Period
to 23 November 2017

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 6 months to 23 November 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
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 666 780 796
Rank change year-on-year +114 +16 -86
Contract jobs citing Systems Management Server (SMS) 193 93 75
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.20% 0.095% 0.072%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.79% 0.86% 0.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 128 59 28
England median daily rate £325 £253 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +28.71% -26.81% +23.21%
10th Percentile £153 £122 £241
90th Percentile £529 £392 £394
UK median daily rate £340 £270 £325
% change year-on-year +25.93% -16.92% +12.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 11 12
England median hourly rate £16.19 £28.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -42.18% +93.10% -17.14%
10th Percentile £10.19 £13.00 £9.20
90th Percentile £26.86 £33.75 £20.02
UK median hourly rate £16.19 £28.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year -42.18% +75.00% -8.57%

Systems Management Server (SMS) is in the Systems Management category. The following 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.

All Systems Management Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 10754 10862 8991
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 11.34% 11.11% 8.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 7362 7000 5558
England median daily rate £475 £450 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +9.09% +3.13%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £240
90th Percentile £625 £588 £575
UK median daily rate £475 £445 £400
% change year-on-year +6.74% +11.25% +3.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 261 246 308
England median hourly rate £17.00 £20.38 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.56% +1.88% +2.56%
10th Percentile £10.88 £12.75 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.50 £44.50 £43.00
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £20.73 £19.03
% change year-on-year -15.58% +8.93% -2.41%

Systems Management Server (SMS)
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Systems Management Server (SMS) as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

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 6 months to 23 November 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 6 months to 23 November 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 6 months to 23 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +45 73 £350 -26.32% 2
North of England +61 53 £300 +33.33% 3
Midlands - 28 £340 - 1
South East +2 21 £318 -0.63% 3
North West +30 20 £288 +139.58% 1
North East +38 17 £300 +33.33% 1
Yorkshire - 16 £431 - 1
West Midlands - 15 £350 -
South West +8 14 £462 +100.87% 1
East Midlands - 13 £319 - 1
East of England -17 4 £205 -
Systems Management Server (SMS)
UK

For the 6 months to 23 November 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).

1 125 (64.77%) Microsoft
2 76 (39.38%) Windows
3 68 (35.23%) Microsoft Office
4 67 (34.72%) Active Directory
5 40 (20.73%) Microsoft Excel
6 35 (18.13%) ITIL
7 32 (16.58%) Finance
8 31 (16.06%) SQL
9 30 (15.54%) VMware
9 30 (15.54%) Agile Software Development
10 29 (15.03%) MS Visio
10 29 (15.03%) Analytical Skills
11 27 (13.99%) SCCM
11 27 (13.99%) Windows 7
12 26 (13.47%) Windows Server
13 25 (12.95%) Microsoft PowerPoint
13 25 (12.95%) MS Exchange
13 25 (12.95%) Citrix
14 23 (11.92%) SharePoint
14 23 (11.92%) Security Cleared
15 22 (11.40%) VMware Infrastructure
15 22 (11.40%) SQL Server
16 21 (10.88%) Project Management
17 20 (10.36%) DNS
18 19 (9.84%) Stakeholder Management
18 19 (9.84%) Management Information System
18 19 (9.84%) Degree
19 18 (9.33%) Hyper-V
19 18 (9.33%) Service Management
19 18 (9.33%) Banking

