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 18 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 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM)
Rank 66 63 -
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -
Contract jobs citing SCOM 7 7 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.65% 0.91% -
As % of the Systems Management category 7.00% 12.28% -
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 0
Average daily rate £450 £230 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+95.65% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £298 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.06% -14.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £30.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.50 £33.75 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-12.59% +98.52%
Systems Management Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
100 57 84
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 9.31% 7.38% 7.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 19 37
Average daily rate £350 £370 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.40% +12.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £229 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £532 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 9 0
Average hourly rate - £17.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +8.10%
SCOM
Berkshire

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 18 April 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 18 April 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 11 (50.00%) Windows
1 11 (50.00%) SCCM
2 9 (40.91%) SQL
2 9 (40.91%) Microsoft
2 9 (40.91%) Active Directory
3 7 (31.82%) PowerShell
3 7 (31.82%) SCOrch
3 7 (31.82%) SCSM
4 6 (27.27%) DNS
5 5 (22.73%) T-SQL
6 4 (18.18%) SQL Server
6 4 (18.18%) MS Exchange
6 4 (18.18%) DHCP
6 4 (18.18%) TCP/IP
6 4 (18.18%) WMI
6 4 (18.18%) Security Cleared
7 3 (13.64%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (13.64%) SC Cleared
7 3 (13.64%) ITIL
7 3 (13.64%) VBScript
7 3 (13.64%) C#
7 3 (13.64%) C++
7 3 (13.64%) SharePoint
7 3 (13.64%) SAN
7 3 (13.64%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (9.09%) Project Management
8 2 (9.09%) Internet
8 2 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (9.09%) Blackberry
8 2 (9.09%) IIS

SCOM
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 4 (18.18%) MS Exchange
2 3 (13.64%) SharePoint
2 3 (13.64%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 2 (9.09%) IIS
3 2 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (4.55%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (4.55%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (4.55%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 2 (9.09%) MS Office
1 2 (9.09%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.55%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (27.27%) DNS
2 4 (18.18%) DHCP
2 4 (18.18%) TCP/IP
3 3 (13.64%) SAN
4 2 (9.09%) Internet
4 2 (9.09%) VoIP
5 1 (4.55%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (18.18%) SQL Server
2 2 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2005
Job Titles
1 11 (50.00%) Support Engineer
2 4 (18.18%) Escalation Engineer
3 3 (13.64%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (13.64%) Consultant
4 2 (9.09%) 3rd Line Support
4 2 (9.09%) Team Leader
4 2 (9.09%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Service Desk Team Leader
4 2 (9.09%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) SCCM Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Support Specialist
5 1 (4.55%) Exchange Consultant
5 1 (4.55%) Systems Manager
5 1 (4.55%) Technical Specialist
5 1 (4.55%) Infrastructure Architect
5 1 (4.55%) Technical Support Manager
5 1 (4.55%) Technical Support Specialist
5 1 (4.55%) Technical Manager
5 1 (4.55%) Support Manager
5 1 (4.55%) Systems Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.09%) DCOM
2 1 (4.55%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.09%) Blackberry
1 2 (9.09%) PKI
1 2 (9.09%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (4.55%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 11 (50.00%) Windows
2 3 (13.64%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (9.09%) UNIX
3 2 (9.09%) Linux
3 2 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (4.55%) Windows 7
4 1 (4.55%) Windows 8
4 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (13.64%) ITIL
2 2 (9.09%) Project Management
2 2 (9.09%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (4.55%) Customer Engagement
3 1 (4.55%) Service Management
3 1 (4.55%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 9 (40.91%) SQL
2 7 (31.82%) PowerShell
3 5 (22.73%) T-SQL
4 3 (13.64%) VBScript
4 3 (13.64%) C#
4 3 (13.64%) C++
Qualifications
1 4 (18.18%) Security Cleared
2 3 (13.64%) SC Cleared
3 2 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (9.09%) MCTS
3 2 (9.09%) MCITP
4 1 (4.55%) Degree
System Software
1 9 (40.91%) Active Directory
2 2 (9.09%) Hyper-V
2 2 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (4.55%) XenApp
3 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 1 (4.55%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 11 (50.00%) SCCM
2 7 (31.82%) SCOrch
2 7 (31.82%) SCSM
3 4 (18.18%) WMI
4 1 (4.55%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 9 (40.91%) Microsoft
2 2 (9.09%) VMware
3 1 (4.55%) Fujitsu
3 1 (4.55%) Symantec
3 1 (4.55%) McAfee
3 1 (4.55%) Apple
3 1 (4.55%) HP
3 1 (4.55%) Citrix