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 2 September 2014 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
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM)
Rank 117 106 136
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +30
Contract jobs citing SCOM 24 29 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.77% 1.00% 0.24%
As % of the Systems Management category 11.59% 13.12% 3.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 7 3
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£275 £240 £205
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.58% +17.07%
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 15 1
Average hourly rate £31.50 £34.00 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.35% +161.53%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £31.56 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-0.17% +5.18%
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
207 221 220
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 6.68% 7.59% 6.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 90 83
Average daily rate £300 £315 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £200 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £443 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 30 17
Average hourly rate £20.50 £31.56 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.03% +61.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.48 £19.20 £12.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.34 £38.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.06 £20.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.14% +10.81%

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 2 September 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 2 September 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 2 September 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
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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
Manchester -4 10 £175 -27.08% 6
Cheshire +5 8 - -
Merseyside - - - -
SCOM
England

SCOM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 42 (95.45%) Windows
2 36 (81.82%) SCCM
3 33 (75.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 33 (75.00%) Active Directory
4 27 (61.36%) VMware
5 26 (59.09%) Citrix
6 24 (54.55%) DHCP
7 23 (52.27%) Microsoft
8 20 (45.45%) Windows Server 2003
8 20 (45.45%) DNS
9 19 (43.18%) Windows Server 2012
10 18 (40.91%) SAN
10 18 (40.91%) Hyper-V
11 16 (36.36%) LAN
11 16 (36.36%) WAN
12 15 (34.09%) MS Exchange
12 15 (34.09%) VMware Infrastructure
13 14 (31.82%) Clustering
13 14 (31.82%) ITIL
14 12 (27.27%) Cisco
15 11 (25.00%) HP
15 11 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
16 10 (22.73%) Migration
17 9 (20.45%) Local Government
17 9 (20.45%) SQL
17 9 (20.45%) MCSE
18 8 (18.18%) MCP
18 8 (18.18%) TCP/IP
18 8 (18.18%) XenApp
19 7 (15.91%) Exchange Server 2007

SCOM
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 15 (34.09%) MS Exchange
2 7 (15.91%) Exchange Server 2007
3 6 (13.64%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (13.64%) SharePoint
4 5 (11.36%) IIS
4 5 (11.36%) SharePoint 2010
5 3 (6.82%) Lync
6 1 (2.27%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 6 (13.64%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.27%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (11.36%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (2.27%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 24 (54.55%) DHCP
2 20 (45.45%) DNS
3 18 (40.91%) SAN
4 16 (36.36%) LAN
4 16 (36.36%) WAN
5 8 (18.18%) TCP/IP
6 4 (9.09%) Wireless
6 4 (9.09%) IPsec
6 4 (9.09%) VLAN
7 1 (2.27%) Reverse Proxy
7 1 (2.27%) NetScaler
7 1 (2.27%) LDAP
7 1 (2.27%) VPN
7 1 (2.27%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (2.27%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (13.64%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.27%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (2.27%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 9 (20.45%) Local Government
2 1 (2.27%) German Language
2 1 (2.27%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 8 (18.18%) Analyst
2 7 (15.91%) Server Engineer
3 6 (13.64%) 3rd Line Support
3 6 (13.64%) Wintel Analyst
4 4 (9.09%) Infrastructure Architect
4 4 (9.09%) Wintel Engineer
4 4 (9.09%) Architect
5 3 (6.82%) Support Analyst
5 3 (6.82%) Consultant
5 3 (6.82%) 2nd Line Support
5 3 (6.82%) Support Consultant
5 3 (6.82%) Windows Server Engineer
5 3 (6.82%) Desktop Support
6 2 (4.55%) Technical Engineer
6 2 (4.55%) Deployment Engineer
6 2 (4.55%) Wintel Support
6 2 (4.55%) Wintel Support Analyst
6 2 (4.55%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
6 2 (4.55%) Network Engineer
6 2 (4.55%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 14 (31.82%) Clustering
2 6 (13.64%) PKI
3 2 (4.55%) CESG
4 1 (2.27%) Firmware
4 1 (2.27%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 42 (95.45%) Windows
2 33 (75.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 20 (45.45%) Windows Server 2003
4 19 (43.18%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (9.09%) Windows 7
6 3 (6.82%) UNIX
6 3 (6.82%) Windows XP
7 2 (4.55%) Windows 8
7 2 (4.55%) AIX
7 2 (4.55%) Linux
8 1 (2.27%) Windows 2000
8 1 (2.27%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (31.82%) ITIL
2 10 (22.73%) Migration
3 7 (15.91%) High Availability
4 5 (11.36%) CRM
4 5 (11.36%) Project Management
5 4 (9.09%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (6.82%) Performance Management
6 3 (6.82%) Security Management
7 2 (4.55%) Information Security
8 1 (2.27%) Business Analysis
8 1 (2.27%) Incident Management
8 1 (2.27%) Technical Architecture
8 1 (2.27%) Operations Management
8 1 (2.27%) Information Security Management
8 1 (2.27%) Software Architecture
8 1 (2.27%) Capacity Planning
8 1 (2.27%) Capacity Management
8 1 (2.27%) Performance Tuning
8 1 (2.27%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 9 (20.45%) SQL
2 5 (11.36%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 11 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (20.45%) MCSE
3 8 (18.18%) MCP
4 6 (13.64%) SC Cleared
4 6 (13.64%) Security Cleared
5 5 (11.36%) MCITP
6 4 (9.09%) MCTS
6 4 (9.09%) MCSA
7 1 (2.27%) CCNA
7 1 (2.27%) ISEB
7 1 (2.27%) CCA
7 1 (2.27%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (2.27%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (2.27%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (2.27%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (2.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (2.27%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.27%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 33 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 18 (40.91%) Hyper-V
3 15 (34.09%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (18.18%) XenApp
5 4 (9.09%) XenServer
6 3 (6.82%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 3 (6.82%) vSphere
6 3 (6.82%) Forefront TMG
7 1 (2.27%) ISA Server
7 1 (2.27%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 36 (81.82%) SCCM
2 5 (11.36%) Backup Exec
2 5 (11.36%) SCSM
3 2 (4.55%) WSUS
4 1 (2.27%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 27 (61.36%) VMware
2 26 (59.09%) Citrix
3 23 (52.27%) Microsoft
4 12 (27.27%) Cisco
5 11 (25.00%) HP
6 5 (11.36%) McAfee
7 4 (9.09%) Sophos
7 4 (9.09%) Symantec
7 4 (9.09%) 3PAR
7 4 (9.09%) Avaya
8 1 (2.27%) Juniper
8 1 (2.27%) CA
8 1 (2.27%) NetApp
8 1 (2.27%) NetIQ
8 1 (2.27%) Dell
8 1 (2.27%) IBM
8 1 (2.27%) MobileIron
8 1 (2.27%) ScanSafe
8 1 (2.27%) Oracle
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