The first table below looks at the demand for Systems Management Server (SMS) skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. 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 9 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.

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
9 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Systems Management Server (SMS)
Rank 507 485 448
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -37
Contract jobs citing Systems Management Server (SMS) 71 78 127
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.16% 0.23%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.78% 2.09% 3.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 48 52
Average daily rate
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£291 £300 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.00% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £90 £99
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £501
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £171 £250
% change year-on-year
+89.78% -31.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 3 20
Average hourly rate £17.50 £22.00 £15.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.45% +44.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.69 £17.20 £11.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.10 £22.40 £60.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £19.25 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-14.28% +28.33%
Systems Management Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
3989 3735 3740
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.55% 7.46% 6.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 2342 2113 1848
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £226 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 122 170 183
Average hourly rate £18.75 £22.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £12.99 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.05 £41.35 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.56 £20.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-9.48% +13.88%

Systems Management Server (SMS)
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Systems Management Server (SMS) Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Systems Management Server (SMS)
Daily Rate Trend

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

Systems Management Server (SMS) Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Systems Management Server (SMS)
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Systems Management Server (SMS) within the UK over the 3 months to 9 July 2014.

Systems Management Server (SMS) Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Systems Management Server (SMS)
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Systems Management Server (SMS) Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Systems Management Server (SMS)
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Systems Management Server (SMS) within the UK over the 3 months to 9 July 2014.

Systems Management Server (SMS) Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Systems Management Server (SMS)
Top 30 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 9 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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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
England -45 50 £270 -10.00% 19
London -16 19 £273 -17.42% 2
North West +7 16 £118 -47.77% 2
Cheshire +9 9 £100 - 1
South East -9 8 £325 +1.56% 10
City of London +10 5 £281 -29.68%
Hampshire -9 4 £325 +1.56% 2
South West - 4 - - 3
West Sussex - 3 - -
Wiltshire - 3 - -
Littlehampton - 3 - -
East of England -22 2 £90 - 2
Swindon - 2 - -
Manchester -6 1 - - 1
Reading - 1 - - 1
Exeter - 1 - -
Basingstoke - 1 £325 -
Berkshire - 1 - - 5
Devon - 1 - -
Hook - 1 £463 -
Farnborough - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
North East - - - -
Westminster - - - -
Durham - - - -
Gloucestershire - - - - 3
Buckinghamshire - - - - 2
Woking - - - -
Wokingham - - - - 2
Yorkshire - - - -

Systems Management Server (SMS)
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 9 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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).

1 147 (85.47%) Microsoft
2 111 (64.53%) Windows
3 79 (45.93%) MS Office
4 75 (43.60%) Active Directory
5 73 (42.44%) MS Excel
5 73 (42.44%) Security Cleared
6 71 (41.28%) SCCM
7 61 (35.47%) SC Cleared
8 60 (34.88%) HP
9 50 (29.07%) Windows XP
10 46 (26.74%) Citrix
10 46 (26.74%) Windows 7
11 44 (25.58%) VMware
12 42 (24.42%) ITIL
13 32 (18.60%) Windows Server 2008
14 31 (18.02%) XenApp
15 30 (17.44%) VMware Infrastructure
16 29 (16.86%) SQL
17 28 (16.28%) MS Exchange
18 27 (15.70%) OpenView Configuration Management
19 25 (14.53%) Windows Server 2003
19 25 (14.53%) Project Management
20 23 (13.37%) WSUS
21 22 (12.79%) DNS
22 21 (12.21%) VPN
22 21 (12.21%) SQL Server
22 21 (12.21%) MCP
22 21 (12.21%) Microsoft App-V
22 21 (12.21%) Altiris
23 20 (11.63%) Finance

