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 23 September 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Operations Manager (MOM)
Rank 594 546 574
Rank change year-on-year
-48 +28
Contract jobs citing MOM 20 32 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.035% 0.061% 0.050%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.45% 0.85% 0.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 20 9
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£390 £344 £468
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.52% -26.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £155 £348
10% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £450 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £403 £275 £400
% change year-on-year
+46.36% -31.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Average hourly rate - - £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £22.50

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
4433 3750 3752
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.67% 7.11% 6.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 2646 2208 1972
Average daily rate £400 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £313
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +10.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 166 155 181
Average hourly rate £22.00 £22.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.22% +21.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.73 £13.65 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £40.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-4.25% +34.28%

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
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 20 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 23 September 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
England -31 20 £390 +13.52% 11
London +19 10 £350 -22.22% 4
South East -16 8 £400 +158.06%
Berkshire -2 1 - -
Reading -2 1 - -
South West -25 1 £405 -10.09% 4
East of England - 1 - - 2
Hertfordshire - 1 - -
Surrey - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - - 1
Wiltshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - - 1
West Midlands - - - -
Swindon - - - -
Welwyn Garden City - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - - 2
Bedford - - - - 2
Birmingham - - - -
Bristol - - - - 4
Leeds - - - - 1

MOM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, 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 40 (78.43%) Windows
2 24 (47.06%) Microsoft
3 23 (45.10%) Active Directory
4 19 (37.25%) SCOM
5 16 (31.37%) Windows Server 2008
6 15 (29.41%) SAN
7 13 (25.49%) Symantec
7 13 (25.49%) Lync
8 12 (23.53%) HP
8 12 (23.53%) MS Exchange
8 12 (23.53%) Clustering
9 11 (21.57%) VMware
9 11 (21.57%) BMC
9 11 (21.57%) Windows Server 2003
9 11 (21.57%) Exchange Server 2010
10 10 (19.61%) SCCM
10 10 (19.61%) IBM
10 10 (19.61%) Firewall
11 9 (17.65%) BMC PATROL
11 9 (17.65%) Control-M
11 9 (17.65%) IIS
11 9 (17.65%) SAP Afaria
12 8 (15.69%) Root Cause Analysis
12 8 (15.69%) Security Cleared
12 8 (15.69%) PowerShell
12 8 (15.69%) Shell Script
12 8 (15.69%) TCP/IP
12 8 (15.69%) Finance
13 7 (13.73%) Backup Exec
13 7 (13.73%) Cisco

