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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM)
Rank 343 298 296
Rank change year-on-year
-45 -2
Contract jobs citing SCOM 82 125 124
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.35% 0.53% 0.51%
As % of the Systems Management category 4.44% 6.46% 7.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 82 67
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£375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £335
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -1.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 3
Average hourly rate £27.50 £18.73 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+46.82% -6.35%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.09 £25.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+48.36% -19.35%
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
1846 1934 1606
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 7.86% 8.22% 6.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 1249 1252 1036
Average daily rate £425 £424 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.35% -0.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £265 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £338 £345
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -2.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 24 46
Average hourly rate £22.18 £19.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.71% -15.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.28 £11.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £34.00 £52.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £20.06 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+7.17% -10.84%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 -3 30 £381 +5.90% 7
Kingston Upon Thames - 1 £340 -
SCOM
England

SCOM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 146 (79.78%) Windows
2 89 (48.63%) Active Directory
3 86 (46.99%) VMware
4 84 (45.90%) PowerShell
5 83 (45.36%) SCCM
6 81 (44.26%) Microsoft
7 68 (37.16%) Windows Server 2008
8 54 (29.51%) SQL
9 47 (25.68%) ITIL
10 46 (25.14%) Windows Server 2003
10 46 (25.14%) Windows Server 2012
11 42 (22.95%) Citrix
11 42 (22.95%) DNS
12 40 (21.86%) HP
12 40 (21.86%) IIS
12 40 (21.86%) VMware Infrastructure
13 37 (20.22%) Finance
14 36 (19.67%) SQL Server
15 31 (16.94%) SharePoint
15 31 (16.94%) MS Exchange
16 29 (15.85%) Hyper-V
17 28 (15.30%) DHCP
17 28 (15.30%) Linux
18 26 (14.21%) SAN
18 26 (14.21%) XenApp
19 24 (13.11%) Microsoft Certification
19 24 (13.11%) TCP/IP
19 24 (13.11%) SCOrch
20 23 (12.57%) Oracle
20 23 (12.57%) Banking

SCOM
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 40 (21.86%) IIS
2 31 (16.94%) SharePoint
2 31 (16.94%) MS Exchange
3 20 (10.93%) Lync
4 10 (5.46%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 8 (4.37%) OpenStack
5 8 (4.37%) Exchange Server 2013
6 6 (3.28%) Tomcat
6 6 (3.28%) Oracle Workflow
7 5 (2.73%) Exchange Server 2010
8 4 (2.19%) SharePoint 2013
8 4 (2.19%) Exchange Server 2007
9 3 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2003
10 2 (1.09%) SharePoint Server
10 2 (1.09%) BizTalk Server
10 2 (1.09%) JBoss
10 2 (1.09%) Apache
10 2 (1.09%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (0.55%) Office Communications Server
11 1 (0.55%) Node.js
Applications
1 20 (10.93%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.64%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 9 (4.92%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (1.09%) Remedy AR System
3 1 (0.55%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.55%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 11 (6.01%) Office 365
