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 3 September 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Systems Management Server (SMS)
Rank 587 528 521
Rank change year-on-year
-59 -7
Contract jobs citing Systems Management Server (SMS) 43 88 78
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.074% 0.16% 0.15%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.91% 1.97% 1.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 50 49
Average daily rate
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£320 £296 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.29% -7.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £194 £116
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £453 £334
UK excluding London average daily rate £200 £313 £273
% change year-on-year
-36.15% +14.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 16 7
Average hourly rate £19.03 £20.06 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.13% -8.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.40 £14.49 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.42 £27.50 £30.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.03 £17.50 £17.25
% change year-on-year
+8.74% +1.44%

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
4746 4478 4040
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 8.13% 7.92% 7.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 2921 2652 2350
Average daily rate £413 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £212
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 171 160 156
Average hourly rate £21.00 £19.25 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.80 £11.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.39 £45.00 £40.51
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.07 £20.06 £21.75
% change year-on-year
+5.04% -7.77%

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 3 September 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 3 September 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 -36 37 £329 +14.34% 18
South East -15 12 £219 -42.36% 2
London -18 12 £345 +19.48% 8
Berkshire - 8 - - 1
Wiltshire +2 5 - -
Swindon 0 5 - -
South West -10 5 - - 1
Scotland -25 3 £95 -66.07% 2
Bracknell - 3 - -
Reading - 3 - -
Hampshire -7 2 £100 -73.62%
Wales -12 2 £155 -60.00%
Lancashire -20 2 £260 +15.55%
North East -24 2 £200 -55.55%
Blackpool -27 2 £260 +15.55%
North West -44 2 £260 +121.27% 2
Yorkshire - 2 - - 2
Peterlee - 2 £200 -
West Yorkshire - 2 - - 1
Durham - 2 £200 -
Glasgow +12 1 - - 2
Surrey -3 1 £338 -20.58% 1
Renfrewshire -5 1 - -
Dundee - 1 £95 -
Essex - 1 £388 -
East of England - 1 £388 - 3
Oxfordshire - 1 - -
Harlow - 1 £388 -
Petersfield - 1 £100 -
Halifax - 1 - - 1

Systems Management Server (SMS)
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 62 (72.94%) Microsoft
2 56 (65.88%) Windows
3 40 (47.06%) Active Directory
4 39 (45.88%) SQL
5 35 (41.18%) SCCM
6 34 (40.00%) MS Excel
7 27 (31.76%) Windows 7
8 26 (30.59%) Windows XP
9 24 (28.24%) VMware
10 22 (25.88%) VBScript
11 20 (23.53%) MS Office
12 18 (21.18%) SQL Server
13 17 (20.00%) VB
13 17 (20.00%) McAfee
14 16 (18.82%) Windows Server 2003
14 16 (18.82%) Security Cleared
15 15 (17.65%) Windows Server 2008
15 15 (17.65%) ITIL
16 14 (16.47%) T-SQL
16 14 (16.47%) Agile Software Development
16 14 (16.47%) Analytical Skills
17 13 (15.29%) JavaScript
18 12 (14.12%) Java
18 12 (14.12%) Scrum
18 12 (14.12%) Relational Database
18 12 (14.12%) GitHub
18 12 (14.12%) API Development
19 11 (12.94%) PowerShell
19 11 (12.94%) IIS
19 11 (12.94%) Change Management

