Period
to 23 July 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 July 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)
UK
6 months to
23 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 576 783 751
Rank change year-on-year +207 -32 +48
Contract jobs citing Systems Management Server (SMS) 338 75 147
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.33% 0.079% 0.13%
As % of the Systems Management category 2.47% 0.71% 1.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 229 42 81
UK median daily rate £300 £338 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.11% +22.73% -21.43%
10th Percentile £157 £143 £205
90th Percentile £480 £549 £410
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £306 £275
% change year-on-year -2.04% +11.36% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 73 17 28
UK median hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £25.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.43% -30.69% +25.87%
10th Percentile £11.50 £12.76 £14.05
90th Percentile £29.15 £43.95 £41.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £25.25
% change year-on-year -11.43% -30.69% +25.48%

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 with a requirement for systems management skills.

All Systems Management Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 13,683 10,532 12,312
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.25% 11.07% 11.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,100 6,942 7,935
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £263
90th Percentile £638 £602 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £420 £388
% change year-on-year +1.19% +8.39% +6.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 374 233 270
UK median hourly rate £19.25 £18.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.05% -17.78% +11.47%
10th Percentile £12.06 £11.25 £12.75
90th Percentile £49.35 £47.90 £51.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £23.25
% change year-on-year - -24.73% +15.18%

Systems Management Server (SMS)
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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

Systems Management Server (SMS)
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

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

Systems Management Server (SMS)
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Systems Management Server (SMS) over the 6 months to 23 July 2018.

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

Systems Management Server (SMS)
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

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

Systems Management Server (SMS)
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Systems Management Server (SMS) over the 6 months to 23 July 2018.

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

Systems Management Server (SMS)
Top 15 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 6 months to 23 July 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
England +163 280 £301 -16.97% 47
UK excluding London +149 233 £300 -2.04% 42
London +27 96 £225 -50.00% 14
North of England +72 90 £313 +56.25% 13
Scotland - 45 £230 - 7
South East +15 40 £375 +4.46% 5
Yorkshire +12 35 £325 - 2
Midlands +9 32 £350 -3.45% 12
North West +6 30 £265 +89.29% 8
North East +24 25 £300 +39.53% 3
East Midlands +20 20 £300 -18.64% 5
South West +15 16 £408 - 1
West Midlands -16 12 £350 -3.45% 7
East of England -4 6 - - 2
Wales -10 5 £350 +50.86% 2

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 with a requirement for Systems Management Server (SMS).

1 267 (78.99%) Microsoft
2 160 (47.34%) Windows
3 142 (42.01%) Active Directory
4 112 (33.14%) Microsoft Office
5 102 (30.18%) SCCM
6 86 (25.44%) SQL
7 76 (22.49%) Windows 7
8 75 (22.19%) Windows Server
9 73 (21.60%) VMware
9 73 (21.60%) Citrix
10 71 (21.01%) Windows 10
11 67 (19.82%) Security Cleared
12 64 (18.93%) VMware Infrastructure
13 62 (18.34%) SC Cleared
13 62 (18.34%) ITIL
14 61 (18.05%) SQL Server
15 56 (16.57%) Microsoft App-V
16 52 (15.38%) DHCP
16 52 (15.38%) XenApp
17 50 (14.79%) Ivanti
17 50 (14.79%) DNS
18 49 (14.50%) Windows Server 2008
18 49 (14.50%) Office 365
19 45 (13.31%) Software Delivery
20 42 (12.43%) Windows 8
20 42 (12.43%) PowerShell
21 41 (12.13%) Analytical Skills
22 36 (10.65%) Windows Server 2003
23 34 (10.06%) Service Management
24 32 (9.47%) SharePoint

