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 25 August 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
25 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Systems Management Server (SMS)
Rank 582 591 544
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -47
Contract jobs citing Systems Management Server (SMS) 53 38 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.11% 0.072% 0.12%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.95% 0.81% 1.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 10 29
Median daily rate £244 £330 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.13% +13.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £218 £167
10% offered a daily rate of more than £378 £354 £453
UK excluding London median daily rate £260 £220 £325
% change year-on-year
+18.18% -32.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 8 16
Median hourly rate £28.38 £19.03 £20.06
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+49.10% -5.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.43 £12.35 £14.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.55 £19.62 £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.75 £18.77 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+53.21% +7.22%
Systems Management Server (SMS)
UK

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
5597 4697 4322
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 11.12% 8.86% 8.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 3645 2896 2533
Median daily rate £450 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 111 142 152
Median hourly rate £28.00 £24.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% +26.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.36 £11.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £43.44 £31.63
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £21.32 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+31.31% +9.34%

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 25 August 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 25 August 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 25 August 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
North East +4 28 £225 +12.50%
South East +9 11 £350 -
London -19 7 £402 +16.37%
East of England +17 3 - -
North West +9 3 £235 -9.61% 1
South West +7 1 £230 -
Systems Management Server (SMS)
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Systems Management Server (SMS)
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 August 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).

1 121 (96.80%) Microsoft
2 109 (87.20%) Windows
3 88 (70.40%) Active Directory
4 83 (66.40%) DHCP
4 83 (66.40%) DNS
5 73 (58.40%) SCCM
6 67 (53.60%) VMware
7 59 (47.20%) Citrix
7 59 (47.20%) Software Delivery
8 57 (45.60%) AppSense
8 57 (45.60%) XenApp
9 54 (43.20%) Microsoft App-V
10 52 (41.60%) Windows 7
11 51 (40.80%) Windows Server
12 50 (40.00%) Security Cleared
13 45 (36.00%) SQL
14 43 (34.40%) XenServer
14 43 (34.40%) XenDesktop
15 42 (33.60%) PowerShell
15 42 (33.60%) Computer Science
15 42 (33.60%) VBScript
16 39 (31.20%) Degree
17 38 (30.40%) VB
17 38 (30.40%) ITIL
17 38 (30.40%) Hyper-V
18 34 (27.20%) BPSS Clearance
19 33 (26.40%) Disclosure Scotland
20 32 (25.60%) SC Cleared
21 27 (21.60%) Windows Server 2008
21 27 (21.60%) T-SQL

