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 24 May 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
24 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Systems Management Server (SMS)
Rank 545 570 528
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -42
Contract jobs citing Systems Management Server (SMS) 72 39 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.15% 0.079% 0.11%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.42% 0.97% 1.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 16 32
Median daily rate £288 £375 £223
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.26% +68.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £221 £288 £124
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £450 £423
UK excluding London median daily rate £293 £375 £280
% change year-on-year
-21.93% +33.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 7 0
Median hourly rate £21.00 £20.19 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.03% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £20.19 -
% change year-on-year
+78.35% -
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
5063 4026 3802
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 10.31% 8.19% 7.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 3265 2531 2245
Median daily rate £450 £415 £389
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.43% +6.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £562 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 96 169 141
Median hourly rate £22.00 £20.19 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.99% -10.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.50 £11.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.00 £33.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £20.19 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+73.39% -19.26%

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 24 May 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 24 May 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 24 May 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 -14 39 £265 - 4
South East +4 20 £375 +11.11% 2
East of England - 5 - -
North West -7 3 - -
London -20 3 £320 -16.06% 2
Yorkshire +8 1 £108 -28.33%
South West -7 1 £400 +6.66%
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Systems Management Server (SMS)
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 May 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).

1 101 (97.12%) Microsoft
2 90 (86.54%) Windows
3 64 (61.54%) Active Directory
4 61 (58.65%) SCCM
5 50 (48.08%) DHCP
5 50 (48.08%) DNS
6 45 (43.27%) Windows 7
6 45 (43.27%) VMware
7 38 (36.54%) Software Delivery
8 34 (32.69%) Citrix
9 33 (31.73%) VBScript
9 33 (31.73%) Security Cleared
9 33 (31.73%) Windows Server
10 32 (30.77%) Hyper-V
11 31 (29.81%) XenApp
11 31 (29.81%) AppSense
12 29 (27.88%) Windows Server 2008
12 29 (27.88%) SQL
13 28 (26.92%) MS Excel
14 27 (25.96%) VB
14 27 (25.96%) ITIL
14 27 (25.96%) PowerShell
14 27 (25.96%) Microsoft App-V
15 26 (25.00%) Computer Science
15 26 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
16 24 (23.08%) MS Office
16 24 (23.08%) Degree
16 24 (23.08%) SC Cleared
17 19 (18.27%) XenServer
17 19 (18.27%) XenDesktop

