Period
to 20 November 2017

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 20 November 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.

Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 170 174 149
Rank change year-on-year +4 -25 -17
Contract jobs citing SCOM 17 37 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.35% 0.60% 0.54%
As % of the Systems Management category 3.53% 7.37% 9.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 21 14
West Midlands median daily rate £372 £375 £343
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.93% +9.49% +29.25%
10th Percentile £161 £313 £257
90th Percentile £475 £490 £446
England median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
West Midlands median hourly rate - - £26.00
England median hourly rate £12.00 £39.25 £37.09
% change year-on-year -69.43% +5.82% +34.87%

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 482 502 285
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 10.04% 8.20% 5.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 302 280 153
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £410 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +32.47% -3.28%
10th Percentile £232 £300 £236
90th Percentile £588 £538 £482
England median daily rate £475 £450 £413
% change year-on-year +5.56% +9.09% +3.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 10 18
West Midlands median hourly rate £14.53 £14.50 £14.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.17% -1.69% -26.25%
10th Percentile £12.93 £12.38 £11.35
90th Percentile £51.88 £21.15 £28.27
England median hourly rate £17.07 £20.73 £20.00
% change year-on-year -17.67% +3.65% +2.56%

SCOM
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for SCOM in the West Midlands

SCOM
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SCOM in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for SCOM in the West Midlands

SCOM
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SCOM in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SCOM in the West Midlands

SCOM
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SCOM in the West Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SCOM in the West Midlands

SCOM
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 20 November 2017. 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
Birmingham -6 6 £463 +15.63%
Coventry +14 5 £425 +21.43% 4
Staffordshire +12 3 £350 +7.69%
Herefordshire +2 1 £323 -28.33%
Shropshire - 1 - - 1
SCOM
England

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for SCOM.

1 9 (52.94%) Microsoft
2 8 (47.06%) Windows
3 7 (41.18%) SQL
3 7 (41.18%) SQL Server
3 7 (41.18%) Cisco
4 6 (35.29%) Active Directory
4 6 (35.29%) Linux
4 6 (35.29%) VMware
4 6 (35.29%) PowerShell
4 6 (35.29%) Microsoft Azure
5 5 (29.41%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (29.41%) HP
5 5 (29.41%) SSL
5 5 (29.41%) SharePoint
5 5 (29.41%) VPN
5 5 (29.41%) Windows Server
6 4 (23.53%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (23.53%) TCP/IP
6 4 (23.53%) WAN
6 4 (23.53%) Microsoft Office
6 4 (23.53%) Firewall
6 4 (23.53%) Security Cleared
7 3 (17.65%) SC Cleared
7 3 (17.65%) Network Security
7 3 (17.65%) Cisco ASA
7 3 (17.65%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (17.65%) Hyper-V
7 3 (17.65%) SolarWinds
7 3 (17.65%) Infoblox
7 3 (17.65%) Windows 7

