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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Systems Management Server (SMS)
Rank 105 102 104
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +2
Contract jobs citing Systems Management Server (SMS) 5 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.22% 0.14% 0.10%
As % of the Systems Management category 2.59% 2.36% 2.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 1
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£206 £453 £160
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-54.41% +182.81%
UK excluding London average daily rate £176 £375 £160
% change year-on-year
-53.00% +134.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £42.50 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +203.57%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £26.50 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-47.16% +96.29%
Systems Management Server (SMS)
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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 West Midlands region.

Systems Management Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
193 127 94
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 8.46% 5.88% 4.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 77 36
Average daily rate £325 £325 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -8.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £195 £174
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £330 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.84% -5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 10 10
Average hourly rate £20.00 £18.25 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.58% -37.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.06 £10.15 £21.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £30.00 £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £21.33 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-6.23% -14.68%

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 24 December 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
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
Birmingham -7 1 - -
Wolverhampton - 1 £203 -
Walsall - - - -
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Systems Management Server (SMS)
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 5 (100.00%) Windows
2 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (80.00%) SCCM
3 3 (60.00%) SCOM
3 3 (60.00%) SC Cleared
3 3 (60.00%) Security Cleared
3 3 (60.00%) Active Directory
3 3 (60.00%) Windows 2000
4 2 (40.00%) ITIL
4 2 (40.00%) Citrix
4 2 (40.00%) Windows XP
4 2 (40.00%) DHCP
4 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (40.00%) XenApp
4 2 (40.00%) VMware
4 2 (40.00%) DNS
4 2 (40.00%) Problem Management
4 2 (40.00%) Software Deployment
4 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (40.00%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (40.00%) Performance Monitoring
4 2 (40.00%) SCSM
5 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (20.00%) Windows 8
5 1 (20.00%) TOGAF
5 1 (20.00%) Supplier Management
5 1 (20.00%) Enterprise Architecture
5 1 (20.00%) Windows Vista

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

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 1 (20.00%) MS Project
1 1 (20.00%) MS Office
1 1 (20.00%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) DHCP
1 2 (40.00%) DNS
2 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
General
1 1 (20.00%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Administrator
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Administrator
3 1 (20.00%) SCCM Administrator
3 1 (20.00%) Senior Technician
3 1 (20.00%) Enterprise Architect
3 1 (20.00%) Architect
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) Windows
2 3 (60.00%) Windows 2000
3 2 (40.00%) Windows XP
3 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (20.00%) Windows 8
4 1 (20.00%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) ITIL
1 2 (40.00%) Problem Management
1 2 (40.00%) Software Deployment
1 2 (40.00%) Performance Tuning
1 2 (40.00%) Performance Monitoring
2 1 (20.00%) ERP
2 1 (20.00%) Change Management
2 1 (20.00%) TOGAF
2 1 (20.00%) Supplier Management
2 1 (20.00%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (60.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (60.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (20.00%) MCP
2 1 (20.00%) MCSE
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 3 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (40.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (80.00%) SCCM
2 3 (60.00%) SCOM
3 2 (40.00%) SCSM
4 1 (20.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (40.00%) Citrix
2 2 (40.00%) VMware