The table below looks at the statistics for Systems Management Server (SMS) skills in IT contracts advertised for the 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 27 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Systems Management Server (SMS)
Rank 512 487 468
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -19
Contract jobs citing Systems Management Server (SMS) 63 73 110
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.13% 0.15% 0.20%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.62% 2.05% 3.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 45 44
Average daily rate
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£291 £320 £155
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.21% +106.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £171 £131 £99
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £342 £343
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £273 £150
% change year-on-year
+19.26% +81.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 7 19
Average hourly rate £20.06 £22.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.81% +62.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.49 £12.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £30.10 £15.90
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 England region.

Systems Management Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
3891 3569 3605
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 7.74% 7.32% 6.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 2300 2096 1896
Average daily rate £400 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £212 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 136 153 167
Average hourly rate £19.00 £22.00 £19.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.63% +11.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.60 £13.00 £10.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.42 £40.00 £36.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.91 £20.25 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-1.67% +6.57%

Systems Management Server (SMS)
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

Systems Management Server (SMS) Jobs Demand Trend in England

Systems Management Server (SMS)
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Systems Management Server (SMS) Daily Rate Trend in England

Systems Management Server (SMS)
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Systems Management Server (SMS) across the England region over the 3 months to 27 August 2014.

Systems Management Server (SMS) Daily Rate Histogram in England

Systems Management Server (SMS)
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Systems Management Server (SMS) Hourly Rate Trend in England

Systems Management Server (SMS)
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Systems Management Server (SMS) across the England region over the 3 months to 27 August 2014.

Systems Management Server (SMS) Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Systems Management Server (SMS)
Contract Job Locations in 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 England region over the 3 months to 27 August 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
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -22 22 £290 -12.12% 1
North West +3 17 £118 -47.77%
South East -9 15 £380 +18.75% 5
South West -25 7 £250 -
East of England - - - - 2
Yorkshire - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
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Systems Management Server (SMS)
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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 95 (84.07%) Microsoft
2 77 (68.14%) Windows
3 53 (46.90%) MS Office
4 49 (43.36%) Active Directory
5 47 (41.59%) MS Excel
6 39 (34.51%) Windows XP
7 34 (30.09%) SCCM
8 31 (27.43%) ITIL
9 29 (25.66%) Security Cleared
9 29 (25.66%) Windows 7
10 26 (23.01%) VMware
11 25 (22.12%) Project Management
11 25 (22.12%) Citrix
12 21 (18.58%) HP
12 21 (18.58%) SLA
13 20 (17.70%) SQL
13 20 (17.70%) Windows Server 2008
13 20 (17.70%) Software Deployment
14 19 (16.81%) Windows Server 2003
14 19 (16.81%) Telecoms
14 19 (16.81%) SC Cleared
15 17 (15.04%) VMware Infrastructure
15 17 (15.04%) Service Management
16 16 (14.16%) MCP
17 15 (13.27%) IBM Notes
17 15 (13.27%) Lotus
17 15 (13.27%) Management Information System
18 14 (12.39%) OpenView
18 14 (12.39%) Microsoft Certification
19 13 (11.50%) MS Project

