Period
to 19 October 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North East 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 19 October 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)
England > North East
6 months to
19 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 82 116 119
Rank change year-on-year +34 +3 -27
Contract jobs citing Systems Management Server (SMS) 17 55 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 1.39% 1.89% 0.20%
As % of the Systems Management category 8.13% 9.60% 1.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 37 1
North East median daily rate £290 £235 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.40% +17.50% -42.49%
England median daily rate £333 £245 £350
% change year-on-year +35.71% -30.00% +13.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 0
North East median hourly rate £9.45 £29.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -67.41% - -
England median hourly rate £17.50 £25.25 £19.03
% change year-on-year -30.69% +32.69% -5.13%

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 the North East with a requirement for systems management skills.

All Systems Management Skills
North East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 209 573 201
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 17.09% 19.71% 10.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 158 394 113
North East median daily rate £350 £306 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% -5.77% -6.47%
10th Percentile £262 £224 £218
90th Percentile £513 £445 £498
England median daily rate £475 £440 £400
% change year-on-year +7.95% +10.00% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 42 25
North East median hourly rate £32.00 £28.00 £25.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.29% +9.80% -15.00%
10th Percentile £9.01 £23.05 £12.49
90th Percentile £49.00 £36.50 £38.75
England median hourly rate £17.50 £21.33 £20.50
% change year-on-year -17.96% +4.05% +5.13%

Systems Management Server (SMS)
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

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

Job vacancy trend for Systems Management Server (SMS) in the North East

Systems Management Server (SMS)
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Systems Management Server (SMS) in the North East

Systems Management Server (SMS)
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Systems Management Server (SMS) in the North East over the 6 months to 19 October 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Systems Management Server (SMS) in the North East

Systems Management Server (SMS)
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Systems Management Server (SMS) in the North East

Systems Management Server (SMS)
Contract Job Locations in the North East

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 North East region over the 6 months to 19 October 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
Tyne and Wear +33 11 £300 +27.66% 3
Teesside - 3 £288 -
Durham - 1 £300 -
Systems Management Server (SMS)
England

For the 6 months to 19 October 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 North East region with a requirement for Systems Management Server (SMS).

1 14 (82.35%) Microsoft
2 12 (70.59%) Active Directory
2 12 (70.59%) Windows
3 11 (64.71%) Citrix
3 11 (64.71%) VMware
4 8 (47.06%) Microsoft App-V
4 8 (47.06%) AppSense
4 8 (47.06%) ITIL
4 8 (47.06%) DHCP
4 8 (47.06%) DNS
4 8 (47.06%) SCCM
4 8 (47.06%) XenApp
4 8 (47.06%) Software Delivery
5 7 (41.18%) Hyper-V
5 7 (41.18%) Security Cleared
6 6 (35.29%) VMware Infrastructure
7 5 (29.41%) MS Exchange
7 5 (29.41%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (29.41%) XenServer
7 5 (29.41%) XenDesktop
7 5 (29.41%) Windows 7
7 5 (29.41%) Skype for Business
7 5 (29.41%) Exchange Server 2010
7 5 (29.41%) Operational Acceptance Testing
7 5 (29.41%) BPSS Clearance
7 5 (29.41%) Disclosure Scotland
8 4 (23.53%) Data Centre
8 4 (23.53%) Degree
8 4 (23.53%) Computer Science
8 4 (23.53%) Computer Science Degree

Systems Management Server (SMS)
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North East 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 5 (29.41%) Exchange Server 2010
1 5 (29.41%) MS Exchange
1 5 (29.41%) Skype for Business
2 2 (11.76%) SharePoint
2 2 (11.76%) SharePoint 2010
Business Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (5.88%) Dynamics NAV
Communications & Networking
1 8 (47.06%) DHCP
1 8 (47.06%) DNS
2 3 (17.65%) 3G
2 3 (17.65%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (5.88%) VoIP
3 1 (5.88%) WAN
Job Titles
1 6 (35.29%) Desktop Support
2 5 (29.41%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 3 (17.65%) 3rd Line Support
3 3 (17.65%) Analyst
3 3 (17.65%) Data Centre Engineer
3 3 (17.65%) Data Centre Specialist
3 3 (17.65%) Service Analyst
3 3 (17.65%) Service Desk Analyst
3 3 (17.65%) Virtualisation Engineer
3 3 (17.65%) Virtualisation Specialist
4 2 (11.76%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
4 2 (11.76%) 2nd Line Support
4 2 (11.76%) Desktop Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) IT Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
5 1 (5.88%) Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) IT Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Operations Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Service Desk Officer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (23.53%) Computer Science
1 4 (23.53%) Data Centre
2 3 (17.65%) Fat Client
2 3 (17.65%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 12 (70.59%) Windows
2 5 (29.41%) Windows 7
2 5 (29.41%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (17.65%) Windows 10
3 3 (17.65%) Windows 8
3 3 (17.65%) Windows Server
3 3 (17.65%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (17.65%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (47.06%) ITIL
1 8 (47.06%) Software Delivery
2 5 (29.41%) Operational Acceptance Testing
3 1 (5.88%) CRM
3 1 (5.88%) Dashboard Development
3 1 (5.88%) Data Cleansing
3 1 (5.88%) Information Security
3 1 (5.88%) IT Strategy
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.88%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (41.18%) Security Cleared
2 5 (29.41%) BPSS Clearance
3 4 (23.53%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (23.53%) Degree
4 3 (17.65%) SC Cleared
5 1 (5.88%) NVQ Level 3
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (29.41%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (5.88%) Data Quality
System Software
1 12 (70.59%) Active Directory
2 8 (47.06%) Microsoft App-V
2 8 (47.06%) XenApp
3 7 (41.18%) Hyper-V
4 6 (35.29%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (29.41%) XenDesktop
5 5 (29.41%) XenServer
6 3 (17.65%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 8 (47.06%) SCCM
Vendors
1 14 (82.35%) Microsoft
2 11 (64.71%) Citrix
2 11 (64.71%) VMware
3 8 (47.06%) AppSense
4 3 (17.65%) ThinPrint