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 6 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
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Systems Management Server (SMS)
Rank 530 520 474
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -46
Contract jobs citing Systems Management Server (SMS) 45 43 75
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.090% 0.090% 0.17%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.10% 1.14% 2.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 22 46
Average daily rate
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£350 £223 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+57.30% -30.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £104 £90
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £423 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £118
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +176.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 5 4
Average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.82 £15.50 £13.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £50.11 £22.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.03 £16.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+15.33% +3.12%
Systems Management Server (SMS)
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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
4108 3762 3424
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 8.25% 7.86% 7.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 2561 2178 1954
Average daily rate £400 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £336 £338
% change year-on-year
+11.52% -0.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 134 115 159
Average hourly rate £21.00 £17.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -22.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.50 £12.76
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £33.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £18.75 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -10.71%

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 6 July 2015.

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)
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 6 July 2015. 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 +10 19 £350 +45.83% 8
South West -4 7 - - 1
South East -16 5 £388 +19.23% 5
North West -25 4 £360 +206.38% 1
North East - 4 £200 -
East of England -1 1 £388 +330.55%
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Systems Management Server (SMS)
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, 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 62 (72.09%) Microsoft
2 52 (60.47%) Windows
3 46 (53.49%) MS Excel
4 45 (52.33%) SQL
4 45 (52.33%) Active Directory
5 36 (41.86%) SCCM
6 31 (36.05%) MS Office
7 29 (33.72%) VMware
8 27 (31.40%) Windows 7
9 26 (30.23%) Windows XP
10 24 (27.91%) Security Cleared
11 22 (25.58%) VBScript
12 20 (23.26%) SQL Server
12 20 (23.26%) ITIL
13 19 (22.09%) VB
13 19 (22.09%) Windows Server 2003
13 19 (22.09%) Windows Server 2008
14 15 (17.44%) HP
15 14 (16.28%) Java
15 14 (16.28%) Scrum
15 14 (16.28%) Agile Software Development
15 14 (16.28%) Relational Database
15 14 (16.28%) Analytical Skills
16 13 (15.12%) VMware Infrastructure
16 13 (15.12%) SLA
17 12 (13.95%) JavaScript
17 12 (13.95%) T-SQL
17 12 (13.95%) Change Management
17 12 (13.95%) McAfee
17 12 (13.95%) PowerShell

