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 30 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
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM)
Rank 336 328 248
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -80
Contract jobs citing SCOM 264 274 357
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.49% 0.52% 0.78%
As % of the Systems Management category 6.32% 6.97% 11.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 170 135 197
Average daily rate
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£388 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £202 £185 £237
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £296
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +9.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 25 19
Average hourly rate £27.00 £29.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.89% +5.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.31 £17.71 £19.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £46.50 £41.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £29.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-8.62% -

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
4179 3929 3018
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.72% 7.49% 6.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 2533 2225 1732
Average daily rate £417 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 169 169 171
Average hourly rate £20.19 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.92% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £14.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £45.00 £35.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £22.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-4.44% +12.50%

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 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 30 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 30 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 -23 242 £400 +9.58% 86
South East -7 89 £394 +21.15% 28
London +26 88 £388 -3.96% 22
Berkshire +6 28 £388 +46.22% 9
City of London +24 22 £430 +7.43% 5
Reading +16 19 £405 +15.71% 6
Surrey -10 18 £325 -10.95% 6
East of England +15 17 £400 - 2
Scotland -2 16 £128 -57.50% 3
Hampshire -20 14 £348 +34.75% 8
West Midlands -2 13 £325 -7.14% 2
West Sussex -7 13 £450 +20.00% 1
South West -18 13 £356 -16.17% 9
East Midlands -9 9 £450 +89.47% 3
Buckinghamshire +2 8 £450 - 2
North West -39 8 £450 +66.66% 7
Milton Keynes +2 7 £450 - 1
Glasgow - 7 £113 -
Northamptonshire - 7 £450 - 2
Hertfordshire +11 6 £450 -
Worthing -4 6 £463 +19.35%
Northampton - 6 £450 - 1
Redhill - 6 - - 5
Oxfordshire - 6 £315 - 1
Suffolk - 6 £425 -
Watford - 5 £450 -
Dorset - 5 £450 - 3
Manchester -22 4 £450 +50.00% 4
Herefordshire - 4 £313 -
Cambridgeshire +1 3 £250 - 2

SCOM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 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.

1 432 (67.39%) Windows
2 342 (53.35%) SCCM
3 302 (47.11%) Active Directory
4 296 (46.18%) Microsoft
5 208 (32.45%) Windows Server 2008
6 195 (30.42%) VMware
7 174 (27.15%) ITIL
8 168 (26.21%) PowerShell
9 160 (24.96%) DNS
10 157 (24.49%) Windows Server 2012
11 138 (21.53%) DHCP
12 131 (20.44%) Windows Server 2003
13 118 (18.41%) Citrix
14 114 (17.78%) VMware Infrastructure
15 111 (17.32%) SQL
16 103 (16.07%) SAN
17 97 (15.13%) MS Exchange
18 95 (14.82%) Security Cleared
18 95 (14.82%) Hyper-V
19 89 (13.88%) SQL Server
20 84 (13.10%) IIS
21 83 (12.95%) SharePoint
22 81 (12.64%) HP
