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 20 October 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Systems Management Server (SMS)
Rank 510 509 487
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -22
Contract jobs citing Systems Management Server (SMS) 78 51 77
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.15% 0.11% 0.15%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.82% 1.49% 2.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 35 34
Average daily rate
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£347 £325 £100
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.91% +225.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £100 £96
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £415 £293
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £275 £100
% change year-on-year
+16.36% +175.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 5 10
Average hourly rate £22.50 £12.00 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+87.50% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.10 £12.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £58.00 £21.65 £16.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £12.00 £12.00
% change year-on-year
+45.83% -
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
4292 3424 3374
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 8.08% 7.12% 6.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 2617 2109 1804
Average daily rate £400 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £209
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £513 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £320
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 179 148 192
Average hourly rate £21.62 £21.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.92% +5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.85 £13.20 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.53 £40.00 £36.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £21.75 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+1.14% +14.47%

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 20 October 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 20 October 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 20 October 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
South East -4 22 £400 +25.00% 5
London +8 18 £525 +59.09% 5
North West +5 16 £110 -66.15%
South West -25 12 £365 +8.14%
East of England -27 4 £113 +12.50% 3
West Midlands - 2 - - 1
East Midlands - - - -
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Systems Management Server (SMS)
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 20 October 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).

1 110 (88.00%) Microsoft
2 84 (67.20%) Windows
3 60 (48.00%) Active Directory
4 55 (44.00%) MS Office
5 54 (43.20%) MS Excel
6 42 (33.60%) Windows XP
7 37 (29.60%) ITIL
8 35 (28.00%) SCCM
8 35 (28.00%) Security Cleared
9 34 (27.20%) SLA
10 33 (26.40%) Windows 7
11 32 (25.60%) VMware
11 32 (25.60%) HP
12 29 (23.20%) Windows Server 2003
13 28 (22.40%) Service Management
14 26 (20.80%) Citrix
14 26 (20.80%) MCP
14 26 (20.80%) Windows Server 2008
15 25 (20.00%) SC Cleared
16 23 (18.40%) Lotus
16 23 (18.40%) IBM Notes
16 23 (18.40%) Software Deployment
17 21 (16.80%) OpenView
17 21 (16.80%) Telecoms
18 20 (16.00%) VMware Infrastructure
18 20 (16.00%) DNS
19 19 (15.20%) Windows 2000
19 19 (15.20%) Windows Vista
20 18 (14.40%) Analytical Skills
21 16 (12.80%) TCP/IP