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

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 (12.94%) IIS
2 7 (8.24%) MS Exchange
3 4 (4.71%) SharePoint
4 3 (3.53%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (2.35%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (1.18%) Confluence
6 1 (1.18%) IBM Notes
6 1 (1.18%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (1.18%) CMS
6 1 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 34 (40.00%) MS Excel
2 20 (23.53%) MS Office
3 2 (2.35%) MS Project
3 2 (2.35%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (2.35%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (1.18%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (3.53%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (3.53%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (2.35%) Oracle CRM
3 1 (1.18%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 12 (14.12%) GitHub
2 2 (2.35%) IaaS
2 2 (2.35%) SaaS
3 1 (1.18%) Office 365
3 1 (1.18%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 8 (9.41%) DNS
2 7 (8.24%) TCP/IP
3 6 (7.06%) SAN
4 5 (5.88%) DHCP
5 4 (4.71%) VPN
5 4 (4.71%) LAN
5 4 (4.71%) HTTP
6 3 (3.53%) WAN
6 3 (3.53%) Internet
7 2 (2.35%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (2.35%) IPsec
7 2 (2.35%) FTP
7 2 (2.35%) Network Security
7 2 (2.35%) Unified Communications
7 2 (2.35%) Software-Defined Networking
7 2 (2.35%) WebEx
8 1 (1.18%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 1 (1.18%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 1 (1.18%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (1.18%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (21.18%) SQL Server
2 12 (14.12%) Relational Database
3 3 (3.53%) Big Data
3 3 (3.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (2.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (2.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (1.18%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.18%) MySQL
5 1 (1.18%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 7 (8.24%) Git (software)
1 7 (8.24%) Jenkins
2 6 (7.06%) MSI
3 2 (2.35%) Wise Package Studio
4 1 (1.18%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.18%) InstallShield
4 1 (1.18%) AdminStudio
4 1 (1.18%) JIRA
General
1 8 (9.41%) Finance
2 6 (7.06%) Telecoms
3 4 (4.71%) Marketing
4 2 (2.35%) Legal
4 2 (2.35%) Advertising
4 2 (2.35%) Banking
4 2 (2.35%) Retail
5 1 (1.18%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.18%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.18%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 15 (17.65%) Support Engineer
2 14 (16.47%) Developer
3 9 (10.59%) Java Developer
4 8 (9.41%) Desktop Engineer
4 8 (9.41%) Analyst
5 6 (7.06%) Desktop Support
5 6 (7.06%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 5 (5.88%) Applications Packager
6 5 (5.88%) 2nd Line Support
6 5 (5.88%) 3rd Line Support
6 5 (5.88%) Systems Engineer
7 4 (4.71%) Consultant
7 4 (4.71%) Network Engineer
7 4 (4.71%) Service Analyst
7 4 (4.71%) Service Desk Analyst
7 4 (4.71%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 3 (3.53%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 3 (3.53%) Data Analyst
8 3 (3.53%) Network Support
8 3 (3.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (8.24%) Middleware
1 7 (8.24%) Spring
1 7 (8.24%) Application Packaging
1 7 (8.24%) JPA
1 7 (8.24%) RabbitMQ
1 7 (8.24%) REST
1 7 (8.24%) AngularJS
1 7 (8.24%) Twitter Bootstrap
1 7 (8.24%) HATEOAS
1 7 (8.24%) Spring Boot
2 6 (7.06%) JSON
2 6 (7.06%) .NET
3 5 (5.88%) jQuery
4 4 (4.71%) CSS
5 3 (3.53%) Software Packaging
6 2 (2.35%) HTML
6 2 (2.35%) ASP.NET
6 2 (2.35%) XML
7 1 (1.18%) Swing
7 1 (1.18%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 14 (16.47%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (9.41%) Data Centre
3 5 (5.88%) Management Information System
4 3 (3.53%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.35%) CMDB
5 2 (2.35%) Fat Client
5 2 (2.35%) User Experience
5 2 (2.35%) Public Cloud