23 79 (12.32%) Clustering
24 75 (11.70%) Microsoft Certification
25 64 (9.98%) SCOrch
26 63 (9.83%) MS Excel
27 62 (9.67%) Lync
28 61 (9.52%) SCSM
29 60 (9.36%) SC Cleared

SCOM
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 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 97 (15.13%) MS Exchange
2 84 (13.10%) IIS
3 83 (12.95%) SharePoint
4 62 (9.67%) Lync
5 44 (6.86%) Exchange Server 2010
6 23 (3.59%) Exchange Server 2013
7 17 (2.65%) Exchange Server 2007
8 15 (2.34%) BizTalk Server
8 15 (2.34%) OpenStack
9 14 (2.18%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 13 (2.03%) Office Communications Server
11 11 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2003
12 8 (1.25%) Tomcat
12 8 (1.25%) SharePoint 2013
13 5 (0.78%) Lotus Domino
14 4 (0.62%) SharePoint Server
14 4 (0.62%) SharePoint 2010
15 3 (0.47%) Apache
15 3 (0.47%) IBM Notes
15 3 (0.47%) Documentum
Applications
1 63 (9.83%) MS Excel
2 22 (3.43%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 10 (1.56%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.31%) Remedy AR System
2 2 (0.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.31%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.16%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 45 (7.02%) Microsoft Azure
2 22 (3.43%) Amazon AWS
3 20 (3.12%) Office 365
4 2 (0.31%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 1 (0.16%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.16%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 160 (24.96%) DNS
2 138 (21.53%) DHCP
3 103 (16.07%) SAN
4 46 (7.18%) TCP/IP
5 42 (6.55%) NAS
6 36 (5.62%) WAN
7 35 (5.46%) NetScaler
8 34 (5.30%) LAN
9 33 (5.15%) Firewall
10 32 (4.99%) FTP
11 21 (3.28%) Internet
12 11 (1.72%) VPN
12 11 (1.72%) VoIP
13 8 (1.25%) SNMP
13 8 (1.25%) iSCSI
14 7 (1.09%) Unified Communications
14 7 (1.09%) LDAP
15 6 (0.94%) HTTP
15 6 (0.94%) SSL
16 5 (0.78%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 89 (13.88%) SQL Server
2 32 (4.99%) SQL Server 2008
3 18 (2.81%) SQL Server 2012
4 16 (2.50%) SQL Server 2005
5 13 (2.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 10 (1.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 7 (1.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 6 (0.94%) Oracle Database
8 6 (0.94%) Data Warehouse
9 5 (0.78%) MySQL
10 3 (0.47%) OLTP
10 3 (0.47%) NoSQL
11 2 (0.31%) SQL Server 2000
11 2 (0.31%) Oracle Reports
11 2 (0.31%) Couchbase
12 1 (0.16%) MariaDB
12 1 (0.16%) Oracle Database 12c
12 1 (0.16%) Spotfire
12 1 (0.16%) Oracle Database 11g
12 1 (0.16%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 8 (1.25%) Visual Studio
2 6 (0.94%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (0.62%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 4 (0.62%) Fiddler
4 3 (0.47%) Git (software)
4 3 (0.47%) WiX
4 3 (0.47%) MSBuild
4 3 (0.47%) Jenkins
5 2 (0.31%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 2 (0.31%) SpecFlow
5 2 (0.31%) StyleCop
5 2 (0.31%) Cucumber
5 2 (0.31%) Lombardi
5 2 (0.31%) JIRA
6 1 (0.16%) MSI
6 1 (0.16%) Subversion
6 1 (0.16%) Ant
General
1 46 (7.18%) Finance
2 20 (3.12%) Banking
2 20 (3.12%) Retail
3 15 (2.34%) Telecoms
4 10 (1.56%) Legal
5 8 (1.25%) Law
6 7 (1.09%) Publishing
6 7 (1.09%) Games
7 6 (0.94%) Manufacturing
7 6 (0.94%) Financial Institution
8 3 (0.47%) Online Betting
9 2 (0.31%) Back Office
9 2 (0.31%) Electronics
9 2 (0.31%) Automotive
9 2 (0.31%) Advertising
9 2 (0.31%) Local Government
9 2 (0.31%) Marketing
10 1 (0.16%) Dutch Language
10 1 (0.16%) French Language
