The first table below looks at the demand for Systems Management Server (SMS) skills in IT contracts advertised for the East of England 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 16 April 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 East of England 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Systems Management Server (SMS)
Rank 144 106 129
Rank change year-on-year
-38 +23
Contract jobs citing Systems Management Server (SMS) 5 11 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.16% 0.48% 0.16%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.89% 5.85% 2.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 10 5
Average daily rate £300 £95 £99
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+215.78% -4.04%
UK excluding London average daily rate £343 £230 £275
% change year-on-year
+48.91% -16.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £17.50 £90.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-80.55% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £30.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-51.66% +71.42%
Systems Management Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
264 188 209
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 8.20% 8.15% 6.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 132 81 94
Average daily rate £370 £310 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.35% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £183 £95 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £400 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 21 16
Average hourly rate £17.50 £22.50 £22.44
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.22% +0.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £13.50 £13.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.08 £63.75 £30.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £22.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+13.63% +18.91%
Systems Management Server (SMS)
England

Systems Management Server (SMS)
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

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

Systems Management Server (SMS) Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

Systems Management Server (SMS)
Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Systems Management Server (SMS) Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

Systems Management Server (SMS)
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Systems Management Server (SMS) across the East of England region over the 3 months to 16 April 2014.

Systems Management Server (SMS) Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

Systems Management Server (SMS)
Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Systems Management Server (SMS) Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

Systems Management Server (SMS)
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Systems Management Server (SMS) within the East of England region over the 3 months to 16 April 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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Hertfordshire - 2 £300 - 2
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Systems Management Server (SMS)
England

Systems Management Server (SMS)
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 (80.00%) Active Directory
2 7 (70.00%) MS Excel
3 4 (40.00%) Windows
3 4 (40.00%) SCCM
4 3 (30.00%) Windows 7
4 3 (30.00%) MS Office
4 3 (30.00%) Windows XP
5 2 (20.00%) MS Exchange
5 2 (20.00%) VPN
5 2 (20.00%) ITIL
5 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (20.00%) ZENworks
5 2 (20.00%) McAfee
5 2 (20.00%) MSI
5 2 (20.00%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (20.00%) Application Packaging
5 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
5 2 (20.00%) Integration Testing
5 2 (20.00%) Security Cleared
6 1 (10.00%) iPhone
6 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (10.00%) Windows 2000 Server
6 1 (10.00%) XenApp
6 1 (10.00%) XenDesktop
6 1 (10.00%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (10.00%) Windows 8
6 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (10.00%) XenMobile

Systems Management Server (SMS)
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 (20.00%) MS Exchange
1 2 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 7 (70.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (30.00%) MS Office
3 1 (10.00%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (20.00%) VPN
2 1 (10.00%) IP Telephony
2 1 (10.00%) SAN
2 1 (10.00%) DNS
2 1 (10.00%) DHCP
Development Applications
1 2 (20.00%) MSI
General
1 1 (10.00%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) Help Desk Support
2 2 (20.00%) Applications Packager
3 1 (10.00%) Desktop Support Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (10.00%) Desktop Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Customer Service Representative
3 1 (10.00%) Desktop Support
3 1 (10.00%) Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) Application Packaging
2 1 (10.00%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) iPhone
1 1 (10.00%) Blackberry
1 1 (10.00%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 4 (40.00%) Windows
2 3 (30.00%) Windows 7
2 3 (30.00%) Windows XP
3 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (10.00%) Windows 2000 Server
4 1 (10.00%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (20.00%) ITIL
1 2 (20.00%) Integration Testing
2 1 (10.00%) Incident Management
2 1 (10.00%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (10.00%) MCDST
2 1 (10.00%) Citrix Certification
2 1 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (10.00%) A+ Certification
2 1 (10.00%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (80.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (20.00%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (10.00%) XenApp
3 1 (10.00%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (40.00%) SCCM
2 2 (20.00%) ZENworks
3 1 (10.00%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (10.00%) XenMobile
3 1 (10.00%) SCOM
3 1 (10.00%) OVSD
3 1 (10.00%) Tivoli
3 1 (10.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (10.00%) OpenView
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) McAfee
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (10.00%) LANDesk
2 1 (10.00%) HP
2 1 (10.00%) Dell
2 1 (10.00%) Citrix
2 1 (10.00%) CheckPoint
2 1 (10.00%) Cisco
2 1 (10.00%) IBM