Systems Management Server (SMS)
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 32 (9.47%) MS Exchange
1 32 (9.47%) SharePoint
2 22 (6.51%) Skype for Business
3 20 (5.92%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (1.78%) IBM Notes
5 5 (1.48%) CMS
6 4 (1.18%) WebSphere
7 3 (0.89%) Confluence
7 3 (0.89%) IIS
7 3 (0.89%) WordPress
8 2 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (0.59%) JBoss
8 2 (0.59%) K2 blackpearl
8 2 (0.59%) Moodle
8 2 (0.59%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (0.59%) SharePoint Server
8 2 (0.59%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.30%) MS Project Server
9 1 (0.30%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 112 (33.14%) Microsoft Office
2 30 (8.88%) Microsoft Excel
3 16 (4.73%) Microsoft Project
4 13 (3.85%) MS Visio
5 10 (2.96%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 5 (1.48%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (1.18%) NUKE
7 4 (1.18%) Photoshop
7 4 (1.18%) SOLIDWORKS
8 1 (0.30%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 16 (4.73%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (2.07%) Dynamics AX
3 6 (1.78%) Servitor
4 1 (0.30%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.30%) Primavera
4 1 (0.30%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 49 (14.50%) Office 365
2 20 (5.92%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (2.37%) OneDrive
4 6 (1.78%) Amazon AWS
5 5 (1.48%) Dynamics 365
6 4 (1.18%) Adobe Creative Cloud
6 4 (1.18%) Google Analytics
7 3 (0.89%) IaaS
7 3 (0.89%) PaaS
8 2 (0.59%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.59%) GitHub
8 2 (0.59%) SaaS
9 1 (0.30%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.30%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.30%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 52 (15.38%) DHCP
2 50 (14.79%) DNS
3 29 (8.58%) Wi-Fi
4 28 (8.28%) 3G
5 16 (4.73%) FCoE
6 15 (4.44%) Internet
6 15 (4.44%) WAN
7 14 (4.14%) LAN
8 11 (3.25%) Firewall
9 10 (2.96%) Skype
10 7 (2.07%) Remote Desktop
11 5 (1.48%) VPN
12 4 (1.18%) Unified Communications
13 3 (0.89%) Intranet
13 3 (0.89%) IP Telephony
13 3 (0.89%) Reverse Proxy
13 3 (0.89%) SAN
13 3 (0.89%) TCP/IP
13 3 (0.89%) Wireless
14 2 (0.59%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (18.05%) SQL Server
2 12 (3.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 11 (3.25%) MySQL
3 11 (3.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 10 (2.96%) SQL Server 2005
5 5 (1.48%) BusinessObjects
5 5 (1.48%) MS Access
5 5 (1.48%) Power BI
6 4 (1.18%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (1.18%) Maltego
7 3 (0.89%) Oracle Database
7 3 (0.89%) RDBMS
7 3 (0.89%) Relational Database
7 3 (0.89%) SQL Server 2014
7 3 (0.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (0.59%) Big Data
8 2 (0.59%) GIS
8 2 (0.59%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (0.59%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (0.59%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 24 (7.10%) MSI
2 14 (4.14%) JIRA
3 8 (2.37%) Team Foundation Server
4 7 (2.07%) Visual Studio
5 6 (1.78%) Git (software)
6 4 (1.18%) Android Studio
7 3 (0.89%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 2 (0.59%) gulp
