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 30 October 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
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Systems Management Server (SMS)
Rank 237 228 240
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +12
Contract jobs citing Systems Management Server (SMS) 22 11 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.23% 0.13% 0.15%
As % of the Systems Management category 2.27% 1.48% 2.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 3
Average daily rate
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£390 £375 £312
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% +20.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £315 £182
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £435 £312
UK excluding London average daily rate £321 £275 £100
% change year-on-year
+16.81% +175.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 4
Average hourly rate - £15.25 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +1.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £12.00 £13.75
% change year-on-year
+39.33% -12.72%
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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
971 743 698
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 10.02% 8.78% 7.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 508 398 285
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £247 £233 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.41% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 40 61
Average hourly rate £27.00 £22.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £13.90 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £37.50 £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £23.20 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-9.48% +18.97%

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 30 October 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
Buckinghamshire -7 9 - -
Hampshire -11 9 £390 +30.00%
Berkshire +6 1 - - 3
Kent - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
Surrey - - - -
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Systems Management Server (SMS)
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 30 October 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 31 (96.88%) Microsoft
2 26 (81.25%) Windows
3 22 (68.75%) Active Directory
4 21 (65.63%) VMware
5 16 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 14 (43.75%) VMware Infrastructure
6 14 (43.75%) Windows Server 2008
7 12 (37.50%) Microsoft Certification
7 12 (37.50%) MS Excel
7 12 (37.50%) SCCM
8 11 (34.38%) IIS
9 10 (31.25%) SLA
9 10 (31.25%) Citrix
9 10 (31.25%) Security Cleared
10 9 (28.13%) Windows 2000
10 9 (28.13%) MCSE
11 8 (25.00%) MS Office
11 8 (25.00%) SAN
11 8 (25.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 8 (25.00%) Altiris
12 7 (21.88%) BladeLogic
12 7 (21.88%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 7 (21.88%) VMware ESX
12 7 (21.88%) Clustering
12 7 (21.88%) ISA Server
12 7 (21.88%) HP
12 7 (21.88%) Terminal Services
12 7 (21.88%) BizTalk Server
12 7 (21.88%) NAS
12 7 (21.88%) Windows 7

