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 3 months to 26 June 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
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 588 550 588
Rank change year-on-year -38 +38  
Contract jobs citing Systems Management Server (SMS) 19 101 53
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.040% 0.19% 0.095%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.37% 1.67% 1.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 54 23
Median daily rate £334 £271 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.13% -22.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £210 £284
10% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £368 £445
UK excluding London median daily rate £334 £271 £375
% change year-on-year +23.13% -27.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 16 10
Median hourly rate £17.50 £36.00 £20.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -51.38% +78.35%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £36.00 £20.19
% change year-on-year -51.38% +78.35%  

Systems Management Server (SMS) is in the systems management skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills.

Systems Management Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 5099 6037 4815
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 10.85% 11.37% 8.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 3337 3886 2958
Median daily rate £475 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% +12.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £285 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £447 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +11.62% +5.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 115 137 162
Median hourly rate £20.88 £29.00 £20.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.00% +39.75%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £17.46 £12.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £46.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £34.85 £20.19
% change year-on-year -49.78% +72.65%  

Systems Management Server (SMS)
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Systems Management Server (SMS) as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Systems Management category.

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 3 months to 26 June 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)
Top 23 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 3 months to 26 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -31 19 £334 +26.03% 13
South East +21 6 £318 -15.20%
Milton Keynes - 4 £475 -
Buckinghamshire - 4 £475 -
North East +16 3 £200 -18.78% 2
London -5 3 £322 -5.91% 3
Cambridge +2 2 - - 1
Cambridgeshire 0 2 - - 1
East of England -7 2 - - 1
West Midlands - 2 £363 - 2
Birmingham - 2 £363 - 2
East Midlands - 2 £438 - 1
Northamptonshire - 2 £438 -
Northampton - 2 £438 -
Yorkshire +26 1 - - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne +21 1 £215 -14.85%
Tyne and Wear +18 1 £215 -14.85%
Surrey +4 1 £318 -8.48%
Oxfordshire - 1 £145 -
Middlesbrough - 1 - -
Kidlington - 1 £145 -
Egham - 1 £318 -
North Yorkshire - 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 24 (63.16%) Windows
2 21 (55.26%) Microsoft
3 20 (52.63%) SCCM
4 19 (50.00%) ITIL
5 17 (44.74%) Microsoft Office
6 14 (36.84%) Active Directory
6 14 (36.84%) Finance
7 12 (31.58%) Release Management
7 12 (31.58%) Security Cleared
8 11 (28.95%) Application Packaging
9 10 (26.32%) PRINCE2
9 10 (26.32%) Oracle
9 10 (26.32%) Windows Vista
10 9 (23.68%) Oracle EBS R12
10 9 (23.68%) DV Cleared
10 9 (23.68%) Windows 7
10 9 (23.68%) MSI
10 9 (23.68%) Oracle EBS
11 8 (21.05%) Oracle Reports
11 8 (21.05%) User Acceptance Testing
12 7 (18.42%) Analytical Skills
12 7 (18.42%) Microsoft Excel
12 7 (18.42%) ISEB
13 6 (15.79%) Microsoft PowerPoint
13 6 (15.79%) Change Management
13 6 (15.79%) SC Cleared
14 5 (13.16%) Agile Software Development
14 5 (13.16%) Software Deployment
14 5 (13.16%) Windows 8
14 5 (13.16%) Service 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 3 (7.89%) IBM Notes
2 2 (5.26%) CMS
2 2 (5.26%) MS Exchange
3 1 (2.63%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 1 (2.63%) Apache
3 1 (2.63%) phpBB
3 1 (2.63%) SAS
3 1 (2.63%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.63%) Skype for Business
3 1 (2.63%) WordPress
Applications
1 17 (44.74%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (18.42%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (15.79%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (10.53%) MS Visio
5 1 (2.63%) Photoshop
5 1 (2.63%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 9 (23.68%) Oracle EBS
1 9 (23.68%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (5.26%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (2.63%) Adobe Campaign
3 1 (2.63%) FastStats
3 1 (2.63%) FastStats PeopleStage
3 1 (2.63%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.26%) IaaS
1 2 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (5.26%) PaaS
2 1 (2.63%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.63%) Amazon ELB
2 1 (2.63%) Amazon S3
2 1 (2.63%) Amazon SQS
2 1 (2.63%) GitHub
2 1 (2.63%) Google Drive
2 1 (2.63%) Silverpop
2 1 (2.63%) Slack
2 1 (2.63%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 4 (10.53%) DNS
