The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 28 March 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)
UK / England
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 563 578 568
Rank change year-on-year +15 -10  
Contract jobs citing Systems Management Server (SMS) 20 36 37
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.048% 0.073% 0.075%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.48% 0.78% 0.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 15 9
Median daily rate £243 £350 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -30.71% +75.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £139 £244 £118
10% offered a daily rate of more than £528 £445 £580
UK excluding London median daily rate £210 £350 £250
% change year-on-year -40.00% +40.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 11 5
Median hourly rate £16.50 £16.10 £55.65
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.48% -71.06%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.10 £38.33
% change year-on-year +2.48% -57.99%  

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 England with a requirement for systems management skills.

Systems Management Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 4145 4606 4157
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 9.96% 9.32% 8.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 2795 2950 2485
Median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £310 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 88 124 169
Median hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 £20.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +11.46%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.89 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £55.00 £37.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year -15.55% +9.75%  

Systems Management Server (SMS)
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in 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 England

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

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

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

Systems Management Server (SMS)
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Systems Management Server (SMS) in England over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Systems Management Server (SMS) in England

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

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

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

Systems Management Server (SMS)
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Systems Management Server (SMS) in England over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Systems Management Server (SMS) in England

Systems Management Server (SMS)
Contract Job Locations in 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 England region over the 3 months to 28 March 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
South East +9 12 £400 +14.28% 2
London +22 4 £550 +46.66% 5
North West +28 3 £140 -
East of England -5 1 £200 - 2
Systems Management Server (SMS)
UK

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 England region with a requirement for Systems Management Server (SMS).

1 50 (79.37%) Microsoft
2 43 (68.25%) Windows
3 33 (52.38%) SCCM
4 30 (47.62%) Active Directory
5 29 (46.03%) Security Cleared
6 28 (44.44%) ITIL
7 20 (31.75%) MS Excel
8 19 (30.16%) VMware
8 19 (30.16%) SC Cleared
9 17 (26.98%) MS Office
9 17 (26.98%) Citrix
10 16 (25.40%) DNS
10 16 (25.40%) Microsoft App-V
10 16 (25.40%) Windows 7
10 16 (25.40%) Software Delivery
11 15 (23.81%) XenApp
11 15 (23.81%) AppSense
11 15 (23.81%) DHCP
12 14 (22.22%) MSI
13 13 (20.63%) Incident Management
14 12 (19.05%) Change Management
15 11 (17.46%) Service Management
15 11 (17.46%) Oracle
15 11 (17.46%) Release Management
15 11 (17.46%) VMware Infrastructure
15 11 (17.46%) PowerShell
15 11 (17.46%) Analytical Skills
16 10 (15.87%) Windows Server
16 10 (15.87%) Windows Server 2008
16 10 (15.87%) Problem Management

