The first table below looks at the demand 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 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 South East 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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Systems Management Server (SMS)
Rank 239 215 213
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -2
Contract jobs citing Systems Management Server (SMS) 10 9 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.11% 0.11% 0.23%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.31% 1.01% 3.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 6 8
Average daily rate
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£375 £320 £257
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.18% +24.39%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £252 £320 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £320 £372
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £320 £225
% change year-on-year
+0.78% +42.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 6
Average hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £14.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +12.28%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £25.00 £14.45
% change year-on-year
-30.00% +73.01%
Systems Management Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
765 890 687
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 8.32% 10.48% 6.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 395 440 295
Average daily rate £338 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £180 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £341 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.02% +4.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 53 51
Average hourly rate £15.75 £19.88 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.75% +10.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.50 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.90 £40.00 £36.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.06 £22.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-9.84% +27.14%
Systems Management Server (SMS)
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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)
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Systems Management Server (SMS) across the South East region over the 3 months to 28 July 2014.

Systems Management Server (SMS) Daily Rate Histogram 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 July 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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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
Hampshire -14 5 £325 +1.56% 1
West Sussex - 3 - -
Surrey - 1 £425 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 - - 1
Berkshire - - - - 4
Oxfordshire - - - -
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Systems Management Server (SMS)
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, 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 34 (87.18%) Microsoft
2 23 (58.97%) Active Directory
3 21 (53.85%) SCCM
4 20 (51.28%) VMware
5 19 (48.72%) Windows
6 15 (38.46%) HP
7 14 (35.90%) MS Office
7 14 (35.90%) Security Cleared
8 12 (30.77%) VMware Infrastructure
8 12 (30.77%) CA
9 11 (28.21%) SQL Server
9 11 (28.21%) MS Excel
9 11 (28.21%) Citrix
9 11 (28.21%) SC Cleared
10 10 (25.64%) WSUS
10 10 (25.64%) Microsoft Certification
10 10 (25.64%) XenApp
11 9 (23.08%) SQL Server 2000
12 8 (20.51%) Configuration Management
12 8 (20.51%) SQL
13 7 (17.95%) Windows Server 2008
14 6 (15.38%) Windows 7
14 6 (15.38%) Clustering
14 6 (15.38%) Validation
14 6 (15.38%) SCOM
14 6 (15.38%) Client/Server
15 5 (12.82%) ITIL
15 5 (12.82%) VBScript
15 5 (12.82%) Windows XP
15 5 (12.82%) VoIP

