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 1 June 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
1 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM)
Rank 156 179 111
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -68
Contract jobs citing SCOM 94 53 133
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.04% 0.60% 1.65%
As % of the Systems Management category 11.22% 6.74% 17.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 36 68
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£349 £363 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.72% +7.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £185 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £462 £450 £386
UK excluding London average daily rate £339 £333 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.72% +2.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 5
Average hourly rate £30.00 £29.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.84 £30.25 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-27.79% +10.00%
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
838 786 781
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 9.24% 8.87% 9.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 497 397 408
Average daily rate £388 £350 £341
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% +2.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £200 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £458 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 36 50
Average hourly rate £22.00 £26.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.98% +17.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.85 £13.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £47.25 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.19 £21.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-3.88% +5.00%

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 1 June 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 1 June 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 +28 31 £438 +22.37% 4
Hampshire +13 22 £338 +14.37% 3
Buckinghamshire +9 17 £450 - 2
Berkshire +1 12 £381 -12.35% 5
Oxfordshire -12 6 £288 +43.75% 1
West Sussex -16 6 £273 -29.67%
SCOM
England

SCOM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 1 June 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.

1 111 (64.16%) Windows
2 108 (62.43%) Microsoft
3 90 (52.02%) SCCM
4 72 (41.62%) Active Directory
5 65 (37.57%) Windows Server 2008
6 63 (36.42%) VMware
7 58 (33.53%) Security Cleared
8 50 (28.90%) PowerShell
9 48 (27.75%) DNS
10 46 (26.59%) SQL
11 43 (24.86%) ITIL
11 43 (24.86%) SCSM
12 40 (23.12%) VMware Infrastructure
13 39 (22.54%) Windows Server 2003
14 37 (21.39%) SC Cleared
14 37 (21.39%) Hyper-V
15 35 (20.23%) Clustering
15 35 (20.23%) SharePoint
15 35 (20.23%) Microsoft Certification
16 33 (19.08%) DHCP
17 32 (18.50%) HP
18 30 (17.34%) SCOrch
18 30 (17.34%) Windows Server 2012
19 29 (16.76%) Lync
19 29 (16.76%) MCSE
20 28 (16.18%) MS Exchange
20 28 (16.18%) DV Cleared
21 26 (15.03%) SAN
22 25 (14.45%) SQL Server
23 24 (13.87%) Incident Management

