The first table below looks at the demand 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 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Systems Management category for the London region.

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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Systems Management Server (SMS)
Rank 385 371 388
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +17
Contract jobs citing Systems Management Server (SMS) 14 41 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.059% 0.17% 0.13%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.77% 2.68% 2.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 28 11
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£289 £330 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +17.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £182 £218 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £421 £400 £501
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £320 £225
% change year-on-year
+0.78% +42.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
Average hourly rate £48.83 £22.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+121.93% +25.71%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £25.00 £14.45
% change year-on-year
-30.00% +73.01%
Systems Management Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
1819 1532 1742
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 7.71% 6.32% 6.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 1173 995 1009
Average daily rate £420 £425 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.17% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £293 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £341 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.02% +4.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 39 42
Average hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.55% +9.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.83 £15.90 £15.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.00 £41.55 £36.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.06 £22.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-9.84% +27.14%
Systems Management Server (SMS)
England

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 July 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 28 July 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 28 July 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 +9 5 £281 -29.68%
Westminster - - - -
South Croydon - - - -
Systems Management Server (SMS)
England

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

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 (80.95%) Microsoft
2 29 (69.05%) Windows
3 22 (52.38%) MS Office
4 21 (50.00%) Active Directory
4 21 (50.00%) Windows 7
5 20 (47.62%) Citrix
5 20 (47.62%) MS Excel
6 15 (35.71%) Windows XP
6 15 (35.71%) VPN
7 14 (33.33%) Blackberry
7 14 (33.33%) Finance
8 13 (30.95%) Project Management
8 13 (30.95%) ITIL
9 11 (26.19%) MS Exchange
9 11 (26.19%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 11 (26.19%) SCCM
10 10 (23.81%) MS PowerPoint
10 10 (23.81%) Management Information System
11 9 (21.43%) Microsoft App-V
11 9 (21.43%) Software Deployment
12 8 (19.05%) Banking
12 8 (19.05%) Law
12 8 (19.05%) LAN
12 8 (19.05%) WAN
13 7 (16.67%) VoIP
13 7 (16.67%) Client/Server
13 7 (16.67%) Legal
13 7 (16.67%) AppSense
13 7 (16.67%) iPhone
13 7 (16.67%) XenApp

