Period
to 19 September 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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 194 196 228
Rank change year-on-year +2 +32 +3
Contract jobs citing Systems Management Server (SMS) 31 11 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.52% 0.19% 0.11%
As % of the Systems Management category 4.01% 1.75% 1.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 6 4
North West median daily rate £233 £283 £120
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.70% +135.42% -61.60%
England median daily rate £325 £350 £268
% change year-on-year -7.14% +30.84% -23.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 4 1
North West median hourly rate £17.50 £11.70 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +49.64% -10.04% -
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £28.00
% change year-on-year - -37.50% +40.00%

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 773 628 698
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 12.91% 10.77% 9.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 508 391 384
North West median daily rate £450 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.09% +3.13% +14.29%
10th Percentile £255 £228 £229
90th Percentile £598 £575 £550
England median daily rate £500 £475 £438
% change year-on-year +5.26% +8.57% +9.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 21 16
North West median hourly rate £17.50 £14.00 £20.87
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -32.90% +57.47%
10th Percentile £11.68 £10.00 £13.50
90th Percentile £42.50 £44.00 £43.00
England median hourly rate £18.70 £17.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year +6.86% -22.22% +11.47%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 19 September 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 +3 14 £330 +67.09%
Manchester -8 12 £180 -62.65% 1
Merseyside - 3 £243 - 1
Lancashire -9 2 - -
Systems Management Server (SMS)
England

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 28 (90.32%) Microsoft
2 20 (64.52%) Microsoft Office
3 16 (51.61%) Windows
4 15 (48.39%) Active Directory
5 11 (35.48%) SCCM
6 10 (32.26%) Mac OS
6 10 (32.26%) Office 365
6 10 (32.26%) Windows 10
7 9 (29.03%) Apple iOS
7 9 (29.03%) Software Deployment
7 9 (29.03%) Asset Management
7 9 (29.03%) Apple
8 8 (25.81%) ITIL
8 8 (25.81%) SLA
8 8 (25.81%) Analytical Skills
9 7 (22.58%) ServiceNow
9 7 (22.58%) OneDrive
9 7 (22.58%) ITSM
10 6 (19.35%) A+ Certification
11 5 (16.13%) Windows 7
11 5 (16.13%) Matrix Organization
12 4 (12.90%) Problem-Solving
12 4 (12.90%) Skype for Business
12 4 (12.90%) Citrix
12 4 (12.90%) Change Management
12 4 (12.90%) MS Exchange
12 4 (12.90%) SQL
13 3 (9.68%) HTML
13 3 (9.68%) CSS
13 3 (9.68%) MS Visio

