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 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM)
Rank 400 326 317
Rank change year-on-year
-74 -9
Contract jobs citing SCOM 228 301 289
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.45% 0.59% 0.58%
As % of the Systems Management category 5.28% 6.96% 7.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 131 187 164
Average daily rate £375 £400 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +10.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £239 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £493
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 12 16
Average hourly rate £55.65 £27.25 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+104.22% -0.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.20 £25.10 £20.92
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.80 £55.65 £31.53
UK excluding London average hourly rate £55.65 £27.25 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+104.22% -0.90%

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
4320 4325 3802
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 8.52% 8.46% 7.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 2737 2565 2116
Average daily rate £429 £425 £382
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.88% +11.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £363 £345
% change year-on-year
+10.34% +5.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 135 144 136
Average hourly rate £35.00 £20.06 £19.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+74.47% +4.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.05 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £45.65 £34.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £22.00 £23.20
% change year-on-year
+59.09% -5.17%

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 13 February 2016.

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 13 February 2016.

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 13 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -59 204 £389 -2.81% 60
London -19 77 £400 -4.42% 18
South East -19 56 £400 - 11
West Midlands -15 23 £415 +62.74% 2
Scotland +7 20 £321 -1.15% 4
Berkshire -13 20 £402 +0.43% 3
Edinburgh +7 17 £346 - 1
East of England -23 17 £325 -23.52% 4
City of London +40 14 £363 -19.44% 11
Surrey -2 14 £262 -30.06% 4
Hertfordshire +11 11 £350 -30.00% 2
Yorkshire -5 10 £375 - 6
North West -17 10 £375 +50.00% 2
Maidenhead - 9 £405 -
Hampshire +12 8 £295 -1.66% 3
Coventry -1 8 £410 +78.26%
Shropshire -13 8 £415 +50.90%
South West -5 5 £444 +26.78% 9
Kent -5 5 £450 -
East Midlands -8 5 £275 -31.25% 6
Middlesex - 5 £488 -
West Yorkshire - 5 £375 - 4
Staines +15 4 £450 -
Wiltshire -1 4 £444 +121.87%
Liverpool -3 4 £375 -
Merseyside -7 4 £375 +50.00%
Telford -16 4 £415 +50.90%
Reading -28 4 £305 -23.75% 1
Glasgow +9 3 £205 -37.00% 3
Birmingham -1 3 £590 +96.66% 1

SCOM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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.

1 340 (72.34%) Windows
2 277 (58.94%) Microsoft
3 273 (58.09%) SCCM
4 260 (55.32%) Active Directory
5 213 (45.32%) Windows Server
6 194 (41.28%) VMware
7 163 (34.68%) Windows Server 2012
8 157 (33.40%) Windows Server 2008
9 155 (32.98%) PowerShell
10 147 (31.28%) SQL
11 127 (27.02%) ITIL
12 124 (26.38%) VMware Infrastructure
13 109 (23.19%) Citrix
14 108 (22.98%) Hyper-V
15 104 (22.13%) Finance
16 98 (20.85%) DNS
17 95 (20.21%) SQL Server
18 88 (18.72%) MS Exchange
19 81 (17.23%) Windows Server 2003
20 71 (15.11%) HP
21 68 (14.47%) Service Management
22 65 (13.83%) MS Excel
22 65 (13.83%) Microsoft Azure
23 63 (13.40%) Linux
23 63 (13.40%) DHCP
23 63 (13.40%) Microsoft Certification
24 61 (12.98%) Oracle
24 61 (12.98%) Migration
25 59 (12.55%) Windows 7
25 59 (12.55%) XenApp

