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 June 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
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Systems Management Server (SMS)
Rank 257 228 227
Rank change year-on-year
-29 -1
Contract jobs citing Systems Management Server (SMS) 6 11 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.064% 0.12% 0.084%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.62% 1.34% 0.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 4
Average daily rate
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£388 £325 £373
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.23% -12.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £378 £241 £271
10% offered a daily rate of more than £398 £435 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £118
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +176.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Average hourly rate - £15.50 £14.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +8.77%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.19 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+30.22% -3.12%
Systems Management Server (SMS)
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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
974 821 883
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 10.35% 9.00% 10.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 545 406 447
Average daily rate £399 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.94% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £220 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £338 £335
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 31 59
Average hourly rate £23.50 £17.18 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.78% -23.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £52.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £19.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+10.52% -15.55%

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 June 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
Hampshire -4 4 £400 +23.07% 1
Berkshire -2 2 £375 -
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Systems Management Server (SMS)
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 21 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 18 (85.71%) Active Directory
3 17 (80.95%) Windows
3 17 (80.95%) Security Cleared
4 16 (76.19%) SCCM
5 15 (71.43%) SQL
6 13 (61.90%) Windows Server 2003
6 13 (61.90%) VMware
7 11 (52.38%) Windows Server 2008
8 9 (42.86%) SC Cleared
8 9 (42.86%) MS Excel
9 8 (38.10%) Windows XP
9 8 (38.10%) VMware Infrastructure
9 8 (38.10%) Windows 7
10 7 (33.33%) MS Office
11 6 (28.57%) VB
11 6 (28.57%) Oracle
11 6 (28.57%) HP
11 6 (28.57%) Microsoft Certification
11 6 (28.57%) SCOM
11 6 (28.57%) PowerShell
12 5 (23.81%) DV Cleared
12 5 (23.81%) OpenView Configuration Management
12 5 (23.81%) Configuration Management
12 5 (23.81%) DNS
12 5 (23.81%) SharePoint
13 4 (19.05%) MCSE
13 4 (19.05%) SQL Server
13 4 (19.05%) IIS
13 4 (19.05%) MS Exchange

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

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 5 (23.81%) SharePoint
2 4 (19.05%) MS Exchange
2 4 (19.05%) IIS
3 3 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (14.29%) Documentum
4 2 (9.52%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 9 (42.86%) MS Excel
2 7 (33.33%) MS Office
3 1 (4.76%) MS Project
3 1 (4.76%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (9.52%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (9.52%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 5 (23.81%) DNS
2 4 (19.05%) DHCP
3 3 (14.29%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (19.05%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.76%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 3 (14.29%) Wise Package Studio
2 2 (9.52%) StarTeam
Job Titles
1 5 (23.81%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (14.29%) Support Engineer
2 3 (14.29%) Applications Support
2 3 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support
2 3 (14.29%) Integration Engineer
2 3 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 2 (9.52%) Wintel Engineer
3 2 (9.52%) Analyst
3 2 (9.52%) Server Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Technical Designer
4 1 (4.76%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Data Analyst
4 1 (4.76%) Applications Support Analyst
4 1 (4.76%) Support Analyst
4 1 (4.76%) Applications Packager
4 1 (4.76%) Designer
4 1 (4.76%) Build Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Business Intelligence Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (19.05%) Software Packaging
2 3 (14.29%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 4 (19.05%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (9.52%) Client/Server
2 2 (9.52%) Clustering
2 2 (9.52%) PKI
3 1 (4.76%) Enterprise Storage
3 1 (4.76%) Replication
3 1 (4.76%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 17 (80.95%) Windows
2 13 (61.90%) Windows Server 2003
3 11 (52.38%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (38.10%) Windows 7
4 8 (38.10%) Windows XP
5 3 (14.29%) Windows 2000
6 1 (4.76%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (23.81%) Configuration Management
2 3 (14.29%) Server Building
2 3 (14.29%) ITIL
2 3 (14.29%) Time Management
2 3 (14.29%) Network Management
3 2 (9.52%) Root Cause Analysis
3 2 (9.52%) Capacity Management
3 2 (9.52%) CRM
3 2 (9.52%) Patch Management
4 1 (4.76%) Migration
4 1 (4.76%) Unit Testing
4 1 (4.76%) E-Commerce
4 1 (4.76%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (4.76%) Software Deployment
4 1 (4.76%) Analytics
4 1 (4.76%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 15 (71.43%) SQL
2 6 (28.57%) VB
2 6 (28.57%) PowerShell
3 3 (14.29%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 17 (80.95%) Security Cleared
2 9 (42.86%) SC Cleared
3 6 (28.57%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (23.81%) DV Cleared
5 4 (19.05%) MCSE
6 3 (14.29%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (14.29%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (85.71%) Active Directory
2 8 (38.10%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (19.05%) Hyper-V
4 3 (14.29%) XenApp
4 3 (14.29%) vSphere
4 3 (14.29%) VMware ESX
4 3 (14.29%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 16 (76.19%) SCCM
2 6 (28.57%) SCOM
3 5 (23.81%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 3 (14.29%) ARCserve
4 3 (14.29%) Unicenter
5 2 (9.52%) MOM
5 2 (9.52%) HP Data Protector
5 2 (9.52%) HP SIM
5 2 (9.52%) SAP Afaria
Vendors
1 21 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 13 (61.90%) VMware
3 6 (28.57%) HP
3 6 (28.57%) Oracle
4 3 (14.29%) Lumension
4 3 (14.29%) EMC
4 3 (14.29%) Citrix
4 3 (14.29%) CA
5 2 (9.52%) Borland
5 2 (9.52%) Brocade
6 1 (4.76%) LANDesk
6 1 (4.76%) Altiris
6 1 (4.76%) Meridio