Systems Management Server (SMS)
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 9 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 28 (16.28%) MS Exchange
2 17 (9.88%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 15 (8.72%) IBM Notes
4 11 (6.40%) SharePoint
4 11 (6.40%) Exchange Server 2003
5 6 (3.49%) Exchange Server 2010
5 6 (3.49%) IIS
6 3 (1.74%) Lync
6 3 (1.74%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (1.16%) Sitecore CMS
7 2 (1.16%) CMS
7 2 (1.16%) Documentum
8 1 (0.58%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.58%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.58%) Lotus Domino
8 1 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.58%) WorkSite
8 1 (0.58%) MS Project Server
8 1 (0.58%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 79 (45.93%) MS Office
2 73 (42.44%) MS Excel
3 16 (9.30%) MS Project
4 13 (7.56%) MS PowerPoint
5 9 (5.23%) MS Visio
6 8 (4.65%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.58%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 2 (1.16%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.58%) Oracle CRM
2 1 (0.58%) Khalix
2 1 (0.58%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.91%) Office 365
2 1 (0.58%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (12.79%) DNS
2 21 (12.21%) VPN
3 17 (9.88%) DHCP
4 14 (8.14%) TCP/IP
5 13 (7.56%) VoIP
5 13 (7.56%) WAN
6 12 (6.98%) LAN
7 6 (3.49%) Broadband
7 6 (3.49%) Intranet
7 6 (3.49%) 3G
8 5 (2.91%) PBX
8 5 (2.91%) Wireless
8 5 (2.91%) Firewall
8 5 (2.91%) LTE
9 4 (2.33%) Cisco IOS
9 4 (2.33%) Radio Access Network
9 4 (2.33%) SAN
9 4 (2.33%) Internet
10 3 (1.74%) SMTP
10 3 (1.74%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (12.21%) SQL Server
2 13 (7.56%) SQL Server 2000
3 7 (4.07%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (2.91%) MS Access
4 5 (2.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.58%) EDMS
5 1 (0.58%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.58%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.58%) Siebel EIM
5 1 (0.58%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 15 (8.72%) MSI
2 7 (4.07%) Wise Package Studio
3 6 (3.49%) AdminStudio
4 3 (1.74%) InstallShield
5 2 (1.16%) StarTeam
6 1 (0.58%) Axure RP
General
1 20 (11.63%) Finance
2 19 (11.05%) Telecoms
3 11 (6.40%) Legal
4 10 (5.81%) Law
5 7 (4.07%) Banking
6 6 (3.49%) Publishing
7 5 (2.91%) Marketing
8 4 (2.33%) Investment Banking
9 3 (1.74%) Financial Institution
9 3 (1.74%) Back Office
9 3 (1.74%) French Language
10 2 (1.16%) Retail
11 1 (0.58%) Advertising
11 1 (0.58%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 39 (22.67%) Analyst
2 15 (8.72%) Service Analyst
2 15 (8.72%) Support Engineer
2 15 (8.72%) Service Desk Analyst
3 14 (8.14%) Desktop Support
4 12 (6.98%) Support Analyst
4 12 (6.98%) Applications Packager
5 11 (6.40%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 11 (6.40%) Desktop Engineer
6 10 (5.81%) Desktop Analyst
7 9 (5.23%) Desktop Support Analyst
7 9 (5.23%) Build Engineer
7 9 (5.23%) Wintel Engineer
8 7 (4.07%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 7 (4.07%) Release Manager
8 7 (4.07%) Configuration Manager
8 7 (4.07%) 2nd Line Support
8 7 (4.07%) Systems Engineer
9 6 (3.49%) ScrumMaster
9 6 (3.49%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (7.56%) Application Packaging
2 8 (4.65%) Software Packaging
3 7 (4.07%) XML
3 7 (4.07%) .NET
4 2 (1.16%) X-Windows
5 1 (0.58%) Middleware
5 1 (0.58%) HTML
5 1 (0.58%) ODBC
5 1 (0.58%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 20 (11.63%) Blackberry
2 13 (7.56%) Client/Server
2 13 (7.56%) Replication
3 12 (6.98%) Management Information System
4 11 (6.40%) iPhone
4 11 (6.40%) Enterprise Storage
5 10 (5.81%) iPad
6 7 (4.07%) Thin Client
6 7 (4.07%) Fat Client
7 6 (3.49%) Computer Science
8 5 (2.91%) Clustering
