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 24 September 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
24 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Systems Management Server (SMS)
Rank 607 632 551
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -81
Contract jobs citing Systems Management Server (SMS) 40 34 88
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.076% 0.059% 0.15%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.70% 0.70% 1.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 8 51
Median daily rate £275 £185 £304
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+48.64% -39.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £174 £108 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £389 £328 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £185 £320
% change year-on-year
+48.64% -42.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 8 14
Median hourly rate £17.50 £18.77 £20.06
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.74% -6.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.70 £12.35 £14.08
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.50 £19.62 £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.03 £18.78
% change year-on-year
-8.03% +1.33%

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
5677 4866 4857
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 10.73% 8.38% 8.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 3591 3000 2872
Median daily rate £450 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £254 £250
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 130 184 178
Median hourly rate £26.50 £18.63 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.28% -17.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £11.78 £11.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.28 £43.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £20.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+31.70% -8.88%

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 24 September 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 24 September 2016.

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

Systems Management Server (SMS)
Top 30 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 24 September 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 +15 34 £276 -8.16% 7
South East +17 12 £350 +60.00%
Hampshire +18 8 £350 +250.00%
London +2 7 £451 - 3
North East -16 7 £225 +12.50%
Tyne and Wear - 7 £225 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 7 £225 -
Scotland +17 5 £275 -
Renfrewshire -20 5 £275 -
Hook - 5 £355 -
Erskine - 5 £275 -
North West +13 4 £120 -61.60%
Cheshire - 4 £120 -
East of England +16 3 - - 1
Buckinghamshire - 3 - -
Milton Keynes - 3 - -
Warrington - 3 £120 -
Basingstoke - 2 £260 -
City of London - 2 £402 -
Cambridgeshire - 2 - -
Wales +24 1 £375 +141.93%
South West +10 1 £230 -
Hertfordshire +1 1 - -
Bristol -2 1 £230 -
Oxfordshire -7 1 - -
Cardiff - 1 £375 -
South Wales - 1 £375 -
Watford - 1 - -
Abingdon - 1 - -
Cambridge - 1 - -

Systems Management Server (SMS)
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 September 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).

1 137 (97.16%) Microsoft
2 119 (84.40%) Windows
3 92 (65.25%) Active Directory
4 86 (60.99%) SCCM
5 85 (60.28%) VMware
6 82 (58.16%) DHCP
6 82 (58.16%) DNS
7 57 (40.43%) Citrix
7 57 (40.43%) Software Delivery
8 56 (39.72%) AppSense
8 56 (39.72%) Security Cleared
9 55 (39.01%) XenApp
10 52 (36.88%) Microsoft App-V
11 50 (35.46%) SQL
12 49 (34.75%) Windows 7
12 49 (34.75%) Windows Server
13 48 (34.04%) PowerShell
14 43 (30.50%) XenServer
14 43 (30.50%) XenDesktop
15 41 (29.08%) ITIL
15 41 (29.08%) OpenView Configuration Management
16 40 (28.37%) SC Cleared
16 40 (28.37%) Altiris
17 37 (26.24%) Computer Science
18 35 (24.82%) VBScript
19 34 (24.11%) Microsoft Certification
20 33 (23.40%) MS Excel
20 33 (23.40%) BPSS Clearance
21 32 (22.70%) Disclosure Scotland
21 32 (22.70%) Degree

