Period
to 23 September 2018

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 23 September 2018 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
23 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 180 174 195
Rank change year-on-year -6 +21 +17
Contract jobs citing SCOM 33 33 45
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.57% 0.57% 0.61%
As % of the Systems Management category 4.37% 5.23% 6.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 27 28
North West median daily rate £320 £325 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.54% -13.33% +15.38%
10th Percentile £235 £222 £243
90th Percentile £563 £585 £459
England median daily rate £400 £400 £386
% change year-on-year - +3.56% +3.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
North West median hourly rate £26.22 - -
England median hourly rate £31.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year +12.73% - -8.33%

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 755 631 710
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 12.96% 10.90% 9.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 492 393 395
North West median daily rate £450 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.09% +3.13% +14.29%
10th Percentile £251 £228 £239
90th Percentile £600 £575 £550
England median daily rate £500 £475 £438
% change year-on-year +5.26% +8.57% +9.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 24 17
North West median hourly rate £17.50 £18.25 £20.73
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.11% -11.96% +56.45%
10th Percentile £11.66 £10.04 £13.50
90th Percentile £42.50 £44.00 £43.00
England median hourly rate £18.70 £17.50 £22.38
% change year-on-year +6.86% -21.79% +10.85%

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 23 September 2018.

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 23 September 2018. 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
Cheshire -5 12 £280 - 3
Merseyside +29 11 £328 +9.17% 4
Manchester -23 10 £375 -16.67% 6
SCOM
England

For the 6 months to 23 September 2018, 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 29 (87.88%) Windows
2 23 (69.70%) Active Directory
3 22 (66.67%) Windows Server
4 20 (60.61%) SCCM
5 17 (51.52%) Microsoft
6 15 (45.45%) Citrix
7 13 (39.39%) SQL Server
7 13 (39.39%) XenApp
8 12 (36.36%) Hyper-V
8 12 (36.36%) MS Exchange
8 12 (36.36%) Migration
8 12 (36.36%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 11 (33.33%) Data Centre
9 11 (33.33%) SQL
9 11 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
10 10 (30.30%) Office 365
10 10 (30.30%) Microsoft Certification
11 9 (27.27%) PKI
12 8 (24.24%) Local Government
12 8 (24.24%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 8 (24.24%) Skype for Business
12 8 (24.24%) NetBackup
12 8 (24.24%) Windows Server 2003
12 8 (24.24%) MCSE
13 7 (21.21%) SharePoint
13 7 (21.21%) ITIL
13 7 (21.21%) SCVMM
13 7 (21.21%) Exchange Server 2003
13 7 (21.21%) Server Building
14 6 (18.18%) SAN

