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 9 December 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
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Systems Management Server (SMS)
Rank 571 602 545
Rank change year-on-year
+31 -57
Contract jobs citing Systems Management Server (SMS) 50 43 92
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.10% 0.078% 0.16%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.93% 0.92% 1.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 22 56
Median daily rate £250 £325 £213
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.07% +52.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £250 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £388 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £250 £325 £210
% change year-on-year
-23.07% +54.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 4
Median hourly rate £13.00 £9.00 £15.36
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+44.44% -41.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £9.00 £12.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.60 £14.40 £131.02
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.00 £9.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+44.44% -35.71%

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
5402 4684 5057
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 10.90% 8.50% 8.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 3466 2878 3115
Median daily rate £475 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 128 162 176
Median hourly rate £18.50 £18.00 £23.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.77% -22.99%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.00 £13.09
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.30 £40.05 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -27.08%

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 9 December 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)
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 9 December 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 43 £250 -28.57% 3
North East -14 14 £214 -23.66%
South East +28 13 £270 -29.18%
North West +16 11 £125 -61.53%
Tyne and Wear - 10 £233 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 10 £233 -
Cheshire - 9 £123 -
Hampshire +26 8 £270 -1.45%
Warrington - 8 £123 -
Milton Keynes +18 4 - -
Buckinghamshire +17 4 - -
Wales - 4 £425 -
Cardiff - 3 £425 -
South Wales - 3 £425 -
London +8 2 £308 -13.68% 3
Midlands - 2 £475 -
Basingstoke - 2 - -
Manchester -1 1 - -
Hertfordshire -1 1 - -
East of England -4 1 - -
Belfast - 1 £133 -
Oxfordshire - 1 - -
Macclesfield - 1 - -
Stevenage - 1 - -
Abingdon - 1 - -
County Antrim - 1 £133 -
Isle of Man - 1 - -
Northern Ireland - 1 £133 -

Systems Management Server (SMS)
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 9 December 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 95 (96.94%) Microsoft
2 67 (68.37%) Windows
3 60 (61.22%) Active Directory
4 50 (51.02%) SCCM
5 46 (46.94%) VMware
6 39 (39.80%) DHCP
6 39 (39.80%) DNS
7 38 (38.78%) Security Cleared
8 36 (36.73%) Citrix
9 34 (34.69%) Windows 7
9 34 (34.69%) Microsoft App-V
9 34 (34.69%) AppSense
10 33 (33.67%) XenApp
10 33 (33.67%) Software Delivery
11 29 (29.59%) ITIL
12 28 (28.57%) SQL
13 26 (26.53%) PowerShell
14 24 (24.49%) XenServer
14 24 (24.49%) XenDesktop
14 24 (24.49%) SC Cleared
14 24 (24.49%) OpenView Configuration Management
14 24 (24.49%) Windows Server
15 23 (23.47%) Computer Science
16 21 (21.43%) VBScript
16 21 (21.43%) MS Excel
17 19 (19.39%) VB
17 19 (19.39%) Altiris
17 19 (19.39%) Windows Server 2008
18 18 (18.37%) MSI
18 18 (18.37%) MS Office

