The table below looks at the statistics for SCOM skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SCOM over the 3 months to 26 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
26 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM)
Rank 140 128 110
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -18
Contract jobs citing SCOM 23 21 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.61% 0.57% 0.74%
As % of the Systems Management category 6.63% 6.29% 8.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 18 6
Median daily rate £418 £325 £258
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.46% +26.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £259 £196 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £398 £343
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Median hourly rate - - £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £25.09 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+43.46% +0.37%
SCOM
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Systems Management category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region.

Systems Management Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
347 334 260
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 9.25% 9.05% 8.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 178 190 128
Median daily rate £425 £350 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% +12.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £287 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £528 £525 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £340
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +13.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 10 16
Median hourly rate £16.25 £15.00 £20.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -25.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £13.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £31.30 £40.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £20.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+70.73% +7.89%

SCOM
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing SCOM as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Systems Management category.

SCOM Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

SCOM
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

SCOM Daily Rate Trend in the North West

SCOM
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SCOM across the North West region over the 3 months to 26 June 2016.

SCOM Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

SCOM
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SCOM across the North West region.

SCOM Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

SCOM
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SCOM within the North West region over the 3 months to 26 June 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cheshire +1 9 £444 -1.33% 1
Manchester -20 5 £319 +15.90% 7
Merseyside - 3 £400 - 1
Cumbria - 1 £250 - 1
SCOM
England

SCOM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 26 June 2016, IT contractor jobs citing SCOM also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for SCOM.

1 65 (84.42%) Windows
2 62 (80.52%) SCCM
3 60 (77.92%) Active Directory
4 59 (76.62%) Windows Server
5 57 (74.03%) Microsoft
6 52 (67.53%) Windows Server 2012
7 41 (53.25%) PowerShell
8 35 (45.45%) Test Automation
8 35 (45.45%) Software Engineering
9 33 (42.86%) VMware
10 32 (41.56%) Security Cleared
11 27 (35.06%) SC Cleared
12 26 (33.77%) MS Exchange
12 26 (33.77%) Skype for Business
13 25 (32.47%) Skype
13 25 (32.47%) Migration
13 25 (32.47%) VMware Infrastructure
14 24 (31.17%) SharePoint
15 22 (28.57%) Data Migration
16 20 (25.97%) Citrix
16 20 (25.97%) SharePoint 2013
17 19 (24.68%) Windows 10
18 16 (20.78%) MS Excel
18 16 (20.78%) Linux
18 16 (20.78%) MS Office
18 16 (20.78%) Windows Server 2008
19 15 (19.48%) vSphere
20 13 (16.88%) Data Centre
21 12 (15.58%) Windows Server 2003
21 12 (15.58%) SQL

