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 8 December 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
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM)
Rank 120 117 73
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -44
Contract jobs citing SCOM 11 6 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.40% 0.23% 1.61%
As % of the Systems Management category 6.18% 3.97% 18.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 4 14
Median daily rate £450 £325 £255
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.46% +27.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £347 £269 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £420 £293
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £26.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.65 £34.00 £27.83
% change year-on-year
+63.70% +22.15%
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
178 151 208
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 6.48% 5.91% 8.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 121 67 97
Median daily rate £450 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £515 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 22
Median hourly rate £16.50 £14.50 £17.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.79% -18.30%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -27.08%

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 8 December 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 8 December 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 10 £455 +29.07%
Staffordshire - 1 £395 -
SCOM
England

SCOM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 8 December 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 24 (68.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 20 (57.14%) PowerShell
2 20 (57.14%) SQL
2 20 (57.14%) Windows
3 19 (54.29%) SQL Server
3 19 (54.29%) Active Directory
4 16 (45.71%) Microsoft
5 13 (37.14%) T-SQL
5 13 (37.14%) Performance Tuning
6 12 (34.29%) Continuous Improvement
6 12 (34.29%) Office 365
6 12 (34.29%) SharePoint
7 11 (31.43%) Mentoring
7 11 (31.43%) Windows Server
8 9 (25.71%) Skype for Business
8 9 (25.71%) DHCP
8 9 (25.71%) DNS
8 9 (25.71%) Migration
9 8 (22.86%) SCCM
10 7 (20.00%) Security Cleared
10 7 (20.00%) PKI
10 7 (20.00%) LDAP
10 7 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
10 7 (20.00%) Skype
11 6 (17.14%) OneDrive
11 6 (17.14%) Patch Management
11 6 (17.14%) Kalman Filter
11 6 (17.14%) Yammer
11 6 (17.14%) Unified Communications
11 6 (17.14%) High Availability

