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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Systems Management Server (SMS)
Rank 564 506 463
Rank change year-on-year
-58 -43
Contract jobs citing Systems Management Server (SMS) 43 76 86
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.079% 0.14% 0.18%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.02% 1.88% 2.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 44 49
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£375 £270 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.88% +8.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £162 £90
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £418 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £280 £235
% change year-on-year
+33.92% +19.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 0 3
Average hourly rate £20.19 - £16.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.19 - £14.25

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
4235 4040 3416
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.82% 7.67% 7.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 2646 2386 1935
Average daily rate £400 £380 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 182 148 179
Average hourly rate £20.19 £25.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.26% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.60 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.19 £25.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-19.26% +25.00%

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 22 May 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 26 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 22 May 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 -41 39 £375 +68.53% 13
London -16 13 £381 +57.21% 7
South East -18 10 £338 -10.00% 4
Hampshire +2 9 £300 -9.09%
South West +16 8 £375 -6.25% 1
Wiltshire - 8 £375 -
Swindon - 8 £375 -
City of London +8 4 £369 +94.07%
Basingstoke - 4 £275 -
Glasgow -7 2 £200 -28.57%
North East -9 2 - -
Tyne and Wear -9 2 - -
Scotland -19 2 £200 -28.57%
Havant - 2 £400 -
Reading +3 1 £375 - 2
Newcastle upon Tyne -7 1 - -
Manchester -11 1 £500 - 1
Berkshire -13 1 £375 - 2
North West -27 1 £500 +132.55% 1
Northern Ireland - 1 - -
Sunderland - 1 - -
Yorkshire - 1 £150 -
North Yorkshire - 1 £150 -
Middlesbrough - 1 £150 -
County Antrim - 1 - -
Belfast - 1 - -

Systems Management Server (SMS)
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 88 (79.28%) Microsoft
2 68 (61.26%) Windows
3 55 (49.55%) Active Directory
4 53 (47.75%) SCCM
5 51 (45.95%) MS Excel
6 48 (43.24%) SQL
7 44 (39.64%) VMware
8 37 (33.33%) Windows 7
9 36 (32.43%) Security Cleared
10 35 (31.53%) MS Office
11 33 (29.73%) Windows Server 2003
11 33 (29.73%) Windows Server 2008
12 29 (26.13%) Windows XP
13 28 (25.23%) VMware Infrastructure
14 26 (23.42%) VBScript
14 26 (23.42%) VB
15 24 (21.62%) ITIL
16 22 (19.82%) Oracle
16 22 (19.82%) HP
16 22 (19.82%) PowerShell
17 20 (18.02%) SC Cleared
18 19 (17.12%) MCP
19 18 (16.22%) SQL Server
19 18 (16.22%) Service Management
20 17 (15.32%) SLA
21 16 (14.41%) OpenView Configuration Management
22 15 (13.51%) Hyper-V
23 13 (11.71%) DNS
24 12 (10.81%) OpenView
24 12 (10.81%) IBM Notes

