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 3 months to 27 March 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM)
England / West Midlands
Rank 109 103 112
Rank change year-on-year -6 +9  
Contract jobs citing SCOM 7 29 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.31% 1.08% 0.54%
As % of the Systems Management category 4.55% 12.39% 7.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 11 5
Median daily rate £350 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £300 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £500 £470
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £400 £375
% change year-on-year -12.50% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 5
Median hourly rate - £24.25 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -6.73%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £54.08 £40.83 £26.50
% change year-on-year +32.45% +54.05%  

SCOM is in the systems management skills category. The next 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.

Systems Management Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 154 234 199
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 6.85% 8.69% 7.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 105 111 101
Median daily rate £475 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.75% +10.34%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £312 £310 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 9 32
Median hourly rate £21.00 £17.25 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.73% -23.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.40 £11.15 £13.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.20 £25.65 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year -15.55% +9.75%  

SCOM
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands citing SCOM as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Systems Management category.

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 3 months to 27 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 27 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham 0 3 £375 -31.19%
Shropshire +25 2 - -
Herefordshire - 2 £288 - 1
SCOM
England

SCOM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 13 (68.42%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (63.16%) Windows
3 11 (57.89%) Active Directory
4 9 (47.37%) Microsoft
5 8 (42.11%) DNS
6 7 (36.84%) Office 365
7 6 (31.58%) Microsoft Intune
7 6 (31.58%) Skype for Business
7 6 (31.58%) Unified Communications
7 6 (31.58%) SolarWinds
7 6 (31.58%) Cloud Computing
7 6 (31.58%) Kalman Filter
7 6 (31.58%) Yammer
7 6 (31.58%) Skype
7 6 (31.58%) OneDrive
7 6 (31.58%) Patch Management
7 6 (31.58%) Email Filtering
7 6 (31.58%) DHCP
7 6 (31.58%) Kerberos
7 6 (31.58%) PBX
7 6 (31.58%) VoIP
7 6 (31.58%) Nagios
7 6 (31.58%) LDAP
7 6 (31.58%) SharePoint
7 6 (31.58%) SQL
7 6 (31.58%) MS Office
7 6 (31.58%) Identity Management
7 6 (31.58%) PKI
7 6 (31.58%) PowerShell
8 5 (26.32%) SC Cleared

SCOM
Top Related 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 6 (31.58%) SharePoint
1 6 (31.58%) Skype for Business
2 2 (10.53%) IIS
3 1 (5.26%) CMS
3 1 (5.26%) IBM Domino
3 1 (5.26%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 6 (31.58%) MS Office
2 2 (10.53%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 13 (68.42%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (36.84%) Office 365
3 6 (31.58%) Cloud Computing
3 6 (31.58%) OneDrive
3 6 (31.58%) Yammer
4 1 (5.26%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (5.26%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (42.11%) DNS
2 6 (31.58%) DHCP
2 6 (31.58%) Kerberos
2 6 (31.58%) LDAP
2 6 (31.58%) PBX
2 6 (31.58%) Skype
2 6 (31.58%) Unified Communications
2 6 (31.58%) VoIP
3 3 (15.79%) LAN
3 3 (15.79%) WAN
4 2 (10.53%) Firewall
5 1 (5.26%) WAAS
5 1 (5.26%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (21.05%) SQL Server
1 4 (21.05%) SQL Server 2008
1 4 (21.05%) SQL Server 2014
General
1 1 (5.26%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (26.32%) DBA
1 5 (26.32%) SQL DBA
2 4 (21.05%) Senior DBA
2 4 (21.05%) Senior SQL DBA
2 4 (21.05%) Senior SQL Server DBA
2 4 (21.05%) SQL Server DBA
3 3 (15.79%) Office 365 Specialist
4 2 (10.53%) Active Directory Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Architect
4 2 (10.53%) Azure Architect
4 2 (10.53%) Cloud Architect
4 2 (10.53%) Consultant
4 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Specialist
4 2 (10.53%) Office 365 Architect
4 2 (10.53%) Server Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Technical Specialist
5 1 (5.26%) 3rd Line Support
5 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Consultant
5 1 (5.26%) Project Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.26%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (31.58%) PKI
2 1 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.26%) Clustering
2 1 (5.26%) Hybrid Cloud
2 1 (5.26%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 12 (63.16%) Windows
2 4 (21.05%) Windows Server
3 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (5.26%) Linux
4 1 (5.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (31.58%) Email Filtering
1 6 (31.58%) Identity Management
1 6 (31.58%) Kalman Filter
1 6 (31.58%) Patch Management
2 5 (26.32%) Mentoring
2 5 (26.32%) Migration
3 4 (21.05%) Continuous Improvement
3 4 (21.05%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (10.53%) Change Management
4 2 (10.53%) DevOps
4 2 (10.53%) Release Management
5 1 (5.26%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (5.26%) Continuous Deployment
5 1 (5.26%) Customer Requirements
5 1 (5.26%) ITIL
5 1 (5.26%) PRINCE2
5 1 (5.26%) Project Management
5 1 (5.26%) Remediation Plan
Programming Languages
1 6 (31.58%) PowerShell
1 6 (31.58%) SQL
2 5 (26.32%) T-SQL
3 2 (10.53%) C
Qualifications
1 5 (26.32%) MCITP
1 5 (26.32%) Microsoft Certification
1 5 (26.32%) SC Cleared
1 5 (26.32%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.26%) MCSA
2 1 (5.26%) MCSE
2 1 (5.26%) PMI Certification
System Software
1 11 (57.89%) Active Directory
2 3 (15.79%) Hyper-V
3 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 1 (5.26%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (31.58%) Microsoft Intune
1 6 (31.58%) Nagios
2 2 (10.53%) SCCM
2 2 (10.53%) WSUS
3 1 (5.26%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 9 (47.37%) Microsoft
2 6 (31.58%) SolarWinds
3 4 (21.05%) VMware
4 1 (5.26%) Cisco
4 1 (5.26%) EMC
4 1 (5.26%) Lotus
4 1 (5.26%) NetApp
4 1 (5.26%) Red Hat
4 1 (5.26%) SAP
West Midlands
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