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 22 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.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Systems Management Server (SMS)
UK / Scotland
Rank - - 117
Contract jobs citing Systems Management Server (SMS) 0 0 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland - - 0.25%
As % of the Systems Management category - - 3.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 6
Median daily rate - - £270
UK excluding London median daily rate £210 £350 £250
% change year-on-year -40.00% +40.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 Scotland with a requirement for systems management skills.

Systems Management Skills
Scotland
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 195 222 208
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 11.40% 8.60% 7.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 125 131 119
Median daily rate £400 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +15.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £241 £113
10% offered a daily rate of more than £454 £475 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Median hourly rate £22.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.50 £23.25 £21.50
% change year-on-year -16.12% +8.13%  

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Systems Management Server (SMS) in Scotland.

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