The table below looks at the statistics for SCOM skills in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SCOM over the 3 months to 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM)
Rank 139 139 112
Rank change year-on-year
0 -27
Contract jobs citing SCOM 5 10 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.17% 0.31% 0.69%
As % of the Systems Management category 2.29% 4.35% 9.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 6 4
Average daily rate £444 £350 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.78% -17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £215 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £420 £464
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £400 £325
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +23.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £26.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £55.65 £26.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+110.00% -3.63%
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 West region.

Systems Management Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
218 230 184
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 7.32% 7.13% 7.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 157 138 87
Average daily rate £370 £425 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.94% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £240 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £365 £343
% change year-on-year
+7.53% +6.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 8
Average hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £17.36
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +20.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £12.00 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £29.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £21.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+62.79% -

SCOM
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SCOM across the South West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Systems Management category.

SCOM Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

SCOM
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SCOM across the South West region.

SCOM Daily Rate Trend in the South West

SCOM
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SCOM across the South West region over the 3 months to 12 February 2016.

SCOM Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

SCOM
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SCOM across the South West region.

SCOM Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

SCOM
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 12 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Wiltshire -4 4 £444 +121.87%
Gloucestershire +11 1 £450 +28.57%
Bristol - 1 £375 - 4
SCOM
England

SCOM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 12 (92.31%) SCCM
2 8 (61.54%) ITIL
3 6 (46.15%) Windows
3 6 (46.15%) Microsoft
3 6 (46.15%) Hyper-V
3 6 (46.15%) VMware
4 5 (38.46%) Security Cleared
4 5 (38.46%) Active Directory
4 5 (38.46%) Service Management
5 4 (30.77%) SAN
5 4 (30.77%) MS Excel
5 4 (30.77%) MS Exchange
5 4 (30.77%) ITSM
5 4 (30.77%) Skype for Business
5 4 (30.77%) Windows Server
6 3 (23.08%) WSUS
6 3 (23.08%) DV Cleared
6 3 (23.08%) NAS
6 3 (23.08%) SharePoint
6 3 (23.08%) SQL
7 2 (15.38%) ISEB
7 2 (15.38%) DNS
7 2 (15.38%) MS Office
7 2 (15.38%) Visual Studio
7 2 (15.38%) LAN
7 2 (15.38%) DHCP
7 2 (15.38%) Test Scripting
7 2 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
7 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (15.38%) V-Model

SCOM
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 4 (30.77%) MS Exchange
1 4 (30.77%) Skype for Business
2 3 (23.08%) SharePoint
3 1 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 4 (30.77%) MS Excel
2 2 (15.38%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (30.77%) SAN
2 3 (23.08%) NAS
3 2 (15.38%) DHCP
3 2 (15.38%) DNS
3 2 (15.38%) LAN
4 1 (7.69%) Cisco IOS
4 1 (7.69%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (7.69%) FTP
4 1 (7.69%) NX-OS
4 1 (7.69%) Remote Desktop
4 1 (7.69%) TCP/IP
4 1 (7.69%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (15.38%) Visual Studio
2 1 (7.69%) JIRA
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle Forms
General
1 2 (15.38%) Finance
2 1 (7.69%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (30.77%) Analyst
1 4 (30.77%) Architect
1 4 (30.77%) Infrastructure Architect
2 3 (23.08%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
2 3 (23.08%) Solutions Architect
3 2 (15.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Senior Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Technical Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Desktop Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) DV Cleared Test Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Technical Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Test Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Service Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Storage Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Test Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Tester
4 1 (7.69%) Windows Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Data Centre
2 1 (7.69%) Client/Server
2 1 (7.69%) Statistics
2 1 (7.69%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 6 (46.15%) Windows
2 4 (30.77%) Windows Server
3 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (7.69%) Windows 7
4 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (61.54%) ITIL
2 5 (38.46%) Service Management
3 4 (30.77%) ITSM
4 2 (15.38%) Test Scripting
4 2 (15.38%) V-Model
5 1 (7.69%) Capacity Management
5 1 (7.69%) Data Protection
5 1 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (7.69%) Migration
5 1 (7.69%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 3 (23.08%) SQL
2 1 (7.69%) ANSI SQL
2 1 (7.69%) PowerShell
2 1 (7.69%) VB
2 1 (7.69%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 5 (38.46%) Security Cleared
2 3 (23.08%) DV Cleared
3 2 (15.38%) ISEB
3 2 (15.38%) ISTQB
4 1 (7.69%) Degree
4 1 (7.69%) MCSE
4 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 6 (46.15%) Hyper-V
2 5 (38.46%) Active Directory
3 2 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (7.69%) DFS Replication
4 1 (7.69%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (7.69%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (7.69%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 12 (92.31%) SCCM
2 3 (23.08%) WSUS
3 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 1 (7.69%) HP SIM
4 1 (7.69%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (7.69%) SCDPM
4 1 (7.69%) SCOrch
4 1 (7.69%) SCSM
4 1 (7.69%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 6 (46.15%) Microsoft
1 6 (46.15%) VMware
2 1 (7.69%) 3PAR
2 1 (7.69%) Cisco
2 1 (7.69%) Citrix
2 1 (7.69%) HP
2 1 (7.69%) LANDesk
2 1 (7.69%) NetApp
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle
2 1 (7.69%) SolarWinds
2 1 (7.69%) Splunk