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 August 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 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Systems Management Server (SMS)
Rank 592 613 548
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -65
Contract jobs citing Systems Management Server (SMS) 58 42 87
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.072% 0.15%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.97% 0.83% 1.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 11 49
Median daily rate £268 £320 £304
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.40% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £192
10% offered a daily rate of more than £376 £350 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £260 £220 £325
% change year-on-year
+18.18% -32.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 10 16
Median hourly rate £28.75 £18.77 £20.06
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+53.21% -6.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.45 £12.45 £14.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.20 £19.23 £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.75 £18.77 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+53.21% +7.22%

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
5986 5061 4735
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 11.03% 8.66% 8.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 3859 3096 2758
Median daily rate £450 £405 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +1.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 125 164 159
Median hourly rate £28.00 £21.15 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.41% +11.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.70 £12.00 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.28 £43.43 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £21.32 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+31.31% +9.34%

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 August 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 August 2016.

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

Systems Management Server (SMS)
Top 28 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 August 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 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 +9 53 £244 -26.13% 4
North East +4 28 £225 +12.50%
Tyne and Wear - 28 £225 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 28 £225 -
South East +9 11 £350 -
Hampshire +11 9 £350 -
London -19 7 £402 +16.37%
Hook - 6 £353 -
Scotland +15 5 £275 +189.47% 1
Renfrewshire -4 4 £275 -
Erskine - 4 £275 -
East of England +17 3 - -
North West +9 3 £235 -9.61% 1
Manchester -2 2 £350 -
Basingstoke - 2 £260 -
City of London - 2 £402 -
Bury - 2 £350 -
Cambridgeshire - 2 - -
Warrington +17 1 £120 -
Cheshire +7 1 £120 -
South West +7 1 £230 -
Berkshire +3 1 - -
Buckinghamshire - 1 - -
Bristol - 1 £230 -
Watford - 1 - -
Milton Keynes - 1 - -
Cambridge - 1 - -
Hertfordshire - 1 - -

Systems Management Server (SMS)
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 August 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).

1 142 (96.60%) Microsoft
2 130 (88.44%) Windows
3 95 (64.63%) Active Directory
4 90 (61.22%) DHCP
4 90 (61.22%) DNS
5 88 (59.86%) VMware
6 87 (59.18%) SCCM
7 60 (40.82%) Security Cleared
7 60 (40.82%) Software Delivery
8 59 (40.14%) Citrix
9 58 (39.46%) Windows Server
10 57 (38.78%) XenApp
10 57 (38.78%) AppSense
11 55 (37.41%) PowerShell
12 54 (36.73%) Microsoft App-V
13 52 (35.37%) SQL
13 52 (35.37%) Windows 7
14 43 (29.25%) XenServer
14 43 (29.25%) XenDesktop
15 42 (28.57%) VBScript
15 42 (28.57%) Computer Science
16 41 (27.89%) SC Cleared
16 41 (27.89%) OpenView Configuration Management
17 40 (27.21%) MS Excel
18 39 (26.53%) Microsoft Certification
18 39 (26.53%) Degree
19 38 (25.85%) VB
19 38 (25.85%) ITIL
19 38 (25.85%) Hyper-V
20 37 (25.17%) Altiris

