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 2 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
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM)
Rank 326 298 355
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +57
Contract jobs citing SCOM 324 320 255
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.57% 0.60% 0.44%
As % of the Systems Management category 7.61% 8.25% 6.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 187 159 147
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£355 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.42% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £450 £457
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 27 14
Average hourly rate £25.00 £31.56 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.77% +5.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.70 £24.50 £12.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.20 £40.57 £34.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £31.56 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-0.17% +5.18%

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
4260 3877 3783
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.54% 7.25% 6.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 2518 2256 1967
Average daily rate £388 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £213 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 151 151 174
Average hourly rate £19.91 £22.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.50% +12.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.38 £13.05 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.51 £36.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.06 £20.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.14% +10.81%

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 2 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 2 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 2 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 -12 309 £361 +5.47% 83
London +25 125 £408 +7.23% 18
South East -38 71 £325 - 28
City of London +46 35 £400 +11.11% 6
East of England -2 32 £350 -12.50% 6
North West -11 24 £275 +14.58% 8
Bedfordshire - 24 £350 - 2
Berkshire +3 21 £375 - 11
Surrey -18 21 £358 +11.71% 4
South West -19 21 £394 +43.18% 17
Luton - 21 £350 - 1
Reading +14 17 £388 +46.22% 7
Hampshire -2 17 £310 -7.46% 4
Scotland -7 14 £348 +11.43% 5
Wiltshire +5 13 £344 -
Yorkshire +5 13 £311 -7.77% 1
West Midlands -13 11 £255 -49.00%
Manchester -4 10 £175 -27.08% 6
Cheshire +5 8 - - 1
West Yorkshire +1 7 £288 -17.85%
East Midlands 0 7 £300 +20.00% 2
Leeds +4 6 £288 -17.85%
Nottinghamshire +15 5 £275 +10.00% 2
South Yorkshire +9 5 £335 +3.07%
Buckinghamshire -9 5 - - 2
Birmingham +3 4 - -
Cambridge -6 4 - -
Cambridgeshire -8 4 - -
Kent -8 4 £325 +116.66% 2
Milton Keynes -10 4 - -

SCOM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 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.

1 426 (73.32%) Windows
2 360 (61.96%) SCCM
3 318 (54.73%) Microsoft
4 311 (53.53%) Active Directory
5 231 (39.76%) Windows Server 2008
6 209 (35.97%) VMware
7 156 (26.85%) PowerShell
8 147 (25.30%) Windows Server 2012
9 146 (25.13%) Windows Server 2003
10 145 (24.96%) DNS
11 133 (22.89%) ITIL
12 129 (22.20%) Citrix
13 126 (21.69%) SQL
14 124 (21.34%) SQL Server
15 120 (20.65%) DHCP
16 119 (20.48%) MS Exchange
17 118 (20.31%) HP
18 117 (20.14%) VMware Infrastructure
18 117 (20.14%) Hyper-V
19 112 (19.28%) MS Excel
20 111 (19.10%) SAN
21 100 (17.21%) Microsoft Certification
22 94 (16.18%) Clustering
23 87 (14.97%) Security Cleared
24 78 (13.43%) Finance
25 77 (13.25%) SharePoint
26 76 (13.08%) IIS
27 75 (12.91%) Cisco
28 65 (11.19%) Migration
29 64 (11.02%) BMC

