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 23 February 2017 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
23 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Systems Management Server (SMS)
UK
Rank 574 596 546
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -50
Contract jobs citing Systems Management Server (SMS) 21 32 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.046% 0.061% 0.13%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.46% 0.69% 1.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 11 30
Median daily rate £205 £325 £273
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-36.92% +19.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £280 £97
10% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £375 £453
UK excluding London median daily rate £200 £313 £270
% change year-on-year
-36.00% +15.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 11 5
Median hourly rate £25.00 £16.10 £55.65
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+55.27% -71.06%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £16.10 £55.65
% change year-on-year
- -71.06%

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
4538 4619 4607
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 10.00% 8.88% 8.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 3037 2913 2728
Median daily rate £463 £438 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £285 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £416 £400 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +8.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 100 142 154
Median hourly rate £30.00 £32.50 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% +51.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.95 £12.72 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £55.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £30.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-31.14% +35.55%

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 23 February 2017.

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 21 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 23 February 2017. 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 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 +25 20 £210 -35.38% 9
North West +32 7 £140 - 1
South East +17 7 £210 -35.38%
Cheshire +35 6 £135 -
Warrington - 6 £135 -
Hampshire +3 3 £275 -15.38%
Surrey +12 2 £210 -
London +11 2 £550 +28.65% 6
East of England -1 2 - -
North East -18 2 £208 -25.89%
Stevenage - 2 - -
Guildford - 2 £210 -
Hertfordshire - 2 - -
Milton Keynes +6 1 - -
Buckinghamshire -3 1 - -
Berkshire - 1 - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 £215 -
Bracknell - 1 - -
Farnborough - 1 £275 -
Tyne and Wear - 1 £215 -
Manchester - 1 £150 -

Systems Management Server (SMS)
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 February 2017, 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 62 (91.18%) Microsoft
2 38 (55.88%) Windows
3 35 (51.47%) Active Directory
4 28 (41.18%) SCCM
5 25 (36.76%) ITIL
6 22 (32.35%) Security Cleared
7 20 (29.41%) MS Office
8 19 (27.94%) MS Excel
8 19 (27.94%) VMware
9 18 (26.47%) Windows 7
10 17 (25.00%) Software Delivery
10 17 (25.00%) Incident Management
10 17 (25.00%) Citrix
11 16 (23.53%) DNS
11 16 (23.53%) AppSense
11 16 (23.53%) SC Cleared
12 15 (22.06%) XenApp
12 15 (22.06%) Microsoft App-V
12 15 (22.06%) DHCP
13 14 (20.59%) Change Management
14 13 (19.12%) Migration
15 12 (17.65%) Firewall
15 12 (17.65%) WLAN
15 12 (17.65%) Lotus
15 12 (17.65%) IBM Notes
15 12 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
15 12 (17.65%) Computer Science
16 11 (16.18%) Problem Management
16 11 (16.18%) Service Management
16 11 (16.18%) Wi-Fi

