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 2 March 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
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM)
Rank 314 309 260
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -49
Contract jobs citing SCOM 305 295 317
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.58% 0.58% 0.71%
As % of the Systems Management category 7.36% 7.90% 11.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 195 156 177
Average daily rate
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£400 £344 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.36% -8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £223 £225 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £325 £335
% change year-on-year
+23.07% -2.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 26 25
Average hourly rate £27.25 £29.50 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.62% -3.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.10 £17.77 £21.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £46.25 £43.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.25 £29.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
-7.62% -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
4145 3734 2862
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.89% 7.30% 6.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 2463 2069 1607
Average daily rate £417 £380 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.73% +1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £215 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £513 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £343 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.02% -2.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 146 160 181
Average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £22.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.50 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £45.00 £40.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%

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 2 March 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 2 March 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 2 March 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 -20 281 £400 +18.51% 90
London +24 105 £400 +14.28% 37
South East -17 81 £417 +25.88% 19
Berkshire +22 39 £400 +14.12% 7
East of England +31 35 £425 +41.66% 6
Reading +16 26 £400 +44.14% 4
City of London +1 22 £419 +28.76% 15
North West -18 19 £300 +4.34% 5
West Midlands +9 18 £275 -21.42% 2
Scotland +4 17 £128 -63.42% 2
Bedfordshire +4 14 £425 +41.66%
Surrey -9 14 £400 +18.51% 4
Merseyside - 14 £250 - 1
Suffolk - 13 £400 -
East Midlands -2 11 £450 +12.50% 2
Luton +3 10 £450 +50.00%
Glasgow +12 8 £120 -65.64% 1
West Sussex -11 8 £475 +82.69%
South West -33 8 £363 -9.37% 8
Hampshire -37 8 £300 -7.69% 6
Northamptonshire - 8 £450 -
Buckinghamshire 0 6 £234 - 1
Northampton - 6 £450 -
Milton Keynes -5 5 £234 -
Worthing - 5 £475 -
Hertfordshire +4 4 £475 - 4
Oxfordshire - 4 £383 -
Watford - 4 £475 -
South Wales +2 3 £455 +65.45%
Wiltshire -4 3 £200 -

SCOM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 March 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.

1 484 (69.64%) Windows
2 375 (53.96%) SCCM
3 344 (49.50%) Active Directory
4 331 (47.63%) Microsoft
5 221 (31.80%) Windows Server 2008
6 213 (30.65%) VMware
7 190 (27.34%) ITIL
8 182 (26.19%) PowerShell
9 174 (25.04%) DNS
10 166 (23.88%) Windows Server 2012
11 149 (21.44%) Windows Server 2003
