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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Systems Management Server (SMS)
Rank 551 514 498
Rank change year-on-year
-37 -16
Contract jobs citing Systems Management Server (SMS) 38 63 73
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.072% 0.13% 0.15%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.86% 1.54% 1.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 30 45
Average daily rate
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£320 £291 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.15% -9.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £171 £131
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £480 £342
UK excluding London average daily rate £210 £325 £273
% change year-on-year
-35.38% +19.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 16 7
Average hourly rate £19.03 £20.06 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.13% -8.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.30 £14.49 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.82 £27.50 £30.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.03 £17.50 £17.25
% change year-on-year
+8.74% +1.44%
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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
4429 4080 3690
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 8.33% 8.11% 7.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 2738 2419 2163
Average daily rate £413 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £254 £238 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 141 143 156
Average hourly rate £22.50 £19.00 £20.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.42% -8.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.07 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.43 £32.17 £40.29
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £19.91 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+7.98% -0.45%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 +9 13 £345 +18.96% 10
South East -23 11 £100 -73.68% 3
South West -12 5 - - 1
North West -45 3 £260 +121.27% 2
North East -24 2 £200 -55.55%
Yorkshire - 2 - - 2
East of England - 1 £388 - 3
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Systems Management Server (SMS)
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 53 (69.74%) Microsoft
2 51 (67.11%) Windows
3 38 (50.00%) SQL
3 38 (50.00%) Active Directory
4 34 (44.74%) MS Excel
5 32 (42.11%) SCCM
6 25 (32.89%) Windows 7
6 25 (32.89%) VMware
7 24 (31.58%) Windows XP
8 22 (28.95%) VBScript
9 19 (25.00%) MS Office
10 17 (22.37%) SQL Server
10 17 (22.37%) VB
10 17 (22.37%) Security Cleared
11 15 (19.74%) Windows Server 2003
12 14 (18.42%) McAfee
12 14 (18.42%) Windows Server 2008
12 14 (18.42%) Analytical Skills
13 13 (17.11%) Relational Database
13 13 (17.11%) Agile Software Development
13 13 (17.11%) T-SQL
13 13 (17.11%) JavaScript
14 12 (15.79%) Java
14 12 (15.79%) Scrum
14 12 (15.79%) GitHub
14 12 (15.79%) API Development
15 11 (14.47%) IIS
15 11 (14.47%) ITIL
15 11 (14.47%) PowerShell
16 10 (13.16%) VMware Infrastructure

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

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 (14.47%) IIS
2 4 (5.26%) MS Exchange
3 3 (3.95%) SharePoint
3 3 (3.95%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (1.32%) Confluence
5 1 (1.32%) IBM Notes
5 1 (1.32%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (1.32%) CMS
5 1 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 34 (44.74%) MS Excel
2 19 (25.00%) MS Office
3 2 (2.63%) MS Project
3 2 (2.63%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (2.63%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (1.32%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (3.95%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (3.95%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.32%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (1.32%) Oracle CRM
Cloud Services
1 12 (15.79%) GitHub
2 2 (2.63%) IaaS
3 1 (1.32%) Google Analytics
3 1 (1.32%) SaaS
3 1 (1.32%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (10.53%) TCP/IP
1 8 (10.53%) DNS
2 6 (7.89%) VPN
2 6 (7.89%) HTTP
3 5 (6.58%) DHCP
3 5 (6.58%) SAN
4 3 (3.95%) LAN
5 2 (2.63%) LDAP
5 2 (2.63%) FTP
5 2 (2.63%) WAN
5 2 (2.63%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (2.63%) IPsec
5 2 (2.63%) Wireshark
5 2 (2.63%) Network Security
5 2 (2.63%) Software-Defined Networking
5 2 (2.63%) WebEx
6 1 (1.32%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (1.32%) NAS
6 1 (1.32%) Junos
6 1 (1.32%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (22.37%) SQL Server
2 13 (17.11%) Relational Database
3 3 (3.95%) Big Data
4 2 (2.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (1.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (1.32%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 7 (9.21%) Git (software)
1 7 (9.21%) Jenkins
2 6 (7.89%) MSI
3 2 (2.63%) Wise Package Studio
4 1 (1.32%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.32%) InstallShield
4 1 (1.32%) AdminStudio
4 1 (1.32%) JIRA
General
1 6 (7.89%) Telecoms
1 6 (7.89%) Finance
