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 3 months to 24 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM)
England / North West
Rank 110 106 142
Rank change year-on-year -4 +36  
Contract jobs citing SCOM 20 53 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.77% 1.39% 0.23%
As % of the Systems Management category 8.20% 16.21% 2.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 22 5
Median daily rate £348 £411 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.45% -8.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £330 £388
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £444 £480
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £400 £369
% change year-on-year -12.50% +8.47%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £190.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £54.08 £40.83 £27.00
% change year-on-year +32.45% +51.20%  

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 West with a requirement for systems management skills.

Systems Management Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 244 327 278
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 9.38% 8.55% 7.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 163 172 126
Median daily rate £400 £422 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.21% -6.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £275 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £568 £550 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 11 11
Median hourly rate £29.38 £20.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +46.87% +33.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.85 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.10 £101.80 £20.19
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year -15.55% +4.65%  

SCOM
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West 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 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 3 months to 24 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 24 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
Cheshire +9 10 £345 -18.82%
Manchester +6 5 £338 +3.84% 1
Merseyside -4 1 £375 - 1
Cumbria - 1 £220 -
SCOM
England

SCOM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

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

1 29 (65.91%) Windows
2 22 (50.00%) Linux
3 21 (47.73%) Microsoft
4 18 (40.91%) Solaris
5 16 (36.36%) AIX
5 16 (36.36%) ITIL
5 16 (36.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 15 (34.09%) VMware
7 14 (31.82%) IBM
7 14 (31.82%) Netcool
7 14 (31.82%) PowerShell
8 13 (29.55%) CA
8 13 (29.55%) HPUX
8 13 (29.55%) Java
8 13 (29.55%) Perl
8 13 (29.55%) SQL
9 12 (27.27%) Active Directory
9 12 (27.27%) SCCM
9 12 (27.27%) VMware Infrastructure
10 11 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
10 11 (25.00%) SQL Server
11 10 (22.73%) Windows Server 2008
12 9 (20.45%) Unix
12 9 (20.45%) Red Hat
13 8 (18.18%) Tivoli
13 8 (18.18%) HP
13 8 (18.18%) Oracle
13 8 (18.18%) VBScript
13 8 (18.18%) Oracle Database
14 7 (15.91%) ServiceNow

