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 22 August 2014 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM)
Rank 120 101 119
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +18
Contract jobs citing SCOM 22 8 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.69% 0.36% 0.38%
As % of the Systems Management category 8.53% 7.02% 6.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 5 8
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +7.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £135 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £648 £438 £458
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £32.15 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.25 £31.56 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-10.47% +5.18%
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
258 114 198
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 8.13% 5.11% 6.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 144 61 114
Average daily rate £400 £345 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.94% +6.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £140 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £315
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +6.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 7 14
Average hourly rate £20.06 £19.30 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.93% -14.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £11.00 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £190.00 £45.00 £24.98
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £20.75 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-6.02% +6.41%

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 August 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 August 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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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 +3 14 £363 - 1
Bristol -19 2 £306 -27.94% 3
Devon - 1 - -
Dorset - - - -
Somerset - - - - 8
SCOM
England

SCOM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 17 (62.96%) Security Cleared
2 15 (55.56%) Windows
2 15 (55.56%) SCCM
3 14 (51.85%) Microsoft
3 14 (51.85%) Active Directory
4 13 (48.15%) VMware
4 13 (48.15%) DV Cleared
5 11 (40.74%) Windows Server 2008
6 10 (37.04%) HP
6 10 (37.04%) Windows Server 2003
7 9 (33.33%) VMware ESX
7 9 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
8 8 (29.63%) DHCP
8 8 (29.63%) DNS
9 7 (25.93%) SLA
9 7 (25.93%) Symantec
9 7 (25.93%) MS Exchange
9 7 (25.93%) MS Excel
9 7 (25.93%) SQL
9 7 (25.93%) ITIL
9 7 (25.93%) Telecoms
9 7 (25.93%) NetBackup
9 7 (25.93%) HP SIM
9 7 (25.93%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 6 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2010
10 6 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2013
10 6 (22.22%) Data Protection
10 6 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2003
10 6 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2007
11 5 (18.52%) Unit Testing

SCOM
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 7 (25.93%) MS Exchange
2 6 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2010
2 6 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2013
2 6 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2003
2 6 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (7.41%) Drupal
4 1 (3.70%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (25.93%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 8 (29.63%) DHCP
1 8 (29.63%) DNS
2 2 (7.41%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.41%) MySQL
2 1 (3.70%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (18.52%) ClearCase
2 1 (3.70%) MSI
2 1 (3.70%) InstallShield
2 1 (3.70%) AdminStudio
General
1 7 (25.93%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.70%) Legal
Job Titles
1 11 (40.74%) Administrator
2 10 (37.04%) Systems Administrator
3 7 (25.93%) Consultant
4 6 (22.22%) Senior Systems Administrator
5 3 (11.11%) Data Manager
5 3 (11.11%) Operations Manager
5 3 (11.11%) Systems Manager
5 3 (11.11%) Technical Engineer
5 3 (11.11%) Data Protection Manager
6 2 (7.41%) Technical Design Engineer
6 2 (7.41%) Senior Wintel Engineer
6 2 (7.41%) Design Engineer
6 2 (7.41%) Developer
6 2 (7.41%) Technical Consultant
6 2 (7.41%) Wintel Engineer
7 1 (3.70%) Deployment Engineer
7 1 (3.70%) Windows Administrator
7 1 (3.70%) Windows Systems Administrator
7 1 (3.70%) Infrastructure Architect
7 1 (3.70%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.70%) Application Packaging
1 1 (3.70%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.70%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 15 (55.56%) Windows
2 11 (40.74%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (37.04%) Windows Server 2003
4 9 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (3.70%) Linux
5 1 (3.70%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (25.93%) ITIL
2 6 (22.22%) Data Protection
3 5 (18.52%) Unit Testing
3 5 (18.52%) Service Delivery
3 5 (18.52%) Configuration Management
4 2 (7.41%) Security Architecture
4 2 (7.41%) Migration
5 1 (3.70%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (3.70%) Business Continuity
5 1 (3.70%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (3.70%) Workflow
5 1 (3.70%) Project Management
5 1 (3.70%) Business Continuity Planning
Programming Languages
1 7 (25.93%) SQL
2 3 (11.11%) VBScript
2 3 (11.11%) PowerShell
3 2 (7.41%) JavaScript
3 2 (7.41%) PHP
4 1 (3.70%) VB
Qualifications
1 17 (62.96%) Security Cleared
2 13 (48.15%) DV Cleared
3 3 (11.11%) SC Cleared
4 2 (7.41%) MCSE
4 2 (7.41%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (3.70%) MCITP
5 1 (3.70%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (25.93%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (51.85%) Active Directory
2 9 (33.33%) VMware ESX
3 4 (14.81%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (7.41%) Hyper-V
4 2 (7.41%) XenApp
5 1 (3.70%) XenServer
5 1 (3.70%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (3.70%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 15 (55.56%) SCCM
2 7 (25.93%) NetBackup
2 7 (25.93%) HP SIM
2 7 (25.93%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 5 (18.52%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (3.70%) WMI
4 1 (3.70%) MOM
Vendors
1 14 (51.85%) Microsoft
2 13 (48.15%) VMware
3 10 (37.04%) HP
4 7 (25.93%) Symantec
5 5 (18.52%) Altiris
6 3 (11.11%) Citrix
7 2 (7.41%) McAfee
7 2 (7.41%) Sophos
8 1 (3.70%) Cisco
8 1 (3.70%) SolarWinds