The table below looks at the statistics for Systems Management Server (SMS) skills in IT contracts advertised for the South West 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 October 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 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Systems Management Server (SMS)
Rank 134 107 134
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +27
Contract jobs citing Systems Management Server (SMS) 11 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.33% 0.19% 0.067%
As % of the Systems Management category 5.29% 3.51% 0.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 2 1
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£365 £338 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.14% -3.57%
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £219 £100
% change year-on-year
+46.28% +118.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £12.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £12.00 £12.00
% change year-on-year
+39.33% -
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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 West region.

Systems Management Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
208 114 213
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 6.17% 5.30% 7.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 130 65 120
Average daily rate £416 £325 £303
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.07% +7.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £164 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £495 £432
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 10 14
Average hourly rate £22.19 £16.50 £15.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.46% +4.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.90 £13.20 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.92 £25.50 £26.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £23.20 £19.25
% change year-on-year
-5.17% +20.51%

Systems Management Server (SMS)
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Systems Management Server (SMS) across the South West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Systems Management category.

Systems Management Server (SMS) Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Systems Management Server (SMS)
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Systems Management Server (SMS) across the South West region.

Systems Management Server (SMS) Daily Rate Trend in the South West

Systems Management Server (SMS)
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Systems Management Server (SMS) across the South West region over the 3 months to 24 October 2014.

Systems Management Server (SMS) Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

Systems Management Server (SMS)
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Systems Management Server (SMS) across the South West region.

Systems Management Server (SMS) Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

Systems Management Server (SMS)
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 24 October 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
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Last Year
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Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
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Gloucestershire -20 1 - -
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Systems Management Server (SMS)
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 16 (100.00%) Windows
1 16 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 12 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 12 (75.00%) Windows 7
3 11 (68.75%) Windows XP
4 8 (50.00%) SCCM
5 7 (43.75%) System Testing
5 7 (43.75%) Windows Vista
5 7 (43.75%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 7 (43.75%) Microsoft App-V
5 7 (43.75%) DHCP
5 7 (43.75%) DNS
5 7 (43.75%) Symantec
5 7 (43.75%) MSI
6 6 (37.50%) Norton AntiVirus
6 6 (37.50%) MS Excel
7 4 (25.00%) Firewall
7 4 (25.00%) VMware
7 4 (25.00%) VMware Workstation
7 4 (25.00%) ITIL
7 4 (25.00%) SQL
7 4 (25.00%) T-SQL
7 4 (25.00%) VBScript
7 4 (25.00%) VB
7 4 (25.00%) Project Management
7 4 (25.00%) McAfee
7 4 (25.00%) Citrix
7 4 (25.00%) XenDesktop
8 3 (18.75%) Finance
8 3 (18.75%) MetaFrame

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

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 1 (6.25%) SharePoint
1 1 (6.25%) MS Exchange
1 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 6 (37.50%) MS Excel
2 1 (6.25%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 7 (43.75%) DHCP
1 7 (43.75%) DNS
2 4 (25.00%) Firewall
3 3 (18.75%) TCP/IP
4 1 (6.25%) SAN
4 1 (6.25%) DMZ
4 1 (6.25%) Network Security
Development Applications
1 7 (43.75%) MSI
General
1 3 (18.75%) Finance
2 1 (6.25%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (37.50%) Consultant
2 4 (25.00%) Systems Engineer
3 3 (18.75%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (6.25%) Administrator
4 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Senior Systems Administrator
4 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Support Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (6.25%) Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) Management Information System
1 3 (18.75%) Data Protection Act
2 1 (6.25%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 16 (100.00%) Windows
2 12 (75.00%) Windows 7
3 11 (68.75%) Windows XP
4 7 (43.75%) Windows Vista
5 1 (6.25%) Solaris
5 1 (6.25%) Linux
5 1 (6.25%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (43.75%) System Testing
2 4 (25.00%) Project Management
2 4 (25.00%) ITIL
3 3 (18.75%) Data Protection
4 1 (6.25%) Change Control
4 1 (6.25%) Line Management
4 1 (6.25%) Mentoring
4 1 (6.25%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (6.25%) Business Continuity
4 1 (6.25%) Data Management
4 1 (6.25%) PRINCE2
4 1 (6.25%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (25.00%) SQL
1 4 (25.00%) T-SQL
1 4 (25.00%) VBScript
1 4 (25.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (6.25%) RHCE
1 1 (6.25%) DV Cleared
1 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 7 (43.75%) Microsoft App-V
3 4 (25.00%) VMware Workstation
3 4 (25.00%) XenDesktop
4 3 (18.75%) Novell eDirectory
4 3 (18.75%) MetaFrame
4 3 (18.75%) Terminal Server
4 3 (18.75%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 8 (50.00%) SCCM
2 7 (43.75%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 6 (37.50%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (6.25%) Backup Exec
4 1 (6.25%) MOM
Vendors
1 16 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (43.75%) Symantec
3 4 (25.00%) McAfee
3 4 (25.00%) VMware
3 4 (25.00%) Citrix
4 3 (18.75%) Novell
4 3 (18.75%) Computacenter
5 1 (6.25%) Veritas
5 1 (6.25%) CheckPoint