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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Systems Management Server (SMS)
Rank 256 218 223
Rank change year-on-year
-38 +5
Contract jobs citing Systems Management Server (SMS) 11 30 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.11% 0.31% 0.15%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.17% 3.52% 2.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 16 5
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£288 £388 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.80% -8.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £331 £379
10% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £458 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £250 £343 £230
% change year-on-year
-27.00% +48.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Average hourly rate £55.65 £14.50 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+283.79% +16.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.19 £14.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+39.20% -51.66%
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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
939 853 635
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 9.33% 8.76% 7.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 525 436 339
Average daily rate £375 £350 £336
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £198 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £475 £466
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 56 48
Average hourly rate £19.25 £25.75 £23.88
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.24% +7.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £17.40 £14.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.09 £45.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.19 £25.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
-19.26% +16.27%

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 17 April 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 -13 9 £288 -28.12%
Berkshire -5 2 - - 2
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Surrey - - - -
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Systems Management Server (SMS)
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 35 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 34 (97.14%) Active Directory
3 32 (91.43%) Windows
4 29 (82.86%) Windows Server 2003
5 28 (80.00%) SCCM
6 27 (77.14%) Windows Server 2008
7 25 (71.43%) Security Cleared
7 25 (71.43%) VMware
8 24 (68.57%) SQL
9 22 (62.86%) VMware Infrastructure
10 21 (60.00%) Windows 7
11 18 (51.43%) Oracle
12 17 (48.57%) VB
12 17 (48.57%) MS Excel
12 17 (48.57%) PowerShell
13 16 (45.71%) Hyper-V
14 15 (42.86%) VBScript
14 15 (42.86%) Configuration Management
15 13 (37.14%) OpenView Configuration Management
15 13 (37.14%) DV Cleared
16 12 (34.29%) SC Cleared
16 12 (34.29%) StarTeam
16 12 (34.29%) Windows XP
17 9 (25.71%) Windows Server 2012
18 8 (22.86%) Open Source
18 8 (22.86%) MCSE
18 8 (22.86%) Linux
18 8 (22.86%) Microsoft Certification
18 8 (22.86%) Borland
19 7 (20.00%) Red Hat

