Period
to 22 January 2019

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 22 January 2019 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
22 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 738 661 793
Rank change year-on-year -77 +132 +22
Contract jobs citing Systems Management Server (SMS) 133 234 75
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.13% 0.23% 0.079%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.91% 1.96% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 153 47
UK median daily rate £350 £325 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% +30.00% -23.08%
10th Percentile £150 £137 £122
90th Percentile £548 £550 £408
UK excluding London median daily rate £376 £330 £250
% change year-on-year +13.79% +32.00% -23.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 56 5
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £14.23 £17.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.98% -17.51% +43.75%
10th Percentile £13.50 £11.00 £11.73
90th Percentile £18.40 £24.92 £17.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £13.66 £17.25
% change year-on-year +28.16% -20.84% +43.75%

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 14,560 11,943 10,579
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.61% 11.99% 11.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,729 8,129 6,750
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +7.14%
10th Percentile £308 £268 £263
90th Percentile £650 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 361 278 255
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -12.50% -
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.18 £12.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.07 £47.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £15.69 £19.50
% change year-on-year +11.54% -19.54% -2.50%

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 22 January 2019.

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 22 January 2019. 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 -75 129 £350 +7.69% 9
UK excluding London -111 81 £376 +13.79% 8
London -2 48 £225 -16.36% 1
North of England -54 36 £325 +7.00% 1
North West -1 30 £160 -46.67% 1
East of England +23 15 £120 -41.46% 1
South East -16 15 £425 +21.78% 2
Midlands -8 11 £350 +6.06% 3
West Midlands -26 8 - - 2
Yorkshire -28 5 £425 +47.83%
South West -41 4 £538 +20.79% 1
East Midlands +6 3 £350 +7.69% 1
North East -33 1 - -

For the 6 months to 22 January 2019, 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).

1 118 (88.72%) Microsoft
2 100 (75.19%) Windows
3 78 (58.65%) Active Directory
4 70 (52.63%) Microsoft Office
5 57 (42.86%) SCCM
6 51 (38.35%) Office 365
7 48 (36.09%) Windows 10
8 41 (30.83%) Software Deployment
9 38 (28.57%) Apple iOS
10 36 (27.07%) Mac OS
11 34 (25.56%) Apple
12 33 (24.81%) Service Management
13 31 (23.31%) Windows 7
13 31 (23.31%) ServiceNow
13 31 (23.31%) OneDrive
14 30 (22.56%) Finance
15 28 (21.05%) Blackberry
15 28 (21.05%) ITIL
16 27 (20.30%) Analytical Skills
17 26 (19.55%) Asset Management
18 25 (18.80%) VMware
18 25 (18.80%) SLA
19 22 (16.54%) VMware Infrastructure
20 20 (15.04%) Migration
21 19 (14.29%) SQL
21 19 (14.29%) ITSM
22 17 (12.78%) A+ Certification
22 17 (12.78%) SQL Server
22 17 (12.78%) DNS
22 17 (12.78%) Time Management