5 2 (2.35%) Clustering
5 2 (2.35%) Client/Server
5 2 (2.35%) Thin Client
5 2 (2.35%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.18%) NHS
6 1 (1.18%) IVR
6 1 (1.18%) Cryptography
6 1 (1.18%) Smartphone
6 1 (1.18%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (1.18%) Social Media
6 1 (1.18%) iPad
6 1 (1.18%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 56 (65.88%) Windows
2 27 (31.76%) Windows 7
3 26 (30.59%) Windows XP
4 16 (18.82%) Windows Server 2003
5 15 (17.65%) Windows Server 2008
6 10 (11.76%) Linux
7 7 (8.24%) Windows 8
8 5 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (4.71%) Windows 2000
10 2 (2.35%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (1.18%) Mac OS
11 1 (1.18%) Windows Vista
11 1 (1.18%) Android
11 1 (1.18%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (17.65%) ITIL
2 14 (16.47%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (14.12%) Scrum
3 12 (14.12%) API Development
4 11 (12.94%) Change Management
5 10 (11.76%) Workflow
5 10 (11.76%) User Stories
6 9 (10.59%) Migration
6 9 (10.59%) Web Development
6 9 (10.59%) Release Management
7 7 (8.24%) Software Delivery
7 7 (8.24%) Continuous Integration
8 6 (7.06%) Project Management
8 6 (7.06%) CRM
9 5 (5.88%) Business Intelligence
9 5 (5.88%) Business Analysis
9 5 (5.88%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
9 5 (5.88%) Use Case
10 4 (4.71%) Mentoring
10 4 (4.71%) Software Distribution
Programming Languages
1 39 (45.88%) SQL
2 22 (25.88%) VBScript
3 17 (20.00%) VB
4 14 (16.47%) T-SQL
5 13 (15.29%) JavaScript
6 12 (14.12%) Java
7 11 (12.94%) PowerShell
8 7 (8.24%) Shell Script
9 5 (5.88%) PHP
10 3 (3.53%) C#
11 2 (2.35%) C++
11 2 (2.35%) C
12 1 (1.18%) X++
Qualifications
1 16 (18.82%) Security Cleared
2 10 (11.76%) Microsoft Certification
3 8 (9.41%) Degree
4 7 (8.24%) MCSE
5 5 (5.88%) SC Cleared
6 3 (3.53%) MCP
7 2 (2.35%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 2 (2.35%) APMP
8 1 (1.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (1.18%) CCNA
8 1 (1.18%) ISEB
8 1 (1.18%) CCA
8 1 (1.18%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (1.18%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (1.18%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (1.18%) MOS
8 1 (1.18%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.88%) SLA
2 1 (1.18%) QA
2 1 (1.18%) JSP 440
System Software
1 40 (47.06%) Active Directory
2 10 (11.76%) VMware Workstation
3 8 (9.41%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (8.24%) Docker
5 5 (5.88%) Hyper-V
6 4 (4.71%) Microsoft App-V
6 4 (4.71%) vSphere
7 3 (3.53%) VMware ESX
7 3 (3.53%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 3 (3.53%) XenApp
8 2 (2.35%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (1.18%) ISA Server
9 1 (1.18%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 35 (41.18%) SCCM
2 5 (5.88%) SCOM
3 4 (4.71%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 3 (3.53%) Backup Exec
4 3 (3.53%) WMI
4 3 (3.53%) WSUS
5 2 (2.35%) BMC Marimba
5 2 (2.35%) ServiceCenter
5 2 (2.35%) BladeLogic
5 2 (2.35%) HP Data Protector
5 2 (2.35%) ARCserve
5 2 (2.35%) MOM
5 2 (2.35%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (2.35%) Unicenter
5 2 (2.35%) HP SIM
5 2 (2.35%) SAP Afaria
6 1 (1.18%) NetVault Backup
6 1 (1.18%) Legato
6 1 (1.18%) OpenView
6 1 (1.18%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 62 (72.94%) Microsoft
2 24 (28.24%) VMware
3 17 (20.00%) McAfee
4 9 (10.59%) HP
5 8 (9.41%) Citrix
6 7 (8.24%) Oracle
7 5 (5.88%) Cisco
8 4 (4.71%) Remedy
9 3 (3.53%) Sophos
9 3 (3.53%) LANDesk
9 3 (3.53%) BMC
10 2 (2.35%) CA
10 2 (2.35%) NetApp
10 2 (2.35%) Peregrine
10 2 (2.35%) Veritas
10 2 (2.35%) Symantec
10 2 (2.35%) SAP
10 2 (2.35%) Siebel
10 2 (2.35%) EMC
10 2 (2.35%) Lumension
Surrey
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £325 - £350 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Berkshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £330 - £375 per day + Phone & Laptop
Posted: 14 days ago