Period
to 18 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 18 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)
England > North West
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 183 216 235
Rank change year-on-year +33 +19 -67
Contract jobs citing Systems Management Server (SMS) 18 12 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.32% 0.17% 0.058%
As % of the Systems Management category 3.04% 1.83% 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 9 3
North West median daily rate £300 £120 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +150.00% -60.00% +172.73%
10th Percentile £232 £120 £236
90th Percentile £517 £300 £330
England median daily rate £330 £250 £350
% change year-on-year +32.00% -28.57% +20.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 2 1
North West median hourly rate £13.00 £12.38 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.05% -4.81% -25.71%
10th Percentile £10.86 £11.09 £12.75
90th Percentile £16.14 £12.96 £13.25
England median hourly rate £16.35 £28.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year -41.63% +75.00% -8.57%

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 West with a requirement for systems management skills.

All Systems Management Skills
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 592 655 691
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 10.42% 9.50% 8.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 382 401 374
North West median daily rate £425 £400 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +9.59% +19.67%
10th Percentile £258 £187 £213
90th Percentile £575 £550 £525
England median daily rate £475 £450 £413
% change year-on-year +5.56% +9.09% +4.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 18 30
North West median hourly rate £19.00 £19.62 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.14% +63.46% -35.14%
10th Percentile £11.11 £12.36 £11.00
90th Percentile £43.30 £43.00 £35.25
England median hourly rate £17.00 £20.73 £20.00
% change year-on-year -17.99% +3.65% +1.50%

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Systems Management Server (SMS) in the North West over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

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

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

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

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

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

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 West region over the 6 months to 18 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
Manchester +26 9 £482 +37.68% 1
Merseyside - 4 £420 -
Cheshire +5 3 £265 +120.83%
Lancashire - 1 £300 -
Systems Management Server (SMS)
England

For the 6 months to 18 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 North West region with a requirement for Systems Management Server (SMS).

1 13 (72.22%) Microsoft
2 11 (61.11%) Active Directory
2 11 (61.11%) Windows
3 8 (44.44%) MS Exchange
4 7 (38.89%) SCCM
5 6 (33.33%) SharePoint
5 6 (33.33%) Citrix
6 5 (27.78%) ITIL
6 5 (27.78%) Microsoft Office
6 5 (27.78%) VMware
7 4 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
7 4 (22.22%) SQL Server
7 4 (22.22%) DHCP
7 4 (22.22%) DNS
7 4 (22.22%) Management Information System
7 4 (22.22%) Skype for Business
7 4 (22.22%) Kalman Filter
7 4 (22.22%) Windows Server
8 3 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (16.67%) XenApp
8 3 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
8 3 (16.67%) VoIP
8 3 (16.67%) Degree
8 3 (16.67%) Computer Science
8 3 (16.67%) Android
8 3 (16.67%) Hyper-V
8 3 (16.67%) XenDesktop
8 3 (16.67%) AppSense
8 3 (16.67%) Incident Management
9 2 (11.11%) Microsoft App-V

