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 28 May 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
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM)
Rank 307 327 267
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -60
Contract jobs citing SCOM 93 91 143
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.41% 0.39% 0.65%
As % of the Systems Management category 5.43% 5.13% 10.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 65 80
Average daily rate
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£363 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £300 £261
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £331 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.76% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 4
Average hourly rate £30.00 - £21.88
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £27.00 £27.25
% change year-on-year
-12.96% -0.91%
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
1714 1775 1411
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 7.58% 7.60% 6.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 1186 1209 934
Average daily rate £450 £425 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +1.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 23 41
Average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £14.20 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.10 £33.40 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.19 £21.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-3.88% +5.00%

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 28 May 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 28 May 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 +13 24 £413 +23.59% 5
Enfield - 1 - -
SCOM
England

SCOM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 28 May 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.

1 159 (80.30%) Windows
2 102 (51.52%) VMware
3 100 (50.51%) SCCM
4 91 (45.96%) PowerShell
5 88 (44.44%) Active Directory
6 84 (42.42%) Microsoft
7 66 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
8 63 (31.82%) ITIL
9 57 (28.79%) Citrix
10 54 (27.27%) VMware Infrastructure
11 46 (23.23%) Windows Server 2012
11 46 (23.23%) SAN
12 44 (22.22%) HP
13 42 (21.21%) SQL Server
14 40 (20.20%) SQL
15 39 (19.70%) SharePoint
16 38 (19.19%) Hyper-V
17 37 (18.69%) DNS
18 36 (18.18%) Windows Server 2003
18 36 (18.18%) XenApp
19 34 (17.17%) TCP/IP
19 34 (17.17%) IIS
20 27 (13.64%) Finance
21 26 (13.13%) SCOrch
21 26 (13.13%) Data Centre
22 25 (12.63%) DHCP
23 24 (12.12%) Project Management
23 24 (12.12%) ITSM
24 23 (11.62%) Microsoft Certification
24 23 (11.62%) NetScaler

