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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM)
Rank - - 69
Contract jobs citing SCOM 0 0 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester - - 0.97%
As % of the Systems Management category - - 12.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 4
Average daily rate - - £263
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £55.65 £27.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+106.11% -1.81%
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
104 70 86
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 5.66% 5.01% 7.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 44 54
Average daily rate £325 £365 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.95% +46.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £229 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £441 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £366 £340
% change year-on-year
+6.48% +7.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £12.00 - £14.08
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.25 £21.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+31.39% +2.38%

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 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 (42.86%) SQL
1 3 (42.86%) Visual Studio
1 3 (42.86%) Windows
1 3 (42.86%) BizTalk Server
1 3 (42.86%) Workflow
1 3 (42.86%) WCF
1 3 (42.86%) LINQ
1 3 (42.86%) Unit Testing
1 3 (42.86%) Continuous Integration
1 3 (42.86%) Team Foundation Server
1 3 (42.86%) WiX
1 3 (42.86%) MSBuild
2 2 (28.57%) Office 365
2 2 (28.57%) SCCM
2 2 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (28.57%) MS Exchange
2 2 (28.57%) VMware
2 2 (28.57%) MCITP
2 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
3 1 (14.29%) CCNA
3 1 (14.29%) Active Directory
3 1 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (14.29%) Tivoli
3 1 (14.29%) Netcool
3 1 (14.29%) Project Management
3 1 (14.29%) MCSE
3 1 (14.29%) MCSA

SCOM
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 (42.86%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (28.57%) MS Exchange
3 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (28.57%) Office 365
2 1 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) Firewall
1 1 (14.29%) Skype
Development Applications
1 3 (42.86%) MSBuild
1 3 (42.86%) Team Foundation Server
1 3 (42.86%) Visual Studio
1 3 (42.86%) WiX
General
1 1 (14.29%) Banking
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) BizTalk Developer
1 2 (28.57%) Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Project Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Specialist
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Project Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Storage Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (42.86%) LINQ
1 3 (42.86%) WCF
Operating Systems
1 3 (42.86%) Windows
2 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (14.29%) Unix
3 1 (14.29%) Windows 10
3 1 (14.29%) Windows 8
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Server
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (14.29%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Continuous Integration
1 3 (42.86%) Unit Testing
1 3 (42.86%) Workflow
2 1 (14.29%) Data Protection
2 1 (14.29%) Identity Management
2 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2
2 1 (14.29%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) SQL
2 1 (14.29%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) MCITP
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (14.29%) CCNA
2 1 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (14.29%) MCSA
2 1 (14.29%) MCSE
System Software
1 2 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (14.29%) Active Directory
2 1 (14.29%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (28.57%) SCCM
2 1 (14.29%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Netcool
2 1 (14.29%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
1 2 (28.57%) VMware
2 1 (14.29%) Cisco
2 1 (14.29%) Rackspace
2 1 (14.29%) SolarWinds