SCOM
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 1 June 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 35 (20.23%) SharePoint
2 29 (16.76%) Lync
3 28 (16.18%) MS Exchange
4 15 (8.67%) Exchange Server 2010
5 10 (5.78%) Exchange Server 2013
6 8 (4.62%) IIS
7 5 (2.89%) Exchange Server 2007
8 3 (1.73%) IBM Notes
8 3 (1.73%) Documentum
9 2 (1.16%) JBoss
9 2 (1.16%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (1.16%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 2 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2003
9 2 (1.16%) WebSphere
9 2 (1.16%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.58%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.58%) Office Communications Server
10 1 (0.58%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 23 (13.29%) MS Excel
2 8 (4.62%) MS Office
3 1 (0.58%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 9 (5.20%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.16%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (1.16%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.58%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.58%) SAP CCM
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.89%) Office 365
1 5 (2.89%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.73%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.16%) Mimecast
3 2 (1.16%) IaaS
4 1 (0.58%) PaaS
4 1 (0.58%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 48 (27.75%) DNS
2 33 (19.08%) DHCP
3 26 (15.03%) SAN
4 16 (9.25%) TCP/IP
5 13 (7.51%) Firewall
6 7 (4.05%) WAN
7 6 (3.47%) VoIP
7 6 (3.47%) VPN
7 6 (3.47%) NetScaler
7 6 (3.47%) Fibre Channel
8 5 (2.89%) FCoE
8 5 (2.89%) Network Security
9 4 (2.31%) LAN
10 3 (1.73%) Cisco Nexus
10 3 (1.73%) Cisco ASA
10 3 (1.73%) NAS
10 3 (1.73%) Cisco IOS
10 3 (1.73%) MPLS
11 2 (1.16%) WLAN
11 2 (1.16%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (14.45%) SQL Server
2 11 (6.36%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (3.47%) MySQL
4 5 (2.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (2.31%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.16%) OLTP
6 2 (1.16%) DB2
6 2 (1.16%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (1.16%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.58%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.58%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.58%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 1 (0.58%) MSI
General
1 7 (4.05%) Finance
2 6 (3.47%) Retail
3 3 (1.73%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.16%) Banking
5 1 (0.58%) Billing
5 1 (0.58%) Advertising
5 1 (0.58%) Legal
5 1 (0.58%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 34 (19.65%) Support Engineer
2 25 (14.45%) 3rd Line Support
3 23 (13.29%) Administrator
4 21 (12.14%) Systems Administrator
5 17 (9.83%) Consultant
6 16 (9.25%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 15 (8.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 11 (6.36%) Analyst
9 10 (5.78%) Wintel Engineer
10 8 (4.62%) Windows Engineer
11 7 (4.05%) Field Engineer
11 7 (4.05%) Architect
12 6 (3.47%) Developer
13 5 (2.89%) Server Engineer
13 5 (2.89%) Systems Manager
13 5 (2.89%) Systems Engineer
13 5 (2.89%) Operations Manager
14 4 (2.31%) Technical Architect
14 4 (2.31%) Team Leader
14 4 (2.31%) Microsoft Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (4.05%) XML
2 4 (2.31%) X-Windows
3 3 (1.73%) .NET
4 2 (1.16%) Middleware
4 2 (1.16%) Application Packaging
4 2 (1.16%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 35 (20.23%) Clustering
2 24 (13.87%) Data Centre
3 9 (5.20%) Client/Server
4 8 (4.62%) PKI
4 8 (4.62%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (2.89%) Enterprise Storage
5 5 (2.89%) Private Cloud
5 5 (2.89%) Replication
5 5 (2.89%) Video Conferencing
5 5 (2.89%) Blackberry
6 4 (2.31%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.16%) Mainframe
7 2 (1.16%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.16%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.58%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (0.58%) User Experience
8 1 (0.58%) FMCG
8 1 (0.58%) Web 2.0
8 1 (0.58%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 111 (64.16%) Windows
2 65 (37.57%) Windows Server 2008
3 39 (22.54%) Windows Server 2003
4 30 (17.34%) Windows Server 2012
5 15 (8.67%) UNIX
6 14 (8.09%) Windows XP
7 11 (6.36%) Windows 7
8 9 (5.20%) Linux
9 7 (4.05%) HPUX
10 5 (2.89%) Windows 8
11 4 (2.31%) Windows 2000 Server
12 3 (1.73%) Windows 2000
13 2 (1.16%) AIX
13 2 (1.16%) Windows NT
14 1 (0.58%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (24.86%) ITIL
2 24 (13.87%) Incident Management
3 18 (10.40%) Capacity Management
4 17 (9.83%) Performance Monitoring
4 17 (9.83%) Configuration Management
5 12 (6.94%) Service Management
6 11 (6.36%) CRM
7 10 (5.78%) Performance Tuning
8 8 (4.62%) Change Management
9 7 (4.05%) Patch Management
9 7 (4.05%) Migration
9 7 (4.05%) Disaster Recovery
9 7 (4.05%) Service Delivery
10 6 (3.47%) Problem Management
10 6 (3.47%) Network Management
10 6 (3.47%) Capacity Planning
10 6 (3.47%) High Availability
11 5 (2.89%) Root Cause Analysis
11 5 (2.89%) Customer Engagement
11 5 (2.89%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 50 (28.90%) PowerShell
2 46 (26.59%) SQL
3 19 (10.98%) VBScript
4 9 (5.20%) T-SQL
5 5 (2.89%) VB
6 2 (1.16%) Java
7 1 (0.58%) C#
Qualifications
1 58 (33.53%) Security Cleared
2 37 (21.39%) SC Cleared
3 35 (20.23%) Microsoft Certification
4 29 (16.76%) MCSE
5 28 (16.18%) DV Cleared
6 11 (6.36%) MCP
6 11 (6.36%) Degree
7 8 (4.62%) MCTS
8 7 (4.05%) MCITP
9 6 (3.47%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 5 (2.89%) VCP4
10 5 (2.89%) Cisco Certification
11 4 (2.31%) HND
12 3 (1.73%) CCNA
13 2 (1.16%) CCA
13 2 (1.16%) CCIE
13 2 (1.16%) MCSA
14 1 (0.58%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
14 1 (0.58%) ISEB Practitioner
14 1 (0.58%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (5.20%) SLA
2 2 (1.16%) COBIT
System Software
1 72 (41.62%) Active Directory
2 40 (23.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 37 (21.39%) Hyper-V
4 18 (10.40%) vSphere
5 12 (6.94%) UAG
6 6 (3.47%) XenApp
7 5 (2.89%) Microsoft App-V
8 3 (1.73%) DFS Replication
8 3 (1.73%) VMware ESX
8 3 (1.73%) ISA Server
9 2 (1.16%) Firmware
9 2 (1.16%) XenServer
10 1 (0.58%) Forefront TMG
10 1 (0.58%) VMware Workstation
10 1 (0.58%) VMware GSX
Systems Management
1 90 (52.02%) SCCM
2 43 (24.86%) SCSM
3 30 (17.34%) SCOrch
4 18 (10.40%) SCVMM
5 15 (8.67%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 9 (5.20%) WSUS
6 9 (5.20%) WMI
7 8 (4.62%) NetBackup
7 8 (4.62%) SCDPM
8 7 (4.05%) MOM
8 7 (4.05%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 6 (3.47%) Backup Exec
10 5 (2.89%) vMotion
10 5 (2.89%) OVSD
10 5 (2.89%) Tivoli
10 5 (2.89%) OpenView
11 4 (2.31%) HP Data Protector
11 4 (2.31%) SAP Afaria
11 4 (2.31%) SolarWinds Orion
12 3 (1.73%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 108 (62.43%) Microsoft
2 63 (36.42%) VMware
3 32 (18.50%) HP
4 18 (10.40%) Citrix
5 15 (8.67%) Cisco
6 12 (6.94%) 3PAR
7 8 (4.62%) NetApp
8 6 (3.47%) BMC
8 6 (3.47%) Sophos
8 6 (3.47%) SolarWinds
9 5 (2.89%) McAfee
9 5 (2.89%) Veritas
9 5 (2.89%) Dell
10 4 (2.31%) EMC
10 4 (2.31%) IBM
10 4 (2.31%) Symantec
11 3 (1.73%) Lumension
11 3 (1.73%) AppSense
11 3 (1.73%) Remedy
11 3 (1.73%) Lotus
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