The table below looks at the statistics for SCOM skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SCOM over the 3 months to 22 February 2017 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
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM)
England / West Midlands
Rank 113 96 92
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -4
Contract jobs citing SCOM 8 28 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.33% 1.06% 0.86%
As % of the Systems Management category 5.33% 15.64% 10.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 9 9
Median daily rate £350 £410 £260
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.63% +57.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £300 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £518 £325
UK excluding London median daily rate £346 £350 £400
% change year-on-year
-1.07% -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 6
Median hourly rate - - £26.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £54.08 £55.65 £27.25
% change year-on-year
-2.83% +104.22%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Systems Management category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Systems Management Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
150 179 185
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 6.26% 6.78% 8.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 75 94
Median daily rate £463 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.62% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £299 £300 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £493 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £370
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +8.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 8 25
Median hourly rate £17.74 £13.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.46% -42.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.14 £10.25 £13.06
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £13.79 £27.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 £35.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-41.42% +55.55%

SCOM
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Midlands region citing SCOM as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 22 February 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SCOM within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 22 February 2017. 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 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
Herefordshire - 2 £288 - 3
Shropshire +18 1 - -
Birmingham -1 1 - - 3
Coventry -14 1 £450 +22.44%
Smethwick - 1 £350 -
SCOM
England

SCOM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 February 2017, 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for SCOM.

1 16 (80.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (55.00%) Windows
3 10 (50.00%) Active Directory
4 9 (45.00%) Microsoft
4 9 (45.00%) PowerShell
5 8 (40.00%) DNS
5 8 (40.00%) SQL
5 8 (40.00%) T-SQL
6 7 (35.00%) SQL Server
6 7 (35.00%) Continuous Improvement
6 7 (35.00%) Office 365
6 7 (35.00%) Performance Tuning
6 7 (35.00%) Mentoring
7 6 (30.00%) Kalman Filter
7 6 (30.00%) SolarWinds
7 6 (30.00%) Yammer
7 6 (30.00%) Skype
7 6 (30.00%) OneDrive
7 6 (30.00%) Patch Management
7 6 (30.00%) Microsoft Intune
7 6 (30.00%) Skype for Business
7 6 (30.00%) Unified Communications
7 6 (30.00%) Cloud Computing
7 6 (30.00%) Email Filtering
7 6 (30.00%) Identity Management
7 6 (30.00%) PKI
7 6 (30.00%) MS Office
7 6 (30.00%) LDAP
7 6 (30.00%) SharePoint
7 6 (30.00%) DHCP

SCOM
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 6 (30.00%) SharePoint
1 6 (30.00%) Skype for Business
2 2 (10.00%) IIS
3 1 (5.00%) CMS
3 1 (5.00%) IBM Domino
3 1 (5.00%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 6 (30.00%) MS Office
2 2 (10.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 16 (80.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (35.00%) Office 365
3 6 (30.00%) Cloud Computing
3 6 (30.00%) OneDrive
3 6 (30.00%) Yammer
4 1 (5.00%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (5.00%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (40.00%) DNS
2 6 (30.00%) DHCP
2 6 (30.00%) Kerberos
2 6 (30.00%) LDAP
2 6 (30.00%) PBX
2 6 (30.00%) Skype
2 6 (30.00%) Unified Communications
2 6 (30.00%) VoIP
3 3 (15.00%) LAN
3 3 (15.00%) WAN
4 2 (10.00%) Firewall
5 1 (5.00%) WAAS
5 1 (5.00%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (35.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (20.00%) SQL Server 2016
3 3 (15.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (15.00%) SQL Server 2014
General
1 1 (5.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (40.00%) DBA
1 8 (40.00%) SQL DBA
2 7 (35.00%) SQL Server DBA
3 6 (30.00%) Senior DBA
3 6 (30.00%) Senior SQL DBA
3 6 (30.00%) Senior SQL Server DBA
4 3 (15.00%) Office 365 Specialist
5 2 (10.00%) Architect
5 2 (10.00%) Azure Architect
5 2 (10.00%) Cloud Architect
5 2 (10.00%) Consultant
5 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Specialist
5 2 (10.00%) Office 365 Architect
5 2 (10.00%) Technical Specialist
6 1 (5.00%) 3rd Line Support
6 1 (5.00%) Administrator
6 1 (5.00%) Implementation Specialist
6 1 (5.00%) Project Manager
6 1 (5.00%) Server Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (30.00%) PKI
2 1 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.00%) Clustering
2 1 (5.00%) Hybrid Cloud
2 1 (5.00%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 11 (55.00%) Windows
2 3 (15.00%) Windows Server
3 1 (5.00%) Linux
3 1 (5.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (35.00%) Continuous Improvement
1 7 (35.00%) Mentoring
1 7 (35.00%) Performance Tuning
2 6 (30.00%) Email Filtering
2 6 (30.00%) Identity Management
2 6 (30.00%) Kalman Filter
2 6 (30.00%) Patch Management
3 5 (25.00%) Migration
4 2 (10.00%) DevOps
4 2 (10.00%) Release Management
5 1 (5.00%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (5.00%) Change Management
5 1 (5.00%) Continuous Deployment
5 1 (5.00%) Customer Requirements
5 1 (5.00%) ITIL
5 1 (5.00%) PRINCE2
5 1 (5.00%) Project Management
5 1 (5.00%) Remediation Plan
Programming Languages
1 9 (45.00%) PowerShell
2 8 (40.00%) SQL
2 8 (40.00%) T-SQL
3 2 (10.00%) C
Qualifications
1 5 (25.00%) MCITP
1 5 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 5 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 5 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.00%) MCSA
2 1 (5.00%) MCSE
2 1 (5.00%) PMI Certification
System Software
1 10 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (15.00%) Hyper-V
3 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 1 (5.00%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (30.00%) Microsoft Intune
1 6 (30.00%) Nagios
2 2 (10.00%) SCCM
2 2 (10.00%) WSUS
3 1 (5.00%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 9 (45.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (30.00%) SolarWinds
3 3 (15.00%) VMware
4 1 (5.00%) Cisco
4 1 (5.00%) EMC
4 1 (5.00%) Lotus
4 1 (5.00%) NetApp
4 1 (5.00%) Red Hat
4 1 (5.00%) SAP