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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM)
Rank 345 340 250
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -90
Contract jobs citing SCOM 272 285 372
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.49% 0.52% 0.77%
As % of the Systems Management category 6.25% 6.78% 11.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 166 144 201
Average daily rate
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£375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £204 £185 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 23 13
Average hourly rate £24.75 £29.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.65% -3.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.19 £18.22 £20.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £47.00 £39.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £29.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-18.96% -10.76%

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
4355 4206 3340
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.82% 7.62% 6.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 2659 2416 1915
Average daily rate £410 £395 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.79% +5.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £567 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 199 155 169
Average hourly rate £20.19 £22.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.28% +12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £14.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.50 £45.00 £35.00
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 24 April 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 24 April 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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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 -16 251 £388 +10.71% 67
London +25 96 £388 -4.79% 17
South East +2 82 £414 +24.83% 24
City of London +23 27 £400 +16.78% 5
Surrey +12 25 £438 +23.23% 6
South West +4 22 £375 -16.66% 8
Berkshire -9 18 £381 +36.16% 9
Scotland +14 15 £128 -
Hampshire -18 15 £362 +60.66% 6
Redhill - 14 £520 - 1
East of England +20 13 £250 -37.50% 3
West Sussex -9 13 £450 +20.00% 1
Reading +6 12 £414 -8.11% 5
East Midlands +10 11 £450 +118.18% 2
West Midlands -20 10 £400 +37.45% 3
North West -42 10 £429 +63.33% 5
Hertfordshire +9 8 £400 - 1
Buckinghamshire +2 7 £450 - 1
Yorkshire -26 7 £226 +0.55% 5
Northamptonshire - 7 £450 - 1
Glasgow - 7 £113 -
Somerset +9 6 - -
Worthing -4 6 £463 +19.35%
Manchester -21 6 £450 +50.00% 2
Northampton - 6 £450 - 1
Milton Keynes -4 5 £450 -
West Yorkshire -16 5 £313 +38.88% 3
Renfrewshire - 5 £127 -
Watford - 5 £400 -
Paisley - 5 £127 -

SCOM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 April 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.

1 417 (67.80%) Windows
2 313 (50.89%) SCCM
3 290 (47.15%) Microsoft
4 265 (43.09%) Active Directory
5 198 (32.20%) Windows Server 2008
6 189 (30.73%) VMware
7 171 (27.80%) PowerShell
8 163 (26.50%) ITIL
9 154 (25.04%) DNS
10 143 (23.25%) Windows Server 2012
11 132 (21.46%) DHCP
12 128 (20.81%) Windows Server 2003
13 114 (18.54%) Citrix
14 113 (18.37%) SQL
15 112 (18.21%) VMware Infrastructure
16 102 (16.59%) Hyper-V
17 97 (15.77%) SAN
18 90 (14.63%) Security Cleared
19 89 (14.47%) SharePoint
20 88 (14.31%) MS Exchange
21 84 (13.66%) SQL Server
21 84 (13.66%) HP
22 77 (12.52%) IIS
23 73 (11.87%) Microsoft Certification
24 72 (11.71%) SCOrch
25 70 (11.38%) Clustering
26 68 (11.06%) SCSM
27 61 (9.92%) MS Excel
28 59 (9.59%) SC Cleared
29 57 (9.27%) Lync

SCOM
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 89 (14.47%) SharePoint
2 88 (14.31%) MS Exchange
3 77 (12.52%) IIS
4 57 (9.27%) Lync
5 44 (7.15%) Exchange Server 2010
6 19 (3.09%) OpenStack
7 18 (2.93%) BizTalk Server
8 17 (2.76%) Exchange Server 2007
9 16 (2.60%) Exchange Server 2013
10 13 (2.11%) Office Communications Server
11 12 (1.95%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 10 (1.63%) Exchange Server 2003
13 9 (1.46%) Tomcat
14 8 (1.30%) SharePoint 2010
15 7 (1.14%) SharePoint 2013
16 5 (0.81%) SharePoint Server
17 4 (0.65%) Oracle Workflow
18 3 (0.49%) WebSphere
18 3 (0.49%) Apache
