The table below looks at the statistics for SCOM skills in IT contracts advertised for the Surrey region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SCOM over the 3 months to 29 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM)
Rank 74 66 68
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +2
Contract jobs citing SCOM 14 24 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 1.02% 1.89% 1.65%
As % of the Systems Management category 12.84% 27.59% 19.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 12 4
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£375 £300 £314
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -4.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £300 £292
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £445 £383
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £335 £330
% change year-on-year
+19.40% +1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 11
Average hourly rate £48.25 £22.40 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+115.40% -40.26%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -11.29%
SCOM
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Systems Management category in contract jobs advertised in the Surrey region.

Systems Management Category
Surrey
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
109 87 111
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 7.90% 6.83% 8.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 49 61
Average daily rate £375 £370 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £272 £279
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £455 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £330 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.84% -5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 21
Average hourly rate £47.50 £21.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+126.19% -44.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.40 £18.50 £17.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.00 £24.00 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £21.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -16.00%

SCOM
Jobs Demand Trend in Surrey

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SCOM across the Surrey region as a proportion of the total demand within the Systems Management category.

SCOM Jobs Demand Trend in Surrey

SCOM
Daily Rate Trend in Surrey

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SCOM across the Surrey region.

SCOM Daily Rate Trend in Surrey

SCOM
Daily Rate Histogram in Surrey

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SCOM across the Surrey region over the 3 months to 29 January 2015.

SCOM Daily Rate Histogram in Surrey

SCOM
Hourly Rate Trend in Surrey

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SCOM across the Surrey region.

SCOM Hourly Rate Trend in Surrey

SCOM
Hourly Rate Histogram in Surrey

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SCOM across the Surrey region over the 3 months to 29 January 2015.

SCOM Hourly Rate Histogram in Surrey

SCOM
Contract Job Locations in Surrey

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SCOM within the Surrey region over the 3 months to 29 January 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
Woking - 2 £280 - 1
Staines -11 1 - -
Redhill - 1 - -
Farnham - - - -
Guildford - - - -
SCOM
South East

SCOM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Surrey

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Surrey 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 41 (78.85%) Windows
2 25 (48.08%) SQL
2 25 (48.08%) Microsoft
3 23 (44.23%) PowerShell
4 22 (42.31%) SQL Server
5 20 (38.46%) Active Directory
5 20 (38.46%) SCCM
6 19 (36.54%) SolarWinds
6 19 (36.54%) VMware
7 18 (34.62%) ITIL
8 17 (32.69%) SCSM
9 15 (28.85%) Performance Tuning
9 15 (28.85%) BMC
10 14 (26.92%) UAG
11 13 (25.00%) SCOrch
12 12 (23.08%) Microsoft Certification
12 12 (23.08%) SAN
12 12 (23.08%) Incident Management
12 12 (23.08%) Hyper-V
12 12 (23.08%) Load Balancing
12 12 (23.08%) Capacity Management
13 11 (21.15%) SQL Server 2008
13 11 (21.15%) T-SQL
14 10 (19.23%) ISA Server
14 10 (19.23%) SQL Server 2012
14 10 (19.23%) Forefront TMG
15 9 (17.31%) F5
15 9 (17.31%) Capacity Planning
16 8 (15.38%) Clustering
16 8 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012

