The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 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 25 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)
England / East Midlands
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 96 90 97
Rank change year-on-year -6 +7  
Contract jobs citing SCOM 8 4 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 0.53% 0.26% 0.19%
As % of the Systems Management category 5.80% 3.45% 3.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 3 1
Median daily rate £300 £325 £305
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.69% +6.55%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £371 £375 £350
% change year-on-year -1.20% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £30.00
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 the East Midlands with a requirement for systems management skills.

Systems Management Skills
East Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 138 116 94
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 9.16% 7.65% 5.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 86 65
Median daily rate £425 £538 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.93% +13.15%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £325 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £377
% change year-on-year +12.50% +5.99%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 2
Median hourly rate £14.20 £14.75 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.72% +13.46%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £34.85 £20.19
% change year-on-year -49.78% +72.65%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East Midlands 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 the East Midlands

SCOM
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SCOM in the East Midlands

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SCOM in the East Midlands over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SCOM in the East Midlands

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SCOM in the East Midlands

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Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SCOM within the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 25 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
Nottinghamshire -3 3 £425 +6.25%
Derbyshire - 3 £275 -
Northamptonshire -5 1 £250 -21.56%
Leicestershire - 1 - -
SCOM
England

For the 6 months to 25 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 East Midlands region with a requirement for SCOM.

1 12 (85.71%) Windows
2 9 (64.29%) Microsoft
2 9 (64.29%) Active Directory
3 7 (50.00%) SCCM
4 5 (35.71%) Windows 7
4 5 (35.71%) VMware
5 4 (28.57%) Firewall
5 4 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (28.57%) MS Exchange
5 4 (28.57%) Hyper-V
5 4 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (28.57%) Windows Server
6 3 (21.43%) Microsoft Clustering
6 3 (21.43%) Windows 10
6 3 (21.43%) Microsoft Azure
6 3 (21.43%) Office 365
6 3 (21.43%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (21.43%) Security Cleared
6 3 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (21.43%) ITIL
6 3 (21.43%) SAN
6 3 (21.43%) Citrix
6 3 (21.43%) HP
6 3 (21.43%) Legal
7 2 (14.29%) Change Management
7 2 (14.29%) Clustering
7 2 (14.29%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 2 (14.29%) SLA
7 2 (14.29%) Cisco
7 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification

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Co-occurring IT Skills in the East Midlands 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 (28.57%) MS Exchange
2 2 (14.29%) IIS
3 1 (7.14%) Apache
3 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (21.43%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (21.43%) Office 365
2 1 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (28.57%) Firewall
2 3 (21.43%) SAN
3 2 (14.29%) LAN
3 2 (14.29%) TCP/IP
3 2 (14.29%) WAN
4 1 (7.14%) ADSL
4 1 (7.14%) DNS
4 1 (7.14%) Internet
4 1 (7.14%) MPLS
4 1 (7.14%) NAS
4 1 (7.14%) NetScaler
4 1 (7.14%) Remote Desktop
4 1 (7.14%) VLAN
4 1 (7.14%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2016
General
1 3 (21.43%) Legal
Job Titles
1 3 (21.43%) Administrator
1 3 (21.43%) Service Manager
1 3 (21.43%) Systems Administrator
2 2 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support
2 2 (14.29%) Analyst
2 2 (14.29%) Exchange Administrator
2 2 (14.29%) IT Manager
2 2 (14.29%) IT Services Manager
2 2 (14.29%) Support Analyst
2 2 (14.29%) Support Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) Windows Administrator
2 2 (14.29%) Windows Systems Administrator
3 1 (7.14%) Applications Support Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Architect
3 1 (7.14%) Installations Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) IT Support Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Network Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Network Support
3 1 (7.14%) Systems Support Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Technical Architect
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) Clustering
2 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 12 (85.71%) Windows
2 5 (35.71%) Windows 7
3 4 (28.57%) Windows Server
3 4 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (21.43%) Windows 10
4 3 (21.43%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (14.29%) Windows 8
6 1 (7.14%) Linux
6 1 (7.14%) Solaris
6 1 (7.14%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (21.43%) ITIL
2 2 (14.29%) Change Management
3 1 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (7.14%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (7.14%) DevOps
3 1 (7.14%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (7.14%) High Availability
3 1 (7.14%) Incident Management
3 1 (7.14%) Information Security
3 1 (7.14%) Information Security Management
3 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Monitoring
3 1 (7.14%) Load Balancing
3 1 (7.14%) Problem Management
3 1 (7.14%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (7.14%) Security Management
3 1 (7.14%) Security Patching
3 1 (7.14%) Service Delivery
3 1 (7.14%) Supplier Management
3 1 (7.14%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 2 (14.29%) PowerShell
2 1 (7.14%) SQL
2 1 (7.14%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (21.43%) Security Cleared
2 2 (14.29%) MCITP
2 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (14.29%) SC Cleared
3 1 (7.14%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (7.14%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (14.29%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (64.29%) Active Directory
2 4 (28.57%) Hyper-V
3 3 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (14.29%) vSphere
5 1 (7.14%) XenApp
5 1 (7.14%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (50.00%) SCCM
2 3 (21.43%) Microsoft Clustering
3 2 (14.29%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (7.14%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (7.14%) Failover Clustering
4 1 (7.14%) SCSM
Vendors
1 9 (64.29%) Microsoft
2 5 (35.71%) VMware
3 3 (21.43%) Citrix
3 3 (21.43%) HP
4 2 (14.29%) Cisco
5 1 (7.14%) Altiris
5 1 (7.14%) Barracuda Networks
5 1 (7.14%) CheckPoint
5 1 (7.14%) Dell
5 1 (7.14%) Juniper
5 1 (7.14%) Nimble Storage
5 1 (7.14%) StorageTek
5 1 (7.14%) Sun