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 20 October 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM)
Rank 157 155 215
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +60
Contract jobs citing SCOM 100 88 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.04% 1.01% 0.36%
As % of the Systems Management category 10.32% 11.11% 4.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 56 23
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£375 £325 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +18.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £314 £224 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £477
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 2 3
Average hourly rate £46.75 £18.35 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+154.80% -18.45%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.25 £31.56 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+21.21% +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
969 792 695
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 10.11% 9.11% 7.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 510 416 278
Average daily rate £365 £339 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.74% +4.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £244 £210 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £320
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 41 63
Average hourly rate £23.50 £22.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.44% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £13.90 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £37.50 £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £21.75 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+1.14% +14.47%

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 20 October 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 20 October 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 20 October 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 -2 37 £375 +17.18% 2
Berkshire +3 18 £400 +18.51% 9
Hampshire -11 18 £365 +9.77% 4
Buckinghamshire -6 13 £398 +32.50% 1
Kent - 7 £356 -
West Sussex +4 4 £338 -20.58% 1
Oxfordshire -19 1 £315 -3.07%
Thames Valley - - - -
Sussex - - - -
Middlesex - - - - 1
SCOM
England

SCOM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 90 (68.18%) Windows
2 73 (55.30%) Microsoft
3 70 (53.03%) Active Directory
3 70 (53.03%) SCCM
4 48 (36.36%) SQL
5 47 (35.61%) SQL Server
6 46 (34.85%) VMware
7 38 (28.79%) Clustering
8 34 (25.76%) Microsoft Certification
9 31 (23.48%) SAN
9 31 (23.48%) IIS
9 31 (23.48%) MS Excel
10 30 (22.73%) PowerShell
10 30 (22.73%) Hyper-V
11 29 (21.97%) Windows Server 2008
12 27 (20.45%) Security Cleared
12 27 (20.45%) Windows Server 2003
13 26 (19.70%) DNS
14 25 (18.94%) VMware Infrastructure
15 23 (17.42%) ISA Server
16 22 (16.67%) Finance
16 22 (16.67%) HP
17 21 (15.91%) TCP/IP
17 21 (15.91%) SolarWinds
18 20 (15.15%) T-SQL
19 19 (14.39%) Windows Server 2012
20 18 (13.64%) VBScript
20 18 (13.64%) ITIL
20 18 (13.64%) MS Exchange
20 18 (13.64%) Citrix

