The table below looks at the statistics for SCOM skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SCOM over the 3 months to 3 September 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM)
Rank 360 329 313
Rank change year-on-year
-31 -16
Contract jobs citing SCOM 300 328 321
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.51% 0.58% 0.60%
As % of the Systems Management category 6.32% 7.32% 7.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 179 191 162
Average daily rate
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£375 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.31% +2.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £498 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.40% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 15 28
Average hourly rate £37.09 £25.00 £31.56
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+48.36% -20.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.60 £18.70 £25.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £47.20 £40.57
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.09 £31.50 £31.56
% change year-on-year
+17.74% -0.17%

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
4746 4478 4040
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 8.13% 7.92% 7.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 2921 2652 2350
Average daily rate £413 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £212
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 171 160 156
Average hourly rate £21.00 £19.25 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.80 £11.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.39 £45.00 £40.51
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.07 £20.06 £21.75
% change year-on-year
+5.04% -7.77%

SCOM
Jobs Demand Trend

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

SCOM Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

SCOM
Daily Rate Trend

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

SCOM Daily Rate Trend in the UK

SCOM
Daily Rate Histogram

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

SCOM Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

SCOM
Hourly Rate Trend

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

SCOM Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

SCOM
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SCOM within the UK over the 3 months to 3 September 2015.

SCOM Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

SCOM
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 SCOM within the UK over the 3 months to 3 September 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
England -29 288 £375 +3.44% 58
South East +6 91 £360 +10.76% 9
London -50 84 £400 - 18
City of London +20 43 £400 - 4
East of England +12 39 £425 +21.42% 1
Berkshire +7 30 £313 -16.66% 1
Hampshire +4 23 £360 +16.12% 2
Hertfordshire +25 22 £425 +21.42%
North West -32 22 £325 +18.18% 4
Surrey -4 20 £388 +8.39% 2
West Midlands +16 19 £343 +34.31% 2
Reading -1 19 £293 -24.51% 1
Watford - 17 £425 -
West Yorkshire -14 15 £380 +32.17% 7
Yorkshire -23 15 £380 +22.08% 8
Manchester -16 13 £325 +85.71% 4
South West -17 12 £500 +26.98% 12
Essex +6 11 £350 -28.20%
Bradford - 11 £380 - 1
Scotland -13 9 £247 -29.07% 5
Farnborough - 9 £425 -
Wiltshire -4 8 £550 +60.00% 1
Swindon +4 7 £550 +238.46%
Milton Keynes -5 7 £370 -
Edinburgh -9 7 £388 +19.23% 2
Buckinghamshire -13 7 £370 -
Brentwood - 7 £294 -
Coventry +6 6 £270 - 1
Redhill -2 6 £350 -
Birmingham +7 5 £375 - 1

SCOM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

1 393 (66.95%) Windows
2 330 (56.22%) Microsoft
3 294 (50.09%) SCCM
4 251 (42.76%) Active Directory
5 210 (35.78%) VMware
6 196 (33.39%) PowerShell
7 192 (32.71%) Windows Server 2008
8 166 (28.28%) SQL
9 158 (26.92%) Windows Server 2012
10 150 (25.55%) ITIL
11 141 (24.02%) Hyper-V
12 136 (23.17%) Windows Server 2003
13 123 (20.95%) DNS
14 116 (19.76%) Citrix
15 115 (19.59%) MS Exchange
16 111 (18.91%) VMware Infrastructure
17 106 (18.06%) Microsoft Certification
18 103 (17.55%) SQL Server
19 91 (15.50%) Security Cleared
19 91 (15.50%) Data Centre
20 81 (13.80%) DHCP
21 79 (13.46%) SCOrch
22 78 (13.29%) HP
22 78 (13.29%) SAN
23 77 (13.12%) MS Excel
24 76 (12.95%) MCSE
24 76 (12.95%) Lync
25 72 (12.27%) SharePoint
26 67 (11.41%) Linux
27 63 (10.73%) Finance

