Period
to 20 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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)
England > North West
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 176 182 219
Rank change year-on-year +6 +37 -52
Contract jobs citing SCOM 26 41 29
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.46% 0.60% 0.34%
As % of the Systems Management category 4.39% 6.33% 4.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 26 22
North West median daily rate £355 £338 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +3.85% +18.18%
10th Percentile £237 £258 £223
90th Percentile £598 £428 £475
England median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
North West median hourly rate - - £25.00
England median hourly rate £12.00 £39.25 £37.09
% change year-on-year -69.43% +5.82% +34.87%

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 the North West with a requirement for systems management skills.

All Systems Management Skills
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 592 648 697
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 10.40% 9.55% 8.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 385 396 382
North West median daily rate £425 £400 £371
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +7.74% +19.76%
10th Percentile £250 £192 £213
90th Percentile £575 £550 £526
England median daily rate £475 £450 £413
% change year-on-year +5.56% +9.09% +3.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 18 30
North West median hourly rate £19.00 £19.62 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.14% +63.46% -37.76%
10th Percentile £11.11 £12.36 £11.00
90th Percentile £43.30 £43.00 £35.25
England median hourly rate £17.07 £20.73 £20.00
% change year-on-year -17.67% +3.65% +2.56%

SCOM
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing SCOM as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for SCOM in the North West

SCOM
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SCOM in the North West

SCOM
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate histogram for SCOM in the North West

SCOM
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SCOM in the North West

SCOM
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 West 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
Manchester +10 11 £450 +50.00% 2
Cheshire - 9 £280 -
Merseyside +5 2 £400 -
Cumbria -5 1 £225 -10.00%
SCOM
England

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 North West region with a requirement for SCOM.

1 12 (46.15%) Active Directory
1 12 (46.15%) SCCM
2 11 (42.31%) ITIL
3 10 (38.46%) Windows
3 10 (38.46%) SolarWinds
3 10 (38.46%) Data Centre
4 9 (34.62%) Windows Server
4 9 (34.62%) Citrix
4 9 (34.62%) Configuration Management
5 8 (30.77%) Service Management
5 8 (30.77%) SQL Server
5 8 (30.77%) VMware
6 7 (26.92%) CMDB
6 7 (26.92%) Amazon AWS
6 7 (26.92%) Public Cloud
7 6 (23.08%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (23.08%) SQL
7 6 (23.08%) MS Exchange
7 6 (23.08%) XenApp
7 6 (23.08%) PowerShell
7 6 (23.08%) Local Government
8 5 (19.23%) Zachman Framework
8 5 (19.23%) TOGAF
8 5 (19.23%) PKI
8 5 (19.23%) Technical Architecture
8 5 (19.23%) Migration
8 5 (19.23%) VMware Infrastructure
8 5 (19.23%) COBIT
8 5 (19.23%) DNS
8 5 (19.23%) Cisco

