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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM)
Rank 286 287 269
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -18
Contract jobs citing SCOM 343 304 303
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.68% 0.62% 0.68%
As % of the Systems Management category 8.40% 8.51% 10.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 206 191 135
Average daily rate
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£400 £366 £353
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.28% +3.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £488 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £338 £300
% change year-on-year
+15.55% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 14 50
Average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £30.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.45% -10.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £21.00 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £31.54 £40.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -9.83%

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
4081 3571 2905
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 8.05% 7.33% 6.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 2480 2077 1571
Average daily rate £425 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.67% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £223 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £335 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.20% -4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 129 145 199
Average hourly rate £21.50 £19.75 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.86% -21.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £32.88 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £21.75 £25.75
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -15.53%

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 23 January 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 23 January 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 23 January 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 0 322 £400 +11.88% 95
London -20 104 £425 +11.47% 31
South East -8 87 £400 +10.26% 20
East of England +44 53 £425 +41.66% 8
Berkshire +30 47 £400 +6.66% 9
Reading +30 33 £400 +18.51% 6
Bedfordshire +8 24 £425 +41.66%
West Midlands +19 23 £250 -28.57% 4
City of London -5 23 £420 +20.00% 12
North West +1 22 £250 +17.64% 2
Scotland 0 18 £415 +18.57% 3
Merseyside - 18 £250 -
Luton +5 17 £450 +50.00%
Surrey -12 15 £375 +25.00% 2
Suffolk - 13 £400 -
Hertfordshire +9 12 £505 +77.19%
Edinburgh -5 11 £450 +50.00% 2
South West -22 10 £350 - 17
Buckinghamshire - 10 £234 -
Watford - 10 £475 -
East Midlands +7 9 £238 -36.66% 6
Yorkshire -11 9 £380 +68.88% 5
Milton Keynes - 9 £234 -
South Yorkshire +3 7 £380 -30.90%
Hampshire -35 6 £300 -25.46% 6
Oxfordshire - 6 £315 - 1
Sheffield +2 5 £400 -
Chesterfield - 4 £238 -
Northamptonshire - 4 £288 - 1
Derbyshire - 4 £238 - 2

SCOM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 January 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.

1 501 (67.70%) Windows
2 414 (55.95%) SCCM
3 377 (50.95%) Active Directory
4 366 (49.46%) Microsoft
5 224 (30.27%) Windows Server 2008
6 220 (29.73%) VMware
7 197 (26.62%) PowerShell
8 183 (24.73%) ITIL
9 182 (24.59%) DNS
10 163 (22.03%) Windows Server 2012
11 152 (20.54%) DHCP
12 144 (19.46%) Windows Server 2003
13 135 (18.24%) Citrix
14 134 (18.11%) SQL
15 130 (17.57%) SQL Server
16 124 (16.76%) SAN
17 122 (16.49%) VMware Infrastructure
18 121 (16.35%) IIS
19 115 (15.54%) MS Exchange
20 109 (14.73%) MS Excel
21 106 (14.32%) Hyper-V
22 104 (14.05%) Microsoft Certification
23 102 (13.78%) Security Cleared
24 95 (12.84%) HP
25 82 (11.08%) Clustering
26 81 (10.95%) SharePoint
27 76 (10.27%) MCSE
28 73 (9.86%) SC Cleared
29 72 (9.73%) Finance
29 72 (9.73%) vSphere

