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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM)
Rank 349 350 235
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -115
Contract jobs citing SCOM 290 261 369
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.54% 0.50% 0.78%
As % of the Systems Management category 6.85% 6.46% 10.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 178 136 182
Average daily rate
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£348 £350 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.57% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £185 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £337 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 13 12
Average hourly rate £23.50 £29.00 £26.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.96% +10.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.19 £21.00 £18.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £45.00 £32.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £29.00 £27.25
% change year-on-year
-18.96% +6.42%

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
4235 4040 3416
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.82% 7.67% 7.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 2646 2386 1935
Average daily rate £400 £380 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 182 148 179
Average hourly rate £20.19 £25.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.26% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.60 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.19 £25.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-19.26% +25.00%

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 22 May 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
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 22 May 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 -4 274 £350 - 86
London +4 98 £361 -5.24% 18
South East +9 89 £344 -1.71% 20
Surrey +25 32 £350 -1.40% 5
City of London +12 25 £419 +25.46% 5
South West +27 23 £375 -18.91% 21
East of England +13 21 £250 -37.50% 5
Hampshire -2 20 £338 +58.24% 3
Redhill - 17 £520 -
Buckinghamshire +8 13 £450 - 4
North West -30 13 £375 +47.05% 10
Berkshire -15 11 £399 -4.49% 6
West Midlands -22 11 £400 +37.45% 5
Hertfordshire +9 10 £375 -6.25% 3
Milton Keynes +6 10 £445 - 3
Yorkshire -16 9 £366 +12.69% 5
Reading +13 8 £399 -11.38% 4
Scotland -3 8 £128 -60.53% 2
Cambridgeshire -6 7 £250 -37.50% 1
West Yorkshire -10 7 £420 +40.00% 2
East Midlands -10 7 £450 +89.47%
Manchester -11 7 £450 +104.54% 5
Oxfordshire -15 7 £300 +50.00%
Somerset +22 6 - - 2
Guildford +9 6 £275 -24.13%
Coventry +5 6 - - 1
Havant -1 6 £413 +18.70%
West Sussex -14 6 £273 -27.33%
Devon +3 5 £263 - 1
Leeds -15 5 £420 +40.00% 1

SCOM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

1 411 (70.02%) Windows
2 293 (49.91%) Microsoft
3 282 (48.04%) SCCM
4 253 (43.10%) Active Directory
5 211 (35.95%) VMware
6 192 (32.71%) Windows Server 2008
7 170 (28.96%) PowerShell
8 156 (26.58%) ITIL
9 141 (24.02%) DNS
10 134 (22.83%) Windows Server 2012
11 121 (20.61%) SQL
12 120 (20.44%) Windows Server 2003
12 120 (20.44%) VMware Infrastructure
13 114 (19.42%) DHCP
14 108 (18.40%) Hyper-V
15 105 (17.89%) Citrix
15 105 (17.89%) SQL Server
16 97 (16.52%) SAN
17 95 (16.18%) SharePoint
18 90 (15.33%) HP
19 89 (15.16%) Security Cleared
20 83 (14.14%) MS Exchange
21 82 (13.97%) Microsoft Certification
22 81 (13.80%) IIS
23 71 (12.10%) Clustering
23 71 (12.10%) SCOrch
24 60 (10.22%) SC Cleared
25 58 (9.88%) SCSM
26 57 (9.71%) Lync
26 57 (9.71%) TCP/IP

