Period
to 24 February 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 24 February 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
24 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 638 787 826
Rank change year-on-year +149 +39 -92
Contract jobs citing Systems Management Server (SMS) 242 68 73
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.24% 0.071% 0.068%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.99% 0.65% 0.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 154 41 33
UK median daily rate £300 £215 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +39.53% -33.85% +20.37%
10th Percentile £135 £120 £131
90th Percentile £509 £475 £394
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £213 £325
% change year-on-year +52.94% -34.62% +20.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 4 15
UK median hourly rate £14.46 £15.25 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.18% -4.69% -22.07%
10th Percentile £10.73 £11.51 £9.00
90th Percentile £24.92 £22.75 £17.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.67 £13.00 £16.05
% change year-on-year +5.17% -19.00% -21.82%

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 12,137 10,472 9,812
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.06% 10.92% 9.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,235 6,790 6,088
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £245
90th Percentile £625 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +6.25% +5.26% +6.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 259 255 317
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% - +0.23%
10th Percentile £11.25 £12.50 £11.00
90th Percentile £47.57 £48.71 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.73 £18.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year -14.97% - -11.90%

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 24 February 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 24 February 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 24 February 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 +128 218 £300 +41.18% 63
UK excluding London +120 164 £325 +52.94% 59
North of England +73 78 £300 +71.43% 16
London +36 73 £245 -48.42% 12
South East -1 28 £350 +29.63% 13
North East +73 27 £314 +46.90% 9
Yorkshire - 26 £313 - 5
Midlands - 26 £330 - 10
North West +22 25 £265 +103.85% 2
East Midlands - 16 £325 - 6
Scotland +1 11 £230 -16.36% 7
South West - 11 £413 - 5
West Midlands - 10 £330 - 4
Wales +10 9 £350 -17.65% 1
East of England -16 2 £205 - 7

For the 6 months to 24 February 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).

1 171 (70.66%) Microsoft
2 87 (35.95%) Windows
3 80 (33.06%) Active Directory
4 78 (32.23%) Microsoft Office
5 50 (20.66%) ITIL
6 46 (19.01%) Microsoft Excel
7 40 (16.53%) SCCM
8 39 (16.12%) SQL
9 36 (14.88%) Windows 7
10 35 (14.46%) Windows Server
11 32 (13.22%) SharePoint
12 31 (12.81%) VMware
13 30 (12.40%) Security Cleared
13 30 (12.40%) Windows Server 2012
14 29 (11.98%) Windows Server 2008
14 29 (11.98%) SQL Server
14 29 (11.98%) Windows 10
14 29 (11.98%) Analytical Skills
15 28 (11.57%) Citrix
16 27 (11.16%) VMware Infrastructure
17 26 (10.74%) Service Management
18 25 (10.33%) Agile Software Development
18 25 (10.33%) Office 365
19 24 (9.92%) SC Cleared
20 23 (9.50%) Project Management
21 22 (9.09%) Management Information System
21 22 (9.09%) Migration
22 21 (8.68%) MS Visio
22 21 (8.68%) Microsoft PowerPoint
23 20 (8.26%) Microsoft Azure

