Period
to 21 August 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 21 August 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
21 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 721 753 802
Rank change year-on-year +32 +49 -92
Contract jobs citing Systems Management Server (SMS) 120 149 87
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.13% 0.14% 0.077%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.13% 1.26% 0.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 89 31
UK median daily rate £350 £280 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -20.00% +25.00%
10th Percentile £187 £205 £150
90th Percentile £550 £402 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £276 £288
% change year-on-year +17.97% -4.17% -4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 22 18
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £28.88 £19.03
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -39.39% +51.73% -5.13%
10th Percentile £10.87 £17.16 £11.95
90th Percentile £35.65 £41.00 £21.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £28.88 £19.03
% change year-on-year -39.39% +51.73% +8.74%

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 10581 11842 9735
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 11.04% 10.92% 8.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 7015 7634 5988
UK median daily rate £463 £425 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.82% +6.92% +6.00%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £220
90th Percentile £613 £588 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £390 £363
% change year-on-year +6.41% +7.59% +8.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 239 250 353
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £22.13 £20.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.90% +9.61% +0.93%
10th Percentile £10.75 £13.00 £12.00
90th Percentile £47.00 £43.00 £40.15
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.38 £23.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year -26.03% +14.63% +2.19%

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 21 August 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 21 August 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 21 August 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 +30 110 £325 +16.07% 11
UK excluding London +9 84 £325 +17.97% 8
London +46 35 £431 +11.08% 4
North of England +23 28 £288 +19.79% 5
South East +17 21 £337 -6.07% 1
Midlands - 16 £350 -
North East -2 11 £288 +19.79% 3
Yorkshire +44 9 £331 +207.91% 2
North West +33 8 £300 +27.66%
East Midlands - 8 £313 -
West Midlands - 8 £363 -
Scotland +16 6 £500 +75.44% 1
South West +8 5 £462 +46.67% 1
East of England -15 5 £200 -
Wales - 3 £232 -

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 70 (58.33%) Microsoft
2 65 (54.17%) Windows
3 46 (38.33%) Active Directory
4 40 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
5 36 (30.00%) Finance
6 35 (29.17%) SCCM
7 32 (26.67%) ITIL
8 25 (20.83%) Agile Software Development
9 24 (20.00%) Project Management
9 24 (20.00%) Security Cleared
9 24 (20.00%) Windows 7
10 23 (19.17%) VMware
11 20 (16.67%) PRINCE2
11 20 (16.67%) SQL
12 19 (15.83%) Citrix
13 18 (15.00%) Microsoft Excel
13 18 (15.00%) VMware Infrastructure
13 18 (15.00%) Windows Server 2008
14 17 (14.17%) SC Cleared
14 17 (14.17%) Analytical Skills
14 17 (14.17%) MS Visio
14 17 (14.17%) Oracle
15 16 (13.33%) Windows Server
16 15 (12.50%) Microsoft Project
16 15 (12.50%) MS Exchange
17 14 (11.67%) DNS
17 14 (11.67%) Windows Vista
18 13 (10.83%) Internet
18 13 (10.83%) Microsoft PowerPoint
19 12 (10.00%) Degree

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 15 (12.50%) MS Exchange
2 11 (9.17%) SharePoint
3 9 (7.50%) Exchange Server 2010
4 8 (6.67%) Skype for Business
5 7 (5.83%) IIS
6 5 (4.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 4 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (1.67%) Confluence
8 2 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.83%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 1 (0.83%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.83%) CMS
9 1 (0.83%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.83%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.83%) NServiceBus