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

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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 15 (13.27%) IBM Notes
2 10 (8.85%) MS Exchange
3 9 (7.96%) IIS
3 9 (7.96%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 5 (4.42%) BizTalk Server
5 3 (2.65%) SharePoint
5 3 (2.65%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (1.77%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (1.77%) Documentum
7 1 (0.88%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.88%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.88%) MS Project Server
7 1 (0.88%) WorkSite
7 1 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.88%) Office Communications Server
7 1 (0.88%) Lync
Applications
1 53 (46.90%) MS Office
2 47 (41.59%) MS Excel
3 13 (11.50%) MS Project
4 7 (6.19%) MS Visio
4 7 (6.19%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.88%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 1 (0.88%) Khalix
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.77%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (10.62%) TCP/IP
2 11 (9.73%) Broadband
2 11 (9.73%) VoIP
2 11 (9.73%) DNS
2 11 (9.73%) Firewall
3 10 (8.85%) VPN
4 9 (7.96%) Intranet
5 8 (7.08%) LAN
5 8 (7.08%) WAN
5 8 (7.08%) DHCP
6 7 (6.19%) PBX
7 6 (5.31%) SAN
7 6 (5.31%) 3G
8 5 (4.42%) LTE
9 4 (3.54%) Radio Access Network
10 3 (2.65%) NAS
10 3 (2.65%) Cisco IOS
11 2 (1.77%) Network Security
11 2 (1.77%) Wi-Fi
11 2 (1.77%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (8.85%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.42%) MS Access
3 3 (2.65%) SQL Server 2000
3 3 (2.65%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (2.65%) Oracle Database
4 2 (1.77%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.88%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.88%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 11 (9.73%) MSI
2 5 (4.42%) AdminStudio
2 5 (4.42%) Wise Package Studio
3 3 (2.65%) InstallShield
4 2 (1.77%) StarTeam
5 1 (0.88%) Axure RP
General
1 19 (16.81%) Telecoms
2 8 (7.08%) Finance
2 8 (7.08%) Law
3 7 (6.19%) Legal
3 7 (6.19%) Banking
4 4 (3.54%) Back Office
4 4 (3.54%) Publishing
5 3 (2.65%) French Language
6 2 (1.77%) Retail
6 2 (1.77%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.88%) Local Government
7 1 (0.88%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 26 (23.01%) Analyst
2 14 (12.39%) Service Analyst
2 14 (12.39%) Service Desk Analyst
3 10 (8.85%) Applications Packager
4 9 (7.96%) Systems Manager
5 8 (7.08%) Systems Engineer
6 7 (6.19%) Support Analyst
6 7 (6.19%) Support Engineer
6 7 (6.19%) Administrator
7 6 (5.31%) 2nd Line Support
7 6 (5.31%) Desktop Support
8 5 (4.42%) Systems Administrator
8 5 (4.42%) 1st Line Support
8 5 (4.42%) Desktop Engineer
9 4 (3.54%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 4 (3.54%) Architect
9 4 (3.54%) Help Desk Analyst
9 4 (3.54%) Desktop Support Analyst
9 4 (3.54%) Desktop Analyst
9 4 (3.54%) ScrumMaster
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (8.85%) Application Packaging
2 5 (4.42%) Software Packaging
2 5 (4.42%) XML
3 4 (3.54%) .NET
4 2 (1.77%) X-Windows
5 1 (0.88%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 15 (13.27%) Management Information System
2 12 (10.62%) Blackberry
3 7 (6.19%) Client/Server
4 5 (4.42%) Replication
4 5 (4.42%) iPhone
4 5 (4.42%) iPad
5 4 (3.54%) Enterprise Storage
5 4 (3.54%) Computer Science
6 3 (2.65%) Clustering
6 3 (2.65%) Video Conferencing
7 2 (1.77%) EPoS
7 2 (1.77%) Chip and PIN
7 2 (1.77%) EFT
7 2 (1.77%) NHS
7 2 (1.77%) Thin Client
7 2 (1.77%) CMDB
7 2 (1.77%) Fat Client