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 (13.22%) SharePoint
2 19 (7.85%) MS Exchange
3 13 (5.37%) SharePoint 2010
4 9 (3.72%) Exchange Server 2010
4 9 (3.72%) Skype for Business
5 7 (2.89%) CMS
6 6 (2.48%) IIS
7 5 (2.07%) WebSphere
8 3 (1.24%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (1.24%) IBM Notes
8 3 (1.24%) JBoss
8 3 (1.24%) MS Project Server
8 3 (1.24%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.83%) Moodle
9 2 (0.83%) SAS
9 2 (0.83%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (0.83%) Totara
9 2 (0.83%) WordPress
10 1 (0.41%) Confluence
10 1 (0.41%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 78 (32.23%) Microsoft Office
2 46 (19.01%) Microsoft Excel
3 21 (8.68%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 21 (8.68%) MS Visio
4 9 (3.72%) Microsoft Project
5 6 (2.48%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.41%) NUKE
6 1 (0.41%) Open Workbench
6 1 (0.41%) SOLIDWORKS
6 1 (0.41%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 15 (6.20%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.24%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.41%) iTrent
Cloud Services
1 25 (10.33%) Office 365
2 20 (8.26%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (2.48%) Google Analytics
4 3 (1.24%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (1.24%) Azure Active Directory
4 3 (1.24%) Dynamics 365
4 3 (1.24%) SaaS
5 2 (0.83%) IaaS
5 2 (0.83%) PaaS
6 1 (0.41%) Adobe Creative Cloud
6 1 (0.41%) Google Drive
6 1 (0.41%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 17 (7.02%) DNS
2 14 (5.79%) DHCP
2 14 (5.79%) Internet
3 10 (4.13%) VoIP
4 8 (3.31%) Firewall
4 8 (3.31%) Wi-Fi
5 7 (2.89%) 3G
5 7 (2.89%) LAN
6 6 (2.48%) SAN
6 6 (2.48%) VPN
7 4 (1.65%) VLAN
7 4 (1.65%) WAN
8 3 (1.24%) ADSL
8 3 (1.24%) Broadband
8 3 (1.24%) NAS
8 3 (1.24%) PBX
8 3 (1.24%) Remote Desktop
8 3 (1.24%) Skype
8 3 (1.24%) SMTP
9 2 (0.83%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (11.98%) SQL Server
2 12 (4.96%) Data Warehouse
2 12 (4.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 7 (2.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 6 (2.48%) MySQL
4 6 (2.48%) Oracle Database
4 6 (2.48%) Relational Database
4 6 (2.48%) SQL Server 2014
5 5 (2.07%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (1.65%) MongoDB
7 3 (1.24%) GIS
7 3 (1.24%) Oracle Reports
7 3 (1.24%) QGIS
7 3 (1.24%) RDBMS
8 2 (0.83%) Amazon RDS
8 2 (0.83%) Maltego
8 2 (0.83%) Power BI
8 2 (0.83%) QlikView
8 2 (0.83%) Redis
8 2 (0.83%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 9 (3.72%) JIRA
2 7 (2.89%) Git (software)
3 5 (2.07%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (2.07%) Visual Studio
4 4 (1.65%) Subversion
5 3 (1.24%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 3 (1.24%) Toad
6 2 (0.83%) MSI
6 2 (0.83%) Visual Studio Team System
7 1 (0.41%) Android Studio
7 1 (0.41%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.41%) JMeter
7 1 (0.41%) LoadRunner
7 1 (0.41%) Maven
7 1 (0.41%) MSTest
7 1 (0.41%) NUnit
7 1 (0.41%) Oracle Forms
General
1 20 (8.26%) Finance
2 13 (5.37%) Banking
3 9 (3.72%) Local Government
4 7 (2.89%) Marketing
5 6 (2.48%) Advertising
6 5 (2.07%) Publishing
7 3 (1.24%) Corporate Banking
8 2 (0.83%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.83%) Retail Banking
8 2 (0.83%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.41%) Billing
9 1 (0.41%) French Language
9 1 (0.41%) Law
9 1 (0.41%) Legal
9 1 (0.41%) Military
9 1 (0.41%) Retail
9 1 (0.41%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 74 (30.58%) Analyst
2 33 (13.64%) Service Analyst
3 30 (12.40%) Service Desk Analyst
4 21 (8.68%) IT Support
5 19 (7.85%) Developer
6 16 (6.61%) 2nd Line Support
7 15 (6.20%) Desktop Support
7 15 (6.20%) IT Analyst
8 14 (5.79%) Support Analyst
8 14 (5.79%) Support Engineer
9 12 (4.96%) Business Analyst
9 12 (4.96%) Service Desk Support
10 11 (4.55%) Service Desk Support Analyst
11 10 (4.13%) 1st Line Support
12 9 (3.72%) Administrator
12 9 (3.72%) Architect
13 8 (3.31%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
13 8 (3.31%) 1st Line Support Analyst
13 8 (3.31%) IT Support Analyst
14 7 (2.89%) Virtualisation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (4.55%) .NET
1 11 (4.55%) HTML
2 6 (2.48%) CSS
2 6 (2.48%) Web Services
3 5 (2.07%) XML
4 4 (1.65%) .NET Framework
4 4 (1.65%) ASP.NET
4 4 (1.65%) HTML5
4 4 (1.65%) jQuery
5 3 (1.24%) AngularJS
5 3 (1.24%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 2 (0.83%) Ajax
6 2 (0.83%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 2 (0.83%) Ember.js
6 2 (0.83%) Entity Framework
6 2 (0.83%) JSON
