Period
to 23 January 2018

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 23 January 2018 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
23 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 355 336 360
Rank change year-on-year -19 +24 -26
Contract jobs citing Systems Management Server (SMS) 24 23 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.14% 0.15% 0.15%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.18% 1.39% 1.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 13 10
South East median daily rate £349 £310 £331
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.58% -6.42% -15.06%
10th Percentile £141 £220 £235
90th Percentile £514 £365 £413
England median daily rate £325 £250 £325
% change year-on-year +30.00% -23.08% +18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 3
South East median hourly rate £13.50 £17.50 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.86% +45.83% -78.44%
10th Percentile £12.23 £17.50 £11.00
90th Percentile £22.13 £17.50 £15.52
England median hourly rate £14.46 £17.25 £12.00
% change year-on-year -16.17% +43.75% -43.61%

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 the South East with a requirement for systems management skills.

All Systems Management Skills
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 2,036 1,652 1,748
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 12.27% 10.83% 9.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,217 952 973
South East median daily rate £443 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.63% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £224 £250 £211
90th Percentile £588 £538 £522
England median daily rate £488 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +8.33% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 51 89
South East median hourly rate £15.00 £18.50 £26.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.92% -30.45% +23.72%
10th Percentile £11.93 £12.00 £13.28
90th Percentile £45.40 £55.00 £55.57
England median hourly rate £16.63 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -16.85% - -

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 23 January 2018.

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 23 January 2018.

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 23 January 2018. 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 -12 11 £355 - 6
Oxfordshire -2 10 £353 - 2
Hampshire 0 7 £337 +2.12% 6
Surrey -23 3 £250 +19.05% 1
West Sussex - 2 - -
Berkshire -13 1 £485 - 3
Middlesex - 1 £213 -
Systems Management Server (SMS)
England

For the 6 months to 23 January 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Systems Management Server (SMS) also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the South East region with a requirement for Systems Management Server (SMS).

1 22 (91.67%) Microsoft
2 15 (62.50%) Windows
3 9 (37.50%) Windows 7
4 8 (33.33%) Active Directory
5 7 (29.17%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (29.17%) Windows Server
6 6 (25.00%) Windows 10
6 6 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
6 6 (25.00%) Office 365
7 5 (20.83%) SC Cleared
7 5 (20.83%) Security Cleared
7 5 (20.83%) ITIL
7 5 (20.83%) SharePoint
7 5 (20.83%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (16.67%) Windows 8
8 4 (16.67%) Citrix
8 4 (16.67%) Project Management
8 4 (16.67%) Microsoft Intune
9 3 (12.50%) VMware
9 3 (12.50%) Document Management
9 3 (12.50%) Web Application Development
9 3 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
9 3 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
9 3 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (12.50%) Microsoft Project
9 3 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (12.50%) Intranet
9 3 (12.50%) Service Management
9 3 (12.50%) Service Delivery
9 3 (12.50%) MS Exchange

