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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Systems Management Server (SMS)
Rank 389 403 367
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -36
Contract jobs citing Systems Management Server (SMS) 20 21 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.087% 0.087% 0.065%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.07% 1.21% 1.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 16 8
Average daily rate
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£215 £330 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-34.84% -17.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £95 £298 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £150 £388 £115
% change year-on-year
-61.29% +236.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £16.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £18.50 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-24.32% +37.03%
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
1864 1735 1322
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 8.09% 7.15% 6.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 1340 1208 816
Average daily rate £450 £420 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £297 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £530 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £335 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.20% -4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 28 56
Average hourly rate £21.50 £16.50 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.30% -23.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.55 £12.50 £13.58
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £36.11 £44.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.28 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-3.42% -6.66%

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 19 December 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)
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 19 December 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
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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 +8 3 £275 -38.88%
Systems Management Server (SMS)
England

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

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 34 (79.07%) Microsoft
2 28 (65.12%) Windows
3 23 (53.49%) Active Directory
4 14 (32.56%) Project Management
4 14 (32.56%) Windows 7
5 13 (30.23%) SCCM
5 13 (30.23%) Telecoms
6 12 (27.91%) Management Information System
6 12 (27.91%) SQL Server
6 12 (27.91%) MS Excel
6 12 (27.91%) Windows XP
6 12 (27.91%) Broadband
7 11 (25.58%) Intranet
8 10 (23.26%) Citrix
8 10 (23.26%) PBX
8 10 (23.26%) Windows Server 2008
9 9 (20.93%) VMware
10 8 (18.60%) MS Office
10 8 (18.60%) Windows Server 2003
10 8 (18.60%) VMware Infrastructure
11 7 (16.28%) Analytical Skills
11 7 (16.28%) Firewall
12 6 (13.95%) Finance
12 6 (13.95%) Cisco
12 6 (13.95%) VPN
12 6 (13.95%) MS Exchange
12 6 (13.95%) Software Deployment
12 6 (13.95%) SQL Server 2005
13 5 (11.63%) LAN
13 5 (11.63%) Oracle