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 25 (12.95%) MS Exchange
2 23 (11.92%) SharePoint
3 13 (6.74%) Skype for Business
4 12 (6.22%) Exchange Server 2010
5 6 (3.11%) Exchange Server 2013
6 5 (2.59%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 5 (2.59%) SharePoint 2010
7 3 (1.55%) Confluence
8 2 (1.04%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (1.04%) CMS
8 2 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (1.04%) NServiceBus
9 1 (0.52%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.52%) IIS
9 1 (0.52%) MS Project Server
9 1 (0.52%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.52%) SAS
9 1 (0.52%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.52%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 68 (35.23%) Microsoft Office
2 40 (20.73%) Microsoft Excel
3 29 (15.03%) MS Visio
4 25 (12.95%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 16 (8.29%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (1.04%) Acrobat
6 2 (1.04%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.52%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.52%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.52%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 12 (6.22%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.55%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (1.04%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.52%) iTrent
4 1 (0.52%) SAP S/4HANA
4 1 (0.52%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 17 (8.81%) Microsoft Azure
1 17 (8.81%) Office 365
2 5 (2.59%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.55%) GitHub
4 2 (1.04%) Google Drive
4 2 (1.04%) IaaS
4 2 (1.04%) PaaS
4 2 (1.04%) SaaS
5 1 (0.52%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.52%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
5 1 (0.52%) Slack
5 1 (0.52%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 20 (10.36%) DNS
2 13 (6.74%) DHCP
3 11 (5.70%) VoIP
4 10 (5.18%) Internet
5 6 (3.11%) VPN
6 5 (2.59%) Intranet
6 5 (2.59%) LAN
6 5 (2.59%) SAN
7 4 (2.07%) Firewall
7 4 (2.07%) PBX
7 4 (2.07%) VLAN
7 4 (2.07%) WAN
8 3 (1.55%) NAS
8 3 (1.55%) TCP/IP
8 3 (1.55%) Wi-Fi
8 3 (1.55%) Wireless
9 2 (1.04%) 3G
9 2 (1.04%) Remote Desktop
9 2 (1.04%) Skype
9 2 (1.04%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (11.40%) SQL Server
2 8 (4.15%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (3.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (2.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (2.07%) Maltego
5 4 (2.07%) MongoDB
5 4 (2.07%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (2.07%) SQL Server 2014
6 3 (1.55%) GIS
6 3 (1.55%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 3 (1.55%) QGIS
6 3 (1.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (1.04%) Amazon RDS
7 2 (1.04%) Crystal Reports
7 2 (1.04%) Oracle Database
7 2 (1.04%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.52%) MS Access
8 1 (0.52%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.52%) Power BI
8 1 (0.52%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 6 (3.11%) JIRA
1 6 (3.11%) Visual Studio
2 4 (2.07%) Git (software)
3 3 (1.55%) Cucumber
3 3 (1.55%) JMeter
3 3 (1.55%) LoadRunner
3 3 (1.55%) Maven
3 3 (1.55%) Visual Studio Team System
4 1 (0.52%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.52%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (0.52%) Subversion
4 1 (0.52%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.52%) TeamCity
General
1 32 (16.58%) Finance
2 18 (9.33%) Banking
3 6 (3.11%) Marketing
4 5 (2.59%) Advertising
4 5 (2.59%) Local Government
5 4 (2.07%) Corporate Banking
5 4 (2.07%) Front Office
5 4 (2.07%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.55%) Retail Banking
7 2 (1.04%) Retail
8 1 (0.52%) Billing
8 1 (0.52%) French Language
8 1 (0.52%) Games
8 1 (0.52%) General Ledger
8 1 (0.52%) Law
8 1 (0.52%) Legal
8 1 (0.52%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.52%) Military
8 1 (0.52%) Publishing
8 1 (0.52%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 56 (29.02%) Analyst
2 21 (10.88%) Desktop Support
3 16 (8.29%) IT Analyst
3 16 (8.29%) Service Analyst
3 16 (8.29%) Support Analyst
4 15 (7.77%) Business Analyst
4 15 (7.77%) Developer
4 15 (7.77%) IT Support
5 14 (7.25%) Service Desk Analyst
6 11 (5.70%) 2nd Line Support
6 11 (5.70%) IT Support Analyst
6 11 (5.70%) Project Manager
7 9 (4.66%) Administrator
7 9 (4.66%) Support Engineer
8 8 (4.15%) Desktop Engineer
9 7 (3.63%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 7 (3.63%) 3rd Line Support
9 7 (3.63%) Architect
9 7 (3.63%) Service Desk Support
