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 16 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM)
Rank 288 304 304
Rank change year-on-year
+16 0
Contract jobs citing SCOM 127 129 120
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.52% 0.51% 0.45%
As % of the Systems Management category 6.46% 7.87% 7.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 86 82
Average daily rate
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£400 £368 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.84% -2.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £263 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £495 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £342 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 5
Average hourly rate £19.00 £78.75 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-75.87% +266.27%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.25 £32.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +8.33%
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
1967 1639 1676
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 8.05% 6.53% 6.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 1302 1113 1046
Average daily rate £425 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £343 £313
% change year-on-year
+2.18% +9.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 32 45
Average hourly rate £19.00 £22.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.63% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £15.77 £13.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £52.53 £37.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £21.75 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+1.14% +17.56%

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 16 September 2014.

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 16 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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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
City of London +30 36 £430 +32.30% 8
Westminster - 1 £360 -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - -
Uxbridge - - - - 1
West Drayton - - - -
SCOM
England

SCOM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, 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.

1 166 (74.11%) Windows
2 132 (58.93%) SCCM
3 114 (50.89%) Active Directory
4 113 (50.45%) Microsoft
5 100 (44.64%) Windows Server 2008
6 74 (33.04%) Windows Server 2012
7 73 (32.59%) VMware
8 64 (28.57%) PowerShell
9 60 (26.79%) ITIL
10 54 (24.11%) DNS
11 53 (23.66%) HP
11 53 (23.66%) Citrix
11 53 (23.66%) Windows Server 2003
12 52 (23.21%) SQL
13 48 (21.43%) Finance
14 43 (19.20%) SQL Server
15 42 (18.75%) BMC
16 41 (18.30%) SharePoint
16 41 (18.30%) DHCP
17 37 (16.52%) MS Exchange
18 35 (15.63%) SAN
18 35 (15.63%) Microsoft Certification
18 35 (15.63%) VMware Infrastructure
19 34 (15.18%) vSphere
19 34 (15.18%) Clustering
20 32 (14.29%) Hyper-V
21 31 (13.84%) Migration
21 31 (13.84%) Remedy
22 30 (13.39%) SCOrch
23 29 (12.95%) XenApp

