The table below looks at the statistics for MOM skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MOM over the 3 months to 27 March 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 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Operations Manager (MOM)
Rank 579 541 492
Rank change year-on-year
-38 -49
Contract jobs citing MOM 20 29 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.037% 0.056% 0.10%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.48% 0.75% 1.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 24 18
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£400 £390 £394
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -0.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £362 £263 £214
10% offered a daily rate of more than £519 £518 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £340 £435
% change year-on-year
+17.64% -21.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £27.50

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

Systems Management Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
4145 3888 3036
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.73% 7.49% 6.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 2503 2186 1740
Average daily rate £417 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.34% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 167 174 175
Average hourly rate £20.19 £21.00 £20.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.88% +3.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.95 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £45.00 £35.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £24.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-10.41% +14.28%

MOM
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MOM within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Systems Management category.

MOM Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

MOM
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing MOM within the UK.

MOM Daily Rate Trend in the UK

MOM
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MOM within the UK over the 3 months to 27 March 2015.

MOM Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

MOM
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing MOM within the UK.

MOM Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

MOM
Top 27 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MOM within the UK over the 3 months to 27 March 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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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
England -18 19 £400 - 4
South East -33 5 £463 +22.51%
London -10 4 £468 +15.57% 2
Berkshire - 4 £525 -
North West -13 2 £408 +25.38% 1
City of London +10 1 - -
Merseyside - 1 - - 1
South West - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
North Yorkshire - - - -
Staffordshire - - - -
Wiltshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Skipton - - - -
Swindon - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - - 1
Bedford - - - - 1
Birmingham - - - -
Bolton - - - -
Brentford - - - -
Cambridge - - - -
Glasgow - - - -
Liverpool - - - - 1
Scotland - - - -
East of England - - - - 1

MOM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing MOM 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 MOM.

1 26 (63.41%) Windows
2 15 (36.59%) Degree
3 14 (34.15%) SCOM
4 13 (31.71%) Microsoft
5 12 (29.27%) Security Cleared
6 11 (26.83%) SQL
6 11 (26.83%) Project Management
7 10 (24.39%) Finance
8 9 (21.95%) Manufacturing
8 9 (21.95%) PLM
8 9 (21.95%) ERP
8 9 (21.95%) DNS
8 9 (21.95%) DHCP
8 9 (21.95%) PMP
8 9 (21.95%) PMI Certification
8 9 (21.95%) PRINCE
8 9 (21.95%) Windows Server 2003
8 9 (21.95%) Windows Server 2008
8 9 (21.95%) APMP
9 8 (19.51%) WMI
9 8 (19.51%) Performance Monitoring
9 8 (19.51%) Active Directory
9 8 (19.51%) VPN
9 8 (19.51%) Firewall
10 7 (17.07%) Management Information System
10 7 (17.07%) Change Management
10 7 (17.07%) ITIL
10 7 (17.07%) XML
10 7 (17.07%) PowerShell
11 6 (14.63%) SC Cleared

