The table below looks at the statistics for SCOM skills in IT contracts advertised for the Merseyside region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SCOM over the 3 months to 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM)
Rank 19 - 30
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing SCOM 17 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 5.99% - 0.51%
As % of the Systems Management category 34.69% - 10.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 1
Average daily rate
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£250 - £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £330 £320
% change year-on-year
+21.21% +3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -11.29%
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 Merseyside region.

Systems Management Category
Merseyside
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
49 9 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 17.25% 4.74% 5.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 4 6
Average daily rate £250 £300 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £155 £187
10% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £300 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £330 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.84% -5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 3
Average hourly rate - £16.50 £23.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -29.78%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £21.00 £25.25
% change year-on-year
+2.38% -16.83%

SCOM
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

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

SCOM Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

SCOM
Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

SCOM Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

SCOM
Daily Rate Histogram in Merseyside

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SCOM across the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

SCOM Daily Rate Histogram in Merseyside

SCOM
Contract Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SCOM within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015. 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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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
Liverpool - 3 - -
SCOM
North West

SCOM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Merseyside 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 20 (100.00%) SCCM
2 15 (75.00%) Netcool
2 15 (75.00%) Netcool/OMNIbus
2 15 (75.00%) Remedy
2 15 (75.00%) IBM
3 6 (30.00%) Windows
4 5 (25.00%) VMware
4 5 (25.00%) Citrix
4 5 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (20.00%) Hyper-V
5 4 (20.00%) High Availability
5 4 (20.00%) Migration
5 4 (20.00%) Active Directory
5 4 (20.00%) ITIL
5 4 (20.00%) DHCP
5 4 (20.00%) Clustering
6 2 (10.00%) MOM
6 2 (10.00%) Finance
6 2 (10.00%) SMS
6 2 (10.00%) Windows XP
7 1 (5.00%) Data Mining
7 1 (5.00%) SQL Server
7 1 (5.00%) MS Excel
7 1 (5.00%) SharePoint
7 1 (5.00%) HP
7 1 (5.00%) EMC
7 1 (5.00%) Microsoft
7 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2000

SCOM
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Merseyside 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 1 (5.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (5.00%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 1 (5.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (20.00%) DHCP
2 2 (10.00%) SMS
3 1 (5.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) Data Mining
1 1 (5.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2000
1 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 2 (10.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (65.00%) SCCM Specialist
2 6 (30.00%) Analyst
3 4 (20.00%) Wintel Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Support Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.00%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 4 (20.00%) Clustering
2 1 (5.00%) CLARiiON
2 1 (5.00%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 6 (30.00%) Windows
2 5 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 5 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 5 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (10.00%) Windows XP
4 1 (5.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (20.00%) High Availability
1 4 (20.00%) Migration
1 4 (20.00%) ITIL
Qualifications
1 1 (5.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (5.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 4 (20.00%) Hyper-V
1 4 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 20 (100.00%) SCCM
2 15 (75.00%) Netcool
2 15 (75.00%) Netcool/OMNIbus
3 2 (10.00%) MOM
4 1 (5.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 15 (75.00%) Remedy
1 15 (75.00%) IBM
2 5 (25.00%) VMware
2 5 (25.00%) Citrix
3 1 (5.00%) HP
3 1 (5.00%) EMC
3 1 (5.00%) Microsoft