12 148 (21.29%) DHCP
13 136 (19.57%) SQL
14 122 (17.55%) Citrix
15 121 (17.41%) VMware Infrastructure
16 112 (16.12%) IIS
17 109 (15.68%) SQL Server
17 109 (15.68%) MS Exchange
18 108 (15.54%) SAN
19 101 (14.53%) Hyper-V
20 92 (13.24%) Security Cleared
21 90 (12.95%) HP
22 88 (12.66%) SharePoint
22 88 (12.66%) Clustering
23 86 (12.37%) Microsoft Certification
24 74 (10.65%) MS Excel
25 62 (8.92%) MCSE
25 62 (8.92%) VBScript
25 62 (8.92%) SCSM
26 61 (8.78%) Finance

SCOM
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 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
1 112 (16.12%) IIS
2 109 (15.68%) MS Exchange
3 88 (12.66%) SharePoint
4 56 (8.06%) Lync
5 52 (7.48%) Exchange Server 2010
6 27 (3.88%) Exchange Server 2013
7 21 (3.02%) Exchange Server 2003
8 19 (2.73%) Exchange Server 2007
9 15 (2.16%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 15 (2.16%) OpenStack
10 13 (1.87%) BizTalk Server
11 12 (1.73%) Office Communications Server
12 10 (1.44%) SharePoint 2013
13 9 (1.29%) Tomcat
14 8 (1.15%) Lotus Domino
15 7 (1.01%) Apache
16 6 (0.86%) SharePoint 2010
17 4 (0.58%) Confluence
17 4 (0.58%) SharePoint Server
17 4 (0.58%) JBoss
Applications
1 74 (10.65%) MS Excel
2 26 (3.74%) MS Office
3 6 (0.86%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.72%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 7 (1.01%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (0.58%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.43%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.14%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 59 (8.49%) Microsoft Azure
2 30 (4.32%) Amazon AWS
3 20 (2.88%) Office 365
4 1 (0.14%) IaaS
4 1 (0.14%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.14%) SaaS
4 1 (0.14%) PaaS
4 1 (0.14%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 174 (25.04%) DNS
2 148 (21.29%) DHCP
3 108 (15.54%) SAN
4 53 (7.63%) TCP/IP
5 48 (6.91%) NAS
6 41 (5.90%) WAN
6 41 (5.90%) FTP
7 37 (5.32%) LAN
7 37 (5.32%) NetScaler
8 33 (4.75%) Firewall
9 28 (4.03%) Internet
10 13 (1.87%) VPN
11 12 (1.73%) VLAN
12 11 (1.58%) Cisco ASA
12 11 (1.58%) SNMP
13 9 (1.29%) VoIP
14 7 (1.01%) LDAP
14 7 (1.01%) iSCSI
15 6 (0.86%) HTTP
15 6 (0.86%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 109 (15.68%) SQL Server
2 48 (6.91%) SQL Server 2008
3 32 (4.60%) SQL Server 2012
4 20 (2.88%) SQL Server 2005
5 10 (1.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 7 (1.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 7 (1.01%) Data Warehouse
6 7 (1.01%) OLTP
6 7 (1.01%) Oracle Database
7 4 (0.58%) NoSQL
8 3 (0.43%) MySQL
8 3 (0.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 3 (0.43%) Couchbase
9 2 (0.29%) SQL Server 2000
9 2 (0.29%) Oracle Reports
10 1 (0.14%) Data Mining
10 1 (0.14%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 1 (0.14%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.14%) Spotfire
10 1 (0.14%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 8 (1.15%) Visual Studio
2 5 (0.72%) Fiddler
3 4 (0.58%) JIRA
3 4 (0.58%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 4 (0.58%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (0.43%) StyleCop
4 3 (0.43%) Cucumber
4 3 (0.43%) SpecFlow
4 3 (0.43%) Jenkins
4 3 (0.43%) Git (software)
5 2 (0.29%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (0.14%) ClearCase
6 1 (0.14%) MSI
6 1 (0.14%) NUnit
6 1 (0.14%) Subversion
General
1 61 (8.78%) Finance
2 23 (3.31%) Banking
3 19 (2.73%) Legal
4 17 (2.45%) Telecoms
4 17 (2.45%) Retail
5 14 (2.01%) Law
6 11 (1.58%) Publishing
