The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Systems Management category.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM)
Rank 331 241 371
Rank change year-on-year
-90 +130
Contract jobs citing SCOM 288 368 226
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.51% 0.77% 0.37%
As % of the Systems Management category 7.00% 11.65% 6.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 143 197 109
Average daily rate £350 £350 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £238 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £298 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.06% -14.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 14 20
Average hourly rate £29.50 £30.25 £17.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.47% +75.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.32 £20.75 £14.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.75 £43.80 £32.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.50 £33.75 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-12.59% +98.52%
Systems Management Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
4115 3159 3757
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.31% 6.62% 6.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 2371 1814 2011
Average daily rate £388 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 155 158 161
Average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £37.50 £42.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +8.10%

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 18 April 2014.

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 18 April 2014.

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 18 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -122 268 £346 -1.07% 74
South East -29 74 £331 +12.28% 15
London -98 74 £407 -2.51% 29
North West -1 33 £263 +9.37% 4
Hampshire +16 24 £225 -23.72% 3
South West -9 23 £425 -3.95% 7
Berkshire -5 22 £280 - 7
City of London -39 21 £334 -23.71% 9
West Midlands -5 18 £291 +26.52% 10
Cheshire 0 17 £255 -
Yorkshire -18 16 £225 -47.05% 2
East of England -36 15 - - 6
Manchester -4 14 £300 +18.81% 2
Surrey -21 14 £355 +9.65% 1
Basingstoke - 12 £185 - 1
Chester -8 11 - -
Leeds -10 10 £225 - 2
West Yorkshire -13 10 £225 -40.00% 2
Cambridgeshire -14 8 - - 1
Reading -3 7 £450 +95.65% 2
East Midlands -17 7 £238 - 1
Wiltshire -18 7 - - 2
Somerset - 7 £425 -
South Yorkshire +4 6 £325 +28.71%
Scotland -6 6 - - 1
Hertfordshire -10 5 - -
Milton Keynes -19 5 - -
Buckinghamshire -21 5 - -
Leicestershire - 5 £238 -
Peterborough - 5 - -

SCOM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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.

1 440 (73.09%) Windows
2 345 (57.31%) SCCM
3 319 (52.99%) Active Directory
4 316 (52.49%) Microsoft
5 276 (45.85%) Windows Server 2008
6 263 (43.69%) VMware
7 207 (34.39%) Citrix
8 174 (28.90%) Windows Server 2003
9 163 (27.08%) MS Exchange
10 160 (26.58%) ITIL
11 146 (24.25%) PowerShell
12 141 (23.42%) VMware Infrastructure
13 139 (23.09%) DNS
14 136 (22.59%) SQL
15 133 (22.09%) HP
16 131 (21.76%) Windows Server 2012
17 125 (20.76%) Hyper-V
18 112 (18.60%) DHCP
18 112 (18.60%) SQL Server
19 103 (17.11%) Exchange Server 2010
20 98 (16.28%) SAN
21 97 (16.11%) XenApp
22 94 (15.61%) Clustering
23 86 (14.29%) SharePoint
24 82 (13.62%) Cisco
25 78 (12.96%) Microsoft Certification
26 73 (12.13%) Windows 7
27 72 (11.96%) Migration
28 71 (11.79%) Security Cleared
28 71 (11.79%) vSphere