8 2 (0.59%) Subversion
9 1 (0.30%) Bitbucket
9 1 (0.30%) InstallShield
9 1 (0.30%) Jenkins
9 1 (0.30%) JMeter
9 1 (0.30%) LSMW
9 1 (0.30%) MSTest
9 1 (0.30%) NUnit
9 1 (0.30%) Oracle APEX
9 1 (0.30%) Selenium
9 1 (0.30%) Toad
9 1 (0.30%) WebDriver
General
1 30 (8.88%) Finance
2 17 (5.03%) Banking
3 7 (2.07%) Local Government
4 5 (1.48%) Publishing
5 4 (1.18%) Telecoms
6 3 (0.89%) Military
6 3 (0.89%) Retail
7 2 (0.59%) Back Office
7 2 (0.59%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.59%) Marketing
8 1 (0.30%) Billing
8 1 (0.30%) Electronics
8 1 (0.30%) Front Office
8 1 (0.30%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.30%) Legal
8 1 (0.30%) Private Banking
8 1 (0.30%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 79 (23.37%) Analyst
2 42 (12.43%) 2nd Line Support
3 32 (9.47%) Developer
3 32 (9.47%) Support Engineer
4 31 (9.17%) Support Analyst
5 29 (8.58%) IT Support
6 26 (7.69%) Desktop Support
6 26 (7.69%) Service Analyst
7 22 (6.51%) Service Desk Analyst
8 19 (5.62%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 19 (5.62%) IT Analyst
9 17 (5.03%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 16 (4.73%) IT Support Analyst
10 16 (4.73%) Project Manager
11 12 (3.55%) Server Engineer
12 11 (3.25%) Desktop Engineer
13 10 (2.96%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
14 9 (2.66%) 3rd Line Engineer
14 9 (2.66%) Applications Support
14 9 (2.66%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (7.99%) .NET
2 18 (5.33%) HTML
3 14 (4.14%) CSS
4 11 (3.25%) Web Services
5 10 (2.96%) XML
6 8 (2.37%) HTML5
7 7 (2.07%) jQuery
7 7 (2.07%) React
8 6 (1.78%) .NET Framework
8 6 (1.78%) REST
8 6 (1.78%) SOAP
8 6 (1.78%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 5 (1.48%) AngularJS
9 5 (1.48%) KnockoutJS
10 4 (1.18%) ASP.NET
10 4 (1.18%) LESS
10 4 (1.18%) Node.js
10 4 (1.18%) OAuth2
10 4 (1.18%) Sass
10 4 (1.18%) SPML
Miscellaneous
1 41 (12.13%) Analytical Skills
2 28 (8.28%) Fat Client
2 28 (8.28%) Thin Client
3 26 (7.69%) Data Centre
4 19 (5.62%) Computer Science
5 17 (5.03%) Clustering
6 16 (4.73%) CLARiiON
7 13 (3.85%) Management Information System
8 11 (3.25%) Smartphone
9 6 (1.78%) NHS
9 6 (1.78%) User Experience
10 5 (1.48%) Blackberry
10 5 (1.48%) Client/Server
10 5 (1.48%) Self-Motivation
11 4 (1.18%) CMDB
11 4 (1.18%) Data Structures
11 4 (1.18%) Enterprise Software
11 4 (1.18%) Online Banking
12 2 (0.59%) iPad
12 2 (0.59%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 160 (47.34%) Windows
2 76 (22.49%) Windows 7
3 75 (22.19%) Windows Server
4 71 (21.01%) Windows 10
5 49 (14.50%) Windows Server 2008
6 42 (12.43%) Windows 8
7 36 (10.65%) Windows Server 2003
8 29 (8.58%) Windows Server 2012
9 20 (5.92%) Apple iOS
10 16 (4.73%) Android
11 15 (4.44%) Linux
11 15 (4.44%) Mac OS
12 9 (2.66%) Mac OS X
13 5 (1.48%) Windows XP
14 4 (1.18%) Kali Linux
15 3 (0.89%) Unix
16 2 (0.59%) Solaris
16 2 (0.59%) VMS
16 2 (0.59%) Windows 2000
16 2 (0.59%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (18.34%) ITIL
2 45 (13.31%) Software Delivery
3 34 (10.06%) Service Management
4 27 (7.99%) ITSM
4 27 (7.99%) Migration
4 27 (7.99%) Project Management
