Period
to 23 April 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 23 April 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
23 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 189 194 227
Rank change year-on-year +5 +33 -23
Contract jobs citing Systems Management Server (SMS) 28 11 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.48% 0.20% 0.064%
As % of the Systems Management category 3.81% 2.01% 0.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 11 0
North West median daily rate £270 £140 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +92.86% - -
England median daily rate £300 £215 £314
% change year-on-year +39.53% -31.47% +36.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 0 3
North West median hourly rate £14.46 - £13.00
England median hourly rate £15.00 £16.50 £16.10
% change year-on-year -9.09% +2.48% -20.24%

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 734 546 649
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 12.71% 10.05% 8.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 457 367 337
North West median daily rate £450 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% - +8.11%
10th Percentile £304 £185 £263
90th Percentile £600 £568 £554
England median daily rate £499 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +10.83% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 18 27
North West median hourly rate £15.00 £20.00 £24.15
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.00% -17.18% +61.00%
10th Percentile £12.52 £10.76 £12.20
90th Percentile £46.75 £44.45 £41.95
England median hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £20.25
% change year-on-year -16.67% +3.70% +8.29%

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 23 April 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 23 April 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 23 April 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 0 18 £225 +50.00% 7
Cheshire -17 9 £275 +111.54% 1
Lancashire - 1 - -
Systems Management Server (SMS)
England

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 24 (85.71%) Microsoft
2 13 (46.43%) Microsoft Office
3 11 (39.29%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (35.71%) SharePoint
5 9 (32.14%) Change Control
6 8 (28.57%) Information Architecture
6 8 (28.57%) Analytics
6 8 (28.57%) Internet
6 8 (28.57%) Photoshop
6 8 (28.57%) Windows
6 8 (28.57%) CMS
6 8 (28.57%) Content Management
6 8 (28.57%) Google
6 8 (28.57%) Google Analytics
7 7 (25.00%) ITIL
8 6 (21.43%) CSS
8 6 (21.43%) HTML
8 6 (21.43%) SQL
8 6 (21.43%) Active Directory
9 4 (14.29%) Office 365
9 4 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (14.29%) Data Centre
9 4 (14.29%) Local Government
9 4 (14.29%) VMware
9 4 (14.29%) LAN
9 4 (14.29%) WAN
9 4 (14.29%) SLA
9 4 (14.29%) Cisco
9 4 (14.29%) SQL Server
9 4 (14.29%) MS Exchange

