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 18 December 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM)
Rank 274 296 295
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -1
Contract jobs citing SCOM 411 314 281
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.74% 0.61% 0.57%
As % of the Systems Management category 8.99% 8.49% 8.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 228 206 113
Average daily rate
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£397 £374 £348
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.22% +7.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £259 £264 £209
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £482 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £353 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.53% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 11 44
Average hourly rate £27.83 £25.00 £29.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.32% -15.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £18.50 £19.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.75 £31.56 £39.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.83 £25.00 £29.75
% change year-on-year
+11.32% -15.96%

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
4572 3700 3216
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 8.27% 7.16% 6.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 2868 2226 1696
Average daily rate £415 £388 £374
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.09% +3.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £520 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £335 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.20% -4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 163 141 211
Average hourly rate £21.00 £19.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.06 £12.38 £12.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £37.90 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
- -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 18 December 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 18 December 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 18 December 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +18 379 £389 +4.01% 76
London -22 106 £425 +6.91% 38
South East -8 101 £375 +9.89% 10
East of England +37 61 £363 +20.83% 4
Berkshire +23 43 £400 +10.34% 1
Bedfordshire +11 33 £363 +20.83% 2
City of London -2 32 £400 +4.64% 11
Reading +36 29 £400 +18.51%
West Midlands +20 28 £250 - 6
Yorkshire +6 27 £378 +4.86% 1
Scotland +5 26 £450 +58.03% 5
Luton +2 26 £363 +20.83% 1
Surrey -8 25 £319 +6.25% 1
North West -10 23 £300 +41.17% 4
Edinburgh +6 18 £500 +132.82% 4
Merseyside - 17 £250 - 1
Hertfordshire +12 15 £510 +78.94% 1
West Yorkshire +3 15 £295 - 1
Leeds +5 14 £295 - 1
Buckinghamshire +1 14 £372 - 2
South West -28 14 £258 -14.16% 9
East Midlands +13 13 £270 -19.40% 2
Milton Keynes - 13 £372 - 1
South Yorkshire +8 11 £390 -
Watford - 11 £450 - 1
Redhill - 9 - -
Sheffield - 9 £408 -
Oxfordshire - 8 £315 -
Hampshire -30 6 £368 +6.52% 3
Northamptonshire - 6 £270 -

SCOM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 December 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.

1 515 (67.85%) Windows
2 435 (57.31%) SCCM
3 396 (52.17%) Active Directory
4 387 (50.99%) Microsoft
5 236 (31.09%) Windows Server 2008
6 230 (30.30%) VMware
7 203 (26.75%) DNS
8 196 (25.82%) PowerShell
9 176 (23.19%) ITIL
10 168 (22.13%) Windows Server 2012
11 166 (21.87%) DHCP
12 147 (19.37%) Windows Server 2003