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

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 7 (20.00%) SharePoint
1 7 (20.00%) OpenStack
2 6 (17.14%) MS Exchange
3 5 (14.29%) SharePoint Server
4 4 (11.43%) IIS
5 3 (8.57%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (8.57%) Documentum
6 2 (5.71%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (5.71%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 17 (48.57%) MS Excel
2 7 (20.00%) MS Office
3 2 (5.71%) MS Project
4 1 (2.86%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 7 (20.00%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (8.57%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 6 (17.14%) SAN
2 4 (11.43%) DHCP
2 4 (11.43%) DNS
2 4 (11.43%) NAS
3 2 (5.71%) Broadband
4 1 (2.86%) LAN
4 1 (2.86%) VoIP
4 1 (2.86%) WLAN
4 1 (2.86%) WAN
4 1 (2.86%) DMZ
4 1 (2.86%) MPLS
4 1 (2.86%) Firewall
4 1 (2.86%) ADSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (11.43%) MySQL
2 3 (8.57%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 12 (34.29%) StarTeam
2 2 (5.71%) Wise Package Studio
Job Titles
1 9 (25.71%) Integration Engineer
2 7 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (11.43%) Integration Manager
3 4 (11.43%) Senior Manager
4 3 (8.57%) Support Engineer
4 3 (8.57%) Applications Support
4 3 (8.57%) 3rd Line Support
4 3 (8.57%) Server Engineer
4 3 (8.57%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 2 (5.71%) Build Engineer
5 2 (5.71%) Analyst
6 1 (2.86%) Solutions Architect
6 1 (2.86%) Support Analyst
6 1 (2.86%) Applications Packager
6 1 (2.86%) Administrator
6 1 (2.86%) Architect
6 1 (2.86%) Applications Support Analyst
6 1 (2.86%) Windows Administrator
6 1 (2.86%) Windows Server Engineer
6 1 (2.86%) PMO Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.57%) Software Packaging
2 2 (5.71%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 8 (22.86%) Open Source
2 3 (8.57%) Clustering
2 3 (8.57%) PKI
3 2 (5.71%) Management Information System
3 2 (5.71%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.86%) BYOD
4 1 (2.86%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (2.86%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 32 (91.43%) Windows
2 29 (82.86%) Windows Server 2003
3 27 (77.14%) Windows Server 2008
4 21 (60.00%) Windows 7
5 12 (34.29%) Windows XP
6 9 (25.71%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (22.86%) Linux
8 7 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 7 (20.00%) Windows 8
9 4 (11.43%) Windows 2000
10 2 (5.71%) Windows NT
10 2 (5.71%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (2.86%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (42.86%) Configuration Management
2 3 (8.57%) ITIL
2 3 (8.57%) Time Management
2 3 (8.57%) Network Management
2 3 (8.57%) Mentoring
2 3 (8.57%) Coaching
3 2 (5.71%) Capacity Management
3 2 (5.71%) Service Delivery
3 2 (5.71%) Change Management
3 2 (5.71%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (2.86%) Risk Management
4 1 (2.86%) TOGAF
4 1 (2.86%) Unit Testing
4 1 (2.86%) Data Protection
4 1 (2.86%) PRINCE2
4 1 (2.86%) Software Deployment
4 1 (2.86%) Performance Analysis
Programming Languages
1 24 (68.57%) SQL
2 17 (48.57%) VB
2 17 (48.57%) PowerShell
3 15 (42.86%) VBScript
4 7 (20.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 25 (71.43%) Security Cleared
2 13 (37.14%) DV Cleared
3 12 (34.29%) SC Cleared
4 8 (22.86%) Microsoft Certification
4 8 (22.86%) MCSE
5 7 (20.00%) RHCE
5 7 (20.00%) RHCA
5 7 (20.00%) RHCSA
6 3 (8.57%) CCNA
6 3 (8.57%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (8.57%) MCP
7 2 (5.71%) Degree
8 1 (2.86%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (2.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (11.43%) SLA
2 1 (2.86%) P3O
System Software
1 34 (97.14%) Active Directory
2 22 (62.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (45.71%) Hyper-V
4 5 (14.29%) VMware ESX
5 2 (5.71%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 2 (5.71%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 2 (5.71%) Terminal Services
5 2 (5.71%) ISA Server
5 2 (5.71%) XenApp
5 2 (5.71%) vSphere
6 1 (2.86%) UAG
6 1 (2.86%) VMware GSX
6 1 (2.86%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 28 (80.00%) SCCM
2 13 (37.14%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 6 (17.14%) SCOM
4 2 (5.71%) HP Data Protector
4 2 (5.71%) ARCserve
4 2 (5.71%) Unicenter
4 2 (5.71%) BladeLogic
5 1 (2.86%) WSUS
5 1 (2.86%) MOM
5 1 (2.86%) NetBackup
5 1 (2.86%) Backup Exec
5 1 (2.86%) HP SIM
5 1 (2.86%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 35 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 25 (71.43%) VMware
3 18 (51.43%) Oracle
4 8 (22.86%) Borland
5 7 (20.00%) Red Hat
6 4 (11.43%) Citrix
6 4 (11.43%) HP
7 3 (8.57%) EMC
7 3 (8.57%) Intel
8 2 (5.71%) CA
8 2 (5.71%) NetApp
8 2 (5.71%) Altiris
8 2 (5.71%) Lumension
9 1 (2.86%) Meridio
9 1 (2.86%) Brocade
9 1 (2.86%) Veritas
9 1 (2.86%) CommVault
9 1 (2.86%) IBM