Period
to 17 December 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Wales 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 17 December 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)
UK > Wales
6 months to
17 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 82 98 110
Rank change year-on-year +16 +12 -
Contract jobs citing Systems Management Server (SMS) 8 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 0.65% 0.29% 0.13%
As % of the Systems Management category 5.19% 2.78% 1.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 3 2
Wales median daily rate £324 £425 £155
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -23.76% +174.19% -
10th Percentile £129 £373 £124
90th Percentile £449 £468 £180
UK median daily rate £330 £270 £313
% change year-on-year +22.22% -13.60% +13.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Wales median hourly rate £35.00 - -
UK median hourly rate £16.19 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year -7.49% +9.38% -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 Wales with a requirement for systems management skills.

All Systems Management Skills
Wales
Contract vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 154 144 111
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 12.46% 10.37% 7.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 109 81
Wales median daily rate £400 £453 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.60% +20.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £167 £299 £263
90th Percentile £538 £618 £510
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £410
% change year-on-year +5.56% +9.76% +3.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 1 10
Wales median hourly rate £16.25 £20.00 £9.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.75% +110.53% -24.00%
10th Percentile £12.80 £17.50 £9.00
90th Percentile £27.78 £22.50 £10.10
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £19.03
% change year-on-year -12.50% +5.10% -4.64%

Systems Management Server (SMS)
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

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

Job vacancy trend for Systems Management Server (SMS) in Wales

Systems Management Server (SMS)
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Wales

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Systems Management Server (SMS) in Wales

Systems Management Server (SMS)
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Systems Management Server (SMS) in Wales over the 6 months to 17 December 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Systems Management Server (SMS) in Wales

Systems Management Server (SMS)
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Systems Management Server (SMS) in Wales

Systems Management Server (SMS)
Contract Job Locations in Wales

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 Wales region over the 6 months to 17 December 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
South Wales +15 6 £275 -35.29%
West Wales - 1 £491 -
Systems Management Server (SMS)
UK

For the 6 months to 17 December 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 Wales region with a requirement for Systems Management Server (SMS).

1 4 (50.00%) PRINCE2
1 4 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (37.50%) Coaching
2 3 (37.50%) ITIL
2 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 3 (37.50%) Project Management
3 2 (25.00%) PMI
3 2 (25.00%) PMI Certification
3 2 (25.00%) NHS
3 2 (25.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (25.00%) XML
3 2 (25.00%) Windows
3 2 (25.00%) SQL
3 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (25.00%) Degree
3 2 (25.00%) Waterfall
3 2 (25.00%) QA
3 2 (25.00%) Critical Path Analysis
3 2 (25.00%) Risk Management
3 2 (25.00%) Windows Server
4 1 (12.50%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (12.50%) Migration
4 1 (12.50%) VMware
4 1 (12.50%) Business Continuity
4 1 (12.50%) Service Management
4 1 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (12.50%) Management Information System
4 1 (12.50%) MVC
4 1 (12.50%) Business Analysis
4 1 (12.50%) Strategic Planning

Systems Management Server (SMS)
Co-occurring IT Skills in Wales 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:

Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (12.50%) MS Visio
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 1 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 2 (25.00%) Architect
1 2 (25.00%) IT Support
1 2 (25.00%) IT Support Technician
1 2 (25.00%) IT Technician
1 2 (25.00%) Project Planner
1 2 (25.00%) Support Technician
1 2 (25.00%) Technical Architect
2 1 (12.50%) Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Business Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Data Architect
2 1 (12.50%) Data Warehouse Developer
2 1 (12.50%) Developer
2 1 (12.50%) Senior Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Senior Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) XML
2 1 (12.50%) .NET
2 1 (12.50%) RESTful
2 1 (12.50%) SOAP
2 1 (12.50%) Web Services
2 1 (12.50%) XML Schema
2 1 (12.50%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) NHS
1 2 (25.00%) PMI
2 1 (12.50%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (12.50%) Management Information System
2 1 (12.50%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 2 (25.00%) Windows
1 2 (25.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (50.00%) PRINCE2
2 3 (37.50%) Coaching
2 3 (37.50%) ITIL
2 3 (37.50%) Project Management
3 2 (25.00%) Critical Path Analysis
3 2 (25.00%) Risk Management
3 2 (25.00%) Waterfall
4 1 (12.50%) Business Analysis
4 1 (12.50%) Business Continuity
4 1 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (12.50%) Enterprise Architecture
4 1 (12.50%) Load Balancing
4 1 (12.50%) Migration
4 1 (12.50%) MVC
4 1 (12.50%) Requirements Analysis
4 1 (12.50%) Service Management
4 1 (12.50%) Strategic Planning
4 1 (12.50%) Time Management
4 1 (12.50%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (12.50%) C#
2 1 (12.50%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) Degree
1 2 (25.00%) PMI Certification
2 1 (12.50%) ISEB
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
2 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) QA
2 1 (12.50%) HL7
System Software
1 2 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (12.50%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 1 (12.50%) Citrix
2 1 (12.50%) Dell
2 1 (12.50%) HP
2 1 (12.50%) RedGate
2 1 (12.50%) VMware