The first table below looks at the demand 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 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Systems Management category for the England region.

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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Systems Management Server (SMS)
Rank 511 482 455
Rank change year-on-year
-29 -27
Contract jobs citing Systems Management Server (SMS) 51 72 107
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.10% 0.15% 0.20%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.36% 2.10% 3.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 43 37
Average daily rate
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£281 £320 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.10% +28.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £100 £99 £99
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £320 £225
% change year-on-year
+0.78% +42.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 5 20
Average hourly rate £20.06 £22.50 £13.98
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.84% +61.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.48 £18.40 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £31.40 £17.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £25.00 £13.98
% change year-on-year
-30.00% +78.89%
Systems Management Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
3753 3436 3511
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 7.61% 7.37% 6.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 2205 1953 1841
Average daily rate £388 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
-0.73% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 118 158 160
Average hourly rate £18.75 £22.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +21.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £13.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.51 £42.00 £36.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.06 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-6.69% +22.85%
Systems Management Server (SMS)
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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 29 July 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 29 July 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 29 July 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
North West +7 19 £100 -55.55%
London -32 14 £289 -12.50% 2
South East -9 10 £375 +17.18% 6
South West - 5 - - 1
North East -19 1 £450 -
East of England -31 1 £90 - 1
Yorkshire - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
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Systems Management Server (SMS)
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 July 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).

1 108 (84.38%) Microsoft
2 81 (63.28%) Windows
3 67 (52.34%) MS Office
4 60 (46.88%) Active Directory
5 53 (41.41%) MS Excel
6 47 (36.72%) SCCM
7 44 (34.38%) Windows XP
8 42 (32.81%) Windows 7
9 40 (31.25%) Security Cleared
10 37 (28.91%) HP
11 36 (28.13%) Citrix
11 36 (28.13%) ITIL
12 31 (24.22%) SC Cleared
13 28 (21.88%) VMware
14 22 (17.19%) Project Management
14 22 (17.19%) XenApp
15 21 (16.41%) Blackberry
15 21 (16.41%) VPN
16 20 (15.63%) SLA
16 20 (15.63%) SQL
17 18 (14.06%) MS Exchange
17 18 (14.06%) Software Deployment
18 17 (13.28%) MCP
18 17 (13.28%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
19 16 (12.50%) Service Management
19 16 (12.50%) Microsoft App-V
19 16 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
20 15 (11.72%) Telecoms
20 15 (11.72%) Finance
20 15 (11.72%) Windows Server 2008

