The first table below looks at the demand for SCOM skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SCOM over the 3 months to 18 April 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 West Midlands 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM)
Rank 100 95 102
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +7
Contract jobs citing SCOM 18 8 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.76% 0.44% 0.13%
As % of the Systems Management category 10.11% 9.30% 2.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 3
Average daily rate £291 £230 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.52% -34.28%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £298 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.06% -14.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.50 £33.75 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-12.59% +98.52%
Systems Management Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
178 86 102
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 7.49% 4.69% 4.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 45 43
Average daily rate £275 £290 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.17% -10.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £190 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £522 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 6 11
Average hourly rate £16.75 £13.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.84% -27.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.20 £11.75 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £155.00 £15.75 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +8.10%
SCOM
England

SCOM
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SCOM across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Systems Management category.

SCOM Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

SCOM
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SCOM across the West Midlands region.

SCOM Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

SCOM
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SCOM across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

SCOM Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

SCOM
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SCOM across the West Midlands region.

SCOM Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

SCOM
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SCOM within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Coventry - 2 £450 - 3
Birmingham -11 1 £270 +17.39% 5
Solihull - - - -
West Bromwich - - - -
Herefordshire - - - - 1
Worcestershire - - - -
SCOM
England

SCOM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 17 (77.27%) Windows
2 16 (72.73%) PowerShell
3 13 (59.09%) Windows Server 2008
3 13 (59.09%) SCCM
4 12 (54.55%) Windows Server 2003
5 9 (40.91%) Active Directory
5 9 (40.91%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (27.27%) EMC
6 6 (27.27%) Business Continuity
7 5 (22.73%) Microsoft
7 5 (22.73%) SQL
8 4 (18.18%) SQL Server
8 4 (18.18%) Citrix
8 4 (18.18%) VMware
8 4 (18.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 3 (13.64%) Release Management
9 3 (13.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 3 (13.64%) Clustering
9 3 (13.64%) BMC
9 3 (13.64%) Internet
9 3 (13.64%) MOM
9 3 (13.64%) BMC PATROL
9 3 (13.64%) Control-M
9 3 (13.64%) Shell Script
9 3 (13.64%) IIS
9 3 (13.64%) VBScript
9 3 (13.64%) VB
9 3 (13.64%) Security Cleared
10 2 (9.09%) Performance Tuning
10 2 (9.09%) Relational Database

SCOM
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 3 (13.64%) IIS
2 1 (4.55%) SharePoint Server
2 1 (4.55%) SharePoint
Communications & Networking
1 3 (13.64%) Internet
2 1 (4.55%) LAN
2 1 (4.55%) WAN
2 1 (4.55%) TCP/IP
2 1 (4.55%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (18.18%) SQL Server
1 4 (18.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 3 (13.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (9.09%) Relational Database
3 2 (9.09%) RDBMS
4 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (4.55%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (45.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 4 (18.18%) DBA
2 4 (18.18%) SQL DBA
2 4 (18.18%) Server Engineer
3 3 (13.64%) SQL Server DBA
4 2 (9.09%) Wintel Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Wintel Support Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Citrix Support Specialist
5 1 (4.55%) Citrix Specialist
5 1 (4.55%) Citrix Support
5 1 (4.55%) Infrastructure Manager
5 1 (4.55%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Wintel Support
5 1 (4.55%) Project Manager
5 1 (4.55%) Management Consultant
5 1 (4.55%) Consultant
5 1 (4.55%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 1 (4.55%) Support Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Support Specialist
5 1 (4.55%) 3rd Line Support
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.64%) Clustering
2 2 (9.09%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.55%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 17 (77.27%) Windows
2 13 (59.09%) Windows Server 2008
3 12 (54.55%) Windows Server 2003
4 9 (40.91%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (9.09%) Windows 2000 Server
5 2 (9.09%) Windows NT
6 1 (4.55%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (27.27%) Business Continuity
2 3 (13.64%) Release Management
3 2 (9.09%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (4.55%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (4.55%) Migration
4 1 (4.55%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (4.55%) PRINCE2
4 1 (4.55%) PRINCE
4 1 (4.55%) Service Delivery
4 1 (4.55%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 16 (72.73%) PowerShell
2 5 (22.73%) SQL
3 3 (13.64%) Shell Script
3 3 (13.64%) VBScript
3 3 (13.64%) VB
4 2 (9.09%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (13.64%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.55%) SC Cleared
2 1 (4.55%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (40.91%) Active Directory
2 2 (9.09%) XenApp
3 1 (4.55%) vSphere
3 1 (4.55%) VMware ESX
3 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 1 (4.55%) Hyper-V
3 1 (4.55%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 13 (59.09%) SCCM
2 3 (13.64%) MOM
2 3 (13.64%) BMC PATROL
2 3 (13.64%) Control-M
3 1 (4.55%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 6 (27.27%) EMC
2 5 (22.73%) Microsoft
3 4 (18.18%) Citrix
3 4 (18.18%) VMware
4 3 (13.64%) BMC
5 1 (4.55%) SolarWinds
5 1 (4.55%) Tableau
5 1 (4.55%) Cisco
5 1 (4.55%) HP
5 1 (4.55%) Dell
5 1 (4.55%) Oracle
5 1 (4.55%) NetApp
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