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 22 September 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM)
Rank 297 290 348
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +58
Contract jobs citing SCOM 366 331 268
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.63% 0.63% 0.46%
As % of the Systems Management category 8.32% 8.80% 7.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 215 178 160
Average daily rate
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£363 £330 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.84% -10.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £215 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £433 £462
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 24 14
Average hourly rate £29.25 £32.03 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.67% +6.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £23.00 £12.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.13 £40.57 £34.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £32.03 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-1.64% +6.75%

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
4401 3761 3748
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.61% 7.12% 6.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 2613 2221 1965
Average daily rate £400 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £313
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +8.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 163 155 175
Average hourly rate £22.00 £22.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.22% +18.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.55 £13.65 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.75 £40.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-4.25% +30.55%

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 22 September 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 22 September 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 22 September 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 -12 346 £363 +11.53% 95
London +5 129 £400 +8.84% 26
South East -27 81 £363 +11.53% 23
East of England +7 48 £350 -12.50% 5
City of London +36 37 £444 +36.53% 7
Bedfordshire - 34 £350 - 2
Surrey -5 28 £390 +21.87% 7
Luton - 27 £350 - 1
West Midlands +7 23 £270 -28.00% 4
North West -18 21 £275 +14.58% 8
Scotland +2 19 £330 +5.60% 2
Hampshire -5 19 £325 -2.98% 5
Berkshire 0 18 £388 +14.81% 6
South West -25 17 £356 +29.54% 22
Reading +14 13 £400 +40.96% 6
Yorkshire +11 13 £335 - 3
Wiltshire +3 12 £356 -20.92% 2
Hertfordshire -22 10 £425 +3.97%
East Midlands -6 9 £318 +27.00% 2
Shropshire - 9 £275 -
Cheshire -8 8 £400 +77.77% 1
Kent 0 7 £356 +137.50% 1
Chester -3 7 - -
Manchester -16 7 £175 -27.08% 7
Nottinghamshire +9 6 £288 +15.00%
West Yorkshire -3 6 £250 - 2
Buckinghamshire -12 6 - -
South Yorkshire - 6 £335 - 1
Leeds -2 5 £250 - 2
Edinburgh -5 5 £230 -

SCOM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 September 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.

1 454 (72.52%) Windows
2 379 (60.54%) SCCM
3 344 (54.95%) Microsoft
4 339 (54.15%) Active Directory
5 233 (37.22%) Windows Server 2008
6 212 (33.87%) VMware
7 165 (26.36%) PowerShell
8 160 (25.56%) Windows Server 2012
9 159 (25.40%) DNS
10 157 (25.08%) Windows Server 2003
11 137 (21.88%) ITIL
12 132 (21.09%) SQL
12 132 (21.09%) Citrix
13 129 (20.61%) DHCP
14 128 (20.45%) HP
15 123 (19.65%) MS Excel
16 120 (19.17%) MS Exchange
17 119 (19.01%) SQL Server
18 118 (18.85%) Hyper-V
19 113 (18.05%) SAN
20 111 (17.73%) VMware Infrastructure