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 10 (35.71%) SharePoint
2 8 (28.57%) CMS
3 4 (14.29%) MS Exchange
4 3 (10.71%) IIS
4 3 (10.71%) Skype for Business
5 2 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (7.14%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 13 (46.43%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (28.57%) Photoshop
3 2 (7.14%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (7.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (3.57%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (7.14%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (28.57%) Google Analytics
2 4 (14.29%) Office 365
3 1 (3.57%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (3.57%) GitHub
3 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (28.57%) Internet
2 4 (14.29%) LAN
2 4 (14.29%) WAN
3 2 (7.14%) Firewall
3 2 (7.14%) Reverse Proxy
3 2 (7.14%) SAN
4 1 (3.57%) ADSL
4 1 (3.57%) Broadband
4 1 (3.57%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (3.57%) Cisco IOS
4 1 (3.57%) Network Security
4 1 (3.57%) Remote Desktop
4 1 (3.57%) Skype
4 1 (3.57%) VoIP
4 1 (3.57%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.57%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (3.57%) MySQL
2 1 (3.57%) Oracle Database
2 1 (3.57%) RavenDB
2 1 (3.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Git (software)
1 1 (3.57%) Subversion
1 1 (3.57%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (3.57%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (14.29%) Local Government
2 2 (7.14%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.57%) Finance
3 1 (3.57%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 6 (21.43%) Content Manager
1 6 (21.43%) Web Content Manager
1 6 (21.43%) Web Manager
2 4 (14.29%) Analyst
2 4 (14.29%) Developer
2 4 (14.29%) Service Analyst
3 3 (10.71%) Server Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) CRM Developer
4 2 (7.14%) Desktop Support
4 2 (7.14%) Dynamics CRM Developer
4 2 (7.14%) Network Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Records Manager
4 2 (7.14%) Service Desk Analyst
5 1 (3.57%) Deskside Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Development Officer
5 1 (3.57%) Information Officer
5 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Developer
5 1 (3.57%) Network Security Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Senior Network Security Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Web Content Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (21.43%) CSS
1 6 (21.43%) HTML
2 3 (10.71%) .NET
2 3 (10.71%) Web Services
3 2 (7.14%) ASP.NET
3 2 (7.14%) HTML5
3 2 (7.14%) jQuery
3 2 (7.14%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 1 (3.57%) .NET Framework
4 1 (3.57%) Ajax
4 1 (3.57%) AngularJS
4 1 (3.57%) ASP.NET Core
4 1 (3.57%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 1 (3.57%) CSS3
4 1 (3.57%) Ember.js
4 1 (3.57%) JSON
4 1 (3.57%) Node.js
4 1 (3.57%) RESTful
4 1 (3.57%) SOAP
4 1 (3.57%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (39.29%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (14.29%) Data Centre
3 2 (7.14%) Computer Science
3 2 (7.14%) Data Protection Act
3 2 (7.14%) Freedom of Information
3 2 (7.14%) Freedom of Information Act
3 2 (7.14%) Management Information System
3 2 (7.14%) NHS
3 2 (7.14%) PKI
4 1 (3.57%) Blackberry
4 1 (3.57%) BYOD
4 1 (3.57%) Clustering
4 1 (3.57%) e-Learning
4 1 (3.57%) Semantic Web
Operating Systems
1 8 (28.57%) Windows
2 4 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (10.71%) Windows Server
3 3 (10.71%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (7.14%) Windows 10
4 2 (7.14%) Windows 7
4 2 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (3.57%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (32.14%) Change Control
2 8 (28.57%) Analytics
2 8 (28.57%) Content Management
2 8 (28.57%) Information Architecture
3 7 (25.00%) ITIL
4 3 (10.71%) Document Management
4 3 (10.71%) Incident Management
4 3 (10.71%) Service Management
5 2 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (7.14%) Change Management
5 2 (7.14%) CRM
5 2 (7.14%) Data Protection
5 2 (7.14%) Data Security
5 2 (7.14%) Information Management
5 2 (7.14%) Information Security
5 2 (7.14%) Migration
5 2 (7.14%) PRINCE2
5 2 (7.14%) Problem Management
5 2 (7.14%) Project Management
5 2 (7.14%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 6 (21.43%) SQL
2 3 (10.71%) C#
3 2 (7.14%) JavaScript
3 2 (7.14%) PowerShell
4 1 (3.57%) Perl
4 1 (3.57%) PHP
4 1 (3.57%) Python
4 1 (3.57%) Ruby
4 1 (3.57%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2 (7.14%) CCNA
1 2 (7.14%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (7.14%) Degree
1 2 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (3.57%) A+ Certification
2 1 (3.57%) CCNP
2 1 (3.57%) CIPD
2 1 (3.57%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (3.57%) MCP
2 1 (3.57%) MCSA
2 1 (3.57%) MCTS
2 1 (3.57%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (14.29%) SLA
2 3 (10.71%) Data Quality
3 2 (7.14%) QA
System Software
1 6 (21.43%) Active Directory
2 3 (10.71%) XenApp
3 2 (7.14%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 2 (7.14%) Hyper-V
3 2 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (7.14%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (7.14%) McAfee ePO
1 2 (7.14%) SCOM
1 2 (7.14%) SmoothWall
1 2 (7.14%) WSUS
2 1 (3.57%) AirWatch
2 1 (3.57%) FortiGate
2 1 (3.57%) HP SIM
2 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (3.57%) SCCM
Vendors
1 24 (85.71%) Microsoft
2 8 (28.57%) Google
3 4 (14.29%) Cisco
3 4 (14.29%) VMware
4 3 (10.71%) Citrix
5 2 (7.14%) Avaya
5 2 (7.14%) HP
5 2 (7.14%) Juniper
5 2 (7.14%) Lotus
5 2 (7.14%) McAfee
6 1 (3.57%) Altiris
6 1 (3.57%) Bomgar
6 1 (3.57%) IBM
6 1 (3.57%) Mitel
6 1 (3.57%) Oracle
6 1 (3.57%) Remedy
6 1 (3.57%) ServiceNow
6 1 (3.57%) Sophos
6 1 (3.57%) Twitter
6 1 (3.57%) Veeam