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 26 November 2014 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
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM)
Rank 282 295 325
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +30
Contract jobs citing SCOM 388 320 269
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.69% 0.62% 0.52%
As % of the Systems Management category 8.68% 8.76% 8.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 212 208 123
Average daily rate
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£375 £369 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.55% +8.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £481 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £314
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +6.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 15 38
Average hourly rate £27.83 £30.00 £29.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.23% +2.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.10 £19.50 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.75 £31.56 £39.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.83 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.23% -

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
4470 3653 3358
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.97% 7.06% 6.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 2769 2219 1797
Average daily rate £400 £385 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £230 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £348 £340
% change year-on-year
+4.31% +2.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 159 148 195
Average hourly rate £23.00 £21.00 £21.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.52% -3.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £23.20 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+1.29% +10.47%

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 26 November 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 26 November 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 26 November 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 +17 356 £375 +2.45% 75
South East +5 98 £378 +11.85% 15
London -43 98 £400 +1.39% 29
East of England +33 57 £350 +16.66% 4
Bedfordshire +18 34 £350 +16.66% 1
West Midlands +20 33 £263 - 3
City of London +17 32 £420 +9.87% 12
Yorkshire +13 30 £375 +4.16% 2
Scotland +11 29 £399 +85.79% 3
Berkshire +3 29 £400 +18.51% 5
Surrey -8 28 £375 +25.00% 1
Luton +3 25 £350 +16.66% 1
Edinburgh +8 22 £450 +109.54%
Hertfordshire +11 21 £434 +52.19%
Reading +17 18 £400 +18.51% 3
West Yorkshire +12 17 £295 - 1
Leeds +6 16 £295 -
Hampshire -20 13 £390 +12.23% 8
East Midlands +4 12 £308 -8.20% 4
Milton Keynes -4 12 £398 -
Buckinghamshire -6 12 £398 -
North West -22 12 £375 +66.66% 3
South West -26 12 £258 -14.16% 14
South Yorkshire - 12 £390 -
Watford - 12 £388 -
Redhill - 10 - -
Sheffield - 10 £408 -
Oxford - 8 £315 -
Oxfordshire - 8 £315 -
Merseyside - 6 - -

SCOM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 November 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.

1 488 (68.93%) Windows
2 416 (58.76%) SCCM
3 385 (54.38%) Active Directory
4 371 (52.40%) Microsoft
