The table below looks at the statistics for SCOM skills in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SCOM over the 3 months to 21 April 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
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM)
Rank 94 77 70
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -7
Contract jobs citing SCOM 6 14 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.37% 0.99% 0.52%
As % of the Systems Management category 5.61% 15.05% 8.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 4
Average daily rate
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£450 £300 £253
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% +18.81%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £298
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +9.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £25.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.75 £29.50 £33.75
% change year-on-year
-16.10% -12.59%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Systems Management category in contract jobs advertised in the Manchester region.

Systems Management Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
107 93 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 6.54% 6.59% 6.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 44 13
Average daily rate £450 £350 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% +27.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £200 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £425 £379
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 7
Average hourly rate £15.00 £18.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -34.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.95 £15.80 £14.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.28 £25.00 £30.00
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 Manchester

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

SCOM Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

SCOM
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

SCOM Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

SCOM
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

SCOM Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

SCOM
Top 18 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 3 (50.00%) SQL
1 3 (50.00%) Visual Studio
1 3 (50.00%) BizTalk Server
1 3 (50.00%) Workflow
1 3 (50.00%) WCF
1 3 (50.00%) LINQ
1 3 (50.00%) Unit Testing
1 3 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
1 3 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 3 (50.00%) WiX
1 3 (50.00%) MSBuild
2 2 (33.33%) PowerShell
2 2 (33.33%) Finance
2 2 (33.33%) MOM
2 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (33.33%) Intel
3 1 (16.67%) Nagios
3 1 (16.67%) SCCM

SCOM
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 3 (50.00%) BizTalk Server
Development Applications
1 3 (50.00%) Visual Studio
1 3 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 3 (50.00%) WiX
1 3 (50.00%) MSBuild
General
1 2 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Architect
1 2 (33.33%) Developer
1 2 (33.33%) Analyst
1 2 (33.33%) BizTalk Developer
1 2 (33.33%) BizTalk Architect
2 1 (16.67%) BizTalk Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (50.00%) WCF
1 3 (50.00%) LINQ
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Workflow
1 3 (50.00%) Unit Testing
1 3 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) SQL
2 2 (33.33%) PowerShell
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) MOM
2 1 (16.67%) Nagios
2 1 (16.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 2 (33.33%) Intel