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 3 months to 25 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Systems Management Server (SMS)
England / North East
Rank - 72 -
Contract jobs citing Systems Management Server (SMS) 0 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East - 0.23% -
As % of the Systems Management category - 3.13% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 0
Median daily rate - £245 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £210 £350 £250
% change year-on-year -40.00% +40.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 the North East with a requirement for systems management skills.

Systems Management Skills
North East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 121 64 46
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North East 16.46% 7.35% 7.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 35 25
Median daily rate £395 £295 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +33.89% -20.27%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £225 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £400 £573
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 4
Median hourly rate £41.00 £13.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +215.38% -36.58%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.00 £12.60 £12.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £13.40 £27.05
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year -15.55% +4.65%  

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

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North East 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 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 Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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)
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 25 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 North East region with a requirement for Systems Management Server (SMS).

1 14 (100.00%) DHCP
1 14 (100.00%) DNS
1 14 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 14 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 14 (100.00%) Citrix
1 14 (100.00%) Windows
1 14 (100.00%) Microsoft App-V
1 14 (100.00%) AppSense
1 14 (100.00%) SCCM
1 14 (100.00%) XenApp
1 14 (100.00%) Software Delivery
2 12 (85.71%) VMware
3 11 (78.57%) Security Cleared
4 9 (64.29%) SC Cleared
5 8 (57.14%) Windows 7
5 8 (57.14%) Windows Server
6 7 (50.00%) XenServer
6 7 (50.00%) XenDesktop
6 7 (50.00%) MS Excel
7 6 (42.86%) Wi-Fi
7 6 (42.86%) Fat Client
7 6 (42.86%) Thin Client
7 6 (42.86%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (42.86%) 3G
7 6 (42.86%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (35.71%) Windows 8
8 5 (35.71%) Windows 10
8 5 (35.71%) BPSS Clearance
8 5 (35.71%) Disclosure Scotland
8 5 (35.71%) ThinPrint

Systems Management Server (SMS)
Top Related 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 4 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2010
1 4 (28.57%) MS Exchange
1 4 (28.57%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 7 (50.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 14 (100.00%) DHCP
1 14 (100.00%) DNS
2 6 (42.86%) 3G
2 6 (42.86%) Wi-Fi
Development Applications
1 2 (14.29%) MSI
Job Titles
1 5 (35.71%) 2nd Line Support
1 5 (35.71%) Desktop Support
2 4 (28.57%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
2 4 (28.57%) Desktop Engineer
3 3 (21.43%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) 2nd Line Technical Support
4 1 (7.14%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
4 1 (7.14%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (7.14%) Applications Specialist
4 1 (7.14%) Citrix Specialist
4 1 (7.14%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) SCCM Specialist
4 1 (7.14%) Support Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Technical Support
Miscellaneous
1 6 (42.86%) Fat Client
1 6 (42.86%) Thin Client
2 4 (28.57%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 14 (100.00%) Windows
2 8 (57.14%) Windows 7
2 8 (57.14%) Windows Server
3 6 (42.86%) Windows Server 2003
3 6 (42.86%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (35.71%) Windows 10
4 5 (35.71%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (100.00%) Software Delivery
2 4 (28.57%) Operational Acceptance Testing
3 3 (21.43%) ITIL
4 2 (14.29%) Personalization
4 2 (14.29%) Software Distribution
Programming Languages
1 3 (21.43%) PowerShell
1 3 (21.43%) SQL
1 3 (21.43%) T-SQL
1 3 (21.43%) VB
1 3 (21.43%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 11 (78.57%) Security Cleared
2 9 (64.29%) SC Cleared
3 5 (35.71%) BPSS Clearance
4 4 (28.57%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (35.71%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 14 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 14 (100.00%) Microsoft App-V
1 14 (100.00%) XenApp
2 7 (50.00%) XenDesktop
2 7 (50.00%) XenServer
3 5 (35.71%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (28.57%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 14 (100.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 14 (100.00%) AppSense
1 14 (100.00%) Citrix
1 14 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 12 (85.71%) VMware
3 5 (35.71%) ThinPrint