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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Systems Management Server (SMS) over the 3 months to 28 August 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Systems Management Server (SMS)
Rank 521 499 468
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -31
Contract jobs citing Systems Management Server (SMS) 91 75 126
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.14% 0.22%
As % of the Systems Management category 2.14% 1.97% 3.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 47 48
Average daily rate
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£308 £320 £155
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.90% +106.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £197 £115 £99
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £338 £333
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £273 £150
% change year-on-year
+19.26% +81.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 7 20
Average hourly rate £20.06 £22.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.81% +62.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.49 £12.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £30.10 £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.25 £13.50
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +27.77%

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
4262 3815 3796
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.66% 7.24% 6.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 2517 2214 1968
Average daily rate £390 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £213 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 143 152 176
Average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.52% +7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.99 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.11 £35.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.91 £20.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-0.45% +11.11%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 28 August 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
England -25 63 £291 -9.21% 9
London -11 22 £290 -12.12% 1
Scotland +3 20 £280 - 2
North West +7 17 £118 -47.77%
South East -6 15 £380 +18.75% 6
City of London +26 7 £286 +57.93%
Hampshire -10 7 £380 +18.61% 3
South West -26 7 £250 -
Buckinghamshire +5 5 - -
Milton Keynes 0 5 - -
Wiltshire -8 5 - -
Hook - 4 £380 -
Swindon -5 3 - -
Manchester -11 2 - -
Littlehampton - 2 - -
West Sussex - 2 - -
Woking - 1 £425 -
Glasgow - 1 £258 - 2
Basingstoke - 1 £325 - 2
Surrey - 1 £425 -
Westminster - - - -
East of England - - - - 2
Farnborough - - - -
Bracknell - - - - 1
Canterbury - - - - 1
Chelmsford - - - -
Cheltenham - - - -
Croydon - - - -
High Wycombe - - - -
Andover - - - -

Systems Management Server (SMS)
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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).

1 133 (81.60%) Microsoft
2 111 (68.10%) Windows
3 72 (44.17%) MS Excel
4 68 (41.72%) MS Office
5 65 (39.88%) Active Directory
6 57 (34.97%) Security Cleared
7 46 (28.22%) SCCM
7 46 (28.22%) VMware
8 45 (27.61%) HP
9 44 (26.99%) SC Cleared
10 43 (26.38%) Windows XP
11 39 (23.93%) Windows Server 2003
11 39 (23.93%) Windows Server 2008
12 35 (21.47%) OpenView Configuration Management
12 35 (21.47%) ITIL
13 34 (20.86%) VMware Infrastructure
14 33 (20.25%) SQL
14 33 (20.25%) MS Exchange
15 31 (19.02%) Windows 7
16 29 (17.79%) Citrix
16 29 (17.79%) Altiris
17 28 (17.18%) Replication
17 28 (17.18%) DNS
18 27 (16.56%) Project Management
19 25 (15.34%) MS Project
20 24 (14.72%) DHCP
21 23 (14.11%) IBM Notes
21 23 (14.11%) Lotus
22 21 (12.88%) SLA
23 20 (12.27%) Service Management

