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 24 August 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
24 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM)
Rank 129 147 115
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -32
Contract jobs citing SCOM 20 19 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.57% 0.45% 0.80%
As % of the Systems Management category 6.21% 5.69% 10.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 16 11
Median daily rate £325 £325 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +18.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £398 £450 £335
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £360 £335
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +7.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Median hourly rate - - £31.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.50 £37.09 £28.25
% change year-on-year
-4.28% +31.29%
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
322 334 239
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 9.10% 7.96% 7.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 182 177 123
Median daily rate £411 £350 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.50% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £413
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 10 28
Median hourly rate £24.62 £11.75 £21.12
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+109.48% -44.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.45 £11.45 £13.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £44.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £21.07 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+32.87% +8.06%

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 24 August 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 24 August 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
Manchester -6 15 £325 +17.64% 6
Merseyside +6 2 £388 +55.00%
Cumbria - 1 £250 -
SCOM
England

SCOM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 August 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 71 (86.59%) Windows
1 71 (86.59%) Active Directory
2 65 (79.27%) Windows Server
3 63 (76.83%) SCCM
4 60 (73.17%) Microsoft
5 55 (67.07%) Windows Server 2012
6 42 (51.22%) VMware
7 39 (47.56%) PowerShell
8 35 (42.68%) Test Automation
8 35 (42.68%) Software Engineering
9 33 (40.24%) Security Cleared
10 31 (37.80%) VMware Infrastructure
11 27 (32.93%) SC Cleared
12 26 (31.71%) Skype for Business
12 26 (31.71%) Skype
13 25 (30.49%) MS Exchange
14 23 (28.05%) SharePoint
14 23 (28.05%) Windows Server 2003
14 23 (28.05%) Migration
15 22 (26.83%) Windows Server 2008
15 22 (26.83%) Data Migration
16 20 (24.39%) SharePoint 2013
17 19 (23.17%) Windows 10
18 17 (20.73%) Citrix
18 17 (20.73%) Linux
19 16 (19.51%) ITIL
20 15 (18.29%) MS Office
20 15 (18.29%) vSphere
21 14 (17.07%) MS Excel
22 12 (14.63%) IIS

