The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Systems Management category for the London region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM)
Rank 338 240 305
Rank change year-on-year
-98 +65
Contract jobs citing SCOM 74 153 120
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.31% 0.71% 0.43%
As % of the Systems Management category 4.58% 11.21% 7.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 95 62
Average daily rate £407 £418 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.51% -4.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £304 £293 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £298 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.06% -14.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 8
Average hourly rate - £26.88 £21.47
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +25.16%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.50 £33.75 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-12.59% +98.52%
Systems Management Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
1616 1365 1607
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 6.68% 6.32% 5.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 1099 951 971
Average daily rate £425 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £267 £257
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £544
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 28 46
Average hourly rate £19.50 £20.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% -9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £13.05 £14.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.75 £32.50 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +8.10%
SCOM
England

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
City of London -39 21 £334 -23.71% 9
Croydon - 3 £288 -
Kingston Upon Thames - 1 £170 -
Twickenham - - - -
Uxbridge - - - -
Hammersmith - - - -
SCOM
England

SCOM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

1 158 (77.45%) Windows
2 126 (61.76%) Active Directory
2 126 (61.76%) SCCM
3 108 (52.94%) Windows Server 2008
4 104 (50.98%) Microsoft
5 88 (43.14%) VMware
6 85 (41.67%) Citrix
7 70 (34.31%) PowerShell
8 69 (33.82%) ITIL
9 67 (32.84%) HP
10 66 (32.35%) DNS
11 55 (26.96%) Change Management
11 55 (26.96%) XenApp
11 55 (26.96%) Windows Server 2012
12 52 (25.49%) DHCP
13 51 (25.00%) MS Exchange
13 51 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
14 48 (23.53%) Windows Server 2003
15 47 (23.04%) SQL
16 43 (21.08%) Clustering
17 39 (19.12%) SQL Server
18 37 (18.14%) Cisco
18 37 (18.14%) SAN
19 33 (16.18%) Finance
19 33 (16.18%) Lync
20 31 (15.20%) Exchange Server 2010
20 31 (15.20%) Windows 7
21 30 (14.71%) VMware ESXi
22 29 (14.22%) SharePoint
23 28 (13.73%) SQL Server 2008