SCOM
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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
1 121 (16.35%) IIS
2 115 (15.54%) MS Exchange
3 81 (10.95%) SharePoint
4 55 (7.43%) Exchange Server 2010
5 50 (6.76%) Lync
6 30 (4.05%) Exchange Server 2013
7 25 (3.38%) Exchange Server 2003
8 22 (2.97%) Exchange Server 2007
9 19 (2.57%) BizTalk Server
10 15 (2.03%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 13 (1.76%) OpenStack
12 12 (1.62%) Office Communications Server
13 11 (1.49%) SharePoint 2013
14 9 (1.22%) SharePoint 2010
15 8 (1.08%) Lotus Domino
16 7 (0.95%) Apache
17 6 (0.81%) Tomcat
18 4 (0.54%) Confluence
18 4 (0.54%) JBoss
19 3 (0.41%) Documentum
Applications
1 109 (14.73%) MS Excel
2 31 (4.19%) MS Office
3 6 (0.81%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.68%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 18 (2.43%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (0.54%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.41%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 69 (9.32%) Microsoft Azure
2 34 (4.59%) Amazon AWS
3 17 (2.30%) Office 365
4 2 (0.27%) Google Apps
5 1 (0.14%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.14%) SaaS
5 1 (0.14%) PaaS
5 1 (0.14%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 182 (24.59%) DNS
2 152 (20.54%) DHCP
3 124 (16.76%) SAN
4 55 (7.43%) TCP/IP
5 50 (6.76%) NAS
6 47 (6.35%) WAN
7 46 (6.22%) FTP
8 38 (5.14%) LAN
9 37 (5.00%) Firewall
10 35 (4.73%) NetScaler
11 30 (4.05%) Internet
12 16 (2.16%) VPN
13 12 (1.62%) Cisco ASA
14 11 (1.49%) VLAN
15 10 (1.35%) SNMP
15 10 (1.35%) Reverse Proxy
16 8 (1.08%) VoIP
17 7 (0.95%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
18 6 (0.81%) Unified Communications
18 6 (0.81%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 130 (17.57%) SQL Server
2 55 (7.43%) SQL Server 2008
3 38 (5.14%) SQL Server 2012
4 25 (3.38%) SQL Server 2005
5 9 (1.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 9 (1.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 7 (0.95%) OLTP
7 6 (0.81%) SQL Server 2000
8 5 (0.68%) Oracle Database
9 4 (0.54%) NoSQL
9 4 (0.54%) Data Warehouse
10 3 (0.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 3 (0.41%) Couchbase
11 2 (0.27%) Hadoop
11 2 (0.27%) MySQL
12 1 (0.14%) Spotfire
12 1 (0.14%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 1 (0.14%) RDBMS
12 1 (0.14%) MS Access
12 1 (0.14%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 11 (1.49%) Visual Studio
2 7 (0.95%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 5 (0.68%) Fiddler
4 4 (0.54%) JIRA
4 4 (0.54%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (0.41%) Git (software)
5 3 (0.41%) Cucumber
5 3 (0.41%) StyleCop
5 3 (0.41%) SpecFlow
5 3 (0.41%) Jenkins
6 2 (0.27%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 2 (0.27%) MSI
6 2 (0.27%) InstallShield
6 2 (0.27%) AdminStudio
6 2 (0.27%) ClearCase
7 1 (0.14%) NUnit
7 1 (0.14%) Subversion
7 1 (0.14%) GCC
General
1 72 (9.73%) Finance
2 24 (3.24%) Banking
3 22 (2.97%) Legal
4 19 (2.57%) Telecoms
5 16 (2.16%) Retail
6 15 (2.03%) Law
7 13 (1.76%) Publishing
8 7 (0.95%) Games
8 7 (0.95%) Financial Institution
9 6 (0.81%) Manufacturing
9 6 (0.81%) Local Government
10 3 (0.41%) Online Betting
10 3 (0.41%) Marketing
10 3 (0.41%) German Language
10 3 (0.41%) Electronics
11 2 (0.27%) Advertising
11 2 (0.27%) Investment Banking
11 2 (0.27%) Dutch Language
11 2 (0.27%) French Language
12 1 (0.14%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 129 (17.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 84 (11.35%) Consultant
3 75 (10.14%) Administrator
4 66 (8.92%) Analyst
5 52 (7.03%) Architect
6 48 (6.49%) Systems Administrator
7 41 (5.54%) Support Engineer
8 37 (5.00%) Server Engineer
9 36 (4.86%) 3rd Line Support
10 29 (3.92%) Web Engineer
11 26 (3.51%) Wintel Engineer
12 25 (3.38%) Operations Manager
12 25 (3.38%) Support Analyst
13 23 (3.11%) Systems Engineer
14 22 (2.97%) Wintel Analyst
15 21 (2.84%) Web Infrastructure Engineer
16 20 (2.70%) Technical Architect
17 19 (2.57%) Systems Manager
17 19 (2.57%) Project Manager
17 19 (2.57%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (5.41%) Web Services
2 34 (4.59%) .NET
3 26 (3.51%) XML
4 21 (2.84%) Application Packaging
5 15 (2.03%) Middleware
6 11 (1.49%) HTML
7 8 (1.08%) REST
8 6 (0.81%) HTML5
8 6 (0.81%) ADO.NET
8 6 (0.81%) SAP PI
9 5 (0.68%) SOAP
10 3 (0.41%) Software Packaging
10 3 (0.41%) MSMQ
10 3 (0.41%) ASP.NET
10 3 (0.41%) DCOM
11 2 (0.27%) OLE
11 2 (0.27%) OLE DB
12 1 (0.14%) .NET Framework
