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 September 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 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM)
Rank 162 143 212
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +69
Contract jobs citing SCOM 81 107 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.87% 1.22% 0.39%
As % of the Systems Management category 9.56% 11.97% 5.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 59 27
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£363 £325 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.53% -3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £164 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £472 £400 £560
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £334
% change year-on-year
+7.53% -2.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 2
Average hourly rate £46.75 £12.93 £38.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+261.56% -66.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £12.93 £25.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £12.93 £51.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £32.03 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-1.64% +6.75%
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
847 894 722
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 9.13% 10.23% 7.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 451 469 308
Average daily rate £370 £343 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.02% +6.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £200 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £313
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +8.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 45 45
Average hourly rate £27.00 £19.50 £18.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+38.46% +4.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.80 £13.63 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £37.50 £31.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.50 £18.25
% change year-on-year
-4.25% +28.76%

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 September 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 September 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 September 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 -13 27 £390 +21.87% 9
Hampshire -1 20 £325 -2.98% 3
Berkshire -2 18 £388 +14.81% 6
Kent 0 7 £356 +137.50% 1
Buckinghamshire -15 6 - -
Oxfordshire - - - - 1
Sussex - - - -
West Sussex - - - - 3
Thames Valley - - - -
SCOM
England

SCOM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 92 (71.88%) Windows
2 73 (57.03%) SCCM
3 71 (55.47%) Microsoft
4 67 (52.34%) Active Directory
5 53 (41.41%) VMware
6 47 (36.72%) SQL
7 42 (32.81%) SQL Server
8 38 (29.69%) Clustering
9 34 (26.56%) Microsoft Certification
10 31 (24.22%) MS Excel
10 31 (24.22%) VMware Infrastructure
11 30 (23.44%) IIS
11 30 (23.44%) Windows Server 2003
12 29 (22.66%) SAN
12 29 (22.66%) DNS
12 29 (22.66%) PowerShell
12 29 (22.66%) Hyper-V
13 28 (21.88%) Security Cleared
13 28 (21.88%) Windows Server 2008
14 24 (18.75%) TCP/IP
15 23 (17.97%) Finance
16 22 (17.19%) SolarWinds
17 21 (16.41%) Citrix
18 20 (15.63%) HP
18 20 (15.63%) ISA Server
19 18 (14.06%) VBScript
20 17 (13.28%) ITIL
20 17 (13.28%) MS Exchange
20 17 (13.28%) SC Cleared
20 17 (13.28%) Degree

