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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM)
Rank 84 105 92
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -13
Contract jobs citing SCOM 23 4 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.06% 0.19% 0.66%
As % of the Systems Management category 12.78% 3.01% 16.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 1 1
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£250 £350 £215
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.57% +62.79%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £330 £320
% change year-on-year
+21.21% +3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 8
Average hourly rate £26.00 - £29.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -11.29%
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
180 133 71
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 8.32% 6.38% 3.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 76 29
Average daily rate £325 £300 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £173 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £405
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £330 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.84% -5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 7 12
Average hourly rate £22.50 £22.75 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.09% -21.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.06 £13.00 £16.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £155.00 £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £21.00 £25.25
% change year-on-year
+2.38% -16.83%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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 - 2 £230 -
Birmingham -5 1 £300 -14.28% 2
Solihull - 1 - -
Wolverhampton - 1 £203 -
SCOM
England

SCOM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 43 (87.76%) Windows
2 28 (57.14%) Windows Server 2008
3 26 (53.06%) Windows Server 2012
4 22 (44.90%) Windows Server 2003
5 20 (40.82%) Active Directory
5 20 (40.82%) SCCM
6 18 (36.73%) DHCP
7 17 (34.69%) DNS
7 17 (34.69%) Change Management
8 13 (26.53%) Microsoft
8 13 (26.53%) PowerShell
9 11 (22.45%) Business Continuity
9 11 (22.45%) EMC
10 9 (18.37%) VMware
11 6 (12.24%) Citrix
11 6 (12.24%) ITIL
11 6 (12.24%) VMware Infrastructure
11 6 (12.24%) Root Cause Analysis
12 5 (10.20%) Hyper-V
12 5 (10.20%) XenApp
12 5 (10.20%) Security Cleared
12 5 (10.20%) SCOrch
12 5 (10.20%) MS Excel
12 5 (10.20%) LAN
12 5 (10.20%) WAN
13 4 (8.16%) HP
13 4 (8.16%) SC Cleared
13 4 (8.16%) PKI
13 4 (8.16%) Microsoft Azure
14 3 (6.12%) Problem Management

SCOM
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 2 (4.08%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.04%) Office Communications Server
2 1 (2.04%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 5 (10.20%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.04%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.04%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (8.16%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 18 (36.73%) DHCP
2 17 (34.69%) DNS
3 5 (10.20%) LAN
3 5 (10.20%) WAN
4 3 (6.12%) TCP/IP
5 1 (2.04%) SAN
5 1 (2.04%) LDAP
5 1 (2.04%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.08%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 1 (2.04%) Automotive
1 1 (2.04%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 25 (51.02%) Server Engineer
2 14 (28.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 6 (12.24%) 3rd Line Support
4 5 (10.20%) Server Support
5 4 (8.16%) Support Analyst
5 4 (8.16%) Analyst
6 3 (6.12%) Server Analyst
6 3 (6.12%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 3 (6.12%) Support Engineer
6 3 (6.12%) Server Support Analyst
6 3 (6.12%) Windows Administrator
6 3 (6.12%) Administrator
7 2 (4.08%) Consultant
7 2 (4.08%) Architect
7 2 (4.08%) Management Consultant
8 1 (2.04%) 3rd Line Server Support
8 1 (2.04%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
8 1 (2.04%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
8 1 (2.04%) Messaging Engineer
8 1 (2.04%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.04%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.16%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 43 (87.76%) Windows
2 28 (57.14%) Windows Server 2008
3 26 (53.06%) Windows Server 2012
4 22 (44.90%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (6.12%) Windows 2000
6 2 (4.08%) Windows Vista
7 1 (2.04%) Windows 8
7 1 (2.04%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (34.69%) Change Management
2 11 (22.45%) Business Continuity
3 6 (12.24%) ITIL
3 6 (12.24%) Root Cause Analysis
4 3 (6.12%) Problem Management
5 2 (4.08%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (4.08%) Infrastructure Management
5 2 (4.08%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (4.08%) Performance Monitoring
6 1 (2.04%) Capacity Management
6 1 (2.04%) Enterprise Architecture
6 1 (2.04%) Supplier Management
6 1 (2.04%) Kalman Filter
6 1 (2.04%) Project Management
6 1 (2.04%) ERP
6 1 (2.04%) CRM
6 1 (2.04%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (2.04%) Security Management
6 1 (2.04%) Migration
6 1 (2.04%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 13 (26.53%) PowerShell
2 1 (2.04%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (10.20%) Security Cleared
2 4 (8.16%) SC Cleared
3 2 (4.08%) MCSE
3 2 (4.08%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 20 (40.82%) Active Directory
2 6 (12.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (10.20%) Hyper-V
3 5 (10.20%) XenApp
4 2 (4.08%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (4.08%) XenServer
4 2 (4.08%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 20 (40.82%) SCCM
2 5 (10.20%) SCOrch
3 3 (6.12%) SCSM
3 3 (6.12%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (2.04%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (2.04%) SCVMM
4 1 (2.04%) Nagios
Vendors
1 13 (26.53%) Microsoft
2 11 (22.45%) EMC
3 9 (18.37%) VMware
4 6 (12.24%) Citrix
5 4 (8.16%) HP
6 1 (2.04%) SolarWinds
6 1 (2.04%) Nimsoft
6 1 (2.04%) Spiceworks
6 1 (2.04%) Cisco