Period
to 20 November 2017

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 6 months to 20 November 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
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 81 - 108
Rank change year-on-year - +108 -19
Contract jobs citing SCOM 9 0 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.68% - 0.24%
As % of the Systems Management category 6.04% - 2.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 0 4
Cheshire median daily rate £280 - £450
10th Percentile £233 - £425
90th Percentile £341 - £475
North West median daily rate £355 £338 £325
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.85% +18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Cheshire median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate - - £25.00

SCOM is in the Systems Management category. The following 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.

All Systems Management Skills
Cheshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 149 94 183
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 11.18% 6.46% 8.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 66 126
Cheshire median daily rate £380 £425 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.59% -2.86% +42.28%
10th Percentile £263 £149 £221
90th Percentile £575 £550 £559
North West median daily rate £425 £400 £371
% change year-on-year +6.25% +7.74% +19.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 8
Cheshire median hourly rate £13.00 £13.00 £24.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -47.47% -21.43%
10th Percentile £11.90 £13.00 £11.78
90th Percentile £20.10 £13.00 £84.75
North West median hourly rate £19.00 £19.62 £12.00
% change year-on-year -3.14% +63.46% -37.76%

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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 Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SCOM in Cheshire over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 6 months to 20 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chester - 4 £280 -
Crewe - 1 £265 -
Warrington - 1 - -
SCOM
North West

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 7 (77.78%) SQL Server
1 7 (77.78%) Active Directory
2 6 (66.67%) Citrix
2 6 (66.67%) Windows
2 6 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
2 6 (66.67%) Local Government
2 6 (66.67%) Data Centre
2 6 (66.67%) Windows Server
3 5 (55.56%) PKI
3 5 (55.56%) Migration
4 4 (44.44%) Exchange Server 2003
4 4 (44.44%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 4 (44.44%) SharePoint
4 4 (44.44%) MS Exchange
4 4 (44.44%) Server Building
4 4 (44.44%) Office 365
4 4 (44.44%) XenApp
4 4 (44.44%) Skype for Business
5 3 (33.33%) EqualLogic
5 3 (33.33%) SAN
5 3 (33.33%) IBM
5 3 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (33.33%) VMware
6 2 (22.22%) Clustering
6 2 (22.22%) NetBackup
6 2 (22.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (22.22%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (22.22%) Hyper-V
6 2 (22.22%) SQL Server Integration Services

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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 4 (44.44%) Exchange Server 2003
1 4 (44.44%) MS Exchange
1 4 (44.44%) SharePoint
1 4 (44.44%) Skype for Business
2 1 (11.11%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 4 (44.44%) Office 365
2 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (33.33%) SAN
2 2 (22.22%) LAN
2 2 (22.22%) WAN
3 1 (11.11%) DHCP
3 1 (11.11%) DNS
3 1 (11.11%) Fibre Channel
3 1 (11.11%) Firewall
3 1 (11.11%) LDAP
3 1 (11.11%) Reverse Proxy
3 1 (11.11%) TCP/IP
3 1 (11.11%) VLAN
3 1 (11.11%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (77.78%) SQL Server
2 2 (22.22%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (22.22%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (22.22%) SQL Server 2016
2 2 (22.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (22.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (11.11%) Oracle Database
3 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 6 (66.67%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Server Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) DBA
2 2 (22.22%) SQL DBA
3 1 (11.11%) Administrator
3 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Security Officer
3 1 (11.11%) Senior DBA
3 1 (11.11%) Senior SQL DBA
3 1 (11.11%) Storage Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 6 (66.67%) Data Centre
2 5 (55.56%) PKI
3 2 (22.22%) Clustering
3 2 (22.22%) EMC VNX
3 2 (22.22%) EMC VNXe
4 1 (11.11%) CESG
4 1 (11.11%) Management Information System
4 1 (11.11%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 6 (66.67%) Windows
1 6 (66.67%) Windows Server
1 6 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (22.22%) Linux
2 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (11.11%) AIX
3 1 (11.11%) Unix
3 1 (11.11%) Windows 2000 Server
3 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) Migration
2 4 (44.44%) Server Building
3 2 (22.22%) Capacity Management
3 2 (22.22%) Capacity Planning
3 2 (22.22%) High Availability
3 2 (22.22%) ITIL
4 1 (11.11%) Database Tuning
4 1 (11.11%) Information Security
4 1 (11.11%) Information Security Management
4 1 (11.11%) Patch Management
4 1 (11.11%) Performance Management
4 1 (11.11%) Performance Optimisation
4 1 (11.11%) Project Management
4 1 (11.11%) Security Management
4 1 (11.11%) Server Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 2 (22.22%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 7 (77.78%) Active Directory
2 4 (44.44%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 4 (44.44%) XenApp
3 3 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (22.22%) Hyper-V
5 1 (11.11%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (11.11%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (22.22%) Failover Clustering
1 2 (22.22%) NetBackup
1 2 (22.22%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (11.11%) Perfmon
2 1 (11.11%) SCCM
2 1 (11.11%) SmoothWall
2 1 (11.11%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 6 (66.67%) Citrix
2 3 (33.33%) EqualLogic
2 3 (33.33%) IBM
2 3 (33.33%) VMware
3 2 (22.22%) Dell
3 2 (22.22%) EMC
3 2 (22.22%) HP
3 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
3 2 (22.22%) NetApp
3 2 (22.22%) Veritas
4 1 (11.11%) Cisco
4 1 (11.11%) Juniper
4 1 (11.11%) McAfee
4 1 (11.11%) Oracle
4 1 (11.11%) Remedy