The table below looks at the statistics 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 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 112 110 97
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -13
Contract jobs citing Systems Management Server (SMS) 18 1 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.64% 0.041% 0.53%
As % of the Systems Management category 8.61% 0.62% 7.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 0 3
Average daily rate
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£280 - £165
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 - £145
10% offered a daily rate of more than £348 - £173
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £273 £150
% change year-on-year
+19.26% +81.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £17.50
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 Scotland region.

Systems Management Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
209 161 189
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 7.48% 6.55% 7.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 124 82 75
Average daily rate £325 £338 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.70% +10.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £152 £218 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £403 £450 £385
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £315
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +6.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 9
Average hourly rate £17.50 £15.89 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.16% -20.57%
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 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 21 August 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)
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

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 Scotland region over the 3 months to 21 August 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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Average Daily Rate
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Systems Management Server (SMS)
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 (80.00%) Windows
1 28 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 26 (74.29%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 24 (68.57%) Security Cleared
4 22 (62.86%) HP
5 21 (60.00%) Replication
5 21 (60.00%) SC Cleared
6 18 (51.43%) MS Exchange
7 17 (48.57%) Windows Server 2003
7 17 (48.57%) Altiris
7 17 (48.57%) Windows Server 2008
8 15 (42.86%) MS Excel
8 15 (42.86%) DHCP
8 15 (42.86%) DNS
8 15 (42.86%) VMware
8 15 (42.86%) VMware Infrastructure
9 14 (40.00%) Enterprise Storage
10 12 (34.29%) Active Directory
11 11 (31.43%) SQL
11 11 (31.43%) MS Project
11 11 (31.43%) MS Office
11 11 (31.43%) Exchange Server 2003
12 10 (28.57%) SharePoint
13 8 (22.86%) Configuration Management
13 8 (22.86%) Change Management
13 8 (22.86%) Unit Testing
13 8 (22.86%) PowerShell
13 8 (22.86%) Build Automation
14 7 (20.00%) IBM Notes
14 7 (20.00%) Lotus Domino

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

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 18 (51.43%) MS Exchange
2 11 (31.43%) Exchange Server 2003
3 10 (28.57%) SharePoint
4 7 (20.00%) IBM Notes
4 7 (20.00%) Lotus Domino
5 6 (17.14%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 15 (42.86%) MS Excel
2 11 (31.43%) MS Project
2 11 (31.43%) MS Office
3 7 (20.00%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 7 (20.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 15 (42.86%) DHCP
1 15 (42.86%) DNS
2 7 (20.00%) SMTP
Development Applications
1 2 (5.71%) MSI
General
1 2 (5.71%) Finance
Job Titles
1 15 (42.86%) Build Engineer
2 7 (20.00%) Messaging Analyst
2 7 (20.00%) Analyst
2 7 (20.00%) Release Manager
3 6 (17.14%) Configuration Manager
4 5 (14.29%) Configuration and Release Manager
5 4 (11.43%) Technical Analyst
5 4 (11.43%) Technical Manager
6 2 (5.71%) Architect
6 2 (5.71%) Solutions Architect
6 2 (5.71%) Applications Packager
7 1 (2.86%) Release Engineer
7 1 (2.86%) Configuration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.71%) Application Packaging
1 2 (5.71%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 21 (60.00%) Replication
2 14 (40.00%) Enterprise Storage
3 2 (5.71%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 28 (80.00%) Windows
2 17 (48.57%) Windows Server 2003
2 17 (48.57%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (5.71%) Windows Vista
3 2 (5.71%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (22.86%) Configuration Management
1 8 (22.86%) Change Management
1 8 (22.86%) Unit Testing
1 8 (22.86%) Build Automation
2 7 (20.00%) Migration
3 6 (17.14%) Mobile Device Management
3 6 (17.14%) Email Migration
4 2 (5.71%) Software Distribution
4 2 (5.71%) TOGAF
4 2 (5.71%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (5.71%) ITSM
4 2 (5.71%) Workflow
4 2 (5.71%) Project Management
4 2 (5.71%) Service Delivery
4 2 (5.71%) ITIL
4 2 (5.71%) CAE
Programming Languages
1 11 (31.43%) SQL
2 8 (22.86%) PowerShell
3 2 (5.71%) VBScript
4 1 (2.86%) C
Qualifications
1 24 (68.57%) Security Cleared
2 21 (60.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (5.71%) MCSE
3 2 (5.71%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (5.71%) PMP
3 2 (5.71%) PMI Certification
3 2 (5.71%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.71%) QA
System Software
1 15 (42.86%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (34.29%) Active Directory
3 2 (5.71%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 26 (74.29%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 4 (11.43%) SCCM
3 2 (5.71%) OpenView
Vendors
1 28 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 22 (62.86%) HP
3 17 (48.57%) Altiris
4 15 (42.86%) VMware
5 7 (20.00%) Lotus
6 6 (17.14%) MobileIron
7 2 (5.71%) AppSense