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 18 January 2017 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
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Systems Management Server (SMS)
UK
Rank 562 582 524
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -58
Contract jobs citing Systems Management Server (SMS) 38 36 77
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.085% 0.071% 0.15%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.80% 0.80% 1.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 18 40
Median daily rate £214 £325 £215
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-34.23% +51.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £268 £108
10% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £415 £395
UK excluding London median daily rate £214 £313 £210
% change year-on-year
-31.60% +48.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 4
Median hourly rate - £9.00 £15.36
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -41.40%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £9.00 £15.36
% change year-on-year
- -41.40%

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
4732 4486 4407
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 10.55% 8.82% 8.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 3110 2769 2650
Median daily rate £475 £438 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% +5.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 116 148 138
Median hourly rate £34.81 £22.85 £19.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+52.34% +17.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £52.56 £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.00 £21.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+6.97% +2.38%

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 18 January 2017.

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)
Top 25 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 18 January 2017. 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 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 +23 35 £233 -28.46% 7
South East +20 12 £270 -16.92% 1
North East -10 11 £215 -23.21%
North West - 9 £130 - 1
Hampshire +9 8 £270 -13.32%
Tyne and Wear - 7 £250 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 7 £250 -
Warrington - 7 £130 -
Cheshire - 7 £130 -
Surrey +21 2 £210 -
Basingstoke +9 2 - -
East of England +4 2 - -
Hertfordshire - 2 - -
Guildford - 2 £210 -
Stevenage - 2 - -
Berkshire +8 1 - -
Milton Keynes +5 1 - -
Buckinghamshire +4 1 - -
Northern Ireland - 1 £133 -
Midlands - 1 £475 -
Isle of Man - 1 - -
Manchester - 1 £150 -
Bracknell - 1 - -
Belfast - 1 £133 -
County Antrim - 1 £133 -

Systems Management Server (SMS)
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 January 2017, 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 70 (93.33%) Microsoft
2 45 (60.00%) Windows
3 43 (57.33%) Active Directory
4 28 (37.33%) SCCM
4 28 (37.33%) Security Cleared
5 26 (34.67%) ITIL
5 26 (34.67%) VMware
6 25 (33.33%) Windows 7
7 22 (29.33%) MS Office
8 21 (28.00%) DHCP
8 21 (28.00%) DNS
9 19 (25.33%) Citrix
10 18 (24.00%) Software Delivery
11 17 (22.67%) SQL
11 17 (22.67%) MS Excel
11 17 (22.67%) AppSense
12 16 (21.33%) OpenView Configuration Management
12 16 (21.33%) Windows Server 2008
12 16 (21.33%) XenApp
12 16 (21.33%) SC Cleared
12 16 (21.33%) Incident Management
12 16 (21.33%) Microsoft App-V
13 15 (20.00%) Windows Server
14 14 (18.67%) Firewall
15 13 (17.33%) Computer Science
15 13 (17.33%) VMware Infrastructure
15 13 (17.33%) Data Centre
16 12 (16.00%) Analytical Skills
16 12 (16.00%) Altiris
16 12 (16.00%) SAN

