The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Systems Management category for the North West region.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM)
Rank 103 98 119
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +21
Contract jobs citing SCOM 35 19 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.08% 0.78% 0.52%
As % of the Systems Management category 11.99% 10.50% 6.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 9 5
Average daily rate £270 £240 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £215 £277
10% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £267 £385
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 1 7
Average hourly rate £32.03 £18.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+77.93% +5.88%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.50 £33.75 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-12.59% +98.52%
Systems Management Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
292 181 237
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 9.05% 7.39% 7.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 131 65 89
Average daily rate £350 £265 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.07% -17.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £223 £170 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 16 14
Average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +17.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £17.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £30.00 £17.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £22.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+13.63% +18.91%
SCOM
England

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 16 April 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 16 April 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 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
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Job
Vacancies
Cheshire +6 18 £255 -
Manchester -6 15 £325 +28.71% 2
Merseyside - 1 - -
Lancashire - - - - 2
SCOM
England

SCOM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 51 (91.07%) Windows
2 35 (62.50%) Citrix
3 33 (58.93%) VMware
4 31 (55.36%) Microsoft
5 29 (51.79%) Active Directory
5 29 (51.79%) Windows Server 2008
6 21 (37.50%) Windows Server 2003
7 20 (35.71%) ITIL
7 20 (35.71%) SCCM
8 19 (33.93%) DHCP
9 18 (32.14%) LAN
9 18 (32.14%) WAN
9 18 (32.14%) DNS
10 16 (28.57%) SQL
10 16 (28.57%) Local Government
10 16 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
11 15 (26.79%) VMware Infrastructure
11 15 (26.79%) Hyper-V
12 14 (25.00%) SAN
12 14 (25.00%) MS Exchange
13 13 (23.21%) SCSM
14 12 (21.43%) XenDesktop
14 12 (21.43%) Clustering
15 11 (19.64%) IIS
15 11 (19.64%) EMC
16 9 (16.07%) Cisco
16 9 (16.07%) Service Management
16 9 (16.07%) Disaster Recovery
16 9 (16.07%) PowerShell
17 8 (14.29%) XenApp

SCOM
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 14 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 11 (19.64%) IIS
3 7 (12.50%) SharePoint
4 5 (8.93%) Lync
4 5 (8.93%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (7.14%) SharePoint 2010
6 3 (5.36%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (1.79%) IBM Notes
7 1 (1.79%) Office Communications Server
7 1 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 1 (1.79%) MS Office
1 1 (1.79%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (8.93%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 19 (33.93%) DHCP
2 18 (32.14%) LAN
2 18 (32.14%) WAN
2 18 (32.14%) DNS
3 14 (25.00%) SAN
4 7 (12.50%) TCP/IP
4 7 (12.50%) VLAN
5 5 (8.93%) Wireless
6 4 (7.14%) Reverse Proxy
6 4 (7.14%) IPsec
7 1 (1.79%) LDAP
7 1 (1.79%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 6 (10.71%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (5.36%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (3.57%) SQL Server 2000
General
1 16 (28.57%) Local Government
2 3 (5.36%) Back Office
3 1 (1.79%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 13 (23.21%) Server Engineer
2 7 (12.50%) Architect
3 6 (10.71%) Wintel Engineer
3 6 (10.71%) Consultant
4 5 (8.93%) Infrastructure Architect
5 4 (7.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (7.14%) Network Engineer
5 4 (7.14%) Analyst
6 3 (5.36%) Tester
6 3 (5.36%) Systems Tester
6 3 (5.36%) Test Engineer
6 3 (5.36%) Citrix Server Engineer
6 3 (5.36%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (5.36%) Windows Server Engineer
6 3 (5.36%) Technical Tester
6 3 (5.36%) Technical Engineer
6 3 (5.36%) Citrix Engineer
7 2 (3.57%) SQL DBA
7 2 (3.57%) Implementation Engineer
7 2 (3.57%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 12 (21.43%) Clustering
2 6 (10.71%) PKI
3 3 (5.36%) Enterprise Storage
4 2 (3.57%) CESG
5 1 (1.79%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 51 (91.07%) Windows
2 29 (51.79%) Windows Server 2008
3 21 (37.50%) Windows Server 2003
4 16 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (14.29%) Solaris
6 5 (8.93%) Windows 7
7 2 (3.57%) Windows 2000 Server
7 2 (3.57%) Windows 8
7 2 (3.57%) UNIX
7 2 (3.57%) AIX
8 1 (1.79%) Windows NT
8 1 (1.79%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (35.71%) ITIL
2 9 (16.07%) Service Management
2 9 (16.07%) Disaster Recovery
3 7 (12.50%) PRINCE2
4 6 (10.71%) Customer Engagement
4 6 (10.71%) Migration
4 6 (10.71%) Performance Monitoring
5 5 (8.93%) Server Monitoring
5 5 (8.93%) CRM
6 4 (7.14%) Performance Management
7 3 (5.36%) ITSM
7 3 (5.36%) Performance Testing
7 3 (5.36%) Test Scripting
8 2 (3.57%) Change Control
8 2 (3.57%) Root Cause Analysis
8 2 (3.57%) Security Management
9 1 (1.79%) Information Security
9 1 (1.79%) Information Security Management
9 1 (1.79%) High Availability
9 1 (1.79%) Information Assurance
Programming Languages
1 16 (28.57%) SQL
2 9 (16.07%) PowerShell
3 3 (5.36%) LINC
Qualifications
1 5 (8.93%) SC Cleared
1 5 (8.93%) Security Cleared
2 4 (7.14%) Degree
2 4 (7.14%) ISEB
3 3 (5.36%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.79%) MCSE
4 1 (1.79%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (1.79%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 29 (51.79%) Active Directory
2 15 (26.79%) VMware Infrastructure
2 15 (26.79%) Hyper-V
3 12 (21.43%) XenDesktop
4 8 (14.29%) XenApp
5 5 (8.93%) vSphere
5 5 (8.93%) VMware Server
6 4 (7.14%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 3 (5.36%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 20 (35.71%) SCCM
2 13 (23.21%) SCSM
3 6 (10.71%) WMI
3 6 (10.71%) MOM
4 5 (8.93%) NetBackup
5 4 (7.14%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 35 (62.50%) Citrix
2 33 (58.93%) VMware
3 31 (55.36%) Microsoft
4 11 (19.64%) EMC
5 9 (16.07%) Cisco
6 6 (10.71%) HP
7 5 (8.93%) Avaya
8 4 (7.14%) 3PAR
9 3 (5.36%) Dell
9 3 (5.36%) NetApp
9 3 (5.36%) SolarWinds
10 2 (3.57%) Symantec
10 2 (3.57%) McAfee
11 1 (1.79%) Juniper
11 1 (1.79%) Lotus