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 27 March 2015 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM)
Rank 58 62 55
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -7
Contract jobs citing SCOM 6 5 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 0.93% 0.66% 1.23%
As % of the Systems Management category 18.75% 9.09% 21.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 1
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£450 - £288
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £338 £296
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +14.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £30.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £29.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
-10.16% -3.27%
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
32 55 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 4.98% 7.24% 5.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 19 16
Average daily rate £420 £300 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £295 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 2
Average hourly rate £13.50 £13.50 £15.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -11.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £13.50 £14.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.85 £26.70 £15.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £24.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-10.41% +14.28%

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
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 27 March 2015. 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
Watford - 5 £450 -
Welwyn Garden City - 1 - -
Hemel Hempstead - - - -
SCOM
East of England

SCOM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 (85.00%) Windows
2 14 (70.00%) SCCM
2 14 (70.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 14 (70.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 13 (65.00%) Citrix
4 12 (60.00%) DNS
4 12 (60.00%) Hyper-V
5 11 (55.00%) Microsoft
6 10 (50.00%) Active Directory
6 10 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 10 (50.00%) PowerShell
7 9 (45.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 9 (45.00%) Terminal Services
7 9 (45.00%) Symantec
8 8 (40.00%) DHCP
9 5 (25.00%) VMware
9 5 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
9 5 (25.00%) REST
10 4 (20.00%) Puppet
10 4 (20.00%) Capacity Planning
10 4 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (20.00%) Linux
10 4 (20.00%) Dell
11 3 (15.00%) SOAP
11 3 (15.00%) NetApp
11 3 (15.00%) Red Hat
11 3 (15.00%) NFS
11 3 (15.00%) SLA
11 3 (15.00%) Cisco
11 3 (15.00%) LDAP

SCOM
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 (15.00%) SharePoint
2 2 (10.00%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (10.00%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (5.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 12 (60.00%) DNS
2 8 (40.00%) DHCP
3 3 (15.00%) LDAP
3 3 (15.00%) BIG-IP
3 3 (15.00%) iSCSI
3 3 (15.00%) NetScaler
4 1 (5.00%) NAS
4 1 (5.00%) Network Security
4 1 (5.00%) SAN
4 1 (5.00%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (10.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 2 (10.00%) NoSQL
1 2 (10.00%) Couchbase
2 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (10.00%) Visual Studio
1 2 (10.00%) JIRA
1 2 (10.00%) Fiddler
1 2 (10.00%) Git (software)
1 2 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (10.00%) StyleCop
1 2 (10.00%) Cucumber
1 2 (10.00%) SpecFlow
1 2 (10.00%) Jenkins
General
1 3 (15.00%) Games
2 1 (5.00%) Finance
2 1 (5.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 8 (40.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (15.00%) Cloud Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) SCCM Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Applications Architect
3 2 (10.00%) Java Developer
3 2 (10.00%) Architect
3 2 (10.00%) Developer
4 1 (5.00%) Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Consultant
4 1 (5.00%) Technical Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Project Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (5.00%) Wintel Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (25.00%) REST
2 3 (15.00%) SOAP
3 2 (10.00%) SAP PI
3 2 (10.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.00%) Replication
1 3 (15.00%) Online Games
2 2 (10.00%) PKI
3 1 (5.00%) CMDB
3 1 (5.00%) Clustering
3 1 (5.00%) iPad
3 1 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 17 (85.00%) Windows
2 14 (70.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 14 (70.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 10 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (20.00%) Linux
4 4 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (5.00%) Windows 2000 Server
5 1 (5.00%) FreeBSD
5 1 (5.00%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (20.00%) Capacity Planning
2 3 (15.00%) Performance Monitoring
2 3 (15.00%) Network Load Balancing
3 2 (10.00%) DevOps
3 2 (10.00%) Root Cause Analysis
3 2 (10.00%) Build Automation
3 2 (10.00%) OOP
3 2 (10.00%) SOA
3 2 (10.00%) Change Management
3 2 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (10.00%) TDD
3 2 (10.00%) Pair Programming
3 2 (10.00%) Asset Management
3 2 (10.00%) Enterprise Architecture
4 1 (5.00%) Network Design
4 1 (5.00%) Workflow
4 1 (5.00%) Migration
4 1 (5.00%) Configuration Management
4 1 (5.00%) Risk Analysis
4 1 (5.00%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 10 (50.00%) PowerShell
2 2 (10.00%) Java
2 2 (10.00%) SQL
3 1 (5.00%) Shell Script
3 1 (5.00%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 3 (15.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (5.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.00%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (60.00%) Hyper-V
2 10 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 9 (45.00%) Terminal Services
4 5 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (15.00%) NFS
5 3 (15.00%) vSphere
5 3 (15.00%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (15.00%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 14 (70.00%) SCCM
2 9 (45.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 4 (20.00%) Puppet
4 2 (10.00%) Business Desktop Deployment
Vendors
1 13 (65.00%) Citrix
2 11 (55.00%) Microsoft
3 9 (45.00%) Symantec
4 5 (25.00%) VMware
5 4 (20.00%) Dell
6 3 (15.00%) NetApp
6 3 (15.00%) Red Hat
6 3 (15.00%) Cisco
7 2 (10.00%) SAP
7 2 (10.00%) Metastorm
7 2 (10.00%) Splunk
7 2 (10.00%) ServiceNow
7 2 (10.00%) Nintex
8 1 (5.00%) HP