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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Systems Management Server (SMS) over the 3 months to 25 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
25 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Systems Management Server (SMS)
Rank 256 265 237
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -28
Contract jobs citing Systems Management Server (SMS) 11 10 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.13% 0.10% 0.16%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.08% 0.93% 1.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 0 5
Median daily rate £350 - £380
90% offered a daily rate of more than £309 - £347
10% offered a daily rate of more than £367 - £448
UK excluding London median daily rate £260 £220 £325
% change year-on-year
+18.18% -32.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Median hourly rate - £12.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -22.58%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.75 £18.77 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+53.21% +7.22%
Systems Management Server (SMS)
England

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
1021 1070 877
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 11.65% 10.93% 9.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 643 612 447
Median daily rate £425 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £236 £247
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 27 25
Median hourly rate £43.14 £24.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+79.75% +41.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £17.50 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £39.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £21.32 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+31.31% +9.34%

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

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South East region citing Systems Management Server (SMS) as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Systems Management Server (SMS) within the South East region over the 3 months to 25 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire +11 9 £350 -
Berkshire +3 1 - -
Buckinghamshire - 1 - -
Systems Management Server (SMS)
England

Systems Management Server (SMS)
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 25 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Systems Management Server (SMS) also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South East region with a requirement for Systems Management Server (SMS).

1 31 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 29 (93.55%) Windows
3 21 (67.74%) DHCP
3 21 (67.74%) DNS
4 19 (61.29%) Hyper-V
5 18 (58.06%) Microsoft Certification
6 17 (54.84%) TCP/IP
6 17 (54.84%) IPsec
7 16 (51.61%) MCSA
8 15 (48.39%) MS Excel
8 15 (48.39%) VBScript
8 15 (48.39%) CSS
8 15 (48.39%) VPN
8 15 (48.39%) IPv6
8 15 (48.39%) HTTP
8 15 (48.39%) Active Directory
8 15 (48.39%) Workflow
8 15 (48.39%) PowerShell
8 15 (48.39%) Load Balancing
8 15 (48.39%) Marketing
8 15 (48.39%) Process Improvement
8 15 (48.39%) Software-Defined Networking
8 15 (48.39%) Mentoring
8 15 (48.39%) Public Cloud
8 15 (48.39%) Presales
8 15 (48.39%) Windows Server
9 14 (45.16%) MCSE
10 13 (41.94%) Linux
10 13 (41.94%) VB
11 12 (38.71%) MCSD

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 6 (19.35%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.23%) Apache
2 1 (3.23%) Tomcat
2 1 (3.23%) WebLogic
Applications
1 15 (48.39%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (16.13%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.23%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (67.74%) DHCP
1 21 (67.74%) DNS
2 17 (54.84%) IPsec
2 17 (54.84%) TCP/IP
3 15 (48.39%) HTTP
3 15 (48.39%) IPv6
3 15 (48.39%) Software-Defined Networking
3 15 (48.39%) VPN
4 9 (29.03%) BGP
5 5 (16.13%) SAN
6 3 (9.68%) DMZ
6 3 (9.68%) Firewall
6 3 (9.68%) LAN
6 3 (9.68%) MPLS
6 3 (9.68%) WAN
7 2 (6.45%) Ethernet
7 2 (6.45%) Intrusion Detection
7 2 (6.45%) Network Security
7 2 (6.45%) VLAN
7 2 (6.45%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.23%) MySQL
1 1 (3.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (3.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (3.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (6.45%) InstallShield
1 2 (6.45%) MSI
1 2 (6.45%) TestDirector
General
1 15 (48.39%) Marketing
2 2 (6.45%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 14 (45.16%) Support Engineer
2 9 (29.03%) Network Engineer
3 7 (22.58%) Network Support
3 7 (22.58%) Network Support Engineer
4 6 (19.35%) Build Engineer
5 4 (12.90%) Azure Engineer
5 4 (12.90%) Integration Engineer
6 2 (6.45%) Deployment Engineer
6 2 (6.45%) DV Cleared Deployment Engineer
6 2 (6.45%) Microsoft Engineer
6 2 (6.45%) Senior Network Engineer
6 2 (6.45%) Technical Support
6 2 (6.45%) Windows Deployment Engineer
6 2 (6.45%) Windows Engineer
7 1 (3.23%) Azure Consultant
7 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Consultant
7 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Developer
7 1 (3.23%) SSIS Developer
7 1 (3.23%) T-SQL Developer
7 1 (3.23%) Voice Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (48.39%) CSS
2 9 (29.03%) .NET
2 9 (29.03%) XML
3 2 (6.45%) 802.1X
4 1 (3.23%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 15 (48.39%) Public Cloud
2 12 (38.71%) Computer Science
3 9 (29.03%) Data Centre
4 2 (6.45%) Management Information System
4 2 (6.45%) PKI
5 1 (3.23%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 29 (93.55%) Windows
2 15 (48.39%) Windows Server
3 13 (41.94%) Linux
4 10 (32.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 10 (32.26%) Windows 7
4 10 (32.26%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (29.03%) Ubuntu
6 6 (19.35%) Solaris
7 5 (16.13%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (12.90%) Windows XP
9 3 (9.68%) Windows 10
9 3 (9.68%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (6.45%) Windows 8
11 1 (3.23%) Oracle Linux
11 1 (3.23%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (48.39%) Load Balancing
1 15 (48.39%) Mentoring
1 15 (48.39%) Presales
1 15 (48.39%) Process Improvement
1 15 (48.39%) Workflow
2 9 (29.03%) Software Testing
3 7 (22.58%) ITIL
4 6 (19.35%) Server Building
5 2 (6.45%) Change Management
5 2 (6.45%) Defect Management
5 2 (6.45%) Information Security
5 2 (6.45%) Information Security Management
5 2 (6.45%) Migration
5 2 (6.45%) Quality Management
5 2 (6.45%) Security Management
5 2 (6.45%) Service Delivery
5 2 (6.45%) Service Management
5 2 (6.45%) Software Deployment
5 2 (6.45%) Validation
6 1 (3.23%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 15 (48.39%) PowerShell
1 15 (48.39%) VBScript
2 13 (41.94%) VB
3 11 (35.48%) SQL
4 9 (29.03%) C
4 9 (29.03%) C#
4 9 (29.03%) C++
5 1 (3.23%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 18 (58.06%) Microsoft Certification
2 16 (51.61%) MCSA
3 14 (45.16%) MCSE
4 12 (38.71%) Degree
4 12 (38.71%) MCSD
5 11 (35.48%) Security Cleared
6 10 (32.26%) DV Cleared
7 4 (12.90%) CCNA
7 4 (12.90%) CCNP
7 4 (12.90%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (12.90%) MCITP
7 4 (12.90%) VCP4
7 4 (12.90%) VCP5
7 4 (12.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (6.45%) MCP
8 2 (6.45%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.45%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 19 (61.29%) Hyper-V
2 15 (48.39%) Active Directory
3 6 (19.35%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 12 (38.71%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 4 (12.90%) SCCM
Vendors
1 31 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 10 (32.26%) Red Hat
2 10 (32.26%) VMware
3 7 (22.58%) Altiris
4 6 (19.35%) Intel Security
4 6 (19.35%) Oracle
5 4 (12.90%) HP
5 4 (12.90%) Supermicro
6 3 (9.68%) Cisco
7 2 (6.45%) CheckPoint
7 2 (6.45%) NetApp
7 2 (6.45%) Palo Alto
8 1 (3.23%) Citrix
8 1 (3.23%) Juniper
8 1 (3.23%) MicroStrategy
8 1 (3.23%) NetScout