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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM)
Rank 113 103 133
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +30
Contract jobs citing SCOM 21 25 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.70% 0.93% 0.31%
As % of the Systems Management category 9.50% 10.82% 4.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 10 2
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£260 £283 £205
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.96% +37.80%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £340 £360
% change year-on-year
-4.41% -5.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 2
Average hourly rate £25.00 £35.75 £25.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.06% +41.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.80 £31.56 £15.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.20 £40.57 £35.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-18.03% +1.66%
Systems Management Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
221 231 239
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 7.33% 8.58% 7.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 108 100 89
Average daily rate £300 £315 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £204 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £341 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.02% +4.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 23 15
Average hourly rate £22.00 £31.56 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.28% +110.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.44 £21.70 £14.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.62 £44.90 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.06 £22.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-9.84% +27.14%
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 28 July 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
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 28 July 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 11 £175 -27.08% 2
Cheshire -2 7 £245 - 1
Lancashire -14 2 £325 -
Merseyside - - - - 1
SCOM
England

SCOM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 49 (90.74%) Windows
2 39 (72.22%) VMware
3 38 (70.37%) Citrix
4 35 (64.81%) Active Directory
4 35 (64.81%) SCCM
5 34 (62.96%) Windows Server 2008
6 24 (44.44%) Windows Server 2003
7 20 (37.04%) DHCP
8 19 (35.19%) Microsoft
8 19 (35.19%) Hyper-V
9 17 (31.48%) LAN
9 17 (31.48%) WAN
9 17 (31.48%) SAN
10 16 (29.63%) DNS
11 14 (25.93%) ITIL
11 14 (25.93%) Windows Server 2012
12 13 (24.07%) VMware Infrastructure
12 13 (24.07%) MS Exchange
12 13 (24.07%) Local Government
13 12 (22.22%) Clustering
14 11 (20.37%) EMC
14 11 (20.37%) SQL
14 11 (20.37%) PowerShell
15 10 (18.52%) Cisco
15 10 (18.52%) SC Cleared
15 10 (18.52%) Security Cleared
16 9 (16.67%) TCP/IP
16 9 (16.67%) Solaris
17 8 (14.81%) HP
17 8 (14.81%) Microsoft Certification

SCOM
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 13 (24.07%) MS Exchange
2 6 (11.11%) SharePoint
2 6 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (9.26%) Exchange Server 2007
3 5 (9.26%) SharePoint 2010
3 5 (9.26%) IIS
4 3 (5.56%) Lync
5 1 (1.85%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 3 (5.56%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.85%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (9.26%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.85%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.85%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 20 (37.04%) DHCP
2 17 (31.48%) LAN
2 17 (31.48%) WAN
2 17 (31.48%) SAN
3 16 (29.63%) DNS
4 9 (16.67%) TCP/IP
5 7 (12.96%) VLAN
6 4 (7.41%) Wireless
6 4 (7.41%) IPsec
7 1 (1.85%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (1.85%) Reverse Proxy
7 1 (1.85%) NetScaler
7 1 (1.85%) VPN
7 1 (1.85%) LDAP
7 1 (1.85%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (9.26%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.70%) SQL Server 2000
2 2 (3.70%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (3.70%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.85%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (1.85%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 13 (24.07%) Local Government
2 1 (1.85%) German Language
2 1 (1.85%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 12 (22.22%) Server Engineer
2 8 (14.81%) Analyst
3 6 (11.11%) 3rd Line Support
3 6 (11.11%) Wintel Engineer
3 6 (11.11%) Wintel Analyst
4 4 (7.41%) Infrastructure Architect
4 4 (7.41%) Architect
5 3 (5.56%) Consultant
5 3 (5.56%) Network Engineer
5 3 (5.56%) 2nd Line Support
5 3 (5.56%) Support Consultant
5 3 (5.56%) Support Analyst
5 3 (5.56%) Support Engineer
5 3 (5.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (5.56%) Desktop Support
5 3 (5.56%) Citrix Engineer
5 3 (5.56%) Windows Server Engineer
5 3 (5.56%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (5.56%) Citrix Server Engineer
6 2 (3.70%) Wintel Support
Miscellaneous
1 12 (22.22%) Clustering
2 4 (7.41%) PKI
3 3 (5.56%) Enterprise Storage
4 2 (3.70%) CESG
5 1 (1.85%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.85%) Firmware
5 1 (1.85%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 49 (90.74%) Windows
2 34 (62.96%) Windows Server 2008
3 24 (44.44%) Windows Server 2003
4 14 (25.93%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (16.67%) Solaris
6 4 (7.41%) Windows 7
7 3 (5.56%) UNIX
7 3 (5.56%) Windows XP
8 2 (3.70%) Windows 2000 Server
8 2 (3.70%) Linux
8 2 (3.70%) AIX
8 2 (3.70%) Windows 8
9 1 (1.85%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (25.93%) ITIL
2 7 (12.96%) Migration
3 5 (9.26%) CRM
3 5 (9.26%) High Availability
3 5 (9.26%) Server Monitoring
4 4 (7.41%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (5.56%) Performance Management
5 3 (5.56%) Security Management
6 2 (3.70%) Project Management
6 2 (3.70%) Information Security
7 1 (1.85%) Business Analysis
7 1 (1.85%) Incident Management
7 1 (1.85%) Technical Architecture
7 1 (1.85%) Operations Management
7 1 (1.85%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (1.85%) PRINCE2
7 1 (1.85%) Capacity Management
7 1 (1.85%) Performance Tuning
7 1 (1.85%) Software Architecture
7 1 (1.85%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 11 (20.37%) SQL
1 11 (20.37%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 10 (18.52%) SC Cleared
1 10 (18.52%) Security Cleared
2 8 (14.81%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (11.11%) MCSE
4 5 (9.26%) MCP
4 5 (9.26%) MCITP
5 4 (7.41%) MCTS
5 4 (7.41%) MCSA
6 1 (1.85%) CCNA
6 1 (1.85%) ISEB
6 1 (1.85%) CCA
6 1 (1.85%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (1.85%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (1.85%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (1.85%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (1.85%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.85%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 35 (64.81%) Active Directory
2 19 (35.19%) Hyper-V
3 13 (24.07%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (14.81%) XenDesktop
5 6 (11.11%) XenApp
6 5 (9.26%) VMware Server
7 3 (5.56%) Forefront TMG
8 2 (3.70%) vSphere
9 1 (1.85%) ISA Server
9 1 (1.85%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 1 (1.85%) XenServer
9 1 (1.85%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 35 (64.81%) SCCM
2 5 (9.26%) Backup Exec
2 5 (9.26%) SCSM
3 3 (5.56%) NetBackup
4 2 (3.70%) WSUS
5 1 (1.85%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 39 (72.22%) VMware
2 38 (70.37%) Citrix
3 19 (35.19%) Microsoft
4 11 (20.37%) EMC
5 10 (18.52%) Cisco
6 8 (14.81%) HP
7 5 (9.26%) McAfee
8 4 (7.41%) Sophos
8 4 (7.41%) NetApp
8 4 (7.41%) Dell
8 4 (7.41%) Avaya
8 4 (7.41%) 3PAR
8 4 (7.41%) Symantec
9 3 (5.56%) SolarWinds
10 1 (1.85%) NetIQ
10 1 (1.85%) Oracle
10 1 (1.85%) Juniper
10 1 (1.85%) CA
10 1 (1.85%) IBM
10 1 (1.85%) MobileIron