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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Systems Management Server (SMS)
Rank 490 487 459
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -28
Contract jobs citing Systems Management Server (SMS) 67 52 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.14% 0.12% 0.14%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.75% 1.62% 2.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 26 39
Average daily rate
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£175 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-46.15% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £98 £225 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £398 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £210 £375 £268
% change year-on-year
-44.00% +40.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 3
Average hourly rate £55.65 £26.50 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+110.00% +89.28%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £55.65 £26.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+110.00% +89.28%
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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
3837 3205 2665
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 8.26% 7.29% 6.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 2353 1888 1467
Average daily rate £425 £393 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.28% +4.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £503 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £330 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.84% -5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 125 133 198
Average hourly rate £18.70 £19.75 £23.88
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.31% -17.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.55 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £33.98 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £21.00 £25.25
% change year-on-year
+2.38% -16.83%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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
South East +13 24 £350 +27.27% 3
London 0 22 £223 -34.07% 4
North West -3 13 £110 - 3
East of England +1 4 £110 +10.00% 1
West Midlands +1 3 £206 -54.41%
South West -25 2 £325 +19.81% 1
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Systems Management Server (SMS)
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 January 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).

1 126 (87.50%) Microsoft
2 99 (68.75%) Windows
3 77 (53.47%) Active Directory
4 65 (45.14%) MS Excel
5 63 (43.75%) SCCM
6 52 (36.11%) Windows Server 2008
7 51 (35.42%) Security Cleared
7 51 (35.42%) MS Office
7 51 (35.42%) Windows Server 2003
8 48 (33.33%) Windows 7
9 47 (32.64%) VMware
10 42 (29.17%) Windows XP
11 40 (27.78%) ITIL
12 39 (27.08%) VMware Infrastructure
13 38 (26.39%) HP
14 35 (24.31%) SLA
15 33 (22.92%) SC Cleared
16 31 (21.53%) MCP
16 31 (21.53%) Service Management
17 30 (20.83%) SQL
18 27 (18.75%) Citrix
19 26 (18.06%) Lotus
19 26 (18.06%) IBM Notes
20 24 (16.67%) DNS
21 23 (15.97%) OpenView
22 22 (15.28%) PowerShell
23 21 (14.58%) Hyper-V
24 20 (13.89%) Oracle
24 20 (13.89%) OpenView Configuration Management
25 19 (13.19%) VBScript

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

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 26 (18.06%) IBM Notes
2 15 (10.42%) MS Exchange
3 10 (6.94%) IIS
4 9 (6.25%) SharePoint
5 7 (4.86%) OpenStack
5 7 (4.86%) BizTalk Server
5 7 (4.86%) Exchange Server 2003
6 6 (4.17%) SharePoint Server
6 6 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (2.08%) Documentum
7 3 (2.08%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 65 (45.14%) MS Excel
2 51 (35.42%) MS Office
