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 20 October 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Systems Management Server (SMS)
Rank 124 129 124
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -5
Contract jobs citing Systems Management Server (SMS) 16 1 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.50% 0.035% 0.38%
As % of the Systems Management category 7.84% 0.53% 6.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 1 2
Average daily rate
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£110 £325 £150
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-66.15% +116.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £275 £100
% change year-on-year
+16.36% +175.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £17.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £12.00 £12.00
% change year-on-year
+45.83% -
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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
204 188 200
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 6.32% 6.58% 6.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 63 83
Average daily rate £320 £288 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.30% -15.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £199 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £320
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 30 15
Average hourly rate £20.28 £31.56 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.73% +40.24%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.48 £18.40 £15.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £41.44 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £21.75 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+1.14% +14.47%

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)
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 20 October 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Systems Management Server (SMS) within the North West region over the 3 months to 20 October 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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Last Year
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Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
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Cheshire - 12 £110 -
Cumbria - - - -
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Systems Management Server (SMS)
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 31 (93.94%) Microsoft
2 30 (90.91%) MS Office
3 21 (63.64%) MCP
4 20 (60.61%) ITIL
4 20 (60.61%) MS Excel
4 20 (60.61%) SLA
4 20 (60.61%) IBM Notes
4 20 (60.61%) OpenView
4 20 (60.61%) HP
4 20 (60.61%) Lotus
4 20 (60.61%) Service Management
5 19 (57.58%) Security Cleared
6 17 (51.52%) SC Cleared
7 13 (39.39%) Windows
8 11 (33.33%) Telecoms
9 10 (30.30%) Windows XP
10 9 (27.27%) MS Project
10 9 (27.27%) Windows Vista
10 9 (27.27%) Software Deployment
10 9 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
11 8 (24.24%) TCP/IP
11 8 (24.24%) MS Visio
11 8 (24.24%) Windows 2000
12 6 (18.18%) Mentoring
12 6 (18.18%) Coaching
12 6 (18.18%) Problem Management
13 5 (15.15%) Active Directory
14 4 (12.12%) SCCM
15 2 (6.06%) Disaster Recovery
15 2 (6.06%) Windows Server 2003

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

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 20 (60.61%) IBM Notes
2 1 (3.03%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 30 (90.91%) MS Office
2 20 (60.61%) MS Excel
3 9 (27.27%) MS Project
4 8 (24.24%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 8 (24.24%) TCP/IP
2 1 (3.03%) DNS
2 1 (3.03%) 3G
2 1 (3.03%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (3.03%) DHCP
2 1 (3.03%) HTTP
General
1 11 (33.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 18 (54.55%) Analyst
2 16 (48.48%) Service Analyst
2 16 (48.48%) Service Desk Analyst
3 3 (9.09%) 1st Line Support
3 3 (9.09%) Support Engineer
4 2 (6.06%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 2 (6.06%) Help Desk Support
4 2 (6.06%) Desktop Engineer
4 2 (6.06%) 2nd Line Support
4 2 (6.06%) Help Desk Analyst
4 2 (6.06%) Desktop Support
5 1 (3.03%) Tester
5 1 (3.03%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (3.03%) Infrastructure Tester
5 1 (3.03%) Project Engineer
5 1 (3.03%) Server Engineer
5 1 (3.03%) Senior Technician
Miscellaneous
1 9 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.03%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 13 (39.39%) Windows
2 10 (30.30%) Windows XP
3 9 (27.27%) Windows Vista
4 8 (24.24%) Windows 2000
5 2 (6.06%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (6.06%) Windows 7
6 1 (3.03%) Windows 8
6 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (60.61%) ITIL
1 20 (60.61%) Service Management
2 9 (27.27%) Software Deployment
3 6 (18.18%) Mentoring
3 6 (18.18%) Coaching
3 6 (18.18%) Problem Management
4 2 (6.06%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (3.03%) Validation
5 1 (3.03%) Software Testing
5 1 (3.03%) Test Scripting
Qualifications
1 21 (63.64%) MCP
2 19 (57.58%) Security Cleared
3 17 (51.52%) SC Cleared
4 1 (3.03%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (3.03%) MCSE
4 1 (3.03%) ISEB
4 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (3.03%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (60.61%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (15.15%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.03%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 20 (60.61%) OpenView
2 4 (12.12%) SCCM
Vendors
1 31 (93.94%) Microsoft
2 20 (60.61%) HP
2 20 (60.61%) Lotus
3 1 (3.03%) AppSense
3 1 (3.03%) Citrix