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 August 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 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM)
Rank 186 110 207
Rank change year-on-year
-76 +97
Contract jobs citing SCOM 56 140 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.60% 1.58% 0.45%
As % of the Systems Management category 7.12% 14.88% 6.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 67 29
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£325 £325 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -9.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £297 £208 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £530
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 8 4
Average hourly rate £47.50 £30.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+55.73% +64.86%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £31.56 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-20.77% +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
786 941 712
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 8.45% 10.62% 7.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 403 477 305
Average daily rate £350 £340 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £183 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £315
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +6.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 50 48
Average hourly rate £17.88 £19.50 £18.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% +4.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.50 £13.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £37.75 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.06 £20.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+0.30% +5.26%

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 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 19 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -20 21 £369 +1.02% 5
Hampshire -1 17 £310 -7.46% 3
Surrey -29 9 £358 +11.71% 2
Kent -12 3 £331 +120.83% 1
Buckinghamshire -15 3 - - 2
Oxfordshire - - - - 2
West Sussex - - - - 2
Thames Valley - - - -
SCOM
England

SCOM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 19 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 89 (72.95%) Windows
2 82 (67.21%) SCCM
3 69 (56.56%) Microsoft
4 63 (51.64%) Active Directory
5 44 (36.07%) VMware
6 39 (31.97%) SQL Server
6 39 (31.97%) Windows Server 2008
7 38 (31.15%) Hyper-V
8 37 (30.33%) SQL
9 34 (27.87%) Windows Server 2003
10 32 (26.23%) PowerShell
11 31 (25.41%) Clustering
12 30 (24.59%) MS Exchange
13 28 (22.95%) MS Excel
13 28 (22.95%) DNS
13 28 (22.95%) Microsoft Certification
13 28 (22.95%) VMware Infrastructure
14 27 (22.13%) TCP/IP
15 25 (20.49%) IIS
15 25 (20.49%) Security Cleared
16 24 (19.67%) ITIL
16 24 (19.67%) SAN
17 22 (18.03%) Citrix
18 19 (15.57%) HP
18 19 (15.57%) Internet
18 19 (15.57%) Windows 7
18 19 (15.57%) Windows Server 2012
19 17 (13.93%) SQL Server 2005
19 17 (13.93%) Blackberry
19 17 (13.93%) VBScript

SCOM
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 19 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 (24.59%) MS Exchange
2 25 (20.49%) IIS
3 16 (13.11%) Exchange Server 2010
4 9 (7.38%) IBM Notes
4 9 (7.38%) Lotus Domino
5 6 (4.92%) SharePoint
5 6 (4.92%) Exchange Server 2013
6 4 (3.28%) SharePoint 2010
6 4 (3.28%) BizTalk Server
7 3 (2.46%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 3 (2.46%) Lync
8 2 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.82%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 28 (22.95%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.46%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 1 (0.82%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.82%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.82%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 28 (22.95%) DNS
2 27 (22.13%) TCP/IP
3 24 (19.67%) SAN
4 19 (15.57%) Internet
5 14 (11.48%) DHCP
6 8 (6.56%) Firewall
7 7 (5.74%) LAN
7 7 (5.74%) WAN
8 5 (4.10%) VoIP
8 5 (4.10%) Network Security
9 3 (2.46%) Broadband
9 3 (2.46%) Reverse Proxy
9 3 (2.46%) Cisco ASA
9 3 (2.46%) NAS
9 3 (2.46%) SMTP
9 3 (2.46%) HTTP
9 3 (2.46%) VPN
9 3 (2.46%) SSL
9 3 (2.46%) IPsec
10 2 (1.64%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (31.97%) SQL Server
2 17 (13.93%) SQL Server 2005
3 8 (6.56%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (3.28%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (3.28%) SQL Server 2000
5 3 (2.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (1.64%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (1.64%) NUnit
1 2 (1.64%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (1.64%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 16 (13.11%) Finance
2 3 (2.46%) Banking
3 1 (0.82%) Retail
3 1 (0.82%) Retail Banking
3 1 (0.82%) Legal
3 1 (0.82%) Games
Job Titles
1 16 (13.11%) Administrator
2 15 (12.30%) Consultant
3 13 (10.66%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 11 (9.02%) Systems Administrator
5 10 (8.20%) SCCM Engineer
6 9 (7.38%) Analyst
7 8 (6.56%) Field Engineer
8 7 (5.74%) Architect
8 7 (5.74%) Project Manager
8 7 (5.74%) Support Engineer
8 7 (5.74%) Windows Administrator
8 7 (5.74%) Windows Systems Administrator
9 6 (4.92%) DBA
9 6 (4.92%) Technical Consultant
9 6 (4.92%) SQL DBA
10 5 (4.10%) Service Analyst
10 5 (4.10%) Help Desk Analyst
10 5 (4.10%) Exchange Engineer
10 5 (4.10%) Service Desk Analyst
11 3 (2.46%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (8.20%) DCOM
2 8 (6.56%) XML
3 3 (2.46%) .NET
3 3 (2.46%) Windows SharePoint Services
3 3 (2.46%) Application Packaging
4 2 (1.64%) jQuery
4 2 (1.64%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (1.64%) ASP.NET
4 2 (1.64%) CSS
4 2 (1.64%) HTML
5 1 (0.82%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 31 (25.41%) Clustering
2 17 (13.93%) Blackberry
3 10 (8.20%) PKI
4 4 (3.28%) Replication
5 3 (2.46%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.46%) Mathematics
5 3 (2.46%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.64%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.82%) Thin Client
7 1 (0.82%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.82%) Statistics
7 1 (0.82%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.82%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 89 (72.95%) Windows
2 39 (31.97%) Windows Server 2008
3 34 (27.87%) Windows Server 2003
4 19 (15.57%) Windows 7
4 19 (15.57%) Windows Server 2012
5 14 (11.48%) Windows XP
6 6 (4.92%) Windows 2000
7 5 (4.10%) Windows NT
7 5 (4.10%) UNIX
7 5 (4.10%) Windows 2000 Server
8 3 (2.46%) Linux
9 2 (1.64%) VMS
10 1 (0.82%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (19.67%) ITIL
2 12 (9.84%) Incident Management
3 11 (9.02%) Migration
4 9 (7.38%) Project Management
4 9 (7.38%) Data Protection
4 9 (7.38%) Capacity Planning
4 9 (7.38%) Performance Monitoring
5 8 (6.56%) Root Cause Analysis
5 8 (6.56%) Capacity Management
6 7 (5.74%) Network Load Balancing
7 5 (4.10%) PRINCE2
7 5 (4.10%) ERP
7 5 (4.10%) Change Management
7 5 (4.10%) ITSM
8 4 (3.28%) Disaster Recovery
8 4 (3.28%) Time Management
8 4 (3.28%) Performance Management
8 4 (3.28%) Performance Tuning
9 3 (2.46%) QMS
9 3 (2.46%) WAN Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 37 (30.33%) SQL
2 32 (26.23%) PowerShell
3 17 (13.93%) VBScript
4 10 (8.20%) T-SQL
5 3 (2.46%) VB
6 2 (1.64%) C#
6 2 (1.64%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 28 (22.95%) Microsoft Certification
2 25 (20.49%) Security Cleared
3 15 (12.30%) DV Cleared
4 14 (11.48%) SC Cleared
5 12 (9.84%) Degree
5 12 (9.84%) MCSE
6 5 (4.10%) MCSA
6 5 (4.10%) MCTS
7 4 (3.28%) MCITP
8 3 (2.46%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 1 (0.82%) CCA
9 1 (0.82%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (9.84%) SLA
2 3 (2.46%) BS7799
2 3 (2.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (2.46%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 63 (51.64%) Active Directory
2 38 (31.15%) Hyper-V
3 28 (22.95%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (8.20%) ISA Server
5 7 (5.74%) VMware ESX
6 5 (4.10%) vSphere
6 5 (4.10%) Forefront TMG
7 4 (3.28%) UAG
7 4 (3.28%) Terminal Services
7 4 (3.28%) Microsoft App-V
8 3 (2.46%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 3 (2.46%) XenApp
9 2 (1.64%) XenServer
9 2 (1.64%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 82 (67.21%) SCCM
2 15 (12.30%) SCVMM
3 13 (10.66%) SCSM
4 12 (9.84%) WMI
5 11 (9.02%) SCDPM
6 9 (7.38%) SCOrch
6 9 (7.38%) SAP Afaria
6 9 (7.38%) MOM
7 8 (6.56%) NetBackup
7 8 (6.56%) HP SIM
8 6 (4.92%) SolarWinds Orion
9 5 (4.10%) WSUS
9 5 (4.10%) BMC PATROL
10 4 (3.28%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 3 (2.46%) McAfee ePO
11 3 (2.46%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 3 (2.46%) BladeLogic
12 2 (1.64%) Hyperic
13 1 (0.82%) Backup Exec
13 1 (0.82%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 69 (56.56%) Microsoft
2 44 (36.07%) VMware
3 22 (18.03%) Citrix
4 19 (15.57%) HP
5 11 (9.02%) McAfee
6 10 (8.20%) SolarWinds
7 9 (7.38%) CheckPoint
7 9 (7.38%) Symantec
7 9 (7.38%) Lotus
8 8 (6.56%) Sophos
8 8 (6.56%) Cisco
9 7 (5.74%) Altiris
9 7 (5.74%) Qualys
10 6 (4.92%) Intel
11 5 (4.10%) BMC
11 5 (4.10%) F5
12 3 (2.46%) Nintex
12 3 (2.46%) Blue Coat
12 3 (2.46%) 3PAR
12 3 (2.46%) Nokia
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