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 14 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
14 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Systems Management Server (SMS)
Rank 501 462 449
Rank change year-on-year
-39 -13
Contract jobs citing Systems Management Server (SMS) 48 77 120
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.10% 0.17% 0.23%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.32% 2.26% 3.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 45 45
Average daily rate
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£263 £300 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +13.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £111 £100 £99
10% offered a daily rate of more than £414 £400 £508
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £225 £250
% change year-on-year
+44.44% -9.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 5 21
Average hourly rate £17.50 £22.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.22% +50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.48 £18.40 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.08 £31.40 £57.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £25.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-34.00% +66.66%
Systems Management Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
3633 3405 3536
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 7.62% 7.45% 6.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 2140 1959 1793
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 £226 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 115 162 171
Average hourly rate £16.12 £22.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.35% +12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £40.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.36 £20.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-10.43% +13.88%
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 14 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 14 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 14 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 +2 17 £118 -47.77% 1
London -25 16 £275 -16.66% 2
South East -3 8 £325 +1.56% 9
South West - 4 - - 4
East of England -18 2 £90 - 1
Yorkshire - - - -
North East - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
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Systems Management Server (SMS)
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 14 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).

1 110 (85.27%) Microsoft
2 82 (63.57%) Windows
3 67 (51.94%) MS Office
4 61 (47.29%) Active Directory
5 53 (41.09%) SCCM
6 51 (39.53%) MS Excel
7 47 (36.43%) Windows XP
8 45 (34.88%) Windows 7
9 41 (31.78%) Security Cleared
10 37 (28.68%) Citrix
11 36 (27.91%) HP
12 35 (27.13%) ITIL
13 33 (25.58%) SC Cleared
14 27 (20.93%) VMware
15 24 (18.60%) XenApp
16 22 (17.05%) Project Management
16 22 (17.05%) VPN
17 21 (16.28%) MS Exchange
17 21 (16.28%) SQL
17 21 (16.28%) Blackberry
18 19 (14.73%) SLA
19 18 (13.95%) Microsoft App-V
20 17 (13.18%) MCP
20 17 (13.18%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
20 17 (13.18%) Software Deployment
21 16 (12.40%) Finance
21 16 (12.40%) Telecoms
22 15 (11.63%) Service Management
22 15 (11.63%) SQL Server
22 15 (11.63%) Microsoft Certification