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 (21.28%) MS Exchange
2 21 (14.89%) Skype for Business
3 20 (14.18%) Exchange Server 2010
3 20 (14.18%) SharePoint
4 10 (7.09%) Exchange Server 2003
5 6 (4.26%) IBM Notes
6 5 (3.55%) OpenStack
7 3 (2.13%) Apache
7 3 (2.13%) Tomcat
7 3 (2.13%) WebLogic
8 2 (1.42%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.71%) IIS
9 1 (0.71%) Umbraco
Applications
1 33 (23.40%) MS Excel
2 24 (17.02%) MS Office
3 11 (7.80%) MS Project
4 3 (2.13%) MS Visio
5 2 (1.42%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.71%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.71%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (1.42%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.71%) nopCommerce
2 1 (0.71%) Oracle CRM
2 1 (0.71%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.55%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (2.13%) Office 365
3 1 (0.71%) SaaS
3 1 (0.71%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 82 (58.16%) DHCP
1 82 (58.16%) DNS
2 31 (21.99%) TCP/IP
3 19 (13.48%) SNMP
3 19 (13.48%) SSL
4 12 (8.51%) VPN
5 11 (7.80%) IPsec
6 10 (7.09%) Wi-Fi
7 9 (6.38%) HTTP
7 9 (6.38%) IPv6
7 9 (6.38%) Software-Defined Networking
8 8 (5.67%) 3G
8 8 (5.67%) Firewall
8 8 (5.67%) SAN
9 6 (4.26%) LAN
9 6 (4.26%) WAN
10 5 (3.55%) DMZ
10 5 (3.55%) MPLS
11 4 (2.84%) NAS
11 4 (2.84%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (6.38%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.13%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (2.13%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (2.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (0.71%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.71%) MongoDB
3 1 (0.71%) MySQL
3 1 (0.71%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.71%) Redis
3 1 (0.71%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (0.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 23 (16.31%) MSI
2 2 (1.42%) InstallShield
2 2 (1.42%) Mercurial
2 2 (1.42%) TestDirector
2 2 (1.42%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.71%) Git (software)
General
1 9 (6.38%) Marketing
2 3 (2.13%) Finance
3 2 (1.42%) Multimedia
4 1 (0.71%) Back Office
4 1 (0.71%) Legal
4 1 (0.71%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (0.71%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 21 (14.89%) Desktop Engineer
2 18 (12.77%) Build Engineer
3 17 (12.06%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 14 (9.93%) Support Engineer
5 13 (9.22%) Desktop Support
6 8 (5.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 8 (5.67%) Network Engineer
7 7 (4.96%) Analyst
7 7 (4.96%) SCCM Engineer
8 6 (4.26%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
8 6 (4.26%) 2nd Line Support
8 6 (4.26%) Network Support
8 6 (4.26%) Network Support Engineer
9 5 (3.55%) 3rd Line Support
9 5 (3.55%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 5 (3.55%) Developer
10 4 (2.84%) Deployment Engineer
10 4 (2.84%) Project Manager
10 4 (2.84%) Service Desk Analyst
11 3 (2.13%) Integration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (7.80%) CSS
2 5 (3.55%) .NET
3 3 (2.13%) J2EE
3 3 (2.13%) XML
4 2 (1.42%) 802.1X
4 2 (1.42%) AngularJS
4 2 (1.42%) ASP.NET
4 2 (1.42%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (1.42%) CSS3
4 2 (1.42%) HTML
4 2 (1.42%) HTML5
4 2 (1.42%) jQuery
4 2 (1.42%) JSON
5 1 (0.71%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (0.71%) RabbitMQ
5 1 (0.71%) SignalR
Miscellaneous
1 37 (26.24%) Computer Science
2 23 (16.31%) Data Centre
3 12 (8.51%) Replication
4 11 (7.80%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (7.80%) Enterprise Storage
