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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM)
Rank 119 122 117
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -5
Contract jobs citing SCOM 22 23 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.69% 0.69% 0.50%
As % of the Systems Management category 9.52% 10.85% 8.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 6 4
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£375 £425 £443
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% -3.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £244 £363 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £463 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 0
Average hourly rate £20.19 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.75 £29.50 £33.75
% change year-on-year
-16.10% -12.59%
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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
231 212 143
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 7.25% 6.39% 5.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 139 117 64
Average daily rate £399 £375 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.33% -9.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £293 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £549 £470 £496
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 2 11
Average hourly rate £20.19 £21.50 £10.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.11% +115.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.19 £25.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
-19.26% +16.27%

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 17 April 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 17 April 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
Somerset 0 6 - -
Wiltshire +6 4 £375 - 2
Bristol -1 4 £319 -27.14% 5
Dorset - 4 £406 - 1
Devon +4 3 - -
Gloucestershire - - - - 1
SCOM
England

SCOM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 22 (64.71%) Windows
1 22 (64.71%) Microsoft
2 21 (61.76%) Active Directory
3 16 (47.06%) MS Exchange
4 13 (38.24%) Windows Server 2003
4 13 (38.24%) SCCM
4 13 (38.24%) Windows Server 2008
5 11 (32.35%) SQL Server
5 11 (32.35%) ITIL
5 11 (32.35%) Windows Server 2012
6 10 (29.41%) Citrix
7 9 (26.47%) VMware
7 9 (26.47%) SQL
8 7 (20.59%) MCSE
8 7 (20.59%) Microsoft Certification
8 7 (20.59%) SharePoint
8 7 (20.59%) Clustering
9 6 (17.65%) PKI
9 6 (17.65%) VMware Infrastructure
9 6 (17.65%) Exchange Server 2007
9 6 (17.65%) Exchange Server 2010
10 5 (14.71%) Symantec
10 5 (14.71%) LAN
10 5 (14.71%) WAN
10 5 (14.71%) IIS
10 5 (14.71%) Security Cleared
10 5 (14.71%) SQL Server 2005
10 5 (14.71%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 4 (11.76%) Windows 8
11 4 (11.76%) SolarWinds

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Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 16 (47.06%) MS Exchange
2 7 (20.59%) SharePoint
3 6 (17.65%) Exchange Server 2007
3 6 (17.65%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (14.71%) IIS
5 3 (8.82%) Lync
6 2 (5.88%) WebSphere
6 2 (5.88%) Office Communications Server
6 2 (5.88%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (5.88%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 1 (2.94%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.94%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (14.71%) LAN
1 5 (14.71%) WAN
2 3 (8.82%) Firewall
3 2 (5.88%) Cisco PIX
3 2 (5.88%) Network Security
4 1 (2.94%) DNS
4 1 (2.94%) SAN
4 1 (2.94%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (32.35%) SQL Server
2 5 (14.71%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (5.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (5.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (5.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (2.94%) Ant
General
1 1 (2.94%) Telecoms
1 1 (2.94%) Legal
1 1 (2.94%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (29.41%) Analyst
2 6 (17.65%) Support Analyst
3 5 (14.71%) Systems Engineer
3 5 (14.71%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 4 (11.76%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
4 4 (11.76%) Consultant
4 4 (11.76%) Operations Manager
4 4 (11.76%) Wintel Analyst
4 4 (11.76%) Wintel Support Analyst
4 4 (11.76%) Wintel Support
5 3 (8.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (8.82%) Systems Manager
6 2 (5.88%) Network Engineer
6 2 (5.88%) Technical Analyst
6 2 (5.88%) Technical Services Analyst
6 2 (5.88%) Server Engineer
7 1 (2.94%) Windows Server Engineer
7 1 (2.94%) SCCM Consultant
7 1 (2.94%) SCCM Engineer
7 1 (2.94%) Operations Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.88%) MSMQ
2 1 (2.94%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 7 (20.59%) Clustering
2 6 (17.65%) PKI
3 2 (5.88%) Blackberry
4 1 (2.94%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 22 (64.71%) Windows
2 13 (38.24%) Windows Server 2003
2 13 (38.24%) Windows Server 2008
3 11 (32.35%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (11.76%) Windows 7
4 4 (11.76%) Windows 8
5 2 (5.88%) Windows XP
6 1 (2.94%) UNIX
6 1 (2.94%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (32.35%) ITIL
2 3 (8.82%) People Management
2 3 (8.82%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (5.88%) Network Monitoring
3 2 (5.88%) Kalman Filter
3 2 (5.88%) Mentoring
3 2 (5.88%) Capacity Planning
3 2 (5.88%) E-Commerce
4 1 (2.94%) Project Management
4 1 (2.94%) Service Delivery
4 1 (2.94%) Migration
4 1 (2.94%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (2.94%) Data Management
4 1 (2.94%) TOGAF
4 1 (2.94%) Incident Management
4 1 (2.94%) WFM
4 1 (2.94%) Problem Management
4 1 (2.94%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 9 (26.47%) SQL
2 3 (8.82%) PowerShell
3 2 (5.88%) VBScript
3 2 (5.88%) VB
Qualifications
1 7 (20.59%) MCSE
1 7 (20.59%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (14.71%) Security Cleared
3 3 (8.82%) SC Cleared
4 2 (5.88%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 2 (5.88%) CCSA
4 2 (5.88%) Degree
4 2 (5.88%) MCSA
4 2 (5.88%) CCNA
4 2 (5.88%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (2.94%) MCT
5 1 (2.94%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (2.94%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.94%) SLA
System Software
1 21 (61.76%) Active Directory
2 6 (17.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (11.76%) ISA Server
4 3 (8.82%) Forefront TMG
4 3 (8.82%) Hyper-V
5 2 (5.88%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (5.88%) UAG
6 1 (2.94%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (2.94%) vCloud
6 1 (2.94%) VMware ESX
6 1 (2.94%) Firmware
6 1 (2.94%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 13 (38.24%) SCCM
2 5 (14.71%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 2 (5.88%) OpenView
3 2 (5.88%) CiscoWorks
3 2 (5.88%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (2.94%) WSUS
4 1 (2.94%) MOM
4 1 (2.94%) SCOrch
4 1 (2.94%) SCSM
Vendors
1 22 (64.71%) Microsoft
2 10 (29.41%) Citrix
3 9 (26.47%) VMware
4 5 (14.71%) Symantec
5 4 (11.76%) HP
5 4 (11.76%) SolarWinds
6 3 (8.82%) Cisco
7 2 (5.88%) IBM
7 2 (5.88%) Unisys
7 2 (5.88%) CheckPoint
7 2 (5.88%) LANDesk
8 1 (2.94%) Dell
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