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 August 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 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM)
Rank 355 354 266
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -88
Contract jobs citing SCOM 302 277 373
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.53% 0.51% 0.73%
As % of the Systems Management category 6.49% 6.38% 9.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 197 158 173
Average daily rate
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£375 £355 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.70% +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £489 £429
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £330 £335
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -1.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 21
Average hourly rate £33.55 £24.25 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+38.32% -21.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.75 £18.84 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.05 £26.95 £40.57
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.09 £25.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+48.36% -19.35%

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
4652 4341 3927
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 8.17% 7.93% 7.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 2845 2556 2185
Average daily rate £400 £378 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.96% +0.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £340 £345
% change year-on-year
+10.29% -1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 142 131 170
Average hourly rate £21.50 £19.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.15% -15.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.95 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £31.56 £42.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £19.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+10.25% -13.33%

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 August 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
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 3 August 2015.

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 3 August 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 +11 286 £375 +3.44% 58
South East +35 98 £360 +10.76% 8
London -60 80 £375 - 28
East of England +25 40 £425 +17.24%
City of London -8 30 £381 +5.90% 9
Hampshire +7 28 £340 +9.67% 3
Berkshire +9 27 £325 -14.75% 2
Hertfordshire +15 21 £425 +6.25%
North West -18 19 £301 +12.61% 2
Surrey +9 18 £388 +19.23% 3
Reading -1 17 £313 -13.79% 2
West Midlands +7 16 £400 +26.98% 4
Watford - 15 £425 -
South West -5 14 £400 +14.28% 7
Buckinghamshire 0 13 £407 -
West Yorkshire -14 12 £380 +32.17% 3
Yorkshire -15 12 £380 +32.17% 6
Milton Keynes +7 11 £400 -
Coventry +11 10 £335 - 1
Manchester -10 10 £275 +57.14% 1
Oxfordshire - 10 £306 -
Scotland -11 9 £338 -1.09% 1
Farnborough - 9 £425 -
Wiltshire -1 8 £525 +52.72%
Edinburgh -1 8 £375 +15.38% 1
Southampton +1 7 £340 -1.09%
Cambridgeshire -6 7 £400 -
Essex -6 7 £413 -16.45%
Redhill - 7 £350 -
Swindon +4 6 £550 +238.46%

SCOM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 (70.50%) Windows
2 316 (54.20%) Microsoft
3 294 (50.43%) SCCM
4 257 (44.08%) Active Directory
5 224 (38.42%) VMware
6 200 (34.31%) Windows Server 2008
7 173 (29.67%) PowerShell
8 167 (28.64%) Windows Server 2012
9 154 (26.42%) ITIL
10 146 (25.04%) SQL
11 142 (24.36%) Hyper-V
12 135 (23.16%) DNS
13 134 (22.98%) Windows Server 2003
14 119 (20.41%) VMware Infrastructure
15 114 (19.55%) Citrix
15 114 (19.55%) MS Exchange
16 101 (17.32%) SQL Server
16 101 (17.32%) Microsoft Certification
17 96 (16.47%) DHCP
18 95 (16.30%) Security Cleared
19 92 (15.78%) Data Centre
20 84 (14.41%) SCOrch
21 83 (14.24%) HP
21 83 (14.24%) SAN
22 81 (13.89%) Lync
23 78 (13.38%) SharePoint
24 72 (12.35%) Clustering
25 69 (11.84%) Symantec
25 69 (11.84%) MCSE
26 67 (11.49%) SC Cleared