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Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, 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 41 (18.30%) SharePoint
2 37 (16.52%) MS Exchange
3 24 (10.71%) Lync
4 21 (9.38%) Exchange Server 2010
5 18 (8.04%) IIS
6 15 (6.70%) Exchange Server 2013
7 13 (5.80%) Exchange Server 2007
8 10 (4.46%) SharePoint 2010
9 9 (4.02%) Exchange Server 2003
10 8 (3.57%) SharePoint 2013
11 6 (2.68%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 5 (2.23%) WebLogic
12 5 (2.23%) Tomcat
13 3 (1.34%) Office Communications Server
14 2 (0.89%) OpenStack
14 2 (0.89%) Lotus Domino
15 1 (0.45%) LiveLink
15 1 (0.45%) Exchange Server 5.5
15 1 (0.45%) BizTalk Server
15 1 (0.45%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 25 (11.16%) MS Excel
2 12 (5.36%) MS Office
3 4 (1.79%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.89%) MS Project
4 2 (0.89%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.45%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 23 (10.27%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.79%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (1.79%) Office 365
2 1 (0.45%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 54 (24.11%) DNS
2 41 (18.30%) DHCP
3 35 (15.63%) SAN
4 17 (7.59%) Firewall
5 14 (6.25%) WAN
5 14 (6.25%) TCP/IP
6 9 (4.02%) LDAP
7 8 (3.57%) FTP
8 7 (3.13%) LAN
9 5 (2.23%) HTTP
9 5 (2.23%) VPN
9 5 (2.23%) NAS
9 5 (2.23%) NetScaler
9 5 (2.23%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 4 (1.79%) Cisco ASA
10 4 (1.79%) SMTP
11 3 (1.34%) Reverse Proxy
11 3 (1.34%) Network Security
11 3 (1.34%) iSCSI
12 2 (0.89%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (19.20%) SQL Server
2 26 (11.61%) SQL Server 2008
3 12 (5.36%) SQL Server 2005
4 10 (4.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 9 (4.02%) SQL Server 2012
5 9 (4.02%) Oracle Database
6 7 (3.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 6 (2.68%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 6 (2.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 4 (1.79%) Sybase ASE
8 4 (1.79%) Oracle Database 11g
8 4 (1.79%) Relational Database
8 4 (1.79%) RDBMS
8 4 (1.79%) Oracle Database 10g
8 4 (1.79%) SQL Server 2000
8 4 (1.79%) Sybase IQ
9 3 (1.34%) DTS
10 1 (0.45%) Data Mining
10 1 (0.45%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 11 (4.91%) Visual Studio
2 6 (2.68%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 6 (2.68%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 3 (1.34%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.89%) JUnit
4 2 (0.89%) Subversion
General
1 48 (21.43%) Finance
2 18 (8.04%) Banking
3 12 (5.36%) Financial Institution
4 10 (4.46%) Law
5 7 (3.13%) Legal
6 6 (2.68%) Investment Banking
7 5 (2.23%) Games
8 4 (1.79%) Retail
9 3 (1.34%) Publishing
9 3 (1.34%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.45%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 38 (16.96%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 24 (10.71%) Consultant
3 22 (9.82%) Analyst
3 22 (9.82%) Wintel Engineer
4 20 (8.93%) Architect
5 16 (7.14%) Administrator
6 13 (5.80%) Systems Administrator
6 13 (5.80%) Operations Analyst
7 11 (4.91%) Citrix Engineer
7 11 (4.91%) DBA
8 10 (4.46%) Wintel Administrator
8 10 (4.46%) Wintel Systems Administrator
8 10 (4.46%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
9 9 (4.02%) Systems Engineer
9 9 (4.02%) Server Engineer
10 8 (3.57%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
10 8 (3.57%) Infrastructure Architect
10 8 (3.57%) Support Engineer
10 8 (3.57%) VMware Engineer
11 7 (3.13%) Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (5.36%) .NET
1 12 (5.36%) Middleware
2 9 (4.02%) Web Services
3 8 (3.57%) XML
3 8 (3.57%) Application Packaging
4 6 (2.68%) HTML5
4 6 (2.68%) HTML
4 6 (2.68%) ADO.NET
5 2 (0.89%) SOAP
5 2 (0.89%) XSLT
5 2 (0.89%) JAXB
5 2 (0.89%) REST
5 2 (0.89%) .NET Framework
5 2 (0.89%) JSON
6 1 (0.45%) SAP PI
6 1 (0.45%) Windows SharePoint Services
Miscellaneous
1 34 (15.18%) Clustering
2 13 (5.80%) Replication
3 12 (5.36%) Hedge funds
3 12 (5.36%) CMDB
4 11 (4.91%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (3.57%) Blackberry
6 5 (2.23%) Online Games