SCOM
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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
1 163 (27.08%) MS Exchange
2 103 (17.11%) Exchange Server 2010
3 86 (14.29%) SharePoint
4 61 (10.13%) IIS
4 61 (10.13%) Lync
5 38 (6.31%) Exchange Server 2013
6 36 (5.98%) Exchange Server 2003
6 36 (5.98%) Exchange Server 2007
7 31 (5.15%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 24 (3.99%) SharePoint 2010
9 21 (3.49%) IBM Notes
10 18 (2.99%) Lotus Domino
11 13 (2.16%) Office Communications Server
12 8 (1.33%) Apache
13 5 (0.83%) JOnAS
13 5 (0.83%) SharePoint Server
13 5 (0.83%) Tomcat
14 4 (0.66%) Drupal
15 2 (0.33%) BizTalk Server
15 2 (0.33%) CICS
Applications
1 59 (9.80%) MS Excel
2 20 (3.32%) MS Office
3 9 (1.50%) InfoPath
4 2 (0.33%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 22 (3.65%) Remedy ITSM
2 6 (1.00%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.17%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.17%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 8 (1.33%) Office 365
2 6 (1.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.33%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (0.33%) SaaS
4 1 (0.17%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 139 (23.09%) DNS
2 112 (18.60%) DHCP
3 98 (16.28%) SAN
4 47 (7.81%) TCP/IP
5 46 (7.64%) LAN
6 44 (7.31%) WAN
7 40 (6.64%) Firewall
8 27 (4.49%) Internet
8 27 (4.49%) NetScaler
9 24 (3.99%) VoIP
10 19 (3.16%) VLAN
10 19 (3.16%) NAS
11 15 (2.49%) Wireless
12 14 (2.33%) VPN
13 13 (2.16%) iSCSI
14 9 (1.50%) Cisco ASA
14 9 (1.50%) IPsec
15 8 (1.33%) HTTP
15 8 (1.33%) SMTP
15 8 (1.33%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 112 (18.60%) SQL Server
2 59 (9.80%) SQL Server 2008
3 32 (5.32%) SQL Server 2005
4 20 (3.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 17 (2.82%) SQL Server 2012
6 13 (2.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 12 (1.99%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 10 (1.66%) MySQL
9 8 (1.33%) RDBMS
9 8 (1.33%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 8 (1.33%) Oracle Database
9 8 (1.33%) Relational Database
10 5 (0.83%) Sybase ASE
10 5 (0.83%) Oracle Database 11g
10 5 (0.83%) SQL Server 2000
10 5 (0.83%) DB2
11 4 (0.66%) Oracle Database 10g
11 4 (0.66%) Sybase IQ
12 2 (0.33%) Data Warehouse
12 2 (0.33%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 5 (0.83%) MSI
2 4 (0.66%) Visual Studio
2 4 (0.66%) Subversion
3 3 (0.50%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.17%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (0.17%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.17%) Maven
4 1 (0.17%) JIRA
4 1 (0.17%) JUnit
4 1 (0.17%) LoadRunner
General
1 62 (10.30%) Finance
2 24 (3.99%) Retail
3 18 (2.99%) Local Government
4 14 (2.33%) Telecoms
5 13 (2.16%) Banking
5 13 (2.16%) Legal
6 9 (1.50%) Law
7 6 (1.00%) Back Office
7 6 (1.00%) Financial Institution
7 6 (1.00%) Marketing
8 4 (0.66%) Manufacturing
8 4 (0.66%) French Language
9 3 (0.50%) Dutch Language
9 3 (0.50%) Games
10 2 (0.33%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.33%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.17%) German Language
11 1 (0.17%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 92 (15.28%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 72 (11.96%) Consultant
3 53 (8.80%) Architect
4 49 (8.14%) Wintel Engineer
5 44 (7.31%) Analyst
6 38 (6.31%) Administrator
7 35 (5.81%) Support Engineer
8 28 (4.65%) Systems Administrator
9 27 (4.49%) Server Engineer
10 26 (4.32%) Citrix Engineer
11 23 (3.82%) Systems Engineer
11 23 (3.82%) Project Manager
12 20 (3.32%) Solutions Architect
13 18 (2.99%) DBA
13 18 (2.99%) 3rd Line Support
14 14 (2.33%) Network Engineer
14 14 (2.33%) Developer
15 13 (2.16%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
15 13 (2.16%) SQL DBA
16 12 (1.99%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (3.82%) Application Packaging
2 18 (2.99%) XML
3 12 (1.99%) .NET
3 12 (1.99%) XMPP
4 8 (1.33%) Windows SharePoint Services
5 7 (1.16%) HTML
5 7 (1.16%) CSS
6 4 (0.66%) J2EE
7 3 (0.50%) HTML5
7 3 (0.50%) JSON
7 3 (0.50%) jQuery
8 2 (0.33%) ASP.NET
8 2 (0.33%) COM
8 2 (0.33%) DCOM
8 2 (0.33%) Web Services
8 2 (0.33%) JMS
8 2 (0.33%) RESTful
8 2 (0.33%) .NET Framework
8 2 (0.33%) Spring
8 2 (0.33%) ASP.NET MVC 4
Miscellaneous
1 94 (15.61%) Clustering
2 51 (8.47%) Blackberry
3 17 (2.82%) PKI
4 14 (2.33%) Replication
5 13 (2.16%) Fat Client
5 13 (2.16%) Thin Client
6 7 (1.16%) Enterprise Software
7 6 (1.00%) Client/Server
7 6 (1.00%) Video Conferencing
7 6 (1.00%) Hedge funds
8 5 (0.83%) Management Information System
9 4 (0.66%) AS400
9 4 (0.66%) Handset
9 4 (0.66%) Mainframe
10 3 (0.50%) Enterprise Storage
10 3 (0.50%) Open Source
10 3 (0.50%) EqualLogic
10 3 (0.50%) Statistics
10 3 (0.50%) Wiki
10 3 (0.50%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 440 (73.09%) Windows
2 276 (45.85%) Windows Server 2008
3 174 (28.90%) Windows Server 2003