7 2 (1.77%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (0.88%) Mobile Payment
8 1 (0.88%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 77 (68.14%) Windows
2 39 (34.51%) Windows XP
3 29 (25.66%) Windows 7
4 20 (17.70%) Windows Server 2008
5 19 (16.81%) Windows Server 2003
6 13 (11.50%) Windows Vista
7 12 (10.62%) Windows 2000
8 4 (3.54%) UNIX
9 3 (2.65%) Linux
9 3 (2.65%) Windows NT
9 3 (2.65%) Windows 2000 Server
10 2 (1.77%) Android
10 2 (1.77%) Windows 8
10 2 (1.77%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (1.77%) Mac OS X
10 2 (1.77%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (27.43%) ITIL
2 25 (22.12%) Project Management
3 20 (17.70%) Software Deployment
4 17 (15.04%) Service Management
5 10 (8.85%) Disaster Recovery
6 9 (7.96%) Service Delivery
7 8 (7.08%) Migration
7 8 (7.08%) Software Distribution
8 7 (6.19%) Configuration Management
8 7 (6.19%) Validation
9 6 (5.31%) Incident Management
9 6 (5.31%) Network Monitoring
10 5 (4.42%) Continuous Improvement
10 5 (4.42%) Problem Management
10 5 (4.42%) ITSM
10 5 (4.42%) PRINCE2
11 4 (3.54%) Change Management
11 4 (3.54%) Scrum
11 4 (3.54%) Unit Testing
11 4 (3.54%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 20 (17.70%) SQL
2 12 (10.62%) VB
3 11 (9.73%) VBScript
4 7 (6.19%) PowerShell
5 4 (3.54%) T-SQL
6 3 (2.65%) Java
7 1 (0.88%) Winbatch
7 1 (0.88%) VBA
Qualifications
1 29 (25.66%) Security Cleared
2 19 (16.81%) SC Cleared
3 16 (14.16%) MCP
4 14 (12.39%) Microsoft Certification
5 8 (7.08%) MCSE
6 7 (6.19%) MCDST
6 7 (6.19%) Degree
7 6 (5.31%) DV Cleared
8 3 (2.65%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.88%) CISA
9 1 (0.88%) CISM
9 1 (0.88%) MOS
9 1 (0.88%) MCSA
9 1 (0.88%) CISSP
9 1 (0.88%) MCTS
9 1 (0.88%) RHCE
9 1 (0.88%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (18.58%) SLA
2 2 (1.77%) QA
2 2 (1.77%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.88%) JSP 440
3 1 (0.88%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 49 (43.36%) Active Directory
2 17 (15.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (7.08%) vSphere
3 8 (7.08%) Microsoft App-V
4 7 (6.19%) Terminal Server
4 7 (6.19%) Terminal Services
5 5 (4.42%) ISA Server
5 5 (4.42%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 5 (4.42%) XenApp
5 5 (4.42%) VMware Workstation
6 4 (3.54%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (2.65%) VMware ESX
8 2 (1.77%) Novell eDirectory
8 2 (1.77%) Hyper-V
8 2 (1.77%) MetaFrame
9 1 (0.88%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.88%) IAG
9 1 (0.88%) UAG
9 1 (0.88%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 34 (30.09%) SCCM
2 14 (12.39%) OpenView
3 8 (7.08%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 5 (4.42%) Norton AntiVirus
4 5 (4.42%) BladeLogic
5 4 (3.54%) SCOM
5 4 (3.54%) ZENworks
6 2 (1.77%) MOM
6 2 (1.77%) WSUS
6 2 (1.77%) OVSD
6 2 (1.77%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (1.77%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 1 (0.88%) HP SIM
7 1 (0.88%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 1 (0.88%) SAP Afaria
7 1 (0.88%) WMI
7 1 (0.88%) Business Desktop Deployment
7 1 (0.88%) SCVMM
7 1 (0.88%) HP Data Protector
7 1 (0.88%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 95 (84.07%) Microsoft
2 26 (23.01%) VMware
3 25 (22.12%) Citrix
4 21 (18.58%) HP
5 15 (13.27%) Lotus
6 8 (7.08%) Altiris
7 7 (6.19%) McAfee
8 6 (5.31%) Oracle
9 5 (4.42%) Apple
9 5 (4.42%) Symantec
10 4 (3.54%) Cisco
10 4 (3.54%) IBM
11 3 (2.65%) CA
11 3 (2.65%) Sophos
11 3 (2.65%) AppSense
11 3 (2.65%) Lumension
11 3 (2.65%) Computacenter
11 3 (2.65%) Capita
11 3 (2.65%) Intel
12 2 (1.77%) Remedy