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 12 (36.36%) MS Exchange
2 8 (24.24%) Skype for Business
3 7 (21.21%) Exchange Server 2003
3 7 (21.21%) SharePoint
4 4 (12.12%) Confluence
5 1 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (3.03%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (6.06%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (9.09%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 11 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (30.30%) Office 365
3 3 (9.09%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 6 (18.18%) SAN
2 5 (15.15%) NetScaler
3 4 (12.12%) LAN
3 4 (12.12%) VPN
3 4 (12.12%) WAN
4 3 (9.09%) DHCP
4 3 (9.09%) DNS
4 3 (9.09%) TCP/IP
5 2 (6.06%) Fibre Channel
5 2 (6.06%) iSCSI
5 2 (6.06%) NAS
5 2 (6.06%) Remote Desktop
6 1 (3.03%) Firewall
6 1 (3.03%) Network Security
6 1 (3.03%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (39.39%) SQL Server
2 3 (9.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 3 (9.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (9.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (6.06%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 2 (6.06%) Power BI
3 2 (6.06%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 4 (12.12%) JIRA
1 4 (12.12%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 8 (24.24%) Local Government
2 3 (9.09%) Back Office
3 2 (6.06%) Finance
4 1 (3.03%) Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (30.30%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 8 (24.24%) Server Engineer
3 5 (15.15%) Citrix Engineer
4 4 (12.12%) Architect
4 4 (12.12%) Azure Architect
4 4 (12.12%) Support Engineer
5 3 (9.09%) DBA
5 3 (9.09%) SQL DBA
6 2 (6.06%) 2nd Line Support
6 2 (6.06%) Network Engineer
6 2 (6.06%) SCCM Specialist
7 1 (3.03%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 1 (3.03%) Active Directory Analyst
7 1 (3.03%) Active Directory Engineer
7 1 (3.03%) Active Directory Support
7 1 (3.03%) Azure Consultant
7 1 (3.03%) Senior Active Directory Engineer
7 1 (3.03%) Senior Exchange Engineer
7 1 (3.03%) Server Support Analyst
7 1 (3.03%) Windows Rollout Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (12.12%) JSON
2 1 (3.03%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (33.33%) Data Centre
2 9 (27.27%) PKI
3 3 (9.09%) Clustering
3 3 (9.09%) Hybrid Cloud
4 2 (6.06%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (6.06%) Replication
4 2 (6.06%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (3.03%) Mobile App
5 1 (3.03%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 29 (87.88%) Windows
2 22 (66.67%) Windows Server
3 8 (24.24%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (12.12%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (9.09%) Windows 10
6 2 (6.06%) Linux
6 2 (6.06%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (36.36%) Infrastructure Engineering
1 12 (36.36%) Migration
2 7 (21.21%) ITIL
2 7 (21.21%) Server Building
3 4 (12.12%) DevOps
3 4 (12.12%) Patch Management
3 4 (12.12%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (9.09%) Incident Management
4 3 (9.09%) Infrastructure Management
5 2 (6.06%) Database Mirroring
5 2 (6.06%) ITSM
5 2 (6.06%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (6.06%) PRINCE2
5 2 (6.06%) Programme Delivery
5 2 (6.06%) Security Hardening
5 2 (6.06%) Software Distribution
5 2 (6.06%) Task Automation
5 2 (6.06%) Virtual Environments
6 1 (3.03%) Decision-Making
Programming Languages
1 11 (33.33%) SQL
2 3 (9.09%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 10 (30.30%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (24.24%) MCSE
3 3 (9.09%) MCSA
4 2 (6.06%) CCNA
4 2 (6.06%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (6.06%) Citrix Certification
4 2 (6.06%) MCDST
4 2 (6.06%) MCITP
5 1 (3.03%) CEH
5 1 (3.03%) MCP
5 1 (3.03%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (3.03%) SC Cleared
5 1 (3.03%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.03%) SLA
System Software
1 23 (69.70%) Active Directory
2 13 (39.39%) XenApp
3 12 (36.36%) Hyper-V
4 8 (24.24%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 5 (15.15%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (9.09%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
7 2 (6.06%) Xen
8 1 (3.03%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 20 (60.61%) SCCM
2 8 (24.24%) NetBackup
3 7 (21.21%) SCVMM
4 5 (15.15%) SCOrch
5 4 (12.12%) McAfee ePO
5 4 (12.12%) WSUS
6 3 (9.09%) Nagios
7 2 (6.06%) Microsoft Clustering
8 1 (3.03%) Failover Clustering
8 1 (3.03%) Single Sign-On
8 1 (3.03%) SmoothWall
8 1 (3.03%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 17 (51.52%) Microsoft
2 15 (45.45%) Citrix
3 5 (15.15%) McAfee
3 5 (15.15%) VMware
4 4 (12.12%) 3PAR
4 4 (12.12%) Cisco
5 3 (9.09%) HP
5 3 (9.09%) Veritas
6 2 (6.06%) BMC
6 2 (6.06%) IronPort
6 2 (6.06%) Micro Focus
6 2 (6.06%) Nimble Storage
6 2 (6.06%) Polycom
6 2 (6.06%) ServiceNow
7 1 (3.03%) Avaya
7 1 (3.03%) Ivanti
7 1 (3.03%) Snow
7 1 (3.03%) SolarWinds