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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM)
Rank 333 255 339
Rank change year-on-year
-78 +84
Contract jobs citing SCOM 274 373 274
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.50% 0.73% 0.47%
As % of the Systems Management category 6.64% 9.94% 7.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 157 173 160
Average daily rate
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£350 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £429 £462
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £335 £360
% change year-on-year
-1.49% -6.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 21 12
Average hourly rate £24.25 £31.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.77% +3.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.84 £22.50 £13.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.95 £40.57 £37.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £31.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-19.35% +3.33%
Systems Management Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
4128 3753 3782
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.55% 7.34% 6.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 2436 2101 1956
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
-0.73% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 128 162 176
Average hourly rate £19.50 £22.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.95 £13.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.53 £42.50 £36.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.06 £22.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-8.81% +25.71%

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 30 July 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 30 July 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 30 July 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
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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 -95 253 £363 +3.57% 69
London +20 125 £375 +2.04% 24
South East -96 43 £325 -4.41% 10
City of London +12 24 £360 +7.86% 11
North West -3 20 £268 +11.45% 5
East of England -14 19 £363 -6.45% 1
South West -7 18 £350 -16.66% 12
Scotland -15 17 £341 +18.69% 5
Berkshire -36 17 £381 +11.80% 2
Hampshire -1 16 £310 -7.46% 3
West Midlands -8 14 £315 -28.00% 7
Reading +5 11 £363 +14.17%
Manchester -6 11 £175 -27.08% 2
Wiltshire 0 10 £344 - 2
Bedfordshire - 9 £350 - 1
Yorkshire -2 7 £288 -17.85% 6
Cambridge -7 7 - -
Cambridgeshire -12 7 - -
Luton - 7 £350 - 1
Cheshire -1 6 £260 - 1
East Midlands -8 6 £310 +24.00% 1
Birmingham -1 5 £315 -37.00% 5
Surrey -23 5 £325 -
Shropshire - 5 £315 -
West Yorkshire -7 4 £288 -17.85% 4
Nottingham +9 3 £275 +10.00%
Nottinghamshire +8 3 £275 +10.00%
Milton Keynes -4 3 - -
Leeds -11 3 £288 -17.85% 4
Buckinghamshire -15 3 - -

SCOM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 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.

1 413 (73.23%) Windows
2 347 (61.52%) SCCM
3 292 (51.77%) Active Directory
4 287 (50.89%) Microsoft
5 232 (41.13%) Windows Server 2008
6 216 (38.30%) VMware
7 153 (27.13%) Windows Server 2003
8 146 (25.89%) PowerShell
9 142 (25.18%) Windows Server 2012
10 141 (25.00%) Citrix
10 141 (25.00%) ITIL
11 130 (23.05%) DNS
12 125 (22.16%) SQL
13 123 (21.81%) HP
14 121 (21.45%) MS Exchange
14 121 (21.45%) Hyper-V
15 110 (19.50%) VMware Infrastructure
16 109 (19.33%) DHCP
17 103 (18.26%) SQL Server
18 100 (17.73%) SAN
19 91 (16.13%) Clustering
20 88 (15.60%) MS Excel
21 86 (15.25%) Microsoft Certification
22 83 (14.72%) Security Cleared
23 78 (13.83%) Cisco
24 74 (13.12%) Finance
25 73 (12.94%) SharePoint
26 70 (12.41%) Exchange Server 2010
27 63 (11.17%) Windows 7
28 58 (10.28%) IIS

SCOM
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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
1 121 (21.45%) MS Exchange
2 73 (12.94%) SharePoint
3 70 (12.41%) Exchange Server 2010
4 58 (10.28%) IIS
5 45 (7.98%) Lync
6 38 (6.74%) Exchange Server 2007
7 34 (6.03%) Exchange Server 2013
8 26 (4.61%) Exchange Server 2003
9 21 (3.72%) SharePoint 2010
10 12 (2.13%) Lotus Domino
11 10 (1.77%) IBM Notes
