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 28 January 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Systems Management Server (SMS)
Rank 225 228 207
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -21
Contract jobs citing Systems Management Server (SMS) 24 8 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.26% 0.095% 0.14%
As % of the Systems Management category 2.54% 1.19% 1.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 7
Average daily rate
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£350 £275 £283
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -2.82%
UK excluding London average daily rate £210 £350 £264
% change year-on-year
-40.00% +32.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 0
Average hourly rate £55.65 £10.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+430.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £55.65 £26.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+110.00% +89.28%
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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
944 675 619
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 10.29% 8.01% 8.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 478 331 307
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £330 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.84% -5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 47 65
Average hourly rate £23.25 £21.00 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% -20.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £15.60 £17.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £31.50 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £21.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -16.00%

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 28 January 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 +10 9 - - 2
Hampshire -17 7 - -
Buckinghamshire -12 2 - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
Surrey - - - -
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Systems Management Server (SMS)
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 45 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 38 (84.44%) Windows
3 37 (82.22%) Active Directory
4 34 (75.56%) Windows Server 2003
5 32 (71.11%) VMware
5 32 (71.11%) Windows Server 2008
6 28 (62.22%) VMware Infrastructure
7 26 (57.78%) SCCM
8 25 (55.56%) Security Cleared
9 22 (48.89%) SQL
10 20 (44.44%) Windows 7
11 19 (42.22%) MS Excel
12 18 (40.00%) VB
12 18 (40.00%) PowerShell
13 16 (35.56%) DV Cleared
13 16 (35.56%) VBScript
13 16 (35.56%) Oracle
13 16 (35.56%) OpenView Configuration Management
13 16 (35.56%) Hyper-V
14 15 (33.33%) Configuration Management
15 14 (31.11%) Microsoft Certification
16 12 (26.67%) MCSE
16 12 (26.67%) Windows XP
16 12 (26.67%) StarTeam
17 11 (24.44%) SC Cleared
18 10 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
19 9 (20.00%) Open Source
19 9 (20.00%) SCOM
19 9 (20.00%) IIS
19 9 (20.00%) Linux