SCOM
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 95 (16.18%) SharePoint
2 83 (14.14%) MS Exchange
3 81 (13.80%) IIS
4 57 (9.71%) Lync
5 42 (7.16%) Exchange Server 2010
6 19 (3.24%) Exchange Server 2013
7 17 (2.90%) BizTalk Server
7 17 (2.90%) Exchange Server 2007
7 17 (2.90%) OpenStack
8 10 (1.70%) Tomcat
8 10 (1.70%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 9 (1.53%) Exchange Server 2003
9 9 (1.53%) Office Communications Server
10 8 (1.36%) SharePoint 2010
11 6 (1.02%) SharePoint 2013
12 5 (0.85%) SharePoint Server
12 5 (0.85%) Oracle Workflow
12 5 (0.85%) JBoss
13 4 (0.68%) WebSphere
14 3 (0.51%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 55 (9.37%) MS Excel
2 13 (2.21%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 12 (2.04%) Remedy ITSM
2 10 (1.70%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.34%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (0.34%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.34%) Remedy AR System
4 1 (0.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.17%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 39 (6.64%) Microsoft Azure
2 28 (4.77%) Amazon AWS
3 21 (3.58%) Office 365
4 4 (0.68%) IaaS
5 2 (0.34%) Mimecast
5 2 (0.34%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.17%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.17%) Symantec.cloud
6 1 (0.17%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 1 (0.17%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 141 (24.02%) DNS
2 114 (19.42%) DHCP
3 97 (16.52%) SAN
4 57 (9.71%) TCP/IP
5 36 (6.13%) Firewall
6 29 (4.94%) WAN
6 29 (4.94%) NetScaler
7 27 (4.60%) NAS
8 22 (3.75%) LAN
9 18 (3.07%) FTP
10 14 (2.39%) VPN
11 12 (2.04%) VoIP
12 10 (1.70%) SNMP
13 9 (1.53%) Network Security
13 9 (1.53%) Internet
14 8 (1.36%) Unified Communications
14 8 (1.36%) Fibre Channel
15 7 (1.19%) VLAN
15 7 (1.19%) SMTP
16 6 (1.02%) FCoE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 105 (17.89%) SQL Server
2 35 (5.96%) SQL Server 2008
3 13 (2.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 12 (2.04%) SQL Server 2012
4 12 (2.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 11 (1.87%) MySQL
6 7 (1.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 7 (1.19%) Data Warehouse
6 7 (1.19%) Oracle Database
7 3 (0.51%) Oracle Database 11g
7 3 (0.51%) SQL Server 2005
7 3 (0.51%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (0.34%) NoSQL
8 2 (0.34%) Relational Database
8 2 (0.34%) Oracle Database 12c
8 2 (0.34%) OLTP
8 2 (0.34%) DB2
8 2 (0.34%) SQL Server 2000
9 1 (0.17%) Spotfire
9 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 10 (1.70%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (1.19%) Jenkins
3 6 (1.02%) Visual Studio
4 5 (0.85%) Git (software)
5 4 (0.68%) JIRA
6 3 (0.51%) Fiddler
6 3 (0.51%) WiX
6 3 (0.51%) MSBuild
7 2 (0.34%) SpecFlow
7 2 (0.34%) Cucumber
7 2 (0.34%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 2 (0.34%) Ant
7 2 (0.34%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 2 (0.34%) Lombardi
8 1 (0.17%) ReSharper
8 1 (0.17%) Selenium
8 1 (0.17%) Subversion
8 1 (0.17%) JMeter
8 1 (0.17%) MSI
8 1 (0.17%) Eclipse
General
1 45 (7.67%) Finance
2 19 (3.24%) Banking
3 16 (2.73%) Retail
4 10 (1.70%) Legal
5 6 (1.02%) Telecoms
6 5 (0.85%) Back Office
6 5 (0.85%) Manufacturing
6 5 (0.85%) Law
7 4 (0.68%) Advertising
8 3 (0.51%) Automotive
8 3 (0.51%) Games
9 2 (0.34%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.34%) Publishing
10 1 (0.17%) Marketing
10 1 (0.17%) Online Betting
10 1 (0.17%) French Language
10 1 (0.17%) Spanish Language
10 1 (0.17%) Local Government
10 1 (0.17%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.17%) Billing
Job Titles
1 79 (13.46%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 62 (10.56%) Consultant
3 58 (9.88%) Administrator
4 52 (8.86%) Analyst
5 50 (8.52%) Support Engineer
6 49 (8.35%) Systems Administrator
7 43 (7.33%) Architect
8 39 (6.64%) 3rd Line Support
9 37 (6.30%) Systems Engineer
10 32 (5.45%) Wintel Engineer
11 23 (3.92%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
12 22 (3.75%) Server Engineer
13 16 (2.73%) Wintel Analyst
13 16 (2.73%) Windows Engineer
13 16 (2.73%) Web Engineer
13 16 (2.73%) Server Support
14 14 (2.39%) Infrastructure Architect
14 14 (2.39%) Windows Administrator
15 13 (2.21%) Developer
15 13 (2.21%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (3.58%) Web Services
1 21 (3.58%) .NET
2 20 (3.41%) Middleware
3 13 (2.21%) XML
4 8 (1.36%) Application Packaging
5 7 (1.19%) SAP PI
6 4 (0.68%) LAMP
6 4 (0.68%) .NET Framework
7 3 (0.51%) Drools
7 3 (0.51%) LINQ
