Period
to 23 November 2017

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 November 2017 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 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 674 786 813
Rank change year-on-year +112 +27 -84
Contract jobs citing Systems Management Server (SMS) 213 105 82
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.21% 0.100% 0.072%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.83% 0.90% 0.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 144 68 33
UK median daily rate £340 £270 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.93% -16.92% +12.07%
10th Percentile £156 £125 £108
90th Percentile £550 £418 £394
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £270 £325
% change year-on-year +22.22% -16.92% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 12 14
UK median hourly rate £16.19 £28.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -42.18% +75.00% -8.57%
10th Percentile £10.25 £13.41 £9.60
90th Percentile £27.18 £35.78 £20.02
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.35 £28.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year -45.20% +75.00% -6.49%

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 11664 11633 9758
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 11.31% 11.05% 8.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 7893 7438 5957
UK median daily rate £475 £445 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.74% +11.25% +3.36%
10th Percentile £263 £260 £231
90th Percentile £625 £588 £574
UK excluding London median daily rate £418 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +4.38% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 287 269 333
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £20.73 £19.03
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.58% +8.93% -2.41%
10th Percentile £10.97 £12.50 £11.17
90th Percentile £47.50 £43.28 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.73 £21.63 £19.03
% change year-on-year -27.26% +13.64% -5.13%

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 November 2017.

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 November 2017.

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 November 2017. 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 +114 193 £325 +28.71% 10
UK excluding London +81 138 £330 +22.22% 10
London +45 73 £350 -26.32% 2
North of England +61 53 £300 +33.33% 3
Midlands - 28 £340 - 1
South East +2 21 £318 -0.63% 3
North West +30 20 £288 +139.58% 1
North East +38 17 £300 +33.33% 1
Yorkshire - 16 £431 - 1
West Midlands - 15 £350 -
South West +8 14 £462 +100.87% 1
East Midlands - 13 £319 - 1
Scotland +4 11 £500 +81.82% 1
Wales +16 7 £335 -21.29% 1
East of England -17 4 £205 -

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Systems Management Server (SMS) also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Systems Management Server (SMS).

1 140 (65.73%) Microsoft
2 87 (40.85%) Windows
3 71 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
4 68 (31.92%) Active Directory
5 44 (20.66%) Agile Software Development
6 43 (20.19%) SQL
7 42 (19.72%) Microsoft Excel
8 41 (19.25%) Finance
9 37 (17.37%) ITIL
9 37 (17.37%) SCCM
10 35 (16.43%) Project Management
11 31 (14.55%) VMware
12 30 (14.08%) MS Visio
12 30 (14.08%) Analytical Skills
13 28 (13.15%) Windows Server
14 27 (12.68%) Windows Server 2012
14 27 (12.68%) Windows Server 2008
14 27 (12.68%) Windows 7
15 26 (12.21%) Citrix
16 25 (11.74%) MS Exchange
16 25 (11.74%) Microsoft PowerPoint
17 24 (11.27%) Security Cleared
18 23 (10.80%) SharePoint
18 23 (10.80%) SQL Server
19 22 (10.33%) VMware Infrastructure
20 21 (9.86%) Degree
20 21 (9.86%) Management Information System
21 20 (9.39%) Internet
21 20 (9.39%) HP
21 20 (9.39%) DNS

