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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Systems Management Server (SMS)
Rank 500 488 470
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -18
Contract jobs citing Systems Management Server (SMS) 78 69 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.14% 0.15%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.91% 1.93% 2.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 35 40
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£230 £360 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-36.11% +22.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £107 £233 £97
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £270 £400 £264
% change year-on-year
-32.50% +51.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 4
Average hourly rate £55.65 £26.50 £13.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+110.00% +92.72%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £55.65 £26.50 £13.75
% change year-on-year
+110.00% +92.72%

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
4081 3571 2905
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 8.05% 7.33% 6.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 2480 2077 1571
Average daily rate £425 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.67% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £223 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £335 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.20% -4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 129 145 199
Average hourly rate £21.50 £19.75 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.86% -21.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £32.88 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £21.75 £25.75
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -15.53%

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 23 January 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 23 January 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 -8 69 £201 -40.37% 16
South East -7 24 £350 +27.27% 4
London +4 22 £223 -36.42% 6
Cheshire +16 13 £110 -
North West +7 13 £110 - 3
Warrington 0 13 £110 -
Reading +16 9 - - 3
Berkshire +8 9 - - 3
Scotland -17 6 £270 -28.00%
Hampshire -18 6 - -
East of England +11 5 £255 +155.00% 1
Hertfordshire - 5 £255 - 1
City of London +11 3 £275 -26.27% 1
West Midlands 0 3 £206 -54.41%
Glasgow -10 3 £270 -
Hemel Hempstead - 3 £110 -
Basingstoke - 3 - -
Buckinghamshire -9 2 - -
Gloucestershire -26 2 £325 +18.18%
South West -26 2 £325 +18.18% 1
Andover - 2 - -
Milton Keynes - 2 - -
Wolverhampton - 1 £203 -
Lancashire - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
Surrey - - - -
Wiltshire - - - - 1
Essex - - - -
Witney - - - -
Woking - - - -

Systems Management Server (SMS)
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 January 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).

1 144 (83.72%) Microsoft
2 117 (68.02%) Windows
3 90 (52.33%) Active Directory
4 74 (43.02%) MS Excel
5 67 (38.95%) SCCM
6 65 (37.79%) Windows Server 2008
6 65 (37.79%) Windows Server 2003
7 64 (37.21%) VMware
8 63 (36.63%) MS Office
9 62 (36.05%) Security Cleared
10 52 (30.23%) VMware Infrastructure
11 50 (29.07%) Windows 7
12 48 (27.91%) HP
13 44 (25.58%) Windows XP
13 44 (25.58%) SC Cleared
14 43 (25.00%) ITIL
15 41 (23.84%) SQL
16 38 (22.09%) SLA
17 36 (20.93%) Service Management
18 35 (20.35%) DNS
18 35 (20.35%) MCP
19 33 (19.19%) IBM Notes
19 33 (19.19%) Lotus
20 32 (18.60%) MS Exchange
21 31 (18.02%) OpenView Configuration Management
22 29 (16.86%) Citrix
22 29 (16.86%) DHCP
23 27 (15.70%) Altiris
23 27 (15.70%) PowerShell
24 25 (14.53%) OpenView