Systems Management Server (SMS)
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 8 (44.44%) MS Exchange
2 6 (33.33%) SharePoint
3 4 (22.22%) Skype for Business
4 3 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (5.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (5.56%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (5.56%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 5 (27.78%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (5.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.56%) GitHub
1 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (5.56%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (22.22%) DHCP
1 4 (22.22%) DNS
2 3 (16.67%) VoIP
3 2 (11.11%) SAN
3 2 (11.11%) VLAN
3 2 (11.11%) Wireless
4 1 (5.56%) Firewall
4 1 (5.56%) Internet
4 1 (5.56%) Intranet
4 1 (5.56%) LAN
4 1 (5.56%) NAS
4 1 (5.56%) PBX
4 1 (5.56%) Skype
4 1 (5.56%) Unified Communications
4 1 (5.56%) VPN
4 1 (5.56%) WAN
4 1 (5.56%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (22.22%) SQL Server
2 2 (11.11%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (5.56%) Apache Hive
3 1 (5.56%) MongoDB
3 1 (5.56%) Oracle Database
3 1 (5.56%) Redis
3 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (5.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Git (software)
1 1 (5.56%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (11.11%) Finance
2 1 (5.56%) Local Government
2 1 (5.56%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 4 (22.22%) Analyst
1 4 (22.22%) Desktop Support
2 3 (16.67%) Service Analyst
3 2 (11.11%) 3rd Line Support
3 2 (11.11%) Desktop Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Developer
3 2 (11.11%) ICT Technician
3 2 (11.11%) Senior ICT Technician
3 2 (11.11%) Senior Technician
3 2 (11.11%) Service Desk Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) .NET Developer
4 1 (5.56%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Architect
4 1 (5.56%) Database Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Dynamics NAV Consultant
4 1 (5.56%) Elasticsearch Developer
4 1 (5.56%) IT Trainer
4 1 (5.56%) Records Manager
4 1 (5.56%) SSIS Developer
4 1 (5.56%) Storage Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.11%) .NET
1 2 (11.11%) LINQ
2 1 (5.56%) Ajax
2 1 (5.56%) CSS
2 1 (5.56%) CSS3
2 1 (5.56%) Dapper ORM
2 1 (5.56%) HTML
2 1 (5.56%) HTML5
2 1 (5.56%) Regular Expression
2 1 (5.56%) SOAP
2 1 (5.56%) Web Services
2 1 (5.56%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (22.22%) Management Information System
2 3 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (16.67%) Computer Science
3 2 (11.11%) Blackberry
3 2 (11.11%) Data Centre
3 2 (11.11%) Mobile App
4 1 (5.56%) BYOD
4 1 (5.56%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (5.56%) Driving Licence
4 1 (5.56%) e-Learning
4 1 (5.56%) EMC VNX
4 1 (5.56%) EMC VNXe
4 1 (5.56%) Fat Client
4 1 (5.56%) Freedom of Information
4 1 (5.56%) Freedom of Information Act
4 1 (5.56%) iPad
4 1 (5.56%) iPhone
4 1 (5.56%) Taxonomies
4 1 (5.56%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 11 (61.11%) Windows
2 4 (22.22%) Windows Server
3 3 (16.67%) Android
4 2 (11.11%) Windows Phone
4 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (5.56%) Linux
5 1 (5.56%) Windows 10
5 1 (5.56%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (27.78%) ITIL
2 4 (22.22%) Kalman Filter
3 3 (16.67%) Incident Management
4 2 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (11.11%) Data Migration
4 2 (11.11%) Document Management
4 2 (11.11%) ITIL V3
4 2 (11.11%) Migration
4 2 (11.11%) Operational Acceptance Testing
4 2 (11.11%) Project Management
4 2 (11.11%) Server Virtualisation
4 2 (11.11%) Software Delivery
4 2 (11.11%) TDD
4 2 (11.11%) Workflow
5 1 (5.56%) Capacity Management
5 1 (5.56%) Information Architecture
5 1 (5.56%) Information Governance
5 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Management
5 1 (5.56%) Software Distribution
5 1 (5.56%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.11%) C#
2 1 (5.56%) C
2 1 (5.56%) JavaScript
2 1 (5.56%) R
2 1 (5.56%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (16.67%) Degree
2 2 (11.11%) BPSS Clearance
2 2 (11.11%) Computer Science Degree
2 2 (11.11%) Security Cleared
3 1 (5.56%) CIPD
3 1 (5.56%) MCITP
3 1 (5.56%) MCP
3 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (5.56%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.11%) Data Quality
1 2 (11.11%) Disclosure Scotland
1 2 (11.11%) SLA
2 1 (5.56%) QA
System Software
1 11 (61.11%) Active Directory
2 4 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (16.67%) Hyper-V
3 3 (16.67%) XenApp
3 3 (16.67%) XenDesktop
4 2 (11.11%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (11.11%) VMware Server
4 2 (11.11%) XenServer
5 1 (5.56%) Docker
Systems Management
1 7 (38.89%) SCCM
2 1 (5.56%) NetBackup
2 1 (5.56%) Rancher
2 1 (5.56%) SCOM
2 1 (5.56%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 13 (72.22%) Microsoft
2 6 (33.33%) Citrix
3 5 (27.78%) VMware
4 3 (16.67%) AppSense
5 2 (11.11%) Veeam
6 1 (5.56%) Altiris
6 1 (5.56%) Dell
6 1 (5.56%) EMC
6 1 (5.56%) EqualLogic
6 1 (5.56%) HP
6 1 (5.56%) Hummingbird
6 1 (5.56%) IBM
6 1 (5.56%) Interwoven
6 1 (5.56%) Lotus
6 1 (5.56%) NetApp
6 1 (5.56%) Oracle
6 1 (5.56%) Sage
6 1 (5.56%) Veritas