The table below looks at the statistics for Systems Management Server (SMS) skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East 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 3 August 2015 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
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Systems Management Server (SMS)
Rank 256 237 227
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -10
Contract jobs citing Systems Management Server (SMS) 11 11 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.12% 0.12% 0.12%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.09% 1.36% 1.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 7
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£388 £375 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +17.18%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-7.69% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Average hourly rate - £15.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -3.12%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.03 £17.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+8.74% -30.00%
Systems Management Server (SMS)
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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 South East region.

Systems Management Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
1011 806 924
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 10.62% 8.75% 10.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 575 412 456
Average daily rate £380 £338 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.59% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £220 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £463 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £340 £345
% change year-on-year
+10.29% -1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 23 51
Average hourly rate £24.00 £15.50 £19.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+54.83% -21.01%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.49 £13.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £28.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £19.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+10.25% -13.33%

Systems Management Server (SMS)
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

Systems Management Server (SMS) Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Systems Management Server (SMS)
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Systems Management Server (SMS) Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Systems Management Server (SMS)
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Systems Management Server (SMS) Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Systems Management Server (SMS)
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 3 months to 3 August 2015. 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
Berkshire - 6 £375 -
Hampshire -7 4 £400 +23.07% 2
Oxfordshire - 1 - -
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Systems Management Server (SMS)
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 20 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 17 (85.00%) Windows
3 13 (65.00%) Security Cleared
4 12 (60.00%) SCCM
4 12 (60.00%) SQL
4 12 (60.00%) Active Directory
4 12 (60.00%) VMware
5 11 (55.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 9 (45.00%) MS Excel
7 8 (40.00%) HP
8 7 (35.00%) Windows XP
8 7 (35.00%) MS Office
8 7 (35.00%) SC Cleared
9 6 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
9 6 (30.00%) PowerShell
9 6 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (30.00%) Windows 7
9 6 (30.00%) VB
10 5 (25.00%) IIS
10 5 (25.00%) MS Exchange
10 5 (25.00%) Windows 2000
10 5 (25.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 5 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
10 5 (25.00%) Software Packaging
11 4 (20.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 4 (20.00%) SLA
11 4 (20.00%) Application Packaging
11 4 (20.00%) Lumension
11 4 (20.00%) XenApp
11 4 (20.00%) vSphere

Systems Management Server (SMS)
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 5 (25.00%) IIS
1 5 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 4 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (15.00%) SharePoint
4 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 9 (45.00%) MS Excel
2 7 (35.00%) MS Office
3 2 (10.00%) MS Project
4 1 (5.00%) MS Visio
4 1 (5.00%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (15.00%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (10.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.00%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (20.00%) DNS
1 4 (20.00%) SAN
2 3 (15.00%) DHCP
3 2 (10.00%) TCP/IP
4 1 (5.00%) VPN
4 1 (5.00%) FTP
4 1 (5.00%) HTTP
4 1 (5.00%) IPsec
4 1 (5.00%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (5.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (5.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (5.00%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 4 (20.00%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 2 (10.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 4 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 4 (20.00%) Support Engineer
2 3 (15.00%) Integration Engineer
2 3 (15.00%) 2nd Line Support
3 2 (10.00%) Wintel Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Server Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Network Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Support Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Technical Support
4 1 (5.00%) Applications Packager
4 1 (5.00%) Data Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Applications Support Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Technical Support Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Network Support Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Technical Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Network Support
4 1 (5.00%) Technical Designer
4 1 (5.00%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (25.00%) Software Packaging
2 4 (20.00%) Application Packaging
3 2 (10.00%) .NET
3 2 (10.00%) CSS
4 1 (5.00%) XML
4 1 (5.00%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (15.00%) Data Centre
3 2 (10.00%) Client/Server
3 2 (10.00%) Clustering
4 1 (5.00%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (5.00%) Replication
4 1 (5.00%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 17 (85.00%) Windows
2 11 (55.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 7 (35.00%) Windows XP
4 6 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (30.00%) Windows 7
5 5 (25.00%) Windows 2000
6 2 (10.00%) Windows 2000 Server
7 1 (5.00%) Windows Vista
7 1 (5.00%) Linux
7 1 (5.00%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (20.00%) Software Deployment
2 3 (15.00%) Server Building
3 2 (10.00%) Process Improvement
3 2 (10.00%) Root Cause Analysis
3 2 (10.00%) Software Distribution
3 2 (10.00%) Software Delivery
3 2 (10.00%) Patch Management
3 2 (10.00%) CRM
3 2 (10.00%) Workflow
3 2 (10.00%) Release Management
4 1 (5.00%) Unit Testing
4 1 (5.00%) Time Management
4 1 (5.00%) Migration
4 1 (5.00%) Load Balancing
4 1 (5.00%) E-Commerce
4 1 (5.00%) ERP
4 1 (5.00%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (5.00%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (5.00%) Mentoring
4 1 (5.00%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 12 (60.00%) SQL
2 6 (30.00%) VB
2 6 (30.00%) PowerShell
3 2 (10.00%) VBScript
4 1 (5.00%) C
4 1 (5.00%) C#
4 1 (5.00%) C++
4 1 (5.00%) X++
Qualifications
1 13 (65.00%) Security Cleared
2 7 (35.00%) SC Cleared
3 4 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (10.00%) DV Cleared
5 1 (5.00%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (20.00%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 6 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (20.00%) VMware ESX
3 4 (20.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 4 (20.00%) XenApp
3 4 (20.00%) vSphere
4 3 (15.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 12 (60.00%) SCCM
2 5 (25.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 4 (20.00%) ARCserve
3 4 (20.00%) Unicenter
4 3 (15.00%) SCOM
4 3 (15.00%) HP Data Protector
4 3 (15.00%) HP SIM
5 2 (10.00%) SAP Afaria
5 2 (10.00%) MOM
Vendors
1 20 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 12 (60.00%) VMware
3 8 (40.00%) HP
4 4 (20.00%) Citrix
4 4 (20.00%) CA
4 4 (20.00%) Oracle
4 4 (20.00%) Lumension
5 3 (15.00%) Brocade
6 2 (10.00%) McAfee
6 2 (10.00%) Sophos
7 1 (5.00%) LANDesk
7 1 (5.00%) Altiris
7 1 (5.00%) Meridio