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 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Systems Management Server (SMS)
Rank 592 546 503
Rank change year-on-year
-46 -43
Contract jobs citing Systems Management Server (SMS) 32 70 83
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.062% 0.14% 0.17%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.73% 1.61% 2.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 31 35
Average daily rate £325 £270 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.37% -28.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £276 £98 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £459 £398 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £319 £270 £378
% change year-on-year
+18.05% -28.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 3
Average hourly rate £16.10 £55.65 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-71.06% +345.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £20.44 £10.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.72 £55.65 £36.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.10 £55.65 £12.50
% change year-on-year
-71.06% +345.20%

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
4386 4354 3776
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 8.52% 8.43% 7.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 2773 2590 2133
Average daily rate £425 £425 £383
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £363 £340
% change year-on-year
+8.27% +6.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 137 142 140
Average hourly rate £30.00 £19.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+53.84% +2.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £46.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £21.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+62.79% +2.38%

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 February 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)
Top 28 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 February 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 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 -60 32 £325 +54.76% 7
South East -13 15 £350 - 2
Hampshire +2 6 £325 - 1
Basingstoke +3 5 £325 -
East of England +3 5 £331 +29.90%
Buckinghamshire - 5 £513 -
Milton Keynes - 5 £513 -
North East -22 4 £280 -37.98%
Peterlee - 4 £280 -
Durham - 4 £280 -
London -10 3 £480 +104.25% 4
Surrey - 3 - - 1
Weybridge - 3 - -
West Midlands -12 2 £275 +30.95%
Yorkshire - 2 - -
Cambridgeshire - 2 £350 -
Essex - 2 £306 -
South Yorkshire - 2 - -
Cambridge - 2 £350 -
Sheffield - 2 - -
Berkshire -3 1 £375 -
South West -5 1 - - 1
Reading -17 1 £375 -
Telford - 1 - -
Bristol - 1 - - 1
Shropshire - 1 - -
Staffordshire - 1 £275 -
Suffolk - 1 £350 -

Systems Management Server (SMS)
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 59 (88.06%) Microsoft
2 44 (65.67%) Windows
3 33 (49.25%) SQL
4 30 (44.78%) SQL Server
5 24 (35.82%) MS Excel
6 23 (34.33%) SCCM
7 19 (28.36%) Active Directory
8 18 (26.87%) Windows Server 2003
9 17 (25.37%) MS Office
9 17 (25.37%) T-SQL
9 17 (25.37%) Windows 7
10 16 (23.88%) Windows Server 2008
10 16 (23.88%) VMware
10 16 (23.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 15 (22.39%) Business Intelligence
11 15 (22.39%) Security Cleared
12 14 (20.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 14 (20.90%) ITIL
13 13 (19.40%) MS Exchange
13 13 (19.40%) ETL
13 13 (19.40%) SQL Server 2008
14 12 (17.91%) Migration
15 11 (16.42%) Internet
15 11 (16.42%) SAN
15 11 (16.42%) HP
15 11 (16.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 10 (14.93%) VMware Infrastructure
16 10 (14.93%) Hyper-V
16 10 (14.93%) Oracle
16 10 (14.93%) CRM