5 230 (32.49%) Windows Server 2008
6 218 (30.79%) VMware
7 191 (26.98%) DNS
8 174 (24.58%) PowerShell
9 172 (24.29%) ITIL
10 164 (23.16%) Windows Server 2012
11 151 (21.33%) DHCP
12 146 (20.62%) Windows Server 2003
13 136 (19.21%) SQL
14 134 (18.93%) MS Exchange
15 128 (18.08%) Citrix
16 127 (17.94%) SQL Server
17 126 (17.80%) MS Excel
18 119 (16.81%) HP
19 117 (16.53%) IIS
19 117 (16.53%) VMware Infrastructure
20 115 (16.24%) SAN
21 109 (15.40%) Security Cleared
22 105 (14.83%) Microsoft Certification
23 102 (14.41%) Hyper-V
24 91 (12.85%) Clustering
25 86 (12.15%) Finance
26 78 (11.02%) MCSE
27 75 (10.59%) SC Cleared
28 73 (10.31%) vSphere
29 71 (10.03%) SLA

SCOM
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 November 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
1 134 (18.93%) MS Exchange
2 117 (16.53%) IIS
3 68 (9.60%) SharePoint
4 65 (9.18%) Exchange Server 2010
5 59 (8.33%) Lync
6 42 (5.93%) Exchange Server 2013
7 36 (5.08%) Exchange Server 2003
8 32 (4.52%) Exchange Server 2007
9 16 (2.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 13 (1.84%) BizTalk Server
10 13 (1.84%) SharePoint 2013
11 12 (1.69%) SharePoint 2010
12 11 (1.55%) Tomcat
13 10 (1.41%) Office Communications Server
14 9 (1.27%) JBoss
15 8 (1.13%) Lotus Domino
15 8 (1.13%) Apache
16 6 (0.85%) OpenStack
16 6 (0.85%) WebLogic
17 3 (0.42%) Confluence
Applications
1 126 (17.80%) MS Excel
2 36 (5.08%) MS Office
3 8 (1.13%) MS Visio
4 6 (0.85%) MS Project
5 1 (0.14%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 18 (2.54%) Remedy ITSM
2 5 (0.71%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.56%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.14%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 48 (6.78%) Microsoft Azure
2 24 (3.39%) Amazon AWS
3 15 (2.12%) Office 365
4 3 (0.42%) Google Apps
5 1 (0.14%) SaaS
5 1 (0.14%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 191 (26.98%) DNS
2 151 (21.33%) DHCP
3 115 (16.24%) SAN
4 58 (8.19%) TCP/IP
5 48 (6.78%) FTP
6 42 (5.93%) WAN
7 40 (5.65%) Firewall
8 39 (5.51%) NAS
9 37 (5.23%) LAN
10 36 (5.08%) Internet
11 24 (3.39%) NetScaler
12 14 (1.98%) Cisco ASA
12 14 (1.98%) VPN
13 12 (1.69%) LDAP
14 11 (1.55%) VLAN
15 9 (1.27%) Reverse Proxy
16 8 (1.13%) iSCSI
17 7 (0.99%) Network Security
17 7 (0.99%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
18 6 (0.85%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 127 (17.94%) SQL Server
2 55 (7.77%) SQL Server 2008
3 37 (5.23%) SQL Server 2012
4 25 (3.53%) SQL Server 2005
5 12 (1.69%) Oracle Database
6 7 (0.99%) OLTP
6 7 (0.99%) SQL Server 2000
7 6 (0.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 5 (0.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 4 (0.56%) MySQL
10 3 (0.42%) Data Warehouse
10 3 (0.42%) NoSQL
10 3 (0.42%) Hadoop
11 2 (0.28%) Couchbase
12 1 (0.14%) Oracle8/8i Database
12 1 (0.14%) Oracle9i Database
12 1 (0.14%) DTS
12 1 (0.14%) MS Access
12 1 (0.14%) RDBMS
12 1 (0.14%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 15 (2.12%) Visual Studio
2 7 (0.99%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 6 (0.85%) ClearCase
4 5 (0.71%) Git (software)
5 3 (0.42%) Subversion
5 3 (0.42%) JIRA
6 2 (0.28%) Jenkins
6 2 (0.28%) SpecFlow
6 2 (0.28%) StyleCop
