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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Systems Management Server (SMS)
Rank 565 527 516
Rank change year-on-year
-38 -11
Contract jobs citing Systems Management Server (SMS) 31 66 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.066% 0.14% 0.13%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.77% 1.64% 1.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 26 29
Average daily rate £319 £210 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+51.78% -41.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £276 £97 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £467 £451 £459
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £270 £375
% change year-on-year
+15.74% -28.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 3
Average hourly rate £16.10 £55.65 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-71.06% +345.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £20.44 £10.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.72 £55.65 £36.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.10 £55.65 £12.50
% change year-on-year
-71.06% +345.20%
Systems Management Server (SMS)
UK

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
4027 4032 3464
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 8.53% 8.56% 7.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 2568 2415 1998
Average daily rate £448 £425 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.29% +9.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £255 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £365 £343
% change year-on-year
+7.53% +6.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 127 139 137
Average hourly rate £28.75 £18.70 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+53.74% -10.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.00 £11.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.17 £41.00 £35.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £21.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+62.79% -

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 10 February 2016.

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 10 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
South East +6 14 £325 -7.14% 2
East of England +4 5 £331 +29.90%
North East -15 4 £280 -37.98%
London -10 3 £480 +100.00% 4
West Midlands -12 2 £275 +30.95%
Yorkshire - 2 - -
South West +2 1 - - 1
Systems Management Server (SMS)
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Systems Management Server (SMS)
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 57 (89.06%) Microsoft
2 41 (64.06%) Windows
3 33 (51.56%) SQL
4 30 (46.88%) SQL Server
5 23 (35.94%) MS Excel
5 23 (35.94%) SCCM
6 18 (28.13%) Active Directory
7 17 (26.56%) T-SQL
7 17 (26.56%) Windows Server 2003
8 16 (25.00%) VMware
8 16 (25.00%) MS Office
8 16 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
8 16 (25.00%) Windows 7
8 16 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 15 (23.44%) Security Cleared
9 15 (23.44%) Business Intelligence
10 14 (21.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 13 (20.31%) SQL Server 2008
11 13 (20.31%) MS Exchange
11 13 (20.31%) ETL
12 12 (18.75%) Migration
13 11 (17.19%) HP
13 11 (17.19%) SAN
13 11 (17.19%) ITIL
13 11 (17.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 10 (15.63%) Hyper-V
14 10 (15.63%) VMware Infrastructure
14 10 (15.63%) CRM
14 10 (15.63%) Oracle
14 10 (15.63%) Advertising

