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 28 June 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
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 117 122 106
Rank change year-on-year +5 -16  
Contract jobs citing SCOM 4 24 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.19% 0.80% 0.47%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.96% 8.45% 8.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 19 4
Median daily rate £450 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -6.25%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £371 £375 £350
% change year-on-year -1.20% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.75 £36.00 £25.09
% change year-on-year -17.36% +43.46%  

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 204 284 133
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 9.82% 9.45% 5.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 133 151 80
Median daily rate £475 £395 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.25% -1.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £316 £300 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £557 £525 £553
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £378
% change year-on-year +12.50% +5.76%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 5 9
Median hourly rate £14.22 £13.00 £21.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.34% -38.82%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £34.10 £20.50
% change year-on-year -48.68% +66.34%  

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 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 3 months to 28 June 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
Coventry +6 1 £450 +20.00% 1
Shropshire - 1 - -
SCOM
England

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 7 (58.33%) Windows
2 6 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 5 (41.67%) SQL
3 5 (41.67%) SQL Server
3 5 (41.67%) VMware
3 5 (41.67%) Mentoring
4 4 (33.33%) PowerShell
4 4 (33.33%) Hyper-V
4 4 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (33.33%) T-SQL
4 4 (33.33%) Active Directory
4 4 (33.33%) DNS
5 3 (25.00%) Change Management
5 3 (25.00%) LAN
5 3 (25.00%) WAN
5 3 (25.00%) IIS
5 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (25.00%) SQL Server 2014
5 3 (25.00%) Windows Server
5 3 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
5 3 (25.00%) SCCM
5 3 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Clustering
6 2 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (16.67%) Clustering
6 2 (16.67%) MCSE
6 2 (16.67%) MCSA
6 2 (16.67%) DHCP

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 3 (25.00%) IIS
2 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (8.33%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 4 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (8.33%) IaaS
2 1 (8.33%) Office 365
2 1 (8.33%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (33.33%) DNS
2 3 (25.00%) LAN
2 3 (25.00%) WAN
3 2 (16.67%) DHCP
3 2 (16.67%) Firewall
3 2 (16.67%) SAN
4 1 (8.33%) DMZ
4 1 (8.33%) NAS
4 1 (8.33%) Reverse Proxy
4 1 (8.33%) TCP/IP
4 1 (8.33%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (41.67%) SQL Server
2 3 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (25.00%) SQL Server 2014
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) Active Directory Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) DBA
2 3 (25.00%) Senior DBA
2 3 (25.00%) Senior SQL DBA
2 3 (25.00%) Senior SQL Server DBA
2 3 (25.00%) Server Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) SQL DBA
2 3 (25.00%) SQL Server DBA
3 1 (8.33%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Applications Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Architect
3 1 (8.33%) Azure Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) Storage Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Support Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Systems Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) .NET
1 1 (8.33%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Clustering
2 1 (8.33%) Data Centre
2 1 (8.33%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 7 (58.33%) Windows
2 3 (25.00%) Windows Server
2 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (8.33%) Linux
4 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) Mentoring
2 3 (25.00%) Change Management
2 3 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 3 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (8.33%) Coaching
3 1 (8.33%) Continuous Delivery
3 1 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (8.33%) Customer Requirements
3 1 (8.33%) DevOps
3 1 (8.33%) High Availability
3 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Management
3 1 (8.33%) Kanban
3 1 (8.33%) Release Management
3 1 (8.33%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (8.33%) Scrum
3 1 (8.33%) SFIA
3 1 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (41.67%) SQL
2 4 (33.33%) PowerShell
2 4 (33.33%) T-SQL
3 1 (8.33%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) MCSA
1 2 (16.67%) MCSE
1 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (8.33%) MCITP
System Software
1 4 (33.33%) Active Directory
1 4 (33.33%) Hyper-V
2 2 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (8.33%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 1 (8.33%) Docker
3 1 (8.33%) UAG
3 1 (8.33%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (25.00%) SCCM
2 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (8.33%) Failover Clustering
3 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Nagios
3 1 (8.33%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (8.33%) Puppet
3 1 (8.33%) SCOrch
3 1 (8.33%) WSUS
3 1 (8.33%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 6 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (41.67%) VMware
3 1 (8.33%) Citrix
3 1 (8.33%) Dell
3 1 (8.33%) EMC
3 1 (8.33%) NetApp
3 1 (8.33%) SolarWinds