The first table below looks at the demand 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 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Systems Management category for the Scotland region.

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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM)
Rank 117 101 108
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +7
Contract jobs citing SCOM 17 9 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.62% 0.36% 0.11%
As % of the Systems Management category 7.94% 5.66% 1.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 4 2
Average daily rate
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£341 £288 £195
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.69% +47.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £275 £179
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £318 £211
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £340 £360
% change year-on-year
-4.41% -5.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £31.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-19.35% +3.33%
Systems Management Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
214 159 196
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 7.79% 6.45% 7.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 124 75 82
Average daily rate £325 £345 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.79% +6.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £225 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
-0.73% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 4 8
Average hourly rate £27.50 £15.89 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+73.11% -9.22%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.06 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-6.69% +22.85%
SCOM
UK

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 29 July 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 29 July 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
Glasgow -12 2 - - 6
Stirling - - - -
Aberdeen - - - -
SCOM
UK

SCOM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 14 (58.33%) Perl
1 14 (58.33%) UNIX
2 13 (54.17%) Microsoft
3 12 (50.00%) IBM
3 12 (50.00%) PowerShell
4 11 (45.83%) HP
5 10 (41.67%) Tivoli
5 10 (41.67%) VBScript
5 10 (41.67%) BMC
5 10 (41.67%) Hyper-V
5 10 (41.67%) ArcSight
6 9 (37.50%) Windows
7 8 (33.33%) VMware
8 7 (29.17%) CMDB
8 7 (29.17%) Security Cleared
9 6 (25.00%) SC Cleared
10 5 (20.83%) VMware Infrastructure
10 5 (20.83%) SCCM
11 4 (16.67%) SUSE
11 4 (16.67%) Korn
11 4 (16.67%) Marketing
11 4 (16.67%) Banking
11 4 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
11 4 (16.67%) Red Hat
11 4 (16.67%) AIX
11 4 (16.67%) Linux
11 4 (16.67%) WAN
11 4 (16.67%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 4 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
11 4 (16.67%) SAN

SCOM
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 2 (8.33%) Oracle HTTP Server
2 1 (4.17%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (12.50%) MS Office
1 3 (12.50%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (16.67%) WAN
1 4 (16.67%) SAN
2 3 (12.50%) WAAS
2 3 (12.50%) VPN
3 2 (8.33%) HTTP
3 2 (8.33%) LAN
4 1 (4.17%) VoIP
4 1 (4.17%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.33%) MySQL
1 2 (8.33%) SQL Server
1 2 (8.33%) Oracle8/8i Database
1 2 (8.33%) Oracle9i Database
1 2 (8.33%) Oracle Database 10g
1 2 (8.33%) SQL Server 2000
1 2 (8.33%) SQL Server 2005
1 2 (8.33%) Oracle Database 11g
1 2 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (8.33%) Oracle Exadata
1 2 (8.33%) SQL Server 2012
1 2 (8.33%) Oracle Database
General
1 4 (16.67%) Banking
1 4 (16.67%) Marketing
2 2 (8.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (33.33%) Systems Engineer
2 6 (25.00%) Monitoring Engineer
2 6 (25.00%) Systems Monitoring Engineer
3 4 (16.67%) Linux Engineer
3 4 (16.67%) Consultant
4 3 (12.50%) Network Support
5 2 (8.33%) Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) Oracle DBA
5 2 (8.33%) DBA
5 2 (8.33%) AIX Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) SCCM Consultant
6 1 (4.17%) Service Desk Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Support Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Technical Support
6 1 (4.17%) Support Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Service Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) 2nd Line Support
6 1 (4.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Design Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 7 (29.17%) CMDB
2 1 (4.17%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 14 (58.33%) UNIX
2 9 (37.50%) Windows
3 4 (16.67%) AIX
3 4 (16.67%) Linux
3 4 (16.67%) SUSE
3 4 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (12.50%) Windows 7
5 2 (8.33%) Windows 8
6 1 (4.17%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (12.50%) ITIL
3 2 (8.33%) Project Management
3 2 (8.33%) Validation
3 2 (8.33%) Migration
3 2 (8.33%) Software Distribution
3 2 (8.33%) Performance Monitoring
3 2 (8.33%) Server Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 14 (58.33%) Perl
2 12 (50.00%) PowerShell
3 10 (41.67%) VBScript
4 4 (16.67%) Korn
4 4 (16.67%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 7 (29.17%) Security Cleared
2 6 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 4 (16.67%) CCNA
3 4 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (8.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (4.17%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.33%) COBIT
System Software
1 10 (41.67%) Hyper-V
2 5 (20.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (16.67%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (8.33%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (4.17%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 10 (41.67%) Tivoli
2 5 (20.83%) SCCM
3 4 (16.67%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 4 (16.67%) nmon
4 2 (8.33%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 2 (8.33%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 13 (54.17%) Microsoft
2 12 (50.00%) IBM
3 11 (45.83%) HP
4 10 (41.67%) BMC
4 10 (41.67%) ArcSight
5 8 (33.33%) VMware
6 4 (16.67%) Red Hat
6 4 (16.67%) Cisco
7 2 (8.33%) Oracle
8 1 (4.17%) Citrix
8 1 (4.17%) Apple