The table below looks at the statistics 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 31 October 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
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM)
Rank 19 22 29
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +7
Contract jobs citing SCOM 5 16 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 3.82% 7.34% 0.95%
As % of the Systems Management category 20.83% 34.78% 22.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 0
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- £225 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 10 0
Average hourly rate £38.25 £31.56 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.21% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £31.56 £27.25
% change year-on-year
+18.84% +15.79%
SCOM
Cheshire

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

Systems Management Category
Chester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
24 46 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 18.32% 21.10% 4.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 7 3
Average daily rate £400 £225 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+77.77% -52.63%
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 14 1
Average hourly rate £31.50 £31.56 £55.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.17% -42.62%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.69 £23.20 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-6.51% +18.97%

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Chester

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SCOM across the Chester region over the 3 months to 31 October 2014.

SCOM Hourly Rate Histogram in Chester

SCOM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 31 October 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 10 (100.00%) Windows
1 10 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 8 (80.00%) DHCP
2 8 (80.00%) SCCM
3 7 (70.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (70.00%) DNS
3 7 (70.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (60.00%) Citrix
4 6 (60.00%) SAN
5 5 (50.00%) LAN
5 5 (50.00%) WAN
5 5 (50.00%) VMware
5 5 (50.00%) Clustering
5 5 (50.00%) Local Government
5 5 (50.00%) Hyper-V
5 5 (50.00%) XenApp
5 5 (50.00%) High Availability
6 4 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
6 4 (40.00%) PowerShell
6 4 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (40.00%) TCP/IP
6 4 (40.00%) ITIL
7 3 (30.00%) VLAN
8 2 (20.00%) vSphere
8 2 (20.00%) Performance Management
8 2 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (20.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 2 (20.00%) PKI
8 2 (20.00%) MS Exchange
8 2 (20.00%) Microsoft

SCOM
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 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 2 (20.00%) MS Exchange
1 2 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2007
Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (80.00%) DHCP
2 7 (70.00%) DNS
3 6 (60.00%) SAN
4 5 (50.00%) LAN
4 5 (50.00%) WAN
5 4 (40.00%) TCP/IP
6 3 (30.00%) VLAN
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 5 (50.00%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) Analyst
1 3 (30.00%) Wintel Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Wintel Support Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Support Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Server Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Wintel Support
2 2 (20.00%) Windows Server Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Wintel Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (10.00%) Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (50.00%) Clustering
2 2 (20.00%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 10 (100.00%) Windows
2 7 (70.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 7 (70.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (10.00%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) High Availability
2 4 (40.00%) ITIL
3 2 (20.00%) Performance Management
4 1 (10.00%) Migration
4 1 (10.00%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (40.00%) PowerShell
System Software
1 10 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (50.00%) Hyper-V
2 5 (50.00%) XenApp
3 4 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (20.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 2 (20.00%) vSphere
5 1 (10.00%) DFS Replication
5 1 (10.00%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 8 (80.00%) SCCM
2 1 (10.00%) SCVMM
2 1 (10.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 6 (60.00%) Citrix
2 5 (50.00%) VMware
3 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (10.00%) HP
4 1 (10.00%) Dell
4 1 (10.00%) McAfee
4 1 (10.00%) Cisco