Period
to 23 April 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 April 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 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 599 784 785
Rank change year-on-year +185 +1 -46
Contract jobs citing Systems Management Server (SMS) 287 54 107
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.28% 0.059% 0.10%
As % of the Systems Management category 2.20% 0.55% 1.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 193 33 48
UK median daily rate £288 £213 £314
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +35.29% -32.27% +16.20%
10th Percentile £150 £130 £234
90th Percentile £475 £405 £421
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £213 £310
% change year-on-year +41.18% -31.54% +19.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 69 3 20
UK median hourly rate £14.46 £16.50 £16.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.36% -2.08% -16.52%
10th Percentile £11.25 £14.53 £12.60
90th Percentile £25.77 £23.35 £38.88
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.81 £16.50 £16.85
% change year-on-year -16.30% -2.08% -16.52%

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 13,043 9,850 10,541
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.90% 10.71% 9.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,694 6,528 6,616
UK median daily rate £485 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.72% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £275 £274 £260
90th Percentile £625 £606 £587
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £401 £380
% change year-on-year +6.12% +5.39% +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 296 230 282
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.67% - +12.15%
10th Percentile £11.63 £12.00 £11.64
90th Percentile £47.50 £49.65 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £19.94 £20.00
% change year-on-year -19.75% -0.31% -0.92%

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 April 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 April 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 April 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 +150 244 £300 +39.53% 56
UK excluding London +105 204 £300 +41.18% 49
North of England +74 93 £313 +56.25% 14
London +16 74 £200 -63.64% 16
Yorkshire - 34 £313 - 3
North East +51 31 £300 +41.18% 2
Midlands - 31 £325 - 7
South East -11 30 £349 +26.91% 13
North West +5 28 £270 +92.86% 9
Scotland - 27 £225 - 8
East Midlands - 18 £325 - 3
South West - 15 £450 - 5
West Midlands - 13 £325 - 4
Wales - 8 £348 - 1
East of England -8 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 23 April 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).

1 209 (72.82%) Microsoft
2 115 (40.07%) Active Directory
2 115 (40.07%) Windows
3 96 (33.45%) Microsoft Office
4 63 (21.95%) SQL
5 62 (21.60%) Windows 7
6 58 (20.21%) ITIL
6 58 (20.21%) Citrix
7 57 (19.86%) Security Cleared
8 56 (19.51%) SCCM
9 51 (17.77%) SC Cleared
9 51 (17.77%) Windows 10
9 51 (17.77%) Windows Server
10 46 (16.03%) VMware
11 44 (15.33%) SQL Server
12 41 (14.29%) SharePoint
13 39 (13.59%) Microsoft Excel
13 39 (13.59%) VMware Infrastructure
14 37 (12.89%) Windows Server 2008
14 37 (12.89%) DHCP
14 37 (12.89%) Analytical Skills
15 36 (12.54%) DNS
16 35 (12.20%) Ivanti
17 34 (11.85%) XenApp
17 34 (11.85%) Office 365
18 31 (10.80%) Microsoft App-V
18 31 (10.80%) Software Delivery
19 30 (10.45%) Service Management
20 29 (10.10%) PowerShell
21 28 (9.76%) Windows 8

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 41 (14.29%) SharePoint
2 18 (6.27%) Skype for Business
3 17 (5.92%) MS Exchange
4 12 (4.18%) SharePoint 2010
5 9 (3.14%) CMS
6 8 (2.79%) Exchange Server 2010
7 6 (2.09%) WebSphere
8 5 (1.74%) IIS
9 4 (1.39%) JBoss
10 3 (1.05%) Confluence
10 3 (1.05%) IBM Notes
10 3 (1.05%) MS Project Server
10 3 (1.05%) Tomcat
11 2 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2007
11 2 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2013
11 2 (0.70%) Moodle
11 2 (0.70%) SAS
11 2 (0.70%) Totara
11 2 (0.70%) WordPress
12 1 (0.35%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 96 (33.45%) Microsoft Office
2 39 (13.59%) Microsoft Excel
3 16 (5.57%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 16 (5.57%) MS Visio
4 13 (4.53%) Microsoft Project