2 7 (3.83%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (3.83%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.55%) PaaS
3 1 (0.55%) Symantec.cloud
Communications & Networking
1 42 (22.95%) DNS
2 28 (15.30%) DHCP
3 26 (14.21%) SAN
4 24 (13.11%) TCP/IP
5 16 (8.74%) FTP
6 14 (7.65%) NAS
7 12 (6.56%) Firewall
8 9 (4.92%) WAN
9 8 (4.37%) SMTP
9 8 (4.37%) SNMP
9 8 (4.37%) NetScaler
10 4 (2.19%) VPN
10 4 (2.19%) LAN
11 3 (1.64%) Multicast
11 3 (1.64%) Unified Communications
11 3 (1.64%) Network Security
12 2 (1.09%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
12 2 (1.09%) VoIP
13 1 (0.55%) Wireless
13 1 (0.55%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (19.67%) SQL Server
2 14 (7.65%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (3.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (2.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (2.73%) MySQL
5 4 (2.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 4 (2.19%) Oracle Database
6 3 (1.64%) BusinessObjects
6 3 (1.64%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (1.09%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (1.09%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.55%) Oracle Database 12c
8 1 (0.55%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.55%) Informix
8 1 (0.55%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 6 (3.28%) Jenkins
2 5 (2.73%) JIRA
3 4 (2.19%) Git (software)
3 4 (2.19%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (1.09%) Lombardi
5 1 (0.55%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 37 (20.22%) Finance
2 23 (12.57%) Banking
3 5 (2.73%) Retail
4 4 (2.19%) Law
4 4 (2.19%) Advertising
5 3 (1.64%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.09%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.55%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.55%) Legal
7 1 (0.55%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 26 (14.21%) Wintel Engineer
2 25 (13.66%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 23 (12.57%) Systems Engineer
4 17 (9.29%) Analyst
5 15 (8.20%) Systems Administrator
5 15 (8.20%) Architect
5 15 (8.20%) Administrator
6 10 (5.46%) Consultant
6 10 (5.46%) Wintel Analyst
7 9 (4.92%) 3rd Line Support
7 9 (4.92%) Wintel Support
8 8 (4.37%) Windows Administrator
8 8 (4.37%) Windows Systems Administrator
8 8 (4.37%) SQL DBA
8 8 (4.37%) DBA
9 7 (3.83%) Support Engineer
9 7 (3.83%) SQL Server DBA
9 7 (3.83%) Windows Systems Engineer
9 7 (3.83%) Windows Engineer
10 6 (3.28%) Wintel Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (3.83%) XML
2 6 (3.28%) .NET
2 6 (3.28%) Middleware
3 4 (2.19%) LAMP
3 4 (2.19%) Web Services
4 3 (1.64%) OLE
4 3 (1.64%) OLE DB
4 3 (1.64%) WebSphere MQ
4 3 (1.64%) Rendezvous
4 3 (1.64%) FIX Protocol
5 2 (1.09%) Drools
5 2 (1.09%) SAP PI
5 2 (1.09%) XSL
5 2 (1.09%) XSLT
5 2 (1.09%) J2EE
5 2 (1.09%) ASP.NET Web API
5 2 (1.09%) .NET Framework
5 2 (1.09%) Application Packaging
6 1 (0.55%) X-Windows
6 1 (0.55%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 21 (11.48%) Data Centre
2 14 (7.65%) Clustering
3 11 (6.01%) Blackberry
4 10 (5.46%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (4.92%) Replication
6 6 (3.28%) PKI
7 4 (2.19%) CMDB
7 4 (2.19%) Private Cloud
8 3 (1.64%) iPad
8 3 (1.64%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 2 (1.09%) Enterprise Storage
9 2 (1.09%) FlexPod
10 1 (0.55%) User Experience
10 1 (0.55%) Mobile App
10 1 (0.55%) Hedge funds
10 1 (0.55%) Video Conferencing
10 1 (0.55%) FMCG
10 1 (0.55%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.55%) GIS
10 1 (0.55%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 146 (79.78%) Windows
