The first table below looks at the demand 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 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Systems Management category for the South East region.

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 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM)
Rank 199 105 200
Rank change year-on-year
-94 +95
Contract jobs citing SCOM 41 141 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.45% 1.67% 0.43%
As % of the Systems Management category 5.47% 15.79% 6.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 61 26
Average daily rate
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£325 £340 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.41% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £220 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £400 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £335 £361
% change year-on-year
-2.98% -7.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 8 3
Average hourly rate - £30.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +103.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £31.28 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-20.07% +4.25%
Systems Management Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
750 893 674
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 8.17% 10.56% 6.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 392 444 294
Average daily rate £345 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.42% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £180 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
- +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 48 43
Average hourly rate £15.50 £19.63 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.01% +9.02%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.50 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.00 £33.70 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £22.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +28.57%
SCOM
England

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 August 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
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 August 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
Berkshire -38 17 £381 +11.80% 5
Hampshire -5 16 £310 -7.46% 3
Surrey -28 4 £325 - 1
Buckinghamshire -14 2 - -
Kent - - - - 1
Oxfordshire - - - - 1
West Sussex - - - - 3
Thames Valley - - - -
SCOM
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SCOM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 85 (73.28%) Windows
2 79 (68.10%) SCCM
3 61 (52.59%) Microsoft
4 60 (51.72%) Active Directory
5 41 (35.34%) VMware
6 37 (31.90%) Windows Server 2008
7 35 (30.17%) Hyper-V
8 34 (29.31%) SQL Server
9 33 (28.45%) Windows Server 2003
10 32 (27.59%) SQL
11 30 (25.86%) MS Exchange
11 30 (25.86%) DNS
11 30 (25.86%) PowerShell
12 28 (24.14%) TCP/IP
13 27 (23.28%) ITIL
13 27 (23.28%) Clustering
14 26 (22.41%) MS Excel
15 24 (20.69%) VMware Infrastructure
16 23 (19.83%) IIS
16 23 (19.83%) Microsoft Certification
17 22 (18.97%) Citrix
18 20 (17.24%) Internet
18 20 (17.24%) SAN
18 20 (17.24%) Windows 7
18 20 (17.24%) Security Cleared
19 19 (16.38%) HP
20 17 (14.66%) Exchange Server 2010
20 17 (14.66%) Windows Server 2012
21 16 (13.79%) Blackberry
22 15 (12.93%) DHCP

