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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM)
Rank 151 168 162
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -6
Contract jobs citing SCOM 89 67 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.95% 0.81% 0.79%
As % of the Systems Management category 9.31% 9.99% 9.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 42 21
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£400 £363 £283
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.26% +28.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £204 £262 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £330 £320
% change year-on-year
+21.21% +3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 19
Average hourly rate £55.65 £25.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+122.60% -33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.76 £22.40 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.66 £31.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -11.29%
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
956 671 600
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 10.24% 8.06% 7.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 480 328 302
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £249 £250 £237
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £330 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.84% -5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 47 64
Average hourly rate £19.25 £21.00 £25.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -17.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £15.60 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £31.50 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £21.00 £25.25
% change year-on-year
+2.38% -16.83%

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 30 January 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SCOM across the South East region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

SCOM Hourly Rate Histogram 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 30 January 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
Berkshire +34 48 £400 - 9
Surrey -13 14 £375 +25.00% 1
Buckinghamshire - 10 £234 - 2
Hampshire -35 7 £300 -25.46% 6
Oxfordshire - 6 £315 - 1
Kent -7 2 £450 +52.54%
West Sussex - 1 £350 - 1
East Sussex - - - -
SCOM
England

SCOM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

1 110 (59.78%) Windows
2 92 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 80 (43.48%) Active Directory
4 79 (42.93%) SCCM
5 62 (33.70%) SQL
6 48 (26.09%) Microsoft Certification
6 48 (26.09%) PowerShell
7 47 (25.54%) Windows Server 2008
7 47 (25.54%) VMware
8 45 (24.46%) ITIL
9 41 (22.28%) SCSM
10 40 (21.74%) Security Cleared
11 39 (21.20%) Clustering
12 37 (20.11%) SQL Server
12 37 (20.11%) DNS
12 37 (20.11%) Windows Server 2003
13 34 (18.48%) MCSE
14 29 (15.76%) SAN
15 28 (15.22%) VMware Infrastructure
16 27 (14.67%) DHCP
16 27 (14.67%) MS Excel
17 26 (14.13%) SCOrch
18 25 (13.59%) Windows Server 2012
19 24 (13.04%) DV Cleared
19 24 (13.04%) Hyper-V
20 23 (12.50%) SC Cleared
20 23 (12.50%) VBScript
21 22 (11.96%) Citrix
21 22 (11.96%) Degree
22 21 (11.41%) ISA Server

