Period
to 15 December 2018

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 15 December 2018 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
15 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 103 85 134
Rank change year-on-year -18 +49 -10
Contract jobs citing Systems Management Server (SMS) 4 19 33
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 0.30% 1.54% 1.27%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.54% 8.92% 7.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 14 22
North East median daily rate £225 £304 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -25.93% +35.00% -15.09%
10th Percentile £213 £265 £192
90th Percentile £238 £400 £319
England median daily rate £301 £325 £251
% change year-on-year -7.38% +29.35% -22.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 4
North East median hourly rate £14.00 £10.00 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.00% -64.91% -
10th Percentile £13.50 £8.32 £28.00
90th Percentile £14.50 £11.35 £32.33
England median hourly rate £17.50 £16.19 £17.50
% change year-on-year +8.09% -7.49% +22.81%

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 260 213 457
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 19.74% 17.32% 17.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 188 169 308
North East median daily rate £450 £350 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +28.57% +9.38% -1.54%
10th Percentile £300 £263 £214
90th Percentile £564 £588 £462
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 13 29
North East median hourly rate £15.13 £32.00 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -52.73% +14.29% +9.80%
10th Percentile £12.60 £8.87 £25.15
90th Percentile £26.08 £49.33 £54.05
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £20.73
% change year-on-year - -15.58% +3.65%

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 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 15 December 2018. 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 -7 2 - -
Durham -12 2 £225 -30.77%
Systems Management Server (SMS)
England

For the 6 months to 15 December 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Systems Management Server (SMS) also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the North East region with a requirement for Systems Management Server (SMS).

1 3 (75.00%) Windows
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (75.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (75.00%) Windows 7
2 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (50.00%) ITIL
2 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (25.00%) Service Delivery
3 1 (25.00%) ITSM
3 1 (25.00%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (25.00%) VMware
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (25.00%) Data Analysis
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (25.00%) Incident Management
3 1 (25.00%) Degree
3 1 (25.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (25.00%) Ivanti
3 1 (25.00%) Fat Client
3 1 (25.00%) SCCM
3 1 (25.00%) Network Security
3 1 (25.00%) Data Cleansing
3 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (25.00%) Android
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (25.00%) XenApp
3 1 (25.00%) SAP
3 1 (25.00%) IBM Notes
3 1 (25.00%) Python
3 1 (25.00%) C

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 1 (25.00%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (25.00%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) 3G
1 1 (25.00%) DHCP
1 1 (25.00%) DNS
1 1 (25.00%) Internet
1 1 (25.00%) Network Security
1 1 (25.00%) Remote Desktop
1 1 (25.00%) WebEx
1 1 (25.00%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) Data Mining
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) 2nd Line Support
2 1 (25.00%) 2nd Line Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Data Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Help Desk Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) IT Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Blackberry
1 1 (25.00%) Data Centre
1 1 (25.00%) Data Structures
1 1 (25.00%) Fat Client
1 1 (25.00%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 3 (75.00%) Windows
1 3 (75.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (25.00%) Android
2 1 (25.00%) Apple iOS
2 1 (25.00%) Windows 10
2 1 (25.00%) Windows 8
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) ITIL
2 1 (25.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (25.00%) Data Analysis
2 1 (25.00%) Data Cleansing
2 1 (25.00%) Incident Management
2 1 (25.00%) ITSM
2 1 (25.00%) Service Delivery
2 1 (25.00%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) C
1 1 (25.00%) C++
1 1 (25.00%) Python
1 1 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) A+ Certification
1 1 (25.00%) Computer Science Degree
1 1 (25.00%) Degree
System Software
1 3 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (25.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) Bomgar
2 1 (25.00%) Citrix
2 1 (25.00%) Ivanti
2 1 (25.00%) Lotus
2 1 (25.00%) SAP
2 1 (25.00%) ThinPrint
2 1 (25.00%) VMware