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

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 33 (20.25%) MS Exchange
2 23 (14.11%) IBM Notes
3 16 (9.82%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 15 (9.20%) Exchange Server 2003
4 15 (9.20%) SharePoint
5 9 (5.52%) IIS
6 8 (4.91%) Lotus Domino
7 5 (3.07%) BizTalk Server
8 3 (1.84%) Exchange Server 2010
9 2 (1.23%) Documentum
9 2 (1.23%) CMS
9 2 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2007
9 2 (1.23%) Sitecore CMS
10 1 (0.61%) Lync
10 1 (0.61%) Office Communications Server
10 1 (0.61%) MS Project Server
10 1 (0.61%) WorkSite
10 1 (0.61%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.61%) WebLogic
Applications
1 72 (44.17%) MS Excel
2 68 (41.72%) MS Office
3 25 (15.34%) MS Project
4 10 (6.13%) MS Visio
4 10 (6.13%) MS PowerPoint
5 7 (4.29%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.61%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 1 (0.61%) Khalix
Cloud Services
1 10 (6.13%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 28 (17.18%) DNS
2 24 (14.72%) DHCP
3 13 (7.98%) TCP/IP
4 12 (7.36%) Firewall
5 11 (6.75%) Broadband
5 11 (6.75%) VoIP
6 10 (6.13%) VPN
7 9 (5.52%) WAN
7 9 (5.52%) Intranet
8 8 (4.91%) SMTP
8 8 (4.91%) LAN
9 7 (4.29%) PBX
9 7 (4.29%) SAN
10 6 (3.68%) 3G
11 5 (3.07%) LTE
12 4 (2.45%) Radio Access Network
13 3 (1.84%) NAS
13 3 (1.84%) Cisco IOS
14 2 (1.23%) Network Security
14 2 (1.23%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (6.13%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.07%) MS Access
3 3 (1.84%) SQL Server 2000
3 3 (1.84%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (1.84%) Oracle Database
4 2 (1.23%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.61%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.61%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 15 (9.20%) MSI
2 6 (3.68%) Wise Package Studio
3 5 (3.07%) AdminStudio
4 4 (2.45%) InstallShield
5 2 (1.23%) StarTeam
6 1 (0.61%) Axure RP
General
1 19 (11.66%) Telecoms
2 10 (6.13%) Finance
3 8 (4.91%) Law
4 7 (4.29%) Legal
4 7 (4.29%) Banking
5 4 (2.45%) Back Office
5 4 (2.45%) Publishing
6 3 (1.84%) French Language
7 2 (1.23%) Retail
7 2 (1.23%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.61%) Local Government
8 1 (0.61%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 38 (23.31%) Analyst
2 19 (11.66%) Build Engineer
3 14 (8.59%) Service Analyst
3 14 (8.59%) Service Desk Analyst
4 12 (7.36%) Applications Packager
5 11 (6.75%) Systems Engineer
6 9 (5.52%) Systems Manager
7 8 (4.91%) Administrator
7 8 (4.91%) Technical Analyst
7 8 (4.91%) Messaging Analyst
8 7 (4.29%) Support Engineer
8 7 (4.29%) Release Manager
8 7 (4.29%) Support Analyst
9 6 (3.68%) Desktop Support
9 6 (3.68%) Architect
9 6 (3.68%) Configuration Manager
9 6 (3.68%) 2nd Line Support
9 6 (3.68%) Desktop Engineer
10 5 (3.07%) Desktop Analyst
10 5 (3.07%) 1st Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (7.98%) Application Packaging
2 7 (4.29%) Software Packaging
3 5 (3.07%) XML
4 4 (2.45%) .NET
5 2 (1.23%) X-Windows
6 1 (0.61%) CGI
6 1 (0.61%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 28 (17.18%) Replication
2 19 (11.66%) Enterprise Storage
3 15 (9.20%) Management Information System
4 12 (7.36%) Blackberry
5 7 (4.29%) Client/Server
6 6 (3.68%) Computer Science
7 5 (3.07%) iPhone
7 5 (3.07%) iPad
8 3 (1.84%) Social Media
8 3 (1.84%) Video Conferencing
8 3 (1.84%) Clustering
9 2 (1.23%) EPoS
9 2 (1.23%) Chip and PIN
9 2 (1.23%) EFT
9 2 (1.23%) NHS
9 2 (1.23%) Thin Client
9 2 (1.23%) Data Protection Act
9 2 (1.23%) CMDB
9 2 (1.23%) Fat Client
