Period
to 17 August 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 17 August 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
17 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 806 584 747
Rank change year-on-year -222 +163 +6
Contract jobs citing Systems Management Server (SMS) 38 334 118
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.042% 0.32% 0.12%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.28% 2.37% 1.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 230 75
UK median daily rate £250 £300 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.67% -14.29% +25.00%
10th Percentile £110 £157 £187
90th Percentile £438 £503 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £140 £300 £325
% change year-on-year -53.33% -7.69% +17.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 68 22
UK median hourly rate £16.60 £15.88 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.57% -9.29% -38.33%
10th Percentile £13.50 £11.61 £10.81
90th Percentile £17.56 £25.42 £28.14
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.64 £17.50
% change year-on-year +5.20% -4.94% -38.33%

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 13,476 14,072 10,952
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.79% 13.65% 11.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,051 9,420 7,250
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £460
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +8.24%
10th Percentile £281 £275 £263
90th Percentile £673 £638 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +5.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 320 386 243
UK median hourly rate £20.95 £19.25 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.82% +10.00% -22.22%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.13 £10.75
90th Percentile £49.22 £47.83 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.94
% change year-on-year +2.86% +3.32% -32.25%

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 17 August 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 12 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 17 August 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 -190 34 £250 -20.00% 14
UK excluding London -155 24 £140 -53.33% 12
North of England -35 13 £150 -53.70% 2
London -40 10 £250 +5.26% 4
North West -9 8 £160 -39.62% 1
East of England +18 6 £500 -16.67% 3
North East +7 4 £255 -3.77%
South East -16 4 £120 -70.73% 3
East Midlands +9 1 £120 -60.00% 1
Midlands +4 1 £120 -65.71% 1
Yorkshire -13 1 £140 -60.00% 1
South West -37 1 £140 -63.96% 1

For the 6 months to 17 August 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 32 (84.21%) Microsoft
2 28 (73.68%) Microsoft Office
3 27 (71.05%) Windows
4 25 (65.79%) ITIL
5 20 (52.63%) Active Directory
6 19 (50.00%) Windows 7
7 16 (42.11%) Microsoft Excel
8 15 (39.47%) Office 365
9 14 (36.84%) Analytical Skills
9 14 (36.84%) MS Exchange
9 14 (36.84%) Service Management
10 13 (34.21%) Blackberry
10 13 (34.21%) Windows 10
11 11 (28.95%) VMware
12 10 (26.32%) Adobe
12 10 (26.32%) Problem Management
12 10 (26.32%) VMware Infrastructure
13 9 (23.68%) Windows 8
13 9 (23.68%) IBM Notes
13 9 (23.68%) MCP
13 9 (23.68%) Lotus
13 9 (23.68%) Finance
14 8 (21.05%) Altiris
14 8 (21.05%) Microsoft PowerPoint
14 8 (21.05%) Statistics
14 8 (21.05%) Marketing
14 8 (21.05%) Computer Science
14 8 (21.05%) Bomgar
14 8 (21.05%) Remote Desktop
14 8 (21.05%) WebEx