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 16 (15.38%) MS Exchange
2 11 (10.58%) Skype for Business
3 10 (9.62%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (5.77%) SharePoint
5 5 (4.81%) Exchange Server 2003
6 3 (2.88%) IBM Notes
7 2 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (1.92%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.96%) Apache
8 1 (0.96%) IIS
8 1 (0.96%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.96%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.96%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.96%) WebSphere
Applications
1 28 (26.92%) MS Excel
2 24 (23.08%) MS Office
3 6 (5.77%) MS PowerPoint
3 6 (5.77%) MS Project
4 4 (3.85%) MS Visio
5 2 (1.92%) Acrobat
5 2 (1.92%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (1.92%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.96%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.96%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.96%) Dynamics GP
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.81%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.96%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 50 (48.08%) DHCP
1 50 (48.08%) DNS
2 18 (17.31%) TCP/IP
3 16 (15.38%) IPsec
3 16 (15.38%) VPN
4 14 (13.46%) HTTP
4 14 (13.46%) IPv6
4 14 (13.46%) Software-Defined Networking
5 9 (8.65%) BGP
6 7 (6.73%) 3G
6 7 (6.73%) Wi-Fi
7 3 (2.88%) DMZ
7 3 (2.88%) Firewall
7 3 (2.88%) LAN
7 3 (2.88%) MPLS
7 3 (2.88%) NAS
7 3 (2.88%) Remote Desktop
7 3 (2.88%) SAN
7 3 (2.88%) WAN
7 3 (2.88%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (11.54%) SQL Server
2 8 (7.69%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (6.73%) SQL Server 2005
4 5 (4.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (4.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (3.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.96%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.96%) MySQL
6 1 (0.96%) Power BI
6 1 (0.96%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 9 (8.65%) MSI
2 2 (1.92%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (0.96%) StarTeam
General
1 14 (13.46%) Marketing
2 3 (2.88%) Finance
3 2 (1.92%) Multimedia
3 2 (1.92%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.96%) Advertising
4 1 (0.96%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 25 (24.04%) Support Engineer
2 17 (16.35%) Desktop Engineer
3 16 (15.38%) Desktop Support
4 9 (8.65%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 9 (8.65%) Consultant
4 9 (8.65%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 9 (8.65%) Integration Engineer
5 8 (7.69%) Network Engineer
6 6 (5.77%) Network Support
6 6 (5.77%) Network Support Engineer
7 5 (4.81%) 2nd Line Support
7 5 (4.81%) Developer
7 5 (4.81%) Microsoft Developer
7 5 (4.81%) Software Consultant
7 5 (4.81%) SQL Developer
7 5 (4.81%) SSIS Developer
7 5 (4.81%) T-SQL Developer
8 4 (3.85%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
8 4 (3.85%) Azure Engineer
8 4 (3.85%) Deskside Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (14.42%) CSS
2 10 (9.62%) XML
3 9 (8.65%) .NET
4 2 (1.92%) 802.1X
5 1 (0.96%) J2EE
5 1 (0.96%) MDX
5 1 (0.96%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 26 (25.00%) Computer Science
2 14 (13.46%) Public Cloud
3 10 (9.62%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (6.73%) Fat Client
4 7 (6.73%) Management Information System
4 7 (6.73%) Thin Client
5 6 (5.77%) Data Centre
6 3 (2.88%) Blackberry
6 3 (2.88%) Driving Licence
6 3 (2.88%) Enterprise Storage
6 3 (2.88%) IVR
6 3 (2.88%) Replication
7 2 (1.92%) Clustering
7 2 (1.92%) Mathematics
7 2 (1.92%) PDA
7 2 (1.92%) PKI
7 2 (1.92%) Smartphone
7 2 (1.92%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.96%) Data Extraction
8 1 (0.96%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 90 (86.54%) Windows
2 45 (43.27%) Windows 7
3 33 (31.73%) Windows Server
4 29 (27.88%) Windows Server 2008
5 26 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 14 (13.46%) Linux
6 14 (13.46%) Windows 8
7 12 (11.54%) Windows Vista
8 11 (10.58%) Apple iOS
9 10 (9.62%) Mac OS
9 10 (9.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 9 (8.65%) Ubuntu
10 9 (8.65%) Windows Server 2012
11 6 (5.77%) Windows 10
12 5 (4.81%) Windows XP
13 2 (1.92%) Unix
13 2 (1.92%) Windows 2000
14 1 (0.96%) HPUX
14 1 (0.96%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.96%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (36.54%) Software Delivery
2 27 (25.96%) ITIL
3 15 (14.42%) Load Balancing
3 15 (14.42%) Presales
4 14 (13.46%) Mentoring
4 14 (13.46%) Process Improvement
4 14 (13.46%) Workflow
5 11 (10.58%) Software Deployment
6 10 (9.62%) Information Security
6 10 (9.62%) Operational Acceptance Testing
7 9 (8.65%) Incident Management
7 9 (8.65%) Software Distribution
7 9 (8.65%) Software Testing
8 7 (6.73%) Disaster Recovery
8 7 (6.73%) Problem Management
8 7 (6.73%) Project Management
9 6 (5.77%) Change Management
9 6 (5.77%) Migration
9 6 (5.77%) Service Management
10 5 (4.81%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 33 (31.73%) VBScript
2 29 (27.88%) SQL
3 27 (25.96%) PowerShell
3 27 (25.96%) VB
4 14 (13.46%) T-SQL
5 11 (10.58%) C
6 9 (8.65%) C#
6 9 (8.65%) C++
Qualifications
1 33 (31.73%) Security Cleared
2 24 (23.08%) Degree
2 24 (23.08%) SC Cleared
3 18 (17.31%) BPSS Clearance
4 15 (14.42%) Microsoft Certification
5 13 (12.50%) MCSA
5 13 (12.50%) MCSE
6 11 (10.58%) MCSD
7 6 (5.77%) MCP
8 5 (4.81%) DV Cleared
9 2 (1.92%) CCNA
9 2 (1.92%) CCNP
9 2 (1.92%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.96%) CISM
10 1 (0.96%) CISSP
10 1 (0.96%) CRISC
10 1 (0.96%) GIAC
10 1 (0.96%) HND
10 1 (0.96%) MCDBA
10 1 (0.96%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (17.31%) Disclosure Scotland
2 15 (14.42%) SLA
3 2 (1.92%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.96%) Data Quality
System Software
1 64 (61.54%) Active Directory
2 32 (30.77%) Hyper-V
3 31 (29.81%) XenApp
4 27 (25.96%) Microsoft App-V
5 19 (18.27%) XenDesktop
5 19 (18.27%) XenServer
6 17 (16.35%) VMware Infrastructure
7 3 (2.88%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 61 (58.65%) SCCM
2 11 (10.58%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 7 (6.73%) WSUS
4 2 (1.92%) ServiceCenter
5 1 (0.96%) OpenView
Vendors
1 101 (97.12%) Microsoft
2 45 (43.27%) VMware
3 34 (32.69%) Citrix
4 31 (29.81%) AppSense
5 13 (12.50%) Oracle
6 10 (9.62%) Apple
6 10 (9.62%) Red Hat
7 7 (6.73%) Altiris
7 7 (6.73%) ThinPrint
8 6 (5.77%) HP
9 5 (4.81%) Cisco
10 3 (2.88%) Bomgar
10 3 (2.88%) Lotus
10 3 (2.88%) SAP
11 2 (1.92%) Adobe
11 2 (1.92%) CheckPoint
11 2 (1.92%) Juniper
11 2 (1.92%) Palo Alto
11 2 (1.92%) Peregrine
11 2 (1.92%) Remedy
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