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 29 March 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
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 46 49 72
Rank change year-on-year +3 +23  
Contract jobs citing SCOM 10 34 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 1.86% 3.38% 0.12%
As % of the Systems Management category 23.26% 28.81% 1.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 13 1
Median daily rate £345 £425 £408
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.82% +4.29%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £400 £375
% change year-on-year -12.50% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £54.08 £40.83 £26.50
% change year-on-year +32.45% +54.05%  

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 43 118 87
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 7.98% 11.74% 10.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 52 47
Median daily rate £371 £425 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.64% -22.72%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £275 £318
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £550 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 3
Median hourly rate £14.00 £13.00 £20.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.69% -35.59%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year -15.55% +9.75%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire citing SCOM as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Systems Management category.

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 3 months to 29 March 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 3 months to 29 March 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 +8 4 £295 -16.90%
Knutsford - 1 £345 -
SCOM
North West

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 11 (91.67%) Windows
2 7 (58.33%) ITIL
3 6 (50.00%) AIX
3 6 (50.00%) Citrix
4 5 (41.67%) SAN
4 5 (41.67%) Microsoft
4 5 (41.67%) Active Directory
4 5 (41.67%) SQL Server
4 5 (41.67%) VMware
4 5 (41.67%) Local Government
4 5 (41.67%) SCCM
4 5 (41.67%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (33.33%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 4 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (33.33%) ServiceNow
5 4 (33.33%) Software Asset Management
5 4 (33.33%) Windows Server
5 4 (33.33%) IBM BigFix
5 4 (33.33%) Clustering
5 4 (33.33%) Risk Management
5 4 (33.33%) Finance
5 4 (33.33%) Migration
5 4 (33.33%) Asset Management
5 4 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (33.33%) Netcool
5 4 (33.33%) Middleware
5 4 (33.33%) Mainframe
5 4 (33.33%) Java
5 4 (33.33%) Perl
5 4 (33.33%) HPUX

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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 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 3 (25.00%) IIS
3 2 (16.67%) Exchange Server 5.5
4 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (8.33%) SharePoint
4 1 (8.33%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 2 (16.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (41.67%) SAN
2 4 (33.33%) LAN
2 4 (33.33%) WAN
3 3 (25.00%) Reverse Proxy
4 2 (16.67%) Firewall
4 2 (16.67%) LDAP
4 2 (16.67%) NAS
4 2 (16.67%) TCP/IP
4 2 (16.67%) VLAN
5 1 (8.33%) DHCP
5 1 (8.33%) DMZ
5 1 (8.33%) DNS
5 1 (8.33%) Fibre Channel
5 1 (8.33%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (41.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2000
2 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2016
2 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (16.67%) Visual Studio
2 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 5 (41.67%) Local Government
2 4 (33.33%) Finance
3 2 (16.67%) Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (16.67%) Consultant
1 2 (16.67%) Enterprise Management Engineer
1 2 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 2 (16.67%) Monitoring Engineer
1 2 (16.67%) Security Officer
2 1 (8.33%) Administrator
2 1 (8.33%) Architect
2 1 (8.33%) Build Engineer
2 1 (8.33%) DBA
2 1 (8.33%) Designer
2 1 (8.33%) Developer
2 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Consultant
2 1 (8.33%) Senior Manager
2 1 (8.33%) Server Engineer
2 1 (8.33%) SQL DBA
2 1 (8.33%) Storage Manager
2 1 (8.33%) VMware Architect
2 1 (8.33%) VMware Consultant
2 1 (8.33%) Wintel Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (33.33%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (33.33%) Clustering
1 4 (33.33%) Mainframe
2 3 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (25.00%) PKI
3 2 (16.67%) CESG
3 2 (16.67%) Data Centre
3 2 (16.67%) Management Information System
4 1 (8.33%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (8.33%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 11 (91.67%) Windows
2 6 (50.00%) AIX
3 4 (33.33%) HPUX
3 4 (33.33%) Linux
3 4 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (33.33%) Solaris
3 4 (33.33%) Windows Server
3 4 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (16.67%) Unix
6 1 (8.33%) Windows 2000 Server
6 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (58.33%) ITIL
2 4 (33.33%) Asset Management
2 4 (33.33%) Migration
2 4 (33.33%) Risk Management
2 4 (33.33%) Software Asset Management
3 2 (16.67%) High Availability
3 2 (16.67%) Information Security
3 2 (16.67%) Information Security Management
3 2 (16.67%) Security Management
4 1 (8.33%) Database Tuning
4 1 (8.33%) Performance Optimisation
4 1 (8.33%) PRINCE2
4 1 (8.33%) Server Building
4 1 (8.33%) Server Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 4 (33.33%) Java
1 4 (33.33%) Perl
2 2 (16.67%) PowerShell
2 2 (16.67%) VB
2 2 (16.67%) VB6
2 2 (16.67%) VBScript
3 1 (8.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (16.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 5 (41.67%) Active Directory
1 5 (41.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (33.33%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 3 (25.00%) Hyper-V
3 3 (25.00%) VMware ESX
3 3 (25.00%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (16.67%) VMware GSX
4 2 (16.67%) vSphere
4 2 (16.67%) XenApp
5 1 (8.33%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 5 (41.67%) SCCM
2 4 (33.33%) IBM BigFix
2 4 (33.33%) Netcool
3 2 (16.67%) Failover Clustering
3 2 (16.67%) MOM
3 2 (16.67%) SCOrch
3 2 (16.67%) SmoothWall
3 2 (16.67%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (16.67%) WSUS
4 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (8.33%) NetBackup
4 1 (8.33%) Perfmon
4 1 (8.33%) Tivoli
4 1 (8.33%) vRealize
Vendors
1 6 (50.00%) Citrix
2 5 (41.67%) Microsoft
2 5 (41.67%) VMware
3 4 (33.33%) CA
3 4 (33.33%) Cisco
3 4 (33.33%) IBM
3 4 (33.33%) ServiceNow
4 3 (25.00%) NetApp
4 3 (25.00%) SolarWinds
5 2 (16.67%) Dell
5 2 (16.67%) HP
5 2 (16.67%) Intel Security
5 2 (16.67%) Juniper
6 1 (8.33%) EMC
6 1 (8.33%) EqualLogic
6 1 (8.33%) Veeam