SCOM
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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
1 115 (19.59%) MS Exchange
2 76 (12.95%) Lync
3 72 (12.27%) SharePoint
4 59 (10.05%) IIS
5 48 (8.18%) Exchange Server 2010
6 25 (4.26%) Exchange Server 2013
7 16 (2.73%) Exchange Server 2007
8 15 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2003
8 15 (2.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 14 (2.39%) BizTalk Server
10 11 (1.87%) OpenStack
11 9 (1.53%) Office Communications Server
12 8 (1.36%) JBoss
12 8 (1.36%) Tomcat
13 7 (1.19%) SharePoint 2010
14 6 (1.02%) SharePoint 2013
14 6 (1.02%) Oracle Workflow
15 4 (0.68%) WebSphere
16 3 (0.51%) Apache
17 2 (0.34%) TPMS
Applications
1 77 (13.12%) MS Excel
2 23 (3.92%) MS Office
3 3 (0.51%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 10 (1.70%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (1.53%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (0.51%) Remedy AR System
3 3 (0.51%) SAP CCM
3 3 (0.51%) SAP ERP
4 2 (0.34%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.34%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 41 (6.98%) Microsoft Azure
2 39 (6.64%) Office 365
3 22 (3.75%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (1.19%) IaaS
5 6 (1.02%) Azure Active Directory
6 5 (0.85%) PaaS
6 5 (0.85%) Yammer
7 3 (0.51%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.17%) Symantec.cloud
Communications & Networking
1 123 (20.95%) DNS
2 81 (13.80%) DHCP
3 78 (13.29%) SAN
4 48 (8.18%) Firewall
5 47 (8.01%) TCP/IP
6 28 (4.77%) Network Security
7 22 (3.75%) WAN
8 19 (3.24%) NAS
9 18 (3.07%) FTP
10 16 (2.73%) NetScaler
11 14 (2.39%) SNMP
11 14 (2.39%) LAN
12 13 (2.21%) Fibre Channel
13 12 (2.04%) Skype
13 12 (2.04%) VLAN
14 11 (1.87%) VPN
15 10 (1.70%) FCoE
16 9 (1.53%) Internet
17 8 (1.36%) Unified Communications
17 8 (1.36%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 103 (17.55%) SQL Server
2 31 (5.28%) SQL Server 2008
3 17 (2.90%) SQL Server 2012
4 14 (2.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 13 (2.21%) MySQL
6 11 (1.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 10 (1.70%) Data Warehouse
7 10 (1.70%) Oracle Database
8 8 (1.36%) OLTP
9 5 (0.85%) Azure SQL Database
10 4 (0.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 3 (0.51%) Oracle Database 12c
11 3 (0.51%) SQL Server 2005
11 3 (0.51%) DB2
11 3 (0.51%) Relational Database
12 2 (0.34%) Informix
12 2 (0.34%) Oracle Reports
12 2 (0.34%) BusinessObjects
12 2 (0.34%) Oracle Database 11g
13 1 (0.17%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 21 (3.58%) Team Foundation Server
2 10 (1.70%) JIRA
2 10 (1.70%) Git (software)
2 10 (1.70%) Jenkins
3 7 (1.19%) Ant
3 7 (1.19%) Visual Studio
4 6 (1.02%) WiX
4 6 (1.02%) MSBuild
5 4 (0.68%) MSI
5 4 (0.68%) Subversion
6 3 (0.51%) Maven
6 3 (0.51%) Introscope
6 3 (0.51%) Hudson
7 2 (0.34%) Lombardi
8 1 (0.17%) JMeter
8 1 (0.17%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 1 (0.17%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.17%) SoapUI
8 1 (0.17%) ReSharper
8 1 (0.17%) Selenium
