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 25 July 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
25 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Systems Management Server (SMS)
Rank 587 593 539
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -54
Contract jobs citing Systems Management Server (SMS) 74 49 71
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.086% 0.13%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.22% 1.00% 1.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 18 44
Median daily rate £260 £350 £296
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.71% +18.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £214 £177
10% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £391 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £253 £298 £320
% change year-on-year
-15.12% -7.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 10 10
Median hourly rate £32.50 £19.03 £18.78
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+70.78% +1.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.00 £15.70 £13.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £21.00 £31.77
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £19.03 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+70.78% +15.33%

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
6088 4889 4421
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 11.27% 8.58% 8.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 4004 3003 2581
Median daily rate £450 £400 £378
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +5.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £376 £338
% change year-on-year
+6.33% +11.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 124 143 132
Median hourly rate £28.50 £21.25 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.13% +11.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £13.03 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.28 £41.25 £30.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.75 £21.50 £19.25
% change year-on-year
+33.72% +11.68%

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 25 July 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 25 July 2016.

Systems Management Server (SMS) Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Systems Management Server (SMS)
Top 27 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 25 July 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
(Click see detailed
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 +18 67 £240 -31.42% 5
North East -4 46 £230 +15.00%
Tyne and Wear +1 45 £233 -
Newcastle upon Tyne -1 45 £233 -
South East +8 13 £363 -6.45% 3
Scotland +4 7 £275 +189.47% 2
Berkshire +1 6 £375 -
Renfrewshire -17 6 £275 -
Erskine - 6 £275 -
Hampshire +2 4 £305 -23.75% 2
London -19 4 £451 +28.78% 2
North West +8 3 £235 +6.81%
Basingstoke - 3 £260 -
Manchester -9 2 £350 -
Surrey - 2 £348 - 1
Bury - 2 £350 -
City of London +45 1 £402 +8.88%
East of England +20 1 - -
Reading +6 1 £375 -
Essex +6 1 - -
Cheshire +2 1 £120 -
Warrington -1 1 £120 -
Lewes - 1 £413 -
Colchester - 1 - -
Hook - 1 £350 - 2
Guildford - 1 £400 -
East Sussex - 1 £413 -

Systems Management Server (SMS)
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 July 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).

1 144 (97.96%) Microsoft
2 132 (89.80%) Windows
3 94 (63.95%) SCCM
4 93 (63.27%) Active Directory
5 84 (57.14%) DNS
5 84 (57.14%) DHCP
6 83 (56.46%) VMware
7 60 (40.82%) Software Delivery
8 57 (38.78%) Citrix
9 56 (38.10%) AppSense
9 56 (38.10%) XenApp
10 54 (36.73%) Security Cleared
11 53 (36.05%) PowerShell
11 53 (36.05%) Windows 7
11 53 (36.05%) Microsoft App-V
11 53 (36.05%) Windows Server
12 47 (31.97%) SQL
13 44 (29.93%) MS Excel
14 42 (28.57%) XenServer
14 42 (28.57%) XenDesktop
15 41 (27.89%) SC Cleared
15 41 (27.89%) VBScript
16 40 (27.21%) Hyper-V
16 40 (27.21%) Computer Science
17 39 (26.53%) VB
18 37 (25.17%) OpenView Configuration Management
18 37 (25.17%) Degree
19 35 (23.81%) TCP/IP
20 34 (23.13%) Microsoft Certification
21 33 (22.45%) BPSS Clearance

