Period
to 18 January 2019

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 18 January 2019 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
18 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 197 183 182
Rank change year-on-year -14 -1 +42
Contract jobs citing SCOM 15 23 39
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.26% 0.42% 0.63%
As % of the Systems Management category 2.01% 3.84% 6.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 17 29
North West median daily rate £320 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +14.29% -6.67%
10th Percentile £193 £271 £268
90th Percentile £519 £600 £422
England median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
North West median hourly rate - £32.50 -
England median hourly rate £20.65 £23.50 £43.28
% change year-on-year -12.15% -45.70% +16.69%

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 745 599 631
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 13.16% 10.97% 10.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 497 394 398
North West median daily rate £455 £433 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.20% +8.13% -
10th Percentile £280 £257 £225
90th Percentile £675 £588 £565
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 31 19
North West median hourly rate £17.50 £15.69 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.54% -10.34% +12.90%
10th Percentile £14.00 £11.50 £12.58
90th Percentile £53.00 £41.00 £30.40
England median hourly rate £17.50 £16.63 £20.00
% change year-on-year +5.23% -16.85% -4.76%

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 18 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SCOM in the North West

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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 18 January 2019. 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 -16 7 £338 -28.95% 2
Cheshire +2 5 £280 +2.75% 2
Merseyside -5 3 £146 -63.44%
SCOM
England

For the 6 months to 18 January 2019, IT contractor jobs citing SCOM also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the North West region with a requirement for SCOM.

1 15 (100.00%) Windows
2 12 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 12 (80.00%) Windows Server
3 11 (73.33%) Active Directory
4 10 (66.67%) MS Exchange
4 10 (66.67%) SCCM
5 8 (53.33%) Microsoft Azure
6 7 (46.67%) Office 365
6 7 (46.67%) SQL Server
6 7 (46.67%) Citrix
7 6 (40.00%) Microsoft Certification
7 6 (40.00%) Migration
7 6 (40.00%) Data Centre
7 6 (40.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 5 (33.33%) Hyper-V
8 5 (33.33%) XenApp
8 5 (33.33%) SQL
9 4 (26.67%) MCSE
9 4 (26.67%) SAN
9 4 (26.67%) SharePoint
9 4 (26.67%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (26.67%) Cisco
9 4 (26.67%) VMware
9 4 (26.67%) Local Government
9 4 (26.67%) PKI
9 4 (26.67%) VMware Infrastructure
9 4 (26.67%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 4 (26.67%) Skype for Business
10 3 (20.00%) Server Building
10 3 (20.00%) WSUS

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 10 (66.67%) MS Exchange
2 4 (26.67%) SharePoint
2 4 (26.67%) Skype for Business
3 3 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (6.67%) IIS
4 1 (6.67%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 8 (53.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (46.67%) Office 365
3 1 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (26.67%) SAN
2 3 (20.00%) DHCP
2 3 (20.00%) DNS
2 3 (20.00%) LAN
2 3 (20.00%) WAN
3 2 (13.33%) Fibre Channel
3 2 (13.33%) Firewall
3 2 (13.33%) iSCSI
3 2 (13.33%) NAS
3 2 (13.33%) Remote Desktop
3 2 (13.33%) TCP/IP
3 2 (13.33%) VPN
4 1 (6.67%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (46.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (13.33%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 4 (26.67%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 6 (40.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 5 (33.33%) Server Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) 2nd Line Support
3 2 (13.33%) Architect
3 2 (13.33%) Azure Architect
3 2 (13.33%) SCCM Specialist
4 1 (6.67%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Active Directory Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Azure Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Network Infrastructure Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Senior Active Directory Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Senior Exchange Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (13.33%) JSON
2 1 (6.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (40.00%) Data Centre
2 4 (26.67%) PKI
3 2 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (13.33%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (6.67%) Clustering
4 1 (6.67%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (6.67%) Public Cloud
4 1 (6.67%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 15 (100.00%) Windows
2 12 (80.00%) Windows Server
3 4 (26.67%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (20.00%) Linux
5 2 (13.33%) Windows 10
6 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (40.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
1 6 (40.00%) Migration
2 3 (20.00%) ITIL
2 3 (20.00%) Server Building
3 2 (13.33%) DevOps
3 2 (13.33%) Incident Management
3 2 (13.33%) ITSM
3 2 (13.33%) Patch Management
3 2 (13.33%) Software Distribution
3 2 (13.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (13.33%) Virtual Environments
4 1 (6.67%) Break/Fix
4 1 (6.67%) Capacity Management
4 1 (6.67%) HOOD
4 1 (6.67%) Mobile Device Management
4 1 (6.67%) PRINCE2
4 1 (6.67%) Security Patching
4 1 (6.67%) Server Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (6.67%) PowerShell
2 1 (6.67%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 6 (40.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (26.67%) MCSE
3 2 (13.33%) MCDST
3 2 (13.33%) MCITP
3 2 (13.33%) MCSA
4 1 (6.67%) SC Cleared
4 1 (6.67%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 11 (73.33%) Active Directory
2 5 (33.33%) Hyper-V
2 5 (33.33%) XenApp
3 4 (26.67%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 4 (26.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (13.33%) Xen
5 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (6.67%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (6.67%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (6.67%) vSphere
5 1 (6.67%) XenDesktop
5 1 (6.67%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 10 (66.67%) SCCM
2 3 (20.00%) SCVMM
2 3 (20.00%) WSUS
3 2 (13.33%) SCOrch
4 1 (6.67%) HP SIM
4 1 (6.67%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (6.67%) SmoothWall
Vendors
1 12 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (46.67%) Citrix
3 4 (26.67%) Cisco
3 4 (26.67%) VMware
4 3 (20.00%) HP
5 2 (13.33%) BMC
5 2 (13.33%) IronPort
5 2 (13.33%) Micro Focus
5 2 (13.33%) Nimble Storage
5 2 (13.33%) Polycom
5 2 (13.33%) ServiceNow
6 1 (6.67%) Altiris
6 1 (6.67%) Avaya
6 1 (6.67%) Brocade
6 1 (6.67%) McAfee
6 1 (6.67%) NetApp