The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England with a requirement for Systems Management Server (SMS) skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Systems Management Server (SMS) over the 3 months to 24 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Systems Management Server (SMS)
England / East of England
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 131 125 142
Rank change year-on-year -6 +17  
Contract jobs citing Systems Management Server (SMS) 2 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.087% 0.16% 0.033%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.75% 1.77% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Median daily rate - - £388
UK excluding London median daily rate £334 £271 £375
% change year-on-year +23.13% -27.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 0
Median hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.66% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £36.00 £20.19
% change year-on-year -51.38% +78.35%  

Systems Management Server (SMS) is in the systems management skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England with a requirement for systems management skills.

Systems Management Skills
East of England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 267 226 363
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 11.61% 8.92% 11.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 144 143 220
Median daily rate £486 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.41% +13.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £300 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £377
% change year-on-year +12.50% +5.99%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 9 22
Median hourly rate £15.00 £34.70 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -56.77% -7.46%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.44 £17.50 £19.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £45.80 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £35.00 £20.19
% change year-on-year -50.00% +73.39%  

Systems Management Server (SMS)
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East of England citing Systems Management Server (SMS) as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Systems Management category.

Job vacancy trend for Systems Management Server (SMS) in the East of England

Systems Management Server (SMS)
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Systems Management Server (SMS) in the East of England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Systems Management Server (SMS) in the East of England

Systems Management Server (SMS)
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Systems Management Server (SMS) in the East of England

Systems Management Server (SMS)
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 East of England region over the 3 months to 24 June 2017. 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 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
Cambridgeshire +1 2 - - 1
Systems Management Server (SMS)
England

For the 6 months to 24 June 2017, 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 across the East of England region with a requirement for Systems Management Server (SMS).

1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (50.00%) Apple
2 2 (50.00%) SCCM
2 2 (50.00%) Mac OS
2 2 (50.00%) Software Deployment
2 2 (50.00%) Windows
2 2 (50.00%) Apple iOS
2 2 (50.00%) Customer Requirements
2 2 (50.00%) SLA
3 1 (25.00%) Push Notifications
3 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (25.00%) MSBuild
3 1 (25.00%) MS Exchange
3 1 (25.00%) Windows 8
3 1 (25.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 1 (25.00%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (25.00%) Email Management
3 1 (25.00%) Kalman Filter
3 1 (25.00%) Concurrent Programming
3 1 (25.00%) Sendmail
3 1 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (25.00%) Trend Micro
3 1 (25.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (25.00%) MSTest
3 1 (25.00%) Multithreading
3 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (25.00%) PowerShell

Systems Management Server (SMS)
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (25.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) NFC
1 1 (25.00%) SMPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MSBuild
1 1 (25.00%) MSTest
1 1 (25.00%) NUnit
1 1 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (25.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (25.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 1 (25.00%) .NET Developer
1 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET Developer
1 1 (25.00%) C# .NET Developer
1 1 (25.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
1 1 (25.00%) C# Developer
1 1 (25.00%) C# WCF Developer
1 1 (25.00%) Customer Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Desktop Support
1 1 (25.00%) Developer
1 1 (25.00%) IT Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Messaging Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Senior Customer Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Senior IT Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Developer
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Developer
1 1 (25.00%) WCF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) .NET
1 1 (25.00%) .NET Framework
1 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
1 1 (25.00%) LINQ
1 1 (25.00%) WCF
1 1 (25.00%) WPF
1 1 (25.00%) XML
1 1 (25.00%) XSLT
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Apple iOS
1 2 (50.00%) Mac OS
1 2 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (25.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (25.00%) Windows 8
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Customer Requirements
1 2 (50.00%) Software Deployment
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) Concurrent Programming
2 1 (25.00%) Email Management
2 1 (25.00%) Information Security
2 1 (25.00%) Kalman Filter
2 1 (25.00%) Multithreading
2 1 (25.00%) MVC
2 1 (25.00%) Performance Monitoring
2 1 (25.00%) Push Notifications
2 1 (25.00%) Regression Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Scrum
2 1 (25.00%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) C#
1 1 (25.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (50.00%) SLA
2 1 (25.00%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (25.00%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 2 (50.00%) SCCM
2 1 (25.00%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (25.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (50.00%) Apple
3 1 (25.00%) Symantec
3 1 (25.00%) Trend Micro