21 105 (16.77%) Microsoft Certification
22 100 (15.97%) Clustering
23 94 (15.02%) Security Cleared
24 93 (14.86%) Finance
25 87 (13.90%) IIS
26 79 (12.62%) Cisco
27 73 (11.66%) SharePoint
27 73 (11.66%) Migration
28 70 (11.18%) BMC

SCOM
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 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
1 120 (19.17%) MS Exchange
2 87 (13.90%) IIS
3 73 (11.66%) SharePoint
4 57 (9.11%) Exchange Server 2010
5 43 (6.87%) Lync
6 37 (5.91%) Exchange Server 2007
7 34 (5.43%) Exchange Server 2003
8 31 (4.95%) Exchange Server 2013
9 22 (3.51%) SharePoint 2010
10 11 (1.76%) SharePoint 2013
11 9 (1.44%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 8 (1.28%) BizTalk Server
13 6 (0.96%) Tomcat
13 6 (0.96%) WebLogic
14 5 (0.80%) SharePoint Server
14 5 (0.80%) Office Communications Server
15 4 (0.64%) Apache
16 3 (0.48%) JOnAS
17 2 (0.32%) Drupal
17 2 (0.32%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 123 (19.65%) MS Excel
2 31 (4.95%) MS Office
3 7 (1.12%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.80%) MS Project
5 3 (0.48%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.16%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 20 (3.19%) Remedy ITSM
2 10 (1.60%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.48%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.32%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 27 (4.31%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (1.76%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (0.96%) Office 365
4 3 (0.48%) Google Apps
5 2 (0.32%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 159 (25.40%) DNS
2 129 (20.61%) DHCP
3 113 (18.05%) SAN
4 60 (9.58%) TCP/IP
5 46 (7.35%) Firewall
6 45 (7.19%) WAN
7 38 (6.07%) LAN
8 27 (4.31%) FTP
9 21 (3.35%) VPN
10 19 (3.04%) Internet
11 13 (2.08%) VLAN
11 13 (2.08%) Cisco ASA
11 13 (2.08%) NAS
12 12 (1.92%) IPsec
13 11 (1.76%) NetScaler
14 10 (1.60%) Wireless
14 10 (1.60%) LDAP
15 8 (1.28%) HTTP
15 8 (1.28%) Reverse Proxy
15 8 (1.28%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 119 (19.01%) SQL Server
2 46 (7.35%) SQL Server 2008
3 23 (3.67%) SQL Server 2012
4 19 (3.04%) Oracle Database
4 19 (3.04%) SQL Server 2005
5 13 (2.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 11 (1.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 10 (1.60%) SQL Server 2000
7 10 (1.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 7 (1.12%) Relational Database
8 7 (1.12%) RDBMS
8 7 (1.12%) MySQL
9 6 (0.96%) Oracle Database 10g
9 6 (0.96%) Oracle Database 11g
9 6 (0.96%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 4 (0.64%) Sybase ASE
10 4 (0.64%) Sybase IQ
11 3 (0.48%) OLTP
11 3 (0.48%) DTS
11 3 (0.48%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 11 (1.76%) Visual Studio
2 8 (1.28%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 7 (1.12%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 5 (0.80%) ClearCase
5 4 (0.64%) MSI
6 3 (0.48%) InstallShield
6 3 (0.48%) AdminStudio
6 3 (0.48%) Git (software)
7 2 (0.32%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (0.32%) JUnit
7 2 (0.32%) NUnit
7 2 (0.32%) Subversion
8 1 (0.16%) JIRA
8 1 (0.16%) GCC
General
1 93 (14.86%) Finance
2 28 (4.47%) Banking
3 16 (2.56%) Legal
4 13 (2.08%) Financial Institution
4 13 (2.08%) Telecoms
5 12 (1.92%) Law
6 8 (1.28%) Publishing
6 8 (1.28%) Retail
6 8 (1.28%) Local Government
7 6 (0.96%) Investment Banking
8 5 (0.80%) Games
9 4 (0.64%) German Language
10 2 (0.32%) Marketing
10 2 (0.32%) Dutch Language
10 2 (0.32%) French Language
11 1 (0.16%) Norwegian Language
