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 22 June 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
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 55 69 66
Rank change year-on-year +14 -3  
Contract jobs citing Systems Management Server (SMS) 3 57 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 0.52% 3.61% 0.36%
As % of the Systems Management category 3.95% 14.29% 3.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 39 0
Median daily rate £200 £253 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.79% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £334 £273 £375
% change year-on-year +22.56% -27.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 0
Median hourly rate - £28.88 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £36.00 £20.19
% change year-on-year -51.38% +78.35%  

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 76 399 93
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North East 13.17% 25.29% 11.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 266 51
Median daily rate £350 £285 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.80% -5.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £224 £249
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £423 £470
UK excluding London median daily rate £439 £400 £377
% change year-on-year +9.75% +5.99%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 29 9
Median hourly rate £28.50 £28.25 £12.36
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.88% +128.65%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.50 £26.70 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.60 £36.00 £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £35.00 £20.19
% change year-on-year -50.00% +73.39%  

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 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 3 months to 22 June 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
Tyne and Wear +21 1 £215 -16.50%
Systems Management Server (SMS)
England

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) DHCP
1 3 (100.00%) DNS
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (100.00%) Citrix
1 3 (100.00%) Thin Client
1 3 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 3 (100.00%) 3G
1 3 (100.00%) Security Cleared
1 3 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 3 (100.00%) XenApp
1 3 (100.00%) Windows 7
1 3 (100.00%) Windows 8
1 3 (100.00%) Software Delivery
1 3 (100.00%) Windows 10
1 3 (100.00%) Wi-Fi
1 3 (100.00%) VMware
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft App-V
1 3 (100.00%) AppSense
1 3 (100.00%) Fat Client
1 3 (100.00%) SCCM
1 3 (100.00%) ThinPrint
1 3 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 2 (66.67%) SC Cleared
3 1 (33.33%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (33.33%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (33.33%) Degree
3 1 (33.33%) Computer Science

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:

Communications & Networking
1 3 (100.00%) 3G
1 3 (100.00%) DHCP
1 3 (100.00%) DNS
1 3 (100.00%) Wi-Fi
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
1 2 (66.67%) 2nd Line Support
1 2 (66.67%) Desktop Support
2 1 (33.33%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
2 1 (33.33%) 3rd Line Support
Miscellaneous
1 3 (100.00%) Fat Client
1 3 (100.00%) Thin Client
2 1 (33.33%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) Windows 10
1 3 (100.00%) Windows 7
1 3 (100.00%) Windows 8
1 3 (100.00%) Windows Server
1 3 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 3 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Software Delivery
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (66.67%) SC Cleared
3 1 (33.33%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (33.33%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (33.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 3 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft App-V
1 3 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (100.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (100.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) AppSense
1 3 (100.00%) Citrix
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (100.00%) ThinPrint
1 3 (100.00%) VMware
North East
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