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 30 (20.41%) MS Exchange
2 20 (13.61%) Skype for Business
3 19 (12.93%) Exchange Server 2010
4 13 (8.84%) SharePoint
5 10 (6.80%) Exchange Server 2003
6 5 (3.40%) OpenStack
7 4 (2.72%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.68%) IIS
8 1 (0.68%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.68%) Umbraco
Applications
1 44 (29.93%) MS Excel
2 28 (19.05%) MS Office
3 12 (8.16%) MS Project
4 4 (2.72%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (2.72%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.68%) Acrobat
5 1 (0.68%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (1.36%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.68%) nopCommerce
2 1 (0.68%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 7 (4.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.68%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 84 (57.14%) DHCP
1 84 (57.14%) DNS
2 35 (23.81%) TCP/IP
3 18 (12.24%) SNMP
3 18 (12.24%) SSL
4 17 (11.56%) IPsec
5 16 (10.88%) VPN
6 15 (10.20%) HTTP
6 15 (10.20%) IPv6
6 15 (10.20%) Software-Defined Networking
7 10 (6.80%) 3G
7 10 (6.80%) Wi-Fi
8 9 (6.12%) BGP
9 2 (1.36%) Firewall
9 2 (1.36%) Intrusion Detection
9 2 (1.36%) MPLS
9 2 (1.36%) Remote Desktop
9 2 (1.36%) VLAN
9 2 (1.36%) WebEx
9 2 (1.36%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (5.44%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.04%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (2.04%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (2.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (1.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (1.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.68%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.68%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.68%) MySQL
4 1 (0.68%) QlikView
4 1 (0.68%) Redis
4 1 (0.68%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 24 (16.33%) MSI
2 2 (1.36%) InstallShield
2 2 (1.36%) Mercurial
2 2 (1.36%) TestDirector
2 2 (1.36%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.68%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.68%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 15 (10.20%) Marketing
2 4 (2.72%) Finance
3 2 (1.36%) Multimedia
4 1 (0.68%) Back Office
4 1 (0.68%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 27 (18.37%) Support Engineer
2 26 (17.69%) Desktop Engineer
3 19 (12.93%) Desktop Support
4 17 (11.56%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 12 (8.16%) Build Engineer
6 10 (6.80%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 9 (6.12%) Network Engineer
8 8 (5.44%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 7 (4.76%) 2nd Line Support
9 7 (4.76%) Network Support
9 7 (4.76%) Network Support Engineer
9 7 (4.76%) SCCM Engineer
10 6 (4.08%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
10 6 (4.08%) Consultant
11 5 (3.40%) Analyst
11 5 (3.40%) Developer
11 5 (3.40%) Integration Engineer
11 5 (3.40%) Project Manager
12 4 (2.72%) 3rd Line Support
12 4 (2.72%) Azure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (11.56%) CSS
2 11 (7.48%) .NET
3 9 (6.12%) XML
4 2 (1.36%) 802.1X
4 2 (1.36%) AngularJS
4 2 (1.36%) ASP.NET
4 2 (1.36%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (1.36%) CSS3
4 2 (1.36%) HTML
4 2 (1.36%) HTML5
4 2 (1.36%) jQuery
4 2 (1.36%) JSON
5 1 (0.68%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (0.68%) Middleware
5 1 (0.68%) RabbitMQ
5 1 (0.68%) SignalR
Miscellaneous
1 40 (27.21%) Computer Science
2 15 (10.20%) Public Cloud
3 13 (8.84%) Data Centre
4 11 (7.48%) Enterprise Storage
4 11 (7.48%) Replication
5 10 (6.80%) Fat Client
5 10 (6.80%) Thin Client
6 8 (5.44%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (2.72%) Management Information System
8 3 (2.04%) Driving Licence
9 2 (1.36%) Blackberry
9 2 (1.36%) IVR
9 2 (1.36%) Mathematics
9 2 (1.36%) PKI
9 2 (1.36%) Video Conferencing
10 1 (0.68%) AS400
10 1 (0.68%) Clustering
10 1 (0.68%) Inversion of Control
10 1 (0.68%) Mainframe
10 1 (0.68%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 132 (89.80%) Windows
2 53 (36.05%) Windows 7
2 53 (36.05%) Windows Server
3 30 (20.41%) Windows Server 2003
4 23 (15.65%) Windows Server 2008
5 16 (10.88%) Windows 8
6 13 (8.84%) Linux
7 11 (7.48%) Apple iOS
7 11 (7.48%) Windows Vista
8 10 (6.80%) Mac OS
8 10 (6.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 9 (6.12%) Ubuntu
10 7 (4.76%) Windows 10
11 6 (4.08%) Windows XP
12 5 (3.40%) Windows Server 2012
13 2 (1.36%) Solaris
14 1 (0.68%) HPUX
14 1 (0.68%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.68%) Unix
14 1 (0.68%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (40.82%) Software Delivery
2 32 (21.77%) ITIL
3 26 (17.69%) Unit Testing
4 19 (12.93%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 18 (12.24%) Software Distribution
6 16 (10.88%) Load Balancing
6 16 (10.88%) Presales
7 15 (10.20%) Mentoring
7 15 (10.20%) Process Improvement
7 15 (10.20%) Workflow
8 13 (8.84%) Software Deployment
9 11 (7.48%) Server Building
10 10 (6.80%) Information Security
11 9 (6.12%) Change Management
11 9 (6.12%) Incident Management
11 9 (6.12%) Software Testing
12 8 (5.44%) Problem Management
12 8 (5.44%) Service Management
13 6 (4.08%) Project Management
14 5 (3.40%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 53 (36.05%) PowerShell
2 47 (31.97%) SQL
3 41 (27.89%) VBScript
4 39 (26.53%) VB
5 26 (17.69%) T-SQL
6 11 (7.48%) C
6 11 (7.48%) C#
7 9 (6.12%) C++
8 2 (1.36%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 54 (36.73%) Security Cleared
2 41 (27.89%) SC Cleared
3 37 (25.17%) Degree
4 34 (23.13%) Microsoft Certification
5 33 (22.45%) BPSS Clearance
6 30 (20.41%) MCSA
7 16 (10.88%) MCSE
8 12 (8.16%) MCSD
9 8 (5.44%) MCP
10 6 (4.08%) DV Cleared
11 2 (1.36%) CCNA
11 2 (1.36%) CCNP
11 2 (1.36%) Cisco Certification
12 1 (0.68%) APMG
12 1 (0.68%) CISM
12 1 (0.68%) CISSP
12 1 (0.68%) CRISC
12 1 (0.68%) HND
12 1 (0.68%) MCDBA
12 1 (0.68%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (21.77%) Disclosure Scotland
2 15 (10.20%) SLA
3 2 (1.36%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 93 (63.27%) Active Directory
2 56 (38.10%) XenApp
3 53 (36.05%) Microsoft App-V
4 42 (28.57%) XenDesktop
4 42 (28.57%) XenServer
5 40 (27.21%) Hyper-V
6 23 (15.65%) VMware Infrastructure
7 2 (1.36%) Virtual Desktop
7 2 (1.36%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 94 (63.95%) SCCM
2 37 (25.17%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 3 (2.04%) WSUS
4 2 (1.36%) Unicenter
5 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (0.68%) OpenView
5 1 (0.68%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 144 (97.96%) Microsoft
2 83 (56.46%) VMware
3 57 (38.78%) Citrix
4 56 (38.10%) AppSense
5 30 (20.41%) Altiris
6 23 (15.65%) HP
7 10 (6.80%) Apple
7 10 (6.80%) Red Hat
7 10 (6.80%) ThinPrint
8 9 (6.12%) Oracle
9 4 (2.72%) Cisco
9 4 (2.72%) Lotus
10 3 (2.04%) Facebook
10 3 (2.04%) SAP
11 2 (1.36%) Bomgar
11 2 (1.36%) CA
11 2 (1.36%) CheckPoint
11 2 (1.36%) Palo Alto
11 2 (1.36%) Twitter
12 1 (0.68%) Remedy
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