Period
to 26 May 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 26 May 2020 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 > West Midlands
6 months to
26 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 119 163 172
Rank change year-on-year +44 +9 -15
Contract jobs citing SCOM 6 22 20
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.29% 0.48% 0.41%
As % of the Systems Management category 2.86% 3.88% 3.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 16 14
Median daily rate £413 £350 £323
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.86% +8.53% -11.03%
10th Percentile £325 £294 £300
90th Percentile £450 £438 £513
England median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £22.45 £31.00
% change year-on-year +55.90% -27.58% +4.20%

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 West Midlands with a requirement for systems management skills.

All Systems Management Skills
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 210 567 537
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 10.01% 12.32% 10.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 119 334 351
Median daily rate £450 £475 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +2.59% +2.89%
10th Percentile £225 £268 £289
90th Percentile £578 £602 £575
England median daily rate £500 £500 £498
% change year-on-year - +0.50% +8.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 16 24
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.28 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.17% +15.20% +4.60%
10th Percentile £14.40 £14.75 £12.55
90th Percentile £35.00 £35.75 £22.78
Median hourly rate £21.76 £20.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +8.81% +11.11% -16.28%

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Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing SCOM as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for SCOM in the West Midlands

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing SCOM in the West Midlands.

Daily rate trend for SCOM in the West Midlands

SCOM
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing SCOM in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 26 May 2020.

Daily rate histogram for SCOM in the West Midlands

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing SCOM in the West Midlands.

Hourly rate trend for SCOM in the West Midlands

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Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SCOM within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 26 May 2020. 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
Herefordshire -6 3 £450 +18.03%
Warwickshire +20 1 £300 -7.69% 2
Birmingham +16 1 £350 -17.65%
Staffordshire - 1 £375 -
SCOM
England

For the 6 months to 26 May 2020, 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for SCOM.

1 4 (66.67%) Windows
1 4 (66.67%) Microsoft
1 4 (66.67%) Active Directory
1 4 (66.67%) SCCM
1 4 (66.67%) Windows Server
2 3 (50.00%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 3 (50.00%) Application Virtualisation
2 3 (50.00%) Virtual Machines
2 3 (50.00%) Virtual Desktop
2 3 (50.00%) Failover Clustering
2 3 (50.00%) Microsoft Clustering
2 3 (50.00%) VMware ESXi
2 3 (50.00%) ArcSight
2 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 3 (50.00%) SCDPM
2 3 (50.00%) DFS Replication
2 3 (50.00%) SCSM
2 3 (50.00%) User Experience
2 3 (50.00%) Windows 10
2 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2016
2 3 (50.00%) SCVMM
2 3 (50.00%) Data Protection
2 3 (50.00%) DV Cleared
2 3 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 3 (50.00%) WSUS
2 3 (50.00%) Hyper-V
2 3 (50.00%) Dell
2 3 (50.00%) Clustering
2 3 (50.00%) Microsoft App-V

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Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 3 (50.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (16.67%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 3 (50.00%) DHCP
2 1 (16.67%) Internet
2 1 (16.67%) LAN
2 1 (16.67%) SNMP
2 1 (16.67%) TCP/IP
2 1 (16.67%) VPN
2 1 (16.67%) WAN
General
1 1 (16.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
1 3 (50.00%) DV Cleared Software Engineer
1 3 (50.00%) Software Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Active Directory Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) IT Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) VMware Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Clustering
1 3 (50.00%) User Experience
2 1 (16.67%) Data Centre
2 1 (16.67%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 4 (66.67%) Windows
1 4 (66.67%) Windows Server
2 3 (50.00%) Windows 10
2 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2016
3 1 (16.67%) AIX
3 1 (16.67%) Linux
3 1 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (16.67%) Solaris
3 1 (16.67%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Application Virtualisation
1 3 (50.00%) Data Protection
1 3 (50.00%) ITIL
1 3 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 2 (33.33%) Infrastructure Engineering
Qualifications
1 3 (50.00%) DV Cleared
1 3 (50.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 4 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 3 (50.00%) DFS Replication
2 3 (50.00%) Hyper-V
2 3 (50.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 3 (50.00%) Virtual Desktop
2 3 (50.00%) Virtual Machines
2 3 (50.00%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 4 (66.67%) SCCM
2 3 (50.00%) Failover Clustering
2 3 (50.00%) Microsoft Clustering
2 3 (50.00%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 3 (50.00%) SCDPM
2 3 (50.00%) SCSM
2 3 (50.00%) SCVMM
2 3 (50.00%) WSUS
3 1 (16.67%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 3 (50.00%) ArcSight
2 3 (50.00%) Dell
3 1 (16.67%) HP
3 1 (16.67%) Red Hat
3 1 (16.67%) SolarWinds
3 1 (16.67%) VMware