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 5 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
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Systems Management Server (SMS)
Rank 563 494 451
Rank change year-on-year
-69 -43
Contract jobs citing Systems Management Server (SMS) 46 88 102
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.082% 0.16% 0.21%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.05% 2.08% 3.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 52 62
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£375 £280 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+34.16% +24.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £165 £96
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £400 £443
UK excluding London average daily rate £263 £305 £250
% change year-on-year
-13.93% +22.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 2 5
Average hourly rate £20.19 £16.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.15% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.50 £14.80 £13.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £17.20 £66.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.19 £16.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+26.15% -30.43%

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
4369 4225 3374
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.81% 7.74% 7.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 2688 2443 1940
Average daily rate £400 £390 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 197 160 164
Average hourly rate £20.50 £25.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.00% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.63 £45.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £25.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-16.00% +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 5 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 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 5 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 -52 41 £375 +38.88% 7
London +3 16 £425 +93.18% 4
South West +9 9 £375 -1.31%
Swindon - 9 £375 -
Wiltshire - 9 £375 -
Hampshire -10 8 £288 -18.09%
South East -39 8 £288 -17.08% 1
City of London +12 6 £481 +183.08%
North West -18 4 £120 -45.45% 1
Basingstoke - 4 £275 -
Cheshire -5 3 £120 -
Warrington -13 3 £120 -
Glasgow -5 2 £200 -
Scotland -15 2 £200 -28.57%
South Wales -1 1 - -
Manchester -3 1 £500 - 1
Tyne and Wear -4 1 - -
North East -7 1 - -
Wales -10 1 - -
West Midlands -16 1 £200 +8.10%
Northern Ireland - 1 - -
Hook - 1 - -
Middlesbrough - 1 £150 -
Newport - 1 - -
Sunderland - 1 - -
County Antrim - 1 - -
Belfast - 1 - -
Twickenham - 1 - -
Herefordshire - 1 £200 -
North Yorkshire - 1 £150 -

Systems Management Server (SMS)
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 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 94 (81.03%) Microsoft
2 76 (65.52%) Windows
3 61 (52.59%) Active Directory
4 56 (48.28%) MS Excel
4 56 (48.28%) SCCM
5 49 (42.24%) SQL
6 48 (41.38%) VMware
7 41 (35.34%) Security Cleared
7 41 (35.34%) Windows Server 2008
8 40 (34.48%) Windows 7
8 40 (34.48%) Windows Server 2003
9 36 (31.03%) MS Office
10 34 (29.31%) VMware Infrastructure
11 30 (25.86%) ITIL
11 30 (25.86%) Windows XP
12 29 (25.00%) VBScript
13 28 (24.14%) VB
14 25 (21.55%) Oracle
14 25 (21.55%) HP
14 25 (21.55%) SC Cleared
15 24 (20.69%) PowerShell
16 22 (18.97%) MCP
17 21 (18.10%) Service Management
18 20 (17.24%) OpenView Configuration Management
18 20 (17.24%) SLA
19 18 (15.52%) Hyper-V
20 17 (14.66%) SQL Server
21 15 (12.93%) IBM Notes
21 15 (12.93%) DNS
21 15 (12.93%) OpenView

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

For the 6 months to 5 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 15 (12.93%) IBM Notes
2 14 (12.07%) MS Exchange
3 11 (9.48%) IIS
4 9 (7.76%) SharePoint
5 7 (6.03%) Exchange Server 2003
5 7 (6.03%) OpenStack
