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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM)
Rank 136 98 110
Rank change year-on-year
-38 +12
Contract jobs citing SCOM 8 26 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.25% 0.92% 0.63%
As % of the Systems Management category 4.06% 13.40% 10.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 7 9
Average daily rate
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£363 £400 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.37% -11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £370 £410
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £338 £335
% change year-on-year
+18.51% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.25 £29.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
-7.62% -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
197 194 159
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 6.19% 6.88% 6.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 127 97 87
Average daily rate £400 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £242 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £470 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £343 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.02% -2.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 6 10
Average hourly rate £20.06 £14.75 £10.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.00% +47.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.75 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.30 £21.00 £16.78
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%

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 27 February 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 27 February 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 -6 3 £200 -
Dorset - 3 £450 -
Somerset -11 1 £350 -17.64%
Gloucestershire -14 1 £350 -12.50% 1
Bristol - - - - 1
Devon - - - - 4
SCOM
England

SCOM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 15 (75.00%) Windows
2 14 (70.00%) Active Directory
3 13 (65.00%) Microsoft
4 11 (55.00%) SCCM
5 10 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 9 (45.00%) ITIL
6 9 (45.00%) MS Exchange
6 9 (45.00%) Clustering
6 9 (45.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (35.00%) Exchange Server 2007
7 7 (35.00%) SQL Server
8 6 (30.00%) SharePoint
9 5 (25.00%) Citrix
9 5 (25.00%) SQL
9 5 (25.00%) LAN
9 5 (25.00%) WAN
9 5 (25.00%) VMware
9 5 (25.00%) SQL Server 2005
10 4 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (20.00%) ISA Server
10 4 (20.00%) IIS
11 3 (15.00%) MCSE
11 3 (15.00%) Cisco
11 3 (15.00%) Microsoft Certification
11 3 (15.00%) Finance
11 3 (15.00%) Forefront TMG
11 3 (15.00%) Security Cleared
12 2 (10.00%) SC Cleared
12 2 (10.00%) DV Cleared
12 2 (10.00%) Windows 2000 Server

SCOM
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 9 (45.00%) MS Exchange
2 7 (35.00%) Exchange Server 2007
3 6 (30.00%) SharePoint
4 4 (20.00%) IIS
5 2 (10.00%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (10.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (10.00%) WebSphere
6 1 (5.00%) Office Communications Server
6 1 (5.00%) Lync
Applications
1 1 (5.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 5 (25.00%) LAN
1 5 (25.00%) WAN
2 2 (10.00%) Internet
3 1 (5.00%) Firewall
3 1 (5.00%) DNS
3 1 (5.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (35.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (25.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (10.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (10.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (10.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (5.00%) ClearCase
General
1 3 (15.00%) Finance
2 1 (5.00%) Legal
2 1 (5.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (35.00%) Analyst
1 7 (35.00%) Support Analyst
2 4 (20.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 4 (20.00%) Wintel Support
2 4 (20.00%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
2 4 (20.00%) Wintel Analyst
2 4 (20.00%) Wintel Support Analyst
3 3 (15.00%) Server Support
3 3 (15.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (15.00%) Consultant
4 2 (10.00%) Support Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Operations Manager
4 2 (10.00%) Server Support Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Server Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Desktop Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Technical Manager
5 1 (5.00%) 3rd Line Server Support
5 1 (5.00%) Operations Consultant
5 1 (5.00%) Windows Server Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.00%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 9 (45.00%) Clustering
2 2 (10.00%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 15 (75.00%) Windows
2 10 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 9 (45.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (10.00%) Windows 8
5 2 (10.00%) Windows 2000 Server
6 1 (5.00%) Windows 7
6 1 (5.00%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (45.00%) ITIL
2 2 (10.00%) Service Delivery
2 2 (10.00%) Migration
3 1 (5.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (5.00%) Data Management
3 1 (5.00%) Incident Management
3 1 (5.00%) Problem Management
3 1 (5.00%) Unit Testing
3 1 (5.00%) Security Architecture
3 1 (5.00%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (5.00%) Mentoring
3 1 (5.00%) People Management
3 1 (5.00%) PRINCE2
3 1 (5.00%) Configuration Management
3 1 (5.00%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (25.00%) SQL
2 2 (10.00%) VBScript
2 2 (10.00%) VB
2 2 (10.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (15.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (15.00%) MCSE
1 3 (15.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (10.00%) Citrix Certification
2 2 (10.00%) SC Cleared
2 2 (10.00%) DV Cleared
2 2 (10.00%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (10.00%) MCITP
3 1 (5.00%) Degree
3 1 (5.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (5.00%) VCP4
3 1 (5.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (70.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (20.00%) ISA Server
3 3 (15.00%) Forefront TMG
4 2 (10.00%) UAG
4 2 (10.00%) VMware ESX
4 2 (10.00%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (10.00%) Hyper-V
5 1 (5.00%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 11 (55.00%) SCCM
2 1 (5.00%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 1 (5.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 13 (65.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (25.00%) Citrix
2 5 (25.00%) VMware
3 3 (15.00%) Cisco
4 2 (10.00%) IBM
4 2 (10.00%) Unisys
4 2 (10.00%) SolarWinds
5 1 (5.00%) HP
5 1 (5.00%) Dell
5 1 (5.00%) Altiris
5 1 (5.00%) McAfee
5 1 (5.00%) Sophos