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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM)
Rank 76 37 66
Rank change year-on-year
-39 +29
Contract jobs citing SCOM 4 32 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.41% 3.73% 1.01%
As % of the Systems Management category 2.94% 28.32% 11.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 18 7
Average daily rate £305 £400 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.75% +42.85%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 2
Average hourly rate £55.65 £55.65 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +122.60%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £55.65 £27.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+106.11% -1.81%
SCOM
Berkshire

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
136 113 84
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 13.78% 13.17% 8.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 61 39
Average daily rate £370 £400 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.50% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £204 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £366 £340
% change year-on-year
+6.48% +7.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 5 2
Average hourly rate £59.33 £55.65 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.60% +122.60%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.25 £21.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+31.39% +2.38%

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
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 5 February 2016, 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 14 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 13 (61.90%) DV Cleared
3 11 (52.38%) ITSM
3 11 (52.38%) Problem Management
3 11 (52.38%) Service Management
4 10 (47.62%) ITIL
4 10 (47.62%) Incident Management
4 10 (47.62%) Root Cause Analysis
4 10 (47.62%) ITIL V3
5 8 (38.10%) Hyper-V
5 8 (38.10%) Windows
5 8 (38.10%) DNS
5 8 (38.10%) Microsoft
6 7 (33.33%) TCP/IP
6 7 (33.33%) SCCM
7 6 (28.57%) Active Directory
7 6 (28.57%) VMware
7 6 (28.57%) Windows Server
8 5 (23.81%) PowerShell
9 4 (19.05%) DHCP
9 4 (19.05%) SCVMM
9 4 (19.05%) VMware Infrastructure
9 4 (19.05%) Network Security
9 4 (19.05%) Firewall
10 3 (14.29%) Performance Monitoring
10 3 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
11 2 (9.52%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (9.52%) Migration
11 2 (9.52%) MS Exchange
11 2 (9.52%) Windows Server 2003

SCOM
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 2 (9.52%) MS Exchange
2 1 (4.76%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 1 (4.76%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (4.76%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.76%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (4.76%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (38.10%) DNS
2 7 (33.33%) TCP/IP
3 4 (19.05%) DHCP
3 4 (19.05%) Firewall
3 4 (19.05%) Network Security
4 1 (4.76%) LAN
4 1 (4.76%) WAN
General
1 1 (4.76%) Back Office
1 1 (4.76%) Electronics
1 1 (4.76%) Finance
1 1 (4.76%) Manufacturing
1 1 (4.76%) Marketing
1 1 (4.76%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (47.62%) Incident Manager
2 6 (28.57%) Support Engineer
3 4 (19.05%) Virtualisation Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Active Directory Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Active Directory Support
4 2 (9.52%) Active Directory Support Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Hyper-V Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Server Support
4 2 (9.52%) Windows Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Windows Support Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
5 1 (4.76%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) 3rd Line Server Support
5 1 (4.76%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Cloud Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Senior Server Support Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Senior Windows Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Windows Server Support
5 1 (4.76%) Wintel Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.76%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.76%) Data Centre
2 1 (4.76%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 8 (38.10%) Windows
2 6 (28.57%) Windows Server
3 2 (9.52%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (9.52%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (4.76%) Linux
4 1 (4.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (4.76%) Windows 7
4 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (52.38%) ITSM
1 11 (52.38%) Problem Management
1 11 (52.38%) Service Management
2 10 (47.62%) Incident Management
2 10 (47.62%) ITIL
2 10 (47.62%) ITIL V3
2 10 (47.62%) Root Cause Analysis
3 3 (14.29%) Performance Monitoring
4 2 (9.52%) Migration
5 1 (4.76%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (4.76%) Digital Marketing
5 1 (4.76%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (4.76%) Programme Management
5 1 (4.76%) Server Building
5 1 (4.76%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 5 (23.81%) PowerShell
2 1 (4.76%) Ruby
2 1 (4.76%) SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 13 (61.90%) DV Cleared
3 1 (4.76%) Degree
3 1 (4.76%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 8 (38.10%) Hyper-V
2 6 (28.57%) Active Directory
3 4 (19.05%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (4.76%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (33.33%) SCCM
2 4 (19.05%) SCVMM
3 1 (4.76%) EMC NetWorker
3 1 (4.76%) HP SIM
3 1 (4.76%) Puppet
3 1 (4.76%) Windows Intune
3 1 (4.76%) WSUS
Vendors
1 8 (38.10%) Microsoft
2 6 (28.57%) VMware
3 1 (4.76%) ArcSight
3 1 (4.76%) CA
3 1 (4.76%) HP
3 1 (4.76%) Lumension
3 1 (4.76%) Oracle
3 1 (4.76%) Red Hat
3 1 (4.76%) RightScale
3 1 (4.76%) SAP
3 1 (4.76%) ServiceNow
3 1 (4.76%) SolarWinds