SCOM
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 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
1 114 (19.55%) MS Exchange
2 81 (13.89%) Lync
3 78 (13.38%) SharePoint
4 63 (10.81%) IIS
5 44 (7.55%) Exchange Server 2010
6 25 (4.29%) Exchange Server 2013
7 18 (3.09%) Exchange Server 2007
8 16 (2.74%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 13 (2.23%) Exchange Server 2003
10 11 (1.89%) BizTalk Server
10 11 (1.89%) Tomcat
11 9 (1.54%) Office Communications Server
12 7 (1.20%) SharePoint 2010
12 7 (1.20%) OpenStack
13 6 (1.03%) SharePoint 2013
13 6 (1.03%) Oracle Workflow
13 6 (1.03%) JBoss
14 4 (0.69%) SharePoint Server
15 3 (0.51%) Apache
16 2 (0.34%) WebSphere
Applications
1 64 (10.98%) MS Excel
2 20 (3.43%) MS Office
3 2 (0.34%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 11 (1.89%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (1.54%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.34%) Remedy AR System
3 2 (0.34%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (0.34%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.34%) SAP CCM
3 2 (0.34%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.17%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 35 (6.00%) Office 365
2 33 (5.66%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (2.23%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (0.86%) PaaS
4 5 (0.86%) IaaS
4 5 (0.86%) Yammer
5 3 (0.51%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.17%) Symantec.cloud
6 1 (0.17%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 135 (23.16%) DNS
2 96 (16.47%) DHCP
3 83 (14.24%) SAN
4 46 (7.89%) TCP/IP
5 39 (6.69%) Firewall
6 22 (3.77%) Network Security
7 21 (3.60%) WAN
8 18 (3.09%) NAS
9 16 (2.74%) LAN
9 16 (2.74%) FTP
10 15 (2.57%) NetScaler
11 11 (1.89%) Fibre Channel
11 11 (1.89%) SNMP
12 10 (1.72%) VPN
12 10 (1.72%) VLAN
12 10 (1.72%) Unified Communications
13 9 (1.54%) FCoE
13 9 (1.54%) Internet
14 8 (1.37%) SMTP
15 7 (1.20%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 101 (17.32%) SQL Server
2 33 (5.66%) SQL Server 2008
3 15 (2.57%) SQL Server 2012
4 12 (2.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 11 (1.89%) MySQL
6 10 (1.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 9 (1.54%) Data Warehouse
8 8 (1.37%) Oracle Database
9 6 (1.03%) OLTP
10 4 (0.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 4 (0.69%) Oracle Database 12c
11 3 (0.51%) Oracle Database 11g
11 3 (0.51%) BusinessObjects
11 3 (0.51%) SQL Server 2005
11 3 (0.51%) Oracle Reports
12 2 (0.34%) DB2
12 2 (0.34%) Relational Database
13 1 (0.17%) Informix
13 1 (0.17%) MS Access
13 1 (0.17%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 16 (2.74%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (1.20%) Jenkins
3 6 (1.03%) JIRA
4 5 (0.86%) Ant
5 4 (0.69%) Visual Studio
5 4 (0.69%) Git (software)
6 3 (0.51%) WiX
6 3 (0.51%) MSBuild
7 2 (0.34%) MSI
7 2 (0.34%) Lombardi
8 1 (0.17%) JMeter
8 1 (0.17%) Subversion
8 1 (0.17%) ReSharper
8 1 (0.17%) Selenium
8 1 (0.17%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 1 (0.17%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.17%) SpecFlow
8 1 (0.17%) Gradle
8 1 (0.17%) Artifactory
8 1 (0.17%) WebDriver
General
1 55 (9.43%) Finance
2 30 (5.15%) Banking
3 20 (3.43%) Retail
4 6 (1.03%) Back Office
5 5 (0.86%) Legal
6 4 (0.69%) Law
6 4 (0.69%) Advertising
7 3 (0.51%) Telecoms
7 3 (0.51%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.34%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (0.34%) Automotive
8 2 (0.34%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.17%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.17%) Spanish Language
9 1 (0.17%) Billing
9 1 (0.17%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 82 (14.07%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 64 (10.98%) Consultant
3 60 (10.29%) Support Engineer
4 53 (9.09%) 3rd Line Support
5 49 (8.40%) Administrator
6 46 (7.89%) Analyst
7 40 (6.86%) Systems Administrator
8 36 (6.17%) Systems Engineer
8 36 (6.17%) Architect
8 36 (6.17%) Wintel Engineer
9 24 (4.12%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
10 22 (3.77%) Server Engineer
11 17 (2.92%) DBA
11 17 (2.92%) Server Support
12 15 (2.57%) Support Analyst
12 15 (2.57%) SQL DBA
12 15 (2.57%) Windows Engineer
13 14 (2.40%) SCCM Consultant
14 12 (2.06%) SQL Server DBA
14 12 (2.06%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (2.40%) .NET
2 9 (1.54%) Middleware
3 8 (1.37%) XML
3 8 (1.37%) Application Packaging
4 7 (1.20%) Web Services
5 5 (0.86%) X-Windows
5 5 (0.86%) .NET Framework
6 4 (0.69%) FIX Protocol
6 4 (0.69%) SAP PI