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 12 (17.65%) IBM Notes
2 10 (14.71%) MS Exchange
3 6 (8.82%) Apache
3 6 (8.82%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (8.82%) Skype for Business
4 5 (7.35%) Tomcat
4 5 (7.35%) WebLogic
5 2 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (2.94%) Exchange Server 5.5
5 2 (2.94%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.47%) CMS
6 1 (1.47%) phpBB
6 1 (1.47%) WordPress
Applications
1 20 (29.41%) MS Office
2 19 (27.94%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.47%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.47%) Oracle CRM
1 1 (1.47%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.41%) Office 365
2 2 (2.94%) IaaS
2 2 (2.94%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.94%) PaaS
3 1 (1.47%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.47%) Amazon ELB
3 1 (1.47%) Amazon S3
3 1 (1.47%) Amazon SQS
3 1 (1.47%) SaaS
3 1 (1.47%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 16 (23.53%) DNS
2 15 (22.06%) DHCP
3 12 (17.65%) Firewall
3 12 (17.65%) WLAN
4 11 (16.18%) Wi-Fi
5 7 (10.29%) 3G
5 7 (10.29%) Cisco ASA
5 7 (10.29%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 7 (10.29%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 7 (10.29%) NAS
5 7 (10.29%) SAN
5 7 (10.29%) VPN
6 6 (8.82%) LAN
6 6 (8.82%) VoIP
6 6 (8.82%) WAN
7 5 (7.35%) ADSL
7 5 (7.35%) DMZ
7 5 (7.35%) MPLS
8 3 (4.41%) Remote Desktop
9 2 (2.94%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.35%) MySQL
2 2 (2.94%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (11.76%) MSI
2 2 (2.94%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.47%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.47%) JIRA
3 1 (1.47%) Subversion
3 1 (1.47%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.47%) TeamCity
3 1 (1.47%) Vagrant
3 1 (1.47%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 4 (5.88%) Finance
1 4 (5.88%) Military
2 1 (1.47%) Banking
2 1 (1.47%) Legal
2 1 (1.47%) Multimedia
2 1 (1.47%) Publishing
2 1 (1.47%) Retail
Job Titles
1 24 (35.29%) Analyst
2 14 (20.59%) Service Desk Analyst
3 12 (17.65%) Service Analyst
4 11 (16.18%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
5 9 (13.24%) Desktop Support
6 6 (8.82%) 2nd Line Support
6 6 (8.82%) Desktop Engineer
6 6 (8.82%) SOC Analyst
7 5 (7.35%) Architect
7 5 (7.35%) IT Analyst
8 4 (5.88%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
8 4 (5.88%) Network Architect
8 4 (5.88%) Security Analyst
8 4 (5.88%) Support Engineer
8 4 (5.88%) Voice Architect
9 3 (4.41%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 3 (4.41%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 3 (4.41%) IT Security Analyst
9 3 (4.41%) Test Manager
10 2 (2.94%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.35%) J2EE
2 1 (1.47%) Ajax
2 1 (1.47%) Apache Tika
2 1 (1.47%) CSS
2 1 (1.47%) HTML
2 1 (1.47%) LAMP
2 1 (1.47%) Smarty
2 1 (1.47%) SOAP
2 1 (1.47%) Web Services
2 1 (1.47%) Zend Framework
Miscellaneous
1 12 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
1 12 (17.65%) Computer Science
2 7 (10.29%) Data Centre
2 7 (10.29%) Fat Client
2 7 (10.29%) Management Information System
2 7 (10.29%) PKI
2 7 (10.29%) Thin Client
3 5 (7.35%) Clustering
4 4 (5.88%) Virtual Team
5 3 (4.41%) Blackberry
5 3 (4.41%) Security Operations Centre
6 1 (1.47%) Mainframe
6 1 (1.47%) Mobile Payment
6 1 (1.47%) Smartphone
6 1 (1.47%) Streaming Media
Operating Systems
1 38 (55.88%) Windows
2 18 (26.47%) Windows 7
3 10 (14.71%) Windows Server
3 10 (14.71%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (13.24%) Windows 10
5 8 (11.76%) Windows 8
5 8 (11.76%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (10.29%) Linux
7 5 (7.35%) Unix
8 3 (4.41%) Apple iOS
8 3 (4.41%) Mac OS
9 2 (2.94%) Windows Vista
10 1 (1.47%) Android
10 1 (1.47%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (1.47%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (36.76%) ITIL
2 17 (25.00%) Incident Management
2 17 (25.00%) Software Delivery
3 14 (20.59%) Change Management
4 13 (19.12%) Migration
5 11 (16.18%) Problem Management
5 11 (16.18%) Service Management
6 9 (13.24%) Information Security
7 7 (10.29%) Multi-Factor Authentication
7 7 (10.29%) Process Improvement
7 7 (10.29%) SIEM
7 7 (10.29%) Software Deployment
7 7 (10.29%) Trend Analysis
7 7 (10.29%) Two-Factor Authentication
7 7 (10.29%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 6 (8.82%) Cybersecurity
8 6 (8.82%) PRINCE2
9 5 (7.35%) Presales
9 5 (7.35%) Service Delivery
9 5 (7.35%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 10 (14.71%) PowerShell
1 10 (14.71%) SQL
2 9 (13.24%) VB
3 7 (10.29%) VBScript
4 3 (4.41%) T-SQL
5 2 (2.94%) VB6
6 1 (1.47%) Bash Shell
6 1 (1.47%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.47%) PHP
6 1 (1.47%) Python
6 1 (1.47%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 22 (32.35%) Security Cleared
2 16 (23.53%) SC Cleared
3 7 (10.29%) MCP
4 6 (8.82%) Degree
5 5 (7.35%) BPSS Clearance
6 3 (4.41%) CISSP
6 3 (4.41%) DV Cleared
6 3 (4.41%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (2.94%) MCITP
8 1 (1.47%) APMP
8 1 (1.47%) MCSA
8 1 (1.47%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (10.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (7.35%) Disclosure Scotland
2 5 (7.35%) QA
3 2 (2.94%) SLA
System Software
1 35 (51.47%) Active Directory
2 15 (22.06%) Microsoft App-V
2 15 (22.06%) XenApp
3 10 (14.71%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (11.76%) Hyper-V
5 7 (10.29%) XenDesktop
5 7 (10.29%) XenServer
6 2 (2.94%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 2 (2.94%) Sendmail
6 2 (2.94%) VMware ESX
6 2 (2.94%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (2.94%) VMware GSX
7 1 (1.47%) Docker
7 1 (1.47%) Shibboleth
7 1 (1.47%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 28 (41.18%) SCCM
2 10 (14.71%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 7 (10.29%) Nessus
3 7 (10.29%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 5 (7.35%) Norton AntiVirus
5 4 (5.88%) WSUS
6 3 (4.41%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 2 (2.94%) MOM
7 2 (2.94%) SCOM
7 2 (2.94%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 1 (1.47%) CA Single Sign-On
8 1 (1.47%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (1.47%) Piwik
8 1 (1.47%) Puppet
8 1 (1.47%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 62 (91.18%) Microsoft
2 19 (27.94%) VMware
3 17 (25.00%) Citrix
4 16 (23.53%) AppSense
5 12 (17.65%) Lotus
6 10 (14.71%) Cisco
7 9 (13.24%) Symantec
8 7 (10.29%) CheckPoint
8 7 (10.29%) F5
8 7 (10.29%) ScanSafe
8 7 (10.29%) Sourcefire
8 7 (10.29%) Splunk
9 6 (8.82%) Altiris
9 6 (8.82%) ThinPrint
10 5 (7.35%) Oracle
11 3 (4.41%) HP
12 2 (2.94%) Apple
12 2 (2.94%) CA
12 2 (2.94%) NetApp
12 2 (2.94%) SolarWinds
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