6 2 (0.28%) Cucumber
6 2 (0.28%) Fiddler
6 2 (0.28%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (0.28%) InstallShield
6 2 (0.28%) AdminStudio
6 2 (0.28%) MSI
6 2 (0.28%) JUnit
7 1 (0.14%) NUnit
7 1 (0.14%) GCC
7 1 (0.14%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 86 (12.15%) Finance
2 29 (4.10%) Banking
3 20 (2.82%) Telecoms
4 19 (2.68%) Legal
5 15 (2.12%) Retail
6 14 (1.98%) Financial Institution
7 12 (1.69%) Law
7 12 (1.69%) Publishing
8 10 (1.41%) Games
9 6 (0.85%) Investment Banking
10 5 (0.71%) Local Government
11 4 (0.56%) German Language
12 3 (0.42%) Online Betting
13 2 (0.28%) Marketing
13 2 (0.28%) Dutch Language
13 2 (0.28%) Electronics
13 2 (0.28%) Manufacturing
14 1 (0.14%) Advertising
14 1 (0.14%) Aerospace
14 1 (0.14%) Norwegian Language
Job Titles
1 110 (15.54%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 81 (11.44%) Consultant
3 79 (11.16%) Administrator
4 67 (9.46%) Analyst
5 49 (6.92%) Systems Administrator
6 43 (6.07%) Architect
7 40 (5.65%) Support Engineer
8 35 (4.94%) Server Engineer
9 31 (4.38%) 3rd Line Support
10 29 (4.10%) Systems Engineer
11 26 (3.67%) Wintel Engineer
12 22 (3.11%) Support Analyst
13 21 (2.97%) DBA
13 21 (2.97%) SCCM Engineer
14 19 (2.68%) SQL DBA
15 18 (2.54%) Project Manager
15 18 (2.54%) Web Engineer
16 17 (2.40%) Operations Manager
17 15 (2.12%) Infrastructure Analyst
18 14 (1.98%) Wintel Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (4.66%) Web Services
2 30 (4.24%) .NET
3 20 (2.82%) XML
3 20 (2.82%) Application Packaging
4 14 (1.98%) Middleware
5 12 (1.69%) DCOM
6 9 (1.27%) HTML
7 8 (1.13%) REST
8 6 (0.85%) HTML5
8 6 (0.85%) SOAP
8 6 (0.85%) ADO.NET
9 3 (0.42%) SAP PI
10 2 (0.28%) JSON
10 2 (0.28%) .NET Framework
10 2 (0.28%) Software Packaging
10 2 (0.28%) OLE
10 2 (0.28%) OLE DB
10 2 (0.28%) JAXB
10 2 (0.28%) XSLT
11 1 (0.14%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 91 (12.85%) Clustering
2 28 (3.95%) PKI
3 27 (3.81%) Replication
4 25 (3.53%) Blackberry
5 23 (3.25%) CMDB
6 22 (3.11%) Analytical Skills
7 12 (1.69%) Management Information System
8 11 (1.55%) Computer Science
9 9 (1.27%) Thin Client
9 9 (1.27%) CESG
9 9 (1.27%) Online Games
9 9 (1.27%) Fat Client
10 8 (1.13%) iPad
10 8 (1.13%) Hedge funds
11 7 (0.99%) Client/Server
12 6 (0.85%) Enterprise Software
12 6 (0.85%) CLARiiON
13 5 (0.71%) Mainframe
13 5 (0.71%) Video Conferencing
14 4 (0.56%) CESG CLAS
Operating Systems
1 488 (68.93%) Windows
2 230 (32.49%) Windows Server 2008
3 164 (23.16%) Windows Server 2012
4 146 (20.62%) Windows Server 2003
5 59 (8.33%) Windows 7
6 55 (7.77%) UNIX
7 46 (6.50%) Linux
8 31 (4.38%) Windows XP
9 21 (2.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 19 (2.68%) Windows 2000
11 17 (2.40%) Windows 2000 Server
12 15 (2.12%) Windows 8
13 10 (1.41%) Windows NT
14 9 (1.27%) Solaris
15 4 (0.56%) CentOS
16 3 (0.42%) AIX
16 3 (0.42%) Ubuntu
16 3 (0.42%) Android
17 2 (0.28%) Windows Phone
17 2 (0.28%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 172 (24.29%) ITIL
2 68 (9.60%) Migration
3 55 (7.77%) E-Commerce
4 52 (7.34%) Service Delivery
5 41 (5.79%) Change Management
6 40 (5.65%) Disaster Recovery
7 34 (4.80%) Capacity Planning
7 34 (4.80%) Project Management
8 30 (4.24%) Configuration Management