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

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, 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 11 (12.79%) IIS
2 8 (9.30%) IBM Notes
3 7 (8.14%) MS Exchange
4 5 (5.81%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (4.65%) SharePoint
6 3 (3.49%) Exchange Server 2003
6 3 (3.49%) Confluence
7 2 (2.33%) Documentum
8 1 (1.16%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (1.16%) CMS
8 1 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2000
8 1 (1.16%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 46 (53.49%) MS Excel
2 31 (36.05%) MS Office
3 4 (4.65%) MS Project
4 3 (3.49%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (2.33%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (2.33%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (2.33%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.16%) GoldMine
2 1 (1.16%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (1.16%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 12 (13.95%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 10 (11.63%) DNS
2 8 (9.30%) DHCP
3 5 (5.81%) TCP/IP
3 5 (5.81%) SAN
4 3 (3.49%) HTTP
5 2 (2.33%) LDAP
5 2 (2.33%) LAN
5 2 (2.33%) VPN
5 2 (2.33%) Wireshark
6 1 (1.16%) Cisco IOS
6 1 (1.16%) Network Security
6 1 (1.16%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (1.16%) NAS
6 1 (1.16%) Junos
6 1 (1.16%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 1 (1.16%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 1 (1.16%) WebEx
6 1 (1.16%) SSL
6 1 (1.16%) S/MIME
6 1 (1.16%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (23.26%) SQL Server
2 14 (16.28%) Relational Database
3 3 (3.49%) Big Data
4 2 (2.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (1.16%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.16%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 1 (1.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (1.16%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 7 (8.14%) Git (software)
1 7 (8.14%) Jenkins
2 5 (5.81%) MSI
3 3 (3.49%) Wise Package Studio
3 3 (3.49%) JIRA
4 1 (1.16%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.16%) InstallShield
4 1 (1.16%) AdminStudio
4 1 (1.16%) StarTeam
General
1 7 (8.14%) Finance
2 6 (6.98%) Telecoms
3 5 (5.81%) Banking
4 2 (2.33%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.16%) Marketing
5 1 (1.16%) French Language
5 1 (1.16%) Retail
5 1 (1.16%) Front Office
5 1 (1.16%) Legal
5 1 (1.16%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 16 (18.60%) Analyst
2 12 (13.95%) Developer
3 11 (12.79%) Support Engineer
4 9 (10.47%) 3rd Line Support
4 9 (10.47%) Java Developer
5 8 (9.30%) Service Desk Analyst
5 8 (9.30%) Service Analyst
6 6 (6.98%) Desktop Engineer
6 6 (6.98%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 5 (5.81%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 5 (5.81%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 5 (5.81%) Systems Engineer
7 5 (5.81%) Desktop Support
8 4 (4.65%) Consultant
8 4 (4.65%) Applications Packager
8 4 (4.65%) Applications Support
9 3 (3.49%) Data Analyst
9 3 (3.49%) Server Engineer
9 3 (3.49%) Integration Engineer
10 2 (2.33%) Technical Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (8.14%) Middleware
1 7 (8.14%) Spring
1 7 (8.14%) Application Packaging
1 7 (8.14%) JPA
1 7 (8.14%) RabbitMQ
1 7 (8.14%) REST
1 7 (8.14%) AngularJS
1 7 (8.14%) Twitter Bootstrap
1 7 (8.14%) HATEOAS
1 7 (8.14%) Spring Boot
2 6 (6.98%) JSON
3 5 (5.81%) jQuery
4 4 (4.65%) Software Packaging
4 4 (4.65%) .NET
5 2 (2.33%) HTML
6 1 (1.16%) ASP.NET
6 1 (1.16%) Swing
6 1 (1.16%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 14 (16.28%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (4.65%) Data Centre
2 4 (4.65%) Client/Server
3 3 (3.49%) NHS
3 3 (3.49%) IVR
4 2 (2.33%) CMDB
4 2 (2.33%) Clustering
4 2 (2.33%) Mobile Banking
5 1 (1.16%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.16%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (1.16%) Cryptography
5 1 (1.16%) PKI
5 1 (1.16%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.16%) Thin Client
5 1 (1.16%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.16%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.16%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 52 (60.47%) Windows
2 27 (31.40%) Windows 7
3 26 (30.23%) Windows XP
4 19 (22.09%) Windows Server 2003
4 19 (22.09%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (9.30%) Linux
6 5 (5.81%) Windows 2000
6 5 (5.81%) Windows 8
6 5 (5.81%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (23.26%) ITIL
2 14 (16.28%) Scrum
2 14 (16.28%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (13.95%) Change Management
3 12 (13.95%) API Development
4 10 (11.63%) User Stories
5 9 (10.47%) Service Management
5 9 (10.47%) Web Development
6 7 (8.14%) Continuous Integration
6 7 (8.14%) Workflow
7 6 (6.98%) Release Management
8 5 (5.81%) Use Case
8 5 (5.81%) Business Analysis
8 5 (5.81%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
8 5 (5.81%) Project Management
8 5 (5.81%) Software Delivery
9 4 (4.65%) Server Building
9 4 (4.65%) Time Management
9 4 (4.65%) Performance Tuning
9 4 (4.65%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 45 (52.33%) SQL
2 22 (25.58%) VBScript
3 19 (22.09%) VB
4 14 (16.28%) Java
5 12 (13.95%) JavaScript
5 12 (13.95%) T-SQL
5 12 (13.95%) PowerShell
6 7 (8.14%) Shell Script
7 5 (5.81%) PHP
8 1 (1.16%) C#
8 1 (1.16%) Perl
8 1 (1.16%) VBA
8 1 (1.16%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 24 (27.91%) Security Cleared
2 11 (12.79%) SC Cleared
3 10 (11.63%) MCP
4 8 (9.30%) Microsoft Certification
4 8 (9.30%) Degree
5 6 (6.98%) MCSE
6 4 (4.65%) DV Cleared
7 1 (1.16%) MOS
7 1 (1.16%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (15.12%) SLA
2 1 (1.16%) QA
2 1 (1.16%) JSP 440
System Software
1 45 (52.33%) Active Directory
2 13 (15.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (11.63%) VMware Workstation
4 7 (8.14%) Docker
5 5 (5.81%) XenApp
6 4 (4.65%) vSphere
6 4 (4.65%) Hyper-V
6 4 (4.65%) VMware ESX
7 3 (3.49%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (3.49%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 2 (2.33%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (1.16%) VMware Server
9 1 (1.16%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 36 (41.86%) SCCM
2 9 (10.47%) SCOM
3 8 (9.30%) OpenView
4 4 (4.65%) MOM
4 4 (4.65%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 3 (3.49%) ARCserve
5 3 (3.49%) WMI
5 3 (3.49%) WSUS
5 3 (3.49%) Unicenter
6 2 (2.33%) SAP Afaria
6 2 (2.33%) BMC Marimba
6 2 (2.33%) HP SIM
6 2 (2.33%) HP Data Protector
6 2 (2.33%) BladeLogic
7 1 (1.16%) CiscoWorks
7 1 (1.16%) ZENworks
7 1 (1.16%) WhatsUp Gold
7 1 (1.16%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 1 (1.16%) SCSM
7 1 (1.16%) NetVault Backup
Vendors
1 62 (72.09%) Microsoft
2 29 (33.72%) VMware
3 15 (17.44%) HP
4 12 (13.95%) McAfee
5 8 (9.30%) Lotus
6 7 (8.14%) Citrix
7 5 (5.81%) Oracle
8 4 (4.65%) Cisco
9 3 (3.49%) EMC
9 3 (3.49%) BMC
9 3 (3.49%) CA
9 3 (3.49%) Lumension
9 3 (3.49%) Altiris
9 3 (3.49%) LANDesk
10 2 (2.33%) Brocade
11 1 (1.16%) IronPort
11 1 (1.16%) TippingPoint
11 1 (1.16%) 3PAR
11 1 (1.16%) F5
11 1 (1.16%) Meridio