SCOM
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 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
1 119 (20.48%) MS Exchange
2 77 (13.25%) SharePoint
3 76 (13.08%) IIS
4 63 (10.84%) Exchange Server 2010
5 40 (6.88%) Lync
6 38 (6.54%) Exchange Server 2007
7 31 (5.34%) Exchange Server 2013
7 31 (5.34%) Exchange Server 2003
8 24 (4.13%) SharePoint 2010
9 9 (1.55%) SharePoint 2013
9 9 (1.55%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 7 (1.20%) BizTalk Server
11 6 (1.03%) Lotus Domino
11 6 (1.03%) WebLogic
11 6 (1.03%) Tomcat
12 5 (0.86%) Apache
12 5 (0.86%) SharePoint Server
12 5 (0.86%) JOnAS
13 4 (0.69%) IBM Notes
13 4 (0.69%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 112 (19.28%) MS Excel
2 24 (4.13%) MS Office
3 9 (1.55%) InfoPath
4 3 (0.52%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.34%) MS Project
6 1 (0.17%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 23 (3.96%) Remedy ITSM
2 7 (1.20%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.52%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 18 (3.10%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (1.20%) Office 365
3 6 (1.03%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.34%) SaaS
4 2 (0.34%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 145 (24.96%) DNS
2 120 (20.65%) DHCP
3 111 (19.10%) SAN
4 59 (10.15%) TCP/IP
5 45 (7.75%) WAN
6 42 (7.23%) Firewall
7 40 (6.88%) LAN
8 21 (3.61%) FTP
9 19 (3.27%) VPN
9 19 (3.27%) Internet
10 14 (2.41%) HTTP
11 12 (2.07%) IPsec
12 11 (1.89%) SMTP
12 11 (1.89%) NAS
12 11 (1.89%) NetScaler
13 10 (1.72%) LDAP
13 10 (1.72%) VLAN
13 10 (1.72%) Cisco ASA
13 10 (1.72%) Wireless
14 8 (1.38%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 124 (21.34%) SQL Server
2 45 (7.75%) SQL Server 2008
3 30 (5.16%) SQL Server 2005
4 22 (3.79%) Oracle Database
5 20 (3.44%) SQL Server 2012
6 15 (2.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 13 (2.24%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 11 (1.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 10 (1.72%) SQL Server 2000
10 9 (1.55%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 8 (1.38%) Relational Database
11 8 (1.38%) RDBMS
11 8 (1.38%) MySQL
12 6 (1.03%) Oracle Database 10g
12 6 (1.03%) Oracle Database 11g
13 5 (0.86%) Sybase ASE
14 4 (0.69%) Sybase IQ
15 3 (0.52%) DTS
15 3 (0.52%) Hadoop
16 2 (0.34%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 9 (1.55%) Visual Studio
2 8 (1.38%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 7 (1.20%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 5 (0.86%) ClearCase
5 4 (0.69%) MSI
5 4 (0.69%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (0.52%) Git (software)
6 3 (0.52%) InstallShield
6 3 (0.52%) AdminStudio
7 2 (0.34%) NUnit
7 2 (0.34%) Subversion
7 2 (0.34%) JUnit
8 1 (0.17%) GCC
General
1 78 (13.43%) Finance
2 27 (4.65%) Banking
3 14 (2.41%) Financial Institution
4 11 (1.89%) Telecoms
4 11 (1.89%) Legal
5 9 (1.55%) Local Government
6 8 (1.38%) Law
7 7 (1.20%) Investment Banking
8 6 (1.03%) Retail
9 5 (0.86%) Publishing
9 5 (0.86%) Games
10 4 (0.69%) German Language
11 3 (0.52%) Dutch Language
11 3 (0.52%) French Language
12 2 (0.34%) Manufacturing
12 2 (0.34%) Marketing
13 1 (0.17%) Norwegian Language
13 1 (0.17%) Aerospace
13 1 (0.17%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 106 (18.24%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 72 (12.39%) Consultant
3 58 (9.98%) Administrator
4 47 (8.09%) Analyst
5 43 (7.40%) Systems Administrator
6 41 (7.06%) Architect
7 32 (5.51%) Server Engineer
8 31 (5.34%) Wintel Engineer
9 29 (4.99%) DBA
10 28 (4.82%) Systems Engineer
11 24 (4.13%) Support Engineer
12 22 (3.79%) SQL DBA
13 19 (3.27%) SCCM Engineer
14 15 (2.58%) Infrastructure Architect
14 15 (2.58%) Technical Architect
15 13 (2.24%) SQL Server DBA
15 13 (2.24%) Operations Analyst
15 13 (2.24%) Senior Systems Administrator
16 12 (2.07%) Technical Engineer
16 12 (2.07%) Deployment Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (3.79%) .NET
2 16 (2.75%) Application Packaging
3 14 (2.41%) XML
4 13 (2.24%) Web Services
5 12 (2.07%) Middleware
6 10 (1.72%) DCOM
7 8 (1.38%) HTML
7 8 (1.38%) Windows SharePoint Services
8 6 (1.03%) HTML5
8 6 (1.03%) ADO.NET
9 3 (0.52%) XMPP
10 2 (0.34%) JAXB
10 2 (0.34%) Software Packaging
10 2 (0.34%) jQuery
10 2 (0.34%) ASP.NET
10 2 (0.34%) CSS
10 2 (0.34%) SOAP
10 2 (0.34%) XSLT
10 2 (0.34%) REST
10 2 (0.34%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 94 (16.18%) Clustering
2 27 (4.65%) PKI