12 8 (1.42%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 7 (1.24%) Tomcat
14 6 (1.06%) SharePoint 2013
14 6 (1.06%) SharePoint Server
15 5 (0.89%) Apache
15 5 (0.89%) WebLogic
15 5 (0.89%) JOnAS
16 3 (0.53%) BizTalk Server
16 3 (0.53%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 88 (15.60%) MS Excel
2 20 (3.55%) MS Office
3 9 (1.60%) InfoPath
4 4 (0.71%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.35%) MS Project
6 1 (0.18%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 21 (3.72%) Remedy ITSM
2 8 (1.42%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.53%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 7 (1.24%) Office 365
2 6 (1.06%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.35%) SaaS
4 1 (0.18%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.18%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 130 (23.05%) DNS
2 109 (19.33%) DHCP
3 100 (17.73%) SAN
4 55 (9.75%) TCP/IP
5 43 (7.62%) WAN
5 43 (7.62%) LAN
6 41 (7.27%) Firewall
7 25 (4.43%) Internet
8 16 (2.84%) VPN
9 15 (2.66%) VLAN
10 14 (2.48%) FTP
10 14 (2.48%) HTTP
11 13 (2.30%) VoIP
12 11 (1.95%) NetScaler
12 11 (1.95%) SMTP
12 11 (1.95%) Wireless
12 11 (1.95%) IPsec
13 10 (1.77%) LDAP
14 8 (1.42%) Cisco ASA
15 7 (1.24%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 103 (18.26%) SQL Server
2 37 (6.56%) SQL Server 2008
3 34 (6.03%) SQL Server 2005
4 21 (3.72%) Oracle Database
5 15 (2.66%) SQL Server 2012
5 15 (2.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 13 (2.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 9 (1.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 9 (1.60%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 8 (1.42%) SQL Server 2000
8 8 (1.42%) MySQL
9 7 (1.24%) RDBMS
9 7 (1.24%) Relational Database
10 6 (1.06%) Oracle Database 11g
10 6 (1.06%) Oracle Database 10g
11 5 (0.89%) Sybase ASE
12 4 (0.71%) Sybase IQ
13 3 (0.53%) DTS
14 2 (0.35%) Oracle Exadata
14 2 (0.35%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 9 (1.60%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 6 (1.06%) Visual Studio
3 4 (0.71%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (0.71%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 4 (0.71%) ClearCase
4 3 (0.53%) MSI
4 3 (0.53%) Git (software)
5 2 (0.35%) Subversion
5 2 (0.35%) NUnit
5 2 (0.35%) InstallShield
5 2 (0.35%) AdminStudio
5 2 (0.35%) JUnit
General
1 74 (13.12%) Finance
2 23 (4.08%) Banking
3 16 (2.84%) Financial Institution
4 14 (2.48%) Local Government
5 10 (1.77%) Telecoms
6 8 (1.42%) Retail
6 8 (1.42%) Legal
7 7 (1.24%) Law
8 6 (1.06%) Games
9 5 (0.89%) Investment Banking
9 5 (0.89%) Marketing
10 4 (0.71%) Publishing
11 3 (0.53%) Manufacturing
11 3 (0.53%) Dutch Language
11 3 (0.53%) French Language
12 1 (0.18%) German Language
12 1 (0.18%) Norwegian Language
Job Titles
1 97 (17.20%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 64 (11.35%) Consultant
3 49 (8.69%) Analyst
4 48 (8.51%) Administrator
5 38 (6.74%) Wintel Engineer
6 36 (6.38%) Systems Administrator
6 36 (6.38%) Server Engineer
7 33 (5.85%) Architect
8 25 (4.43%) Systems Engineer
9 24 (4.26%) Support Engineer
10 22 (3.90%) DBA
11 18 (3.19%) SCCM Engineer
12 16 (2.84%) SQL DBA
12 16 (2.84%) Project Manager
13 15 (2.66%) 3rd Line Support
13 15 (2.66%) Infrastructure Architect
14 14 (2.48%) Citrix Engineer
14 14 (2.48%) VMware Engineer
15 13 (2.30%) Technical Engineer
16 12 (2.13%) Operations Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (3.01%) .NET
2 14 (2.48%) Application Packaging
3 12 (2.13%) Middleware
4 10 (1.77%) DCOM
5 9 (1.60%) Web Services
6 8 (1.42%) Windows SharePoint Services
6 8 (1.42%) HTML
7 7 (1.24%) XML
8 5 (0.89%) ADO.NET
8 5 (0.89%) HTML5
9 3 (0.53%) CSS
9 3 (0.53%) XMPP
9 3 (0.53%) .NET Framework
10 2 (0.35%) REST
10 2 (0.35%) ASP.NET MVC
10 2 (0.35%) jQuery
10 2 (0.35%) JSON
10 2 (0.35%) JAXB
10 2 (0.35%) SOAP
10 2 (0.35%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 91 (16.13%) Clustering
2 28 (4.96%) Blackberry
3 24 (4.26%) PKI
4 19 (3.37%) CMDB
5 16 (2.84%) Hedge funds
6 15 (2.66%) Replication
7 9 (1.60%) Management Information System
8 8 (1.42%) Client/Server
9 7 (1.24%) Computer Science
9 7 (1.24%) Enterprise Software
10 6 (1.06%) Statistics
10 6 (1.06%) NHS
11 5 (0.89%) Online Games