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

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 13 (19.40%) MS Exchange
2 7 (10.45%) SharePoint
3 6 (8.96%) IIS
4 3 (4.48%) Exchange Server 2003
4 3 (4.48%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (4.48%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.49%) Apache
5 1 (1.49%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (1.49%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (1.49%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.49%) WebLogic
5 1 (1.49%) WebSphere
Applications
1 24 (35.82%) MS Excel
2 17 (25.37%) MS Office
3 6 (8.96%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (7.46%) MS Project
5 3 (4.48%) Acrobat
5 3 (4.48%) MS Visio
6 2 (2.99%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (11.94%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (4.48%) Dynamics GP
3 2 (2.99%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (2.99%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.99%) Google Analytics
2 1 (1.49%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (16.42%) Internet
1 11 (16.42%) SAN
2 7 (10.45%) NAS
2 7 (10.45%) VPN
3 5 (7.46%) Firewall
4 4 (5.97%) iSCSI
4 4 (5.97%) Remote Desktop
4 4 (5.97%) SMTP
4 4 (5.97%) WebEx
5 3 (4.48%) LAN
5 3 (4.48%) TCP/IP
5 3 (4.48%) VoIP
5 3 (4.48%) WAN
6 2 (2.99%) Broadband
6 2 (2.99%) DNS
6 2 (2.99%) HTTP
6 2 (2.99%) PBX
6 2 (2.99%) Unified Communications
7 1 (1.49%) DHCP
7 1 (1.49%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (44.78%) SQL Server
2 16 (23.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 14 (20.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 13 (19.40%) SQL Server 2008
5 11 (16.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 7 (10.45%) Data Warehouse
6 7 (10.45%) SQL Server 2005
7 5 (7.46%) SQL Server 2012
8 3 (4.48%) OLAP
8 3 (4.48%) OLAP Cube
8 3 (4.48%) SQL Server 2014
9 1 (1.49%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 3 (4.48%) Wise Package Studio
2 1 (1.49%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (1.49%) StarTeam
General
1 10 (14.93%) Advertising
2 9 (13.43%) Finance
3 3 (4.48%) Marketing
3 3 (4.48%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.99%) Retail
5 1 (1.49%) Banking
5 1 (1.49%) Legal
5 1 (1.49%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 16 (23.88%) Developer
2 14 (20.90%) SQL Developer
3 12 (17.91%) T-SQL Developer
4 10 (14.93%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 10 (14.93%) Microsoft Developer
5 8 (11.94%) SQL BI Developer
5 8 (11.94%) Support Engineer
6 7 (10.45%) Microsoft BI Developer
7 5 (7.46%) Analyst
7 5 (7.46%) Architect
7 5 (7.46%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 5 (7.46%) Integration Engineer
8 4 (5.97%) Consultant
8 4 (5.97%) Deskside Engineer
8 4 (5.97%) Enterprise Architect
8 4 (5.97%) SQL Server Developer
9 3 (4.48%) Desktop Engineer
9 3 (4.48%) Desktop Support
9 3 (4.48%) Incident Manager
9 3 (4.48%) XML Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (11.94%) .NET
2 5 (7.46%) CSS
3 4 (5.97%) JMS
3 4 (5.97%) SOAP
3 4 (5.97%) XML
4 3 (4.48%) HTML
4 3 (4.48%) MDX
4 3 (4.48%) Software Packaging
5 1 (1.49%) .NET Framework
5 1 (1.49%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 10 (14.93%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (7.46%) Blackberry
2 5 (7.46%) Clustering
2 5 (7.46%) Data Centre
2 5 (7.46%) Management Information System
3 3 (4.48%) IVR
3 3 (4.48%) PDA
4 2 (2.99%) Cryptography
4 2 (2.99%) Driving Licence
4 2 (2.99%) iPad
4 2 (2.99%) Social Media
4 2 (2.99%) Statistics
4 2 (2.99%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (1.49%) CESG
5 1 (1.49%) Data Extraction
5 1 (1.49%) Data Integration
5 1 (1.49%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.49%) iPhone
5 1 (1.49%) Mathematics
5 1 (1.49%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 44 (65.67%) Windows
2 18 (26.87%) Windows Server 2003
3 17 (25.37%) Windows 7
4 16 (23.88%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (13.43%) Windows Server
5 9 (13.43%) Windows XP
6 7 (10.45%) Windows 2000
7 6 (8.96%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (5.97%) Mac OS
8 4 (5.97%) Windows Vista
9 2 (2.99%) Apple iOS
9 2 (2.99%) Linux
9 2 (2.99%) Windows 10
10 1 (1.49%) Android
10 1 (1.49%) Unix
10 1 (1.49%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (1.49%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (22.39%) Business Intelligence
2 14 (20.90%) ITIL
3 13 (19.40%) ETL
4 12 (17.91%) Migration
5 10 (14.93%) CRM
6 7 (10.45%) Data Migration
7 6 (8.96%) ETL Development
7 6 (8.96%) Project Management
8 5 (7.46%) Incident Management
8 5 (7.46%) Software Delivery
9 4 (5.97%) Application Packaging
9 4 (5.97%) Business Analysis
9 4 (5.97%) Disaster Recovery
9 4 (5.97%) DoDAF
9 4 (5.97%) MODAF
9 4 (5.97%) Service Management
9 4 (5.97%) TOGAF
9 4 (5.97%) Zachman Framework
10 3 (4.48%) ITSM
10 3 (4.48%) UML
Programming Languages
1 33 (49.25%) SQL
2 17 (25.37%) T-SQL
3 9 (13.43%) PowerShell
3 9 (13.43%) VBScript
4 8 (11.94%) VB
5 2 (2.99%) C
6 1 (1.49%) C#
6 1 (1.49%) C++
6 1 (1.49%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
6 1 (1.49%) Java
Qualifications
1 15 (22.39%) Security Cleared
2 6 (8.96%) SC Cleared
3 4 (5.97%) MCP
4 3 (4.48%) DV Cleared
5 2 (2.99%) APMG
5 2 (2.99%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (2.99%) MCSE
5 2 (2.99%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (1.49%) CCNA
6 1 (1.49%) CCSP
6 1 (1.49%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (1.49%) ISEB
6 1 (1.49%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (1.49%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.96%) SLA
2 1 (1.49%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 19 (28.36%) Active Directory
2 10 (14.93%) Hyper-V
2 10 (14.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (5.97%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 4 (5.97%) VMware ESX
3 4 (5.97%) vSphere
3 4 (5.97%) XenApp
4 1 (1.49%) ISA Server
4 1 (1.49%) MetaFrame
4 1 (1.49%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (1.49%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 23 (34.33%) SCCM
2 4 (5.97%) OpenView
2 4 (5.97%) WSUS
3 3 (4.48%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 3 (4.48%) Unicenter
4 2 (2.99%) Backup Exec
4 2 (2.99%) HP Data Protector
4 2 (2.99%) HP SIM
4 2 (2.99%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (2.99%) ServiceCenter
5 1 (1.49%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 59 (88.06%) Microsoft
2 16 (23.88%) VMware
3 11 (16.42%) HP
4 10 (14.93%) Oracle
5 9 (13.43%) Citrix
6 4 (5.97%) Bomgar
6 4 (5.97%) StorageTek
6 4 (5.97%) Sun
7 3 (4.48%) Adobe
7 3 (4.48%) arcserve
7 3 (4.48%) Brocade
7 3 (4.48%) CA
7 3 (4.48%) Cisco
7 3 (4.48%) Intel Security
7 3 (4.48%) Lumension
7 3 (4.48%) Remedy
8 2 (2.99%) Google
8 2 (2.99%) IBM
8 2 (2.99%) Sophos
8 2 (2.99%) Symantec
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