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 28 April 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.

3 months to
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Systems Management Server (SMS)
Rank 427 421 395
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -26
Contract jobs citing Systems Management Server (SMS) 4 10 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.017% 0.045% 0.12%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.17% 0.55% 1.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 16
Average daily rate £375 £513 £223
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.82% +130.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £207 £433 £158
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £593 £406
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £263 £343
% change year-on-year
+16.19% -23.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £20.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £20.19 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-13.30% +39.20%
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
2355 1804 1705
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 10.24% 8.07% 7.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 1682 1256 1153
Average daily rate £488 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 40 26
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £18.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +4.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.73 £14.90 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £35.50 £39.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £20.19 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+11.46% -19.26%

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 28 April 2016.

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)
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 9 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (44.44%) SQL
2 4 (44.44%) Windows
2 4 (44.44%) Migration
3 3 (33.33%) MS Excel
3 3 (33.33%) Security Cleared
4 2 (22.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (22.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (22.22%) T-SQL
4 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
4 2 (22.22%) MS Office
4 2 (22.22%) Active Directory
4 2 (22.22%) ETL
4 2 (22.22%) Broadband
4 2 (22.22%) PBX
4 2 (22.22%) Project Management
4 2 (22.22%) Management Information System
4 2 (22.22%) Telecoms
4 2 (22.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (22.22%) SCCM
4 2 (22.22%) Data Migration
4 2 (22.22%) Records Management
4 2 (22.22%) SC Cleared
5 1 (11.11%) Windows Server
5 1 (11.11%) AlienVault
5 1 (11.11%) CESG Certified Professional
5 1 (11.11%) SANS
5 1 (11.11%) Security Operations
5 1 (11.11%) Data Mapping
5 1 (11.11%) Finance

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

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 1 (11.11%) IBM Notes
1 1 (11.11%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 2 (22.22%) MS Office
3 1 (11.11%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (11.11%) Dynamics GP
Communications & Networking
1 2 (22.22%) Broadband
1 2 (22.22%) PBX
2 1 (11.11%) Remote Desktop
2 1 (11.11%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
1 2 (22.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 2 (22.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 2 (22.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (11.11%) Power BI
2 1 (11.11%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 2 (22.22%) Telecoms
2 1 (11.11%) Advertising
2 1 (11.11%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Business Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Developer
2 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Developer
2 2 (22.22%) SQL Developer
2 2 (22.22%) SSIS Developer
2 2 (22.22%) T-SQL Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Data Business Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Desktop Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Desktop Support
3 1 (11.11%) Microsoft BI Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Power BI Developer
3 1 (11.11%) SQL BI Developer
3 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Developer
3 1 (11.11%) SSAS Developer
3 1 (11.11%) SSRS Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Technical Business Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) VMware Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Wintel Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Management Information System
2 1 (11.11%) Blackberry
2 1 (11.11%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 4 (44.44%) Windows
2 1 (11.11%) Android
2 1 (11.11%) Apple iOS
2 1 (11.11%) Mac OS
2 1 (11.11%) Windows 7
2 1 (11.11%) Windows Server
2 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (11.11%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Migration
2 2 (22.22%) Data Migration
2 2 (22.22%) ETL
2 2 (22.22%) Project Management
2 2 (22.22%) Records Management
3 1 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (11.11%) Change Management
3 1 (11.11%) CRM
3 1 (11.11%) Data Mapping
3 1 (11.11%) Data Modelling
3 1 (11.11%) Incident Management
3 1 (11.11%) ITIL
3 1 (11.11%) Presales
3 1 (11.11%) Problem Management
3 1 (11.11%) Security Operations
3 1 (11.11%) Service Management
3 1 (11.11%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 4 (44.44%) SQL
2 2 (22.22%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 2 (22.22%) SC Cleared
3 1 (11.11%) CEH
3 1 (11.11%) CESG Certified Professional
3 1 (11.11%) CISM
3 1 (11.11%) CISSP
3 1 (11.11%) CRISC
3 1 (11.11%) GIAC
3 1 (11.11%) MCP
3 1 (11.11%) SANS
System Software
1 2 (22.22%) Active Directory
2 1 (11.11%) VMware ESX
2 1 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (22.22%) SCCM
Vendors
1 9 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (11.11%) AlienVault
2 1 (11.11%) Bomgar
2 1 (11.11%) LogLogic
2 1 (11.11%) LogRhythm
2 1 (11.11%) Lotus
2 1 (11.11%) VMware