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

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 33 (19.19%) IBM Notes
2 32 (18.60%) MS Exchange
3 19 (11.05%) SharePoint
4 18 (10.47%) Exchange Server 2003
5 11 (6.40%) IIS
6 8 (4.65%) BizTalk Server
7 7 (4.07%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 7 (4.07%) OpenStack
8 6 (3.49%) Exchange Server 2010
8 6 (3.49%) SharePoint Server
9 5 (2.91%) Lotus Domino
10 3 (1.74%) Documentum
10 3 (1.74%) Exchange Server 2013
11 1 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 74 (43.02%) MS Excel
2 63 (36.63%) MS Office
3 16 (9.30%) MS Project
4 6 (3.49%) MS Visio
5 3 (1.74%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.58%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (1.16%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (1.16%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.58%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 7 (4.07%) Cloud Computing
2 5 (2.91%) Office 365
3 3 (1.74%) OpenShift
4 1 (0.58%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 35 (20.35%) DNS
2 29 (16.86%) DHCP
3 17 (9.88%) Firewall
4 16 (9.30%) SAN
5 14 (8.14%) WAN
6 13 (7.56%) LAN
7 11 (6.40%) TCP/IP
8 10 (5.81%) NAS
8 10 (5.81%) Broadband
9 6 (3.49%) Junos
9 6 (3.49%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 6 (3.49%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 6 (3.49%) Network Security
9 6 (3.49%) Cisco IOS
9 6 (3.49%) Cisco ASA
9 6 (3.49%) SMTP
9 6 (3.49%) SSL
10 5 (2.91%) PBX
10 5 (2.91%) VoIP
10 5 (2.91%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (11.05%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.49%) SQL Server 2005
3 5 (2.91%) MySQL
3 5 (2.91%) SQL Server 2000
4 4 (2.33%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (1.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (1.74%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 3 (1.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (1.16%) Relational Database
6 2 (1.16%) Oracle Database
6 2 (1.16%) OLAP Cube
6 2 (1.16%) QlikView
6 2 (1.16%) Oracle OLAP
6 2 (1.16%) OLAP
6 2 (1.16%) MS Access
6 2 (1.16%) Data Mining
6 2 (1.16%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.16%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (1.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.58%) IDOL
Development Applications
1 12 (6.98%) MSI
1 12 (6.98%) StarTeam
2 2 (1.16%) Wise Package Studio
2 2 (1.16%) QuickTest Pro
2 2 (1.16%) LoadRunner
3 1 (0.58%) Eclipse
3 1 (0.58%) InstallShield
General
1 17 (9.88%) Telecoms
2 11 (6.40%) Finance
3 5 (2.91%) Banking
4 4 (2.33%) Investment Banking
4 4 (2.33%) French Language
5 2 (1.16%) Front Office
6 1 (0.58%) Dutch Language
6 1 (0.58%) German Language
6 1 (0.58%) Spanish Language
6 1 (0.58%) Marketing
6 1 (0.58%) Multimedia
6 1 (0.58%) Retail
6 1 (0.58%) Publishing
6 1 (0.58%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 40 (23.26%) Analyst
2 26 (15.12%) Service Analyst
2 26 (15.12%) Service Desk Analyst
3 16 (9.30%) Build Engineer
4 13 (7.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 13 (7.56%) Consultant
5 10 (5.81%) Administrator
5 10 (5.81%) Support Engineer
6 8 (4.65%) Integration Engineer
7 7 (4.07%) Desktop Engineer
7 7 (4.07%) SCCM Engineer
8 6 (3.49%) 2nd Line Support
8 6 (3.49%) 3rd Line Support
8 6 (3.49%) Network Engineer
9 5 (2.91%) Messaging Analyst
9 5 (2.91%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 5 (2.91%) Architect
9 5 (2.91%) Desktop Support
10 4 (2.33%) SCCM Specialist
10 4 (2.33%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.91%) Application Packaging
2 3 (1.74%) .NET
3 2 (1.16%) Software Packaging
3 2 (1.16%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.58%) JSON
4 1 (0.58%) Spring
4 1 (0.58%) WSH
4 1 (0.58%) XML
4 1 (0.58%) HTML
4 1 (0.58%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 19 (11.05%) Replication
2 14 (8.14%) Enterprise Storage
3 12 (6.98%) Management Information System
4 11 (6.40%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (5.23%) Open Source
6 8 (4.65%) Clustering
7 6 (3.49%) Cryptography
8 4 (2.33%) Blackberry
