The table below looks at the statistics for SCOM skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SCOM over the 3 months to 30 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM)
Rank 300 283 251
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -32
Contract jobs citing SCOM 98 112 112
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.46% 0.52% 0.58%
As % of the Systems Management category 5.64% 7.27% 9.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 83 73
Average daily rate
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£425 £394 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.86% +5.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £298 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £330 £320
% change year-on-year
+21.21% +3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -11.29%
SCOM
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 London region.

Systems Management Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
1737 1540 1184
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 8.22% 7.15% 6.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 1212 1034 747
Average daily rate £450 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £296 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £330 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.84% -5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 22 43
Average hourly rate £17.75 £15.00 £23.14
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.33% -35.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.65 £11.30 £13.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £32.30 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £21.00 £25.25
% change year-on-year
+2.38% -16.83%

SCOM
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

SCOM Jobs Demand Trend in London

SCOM
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

SCOM Daily Rate Trend in London

SCOM
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SCOM across the London region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

SCOM Daily Rate Histogram in London

SCOM
Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

SCOM Hourly Rate Trend in London

SCOM
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SCOM within the London region over the 3 months to 30 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
City of London -2 22 £419 +21.74% 11
Canary Wharf - - - -
Uxbridge - - - - 1
West Drayton - - - -
SCOM
England

SCOM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London 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.

1 157 (79.29%) Windows
2 120 (60.61%) SCCM
3 106 (53.54%) Active Directory
4 88 (44.44%) Microsoft
5 85 (42.93%) VMware
6 78 (39.39%) Windows Server 2008
7 76 (38.38%) ITIL
8 73 (36.87%) PowerShell
9 71 (35.86%) Citrix
10 56 (28.28%) SAN
11 55 (27.78%) HP
12 54 (27.27%) Windows Server 2012
13 50 (25.25%) XenApp
14 47 (23.74%) SQL Server
15 44 (22.22%) DNS
15 44 (22.22%) Hyper-V
16 43 (21.72%) VMware Infrastructure
17 39 (19.70%) SharePoint
18 38 (19.19%) Windows Server 2003
19 37 (18.69%) Finance
20 35 (17.68%) MS Exchange
21 34 (17.17%) TCP/IP
21 34 (17.17%) XenDesktop
22 32 (16.16%) vSphere
22 32 (16.16%) DHCP
23 30 (15.15%) Migration
23 30 (15.15%) NetScaler
23 30 (15.15%) SCVMM
24 29 (14.65%) HP SIM
24 29 (14.65%) SQL

