Period
to 26 July 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 26 July 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 > South East
6 months to
26 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 328 369 380
Rank change year-on-year +41 +11 -47
Contract jobs citing Systems Management Server (SMS) 21 29 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.13% 0.16% 0.087%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.20% 1.37% 0.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 14 4
South East median daily rate £378 £375 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.67% +11.11% -10.00%
10th Percentile £142 £299 £274
90th Percentile £550 £419 £396
England median daily rate £400 £273 £350
% change year-on-year +46.79% -22.14% +20.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 0
South East median hourly rate £20.00 £16.10 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.22% - -
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £20.19
% change year-on-year - -13.30% +15.34%

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 South East with a requirement for systems management skills.

Systems Management Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 1749 2118 2139
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 10.89% 11.39% 10.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 1039 1280 1193
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £269 £256 £230
90th Percentile £550 £538 £513
England median daily rate £475 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +11.76% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 67 65
South East median hourly rate £14.50 £23.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -36.96% +17.95% -2.50%
10th Percentile £11.85 £12.25 £12.35
90th Percentile £43.75 £53.15 £40.11
England median hourly rate £17.50 £21.33 £20.19
% change year-on-year -17.96% +5.67% +4.86%

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

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

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

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

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

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

Systems Management Server (SMS)
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Systems Management Server (SMS) in the South East over the 6 months to 26 July 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Systems Management Server (SMS) in the South East

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

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

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

Systems Management Server (SMS)
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Systems Management Server (SMS) in the South East over the 6 months to 26 July 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Systems Management Server (SMS) in the South East

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

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 South East region over the 6 months to 26 July 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
Thames Valley +10 18 £400 +6.67% 1
Buckinghamshire -11 11 £475 - 1
Oxfordshire - 6 £250 -
Hampshire +9 2 - - 2
Berkshire +24 1 - -
Surrey +7 1 £318 -8.49%
Systems Management Server (SMS)
England

For the 6 months to 26 July 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 South East region with a requirement for Systems Management Server (SMS).

1 17 (80.95%) Windows
2 12 (57.14%) ITIL
2 12 (57.14%) Microsoft
2 12 (57.14%) SCCM
3 11 (52.38%) Release Management
3 11 (52.38%) Oracle
4 10 (47.62%) Finance
4 10 (47.62%) Application Packaging
4 10 (47.62%) Security Cleared
5 9 (42.86%) DV Cleared
5 9 (42.86%) Oracle EBS R12
5 9 (42.86%) Windows Vista
5 9 (42.86%) Oracle EBS
5 9 (42.86%) PRINCE2
5 9 (42.86%) MSI
6 8 (38.10%) Oracle Reports
6 8 (38.10%) User Acceptance Testing
7 7 (33.33%) ISEB
8 5 (23.81%) SC Cleared
9 4 (19.05%) Active Directory
9 4 (19.05%) Microsoft Office
10 3 (14.29%) Migration
10 3 (14.29%) SQL
10 3 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
10 3 (14.29%) Windows 7
11 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Azure
11 2 (9.52%) PaaS
11 2 (9.52%) Office 365
11 2 (9.52%) IaaS
11 2 (9.52%) Smartphone

Systems Management Server (SMS)
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 (4.76%) Apache
1 1 (4.76%) CMS
1 1 (4.76%) OpenStack
1 1 (4.76%) phpBB
1 1 (4.76%) SharePoint
1 1 (4.76%) WordPress
Applications
1 4 (19.05%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 9 (42.86%) Oracle EBS
1 9 (42.86%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (4.76%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (4.76%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 2 (9.52%) IaaS
1 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (9.52%) Office 365
1 2 (9.52%) PaaS
2 1 (4.76%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.76%) Internet
1 1 (4.76%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (38.10%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (4.76%) MySQL
2 1 (4.76%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (42.86%) MSI
2 1 (4.76%) Git (software)
2 1 (4.76%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (4.76%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 10 (47.62%) Finance
2 1 (4.76%) General Ledger
2 1 (4.76%) Military
2 1 (4.76%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (42.86%) Test Manager
2 4 (19.05%) Analyst
2 4 (19.05%) E-Business Manager
2 4 (19.05%) Support Analyst
2 4 (19.05%) UAT Manager
2 4 (19.05%) UAT Test Manager
3 3 (14.29%) IT Analyst
3 3 (14.29%) IT Support
3 3 (14.29%) IT Support Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) 1st Line Support
4 2 (9.52%) 1st Line Support Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) Architect
4 2 (9.52%) Desktop Support
4 2 (9.52%) Developer
4 2 (9.52%) Service Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) Service Desk Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) Service Desk Support
4 2 (9.52%) Service Desk Support Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Help Desk Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.76%) Ajax
1 1 (4.76%) Apache Tika
1 1 (4.76%) CSS
1 1 (4.76%) LAMP
1 1 (4.76%) Smarty
1 1 (4.76%) SOAP
1 1 (4.76%) Web Services
1 1 (4.76%) Zend Framework
Miscellaneous
1 3 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (9.52%) Smartphone
3 1 (4.76%) CMDB
3 1 (4.76%) Digital Media
3 1 (4.76%) Handset
3 1 (4.76%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (4.76%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.76%) Streaming Media
3 1 (4.76%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 17 (80.95%) Windows
2 9 (42.86%) Windows Vista
3 3 (14.29%) Windows 7
4 2 (9.52%) Windows XP
5 1 (4.76%) Linux
5 1 (4.76%) Unix
5 1 (4.76%) Windows 10
5 1 (4.76%) Windows Mobile
5 1 (4.76%) Windows Server
5 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (57.14%) ITIL
2 11 (52.38%) Release Management
3 10 (47.62%) Application Packaging
4 9 (42.86%) PRINCE2
5 8 (38.10%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (14.29%) Migration
7 2 (9.52%) Configuration Management
7 2 (9.52%) Project Management
7 2 (9.52%) Service Management
8 1 (4.76%) Analytics
8 1 (4.76%) Change Management
8 1 (4.76%) Content Management
8 1 (4.76%) Continuous Integration
8 1 (4.76%) CRM
8 1 (4.76%) Document Management
8 1 (4.76%) OWASP
8 1 (4.76%) Risk Management
8 1 (4.76%) TOGAF
8 1 (4.76%) UML
8 1 (4.76%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 3 (14.29%) SQL
2 1 (4.76%) JavaScript
2 1 (4.76%) PHP
2 1 (4.76%) PowerShell
2 1 (4.76%) Shell Script
2 1 (4.76%) VB
Qualifications
1 10 (47.62%) Security Cleared
2 9 (42.86%) DV Cleared
3 7 (33.33%) ISEB
4 5 (23.81%) SC Cleared
5 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (4.76%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (19.05%) Active Directory
2 2 (9.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (4.76%) Hyper-V
3 1 (4.76%) Shibboleth
3 1 (4.76%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 12 (57.14%) SCCM
2 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (4.76%) Piwik
2 1 (4.76%) WSUS
Vendors
1 12 (57.14%) Microsoft
2 11 (52.38%) Oracle
3 2 (9.52%) VMware
4 1 (4.76%) Zend
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