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 20 February 2017 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
20 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM)
England / North West
Rank 113 136 127
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -9
Contract jobs citing SCOM 21 13 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.80% 0.35% 0.54%
As % of the Systems Management category 8.17% 5.75% 7.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 11 7
Median daily rate £350 £375 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +50.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £275 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £408 £400 £415
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £400
% change year-on-year
- -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Median hourly rate - £190.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +533.33%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £54.08 £55.65 £27.25
% change year-on-year
-2.83% +104.22%

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
257 226 241
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 9.79% 6.07% 7.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 160 116 118
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £199
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £370
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +8.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 15 6
Median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £32.54
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -38.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £13.00 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.70 £42.70 £38.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £35.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-42.85% +55.55%

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 20 February 2017.

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 20 February 2017. 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 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 +16 7 £350 - 2
Cheshire +29 6 £323 +24.03% 1
Merseyside -4 3 £400 +6.66%
Lancashire - 1 £263 -
SCOM
England

SCOM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 20 February 2017, 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 28 (66.67%) Windows
2 23 (54.76%) Linux
2 23 (54.76%) Microsoft
3 18 (42.86%) Solaris
4 16 (38.10%) ITIL
4 16 (38.10%) VMware
4 16 (38.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 15 (35.71%) SQL
6 14 (33.33%) AIX
6 14 (33.33%) IBM
6 14 (33.33%) Netcool
6 14 (33.33%) PowerShell
7 13 (30.95%) VMware Infrastructure
7 13 (30.95%) CA
7 13 (30.95%) HPUX
7 13 (30.95%) Java
7 13 (30.95%) Perl
8 12 (28.57%) Active Directory
8 12 (28.57%) SCCM
9 11 (26.19%) Windows Server 2008
9 11 (26.19%) Windows Server 2003
10 10 (23.81%) HP
11 9 (21.43%) Oracle
11 9 (21.43%) Red Hat
11 9 (21.43%) Oracle Database
12 8 (19.05%) Tivoli
12 8 (19.05%) Unix
12 8 (19.05%) VBScript
13 7 (16.67%) SAN
13 7 (16.67%) Asset Management

