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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM)
Rank 46 62 74
Rank change year-on-year
+16 +12
Contract jobs citing SCOM 17 15 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.94% 1.50% 1.19%
As % of the Systems Management category 23.61% 11.45% 12.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 3 9
Average daily rate
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£388 £300 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.16% -25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £244 £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £328 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 1
Average hourly rate - £30.50 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +38.63%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.25 £31.56 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-10.47% +5.18%
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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
72 131 125
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 8.20% 13.10% 9.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 46 50
Average daily rate £400 £300 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £140 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £448 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £315
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +6.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 8 7
Average hourly rate - £30.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +52.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £20.75 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-6.02% +6.41%

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 22 August 2014.

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 22 August 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 18 (85.71%) SCCM
2 16 (76.19%) SQL
2 16 (76.19%) Windows
3 15 (71.43%) SQL Server
4 12 (57.14%) DNS
4 12 (57.14%) Microsoft
5 11 (52.38%) WMI
5 11 (52.38%) PowerShell
6 10 (47.62%) Active Directory
6 10 (47.62%) VBScript
7 9 (42.86%) TCP/IP
7 9 (42.86%) IIS
7 9 (42.86%) DCOM
7 9 (42.86%) T-SQL
7 9 (42.86%) Internet
7 9 (42.86%) PKI
8 8 (38.10%) Security Cleared
8 8 (38.10%) MS Excel
9 7 (33.33%) SC Cleared
10 6 (28.57%) Clustering
10 6 (28.57%) XML
11 5 (23.81%) Microsoft Certification
11 5 (23.81%) MCTS
11 5 (23.81%) SQL Server 2005
11 5 (23.81%) DV Cleared
11 5 (23.81%) SQL Server 2008
12 4 (19.05%) Windows Server 2008
12 4 (19.05%) Performance Management
12 4 (19.05%) Migration
12 4 (19.05%) Replication

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Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 (42.86%) IIS
2 1 (4.76%) MS Exchange
2 1 (4.76%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 8 (38.10%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 12 (57.14%) DNS
2 9 (42.86%) TCP/IP
2 9 (42.86%) Internet
3 2 (9.52%) DHCP
4 1 (4.76%) SAN
4 1 (4.76%) Firewall
4 1 (4.76%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (71.43%) SQL Server
2 5 (23.81%) SQL Server 2005
2 5 (23.81%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (19.05%) SQL Server 2000
3 4 (19.05%) SQL Server 2012
Job Titles
1 9 (42.86%) SCCM Engineer
2 7 (33.33%) Field Engineer
3 5 (23.81%) Support Engineer
3 5 (23.81%) DBA
3 5 (23.81%) SQL DBA
4 3 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Consultant
5 1 (4.76%) Database Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Technical Consultant
5 1 (4.76%) SQL Server DBA
5 1 (4.76%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Platform Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (42.86%) DCOM
2 6 (28.57%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (42.86%) PKI
2 6 (28.57%) Clustering
3 4 (19.05%) Replication
4 3 (14.29%) Management Information System
5 1 (4.76%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 16 (76.19%) Windows
2 4 (19.05%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (9.52%) Windows 7
3 2 (9.52%) VMS
4 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (19.05%) Performance Management
1 4 (19.05%) Migration
2 3 (14.29%) Configuration Management
2 3 (14.29%) Capacity Planning
3 2 (9.52%) Network Planning
3 2 (9.52%) ITIL
3 2 (9.52%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (4.76%) Database Security
4 1 (4.76%) Service Management
4 1 (4.76%) Change Control
4 1 (4.76%) Customer Engagement
Programming Languages
1 16 (76.19%) SQL
2 11 (52.38%) PowerShell
3 10 (47.62%) VBScript
4 9 (42.86%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (38.10%) Security Cleared
2 7 (33.33%) SC Cleared
3 5 (23.81%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (23.81%) MCTS
3 5 (23.81%) DV Cleared
4 1 (4.76%) MCITP
4 1 (4.76%) Degree
System Software
1 10 (47.62%) Active Directory
2 3 (14.29%) Hyper-V
3 1 (4.76%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 18 (85.71%) SCCM
2 11 (52.38%) WMI
3 2 (9.52%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (9.52%) SCDPM
4 1 (4.76%) SCOrch
4 1 (4.76%) SCSM
4 1 (4.76%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 1 (4.76%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 12 (57.14%) Microsoft
2 2 (9.52%) Lumension
2 2 (9.52%) McAfee
3 1 (4.76%) Dell
3 1 (4.76%) Citrix
3 1 (4.76%) Symantec