5 24 (7.10%) Agile Software Development
6 19 (5.62%) CRM
7 18 (5.33%) Software Distribution
8 16 (4.73%) Information Security
8 16 (4.73%) Network Load Balancing
8 16 (4.73%) Stakeholder Management
8 16 (4.73%) Virtual Environments
9 14 (4.14%) Incident Management
10 12 (3.55%) Change Management
10 12 (3.55%) Data Migration
10 12 (3.55%) Scrum
11 11 (3.25%) Continuous Improvement
11 11 (3.25%) Problem-Solving
11 11 (3.25%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 86 (25.44%) SQL
2 42 (12.43%) PowerShell
3 26 (7.69%) T-SQL
4 22 (6.51%) VB
5 19 (5.62%) VBScript
6 11 (3.25%) C#
7 10 (2.96%) JavaScript
8 8 (2.37%) Java
9 5 (1.48%) PHP
10 4 (1.18%) C
10 4 (1.18%) C++
10 4 (1.18%) MATLAB
10 4 (1.18%) PureScript
10 4 (1.18%) Python
10 4 (1.18%) TypeScript
11 2 (0.59%) PL/SQL
11 2 (0.59%) Ruby
11 2 (0.59%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.30%) Perl
12 1 (0.30%) R
Qualifications
1 67 (19.82%) Security Cleared
2 62 (18.34%) SC Cleared
3 21 (6.21%) BPSS Clearance
3 21 (6.21%) Degree
4 16 (4.73%) Novell Certification
5 15 (4.44%) Computer Science Degree
6 14 (4.14%) Microsoft Certification
7 10 (2.96%) MCSE
8 7 (2.07%) MCP
9 5 (1.48%) A+ Certification
9 5 (1.48%) DV Cleared
10 4 (1.18%) Cisco Certification
10 4 (1.18%) NVQ Level 3
11 3 (0.89%) CCNP
12 2 (0.59%) CCNA
12 2 (0.59%) CISSP
12 2 (0.59%) HND
12 2 (0.59%) ITIL Certification
12 2 (0.59%) MCTS
13 1 (0.30%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (5.33%) Disclosure Scotland
2 13 (3.85%) SLA
3 8 (2.37%) PMO
4 3 (0.89%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.89%) GDPR
5 2 (0.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.59%) QA
6 1 (0.30%) MiFID
System Software
1 142 (42.01%) Active Directory
2 64 (18.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 56 (16.57%) Microsoft App-V
4 52 (15.38%) XenApp
5 26 (7.69%) Hyper-V
6 20 (5.92%) vSphere
7 19 (5.62%) XenDesktop
8 16 (4.73%) XenServer
9 11 (3.25%) VMware ESXi
10 8 (2.37%) IAG
10 8 (2.37%) UAG
11 6 (1.78%) Terminal Services
12 2 (0.59%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 1 (0.30%) Docker
13 1 (0.30%) KVM
13 1 (0.30%) OpenAM
13 1 (0.30%) ProxySG
13 1 (0.30%) Sendmail
13 1 (0.30%) Terminal Server
13 1 (0.30%) Xen
Systems Management
1 102 (30.18%) SCCM
2 20 (5.92%) SCOM
3 17 (5.03%) Microsoft Clustering
4 10 (2.96%) NetBackup
5 8 (2.37%) Microsoft Intune
6 4 (1.18%) AirWatch
6 4 (1.18%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 3 (0.89%) McAfee ePO
8 2 (0.59%) SmoothWall
8 2 (0.59%) WSUS
9 1 (0.30%) Business Desktop Deployment
9 1 (0.30%) CFEngine
9 1 (0.30%) FortiGate
9 1 (0.30%) HP SIM
9 1 (0.30%) HP SiteScope
9 1 (0.30%) Nagios
9 1 (0.30%) Norton AntiVirus
9 1 (0.30%) Opscode Chef
9 1 (0.30%) Puppet
9 1 (0.30%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 267 (78.99%) Microsoft
2 73 (21.60%) Citrix
2 73 (21.60%) VMware
3 50 (14.79%) Ivanti
4 28 (8.28%) ThinPrint
5 19 (5.62%) HP
6 17 (5.03%) Apple
6 17 (5.03%) EMC
6 17 (5.03%) Oracle
7 12 (3.55%) Google
7 12 (3.55%) SolarWinds
8 10 (2.96%) Cisco
9 9 (2.66%) Trend Micro
10 8 (2.37%) CommVault
10 8 (2.37%) CyberArk
10 8 (2.37%) SAP
10 8 (2.37%) ServiceNow
10 8 (2.37%) Tableau
11 6 (1.78%) Adobe
11 6 (1.78%) Lotus