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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SCOM over the 3 months to 26 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
26 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM)
Rank 193 188 195
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +7
Contract jobs citing SCOM 69 92 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.79% 0.94% 0.62%
As % of the Systems Management category 6.83% 8.61% 6.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 52 32
Median daily rate £375 £360 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +10.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £167 £296
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £450 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £363 £335
% change year-on-year
-3.44% +8.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 8 1
Median hourly rate £43.00 £37.09 £47.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.93% -21.91%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.25 £37.09 £28.25
% change year-on-year
+5.82% +31.29%
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
1010 1068 878
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 11.55% 10.88% 9.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 635 606 449
Median daily rate £425 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £230 £249
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 29 24
Median hourly rate £43.14 £24.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+79.75% +41.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £17.34 £13.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £39.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £21.32 £19.75
% change year-on-year
+31.31% +7.96%

SCOM
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South East region citing SCOM as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 26 August 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SCOM within the South East region over the 3 months to 26 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire +8 26 £342 -2.28% 3
Oxfordshire +5 11 £400 -8.57% 1
Surrey -2 9 £281 -28.76% 2
Berkshire -19 9 £475 +52.00% 2
Buckinghamshire +16 8 £450 +12.50%
West Sussex +1 6 £358 +4.37% 2
SCOM
England

SCOM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 26 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing SCOM also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South East region with a requirement for SCOM.

1 128 (76.65%) Microsoft
2 103 (61.68%) Windows
3 95 (56.89%) Active Directory
4 94 (56.29%) SCCM
5 67 (40.12%) VMware
6 66 (39.52%) SQL
7 64 (38.32%) Security Cleared
8 56 (33.53%) ITIL
9 54 (32.34%) DNS
10 52 (31.14%) SC Cleared
11 48 (28.74%) PowerShell
11 48 (28.74%) MS Excel
12 46 (27.54%) HP
13 45 (26.95%) Windows Server
14 44 (26.35%) VMware Infrastructure
15 43 (25.75%) Windows Server 2012
16 40 (23.95%) DHCP
17 38 (22.75%) Windows Server 2008
18 30 (17.96%) Hyper-V
18 30 (17.96%) Microsoft Azure
19 29 (17.37%) Linux
19 29 (17.37%) SQL Server
20 27 (16.17%) Microsoft Certification
21 24 (14.37%) Service Management
21 24 (14.37%) Agile Software Development
22 22 (13.17%) Tivoli
23 21 (12.57%) Configuration Management
23 21 (12.57%) iSCSI
24 20 (11.98%) Citrix
24 20 (11.98%) Cisco

SCOM
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 18 (10.78%) SharePoint
2 14 (8.38%) Skype for Business
3 10 (5.99%) MS Exchange
4 6 (3.59%) OpenStack
5 3 (1.80%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (1.80%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (1.80%) IIS
6 2 (1.20%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (1.20%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (1.20%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.60%) Apache
7 1 (0.60%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.60%) JBoss