9 1 (0.83%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.83%) SAS
9 1 (0.83%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 40 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
2 18 (15.00%) Microsoft Excel
3 17 (14.17%) MS Visio
4 15 (12.50%) Microsoft Project
5 13 (10.83%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 2 (1.67%) Acrobat
6 2 (1.67%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.83%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.83%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.83%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 9 (7.50%) Oracle EBS
1 9 (7.50%) Oracle EBS R12
2 3 (2.50%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (1.67%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.83%) Adobe Campaign
4 1 (0.83%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.83%) FastStats
4 1 (0.83%) FastStats PeopleStage
4 1 (0.83%) SAP S/4HANA
4 1 (0.83%) Unica
4 1 (0.83%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 7 (5.83%) Microsoft Azure
1 7 (5.83%) Office 365
2 3 (2.50%) GitHub
3 2 (1.67%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.83%) Google Drive
4 1 (0.83%) IaaS
4 1 (0.83%) PaaS
4 1 (0.83%) Silverpop
4 1 (0.83%) Slack
4 1 (0.83%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 14 (11.67%) DNS
2 13 (10.83%) Internet
3 10 (8.33%) DHCP
4 9 (7.50%) Firewall
5 4 (3.33%) 3G
5 4 (3.33%) Wi-Fi
6 3 (2.50%) Intranet
6 3 (2.50%) VPN
7 2 (1.67%) Remote Desktop
7 2 (1.67%) VoIP
7 2 (1.67%) WebEx
8 1 (0.83%) Diameter Protocol
8 1 (0.83%) MVNO
8 1 (0.83%) NFC
8 1 (0.83%) SIGTRAN
8 1 (0.83%) Skype
8 1 (0.83%) Value-Added Service
8 1 (0.83%) VoLTE
8 1 (0.83%) VoWiFi
8 1 (0.83%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (8.33%) SQL Server
2 8 (6.67%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (1.67%) Crystal Reports
3 2 (1.67%) Maltego
3 2 (1.67%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 2 (1.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (1.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (1.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (1.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.83%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.83%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.83%) MS Access
4 1 (0.83%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.83%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 9 (7.50%) MSI
2 4 (3.33%) Visual Studio
3 3 (2.50%) JIRA
4 2 (1.67%) Cucumber
4 2 (1.67%) JMeter
4 2 (1.67%) LoadRunner
4 2 (1.67%) Maven
5 1 (0.83%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.83%) MSBuild
5 1 (0.83%) MSTest
5 1 (0.83%) NUnit
5 1 (0.83%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.83%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.83%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 36 (30.00%) Finance
2 11 (9.17%) Banking
3 6 (5.00%) Publishing
4 4 (3.33%) Front Office
5 2 (1.67%) Marketing
5 2 (1.67%) Retail
5 2 (1.67%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.83%) Advertising
6 1 (0.83%) Billing
6 1 (0.83%) Corporate Banking
6 1 (0.83%) Games
6 1 (0.83%) General Ledger
6 1 (0.83%) Military
6 1 (0.83%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 23 (19.17%) Analyst
2 20 (16.67%) Desktop Support
3 9 (7.50%) Developer
3 9 (7.50%) IT Support
3 9 (7.50%) Test Manager
4 8 (6.67%) Project Manager
4 8 (6.67%) Service Analyst
4 8 (6.67%) Support Analyst
5 7 (5.83%) Desktop Engineer
5 7 (5.83%) Service Desk Analyst
5 7 (5.83%) Support Engineer
6 6 (5.00%) 2nd Line Support
6 6 (5.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 6 (5.00%) 3rd Line Support
6 6 (5.00%) Business Analyst
6 6 (5.00%) IT Analyst
7 5 (4.17%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
7 5 (4.17%) Architect
7 5 (4.17%) IT Support Analyst
8 4 (3.33%) Service Desk Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (9.17%) HTML
2 9 (7.50%) .NET
3 3 (2.50%) .NET Framework
3 3 (2.50%) ASP.NET
3 3 (2.50%) ASP.NET MVC
3 3 (2.50%) CSS
3 3 (2.50%) XML
4 2 (1.67%) CSS3
4 2 (1.67%) Gherkin
4 2 (1.67%) HTML5
4 2 (1.67%) LINQ
4 2 (1.67%) Regular Expression
4 2 (1.67%) RESTful
4 2 (1.67%) Web Services
4 2 (1.67%) XSLT
5 1 (0.83%) Ajax
5 1 (0.83%) AngularJS
5 1 (0.83%) Kendo UI
