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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM)
Rank 109 103 112
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +9
Contract jobs citing SCOM 33 15 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.05% 0.63% 0.58%
As % of the Systems Management category 10.86% 12.30% 10.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 5 2
Median daily rate £375 £400 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +26.98%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.50 £33.55 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+5.82% +34.18%
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 West Midlands region.

Systems Management Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
304 122 135
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 9.65% 5.08% 5.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 167 64 49
Median daily rate £400 £350 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £235 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £485 £445
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £340
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +11.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 13 15
Median hourly rate £14.00 £21.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% +55.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.70 £13.22 £10.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £29.60 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £22.00 £20.06
% change year-on-year
+29.54% +9.67%

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 29 July 2016.

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 29 July 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
Birmingham -2 12 £350 -22.22% 1
Coventry -12 11 £375 +11.94%
Worcestershire - 2 - -
Staffordshire +1 1 - -
Herefordshire - 1 £450 -
SCOM
England

SCOM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for SCOM.

1 38 (65.52%) Windows
2 33 (56.90%) SQL
3 30 (51.72%) Active Directory
3 30 (51.72%) PowerShell
4 29 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
5 28 (48.28%) Microsoft
6 27 (46.55%) SQL Server
7 26 (44.83%) Windows Server
8 16 (27.59%) DevOps
9 15 (25.86%) Team Foundation Server
9 15 (25.86%) .NET
9 15 (25.86%) MS Excel
10 14 (24.14%) SCCM
10 14 (24.14%) IaaS
11 13 (22.41%) Agile Software Development
11 13 (22.41%) Configuration Management
11 13 (22.41%) SharePoint
12 12 (20.69%) Git (software)
13 11 (18.97%) Azure SQL Database
13 11 (18.97%) Office 365
14 10 (17.24%) High Availability
14 10 (17.24%) Mentoring
15 9 (15.52%) Continuous Improvement
15 9 (15.52%) Windows Server 2008
15 9 (15.52%) Security Cleared
15 9 (15.52%) Performance Tuning
15 9 (15.52%) VMware
15 9 (15.52%) DNS
15 9 (15.52%) Linux
15 9 (15.52%) T-SQL

