Period
to 19 November 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 19 November 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
19 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 677 675 804
Rank change year-on-year -2 +129 +10
Contract jobs citing Systems Management Server (SMS) 218 208 106
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.21% 0.21% 0.10%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.47% 1.74% 0.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 105 139 69
UK median daily rate £301 £350 £270
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.00% +29.63% -18.49%
10th Percentile £149 £167 £126
90th Percentile £533 £550 £415
UK excluding London median daily rate £328 £330 £265
% change year-on-year -0.76% +24.53% -18.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 70 43 12
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.06% -41.07% +75.00%
10th Percentile £12.93 £10.25 £13.41
90th Percentile £20.13 £27.18 £35.78
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £15.69 £28.00
% change year-on-year +11.54% -43.96% +75.00%

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 14,843 11,933 12,032
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.37% 11.77% 11.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,013 8,044 7,669
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +7.95% +8.64%
10th Percentile £300 £263 £262
90th Percentile £650 £625 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +6.06% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 388 287 278
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -22.22% +15.38%
10th Percentile £12.25 £10.90 £12.75
90th Percentile £47.00 £47.50 £50.56
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +9.38% -36.00% +28.21%

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 19 November 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 19 November 2018.

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

Systems Management Server (SMS)
Top 14 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 19 November 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 +19 205 £321 -2.61% 10
UK excluding London -8 131 £328 -0.76% 7
London +19 81 £301 -14.00% 3
North of England -8 58 £325 +8.33% 3
North West +3 37 £190 -36.67% 2
South East -17 25 £425 +33.65% 3
East of England +12 18 £120 -41.46%
Midlands -27 15 £388 +17.42%
Yorkshire -13 14 £350 -18.79%
East Midlands +3 10 £338 +5.88%
South West -31 8 £389 -15.91% 1
Scotland -10 7 £283 -43.50%
North East -15 7 £225 -25.00% 1
West Midlands -30 5 £450 +28.57%

For the 6 months to 19 November 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).

1 185 (84.86%) Microsoft
2 145 (66.51%) Windows
3 111 (50.92%) Active Directory
4 106 (48.62%) Microsoft Office
5 85 (38.99%) SCCM
6 69 (31.65%) Office 365
7 66 (30.28%) Windows 10
8 55 (25.23%) Windows 7
9 47 (21.56%) VMware
10 46 (21.10%) Apple
11 45 (20.64%) ITIL
11 45 (20.64%) Software Deployment
12 44 (20.18%) SQL
13 43 (19.72%) Apple iOS
14 42 (19.27%) VMware Infrastructure
15 40 (18.35%) Mac OS
16 38 (17.43%) Windows Server
17 36 (16.51%) Analytical Skills
17 36 (16.51%) OneDrive
17 36 (16.51%) Service Management
18 35 (16.06%) ServiceNow
19 34 (15.60%) SQL Server
20 33 (15.14%) Finance
21 32 (14.68%) Asset Management
22 28 (12.84%) Microsoft App-V
23 27 (12.39%) SLA
24 26 (11.93%) DNS
24 26 (11.93%) Blackberry
25 25 (11.47%) MS Exchange
26 24 (11.01%) Migration

