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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Operations Manager (MOM)
Rank 571 530 513
Rank change year-on-year
-41 -17
Contract jobs citing MOM 21 40 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.039% 0.078% 0.098%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.47% 1.09% 1.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 27 21
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£398 £376 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.91% -8.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £213 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £433 £588
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £329
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +6.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 8
Average hourly rate £87.00 £43.88 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+98.27% +51.30%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £29.00

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
4489 3666 3158
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 8.28% 7.16% 6.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 2803 2203 1667
Average daily rate £415 £388 £373
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.09% +3.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £503 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £330 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.84% -5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 148 140 208
Average hourly rate £20.00 £20.53 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.58% -10.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.02 £12.42 £13.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.88 £37.50 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £21.33 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-6.23% -14.68%

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 24 December 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 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 24 December 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 -47 21 £398 +5.91% 3
London +2 11 £350 -12.50% 2
South East -28 7 £400 +8.10%
North West -16 2 £388 +82.35%
South West - - - - 1
West Midlands - - - -
Scotland - - - -
East of England - - - -
Bedford - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Bolton - - - -
Bristol - - - - 1
Glasgow - - - -
Leeds - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Southampton - - - -
Stoke-on-Trent - - - -
Swindon - - - -
Welwyn Garden City - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
North Yorkshire - - - -
Staffordshire - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Wiltshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -

MOM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 34 (82.93%) Windows
2 21 (51.22%) Microsoft
2 21 (51.22%) Windows Server 2008
3 16 (39.02%) Windows Server 2003
4 15 (36.59%) SCOM
5 14 (34.15%) Firewall
5 14 (34.15%) Active Directory
6 13 (31.71%) Symantec
6 13 (31.71%) VMware
6 13 (31.71%) Lync
7 12 (29.27%) SAN
8 10 (24.39%) MS Exchange
8 10 (24.39%) LAN
8 10 (24.39%) WAN
9 9 (21.95%) VPN
9 9 (21.95%) ITIL
9 9 (21.95%) VoIP
9 9 (21.95%) MPLS
9 9 (21.95%) Juniper
9 9 (21.95%) Law
9 9 (21.95%) Exchange Server 2010
9 9 (21.95%) PowerShell
9 9 (21.95%) SolarWinds
10 7 (17.07%) Security Cleared
10 7 (17.07%) Backup Exec
10 7 (17.07%) Remedy
10 7 (17.07%) HP
10 7 (17.07%) SQL
10 7 (17.07%) Cisco
10 7 (17.07%) SharePoint

