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 7 July 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Systems Management Server (SMS)
Rank 566 528 499
Rank change year-on-year
-38 -29
Contract jobs citing Systems Management Server (SMS) 47 68 80
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.086% 0.13% 0.16%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.06% 1.64% 2.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 46 50
Average daily rate
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£350 £291 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.48% -6.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £216 £165 £90
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £425 £403
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £323 £118
% change year-on-year
+16.27% +174.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 5 4
Average hourly rate £19.52 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.51% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.70 £15.50 £13.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £50.11 £22.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.03 £16.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+15.33% +3.12%

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
4453 4150 3833
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 8.12% 7.84% 7.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 2739 2405 2143
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £514 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £338 £338
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 144 125 171
Average hourly rate £21.00 £19.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.52% -13.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.50 £13.04
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.50 £33.65 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £18.75 £20.50
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -8.53%

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 7 July 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 7 July 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 -22 45 £350 +29.62% 15
London -3 19 £350 +28.44% 8
Wiltshire +10 7 - -
Swindon +5 7 - -
South West -9 7 - - 1
South East -20 5 £388 +19.23% 5
North West -30 4 £360 +206.38% 1
North East - 4 £200 -
Hampshire 0 3 £400 +23.07% 2
City of London -3 3 £369 +34.09% 1
Berkshire +12 2 £375 -
Manchester -12 2 £500 - 1
Scotland -16 2 £95 -68.33%
Tyne and Wear - 2 - -
Havant - 2 £400 -
Durham - 2 £200 -
Peterlee - 2 £200 -
Blackpool +2 1 £220 -2.22%
Lancashire +2 1 £220 -2.22%
Reading +1 1 £375 -
East of England -2 1 £388 +330.55%
Warrington -5 1 - -
Glasgow -7 1 - -
Essex -9 1 £388 +330.55%
Cheshire -10 1 - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 - -
Harlow - 1 £388 -
Dundee - 1 £95 -
Slough - 1 - -
Sunderland - 1 - -

Systems Management Server (SMS)
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 69 (71.88%) Microsoft
2 57 (59.38%) Windows
3 49 (51.04%) Active Directory
4 47 (48.96%) MS Excel
4 47 (48.96%) SQL
5 38 (39.58%) SCCM
6 35 (36.46%) MS Office
7 31 (32.29%) VMware
8 28 (29.17%) Windows 7
9 27 (28.13%) Windows XP
10 25 (26.04%) Security Cleared
11 22 (22.92%) ITIL
11 22 (22.92%) VBScript
12 21 (21.88%) Windows Server 2003
12 21 (21.88%) Windows Server 2008
13 20 (20.83%) SQL Server
14 19 (19.79%) VB
15 16 (16.67%) HP
16 15 (15.63%) VMware Infrastructure
16 15 (15.63%) Analytical Skills
17 14 (14.58%) Relational Database
17 14 (14.58%) Agile Software Development
17 14 (14.58%) Java
17 14 (14.58%) Scrum
18 13 (13.54%) Change Management
18 13 (13.54%) McAfee
18 13 (13.54%) SLA
19 12 (12.50%) DNS
19 12 (12.50%) JavaScript
19 12 (12.50%) T-SQL