9 28 (3.95%) ITSM
10 25 (3.53%) Service Management
10 25 (3.53%) Performance Tuning
11 24 (3.39%) Incident Management
12 23 (3.25%) Business Continuity
13 22 (3.11%) Load Balancing
14 21 (2.97%) Root Cause Analysis
15 20 (2.82%) Capacity Management
16 19 (2.68%) Performance Monitoring
17 18 (2.54%) User Acceptance Testing
18 17 (2.40%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 174 (24.58%) PowerShell
2 136 (19.21%) SQL
3 62 (8.76%) VBScript
4 28 (3.95%) T-SQL
5 27 (3.81%) Perl
6 21 (2.97%) Shell Script
7 17 (2.40%) VB
8 16 (2.26%) C#
9 12 (1.69%) Python
10 11 (1.55%) Java
11 10 (1.41%) JavaScript
12 6 (0.85%) C
13 4 (0.56%) C++
14 3 (0.42%) PHP
14 3 (0.42%) Ruby
15 2 (0.28%) XPath
16 1 (0.14%) VBA
16 1 (0.14%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 109 (15.40%) Security Cleared
2 105 (14.83%) Microsoft Certification
3 78 (11.02%) MCSE
4 75 (10.59%) SC Cleared
5 35 (4.94%) DV Cleared
6 34 (4.80%) Degree
7 30 (4.24%) MCP
8 27 (3.81%) MCITP
9 18 (2.54%) MCTS
10 12 (1.69%) Cisco Certification
11 11 (1.55%) MCSA
11 11 (1.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 9 (1.27%) ITIL Certification
12 9 (1.27%) CCNA
12 9 (1.27%) Citrix Certification
13 6 (0.85%) CCA
14 5 (0.71%) VCP5
15 4 (0.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 3 (0.42%) CCEA
16 3 (0.42%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 71 (10.03%) SLA
2 6 (0.85%) GPG13
3 3 (0.42%) ISO 9001
3 3 (0.42%) BS7799
3 3 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.14%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.14%) QA
System Software
1 385 (54.38%) Active Directory
2 117 (16.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 102 (14.41%) Hyper-V
4 73 (10.31%) vSphere
5 63 (8.90%) XenApp
6 51 (7.20%) VMware ESX
7 35 (4.94%) XenDesktop
8 34 (4.80%) ISA Server
9 28 (3.95%) Microsoft App-V
10 27 (3.81%) UAG
11 25 (3.53%) XenServer
12 22 (3.11%) VMware ESXi
13 19 (2.68%) Forefront TMG
14 17 (2.40%) Terminal Services
15 13 (1.84%) vCloud
16 9 (1.27%) NFS
16 9 (1.27%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 7 (0.99%) Citrix Presentation Server
17 7 (0.99%) Veritas Cluster Server
18 6 (0.85%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 416 (58.76%) SCCM
2 60 (8.47%) SCOrch
3 45 (6.36%) NetBackup
4 42 (5.93%) SCSM
5 38 (5.37%) HP SIM
6 36 (5.08%) SCVMM
7 20 (2.82%) Tivoli
8 19 (2.68%) WMI
9 17 (2.40%) WSUS
9 17 (2.40%) Control-M
9 17 (2.40%) Puppet
9 17 (2.40%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 16 (2.26%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 15 (2.12%) BMC PATROL
11 15 (2.12%) Nagios
11 15 (2.12%) MOM
11 15 (2.12%) SCDPM
12 12 (1.69%) McAfee ePO
12 12 (1.69%) Backup Exec
13 11 (1.55%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
Vendors
1 371 (52.40%) Microsoft
2 218 (30.79%) VMware
3 128 (18.08%) Citrix
4 119 (16.81%) HP
5 70 (9.89%) Cisco
6 67 (9.46%) BMC
7 61 (8.62%) Symantec
8 45 (6.36%) EMC
9 44 (6.21%) SolarWinds
10 43 (6.07%) IBM
11 36 (5.08%) Dell
12 29 (4.10%) Remedy
12 29 (4.10%) McAfee
13 28 (3.95%) Sophos
13 28 (3.95%) NetApp
14 26 (3.67%) Altiris
15 23 (3.25%) Intel
15 23 (3.25%) F5
16 20 (2.82%) Oracle
17 19 (2.68%) Akamai
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