MOM
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, 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 13 (25.49%) Lync
2 12 (23.53%) MS Exchange
3 11 (21.57%) Exchange Server 2010
4 9 (17.65%) IIS
5 7 (13.73%) SharePoint
6 5 (9.80%) Exchange Server 2013
6 5 (9.80%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 3 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2007
7 3 (5.88%) Office Communications Server
8 2 (3.92%) WebLogic
Applications
1 4 (7.84%) MS Office
2 2 (3.92%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (3.92%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (3.92%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (3.92%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (1.96%) SAP MII
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.92%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (29.41%) SAN
2 10 (19.61%) Firewall
3 8 (15.69%) TCP/IP
4 5 (9.80%) LAN
4 5 (9.80%) WAN
4 5 (9.80%) NAS
5 4 (7.84%) MPLS
5 4 (7.84%) VoIP
5 4 (7.84%) VPN
6 3 (5.88%) DNS
6 3 (5.88%) Internet
7 1 (1.96%) Network Security
7 1 (1.96%) DMZ
7 1 (1.96%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (9.80%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 3 (5.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (3.92%) NoSQL
3 2 (3.92%) Relational Database
3 2 (3.92%) MySQL
3 2 (3.92%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.96%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 5 (9.80%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 8 (15.69%) Finance
2 4 (7.84%) Law
3 3 (5.88%) Publishing
3 3 (5.88%) Military
4 2 (3.92%) Retail
4 2 (3.92%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.96%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (15.69%) Analyst
2 7 (13.73%) Systems Administrator
2 7 (13.73%) Administrator
3 5 (9.80%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (7.84%) Network Analyst
4 4 (7.84%) Consultant
4 4 (7.84%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 4 (7.84%) Windows Administrator
4 4 (7.84%) Windows Systems Administrator
4 4 (7.84%) Network Infrastructure Analyst
5 3 (5.88%) Data Centre Operator
5 3 (5.88%) Messaging Engineer
5 3 (5.88%) Capacity Analyst
5 3 (5.88%) Performance Analyst
5 3 (5.88%) Architect
5 3 (5.88%) DBA
5 3 (5.88%) SQL DBA
6 2 (3.92%) Server Engineer
6 2 (3.92%) SQL Server DBA
6 2 (3.92%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.92%) HTML
1 2 (3.92%) .NET
1 2 (3.92%) XML
1 2 (3.92%) Hibernate
1 2 (3.92%) Spring
1 2 (3.92%) Java EE
1 2 (3.92%) HTML5
1 2 (3.92%) OSGi
1 2 (3.92%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 12 (23.53%) Clustering
2 6 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (11.76%) Mainframe
3 5 (9.80%) Blackberry
4 3 (5.88%) Client/Server
5 2 (3.92%) Thin Client
5 2 (3.92%) Management Information System
5 2 (3.92%) Fat Client
6 1 (1.96%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 40 (78.43%) Windows
2 16 (31.37%) Windows Server 2008
3 11 (21.57%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (11.76%) Windows 7
4 6 (11.76%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (9.80%) UNIX
6 2 (3.92%) Windows NT
6 2 (3.92%) Windows 2000 Server
7 1 (1.96%) Solaris
7 1 (1.96%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (15.69%) Root Cause Analysis
2 6 (11.76%) Network Load Balancing
2 6 (11.76%) ITIL
2 6 (11.76%) Service Delivery
2 6 (11.76%) Disaster Recovery
2 6 (11.76%) Incident Management
3 5 (9.80%) Project Management
4 3 (5.88%) SOA
4 3 (5.88%) Change Management
4 3 (5.88%) Performance Management
4 3 (5.88%) Release Management
4 3 (5.88%) Capacity Management
5 2 (3.92%) Load Balancing
5 2 (3.92%) Problem Management
5 2 (3.92%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (3.92%) CRM
6 1 (1.96%) ERP
6 1 (1.96%) PRINCE2
6 1 (1.96%) UML
6 1 (1.96%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (15.69%) Shell Script
1 8 (15.69%) PowerShell
2 7 (13.73%) SQL
3 2 (3.92%) T-SQL
3 2 (3.92%) Perl
4 1 (1.96%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 8 (15.69%) Security Cleared
2 4 (7.84%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (7.84%) DV Cleared
3 1 (1.96%) MCSE
3 1 (1.96%) RHCE
3 1 (1.96%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (9.80%) SLA
2 1 (1.96%) QA
System Software
1 23 (45.10%) Active Directory
2 3 (5.88%) UAG
3 2 (3.92%) VMware ESX
3 2 (3.92%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.96%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.96%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 19 (37.25%) SCOM
2 10 (19.61%) SCCM
3 9 (17.65%) BMC PATROL
3 9 (17.65%) Control-M
3 9 (17.65%) SAP Afaria
4 7 (13.73%) Backup Exec
5 6 (11.76%) HP SIM
5 6 (11.76%) NetBackup
6 5 (9.80%) MIMEsweeper
6 5 (9.80%) Unicenter
6 5 (9.80%) Tivoli NetView
6 5 (9.80%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 5 (9.80%) HP SiteScope
6 5 (9.80%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 5 (9.80%) OMEGAMON
7 4 (7.84%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 2 (3.92%) OpenView
9 1 (1.96%) WMI
Vendors
1 24 (47.06%) Microsoft
2 13 (25.49%) Symantec
3 12 (23.53%) HP
4 11 (21.57%) BMC
4 11 (21.57%) VMware
5 10 (19.61%) IBM
6 7 (13.73%) Cisco
7 6 (11.76%) Unisys
7 6 (11.76%) Remedy
7 6 (11.76%) Sophos
7 6 (11.76%) Lumension
7 6 (11.76%) Altiris
7 6 (11.76%) Qualys
8 5 (9.80%) Websense
8 5 (9.80%) Citrix
8 5 (9.80%) Oracle
9 4 (7.84%) Juniper
9 4 (7.84%) SolarWinds
10 3 (5.88%) Intel
10 3 (5.88%) Sun