13 141 (18.58%) Citrix
14 138 (18.18%) SQL Server
15 137 (18.05%) SQL
16 130 (17.13%) VMware Infrastructure
17 129 (17.00%) IIS
17 129 (17.00%) MS Exchange
18 124 (16.34%) SAN
19 123 (16.21%) MS Excel
20 115 (15.15%) HP
21 114 (15.02%) Hyper-V
22 111 (14.62%) Security Cleared
23 103 (13.57%) Microsoft Certification
24 88 (11.59%) Clustering
25 82 (10.80%) Finance
26 77 (10.14%) MCSE
26 77 (10.14%) SC Cleared
27 76 (10.01%) Cisco
27 76 (10.01%) vSphere

SCOM
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 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
1 129 (17.00%) IIS
1 129 (17.00%) MS Exchange
2 73 (9.62%) SharePoint
3 63 (8.30%) Exchange Server 2010
4 59 (7.77%) Lync
5 41 (5.40%) Exchange Server 2013
6 32 (4.22%) Exchange Server 2003
7 31 (4.08%) Exchange Server 2007
8 18 (2.37%) BizTalk Server
9 17 (2.24%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 12 (1.58%) SharePoint 2013
11 11 (1.45%) Tomcat
11 11 (1.45%) SharePoint 2010
12 10 (1.32%) Office Communications Server
13 9 (1.19%) JBoss
14 8 (1.05%) OpenStack
14 8 (1.05%) Lotus Domino
15 7 (0.92%) Apache
16 6 (0.79%) WebLogic
17 3 (0.40%) Confluence
Applications
1 123 (16.21%) MS Excel
2 30 (3.95%) MS Office
3 7 (0.92%) MS Visio
4 6 (0.79%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 20 (2.64%) Remedy ITSM
2 5 (0.66%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.53%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.40%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 63 (8.30%) Microsoft Azure
2 30 (3.95%) Amazon AWS
3 15 (1.98%) Office 365
4 3 (0.40%) Google Apps
5 1 (0.13%) SaaS
5 1 (0.13%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 203 (26.75%) DNS
2 166 (21.87%) DHCP
3 124 (16.34%) SAN
4 56 (7.38%) TCP/IP
5 53 (6.98%) FTP
6 47 (6.19%) WAN
7 44 (5.80%) NAS
8 43 (5.67%) Firewall
9 38 (5.01%) LAN
10 33 (4.35%) Internet
11 30 (3.95%) NetScaler
12 18 (2.37%) VPN
13 16 (2.11%) Cisco ASA
14 11 (1.45%) VLAN
14 11 (1.45%) Reverse Proxy
14 11 (1.45%) LDAP
15 8 (1.05%) SNMP
15 8 (1.05%) iSCSI
16 7 (0.92%) Network Security
16 7 (0.92%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 138 (18.18%) SQL Server
2 59 (7.77%) SQL Server 2008
3 40 (5.27%) SQL Server 2012
4 24 (3.16%) SQL Server 2005
5 10 (1.32%) Oracle Database
6 9 (1.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 9 (1.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 7 (0.92%) OLTP
8 5 (0.66%) SQL Server 2000
9 4 (0.53%) Data Warehouse
10 3 (0.40%) NoSQL
11 2 (0.26%) Couchbase
11 2 (0.26%) Hadoop
11 2 (0.26%) MySQL
11 2 (0.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 1 (0.13%) MS Access
12 1 (0.13%) RDBMS
12 1 (0.13%) MariaDB
12 1 (0.13%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 16 (2.11%) Visual Studio
2 7 (0.92%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 4 (0.53%) Git (software)
3 4 (0.53%) Fiddler
4 3 (0.40%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (0.40%) JIRA
4 3 (0.40%) Subversion
4 3 (0.40%) ClearCase
5 2 (0.26%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 2 (0.26%) Jenkins
5 2 (0.26%) SpecFlow
5 2 (0.26%) Cucumber
5 2 (0.26%) StyleCop
5 2 (0.26%) MSI
5 2 (0.26%) InstallShield
5 2 (0.26%) AdminStudio
6 1 (0.13%) NUnit
6 1 (0.13%) JUnit
6 1 (0.13%) GCC
General
1 82 (10.80%) Finance
2 31 (4.08%) Banking
3 21 (2.77%) Telecoms
4 20 (2.64%) Legal
5 16 (2.11%) Law
5 16 (2.11%) Retail
6 14 (1.84%) Publishing
7 10 (1.32%) Games
8 9 (1.19%) Financial Institution
9 6 (0.79%) Local Government
9 6 (0.79%) Investment Banking
10 5 (0.66%) Manufacturing
11 4 (0.53%) German Language