10 1 (0.16%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 97 (15.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 70 (10.92%) Consultant
3 58 (9.05%) Analyst
3 58 (9.05%) Administrator
4 51 (7.96%) Support Engineer
5 41 (6.40%) 3rd Line Support
6 37 (5.77%) Systems Administrator
7 36 (5.62%) Architect
8 28 (4.37%) Systems Engineer
8 28 (4.37%) Wintel Engineer
9 25 (3.90%) Server Engineer
9 25 (3.90%) Web Engineer
10 22 (3.43%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
10 22 (3.43%) Wintel Analyst
11 19 (2.96%) Support Analyst
11 19 (2.96%) Web Infrastructure Engineer
12 17 (2.65%) Project Manager
12 17 (2.65%) Operations Manager
13 15 (2.34%) Server Support
13 15 (2.34%) Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (4.84%) Web Services
2 20 (3.12%) .NET
3 19 (2.96%) Middleware
4 18 (2.81%) XML
5 12 (1.87%) Application Packaging
6 7 (1.09%) REST
7 5 (0.78%) SOAP
7 5 (0.78%) LAMP
8 4 (0.62%) HTML
8 4 (0.62%) SAP PI
9 3 (0.47%) WCF
9 3 (0.47%) LINQ
9 3 (0.47%) OLE
9 3 (0.47%) OLE DB
10 2 (0.31%) XSLT
10 2 (0.31%) MSMQ
10 2 (0.31%) J2EE
10 2 (0.31%) ASP.NET
10 2 (0.31%) DCOM
10 2 (0.31%) Drools
Miscellaneous
1 79 (12.32%) Clustering
2 40 (6.24%) Replication
3 27 (4.21%) Analytical Skills
4 26 (4.06%) PKI
5 20 (3.12%) Blackberry
6 12 (1.87%) Private Cloud
7 11 (1.72%) Client/Server
7 11 (1.72%) Video Conferencing
8 7 (1.09%) iPad
9 6 (0.94%) Management Information System
10 5 (0.78%) Mainframe
10 5 (0.78%) Online Games
11 4 (0.62%) Enterprise Storage
11 4 (0.62%) CMDB
11 4 (0.62%) Fat Client
11 4 (0.62%) Open Source
11 4 (0.62%) Thin Client
11 4 (0.62%) CLARiiON
11 4 (0.62%) Public Cloud
12 3 (0.47%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 432 (67.39%) Windows
2 208 (32.45%) Windows Server 2008
3 157 (24.49%) Windows Server 2012
4 131 (20.44%) Windows Server 2003
5 44 (6.86%) Linux
6 35 (5.46%) Windows 7
7 33 (5.15%) UNIX
7 33 (5.15%) Windows XP
8 20 (3.12%) Windows 2000
9 16 (2.50%) Windows 2000 Server
10 15 (2.34%) Solaris
11 14 (2.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 13 (2.03%) Windows 8
13 12 (1.87%) HPUX
14 8 (1.25%) Windows NT
15 4 (0.62%) CentOS
15 4 (0.62%) Oracle Linux
16 2 (0.31%) Windows Phone
16 2 (0.31%) Ubuntu
16 2 (0.31%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 174 (27.15%) ITIL
2 44 (6.86%) Performance Monitoring
3 43 (6.71%) Service Management
4 41 (6.40%) Project Management
5 39 (6.08%) Incident Management
6 38 (5.93%) Change Management
7 36 (5.62%) E-Commerce
8 33 (5.15%) Migration
9 30 (4.68%) Disaster Recovery
10 26 (4.06%) ITSM
10 26 (4.06%) Configuration Management
10 26 (4.06%) Service Delivery
11 23 (3.59%) Performance Tuning
12 22 (3.43%) Capacity Planning
12 22 (3.43%) Capacity Management
13 18 (2.81%) Load Balancing
14 17 (2.65%) Business Continuity
14 17 (2.65%) Low Latency
15 16 (2.50%) Root Cause Analysis
16 15 (2.34%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 168 (26.21%) PowerShell
2 111 (17.32%) SQL
3 52 (8.11%) VBScript
4 22 (3.43%) C#
5 12 (1.87%) T-SQL
6 11 (1.72%) VB
7 10 (1.56%) Java
8 9 (1.40%) Shell Script
9 6 (0.94%) Perl
10 5 (0.78%) C++
11 3 (0.47%) Bash Shell
12 2 (0.31%) Python
12 2 (0.31%) C
13 1 (0.16%) JavaScript
13 1 (0.16%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 95 (14.82%) Security Cleared
2 75 (11.70%) Microsoft Certification
3 60 (9.36%) SC Cleared
4 54 (8.42%) MCSE
5 35 (5.46%) DV Cleared
6 31 (4.84%) MCITP
7 27 (4.21%) Degree
8 21 (3.28%) MCP
9 18 (2.81%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 12 (1.87%) MCTS