General
1 63 (10.73%) Finance
2 33 (5.62%) Banking
3 18 (3.07%) Retail
4 6 (1.02%) Law
5 5 (0.85%) Legal
5 5 (0.85%) Financial Institution
5 5 (0.85%) Back Office
5 5 (0.85%) Telecoms
6 4 (0.68%) Automotive
6 4 (0.68%) Advertising
7 2 (0.34%) Games
7 2 (0.34%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.34%) Investment Banking
7 2 (0.34%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.17%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.17%) Spanish Language
8 1 (0.17%) Billing
Job Titles
1 82 (13.97%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 61 (10.39%) Consultant
3 54 (9.20%) 3rd Line Support
4 50 (8.52%) Support Engineer
5 49 (8.35%) Analyst
6 41 (6.98%) Administrator
7 38 (6.47%) Architect
8 36 (6.13%) Systems Administrator
9 35 (5.96%) Wintel Engineer
10 34 (5.79%) DBA
11 27 (4.60%) Systems Engineer
11 27 (4.60%) Server Engineer
12 23 (3.92%) SQL DBA
13 22 (3.75%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
14 18 (3.07%) Support Analyst
15 17 (2.90%) SQL Server DBA
16 13 (2.21%) SCCM Consultant
17 12 (2.04%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
18 11 (1.87%) Infrastructure Architect
18 11 (1.87%) Server Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (2.56%) .NET
2 9 (1.53%) XML
2 9 (1.53%) Middleware
3 8 (1.36%) Application Packaging
4 6 (1.02%) WCF
4 6 (1.02%) LINQ
5 5 (0.85%) FIX Protocol
5 5 (0.85%) OLE
5 5 (0.85%) OLE DB
5 5 (0.85%) Web Services
5 5 (0.85%) Rendezvous
6 4 (0.68%) WebSphere MQ
6 4 (0.68%) X-Windows
6 4 (0.68%) SAP PI
7 3 (0.51%) .NET Framework
7 3 (0.51%) ASP.NET Web API
7 3 (0.51%) Drools
8 2 (0.34%) Entity Framework
8 2 (0.34%) CSS3
8 2 (0.34%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 91 (15.50%) Data Centre
2 56 (9.54%) Clustering
3 29 (4.94%) Analytical Skills
4 25 (4.26%) PKI
5 24 (4.09%) Replication
6 17 (2.90%) Client/Server
7 15 (2.56%) Blackberry
8 14 (2.39%) Management Information System
9 9 (1.53%) Private Cloud
9 9 (1.53%) Video Conferencing
10 7 (1.19%) User Experience
11 6 (1.02%) Enterprise Storage
12 5 (0.85%) iPad
12 5 (0.85%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 5 (0.85%) Computer Science
12 5 (0.85%) CMDB
13 4 (0.68%) Enterprise Software
13 4 (0.68%) EqualLogic
13 4 (0.68%) Public Cloud
14 3 (0.51%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 393 (66.95%) Windows
2 192 (32.71%) Windows Server 2008
3 158 (26.92%) Windows Server 2012
4 136 (23.17%) Windows Server 2003
5 67 (11.41%) Linux
6 43 (7.33%) Windows 7
7 38 (6.47%) UNIX
8 25 (4.26%) Solaris
9 23 (3.92%) Windows XP
10 16 (2.73%) Windows 8
11 6 (1.02%) VMS
12 5 (0.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 4 (0.68%) Android
13 4 (0.68%) Windows 2000 Server
13 4 (0.68%) AIX
13 4 (0.68%) Data ONTAP
14 1 (0.17%) HPUX
14 1 (0.17%) Windows 2000
14 1 (0.17%) CentOS
14 1 (0.17%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 150 (25.55%) ITIL
2 47 (8.01%) Incident Management
3 45 (7.67%) Migration
4 39 (6.64%) Service Management
5 38 (6.47%) Service Delivery
6 33 (5.62%) Configuration Management
7 27 (4.60%) Performance Tuning