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 3 (7.14%) IIS
2 2 (4.76%) Exchange Server 5.5
2 2 (4.76%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (9.52%) MS PowerPoint
1 4 (9.52%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (7.14%) Office 365
2 2 (4.76%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (16.67%) SAN
2 4 (9.52%) LAN
2 4 (9.52%) VPN
2 4 (9.52%) WAN
3 3 (7.14%) Firewall
4 2 (4.76%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (21.43%) Oracle Database
2 6 (14.29%) Oracle Database 11g
2 6 (14.29%) Oracle Database 12c
2 6 (14.29%) SQL Server
3 5 (11.90%) Ingres
3 5 (11.90%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 5 (11.90%) Oracle Database 10g
3 5 (11.90%) Oracle9i Database
3 5 (11.90%) SQL Server 2000
3 5 (11.90%) SQL Server 2005
3 5 (11.90%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (11.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 5 (11.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (11.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (4.76%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (14.29%) Finance
2 4 (9.52%) Banking
3 1 (2.38%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 8 (19.05%) Monitoring Engineer
2 6 (14.29%) Consultant
3 5 (11.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 5 (11.90%) Systems Engineer
3 5 (11.90%) Systems Monitoring Engineer
4 4 (9.52%) DBA
4 4 (9.52%) Oracle DBA
5 3 (7.14%) Enterprise Management Engineer
5 3 (7.14%) IT Engineer
5 3 (7.14%) Solaris Engineer
5 3 (7.14%) SQL DBA
5 3 (7.14%) Technical Engineer
5 3 (7.14%) Windows Engineer
6 2 (4.76%) AWS Engineer
6 2 (4.76%) Azure Engineer
6 2 (4.76%) Monitoring Specialist
6 2 (4.76%) Oracle SQL Server DBA
6 2 (4.76%) PowerShell Engineer
6 2 (4.76%) SQL Server DBA
6 2 (4.76%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (14.29%) Middleware
1 6 (14.29%) Regular Expression
2 2 (4.76%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (14.29%) Mainframe
2 5 (11.90%) Data Centre
2 5 (11.90%) Oracle Licensing
3 3 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (4.76%) Public Cloud
5 1 (2.38%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 28 (66.67%) Windows
2 23 (54.76%) Linux
3 18 (42.86%) Solaris
4 16 (38.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 14 (33.33%) AIX
6 13 (30.95%) HPUX
7 11 (26.19%) Windows Server 2003
7 11 (26.19%) Windows Server 2008
8 8 (19.05%) Unix
9 6 (14.29%) Windows XP
10 5 (11.90%) Windows Server
10 5 (11.90%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (2.38%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (38.10%) ITIL
2 7 (16.67%) Asset Management
2 7 (16.67%) Software Asset Management
3 6 (14.29%) Performance Tuning
3 6 (14.29%) Release Management
3 6 (14.29%) Service Management
4 5 (11.90%) Software Licensing
5 4 (9.52%) Infrastructure Management
5 4 (9.52%) Risk Management
5 4 (9.52%) Security Monitoring
5 4 (9.52%) Technical Analysis
6 3 (7.14%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (7.14%) Open Source
6 3 (7.14%) Time Management
7 2 (4.76%) SIEM
8 1 (2.38%) High-Frequency Trading
8 1 (2.38%) Line Management
8 1 (2.38%) Performance Monitoring
8 1 (2.38%) Portfolio Management
8 1 (2.38%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 15 (35.71%) SQL
2 14 (33.33%) PowerShell
3 13 (30.95%) Java
3 13 (30.95%) Perl
4 8 (19.05%) VBScript
5 6 (14.29%) Bourne shell
5 6 (14.29%) Korn
6 4 (9.52%) Shell Script
7 2 (4.76%) VB
7 2 (4.76%) VB6
8 1 (2.38%) PL/SQL
8 1 (2.38%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (14.29%) ITIL Certification
2 5 (11.90%) MCSE
2 5 (11.90%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (9.52%) CCNA
3 4 (9.52%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (9.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 3 (7.14%) SC Cleared
4 3 (7.14%) Security Cleared
5 2 (4.76%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.38%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (30.95%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (28.57%) Active Directory
3 6 (14.29%) Virtual Servers
4 5 (11.90%) Hyper-V
4 5 (11.90%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 5 (11.90%) VMware ESX
5 4 (9.52%) vSphere
6 3 (7.14%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (4.76%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 2 (4.76%) VMware GSX
Systems Management
1 14 (33.33%) Netcool
2 12 (28.57%) SCCM
3 8 (19.05%) Tivoli
4 7 (16.67%) IBM BigFix
5 6 (14.29%) HP SiteScope
5 6 (14.29%) Oracle RMAN
6 5 (11.90%) Data Guard
7 4 (9.52%) Backup Exec
7 4 (9.52%) McAfee ePO
8 3 (7.14%) Graphite
8 3 (7.14%) Graylog
8 3 (7.14%) Opscode Chef
8 3 (7.14%) Oracle ZFS
8 3 (7.14%) Puppet
8 3 (7.14%) SCOrch
8 3 (7.14%) SCSM
9 2 (4.76%) MOM
9 2 (4.76%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 2 (4.76%) WSUS
10 1 (2.38%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 23 (54.76%) Microsoft
2 16 (38.10%) VMware
3 14 (33.33%) IBM
4 13 (30.95%) CA
5 10 (23.81%) HP
6 9 (21.43%) Oracle
6 9 (21.43%) Red Hat
7 7 (16.67%) ServiceNow
8 6 (14.29%) Cisco
9 5 (11.90%) Dell
10 4 (9.52%) Canon
10 4 (9.52%) Intel Security
10 4 (9.52%) Symantec
11 3 (7.14%) EqualLogic
11 3 (7.14%) Veeam
12 2 (4.76%) Citrix
12 2 (4.76%) Forcepoint
12 2 (4.76%) Fortinet
12 2 (4.76%) SolarWinds
12 2 (4.76%) Sophos