SCOM
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 88 (18.72%) MS Exchange
2 44 (9.36%) SharePoint
3 42 (8.94%) Exchange Server 2010
4 33 (7.02%) IIS
5 29 (6.17%) Skype for Business
6 25 (5.32%) Exchange Server 2013
7 23 (4.89%) OpenStack
8 13 (2.77%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 10 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2007
10 9 (1.91%) WebLogic
11 8 (1.70%) Elasticsearch
12 6 (1.28%) Apache
12 6 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2003
13 5 (1.06%) SharePoint 2010
14 4 (0.85%) BizTalk Server
14 4 (0.85%) WebSphere
15 3 (0.64%) Confluence
15 3 (0.64%) JBoss
15 3 (0.64%) SharePoint 2013
15 3 (0.64%) Tomcat
Applications
1 65 (13.83%) MS Excel
2 18 (3.83%) MS Office
3 2 (0.43%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (1.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 5 (1.06%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.43%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.43%) Remedy AR System
4 1 (0.21%) SAP CCM
4 1 (0.21%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 65 (13.83%) Microsoft Azure
2 41 (8.72%) Amazon AWS
3 35 (7.45%) Office 365
4 22 (4.68%) Azure Active Directory
5 16 (3.40%) IaaS
6 9 (1.91%) PaaS
7 3 (0.64%) SaaS
8 2 (0.43%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (0.43%) Amazon S3
8 2 (0.43%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.21%) Google Apps
9 1 (0.21%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 98 (20.85%) DNS
2 63 (13.40%) DHCP
3 49 (10.43%) Firewall
4 46 (9.79%) SAN
5 29 (6.17%) NetScaler
6 27 (5.74%) LAN
6 27 (5.74%) WAN
7 23 (4.89%) TCP/IP
8 15 (3.19%) LDAP
9 14 (2.98%) Cisco Nexus
9 14 (2.98%) Remote Desktop
9 14 (2.98%) VPN
10 13 (2.77%) NAS
11 12 (2.55%) Network Security
12 8 (1.70%) FTP
13 7 (1.49%) iSCSI
13 7 (1.49%) VLAN
14 6 (1.28%) Skype
14 6 (1.28%) Unified Communications
15 5 (1.06%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 95 (20.21%) SQL Server
2 37 (7.87%) SQL Server 2008
3 30 (6.38%) SQL Server 2005
4 26 (5.53%) Azure SQL Database
5 23 (4.89%) SQL Server 2012
6 12 (2.55%) Oracle Database
7 7 (1.49%) Oracle Database 11g
8 5 (1.06%) MySQL
8 5 (1.06%) Oracle Database 12c
8 5 (1.06%) Relational Database
8 5 (1.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 5 (1.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 3 (0.64%) BusinessObjects
9 3 (0.64%) Crystal Reports
9 3 (0.64%) SQL Server 2014
10 2 (0.43%) Data Warehouse
10 2 (0.43%) DB2
10 2 (0.43%) Oracle Exadata
10 2 (0.43%) PostgreSQL
11 1 (0.21%) DTS
Development Applications
1 26 (5.53%) Git (software)
2 25 (5.32%) JIRA
3 23 (4.89%) Team Foundation Server
4 18 (3.83%) Ant
4 18 (3.83%) Hudson
4 18 (3.83%) Jenkins
4 18 (3.83%) Maven
4 18 (3.83%) Subversion
5 8 (1.70%) Visual Studio
6 4 (0.85%) Introscope
6 4 (0.85%) MSBuild
7 3 (0.64%) AdminStudio
7 3 (0.64%) Fiddler
7 3 (0.64%) MSI
7 3 (0.64%) WiX
8 2 (0.43%) FxCop
8 2 (0.43%) NUnit
8 2 (0.43%) Octopus Deploy
8 2 (0.43%) StyleCop
9 1 (0.21%) StarTeam
General
1 104 (22.13%) Finance
2 32 (6.81%) Banking
3 20 (4.26%) Financial Institution
4 12 (2.55%) Law