10 6 (3.11%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (7.25%) .NET
2 6 (3.11%) HTML
3 5 (2.59%) .NET Framework
4 4 (2.07%) Web Services
4 4 (2.07%) XML
5 3 (1.55%) ASP.NET
5 3 (1.55%) CSS
5 3 (1.55%) CSS3
5 3 (1.55%) Gherkin
5 3 (1.55%) HTML5
6 2 (1.04%) AngularJS
6 2 (1.04%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (1.04%) Dapper ORM
6 2 (1.04%) Entity Framework
6 2 (1.04%) jQuery
6 2 (1.04%) LINQ
6 2 (1.04%) Regular Expression
6 2 (1.04%) REST
6 2 (1.04%) RESTful
6 2 (1.04%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 29 (15.03%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (9.84%) Management Information System
3 9 (4.66%) Blackberry
4 7 (3.63%) Computer Science
4 7 (3.63%) Smartphone
5 6 (3.11%) Data Centre
6 5 (2.59%) Data Protection Act
6 5 (2.59%) Social Media
7 4 (2.07%) Online Banking
7 4 (2.07%) PDA
8 3 (1.55%) Fat Client
8 3 (1.55%) Freedom of Information
8 3 (1.55%) Freedom of Information Act
8 3 (1.55%) LLPG
8 3 (1.55%) NHS
8 3 (1.55%) Thin Client
9 2 (1.04%) Client/Server
9 2 (1.04%) CMDB
9 2 (1.04%) e-Learning
9 2 (1.04%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 76 (39.38%) Windows
2 27 (13.99%) Windows 7
3 26 (13.47%) Windows Server
4 17 (8.81%) Windows Server 2008
4 17 (8.81%) Windows Server 2012
5 14 (7.25%) Windows 10
6 10 (5.18%) Windows XP
7 8 (4.15%) Android
7 8 (4.15%) Windows 8
7 8 (4.15%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (2.59%) Apple iOS
9 4 (2.07%) Kali Linux
9 4 (2.07%) Windows Vista
10 3 (1.55%) Mac OS
10 3 (1.55%) Unix
11 2 (1.04%) Linux
11 2 (1.04%) Mac OS X
11 2 (1.04%) Windows 2000
11 2 (1.04%) Windows Mobile
11 2 (1.04%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (18.13%) ITIL
2 30 (15.54%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (10.88%) Project Management
4 19 (9.84%) Stakeholder Management
5 18 (9.33%) Service Management
6 16 (8.29%) CRM
7 14 (7.25%) Incident Management
8 12 (6.22%) Migration
8 12 (6.22%) PRINCE2
9 11 (5.70%) Software Delivery
10 10 (5.18%) Information Security
11 9 (4.66%) Business Intelligence
11 9 (4.66%) Kalman Filter
11 9 (4.66%) Use Case
12 8 (4.15%) Scrum
12 8 (4.15%) SDLC
12 8 (4.15%) TDD
13 7 (3.63%) Cybersecurity
13 7 (3.63%) Data Protection
13 7 (3.63%) Operational Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 31 (16.06%) SQL
2 11 (5.70%) C#
3 8 (4.15%) PowerShell
4 7 (3.63%) JavaScript
5 6 (3.11%) Java
6 4 (2.07%) C
7 2 (1.04%) T-SQL
7 2 (1.04%) VB
8 1 (0.52%) C++
8 1 (0.52%) Delphi
8 1 (0.52%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.52%) R
8 1 (0.52%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.52%) VBA
Qualifications
1 23 (11.92%) Security Cleared
2 19 (9.84%) Degree
3 17 (8.81%) SC Cleared
4 16 (8.29%) Microsoft Certification
5 8 (4.15%) BPSS Clearance
6 6 (3.11%) Computer Science Degree
7 5 (2.59%) ITIL Certification
7 5 (2.59%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 5 (2.59%) MCP
8 4 (2.07%) A+ Certification
8 4 (2.07%) CEH
8 4 (2.07%) CISM
8 4 (2.07%) CISSP
8 4 (2.07%) DV Cleared
8 4 (2.07%) MCITP
8 4 (2.07%) MCTS
9 3 (1.55%) CTC Cleared
9 3 (1.55%) Network+ Certification
10 2 (1.04%) ISEB
10 2 (1.04%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (5.70%) SLA
2 8 (4.15%) PMO
3 7 (3.63%) Disclosure Scotland
4 5 (2.59%) Data Quality
4 5 (2.59%) QA
5 3 (1.55%) BS7666
6 1 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 67 (34.72%) Active Directory
2 22 (11.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (9.33%) Hyper-V
4 11 (5.70%) XenApp
5 9 (4.66%) Microsoft App-V
6 8 (4.15%) XenDesktop
6 8 (4.15%) XenServer
7 4 (2.07%) Virtual Desktop
7 4 (2.07%) VMware Workstation
8 3 (1.55%) Terminal Services
9 2 (1.04%) VMware Server
10 1 (0.52%) Docker
10 1 (0.52%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.52%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 27 (13.99%) SCCM
2 4 (2.07%) Business Desktop Deployment
2 4 (2.07%) DameWare
3 3 (1.55%) Microsoft Intune
4 2 (1.04%) AirWatch
4 2 (1.04%) Microsoft Clustering
4 2 (1.04%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.52%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.52%) Cisco Prime
5 1 (0.52%) Rancher
5 1 (0.52%) SCOM
5 1 (0.52%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (0.52%) WSUS
Vendors
1 125 (64.77%) Microsoft
2 30 (15.54%) VMware
3 25 (12.95%) Citrix
4 10 (5.18%) AppSense
4 10 (5.18%) HP
5 7 (3.63%) Oracle
5 7 (3.63%) Tableau
6 5 (2.59%) Cisco
7 4 (2.07%) Bloomberg
7 4 (2.07%) FactSet
7 4 (2.07%) Google
8 3 (1.55%) Adobe
8 3 (1.55%) Apple
8 3 (1.55%) Avaya
8 3 (1.55%) BT
8 3 (1.55%) Sophos
8 3 (1.55%) Veeam
9 2 (1.04%) Altiris
9 2 (1.04%) NetApp
9 2 (1.04%) Siemens