SCOM
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 20 (10.87%) IIS
2 18 (9.78%) SharePoint
2 18 (9.78%) MS Exchange
3 14 (7.61%) Lync
4 11 (5.98%) Exchange Server 2010
5 9 (4.89%) BizTalk Server
6 3 (1.63%) Documentum
6 3 (1.63%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 3 (1.63%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (1.09%) IBM Notes
7 2 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (1.09%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.54%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.54%) Office Communications Server
8 1 (0.54%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 27 (14.67%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.72%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.09%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (1.09%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 12 (6.52%) Office 365
2 6 (3.26%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.54%) IaaS
3 1 (0.54%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 37 (20.11%) DNS
2 29 (15.76%) SAN
3 27 (14.67%) DHCP
4 10 (5.43%) NAS
5 8 (4.35%) Internet
5 8 (4.35%) WAN
6 5 (2.72%) LAN
6 5 (2.72%) TCP/IP
6 5 (2.72%) VPN
6 5 (2.72%) Firewall
7 4 (2.17%) Reverse Proxy
7 4 (2.17%) Cisco ASA
7 4 (2.17%) IPsec
7 4 (2.17%) Broadband
8 3 (1.63%) VoIP
8 3 (1.63%) Cisco IOS
9 2 (1.09%) Network Security
9 2 (1.09%) VPLS
9 2 (1.09%) VLAN
9 2 (1.09%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (20.11%) SQL Server
2 16 (8.70%) SQL Server 2008
3 15 (8.15%) SQL Server 2012
4 7 (3.80%) OLTP
5 4 (2.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (2.17%) SQL Server 2005
5 4 (2.17%) SQL Server 2000
6 3 (1.63%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (0.54%) MSI
General
1 20 (10.87%) Finance
2 6 (3.26%) Banking
3 3 (1.63%) Manufacturing
3 3 (1.63%) Retail
4 2 (1.09%) Legal
4 2 (1.09%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.54%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.54%) Retail Banking
5 1 (0.54%) Advertising
5 1 (0.54%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 27 (14.67%) Consultant
2 23 (12.50%) Administrator
3 17 (9.24%) Systems Administrator
4 16 (8.70%) SQL DBA
4 16 (8.70%) DBA
5 15 (8.15%) Support Engineer
6 13 (7.07%) Architect
7 12 (6.52%) Project Manager
8 11 (5.98%) 3rd Line Support
8 11 (5.98%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 11 (5.98%) SQL Server DBA
9 10 (5.43%) Operations Manager
9 10 (5.43%) Technical Architect
10 9 (4.89%) Escalation Engineer
10 9 (4.89%) Analyst
10 9 (4.89%) Field Engineer
10 9 (4.89%) Systems Manager
11 8 (4.35%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
12 6 (3.26%) Windows Administrator
12 6 (3.26%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (8.15%) XML
2 5 (2.72%) Application Packaging
3 2 (1.09%) DCOM
4 1 (0.54%) .NET
4 1 (0.54%) Web Services
4 1 (0.54%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 39 (21.20%) Clustering
2 7 (3.80%) Blackberry
2 7 (3.80%) Mainframe
3 6 (3.26%) Replication
3 6 (3.26%) PKI
3 6 (3.26%) Video Conferencing
3 6 (3.26%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (1.63%) Mathematics
4 3 (1.63%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.09%) AS400
5 2 (1.09%) Client/Server
5 2 (1.09%) iSeries
6 1 (0.54%) User Experience
6 1 (0.54%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (0.54%) Thin Client
6 1 (0.54%) iPhone
6 1 (0.54%) FMCG
6 1 (0.54%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 110 (59.78%) Windows
2 47 (25.54%) Windows Server 2008
3 37 (20.11%) Windows Server 2003
4 25 (13.59%) Windows Server 2012
5 18 (9.78%) UNIX
6 15 (8.15%) Windows XP
7 12 (6.52%) Windows 2000 Server
7 12 (6.52%) Windows 7
8 11 (5.98%) Windows NT
8 11 (5.98%) Windows 2000
9 3 (1.63%) Linux
10 2 (1.09%) AIX
10 2 (1.09%) VMS
10 2 (1.09%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.54%) HPUX
11 1 (0.54%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (24.46%) ITIL
2 20 (10.87%) Capacity Planning
2 20 (10.87%) Service Management
3 18 (9.78%) Disaster Recovery
4 17 (9.24%) Incident Management
4 17 (9.24%) Performance Monitoring
5 15 (8.15%) Performance Tuning
6 13 (7.07%) Change Management
6 13 (7.07%) Load Balancing
7 12 (6.52%) Migration
7 12 (6.52%) Configuration Management
7 12 (6.52%) Capacity Management
8 8 (4.35%) Network Management
8 8 (4.35%) Customer Engagement
9 7 (3.80%) Business Continuity
10 6 (3.26%) Problem Management
10 6 (3.26%) Service Delivery
10 6 (3.26%) Root Cause Analysis
11 5 (2.72%) Network Monitoring
11 5 (2.72%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 62 (33.70%) SQL
2 48 (26.09%) PowerShell
3 23 (12.50%) VBScript
4 16 (8.70%) T-SQL
5 8 (4.35%) VB
6 4 (2.17%) C#
6 4 (2.17%) C++
7 2 (1.09%) C
Qualifications
1 48 (26.09%) Microsoft Certification
2 40 (21.74%) Security Cleared
3 34 (18.48%) MCSE
4 24 (13.04%) DV Cleared
5 23 (12.50%) SC Cleared
6 22 (11.96%) Degree
7 16 (8.70%) MCTS
7 16 (8.70%) MCP
8 8 (4.35%) MCITP
9 2 (1.09%) CCIE
9 2 (1.09%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (1.09%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.54%) CCA
10 1 (0.54%) Citrix Certification
10 1 (0.54%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (0.54%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (7.61%) SLA
System Software
1 80 (43.48%) Active Directory
2 28 (15.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (13.04%) Hyper-V
4 21 (11.41%) ISA Server
5 16 (8.70%) VMware ESX
6 15 (8.15%) UAG
7 10 (5.43%) XenDesktop
7 10 (5.43%) Forefront TMG
8 9 (4.89%) Terminal Services
9 8 (4.35%) Microsoft App-V
9 8 (4.35%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 6 (3.26%) XenApp
11 5 (2.72%) vSphere
12 2 (1.09%) XenServer
12 2 (1.09%) Firmware
12 2 (1.09%) DFS Replication
12 2 (1.09%) VMware ESXi
13 1 (0.54%) VMware Workstation
13 1 (0.54%) VMware GSX
Systems Management
1 79 (42.93%) SCCM
2 41 (22.28%) SCSM
3 26 (14.13%) SCOrch
4 17 (9.24%) WMI
5 11 (5.98%) MOM
6 9 (4.89%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 8 (4.35%) BladeLogic
8 7 (3.80%) SolarWinds Orion
8 7 (3.80%) BMC PATROL
8 7 (3.80%) NetBackup
9 6 (3.26%) SCVMM
9 6 (3.26%) SCDPM
10 4 (2.17%) SAP Afaria
11 3 (1.63%) McAfee ePO
11 3 (1.63%) WSUS
11 3 (1.63%) Backup Exec
12 2 (1.09%) HP Data Protector
12 2 (1.09%) Control-M
12 2 (1.09%) HP SIM
12 2 (1.09%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 92 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 47 (25.54%) VMware
3 22 (11.96%) Citrix
4 21 (11.41%) SolarWinds
5 19 (10.33%) HP
6 15 (8.15%) BMC
7 13 (7.07%) Intel
8 10 (5.43%) Cisco
9 9 (4.89%) F5
10 6 (3.26%) Dell
10 6 (3.26%) EMC
11 5 (2.72%) Lumension
11 5 (2.72%) IronPort
12 4 (2.17%) AppSense
12 4 (2.17%) Veeam
12 4 (2.17%) Symantec
12 4 (2.17%) McAfee
12 4 (2.17%) CommVault
13 3 (1.63%) Juniper
14 2 (1.09%) Blue Coat
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