Period
to 18 January 2020

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 18 January 2020 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
18 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 694 740 663
Rank change year-on-year +46 -77 +148
Contract jobs citing Systems Management Server (SMS) 42 139 230
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.058% 0.14% 0.23%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.40% 0.95% 1.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 49 152
UK median daily rate £120 £350 £328
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -65.71% +6.87% +31.00%
10th Percentile £95 £150 £143
90th Percentile £156 £548 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £120 £376 £330
% change year-on-year -68.04% +13.79% +32.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 47 51
UK median hourly rate £19.25 £17.50 £14.46
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.00% +21.02% -16.17%
10th Percentile £17.50 £13.50 £10.75
90th Percentile £21.24 £18.75 £24.92
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.25 £17.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year +10.00% +25.00% -18.84%

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 10,458 14,602 12,037
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.48% 14.68% 12.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,041 9,756 8,184
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £263 £306 £269
90th Percentile £675 £650 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 300 370 273
UK median hourly rate £19.75 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.86% - -12.50%
10th Percentile £12.98 £12.25 £11.05
90th Percentile £50.60 £47.90 £47.38
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £15.60
% change year-on-year +2.86% +12.22% -22.03%

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 18 January 2020.

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)
Top 13 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 18 January 2020. 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 +45 41 £120 -65.71% 8
UK excluding London +42 41 £120 -68.04% 7
South East +64 19 £120 -71.76% 2
North of England +23 11 £120 -63.08% 3
North West -6 9 - - 2
East of England +21 6 £153 +27.08%
Midlands +50 3 - - 2
West Midlands +38 3 - -
South West +3 3 £120 -77.67%
North East +19 2 £120 -
London +68 1 - - 1
Wales - 1 - -
Scotland - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 18 January 2020, 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 37 (88.10%) Microsoft Office
2 28 (66.67%) Windows
3 27 (64.29%) Active Directory
4 25 (59.52%) Microsoft Excel
5 24 (57.14%) Windows 7
6 21 (50.00%) Bomgar
6 21 (50.00%) WebEx
6 21 (50.00%) Remote Desktop
6 21 (50.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 21 (50.00%) VPN
6 21 (50.00%) Remedy
6 21 (50.00%) Blackberry
7 20 (47.62%) Windows XP
7 20 (47.62%) Incident Management
8 19 (45.24%) MS Visio
8 19 (45.24%) MS Exchange
8 19 (45.24%) Microsoft Project
8 19 (45.24%) Microsoft
8 19 (45.24%) HP
9 18 (42.86%) Peregrine
9 18 (42.86%) Adobe
9 18 (42.86%) Windows 2000
9 18 (42.86%) Windows Server 2003
9 18 (42.86%) Internet
9 18 (42.86%) ITSM
9 18 (42.86%) Exchange Server 2003
9 18 (42.86%) Windows Vista
9 18 (42.86%) Exchange Server 2007
9 18 (42.86%) Remedy ITSM
9 18 (42.86%) ServiceCenter

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 19 (45.24%) MS Exchange
2 18 (42.86%) Exchange Server 2003
2 18 (42.86%) Exchange Server 2007
3 10 (23.81%) IBM Notes
4 1 (2.38%) SAS
Applications
1 37 (88.10%) Microsoft Office
2 25 (59.52%) Microsoft Excel
3 21 (50.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 19 (45.24%) Microsoft Project
4 19 (45.24%) MS Visio
5 17 (40.48%) Acrobat
6 12 (28.57%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (7.14%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 18 (42.86%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (2.38%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.38%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 7 (16.67%) Office 365
2 6 (14.29%) OneDrive
3 1 (2.38%) Adobe Analytics
3 1 (2.38%) Google Analytics
3 1 (2.38%) Power Platform
3 1 (2.38%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 21 (50.00%) Remote Desktop
1 21 (50.00%) VPN
1 21 (50.00%) WebEx
2 18 (42.86%) Internet
3 3 (7.14%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.38%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 3 (7.14%) Dreamweaver
General
1 3 (7.14%) Public Sector
2 2 (4.76%) Marketing
3 1 (2.38%) Finance
3 1 (2.38%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 13 (30.95%) Desktop Support
2 11 (26.19%) Analyst
2 11 (26.19%) Service Analyst
3 10 (23.81%) IT Support
4 9 (21.43%) Service Desk Analyst
4 9 (21.43%) Support Engineer
5 8 (19.05%) Help Desk Support
6 6 (14.29%) IT Analyst
7 4 (9.52%) 1st Line Support
7 4 (9.52%) Desktop Engineer
7 4 (9.52%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 4 (9.52%) Developer
7 4 (9.52%) IT Engineer
7 4 (9.52%) IT Support Engineer
7 4 (9.52%) Service Desk Support
8 3 (7.14%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
8 3 (7.14%) HTML Developer
8 3 (7.14%) IT Technician
8 3 (7.14%) Service Desk Support Analyst
9 2 (4.76%) Desktop Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.14%) HTML
2 1 (2.38%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 21 (50.00%) Blackberry
2 18 (42.86%) PDA
3 3 (7.14%) Data Centre
3 3 (7.14%) Driving Licence
3 3 (7.14%) iPad
4 1 (2.38%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 28 (66.67%) Windows
2 24 (57.14%) Windows 7
3 20 (47.62%) Windows XP
4 18 (42.86%) Windows 2000
4 18 (42.86%) Windows Server
4 18 (42.86%) Windows Server 2003
4 18 (42.86%) Windows Server 2008
4 18 (42.86%) Windows Vista
5 9 (21.43%) Apple iOS
5 9 (21.43%) Mac OS
6 7 (16.67%) Windows 10
7 3 (7.14%) Android
8 1 (2.38%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (47.62%) Incident Management
2 18 (42.86%) ITSM
2 18 (42.86%) Problem-Solving
3 14 (33.33%) ITIL
4 10 (23.81%) Change Management
4 10 (23.81%) Computer Science
4 10 (23.81%) Problem Management
4 10 (23.81%) Service Management
5 9 (21.43%) Trend Analysis
6 7 (16.67%) Infrastructure Management
7 6 (14.29%) Software Deployment
8 5 (11.90%) Asset Management
9 3 (7.14%) Break/Fix
9 3 (7.14%) Compatibility Testing
9 3 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
10 2 (4.76%) Analytics
10 2 (4.76%) CRM
11 1 (2.38%) Business Intelligence
11 1 (2.38%) Data Modelling
11 1 (2.38%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.38%) C
Qualifications
1 7 (16.67%) MCP
2 2 (4.76%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.38%) A+ Certification
3 1 (2.38%) CCNA
3 1 (2.38%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (2.38%) MCSE
3 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.38%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.38%) GDPR
1 1 (2.38%) SLA
System Software
1 27 (64.29%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 18 (42.86%) ServiceCenter
2 9 (21.43%) SCCM
3 1 (2.38%) OpenView
3 1 (2.38%) SCOM
Vendors
1 21 (50.00%) Bomgar
1 21 (50.00%) Remedy
2 19 (45.24%) HP
2 19 (45.24%) Microsoft
3 18 (42.86%) Adobe
3 18 (42.86%) Peregrine
4 10 (23.81%) Lotus
5 6 (14.29%) Apple
6 5 (11.90%) ServiceNow
7 3 (7.14%) Selligent
8 1 (2.38%) Google
8 1 (2.38%) IBM
8 1 (2.38%) Salesforce.com