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 26 September 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
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Systems Management Server (SMS)
Rank 585 602 543
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -59
Contract jobs citing Systems Management Server (SMS) 34 29 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.068% 0.056% 0.13%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.63% 0.66% 1.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 5 35
Median daily rate £276 £300 £308
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.16% -2.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £140 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £402 £333 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £185 £320
% change year-on-year
+48.64% -42.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 7 14
Median hourly rate £17.50 £19.03 £20.06
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.03% -5.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.70 £12.30 £14.08
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.50 £19.82 £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.03 £18.78
% change year-on-year
-8.03% +1.33%
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
5407 4393 4479
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 10.84% 8.45% 8.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 3434 2734 2668
Median daily rate £460 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.23% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 120 157 180
Median hourly rate £26.50 £19.52 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.79% -11.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £11.98
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.28 £43.04 £46.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.50 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+32.50% -11.11%

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 26 September 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 26 September 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 26 September 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
South East +17 12 £350 +60.00%
London -4 7 £451 - 3
North East -21 7 £225 +12.50%
North West +18 4 £120 -61.60%
East of England +11 3 - - 1
South West +8 1 £230 -
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Systems Management Server (SMS)
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 26 September 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).

1 115 (97.46%) Microsoft
2 99 (83.90%) Windows
3 86 (72.88%) Active Directory
4 75 (63.56%) DHCP
4 75 (63.56%) DNS
5 71 (60.17%) SCCM
6 63 (53.39%) VMware
7 57 (48.31%) Citrix
7 57 (48.31%) Software Delivery
8 55 (46.61%) AppSense
8 55 (46.61%) XenApp
9 52 (44.07%) Microsoft App-V
10 49 (41.53%) Windows 7
11 46 (38.98%) Security Cleared
12 44 (37.29%) SQL
13 43 (36.44%) XenServer
13 43 (36.44%) XenDesktop
14 42 (35.59%) Windows Server
15 41 (34.75%) ITIL
16 37 (31.36%) Computer Science
17 35 (29.66%) PowerShell
17 35 (29.66%) VBScript
18 33 (27.97%) BPSS Clearance
19 32 (27.12%) Disclosure Scotland
19 32 (27.12%) Degree
20 31 (26.27%) SC Cleared
20 31 (26.27%) Hyper-V
20 31 (26.27%) VB
21 27 (22.88%) T-SQL
22 24 (20.34%) MS Exchange

