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 10 December 2016 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
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Systems Management Server (SMS)
Rank 560 580 524
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -56
Contract jobs citing Systems Management Server (SMS) 43 41 90
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.094% 0.081% 0.17%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.86% 0.97% 1.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 21 53
Median daily rate £250 £350 £203
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.57% +72.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £275 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £393 £388 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £250 £325 £210
% change year-on-year
-23.07% +54.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 4
Median hourly rate £13.00 £9.00 £15.36
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+44.44% -41.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £9.00 £12.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.60 £14.40 £131.02
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.00 £9.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+44.44% -35.71%
Systems Management Server (SMS)
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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
5010 4244 4694
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 10.93% 8.43% 9.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 3233 2645 2916
Median daily rate £475 £450 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £290 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 119 154 164
Median hourly rate £18.50 £18.25 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.36% -20.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £13.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.80 £40.15 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £23.75
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -26.31%

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 10 December 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Systems Management Server (SMS) within the England region over the 3 months to 10 December 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
North East -16 14 £214 -23.66%
South East +18 13 £270 -29.18%
North West +9 11 £125 -61.53%
London +3 2 £308 -13.68% 6
Midlands - 2 £475 -
East of England -1 1 - -
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Systems Management Server (SMS)
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 10 December 2016, 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 84 (97.67%) Microsoft
2 62 (72.09%) Windows
3 58 (67.44%) Active Directory
4 45 (52.33%) SCCM
5 41 (47.67%) VMware
6 39 (45.35%) DHCP
6 39 (45.35%) DNS
7 37 (43.02%) Security Cleared
8 36 (41.86%) Citrix
9 34 (39.53%) Microsoft App-V
10 33 (38.37%) AppSense
10 33 (38.37%) XenApp
10 33 (38.37%) Windows 7
11 32 (37.21%) Software Delivery
12 29 (33.72%) ITIL
13 26 (30.23%) SQL
14 24 (27.91%) XenServer
14 24 (27.91%) XenDesktop
14 24 (27.91%) Windows Server
15 23 (26.74%) PowerShell
15 23 (26.74%) SC Cleared
15 23 (26.74%) Computer Science
16 21 (24.42%) VBScript
17 19 (22.09%) VB
17 19 (22.09%) OpenView Configuration Management
17 19 (22.09%) Windows Server 2008
18 17 (19.77%) MSI
18 17 (19.77%) BPSS Clearance
19 16 (18.60%) Disclosure Scotland
19 16 (18.60%) MS Office

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 14 (16.28%) MS Exchange
2 12 (13.95%) Exchange Server 2010
3 11 (12.79%) Skype for Business
4 10 (11.63%) SharePoint
5 8 (9.30%) IBM Notes
6 5 (5.81%) Apache
6 5 (5.81%) Tomcat
6 5 (5.81%) WebLogic
7 2 (2.33%) Exchange Server 5.5
8 1 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 16 (18.60%) MS Office
2 15 (17.44%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.16%) MS Project
3 1 (1.16%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.16%) Oracle CRM
2 1 (1.16%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.33%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (2.33%) Office 365
2 1 (1.16%) SaaS
2 1 (1.16%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 39 (45.35%) DHCP
1 39 (45.35%) DNS
2 13 (15.12%) Wi-Fi
3 12 (13.95%) SAN
4 10 (11.63%) Firewall
5 9 (10.47%) 3G
6 8 (9.30%) NAS
6 8 (9.30%) WLAN
7 6 (6.98%) LAN
7 6 (6.98%) WAN
8 5 (5.81%) ADSL
8 5 (5.81%) DMZ
8 5 (5.81%) MPLS
8 5 (5.81%) VoIP
9 4 (4.65%) VPN
10 3 (3.49%) Cisco ASA
10 3 (3.49%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 3 (3.49%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 3 (3.49%) TCP/IP
11 2 (2.33%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.49%) MySQL
1 3 (3.49%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.16%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.16%) MongoDB
2 1 (1.16%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.16%) Redis
2 1 (1.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 17 (19.77%) MSI
2 3 (3.49%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.16%) InstallShield
3 1 (1.16%) Mercurial
