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 31 March 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
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM)
Rank 178 158 147
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -11
Contract jobs citing SCOM 89 80 79
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.89% 0.86% 0.98%
As % of the Systems Management category 9.38% 10.35% 13.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 53 51
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£394 £338 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% +14.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £219 £126 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £481 £450 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £338 £296
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +14.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 7 5
Average hourly rate £55.65 £29.00 £41.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+91.89% -29.26%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £28.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-7.01% -1.72%
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
949 773 584
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 9.44% 8.29% 7.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 511 392 310
Average daily rate £375 £350 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £190 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 62 51
Average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.65 £16.50 £13.11
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £45.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £23.25 £20.25
% change year-on-year
-9.67% +14.81%

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 31 March 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 31 March 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 31 March 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 +6 28 £388 +10.71% 8
Surrey +1 18 £325 -10.95% 9
Hampshire -17 14 £348 +34.75% 7
West Sussex -8 13 £450 +20.00% 1
Buckinghamshire -2 8 £450 - 2
Oxfordshire - 6 £315 - 1
Kent -5 2 £450 +5.88%
East Sussex - - - - 1
SCOM
England

SCOM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 31 March 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.

1 106 (58.56%) Windows
2 95 (52.49%) Microsoft
3 92 (50.83%) SCCM
4 78 (43.09%) Active Directory
5 62 (34.25%) Windows Server 2008
6 49 (27.07%) SCSM
7 46 (25.41%) Security Cleared
8 45 (24.86%) ITIL
9 44 (24.31%) DNS
10 43 (23.76%) SQL
11 40 (22.10%) VMware
12 39 (21.55%) PowerShell
13 38 (20.99%) Windows Server 2003
14 36 (19.89%) DHCP
15 35 (19.34%) Microsoft Certification
16 33 (18.23%) Windows Server 2012
17 31 (17.13%) SCOrch
17 31 (17.13%) MCSE
17 31 (17.13%) Clustering
17 31 (17.13%) DV Cleared
18 27 (14.92%) SharePoint
18 27 (14.92%) VMware Infrastructure
19 25 (13.81%) Hyper-V
20 24 (13.26%) SAN
21 23 (12.71%) MS Exchange
21 23 (12.71%) Lync
22 22 (12.15%) Performance Monitoring
22 22 (12.15%) MS Excel
22 22 (12.15%) HP
23 21 (11.60%) Service Management