6 6 (5.17%) Exchange Server 2010
7 5 (4.31%) SharePoint Server
8 3 (2.59%) Confluence
8 3 (2.59%) Documentum
9 2 (1.72%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.86%) CMS
10 1 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2000
10 1 (0.86%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 56 (48.28%) MS Excel
2 36 (31.03%) MS Office
3 8 (6.90%) MS Project
4 3 (2.59%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.86%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.86%) GoldMine
1 1 (0.86%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 7 (6.03%) Cloud Computing
2 4 (3.45%) GitHub
3 3 (2.59%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 15 (12.93%) DNS
2 13 (11.21%) DHCP
3 9 (7.76%) SAN
4 6 (5.17%) TCP/IP
5 5 (4.31%) Broadband
5 5 (4.31%) WAN
6 4 (3.45%) LAN
6 4 (3.45%) Firewall
7 3 (2.59%) NAS
7 3 (2.59%) PBX
7 3 (2.59%) VPN
8 2 (1.72%) HTTP
8 2 (1.72%) Intranet
8 2 (1.72%) SSL
8 2 (1.72%) Wireshark
8 2 (1.72%) Cisco IOS
8 2 (1.72%) Network Security
8 2 (1.72%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (1.72%) Junos
8 2 (1.72%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (14.66%) SQL Server
2 6 (5.17%) Relational Database
3 5 (4.31%) MySQL
4 4 (3.45%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (3.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (2.59%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 3 (2.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (2.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (1.72%) OLAP Cube
6 2 (1.72%) Oracle OLAP
6 2 (1.72%) QlikView
6 2 (1.72%) OLAP
6 2 (1.72%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.72%) Data Mining
6 2 (1.72%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.86%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 12 (10.34%) StarTeam
2 6 (5.17%) MSI
3 3 (2.59%) JIRA
4 2 (1.72%) QuickTest Pro
4 2 (1.72%) LoadRunner
4 2 (1.72%) Wise Package Studio
5 1 (0.86%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.86%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.86%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.86%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.86%) InstallShield
5 1 (0.86%) AdminStudio
General
1 11 (9.48%) Finance
2 6 (5.17%) Telecoms
3 5 (4.31%) Banking
4 2 (1.72%) Retail
4 2 (1.72%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.86%) Marketing
5 1 (0.86%) French Language
5 1 (0.86%) Front Office
5 1 (0.86%) Legal
5 1 (0.86%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 21 (18.10%) Analyst
2 13 (11.21%) Service Analyst
2 13 (11.21%) Service Desk Analyst
3 11 (9.48%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 9 (7.76%) Support Engineer
4 9 (7.76%) Desktop Engineer
4 9 (7.76%) Integration Engineer
5 7 (6.03%) 3rd Line Support
6 6 (5.17%) Developer
6 6 (5.17%) Senior Manager
7 5 (4.31%) Systems Engineer
7 5 (4.31%) Desktop Support
7 5 (4.31%) Administrator
7 5 (4.31%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 5 (4.31%) Build Engineer
8 4 (3.45%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 4 (3.45%) Windows Administrator
8 4 (3.45%) 2nd Line Support
8 4 (3.45%) Integration Manager
8 4 (3.45%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (6.03%) Application Packaging
1 7 (6.03%) .NET
2 4 (3.45%) JSON
3 3 (2.59%) ASP.NET
3 3 (2.59%) Software Packaging
3 3 (2.59%) jQuery
4 2 (1.72%) Spring
5 1 (0.86%) HTML
5 1 (0.86%) XML
5 1 (0.86%) WSH
5 1 (0.86%) Middleware
5 1 (0.86%) JPA
5 1 (0.86%) RabbitMQ
5 1 (0.86%) REST
5 1 (0.86%) AngularJS
5 1 (0.86%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 1 (0.86%) HATEOAS
5 1 (0.86%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 8 (6.90%) Open Source
2 7 (6.03%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (4.31%) Management Information System
4 4 (3.45%) Replication
4 4 (3.45%) Enterprise Storage
5 3 (2.59%) IVR
5 3 (2.59%) Fat Client
5 3 (2.59%) NHS
5 3 (2.59%) Thin Client
5 3 (2.59%) PKI
6 2 (1.72%) Blackberry
