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 6 May 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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM)
Rank 112 125 112
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -13
Contract jobs citing SCOM 16 5 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.53% 0.19% 0.17%
As % of the Systems Management category 6.61% 2.44% 2.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 0 1
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£128 - £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £343 £325 £314
% change year-on-year
+5.46% +3.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £29.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-18.96% -3.33%
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
242 205 191
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 7.99% 7.87% 7.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 143 108 107
Average daily rate £325 £350 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% -5.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £279 £279
10% offered a daily rate of more than £423 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 1
Average hourly rate £31.00 £27.50 £15.77
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.72% +74.38%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £25.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-16.00% +25.00%

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 6 May 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 6 May 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 - 2
Renfrewshire - 5 £127 -
Edinburgh -10 4 £320 -
SCOM
UK

SCOM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 20 (66.67%) Windows
2 14 (46.67%) Clustering
3 13 (43.33%) DHCP
3 13 (43.33%) DNS
4 12 (40.00%) Nagios
4 12 (40.00%) NetBackup
4 12 (40.00%) Backup Exec
4 12 (40.00%) Symantec
5 10 (33.33%) Service Management
5 10 (33.33%) Active Directory
5 10 (33.33%) ITIL
6 9 (30.00%) Microsoft
6 9 (30.00%) SCCM
7 7 (23.33%) Root Cause Analysis
7 7 (23.33%) Performance Monitoring
8 6 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (16.67%) SC Cleared
9 5 (16.67%) Security Cleared
9 5 (16.67%) VMware
10 4 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
10 4 (13.33%) PowerShell
10 4 (13.33%) Replication
10 4 (13.33%) SAN
10 4 (13.33%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (13.33%) HTTP
10 4 (13.33%) SSL
10 4 (13.33%) Cisco
10 4 (13.33%) SQL
10 4 (13.33%) VBScript
10 4 (13.33%) Oracle

SCOM
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 4 (13.33%) IIS
2 3 (10.00%) MS Exchange
3 1 (3.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (6.67%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 13 (43.33%) DNS
1 13 (43.33%) DHCP
2 4 (13.33%) HTTP
2 4 (13.33%) SSL
2 4 (13.33%) SAN
3 2 (6.67%) DMZ
3 2 (6.67%) Firewall
3 2 (6.67%) NAS
4 1 (3.33%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.67%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (6.67%) Fiddler
1 2 (6.67%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 2 (6.67%) Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (20.00%) Server Support
2 4 (13.33%) Technical Specialist
3 2 (6.67%) Server Engineer
3 2 (6.67%) Analyst
3 2 (6.67%) Consultant
3 2 (6.67%) Technical Consultant
4 1 (3.33%) Service Analyst
4 1 (3.33%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 1 (3.33%) Administrator
4 1 (3.33%) Architect
4 1 (3.33%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (3.33%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (3.33%) Support Technician
4 1 (3.33%) Applications Packager
4 1 (3.33%) Support Engineer
4 1 (3.33%) Applications Support
4 1 (3.33%) Infrastructure Specialist
4 1 (3.33%) Infrastructure Manager
4 1 (3.33%) Data Manager
4 1 (3.33%) Server Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.00%) Web Services
2 2 (6.67%) Application Packaging
2 2 (6.67%) .NET
2 2 (6.67%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 14 (46.67%) Clustering
2 4 (13.33%) Replication
3 2 (6.67%) iPad
3 2 (6.67%) BYOD
4 1 (3.33%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 20 (66.67%) Windows
2 6 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (13.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (10.00%) Windows 7
5 2 (6.67%) Windows 8
5 2 (6.67%) Windows 2000 Server
5 2 (6.67%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (33.33%) Service Management
1 10 (33.33%) ITIL
2 7 (23.33%) Root Cause Analysis
2 7 (23.33%) Performance Monitoring
3 2 (6.67%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (6.67%) Business Continuity Management
3 2 (6.67%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (6.67%) Performance Analysis
3 2 (6.67%) Configuration Management
3 2 (6.67%) Business Continuity
3 2 (6.67%) Technical Architecture
3 2 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (6.67%) Migration
4 1 (3.33%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (3.33%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 4 (13.33%) SQL
1 4 (13.33%) VBScript
1 4 (13.33%) PowerShell
2 2 (6.67%) C#
2 2 (6.67%) VB
2 2 (6.67%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 5 (16.67%) SC Cleared
1 5 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 2 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (3.33%) Degree
3 1 (3.33%) BC Cleared
System Software
1 10 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 4 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (6.67%) RACF
3 2 (6.67%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 12 (40.00%) Nagios
1 12 (40.00%) NetBackup
1 12 (40.00%) Backup Exec
2 9 (30.00%) SCCM
3 2 (6.67%) SCSM
3 2 (6.67%) Tivoli
4 1 (3.33%) BMC PATROL
4 1 (3.33%) OpenView
Vendors
1 12 (40.00%) Symantec
2 9 (30.00%) Microsoft
3 5 (16.67%) VMware
4 4 (13.33%) Oracle
4 4 (13.33%) Cisco
5 2 (6.67%) Apple
6 1 (3.33%) Fujitsu