SCOM
Top Related 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 5 (11.36%) MS Exchange
2 4 (9.09%) IIS
3 2 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (4.55%) Exchange Server 5.5
4 1 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (2.27%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.27%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (2.27%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (2.27%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.27%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (11.36%) Office 365
2 3 (6.82%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (6.82%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (4.55%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (15.91%) SAN
2 5 (11.36%) Firewall
2 5 (11.36%) LAN
2 5 (11.36%) WAN
3 3 (6.82%) Reverse Proxy
4 2 (4.55%) LDAP
4 2 (4.55%) NAS
4 2 (4.55%) TCP/IP
4 2 (4.55%) VLAN
5 1 (2.27%) DHCP
5 1 (2.27%) DMZ
5 1 (2.27%) DNS
5 1 (2.27%) Fibre Channel
5 1 (2.27%) VPN
5 1 (2.27%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 8 (18.18%) Oracle Database
3 5 (11.36%) Oracle Database 11g
3 5 (11.36%) Oracle Database 12c
3 5 (11.36%) SQL Server 2000
3 5 (11.36%) SQL Server 2005
3 5 (11.36%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (11.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (11.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (9.09%) Ingres
4 4 (9.09%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 4 (9.09%) Oracle Database 10g
4 4 (9.09%) Oracle9i Database
4 4 (9.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (4.55%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (2.27%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (2.27%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 2 (4.55%) Visual Studio
2 1 (2.27%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 6 (13.64%) Finance
2 5 (11.36%) Local Government
3 3 (6.82%) Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (18.18%) Monitoring Engineer
2 7 (15.91%) Consultant
3 5 (11.36%) Systems Engineer
3 5 (11.36%) Systems Monitoring Engineer
4 4 (9.09%) DBA
4 4 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (6.82%) Analyst
5 3 (6.82%) Enterprise Management Engineer
5 3 (6.82%) Oracle DBA
5 3 (6.82%) Solaris Engineer
5 3 (6.82%) SQL DBA
5 3 (6.82%) Technical Engineer
6 2 (4.55%) Administrator
6 2 (4.55%) AWS Engineer
6 2 (4.55%) Azure Engineer
6 2 (4.55%) Database Analyst
6 2 (4.55%) Monitoring Specialist
6 2 (4.55%) PowerShell Engineer
6 2 (4.55%) Security Officer
6 2 (4.55%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (13.64%) Middleware
1 6 (13.64%) Regular Expression
2 2 (4.55%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (15.91%) Data Centre
2 6 (13.64%) Mainframe
3 4 (9.09%) Clustering
3 4 (9.09%) Oracle Licensing
4 3 (6.82%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (6.82%) PKI
5 2 (4.55%) CESG
5 2 (4.55%) Management Information System
5 2 (4.55%) Public Cloud
6 1 (2.27%) AS400
6 1 (2.27%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (2.27%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 29 (65.91%) Windows
2 22 (50.00%) Linux
3 18 (40.91%) Solaris
4 16 (36.36%) AIX
4 16 (36.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 13 (29.55%) HPUX
6 11 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 10 (22.73%) Windows Server 2008
8 9 (20.45%) Unix
9 6 (13.64%) Windows Server
9 6 (13.64%) Windows XP
10 3 (6.82%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (2.27%) Windows 10
11 1 (2.27%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (36.36%) ITIL
2 7 (15.91%) Asset Management
2 7 (15.91%) Software Asset Management
3 6 (13.64%) Release Management
3 6 (13.64%) Service Management
4 5 (11.36%) Migration
4 5 (11.36%) Performance Tuning
5 4 (9.09%) Risk Management
5 4 (9.09%) Security Monitoring
5 4 (9.09%) Software Licensing
6 3 (6.82%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (6.82%) Open Source
7 2 (4.55%) Database Tuning
7 2 (4.55%) High Availability
7 2 (4.55%) Information Security
7 2 (4.55%) Information Security Management
7 2 (4.55%) Security Management
7 2 (4.55%) SIEM
8 1 (2.27%) PRINCE2
8 1 (2.27%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 14 (31.82%) PowerShell
2 13 (29.55%) Java
2 13 (29.55%) Perl
2 13 (29.55%) SQL
3 8 (18.18%) VBScript
4 6 (13.64%) Bourne shell
4 6 (13.64%) Korn
5 4 (9.09%) Shell Script
6 2 (4.55%) VB
6 2 (4.55%) VB6
7 1 (2.27%) PL/SQL
7 1 (2.27%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (13.64%) ITIL Certification
2 3 (6.82%) SC Cleared
2 3 (6.82%) Security Cleared
3 2 (4.55%) ISEB
4 1 (2.27%) CCNA
4 1 (2.27%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (2.27%) MCSE
4 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (2.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.27%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (27.27%) Active Directory
1 12 (27.27%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (13.64%) Hyper-V
3 5 (11.36%) VMware ESX
4 4 (9.09%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 4 (9.09%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 4 (9.09%) Virtual Servers
4 4 (9.09%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (9.09%) vSphere
5 2 (4.55%) VMware GSX
5 2 (4.55%) XenApp
6 1 (2.27%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 14 (31.82%) Netcool
2 12 (27.27%) SCCM
3 8 (18.18%) Tivoli
4 7 (15.91%) IBM BigFix
5 6 (13.64%) HP SiteScope
5 6 (13.64%) SCOrch
6 5 (11.36%) Oracle RMAN
7 4 (9.09%) Data Guard
8 3 (6.82%) Graphite
8 3 (6.82%) Graylog
8 3 (6.82%) Opscode Chef
8 3 (6.82%) Oracle ZFS
8 3 (6.82%) Puppet
8 3 (6.82%) SCSM
9 2 (4.55%) Failover Clustering
9 2 (4.55%) MOM
9 2 (4.55%) SmoothWall
9 2 (4.55%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 2 (4.55%) WSUS
10 1 (2.27%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 21 (47.73%) Microsoft
2 15 (34.09%) VMware
3 14 (31.82%) IBM
4 13 (29.55%) CA
5 9 (20.45%) Red Hat
6 8 (18.18%) HP
6 8 (18.18%) Oracle
7 7 (15.91%) ServiceNow
8 6 (13.64%) Cisco
8 6 (13.64%) Citrix
9 4 (9.09%) Dell
10 3 (6.82%) Intel Security
10 3 (6.82%) NetApp
10 3 (6.82%) SolarWinds
11 2 (4.55%) EMC
11 2 (4.55%) EqualLogic
11 2 (4.55%) Forcepoint
11 2 (4.55%) Juniper
11 2 (4.55%) Sophos
11 2 (4.55%) Veeam