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 7 July 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM)
Rank 128 116 108
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -8
Contract jobs citing SCOM 4 12 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.13% 0.45% 0.39%
As % of the Systems Management category 2.15% 5.88% 5.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 4
Average daily rate
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£300 £325 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% +13.04%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £31.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
-4.76% +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
186 204 196
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 6.21% 7.71% 7.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 111 95
Average daily rate £325 £325 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -9.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £150 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £386 £391 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £338 £338
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 9 4
Average hourly rate £18.75 £27.50 £15.89
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.81% +73.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £21.00 £15.77
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £64.00 £32.75 £150.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £18.75 £20.50
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -8.53%

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
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 7 July 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
Edinburgh -4 4 £300 -7.69% 3
SCOM
UK

SCOM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 16 (84.21%) Windows
2 13 (68.42%) DHCP
2 13 (68.42%) DNS
3 12 (63.16%) Nagios
3 12 (63.16%) Symantec
3 12 (63.16%) Clustering
3 12 (63.16%) NetBackup
3 12 (63.16%) Backup Exec
4 11 (57.89%) Service Management
5 10 (52.63%) ITIL
6 7 (36.84%) Root Cause Analysis
6 7 (36.84%) Performance Monitoring
7 5 (26.32%) SCCM
7 5 (26.32%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (21.05%) Microsoft
9 3 (15.79%) Active Directory
9 3 (15.79%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (15.79%) Windows 7
9 3 (15.79%) Banking
9 3 (15.79%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (10.53%) ServiceNow
10 2 (10.53%) Team Foundation Server
10 2 (10.53%) Data Centre
10 2 (10.53%) SCSM
10 2 (10.53%) Private Cloud
10 2 (10.53%) Operational Acceptance Testing
10 2 (10.53%) Retail
10 2 (10.53%) Microsoft App-V
10 2 (10.53%) PaaS
10 2 (10.53%) vCloud

SCOM
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 1 (5.26%) IIS
1 1 (5.26%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.53%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (68.42%) DNS
1 13 (68.42%) DHCP
2 1 (5.26%) HTTP
2 1 (5.26%) LDAP
2 1 (5.26%) SSL
2 1 (5.26%) DMZ
2 1 (5.26%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.26%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (10.53%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (15.79%) Banking
2 2 (10.53%) Retail
3 1 (5.26%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (31.58%) Server Support
2 3 (15.79%) Project Manager
2 3 (15.79%) Senior Manager
2 3 (15.79%) Senior Project Manager
2 3 (15.79%) Technical Specialist
3 2 (10.53%) Server Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Test Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Project Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Technical Project Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Applications Packager
4 1 (5.26%) Support Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Service Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Administrator
4 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Technical Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Server Support Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Senior Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.53%) Application Packaging
2 1 (5.26%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 12 (63.16%) Clustering
2 2 (10.53%) Private Cloud
2 2 (10.53%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 16 (84.21%) Windows
2 5 (26.32%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (15.79%) Windows 7
3 3 (15.79%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (15.79%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (10.53%) Windows 8
5 1 (5.26%) Windows 2000 Server
5 1 (5.26%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (57.89%) Service Management
2 10 (52.63%) ITIL
3 7 (36.84%) Root Cause Analysis
3 7 (36.84%) Performance Monitoring
4 2 (10.53%) Operational Acceptance Testing
4 2 (10.53%) Project Management
4 2 (10.53%) Change Control
4 2 (10.53%) Test Strategy
5 1 (5.26%) BCP
5 1 (5.26%) Migration
5 1 (5.26%) Unit Testing
5 1 (5.26%) Integration Testing
5 1 (5.26%) System Integration Testing
5 1 (5.26%) Performance Tuning
Qualifications
1 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (5.26%) Degree
System Software
1 3 (15.79%) Active Directory
2 2 (10.53%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (10.53%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 12 (63.16%) Nagios
1 12 (63.16%) NetBackup
1 12 (63.16%) Backup Exec
2 5 (26.32%) SCCM
3 2 (10.53%) SCSM
4 1 (5.26%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 12 (63.16%) Symantec
2 4 (21.05%) Microsoft
3 2 (10.53%) VMware
3 2 (10.53%) ServiceNow