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 12 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM)
Rank 50 50 58
Rank change year-on-year
0 +8
Contract jobs citing SCOM 1 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 0.19% 0.45% 0.49%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.72% 7.41% 4.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 1
Average daily rate £265 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.28% +16.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £400 £325
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +23.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £55.65 £26.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+110.00% -3.63%
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
58 27 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 11.31% 6.01% 10.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 14 39
Average daily rate £438 £277 £401
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+57.94% -30.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £279 £214 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £400 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £365 £343
% change year-on-year
+7.53% +6.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 2
Average hourly rate £44.00 £15.00 £35.20
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+193.33% -57.38%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £21.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+62.79% -

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
Contract Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SCOM within the Essex region over the 3 months to 12 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
Southend-on-Sea - 1 £265 -
SCOM
East of England

SCOM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 12 February 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 8 (88.89%) PowerShell
2 5 (55.56%) SQL Server 2008
2 5 (55.56%) High Availability
2 5 (55.56%) SQL Server 2012
2 5 (55.56%) Performance Tuning
2 5 (55.56%) Database Mirroring
2 5 (55.56%) SQL
2 5 (55.56%) T-SQL
2 5 (55.56%) SQL Server
2 5 (55.56%) Clustering
2 5 (55.56%) SQL Server 2005
3 4 (44.44%) SCCM
3 4 (44.44%) Citrix
3 4 (44.44%) Database Security
3 4 (44.44%) Change Control
3 4 (44.44%) Data Architecture
4 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (33.33%) Windows 7
4 3 (33.33%) Windows 8
4 3 (33.33%) Citrix Certification
4 3 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (33.33%) MSI
4 3 (33.33%) Firewall
4 3 (33.33%) MS Office
4 3 (33.33%) ITIL
4 3 (33.33%) Windows
4 3 (33.33%) MCSE
4 3 (33.33%) MS Excel
4 3 (33.33%) Windows XP

SCOM
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 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 3 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 1 (11.11%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (33.33%) MS Excel
1 3 (33.33%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (33.33%) DHCP
1 3 (33.33%) DNS
1 3 (33.33%) Firewall
2 1 (11.11%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (55.56%) SQL Server
1 5 (55.56%) SQL Server 2005
1 5 (55.56%) SQL Server 2008
1 5 (55.56%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (33.33%) MSI
General
1 3 (33.33%) Automotive
1 3 (33.33%) Finance
1 3 (33.33%) Telecoms
2 1 (11.11%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) DBA
1 5 (55.56%) SQL DBA
2 4 (44.44%) SQL Server DBA
3 3 (33.33%) Applications Specialist
4 2 (22.22%) Citrix Specialist
4 2 (22.22%) Windows Specialist
5 1 (11.11%) 3rd Line Support
5 1 (11.11%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (11.11%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
5 1 (11.11%) Senior DBA
5 1 (11.11%) Senior SQL DBA
5 1 (11.11%) Senior SQL Server DBA
5 1 (11.11%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (55.56%) Clustering
2 2 (22.22%) Management Information System
3 1 (11.11%) FlexPod
Operating Systems
1 3 (33.33%) Windows
1 3 (33.33%) Windows 7
1 3 (33.33%) Windows 8
1 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
1 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
1 3 (33.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) Database Mirroring
1 5 (55.56%) High Availability
1 5 (55.56%) Performance Tuning
2 4 (44.44%) Change Control
2 4 (44.44%) Data Architecture
2 4 (44.44%) Database Security
3 3 (33.33%) ITIL
4 2 (22.22%) Data Management
5 1 (11.11%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 8 (88.89%) PowerShell
2 5 (55.56%) SQL
2 5 (55.56%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (33.33%) Citrix Certification
1 3 (33.33%) MCITP
1 3 (33.33%) MCSE
1 3 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 3 (33.33%) Active Directory
1 3 (33.33%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (11.11%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (44.44%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (44.44%) Citrix
2 3 (33.33%) IBM
2 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (11.11%) VMware