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

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 12 (10.81%) IBM Notes
2 11 (9.91%) IIS
3 10 (9.01%) MS Exchange
4 8 (7.21%) SharePoint
5 6 (5.41%) Exchange Server 2010
5 6 (5.41%) Exchange Server 2003
6 5 (4.50%) OpenStack
7 4 (3.60%) SharePoint Server
8 3 (2.70%) Documentum
8 3 (2.70%) Confluence
9 1 (0.90%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.90%) CMS
9 1 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 51 (45.95%) MS Excel
2 35 (31.53%) MS Office
3 7 (6.31%) MS Project
4 3 (2.70%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.90%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.80%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (1.80%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.90%) GoldMine
2 1 (0.90%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.50%) GitHub
1 5 (4.50%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (2.70%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 13 (11.71%) DNS
2 10 (9.01%) DHCP
3 9 (8.11%) SAN
4 5 (4.50%) TCP/IP
5 4 (3.60%) WAN
5 4 (3.60%) Broadband
6 3 (2.70%) LAN
6 3 (2.70%) PBX
6 3 (2.70%) Firewall
7 2 (1.80%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 2 (1.80%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 2 (1.80%) Junos
7 2 (1.80%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (1.80%) Network Security
7 2 (1.80%) NAS
7 2 (1.80%) Cisco IOS
7 2 (1.80%) Wireshark
7 2 (1.80%) HTTP
7 2 (1.80%) VPN
7 2 (1.80%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (16.22%) SQL Server
2 7 (6.31%) Relational Database
3 5 (4.50%) MySQL
4 4 (3.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (2.70%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 3 (2.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (2.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (2.70%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (1.80%) OLAP Cube
6 2 (1.80%) QlikView
6 2 (1.80%) Oracle OLAP
6 2 (1.80%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (1.80%) Data Mining
6 2 (1.80%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.80%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 9 (8.11%) StarTeam
2 6 (5.41%) MSI
3 3 (2.70%) JIRA
3 3 (2.70%) Wise Package Studio
4 2 (1.80%) QuickTest Pro
4 2 (1.80%) LoadRunner
5 1 (0.90%) InstallShield
5 1 (0.90%) AdminStudio
5 1 (0.90%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.90%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.90%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.90%) Jenkins
General
1 9 (8.11%) Finance
2 8 (7.21%) Telecoms
3 5 (4.50%) Banking
4 2 (1.80%) Investment Banking
4 2 (1.80%) Retail
5 1 (0.90%) Front Office
5 1 (0.90%) Legal
5 1 (0.90%) Advertising
5 1 (0.90%) Marketing
5 1 (0.90%) French Language
Job Titles
1 19 (17.12%) Analyst
2 11 (9.91%) Service Analyst
2 11 (9.91%) Service Desk Analyst
3 10 (9.01%) Desktop Engineer
3 10 (9.01%) Support Engineer
4 9 (8.11%) Integration Engineer
5 8 (7.21%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 7 (6.31%) 3rd Line Support
6 7 (6.31%) Developer
7 6 (5.41%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 6 (5.41%) Desktop Support
8 5 (4.50%) Systems Engineer
9 4 (3.60%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 4 (3.60%) Build Engineer
9 4 (3.60%) 2nd Line Support
9 4 (3.60%) Senior Manager
9 4 (3.60%) Applications Support
9 4 (3.60%) Consultant
10 3 (2.70%) Applications Packager
10 3 (2.70%) 1st Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (7.21%) Application Packaging
2 7 (6.31%) .NET
3 5 (4.50%) JSON
4 4 (3.60%) jQuery
4 4 (3.60%) Software Packaging
5 3 (2.70%) ASP.NET
6 2 (1.80%) Spring
7 1 (0.90%) Middleware
7 1 (0.90%) HTML
7 1 (0.90%) XML
7 1 (0.90%) WSH
7 1 (0.90%) JPA
7 1 (0.90%) AngularJS
7 1 (0.90%) RabbitMQ
7 1 (0.90%) REST
7 1 (0.90%) HATEOAS
7 1 (0.90%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 1 (0.90%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 11 (9.91%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (5.41%) Open Source