12 3 (0.40%) Online Betting
12 3 (0.40%) Marketing
12 3 (0.40%) Electronics
13 2 (0.26%) Dutch Language
14 1 (0.13%) French Language
14 1 (0.13%) Retail Banking
14 1 (0.13%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 132 (17.39%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 99 (13.04%) Consultant
3 72 (9.49%) Administrator
4 63 (8.30%) Analyst
5 48 (6.32%) Architect
6 42 (5.53%) Systems Administrator
7 40 (5.27%) Server Engineer
8 39 (5.14%) Support Engineer
9 33 (4.35%) 3rd Line Support
10 28 (3.69%) Wintel Engineer
11 26 (3.43%) Systems Engineer
12 25 (3.29%) Web Engineer
13 22 (2.90%) Operations Manager
13 22 (2.90%) Support Analyst
14 19 (2.50%) DBA
15 18 (2.37%) SCCM Engineer
15 18 (2.37%) SQL DBA
15 18 (2.37%) Web Infrastructure Engineer
16 17 (2.24%) Systems Manager
16 17 (2.24%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (5.27%) Web Services
2 36 (4.74%) .NET
3 22 (2.90%) XML
4 21 (2.77%) Application Packaging
5 11 (1.45%) Middleware
6 9 (1.19%) HTML
7 8 (1.05%) REST
7 8 (1.05%) DCOM
8 6 (0.79%) HTML5
8 6 (0.79%) ADO.NET
8 6 (0.79%) SOAP
8 6 (0.79%) SAP PI
9 3 (0.40%) Software Packaging
9 3 (0.40%) MSMQ
9 3 (0.40%) ASP.NET
10 2 (0.26%) OLE
10 2 (0.26%) OLE DB
11 1 (0.13%) JSON
11 1 (0.13%) .NET Framework
11 1 (0.13%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 88 (11.59%) Clustering
2 36 (4.74%) Replication
3 29 (3.82%) PKI
4 26 (3.43%) Blackberry
5 22 (2.90%) CMDB
5 22 (2.90%) Analytical Skills
6 12 (1.58%) Management Information System
7 10 (1.32%) Computer Science
8 9 (1.19%) Fat Client
8 9 (1.19%) CESG
8 9 (1.19%) Thin Client
9 8 (1.05%) iPad
9 8 (1.05%) Client/Server
9 8 (1.05%) Online Games
10 7 (0.92%) Enterprise Software
11 6 (0.79%) CLARiiON
12 5 (0.66%) Video Conferencing
12 5 (0.66%) Mainframe
13 4 (0.53%) CESG CLAS
14 3 (0.40%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 515 (67.85%) Windows
2 236 (31.09%) Windows Server 2008
3 168 (22.13%) Windows Server 2012
4 147 (19.37%) Windows Server 2003
5 54 (7.11%) Windows 7
6 52 (6.85%) Linux
6 52 (6.85%) UNIX
7 31 (4.08%) Windows XP
8 19 (2.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 18 (2.37%) Windows 2000
10 17 (2.24%) Windows 2000 Server
11 13 (1.71%) Windows 8
12 11 (1.45%) Windows NT
13 9 (1.19%) Solaris
14 3 (0.40%) Android
14 3 (0.40%) Ubuntu
15 2 (0.26%) Windows Phone
15 2 (0.26%) VMS
15 2 (0.26%) AIX
15 2 (0.26%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 176 (23.19%) ITIL
2 64 (8.43%) E-Commerce
2 64 (8.43%) Migration
3 49 (6.46%) Service Delivery
4 43 (5.67%) Disaster Recovery
5 42 (5.53%) Project Management
6 41 (5.40%) Change Management
7 35 (4.61%) Capacity Planning
8 32 (4.22%) ITSM
9 29 (3.82%) Service Management
10 27 (3.56%) Configuration Management
11 26 (3.43%) Incident Management
11 26 (3.43%) Load Balancing
11 26 (3.43%) Performance Tuning
11 26 (3.43%) Performance Monitoring
12 23 (3.03%) Business Continuity
13 22 (2.90%) Capacity Management
14 18 (2.37%) Root Cause Analysis
15 17 (2.24%) DevOps
16 16 (2.11%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 196 (25.82%) PowerShell
2 137 (18.05%) SQL
3 69 (9.09%) VBScript
4 25 (3.29%) VB
4 25 (3.29%) Perl
5 23 (3.03%) T-SQL
6 22 (2.90%) C#
7 21 (2.77%) Shell Script
8 11 (1.45%) Python
9 10 (1.32%) Java
10 8 (1.05%) JavaScript
11 6 (0.79%) C
12 5 (0.66%) C++
13 3 (0.40%) Ruby
14 2 (0.26%) PHP
15 1 (0.13%) XPath
15 1 (0.13%) VBA
15 1 (0.13%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 111 (14.62%) Security Cleared
2 103 (13.57%) Microsoft Certification
3 77 (10.14%) MCSE
