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 3 months to 27 April 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
3 months to
27 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 250 261 261
Rank change year-on-year +11 0  
Contract jobs citing Systems Management Server (SMS) 12 16 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.15% 0.16% 0.100%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.49% 1.48% 0.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 8 2
Median daily rate £475 £375 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +26.66% +30.43%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £350 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £431 £298
UK excluding London median daily rate £200 £300 £263
% change year-on-year -33.33% +14.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
Median hourly rate £16.50 £16.10 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.48% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £20.19
% change year-on-year -5.71% -13.30%  

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 805 1082 1051
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 9.87% 11.10% 10.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 475 639 576
Median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £290 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £530 £515
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 33 38
Median hourly rate £15.75 £43.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -63.37% +115.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £16.11 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.08 £51.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £20.19
% change year-on-year -15.55% +11.46%  

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

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East 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 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 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)
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 3 months to 27 April 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
Buckinghamshire 0 11 £475 -
Hampshire +1 1 - - 1
Systems Management Server (SMS)
England

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 20 (90.91%) Windows
2 17 (77.27%) SCCM
3 14 (63.64%) Security Cleared
3 14 (63.64%) ITIL
4 13 (59.09%) Oracle
4 13 (59.09%) Microsoft
4 13 (59.09%) Release Management
5 12 (54.55%) DV Cleared
6 11 (50.00%) Application Packaging
6 11 (50.00%) MSI
6 11 (50.00%) Finance
7 10 (45.45%) PRINCE2
8 9 (40.91%) Active Directory
8 9 (40.91%) Oracle EBS
8 9 (40.91%) Oracle EBS R12
8 9 (40.91%) Windows Vista
9 8 (36.36%) User Acceptance Testing
9 8 (36.36%) Oracle Reports
10 7 (31.82%) ISEB
11 6 (27.27%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 6 (27.27%) Migration
11 6 (27.27%) SC Cleared
12 5 (22.73%) Windows 7
13 4 (18.18%) PowerShell
13 4 (18.18%) MySQL
13 4 (18.18%) VB
13 4 (18.18%) SQL
14 3 (13.64%) Microsoft Office
14 3 (13.64%) Open Source
14 3 (13.64%) Software Deployment

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 2 (9.09%) Apache
1 2 (9.09%) MS Exchange
2 1 (4.55%) CMS
2 1 (4.55%) phpBB
2 1 (4.55%) Tomcat
2 1 (4.55%) WebLogic
2 1 (4.55%) WordPress
Applications
1 3 (13.64%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 9 (40.91%) Oracle EBS
1 9 (40.91%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.55%) IaaS
1 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (4.55%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.55%) ADSL
1 1 (4.55%) DMZ
1 1 (4.55%) Firewall
1 1 (4.55%) Internet
1 1 (4.55%) LAN
1 1 (4.55%) MPLS
1 1 (4.55%) NAS
1 1 (4.55%) SAN
1 1 (4.55%) VoIP
1 1 (4.55%) WAN
1 1 (4.55%) Wi-Fi
1 1 (4.55%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (36.36%) Oracle Reports
2 4 (18.18%) MySQL
3 1 (4.55%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 11 (50.00%) MSI
2 1 (4.55%) Git (software)
2 1 (4.55%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (4.55%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 11 (50.00%) Finance
2 2 (9.09%) Military
3 1 (4.55%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (45.45%) Test Manager
2 4 (18.18%) E-Business Manager
2 4 (18.18%) UAT Manager
2 4 (18.18%) UAT Test Manager
3 3 (13.64%) Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) Active Directory Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) Integration Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) IT Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) ITIL Service Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) ITIL Service Desk Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) Service Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) Service Desk Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) Support Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (4.55%) Applications Packager
5 1 (4.55%) Desktop Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) PHP Developer
5 1 (4.55%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.55%) Ajax
1 1 (4.55%) Apache Tika
1 1 (4.55%) CSS
1 1 (4.55%) J2EE
1 1 (4.55%) LAMP
1 1 (4.55%) Smarty
1 1 (4.55%) SOAP
1 1 (4.55%) Web Services
1 1 (4.55%) Zend Framework
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.09%) Blackberry
1 2 (9.09%) Data Centre
2 1 (4.55%) Clustering
2 1 (4.55%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.55%) Smartphone
2 1 (4.55%) Streaming Media
2 1 (4.55%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 20 (90.91%) Windows
2 9 (40.91%) Windows Vista
3 5 (22.73%) Windows 7
4 3 (13.64%) Windows 10
4 3 (13.64%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (9.09%) Linux
6 1 (4.55%) Unix
6 1 (4.55%) Windows 2000 Server
6 1 (4.55%) Windows Server
6 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (63.64%) ITIL
2 13 (59.09%) Release Management
3 11 (50.00%) Application Packaging
4 10 (45.45%) PRINCE2
5 8 (36.36%) User Acceptance Testing
6 6 (27.27%) Migration
7 3 (13.64%) Open Source
7 3 (13.64%) Software Deployment
8 2 (9.09%) Change Management
8 2 (9.09%) IT Audit
8 2 (9.09%) Patch Management
8 2 (9.09%) Risk Management
8 2 (9.09%) Service Delivery
9 1 (4.55%) Analytics
9 1 (4.55%) Continuous Integration
9 1 (4.55%) Integration Testing
9 1 (4.55%) Presales
9 1 (4.55%) Service Design
9 1 (4.55%) Software Delivery
9 1 (4.55%) Software Distribution
Programming Languages
1 4 (18.18%) PowerShell
1 4 (18.18%) SQL
1 4 (18.18%) VB
2 2 (9.09%) VBScript
3 1 (4.55%) JavaScript
3 1 (4.55%) PHP
3 1 (4.55%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 14 (63.64%) Security Cleared
2 12 (54.55%) DV Cleared
3 7 (31.82%) ISEB
4 6 (27.27%) SC Cleared
5 2 (9.09%) MCITP
5 2 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (4.55%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.09%) QA
System Software
1 9 (40.91%) Active Directory
2 2 (9.09%) Hyper-V
2 2 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (4.55%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 17 (77.27%) SCCM
2 6 (27.27%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 2 (9.09%) WSUS
4 1 (4.55%) Piwik
Vendors
1 13 (59.09%) Microsoft
1 13 (59.09%) Oracle
2 3 (13.64%) VMware
3 2 (9.09%) ServiceNow
4 1 (4.55%) Altiris
4 1 (4.55%) HP
4 1 (4.55%) Intel Security
4 1 (4.55%) Sophos
4 1 (4.55%) Zend
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