The table below looks at the statistics for Systems Management Server (SMS) skills in IT contracts advertised for the Wales region. 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 29 August 2014 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Systems Management Server (SMS)
Rank 61 52 51
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -1
Contract jobs citing Systems Management Server (SMS) 5 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 0.71% 0.17% 0.17%
As % of the Systems Management category 9.09% 3.23% 4.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 1
Average daily rate
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£325 £118 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+176.59% -60.83%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £273 £150
% change year-on-year
+19.26% +81.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.25 £13.50
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +27.77%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Systems Management category in contract jobs advertised in the Wales region.

Systems Management Category
Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
55 31 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 7.79% 5.36% 4.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 19 10
Average daily rate £375 £308 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.95% -5.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £160 £301
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £330
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Average hourly rate - £15.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.06 £20.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+0.30% +11.11%

Systems Management Server (SMS)
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Systems Management Server (SMS) across the Wales region as a proportion of the total demand within the Systems Management category.

Systems Management Server (SMS) Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

Systems Management Server (SMS)
Daily Rate Trend in Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Systems Management Server (SMS) across the Wales region.

Systems Management Server (SMS) Daily Rate Trend in Wales

Systems Management Server (SMS)
Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Systems Management Server (SMS) across the Wales region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

Systems Management Server (SMS) Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

Systems Management Server (SMS)
Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Systems Management Server (SMS) across the Wales region.

Systems Management Server (SMS) Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

Systems Management Server (SMS)
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Wales region 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 4 (57.14%) MS Excel
1 4 (57.14%) SCCM
2 3 (42.86%) SC Cleared
2 3 (42.86%) Security Cleared
2 3 (42.86%) WSUS
2 3 (42.86%) Business Analysis
2 3 (42.86%) MS PowerPoint
2 3 (42.86%) McAfee ePO
2 3 (42.86%) Social Media
2 3 (42.86%) Forefront TMG
2 3 (42.86%) UAG
2 3 (42.86%) Kalman Filter
2 3 (42.86%) Websense
2 3 (42.86%) McAfee
2 3 (42.86%) Sophos
2 3 (42.86%) Windows
2 3 (42.86%) MS Office
2 3 (42.86%) MS Visio
2 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 3 (42.86%) ISEB
2 3 (42.86%) Citrix
3 2 (28.57%) UNIX
3 2 (28.57%) Terminal Services
3 2 (28.57%) MetaFrame
3 2 (28.57%) Sitecore CMS
3 2 (28.57%) Sitecore
3 2 (28.57%) CMS
4 1 (14.29%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (14.29%) AppSense
4 1 (14.29%) Incident Management

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

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Wales region 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 2 (28.57%) Sitecore CMS
1 2 (28.57%) CMS
Applications
1 4 (57.14%) MS Excel
2 3 (42.86%) MS PowerPoint
2 3 (42.86%) MS Office
2 3 (42.86%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) SAN
1 1 (14.29%) Firewall
1 1 (14.29%) WAN
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Wise Package Studio
1 1 (14.29%) MSI
1 1 (14.29%) InstallShield
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Analyst
2 3 (42.86%) Web Analyst
2 3 (42.86%) Web Business Analyst
2 3 (42.86%) Security Engineer
2 3 (42.86%) Business Analyst
2 3 (42.86%) Systems Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Desktop Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Desktop Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) Application Packaging
1 1 (14.29%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 3 (42.86%) Windows
2 2 (28.57%) UNIX
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (14.29%) Windows 7
3 1 (14.29%) Windows 8
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (14.29%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Business Analysis
1 3 (42.86%) Kalman Filter
2 1 (14.29%) Incident Management
2 1 (14.29%) Problem Management
2 1 (14.29%) Usability Testing
2 1 (14.29%) Capacity Management
2 1 (14.29%) Change Management
2 1 (14.29%) Risk Management
2 1 (14.29%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) PowerShell
1 1 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) SC Cleared
1 3 (42.86%) Security Cleared
1 3 (42.86%) ISEB
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (14.29%) MCSA
2 1 (14.29%) CCA
2 1 (14.29%) Citrix Certification
System Software
1 3 (42.86%) Forefront TMG
1 3 (42.86%) UAG
2 2 (28.57%) Terminal Services
2 2 (28.57%) MetaFrame
3 1 (14.29%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (14.29%) XenApp
3 1 (14.29%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (57.14%) SCCM
2 3 (42.86%) WSUS
2 3 (42.86%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (14.29%) Business Desktop Deployment
3 1 (14.29%) MIMEsweeper
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) Websense
1 3 (42.86%) McAfee
1 3 (42.86%) Sophos
1 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
1 3 (42.86%) Citrix
2 2 (28.57%) Sitecore
3 1 (14.29%) AppSense
3 1 (14.29%) Clearswift
3 1 (14.29%) Symantec
3 1 (14.29%) Remedy