The table below looks at the statistics 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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM)
Rank 59 58 69
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +11
Contract jobs citing SCOM 9 12 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.04% 1.45% 0.45%
As % of the Systems Management category 17.31% 15.38% 6.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
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£260 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 1
Average hourly rate £38.25 £36.06 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +177.40%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.25 £31.56 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-10.47% +5.18%
SCOM
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Systems Management category in contract jobs advertised in the Cheshire region.

Systems Management Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
52 78 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 6.03% 9.40% 7.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 32 26
Average daily rate £300 £395 £337
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.95% +17.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £100 £219 £139
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £315
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +6.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 10 5
Average hourly rate £31.50 £40.57 £15.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.35% +166.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £31.56 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.66 £44.98 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.25 £20.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-6.09% +2.50%

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SCOM across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 20 August 2014.

SCOM Hourly Rate Histogram 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 20 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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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 20 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 22 (91.67%) Windows
1 22 (91.67%) Active Directory
2 19 (79.17%) Windows Server 2003
2 19 (79.17%) Windows Server 2008
3 18 (75.00%) Citrix
4 17 (70.83%) VMware
5 16 (66.67%) SCCM
6 12 (50.00%) SAN
6 12 (50.00%) DHCP
7 10 (41.67%) LAN
7 10 (41.67%) WAN
7 10 (41.67%) Local Government
7 10 (41.67%) Clustering
7 10 (41.67%) Hyper-V
8 9 (37.50%) Windows Server 2012
8 9 (37.50%) DNS
9 8 (33.33%) ITIL
10 7 (29.17%) VMware Infrastructure
10 7 (29.17%) High Availability
11 6 (25.00%) XenApp
11 6 (25.00%) TCP/IP
11 6 (25.00%) Microsoft
12 5 (20.83%) SC Cleared
12 5 (20.83%) Security Cleared
12 5 (20.83%) PKI
12 5 (20.83%) VLAN
12 5 (20.83%) PowerShell
13 4 (16.67%) Performance Management
13 4 (16.67%) Migration
14 3 (12.50%) McAfee

SCOM
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 20 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 3 (12.50%) MS Exchange
1 3 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (4.17%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 12 (50.00%) DHCP
1 12 (50.00%) SAN
2 10 (41.67%) LAN
2 10 (41.67%) WAN
3 9 (37.50%) DNS
4 6 (25.00%) TCP/IP
5 5 (20.83%) VLAN
6 1 (4.17%) Reverse Proxy
6 1 (4.17%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2000
2 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (4.17%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 10 (41.67%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 6 (25.00%) Analyst
1 6 (25.00%) Wintel Engineer
1 6 (25.00%) Wintel Analyst
2 4 (16.67%) Server Engineer
3 2 (8.33%) Wintel Support
3 2 (8.33%) Windows Server Engineer
3 2 (8.33%) Senior Manager
3 2 (8.33%) Support Analyst
3 2 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (8.33%) Wintel Support Analyst
3 2 (8.33%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (8.33%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (8.33%) Storage Manager
4 1 (4.17%) SQL DBA
4 1 (4.17%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (4.17%) Server Support
4 1 (4.17%) Network Engineer
4 1 (4.17%) DBA
4 1 (4.17%) Linux Support
4 1 (4.17%) Security Officer
Miscellaneous
1 10 (41.67%) Clustering
2 5 (20.83%) PKI
3 2 (8.33%) Enterprise Storage
3 2 (8.33%) CESG
4 1 (4.17%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 22 (91.67%) Windows
2 19 (79.17%) Windows Server 2003
2 19 (79.17%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (37.50%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (8.33%) UNIX
4 2 (8.33%) AIX
5 1 (4.17%) Linux
5 1 (4.17%) Windows 2000
5 1 (4.17%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (33.33%) ITIL
2 7 (29.17%) High Availability
3 4 (16.67%) Performance Management
3 4 (16.67%) Migration
4 2 (8.33%) Security Management
5 1 (4.17%) Capacity Management
5 1 (4.17%) Information Security
5 1 (4.17%) PRINCE2
5 1 (4.17%) Information Security Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (20.83%) PowerShell
2 1 (4.17%) 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 22 (91.67%) Active Directory
2 10 (41.67%) Hyper-V
3 7 (29.17%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (25.00%) XenApp
5 3 (12.50%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 3 (12.50%) vSphere
6 1 (4.17%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 16 (66.67%) SCCM
2 2 (8.33%) NetBackup
3 1 (4.17%) WSUS
3 1 (4.17%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 18 (75.00%) Citrix
2 17 (70.83%) VMware
3 6 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 3 (12.50%) Dell
4 3 (12.50%) McAfee
5 2 (8.33%) SolarWinds
5 2 (8.33%) EMC
5 2 (8.33%) Cisco
5 2 (8.33%) NetApp
6 1 (4.17%) Juniper
6 1 (4.17%) HP