Period
to 20 January 2018

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 20 January 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 West
6 months to
20 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 175 194 240
Rank change year-on-year +19 +46 -63
Contract jobs citing Systems Management Server (SMS) 27 15 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.50% 0.24% 0.024%
As % of the Systems Management category 4.65% 2.57% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 13 2
North West median daily rate £300 £130 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +130.77% -58.40% +184.09%
10th Percentile £213 £120 £301
90th Percentile £488 £285 £334
England median daily rate £325 £250 £325
% change year-on-year +30.00% -23.08% +18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 2 0
North West median hourly rate £14.46 £12.38 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.85% - -
England median hourly rate £14.46 £17.25 £12.00
% change year-on-year -16.17% +43.75% -43.61%

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 581 584 599
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 10.75% 9.53% 7.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 382 370 326
North West median daily rate £433 £400 £389
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.13% +2.89% +19.62%
10th Percentile £256 £213 £250
90th Percentile £580 £550 £533
England median daily rate £485 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +7.78% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 19 34
North West median hourly rate £15.69 £17.50 £13.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.34% +27.27% -37.50%
10th Percentile £11.50 £12.58 £11.00
90th Percentile £41.00 £30.40 £39.25
England median hourly rate £17.00 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -15.00% - -

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 20 January 2018.

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)
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Systems Management Server (SMS) in the North West over the 6 months to 20 January 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 20 January 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
Manchester +26 17 £374 +149.19% 1
Cheshire +5 4 £270 +116.00% 1
Merseyside - 4 £420 - 1
Lancashire - 1 £300 -
Systems Management Server (SMS)
England

For the 6 months to 20 January 2018, 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 21 (77.78%) Microsoft
2 12 (44.44%) Windows
3 11 (40.74%) SharePoint
3 11 (40.74%) Active Directory
4 10 (37.04%) Microsoft Office
5 8 (29.63%) MS Exchange
5 8 (29.63%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (22.22%) SQL Server
6 6 (22.22%) Citrix
6 6 (22.22%) VMware
6 6 (22.22%) SCCM
7 5 (18.52%) Content Management
7 5 (18.52%) Management Information System
7 5 (18.52%) Internet
7 5 (18.52%) ITIL
7 5 (18.52%) Information Architecture
7 5 (18.52%) Windows Server
8 4 (14.81%) Skype for Business
8 4 (14.81%) VMware Infrastructure
8 4 (14.81%) Kalman Filter
8 4 (14.81%) Change Control
8 4 (14.81%) Analytics
8 4 (14.81%) Photoshop
8 4 (14.81%) DHCP
8 4 (14.81%) DNS
8 4 (14.81%) SLA
8 4 (14.81%) CMS
8 4 (14.81%) Google Analytics
8 4 (14.81%) Degree
8 4 (14.81%) Document Management

