The first table below looks at the demand for SCOM skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SCOM over the 3 months to 1 August 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 Cheshire 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM)
Rank 61 59 66
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +7
Contract jobs citing SCOM 6 11 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.75% 1.41% 0.48%
As % of the Systems Management category 11.11% 14.67% 5.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
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£260 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £335 £361
% change year-on-year
-2.98% -7.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 1
Average hourly rate £31.50 £36.06 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.65% +177.40%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £31.28 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-20.07% +4.25%
Systems Management Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
54 75 79
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 6.74% 9.63% 9.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 28 40
Average daily rate £243 £405 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-39.96% +15.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £100 £218 £261
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £433 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
- +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 9 2
Average hourly rate £24.75 £42.50 £16.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.76% +161.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.28 £31.56 £13.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.56 £44.97 £18.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £22.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +28.57%
SCOM
North West

SCOM
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

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

SCOM Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

SCOM
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

SCOM Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

SCOM
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

SCOM Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

SCOM
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SCOM within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 1 August 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
Warrington - - - -
SCOM
North West

SCOM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire 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 21 (87.50%) Windows
1 21 (87.50%) Active Directory
2 19 (79.17%) Windows Server 2003
2 19 (79.17%) Windows Server 2008
3 18 (75.00%) VMware
3 18 (75.00%) Citrix
4 16 (66.67%) SCCM
5 12 (50.00%) DHCP
6 11 (45.83%) Local Government
7 10 (41.67%) LAN
7 10 (41.67%) WAN
7 10 (41.67%) SAN
7 10 (41.67%) Hyper-V
8 9 (37.50%) DNS
8 9 (37.50%) ITIL
8 9 (37.50%) Clustering
9 7 (29.17%) VLAN
9 7 (29.17%) VMware Infrastructure
9 7 (29.17%) Windows Server 2012
10 6 (25.00%) High Availability
10 6 (25.00%) TCP/IP
11 5 (20.83%) SC Cleared
11 5 (20.83%) Security Cleared
11 5 (20.83%) XenApp
12 4 (16.67%) PowerShell
12 4 (16.67%) Migration
12 4 (16.67%) Dell
12 4 (16.67%) Cisco
12 4 (16.67%) Microsoft
12 4 (16.67%) SQL Server

SCOM
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire 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 (4.17%) MS Exchange
1 1 (4.17%) IIS
1 1 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2007
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 12 (50.00%) DHCP
2 10 (41.67%) LAN
2 10 (41.67%) WAN
2 10 (41.67%) SAN
3 9 (37.50%) DNS
4 7 (29.17%) VLAN
5 6 (25.00%) TCP/IP
6 1 (4.17%) LDAP
6 1 (4.17%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (8.33%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (8.33%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 1 (4.17%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 11 (45.83%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 6 (25.00%) Wintel Analyst
1 6 (25.00%) Analyst
2 5 (20.83%) Wintel Engineer
3 3 (12.50%) Network Engineer
3 3 (12.50%) Server Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Storage Manager
4 2 (8.33%) Wintel Support Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Support Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) SQL DBA
4 2 (8.33%) Wintel Support
4 2 (8.33%) DBA
4 2 (8.33%) Senior Manager
5 1 (4.17%) Server Support
5 1 (4.17%) Windows Server Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Linux Support
5 1 (4.17%) Security Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) 3rd Line Support
Miscellaneous
1 9 (37.50%) Clustering
2 3 (12.50%) Enterprise Storage
2 3 (12.50%) PKI
3 2 (8.33%) CESG
4 1 (4.17%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 21 (87.50%) Windows
2 19 (79.17%) Windows Server 2003
2 19 (79.17%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (29.17%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (8.33%) Windows 2000 Server
4 2 (8.33%) AIX
4 2 (8.33%) UNIX
5 1 (4.17%) Linux
5 1 (4.17%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (37.50%) ITIL
2 6 (25.00%) High Availability
3 4 (16.67%) Migration
4 3 (12.50%) Performance Management
5 2 (8.33%) Security Management
6 1 (4.17%) PRINCE2
6 1 (4.17%) Information Security
6 1 (4.17%) Information Security Management
6 1 (4.17%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (16.67%) PowerShell
2 2 (8.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (20.83%) SC Cleared
1 5 (20.83%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.17%) ISEB
2 1 (4.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (4.17%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 21 (87.50%) Active Directory
2 10 (41.67%) Hyper-V
3 7 (29.17%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (20.83%) XenApp
5 1 (4.17%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 1 (4.17%) vSphere
5 1 (4.17%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 16 (66.67%) SCCM
2 3 (12.50%) NetBackup
3 1 (4.17%) SCVMM
3 1 (4.17%) WSUS
Vendors
1 18 (75.00%) VMware
1 18 (75.00%) Citrix
2 4 (16.67%) Dell
2 4 (16.67%) Cisco
2 4 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 3 (12.50%) EMC
3 3 (12.50%) NetApp
3 3 (12.50%) McAfee
3 3 (12.50%) SolarWinds
4 1 (4.17%) HP
4 1 (4.17%) Juniper