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 30 July 2015 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM)
Rank 133 126 107
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -19
Contract jobs citing SCOM 14 18 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.44% 0.59% 0.23%
As % of the Systems Management category 6.11% 7.00% 4.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 10 3
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£400 £350 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £219 £404
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £648 £444
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.55 £25.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+34.18% -18.03%
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
229 257 124
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 7.15% 8.40% 5.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 129 151 64
Average daily rate £400 £390 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +13.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £261 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £490 £483
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £338 £345
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -2.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 8 7
Average hourly rate £20.75 £20.06 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.43% -10.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.81 £13.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.09 £190.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.76 £20.06 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+8.48% -10.84%

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 30 July 2015.

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 30 July 2015. 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
Wiltshire +4 8 £525 +52.72%
Devon +4 4 £225 - 4
Dorset - 2 - -
SCOM
England

SCOM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, 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 25 (67.57%) Windows
2 24 (64.86%) Microsoft
2 24 (64.86%) Active Directory
3 16 (43.24%) ITIL
4 15 (40.54%) MS Exchange
4 15 (40.54%) Windows Server 2012
5 14 (37.84%) SCCM
5 14 (37.84%) Windows Server 2008
6 13 (35.14%) Security Cleared
7 11 (29.73%) VMware
7 11 (29.73%) Microsoft Certification
7 11 (29.73%) MCSE
7 11 (29.73%) Citrix
8 9 (24.32%) Windows Server 2003
8 9 (24.32%) Windows 7
9 8 (21.62%) Lync
10 6 (16.22%) MCSA
10 6 (16.22%) DNS
10 6 (16.22%) Exchange Server 2010
10 6 (16.22%) VMware ESXi
10 6 (16.22%) VMware Infrastructure
10 6 (16.22%) Hyper-V
10 6 (16.22%) SC Cleared
10 6 (16.22%) Microsoft App-V
10 6 (16.22%) PKI
10 6 (16.22%) WSUS
10 6 (16.22%) SCOrch
10 6 (16.22%) SCSM
10 6 (16.22%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 6 (16.22%) Data Centre

SCOM
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, 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 15 (40.54%) MS Exchange
2 8 (21.62%) Lync
3 6 (16.22%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (13.51%) SharePoint
4 5 (13.51%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (10.81%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (5.41%) IIS
6 2 (5.41%) Office Communications Server
7 1 (2.70%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 4 (10.81%) MS Office
2 3 (8.11%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.70%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (16.22%) DNS
2 5 (13.51%) DHCP
3 4 (10.81%) Internet
4 3 (8.11%) Firewall
4 3 (8.11%) Cisco PIX
4 3 (8.11%) Network Security
5 1 (2.70%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.81%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (8.11%) Ant
General
1 3 (8.11%) Back Office
1 3 (8.11%) Retail
2 1 (2.70%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (21.62%) Analyst
2 5 (13.51%) Systems Engineer
2 5 (13.51%) Technical Analyst
2 5 (13.51%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (8.11%) Systems Manager
3 3 (8.11%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
3 3 (8.11%) Technical Services Analyst
3 3 (8.11%) Designer
3 3 (8.11%) Support Engineer
3 3 (8.11%) Consultant
3 3 (8.11%) Network Engineer
3 3 (8.11%) Operations Manager
4 2 (5.41%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (5.41%) SCCM Consultant
4 2 (5.41%) Infrastructure Designer
4 2 (5.41%) Senior Technical Analyst
4 2 (5.41%) Windows Engineer
5 1 (2.70%) Technical Designer
5 1 (2.70%) Windows Technical Consultant
5 1 (2.70%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.70%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 6 (16.22%) PKI
1 6 (16.22%) Data Centre
2 5 (13.51%) User Experience
2 5 (13.51%) Client/Server
3 4 (10.81%) Blackberry
4 2 (5.41%) Mainframe
5 1 (2.70%) Clustering
5 1 (2.70%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 25 (67.57%) Windows
2 15 (40.54%) Windows Server 2012
3 14 (37.84%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (24.32%) Windows 7
4 9 (24.32%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (10.81%) Windows XP
6 3 (8.11%) Windows 8
7 2 (5.41%) UNIX
8 1 (2.70%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (43.24%) ITIL
2 5 (13.51%) Data Protection
2 5 (13.51%) Performance Tuning
3 4 (10.81%) Kalman Filter
3 4 (10.81%) Mentoring
4 3 (8.11%) Network Monitoring
4 3 (8.11%) WFM
4 3 (8.11%) Capacity Planning
4 3 (8.11%) Migration
4 3 (8.11%) Data Management
4 3 (8.11%) Service Delivery
5 2 (5.41%) E-Commerce
5 2 (5.41%) People Management
6 1 (2.70%) Performance Testing
6 1 (2.70%) Configuration Management
6 1 (2.70%) Project Management
6 1 (2.70%) Service Management
6 1 (2.70%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (2.70%) ITSM
6 1 (2.70%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 5 (13.51%) SQL
2 1 (2.70%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 13 (35.14%) Security Cleared
2 11 (29.73%) MCSE
2 11 (29.73%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (16.22%) MCSA
3 6 (16.22%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 6 (16.22%) SC Cleared
4 5 (13.51%) DV Cleared
5 3 (8.11%) Degree
5 3 (8.11%) CCNA
5 3 (8.11%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (8.11%) CCSA
6 2 (5.41%) MCITP
7 1 (2.70%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (2.70%) Network+ Certification
7 1 (2.70%) MCT
7 1 (2.70%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.11%) SLA
System Software
1 24 (64.86%) Active Directory
2 6 (16.22%) Microsoft App-V
2 6 (16.22%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (16.22%) Hyper-V
2 6 (16.22%) VMware ESXi
3 5 (13.51%) DFS Replication
3 5 (13.51%) ISA Server
4 4 (10.81%) VMware ESX
5 3 (8.11%) Firmware
6 2 (5.41%) Forefront TMG
7 1 (2.70%) UAG
7 1 (2.70%) vCloud
7 1 (2.70%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 14 (37.84%) SCCM
2 6 (16.22%) SCOrch
2 6 (16.22%) SCSM
2 6 (16.22%) WSUS
3 5 (13.51%) SCVMM
3 5 (13.51%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 3 (8.11%) SCDPM
4 3 (8.11%) OpenView
4 3 (8.11%) CiscoWorks
5 2 (5.41%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (2.70%) BMC PATROL
6 1 (2.70%) MOM
Vendors
1 24 (64.86%) Microsoft
2 11 (29.73%) Citrix
2 11 (29.73%) VMware
3 5 (13.51%) Symantec
4 4 (10.81%) SolarWinds
4 4 (10.81%) Cisco
4 4 (10.81%) HP
5 3 (8.11%) CheckPoint
6 2 (5.41%) LANDesk
6 2 (5.41%) Dell
7 1 (2.70%) BMC
7 1 (2.70%) ArcSight
7 1 (2.70%) Lumension
7 1 (2.70%) Dell Compellent