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 11 (40.74%) SharePoint
2 8 (29.63%) MS Exchange
3 4 (14.81%) CMS
3 4 (14.81%) Skype for Business
4 3 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (7.41%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (3.70%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (3.70%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (3.70%) IBM Notes
6 1 (3.70%) IIS
Applications
1 10 (37.04%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (14.81%) Photoshop
3 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (3.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 4 (14.81%) Google Analytics
2 2 (7.41%) Office 365
3 1 (3.70%) GitHub
3 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (18.52%) Internet
2 4 (14.81%) DHCP
2 4 (14.81%) DNS
3 3 (11.11%) VoIP
4 2 (7.41%) SAN
4 2 (7.41%) VLAN
4 2 (7.41%) Wireless
5 1 (3.70%) Firewall
5 1 (3.70%) Intranet
5 1 (3.70%) LAN
5 1 (3.70%) NAS
5 1 (3.70%) PBX
5 1 (3.70%) Skype
5 1 (3.70%) Unified Communications
5 1 (3.70%) VPN
5 1 (3.70%) WAN
5 1 (3.70%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (22.22%) SQL Server
2 2 (7.41%) Oracle Database
2 2 (7.41%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (3.70%) Apache Hive
3 1 (3.70%) MongoDB
3 1 (3.70%) MySQL
3 1 (3.70%) Redis
3 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (3.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (3.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (7.41%) Git (software)
2 1 (3.70%) Subversion
2 1 (3.70%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (3.70%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (7.41%) Finance
1 2 (7.41%) Local Government
2 1 (3.70%) Manufacturing
2 1 (3.70%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (18.52%) Analyst
2 4 (14.81%) Desktop Support
2 4 (14.81%) Service Analyst
3 3 (11.11%) Content Manager
3 3 (11.11%) Developer
3 3 (11.11%) Service Desk Analyst
3 3 (11.11%) Web Content Manager
3 3 (11.11%) Web Manager
4 2 (7.41%) .NET Developer
4 2 (7.41%) 3rd Line Support
4 2 (7.41%) Desktop Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) ICT Technician
4 2 (7.41%) Records Manager
4 2 (7.41%) Senior ICT Technician
4 2 (7.41%) Senior Technician
5 1 (3.70%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (3.70%) ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (3.70%) Database Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) IT Trainer
5 1 (3.70%) Storage Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (11.11%) .NET
2 2 (7.41%) Ajax
2 2 (7.41%) CSS
2 2 (7.41%) HTML
2 2 (7.41%) HTML5
2 2 (7.41%) LINQ
2 2 (7.41%) Web Services
3 1 (3.70%) AngularJS
3 1 (3.70%) ASP.NET
3 1 (3.70%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 1 (3.70%) CSS3
3 1 (3.70%) Dapper ORM
3 1 (3.70%) Ember.js
3 1 (3.70%) jQuery
3 1 (3.70%) JSON
3 1 (3.70%) Node.js
3 1 (3.70%) Regular Expression
3 1 (3.70%) SOAP
3 1 (3.70%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 1 (3.70%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (29.63%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (18.52%) Management Information System
3 3 (11.11%) Computer Science
4 2 (7.41%) Blackberry
4 2 (7.41%) BYOD
4 2 (7.41%) Data Centre
4 2 (7.41%) Data Protection Act
4 2 (7.41%) Freedom of Information
4 2 (7.41%) Freedom of Information Act
4 2 (7.41%) Mobile App
5 1 (3.70%) e-Learning
5 1 (3.70%) EMC VNX
5 1 (3.70%) EMC VNXe
5 1 (3.70%) Fat Client
5 1 (3.70%) iPad
5 1 (3.70%) iPhone
5 1 (3.70%) Taxonomies
5 1 (3.70%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 12 (44.44%) Windows
2 5 (18.52%) Windows Server
3 3 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (7.41%) Android
4 2 (7.41%) Windows 10
4 2 (7.41%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (3.70%) Linux
5 1 (3.70%) Windows 7
5 1 (3.70%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (18.52%) Content Management
1 5 (18.52%) Information Architecture
1 5 (18.52%) ITIL
2 4 (14.81%) Analytics
2 4 (14.81%) Change Control
2 4 (14.81%) Document Management
2 4 (14.81%) Kalman Filter
3 3 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (11.11%) Incident Management
3 3 (11.11%) Project Management
3 3 (11.11%) Workflow
4 2 (7.41%) Data Security
4 2 (7.41%) Information Management
4 2 (7.41%) Information Security
4 2 (7.41%) Migration
4 2 (7.41%) Operational Acceptance Testing
4 2 (7.41%) Records Management
4 2 (7.41%) Server Virtualisation
4 2 (7.41%) Software Delivery
4 2 (7.41%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 3 (11.11%) C#
1 3 (11.11%) SQL
2 2 (7.41%) JavaScript
3 1 (3.70%) C
3 1 (3.70%) Perl
3 1 (3.70%) PHP
3 1 (3.70%) Python
3 1 (3.70%) R
3 1 (3.70%) Ruby
3 1 (3.70%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 4 (14.81%) Degree
2 2 (7.41%) BPSS Clearance
2 2 (7.41%) Computer Science Degree
2 2 (7.41%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (7.41%) Security Cleared
3 1 (3.70%) CIPD
3 1 (3.70%) MCITP
3 1 (3.70%) MCP
3 1 (3.70%) MCSA
3 1 (3.70%) Network+ Certification
3 1 (3.70%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (14.81%) SLA
2 3 (11.11%) Data Quality
3 2 (7.41%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (7.41%) QA
System Software
1 11 (40.74%) Active Directory
2 4 (14.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (11.11%) Hyper-V
3 3 (11.11%) XenApp
3 3 (11.11%) XenDesktop
4 2 (7.41%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (7.41%) VMware Server
4 2 (7.41%) XenServer
5 1 (3.70%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (22.22%) SCCM
2 1 (3.70%) NetBackup
2 1 (3.70%) Rancher
2 1 (3.70%) SCOM
2 1 (3.70%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 21 (77.78%) Microsoft
2 6 (22.22%) Citrix
2 6 (22.22%) VMware
3 4 (14.81%) Google
4 3 (11.11%) Ivanti
4 3 (11.11%) Veeam
5 2 (7.41%) Oracle
6 1 (3.70%) Altiris
6 1 (3.70%) Dell
6 1 (3.70%) EMC
6 1 (3.70%) EqualLogic
6 1 (3.70%) HP
6 1 (3.70%) Hummingbird
6 1 (3.70%) IBM
6 1 (3.70%) Interwoven
6 1 (3.70%) Lotus
6 1 (3.70%) NetApp
6 1 (3.70%) Sage
6 1 (3.70%) Twitter
6 1 (3.70%) Veritas