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 July 2015 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 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Systems Management Server (SMS)
Rank 563 520 506
Rank change year-on-year
-43 -14
Contract jobs citing Systems Management Server (SMS) 48 73 79
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.084% 0.13% 0.15%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.04% 1.68% 2.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 45 48
Average daily rate
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£350 £300 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £214 £177 £109
10% offered a daily rate of more than £391 £425 £408
UK excluding London average daily rate £298 £323 £320
% change year-on-year
-7.75% +0.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 11 5
Average hourly rate £19.03 £20.06 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.13% -10.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.90 £13.48 £18.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.42 £27.50 £31.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.03 £17.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+8.74% -30.00%

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
4636 4351 3934
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 8.13% 7.95% 7.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 2865 2556 2192
Average daily rate £400 £380 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £338 £345
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -2.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 138 134 175
Average hourly rate £21.00 £19.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.52% -15.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.15 £30.90 £40.76
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £19.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+10.25% -13.33%

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 July 2015.

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 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 July 2015. 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 -31 44 £350 +27.27% 16
London +5 19 £350 +21.73% 8
South East -18 7 £388 +3.33% 5
Swindon +4 5 - -
South West +1 5 - -
Wiltshire 0 5 - -
Berkshire - 4 £375 - 1
Hampshire -2 3 £400 +23.07% 3
City of London -12 3 £369 +34.09% 1
Scotland -14 3 £95 -67.35%
North West -34 3 £220 +87.23% 1
North East - 3 £200 -
West Yorkshire - 2 - - 1
Yorkshire - 2 - - 1
Durham - 2 £200 -
Peterlee - 2 £200 -
Havant - 2 £400 -
Bracknell - 2 - -
Glasgow +2 1 - -
Lancashire +2 1 £220 -2.22%
Blackpool 0 1 £220 -2.22%
East of England -3 1 £388 +330.55% 1
Renfrewshire -4 1 - -
Warrington -8 1 - -
Essex -10 1 £388 +330.55%
Cheshire -12 1 - -
Reading - 1 £375 - 1
Slough - 1 - -
Manchester - 1 - - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 - -

Systems Management Server (SMS)
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, 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 65 (71.43%) Microsoft
2 57 (62.64%) Windows
3 45 (49.45%) Active Directory
4 43 (47.25%) MS Excel
4 43 (47.25%) SQL
5 36 (39.56%) SCCM
6 31 (34.07%) VMware
7 29 (31.87%) Windows 7
8 28 (30.77%) MS Office
8 28 (30.77%) Windows XP
9 22 (24.18%) VBScript
10 21 (23.08%) Security Cleared
11 20 (21.98%) VB
12 18 (19.78%) Windows Server 2003
13 17 (18.68%) McAfee
13 17 (18.68%) ITIL
14 16 (17.58%) SQL Server
14 16 (17.58%) Windows Server 2008
15 15 (16.48%) Agile Software Development
15 15 (16.48%) Analytical Skills
16 14 (15.38%) T-SQL
16 14 (15.38%) Java
16 14 (15.38%) HP
16 14 (15.38%) Scrum
17 13 (14.29%) Change Management
17 13 (14.29%) JavaScript
17 13 (14.29%) Relational Database
18 12 (13.19%) GitHub
18 12 (13.19%) API Development
18 12 (13.19%) VMware Workstation

