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 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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM)
Rank 110 107 93
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -14
Contract jobs citing SCOM 15 10 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.56% 0.42% 0.72%
As % of the Systems Management category 8.24% 5.05% 9.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 2 3
Average daily rate
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£127 £325 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-60.92% +3.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £305 £143
10% offered a daily rate of more than £139 £345 £383
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+23.07% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £10.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £28.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-7.01% +3.63%
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
182 198 156
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 6.80% 8.26% 7.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 82 80
Average daily rate £310 £360 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.88% -1.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £111 £262 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Average hourly rate - £10.00 £31.65
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -68.40%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%

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 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 6 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 +5 6 £111 -68.21%
Edinburgh -3 2 £320 +6.66% 1
Stirling - - - -
SCOM
UK

SCOM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 6 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 22 (46.81%) Windows
1 22 (46.81%) SCCM
2 16 (34.04%) Microsoft
2 16 (34.04%) Active Directory
3 14 (29.79%) Clustering
4 13 (27.66%) SC Cleared
4 13 (27.66%) Security Cleared
5 12 (25.53%) ITIL
5 12 (25.53%) SAN
6 11 (23.40%) Symantec
6 11 (23.40%) Nagios
6 11 (23.40%) DNS
6 11 (23.40%) DHCP
6 11 (23.40%) NetBackup
6 11 (23.40%) Backup Exec
7 10 (21.28%) VMware
7 10 (21.28%) Service Management
8 9 (19.15%) Replication
8 9 (19.15%) VMware Infrastructure
9 8 (17.02%) MS Exchange
10 7 (14.89%) VBScript
10 7 (14.89%) PowerShell
10 7 (14.89%) Windows Server 2008
11 6 (12.77%) Root Cause Analysis
11 6 (12.77%) Performance Monitoring
11 6 (12.77%) UNIX
11 6 (12.77%) IBM
12 5 (10.64%) Cisco
12 5 (10.64%) Oracle
12 5 (10.64%) SQL

SCOM
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 6 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 (17.02%) MS Exchange
2 4 (8.51%) IIS
3 3 (6.38%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (4.26%) SharePoint
5 1 (2.13%) Lync
Applications
1 3 (6.38%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.13%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 12 (25.53%) SAN
2 11 (23.40%) DNS
2 11 (23.40%) DHCP
3 4 (8.51%) HTTP
3 4 (8.51%) SSL
3 4 (8.51%) NAS
4 2 (4.26%) Firewall
4 2 (4.26%) Network Security
4 2 (4.26%) DMZ
5 1 (2.13%) Internet
5 1 (2.13%) LAN
5 1 (2.13%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.38%) Oracle Database
2 2 (4.26%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (4.26%) Fiddler
1 2 (4.26%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 2 (4.26%) Banking
2 1 (2.13%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (10.64%) Server Support
2 4 (8.51%) 3rd Line Support
2 4 (8.51%) Systems Administrator
2 4 (8.51%) Administrator
2 4 (8.51%) Operations Manager
2 4 (8.51%) Technical Specialist
3 3 (6.38%) IT Operations Manager
3 3 (6.38%) Infrastructure Manager
4 2 (4.26%) Systems Engineer
4 2 (4.26%) Analyst
4 2 (4.26%) Consultant
4 2 (4.26%) Technical Consultant
4 2 (4.26%) Support Engineer
4 2 (4.26%) IT Infrastructure Manager
4 2 (4.26%) Monitoring Engineer
4 2 (4.26%) Systems Monitoring Engineer
5 1 (2.13%) Applications Support Technician
5 1 (2.13%) SCCM Engineer
5 1 (2.13%) Applications Support
5 1 (2.13%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (10.64%) Application Packaging
2 3 (6.38%) Web Services
3 2 (4.26%) .NET
3 2 (4.26%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 14 (29.79%) Clustering
2 9 (19.15%) Replication
3 4 (8.51%) iPad
4 3 (6.38%) CMDB
5 1 (2.13%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.13%) Client/Server
5 1 (2.13%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 22 (46.81%) Windows
2 7 (14.89%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (12.77%) UNIX
4 5 (10.64%) Windows 7
5 4 (8.51%) Windows 8
5 4 (8.51%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (6.38%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (6.38%) Linux
7 2 (4.26%) Windows NT
7 2 (4.26%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (2.13%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (25.53%) ITIL
2 10 (21.28%) Service Management
3 6 (12.77%) Root Cause Analysis
3 6 (12.77%) Performance Monitoring
4 4 (8.51%) Business Continuity Management
4 4 (8.51%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (8.51%) Business Continuity
4 4 (8.51%) Technical Architecture
5 2 (4.26%) Configuration Management
5 2 (4.26%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (4.26%) Performance Analysis
5 2 (4.26%) Coaching
5 2 (4.26%) ITIL V3
5 2 (4.26%) ITIL V2
5 2 (4.26%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (2.13%) Project Management
6 1 (2.13%) Data Migration
6 1 (2.13%) Validation
6 1 (2.13%) Migration
6 1 (2.13%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (14.89%) VBScript
1 7 (14.89%) PowerShell
2 5 (10.64%) SQL
3 3 (6.38%) Perl
4 2 (4.26%) C
4 2 (4.26%) C#
4 2 (4.26%) VB
4 2 (4.26%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 13 (27.66%) SC Cleared
1 13 (27.66%) Security Cleared
2 4 (8.51%) Degree
3 3 (6.38%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (4.26%) MCTS
4 2 (4.26%) MCSE
4 2 (4.26%) CCNA
4 2 (4.26%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (2.13%) VCP4
5 1 (2.13%) BC Cleared
System Software
1 16 (34.04%) Active Directory
2 9 (19.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (10.64%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (4.26%) RACF
Systems Management
1 22 (46.81%) SCCM
2 11 (23.40%) Nagios
2 11 (23.40%) NetBackup
2 11 (23.40%) Backup Exec
3 5 (10.64%) Tivoli
3 5 (10.64%) SCSM
4 1 (2.13%) OpenView
4 1 (2.13%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 16 (34.04%) Microsoft
2 11 (23.40%) Symantec
3 10 (21.28%) VMware
4 6 (12.77%) IBM
5 5 (10.64%) Oracle
5 5 (10.64%) Cisco
6 4 (8.51%) Apple
7 3 (6.38%) BMC
7 3 (6.38%) HP
7 3 (6.38%) ArcSight
8 1 (2.13%) Fujitsu
8 1 (2.13%) Dell
8 1 (2.13%) NetApp