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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Systems Management Server (SMS)
Rank 540 499 443
Rank change year-on-year
-41 -56
Contract jobs citing Systems Management Server (SMS) 39 54 81
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.079% 0.11% 0.19%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.00% 1.47% 2.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 30 45
Average daily rate
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£375 £223 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+68.53% -1.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £118 £90
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £280 £235
% change year-on-year
+33.92% +19.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 0 3
Average hourly rate £20.19 - £16.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.19 - £14.25
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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
3881 3672 3069
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 7.89% 7.65% 7.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 2452 2172 1770
Average daily rate £415 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.09% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £224 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 172 140 168
Average hourly rate £20.19 £22.25 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.28% +11.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.55 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.00 £45.00 £38.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.19 £25.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-19.26% +25.00%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 -16 13 £381 +57.21% 7
South East -18 10 £338 -10.00% 4
South West +16 8 £375 -6.25% 1
North East -9 2 - -
North West -27 1 £500 +132.55%
Yorkshire - 1 £150 -
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Systems Management Server (SMS)
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 81 (81.82%) Microsoft
2 63 (63.64%) Windows
3 53 (53.54%) Active Directory
4 50 (50.51%) MS Excel
4 50 (50.51%) SCCM
5 46 (46.46%) SQL
6 40 (40.40%) VMware
7 36 (36.36%) Windows 7
8 35 (35.35%) Security Cleared
9 33 (33.33%) MS Office
10 31 (31.31%) Windows Server 2003
10 31 (31.31%) Windows Server 2008
11 29 (29.29%) Windows XP
12 26 (26.26%) VBScript
12 26 (26.26%) VB
12 26 (26.26%) VMware Infrastructure
13 22 (22.22%) PowerShell
13 22 (22.22%) ITIL
14 21 (21.21%) HP
15 19 (19.19%) SC Cleared
16 17 (17.17%) SLA
16 17 (17.17%) Oracle
17 16 (16.16%) SQL Server
17 16 (16.16%) MCP
18 15 (15.15%) Service Management
18 15 (15.15%) Hyper-V
19 14 (14.14%) OpenView Configuration Management
20 12 (12.12%) Lotus
20 12 (12.12%) Configuration Management
20 12 (12.12%) IBM Notes

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

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 12 (12.12%) IBM Notes
2 11 (11.11%) IIS
3 7 (7.07%) MS Exchange
4 6 (6.06%) SharePoint
5 5 (5.05%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (5.05%) OpenStack
6 4 (4.04%) SharePoint Server
7 3 (3.03%) Documentum
7 3 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2003
7 3 (3.03%) Confluence
8 1 (1.01%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (1.01%) CMS
8 1 (1.01%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 50 (50.51%) MS Excel
2 33 (33.33%) MS Office
3 5 (5.05%) MS Project
4 3 (3.03%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (1.01%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.02%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (2.02%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.01%) GoldMine
2 1 (1.01%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.05%) Cloud Computing
1 5 (5.05%) GitHub
2 3 (3.03%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 11 (11.11%) DNS
2 8 (8.08%) DHCP
3 7 (7.07%) SAN
4 5 (5.05%) TCP/IP
5 4 (4.04%) Broadband
5 4 (4.04%) WAN
6 3 (3.03%) LAN
6 3 (3.03%) PBX
6 3 (3.03%) Firewall
7 2 (2.02%) NAS
7 2 (2.02%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 2 (2.02%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 2 (2.02%) Junos
7 2 (2.02%) Network Security
7 2 (2.02%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (2.02%) Wireshark
7 2 (2.02%) Cisco IOS
7 2 (2.02%) Intranet
7 2 (2.02%) VPN
7 2 (2.02%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (16.16%) SQL Server
2 7 (7.07%) Relational Database
3 5 (5.05%) MySQL
4 4 (4.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (3.03%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 3 (3.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (3.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (2.02%) OLAP Cube
6 2 (2.02%) Oracle OLAP
6 2 (2.02%) QlikView
6 2 (2.02%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (2.02%) Data Mining
6 2 (2.02%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (2.02%) OLAP
7 1 (1.01%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 9 (9.09%) StarTeam
2 6 (6.06%) MSI
3 3 (3.03%) JIRA
3 3 (3.03%) Wise Package Studio
4 2 (2.02%) QuickTest Pro
4 2 (2.02%) LoadRunner
5 1 (1.01%) Visual Studio
5 1 (1.01%) Eclipse
5 1 (1.01%) InstallShield
5 1 (1.01%) AdminStudio
5 1 (1.01%) Git (software)
5 1 (1.01%) Jenkins
General