6 4 (0.69%) LAMP
6 4 (0.69%) OLE
6 4 (0.69%) OLE DB
6 4 (0.69%) Rendezvous
7 3 (0.51%) WebSphere MQ
7 3 (0.51%) WCF
7 3 (0.51%) LINQ
7 3 (0.51%) Drools
7 3 (0.51%) ASP.NET Web API
8 2 (0.34%) Entity Framework
8 2 (0.34%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 92 (15.78%) Data Centre
2 72 (12.35%) Clustering
3 28 (4.80%) Analytical Skills
4 27 (4.63%) PKI
5 19 (3.26%) Blackberry
6 16 (2.74%) Client/Server
7 14 (2.40%) Replication
8 9 (1.54%) Video Conferencing
9 8 (1.37%) Private Cloud
10 6 (1.03%) User Experience
10 6 (1.03%) Enterprise Storage
10 6 (1.03%) Management Information System
11 5 (0.86%) CMDB
11 5 (0.86%) iPad
12 4 (0.69%) EqualLogic
12 4 (0.69%) Mainframe
12 4 (0.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 3 (0.51%) Computer Science
14 2 (0.34%) Mathematics
14 2 (0.34%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 411 (70.50%) Windows
2 200 (34.31%) Windows Server 2008
3 167 (28.64%) Windows Server 2012
4 134 (22.98%) Windows Server 2003
5 59 (10.12%) Linux
6 37 (6.35%) UNIX
7 35 (6.00%) Windows 7
8 21 (3.60%) Windows XP
9 13 (2.23%) Windows 8
10 12 (2.06%) Solaris
11 7 (1.20%) HPUX
12 6 (1.03%) Windows 2000
12 6 (1.03%) Windows 2000 Server
12 6 (1.03%) Data ONTAP
13 5 (0.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 4 (0.69%) CentOS
14 4 (0.69%) Android
15 2 (0.34%) AIX
16 1 (0.17%) Windows NT
16 1 (0.17%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 154 (26.42%) ITIL
2 47 (8.06%) Migration
3 43 (7.38%) Incident Management
4 39 (6.69%) Service Management
5 36 (6.17%) Service Delivery
6 31 (5.32%) Change Management
7 30 (5.15%) Capacity Management
8 28 (4.80%) Performance Tuning
9 25 (4.29%) Configuration Management
10 24 (4.12%) Performance Monitoring
11 21 (3.60%) Disaster Recovery
12 20 (3.43%) Problem Management
13 19 (3.26%) Load Balancing
14 18 (3.09%) DevOps
15 17 (2.92%) Capacity Planning
15 17 (2.92%) Project Management
15 17 (2.92%) Workflow
16 16 (2.74%) ITSM
16 16 (2.74%) Data Protection
17 15 (2.57%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 173 (29.67%) PowerShell
2 146 (25.04%) SQL
3 24 (4.12%) VBScript
4 20 (3.43%) Java
5 13 (2.23%) T-SQL
6 12 (2.06%) C#
7 10 (1.72%) Perl
8 8 (1.37%) C
9 7 (1.20%) VB
10 6 (1.03%) Python
11 4 (0.69%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.17%) R
12 1 (0.17%) VBA
Qualifications
1 101 (17.32%) Microsoft Certification
2 95 (16.30%) Security Cleared
3 69 (11.84%) MCSE
4 67 (11.49%) SC Cleared
5 33 (5.66%) MCITP
6 30 (5.15%) DV Cleared
7 28 (4.80%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 25 (4.29%) MCSA
9 22 (3.77%) Cisco Certification
10 18 (3.09%) CCNA
11 16 (2.74%) Citrix Certification
11 16 (2.74%) Degree
12 15 (2.57%) CCA
13 14 (2.40%) MCTS
14 9 (1.54%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 8 (1.37%) MCP
16 7 (1.20%) VCP4
17 4 (0.69%) HND
17 4 (0.69%) CCNP
17 4 (0.69%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (3.95%) SLA
2 2 (0.34%) COBIT
3 1 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 257 (44.08%) Active Directory
2 142 (24.36%) Hyper-V
3 119 (20.41%) VMware Infrastructure
4 45 (7.72%) vSphere
5 39 (6.69%) XenApp
6 27 (4.63%) VMware ESXi
7 24 (4.12%) VMware ESX
8 22 (3.77%) Microsoft App-V
9 20 (3.43%) Terminal Services
10 18 (3.09%) UAG
11 13 (2.23%) ISA Server
12 11 (1.89%) XenDesktop
13 9 (1.54%) vCloud
14 8 (1.37%) Forefront TMG
14 8 (1.37%) DFS Replication
15 7 (1.20%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 5 (0.86%) Veritas Cluster Server
16 5 (0.86%) Docker
17 4 (0.69%) iptables
17 4 (0.69%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 294 (50.43%) SCCM
2 84 (14.41%) SCOrch
3 64 (10.98%) SCSM
4 44 (7.55%) SCVMM
5 36 (6.17%) NetBackup
6 32 (5.49%) Backup Exec
7 28 (4.80%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 25 (4.29%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 24 (4.12%) Nagios
9 24 (4.12%) WSUS
10 16 (2.74%) Puppet
10 16 (2.74%) Tivoli
10 16 (2.74%) SCDPM
11 15 (2.57%) MOM
12 13 (2.23%) BMC PATROL
12 13 (2.23%) Opscode Chef
13 11 (1.89%) OpenView
14 8 (1.37%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
14 8 (1.37%) AirWatch
15 7 (1.20%) vMotion
Vendors
1 316 (54.20%) Microsoft
2 224 (38.42%) VMware
3 114 (19.55%) Citrix
4 83 (14.24%) HP
5 69 (11.84%) Symantec
6 51 (8.75%) Cisco
7 32 (5.49%) Oracle
8 31 (5.32%) Dell
9 29 (4.97%) NetApp
10 23 (3.95%) McAfee
11 22 (3.77%) Sophos
12 21 (3.60%) BMC
13 20 (3.43%) Veritas
14 19 (3.26%) Remedy
15 17 (2.92%) IBM
15 17 (2.92%) SolarWinds
15 17 (2.92%) 3PAR
16 16 (2.74%) ServiceNow
17 15 (2.57%) CA
18 14 (2.40%) Veeam
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