18 3 (0.49%) JBoss
Applications
1 61 (9.92%) MS Excel
2 17 (2.76%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 8 (1.30%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (0.65%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.33%) Remedy AR System
4 1 (0.16%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.16%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 42 (6.83%) Microsoft Azure
2 33 (5.37%) Amazon AWS
3 20 (3.25%) Office 365
4 3 (0.49%) Mimecast
5 2 (0.33%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 1 (0.16%) IaaS
6 1 (0.16%) Symantec.cloud
6 1 (0.16%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 154 (25.04%) DNS
2 132 (21.46%) DHCP
3 97 (15.77%) SAN
4 53 (8.62%) TCP/IP
5 35 (5.69%) NAS
5 35 (5.69%) NetScaler
6 34 (5.53%) Firewall
7 33 (5.37%) WAN
8 30 (4.88%) LAN
9 29 (4.72%) FTP
10 11 (1.79%) VPN
10 11 (1.79%) VoIP
11 9 (1.46%) SNMP
11 9 (1.46%) Internet
12 7 (1.14%) Unified Communications
12 7 (1.14%) iSCSI
12 7 (1.14%) SMTP
13 6 (0.98%) SSL
13 6 (0.98%) HTTP
14 5 (0.81%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 84 (13.66%) SQL Server
2 26 (4.23%) SQL Server 2008
3 13 (2.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 13 (2.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 10 (1.63%) SQL Server 2012
5 7 (1.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 7 (1.14%) MySQL
5 7 (1.14%) Data Warehouse
6 6 (0.98%) SQL Server 2005
6 6 (0.98%) Oracle Database
7 3 (0.49%) NoSQL
7 3 (0.49%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (0.33%) SQL Server 2000
8 2 (0.33%) OLTP
8 2 (0.33%) Couchbase
8 2 (0.33%) Oracle Database 12c
9 1 (0.16%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.16%) MariaDB
9 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 1 (0.16%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 8 (1.30%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (0.98%) Visual Studio
2 6 (0.98%) Jenkins
3 5 (0.81%) Git (software)
4 4 (0.65%) Fiddler
4 4 (0.65%) JIRA
5 3 (0.49%) MSBuild
5 3 (0.49%) WiX
6 2 (0.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 2 (0.33%) Lombardi
6 2 (0.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 2 (0.33%) StyleCop
6 2 (0.33%) Cucumber
6 2 (0.33%) SpecFlow
7 1 (0.16%) Subversion
7 1 (0.16%) Ant
7 1 (0.16%) MSI
General
1 50 (8.13%) Finance
2 19 (3.09%) Banking
2 19 (3.09%) Retail
3 11 (1.79%) Legal
4 10 (1.63%) Telecoms
5 6 (0.98%) Games
6 5 (0.81%) Manufacturing
6 5 (0.81%) Law
7 4 (0.65%) Financial Institution
7 4 (0.65%) Publishing
8 3 (0.49%) Online Betting
8 3 (0.49%) Advertising
9 2 (0.33%) Back Office
9 2 (0.33%) Automotive
9 2 (0.33%) Local Government
10 1 (0.16%) Marketing
10 1 (0.16%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.16%) French Language
10 1 (0.16%) Spanish Language
10 1 (0.16%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 84 (13.66%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 63 (10.24%) Analyst
2 63 (10.24%) Consultant
3 62 (10.08%) Administrator
4 49 (7.97%) Support Engineer
5 47 (7.64%) Systems Administrator
6 39 (6.34%) Architect
7 36 (5.85%) 3rd Line Support
8 34 (5.53%) Systems Engineer
9 26 (4.23%) Wintel Engineer
10 24 (3.90%) Web Engineer
10 24 (3.90%) Server Engineer
11 21 (3.41%) Wintel Analyst
12 20 (3.25%) Windows Administrator
12 20 (3.25%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
13 18 (2.93%) Support Analyst
13 18 (2.93%) Operations Manager
13 18 (2.93%) Web Infrastructure Engineer
14 15 (2.44%) Server Support
14 15 (2.44%) SCCM Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (4.55%) Web Services
2 22 (3.58%) Middleware
3 21 (3.41%) .NET
4 17 (2.76%) XML
5 10 (1.63%) Application Packaging
6 7 (1.14%) SAP PI
7 6 (0.98%) REST
8 5 (0.81%) LAMP
9 4 (0.65%) HTML
9 4 (0.65%) SOAP
10 3 (0.49%) .NET Framework
10 3 (0.49%) WCF
10 3 (0.49%) LINQ
10 3 (0.49%) OLE
10 3 (0.49%) OLE DB
11 2 (0.33%) MSMQ
11 2 (0.33%) XSLT
11 2 (0.33%) ASP.NET
11 2 (0.33%) J2EE
11 2 (0.33%) Drools
Miscellaneous
1 70 (11.38%) Clustering
2 40 (6.50%) Replication
3 34 (5.53%) PKI
4 29 (4.72%) Analytical Skills
5 18 (2.93%) Blackberry
6 12 (1.95%) Private Cloud
7 11 (1.79%) Video Conferencing
8 9 (1.46%) Client/Server
9 8 (1.30%) iPad
10 7 (1.14%) Management Information System