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 13 (22.41%) SharePoint
2 8 (13.79%) NServiceBus
3 5 (8.62%) WebLogic
4 4 (6.90%) Elasticsearch
4 4 (6.90%) IIS
5 3 (5.17%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (5.17%) MS Exchange
5 3 (5.17%) Skype for Business
6 1 (1.72%) Apache
6 1 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (1.72%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 15 (25.86%) MS Excel
2 3 (5.17%) MS Office
2 3 (5.17%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (13.79%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 29 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (24.14%) IaaS
3 11 (18.97%) Office 365
4 8 (13.79%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (3.45%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (15.52%) DNS
2 8 (13.79%) Network Security
3 5 (8.62%) DHCP
3 5 (8.62%) Firewall
4 4 (6.90%) SSL
5 2 (3.45%) Internet
5 2 (3.45%) LAN
5 2 (3.45%) SAN
5 2 (3.45%) WAN
6 1 (1.72%) Fibre Channel
6 1 (1.72%) iSCSI
6 1 (1.72%) MPLS
6 1 (1.72%) NetScaler
6 1 (1.72%) Remote Desktop
6 1 (1.72%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (46.55%) SQL Server
2 11 (18.97%) Azure SQL Database
3 4 (6.90%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (5.17%) SQL Server 2014
5 2 (3.45%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (3.45%) OLTP
5 2 (3.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (1.72%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (1.72%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 15 (25.86%) Team Foundation Server
2 12 (20.69%) Git (software)
3 8 (13.79%) FxCop
3 8 (13.79%) Octopus Deploy
3 8 (13.79%) StyleCop
4 3 (5.17%) MSBuild
5 2 (3.45%) MSI
6 1 (1.72%) AdminStudio
6 1 (1.72%) InstallShield
6 1 (1.72%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 2 (3.45%) Finance
1 2 (3.45%) Legal
2 1 (1.72%) Back Office
2 1 (1.72%) Banking
2 1 (1.72%) Manufacturing
2 1 (1.72%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 15 (25.86%) Consultant
2 11 (18.97%) DBA
2 11 (18.97%) SQL DBA
3 9 (15.52%) Azure Consultant
4 6 (10.34%) DevOps Engineer
5 5 (8.62%) Monitoring Engineer
5 5 (8.62%) SQL Server DBA
6 4 (6.90%) Analyst
6 4 (6.90%) Cloud Consultant
6 4 (6.90%) DevOps Consultant
6 4 (6.90%) Senior DBA
6 4 (6.90%) Senior SQL DBA
6 4 (6.90%) SQL Server Consultant
7 3 (5.17%) Cloud Engineer
7 3 (5.17%) Senior SQL Server DBA
7 3 (5.17%) Server Engineer
7 3 (5.17%) Windows Engineer
8 2 (3.45%) .NET Developer
8 2 (3.45%) C# Developer
8 2 (3.45%) Hardware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (25.86%) .NET
2 4 (6.90%) ELK Stack
3 2 (3.45%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 7 (12.07%) Data Centre
2 4 (6.90%) Clustering
3 3 (5.17%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (5.17%) Replication
4 2 (3.45%) Computer Science
4 2 (3.45%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (3.45%) PKI
5 1 (1.72%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 38 (65.52%) Windows
2 26 (44.83%) Windows Server
3 9 (15.52%) Linux
3 9 (15.52%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (13.79%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (8.62%) Unix
6 4 (6.90%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (3.45%) Windows 7
8 1 (1.72%) Data ONTAP
8 1 (1.72%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (27.59%) DevOps
2 13 (22.41%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (22.41%) Configuration Management
3 10 (17.24%) High Availability
3 10 (17.24%) Mentoring
4 9 (15.52%) Continuous Improvement
4 9 (15.52%) Performance Tuning
5 8 (13.79%) Application Packaging
5 8 (13.79%) CRM
5 8 (13.79%) Microservices
6 6 (10.34%) ITIL
7 5 (8.62%) Migration
7 5 (8.62%) Service Management
7 5 (8.62%) Test Strategy
8 3 (5.17%) Capacity Planning
8 3 (5.17%) Line Management
8 3 (5.17%) Presales
8 3 (5.17%) System Testing
9 2 (3.45%) Performance Analysis
9 2 (3.45%) Server Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 33 (56.90%) SQL
2 30 (51.72%) PowerShell
3 9 (15.52%) T-SQL
4 3 (5.17%) C
5 2 (3.45%) C#
Qualifications
1 9 (15.52%) Security Cleared
2 5 (8.62%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (6.90%) LPIC
3 4 (6.90%) MCSE
3 4 (6.90%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.72%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.72%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.72%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (1.72%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.72%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.72%) SLA
System Software
1 30 (51.72%) Active Directory
2 8 (13.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (6.90%) Firmware
4 3 (5.17%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (3.45%) BitLocker
5 2 (3.45%) Hyper-V
5 2 (3.45%) vSphere
5 2 (3.45%) XenApp
6 1 (1.72%) DFS Replication
6 1 (1.72%) VMware ESX
6 1 (1.72%) XenDesktop
6 1 (1.72%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 14 (24.14%) SCCM
2 8 (13.79%) Opscode Chef
2 8 (13.79%) Puppet
3 7 (12.07%) SCOrch
4 5 (8.62%) BMC PATROL
4 5 (8.62%) NetBackup
4 5 (8.62%) OPNET
5 4 (6.90%) Backup Exec
5 4 (6.90%) Kibana
5 4 (6.90%) logstash
6 2 (3.45%) MOM
6 2 (3.45%) WSUS
7 1 (1.72%) AirWatch
7 1 (1.72%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 1 (1.72%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (1.72%) Opsview
7 1 (1.72%) SCDPM
7 1 (1.72%) SCSM
7 1 (1.72%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 28 (48.28%) Microsoft
2 9 (15.52%) VMware
3 8 (13.79%) SaltStack
4 7 (12.07%) Citrix
5 5 (8.62%) BMC
5 5 (8.62%) IBM
5 5 (8.62%) webMethods
6 4 (6.90%) Digital Fuel
6 4 (6.90%) Oracle
6 4 (6.90%) Red Hat
6 4 (6.90%) Sophos
7 3 (5.17%) HP
8 2 (3.45%) EMC
8 2 (3.45%) NetApp
9 1 (1.72%) Cisco
9 1 (1.72%) F5
9 1 (1.72%) LANDesk
9 1 (1.72%) SolarWinds
9 1 (1.72%) Symantec