The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for SCOM skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SCOM over the 3 months to 28 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM)
West Midlands / Birmingham
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 65 66
Contract jobs citing SCOM 0 7 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham - 0.87% 0.14%
As % of the Systems Management category - 14.29% 2.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 7 1
Median daily rate - £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -12.50%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.75 £36.00 £25.09
% change year-on-year -17.36% +43.46%  

SCOM is in the systems management skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for systems management skills.

Systems Management Skills
Birmingham
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 47 49 37
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 7.36% 6.06% 5.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 61 37
Median daily rate £500 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +42.85% -12.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £373 £263 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £675 £553
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +12.50% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 0 5
Median hourly rate £14.22 - £26.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.13 - £22.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.92 - £29.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £35.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year -50.00% +66.66%  

SCOM
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

Job postings citing SCOM as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Birmingham.

Job vacancy trend for SCOM in Birmingham

SCOM
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SCOM in Birmingham.

Contractor daily rate trend for SCOM in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 28 June 2017, 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 Birmingham region with a requirement for SCOM.

1 3 (75.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (75.00%) SQL
2 2 (50.00%) T-SQL
2 2 (50.00%) VMware
2 2 (50.00%) PowerShell
2 2 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (50.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (50.00%) Performance Tuning
2 2 (50.00%) Mentoring
2 2 (50.00%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (25.00%) Failover Clustering
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (25.00%) Data Centre
3 1 (25.00%) SCOrch
3 1 (25.00%) Office 365
3 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (25.00%) Enterprise Storage
3 1 (25.00%) High Availability
3 1 (25.00%) VLAN
3 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (25.00%) Reverse Proxy
3 1 (25.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 1 (25.00%) SCCM
3 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (25.00%) Hyper-V
3 1 (25.00%) XenApp
3 1 (25.00%) SolarWinds
3 1 (25.00%) Clustering
3 1 (25.00%) IIS

SCOM
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham 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 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (25.00%) IIS
1 1 (25.00%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (25.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) DHCP
1 1 (25.00%) DMZ
1 1 (25.00%) DNS
1 1 (25.00%) LAN
1 1 (25.00%) Reverse Proxy
1 1 (25.00%) SAN
1 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (25.00%) VLAN
1 1 (25.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (75.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (50.00%) SQL Server 2014
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) DBA
1 2 (50.00%) Senior DBA
1 2 (50.00%) Senior SQL DBA
1 2 (50.00%) Senior SQL Server DBA
1 2 (50.00%) SQL DBA
1 2 (50.00%) SQL Server DBA
2 1 (25.00%) Storage Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Clustering
1 1 (25.00%) Data Centre
1 1 (25.00%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Continuous Improvement
1 2 (50.00%) Mentoring
1 2 (50.00%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (25.00%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) SQL
2 2 (50.00%) PowerShell
2 2 (50.00%) T-SQL
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
1 1 (25.00%) Hyper-V
1 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (25.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) Failover Clustering
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Clustering
1 1 (25.00%) SCCM
1 1 (25.00%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) VMware
2 1 (25.00%) Citrix
2 1 (25.00%) Dell
2 1 (25.00%) EMC
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) NetApp
2 1 (25.00%) SolarWinds