MOM
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 (31.71%) Lync
2 10 (24.39%) MS Exchange
3 9 (21.95%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (17.07%) SharePoint
5 5 (12.20%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (7.32%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 3 (7.32%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (7.32%) Office Communications Server
7 1 (2.44%) OpenStack
Business Applications
1 2 (4.88%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (4.88%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (4.88%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (2.44%) SAP MII
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 14 (34.15%) Firewall
2 12 (29.27%) SAN
3 10 (24.39%) LAN
3 10 (24.39%) WAN
4 9 (21.95%) MPLS
4 9 (21.95%) VPN
4 9 (21.95%) VoIP
5 6 (14.63%) NAS
5 6 (14.63%) DNS
5 6 (14.63%) DHCP
6 1 (2.44%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.44%) MySQL
1 1 (2.44%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.44%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (12.20%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (2.44%) Hudson
2 1 (2.44%) Jenkins
General
1 9 (21.95%) Law
2 4 (9.76%) Finance
3 3 (7.32%) Publishing
3 3 (7.32%) Military
4 2 (4.88%) Financial Institution
4 2 (4.88%) Retail
5 1 (2.44%) Banking
5 1 (2.44%) Aerospace
5 1 (2.44%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 9 (21.95%) Analyst
1 9 (21.95%) Infrastructure Analyst
1 9 (21.95%) Network Analyst
1 9 (21.95%) Network Infrastructure Analyst
2 7 (17.07%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 6 (14.63%) Consultant
4 3 (7.32%) Field Engineer
4 3 (7.32%) Operations Manager
4 3 (7.32%) Systems Manager
5 2 (4.88%) Server Engineer
5 2 (4.88%) Oracle Consultant
5 2 (4.88%) Messaging Engineer
5 2 (4.88%) Wintel Engineer
6 1 (2.44%) Integration Manager
6 1 (2.44%) Wintel Consultant
6 1 (2.44%) SCCM Specialist
6 1 (2.44%) DevOps Engineer
6 1 (2.44%) Delivery Manager
6 1 (2.44%) Oracle Functional Consultant
6 1 (2.44%) Business Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.32%) XML
2 1 (2.44%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.32%) Blackberry
1 3 (7.32%) Clustering
2 2 (4.88%) Fat Client
2 2 (4.88%) Client/Server
2 2 (4.88%) Thin Client
3 1 (2.44%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.44%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.44%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 34 (82.93%) Windows
2 21 (51.22%) Windows Server 2008
3 16 (39.02%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (14.63%) Windows 7
4 6 (14.63%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (2.44%) UNIX
5 1 (2.44%) Linux
5 1 (2.44%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (21.95%) ITIL
2 6 (14.63%) Incident Management
2 6 (14.63%) Performance Monitoring
3 5 (12.20%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (7.32%) Service Management
4 3 (7.32%) Service Delivery
4 3 (7.32%) Customer Engagement
5 2 (4.88%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (4.88%) Project Management
5 2 (4.88%) Data Protection
5 2 (4.88%) Change Management
5 2 (4.88%) CRM
5 2 (4.88%) ERP
6 1 (2.44%) PRINCE
6 1 (2.44%) Configuration Management
6 1 (2.44%) PRINCE2
6 1 (2.44%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (2.44%) PLM
6 1 (2.44%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (2.44%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (21.95%) PowerShell
2 7 (17.07%) SQL
3 5 (12.20%) Shell Script
4 3 (7.32%) VBScript
5 1 (2.44%) Python
5 1 (2.44%) Ruby
5 1 (2.44%) C
5 1 (2.44%) C#
5 1 (2.44%) Java
5 1 (2.44%) Perl
Qualifications
1 7 (17.07%) Security Cleared
2 6 (14.63%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (9.76%) Degree
3 4 (9.76%) MCSE
4 3 (7.32%) DV Cleared
4 3 (7.32%) MCTS
4 3 (7.32%) MCITP
5 1 (2.44%) SC Cleared
5 1 (2.44%) PMP
5 1 (2.44%) PMI Certification
5 1 (2.44%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (2.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (2.44%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.88%) QA
System Software
1 14 (34.15%) Active Directory
2 5 (12.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (9.76%) UAG
4 3 (7.32%) VMware ESX
5 1 (2.44%) VMware Workstation
5 1 (2.44%) Xen
5 1 (2.44%) ISA Server
5 1 (2.44%) VMware GSX
5 1 (2.44%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (2.44%) KVM
5 1 (2.44%) Docker
5 1 (2.44%) Hyper-V
5 1 (2.44%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 15 (36.59%) SCOM
2 7 (17.07%) Backup Exec
3 6 (14.63%) WMI
4 5 (12.20%) MIMEsweeper
4 5 (12.20%) SCCM
4 5 (12.20%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 3 (7.32%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 3 (7.32%) SCSM
6 2 (4.88%) SAP Afaria
6 2 (4.88%) OpenView
7 1 (2.44%) HP Data Protector
7 1 (2.44%) Puppet
7 1 (2.44%) SCDPM
7 1 (2.44%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (2.44%) Netcool
7 1 (2.44%) Netcool/OMNIbus
7 1 (2.44%) Nagios
7 1 (2.44%) NetBackup
7 1 (2.44%) WSUS
7 1 (2.44%) Ansible
Vendors
1 21 (51.22%) Microsoft
2 13 (31.71%) VMware
2 13 (31.71%) Symantec
3 9 (21.95%) Juniper
3 9 (21.95%) SolarWinds
4 7 (17.07%) Cisco
4 7 (17.07%) Remedy
4 7 (17.07%) HP
5 6 (14.63%) Lumension
6 5 (12.20%) Websense
7 3 (7.32%) IBM
7 3 (7.32%) Citrix
8 2 (4.88%) Oracle
8 2 (4.88%) BMC
8 2 (4.88%) Intel
9 1 (2.44%) Altiris
9 1 (2.44%) Computacenter
9 1 (2.44%) BT
9 1 (2.44%) CommVault
9 1 (2.44%) Veritas