The table below looks at the statistics for Systems Management Server (SMS) skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands 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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Systems Management Server (SMS)
Rank 120 108 104
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -4
Contract jobs citing Systems Management Server (SMS) 2 2 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.078% 0.091% 0.23%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.28% 1.07% 3.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 2
Average daily rate £275 £210 £453
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.95% -53.59%
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £270 £375
% change year-on-year
+15.74% -28.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.10 £55.65 £12.50
% change year-on-year
-71.06% +345.20%
Systems Management Server (SMS)
England

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

Systems Management Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
156 187 136
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 6.11% 8.47% 6.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 93 74
Average daily rate £400 £338 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.51% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £210 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £473 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £365 £343
% change year-on-year
+7.53% +6.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 26 9
Average hourly rate £13.50 £22.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.00% -25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.06 £14.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.82 £26.00 £155.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £21.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+62.79% -

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 West Midlands region over the 3 months to 12 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Shropshire - 1 - -
Staffordshire - 1 £275 -
Systems Management Server (SMS)
England

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

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 6 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 3 (50.00%) Problem Management
2 3 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (50.00%) Incident Management
2 3 (50.00%) Windows 7
2 3 (50.00%) SQL
2 3 (50.00%) T-SQL
2 3 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (50.00%) MS Office
2 3 (50.00%) ITIL
2 3 (50.00%) Windows
2 3 (50.00%) Service Management
2 3 (50.00%) IVR
2 3 (50.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (33.33%) Trend Analysis
3 2 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (33.33%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2014
3 2 (33.33%) Advertising
3 2 (33.33%) Migration
3 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
3 2 (33.33%) ETL
3 2 (33.33%) Statistics
3 2 (33.33%) Dimensional Modelling
3 2 (33.33%) Data Migration
3 2 (33.33%) Database Tuning
4 1 (16.67%) NHS

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

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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.

Applications
1 3 (50.00%) MS Office
2 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 2 (33.33%) MS PowerPoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (50.00%) SQL Server 2012
1 3 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 3 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2014
General
1 2 (33.33%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Developer
1 3 (50.00%) Incident Manager
1 3 (50.00%) SQL Developer
1 3 (50.00%) T-SQL Developer
2 2 (33.33%) ETL Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Incident and Problem Manager
3 1 (16.67%) ITIL Incident Manager
3 1 (16.67%) ITIL Manager
3 1 (16.67%) ITIL Problem Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Problem Manager
3 1 (16.67%) SQL Server Developer
3 1 (16.67%) XML Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) IVR
2 2 (33.33%) Statistics
3 1 (16.67%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 3 (50.00%) Windows
1 3 (50.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
1 3 (50.00%) Incident Management
1 3 (50.00%) ITIL
1 3 (50.00%) Problem Management
1 3 (50.00%) Service Management
2 2 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (33.33%) Data Migration
2 2 (33.33%) Database Tuning
2 2 (33.33%) Dimensional Modelling
2 2 (33.33%) ETL
2 2 (33.33%) Migration
2 2 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
2 2 (33.33%) Trend Analysis
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) SQL
1 3 (50.00%) T-SQL
Vendors
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft