The table below looks at the statistics for Systems Management Server (SMS) skills in IT contracts advertised for the London 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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Systems Management Server (SMS)
Rank 388 381 388
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +7
Contract jobs citing Systems Management Server (SMS) 21 43 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.086% 0.17% 0.11%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.11% 2.58% 1.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 33 8
Average daily rate
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£289 £330 £278
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +18.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £225 £206
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £350 £333
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £273 £150
% change year-on-year
+19.26% +81.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 2
Average hourly rate £27.50 £22.00 £16.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +35.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.50 £22.00 £15.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.09 £22.00 £17.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £25.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-30.00% +85.18%
Systems Management Server (SMS)
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Systems Management category in contract jobs advertised in the London region.

Systems Management Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
1898 1668 1754
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 7.82% 6.62% 6.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 1202 1107 1063
Average daily rate £425 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £315
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +6.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 34 47
Average hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.55% +12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.30 £15.77 £14.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £90.00 £36.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £20.75 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-6.02% +6.41%

Systems Management Server (SMS)
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Systems Management Server (SMS) across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Systems Management category.

Systems Management Server (SMS) Jobs Demand Trend in London

Systems Management Server (SMS)
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Systems Management Server (SMS) across the London region.

Systems Management Server (SMS) Daily Rate Trend in London

Systems Management Server (SMS)
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Systems Management Server (SMS) across the London region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014.

Systems Management Server (SMS) Daily Rate Histogram in London

Systems Management Server (SMS)
Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Systems Management Server (SMS) across the London region.

Systems Management Server (SMS) Hourly Rate Trend in London

Systems Management Server (SMS)
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Systems Management Server (SMS) across the London region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014.

Systems Management Server (SMS) Hourly Rate Histogram in London

Systems Management Server (SMS)
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 3 months to 22 August 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
City of London +34 7 £286 +43.12%
Westminster - - - -
Croydon - - - -
South Croydon - - - -
Systems Management Server (SMS)
England

Systems Management Server (SMS)
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 33 (78.57%) Microsoft
2 28 (66.67%) Windows
3 21 (50.00%) Active Directory
4 19 (45.24%) MS Office
5 17 (40.48%) MS Excel
6 16 (38.10%) Windows XP
6 16 (38.10%) Citrix
6 16 (38.10%) Project Management
6 16 (38.10%) Windows 7
7 13 (30.95%) Management Information System
8 12 (28.57%) SCCM
9 11 (26.19%) Blackberry
9 11 (26.19%) ITIL
10 10 (23.81%) VPN
10 10 (23.81%) Finance
11 9 (21.43%) Telecoms
11 9 (21.43%) MS Exchange
11 9 (21.43%) Broadband
11 9 (21.43%) Intranet
11 9 (21.43%) Software Deployment
12 8 (19.05%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 7 (16.67%) PBX
13 7 (16.67%) SQL Server
13 7 (16.67%) SQL
13 7 (16.67%) MS PowerPoint
13 7 (16.67%) Law
13 7 (16.67%) iPad
13 7 (16.67%) iPhone
14 6 (14.29%) Security Cleared
14 6 (14.29%) Legal

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

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 9 (21.43%) MS Exchange
2 8 (19.05%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 4 (9.52%) IBM Notes
4 3 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (2.38%) Tomcat
5 1 (2.38%) IIS
5 1 (2.38%) WorkSite
5 1 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 19 (45.24%) MS Office
2 17 (40.48%) MS Excel
3 7 (16.67%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (2.38%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 1 (2.38%) Khalix
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.76%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (23.81%) VPN
2 9 (21.43%) Broadband
2 9 (21.43%) Intranet
3 7 (16.67%) PBX
4 6 (14.29%) LAN
4 6 (14.29%) WAN
5 5 (11.90%) VoIP
5 5 (11.90%) Firewall
6 4 (9.52%) DNS
7 3 (7.14%) TCP/IP
8 2 (4.76%) Cisco IOS
8 2 (4.76%) Wireless
8 2 (4.76%) DHCP
9 1 (2.38%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 4 (9.52%) MS Access
3 2 (4.76%) Oracle Database
3 2 (4.76%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (4.76%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (2.38%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 3 (7.14%) MSI
2 1 (2.38%) Axure RP
General
1 10 (23.81%) Finance
2 9 (21.43%) Telecoms
3 7 (16.67%) Law
4 6 (14.29%) Legal
4 6 (14.29%) Banking
5 4 (9.52%) Back Office
6 3 (7.14%) Publishing
6 3 (7.14%) French Language
7 2 (4.76%) Investment Banking
7 2 (4.76%) Retail
8 1 (2.38%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 10 (23.81%) Analyst
2 9 (21.43%) Systems Manager
3 6 (14.29%) Service Analyst
3 6 (14.29%) Service Desk Analyst
4 5 (11.90%) Administrator
5 4 (9.52%) 2nd Line Support
5 4 (9.52%) Support Engineer
6 3 (7.14%) Technical Analyst
6 3 (7.14%) Support Analyst
6 3 (7.14%) Systems Administrator
6 3 (7.14%) ScrumMaster
7 2 (4.76%) SCCM Engineer
7 2 (4.76%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
7 2 (4.76%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 2 (4.76%) Systems Engineer
7 2 (4.76%) Applications Packager
7 2 (4.76%) 1st Line Support
7 2 (4.76%) Software Engineer
7 2 (4.76%) Lead Software Engineer
7 2 (4.76%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (9.52%) XML
2 3 (7.14%) .NET
3 2 (4.76%) Application Packaging
3 2 (4.76%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 13 (30.95%) Management Information System
2 11 (26.19%) Blackberry
3 7 (16.67%) iPad
3 7 (16.67%) iPhone
4 5 (11.90%) Client/Server
5 4 (9.52%) Fat Client
5 4 (9.52%) Thin Client
6 2 (4.76%) CMDB
6 2 (4.76%) EPoS
6 2 (4.76%) Chip and PIN
6 2 (4.76%) EFT
7 1 (2.38%) NHS
7 1 (2.38%) Replication
7 1 (2.38%) Computer Science
7 1 (2.38%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 28 (66.67%) Windows
2 16 (38.10%) Windows XP
2 16 (38.10%) Windows 7
3 5 (11.90%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (9.52%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (4.76%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (4.76%) Android
5 2 (4.76%) Mac OS X
6 1 (2.38%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (38.10%) Project Management
2 11 (26.19%) ITIL
3 9 (21.43%) Software Deployment
4 4 (9.52%) WFM
4 4 (9.52%) Business Analysis
5 3 (7.14%) PRINCE2
5 3 (7.14%) Document Management
5 3 (7.14%) Migration
5 3 (7.14%) Scrum
5 3 (7.14%) E-Discovery
5 3 (7.14%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (7.14%) Software Distribution
6 2 (4.76%) ITIL V3
6 2 (4.76%) Kanban
6 2 (4.76%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (4.76%) Integration Testing
6 2 (4.76%) ITSM
6 2 (4.76%) Incident Management
6 2 (4.76%) Data Management
7 1 (2.38%) Mobile Commerce
Programming Languages
1 7 (16.67%) SQL
2 3 (7.14%) PowerShell
3 2 (4.76%) Java
3 2 (4.76%) VBScript
4 1 (2.38%) VB
Qualifications
1 6 (14.29%) Security Cleared
2 4 (9.52%) SC Cleared
3 3 (7.14%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (4.76%) MCP
5 1 (2.38%) A+ Certification
5 1 (2.38%) MOS
5 1 (2.38%) Degree
5 1 (2.38%) MCDST
5 1 (2.38%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.76%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.38%) SLA
System Software
1 21 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 6 (14.29%) Microsoft App-V
3 5 (11.90%) Terminal Server
3 5 (11.90%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (9.52%) XenApp
5 3 (7.14%) vSphere
6 1 (2.38%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 12 (28.57%) SCCM
2 2 (4.76%) ZENworks
3 1 (2.38%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (2.38%) WSUS
Vendors
1 33 (78.57%) Microsoft
2 16 (38.10%) Citrix
3 6 (14.29%) VMware
4 5 (11.90%) HP
5 4 (9.52%) AppSense
5 4 (9.52%) Lotus
5 4 (9.52%) Apple
5 4 (9.52%) IBM
5 4 (9.52%) Oracle
6 3 (7.14%) Sophos
6 3 (7.14%) Capita
7 2 (4.76%) Remedy
7 2 (4.76%) Reuters
7 2 (4.76%) Bloomberg
7 2 (4.76%) Cisco
8 1 (2.38%) Symantec
8 1 (2.38%) iSOFT
8 1 (2.38%) BMC
8 1 (2.38%) Veritas
8 1 (2.38%) Dell