SCOM
Top Related IT Skills in Surrey by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Surrey 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 (13.46%) Lync
2 6 (11.54%) MS Exchange
2 6 (11.54%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (7.69%) SharePoint
4 2 (3.85%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (3.85%) IIS
4 2 (3.85%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (1.92%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (1.92%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 6 (11.54%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.92%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.85%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.92%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (23.08%) SAN
2 7 (13.46%) DNS
3 3 (5.77%) Cisco IOS
3 3 (5.77%) VPN
4 2 (3.85%) Firewall
4 2 (3.85%) IPsec
4 2 (3.85%) EIGRP
4 2 (3.85%) TACACS
4 2 (3.85%) VRRP
4 2 (3.85%) Internet
4 2 (3.85%) MPLS
4 2 (3.85%) BGP
4 2 (3.85%) VoIP
4 2 (3.85%) WLAN
4 2 (3.85%) WAN
4 2 (3.85%) DHCP
4 2 (3.85%) TCP/IP
4 2 (3.85%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (3.85%) Reverse Proxy
4 2 (3.85%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (42.31%) SQL Server
2 11 (21.15%) SQL Server 2008
3 10 (19.23%) SQL Server 2012
4 7 (13.46%) OLTP
5 3 (5.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (5.77%) Data Warehouse
General
1 3 (5.77%) Finance
2 2 (3.85%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 15 (28.85%) Administrator
2 13 (25.00%) Systems Administrator
3 11 (21.15%) SQL Server DBA
3 11 (21.15%) SQL DBA
3 11 (21.15%) DBA
4 9 (17.31%) Architect
4 9 (17.31%) Technical Architect
5 3 (5.77%) IT Administrator
5 3 (5.77%) Windows Systems Engineer
5 3 (5.77%) Consultant
5 3 (5.77%) Systems Engineer
6 2 (3.85%) 3rd Line Support
6 2 (3.85%) Server Support
6 2 (3.85%) Virtualisation Consultant
6 2 (3.85%) 3rd Line Server Support
6 2 (3.85%) Monitoring Specialist
7 1 (1.92%) Windows Server Engineer
7 1 (1.92%) Infrastructure Specialist
7 1 (1.92%) Network Architect
7 1 (1.92%) Communications Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.77%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 8 (15.38%) Clustering
2 4 (7.69%) PKI
3 3 (5.77%) Mathematics
3 3 (5.77%) Computer Science
4 2 (3.85%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.92%) User Experience
5 1 (1.92%) Replication
5 1 (1.92%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 41 (78.85%) Windows
2 8 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012
3 6 (11.54%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (5.77%) UNIX
5 2 (3.85%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.92%) Windows 8
6 1 (1.92%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.92%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (34.62%) ITIL
2 15 (28.85%) Performance Tuning
3 12 (23.08%) Incident Management
3 12 (23.08%) Load Balancing
3 12 (23.08%) Capacity Management
4 9 (17.31%) Capacity Planning
5 5 (9.62%) Migration
5 5 (9.62%) Logistics
6 3 (5.77%) Business Continuity
6 3 (5.77%) Data Migration
6 3 (5.77%) Configuration Management
6 3 (5.77%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (3.85%) Project Management
7 2 (3.85%) TOGAF
7 2 (3.85%) Technical Architecture
7 2 (3.85%) High Availability
7 2 (3.85%) Kalman Filter
8 1 (1.92%) Mentoring
8 1 (1.92%) Network Monitoring
8 1 (1.92%) Service Desk Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (48.08%) SQL
2 23 (44.23%) PowerShell
3 11 (21.15%) T-SQL
4 7 (13.46%) VBScript
5 5 (9.62%) VB
Qualifications
1 12 (23.08%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (9.62%) Degree
2 5 (9.62%) MCTS
3 4 (7.69%) MCSE
4 2 (3.85%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (3.85%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.92%) SLA
System Software
1 20 (38.46%) Active Directory
2 14 (26.92%) UAG
3 12 (23.08%) Hyper-V
4 10 (19.23%) ISA Server
4 10 (19.23%) Forefront TMG
5 6 (11.54%) XenDesktop
5 6 (11.54%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (3.85%) XenApp
6 2 (3.85%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (3.85%) VMware ESX
7 1 (1.92%) XenServer
7 1 (1.92%) DFS Replication
7 1 (1.92%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 20 (38.46%) SCCM
2 17 (32.69%) SCSM
3 13 (25.00%) SCOrch
4 7 (13.46%) SolarWinds Orion
4 7 (13.46%) BMC PATROL
5 2 (3.85%) SAP Afaria
5 2 (3.85%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (1.92%) WSUS
Vendors
1 25 (48.08%) Microsoft
2 19 (36.54%) SolarWinds
2 19 (36.54%) VMware
3 15 (28.85%) BMC
4 9 (17.31%) F5
5 4 (7.69%) HP
5 4 (7.69%) Citrix
6 3 (5.77%) Cisco
7 2 (3.85%) Riverbed
8 1 (1.92%) SAP
8 1 (1.92%) CommVault
8 1 (1.92%) Lotus
8 1 (1.92%) Symantec