The table below looks at the statistics for SCOM skills in IT contracts advertised for the Hertfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SCOM over the 3 months to 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM)
Rank 42 60 69
Rank change year-on-year
+18 +9
Contract jobs citing SCOM 15 5 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 2.21% 0.78% 0.88%
As % of the Systems Management category 19.74% 10.00% 17.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 1
Average daily rate
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£510 £285 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+78.94% -18.57%
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £324 £300
% change year-on-year
+11.96% +7.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.67 £25.00 £29.75
% change year-on-year
+10.66% -15.96%
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 Hertfordshire region.

Systems Management Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
76 50 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 11.21% 7.81% 5.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 18 17
Average daily rate £400 £300 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £236 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £438 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £330 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.84% -5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 5
Average hourly rate £12.50 £9.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.57% -65.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £9.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.75 £9.50 £41.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £21.33 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-6.23% -14.68%

SCOM
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

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

SCOM Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

SCOM
Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

SCOM Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

SCOM
Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SCOM across the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

SCOM Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

SCOM
Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

SCOM Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

SCOM
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SCOM within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 24 December 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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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
Watford - 11 £450 -
Hemel Hempstead - - - -
SCOM
East of England

SCOM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 17 (68.00%) Windows
2 15 (60.00%) SCCM
3 13 (52.00%) PowerShell
4 10 (40.00%) Hyper-V
4 10 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (36.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (36.00%) DNS
5 9 (36.00%) Microsoft
5 9 (36.00%) Active Directory
6 8 (32.00%) Citrix
7 7 (28.00%) Linux
7 7 (28.00%) Symantec
7 7 (28.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 6 (24.00%) Puppet
8 6 (24.00%) Dell
8 6 (24.00%) VMware
8 6 (24.00%) DHCP
9 5 (20.00%) Terminal Services
9 5 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (20.00%) REST
9 5 (20.00%) Splunk
9 5 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
10 4 (16.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (16.00%) VMware Infrastructure
10 4 (16.00%) PKI
10 4 (16.00%) McAfee ePO
10 4 (16.00%) McAfee
10 4 (16.00%) Finance
10 4 (16.00%) Tripwire
11 3 (12.00%) SSH

SCOM
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 (12.00%) Confluence
2 2 (8.00%) IIS
2 2 (8.00%) SharePoint
2 2 (8.00%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (4.00%) Node.js
Applications
1 1 (4.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (8.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (36.00%) DNS
2 6 (24.00%) DHCP
3 3 (12.00%) SSH
3 3 (12.00%) BIG-IP
3 3 (12.00%) iSCSI
3 3 (12.00%) NetScaler
3 3 (12.00%) LDAP
4 2 (8.00%) SNMP
5 1 (4.00%) TCP/IP
5 1 (4.00%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (8.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 2 (8.00%) NoSQL
1 2 (8.00%) Couchbase
2 1 (4.00%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (4.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (12.00%) JIRA
2 2 (8.00%) Fiddler
2 2 (8.00%) Git (software)
2 2 (8.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (8.00%) StyleCop
2 2 (8.00%) Cucumber
2 2 (8.00%) SpecFlow
2 2 (8.00%) Jenkins
2 2 (8.00%) Visual Studio
3 1 (4.00%) NUnit
General
1 4 (16.00%) Finance
2 3 (12.00%) Games
3 1 (4.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 9 (36.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 4 (16.00%) Monitoring Engineer
3 3 (12.00%) Cloud Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Applications Architect
4 2 (8.00%) Java Developer
4 2 (8.00%) Architect
4 2 (8.00%) Developer
4 2 (8.00%) Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) Operations Manager
5 1 (4.00%) Technical Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) Infrastructure Architect
5 1 (4.00%) Systems Manager
5 1 (4.00%) Web Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Web Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) SCCM Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (20.00%) REST
2 3 (12.00%) SOAP
3 2 (8.00%) HTML
3 2 (8.00%) .NET
3 2 (8.00%) SAP PI
4 1 (4.00%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (4.00%) ASP.NET
4 1 (4.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.00%) PKI
2 3 (12.00%) Online Games
2 3 (12.00%) Replication
3 1 (4.00%) iPad
3 1 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 17 (68.00%) Windows
2 10 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 9 (36.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (28.00%) Linux
5 5 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (16.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (4.00%) Android
7 1 (4.00%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (12.00%) Network Load Balancing
1 3 (12.00%) Capacity Planning
1 3 (12.00%) Performance Monitoring
2 2 (8.00%) DevOps
2 2 (8.00%) Enterprise Architecture
2 2 (8.00%) Root Cause Analysis
2 2 (8.00%) OOP
2 2 (8.00%) SOA
2 2 (8.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (8.00%) TDD
2 2 (8.00%) Pair Programming
3 1 (4.00%) Network Design
3 1 (4.00%) Software Engineering
3 1 (4.00%) Configuration Management
3 1 (4.00%) Service Management
3 1 (4.00%) Workflow
3 1 (4.00%) E-Commerce
3 1 (4.00%) Risk Analysis
3 1 (4.00%) Data Protection
3 1 (4.00%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (52.00%) PowerShell
2 3 (12.00%) Python
2 3 (12.00%) Perl
2 3 (12.00%) Ruby
3 2 (8.00%) SQL
3 2 (8.00%) Java
4 1 (4.00%) C#
4 1 (4.00%) Shell Script
4 1 (4.00%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 3 (12.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 2 (8.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (12.00%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (40.00%) Hyper-V
2 9 (36.00%) Active Directory
3 5 (20.00%) Terminal Services
4 4 (16.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (12.00%) NFS
5 3 (12.00%) vSphere
5 3 (12.00%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (12.00%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 15 (60.00%) SCCM
2 7 (28.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 6 (24.00%) Puppet
4 4 (16.00%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (8.00%) Business Desktop Deployment
5 2 (8.00%) SCVMM
5 2 (8.00%) SCOrch
5 2 (8.00%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 2 (8.00%) SCSM
Vendors
1 9 (36.00%) Microsoft
2 8 (32.00%) Citrix
3 7 (28.00%) Symantec
4 6 (24.00%) VMware
4 6 (24.00%) Dell
5 5 (20.00%) Splunk
6 4 (16.00%) Tripwire
6 4 (16.00%) McAfee
7 3 (12.00%) NetApp
7 3 (12.00%) Red Hat
7 3 (12.00%) Cisco
7 3 (12.00%) ServiceNow
8 2 (8.00%) Nintex
8 2 (8.00%) SAP
8 2 (8.00%) Metastorm
9 1 (4.00%) HP
9 1 (4.00%) Akamai