SCOM
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 34 (17.17%) IIS
3 22 (11.11%) MS Exchange
4 16 (8.08%) OpenStack
5 15 (7.58%) Lync
6 10 (5.05%) Exchange Server 2010
7 6 (3.03%) Oracle Workflow
7 6 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2013
8 5 (2.53%) Tomcat
9 4 (2.02%) BizTalk Server
9 4 (2.02%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 4 (2.02%) Exchange Server 2007
10 3 (1.52%) SharePoint 2013
10 3 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2003
11 2 (1.01%) JBoss
11 2 (1.01%) Apache
11 2 (1.01%) SharePoint Server
12 1 (0.51%) SharePoint 2010
12 1 (0.51%) LiveLink
Applications
1 17 (8.59%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.52%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 12 (6.06%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (1.01%) Remedy AR System
3 1 (0.51%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.51%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 11 (5.56%) Office 365
2 9 (4.55%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (3.03%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.51%) Symantec.cloud
4 1 (0.51%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 1 (0.51%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 46 (23.23%) SAN
2 37 (18.69%) DNS
3 34 (17.17%) TCP/IP
4 25 (12.63%) DHCP
5 23 (11.62%) NetScaler
5 23 (11.62%) NAS
6 13 (6.57%) Firewall
7 10 (5.05%) WAN
8 9 (4.55%) FTP
9 6 (3.03%) LAN
9 6 (3.03%) SMTP
10 5 (2.53%) SNMP
10 5 (2.53%) VPN
11 4 (2.02%) VoIP
11 4 (2.02%) Unified Communications
12 2 (1.01%) Internet
12 2 (1.01%) LDAP
12 2 (1.01%) Wireless
12 2 (1.01%) Cisco IOS
12 2 (1.01%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (21.21%) SQL Server
2 17 (8.59%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (4.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (2.53%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (2.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 4 (2.02%) MySQL
5 4 (2.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (2.02%) Oracle Database
6 3 (1.52%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (1.01%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.51%) Spotfire
8 1 (0.51%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.51%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 1 (0.51%) MS Access
8 1 (0.51%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 5 (2.53%) Jenkins
2 4 (2.02%) Git (software)
3 2 (1.01%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 2 (1.01%) Lombardi
3 2 (1.01%) JIRA
3 2 (1.01%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 27 (13.64%) Finance
2 13 (6.57%) Banking
3 6 (3.03%) Retail
4 5 (2.53%) Law
5 3 (1.52%) Advertising
6 2 (1.01%) Legal
6 2 (1.01%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.01%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.01%) Publishing
7 1 (0.51%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.51%) Games
7 1 (0.51%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 29 (14.65%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 25 (12.63%) Systems Administrator
2 25 (12.63%) Administrator
3 24 (12.12%) Systems Engineer
4 22 (11.11%) Analyst
5 19 (9.60%) Wintel Engineer
6 16 (8.08%) Architect
7 15 (7.58%) Wintel Analyst
8 10 (5.05%) Consultant
8 10 (5.05%) Windows Systems Administrator
8 10 (5.05%) Windows Administrator
9 8 (4.04%) Windows Systems Engineer
10 7 (3.54%) Windows Engineer
11 6 (3.03%) Storage Engineer
11 6 (3.03%) Wintel Support
11 6 (3.03%) Wintel Systems Administrator
11 6 (3.03%) Wintel Systems Engineer
12 5 (2.53%) Wintel Administrator
12 5 (2.53%) VMware Engineer
12 5 (2.53%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (7.58%) Middleware
2 7 (3.54%) Web Services
3 5 (2.53%) XML
3 5 (2.53%) .NET
4 4 (2.02%) LAMP
4 4 (2.02%) SAP PI
5 2 (1.01%) OLE
5 2 (1.01%) OLE DB
5 2 (1.01%) J2EE
5 2 (1.01%) XSLT
5 2 (1.01%) Application Packaging
5 2 (1.01%) Drools
5 2 (1.01%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (0.51%) REST
6 1 (0.51%) Software Packaging
6 1 (0.51%) FIX Protocol
6 1 (0.51%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.51%) XSL
6 1 (0.51%) SOAP
6 1 (0.51%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 26 (13.13%) Data Centre
2 19 (9.60%) Replication
3 13 (6.57%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (5.56%) PKI
5 10 (5.05%) Clustering
6 5 (2.53%) Blackberry
7 4 (2.02%) CMDB
8 3 (1.52%) iPad
9 2 (1.01%) Management Information System
9 2 (1.01%) Video Conferencing
9 2 (1.01%) Hedge funds
9 2 (1.01%) EqualLogic
9 2 (1.01%) FlexPod
9 2 (1.01%) Private Cloud
9 2 (1.01%) BYOD
9 2 (1.01%) User Experience
10 1 (0.51%) Hybrid Cloud
10 1 (0.51%) Mobile App
10 1 (0.51%) Visualisation
10 1 (0.51%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 159 (80.30%) Windows
2 66 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 46 (23.23%) Windows Server 2012
4 36 (18.18%) Windows Server 2003
5 17 (8.59%) Linux
6 11 (5.56%) Windows 7
7 8 (4.04%) Solaris
7 8 (4.04%) UNIX
8 5 (2.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (2.53%) Windows XP
9 4 (2.02%) HPUX
10 2 (1.01%) Android
10 2 (1.01%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (0.51%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.51%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.51%) SUSE
11 1 (0.51%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (31.82%) ITIL
2 24 (12.12%) Project Management
2 24 (12.12%) ITSM
3 21 (10.61%) Incident Management
4 18 (9.09%) Migration
5 16 (8.08%) Low Latency
6 14 (7.07%) Change Management
7 13 (6.57%) Load Balancing
8 12 (6.06%) Service Delivery
9 10 (5.05%) Disaster Recovery
9 10 (5.05%) Workflow
10 9 (4.55%) Service Management
11 7 (3.54%) Capacity Management
12 6 (3.03%) Configuration Management
12 6 (3.03%) E-Commerce
12 6 (3.03%) Release Management
12 6 (3.03%) DevOps
13 5 (2.53%) Investment Management
13 5 (2.53%) Workflow Management
13 5 (2.53%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 91 (45.96%) PowerShell
2 40 (20.20%) SQL
3 21 (10.61%) VBScript
4 15 (7.58%) C#
5 8 (4.04%) Java
6 7 (3.54%) Perl
6 7 (3.54%) C
7 5 (2.53%) Python
8 3 (1.52%) VB
9 2 (1.01%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.51%) R
10 1 (0.51%) VBA
Qualifications
1 23 (11.62%) Microsoft Certification
2 19 (9.60%) Security Cleared
2 19 (9.60%) MCITP
3 15 (7.58%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 14 (7.07%) SC Cleared
5 7 (3.54%) MCSE
6 6 (3.03%) MCSA
7 5 (2.53%) DV Cleared
7 5 (2.53%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (1.52%) CCNA
9 2 (1.01%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (1.01%) CCA
9 2 (1.01%) Citrix Certification
10 1 (0.51%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 1 (0.51%) CITP
10 1 (0.51%) Degree
10 1 (0.51%) CCNP
10 1 (0.51%) MCP
10 1 (0.51%) CISSP
10 1 (0.51%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.01%) SLA
1 2 (1.01%) QA
System Software
1 88 (44.44%) Active Directory
2 54 (27.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 38 (19.19%) Hyper-V
4 36 (18.18%) XenApp
5 21 (10.61%) VMware ESXi
6 20 (10.10%) vSphere
7 18 (9.09%) XenDesktop
8 15 (7.58%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 7 (3.54%) vCloud
9 7 (3.54%) VMware ESX
9 7 (3.54%) Microsoft App-V
10 5 (2.53%) UAG
10 5 (2.53%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 2 (1.01%) Xen
11 2 (1.01%) XenServer
11 2 (1.01%) Forefront TMG
12 1 (0.51%) BitLocker
12 1 (0.51%) Squid
12 1 (0.51%) VMware Workstation
12 1 (0.51%) NFS
Systems Management
1 100 (50.51%) SCCM
2 26 (13.13%) SCOrch
3 23 (11.62%) SCVMM
4 14 (7.07%) HP SIM
5 12 (6.06%) EdgeSight
6 8 (4.04%) Opscode Chef
7 6 (3.03%) MOM
7 6 (3.03%) Puppet
8 5 (2.53%) NetBackup
9 4 (2.02%) OpenView
9 4 (2.02%) Nagios
9 4 (2.02%) WSUS
9 4 (2.02%) StatsD
9 4 (2.02%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 4 (2.02%) Graphite
10 3 (1.52%) SCSM
10 3 (1.52%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 2 (1.01%) Legato
11 2 (1.01%) Tivoli
11 2 (1.01%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 102 (51.52%) VMware
2 84 (42.42%) Microsoft
3 57 (28.79%) Citrix
4 44 (22.22%) HP
5 21 (10.61%) Cisco
5 21 (10.61%) Dell
6 19 (9.60%) Oracle
7 18 (9.09%) ServiceNow
8 17 (8.59%) IBM
8 17 (8.59%) Veritas
9 16 (8.08%) Veeam
10 15 (7.58%) Remedy
10 15 (7.58%) CA
11 13 (6.57%) EMC
12 12 (6.06%) Nimsoft
13 11 (5.56%) NetApp
14 9 (4.55%) BMC
15 7 (3.54%) Juniper
16 6 (3.03%) Symantec
17 5 (2.53%) F5
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