The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Systems Management category for the Birmingham region.

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 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM)
Rank 57 46 48
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +2
Contract jobs citing SCOM 1 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.16% 0.59% 0.50%
As % of the Systems Management category 2.00% 18.75% 13.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 3
Average daily rate £270 £230 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.39% -34.28%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £298 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.06% -14.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.50 £33.75 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-12.59% +98.52%
Systems Management Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
50 16 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 8.16% 3.13% 3.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 8 12
Average daily rate £288 £275 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.54% -21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £230 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £324 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 4
Average hourly rate £13.00 £13.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.70% -28.94%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +8.10%
SCOM
West Midlands

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

SCOM
Top 15 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 4 (80.00%) PowerShell
2 3 (60.00%) VBScript
2 3 (60.00%) VB
2 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (40.00%) Security Cleared
4 1 (20.00%) Windows
4 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (20.00%) vSphere
4 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (20.00%) Citrix
4 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (20.00%) Migration
4 1 (20.00%) VMware
4 1 (20.00%) SCCM
4 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared

SCOM
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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.

Job Titles
1 1 (20.00%) Wintel Engineer
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Windows
1 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
1 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (20.00%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 4 (80.00%) PowerShell
2 3 (60.00%) VBScript
2 3 (60.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (20.00%) Citrix
2 1 (20.00%) VMware