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 24 April 2015 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Systems Management Server (SMS)
Rank 545 502 431
Rank change year-on-year
-43 -71
Contract jobs citing Systems Management Server (SMS) 38 80 95
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.075% 0.16% 0.22%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.96% 2.09% 3.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 44 59
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£375 £305 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.95% +35.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £126 £165 £95
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £436 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £263 £343 £230
% change year-on-year
-23.35% +48.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 3 5
Average hourly rate £20.19 £14.50 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+39.20% -34.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.15 £12.90 £13.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £16.90 £66.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.19 £14.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+39.20% -51.66%
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
3952 3831 3029
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 7.82% 7.62% 6.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 2435 2220 1766
Average daily rate £417 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 189 153 164
Average hourly rate £20.19 £22.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.28% +12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.70 £14.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.15 £45.00 £35.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.19 £25.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-19.26% +25.00%

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 24 April 2015.

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)
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 24 April 2015. 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
South West +7 10 £375 -1.31%
South East -26 10 £288 -25.80% 1
London -13 9 £513 +130.33% 6
North West -21 5 £120 -45.45% 3
North East -4 1 - -
West Midlands -14 1 £200 +8.10%
Yorkshire - 1 £150 -
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Systems Management Server (SMS)
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 90 (84.11%) Microsoft
2 73 (68.22%) Windows
3 60 (56.07%) MS Excel
4 59 (55.14%) Active Directory
5 55 (51.40%) SCCM
6 44 (41.12%) VMware
6 44 (41.12%) SQL
6 44 (41.12%) Windows 7
7 43 (40.19%) Security Cleared
8 39 (36.45%) MS Office
9 38 (35.51%) Windows Server 2003
9 38 (35.51%) Windows Server 2008
10 32 (29.91%) Windows XP
11 31 (28.97%) ITIL
11 31 (28.97%) VMware Infrastructure
12 29 (27.10%) VBScript
13 28 (26.17%) VB
14 27 (25.23%) HP
14 27 (25.23%) SC Cleared
15 24 (22.43%) PowerShell
16 22 (20.56%) MCP
16 22 (20.56%) Service Management
17 21 (19.63%) SLA
18 20 (18.69%) Oracle
19 19 (17.76%) Hyper-V
20 17 (15.89%) IBM Notes
20 17 (15.89%) OpenView
20 17 (15.89%) OpenView Configuration Management
20 17 (15.89%) Lotus
21 16 (14.95%) Windows Server 2012