6 2 (0.83%) LINQ
6 2 (0.83%) Node.js
6 2 (0.83%) React
6 2 (0.83%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 29 (11.98%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (9.09%) Management Information System
3 15 (6.20%) Data Centre
3 15 (6.20%) Smartphone
4 8 (3.31%) Computer Science
4 8 (3.31%) Fat Client
4 8 (3.31%) Thin Client
5 6 (2.48%) Data Protection Act
5 6 (2.48%) Social Media
6 3 (1.24%) CMDB
6 3 (1.24%) Freedom of Information
6 3 (1.24%) Freedom of Information Act
6 3 (1.24%) Handset
6 3 (1.24%) LLPG
6 3 (1.24%) NHS
7 2 (0.83%) Blackberry
7 2 (0.83%) BYOD
7 2 (0.83%) Clustering
7 2 (0.83%) Online Banking
7 2 (0.83%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 87 (35.95%) Windows
2 36 (14.88%) Windows 7
3 35 (14.46%) Windows Server
4 30 (12.40%) Windows Server 2012
5 29 (11.98%) Windows 10
5 29 (11.98%) Windows Server 2008
6 13 (5.37%) Apple iOS
7 12 (4.96%) Android
8 11 (4.55%) Windows 8
9 10 (4.13%) Mac OS X
10 9 (3.72%) Linux
11 7 (2.89%) Windows Server 2003
12 4 (1.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 3 (1.24%) Unix
13 3 (1.24%) Windows Mobile
13 3 (1.24%) Windows XP
14 2 (0.83%) CentOS
14 2 (0.83%) Kali Linux
14 2 (0.83%) Mac OS
15 1 (0.41%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (20.66%) ITIL
2 26 (10.74%) Service Management
3 25 (10.33%) Agile Software Development
4 23 (9.50%) Project Management
5 22 (9.09%) Migration
6 19 (7.85%) Incident Management
7 18 (7.44%) CRM
8 14 (5.79%) Business Intelligence
9 13 (5.37%) ITSM
10 12 (4.96%) Software Delivery
10 12 (4.96%) Stakeholder Management
11 10 (4.13%) Statistics
11 10 (4.13%) Use Case
12 9 (3.72%) Change Control
12 9 (3.72%) PRINCE2
13 8 (3.31%) Data Protection
14 7 (2.89%) Analytics
14 7 (2.89%) Data Migration
14 7 (2.89%) Kalman Filter
14 7 (2.89%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 39 (16.12%) SQL
2 17 (7.02%) PowerShell
3 10 (4.13%) JavaScript
4 9 (3.72%) C#
4 9 (3.72%) Java
5 7 (2.89%) C
5 7 (2.89%) PHP
6 6 (2.48%) Perl
6 6 (2.48%) Python
7 5 (2.07%) VB
8 4 (1.65%) C++
8 4 (1.65%) PL/SQL
8 4 (1.65%) T-SQL
9 3 (1.24%) Ruby
9 3 (1.24%) VB.NET
9 3 (1.24%) VBScript
10 2 (0.83%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.41%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.41%) MATLAB
11 1 (0.41%) R
Qualifications
1 30 (12.40%) Security Cleared
2 24 (9.92%) SC Cleared
3 15 (6.20%) Degree
4 11 (4.55%) Microsoft Certification
5 9 (3.72%) ITIL Certification
6 6 (2.48%) BPSS Clearance
7 5 (2.07%) Computer Science Degree
7 5 (2.07%) MCP
8 4 (1.65%) CISSP
8 4 (1.65%) DV Cleared
9 3 (1.24%) CTC Cleared
9 3 (1.24%) ISEB
9 3 (1.24%) MCITP
9 3 (1.24%) MCSE
9 3 (1.24%) NVQ Level 3
10 2 (0.83%) CEH
10 2 (0.83%) CISM
10 2 (0.83%) DBS Check
10 2 (0.83%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 2 (0.83%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (4.13%) PMO
1 10 (4.13%) SLA
2 9 (3.72%) QA
3 5 (2.07%) Disclosure Scotland
4 4 (1.65%) Data Quality
5 3 (1.24%) BS7666
6 1 (0.41%) GDPR
6 1 (0.41%) Government Security Classifications
6 1 (0.41%) HL7
6 1 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 1 (0.41%) PSD2
System Software
1 80 (33.06%) Active Directory
2 27 (11.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (4.55%) Hyper-V
4 10 (4.13%) Microsoft App-V
4 10 (4.13%) XenApp
5 7 (2.89%) Terminal Services
6 3 (1.24%) vSphere
7 2 (0.83%) Terminal Server
7 2 (0.83%) VMware Server
7 2 (0.83%) XenDesktop
7 2 (0.83%) XenServer
8 1 (0.41%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 1 (0.41%) ProxySG
8 1 (0.41%) Sendmail
8 1 (0.41%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 40 (16.53%) SCCM
2 7 (2.89%) Microsoft Intune
3 5 (2.07%) AirWatch
4 3 (1.24%) IBM BigFix
5 2 (0.83%) Business Desktop Deployment
5 2 (0.83%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 2 (0.83%) SCOM
5 2 (0.83%) Single Sign-On
5 2 (0.83%) WSUS
6 1 (0.41%) CFEngine
6 1 (0.41%) Cisco Prime
6 1 (0.41%) HP SIM
6 1 (0.41%) HP SiteScope
6 1 (0.41%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.41%) Nagios
6 1 (0.41%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.41%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.41%) Puppet
6 1 (0.41%) SmoothWall
6 1 (0.41%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 171 (70.66%) Microsoft
2 31 (12.81%) VMware
3 28 (11.57%) Citrix
4 17 (7.02%) Google
4 17 (7.02%) Oracle
5 14 (5.79%) Ivanti
6 9 (3.72%) Tableau
7 8 (3.31%) HP
7 8 (3.31%) ServiceNow
8 7 (2.89%) ThinPrint
9 6 (2.48%) SolarWinds
10 5 (2.07%) Adobe
11 4 (1.65%) Cisco
11 4 (1.65%) Dell
11 4 (1.65%) IBM
11 4 (1.65%) Symantec
12 3 (1.24%) Apple
12 3 (1.24%) Avaya
12 3 (1.24%) Lotus
12 3 (1.24%) Veeam