The first table below looks at the demand for Systems Management Server (SMS) skills in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland 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 29 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 Scotland 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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Systems Management Server (SMS)
Rank 118 109 98
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -11
Contract jobs citing Systems Management Server (SMS) 16 1 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.58% 0.041% 0.50%
As % of the Systems Management category 7.48% 0.63% 6.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 0 8
Average daily rate
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£291 - £225
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 - £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £348 - £428
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £320 £225
% change year-on-year
+0.78% +42.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £25.00 £13.98
% change year-on-year
-30.00% +78.89%
Systems Management Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
214 159 196
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 7.79% 6.45% 7.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 124 75 82
Average daily rate £325 £345 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.79% +6.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £225 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
-0.73% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 4 8
Average hourly rate £27.50 £15.89 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+73.11% -9.22%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.06 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-6.69% +22.85%
Systems Management Server (SMS)
UK

Systems Management Server (SMS)
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

Systems Management Server (SMS) Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Systems Management Server (SMS)
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Systems Management Server (SMS) Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

Systems Management Server (SMS)
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Systems Management Server (SMS) across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 29 July 2014.

Systems Management Server (SMS) Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

Systems Management Server (SMS)
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Systems Management Server (SMS) Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 28 (90.32%) Microsoft
2 25 (80.65%) Security Cleared
3 24 (77.42%) HP
3 24 (77.42%) Windows
4 22 (70.97%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 22 (70.97%) SC Cleared
5 15 (48.39%) MS Excel
6 13 (41.94%) VMware Infrastructure
6 13 (41.94%) VMware
7 12 (38.71%) Replication
7 12 (38.71%) Active Directory
8 11 (35.48%) Windows Server 2003
8 11 (35.48%) Altiris
8 11 (35.48%) Windows Server 2008
9 10 (32.26%) Change Management
9 10 (32.26%) Configuration Management
9 10 (32.26%) MS Office
10 9 (29.03%) MS Exchange
10 9 (29.03%) DHCP
10 9 (29.03%) DNS
10 9 (29.03%) Spreadsheet
10 9 (29.03%) Enterprise Storage
10 9 (29.03%) Build Automation
11 8 (25.81%) SCCM
12 6 (19.35%) Exchange Server 2003
12 6 (19.35%) MS Project
12 6 (19.35%) SharePoint
12 6 (19.35%) SQL
13 5 (16.13%) PowerShell
14 4 (12.90%) WSUS

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

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 9 (29.03%) MS Exchange
2 6 (19.35%) SharePoint
2 6 (19.35%) Exchange Server 2003
3 3 (9.68%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 3 (9.68%) IBM Notes
3 3 (9.68%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 15 (48.39%) MS Excel
2 10 (32.26%) MS Office
3 9 (29.03%) Spreadsheet
4 6 (19.35%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 3 (9.68%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (29.03%) DHCP
1 9 (29.03%) DNS
2 3 (9.68%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (12.90%) SQL Server
1 4 (12.90%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 2 (6.45%) MSI
General
1 2 (6.45%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (29.03%) Build Engineer
2 8 (25.81%) Configuration Manager
2 8 (25.81%) Release Manager
3 6 (19.35%) Configuration and Release Manager
4 5 (16.13%) Technical Manager
5 3 (9.68%) Technical Analyst
5 3 (9.68%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (9.68%) Analyst
5 3 (9.68%) Messaging Analyst
6 2 (6.45%) Wintel Engineer
6 2 (6.45%) Architect
6 2 (6.45%) Solutions Architect
6 2 (6.45%) Applications Packager
7 1 (3.23%) Release Engineer
7 1 (3.23%) Configuration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.45%) Application Packaging
1 2 (6.45%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 12 (38.71%) Replication
2 9 (29.03%) Enterprise Storage
3 2 (6.45%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 24 (77.42%) Windows
2 11 (35.48%) Windows Server 2003
2 11 (35.48%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (6.45%) Windows Vista
3 2 (6.45%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (32.26%) Configuration Management
1 10 (32.26%) Change Management
2 9 (29.03%) Build Automation
3 3 (9.68%) Mobile Device Management
3 3 (9.68%) Email Migration
3 3 (9.68%) Migration
4 2 (6.45%) TOGAF
4 2 (6.45%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (6.45%) Unit Testing
4 2 (6.45%) Project Management
4 2 (6.45%) Service Delivery
4 2 (6.45%) ITIL
4 2 (6.45%) CAE
4 2 (6.45%) Software Distribution
4 2 (6.45%) ITSM
4 2 (6.45%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 6 (19.35%) SQL
2 5 (16.13%) PowerShell
3 2 (6.45%) VBScript
4 1 (3.23%) C
Qualifications
1 25 (80.65%) Security Cleared
2 22 (70.97%) SC Cleared
3 2 (6.45%) MCSE
3 2 (6.45%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (6.45%) PMP
3 2 (6.45%) PMI Certification
3 2 (6.45%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.45%) QA
System Software
1 13 (41.94%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (38.71%) Active Directory
3 4 (12.90%) XenApp
4 2 (6.45%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 22 (70.97%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 8 (25.81%) SCCM
3 4 (12.90%) WSUS
4 2 (6.45%) OpenView
Vendors
1 28 (90.32%) Microsoft
2 24 (77.42%) HP
3 13 (41.94%) VMware
4 11 (35.48%) Altiris
5 4 (12.90%) Citrix
5 4 (12.90%) CA
6 3 (9.68%) Lotus
6 3 (9.68%) MobileIron
7 2 (6.45%) AppSense