The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North East 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 24 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 / North East
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 53 118 67
Rank change year-on-year +65 -51  
Contract jobs citing SCOM 6 10 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 1.07% 0.62% 0.36%
As % of the Systems Management category 7.89% 2.39% 3.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 6 2
Median daily rate £450 £310 £263
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +45.16% +18.09%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £371 £375 £345
% change year-on-year -1.20% +8.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.75 £36.00 £20.19
% change year-on-year -17.36% +78.35%  

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 North East with a requirement for systems management skills.

Systems Management Skills
North East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 76 418 93
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North East 13.60% 25.96% 11.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 282 53
Median daily rate £350 £285 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.80% -5.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £435 £470
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £377
% change year-on-year +12.50% +5.99%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 29 8
Median hourly rate £28.50 £28.25 £13.03
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.88% +116.76%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.50 £26.70 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.60 £36.00 £27.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £35.00 £20.19
% change year-on-year -50.00% +73.39%  

SCOM
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

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

SCOM
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SCOM in the North East

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SCOM in the North East

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Contract Job Locations in the North East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SCOM within the North East region over the 3 months to 24 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
Durham -3 5 - -
Tyne and Wear +75 1 £450 +45.16%
SCOM
England

For the 6 months to 24 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 North East region with a requirement for SCOM.

1 6 (100.00%) Windows
2 5 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 5 (83.33%) Active Directory
2 5 (83.33%) Identity Management
2 5 (83.33%) SCCM
2 5 (83.33%) Hyper-V
3 4 (66.67%) VMware
3 4 (66.67%) Citrix
4 3 (50.00%) SQL Server
4 3 (50.00%) IIS
4 3 (50.00%) HP
4 3 (50.00%) SharePoint
4 3 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (50.00%) High Availability
4 3 (50.00%) Analytics
4 3 (50.00%) Hybrid Cloud
5 2 (33.33%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (33.33%) Private Cloud
5 2 (33.33%) Public Cloud
5 2 (33.33%) Windows 10
5 2 (33.33%) Fat Client
5 2 (33.33%) Office 365
5 2 (33.33%) NetScaler
5 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (33.33%) NAS
5 2 (33.33%) XenApp
5 2 (33.33%) XenServer

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Co-occurring IT Skills in the North East 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 3 (50.00%) IIS
1 3 (50.00%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 3 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (33.33%) Google Cloud Platform
2 2 (33.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) NAS
1 2 (33.33%) NetScaler
1 2 (33.33%) SAN
2 1 (16.67%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (50.00%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Cloud Specialist
2 2 (33.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Automation Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Citrix Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Support
3 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Hybrid Cloud
2 2 (33.33%) Fat Client
2 2 (33.33%) Private Cloud
2 2 (33.33%) Public Cloud
2 2 (33.33%) Thin Client
3 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 6 (100.00%) Windows
2 2 (33.33%) Windows 10
2 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (16.67%) Linux
3 1 (16.67%) Unix
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) Identity Management
2 3 (50.00%) Analytics
2 3 (50.00%) High Availability
3 2 (33.33%) ITIL
4 1 (16.67%) Change Control
4 1 (16.67%) Change Management
4 1 (16.67%) Incident Management
4 1 (16.67%) Problem Management
4 1 (16.67%) Quality Management
4 1 (16.67%) Server Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) Perl
1 1 (16.67%) Shell Script
1 1 (16.67%) SQL
1 1 (16.67%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) DV Cleared
1 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
1 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (33.33%) QA
System Software
1 5 (83.33%) Active Directory
1 5 (83.33%) Hyper-V
2 2 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (33.33%) XenApp
2 2 (33.33%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 5 (83.33%) SCCM
2 1 (16.67%) HP SiteScope
2 1 (16.67%) MOM
2 1 (16.67%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 4 (66.67%) Citrix
2 4 (66.67%) VMware
3 3 (50.00%) HP
4 2 (33.33%) Google