SCOM
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 5 (29.41%) SharePoint
2 2 (11.76%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (11.76%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (23.53%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (35.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (17.65%) Akamai
2 3 (17.65%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (17.65%) Amazon ELB
2 3 (17.65%) IaaS
2 3 (17.65%) PaaS
3 2 (11.76%) Office 365
3 2 (11.76%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (29.41%) SSL
1 5 (29.41%) VPN
2 4 (23.53%) Firewall
2 4 (23.53%) TCP/IP
2 4 (23.53%) WAN
3 3 (17.65%) BGP
3 3 (17.65%) BIG-IP
3 3 (17.65%) Cisco ASA
3 3 (17.65%) Cisco Nexus
3 3 (17.65%) DNS
3 3 (17.65%) EIGRP
3 3 (17.65%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 3 (17.65%) Intrusion Detection
3 3 (17.65%) IPsec
3 3 (17.65%) Junos
3 3 (17.65%) MPLS
3 3 (17.65%) Network Security
3 3 (17.65%) OSPF
3 3 (17.65%) VLAN
3 3 (17.65%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (41.18%) SQL Server
2 5 (29.41%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (11.76%) SQL Server 2000
3 2 (11.76%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (11.76%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (11.76%) SQL Server 2016
3 2 (11.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 2 (11.76%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 2 (11.76%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (11.76%) Local Government
2 1 (5.88%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (17.65%) Analyst
1 3 (17.65%) Consultant
1 3 (17.65%) DBA
1 3 (17.65%) Network Engineer
1 3 (17.65%) SQL DBA
2 2 (11.76%) Administrator
2 2 (11.76%) Azure Consultant
2 2 (11.76%) Wintel Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
3 1 (5.88%) 3rd Line Technical Support
3 1 (5.88%) Active Directory Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Applications Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Azure Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Support
3 1 (5.88%) Office 365 Manager
3 1 (5.88%) Project Office Manager
3 1 (5.88%) Senior Capacity Analyst
3 1 (5.88%) Technical Analyst
3 1 (5.88%) Technical Manager
3 1 (5.88%) Wintel Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.76%) JSON
2 1 (5.88%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) Clustering
1 2 (11.76%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 8 (47.06%) Windows
2 6 (35.29%) Linux
3 5 (29.41%) Windows Server
4 4 (23.53%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (17.65%) Windows 7
5 3 (17.65%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (11.76%) Unix
7 1 (5.88%) AIX
7 1 (5.88%) HPUX
7 1 (5.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (5.88%) Solaris
7 1 (5.88%) Windows 10
7 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (17.65%) Incident Management
1 3 (17.65%) ITIL
1 3 (17.65%) Load Balancing
1 3 (17.65%) SIEM
1 3 (17.65%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 2 (11.76%) Database Tuning
2 2 (11.76%) Demand Management
2 2 (11.76%) Mentoring
2 2 (11.76%) Performance Tuning
2 2 (11.76%) Problem Management
2 2 (11.76%) Server Monitoring
2 2 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (5.88%) Capacity Management
3 1 (5.88%) Coaching
3 1 (5.88%) Continuous Delivery
3 1 (5.88%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (5.88%) DevOps
3 1 (5.88%) Performance Analysis
3 1 (5.88%) Performance Measurement
3 1 (5.88%) SFIA
Programming Languages
1 7 (41.18%) SQL
2 6 (35.29%) PowerShell
3 2 (11.76%) T-SQL
4 1 (5.88%) C#
Qualifications
1 4 (23.53%) Security Cleared
2 3 (17.65%) CCIE
2 3 (17.65%) CCNP
2 3 (17.65%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (17.65%) SC Cleared
3 2 (11.76%) MCSE
3 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (5.88%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (5.88%) DV Cleared
4 1 (5.88%) MCSA
4 1 (5.88%) VCP5
4 1 (5.88%) VCP6
4 1 (5.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) COBIT
1 1 (5.88%) ISO 9001
1 1 (5.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (5.88%) PCI DSS
1 1 (5.88%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (35.29%) Active Directory
2 3 (17.65%) Hyper-V
3 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 2 (11.76%) Virtual Servers
3 2 (11.76%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (5.88%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (17.65%) Nagios
1 3 (17.65%) SCCM
1 3 (17.65%) WSUS
2 2 (11.76%) Backup Exec
2 2 (11.76%) Cisco LMS
2 2 (11.76%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 9 (52.94%) Microsoft
2 7 (41.18%) Cisco
3 6 (35.29%) VMware
4 5 (29.41%) HP
5 3 (17.65%) AppDynamics
5 3 (17.65%) CheckPoint
5 3 (17.65%) F5
5 3 (17.65%) Fortinet
5 3 (17.65%) Infoblox
5 3 (17.65%) Juniper
5 3 (17.65%) NetApp
5 3 (17.65%) Palo Alto
5 3 (17.65%) SolarWinds
6 2 (11.76%) ArcSight
6 2 (11.76%) McAfee
6 2 (11.76%) RedGate
6 2 (11.76%) Veeam
7 1 (5.88%) Dell
7 1 (5.88%) Hitachi
7 1 (5.88%) Red Hat