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 12 September 2014 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
12 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM)
Rank 105 101 98
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -3
Contract jobs citing SCOM 16 6 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.62% 0.29% 0.65%
As % of the Systems Management category 10.06% 4.26% 13.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 6
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£265 £500 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-47.00% +17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £257 £400 £337
10% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £500 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £25.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.25 £32.03 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-8.67% +6.75%
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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
159 141 109
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 6.14% 6.70% 4.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 87 41
Average daily rate £325 £375 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £250 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £313
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +8.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 6 3
Average hourly rate £21.50 £23.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.51% -37.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.20 £12.45 £19.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £30.00 £51.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.75 £22.50 £18.25
% change year-on-year
-3.33% +23.28%

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
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 12 September 2014. 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
Shropshire - 5 £275 - 1
Birmingham -5 4 - -
Coventry - 1 - - 1
Solihull - - - -
Herefordshire - - - -
SCOM
England

SCOM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 12 September 2014, 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 36 (85.71%) Windows
2 24 (57.14%) Windows Server 2008
3 23 (54.76%) SCCM
4 22 (52.38%) PowerShell
4 22 (52.38%) Windows Server 2012
5 21 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 18 (42.86%) Active Directory
7 14 (33.33%) Business Continuity
8 13 (30.95%) EMC
9 10 (23.81%) Microsoft
9 10 (23.81%) VMware
10 8 (19.05%) SQL Server
11 7 (16.67%) SharePoint
11 7 (16.67%) Clustering
11 7 (16.67%) Hyper-V
12 6 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
12 6 (14.29%) Citrix
13 5 (11.90%) SAN
13 5 (11.90%) MS Excel
13 5 (11.90%) SQL
13 5 (11.90%) Security Cleared
13 5 (11.90%) SharePoint Server
14 4 (9.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 4 (9.52%) SolarWinds
14 4 (9.52%) ITIL
14 4 (9.52%) Microsoft Certification
14 4 (9.52%) Finance
15 3 (7.14%) Management Information System
15 3 (7.14%) Change Management
15 3 (7.14%) Internet

SCOM
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 12 September 2014, 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 7 (16.67%) SharePoint
2 5 (11.90%) SharePoint Server
3 3 (7.14%) MS Exchange
3 3 (7.14%) IIS
4 2 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (4.76%) Lync
Applications
1 5 (11.90%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (4.76%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 5 (11.90%) SAN
2 3 (7.14%) Internet
2 3 (7.14%) DHCP
3 2 (4.76%) DNS
3 2 (4.76%) Firewall
4 1 (2.38%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (19.05%) SQL Server
2 4 (9.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (7.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (4.76%) RDBMS
4 2 (4.76%) Relational Database
5 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 1 (2.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (2.38%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (4.76%) MSI
2 1 (2.38%) InstallShield
2 1 (2.38%) AdminStudio
2 1 (2.38%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (9.52%) Finance
Job Titles
1 18 (42.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 16 (38.10%) Server Engineer
3 4 (9.52%) SQL DBA
3 4 (9.52%) DBA
4 3 (7.14%) Consultant
4 3 (7.14%) SQL Server DBA
5 2 (4.76%) Service Desk Analyst
5 2 (4.76%) Systems Administrator
5 2 (4.76%) Service Analyst
5 2 (4.76%) Administrator
5 2 (4.76%) Management Consultant
5 2 (4.76%) Analyst
6 1 (2.38%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 1 (2.38%) Systems Engineer
6 1 (2.38%) Project Manager
6 1 (2.38%) Infrastructure Manager
6 1 (2.38%) Senior Systems Administrator
6 1 (2.38%) Deployment Engineer
6 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Consultant
6 1 (2.38%) Wintel Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 7 (16.67%) Clustering
2 3 (7.14%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 36 (85.71%) Windows
2 24 (57.14%) Windows Server 2008
3 22 (52.38%) Windows Server 2012
4 21 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (4.76%) Windows Vista
5 2 (4.76%) Windows 2000 Server
5 2 (4.76%) Windows 7
5 2 (4.76%) Linux
5 2 (4.76%) Windows NT
6 1 (2.38%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (33.33%) Business Continuity
2 4 (9.52%) ITIL
3 3 (7.14%) Release Management
3 3 (7.14%) Change Management
4 2 (4.76%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (4.76%) CRM
4 2 (4.76%) Capacity Planning
4 2 (4.76%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (4.76%) Technical Analysis
5 1 (2.38%) PRINCE2
5 1 (2.38%) Change Control
5 1 (2.38%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (2.38%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (2.38%) PRINCE
5 1 (2.38%) Configuration Management
5 1 (2.38%) Project Management
5 1 (2.38%) Security Management
5 1 (2.38%) Workflow
5 1 (2.38%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (52.38%) PowerShell
2 5 (11.90%) SQL
3 3 (7.14%) Shell Script
4 2 (4.76%) T-SQL
4 2 (4.76%) VBScript
4 2 (4.76%) VB
Qualifications
1 5 (11.90%) Security Cleared
2 4 (9.52%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (7.14%) MCSE
3 3 (7.14%) BC Cleared
4 1 (2.38%) MCP
4 1 (2.38%) MCSA
4 1 (2.38%) MCTS
4 1 (2.38%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.38%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (42.86%) Active Directory
2 7 (16.67%) Hyper-V
3 6 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (4.76%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 23 (54.76%) SCCM
2 3 (7.14%) MOM
2 3 (7.14%) BMC PATROL
2 3 (7.14%) Control-M
3 2 (4.76%) SCVMM
3 2 (4.76%) Tivoli
4 1 (2.38%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (2.38%) Nagios
Vendors
1 13 (30.95%) EMC
2 10 (23.81%) Microsoft
2 10 (23.81%) VMware
3 6 (14.29%) Citrix
4 4 (9.52%) SolarWinds
5 3 (7.14%) BMC
6 2 (4.76%) NetApp
6 2 (4.76%) HP
6 2 (4.76%) Nimsoft
6 2 (4.76%) Spiceworks
7 1 (2.38%) Tableau
7 1 (2.38%) Dell
7 1 (2.38%) Oracle
7 1 (2.38%) Cisco
7 1 (2.38%) IBM
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