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 15 (11.28%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 15 (11.28%) MS Exchange
2 8 (6.02%) SharePoint
3 7 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (4.51%) IBM Notes
5 3 (2.26%) Skype for Business
6 2 (1.50%) Confluence
6 2 (1.50%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.75%) Apache
7 1 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.75%) IIS
7 1 (0.75%) Jetty
7 1 (0.75%) K2 blackpearl
7 1 (0.75%) Mongrel
7 1 (0.75%) nginx
7 1 (0.75%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.75%) Totara
7 1 (0.75%) WebSphere
Applications
1 70 (52.63%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (10.53%) Microsoft Excel
2 14 (10.53%) MS Visio
3 12 (9.02%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 9 (6.77%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.75%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 15 (11.28%) Eikon
2 2 (1.50%) SAP CRM
3 1 (0.75%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 51 (38.35%) Office 365
2 31 (23.31%) OneDrive
3 7 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (4.51%) Amazon AWS
5 5 (3.76%) SaaS
6 3 (2.26%) IaaS
7 2 (1.50%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (1.50%) PaaS
8 1 (0.75%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.75%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.75%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.75%) GitHub
8 1 (0.75%) Google App Engine
8 1 (0.75%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.75%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 17 (12.78%) DNS
2 7 (5.26%) TCP/IP
3 6 (4.51%) Wireless
4 5 (3.76%) Internet
5 4 (3.01%) LAN
5 4 (3.01%) Remote Desktop
5 4 (3.01%) WAN
5 4 (3.01%) WebEx
6 3 (2.26%) Firewall
6 3 (2.26%) Unified Communications
6 3 (2.26%) VoIP
6 3 (2.26%) Wireshark
7 2 (1.50%) DHCP
7 2 (1.50%) IPsec
7 2 (1.50%) Skype
7 2 (1.50%) VPN
8 1 (0.75%) Cisco ISE
8 1 (0.75%) Cisco Nexus
8 1 (0.75%) Cisco Wireless
8 1 (0.75%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (12.78%) SQL Server
2 7 (5.26%) SQL Server 2012
3 6 (4.51%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (3.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (3.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (1.50%) Amazon RDS
5 2 (1.50%) MySQL
5 2 (1.50%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.75%) Big Data
6 1 (0.75%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.75%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.75%) Informix
6 1 (0.75%) Microsoft Power View
6 1 (0.75%) MS Access
6 1 (0.75%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.75%) Power BI
6 1 (0.75%) PowerPivot
6 1 (0.75%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.75%) SQL Server 2016
6 1 (0.75%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 3 (2.26%) JIRA
2 2 (1.50%) InstallShield
2 2 (1.50%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.75%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.75%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (0.75%) Travis CI
General
1 30 (22.56%) Finance
2 15 (11.28%) Law
3 14 (10.53%) Marketing
4 10 (7.52%) Back Office
5 9 (6.77%) Front Office
6 2 (1.50%) Legal
7 1 (0.75%) Banking
7 1 (0.75%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.75%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 33 (24.81%) Support Engineer
2 28 (21.05%) Analyst
3 17 (12.78%) Desktop Support
4 13 (9.77%) Desktop Engineer
4 13 (9.77%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 13 (9.77%) Support Analyst
5 12 (9.02%) Customer Engineer
5 12 (9.02%) IT Analyst
5 12 (9.02%) IT Support
6 11 (8.27%) Senior Customer Engineer
7 10 (7.52%) Migration Engineer
8 9 (6.77%) Project Manager
8 9 (6.77%) Service Analyst
9 8 (6.02%) IT Support Analyst
9 8 (6.02%) Service Desk Analyst
10 6 (4.51%) Back Office Engineer
10 6 (4.51%) IT Engineer
10 6 (4.51%) Server Engineer
11 5 (3.76%) Architect
11 5 (3.76%) Senior Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (5.26%) .NET
2 6 (4.51%) Web Services
3 2 (1.50%) .NET Core
3 2 (1.50%) .NET Framework
3 2 (1.50%) ASP.NET
3 2 (1.50%) ASP.NET Web API
3 2 (1.50%) REST
