The first table below looks at the demand for SCOM skills in IT contracts advertised for the Chester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SCOM over the 3 months to 24 July 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 Chester 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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM)
Rank 16 21 -
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -
Contract jobs citing SCOM 6 8 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 4.38% 5.03% -
As % of the Systems Management category 23.08% 28.57% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
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£230 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £340 £361
% change year-on-year
-4.41% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
Average hourly rate £31.50 £40.57 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.35% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-18.03% +103.33%
Systems Management Category
Chester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
26 28 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 18.98% 17.61% 10.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 5 1
Average daily rate £237 £425 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-44.35% +3.03%
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £341 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.02% +4.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 0
Average hourly rate £31.50 £42.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.88% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £22.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-13.33% +28.57%
SCOM
Cheshire

SCOM
Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

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

SCOM Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

SCOM
Daily Rate Trend in Chester

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

SCOM Daily Rate Trend in Chester

SCOM
Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

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

SCOM Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

SCOM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Chester 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 15 (88.24%) Windows
1 15 (88.24%) Active Directory
2 14 (82.35%) Windows Server 2003
2 14 (82.35%) Windows Server 2008
3 13 (76.47%) Citrix
4 12 (70.59%) VMware
5 11 (64.71%) Local Government
6 10 (58.82%) SCCM
6 10 (58.82%) DHCP
7 9 (52.94%) LAN
7 9 (52.94%) WAN
7 9 (52.94%) ITIL
8 8 (47.06%) SAN
8 8 (47.06%) Hyper-V
8 8 (47.06%) Clustering
9 7 (41.18%) DNS
9 7 (41.18%) Windows Server 2012
10 6 (35.29%) VMware Infrastructure
10 6 (35.29%) VLAN
11 5 (29.41%) XenApp
11 5 (29.41%) High Availability
12 4 (23.53%) Migration
12 4 (23.53%) Cisco
12 4 (23.53%) TCP/IP
12 4 (23.53%) SQL Server
13 3 (17.65%) Microsoft
13 3 (17.65%) Dell
13 3 (17.65%) PKI
13 3 (17.65%) McAfee
13 3 (17.65%) PowerShell

SCOM
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Chester 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 (5.88%) MS Exchange
1 1 (5.88%) IIS
1 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2007
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (58.82%) DHCP
2 9 (52.94%) LAN
2 9 (52.94%) WAN
3 8 (47.06%) SAN
4 7 (41.18%) DNS
5 6 (35.29%) VLAN
6 4 (23.53%) TCP/IP
7 1 (5.88%) LDAP
7 1 (5.88%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (23.53%) SQL Server
2 2 (11.76%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (11.76%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (11.76%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 1 (5.88%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 11 (64.71%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 6 (35.29%) Wintel Analyst
1 6 (35.29%) Analyst
2 3 (17.65%) Network Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Wintel Support Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) Support Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) SQL DBA
3 2 (11.76%) Server Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Wintel Support
3 2 (11.76%) DBA
4 1 (5.88%) Senior Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Windows Server Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Security Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (5.88%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Storage Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Security Officer
Miscellaneous
1 8 (47.06%) Clustering
2 3 (17.65%) PKI
3 2 (11.76%) Enterprise Storage
3 2 (11.76%) CESG
4 1 (5.88%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 15 (88.24%) Windows
2 14 (82.35%) Windows Server 2003
2 14 (82.35%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (41.18%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (11.76%) Windows 2000 Server
4 2 (11.76%) UNIX
4 2 (11.76%) AIX
5 1 (5.88%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (52.94%) ITIL
2 5 (29.41%) High Availability
3 4 (23.53%) Migration
4 3 (17.65%) Performance Management
5 2 (11.76%) Security Management
6 1 (5.88%) PRINCE2
6 1 (5.88%) Information Security
6 1 (5.88%) Information Security Management
6 1 (5.88%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (17.65%) PowerShell
2 2 (11.76%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (5.88%) ISEB
1 1 (5.88%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 1 (5.88%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 15 (88.24%) Active Directory
2 8 (47.06%) Hyper-V
3 6 (35.29%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (29.41%) XenApp
5 1 (5.88%) DFS Replication
5 1 (5.88%) vSphere
5 1 (5.88%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 10 (58.82%) SCCM
2 2 (11.76%) NetBackup
3 1 (5.88%) WSUS
3 1 (5.88%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 13 (76.47%) Citrix
2 12 (70.59%) VMware
3 4 (23.53%) Cisco
4 3 (17.65%) Microsoft
4 3 (17.65%) Dell
4 3 (17.65%) McAfee
5 2 (11.76%) SolarWinds
5 2 (11.76%) EMC
5 2 (11.76%) NetApp
6 1 (5.88%) HP
6 1 (5.88%) Juniper