The first table below looks at the demand for Systems Management Server (SMS) skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West 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 29 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 North West 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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Systems Management Server (SMS)
Rank 112 119 130
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +11
Contract jobs citing Systems Management Server (SMS) 19 10 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.63% 0.37% 0.37%
As % of the Systems Management category 8.72% 4.29% 5.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 4
Average daily rate
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£100 £225 £140
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-55.55% +60.42%
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £320 £225
% change year-on-year
+0.78% +42.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 3
Average hourly rate £13.48 £27.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-51.00% +83.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £25.00 £13.98
% change year-on-year
-30.00% +78.89%
Systems Management Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
218 233 237
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 7.23% 8.60% 7.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 105 102 87
Average daily rate £300 £315 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £206 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
-0.73% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 23 17
Average hourly rate £22.00 £32.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.30% +116.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.61 £21.80 £14.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.78 £44.90 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.06 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-6.69% +22.85%
Systems Management Server (SMS)
England

Systems Management Server (SMS)
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Systems Management Server (SMS) Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Systems Management Server (SMS)
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Systems Management Server (SMS) Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Systems Management Server (SMS)
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Systems Management Server (SMS) Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Systems Management Server (SMS)
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 North West region over the 3 months to 29 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.

Location
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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
Cheshire +11 11 £100 -
Manchester - - - -
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England

Systems Management Server (SMS)
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 23 (92.00%) Microsoft
2 22 (88.00%) MS Office
3 15 (60.00%) Windows
4 13 (52.00%) ITIL
4 13 (52.00%) Windows XP
4 13 (52.00%) HP
4 13 (52.00%) SLA
4 13 (52.00%) Security Cleared
5 12 (48.00%) SC Cleared
6 10 (40.00%) IBM Notes
6 10 (40.00%) MS Excel
6 10 (40.00%) Lotus
6 10 (40.00%) MCP
6 10 (40.00%) MS Project
6 10 (40.00%) OpenView
6 10 (40.00%) Service Management
6 10 (40.00%) Windows Vista
7 8 (32.00%) Software Deployment
8 7 (28.00%) MS Visio
8 7 (28.00%) TCP/IP
8 7 (28.00%) Windows 2000
9 4 (16.00%) VPN
9 4 (16.00%) Windows 7
9 4 (16.00%) Problem Management
9 4 (16.00%) SCCM
10 3 (12.00%) Fat Client
10 3 (12.00%) XenApp
10 3 (12.00%) iPhone
10 3 (12.00%) iPad
10 3 (12.00%) MS Exchange

Systems Management Server (SMS)
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 10 (40.00%) IBM Notes
2 3 (12.00%) MS Exchange
2 3 (12.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (4.00%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 22 (88.00%) MS Office
2 10 (40.00%) MS Excel
2 10 (40.00%) MS Project
3 7 (28.00%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 7 (28.00%) TCP/IP
2 4 (16.00%) VPN
3 1 (4.00%) DNS
3 1 (4.00%) 3G
3 1 (4.00%) Firewall
3 1 (4.00%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (4.00%) DHCP
3 1 (4.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.00%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 2 (8.00%) MSI
1 2 (8.00%) AdminStudio
1 2 (8.00%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 3 (12.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (32.00%) Analyst
2 6 (24.00%) Support Engineer
2 6 (24.00%) Service Analyst
2 6 (24.00%) Service Desk Analyst
3 3 (12.00%) 1st Line Support
4 2 (8.00%) Desktop Support
4 2 (8.00%) Applications Packager
4 2 (8.00%) Help Desk Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Help Desk Support
4 2 (8.00%) Desktop Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Project Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Technical Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Server Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Security Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Senior Security Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) IT Security Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Windows Support Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Senior Technical Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.00%) Application Packaging
1 2 (8.00%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.00%) Blackberry
1 3 (12.00%) Fat Client
1 3 (12.00%) iPhone
1 3 (12.00%) iPad
1 3 (12.00%) Thin Client
2 1 (4.00%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 15 (60.00%) Windows
2 13 (52.00%) Windows XP
3 10 (40.00%) Windows Vista
4 7 (28.00%) Windows 2000
5 4 (16.00%) Windows 7
6 2 (8.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (4.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (4.00%) UNIX
7 1 (4.00%) Linux
7 1 (4.00%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (52.00%) ITIL
2 10 (40.00%) Service Management
3 8 (32.00%) Software Deployment
4 4 (16.00%) Problem Management
5 2 (8.00%) Project Management
5 2 (8.00%) Software Distribution
5 2 (8.00%) Service Delivery
6 1 (4.00%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (4.00%) Workflow
6 1 (4.00%) Business Continuity
6 1 (4.00%) Information Security
6 1 (4.00%) Requirements Analysis
6 1 (4.00%) Operations Management
6 1 (4.00%) Business Continuity Planning
6 1 (4.00%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (4.00%) BCP
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 13 (52.00%) Security Cleared
2 12 (48.00%) SC Cleared
3 10 (40.00%) MCP
4 1 (4.00%) CISSP
4 1 (4.00%) CISA
4 1 (4.00%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (52.00%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (12.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (12.00%) Microsoft App-V
1 3 (12.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 10 (40.00%) OpenView
2 4 (16.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 23 (92.00%) Microsoft
2 13 (52.00%) HP
3 10 (40.00%) Lotus
4 3 (12.00%) Apple
4 3 (12.00%) AppSense
4 3 (12.00%) Citrix