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 16 September 2014 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Systems Management Server (SMS)
Rank 511 497 490
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -7
Contract jobs citing Systems Management Server (SMS) 62 74 95
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.12% 0.15% 0.18%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.55% 2.11% 2.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 47 42
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£291 £320 £165
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.06% +93.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £106 £99
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £350 £348
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £320 £150
% change year-on-year
-14.06% +113.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 6 14
Average hourly rate £20.06 £17.25 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.28% +43.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.88 £12.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £30.75 £15.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.78 £17.25 £12.00
% change year-on-year
+8.86% +43.75%
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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
3988 3510 3508
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 7.65% 7.27% 6.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 2389 2103 1880
Average daily rate £400 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £343 £313
% change year-on-year
+2.18% +9.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 144 147 157
Average hourly rate £21.25 £22.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.40% +12.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £13.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £21.75 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+1.14% +17.56%

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 16 September 2014.

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)
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Systems Management Server (SMS) across the England region over the 3 months to 16 September 2014.

Systems Management Server (SMS) Hourly Rate Histogram 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 16 September 2014. 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 0 22 £291 -11.96% 1
South East -6 16 £390 +21.87% 6
North West +4 15 £110 -66.15%
South West -17 7 £275 -
East of England - - - - 3
East Midlands - - - -
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Systems Management Server (SMS)
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, 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 98 (85.22%) Microsoft
2 78 (67.83%) Windows
3 53 (46.09%) MS Office
3 53 (46.09%) Active Directory
4 48 (41.74%) MS Excel
5 39 (33.91%) Windows XP
6 32 (27.83%) SCCM
7 30 (26.09%) ITIL
8 29 (25.22%) Citrix
8 29 (25.22%) Security Cleared
9 28 (24.35%) VMware
10 26 (22.61%) Windows 7
11 25 (21.74%) SLA
12 24 (20.87%) HP
12 24 (20.87%) Analytical Skills
13 23 (20.00%) Project Management
13 23 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
14 22 (19.13%) Software Deployment
14 22 (19.13%) Windows Server 2008
15 21 (18.26%) Telecoms
16 20 (17.39%) SQL
17 19 (16.52%) SC Cleared
18 18 (15.65%) MCP
18 18 (15.65%) IBM Notes
18 18 (15.65%) Lotus
18 18 (15.65%) Service Management
19 16 (13.91%) Management Information System
19 16 (13.91%) VMware Infrastructure
20 15 (13.04%) OpenView
21 14 (12.17%) Microsoft Certification