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

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 13 (20.31%) MS Exchange
2 7 (10.94%) SharePoint
3 4 (6.25%) IIS
4 3 (4.69%) Exchange Server 2003
4 3 (4.69%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (4.69%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.56%) Apache
5 1 (1.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (1.56%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (1.56%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.56%) WebLogic
5 1 (1.56%) WebSphere
Applications
1 23 (35.94%) MS Excel
2 16 (25.00%) MS Office
3 6 (9.38%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (7.81%) MS Project
5 3 (4.69%) Acrobat
5 3 (4.69%) MS Visio
6 2 (3.13%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (12.50%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (4.69%) Dynamics GP
3 2 (3.13%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (3.13%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.13%) Google Analytics
2 1 (1.56%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (17.19%) SAN
2 8 (12.50%) Internet
3 7 (10.94%) NAS
3 7 (10.94%) VPN
4 5 (7.81%) Firewall
5 4 (6.25%) iSCSI
5 4 (6.25%) Remote Desktop
5 4 (6.25%) SMTP
5 4 (6.25%) WebEx
6 2 (3.13%) Broadband
6 2 (3.13%) DNS
6 2 (3.13%) HTTP
6 2 (3.13%) LAN
6 2 (3.13%) PBX
6 2 (3.13%) TCP/IP
6 2 (3.13%) Unified Communications
6 2 (3.13%) VoIP
6 2 (3.13%) WAN
7 1 (1.56%) MPLS
7 1 (1.56%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (46.88%) SQL Server
2 16 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 14 (21.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 13 (20.31%) SQL Server 2008
5 11 (17.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 7 (10.94%) Data Warehouse
6 7 (10.94%) SQL Server 2005
7 5 (7.81%) SQL Server 2012
8 3 (4.69%) OLAP
8 3 (4.69%) OLAP Cube
8 3 (4.69%) SQL Server 2014
9 1 (1.56%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 3 (4.69%) Wise Package Studio
2 1 (1.56%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (1.56%) StarTeam
General
1 10 (15.63%) Advertising
2 8 (12.50%) Finance
3 3 (4.69%) Marketing
3 3 (4.69%) Telecoms
4 2 (3.13%) Retail
5 1 (1.56%) Banking
5 1 (1.56%) Legal
5 1 (1.56%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 16 (25.00%) Developer
2 14 (21.88%) SQL Developer
3 12 (18.75%) T-SQL Developer
4 10 (15.63%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 10 (15.63%) Microsoft Developer
5 8 (12.50%) SQL BI Developer
5 8 (12.50%) Support Engineer
6 7 (10.94%) Microsoft BI Developer
7 5 (7.81%) Analyst
7 5 (7.81%) Architect
7 5 (7.81%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 5 (7.81%) Integration Engineer
8 4 (6.25%) Consultant
8 4 (6.25%) Deskside Engineer
8 4 (6.25%) Enterprise Architect
8 4 (6.25%) SQL Server Developer
9 3 (4.69%) Desktop Engineer
9 3 (4.69%) Desktop Support
9 3 (4.69%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 3 (4.69%) Software Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (12.50%) .NET
2 5 (7.81%) CSS
3 4 (6.25%) JMS
3 4 (6.25%) SOAP
3 4 (6.25%) XML
4 3 (4.69%) MDX
4 3 (4.69%) Software Packaging
5 2 (3.13%) HTML
6 1 (1.56%) .NET Framework
6 1 (1.56%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 10 (15.63%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (7.81%) Blackberry
2 5 (7.81%) Clustering
2 5 (7.81%) Management Information System
3 3 (4.69%) Data Centre
3 3 (4.69%) IVR
3 3 (4.69%) PDA
4 2 (3.13%) Cryptography
4 2 (3.13%) Driving Licence
4 2 (3.13%) iPad
4 2 (3.13%) Social Media
4 2 (3.13%) Statistics
4 2 (3.13%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (1.56%) CESG
5 1 (1.56%) Data Extraction
5 1 (1.56%) Data Integration
5 1 (1.56%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.56%) iPhone
5 1 (1.56%) Mathematics
5 1 (1.56%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 41 (64.06%) Windows
2 17 (26.56%) Windows Server 2003
3 16 (25.00%) Windows 7
3 16 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (12.50%) Windows Server
4 8 (12.50%) Windows XP
5 6 (9.38%) Windows 2000
5 6 (9.38%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (6.25%) Mac OS
6 4 (6.25%) Windows Vista
7 2 (3.13%) Apple iOS
7 2 (3.13%) Linux
7 2 (3.13%) Windows 10
8 1 (1.56%) Android
8 1 (1.56%) Unix
8 1 (1.56%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (1.56%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (23.44%) Business Intelligence
2 13 (20.31%) ETL
3 12 (18.75%) Migration
4 11 (17.19%) ITIL
5 10 (15.63%) CRM
6 7 (10.94%) Data Migration
7 6 (9.38%) ETL Development
7 6 (9.38%) Project Management
8 5 (7.81%) Incident Management
8 5 (7.81%) Software Delivery
9 4 (6.25%) Business Analysis
9 4 (6.25%) Disaster Recovery
9 4 (6.25%) DoDAF
9 4 (6.25%) MODAF
9 4 (6.25%) TOGAF
9 4 (6.25%) Zachman Framework
10 3 (4.69%) Application Packaging
10 3 (4.69%) RUP
10 3 (4.69%) Service Management
10 3 (4.69%) UML
Programming Languages
1 33 (51.56%) SQL
2 17 (26.56%) T-SQL
3 9 (14.06%) PowerShell
3 9 (14.06%) VBScript
4 8 (12.50%) VB
5 2 (3.13%) C
6 1 (1.56%) C#
6 1 (1.56%) C++
6 1 (1.56%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 15 (23.44%) Security Cleared
2 6 (9.38%) SC Cleared
3 3 (4.69%) DV Cleared
3 3 (4.69%) MCP
4 2 (3.13%) APMG
5 1 (1.56%) CCNA
5 1 (1.56%) CCSP
5 1 (1.56%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.56%) MCSE
5 1 (1.56%) MCTS
5 1 (1.56%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (9.38%) SLA
2 1 (1.56%) Data Quality
System Software
1 18 (28.13%) Active Directory
2 10 (15.63%) Hyper-V
2 10 (15.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (6.25%) VMware ESX
3 4 (6.25%) vSphere
3 4 (6.25%) XenApp
4 3 (4.69%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 1 (1.56%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 23 (35.94%) SCCM
2 4 (6.25%) OpenView
2 4 (6.25%) WSUS
3 3 (4.69%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 3 (4.69%) Unicenter
4 2 (3.13%) HP Data Protector
4 2 (3.13%) HP SIM
4 2 (3.13%) ServiceCenter
5 1 (1.56%) Backup Exec
5 1 (1.56%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (1.56%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 57 (89.06%) Microsoft
2 16 (25.00%) VMware
3 11 (17.19%) HP
4 10 (15.63%) Oracle
5 6 (9.38%) Citrix
6 4 (6.25%) Bomgar
6 4 (6.25%) StorageTek
6 4 (6.25%) Sun
7 3 (4.69%) Adobe
7 3 (4.69%) arcserve
7 3 (4.69%) Brocade
7 3 (4.69%) CA
7 3 (4.69%) Lumension
7 3 (4.69%) Remedy
8 2 (3.13%) Cisco
8 2 (3.13%) Facebook
8 2 (3.13%) Google
8 2 (3.13%) NetApp
8 2 (3.13%) Peregrine
8 2 (3.13%) Sophos
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