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 (11.74%) MS Exchange
2 23 (10.80%) SharePoint
3 13 (6.10%) Skype for Business
4 12 (5.63%) Exchange Server 2010
5 11 (5.16%) IIS
6 6 (2.82%) Exchange Server 2013
7 5 (2.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 5 (2.35%) SharePoint 2010
8 3 (1.41%) Confluence
9 2 (0.94%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (0.94%) CMS
9 2 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2003
9 2 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2007
9 2 (0.94%) NServiceBus
10 1 (0.47%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.47%) IBM Notes
10 1 (0.47%) MS Project Server
10 1 (0.47%) SAS
10 1 (0.47%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.47%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 71 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
2 42 (19.72%) Microsoft Excel
3 30 (14.08%) MS Visio
4 25 (11.74%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 18 (8.45%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.94%) Acrobat
6 2 (0.94%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.47%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.47%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.47%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 12 (5.63%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.41%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.94%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.47%) iTrent
4 1 (0.47%) SAP S/4HANA
4 1 (0.47%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 18 (8.45%) Office 365
2 17 (7.98%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (2.35%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (1.41%) GitHub
5 2 (0.94%) Google Drive
5 2 (0.94%) IaaS
5 2 (0.94%) PaaS
5 2 (0.94%) SaaS
6 1 (0.47%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.47%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
6 1 (0.47%) Slack
6 1 (0.47%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 20 (9.39%) DNS
1 20 (9.39%) Internet
2 14 (6.57%) Firewall
3 13 (6.10%) DHCP
4 11 (5.16%) VoIP
5 6 (2.82%) VPN
6 5 (2.35%) Intranet
6 5 (2.35%) LAN
6 5 (2.35%) SAN
7 4 (1.88%) PBX
7 4 (1.88%) VLAN
7 4 (1.88%) WAN
8 3 (1.41%) NAS
8 3 (1.41%) TCP/IP
8 3 (1.41%) Wi-Fi
8 3 (1.41%) Wireless
9 2 (0.94%) 3G
9 2 (0.94%) Remote Desktop
9 2 (0.94%) Skype
9 2 (0.94%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (10.80%) SQL Server
2 9 (4.23%) Data Warehouse
3 8 (3.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (2.35%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (2.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (1.88%) Maltego
5 4 (1.88%) MongoDB
5 4 (1.88%) SQL Server 2014
6 3 (1.41%) GIS
6 3 (1.41%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 3 (1.41%) QGIS
6 3 (1.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (0.94%) Amazon RDS
7 2 (0.94%) Crystal Reports
7 2 (0.94%) MS Access
7 2 (0.94%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.94%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.47%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.47%) Power BI
8 1 (0.47%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 6 (2.82%) JIRA
1 6 (2.82%) Visual Studio
2 4 (1.88%) Git (software)
3 3 (1.41%) Cucumber
3 3 (1.41%) JMeter
3 3 (1.41%) LoadRunner
3 3 (1.41%) Maven
3 3 (1.41%) Visual Studio Team System
4 2 (0.94%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.47%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.47%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (0.47%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (0.47%) Subversion
5 1 (0.47%) TeamCity
General
1 41 (19.25%) Finance
2 19 (8.92%) Banking
3 10 (4.69%) Publishing
4 6 (2.82%) Marketing
5 5 (2.35%) Advertising
5 5 (2.35%) Local Government
6 4 (1.88%) Corporate Banking
6 4 (1.88%) Front Office
6 4 (1.88%) Telecoms
7 3 (1.41%) Retail Banking
8 2 (0.94%) Retail
9 1 (0.47%) Billing
9 1 (0.47%) French Language
9 1 (0.47%) Games
9 1 (0.47%) General Ledger
9 1 (0.47%) Law
9 1 (0.47%) Legal
9 1 (0.47%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.47%) Military
9 1 (0.47%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 58 (27.23%) Analyst
2 21 (9.86%) Desktop Support
3 17 (7.98%) Business Analyst
3 17 (7.98%) Developer
4 16 (7.51%) IT Analyst
4 16 (7.51%) IT Support
4 16 (7.51%) Service Analyst
4 16 (7.51%) Support Analyst
5 14 (6.57%) Service Desk Analyst
6 11 (5.16%) 2nd Line Support
6 11 (5.16%) IT Support Analyst
6 11 (5.16%) Project Manager
7 9 (4.23%) Administrator
7 9 (4.23%) Architect
7 9 (4.23%) Support Engineer
8 8 (3.76%) Desktop Engineer
9 7 (3.29%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 7 (3.29%) 3rd Line Support
9 7 (3.29%) Service Desk Support
10 6 (2.82%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (7.51%) HTML