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 24 (20.34%) MS Exchange
2 20 (16.95%) Exchange Server 2010
2 20 (16.95%) Skype for Business
3 14 (11.86%) SharePoint
4 6 (5.08%) IBM Notes
5 4 (3.39%) Exchange Server 2003
6 3 (2.54%) Apache
6 3 (2.54%) Tomcat
6 3 (2.54%) WebLogic
7 2 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (1.69%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.85%) IIS
8 1 (0.85%) Umbraco
Applications
1 19 (16.10%) MS Excel
2 18 (15.25%) MS Office
3 5 (4.24%) MS Project
4 3 (2.54%) MS Visio
5 2 (1.69%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.85%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.85%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (1.69%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.85%) nopCommerce
2 1 (0.85%) Oracle CRM
2 1 (0.85%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.24%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.69%) Office 365
3 1 (0.85%) SaaS
3 1 (0.85%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 75 (63.56%) DHCP
1 75 (63.56%) DNS
2 16 (13.56%) TCP/IP
3 11 (9.32%) IPsec
3 11 (9.32%) VPN
4 10 (8.47%) Wi-Fi
5 9 (7.63%) HTTP
5 9 (7.63%) IPv6
5 9 (7.63%) Software-Defined Networking
6 8 (6.78%) 3G
6 8 (6.78%) SAN
7 7 (5.93%) Firewall
8 6 (5.08%) LAN
8 6 (5.08%) WAN
9 5 (4.24%) DMZ
9 5 (4.24%) MPLS
10 4 (3.39%) NAS
10 4 (3.39%) SNMP
10 4 (3.39%) SSL
11 3 (2.54%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (7.63%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.54%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (2.54%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (2.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (0.85%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.85%) MongoDB
3 1 (0.85%) MySQL
3 1 (0.85%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.85%) Redis
3 1 (0.85%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (0.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 23 (19.49%) MSI
2 2 (1.69%) InstallShield
2 2 (1.69%) Mercurial
2 2 (1.69%) TestDirector
2 2 (1.69%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.85%) Git (software)
General
1 9 (7.63%) Marketing
2 3 (2.54%) Finance
3 2 (1.69%) Multimedia
4 1 (0.85%) Back Office
4 1 (0.85%) Legal
4 1 (0.85%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (0.85%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 21 (17.80%) Desktop Engineer
2 17 (14.41%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 14 (11.86%) Support Engineer
4 13 (11.02%) Desktop Support
5 11 (9.32%) Build Engineer
6 8 (6.78%) Network Engineer
7 6 (5.08%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
7 6 (5.08%) 2nd Line Support
7 6 (5.08%) Analyst
7 6 (5.08%) Network Support
7 6 (5.08%) Network Support Engineer
8 5 (4.24%) 3rd Line Support
8 5 (4.24%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 5 (4.24%) Developer
9 4 (3.39%) Project Manager
9 4 (3.39%) SCCM Engineer
9 4 (3.39%) Service Desk Analyst
10 3 (2.54%) Azure Engineer
10 3 (2.54%) SSIS Developer
10 3 (2.54%) T-SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (9.32%) CSS
2 5 (4.24%) .NET
3 3 (2.54%) J2EE
3 3 (2.54%) XML
4 2 (1.69%) 802.1X
4 2 (1.69%) AngularJS
4 2 (1.69%) ASP.NET
4 2 (1.69%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (1.69%) CSS3
4 2 (1.69%) HTML
4 2 (1.69%) HTML5
4 2 (1.69%) jQuery
4 2 (1.69%) JSON
5 1 (0.85%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (0.85%) RabbitMQ
5 1 (0.85%) SignalR
Miscellaneous
1 37 (31.36%) Computer Science
2 16 (13.56%) Data Centre
3 11 (9.32%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (7.63%) Public Cloud
5 8 (6.78%) Fat Client
5 8 (6.78%) Thin Client
6 5 (4.24%) Clustering
6 5 (4.24%) Replication
7 4 (3.39%) Enterprise Storage
7 4 (3.39%) Management Information System
8 2 (1.69%) PKI
9 1 (0.85%) Blackberry
9 1 (0.85%) Driving Licence
9 1 (0.85%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.85%) Inversion of Control
9 1 (0.85%) IVR
9 1 (0.85%) Life Science
9 1 (0.85%) LIMS
9 1 (0.85%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 99 (83.90%) Windows
2 49 (41.53%) Windows 7
3 42 (35.59%) Windows Server
4 23 (19.49%) Windows Server 2008
5 19 (16.10%) Windows Server 2003
6 10 (8.47%) Windows 8
6 10 (8.47%) Windows Server 2012
7 9 (7.63%) Linux
8 7 (5.93%) Windows Vista
9 6 (5.08%) Apple iOS
9 6 (5.08%) Mac OS
9 6 (5.08%) Solaris
9 6 (5.08%) Windows XP
10 4 (3.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (3.39%) Windows 10
11 3 (2.54%) Ubuntu
11 3 (2.54%) Unix
12 1 (0.85%) Oracle Linux
12 1 (0.85%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (48.31%) Software Delivery
2 41 (34.75%) ITIL
3 19 (16.10%) Operational Acceptance Testing
3 19 (16.10%) Software Distribution
4 12 (10.17%) Presales
5 11 (9.32%) Incident Management
6 10 (8.47%) Load Balancing
6 10 (8.47%) Problem Management
6 10 (8.47%) Server Building
6 10 (8.47%) Service Management
6 10 (8.47%) Workflow
7 9 (7.63%) Change Management
7 9 (7.63%) Mentoring
7 9 (7.63%) Process Improvement
7 9 (7.63%) Software Deployment
8 7 (5.93%) Information Security
8 7 (5.93%) Migration
8 7 (5.93%) PRINCE2
8 7 (5.93%) Unit Testing
9 5 (4.24%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 44 (37.29%) SQL
2 35 (29.66%) PowerShell
2 35 (29.66%) VBScript
3 31 (26.27%) VB
4 27 (22.88%) T-SQL
5 5 (4.24%) C#
6 3 (2.54%) C
6 3 (2.54%) C++
7 2 (1.69%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 46 (38.98%) Security Cleared
2 33 (27.97%) BPSS Clearance
3 32 (27.12%) Degree
4 31 (26.27%) SC Cleared
5 19 (16.10%) Microsoft Certification
6 15 (12.71%) MCSA
7 10 (8.47%) MCSE
8 9 (7.63%) DV Cleared
8 9 (7.63%) MCP
9 7 (5.93%) MCSD
10 5 (4.24%) CCNA
10 5 (4.24%) CCNP
10 5 (4.24%) Cisco Certification
10 5 (4.24%) MCITP
11 4 (3.39%) VCP4
11 4 (3.39%) VCP5
11 4 (3.39%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 1 (0.85%) CESG Certified Professional
12 1 (0.85%) CRISC
12 1 (0.85%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (27.12%) Disclosure Scotland
2 10 (8.47%) SLA
3 2 (1.69%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.85%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.85%) QA
System Software
1 86 (72.88%) Active Directory
2 55 (46.61%) XenApp
3 52 (44.07%) Microsoft App-V
4 43 (36.44%) XenDesktop
4 43 (36.44%) XenServer
5 31 (26.27%) Hyper-V
6 12 (10.17%) VMware Infrastructure
7 1 (0.85%) Firmware
7 1 (0.85%) ISA Server
7 1 (0.85%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 71 (60.17%) SCCM
2 19 (16.10%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 3 (2.54%) WSUS
4 2 (1.69%) PowerCLI
5 1 (0.85%) AirWatch
5 1 (0.85%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.85%) CA Single Sign-On
5 1 (0.85%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (0.85%) MOM
5 1 (0.85%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 115 (97.46%) Microsoft
2 63 (53.39%) VMware
3 57 (48.31%) Citrix
4 55 (46.61%) AppSense
5 18 (15.25%) Altiris
6 10 (8.47%) HP
7 8 (6.78%) ThinPrint
8 7 (5.93%) Oracle
9 6 (5.08%) Apple
9 6 (5.08%) Intel Security
9 6 (5.08%) Lotus
10 4 (3.39%) Cisco
10 4 (3.39%) Red Hat
10 4 (3.39%) Supermicro
11 3 (2.54%) SAP
12 2 (1.69%) CheckPoint
12 2 (1.69%) Facebook
12 2 (1.69%) NetApp
12 2 (1.69%) Twitter
12 2 (1.69%) Veritas