11 1 (0.16%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.16%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.16%) Advertising
11 1 (0.16%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 115 (18.37%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 73 (11.66%) Consultant
3 63 (10.06%) Administrator
4 56 (8.95%) Analyst
5 48 (7.67%) Systems Administrator
6 45 (7.19%) Architect
7 41 (6.55%) Server Engineer
8 31 (4.95%) Systems Engineer
8 31 (4.95%) Wintel Engineer
9 29 (4.63%) DBA
9 29 (4.63%) Support Engineer
10 22 (3.51%) SQL DBA
11 17 (2.72%) SCCM Engineer
12 16 (2.56%) Technical Architect
13 15 (2.40%) Support Analyst
13 15 (2.40%) Infrastructure Architect
13 15 (2.40%) Senior Systems Administrator
14 14 (2.24%) Operations Analyst
14 14 (2.24%) 3rd Line Support
14 14 (2.24%) Monitoring Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (3.83%) .NET
2 21 (3.35%) Application Packaging
3 19 (3.04%) Web Services
4 16 (2.56%) XML
5 12 (1.92%) Middleware
6 10 (1.60%) DCOM
7 8 (1.28%) HTML
8 6 (0.96%) ADO.NET
8 6 (0.96%) HTML5
9 3 (0.48%) XMPP
9 3 (0.48%) .NET Framework
10 2 (0.32%) JSON
10 2 (0.32%) Windows SharePoint Services
10 2 (0.32%) JAXB
10 2 (0.32%) ASP.NET
10 2 (0.32%) CSS
10 2 (0.32%) SOAP
10 2 (0.32%) XSLT
10 2 (0.32%) REST
10 2 (0.32%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 100 (15.97%) Clustering
2 26 (4.15%) Analytical Skills
3 25 (3.99%) CMDB
3 25 (3.99%) PKI
4 20 (3.19%) Blackberry
5 18 (2.88%) Replication
6 13 (2.08%) Management Information System
6 13 (2.08%) Computer Science
7 12 (1.92%) Hedge funds
8 7 (1.12%) Enterprise Software
8 7 (1.12%) CESG
9 6 (0.96%) Mathematics
10 5 (0.80%) Client/Server
10 5 (0.80%) Online Games
11 4 (0.64%) Thin Client
11 4 (0.64%) Fat Client
11 4 (0.64%) NHS
11 4 (0.64%) Statistics
12 3 (0.48%) Mainframe
13 2 (0.32%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 454 (72.52%) Windows
2 233 (37.22%) Windows Server 2008
3 160 (25.56%) Windows Server 2012
4 157 (25.08%) Windows Server 2003
5 66 (10.54%) Windows 7
6 58 (9.27%) UNIX
7 49 (7.83%) Linux
8 25 (3.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 18 (2.88%) Windows XP
10 15 (2.40%) Windows 2000 Server
11 14 (2.24%) Windows 8
12 11 (1.76%) Windows 2000
12 11 (1.76%) Solaris
13 10 (1.60%) Windows NT
14 5 (0.80%) AIX
14 5 (0.80%) CentOS
15 3 (0.48%) SUSE
15 3 (0.48%) Windows Vista
16 2 (0.32%) VMS
16 2 (0.32%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 137 (21.88%) ITIL
2 73 (11.66%) Migration
3 41 (6.55%) Disaster Recovery
4 39 (6.23%) Change Management
5 33 (5.27%) Service Delivery
6 30 (4.79%) E-Commerce
7 26 (4.15%) Performance Tuning
8 25 (3.99%) Project Management
9 23 (3.67%) ITSM
9 23 (3.67%) User Acceptance Testing
9 23 (3.67%) Capacity Planning
10 22 (3.51%) Business Continuity
11 20 (3.19%) Configuration Management
11 20 (3.19%) Capacity Management
12 17 (2.72%) Root Cause Analysis
12 17 (2.72%) Incident Management
12 17 (2.72%) Load Balancing
13 15 (2.40%) Service Management
14 14 (2.24%) Asset Management
14 14 (2.24%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 165 (26.36%) PowerShell
2 132 (21.09%) SQL
3 49 (7.83%) VBScript
4 39 (6.23%) Perl
5 24 (3.83%) T-SQL
6 18 (2.88%) VB
6 18 (2.88%) Shell Script
7 12 (1.92%) JavaScript
7 12 (1.92%) Python
8 9 (1.44%) C#
9 8 (1.28%) C
10 7 (1.12%) Java
11 4 (0.64%) PHP
12 3 (0.48%) Ruby
13 2 (0.32%) Korn
13 2 (0.32%) XPath
13 2 (0.32%) C-shell
14 1 (0.16%) VBA
Qualifications
1 105 (16.77%) Microsoft Certification
2 94 (15.02%) Security Cleared
3 66 (10.54%) MCSE
4 57 (9.11%) SC Cleared
5 34 (5.43%) MCITP
6 31 (4.95%) Degree
6 31 (4.95%) DV Cleared
7 22 (3.51%) MCP