10 12 (1.87%) Cisco Certification
11 10 (1.56%) MCSA
12 8 (1.25%) CCA
13 6 (0.94%) Citrix Certification
14 5 (0.78%) CCNA
15 4 (0.62%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
16 3 (0.47%) VCP5
16 3 (0.47%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 3 (0.47%) ITIL Certification
16 3 (0.47%) CCEA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (5.30%) SLA
2 3 (0.47%) QA
3 1 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 302 (47.11%) Active Directory
2 114 (17.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 95 (14.82%) Hyper-V
4 54 (8.42%) XenApp
5 39 (6.08%) vSphere
6 31 (4.84%) VMware ESXi
7 29 (4.52%) XenDesktop
8 28 (4.37%) Microsoft App-V
9 22 (3.43%) VMware ESX
10 19 (2.96%) ISA Server
11 17 (2.65%) UAG
12 16 (2.50%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 14 (2.18%) Terminal Services
14 13 (2.03%) Forefront TMG
14 13 (2.03%) XenServer
15 11 (1.72%) vCloud
16 6 (0.94%) NFS
17 5 (0.78%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 5 (0.78%) iptables
18 4 (0.62%) Docker
Systems Management
1 342 (53.35%) SCCM
2 64 (9.98%) SCOrch
3 61 (9.52%) SCSM
4 40 (6.24%) SCVMM
5 38 (5.93%) NetBackup
6 22 (3.43%) HP SIM
7 21 (3.28%) Backup Exec
8 18 (2.81%) EdgeSight
9 17 (2.65%) Nagios
9 17 (2.65%) WMI
10 15 (2.34%) Netcool
10 15 (2.34%) Netcool/OMNIbus
11 14 (2.18%) MOM
11 14 (2.18%) Puppet
12 13 (2.03%) WSUS
12 13 (2.03%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
13 12 (1.87%) SCDPM
14 11 (1.72%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
15 10 (1.56%) OpenView
16 8 (1.25%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 296 (46.18%) Microsoft
2 195 (30.42%) VMware
3 118 (18.41%) Citrix
4 81 (12.64%) HP
5 53 (8.27%) Cisco
6 48 (7.49%) Symantec
7 47 (7.33%) IBM
8 39 (6.08%) EMC
9 37 (5.77%) NetApp
10 34 (5.30%) Dell
11 33 (5.15%) Oracle
12 31 (4.84%) Remedy
13 25 (3.90%) CA
14 24 (3.74%) BMC
15 23 (3.59%) Veritas
16 21 (3.28%) ServiceNow
17 20 (3.12%) Veeam
18 19 (2.96%) SolarWinds
19 16 (2.50%) Akamai
19 16 (2.50%) Nimsoft
London
Kelway Ltd
Rate: Negotiable Day Rate
Posted: 10 hours ago
City, London
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 13 hours ago
Redhill, Surrey
Elevate Direct
Posted: 17 hours ago
Redhill, Surrey
Elevate Direct
Posted: 17 hours ago
Redhill, Surrey
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £500 to £520 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
Redhill, Surrey
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £500 to £520 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Harris Global
Posted: 3 days ago
Hampshire
Salt
Rate: £225 - £275 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Redhill, Surrey
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Excellent Market Rates
Posted: 6 days ago
Havant, Hampshire
Proactive Appointments
Rate: Up to £460 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Sheffield
Capita - ITPS
Rate: £100 - £180 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Leatherhead, Surrey
Involved Solutions Ltd
Rate: £0.00 per annum + NEG
Posted: 6 days ago
Inverness
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
Cambridgeshire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £150.00 - £250 per annum
Posted: 18 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £425.00 per day
Posted: 20 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £380.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 20 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £425.00 per day
Posted: 20 days ago