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 July 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 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM)
Rank 351 366 256
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -110
Contract jobs citing SCOM 292 247 353
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.52% 0.47% 0.72%
As % of the Systems Management category 6.42% 5.95% 9.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 183 130 157
Average daily rate
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£350 £350 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £274 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 4 15
Average hourly rate £27.50 £28.25 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.65% -7.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.11 £20.42 £19.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £40.95 £32.12
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.09 £31.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
-20.34% +3.27%

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
4546 4148 3787
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 8.14% 7.84% 7.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 2802 2401 2115
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £514 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £338 £338
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 149 127 170
Average hourly rate £20.75 £19.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.21% -15.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.95 £10.50 £12.84
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.60 £34.10 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £18.75 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -10.71%

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 July 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 3 July 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
(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 +5 279 £363 +3.57% 64
London -18 91 £375 +2.73% 27
South East +34 87 £350 +7.69% 17
East of England +20 32 £400 - 4
City of London +3 29 £388 +19.23% 7
Surrey +11 26 £388 +9.15% 4
Hampshire +15 25 £340 +9.67% 5
South West +2 25 £375 -10.44% 7
North West -18 20 £325 +8.33% 4
Hertfordshire +6 18 £425 +6.25% 3
Berkshire +16 15 £293 -26.87% 4
Buckinghamshire +8 13 £407 -
Redhill - 13 £520 -
Manchester -4 12 £275 -19.70% 4
West Midlands -15 11 £400 +32.01% 1
Milton Keynes +5 10 £400 -
Wiltshire +1 10 £500 +29.03% 2
Swindon - 9 £500 -
Watford - 9 £425 - 1
Coventry +13 8 £400 +60.00%
Reading +11 8 £300 -17.24% 3
Oxfordshire - 8 £300 -
Farnborough - 8 £425 -
Cambridgeshire -5 6 £388 -3.12% 1
Essex -8 6 £413 -16.45%
Yorkshire -24 6 £420 +42.97% 1
Southampton +1 5 £340 +4.61%
Devon -2 5 £225 - 2
West Yorkshire -21 5 £420 +42.97% 1
Leeds -27 5 £420 +42.97% 1

SCOM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 July 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.

1 397 (70.52%) Windows
2 301 (53.46%) Microsoft
3 280 (49.73%) SCCM
4 244 (43.34%) Active Directory
5 216 (38.37%) VMware
6 199 (35.35%) Windows Server 2008
7 165 (29.31%) ITIL
8 154 (27.35%) Windows Server 2012
9 151 (26.82%) PowerShell
10 143 (25.40%) SQL
11 132 (23.45%) Windows Server 2003
12 131 (23.27%) Hyper-V
13 129 (22.91%) DNS
14 117 (20.78%) VMware Infrastructure
15 108 (19.18%) Citrix
16 101 (17.94%) Microsoft Certification
16 101 (17.94%) SQL Server
17 99 (17.58%) MS Exchange
18 98 (17.41%) DHCP
19 96 (17.05%) Security Cleared
20 89 (15.81%) SharePoint
21 84 (14.92%) SAN
21 84 (14.92%) Data Centre
22 83 (14.74%) HP
