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 25 June 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
25 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Systems Management Server (SMS)
Rank 535 567 563
Rank change year-on-year
+32 -4
Contract jobs citing Systems Management Server (SMS) 84 51 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.17% 0.10% 0.100%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.56% 1.17% 1.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 22 27
Median daily rate £265 £363 £220
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.89% +64.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £320 £121
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £448 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £271 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
-27.66% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 9 4
Median hourly rate £28.00 £20.19 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+38.71% +22.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.30 £17.82 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £21.00 £54.36
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £20.19 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+78.35% +30.22%
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
5397 4343 4001
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 11.09% 8.54% 8.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 3548 2713 2342
Median daily rate £450 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £340
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +13.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 111 148 122
Median hourly rate £28.00 £21.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% +16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.70 £12.90 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.60 £39.05 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £20.19 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+73.39% +6.23%

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 25 June 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)
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 25 June 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Systems Management Server (SMS) within the England region over the 3 months to 25 June 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
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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 +1 58 £246 - 1
South East +12 15 £375 - 2
East of England +19 4 - -
North West -10 4 £350 -2.77%
London -7 2 £343 -2.14% 2
Yorkshire - 1 £108 -
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Systems Management Server (SMS)
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 June 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).

1 119 (98.35%) Microsoft
2 107 (88.43%) Windows
3 81 (66.94%) Active Directory
4 76 (62.81%) SCCM
5 71 (58.68%) DNS
5 71 (58.68%) DHCP
6 60 (49.59%) VMware
7 53 (43.80%) Windows 7
7 53 (43.80%) Citrix
7 53 (43.80%) Software Delivery
8 50 (41.32%) XenApp
8 50 (41.32%) AppSense
9 46 (38.02%) Microsoft App-V
10 44 (36.36%) Windows Server
11 42 (34.71%) Security Cleared
12 40 (33.06%) SQL
13 39 (32.23%) VBScript
14 38 (31.40%) PowerShell
14 38 (31.40%) Hyper-V
15 37 (30.58%) VB
16 36 (29.75%) XenServer
16 36 (29.75%) XenDesktop
17 35 (28.93%) Computer Science
18 33 (27.27%) Degree
19 30 (24.79%) SC Cleared
19 30 (24.79%) MS Excel
20 29 (23.97%) BPSS Clearance
20 29 (23.97%) Disclosure Scotland
21 28 (23.14%) ITIL
22 26 (21.49%) Windows Server 2008

