The table below looks at the statistics for SCOM skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SCOM over the 3 months to 24 April 2015 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 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM)
Rank 174 176 136
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -40
Contract jobs citing SCOM 82 73 101
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.82% 0.77% 1.19%
As % of the Systems Management category 8.70% 8.53% 15.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 52 63
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£414 £331 £296
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.83% +11.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £262 £172 £227
10% offered a daily rate of more than £486 £435 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 6
Average hourly rate £30.00 £28.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -18.57%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £29.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-18.96% -10.76%
SCOM
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Systems Management category in contract jobs advertised in the South East region.

Systems Management Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
943 856 656
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 9.42% 9.05% 7.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 528 436 349
Average daily rate £375 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £190 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 54 51
Average hourly rate £20.00 £26.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.07% +15.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £14.70 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £45.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.19 £25.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-19.26% +25.00%

SCOM
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SCOM across the South East region as a proportion of the total demand within the Systems Management category.

SCOM Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

SCOM
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SCOM across the South East region.

SCOM Daily Rate Trend in the South East

SCOM
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SCOM across the South East region over the 3 months to 24 April 2015.

SCOM Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

SCOM
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SCOM across the South East region.

SCOM Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

SCOM
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SCOM within the South East region over the 3 months to 24 April 2015. 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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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
Surrey +12 25 £438 +23.23% 6
Berkshire -9 18 £381 +36.16% 9
Hampshire -18 15 £362 +60.66% 6
West Sussex -9 13 £450 +20.00% 1
Buckinghamshire +2 7 £450 - 1
Oxfordshire -18 3 £375 +87.50%
Kent -5 1 - - 1
SCOM
England

SCOM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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.

1 100 (59.17%) Windows
2 94 (55.62%) Microsoft
3 83 (49.11%) SCCM
4 70 (41.42%) Active Directory
5 57 (33.73%) Windows Server 2008
6 54 (31.95%) SCSM
7 45 (26.63%) Security Cleared
8 41 (24.26%) DNS
8 41 (24.26%) ITIL
9 40 (23.67%) VMware
10 39 (23.08%) PowerShell
10 39 (23.08%) SQL
11 36 (21.30%) Windows Server 2003
11 36 (21.30%) SCOrch
12 35 (20.71%) DHCP
13 32 (18.93%) Microsoft Certification
14 29 (17.16%) MCSE
14 29 (17.16%) DV Cleared
14 29 (17.16%) Windows Server 2012
15 28 (16.57%) SharePoint
16 27 (15.98%) Clustering
17 26 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
18 23 (13.61%) SC Cleared
18 23 (13.61%) Performance Monitoring
19 22 (13.02%) Lync
19 22 (13.02%) SAN
19 22 (13.02%) MS Excel
20 21 (12.43%) HP
20 21 (12.43%) MS Exchange
20 21 (12.43%) Hyper-V