SCOM
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 30 (25.86%) MS Exchange
2 23 (19.83%) IIS
3 17 (14.66%) Exchange Server 2010
4 10 (8.62%) IBM Notes
4 10 (8.62%) Lotus Domino
5 7 (6.03%) SharePoint
6 6 (5.17%) Exchange Server 2013
7 5 (4.31%) SharePoint 2010
8 3 (2.59%) Lync
8 3 (2.59%) Exchange Server 2007
8 3 (2.59%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 2 (1.72%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (1.72%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 26 (22.41%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.59%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 1 (0.86%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.86%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.72%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 30 (25.86%) DNS
2 28 (24.14%) TCP/IP
3 20 (17.24%) Internet
3 20 (17.24%) SAN
4 15 (12.93%) DHCP
5 6 (5.17%) WAN
5 6 (5.17%) LAN
5 6 (5.17%) Firewall
6 5 (4.31%) VoIP
7 3 (2.59%) Network Security
7 3 (2.59%) Broadband
7 3 (2.59%) SMTP
7 3 (2.59%) HTTP
8 2 (1.72%) SNMP
8 2 (1.72%) VLAN
8 2 (1.72%) NAS
9 1 (0.86%) NetScaler
9 1 (0.86%) Cisco ASA
9 1 (0.86%) Reverse Proxy
9 1 (0.86%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (29.31%) SQL Server
2 15 (12.93%) SQL Server 2005
3 5 (4.31%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (1.72%) Oracle Database
4 2 (1.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.86%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.86%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 2 (1.72%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 2 (1.72%) NUnit
1 2 (1.72%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 14 (12.07%) Finance
2 1 (0.86%) Local Government
2 1 (0.86%) Banking
2 1 (0.86%) Retail
2 1 (0.86%) Games
2 1 (0.86%) Legal
Job Titles
1 15 (12.93%) Administrator
2 14 (12.07%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 11 (9.48%) Consultant
4 10 (8.62%) SCCM Engineer
5 9 (7.76%) Systems Administrator
6 8 (6.90%) Analyst
6 8 (6.90%) Support Engineer
6 8 (6.90%) Field Engineer
7 6 (5.17%) Architect
7 6 (5.17%) Project Manager
7 6 (5.17%) Windows Systems Administrator
7 6 (5.17%) Windows Administrator
8 5 (4.31%) Exchange Engineer
8 5 (4.31%) Help Desk Analyst
8 5 (4.31%) Service Desk Analyst
8 5 (4.31%) 3rd Line Support
8 5 (4.31%) Service Analyst
9 4 (3.45%) Technical Consultant
9 4 (3.45%) IT Administrator
10 3 (2.59%) Operations Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (8.62%) DCOM
2 4 (3.45%) XML
3 3 (2.59%) Windows SharePoint Services
3 3 (2.59%) Application Packaging
4 2 (1.72%) CSS
4 2 (1.72%) ASP.NET
4 2 (1.72%) HTML
4 2 (1.72%) .NET
4 2 (1.72%) jQuery
4 2 (1.72%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 27 (23.28%) Clustering
2 16 (13.79%) Blackberry
3 10 (8.62%) PKI
4 3 (2.59%) Management Information System
4 3 (2.59%) AS400
4 3 (2.59%) Client/Server
5 2 (1.72%) Replication
5 2 (1.72%) Mathematics
5 2 (1.72%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.86%) FMCG
6 1 (0.86%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 85 (73.28%) Windows
2 37 (31.90%) Windows Server 2008
3 33 (28.45%) Windows Server 2003
4 20 (17.24%) Windows 7
5 17 (14.66%) Windows Server 2012
6 13 (11.21%) Windows XP
7 6 (5.17%) Windows 2000
8 5 (4.31%) UNIX
9 4 (3.45%) Windows NT
9 4 (3.45%) Windows 2000 Server
10 3 (2.59%) Linux
11 2 (1.72%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (23.28%) ITIL
2 13 (11.21%) Incident Management
3 10 (8.62%) Data Protection
4 8 (6.90%) Project Management
4 8 (6.90%) Migration
4 8 (6.90%) Root Cause Analysis
5 7 (6.03%) Network Load Balancing
5 7 (6.03%) Performance Monitoring
6 6 (5.17%) Capacity Management
7 5 (4.31%) Capacity Planning
7 5 (4.31%) ITSM
7 5 (4.31%) Change Management
7 5 (4.31%) ERP
7 5 (4.31%) PRINCE2
8 4 (3.45%) Information Security
9 3 (2.59%) Budget Control
9 3 (2.59%) Time Management
9 3 (2.59%) QMS
9 3 (2.59%) Disaster Recovery
9 3 (2.59%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 32 (27.59%) SQL
2 30 (25.86%) PowerShell
3 14 (12.07%) VBScript
4 10 (8.62%) T-SQL
5 2 (1.72%) C#
5 2 (1.72%) JavaScript
5 2 (1.72%) VB
Qualifications
1 23 (19.83%) Microsoft Certification
2 20 (17.24%) Security Cleared
3 12 (10.34%) DV Cleared
4 10 (8.62%) MCSE
4 10 (8.62%) Degree
5 8 (6.90%) SC Cleared
6 5 (4.31%) MCSA
7 4 (3.45%) MCITP
8 3 (2.59%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 2 (1.72%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (9.48%) SLA
2 3 (2.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (2.59%) BS7799
2 3 (2.59%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 60 (51.72%) Active Directory
2 35 (30.17%) Hyper-V
3 24 (20.69%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (5.17%) ISA Server
5 5 (4.31%) VMware ESX
6 4 (3.45%) vSphere
6 4 (3.45%) Forefront TMG
7 3 (2.59%) UAG
7 3 (2.59%) XenApp
8 2 (1.72%) Terminal Services
8 2 (1.72%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 2 (1.72%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.86%) XenServer
9 1 (0.86%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 79 (68.10%) SCCM
2 14 (12.07%) SCVMM
3 12 (10.34%) WMI
4 11 (9.48%) SCDPM
5 10 (8.62%) SAP Afaria
5 10 (8.62%) MOM
6 9 (7.76%) SCSM
7 8 (6.90%) HP SIM
8 6 (5.17%) SolarWinds Orion
9 5 (4.31%) WSUS
9 5 (4.31%) NetBackup
9 5 (4.31%) BMC PATROL
9 5 (4.31%) SCOrch
10 4 (3.45%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 4 (3.45%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 3 (2.59%) McAfee ePO
12 2 (1.72%) Hyperic
12 2 (1.72%) BladeLogic
13 1 (0.86%) Backup Exec
13 1 (0.86%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 61 (52.59%) Microsoft
2 41 (35.34%) VMware
3 22 (18.97%) Citrix
4 19 (16.38%) HP
5 12 (10.34%) SolarWinds
6 11 (9.48%) McAfee
7 10 (8.62%) Lotus
8 9 (7.76%) Symantec
9 7 (6.03%) Qualys
9 7 (6.03%) Altiris
9 7 (6.03%) Sophos
9 7 (6.03%) CheckPoint
10 6 (5.17%) BMC
10 6 (5.17%) Cisco
11 5 (4.31%) Intel
12 4 (3.45%) F5
13 3 (2.59%) Remedy
13 3 (2.59%) NetApp
13 3 (2.59%) IBM
13 3 (2.59%) Dell
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