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

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 9 (20.00%) IIS
2 7 (15.56%) OpenStack
2 7 (15.56%) MS Exchange
2 7 (15.56%) BizTalk Server
3 6 (13.33%) SharePoint
3 6 (13.33%) SharePoint Server
4 5 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2003
5 3 (6.67%) Documentum
6 2 (4.44%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (4.44%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (2.22%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 19 (42.22%) MS Excel
2 6 (13.33%) MS Office
3 2 (4.44%) MS Project
4 1 (2.22%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (2.22%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (4.44%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (4.44%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 7 (15.56%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (6.67%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 8 (17.78%) SAN
1 8 (17.78%) NAS
2 6 (13.33%) DHCP
2 6 (13.33%) DNS
3 3 (6.67%) Broadband
4 2 (4.44%) LAN
4 2 (4.44%) VoIP
4 2 (4.44%) WLAN
4 2 (4.44%) WAN
4 2 (4.44%) ADSL
4 2 (4.44%) DMZ
4 2 (4.44%) MPLS
4 2 (4.44%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (11.11%) MySQL
2 3 (6.67%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.22%) IDOL
Development Applications
1 12 (26.67%) StarTeam
2 2 (4.44%) Wise Package Studio
3 1 (2.22%) MSI
3 1 (2.22%) InstallShield
General
1 1 (2.22%) Banking
1 1 (2.22%) Spanish Language
1 1 (2.22%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (17.78%) Integration Engineer
2 5 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 5 (11.11%) Build Engineer
3 4 (8.89%) Integration Manager
3 4 (8.89%) Senior Manager
4 3 (6.67%) Support Engineer
4 3 (6.67%) 3rd Line Support
4 3 (6.67%) Administrator
4 3 (6.67%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 2 (4.44%) Applications Support
5 2 (4.44%) Solutions Architect
5 2 (4.44%) Architect
5 2 (4.44%) Analyst
5 2 (4.44%) Wintel Engineer
5 2 (4.44%) Windows Administrator
6 1 (2.22%) Windows Server Engineer
6 1 (2.22%) Virtualisation Engineer
6 1 (2.22%) PMO Analyst
6 1 (2.22%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (2.22%) Migration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.44%) Software Packaging
1 2 (4.44%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 9 (20.00%) Open Source
2 7 (15.56%) Clustering
3 4 (8.89%) Enterprise Storage
3 4 (8.89%) Replication
4 3 (6.67%) PKI
4 3 (6.67%) Management Information System
5 2 (4.44%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (4.44%) Client/Server
6 1 (2.22%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 38 (84.44%) Windows
2 34 (75.56%) Windows Server 2003
3 32 (71.11%) Windows Server 2008
4 20 (44.44%) Windows 7
5 12 (26.67%) Windows XP
6 10 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
7 9 (20.00%) Linux
8 8 (17.78%) Windows 2000
9 7 (15.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 7 (15.56%) Windows 8
10 5 (11.11%) UNIX
10 5 (11.11%) Windows NT
11 4 (8.89%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (2.22%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (33.33%) Configuration Management
2 6 (13.33%) Change Management
2 6 (13.33%) Disaster Recovery
3 4 (8.89%) Migration
3 4 (8.89%) Unit Testing
3 4 (8.89%) Service Delivery
4 3 (6.67%) Time Management
4 3 (6.67%) ITIL
4 3 (6.67%) Network Management
4 3 (6.67%) Mentoring
4 3 (6.67%) Coaching
5 2 (4.44%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (4.44%) Capacity Management
5 2 (4.44%) Software Deployment
5 2 (4.44%) CRM
5 2 (4.44%) TOGAF
6 1 (2.22%) Data Protection
6 1 (2.22%) Risk Management
6 1 (2.22%) PRINCE2
6 1 (2.22%) Data Entry
Programming Languages
1 22 (48.89%) SQL
2 18 (40.00%) VB
2 18 (40.00%) PowerShell
3 16 (35.56%) VBScript
4 7 (15.56%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 25 (55.56%) Security Cleared
2 16 (35.56%) DV Cleared
3 14 (31.11%) Microsoft Certification
4 12 (26.67%) MCSE
5 11 (24.44%) SC Cleared
6 7 (15.56%) RHCSA
6 7 (15.56%) RHCA
6 7 (15.56%) RHCE
7 4 (8.89%) Degree
8 3 (6.67%) CCNA
8 3 (6.67%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (6.67%) MCP
9 1 (2.22%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (2.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (2.22%) AAT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (20.00%) SLA
2 1 (2.22%) P3O
System Software
1 37 (82.22%) Active Directory
2 28 (62.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (35.56%) Hyper-V
4 7 (15.56%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 7 (15.56%) VMware ESX
4 7 (15.56%) ISA Server
4 7 (15.56%) Terminal Services
5 5 (11.11%) vSphere
6 3 (6.67%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (4.44%) XenApp
7 2 (4.44%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 1 (2.22%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (2.22%) VMware GSX
8 1 (2.22%) UAG
Systems Management
1 26 (57.78%) SCCM
2 16 (35.56%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 9 (20.00%) SCOM
4 7 (15.56%) BladeLogic
5 3 (6.67%) HP Data Protector
5 3 (6.67%) MOM
6 2 (4.44%) SAP Afaria
6 2 (4.44%) HP SIM
6 2 (4.44%) Unicenter
6 2 (4.44%) ARCserve
7 1 (2.22%) WSUS
7 1 (2.22%) NetBackup
7 1 (2.22%) Backup Exec
7 1 (2.22%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 45 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 32 (71.11%) VMware
3 16 (35.56%) Oracle
4 9 (20.00%) Citrix
5 8 (17.78%) Borland
6 7 (15.56%) Red Hat
6 7 (15.56%) HP
7 6 (13.33%) Intel
7 6 (13.33%) Altiris
8 3 (6.67%) EMC
9 2 (4.44%) Lumension
9 2 (4.44%) CA
9 2 (4.44%) NetApp
10 1 (2.22%) PlateSpin
10 1 (2.22%) Veritas
10 1 (2.22%) CommVault
10 1 (2.22%) IBM
10 1 (2.22%) CheckPoint