2 15 (7.04%) .NET
3 6 (2.82%) XML
4 5 (2.35%) .NET Framework
4 5 (2.35%) Web Services
5 3 (1.41%) ASP.NET
5 3 (1.41%) CSS
5 3 (1.41%) CSS3
5 3 (1.41%) Gherkin
5 3 (1.41%) HTML5
5 3 (1.41%) RESTful
6 2 (0.94%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (0.94%) Dapper ORM
6 2 (0.94%) Entity Framework
6 2 (0.94%) jQuery
6 2 (0.94%) LINQ
6 2 (0.94%) Regular Expression
6 2 (0.94%) REST
6 2 (0.94%) SOAP
6 2 (0.94%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 30 (14.08%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (9.86%) Management Information System
3 9 (4.23%) Blackberry
4 7 (3.29%) Computer Science
4 7 (3.29%) Smartphone
5 6 (2.82%) Data Centre
6 5 (2.35%) Data Protection Act
6 5 (2.35%) NHS
6 5 (2.35%) Social Media
7 4 (1.88%) Online Banking
7 4 (1.88%) PDA
8 3 (1.41%) Fat Client
8 3 (1.41%) Freedom of Information
8 3 (1.41%) Freedom of Information Act
8 3 (1.41%) LLPG
8 3 (1.41%) Thin Client
9 2 (0.94%) Client/Server
9 2 (0.94%) e-Learning
9 2 (0.94%) Handset
9 2 (0.94%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 87 (40.85%) Windows
2 28 (13.15%) Windows Server
3 27 (12.68%) Windows 7
3 27 (12.68%) Windows Server 2008
3 27 (12.68%) Windows Server 2012
4 14 (6.57%) Windows 10
5 12 (5.63%) Linux
6 10 (4.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 10 (4.69%) Windows XP
7 8 (3.76%) Android
7 8 (3.76%) Windows 8
7 8 (3.76%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (2.35%) Apple iOS
9 4 (1.88%) Kali Linux
9 4 (1.88%) Windows Vista
10 3 (1.41%) Mac OS
10 3 (1.41%) Unix
11 2 (0.94%) Mac OS X
11 2 (0.94%) Windows 2000
11 2 (0.94%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (20.66%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (17.37%) ITIL
3 35 (16.43%) Project Management
4 19 (8.92%) Service Management
4 19 (8.92%) Stakeholder Management
5 17 (7.98%) PRINCE2
6 16 (7.51%) CRM
7 14 (6.57%) Incident Management
8 13 (6.10%) BCP
8 13 (6.10%) Migration
9 12 (5.63%) Web Development
10 11 (5.16%) Software Delivery
11 10 (4.69%) Business Continuity
11 10 (4.69%) Business Intelligence
11 10 (4.69%) Data Loss Prevention
11 10 (4.69%) Information Security
11 10 (4.69%) Security Operations
11 10 (4.69%) Task Automation
12 9 (4.23%) Kalman Filter
12 9 (4.23%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 43 (20.19%) SQL
2 17 (7.98%) JavaScript
2 17 (7.98%) PowerShell
3 12 (5.63%) C#
4 10 (4.69%) Perl
4 10 (4.69%) Python
5 6 (2.82%) Java
6 4 (1.88%) C
7 3 (1.41%) T-SQL
8 2 (0.94%) VB
8 2 (0.94%) VBA
9 1 (0.47%) C++
9 1 (0.47%) Delphi
9 1 (0.47%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.47%) R
9 1 (0.47%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.47%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 24 (11.27%) Security Cleared
2 21 (9.86%) Degree
3 18 (8.45%) SC Cleared
4 17 (7.98%) Microsoft Certification
5 8 (3.76%) BPSS Clearance
6 6 (2.82%) Computer Science Degree
7 5 (2.35%) ITIL Certification
7 5 (2.35%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 5 (2.35%) MCP
8 4 (1.88%) A+ Certification
8 4 (1.88%) CEH
8 4 (1.88%) CISM
8 4 (1.88%) CISSP
8 4 (1.88%) DV Cleared
8 4 (1.88%) MCITP
8 4 (1.88%) MCTS
9 3 (1.41%) CTC Cleared
9 3 (1.41%) ISEB
9 3 (1.41%) Network+ Certification
10 2 (0.94%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (5.16%) SLA
2 8 (3.76%) PMO
2 8 (3.76%) QA
3 7 (3.29%) Disclosure Scotland
4 5 (2.35%) Data Quality
5 3 (1.41%) BS7666
6 1 (0.47%) HL7
6 1 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 68 (31.92%) Active Directory
2 22 (10.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (8.92%) Hyper-V
4 11 (5.16%) XenApp
5 9 (4.23%) Microsoft App-V
6 8 (3.76%) XenDesktop
6 8 (3.76%) XenServer
7 4 (1.88%) Virtual Desktop
7 4 (1.88%) VMware Workstation
8 3 (1.41%) Terminal Services
9 2 (0.94%) VMware Server
10 1 (0.47%) Docker
10 1 (0.47%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.47%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 37 (17.37%) SCCM
2 10 (4.69%) IBM BigFix
3 4 (1.88%) Business Desktop Deployment
3 4 (1.88%) DameWare
4 3 (1.41%) Microsoft Intune
5 2 (0.94%) AirWatch
5 2 (0.94%) Microsoft Clustering
5 2 (0.94%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.47%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.47%) Cisco Prime
6 1 (0.47%) Rancher
6 1 (0.47%) SCOM
6 1 (0.47%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (0.47%) WSUS
Vendors
1 140 (65.73%) Microsoft
2 31 (14.55%) VMware
3 26 (12.21%) Citrix
4 20 (9.39%) HP
5 17 (7.98%) Oracle
6 11 (5.16%) Dell
7 10 (4.69%) AppSense
7 10 (4.69%) IBM
7 10 (4.69%) Symantec
8 7 (3.29%) Tableau
9 5 (2.35%) Cisco
10 4 (1.88%) Bloomberg
10 4 (1.88%) FactSet
10 4 (1.88%) Google
11 3 (1.41%) Adobe
11 3 (1.41%) Apple
11 3 (1.41%) Avaya
11 3 (1.41%) BT
11 3 (1.41%) Sophos
11 3 (1.41%) Veeam