The table below looks at the statistics for SCOM skills in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SCOM over the 3 months to 1 July 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
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM)
Rank 65 54 48
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -6
Contract jobs citing SCOM 1 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.14% 0.30% 0.38%
As % of the Systems Management category 2.27% 8.70% 8.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 1
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£400 £315 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.98% -37.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £341
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -4.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.09 £28.25 £30.50
% change year-on-year
-11.17% -7.37%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Systems Management category in contract jobs advertised in the Birmingham region.

Systems Management Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
44 23 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 6.03% 3.43% 4.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 9 13
Average daily rate £400 £320 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +1.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £284 £214
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £430 £444
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £338 £335
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 0
Average hourly rate £26.50 £10.95 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+142.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £18.75 £20.75
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -9.63%

SCOM
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SCOM across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Systems Management category.

SCOM Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

SCOM
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SCOM across the Birmingham region.

SCOM Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

SCOM
Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SCOM across the Birmingham region.

SCOM Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

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Top 23 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region 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 2 (66.67%) DHCP
1 2 (66.67%) DNS
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
1 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) MCSE
2 1 (33.33%) SharePoint
2 1 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 1 (33.33%) IIS
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (33.33%) ISA Server
2 1 (33.33%) VMware
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Vista
2 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (33.33%) SCCM
2 1 (33.33%) Office Communications Server
2 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (33.33%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (33.33%) Lync
2 1 (33.33%) Unified Communications
2 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012

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Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region 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 1 (33.33%) IIS
1 1 (33.33%) SharePoint
1 1 (33.33%) MS Exchange
1 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (33.33%) Office Communications Server
1 1 (33.33%) SharePoint 2010
1 1 (33.33%) Lync
1 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) DHCP
1 2 (66.67%) DNS
2 1 (33.33%) Unified Communications
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Support Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Server Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Technical Leader
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Vista
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) MCSE
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (33.33%) ISA Server
2 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) VMware