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 14 (14.29%) MS Exchange
2 12 (12.24%) Exchange Server 2010
2 12 (12.24%) Skype for Business
3 10 (10.20%) SharePoint
4 9 (9.18%) IBM Notes
5 5 (5.10%) Apache
5 5 (5.10%) Tomcat
5 5 (5.10%) WebLogic
6 2 (2.04%) Exchange Server 5.5
7 1 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 21 (21.43%) MS Excel
2 18 (18.37%) MS Office
3 1 (1.02%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.02%) MS Project
3 1 (1.02%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.04%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.02%) Oracle CRM
2 1 (1.02%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.06%) Office 365
2 2 (2.04%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.02%) SaaS
3 1 (1.02%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 39 (39.80%) DHCP
1 39 (39.80%) DNS
2 14 (14.29%) Firewall
3 13 (13.27%) Wi-Fi
4 12 (12.24%) SAN
4 12 (12.24%) WLAN
5 9 (9.18%) 3G
6 8 (8.16%) NAS
6 8 (8.16%) TCP/IP
6 8 (8.16%) VPN
7 7 (7.14%) Cisco ASA
7 7 (7.14%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 7 (7.14%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 7 (7.14%) SNMP
7 7 (7.14%) SSL
8 6 (6.12%) LAN
8 6 (6.12%) WAN
9 5 (5.10%) ADSL
9 5 (5.10%) DMZ
9 5 (5.10%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.06%) MySQL
1 3 (3.06%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.02%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.02%) MongoDB
2 1 (1.02%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.02%) Redis
2 1 (1.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 18 (18.37%) MSI
2 3 (3.06%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.02%) InstallShield
3 1 (1.02%) Mercurial
3 1 (1.02%) TestDirector
General
1 3 (3.06%) Finance
1 3 (3.06%) Military
2 1 (1.02%) Banking
2 1 (1.02%) Legal
2 1 (1.02%) Multimedia
2 1 (1.02%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (1.02%) Publishing
2 1 (1.02%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 19 (19.39%) Analyst
2 13 (13.27%) Desktop Engineer
3 12 (12.24%) Desktop Support
4 8 (8.16%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 8 (8.16%) Service Desk Analyst
5 7 (7.14%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
5 7 (7.14%) Build Engineer
5 7 (7.14%) Service Analyst
6 6 (6.12%) 2nd Line Support
6 6 (6.12%) SOC Analyst
7 5 (5.10%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
7 5 (5.10%) Architect
7 5 (5.10%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 5 (5.10%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 5 (5.10%) SCCM Engineer
7 5 (5.10%) Support Engineer
8 4 (4.08%) 3rd Line Support
8 4 (4.08%) Network Architect
8 4 (4.08%) Security Analyst
8 4 (4.08%) Voice Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.10%) J2EE
2 1 (1.02%) .NET
2 1 (1.02%) AngularJS
2 1 (1.02%) ASP.NET
2 1 (1.02%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (1.02%) CSS
2 1 (1.02%) CSS3
2 1 (1.02%) HTML
2 1 (1.02%) HTML5
2 1 (1.02%) jQuery
2 1 (1.02%) JSON
2 1 (1.02%) RabbitMQ
2 1 (1.02%) SignalR
Miscellaneous
1 23 (23.47%) Computer Science
2 13 (13.27%) Data Centre
3 11 (11.22%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (9.18%) Fat Client
4 9 (9.18%) Thin Client
5 7 (7.14%) Management Information System
5 7 (7.14%) PKI
6 6 (6.12%) Clustering
7 4 (4.08%) Virtual Team
8 3 (3.06%) Security Operations Centre
9 2 (2.04%) Replication
10 1 (1.02%) Blackberry
10 1 (1.02%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (1.02%) Enterprise Storage
10 1 (1.02%) Life Science
10 1 (1.02%) LIMS
10 1 (1.02%) Mainframe
10 1 (1.02%) Mobile Payment
10 1 (1.02%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 67 (68.37%) Windows
2 34 (34.69%) Windows 7
3 24 (24.49%) Windows Server
4 19 (19.39%) Windows Server 2008
5 12 (12.24%) Windows 8
5 12 (12.24%) Windows Server 2003
6 10 (10.20%) Windows 10
7 6 (6.12%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (5.10%) Apple iOS
8 5 (5.10%) Linux
8 5 (5.10%) Mac OS
8 5 (5.10%) Solaris
8 5 (5.10%) Unix
9 4 (4.08%) Windows Vista
10 3 (3.06%) Windows XP
11 1 (1.02%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (33.67%) Software Delivery
2 29 (29.59%) ITIL
3 14 (14.29%) Incident Management
4 12 (12.24%) Migration
5 10 (10.20%) Change Management
5 10 (10.20%) Information Security
5 10 (10.20%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 10 (10.20%) Service Management
6 9 (9.18%) Software Distribution
7 8 (8.16%) Problem Management
7 8 (8.16%) Trend Analysis
8 7 (7.14%) Multi-Factor Authentication
8 7 (7.14%) PRINCE2
8 7 (7.14%) Process Improvement
8 7 (7.14%) Server Building
8 7 (7.14%) Service Delivery
8 7 (7.14%) SIEM
8 7 (7.14%) Software Deployment
8 7 (7.14%) Two-Factor Authentication
8 7 (7.14%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 28 (28.57%) SQL
2 26 (26.53%) PowerShell
3 21 (21.43%) VBScript
4 19 (19.39%) VB
5 15 (15.31%) T-SQL
6 2 (2.04%) VB6
7 1 (1.02%) C#
7 1 (1.02%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 38 (38.78%) Security Cleared
2 24 (24.49%) SC Cleared
3 17 (17.35%) BPSS Clearance
4 16 (16.33%) Degree
5 13 (13.27%) Microsoft Certification
6 11 (11.22%) MCSA
7 10 (10.20%) DV Cleared
8 9 (9.18%) MCP
9 5 (5.10%) MCITP
10 4 (4.08%) CCNA
10 4 (4.08%) CCNP
10 4 (4.08%) Cisco Certification
10 4 (4.08%) VCP4
10 4 (4.08%) VCP5
10 4 (4.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 3 (3.06%) CISSP
12 1 (1.02%) A+ Certification
12 1 (1.02%) APMP
12 1 (1.02%) MCSE
12 1 (1.02%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (16.33%) Disclosure Scotland
2 7 (7.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (6.12%) QA
4 4 (4.08%) SLA
5 1 (1.02%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 60 (61.22%) Active Directory
2 34 (34.69%) Microsoft App-V
3 33 (33.67%) XenApp
4 24 (24.49%) XenDesktop
4 24 (24.49%) XenServer
5 16 (16.33%) VMware Infrastructure
6 15 (15.31%) Hyper-V
7 2 (2.04%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 2 (2.04%) VMware ESX
7 2 (2.04%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (2.04%) VMware GSX
8 1 (1.02%) Firmware
8 1 (1.02%) ISA Server
8 1 (1.02%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 50 (51.02%) SCCM
2 24 (24.49%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 7 (7.14%) Nessus
3 7 (7.14%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 4 (4.08%) Norton AntiVirus
4 4 (4.08%) PowerCLI
5 3 (3.06%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 3 (3.06%) MOM
6 2 (2.04%) SCOM
6 2 (2.04%) WSUS
7 1 (1.02%) AirWatch
7 1 (1.02%) Backup Exec
7 1 (1.02%) CA Single Sign-On
7 1 (1.02%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 1 (1.02%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 95 (96.94%) Microsoft
2 46 (46.94%) VMware
3 36 (36.73%) Citrix
4 34 (34.69%) AppSense
5 19 (19.39%) Altiris
6 11 (11.22%) HP
7 10 (10.20%) Cisco
8 9 (9.18%) Lotus
9 8 (8.16%) Symantec
9 8 (8.16%) ThinPrint
10 7 (7.14%) CheckPoint
10 7 (7.14%) F5
10 7 (7.14%) ScanSafe
10 7 (7.14%) Sourcefire
10 7 (7.14%) Splunk
11 6 (6.12%) Intel Security
11 6 (6.12%) Oracle
12 4 (4.08%) Apple
12 4 (4.08%) NetApp
12 4 (4.08%) Supermicro