1 8 (8.08%) Finance
1 8 (8.08%) Telecoms
2 5 (5.05%) Banking
3 2 (2.02%) Retail
3 2 (2.02%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.01%) Legal
4 1 (1.01%) Advertising
4 1 (1.01%) Front Office
4 1 (1.01%) Marketing
4 1 (1.01%) French Language
Job Titles
1 17 (17.17%) Analyst
2 11 (11.11%) Service Analyst
2 11 (11.11%) Service Desk Analyst
3 10 (10.10%) Support Engineer
4 9 (9.09%) Desktop Engineer
4 9 (9.09%) Integration Engineer
5 8 (8.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 7 (7.07%) 3rd Line Support
6 7 (7.07%) Developer
7 6 (6.06%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 6 (6.06%) Desktop Support
8 5 (5.05%) Systems Engineer
9 4 (4.04%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 4 (4.04%) Senior Manager
9 4 (4.04%) 2nd Line Support
9 4 (4.04%) Applications Support
9 4 (4.04%) Consultant
10 3 (3.03%) Applications Packager
10 3 (3.03%) 1st Line Support
10 3 (3.03%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (8.08%) Application Packaging
2 7 (7.07%) .NET
3 5 (5.05%) JSON
4 4 (4.04%) Software Packaging
4 4 (4.04%) jQuery
5 3 (3.03%) ASP.NET
6 2 (2.02%) Spring
7 1 (1.01%) HTML
7 1 (1.01%) XML
7 1 (1.01%) WSH
7 1 (1.01%) Middleware
7 1 (1.01%) JPA
7 1 (1.01%) RabbitMQ
7 1 (1.01%) AngularJS
7 1 (1.01%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 1 (1.01%) HATEOAS
7 1 (1.01%) REST
7 1 (1.01%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 11 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (6.06%) Open Source
3 4 (4.04%) Client/Server
4 3 (3.03%) NHS
4 3 (3.03%) IVR
4 3 (3.03%) Clustering
4 3 (3.03%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.02%) Algorithms
5 2 (2.02%) Mobile Banking
5 2 (2.02%) Fat Client
5 2 (2.02%) PKI
5 2 (2.02%) Cryptography
5 2 (2.02%) Thin Client
6 1 (1.01%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.01%) Replication
6 1 (1.01%) Smartphone
6 1 (1.01%) CMDB
6 1 (1.01%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.01%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 63 (63.64%) Windows
2 36 (36.36%) Windows 7
3 31 (31.31%) Windows Server 2003
3 31 (31.31%) Windows Server 2008
4 29 (29.29%) Windows XP
5 12 (12.12%) Windows 8
6 9 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (8.08%) Linux
8 6 (6.06%) Windows 2000
9 5 (5.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (2.02%) Windows Vista
11 1 (1.01%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (22.22%) ITIL
2 15 (15.15%) Service Management
3 12 (12.12%) Configuration Management
4 9 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (7.07%) Project Management
5 7 (7.07%) Change Management
5 7 (7.07%) Scrum
6 6 (6.06%) Time Management
6 6 (6.06%) Release Management
6 6 (6.06%) Workflow
7 5 (5.05%) Network Management
7 5 (5.05%) Mentoring
8 4 (4.04%) User Stories
8 4 (4.04%) Performance Tuning
8 4 (4.04%) Use Case
8 4 (4.04%) Business Analysis
8 4 (4.04%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
8 4 (4.04%) Incident Management
9 3 (3.03%) CRM
9 3 (3.03%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 46 (46.46%) SQL
2 26 (26.26%) VBScript
2 26 (26.26%) VB
3 22 (22.22%) PowerShell
4 9 (9.09%) T-SQL
5 7 (7.07%) Java
6 6 (6.06%) Shell Script
7 5 (5.05%) JavaScript
8 4 (4.04%) C#
8 4 (4.04%) PHP
9 1 (1.01%) VB.NET
9 1 (1.01%) VBA
9 1 (1.01%) C
9 1 (1.01%) Perl
9 1 (1.01%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 35 (35.35%) Security Cleared
2 19 (19.19%) SC Cleared
3 16 (16.16%) MCP
4 11 (11.11%) DV Cleared
5 9 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
6 7 (7.07%) MCSE
6 7 (7.07%) Degree
7 5 (5.05%) RHCE
7 5 (5.05%) RHCA
7 5 (5.05%) RHCSA
8 3 (3.03%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (3.03%) CCNA
9 1 (1.01%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (1.01%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (17.17%) SLA
2 2 (2.02%) JSP 440
2 2 (2.02%) QA
System Software
1 53 (53.54%) Active Directory
2 26 (26.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (15.15%) Hyper-V
4 8 (8.08%) VMware Workstation
5 7 (7.07%) XenApp
6 5 (5.05%) VMware ESX
6 5 (5.05%) Microsoft App-V
6 5 (5.05%) vSphere
7 3 (3.03%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 3 (3.03%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (2.02%) XenServer
8 2 (2.02%) XenDesktop
9 1 (1.01%) VMware GSX
9 1 (1.01%) VMware Server
9 1 (1.01%) Sendmail
9 1 (1.01%) UAG
9 1 (1.01%) Docker
Systems Management
1 50 (50.51%) SCCM
2 14 (14.14%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 12 (12.12%) OpenView
4 11 (11.11%) SCOM
5 6 (6.06%) BMC Marimba
6 5 (5.05%) MOM
7 3 (3.03%) Unicenter
7 3 (3.03%) ARCserve
7 3 (3.03%) WMI
7 3 (3.03%) HP Data Protector
7 3 (3.03%) SCOrch
8 2 (2.02%) SAP Afaria
8 2 (2.02%) AirWatch
8 2 (2.02%) HP SIM
8 2 (2.02%) HP Quality Center
8 2 (2.02%) WhatsUp Gold
8 2 (2.02%) BladeLogic
9 1 (1.01%) CiscoWorks
9 1 (1.01%) NetBackup
9 1 (1.01%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 81 (81.82%) Microsoft
2 40 (40.40%) VMware
3 21 (21.21%) HP
4 17 (17.17%) Oracle
5 12 (12.12%) Lotus
6 11 (11.11%) McAfee
7 8 (8.08%) Cisco
7 8 (8.08%) Citrix
8 7 (7.07%) Borland
9 5 (5.05%) EMC
9 5 (5.05%) Red Hat
10 4 (4.04%) LANDesk
10 4 (4.04%) Altiris
11 3 (3.03%) BMC
11 3 (3.03%) CA
11 3 (3.03%) CheckPoint
11 3 (3.03%) Lumension
11 3 (3.03%) F5
12 2 (2.02%) 3PAR
12 2 (2.02%) Tableau