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 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM)
Rank 116 91 87
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -4
Contract jobs citing SCOM 10 26 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.41% 1.12% 0.47%
As % of the Systems Management category 5.78% 15.38% 10.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 6 4
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£450 £303 £303
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+48.51% +0.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £206 £277
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £323 £336
UK excluding London average daily rate £339 £328 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.27% +0.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £30.25 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-22.31% +10.00%
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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
173 169 76
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 7.04% 7.30% 4.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 78 38
Average daily rate £360 £305 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.03% -11.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £163 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £425 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 14 5
Average hourly rate £20.50 £13.75 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+49.09% +10.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.19 £21.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-3.88% +5.00%

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 29 May 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 29 May 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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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
Coventry +4 6 - -
Birmingham -7 1 £400 +26.98% 1
Warwickshire - 1 £200 -
Worcestershire - 1 £500 -
SCOM
England

SCOM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 23 (82.14%) Windows
2 19 (67.86%) Active Directory
2 19 (67.86%) Windows Server 2008
3 16 (57.14%) DHCP
3 16 (57.14%) DNS
4 15 (53.57%) Windows Server 2012
5 12 (42.86%) Microsoft
6 11 (39.29%) Windows Server 2003
6 11 (39.29%) VMware
6 11 (39.29%) Microsoft Azure
7 10 (35.71%) ITIL
8 9 (32.14%) SCCM
8 9 (32.14%) SCOrch
9 8 (28.57%) WAN
9 8 (28.57%) LAN
10 7 (25.00%) SQL Server
11 6 (21.43%) IIS
11 6 (21.43%) PKI
11 6 (21.43%) Patch Management
11 6 (21.43%) Hyper-V
12 5 (17.86%) SolarWinds
12 5 (17.86%) VMware Infrastructure
12 5 (17.86%) Security Cleared
12 5 (17.86%) VMware ESX
12 5 (17.86%) MS Excel
12 5 (17.86%) CA
12 5 (17.86%) Unicenter
12 5 (17.86%) Tivoli
12 5 (17.86%) HP
13 4 (14.29%) Citrix

SCOM
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 6 (21.43%) IIS
2 2 (7.14%) SharePoint
2 2 (7.14%) MS Exchange
3 1 (3.57%) Office Communications Server
3 1 (3.57%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (3.57%) Lync
3 1 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 5 (17.86%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 11 (39.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (7.14%) IaaS
3 1 (3.57%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (3.57%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 16 (57.14%) DHCP
1 16 (57.14%) DNS
2 8 (28.57%) WAN
2 8 (28.57%) LAN
3 2 (7.14%) SMS
4 1 (3.57%) Unified Communications
4 1 (3.57%) Firewall
4 1 (3.57%) Network Security
4 1 (3.57%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (25.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (10.71%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 7 (25.00%) Consultant
2 4 (14.29%) Server Engineer
2 4 (14.29%) Support Engineer
3 3 (10.71%) 3rd Line Support
3 3 (10.71%) Support Analyst
3 3 (10.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (10.71%) Analyst
4 2 (7.14%) Architect
4 2 (7.14%) Windows Administrator
4 2 (7.14%) Server Analyst
4 2 (7.14%) Server Support
4 2 (7.14%) Administrator
4 2 (7.14%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Server Support Analyst
5 1 (3.57%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
5 1 (3.57%) DevOps Consultant
5 1 (3.57%) Operations Manager
5 1 (3.57%) Technical Consultant
5 1 (3.57%) Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.57%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (21.43%) PKI
2 1 (3.57%) Data Centre
2 1 (3.57%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 23 (82.14%) Windows
2 19 (67.86%) Windows Server 2008
3 15 (53.57%) Windows Server 2012
4 11 (39.29%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (10.71%) Windows 2000
6 1 (3.57%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (35.71%) ITIL
2 6 (21.43%) Patch Management
3 3 (10.71%) Server Building
3 3 (10.71%) Problem Management
4 2 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (7.14%) Change Management
4 2 (7.14%) DevOps
5 1 (3.57%) Open Source
5 1 (3.57%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (3.57%) Infrastructure Management
5 1 (3.57%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (3.57%) Performance Monitoring
5 1 (3.57%) Continuous Delivery
5 1 (3.57%) Migration
5 1 (3.57%) Scrum
5 1 (3.57%) Business Continuity
5 1 (3.57%) TDD
5 1 (3.57%) Release Management
5 1 (3.57%) Kanban
5 1 (3.57%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (14.29%) PowerShell
2 1 (3.57%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (17.86%) Security Cleared
2 4 (14.29%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (3.57%) MCSE
System Software
1 19 (67.86%) Active Directory
2 6 (21.43%) Hyper-V
3 5 (17.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (17.86%) VMware ESX
4 4 (14.29%) XenApp
5 1 (3.57%) XenServer
5 1 (3.57%) XenDesktop
5 1 (3.57%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (3.57%) Terminal Services
5 1 (3.57%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 9 (32.14%) SCCM
1 9 (32.14%) SCOrch
2 5 (17.86%) Unicenter
2 5 (17.86%) Tivoli
3 2 (7.14%) SCSM
4 1 (3.57%) Puppet
4 1 (3.57%) Business Desktop Deployment
4 1 (3.57%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 12 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 11 (39.29%) VMware
3 5 (17.86%) SolarWinds
3 5 (17.86%) CA
3 5 (17.86%) HP
4 4 (14.29%) Citrix
5 1 (3.57%) Juniper
5 1 (3.57%) EMC
5 1 (3.57%) Cisco