8 21 (3.35%) MCTS
9 19 (3.04%) MCSA
10 11 (1.76%) CCNA
10 11 (1.76%) Cisco Certification
11 8 (1.28%) Citrix Certification
11 8 (1.28%) ITIL Certification
12 7 (1.12%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 4 (0.64%) CCA
14 3 (0.48%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 3 (0.48%) BC Cleared
15 2 (0.32%) Microsoft Certified Architect
15 2 (0.32%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (8.95%) SLA
2 6 (0.96%) GPG13
3 4 (0.64%) QA
3 4 (0.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.48%) BS7799
4 3 (0.48%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.32%) COBIT
6 1 (0.16%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 339 (54.15%) Active Directory
2 118 (18.85%) Hyper-V
3 111 (17.73%) VMware Infrastructure
4 64 (10.22%) vSphere
5 59 (9.42%) XenApp
6 37 (5.91%) VMware ESX
7 27 (4.31%) XenServer
7 27 (4.31%) XenDesktop
7 27 (4.31%) UAG
8 24 (3.83%) ISA Server
9 22 (3.51%) VMware ESXi
10 20 (3.19%) Forefront TMG
11 19 (3.04%) Microsoft App-V
12 14 (2.24%) Terminal Services
13 12 (1.92%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 8 (1.28%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 7 (1.12%) Oracle RAC
16 6 (0.96%) Oracle RMAN
16 6 (0.96%) vCloud
17 5 (0.80%) NFS
Systems Management
1 379 (60.54%) SCCM
2 52 (8.31%) SCOrch
3 36 (5.75%) SCSM
4 35 (5.59%) SCVMM
5 34 (5.43%) NetBackup
6 31 (4.95%) HP SIM
7 24 (3.83%) Control-M
8 23 (3.67%) BMC PATROL
9 20 (3.19%) MOM
10 19 (3.04%) Nagios
11 18 (2.88%) Tivoli
11 18 (2.88%) WSUS
12 16 (2.56%) WMI
12 16 (2.56%) Forefront Identity Manager
13 13 (2.08%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
14 12 (1.92%) Backup Exec
15 11 (1.76%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
15 11 (1.76%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
15 11 (1.76%) SCDPM
16 10 (1.60%) SAP Afaria
Vendors
1 344 (54.95%) Microsoft
2 212 (33.87%) VMware
3 132 (21.09%) Citrix
4 128 (20.45%) HP
5 79 (12.62%) Cisco
6 70 (11.18%) BMC
7 54 (8.63%) SolarWinds
8 44 (7.03%) Symantec
9 37 (5.91%) EMC
10 32 (5.11%) IBM
11 31 (4.95%) Remedy
12 30 (4.79%) McAfee
13 29 (4.63%) Oracle
14 25 (3.99%) Intel
14 25 (3.99%) Dell
14 25 (3.99%) Altiris
15 24 (3.83%) NetApp
16 22 (3.51%) Red Hat
17 21 (3.35%) F5
18 20 (3.19%) Sophos
Bedfordshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
City of London
Mint Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £250 - £255 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
Redhill, Surrey
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Neg
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
DP Connect
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: £270 - £310 per day + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
London
DP Connect
Rate: £390 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Polar Recruitment
Rate: £0000 - £1111 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
Advantage XPO
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
South West
Synergize Consulting
Rate: From £1 to £1 per day market rates
Posted: 4 days ago
Surrey
Greythorn
Rate: £59 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £450.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Redhill, Surrey
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Excellent Market Rates
Posted: 5 days ago
Salisbury, Wiltshire
Sanderson
Rate: £350 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Net Talent
Posted: 6 days ago
Coventry
DP Connect
Rate: negotiable
Posted: 6 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 6 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago