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 3 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM)
Rank 117 119 107
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -12
Contract jobs citing SCOM 25 15 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.80% 0.52% 0.25%
As % of the Systems Management category 12.44% 7.25% 4.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 10 3
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£375 £419 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.44% -6.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £315 £426
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £605 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £20.19 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.09 £31.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
-20.34% +3.27%
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
201 207 125
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 6.46% 7.18% 6.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 131 72
Average daily rate £375 £390 £383
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.84% +1.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £275 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £508
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £338 £338
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 4 2
Average hourly rate £20.19 £25.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.26% +31.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £18.52 £16.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £190.00 £21.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £18.75 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -10.71%

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 3 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 3 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 +1 10 £500 +29.03% 2
Devon -2 5 £225 - 2
Somerset +9 4 - - 1
Bristol +1 3 £375 -7.69% 1
Dorset - 2 - -
Gloucestershire -2 1 - - 1
SCOM
England

SCOM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 3 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 26 (68.42%) Windows
2 24 (63.16%) Active Directory
3 23 (60.53%) Microsoft
4 15 (39.47%) MS Exchange
4 15 (39.47%) ITIL
4 15 (39.47%) SCCM
4 15 (39.47%) Windows Server 2012
5 14 (36.84%) Windows Server 2008
6 12 (31.58%) Security Cleared
6 12 (31.58%) Citrix
6 12 (31.58%) VMware
7 11 (28.95%) Microsoft Certification
7 11 (28.95%) MCSE
8 10 (26.32%) Windows Server 2003
9 8 (21.05%) Windows 7
10 7 (18.42%) Lync
11 6 (15.79%) Exchange Server 2010
11 6 (15.79%) Hyper-V
11 6 (15.79%) VMware Infrastructure
11 6 (15.79%) SC Cleared
11 6 (15.79%) PKI
11 6 (15.79%) Microsoft App-V
11 6 (15.79%) ISA Server
11 6 (15.79%) MCSA
11 6 (15.79%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 6 (15.79%) Data Centre
12 5 (13.16%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 5 (13.16%) SCOrch
12 5 (13.16%) SCSM
12 5 (13.16%) DNS

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Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 3 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 (39.47%) MS Exchange
2 7 (18.42%) Lync
3 6 (15.79%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2013
4 4 (10.53%) SharePoint
4 4 (10.53%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 3 (7.89%) IIS
6 2 (5.26%) Office Communications Server
7 1 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 3 (7.89%) MS Office
2 2 (5.26%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.63%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (13.16%) DNS
2 4 (10.53%) DHCP
2 4 (10.53%) Firewall
3 3 (7.89%) Cisco PIX
3 3 (7.89%) Network Security
3 3 (7.89%) Internet
4 1 (2.63%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.53%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (7.89%) Ant
General
1 3 (7.89%) Back Office
1 3 (7.89%) Retail
2 1 (2.63%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.63%) Legal
Job Titles
1 8 (21.05%) Analyst
2 5 (13.16%) Systems Engineer
2 5 (13.16%) Technical Analyst
2 5 (13.16%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (10.53%) Consultant
3 4 (10.53%) Operations Manager
4 3 (7.89%) Network Engineer
4 3 (7.89%) Support Engineer
4 3 (7.89%) Systems Manager
4 3 (7.89%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
4 3 (7.89%) Technical Services Analyst
4 3 (7.89%) Designer
5 2 (5.26%) SCCM Consultant
5 2 (5.26%) Infrastructure Designer
5 2 (5.26%) Senior Technical Analyst
5 2 (5.26%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (5.26%) Windows Engineer
6 1 (2.63%) Technical Project Manager
6 1 (2.63%) 3rd Line Support
6 1 (2.63%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.63%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 6 (15.79%) PKI
1 6 (15.79%) Data Centre
2 4 (10.53%) User Experience
2 4 (10.53%) Client/Server
2 4 (10.53%) Blackberry
3 2 (5.26%) Mainframe
3 2 (5.26%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 26 (68.42%) Windows
2 15 (39.47%) Windows Server 2012
3 14 (36.84%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (26.32%) Windows Server 2003
5 8 (21.05%) Windows 7
6 4 (10.53%) Windows 8
6 4 (10.53%) Windows XP
7 2 (5.26%) UNIX
8 1 (2.63%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (39.47%) ITIL
2 5 (13.16%) Performance Tuning
3 4 (10.53%) Data Protection
3 4 (10.53%) Kalman Filter
3 4 (10.53%) Mentoring
4 3 (7.89%) People Management
4 3 (7.89%) Capacity Planning
4 3 (7.89%) Network Monitoring
4 3 (7.89%) Data Management
4 3 (7.89%) WFM
4 3 (7.89%) Service Delivery
4 3 (7.89%) Migration
5 2 (5.26%) E-Commerce
6 1 (2.63%) Configuration Management
6 1 (2.63%) Project Management
6 1 (2.63%) PRINCE2
6 1 (2.63%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (2.63%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (2.63%) Problem Management
6 1 (2.63%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (10.53%) SQL
2 1 (2.63%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 12 (31.58%) Security Cleared
2 11 (28.95%) MCSE
2 11 (28.95%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (15.79%) MCSA
3 6 (15.79%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 6 (15.79%) SC Cleared
4 4 (10.53%) DV Cleared
4 4 (10.53%) Degree
5 3 (7.89%) CCSA
5 3 (7.89%) CCNA
5 3 (7.89%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (5.26%) MCITP
7 1 (2.63%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (2.63%) MCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.89%) SLA
System Software
1 24 (63.16%) Active Directory
2 6 (15.79%) ISA Server
2 6 (15.79%) Microsoft App-V
2 6 (15.79%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (15.79%) Hyper-V
3 5 (13.16%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (10.53%) DFS Replication
4 4 (10.53%) VMware ESX
5 3 (7.89%) Firmware
5 3 (7.89%) Forefront TMG
6 2 (5.26%) UAG
7 1 (2.63%) vCloud
7 1 (2.63%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 15 (39.47%) SCCM
2 5 (13.16%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 5 (13.16%) WSUS
2 5 (13.16%) SCOrch
2 5 (13.16%) SCSM
3 4 (10.53%) SCVMM
4 3 (7.89%) OpenView
4 3 (7.89%) CiscoWorks
5 2 (5.26%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 2 (5.26%) SCDPM
6 1 (2.63%) MOM
Vendors
1 23 (60.53%) Microsoft
2 12 (31.58%) Citrix
2 12 (31.58%) VMware
3 5 (13.16%) Symantec
3 5 (13.16%) SolarWinds
4 4 (10.53%) Cisco
4 4 (10.53%) HP
5 3 (7.89%) CheckPoint
6 2 (5.26%) LANDesk
6 2 (5.26%) Dell Compellent
7 1 (2.63%) Dell