10 1 (0.61%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 111 (68.10%) Windows
2 43 (26.38%) Windows XP
3 39 (23.93%) Windows Server 2003
3 39 (23.93%) Windows Server 2008
4 31 (19.02%) Windows 7
5 16 (9.82%) Windows Vista
6 12 (7.36%) Windows 2000
7 6 (3.68%) UNIX
8 4 (2.45%) Windows 2000 Server
9 3 (1.84%) Windows 8
9 3 (1.84%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (1.84%) Linux
9 3 (1.84%) Windows NT
10 2 (1.23%) Mac OS X
10 2 (1.23%) Solaris
10 2 (1.23%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (21.47%) ITIL
2 27 (16.56%) Project Management
3 20 (12.27%) Service Management
3 20 (12.27%) Software Deployment
4 18 (11.04%) Migration
5 15 (9.20%) Configuration Management
6 13 (7.98%) Change Management
6 13 (7.98%) Unit Testing
7 11 (6.75%) Service Delivery
8 10 (6.13%) Disaster Recovery
8 10 (6.13%) Software Distribution
8 10 (6.13%) Mobile Device Management
9 8 (4.91%) Build Automation
10 7 (4.29%) Email Migration
10 7 (4.29%) ITSM
10 7 (4.29%) Validation
10 7 (4.29%) Incident Management
11 6 (3.68%) Network Monitoring
11 6 (3.68%) Problem Management
12 5 (3.07%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 33 (20.25%) SQL
2 17 (10.43%) PowerShell
3 13 (7.98%) VBScript
4 12 (7.36%) VB
5 4 (2.45%) T-SQL
6 3 (1.84%) Java
7 1 (0.61%) C
7 1 (0.61%) VBA
7 1 (0.61%) Winbatch
Qualifications
1 57 (34.97%) Security Cleared
2 44 (26.99%) SC Cleared
3 19 (11.66%) MCP
4 18 (11.04%) Microsoft Certification
5 11 (6.75%) MCSE
6 9 (5.52%) Degree
7 7 (4.29%) MCDST
8 6 (3.68%) DV Cleared
9 3 (1.84%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (1.84%) ISEB
10 2 (1.23%) MCSA
10 2 (1.23%) PMP
10 2 (1.23%) PMI Certification
11 1 (0.61%) CISA
11 1 (0.61%) CISM
11 1 (0.61%) MOS
11 1 (0.61%) MCTS
11 1 (0.61%) RHCE
11 1 (0.61%) A+ Certification
11 1 (0.61%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (12.88%) SLA
2 4 (2.45%) QA
3 2 (1.23%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.61%) JSP 440
4 1 (0.61%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 65 (39.88%) Active Directory
2 34 (20.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (7.36%) Microsoft App-V
4 9 (5.52%) Terminal Services
5 8 (4.91%) vSphere
6 7 (4.29%) XenApp
6 7 (4.29%) Terminal Server
7 5 (3.07%) VMware Workstation
7 5 (3.07%) ISA Server
7 5 (3.07%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 5 (3.07%) UAG
8 4 (2.45%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (2.45%) MetaFrame
9 3 (1.84%) VMware ESX
9 3 (1.84%) Forefront TMG
10 2 (1.23%) IAG
10 2 (1.23%) XenDesktop
10 2 (1.23%) Hyper-V
10 2 (1.23%) Novell eDirectory
11 1 (0.61%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 46 (28.22%) SCCM
2 35 (21.47%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 16 (9.82%) OpenView
4 6 (3.68%) Norton AntiVirus
5 5 (3.07%) BladeLogic
5 5 (3.07%) WSUS
6 4 (2.45%) SCOM
6 4 (2.45%) ZENworks
7 3 (1.84%) McAfee ePO
8 2 (1.23%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 2 (1.23%) HP Quality Center
8 2 (1.23%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 2 (1.23%) MOM
8 2 (1.23%) Business Desktop Deployment
8 2 (1.23%) OVSD
9 1 (0.61%) WMI
9 1 (0.61%) SCVMM
9 1 (0.61%) HP Data Protector
9 1 (0.61%) WhatsUp Gold
9 1 (0.61%) MIMEsweeper
Vendors
1 133 (81.60%) Microsoft
2 46 (28.22%) VMware
3 45 (27.61%) HP
4 29 (17.79%) Citrix
4 29 (17.79%) Altiris
5 23 (14.11%) Lotus
6 10 (6.13%) Symantec
6 10 (6.13%) McAfee
7 7 (4.29%) MobileIron
8 6 (3.68%) Sophos
8 6 (3.68%) AppSense
8 6 (3.68%) Oracle
9 5 (3.07%) Cisco
9 5 (3.07%) Apple
10 4 (2.45%) BMC
10 4 (2.45%) IBM
10 4 (2.45%) LANDesk
11 3 (1.84%) Computacenter
11 3 (1.84%) Capita
11 3 (1.84%) Websense
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