SCOM
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 39 (19.70%) SharePoint
2 35 (17.68%) MS Exchange
3 25 (12.63%) Exchange Server 2010
4 22 (11.11%) IIS
5 18 (9.09%) Lync
6 14 (7.07%) OpenStack
7 12 (6.06%) Exchange Server 2003
8 10 (5.05%) Exchange Server 2013
9 8 (4.04%) SharePoint 2013
10 7 (3.54%) Exchange Server 2007
10 7 (3.54%) SharePoint 2010
11 6 (3.03%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 4 (2.02%) Office Communications Server
12 4 (2.02%) BizTalk Server
13 2 (1.01%) Apache
13 2 (1.01%) Tomcat
14 1 (0.51%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 19 (9.60%) MS Excel
2 14 (7.07%) MS Office
3 6 (3.03%) MS Visio
4 5 (2.53%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 8 (4.04%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.51%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 13 (6.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (3.03%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.52%) Office 365
4 1 (0.51%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.51%) SaaS
4 1 (0.51%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 56 (28.28%) SAN
2 44 (22.22%) DNS
3 34 (17.17%) TCP/IP
4 32 (16.16%) DHCP
5 30 (15.15%) NetScaler
6 22 (11.11%) NAS
7 19 (9.60%) Firewall
8 18 (9.09%) WAN
9 10 (5.05%) LAN
10 8 (4.04%) Cisco ASA
11 7 (3.54%) FTP
11 7 (3.54%) VPN
11 7 (3.54%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
12 6 (3.03%) Reverse Proxy
12 6 (3.03%) VLAN
13 4 (2.02%) SNMP
13 4 (2.02%) Internet
14 3 (1.52%) Unified Communications
15 2 (1.01%) Junos
15 2 (1.01%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (23.74%) SQL Server
2 20 (10.10%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (3.54%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (2.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (1.01%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.51%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 1 (0.51%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (0.51%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.51%) MySQL
6 1 (0.51%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.51%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 7 (3.54%) Visual Studio
1 7 (3.54%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.51%) Subversion
General
1 37 (18.69%) Finance
2 16 (8.08%) Banking
3 14 (7.07%) Law
4 10 (5.05%) Legal
5 6 (3.03%) Financial Institution
5 6 (3.03%) Publishing
6 5 (2.53%) Retail
6 5 (2.53%) Telecoms
7 3 (1.52%) Online Betting
8 2 (1.01%) Games
8 2 (1.01%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.51%) Marketing
9 1 (0.51%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.51%) Advertising
9 1 (0.51%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 31 (15.66%) Analyst
2 30 (15.15%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 25 (12.63%) Administrator
4 23 (11.62%) Systems Administrator
5 16 (8.08%) Architect
6 14 (7.07%) Wintel Analyst
6 14 (7.07%) Consultant
7 11 (5.56%) Wintel Engineer
8 10 (5.05%) Wintel Systems Administrator
8 10 (5.05%) Wintel Administrator
9 8 (4.04%) 3rd Line Support
10 7 (3.54%) Citrix Engineer
10 7 (3.54%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
10 7 (3.54%) Support Engineer
11 6 (3.03%) SCCM Engineer
11 6 (3.03%) Windows Engineer
11 6 (3.03%) Senior Systems Administrator
11 6 (3.03%) Infrastructure Analyst
11 6 (3.03%) Storage Engineer
12 5 (2.53%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (7.58%) Middleware
2 10 (5.05%) XML
3 8 (4.04%) Web Services
3 8 (4.04%) Application Packaging
4 4 (2.02%) SAP PI
5 2 (1.01%) REST
5 2 (1.01%) HTML
5 2 (1.01%) SOAP
5 2 (1.01%) OLE
5 2 (1.01%) OLE DB
6 1 (0.51%) LAMP
6 1 (0.51%) .NET
6 1 (0.51%) ADO.NET
6 1 (0.51%) Software Packaging
6 1 (0.51%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 22 (11.11%) Replication
2 15 (7.58%) Clustering
3 12 (6.06%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (4.55%) Blackberry
5 8 (4.04%) PKI
6 6 (3.03%) CESG
7 5 (2.53%) Management Information System
8 4 (2.02%) Fat Client
