The table below looks at the statistics for SCOM skills in IT contracts advertised for the Milton Keynes region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SCOM over the 3 months to 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM)
Rank 61 - 46
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing SCOM 13 0 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 1.44% - 2.28%
As % of the Systems Management category 10.57% - 24.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 2
Average daily rate
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£372 - £230
90% offered a daily rate of more than £352 - £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £392 - £234
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £324 £300
% change year-on-year
+11.96% +7.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.67 £25.00 £29.75
% change year-on-year
+10.66% -15.96%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Systems Management category in contract jobs advertised in the Milton Keynes region.

Systems Management Category
Milton Keynes
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
123 47 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 13.65% 6.52% 9.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 13 16
Average daily rate £290 £370 £316
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.62% +16.99%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £132 £281 £249
10% offered a daily rate of more than £416 £450 £418
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £330 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.84% -5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Average hourly rate £30.00 £15.50 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+93.54% +10.71%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £21.33 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-6.23% -14.68%

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Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SCOM across the Milton Keynes region as a proportion of the total demand within the Systems Management category.

SCOM Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

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Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SCOM across the Milton Keynes region.

SCOM Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SCOM across the Milton Keynes region.

SCOM Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Milton Keynes 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 12 (66.67%) Windows
1 12 (66.67%) Active Directory
1 12 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
1 12 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 11 (61.11%) IIS
2 11 (61.11%) Citrix
3 10 (55.56%) Microsoft Certification
3 10 (55.56%) SLA
3 10 (55.56%) Microsoft
3 10 (55.56%) Windows 2000
3 10 (55.56%) MCSE
3 10 (55.56%) MS Excel
3 10 (55.56%) Windows NT
3 10 (55.56%) Change Management
3 10 (55.56%) Disaster Recovery
3 10 (55.56%) VMware
3 10 (55.56%) VMware ESX
3 10 (55.56%) Clustering
3 10 (55.56%) Windows 2000 Server
3 10 (55.56%) Intel
3 10 (55.56%) Degree
3 10 (55.56%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (50.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 9 (50.00%) BladeLogic
4 9 (50.00%) NAS
4 9 (50.00%) ISA Server
4 9 (50.00%) SAN
4 9 (50.00%) Terminal Services
4 9 (50.00%) BizTalk Server
5 6 (33.33%) Finance

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Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Milton Keynes 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 11 (61.11%) IIS
2 9 (50.00%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 10 (55.56%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 9 (50.00%) SAN
1 9 (50.00%) NAS
2 5 (27.78%) Broadband
3 2 (11.11%) DHCP
3 2 (11.11%) DNS
General
1 6 (33.33%) Finance
2 5 (27.78%) Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (27.78%) Project Manager
1 5 (27.78%) Administrator
1 5 (27.78%) Windows Administrator
2 3 (16.67%) Windows Systems Administrator
2 3 (16.67%) Systems Administrator
3 2 (11.11%) Systems Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Windows Systems Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Architect
4 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Server Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Messaging Architect
4 1 (5.56%) Windows Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Windows Server Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 10 (55.56%) Clustering
2 5 (27.78%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 12 (66.67%) Windows
1 12 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
1 12 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 10 (55.56%) Windows 2000 Server
2 10 (55.56%) Windows 2000
2 10 (55.56%) Windows NT
3 5 (27.78%) UNIX
3 5 (27.78%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (11.11%) Windows XP
4 2 (11.11%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (55.56%) Change Management
1 10 (55.56%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (11.11%) QMS
3 1 (5.56%) Project Planning
3 1 (5.56%) ITIL
3 1 (5.56%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.11%) VB
1 2 (11.11%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 10 (55.56%) MCSE
1 10 (55.56%) Microsoft Certification
1 10 (55.56%) Degree
2 1 (5.56%) SC Cleared
2 1 (5.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (55.56%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 10 (55.56%) VMware ESX
2 10 (55.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (50.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 9 (50.00%) Terminal Services
3 9 (50.00%) ISA Server
4 2 (11.11%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 9 (50.00%) BladeLogic
2 4 (22.22%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (11.11%) SCCM
Vendors
1 11 (61.11%) Citrix
2 10 (55.56%) VMware
2 10 (55.56%) Microsoft
2 10 (55.56%) Intel
3 3 (16.67%) IronPort
4 2 (11.11%) HP
4 2 (11.11%) Dell
4 2 (11.11%) AppSense