4 1 (0.75%) J2EE
4 1 (0.75%) JSON
4 1 (0.75%) SAP Smart Forms
4 1 (0.75%) Servlets
4 1 (0.75%) XML
4 1 (0.75%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 28 (21.05%) Blackberry
2 27 (20.30%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (12.03%) Data Centre
4 15 (11.28%) Fixed Income
5 8 (6.02%) Management Information System
6 6 (4.51%) Clustering
7 5 (3.76%) Self-Motivation
8 4 (3.01%) iPad
9 3 (2.26%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (2.26%) User Experience
10 2 (1.50%) Private Cloud
10 2 (1.50%) Public Cloud
11 1 (0.75%) Client/Server
11 1 (0.75%) CMDB
11 1 (0.75%) Data Structures
11 1 (0.75%) Driving Licence
11 1 (0.75%) Fintech
11 1 (0.75%) Hybrid Cloud
11 1 (0.75%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 100 (75.19%) Windows
2 48 (36.09%) Windows 10
3 38 (28.57%) Apple iOS
4 36 (27.07%) Mac OS
5 31 (23.31%) Windows 7
6 14 (10.53%) Windows Server
7 13 (9.77%) Windows 8
8 10 (7.52%) Windows Server 2008
9 9 (6.77%) Linux
10 8 (6.02%) Windows Server 2012
11 6 (4.51%) Android
11 6 (4.51%) Windows Server 2003
12 4 (3.01%) Windows XP
13 3 (2.26%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (30.83%) Software Deployment
2 33 (24.81%) Service Management
3 28 (21.05%) ITIL
4 26 (19.55%) Asset Management
5 20 (15.04%) Migration
6 19 (14.29%) ITSM
7 17 (12.78%) Time Management
8 13 (9.77%) Continuous Improvement
9 12 (9.02%) Change Management
9 12 (9.02%) Matrix Organization
10 11 (8.27%) Project Management
11 10 (7.52%) BCP
12 9 (6.77%) Desktop Virtualisation
12 9 (6.77%) Problem-Solving
12 9 (6.77%) Root Cause Analysis
13 8 (6.02%) Problem Management
14 7 (5.26%) Incident Management
14 7 (5.26%) Virtual Environments
15 6 (4.51%) Infrastructure Management
15 6 (4.51%) Trend Analysis
Programming Languages
1 19 (14.29%) SQL
2 12 (9.02%) PowerShell
3 7 (5.26%) C#
4 6 (4.51%) VBA
5 4 (3.01%) Python
6 3 (2.26%) T-SQL
6 3 (2.26%) VBScript
7 2 (1.50%) Bash Shell
7 2 (1.50%) Perl
7 2 (1.50%) Ruby
7 2 (1.50%) VB
8 1 (0.75%) C++
8 1 (0.75%) Java
8 1 (0.75%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 17 (12.78%) A+ Certification
2 8 (6.02%) Degree
3 7 (5.26%) MCP
3 7 (5.26%) Microsoft Certification
3 7 (5.26%) Security Cleared
4 6 (4.51%) MCSE
5 5 (3.76%) MCDST
5 5 (3.76%) SC Cleared
6 4 (3.01%) Computer Science Degree
7 3 (2.26%) CCNP
7 3 (2.26%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (1.50%) DV Cleared
8 2 (1.50%) PMP
9 1 (0.75%) CAPM
9 1 (0.75%) HND
9 1 (0.75%) MCITP
9 1 (0.75%) MCSA
9 1 (0.75%) MCTS
9 1 (0.75%) MOS
9 1 (0.75%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (18.80%) SLA
2 4 (3.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (2.26%) GDPR
4 2 (1.50%) QA
5 1 (0.75%) Government Security Classifications
System Software
1 78 (58.65%) Active Directory
2 22 (16.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (12.03%) Virtual Desktop
4 15 (11.28%) Microsoft App-V
5 11 (8.27%) Hyper-V
6 8 (6.02%) vSphere
7 7 (5.26%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (2.26%) VMware NSX
8 3 (2.26%) Xen
9 2 (1.50%) Docker
9 2 (1.50%) XenApp
10 1 (0.75%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 57 (42.86%) SCCM
2 6 (4.51%) Microsoft Clustering
2 6 (4.51%) SCOM
3 4 (3.01%) Puppet
4 3 (2.26%) Ansible
4 3 (2.26%) Cisco Prime
4 3 (2.26%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 3 (2.26%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (1.50%) Cisco CUCM
5 2 (1.50%) Cisco UCCX
5 2 (1.50%) Kubernetes
5 2 (1.50%) Microsoft Intune
5 2 (1.50%) vCenter Server
6 1 (0.75%) Nagios
6 1 (0.75%) OpenView
6 1 (0.75%) OVSD
6 1 (0.75%) Terraform
6 1 (0.75%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.75%) TrustSec
6 1 (0.75%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 118 (88.72%) Microsoft
2 34 (25.56%) Apple
3 31 (23.31%) ServiceNow
4 25 (18.80%) VMware
5 15 (11.28%) Bloomberg
5 15 (11.28%) FactSet
5 15 (11.28%) Reuters
5 15 (11.28%) Sony
5 15 (11.28%) Speakerbus
5 15 (11.28%) Wallstreet Suite
6 11 (8.27%) Altiris
6 11 (8.27%) Oracle
7 9 (6.77%) HP
7 9 (6.77%) Wyse
8 8 (6.02%) Adobe
9 6 (4.51%) Huawei
9 6 (4.51%) Lotus
9 6 (4.51%) Trend Micro
10 5 (3.76%) Ivanti
11 4 (3.01%) SAP