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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Systems Management Server (SMS) over the 3 months to 20 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Systems Management Server (SMS)
UK / England
Rank 533 560 521
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -39
Contract jobs citing Systems Management Server (SMS) 32 35 71
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.077% 0.075% 0.15%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.75% 0.86% 1.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 17 33
Median daily rate £215 £325 £175
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-33.84% +85.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £265 £102
10% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £425 £413
UK excluding London median daily rate £213 £306 £210
% change year-on-year
-30.61% +45.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 5
Median hourly rate - £9.00 £16.72
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -46.17%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £9.00 £16.72
% change year-on-year
- -46.17%

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
4292 4067 4174
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 10.35% 8.74% 8.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 2847 2546 2524
Median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £295 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 100 137 138
Median hourly rate £35.00 £22.85 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+53.17% +8.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £13.03
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £54.76 £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.75 £21.75 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+9.19% -3.33%

Systems Management Server (SMS)
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England region citing Systems Management Server (SMS) as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 20 January 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Systems Management Server (SMS) within the England region over the 3 months to 20 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South East +12 12 £270 -16.92% 3
North West - 9 £130 -
North East -13 8 £214 -23.66%
East of England +1 2 - -
Midlands - 1 £475 -
Systems Management Server (SMS)
UK

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

For the 6 months to 20 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Systems Management Server (SMS) also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for Systems Management Server (SMS).

1 62 (92.54%) Microsoft
2 43 (64.18%) Windows
3 41 (61.19%) Active Directory
4 28 (41.79%) Security Cleared
5 27 (40.30%) SCCM
6 26 (38.81%) ITIL
7 25 (37.31%) VMware
8 24 (35.82%) Windows 7
9 21 (31.34%) DHCP
9 21 (31.34%) DNS
10 20 (29.85%) MS Office
11 19 (28.36%) Citrix
12 17 (25.37%) Software Delivery
13 16 (23.88%) SC Cleared
13 16 (23.88%) Windows Server 2008
13 16 (23.88%) XenApp
13 16 (23.88%) Microsoft App-V
13 16 (23.88%) AppSense
14 15 (22.39%) OpenView Configuration Management
14 15 (22.39%) SQL
14 15 (22.39%) Windows Server
15 14 (20.90%) MS Excel
16 13 (19.40%) VMware Infrastructure
16 13 (19.40%) Incident Management
16 13 (19.40%) Computer Science
16 13 (19.40%) Data Centre
17 12 (17.91%) Analytical Skills
17 12 (17.91%) SAN
18 11 (16.42%) MS Exchange
18 11 (16.42%) Wi-Fi

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 11 (16.42%) MS Exchange
2 10 (14.93%) IBM Notes
3 8 (11.94%) SharePoint
4 7 (10.45%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (7.46%) Apache
5 5 (7.46%) Skype for Business
5 5 (7.46%) Tomcat
5 5 (7.46%) WebLogic
6 2 (2.99%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (2.99%) Exchange Server 5.5
7 1 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 20 (29.85%) MS Office
2 14 (20.90%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.49%) Oracle CRM
1 1 (1.49%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.99%) Office 365
2 1 (1.49%) SaaS
2 1 (1.49%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 21 (31.34%) DHCP
1 21 (31.34%) DNS
2 12 (17.91%) SAN
3 11 (16.42%) Wi-Fi
4 10 (14.93%) Firewall
5 8 (11.94%) NAS
5 8 (11.94%) WLAN
6 7 (10.45%) 3G
7 6 (8.96%) LAN
7 6 (8.96%) WAN
8 5 (7.46%) ADSL
8 5 (7.46%) DMZ
8 5 (7.46%) MPLS
8 5 (7.46%) VoIP
9 4 (5.97%) VPN
10 3 (4.48%) Cisco ASA
10 3 (4.48%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 3 (4.48%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 2 (2.99%) Skype
12 1 (1.49%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.48%) MySQL
2 2 (2.99%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.49%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.49%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 8 (11.94%) MSI
2 2 (2.99%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (4.48%) Finance
1 3 (4.48%) Military
2 1 (1.49%) Legal
2 1 (1.49%) Multimedia
2 1 (1.49%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (1.49%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 18 (26.87%) Analyst
2 13 (19.40%) Service Desk Analyst
3 11 (16.42%) Service Analyst
4 10 (14.93%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
4 10 (14.93%) Desktop Support
5 7 (10.45%) Desktop Engineer
6 6 (8.96%) 2nd Line Support
6 6 (8.96%) Build Engineer
7 5 (7.46%) Architect
7 5 (7.46%) Support Engineer
8 4 (5.97%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
8 4 (5.97%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 4 (5.97%) Network Architect
8 4 (5.97%) Voice Architect
9 3 (4.48%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 3 (4.48%) 3rd Line Support
9 3 (4.48%) IT Analyst
9 3 (4.48%) SOC Analyst
9 3 (4.48%) Test Manager
9 3 (4.48%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.46%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 13 (19.40%) Computer Science
1 13 (19.40%) Data Centre
2 12 (17.91%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (10.45%) Fat Client
3 7 (10.45%) Thin Client
4 6 (8.96%) Clustering
5 4 (5.97%) Management Information System
6 3 (4.48%) PKI
7 2 (2.99%) Blackberry
7 2 (2.99%) Security Operations Centre
7 2 (2.99%) Statistics
7 2 (2.99%) Virtual Team
8 1 (1.49%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (1.49%) Life Science
8 1 (1.49%) LIMS
8 1 (1.49%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 43 (64.18%) Windows
2 24 (35.82%) Windows 7
3 16 (23.88%) Windows Server 2008
4 15 (22.39%) Windows Server
5 10 (14.93%) Windows 8
6 9 (13.43%) Windows 10
6 9 (13.43%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (8.96%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (7.46%) Linux
8 5 (7.46%) Unix
9 4 (5.97%) Apple iOS
9 4 (5.97%) Mac OS
9 4 (5.97%) Solaris
9 4 (5.97%) Windows Vista
10 1 (1.49%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (1.49%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (38.81%) ITIL
2 17 (25.37%) Software Delivery
3 13 (19.40%) Incident Management
4 11 (16.42%) Migration
5 10 (14.93%) Change Management
5 10 (14.93%) Problem Management
5 10 (14.93%) Service Management
6 9 (13.43%) Software Deployment
7 7 (10.45%) Trend Analysis
8 6 (8.96%) Information Security
8 6 (8.96%) PRINCE2
8 6 (8.96%) Server Building
9 5 (7.46%) Presales
9 5 (7.46%) Service Delivery
9 5 (7.46%) TOGAF
10 4 (5.97%) Operational Acceptance Testing
10 4 (5.97%) Software Distribution
11 3 (4.48%) Cybersecurity
11 3 (4.48%) Infrastructure Management
11 3 (4.48%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 15 (22.39%) SQL
2 11 (16.42%) PowerShell
3 10 (14.93%) VBScript
4 8 (11.94%) VB
5 5 (7.46%) T-SQL
6 2 (2.99%) VB6
Qualifications
1 28 (41.79%) Security Cleared
2 16 (23.88%) SC Cleared
3 9 (13.43%) DV Cleared
4 7 (10.45%) MCITP
4 7 (10.45%) MCP
4 7 (10.45%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (8.96%) BPSS Clearance
5 6 (8.96%) Degree
6 4 (5.97%) CCNA
6 4 (5.97%) CCNP
6 4 (5.97%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (5.97%) MCSA
6 4 (5.97%) VCP4
6 4 (5.97%) VCP5
6 4 (5.97%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (2.99%) CISSP
8 1 (1.49%) A+ Certification
8 1 (1.49%) MCTS
8 1 (1.49%) Network+ Certification
8 1 (1.49%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.96%) Disclosure Scotland
1 6 (8.96%) QA
2 4 (5.97%) SLA
3 3 (4.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (1.49%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 41 (61.19%) Active Directory
2 16 (23.88%) Microsoft App-V
2 16 (23.88%) XenApp
3 13 (19.40%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (11.94%) Hyper-V
4 8 (11.94%) XenDesktop
4 8 (11.94%) XenServer
5 2 (2.99%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 2 (2.99%) Sendmail
5 2 (2.99%) VMware ESX
5 2 (2.99%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (2.99%) VMware GSX
6 1 (1.49%) Firmware
6 1 (1.49%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 27 (40.30%) SCCM
2 15 (22.39%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 4 (5.97%) Norton AntiVirus
4 3 (4.48%) MOM
4 3 (4.48%) Nessus
4 3 (4.48%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 2 (2.99%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 2 (2.99%) SCOM
5 2 (2.99%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 2 (2.99%) WSUS
6 1 (1.49%) AirWatch
6 1 (1.49%) Backup Exec
6 1 (1.49%) CA Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 62 (92.54%) Microsoft
2 25 (37.31%) VMware
3 19 (28.36%) Citrix
4 16 (23.88%) AppSense
5 11 (16.42%) Altiris
6 10 (14.93%) Lotus
7 8 (11.94%) HP
8 7 (10.45%) Intel Security
9 6 (8.96%) Cisco
9 6 (8.96%) ThinPrint
10 5 (7.46%) Oracle
10 5 (7.46%) Symantec
11 4 (5.97%) Apple
11 4 (5.97%) NetApp
11 4 (5.97%) Supermicro
12 3 (4.48%) CheckPoint
12 3 (4.48%) F5
12 3 (4.48%) ScanSafe
12 3 (4.48%) Sourcefire
12 3 (4.48%) Splunk
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