SCOM
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 27 (14.92%) SharePoint
2 23 (12.71%) MS Exchange
2 23 (12.71%) Lync
3 13 (7.18%) Exchange Server 2010
4 11 (6.08%) IIS
5 5 (2.76%) BizTalk Server
5 5 (2.76%) Exchange Server 2007
5 5 (2.76%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (1.66%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 3 (1.66%) IBM Notes
6 3 (1.66%) Documentum
7 2 (1.10%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.55%) Office Communications Server
8 1 (0.55%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.55%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 22 (12.15%) MS Excel
2 9 (4.97%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.55%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 12 (6.63%) Office 365
2 6 (3.31%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.55%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.55%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 44 (24.31%) DNS
2 36 (19.89%) DHCP
3 24 (13.26%) SAN
4 13 (7.18%) TCP/IP
5 9 (4.97%) Firewall
6 7 (3.87%) NAS
6 7 (3.87%) VoIP
7 6 (3.31%) WAN
7 6 (3.31%) Internet
8 5 (2.76%) VPN
9 3 (1.66%) Cisco IOS
9 3 (1.66%) Cisco ASA
9 3 (1.66%) Unified Communications
9 3 (1.66%) LAN
10 2 (1.10%) WLAN
10 2 (1.10%) Broadband
10 2 (1.10%) MPLS
10 2 (1.10%) BGP
10 2 (1.10%) EIGRP
10 2 (1.10%) TACACS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (9.94%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.31%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (2.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (2.21%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (1.66%) OLTP
4 3 (1.66%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.55%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.55%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 1 (0.55%) MSI
General
1 7 (3.87%) Finance
2 6 (3.31%) Retail
3 4 (2.21%) Banking
4 3 (1.66%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.10%) Legal
5 2 (1.10%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.55%) Advertising
6 1 (0.55%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 30 (16.57%) Support Engineer
2 27 (14.92%) Consultant
3 19 (10.50%) Administrator
4 16 (8.84%) 3rd Line Support
4 16 (8.84%) Systems Administrator
5 12 (6.63%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 11 (6.08%) Project Manager
7 10 (5.52%) Field Engineer
7 10 (5.52%) Operations Manager
7 10 (5.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 9 (4.97%) Systems Manager
8 9 (4.97%) Escalation Engineer
9 8 (4.42%) Windows Engineer
9 8 (4.42%) Wintel Engineer
10 6 (3.31%) Analyst
11 5 (2.76%) Systems Engineer
11 5 (2.76%) Server Engineer
12 4 (2.21%) SQL DBA
12 4 (2.21%) IT Support Engineer
12 4 (2.21%) Microsoft Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (6.08%) XML
2 3 (1.66%) Application Packaging
3 2 (1.10%) DCOM
4 1 (0.55%) Web Services
4 1 (0.55%) .NET Framework
4 1 (0.55%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 31 (17.13%) Clustering
2 10 (5.52%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (4.42%) Private Cloud
3 8 (4.42%) Video Conferencing
4 7 (3.87%) PKI
5 6 (3.31%) Blackberry
6 5 (2.76%) Client/Server
7 4 (2.21%) Replication
7 4 (2.21%) Mainframe
7 4 (2.21%) Enterprise Storage
8 3 (1.66%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.55%) Mathematics
9 1 (0.55%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.55%) User Experience
9 1 (0.55%) FMCG
9 1 (0.55%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 106 (58.56%) Windows
2 62 (34.25%) Windows Server 2008
3 38 (20.99%) Windows Server 2003
4 33 (18.23%) Windows Server 2012
5 16 (8.84%) UNIX
5 16 (8.84%) Windows XP
6 10 (5.52%) Windows 7
7 8 (4.42%) Windows 2000 Server
7 8 (4.42%) HPUX
8 7 (3.87%) Windows 2000
9 6 (3.31%) Windows NT
10 4 (2.21%) Linux
10 4 (2.21%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.55%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (24.86%) ITIL
2 22 (12.15%) Performance Monitoring
3 21 (11.60%) Service Management
4 16 (8.84%) Incident Management
5 15 (8.29%) Configuration Management
6 13 (7.18%) Capacity Management
7 12 (6.63%) Disaster Recovery
8 9 (4.97%) Change Management
8 9 (4.97%) Network Management
9 8 (4.42%) Customer Engagement
9 8 (4.42%) Service Delivery
9 8 (4.42%) Performance Tuning
10 7 (3.87%) Network Monitoring
10 7 (3.87%) Capacity Planning
11 6 (3.31%) Problem Management
11 6 (3.31%) Business Continuity
12 5 (2.76%) ITSM
13 4 (2.21%) Load Balancing
14 3 (1.66%) Performance Management
14 3 (1.66%) QMS
Programming Languages
1 43 (23.76%) SQL
2 39 (21.55%) PowerShell
3 20 (11.05%) VBScript
4 11 (6.08%) T-SQL
5 5 (2.76%) VB
6 4 (2.21%) C#
6 4 (2.21%) C++
Qualifications
1 46 (25.41%) Security Cleared
2 35 (19.34%) Microsoft Certification
3 31 (17.13%) MCSE
3 31 (17.13%) DV Cleared
4 21 (11.60%) SC Cleared
5 18 (9.94%) MCP
6 15 (8.29%) Degree
7 9 (4.97%) MCTS
8 8 (4.42%) MCITP
9 3 (1.66%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (1.10%) CCA
10 2 (1.10%) CCIE
10 2 (1.10%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.55%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
11 1 (0.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 1 (0.55%) CCNA
11 1 (0.55%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (6.08%) SLA
System Software
1 78 (43.09%) Active Directory
2 27 (14.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (13.81%) Hyper-V
4 8 (4.42%) ISA Server
4 8 (4.42%) UAG
5 7 (3.87%) VMware ESX
6 6 (3.31%) Microsoft App-V
6 6 (3.31%) vSphere
7 4 (2.21%) Terminal Services
7 4 (2.21%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 3 (1.66%) DFS Replication
8 3 (1.66%) XenApp
9 2 (1.10%) XenServer
9 2 (1.10%) Forefront TMG
9 2 (1.10%) Firmware
10 1 (0.55%) VMware GSX
10 1 (0.55%) VMware Workstation
10 1 (0.55%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 92 (50.83%) SCCM
2 49 (27.07%) SCSM
3 31 (17.13%) SCOrch
4 17 (9.39%) WMI
5 14 (7.73%) SCVMM
6 9 (4.97%) MOM
7 8 (4.42%) SCDPM
8 6 (3.31%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 5 (2.76%) HP Data Protector
10 4 (2.21%) BladeLogic
10 4 (2.21%) WSUS
11 3 (1.66%) NetBackup
11 3 (1.66%) BMC PATROL
11 3 (1.66%) Forefront Identity Manager
12 2 (1.10%) SolarWinds Orion
12 2 (1.10%) McAfee ePO
12 2 (1.10%) SAP Afaria
12 2 (1.10%) Backup Exec
13 1 (0.55%) Nagios
13 1 (0.55%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 95 (52.49%) Microsoft
2 40 (22.10%) VMware
3 22 (12.15%) HP
4 15 (8.29%) Citrix
5 11 (6.08%) Cisco
6 7 (3.87%) NetApp
7 6 (3.31%) BMC
7 6 (3.31%) 3PAR
8 5 (2.76%) SolarWinds
8 5 (2.76%) Intel
9 4 (2.21%) Dell
9 4 (2.21%) EMC
10 3 (1.66%) Lotus
10 3 (1.66%) Symantec
10 3 (1.66%) IronPort
10 3 (1.66%) AppSense
10 3 (1.66%) McAfee
10 3 (1.66%) Lumension
11 2 (1.10%) Riverbed
11 2 (1.10%) Remedy
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