5 9 (6.38%) Public Cloud
6 8 (5.67%) Fat Client
6 8 (5.67%) Thin Client
7 5 (3.55%) Clustering
7 5 (3.55%) Management Information System
8 3 (2.13%) PKI
9 1 (0.71%) Blackberry
9 1 (0.71%) Driving Licence
9 1 (0.71%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.71%) Inversion of Control
9 1 (0.71%) IVR
9 1 (0.71%) Life Science
9 1 (0.71%) LIMS
9 1 (0.71%) PDA
9 1 (0.71%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 119 (84.40%) Windows
2 49 (34.75%) Windows 7
2 49 (34.75%) Windows Server
3 26 (18.44%) Windows Server 2003
4 23 (16.31%) Windows Server 2008
5 10 (7.09%) Windows 8
5 10 (7.09%) Windows Server 2012
6 9 (6.38%) Linux
7 7 (4.96%) Windows Vista
8 6 (4.26%) Apple iOS
8 6 (4.26%) Mac OS
8 6 (4.26%) Solaris
8 6 (4.26%) Windows XP
9 4 (2.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (2.84%) Windows 10
10 3 (2.13%) Ubuntu
10 3 (2.13%) Unix
11 1 (0.71%) Oracle Linux
11 1 (0.71%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (40.43%) Software Delivery
2 41 (29.08%) ITIL
3 27 (19.15%) Unit Testing
4 19 (13.48%) Operational Acceptance Testing
4 19 (13.48%) Software Distribution
5 17 (12.06%) Server Building
6 12 (8.51%) Incident Management
6 12 (8.51%) Presales
7 10 (7.09%) Load Balancing
7 10 (7.09%) Problem Management
7 10 (7.09%) Process Improvement
7 10 (7.09%) Service Management
7 10 (7.09%) Workflow
8 9 (6.38%) Change Management
8 9 (6.38%) Mentoring
8 9 (6.38%) Software Deployment
9 8 (5.67%) Information Security
10 7 (4.96%) Migration
10 7 (4.96%) PRINCE2
11 5 (3.55%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 50 (35.46%) SQL
2 48 (34.04%) PowerShell
3 35 (24.82%) VBScript
4 31 (21.99%) VB
5 27 (19.15%) T-SQL
6 5 (3.55%) C#
7 3 (2.13%) C
7 3 (2.13%) C++
8 2 (1.42%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 56 (39.72%) Security Cleared
2 40 (28.37%) SC Cleared
3 34 (24.11%) Microsoft Certification
4 33 (23.40%) BPSS Clearance
5 32 (22.70%) Degree
6 30 (21.28%) MCSA
7 10 (7.09%) MCSE
8 9 (6.38%) DV Cleared
8 9 (6.38%) MCP
9 7 (4.96%) MCSD
10 5 (3.55%) CCNA
10 5 (3.55%) CCNP
10 5 (3.55%) Cisco Certification
10 5 (3.55%) MCITP
11 4 (2.84%) VCP4
11 4 (2.84%) VCP5
11 4 (2.84%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 1 (0.71%) APMP
12 1 (0.71%) CESG Certified Professional
12 1 (0.71%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (22.70%) Disclosure Scotland
2 10 (7.09%) SLA
3 2 (1.42%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.71%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.71%) QA
System Software
1 92 (65.25%) Active Directory
2 55 (39.01%) XenApp
3 52 (36.88%) Microsoft App-V
4 43 (30.50%) XenDesktop
4 43 (30.50%) XenServer
5 31 (21.99%) Hyper-V
6 20 (14.18%) VMware Infrastructure
7 1 (0.71%) Firmware
7 1 (0.71%) ISA Server
7 1 (0.71%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 86 (60.99%) SCCM
2 41 (29.08%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 15 (10.64%) PowerCLI
4 3 (2.13%) WSUS
5 1 (0.71%) AirWatch
5 1 (0.71%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.71%) CA Single Sign-On
5 1 (0.71%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (0.71%) MOM
5 1 (0.71%) Nessus
5 1 (0.71%) ServiceCenter
5 1 (0.71%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 137 (97.16%) Microsoft
2 85 (60.28%) VMware
3 57 (40.43%) Citrix
4 56 (39.72%) AppSense
5 40 (28.37%) Altiris
6 27 (19.15%) HP
7 8 (5.67%) ThinPrint
8 7 (4.96%) Oracle
9 6 (4.26%) Apple
9 6 (4.26%) Intel Security
9 6 (4.26%) Lotus
10 5 (3.55%) Cisco
11 4 (2.84%) Red Hat
11 4 (2.84%) Supermicro
12 3 (2.13%) CheckPoint
12 3 (2.13%) SAP
13 2 (1.42%) Facebook
13 2 (1.42%) NetApp
13 2 (1.42%) Palo Alto
13 2 (1.42%) Veritas