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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM)
Rank 42 77 82
Rank change year-on-year
+35 +5
Contract jobs citing SCOM 29 12 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 3.20% 1.09% 0.43%
As % of the Systems Management category 27.10% 12.37% 4.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 10 2
Average daily rate
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£400 £338 £233
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.51% +45.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £280 £227
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £375 £239
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+11.53% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 3
Average hourly rate £27.83 £25.00 £25.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.32% -1.96%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.83 £25.00 £29.75
% change year-on-year
+11.32% -15.96%
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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
107 97 105
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 11.82% 8.79% 9.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 55 34
Average daily rate £400 £338 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.51% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £235 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £435 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £335 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.20% -4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 3
Average hourly rate £27.83 £25.00 £25.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.32% -1.96%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.28 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-3.42% -6.66%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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 21 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 19 (45.24%) SCCM
2 19 (45.24%) Windows
3 18 (42.86%) SQL
3 18 (42.86%) DV Cleared
4 16 (38.10%) Microsoft
5 15 (35.71%) SCSM
5 15 (35.71%) PowerShell
6 13 (30.95%) Active Directory
7 12 (28.57%) DNS
8 11 (26.19%) Microsoft Certification
9 10 (23.81%) XML
9 10 (23.81%) ITIL
9 10 (23.81%) VBScript
9 10 (23.81%) SQL Server
9 10 (23.81%) WMI
9 10 (23.81%) SC Cleared
9 10 (23.81%) SCOrch
10 8 (19.05%) MCTS
10 8 (19.05%) T-SQL
11 7 (16.67%) MCSE
11 7 (16.67%) MS Excel
11 7 (16.67%) Clustering
11 7 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
12 6 (14.29%) Service Management
12 6 (14.29%) DHCP
13 5 (11.90%) TCP/IP
13 5 (11.90%) DCOM
13 5 (11.90%) IIS
13 5 (11.90%) Configuration Management

SCOM
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 5 (11.90%) IIS
2 4 (9.52%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.38%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 7 (16.67%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.76%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 12 (28.57%) DNS
2 6 (14.29%) DHCP
3 5 (11.90%) TCP/IP
3 5 (11.90%) Internet
4 1 (2.38%) ADSL
4 1 (2.38%) LAN
4 1 (2.38%) VoIP
4 1 (2.38%) WAN
4 1 (2.38%) Firewall
4 1 (2.38%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (23.81%) SQL Server
2 4 (9.52%) SQL Server 2012
2 4 (9.52%) SQL Server 2005
2 4 (9.52%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (9.52%) SQL Server 2000
General
1 2 (4.76%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.38%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (19.05%) Escalation Engineer
2 7 (16.67%) Consultant
2 7 (16.67%) Field Engineer
3 6 (14.29%) Support Engineer
4 5 (11.90%) DBA
4 5 (11.90%) SQL DBA
4 5 (11.90%) SCCM Engineer
5 4 (9.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (7.14%) 3rd Line Support
6 3 (7.14%) IT Support
6 3 (7.14%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 3 (7.14%) IT Support Engineer
7 2 (4.76%) Incident Manager
7 2 (4.76%) Analyst
8 1 (2.38%) Systems Manager
8 1 (2.38%) SQL Server DBA
8 1 (2.38%) Service Desk Analyst
8 1 (2.38%) Operations Manager
8 1 (2.38%) Service Analyst
8 1 (2.38%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (23.81%) XML
2 5 (11.90%) DCOM
Miscellaneous
1 7 (16.67%) Clustering
2 5 (11.90%) Replication
2 5 (11.90%) PKI
3 2 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.76%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.38%) Blackberry
4 1 (2.38%) iPhone
4 1 (2.38%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 19 (45.24%) Windows
2 7 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (9.52%) Windows XP
4 3 (7.14%) UNIX
4 3 (7.14%) Linux
4 3 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (4.76%) Windows 7
5 2 (4.76%) VMS
6 1 (2.38%) Android
6 1 (2.38%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (23.81%) ITIL
2 6 (14.29%) Service Management
3 5 (11.90%) Configuration Management
3 5 (11.90%) Performance Monitoring
4 4 (9.52%) Performance Management
4 4 (9.52%) Customer Engagement
4 4 (9.52%) Migration
5 3 (7.14%) Service Delivery
5 3 (7.14%) Capacity Planning
5 3 (7.14%) Network Management
6 2 (4.76%) People Management
6 2 (4.76%) Network Planning
6 2 (4.76%) Incident Management
6 2 (4.76%) Time Management
6 2 (4.76%) Trend Analysis
7 1 (2.38%) Change Control
7 1 (2.38%) Mentoring
7 1 (2.38%) Database Security
Programming Languages
1 18 (42.86%) SQL
2 15 (35.71%) PowerShell
3 10 (23.81%) VBScript
4 8 (19.05%) T-SQL
5 4 (9.52%) C#
5 4 (9.52%) C++
Qualifications
1 21 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 18 (42.86%) DV Cleared
3 11 (26.19%) Microsoft Certification
4 10 (23.81%) SC Cleared
5 8 (19.05%) MCTS
6 7 (16.67%) MCSE
7 4 (9.52%) MCITP
7 4 (9.52%) Degree
7 4 (9.52%) MCP
8 2 (4.76%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.38%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (30.95%) Active Directory
2 3 (7.14%) Hyper-V
3 1 (2.38%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 19 (45.24%) SCCM
2 15 (35.71%) SCSM
3 10 (23.81%) WMI
3 10 (23.81%) SCOrch
4 3 (7.14%) MOM
4 3 (7.14%) McAfee ePO
4 3 (7.14%) SCDPM
5 1 (2.38%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (2.38%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 16 (38.10%) Microsoft
2 4 (9.52%) McAfee
3 3 (7.14%) Lumension
4 1 (2.38%) Cisco
4 1 (2.38%) Dell
4 1 (2.38%) Citrix
4 1 (2.38%) Apple
4 1 (2.38%) Symantec