4 12 (2.55%) Telecoms
5 10 (2.13%) Legal
6 6 (1.28%) Back Office
6 6 (1.28%) Electronics
6 6 (1.28%) Manufacturing
6 6 (1.28%) Marketing
6 6 (1.28%) Retail
7 5 (1.06%) Investment Banking
8 4 (0.85%) Games
9 3 (0.64%) Advertising
10 2 (0.43%) Billing
11 1 (0.21%) Automotive
11 1 (0.21%) Local Government
11 1 (0.21%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 49 (10.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 42 (8.94%) Support Engineer
3 40 (8.51%) Analyst
4 36 (7.66%) Consultant
5 35 (7.45%) 3rd Line Support
6 29 (6.17%) Administrator
7 28 (5.96%) Architect
8 24 (5.11%) DBA
9 23 (4.89%) DevOps Engineer
9 23 (4.89%) Windows Engineer
10 22 (4.68%) Systems Engineer
11 21 (4.47%) Cloud Engineer
12 19 (4.04%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
12 19 (4.04%) SQL DBA
13 18 (3.83%) Azure Engineer
14 17 (3.62%) Citrix Engineer
15 16 (3.40%) VMware Engineer
16 15 (3.19%) IT Engineer
17 14 (2.98%) Active Directory Engineer
17 14 (2.98%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (5.74%) .NET
2 21 (4.47%) Middleware
3 8 (1.70%) ELK Stack
4 6 (1.28%) Web Services
5 5 (1.06%) ASP.NET
5 5 (1.06%) HTML
5 5 (1.06%) jQuery
5 5 (1.06%) XML
6 4 (0.85%) CSS
7 3 (0.64%) .NET Framework
7 3 (0.64%) ADO.NET
7 3 (0.64%) LINQ
7 3 (0.64%) WCF
8 2 (0.43%) Ajax
8 2 (0.43%) ASP.NET MVC
8 2 (0.43%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 2 (0.43%) JSON
8 2 (0.43%) SOAP
8 2 (0.43%) Software Packaging
8 2 (0.43%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 50 (10.64%) Data Centre
2 32 (6.81%) Clustering
3 29 (6.17%) Replication
4 25 (5.32%) Analytical Skills
5 23 (4.89%) Enterprise Software
5 23 (4.89%) Management Information System
6 19 (4.04%) Computer Science
7 18 (3.83%) Hedge funds
8 10 (2.13%) Hybrid Cloud
8 10 (2.13%) PKI
9 9 (1.91%) EMC VNX
10 5 (1.06%) Blackberry
10 5 (1.06%) HP Storage
10 5 (1.06%) Private Cloud
10 5 (1.06%) Public Cloud
11 4 (0.85%) e-Health
11 4 (0.85%) EMC VMAX
11 4 (0.85%) Fat Client
11 4 (0.85%) Thin Client
12 3 (0.64%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 340 (72.34%) Windows
2 213 (45.32%) Windows Server
3 163 (34.68%) Windows Server 2012
4 157 (33.40%) Windows Server 2008
5 81 (17.23%) Windows Server 2003
6 63 (13.40%) Linux
7 59 (12.55%) Windows 7
8 38 (8.09%) Unix
9 31 (6.60%) Solaris
10 22 (4.68%) VMS
11 21 (4.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 21 (4.47%) Windows 10
12 15 (3.19%) Windows 8
13 12 (2.55%) Windows XP
14 3 (0.64%) Android
14 3 (0.64%) Apple iOS
15 2 (0.43%) AIX
15 2 (0.43%) Windows Phone
16 1 (0.21%) Data ONTAP
16 1 (0.21%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 127 (27.02%) ITIL
2 68 (14.47%) Service Management
3 61 (12.98%) Migration
4 57 (12.13%) Agile Software Development
5 41 (8.72%) ITSM
6 40 (8.51%) Project Management
7 39 (8.30%) DevOps
8 38 (8.09%) Disaster Recovery
9 35 (7.45%) Performance Monitoring
10 34 (7.23%) Root Cause Analysis
11 32 (6.81%) Problem Management
12 30 (6.38%) Configuration Management
13 26 (5.53%) Continuous Integration
13 26 (5.53%) Service Delivery
14 24 (5.11%) Incident Management
