The table below looks at the statistics for Systems Management Server (SMS) skills in IT contracts advertised for the Lancashire 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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Systems Management Server (SMS)
Rank 45 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Systems Management Server (SMS) 1 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 0.22% - -
As % of the Systems Management category 3.33% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£275 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £150 £388 £115
% change year-on-year
-61.29% +236.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £18.50 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-24.32% +37.03%
Systems Management Server (SMS)
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Systems Management category in contract jobs advertised in the Lancashire region.

Systems Management Category
Lancashire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
30 21 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 6.67% 12.65% 10.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 12 12
Average daily rate £350 £223 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+56.95% -31.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £213 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £285 £494
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £335 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.20% -4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Average hourly rate - - £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.28 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-3.42% -6.66%

Systems Management Server (SMS)
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

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

Systems Management Server (SMS) Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

Systems Management Server (SMS)
Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Systems Management Server (SMS) Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

Systems Management Server (SMS)
Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Systems Management Server (SMS) Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

Systems Management Server (SMS)
Contract Job Locations in Lancashire

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 Lancashire region over the 3 months to 19 December 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.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Preston - - - -
Systems Management Server (SMS)
North West

Systems Management Server (SMS)
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire 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 8 (100.00%) Windows
1 8 (100.00%) Windows XP
2 7 (87.50%) MS Project
2 7 (87.50%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (75.00%) Software Deployment
3 6 (75.00%) MS Office
3 6 (75.00%) Windows 2000
3 6 (75.00%) MS Visio
3 6 (75.00%) TCP/IP
3 6 (75.00%) Microsoft
3 6 (75.00%) Windows Vista
4 2 (25.00%) Active Directory
4 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (12.50%) 3G
5 1 (12.50%) Smartcard
5 1 (12.50%) ISEB
5 1 (12.50%) Citrix
5 1 (12.50%) DNS
5 1 (12.50%) DHCP
5 1 (12.50%) Software Testing
5 1 (12.50%) ISTQB
5 1 (12.50%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (12.50%) Validation
5 1 (12.50%) AppSense
5 1 (12.50%) MS Project Server
5 1 (12.50%) Test Scripting
5 1 (12.50%) SCCM
5 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
5 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
5 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008

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

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire 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 1 (12.50%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 7 (87.50%) MS Project
2 6 (75.00%) MS Office
2 6 (75.00%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 6 (75.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (12.50%) 3G
2 1 (12.50%) DNS
2 1 (12.50%) DHCP
2 1 (12.50%) Wi-Fi
Job Titles
1 2 (25.00%) Desktop Support
1 2 (25.00%) Support Engineer
1 2 (25.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
1 2 (25.00%) Desktop Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Tester
2 1 (12.50%) Project Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Server Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Tester
Miscellaneous
1 7 (87.50%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (12.50%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 8 (100.00%) Windows
1 8 (100.00%) Windows XP
2 6 (75.00%) Windows 2000
2 6 (75.00%) Windows Vista
3 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (12.50%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (75.00%) Software Deployment
2 1 (12.50%) Software Testing
2 1 (12.50%) Validation
2 1 (12.50%) Test Scripting
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) ISEB
1 1 (12.50%) ISTQB
1 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
1 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
1 1 (12.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
System Software
1 2 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (12.50%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (12.50%) Citrix
2 1 (12.50%) AppSense