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 10 December 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
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM)
Rank 131 150 133
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -17
Contract jobs citing SCOM 26 6 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.83% 0.14% 0.30%
As % of the Systems Management category 8.13% 1.90% 4.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 3 3
Median daily rate £363 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £272 £335 £360
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £435 £480
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.65 £34.00 £27.83
% change year-on-year
+63.70% +22.15%
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
320 316 221
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 10.18% 7.62% 6.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 218 167 134
Median daily rate £420 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £264 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 16 7
Median hourly rate £14.52 £15.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.32% -55.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.88 £12.00 £14.41
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.98 £40.00 £39.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £23.75
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -26.31%

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 10 December 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 10 December 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 +8 10 £300 -7.69% 3
Lancashire - 10 £420 -
Merseyside +2 3 £400 - 1
Cheshire +16 2 £275 -38.88%
SCOM
England

SCOM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 10 December 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 36 (78.26%) Windows
2 32 (69.57%) Microsoft
3 27 (58.70%) VMware
4 25 (54.35%) Active Directory
5 23 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 23 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 21 (45.65%) SCCM
7 20 (43.48%) VMware Infrastructure
8 19 (41.30%) ITIL
8 19 (41.30%) Windows Server
9 18 (39.13%) Linux
10 16 (34.78%) SQL
11 14 (30.43%) Windows Server 2012
12 13 (28.26%) HP
12 13 (28.26%) PowerShell
13 12 (26.09%) Solaris
13 12 (26.09%) ITIL Certification
14 11 (23.91%) Microsoft Certification
14 11 (23.91%) Red Hat
14 11 (23.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 9 (19.57%) WSUS
15 9 (19.57%) Unix
15 9 (19.57%) Technical Analysis
16 8 (17.39%) VBScript
16 8 (17.39%) IIS
16 8 (17.39%) Cisco
16 8 (17.39%) SAN
17 7 (15.22%) Citrix
17 7 (15.22%) Tivoli
17 7 (15.22%) Netcool