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

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 17 (15.89%) IBM Notes
2 10 (9.35%) MS Exchange
3 9 (8.41%) SharePoint
4 8 (7.48%) IIS
5 7 (6.54%) OpenStack
6 5 (4.67%) SharePoint Server
6 5 (4.67%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (2.80%) Documentum
7 3 (2.80%) Confluence
8 2 (1.87%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (1.87%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.93%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.93%) CMS
9 1 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 60 (56.07%) MS Excel
2 39 (36.45%) MS Office
3 6 (5.61%) MS Project
4 4 (3.74%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (2.80%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.93%) GoldMine
1 1 (0.93%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 7 (6.54%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (2.80%) OpenShift
3 1 (0.93%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 14 (13.08%) DNS
2 11 (10.28%) DHCP
3 8 (7.48%) SAN
4 7 (6.54%) WAN
4 7 (6.54%) TCP/IP
5 6 (5.61%) Firewall
6 5 (4.67%) LAN
7 4 (3.74%) Broadband
7 4 (3.74%) VPN
8 3 (2.80%) SSL
8 3 (2.80%) PBX
8 3 (2.80%) Cisco IOS
8 3 (2.80%) Cisco ASA
8 3 (2.80%) Network Security
8 3 (2.80%) NAS
8 3 (2.80%) Junos
8 3 (2.80%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 3 (2.80%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 2 (1.87%) Wireshark
9 2 (1.87%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (10.28%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.74%) MySQL
3 3 (2.80%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 3 (2.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 3 (2.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (2.80%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.87%) OLAP Cube
4 2 (1.87%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (1.87%) Oracle OLAP
4 2 (1.87%) QlikView
4 2 (1.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (1.87%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (1.87%) Data Mining
4 2 (1.87%) OLAP
4 2 (1.87%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.93%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 12 (11.21%) StarTeam
2 5 (4.67%) MSI
3 3 (2.80%) JIRA
4 2 (1.87%) Wise Package Studio
4 2 (1.87%) QuickTest Pro
4 2 (1.87%) LoadRunner
5 1 (0.93%) InstallShield
5 1 (0.93%) AdminStudio
5 1 (0.93%) Eclipse
General
1 11 (10.28%) Finance
2 6 (5.61%) Telecoms
2 6 (5.61%) Banking
3 3 (2.80%) Investment Banking
4 2 (1.87%) Retail
4 2 (1.87%) Front Office
5 1 (0.93%) Legal
5 1 (0.93%) Advertising
5 1 (0.93%) French Language
5 1 (0.93%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 23 (21.50%) Analyst
2 14 (13.08%) Service Analyst
2 14 (13.08%) Service Desk Analyst
3 11 (10.28%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 9 (8.41%) Support Engineer
4 9 (8.41%) Integration Engineer
5 8 (7.48%) Desktop Engineer
6 7 (6.54%) 3rd Line Support
7 6 (5.61%) Administrator
7 6 (5.61%) Senior Manager
8 5 (4.67%) Systems Engineer
8 5 (4.67%) Desktop Support
8 5 (4.67%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 4 (3.74%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 4 (3.74%) Windows Administrator
9 4 (3.74%) Applications Support
9 4 (3.74%) 2nd Line Support
9 4 (3.74%) Integration Manager
10 3 (2.80%) Developer
10 3 (2.80%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (6.54%) Application Packaging
2 6 (5.61%) .NET
3 3 (2.80%) Software Packaging
4 2 (1.87%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.93%) XML
5 1 (0.93%) HTML
5 1 (0.93%) WSH
5 1 (0.93%) Spring
5 1 (0.93%) jQuery
5 1 (0.93%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 8 (7.48%) Open Source
2 7 (6.54%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (4.67%) Management Information System
4 3 (2.80%) NHS
4 3 (2.80%) Thin Client
4 3 (2.80%) IVR
4 3 (2.80%) Fat Client
4 3 (2.80%) PKI
4 3 (2.80%) Cryptography
5 2 (1.87%) Mobile Banking
5 2 (1.87%) Algorithms
5 2 (1.87%) iPad
5 2 (1.87%) iPhone
5 2 (1.87%) Clustering
5 2 (1.87%) Client/Server
5 2 (1.87%) Blackberry
6 1 (0.93%) Replication
6 1 (0.93%) CMDB
6 1 (0.93%) Smartphone
6 1 (0.93%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 73 (68.22%) Windows
2 44 (41.12%) Windows 7
3 38 (35.51%) Windows Server 2003
3 38 (35.51%) Windows Server 2008
4 32 (29.91%) Windows XP
5 16 (14.95%) Windows Server 2012
6 13 (12.15%) Windows 8
7 9 (8.41%) Linux
8 7 (6.54%) Windows 2000
8 7 (6.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (2.80%) Windows Vista
10 1 (0.93%) Windows CE
10 1 (0.93%) UNIX
10 1 (0.93%) Windows NT
10 1 (0.93%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (28.97%) ITIL
2 22 (20.56%) Service Management
3 15 (14.02%) Configuration Management
4 9 (8.41%) Project Management
5 8 (7.48%) Time Management
5 8 (7.48%) Service Delivery
6 6 (5.61%) Network Management
6 6 (5.61%) Release Management
6 6 (5.61%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (4.67%) Change Management
7 5 (4.67%) Performance Tuning
7 5 (4.67%) Mentoring
8 4 (3.74%) Coaching
8 4 (3.74%) Incident Management
8 4 (3.74%) Scrum
9 3 (2.80%) Network Design
9 3 (2.80%) Problem Management
9 3 (2.80%) Load Balancing
9 3 (2.80%) Business Analysis
9 3 (2.80%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 44 (41.12%) SQL
2 29 (27.10%) VBScript
3 28 (26.17%) VB
4 24 (22.43%) PowerShell
5 8 (7.48%) T-SQL
6 7 (6.54%) Shell Script
7 4 (3.74%) Java
8 3 (2.80%) C#
9 1 (0.93%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.93%) VBA
9 1 (0.93%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.93%) Perl
9 1 (0.93%) PHP
9 1 (0.93%) C
9 1 (0.93%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 43 (40.19%) Security Cleared
2 27 (25.23%) SC Cleared
3 22 (20.56%) MCP
4 13 (12.15%) DV Cleared
5 10 (9.35%) MCSE
5 10 (9.35%) Microsoft Certification
6 7 (6.54%) RHCE
6 7 (6.54%) RHCA
6 7 (6.54%) RHCSA
7 4 (3.74%) Degree
8 3 (2.80%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (2.80%) CCNA
9 1 (0.93%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (0.93%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (19.63%) SLA
2 3 (2.80%) QA
2 3 (2.80%) JSP 440
3 1 (0.93%) P3O
System Software
1 59 (55.14%) Active Directory
2 31 (28.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (17.76%) Hyper-V
4 9 (8.41%) XenApp
5 8 (7.48%) VMware Workstation
6 6 (5.61%) Microsoft App-V
7 5 (4.67%) vSphere
8 4 (3.74%) VMware ESX
9 3 (2.80%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (1.87%) XenServer
10 2 (1.87%) XenDesktop
10 2 (1.87%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 1 (0.93%) ISA Server
11 1 (0.93%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.93%) VMware GSX
11 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.93%) Sendmail
11 1 (0.93%) UAG
Systems Management
1 55 (51.40%) SCCM
2 17 (15.89%) OpenView
2 17 (15.89%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 11 (10.28%) SCOM
4 6 (5.61%) BMC Marimba
5 3 (2.80%) MOM
5 3 (2.80%) BladeLogic
5 3 (2.80%) WMI
5 3 (2.80%) WhatsUp Gold
5 3 (2.80%) SCOrch
5 3 (2.80%) SCSM
6 2 (1.87%) AirWatch
6 2 (1.87%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (1.87%) HP Data Protector
6 2 (1.87%) WSUS
6 2 (1.87%) Backup Exec
6 2 (1.87%) ARCserve
6 2 (1.87%) Unicenter
7 1 (0.93%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.93%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 90 (84.11%) Microsoft
2 44 (41.12%) VMware
3 27 (25.23%) HP
4 20 (18.69%) Oracle
5 17 (15.89%) Lotus
6 13 (12.15%) McAfee
7 10 (9.35%) Citrix
8 8 (7.48%) Cisco
8 8 (7.48%) Borland
9 7 (6.54%) Red Hat
10 6 (5.61%) Altiris
10 6 (5.61%) EMC
11 4 (3.74%) F5
11 4 (3.74%) LANDesk
11 4 (3.74%) Symantec
11 4 (3.74%) BMC
11 4 (3.74%) NetApp
11 4 (3.74%) CheckPoint
12 3 (2.80%) Juniper
12 3 (2.80%) TippingPoint
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