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

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 23 (18.40%) IBM Notes
2 11 (8.80%) IIS
3 10 (8.00%) MS Exchange
4 7 (5.60%) Exchange Server 2003
4 7 (5.60%) BizTalk Server
5 5 (4.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 3 (2.40%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (2.40%) SharePoint
7 2 (1.60%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.80%) Documentum
8 1 (0.80%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.80%) MS Project Server
8 1 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.80%) Office Communications Server
8 1 (0.80%) Lync
Applications
1 55 (44.00%) MS Office
2 54 (43.20%) MS Excel
3 12 (9.60%) MS Project
4 10 (8.00%) MS Visio
5 5 (4.00%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.80%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (1.60%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (1.60%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.80%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.80%) Khalix
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.60%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 20 (16.00%) DNS
2 16 (12.80%) TCP/IP
3 15 (12.00%) Firewall
4 14 (11.20%) DHCP
5 13 (10.40%) LAN
5 13 (10.40%) SAN
6 12 (9.60%) Broadband
6 12 (9.60%) WAN
7 9 (7.20%) Intranet
8 8 (6.40%) VoIP
9 7 (5.60%) PBX
9 7 (5.60%) VPN
9 7 (5.60%) NAS
10 6 (4.80%) Cisco IOS
11 5 (4.00%) Network Security
12 4 (3.20%) Cisco ASA
12 4 (3.20%) Junos
12 4 (3.20%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 4 (3.20%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
12 4 (3.20%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (8.80%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.00%) SQL Server 2000
2 5 (4.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 4 (3.20%) MS Access
4 2 (1.60%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.80%) MySQL
5 1 (0.80%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.80%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.80%) IDOL
Development Applications
1 11 (8.80%) MSI
2 3 (2.40%) InstallShield
2 3 (2.40%) Wise Package Studio
3 1 (0.80%) AdminStudio
3 1 (0.80%) StarTeam
General
1 21 (16.80%) Telecoms
2 7 (5.60%) Finance
3 4 (3.20%) Publishing
3 4 (3.20%) Banking
4 3 (2.40%) Law
4 3 (2.40%) Legal
4 3 (2.40%) French Language
5 2 (1.60%) Back Office
5 2 (1.60%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.80%) Multimedia
6 1 (0.80%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 31 (24.80%) Analyst
2 24 (19.20%) Service Analyst
2 24 (19.20%) Service Desk Analyst
3 9 (7.20%) Systems Manager
3 9 (7.20%) Consultant
4 8 (6.40%) Support Engineer
4 8 (6.40%) Administrator
5 7 (5.60%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 6 (4.80%) Systems Administrator
6 6 (4.80%) Systems Engineer
6 6 (4.80%) Support Analyst
6 6 (4.80%) 1st Line Support
6 6 (4.80%) Desktop Support
7 5 (4.00%) SCCM Engineer
8 4 (3.20%) SCCM Specialist
8 4 (3.20%) Build Engineer
8 4 (3.20%) Architect
8 4 (3.20%) Network Engineer
8 4 (3.20%) 2nd Line Support
9 3 (2.40%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.00%) Application Packaging
2 3 (2.40%) Software Packaging
2 3 (2.40%) .NET
2 3 (2.40%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 18 (14.40%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (11.20%) Management Information System
3 9 (7.20%) Client/Server
4 7 (5.60%) Blackberry
4 7 (5.60%) Clustering
5 5 (4.00%) Replication
5 5 (4.00%) Enterprise Storage
6 4 (3.20%) Cryptography
7 3 (2.40%) Data Protection Act
7 3 (2.40%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.80%) Open Source
8 1 (0.80%) CMDB
8 1 (0.80%) Performance Metrics
8 1 (0.80%) Smartphone
8 1 (0.80%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.80%) NHS
8 1 (0.80%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 84 (67.20%) Windows
2 42 (33.60%) Windows XP
3 33 (26.40%) Windows 7
4 29 (23.20%) Windows Server 2003
5 26 (20.80%) Windows Server 2008
6 19 (15.20%) Windows 2000
6 19 (15.20%) Windows Vista
7 6 (4.80%) UNIX
8 5 (4.00%) Windows NT
9 4 (3.20%) Windows 2000 Server
9 4 (3.20%) Windows 8
10 3 (2.40%) Linux
11 2 (1.60%) Solaris
11 2 (1.60%) Android
12 1 (0.80%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (29.60%) ITIL
2 28 (22.40%) Service Management
3 23 (18.40%) Software Deployment
4 15 (12.00%) Project Management
5 10 (8.00%) Mentoring
5 10 (8.00%) Coaching
6 9 (7.20%) Disaster Recovery
6 9 (7.20%) Incident Management
7 7 (5.60%) System Testing
7 7 (5.60%) Service Delivery
7 7 (5.60%) Change Management
8 6 (4.80%) Migration
8 6 (4.80%) Time Management
8 6 (4.80%) Problem Management
9 5 (4.00%) Unit Testing
9 5 (4.00%) ITSM
9 5 (4.00%) Line Management
10 4 (3.20%) Network Monitoring
10 4 (3.20%) Network Design
10 4 (3.20%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 15 (12.00%) SQL
2 10 (8.00%) VB
3 9 (7.20%) VBScript
4 6 (4.80%) PowerShell
5 4 (3.20%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.80%) Winbatch
Qualifications
1 35 (28.00%) Security Cleared
2 26 (20.80%) MCP
3 25 (20.00%) SC Cleared
4 15 (12.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 11 (8.80%) MCSE
6 7 (5.60%) DV Cleared
7 4 (3.20%) Degree
7 4 (3.20%) MCDST
8 2 (1.60%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.80%) AAT
9 1 (0.80%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 1 (0.80%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.80%) RHCE
9 1 (0.80%) CCNA
9 1 (0.80%) ISEB
9 1 (0.80%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (27.20%) SLA
2 4 (3.20%) QA
2 4 (3.20%) JSP 440
System Software
1 60 (48.00%) Active Directory
2 20 (16.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (10.40%) vSphere
4 10 (8.00%) Terminal Services
4 10 (8.00%) Microsoft App-V
5 7 (5.60%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 7 (5.60%) ISA Server
5 7 (5.60%) VMware ESX
5 7 (5.60%) VMware ESXi
6 6 (4.80%) Hyper-V
6 6 (4.80%) XenApp
7 5 (4.00%) XenDesktop
8 4 (3.20%) VMware Workstation
9 3 (2.40%) Novell eDirectory
9 3 (2.40%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 3 (2.40%) MetaFrame
9 3 (2.40%) Terminal Server
10 1 (0.80%) IAG
10 1 (0.80%) UAG
Systems Management
1 35 (28.00%) SCCM
2 21 (16.80%) OpenView
3 10 (8.00%) Norton AntiVirus
4 8 (6.40%) SCOM
4 8 (6.40%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 8 (6.40%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 7 (5.60%) BladeLogic
6 4 (3.20%) MOM
6 4 (3.20%) WhatsUp Gold
7 3 (2.40%) HP Data Protector
7 3 (2.40%) HP SIM
7 3 (2.40%) SAP Afaria
7 3 (2.40%) Unicenter
7 3 (2.40%) ARCserve
8 1 (0.80%) ZENworks
8 1 (0.80%) SCVMM
8 1 (0.80%) WSUS
8 1 (0.80%) Business Desktop Deployment
8 1 (0.80%) ServiceCenter
8 1 (0.80%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 110 (88.00%) Microsoft
2 32 (25.60%) HP
2 32 (25.60%) VMware
3 26 (20.80%) Citrix
4 23 (18.40%) Lotus
5 13 (10.40%) Altiris
6 12 (9.60%) Symantec
7 9 (7.20%) McAfee
7 9 (7.20%) Cisco
8 6 (4.80%) Oracle
8 6 (4.80%) CheckPoint
9 5 (4.00%) Intel
9 5 (4.00%) Juniper
10 4 (3.20%) EMC
10 4 (3.20%) CA
10 4 (3.20%) TippingPoint
10 4 (3.20%) 3PAR
10 4 (3.20%) F5
10 4 (3.20%) Lumension
11 3 (2.40%) Computacenter
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