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

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 (14.06%) MS Exchange
2 17 (13.28%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 14 (10.94%) IBM Notes
4 6 (4.69%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (3.91%) IIS
6 4 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2003
7 3 (2.34%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (1.56%) Documentum
8 2 (1.56%) SharePoint
8 2 (1.56%) Lync
9 1 (0.78%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.78%) MS Project Server
9 1 (0.78%) WorkSite
9 1 (0.78%) Office Communications Server
9 1 (0.78%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.78%) Tomcat
Applications
1 67 (52.34%) MS Office
2 53 (41.41%) MS Excel
3 12 (9.38%) MS Project
4 10 (7.81%) MS PowerPoint
5 8 (6.25%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.78%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 2 (1.56%) Khalix
2 1 (0.78%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.78%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.13%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 21 (16.41%) VPN
2 13 (10.16%) VoIP
3 12 (9.38%) DNS
3 12 (9.38%) TCP/IP
4 10 (7.81%) WAN
4 10 (7.81%) LAN
5 7 (5.47%) Broadband
5 7 (5.47%) DHCP
6 6 (4.69%) Intranet
6 6 (4.69%) 3G
6 6 (4.69%) Firewall
7 5 (3.91%) SAN
7 5 (3.91%) PBX
7 5 (3.91%) Cisco IOS
7 5 (3.91%) LTE
8 4 (3.13%) Radio Access Network
8 4 (3.13%) Wireless
9 2 (1.56%) Network Security
9 2 (1.56%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (1.56%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (10.94%) SQL Server
2 9 (7.03%) SQL Server 2000
3 5 (3.91%) MS Access
4 3 (2.34%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.78%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.78%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.78%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 11 (8.59%) MSI
2 6 (4.69%) AdminStudio
2 6 (4.69%) Wise Package Studio
3 2 (1.56%) StarTeam
3 2 (1.56%) InstallShield
4 1 (0.78%) Axure RP
General
1 15 (11.72%) Telecoms
1 15 (11.72%) Finance
2 10 (7.81%) Law
3 9 (7.03%) Legal
4 8 (6.25%) Banking
5 6 (4.69%) Publishing
6 5 (3.91%) Marketing
7 4 (3.13%) Investment Banking
7 4 (3.13%) Back Office
8 3 (2.34%) Financial Institution
8 3 (2.34%) French Language
9 2 (1.56%) Retail
10 1 (0.78%) Advertising
10 1 (0.78%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 32 (25.00%) Analyst
2 17 (13.28%) Support Engineer
3 15 (11.72%) Service Analyst
3 15 (11.72%) Service Desk Analyst
4 13 (10.16%) Desktop Support
5 11 (8.59%) Desktop Engineer
6 10 (7.81%) Support Analyst
6 10 (7.81%) Applications Packager
7 8 (6.25%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 8 (6.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 7 (5.47%) Desktop Support Analyst
8 7 (5.47%) 2nd Line Support
8 7 (5.47%) Systems Engineer
8 7 (5.47%) Desktop Analyst
9 6 (4.69%) ScrumMaster
9 6 (4.69%) Wintel Engineer
9 6 (4.69%) Systems Manager
10 5 (3.91%) 1st Line Support
11 4 (3.13%) Help Desk Analyst
11 4 (3.13%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (7.81%) Application Packaging
2 7 (5.47%) XML
3 6 (4.69%) .NET
3 6 (4.69%) Software Packaging
4 2 (1.56%) X-Windows
5 1 (0.78%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 21 (16.41%) Blackberry
2 13 (10.16%) Client/Server
3 11 (8.59%) iPhone
4 10 (7.81%) iPad
4 10 (7.81%) Management Information System
5 7 (5.47%) Thin Client
5 7 (5.47%) Fat Client
6 6 (4.69%) Clustering
7 4 (3.13%) Computer Science
7 4 (3.13%) Visualisation
8 3 (2.34%) Hedge funds
8 3 (2.34%) Video Conferencing
9 2 (1.56%) CMDB
9 2 (1.56%) Replication
9 2 (1.56%) EPoS
9 2 (1.56%) Chip and PIN
9 2 (1.56%) EFT
9 2 (1.56%) NHS
10 1 (0.78%) Smartcard
10 1 (0.78%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 81 (63.28%) Windows
2 44 (34.38%) Windows XP
3 42 (32.81%) Windows 7
4 15 (11.72%) Windows Server 2008
5 12 (9.38%) Windows Vista
6 11 (8.59%) Windows Server 2003
6 11 (8.59%) Windows 2000
7 4 (3.13%) Linux
7 4 (3.13%) Windows 8
7 4 (3.13%) Android
8 3 (2.34%) Windows 2000 Server
8 3 (2.34%) Mac OS X
9 2 (1.56%) UNIX
9 2 (1.56%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.78%) Solaris
10 1 (0.78%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (28.13%) ITIL
2 22 (17.19%) Project Management
3 18 (14.06%) Software Deployment
4 16 (12.50%) Service Management
5 12 (9.38%) Incident Management
6 11 (8.59%) Service Delivery
7 9 (7.03%) Configuration Management
8 8 (6.25%) Software Distribution
9 7 (5.47%) Continuous Improvement
9 7 (5.47%) Validation
9 7 (5.47%) PRINCE2
10 6 (4.69%) ITSM
10 6 (4.69%) Scrum
10 6 (4.69%) Network Monitoring
11 5 (3.91%) Problem Management
11 5 (3.91%) Digital Marketing
11 5 (3.91%) Disaster Recovery
12 4 (3.13%) B2C
12 4 (3.13%) Migration
12 4 (3.13%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 20 (15.63%) SQL
2 13 (10.16%) VB
3 12 (9.38%) VBScript
4 8 (6.25%) PowerShell
5 4 (3.13%) T-SQL
6 3 (2.34%) Java
7 1 (0.78%) Winbatch
7 1 (0.78%) VBA
Qualifications
1 40 (31.25%) Security Cleared
2 31 (24.22%) SC Cleared
3 17 (13.28%) MCP
4 16 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (5.47%) MCDST
5 7 (5.47%) Degree
6 6 (4.69%) MCSE
7 5 (3.91%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (3.13%) DV Cleared
9 2 (1.56%) A+ Certification
10 1 (0.78%) MCTS
10 1 (0.78%) RHCE
10 1 (0.78%) CISA
10 1 (0.78%) CISM
10 1 (0.78%) MOS
10 1 (0.78%) MCSA
10 1 (0.78%) ISEB
10 1 (0.78%) Citrix Certification
10 1 (0.78%) CISSP
10 1 (0.78%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (15.63%) SLA
2 2 (1.56%) QA
2 2 (1.56%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.78%) JSP 440
3 1 (0.78%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 60 (46.88%) Active Directory
2 22 (17.19%) XenApp
3 16 (12.50%) Microsoft App-V
4 15 (11.72%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (3.91%) VMware Workstation
5 5 (3.91%) Terminal Server
6 3 (2.34%) vSphere
7 2 (1.56%) Hyper-V
7 2 (1.56%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.78%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.78%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 1 (0.78%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.78%) ISA Server
8 1 (0.78%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.78%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 47 (36.72%) SCCM
2 13 (10.16%) OpenView
3 12 (9.38%) WSUS
4 8 (6.25%) SCOM
5 6 (4.69%) MOM
6 5 (3.91%) SAP Afaria
7 4 (3.13%) HP Quality Center
7 4 (3.13%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 4 (3.13%) ZENworks
7 4 (3.13%) Norton AntiVirus
8 2 (1.56%) OVSD
8 2 (1.56%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 1 (0.78%) XenMobile
9 1 (0.78%) McAfee ePO
9 1 (0.78%) HP SIM
9 1 (0.78%) WMI
9 1 (0.78%) BladeLogic
9 1 (0.78%) Business Desktop Deployment
9 1 (0.78%) SCVMM
9 1 (0.78%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 108 (84.38%) Microsoft
2 37 (28.91%) HP
3 36 (28.13%) Citrix
4 28 (21.88%) VMware
5 14 (10.94%) Lotus
6 12 (9.38%) CA
6 12 (9.38%) AppSense
7 10 (7.81%) Apple
8 8 (6.25%) McAfee
9 7 (5.47%) Cisco
10 6 (4.69%) Altiris
11 5 (3.91%) Sophos
11 5 (3.91%) IBM
11 5 (3.91%) Oracle
12 4 (3.13%) Symantec
12 4 (3.13%) Remedy
12 4 (3.13%) Speakerbus
13 3 (2.34%) Computacenter
13 3 (2.34%) Reuters
13 3 (2.34%) Bloomberg