Period
to 18 October 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 18 October 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
18 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 691 765 805
Rank change year-on-year +74 +40 -91
Contract jobs citing Systems Management Server (SMS) 170 122 87
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.17% 0.11% 0.077%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.54% 1.03% 0.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 116 74 33
UK median daily rate £350 £275 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +27.27% -19.12% +10.57%
10th Percentile £178 £192 £108
90th Percentile £550 £412 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £273 £325
% change year-on-year +21.10% -16.15% +1.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 19 17
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £28.75 £19.03
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -39.13% +51.08% -5.13%
10th Percentile £10.01 £16.30 £11.00
90th Percentile £28.14 £41.20 £21.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.60 £28.75 £19.03
% change year-on-year -42.28% +51.08% +8.74%

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 11040 11800 9585
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 11.11% 11.08% 8.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 7366 7525 5860
UK median daily rate £475 £430 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.47% +7.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £263 £262 £225
90th Percentile £613 £588 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £395 £375
% change year-on-year +5.06% +5.33% +8.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 268 272 339
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £22.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.22% +12.50% -
10th Percentile £10.75 £13.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.50 £43.25 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.41 £25.00 £20.19
% change year-on-year -34.38% +23.85% +0.93%

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 18 October 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 18 October 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 18 October 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 +89 155 £333 +38.54% 12
UK excluding London +29 111 £330 +21.10% 11
London +48 58 £353 -19.57% 4
North of England +58 42 £300 +30.43% 5
Midlands - 21 £340 - 1
South East +8 18 £334 -5.25% 2
North East +38 17 £290 +24.73% 3
North West +38 13 £300 +150.00% 1
Yorkshire - 12 £431 - 1
West Midlands - 11 £363 -
Scotland +15 10 £500 +78.57% 3
South West +13 10 £462 +100.87%
East Midlands - 10 £306 - 1
East of England -13 6 £205 -
Wales +1 4 £324 -23.76%

For the 6 months to 18 October 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).

1 113 (66.47%) Microsoft
2 76 (44.71%) Windows
3 62 (36.47%) Active Directory
4 55 (32.35%) Microsoft Office
5 39 (22.94%) Finance
6 37 (21.76%) Agile Software Development
7 34 (20.00%) SCCM
8 33 (19.41%) SQL
9 32 (18.82%) ITIL
10 30 (17.65%) Project Management
11 27 (15.88%) Microsoft Excel
11 27 (15.88%) VMware
12 26 (15.29%) Citrix
12 26 (15.29%) Windows 7
13 25 (14.71%) Windows Server 2008
13 25 (14.71%) MS Visio
14 24 (14.12%) Analytical Skills
15 23 (13.53%) Windows Server
15 23 (13.53%) MS Exchange
15 23 (13.53%) Windows Server 2012
16 20 (11.76%) Security Cleared
16 20 (11.76%) VMware Infrastructure
16 20 (11.76%) Internet
17 19 (11.18%) SharePoint
17 19 (11.18%) HP
17 19 (11.18%) Microsoft PowerPoint
18 18 (10.59%) Hyper-V
18 18 (10.59%) Microsoft Project
19 17 (10.00%) DNS
19 17 (10.00%) Stakeholder 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 23 (13.53%) MS Exchange
2 19 (11.18%) SharePoint
3 12 (7.06%) Exchange Server 2010
3 12 (7.06%) Skype for Business
4 11 (6.47%) IIS
5 5 (2.94%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 4 (2.35%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (1.76%) Confluence
8 2 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (1.18%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.59%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.59%) CMS
9 1 (0.59%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.59%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.59%) NServiceBus