3 26 (4.48%) Blackberry
4 21 (3.61%) CMDB
5 19 (3.27%) Replication
6 14 (2.41%) Hedge funds
7 11 (1.89%) Management Information System
8 10 (1.72%) Computer Science
9 7 (1.20%) Enterprise Software
10 6 (1.03%) NHS
10 6 (1.03%) Mathematics
11 5 (0.86%) Online Games
12 4 (0.69%) Statistics
12 4 (0.69%) CESG
13 3 (0.52%) Client/Server
13 3 (0.52%) Thin Client
13 3 (0.52%) Fat Client
14 2 (0.34%) Open Source
14 2 (0.34%) Mainframe
15 1 (0.17%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 426 (73.32%) Windows
2 231 (39.76%) Windows Server 2008
3 147 (25.30%) Windows Server 2012
4 146 (25.13%) Windows Server 2003
5 60 (10.33%) Windows 7
6 50 (8.61%) UNIX
7 45 (7.75%) Linux
8 29 (4.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 20 (3.44%) Windows XP
10 14 (2.41%) Windows 2000 Server
10 14 (2.41%) Windows 8
11 11 (1.89%) Solaris
12 10 (1.72%) Windows 2000
13 9 (1.55%) Windows NT
14 6 (1.03%) CentOS
15 5 (0.86%) AIX
16 3 (0.52%) SUSE
16 3 (0.52%) Windows Vista
17 2 (0.34%) VMS
17 2 (0.34%) NetWare
Processes & Methodologies
1 133 (22.89%) ITIL
2 65 (11.19%) Migration
3 40 (6.88%) Disaster Recovery
4 33 (5.68%) Change Management
5 29 (4.99%) Service Delivery
6 28 (4.82%) Project Management
7 26 (4.48%) Capacity Planning
7 26 (4.48%) Performance Tuning
8 23 (3.96%) Capacity Management
8 23 (3.96%) ITSM
9 22 (3.79%) E-Commerce
9 22 (3.79%) User Acceptance Testing
10 17 (2.93%) Business Continuity
11 16 (2.75%) Incident Management
11 16 (2.75%) Configuration Management
11 16 (2.75%) Asset Management
12 14 (2.41%) Load Balancing
12 14 (2.41%) Network Monitoring
13 13 (2.24%) Data Protection
14 12 (2.07%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 156 (26.85%) PowerShell
2 126 (21.69%) SQL
3 39 (6.71%) VBScript
4 33 (5.68%) Perl
5 23 (3.96%) T-SQL
6 16 (2.75%) VB
7 14 (2.41%) Shell Script
8 12 (2.07%) JavaScript
9 9 (1.55%) C#
9 9 (1.55%) Python
10 7 (1.20%) C
11 6 (1.03%) Java
12 4 (0.69%) PHP
13 2 (0.34%) C-shell
13 2 (0.34%) Korn
13 2 (0.34%) XPath
14 1 (0.17%) VBA
Qualifications
1 100 (17.21%) Microsoft Certification
2 87 (14.97%) Security Cleared
3 63 (10.84%) MCSE
4 49 (8.43%) SC Cleared
5 38 (6.54%) MCITP
6 32 (5.51%) DV Cleared
7 26 (4.48%) Degree
8 25 (4.30%) MCTS
9 20 (3.44%) MCP
10 18 (3.10%) MCSA
11 7 (1.20%) CCNA
11 7 (1.20%) Cisco Certification
12 6 (1.03%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 6 (1.03%) ITIL Certification
12 6 (1.03%) Citrix Certification
13 4 (0.69%) CCA
14 3 (0.52%) OCP
14 3 (0.52%) Oracle Certification
14 3 (0.52%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 3 (0.52%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (9.29%) SLA
2 6 (1.03%) GPG13
3 5 (0.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.69%) QA
5 3 (0.52%) ISO 9001
5 3 (0.52%) BS7799
6 2 (0.34%) COBIT
7 1 (0.17%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 311 (53.53%) Active Directory
2 117 (20.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 117 (20.14%) Hyper-V
3 60 (10.33%) vSphere
4 53 (9.12%) XenApp
5 29 (4.99%) VMware ESX
6 27 (4.65%) XenServer
7 26 (4.48%) UAG
8 23 (3.96%) VMware ESXi
9 22 (3.79%) ISA Server
10 21 (3.61%) XenDesktop
11 20 (3.44%) Forefront TMG
12 16 (2.75%) Microsoft App-V
13 14 (2.41%) Terminal Services
13 14 (2.41%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 14 (2.41%) vCloud
14 7 (1.20%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 7 (1.20%) Oracle RAC
14 7 (1.20%) Oracle RMAN
15 5 (0.86%) NFS
Systems Management
1 360 (61.96%) SCCM
2 47 (8.09%) SCOrch
3 33 (5.68%) NetBackup
4 32 (5.51%) SCVMM
5 29 (4.99%) SCSM
6 26 (4.48%) HP SIM
7 21 (3.61%) BMC PATROL
7 21 (3.61%) Control-M
8 20 (3.44%) WSUS
9 19 (3.27%) MOM
9 19 (3.27%) Nagios
10 17 (2.93%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 16 (2.75%) WMI
12 14 (2.41%) Backup Exec
13 13 (2.24%) Tivoli
14 12 (2.07%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
14 12 (2.07%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
15 10 (1.72%) SCDPM
15 10 (1.72%) SolarWinds Orion
16 9 (1.55%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 318 (54.73%) Microsoft
2 209 (35.97%) VMware
3 129 (22.20%) Citrix
4 118 (20.31%) HP
5 75 (12.91%) Cisco
6 64 (11.02%) BMC
7 52 (8.95%) SolarWinds
8 40 (6.88%) Symantec
9 33 (5.68%) Remedy
9 33 (5.68%) Oracle
10 29 (4.99%) EMC
11 27 (4.65%) IBM
11 27 (4.65%) NetApp
11 27 (4.65%) Altiris
12 26 (4.48%) F5
13 25 (4.30%) Red Hat
13 25 (4.30%) McAfee
14 23 (3.96%) Intel
14 23 (3.96%) Dell
15 18 (3.10%) Sophos
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