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 25 (11.47%) MS Exchange
2 18 (8.26%) Exchange Server 2010
3 14 (6.42%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 14 (6.42%) SharePoint
4 6 (2.75%) IBM Notes
4 6 (2.75%) Skype for Business
5 3 (1.38%) K2 blackpearl
6 2 (0.92%) CMS
6 2 (0.92%) Confluence
6 2 (0.92%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (0.92%) SharePoint Server
6 2 (0.92%) Tomcat
6 2 (0.92%) WebSphere
6 2 (0.92%) WordPress
7 1 (0.46%) Apache
7 1 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.46%) Jetty
7 1 (0.46%) Mongrel
7 1 (0.46%) nginx
7 1 (0.46%) Totara
Applications
1 106 (48.62%) Microsoft Office
2 20 (9.17%) Microsoft Excel
3 17 (7.80%) MS Visio
4 12 (5.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (1.83%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.92%) NUKE
6 2 (0.92%) SOLIDWORKS
6 2 (0.92%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.46%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.46%) Mingle
7 1 (0.46%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 14 (6.42%) Eikon
2 3 (1.38%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.46%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 69 (31.65%) Office 365
2 36 (16.51%) OneDrive
3 12 (5.50%) Microsoft Azure
4 8 (3.67%) Amazon AWS
5 5 (2.29%) IaaS
6 4 (1.83%) PaaS
6 4 (1.83%) SaaS
7 2 (0.92%) Adobe Creative Cloud
7 2 (0.92%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (0.92%) Amazon S3
7 2 (0.92%) GitHub
8 1 (0.46%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.46%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.46%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.46%) Google Analytics
8 1 (0.46%) Google App Engine
8 1 (0.46%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.46%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 26 (11.93%) DNS
2 11 (5.05%) DHCP
3 10 (4.59%) FCoE
4 8 (3.67%) Internet
4 8 (3.67%) TCP/IP
5 7 (3.21%) LAN
5 7 (3.21%) WAN
6 6 (2.75%) Firewall
6 6 (2.75%) Wireless
7 4 (1.83%) Skype
7 4 (1.83%) Unified Communications
7 4 (1.83%) Wi-Fi
8 3 (1.38%) 3G
8 3 (1.38%) IPsec
8 3 (1.38%) VoIP
8 3 (1.38%) VPN
8 3 (1.38%) Wireshark
9 2 (0.92%) Network Security
10 1 (0.46%) NAS
10 1 (0.46%) PABX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (15.60%) SQL Server
2 9 (4.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 8 (3.67%) SQL Server 2012
3 8 (3.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 7 (3.21%) SQL Server 2008
5 6 (2.75%) MySQL
6 4 (1.83%) BusinessObjects
7 3 (1.38%) MS Access
7 3 (1.38%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (0.92%) Amazon RDS
8 2 (0.92%) Big Data
8 2 (0.92%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (0.92%) Oracle Database
8 2 (0.92%) Power BI
9 1 (0.46%) InfluxDB
9 1 (0.46%) Maltego
9 1 (0.46%) Microsoft Power View
9 1 (0.46%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.46%) SQL Server 2016
9 1 (0.46%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 9 (4.13%) MSI
2 5 (2.29%) JIRA
3 4 (1.83%) Visual Studio
4 3 (1.38%) InstallShield
5 2 (0.92%) Android Studio
5 2 (0.92%) Git (software)
5 2 (0.92%) Jenkins
5 2 (0.92%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.46%) Bitbucket
6 1 (0.46%) JMeter
6 1 (0.46%) Selenium
6 1 (0.46%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (0.46%) Travis CI
6 1 (0.46%) WebDriver
General
1 33 (15.14%) Finance
2 14 (6.42%) Law
2 14 (6.42%) Marketing
3 11 (5.05%) Back Office
4 9 (4.13%) Front Office
5 7 (3.21%) Banking
6 2 (0.92%) Legal
6 2 (0.92%) Local Government
6 2 (0.92%) Publishing
7 1 (0.46%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.46%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.46%) Private Banking
7 1 (0.46%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 47 (21.56%) Analyst
2 42 (19.27%) Support Engineer
3 27 (12.39%) Desktop Support
4 19 (8.72%) Desktop Engineer
4 19 (8.72%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 19 (8.72%) Support Analyst
5 17 (7.80%) IT Support
6 14 (6.42%) IT Analyst
6 14 (6.42%) Service Analyst
7 12 (5.50%) 2nd Line Support
8 11 (5.05%) Customer Engineer
8 11 (5.05%) Developer
8 11 (5.05%) Service Desk Analyst
9 10 (4.59%) IT Support Analyst
9 10 (4.59%) Migration Engineer
9 10 (4.59%) Senior Customer Engineer
10 8 (3.67%) IT Engineer
10 8 (3.67%) Server Engineer
11 7 (3.21%) Project Manager
11 7 (3.21%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (5.96%) .NET
2 9 (4.13%) Web Services
3 3 (1.38%) CSS
3 3 (1.38%) HTML
3 3 (1.38%) SAP Smart Forms
4 2 (0.92%) .NET Core
4 2 (0.92%) .NET Framework
4 2 (0.92%) AngularJS
4 2 (0.92%) ASP.NET
4 2 (0.92%) ASP.NET Web API
4 2 (0.92%) HTML5
4 2 (0.92%) KnockoutJS
4 2 (0.92%) LESS
4 2 (0.92%) React
4 2 (0.92%) REST
4 2 (0.92%) Sass