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 25 (20.00%) MS Exchange
2 20 (16.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 20 (16.00%) Skype for Business
3 15 (12.00%) SharePoint
4 4 (3.20%) Exchange Server 2003
4 4 (3.20%) IBM Notes
5 2 (1.60%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (1.60%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.80%) Apache
6 1 (0.80%) IIS
6 1 (0.80%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.80%) Umbraco
6 1 (0.80%) WebLogic
Applications
1 26 (20.80%) MS Excel
2 16 (12.80%) MS Office
3 6 (4.80%) MS Project
4 4 (3.20%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (3.20%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.80%) Acrobat
5 1 (0.80%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (1.60%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.80%) nopCommerce
2 1 (0.80%) Oracle CRM
2 1 (0.80%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 7 (5.60%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.80%) IaaS
2 1 (0.80%) Office 365
2 1 (0.80%) SaaS
2 1 (0.80%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 83 (66.40%) DHCP
1 83 (66.40%) DNS
2 22 (17.60%) TCP/IP
3 17 (13.60%) IPsec
3 17 (13.60%) VPN
4 15 (12.00%) HTTP
4 15 (12.00%) IPv6
4 15 (12.00%) Software-Defined Networking
5 10 (8.00%) 3G
5 10 (8.00%) Wi-Fi
6 9 (7.20%) BGP
7 6 (4.80%) SAN
8 5 (4.00%) Firewall
9 4 (3.20%) LAN
9 4 (3.20%) SNMP
9 4 (3.20%) SSL
9 4 (3.20%) WAN
10 3 (2.40%) DMZ
10 3 (2.40%) MPLS
11 2 (1.60%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (7.20%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.40%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (2.40%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (2.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (0.80%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.80%) MongoDB
3 1 (0.80%) MySQL
3 1 (0.80%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.80%) Redis
3 1 (0.80%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (0.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 23 (18.40%) MSI
2 2 (1.60%) InstallShield
2 2 (1.60%) Mercurial
2 2 (1.60%) TestDirector
2 2 (1.60%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.80%) Git (software)
General
1 15 (12.00%) Marketing
2 4 (3.20%) Finance
3 2 (1.60%) Multimedia
4 1 (0.80%) Back Office
4 1 (0.80%) Legal
4 1 (0.80%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (0.80%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 21 (16.80%) Desktop Engineer
2 20 (16.00%) Support Engineer
3 17 (13.60%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 14 (11.20%) Desktop Support
5 11 (8.80%) Build Engineer
6 9 (7.20%) Network Engineer
7 7 (5.60%) 2nd Line Support
7 7 (5.60%) Network Support
7 7 (5.60%) Network Support Engineer
8 6 (4.80%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
8 6 (4.80%) Project Manager
9 5 (4.00%) 3rd Line Support
9 5 (4.00%) Analyst
9 5 (4.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 5 (4.00%) Developer
10 4 (3.20%) Azure Engineer
10 4 (3.20%) Consultant
10 4 (3.20%) Integration Engineer
11 3 (2.40%) SSIS Developer
11 3 (2.40%) T-SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (13.60%) CSS
2 11 (8.80%) .NET
3 9 (7.20%) XML
4 2 (1.60%) 802.1X
4 2 (1.60%) AngularJS
4 2 (1.60%) ASP.NET
4 2 (1.60%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (1.60%) CSS3
4 2 (1.60%) HTML
4 2 (1.60%) HTML5
4 2 (1.60%) jQuery
4 2 (1.60%) JSON
5 1 (0.80%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (0.80%) J2EE
5 1 (0.80%) Middleware
5 1 (0.80%) RabbitMQ
5 1 (0.80%) SignalR
Miscellaneous
1 42 (33.60%) Computer Science
2 15 (12.00%) Public Cloud
3 14 (11.20%) Data Centre
4 10 (8.00%) Fat Client
4 10 (8.00%) Thin Client
5 9 (7.20%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (4.00%) Management Information System
6 5 (4.00%) Replication
7 4 (3.20%) Enterprise Storage
8 3 (2.40%) Clustering
9 2 (1.60%) Blackberry
9 2 (1.60%) IVR
9 2 (1.60%) PKI
10 1 (0.80%) AS400
10 1 (0.80%) Inversion of Control
10 1 (0.80%) Life Science
10 1 (0.80%) LIMS
10 1 (0.80%) Mainframe
10 1 (0.80%) PDA
10 1 (0.80%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 109 (87.20%) Windows
2 52 (41.60%) Windows 7
3 51 (40.80%) Windows Server
4 27 (21.60%) Windows Server 2008
5 22 (17.60%) Windows Server 2003
6 14 (11.20%) Linux
7 11 (8.80%) Windows 8
7 11 (8.80%) Windows Server 2012
8 10 (8.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 9 (7.20%) Ubuntu
10 7 (5.60%) Windows XP
11 6 (4.80%) Apple iOS
11 6 (4.80%) Mac OS
11 6 (4.80%) Solaris
11 6 (4.80%) Windows 10
11 6 (4.80%) Windows Vista
12 2 (1.60%) Unix
13 1 (0.80%) HPUX
13 1 (0.80%) Oracle Linux
13 1 (0.80%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (47.20%) Software Delivery
2 38 (30.40%) ITIL
3 19 (15.20%) Operational Acceptance Testing
3 19 (15.20%) Software Distribution
4 16 (12.80%) Load Balancing
4 16 (12.80%) Presales
5 15 (12.00%) Mentoring
5 15 (12.00%) Process Improvement
5 15 (12.00%) Workflow
6 10 (8.00%) Server Building
7 9 (7.20%) Incident Management
7 9 (7.20%) Software Testing
8 8 (6.40%) Problem Management
8 8 (6.40%) Service Management
8 8 (6.40%) Software Deployment
9 7 (5.60%) Change Management
9 7 (5.60%) Information Security
9 7 (5.60%) PRINCE2
9 7 (5.60%) Unit Testing
10 6 (4.80%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 45 (36.00%) SQL
2 42 (33.60%) PowerShell
2 42 (33.60%) VBScript
3 38 (30.40%) VB
4 27 (21.60%) T-SQL
5 11 (8.80%) C#
6 9 (7.20%) C
6 9 (7.20%) C++
7 2 (1.60%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 50 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 39 (31.20%) Degree
3 34 (27.20%) BPSS Clearance
4 32 (25.60%) SC Cleared
5 25 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
6 20 (16.00%) MCSA
7 16 (12.80%) MCSE
8 12 (9.60%) DV Cleared
8 12 (9.60%) MCSD
9 8 (6.40%) MCP
10 6 (4.80%) CCNA
10 6 (4.80%) CCNP
10 6 (4.80%) Cisco Certification
11 5 (4.00%) MCITP
12 4 (3.20%) VCP4
12 4 (3.20%) VCP5
12 4 (3.20%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 1 (0.80%) APMP
13 1 (0.80%) CRISC
13 1 (0.80%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (26.40%) Disclosure Scotland
2 10 (8.00%) SLA
3 2 (1.60%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.80%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.80%) QA
System Software
1 88 (70.40%) Active Directory
2 57 (45.60%) XenApp
3 54 (43.20%) Microsoft App-V
4 43 (34.40%) XenDesktop
4 43 (34.40%) XenServer
5 38 (30.40%) Hyper-V
6 16 (12.80%) VMware Infrastructure
7 2 (1.60%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.80%) Firmware
8 1 (0.80%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 73 (58.40%) SCCM
2 20 (16.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 3 (2.40%) WSUS
4 1 (0.80%) AirWatch
4 1 (0.80%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.80%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (0.80%) MOM
4 1 (0.80%) OpenView
4 1 (0.80%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 121 (96.80%) Microsoft
2 67 (53.60%) VMware
3 59 (47.20%) Citrix
4 57 (45.60%) AppSense
5 16 (12.80%) Altiris
6 11 (8.80%) HP
7 10 (8.00%) Red Hat
7 10 (8.00%) ThinPrint
8 9 (7.20%) Oracle
9 6 (4.80%) Intel Security
10 5 (4.00%) Apple
11 4 (3.20%) Cisco
11 4 (3.20%) Lotus
11 4 (3.20%) SAP
11 4 (3.20%) Supermicro
12 3 (2.40%) Facebook
13 2 (1.60%) Bomgar
13 2 (1.60%) NetApp
13 2 (1.60%) Twitter
13 2 (1.60%) Veritas