The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Systems Management category for the South West region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Systems Management Server (SMS)
Rank 137 - 126
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Systems Management Server (SMS) 5 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.16% - 0.13%
As % of the Systems Management category 2.06% - 2.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 4
Average daily rate
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- - £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £320 £225
% change year-on-year
+0.78% +42.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Average hourly rate £20.06 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £25.00 £14.48
% change year-on-year
-30.00% +72.71%
Systems Management Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
243 122 182
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 7.98% 5.68% 6.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 140 66 107
Average daily rate £390 £353 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.63% +8.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £175 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £520 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
-0.73% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 7 9
Average hourly rate £20.06 £22.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.84% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £11.00 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £190.00 £45.00 £24.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £22.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-10.11% +27.14%
Systems Management Server (SMS)
England

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)
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 25 July 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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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
Wiltshire - 5 - -
Gloucestershire - - - - 4
Systems Management Server (SMS)
England

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

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 12 (100.00%) Windows
1 12 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (58.33%) Active Directory
2 7 (58.33%) Windows XP
2 7 (58.33%) SQL
2 7 (58.33%) MS Excel
2 7 (58.33%) Windows 7
3 6 (50.00%) SCCM
4 5 (41.67%) Security Cleared
5 4 (33.33%) SC Cleared
5 4 (33.33%) VMware
5 4 (33.33%) VMware Workstation
5 4 (33.33%) T-SQL
5 4 (33.33%) VBScript
5 4 (33.33%) VB
5 4 (33.33%) McAfee
6 3 (25.00%) SQL Server
6 3 (25.00%) Migration
6 3 (25.00%) Computacenter
6 3 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (25.00%) WSUS
7 2 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
7 2 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (16.67%) SLA
7 2 (16.67%) Finance

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

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 2 (16.67%) MS Exchange
1 2 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2003
1 2 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (8.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (58.33%) MS Excel
2 2 (16.67%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) DHCP
1 1 (8.33%) DNS
1 1 (8.33%) SAN
1 1 (8.33%) DMZ
1 1 (8.33%) Firewall
1 1 (8.33%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (25.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 3 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (8.33%) MS Access
General
1 2 (16.67%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) Systems Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) Technical Specialist
2 3 (25.00%) SCCM Specialist
3 2 (16.67%) Test Leader
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Systems Administrator
4 1 (8.33%) Deployment Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (8.33%) Support Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Administrator
4 1 (8.33%) Desktop Engineer
Operating Systems
1 12 (100.00%) Windows
2 7 (58.33%) Windows XP
2 7 (58.33%) Windows 7
3 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (8.33%) Solaris
4 1 (8.33%) Linux
4 1 (8.33%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (25.00%) Migration
2 2 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (8.33%) Change Control
3 1 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (8.33%) Business Continuity
3 1 (8.33%) Data Management
3 1 (8.33%) Software Testing
3 1 (8.33%) ITIL
3 1 (8.33%) PRINCE2
3 1 (8.33%) Configuration Management
3 1 (8.33%) Project Management
3 1 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 7 (58.33%) SQL
2 4 (33.33%) T-SQL
2 4 (33.33%) VBScript
2 4 (33.33%) VB
3 1 (8.33%) VBA
Qualifications
1 5 (41.67%) Security Cleared
2 4 (33.33%) SC Cleared
3 1 (8.33%) DV Cleared
3 1 (8.33%) MCP
3 1 (8.33%) MCSE
3 1 (8.33%) MCSA
3 1 (8.33%) ISEB
3 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (8.33%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (16.67%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (58.33%) Active Directory
2 4 (33.33%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 6 (50.00%) SCCM
2 3 (25.00%) WSUS
3 2 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (8.33%) MOM
4 1 (8.33%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 12 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (33.33%) McAfee
2 4 (33.33%) VMware
3 3 (25.00%) Computacenter
4 1 (8.33%) Veritas