7 1 (0.60%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.60%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 48 (28.74%) MS Excel
2 13 (7.78%) MS Office
3 3 (1.80%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.80%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.60%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.60%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 30 (17.96%) Microsoft Azure
2 15 (8.98%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (8.98%) Azure Active Directory
3 14 (8.38%) IaaS
4 13 (7.78%) PaaS
5 7 (4.19%) Office 365
6 1 (0.60%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.60%) Amazon ELB
6 1 (0.60%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.60%) CloudBees
6 1 (0.60%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 54 (32.34%) DNS
2 40 (23.95%) DHCP
3 21 (12.57%) iSCSI
4 19 (11.38%) LAN
5 18 (10.78%) SAN
6 17 (10.18%) WAN
7 15 (8.98%) VPN
8 14 (8.38%) SNMP
9 13 (7.78%) Firewall
10 9 (5.39%) LDAP
10 9 (5.39%) VoIP
11 8 (4.79%) Kerberos
11 8 (4.79%) VLAN
12 7 (4.19%) MPLS
12 7 (4.19%) Network Security
12 7 (4.19%) Unified Communications
13 6 (3.59%) NAS
14 5 (2.99%) TCP/IP
15 4 (2.40%) Reverse Proxy
15 4 (2.40%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (17.37%) SQL Server
2 15 (8.98%) Oracle Database
3 12 (7.19%) Oracle Database 12c
4 10 (5.99%) Azure SQL Database
5 9 (5.39%) SQL Server 2008
6 6 (3.59%) SQL Server 2014
6 6 (3.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 6 (3.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 5 (2.99%) Relational Database
7 5 (2.99%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 4 (2.40%) SQL Server 2005
9 3 (1.80%) SQL Server 2012
10 2 (1.20%) MySQL
11 1 (0.60%) DB2
11 1 (0.60%) Oracle Database 10g
11 1 (0.60%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 8 (4.79%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (4.19%) Git (software)
2 7 (4.19%) Jenkins
2 7 (4.19%) NUnit
3 6 (3.59%) JIRA
4 5 (2.99%) Ant
4 5 (2.99%) Hudson
4 5 (2.99%) Maven
4 5 (2.99%) Subversion
5 3 (1.80%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.60%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 16 (9.58%) Finance
2 4 (2.40%) Spanish Language
3 3 (1.80%) French Language
3 3 (1.80%) German Language
3 3 (1.80%) Manufacturing
3 3 (1.80%) Multimedia
3 3 (1.80%) Portuguese Language
4 2 (1.20%) Advertising
4 2 (1.20%) Banking
5 1 (0.60%) Back Office
5 1 (0.60%) Electronics
5 1 (0.60%) Marketing
5 1 (0.60%) Publishing
5 1 (0.60%) Retail
5 1 (0.60%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 30 (17.96%) Architect
2 17 (10.18%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 14 (8.38%) Support Engineer
4 13 (7.78%) Azure Engineer
5 12 (7.19%) Consultant
6 11 (6.59%) Technical Architect
7 10 (5.99%) Azure DevOps
7 10 (5.99%) DevOps Engineer
8 9 (5.39%) Analyst
8 9 (5.39%) Service Architect
9 8 (4.79%) Administrator
9 8 (4.79%) C# Developer
9 8 (4.79%) Developer
9 8 (4.79%) Server Engineer
9 8 (4.79%) Systems Administrator
9 8 (4.79%) Systems Engineer
10 7 (4.19%) .NET Developer
10 7 (4.19%) ASP.NET Developer
10 7 (4.19%) Operations Manager
10 7 (4.19%) Systems Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (9.58%) .NET
2 11 (6.59%) XML
3 7 (4.19%) ASP.NET
3 7 (4.19%) ASP.NET MVC
3 7 (4.19%) CSS
3 7 (4.19%) HTML
3 7 (4.19%) jQuery
3 7 (4.19%) Web Services
4 5 (2.99%) ADO.NET
5 2 (1.20%) .NET Framework
5 2 (1.20%) Middleware
6 1 (0.60%) AppFabric
6 1 (0.60%) ELK Stack
6 1 (0.60%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 16 (9.58%) Data Centre
2 13 (7.78%) Computer Science
3 12 (7.19%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (7.19%) Client/Server
4 10 (5.99%) Management Information System
5 9 (5.39%) Clustering
6 8 (4.79%) Enterprise Software
7 7 (4.19%) Replication
8 6 (3.59%) BYOD
8 6 (3.59%) Mathematics
8 6 (3.59%) PKI
9 5 (2.99%) Hybrid Cloud
10 4 (2.40%) Statistics
11 3 (1.80%) HP StoreVirtual
11 3 (1.80%) Public Cloud