9 1 (0.59%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.59%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.59%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 55 (32.35%) Microsoft Office
2 27 (15.88%) Microsoft Excel
3 25 (14.71%) MS Visio
4 19 (11.18%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 18 (10.59%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (1.18%) Acrobat
6 2 (1.18%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.59%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.59%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 8 (4.71%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.76%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (1.18%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.59%) iTrent
4 1 (0.59%) SAP S/4HANA
4 1 (0.59%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 13 (7.65%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (6.47%) Office 365
3 4 (2.35%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (1.76%) GitHub
5 2 (1.18%) Google Drive
6 1 (0.59%) IaaS
6 1 (0.59%) PaaS
6 1 (0.59%) Slack
6 1 (0.59%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 20 (11.76%) Internet
2 17 (10.00%) DNS
3 14 (8.24%) Firewall
4 12 (7.06%) DHCP
5 6 (3.53%) VoIP
6 5 (2.94%) Intranet
6 5 (2.94%) SAN
7 4 (2.35%) VPN
7 4 (2.35%) Wi-Fi
8 3 (1.76%) 3G
8 3 (1.76%) LAN
8 3 (1.76%) NAS
8 3 (1.76%) PBX
8 3 (1.76%) WAN
9 2 (1.18%) Remote Desktop
9 2 (1.18%) VLAN
9 2 (1.18%) WebEx
10 1 (0.59%) Diameter Protocol
10 1 (0.59%) Value-Added Service
10 1 (0.59%) VoWiFi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (9.41%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.94%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (2.35%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (2.35%) Maltego
3 4 (2.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (2.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (1.76%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 3 (1.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (1.18%) Amazon RDS
5 2 (1.18%) Crystal Reports
5 2 (1.18%) MS Access
5 2 (1.18%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.59%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.59%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.59%) Power BI
6 1 (0.59%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.59%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.59%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.59%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 6 (3.53%) JIRA
2 5 (2.94%) Visual Studio
3 3 (1.76%) Cucumber
3 3 (1.76%) JMeter
3 3 (1.76%) LoadRunner
3 3 (1.76%) Maven
4 2 (1.18%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (1.18%) Visual Studio Team System
5 1 (0.59%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.59%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.59%) Subversion
5 1 (0.59%) TeamCity
General
1 39 (22.94%) Finance
2 17 (10.00%) Banking
3 10 (5.88%) Publishing
4 5 (2.94%) Retail
5 4 (2.35%) Front Office
5 4 (2.35%) Marketing
6 3 (1.76%) Advertising
7 2 (1.18%) Corporate Banking
7 2 (1.18%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.59%) Billing
8 1 (0.59%) French Language
8 1 (0.59%) Games
8 1 (0.59%) General Ledger
8 1 (0.59%) Law
8 1 (0.59%) Legal
8 1 (0.59%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.59%) Military
8 1 (0.59%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.59%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 45 (26.47%) Analyst
2 19 (11.18%) Desktop Support
3 14 (8.24%) Service Analyst
4 13 (7.65%) IT Analyst
4 13 (7.65%) IT Support
4 13 (7.65%) Support Analyst
5 12 (7.06%) Business Analyst
5 12 (7.06%) Service Desk Analyst
6 10 (5.88%) Developer
6 10 (5.88%) Project Manager
7 9 (5.29%) IT Support Analyst
8 8 (4.71%) 3rd Line Support
9 7 (4.12%) 2nd Line Support
9 7 (4.12%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 7 (4.12%) Desktop Engineer
9 7 (4.12%) Support Engineer
10 6 (3.53%) Architect
10 6 (3.53%) IT Security Specialist
10 6 (3.53%) Security Specialist
11 5 (2.94%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (8.82%) HTML
2 11 (6.47%) .NET
3 4 (2.35%) Web Services
3 4 (2.35%) XML
4 3 (1.76%) .NET Framework
4 3 (1.76%) ASP.NET
4 3 (1.76%) CSS
4 3 (1.76%) CSS3
4 3 (1.76%) Gherkin
4 3 (1.76%) HTML5
4 3 (1.76%) RESTful
5 2 (1.18%) AngularJS
5 2 (1.18%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (1.18%) jQuery
5 2 (1.18%) Regular Expression