9 4 (2.33%) Visualisation
9 4 (2.33%) NHS
10 3 (1.74%) Hedge funds
10 3 (1.74%) Social Media
10 3 (1.74%) Video Conferencing
11 2 (1.16%) CMDB
11 2 (1.16%) EPoS
11 2 (1.16%) Chip and PIN
11 2 (1.16%) EFT
Operating Systems
1 111 (64.53%) Windows
2 50 (29.07%) Windows XP
3 46 (26.74%) Windows 7
4 32 (18.60%) Windows Server 2008
5 25 (14.53%) Windows Server 2003
6 15 (8.72%) Windows Vista
7 8 (4.65%) Windows 2000
8 7 (4.07%) Windows 8
9 4 (2.33%) Android
9 4 (2.33%) UNIX
9 4 (2.33%) Linux
10 3 (1.74%) Mac OS X
10 3 (1.74%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (1.16%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (0.58%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (24.42%) ITIL
2 25 (14.53%) Project Management
3 19 (11.05%) Service Management
4 18 (10.47%) Configuration Management
5 15 (8.72%) Software Deployment
6 12 (6.98%) Incident Management
6 12 (6.98%) Service Delivery
7 11 (6.40%) Migration
8 10 (5.81%) Software Distribution
8 10 (5.81%) Change Management
9 9 (5.23%) ITSM
10 8 (4.65%) Build Automation
10 8 (4.65%) PRINCE2
11 7 (4.07%) Business Analysis
11 7 (4.07%) Validation
11 7 (4.07%) Continuous Improvement
12 6 (3.49%) Problem Management
12 6 (3.49%) User Acceptance Testing
12 6 (3.49%) Scrum
13 5 (2.91%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 29 (16.86%) SQL
2 13 (7.56%) VBScript
2 13 (7.56%) PowerShell
3 12 (6.98%) VB
4 4 (2.33%) Java
5 2 (1.16%) T-SQL
5 2 (1.16%) C
6 1 (0.58%) C++
6 1 (0.58%) ABAP
6 1 (0.58%) VBA
6 1 (0.58%) Winbatch
Qualifications
1 73 (42.44%) Security Cleared
2 61 (35.47%) SC Cleared
3 21 (12.21%) MCP
4 19 (11.05%) Microsoft Certification
5 10 (5.81%) Degree
6 8 (4.65%) MCDST
6 8 (4.65%) MCSE
7 5 (2.91%) ISEB
7 5 (2.91%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (2.33%) Citrix Certification
9 3 (1.74%) PMI Certification
9 3 (1.74%) CCA
9 3 (1.74%) DV Cleared
10 2 (1.16%) CCEE
10 2 (1.16%) CCAA
10 2 (1.16%) MCSA
10 2 (1.16%) A+ Certification
10 2 (1.16%) PMP
11 1 (0.58%) CISSP
11 1 (0.58%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (11.05%) SLA
2 3 (1.74%) QA
3 2 (1.16%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.58%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 75 (43.60%) Active Directory
2 31 (18.02%) XenApp
3 30 (17.44%) VMware Infrastructure
4 21 (12.21%) Microsoft App-V
5 5 (2.91%) Terminal Server
5 5 (2.91%) UAG
5 5 (2.91%) XenDesktop
6 3 (1.74%) VMware Workstation
6 3 (1.74%) Forefront TMG
6 3 (1.74%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 2 (1.16%) Hyper-V
7 2 (1.16%) XenServer
7 2 (1.16%) IAG
7 2 (1.16%) MetaFrame
7 2 (1.16%) Terminal Services
7 2 (1.16%) ISA Server
8 1 (0.58%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.58%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 71 (41.28%) SCCM
2 27 (15.70%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 23 (13.37%) WSUS
4 15 (8.72%) OpenView
5 7 (4.07%) SCOM
6 6 (3.49%) MOM
6 6 (3.49%) Norton AntiVirus
7 5 (2.91%) SAP Afaria
8 4 (2.33%) HP Quality Center
8 4 (2.33%) McAfee ePO
8 4 (2.33%) ZENworks
9 2 (1.16%) Business Desktop Deployment
9 2 (1.16%) ServiceCenter
9 2 (1.16%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 2 (1.16%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 2 (1.16%) OVSD
10 1 (0.58%) ARCserve
10 1 (0.58%) Tivoli
10 1 (0.58%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 1 (0.58%) MIMEsweeper
Vendors
1 147 (85.47%) Microsoft
2 60 (34.88%) HP
3 46 (26.74%) Citrix
4 44 (25.58%) VMware
5 21 (12.21%) Altiris
6 16 (9.30%) CA
7 15 (8.72%) Lotus
7 15 (8.72%) AppSense
8 10 (5.81%) Symantec
8 10 (5.81%) Apple
9 8 (4.65%) McAfee
9 8 (4.65%) Sophos
10 7 (4.07%) Cisco
11 6 (3.49%) Oracle
12 5 (2.91%) Remedy
12 5 (2.91%) IBM
12 5 (2.91%) LANDesk
13 4 (2.33%) BMC
14 3 (1.74%) Websense
14 3 (1.74%) Lumension
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