11 3 (1.80%) Visualisation
12 2 (1.20%) Fat Client
12 2 (1.20%) Thin Client
13 1 (0.60%) RIA
13 1 (0.60%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 103 (61.68%) Windows
2 45 (26.95%) Windows Server
3 43 (25.75%) Windows Server 2012
4 38 (22.75%) Windows Server 2008
5 29 (17.37%) Linux
6 19 (11.38%) VMS
7 12 (7.19%) Windows Server 2003
8 10 (5.99%) Unix
9 9 (5.39%) CentOS
9 9 (5.39%) Ubuntu
10 6 (3.59%) Data ONTAP
10 6 (3.59%) Mac OS X
11 4 (2.40%) Windows 7
12 3 (1.80%) AIX
12 3 (1.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 3 (1.80%) Windows 10
13 2 (1.20%) Windows 8
14 1 (0.60%) Fedora
14 1 (0.60%) HPUX
14 1 (0.60%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (33.53%) ITIL
2 24 (14.37%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (14.37%) Service Management
3 21 (12.57%) Configuration Management
4 19 (11.38%) Virtual Environments
5 15 (8.98%) Disaster Recovery
5 15 (8.98%) Software Deployment
6 13 (7.78%) DevOps
7 12 (7.19%) ITSM
7 12 (7.19%) Project Management
7 12 (7.19%) Use Case
8 11 (6.59%) Service Design
8 11 (6.59%) Stakeholder Management
9 9 (5.39%) ITIL V3
9 9 (5.39%) Patch Management
9 9 (5.39%) Performance Tuning
9 9 (5.39%) Problem Management
10 8 (4.79%) Capacity Management
10 8 (4.79%) Performance Monitoring
10 8 (4.79%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 66 (39.52%) SQL
2 48 (28.74%) PowerShell
3 17 (10.18%) VBScript
4 9 (5.39%) Python
5 8 (4.79%) C#
5 8 (4.79%) Ruby
6 7 (4.19%) JavaScript
7 5 (2.99%) T-SQL
7 5 (2.99%) VB
8 1 (0.60%) Java
8 1 (0.60%) Perl
8 1 (0.60%) PHP
Qualifications
1 64 (38.32%) Security Cleared
2 52 (31.14%) SC Cleared
3 27 (16.17%) Microsoft Certification
4 20 (11.98%) MCSE
5 13 (7.78%) Degree
6 11 (6.59%) DV Cleared
7 7 (4.19%) ITIL Certification
7 7 (4.19%) MCTS
8 6 (3.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 5 (2.99%) MCP
10 4 (2.40%) MCITP
11 3 (1.80%) MCAD
11 3 (1.80%) MCPD
12 2 (1.20%) BPSS Clearance
13 1 (0.60%) CCA
13 1 (0.60%) Citrix Certification
13 1 (0.60%) ISEB
13 1 (0.60%) ISTQB
13 1 (0.60%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
13 1 (0.60%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.99%) JSP 440
2 4 (2.40%) SLA
3 3 (1.80%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (1.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.60%) COBIT
5 1 (0.60%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 95 (56.89%) Active Directory
2 44 (26.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 30 (17.96%) Hyper-V
4 18 (10.78%) NFS
5 17 (10.18%) Virtual Machines
6 13 (7.78%) XenApp
7 11 (6.59%) Docker
8 8 (4.79%) VMware ESXi
9 6 (3.59%) Microsoft App-V
9 6 (3.59%) Virtual Desktop
10 5 (2.99%) Firmware
10 5 (2.99%) vSphere
11 4 (2.40%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 4 (2.40%) VMware ESX
12 2 (1.20%) Oracle RAC
12 2 (1.20%) XenDesktop
12 2 (1.20%) XenServer
13 1 (0.60%) Postfix
13 1 (0.60%) qmail
13 1 (0.60%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 94 (56.29%) SCCM
2 22 (13.17%) Tivoli
3 16 (9.58%) Puppet
4 14 (8.38%) SCSM
5 13 (7.78%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 13 (7.78%) SCVMM
6 12 (7.19%) SCDPM
7 11 (6.59%) SCOrch
8 10 (5.99%) Opscode Chef
9 9 (5.39%) OVSD
10 8 (4.79%) WSUS
11 7 (4.19%) Backup Exec
11 7 (4.19%) Norton AntiVirus
12 6 (3.59%) Ansible
12 6 (3.59%) NetBackup
13 5 (2.99%) Forefront Identity Manager
13 5 (2.99%) WhatsUp Gold
13 5 (2.99%) WMI
14 3 (1.80%) Microsoft Clustering
14 3 (1.80%) Nagios
Vendors
1 128 (76.65%) Microsoft
2 67 (40.12%) VMware
3 46 (27.54%) HP
4 20 (11.98%) Cisco
4 20 (11.98%) Citrix
5 19 (11.38%) Oracle
6 18 (10.78%) IBM
6 18 (10.78%) NetApp
7 15 (8.98%) EMC
8 14 (8.38%) Serena
9 13 (7.78%) CA
10 10 (5.99%) Symantec
11 8 (4.79%) Veeam
12 7 (4.19%) Dell
12 7 (4.19%) Splunk
13 5 (2.99%) Acronis
13 5 (2.99%) CommVault
13 5 (2.99%) F5
13 5 (2.99%) Intel Security
13 5 (2.99%) LogRhythm
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