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

For the 6 months to 30 October 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 11 (34.38%) IIS
2 7 (21.88%) BizTalk Server
3 6 (18.75%) MS Exchange
3 6 (18.75%) Exchange Server 2003
4 4 (12.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (6.25%) SharePoint
6 1 (3.13%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (3.13%) Documentum
Applications
1 12 (37.50%) MS Excel
2 8 (25.00%) MS Office
3 2 (6.25%) MS Project
4 1 (3.13%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (3.13%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (6.25%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (6.25%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 8 (25.00%) SAN
2 7 (21.88%) NAS
3 5 (15.63%) DHCP
3 5 (15.63%) DNS
4 3 (9.38%) Broadband
5 2 (6.25%) MPLS
5 2 (6.25%) DMZ
5 2 (6.25%) LAN
5 2 (6.25%) VoIP
5 2 (6.25%) WLAN
5 2 (6.25%) WAN
5 2 (6.25%) ADSL
5 2 (6.25%) Firewall
6 1 (3.13%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.13%) IDOL
1 1 (3.13%) SQL Server
1 1 (3.13%) MySQL
1 1 (3.13%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (9.38%) Wise Package Studio
2 2 (6.25%) InstallShield
3 1 (3.13%) StarTeam
3 1 (3.13%) MSI
General
1 1 (3.13%) Spanish Language
1 1 (3.13%) Banking
1 1 (3.13%) Finance
1 1 (3.13%) Law
1 1 (3.13%) Legal
1 1 (3.13%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 5 (15.63%) Analyst
2 4 (12.50%) Build Engineer
3 3 (9.38%) Desktop Support
3 3 (9.38%) Desktop Support Analyst
3 3 (9.38%) Desktop Analyst
3 3 (9.38%) Administrator
3 3 (9.38%) Support Analyst
3 3 (9.38%) Architect
4 2 (6.25%) Windows Systems Engineer
4 2 (6.25%) Systems Administrator
4 2 (6.25%) Systems Engineer
4 2 (6.25%) Solutions Architect
4 2 (6.25%) Integration Engineer
5 1 (3.13%) Windows Administrator
5 1 (3.13%) Server Specialist
5 1 (3.13%) Windows Server Engineer
5 1 (3.13%) Virtualisation Engineer
5 1 (3.13%) ScrumMaster
5 1 (3.13%) Wintel Engineer
5 1 (3.13%) PMO Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.38%) Application Packaging
1 3 (9.38%) Software Packaging
2 1 (3.13%) XML
2 1 (3.13%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 7 (21.88%) Clustering
2 5 (15.63%) Replication
2 5 (15.63%) Enterprise Storage
3 4 (12.50%) Client/Server
4 3 (9.38%) Video Conferencing
4 3 (9.38%) Blackberry
4 3 (9.38%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (3.13%) Management Information System
5 1 (3.13%) Mainframe
5 1 (3.13%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 26 (81.25%) Windows
2 16 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 14 (43.75%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (28.13%) Windows 2000
5 7 (21.88%) Windows 7
6 6 (18.75%) Windows XP
7 5 (15.63%) Windows NT
7 5 (15.63%) UNIX
8 4 (12.50%) Windows 2000 Server
9 2 (6.25%) Linux
10 1 (3.13%) Solaris
10 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (18.75%) Change Management
1 6 (18.75%) Disaster Recovery
2 5 (15.63%) Unit Testing
3 4 (12.50%) ITIL
3 4 (12.50%) Migration
4 3 (9.38%) Incident Management
4 3 (9.38%) Service Management
4 3 (9.38%) Service Delivery
4 3 (9.38%) ITSM
4 3 (9.38%) Software Deployment
4 3 (9.38%) Mobile Device Management
4 3 (9.38%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (6.25%) CRM
5 2 (6.25%) PRINCE2
5 2 (6.25%) TOGAF
6 1 (3.13%) Time Management
6 1 (3.13%) Kanban
6 1 (3.13%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (3.13%) Scrum
6 1 (3.13%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (18.75%) PowerShell
1 6 (18.75%) SQL
2 5 (15.63%) VB
3 4 (12.50%) VBScript
4 1 (3.13%) Winbatch
Qualifications
1 12 (37.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (31.25%) Security Cleared
3 9 (28.13%) MCSE
4 6 (18.75%) DV Cleared
5 5 (15.63%) SC Cleared
6 4 (12.50%) Degree
7 3 (9.38%) MCDST
8 1 (3.13%) AAT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (31.25%) SLA
2 1 (3.13%) P3O
System Software
1 22 (68.75%) Active Directory
2 14 (43.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (21.88%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 7 (21.88%) VMware ESX
3 7 (21.88%) ISA Server
3 7 (21.88%) Terminal Services
4 6 (18.75%) vSphere
5 3 (9.38%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 3 (9.38%) XenApp
5 3 (9.38%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (6.25%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 12 (37.50%) SCCM
2 8 (25.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 7 (21.88%) BladeLogic
4 6 (18.75%) SCOM
5 3 (9.38%) HP Data Protector
5 3 (9.38%) Unicenter
5 3 (9.38%) MOM
5 3 (9.38%) Norton AntiVirus
5 3 (9.38%) ARCserve
5 3 (9.38%) SAP Afaria
5 3 (9.38%) HP SIM
6 1 (3.13%) WMI
6 1 (3.13%) WSUS
6 1 (3.13%) Business Desktop Deployment
6 1 (3.13%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (3.13%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 31 (96.88%) Microsoft
2 21 (65.63%) VMware
3 10 (31.25%) Citrix
4 8 (25.00%) Altiris
5 7 (21.88%) HP
6 5 (15.63%) Intel
7 4 (12.50%) Lumension
7 4 (12.50%) CA
8 3 (9.38%) Apple
8 3 (9.38%) Symantec
9 2 (6.25%) Oracle
10 1 (3.13%) Brocade
10 1 (3.13%) PlateSpin
10 1 (3.13%) CheckPoint
10 1 (3.13%) Borland