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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM)
Rank 73 65 90
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +25
Contract jobs citing SCOM 10 12 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.75% 0.99% 0.35%
As % of the Systems Management category 13.16% 12.77% 4.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 6 2
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£175 £240 £205
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.08% +17.07%
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 0
Average hourly rate £23.50 £37.25 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.91% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.25 £31.56 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-10.47% +5.18%
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 Manchester region.

Systems Management Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
76 94 119
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 5.73% 7.74% 8.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 37 33
Average daily rate £320 £290 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% +1.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £207 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £375 £498
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £315
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +6.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 15 8
Average hourly rate £20.50 £30.00 £16.73
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.66% +79.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.10 £19.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £39.75 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £20.75 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-6.02% +6.41%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SCOM across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014.

SCOM Daily Rate Histogram 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
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SCOM within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014. 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
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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
Rochdale - - - - 1
SCOM
North West

SCOM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 16 (94.12%) SCCM
2 15 (88.24%) Windows
3 13 (76.47%) Microsoft
4 11 (64.71%) MS Exchange
5 10 (58.82%) Windows Server 2008
5 10 (58.82%) Hyper-V
6 9 (52.94%) SQL
6 9 (52.94%) Citrix
7 8 (47.06%) SAN
7 8 (47.06%) VMware
8 7 (41.18%) Microsoft Certification
8 7 (41.18%) LAN
8 7 (41.18%) WAN
9 6 (35.29%) Active Directory
10 5 (29.41%) HP
10 5 (29.41%) DHCP
10 5 (29.41%) MCSE
10 5 (29.41%) SharePoint
10 5 (29.41%) ITIL
10 5 (29.41%) Backup Exec
10 5 (29.41%) MCITP
10 5 (29.41%) SharePoint 2010
10 5 (29.41%) Exchange Server 2010
10 5 (29.41%) SCSM
11 4 (23.53%) Windows Server 2012
11 4 (23.53%) 3PAR
11 4 (23.53%) VMware Infrastructure
11 4 (23.53%) CRM
11 4 (23.53%) Disaster Recovery
11 4 (23.53%) Wireless

SCOM
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 11 (64.71%) MS Exchange
2 5 (29.41%) SharePoint
2 5 (29.41%) SharePoint 2010
2 5 (29.41%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (23.53%) IIS
4 3 (17.65%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (11.76%) Lync
Applications
1 2 (11.76%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.88%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (23.53%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 8 (47.06%) SAN
2 7 (41.18%) LAN
2 7 (41.18%) WAN
3 5 (29.41%) DHCP
4 4 (23.53%) Wireless
4 4 (23.53%) IPsec
4 4 (23.53%) TCP/IP
4 4 (23.53%) DNS
5 1 (5.88%) VPN
5 1 (5.88%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) Oracle Database
General
1 1 (5.88%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 5 (29.41%) 3rd Line Support
2 4 (23.53%) Architect
2 4 (23.53%) Infrastructure Architect
3 3 (17.65%) Desktop Support
3 3 (17.65%) Consultant
3 3 (17.65%) 2nd Line Support
3 3 (17.65%) Support Consultant
4 2 (11.76%) Support Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Technical Project Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Support Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Project Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Technical Manager
5 1 (5.88%) UNIX Specialist
5 1 (5.88%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Desktop Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) IT Support
5 1 (5.88%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (23.53%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 15 (88.24%) Windows
2 10 (58.82%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (23.53%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (17.65%) Windows XP
4 3 (17.65%) Windows 7
5 2 (11.76%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (5.88%) UNIX
6 1 (5.88%) Solaris
6 1 (5.88%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (29.41%) ITIL
2 4 (23.53%) CRM
2 4 (23.53%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (5.88%) Security Management
3 1 (5.88%) Project Management
3 1 (5.88%) Incident Management
3 1 (5.88%) Technical Architecture
3 1 (5.88%) Operations Management
3 1 (5.88%) Business Analysis
3 1 (5.88%) Software Architecture
3 1 (5.88%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 9 (52.94%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (41.18%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (29.41%) MCSE
2 5 (29.41%) MCITP
3 4 (23.53%) MCTS
3 4 (23.53%) MCP
3 4 (23.53%) MCSA
4 3 (17.65%) SC Cleared
4 3 (17.65%) Security Cleared
5 1 (5.88%) CCNA
5 1 (5.88%) CCA
5 1 (5.88%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (5.88%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (5.88%) Degree
5 1 (5.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 10 (58.82%) Hyper-V
2 6 (35.29%) Active Directory
3 4 (23.53%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (17.65%) Forefront TMG
5 1 (5.88%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 16 (94.12%) SCCM
2 5 (29.41%) Backup Exec
2 5 (29.41%) SCSM
3 1 (5.88%) WSUS
Vendors
1 13 (76.47%) Microsoft
2 9 (52.94%) Citrix
3 8 (47.06%) VMware
4 5 (29.41%) HP
5 4 (23.53%) 3PAR
5 4 (23.53%) Sophos
5 4 (23.53%) Avaya
5 4 (23.53%) Symantec
5 4 (23.53%) Cisco
6 2 (11.76%) McAfee
7 1 (5.88%) Oracle
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