5 1 (0.83%) SOAP
5 1 (0.83%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 17 (14.17%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (7.50%) Blackberry
2 9 (7.50%) Management Information System
3 6 (5.00%) Computer Science
4 4 (3.33%) Fat Client
4 4 (3.33%) PDA
4 4 (3.33%) Thin Client
5 3 (2.50%) Data Centre
5 3 (2.50%) NHS
6 2 (1.67%) iPad
6 2 (1.67%) Online Banking
6 2 (1.67%) PMI
6 2 (1.67%) Smartphone
6 2 (1.67%) User Experience
7 1 (0.83%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.83%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.83%) e-Learning
7 1 (0.83%) Handset
7 1 (0.83%) iPhone
7 1 (0.83%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 65 (54.17%) Windows
2 24 (20.00%) Windows 7
3 18 (15.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 16 (13.33%) Windows Server
5 14 (11.67%) Windows Vista
6 12 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 10 (8.33%) Windows 8
8 9 (7.50%) Windows 10
8 9 (7.50%) Windows Server 2003
9 8 (6.67%) Windows XP
10 7 (5.83%) Linux
11 6 (5.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 4 (3.33%) Android
12 4 (3.33%) Apple iOS
12 4 (3.33%) Mac OS
13 3 (2.50%) Unix
14 2 (1.67%) Kali Linux
14 2 (1.67%) Windows 2000
15 1 (0.83%) Windows Mobile
15 1 (0.83%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (26.67%) ITIL
2 25 (20.83%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (20.00%) Project Management
4 20 (16.67%) PRINCE2
5 11 (9.17%) Release Management
6 10 (8.33%) Application Packaging
6 10 (8.33%) BCP
7 9 (7.50%) Service Management
7 9 (7.50%) Software Delivery
8 8 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
8 8 (6.67%) User Acceptance Testing
9 7 (5.83%) Scrum
9 7 (5.83%) Web Development
10 6 (5.00%) Break/Fix
10 6 (5.00%) Business Continuity
10 6 (5.00%) Business Continuity Planning
10 6 (5.00%) Incident Management
10 6 (5.00%) Information Security
10 6 (5.00%) Security Operations
10 6 (5.00%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 20 (16.67%) SQL
2 11 (9.17%) JavaScript
3 10 (8.33%) PowerShell
4 6 (5.00%) C#
4 6 (5.00%) Perl
4 6 (5.00%) Python
5 3 (2.50%) Java
6 1 (0.83%) VBA
Qualifications
1 24 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 17 (14.17%) SC Cleared
3 12 (10.00%) Degree
4 10 (8.33%) DV Cleared
5 8 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
6 7 (5.83%) ISEB
7 6 (5.00%) BPSS Clearance
7 6 (5.00%) Computer Science Degree
8 3 (2.50%) A+ Certification
8 3 (2.50%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 3 (2.50%) MCP
8 3 (2.50%) MCTS
8 3 (2.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 2 (1.67%) CEH
9 2 (1.67%) CISM
9 2 (1.67%) CISSP
9 2 (1.67%) MCITP
9 2 (1.67%) Network+ Certification
9 2 (1.67%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.83%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (8.33%) SLA
2 6 (5.00%) Disclosure Scotland
2 6 (5.00%) PMO
3 2 (1.67%) QA
4 1 (0.83%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.83%) ISO 8583
4 1 (0.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 46 (38.33%) Active Directory
2 18 (15.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (10.00%) Hyper-V
4 11 (9.17%) XenApp
5 10 (8.33%) Microsoft App-V
6 6 (5.00%) XenDesktop
6 6 (5.00%) XenServer
7 4 (3.33%) Virtual Desktop
7 4 (3.33%) VMware Workstation
8 3 (2.50%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.83%) Docker
9 1 (0.83%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.83%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 35 (29.17%) SCCM
2 6 (5.00%) IBM BigFix
3 4 (3.33%) DameWare
4 3 (2.50%) Business Desktop Deployment
5 1 (0.83%) AirWatch
5 1 (0.83%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.83%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (0.83%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (0.83%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.83%) Rancher
Vendors
1 70 (58.33%) Microsoft
2 23 (19.17%) VMware
3 19 (15.83%) Citrix
4 17 (14.17%) Oracle
5 11 (9.17%) HP
6 10 (8.33%) AppSense
7 7 (5.83%) IBM
8 6 (5.00%) Dell
8 6 (5.00%) Symantec
9 4 (3.33%) Apple
9 4 (3.33%) Bloomberg
9 4 (3.33%) FactSet
9 4 (3.33%) ThinPrint
10 3 (2.50%) Adobe
10 3 (2.50%) Altiris
10 3 (2.50%) Cisco
11 2 (1.67%) Bomgar
11 2 (1.67%) Remedy
11 2 (1.67%) Sophos
11 2 (1.67%) Wyse