6 5 (2.23%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (1.79%) Management Information System
7 4 (1.79%) NHS
7 4 (1.79%) PKI
8 3 (1.34%) CESG
9 2 (0.89%) Open Source
10 1 (0.45%) iPad
10 1 (0.45%) Neural Network
10 1 (0.45%) Statistics
10 1 (0.45%) Mathematics
10 1 (0.45%) Applied Mathematics
10 1 (0.45%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 166 (74.11%) Windows
2 100 (44.64%) Windows Server 2008
3 74 (33.04%) Windows Server 2012
4 53 (23.66%) Windows Server 2003
5 28 (12.50%) Linux
6 25 (11.16%) Windows 7
7 23 (10.27%) UNIX
8 18 (8.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 8 (3.57%) Solaris
10 6 (2.68%) Windows 2000 Server
11 5 (2.23%) Windows XP
12 3 (1.34%) CentOS
13 2 (0.89%) Windows 8
14 1 (0.45%) openSUSE
14 1 (0.45%) Windows 2000
14 1 (0.45%) SUSE
14 1 (0.45%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.45%) Windows Vista
14 1 (0.45%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (26.79%) ITIL
2 31 (13.84%) Migration
3 24 (10.71%) Change Management
4 17 (7.59%) Service Delivery
4 17 (7.59%) ITSM
4 17 (7.59%) User Acceptance Testing
5 16 (7.14%) Disaster Recovery
6 13 (5.80%) Asset Management
6 13 (5.80%) Network Monitoring
7 10 (4.46%) Agile Software Development
8 9 (4.02%) Capacity Management
9 8 (3.57%) Project Management
10 6 (2.68%) Knowledge Management
10 6 (2.68%) Document Management
10 6 (2.68%) Performance Tuning
10 6 (2.68%) Capacity Planning
11 5 (2.23%) Waterfall
11 5 (2.23%) Performance Testing
11 5 (2.23%) Test Scripting
11 5 (2.23%) Investment Management
Programming Languages
1 64 (28.57%) PowerShell
2 52 (23.21%) SQL
3 17 (7.59%) Perl
4 9 (4.02%) VB
4 9 (4.02%) Python
4 9 (4.02%) Shell Script
5 8 (3.57%) JavaScript
6 7 (3.13%) C#
7 6 (2.68%) Java
8 5 (2.23%) C
8 5 (2.23%) T-SQL
8 5 (2.23%) VBScript
9 2 (0.89%) PHP
9 2 (0.89%) XPath
10 1 (0.45%) VBA
Qualifications
1 35 (15.63%) Microsoft Certification
2 21 (9.38%) Security Cleared
3 20 (8.93%) MCSE
4 18 (8.04%) MCITP
5 15 (6.70%) SC Cleared
6 13 (5.80%) MCTS
7 6 (2.68%) MCP
7 6 (2.68%) MCSA
8 5 (2.23%) Degree
9 4 (1.79%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (0.89%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 2 (0.89%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 2 (0.89%) MCDBA
10 2 (0.89%) Microsoft Certified Architect
10 2 (0.89%) VCP5
10 2 (0.89%) DV Cleared
11 1 (0.45%) CTC Cleared
11 1 (0.45%) CCNA
11 1 (0.45%) CCA
11 1 (0.45%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (9.38%) SLA
2 6 (2.68%) GPG13
3 4 (1.79%) QA
System Software
1 114 (50.89%) Active Directory
2 35 (15.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 34 (15.18%) vSphere
4 32 (14.29%) Hyper-V
5 29 (12.95%) XenApp
6 18 (8.04%) XenServer
6 18 (8.04%) VMware ESXi
7 14 (6.25%) XenDesktop
8 13 (5.80%) vCloud
9 12 (5.36%) UAG
10 9 (4.02%) VMware ESX
11 6 (2.68%) Microsoft App-V
12 5 (2.23%) NFS
13 4 (1.79%) Oracle RMAN
13 4 (1.79%) Oracle RAC
14 3 (1.34%) Terminal Services
15 2 (0.89%) MetaFrame
15 2 (0.89%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 2 (0.89%) Veritas Cluster Server
16 1 (0.45%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 132 (58.93%) SCCM
2 30 (13.39%) SCOrch
3 18 (8.04%) Control-M
3 18 (8.04%) Nagios
4 16 (7.14%) NetBackup
5 13 (5.80%) SCVMM
6 12 (5.36%) HP SIM
7 11 (4.91%) BMC PATROL
8 9 (4.02%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
9 8 (3.57%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 6 (2.68%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 6 (2.68%) MOM
11 5 (2.23%) MIMEsweeper
11 5 (2.23%) SCSM
11 5 (2.23%) Puppet
12 4 (1.79%) SCDPM
12 4 (1.79%) Norton AntiVirus
12 4 (1.79%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
12 4 (1.79%) OpenView
12 4 (1.79%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 113 (50.45%) Microsoft
2 73 (32.59%) VMware
3 53 (23.66%) HP
3 53 (23.66%) Citrix
4 42 (18.75%) BMC
5 31 (13.84%) Remedy
6 28 (12.50%) Cisco
7 22 (9.82%) SolarWinds
8 17 (7.59%) Veritas
9 16 (7.14%) Altiris
9 16 (7.14%) Dell
9 16 (7.14%) F5
10 15 (6.70%) Symantec
11 14 (6.25%) Oracle
11 14 (6.25%) Intel
12 13 (5.80%) AppSense
12 13 (5.80%) Red Hat
13 10 (4.46%) EMC
14 9 (4.02%) Websense
15 8 (3.57%) CheckPoint
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