Period
to 22 February 2019

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 22 February 2019 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
22 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 194 180 196
Rank change year-on-year -14 +16 +42
Contract jobs citing Systems Management Server (SMS) 28 26 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.49% 0.48% 0.27%
As % of the Systems Management category 3.60% 4.19% 2.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 10 14
North West median daily rate £160 £265 £130
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -39.62% +103.85% -60.00%
England median daily rate £288 £300 £213
% change year-on-year -4.17% +41.18% -34.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 15 2
North West median hourly rate £17.50 £14.46 £12.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.02% +16.85% -4.81%
10th Percentile £17.50 £11.56 £11.09
90th Percentile £17.50 £18.44 £12.96
England median hourly rate £17.50 £14.46 £15.25
% change year-on-year +21.02% -5.18% -4.69%

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 777 621 629
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 13.54% 11.53% 10.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 518 401 404
North West median daily rate £464 £450 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.06% +9.09% +3.13%
10th Percentile £275 £256 £225
90th Percentile £650 £588 £575
England median daily rate £500 £488 £450
% change year-on-year +2.56% +8.33% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 32 21
North West median hourly rate £17.50 £15.94 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.79% -8.91% -12.50%
10th Percentile £15.13 £11.74 £13.00
90th Percentile £53.00 £43.00 £43.00
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year - -12.50% -

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 22 February 2019.

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 22 February 2019. 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 +23 24 £160 -39.62%
Manchester -17 4 £363 +61.11% 1
Systems Management Server (SMS)
England

For the 6 months to 22 February 2019, 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 27 (96.43%) Windows
1 27 (96.43%) Microsoft
2 24 (85.71%) Microsoft Office
2 24 (85.71%) Office 365
2 24 (85.71%) Windows 10
3 19 (67.86%) Software Deployment
3 19 (67.86%) SCCM
4 18 (64.29%) Active Directory
5 17 (60.71%) Mac OS
6 16 (57.14%) Apple
6 16 (57.14%) Apple iOS
6 16 (57.14%) OneDrive
7 15 (53.57%) ServiceNow
8 13 (46.43%) Asset Management
9 12 (42.86%) Windows 7
10 9 (32.14%) SLA
10 9 (32.14%) Problem Management
10 9 (32.14%) Change Management
11 8 (28.57%) Service Management
11 8 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
12 7 (25.00%) Infrastructure Management
12 7 (25.00%) Trend Analysis
12 7 (25.00%) Lotus
12 7 (25.00%) ITIL
12 7 (25.00%) MCP
12 7 (25.00%) MS Exchange
12 7 (25.00%) IBM Notes
12 7 (25.00%) Incident Management
12 7 (25.00%) ITSM
13 6 (21.43%) A+ Certification

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 7 (25.00%) IBM Notes
1 7 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.57%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (3.57%) SharePoint
Applications
1 24 (85.71%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Eikon
1 1 (3.57%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 24 (85.71%) Office 365
2 16 (57.14%) OneDrive
3 1 (3.57%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.57%) DNS
1 1 (3.57%) Unified Communications
Development Applications
1 2 (7.14%) InstallShield
General
1 5 (17.86%) Marketing
2 2 (7.14%) Finance
3 1 (3.57%) Front Office
3 1 (3.57%) Law
3 1 (3.57%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 10 (35.71%) Analyst
2 8 (28.57%) Customer Engineer
3 7 (25.00%) Senior Customer Engineer
4 6 (21.43%) Service Analyst
4 6 (21.43%) Service Desk Analyst
5 4 (14.29%) Desktop Support
5 4 (14.29%) IT Analyst
6 3 (10.71%) IT Support
6 3 (10.71%) IT Support Analyst
6 3 (10.71%) Support Analyst
6 3 (10.71%) Support Engineer
7 2 (7.14%) Administrator
7 2 (7.14%) Desktop Engineer
7 2 (7.14%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 1 (3.57%) Applications Manager
8 1 (3.57%) Customer Support Engineer
8 1 (3.57%) IT Project Manager
8 1 (3.57%) Senior Desktop Engineer
8 1 (3.57%) Senior Desktop Support
8 1 (3.57%) Senior Desktop Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 8 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.57%) Blackberry
2 1 (3.57%) Data Centre
2 1 (3.57%) Fixed Income
2 1 (3.57%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 27 (96.43%) Windows
2 24 (85.71%) Windows 10
3 17 (60.71%) Mac OS
4 16 (57.14%) Apple iOS
5 12 (42.86%) Windows 7
6 2 (7.14%) Windows Server
6 2 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (67.86%) Software Deployment
2 13 (46.43%) Asset Management
3 9 (32.14%) Change Management
3 9 (32.14%) Problem Management
4 8 (28.57%) Service Management
5 7 (25.00%) Incident Management
5 7 (25.00%) Infrastructure Management
5 7 (25.00%) ITIL
5 7 (25.00%) ITSM
5 7 (25.00%) Trend Analysis
6 4 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
7 3 (10.71%) Matrix Organization
8 2 (7.14%) Configuration Management
8 2 (7.14%) Disaster Recovery
8 2 (7.14%) Mentoring
8 2 (7.14%) Patch Management
8 2 (7.14%) Release Management
8 2 (7.14%) Server Management
8 2 (7.14%) Software Distribution
8 2 (7.14%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 2 (7.14%) SQL
1 2 (7.14%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 7 (25.00%) MCP
2 6 (21.43%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (32.14%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (64.29%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.57%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 19 (67.86%) SCCM
Vendors
1 27 (96.43%) Microsoft
2 16 (57.14%) Apple
3 15 (53.57%) ServiceNow
4 7 (25.00%) Lotus
5 1 (3.57%) Bloomberg
5 1 (3.57%) FactSet
5 1 (3.57%) Reuters
5 1 (3.57%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (3.57%) SAP
5 1 (3.57%) Sony
5 1 (3.57%) Speakerbus
5 1 (3.57%) Wallstreet Suite