3 77 (10.14%) SC Cleared
4 38 (5.01%) DV Cleared
5 37 (4.87%) Degree
6 29 (3.82%) MCITP
7 28 (3.69%) MCP
8 20 (2.64%) MCTS
9 14 (1.84%) Cisco Certification
10 13 (1.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 12 (1.58%) MCSA
12 10 (1.32%) Citrix Certification
13 9 (1.19%) CCNA
14 8 (1.05%) ITIL Certification
15 7 (0.92%) CCA
16 5 (0.66%) VCP5
17 3 (0.40%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
17 3 (0.40%) CCEA
17 3 (0.40%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 66 (8.70%) SLA
2 6 (0.79%) GPG13
3 3 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (0.40%) BS7799
3 3 (0.40%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.13%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.13%) QA
System Software
1 396 (52.17%) Active Directory
2 130 (17.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 114 (15.02%) Hyper-V
4 76 (10.01%) vSphere
5 69 (9.09%) XenApp
6 50 (6.59%) VMware ESX
7 42 (5.53%) XenDesktop
8 34 (4.48%) ISA Server
9 31 (4.08%) Microsoft App-V
10 28 (3.69%) UAG
11 26 (3.43%) XenServer
12 24 (3.16%) VMware ESXi
13 19 (2.50%) Forefront TMG
14 18 (2.37%) Terminal Services
15 14 (1.84%) vCloud
16 10 (1.32%) Veritas Cluster Server
17 9 (1.19%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 9 (1.19%) NFS
18 7 (0.92%) Citrix Presentation Server
19 6 (0.79%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 435 (57.31%) SCCM
2 70 (9.22%) SCOrch
3 51 (6.72%) SCSM
4 39 (5.14%) NetBackup
5 38 (5.01%) SCVMM
6 35 (4.61%) HP SIM
7 20 (2.64%) Tivoli
8 19 (2.50%) BMC PATROL
9 18 (2.37%) WMI
10 17 (2.24%) WSUS
11 16 (2.11%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 16 (2.11%) SCDPM
11 16 (2.11%) Puppet
12 15 (1.98%) MOM
13 14 (1.84%) McAfee ePO
13 14 (1.84%) Netcool
13 14 (1.84%) Netcool/OMNIbus
14 12 (1.58%) EdgeSight
14 12 (1.58%) Backup Exec
15 11 (1.45%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 387 (50.99%) Microsoft
2 230 (30.30%) VMware
3 141 (18.58%) Citrix
4 115 (15.15%) HP
5 76 (10.01%) Cisco
6 66 (8.70%) BMC
7 59 (7.77%) Symantec
8 57 (7.51%) IBM
9 46 (6.06%) EMC
10 43 (5.67%) SolarWinds
11 40 (5.27%) Remedy
11 40 (5.27%) Dell
12 33 (4.35%) Oracle
13 31 (4.08%) NetApp
14 30 (3.95%) McAfee
15 24 (3.16%) Akamai
16 22 (2.90%) Sophos
16 22 (2.90%) F5
17 19 (2.50%) AppSense
18 17 (2.24%) Red Hat
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Streamline Connections
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
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Rate: Negotiable Day Rate
Posted: 2 days ago
Wirral, Merseyside
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Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 2 days ago
London
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Posted: 2 days ago
London
Mercator IT Solutions
Rate: £Market
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £250 - £400 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Green Thompson Consulting
Rate: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
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Rate: £347.48 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
South East England
Real Staffing
Rate: £285 - £330 per day + competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
West Midlands
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
Luton
Interquest - ITQ Financial - Tunbridge Wells
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per day
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Telford
Jumar Solutions
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