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 31 July 2015 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Systems Management Server (SMS)
Rank 206 194 221
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +27
Contract jobs citing Systems Management Server (SMS) 2 5 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.034% 0.086% 0.071%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.44% 0.94% 1.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 4
Average daily rate
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£350 £281 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.44% -29.68%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-7.69% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £70.15 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +218.86%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.03 £17.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+8.74% -30.00%
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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
451 531 415
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 7.70% 9.15% 5.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 339 379 293
Average daily rate £435 £425 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.35% +7.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £250 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £338 £345
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -2.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 6 22
Average hourly rate £14.50 £18.50 £22.60
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.62% -18.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £17.54 £17.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £116.09 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £20.06 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+7.17% -10.84%

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 31 July 2015, 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 3 (50.00%) MS Excel
1 3 (50.00%) Java
1 3 (50.00%) Change Management
1 3 (50.00%) Finance
1 3 (50.00%) Scrum
1 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (33.33%) Banking
2 2 (33.33%) IVR
2 2 (33.33%) VMware
2 2 (33.33%) JSON
2 2 (33.33%) JIRA
2 2 (33.33%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 2 (33.33%) Project Management
2 2 (33.33%) TCP/IP
2 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 2 (33.33%) Windows
2 2 (33.33%) SQL
2 2 (33.33%) VB
2 2 (33.33%) .NET
2 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 2 (33.33%) IIS
2 2 (33.33%) MS Project
2 2 (33.33%) Confluence
2 2 (33.33%) Kanban
2 2 (33.33%) GitHub
2 2 (33.33%) Relational Database
2 2 (33.33%) API Development
3 1 (16.67%) Docker

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 2 (33.33%) IIS
1 2 (33.33%) Confluence
2 1 (16.67%) MS Exchange
2 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2000
2 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 3 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (33.33%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (33.33%) MS Project
3 1 (16.67%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (33.33%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) TCP/IP
2 1 (16.67%) VPN
2 1 (16.67%) DNS
2 1 (16.67%) Wireshark
2 1 (16.67%) LDAP
2 1 (16.67%) DHCP
2 1 (16.67%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
1 2 (33.33%) Relational Database
2 1 (16.67%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) JIRA
2 1 (16.67%) Git (software)
2 1 (16.67%) Jenkins
General
1 3 (50.00%) Finance
2 2 (33.33%) Banking
3 1 (16.67%) Retail
3 1 (16.67%) Legal
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Change Manager
1 2 (33.33%) Senior Manager
1 2 (33.33%) Developer
1 2 (33.33%) Senior Change Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Change Project Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Support Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Applications Support
2 1 (16.67%) 3rd Line Support
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Project Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Java Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Applications Support Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Support Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Server Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Applications Support Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Server Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) JSON
1 2 (33.33%) .NET
2 1 (16.67%) Middleware
2 1 (16.67%) Spring
2 1 (16.67%) jQuery
2 1 (16.67%) JPA
2 1 (16.67%) RabbitMQ
2 1 (16.67%) REST
2 1 (16.67%) AngularJS
2 1 (16.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 1 (16.67%) HATEOAS
2 1 (16.67%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) IVR
2 1 (16.67%) Mobile Banking
2 1 (16.67%) Client/Server
2 1 (16.67%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Windows
2 1 (16.67%) Linux
2 1 (16.67%) Windows 2000
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Change Management
1 3 (50.00%) Scrum
1 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (33.33%) Kanban
2 2 (33.33%) Project Management
2 2 (33.33%) API Development
3 1 (16.67%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (16.67%) User Stories
3 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Analysis
3 1 (16.67%) Project Planning
3 1 (16.67%) Integration Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (16.67%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) Java
2 2 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 2 (33.33%) SQL
2 2 (33.33%) VB
3 1 (16.67%) Shell Script
3 1 (16.67%) PowerShell
3 1 (16.67%) PHP
System Software
1 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
1 2 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (16.67%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (16.67%) Docker
2 1 (16.67%) VMware ESX
2 1 (16.67%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) MOM
1 1 (16.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) VMware
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft