The table below looks at the statistics for Systems Management Server (SMS) skills in IT contracts advertised for the Milton Keynes 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 August 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 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Systems Management Server (SMS)
Rank 64 68 61
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -7
Contract jobs citing Systems Management Server (SMS) 4 2 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 0.47% 0.27% 0.80%
As % of the Systems Management category 4.08% 1.79% 7.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Average daily rate
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- - £250
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £273 £150
% change year-on-year
+19.26% +81.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £25.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-30.00% +85.18%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Systems Management category in contract jobs advertised in the Milton Keynes region.

Systems Management Category
Milton Keynes
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
98 112 83
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 11.53% 15.01% 11.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 42 31
Average daily rate £350 £288 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.73% +4.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £214 £164 £193
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £435 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £315
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +6.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 4
Average hourly rate £18.75 £15.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -33.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £20.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-7.31% +5.12%

Systems Management Server (SMS)
Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Systems Management Server (SMS) across the Milton Keynes region as a proportion of the total demand within the Systems Management category.

Systems Management Server (SMS) Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

Systems Management Server (SMS)
Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Systems Management Server (SMS) Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

Systems Management Server (SMS)
Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Systems Management Server (SMS) Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Milton Keynes 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 5 (100.00%) Windows
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (80.00%) IIS
2 4 (80.00%) Citrix
2 4 (80.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (80.00%) Terminal Services
2 4 (80.00%) BizTalk Server
2 4 (80.00%) ISA Server
2 4 (80.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 4 (80.00%) VMware
2 4 (80.00%) BladeLogic
2 4 (80.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 4 (80.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (60.00%) Windows 2000
3 3 (60.00%) MCSE
3 3 (60.00%) SLA
3 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (60.00%) Change Management
3 3 (60.00%) Migration
3 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (60.00%) vSphere
3 3 (60.00%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (40.00%) UNIX
4 2 (40.00%) MS Excel
4 2 (40.00%) Windows NT
4 2 (40.00%) Intel
4 2 (40.00%) SAN
4 2 (40.00%) NAS
5 1 (20.00%) SQL
5 1 (20.00%) ERP

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

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Milton Keynes 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 4 (80.00%) IIS
1 4 (80.00%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 2 (40.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) SAN
1 2 (40.00%) NAS
2 1 (20.00%) Firewall
2 1 (20.00%) Broadband
2 1 (20.00%) LAN
2 1 (20.00%) WAN
2 1 (20.00%) VPN
General
1 1 (20.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 1 (20.00%) Analyst
1 1 (20.00%) Systems Engineer
1 1 (20.00%) Help Desk Analyst
1 1 (20.00%) Migration Engineer
1 1 (20.00%) Virtualisation Engineer
1 1 (20.00%) Windows Systems Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) Windows
2 3 (60.00%) Windows 2000
2 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (40.00%) Windows NT
3 2 (40.00%) UNIX
4 1 (20.00%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (60.00%) Migration
2 3 (60.00%) Change Management
3 1 (20.00%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (80.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (60.00%) MCSE
3 1 (20.00%) MCDST
3 1 (20.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (60.00%) SLA
2 1 (20.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 4 (80.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
1 4 (80.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 4 (80.00%) Terminal Services
1 4 (80.00%) ISA Server
2 3 (60.00%) vSphere
2 3 (60.00%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (20.00%) VMware ESX
3 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (80.00%) BladeLogic
2 1 (20.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (80.00%) Citrix
2 4 (80.00%) VMware
3 2 (40.00%) Intel
4 1 (20.00%) PlateSpin