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 24 October 2014 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM)
Rank 101 104 99
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -5
Contract jobs citing SCOM 20 12 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.73% 0.47% 0.57%
As % of the Systems Management category 11.49% 7.19% 9.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 3 5
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£330 £220 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.34% -2.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £212 £183
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £284 £270
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.50 £31.56 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+9.33% +5.18%
SCOM
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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
174 167 151
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 6.31% 6.61% 6.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 111 83 70
Average daily rate £325 £336 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.34% +12.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £220 £184
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £528 £385
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 6
Average hourly rate £25.00 £160.00 £19.07
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-84.37% +739.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £160.00 £15.51
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.00 £160.00 £35.55
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £23.20 £19.25
% change year-on-year
-5.17% +20.51%

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 24 October 2014.

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 24 October 2014. 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 -1 12 £500 +132.82% 1
Glasgow -7 1 £324 +7.91%
Stirling - - - -
SCOM
UK

SCOM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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 24 (61.54%) Microsoft
2 20 (51.28%) UNIX
3 17 (43.59%) Perl
3 17 (43.59%) PowerShell
4 15 (38.46%) SCCM
4 15 (38.46%) ArcSight
4 15 (38.46%) VBScript
4 15 (38.46%) IBM
4 15 (38.46%) BMC
4 15 (38.46%) Tivoli
5 13 (33.33%) HP
5 13 (33.33%) Security Cleared
6 12 (30.77%) CMDB
6 12 (30.77%) SC Cleared
6 12 (30.77%) Windows
7 9 (23.08%) VMware
7 9 (23.08%) Active Directory
8 7 (17.95%) SAN
8 7 (17.95%) Disaster Recovery
8 7 (17.95%) Hyper-V
8 7 (17.95%) VMware Infrastructure
9 6 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012
10 5 (12.82%) Windows 7
10 5 (12.82%) Cisco
10 5 (12.82%) WAN
10 5 (12.82%) Linux
10 5 (12.82%) LAN
11 4 (10.26%) MS Excel
11 4 (10.26%) MS Office
11 4 (10.26%) Cisco Certification

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Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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 3 (7.69%) MS Exchange
2 2 (5.13%) Oracle HTTP Server
2 2 (5.13%) Lync
2 2 (5.13%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (10.26%) MS Office
1 4 (10.26%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 7 (17.95%) SAN
2 5 (12.82%) LAN
2 5 (12.82%) WAN
3 2 (5.13%) HTTP
3 2 (5.13%) VPN
3 2 (5.13%) VoIP
3 2 (5.13%) WLAN
3 2 (5.13%) Network Security
3 2 (5.13%) NAS
3 2 (5.13%) WAAS
4 1 (2.56%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.69%) Oracle Database
2 2 (5.13%) MySQL
2 2 (5.13%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.13%) Oracle8/8i Database
2 2 (5.13%) Oracle9i Database
2 2 (5.13%) Oracle Database 10g
2 2 (5.13%) SQL Server 2000
2 2 (5.13%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (5.13%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (5.13%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (5.13%) Oracle Exadata
2 2 (5.13%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 2 (5.13%) Finance
1 2 (5.13%) Banking
1 2 (5.13%) Marketing
2 1 (2.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (30.77%) Systems Engineer
2 10 (25.64%) Monitoring Engineer
2 10 (25.64%) Systems Monitoring Engineer
3 3 (7.69%) Network Support
3 3 (7.69%) Analyst
3 3 (7.69%) Systems Administrator
3 3 (7.69%) Support Engineer
3 3 (7.69%) 3rd Line Support
3 3 (7.69%) Administrator
3 3 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (5.13%) Operations Manager
4 2 (5.13%) Consultant
4 2 (5.13%) DBA
4 2 (5.13%) Support Analyst
4 2 (5.13%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
4 2 (5.13%) Linux Engineer
4 2 (5.13%) Oracle DBA
4 2 (5.13%) Infrastructure Manager
4 2 (5.13%) Service Desk Engineer
5 1 (2.56%) IT Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (10.26%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 12 (30.77%) CMDB
2 3 (7.69%) Computer Science
3 2 (5.13%) Replication
3 2 (5.13%) Clustering
3 2 (5.13%) iPad
4 1 (2.56%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 20 (51.28%) UNIX
2 12 (30.77%) Windows
3 6 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (12.82%) Linux
4 5 (12.82%) Windows 7
5 4 (10.26%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (7.69%) Windows 8
7 2 (5.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (5.13%) Apple iOS
7 2 (5.13%) SUSE
7 2 (5.13%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (17.95%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (7.69%) Validation
2 3 (7.69%) ITIL
2 3 (7.69%) Project Management
3 2 (5.13%) Business Continuity Management
3 2 (5.13%) Performance Monitoring
3 2 (5.13%) Server Monitoring
3 2 (5.13%) Business Continuity
4 1 (2.56%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 17 (43.59%) Perl
1 17 (43.59%) PowerShell
2 15 (38.46%) VBScript
3 2 (5.13%) Korn
3 2 (5.13%) C-shell
4 1 (2.56%) SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 12 (30.77%) SC Cleared
3 4 (10.26%) CCNA
3 4 (10.26%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (7.69%) Degree
5 2 (5.13%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.13%) COBIT
System Software
1 9 (23.08%) Active Directory
2 7 (17.95%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (17.95%) Hyper-V
3 4 (10.26%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (5.13%) Oracle RAC
4 2 (5.13%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 15 (38.46%) Tivoli
1 15 (38.46%) SCCM
2 4 (10.26%) SCSM
3 2 (5.13%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 2 (5.13%) Data Guard
3 2 (5.13%) nmon
3 2 (5.13%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 24 (61.54%) Microsoft
2 15 (38.46%) IBM
2 15 (38.46%) BMC
2 15 (38.46%) ArcSight
3 13 (33.33%) HP
4 9 (23.08%) VMware
5 5 (12.82%) Cisco
6 3 (7.69%) Oracle
6 3 (7.69%) Citrix
6 3 (7.69%) Apple
7 2 (5.13%) NetApp
7 2 (5.13%) Red Hat
8 1 (2.56%) Dell
8 1 (2.56%) EMC