11 6 (0.98%) Enterprise Storage
12 5 (0.81%) Public Cloud
12 5 (0.81%) Mainframe
13 4 (0.65%) Online Games
13 4 (0.65%) BYOD
13 4 (0.65%) Open Source
14 3 (0.49%) User Experience
14 3 (0.49%) CMDB
14 3 (0.49%) Fat Client
14 3 (0.49%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 417 (67.80%) Windows
2 198 (32.20%) Windows Server 2008
3 143 (23.25%) Windows Server 2012
4 128 (20.81%) Windows Server 2003
5 49 (7.97%) Linux
6 37 (6.02%) UNIX
7 35 (5.69%) Windows 7
8 29 (4.72%) Windows XP
9 19 (3.09%) Windows 2000
10 15 (2.44%) Windows 2000 Server
11 13 (2.11%) Windows 8
12 11 (1.79%) HPUX
13 10 (1.63%) Solaris
14 9 (1.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 7 (1.14%) Windows NT
16 5 (0.81%) Android
17 4 (0.65%) CentOS
17 4 (0.65%) Oracle Linux
18 2 (0.33%) SUSE
18 2 (0.33%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 163 (26.50%) ITIL
2 44 (7.15%) Project Management
2 44 (7.15%) Performance Monitoring
3 42 (6.83%) Incident Management
4 38 (6.18%) Service Management
5 34 (5.53%) E-Commerce
6 31 (5.04%) Change Management
7 28 (4.55%) Migration
8 27 (4.39%) ITSM
9 26 (4.23%) Capacity Management
10 25 (4.07%) Performance Tuning
11 24 (3.90%) Service Delivery
11 24 (3.90%) Configuration Management
12 21 (3.41%) Disaster Recovery
13 20 (3.25%) Low Latency
13 20 (3.25%) Load Balancing
14 19 (3.09%) DevOps
15 17 (2.76%) Problem Management
16 16 (2.60%) Capacity Planning
17 15 (2.44%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 171 (27.80%) PowerShell
2 113 (18.37%) SQL
3 52 (8.46%) VBScript
4 25 (4.07%) C#
5 15 (2.44%) Java
6 12 (1.95%) VB
7 8 (1.30%) T-SQL
7 8 (1.30%) C
7 8 (1.30%) Perl
8 5 (0.81%) C++
8 5 (0.81%) Python
8 5 (0.81%) Shell Script
9 3 (0.49%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.16%) Ruby
10 1 (0.16%) VBA
10 1 (0.16%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 90 (14.63%) Security Cleared
2 73 (11.87%) Microsoft Certification
3 59 (9.59%) SC Cleared
4 55 (8.94%) MCSE
5 33 (5.37%) DV Cleared
6 27 (4.39%) Degree
6 27 (4.39%) MCITP
7 18 (2.93%) MCP
8 16 (2.60%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 10 (1.63%) Cisco Certification
9 10 (1.63%) MCSA
9 10 (1.63%) MCTS
10 7 (1.14%) CCA
11 6 (0.98%) CCNA
12 5 (0.81%) Citrix Certification
13 3 (0.49%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 3 (0.49%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
13 3 (0.49%) ITIL Certification
14 2 (0.33%) CCSA
14 2 (0.33%) CCEA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (4.55%) SLA
2 2 (0.33%) QA
3 1 (0.16%) COBIT
3 1 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 265 (43.09%) Active Directory
2 112 (18.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 102 (16.59%) Hyper-V
4 50 (8.13%) XenApp
5 31 (5.04%) VMware ESXi
5 31 (5.04%) vSphere
6 28 (4.55%) XenDesktop
7 26 (4.23%) Microsoft App-V
8 20 (3.25%) ISA Server
9 19 (3.09%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 16 (2.60%) UAG
11 14 (2.28%) Forefront TMG
12 13 (2.11%) VMware ESX
13 12 (1.95%) Terminal Services
14 10 (1.63%) vCloud
15 9 (1.46%) XenServer
16 8 (1.30%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 5 (0.81%) iptables
17 5 (0.81%) NFS
18 4 (0.65%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 313 (50.89%) SCCM
2 72 (11.71%) SCOrch
3 68 (11.06%) SCSM
4 45 (7.32%) SCVMM
5 28 (4.55%) NetBackup
6 22 (3.58%) HP SIM
6 22 (3.58%) Backup Exec
7 20 (3.25%) MOM
7 20 (3.25%) Nagios
8 17 (2.76%) WSUS
8 17 (2.76%) EdgeSight
9 15 (2.44%) WMI
9 15 (2.44%) Netcool
9 15 (2.44%) Netcool/OMNIbus
9 15 (2.44%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 13 (2.11%) SCDPM
11 12 (1.95%) Puppet
12 11 (1.79%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 10 (1.63%) Forefront Identity Manager
14 8 (1.30%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 290 (47.15%) Microsoft
2 189 (30.73%) VMware
3 114 (18.54%) Citrix
4 84 (13.66%) HP
5 49 (7.97%) Cisco
6 44 (7.15%) IBM
7 39 (6.34%) Symantec
7 39 (6.34%) Oracle
8 35 (5.69%) NetApp
9 33 (5.37%) Dell
10 32 (5.20%) Remedy
11 27 (4.39%) CA
12 26 (4.23%) Veritas
13 25 (4.07%) Veeam
14 24 (3.90%) EMC
14 24 (3.90%) ServiceNow
15 22 (3.58%) BMC
16 20 (3.25%) SolarWinds
17 17 (2.76%) Nimsoft
18 13 (2.11%) Akamai
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