12 4 (0.71%) CESG
13 3 (0.53%) AS400
13 3 (0.53%) Video Conferencing
13 3 (0.53%) Mathematics
13 3 (0.53%) Enterprise Storage
14 2 (0.35%) Open Source
14 2 (0.35%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 413 (73.23%) Windows
2 232 (41.13%) Windows Server 2008
3 153 (27.13%) Windows Server 2003
4 142 (25.18%) Windows Server 2012
5 63 (11.17%) Windows 7
6 48 (8.51%) UNIX
7 44 (7.80%) Linux
8 32 (5.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 26 (4.61%) Windows XP
10 19 (3.37%) Solaris
11 16 (2.84%) Windows 2000 Server
12 14 (2.48%) Windows 8
13 8 (1.42%) Windows 2000
14 6 (1.06%) CentOS
14 6 (1.06%) Windows NT
14 6 (1.06%) AIX
15 5 (0.89%) SUSE
16 4 (0.71%) NetWare
17 2 (0.35%) Windows Vista
18 1 (0.18%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 141 (25.00%) ITIL
2 54 (9.57%) Migration
3 37 (6.56%) Change Management
4 34 (6.03%) Disaster Recovery
5 29 (5.14%) Project Management
6 26 (4.61%) Service Delivery
7 24 (4.26%) Capacity Management
8 22 (3.90%) Capacity Planning
9 21 (3.72%) ITSM
10 20 (3.55%) Data Protection
11 19 (3.37%) Incident Management
12 18 (3.19%) User Acceptance Testing
13 17 (3.01%) Business Continuity
13 17 (3.01%) Asset Management
14 15 (2.66%) Performance Tuning
14 15 (2.66%) Network Monitoring
14 15 (2.66%) PRINCE2
14 15 (2.66%) Configuration Management
15 12 (2.13%) Root Cause Analysis
16 11 (1.95%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 146 (25.89%) PowerShell
2 125 (22.16%) SQL
3 33 (5.85%) Perl
4 31 (5.50%) VBScript
5 20 (3.55%) T-SQL
6 12 (2.13%) JavaScript
7 11 (1.95%) Shell Script
8 10 (1.77%) VB
8 10 (1.77%) C
9 9 (1.60%) C#
10 8 (1.42%) Python
11 6 (1.06%) Java
12 4 (0.71%) C-shell
12 4 (0.71%) Korn
12 4 (0.71%) PHP
13 2 (0.35%) XPath
14 1 (0.18%) VBA
Qualifications
1 86 (15.25%) Microsoft Certification
2 83 (14.72%) Security Cleared
3 51 (9.04%) MCSE
4 48 (8.51%) SC Cleared
5 38 (6.74%) MCITP
6 28 (4.96%) DV Cleared
7 21 (3.72%) Degree
8 20 (3.55%) MCTS
9 18 (3.19%) MCSA
10 12 (2.13%) MCP
11 10 (1.77%) ITIL Certification
12 8 (1.42%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 8 (1.42%) Cisco Certification
12 8 (1.42%) Citrix Certification
13 7 (1.24%) CCNA
13 7 (1.24%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 3 (0.53%) CCA
14 3 (0.53%) OCP
14 3 (0.53%) Oracle Certification
14 3 (0.53%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (8.51%) SLA
2 5 (0.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (0.89%) GPG13
3 4 (0.71%) QA
4 3 (0.53%) ISO 9001
4 3 (0.53%) BS7799
5 2 (0.35%) COBIT
6 1 (0.18%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 292 (51.77%) Active Directory
2 121 (21.45%) Hyper-V
3 110 (19.50%) VMware Infrastructure
4 47 (8.33%) vSphere
5 45 (7.98%) XenApp
6 30 (5.32%) VMware ESXi
7 22 (3.90%) XenServer
8 21 (3.72%) VMware ESX
8 21 (3.72%) XenDesktop
9 16 (2.84%) Microsoft App-V
9 16 (2.84%) UAG
10 15 (2.66%) vCloud
11 12 (2.13%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 10 (1.77%) Forefront TMG
13 8 (1.42%) Terminal Services
14 7 (1.24%) Oracle RMAN
15 6 (1.06%) Oracle RAC
15 6 (1.06%) ISA Server
16 5 (0.89%) NFS
16 5 (0.89%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 347 (61.52%) SCCM
2 37 (6.56%) SCOrch
3 34 (6.03%) SCVMM
4 32 (5.67%) NetBackup
5 28 (4.96%) SCSM
6 26 (4.61%) HP SIM
7 21 (3.72%) MOM
7 21 (3.72%) WSUS
8 18 (3.19%) Nagios
9 17 (3.01%) Control-M
10 16 (2.84%) WMI
10 16 (2.84%) SCDPM
11 15 (2.66%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 15 (2.66%) BMC PATROL
12 13 (2.30%) Backup Exec
12 13 (2.30%) Tivoli
13 12 (2.13%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
13 12 (2.13%) SAP Afaria
14 9 (1.60%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
14 9 (1.60%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 287 (50.89%) Microsoft
2 216 (38.30%) VMware
3 141 (25.00%) Citrix
4 123 (21.81%) HP
5 78 (13.83%) Cisco
6 54 (9.57%) BMC
7 47 (8.33%) EMC
8 46 (8.16%) SolarWinds
9 39 (6.91%) Symantec
10 33 (5.85%) Oracle
11 30 (5.32%) NetApp
11 30 (5.32%) Remedy
11 30 (5.32%) McAfee
12 28 (4.96%) Red Hat
12 28 (4.96%) Dell
13 27 (4.79%) IBM
14 26 (4.61%) Altiris
15 19 (3.37%) Intel
15 19 (3.37%) CheckPoint
16 18 (3.19%) Sophos
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