Period
to 19 November 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 19 November 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
19 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 201 171 -
Rank change year-on-year -30 - +175
Contract jobs citing Systems Management Server (SMS) 5 14 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.098% 0.29% -
As % of the Systems Management category 0.78% 2.87% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 13 0
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £350 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +28.57% - -
England median daily rate £321 £330 £251
% change year-on-year -2.61% +31.34% -28.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate £13.50 - -
England median hourly rate £17.50 £16.35 £28.00
% change year-on-year +7.07% -41.63% +93.10%

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 642 488 517
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 12.59% 10.25% 8.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 371 302 288
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £425 £408
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.29% +29.88%
10th Percentile £275 £232 £300
90th Percentile £575 £588 £538
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 27 10
West Midlands median hourly rate £18.50 £14.53 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.37% +0.17% -17.71%
10th Percentile £13.13 £12.96 £12.38
90th Percentile £28.25 £51.50 £21.15
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.07 £22.50
% change year-on-year +2.53% -24.14% +12.50%

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 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 19 November 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 -4 2 £450 +24.14%
Shropshire - 2 - -
Staffordshire -9 1 - -
Systems Management Server (SMS)
England

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 5 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (60.00%) Blackberry
2 3 (60.00%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (60.00%) Service Management
2 3 (60.00%) Wyse
2 3 (60.00%) VMware
2 3 (60.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 3 (60.00%) ITIL
2 3 (60.00%) Windows
2 3 (60.00%) Altiris
2 3 (60.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (60.00%) Root Cause Analysis
2 3 (60.00%) Windows 8
2 3 (60.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (60.00%) Windows 7
2 3 (60.00%) Desktop Virtualisation
3 2 (40.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (40.00%) HTML5
3 2 (40.00%) Front End Development
3 2 (40.00%) React
3 2 (40.00%) PureScript
3 2 (40.00%) AngularJS
3 2 (40.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 2 (40.00%) TypeScript
3 2 (40.00%) KnockoutJS
3 2 (40.00%) Responsive Web Design
3 2 (40.00%) Sass
3 2 (40.00%) LESS
3 2 (40.00%) Git (software)

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:

Applications
1 3 (60.00%) Microsoft Office
Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) Git (software)
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Desktop Engineer
1 3 (60.00%) Desktop Support
1 3 (60.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
1 3 (60.00%) Support Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Developer
2 2 (40.00%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
2 2 (40.00%) HTML Developer
2 2 (40.00%) React Developer
3 1 (20.00%) HTML CSS Developer
3 1 (20.00%) UI Developer
3 1 (20.00%) UI/UX Developer
3 1 (20.00%) UX Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) AngularJS
1 2 (40.00%) CSS
1 2 (40.00%) HTML
1 2 (40.00%) HTML5
1 2 (40.00%) KnockoutJS
1 2 (40.00%) LESS
1 2 (40.00%) React
1 2 (40.00%) Sass
1 2 (40.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 1 (20.00%) jQuery
2 1 (20.00%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (60.00%) Blackberry
2 1 (20.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (60.00%) Windows
1 3 (60.00%) Windows 7
1 3 (60.00%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Desktop Virtualisation
1 3 (60.00%) ITIL
1 3 (60.00%) Root Cause Analysis
1 3 (60.00%) Service Management
2 2 (40.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (40.00%) Front End Development
2 2 (40.00%) Responsive Web Design
3 1 (20.00%) Disruptive Innovation
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) JavaScript
1 2 (40.00%) PureScript
1 2 (40.00%) TypeScript
2 1 (20.00%) ES6
2 1 (20.00%) ES7
System Software
1 3 (60.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (60.00%) Microsoft App-V
1 3 (60.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (60.00%) Altiris
2 3 (60.00%) VMware
2 3 (60.00%) Wyse