23 75 (13.32%) SCOrch
24 72 (12.79%) Lync
25 71 (12.61%) Clustering
26 70 (12.43%) MCSE
27 67 (11.90%) SC Cleared
28 62 (11.01%) IIS

SCOM
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 99 (17.58%) MS Exchange
2 89 (15.81%) SharePoint
3 72 (12.79%) Lync
4 62 (11.01%) IIS
5 48 (8.53%) Exchange Server 2010
6 24 (4.26%) Exchange Server 2013
7 16 (2.84%) Exchange Server 2007
8 14 (2.49%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 12 (2.13%) BizTalk Server
10 11 (1.95%) Tomcat
10 11 (1.95%) OpenStack
10 11 (1.95%) Office Communications Server
11 9 (1.60%) Exchange Server 2003
12 7 (1.24%) SharePoint 2010
13 6 (1.07%) Oracle Workflow
13 6 (1.07%) JBoss
14 5 (0.89%) SharePoint Server
14 5 (0.89%) SharePoint 2013
15 3 (0.53%) IBM Notes
15 3 (0.53%) Apache
Applications
1 57 (10.12%) MS Excel
2 21 (3.73%) MS Office
3 1 (0.18%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 12 (2.13%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (1.78%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.36%) Remedy AR System
3 2 (0.36%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (0.36%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.18%) SAP CCM
4 1 (0.18%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.18%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 27 (4.80%) Microsoft Azure
2 26 (4.62%) Office 365
3 14 (2.49%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (0.89%) IaaS
5 4 (0.71%) PaaS
5 4 (0.71%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.18%) Symantec.cloud
6 1 (0.18%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 129 (22.91%) DNS
2 98 (17.41%) DHCP
3 84 (14.92%) SAN
4 45 (7.99%) TCP/IP
5 33 (5.86%) Firewall
6 23 (4.09%) WAN
7 20 (3.55%) LAN
7 20 (3.55%) NAS
8 19 (3.37%) NetScaler
9 13 (2.31%) FTP
10 12 (2.13%) Unified Communications
11 11 (1.95%) VPN
11 11 (1.95%) Network Security
12 9 (1.60%) VLAN
12 9 (1.60%) Internet
12 9 (1.60%) SMTP
12 9 (1.60%) Fibre Channel
13 8 (1.42%) VoIP
14 7 (1.24%) SNMP
14 7 (1.24%) FCoE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 101 (17.94%) SQL Server
2 32 (5.68%) SQL Server 2008
3 13 (2.31%) SQL Server 2012
4 12 (2.13%) MySQL
4 12 (2.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 10 (1.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 9 (1.60%) Data Warehouse
7 8 (1.42%) Oracle Database
8 5 (0.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 4 (0.71%) OLTP
9 4 (0.71%) Oracle Reports
10 3 (0.53%) SQL Server 2005
10 3 (0.53%) Oracle Database 11g
10 3 (0.53%) Oracle Database 12c
11 2 (0.36%) Relational Database
11 2 (0.36%) DB2
11 2 (0.36%) SQL Server 2000
12 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 1 (0.18%) Data Mining
12 1 (0.18%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 15 (2.66%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (1.42%) Jenkins
3 5 (0.89%) Git (software)
3 5 (0.89%) Visual Studio
3 5 (0.89%) JIRA
4 3 (0.53%) Ant
4 3 (0.53%) WiX
4 3 (0.53%) MSBuild
5 2 (0.36%) SpecFlow
5 2 (0.36%) Lombardi
5 2 (0.36%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.18%) SoapUI
6 1 (0.18%) WebDriver
6 1 (0.18%) StyleCop
6 1 (0.18%) Balsamiq Mockups
6 1 (0.18%) ReSharper
6 1 (0.18%) Selenium
6 1 (0.18%) Fiddler
6 1 (0.18%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 1 (0.18%) Eclipse
General
1 55 (9.77%) Finance
2 27 (4.80%) Banking
3 18 (3.20%) Retail
4 7 (1.24%) Legal
4 7 (1.24%) Back Office
5 5 (0.89%) Advertising
6 4 (0.71%) Law
7 3 (0.53%) Telecoms
7 3 (0.53%) Financial Institution
7 3 (0.53%) Automotive
