The table below looks at the statistics for Systems Management Server (SMS) skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Systems Management Server (SMS) over the 3 months to 26 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
26 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Systems Management Server (SMS)
Rank 556 584 538
Rank change year-on-year
+28 -46
Contract jobs citing Systems Management Server (SMS) 92 43 77
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.17% 0.079% 0.15%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.63% 0.98% 1.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 19 44
Median daily rate £293 £375 £270
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.93% +38.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £219 £230 £162
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £460 £418
UK excluding London median daily rate £293 £375 £280
% change year-on-year
-21.93% +33.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 8 0
Median hourly rate £36.00 £20.19 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+78.35% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £20.19 -
% change year-on-year
+78.35% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Systems Management category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Systems Management Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
5639 4399 4138
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 10.49% 8.11% 7.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 3591 2739 2442
Median daily rate £450 £400 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +3.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £550 £512
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 118 179 143
Median hourly rate £26.50 £20.19 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.28% -15.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.95 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.55 £35.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £20.19 £24.50
% change year-on-year
+73.39% -17.61%

Systems Management Server (SMS)
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Systems Management Server (SMS) as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 26 May 2016.

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 26 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Systems Management Server (SMS) within the UK over the 3 months to 26 May 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
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statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +27 75 £285 -24.00% 10
North East -8 42 £265 - 4
Newcastle upon Tyne -6 41 £265 - 2
Tyne and Wear -11 41 £265 - 2
South East +2 20 £375 +11.11% 1
Scotland 0 16 £330 +65.00%
Berkshire +9 14 £375 -
Erskine - 11 £330 -
Renfrewshire - 11 £330 -
Reading +5 10 £375 -
East of England - 5 - -
Glasgow +2 4 - -
Hampshire -5 3 - -
Basingstoke -15 3 - -
London -18 3 £320 -16.06% 4
North West -20 3 - -
Cheshire - 3 - -
Surrey - 2 £348 -
Cambridge - 2 - -
Warrington - 2 - -
Cambridgeshire - 2 - -
Hertfordshire - 2 - -
Yorkshire +8 1 £108 -28.33%
Northern Ireland +5 1 - -
Belfast +3 1 - -
County Antrim +1 1 - -
South West -16 1 £400 +6.66% 1
Essex - 1 - -
East Sussex - 1 £413 - 1
Bristol - 1 £400 - 1

Systems Management Server (SMS)
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Systems Management Server (SMS) also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Systems Management Server (SMS).

1 122 (98.39%) Microsoft
2 110 (88.71%) Windows
3 74 (59.68%) Active Directory
4 73 (58.87%) SCCM
5 63 (50.81%) VMware
6 60 (48.39%) DNS
6 60 (48.39%) DHCP
7 45 (36.29%) Windows 7
8 43 (34.68%) Security Cleared
8 43 (34.68%) Software Delivery
9 40 (32.26%) Windows Server
10 38 (30.65%) MS Excel
10 38 (30.65%) SQL
11 37 (29.84%) Citrix
11 37 (29.84%) PowerShell
12 34 (27.42%) SC Cleared
12 34 (27.42%) XenApp
12 34 (27.42%) Hyper-V
12 34 (27.42%) AppSense
12 34 (27.42%) VBScript
13 32 (25.81%) Windows Server 2003
14 30 (24.19%) Microsoft App-V
15 29 (23.39%) MS Office
16 28 (22.58%) VB
16 28 (22.58%) ITIL
16 28 (22.58%) Windows Server 2008
16 28 (22.58%) Computer Science
17 27 (21.77%) TCP/IP
17 27 (21.77%) OpenView Configuration Management
18 26 (20.97%) Degree

