Period
to 20 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South 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 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 > South West
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 182 206 214
Rank change year-on-year +24 +8 -14
Contract jobs citing Systems Management Server (SMS) 14 1 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.25% 0.018% 0.14%
As % of the Systems Management category 3.18% 0.19% 2.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 0
South West median daily rate £462 £230 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +100.87% - -
England median daily rate £325 £251 £345
% change year-on-year +29.35% -27.17% +22.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 5
South West median hourly rate £23.00 - £19.03
10th Percentile £18.45 - £18.05
90th Percentile £26.15 - £20.61
England median hourly rate £16.35 £28.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year -41.63% +93.10% -17.14%

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 South West with a requirement for systems management skills.

All Systems Management Skills
South West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 440 515 451
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 7.85% 9.08% 6.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 284 345 266
South West median daily rate £401 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.80% - -
10th Percentile £213 £250 £205
90th Percentile £569 £575 £539
England median daily rate £475 £450 £413
% change year-on-year +5.56% +9.09% +3.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 8 22
South West median hourly rate £23.50 £34.00 £21.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -30.88% +56.32% -5.95%
10th Percentile £17.46 £25.04 £17.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £82.38 £49.34
England median hourly rate £17.07 £20.73 £20.00
% change year-on-year -17.67% +3.65% +2.56%

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

Job postings citing Systems Management Server (SMS) as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South West.

Job vacancy trend for Systems Management Server (SMS) in the South West

Systems Management Server (SMS)
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Systems Management Server (SMS) in the South West.

Contractor daily rate trend for Systems Management Server (SMS) in the South West

Systems Management Server (SMS)
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Systems Management Server (SMS) in the South West over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Systems Management Server (SMS) in the South West

Systems Management Server (SMS)
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Systems Management Server (SMS) in the South West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Systems Management Server (SMS) in the South West

Systems Management Server (SMS)
Contract Job Locations in the South 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 South West region over the 6 months to 20 November 2017. 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
Bristol -6 3 £325 +41.30% 1
Devon - 3 £479 -
Gloucestershire - 3 - -
Somerset - 3 - -
Wiltshire - 1 £445 - 1
Systems Management Server (SMS)
England

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

1 8 (57.14%) Microsoft
2 5 (35.71%) Active Directory
3 4 (28.57%) DNS
3 4 (28.57%) Windows
4 3 (21.43%) SharePoint
4 3 (21.43%) MS Exchange
4 3 (21.43%) SQL Server
4 3 (21.43%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (21.43%) Firewall
4 3 (21.43%) Migration
4 3 (21.43%) SC Cleared
4 3 (21.43%) Security Cleared
4 3 (21.43%) Office 365
4 3 (21.43%) Windows Server
5 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (14.29%) Hyper-V
5 2 (14.29%) PowerShell
5 2 (14.29%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (14.29%) Oracle
5 2 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (14.29%) Finance
5 2 (14.29%) Internet
5 2 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (14.29%) SQL
5 2 (14.29%) PRINCE2
5 2 (14.29%) MS Visio
5 2 (14.29%) VoIP
5 2 (14.29%) Citrix
5 2 (14.29%) Project Management
6 1 (7.14%) ISUP

Systems Management Server (SMS)
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South 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 (21.43%) MS Exchange
1 3 (21.43%) SharePoint
2 2 (14.29%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (7.14%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (21.43%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (14.29%) MS Visio
3 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (7.14%) SPSS
Cloud Services
1 3 (21.43%) Office 365
2 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (7.14%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (28.57%) DNS
2 3 (21.43%) Firewall
3 2 (14.29%) Internet
3 2 (14.29%) VoIP
4 1 (7.14%) DHCP
4 1 (7.14%) Diameter Protocol
4 1 (7.14%) ISUP
4 1 (7.14%) LDAP
4 1 (7.14%) MVNO
4 1 (7.14%) SAN
4 1 (7.14%) SIGTRAN
4 1 (7.14%) SS7
4 1 (7.14%) Value-Added Service
4 1 (7.14%) VLAN
4 1 (7.14%) VoLTE
4 1 (7.14%) VoWiFi
4 1 (7.14%) VPN
4 1 (7.14%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (21.43%) SQL Server
2 1 (7.14%) Endeca
2 1 (7.14%) QlikView
General
1 2 (14.29%) Finance
2 1 (7.14%) Billing
2 1 (7.14%) Legal
2 1 (7.14%) Military
2 1 (7.14%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (21.43%) Administrator
2 2 (14.29%) SharePoint Administrator
2 2 (14.29%) Systems Administrator
3 1 (7.14%) Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Architect
3 1 (7.14%) DBA
3 1 (7.14%) Designer
3 1 (7.14%) Enterprise Architect
3 1 (7.14%) IT Manager
3 1 (7.14%) IT Programme Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Programme Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Project Manager
3 1 (7.14%) SaaS Architect
3 1 (7.14%) Security Designer
3 1 (7.14%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Senior Designer
3 1 (7.14%) Senior Systems Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) SharePoint Systems Administrator
3 1 (7.14%) Systems Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Technical Leader
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (7.14%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (28.57%) Windows
2 3 (21.43%) Windows Server
3 1 (7.14%) Linux
3 1 (7.14%) Unix
3 1 (7.14%) Windows 10
3 1 (7.14%) Windows 7
3 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (21.43%) Migration
2 2 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (14.29%) PRINCE2
2 2 (14.29%) Project Management
3 1 (7.14%) Analytics
3 1 (7.14%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (7.14%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (7.14%) Cybersecurity
3 1 (7.14%) Data Analytics
3 1 (7.14%) High Availability
3 1 (7.14%) ITIL V3
3 1 (7.14%) Line Management
3 1 (7.14%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (7.14%) Project Planning
3 1 (7.14%) Qualitative Analysis
3 1 (7.14%) Quantitative Analysis
3 1 (7.14%) SDLC
3 1 (7.14%) Server Patching
3 1 (7.14%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 2 (14.29%) PowerShell
1 2 (14.29%) SQL
2 1 (7.14%) VBA
Qualifications
1 3 (21.43%) SC Cleared
1 3 (21.43%) Security Cleared
2 1 (7.14%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (7.14%) Degree
2 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) Data Quality
1 1 (7.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (7.14%) QA
System Software
1 5 (35.71%) Active Directory
2 2 (14.29%) Hyper-V
3 1 (7.14%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) Backup Exec
1 1 (7.14%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 8 (57.14%) Microsoft
2 2 (14.29%) Citrix
2 2 (14.29%) Oracle
3 1 (7.14%) Adobe
3 1 (7.14%) Cisco
3 1 (7.14%) HP
3 1 (7.14%) Nokia
3 1 (7.14%) ServiceNow
3 1 (7.14%) Sophos
3 1 (7.14%) Tableau
3 1 (7.14%) Tekelec