4 131 (21.76%) Windows Server 2012
5 73 (12.13%) Windows 7
6 42 (6.98%) Windows XP
7 28 (4.65%) Linux
8 21 (3.49%) UNIX
9 19 (3.16%) Solaris
9 19 (3.16%) Windows 8
10 17 (2.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 16 (2.66%) Windows 2000 Server
12 8 (1.33%) Windows Vista
13 6 (1.00%) NetWare
13 6 (1.00%) Windows 2000
14 5 (0.83%) Mac OS X
15 4 (0.66%) Windows NT
15 4 (0.66%) AIX
15 4 (0.66%) Apple iOS
16 3 (0.50%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 160 (26.58%) ITIL
2 72 (11.96%) Migration
3 65 (10.80%) Change Management
4 32 (5.32%) PRINCE2
4 32 (5.32%) Disaster Recovery
5 29 (4.82%) Capacity Planning
6 28 (4.65%) Service Management
6 28 (4.65%) Project Management
7 24 (3.99%) Incident Management
7 24 (3.99%) Service Delivery
8 22 (3.65%) Load Balancing
8 22 (3.65%) Capacity Management
9 21 (3.49%) Data Protection
10 19 (3.16%) Problem Management
11 18 (2.99%) Performance Monitoring
12 13 (2.16%) Budget Control
12 13 (2.16%) Business Continuity
13 12 (1.99%) Performance Tuning
14 11 (1.83%) ITSM
15 10 (1.66%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 146 (24.25%) PowerShell
2 136 (22.59%) SQL
3 21 (3.49%) VBScript
4 20 (3.32%) Perl
5 15 (2.49%) C
6 14 (2.33%) T-SQL
7 12 (1.99%) JavaScript
8 11 (1.83%) C#
9 8 (1.33%) VB
9 8 (1.33%) Java
10 7 (1.16%) PHP
10 7 (1.16%) C++
11 6 (1.00%) LotusScript
12 5 (0.83%) Ruby
13 3 (0.50%) sed
13 3 (0.50%) LINC
13 3 (0.50%) AWK
13 3 (0.50%) Shell Script
14 2 (0.33%) Python
14 2 (0.33%) Korn
Qualifications
1 78 (12.96%) Microsoft Certification
2 71 (11.79%) Security Cleared
3 44 (7.31%) MCSE
4 42 (6.98%) SC Cleared
5 37 (6.15%) MCITP
6 24 (3.99%) DV Cleared
7 17 (2.82%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 14 (2.33%) MCSA
8 14 (2.33%) Citrix Certification
8 14 (2.33%) Degree
9 13 (2.16%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 10 (1.66%) ITIL Certification
10 10 (1.66%) MCTS
11 9 (1.50%) CCA
12 7 (1.16%) Cisco Certification
13 6 (1.00%) CCEA
13 6 (1.00%) CCNA
14 5 (0.83%) MCP
15 4 (0.66%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 4 (0.66%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (6.15%) SLA
2 2 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.17%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 319 (52.99%) Active Directory
2 141 (23.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 125 (20.76%) Hyper-V
4 97 (16.11%) XenApp
5 71 (11.79%) vSphere
6 50 (8.31%) XenDesktop
7 37 (6.15%) VMware ESXi
8 32 (5.32%) Microsoft App-V
9 25 (4.15%) UAG
10 22 (3.65%) VMware ESX
11 19 (3.16%) vCloud
12 16 (2.66%) Forefront TMG
13 13 (2.16%) XenServer
13 13 (2.16%) Terminal Services
14 11 (1.83%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 9 (1.50%) IAG
16 5 (0.83%) Xen
16 5 (0.83%) VMware Server
16 5 (0.83%) Oracle RMAN
17 4 (0.66%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 345 (57.31%) SCCM
2 43 (7.14%) SCSM
3 33 (5.48%) SCOrch
4 32 (5.32%) NetBackup
5 30 (4.98%) SCVMM
6 28 (4.65%) HP SIM
7 20 (3.32%) WSUS
7 20 (3.32%) MOM
8 16 (2.66%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 14 (2.33%) SCDPM
10 13 (2.16%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 12 (1.99%) BMC PATROL
12 11 (1.83%) WMI
13 8 (1.33%) Backup Exec
13 8 (1.33%) SolarWinds Orion
13 8 (1.33%) Forefront Identity Manager
13 8 (1.33%) McAfee ePO
14 6 (1.00%) Norton AntiVirus
14 6 (1.00%) Nagios
14 6 (1.00%) SAP Afaria
Vendors
1 316 (52.49%) Microsoft
2 263 (43.69%) VMware
3 207 (34.39%) Citrix
4 133 (22.09%) HP
5 82 (13.62%) Cisco
6 51 (8.47%) NetApp
7 50 (8.31%) Symantec
8 34 (5.65%) EMC
9 30 (4.98%) McAfee
9 30 (4.98%) AppSense
9 30 (4.98%) BMC
10 28 (4.65%) SolarWinds
11 26 (4.32%) Altiris
12 22 (3.65%) Remedy
13 21 (3.49%) F5
13 21 (3.49%) Lotus
13 21 (3.49%) Dell
14 20 (3.32%) Oracle
15 16 (2.66%) IBM
16 15 (2.49%) Red Hat
London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £275 - £300 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £435 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Wiltshire
Aston Carter
Rate: £600 per day + Market Rate
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £280 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £350 - 450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Wiltshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Gloucester
Computer Futures
Posted: 4 days ago
Surrey
Greythorn
Rate: £330 - £380 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Telford
Interquest - IQ ESM
Rate: £250 - £332 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
Basingstoke
Austin Fraser Limited
Posted: 16 days ago
Bracknell
Mint Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £260 - £300 per day + expenses etc.
Posted: 16 days ago
Leeds
Blue Town Online
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 17 days ago
City, London
Applitracker
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 25 days ago
City of London
DP Connect
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 25 days ago