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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Systems Management Server (SMS) over the 3 months to 17 April 2015 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Systems Management Server (SMS)
Rank 151 132 108
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -24
Contract jobs citing Systems Management Server (SMS) 5 8 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.13% 0.25% 0.49%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.75% 2.76% 6.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 2
Average daily rate
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£120 £220 £235
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-45.45% -6.38%
UK excluding London average daily rate £250 £343 £230
% change year-on-year
-27.00% +48.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.19 £14.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+39.20% -51.66%
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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 North West region.

Systems Management Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
285 290 185
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 7.38% 9.16% 7.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 144 128 66
Average daily rate £425 £350 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% +32.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £223 £172
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 31 17
Average hourly rate £14.00 £25.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.00% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £18.00 £16.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.19 £45.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.19 £25.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
-19.26% +16.27%

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 17 April 2015. 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 -3 5 £120 -
Merseyside - - - - 2
Manchester - - - - 3
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Systems Management Server (SMS)
Top 14 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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 18 (100.00%) MS Office
1 18 (100.00%) ITIL
1 18 (100.00%) MCP
1 18 (100.00%) IBM Notes
1 18 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 18 (100.00%) SLA
1 18 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 18 (100.00%) OpenView
1 18 (100.00%) HP
1 18 (100.00%) Lotus
1 18 (100.00%) Service Management
2 6 (33.33%) SC Cleared
2 6 (33.33%) Security Cleared
3 1 (5.56%) Finance

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

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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 18 (100.00%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 18 (100.00%) MS Office
1 18 (100.00%) MS Excel
General
1 1 (5.56%) Finance
Job Titles
1 16 (88.89%) Analyst
2 15 (83.33%) Service Analyst
2 15 (83.33%) Service Desk Analyst
3 2 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) 1st Line Support
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (100.00%) ITIL
1 18 (100.00%) Service Management
Qualifications
1 18 (100.00%) MCP
2 6 (33.33%) SC Cleared
2 6 (33.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (100.00%) SLA
Systems Management
1 18 (100.00%) OpenView
Vendors
1 18 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 18 (100.00%) HP
1 18 (100.00%) Lotus
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Rate: £350 - £400 per annum
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