3 1 (1.16%) TestDirector
General
1 3 (3.49%) Military
2 2 (2.33%) Finance
3 1 (1.16%) Legal
3 1 (1.16%) Multimedia
3 1 (1.16%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (1.16%) Publishing
3 1 (1.16%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (16.28%) Analyst
2 12 (13.95%) Desktop Engineer
3 11 (12.79%) Desktop Support
4 8 (9.30%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 8 (9.30%) Service Desk Analyst
5 7 (8.14%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
5 7 (8.14%) Build Engineer
5 7 (8.14%) Service Analyst
6 6 (6.98%) 2nd Line Support
7 5 (5.81%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
7 5 (5.81%) Architect
8 4 (4.65%) 3rd Line Support
8 4 (4.65%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 4 (4.65%) Network Architect
8 4 (4.65%) Support Engineer
8 4 (4.65%) Voice Architect
9 3 (3.49%) Integration Engineer
9 3 (3.49%) Project Manager
9 3 (3.49%) Test Manager
9 3 (3.49%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.81%) J2EE
2 1 (1.16%) .NET
2 1 (1.16%) AngularJS
2 1 (1.16%) ASP.NET
2 1 (1.16%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (1.16%) CSS
2 1 (1.16%) CSS3
2 1 (1.16%) HTML
2 1 (1.16%) HTML5
2 1 (1.16%) jQuery
2 1 (1.16%) JSON
2 1 (1.16%) RabbitMQ
2 1 (1.16%) SignalR
Miscellaneous
1 23 (26.74%) Computer Science
2 13 (15.12%) Data Centre
3 11 (12.79%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (10.47%) Fat Client
4 9 (10.47%) Thin Client
5 6 (6.98%) Clustering
6 4 (4.65%) Management Information System
7 3 (3.49%) PKI
8 2 (2.33%) Replication
8 2 (2.33%) Security Operations Centre
8 2 (2.33%) Virtual Team
9 1 (1.16%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (1.16%) Enterprise Storage
9 1 (1.16%) Life Science
9 1 (1.16%) LIMS
9 1 (1.16%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 62 (72.09%) Windows
2 33 (38.37%) Windows 7
3 24 (27.91%) Windows Server
4 19 (22.09%) Windows Server 2008
5 12 (13.95%) Windows 8
5 12 (13.95%) Windows Server 2003
6 10 (11.63%) Windows 10
7 6 (6.98%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (5.81%) Linux
8 5 (5.81%) Solaris
8 5 (5.81%) Unix
9 4 (4.65%) Apple iOS
9 4 (4.65%) Mac OS
9 4 (4.65%) Windows Vista
10 2 (2.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (37.21%) Software Delivery
2 29 (33.72%) ITIL
3 12 (13.95%) Migration
4 11 (12.79%) Incident Management
5 10 (11.63%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 10 (11.63%) Service Management
6 9 (10.47%) Change Management
6 9 (10.47%) Software Distribution
7 8 (9.30%) Problem Management
7 8 (9.30%) Trend Analysis
8 7 (8.14%) PRINCE2
8 7 (8.14%) Server Building
8 7 (8.14%) Service Delivery
9 6 (6.98%) Information Security
9 6 (6.98%) Software Deployment
10 5 (5.81%) Presales
10 5 (5.81%) TOGAF
11 3 (3.49%) Agile Software Development
11 3 (3.49%) Network Design
11 3 (3.49%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 26 (30.23%) SQL
2 23 (26.74%) PowerShell
3 21 (24.42%) VBScript
4 19 (22.09%) VB
5 15 (17.44%) T-SQL
6 2 (2.33%) VB6
7 1 (1.16%) C#
7 1 (1.16%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 37 (43.02%) Security Cleared
2 23 (26.74%) SC Cleared
3 17 (19.77%) BPSS Clearance
4 15 (17.44%) Degree
5 10 (11.63%) DV Cleared
6 9 (10.47%) MCP
7 8 (9.30%) Microsoft Certification
8 6 (6.98%) MCSA
9 5 (5.81%) MCITP
10 4 (4.65%) CCNA
10 4 (4.65%) CCNP
10 4 (4.65%) Cisco Certification
10 4 (4.65%) VCP4
10 4 (4.65%) VCP5
10 4 (4.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 2 (2.33%) CISSP
12 1 (1.16%) A+ Certification
12 1 (1.16%) MCSE
12 1 (1.16%) MCTS
12 1 (1.16%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (18.60%) Disclosure Scotland
2 6 (6.98%) QA
3 4 (4.65%) SLA
4 3 (3.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (1.16%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 58 (67.44%) Active Directory
2 34 (39.53%) Microsoft App-V
3 33 (38.37%) XenApp
4 24 (27.91%) XenDesktop
4 24 (27.91%) XenServer
5 16 (18.60%) VMware Infrastructure
6 15 (17.44%) Hyper-V
7 2 (2.33%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 2 (2.33%) VMware ESX
7 2 (2.33%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (2.33%) VMware GSX
8 1 (1.16%) Firmware
8 1 (1.16%) ISA Server
8 1 (1.16%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 45 (52.33%) SCCM
2 19 (22.09%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 3 (3.49%) MOM
3 3 (3.49%) Nessus
3 3 (3.49%) Norton AntiVirus
3 3 (3.49%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 2 (2.33%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 2 (2.33%) SCOM
4 2 (2.33%) WSUS
5 1 (1.16%) AirWatch
5 1 (1.16%) Backup Exec
5 1 (1.16%) CA Single Sign-On
5 1 (1.16%) PowerCLI
5 1 (1.16%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 84 (97.67%) Microsoft
2 41 (47.67%) VMware
3 36 (41.86%) Citrix
4 33 (38.37%) AppSense
5 14 (16.28%) Altiris
6 8 (9.30%) HP
6 8 (9.30%) Lotus
6 8 (9.30%) ThinPrint
7 6 (6.98%) Cisco
7 6 (6.98%) Intel Security
7 6 (6.98%) Oracle
8 4 (4.65%) Apple
8 4 (4.65%) NetApp
8 4 (4.65%) Supermicro
8 4 (4.65%) Symantec
9 3 (3.49%) CheckPoint
9 3 (3.49%) F5
9 3 (3.49%) ScanSafe
9 3 (3.49%) Sourcefire
9 3 (3.49%) Splunk