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 8 (17.39%) IIS
2 4 (8.70%) MS Exchange
3 2 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (4.35%) Exchange Server 5.5
4 1 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (2.17%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 5 (10.87%) MS PowerPoint
1 5 (10.87%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.17%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (8.70%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (6.52%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (4.35%) IaaS
3 2 (4.35%) Office 365
4 1 (2.17%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 8 (17.39%) SAN
2 7 (15.22%) LAN
2 7 (15.22%) WAN
3 5 (10.87%) VPN
4 2 (4.35%) NAS
4 2 (4.35%) VLAN
5 1 (2.17%) DNS
5 1 (2.17%) Firewall
5 1 (2.17%) MPLS
5 1 (2.17%) NetScaler
5 1 (2.17%) PBX
5 1 (2.17%) Skype
5 1 (2.17%) Spanning Tree
5 1 (2.17%) Unified Communications
5 1 (2.17%) VoIP
5 1 (2.17%) VPLS
5 1 (2.17%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (13.04%) Oracle Database
2 5 (10.87%) Ingres
2 5 (10.87%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 5 (10.87%) Oracle Database 10g
2 5 (10.87%) Oracle Database 11g
2 5 (10.87%) Oracle Database 12c
2 5 (10.87%) Oracle9i Database
2 5 (10.87%) SQL Server
2 5 (10.87%) SQL Server 2000
2 5 (10.87%) SQL Server 2005
2 5 (10.87%) SQL Server 2008
2 5 (10.87%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 5 (10.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 5 (10.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (4.35%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (6.52%) Banking
2 1 (2.17%) Back Office
2 1 (2.17%) Finance
2 1 (2.17%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 7 (15.22%) Analyst
2 6 (13.04%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 6 (13.04%) Monitoring Engineer
3 5 (10.87%) Consultant
3 5 (10.87%) Senior Analyst
3 5 (10.87%) Senior Technical Analyst
3 5 (10.87%) Systems Engineer
3 5 (10.87%) Systems Monitoring Engineer
3 5 (10.87%) Technical Analyst
4 4 (8.70%) IT Engineer
4 4 (8.70%) Windows Engineer
5 3 (6.52%) DBA
5 3 (6.52%) Oracle DBA
5 3 (6.52%) Project Manager
5 3 (6.52%) Server Specialist
5 3 (6.52%) SQL DBA
5 3 (6.52%) Windows Server Specialist
5 3 (6.52%) Windows Specialist
6 2 (4.35%) Architect
6 2 (4.35%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (13.04%) Regular Expression
2 2 (4.35%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.87%) Oracle Licensing
2 3 (6.52%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (6.52%) Data Centre
3 2 (4.35%) Public Cloud
4 1 (2.17%) AS400
4 1 (2.17%) Life Science
4 1 (2.17%) PKI
4 1 (2.17%) Replication
4 1 (2.17%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 36 (78.26%) Windows
2 23 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 23 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 19 (41.30%) Windows Server
4 18 (39.13%) Linux
5 14 (30.43%) Windows Server 2012
6 12 (26.09%) Solaris
7 11 (23.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 9 (19.57%) Unix
9 7 (15.22%) AIX
10 6 (13.04%) HPUX
10 6 (13.04%) Windows XP
11 1 (2.17%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (41.30%) ITIL
2 9 (19.57%) Technical Analysis
3 6 (13.04%) Infrastructure Management
3 6 (13.04%) Patch Management
3 6 (13.04%) Release Management
3 6 (13.04%) Service Management
4 5 (10.87%) Performance Tuning
4 5 (10.87%) Security Patching
4 5 (10.87%) Software Licensing
4 5 (10.87%) Virtual Environments
5 3 (6.52%) Time Management
6 2 (4.35%) Analytics
6 2 (4.35%) Capacity Planning
6 2 (4.35%) Coaching
6 2 (4.35%) Data Analytics
6 2 (4.35%) SIEM
6 2 (4.35%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (2.17%) Business Continuity
7 1 (2.17%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (2.17%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 16 (34.78%) SQL
2 13 (28.26%) PowerShell
3 8 (17.39%) VBScript
4 6 (13.04%) Bourne shell
4 6 (13.04%) Java
4 6 (13.04%) Korn
4 6 (13.04%) Perl
5 2 (4.35%) VB
5 2 (4.35%) VB6
6 1 (2.17%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 12 (26.09%) ITIL Certification
2 11 (23.91%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (13.04%) MCSE
3 6 (13.04%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 5 (10.87%) CCNA
4 5 (10.87%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (10.87%) MCP
5 4 (8.70%) Security Cleared
6 3 (6.52%) MCSA
6 3 (6.52%) SC Cleared
7 2 (4.35%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (10.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 25 (54.35%) Active Directory
2 20 (43.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (13.04%) Virtual Servers
3 6 (13.04%) VMware ESX
4 5 (10.87%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 4 (8.70%) vSphere
6 3 (6.52%) Hyper-V
7 2 (4.35%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 2 (4.35%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (4.35%) VMware GSX
7 2 (4.35%) XenDesktop
8 1 (2.17%) DFS Replication
8 1 (2.17%) VMware Server
8 1 (2.17%) Xen
8 1 (2.17%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 21 (45.65%) SCCM
2 9 (19.57%) WSUS
3 7 (15.22%) Netcool
3 7 (15.22%) Tivoli
4 6 (13.04%) HP SiteScope
5 5 (10.87%) Backup Exec
5 5 (10.87%) Data Guard
5 5 (10.87%) McAfee ePO
5 5 (10.87%) Oracle RMAN
6 3 (6.52%) SCOrch
6 3 (6.52%) SCSM
7 2 (4.35%) MOM
7 2 (4.35%) SCVMM
7 2 (4.35%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (2.17%) Cisco UCCX
8 1 (2.17%) Graphite
8 1 (2.17%) Graylog
8 1 (2.17%) HP SIM
8 1 (2.17%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (2.17%) Puppet
Vendors
1 32 (69.57%) Microsoft
2 27 (58.70%) VMware
3 13 (28.26%) HP
4 11 (23.91%) Red Hat
5 8 (17.39%) Cisco
6 7 (15.22%) Citrix
6 7 (15.22%) IBM
7 6 (13.04%) CA
7 6 (13.04%) Oracle
8 5 (10.87%) Canon
8 5 (10.87%) Dell
8 5 (10.87%) Intel Security
8 5 (10.87%) Symantec
9 4 (8.70%) SolarWinds
10 3 (6.52%) EqualLogic
10 3 (6.52%) NetApp
10 3 (6.52%) Veeam
11 2 (4.35%) Forcepoint
11 2 (4.35%) Fortinet
11 2 (4.35%) Sophos