The first table below looks at the demand 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 22 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Systems Management category for the South West region.

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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM)
Rank 122 105 125
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +20
Contract jobs citing SCOM 16 5 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.55% 0.23% 0.27%
As % of the Systems Management category 6.99% 3.94% 4.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 3 5
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£363 £420 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.69% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £404 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £648 £444 £476
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £340 £360
% change year-on-year
-4.41% -5.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £45.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.50 £14.75
% change year-on-year
-18.03% +106.77%
Systems Management Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
229 127 182
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 7.82% 5.89% 6.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 136 71 107
Average daily rate £395 £370 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.75% +12.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £175 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £520 £446
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
-0.73% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 7 8
Average hourly rate £20.06 £22.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.84% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £11.00 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £190.00 £45.00 £24.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £20.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-7.31% +17.14%
SCOM
England

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 22 July 2014.

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 22 July 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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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 -2 8 £363 - 3
Bristol -16 2 £306 -27.94%
Devon - 1 - -
Somerset - 1 £225 - 2
Dorset - - - -
SCOM
England

SCOM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, 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 27 (71.05%) Active Directory
2 26 (68.42%) Microsoft
3 22 (57.89%) Windows
4 20 (52.63%) SCCM
4 20 (52.63%) Security Cleared
5 17 (44.74%) Windows Server 2008
6 16 (42.11%) ITIL
6 16 (42.11%) HP
7 15 (39.47%) DV Cleared
8 13 (34.21%) Windows Server 2012
8 13 (34.21%) MS Exchange
8 13 (34.21%) Windows Server 2003
8 13 (34.21%) VMware
9 11 (28.95%) SLA
9 11 (28.95%) SQL
10 10 (26.32%) Exchange Server 2013
11 9 (23.68%) Cisco
11 9 (23.68%) DHCP
11 9 (23.68%) DNS
11 9 (23.68%) VMware ESX
12 8 (21.05%) NetBackup
12 8 (21.05%) Symantec
12 8 (21.05%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 8 (21.05%) SCSM
12 8 (21.05%) HP SIM
12 8 (21.05%) Lync
13 7 (18.42%) Hyper-V
13 7 (18.42%) Data Protection
13 7 (18.42%) SC Cleared
13 7 (18.42%) Exchange Server 2007

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Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, 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 13 (34.21%) MS Exchange
2 10 (26.32%) Exchange Server 2013
3 8 (21.05%) Lync
4 7 (18.42%) Exchange Server 2007
4 7 (18.42%) Exchange Server 2003
5 5 (13.16%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (13.16%) Drupal
6 3 (7.89%) SharePoint
7 2 (5.26%) IIS
7 2 (5.26%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 7 (18.42%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 9 (23.68%) DHCP
1 9 (23.68%) DNS
2 4 (10.53%) Firewall
3 3 (7.89%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (13.16%) MySQL
2 4 (10.53%) SQL Server
3 3 (7.89%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (5.26%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (2.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (10.53%) ClearCase
General
1 7 (18.42%) Telecoms
2 3 (7.89%) Finance
3 1 (2.63%) Legal
Job Titles
1 12 (31.58%) Administrator
2 11 (28.95%) Systems Administrator
3 7 (18.42%) Analyst
4 6 (15.79%) Consultant
4 6 (15.79%) Senior Systems Administrator
5 5 (13.16%) Developer
6 3 (7.89%) Service Analyst
6 3 (7.89%) Technical Engineer
7 2 (5.26%) Technical Support Analyst
7 2 (5.26%) Technical Analyst
7 2 (5.26%) Design Engineer
7 2 (5.26%) Project Manager
7 2 (5.26%) Support Analyst
7 2 (5.26%) Technical Support
7 2 (5.26%) Technical Consultant
7 2 (5.26%) Systems Analyst
7 2 (5.26%) Technical Design Engineer
7 2 (5.26%) Service Design Analyst
8 1 (2.63%) Senior Wintel Engineer
8 1 (2.63%) Windows Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.89%) Wiki
2 2 (5.26%) Clustering
2 2 (5.26%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (2.63%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 22 (57.89%) Windows
2 17 (44.74%) Windows Server 2008
3 13 (34.21%) Windows Server 2012
3 13 (34.21%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (5.26%) Windows 2000 Server
5 1 (2.63%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (42.11%) ITIL
2 7 (18.42%) Data Protection
2 7 (18.42%) Configuration Management
3 5 (13.16%) Infrastructure Management
3 5 (13.16%) Workflow
4 4 (10.53%) Service Delivery
4 4 (10.53%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (10.53%) Unit Testing
5 3 (7.89%) Capacity Planning
5 3 (7.89%) Load Balancing
5 3 (7.89%) Incident Management
5 3 (7.89%) Release Management
5 3 (7.89%) PRINCE2
5 3 (7.89%) Security Management
5 3 (7.89%) Project Management
6 2 (5.26%) Business Continuity
6 2 (5.26%) Change Management
6 2 (5.26%) Integration Testing
6 2 (5.26%) Migration
6 2 (5.26%) Business Continuity Planning
Programming Languages
1 11 (28.95%) SQL
2 5 (13.16%) JavaScript
2 5 (13.16%) PHP
3 3 (7.89%) PowerShell
4 2 (5.26%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 20 (52.63%) Security Cleared
2 15 (39.47%) DV Cleared
3 7 (18.42%) SC Cleared
4 5 (13.16%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (7.89%) MCSE
5 3 (7.89%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (5.26%) Citrix Certification
6 2 (5.26%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 2 (5.26%) MCITP
7 1 (2.63%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (28.95%) SLA
System Software
1 27 (71.05%) Active Directory
2 9 (23.68%) VMware ESX
3 7 (18.42%) Hyper-V
4 4 (10.53%) XenApp
5 3 (7.89%) vCloud
5 3 (7.89%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (2.63%) XenServer
6 1 (2.63%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 20 (52.63%) SCCM
2 8 (21.05%) NetBackup
2 8 (21.05%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 8 (21.05%) SCSM
2 8 (21.05%) HP SIM
3 5 (13.16%) SCOrch
4 4 (10.53%) WSUS
4 4 (10.53%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 2 (5.26%) SCDPM
6 1 (2.63%) WMI
6 1 (2.63%) ServiceCenter
6 1 (2.63%) MOM
Vendors
1 26 (68.42%) Microsoft
2 16 (42.11%) HP
3 13 (34.21%) VMware
4 9 (23.68%) Cisco
5 8 (21.05%) Symantec
6 6 (15.79%) Citrix
6 6 (15.79%) SolarWinds
7 4 (10.53%) Altiris
8 3 (7.89%) 3PAR
9 1 (2.63%) McAfee
9 1 (2.63%) Sophos