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 23 (18.55%) MS Exchange
2 13 (10.48%) Skype for Business
3 12 (9.68%) Exchange Server 2010
3 12 (9.68%) SharePoint
4 10 (8.06%) Exchange Server 2003
5 5 (4.03%) OpenStack
6 3 (2.42%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.81%) Apache
7 1 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.81%) IIS
7 1 (0.81%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (0.81%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.81%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.81%) WebSphere
Applications
1 38 (30.65%) MS Excel
2 29 (23.39%) MS Office
3 11 (8.87%) MS Project
4 5 (4.03%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (2.42%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.81%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.81%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.81%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (0.81%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.81%) Dynamics GP
1 1 (0.81%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.03%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.81%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 60 (48.39%) DHCP
1 60 (48.39%) DNS
2 27 (21.77%) TCP/IP
3 16 (12.90%) IPsec
4 15 (12.10%) VPN
5 14 (11.29%) HTTP
5 14 (11.29%) IPv6
5 14 (11.29%) Software-Defined Networking
6 11 (8.87%) SNMP
6 11 (8.87%) SSL
7 9 (7.26%) BGP
8 7 (5.65%) 3G
8 7 (5.65%) Wi-Fi
9 3 (2.42%) DMZ
9 3 (2.42%) Firewall
9 3 (2.42%) LAN
9 3 (2.42%) MPLS
9 3 (2.42%) NAS
9 3 (2.42%) SAN
9 3 (2.42%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (9.68%) SQL Server
2 8 (6.45%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (5.65%) SQL Server 2005
4 5 (4.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (4.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (3.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.81%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.81%) MySQL
6 1 (0.81%) Power BI
6 1 (0.81%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 12 (9.68%) MSI
2 2 (1.61%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (0.81%) StarTeam
General
1 14 (11.29%) Marketing
2 4 (3.23%) Finance
3 2 (1.61%) Multimedia
3 2 (1.61%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.81%) Advertising
4 1 (0.81%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 26 (20.97%) Support Engineer
2 20 (16.13%) Desktop Engineer
3 17 (13.71%) Desktop Support
4 11 (8.87%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 11 (8.87%) Build Engineer
5 10 (8.06%) Consultant
5 10 (8.06%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 9 (7.26%) Integration Engineer
7 8 (6.45%) Network Engineer
8 6 (4.84%) Network Support
8 6 (4.84%) Network Support Engineer
8 6 (4.84%) Software Consultant
9 5 (4.03%) 2nd Line Support
9 5 (4.03%) Developer
9 5 (4.03%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 5 (4.03%) Microsoft Developer
9 5 (4.03%) SQL Developer
9 5 (4.03%) SSIS Developer
9 5 (4.03%) T-SQL Developer
10 4 (3.23%) Deskside Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (11.29%) CSS
2 10 (8.06%) XML
3 9 (7.26%) .NET
4 2 (1.61%) 802.1X
5 1 (0.81%) J2EE
5 1 (0.81%) MDX
5 1 (0.81%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 28 (22.58%) Computer Science
2 14 (11.29%) Public Cloud
3 13 (10.48%) Data Centre
4 10 (8.06%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (8.06%) Enterprise Storage
4 10 (8.06%) Replication
5 7 (5.65%) Fat Client
5 7 (5.65%) Management Information System
5 7 (5.65%) Thin Client
6 3 (2.42%) Driving Licence
6 3 (2.42%) IVR
7 2 (1.61%) Blackberry
7 2 (1.61%) Clustering
7 2 (1.61%) Mathematics
7 2 (1.61%) PKI
7 2 (1.61%) Smartphone
7 2 (1.61%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.81%) AS400
8 1 (0.81%) PDA
8 1 (0.81%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 110 (88.71%) Windows
2 45 (36.29%) Windows 7
3 40 (32.26%) Windows Server
4 32 (25.81%) Windows Server 2003
5 28 (22.58%) Windows Server 2008
6 14 (11.29%) Linux
6 14 (11.29%) Windows 8
7 11 (8.87%) Apple iOS
7 11 (8.87%) Windows Vista
8 10 (8.06%) Mac OS
8 10 (8.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 9 (7.26%) Ubuntu
9 9 (7.26%) Windows Server 2012
10 6 (4.84%) Windows 10
11 4 (3.23%) Windows XP
12 2 (1.61%) Unix
13 1 (0.81%) Android
13 1 (0.81%) HPUX
13 1 (0.81%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.81%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (34.68%) Software Delivery
2 28 (22.58%) ITIL
3 20 (16.13%) Unit Testing
4 15 (12.10%) Load Balancing
4 15 (12.10%) Presales
5 14 (11.29%) Mentoring
5 14 (11.29%) Process Improvement
5 14 (11.29%) Workflow
6 13 (10.48%) Software Deployment
7 12 (9.68%) Operational Acceptance Testing
8 10 (8.06%) Information Security
8 10 (8.06%) Server Building
8 10 (8.06%) Software Distribution
9 9 (7.26%) Software Testing
10 8 (6.45%) Incident Management
11 7 (5.65%) Change Management
11 7 (5.65%) Disaster Recovery
11 7 (5.65%) Problem Management
11 7 (5.65%) Project Management
12 6 (4.84%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 38 (30.65%) SQL
2 37 (29.84%) PowerShell
3 34 (27.42%) VBScript
4 28 (22.58%) VB
5 15 (12.10%) T-SQL
6 11 (8.87%) C
7 9 (7.26%) C#
7 9 (7.26%) C++
Qualifications
1 43 (34.68%) Security Cleared
2 34 (27.42%) SC Cleared
3 26 (20.97%) Degree
4 24 (19.35%) Microsoft Certification
5 22 (17.74%) MCSA
6 21 (16.94%) BPSS Clearance
7 13 (10.48%) MCSE
8 11 (8.87%) MCSD
9 5 (4.03%) DV Cleared
9 5 (4.03%) MCP
10 2 (1.61%) CCNA
10 2 (1.61%) CCNP
10 2 (1.61%) Cisco Certification
11 1 (0.81%) APMG
11 1 (0.81%) CEH
11 1 (0.81%) CISM
11 1 (0.81%) CISSP
11 1 (0.81%) CRISC
11 1 (0.81%) GIAC
11 1 (0.81%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (16.94%) Disclosure Scotland
2 15 (12.10%) SLA
3 2 (1.61%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.81%) Data Quality
System Software
1 74 (59.68%) Active Directory
2 34 (27.42%) Hyper-V
2 34 (27.42%) XenApp
3 30 (24.19%) Microsoft App-V
4 25 (20.16%) VMware Infrastructure
5 22 (17.74%) XenDesktop
5 22 (17.74%) XenServer
6 3 (2.42%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 73 (58.87%) SCCM
2 27 (21.77%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 7 (5.65%) WSUS
4 2 (1.61%) Unicenter
5 1 (0.81%) OpenView
5 1 (0.81%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 122 (98.39%) Microsoft
2 63 (50.81%) VMware
3 37 (29.84%) Citrix
4 34 (27.42%) AppSense
5 23 (18.55%) Altiris
6 18 (14.52%) HP
7 13 (10.48%) Oracle
8 10 (8.06%) Apple
8 10 (8.06%) Red Hat
9 7 (5.65%) ThinPrint
10 5 (4.03%) Cisco
11 3 (2.42%) Lotus
11 3 (2.42%) SAP
12 2 (1.61%) Bomgar
12 2 (1.61%) CA
12 2 (1.61%) CheckPoint
12 2 (1.61%) Juniper
12 2 (1.61%) Palo Alto
13 1 (0.81%) MicroStrategy
13 1 (0.81%) Peregrine
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