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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM)
Rank 121 112 139
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +27
Contract jobs citing SCOM 23 11 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.69% 0.47% 0.22%
As % of the Systems Management category 11.33% 8.53% 3.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 1
Average daily rate £425 £443 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.95% +53.91%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £298 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.06% -14.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £20.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.50 £33.75 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-12.59% +98.52%
Systems Management Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
203 129 255
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 6.13% 5.55% 7.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 56 145
Average daily rate £375 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £260 £252
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 11 12
Average hourly rate £21.50 £10.00 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+115.00% -62.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.70 £9.00 £16.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.30 £10.00 £40.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +8.10%
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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Wiltshire -18 7 - - 2
Somerset - 7 £425 -
Devon - 4 - -
Bristol -12 3 £438 +68.26% 2
Dorset - - - -
SCOM
England

SCOM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 (79.41%) Active Directory
2 23 (67.65%) Microsoft
3 21 (61.76%) Windows
4 18 (52.94%) SCCM
4 18 (52.94%) Windows Server 2008
5 15 (44.12%) Windows Server 2003
6 13 (38.24%) ITIL
6 13 (38.24%) Security Cleared
7 12 (35.29%) VMware
7 12 (35.29%) HP
8 10 (29.41%) Citrix
8 10 (29.41%) Cisco
8 10 (29.41%) SC Cleared
9 9 (26.47%) Hyper-V
9 9 (26.47%) MS Exchange
10 8 (23.53%) DHCP
10 8 (23.53%) DNS
10 8 (23.53%) SLA
10 8 (23.53%) SharePoint
10 8 (23.53%) Symantec
10 8 (23.53%) XenApp
10 8 (23.53%) Lync
10 8 (23.53%) SCSM
11 7 (20.59%) Windows Server 2012
11 7 (20.59%) DV Cleared
11 7 (20.59%) VMware ESX
11 7 (20.59%) Firewall
12 6 (17.65%) Exchange Server 2013
12 6 (17.65%) SolarWinds
13 5 (14.71%) Data Protection

SCOM
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 9 (26.47%) MS Exchange
2 8 (23.53%) SharePoint
2 8 (23.53%) Lync
3 6 (17.65%) Exchange Server 2013
4 4 (11.76%) Exchange Server 2007
4 4 (11.76%) Drupal
4 4 (11.76%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (5.88%) IIS
5 2 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (5.88%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (2.94%) Site Server
6 1 (2.94%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 5 (14.71%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.88%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (23.53%) DHCP
1 8 (23.53%) DNS
2 7 (20.59%) Firewall
3 5 (14.71%) SAN
4 2 (5.88%) NAS
4 2 (5.88%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (5.88%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (14.71%) SQL Server
2 4 (11.76%) MySQL
3 3 (8.82%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (5.88%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (2.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 5 (14.71%) Telecoms
2 4 (11.76%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (20.59%) Analyst
1 7 (20.59%) Consultant
2 5 (14.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (11.76%) Developer
4 3 (8.82%) Systems Administrator
4 3 (8.82%) Service Analyst
4 3 (8.82%) Administrator
5 2 (5.88%) Support Analyst
5 2 (5.88%) Technical Support
5 2 (5.88%) Architect
5 2 (5.88%) Project Manager
5 2 (5.88%) Technical Support Analyst
5 2 (5.88%) Technical Analyst
5 2 (5.88%) Team Leader
5 2 (5.88%) Technical Specialist
5 2 (5.88%) Service Design Analyst
5 2 (5.88%) Systems Analyst
6 1 (2.94%) Technical Architect
6 1 (2.94%) Technical Team Leader
6 1 (2.94%) Infrastructure Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.82%) Clustering
1 3 (8.82%) Wiki
2 2 (5.88%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 21 (61.76%) Windows
2 18 (52.94%) Windows Server 2008
3 15 (44.12%) Windows Server 2003
4 7 (20.59%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (5.88%) Linux
5 2 (5.88%) Windows 2000 Server
5 2 (5.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (2.94%) Windows 7
6 1 (2.94%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (38.24%) ITIL
2 5 (14.71%) Data Protection
2 5 (14.71%) Infrastructure Management
3 4 (11.76%) Workflow
4 3 (8.82%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (8.82%) Security Management
4 3 (8.82%) Incident Management
4 3 (8.82%) Release Management
4 3 (8.82%) Load Balancing
4 3 (8.82%) Capacity Planning
4 3 (8.82%) Configuration Management
4 3 (8.82%) PRINCE2
5 2 (5.88%) Service Delivery
5 2 (5.88%) Change Management
5 2 (5.88%) Project Management
5 2 (5.88%) Business Continuity
5 2 (5.88%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (5.88%) Business Continuity Planning
5 2 (5.88%) Network Monitoring
5 2 (5.88%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (14.71%) SQL
2 4 (11.76%) JavaScript
2 4 (11.76%) PHP
3 1 (2.94%) C
3 1 (2.94%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 13 (38.24%) Security Cleared
2 10 (29.41%) SC Cleared
3 7 (20.59%) DV Cleared
4 5 (14.71%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (14.71%) ITIL Certification
5 4 (11.76%) MCSE
5 4 (11.76%) MCITP
6 2 (5.88%) Citrix Certification
6 2 (5.88%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (5.88%) CCNA
6 2 (5.88%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 2 (5.88%) MCDST
7 1 (2.94%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (23.53%) SLA
System Software
1 27 (79.41%) Active Directory
2 9 (26.47%) Hyper-V
3 8 (23.53%) XenApp
4 7 (20.59%) VMware ESX
5 5 (14.71%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (8.82%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 3 (8.82%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 18 (52.94%) SCCM
2 8 (23.53%) SCSM
3 5 (14.71%) HP SIM
3 5 (14.71%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 5 (14.71%) SCOrch
3 5 (14.71%) NetBackup
4 4 (11.76%) WSUS
5 3 (8.82%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (5.88%) MOM
6 2 (5.88%) ARCserve
6 2 (5.88%) SCDPM
6 2 (5.88%) SCVMM
7 1 (2.94%) WMI
7 1 (2.94%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 23 (67.65%) Microsoft
2 12 (35.29%) VMware
2 12 (35.29%) HP
3 10 (29.41%) Citrix
3 10 (29.41%) Cisco
4 8 (23.53%) Symantec
5 6 (17.65%) SolarWinds
6 3 (8.82%) 3PAR
6 3 (8.82%) McAfee
7 2 (5.88%) IBM
7 2 (5.88%) Veeam
7 2 (5.88%) Fujitsu
Wiltshire
Aston Carter
Rate: £600 per day + Market Rate
Posted: 3 days ago
Wiltshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Gloucester
Computer Futures
Posted: 5 days ago