2 4 (5.26%) Marketing
3 2 (2.63%) Banking
4 1 (1.32%) Retail
4 1 (1.32%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.32%) Front Office
4 1 (1.32%) Legal
4 1 (1.32%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.32%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 14 (18.42%) Support Engineer
2 13 (17.11%) Developer
3 9 (11.84%) Java Developer
4 8 (10.53%) Analyst
5 6 (7.89%) Desktop Engineer
5 6 (7.89%) 3rd Line Support
6 5 (6.58%) Applications Packager
6 5 (6.58%) 2nd Line Support
6 5 (6.58%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 5 (6.58%) Desktop Support
6 5 (6.58%) Systems Engineer
7 4 (5.26%) Consultant
7 4 (5.26%) Network Engineer
7 4 (5.26%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 3 (3.95%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 3 (3.95%) Network Support
8 3 (3.95%) Data Analyst
9 2 (2.63%) Technical Consultant
9 2 (2.63%) Service Analyst
9 2 (2.63%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (9.21%) Middleware
1 7 (9.21%) Spring
1 7 (9.21%) Application Packaging
1 7 (9.21%) JPA
1 7 (9.21%) RabbitMQ
1 7 (9.21%) REST
1 7 (9.21%) AngularJS
1 7 (9.21%) Twitter Bootstrap
1 7 (9.21%) HATEOAS
1 7 (9.21%) Spring Boot
2 6 (7.89%) JSON
2 6 (7.89%) .NET
3 5 (6.58%) jQuery
4 4 (5.26%) CSS
5 3 (3.95%) Software Packaging
6 2 (2.63%) HTML
6 2 (2.63%) ASP.NET
6 2 (2.63%) XML
7 1 (1.32%) Swing
7 1 (1.32%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 14 (18.42%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (6.58%) Data Centre
3 4 (5.26%) Client/Server
4 3 (3.95%) NHS
5 2 (2.63%) Public Cloud
5 2 (2.63%) Blackberry
5 2 (2.63%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.63%) Clustering
5 2 (2.63%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.63%) CMDB
6 1 (1.32%) Fat Client
6 1 (1.32%) Social Media
6 1 (1.32%) iPad
6 1 (1.32%) Mobile Banking
6 1 (1.32%) User Experience
6 1 (1.32%) IVR
6 1 (1.32%) Cryptography
6 1 (1.32%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 51 (67.11%) Windows
2 25 (32.89%) Windows 7
3 24 (31.58%) Windows XP
4 15 (19.74%) Windows Server 2003
5 14 (18.42%) Windows Server 2008
6 10 (13.16%) Linux
7 5 (6.58%) Windows 8
8 4 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (5.26%) Windows 2000
9 2 (2.63%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (1.32%) Mac OS
10 1 (1.32%) Windows Vista
10 1 (1.32%) Android
10 1 (1.32%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (17.11%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (15.79%) Scrum
2 12 (15.79%) API Development
3 11 (14.47%) ITIL
4 10 (13.16%) Change Management
4 10 (13.16%) Workflow
4 10 (13.16%) User Stories
5 9 (11.84%) Web Development
6 8 (10.53%) Release Management
7 7 (9.21%) Continuous Integration
7 7 (9.21%) Software Delivery
8 6 (7.89%) Migration
9 5 (6.58%) CRM
9 5 (6.58%) Business Analysis
9 5 (6.58%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
9 5 (6.58%) Use Case
10 4 (5.26%) Project Management
10 4 (5.26%) Mentoring
10 4 (5.26%) Software Distribution
11 3 (3.95%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 38 (50.00%) SQL
2 22 (28.95%) VBScript
3 17 (22.37%) VB
4 13 (17.11%) T-SQL
4 13 (17.11%) JavaScript
5 12 (15.79%) Java
6 11 (14.47%) PowerShell
7 7 (9.21%) Shell Script
8 5 (6.58%) PHP
9 3 (3.95%) C#
10 2 (2.63%) C++
10 2 (2.63%) C
11 1 (1.32%) X++
Qualifications
1 17 (22.37%) Security Cleared
2 8 (10.53%) Degree
3 7 (9.21%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (6.58%) SC Cleared
5 4 (5.26%) MCSE
6 1 (1.32%) MCP
6 1 (1.32%) MOS
6 1 (1.32%) MCDST
6 1 (1.32%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (1.32%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.58%) SLA
2 1 (1.32%) QA
2 1 (1.32%) JSP 440
System Software
1 38 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 10 (13.16%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (13.16%) VMware Workstation
3 7 (9.21%) Docker
4 5 (6.58%) Hyper-V
5 4 (5.26%) Microsoft App-V
5 4 (5.26%) vSphere
6 3 (3.95%) XenApp
6 3 (3.95%) VMware ESX
7 2 (2.63%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 2 (2.63%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (1.32%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 32 (42.11%) SCCM
2 5 (6.58%) SCOM
3 4 (5.26%) MOM
3 4 (5.26%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 3 (3.95%) WMI
4 3 (3.95%) WSUS
5 2 (2.63%) BMC Marimba
5 2 (2.63%) HP SIM
5 2 (2.63%) SAP Afaria
5 2 (2.63%) HP Data Protector
5 2 (2.63%) BladeLogic
5 2 (2.63%) ARCserve
5 2 (2.63%) Unicenter
6 1 (1.32%) ZENworks
6 1 (1.32%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (1.32%) Backup Exec
6 1 (1.32%) OpenView
6 1 (1.32%) CiscoWorks
6 1 (1.32%) WhatsUp Gold
6 1 (1.32%) NetVault Backup
Vendors
1 53 (69.74%) Microsoft
2 25 (32.89%) VMware
3 14 (18.42%) McAfee
4 9 (11.84%) HP
5 5 (6.58%) Oracle
5 5 (6.58%) Citrix
6 4 (5.26%) Cisco
7 3 (3.95%) BMC
7 3 (3.95%) Sophos
7 3 (3.95%) LANDesk
8 2 (2.63%) Brocade
8 2 (2.63%) Lumension
8 2 (2.63%) CA
8 2 (2.63%) Remedy
8 2 (2.63%) AppSense
8 2 (2.63%) Altiris
9 1 (1.32%) Google
9 1 (1.32%) Juniper
9 1 (1.32%) NetApp
9 1 (1.32%) Lotus
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