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 2 May 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
2 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM)
Rank 112 115 97
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -18
Contract jobs citing SCOM 25 11 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.87% 0.40% 0.92%
As % of the Systems Management category 8.80% 5.47% 12.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 6 6
Median daily rate £325 £363 £281
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.34% +29.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £200 £206
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £463 £391
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £369 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.47% +13.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 0
Median hourly rate £24.25 £27.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.18% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £24.75 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -14.65%
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
284 201 177
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 9.87% 7.38% 7.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 149 114 89
Median daily rate £400 £375 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +36.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £205 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £575 £429
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 26 12
Median hourly rate £20.75 £22.50 £15.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.77% +44.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.75 £14.00 £12.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £40.00 £26.19
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £20.19 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+11.46% -19.26%

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 2 May 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 2 May 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 +9 7 £363 - 2
Shropshire - 5 £400 - 1
Coventry - 4 £313 -
Warwickshire -3 2 - -
Worcestershire -4 1 £325 -35.00% 1
SCOM
England

SCOM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 2 May 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 34 (73.91%) Windows
2 27 (58.70%) SQL
3 17 (36.96%) Active Directory
3 17 (36.96%) Microsoft Azure
4 16 (34.78%) Microsoft
4 16 (34.78%) Linux
5 15 (32.61%) Windows Server
6 14 (30.43%) SQL Server
7 13 (28.26%) WebLogic
7 13 (28.26%) Unix
7 13 (28.26%) BMC
7 13 (28.26%) BMC PATROL
7 13 (28.26%) webMethods
7 13 (28.26%) OPNET
8 12 (26.09%) Elasticsearch
8 12 (26.09%) logstash
8 12 (26.09%) Kibana
8 12 (26.09%) ELK Stack
8 12 (26.09%) Service Management
8 12 (26.09%) Oracle
8 12 (26.09%) Test Strategy
8 12 (26.09%) Digital Fuel
9 10 (21.74%) PowerShell
9 10 (21.74%) Team Foundation Server
9 10 (21.74%) SCCM
9 10 (21.74%) SCOrch
10 9 (19.57%) DevOps
10 9 (19.57%) Agile Software Development
10 9 (19.57%) SharePoint
11 8 (17.39%) MS Excel

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 (28.26%) WebLogic
2 12 (26.09%) Elasticsearch
3 9 (19.57%) SharePoint
4 3 (6.52%) IIS
5 2 (4.35%) Apache
5 2 (4.35%) NServiceBus
6 1 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (2.17%) MS Exchange
6 1 (2.17%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 8 (17.39%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.35%) MS Office
3 1 (2.17%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (4.35%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 17 (36.96%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (17.39%) Office 365
3 7 (15.22%) IaaS
4 5 (10.87%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (13.04%) DNS
2 4 (8.70%) Firewall
3 3 (6.52%) DHCP
3 3 (6.52%) SSL
4 2 (4.35%) LAN
4 2 (4.35%) Network Security
4 2 (4.35%) WAN
5 1 (2.17%) NetScaler
5 1 (2.17%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (30.43%) SQL Server
2 8 (17.39%) Azure SQL Database
3 6 (13.04%) SQL Server 2005
3 6 (13.04%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 10 (21.74%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (15.22%) Git (software)
3 2 (4.35%) FxCop
3 2 (4.35%) MSI
3 2 (4.35%) Octopus Deploy
3 2 (4.35%) StyleCop
4 1 (2.17%) AdminStudio
4 1 (2.17%) InstallShield
4 1 (2.17%) MSBuild
4 1 (2.17%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 1 (2.17%) Finance
1 1 (2.17%) Legal
1 1 (2.17%) Manufacturing
1 1 (2.17%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 13 (28.26%) Monitoring Engineer
2 6 (13.04%) Consultant
2 6 (13.04%) DBA
2 6 (13.04%) DevOps Consultant
2 6 (13.04%) SQL DBA
3 3 (6.52%) DevOps Engineer
3 3 (6.52%) Senior DBA
3 3 (6.52%) Senior SQL DBA
4 2 (4.35%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 2 (4.35%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 2 (4.35%) Analyst
4 2 (4.35%) Azure Consultant
4 2 (4.35%) Operations Engineer
4 2 (4.35%) Server Analyst
4 2 (4.35%) Server Engineer
4 2 (4.35%) Server Support
4 2 (4.35%) Server Support Analyst
4 2 (4.35%) Support Analyst
4 2 (4.35%) Support Engineer
4 2 (4.35%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (26.09%) ELK Stack
2 7 (15.22%) .NET
3 1 (2.17%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.04%) Clustering
2 3 (6.52%) Data Centre
3 2 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.35%) Computer Science
3 2 (4.35%) PKI
4 1 (2.17%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 34 (73.91%) Windows
2 16 (34.78%) Linux
3 15 (32.61%) Windows Server
4 13 (28.26%) Unix
5 6 (13.04%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (13.04%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (10.87%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (2.17%) Data ONTAP
7 1 (2.17%) Windows 10
7 1 (2.17%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (26.09%) Service Management
1 12 (26.09%) Test Strategy
2 9 (19.57%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (19.57%) DevOps
3 7 (15.22%) Configuration Management
4 5 (10.87%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (10.87%) Infrastructure Management
4 5 (10.87%) Integration Testing
4 5 (10.87%) ITIL
5 4 (8.70%) Mentoring
6 3 (6.52%) Migration
7 2 (4.35%) Application Packaging
7 2 (4.35%) CRM
7 2 (4.35%) High Availability
7 2 (4.35%) Line Management
7 2 (4.35%) Microservices
7 2 (4.35%) Performance Analysis
7 2 (4.35%) Performance Tuning
7 2 (4.35%) Presales
7 2 (4.35%) Server Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 27 (58.70%) SQL
2 10 (21.74%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (6.52%) LPIC
1 3 (6.52%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.17%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (2.17%) MCSE
2 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (2.17%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.17%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (2.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (2.17%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (36.96%) Active Directory
2 5 (10.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (6.52%) Firmware
3 3 (6.52%) Hyper-V
4 1 (2.17%) VMware ESX
4 1 (2.17%) vSphere
4 1 (2.17%) XenApp
4 1 (2.17%) XenDesktop
4 1 (2.17%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 13 (28.26%) BMC PATROL
1 13 (28.26%) OPNET
2 12 (26.09%) Kibana
2 12 (26.09%) logstash
3 10 (21.74%) SCCM
3 10 (21.74%) SCOrch
4 4 (8.70%) Opsview
5 3 (6.52%) Backup Exec
5 3 (6.52%) NetBackup
5 3 (6.52%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (6.52%) Puppet
6 2 (4.35%) SCSM
7 1 (2.17%) SCVMM
7 1 (2.17%) WSUS
Vendors
1 16 (34.78%) Microsoft
2 13 (28.26%) BMC
2 13 (28.26%) webMethods
3 12 (26.09%) Digital Fuel
3 12 (26.09%) Oracle
4 6 (13.04%) Citrix
4 6 (13.04%) VMware
5 4 (8.70%) IBM
6 3 (6.52%) HP
6 3 (6.52%) Red Hat
7 2 (4.35%) LANDesk
7 2 (4.35%) SaltStack
8 1 (2.17%) F5
8 1 (2.17%) NetApp
8 1 (2.17%) Sophos