5 8 (2.79%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.35%) NUKE
6 1 (0.35%) Open Workbench
6 1 (0.35%) SOLIDWORKS
6 1 (0.35%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 19 (6.62%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.39%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (1.39%) Servitor
3 2 (0.70%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.35%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 34 (11.85%) Office 365
2 19 (6.62%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (2.79%) Google Analytics
4 3 (1.05%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (1.05%) Azure Active Directory
4 3 (1.05%) Dynamics 365
4 3 (1.05%) SaaS
5 2 (0.70%) IaaS
5 2 (0.70%) PaaS
6 1 (0.35%) Adobe Creative Cloud
6 1 (0.35%) GitHub
6 1 (0.35%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
6 1 (0.35%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 37 (12.89%) DHCP
2 36 (12.54%) DNS
3 21 (7.32%) 3G
3 21 (7.32%) Wi-Fi
4 16 (5.57%) Internet
5 9 (3.14%) LAN
6 8 (2.79%) Firewall
7 7 (2.44%) Remote Desktop
7 7 (2.44%) VPN
7 7 (2.44%) WAN
8 6 (2.09%) Skype
9 5 (1.74%) VoIP
10 4 (1.39%) TCP/IP
11 3 (1.05%) HTTP
11 3 (1.05%) Intranet
11 3 (1.05%) Reverse Proxy
11 3 (1.05%) SMTP
11 3 (1.05%) Wireless
12 2 (0.70%) IP Telephony
12 2 (0.70%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (15.33%) SQL Server
2 13 (4.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 10 (3.48%) MySQL
4 9 (3.14%) Data Warehouse
4 9 (3.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 6 (2.09%) Relational Database
6 5 (1.74%) SQL Server 2014
7 4 (1.39%) GIS
7 4 (1.39%) Oracle Database
8 3 (1.05%) MongoDB
8 3 (1.05%) Oracle Reports
8 3 (1.05%) Power BI
8 3 (1.05%) QGIS
8 3 (1.05%) QlikView
8 3 (1.05%) RDBMS
8 3 (1.05%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (0.70%) Maltego
9 2 (0.70%) SQL Server 2008
9 2 (0.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 1 (0.35%) RavenDB
Development Applications
1 11 (3.83%) MSI
2 9 (3.14%) JIRA
3 7 (2.44%) Team Foundation Server
4 6 (2.09%) Git (software)
5 4 (1.39%) Subversion
5 4 (1.39%) Visual Studio
6 3 (1.05%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 3 (1.05%) Toad
7 1 (0.35%) Android Studio
7 1 (0.35%) gulp
7 1 (0.35%) MSTest
7 1 (0.35%) NUnit
7 1 (0.35%) Oracle APEX
7 1 (0.35%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (0.35%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 20 (6.97%) Finance
2 10 (3.48%) Banking
2 10 (3.48%) Local Government
3 6 (2.09%) Telecoms
4 4 (1.39%) Marketing
5 3 (1.05%) Advertising
6 2 (0.70%) Corporate Banking
6 2 (0.70%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.70%) Military
6 2 (0.70%) Publishing
7 1 (0.35%) Billing
7 1 (0.35%) Electronics
7 1 (0.35%) Retail
Job Titles
1 81 (28.22%) Analyst
2 34 (11.85%) 2nd Line Support
3 32 (11.15%) IT Support
3 32 (11.15%) Service Analyst
4 30 (10.45%) Service Desk Analyst
5 28 (9.76%) Developer
6 25 (8.71%) Support Analyst
7 24 (8.36%) Support Engineer
8 21 (7.32%) Desktop Support
9 18 (6.27%) IT Analyst
10 17 (5.92%) 2nd Line Engineer
11 16 (5.57%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
12 14 (4.88%) IT Support Analyst
13 12 (4.18%) Service Desk Support
14 11 (3.83%) 3rd Line Engineer
14 11 (3.83%) Service Desk Support Analyst
15 10 (3.48%) Project Manager
16 9 (3.14%) Architect
16 9 (3.14%) Virtualisation Engineer
17 8 (2.79%) Virtualisation Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (7.67%) .NET
2 17 (5.92%) HTML
3 11 (3.83%) CSS
4 9 (3.14%) Web Services
4 9 (3.14%) XML
5 8 (2.79%) .NET Framework
6 6 (2.09%) ASP.NET
6 6 (2.09%) HTML5
6 6 (2.09%) REST
7 5 (1.74%) jQuery
7 5 (1.74%) Node.js
7 5 (1.74%) SOAP
8 4 (1.39%) JSON
8 4 (1.39%) LDAP
8 4 (1.39%) OAuth
8 4 (1.39%) OAuth2
8 4 (1.39%) SPML
8 4 (1.39%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 3 (1.05%) AngularJS
9 3 (1.05%) Ember.js
Miscellaneous
1 37 (12.89%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (7.32%) Fat Client
2 21 (7.32%) Management Information System
2 21 (7.32%) Thin Client
3 20 (6.97%) Data Centre
4 14 (4.88%) Smartphone
5 12 (4.18%) Computer Science
6 6 (2.09%) NHS
7 4 (1.39%) CMDB
7 4 (1.39%) Data Protection Act
7 4 (1.39%) Handset
8 3 (1.05%) Client/Server
8 3 (1.05%) LLPG
8 3 (1.05%) Self-Motivation
8 3 (1.05%) Social Media
