Period
to 20 July 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 20 July 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
20 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 188 179 172
Rank change year-on-year -9 -7 -23
Contract jobs citing SCOM 18 37 34
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.34% 0.60% 0.60%
As % of the Systems Management category 2.39% 4.55% 5.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 27 27
North West median daily rate £350 £280 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -9.68% -22.50%
10th Percentile £298 £235 £213
90th Percentile £460 £540 £393
England median daily rate £418 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +4.38% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
North West median hourly rate £23.75 £26.22 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.40% - -
England median hourly rate £23.75 £26.22 £28.63
% change year-on-year -9.40% -8.42% +18.04%

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 753 813 598
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 14.10% 13.13% 10.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 516 502 382
North West median daily rate £450 £450 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.14% +5.00%
10th Percentile £219 £275 £221
90th Percentile £609 £597 £575
England median daily rate £500 £488 £470
% change year-on-year +2.56% +3.72% +10.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 40 21
North West median hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.86% -56.25% +92.96%
10th Percentile £13.50 £12.21 £10.00
90th Percentile £53.00 £50.88 £44.00
England median hourly rate £20.00 £19.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year +3.90% +10.00% -20.45%

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 July 2019.

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 July 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
Merseyside -8 8 £440 +29.41% 3
Cheshire +5 7 £340 +21.43%
Manchester -1 1 - - 4
Cumbria - 1 £410 -
SCOM
England

For the 6 months to 20 July 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 18 (100.00%) SCCM
2 16 (88.89%) Active Directory
3 11 (61.11%) Windows
3 11 (61.11%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 10 (55.56%) Citrix
4 10 (55.56%) VMware
5 9 (50.00%) Migration
5 9 (50.00%) PowerShell
6 8 (44.44%) XenApp
6 8 (44.44%) PKI
6 8 (44.44%) Office 365
6 8 (44.44%) Microsoft
6 8 (44.44%) MS Exchange
7 7 (38.89%) Cisco
7 7 (38.89%) SQL Server
7 7 (38.89%) Data Centre
7 7 (38.89%) Windows Server
8 6 (33.33%) Skype for Business
8 6 (33.33%) Server Building
8 6 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2003
8 6 (33.33%) Local Government
8 6 (33.33%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 6 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
8 6 (33.33%) SharePoint
8 6 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (27.78%) DNS
10 4 (22.22%) Microsoft Certification
10 4 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
10 4 (22.22%) Hyper-V
11 3 (16.67%) Ivanti

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 8 (44.44%) MS Exchange
2 6 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2003
2 6 (33.33%) SharePoint
2 6 (33.33%) Skype for Business
3 1 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (5.56%) SharePoint Server
Cloud Services
1 8 (44.44%) Office 365
2 6 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (5.56%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 1 (5.56%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (5.56%) Amazon ECS
4 1 (5.56%) Amazon EKS
4 1 (5.56%) Amazon ELB
4 1 (5.56%) Amazon S3
4 1 (5.56%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (5.56%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
4 1 (5.56%) AWS Lambda
4 1 (5.56%) AWS OpsWorks
4 1 (5.56%) Route 53
4 1 (5.56%) Serverless
4 1 (5.56%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 5 (27.78%) DNS
2 3 (16.67%) Internet
2 3 (16.67%) LAN
2 3 (16.67%) WAN
3 2 (11.11%) Intranet
3 2 (11.11%) MPLS
3 2 (11.11%) WebEx
4 1 (5.56%) DHCP
4 1 (5.56%) Firewall
4 1 (5.56%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (38.89%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.56%) Amazon RDS
General
1 6 (33.33%) Local Government
2 3 (16.67%) Telecoms
3 1 (5.56%) Electronics
3 1 (5.56%) Finance
3 1 (5.56%) Manufacturing
3 1 (5.56%) Marketing
3 1 (5.56%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 6 (33.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (16.67%) Analyst
3 2 (11.11%) Architect
3 2 (11.11%) Server Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Storage Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Technical Architect
4 1 (5.56%) AWS Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Azure Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Cloud Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Network Infrastructure Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Project Manager
4 1 (5.56%) Storage Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Storage Support Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Storage Support Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Windows Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Windows Server Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Wintel Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.11%) Middleware
2 1 (5.56%) JSON
2 1 (5.56%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (44.44%) PKI
2 7 (38.89%) Data Centre
3 2 (11.11%) Management Information System
4 1 (5.56%) Enterprise Cloud
4 1 (5.56%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (5.56%) Private Cloud
4 1 (5.56%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 11 (61.11%) Windows
2 7 (38.89%) Windows Server
3 6 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (11.11%) Android
4 2 (11.11%) Windows 10
5 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (61.11%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 9 (50.00%) Migration
3 6 (33.33%) Server Building
4 3 (16.67%) Antivirus Management
4 3 (16.67%) Identity Access Management
5 2 (11.11%) Availability Management
5 2 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (11.11%) Performance Management
6 1 (5.56%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (5.56%) Converged Infrastructure
6 1 (5.56%) DevOps
6 1 (5.56%) Digital Marketing
6 1 (5.56%) ITIL
6 1 (5.56%) Mobile Device Management
6 1 (5.56%) PRINCE2
6 1 (5.56%) Programme Management
6 1 (5.56%) Security Hardening
6 1 (5.56%) SIEM
6 1 (5.56%) System Testing
6 1 (5.56%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 9 (50.00%) PowerShell
2 3 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (22.22%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (16.67%) MCSE
2 3 (16.67%) VCP5
2 3 (16.67%) VCP6
2 3 (16.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 2 (11.11%) CCNA
3 2 (11.11%) CCNP
3 2 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (11.11%) SC Cleared
3 2 (11.11%) Security Cleared
4 1 (5.56%) CCDA
4 1 (5.56%) CISSP
4 1 (5.56%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (5.56%) MCSA
4 1 (5.56%) PMI Certification
4 1 (5.56%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) GxP
1 1 (5.56%) ISO/IEC 20000
1 1 (5.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (5.56%) PMO
1 1 (5.56%) QA
1 1 (5.56%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (88.89%) Active Directory
2 8 (44.44%) XenApp
3 6 (33.33%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 4 (22.22%) Hyper-V
4 4 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (11.11%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (5.56%) Citrix Hypervisor
6 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (5.56%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (5.56%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (5.56%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 18 (100.00%) SCCM
2 2 (11.11%) NetBackup
2 2 (11.11%) Single Sign-On
3 1 (5.56%) CASB
3 1 (5.56%) Nagios
3 1 (5.56%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (5.56%) SCOrch
3 1 (5.56%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 10 (55.56%) Citrix
1 10 (55.56%) VMware
2 8 (44.44%) Microsoft
3 7 (38.89%) Cisco
4 3 (16.67%) Ivanti
4 3 (16.67%) McAfee
5 2 (11.11%) Dell
5 2 (11.11%) EMC
5 2 (11.11%) Oracle
5 2 (11.11%) Remedy
5 2 (11.11%) Samsung
5 2 (11.11%) SolarWinds
6 1 (5.56%) Brocade
6 1 (5.56%) HP
6 1 (5.56%) SAP
6 1 (5.56%) Symantec