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 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM)
Rank 111 113 102
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -11
Contract jobs citing SCOM 21 15 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.82% 0.55% 0.47%
As % of the Systems Management category 9.25% 7.81% 5.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 7 3
Average daily rate £321 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.15% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £128 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £376 £450 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £400 £325
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +23.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £10.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £55.65 £26.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+110.00% -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
227 192 213
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 8.91% 7.07% 9.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 120 100 83
Average daily rate £300 £331 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.43% -5.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £186 £146 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £365 £343
% change year-on-year
+7.53% +6.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £12.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £21.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+62.79% -

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 11 February 2016.

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 11 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -3 18 £346 -23.05% 1
Glasgow +9 3 £205 -37.00% 1
SCOM
UK

SCOM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 29 (80.56%) Windows
2 25 (69.44%) Microsoft
3 24 (66.67%) Active Directory
4 21 (58.33%) SCCM
5 18 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 18 (50.00%) VMware
6 17 (47.22%) Windows Server
7 15 (41.67%) DHCP
7 15 (41.67%) DNS
7 15 (41.67%) Citrix
8 14 (38.89%) PowerShell
8 14 (38.89%) Windows Server 2012
9 13 (36.11%) Windows 7
9 13 (36.11%) ITIL
10 11 (30.56%) VMware ESX
10 11 (30.56%) XenApp
10 11 (30.56%) Root Cause Analysis
11 10 (27.78%) VMware Infrastructure
11 10 (27.78%) Clustering
11 10 (27.78%) SQL Server
12 9 (25.00%) Symantec
12 9 (25.00%) WSUS
13 8 (22.22%) XenDesktop
13 8 (22.22%) MS Exchange
14 7 (19.44%) Cisco
14 7 (19.44%) AppSense
14 7 (19.44%) Windows 10
15 6 (16.67%) Data Centre
15 6 (16.67%) Finance
15 6 (16.67%) NetBackup

SCOM
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 (22.22%) MS Exchange
2 4 (11.11%) Skype for Business
3 3 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (5.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (2.78%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (2.78%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (8.33%) Office 365
2 2 (5.56%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (5.56%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (41.67%) DHCP
1 15 (41.67%) DNS
2 5 (13.89%) LDAP
3 3 (8.33%) NetScaler
3 3 (8.33%) SAN
3 3 (8.33%) Wireshark
4 2 (5.56%) Firewall
5 1 (2.78%) PBX
5 1 (2.78%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (27.78%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (8.33%) Fiddler
2 2 (5.56%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 6 (16.67%) Finance
2 2 (5.56%) Banking
3 1 (2.78%) Financial Institution
3 1 (2.78%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (25.00%) Support Engineer
2 7 (19.44%) IT Engineer
2 7 (19.44%) Systems Engineer
3 6 (16.67%) 3rd Line Support
3 6 (16.67%) Active Directory Support
4 5 (13.89%) Active Directory Engineer
5 4 (11.11%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 4 (11.11%) Active Directory Support Engineer
5 4 (11.11%) Consultant
5 4 (11.11%) Server Engineer
5 4 (11.11%) VMware Engineer
6 3 (8.33%) IT Support
6 3 (8.33%) Senior IT Engineer
6 3 (8.33%) Senior Systems Engineer
6 3 (8.33%) Senior VMware Engineer
6 3 (8.33%) Service Manager
6 3 (8.33%) Systems Support
6 3 (8.33%) Technical Manager
6 3 (8.33%) Technical Services Manager
6 3 (8.33%) VMware Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 10 (27.78%) Clustering
2 6 (16.67%) Data Centre
3 3 (8.33%) Client/Server
4 2 (5.56%) Blackberry
4 2 (5.56%) CMDB
4 2 (5.56%) Private Cloud
5 1 (2.78%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.78%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 29 (80.56%) Windows
2 18 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 17 (47.22%) Windows Server
4 14 (38.89%) Windows Server 2012
5 13 (36.11%) Windows 7
6 7 (19.44%) Windows 10
7 6 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (5.56%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (36.11%) ITIL
2 11 (30.56%) Root Cause Analysis
3 5 (13.89%) Incident Management
3 5 (13.89%) Migration
3 5 (13.89%) Performance Monitoring
3 5 (13.89%) Release Management
3 5 (13.89%) Service Management
4 4 (11.11%) Project Management
5 3 (8.33%) Application Packaging
5 3 (8.33%) Asset Management
5 3 (8.33%) Line Management
5 3 (8.33%) Problem Management
5 3 (8.33%) Server Building
6 2 (5.56%) Business Continuity
6 2 (5.56%) Change Control
6 2 (5.56%) Change Management
6 2 (5.56%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 2 (5.56%) System Integration Testing
6 2 (5.56%) Test Strategy
7 1 (2.78%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (38.89%) PowerShell
2 5 (13.89%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 5 (13.89%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (2.78%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.78%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 24 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 11 (30.56%) VMware ESX
2 11 (30.56%) XenApp
3 10 (27.78%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (22.22%) XenDesktop
5 5 (13.89%) Hyper-V
5 5 (13.89%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (11.11%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (2.78%) vCloud
7 1 (2.78%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 1 (2.78%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 21 (58.33%) SCCM
2 9 (25.00%) WSUS
3 6 (16.67%) NetBackup
4 5 (13.89%) Backup Exec
4 5 (13.89%) Nagios
5 2 (5.56%) FortiGate
5 2 (5.56%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (5.56%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 1 (2.78%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 25 (69.44%) Microsoft
2 18 (50.00%) VMware
3 15 (41.67%) Citrix
4 9 (25.00%) Symantec
5 7 (19.44%) AppSense
5 7 (19.44%) Cisco
6 3 (8.33%) HP
6 3 (8.33%) IBM
7 2 (5.56%) ServiceNow
8 1 (2.78%) SolarWinds
8 1 (2.78%) Veritas