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

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 11 (26.19%) MS Exchange
1 11 (26.19%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 4 (9.52%) IBM Notes
3 3 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (2.38%) IIS
4 1 (2.38%) Tomcat
4 1 (2.38%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.38%) WorkSite
4 1 (2.38%) Lync
Applications
1 22 (52.38%) MS Office
2 20 (47.62%) MS Excel
3 10 (23.81%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (2.38%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 2 (4.76%) Khalix
Cloud Services
1 4 (9.52%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 15 (35.71%) VPN
2 8 (19.05%) LAN
2 8 (19.05%) WAN
3 7 (16.67%) VoIP
4 6 (14.29%) Broadband
4 6 (14.29%) DNS
4 6 (14.29%) Intranet
5 5 (11.90%) PBX
5 5 (11.90%) TCP/IP
6 4 (9.52%) Wireless
6 4 (9.52%) Cisco IOS
7 2 (4.76%) Firewall
7 2 (4.76%) DHCP
8 1 (2.38%) LDAP
8 1 (2.38%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (2.38%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.52%) MS Access
2 2 (4.76%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.38%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 3 (7.14%) MSI
2 1 (2.38%) Axure RP
General
1 14 (33.33%) Finance
2 8 (19.05%) Law
2 8 (19.05%) Banking
3 7 (16.67%) Legal
4 6 (14.29%) Telecoms
5 4 (9.52%) Publishing
5 4 (9.52%) Back Office
5 4 (9.52%) Investment Banking
6 3 (7.14%) French Language
6 3 (7.14%) Financial Institution
7 2 (4.76%) Retail
8 1 (2.38%) Marketing
8 1 (2.38%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 14 (33.33%) Analyst
2 9 (21.43%) Support Engineer
3 8 (19.05%) Service Analyst
3 8 (19.05%) Service Desk Analyst
4 7 (16.67%) Desktop Engineer
4 7 (16.67%) Desktop Support
5 6 (14.29%) Support Analyst
5 6 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support
5 6 (14.29%) Systems Manager
6 5 (11.90%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 4 (9.52%) Senior Desktop Support
7 4 (9.52%) Desktop Analyst
7 4 (9.52%) Desktop Support Analyst
7 4 (9.52%) ScrumMaster
7 4 (9.52%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
7 4 (9.52%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 3 (7.14%) Senior Desktop Support Engineer
8 3 (7.14%) Technical Analyst
8 3 (7.14%) Senior Support Engineer
8 3 (7.14%) Senior Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (11.90%) XML
2 4 (9.52%) .NET
3 2 (4.76%) X-Windows
3 2 (4.76%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 14 (33.33%) Blackberry
2 10 (23.81%) Management Information System
3 7 (16.67%) Client/Server
3 7 (16.67%) iPhone
3 7 (16.67%) iPad
4 4 (9.52%) Thin Client
4 4 (9.52%) Fat Client
5 3 (7.14%) Hedge funds
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%) Equities
7 1 (2.38%) Derivative
7 1 (2.38%) Computer Science
7 1 (2.38%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 29 (69.05%) Windows
2 21 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 15 (35.71%) Windows XP
4 4 (9.52%) Android
5 3 (7.14%) Mac OS X
6 2 (4.76%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (4.76%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (4.76%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (2.38%) Windows 2000 Server
7 1 (2.38%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (30.95%) ITIL
1 13 (30.95%) Project Management
2 9 (21.43%) Software Deployment
3 7 (16.67%) Incident Management
4 4 (9.52%) ITIL V3
4 4 (9.52%) Continuous Improvement
4 4 (9.52%) WFM
4 4 (9.52%) PRINCE2
4 4 (9.52%) Service Delivery
4 4 (9.52%) Scrum
4 4 (9.52%) Business Analysis
5 3 (7.14%) Document Management
5 3 (7.14%) Migration
5 3 (7.14%) ITSM
5 3 (7.14%) Software Distribution
5 3 (7.14%) E-Discovery
6 2 (4.76%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (4.76%) Integration Testing
6 2 (4.76%) Kanban
6 2 (4.76%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (14.29%) SQL
2 3 (7.14%) PowerShell
3 2 (4.76%) Java
3 2 (4.76%) VBScript
4 1 (2.38%) VB
Qualifications
1 5 (11.90%) ITIL Certification
1 5 (11.90%) Security Cleared
2 4 (9.52%) SC Cleared
2 4 (9.52%) MCP
3 2 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (2.38%) A+ Certification
4 1 (2.38%) MOS
4 1 (2.38%) MCDST
4 1 (2.38%) MCTS
4 1 (2.38%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.76%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.38%) SLA
System Software
1 21 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 9 (21.43%) Microsoft App-V
3 7 (16.67%) XenApp
4 5 (11.90%) Terminal Server
5 2 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (2.38%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (2.38%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 11 (26.19%) SCCM
2 2 (4.76%) ZENworks
3 1 (2.38%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (2.38%) WSUS
Vendors
1 34 (80.95%) Microsoft
2 20 (47.62%) Citrix
3 7 (16.67%) AppSense
4 5 (11.90%) HP
4 5 (11.90%) Sophos
5 4 (9.52%) Remedy
5 4 (9.52%) Lotus
5 4 (9.52%) Apple
5 4 (9.52%) Cisco
5 4 (9.52%) IBM
5 4 (9.52%) Speakerbus
6 3 (7.14%) Altiris
6 3 (7.14%) Reuters
6 3 (7.14%) Bloomberg
6 3 (7.14%) Oracle
6 3 (7.14%) VMware
7 1 (2.38%) Symantec
7 1 (2.38%) iSOFT
7 1 (2.38%) Sun
7 1 (2.38%) Dell