12 1 (0.14%) XMPP
12 1 (0.14%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 82 (11.08%) Clustering
2 40 (5.41%) Replication
3 27 (3.65%) PKI
4 25 (3.38%) Blackberry
5 22 (2.97%) Analytical Skills
6 15 (2.03%) CMDB
7 11 (1.49%) Management Information System
8 9 (1.22%) Fat Client
8 9 (1.22%) Thin Client
8 9 (1.22%) Client/Server
9 8 (1.08%) iPad
9 8 (1.08%) Video Conferencing
9 8 (1.08%) Computer Science
10 7 (0.95%) CESG
10 7 (0.95%) CLARiiON
10 7 (0.95%) Mainframe
11 5 (0.68%) Online Games
12 4 (0.54%) CESG CLAS
13 3 (0.41%) Mathematics
13 3 (0.41%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 501 (67.70%) Windows
2 224 (30.27%) Windows Server 2008
3 163 (22.03%) Windows Server 2012
4 144 (19.46%) Windows Server 2003
5 56 (7.57%) Windows 7
6 47 (6.35%) Linux
7 39 (5.27%) UNIX
8 38 (5.14%) Windows XP
9 21 (2.84%) Windows 2000
10 19 (2.57%) Windows 2000 Server
11 15 (2.03%) Windows 8
12 13 (1.76%) Windows NT
13 12 (1.62%) Solaris
13 12 (1.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 5 (0.68%) HPUX
15 4 (0.54%) Oracle Linux
16 3 (0.41%) Android
16 3 (0.41%) VMS
16 3 (0.41%) AIX
17 2 (0.27%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 183 (24.73%) ITIL
2 65 (8.78%) E-Commerce
3 57 (7.70%) Migration
4 46 (6.22%) Service Delivery
5 44 (5.95%) Change Management
6 41 (5.54%) Disaster Recovery
7 40 (5.41%) Project Management
8 37 (5.00%) ITSM
9 36 (4.86%) Incident Management
10 35 (4.73%) Capacity Planning
11 34 (4.59%) Service Management
12 31 (4.19%) Performance Monitoring
13 29 (3.92%) Configuration Management
14 28 (3.78%) Load Balancing
15 26 (3.51%) Performance Tuning
16 23 (3.11%) Business Continuity
17 20 (2.70%) Capacity Management
18 18 (2.43%) Root Cause Analysis
19 15 (2.03%) Low Latency
19 15 (2.03%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 197 (26.62%) PowerShell
2 134 (18.11%) SQL
3 68 (9.19%) VBScript
4 27 (3.65%) C#
5 20 (2.70%) VB
6 18 (2.43%) Shell Script
6 18 (2.43%) T-SQL
7 17 (2.30%) Perl
8 9 (1.22%) Python
9 7 (0.95%) Java
9 7 (0.95%) JavaScript
10 5 (0.68%) C++
11 4 (0.54%) C
12 3 (0.41%) Ruby
13 2 (0.27%) Bash Shell
14 1 (0.14%) VBA
Qualifications
1 104 (14.05%) Microsoft Certification
2 102 (13.78%) Security Cleared
3 76 (10.27%) MCSE
4 73 (9.86%) SC Cleared
5 39 (5.27%) Degree
6 31 (4.19%) MCITP
6 31 (4.19%) DV Cleared
7 28 (3.78%) MCP
8 20 (2.70%) MCTS
9 13 (1.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 13 (1.76%) Cisco Certification
10 9 (1.22%) Citrix Certification
10 9 (1.22%) MCSA
11 8 (1.08%) ITIL Certification
11 8 (1.08%) CCNA
12 6 (0.81%) CCA
13 4 (0.54%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
14 3 (0.41%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 3 (0.41%) CCEA
14 3 (0.41%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (7.70%) SLA
2 6 (0.81%) GPG13
3 3 (0.41%) QA
4 1 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.14%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.14%) BS7799
System Software
1 377 (50.95%) Active Directory
2 122 (16.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 106 (14.32%) Hyper-V
4 72 (9.73%) vSphere
5 69 (9.32%) XenApp
6 46 (6.22%) VMware ESX
7 45 (6.08%) XenDesktop
8 35 (4.73%) ISA Server
9 32 (4.32%) Microsoft App-V
10 29 (3.92%) UAG
11 26 (3.51%) VMware ESXi
12 22 (2.97%) Forefront TMG
13 19 (2.57%) XenServer
13 19 (2.57%) Terminal Services
14 14 (1.89%) Veritas Cluster Server
15 13 (1.76%) vCloud
16 9 (1.22%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 5 (0.68%) Citrix Presentation Server
17 5 (0.68%) MetaFrame
17 5 (0.68%) NFS
Systems Management
1 414 (55.95%) SCCM
2 71 (9.59%) SCOrch
3 55 (7.43%) SCSM
4 42 (5.68%) SCVMM
5 32 (4.32%) NetBackup
6 31 (4.19%) HP SIM
7 19 (2.57%) WSUS
8 18 (2.43%) WMI
8 18 (2.43%) EdgeSight
9 17 (2.30%) BMC PATROL
9 17 (2.30%) MOM
10 16 (2.16%) Netcool
10 16 (2.16%) Netcool/OMNIbus
11 15 (2.03%) SCDPM
12 14 (1.89%) McAfee ePO
12 14 (1.89%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 13 (1.76%) Puppet
14 12 (1.62%) Tivoli
15 11 (1.49%) BladeLogic
15 11 (1.49%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 366 (49.46%) Microsoft
2 220 (29.73%) VMware
3 135 (18.24%) Citrix
4 95 (12.84%) HP
5 70 (9.46%) Cisco
6 56 (7.57%) IBM
7 53 (7.16%) BMC
8 52 (7.03%) EMC
9 46 (6.22%) Symantec
10 42 (5.68%) Remedy
11 37 (5.00%) Dell
12 36 (4.86%) SolarWinds
13 33 (4.46%) NetApp
14 32 (4.32%) Oracle
15 27 (3.65%) McAfee
16 25 (3.38%) Akamai
17 22 (2.97%) Veeam
17 22 (2.97%) F5
18 20 (2.70%) CA
18 20 (2.70%) Veritas
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