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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM)
Rank 95 77 69
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -8
Contract jobs citing SCOM 11 10 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.59% 0.76% 1.00%
As % of the Systems Management category 7.48% 13.16% 11.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 4 6
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£278 £175 £240
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+58.57% -27.08%
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.20% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 6
Average hourly rate £25.00 £23.50 £37.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.38% -36.91%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.09 £25.00 £31.56
% change year-on-year
+48.36% -20.77%
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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
147 76 101
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 7.94% 5.81% 8.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 41 36
Average daily rate £325 £323 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.77% +11.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £177 £207
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 15
Average hourly rate £11.50 £20.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-43.90% -31.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.40 £17.10 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £40.00 £39.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £19.91 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+7.98% -0.45%

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 28 August 2015.

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 15 (78.95%) SQL
2 12 (63.16%) SCCM
3 10 (52.63%) Hyper-V
3 10 (52.63%) VMware
3 10 (52.63%) ITIL
3 10 (52.63%) Citrix
4 9 (47.37%) Microsoft
5 7 (36.84%) Symantec
5 7 (36.84%) McAfee
5 7 (36.84%) Sophos
5 7 (36.84%) Backup Exec
5 7 (36.84%) VMware Infrastructure
6 6 (31.58%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 6 (31.58%) CCNA
6 6 (31.58%) CCA
6 6 (31.58%) Citrix Certification
6 6 (31.58%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (31.58%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (31.58%) SAN
7 5 (26.32%) Visual Studio
7 5 (26.32%) BizTalk Server
7 5 (26.32%) Workflow
7 5 (26.32%) WCF
7 5 (26.32%) LINQ
7 5 (26.32%) Unit Testing
7 5 (26.32%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (26.32%) Team Foundation Server
7 5 (26.32%) WiX
7 5 (26.32%) MSBuild
8 4 (21.05%) Incident Management

SCOM
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 5 (26.32%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (10.53%) MS Exchange
3 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (5.26%) TPMS
Applications
1 1 (5.26%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.26%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (31.58%) SAN
2 1 (5.26%) Skype
Development Applications
1 5 (26.32%) Visual Studio
1 5 (26.32%) Team Foundation Server
1 5 (26.32%) WiX
1 5 (26.32%) MSBuild
General
1 2 (10.53%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (36.84%) Analyst
2 5 (26.32%) Support Analyst
3 4 (21.05%) 3rd Line Support
3 4 (21.05%) Service Analyst
3 4 (21.05%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (15.79%) BizTalk Developer
4 3 (15.79%) Developer
4 3 (15.79%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
5 2 (10.53%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
5 2 (10.53%) 2nd Line Support
5 2 (10.53%) Architect
5 2 (10.53%) BizTalk Architect
6 1 (5.26%) Project Manager
6 1 (5.26%) Consultant
6 1 (5.26%) Support Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) BizTalk Consultant
6 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (26.32%) WCF
1 5 (26.32%) LINQ
Operating Systems
1 4 (21.05%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (52.63%) ITIL
2 5 (26.32%) Workflow
2 5 (26.32%) Unit Testing
2 5 (26.32%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (21.05%) Incident Management
4 1 (5.26%) Problem Management
4 1 (5.26%) Service Management
4 1 (5.26%) Identity Management
4 1 (5.26%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 15 (78.95%) SQL
2 3 (15.79%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (31.58%) CCNA
1 6 (31.58%) CCA
1 6 (31.58%) Citrix Certification
1 6 (31.58%) Cisco Certification
1 6 (31.58%) Microsoft Certification
1 6 (31.58%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 2 (10.53%) MCTS
2 2 (10.53%) MCITP
2 2 (10.53%) MCP
2 2 (10.53%) MCSE
2 2 (10.53%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (52.63%) Hyper-V
2 7 (36.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (5.26%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 12 (63.16%) SCCM
2 7 (36.84%) Backup Exec
3 2 (10.53%) MOM
4 1 (5.26%) Nagios
4 1 (5.26%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (5.26%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 10 (52.63%) Citrix
1 10 (52.63%) VMware
2 9 (47.37%) Microsoft
3 7 (36.84%) Symantec
3 7 (36.84%) McAfee
3 7 (36.84%) Sophos
4 2 (10.53%) Intel
5 1 (5.26%) Veritas
5 1 (5.26%) Cisco
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