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

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 6 (13.95%) MS Exchange
2 3 (6.98%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 2 (4.65%) IBM Notes
3 2 (4.65%) SharePoint
3 2 (4.65%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (2.33%) IIS
4 1 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 12 (27.91%) MS Excel
2 8 (18.60%) MS Office
3 2 (4.65%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (4.65%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.33%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (2.33%) Khalix
Communications & Networking
1 12 (27.91%) Broadband
2 11 (25.58%) Intranet
3 10 (23.26%) PBX
4 7 (16.28%) Firewall
5 6 (13.95%) VPN
6 5 (11.63%) LAN
7 4 (9.30%) DNS
7 4 (9.30%) WAN
7 4 (9.30%) DHCP
8 3 (6.98%) TCP/IP
8 3 (6.98%) VoIP
9 1 (2.33%) NAS
9 1 (2.33%) ADSL
9 1 (2.33%) WLAN
9 1 (2.33%) SAN
9 1 (2.33%) Internet
9 1 (2.33%) DMZ
9 1 (2.33%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (27.91%) SQL Server
2 6 (13.95%) SQL Server 2005
3 5 (11.63%) SQL Server 2000
4 2 (4.65%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (4.65%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 2 (4.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (4.65%) OLAP
4 2 (4.65%) Data Mining
4 2 (4.65%) MS Access
4 2 (4.65%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (4.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (4.65%) QlikView
4 2 (4.65%) Oracle OLAP
4 2 (4.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (4.65%) OLAP Cube
4 2 (4.65%) Oracle Database
5 1 (2.33%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (6.98%) MSI
General
1 13 (30.23%) Telecoms
2 6 (13.95%) Finance
3 5 (11.63%) Banking
4 4 (9.30%) Investment Banking
5 2 (4.65%) Front Office
5 2 (4.65%) French Language
6 1 (2.33%) Back Office
6 1 (2.33%) Retail
6 1 (2.33%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 9 (20.93%) Systems Manager
2 7 (16.28%) SCCM Engineer
3 6 (13.95%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 6 (13.95%) Analyst
4 4 (9.30%) Desktop Engineer
4 4 (9.30%) 2nd Line Support
4 4 (9.30%) Administrator
4 4 (9.30%) SCCM Specialist
5 3 (6.98%) Desktop Support
5 3 (6.98%) Systems Administrator
5 3 (6.98%) 1st Line Support
5 3 (6.98%) Support Engineer
5 3 (6.98%) Service Analyst
5 3 (6.98%) Service Desk Analyst
5 3 (6.98%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 2 (4.65%) Technical Analyst
6 2 (4.65%) Project Coordinator
6 2 (4.65%) SQL Developer
6 2 (4.65%) Project Analyst
6 2 (4.65%) Infrastructure Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.98%) Application Packaging
1 3 (6.98%) .NET
2 2 (4.65%) ASP.NET
3 1 (2.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (27.91%) Management Information System
2 7 (16.28%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (11.63%) Blackberry
4 3 (6.98%) Fat Client
4 3 (6.98%) Thin Client
5 2 (4.65%) Smartphone
5 2 (4.65%) Client/Server
5 2 (4.65%) iPhone
5 2 (4.65%) iPad
5 2 (4.65%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 28 (65.12%) Windows
2 14 (32.56%) Windows 7
3 12 (27.91%) Windows XP
4 10 (23.26%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (18.60%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (9.30%) Windows 8
7 3 (6.98%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (4.65%) Linux
8 2 (4.65%) Windows Vista
9 1 (2.33%) UNIX
9 1 (2.33%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (32.56%) Project Management
2 6 (13.95%) Software Deployment
3 4 (9.30%) Line Management
4 3 (6.98%) ITIL
4 3 (6.98%) Service Delivery
5 2 (4.65%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (4.65%) Business Analysis
5 2 (4.65%) Data Analysis
5 2 (4.65%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (4.65%) Data Modelling
5 2 (4.65%) ETL
5 2 (4.65%) WFM
5 2 (4.65%) Project Planning
5 2 (4.65%) Data Protection
5 2 (4.65%) Kimball Methodology
5 2 (4.65%) Mentoring
6 1 (2.33%) Software Distribution
6 1 (2.33%) Migration
6 1 (2.33%) ITSM
6 1 (2.33%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 4 (9.30%) SQL
2 3 (6.98%) C#
3 2 (4.65%) PowerShell
4 1 (2.33%) C
4 1 (2.33%) VBScript
4 1 (2.33%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 4 (9.30%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.33%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.33%) MCSE
2 1 (2.33%) CCNA
2 1 (2.33%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (2.33%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.65%) SLA
System Software
1 23 (53.49%) Active Directory
2 8 (18.60%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (11.63%) Microsoft App-V
4 4 (9.30%) XenApp
5 3 (6.98%) vSphere
6 2 (4.65%) XenServer
6 2 (4.65%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 13 (30.23%) SCCM
2 4 (9.30%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 4 (9.30%) BMC Marimba
3 3 (6.98%) SCOrch
4 1 (2.33%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (2.33%) WMI
4 1 (2.33%) ServiceCenter
4 1 (2.33%) CiscoWorks
4 1 (2.33%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 34 (79.07%) Microsoft
2 10 (23.26%) Citrix
3 9 (20.93%) VMware
4 6 (13.95%) Cisco
5 5 (11.63%) Oracle
5 5 (11.63%) HP
5 5 (11.63%) Altiris
6 3 (6.98%) Capita
7 2 (4.65%) AppSense
7 2 (4.65%) Lotus
7 2 (4.65%) Apple
7 2 (4.65%) McAfee
7 2 (4.65%) IBM
7 2 (4.65%) Alteryx
7 2 (4.65%) Tableau
8 1 (2.33%) F5
8 1 (2.33%) ProCurve
8 1 (2.33%) Veeam
8 1 (2.33%) Leostream
8 1 (2.33%) SonicWALL