8 2 (0.36%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.36%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (0.36%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.18%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.18%) French Language
9 1 (0.18%) Spanish Language
9 1 (0.18%) Billing
Job Titles
1 71 (12.61%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 55 (9.77%) Administrator
3 54 (9.59%) Support Engineer
3 54 (9.59%) Consultant
4 51 (9.06%) Analyst
5 47 (8.35%) 3rd Line Support
6 46 (8.17%) Systems Administrator
7 44 (7.82%) Architect
8 38 (6.75%) Systems Engineer
9 33 (5.86%) Wintel Engineer
10 23 (4.09%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
11 16 (2.84%) Support Analyst
11 16 (2.84%) Server Engineer
12 15 (2.66%) Infrastructure Architect
12 15 (2.66%) Windows Engineer
13 14 (2.49%) Server Support
14 13 (2.31%) Windows Administrator
14 13 (2.31%) Wintel Analyst
15 12 (2.13%) SCCM Consultant
15 12 (2.13%) Windows Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (2.49%) .NET
2 13 (2.31%) Middleware
3 11 (1.95%) Web Services
4 10 (1.78%) XML
5 7 (1.24%) Application Packaging
6 5 (0.89%) .NET Framework
6 5 (0.89%) X-Windows
7 4 (0.71%) LAMP
7 4 (0.71%) SAP PI
8 3 (0.53%) HTML
8 3 (0.53%) Drools
8 3 (0.53%) WCF
8 3 (0.53%) LINQ
8 3 (0.53%) ASP.NET Web API
9 2 (0.36%) Entity Framework
9 2 (0.36%) CSS3
9 2 (0.36%) ASP.NET MVC
9 2 (0.36%) OLE
9 2 (0.36%) OLE DB
9 2 (0.36%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 84 (14.92%) Data Centre
2 71 (12.61%) Clustering
3 30 (5.33%) PKI
4 21 (3.73%) Analytical Skills
5 19 (3.37%) Blackberry
6 18 (3.20%) Replication
7 14 (2.49%) Client/Server
8 11 (1.95%) Video Conferencing
9 7 (1.24%) Private Cloud
10 6 (1.07%) User Experience
10 6 (1.07%) EqualLogic
10 6 (1.07%) Management Information System
11 5 (0.89%) CMDB
11 5 (0.89%) iPad
11 5 (0.89%) Enterprise Storage
12 4 (0.71%) Mainframe
13 3 (0.53%) Computer Science
14 2 (0.36%) Hedge funds
14 2 (0.36%) FMCG
14 2 (0.36%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 397 (70.52%) Windows
2 199 (35.35%) Windows Server 2008
3 154 (27.35%) Windows Server 2012
4 132 (23.45%) Windows Server 2003
5 49 (8.70%) Linux
6 38 (6.75%) Windows 7
7 30 (5.33%) UNIX
8 27 (4.80%) Windows XP
9 15 (2.66%) Windows 8
10 9 (1.60%) Windows 2000
10 9 (1.60%) Solaris
10 9 (1.60%) Windows 2000 Server
11 8 (1.42%) HPUX
12 6 (1.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 6 (1.07%) Data ONTAP
13 4 (0.71%) Oracle Linux
13 4 (0.71%) Android
13 4 (0.71%) CentOS
14 3 (0.53%) AIX
14 3 (0.53%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 165 (29.31%) ITIL
2 48 (8.53%) Incident Management
3 41 (7.28%) Migration
4 35 (6.22%) Service Management
5 34 (6.04%) Change Management
6 29 (5.15%) Configuration Management
7 27 (4.80%) Performance Tuning
8 26 (4.62%) Capacity Management
8 26 (4.62%) Service Delivery
9 23 (4.09%) Project Management
9 23 (4.09%) Performance Monitoring
10 21 (3.73%) Disaster Recovery
11 20 (3.55%) Problem Management
12 19 (3.37%) Load Balancing
13 18 (3.20%) ITSM
13 18 (3.20%) DevOps
14 17 (3.02%) Capacity Planning
14 17 (3.02%) Workflow
15 16 (2.84%) CRM
16 15 (2.66%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 151 (26.82%) PowerShell
2 143 (25.40%) SQL
3 32 (5.68%) VBScript
4 20 (3.55%) Java
5 14 (2.49%) C#
6 12 (2.13%) T-SQL
7 11 (1.95%) Perl
8 8 (1.42%) C
9 7 (1.24%) Python
10 6 (1.07%) VB
11 3 (0.53%) Shell Script
12 2 (0.36%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.18%) R
13 1 (0.18%) Ruby
13 1 (0.18%) VBA
Qualifications
1 101 (17.94%) Microsoft Certification
2 96 (17.05%) Security Cleared
3 70 (12.43%) MCSE
4 67 (11.90%) SC Cleared
5 36 (6.39%) MCITP
6 32 (5.68%) DV Cleared
