The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 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 Manchester 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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM)
Rank 75 69 90
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +21
Contract jobs citing SCOM 11 11 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.89% 0.97% 0.36%
As % of the Systems Management category 13.58% 12.09% 4.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 8 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 £330 £335 £360
% change year-on-year
-1.49% -6.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 0
Average hourly rate £24.25 £34.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.67% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £31.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-19.35% +3.33%
Systems Management Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
81 91 107
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 6.59% 8.00% 7.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 46 25
Average daily rate £313 £290 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.75% +7.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £210 £173
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £375 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
-0.73% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 9 9
Average hourly rate £24.25 £32.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.38% +116.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.50 £25.00 £14.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £34.70 £16.24
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.06 £22.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-8.81% +25.71%
SCOM
North West

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 30 July 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 30 July 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 - - - -
SCOM
North West

SCOM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 22 (91.67%) Windows
2 16 (66.67%) Citrix
2 16 (66.67%) SCCM
3 15 (62.50%) VMware
4 13 (54.17%) Microsoft
5 11 (45.83%) MS Exchange
6 10 (41.67%) Active Directory
6 10 (41.67%) Windows Server 2008
6 10 (41.67%) Hyper-V
7 9 (37.50%) SQL
8 8 (33.33%) Solaris
8 8 (33.33%) SAN
9 7 (29.17%) Microsoft Certification
9 7 (29.17%) LAN
9 7 (29.17%) WAN
9 7 (29.17%) EMC
9 7 (29.17%) PowerShell
9 7 (29.17%) XenDesktop
10 5 (20.83%) Backup Exec
10 5 (20.83%) DHCP
10 5 (20.83%) ITIL
10 5 (20.83%) SharePoint
10 5 (20.83%) MCSE
10 5 (20.83%) HP
10 5 (20.83%) SharePoint 2010
10 5 (20.83%) Exchange Server 2010
10 5 (20.83%) MCITP
10 5 (20.83%) SCSM
11 4 (16.67%) Server Monitoring
11 4 (16.67%) 3PAR

SCOM
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 (45.83%) MS Exchange
2 5 (20.83%) SharePoint
2 5 (20.83%) SharePoint 2010
2 5 (20.83%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (16.67%) IIS
4 3 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (8.33%) Lync
Applications
1 2 (8.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.17%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (16.67%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 8 (33.33%) SAN
2 7 (29.17%) LAN
2 7 (29.17%) WAN
3 5 (20.83%) DHCP
4 4 (16.67%) DNS
4 4 (16.67%) TCP/IP
4 4 (16.67%) Wireless
4 4 (16.67%) IPsec
5 1 (4.17%) VPN
5 1 (4.17%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.17%) Oracle Database
General
1 2 (8.33%) Local Government
2 1 (4.17%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 6 (25.00%) Server Engineer
2 5 (20.83%) 3rd Line Support
3 4 (16.67%) Infrastructure Architect
3 4 (16.67%) Architect
4 3 (12.50%) Desktop Support
4 3 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support
4 3 (12.50%) Support Consultant
4 3 (12.50%) Support Engineer
4 3 (12.50%) Consultant
5 2 (8.33%) Citrix Server Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Citrix Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Windows Server Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Citrix Support
6 1 (4.17%) Technical Manager
6 1 (4.17%) UNIX Specialist
6 1 (4.17%) Server Support Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Desktop Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.67%) Clustering
2 1 (4.17%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 22 (91.67%) Windows
2 10 (41.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (33.33%) Solaris
4 4 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (12.50%) Windows XP
5 3 (12.50%) Windows 7
6 2 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (4.17%) UNIX
7 1 (4.17%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (20.83%) ITIL
2 4 (16.67%) Server Monitoring
2 4 (16.67%) CRM
2 4 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (4.17%) Business Analysis
3 1 (4.17%) Security Management
3 1 (4.17%) Project Management
3 1 (4.17%) Software Architecture
3 1 (4.17%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (4.17%) Incident Management
3 1 (4.17%) Technical Architecture
3 1 (4.17%) Operations Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (37.50%) SQL
2 7 (29.17%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 7 (29.17%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (20.83%) MCSE
2 5 (20.83%) MCITP
3 4 (16.67%) MCTS
3 4 (16.67%) MCSA
3 4 (16.67%) MCP
4 3 (12.50%) SC Cleared
4 3 (12.50%) Security Cleared
5 1 (4.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (4.17%) CCA
5 1 (4.17%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (4.17%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (4.17%) CCNA
5 1 (4.17%) Degree
System Software
1 10 (41.67%) Active Directory
1 10 (41.67%) Hyper-V
2 7 (29.17%) XenDesktop
3 4 (16.67%) VMware Server
3 4 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (12.50%) Forefront TMG
5 1 (4.17%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 16 (66.67%) SCCM
2 5 (20.83%) Backup Exec
2 5 (20.83%) SCSM
3 1 (4.17%) WSUS
Vendors
1 16 (66.67%) Citrix
2 15 (62.50%) VMware
3 13 (54.17%) Microsoft
4 7 (29.17%) EMC
5 5 (20.83%) HP
6 4 (16.67%) 3PAR
6 4 (16.67%) Cisco
6 4 (16.67%) Avaya
6 4 (16.67%) Symantec
6 4 (16.67%) Sophos
7 2 (8.33%) McAfee
8 1 (4.17%) Oracle