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 3 months to 28 June 2017 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
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 155 148
Contract jobs citing Systems Management Server (SMS) 0 4 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West - 0.11% 0.11%
As % of the Systems Management category - 1.14% 1.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 2
Median daily rate - £350 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -2.77%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £303 £273 £375
% change year-on-year +11.10% -27.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £13.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £36.00 £20.19
% change year-on-year -51.38% +78.35%  

Systems Management Server (SMS) is in the systems management skills category. The next 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.

Systems Management Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 317 351 336
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 10.73% 9.31% 9.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 192 181 192
Median daily rate £450 £425 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +21.42%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £294 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £523 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £378
% change year-on-year +12.50% +5.76%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 5 9
Median hourly rate £40.00 £16.25 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +146.15% +8.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.80 £14.00 £12.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £21.00 £40.67
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £34.10 £20.50
% change year-on-year -48.68% +66.34%  

Systems Management Server (SMS)
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West citing Systems Management Server (SMS) as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Systems Management category.

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 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

For the 6 months to 28 June 2017, 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 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Office
1 3 (100.00%) ITIL
1 3 (100.00%) IBM Notes
1 3 (100.00%) Lotus
1 3 (100.00%) Service Management
1 3 (100.00%) Change Management
1 3 (100.00%) Incident Management
1 3 (100.00%) Problem Management
1 3 (100.00%) Infrastructure Management
1 3 (100.00%) Analytical Skills

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 3 (100.00%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Office
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
1 3 (100.00%) Analyst
1 3 (100.00%) Service Analyst
1 3 (100.00%) Service Desk Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 3 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Change Management
1 3 (100.00%) Incident Management
1 3 (100.00%) Infrastructure Management
1 3 (100.00%) ITIL
1 3 (100.00%) Problem Management
1 3 (100.00%) Service Management
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Lotus