The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland 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 23 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)
UK / Scotland
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 138 137
Contract jobs citing Systems Management Server (SMS) 0 17 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland - 0.58% 0.065%
As % of the Systems Management category - 4.24% 0.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 1
Median daily rate - £330 £95
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +247.36%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £334 £271 £375
% change year-on-year +23.13% -27.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 1
Median hourly rate - £41.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +156.25%  
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 Scotland with a requirement for systems management skills.

Systems Management Skills
Scotland
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 277 401 218
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 12.78% 13.65% 7.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 148 181 122
Median daily rate £425 £330 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +28.78% +1.53%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £261 £158
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £451 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +12.50% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 18 7
Median hourly rate £31.93 £38.50 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.07% +28.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.60 £36.00 £14.08
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.75 £43.00 £51.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £34.85 £20.19
% change year-on-year -49.78% +72.65%  

Systems Management Server (SMS)
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland 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 Scotland

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

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

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

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

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

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