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 31 (21.09%) MS Exchange
2 21 (14.29%) SharePoint
3 20 (13.61%) Exchange Server 2010
3 20 (13.61%) Skype for Business
4 10 (6.80%) Exchange Server 2003
5 5 (3.40%) OpenStack
6 4 (2.72%) IBM Notes
7 2 (1.36%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.68%) Apache
8 1 (0.68%) IIS
8 1 (0.68%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.68%) Umbraco
8 1 (0.68%) WebLogic
Applications
1 40 (27.21%) MS Excel
2 22 (14.97%) 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%) Oracle CRM
2 1 (0.68%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 7 (4.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.68%) IaaS
2 1 (0.68%) Office 365
2 1 (0.68%) SaaS
2 1 (0.68%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 90 (61.22%) DHCP
1 90 (61.22%) DNS
2 36 (24.49%) TCP/IP
3 18 (12.24%) SNMP
3 18 (12.24%) SSL
4 17 (11.56%) IPsec
4 17 (11.56%) VPN
5 15 (10.20%) HTTP
5 15 (10.20%) IPv6
5 15 (10.20%) Software-Defined Networking
6 10 (6.80%) 3G
6 10 (6.80%) Wi-Fi
7 9 (6.12%) BGP
8 6 (4.08%) SAN
9 5 (3.40%) Firewall
10 4 (2.72%) LAN
10 4 (2.72%) WAN
11 3 (2.04%) DMZ
11 3 (2.04%) MPLS
12 2 (1.36%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (6.12%) 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 1 (0.68%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.68%) MongoDB
3 1 (0.68%) MySQL
3 1 (0.68%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.68%) Redis
3 1 (0.68%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (0.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
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)
General
1 15 (10.20%) Marketing
2 5 (3.40%) Finance
3 2 (1.36%) Multimedia
4 1 (0.68%) Back Office
4 1 (0.68%) Legal
4 1 (0.68%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (0.68%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 21 (14.29%) Desktop Engineer
2 20 (13.61%) Support Engineer
3 18 (12.24%) Build Engineer
4 17 (11.56%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 14 (9.52%) Desktop Support
6 9 (6.12%) Network Engineer
7 8 (5.44%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 7 (4.76%) 2nd Line Support
8 7 (4.76%) Network Support
8 7 (4.76%) Network Support Engineer
9 6 (4.08%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
9 6 (4.08%) Project Manager
9 6 (4.08%) SCCM Engineer
10 5 (3.40%) 3rd Line Support
10 5 (3.40%) Analyst
10 5 (3.40%) Consultant
10 5 (3.40%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 5 (3.40%) Developer
11 4 (2.72%) Deployment Engineer
11 4 (2.72%) Integration 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%) J2EE
5 1 (0.68%) Middleware
5 1 (0.68%) RabbitMQ
5 1 (0.68%) SignalR
Miscellaneous
1 42 (28.57%) Computer Science
2 21 (14.29%) Data Centre
3 15 (10.20%) Public Cloud
4 12 (8.16%) Replication
5 11 (7.48%) Enterprise Storage
6 10 (6.80%) Fat Client
6 10 (6.80%) Thin Client
7 9 (6.12%) Analytical Skills
8 5 (3.40%) Management Information System
9 3 (2.04%) Clustering
10 2 (1.36%) Blackberry
10 2 (1.36%) IVR
10 2 (1.36%) PKI
11 1 (0.68%) AS400
11 1 (0.68%) Enterprise Software
11 1 (0.68%) Inversion of Control
11 1 (0.68%) Life Science
11 1 (0.68%) LIMS
11 1 (0.68%) Mainframe
11 1 (0.68%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 130 (88.44%) Windows
2 58 (39.46%) Windows Server
3 52 (35.37%) Windows 7
4 29 (19.73%) Windows Server 2003
5 27 (18.37%) Windows Server 2008
6 14 (9.52%) Linux
7 11 (7.48%) Windows 8
7 11 (7.48%) Windows Server 2012
8 10 (6.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 9 (6.12%) Ubuntu
10 7 (4.76%) Windows XP
11 6 (4.08%) Apple iOS
11 6 (4.08%) Mac OS
11 6 (4.08%) Solaris
11 6 (4.08%) Windows 10
11 6 (4.08%) Windows Vista
12 2 (1.36%) Unix
13 1 (0.68%) HPUX
13 1 (0.68%) Oracle Linux
13 1 (0.68%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (40.82%) Software Delivery
2 38 (25.85%) ITIL
3 26 (17.69%) Unit Testing
4 19 (12.93%) Operational Acceptance Testing
4 19 (12.93%) Software Distribution
5 17 (11.56%) Server Building
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 9 (6.12%) Incident Management
8 9 (6.12%) Software Deployment
8 9 (6.12%) Software Testing
9 8 (5.44%) Change Management
9 8 (5.44%) Problem Management
9 8 (5.44%) Service Management
10 7 (4.76%) Information Security
10 7 (4.76%) PRINCE2
11 6 (4.08%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 55 (37.41%) PowerShell
2 52 (35.37%) SQL
3 42 (28.57%) VBScript
4 38 (25.85%) VB
5 27 (18.37%) T-SQL
6 11 (7.48%) C#
7 9 (6.12%) C
7 9 (6.12%) C++
8 2 (1.36%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 60 (40.82%) Security Cleared
2 41 (27.89%) SC Cleared
3 39 (26.53%) Degree
3 39 (26.53%) Microsoft Certification
4 34 (23.13%) BPSS Clearance
4 34 (23.13%) MCSA
5 16 (10.88%) MCSE
6 12 (8.16%) DV Cleared
6 12 (8.16%) MCSD
7 8 (5.44%) MCP
8 6 (4.08%) CCNA
8 6 (4.08%) CCNP
8 6 (4.08%) Cisco Certification
9 5 (3.40%) MCITP
10 4 (2.72%) VCP4
10 4 (2.72%) VCP5
10 4 (2.72%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 1 (0.68%) APMG
11 1 (0.68%) CESG Certified Professional
11 1 (0.68%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (22.45%) Disclosure Scotland
2 10 (6.80%) SLA
3 2 (1.36%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.68%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.68%) QA
System Software
1 95 (64.63%) Active Directory
2 57 (38.78%) XenApp
3 54 (36.73%) Microsoft App-V
4 43 (29.25%) XenDesktop
4 43 (29.25%) XenServer
5 38 (25.85%) Hyper-V
6 24 (16.33%) VMware Infrastructure
7 2 (1.36%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.68%) Firmware
8 1 (0.68%) ISA Server
8 1 (0.68%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 87 (59.18%) SCCM
2 41 (27.89%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 3 (2.04%) WSUS
4 1 (0.68%) AirWatch
4 1 (0.68%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (0.68%) MOM
4 1 (0.68%) OpenView
4 1 (0.68%) ServiceCenter
4 1 (0.68%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 142 (96.60%) Microsoft
2 88 (59.86%) VMware
3 59 (40.14%) Citrix
4 57 (38.78%) AppSense
5 37 (25.17%) Altiris
6 28 (19.05%) HP
7 10 (6.80%) Red Hat
7 10 (6.80%) ThinPrint
8 9 (6.12%) Oracle
9 6 (4.08%) Intel Security
10 5 (3.40%) Apple
11 4 (2.72%) Cisco
11 4 (2.72%) Lotus
11 4 (2.72%) SAP
11 4 (2.72%) Supermicro
12 3 (2.04%) Facebook
13 2 (1.36%) Bomgar
13 2 (1.36%) Palo Alto
13 2 (1.36%) Twitter
13 2 (1.36%) Veritas