The first table below looks at the demand for Systems Management Server (SMS) skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Systems Management Server (SMS) over the 3 months to 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Systems Management category for the Cheshire region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Systems Management Server (SMS)
Rank 54 68 68
Rank change year-on-year
+14 0
Contract jobs citing Systems Management Server (SMS) 11 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.39% 0.13% 0.12%
As % of the Systems Management category 17.19% 1.33% 1.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 1
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £320 £225
% change year-on-year
+0.78% +42.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £17.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £25.00 £14.48
% change year-on-year
-30.00% +72.71%
Systems Management Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
64 75 91
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 8.09% 9.96% 10.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 25 45
Average daily rate £245 £420 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-41.59% +19.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £100 £262 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £443 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
-0.73% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 7 1
Average hourly rate £24.75 £42.50 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.76% +226.92%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £22.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-10.11% +27.14%
Systems Management Server (SMS)
North West

Systems Management Server (SMS)
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Systems Management Server (SMS) across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Systems Management category.

Systems Management Server (SMS) Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Systems Management Server (SMS)
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Systems Management Server (SMS) across the Cheshire region.

Systems Management Server (SMS) Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

Systems Management Server (SMS)
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Systems Management Server (SMS) across the Cheshire region.

Systems Management Server (SMS) Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

Systems Management Server (SMS)
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Systems Management Server (SMS) within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 25 July 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

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Last Year
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Systems Management Server (SMS)
North West

Systems Management Server (SMS)
Top 24 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing Systems Management Server (SMS) also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Systems Management Server (SMS).

1 12 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 11 (91.67%) IBM Notes
2 11 (91.67%) MS Excel
2 11 (91.67%) MS Office
2 11 (91.67%) ITIL
2 11 (91.67%) MCP
2 11 (91.67%) OpenView
2 11 (91.67%) HP
2 11 (91.67%) Lotus
2 11 (91.67%) SLA
2 11 (91.67%) Service Management
2 11 (91.67%) SC Cleared
2 11 (91.67%) Security Cleared
3 4 (33.33%) Telecoms
3 4 (33.33%) Problem Management
4 1 (8.33%) ServiceCenter
4 1 (8.33%) SCCM
4 1 (8.33%) Windows Vista
4 1 (8.33%) Windows 7
4 1 (8.33%) Software Deployment
4 1 (8.33%) Windows 8
4 1 (8.33%) Windows
4 1 (8.33%) HTTP
4 1 (8.33%) Active Directory

Systems Management Server (SMS)
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing Systems Management Server (SMS) also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Systems Management Server (SMS). Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 11 (91.67%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 11 (91.67%) MS Office
1 11 (91.67%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) HTTP
General
1 4 (33.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (75.00%) Analyst
2 7 (58.33%) Service Analyst
2 7 (58.33%) Service Desk Analyst
3 3 (25.00%) 1st Line Support
4 2 (16.67%) Help Desk Analyst
4 2 (16.67%) Help Desk Support
5 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Support Engineer
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) Windows
1 1 (8.33%) Windows Vista
1 1 (8.33%) Windows 7
1 1 (8.33%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (91.67%) ITIL
1 11 (91.67%) Service Management
2 4 (33.33%) Problem Management
3 1 (8.33%) Software Deployment
Qualifications
1 11 (91.67%) MCP
1 11 (91.67%) SC Cleared
1 11 (91.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (91.67%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (8.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 11 (91.67%) OpenView
2 1 (8.33%) ServiceCenter
2 1 (8.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 12 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 11 (91.67%) HP
2 11 (91.67%) Lotus