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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Systems Management Server (SMS)
Rank 192 214 213
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -1
Contract jobs citing Systems Management Server (SMS) 7 3 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.12% 0.041% 0.12%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.36% 0.71% 1.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 3
Average daily rate
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£286 £181 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+57.93% -35.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £166 £236
10% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £196 £336
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £273 £150
% change year-on-year
+19.26% +81.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £70.15 £22.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+218.86% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.25 £13.50
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +27.77%
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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
515 421 525
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 8.73% 5.81% 6.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 355 296 345
Average daily rate £425 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 20 12
Average hourly rate £18.46 £23.35 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.92% +26.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £19.50 £11.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £70.15 £34.30 £30.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.06 £20.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+0.30% +11.11%

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 29 August 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 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (50.00%) Project Management
3 5 (41.67%) Broadband
3 5 (41.67%) Telecoms
3 5 (41.67%) Management Information System
3 5 (41.67%) Intranet
3 5 (41.67%) Windows
3 5 (41.67%) MS Excel
4 3 (25.00%) Windows XP
4 3 (25.00%) PBX
4 3 (25.00%) MS Office
4 3 (25.00%) SCCM
4 3 (25.00%) Banking
5 2 (16.67%) Security Cleared
5 2 (16.67%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (16.67%) SQL
5 2 (16.67%) Oracle
5 2 (16.67%) Reuters
5 2 (16.67%) Bloomberg
5 2 (16.67%) Active Directory
5 2 (16.67%) Citrix
5 2 (16.67%) Windows 7
6 1 (8.33%) OmniGraffle
6 1 (8.33%) Axure RP
6 1 (8.33%) Mobile Payment
6 1 (8.33%) BMC
6 1 (8.33%) Lotus
6 1 (8.33%) NHS
6 1 (8.33%) iSOFT
6 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003

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

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 (8.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 1 (8.33%) IBM Notes
1 1 (8.33%) MS Exchange
1 1 (8.33%) WorkSite
Applications
1 5 (41.67%) MS Excel
2 3 (25.00%) MS Office
3 2 (16.67%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (8.33%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Khalix
Communications & Networking
1 5 (41.67%) Broadband
1 5 (41.67%) Intranet
2 3 (25.00%) PBX
3 1 (8.33%) WAN
3 1 (8.33%) DHCP
3 1 (8.33%) TCP/IP
3 1 (8.33%) VPN
3 1 (8.33%) DNS
3 1 (8.33%) Firewall
3 1 (8.33%) LAN
3 1 (8.33%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (8.33%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Axure RP
1 1 (8.33%) MSI
General
1 5 (41.67%) Telecoms
2 3 (25.00%) Banking
3 1 (8.33%) Finance
3 1 (8.33%) Law
3 1 (8.33%) Legal
3 1 (8.33%) Advertising
3 1 (8.33%) Back Office
3 1 (8.33%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Systems Manager
2 2 (16.67%) Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Campaign Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Campaign Executive
3 1 (8.33%) Support Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Support Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (8.33%) Service Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Legal Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Desktop Support
3 1 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Deskside Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Desktop Support Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Service Desk Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Desktop Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Product Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Desktop Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Deployment Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (41.67%) Management Information System
2 1 (8.33%) Mobile Payment
2 1 (8.33%) NHS
2 1 (8.33%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 5 (41.67%) Windows
2 3 (25.00%) Windows XP
3 2 (16.67%) Windows 7
4 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (50.00%) Project Management
2 1 (8.33%) Mobile Commerce
2 1 (8.33%) ITIL
2 1 (8.33%) Validation
2 1 (8.33%) Migration
2 1 (8.33%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (16.67%) SQL
2 1 (8.33%) VBScript
2 1 (8.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 1 (8.33%) MOS
System Software
1 2 (16.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (8.33%) VMware Workstation
2 1 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (25.00%) SCCM
2 1 (8.33%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 9 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (16.67%) Oracle
2 2 (16.67%) Reuters
2 2 (16.67%) Bloomberg
2 2 (16.67%) Citrix
3 1 (8.33%) BMC
3 1 (8.33%) Lotus
3 1 (8.33%) iSOFT
3 1 (8.33%) Symantec
3 1 (8.33%) Sophos
3 1 (8.33%) VMware
3 1 (8.33%) Speakerbus