SCOM
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 51 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 33 (16.18%) Lync
3 31 (15.20%) Exchange Server 2010
4 29 (14.22%) SharePoint
5 20 (9.80%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 17 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2007
7 14 (6.86%) Exchange Server 2013
8 13 (6.37%) Exchange Server 2003
9 12 (5.88%) IIS
9 12 (5.88%) Office Communications Server
10 10 (4.90%) IBM Notes
11 9 (4.41%) SharePoint 2010
12 7 (3.43%) Lotus Domino
13 2 (0.98%) Apache
13 2 (0.98%) Tomcat
13 2 (0.98%) BizTalk Server
14 1 (0.49%) Confluence
14 1 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2000
14 1 (0.49%) WorkSite
Applications
1 13 (6.37%) MS Office
2 12 (5.88%) MS Excel
3 6 (2.94%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 22 (10.78%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.47%) Office 365
2 2 (0.98%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.49%) SaaS
3 1 (0.49%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 66 (32.35%) DNS
2 52 (25.49%) DHCP
3 37 (18.14%) SAN
4 20 (9.80%) NetScaler
5 14 (6.86%) NAS
6 11 (5.39%) LAN
6 11 (5.39%) WAN
7 10 (4.90%) VoIP
8 9 (4.41%) iSCSI
9 8 (3.92%) TCP/IP
9 8 (3.92%) Firewall
9 8 (3.92%) Internet
9 8 (3.92%) Unified Communications
10 6 (2.94%) SMS
11 5 (2.45%) VPN
11 5 (2.45%) SMTP
11 5 (2.45%) HTTP
12 4 (1.96%) VLAN
12 4 (1.96%) Wireless
13 3 (1.47%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (19.12%) SQL Server
2 28 (13.73%) SQL Server 2008
3 11 (5.39%) SQL Server 2005
4 10 (4.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 8 (3.92%) SQL Server 2012
6 7 (3.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 7 (3.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 6 (2.94%) RDBMS
7 6 (2.94%) Relational Database
8 5 (2.45%) Oracle Database
8 5 (2.45%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 5 (2.45%) Sybase ASE
8 5 (2.45%) Oracle Database 11g
9 4 (1.96%) Sybase IQ
9 4 (1.96%) Oracle Database 10g
10 2 (0.98%) SQL Server 2000
11 1 (0.49%) DB2
Development Applications
1 5 (2.45%) MSI
2 1 (0.49%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.49%) Subversion
2 1 (0.49%) JIRA
General
1 33 (16.18%) Finance
2 12 (5.88%) Legal
3 9 (4.41%) Banking
3 9 (4.41%) Law
4 7 (3.43%) Retail
5 6 (2.94%) Financial Institution
6 4 (1.96%) Marketing
7 3 (1.47%) Back Office
8 2 (0.98%) Investment Banking
8 2 (0.98%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.49%) Publishing
9 1 (0.49%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 32 (15.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 28 (13.73%) Wintel Engineer
3 26 (12.75%) Architect
4 19 (9.31%) Analyst
5 18 (8.82%) Consultant
6 16 (7.84%) Solutions Architect
7 14 (6.86%) Citrix Engineer
8 12 (5.88%) VMware Engineer
9 10 (4.90%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
10 9 (4.41%) Infrastructure Analyst
11 8 (3.92%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
11 8 (3.92%) Administrator
11 8 (3.92%) Systems Engineer
11 8 (3.92%) DBA
12 6 (2.94%) Systems Administrator
12 6 (2.94%) Senior Wintel Engineer
13 5 (2.45%) Sybase DBA
14 4 (1.96%) Messaging Specialist
14 4 (1.96%) Network Engineer
14 4 (1.96%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (7.84%) Application Packaging
2 9 (4.41%) XMPP
3 5 (2.45%) Windows SharePoint Services
4 3 (1.47%) .NET
5 1 (0.49%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 43 (21.08%) Clustering
2 27 (13.24%) Blackberry
3 12 (5.88%) Replication
4 10 (4.90%) Fat Client
4 10 (4.90%) Thin Client
5 6 (2.94%) Hedge funds
6 5 (2.45%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (1.96%) PKI
7 4 (1.96%) Handset
8 3 (1.47%) Management Information System
9 2 (0.98%) NHS
9 2 (0.98%) Video Conferencing
10 1 (0.49%) iPad
10 1 (0.49%) Mainframe
10 1 (0.49%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.49%) AS400
10 1 (0.49%) Freedom of Information
10 1 (0.49%) Data Protection Act
10 1 (0.49%) Freedom of Information Act
10 1 (0.49%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 158 (77.45%) Windows
2 108 (52.94%) Windows Server 2008
3 55 (26.96%) Windows Server 2012
4 48 (23.53%) Windows Server 2003
5 31 (15.20%) Windows 7
6 19 (9.31%) Windows XP
7 11 (5.39%) Windows 8
8 8 (3.92%) Windows Vista
8 8 (3.92%) UNIX
8 8 (3.92%) Linux
8 8 (3.92%) Windows 2000 Server
9 6 (2.94%) NetWare
10 5 (2.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 5 (2.45%) Solaris
11 4 (1.96%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.49%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (33.82%) ITIL
2 55 (26.96%) Change Management
3 21 (10.29%) Migration
4 20 (9.80%) Capacity Planning
5 16 (7.84%) Capacity Management
6 13 (6.37%) Load Balancing
7 12 (5.88%) Service Delivery
8 10 (4.90%) Information Management
8 10 (4.90%) Disaster Recovery
9 9 (4.41%) Problem Management
10 7 (3.43%) Data Management
11 6 (2.94%) Service Management
11 6 (2.94%) Mobile Device Management
11 6 (2.94%) Performance Tuning
12 5 (2.45%) Project Management
12 5 (2.45%) Asset Management
13 4 (1.96%) Penetration Testing
13 4 (1.96%) Security Management
13 4 (1.96%) Data Protection
13 4 (1.96%) Performance Analysis
Programming Languages
1 70 (34.31%) PowerShell
2 47 (23.04%) SQL
3 11 (5.39%) C
4 6 (2.94%) LotusScript
4 6 (2.94%) T-SQL
5 5 (2.45%) Perl
6 1 (0.49%) VBScript
6 1 (0.49%) C#
6 1 (0.49%) Java
Qualifications
1 25 (12.25%) Microsoft Certification
2 19 (9.31%) MCSE
3 15 (7.35%) MCITP
4 7 (3.43%) Security Cleared
4 7 (3.43%) CCA
4 7 (3.43%) Citrix Certification
5 6 (2.94%) MCTS
5 6 (2.94%) CCEA
6 5 (2.45%) ITIL Certification
6 5 (2.45%) Degree
7 3 (1.47%) SC Cleared
7 3 (1.47%) MCP
7 3 (1.47%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (0.98%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 2 (0.98%) CTC Cleared
8 2 (0.98%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.49%) HP ASE
9 1 (0.49%) RHCE
9 1 (0.49%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.49%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.45%) SLA
2 1 (0.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (0.49%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 126 (61.76%) Active Directory
2 55 (26.96%) XenApp
3 51 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 30 (14.71%) VMware ESXi
5 26 (12.75%) vSphere
6 22 (10.78%) Hyper-V
6 22 (10.78%) XenDesktop
7 18 (8.82%) Microsoft App-V
8 16 (7.84%) UAG
9 9 (4.41%) IAG
9 9 (4.41%) vCloud
9 9 (4.41%) XenServer
10 4 (1.96%) Oracle RAC
10 4 (1.96%) Oracle RMAN
10 4 (1.96%) VMware ESX
10 4 (1.96%) Terminal Services
11 2 (0.98%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 2 (0.98%) Forefront TMG
12 1 (0.49%) MetaFrame
12 1 (0.49%) Xen
Systems Management
1 126 (61.76%) SCCM
2 13 (6.37%) SCVMM
3 12 (5.88%) SCOrch
4 11 (5.39%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 7 (3.43%) HP SIM
6 5 (2.45%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 5 (2.45%) SCSM
6 5 (2.45%) AppDNA
6 5 (2.45%) Data Guard
6 5 (2.45%) BMC PATROL
7 4 (1.96%) EMC NetWorker
7 4 (1.96%) WSUS
7 4 (1.96%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 3 (1.47%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 3 (1.47%) MOM
8 3 (1.47%) NetBackup
9 2 (0.98%) Nagios
9 2 (0.98%) Norton AntiVirus
9 2 (0.98%) Ionix
10 1 (0.49%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 104 (50.98%) Microsoft
2 88 (43.14%) VMware
3 85 (41.67%) Citrix
4 67 (32.84%) HP
5 37 (18.14%) Cisco
6 22 (10.78%) Remedy
6 22 (10.78%) BMC
7 21 (10.29%) NetApp
8 20 (9.80%) AppSense
8 20 (9.80%) Altiris
9 17 (8.33%) F5
10 14 (6.86%) Symantec
11 13 (6.37%) Websense
12 10 (4.90%) Lotus
13 9 (4.41%) Apple
13 9 (4.41%) EMC
14 8 (3.92%) Sophos
15 7 (3.43%) MobileIron
15 7 (3.43%) McAfee
16 6 (2.94%) Oracle
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