The table below looks at the statistics for Systems Management Server (SMS) skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Systems Management Server (SMS) over the 3 months to 24 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Systems Management Server (SMS)
Rank 203 220 218
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -2
Contract jobs citing Systems Management Server (SMS) 4 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.067% 0.028% 0.014%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.86% 0.46% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 1
Average daily rate
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£296 £344 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.81% -16.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £219 £100
% change year-on-year
+46.28% +118.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £15.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £12.00 £12.00
% change year-on-year
+39.33% -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Systems Management category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Systems Management Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
466 438 426
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 7.79% 6.02% 6.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 341 310 288
Average daily rate £420 £385 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.16% -3.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £266 £244
10% offered a daily rate of more than £533 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 11 12
Average hourly rate £17.75 £27.50 £21.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.45% +29.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.20 £19.95 £12.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.03 £42.00 £39.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £23.20 £19.25
% change year-on-year
-5.17% +20.51%

Systems Management Server (SMS)
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Systems Management Server (SMS) across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Systems Management category.

Systems Management Server (SMS) Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Systems Management Server (SMS)
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Systems Management Server (SMS) across the City of London region.

Systems Management Server (SMS) Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Systems Management Server (SMS)
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Systems Management Server (SMS) Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

Systems Management Server (SMS)
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing Systems Management Server (SMS) also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Systems Management Server (SMS).

1 9 (90.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (60.00%) Project Management
3 5 (50.00%) Management Information System
3 5 (50.00%) Telecoms
3 5 (50.00%) Intranet
3 5 (50.00%) Broadband
4 4 (40.00%) Windows
4 4 (40.00%) MS Excel
5 3 (30.00%) PBX
5 3 (30.00%) VPN
5 3 (30.00%) Active Directory
5 3 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (20.00%) Security Cleared
6 2 (20.00%) Blackberry
6 2 (20.00%) WAN
6 2 (20.00%) LAN
6 2 (20.00%) MS Access
6 2 (20.00%) SQL
6 2 (20.00%) Oracle
7 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
7 1 (10.00%) MS Office
7 1 (10.00%) Client/Server
7 1 (10.00%) Windows XP
7 1 (10.00%) MS Exchange
7 1 (10.00%) IBM Notes
7 1 (10.00%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (10.00%) TCP/IP
7 1 (10.00%) VoIP
7 1 (10.00%) HP
7 1 (10.00%) Citrix

Systems Management Server (SMS)
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing Systems Management Server (SMS) also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Systems Management Server (SMS). Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (10.00%) IBM Notes
1 1 (10.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (10.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 4 (40.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (10.00%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (10.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Khalix
1 1 (10.00%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 5 (50.00%) Broadband
1 5 (50.00%) Intranet
2 3 (30.00%) PBX
2 3 (30.00%) VPN
3 2 (20.00%) LAN
3 2 (20.00%) WAN
4 1 (10.00%) TCP/IP
4 1 (10.00%) Firewall
4 1 (10.00%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) MS Access
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle Reports
General
1 5 (50.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (10.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Banking
2 1 (10.00%) French Language
2 1 (10.00%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Systems Manager
2 2 (20.00%) Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Service Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Service Desk Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Desktop Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Support Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Desktop Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Desktop Support
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Desktop Support Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Campaign Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Campaign Executive
3 1 (10.00%) Desktop Support
3 1 (10.00%) Support Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (50.00%) Management Information System
2 3 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (20.00%) Blackberry
4 1 (10.00%) Smartphone
4 1 (10.00%) Client/Server
4 1 (10.00%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 4 (40.00%) Windows
2 1 (10.00%) Windows XP
2 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (10.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) Project Management
2 1 (10.00%) ITSM
2 1 (10.00%) Validation
2 1 (10.00%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (10.00%) CCNA
2 1 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 3 (30.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 9 (90.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (20.00%) Oracle
3 1 (10.00%) Cisco
3 1 (10.00%) IBM
3 1 (10.00%) HP
3 1 (10.00%) Citrix
3 1 (10.00%) Peregrine
3 1 (10.00%) Lotus
3 1 (10.00%) iSOFT
3 1 (10.00%) Reuters
3 1 (10.00%) Bloomberg
3 1 (10.00%) Remedy
3 1 (10.00%) Speakerbus