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 (31.71%) Skype for Business
2 25 (30.49%) MS Exchange
3 23 (28.05%) SharePoint
4 20 (24.39%) SharePoint 2013
5 12 (14.63%) IIS
6 4 (4.88%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (3.66%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (1.22%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 15 (18.29%) MS Office
2 14 (17.07%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.22%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.22%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.22%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 7 (8.54%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (7.32%) Office 365
3 3 (3.66%) IaaS
3 3 (3.66%) PaaS
3 3 (3.66%) SaaS
4 1 (1.22%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 26 (31.71%) Skype
2 5 (6.10%) SAN
2 5 (6.10%) Unified Communications
3 4 (4.88%) DNS
3 4 (4.88%) LAN
3 4 (4.88%) Remote Desktop
3 4 (4.88%) WAN
4 3 (3.66%) DHCP
5 2 (2.44%) VLAN
6 1 (1.22%) MPLS
6 1 (1.22%) NetScaler
6 1 (1.22%) PBX
6 1 (1.22%) Reverse Proxy
6 1 (1.22%) Spanning Tree
6 1 (1.22%) VoIP
6 1 (1.22%) VPLS
6 1 (1.22%) VPN
6 1 (1.22%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (9.76%) SQL Server
2 6 (7.32%) Amazon RDS
2 6 (7.32%) SQL Server 2014
3 5 (6.10%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (6.10%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.22%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.22%) Oracle Database 12c
4 1 (1.22%) Oracle Reports
General
1 3 (3.66%) Local Government
1 3 (3.66%) Manufacturing
2 2 (2.44%) Banking
3 1 (1.22%) Finance
Job Titles
1 16 (19.51%) Architect
2 9 (10.98%) Analyst
2 9 (10.98%) Designer
2 9 (10.98%) Technical Analyst
3 8 (9.76%) Senior Analyst
3 8 (9.76%) Senior Technical Analyst
3 8 (9.76%) Solutions Architect
4 7 (8.54%) Server Specialist
4 7 (8.54%) Windows Server Specialist
4 7 (8.54%) Windows Specialist
5 6 (7.32%) Consultant
6 5 (6.10%) VMware Specialist
7 4 (4.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 3 (3.66%) Exchange Specialist
8 3 (3.66%) Project Manager
8 3 (3.66%) Senior Architect
8 3 (3.66%) Senior Solutions Architect
8 3 (3.66%) Server Engineer
8 3 (3.66%) Windows Engineer
9 2 (2.44%) Operations Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.22%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.54%) Data Centre
2 5 (6.10%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (4.88%) Hybrid Cloud
4 3 (3.66%) Fat Client
4 3 (3.66%) Life Science
4 3 (3.66%) Thin Client
5 2 (2.44%) PKI
6 1 (1.22%) Replication
6 1 (1.22%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 71 (86.59%) Windows
2 65 (79.27%) Windows Server
3 55 (67.07%) Windows Server 2012
4 23 (28.05%) Windows Server 2003
5 22 (26.83%) Windows Server 2008
6 19 (23.17%) Windows 10
7 17 (20.73%) Linux
8 8 (9.76%) Solaris
8 8 (9.76%) Unix
9 7 (8.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (1.22%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (42.68%) Software Engineering
1 35 (42.68%) Test Automation
2 23 (28.05%) Migration
3 22 (26.83%) Data Migration
4 16 (19.51%) ITIL
5 11 (13.41%) Patch Management
5 11 (13.41%) Technical Analysis
6 10 (12.20%) Identity Management
7 9 (10.98%) Security Patching
7 9 (10.98%) Virtual Environments
8 6 (7.32%) Identity Access Management
9 5 (6.10%) Infrastructure Transformation
10 4 (4.88%) Application Packaging
10 4 (4.88%) Records Management
11 2 (2.44%) Analytics
11 2 (2.44%) Coaching
11 2 (2.44%) Data Analytics
11 2 (2.44%) Infrastructure Management
11 2 (2.44%) Stakeholder Management
11 2 (2.44%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 39 (47.56%) PowerShell
2 8 (9.76%) SQL
Qualifications
1 33 (40.24%) Security Cleared
2 27 (32.93%) SC Cleared
3 10 (12.20%) ITIL Certification
4 9 (10.98%) MCP
4 9 (10.98%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (3.66%) DBS Check
6 2 (2.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (1.22%) CCNA
7 1 (1.22%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (1.22%) MCSA
7 1 (1.22%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (9.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 71 (86.59%) Active Directory
2 31 (37.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (18.29%) vSphere
4 7 (8.54%) Hyper-V
5 5 (6.10%) VMware ESX
6 3 (3.66%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (2.44%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (2.44%) VMware Server
7 2 (2.44%) XenApp
7 2 (2.44%) XenDesktop
8 1 (1.22%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 1 (1.22%) DFS Replication
8 1 (1.22%) Xen
Systems Management
1 63 (76.83%) SCCM
2 12 (14.63%) WSUS
3 4 (4.88%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 4 (4.88%) SCOrch
4 3 (3.66%) AirWatch
4 3 (3.66%) Microsoft Intune
4 3 (3.66%) vRealize
5 1 (1.22%) Backup Exec
5 1 (1.22%) Cisco UCCX
5 1 (1.22%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (1.22%) HP SIM
5 1 (1.22%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (1.22%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 1 (1.22%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 1 (1.22%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (1.22%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 60 (73.17%) Microsoft
2 42 (51.22%) VMware
3 17 (20.73%) Citrix
4 7 (8.54%) Red Hat
5 6 (7.32%) Cisco
6 3 (3.66%) Dell
6 3 (3.66%) HP
6 3 (3.66%) NetApp
7 2 (2.44%) EMC
7 2 (2.44%) Remedy
7 2 (2.44%) SolarWinds
8 1 (1.22%) Canon
8 1 (1.22%) F5
8 1 (1.22%) IBM
8 1 (1.22%) Intel Security
8 1 (1.22%) Oracle
8 1 (1.22%) Riverbed
8 1 (1.22%) Siemens
8 1 (1.22%) Sonus
8 1 (1.22%) Symantec