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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Systems Management Server (SMS)
Rank 221 224 213
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -11
Contract jobs citing Systems Management Server (SMS) 29 13 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.30% 0.16% 0.33%
As % of the Systems Management category 3.49% 2.08% 4.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 5 21
Average daily rate £388 £425 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.82% +51.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £331 £379 £118
10% offered a daily rate of more than £458 £440 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £343 £230 £275
% change year-on-year
+48.91% -16.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Average hourly rate £14.50 £12.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.00% -44.44%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £30.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-51.66% +71.42%
Systems Management Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
832 624 714
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 8.59% 7.46% 6.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 430 332 346
Average daily rate £350 £325 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 50 27
Average hourly rate £25.50 £23.88 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.80% +36.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £15.03 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £41.00 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +8.10%
Systems Management Server (SMS)
England

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
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Job
Vacancies
Hampshire +16 14 £400 +4.57%
Berkshire +4 13 £343 -
Buckinghamshire -24 1 £160 -62.35%
Surrey - 1 £425 -
West Sussex - - - -
Kent - - - -
Systems Management Server (SMS)
England

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 33 (89.19%) Microsoft
2 19 (51.35%) Active Directory
3 17 (45.95%) SCCM
3 17 (45.95%) Security Cleared
4 16 (43.24%) HP
4 16 (43.24%) VMware
5 15 (40.54%) MS Office
6 14 (37.84%) SC Cleared
7 13 (35.14%) Windows
7 13 (35.14%) MS Excel
8 11 (29.73%) SQL Server
8 11 (29.73%) VMware Infrastructure
9 10 (27.03%) WSUS
9 10 (27.03%) CA
10 9 (24.32%) SQL Server 2000
10 9 (24.32%) SQL
10 9 (24.32%) Citrix
10 9 (24.32%) XenApp
11 7 (18.92%) Configuration Management
12 6 (16.22%) Microsoft Certification
12 6 (16.22%) Windows 7
12 6 (16.22%) Windows Server 2008
13 5 (13.51%) LTE
13 5 (13.51%) Network Monitoring
13 5 (13.51%) DHCP
13 5 (13.51%) DNS
13 5 (13.51%) VoIP
13 5 (13.51%) 3G
13 5 (13.51%) Validation
13 5 (13.51%) Telecoms

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 1 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (2.70%) MS Exchange
1 1 (2.70%) Documentum
1 1 (2.70%) IIS
Applications
1 15 (40.54%) MS Office
2 13 (35.14%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.70%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (2.70%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.70%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (13.51%) LTE
1 5 (13.51%) DHCP
1 5 (13.51%) DNS
1 5 (13.51%) VoIP
1 5 (13.51%) 3G
2 4 (10.81%) Radio Access Network
3 2 (5.41%) Firewall
3 2 (5.41%) WAN
3 2 (5.41%) LAN
4 1 (2.70%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (29.73%) SQL Server
2 9 (24.32%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (2.70%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (8.11%) MSI
2 1 (2.70%) StarTeam
2 1 (2.70%) Wise Package Studio
2 1 (2.70%) AdminStudio
General
1 5 (13.51%) Telecoms
2 4 (10.81%) Marketing
3 2 (5.41%) Law
3 2 (5.41%) Legal
3 2 (5.41%) Publishing
4 1 (2.70%) French Language
4 1 (2.70%) German Language
4 1 (2.70%) Italian Language
4 1 (2.70%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 6 (16.22%) Analyst
1 6 (16.22%) Wintel Engineer
1 6 (16.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 4 (10.81%) Process Analyst
3 3 (8.11%) OSS Architect
3 3 (8.11%) Integration Engineer
3 3 (8.11%) Server Specialist
3 3 (8.11%) Senior Architect
3 3 (8.11%) Windows Server Specialist
3 3 (8.11%) Consultant
3 3 (8.11%) Architect
3 3 (8.11%) Applications Support
4 2 (5.41%) Desktop Support
4 2 (5.41%) Design Engineer
4 2 (5.41%) ScrumMaster
5 1 (2.70%) OSS Engineer
5 1 (2.70%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 1 (2.70%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 1 (2.70%) Help Desk Support
5 1 (2.70%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.41%) .NET
1 2 (5.41%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.81%) Clustering
1 4 (10.81%) Client/Server
1 4 (10.81%) Visualisation
2 3 (8.11%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.70%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 13 (35.14%) Windows
2 6 (16.22%) Windows 7
2 6 (16.22%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (8.11%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (5.41%) Windows 2000
4 2 (5.41%) Windows XP
4 2 (5.41%) Windows 8
5 1 (2.70%) Windows Vista
5 1 (2.70%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (18.92%) Configuration Management
2 5 (13.51%) Network Monitoring
2 5 (13.51%) Validation
3 4 (10.81%) Project Management
3 4 (10.81%) B2C
3 4 (10.81%) Campaign Management
3 4 (10.81%) Digital Marketing
3 4 (10.81%) Statistical Analysis
4 3 (8.11%) Root Cause Analysis
4 3 (8.11%) Capacity Management
4 3 (8.11%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (5.41%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (5.41%) CRM
5 2 (5.41%) ERP
5 2 (5.41%) PRINCE2
5 2 (5.41%) Scrum
5 2 (5.41%) Network Management
5 2 (5.41%) Fault Management
6 1 (2.70%) Time Management
6 1 (2.70%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 9 (24.32%) SQL
2 4 (10.81%) VBScript
2 4 (10.81%) PowerShell
3 3 (8.11%) VB
Qualifications
1 17 (45.95%) Security Cleared
2 14 (37.84%) SC Cleared
3 6 (16.22%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (10.81%) Degree
5 2 (5.41%) DV Cleared
6 1 (2.70%) MCDST
6 1 (2.70%) MCSE
6 1 (2.70%) MCSA
6 1 (2.70%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.70%) QA
1 1 (2.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 19 (51.35%) Active Directory
2 11 (29.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (24.32%) XenApp
4 3 (8.11%) Hyper-V
5 1 (2.70%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 17 (45.95%) SCCM
2 10 (27.03%) WSUS
3 4 (10.81%) MOM
3 4 (10.81%) SAP Afaria
3 4 (10.81%) SCOM
4 3 (8.11%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 1 (2.70%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (2.70%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 33 (89.19%) Microsoft
2 16 (43.24%) HP
2 16 (43.24%) VMware
3 10 (27.03%) CA
4 9 (24.32%) Citrix
5 2 (5.41%) Nokia
5 2 (5.41%) Oracle
6 1 (2.70%) AppSense
6 1 (2.70%) Altiris
6 1 (2.70%) Lumension
6 1 (2.70%) Juniper
6 1 (2.70%) SAP
6 1 (2.70%) Borland
6 1 (2.70%) Apple