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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Systems Management Server (SMS)
Rank 410 395 405
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +10
Contract jobs citing Systems Management Server (SMS) 18 24 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.073% 0.095% 0.056%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.90% 1.40% 0.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 21 4
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£525 £330 £319
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+59.09% +3.52%
UK excluding London average daily rate £321 £219 £100
% change year-on-year
+46.85% +118.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 1
Average hourly rate £27.50 - £15.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £12.00 £10.00
% change year-on-year
+45.83% +20.00%
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
2011 1712 1604
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 8.16% 6.76% 6.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 1382 1195 1023
Average daily rate £425 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £260 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £320
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 29 49
Average hourly rate £21.75 £17.00 £20.87
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.94% -18.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.65 £15.50 £13.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.85 £48.00 £47.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £21.75 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+1.14% +14.47%

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 21 October 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 21 October 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 21 October 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 +24 4 £296 -13.81%
Croydon - - - -
Systems Management Server (SMS)
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 25 (78.13%) Microsoft
2 19 (59.38%) Windows
3 18 (56.25%) Active Directory
4 11 (34.38%) Project Management
5 10 (31.25%) MS Excel
5 10 (31.25%) SQL Server
5 10 (31.25%) Management Information System
6 9 (28.13%) Telecoms
6 9 (28.13%) Windows 7
6 9 (28.13%) Broadband
6 9 (28.13%) Intranet
7 8 (25.00%) Citrix
7 8 (25.00%) Windows XP
7 8 (25.00%) Software Deployment
8 7 (21.88%) LAN
8 7 (21.88%) PBX
8 7 (21.88%) MS Office
9 6 (18.75%) Windows Server 2003
9 6 (18.75%) WAN
9 6 (18.75%) VPN
9 6 (18.75%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (18.75%) SCCM
9 6 (18.75%) Firewall
10 5 (15.63%) Altiris
10 5 (15.63%) SQL Server 2005
10 5 (15.63%) VoIP
10 5 (15.63%) SQL Server 2000
11 4 (12.50%) Cisco
11 4 (12.50%) SQL
11 4 (12.50%) ITIL

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

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 3 (9.38%) MS Exchange
2 2 (6.25%) IBM Notes
3 1 (3.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 10 (31.25%) MS Excel
2 7 (21.88%) MS Office
3 4 (12.50%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (3.13%) Khalix
1 1 (3.13%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.25%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (28.13%) Broadband
1 9 (28.13%) Intranet
2 7 (21.88%) LAN
2 7 (21.88%) PBX
3 6 (18.75%) VPN
3 6 (18.75%) WAN
3 6 (18.75%) Firewall
4 5 (15.63%) VoIP
5 3 (9.38%) TCP/IP
6 2 (6.25%) Wireless
6 2 (6.25%) Cisco IOS
6 2 (6.25%) DNS
7 1 (3.13%) SAN
7 1 (3.13%) DMZ
7 1 (3.13%) WLAN
7 1 (3.13%) NAS
7 1 (3.13%) MPLS
7 1 (3.13%) ADSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (31.25%) SQL Server
2 5 (15.63%) SQL Server 2000
2 5 (15.63%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (9.38%) MS Access
4 2 (6.25%) Oracle Database
5 1 (3.13%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (3.13%) MSI
General
1 9 (28.13%) Telecoms
2 3 (9.38%) Banking
3 2 (6.25%) Investment Banking
3 2 (6.25%) French Language
3 2 (6.25%) Finance
3 2 (6.25%) Law
3 2 (6.25%) Legal
3 2 (6.25%) Publishing
4 1 (3.13%) Multimedia
4 1 (3.13%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 9 (28.13%) Systems Manager
2 7 (21.88%) Analyst
3 6 (18.75%) Service Analyst
3 6 (18.75%) Service Desk Analyst
4 5 (15.63%) SCCM Engineer
5 4 (12.50%) SCCM Specialist
5 4 (12.50%) Administrator
5 4 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (9.38%) Support Engineer
6 3 (9.38%) Systems Administrator
6 3 (9.38%) Support Analyst
7 2 (6.25%) 1st Line Support
7 2 (6.25%) 2nd Line Support
7 2 (6.25%) ScrumMaster
7 2 (6.25%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
7 2 (6.25%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 1 (3.13%) 1st Line Support Analyst
8 1 (3.13%) Campaign Manager
8 1 (3.13%) Campaign Executive
8 1 (3.13%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.25%) .NET
1 2 (6.25%) XML
2 1 (3.13%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 10 (31.25%) Management Information System
2 4 (12.50%) Client/Server
2 4 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (9.38%) Blackberry
4 1 (3.13%) NHS
4 1 (3.13%) Smartphone
4 1 (3.13%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 19 (59.38%) Windows
2 9 (28.13%) Windows 7
3 8 (25.00%) Windows XP
4 6 (18.75%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (18.75%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (6.25%) Android
6 1 (3.13%) Linux
6 1 (3.13%) UNIX
6 1 (3.13%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (34.38%) Project Management
2 8 (25.00%) Software Deployment
3 4 (12.50%) Line Management
3 4 (12.50%) ITIL
4 2 (6.25%) PRINCE2
4 2 (6.25%) ITSM
4 2 (6.25%) Scrum
4 2 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (6.25%) Incident Management
4 2 (6.25%) Mentoring
4 2 (6.25%) Coaching
4 2 (6.25%) Kanban
4 2 (6.25%) ITIL V3
4 2 (6.25%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (3.13%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (3.13%) Integration Testing
5 1 (3.13%) TOGAF
5 1 (3.13%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 4 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (6.25%) MCP
1 2 (6.25%) ITIL Certification
1 2 (6.25%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.13%) CCNA
2 1 (3.13%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.13%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (56.25%) Active Directory
2 4 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (9.38%) vSphere
4 1 (3.13%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 6 (18.75%) SCCM
2 1 (3.13%) CiscoWorks
2 1 (3.13%) ZENworks
2 1 (3.13%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 25 (78.13%) Microsoft
2 8 (25.00%) Citrix
3 5 (15.63%) Altiris
4 4 (12.50%) VMware
4 4 (12.50%) Oracle
4 4 (12.50%) Cisco
5 3 (9.38%) Capita
5 3 (9.38%) Remedy
6 2 (6.25%) Sophos
6 2 (6.25%) IBM
6 2 (6.25%) Lotus
7 1 (3.13%) iSOFT
7 1 (3.13%) Reuters
7 1 (3.13%) Bloomberg
7 1 (3.13%) HP
7 1 (3.13%) Peregrine
7 1 (3.13%) Speakerbus