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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Systems Management Server (SMS)
Rank 235 221 230
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +9
Contract jobs citing Systems Management Server (SMS) 23 7 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.23% 0.082% 0.11%
As % of the Systems Management category 2.21% 1.05% 1.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 7
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£350 £263 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -12.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £176 £375 £160
% change year-on-year
-53.00% +134.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £10.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £26.50 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-47.16% +96.29%
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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
1043 666 630
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 10.60% 7.80% 7.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 546 346 292
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £450 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £330 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.84% -5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 32 63
Average hourly rate £19.38 £21.33 £20.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.14% +5.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £14.00 £16.64
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.75 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £21.33 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-6.23% -14.68%

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 24 December 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
Berkshire +1 5 - - 4
Hampshire -19 5 - -
Buckinghamshire -13 4 - -
Oxfordshire - - - - 1
Surrey - - - -
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Systems Management Server (SMS)
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 41 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 35 (85.37%) Windows
3 32 (78.05%) VMware
4 31 (75.61%) Active Directory
4 31 (75.61%) Windows Server 2003
5 29 (70.73%) Windows Server 2008
6 28 (68.29%) VMware Infrastructure
7 21 (51.22%) SCCM
8 19 (46.34%) Security Cleared
8 19 (46.34%) MS Excel
9 18 (43.90%) Windows 7
10 17 (41.46%) SQL
11 16 (39.02%) VB
11 16 (39.02%) PowerShell
12 15 (36.59%) OpenView Configuration Management
13 14 (34.15%) VBScript
13 14 (34.15%) Oracle
13 14 (34.15%) DV Cleared
13 14 (34.15%) Hyper-V
14 12 (29.27%) Microsoft Certification
15 10 (24.39%) Citrix
15 10 (24.39%) Configuration Management
15 10 (24.39%) IIS
15 10 (24.39%) MCSE
15 10 (24.39%) SLA
15 10 (24.39%) StarTeam
15 10 (24.39%) Windows Server 2012
16 9 (21.95%) NAS
16 9 (21.95%) Open Source
16 9 (21.95%) Windows XP

