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 December 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 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM)
Rank 99 105 91
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -14
Contract jobs citing SCOM 25 11 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.91% 0.45% 0.86%
As % of the Systems Management category 14.79% 5.26% 12.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 4 8
Average daily rate
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£450 £285 £128
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+58.03% +123.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £213 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £403 £341
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £324 £300
% change year-on-year
+11.96% +7.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.67 £25.00 £29.75
% change year-on-year
+10.66% -15.96%
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
169 209 157
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 6.13% 8.57% 7.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 92 79
Average daily rate £348 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.64% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £225 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £330 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.84% -5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 4
Average hourly rate £17.50 £15.00 £23.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -36.84%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £21.33 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-6.23% -14.68%

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 December 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 December 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 18 £500 +132.82% 3
Glasgow -5 2 £325 -7.14%
Stirling - - - -
Moray - - - -
SCOM
UK

SCOM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 23 (52.27%) Microsoft
2 22 (50.00%) SCCM
3 18 (40.91%) SC Cleared
3 18 (40.91%) Security Cleared
4 16 (36.36%) PowerShell
4 16 (36.36%) VBScript
5 15 (34.09%) UNIX
5 15 (34.09%) Active Directory
5 15 (34.09%) IBM
6 13 (29.55%) Tivoli
7 12 (27.27%) SAN
7 12 (27.27%) BMC
7 12 (27.27%) Perl
7 12 (27.27%) ArcSight
8 11 (25.00%) VMware
9 10 (22.73%) VMware Infrastructure
9 10 (22.73%) Windows
10 9 (20.45%) HP
10 9 (20.45%) CMDB
10 9 (20.45%) Replication
11 8 (18.18%) MS Exchange
12 6 (13.64%) Cisco
12 6 (13.64%) Disaster Recovery
13 5 (11.36%) SQL
13 5 (11.36%) Oracle
13 5 (11.36%) Degree
13 5 (11.36%) Windows Server 2008
14 4 (9.09%) Application Packaging
14 4 (9.09%) Technical Architecture
14 4 (9.09%) Microsoft App-V

SCOM
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 8 (18.18%) MS Exchange
2 3 (6.82%) IIS
2 3 (6.82%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (4.55%) SharePoint
3 2 (4.55%) Lync
Applications
1 3 (6.82%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.27%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 12 (27.27%) SAN
2 4 (9.09%) NAS
3 3 (6.82%) LAN
3 3 (6.82%) HTTP
3 3 (6.82%) SSL
4 2 (4.55%) WAN
4 2 (4.55%) Network Security
5 1 (2.27%) VoIP
5 1 (2.27%) WLAN
5 1 (2.27%) DMZ
5 1 (2.27%) Internet
5 1 (2.27%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.82%) Oracle Database
2 2 (4.55%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (4.55%) Fiddler
1 2 (4.55%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 1 (2.27%) Telecoms
1 1 (2.27%) Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (20.45%) Systems Engineer
1 9 (20.45%) Monitoring Engineer
1 9 (20.45%) Systems Monitoring Engineer
2 4 (9.09%) Operations Manager
2 4 (9.09%) Consultant
2 4 (9.09%) 3rd Line Support
3 3 (6.82%) Systems Administrator
3 3 (6.82%) Administrator
3 3 (6.82%) Infrastructure Manager
3 3 (6.82%) IT Operations Manager
4 2 (4.55%) IT Infrastructure Manager
4 2 (4.55%) Technical Consultant
4 2 (4.55%) Support Engineer
4 2 (4.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (2.27%) Technical Specialist
5 1 (2.27%) Technical Engineer
5 1 (2.27%) Infrastructure Specialist
5 1 (2.27%) Applications Support
5 1 (2.27%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 1 (2.27%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (9.09%) Application Packaging
2 2 (4.55%) .NET
2 2 (4.55%) ASP.NET
2 2 (4.55%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (20.45%) Replication
1 9 (20.45%) CMDB
2 4 (9.09%) iPad
2 4 (9.09%) Clustering
3 3 (6.82%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.27%) Client/Server
4 1 (2.27%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 15 (34.09%) UNIX
2 10 (22.73%) Windows
3 5 (11.36%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (9.09%) Windows 7
4 4 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (6.82%) Windows 8
5 3 (6.82%) Linux
6 1 (2.27%) Windows NT
6 1 (2.27%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (2.27%) Apple iOS
6 1 (2.27%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (13.64%) Disaster Recovery
2 4 (9.09%) Business Continuity
2 4 (9.09%) Technical Architecture
2 4 (9.09%) Business Continuity Management
3 2 (4.55%) Performance Analysis
3 2 (4.55%) Server Monitoring
3 2 (4.55%) Coaching
3 2 (4.55%) ITIL V3
3 2 (4.55%) ITIL V2
3 2 (4.55%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (4.55%) Validation
3 2 (4.55%) ITIL
3 2 (4.55%) Configuration Management
4 1 (2.27%) Project Management
4 1 (2.27%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (2.27%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 16 (36.36%) VBScript
1 16 (36.36%) PowerShell
2 12 (27.27%) Perl
3 5 (11.36%) SQL
4 2 (4.55%) C
4 2 (4.55%) C#
4 2 (4.55%) VB
4 2 (4.55%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 18 (40.91%) SC Cleared
1 18 (40.91%) Security Cleared
2 5 (11.36%) Degree
3 3 (6.82%) CCNA
3 3 (6.82%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (4.55%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (4.55%) MCTS
4 2 (4.55%) MCSE
5 1 (2.27%) BC Cleared
System Software
1 15 (34.09%) Active Directory
2 10 (22.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (9.09%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (4.55%) Hyper-V
4 2 (4.55%) RACF
Systems Management
1 22 (50.00%) SCCM
2 13 (29.55%) Tivoli
3 4 (9.09%) SCSM
4 1 (2.27%) BMC PATROL
4 1 (2.27%) OpenView
Vendors
1 23 (52.27%) Microsoft
2 15 (34.09%) IBM
3 12 (27.27%) BMC
3 12 (27.27%) ArcSight
4 11 (25.00%) VMware
5 9 (20.45%) HP
6 6 (13.64%) Cisco
7 5 (11.36%) Oracle
8 4 (9.09%) Apple
9 2 (4.55%) NetApp
9 2 (4.55%) Citrix
10 1 (2.27%) Dell
10 1 (2.27%) EMC