The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for Systems Management Server (SMS) skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Systems Management Server (SMS) over the 3 months to 28 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Systems Management Server (SMS)
North West / Cheshire
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 52 77 65
Rank change year-on-year +25 -12  
Contract jobs citing Systems Management Server (SMS) 3 3 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.56% 0.31% 0.94%
As % of the Systems Management category 6.98% 2.70% 9.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 3
Median daily rate £140 - £120
UK excluding London median daily rate £210 £350 £250
% change year-on-year -40.00% +40.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Median hourly rate - £13.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.10 £38.33
% change year-on-year +2.48% -57.99%  

Systems Management Server (SMS) is in the systems management skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for systems management skills.

Systems Management Skills
Cheshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 43 111 88
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 8.05% 11.31% 10.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 48 48
Median daily rate £371 £425 £538
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.64% -20.93%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £275 £219
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £550 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 3
Median hourly rate £14.00 £13.00 £20.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.69% -35.59%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year -15.55% +9.75%  

Systems Management Server (SMS)
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire citing Systems Management Server (SMS) as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Systems Management category.

Job vacancy trend for Systems Management Server (SMS) in Cheshire

Systems Management Server (SMS)
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Systems Management Server (SMS) in Cheshire

Systems Management Server (SMS)
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Systems Management Server (SMS) in Cheshire

Systems Management Server (SMS)
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Systems Management Server (SMS) within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 28 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington - 3 £140 -
Systems Management Server (SMS)
North West

Systems Management Server (SMS)
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Systems Management Server (SMS) also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for Systems Management Server (SMS).

1 9 (81.82%) MS Office
1 9 (81.82%) IBM Notes
1 9 (81.82%) ITIL
1 9 (81.82%) Lotus
1 9 (81.82%) Service Management
1 9 (81.82%) Change Management
1 9 (81.82%) Problem Management
1 9 (81.82%) Incident Management
1 9 (81.82%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (63.64%) Microsoft
3 5 (45.45%) MCP
3 5 (45.45%) Trend Analysis
3 5 (45.45%) Computer Science
4 4 (36.36%) Infrastructure Management
4 4 (36.36%) MS Excel
5 2 (18.18%) MS Exchange
5 2 (18.18%) Cisco
5 2 (18.18%) Visual Studio
5 2 (18.18%) VBScript
5 2 (18.18%) VB
5 2 (18.18%) Windows
5 2 (18.18%) MOM
5 2 (18.18%) Active Directory
5 2 (18.18%) HP
5 2 (18.18%) Citrix
5 2 (18.18%) SAN
5 2 (18.18%) NetApp
5 2 (18.18%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 2 (18.18%) SCCM
5 2 (18.18%) SCOM

Systems Management Server (SMS)
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 9 (81.82%) IBM Notes
2 2 (18.18%) Exchange Server 5.5
2 2 (18.18%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 9 (81.82%) MS Office
2 4 (36.36%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (18.18%) NAS
1 2 (18.18%) SAN
Development Applications
1 2 (18.18%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 9 (81.82%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
1 9 (81.82%) Analyst
1 9 (81.82%) Service Analyst
1 9 (81.82%) Service Desk Analyst
2 1 (9.09%) Consultant
2 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Consultant
2 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (9.09%) Wintel Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 9 (81.82%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (45.45%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (18.18%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (81.82%) Change Management
1 9 (81.82%) Incident Management
1 9 (81.82%) ITIL
1 9 (81.82%) Problem Management
1 9 (81.82%) Service Management
2 5 (45.45%) Trend Analysis
3 4 (36.36%) Infrastructure Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (18.18%) PowerShell
1 2 (18.18%) VB
1 2 (18.18%) VB6
1 2 (18.18%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 5 (45.45%) MCP
System Software
1 2 (18.18%) Active Directory
1 2 (18.18%) Citrix Presentation Server
1 2 (18.18%) Hyper-V
1 2 (18.18%) VMware ESX
1 2 (18.18%) VMware ESXi
1 2 (18.18%) VMware GSX
1 2 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (18.18%) MOM
1 2 (18.18%) SCCM
1 2 (18.18%) SCOM
1 2 (18.18%) WSUS
Vendors
1 9 (81.82%) Lotus
2 7 (63.64%) Microsoft
3 2 (18.18%) Cisco
3 2 (18.18%) Citrix
3 2 (18.18%) HP
3 2 (18.18%) NetApp
3 2 (18.18%) SolarWinds
3 2 (18.18%) VMware