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

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 10 (24.39%) IIS
2 8 (19.51%) BizTalk Server
3 7 (17.07%) OpenStack
3 7 (17.07%) MS Exchange
4 5 (12.20%) Exchange Server 2003
5 4 (9.76%) SharePoint Server
6 3 (7.32%) SharePoint
7 2 (4.88%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (4.88%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (2.44%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 19 (46.34%) MS Excel
2 4 (9.76%) MS Office
3 2 (4.88%) MS Project
4 1 (2.44%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (2.44%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (4.88%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (4.88%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 7 (17.07%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (7.32%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 9 (21.95%) SAN
1 9 (21.95%) NAS
2 5 (12.20%) DHCP
2 5 (12.20%) DNS
3 4 (9.76%) Broadband
4 2 (4.88%) LAN
4 2 (4.88%) VoIP
4 2 (4.88%) WLAN
4 2 (4.88%) WAN
4 2 (4.88%) DMZ
4 2 (4.88%) MPLS
4 2 (4.88%) Firewall
4 2 (4.88%) ADSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (12.20%) MySQL
2 1 (2.44%) IDOL
Development Applications
1 10 (24.39%) StarTeam
2 2 (4.88%) Wise Package Studio
3 1 (2.44%) MSI
3 1 (2.44%) InstallShield
General
1 1 (2.44%) Finance
1 1 (2.44%) Law
1 1 (2.44%) Legal
1 1 (2.44%) Publishing
1 1 (2.44%) Banking
1 1 (2.44%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 8 (19.51%) Integration Engineer
2 5 (12.20%) Build Engineer
3 4 (9.76%) Senior Manager
3 4 (9.76%) Integration Manager
4 3 (7.32%) Administrator
4 3 (7.32%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (4.88%) Wintel Engineer
5 2 (4.88%) Windows Systems Engineer
5 2 (4.88%) Windows Administrator
5 2 (4.88%) Analyst
5 2 (4.88%) Architect
5 2 (4.88%) Systems Engineer
5 2 (4.88%) Solutions Architect
6 1 (2.44%) Project Manager
6 1 (2.44%) Test Analyst
6 1 (2.44%) Consultant
6 1 (2.44%) Systems Administrator
6 1 (2.44%) Windows Server Engineer
6 1 (2.44%) PMO Analyst
6 1 (2.44%) Virtualisation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.88%) Application Packaging
1 2 (4.88%) Software Packaging
2 1 (2.44%) .NET
2 1 (2.44%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (21.95%) Open Source
2 8 (19.51%) Clustering
3 5 (12.20%) Enterprise Storage
3 5 (12.20%) Replication
4 3 (7.32%) Management Information System
5 2 (4.88%) Client/Server
5 2 (4.88%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (2.44%) PKI
6 1 (2.44%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 35 (85.37%) Windows
2 31 (75.61%) Windows Server 2003
3 29 (70.73%) Windows Server 2008
4 18 (43.90%) Windows 7
5 10 (24.39%) Windows Server 2012
6 9 (21.95%) Windows XP
6 9 (21.95%) Linux
6 9 (21.95%) Windows 2000
7 7 (17.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 7 (17.07%) Windows 8
8 6 (14.63%) Windows NT
9 5 (12.20%) UNIX
9 5 (12.20%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (2.44%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (24.39%) Configuration Management
2 7 (17.07%) Change Management
2 7 (17.07%) Disaster Recovery
3 5 (12.20%) Unit Testing
4 4 (9.76%) Mentoring
4 4 (9.76%) Coaching
4 4 (9.76%) Migration
4 4 (9.76%) Service Delivery
5 2 (4.88%) PRINCE2
5 2 (4.88%) CRM
5 2 (4.88%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (4.88%) Software Deployment
5 2 (4.88%) TOGAF
6 1 (2.44%) Performance Analysis
6 1 (2.44%) Time Management
6 1 (2.44%) Kanban
6 1 (2.44%) Data Protection
6 1 (2.44%) Data Entry
6 1 (2.44%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (2.44%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 17 (41.46%) SQL
2 16 (39.02%) VB
2 16 (39.02%) PowerShell
3 14 (34.15%) VBScript
4 7 (17.07%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 19 (46.34%) Security Cleared
2 14 (34.15%) DV Cleared
3 12 (29.27%) Microsoft Certification
4 10 (24.39%) MCSE
5 7 (17.07%) SC Cleared
5 7 (17.07%) RHCE
5 7 (17.07%) RHCA
5 7 (17.07%) RHCSA
6 5 (12.20%) Degree
7 3 (7.32%) CCNA
7 3 (7.32%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (2.44%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (2.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (2.44%) AAT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (24.39%) SLA
2 1 (2.44%) P3O
System Software
1 31 (75.61%) Active Directory
2 28 (68.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (34.15%) Hyper-V
4 8 (19.51%) Terminal Services
4 8 (19.51%) ISA Server
4 8 (19.51%) VMware ESX
4 8 (19.51%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 5 (12.20%) vSphere
6 3 (7.32%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (4.88%) XenApp
7 2 (4.88%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 1 (2.44%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (2.44%) VMware GSX
8 1 (2.44%) UAG
Systems Management
1 21 (51.22%) SCCM
2 15 (36.59%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 8 (19.51%) BladeLogic
4 7 (17.07%) SCOM
5 3 (7.32%) HP Data Protector
5 3 (7.32%) MOM
6 2 (4.88%) Unicenter
6 2 (4.88%) ARCserve
6 2 (4.88%) HP SIM
6 2 (4.88%) SAP Afaria
7 1 (2.44%) SCDPM
7 1 (2.44%) NetBackup
7 1 (2.44%) Backup Exec
7 1 (2.44%) WSUS
Vendors
1 41 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 32 (78.05%) VMware
3 14 (34.15%) Oracle
4 10 (24.39%) Citrix
5 7 (17.07%) Altiris
5 7 (17.07%) Intel
5 7 (17.07%) Red Hat
6 6 (14.63%) Borland
6 6 (14.63%) HP
7 2 (4.88%) CA
7 2 (4.88%) NetApp
7 2 (4.88%) Lumension
8 1 (2.44%) PlateSpin
8 1 (2.44%) CheckPoint
8 1 (2.44%) Veritas
8 1 (2.44%) CommVault
8 1 (2.44%) IBM