The first table below looks at the demand 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 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 Milton Keynes 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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM)
Rank 65 39 59
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +20
Contract jobs citing SCOM 5 12 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 0.58% 2.27% 1.24%
As % of the Systems Management category 5.32% 21.05% 12.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 2
Average daily rate - £375 £251
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +49.70%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £29.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £30.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-3.33% +76.47%
Systems Management Category
Milton Keynes
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
94 57 82
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 10.87% 10.80% 10.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 25 32
Average daily rate £275 £275 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £213 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £410 £354
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 5
Average hourly rate £29.00 - £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +8.10%
SCOM
Buckinghamshire

SCOM
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

SCOM
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

SCOM
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

SCOM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 4 (80.00%) SCCM
2 3 (60.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (60.00%) Windows
2 3 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (60.00%) Hyper-V
3 2 (40.00%) Hyperic
3 2 (40.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 2 (40.00%) SCOrch
3 2 (40.00%) Symantec
3 2 (40.00%) Citrix
3 2 (40.00%) Cisco
3 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (40.00%) MS Excel
3 2 (40.00%) LAN
3 2 (40.00%) WAN
3 2 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (40.00%) DV Cleared
3 2 (40.00%) Network Security
3 2 (40.00%) VMware
4 1 (20.00%) Degree
4 1 (20.00%) VMware ESX
4 1 (20.00%) Clustering
4 1 (20.00%) Change Management
4 1 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (20.00%) Finance
4 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
4 1 (20.00%) SCVMM
4 1 (20.00%) UNIX

SCOM
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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.

Applications
1 2 (40.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) LAN
1 2 (40.00%) WAN
1 2 (40.00%) Network Security
2 1 (20.00%) Broadband
General
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Consultant
1 2 (40.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) SCCM Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Support Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Technical Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) 2nd Line Support
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 3 (60.00%) Windows
1 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (20.00%) Windows 2000 Server
2 1 (20.00%) UNIX
2 1 (20.00%) Linux
2 1 (20.00%) Windows 2000
2 1 (20.00%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (20.00%) Change Management
1 1 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
Qualifications
1 3 (60.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (40.00%) DV Cleared
3 1 (20.00%) MCSE
3 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (20.00%) Degree
3 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (60.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (60.00%) Hyper-V
2 2 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (20.00%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 4 (80.00%) SCCM
2 2 (40.00%) Hyperic
2 2 (40.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 2 (40.00%) SCOrch
3 1 (20.00%) SCSM
3 1 (20.00%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Cisco
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (40.00%) Citrix
1 2 (40.00%) Symantec
1 2 (40.00%) VMware
2 1 (20.00%) Intel