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

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, 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 18 (15.65%) IBM Notes
2 11 (9.57%) IIS
3 10 (8.70%) MS Exchange
4 7 (6.09%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 5 (4.35%) BizTalk Server
6 4 (3.48%) Exchange Server 2003
7 3 (2.61%) SharePoint
7 3 (2.61%) Exchange Server 2010
8 2 (1.74%) Documentum
9 1 (0.87%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.87%) MS Project Server
9 1 (0.87%) WorkSite
9 1 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.87%) Office Communications Server
9 1 (0.87%) Lync
Applications
1 53 (46.09%) MS Office
2 48 (41.74%) MS Excel
3 13 (11.30%) MS Project
4 7 (6.09%) MS Visio
4 7 (6.09%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.87%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.87%) Khalix
1 1 (0.87%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.87%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (0.87%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.74%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (11.30%) VoIP
1 13 (11.30%) TCP/IP
2 11 (9.57%) Broadband
2 11 (9.57%) DNS
2 11 (9.57%) Firewall
3 10 (8.70%) VPN
4 9 (7.83%) LAN
4 9 (7.83%) WAN
4 9 (7.83%) Intranet
5 8 (6.96%) DHCP
6 7 (6.09%) PBX
7 6 (5.22%) SAN
7 6 (5.22%) 3G
8 5 (4.35%) LTE
9 4 (3.48%) Radio Access Network
10 3 (2.61%) NAS
10 3 (2.61%) Cisco IOS
11 2 (1.74%) Network Security
11 2 (1.74%) Wireless
12 1 (0.87%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (10.43%) SQL Server
2 7 (6.09%) MS Access
3 5 (4.35%) SQL Server 2000
3 5 (4.35%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (1.74%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (1.74%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.87%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.87%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 8 (6.96%) MSI
2 7 (6.09%) Wise Package Studio
3 5 (4.35%) AdminStudio
4 3 (2.61%) InstallShield
5 2 (1.74%) StarTeam
General
1 21 (18.26%) Telecoms
2 8 (6.96%) Finance
2 8 (6.96%) Law
3 7 (6.09%) Legal
4 6 (5.22%) Banking
5 5 (4.35%) French Language
6 4 (3.48%) Back Office
6 4 (3.48%) Publishing
7 2 (1.74%) Retail
7 2 (1.74%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.87%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 29 (25.22%) Analyst
2 17 (14.78%) Service Analyst
2 17 (14.78%) Service Desk Analyst
3 9 (7.83%) Systems Manager
4 8 (6.96%) Administrator
4 8 (6.96%) Systems Engineer
4 8 (6.96%) Support Analyst
4 8 (6.96%) Applications Packager
5 7 (6.09%) Support Engineer
5 7 (6.09%) Desktop Support
6 6 (5.22%) Systems Administrator
6 6 (5.22%) 1st Line Support
6 6 (5.22%) 2nd Line Support
6 6 (5.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 5 (4.35%) SCCM Engineer
8 4 (3.48%) SCCM Specialist
8 4 (3.48%) Build Engineer
8 4 (3.48%) ScrumMaster
8 4 (3.48%) Desktop Analyst
8 4 (3.48%) Desktop Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (8.70%) Application Packaging
2 7 (6.09%) Software Packaging
3 4 (3.48%) .NET
3 4 (3.48%) XML
4 2 (1.74%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 24 (20.87%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (13.91%) Management Information System
3 12 (10.43%) Blackberry
4 10 (8.70%) Client/Server
5 6 (5.22%) Replication
6 5 (4.35%) Enterprise Storage
7 4 (3.48%) Computer Science
7 4 (3.48%) Clustering
8 3 (2.61%) Data Protection Act
8 3 (2.61%) Video Conferencing
8 3 (2.61%) iPhone
8 3 (2.61%) iPad
9 2 (1.74%) EPoS
9 2 (1.74%) Chip and PIN
9 2 (1.74%) EFT
9 2 (1.74%) NHS
10 1 (0.87%) Smartcard
10 1 (0.87%) Cryptography
10 1 (0.87%) Smartphone
10 1 (0.87%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 78 (67.83%) Windows
2 39 (33.91%) Windows XP
3 26 (22.61%) Windows 7
4 23 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 22 (19.13%) Windows Server 2008
6 14 (12.17%) Windows 2000
7 13 (11.30%) Windows Vista
8 4 (3.48%) UNIX
9 3 (2.61%) Windows 2000 Server
9 3 (2.61%) Windows NT
10 2 (1.74%) Solaris
10 2 (1.74%) Linux
10 2 (1.74%) Android
10 2 (1.74%) Mac OS X
10 2 (1.74%) Windows 8
10 2 (1.74%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (26.09%) ITIL
2 23 (20.00%) Project Management
3 22 (19.13%) Software Deployment
4 18 (15.65%) Service Management
5 9 (7.83%) Service Delivery
5 9 (7.83%) Disaster Recovery
5 9 (7.83%) Mentoring
6 8 (6.96%) Coaching
6 8 (6.96%) Software Distribution
7 7 (6.09%) Validation
7 7 (6.09%) Migration
7 7 (6.09%) Configuration Management
8 6 (5.22%) Incident Management
8 6 (5.22%) Network Monitoring
8 6 (5.22%) Line Management
9 5 (4.35%) Problem Management
9 5 (4.35%) Unit Testing
9 5 (4.35%) ITSM
9 5 (4.35%) PRINCE2
10 4 (3.48%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (17.39%) SQL
2 13 (11.30%) VB
3 9 (7.83%) VBScript
4 7 (6.09%) PowerShell
5 4 (3.48%) T-SQL
6 2 (1.74%) Java
7 1 (0.87%) Winbatch
7 1 (0.87%) VBA
Qualifications
1 29 (25.22%) Security Cleared
2 19 (16.52%) SC Cleared
3 18 (15.65%) MCP
4 14 (12.17%) Microsoft Certification
5 8 (6.96%) MCSE
6 7 (6.09%) DV Cleared
7 6 (5.22%) MCDST
7 6 (5.22%) Degree
8 3 (2.61%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.87%) CISA
9 1 (0.87%) CISM
9 1 (0.87%) MOS
9 1 (0.87%) MCSA
9 1 (0.87%) CCNA
9 1 (0.87%) CISSP
9 1 (0.87%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.87%) MCTS
9 1 (0.87%) RHCE
9 1 (0.87%) A+ Certification
9 1 (0.87%) AAT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (21.74%) SLA
2 2 (1.74%) QA
2 2 (1.74%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.87%) JSP 440
System Software
1 53 (46.09%) Active Directory
2 16 (13.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (8.70%) vSphere
4 8 (6.96%) Terminal Server
4 8 (6.96%) Terminal Services
5 5 (4.35%) ISA Server
5 5 (4.35%) VMware ESX
5 5 (4.35%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 5 (4.35%) XenApp
6 4 (3.48%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (3.48%) VMware Workstation
6 4 (3.48%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (2.61%) Novell eDirectory
7 3 (2.61%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 3 (2.61%) MetaFrame
8 1 (0.87%) IAG
8 1 (0.87%) UAG
8 1 (0.87%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.87%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 32 (27.83%) SCCM
2 15 (13.04%) OpenView
3 8 (6.96%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 5 (4.35%) SCOM
4 5 (4.35%) BladeLogic
5 4 (3.48%) Norton AntiVirus
6 3 (2.61%) ARCserve
6 3 (2.61%) Unicenter
6 3 (2.61%) MOM
6 3 (2.61%) HP Data Protector
6 3 (2.61%) HP SIM
7 2 (1.74%) SAP Afaria
7 2 (1.74%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 2 (1.74%) HP Quality Center
7 2 (1.74%) WSUS
7 2 (1.74%) ZENworks
7 2 (1.74%) OVSD
8 1 (0.87%) WMI
8 1 (0.87%) Backup Exec
8 1 (0.87%) Business Desktop Deployment
Vendors
1 98 (85.22%) Microsoft
2 29 (25.22%) Citrix
3 28 (24.35%) VMware
4 24 (20.87%) HP
5 18 (15.65%) Lotus
6 11 (9.57%) Altiris
7 7 (6.09%) McAfee
8 6 (5.22%) IBM
9 5 (4.35%) Cisco
9 5 (4.35%) CA
9 5 (4.35%) Lumension
10 4 (3.48%) Oracle
10 4 (3.48%) Symantec
11 3 (2.61%) Remedy
11 3 (2.61%) Computacenter
11 3 (2.61%) Capita
11 3 (2.61%) Intel
11 3 (2.61%) Novell
11 3 (2.61%) Apple
12 2 (1.74%) Borland
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