The first table below looks at the demand 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 22 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Systems Management category for the City of London region.

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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Systems Management Server (SMS)
Rank 189 211 209
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -2
Contract jobs citing Systems Management Server (SMS) 6 7 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.10% 0.098% 0.15%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.21% 1.82% 2.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 5
Average daily rate
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£275 £400 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-31.25% +42.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £194 £260 £192
10% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £435 £545
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £250 £225
% change year-on-year
+28.00% +11.11%
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 £16.50 £25.00 £14.45
% change year-on-year
-34.00% +73.01%
Systems Management Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
494 385 511
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 8.63% 5.41% 6.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 350 279 334
Average daily rate £425 £384 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.74% +2.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
-0.73% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 18 9
Average hourly rate £18.48 £23.35 £19.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.83% +18.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.31 £18.90 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.08 £41.65 £30.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £20.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-7.31% +17.14%
Systems Management Server (SMS)
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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)
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Systems Management Server (SMS) across the City of London region over the 3 months to 22 July 2014.

Systems Management Server (SMS) Daily Rate Histogram 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 22 July 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 8 (72.73%) Microsoft
2 6 (54.55%) Windows
3 4 (36.36%) MS Excel
3 4 (36.36%) Project Management
3 4 (36.36%) SCCM
4 3 (27.27%) MS Office
4 3 (27.27%) Windows XP
4 3 (27.27%) Broadband
4 3 (27.27%) Intranet
4 3 (27.27%) Management Information System
4 3 (27.27%) Telecoms
4 3 (27.27%) Banking
4 3 (27.27%) Windows 7
5 2 (18.18%) SQL
5 2 (18.18%) Oracle
5 2 (18.18%) PBX
5 2 (18.18%) Active Directory
5 2 (18.18%) Citrix
5 2 (18.18%) Reuters
5 2 (18.18%) Bloomberg
5 2 (18.18%) Finance
5 2 (18.18%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (9.09%) VBScript
6 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
6 1 (9.09%) XML
6 1 (9.09%) ITIL
6 1 (9.09%) Linux
6 1 (9.09%) IBM Notes
6 1 (9.09%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (9.09%) LDAP

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

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 (9.09%) IBM Notes
1 1 (9.09%) SharePoint
1 1 (9.09%) MS Exchange
1 1 (9.09%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 1 (9.09%) WorkSite
1 1 (9.09%) Lync
Applications
1 4 (36.36%) MS Excel
2 3 (27.27%) MS Office
3 2 (18.18%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (9.09%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Khalix
Communications & Networking
1 3 (27.27%) Broadband
1 3 (27.27%) Intranet
2 2 (18.18%) PBX
3 1 (9.09%) WAN
3 1 (9.09%) DHCP
3 1 (9.09%) TCP/IP
3 1 (9.09%) VPN
3 1 (9.09%) DNS
3 1 (9.09%) Firewall
3 1 (9.09%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (9.09%) LAN
3 1 (9.09%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
1 1 (9.09%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (9.09%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) MSI
1 1 (9.09%) Axure RP
General
1 3 (27.27%) Telecoms
1 3 (27.27%) Banking
2 2 (18.18%) Finance
3 1 (9.09%) Law
3 1 (9.09%) Legal
3 1 (9.09%) Advertising
3 1 (9.09%) Investment Banking
3 1 (9.09%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 3 (27.27%) Analyst
1 3 (27.27%) Systems Manager
2 2 (18.18%) Desktop Support Analyst
2 2 (18.18%) Support Analyst
2 2 (18.18%) Desktop Analyst
2 2 (18.18%) Desktop Support
3 1 (9.09%) Deployment Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Deskside Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Senior Desktop Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Senior Desktop Support
3 1 (9.09%) Senior Desktop Support Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Campaign Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Campaign Executive
3 1 (9.09%) Support Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (9.09%) Service Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Legal Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) Management Information System
2 1 (9.09%) Equities
2 1 (9.09%) Derivative
2 1 (9.09%) Mobile Payment
2 1 (9.09%) NHS
2 1 (9.09%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 6 (54.55%) Windows
2 3 (27.27%) Windows XP
2 3 (27.27%) Windows 7
3 1 (9.09%) Mac OS X
3 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (9.09%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (36.36%) Project Management
2 1 (9.09%) ITSM
2 1 (9.09%) Validation
2 1 (9.09%) Migration
2 1 (9.09%) Asset Management
2 1 (9.09%) Product Management
2 1 (9.09%) Software Deployment
2 1 (9.09%) ITIL
2 1 (9.09%) Mobile Commerce
Programming Languages
1 2 (18.18%) SQL
2 1 (9.09%) VBScript
2 1 (9.09%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) MOS
1 1 (9.09%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (18.18%) Active Directory
2 1 (9.09%) VMware Workstation
2 1 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (36.36%) SCCM
2 1 (9.09%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 8 (72.73%) Microsoft
2 2 (18.18%) Citrix
2 2 (18.18%) Reuters
2 2 (18.18%) Bloomberg
2 2 (18.18%) Oracle
3 1 (9.09%) Symantec
3 1 (9.09%) Sophos
3 1 (9.09%) VMware
3 1 (9.09%) Speakerbus
3 1 (9.09%) Atlassian
3 1 (9.09%) BMC
3 1 (9.09%) Lotus
3 1 (9.09%) iSOFT