3 6 (4.17%) MS Visio
3 6 (4.17%) MS Project
4 3 (2.08%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.69%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (1.39%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (1.39%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.69%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 7 (4.86%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (2.08%) OpenShift
3 1 (0.69%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 24 (16.67%) DNS
2 19 (13.19%) DHCP
3 16 (11.11%) Firewall
4 14 (9.72%) SAN
5 13 (9.03%) WAN
6 12 (8.33%) LAN
7 11 (7.64%) TCP/IP
8 9 (6.25%) NAS
8 9 (6.25%) Broadband
9 5 (3.47%) Network Security
9 5 (3.47%) Cisco ASA
9 5 (3.47%) Cisco IOS
9 5 (3.47%) Junos
9 5 (3.47%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 5 (3.47%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 5 (3.47%) PBX
9 5 (3.47%) VoIP
9 5 (3.47%) SSL
9 5 (3.47%) VPN
9 5 (3.47%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (11.81%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.17%) SQL Server 2005
3 5 (3.47%) MySQL
3 5 (3.47%) SQL Server 2000
4 3 (2.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (2.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (2.08%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 2 (1.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (1.39%) Oracle OLAP
5 2 (1.39%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (1.39%) Data Mining
5 2 (1.39%) OLAP
5 2 (1.39%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (1.39%) MS Access
5 2 (1.39%) OLAP Cube
5 2 (1.39%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.39%) Oracle Database
5 2 (1.39%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (1.39%) QlikView
6 1 (0.69%) IDOL
Development Applications
1 12 (8.33%) MSI
1 12 (8.33%) StarTeam
2 2 (1.39%) QuickTest Pro
2 2 (1.39%) LoadRunner
2 2 (1.39%) Wise Package Studio
3 1 (0.69%) Eclipse
3 1 (0.69%) InstallShield
General
1 16 (11.11%) Telecoms
2 11 (7.64%) Finance
3 5 (3.47%) Banking
4 4 (2.78%) Investment Banking
5 3 (2.08%) French Language
6 2 (1.39%) Front Office
7 1 (0.69%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.69%) Publishing
7 1 (0.69%) Spanish Language
7 1 (0.69%) Marketing
7 1 (0.69%) Retail
7 1 (0.69%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 31 (21.53%) Analyst
2 24 (16.67%) Service Analyst
2 24 (16.67%) Service Desk Analyst
3 13 (9.03%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 12 (8.33%) Consultant
5 9 (6.25%) Administrator
5 9 (6.25%) Support Engineer
6 8 (5.56%) Integration Engineer
7 7 (4.86%) SCCM Engineer
7 7 (4.86%) Desktop Engineer
8 6 (4.17%) 2nd Line Support
8 6 (4.17%) 3rd Line Support
9 5 (3.47%) Build Engineer
9 5 (3.47%) Architect
9 5 (3.47%) Desktop Support
9 5 (3.47%) Network Engineer
9 5 (3.47%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 4 (2.78%) Windows Administrator
10 4 (2.78%) Integration Manager
10 4 (2.78%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.47%) Application Packaging
2 3 (2.08%) .NET
3 2 (1.39%) Software Packaging
3 2 (1.39%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.69%) jQuery
4 1 (0.69%) XML
4 1 (0.69%) HTML
4 1 (0.69%) WSH
4 1 (0.69%) JSON
4 1 (0.69%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 12 (8.33%) Management Information System
2 11 (7.64%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (6.25%) Open Source
4 7 (4.86%) Clustering
5 5 (3.47%) Cryptography
6 4 (2.78%) Replication
6 4 (2.78%) Blackberry
6 4 (2.78%) Client/Server
6 4 (2.78%) Enterprise Storage
7 3 (2.08%) Fat Client
7 3 (2.08%) Thin Client
7 3 (2.08%) Data Protection Act
7 3 (2.08%) PKI
8 2 (1.39%) Smartphone
8 2 (1.39%) Algorithms
8 2 (1.39%) iPad
8 2 (1.39%) iPhone
9 1 (0.69%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 99 (68.75%) Windows
2 52 (36.11%) Windows Server 2008
3 51 (35.42%) Windows Server 2003
4 48 (33.33%) Windows 7
5 42 (29.17%) Windows XP
6 16 (11.11%) Windows Vista
6 16 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
7 14 (9.72%) Windows 2000
7 14 (9.72%) Windows 8
8 11 (7.64%) Linux
9 7 (4.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 6 (4.17%) UNIX
11 5 (3.47%) Windows NT
12 4 (2.78%) Windows 2000 Server
13 1 (0.69%) Solaris
13 1 (0.69%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (27.78%) ITIL
2 31 (21.53%) Service Management
3 15 (10.42%) Configuration Management
4 13 (9.03%) Software Deployment
5 12 (8.33%) Service Delivery
6 11 (7.64%) Time Management
6 11 (7.64%) Project Management
7 9 (6.25%) Disaster Recovery
8 8 (5.56%) Change Management
8 8 (5.56%) Migration
8 8 (5.56%) Network Management
9 7 (4.86%) System Testing
9 7 (4.86%) Mentoring
9 7 (4.86%) Coaching
10 6 (4.17%) Data Protection
11 5 (3.47%) Load Balancing
11 5 (3.47%) Network Monitoring
11 5 (3.47%) Incident Management
11 5 (3.47%) Network Design
12 4 (2.78%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 30 (20.83%) SQL
2 22 (15.28%) PowerShell
3 19 (13.19%) VBScript
4 18 (12.50%) VB
5 7 (4.86%) Shell Script
6 3 (2.08%) C#
7 1 (0.69%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.69%) C
7 1 (0.69%) Java
7 1 (0.69%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.69%) Perl
7 1 (0.69%) PHP
7 1 (0.69%) VB.NET
7 1 (0.69%) VBA
Qualifications
1 51 (35.42%) Security Cleared
2 33 (22.92%) SC Cleared
3 31 (21.53%) MCP
4 17 (11.81%) Microsoft Certification
5 16 (11.11%) DV Cleared
6 15 (10.42%) MCSE
7 7 (4.86%) RHCSA
7 7 (4.86%) RHCE
7 7 (4.86%) RHCA
8 5 (3.47%) Degree
9 4 (2.78%) CCNA
9 4 (2.78%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.69%) AAT
10 1 (0.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 1 (0.69%) ISEB
10 1 (0.69%) ISTQB
10 1 (0.69%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (0.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (24.31%) SLA
2 5 (3.47%) JSP 440
2 5 (3.47%) QA
3 1 (0.69%) P3O
System Software
1 77 (53.47%) Active Directory
2 39 (27.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (14.58%) Hyper-V
4 13 (9.03%) Microsoft App-V
5 12 (8.33%) vSphere
6 10 (6.94%) Terminal Services
6 10 (6.94%) XenApp
7 8 (5.56%) VMware ESXi
8 7 (4.86%) XenDesktop
8 7 (4.86%) ISA Server
8 7 (4.86%) VMware ESX
8 7 (4.86%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 3 (2.08%) Novell eDirectory
9 3 (2.08%) Terminal Server
9 3 (2.08%) MetaFrame
10 2 (1.39%) XenServer
10 2 (1.39%) UAG
10 2 (1.39%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 1 (0.69%) IAG
11 1 (0.69%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 63 (43.75%) SCCM
2 23 (15.97%) OpenView
3 20 (13.89%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 13 (9.03%) SCOM
5 8 (5.56%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 7 (4.86%) Norton AntiVirus
6 7 (4.86%) BladeLogic
7 5 (3.47%) WhatsUp Gold
8 4 (2.78%) BMC Marimba
9 3 (2.08%) HP Data Protector
9 3 (2.08%) SCOrch
9 3 (2.08%) MOM
10 2 (1.39%) WSUS
10 2 (1.39%) Backup Exec
10 2 (1.39%) ARCserve
10 2 (1.39%) Unicenter
10 2 (1.39%) SCSM
10 2 (1.39%) SAP Afaria
10 2 (1.39%) HP Quality Center
10 2 (1.39%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 126 (87.50%) Microsoft
2 47 (32.64%) VMware
3 38 (26.39%) HP
4 27 (18.75%) Citrix
5 26 (18.06%) Lotus
6 20 (13.89%) Oracle
7 14 (9.72%) Altiris
8 13 (9.03%) Symantec
9 12 (8.33%) Cisco
10 8 (5.56%) CheckPoint
10 8 (5.56%) Borland
10 8 (5.56%) EMC
11 7 (4.86%) Red Hat
11 7 (4.86%) McAfee
12 6 (4.17%) Juniper
12 6 (4.17%) Intel
12 6 (4.17%) F5
13 5 (3.47%) TippingPoint
13 5 (3.47%) 3PAR
14 4 (2.78%) NetApp
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