The table below looks at the statistics for SCOM skills in IT contracts advertised for the Reading 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 59 67 60
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -7
Contract jobs citing SCOM 19 10 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.84% 0.96% 0.56%
As % of the Systems Management category 18.45% 10.53% 7.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 8 4
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£405 £443 £230
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.47% +92.39%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £204 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £338 £296
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +14.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £55.65 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £28.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-7.01% -1.72%
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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 Reading region.

Systems Management Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
103 95 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 9.97% 9.12% 7.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 41 20
Average daily rate £400 £325 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -10.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £260 £229
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 7
Average hourly rate £55.65 - £17.50
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 Reading

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

SCOM Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

SCOM
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

SCOM Daily Rate Trend in Reading

SCOM
Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SCOM across the Reading region over the 3 months to 31 March 2015.

SCOM Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

SCOM
Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

SCOM Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

SCOM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 27 (56.25%) DV Cleared
1 27 (56.25%) Security Cleared
2 26 (54.17%) Windows
3 23 (47.92%) Microsoft
4 21 (43.75%) Active Directory
5 20 (41.67%) SCCM
6 18 (37.50%) ITIL
7 17 (35.42%) Windows Server 2008
8 16 (33.33%) SCSM
9 15 (31.25%) Windows Server 2003
10 14 (29.17%) Microsoft Certification
10 14 (29.17%) DNS
10 14 (29.17%) DHCP
10 14 (29.17%) SQL
10 14 (29.17%) MCSE
11 13 (27.08%) Performance Monitoring
12 11 (22.92%) SharePoint
13 10 (20.83%) Windows XP
13 10 (20.83%) MCP
13 10 (20.83%) SCOrch
13 10 (20.83%) PowerShell
14 9 (18.75%) Network Management
14 9 (18.75%) Service Management
14 9 (18.75%) Configuration Management
15 8 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
16 7 (14.58%) WMI
17 6 (12.50%) VMware
17 6 (12.50%) XML
17 6 (12.50%) TCP/IP
17 6 (12.50%) VBScript

SCOM
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 (22.92%) SharePoint
2 6 (12.50%) MS Exchange
3 3 (6.25%) Documentum
4 1 (2.08%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 3 (6.25%) MS Office
2 2 (4.17%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 14 (29.17%) DHCP
1 14 (29.17%) DNS
2 6 (12.50%) TCP/IP
3 2 (4.17%) VoIP
4 1 (2.08%) WAN
4 1 (2.08%) ADSL
4 1 (2.08%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.25%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (4.17%) Telecoms
1 2 (4.17%) Retail
Job Titles
1 16 (33.33%) Support Engineer
2 10 (20.83%) Consultant
3 9 (18.75%) 3rd Line Support
3 9 (18.75%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 8 (16.67%) Escalation Engineer
5 5 (10.42%) Field Engineer
6 3 (6.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (6.25%) IT Support Engineer
6 3 (6.25%) IT Support
7 2 (4.17%) Incident Manager
7 2 (4.17%) Systems Manager
7 2 (4.17%) Operations Manager
8 1 (2.08%) Systems Engineer
8 1 (2.08%) Service Analyst
8 1 (2.08%) 2nd Line Support
8 1 (2.08%) Service Desk Analyst
8 1 (2.08%) Team Leader
8 1 (2.08%) Service Desk Team Leader
8 1 (2.08%) Problem Manager
8 1 (2.08%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (12.50%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (10.42%) Private Cloud
3 2 (4.17%) Replication
3 2 (4.17%) Clustering
4 1 (2.08%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (2.08%) iPhone
4 1 (2.08%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 26 (54.17%) Windows
2 17 (35.42%) Windows Server 2008
3 15 (31.25%) Windows Server 2003
4 10 (20.83%) Windows XP
5 3 (6.25%) UNIX
5 3 (6.25%) Linux
6 1 (2.08%) Android
6 1 (2.08%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (37.50%) ITIL
2 13 (27.08%) Performance Monitoring
3 9 (18.75%) Network Management
3 9 (18.75%) Configuration Management
3 9 (18.75%) Service Management
4 5 (10.42%) Customer Engagement
5 3 (6.25%) Incident Management
5 3 (6.25%) Service Delivery
6 2 (4.17%) Time Management
6 2 (4.17%) Trend Analysis
6 2 (4.17%) People Management
7 1 (2.08%) Root Cause Analysis
7 1 (2.08%) Problem Management
7 1 (2.08%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 14 (29.17%) SQL
2 10 (20.83%) PowerShell
3 6 (12.50%) VBScript
4 4 (8.33%) C#
4 4 (8.33%) C++
5 3 (6.25%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 27 (56.25%) DV Cleared
1 27 (56.25%) Security Cleared
2 14 (29.17%) MCSE
2 14 (29.17%) Microsoft Certification
3 10 (20.83%) MCP
4 6 (12.50%) SC Cleared
5 5 (10.42%) MCTS
5 5 (10.42%) MCITP
5 5 (10.42%) Degree
6 2 (4.17%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.08%) SLA
System Software
1 21 (43.75%) Active Directory
2 6 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (12.50%) Hyper-V
3 2 (4.17%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 20 (41.67%) SCCM
2 16 (33.33%) SCSM
3 10 (20.83%) SCOrch
4 7 (14.58%) WMI
5 5 (10.42%) MOM
6 3 (6.25%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 2 (4.17%) McAfee ePO
7 2 (4.17%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 23 (47.92%) Microsoft
2 6 (12.50%) VMware
3 3 (6.25%) EMC
3 3 (6.25%) McAfee
4 2 (4.17%) Lumension
5 1 (2.08%) Cisco
5 1 (2.08%) Apple