3 4 (3.60%) Client/Server
4 3 (2.70%) NHS
4 3 (2.70%) Thin Client
4 3 (2.70%) Management Information System
4 3 (2.70%) Replication
4 3 (2.70%) IVR
4 3 (2.70%) Clustering
4 3 (2.70%) Fat Client
4 3 (2.70%) Enterprise Storage
5 2 (1.80%) Algorithms
5 2 (1.80%) Mobile Banking
5 2 (1.80%) PKI
5 2 (1.80%) Cryptography
6 1 (0.90%) Blackberry
6 1 (0.90%) Smartphone
6 1 (0.90%) Statistics
6 1 (0.90%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.90%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 68 (61.26%) Windows
2 37 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 33 (29.73%) Windows Server 2003
3 33 (29.73%) Windows Server 2008
4 29 (26.13%) Windows XP
5 12 (10.81%) Windows 8
6 9 (8.11%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (7.21%) Linux
8 6 (5.41%) Windows 2000
9 5 (4.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (1.80%) Windows Vista
11 1 (0.90%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (21.62%) ITIL
2 18 (16.22%) Service Management
3 12 (10.81%) Configuration Management
4 9 (8.11%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (7.21%) Time Management
5 8 (7.21%) Change Management
5 8 (7.21%) Project Management
6 7 (6.31%) Migration
6 7 (6.31%) Scrum
6 7 (6.31%) Release Management
7 6 (5.41%) Workflow
8 5 (4.50%) Network Management
8 5 (4.50%) Mentoring
9 4 (3.60%) Coaching
9 4 (3.60%) Performance Tuning
9 4 (3.60%) User Stories
9 4 (3.60%) Use Case
9 4 (3.60%) Business Analysis
9 4 (3.60%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
9 4 (3.60%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 48 (43.24%) SQL
2 26 (23.42%) VBScript
2 26 (23.42%) VB
3 22 (19.82%) PowerShell
4 9 (8.11%) T-SQL
5 7 (6.31%) Java
6 6 (5.41%) Shell Script
7 5 (4.50%) JavaScript
8 4 (3.60%) C#
8 4 (3.60%) PHP
9 1 (0.90%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.90%) VBA
9 1 (0.90%) C
9 1 (0.90%) Perl
9 1 (0.90%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 36 (32.43%) Security Cleared
2 20 (18.02%) SC Cleared
3 19 (17.12%) MCP
4 11 (9.91%) DV Cleared
4 11 (9.91%) Microsoft Certification
5 9 (8.11%) MCSE
6 7 (6.31%) Degree
7 5 (4.50%) RHCE
7 5 (4.50%) RHCA
7 5 (4.50%) RHCSA
8 4 (3.60%) CCNA
8 4 (3.60%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.90%) CCA
9 1 (0.90%) Citrix Certification
9 1 (0.90%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (0.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (15.32%) SLA
2 2 (1.80%) JSP 440
2 2 (1.80%) QA
System Software
1 55 (49.55%) Active Directory
2 28 (25.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (13.51%) Hyper-V
4 8 (7.21%) VMware Workstation
5 7 (6.31%) XenApp
6 5 (4.50%) Microsoft App-V
6 5 (4.50%) VMware ESX
6 5 (4.50%) vSphere
7 3 (2.70%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 3 (2.70%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (1.80%) Sendmail
8 2 (1.80%) XenServer
8 2 (1.80%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.90%) VMware GSX
9 1 (0.90%) VMware Server
9 1 (0.90%) UAG
9 1 (0.90%) Docker
Systems Management
1 53 (47.75%) SCCM
2 16 (14.41%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 12 (10.81%) OpenView
4 11 (9.91%) SCOM
5 6 (5.41%) BMC Marimba
5 6 (5.41%) Backup Exec
6 5 (4.50%) Legato
6 5 (4.50%) MOM
6 5 (4.50%) Data Guard
7 3 (2.70%) Unicenter
7 3 (2.70%) ARCserve
7 3 (2.70%) WMI
7 3 (2.70%) HP Data Protector
7 3 (2.70%) SCOrch
8 2 (1.80%) AirWatch
8 2 (1.80%) SAP Afaria
8 2 (1.80%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 2 (1.80%) HP SIM
8 2 (1.80%) HP Quality Center
8 2 (1.80%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 88 (79.28%) Microsoft
2 44 (39.64%) VMware
3 22 (19.82%) Oracle
3 22 (19.82%) HP
4 12 (10.81%) McAfee
4 12 (10.81%) Lotus
5 9 (8.11%) Citrix
5 9 (8.11%) Cisco
6 8 (7.21%) Altiris
6 8 (7.21%) EMC
7 7 (6.31%) Borland
8 6 (5.41%) LANDesk
9 5 (4.50%) Symantec
9 5 (4.50%) Red Hat
9 5 (4.50%) BMC
10 3 (2.70%) CA
10 3 (2.70%) CheckPoint
10 3 (2.70%) Lumension
10 3 (2.70%) F5
11 2 (1.80%) Alteryx