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

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, 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 11 (12.09%) IIS
2 9 (9.89%) MS Exchange
3 5 (5.49%) IBM Notes
3 5 (5.49%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (4.40%) Exchange Server 2003
5 3 (3.30%) Confluence
5 3 (3.30%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.10%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (1.10%) CMS
6 1 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 43 (47.25%) MS Excel
2 28 (30.77%) MS Office
3 4 (4.40%) MS Project
4 3 (3.30%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (2.20%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (3.30%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (2.20%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (1.10%) GoldMine
3 1 (1.10%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (1.10%) Eikon
3 1 (1.10%) Oracle CRM
Cloud Services
1 12 (13.19%) GitHub
2 1 (1.10%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (8.79%) SAN
1 8 (8.79%) DNS
2 6 (6.59%) DHCP
3 4 (4.40%) TCP/IP
4 3 (3.30%) VPN
4 3 (3.30%) HTTP
4 3 (3.30%) LAN
5 2 (2.20%) LDAP
5 2 (2.20%) Wireshark
5 2 (2.20%) Network Security
5 2 (2.20%) WAN
6 1 (1.10%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (1.10%) NAS
6 1 (1.10%) Junos
6 1 (1.10%) Unified Communications
6 1 (1.10%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 1 (1.10%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 1 (1.10%) WebEx
6 1 (1.10%) Cisco IOS
6 1 (1.10%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (17.58%) SQL Server
2 13 (14.29%) Relational Database
3 3 (3.30%) Big Data
4 1 (1.10%) MySQL
4 1 (1.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 7 (7.69%) Git (software)
1 7 (7.69%) Jenkins
2 5 (5.49%) MSI
3 3 (3.30%) JIRA
3 3 (3.30%) Wise Package Studio
4 1 (1.10%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.10%) InstallShield
4 1 (1.10%) AdminStudio
General
1 9 (9.89%) Finance
2 5 (5.49%) Telecoms
2 5 (5.49%) Banking
3 2 (2.20%) Investment Banking
3 2 (2.20%) Legal
4 1 (1.10%) Advertising
4 1 (1.10%) Front Office
4 1 (1.10%) Retail
Job Titles
1 14 (15.38%) Analyst
2 13 (14.29%) Developer
3 11 (12.09%) Support Engineer
4 9 (9.89%) Java Developer
5 8 (8.79%) Desktop Engineer
6 7 (7.69%) Service Desk Analyst
6 7 (7.69%) 3rd Line Support
6 7 (7.69%) Service Analyst
7 6 (6.59%) Systems Engineer
7 6 (6.59%) Desktop Support
7 6 (6.59%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 4 (4.40%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 4 (4.40%) Consultant
8 4 (4.40%) Applications Packager
8 4 (4.40%) 2nd Line Support
8 4 (4.40%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 3 (3.30%) Data Analyst
9 3 (3.30%) Project Manager
9 3 (3.30%) Integration Engineer
9 3 (3.30%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (7.69%) Middleware
1 7 (7.69%) Spring
1 7 (7.69%) Application Packaging
1 7 (7.69%) JPA
1 7 (7.69%) RabbitMQ
1 7 (7.69%) REST
1 7 (7.69%) AngularJS
1 7 (7.69%) Twitter Bootstrap
1 7 (7.69%) HATEOAS
1 7 (7.69%) Spring Boot
2 6 (6.59%) JSON
3 5 (5.49%) .NET
3 5 (5.49%) jQuery
4 4 (4.40%) Software Packaging
5 1 (1.10%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.10%) Web Services
5 1 (1.10%) Swing
5 1 (1.10%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 15 (16.48%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (6.59%) Data Centre
3 4 (4.40%) Client/Server
4 3 (3.30%) NHS
4 3 (3.30%) IVR
4 3 (3.30%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.20%) Mobile Banking
5 2 (2.20%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.20%) CMDB
5 2 (2.20%) Fat Client
5 2 (2.20%) Thin Client
5 2 (2.20%) Clustering
6 1 (1.10%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.10%) Cryptography
6 1 (1.10%) Smartphone
6 1 (1.10%) Statistics
6 1 (1.10%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (1.10%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (1.10%) User Experience
6 1 (1.10%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 57 (62.64%) Windows
2 29 (31.87%) Windows 7
3 28 (30.77%) Windows XP
4 18 (19.78%) Windows Server 2003
5 16 (17.58%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (8.79%) Linux
7 7 (7.69%) Windows 8
8 5 (5.49%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (5.49%) Windows 2000
9 2 (2.20%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (18.68%) ITIL
2 15 (16.48%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (15.38%) Scrum
4 13 (14.29%) Change Management
5 12 (13.19%) API Development
6 10 (10.99%) User Stories
7 9 (9.89%) Migration
7 9 (9.89%) Web Development
7 9 (9.89%) Release Management
8 7 (7.69%) Project Management
8 7 (7.69%) Service Management
8 7 (7.69%) Workflow
8 7 (7.69%) Continuous Integration
8 7 (7.69%) Software Delivery
9 6 (6.59%) Server Building
10 5 (5.49%) Disaster Recovery
10 5 (5.49%) CRM
10 5 (5.49%) Use Case
10 5 (5.49%) Business Analysis
10 5 (5.49%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
Programming Languages
1 43 (47.25%) SQL
2 22 (24.18%) VBScript
3 20 (21.98%) VB
4 14 (15.38%) T-SQL
4 14 (15.38%) Java
5 13 (14.29%) JavaScript
6 10 (10.99%) PowerShell
7 7 (7.69%) Shell Script
8 5 (5.49%) PHP
9 1 (1.10%) C#
Qualifications
1 21 (23.08%) Security Cleared
2 10 (10.99%) SC Cleared
3 8 (8.79%) Microsoft Certification
3 8 (8.79%) Degree
4 6 (6.59%) MCP
4 6 (6.59%) MCSE
5 2 (2.20%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.10%) APMP
6 1 (1.10%) CCNA
6 1 (1.10%) CCA
6 1 (1.10%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (1.10%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (1.10%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (1.10%) MOS
6 1 (1.10%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (10.99%) SLA
2 1 (1.10%) QA
2 1 (1.10%) JSP 440
System Software
1 45 (49.45%) Active Directory
2 12 (13.19%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (13.19%) VMware Workstation
3 7 (7.69%) Docker
4 5 (5.49%) XenApp
4 5 (5.49%) vSphere
5 4 (4.40%) VMware ESX
6 3 (3.30%) Hyper-V
6 3 (3.30%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (3.30%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 2 (2.20%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (1.10%) VMware Server
8 1 (1.10%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 36 (39.56%) SCCM
2 6 (6.59%) SCOM
3 5 (5.49%) OpenView
3 5 (5.49%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 4 (4.40%) MOM
5 3 (3.30%) ARCserve
5 3 (3.30%) Unicenter
5 3 (3.30%) Backup Exec
5 3 (3.30%) WMI
5 3 (3.30%) WSUS
6 2 (2.20%) BMC Marimba
6 2 (2.20%) ServiceCenter
6 2 (2.20%) BladeLogic
6 2 (2.20%) HP Data Protector
6 2 (2.20%) Data Guard
6 2 (2.20%) Legato
6 2 (2.20%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (2.20%) HP SIM
6 2 (2.20%) SAP Afaria
7 1 (1.10%) SCSM
Vendors
1 65 (71.43%) Microsoft
2 31 (34.07%) VMware
3 17 (18.68%) McAfee
4 14 (15.38%) HP
5 8 (8.79%) Citrix
6 7 (7.69%) Oracle
7 5 (5.49%) Lotus
7 5 (5.49%) Cisco
8 3 (3.30%) Remedy
8 3 (3.30%) EMC
8 3 (3.30%) BMC
8 3 (3.30%) CA
8 3 (3.30%) Sophos
8 3 (3.30%) LANDesk
8 3 (3.30%) Altiris
8 3 (3.30%) Lumension
9 2 (2.20%) Brocade
9 2 (2.20%) Symantec
9 2 (2.20%) Peregrine
10 1 (1.10%) CheckPoint
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