7 7 (1.01%) Games
7 7 (1.01%) Financial Institution
8 6 (0.86%) Manufacturing
9 3 (0.43%) Electronics
9 3 (0.43%) Online Betting
9 3 (0.43%) Local Government
9 3 (0.43%) Marketing
10 2 (0.29%) Dutch Language
10 2 (0.29%) French Language
10 2 (0.29%) Back Office
10 2 (0.29%) Advertising
10 2 (0.29%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 118 (16.98%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 72 (10.36%) Consultant
3 64 (9.21%) Analyst
3 64 (9.21%) Administrator
4 48 (6.91%) Support Engineer
5 44 (6.33%) Architect
6 40 (5.76%) Systems Administrator
6 40 (5.76%) 3rd Line Support
7 32 (4.60%) Server Engineer
8 28 (4.03%) Web Engineer
9 27 (3.88%) Wintel Engineer
9 27 (3.88%) Systems Engineer
10 24 (3.45%) Support Analyst
11 22 (3.17%) Wintel Analyst
12 20 (2.88%) Web Infrastructure Engineer
13 19 (2.73%) Server Support
13 19 (2.73%) Operations Manager
13 19 (2.73%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
14 17 (2.45%) Project Manager
15 16 (2.30%) Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (5.47%) Web Services
2 25 (3.60%) .NET
3 19 (2.73%) Middleware
4 17 (2.45%) Application Packaging
4 17 (2.45%) XML
5 8 (1.15%) REST
6 5 (0.72%) SAP PI
6 5 (0.72%) HTML
6 5 (0.72%) SOAP
6 5 (0.72%) LAMP
7 3 (0.43%) ASP.NET
8 2 (0.29%) DCOM
8 2 (0.29%) MSMQ
8 2 (0.29%) OLE
8 2 (0.29%) OLE DB
8 2 (0.29%) .NET Framework
9 1 (0.14%) ASP.NET Web API
9 1 (0.14%) X-Windows
9 1 (0.14%) XMPP
9 1 (0.14%) Windows SharePoint Services
Miscellaneous
1 88 (12.66%) Clustering
2 40 (5.76%) Replication
3 26 (3.74%) PKI
3 26 (3.74%) Analytical Skills
4 21 (3.02%) Blackberry
5 9 (1.29%) Client/Server
6 8 (1.15%) Video Conferencing
7 7 (1.01%) iPad
7 7 (1.01%) Management Information System
7 7 (1.01%) CESG
8 6 (0.86%) CLARiiON
8 6 (0.86%) Thin Client
8 6 (0.86%) Fat Client
9 5 (0.72%) Online Games
9 5 (0.72%) CMDB
9 5 (0.72%) Mainframe
10 4 (0.58%) CESG CLAS
11 3 (0.43%) Computer Science
11 3 (0.43%) DTV
11 3 (0.43%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 484 (69.64%) Windows
2 221 (31.80%) Windows Server 2008
3 166 (23.88%) Windows Server 2012
4 149 (21.44%) Windows Server 2003
5 52 (7.48%) Windows 7
6 47 (6.76%) Linux
7 39 (5.61%) UNIX
8 34 (4.89%) Windows XP
9 22 (3.17%) Windows 2000
10 18 (2.59%) Windows 2000 Server
11 14 (2.01%) Windows 8
12 13 (1.87%) Solaris
13 12 (1.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 11 (1.58%) HPUX
15 10 (1.44%) Windows NT
16 4 (0.58%) Oracle Linux
17 3 (0.43%) CentOS
18 2 (0.29%) Ubuntu
18 2 (0.29%) Windows Vista
18 2 (0.29%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 190 (27.34%) ITIL
2 50 (7.19%) E-Commerce
2 50 (7.19%) Migration
3 44 (6.33%) Service Management
4 41 (5.90%) Change Management
4 41 (5.90%) Performance Monitoring
5 40 (5.76%) Project Management
6 37 (5.32%) Disaster Recovery
7 36 (5.18%) Incident Management
8 34 (4.89%) Service Delivery
9 30 (4.32%) Configuration Management
10 28 (4.03%) Capacity Planning
11 25 (3.60%) ITSM
12 24 (3.45%) Business Continuity
12 24 (3.45%) Performance Tuning
13 22 (3.17%) Root Cause Analysis
13 22 (3.17%) Capacity Management
14 19 (2.73%) Load Balancing
15 18 (2.59%) Problem Management
15 18 (2.59%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 182 (26.19%) PowerShell
2 136 (19.57%) SQL
3 62 (8.92%) VBScript
4 23 (3.31%) C#
5 19 (2.73%) T-SQL
6 14 (2.01%) Shell Script
7 13 (1.87%) VB
8 11 (1.58%) Perl
9 9 (1.29%) Java
10 5 (0.72%) C++
11 4 (0.58%) Python
11 4 (0.58%) Ruby
12 3 (0.43%) Bash Shell
12 3 (0.43%) C
