The table below looks at the statistics for Systems Management Server (SMS) skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Systems Management Server (SMS) over the 3 months to 22 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Systems Management Server (SMS)
England / North West
Rank 129 152 131
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -21
Contract jobs citing Systems Management Server (SMS) 7 2 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.27% 0.053% 0.33%
As % of the Systems Management category 2.73% 0.86% 4.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 0 5
Median daily rate £140 - £110
UK excluding London median daily rate £200 £313 £270
% change year-on-year
-36.00% +15.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £13.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £16.10 £55.65
% change year-on-year
- -71.06%

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

Systems Management Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
256 233 238
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 9.73% 6.16% 7.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 159 121 115
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £196
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £370
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +8.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 15 6
Median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £32.54
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -38.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £13.00 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.70 £42.70 £38.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 £35.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-41.42% +55.55%

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

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing Systems Management Server (SMS) as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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)
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Systems Management Server (SMS) across the North West region over the 3 months to 22 February 2017.

Systems Management Server (SMS) Daily Rate Histogram 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Systems Management Server (SMS) within the North West region over the 3 months to 22 February 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
Cheshire +32 6 £135 -
Manchester - 1 £150 -
Systems Management Server (SMS)
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Systems Management Server (SMS) 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 North West region with a requirement for Systems Management Server (SMS).

1 13 (81.25%) MS Office
2 12 (75.00%) Microsoft
3 11 (68.75%) ITIL
3 11 (68.75%) IBM Notes
3 11 (68.75%) Lotus
3 11 (68.75%) Service Management
3 11 (68.75%) Change Management
3 11 (68.75%) Incident Management
3 11 (68.75%) Problem Management
3 11 (68.75%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (43.75%) MCP
4 7 (43.75%) Computer Science
4 7 (43.75%) Trend Analysis
5 5 (31.25%) Windows
5 5 (31.25%) MS Excel
6 4 (25.00%) Active Directory
6 4 (25.00%) SCCM
6 4 (25.00%) Infrastructure Management
7 3 (18.75%) VMware Infrastructure
7 3 (18.75%) Citrix
7 3 (18.75%) Cisco
7 3 (18.75%) VMware
8 2 (12.50%) VMware GSX
8 2 (12.50%) VMware ESX
8 2 (12.50%) MOM
8 2 (12.50%) NetApp
8 2 (12.50%) SAN
8 2 (12.50%) HP
8 2 (12.50%) MS Exchange
8 2 (12.50%) Visual Studio

Systems Management Server (SMS)
Top Related IT Skills in the North West 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 11 (68.75%) IBM Notes
2 2 (12.50%) Exchange Server 5.5
2 2 (12.50%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 13 (81.25%) MS Office
2 5 (31.25%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (12.50%) NAS
1 2 (12.50%) SAN
2 1 (6.25%) 3G
2 1 (6.25%) DHCP
2 1 (6.25%) DNS
2 1 (6.25%) Remote Desktop
2 1 (6.25%) WebEx
2 1 (6.25%) Wi-Fi
Development Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 11 (68.75%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
1 11 (68.75%) Analyst
1 11 (68.75%) Service Desk Analyst
2 9 (56.25%) Service Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Desktop Support
4 1 (6.25%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (6.25%) Active Directory Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) Customer Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Mac Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) SCCM Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Windows Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Wintel Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 11 (68.75%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (43.75%) Computer Science
3 1 (6.25%) Fat Client
3 1 (6.25%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 5 (31.25%) Windows
2 2 (12.50%) Windows 7
2 2 (12.50%) Windows 8
3 1 (6.25%) Apple iOS
3 1 (6.25%) Mac OS
3 1 (6.25%) Windows 10
3 1 (6.25%) Windows Server
3 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (6.25%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (68.75%) Change Management
1 11 (68.75%) Incident Management
1 11 (68.75%) ITIL
1 11 (68.75%) Problem Management
1 11 (68.75%) Service Management
2 7 (43.75%) Trend Analysis
3 4 (25.00%) Infrastructure Management
4 1 (6.25%) Software Delivery
4 1 (6.25%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 2 (12.50%) PowerShell
1 2 (12.50%) VB
1 2 (12.50%) VB6
1 2 (12.50%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 7 (43.75%) MCP
2 2 (12.50%) Security Cleared
3 1 (6.25%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 4 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (18.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (12.50%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 2 (12.50%) Hyper-V
3 2 (12.50%) VMware ESX
3 2 (12.50%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (12.50%) VMware GSX
4 1 (6.25%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (6.25%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (25.00%) SCCM
2 2 (12.50%) MOM
2 2 (12.50%) SCOM
2 2 (12.50%) WSUS
Vendors
1 12 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 11 (68.75%) Lotus
3 3 (18.75%) Cisco
3 3 (18.75%) Citrix
3 3 (18.75%) VMware
4 2 (12.50%) HP
4 2 (12.50%) NetApp
4 2 (12.50%) SolarWinds
5 1 (6.25%) Apple
5 1 (6.25%) AppSense
5 1 (6.25%) BMC
5 1 (6.25%) Remedy
5 1 (6.25%) ThinPrint