The table below looks at the statistics for SCOM skills in IT contracts advertised for the Kent region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SCOM over the 3 months to 22 September 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM)
Rank 34 34 -
Rank change year-on-year
0 -
Contract jobs citing SCOM 7 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 2.41% 1.37% -
As % of the Systems Management category 22.58% 12.90% -
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 0
Average daily rate
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£356 £150 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+137.50% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £32.03 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-1.64% +6.75%
SCOM
South East

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

Systems Management Category
Kent
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
31 31 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 10.65% 10.62% 8.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 22 9
Average daily rate £400 £488 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.94% +116.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £316 £328 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £516 £513 £324
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £313
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +8.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £30.00 £73.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -58.90%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-4.25% +30.55%

SCOM
Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

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

SCOM Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

SCOM
Daily Rate Trend in Kent

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

SCOM Daily Rate Trend in Kent

SCOM
Daily Rate Histogram in Kent

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SCOM across the Kent region over the 3 months to 22 September 2014.

SCOM Daily Rate Histogram in Kent

SCOM
Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

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

SCOM Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

SCOM
Contract Job Locations in Kent

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SCOM within the Kent region over the 3 months to 22 September 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
West Malling - 1 £388 - 1
SCOM
South East

SCOM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Kent 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 6 (75.00%) Windows
1 6 (75.00%) VMware
1 6 (75.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 6 (75.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (62.50%) Finance
2 5 (62.50%) UNIX
2 5 (62.50%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (50.00%) IIS
3 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 4 (50.00%) Problem Management
4 3 (37.50%) NetBackup
4 3 (37.50%) XenApp
4 3 (37.50%) XenDesktop
4 3 (37.50%) Active Directory
4 3 (37.50%) SQL
4 3 (37.50%) SQL Server
4 3 (37.50%) Intel
4 3 (37.50%) Citrix
4 3 (37.50%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (25.00%) DNS
5 2 (25.00%) vSphere
5 2 (25.00%) HP SIM
5 2 (25.00%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (25.00%) Server Monitoring
5 2 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (25.00%) Service Management
5 2 (25.00%) Change Management
5 2 (25.00%) AS400
5 2 (25.00%) Control-M
5 2 (25.00%) C

SCOM
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Kent 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 4 (50.00%) IIS
2 1 (12.50%) SharePoint
2 1 (12.50%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (12.50%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 2 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (12.50%) InfoPath
Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) DNS
1 2 (25.00%) VLAN
2 1 (12.50%) SMTP
2 1 (12.50%) HTTP
2 1 (12.50%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (37.50%) SQL Server
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 5 (62.50%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Banking
2 1 (12.50%) Retail
2 1 (12.50%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Computer Operator
2 2 (25.00%) Technical Specialist
2 2 (25.00%) Virtualisation Specialist
3 1 (12.50%) Project Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Technical Project Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Technical Manager
3 1 (12.50%) SharePoint Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Computer Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Computer Operator
3 1 (12.50%) Wintel Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) VMware Specialist
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) .NET
1 1 (12.50%) MSMQ
1 1 (12.50%) Windows SharePoint Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) AS400
1 2 (25.00%) Clustering
1 2 (25.00%) iSeries
1 2 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (12.50%) Fat Client
2 1 (12.50%) Thin Client
2 1 (12.50%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 6 (75.00%) Windows
1 6 (75.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (62.50%) UNIX
2 5 (62.50%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (25.00%) AIX
4 1 (12.50%) Windows XP
4 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Problem Management
2 3 (37.50%) Capacity Planning
3 2 (25.00%) Incident Management
3 2 (25.00%) Service Management
3 2 (25.00%) Change Management
3 2 (25.00%) Server Monitoring
4 1 (12.50%) Scrum
4 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (12.50%) Project Management
4 1 (12.50%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) SQL
2 2 (25.00%) C
3 1 (12.50%) PowerShell
System Software
1 6 (75.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (37.50%) Active Directory
2 3 (37.50%) XenApp
2 3 (37.50%) XenDesktop
3 2 (25.00%) vSphere
3 2 (25.00%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (12.50%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (12.50%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (37.50%) NetBackup
2 2 (25.00%) Control-M
2 2 (25.00%) HP SIM
3 1 (12.50%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (75.00%) VMware
2 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (37.50%) Intel
3 3 (37.50%) Citrix
4 2 (25.00%) SunGard
4 2 (25.00%) HP
4 2 (25.00%) Veeam
4 2 (25.00%) SolarWinds
5 1 (12.50%) Nintex
5 1 (12.50%) Sophos