The first table below looks at the demand for SMS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SMS over the 3 months to 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Berkshire region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Short Message Service (SMS)
Rank 110 107 121
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +14
Contract jobs citing SMS 14 15 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.56% 0.63% 0.48%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.19% 2.33% 1.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 9 4
Average daily rate
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- £370 £188
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +97.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £400 £325
% change year-on-year
-25.00% +23.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £182.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £22.50 £24.75
% change year-on-year
- -9.09%
Communications & Networking Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
640 644 988
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 25.43% 26.83% 31.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 217 217 206
Average daily rate £350 £325 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +12.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £159 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £460 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £322 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.81% -0.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 24 32
Average hourly rate £17.50 £24.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.57% -18.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £14.00 £14.12
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.75 £37.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-20.00% -
SMS
South East

SMS
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SMS across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

SMS Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

SMS
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SMS across the Berkshire region.

SMS Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

SMS
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SMS across the Berkshire region.

SMS Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

SMS
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SMS within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 1 August 2014. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bracknell +6 9 - - 2
Reading -3 2 - -
Slough - 1 - -
SMS
South East

SMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing SMS also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SMS.

1 16 (53.33%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 16 (53.33%) Security Cleared
2 15 (50.00%) Software Deployment
2 15 (50.00%) HP
3 14 (46.67%) McAfee
4 13 (43.33%) Software Distribution
5 10 (33.33%) SC Cleared
5 10 (33.33%) Telecoms
6 8 (26.67%) Release Management
7 6 (20.00%) DV Cleared
8 5 (16.67%) Marketing
8 5 (16.67%) Windows
9 4 (13.33%) CRM
9 4 (13.33%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (13.33%) Project Management
9 4 (13.33%) Billing
9 4 (13.33%) LTE
10 3 (10.00%) 4G
10 3 (10.00%) MVNO
10 3 (10.00%) Legal
10 3 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
10 3 (10.00%) 3G
10 3 (10.00%) SLA
10 3 (10.00%) FTP
10 3 (10.00%) Windows 2000
11 2 (6.67%) HTTP
11 2 (6.67%) UNIX
11 2 (6.67%) SS7
11 2 (6.67%) ISUP
11 2 (6.67%) INAP

SMS
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing SMS also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SMS. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 4 (13.33%) LTE
2 3 (10.00%) 4G
2 3 (10.00%) MVNO
2 3 (10.00%) 3G
2 3 (10.00%) FTP
3 2 (6.67%) HTTP
3 2 (6.67%) SS7
3 2 (6.67%) ISUP
3 2 (6.67%) INAP
3 2 (6.67%) Wireshark
4 1 (3.33%) VoLTE
4 1 (3.33%) Cisco PIX
4 1 (3.33%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (3.33%) MGW
4 1 (3.33%) tcpdump
4 1 (3.33%) SIGTRAN
4 1 (3.33%) BIG-IP
4 1 (3.33%) Nortel Alteon
4 1 (3.33%) Firewall
4 1 (3.33%) SCCP
General
1 10 (33.33%) Telecoms
2 5 (16.67%) Marketing
3 4 (13.33%) Billing
4 3 (10.00%) Legal
5 1 (3.33%) Retail
5 1 (3.33%) Multimedia
5 1 (3.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (16.67%) 2nd Line Support
2 4 (13.33%) Support Engineer
3 3 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 3 (10.00%) Telecoms Project Manager
3 3 (10.00%) Project Manager
4 2 (6.67%) Software Engineer
4 2 (6.67%) Product Manager
4 2 (6.67%) Analyst
5 1 (3.33%) 2nd Line Support Technician
5 1 (3.33%) Data Network Engineer
5 1 (3.33%) Windows Support Engineer
5 1 (3.33%) Test Analyst
5 1 (3.33%) Systems Analyst
5 1 (3.33%) Network Engineer
5 1 (3.33%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (3.33%) Support Technician
5 1 (3.33%) Network Security Engineer
5 1 (3.33%) Process Analyst
5 1 (3.33%) Architect
5 1 (3.33%) Senior Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.33%) Rendezvous
1 1 (3.33%) WAP
1 1 (3.33%) SOAP
1 1 (3.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.67%) Mobile App
2 1 (3.33%) Reference Data
2 1 (3.33%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.33%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 5 (16.67%) Windows
2 4 (13.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (10.00%) Windows 2000
4 2 (6.67%) UNIX
5 1 (3.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (3.33%) Solaris
5 1 (3.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (50.00%) Software Deployment
2 13 (43.33%) Software Distribution
3 8 (26.67%) Release Management
4 4 (13.33%) CRM
4 4 (13.33%) Project Management
5 3 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (6.67%) Validation
7 1 (3.33%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (3.33%) Capacity Management
7 1 (3.33%) Performance Tuning
7 1 (3.33%) Network Monitoring
7 1 (3.33%) Digital Marketing
7 1 (3.33%) Fault Management
7 1 (3.33%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (3.33%) Network Architecture
7 1 (3.33%) Network Management
7 1 (3.33%) Problem Management
7 1 (3.33%) Network Design
7 1 (3.33%) Network Planning
7 1 (3.33%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.33%) Java
1 1 (3.33%) Perl
1 1 (3.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (53.33%) Security Cleared
2 10 (33.33%) SC Cleared
3 6 (20.00%) DV Cleared
4 2 (6.67%) Degree
5 1 (3.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (3.33%) CCSE
5 1 (3.33%) CCSA
5 1 (3.33%) CCSP
5 1 (3.33%) CCNP
5 1 (3.33%) CCNA
5 1 (3.33%) ISEB
5 1 (3.33%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.00%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (3.33%) NFS
Systems Management
1 16 (53.33%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 1 (3.33%) Netcool
2 1 (3.33%) OpenView
Vendors
1 15 (50.00%) HP
2 14 (46.67%) McAfee
3 2 (6.67%) Facebook
4 1 (3.33%) F5
4 1 (3.33%) Unica
4 1 (3.33%) Crossbeam
4 1 (3.33%) Redknee
4 1 (3.33%) Radware
4 1 (3.33%) TIBCO
4 1 (3.33%) Cisco
4 1 (3.33%) Nortel
4 1 (3.33%) Citrix
4 1 (3.33%) Red Hat
4 1 (3.33%) CheckPoint
4 1 (3.33%) Progress
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