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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM)
Rank 161 165 168
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +3
Contract jobs citing SCOM 97 72 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.98% 0.84% 0.74%
As % of the Systems Management category 9.34% 10.64% 9.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 54 21
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£378 £341 £240
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.62% +42.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £285 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £320
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+11.53% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 5 21
Average hourly rate £42.13 £21.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+100.59% -44.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.83 £18.32 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.00 £24.52 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.83 £25.00 £29.75
% change year-on-year
+11.32% -15.96%
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
1039 677 635
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 10.48% 7.94% 7.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 544 350 293
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £451 £441
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £335 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.20% -4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 32 67
Average hourly rate £20.00 £21.00 £19.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% +9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.65 £14.00 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.00 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.28 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-3.42% -6.66%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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 19 December 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 +22 42 £400 +10.34% 1
Surrey -6 24 £319 +6.25% 1
Buckinghamshire +1 14 £372 - 1
Oxfordshire - 8 £315 -
West Sussex -1 4 £338 -20.58% 2
Hampshire -31 4 £374 +8.33% 6
Kent - - - -
Middlesex - - - -
East Sussex - - - -
Sussex - - - -
SCOM
England

SCOM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

1 103 (57.87%) Windows
2 86 (48.31%) Microsoft
3 79 (44.38%) SCCM
4 78 (43.82%) Active Directory
5 59 (33.15%) SQL
6 48 (26.97%) PowerShell
7 47 (26.40%) VMware
8 43 (24.16%) Microsoft Certification
9 40 (22.47%) SQL Server
10 38 (21.35%) DNS
10 38 (21.35%) Security Cleared
10 38 (21.35%) Windows Server 2008
11 36 (20.22%) SCSM
12 35 (19.66%) Clustering
12 35 (19.66%) ITIL
13 34 (19.10%) SAN
14 32 (17.98%) MS Excel
15 30 (16.85%) Windows Server 2003
16 28 (15.73%) MCSE
17 27 (15.17%) IIS
17 27 (15.17%) Hyper-V
18 26 (14.61%) VMware Infrastructure
18 26 (14.61%) SCOrch
19 25 (14.04%) Windows Server 2012
19 25 (14.04%) ISA Server
20 24 (13.48%) Citrix
21 23 (12.92%) DHCP
21 23 (12.92%) DV Cleared
21 23 (12.92%) SolarWinds
22 22 (12.36%) SC Cleared