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 5 (20.83%) SharePoint
2 3 (12.50%) MS Exchange
3 2 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (8.33%) Totara
4 1 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (4.17%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (4.17%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (4.17%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 6 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (12.50%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (25.00%) Office 365
2 3 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (8.33%) Azure Active Directory
3 2 (8.33%) IaaS
3 2 (8.33%) PaaS
3 2 (8.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (12.50%) DHCP
1 3 (12.50%) DNS
1 3 (12.50%) Intranet
1 3 (12.50%) LAN
2 1 (4.17%) PBX
2 1 (4.17%) Remote Desktop
2 1 (4.17%) Skype
2 1 (4.17%) VLAN
2 1 (4.17%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.17%) SQL Server
1 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (8.33%) Finance
2 1 (4.17%) French Language
2 1 (4.17%) Marketing
2 1 (4.17%) Retail
2 1 (4.17%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 8 (33.33%) IT Support
2 7 (29.17%) Analyst
3 6 (25.00%) Support Analyst
4 4 (16.67%) IT Analyst
4 4 (16.67%) IT Support Analyst
4 4 (16.67%) Project Manager
4 4 (16.67%) Support Engineer
5 3 (12.50%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
5 3 (12.50%) 1st Line Support
5 3 (12.50%) 1st Line Support Analyst
5 3 (12.50%) Desktop Support
5 3 (12.50%) Developer
5 3 (12.50%) Service Analyst
5 3 (12.50%) Service Desk Analyst
5 3 (12.50%) Service Desk Support
5 3 (12.50%) Service Desk Support Analyst
5 3 (12.50%) SharePoint Developer
6 2 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support
6 2 (8.33%) Architect
6 2 (8.33%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.17%) .NET
1 1 (4.17%) .NET Framework
1 1 (4.17%) AngularJS
1 1 (4.17%) ASP.NET
1 1 (4.17%) CSS
1 1 (4.17%) CSS3
1 1 (4.17%) Handlebars
1 1 (4.17%) HTML
1 1 (4.17%) HTML5
1 1 (4.17%) jQuery
1 1 (4.17%) KnockoutJS
1 1 (4.17%) React
1 1 (4.17%) REST
1 1 (4.17%) Twitter Bootstrap
1 1 (4.17%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (29.17%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (12.50%) Data Centre
3 2 (8.33%) CMDB
3 2 (8.33%) Handset
3 2 (8.33%) Smartphone
4 1 (4.17%) Client/Server
4 1 (4.17%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (4.17%) Private Cloud
4 1 (4.17%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 15 (62.50%) Windows
2 9 (37.50%) Windows 7
3 7 (29.17%) Windows Server
4 6 (25.00%) Windows 10
5 5 (20.83%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (16.67%) Windows 8
7 3 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (8.33%) Apple iOS
8 2 (8.33%) Windows Mobile
8 2 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (8.33%) Windows XP
9 1 (4.17%) Mac OS X
9 1 (4.17%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (20.83%) ITIL
2 4 (16.67%) Project Management
3 3 (12.50%) Document Management
3 3 (12.50%) SDLC
3 3 (12.50%) Service Delivery
3 3 (12.50%) Service Management
3 3 (12.50%) Web Application Development
4 2 (8.33%) Configuration Management
4 2 (8.33%) ERP
4 2 (8.33%) Infrastructure Monitoring
4 2 (8.33%) Migration
4 2 (8.33%) Proactive Monitoring
5 1 (4.17%) Business Analysis
5 1 (4.17%) CRM
5 1 (4.17%) MVC
5 1 (4.17%) PRINCE2
5 1 (4.17%) Requirements Analysis
5 1 (4.17%) Risk Management
5 1 (4.17%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (4.17%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.33%) PowerShell
2 1 (4.17%) C#
2 1 (4.17%) JavaScript
2 1 (4.17%) SQL
2 1 (4.17%) T-SQL
2 1 (4.17%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 5 (20.83%) SC Cleared
1 5 (20.83%) Security Cleared
2 3 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (8.33%) DBS Check
4 1 (4.17%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.33%) SLA
2 1 (4.17%) Government Security Classifications
System Software
1 8 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 3 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (8.33%) Hyper-V
4 1 (4.17%) Sendmail
4 1 (4.17%) VMware NSX
4 1 (4.17%) vSphere
4 1 (4.17%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (16.67%) Microsoft Intune
2 2 (8.33%) AirWatch
3 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (4.17%) NetBackup
3 1 (4.17%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (4.17%) SCCM
3 1 (4.17%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 1 (4.17%) vCenter Server
3 1 (4.17%) WSUS
Vendors
1 22 (91.67%) Microsoft
2 4 (16.67%) Citrix
3 3 (12.50%) VMware
4 2 (8.33%) Apple
4 2 (8.33%) HP
5 1 (4.17%) BT
5 1 (4.17%) Cisco
5 1 (4.17%) Intel
5 1 (4.17%) NetApp
5 1 (4.17%) PeopleSoft
5 1 (4.17%) ServiceNow
5 1 (4.17%) Symantec
5 1 (4.17%) Trend Micro