Period
to 21 November 2017

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 6 months to 21 November 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
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 92 89 113
Rank change year-on-year -3 +24 -36
Contract jobs citing Systems Management Server (SMS) 3 8 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.22% 0.55% 0.048%
As % of the Systems Management category 2.01% 8.42% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 7 0
Cheshire median daily rate £265 £120 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +120.83% - -
North West median daily rate £288 £120 £300
% change year-on-year +139.58% -60.00% +172.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Cheshire median hourly rate - £13.00 -
North West median hourly rate £13.50 £12.38 £13.00
% change year-on-year +9.09% -4.81% -25.71%

Systems Management Server (SMS) is in the Systems Management category. The following 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.

All Systems Management Skills
Cheshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 149 95 182
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 11.09% 6.50% 8.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 66 125
Cheshire median daily rate £380 £425 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.59% -2.86% +42.28%
10th Percentile £263 £149 £221
90th Percentile £575 £550 £561
North West median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +20.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 8
Cheshire median hourly rate £13.00 £13.00 £24.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -47.47% -21.43%
10th Percentile £11.90 £13.00 £11.78
90th Percentile £20.10 £13.00 £84.75
North West median hourly rate £18.25 £19.62 £12.00
% change year-on-year -6.96% +63.46% -37.76%

Systems Management Server (SMS)
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

Job postings citing Systems Management Server (SMS) as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cheshire.

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Systems Management Server (SMS) in Cheshire over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 6 months to 21 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington +11 2 £203 +68.75%
Crewe - 1 £265 -
Systems Management Server (SMS)
North West

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (33.33%) HP
2 1 (33.33%) Dell
2 1 (33.33%) EMC
2 1 (33.33%) SAN
2 1 (33.33%) NetApp
2 1 (33.33%) Veritas
2 1 (33.33%) Lotus
2 1 (33.33%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (33.33%) Service Management
2 1 (33.33%) Quality Management
2 1 (33.33%) Change Management
2 1 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (33.33%) VMware
2 1 (33.33%) e-Learning
2 1 (33.33%) NetBackup
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (33.33%) Incident Management
2 1 (33.33%) CIPD
2 1 (33.33%) Computer Science
2 1 (33.33%) Problem Management
2 1 (33.33%) SCOM
2 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (33.33%) Hyper-V
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (33.33%) Capacity Planning
2 1 (33.33%) EqualLogic
2 1 (33.33%) Skype for Business
2 1 (33.33%) Trend Analysis

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 1 (33.33%) IBM Notes
1 1 (33.33%) SharePoint
1 1 (33.33%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (33.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) SAN
1 1 (33.33%) Skype
General
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) IT Trainer
1 1 (33.33%) Service Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Storage Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Trainer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (33.33%) Computer Science
1 1 (33.33%) Data Centre
1 1 (33.33%) e-Learning
1 1 (33.33%) EMC VNX
1 1 (33.33%) EMC VNXe
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Linux
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
1 1 (33.33%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Capacity Management
1 1 (33.33%) Capacity Planning
1 1 (33.33%) Change Management
1 1 (33.33%) Incident Management
1 1 (33.33%) Infrastructure Management
1 1 (33.33%) ITIL
1 1 (33.33%) Problem Management
1 1 (33.33%) Quality Management
1 1 (33.33%) Service Management
1 1 (33.33%) Trend Analysis
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) CIPD
1 1 (33.33%) MCP
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
1 1 (33.33%) Hyper-V
1 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) NetBackup
1 1 (33.33%) SCOM
1 1 (33.33%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) Dell
2 1 (33.33%) EMC
2 1 (33.33%) EqualLogic
2 1 (33.33%) HP
2 1 (33.33%) IBM
2 1 (33.33%) Lotus
2 1 (33.33%) NetApp
2 1 (33.33%) Veritas
2 1 (33.33%) VMware