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 March 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 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM)
Rank 314 339 222
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -117
Contract jobs citing SCOM 89 69 157
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.41% 0.30% 0.75%
As % of the Systems Management category 5.12% 4.24% 11.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 50 103
Average daily rate
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£388 £400 £423
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% -5.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £286 £314 £261
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £451 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £338 £296
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +14.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 5
Average hourly rate £30.00 - £27.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £28.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-7.01% -1.72%
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
1739 1628 1330
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 7.93% 7.08% 6.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 1211 1077 914
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 £296 £288 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 29 29
Average hourly rate £18.60 £17.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.41% -15.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.83 £14.50 £13.74
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.25 £37.50 £30.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £23.25 £20.25
% change year-on-year
-9.67% +14.81%

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 March 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 March 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 +17 23 £422 +10.32% 4
Canary Wharf - - - -
Croydon - - - - 1
Uxbridge - - - - 1
SCOM
England

SCOM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 31 March 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.

1 153 (80.95%) Windows
2 102 (53.97%) SCCM
3 90 (47.62%) PowerShell
3 90 (47.62%) Active Directory
4 87 (46.03%) VMware
5 76 (40.21%) Microsoft
6 71 (37.57%) ITIL
7 65 (34.39%) Citrix
7 65 (34.39%) Windows Server 2008
8 50 (26.46%) Windows Server 2012
9 47 (24.87%) VMware Infrastructure
10 45 (23.81%) SAN
11 44 (23.28%) HP
12 43 (22.75%) XenApp
13 35 (18.52%) SharePoint
13 35 (18.52%) Windows Server 2003
14 34 (17.99%) DNS
14 34 (17.99%) SQL Server
14 34 (17.99%) Hyper-V
15 31 (16.40%) NetScaler
15 31 (16.40%) SQL
16 30 (15.87%) Finance
17 28 (14.81%) TCP/IP
17 28 (14.81%) Project Management
18 27 (14.29%) DHCP
19 26 (13.76%) XenDesktop
20 25 (13.23%) IIS
21 24 (12.70%) CA
21 24 (12.70%) VBScript
21 24 (12.70%) MS Exchange

SCOM
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 35 (18.52%) SharePoint
2 25 (13.23%) IIS
3 24 (12.70%) MS Exchange
4 20 (10.58%) Lync
5 15 (7.94%) OpenStack
6 13 (6.88%) Exchange Server 2010
7 8 (4.23%) Exchange Server 2013
8 6 (3.17%) Exchange Server 2003
9 5 (2.65%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 4 (2.12%) SharePoint 2013
10 4 (2.12%) Exchange Server 2007
11 3 (1.59%) Office Communications Server
11 3 (1.59%) Tomcat
12 2 (1.06%) BizTalk Server
12 2 (1.06%) SharePoint 2010
13 1 (0.53%) Apache
13 1 (0.53%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 14 (7.41%) MS Excel
2 7 (3.70%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 10 (5.29%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (1.06%) Remedy AR System