Systems Management Server (SMS)
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 10 (15.87%) IBM Notes
1 10 (15.87%) MS Exchange
2 6 (9.52%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (7.94%) Skype for Business
4 3 (4.76%) Apache
5 2 (3.17%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (3.17%) Exchange Server 5.5
5 2 (3.17%) Tomcat
5 2 (3.17%) WebLogic
6 1 (1.59%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 1 (1.59%) CMS
6 1 (1.59%) phpBB
6 1 (1.59%) SAS
6 1 (1.59%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.59%) WordPress
Applications
1 20 (31.75%) MS Excel
2 17 (26.98%) MS Office
3 1 (1.59%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 7 (11.11%) Oracle EBS
1 7 (11.11%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (1.59%) Adobe Campaign
2 1 (1.59%) FastStats
2 1 (1.59%) FastStats PeopleStage
2 1 (1.59%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (1.59%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.17%) IaaS
1 2 (3.17%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (3.17%) PaaS
2 1 (1.59%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.59%) Amazon ELB
2 1 (1.59%) Amazon S3
2 1 (1.59%) Amazon SQS
2 1 (1.59%) Silverpop
Communications & Networking
1 16 (25.40%) DNS
2 15 (23.81%) DHCP
3 9 (14.29%) Wi-Fi
4 7 (11.11%) 3G
5 5 (7.94%) Firewall
5 5 (7.94%) WLAN
6 4 (6.35%) NAS
6 4 (6.35%) SAN
7 3 (4.76%) Cisco ASA
7 3 (4.76%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 3 (4.76%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 3 (4.76%) LAN
7 3 (4.76%) VoIP
7 3 (4.76%) VPN
7 3 (4.76%) WAN
8 2 (3.17%) ADSL
8 2 (3.17%) DMZ
8 2 (3.17%) IP Telephony
8 2 (3.17%) MPLS
8 2 (3.17%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (9.52%) Oracle Reports
2 5 (7.94%) MySQL
3 3 (4.76%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 14 (22.22%) MSI
2 3 (4.76%) Visual Studio
3 2 (3.17%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.59%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.59%) JIRA
4 1 (1.59%) MSBuild
4 1 (1.59%) MSTest
4 1 (1.59%) NUnit
4 1 (1.59%) Subversion
4 1 (1.59%) TeamCity
4 1 (1.59%) Vagrant
4 1 (1.59%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 9 (14.29%) Finance
2 4 (6.35%) Military
3 1 (1.59%) Banking
3 1 (1.59%) Marketing
3 1 (1.59%) Multimedia
3 1 (1.59%) Publishing
3 1 (1.59%) Retail
Job Titles
1 18 (28.57%) Analyst
2 13 (20.63%) Service Analyst
2 13 (20.63%) Service Desk Analyst
3 10 (15.87%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
3 10 (15.87%) Test Manager
4 8 (12.70%) Desktop Support
5 6 (9.52%) 2nd Line Support
6 5 (7.94%) Desktop Engineer
7 4 (6.35%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
7 4 (6.35%) UAT Manager
7 4 (6.35%) UAT Test Manager
8 3 (4.76%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 3 (4.76%) Developer
8 3 (4.76%) E-Business Manager
8 3 (4.76%) IT Analyst
8 3 (4.76%) SOC Analyst
8 3 (4.76%) Support Engineer
9 2 (3.17%) 3rd Line Support
9 2 (3.17%) Architect
9 2 (3.17%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.17%) CSS
1 2 (3.17%) HTML
1 2 (3.17%) J2EE
2 1 (1.59%) .NET
2 1 (1.59%) .NET Framework
2 1 (1.59%) Ajax
2 1 (1.59%) Apache Tika
2 1 (1.59%) ASP.NET
2 1 (1.59%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (1.59%) LAMP
2 1 (1.59%) LINQ
2 1 (1.59%) Smarty
2 1 (1.59%) SOAP
2 1 (1.59%) WCF
2 1 (1.59%) Web Services
2 1 (1.59%) WPF
2 1 (1.59%) XML
2 1 (1.59%) XSLT
2 1 (1.59%) Zend Framework
Miscellaneous
1 11 (17.46%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (14.29%) Computer Science
3 7 (11.11%) Fat Client
3 7 (11.11%) Thin Client
4 4 (6.35%) Management Information System
5 3 (4.76%) Blackberry
5 3 (4.76%) Data Centre
5 3 (4.76%) PKI
6 2 (3.17%) Clustering
6 2 (3.17%) Security Operations Centre
6 2 (3.17%) Smartphone
6 2 (3.17%) Virtual Team
7 1 (1.59%) Streaming Media
7 1 (1.59%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 43 (68.25%) Windows
2 16 (25.40%) Windows 7
3 10 (15.87%) Windows Server
3 10 (15.87%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (14.29%) Windows 10
5 8 (12.70%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (11.11%) Windows 8
6 7 (11.11%) Windows Vista
7 4 (6.35%) Linux
8 2 (3.17%) Unix
9 1 (1.59%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (44.44%) ITIL
2 16 (25.40%) Software Delivery
3 13 (20.63%) Incident Management
4 12 (19.05%) Change Management
5 11 (17.46%) Release Management
5 11 (17.46%) Service Management
6 10 (15.87%) Migration
6 10 (15.87%) Problem Management
7 9 (14.29%) Application Packaging
7 9 (14.29%) PRINCE2
8 7 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
9 5 (7.94%) Infrastructure Management
9 5 (7.94%) Service Delivery
9 5 (7.94%) Trend Analysis
10 4 (6.35%) Operational Acceptance Testing
10 4 (6.35%) Software Deployment
11 3 (4.76%) Analytics
11 3 (4.76%) Cybersecurity
11 3 (4.76%) Multi-Factor Authentication
11 3 (4.76%) Two-Factor Authentication
Programming Languages
1 11 (17.46%) PowerShell
2 9 (14.29%) SQL
2 9 (14.29%) VB
3 7 (11.11%) VBScript
4 3 (4.76%) T-SQL
5 2 (3.17%) JavaScript
5 2 (3.17%) VB6
6 1 (1.59%) Bash Shell
6 1 (1.59%) C#
6 1 (1.59%) PHP
6 1 (1.59%) Python
6 1 (1.59%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 29 (46.03%) Security Cleared
2 19 (30.16%) SC Cleared
3 10 (15.87%) DV Cleared
4 5 (7.94%) BPSS Clearance
4 5 (7.94%) ISEB
4 5 (7.94%) MCP
5 4 (6.35%) Degree
6 2 (3.17%) CISSP
6 2 (3.17%) MCITP
6 2 (3.17%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (1.59%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.94%) Disclosure Scotland
1 5 (7.94%) QA
2 3 (4.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.59%) ISO 8583
3 1 (1.59%) SLA
System Software
1 30 (47.62%) Active Directory
2 16 (25.40%) Microsoft App-V
3 15 (23.81%) XenApp
4 11 (17.46%) VMware Infrastructure
5 8 (12.70%) Hyper-V
6 7 (11.11%) XenDesktop
6 7 (11.11%) XenServer
7 2 (3.17%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 2 (3.17%) Sendmail
7 2 (3.17%) VMware ESX
7 2 (3.17%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (3.17%) VMware GSX
8 1 (1.59%) Docker
8 1 (1.59%) Shibboleth
8 1 (1.59%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 33 (52.38%) SCCM
2 9 (14.29%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 4 (6.35%) Norton AntiVirus
3 4 (6.35%) WSUS
4 3 (4.76%) Nessus
4 3 (4.76%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 2 (3.17%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 2 (3.17%) MOM
5 2 (3.17%) SCOM
5 2 (3.17%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 1 (1.59%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (1.59%) Piwik
6 1 (1.59%) Puppet
Vendors
1 50 (79.37%) Microsoft
2 19 (30.16%) VMware
3 17 (26.98%) Citrix
4 15 (23.81%) AppSense
5 11 (17.46%) Oracle
6 10 (15.87%) Lotus
7 6 (9.52%) Cisco
7 6 (9.52%) ThinPrint
8 5 (7.94%) Symantec
9 3 (4.76%) Altiris
9 3 (4.76%) CheckPoint
9 3 (4.76%) F5
9 3 (4.76%) HP
9 3 (4.76%) ScanSafe
9 3 (4.76%) Sourcefire
9 3 (4.76%) Splunk
10 2 (3.17%) NetApp
10 2 (3.17%) ServiceNow
10 2 (3.17%) SolarWinds
10 2 (3.17%) Trend Micro
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