The first table below looks at the demand 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 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.

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 Operations Manager (MOM)
Rank 559 500 556
Rank change year-on-year
-59 +56
Contract jobs citing MOM 28 44 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.050% 0.092% 0.053%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.68% 1.39% 0.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 18 17
Average daily rate £400 £369 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.47% +5.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £259 £214 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £443
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £410 £360
% change year-on-year
-8.53% +13.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Systems Management Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
4115 3159 3757
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.31% 6.62% 6.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 2371 1814 2011
Average daily rate £388 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 155 158 161
Average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £37.50 £42.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +8.10%

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 18 April 2014.

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 30 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 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
England -96 27 £400 +1.58% 10
London -28 11 £500 +42.85% 3
South East -11 9 £400 +77.77%
Hampshire +12 8 £400 -
West Midlands - 3 £163 -
Derbyshire - 2 £340 -
East Midlands - 2 £340 - 1
Derby - 2 £340 -
City of London -13 1 - -
Leeds -19 1 - -
West Yorkshire -20 1 - -
Yorkshire -22 1 - -
South West -24 1 £475 - 3
Bristol - 1 £475 - 2
Coventry - - - -
Glasgow - - - -
Basingstoke - - - -
Bedford - - - - 2
Birmingham - - - -
Bradford - - - -
Luton - - - - 1
Manchester - - - -
Milton Keynes - - - -
Nottingham - - - -
Reading - - - -
Sheffield - - - -
Slough - - - -
Stockport - - - -
Taunton - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - - 3

MOM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 38 (60.32%) Windows
2 21 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 20 (31.75%) Active Directory
3 20 (31.75%) SCOM
4 17 (26.98%) SQL
4 17 (26.98%) Oracle
5 15 (23.81%) Finance
6 14 (22.22%) DNS
7 13 (20.63%) Windows Server 2008
7 13 (20.63%) VMware
8 12 (19.05%) Retail
8 12 (19.05%) SQL Server
8 12 (19.05%) HP
8 12 (19.05%) Citrix
8 12 (19.05%) Windows Server 2003
8 12 (19.05%) Oracle Retail
9 11 (17.46%) Project Management
9 11 (17.46%) IIS
9 11 (17.46%) UNIX
10 10 (15.87%) ITIL
10 10 (15.87%) Clustering
10 10 (15.87%) SCCM
11 9 (14.29%) MS Excel
11 9 (14.29%) TCP/IP
12 8 (12.70%) DHCP
12 8 (12.70%) MS Exchange
12 8 (12.70%) Service Management
12 8 (12.70%) Internet
12 8 (12.70%) SAN
12 8 (12.70%) Security Cleared