SCOM
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 26 (33.77%) MS Exchange
1 26 (33.77%) Skype for Business
2 24 (31.17%) SharePoint
3 20 (25.97%) SharePoint 2013
4 11 (14.29%) IIS
5 5 (6.49%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (6.49%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (3.90%) Confluence
7 2 (2.60%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 16 (20.78%) MS Excel
1 16 (20.78%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.30%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 7 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (7.79%) IaaS
2 6 (7.79%) Office 365
2 6 (7.79%) PaaS
3 3 (3.90%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (32.47%) Skype
2 8 (10.39%) SAN
3 4 (5.19%) Remote Desktop
3 4 (5.19%) Unified Communications
4 3 (3.90%) DHCP
4 3 (3.90%) DNS
4 3 (3.90%) LAN
4 3 (3.90%) WAN
5 2 (2.60%) Reverse Proxy
6 1 (1.30%) NetScaler
6 1 (1.30%) VLAN
6 1 (1.30%) Wireless
6 1 (1.30%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (11.69%) SQL Server
2 6 (7.79%) Amazon RDS
2 6 (7.79%) SQL Server 2014
3 5 (6.49%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (6.49%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.30%) DataStage
4 1 (1.30%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.30%) Oracle Database 12c
4 1 (1.30%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 3 (3.90%) JIRA
General
1 7 (9.09%) Banking
2 5 (6.49%) Finance
3 4 (5.19%) Local Government
4 2 (2.60%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 15 (19.48%) Architect
2 9 (11.69%) Designer
3 8 (10.39%) Server Engineer
3 8 (10.39%) Solutions Architect
4 7 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 7 (9.09%) Windows Engineer
5 6 (7.79%) Windows Server Engineer
6 5 (6.49%) Consultant
6 5 (6.49%) VMware Specialist
6 5 (6.49%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
7 4 (5.19%) Analyst
7 4 (5.19%) Server Specialist
7 4 (5.19%) Technical Analyst
7 4 (5.19%) Windows Server Specialist
7 4 (5.19%) Windows Specialist
8 3 (3.90%) Exchange Specialist
8 3 (3.90%) Senior Analyst
8 3 (3.90%) Senior Architect
8 3 (3.90%) Senior Solutions Architect
8 3 (3.90%) Senior Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.30%) Middleware
1 1 (1.30%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 13 (16.88%) Data Centre
2 5 (6.49%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (5.19%) Hybrid Cloud
4 3 (3.90%) Fat Client
4 3 (3.90%) Thin Client
4 3 (3.90%) Wiki
5 2 (2.60%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.60%) EMC VMAX
5 2 (2.60%) HP Storage
5 2 (2.60%) Life Science
5 2 (2.60%) PKI
6 1 (1.30%) HP StoreVirtual
6 1 (1.30%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 65 (84.42%) Windows
2 59 (76.62%) Windows Server
3 52 (67.53%) Windows Server 2012
4 19 (24.68%) Windows 10
5 16 (20.78%) Linux
5 16 (20.78%) Windows Server 2008
6 12 (15.58%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (7.79%) Solaris
7 6 (7.79%) Unix
8 5 (6.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (1.30%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (45.45%) Software Engineering
1 35 (45.45%) Test Automation
2 25 (32.47%) Migration
3 22 (28.57%) Data Migration
4 11 (14.29%) ITIL
5 10 (12.99%) Identity Management
6 6 (7.79%) Identity Access Management
6 6 (7.79%) Infrastructure Management
6 6 (7.79%) Technical Analysis
7 5 (6.49%) Disaster Recovery
7 5 (6.49%) Infrastructure Transformation
7 5 (6.49%) Patch Management
8 4 (5.19%) Application Packaging
8 4 (5.19%) Records Management
8 4 (5.19%) Security Patching
8 4 (5.19%) Virtual Environments
9 3 (3.90%) Converged Infrastructure
9 3 (3.90%) Project Management
10 2 (2.60%) Stakeholder Management
10 2 (2.60%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 41 (53.25%) PowerShell
2 12 (15.58%) SQL
Qualifications
1 32 (41.56%) Security Cleared
2 27 (35.06%) SC Cleared
3 4 (5.19%) ITIL Certification
3 4 (5.19%) MCP
4 3 (3.90%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (2.60%) RHCA
5 2 (2.60%) RHCE
6 1 (1.30%) DBS Check
6 1 (1.30%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 60 (77.92%) Active Directory
2 25 (32.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (19.48%) vSphere
4 12 (15.58%) Hyper-V
5 8 (10.39%) Microsoft App-V
6 6 (7.79%) XenApp
7 5 (6.49%) VMware ESX
8 3 (3.90%) VMware Server
9 2 (2.60%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 2 (2.60%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (1.30%) DFS Replication
10 1 (1.30%) Xen
10 1 (1.30%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 62 (80.52%) SCCM
2 8 (10.39%) SCOrch
3 5 (6.49%) WSUS
4 3 (3.90%) AirWatch
4 3 (3.90%) EdgeSight
4 3 (3.90%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 3 (3.90%) Microsoft Intune
4 3 (3.90%) Nagios
4 3 (3.90%) vRealize
5 2 (2.60%) Puppet
5 2 (2.60%) Red Hat Satellite
5 2 (2.60%) SCVMM
6 1 (1.30%) EMC NetWorker
6 1 (1.30%) HP Data Protector
6 1 (1.30%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 1 (1.30%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 1 (1.30%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 57 (74.03%) Microsoft
2 33 (42.86%) VMware
3 20 (25.97%) Citrix
4 7 (9.09%) HP
5 5 (6.49%) Cisco
5 5 (6.49%) Red Hat
6 4 (5.19%) EMC
6 4 (5.19%) NetApp
7 2 (2.60%) 3PAR
7 2 (2.60%) Dell
7 2 (2.60%) Oracle
7 2 (2.60%) Remedy
8 1 (1.30%) Avaya
8 1 (1.30%) BMC
8 1 (1.30%) CA
8 1 (1.30%) IBM
8 1 (1.30%) ProCurve
8 1 (1.30%) SolarWinds
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