The table below looks at the statistics for SCOM skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SCOM over the 3 months to 26 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
26 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM)
Rank 47 80 59
Rank change year-on-year
+33 -21
Contract jobs citing SCOM 39 1 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 3.82% 0.10% 1.52%
As % of the Systems Management category 31.97% 1.08% 13.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 1 3
Median daily rate £438 £450 £255
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +76.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £422 £450 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £446 £450 £267
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £337 £325
% change year-on-year
+18.69% +3.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Median hourly rate - - £32.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £23.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+52.12% -6.00%
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
122 93 91
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 11.96% 9.44% 11.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 68 33
Median daily rate £425 £525 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.04% +81.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £350 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £700 £440
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 8
Median hourly rate £13.00 £20.19 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.59% -52.50%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £20.19 £24.50
% change year-on-year
+73.39% -17.61%

SCOM
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Cheshire region citing SCOM as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SCOM across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 26 May 2016.

SCOM Daily Rate Histogram 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SCOM within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 26 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington - 31 £441 -
Chester - 6 £435 -
SCOM
North West

SCOM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 26 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing SCOM also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for SCOM.

1 41 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 41 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 41 (100.00%) SCCM
2 38 (92.68%) Windows
3 35 (85.37%) Windows Server 2012
3 35 (85.37%) Windows Server
4 32 (78.05%) PowerShell
5 30 (73.17%) Test Automation
5 30 (73.17%) Software Engineering
6 28 (68.29%) Security Cleared
7 23 (56.10%) SC Cleared
8 22 (53.66%) Skype for Business
9 21 (51.22%) Skype
9 21 (51.22%) Migration
10 20 (48.78%) SharePoint
11 18 (43.90%) MS Exchange
11 18 (43.90%) Data Migration
12 16 (39.02%) SharePoint 2013
13 15 (36.59%) Windows 10
14 13 (31.71%) VMware
14 13 (31.71%) MS Excel
14 13 (31.71%) VMware Infrastructure
15 11 (26.83%) MS Office
16 10 (24.39%) vSphere
17 8 (19.51%) SQL
17 8 (19.51%) Citrix
17 8 (19.51%) Identity Management
17 8 (19.51%) Hyper-V
18 7 (17.07%) SQL Server
18 7 (17.07%) Data Centre

SCOM
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 22 (53.66%) Skype for Business
2 20 (48.78%) SharePoint
3 18 (43.90%) MS Exchange
4 16 (39.02%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (4.88%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (4.88%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (4.88%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (4.88%) IIS
Applications
1 13 (31.71%) MS Excel
2 11 (26.83%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.44%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 6 (14.63%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (9.76%) Office 365
3 3 (7.32%) IaaS
3 3 (7.32%) PaaS
3 3 (7.32%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (51.22%) Skype
2 4 (9.76%) SAN
3 3 (7.32%) Remote Desktop
3 3 (7.32%) Unified Communications
4 2 (4.88%) DHCP
4 2 (4.88%) DNS
4 2 (4.88%) LAN
4 2 (4.88%) Reverse Proxy
4 2 (4.88%) WAN
5 1 (2.44%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (17.07%) SQL Server
2 5 (12.20%) Amazon RDS
2 5 (12.20%) SQL Server 2008
2 5 (12.20%) SQL Server 2014
3 4 (9.76%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 4 (9.76%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 14 (34.15%) Architect
2 8 (19.51%) Designer
3 7 (17.07%) Solutions Architect
4 2 (4.88%) Cloud Architect
4 2 (4.88%) Cloud Solutions Architect
4 2 (4.88%) Exchange Specialist
4 2 (4.88%) Infrastructure Specialist
4 2 (4.88%) Senior Architect
4 2 (4.88%) Senior Solutions Architect
4 2 (4.88%) Server Engineer
4 2 (4.88%) SharePoint Architect
4 2 (4.88%) SharePoint Specialist
5 1 (2.44%) Active Directory Architect
5 1 (2.44%) Active Directory Designer
5 1 (2.44%) Exchange Architect
5 1 (2.44%) Infrastructure Designer
5 1 (2.44%) IT Engineer
5 1 (2.44%) Linux Consultant
5 1 (2.44%) Linux Specialist
5 1 (2.44%) Windows Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 7 (17.07%) Data Centre
2 3 (7.32%) Hybrid Cloud
3 2 (4.88%) Fat Client
3 2 (4.88%) PKI
3 2 (4.88%) Thin Client
4 1 (2.44%) HP StoreVirtual
Operating Systems
1 38 (92.68%) Windows
2 35 (85.37%) Windows Server
2 35 (85.37%) Windows Server 2012
3 15 (36.59%) Windows 10
4 6 (14.63%) Linux
5 2 (4.88%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (4.88%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (2.44%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (73.17%) Software Engineering
1 30 (73.17%) Test Automation
2 21 (51.22%) Migration
3 18 (43.90%) Data Migration
4 8 (19.51%) Identity Management
5 5 (12.20%) Identity Access Management
5 5 (12.20%) Infrastructure Transformation
6 4 (9.76%) Records Management
7 3 (7.32%) Application Packaging
8 2 (4.88%) ITIL
8 2 (4.88%) PRINCE2
8 2 (4.88%) Server Virtualisation
8 2 (4.88%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 32 (78.05%) PowerShell
2 8 (19.51%) SQL
Qualifications
1 28 (68.29%) Security Cleared
2 23 (56.10%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 41 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 13 (31.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (24.39%) vSphere
4 8 (19.51%) Hyper-V
5 2 (4.88%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 2 (4.88%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (4.88%) VMware ESX
5 2 (4.88%) VMware Server
5 2 (4.88%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 41 (100.00%) SCCM
2 3 (7.32%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 3 (7.32%) Windows Intune
3 1 (2.44%) AirWatch
3 1 (2.44%) HP Data Protector
3 1 (2.44%) SCVMM
3 1 (2.44%) vRealize
Vendors
1 41 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 13 (31.71%) VMware
3 8 (19.51%) Citrix
4 2 (4.88%) Cisco
4 2 (4.88%) NetApp
5 1 (2.44%) Avaya
5 1 (2.44%) BMC
5 1 (2.44%) HP
5 1 (2.44%) ProCurve
5 1 (2.44%) Remedy