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

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, 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 4 (10.26%) IIS
2 3 (7.69%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 2 (5.13%) Documentum
4 1 (2.56%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (2.56%) MS Exchange
4 1 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 14 (35.90%) MS Office
2 11 (28.21%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.56%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (2.56%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 5 (12.82%) VoIP
1 5 (12.82%) 3G
1 5 (12.82%) LTE
2 4 (10.26%) Radio Access Network
3 2 (5.13%) DHCP
3 2 (5.13%) DNS
3 2 (5.13%) SAN
4 1 (2.56%) Internet
4 1 (2.56%) VPN
4 1 (2.56%) WAN
4 1 (2.56%) Broadband
4 1 (2.56%) LAN
4 1 (2.56%) NAS
4 1 (2.56%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (28.21%) SQL Server
2 9 (23.08%) SQL Server 2000
3 2 (5.13%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (5.13%) MSI
1 2 (5.13%) StarTeam
1 2 (5.13%) Wise Package Studio
2 1 (2.56%) InstallShield
2 1 (2.56%) AdminStudio
General
1 5 (12.82%) Telecoms
2 4 (10.26%) Marketing
3 2 (5.13%) Law
3 2 (5.13%) Legal
3 2 (5.13%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 8 (20.51%) Analyst
2 7 (17.95%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 6 (15.38%) Wintel Engineer
4 4 (10.26%) Process Analyst
4 4 (10.26%) Windows Server Specialist
4 4 (10.26%) Server Specialist
4 4 (10.26%) Architect
4 4 (10.26%) Desktop Support
5 3 (7.69%) Consultant
5 3 (7.69%) Support Analyst
5 3 (7.69%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 3 (7.69%) OSS Architect
5 3 (7.69%) Desktop Analyst
5 3 (7.69%) Senior Architect
6 2 (5.13%) Integration Engineer
6 2 (5.13%) Design Engineer
6 2 (5.13%) ScrumMaster
7 1 (2.56%) Windows Server Engineer
7 1 (2.56%) OSS Engineer
7 1 (2.56%) Infrastructure Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.13%) .NET
1 2 (5.13%) XML
2 1 (2.56%) Application Packaging
2 1 (2.56%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 6 (15.38%) Client/Server
1 6 (15.38%) Clustering
2 4 (10.26%) Visualisation
3 3 (7.69%) Computer Science
3 3 (7.69%) Video Conferencing
3 3 (7.69%) Blackberry
4 1 (2.56%) Replication
4 1 (2.56%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 19 (48.72%) Windows
2 7 (17.95%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (15.38%) Windows 7
4 5 (12.82%) Windows XP
5 4 (10.26%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (10.26%) Windows 2000
6 1 (2.56%) Windows NT
6 1 (2.56%) Windows 8
6 1 (2.56%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (20.51%) Configuration Management
2 6 (15.38%) Validation
3 5 (12.82%) ITIL
3 5 (12.82%) Network Monitoring
4 4 (10.26%) Campaign Management
4 4 (10.26%) Digital Marketing
4 4 (10.26%) Root Cause Analysis
4 4 (10.26%) Project Management
4 4 (10.26%) B2C
4 4 (10.26%) Statistical Analysis
5 3 (7.69%) Incident Management
5 3 (7.69%) Service Management
5 3 (7.69%) ITSM
5 3 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (7.69%) Mobile Device Management
6 2 (5.13%) Network Management
6 2 (5.13%) Fault Management
6 2 (5.13%) Service Delivery
6 2 (5.13%) PRINCE2
6 2 (5.13%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 8 (20.51%) SQL
2 5 (12.82%) VBScript
2 5 (12.82%) PowerShell
3 3 (7.69%) VB
4 1 (2.56%) Winbatch
Qualifications
1 14 (35.90%) Security Cleared
2 11 (28.21%) SC Cleared
3 10 (25.64%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (12.82%) Degree
5 4 (10.26%) MCSE
5 4 (10.26%) MCDST
6 3 (7.69%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.13%) SLA
2 1 (2.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (2.56%) QA
System Software
1 23 (58.97%) Active Directory
2 12 (30.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (25.64%) XenApp
4 2 (5.13%) VMware ESX
5 1 (2.56%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (2.56%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 1 (2.56%) Hyper-V
5 1 (2.56%) Terminal Services
5 1 (2.56%) ISA Server
5 1 (2.56%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 21 (53.85%) SCCM
2 10 (25.64%) WSUS
3 6 (15.38%) SCOM
4 5 (12.82%) MOM
4 5 (12.82%) SAP Afaria
5 4 (10.26%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 3 (7.69%) Norton AntiVirus
7 2 (5.13%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 2 (5.13%) HP Quality Center
8 1 (2.56%) HP SIM
8 1 (2.56%) Unicenter
8 1 (2.56%) WMI
8 1 (2.56%) BladeLogic
8 1 (2.56%) ARCserve
8 1 (2.56%) HP Data Protector
8 1 (2.56%) Business Desktop Deployment
Vendors
1 34 (87.18%) Microsoft
2 20 (51.28%) VMware
3 15 (38.46%) HP
4 12 (30.77%) CA
5 11 (28.21%) Citrix
6 3 (7.69%) Apple
6 3 (7.69%) Symantec
6 3 (7.69%) Altiris
6 3 (7.69%) Lumension
7 2 (5.13%) Borland
8 1 (2.56%) Oracle
8 1 (2.56%) Nokia
8 1 (2.56%) Juniper
8 1 (2.56%) Intel
8 1 (2.56%) Brocade
8 1 (2.56%) AppSense