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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM)
Rank 116 97 136
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +39
Contract jobs citing SCOM 21 35 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.66% 1.18% 0.21%
As % of the Systems Management category 10.45% 15.77% 3.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 10 2
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.58% -9.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £225 £217
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £313
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £334
% change year-on-year
+7.53% -2.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 18 1
Average hourly rate £31.50 £32.03 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.64% +146.36%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £32.03 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-1.64% +6.75%
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
201 222 211
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 6.32% 7.51% 6.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 99 91 84
Average daily rate £300 £310 £343
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% -9.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £162 £202 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £313
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +8.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 32 16
Average hourly rate £20.28 £31.56 £20.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.73% +55.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.48 £19.50 £12.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £38.55
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.50 £18.25
% change year-on-year
-4.25% +28.76%

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 19 September 2014.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SCOM across the North West region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

SCOM Hourly Rate Histogram 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 19 September 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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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
Cheshire -6 8 £400 +77.77% 1
Manchester -16 7 £175 -27.08% 7
Merseyside - - - -
SCOM
England

SCOM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 44 (95.65%) Windows
2 37 (80.43%) SCCM
3 34 (73.91%) Windows Server 2008
3 34 (73.91%) Active Directory
4 28 (60.87%) VMware
5 26 (56.52%) Citrix
6 25 (54.35%) Microsoft
7 24 (52.17%) DHCP
8 21 (45.65%) Windows Server 2003
9 20 (43.48%) DNS
10 19 (41.30%) SAN
10 19 (41.30%) Windows Server 2012
11 18 (39.13%) Hyper-V
12 17 (36.96%) WAN
13 16 (34.78%) LAN
14 15 (32.61%) MS Exchange
14 15 (32.61%) ITIL
14 15 (32.61%) VMware Infrastructure
15 14 (30.43%) Clustering
16 13 (28.26%) Cisco
16 13 (28.26%) Microsoft Certification
17 11 (23.91%) HP
17 11 (23.91%) MCSE
18 10 (21.74%) SQL
18 10 (21.74%) Migration
19 9 (19.57%) Local Government
19 9 (19.57%) TCP/IP
20 8 (17.39%) MCP
20 8 (17.39%) XenApp
21 7 (15.22%) Exchange Server 2007

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Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 15 (32.61%) MS Exchange
2 7 (15.22%) Exchange Server 2007
3 6 (13.04%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (13.04%) SharePoint
4 5 (10.87%) IIS
4 5 (10.87%) SharePoint 2010
5 3 (6.52%) Lync
6 1 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (2.17%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 7 (15.22%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.17%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (10.87%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.17%) Office 365
1 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 24 (52.17%) DHCP
2 20 (43.48%) DNS
3 19 (41.30%) SAN
4 17 (36.96%) WAN
5 16 (34.78%) LAN
6 9 (19.57%) TCP/IP
7 5 (10.87%) VLAN
8 4 (8.70%) Wireless
8 4 (8.70%) IPsec
9 1 (2.17%) NAS
9 1 (2.17%) Reverse Proxy
9 1 (2.17%) IP Telephony
9 1 (2.17%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (2.17%) Firewall
9 1 (2.17%) LDAP
9 1 (2.17%) VPN
9 1 (2.17%) Kerberos
9 1 (2.17%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (13.04%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.17%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (2.17%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 9 (19.57%) Local Government
2 1 (2.17%) German Language
2 1 (2.17%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.17%) Finance
2 1 (2.17%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 9 (19.57%) Analyst
2 7 (15.22%) Server Engineer
3 6 (13.04%) Wintel Analyst
3 6 (13.04%) 3rd Line Support
4 5 (10.87%) Architect
5 4 (8.70%) Infrastructure Architect
5 4 (8.70%) Wintel Engineer
6 3 (6.52%) Windows Server Engineer
6 3 (6.52%) Desktop Support
6 3 (6.52%) Consultant
6 3 (6.52%) 2nd Line Support
6 3 (6.52%) Support Consultant
6 3 (6.52%) Support Analyst
7 2 (4.35%) Wintel Support Analyst
7 2 (4.35%) Support Engineer
7 2 (4.35%) Network Engineer
7 2 (4.35%) Deployment Engineer
7 2 (4.35%) Wintel Support
7 2 (4.35%) Technical Engineer
7 2 (4.35%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 14 (30.43%) Clustering
2 6 (13.04%) PKI
3 2 (4.35%) CESG
4 1 (2.17%) Firmware
4 1 (2.17%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 44 (95.65%) Windows
2 34 (73.91%) Windows Server 2008
3 21 (45.65%) Windows Server 2003
4 19 (41.30%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (10.87%) Windows 7
6 3 (6.52%) Windows XP
6 3 (6.52%) UNIX
7 2 (4.35%) Windows 8
7 2 (4.35%) AIX
7 2 (4.35%) Linux
8 1 (2.17%) Windows 2000
8 1 (2.17%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (32.61%) ITIL
2 10 (21.74%) Migration
3 7 (15.22%) High Availability
4 5 (10.87%) Disaster Recovery
4 5 (10.87%) Project Management
4 5 (10.87%) CRM
5 4 (8.70%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (6.52%) Performance Management
6 3 (6.52%) Security Management
6 3 (6.52%) Information Security
7 1 (2.17%) Technical Architecture
7 1 (2.17%) Operations Management
7 1 (2.17%) Incident Management
7 1 (2.17%) Business Analysis
7 1 (2.17%) Information Security Management
7 1 (2.17%) PRINCE2
7 1 (2.17%) Root Cause Analysis
7 1 (2.17%) Capacity Management
7 1 (2.17%) Software Architecture
7 1 (2.17%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 10 (21.74%) SQL
2 5 (10.87%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 13 (28.26%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (23.91%) MCSE
3 8 (17.39%) MCP
4 6 (13.04%) SC Cleared
4 6 (13.04%) Security Cleared
5 5 (10.87%) MCITP
6 4 (8.70%) MCSA
6 4 (8.70%) MCTS
7 2 (4.35%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (4.35%) CCNA
7 2 (4.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (4.35%) Degree
8 1 (2.17%) CCA
8 1 (2.17%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (2.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (2.17%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (2.17%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.17%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 34 (73.91%) Active Directory
2 18 (39.13%) Hyper-V
3 15 (32.61%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (17.39%) XenApp
5 4 (8.70%) XenServer
6 3 (6.52%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 3 (6.52%) Forefront TMG
6 3 (6.52%) vSphere
7 1 (2.17%) ISA Server
7 1 (2.17%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 37 (80.43%) SCCM
2 5 (10.87%) Backup Exec
2 5 (10.87%) SCSM
3 2 (4.35%) WSUS
4 1 (2.17%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 28 (60.87%) VMware
2 26 (56.52%) Citrix
3 25 (54.35%) Microsoft
4 13 (28.26%) Cisco
5 11 (23.91%) HP
6 5 (10.87%) McAfee
7 4 (8.70%) 3PAR
7 4 (8.70%) Sophos
7 4 (8.70%) Avaya
7 4 (8.70%) Symantec
8 2 (4.35%) Dell
9 1 (2.17%) SonicWALL
9 1 (2.17%) Juniper
9 1 (2.17%) NetIQ
9 1 (2.17%) CA
9 1 (2.17%) NetApp
9 1 (2.17%) Nokia
9 1 (2.17%) Oracle
9 1 (2.17%) EMC
9 1 (2.17%) Nortel
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