13 1 (0.14%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 92 (13.24%) Security Cleared
2 86 (12.37%) Microsoft Certification
3 62 (8.92%) MCSE
4 61 (8.78%) SC Cleared
5 33 (4.75%) DV Cleared
6 32 (4.60%) MCITP
6 32 (4.60%) Degree
7 22 (3.17%) MCP
8 18 (2.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 16 (2.30%) MCTS
10 15 (2.16%) VCP4
11 13 (1.87%) Cisco Certification
12 10 (1.44%) MCSA
13 8 (1.15%) Citrix Certification
14 7 (1.01%) CCNA
14 7 (1.01%) CCA
15 5 (0.72%) ITIL Certification
16 4 (0.58%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
17 3 (0.43%) PRINCE2 Certification
17 3 (0.43%) CCEA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (5.76%) SLA
2 3 (0.43%) QA
3 1 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 344 (49.50%) Active Directory
2 121 (17.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 101 (14.53%) Hyper-V
4 60 (8.63%) XenApp
5 58 (8.35%) vSphere
6 36 (5.18%) XenDesktop
6 36 (5.18%) VMware ESX
7 32 (4.60%) VMware ESXi
8 31 (4.46%) Microsoft App-V
9 20 (2.88%) UAG
10 19 (2.73%) ISA Server
11 16 (2.30%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 14 (2.01%) Forefront TMG
12 14 (2.01%) XenServer
13 13 (1.87%) vCloud
13 13 (1.87%) Terminal Services
14 6 (0.86%) NFS
15 5 (0.72%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 4 (0.58%) DFS Replication
17 3 (0.43%) Docker
Systems Management
1 375 (53.96%) SCCM
2 62 (8.92%) SCSM
3 59 (8.49%) SCOrch
4 42 (6.04%) SCVMM
5 40 (5.76%) NetBackup
6 29 (4.17%) HP SIM
7 19 (2.73%) Backup Exec
7 19 (2.73%) EdgeSight
8 17 (2.45%) SCDPM
8 17 (2.45%) WMI
9 16 (2.30%) MOM
9 16 (2.30%) Netcool
9 16 (2.30%) Netcool/OMNIbus
9 16 (2.30%) Puppet
10 14 (2.01%) WSUS
11 13 (1.87%) McAfee ePO
11 13 (1.87%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 12 (1.73%) Nagios
12 12 (1.73%) BMC PATROL
13 11 (1.58%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 331 (47.63%) Microsoft
2 213 (30.65%) VMware
3 122 (17.55%) Citrix
4 90 (12.95%) HP
5 59 (8.49%) Symantec
6 58 (8.35%) Cisco
7 56 (8.06%) EMC
8 55 (7.91%) IBM
9 40 (5.76%) Dell
10 38 (5.47%) NetApp
11 37 (5.32%) BMC
12 32 (4.60%) Oracle
13 27 (3.88%) Remedy
13 27 (3.88%) McAfee
14 24 (3.45%) SolarWinds
14 24 (3.45%) Veeam
15 23 (3.31%) Veritas
15 23 (3.31%) CA
16 22 (3.17%) ServiceNow
16 22 (3.17%) Akamai
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Rate: £22 - £25 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Redhill, Surrey
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Rate: Excellent Market Rates
Posted: 3 days ago
West Midlands
Real Staffing
Rate: £260 - £300 per day + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £330 - £600 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
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Rate: £400.00 - £456.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
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Rate: £380.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
North West England
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Rate: £300 - £301 per day + competitive
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London
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Rate: £38000 - £43000 per annum + Excellent benefits
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North East England
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Rate: £320 - £340 per day + competitive
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North East England
Real Staffing
Rate: £320 - £340 per day + competitive
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