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 March 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 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM)
Rank 128 104 97
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -7
Contract jobs citing SCOM 19 26 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.55% 0.94% 1.04%
As % of the Systems Management category 8.30% 11.66% 12.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 7 13
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£300 £275 £253
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% +8.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £235 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £325 £366
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £325 £333
% change year-on-year
+23.07% -2.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 10 0
Average hourly rate £30.00 £37.03 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.97% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.25 £28.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
-4.38% -6.55%
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
229 223 194
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 6.66% 8.08% 8.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 104 74
Average daily rate £380 £319 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.98% -0.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £192 £209 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £532 £425 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £345 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.24% -1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 19 23
Average hourly rate £28.77 £38.75 £23.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.75% +64.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £18.03 £15.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.26 £47.50 £33.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%

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 March 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 March 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
Merseyside - 14 £250 - 1
Cheshire -11 3 £408 +63.00%
Cumbria - - - -
Lancashire - - - -
Manchester - - - - 3
SCOM
England

SCOM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 27 (87.10%) SCCM
2 16 (51.61%) IBM
2 16 (51.61%) Remedy
3 15 (48.39%) Netcool
3 15 (48.39%) Netcool/OMNIbus
3 15 (48.39%) Windows
4 10 (32.26%) VMware
5 9 (29.03%) ITIL
5 9 (29.03%) Microsoft
6 8 (25.81%) Windows Server 2003
6 8 (25.81%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (22.58%) Active Directory
8 6 (19.35%) Citrix
8 6 (19.35%) DHCP
9 5 (16.13%) Hyper-V
9 5 (16.13%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (12.90%) High Availability
10 4 (12.90%) VMware Infrastructure
10 4 (12.90%) Finance
10 4 (12.90%) Migration
10 4 (12.90%) Clustering
11 3 (9.68%) Local Government
11 3 (9.68%) VLAN
11 3 (9.68%) Windows 7
11 3 (9.68%) WAN
11 3 (9.68%) SQL
11 3 (9.68%) SQL Server
11 3 (9.68%) MCSE
11 3 (9.68%) MS Excel
11 3 (9.68%) EMC

SCOM
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 2 (6.45%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.23%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.23%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (3.23%) Lync
2 1 (3.23%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (9.68%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (19.35%) DHCP
2 3 (9.68%) WAN
2 3 (9.68%) SAN
2 3 (9.68%) VLAN
3 2 (6.45%) Firewall
3 2 (6.45%) TCP/IP
3 2 (6.45%) VPN
3 2 (6.45%) DNS
3 2 (6.45%) LAN
3 2 (6.45%) SMS
4 1 (3.23%) SMTP
4 1 (3.23%) Ethernet
4 1 (3.23%) HTTP
4 1 (3.23%) SNMP
4 1 (3.23%) SSL
4 1 (3.23%) IPv4
4 1 (3.23%) IP Telephony
4 1 (3.23%) SSH
4 1 (3.23%) iSCSI
4 1 (3.23%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.68%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.23%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (3.23%) Data Mining
2 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2000
2 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (3.23%) Oracle Database 12c
2 1 (3.23%) Oracle Database
2 1 (3.23%) MySQL
General
1 4 (12.90%) Finance
2 3 (9.68%) Local Government
3 1 (3.23%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (41.94%) SCCM Specialist
2 7 (22.58%) Analyst
3 4 (12.90%) Wintel Analyst
4 3 (9.68%) Architect
5 2 (6.45%) Technical Architect
5 2 (6.45%) Systems Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 1 (3.23%) Infrastructure Specialist
6 1 (3.23%) Infrastructure Designer
6 1 (3.23%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
6 1 (3.23%) Designer
6 1 (3.23%) Technical Design Authority
6 1 (3.23%) Operations Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) Solutions Architect
6 1 (3.23%) Support Analyst
6 1 (3.23%) Senior Systems Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) 3rd Line Support
6 1 (3.23%) Solutions Designer
6 1 (3.23%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.23%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.90%) Clustering
2 1 (3.23%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (3.23%) Replication
2 1 (3.23%) CLARiiON
Operating Systems
1 15 (48.39%) Windows
2 8 (25.81%) Windows Server 2003
2 8 (25.81%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (16.13%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (9.68%) Windows 7
5 2 (6.45%) Linux
5 2 (6.45%) Windows XP
6 1 (3.23%) Solaris
6 1 (3.23%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (29.03%) ITIL
2 4 (12.90%) Migration
2 4 (12.90%) High Availability
3 1 (3.23%) SIEM
3 1 (3.23%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (3.23%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (3.23%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (3.23%) Business Continuity
3 1 (3.23%) Information Security
3 1 (3.23%) Requirements Analysis
3 1 (3.23%) Service Management
3 1 (3.23%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 3 (9.68%) SQL
2 1 (3.23%) Python
2 1 (3.23%) Ruby
2 1 (3.23%) Bash Shell
2 1 (3.23%) Perl
Qualifications
1 3 (9.68%) MCSE
1 3 (9.68%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (6.45%) Degree
3 1 (3.23%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.23%) Security Cleared
3 1 (3.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (3.23%) CCNA
3 1 (3.23%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 7 (22.58%) Active Directory
2 5 (16.13%) Hyper-V
3 4 (12.90%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (3.23%) NFS
4 1 (3.23%) XenApp
4 1 (3.23%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (3.23%) Terminal Services
4 1 (3.23%) Samba
4 1 (3.23%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 27 (87.10%) SCCM
2 15 (48.39%) Netcool
2 15 (48.39%) Netcool/OMNIbus
3 3 (9.68%) MOM
4 1 (3.23%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (3.23%) Nagios
4 1 (3.23%) WSUS
4 1 (3.23%) Puppet
4 1 (3.23%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (3.23%) SCOrch
4 1 (3.23%) Opsview
Vendors
1 16 (51.61%) IBM
1 16 (51.61%) Remedy
2 10 (32.26%) VMware
3 9 (29.03%) Microsoft
4 6 (19.35%) Citrix
5 3 (9.68%) EMC
6 2 (6.45%) Cisco
7 1 (3.23%) Oracle
7 1 (3.23%) Nortel
7 1 (3.23%) HP
7 1 (3.23%) Dell
7 1 (3.23%) CA
7 1 (3.23%) NetApp
7 1 (3.23%) Nokia
7 1 (3.23%) CheckPoint
7 1 (3.23%) SonicWALL
7 1 (3.23%) ArcSight
7 1 (3.23%) McAfee
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