The table below looks at the statistics for SCOM skills in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SCOM over the 3 months to 29 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM)
Rank 115 123 113
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -10
Contract jobs citing SCOM 6 13 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.28% 0.41% 0.69%
As % of the Systems Management category 2.42% 5.58% 7.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 7 10
Median daily rate £300 £375 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £199 £119 £254
10% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £464 £349
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.77% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.28 £37.09 £38.25
% change year-on-year
+16.68% -3.03%
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
248 233 242
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 11.40% 7.28% 8.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 135 118 146
Median daily rate £335 £335 £333
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +0.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £160 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 9 1
Median hourly rate £21.50 £18.50 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.21% -43.07%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.50 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -6.66%

SCOM
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Scotland region citing SCOM as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 29 September 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SCOM within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 29 September 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh +6 3 £300 -30.55%
Glasgow +6 2 £333 +179.41%
Renfrewshire - 1 - -
SCOM
UK

SCOM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 29 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing SCOM also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Scotland region with a requirement for SCOM.

1 39 (100.00%) Windows
2 37 (94.87%) Microsoft
3 29 (74.36%) Windows Server 2008
4 27 (69.23%) PowerShell
5 26 (66.67%) ITIL
6 25 (64.10%) Active Directory
7 22 (56.41%) SQL
7 22 (56.41%) CA
8 20 (51.28%) SCCM
9 17 (43.59%) Service Management
9 17 (43.59%) VBScript
9 17 (43.59%) HP
9 17 (43.59%) Windows Server
10 16 (41.03%) Linux
10 16 (41.03%) Red Hat
10 16 (41.03%) Citrix
11 15 (38.46%) Release Management
12 14 (35.90%) Windows Server 2012
13 13 (33.33%) Bourne shell
13 13 (33.33%) Regular Expression
13 13 (33.33%) Korn
13 13 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
13 13 (33.33%) Netcool
13 13 (33.33%) IBM
13 13 (33.33%) Solaris
13 13 (33.33%) Java
13 13 (33.33%) Perl
13 13 (33.33%) SQL Server
14 12 (30.77%) AIX
14 12 (30.77%) HPUX