SCOM
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 28 (16.57%) SharePoint
2 22 (13.02%) Lync
3 21 (12.43%) MS Exchange
4 11 (6.51%) Exchange Server 2010
5 8 (4.73%) IIS
6 6 (3.55%) Exchange Server 2013
7 5 (2.96%) BizTalk Server
8 3 (1.78%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 3 (1.78%) IBM Notes
8 3 (1.78%) Documentum
8 3 (1.78%) Exchange Server 2007
9 2 (1.18%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (1.18%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.59%) JBoss
10 1 (0.59%) Office Communications Server
10 1 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (0.59%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (0.59%) WebSphere
Applications
1 22 (13.02%) MS Excel
2 7 (4.14%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.18%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.59%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.55%) Office 365
1 6 (3.55%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (2.96%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.18%) Mimecast
4 1 (0.59%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 41 (24.26%) DNS
2 35 (20.71%) DHCP
3 22 (13.02%) SAN
4 10 (5.92%) TCP/IP
4 10 (5.92%) Firewall
5 7 (4.14%) VoIP
6 6 (3.55%) NAS
6 6 (3.55%) WAN
7 5 (2.96%) VPN
8 3 (1.78%) Unified Communications
8 3 (1.78%) LAN
8 3 (1.78%) Cisco ASA
8 3 (1.78%) Cisco IOS
9 2 (1.18%) VPLS
9 2 (1.18%) xDSL
9 2 (1.18%) Reverse Proxy
9 2 (1.18%) WLAN
9 2 (1.18%) Internet
9 2 (1.18%) BGP
9 2 (1.18%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (8.28%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 4 (2.37%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (2.37%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (1.18%) OLTP
4 1 (0.59%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.59%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.59%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (0.59%) DB2
4 1 (0.59%) MySQL
4 1 (0.59%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 1 (0.59%) MSI
General
1 8 (4.73%) Finance
2 6 (3.55%) Retail
3 4 (2.37%) Banking
4 3 (1.78%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.18%) Legal
6 1 (0.59%) Advertising
6 1 (0.59%) Publishing
6 1 (0.59%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 30 (17.75%) Support Engineer
2 27 (15.98%) Consultant
3 22 (13.02%) Administrator
4 19 (11.24%) Systems Administrator
5 16 (9.47%) 3rd Line Support
6 12 (7.10%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 10 (5.92%) Field Engineer
7 10 (5.92%) Operations Manager
8 9 (5.33%) Systems Manager
8 9 (5.33%) Escalation Engineer
9 8 (4.73%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 8 (4.73%) Windows Engineer
9 8 (4.73%) Wintel Engineer
10 7 (4.14%) Systems Engineer
10 7 (4.14%) Analyst
11 6 (3.55%) Developer
12 4 (2.37%) Microsoft Consultant
12 4 (2.37%) Team Leader
12 4 (2.37%) Server Engineer
12 4 (2.37%) Windows Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (6.51%) XML
2 3 (1.78%) Application Packaging
3 2 (1.18%) .NET Framework
3 2 (1.18%) .NET
4 1 (0.59%) Middleware
4 1 (0.59%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 27 (15.98%) Clustering
2 8 (4.73%) Private Cloud
2 8 (4.73%) Video Conferencing
3 7 (4.14%) Client/Server
3 7 (4.14%) PKI
3 7 (4.14%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (3.55%) Blackberry
5 5 (2.96%) Enterprise Storage
6 4 (2.37%) Replication
6 4 (2.37%) Mainframe
6 4 (2.37%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.59%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.59%) User Experience
7 1 (0.59%) FMCG
7 1 (0.59%) iPhone
7 1 (0.59%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.59%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.59%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 100 (59.17%) Windows
2 57 (33.73%) Windows Server 2008
3 36 (21.30%) Windows Server 2003
4 29 (17.16%) Windows Server 2012
5 17 (10.06%) UNIX
6 15 (8.88%) Windows XP
7 9 (5.33%) Windows 7
8 7 (4.14%) HPUX
8 7 (4.14%) Windows 2000 Server
9 6 (3.55%) Windows 2000
10 5 (2.96%) Linux
10 5 (2.96%) Windows NT
11 4 (2.37%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.59%) AIX
12 1 (0.59%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (24.26%) ITIL
2 23 (13.61%) Performance Monitoring
3 16 (9.47%) Service Management
4 15 (8.88%) Configuration Management
4 15 (8.88%) Incident Management
5 14 (8.28%) Capacity Management
6 9 (5.33%) Disaster Recovery
6 9 (5.33%) Performance Tuning
7 8 (4.73%) Network Management
7 8 (4.73%) Customer Engagement
7 8 (4.73%) Service Delivery
7 8 (4.73%) Change Management
8 7 (4.14%) Network Monitoring
9 6 (3.55%) Problem Management
10 4 (2.37%) CRM
10 4 (2.37%) Project Management
11 3 (1.78%) Root Cause Analysis
11 3 (1.78%) ITSM
11 3 (1.78%) Data Protection
11 3 (1.78%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 39 (23.08%) PowerShell
1 39 (23.08%) SQL
2 19 (11.24%) VBScript
3 7 (4.14%) T-SQL
4 5 (2.96%) VB
5 4 (2.37%) C#
5 4 (2.37%) C++
6 1 (0.59%) Java
Qualifications
1 45 (26.63%) Security Cleared
2 32 (18.93%) Microsoft Certification
3 29 (17.16%) MCSE
3 29 (17.16%) DV Cleared
4 23 (13.61%) SC Cleared
5 15 (8.88%) MCP
6 14 (8.28%) Degree
7 8 (4.73%) MCITP
7 8 (4.73%) MCTS
8 3 (1.78%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (1.18%) CCA
9 2 (1.18%) CCIE
9 2 (1.18%) HND
10 1 (0.59%) CCNA
10 1 (0.59%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (0.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (5.33%) SLA
2 1 (0.59%) COBIT
System Software
1 70 (41.42%) Active Directory
2 26 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (12.43%) Hyper-V
4 8 (4.73%) UAG
5 6 (3.55%) Microsoft App-V
5 6 (3.55%) VMware ESX
5 6 (3.55%) vSphere
5 6 (3.55%) ISA Server
6 3 (1.78%) Terminal Services
6 3 (1.78%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 3 (1.78%) DFS Replication
7 2 (1.18%) Firmware
8 1 (0.59%) XenApp
8 1 (0.59%) XenServer
8 1 (0.59%) Forefront TMG
8 1 (0.59%) VMware GSX
8 1 (0.59%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 83 (49.11%) SCCM
2 54 (31.95%) SCSM
3 36 (21.30%) SCOrch
4 15 (8.88%) SCVMM
4 15 (8.88%) WMI
5 9 (5.33%) MOM
5 9 (5.33%) SCDPM
6 5 (2.96%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 5 (2.96%) WSUS
7 4 (2.37%) NetBackup
7 4 (2.37%) SolarWinds Orion
7 4 (2.37%) HP Data Protector
7 4 (2.37%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 3 (1.78%) BMC PATROL
8 3 (1.78%) Backup Exec
8 3 (1.78%) BladeLogic
9 2 (1.18%) McAfee ePO
9 2 (1.18%) Tivoli
9 2 (1.18%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 2 (1.18%) SAP Afaria
Vendors
1 94 (55.62%) Microsoft
2 40 (23.67%) VMware
3 21 (12.43%) HP
4 13 (7.69%) Citrix
5 12 (7.10%) Cisco
6 7 (4.14%) NetApp
6 7 (4.14%) 3PAR
7 6 (3.55%) SolarWinds
7 6 (3.55%) BMC
8 4 (2.37%) Dell
8 4 (2.37%) EMC
8 4 (2.37%) Intel
9 3 (1.78%) Lumension
9 3 (1.78%) Symantec
9 3 (1.78%) Remedy
9 3 (1.78%) McAfee
9 3 (1.78%) Veritas
9 3 (1.78%) Lotus
9 3 (1.78%) AppSense
10 2 (1.18%) Riverbed
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