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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Systems Management Server (SMS)
Rank 40 38 -
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -
Contract jobs citing Systems Management Server (SMS) 8 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 1.95% 0.34% -
As % of the Systems Management category 13.79% 3.57% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£225 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £273 £150
% change year-on-year
+19.26% +81.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £13.48 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £25.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-30.00% +85.18%
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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
58 28 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 14.11% 9.46% 5.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 5 9
Average daily rate £294 £310 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.24% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £207 £150 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £345 £305
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £315
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +6.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 2 4
Average hourly rate £21.87 £20.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.65% -45.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.48 £20.50 £29.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.90 £20.50 £38.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £20.75 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-6.02% +6.41%

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)
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 11 (100.00%) Windows
1 11 (100.00%) Windows XP
2 10 (90.91%) MS Project
2 10 (90.91%) MS Office
2 10 (90.91%) Microsoft
3 9 (81.82%) Windows Vista
4 7 (63.64%) Software Deployment
4 7 (63.64%) Windows 2000
4 7 (63.64%) MS Visio
4 7 (63.64%) TCP/IP
5 3 (27.27%) SCCM
6 2 (18.18%) SC Cleared
6 2 (18.18%) Security Cleared
6 2 (18.18%) Software Distribution
6 2 (18.18%) VB
6 2 (18.18%) Wise Package Studio
6 2 (18.18%) Application Packaging
6 2 (18.18%) Software Packaging
6 2 (18.18%) Service Delivery
6 2 (18.18%) MSI
6 2 (18.18%) AdminStudio
6 2 (18.18%) Project Management
7 1 (9.09%) VPN
7 1 (9.09%) DNS
7 1 (9.09%) SLA
7 1 (9.09%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (9.09%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (9.09%) AppSense
7 1 (9.09%) MS Exchange
7 1 (9.09%) DHCP

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

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 (9.09%) MS Exchange
1 1 (9.09%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 1 (9.09%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 10 (90.91%) MS Project
1 10 (90.91%) MS Office
2 7 (63.64%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 7 (63.64%) TCP/IP
2 1 (9.09%) VPN
2 1 (9.09%) DNS
2 1 (9.09%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (9.09%) DHCP
2 1 (9.09%) 3G
Development Applications
1 2 (18.18%) Wise Package Studio
1 2 (18.18%) MSI
1 2 (18.18%) AdminStudio
Job Titles
1 3 (27.27%) Support Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Desktop Support Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Desktop Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Desktop Support
2 2 (18.18%) Applications Packager
3 1 (9.09%) Project Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Server Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Windows Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (18.18%) Application Packaging
1 2 (18.18%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Thin Client
1 1 (9.09%) Smartcard
1 1 (9.09%) Blackberry
1 1 (9.09%) Fat Client
1 1 (9.09%) iPhone
1 1 (9.09%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 11 (100.00%) Windows
1 11 (100.00%) Windows XP
2 9 (81.82%) Windows Vista
3 7 (63.64%) Windows 2000
4 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (9.09%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (63.64%) Software Deployment
2 2 (18.18%) Software Distribution
2 2 (18.18%) Service Delivery
2 2 (18.18%) Project Management
3 1 (9.09%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 2 (18.18%) VB
Qualifications
1 2 (18.18%) SC Cleared
1 2 (18.18%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft App-V
1 1 (9.09%) Active Directory
1 1 (9.09%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (27.27%) SCCM
Vendors
1 10 (90.91%) Microsoft
2 1 (9.09%) AppSense
2 1 (9.09%) HP
2 1 (9.09%) Citrix
2 1 (9.09%) Apple