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 1 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM)
Rank 61 42 77
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +35
Contract jobs citing SCOM 11 6 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 1.29% 1.23% 0.61%
As % of the Systems Management category 15.49% 14.29% 12.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 3 2
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£425 £418 £319
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.79% +30.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £296 £404 £314
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £424 £324
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £32.03 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+40.50% +6.75%
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
71 42 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 8.35% 8.59% 5.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 16 18
Average daily rate £400 £363 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% -9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £234 £179 £247
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £313
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +10.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 4
Average hourly rate £10.50 £12.55 £10.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.33% +19.52%
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 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 1 October 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 1 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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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 -2 3 £308 -27.00%
SCOM
East of England

SCOM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 7 (58.33%) PowerShell
2 6 (50.00%) Windows
3 5 (41.67%) Active Directory
3 5 (41.67%) SCCM
3 5 (41.67%) Finance
3 5 (41.67%) Tripwire
3 5 (41.67%) Splunk
4 4 (33.33%) McAfee ePO
4 4 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (33.33%) McAfee
5 3 (25.00%) Linux
5 3 (25.00%) Python
5 3 (25.00%) Perl
5 3 (25.00%) Ruby
5 3 (25.00%) VMware
5 3 (25.00%) ServiceNow
6 2 (16.67%) SSH
6 2 (16.67%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 2 (16.67%) SCOrch
6 2 (16.67%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 2 (16.67%) SCSM
6 2 (16.67%) JIRA
6 2 (16.67%) PKI
6 2 (16.67%) SCVMM
6 2 (16.67%) Hyper-V
6 2 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
6 2 (16.67%) Confluence
6 2 (16.67%) Puppet
6 2 (16.67%) .NET
6 2 (16.67%) IIS

SCOM
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 2 (16.67%) Confluence
1 2 (16.67%) IIS
2 1 (8.33%) Node.js
Cloud Services
1 4 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (16.67%) SSH
1 2 (16.67%) SNMP
2 1 (8.33%) TCP/IP
2 1 (8.33%) DNS
2 1 (8.33%) SAN
2 1 (8.33%) Firewall
2 1 (8.33%) DHCP
2 1 (8.33%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) NoSQL
1 1 (8.33%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 2 (16.67%) JIRA
2 1 (8.33%) Visual Studio
2 1 (8.33%) StyleCop
2 1 (8.33%) Git (software)
2 1 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (8.33%) Fiddler
2 1 (8.33%) NUnit
2 1 (8.33%) Cucumber
2 1 (8.33%) SpecFlow
2 1 (8.33%) Jenkins
General
1 5 (41.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) Monitoring Engineer
1 4 (33.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (8.33%) Architect
2 1 (8.33%) Developer
2 1 (8.33%) Analyst
2 1 (8.33%) Technical Architect
2 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 1 (8.33%) Operations Manager
2 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
2 1 (8.33%) Web Engineer
2 1 (8.33%) Web Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (8.33%) Systems Manager
2 1 (8.33%) Java Developer
2 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (16.67%) .NET
2 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET
2 1 (8.33%) Web Services
2 1 (8.33%) HTML
2 1 (8.33%) REST
2 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) PKI
2 1 (8.33%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 6 (50.00%) Windows
2 3 (25.00%) Linux
3 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (8.33%) Service Management
1 1 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
1 1 (8.33%) E-Commerce
1 1 (8.33%) SOA
1 1 (8.33%) OOP
1 1 (8.33%) High Availability
1 1 (8.33%) Software Engineering
1 1 (8.33%) Business Continuity
1 1 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (8.33%) TDD
1 1 (8.33%) Pair Programming
1 1 (8.33%) DevOps
1 1 (8.33%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 7 (58.33%) PowerShell
2 3 (25.00%) Python
2 3 (25.00%) Perl
2 3 (25.00%) Ruby
3 1 (8.33%) SQL
3 1 (8.33%) C#
3 1 (8.33%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (8.33%) MCSE
1 1 (8.33%) MCSA
1 1 (8.33%) Degree
System Software
1 5 (41.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (16.67%) Hyper-V
3 1 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (41.67%) SCCM
2 4 (33.33%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (16.67%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 2 (16.67%) SCOrch
3 2 (16.67%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 2 (16.67%) SCSM
3 2 (16.67%) SCVMM
3 2 (16.67%) Puppet
4 1 (8.33%) Business Desktop Deployment
Vendors
1 5 (41.67%) Tripwire
1 5 (41.67%) Splunk
2 4 (33.33%) McAfee
3 3 (25.00%) VMware
3 3 (25.00%) ServiceNow
4 2 (16.67%) Dell
4 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
4 2 (16.67%) Symantec
5 1 (8.33%) CommVault
5 1 (8.33%) NetApp
5 1 (8.33%) Akamai