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 3 September 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM)
Rank 144 112 112
Rank change year-on-year
-32 0
Contract jobs citing SCOM 22 24 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.51% 0.77% 1.03%
As % of the Systems Management category 6.96% 11.59% 12.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 10 7
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£325 £275 £240
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.18% +14.58%
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.40% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 16
Average hourly rate £25.00 £31.50 £33.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.63% -5.26%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.09 £31.50 £31.56
% change year-on-year
+17.74% -0.17%
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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
316 207 239
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 7.26% 6.67% 8.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 179 102 96
Average daily rate £350 £300 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £222 £175 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 27 31
Average hourly rate £12.00 £20.28 £31.56
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.82% -35.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £13.48 £19.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.00 £40.00 £40.17
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.07 £20.06 £21.75
% change year-on-year
+5.04% -7.77%

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 3 September 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 3 September 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
Manchester -16 13 £325 +85.71% 3
Cheshire -18 3 £450 -
Merseyside - 3 £245 -
SCOM
England

SCOM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 22 (64.71%) SCCM
2 18 (52.94%) VMware
2 18 (52.94%) SQL
3 16 (47.06%) Hyper-V
4 15 (44.12%) VMware Infrastructure
4 15 (44.12%) Microsoft
5 14 (41.18%) ITIL
5 14 (41.18%) Windows
6 11 (32.35%) Citrix
7 9 (26.47%) SAN
8 8 (23.53%) Symantec
8 8 (23.53%) McAfee
8 8 (23.53%) Sophos
8 8 (23.53%) Cisco Certification
8 8 (23.53%) Microsoft Certification
8 8 (23.53%) CCNA
8 8 (23.53%) Backup Exec
9 7 (20.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 7 (20.59%) CCA
9 7 (20.59%) Citrix Certification
10 6 (17.65%) Workflow
10 6 (17.65%) BizTalk Server
10 6 (17.65%) Visual Studio
10 6 (17.65%) WCF
10 6 (17.65%) LINQ
10 6 (17.65%) Unit Testing
10 6 (17.65%) Continuous Integration
10 6 (17.65%) Team Foundation Server
10 6 (17.65%) WiX
10 6 (17.65%) MSBuild

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Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 6 (17.65%) BizTalk Server
2 4 (11.76%) MS Exchange
3 2 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (5.88%) TPMS
4 1 (2.94%) Lync
4 1 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 1 (2.94%) MS Office
1 1 (2.94%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.94%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 3 (8.82%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (2.94%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (26.47%) SAN
2 3 (8.82%) DNS
3 1 (2.94%) DHCP
3 1 (2.94%) Ethernet
3 1 (2.94%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.94%) Firewall
3 1 (2.94%) VLAN
3 1 (2.94%) NAS
3 1 (2.94%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.88%) SQL Server
1 2 (5.88%) Oracle Reports
1 2 (5.88%) Oracle Database 12c
1 2 (5.88%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 6 (17.65%) Visual Studio
1 6 (17.65%) Team Foundation Server
1 6 (17.65%) WiX
1 6 (17.65%) MSBuild
General
1 2 (5.88%) Pharmaceutical
1 2 (5.88%) Finance
2 1 (2.94%) Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (20.59%) Analyst
2 6 (17.65%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 5 (14.71%) Support Analyst
4 4 (11.76%) Developer
4 4 (11.76%) 3rd Line Support
4 4 (11.76%) Service Analyst
4 4 (11.76%) BizTalk Developer
5 3 (8.82%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
5 3 (8.82%) 2nd Line Support
5 3 (8.82%) Consultant
6 2 (5.88%) Architect
6 2 (5.88%) DBA
6 2 (5.88%) Infrastructure Specialist
6 2 (5.88%) Virtualisation Engineer
6 2 (5.88%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
6 2 (5.88%) Oracle DBA
6 2 (5.88%) BizTalk Architect
7 1 (2.94%) Monitoring Specialist
7 1 (2.94%) Server Engineer
7 1 (2.94%) BizTalk Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (17.65%) WCF
1 6 (17.65%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.82%) Replication
2 1 (2.94%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 14 (41.18%) Windows
2 5 (14.71%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (11.76%) Linux
4 2 (5.88%) Solaris
4 2 (5.88%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (5.88%) UNIX
4 2 (5.88%) Windows 8
5 1 (2.94%) Windows 7
5 1 (2.94%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (41.18%) ITIL
2 6 (17.65%) Workflow
2 6 (17.65%) Unit Testing
2 6 (17.65%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (11.76%) Incident Management
3 4 (11.76%) Problem Management
4 3 (8.82%) Capacity Management
5 2 (5.88%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (5.88%) Performance Monitoring
5 2 (5.88%) Requirements Analysis
5 2 (5.88%) Service Management
5 2 (5.88%) Service Delivery
6 1 (2.94%) Identity Management
6 1 (2.94%) Data Protection
6 1 (2.94%) Infrastructure Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (52.94%) SQL
2 3 (8.82%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 8 (23.53%) CCNA
1 8 (23.53%) Cisco Certification
1 8 (23.53%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (20.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 7 (20.59%) CCA
2 7 (20.59%) Citrix Certification
3 4 (11.76%) MCSA
3 4 (11.76%) MCITP
4 3 (8.82%) MCP
4 3 (8.82%) MCSE
4 3 (8.82%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (14.71%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (47.06%) Hyper-V
2 15 (44.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (8.82%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (8.82%) Active Directory
3 3 (8.82%) VMware ESX
4 1 (2.94%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 22 (64.71%) SCCM
2 8 (23.53%) Backup Exec
3 3 (8.82%) SCOrch
4 2 (5.88%) SCSM
4 2 (5.88%) Oracle RMAN
4 2 (5.88%) Puppet
4 2 (5.88%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 2 (5.88%) MOM
5 1 (2.94%) Netcool
5 1 (2.94%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (2.94%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 18 (52.94%) VMware
2 15 (44.12%) Microsoft
3 11 (32.35%) Citrix
4 8 (23.53%) Symantec
4 8 (23.53%) McAfee
4 8 (23.53%) Sophos
5 3 (8.82%) Veeam
5 3 (8.82%) CA
5 3 (8.82%) Dell
5 3 (8.82%) Cisco
6 2 (5.88%) IBM
6 2 (5.88%) EMC
6 2 (5.88%) Intel
6 2 (5.88%) Oracle
6 2 (5.88%) ServiceNow
6 2 (5.88%) Remedy
7 1 (2.94%) Rackspace
7 1 (2.94%) Veritas
7 1 (2.94%) HP
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