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 12 (34.29%) SharePoint
2 9 (25.71%) Skype for Business
3 4 (11.43%) NServiceBus
4 3 (8.57%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (8.57%) MS Exchange
5 1 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (2.86%) IBM Domino
5 1 (2.86%) IBM Notes
5 1 (2.86%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 6 (17.14%) MS Office
2 4 (11.43%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (11.43%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 24 (68.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (34.29%) Office 365
3 6 (17.14%) Cloud Computing
3 6 (17.14%) OneDrive
3 6 (17.14%) Yammer
4 5 (14.29%) IaaS
5 3 (8.57%) Amazon AWS
6 2 (5.71%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (25.71%) DHCP
1 9 (25.71%) DNS
2 7 (20.00%) LDAP
2 7 (20.00%) Skype
3 6 (17.14%) Kerberos
3 6 (17.14%) PBX
3 6 (17.14%) Unified Communications
3 6 (17.14%) VoIP
4 4 (11.43%) Network Security
5 2 (5.71%) Internet
5 2 (5.71%) SAN
6 1 (2.86%) Fibre Channel
6 1 (2.86%) iSCSI
6 1 (2.86%) MPLS
6 1 (2.86%) NAS
6 1 (2.86%) NetScaler
6 1 (2.86%) TCP/IP
6 1 (2.86%) WAAS
6 1 (2.86%) WAN
6 1 (2.86%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (54.29%) SQL Server
2 4 (11.43%) Azure SQL Database
2 4 (11.43%) SQL Server 2016
3 2 (5.71%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (5.71%) OLTP
3 2 (5.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (2.86%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (2.86%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (2.86%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 6 (17.14%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (11.43%) FxCop
2 4 (11.43%) Git (software)
2 4 (11.43%) Octopus Deploy
2 4 (11.43%) StyleCop
3 2 (5.71%) MSBuild
General
1 2 (5.71%) Banking
1 2 (5.71%) Finance
2 1 (2.86%) Back Office
2 1 (2.86%) Legal
2 1 (2.86%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (34.29%) DBA
1 12 (34.29%) SQL DBA
2 11 (31.43%) Consultant
3 9 (25.71%) SQL Server DBA
4 7 (20.00%) Azure Consultant
4 7 (20.00%) Senior DBA
4 7 (20.00%) Senior SQL DBA
5 6 (17.14%) Senior SQL Server DBA
6 4 (11.43%) SQL Server Consultant
7 3 (8.57%) Architect
7 3 (8.57%) Office 365 Specialist
8 2 (5.71%) Azure Architect
8 2 (5.71%) C# .NET Developer
8 2 (5.71%) Cloud Architect
8 2 (5.71%) Cloud Consultant
8 2 (5.71%) Cloud Engineer
8 2 (5.71%) Continuous Deployment Engineer
8 2 (5.71%) DevOps Engineer
8 2 (5.71%) Office 365 Architect
8 2 (5.71%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (17.14%) .NET
2 2 (5.71%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 7 (20.00%) PKI
2 4 (11.43%) Data Centre
3 3 (8.57%) Replication
4 2 (5.71%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (5.71%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (2.86%) Clustering
5 1 (2.86%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (2.86%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 20 (57.14%) Windows
2 11 (31.43%) Windows Server
3 5 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (5.71%) Linux
4 2 (5.71%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (5.71%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (2.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (2.86%) Windows 10
5 1 (2.86%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (37.14%) Performance Tuning
2 12 (34.29%) Continuous Improvement
3 11 (31.43%) Mentoring
4 9 (25.71%) Migration
5 6 (17.14%) Email Filtering
5 6 (17.14%) High Availability
5 6 (17.14%) Identity Management
5 6 (17.14%) Kalman Filter
5 6 (17.14%) Patch Management
6 5 (14.29%) Configuration Management
6 5 (14.29%) DevOps
7 4 (11.43%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (11.43%) Application Packaging
7 4 (11.43%) Continuous Deployment
7 4 (11.43%) CRM
7 4 (11.43%) ITIL
7 4 (11.43%) Microservices
8 3 (8.57%) Capacity Planning
9 2 (5.71%) Logistics
9 2 (5.71%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 20 (57.14%) PowerShell
1 20 (57.14%) SQL
2 13 (37.14%) T-SQL
3 2 (5.71%) C
3 2 (5.71%) C#
Qualifications
1 7 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 7 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 6 (17.14%) SC Cleared
3 5 (14.29%) MCITP
4 2 (5.71%) MCSE
5 1 (2.86%) DV Cleared
5 1 (2.86%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (2.86%) MCSA
5 1 (2.86%) PMI Certification
5 1 (2.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.86%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (54.29%) Active Directory
2 3 (8.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (5.71%) BitLocker
3 2 (5.71%) vSphere
3 2 (5.71%) XenApp
4 1 (2.86%) DFS Replication
4 1 (2.86%) Hyper-V
4 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (2.86%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (2.86%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (2.86%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 8 (22.86%) SCCM
2 6 (17.14%) Microsoft Intune
2 6 (17.14%) Nagios
3 4 (11.43%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (11.43%) Puppet
4 2 (5.71%) MOM
4 2 (5.71%) SCOrch
4 2 (5.71%) WSUS
5 1 (2.86%) AirWatch
5 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 1 (2.86%) NetBackup
5 1 (2.86%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (2.86%) SCDPM
5 1 (2.86%) SCSM
5 1 (2.86%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 16 (45.71%) Microsoft
2 6 (17.14%) SolarWinds
3 4 (11.43%) SaltStack
3 4 (11.43%) VMware
4 3 (8.57%) EMC
4 3 (8.57%) NetApp
5 2 (5.71%) Cisco
5 2 (5.71%) Citrix
6 1 (2.86%) HP
6 1 (2.86%) Kronos
6 1 (2.86%) Lotus
6 1 (2.86%) Red Hat
6 1 (2.86%) SAP
6 1 (2.86%) ServiceNow
6 1 (2.86%) Sophos
6 1 (2.86%) Symantec