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 18 September 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Systems Management Server (SMS)
Rank 121 123 131
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +8
Contract jobs citing Systems Management Server (SMS) 15 7 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.47% 0.24% 0.33%
As % of the Systems Management category 7.54% 3.17% 5.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 4
Average daily rate
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£110 £325 £145
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-66.15% +123.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £103 £325 £116
10% offered a daily rate of more than £191 £325 £150
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £320 £150
% change year-on-year
-2.10% +113.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 0
Average hourly rate £15.49 £27.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-43.68% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.78 £22.50 £12.00
% change year-on-year
-16.53% +87.50%
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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
199 221 211
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 6.30% 7.59% 6.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 99 91 84
Average daily rate £306 £310 £343
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.20% -9.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £164 £202 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £313
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +8.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 32 16
Average hourly rate £20.28 £31.56 £20.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.73% +55.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.48 £19.50 £12.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £38.55
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.50 £18.25
% change year-on-year
-4.25% +28.76%

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 18 September 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
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Last Year
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Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
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Manchester -10 2 - -
Cumbria - - - -
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Systems Management Server (SMS)
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 24 (92.31%) Microsoft
2 23 (88.46%) MS Office
3 14 (53.85%) SC Cleared
3 14 (53.85%) Security Cleared
4 13 (50.00%) ITIL
4 13 (50.00%) MCP
4 13 (50.00%) Windows
4 13 (50.00%) OpenView
4 13 (50.00%) HP
4 13 (50.00%) IBM Notes
4 13 (50.00%) MS Excel
4 13 (50.00%) SLA
4 13 (50.00%) Lotus
4 13 (50.00%) Service Management
5 9 (34.62%) Windows Vista
5 9 (34.62%) MS Project
5 9 (34.62%) Windows XP
6 8 (30.77%) Software Deployment
6 8 (30.77%) Analytical Skills
7 7 (26.92%) MS Visio
7 7 (26.92%) TCP/IP
7 7 (26.92%) Windows 2000
8 6 (23.08%) Telecoms
9 5 (19.23%) Active Directory
9 5 (19.23%) SCCM
10 4 (15.38%) Problem Management
10 4 (15.38%) Mentoring
10 4 (15.38%) Coaching
11 3 (11.54%) Disaster Recovery
12 2 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003

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

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 13 (50.00%) IBM Notes
2 1 (3.85%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 23 (88.46%) MS Office
2 13 (50.00%) MS Excel
3 9 (34.62%) MS Project
4 7 (26.92%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 7 (26.92%) TCP/IP
2 1 (3.85%) VPN
2 1 (3.85%) DNS
2 1 (3.85%) 3G
2 1 (3.85%) Firewall
2 1 (3.85%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (3.85%) DHCP
2 1 (3.85%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.85%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (3.85%) MSI
1 1 (3.85%) AdminStudio
1 1 (3.85%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 6 (23.08%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (42.31%) Analyst
2 9 (34.62%) Service Analyst
2 9 (34.62%) Service Desk Analyst
3 3 (11.54%) 1st Line Support
3 3 (11.54%) Support Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support
4 2 (7.69%) Desktop Support
4 2 (7.69%) Help Desk Analyst
4 2 (7.69%) Desktop Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Help Desk Support
5 1 (3.85%) Project Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) Technical Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) Server Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) Security Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) Senior Security Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) IT Security Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) Senior Technical Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) Applications Packager
5 1 (3.85%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.85%) Application Packaging
1 1 (3.85%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 8 (30.77%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.85%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 13 (50.00%) Windows
2 9 (34.62%) Windows Vista
2 9 (34.62%) Windows XP
3 7 (26.92%) Windows 2000
4 2 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (3.85%) UNIX
5 1 (3.85%) Linux
5 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (3.85%) Windows 7
5 1 (3.85%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (50.00%) ITIL
1 13 (50.00%) Service Management
2 8 (30.77%) Software Deployment
3 4 (15.38%) Mentoring
3 4 (15.38%) Coaching
3 4 (15.38%) Problem Management
4 3 (11.54%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (3.85%) Workflow
5 1 (3.85%) Business Continuity
5 1 (3.85%) Information Security
5 1 (3.85%) Requirements Analysis
5 1 (3.85%) Operations Management
5 1 (3.85%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (3.85%) BCP
5 1 (3.85%) Project Management
5 1 (3.85%) Software Distribution
5 1 (3.85%) Business Continuity Planning
5 1 (3.85%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.85%) VB
Qualifications
1 14 (53.85%) SC Cleared
1 14 (53.85%) Security Cleared
2 13 (50.00%) MCP
3 1 (3.85%) CISSP
3 1 (3.85%) CISA
3 1 (3.85%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (50.00%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (19.23%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 13 (50.00%) OpenView
2 5 (19.23%) SCCM
Vendors
1 24 (92.31%) Microsoft
2 13 (50.00%) HP
2 13 (50.00%) Lotus