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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SCOM over the 3 months to 26 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM)
Rank 111 106 108
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +2
Contract jobs citing SCOM 20 19 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.64% 0.70% 0.53%
As % of the Systems Management category 9.22% 9.79% 7.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 7 6
Average daily rate
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£250 £213 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% -26.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £213 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £318 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £336 £304
% change year-on-year
+15.98% +10.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 1
Average hourly rate £30.00 £31.56 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.92% -29.87%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £30.75
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -10.56%
SCOM
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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
217 194 179
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 6.90% 7.13% 6.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 113 109 81
Average daily rate £350 £275 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £150 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £334 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.61% -4.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 12 20
Average hourly rate £32.54 £31.56 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +14.74%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.74 £13.80 £13.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £45.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £21.00 £25.75
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -18.44%

SCOM
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SCOM across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 January 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SCOM within the North West region over the 3 months to 26 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
Merseyside - 17 £250 -
Cheshire +2 2 - -
Cumbria - - - -
Lancashire - - - - 1
Manchester - - - - 1
SCOM
England

SCOM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 33 (89.19%) SCCM
2 21 (56.76%) Windows
3 15 (40.54%) IBM
3 15 (40.54%) Netcool
3 15 (40.54%) Netcool/OMNIbus
3 15 (40.54%) Remedy
3 15 (40.54%) VMware
4 14 (37.84%) Active Directory
4 14 (37.84%) Windows Server 2008
5 12 (32.43%) Microsoft
6 11 (29.73%) Windows Server 2003
6 11 (29.73%) DHCP
7 10 (27.03%) Windows Server 2012
8 9 (24.32%) VMware Infrastructure
8 9 (24.32%) ITIL
8 9 (24.32%) Citrix
9 7 (18.92%) DNS
9 7 (18.92%) Migration
9 7 (18.92%) Hyper-V
10 6 (16.22%) High Availability
10 6 (16.22%) Clustering
10 6 (16.22%) Local Government
10 6 (16.22%) MCSE
10 6 (16.22%) MS Excel
10 6 (16.22%) WAN
10 6 (16.22%) Microsoft Certification
10 6 (16.22%) SAN
11 5 (13.51%) Cisco
11 5 (13.51%) LAN
12 4 (10.81%) TCP/IP

SCOM
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 (8.11%) MS Exchange
1 3 (8.11%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (5.41%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.70%) Lync
3 1 (2.70%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 6 (16.22%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 11 (29.73%) DHCP
2 7 (18.92%) DNS
3 6 (16.22%) SAN
3 6 (16.22%) WAN
4 5 (13.51%) LAN
5 4 (10.81%) TCP/IP
6 3 (8.11%) VLAN
7 2 (5.41%) SMS
8 1 (2.70%) VPN
8 1 (2.70%) Firewall
8 1 (2.70%) IP Telephony
8 1 (2.70%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.81%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.70%) Data Mining
2 1 (2.70%) SQL Server 2000
2 1 (2.70%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (2.70%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 6 (16.22%) Local Government
2 4 (10.81%) Finance
3 1 (2.70%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (35.14%) SCCM Specialist
2 7 (18.92%) Analyst
3 4 (10.81%) Wintel Analyst
4 3 (8.11%) Architect
5 2 (5.41%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 2 (5.41%) Wintel Engineer
5 2 (5.41%) Technical Architect
5 2 (5.41%) Server Engineer
6 1 (2.70%) Infrastructure Specialist
6 1 (2.70%) Deployment Engineer
6 1 (2.70%) Windows Server Engineer
6 1 (2.70%) Infrastructure Designer
6 1 (2.70%) Network Engineer
6 1 (2.70%) Solutions Architect
6 1 (2.70%) Support Analyst
6 1 (2.70%) 3rd Line Support
6 1 (2.70%) Solutions Designer
6 1 (2.70%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
6 1 (2.70%) Designer
6 1 (2.70%) Technical Design Authority
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.70%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 6 (16.22%) Clustering
2 2 (5.41%) PKI
3 1 (2.70%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.70%) CLARiiON
Operating Systems
1 21 (56.76%) Windows
2 14 (37.84%) Windows Server 2008
3 11 (29.73%) Windows Server 2003
4 10 (27.03%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (8.11%) Windows 7
6 2 (5.41%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (24.32%) ITIL
2 7 (18.92%) Migration
3 6 (16.22%) High Availability
4 3 (8.11%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (8.11%) Project Management
5 2 (5.41%) Performance Management
6 1 (2.70%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (2.70%) Information Security
6 1 (2.70%) Service Management
6 1 (2.70%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (2.70%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.41%) SQL
1 2 (5.41%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (16.22%) Microsoft Certification
1 6 (16.22%) MCSE
2 3 (8.11%) MCP
3 1 (2.70%) CCNA
3 1 (2.70%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (2.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (2.70%) Degree
3 1 (2.70%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.70%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 14 (37.84%) Active Directory
2 9 (24.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (18.92%) Hyper-V
4 4 (10.81%) XenApp
5 3 (8.11%) XenServer
6 2 (5.41%) vSphere
6 2 (5.41%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 33 (89.19%) SCCM
2 15 (40.54%) Netcool
2 15 (40.54%) Netcool/OMNIbus
3 2 (5.41%) MOM
4 1 (2.70%) WSUS
4 1 (2.70%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 15 (40.54%) IBM
1 15 (40.54%) Remedy
1 15 (40.54%) VMware
2 12 (32.43%) Microsoft
3 9 (24.32%) Citrix
4 5 (13.51%) Cisco
5 4 (10.81%) HP
6 2 (5.41%) EMC
7 1 (2.70%) Nortel
7 1 (2.70%) NetApp
7 1 (2.70%) Nokia
7 1 (2.70%) Dell
7 1 (2.70%) SonicWALL
7 1 (2.70%) McAfee