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 27 January 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 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM)
Rank 41 32 24
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -8
Contract jobs citing SCOM 2 1 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 0.72% 0.42% 4.84%
As % of the Systems Management category 6.90% 4.35% 35.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 9
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£450 £295 £160
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+52.54% +84.37%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £340 £315
% change year-on-year
+17.64% +7.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £19.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -11.29%
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
29 23 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 10.47% 9.66% 13.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 12 30
Average daily rate £410 £400 £268
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% +49.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £139 £250 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £500 £320
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £334 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.41% -4.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 3
Average hourly rate - £22.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +18.42%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £21.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -17.64%

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
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 27 January 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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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
Chatham - - - -
Maidstone - - - - 1
Snodland - - - -
SCOM
South East

SCOM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, 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 7 (77.78%) Windows
1 7 (77.78%) VMware
1 7 (77.78%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (55.56%) Finance
3 5 (55.56%) Microsoft
3 5 (55.56%) UNIX
3 5 (55.56%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (44.44%) Citrix
4 4 (44.44%) Problem Management
4 4 (44.44%) NetBackup
5 3 (33.33%) Intel
5 3 (33.33%) Active Directory
5 3 (33.33%) DNS
5 3 (33.33%) SQL Server
5 3 (33.33%) IIS
5 3 (33.33%) XenApp
5 3 (33.33%) XenDesktop
6 2 (22.22%) Veeam
6 2 (22.22%) SolarWinds
6 2 (22.22%) vSphere
6 2 (22.22%) Capacity Planning
6 2 (22.22%) HP SIM
6 2 (22.22%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (22.22%) Server Monitoring
6 2 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (22.22%) AS400
6 2 (22.22%) C
6 2 (22.22%) SQL
6 2 (22.22%) MS Excel

SCOM
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, 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 3 (33.33%) IIS
2 1 (11.11%) SharePoint Server
2 1 (11.11%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (11.11%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (22.22%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (33.33%) DNS
2 2 (22.22%) VLAN
3 1 (11.11%) Firewall
3 1 (11.11%) SAN
3 1 (11.11%) LAN
3 1 (11.11%) WAN
3 1 (11.11%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2000
General
1 5 (55.56%) Finance
2 1 (11.11%) Retail Banking
2 1 (11.11%) Banking
2 1 (11.11%) Retail
2 1 (11.11%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) Computer Operator
2 2 (22.22%) Virtualisation Specialist
2 2 (22.22%) Technical Specialist
3 1 (11.11%) Wintel Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Computer Operator
3 1 (11.11%) Lead Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Technical Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Lead Technical Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Computer Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Administrator
3 1 (11.11%) Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Project Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Technical Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Systems Administrator
3 1 (11.11%) Technical Project Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Wintel Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) VMware Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) MSMQ
1 1 (11.11%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (22.22%) AS400
1 2 (22.22%) iSeries
2 1 (11.11%) Fat Client
2 1 (11.11%) Clustering
2 1 (11.11%) Replication
2 1 (11.11%) Blackberry
2 1 (11.11%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 7 (77.78%) Windows
2 6 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (55.56%) UNIX
3 5 (55.56%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (22.22%) AIX
5 1 (11.11%) Windows 2000 Server
5 1 (11.11%) Windows XP
5 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (11.11%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Problem Management
2 2 (22.22%) Capacity Planning
2 2 (22.22%) Server Monitoring
2 2 (22.22%) Service Management
2 2 (22.22%) Change Management
2 2 (22.22%) Incident Management
3 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (11.11%) Scrum
3 1 (11.11%) Project Management
3 1 (11.11%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 2 (22.22%) C
1 2 (22.22%) SQL
System Software
1 7 (77.78%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 3 (33.33%) XenApp
2 3 (33.33%) XenDesktop
3 2 (22.22%) vSphere
3 2 (22.22%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (11.11%) Hyper-V
4 1 (11.11%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 4 (44.44%) NetBackup
2 2 (22.22%) HP SIM
2 2 (22.22%) Control-M
2 2 (22.22%) SCCM
3 1 (11.11%) WSUS
Vendors
1 7 (77.78%) VMware
2 5 (55.56%) Microsoft
3 4 (44.44%) Citrix
4 3 (33.33%) Intel
5 2 (22.22%) Veeam
5 2 (22.22%) SolarWinds
5 2 (22.22%) SunGard
5 2 (22.22%) HP
6 1 (11.11%) Symantec
6 1 (11.11%) Sophos
6 1 (11.11%) Cisco
6 1 (11.11%) FalconStor