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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SCOM over the 3 months to 4 March 2015 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM)
Rank 99 101 93
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -8
Contract jobs citing SCOM 17 7 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.74% 0.32% 0.33%
As % of the Systems Management category 9.60% 5.22% 8.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 3
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£288 £350 £230
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.85% +52.17%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £325 £333
% change year-on-year
+23.07% -2.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 2
Average hourly rate £26.00 - £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.00 £28.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-5.26% -1.72%
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
177 134 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 7.70% 6.09% 3.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 69 37
Average daily rate £351 £330 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.21% +5.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £173 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £448
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.86% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 8 6
Average hourly rate £22.50 £26.75 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.88% -2.72%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%

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 4 March 2015.

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 4 March 2015. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Birmingham -3 2 £313 +0.80% 1
Coventry - - - -
Wolverhampton - - - -
SCOM
England

SCOM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, 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 48 (90.57%) Windows
2 35 (66.04%) Windows Server 2008
3 33 (62.26%) Windows Server 2012
4 27 (50.94%) Active Directory
5 25 (47.17%) Windows Server 2003
5 25 (47.17%) DHCP
6 24 (45.28%) DNS
7 22 (41.51%) SCCM
8 16 (30.19%) Change Management
9 14 (26.42%) Microsoft
10 13 (24.53%) PowerShell
11 12 (22.64%) ITIL
12 11 (20.75%) EMC
12 11 (20.75%) Business Continuity
12 11 (20.75%) VMware
13 9 (16.98%) Citrix
13 9 (16.98%) SCOrch
14 8 (15.09%) Security Cleared
14 8 (15.09%) VMware Infrastructure
14 8 (15.09%) XenApp
14 8 (15.09%) WAN
14 8 (15.09%) LAN
15 7 (13.21%) SC Cleared
16 6 (11.32%) Problem Management
16 6 (11.32%) Root Cause Analysis
16 6 (11.32%) Windows 2000
17 5 (9.43%) MS Excel
17 5 (9.43%) HP
17 5 (9.43%) Microsoft Azure
17 5 (9.43%) PKI

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Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, 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 1 (1.89%) SharePoint
1 1 (1.89%) MS Exchange
1 1 (1.89%) Lync
1 1 (1.89%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 5 (9.43%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.89%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.89%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (9.43%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 25 (47.17%) DHCP
2 24 (45.28%) DNS
3 8 (15.09%) WAN
3 8 (15.09%) LAN
4 3 (5.66%) TCP/IP
5 2 (3.77%) SMS
6 1 (1.89%) Firewall
6 1 (1.89%) SAN
6 1 (1.89%) LDAP
6 1 (1.89%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.77%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 2 (3.77%) Automotive
2 1 (1.89%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 23 (43.40%) Server Engineer
2 15 (28.30%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 6 (11.32%) 3rd Line Support
4 5 (9.43%) Server Support
4 5 (9.43%) Support Engineer
4 5 (9.43%) Administrator
4 5 (9.43%) Windows Administrator
5 4 (7.55%) Analyst
5 4 (7.55%) Support Analyst
6 3 (5.66%) Server Support Analyst
6 3 (5.66%) Server Analyst
6 3 (5.66%) Consultant
6 3 (5.66%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 2 (3.77%) Architect
7 2 (3.77%) Management Consultant
8 1 (1.89%) Technical Support
8 1 (1.89%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 1 (1.89%) 2nd Line Support
8 1 (1.89%) Operations Manager
8 1 (1.89%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.89%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.43%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 48 (90.57%) Windows
2 35 (66.04%) Windows Server 2008
3 33 (62.26%) Windows Server 2012
4 25 (47.17%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (11.32%) Windows 2000
6 1 (1.89%) Windows XP
6 1 (1.89%) Windows 8
6 1 (1.89%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (30.19%) Change Management
2 12 (22.64%) ITIL
3 11 (20.75%) Business Continuity
4 6 (11.32%) Problem Management
4 6 (11.32%) Root Cause Analysis
5 3 (5.66%) Performance Tuning
5 3 (5.66%) Performance Monitoring
6 2 (3.77%) Infrastructure Management
7 1 (1.89%) Migration
7 1 (1.89%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (1.89%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (1.89%) Security Management
7 1 (1.89%) Supplier Management
7 1 (1.89%) TOGAF
7 1 (1.89%) Project Management
7 1 (1.89%) CRM
7 1 (1.89%) ERP
7 1 (1.89%) Capacity Management
7 1 (1.89%) Enterprise Architecture
7 1 (1.89%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (24.53%) PowerShell
2 1 (1.89%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (15.09%) Security Cleared
2 7 (13.21%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.89%) MCSE
3 1 (1.89%) VCP4
System Software
1 27 (50.94%) Active Directory
2 8 (15.09%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (15.09%) XenApp
3 5 (9.43%) Hyper-V
4 2 (3.77%) XenServer
4 2 (3.77%) XenDesktop
4 2 (3.77%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 22 (41.51%) SCCM
2 9 (16.98%) SCOrch
3 5 (9.43%) SCSM
4 4 (7.55%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (1.89%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 14 (26.42%) Microsoft
2 11 (20.75%) EMC
2 11 (20.75%) VMware
3 9 (16.98%) Citrix
4 5 (9.43%) HP
5 1 (1.89%) Cisco
5 1 (1.89%) SolarWinds
5 1 (1.89%) Nimsoft
5 1 (1.89%) Spiceworks
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