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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Systems Management Server (SMS)
Rank 241 230 222
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -8
Contract jobs citing Systems Management Server (SMS) 12 25 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.14% 0.27% 0.20%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.46% 2.50% 2.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 9
Average daily rate £350 £350 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £350 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £471 £350 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £319 £270 £390
% change year-on-year
+18.05% -30.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 1
Average hourly rate £16.10 £55.65 £10.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-71.06% +430.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.10 £55.65 £12.50
% change year-on-year
-71.06% +345.20%
Systems Management Server (SMS)
England

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
821 1002 710
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 9.60% 10.78% 8.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 501 487 360
Average daily rate £375 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £252 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £491
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £366 £340
% change year-on-year
+6.48% +7.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 32 50
Average hourly rate £45.00 £16.72 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+169.13% -20.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £13.50 £15.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £63.00 £55.65 £31.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.25 £21.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+31.39% +2.38%

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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +2 5 £325 - 1
Buckinghamshire +17 4 £513 -
Surrey - 2 - - 1
Berkshire -6 1 £375 -
Systems Management Server (SMS)
England

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

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 22 (91.67%) Microsoft
2 18 (75.00%) Windows
3 17 (70.83%) SQL
4 12 (50.00%) SQL Server
4 12 (50.00%) VMware
5 10 (41.67%) SCCM
5 10 (41.67%) MS Excel
5 10 (41.67%) Active Directory
6 9 (37.50%) SAN
6 9 (37.50%) Oracle
6 9 (37.50%) Security Cleared
6 9 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
6 9 (37.50%) Hyper-V
7 8 (33.33%) PowerShell
8 7 (29.17%) VB
8 7 (29.17%) MS Exchange
8 7 (29.17%) HP
8 7 (29.17%) Windows Server 2003
9 6 (25.00%) CRM
9 6 (25.00%) SharePoint
9 6 (25.00%) .NET
9 6 (25.00%) MS Office
9 6 (25.00%) NAS
9 6 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
10 5 (20.83%) Windows 7
10 5 (20.83%) T-SQL
10 5 (20.83%) Citrix
10 5 (20.83%) SLA
10 5 (20.83%) Windows Server 2008
11 4 (16.67%) Zachman Framework

