The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 July 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 Reading 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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM)
Rank 59 63 72
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +9
Contract jobs citing SCOM 10 13 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.11% 1.36% 0.92%
As % of the Systems Management category 12.05% 11.02% 9.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 6
Average daily rate
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£363 £318 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.17% -18.06%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £340 £360
% change year-on-year
-4.41% -5.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 0
Average hourly rate - £30.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-18.03% +1.66%
Systems Management Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
83 118 115
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 9.22% 12.32% 9.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 48 47
Average daily rate £369 £315 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.06% -3.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £133 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £341 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.02% +4.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 8 6
Average hourly rate - £30.50 £15.58
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +95.82%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.06 £22.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-9.84% +27.14%
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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 28 July 2014, 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 17 (100.00%) Windows
2 14 (82.35%) SCCM
3 13 (76.47%) DNS
3 13 (76.47%) SQL
4 12 (70.59%) PowerShell
5 11 (64.71%) WMI
5 11 (64.71%) SQL Server
5 11 (64.71%) Microsoft
5 11 (64.71%) Active Directory
6 10 (58.82%) VBScript
6 10 (58.82%) TCP/IP
7 9 (52.94%) T-SQL
7 9 (52.94%) IIS
7 9 (52.94%) DCOM
7 9 (52.94%) Internet
7 9 (52.94%) PKI
8 8 (47.06%) MS Excel
9 3 (17.65%) Configuration Management
9 3 (17.65%) DHCP
9 3 (17.65%) ITIL
9 3 (17.65%) Management Information System
9 3 (17.65%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (11.76%) SC Cleared
10 2 (11.76%) Security Cleared
10 2 (11.76%) Hyper-V
10 2 (11.76%) Clustering
10 2 (11.76%) MS Exchange
10 2 (11.76%) Blackberry
10 2 (11.76%) Citrix
10 2 (11.76%) SAN

SCOM
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, 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 9 (52.94%) IIS
2 2 (11.76%) MS Exchange
3 1 (5.88%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (5.88%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (5.88%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (5.88%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (47.06%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.88%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (76.47%) DNS
2 10 (58.82%) TCP/IP
3 9 (52.94%) Internet
4 3 (17.65%) DHCP
5 2 (11.76%) SAN
6 1 (5.88%) Firewall
6 1 (5.88%) VLAN
6 1 (5.88%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (64.71%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2008
Job Titles
1 9 (52.94%) SCCM Engineer
2 7 (41.18%) Field Engineer
3 6 (35.29%) Support Engineer
4 3 (17.65%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (11.76%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) 3rd Line Support
6 1 (5.88%) Technical Consultant
6 1 (5.88%) Administrator
6 1 (5.88%) Platform Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) Consultant
6 1 (5.88%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (52.94%) DCOM
2 1 (5.88%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (52.94%) PKI
2 3 (17.65%) Management Information System
3 2 (11.76%) Clustering
3 2 (11.76%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 17 (100.00%) Windows
2 3 (17.65%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (5.88%) Windows 7
3 1 (5.88%) Windows 8
3 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (17.65%) ITIL
1 3 (17.65%) Configuration Management
2 2 (11.76%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (5.88%) Service Management
3 1 (5.88%) Customer Engagement
Programming Languages
1 13 (76.47%) SQL
2 12 (70.59%) PowerShell
3 10 (58.82%) VBScript
4 9 (52.94%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (11.76%) SC Cleared
1 2 (11.76%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.88%) DV Cleared
2 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (5.88%) MCTS
2 1 (5.88%) MCITP
2 1 (5.88%) Degree
System Software
1 11 (64.71%) Active Directory
2 2 (11.76%) Hyper-V
3 1 (5.88%) XenApp
3 1 (5.88%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 14 (82.35%) SCCM
2 11 (64.71%) WMI
3 1 (5.88%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (5.88%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (5.88%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 1 (5.88%) SCOrch
3 1 (5.88%) SCSM
Vendors
1 11 (64.71%) Microsoft
2 2 (11.76%) Citrix
3 1 (5.88%) Apple
3 1 (5.88%) Symantec
3 1 (5.88%) McAfee
3 1 (5.88%) VMware
3 1 (5.88%) Fujitsu
3 1 (5.88%) HP
3 1 (5.88%) Dell