SCOM
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 31 (23.48%) IIS
2 18 (13.64%) MS Exchange
3 8 (6.06%) BizTalk Server
4 6 (4.55%) Lync
4 6 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (3.79%) SharePoint
5 5 (3.79%) Exchange Server 2013
6 4 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.76%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.76%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 31 (23.48%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.76%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.52%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (1.52%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.27%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 31 (23.48%) SAN
2 26 (19.70%) DNS
3 21 (15.91%) TCP/IP
4 16 (12.12%) Internet
5 9 (6.82%) DHCP
6 7 (5.30%) Firewall
6 7 (5.30%) NAS
7 5 (3.79%) Broadband
8 3 (2.27%) LAN
8 3 (2.27%) WAN
8 3 (2.27%) VPN
8 3 (2.27%) SSL
8 3 (2.27%) IPsec
8 3 (2.27%) Reverse Proxy
8 3 (2.27%) Network Security
8 3 (2.27%) Cisco ASA
9 2 (1.52%) NetScaler
9 2 (1.52%) VLAN
9 2 (1.52%) SNMP
10 1 (0.76%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (35.61%) SQL Server
2 15 (11.36%) SQL Server 2008
3 14 (10.61%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (3.79%) OLTP
5 4 (3.03%) SQL Server 2000
5 4 (3.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (3.03%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (1.52%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.76%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (1.52%) NUnit
1 2 (1.52%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (1.52%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 22 (16.67%) Finance
2 5 (3.79%) Banking
3 2 (1.52%) Retail
4 1 (0.76%) Retail Banking
4 1 (0.76%) Financial Institution
4 1 (0.76%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 24 (18.18%) Administrator
2 18 (13.64%) Systems Administrator
3 15 (11.36%) DBA
3 15 (11.36%) SQL DBA
4 13 (9.85%) Consultant
5 12 (9.09%) Architect
5 12 (9.09%) SCCM Engineer
6 9 (6.82%) Project Manager
6 9 (6.82%) SQL Server DBA
7 8 (6.06%) Windows Administrator
7 8 (6.06%) Technical Architect
8 7 (5.30%) Analyst
8 7 (5.30%) Field Engineer
8 7 (5.30%) Windows Systems Administrator
9 6 (4.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 5 (3.79%) Server Support
10 5 (3.79%) Support Analyst
11 4 (3.03%) Exchange Engineer
11 4 (3.03%) Technical Specialist
11 4 (3.03%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (9.09%) DCOM
2 7 (5.30%) XML
3 3 (2.27%) .NET
4 2 (1.52%) ASP.NET
4 2 (1.52%) CSS
4 2 (1.52%) Application Packaging
4 2 (1.52%) jQuery
4 2 (1.52%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (1.52%) HTML
5 1 (0.76%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 38 (28.79%) Clustering
2 13 (9.85%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (9.09%) PKI
4 5 (3.79%) Mathematics
4 5 (3.79%) Computer Science
5 4 (3.03%) Replication
5 4 (3.03%) Blackberry
6 3 (2.27%) Mainframe
6 3 (2.27%) Management Information System
6 3 (2.27%) Client/Server
7 2 (1.52%) AS400
7 2 (1.52%) iSeries
8 1 (0.76%) Fat Client
8 1 (0.76%) Thin Client
8 1 (0.76%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 90 (68.18%) Windows
2 29 (21.97%) Windows Server 2008
3 27 (20.45%) Windows Server 2003
4 19 (14.39%) Windows Server 2012
5 12 (9.09%) UNIX
6 9 (6.82%) Windows 2000
6 9 (6.82%) Windows NT
6 9 (6.82%) Windows 2000 Server
7 5 (3.79%) Windows 7
8 3 (2.27%) Windows XP
9 2 (1.52%) VMS
9 2 (1.52%) Linux
9 2 (1.52%) AIX
10 1 (0.76%) HPUX
10 1 (0.76%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (13.64%) ITIL
2 16 (12.12%) Capacity Planning
3 14 (10.61%) Incident Management
4 13 (9.85%) Performance Tuning
5 12 (9.09%) Migration
6 11 (8.33%) Load Balancing
6 11 (8.33%) Capacity Management
7 10 (7.58%) Change Management
7 10 (7.58%) Disaster Recovery
8 9 (6.82%) Root Cause Analysis
9 6 (4.55%) Network Load Balancing
10 5 (3.79%) Time Management
10 5 (3.79%) Service Management
11 4 (3.03%) Performance Management
11 4 (3.03%) Problem Management
11 4 (3.03%) Logistics
11 4 (3.03%) Project Management
11 4 (3.03%) Performance Monitoring
12 3 (2.27%) Kalman Filter
12 3 (2.27%) WAN Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 48 (36.36%) SQL
2 30 (22.73%) PowerShell
3 20 (15.15%) T-SQL
4 18 (13.64%) VBScript
5 3 (2.27%) VB
6 2 (1.52%) C
6 2 (1.52%) C#
6 2 (1.52%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 34 (25.76%) Microsoft Certification
2 27 (20.45%) Security Cleared
3 18 (13.64%) SC Cleared
4 17 (12.88%) MCSE
4 17 (12.88%) Degree
5 12 (9.09%) DV Cleared
6 9 (6.82%) MCTS
7 3 (2.27%) MCITP
8 1 (0.76%) MCP
8 1 (0.76%) CCA
8 1 (0.76%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (0.76%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (8.33%) SLA
2 3 (2.27%) BS7799
2 3 (2.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (2.27%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 70 (53.03%) Active Directory
2 30 (22.73%) Hyper-V
3 25 (18.94%) VMware Infrastructure
4 23 (17.42%) ISA Server
5 14 (10.61%) VMware ESX
6 12 (9.09%) Forefront TMG
6 12 (9.09%) UAG
7 10 (7.58%) XenDesktop
8 8 (6.06%) vSphere
8 8 (6.06%) Terminal Services
9 7 (5.30%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 7 (5.30%) XenApp
10 3 (2.27%) XenServer
10 3 (2.27%) Microsoft App-V
11 2 (1.52%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 70 (53.03%) SCCM
2 16 (12.12%) SCSM
3 13 (9.85%) SCOrch
4 12 (9.09%) WMI
5 9 (6.82%) NetBackup
5 9 (6.82%) MOM
5 9 (6.82%) HP SIM
5 9 (6.82%) SAP Afaria
6 7 (5.30%) SolarWinds Orion
6 7 (5.30%) BladeLogic
7 6 (4.55%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 6 (4.55%) SCVMM
8 5 (3.79%) BMC PATROL
8 5 (3.79%) WSUS
9 3 (2.27%) McAfee ePO
10 2 (1.52%) SCDPM
10 2 (1.52%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 2 (1.52%) Backup Exec
10 2 (1.52%) Control-M
11 1 (0.76%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 73 (55.30%) Microsoft
2 46 (34.85%) VMware
3 22 (16.67%) HP
4 21 (15.91%) SolarWinds
5 18 (13.64%) Citrix
6 12 (9.09%) BMC
6 12 (9.09%) Intel
6 12 (9.09%) F5
7 7 (5.30%) Sophos
8 6 (4.55%) Altiris
8 6 (4.55%) IronPort
8 6 (4.55%) Qualys
8 6 (4.55%) Cisco
9 5 (3.79%) Dell
9 5 (3.79%) McAfee
10 4 (3.03%) Veeam
10 4 (3.03%) Symantec
10 4 (3.03%) CommVault
11 3 (2.27%) Avaya
11 3 (2.27%) Juniper
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