SCOM
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 11 (28.21%) MS Exchange
2 8 (20.51%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 7 (17.95%) SharePoint
4 5 (12.82%) Exchange Server 2007
4 5 (12.82%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (10.26%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (10.26%) OpenStack
5 4 (10.26%) Skype for Business
6 3 (7.69%) IIS
Applications
1 8 (20.51%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.56%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.56%) HP Helion
1 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (2.56%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (28.21%) DHCP
1 11 (28.21%) DNS
2 8 (20.51%) SAN
3 6 (15.38%) NetScaler
4 5 (12.82%) SMTP
5 3 (7.69%) LAN
6 2 (5.13%) LDAP
6 2 (5.13%) VPN
6 2 (5.13%) WAN
6 2 (5.13%) Wireshark
7 1 (2.56%) Kerberos
7 1 (2.56%) NAS
7 1 (2.56%) Remote Desktop
7 1 (2.56%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 8 (20.51%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (10.26%) SQL Server 2005
3 4 (10.26%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (5.13%) Fiddler
General
1 5 (12.82%) Finance
1 5 (12.82%) Law
2 3 (7.69%) Banking
3 1 (2.56%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 10 (25.64%) Administrator
1 10 (25.64%) Systems Engineer
2 9 (23.08%) Monitoring Engineer
3 8 (20.51%) Systems Administrator
3 8 (20.51%) Systems Monitoring Engineer
4 7 (17.95%) 3rd Line Support
5 5 (12.82%) Monitoring Specialist
6 4 (10.26%) Analyst
7 3 (7.69%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
7 3 (7.69%) Systems Analyst
7 3 (7.69%) Systems Support
7 3 (7.69%) Systems Support Analyst
8 2 (5.13%) Architect
8 2 (5.13%) Consultant
8 2 (5.13%) Infrastructure Architect
8 2 (5.13%) IT Engineer
8 2 (5.13%) IT Support
8 2 (5.13%) Support Engineer
9 1 (2.56%) Server Support Analyst
9 1 (2.56%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (33.33%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 8 (20.51%) Blackberry
2 7 (17.95%) Clustering
3 6 (15.38%) PKI
4 5 (12.82%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (12.82%) Data Centre
5 2 (5.13%) Client/Server
5 2 (5.13%) Private Cloud
6 1 (2.56%) CMDB
6 1 (2.56%) Computer Science
6 1 (2.56%) iPad
6 1 (2.56%) iPhone
6 1 (2.56%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 39 (100.00%) Windows
2 29 (74.36%) Windows Server 2008
3 17 (43.59%) Windows Server
4 16 (41.03%) Linux
5 14 (35.90%) Windows Server 2012
6 13 (33.33%) Solaris
6 13 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
7 12 (30.77%) AIX
7 12 (30.77%) HPUX
7 12 (30.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 12 (30.77%) Windows XP
8 6 (15.38%) Windows 10
8 6 (15.38%) Windows 7
9 2 (5.13%) Unix
10 1 (2.56%) Apple iOS
10 1 (2.56%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (66.67%) ITIL
2 17 (43.59%) Service Management
3 15 (38.46%) Release Management
4 6 (15.38%) High Availability
5 5 (12.82%) Mentoring
6 4 (10.26%) Root Cause Analysis
7 3 (7.69%) Incident Management
7 3 (7.69%) Workflow
8 2 (5.13%) Application Packaging
8 2 (5.13%) Migration
8 2 (5.13%) Project Management
9 1 (2.56%) Change Control
9 1 (2.56%) Disaster Recovery
9 1 (2.56%) ITSM
9 1 (2.56%) Line Management
9 1 (2.56%) Performance Analysis
9 1 (2.56%) Performance Tuning
9 1 (2.56%) Presales
9 1 (2.56%) Software Distribution
9 1 (2.56%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (69.23%) PowerShell
2 22 (56.41%) SQL
3 17 (43.59%) VBScript
4 13 (33.33%) Bourne shell
4 13 (33.33%) Java
4 13 (33.33%) Korn
4 13 (33.33%) Perl
Qualifications
1 9 (23.08%) ITIL Certification
2 7 (17.95%) Security Cleared
3 5 (12.82%) SC Cleared
4 2 (5.13%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (2.56%) Degree
5 1 (2.56%) HND
5 1 (2.56%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (15.38%) SLA
2 1 (2.56%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 25 (64.10%) Active Directory
2 10 (25.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (17.95%) Hyper-V
3 7 (17.95%) XenApp
3 7 (17.95%) XenDesktop
4 6 (15.38%) VMware ESX
5 5 (12.82%) Virtual Machines
5 5 (12.82%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (10.26%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (2.56%) DFS Replication
7 1 (2.56%) EMC RecoverPoint
7 1 (2.56%) UAG
7 1 (2.56%) vCloud
7 1 (2.56%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (2.56%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 20 (51.28%) SCCM
2 13 (33.33%) Netcool
3 12 (30.77%) Tivoli
3 12 (30.77%) WSUS
4 11 (28.21%) HP SiteScope
5 8 (20.51%) Microsoft Clustering
5 8 (20.51%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 6 (15.38%) SCVMM
7 5 (12.82%) CA Spectrum
7 5 (12.82%) Failover Clustering
8 4 (10.26%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 3 (7.69%) SCOrch
10 1 (2.56%) HP Data Protector
10 1 (2.56%) Norton AntiVirus
10 1 (2.56%) OpenView
Vendors
1 37 (94.87%) Microsoft
2 22 (56.41%) CA
3 17 (43.59%) HP
4 16 (41.03%) Citrix
4 16 (41.03%) Red Hat
5 13 (33.33%) IBM
6 12 (30.77%) VMware
7 9 (23.08%) Symantec
8 8 (20.51%) AppSense
9 5 (12.82%) arcserve
9 5 (12.82%) Lumension
10 4 (10.26%) 3PAR
10 4 (10.26%) Brocade
11 2 (5.13%) EMC
12 1 (2.56%) Apple
12 1 (2.56%) Fortinet
12 1 (2.56%) NetApp
12 1 (2.56%) Opsware
12 1 (2.56%) Oracle