4 2 (0.92%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 2 (0.92%) XML
4 2 (0.92%) XSLT
5 1 (0.46%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 36 (16.51%) Analytical Skills
2 26 (11.93%) Blackberry
3 21 (9.63%) Data Centre
4 16 (7.34%) Clustering
5 14 (6.42%) Fixed Income
6 12 (5.50%) Computer Science
7 10 (4.59%) CLARiiON
8 7 (3.21%) Self-Motivation
9 5 (2.29%) User Experience
10 4 (1.83%) Enterprise Software
10 4 (1.83%) Management Information System
10 4 (1.83%) Private Cloud
10 4 (1.83%) Public Cloud
11 3 (1.38%) Data Structures
11 3 (1.38%) Fat Client
11 3 (1.38%) Fintech
11 3 (1.38%) Thin Client
12 2 (0.92%) Client/Server
12 2 (0.92%) CMDB
12 2 (0.92%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 145 (66.51%) Windows
2 66 (30.28%) Windows 10
3 55 (25.23%) Windows 7
4 43 (19.72%) Apple iOS
5 40 (18.35%) Mac OS
6 38 (17.43%) Windows Server
7 22 (10.09%) Windows 8
8 19 (8.72%) Windows Server 2008
9 15 (6.88%) Linux
9 15 (6.88%) Windows Server 2012
10 12 (5.50%) Windows Server 2003
11 7 (3.21%) Android
12 4 (1.83%) Unix
13 2 (0.92%) Windows Vista
13 2 (0.92%) Windows XP
14 1 (0.46%) CentOS
14 1 (0.46%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.46%) Solaris
14 1 (0.46%) VMS
14 1 (0.46%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (20.64%) ITIL
1 45 (20.64%) Software Deployment
2 36 (16.51%) Service Management
3 32 (14.68%) Asset Management
4 24 (11.01%) Migration
5 21 (9.63%) ITSM
6 17 (7.80%) Continuous Improvement
6 17 (7.80%) Time Management
6 17 (7.80%) Virtual Environments
7 16 (7.34%) Network Load Balancing
8 15 (6.88%) Change Management
9 13 (5.96%) Matrix Organization
10 12 (5.50%) Problem-Solving
10 12 (5.50%) Project Management
10 12 (5.50%) Server Management
11 11 (5.05%) Desktop Virtualisation
11 11 (5.05%) Root Cause Analysis
11 11 (5.05%) Software Distribution
12 10 (4.59%) BCP
12 10 (4.59%) PRINCE
Programming Languages
1 44 (20.18%) SQL
2 23 (10.55%) PowerShell
3 10 (4.59%) C#
4 9 (4.13%) T-SQL
4 9 (4.13%) VB
4 9 (4.13%) VBScript
5 6 (2.75%) Python
5 6 (2.75%) VBA
6 3 (1.38%) C++
6 3 (1.38%) JavaScript
7 2 (0.92%) Bash Shell
7 2 (0.92%) Java
7 2 (0.92%) MATLAB
7 2 (0.92%) Perl
7 2 (0.92%) PureScript
7 2 (0.92%) Ruby
7 2 (0.92%) TypeScript
8 1 (0.46%) ES6
8 1 (0.46%) ES7
8 1 (0.46%) R
Qualifications
1 18 (8.26%) A+ Certification
2 16 (7.34%) Microsoft Certification
2 16 (7.34%) Security Cleared
3 13 (5.96%) MCSE
3 13 (5.96%) SC Cleared
4 10 (4.59%) Degree
4 10 (4.59%) Novell Certification
5 9 (4.13%) MCP
6 5 (2.29%) Computer Science Degree
6 5 (2.29%) MCDST
7 4 (1.83%) DV Cleared
8 3 (1.38%) CCNP
8 3 (1.38%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (0.92%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (0.92%) HND
9 2 (0.92%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 2 (0.92%) PMP
10 1 (0.46%) APMP
10 1 (0.46%) DBS Check
10 1 (0.46%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (12.39%) SLA
2 4 (1.83%) GDPR
3 2 (0.92%) PMO
3 2 (0.92%) QA
4 1 (0.46%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.46%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.46%) Government Security Classifications
4 1 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.46%) MiFID
System Software
1 111 (50.92%) Active Directory
2 42 (19.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 28 (12.84%) Microsoft App-V
4 24 (11.01%) Hyper-V
5 18 (8.26%) vSphere
6 16 (7.34%) Virtual Desktop
7 11 (5.05%) XenApp
8 10 (4.59%) VMware ESXi
9 8 (3.67%) IAG
9 8 (3.67%) UAG
10 6 (2.75%) XenDesktop
11 4 (1.83%) Xen
11 4 (1.83%) XenServer
12 3 (1.38%) VMware NSX
13 2 (0.92%) Docker
14 1 (0.46%) Firmware
14 1 (0.46%) KVM
14 1 (0.46%) NFS
14 1 (0.46%) Terminal Services
14 1 (0.46%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 85 (38.99%) SCCM
2 17 (7.80%) SCOM
3 16 (7.34%) Microsoft Clustering
4 9 (4.13%) NetBackup
5 5 (2.29%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 4 (1.83%) Microsoft Intune
7 3 (1.38%) AirWatch
7 3 (1.38%) Ansible
7 3 (1.38%) Cisco Prime
7 3 (1.38%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (1.38%) Puppet
8 2 (0.92%) Cisco CUCM
8 2 (0.92%) Cisco UCCX
8 2 (0.92%) Kubernetes
8 2 (0.92%) vCenter Server
9 1 (0.46%) Nagios
9 1 (0.46%) OVSD
9 1 (0.46%) Prometheus
9 1 (0.46%) Tivoli
9 1 (0.46%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 185 (84.86%) Microsoft
2 47 (21.56%) VMware
3 46 (21.10%) Apple
4 35 (16.06%) ServiceNow
5 20 (9.17%) HP
6 17 (7.80%) Citrix
7 15 (6.88%) Bloomberg
7 15 (6.88%) Reuters
8 14 (6.42%) FactSet
8 14 (6.42%) Sony
8 14 (6.42%) Speakerbus
8 14 (6.42%) Wallstreet Suite
9 13 (5.96%) Altiris
9 13 (5.96%) Ivanti
10 11 (5.05%) EMC
10 11 (5.05%) Oracle
10 11 (5.05%) Wyse
11 10 (4.59%) Adobe
12 9 (4.13%) SolarWinds
13 8 (3.67%) Trend Micro