5 2 (1.18%) REST
5 2 (1.18%) SOAP
5 2 (1.18%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 1 (0.59%) Ajax
6 1 (0.59%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 24 (14.12%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (7.65%) Management Information System
3 9 (5.29%) Blackberry
4 7 (4.12%) Computer Science
5 6 (3.53%) Data Centre
6 4 (2.35%) Fat Client
6 4 (2.35%) NHS
6 4 (2.35%) Online Banking
6 4 (2.35%) PDA
6 4 (2.35%) Thin Client
7 3 (1.76%) Data Protection Act
7 3 (1.76%) Smartphone
7 3 (1.76%) Social Media
8 2 (1.18%) Client/Server
8 2 (1.18%) iPad
8 2 (1.18%) Mobile App
8 2 (1.18%) PMI
8 2 (1.18%) User Experience
9 1 (0.59%) Handset
9 1 (0.59%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 76 (44.71%) Windows
2 26 (15.29%) Windows 7
3 25 (14.71%) Windows Server 2008
4 23 (13.53%) Windows Server
4 23 (13.53%) Windows Server 2012
5 12 (7.06%) Linux
6 10 (5.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 9 (5.29%) Windows 10
7 9 (5.29%) Windows 8
7 9 (5.29%) Windows Server 2003
7 9 (5.29%) Windows XP
8 7 (4.12%) Android
9 6 (3.53%) Apple iOS
10 5 (2.94%) Mac OS
10 5 (2.94%) Windows Vista
11 4 (2.35%) Kali Linux
12 3 (1.76%) Unix
13 2 (1.18%) Windows 2000
13 2 (1.18%) Windows Phone
14 1 (0.59%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (21.76%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (18.82%) ITIL
3 30 (17.65%) Project Management
4 17 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 13 (7.65%) BCP
5 13 (7.65%) Service Management
6 12 (7.06%) CRM
6 12 (7.06%) PRINCE2
6 12 (7.06%) Software Delivery
6 12 (7.06%) Web Development
7 11 (6.47%) Incident Management
8 10 (5.88%) Data Loss Prevention
8 10 (5.88%) Migration
8 10 (5.88%) Security Operations
8 10 (5.88%) Task Automation
9 9 (5.29%) Business Continuity
9 9 (5.29%) Business Continuity Planning
9 9 (5.29%) Information Security
10 8 (4.71%) Scrum
11 7 (4.12%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 33 (19.41%) SQL
2 16 (9.41%) JavaScript
3 15 (8.82%) PowerShell
4 10 (5.88%) Perl
4 10 (5.88%) Python
5 9 (5.29%) C#
6 4 (2.35%) Java
7 2 (1.18%) T-SQL
7 2 (1.18%) VBA
8 1 (0.59%) C
8 1 (0.59%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.59%) VB
8 1 (0.59%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 20 (11.76%) Security Cleared
2 16 (9.41%) SC Cleared
3 15 (8.82%) Degree
3 15 (8.82%) Microsoft Certification
4 9 (5.29%) BPSS Clearance
5 6 (3.53%) Computer Science Degree
6 5 (2.94%) MCP
7 4 (2.35%) CEH
7 4 (2.35%) CISM
7 4 (2.35%) CISSP
7 4 (2.35%) ITIL Certification
7 4 (2.35%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 4 (2.35%) MCITP
7 4 (2.35%) MCTS
8 3 (1.76%) A+ Certification
8 3 (1.76%) DV Cleared
9 2 (1.18%) CTC Cleared
9 2 (1.18%) Network+ Certification
9 2 (1.18%) PMI Certification
9 2 (1.18%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (7.06%) SLA
2 8 (4.71%) Disclosure Scotland
3 7 (4.12%) PMO
4 3 (1.76%) QA
5 2 (1.18%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.59%) HL7
6 1 (0.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 62 (36.47%) Active Directory
2 20 (11.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (10.59%) Hyper-V
4 12 (7.06%) XenApp
5 10 (5.88%) Microsoft App-V
6 8 (4.71%) XenDesktop
6 8 (4.71%) XenServer
7 4 (2.35%) Virtual Desktop
7 4 (2.35%) VMware Workstation
8 3 (1.76%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.59%) Docker
9 1 (0.59%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.59%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 34 (20.00%) SCCM
2 10 (5.88%) IBM BigFix
3 4 (2.35%) Business Desktop Deployment
3 4 (2.35%) DameWare
4 2 (1.18%) AirWatch
4 2 (1.18%) Microsoft Clustering
4 2 (1.18%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.59%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.59%) Cisco Prime
5 1 (0.59%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (0.59%) Rancher
5 1 (0.59%) SCOM
5 1 (0.59%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (0.59%) WSUS
Vendors
1 113 (66.47%) Microsoft
2 27 (15.88%) VMware
3 26 (15.29%) Citrix
4 19 (11.18%) HP
5 14 (8.24%) Oracle
6 11 (6.47%) AppSense
7 10 (5.88%) Dell
7 10 (5.88%) IBM
7 10 (5.88%) Symantec
8 5 (2.94%) Tableau
9 4 (2.35%) Apple
9 4 (2.35%) Bloomberg
9 4 (2.35%) Cisco
9 4 (2.35%) FactSet
10 3 (1.76%) Adobe
10 3 (1.76%) Sophos
10 3 (1.76%) ThinPrint
11 2 (1.18%) Altiris
11 2 (1.18%) Bomgar
11 2 (1.18%) Google