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 14 (36.84%) MS Exchange
2 9 (23.68%) IBM Notes
3 6 (15.79%) SAS
4 3 (7.89%) Exchange Server 2003
4 3 (7.89%) SharePoint
4 3 (7.89%) Skype for Business
5 2 (5.26%) Confluence
5 2 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (5.26%) IIS
Applications
1 28 (73.68%) Microsoft Office
2 16 (42.11%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (21.05%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (15.79%) Microsoft Project
4 6 (15.79%) MS Visio
5 2 (5.26%) Acrobat
6 1 (2.63%) Adobe Premiere
Business Applications
1 3 (7.89%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (2.63%) Adobe Campaign
2 1 (2.63%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.63%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 15 (39.47%) Office 365
2 6 (15.79%) Adobe Analytics
2 6 (15.79%) Power Platform
3 2 (5.26%) OneDrive
4 1 (2.63%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (2.63%) Google Analytics
4 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (2.63%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 8 (21.05%) Remote Desktop
1 8 (21.05%) WebEx
2 4 (10.53%) VPN
3 3 (7.89%) Internet
3 3 (7.89%) Skype
4 2 (5.26%) DHCP
4 2 (5.26%) DNS
4 2 (5.26%) HTTP
4 2 (5.26%) SMTP
4 2 (5.26%) SNMP
4 2 (5.26%) TCP/IP
5 1 (2.63%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (15.79%) Power BI
2 3 (7.89%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (5.26%) MSI
General
1 9 (23.68%) Finance
2 8 (21.05%) Marketing
3 2 (5.26%) Banking
4 1 (2.63%) Advertising
4 1 (2.63%) Law
4 1 (2.63%) Legal
Job Titles
1 15 (39.47%) Analyst
1 15 (39.47%) Desktop Support
1 15 (39.47%) Support Engineer
2 10 (26.32%) Desktop Engineer
2 10 (26.32%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 8 (21.05%) Service Analyst
3 8 (21.05%) Service Desk Analyst
4 5 (13.16%) CRM Analyst
4 5 (13.16%) Report Analyst
5 3 (7.89%) Business Intelligence Analyst
5 3 (7.89%) Business Intelligence Lead
5 3 (7.89%) Desktop Analyst
5 3 (7.89%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 3 (7.89%) IT Support
5 3 (7.89%) Power BI Analyst
5 3 (7.89%) Senior Desktop Support
6 2 (5.26%) Financial Analyst
6 2 (5.26%) Senior Desktop Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) Senior Desktop Support Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) Senior Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.63%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 14 (36.84%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (34.21%) Blackberry
3 5 (13.16%) Data Centre
4 4 (10.53%) iPad
5 2 (5.26%) Management Information System
6 1 (2.63%) iPhone
6 1 (2.63%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 27 (71.05%) Windows
2 19 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 13 (34.21%) Windows 10
4 9 (23.68%) Windows 8
5 7 (18.42%) Apple iOS
6 6 (15.79%) Android
7 5 (13.16%) Windows Server
8 4 (10.53%) Mac OS
8 4 (10.53%) Windows XP
9 3 (7.89%) Windows 2000
10 2 (5.26%) Linux
10 2 (5.26%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (5.26%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (65.79%) ITIL
2 14 (36.84%) Service Management
3 10 (26.32%) Problem Management
4 8 (21.05%) Computer Science
4 8 (21.05%) Statistics
5 7 (18.42%) Analytics
5 7 (18.42%) Change Management
5 7 (18.42%) CRM
5 7 (18.42%) Desktop Virtualisation
5 7 (18.42%) Incident Management
5 7 (18.42%) ITSM
5 7 (18.42%) Root Cause Analysis
5 7 (18.42%) Trend Analysis
6 6 (15.79%) Actionable Insight
6 6 (15.79%) Data Science
6 6 (15.79%) Decision Tree
6 6 (15.79%) Matrix Organization
6 6 (15.79%) Performance Measurement
6 6 (15.79%) Storytelling
6 6 (15.79%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 6 (15.79%) C
2 2 (5.26%) PowerShell
2 2 (5.26%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 9 (23.68%) MCP
2 6 (15.79%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (13.16%) A+ Certification
4 4 (10.53%) CCNA
4 4 (10.53%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (7.89%) Degree
5 3 (7.89%) MCDST
6 2 (5.26%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (5.26%) MCSA
6 2 (5.26%) MCSE
6 2 (5.26%) Security Cleared
7 1 (2.63%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (2.63%) MOS
7 1 (2.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (15.79%) GDPR
2 1 (2.63%) Data Quality
2 1 (2.63%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 1 (2.63%) SLA
System Software
1 20 (52.63%) Active Directory
2 10 (26.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (7.89%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (5.26%) Hyper-V
4 2 (5.26%) NDS
4 2 (5.26%) NetIQ eDirectory
5 1 (2.63%) Sendmail
5 1 (2.63%) XenApp
5 1 (2.63%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (18.42%) SCCM
2 3 (7.89%) ServiceCenter
3 2 (5.26%) Perfmon
3 2 (5.26%) WMI
4 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (2.63%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (2.63%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 1 (2.63%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 32 (84.21%) Microsoft
2 11 (28.95%) VMware
3 10 (26.32%) Adobe
4 9 (23.68%) Lotus
5 8 (21.05%) Altiris
5 8 (21.05%) Bomgar
6 7 (18.42%) Wyse
7 4 (10.53%) Remedy
8 3 (7.89%) Apple
8 3 (7.89%) Citrix
8 3 (7.89%) HP
8 3 (7.89%) Peregrine
8 3 (7.89%) ServiceNow
9 2 (5.26%) Cisco
9 2 (5.26%) IBM
9 2 (5.26%) Novell
9 2 (5.26%) Symantec
10 1 (2.63%) Interwoven
10 1 (2.63%) Salesforce.com
10 1 (2.63%) Veritas