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 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM)
Rank 70 65 66
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +1
Contract jobs citing SCOM 2 3 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.21% 0.39% 0.80%
As % of the Systems Management category 3.33% 4.17% 8.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 1
Average daily rate £260 £408 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-36.19% +63.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 4
Average hourly rate - £30.00 £28.28
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +6.09%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £55.65 £27.25 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+104.22% -0.90%
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
60 72 78
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 6.40% 9.38% 8.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 30 32
Average daily rate £425 £373 £334
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.09% +11.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £271 £110 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £563 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £363 £345
% change year-on-year
+10.34% +5.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 8
Average hourly rate £35.00 £25.00 £31.56
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% -20.77%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £22.00 £23.20
% change year-on-year
+59.09% -5.17%

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 13 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Chester +2 2 £260 -
SCOM
North West

SCOM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 2 (50.00%) SQL
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (50.00%) Citrix
1 2 (50.00%) CA
1 2 (50.00%) Netcool
1 2 (50.00%) Banking
1 2 (50.00%) Finance
1 2 (50.00%) Migration
1 2 (50.00%) SCCM
1 2 (50.00%) Hyper-V
1 2 (50.00%) Infrastructure Management
1 2 (50.00%) Infrastructure Monitoring
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (25.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (25.00%) HP StoreVirtual
2 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (25.00%) XenApp
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (25.00%) vSphere
2 1 (25.00%) Skype for Business
2 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (25.00%) Office 365
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (25.00%) SCVMM
2 1 (25.00%) HP Data Protector
2 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (25.00%) ProCurve
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (25.00%) VMware

SCOM
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (25.00%) IIS
1 1 (25.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (25.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (25.00%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (25.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) LAN
1 1 (25.00%) Reverse Proxy
1 1 (25.00%) SAN
1 1 (25.00%) WAN
1 1 (25.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (50.00%) Banking
1 2 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (25.00%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Infrastructure Specialist
1 2 (50.00%) Monitoring Specialist
2 1 (25.00%) IT Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Server Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Systems Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Wintel Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Wintel Systems Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Data Centre
1 1 (25.00%) HP StoreVirtual
1 1 (25.00%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
1 1 (25.00%) Windows Server
1 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Infrastructure Management
1 2 (50.00%) Infrastructure Monitoring
1 2 (50.00%) Migration
2 1 (25.00%) ITIL
2 1 (25.00%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) SQL
System Software
1 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (50.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (25.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 1 (25.00%) VMware ESX
2 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (25.00%) VMware Server
2 1 (25.00%) vSphere
2 1 (25.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (50.00%) Netcool
1 2 (50.00%) SCCM
2 1 (25.00%) HP Data Protector
2 1 (25.00%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) CA
1 2 (50.00%) Citrix
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) Avaya
2 1 (25.00%) HP
2 1 (25.00%) ProCurve
2 1 (25.00%) VMware