8 4 (2.02%) Thin Client
9 3 (1.52%) CESG CLAS
9 3 (1.52%) iPad
10 2 (1.01%) EqualLogic
10 2 (1.01%) Online Games
10 2 (1.01%) Video Conferencing
10 2 (1.01%) User Experience
10 2 (1.01%) Performance Metrics
10 2 (1.01%) NHS
10 2 (1.01%) SecurID
11 1 (0.51%) CLARiiON
11 1 (0.51%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 157 (79.29%) Windows
2 78 (39.39%) Windows Server 2008
3 54 (27.27%) Windows Server 2012
4 38 (19.19%) Windows Server 2003
5 22 (11.11%) Windows 7
6 15 (7.58%) Linux
7 9 (4.55%) UNIX
7 9 (4.55%) Windows XP
8 8 (4.04%) Solaris
9 7 (3.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (2.02%) HPUX
11 2 (1.01%) Windows 8
11 2 (1.01%) Windows 2000 Server
11 2 (1.01%) Windows Phone
11 2 (1.01%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.51%) SUSE
12 1 (0.51%) Debian
12 1 (0.51%) VMS
12 1 (0.51%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (38.38%) ITIL
2 30 (15.15%) Migration
3 24 (12.12%) Project Management
4 22 (11.11%) Service Delivery
5 20 (10.10%) ITSM
6 18 (9.09%) Incident Management
7 16 (8.08%) Low Latency
8 10 (5.05%) Disaster Recovery
9 9 (4.55%) Change Management
9 9 (4.55%) Performance Monitoring
10 8 (4.04%) Network Design
11 7 (3.54%) Service Management
11 7 (3.54%) Load Balancing
11 7 (3.54%) Performance Management
11 7 (3.54%) WAN Optimisation
11 7 (3.54%) Capacity Management
11 7 (3.54%) Capacity Planning
12 6 (3.03%) E-Commerce
12 6 (3.03%) Configuration Management
13 5 (2.53%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 73 (36.87%) PowerShell
2 29 (14.65%) SQL
3 27 (13.64%) VBScript
4 16 (8.08%) C#
5 9 (4.55%) Shell Script
6 5 (2.53%) VB
7 3 (1.52%) Perl
8 2 (1.01%) Java
8 2 (1.01%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.51%) Python
9 1 (0.51%) C++
9 1 (0.51%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 23 (11.62%) Microsoft Certification
2 21 (10.61%) Security Cleared
3 15 (7.58%) MCSE
4 14 (7.07%) SC Cleared
5 12 (6.06%) MCITP
6 8 (4.04%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 7 (3.54%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (2.53%) CCA
8 5 (2.53%) Citrix Certification
8 5 (2.53%) MCSA
9 4 (2.02%) Degree
9 4 (2.02%) MCP
9 4 (2.02%) CCNA
10 3 (1.52%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
10 3 (1.52%) CCEA
10 3 (1.52%) DV Cleared
10 3 (1.52%) VCP5
11 2 (1.01%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 1 (0.51%) MCTS
12 1 (0.51%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (5.56%) SLA
2 2 (1.01%) QA
3 1 (0.51%) GPG13
System Software
1 106 (53.54%) Active Directory
2 50 (25.25%) XenApp
3 44 (22.22%) Hyper-V
4 43 (21.72%) VMware Infrastructure
5 34 (17.17%) XenDesktop
6 32 (16.16%) vSphere
7 20 (10.10%) VMware ESXi
8 15 (7.58%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 13 (6.57%) VMware ESX
10 12 (6.06%) XenServer
10 12 (6.06%) Microsoft App-V
11 10 (5.05%) UAG
12 6 (3.03%) vCloud
13 3 (1.52%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 2 (1.01%) NFS
15 1 (0.51%) Squid
15 1 (0.51%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 120 (60.61%) SCCM
2 30 (15.15%) SCVMM
3 29 (14.65%) HP SIM
4 25 (12.63%) SCOrch
5 17 (8.59%) EdgeSight
6 9 (4.55%) NetBackup
7 8 (4.04%) SCDPM
7 8 (4.04%) Norton AntiVirus
8 7 (3.54%) Backup Exec
8 7 (3.54%) BMC PATROL
8 7 (3.54%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
9 5 (2.53%) Control-M
9 5 (2.53%) Tivoli
10 4 (2.02%) SolarWinds Orion
10 4 (2.02%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 4 (2.02%) OpenView
10 4 (2.02%) MOM
10 4 (2.02%) MIMEsweeper
11 3 (1.52%) WSUS
11 3 (1.52%) DameWare
Vendors
1 88 (44.44%) Microsoft
2 85 (42.93%) VMware
3 71 (35.86%) Citrix
4 55 (27.78%) HP
5 24 (12.12%) Cisco
6 21 (10.61%) Dell
6 21 (10.61%) BMC
6 21 (10.61%) CA
7 20 (10.10%) Veritas
8 16 (8.08%) ServiceNow
8 16 (8.08%) Veeam
9 15 (7.58%) EMC
9 15 (7.58%) IBM
9 15 (7.58%) Nimsoft
10 14 (7.07%) Symantec
11 13 (6.57%) Sophos
12 12 (6.06%) F5
12 12 (6.06%) AppSense
13 11 (5.56%) Remedy
14 10 (5.05%) Juniper
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