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

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 (11.46%) MS Exchange
1 11 (11.46%) IIS
2 8 (8.33%) IBM Notes
3 6 (6.25%) SharePoint
3 6 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2003
3 6 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (3.13%) Confluence
5 2 (2.08%) Documentum
6 1 (1.04%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (1.04%) CMS
6 1 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2000
6 1 (1.04%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 47 (48.96%) MS Excel
2 35 (36.46%) MS Office
3 6 (6.25%) MS Project
4 3 (3.13%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (2.08%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (2.08%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (2.08%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.04%) GoldMine
2 1 (1.04%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (1.04%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 12 (12.50%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 12 (12.50%) DNS
2 10 (10.42%) DHCP
3 7 (7.29%) SAN
4 5 (5.21%) TCP/IP
5 3 (3.13%) HTTP
6 2 (2.08%) LDAP
6 2 (2.08%) LAN
6 2 (2.08%) VPN
6 2 (2.08%) Wireshark
7 1 (1.04%) Cisco IOS
7 1 (1.04%) Network Security
7 1 (1.04%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (1.04%) NAS
7 1 (1.04%) Junos
7 1 (1.04%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 1 (1.04%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 1 (1.04%) WebEx
7 1 (1.04%) SSL
7 1 (1.04%) S/MIME
7 1 (1.04%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (20.83%) SQL Server
2 14 (14.58%) Relational Database
3 3 (3.13%) Big Data
4 2 (2.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (1.04%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.04%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 1 (1.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (1.04%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 7 (7.29%) Git (software)
1 7 (7.29%) Jenkins
2 5 (5.21%) MSI
3 3 (3.13%) Wise Package Studio
3 3 (3.13%) JIRA
4 1 (1.04%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.04%) InstallShield
4 1 (1.04%) AdminStudio
4 1 (1.04%) StarTeam
General
1 8 (8.33%) Finance
2 6 (6.25%) Telecoms
3 5 (5.21%) Banking
4 2 (2.08%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.04%) Marketing
5 1 (1.04%) French Language
5 1 (1.04%) Retail
5 1 (1.04%) Front Office
5 1 (1.04%) Legal
5 1 (1.04%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 17 (17.71%) Analyst
2 12 (12.50%) Developer
2 12 (12.50%) Support Engineer
3 9 (9.38%) 3rd Line Support
3 9 (9.38%) Service Analyst
3 9 (9.38%) Java Developer
3 9 (9.38%) Service Desk Analyst
4 8 (8.33%) Desktop Engineer
5 6 (6.25%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 6 (6.25%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 6 (6.25%) Desktop Support
6 5 (5.21%) Systems Engineer
6 5 (5.21%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 4 (4.17%) Applications Support
7 4 (4.17%) Applications Packager
7 4 (4.17%) Consultant
8 3 (3.13%) Data Analyst
8 3 (3.13%) Build Engineer
8 3 (3.13%) Backup Engineer
8 3 (3.13%) Integration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (7.29%) Middleware
1 7 (7.29%) Spring
1 7 (7.29%) Application Packaging
1 7 (7.29%) JPA
1 7 (7.29%) RabbitMQ
1 7 (7.29%) REST
1 7 (7.29%) AngularJS
1 7 (7.29%) Twitter Bootstrap
1 7 (7.29%) HATEOAS
1 7 (7.29%) Spring Boot
2 6 (6.25%) JSON
3 5 (5.21%) jQuery
4 4 (4.17%) Software Packaging
4 4 (4.17%) .NET
5 2 (2.08%) HTML
6 1 (1.04%) ASP.NET
6 1 (1.04%) Swing
6 1 (1.04%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 15 (15.63%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (6.25%) Data Centre
3 4 (4.17%) Client/Server
4 3 (3.13%) NHS
4 3 (3.13%) IVR
4 3 (3.13%) Enterprise Storage
4 3 (3.13%) Replication
5 2 (2.08%) Clustering
5 2 (2.08%) CMDB
5 2 (2.08%) Fat Client
5 2 (2.08%) Mobile Banking
5 2 (2.08%) Thin Client
5 2 (2.08%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.04%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.04%) Cryptography
6 1 (1.04%) PKI
6 1 (1.04%) Smartphone
6 1 (1.04%) Statistics
6 1 (1.04%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.04%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 57 (59.38%) Windows
2 28 (29.17%) Windows 7
3 27 (28.13%) Windows XP
4 21 (21.88%) Windows Server 2003
4 21 (21.88%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (8.33%) Linux
6 6 (6.25%) Windows 8
7 5 (5.21%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (5.21%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (22.92%) ITIL
2 14 (14.58%) Scrum
2 14 (14.58%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (13.54%) Change Management
4 12 (12.50%) API Development
5 10 (10.42%) User Stories
5 10 (10.42%) Service Management
6 9 (9.38%) Web Development
6 9 (9.38%) Server Building
7 8 (8.33%) Migration
8 7 (7.29%) Release Management
8 7 (7.29%) Continuous Integration
8 7 (7.29%) Workflow
9 6 (6.25%) Project Management
10 5 (5.21%) Disaster Recovery
10 5 (5.21%) Business Analysis
10 5 (5.21%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
10 5 (5.21%) Software Delivery
10 5 (5.21%) Use Case
11 4 (4.17%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 47 (48.96%) SQL
2 22 (22.92%) VBScript
3 19 (19.79%) VB
4 14 (14.58%) Java
5 12 (12.50%) JavaScript
5 12 (12.50%) T-SQL
5 12 (12.50%) PowerShell
6 7 (7.29%) Shell Script
7 5 (5.21%) PHP
8 1 (1.04%) C#
8 1 (1.04%) Perl
8 1 (1.04%) VBA
8 1 (1.04%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 25 (26.04%) Security Cleared
2 12 (12.50%) SC Cleared
3 11 (11.46%) MCP
4 10 (10.42%) Microsoft Certification
5 8 (8.33%) MCSE
5 8 (8.33%) Degree
6 4 (4.17%) DV Cleared
7 1 (1.04%) MOS
7 1 (1.04%) MCDST
7 1 (1.04%) CCNA
7 1 (1.04%) CCA
7 1 (1.04%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (1.04%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (13.54%) SLA
2 1 (1.04%) QA
2 1 (1.04%) JSP 440
System Software
1 49 (51.04%) Active Directory
2 15 (15.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (10.42%) VMware Workstation
4 7 (7.29%) Docker
5 5 (5.21%) XenApp
6 4 (4.17%) vSphere
6 4 (4.17%) Hyper-V
6 4 (4.17%) VMware ESX
7 3 (3.13%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (3.13%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 2 (2.08%) Sendmail
8 2 (2.08%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (1.04%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 38 (39.58%) SCCM
2 9 (9.38%) SCOM
3 8 (8.33%) OpenView
4 6 (6.25%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 4 (4.17%) MOM
6 3 (3.13%) ARCserve
6 3 (3.13%) Unicenter
6 3 (3.13%) Legato
6 3 (3.13%) Data Guard
6 3 (3.13%) Backup Exec
6 3 (3.13%) WMI
6 3 (3.13%) WSUS
7 2 (2.08%) BMC Marimba
7 2 (2.08%) BladeLogic
7 2 (2.08%) HP Data Protector
7 2 (2.08%) HP SIM
7 2 (2.08%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 2 (2.08%) SAP Afaria
8 1 (1.04%) SCSM
8 1 (1.04%) NetVault Backup
Vendors
1 69 (71.88%) Microsoft
2 31 (32.29%) VMware
3 16 (16.67%) HP
4 13 (13.54%) McAfee
5 8 (8.33%) Oracle
5 8 (8.33%) Citrix
5 8 (8.33%) Lotus
6 6 (6.25%) EMC
7 5 (5.21%) Cisco
7 5 (5.21%) Altiris
8 3 (3.13%) LANDesk
8 3 (3.13%) Lumension
8 3 (3.13%) BMC
8 3 (3.13%) CA
9 2 (2.08%) Symantec
9 2 (2.08%) Remedy
9 2 (2.08%) Brocade
10 1 (1.04%) Meridio
10 1 (1.04%) FFastFill
10 1 (1.04%) IronPort