7 3 (0.51%) WCF
7 3 (0.51%) X-Windows
7 3 (0.51%) ASP.NET
7 3 (0.51%) HTML
7 3 (0.51%) ASP.NET Web API
8 2 (0.34%) REST
8 2 (0.34%) MSMQ
8 2 (0.34%) J2EE
8 2 (0.34%) XSLT
8 2 (0.34%) OLE
Miscellaneous
1 71 (12.10%) Clustering
2 36 (6.13%) PKI
3 32 (5.45%) Replication
4 25 (4.26%) Analytical Skills
5 16 (2.73%) Blackberry
6 11 (1.87%) Client/Server
7 9 (1.53%) Video Conferencing
8 8 (1.36%) Private Cloud
9 7 (1.19%) Management Information System
9 7 (1.19%) Open Source
10 6 (1.02%) Enterprise Storage
11 5 (0.85%) CMDB
11 5 (0.85%) iPad
12 4 (0.68%) Public Cloud
13 3 (0.51%) Mainframe
13 3 (0.51%) User Experience
13 3 (0.51%) EqualLogic
14 2 (0.34%) Hedge funds
14 2 (0.34%) FlexPod
14 2 (0.34%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 411 (70.02%) Windows
2 192 (32.71%) Windows Server 2008
3 134 (22.83%) Windows Server 2012
4 120 (20.44%) Windows Server 2003
5 52 (8.86%) Linux
6 35 (5.96%) Windows 7
7 30 (5.11%) UNIX
8 27 (4.60%) Windows XP
9 12 (2.04%) Windows 8
10 11 (1.87%) Windows 2000 Server
10 11 (1.87%) HPUX
11 10 (1.70%) Solaris
11 10 (1.70%) Windows 2000
12 6 (1.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 5 (0.85%) Android
14 4 (0.68%) Oracle Linux
14 4 (0.68%) Windows NT
14 4 (0.68%) CentOS
15 3 (0.51%) AIX
16 2 (0.34%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 156 (26.58%) ITIL
2 47 (8.01%) Incident Management
3 36 (6.13%) Service Management
4 35 (5.96%) Project Management
5 34 (5.79%) Migration
6 31 (5.28%) Change Management
6 31 (5.28%) Performance Monitoring
7 27 (4.60%) ITSM
7 27 (4.60%) Configuration Management
8 26 (4.43%) Performance Tuning
9 25 (4.26%) Capacity Management
9 25 (4.26%) Service Delivery
10 23 (3.92%) Load Balancing
10 23 (3.92%) E-Commerce
11 20 (3.41%) DevOps
12 19 (3.24%) Disaster Recovery
13 17 (2.90%) Low Latency
14 16 (2.73%) Problem Management
14 16 (2.73%) Workflow
15 15 (2.56%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 170 (28.96%) PowerShell
2 121 (20.61%) SQL
3 48 (8.18%) VBScript
4 21 (3.58%) C#
5 16 (2.73%) Java
6 12 (2.04%) VB
7 9 (1.53%) Perl
7 9 (1.53%) T-SQL
8 6 (1.02%) Python
8 6 (1.02%) C
9 4 (0.68%) Shell Script
10 2 (0.34%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.17%) Ruby
11 1 (0.17%) VBA
11 1 (0.17%) C++
11 1 (0.17%) R
Qualifications
1 89 (15.16%) Security Cleared
2 82 (13.97%) Microsoft Certification
3 60 (10.22%) SC Cleared
4 55 (9.37%) MCSE
5 34 (5.79%) DV Cleared
5 34 (5.79%) MCITP
6 24 (4.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 19 (3.24%) Degree
8 17 (2.90%) MCP
9 15 (2.56%) MCSA
9 15 (2.56%) Cisco Certification
10 11 (1.87%) CCNA
11 10 (1.70%) MCTS
12 9 (1.53%) CCA
12 9 (1.53%) Citrix Certification
13 4 (0.68%) VCP4
13 4 (0.68%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 4 (0.68%) HND
14 3 (0.51%) CCSA
15 2 (0.34%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (3.41%) SLA
2 2 (0.34%) QA
2 2 (0.34%) COBIT
2 2 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 253 (43.10%) Active Directory
2 120 (20.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 108 (18.40%) Hyper-V
4 48 (8.18%) XenApp
5 44 (7.50%) vSphere
6 26 (4.43%) VMware ESXi
7 23 (3.92%) Microsoft App-V
8 21 (3.58%) XenDesktop
9 20 (3.41%) VMware ESX
9 20 (3.41%) UAG
10 16 (2.73%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 15 (2.56%) ISA Server
12 12 (2.04%) Forefront TMG
13 10 (1.70%) vCloud
14 9 (1.53%) Terminal Services
15 6 (1.02%) XenServer
16 5 (0.85%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 5 (0.85%) iptables
16 5 (0.85%) DFS Replication
17 4 (0.68%) Docker
Systems Management
1 282 (48.04%) SCCM
2 71 (12.10%) SCOrch
3 58 (9.88%) SCSM
4 44 (7.50%) SCVMM
5 26 (4.43%) NetBackup
6 22 (3.75%) Backup Exec
7 21 (3.58%) Nagios
8 20 (3.41%) MOM
9 19 (3.24%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 18 (3.07%) WSUS
11 15 (2.56%) HP SIM
12 14 (2.39%) Tivoli
13 13 (2.21%) Netcool
13 13 (2.21%) Netcool/OMNIbus
13 13 (2.21%) EdgeSight
14 12 (2.04%) SCDPM
14 12 (2.04%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
15 11 (1.87%) WMI
15 11 (1.87%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
15 11 (1.87%) OpenView
Vendors
1 293 (49.91%) Microsoft
2 211 (35.95%) VMware
3 105 (17.89%) Citrix
4 90 (15.33%) HP
5 50 (8.52%) Cisco
6 42 (7.16%) Symantec
7 41 (6.98%) Oracle
8 40 (6.81%) IBM
9 34 (5.79%) Remedy
10 32 (5.45%) Dell
10 32 (5.45%) NetApp
11 23 (3.92%) SolarWinds
11 23 (3.92%) Veritas
11 23 (3.92%) CA
12 22 (3.75%) EMC
12 22 (3.75%) Veeam
12 22 (3.75%) ServiceNow
13 17 (2.90%) BMC
14 14 (2.39%) Sophos
15 13 (2.21%) Nimsoft
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