Period
to 20 November 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 November 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 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 182 189 212
Rank change year-on-year +7 +23 +34
Contract jobs citing Systems Management Server (SMS) 37 19 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.62% 0.33% 0.18%
As % of the Systems Management category 4.71% 3.11% 1.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 10 9
North West median daily rate £190 £288 £120
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -33.91% +139.58% -60.00%
England median daily rate £321 £325 £251
% change year-on-year -1.11% +29.35% -27.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 7 2
North West median hourly rate £17.50 £13.00 £12.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +34.62% +5.05% -4.81%
10th Percentile £13.00 £10.86 £11.09
90th Percentile £21.98 £16.14 £12.96
England median hourly rate £17.50 £16.35 £28.00
% change year-on-year +7.07% -41.63% +93.10%

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 785 611 669
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 13.14% 10.73% 9.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 512 394 402
North West median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £242 £252 £198
90th Percentile £647 £575 £550
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 27 18
North West median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.62
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.89% -3.14% +63.46%
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.11 £12.36
90th Percentile £42.50 £43.30 £43.00
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.07 £22.75
% change year-on-year +2.53% -24.98% +13.75%

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 November 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 November 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 November 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
Cheshire +16 24 £160 -39.62%
Manchester -17 8 £200 -46.49% 2
Merseyside -1 3 £243 -42.30%
Lancashire -17 2 - -
Systems Management Server (SMS)
England

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 West region with a requirement for Systems Management Server (SMS).

1 35 (94.59%) Microsoft
2 30 (81.08%) Microsoft Office
3 29 (78.38%) Windows
4 23 (62.16%) SCCM
4 23 (62.16%) Windows 10
5 22 (59.46%) Software Deployment
5 22 (59.46%) Office 365
5 22 (59.46%) Active Directory
6 20 (54.05%) Apple
6 20 (54.05%) Apple iOS
6 20 (54.05%) Mac OS
7 18 (48.65%) ServiceNow
7 18 (48.65%) OneDrive
8 17 (45.95%) Asset Management
9 13 (35.14%) Windows 7
10 10 (27.03%) ITSM
11 9 (24.32%) A+ Certification
12 8 (21.62%) SLA
12 8 (21.62%) Change Management
12 8 (21.62%) Analytical Skills
13 6 (16.22%) Matrix Organization
13 6 (16.22%) Continuous Improvement
13 6 (16.22%) Problem Management
13 6 (16.22%) Marketing
13 6 (16.22%) ITIL
14 5 (13.51%) Incident Management
15 4 (10.81%) Trend Analysis
15 4 (10.81%) Infrastructure Management
15 4 (10.81%) Service Management
15 4 (10.81%) MCP

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 4 (10.81%) IBM Notes
2 3 (8.11%) MS Exchange
3 2 (5.41%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 30 (81.08%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (5.41%) MS Visio
3 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (2.70%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 22 (59.46%) Office 365
2 18 (48.65%) OneDrive
3 1 (2.70%) Google Analytics
3 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.41%) Unified Communications
2 1 (2.70%) Internet
2 1 (2.70%) LAN
2 1 (2.70%) Skype
2 1 (2.70%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.70%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (2.70%) Informix
1 1 (2.70%) Power BI
1 1 (2.70%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.70%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (2.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (2.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (2.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (5.41%) InstallShield
General
1 6 (16.22%) Marketing
2 2 (5.41%) Local Government
3 1 (2.70%) Finance
3 1 (2.70%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 10 (27.03%) Analyst
2 8 (21.62%) Customer Engineer
3 7 (18.92%) Senior Customer Engineer
4 6 (16.22%) Desktop Support
5 5 (13.51%) Support Engineer
6 4 (10.81%) Desktop Engineer
6 4 (10.81%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 4 (10.81%) Service Analyst
7 3 (8.11%) IT Analyst
7 3 (8.11%) Support Analyst
7 3 (8.11%) Technical Support
8 2 (5.41%) Administrator
8 2 (5.41%) Business Analyst
8 2 (5.41%) IT Engineer
8 2 (5.41%) IT Support
8 2 (5.41%) IT Support Analyst
8 2 (5.41%) Project Manager
8 2 (5.41%) Service Desk Analyst
9 1 (2.70%) SCCM Administrator
9 1 (2.70%) Service Desk Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.70%) CSS
1 1 (2.70%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (21.62%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (8.11%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.70%) Driving Licence
3 1 (2.70%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (2.70%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 29 (78.38%) Windows
2 23 (62.16%) Windows 10
3 20 (54.05%) Apple iOS
3 20 (54.05%) Mac OS
4 13 (35.14%) Windows 7
5 3 (8.11%) Windows Server
6 2 (5.41%) Windows 8
6 2 (5.41%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (5.41%) Windows Vista
7 1 (2.70%) Android
7 1 (2.70%) Unix
7 1 (2.70%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (59.46%) Software Deployment
2 17 (45.95%) Asset Management
3 10 (27.03%) ITSM
4 8 (21.62%) Change Management
5 6 (16.22%) Continuous Improvement
5 6 (16.22%) ITIL
5 6 (16.22%) Matrix Organization
5 6 (16.22%) Problem Management
6 5 (13.51%) Incident Management
7 4 (10.81%) Infrastructure Management
7 4 (10.81%) Service Management
7 4 (10.81%) Trend Analysis
8 3 (8.11%) Problem-Solving
9 2 (5.41%) Customer Requirements
9 2 (5.41%) Mentoring
9 2 (5.41%) Patch Management
9 2 (5.41%) Server Management
9 2 (5.41%) Software Distribution
9 2 (5.41%) Translating Business Requirements
9 2 (5.41%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 4 (10.81%) SQL
2 2 (5.41%) VBScript
3 1 (2.70%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (24.32%) A+ Certification
2 4 (10.81%) MCP
3 1 (2.70%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (21.62%) SLA
System Software
1 22 (59.46%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 23 (62.16%) SCCM
2 1 (2.70%) Nagios
2 1 (2.70%) OpenView
2 1 (2.70%) OVSD
2 1 (2.70%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 35 (94.59%) Microsoft
2 20 (54.05%) Apple
3 18 (48.65%) ServiceNow
4 4 (10.81%) Lotus
5 2 (5.41%) Citrix
6 1 (2.70%) Google
6 1 (2.70%) HP
6 1 (2.70%) Oracle
6 1 (2.70%) SolarWinds
6 1 (2.70%) VMware