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 27 April 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
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM)
Rank 60 71 61
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -10
Contract jobs citing SCOM 12 7 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.21% 0.67% 1.02%
As % of the Systems Management category 14.12% 6.48% 12.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 5 5
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£414 £450 £235
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.11% +91.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £204 £262 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £426 £450 £421
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £29.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-18.96% -3.33%
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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
85 108 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 8.54% 10.40% 7.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 41 24
Average daily rate £417 £350 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.14% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £475 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 9
Average hourly rate £13.00 £15.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% -14.28%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.19 £25.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-19.26% +25.00%

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 27 April 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 27 April 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 25 (55.56%) Windows
2 24 (53.33%) DV Cleared
2 24 (53.33%) Security Cleared
3 22 (48.89%) Microsoft
4 20 (44.44%) Active Directory
5 19 (42.22%) SCCM
6 16 (35.56%) Windows Server 2008
6 16 (35.56%) SCSM
7 15 (33.33%) ITIL
8 14 (31.11%) SQL
8 14 (31.11%) DHCP
8 14 (31.11%) DNS
8 14 (31.11%) Windows Server 2003
9 13 (28.89%) Microsoft Certification
9 13 (28.89%) MCSE
9 13 (28.89%) Performance Monitoring
10 10 (22.22%) SCOrch
10 10 (22.22%) SharePoint
10 10 (22.22%) PowerShell
11 9 (20.00%) Windows XP
11 9 (20.00%) MCP
12 8 (17.78%) Configuration Management
12 8 (17.78%) Network Management
13 7 (15.56%) Service Management
13 7 (15.56%) WMI
14 6 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
14 6 (13.33%) XML
14 6 (13.33%) VMware
14 6 (13.33%) TCP/IP
14 6 (13.33%) VBScript

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Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 10 (22.22%) SharePoint
2 6 (13.33%) MS Exchange
3 3 (6.67%) Documentum
4 1 (2.22%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 1 (2.22%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 14 (31.11%) DHCP
1 14 (31.11%) DNS
2 6 (13.33%) TCP/IP
3 2 (4.44%) VoIP
4 1 (2.22%) WAN
4 1 (2.22%) ADSL
4 1 (2.22%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.67%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (4.44%) Retail
Job Titles
1 15 (33.33%) Support Engineer
2 10 (22.22%) Consultant
3 8 (17.78%) 3rd Line Support
3 8 (17.78%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 8 (17.78%) Escalation Engineer
4 5 (11.11%) Field Engineer
5 3 (6.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (4.44%) Systems Manager
6 2 (4.44%) IT Support
6 2 (4.44%) IT Support Engineer
6 2 (4.44%) Operations Manager
7 1 (2.22%) Systems Engineer
7 1 (2.22%) Service Analyst
7 1 (2.22%) 2nd Line Support
7 1 (2.22%) Problem Manager
7 1 (2.22%) Service Desk Team Leader
7 1 (2.22%) Service Desk Analyst
7 1 (2.22%) Team Leader
7 1 (2.22%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (13.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (11.11%) Private Cloud
3 2 (4.44%) Replication
3 2 (4.44%) Clustering
4 1 (2.22%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (2.22%) iPhone
4 1 (2.22%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 25 (55.56%) Windows
2 16 (35.56%) Windows Server 2008
3 14 (31.11%) Windows Server 2003
4 9 (20.00%) Windows XP
5 3 (6.67%) UNIX
5 3 (6.67%) Linux
6 1 (2.22%) Android
6 1 (2.22%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (33.33%) ITIL
2 13 (28.89%) Performance Monitoring
3 8 (17.78%) Network Management
3 8 (17.78%) Configuration Management
4 7 (15.56%) Service Management
5 5 (11.11%) Customer Engagement
6 1 (2.22%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (2.22%) Service Delivery
6 1 (2.22%) ITSM
6 1 (2.22%) Incident Management
6 1 (2.22%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (31.11%) SQL
2 10 (22.22%) PowerShell
3 6 (13.33%) VBScript
4 4 (8.89%) C#
4 4 (8.89%) C++
5 3 (6.67%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 24 (53.33%) DV Cleared
1 24 (53.33%) Security Cleared
2 13 (28.89%) MCSE
2 13 (28.89%) Microsoft Certification
3 9 (20.00%) MCP
4 5 (11.11%) MCTS
4 5 (11.11%) MCITP
4 5 (11.11%) Degree
4 5 (11.11%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.22%) SLA
System Software
1 20 (44.44%) Active Directory
2 6 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (13.33%) Hyper-V
3 2 (4.44%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 19 (42.22%) SCCM
2 16 (35.56%) SCSM
3 10 (22.22%) SCOrch
4 7 (15.56%) WMI
5 5 (11.11%) MOM
6 3 (6.67%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 2 (4.44%) McAfee ePO
7 2 (4.44%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 22 (48.89%) Microsoft
2 6 (13.33%) VMware
3 3 (6.67%) EMC
3 3 (6.67%) McAfee
4 2 (4.44%) Lumension
5 1 (2.22%) Cisco
5 1 (2.22%) Apple