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 October 2014 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 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM)
Rank 151 143 226
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +83
Contract jobs citing SCOM 103 90 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.06% 1.05% 0.31%
As % of the Systems Management category 10.46% 11.63% 4.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 62 20
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£371 £325 £274
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.23% +18.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £236 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £432
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 2 4
Average hourly rate £46.75 £18.35 £22.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+154.80% -17.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.83 £18.23 £19.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £18.47 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.50 £31.56 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+9.33% +5.18%
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
985 774 689
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 10.13% 9.00% 7.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 515 413 279
Average daily rate £369 £340 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.45% +4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £210 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 41 59
Average hourly rate £26.00 £21.92 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.64% +21.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £13.93 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £37.50 £28.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £23.20 £19.25
% change year-on-year
-5.17% +20.51%

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 October 2014.

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 24 October 2014.

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 24 October 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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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 -5 40 £383 +19.53% 2
Hampshire -2 17 £368 +10.52% 6
Berkshire -6 16 £400 +10.34% 6
Buckinghamshire -3 13 £398 +32.50% 2
Kent - 7 £356 -
Oxfordshire -6 5 £303 -6.92%
West Sussex -2 4 £338 -20.58% 1
Sussex - - - -
Middlesex - - - -
SCOM
England

SCOM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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 93 (65.49%) Windows
2 79 (55.63%) Microsoft
3 75 (52.82%) Active Directory
3 75 (52.82%) SCCM
4 50 (35.21%) SQL
5 49 (34.51%) SQL Server
6 46 (32.39%) VMware
7 38 (26.76%) Clustering
8 35 (24.65%) Microsoft Certification
9 33 (23.24%) PowerShell
10 32 (22.54%) MS Excel
11 31 (21.83%) IIS
11 31 (21.83%) SAN
12 30 (21.13%) Windows Server 2008
12 30 (21.13%) Hyper-V
13 29 (20.42%) Security Cleared
14 28 (19.72%) Windows Server 2003
15 26 (18.31%) DNS
16 25 (17.61%) VMware Infrastructure
17 23 (16.20%) ISA Server
17 23 (16.20%) ITIL
18 22 (15.49%) T-SQL
18 22 (15.49%) HP
18 22 (15.49%) Finance
19 21 (14.79%) TCP/IP
19 21 (14.79%) SolarWinds
20 20 (14.08%) Capacity Planning
21 19 (13.38%) SC Cleared
21 19 (13.38%) Windows Server 2012
22 18 (12.68%) SCSM

