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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM)
Rank 82 57 61
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +4
Contract jobs citing SCOM 1 15 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.10% 1.91% 0.54%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.11% 16.13% 4.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 0
Average daily rate
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£450 £255 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+76.47% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £337 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 0
Average hourly rate - £42.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £29.00 £27.25
% change year-on-year
-18.96% +6.42%
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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
90 93 81
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 9.14% 11.85% 11.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 33 25
Average daily rate £525 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+61.53% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £361 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £431 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 11 4
Average hourly rate £20.19 £43.00 £43.70
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-53.05% -1.60%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.19 £25.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-19.26% +25.00%

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

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 4 (100.00%) Windows
2 3 (75.00%) VMware
3 2 (50.00%) Puppet
3 2 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (50.00%) SCCM
3 2 (50.00%) Linux
3 2 (50.00%) SQL
3 2 (50.00%) ITIL
3 2 (50.00%) DNS
3 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (25.00%) IPv4
4 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
4 1 (25.00%) SAN
4 1 (25.00%) NetApp
4 1 (25.00%) Terminal Services
4 1 (25.00%) CheckPoint
4 1 (25.00%) MOM
4 1 (25.00%) Nagios
4 1 (25.00%) McAfee
4 1 (25.00%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (25.00%) Service Delivery
4 1 (25.00%) Firewall
4 1 (25.00%) Samba
4 1 (25.00%) Replication
4 1 (25.00%) SSL
4 1 (25.00%) SLA
4 1 (25.00%) Perl
4 1 (25.00%) MySQL
4 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
4 1 (25.00%) IIS

SCOM
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 (25.00%) IIS
1 1 (25.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2007
Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) DNS
2 1 (25.00%) IPv4
2 1 (25.00%) SAN
2 1 (25.00%) Firewall
2 1 (25.00%) SSL
2 1 (25.00%) LDAP
2 1 (25.00%) SMTP
2 1 (25.00%) DHCP
2 1 (25.00%) Ethernet
2 1 (25.00%) HTTP
2 1 (25.00%) SNMP
2 1 (25.00%) VPN
2 1 (25.00%) iSCSI
2 1 (25.00%) tcpdump
2 1 (25.00%) Fibre Channel
2 1 (25.00%) SSH
2 1 (25.00%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) MySQL
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (25.00%) Pharmaceutical
1 1 (25.00%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 1 (25.00%) Consultant
1 1 (25.00%) Systems Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Operations Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
2 2 (50.00%) Linux
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) ITIL
2 1 (25.00%) Service Delivery
2 1 (25.00%) Capacity Planning
2 1 (25.00%) SIEM
2 1 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (25.00%) Performance Monitoring
2 1 (25.00%) Business Continuity
2 1 (25.00%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (25.00%) Perl
2 1 (25.00%) Python
2 1 (25.00%) Bash Shell
2 1 (25.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) SLA
1 1 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (25.00%) Terminal Services
2 1 (25.00%) Samba
2 1 (25.00%) NFS
2 1 (25.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (25.00%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (25.00%) iptables
Systems Management
1 2 (50.00%) Puppet
1 2 (50.00%) SCCM
2 1 (25.00%) MOM
2 1 (25.00%) Nagios
2 1 (25.00%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (25.00%) Opsview
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) VMware
2 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (25.00%) NetApp
3 1 (25.00%) CheckPoint
3 1 (25.00%) McAfee
3 1 (25.00%) ArcSight
3 1 (25.00%) ServiceNow