MOM
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing MOM 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 MOM. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (7.32%) IIS
2 2 (4.88%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (4.88%) MS Exchange
2 2 (4.88%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (4.88%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 2 (4.88%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (4.88%) Office Communications Server
2 2 (4.88%) Lync
2 2 (4.88%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.44%) OpenStack
3 1 (2.44%) MQSeries
3 1 (2.44%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (7.32%) MS Office
2 2 (4.88%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (9.76%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (21.95%) DHCP
1 9 (21.95%) DNS
2 8 (19.51%) VPN
2 8 (19.51%) Firewall
3 5 (12.20%) MPLS
3 5 (12.20%) LAN
3 5 (12.20%) VoIP
3 5 (12.20%) WAN
4 4 (9.76%) HTTP
4 4 (9.76%) SAN
5 3 (7.32%) LDAP
5 3 (7.32%) NAS
6 2 (4.88%) Wireshark
6 2 (4.88%) SNMP
6 2 (4.88%) TCP/IP
6 2 (4.88%) SMTP
7 1 (2.44%) SMS
7 1 (2.44%) Ethernet
7 1 (2.44%) SSL
7 1 (2.44%) IPv4
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.76%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.88%) MySQL
3 1 (2.44%) NoSQL
3 1 (2.44%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (4.88%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (2.44%) Hudson
2 1 (2.44%) Jenkins
General
1 10 (24.39%) Finance
2 9 (21.95%) Manufacturing
3 5 (12.20%) Law
4 4 (9.76%) Retail
5 3 (7.32%) Aerospace
6 2 (4.88%) Publishing
7 1 (2.44%) Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (24.39%) Project Manager
2 7 (17.07%) Analyst
3 6 (14.63%) Consultant
4 5 (12.20%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 5 (12.20%) Network Analyst
4 5 (12.20%) Network Infrastructure Analyst
5 4 (9.76%) Systems Manager
5 4 (9.76%) Field Engineer
5 4 (9.76%) Operations Manager
5 4 (9.76%) Architect
6 3 (7.32%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (7.32%) Integration Manager
6 3 (7.32%) Integration Project Manager
7 2 (4.88%) Oracle Consultant
7 2 (4.88%) Applications Architect
7 2 (4.88%) Senior Analyst
7 2 (4.88%) SCCM Specialist
8 1 (2.44%) DevOps Engineer
8 1 (2.44%) Release Project Manager
8 1 (2.44%) Functional Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (17.07%) XML
2 3 (7.32%) .NET
3 2 (4.88%) ASP.NET
3 2 (4.88%) SOAP
3 2 (4.88%) WSDL
4 1 (2.44%) Middleware
4 1 (2.44%) EDIFACT
4 1 (2.44%) XSLT
4 1 (2.44%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (17.07%) Management Information System
2 3 (7.32%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.88%) Cryptography
3 2 (4.88%) Client/Server
3 2 (4.88%) N-Tier
3 2 (4.88%) NHS
3 2 (4.88%) Blackberry
4 1 (2.44%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.44%) User Experience
4 1 (2.44%) Replication
4 1 (2.44%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 26 (63.41%) Windows
2 9 (21.95%) Windows Server 2003
2 9 (21.95%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (7.32%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (4.88%) Linux
5 1 (2.44%) Windows XP
5 1 (2.44%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (26.83%) Project Management
2 9 (21.95%) PRINCE
2 9 (21.95%) ERP
2 9 (21.95%) PLM
3 8 (19.51%) Performance Monitoring
4 7 (17.07%) Change Management
4 7 (17.07%) ITIL
5 6 (14.63%) Integration Testing
6 4 (9.76%) Customer Engagement
6 4 (9.76%) Service Management
7 3 (7.32%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (7.32%) SOA
8 2 (4.88%) OWASP
8 2 (4.88%) Disaster Recovery
8 2 (4.88%) Waterfall
8 2 (4.88%) ArchiMate
8 2 (4.88%) PRINCE2
8 2 (4.88%) UML
8 2 (4.88%) EAI
9 1 (2.44%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (26.83%) SQL
2 7 (17.07%) PowerShell
3 4 (9.76%) VBScript
4 2 (4.88%) Python
4 2 (4.88%) Shell Script
4 2 (4.88%) Ruby
4 2 (4.88%) Perl
5 1 (2.44%) Bash Shell
5 1 (2.44%) C
5 1 (2.44%) C#
5 1 (2.44%) Java
Qualifications
1 15 (36.59%) Degree
2 12 (29.27%) Security Cleared
3 9 (21.95%) APMP
3 9 (21.95%) PMP
3 9 (21.95%) PMI Certification
4 6 (14.63%) SC Cleared
5 5 (12.20%) MCSE
5 5 (12.20%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (9.76%) MCTS
6 4 (9.76%) MCITP
7 1 (2.44%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (2.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (2.44%) QA
System Software
1 8 (19.51%) Active Directory
2 6 (14.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (7.32%) UAG
4 2 (4.88%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (2.44%) KVM
5 1 (2.44%) Docker
5 1 (2.44%) iptables
5 1 (2.44%) Terminal Services
5 1 (2.44%) Samba
5 1 (2.44%) VMware GSX
5 1 (2.44%) VMware ESX
5 1 (2.44%) VMware Workstation
5 1 (2.44%) Xen
5 1 (2.44%) XenApp
5 1 (2.44%) NFS
Systems Management
1 14 (34.15%) SCOM
2 8 (19.51%) WMI
3 4 (9.76%) SCSM
3 4 (9.76%) SCCM
4 3 (7.32%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 2 (4.88%) Netcool
5 2 (4.88%) Netcool/OMNIbus
5 2 (4.88%) Nagios
5 2 (4.88%) MIMEsweeper
5 2 (4.88%) Puppet
5 2 (4.88%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 2 (4.88%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (2.44%) SCDPM
6 1 (2.44%) Ansible
6 1 (2.44%) Opsview
6 1 (2.44%) EdgeSight
6 1 (2.44%) NetBackup
6 1 (2.44%) Backup Exec
6 1 (2.44%) WSUS
6 1 (2.44%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 13 (31.71%) Microsoft
2 6 (14.63%) VMware
3 5 (12.20%) SolarWinds
3 5 (12.20%) Juniper
4 4 (9.76%) Oracle
5 3 (7.32%) IBM
6 2 (4.88%) HP
6 2 (4.88%) Symantec
6 2 (4.88%) Remedy
6 2 (4.88%) Websense
6 2 (4.88%) Citrix
7 1 (2.44%) BT
7 1 (2.44%) ArcSight
7 1 (2.44%) Altiris
7 1 (2.44%) Computacenter
7 1 (2.44%) Intel
7 1 (2.44%) CommVault
7 1 (2.44%) Veritas
7 1 (2.44%) CheckPoint