Period
to 10 December 2017

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 10 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)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
10 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 174 - 179
Rank change year-on-year - +179 -4
Contract jobs citing Systems Management Server (SMS) 15 0 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.31% - 0.099%
As % of the Systems Management category 3.00% - 1.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 0 4
West Midlands median daily rate £350 - £364
10th Percentile £313 - £289
90th Percentile £409 - £383
England median daily rate £325 £256 £325
% change year-on-year +26.83% -21.15% +18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £15.94 £17.50 £14.25
% change year-on-year -8.91% +22.81% -28.96%

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 500 448 291
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 10.28% 7.53% 5.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 307 261 150
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £415 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.41% +38.33% -7.69%
10th Percentile £231 £275 £211
90th Percentile £590 £540 £466
England median daily rate £475 £450 £415
% change year-on-year +5.56% +8.43% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 7 19
West Midlands median hourly rate £14.53 £15.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.17% +3.45% -24.68%
10th Percentile £12.93 £12.80 £10.90
90th Percentile £51.88 £19.95 £27.51
England median hourly rate £17.14 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -14.33% - -

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 10 December 2017.

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 10 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
Birmingham - 9 £363 -
Staffordshire - 2 £350 -
Warwickshire - 2 £330 -
Worcestershire - 1 £350 -
Coventry - 1 £450 -
Systems Management Server (SMS)
England

For the 6 months to 10 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Systems Management Server (SMS).

1 10 (66.67%) Microsoft Office
1 10 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 7 (46.67%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (33.33%) Finance
3 5 (33.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (26.67%) Banking
4 4 (26.67%) SQL Server
4 4 (26.67%) SQL
5 3 (20.00%) Kalman Filter
5 3 (20.00%) .NET
5 3 (20.00%) C#
5 3 (20.00%) PRINCE2
5 3 (20.00%) Microsoft Excel
5 3 (20.00%) MS Visio
5 3 (20.00%) Project Management
6 2 (13.33%) JavaScript
6 2 (13.33%) Management Information System
6 2 (13.33%) MVC
6 2 (13.33%) Risk Management
6 2 (13.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 2 (13.33%) ASP.NET
6 2 (13.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (13.33%) Project Planning
6 2 (13.33%) Process Improvement
6 2 (13.33%) Change Control
6 2 (13.33%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (13.33%) Regulatory Compliance
6 2 (13.33%) PMO
7 1 (6.67%) Innovative Thinking
7 1 (6.67%) Customer-Centricity

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 1 (6.67%) SharePoint
Applications
1 10 (66.67%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (33.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (20.00%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (20.00%) MS Visio
4 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Dynamics NAV
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (26.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (13.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (6.67%) Power BI
3 1 (6.67%) RDBMS
3 1 (6.67%) Relational Database
3 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Git (software)
1 1 (6.67%) Subversion
1 1 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (33.33%) Finance
2 4 (26.67%) Banking
3 1 (6.67%) Corporate Banking
3 1 (6.67%) Law
Job Titles
1 6 (40.00%) Analyst
2 4 (26.67%) Developer
3 3 (20.00%) Business Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Implementation Manager
4 2 (13.33%) PMO Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Senior PMO
4 2 (13.33%) Senior PMO Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) SQL Developer
5 1 (6.67%) .NET Developer
5 1 (6.67%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 1 (6.67%) C# .NET Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Dynamics NAV Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Implementation Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Programme Planner
5 1 (6.67%) Report Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Senior Business Intelligence Developer
5 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Developer
5 1 (6.67%) SSRS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (20.00%) .NET
2 2 (13.33%) ASP.NET
2 2 (13.33%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (6.67%) .NET Framework
3 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (6.67%) Dapper ORM
3 1 (6.67%) Entity Framework
3 1 (6.67%) HTML
3 1 (6.67%) jQuery
3 1 (6.67%) Kendo UI
3 1 (6.67%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 7 (46.67%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (13.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (20.00%) Kalman Filter
1 3 (20.00%) PRINCE2
1 3 (20.00%) Project Management
2 2 (13.33%) Change Control
2 2 (13.33%) MVC
2 2 (13.33%) Process Improvement
2 2 (13.33%) Project Planning
2 2 (13.33%) Regulatory Compliance
2 2 (13.33%) Risk Management
3 1 (6.67%) Business Process Improvement
3 1 (6.67%) Collaborative Working
3 1 (6.67%) Complex ETL
3 1 (6.67%) Contingency Planning
3 1 (6.67%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (6.67%) Customer-Centricity
3 1 (6.67%) Information Governance
3 1 (6.67%) Innovative Thinking
3 1 (6.67%) SDLC
3 1 (6.67%) Waterfall
3 1 (6.67%) Wireframes
Programming Languages
1 4 (26.67%) SQL
2 3 (20.00%) C#
3 2 (13.33%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (13.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (13.33%) PMO
Vendors
1 10 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.67%) Tableau
2 1 (6.67%) Telerik