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

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 (29.17%) MS Exchange
2 6 (25.00%) SharePoint
3 4 (16.67%) IIS
4 3 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (4.17%) WebSphere
Applications
1 10 (41.67%) MS Excel
2 6 (25.00%) MS Office
3 1 (4.17%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (16.67%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.33%) Google Analytics
2 1 (4.17%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (37.50%) SAN
2 6 (25.00%) NAS
3 4 (16.67%) Firewall
3 4 (16.67%) Internet
3 4 (16.67%) iSCSI
3 4 (16.67%) SMTP
4 2 (8.33%) DNS
4 2 (8.33%) HTTP
4 2 (8.33%) TCP/IP
4 2 (8.33%) VPN
5 1 (4.17%) DHCP
5 1 (4.17%) FTP
5 1 (4.17%) IPsec
5 1 (4.17%) Remote Desktop
5 1 (4.17%) Software-Defined Networking
5 1 (4.17%) WebEx
5 1 (4.17%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (16.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 4 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (12.50%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 3 (12.50%) Wise Package Studio
2 1 (4.17%) StarTeam
General
1 3 (12.50%) Advertising
1 3 (12.50%) Marketing
2 2 (8.33%) Finance
3 1 (4.17%) Banking
3 1 (4.17%) Manufacturing
3 1 (4.17%) Retail
3 1 (4.17%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (20.83%) Integration Engineer
2 4 (16.67%) Architect
2 4 (16.67%) Developer
2 4 (16.67%) Enterprise Architect
2 4 (16.67%) Support Engineer
3 3 (12.50%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 3 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (12.50%) Microsoft BI Developer
3 3 (12.50%) Microsoft Developer
3 3 (12.50%) SQL Developer
3 3 (12.50%) T-SQL Developer
4 2 (8.33%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Deskside Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Email Marketing Specialist
4 2 (8.33%) Email Specialist
4 2 (8.33%) Marketing Specialist
4 2 (8.33%) SQL BI Developer
5 1 (4.17%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Escalation Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) SCCM Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (25.00%) .NET
2 4 (16.67%) JMS
2 4 (16.67%) SOAP
3 3 (12.50%) CSS
3 3 (12.50%) Software Packaging
4 2 (8.33%) HTML
5 1 (4.17%) .NET Framework
5 1 (4.17%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (16.67%) Clustering
3 2 (8.33%) Cryptography
3 2 (8.33%) Data Centre
3 2 (8.33%) Social Media
4 1 (4.17%) Blackberry
4 1 (4.17%) CESG
4 1 (4.17%) Data Integration
4 1 (4.17%) iPad
4 1 (4.17%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 18 (75.00%) Windows
2 7 (29.17%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (20.83%) Windows 7
3 5 (20.83%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (16.67%) Windows XP
5 3 (12.50%) Windows 2000
5 3 (12.50%) Windows Server
6 1 (4.17%) Android
6 1 (4.17%) Apple iOS
6 1 (4.17%) Linux
6 1 (4.17%) Mac OS
6 1 (4.17%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (25.00%) CRM
2 4 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
2 4 (16.67%) DoDAF
2 4 (16.67%) ETL
2 4 (16.67%) ETL Development
2 4 (16.67%) MODAF
2 4 (16.67%) TOGAF
2 4 (16.67%) Zachman Framework
3 3 (12.50%) Application Packaging
3 3 (12.50%) Business Analysis
3 3 (12.50%) RUP
3 3 (12.50%) UML
4 2 (8.33%) Analytics
4 2 (8.33%) Asset Management
4 2 (8.33%) Digital Marketing
4 2 (8.33%) Email Marketing
4 2 (8.33%) Enterprise Architecture
4 2 (8.33%) Mentoring
4 2 (8.33%) Migration
4 2 (8.33%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 17 (70.83%) SQL
2 8 (33.33%) PowerShell
3 7 (29.17%) VB
4 5 (20.83%) T-SQL
5 4 (16.67%) VBScript
6 1 (4.17%) C
6 1 (4.17%) C#
6 1 (4.17%) C++
Qualifications
1 9 (37.50%) Security Cleared
2 4 (16.67%) SC Cleared
3 3 (12.50%) DV Cleared
4 1 (4.17%) CCNA
4 1 (4.17%) CCSP
4 1 (4.17%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (4.17%) MCP
4 1 (4.17%) MCSE
4 1 (4.17%) MCTS
4 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (20.83%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (41.67%) Active Directory
2 9 (37.50%) Hyper-V
2 9 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (16.67%) VMware ESX
4 3 (12.50%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 3 (12.50%) vSphere
4 3 (12.50%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 10 (41.67%) SCCM
2 4 (16.67%) OpenView
3 3 (12.50%) Unicenter
4 2 (8.33%) HP Data Protector
4 2 (8.33%) HP SIM
4 2 (8.33%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 1 (4.17%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 22 (91.67%) Microsoft
2 12 (50.00%) VMware
3 9 (37.50%) Oracle
4 7 (29.17%) HP
5 5 (20.83%) Citrix
6 4 (16.67%) StorageTek
6 4 (16.67%) Sun
7 3 (12.50%) arcserve
7 3 (12.50%) Brocade
7 3 (12.50%) CA
7 3 (12.50%) Lumension
8 2 (8.33%) Google
9 1 (4.17%) Bomgar
9 1 (4.17%) Borland
9 1 (4.17%) Cisco
9 1 (4.17%) IBM
9 1 (4.17%) Juniper
9 1 (4.17%) McAfee
9 1 (4.17%) Remedy
9 1 (4.17%) Sophos