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 21 (17.36%) MS Exchange
2 17 (14.05%) Skype for Business
3 16 (13.22%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (4.13%) SharePoint
5 4 (3.31%) Exchange Server 2003
6 3 (2.48%) IBM Notes
7 2 (1.65%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.83%) IIS
8 1 (0.83%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.83%) Umbraco
8 1 (0.83%) WebSphere
Applications
1 30 (24.79%) MS Excel
2 23 (19.01%) MS Office
3 5 (4.13%) MS PowerPoint
3 5 (4.13%) MS Project
4 3 (2.48%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.83%) Acrobat
5 1 (0.83%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.83%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.83%) Dynamics GP
1 1 (0.83%) nopCommerce
1 1 (0.83%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.13%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.83%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 71 (58.68%) DHCP
1 71 (58.68%) DNS
2 20 (16.53%) TCP/IP
3 17 (14.05%) IPsec
4 16 (13.22%) VPN
5 15 (12.40%) HTTP
5 15 (12.40%) IPv6
5 15 (12.40%) Software-Defined Networking
6 10 (8.26%) 3G
6 10 (8.26%) Wi-Fi
7 9 (7.44%) BGP
8 3 (2.48%) SNMP
8 3 (2.48%) SSL
9 2 (1.65%) Broadband
9 2 (1.65%) Ethernet
9 2 (1.65%) LAN
9 2 (1.65%) MPLS
9 2 (1.65%) PBX
9 2 (1.65%) SAN
9 2 (1.65%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (7.44%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (2.48%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (2.48%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (2.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 3 (2.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.83%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.83%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.83%) MySQL
4 1 (0.83%) Power BI
4 1 (0.83%) QlikView
4 1 (0.83%) Redis
4 1 (0.83%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 18 (14.88%) MSI
2 2 (1.65%) Mercurial
2 2 (1.65%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.83%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.83%) InstallShield
3 1 (0.83%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (0.83%) StarTeam
3 1 (0.83%) TestDirector
General
1 15 (12.40%) Marketing
2 3 (2.48%) Finance
3 2 (1.65%) Multimedia
3 2 (1.65%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.83%) Advertising
4 1 (0.83%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 26 (21.49%) Support Engineer
2 22 (18.18%) Desktop Engineer
3 18 (14.88%) Desktop Support
4 14 (11.57%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 9 (7.44%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 9 (7.44%) Network Engineer
6 8 (6.61%) Integration Engineer
7 7 (5.79%) 2nd Line Support
7 7 (5.79%) Network Support
7 7 (5.79%) Network Support Engineer
8 6 (4.96%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
8 6 (4.96%) Developer
9 5 (4.13%) Build Engineer
9 5 (4.13%) Consultant
10 4 (3.31%) Analyst
10 4 (3.31%) Azure Engineer
10 4 (3.31%) Deskside Engineer
10 4 (3.31%) Microsoft Developer
10 4 (3.31%) SCCM Engineer
10 4 (3.31%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (14.05%) CSS
2 11 (9.09%) .NET
3 9 (7.44%) XML
4 2 (1.65%) 802.1X
4 2 (1.65%) AngularJS
4 2 (1.65%) ASP.NET
4 2 (1.65%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (1.65%) CSS3
4 2 (1.65%) HTML
4 2 (1.65%) HTML5
4 2 (1.65%) jQuery
4 2 (1.65%) JSON
5 1 (0.83%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (0.83%) MDX
5 1 (0.83%) Middleware
5 1 (0.83%) RabbitMQ
5 1 (0.83%) SignalR
Miscellaneous
1 35 (28.93%) Computer Science
2 15 (12.40%) Public Cloud
3 10 (8.26%) Fat Client
3 10 (8.26%) Thin Client
4 6 (4.96%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (4.96%) Data Centre
4 6 (4.96%) Management Information System
5 4 (3.31%) Enterprise Storage
5 4 (3.31%) Replication
6 3 (2.48%) Driving Licence
6 3 (2.48%) IVR
7 2 (1.65%) Blackberry
7 2 (1.65%) Mathematics
7 2 (1.65%) PKI
7 2 (1.65%) Smartphone
7 2 (1.65%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.83%) AS400
8 1 (0.83%) Inversion of Control
8 1 (0.83%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.83%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 107 (88.43%) Windows
2 53 (43.80%) Windows 7
3 44 (36.36%) Windows Server
4 26 (21.49%) Windows Server 2008
5 24 (19.83%) Windows Server 2003
6 15 (12.40%) Windows 8
7 13 (10.74%) Linux
8 11 (9.09%) Apple iOS
8 11 (9.09%) Windows Vista
9 10 (8.26%) Mac OS
9 10 (8.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 9 (7.44%) Ubuntu
11 7 (5.79%) Windows 10
12 5 (4.13%) Windows Server 2012
12 5 (4.13%) Windows XP
13 1 (0.83%) HPUX
13 1 (0.83%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.83%) Solaris
13 1 (0.83%) Unix
13 1 (0.83%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (43.80%) Software Delivery
2 28 (23.14%) ITIL
3 17 (14.05%) Software Distribution
4 16 (13.22%) Load Balancing
4 16 (13.22%) Operational Acceptance Testing
4 16 (13.22%) Presales
5 15 (12.40%) Mentoring
5 15 (12.40%) Process Improvement
5 15 (12.40%) Workflow
6 11 (9.09%) Software Deployment
7 10 (8.26%) Information Security
8 9 (7.44%) Incident Management
8 9 (7.44%) Software Testing
9 8 (6.61%) Problem Management
10 7 (5.79%) Unit Testing
11 6 (4.96%) Migration
11 6 (4.96%) Project Management
11 6 (4.96%) Service Management
12 5 (4.13%) Change Management
13 4 (3.31%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 40 (33.06%) SQL
2 39 (32.23%) VBScript
3 38 (31.40%) PowerShell
4 37 (30.58%) VB
5 24 (19.83%) T-SQL
6 11 (9.09%) C
6 11 (9.09%) C#
7 9 (7.44%) C++
8 2 (1.65%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 42 (34.71%) Security Cleared
2 33 (27.27%) Degree
3 30 (24.79%) SC Cleared
4 29 (23.97%) BPSS Clearance
5 18 (14.88%) Microsoft Certification
6 15 (12.40%) MCSA
6 15 (12.40%) MCSE
7 12 (9.92%) MCSD
8 6 (4.96%) MCP
9 5 (4.13%) DV Cleared
10 2 (1.65%) CCNA
10 2 (1.65%) CCNP
10 2 (1.65%) Cisco Certification
11 1 (0.83%) CEH
11 1 (0.83%) CISM
11 1 (0.83%) CISSP
11 1 (0.83%) GIAC
11 1 (0.83%) HND
11 1 (0.83%) MCDBA
11 1 (0.83%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (23.97%) Disclosure Scotland
2 16 (13.22%) SLA
3 2 (1.65%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 81 (66.94%) Active Directory
2 50 (41.32%) XenApp
3 46 (38.02%) Microsoft App-V
4 38 (31.40%) Hyper-V
5 36 (29.75%) XenDesktop
5 36 (29.75%) XenServer
6 18 (14.88%) VMware Infrastructure
7 3 (2.48%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 76 (62.81%) SCCM
2 13 (10.74%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 3 (2.48%) WSUS
4 1 (0.83%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (0.83%) OpenView
4 1 (0.83%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 119 (98.35%) Microsoft
2 60 (49.59%) VMware
3 53 (43.80%) Citrix
4 50 (41.32%) AppSense
5 12 (9.92%) Oracle
6 10 (8.26%) Apple
6 10 (8.26%) Red Hat
6 10 (8.26%) ThinPrint
7 8 (6.61%) Altiris
8 6 (4.96%) HP
9 5 (4.13%) Cisco
10 3 (2.48%) Facebook
10 3 (2.48%) Lotus
11 2 (1.65%) Bomgar
11 2 (1.65%) CheckPoint
11 2 (1.65%) Juniper
11 2 (1.65%) Palo Alto
11 2 (1.65%) SAP
11 2 (1.65%) Twitter
12 1 (0.83%) IBM
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