SCOM
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 6 (23.08%) MS Exchange
2 4 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2003
2 4 (15.38%) SharePoint
2 4 (15.38%) Skype for Business
3 2 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (3.85%) IIS
Business Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (26.92%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (15.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (15.38%) Office 365
3 1 (3.85%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 5 (19.23%) DNS
2 4 (15.38%) SAN
3 3 (11.54%) DHCP
3 3 (11.54%) Firewall
3 3 (11.54%) LAN
3 3 (11.54%) VLAN
3 3 (11.54%) WAN
4 2 (7.69%) Asterisk PBX
4 2 (7.69%) BGP
4 2 (7.69%) Broadband
4 2 (7.69%) Ethernet
4 2 (7.69%) IPv6
4 2 (7.69%) LLU
4 2 (7.69%) MPLS
4 2 (7.69%) OSPF
4 2 (7.69%) SNMP
4 2 (7.69%) TACACS
4 2 (7.69%) VoIP
4 2 (7.69%) VRRP
4 2 (7.69%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (30.77%) SQL Server
2 3 (11.54%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (7.69%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (7.69%) SQL Server 2014
3 2 (7.69%) SQL Server 2016
3 2 (7.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (7.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (3.85%) Oracle Database
4 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 2 (7.69%) Git (software)
2 1 (3.85%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 6 (23.08%) Local Government
2 2 (7.69%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.85%) Banking
3 1 (3.85%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (26.92%) Architect
1 7 (26.92%) Technical Architect
2 6 (23.08%) Server Engineer
3 3 (11.54%) Citrix Engineer
3 3 (11.54%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (11.54%) Monitoring Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) DBA
4 2 (7.69%) Designer
4 2 (7.69%) Network Designer
4 2 (7.69%) SQL DBA
4 2 (7.69%) TOGAF Architect
5 1 (3.85%) Administrator
5 1 (3.85%) Analyst
5 1 (3.85%) Exchange Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) Junior
5 1 (3.85%) Senior DBA
5 1 (3.85%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) Senior Server Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) Senior SQL DBA
5 1 (3.85%) Technical Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 10 (38.46%) Data Centre
2 7 (26.92%) CMDB
2 7 (26.92%) Public Cloud
3 5 (19.23%) PKI
4 3 (11.54%) Reference Data
5 2 (7.69%) Clustering
5 2 (7.69%) EMC VNX
5 2 (7.69%) EMC VNXe
6 1 (3.85%) CESG
6 1 (3.85%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (3.85%) Management Information System
6 1 (3.85%) Replication
6 1 (3.85%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 10 (38.46%) Windows
2 9 (34.62%) Windows Server
3 6 (23.08%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (11.54%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (11.54%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (7.69%) Linux
6 1 (3.85%) AIX
6 1 (3.85%) Unix
6 1 (3.85%) Windows 10
6 1 (3.85%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (42.31%) ITIL
2 9 (34.62%) Configuration Management
3 8 (30.77%) Service Management
4 5 (19.23%) Migration
4 5 (19.23%) Runbook
4 5 (19.23%) Technical Architecture
4 5 (19.23%) TOGAF
4 5 (19.23%) Zachman Framework
5 4 (15.38%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 4 (15.38%) Server Building
6 3 (11.54%) Data Architecture
6 3 (11.54%) Data Integration
6 3 (11.54%) Data Modelling
6 3 (11.54%) Infrastructure Management
7 2 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (7.69%) ITIL V3
7 2 (7.69%) Network Management
7 2 (7.69%) Network Planning
7 2 (7.69%) Proactive Monitoring
7 2 (7.69%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (23.08%) PowerShell
1 6 (23.08%) SQL
2 2 (7.69%) Perl
2 2 (7.69%) PHP
2 2 (7.69%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (15.38%) SC Cleared
1 4 (15.38%) Security Cleared
2 2 (7.69%) Degree
3 1 (3.85%) ISEB
3 1 (3.85%) MCSE
3 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (19.23%) COBIT
2 3 (11.54%) Data Quality
3 2 (7.69%) PCI DSS
4 1 (3.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 12 (46.15%) Active Directory
2 6 (23.08%) XenApp
3 5 (19.23%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (15.38%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 3 (11.54%) Hyper-V
6 1 (3.85%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (3.85%) vSphere
6 1 (3.85%) Xen
6 1 (3.85%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 12 (46.15%) SCCM
2 4 (15.38%) Nagios
2 4 (15.38%) SCOrch
3 2 (7.69%) Cacti
3 2 (7.69%) EdgeSight
3 2 (7.69%) Failover Clustering
3 2 (7.69%) NetBackup
3 2 (7.69%) OpenNMS
3 2 (7.69%) Puppet
3 2 (7.69%) RANCID
3 2 (7.69%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (3.85%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (3.85%) Perfmon
4 1 (3.85%) SmoothWall
4 1 (3.85%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 10 (38.46%) SolarWinds
2 9 (34.62%) Citrix
3 8 (30.77%) VMware
4 5 (19.23%) Cisco
5 3 (11.54%) EMC
5 3 (11.54%) EqualLogic
5 3 (11.54%) HP
5 3 (11.54%) IBM
5 3 (11.54%) Juniper
5 3 (11.54%) Microsoft
5 3 (11.54%) Veeam
6 2 (7.69%) Brocade
6 2 (7.69%) Dell
6 2 (7.69%) Ericsson
6 2 (7.69%) Foundry
6 2 (7.69%) Huawei
6 2 (7.69%) NetApp
6 2 (7.69%) Veritas
6 2 (7.69%) ZyXEL
7 1 (3.85%) IronPort