windows
3 1 (33.33%) Hyper-V
3 1 (33.33%) Skype for Business

SCOM
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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 2 (66.67%) MS Exchange
2 1 (33.33%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) DHCP
1 2 (66.67%) DNS
1 2 (66.67%) Firewall
1 2 (66.67%) SAN
2 1 (33.33%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) 3rd Line Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) 3rd Line Support
1 1 (33.33%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) IT Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) NetApp Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) SAN Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Support Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) VMware Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Data Centre
2 1 (33.33%) FlexPod
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Data Centre Operations
1 2 (66.67%) High Availability
2 1 (33.33%) Change Management
2 1 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (33.33%) Infrastructure Management
2 1 (33.33%) Project Management
2 1 (33.33%) Technical Analysis
System Software
1 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
1 2 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (33.33%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (100.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) VMware
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) NetApp
3 1 (33.33%) Citrix