SCOM
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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 31 (21.83%) IIS
2 18 (12.68%) MS Exchange
3 8 (5.63%) BizTalk Server
4 6 (4.23%) SharePoint
4 6 (4.23%) Lync
4 6 (4.23%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (3.52%) Exchange Server 2013
6 4 (2.82%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.70%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.70%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 32 (22.54%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.41%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.41%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (1.41%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 7 (4.93%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 31 (21.83%) SAN
2 26 (18.31%) DNS
3 21 (14.79%) TCP/IP
4 17 (11.97%) Internet
5 9 (6.34%) DHCP
6 7 (4.93%) Firewall
6 7 (4.93%) NAS
7 5 (3.52%) Broadband
8 3 (2.11%) LAN
8 3 (2.11%) WAN
8 3 (2.11%) VPN
8 3 (2.11%) SSL
8 3 (2.11%) IPsec
8 3 (2.11%) Reverse Proxy
8 3 (2.11%) Network Security
8 3 (2.11%) Cisco ASA
9 2 (1.41%) NetScaler
9 2 (1.41%) VLAN
9 2 (1.41%) SNMP
10 1 (0.70%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (34.51%) SQL Server
2 17 (11.97%) SQL Server 2008
3 16 (11.27%) SQL Server 2012
4 6 (4.23%) OLTP
5 5 (3.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (2.82%) SQL Server 2005
6 4 (2.82%) SQL Server 2000
7 2 (1.41%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (1.41%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (1.41%) NUnit
1 2 (1.41%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (1.41%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 22 (15.49%) Finance
2 5 (3.52%) Banking
3 2 (1.41%) Retail
3 2 (1.41%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.70%) Financial Institution
4 1 (0.70%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 26 (18.31%) Administrator
2 20 (14.08%) Systems Administrator
3 17 (11.97%) DBA
3 17 (11.97%) SQL DBA
4 13 (9.15%) Consultant
5 12 (8.45%) Architect
5 12 (8.45%) SCCM Engineer
6 11 (7.75%) Project Manager
6 11 (7.75%) SQL Server DBA
7 8 (5.63%) Windows Administrator
7 8 (5.63%) Technical Architect
8 7 (4.93%) Analyst
8 7 (4.93%) Field Engineer
8 7 (4.93%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 7 (4.93%) Windows Systems Administrator
9 5 (3.52%) Server Support
9 5 (3.52%) Support Analyst
10 4 (2.82%) Support Engineer
10 4 (2.82%) Exchange Engineer
10 4 (2.82%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (8.45%) DCOM
2 7 (4.93%) XML
3 3 (2.11%) .NET
4 2 (1.41%) ASP.NET
4 2 (1.41%) CSS
4 2 (1.41%) Application Packaging
4 2 (1.41%) jQuery
4 2 (1.41%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (1.41%) HTML
5 1 (0.70%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 38 (26.76%) Clustering
2 14 (9.86%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (8.45%) PKI
4 5 (3.52%) Mathematics
4 5 (3.52%) Computer Science
5 4 (2.82%) Replication
5 4 (2.82%) Blackberry
6 3 (2.11%) Mainframe
6 3 (2.11%) Management Information System
6 3 (2.11%) Client/Server
7 2 (1.41%) AS400
7 2 (1.41%) iSeries
8 1 (0.70%) Fat Client
8 1 (0.70%) Thin Client
8 1 (0.70%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 93 (65.49%) Windows
2 30 (21.13%) Windows Server 2008
3 28 (19.72%) Windows Server 2003
4 19 (13.38%) Windows Server 2012
5 12 (8.45%) UNIX
6 9 (6.34%) Windows 2000
6 9 (6.34%) Windows NT
6 9 (6.34%) Windows 2000 Server
7 5 (3.52%) Windows 7
8 4 (2.82%) Windows XP
9 2 (1.41%) VMS
9 2 (1.41%) Linux
9 2 (1.41%) AIX
10 1 (0.70%) HPUX
10 1 (0.70%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (16.20%) ITIL
2 20 (14.08%) Capacity Planning
3 16 (11.27%) Incident Management
4 14 (9.86%) Performance Tuning
5 13 (9.15%) Disaster Recovery
5 13 (9.15%) Migration
6 12 (8.45%) Capacity Management
7 11 (7.75%) Load Balancing
8 10 (7.04%) Change Management
9 9 (6.34%) Root Cause Analysis
10 8 (5.63%) Service Management
11 6 (4.23%) Network Load Balancing
11 6 (4.23%) Time Management
12 5 (3.52%) Business Continuity
13 4 (2.82%) Project Management
13 4 (2.82%) Service Delivery
13 4 (2.82%) Configuration Management
13 4 (2.82%) Performance Management
13 4 (2.82%) Problem Management
13 4 (2.82%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 50 (35.21%) SQL
2 33 (23.24%) PowerShell
3 22 (15.49%) T-SQL
4 18 (12.68%) VBScript
5 3 (2.11%) VB
6 2 (1.41%) C
6 2 (1.41%) C#
6 2 (1.41%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 35 (24.65%) Microsoft Certification
2 29 (20.42%) Security Cleared
3 19 (13.38%) SC Cleared
4 18 (12.68%) MCSE
5 17 (11.97%) Degree
6 14 (9.86%) DV Cleared
7 9 (6.34%) MCTS
8 3 (2.11%) MCITP
8 3 (2.11%) MCP
9 2 (1.41%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.70%) CCA
10 1 (0.70%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (7.75%) SLA
2 3 (2.11%) BS7799
2 3 (2.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (2.11%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 75 (52.82%) Active Directory
2 30 (21.13%) Hyper-V
3 25 (17.61%) VMware Infrastructure
4 23 (16.20%) ISA Server
5 14 (9.86%) VMware ESX
6 12 (8.45%) Forefront TMG
6 12 (8.45%) UAG
7 10 (7.04%) XenDesktop
8 8 (5.63%) vSphere
8 8 (5.63%) Terminal Services
9 7 (4.93%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 7 (4.93%) XenApp
10 3 (2.11%) XenServer
10 3 (2.11%) Microsoft App-V
11 2 (1.41%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 75 (52.82%) SCCM
2 18 (12.68%) SCSM
3 15 (10.56%) SCOrch
4 12 (8.45%) WMI
5 9 (6.34%) NetBackup
5 9 (6.34%) MOM
5 9 (6.34%) HP SIM
5 9 (6.34%) SAP Afaria
6 7 (4.93%) SolarWinds Orion
6 7 (4.93%) BladeLogic
7 6 (4.23%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 6 (4.23%) BMC PATROL
7 6 (4.23%) SCVMM
8 5 (3.52%) WSUS
9 3 (2.11%) McAfee ePO
10 2 (1.41%) SCDPM
10 2 (1.41%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 2 (1.41%) Backup Exec
10 2 (1.41%) Control-M
11 1 (0.70%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 79 (55.63%) Microsoft
2 46 (32.39%) VMware
3 22 (15.49%) HP
4 21 (14.79%) SolarWinds
5 18 (12.68%) Citrix
6 14 (9.86%) BMC
7 12 (8.45%) Intel
7 12 (8.45%) F5
8 7 (4.93%) Sophos
9 6 (4.23%) Altiris
9 6 (4.23%) IronPort
9 6 (4.23%) Qualys
9 6 (4.23%) Cisco
10 5 (3.52%) Dell
10 5 (3.52%) McAfee
11 4 (2.82%) Veeam
11 4 (2.82%) Symantec
11 4 (2.82%) CommVault
12 3 (2.11%) Avaya
12 3 (2.11%) Juniper
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