2 3 (7.89%) 3G
2 3 (7.89%) DHCP
2 3 (7.89%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (5.26%) LAN
3 2 (5.26%) VoIP
3 2 (5.26%) WAN
4 1 (2.63%) Internet
4 1 (2.63%) IP Telephony
4 1 (2.63%) Network Security
4 1 (2.63%) NFC
4 1 (2.63%) PBX
4 1 (2.63%) Remote Desktop
4 1 (2.63%) SMPP
4 1 (2.63%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (21.05%) Oracle Reports
2 3 (7.89%) SQL Server
3 2 (5.26%) MySQL
4 1 (2.63%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 9 (23.68%) MSI
2 2 (5.26%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (2.63%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.63%) JIRA
3 1 (2.63%) MSBuild
3 1 (2.63%) MSTest
3 1 (2.63%) NUnit
3 1 (2.63%) Subversion
3 1 (2.63%) TeamCity
3 1 (2.63%) Vagrant
3 1 (2.63%) Visual Studio
3 1 (2.63%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 14 (36.84%) Finance
2 3 (7.89%) Banking
3 2 (5.26%) Marketing
4 1 (2.63%) Advertising
4 1 (2.63%) Games
4 1 (2.63%) Military
4 1 (2.63%) Retail
4 1 (2.63%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (28.95%) Analyst
2 9 (23.68%) Test Manager
3 7 (18.42%) Service Analyst
3 7 (18.42%) Service Desk Analyst
4 6 (15.79%) Desktop Support
5 4 (10.53%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
5 4 (10.53%) E-Business Manager
5 4 (10.53%) UAT Manager
5 4 (10.53%) UAT Test Manager
6 3 (7.89%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
6 3 (7.89%) 2nd Line Support
6 3 (7.89%) Business Analyst
6 3 (7.89%) Developer
6 3 (7.89%) IT Analyst
6 3 (7.89%) IT Support
7 2 (5.26%) Active Directory Analyst
7 2 (5.26%) Active Directory Support
7 2 (5.26%) ITIL Service Analyst
7 2 (5.26%) ITIL Service Desk Analyst
8 1 (2.63%) Exchange Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.89%) HTML
2 2 (5.26%) CSS
3 1 (2.63%) .NET
3 1 (2.63%) .NET Framework
3 1 (2.63%) Ajax
3 1 (2.63%) Apache Tika
3 1 (2.63%) ASP.NET
3 1 (2.63%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (2.63%) LAMP
3 1 (2.63%) LINQ
3 1 (2.63%) Smarty
3 1 (2.63%) SOAP
3 1 (2.63%) WCF
3 1 (2.63%) Web Services
3 1 (2.63%) WPF
3 1 (2.63%) XML
3 1 (2.63%) XSLT
3 1 (2.63%) Zend Framework
Miscellaneous
1 7 (18.42%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (7.89%) Blackberry
2 3 (7.89%) Fat Client
2 3 (7.89%) Thin Client
3 2 (5.26%) Management Information System
3 2 (5.26%) Smartphone
4 1 (2.63%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.63%) Social Media
4 1 (2.63%) Streaming Media
4 1 (2.63%) User Experience
4 1 (2.63%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 24 (63.16%) Windows
2 10 (26.32%) Windows Vista
3 9 (23.68%) Windows 7
4 5 (13.16%) Windows 8
5 4 (10.53%) Windows Server
6 3 (7.89%) Windows 10
6 3 (7.89%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (7.89%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (5.26%) Apple iOS
7 2 (5.26%) Linux
7 2 (5.26%) Mac OS
8 1 (2.63%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (50.00%) ITIL
2 12 (31.58%) Release Management
3 11 (28.95%) Application Packaging
4 10 (26.32%) PRINCE2
5 8 (21.05%) User Acceptance Testing
6 6 (15.79%) Change Management
7 5 (13.16%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (13.16%) Service Management
7 5 (13.16%) Software Deployment
8 4 (10.53%) Project Management
9 3 (7.89%) CRM
9 3 (7.89%) Incident Management
9 3 (7.89%) Infrastructure Management
9 3 (7.89%) Migration
9 3 (7.89%) Problem Management
9 3 (7.89%) Software Delivery
10 2 (5.26%) Cybersecurity
10 2 (5.26%) Digital Marketing
10 2 (5.26%) Kalman Filter
10 2 (5.26%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (10.53%) PowerShell
1 4 (10.53%) SQL
2 2 (5.26%) JavaScript
2 2 (5.26%) VB
3 1 (2.63%) Bash Shell
3 1 (2.63%) C#
3 1 (2.63%) PHP
3 1 (2.63%) Python
3 1 (2.63%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 12 (31.58%) Security Cleared
2 9 (23.68%) DV Cleared
3 7 (18.42%) ISEB
4 6 (15.79%) SC Cleared
5 3 (7.89%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (5.26%) Degree
6 2 (5.26%) MCITP
7 1 (2.63%) A+ Certification
7 1 (2.63%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (2.63%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (2.63%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (2.63%) MCSE
7 1 (2.63%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.26%) PMO
1 2 (5.26%) SLA
2 1 (2.63%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (2.63%) ISO 8583
2 1 (2.63%) QA
System Software
1 14 (36.84%) Active Directory
2 4 (10.53%) Microsoft App-V
2 4 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (7.89%) XenApp
4 1 (2.63%) Docker
4 1 (2.63%) Shibboleth
4 1 (2.63%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 20 (52.63%) SCCM
2 2 (5.26%) WSUS
3 1 (2.63%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (2.63%) Piwik
3 1 (2.63%) Puppet
Vendors
1 21 (55.26%) Microsoft
2 10 (26.32%) Oracle
3 4 (10.53%) VMware
4 3 (7.89%) AppSense
4 3 (7.89%) Citrix
4 3 (7.89%) Lotus
4 3 (7.89%) ThinPrint
5 2 (5.26%) Apple
5 2 (5.26%) ServiceNow
6 1 (2.63%) Adobe
6 1 (2.63%) Altiris
6 1 (2.63%) Avaya
6 1 (2.63%) BT
6 1 (2.63%) IBM
6 1 (2.63%) Polycom
6 1 (2.63%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
6 1 (2.63%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (2.63%) Siemens
6 1 (2.63%) Wyse
6 1 (2.63%) Zend
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