3 1 (0.53%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 9 (4.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (3.70%) Office 365
3 6 (3.17%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (1.06%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 1 (0.53%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 45 (23.81%) SAN
2 34 (17.99%) DNS
3 31 (16.40%) NetScaler
4 28 (14.81%) TCP/IP
5 27 (14.29%) DHCP
6 20 (10.58%) NAS
7 12 (6.35%) Firewall
8 11 (5.82%) WAN
9 9 (4.76%) LAN
9 9 (4.76%) FTP
10 3 (1.59%) VPN
10 3 (1.59%) Internet
10 3 (1.59%) SNMP
10 3 (1.59%) Unified Communications
11 2 (1.06%) Junos
11 2 (1.06%) BIG-IP
11 2 (1.06%) VLAN
11 2 (1.06%) Wireshark
11 2 (1.06%) Reverse Proxy
11 2 (1.06%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (17.99%) SQL Server
2 12 (6.35%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (3.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (2.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 4 (2.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (1.59%) MySQL
6 3 (1.59%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (1.06%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.53%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.53%) Spotfire
8 1 (0.53%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.53%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.53%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.53%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 4 (2.12%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (1.06%) Lombardi
2 2 (1.06%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.06%) Jenkins
2 2 (1.06%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.53%) Subversion
General
1 30 (15.87%) Finance
2 12 (6.35%) Banking
3 8 (4.23%) Retail
3 8 (4.23%) Law
4 6 (3.17%) Financial Institution
5 5 (2.65%) Telecoms
5 5 (2.65%) Publishing
6 3 (1.59%) Legal
6 3 (1.59%) Online Betting
7 2 (1.06%) Games
8 1 (0.53%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.53%) Advertising
8 1 (0.53%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 30 (15.87%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 25 (13.23%) Analyst
3 22 (11.64%) Administrator
4 18 (9.52%) Systems Administrator
5 15 (7.94%) Systems Engineer
6 14 (7.41%) Wintel Engineer
6 14 (7.41%) Wintel Analyst
7 11 (5.82%) Consultant
8 9 (4.76%) Architect
8 9 (4.76%) Support Engineer
8 9 (4.76%) Citrix Engineer
9 8 (4.23%) Storage Engineer
10 7 (3.70%) 3rd Line Support
10 7 (3.70%) Web Engineer
10 7 (3.70%) Windows Systems Engineer
11 6 (3.17%) Windows Engineer
11 6 (3.17%) SCCM Engineer
11 6 (3.17%) Infrastructure Analyst
12 5 (2.65%) Windows Administrator
12 5 (2.65%) SCCM Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (8.47%) Middleware
2 9 (4.76%) Web Services
3 7 (3.70%) XML
4 5 (2.65%) LAMP
5 4 (2.12%) Application Packaging
6 3 (1.59%) .NET
6 3 (1.59%) OLE
6 3 (1.59%) OLE DB
7 2 (1.06%) J2EE
7 2 (1.06%) SOAP
7 2 (1.06%) XSLT
7 2 (1.06%) Drools
7 2 (1.06%) SAP PI
7 2 (1.06%) REST
7 2 (1.06%) ASP.NET Web API
8 1 (0.53%) Software Packaging
8 1 (0.53%) .NET Framework
8 1 (0.53%) X-Windows
8 1 (0.53%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 21 (11.11%) Replication
2 14 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (5.29%) Clustering
4 8 (4.23%) PKI
5 6 (3.17%) Blackberry
6 4 (2.12%) Private Cloud
7 3 (1.59%) Thin Client
7 3 (1.59%) Fat Client
8 2 (1.06%) Online Games
8 2 (1.06%) Video Conferencing
8 2 (1.06%) EqualLogic
8 2 (1.06%) iPad
8 2 (1.06%) Management Information System
8 2 (1.06%) SecurID
8 2 (1.06%) NHS
8 2 (1.06%) Hybrid Cloud
8 2 (1.06%) User Experience
8 2 (1.06%) CMDB
8 2 (1.06%) Performance Metrics
9 1 (0.53%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 153 (80.95%) Windows
