Period
to 21 February 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 21 February 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 > West Midlands
6 months to
21 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 177 - 175
Rank change year-on-year - +175 -10
Contract jobs citing Systems Management Server (SMS) 10 0 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.21% - 0.12%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.98% - 1.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 0 4
West Midlands median daily rate £330 - £364
10th Percentile £119 - £289
90th Percentile £395 - £383
England median daily rate £300 £213 £325
% change year-on-year +41.18% -34.62% +18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £14.46 £15.25 £16.00
% change year-on-year -5.18% -4.69% -23.81%

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 West Midlands with a requirement for systems management skills.

All Systems Management Skills
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 505 354 328
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 10.53% 6.68% 6.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 319 225 142
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £450 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +28.57% -
10th Percentile £257 £293 £213
90th Percentile £600 £550 £521
England median daily rate £495 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +10.00% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 9 16
West Midlands median hourly rate £17.45 £15.00 £13.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.35% +8.30% -23.06%
10th Percentile £13.18 £12.50 £10.75
90th Percentile £57.75 £26.20 £31.44
England median hourly rate £17.32 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -13.41% - +1.81%

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Systems Management Server (SMS) in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 21 February 2018.

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

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

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

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

Systems Management Server (SMS)
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

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 West Midlands region over the 6 months to 21 February 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
Birmingham - 3 £313 -
Warwickshire - 3 £330 -
Coventry - 2 £128 - 1
Staffordshire - 1 £375 - 1
Worcestershire - 1 £350 -
Systems Management Server (SMS)
England

For the 6 months to 21 February 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Systems Management Server (SMS).

1 7 (70.00%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (30.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (30.00%) SQL
3 3 (30.00%) SQL Server
3 3 (30.00%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (20.00%) SharePoint
4 2 (20.00%) Windows
4 2 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (20.00%) Relational Database
4 2 (20.00%) Project Planning
4 2 (20.00%) Process Improvement
4 2 (20.00%) Change Control
4 2 (20.00%) Business Analysis
4 2 (20.00%) PMO
5 1 (10.00%) Office 365
5 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (10.00%) Information Governance
5 1 (10.00%) User Stories
5 1 (10.00%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (10.00%) WCF
5 1 (10.00%) Git (software)
5 1 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (10.00%) Visualisation
5 1 (10.00%) Business Process Improvement
5 1 (10.00%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (10.00%) Waterfall
5 1 (10.00%) Tableau
5 1 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement

Systems Management Server (SMS)
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 2 (20.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (10.00%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (10.00%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 7 (70.00%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (30.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (30.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (10.00%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (30.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (20.00%) Relational Database
2 2 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (10.00%) Power BI
3 1 (10.00%) RDBMS
3 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (10.00%) Subversion
1 1 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (10.00%) Banking
1 1 (10.00%) Corporate Banking
1 1 (10.00%) Finance
1 1 (10.00%) Law
1 1 (10.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Developer
2 2 (20.00%) PMO Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Senior Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Senior PMO
2 2 (20.00%) Senior PMO Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Business Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 1 (10.00%) IT Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) IT Support
3 1 (10.00%) IT Support Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Report Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Business Intelligence Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Service Desk Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) SharePoint Administrator
3 1 (10.00%) SQL Developer
3 1 (10.00%) SSRS Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) WCF
1 1 (10.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (10.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (20.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (20.00%) Business Analysis
1 2 (20.00%) Change Control
1 2 (20.00%) Process Improvement
1 2 (20.00%) Project Planning
2 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (10.00%) Business Process Improvement
2 1 (10.00%) Complex ETL
2 1 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (10.00%) Data Management
2 1 (10.00%) ETL
2 1 (10.00%) Information Governance
2 1 (10.00%) Kalman Filter
2 1 (10.00%) Migration
2 1 (10.00%) User Stories
2 1 (10.00%) Visualisation
2 1 (10.00%) Waterfall
2 1 (10.00%) Wireframes
Programming Languages
1 3 (30.00%) SQL
2 1 (10.00%) C#
2 1 (10.00%) JavaScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (20.00%) PMO
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 4 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (10.00%) Tableau