6 2 (1.72%) Clustering
6 2 (1.72%) Cryptography
6 2 (1.72%) Mobile Banking
6 2 (1.72%) Algorithms
6 2 (1.72%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.86%) iPad
7 1 (0.86%) iPhone
7 1 (0.86%) Smartphone
7 1 (0.86%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 76 (65.52%) Windows
2 41 (35.34%) Windows Server 2008
3 40 (34.48%) Windows 7
3 40 (34.48%) Windows Server 2003
4 30 (25.86%) Windows XP
5 15 (12.93%) Windows Server 2012
6 13 (11.21%) Windows 8
7 10 (8.62%) Linux
8 8 (6.90%) Windows 2000
9 7 (6.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (1.72%) Windows Vista
11 1 (0.86%) Windows CE
11 1 (0.86%) Windows NT
11 1 (0.86%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (25.86%) ITIL
2 21 (18.10%) Service Management
3 15 (12.93%) Configuration Management
4 9 (7.76%) Project Management
5 8 (6.90%) Change Management
5 8 (6.90%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (6.90%) Time Management
6 7 (6.03%) Release Management
6 7 (6.03%) Migration
7 6 (5.17%) Scrum
7 6 (5.17%) Service Delivery
8 5 (4.31%) Network Management
8 5 (4.31%) Performance Tuning
8 5 (4.31%) Mentoring
9 4 (3.45%) Coaching
9 4 (3.45%) Performance Monitoring
9 4 (3.45%) Problem Management
9 4 (3.45%) Disaster Recovery
10 3 (2.59%) Workflow
10 3 (2.59%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 49 (42.24%) SQL
2 29 (25.00%) VBScript
3 28 (24.14%) VB
4 24 (20.69%) PowerShell
5 9 (7.76%) T-SQL
6 8 (6.90%) Shell Script
7 6 (5.17%) Java
8 4 (3.45%) JavaScript
8 4 (3.45%) C#
9 3 (2.59%) PHP
10 1 (0.86%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.86%) C
10 1 (0.86%) Perl
10 1 (0.86%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.86%) VBA
Qualifications
1 41 (35.34%) Security Cleared
2 25 (21.55%) SC Cleared
3 22 (18.97%) MCP
4 13 (11.21%) DV Cleared
5 11 (9.48%) MCSE
5 11 (9.48%) Microsoft Certification
6 7 (6.03%) RHCE
6 7 (6.03%) RHCA
6 7 (6.03%) RHCSA
7 4 (3.45%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (3.45%) Degree
7 4 (3.45%) CCNA
8 1 (0.86%) CCA
8 1 (0.86%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (0.86%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (0.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (17.24%) SLA
2 2 (1.72%) QA
2 2 (1.72%) JSP 440
System Software
1 61 (52.59%) Active Directory
2 34 (29.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (15.52%) Hyper-V
4 8 (6.90%) XenApp
4 8 (6.90%) VMware Workstation
5 5 (4.31%) Microsoft App-V
5 5 (4.31%) VMware ESX
6 4 (3.45%) vSphere
7 3 (2.59%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (1.72%) XenServer
8 2 (1.72%) XenDesktop
8 2 (1.72%) Sendmail
8 2 (1.72%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 1 (0.86%) VMware Server
9 1 (0.86%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.86%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.86%) ISA Server
9 1 (0.86%) VMware GSX
9 1 (0.86%) Docker
9 1 (0.86%) UAG
Systems Management
1 56 (48.28%) SCCM
2 20 (17.24%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 15 (12.93%) OpenView
4 11 (9.48%) SCOM
5 7 (6.03%) Backup Exec
6 6 (5.17%) BMC Marimba
7 5 (4.31%) Legato
7 5 (4.31%) Data Guard
8 3 (2.59%) SCOrch
8 3 (2.59%) SCSM
8 3 (2.59%) MOM
8 3 (2.59%) WMI
8 3 (2.59%) BladeLogic
9 2 (1.72%) Unicenter
9 2 (1.72%) HP Data Protector
9 2 (1.72%) ARCserve
9 2 (1.72%) AirWatch
9 2 (1.72%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 2 (1.72%) WhatsUp Gold
9 2 (1.72%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 94 (81.03%) Microsoft
2 48 (41.38%) VMware
3 25 (21.55%) HP
3 25 (21.55%) Oracle
4 15 (12.93%) Lotus
5 13 (11.21%) McAfee
6 11 (9.48%) Citrix
7 9 (7.76%) Cisco
7 9 (7.76%) Altiris
8 8 (6.90%) EMC
8 8 (6.90%) Borland
9 7 (6.03%) Red Hat
10 6 (5.17%) Symantec
11 5 (4.31%) LANDesk
11 5 (4.31%) BMC
12 4 (3.45%) NetApp
13 3 (2.59%) CheckPoint
13 3 (2.59%) F5
14 2 (1.72%) Tableau
14 2 (1.72%) Lumension
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