2 65 (34.39%) Windows Server 2008
3 50 (26.46%) Windows Server 2012
4 35 (18.52%) Windows Server 2003
5 14 (7.41%) Windows 7
6 13 (6.88%) Linux
7 11 (5.82%) UNIX
7 11 (5.82%) Solaris
8 7 (3.70%) Windows XP
8 7 (3.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (2.12%) HPUX
10 3 (1.59%) Windows 2000 Server
10 3 (1.59%) Windows 8
11 2 (1.06%) Windows Phone
11 2 (1.06%) SUSE
12 1 (0.53%) Debian
12 1 (0.53%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.53%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (37.57%) ITIL
2 28 (14.81%) Project Management
3 22 (11.64%) Migration
4 21 (11.11%) ITSM
4 21 (11.11%) Incident Management
5 17 (8.99%) Low Latency
6 14 (7.41%) Service Delivery
6 14 (7.41%) Change Management
7 11 (5.82%) Disaster Recovery
8 10 (5.29%) Service Management
8 10 (5.29%) Load Balancing
9 9 (4.76%) Performance Monitoring
10 8 (4.23%) Capacity Management
11 7 (3.70%) Configuration Management
11 7 (3.70%) E-Commerce
12 6 (3.17%) Capacity Planning
13 5 (2.65%) DevOps
13 5 (2.65%) Performance Management
14 4 (2.12%) Release Management
14 4 (2.12%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 90 (47.62%) PowerShell
2 31 (16.40%) SQL
3 24 (12.70%) VBScript
4 16 (8.47%) C#
5 5 (2.65%) Java
5 5 (2.65%) Perl
6 4 (2.12%) Shell Script
7 2 (1.06%) VB
7 2 (1.06%) Python
8 1 (0.53%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.53%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.53%) C++
Qualifications
1 21 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
2 19 (10.05%) MCITP
2 19 (10.05%) Security Cleared
3 14 (7.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 12 (6.35%) SC Cleared
5 9 (4.76%) MCSE
6 5 (2.65%) MCSA
6 5 (2.65%) CCA
6 5 (2.65%) Citrix Certification
7 4 (2.12%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (2.12%) Degree
8 3 (1.59%) DV Cleared
8 3 (1.59%) VCP5
8 3 (1.59%) CCEA
8 3 (1.59%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (0.53%) CCNP
9 1 (0.53%) MCP
9 1 (0.53%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.53%) Sun Certification
9 1 (0.53%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.23%) SLA
2 2 (1.06%) QA
System Software
1 90 (47.62%) Active Directory
2 47 (24.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 43 (22.75%) XenApp
4 34 (17.99%) Hyper-V
5 26 (13.76%) XenDesktop
6 24 (12.70%) VMware ESXi
7 16 (8.47%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 15 (7.94%) vSphere
9 12 (6.35%) Microsoft App-V
10 9 (4.76%) XenServer
11 6 (3.17%) vCloud
11 6 (3.17%) VMware ESX
12 5 (2.65%) UAG
13 3 (1.59%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 2 (1.06%) NFS
14 2 (1.06%) Xen
15 1 (0.53%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 102 (53.97%) SCCM
2 23 (12.17%) SCOrch
3 22 (11.64%) SCVMM
3 22 (11.64%) HP SIM
4 18 (9.52%) EdgeSight
5 11 (5.82%) NetBackup
6 7 (3.70%) Puppet
7 6 (3.17%) Backup Exec
7 6 (3.17%) OpenView
8 5 (2.65%) Tivoli
8 5 (2.65%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 4 (2.12%) Legato
9 4 (2.12%) Opscode Chef
10 3 (1.59%) SCSM
10 3 (1.59%) DameWare
10 3 (1.59%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 3 (1.59%) SolarWinds Orion
11 2 (1.06%) Zenoss
11 2 (1.06%) MOM
11 2 (1.06%) Nagios
Vendors
1 87 (46.03%) VMware
2 76 (40.21%) Microsoft
3 65 (34.39%) Citrix
4 44 (23.28%) HP
5 24 (12.70%) CA
6 21 (11.11%) Veritas
6 21 (11.11%) Dell
7 20 (10.58%) Cisco
8 19 (10.05%) ServiceNow
9 17 (8.99%) Veeam
9 17 (8.99%) IBM
10 16 (8.47%) BMC
10 16 (8.47%) Nimsoft
11 15 (7.94%) EMC
12 11 (5.82%) AppSense
12 11 (5.82%) Remedy
13 9 (4.76%) NetApp
13 9 (4.76%) Altiris
13 9 (4.76%) Oracle
13 9 (4.76%) F5
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