8 26 (4.43%) Performance Monitoring
8 26 (4.43%) Change Management
9 24 (4.09%) DevOps
10 23 (3.92%) Capacity Management
10 23 (3.92%) Disaster Recovery
11 21 (3.58%) ITSM
11 21 (3.58%) Data Protection
12 20 (3.41%) Workflow
13 19 (3.24%) Load Balancing
14 18 (3.07%) Capacity Planning
14 18 (3.07%) Problem Management
14 18 (3.07%) Root Cause Analysis
15 16 (2.73%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 196 (33.39%) PowerShell
2 166 (28.28%) SQL
3 27 (4.60%) VBScript
4 21 (3.58%) T-SQL
5 19 (3.24%) Java
6 12 (2.04%) Python
7 11 (1.87%) C#
8 10 (1.70%) Perl
9 8 (1.36%) C
10 7 (1.19%) VB
11 4 (0.68%) Shell Script
12 3 (0.51%) Ruby
12 3 (0.51%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.17%) R
13 1 (0.17%) VBA
Qualifications
1 106 (18.06%) Microsoft Certification
2 91 (15.50%) Security Cleared
3 76 (12.95%) MCSE
4 61 (10.39%) SC Cleared
5 33 (5.62%) DV Cleared
5 33 (5.62%) MCITP
6 28 (4.77%) Cisco Certification
7 25 (4.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 25 (4.26%) MCSA
8 22 (3.75%) CCNA
9 21 (3.58%) Citrix Certification
10 17 (2.90%) MCTS
10 17 (2.90%) Degree
11 16 (2.73%) CCA
12 8 (1.36%) MCP
12 8 (1.36%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 7 (1.19%) VCP4
14 6 (1.02%) ITIL Certification
14 6 (1.02%) CCNP
15 4 (0.68%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (4.43%) SLA
2 4 (0.68%) COBIT
3 2 (0.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 251 (42.76%) Active Directory
2 141 (24.02%) Hyper-V
3 111 (18.91%) VMware Infrastructure
4 46 (7.84%) vSphere
5 34 (5.79%) XenApp
6 27 (4.60%) VMware ESXi
7 25 (4.26%) VMware ESX
8 24 (4.09%) Microsoft App-V
9 22 (3.75%) Terminal Services
10 15 (2.56%) UAG
11 12 (2.04%) XenDesktop
12 11 (1.87%) ISA Server
13 10 (1.70%) vCloud
14 8 (1.36%) DFS Replication
15 7 (1.19%) Docker
15 7 (1.19%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 5 (0.85%) Forefront TMG
17 4 (0.68%) Veritas Cluster Server
17 4 (0.68%) XenServer
18 3 (0.51%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 294 (50.09%) SCCM
2 79 (13.46%) SCOrch
3 51 (8.69%) SCSM
4 40 (6.81%) SCVMM
5 32 (5.45%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 30 (5.11%) NetBackup
7 28 (4.77%) WSUS
8 27 (4.60%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 24 (4.09%) Puppet
10 23 (3.92%) Backup Exec
10 23 (3.92%) Opscode Chef
11 17 (2.90%) Nagios
11 17 (2.90%) Tivoli
12 15 (2.56%) MOM
12 15 (2.56%) BMC PATROL
13 13 (2.21%) SCDPM
14 11 (1.87%) OpenView
15 10 (1.70%) Ansible
16 7 (1.19%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
16 7 (1.19%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 330 (56.22%) Microsoft
2 210 (35.78%) VMware
3 116 (19.76%) Citrix
4 78 (13.29%) HP
5 61 (10.39%) Symantec
6 59 (10.05%) Cisco
7 50 (8.52%) Oracle
8 33 (5.62%) Dell
9 30 (5.11%) Veritas
10 24 (4.09%) BMC
11 22 (3.75%) Remedy
11 22 (3.75%) Sophos
12 21 (3.58%) McAfee
12 21 (3.58%) Sybase
13 19 (3.24%) IBM
13 19 (3.24%) NetApp
13 19 (3.24%) SolarWinds
14 18 (3.07%) CA
15 16 (2.73%) 3PAR
16 14 (2.39%) ServiceNow
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