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 (12.90%) MS Exchange
1 4 (12.90%) Skype for Business
2 2 (6.45%) IBM Notes
3 1 (3.23%) CMS
3 1 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (3.23%) IIS
3 1 (3.23%) SharePoint
Applications
1 20 (64.52%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (9.68%) MS Visio
3 2 (6.45%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (6.45%) Photoshop
4 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (3.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 10 (32.26%) Office 365
2 7 (22.58%) OneDrive
3 2 (6.45%) Google Analytics
3 2 (6.45%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (3.23%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (3.23%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 3 (9.68%) LAN
1 3 (9.68%) WAN
2 2 (6.45%) Internet
2 2 (6.45%) Unified Communications
3 1 (3.23%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (3.23%) Cisco IOS
3 1 (3.23%) Firewall
3 1 (3.23%) Network Security
3 1 (3.23%) Remote Desktop
3 1 (3.23%) Reverse Proxy
3 1 (3.23%) SAN
3 1 (3.23%) Skype
3 1 (3.23%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.45%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (6.45%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.23%) Informix
2 1 (3.23%) Power BI
2 1 (3.23%) RavenDB
2 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (3.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (3.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (3.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (9.68%) Local Government
2 2 (6.45%) Finance
2 2 (6.45%) Marketing
3 1 (3.23%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (25.81%) Analyst
2 7 (22.58%) Desktop Support
3 5 (16.13%) Desktop Engineer
4 4 (12.90%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 4 (12.90%) Service Analyst
4 4 (12.90%) Support Engineer
5 3 (9.68%) Developer
5 3 (9.68%) Technical Support
6 2 (6.45%) Business Analyst
6 2 (6.45%) IT Engineer
6 2 (6.45%) Project Manager
6 2 (6.45%) Service Desk Analyst
6 2 (6.45%) Web Content Officer
7 1 (3.23%) CRM Developer
7 1 (3.23%) Deskside Engineer
7 1 (3.23%) Information Officer
7 1 (3.23%) IT Analyst
7 1 (3.23%) Project Support Officer
7 1 (3.23%) Senior Network Engineer
7 1 (3.23%) Support Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.68%) CSS
1 3 (9.68%) HTML
2 2 (6.45%) .NET
2 2 (6.45%) Web Services
3 1 (3.23%) .NET Framework
3 1 (3.23%) ASP.NET
3 1 (3.23%) ASP.NET Core
3 1 (3.23%) CSS3
3 1 (3.23%) HTML5
3 1 (3.23%) jQuery
3 1 (3.23%) RESTful
3 1 (3.23%) SOAP
3 1 (3.23%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 1 (3.23%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (25.81%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (9.68%) Data Centre
3 2 (6.45%) Computer Science
3 2 (6.45%) NHS
4 1 (3.23%) Blackberry
4 1 (3.23%) Driving Licence
4 1 (3.23%) PKI
4 1 (3.23%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (3.23%) Semantic Web
Operating Systems
1 16 (51.61%) Windows
2 10 (32.26%) Mac OS
2 10 (32.26%) Windows 10
3 9 (29.03%) Apple iOS
4 5 (16.13%) Windows 7
5 2 (6.45%) Android
5 2 (6.45%) Windows 8
5 2 (6.45%) Windows Server
5 2 (6.45%) Windows Vista
6 1 (3.23%) Unix
6 1 (3.23%) Windows Phone
6 1 (3.23%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (3.23%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (3.23%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (29.03%) Asset Management
1 9 (29.03%) Software Deployment
2 8 (25.81%) ITIL
3 7 (22.58%) ITSM
4 5 (16.13%) Matrix Organization
5 4 (12.90%) Change Management
5 4 (12.90%) Problem-Solving
6 3 (9.68%) Change Control
6 3 (9.68%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (9.68%) Incident Management
6 3 (9.68%) Service Management
7 2 (6.45%) Analytics
7 2 (6.45%) Business Transformation
7 2 (6.45%) Customer Requirements
7 2 (6.45%) Decision-Making
7 2 (6.45%) Information Architecture
7 2 (6.45%) Infrastructure Management
7 2 (6.45%) Trend Analysis
7 2 (6.45%) User Stories
7 2 (6.45%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 4 (12.90%) SQL
2 2 (6.45%) C#
3 1 (3.23%) JavaScript
3 1 (3.23%) PowerShell
3 1 (3.23%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (19.35%) A+ Certification
2 2 (6.45%) CCNA
2 2 (6.45%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (6.45%) MCP
3 1 (3.23%) CCNP
3 1 (3.23%) Degree
3 1 (3.23%) MCTS
3 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (25.81%) SLA
2 1 (3.23%) Data Quality
System Software
1 15 (48.39%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.23%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 1 (3.23%) Hyper-V
2 1 (3.23%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.23%) vSphere
2 1 (3.23%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 11 (35.48%) SCCM
2 1 (3.23%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (3.23%) Nagios
2 1 (3.23%) OpenView
2 1 (3.23%) OVSD
2 1 (3.23%) SCOM
2 1 (3.23%) SmoothWall
2 1 (3.23%) Tivoli
2 1 (3.23%) WSUS
Vendors
1 28 (90.32%) Microsoft
2 9 (29.03%) Apple
3 7 (22.58%) ServiceNow
4 4 (12.90%) Citrix
5 2 (6.45%) Cisco
5 2 (6.45%) Google
5 2 (6.45%) Lotus
5 2 (6.45%) VMware
6 1 (3.23%) Avaya
6 1 (3.23%) Bomgar
6 1 (3.23%) HP
6 1 (3.23%) Juniper
6 1 (3.23%) McAfee
6 1 (3.23%) Oracle
6 1 (3.23%) SolarWinds