The table below looks at the statistics for SCOM skills in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SCOM over the 3 months to 26 March 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
26 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM)
Rank 108 106 100
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -6
Contract jobs citing SCOM 16 10 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.54% 0.41% 0.44%
As % of the Systems Management category 7.66% 5.13% 6.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 1 2
Average daily rate
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£128 £300 £308
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-57.50% -2.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £300 £302
10% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £300 £314
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £338 £296
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +14.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £10.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £29.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
-10.16% -3.27%
SCOM
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Systems Management category in contract jobs advertised in the Scotland region.

Systems Management Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
209 195 137
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 7.12% 7.90% 6.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 122 85 75
Average daily rate £325 £360 £362
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.72% -0.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £113 £263 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Average hourly rate £9.62 £10.00 £31.65
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.85% -68.40%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.25 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +10.71%

SCOM
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SCOM across the Scotland region as a proportion of the total demand within the Systems Management category.

SCOM Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

SCOM
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SCOM across the Scotland region.

SCOM Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

SCOM
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SCOM across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 26 March 2015.

SCOM Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

SCOM
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SCOM across the Scotland region.

SCOM Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

SCOM
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SCOM within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 26 March 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Glasgow - 7 £113 -
Edinburgh -14 3 £329 +9.58% 1
Stirling - - - - 1
SCOM
UK

SCOM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 26 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 19 (46.34%) Windows
2 18 (43.90%) SCCM
3 15 (36.59%) Clustering
4 12 (29.27%) Nagios
4 12 (29.27%) Symantec
4 12 (29.27%) ITIL
4 12 (29.27%) DHCP
4 12 (29.27%) DNS
4 12 (29.27%) Active Directory
4 12 (29.27%) SAN
4 12 (29.27%) NetBackup
4 12 (29.27%) Backup Exec
5 11 (26.83%) SC Cleared
5 11 (26.83%) Security Cleared
5 11 (26.83%) Microsoft
6 10 (24.39%) VMware
6 10 (24.39%) Service Management
7 9 (21.95%) Replication
7 9 (21.95%) VMware Infrastructure
8 8 (19.51%) MS Exchange
9 7 (17.07%) Root Cause Analysis
9 7 (17.07%) Performance Monitoring
10 5 (12.20%) Windows Server 2008
10 5 (12.20%) Cisco
10 5 (12.20%) SQL
10 5 (12.20%) Oracle
11 4 (9.76%) Disaster Recovery
11 4 (9.76%) VBScript
11 4 (9.76%) IIS
11 4 (9.76%) SSL

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Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 26 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 8 (19.51%) MS Exchange
2 4 (9.76%) IIS
3 3 (7.32%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (2.44%) Lync
4 1 (2.44%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (4.88%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 12 (29.27%) DHCP
1 12 (29.27%) DNS
1 12 (29.27%) SAN
2 4 (9.76%) SSL
2 4 (9.76%) HTTP
2 4 (9.76%) NAS
3 2 (4.88%) Firewall
3 2 (4.88%) DMZ
4 1 (2.44%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.32%) Oracle Database
2 2 (4.88%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (4.88%) Fiddler
1 2 (4.88%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 2 (4.88%) Banking
2 1 (2.44%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (12.20%) Server Support
2 4 (9.76%) Technical Specialist
3 3 (7.32%) Infrastructure Manager
3 3 (7.32%) IT Operations Manager
3 3 (7.32%) Operations Manager
3 3 (7.32%) 3rd Line Support
4 2 (4.88%) Analyst
4 2 (4.88%) Consultant
4 2 (4.88%) Technical Consultant
4 2 (4.88%) IT Infrastructure Manager
5 1 (2.44%) Applications Support Technician
5 1 (2.44%) SCCM Engineer
5 1 (2.44%) Data Centre Manager
5 1 (2.44%) Head of IT
5 1 (2.44%) Server Specialist
5 1 (2.44%) Web Analyst
5 1 (2.44%) Head of Operations
5 1 (2.44%) Data Manager
5 1 (2.44%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
5 1 (2.44%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.32%) Web Services
2 2 (4.88%) ASP.NET
2 2 (4.88%) .NET
2 2 (4.88%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 15 (36.59%) Clustering
2 9 (21.95%) Replication
3 4 (9.76%) iPad
4 1 (2.44%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 19 (46.34%) Windows
2 5 (12.20%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (7.32%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (4.88%) Windows NT
4 2 (4.88%) Windows 7
4 2 (4.88%) Windows 2000 Server
4 2 (4.88%) Windows 8
4 2 (4.88%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (29.27%) ITIL
2 10 (24.39%) Service Management
3 7 (17.07%) Root Cause Analysis
3 7 (17.07%) Performance Monitoring
4 4 (9.76%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (9.76%) Business Continuity
4 4 (9.76%) Technical Architecture
4 4 (9.76%) Business Continuity Management
5 2 (4.88%) Configuration Management
5 2 (4.88%) ITIL V3
5 2 (4.88%) ITIL V2
5 2 (4.88%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (4.88%) Performance Analysis
5 2 (4.88%) Coaching
5 2 (4.88%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (2.44%) Data Migration
6 1 (2.44%) Migration
6 1 (2.44%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (2.44%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (12.20%) SQL
2 4 (9.76%) VBScript
2 4 (9.76%) PowerShell
3 2 (4.88%) Shell Script
3 2 (4.88%) VB
3 2 (4.88%) C
3 2 (4.88%) C#
Qualifications
1 11 (26.83%) SC Cleared
1 11 (26.83%) Security Cleared
2 3 (7.32%) Degree
2 3 (7.32%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (4.88%) MCSE
3 2 (4.88%) CCNA
3 2 (4.88%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (4.88%) MCTS
4 1 (2.44%) BC Cleared
System Software
1 12 (29.27%) Active Directory
2 9 (21.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (4.88%) RACF
3 2 (4.88%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 18 (43.90%) SCCM
2 12 (29.27%) Nagios
2 12 (29.27%) NetBackup
2 12 (29.27%) Backup Exec
3 2 (4.88%) Tivoli
3 2 (4.88%) SCSM
4 1 (2.44%) OpenView
4 1 (2.44%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 12 (29.27%) Symantec
2 11 (26.83%) Microsoft
3 10 (24.39%) VMware
4 5 (12.20%) Cisco
4 5 (12.20%) Oracle
5 4 (9.76%) Apple
6 3 (7.32%) IBM
7 1 (2.44%) Fujitsu
7 1 (2.44%) Dell
7 1 (2.44%) NetApp
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