SCOM
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (23.44%) IIS
2 17 (13.28%) MS Exchange
3 7 (5.47%) BizTalk Server
4 5 (3.91%) SharePoint
5 4 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (2.34%) Lync
7 2 (1.56%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.78%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 31 (24.22%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.78%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 2 (1.56%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (1.56%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.78%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 29 (22.66%) SAN
1 29 (22.66%) DNS
2 24 (18.75%) TCP/IP
3 14 (10.94%) DHCP
4 13 (10.16%) Internet
5 8 (6.25%) Firewall
6 6 (4.69%) NAS
7 4 (3.13%) Broadband
8 3 (2.34%) Cisco ASA
8 3 (2.34%) Network Security
8 3 (2.34%) Reverse Proxy
8 3 (2.34%) LAN
8 3 (2.34%) WAN
8 3 (2.34%) SSL
8 3 (2.34%) VPN
8 3 (2.34%) IPsec
9 2 (1.56%) SNMP
9 2 (1.56%) VoIP
9 2 (1.56%) VLAN
9 2 (1.56%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (32.81%) SQL Server
2 13 (10.16%) SQL Server 2008
3 11 (8.59%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (3.91%) SQL Server 2005
5 4 (3.13%) SQL Server 2000
5 4 (3.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (2.34%) OLTP
7 2 (1.56%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.78%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 2 (1.56%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (1.56%) NUnit
1 2 (1.56%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 23 (17.97%) Finance
2 5 (3.91%) Banking
3 1 (0.78%) Retail Banking
3 1 (0.78%) Retail
3 1 (0.78%) Financial Institution
3 1 (0.78%) Legal
Job Titles
1 21 (16.41%) Administrator
2 18 (14.06%) Consultant
3 14 (10.94%) Systems Administrator
3 14 (10.94%) Architect
4 12 (9.38%) DBA
4 12 (9.38%) SQL DBA
5 10 (7.81%) SCCM Engineer
5 10 (7.81%) Analyst
6 8 (6.25%) Field Engineer
6 8 (6.25%) Technical Architect
6 8 (6.25%) Windows Administrator
6 8 (6.25%) Windows Systems Administrator
7 6 (4.69%) Support Analyst
7 6 (4.69%) Technical Consultant
7 6 (4.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 6 (4.69%) SQL Server DBA
8 5 (3.91%) Exchange Engineer
8 5 (3.91%) Server Support
8 5 (3.91%) Support Engineer
8 5 (3.91%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (7.81%) DCOM
2 8 (6.25%) XML
3 4 (3.13%) Application Packaging
4 3 (2.34%) .NET
5 2 (1.56%) HTML
5 2 (1.56%) CSS
5 2 (1.56%) ASP.NET
5 2 (1.56%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (1.56%) jQuery
6 1 (0.78%) Windows SharePoint Services
6 1 (0.78%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 38 (29.69%) Clustering
2 15 (11.72%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (7.81%) PKI
4 5 (3.91%) Mathematics
4 5 (3.91%) Computer Science
4 5 (3.91%) Blackberry
5 4 (3.13%) Replication
6 3 (2.34%) Client/Server
6 3 (2.34%) Management Information System
6 3 (2.34%) Mainframe
7 2 (1.56%) AS400
7 2 (1.56%) iSeries
8 1 (0.78%) Statistics
8 1 (0.78%) Fat Client
8 1 (0.78%) FMCG
8 1 (0.78%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 92 (71.88%) Windows
2 30 (23.44%) Windows Server 2003
3 28 (21.88%) Windows Server 2008
4 16 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
5 12 (9.38%) UNIX
6 9 (7.03%) Windows 7
7 8 (6.25%) Windows NT
7 8 (6.25%) Windows 2000
7 8 (6.25%) Windows 2000 Server
8 3 (2.34%) Windows XP
9 2 (1.56%) AIX
9 2 (1.56%) Linux
9 2 (1.56%) VMS
10 1 (0.78%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (13.28%) ITIL
2 15 (11.72%) Migration
3 14 (10.94%) Capacity Planning
4 13 (10.16%) Incident Management
4 13 (10.16%) Performance Tuning
5 10 (7.81%) Load Balancing
6 9 (7.03%) Change Management
6 9 (7.03%) Performance Monitoring
6 9 (7.03%) Root Cause Analysis
6 9 (7.03%) Capacity Management
7 8 (6.25%) Disaster Recovery
8 7 (5.47%) Network Load Balancing
9 5 (3.91%) Logistics
9 5 (3.91%) Problem Management
9 5 (3.91%) Project Management
10 4 (3.13%) Service Management
10 4 (3.13%) Time Management
10 4 (3.13%) Performance Management
11 3 (2.34%) WAN Optimisation
11 3 (2.34%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 47 (36.72%) SQL
2 29 (22.66%) PowerShell
3 18 (14.06%) VBScript
4 15 (11.72%) T-SQL
5 4 (3.13%) VB
6 2 (1.56%) C
6 2 (1.56%) C#
6 2 (1.56%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 34 (26.56%) Microsoft Certification
2 28 (21.88%) Security Cleared
3 17 (13.28%) SC Cleared
3 17 (13.28%) Degree
4 16 (12.50%) MCSE
5 14 (10.94%) DV Cleared
6 8 (6.25%) MCTS
7 4 (3.13%) MCITP
8 2 (1.56%) MCSA
9 1 (0.78%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 1 (0.78%) CCA
9 1 (0.78%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (8.59%) SLA
2 3 (2.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (2.34%) ISO 9001
2 3 (2.34%) BS7799
System Software
1 67 (52.34%) Active Directory
2 31 (24.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 29 (22.66%) Hyper-V
4 20 (15.63%) ISA Server
5 13 (10.16%) VMware ESX
6 11 (8.59%) Forefront TMG
6 11 (8.59%) UAG
7 9 (7.03%) XenDesktop
8 7 (5.47%) vSphere
8 7 (5.47%) Terminal Services
9 6 (4.69%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 5 (3.91%) XenApp
11 2 (1.56%) VMware ESXi
11 2 (1.56%) XenServer
11 2 (1.56%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 73 (57.03%) SCCM
2 17 (13.28%) SCSM
3 12 (9.38%) SCOrch
3 12 (9.38%) WMI
4 10 (7.81%) SAP Afaria
4 10 (7.81%) MOM
4 10 (7.81%) HP SIM
5 9 (7.03%) NetBackup
5 9 (7.03%) SolarWinds Orion
6 7 (5.47%) BMC PATROL
7 6 (4.69%) SCVMM
7 6 (4.69%) BladeLogic
8 5 (3.91%) WSUS
8 5 (3.91%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 3 (2.34%) McAfee ePO
10 2 (1.56%) Control-M
10 2 (1.56%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 2 (1.56%) SCDPM
11 1 (0.78%) Backup Exec
11 1 (0.78%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 71 (55.47%) Microsoft
2 53 (41.41%) VMware
3 22 (17.19%) SolarWinds
4 21 (16.41%) Citrix
5 20 (15.63%) HP
6 12 (9.38%) F5
7 11 (8.59%) BMC
7 11 (8.59%) Intel
8 8 (6.25%) Sophos
8 8 (6.25%) McAfee
9 7 (5.47%) Altiris
9 7 (5.47%) Qualys
10 6 (4.69%) CheckPoint
10 6 (4.69%) Cisco
11 4 (3.13%) Symantec
12 3 (2.34%) Lumension
12 3 (2.34%) Blue Coat
12 3 (2.34%) IronPort
12 3 (2.34%) 3PAR
12 3 (2.34%) Nokia
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