SCOM
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 27 (15.17%) IIS
2 18 (10.11%) MS Exchange
3 12 (6.74%) Lync
4 10 (5.62%) BizTalk Server
5 9 (5.06%) SharePoint
6 8 (4.49%) Exchange Server 2010
7 5 (2.81%) Exchange Server 2013
8 4 (2.25%) Exchange Server 2007
9 3 (1.69%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.56%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 32 (17.98%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.12%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.12%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (1.12%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 10 (5.62%) Office 365
2 6 (3.37%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.56%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 38 (21.35%) DNS
2 34 (19.10%) SAN
3 23 (12.92%) DHCP
4 13 (7.30%) Internet
5 11 (6.18%) TCP/IP
6 10 (5.62%) NAS
7 9 (5.06%) Firewall
8 6 (3.37%) WAN
9 5 (2.81%) IPsec
9 5 (2.81%) Broadband
9 5 (2.81%) VPN
9 5 (2.81%) Reverse Proxy
9 5 (2.81%) Cisco ASA
10 4 (2.25%) LAN
11 3 (1.69%) NetScaler
11 3 (1.69%) VoIP
11 3 (1.69%) SSL
11 3 (1.69%) Network Security
11 3 (1.69%) Cisco IOS
12 2 (1.12%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (22.47%) SQL Server
2 17 (9.55%) SQL Server 2008
3 16 (8.99%) SQL Server 2012
4 7 (3.93%) OLTP
5 4 (2.25%) SQL Server 2005
5 4 (2.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (2.25%) SQL Server 2000
6 3 (1.69%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 20 (11.24%) Finance
2 6 (3.37%) Banking
3 3 (1.69%) Retail
4 2 (1.12%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.12%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.56%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.56%) Retail Banking
5 1 (0.56%) Publishing
5 1 (0.56%) Legal
Job Titles
1 27 (15.17%) Consultant
2 22 (12.36%) Administrator
3 17 (9.55%) DBA
3 17 (9.55%) SQL DBA
4 16 (8.99%) Systems Administrator
5 14 (7.87%) Architect
6 13 (7.30%) Project Manager
7 12 (6.74%) SQL Server DBA
8 11 (6.18%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 10 (5.62%) Support Engineer
9 10 (5.62%) Technical Architect
10 9 (5.06%) Escalation Engineer
11 8 (4.49%) Operations Manager
11 8 (4.49%) Field Engineer
11 8 (4.49%) Analyst
11 8 (4.49%) SCCM Engineer
12 7 (3.93%) Systems Manager
13 5 (2.81%) 3rd Line Support
13 5 (2.81%) Systems Engineer
13 5 (2.81%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (6.18%) XML
2 8 (4.49%) DCOM
3 4 (2.25%) Application Packaging
4 1 (0.56%) .NET
4 1 (0.56%) Web Services
4 1 (0.56%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 35 (19.66%) Clustering
2 10 (5.62%) PKI
3 7 (3.93%) Blackberry
4 6 (3.37%) Replication
5 5 (2.81%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (2.81%) Mainframe
6 4 (2.25%) Video Conferencing
7 3 (1.69%) Mathematics
7 3 (1.69%) Computer Science
8 2 (1.12%) AS400
8 2 (1.12%) iSeries
8 2 (1.12%) Client/Server
8 2 (1.12%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.56%) User Experience
9 1 (0.56%) Thin Client
9 1 (0.56%) Statistics
9 1 (0.56%) Fat Client
9 1 (0.56%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 103 (57.87%) Windows
2 38 (21.35%) Windows Server 2008
3 30 (16.85%) Windows Server 2003
4 25 (14.04%) Windows Server 2012
5 16 (8.99%) UNIX
6 10 (5.62%) Windows 2000 Server
6 10 (5.62%) Windows 2000
6 10 (5.62%) Windows NT
7 9 (5.06%) Windows XP
8 8 (4.49%) Windows 7
9 3 (1.69%) Linux
10 2 (1.12%) VMS
10 2 (1.12%) AIX
11 1 (0.56%) HPUX
11 1 (0.56%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (19.66%) ITIL
2 21 (11.80%) Capacity Planning
3 17 (9.55%) Disaster Recovery
3 17 (9.55%) Performance Tuning
4 16 (8.99%) Incident Management
5 14 (7.87%) Load Balancing
5 14 (7.87%) Service Management
6 13 (7.30%) Migration
7 12 (6.74%) Change Management
7 12 (6.74%) Capacity Management
7 12 (6.74%) Performance Monitoring
8 7 (3.93%) Configuration Management
8 7 (3.93%) Business Continuity
9 6 (3.37%) Time Management
9 6 (3.37%) QMS
9 6 (3.37%) Project Management
9 6 (3.37%) Service Delivery
10 5 (2.81%) Kalman Filter
10 5 (2.81%) Problem Management
10 5 (2.81%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 59 (33.15%) SQL
2 48 (26.97%) PowerShell
3 22 (12.36%) T-SQL
3 22 (12.36%) VBScript
4 7 (3.93%) VB
5 4 (2.25%) C#
5 4 (2.25%) C++
6 2 (1.12%) C
Qualifications
1 43 (24.16%) Microsoft Certification
2 38 (21.35%) Security Cleared
3 28 (15.73%) MCSE
4 23 (12.92%) DV Cleared
5 22 (12.36%) SC Cleared
5 22 (12.36%) Degree
6 13 (7.30%) MCTS
7 8 (4.49%) MCP
8 7 (3.93%) MCITP
9 2 (1.12%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (1.12%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (1.12%) CCIE
10 1 (0.56%) CCA
10 1 (0.56%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (8.43%) SLA
2 3 (1.69%) BS7799
2 3 (1.69%) ISO 9001
2 3 (1.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 78 (43.82%) Active Directory
2 27 (15.17%) Hyper-V
3 26 (14.61%) VMware Infrastructure
4 25 (14.04%) ISA Server
5 15 (8.43%) VMware ESX
6 14 (7.87%) UAG
7 12 (6.74%) Forefront TMG
8 10 (5.62%) XenDesktop
8 10 (5.62%) Terminal Services
9 9 (5.06%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 8 (4.49%) vSphere
11 7 (3.93%) XenApp
11 7 (3.93%) Microsoft App-V
12 3 (1.69%) XenServer
13 2 (1.12%) VMware ESXi
13 2 (1.12%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 79 (44.38%) SCCM
2 36 (20.22%) SCSM
3 26 (14.61%) SCOrch
4 17 (9.55%) WMI
5 9 (5.06%) BladeLogic
6 8 (4.49%) MOM
7 7 (3.93%) SolarWinds Orion
7 7 (3.93%) BMC PATROL
7 7 (3.93%) NetBackup
8 6 (3.37%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 4 (2.25%) SCVMM
9 4 (2.25%) SAP Afaria
9 4 (2.25%) SCDPM
10 3 (1.69%) McAfee ePO
10 3 (1.69%) HP SIM
10 3 (1.69%) WSUS
11 2 (1.12%) Backup Exec
11 2 (1.12%) Control-M
11 2 (1.12%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 1 (0.56%) EdgeSight
Vendors
1 86 (48.31%) Microsoft
2 47 (26.40%) VMware
3 24 (13.48%) Citrix
4 23 (12.92%) SolarWinds
5 19 (10.67%) HP
6 15 (8.43%) BMC
7 13 (7.30%) Intel
8 10 (5.62%) F5
9 8 (4.49%) Cisco
10 6 (3.37%) IronPort
10 6 (3.37%) Dell
11 4 (2.25%) AppSense
11 4 (2.25%) Veeam
11 4 (2.25%) CommVault
11 4 (2.25%) Symantec
11 4 (2.25%) McAfee
11 4 (2.25%) Lumension
12 3 (1.69%) 3PAR
12 3 (1.69%) CheckPoint
12 3 (1.69%) Avaya
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