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 3 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
3 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Systems Management Server (SMS)
Rank 242 229 219
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -10
Contract jobs citing Systems Management Server (SMS) 8 14 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.087% 0.16% 0.12%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.93% 1.75% 1.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 5
Average daily rate
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£375 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £184 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £454 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £281 £250
% change year-on-year
+33.45% +12.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £14.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.19 £17.50 £14.25
% change year-on-year
+15.34% +22.80%
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
859 801 792
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 9.29% 8.92% 9.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 508 402 416
Average daily rate £390 £350 £342
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.42% +2.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £200 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £463 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £328
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 36 50
Average hourly rate £22.00 £26.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.98% +17.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.85 £13.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £47.25 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.19 £21.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-3.88% +5.00%

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 3 June 2015.

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 3 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 7 £338 -23.29%
Berkshire -5 1 £375 -
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Systems Management Server (SMS)
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 3 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 26 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 24 (92.31%) Active Directory
3 22 (84.62%) Windows
4 21 (80.77%) SCCM
5 20 (76.92%) Security Cleared
6 19 (73.08%) SQL
6 19 (73.08%) Windows Server 2003
6 19 (73.08%) VMware
7 17 (65.38%) Windows Server 2008
8 14 (53.85%) VMware Infrastructure
9 13 (50.00%) Windows 7
10 11 (42.31%) PowerShell
10 11 (42.31%) VB
10 11 (42.31%) Oracle
11 10 (38.46%) MS Excel
11 10 (38.46%) Windows XP
11 10 (38.46%) SC Cleared
12 9 (34.62%) DV Cleared
12 9 (34.62%) Hyper-V
12 9 (34.62%) Configuration Management
13 8 (30.77%) OpenView Configuration Management
13 8 (30.77%) VBScript
14 7 (26.92%) MS Office
14 7 (26.92%) HP
14 7 (26.92%) Microsoft Certification
14 7 (26.92%) SCOM
15 6 (23.08%) StarTeam
15 6 (23.08%) SharePoint
16 5 (19.23%) MCSE
16 5 (19.23%) DNS

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

For the 6 months to 3 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 6 (23.08%) SharePoint
2 4 (15.38%) MS Exchange
2 4 (15.38%) IIS
3 3 (11.54%) SharePoint Server
3 3 (11.54%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (11.54%) OpenStack
3 3 (11.54%) Documentum
4 1 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 10 (38.46%) MS Excel
2 7 (26.92%) MS Office
3 1 (3.85%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (7.69%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (7.69%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 3 (11.54%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (7.69%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 5 (19.23%) DNS
2 4 (15.38%) SAN
2 4 (15.38%) DHCP
3 1 (3.85%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (15.38%) SQL Server
2 3 (11.54%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 6 (23.08%) StarTeam
2 3 (11.54%) Wise Package Studio
Job Titles
1 7 (26.92%) Integration Engineer
2 5 (19.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (11.54%) Support Engineer
3 3 (11.54%) Applications Support
3 3 (11.54%) 3rd Line Support
3 3 (11.54%) Wintel Engineer
3 3 (11.54%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Server Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) Technical Designer
5 1 (3.85%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) Designer
5 1 (3.85%) Build Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) Integration Manager
5 1 (3.85%) Applications Support Analyst
5 1 (3.85%) Analyst
5 1 (3.85%) Senior Manager
5 1 (3.85%) Support Analyst
5 1 (3.85%) Applications Packager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (15.38%) Software Packaging
2 3 (11.54%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.54%) Clustering
1 3 (11.54%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (7.69%) PKI
2 2 (7.69%) Client/Server
3 1 (3.85%) Replication
3 1 (3.85%) Enterprise Storage
3 1 (3.85%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 22 (84.62%) Windows
2 19 (73.08%) Windows Server 2003
3 17 (65.38%) Windows Server 2008
4 13 (50.00%) Windows 7
5 10 (38.46%) Windows XP
6 4 (15.38%) Windows 8
7 3 (11.54%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (11.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (11.54%) Linux
7 3 (11.54%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (34.62%) Configuration Management
2 4 (15.38%) Open Source
3 3 (11.54%) Network Management
3 3 (11.54%) ITIL
3 3 (11.54%) Time Management
3 3 (11.54%) Server Hardening
3 3 (11.54%) Server Building
4 2 (7.69%) Patch Management
4 2 (7.69%) Mentoring
4 2 (7.69%) Coaching
4 2 (7.69%) CRM
4 2 (7.69%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (7.69%) Capacity Management
5 1 (3.85%) Software Deployment
5 1 (3.85%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (3.85%) E-Commerce
5 1 (3.85%) Service Delivery
5 1 (3.85%) Unit Testing
5 1 (3.85%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 19 (73.08%) SQL
2 11 (42.31%) VB
2 11 (42.31%) PowerShell
3 8 (30.77%) VBScript
4 3 (11.54%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 20 (76.92%) Security Cleared
2 10 (38.46%) SC Cleared
3 9 (34.62%) DV Cleared
4 7 (26.92%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (19.23%) MCSE
6 3 (11.54%) RHCE
6 3 (11.54%) RHCA
6 3 (11.54%) RHCSA
6 3 (11.54%) MCP
7 2 (7.69%) CCNA
7 2 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (3.85%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (3.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (11.54%) SLA
System Software
1 24 (92.31%) Active Directory
2 14 (53.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (34.62%) Hyper-V
4 4 (15.38%) VMware ESX
5 3 (11.54%) XenApp
5 3 (11.54%) vSphere
5 3 (11.54%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 1 (3.85%) UAG
6 1 (3.85%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (3.85%) VMware GSX
Systems Management
1 21 (80.77%) SCCM
2 8 (30.77%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 7 (26.92%) SCOM
4 3 (11.54%) HP Data Protector
4 3 (11.54%) ARCserve
4 3 (11.54%) Unicenter
4 3 (11.54%) MOM
5 2 (7.69%) HP SIM
5 2 (7.69%) SAP Afaria
6 1 (3.85%) SCDPM
6 1 (3.85%) NetBackup
6 1 (3.85%) Backup Exec
6 1 (3.85%) WSUS
Vendors
1 26 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 19 (73.08%) VMware
3 11 (42.31%) Oracle
4 7 (26.92%) HP
5 5 (19.23%) Borland
6 3 (11.54%) Red Hat
6 3 (11.54%) EMC
6 3 (11.54%) Citrix
6 3 (11.54%) CA
6 3 (11.54%) Lumension
7 2 (7.69%) Brocade
8 1 (3.85%) LANDesk
8 1 (3.85%) Altiris
8 1 (3.85%) Meridio
8 1 (3.85%) IBM
8 1 (3.85%) CommVault
8 1 (3.85%) Veritas
8 1 (3.85%) Intel