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 11 (14.67%) IBM Notes
1 11 (14.67%) MS Exchange
2 8 (10.67%) SharePoint
3 7 (9.33%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (8.00%) Skype for Business
5 5 (6.67%) Apache
5 5 (6.67%) Tomcat
5 5 (6.67%) WebLogic
6 2 (2.67%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (2.67%) Exchange Server 5.5
7 1 (1.33%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 22 (29.33%) MS Office
2 17 (22.67%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.33%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.33%) Oracle CRM
1 1 (1.33%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.00%) Office 365
2 1 (1.33%) SaaS
2 1 (1.33%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 21 (28.00%) DHCP
1 21 (28.00%) DNS
2 14 (18.67%) Firewall
3 12 (16.00%) SAN
3 12 (16.00%) WLAN
4 11 (14.67%) Wi-Fi
5 8 (10.67%) NAS
5 8 (10.67%) VPN
6 7 (9.33%) 3G
6 7 (9.33%) Cisco ASA
6 7 (9.33%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 7 (9.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 6 (8.00%) LAN
7 6 (8.00%) WAN
8 5 (6.67%) ADSL
8 5 (6.67%) DMZ
8 5 (6.67%) MPLS
8 5 (6.67%) VoIP
9 2 (2.67%) Remote Desktop
9 2 (2.67%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.00%) MySQL
2 2 (2.67%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.33%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.33%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 9 (12.00%) MSI
2 2 (2.67%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (5.33%) Finance
2 3 (4.00%) Military
3 1 (1.33%) Banking
3 1 (1.33%) Legal
3 1 (1.33%) Multimedia
3 1 (1.33%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (1.33%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 23 (30.67%) Analyst
2 13 (17.33%) Service Desk Analyst
3 11 (14.67%) Desktop Support
3 11 (14.67%) Service Analyst
4 10 (13.33%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
5 8 (10.67%) Desktop Engineer
6 6 (8.00%) 2nd Line Support
6 6 (8.00%) Build Engineer
6 6 (8.00%) SOC Analyst
6 6 (8.00%) Support Engineer
7 5 (6.67%) Architect
7 5 (6.67%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 5 (6.67%) IT Analyst
8 4 (5.33%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
8 4 (5.33%) Network Architect
8 4 (5.33%) Security Analyst
8 4 (5.33%) Voice Architect
9 3 (4.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 3 (4.00%) IT Security Analyst
9 3 (4.00%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.67%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 13 (17.33%) Computer Science
1 13 (17.33%) Data Centre
2 12 (16.00%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (9.33%) Fat Client
3 7 (9.33%) Management Information System
3 7 (9.33%) PKI
3 7 (9.33%) Thin Client
4 6 (8.00%) Clustering
5 4 (5.33%) Virtual Team
6 3 (4.00%) Blackberry
6 3 (4.00%) Security Operations Centre
7 2 (2.67%) Statistics
8 1 (1.33%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (1.33%) Life Science
8 1 (1.33%) LIMS
8 1 (1.33%) Mainframe
8 1 (1.33%) Mobile Payment
8 1 (1.33%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 45 (60.00%) Windows
2 25 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 16 (21.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 15 (20.00%) Windows Server
5 10 (13.33%) Windows 8
6 9 (12.00%) Windows 10
6 9 (12.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (8.00%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (6.67%) Apple iOS
8 5 (6.67%) Linux
8 5 (6.67%) Mac OS
8 5 (6.67%) Unix
9 4 (5.33%) Solaris
9 4 (5.33%) Windows Vista
10 2 (2.67%) Windows XP
11 1 (1.33%) Android
11 1 (1.33%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (34.67%) ITIL
2 18 (24.00%) Software Delivery
3 16 (21.33%) Incident Management
4 11 (14.67%) Change Management
4 11 (14.67%) Migration
5 10 (13.33%) Information Security
5 10 (13.33%) Problem Management
5 10 (13.33%) Service Management
5 10 (13.33%) Software Deployment
6 7 (9.33%) Multi-Factor Authentication
6 7 (9.33%) Process Improvement
6 7 (9.33%) SIEM
6 7 (9.33%) Trend Analysis
6 7 (9.33%) Two-Factor Authentication
6 7 (9.33%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 6 (8.00%) Cybersecurity
7 6 (8.00%) PRINCE2
7 6 (8.00%) Server Building
8 5 (6.67%) Service Delivery
8 5 (6.67%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 17 (22.67%) SQL
2 11 (14.67%) PowerShell
3 10 (13.33%) VBScript
4 8 (10.67%) VB
5 5 (6.67%) T-SQL
6 2 (2.67%) VB6
Qualifications
1 28 (37.33%) Security Cleared
2 16 (21.33%) SC Cleared
3 9 (12.00%) DV Cleared
4 8 (10.67%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (9.33%) Degree
5 7 (9.33%) MCITP
5 7 (9.33%) MCP
6 6 (8.00%) BPSS Clearance
7 5 (6.67%) MCSA
8 4 (5.33%) CCNA
8 4 (5.33%) CCNP
8 4 (5.33%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (5.33%) VCP4
8 4 (5.33%) VCP5
8 4 (5.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 3 (4.00%) CISSP
10 1 (1.33%) A+ Certification
10 1 (1.33%) APMP
10 1 (1.33%) MCTS
10 1 (1.33%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (9.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (8.00%) Disclosure Scotland
2 6 (8.00%) QA
3 4 (5.33%) SLA
4 1 (1.33%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 43 (57.33%) Active Directory
2 16 (21.33%) Microsoft App-V
2 16 (21.33%) XenApp
3 13 (17.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (10.67%) Hyper-V
4 8 (10.67%) XenDesktop
4 8 (10.67%) XenServer
5 2 (2.67%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 2 (2.67%) Sendmail
5 2 (2.67%) VMware ESX
5 2 (2.67%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (2.67%) VMware GSX
6 1 (1.33%) Firmware
6 1 (1.33%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 28 (37.33%) SCCM
2 16 (21.33%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 7 (9.33%) Nessus
3 7 (9.33%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 5 (6.67%) Norton AntiVirus
5 3 (4.00%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 3 (4.00%) MOM
6 2 (2.67%) SCOM
6 2 (2.67%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 2 (2.67%) WSUS
7 1 (1.33%) AirWatch
7 1 (1.33%) Backup Exec
7 1 (1.33%) CA Single Sign-On
7 1 (1.33%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 70 (93.33%) Microsoft
2 26 (34.67%) VMware
3 19 (25.33%) Citrix
4 17 (22.67%) AppSense
5 12 (16.00%) Altiris
6 11 (14.67%) Lotus
7 10 (13.33%) Cisco
8 9 (12.00%) Symantec
9 8 (10.67%) HP
10 7 (9.33%) CheckPoint
10 7 (9.33%) F5
10 7 (9.33%) Intel Security
10 7 (9.33%) ScanSafe
10 7 (9.33%) Sourcefire
10 7 (9.33%) Splunk
11 6 (8.00%) ThinPrint
12 5 (6.67%) Oracle
13 4 (5.33%) Apple
13 4 (5.33%) NetApp
13 4 (5.33%) Supermicro