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

For the 6 months to 14 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 21 (16.28%) MS Exchange
2 17 (13.18%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 14 (10.85%) IBM Notes
4 6 (4.65%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (3.88%) Exchange Server 2003
6 4 (3.10%) IIS
6 4 (3.10%) SharePoint
7 3 (2.33%) Lync
7 3 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (1.55%) Documentum
9 1 (0.78%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.78%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.78%) MS Project Server
9 1 (0.78%) WorkSite
9 1 (0.78%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 67 (51.94%) MS Office
2 51 (39.53%) MS Excel
3 12 (9.30%) MS Project
4 10 (7.75%) MS PowerPoint
5 8 (6.20%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.78%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 2 (1.55%) Khalix
1 2 (1.55%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.78%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.10%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 22 (17.05%) VPN
2 13 (10.08%) VoIP
3 12 (9.30%) TCP/IP
4 10 (7.75%) DNS
5 9 (6.98%) WAN
5 9 (6.98%) LAN
6 6 (4.65%) Broadband
6 6 (4.65%) DHCP
6 6 (4.65%) Intranet
6 6 (4.65%) 3G
7 5 (3.88%) PBX
7 5 (3.88%) LTE
8 4 (3.10%) Radio Access Network
8 4 (3.10%) Wireless
8 4 (3.10%) Cisco IOS
8 4 (3.10%) Firewall
9 3 (2.33%) SAN
10 2 (1.55%) Wi-Fi
10 2 (1.55%) Internet
11 1 (0.78%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (11.63%) SQL Server
2 9 (6.98%) SQL Server 2000
3 5 (3.88%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (3.88%) MS Access
4 3 (2.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.78%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.78%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.78%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 11 (8.53%) MSI
2 6 (4.65%) AdminStudio
2 6 (4.65%) Wise Package Studio
3 2 (1.55%) StarTeam
3 2 (1.55%) InstallShield
4 1 (0.78%) Axure RP
General
1 16 (12.40%) Telecoms
1 16 (12.40%) Finance
2 10 (7.75%) Law
2 10 (7.75%) Legal
3 8 (6.20%) Banking
4 6 (4.65%) Publishing
5 5 (3.88%) Marketing
6 4 (3.10%) Investment Banking
6 4 (3.10%) Back Office
7 3 (2.33%) Financial Institution
7 3 (2.33%) French Language
8 2 (1.55%) Retail
9 1 (0.78%) Advertising
9 1 (0.78%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 33 (25.58%) Analyst
2 16 (12.40%) Support Engineer
3 15 (11.63%) Service Analyst
3 15 (11.63%) Service Desk Analyst
4 14 (10.85%) Desktop Support
5 11 (8.53%) Support Analyst
5 11 (8.53%) Desktop Engineer
6 10 (7.75%) Applications Packager
7 8 (6.20%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 8 (6.20%) Desktop Support Analyst
7 8 (6.20%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 8 (6.20%) Desktop Analyst
8 7 (5.43%) 2nd Line Support
9 6 (4.65%) Systems Manager
9 6 (4.65%) ScrumMaster
9 6 (4.65%) Wintel Engineer
10 5 (3.88%) 1st Line Support
10 5 (3.88%) Consultant
10 5 (3.88%) Systems Engineer
11 4 (3.10%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (7.75%) Application Packaging
2 7 (5.43%) XML
3 6 (4.65%) .NET
3 6 (4.65%) Software Packaging
4 2 (1.55%) X-Windows
5 1 (0.78%) ODBC
5 1 (0.78%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 21 (16.28%) Blackberry
2 13 (10.08%) Client/Server
3 11 (8.53%) iPhone
4 10 (7.75%) Management Information System
4 10 (7.75%) iPad
5 7 (5.43%) Thin Client
5 7 (5.43%) Fat Client
6 5 (3.88%) Clustering
7 4 (3.10%) Computer Science
7 4 (3.10%) Visualisation
8 3 (2.33%) Video Conferencing
8 3 (2.33%) Hedge funds
9 2 (1.55%) CMDB
9 2 (1.55%) EPoS
9 2 (1.55%) Chip and PIN
9 2 (1.55%) EFT
9 2 (1.55%) NHS
10 1 (0.78%) Smartcard
10 1 (0.78%) Replication
10 1 (0.78%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 82 (63.57%) Windows
2 47 (36.43%) Windows XP
3 45 (34.88%) Windows 7
4 15 (11.63%) Windows Server 2008
5 14 (10.85%) Windows Vista
6 10 (7.75%) Windows 2000
6 10 (7.75%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (4.65%) Windows 8
8 4 (3.10%) Android
8 4 (3.10%) Linux
9 3 (2.33%) Mac OS X
10 2 (1.55%) UNIX
10 2 (1.55%) Windows 2000 Server
10 2 (1.55%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.78%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (27.13%) ITIL
2 22 (17.05%) Project Management
3 17 (13.18%) Software Deployment
4 15 (11.63%) Service Management
5 11 (8.53%) Incident Management
6 10 (7.75%) Service Delivery
7 9 (6.98%) Configuration Management
8 8 (6.20%) Software Distribution
9 7 (5.43%) Continuous Improvement
9 7 (5.43%) PRINCE2
9 7 (5.43%) Validation
9 7 (5.43%) Migration
10 6 (4.65%) Scrum
10 6 (4.65%) ITSM
11 5 (3.88%) Problem Management
11 5 (3.88%) Digital Marketing
11 5 (3.88%) Network Monitoring
12 4 (3.10%) Root Cause Analysis
12 4 (3.10%) Campaign Management
12 4 (3.10%) Statistical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 21 (16.28%) SQL
2 13 (10.08%) VB
3 12 (9.30%) VBScript
4 9 (6.98%) PowerShell
5 3 (2.33%) Java
5 3 (2.33%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.78%) Winbatch
6 1 (0.78%) VBA
Qualifications
1 41 (31.78%) Security Cleared
2 33 (25.58%) SC Cleared
3 17 (13.18%) MCP
4 15 (11.63%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (5.43%) MCDST
6 6 (4.65%) Degree
7 5 (3.88%) MCSE
7 5 (3.88%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (2.33%) DV Cleared
9 2 (1.55%) 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 19 (14.73%) SLA
2 2 (1.55%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.78%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.78%) QA
System Software
1 61 (47.29%) Active Directory
2 24 (18.60%) XenApp
3 18 (13.95%) Microsoft App-V
4 15 (11.63%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (3.88%) Terminal Server
6 4 (3.10%) VMware Workstation
7 3 (2.33%) XenDesktop
8 2 (1.55%) Hyper-V
8 2 (1.55%) IAG
8 2 (1.55%) UAG
9 1 (0.78%) vSphere
9 1 (0.78%) VMware ESX
9 1 (0.78%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 53 (41.09%) SCCM
2 14 (10.85%) WSUS
3 13 (10.08%) OpenView
4 7 (5.43%) SCOM
5 6 (4.65%) MOM
5 6 (4.65%) Norton AntiVirus
6 5 (3.88%) SAP Afaria
7 4 (3.10%) ZENworks
7 4 (3.10%) HP Quality Center
7 4 (3.10%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 2 (1.55%) OVSD
8 2 (1.55%) ServiceCenter
8 2 (1.55%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 2 (1.55%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
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%) Business Desktop Deployment
9 1 (0.78%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 110 (85.27%) Microsoft
2 37 (28.68%) Citrix
3 36 (27.91%) HP
4 27 (20.93%) VMware
5 14 (10.85%) Lotus
6 12 (9.30%) CA
6 12 (9.30%) AppSense
7 10 (7.75%) Apple
8 6 (4.65%) Oracle
8 6 (4.65%) Cisco
8 6 (4.65%) Symantec
8 6 (4.65%) McAfee
9 5 (3.88%) Sophos
9 5 (3.88%) Altiris
9 5 (3.88%) IBM
10 4 (3.10%) Remedy
10 4 (3.10%) Speakerbus
11 3 (2.33%) Lumension
11 3 (2.33%) Computacenter
11 3 (2.33%) Reuters
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