15 23 (4.89%) Performance Management
16 22 (4.68%) Infrastructure Management
17 21 (4.47%) Software Deployment
18 17 (3.62%) Data Protection
19 16 (3.40%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 155 (32.98%) PowerShell
2 147 (31.28%) SQL
3 32 (6.81%) Ruby
4 22 (4.68%) Python
5 14 (2.98%) VBScript
6 8 (1.70%) C#
7 7 (1.49%) Perl
8 6 (1.28%) Bash Shell
9 5 (1.06%) JavaScript
9 5 (1.06%) PL/SQL
9 5 (1.06%) Shell Script
9 5 (1.06%) VB
10 4 (0.85%) C++
10 4 (0.85%) Java
10 4 (0.85%) T-SQL
11 3 (0.64%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.21%) ANSI SQL
12 1 (0.21%) C
12 1 (0.21%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 63 (13.40%) Microsoft Certification
2 55 (11.70%) Security Cleared
3 43 (9.15%) MCSE
4 26 (5.53%) SC Cleared
5 21 (4.47%) MCITP
6 20 (4.26%) Cisco Certification
7 19 (4.04%) DV Cleared
8 17 (3.62%) CCNA
8 17 (3.62%) MCSA
8 17 (3.62%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 14 (2.98%) Degree
10 11 (2.34%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 10 (2.13%) ITIL Certification
12 9 (1.91%) CTC Cleared
13 6 (1.28%) MCP
13 6 (1.28%) RHCE
14 4 (0.85%) Citrix Certification
14 4 (0.85%) RHCA
15 3 (0.64%) CCA
16 2 (0.43%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (5.53%) SLA
2 3 (0.64%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (0.64%) QA
3 2 (0.43%) COBIT
4 1 (0.21%) HL7
4 1 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 260 (55.32%) Active Directory
2 124 (26.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 108 (22.98%) Hyper-V
4 59 (12.55%) XenApp
5 52 (11.06%) vSphere
6 48 (10.21%) XenDesktop
7 28 (5.96%) VMware ESX
8 26 (5.53%) Microsoft App-V
9 21 (4.47%) Docker
10 15 (3.19%) XenServer
11 9 (1.91%) EMC RecoverPoint
11 9 (1.91%) VMware ESXi
12 8 (1.70%) vCloud
13 6 (1.28%) Terminal Services
14 4 (0.85%) Veritas Volume Manager
15 3 (0.64%) VMware Server
16 2 (0.43%) Citrix Presentation Server
16 2 (0.43%) Firmware
16 2 (0.43%) Oracle RAC
16 2 (0.43%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 273 (58.09%) SCCM
2 49 (10.43%) Puppet
3 40 (8.51%) SCOrch
4 39 (8.30%) SCVMM
5 28 (5.96%) Opscode Chef
6 26 (5.53%) WSUS
7 24 (5.11%) Ansible
8 21 (4.47%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 21 (4.47%) NetBackup
9 18 (3.83%) Nagios
9 18 (3.83%) Windows Intune
10 16 (3.40%) SCSM
11 11 (2.34%) Backup Exec
12 10 (2.13%) BMC PATROL
12 10 (2.13%) Forefront Identity Manager
12 10 (2.13%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
13 8 (1.70%) EdgeSight
13 8 (1.70%) Kibana
13 8 (1.70%) logstash
13 8 (1.70%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 277 (58.94%) Microsoft
2 194 (41.28%) VMware
3 109 (23.19%) Citrix
4 71 (15.11%) HP
5 61 (12.98%) Oracle
6 56 (11.91%) Cisco
7 36 (7.66%) Dell
8 32 (6.81%) Veritas
9 31 (6.60%) NetApp
10 27 (5.74%) SolarWinds
10 27 (5.74%) Symantec
11 25 (5.32%) Red Hat
12 24 (5.11%) EMC
12 24 (5.11%) Splunk
13 22 (4.68%) AppSense
14 19 (4.04%) BMC
15 18 (3.83%) CA
16 16 (3.40%) Sybase
17 15 (3.19%) IBM
18 14 (2.98%) RightScale
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