8 4 (2.33%) Client/Server
9 3 (1.74%) Data Protection Act
9 3 (1.74%) PKI
9 3 (1.74%) Thin Client
9 3 (1.74%) Fat Client
10 2 (1.16%) Algorithms
10 2 (1.16%) iPhone
10 2 (1.16%) iPad
10 2 (1.16%) Smartphone
11 1 (0.58%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 117 (68.02%) Windows
2 65 (37.79%) Windows Server 2008
2 65 (37.79%) Windows Server 2003
3 50 (29.07%) Windows 7
4 44 (25.58%) Windows XP
5 17 (9.88%) Windows Vista
6 16 (9.30%) Windows Server 2012
7 15 (8.72%) Windows 2000
8 14 (8.14%) Windows 8
9 12 (6.98%) Linux
10 7 (4.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 6 (3.49%) Windows 2000 Server
11 6 (3.49%) Windows NT
11 6 (3.49%) UNIX
12 1 (0.58%) Solaris
12 1 (0.58%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (25.00%) ITIL
2 36 (20.93%) Service Management
3 17 (9.88%) Migration
4 15 (8.72%) Configuration Management
5 13 (7.56%) Unit Testing
5 13 (7.56%) Time Management
5 13 (7.56%) Software Deployment
5 13 (7.56%) Service Delivery
6 11 (6.40%) Project Management
7 10 (5.81%) Disaster Recovery
8 9 (5.23%) Change Management
8 9 (5.23%) Network Management
9 7 (4.07%) System Testing
9 7 (4.07%) Mentoring
9 7 (4.07%) Coaching
10 6 (3.49%) Network Monitoring
10 6 (3.49%) Data Protection
10 6 (3.49%) Load Balancing
10 6 (3.49%) Network Design
10 6 (3.49%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 41 (23.84%) SQL
2 27 (15.70%) PowerShell
3 20 (11.63%) VBScript
4 19 (11.05%) VB
5 7 (4.07%) Shell Script
6 3 (1.74%) C#
7 1 (0.58%) C
7 1 (0.58%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.58%) Java
7 1 (0.58%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.58%) Perl
7 1 (0.58%) PHP
7 1 (0.58%) VB.NET
7 1 (0.58%) VBA
7 1 (0.58%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 62 (36.05%) Security Cleared
2 44 (25.58%) SC Cleared
3 35 (20.35%) MCP
4 19 (11.05%) Microsoft Certification
5 17 (9.88%) MCSE
6 16 (9.30%) DV Cleared
7 7 (4.07%) RHCA
7 7 (4.07%) RHCE
7 7 (4.07%) RHCSA
8 6 (3.49%) Degree
9 4 (2.33%) CCNA
9 4 (2.33%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.58%) ISTQB
10 1 (0.58%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (0.58%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (0.58%) ISEB
10 1 (0.58%) AAT
10 1 (0.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (22.09%) SLA
2 6 (3.49%) JSP 440
2 6 (3.49%) QA
3 1 (0.58%) P3O
System Software
1 90 (52.33%) Active Directory
2 52 (30.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (12.79%) Hyper-V
4 14 (8.14%) Microsoft App-V
5 13 (7.56%) vSphere
6 11 (6.40%) Terminal Services
6 11 (6.40%) XenApp
7 9 (5.23%) VMware ESX
7 9 (5.23%) VMware ESXi
8 8 (4.65%) XenDesktop
8 8 (4.65%) ISA Server
8 8 (4.65%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 3 (1.74%) Terminal Server
9 3 (1.74%) MetaFrame
9 3 (1.74%) Novell eDirectory
9 3 (1.74%) UAG
10 2 (1.16%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 2 (1.16%) XenServer
10 2 (1.16%) IAG
10 2 (1.16%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 67 (38.95%) SCCM
2 31 (18.02%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 25 (14.53%) OpenView
4 14 (8.14%) SCOM
5 9 (5.23%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 8 (4.65%) Norton AntiVirus
6 8 (4.65%) BladeLogic
7 6 (3.49%) WhatsUp Gold
8 5 (2.91%) Backup Exec
9 4 (2.33%) BMC Marimba
10 3 (1.74%) MOM
10 3 (1.74%) Legato
10 3 (1.74%) Data Guard
10 3 (1.74%) HP Data Protector
10 3 (1.74%) SCOrch
11 2 (1.16%) HP SIM
11 2 (1.16%) SCSM
11 2 (1.16%) SAP Afaria
11 2 (1.16%) HP Quality Center
11 2 (1.16%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 144 (83.72%) Microsoft
2 64 (37.21%) VMware
3 48 (27.91%) HP
4 33 (19.19%) Lotus
5 29 (16.86%) Citrix
6 27 (15.70%) Altiris
7 23 (13.37%) Oracle
8 16 (9.30%) Symantec
9 13 (7.56%) Cisco
10 10 (5.81%) EMC
11 9 (5.23%) CheckPoint
11 9 (5.23%) McAfee
12 8 (4.65%) Borland
13 7 (4.07%) Red Hat
13 7 (4.07%) Intel
13 7 (4.07%) Juniper
13 7 (4.07%) F5
14 6 (3.49%) 3PAR
14 6 (3.49%) TippingPoint
15 5 (2.91%) BMC
Reading, Berkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £55.65 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago