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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Systems Management Server (SMS)
Rank 408 387 390
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +3
Contract jobs citing Systems Management Server (SMS) 3 18 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.014% 0.086% 0.079%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.16% 0.99% 1.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 12 9
Average daily rate £480 £235 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+104.25% -34.72%
UK excluding London average daily rate £319 £270 £390
% change year-on-year
+18.05% -30.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.10 £55.65 £12.50
% change year-on-year
-71.06% +345.20%
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
1903 1815 1599
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 9.00% 8.71% 7.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 1342 1258 1038
Average daily rate £475 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £366 £340
% change year-on-year
+6.48% +7.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 31 21
Average hourly rate £26.25 £18.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+45.83% +16.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.25 £14.23 £11.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £25.00 £32.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.25 £21.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+31.39% +2.38%

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)
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)
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 10 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (70.00%) Windows
3 6 (60.00%) Migration
3 6 (60.00%) SCCM
4 5 (50.00%) MS Excel
5 4 (40.00%) Finance
6 3 (30.00%) Management Information System
6 3 (30.00%) Project Management
6 3 (30.00%) SQL
6 3 (30.00%) Data Migration
6 3 (30.00%) Security Cleared
7 2 (20.00%) Windows 7
7 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
7 2 (20.00%) Broadband
7 2 (20.00%) PBX
7 2 (20.00%) MS Exchange
7 2 (20.00%) Telecoms
7 2 (20.00%) Windows 10
7 2 (20.00%) Records Management
7 2 (20.00%) Mac OS
8 1 (10.00%) XenApp
8 1 (10.00%) Windows Server
8 1 (10.00%) Power BI
8 1 (10.00%) Advertising
8 1 (10.00%) ETL
8 1 (10.00%) VPN
8 1 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
8 1 (10.00%) MS Office
8 1 (10.00%) ITIL
8 1 (10.00%) T-SQL

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

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 2 (20.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (10.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 5 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (10.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (10.00%) Dynamics GP
Communications & Networking
1 2 (20.00%) Broadband
1 2 (20.00%) PBX
2 1 (10.00%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (10.00%) Power BI
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 4 (40.00%) Finance
2 2 (20.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (10.00%) Advertising
3 1 (10.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Business Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Data Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Build Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Data Migration Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Deployment Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Desktop Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Desktop Support
3 1 (10.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Server Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) SQL Data Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) SQL Developer
3 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Support Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Technical Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Technical Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (10.00%) Blackberry
2 1 (10.00%) Fat Client
2 1 (10.00%) iPad
2 1 (10.00%) iPhone
2 1 (10.00%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 7 (70.00%) Windows
2 2 (20.00%) Mac OS
2 2 (20.00%) Windows 10
2 2 (20.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (10.00%) Windows Server
3 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (10.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) Migration
2 3 (30.00%) Data Migration
2 3 (30.00%) Project Management
3 2 (20.00%) Records Management
4 1 (10.00%) Business Analysis
4 1 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (10.00%) CRM
4 1 (10.00%) ETL
4 1 (10.00%) ITIL
4 1 (10.00%) ITIL V3
4 1 (10.00%) WFM
Programming Languages
1 3 (30.00%) SQL
2 1 (10.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (30.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft App-V
1 1 (10.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 6 (60.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 10 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (10.00%) Apple
2 1 (10.00%) AppSense
2 1 (10.00%) Citrix
2 1 (10.00%) HP
2 1 (10.00%) NetApp
2 1 (10.00%) VMware