The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 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)
North West / Cheshire
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 58 65 76
Rank change year-on-year +7 +11  
Contract jobs citing SCOM 5 9 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.79% 0.98% 0.21%
As % of the Systems Management category 5.88% 13.04% 2.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 8 2
Median daily rate £280 £444 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -36.93% -1.33%  
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 Cheshire with a requirement for systems management skills.

Systems Management Skills
Cheshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 85 69 90
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 13.45% 7.55% 9.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 149 79 105
Median daily rate £400 £425 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% -2.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £286 £272
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £488 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +12.50% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 2
Median hourly rate £15.25 £21.00 £13.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -27.38% +58.49%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.88 £21.00 £11.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.23 £21.00 £14.43
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 Cheshire

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

Job vacancy trend for SCOM in Cheshire

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SCOM in Cheshire

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SCOM in Cheshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SCOM in Cheshire

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Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SCOM within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 28 June 2017. 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 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
Chester +14 5 £280 -35.63%
SCOM
North West

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 Cheshire region with a requirement for SCOM.

1 14 (93.33%) Windows
2 10 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 10 (66.67%) Local Government
3 9 (60.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 9 (60.00%) Windows Server
4 8 (53.33%) Citrix
4 8 (53.33%) ITIL
4 8 (53.33%) Migration
5 7 (46.67%) PKI
5 7 (46.67%) AIX
5 7 (46.67%) Active Directory
6 6 (40.00%) LAN
6 6 (40.00%) WAN
6 6 (40.00%) Clustering
7 5 (33.33%) MS Exchange
7 5 (33.33%) Data Centre
7 5 (33.33%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 5 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (33.33%) XenApp
7 5 (33.33%) Office 365
8 4 (26.67%) Skype for Business
8 4 (26.67%) ServiceNow
8 4 (26.67%) Reverse Proxy
8 4 (26.67%) Software Asset Management
8 4 (26.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (26.67%) SCCM
8 4 (26.67%) VMware Infrastructure
8 4 (26.67%) VMware
8 4 (26.67%) IBM BigFix
8 4 (26.67%) Server Building

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire 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 5 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 4 (26.67%) Exchange Server 2003
2 4 (26.67%) IIS
2 4 (26.67%) SharePoint
2 4 (26.67%) Skype for Business
3 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2013
Cloud Services
1 5 (33.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (40.00%) LAN
1 6 (40.00%) WAN
2 4 (26.67%) Reverse Proxy
2 4 (26.67%) SAN
3 3 (20.00%) Firewall
3 3 (20.00%) LDAP
3 3 (20.00%) TCP/IP
3 3 (20.00%) VLAN
4 2 (13.33%) Fibre Channel
5 1 (6.67%) DHCP
5 1 (6.67%) DMZ
5 1 (6.67%) DNS
5 1 (6.67%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (13.33%) SQL Server 2000
2 2 (13.33%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (13.33%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (13.33%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (13.33%) SQL Server 2016
2 2 (13.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (13.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (13.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 10 (66.67%) Local Government
2 4 (26.67%) Finance
3 2 (13.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (26.67%) Server Engineer
2 3 (20.00%) Security Officer
3 2 (13.33%) Administrator
3 2 (13.33%) DBA
3 2 (13.33%) Enterprise Management Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Monitoring Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) SQL DBA
4 1 (6.67%) Architect
4 1 (6.67%) Build Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Designer
4 1 (6.67%) Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Monitoring Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Senior Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Storage Manager
4 1 (6.67%) VMware Architect
4 1 (6.67%) VMware Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (26.67%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 7 (46.67%) PKI
2 6 (40.00%) Clustering
3 5 (33.33%) Data Centre
4 4 (26.67%) Mainframe
5 3 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (20.00%) CESG
5 3 (20.00%) Management Information System
6 1 (6.67%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (6.67%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 14 (93.33%) Windows
2 9 (60.00%) Windows Server
2 9 (60.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 7 (46.67%) AIX
4 5 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (26.67%) HPUX
5 4 (26.67%) Linux
5 4 (26.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (26.67%) Solaris
6 3 (20.00%) Unix
7 2 (13.33%) Windows 2000 Server
7 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (53.33%) ITIL
1 8 (53.33%) Migration
2 4 (26.67%) Asset Management
2 4 (26.67%) Risk Management
2 4 (26.67%) Server Building
2 4 (26.67%) Software Asset Management
3 3 (20.00%) High Availability
3 3 (20.00%) Information Security
3 3 (20.00%) Information Security Management
3 3 (20.00%) Security Management
4 2 (13.33%) Database Tuning
4 2 (13.33%) Performance Optimisation
4 2 (13.33%) Server Monitoring
5 1 (6.67%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 4 (26.67%) Java
1 4 (26.67%) Perl
2 2 (13.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (20.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 7 (46.67%) Active Directory
2 5 (33.33%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 5 (33.33%) XenApp
3 4 (26.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (20.00%) vSphere
5 2 (13.33%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (6.67%) Hyper-V
6 1 (6.67%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 4 (26.67%) IBM BigFix
1 4 (26.67%) Netcool
1 4 (26.67%) SCCM
2 3 (20.00%) Failover Clustering
2 3 (20.00%) SmoothWall
3 2 (13.33%) Perfmon
3 2 (13.33%) SCOrch
4 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (6.67%) NetBackup
4 1 (6.67%) Tivoli
4 1 (6.67%) vRealize
Vendors
1 8 (53.33%) Citrix
2 4 (26.67%) CA
2 4 (26.67%) IBM
2 4 (26.67%) Microsoft
2 4 (26.67%) ServiceNow
2 4 (26.67%) VMware
3 3 (20.00%) Cisco
3 3 (20.00%) Juniper
3 3 (20.00%) McAfee
4 2 (13.33%) Dell
4 2 (13.33%) EqualLogic
5 1 (6.67%) EMC
5 1 (6.67%) NetApp
5 1 (6.67%) SolarWinds
5 1 (6.67%) Veeam