2 68 (37.16%) Windows Server 2008
3 46 (25.14%) Windows Server 2012
3 46 (25.14%) Windows Server 2003
4 28 (15.30%) Linux
5 10 (5.46%) UNIX
5 10 (5.46%) Windows 7
6 7 (3.83%) Solaris
7 6 (3.28%) Windows XP
8 4 (2.19%) Data ONTAP
8 4 (2.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (1.09%) Windows 8
9 2 (1.09%) Windows 2000 Server
9 2 (1.09%) Android
10 1 (0.55%) SUSE
10 1 (0.55%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (25.68%) ITIL
2 19 (10.38%) Service Delivery
3 15 (8.20%) Migration
4 14 (7.65%) Service Management
5 13 (7.10%) Load Balancing
6 12 (6.56%) Project Management
6 12 (6.56%) ITSM
7 11 (6.01%) Change Management
8 9 (4.92%) Workflow
8 9 (4.92%) Incident Management
8 9 (4.92%) Capacity Management
9 8 (4.37%) Release Management
10 7 (3.83%) DevOps
11 6 (3.28%) Performance Monitoring
11 6 (3.28%) Low Latency
11 6 (3.28%) E-Commerce
12 5 (2.73%) Disaster Recovery
12 5 (2.73%) Workflow Management
12 5 (2.73%) Software Distribution
12 5 (2.73%) WAN Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 84 (45.90%) PowerShell
2 54 (29.51%) SQL
3 13 (7.10%) VBScript
4 9 (4.92%) Java
5 8 (4.37%) Perl
5 8 (4.37%) C
6 7 (3.83%) C#
7 6 (3.28%) Python
8 4 (2.19%) VB
9 2 (1.09%) T-SQL
9 2 (1.09%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.55%) R
10 1 (0.55%) VBA
Qualifications
1 24 (13.11%) Microsoft Certification
2 16 (8.74%) Security Cleared
3 15 (8.20%) MCITP
4 11 (6.01%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 10 (5.46%) SC Cleared
5 10 (5.46%) MCSE
6 7 (3.83%) DV Cleared
7 6 (3.28%) Cisco Certification
7 6 (3.28%) MCSA
8 3 (1.64%) CCNA
8 3 (1.64%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (1.09%) Degree
9 2 (1.09%) CCNP
9 2 (1.09%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 2 (1.09%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 1 (0.55%) Sun Certification
10 1 (0.55%) CCA
10 1 (0.55%) Citrix Certification
10 1 (0.55%) CISSP
10 1 (0.55%) CITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.64%) SLA
System Software
1 89 (48.63%) Active Directory
2 40 (21.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 29 (15.85%) Hyper-V
4 26 (14.21%) XenApp
5 18 (9.84%) VMware ESXi
6 16 (8.74%) vSphere
7 10 (5.46%) XenDesktop
8 8 (4.37%) Microsoft App-V
9 6 (3.28%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 6 (3.28%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 6 (3.28%) UAG
10 5 (2.73%) VMware ESX
11 2 (1.09%) Xen
11 2 (1.09%) Forefront TMG
11 2 (1.09%) vCloud
12 1 (0.55%) Docker
12 1 (0.55%) BitLocker
12 1 (0.55%) DFS Replication
12 1 (0.55%) Squid
12 1 (0.55%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 83 (45.36%) SCCM
2 24 (13.11%) SCOrch
3 15 (8.20%) SCVMM
4 10 (5.46%) NetBackup
4 10 (5.46%) Opscode Chef
5 8 (4.37%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 7 (3.83%) HP SIM
6 7 (3.83%) MOM
7 6 (3.28%) Nagios
7 6 (3.28%) Puppet
7 6 (3.28%) McAfee ePO
8 5 (2.73%) WSUS
9 4 (2.19%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 4 (2.19%) StatsD
9 4 (2.19%) Control-M
9 4 (2.19%) Graphite
10 3 (1.64%) EdgeSight
10 3 (1.64%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 3 (1.64%) BMC PATROL
10 3 (1.64%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 86 (46.99%) VMware
2 81 (44.26%) Microsoft
3 42 (22.95%) Citrix
4 40 (21.86%) HP
5 23 (12.57%) Oracle
6 18 (9.84%) Cisco
7 16 (8.74%) Veritas
8 13 (7.10%) Symantec
8 13 (7.10%) Remedy
9 12 (6.56%) Dell
10 10 (5.46%) NetApp
11 9 (4.92%) Sybase
11 9 (4.92%) Altiris
12 8 (4.37%) McAfee
12 8 (4.37%) IBM
12 8 (4.37%) BMC
12 8 (4.37%) ServiceNow
13 7 (3.83%) RightFax
13 7 (3.83%) EMC
14 6 (3.28%) Juniper
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