9 2 (0.70%) Blackberry
9 2 (0.70%) Clustering
9 2 (0.70%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (0.70%) Freedom of Information
9 2 (0.70%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 115 (40.07%) Windows
2 62 (21.60%) Windows 7
3 51 (17.77%) Windows 10
3 51 (17.77%) Windows Server
4 37 (12.89%) Windows Server 2008
5 28 (9.76%) Windows 8
6 26 (9.06%) Windows Server 2012
7 20 (6.97%) Windows Server 2003
8 11 (3.83%) Android
8 11 (3.83%) Apple iOS
9 9 (3.14%) Mac OS X
10 5 (1.74%) Linux
11 4 (1.39%) Unix
11 4 (1.39%) Windows Mobile
11 4 (1.39%) Windows XP
12 2 (0.70%) CentOS
12 2 (0.70%) Kali Linux
13 1 (0.35%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.35%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (20.21%) ITIL
2 31 (10.80%) Software Delivery
3 30 (10.45%) Service Management
4 27 (9.41%) Agile Software Development
5 24 (8.36%) Project Management
6 23 (8.01%) ITSM
7 22 (7.67%) Migration
8 19 (6.62%) CRM
9 14 (4.88%) Incident Management
10 13 (4.53%) Information Security
10 13 (4.53%) PRINCE2
10 13 (4.53%) Problem-Solving
10 13 (4.53%) Scrum
11 11 (3.83%) Business Intelligence
12 10 (3.48%) Change Control
12 10 (3.48%) Stakeholder Management
12 10 (3.48%) Statistics
13 9 (3.14%) Analytics
13 9 (3.14%) Configuration Management
13 9 (3.14%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 63 (21.95%) SQL
2 29 (10.10%) PowerShell
3 17 (5.92%) T-SQL
4 13 (4.53%) Java
5 12 (4.18%) VB
6 11 (3.83%) C#
6 11 (3.83%) VBScript
7 8 (2.79%) JavaScript
7 8 (2.79%) PHP
8 6 (2.09%) C
9 5 (1.74%) PL/SQL
10 4 (1.39%) C++
10 4 (1.39%) Perl
10 4 (1.39%) Python
10 4 (1.39%) Ruby
11 3 (1.05%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.35%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.35%) Delphi
12 1 (0.35%) MATLAB
12 1 (0.35%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 57 (19.86%) Security Cleared
2 51 (17.77%) SC Cleared
3 18 (6.27%) Degree
4 14 (4.88%) BPSS Clearance
5 10 (3.48%) Computer Science Degree
6 6 (2.09%) ITIL Certification
6 6 (2.09%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (1.39%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (1.39%) DV Cleared
8 3 (1.05%) CCNP
8 3 (1.05%) MCP
8 3 (1.05%) MCSE
8 3 (1.05%) NVQ Level 3
9 2 (0.70%) A+ Certification
9 2 (0.70%) CCNA
9 2 (0.70%) CISSP
9 2 (0.70%) DBS Check
9 2 (0.70%) ISEB
9 2 (0.70%) MCTS
10 1 (0.35%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (4.53%) Disclosure Scotland
2 11 (3.83%) SLA
3 9 (3.14%) PMO
4 8 (2.79%) QA
5 4 (1.39%) Data Quality
6 3 (1.05%) BS7666
7 1 (0.35%) GDPR
7 1 (0.35%) Government Security Classifications
7 1 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.35%) PSD2
System Software
1 115 (40.07%) Active Directory
2 39 (13.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 34 (11.85%) XenApp
4 31 (10.80%) Microsoft App-V
5 10 (3.48%) XenServer
6 9 (3.14%) Hyper-V
6 9 (3.14%) Terminal Services
6 9 (3.14%) XenDesktop
7 5 (1.74%) vSphere
8 2 (0.70%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 2 (0.70%) Terminal Server
9 1 (0.35%) Docker
9 1 (0.35%) ProxySG
9 1 (0.35%) Sendmail
9 1 (0.35%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 56 (19.51%) SCCM
2 9 (3.14%) Microsoft Intune
3 4 (1.39%) AirWatch
4 3 (1.05%) SCOM
5 2 (0.70%) Business Desktop Deployment
5 2 (0.70%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (0.70%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 2 (0.70%) SmoothWall
5 2 (0.70%) WSUS
6 1 (0.35%) CFEngine
6 1 (0.35%) FortiGate
6 1 (0.35%) HP SIM
6 1 (0.35%) HP SiteScope
6 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (0.35%) Nagios
6 1 (0.35%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.35%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.35%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.35%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 1 (0.35%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 209 (72.82%) Microsoft
2 58 (20.21%) Citrix
3 46 (16.03%) VMware
4 35 (12.20%) Ivanti
5 21 (7.32%) ThinPrint
6 18 (6.27%) Oracle
7 17 (5.92%) Google
8 9 (3.14%) Cisco
9 8 (2.79%) SolarWinds
10 7 (2.44%) CyberArk
10 7 (2.44%) ServiceNow
11 6 (2.09%) Tableau
12 5 (1.74%) Adobe
13 4 (1.39%) Apple
13 4 (1.39%) Avaya
13 4 (1.39%) Civica
13 4 (1.39%) MuleSoft
13 4 (1.39%) Orchard
13 4 (1.39%) Sybase
14 3 (1.05%) Twitter