MOM
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 11 (17.46%) IIS
2 8 (12.70%) MS Exchange
3 7 (11.11%) Apache
4 6 (9.52%) WebSphere
5 5 (7.94%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (7.94%) SAS
6 4 (6.35%) Confluence
7 3 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2003
7 3 (4.76%) Tomcat
8 2 (3.17%) WebLogic
8 2 (3.17%) SharePoint
8 2 (3.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (3.17%) Exchange Server 5.5
8 2 (3.17%) Jetty
8 2 (3.17%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (1.59%) TIBCO EMS
9 1 (1.59%) IBM HTTP Server
9 1 (1.59%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 9 (14.29%) MS Excel
2 4 (6.35%) MS Office
3 1 (1.59%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 12 (19.05%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (1.59%) RMDS
2 1 (1.59%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.59%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.17%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (22.22%) DNS
2 9 (14.29%) TCP/IP
3 8 (12.70%) DHCP
3 8 (12.70%) Internet
3 8 (12.70%) SAN
4 5 (7.94%) LAN
5 4 (6.35%) WAN
6 3 (4.76%) Firewall
7 2 (3.17%) SMTP
7 2 (3.17%) X.400
7 2 (3.17%) Network Security
8 1 (1.59%) SSL
8 1 (1.59%) HTTP
8 1 (1.59%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (19.05%) SQL Server
2 4 (6.35%) OLAP
2 4 (6.35%) SAS Enterprise Guide
2 4 (6.35%) SAS Enterprise Miner
3 3 (4.76%) Oracle Database
3 3 (4.76%) Relational Database
3 3 (4.76%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (4.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (4.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (3.17%) MySQL
4 2 (3.17%) RDBMS
4 2 (3.17%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (3.17%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.59%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (1.59%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.59%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 4 (6.35%) JIRA
1 4 (6.35%) Maven
1 4 (6.35%) Selenium
1 4 (6.35%) jMock
1 4 (6.35%) SoapUI
1 4 (6.35%) Jenkins
1 4 (6.35%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.59%) TeamCity
2 1 (1.59%) CodeRush
2 1 (1.59%) ReSharper
2 1 (1.59%) ProC
2 1 (1.59%) Oracle Forms
General
1 15 (23.81%) Finance
2 12 (19.05%) Retail
3 4 (6.35%) Financial Institution
3 4 (6.35%) Marketing
4 2 (3.17%) Telecoms
4 2 (3.17%) Manufacturing
4 2 (3.17%) Military
5 1 (1.59%) Banking
5 1 (1.59%) Games
5 1 (1.59%) Aerospace
5 1 (1.59%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 18 (28.57%) Consultant
2 6 (9.52%) Architect
2 6 (9.52%) Oracle Consultant
3 5 (7.94%) Business Consultant
4 4 (6.35%) DBA
4 4 (6.35%) Server Specialist
4 4 (6.35%) Server Engineer
4 4 (6.35%) Test Leader
5 3 (4.76%) Windows Server Specialist
5 3 (4.76%) Oracle Architect
5 3 (4.76%) SQL DBA
5 3 (4.76%) Technical Consultant
5 3 (4.76%) Technical Architect
5 3 (4.76%) Analyst
6 2 (3.17%) Project Manager
6 2 (3.17%) 3rd Line Support
6 2 (3.17%) Administrator
6 2 (3.17%) Capacity Analyst
6 2 (3.17%) Integration Project Manager
6 2 (3.17%) SAS Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (11.11%) XML
2 4 (6.35%) .NET
2 4 (6.35%) J2EE
2 4 (6.35%) Middleware
3 3 (4.76%) HTML5
3 3 (4.76%) HTML
3 3 (4.76%) Web Services
4 2 (3.17%) Spring
4 2 (3.17%) JSF
4 2 (3.17%) Ajax
4 2 (3.17%) Hibernate
4 2 (3.17%) Java EE
4 2 (3.17%) OSGi
4 2 (3.17%) REST
5 1 (1.59%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 1 (1.59%) WPF
5 1 (1.59%) LINQ
5 1 (1.59%) NHibernate
5 1 (1.59%) JMS
5 1 (1.59%) Swing
Miscellaneous
1 10 (15.87%) Clustering
2 5 (7.94%) Fat Client
2 5 (7.94%) Thin Client
2 5 (7.94%) Client/Server
3 4 (6.35%) Data Integration
3 4 (6.35%) Computer Science
4 3 (4.76%) Management Information System
5 2 (3.17%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.59%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (1.59%) Data Conversion
6 1 (1.59%) Credit Derivative
6 1 (1.59%) Fixed Income
6 1 (1.59%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 38 (60.32%) Windows
2 13 (20.63%) Windows Server 2008
3 12 (19.05%) Windows Server 2003
4 11 (17.46%) UNIX
5 5 (7.94%) Linux
6 2 (3.17%) Windows 2000
6 2 (3.17%) Windows XP
6 2 (3.17%) Windows NT
6 2 (3.17%) Windows 2000 Server
6 2 (3.17%) Windows 7
7 1 (1.59%) VMS
7 1 (1.59%) AIX
7 1 (1.59%) HPUX
7 1 (1.59%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (17.46%) Project Management
2 10 (15.87%) ITIL
3 8 (12.70%) Service Management
3 8 (12.70%) Operations Management
4 6 (9.52%) Performance Monitoring
4 6 (9.52%) Customer Engagement
5 5 (7.94%) Integration Testing
5 5 (7.94%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (7.94%) TDD
5 5 (7.94%) SOA
6 4 (6.35%) Automated Testing
6 4 (6.35%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (6.35%) Release Management
6 4 (6.35%) Digital Marketing
6 4 (6.35%) ATDD
7 3 (4.76%) Root Cause Analysis
7 3 (4.76%) Capacity Management
7 3 (4.76%) Performance Management
7 3 (4.76%) Migration
7 3 (4.76%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 17 (26.98%) SQL
2 4 (6.35%) VB
2 4 (6.35%) Java
2 4 (6.35%) Shell Script
2 4 (6.35%) PowerShell
3 3 (4.76%) C#
4 2 (3.17%) T-SQL
4 2 (3.17%) C
4 2 (3.17%) Perl
4 2 (3.17%) PHP
4 2 (3.17%) PL/SQL
4 2 (3.17%) Python
4 2 (3.17%) Groovy
5 1 (1.59%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.59%) C++
5 1 (1.59%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 8 (12.70%) Security Cleared
2 7 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (7.94%) Degree
4 4 (6.35%) SC Cleared
5 3 (4.76%) DV Cleared
5 3 (4.76%) MCSE
6 2 (3.17%) PMP
6 2 (3.17%) PMI Certification
6 2 (3.17%) APMP
7 1 (1.59%) OCP
7 1 (1.59%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.17%) SLA
2 1 (1.59%) QA
System Software
1 20 (31.75%) Active Directory
2 7 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (11.11%) VMware ESX
3 4 (6.35%) ISA Server
4 2 (3.17%) Terminal Server
4 2 (3.17%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 2 (3.17%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (3.17%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.59%) DFS Replication
5 1 (1.59%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 20 (31.75%) SCOM
2 10 (15.87%) SCCM
3 7 (11.11%) WMI
3 7 (11.11%) SCSM
4 6 (9.52%) SAP Afaria
5 4 (6.35%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 4 (6.35%) OpenView
6 3 (4.76%) HP SIM
6 3 (4.76%) BMC PATROL
6 3 (4.76%) Control-M
7 2 (3.17%) Backup Exec
8 1 (1.59%) SCOrch
8 1 (1.59%) NetBackup
8 1 (1.59%) WSUS
8 1 (1.59%) Business Desktop Deployment
Vendors
1 21 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 17 (26.98%) Oracle
3 13 (20.63%) VMware
4 12 (19.05%) HP
4 12 (19.05%) Citrix
5 7 (11.11%) BMC
6 6 (9.52%) Symantec
7 5 (7.94%) IBM
8 4 (6.35%) Retek
8 4 (6.35%) Altiris
9 3 (4.76%) TIBCO
10 2 (3.17%) Genesys
10 2 (3.17%) Sophos
10 2 (3.17%) Cisco
10 2 (3.17%) Qualys
11 1 (1.59%) SolarWinds
11 1 (1.59%) Computacenter
11 1 (1.59%) BT
11 1 (1.59%) Dell
11 1 (1.59%) MicroStrategy
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