7 28 (4.97%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 21 (3.73%) MCSA
9 20 (3.55%) Cisco Certification
9 20 (3.55%) Degree
10 18 (3.20%) CCNA
11 17 (3.02%) MCP
12 14 (2.49%) CCA
12 14 (2.49%) Citrix Certification
13 13 (2.31%) MCTS
14 8 (1.42%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 5 (0.89%) VCP4
16 4 (0.71%) HND
17 3 (0.53%) CCSA
18 2 (0.36%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (4.09%) SLA
2 2 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (0.36%) COBIT
2 2 (0.36%) QA
System Software
1 244 (43.34%) Active Directory
2 131 (23.27%) Hyper-V
3 117 (20.78%) VMware Infrastructure
4 41 (7.28%) vSphere
5 40 (7.10%) XenApp
6 28 (4.97%) VMware ESXi
7 24 (4.26%) VMware ESX
8 22 (3.91%) Microsoft App-V
9 20 (3.55%) UAG
10 16 (2.84%) ISA Server
11 15 (2.66%) Terminal Services
12 13 (2.31%) XenDesktop
13 11 (1.95%) Forefront TMG
14 9 (1.60%) Veritas Cluster Server
15 8 (1.42%) vCloud
16 7 (1.24%) DFS Replication
16 7 (1.24%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 5 (0.89%) Firmware
17 5 (0.89%) Docker
17 5 (0.89%) iptables
Systems Management
1 280 (49.73%) SCCM
2 75 (13.32%) SCOrch
3 60 (10.66%) SCSM
4 42 (7.46%) SCVMM
5 30 (5.33%) NetBackup
5 30 (5.33%) Backup Exec
6 23 (4.09%) WSUS
7 22 (3.91%) Nagios
7 22 (3.91%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 18 (3.20%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 18 (3.20%) MOM
9 15 (2.66%) Tivoli
9 15 (2.66%) Puppet
10 13 (2.31%) Opscode Chef
10 13 (2.31%) SCDPM
11 11 (1.95%) OpenView
12 10 (1.78%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 9 (1.60%) HP SIM
14 8 (1.42%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
15 7 (1.24%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 301 (53.46%) Microsoft
2 216 (38.37%) VMware
3 108 (19.18%) Citrix
4 83 (14.74%) HP
5 61 (10.83%) Symantec
6 46 (8.17%) Cisco
7 30 (5.33%) Dell
8 28 (4.97%) Oracle
9 26 (4.62%) NetApp
10 21 (3.73%) Remedy
10 21 (3.73%) McAfee
10 21 (3.73%) Sophos
11 20 (3.55%) IBM
11 20 (3.55%) ServiceNow
12 19 (3.37%) EMC
12 19 (3.37%) Veritas
13 18 (3.20%) CA
13 18 (3.20%) Veeam
14 17 (3.02%) SolarWinds
15 15 (2.66%) BMC
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £250 - £340 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: From £180 to £210 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Reed Technology
Rate: £150 - £180 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £350 - 450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Berkshire
Clearwater People Solutions
Rate: £275 - £325 Per Day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: £325 - £425 per day +
Posted: 9 days ago
Hampshire
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: NEG
Posted: 10 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £350.00 - £399.00 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago
Staines
Cathcart Associates
Rate: £300 - £475 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
Manchester
Applause IT Innovation
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
Hampshire
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £250 - £280 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
Hampshire
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £330 - £350 per day + NEG
Posted: 18 days ago
Surrey
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £300 - £450 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
London
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: NEG
Posted: 22 days ago
Cardiff
CPS Group
Rate: £150 - 200 per day
Posted: 25 days ago
Hampshire
Interquest - IQ Telecom
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 27 days ago