The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for Systems Management Server (SMS) skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Systems Management Server (SMS) over the 3 months to 29 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Systems Management Server (SMS)
England / London
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 404 432 395
Rank change year-on-year +28 -37  
Contract jobs citing Systems Management Server (SMS) 4 7 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.020% 0.031% 0.052%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.19% 0.32% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 3
Median daily rate £550 £425 £575
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +29.41% -26.08%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £210 £350 £260
% change year-on-year -40.00% +34.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £19.60 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.10 £38.33
% change year-on-year +2.48% -57.99%  

Systems Management Server (SMS) is in the systems management skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for systems management skills.

Systems Management Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 2157 2217 1830
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 11.03% 9.88% 8.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 1544 1558 1264
Median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £343 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 24 39
Median hourly rate £43.50 £22.50 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +93.33% +20.32%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.40 £17.81 £14.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £53.00 £34.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year -15.55% +9.75%  

Systems Management Server (SMS)
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London citing Systems Management Server (SMS) as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Systems Management category.

Job vacancy trend for Systems Management Server (SMS) in London

Systems Management Server (SMS)
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Systems Management Server (SMS) in London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Systems Management Server (SMS) in London

Systems Management Server (SMS)
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Systems Management Server (SMS) in London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Systems Management Server (SMS) in London

Systems Management Server (SMS)
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Systems Management Server (SMS) in London over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Systems Management Server (SMS) in London

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Systems Management Server (SMS) also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region with a requirement for Systems Management Server (SMS).

1 5 (83.33%) MS Excel
1 5 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 4 (66.67%) Windows
3 3 (50.00%) MS Office
3 3 (50.00%) Active Directory
4 2 (33.33%) HTML
4 2 (33.33%) SQL
4 2 (33.33%) Windows 7
4 2 (33.33%) ITIL
4 2 (33.33%) Workflow
4 2 (33.33%) IP Telephony
5 1 (16.67%) Asset Management
5 1 (16.67%) Multimedia
5 1 (16.67%) Subversion
5 1 (16.67%) Altiris
5 1 (16.67%) Nessus
5 1 (16.67%) Sourcefire
5 1 (16.67%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 1 (16.67%) Penetration Testing
5 1 (16.67%) PKI
5 1 (16.67%) Smartphone
5 1 (16.67%) Incident Management
5 1 (16.67%) Marketing
5 1 (16.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (16.67%) JIRA
5 1 (16.67%) Unica
5 1 (16.67%) Digital Marketing
5 1 (16.67%) SCCM
5 1 (16.67%) Network Security
5 1 (16.67%) Time Management

Systems Management Server (SMS)
Co-occurring IT Skills in London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (16.67%) Adobe Experience Manager
1 1 (16.67%) SAS
1 1 (16.67%) SharePoint
1 1 (16.67%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 5 (83.33%) MS Excel
2 3 (50.00%) MS Office
3 1 (16.67%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Adobe Campaign
1 1 (16.67%) FastStats
1 1 (16.67%) FastStats PeopleStage
1 1 (16.67%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (16.67%) Amazon ELB
1 1 (16.67%) Amazon S3
1 1 (16.67%) Amazon SQS
1 1 (16.67%) IaaS
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (16.67%) PaaS
1 1 (16.67%) Silverpop
Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) IP Telephony
2 1 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (16.67%) DNS
2 1 (16.67%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 1 (16.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 1 (16.67%) Firewall
2 1 (16.67%) LAN
2 1 (16.67%) Network Security
2 1 (16.67%) Remote Desktop
2 1 (16.67%) VoIP
2 1 (16.67%) VPN
2 1 (16.67%) WAN
2 1 (16.67%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) MySQL
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) JIRA
1 1 (16.67%) Subversion
1 1 (16.67%) TeamCity
1 1 (16.67%) Vagrant
General
1 1 (16.67%) Marketing
1 1 (16.67%) Multimedia
1 1 (16.67%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Active Directory Support
2 1 (16.67%) Cisco Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Cisco Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Cisco Security Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Cisco Security Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Deskside Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) DevOps Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) IT Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) IT Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) IT Security Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) IT Security Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) IT Support
2 1 (16.67%) Security Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Security Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Service Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Service Desk Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) SOC Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Splunk Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Splunk Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) HTML
2 1 (16.67%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (16.67%) Blackberry
1 1 (16.67%) Management Information System
1 1 (16.67%) PKI
1 1 (16.67%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 4 (66.67%) Windows
2 2 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 1 (16.67%) Linux
3 1 (16.67%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) ITIL
1 2 (33.33%) Workflow
2 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (16.67%) Asset Management
2 1 (16.67%) Business Continuity
2 1 (16.67%) Campaign Management
2 1 (16.67%) Cybersecurity
2 1 (16.67%) Dashboard Development
2 1 (16.67%) Desktop Virtualisation
2 1 (16.67%) DevOps
2 1 (16.67%) Digital Marketing
2 1 (16.67%) Incident Management
2 1 (16.67%) Information Security
2 1 (16.67%) Penetration Testing
2 1 (16.67%) Process Improvement
2 1 (16.67%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (16.67%) SIEM
2 1 (16.67%) Software Deployment
2 1 (16.67%) Time Management
2 1 (16.67%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (16.67%) Bash Shell
2 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
2 1 (16.67%) PowerShell
2 1 (16.67%) Python
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (16.67%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (16.67%) Docker
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (16.67%) Terminal Services
2 1 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) Nessus
1 1 (16.67%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (16.67%) Puppet
1 1 (16.67%) SCCM
1 1 (16.67%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (16.67%) Adobe
2 1 (16.67%) Altiris
2 1 (16.67%) CheckPoint
2 1 (16.67%) Cisco
2 1 (16.67%) F5
2 1 (16.67%) IBM
2 1 (16.67%) Polycom
2 1 (16.67%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
2 1 (16.67%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (16.67%) ScanSafe
2 1 (16.67%) Sourcefire
2 1 (16.67%) Splunk
2 1 (16.67%) Symantec
2 1 (16.67%) VMware
2 1 (16.67%) Wyse