The table below looks at the statistics for SMS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SMS over the 3 months to 23 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

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.

3 months to
23 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Short Message Service (SMS)
South East / Berkshire
Rank 85 119 113
Rank change year-on-year
+34 -6
Contract jobs citing SMS 19 6 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.95% 0.24% 0.53%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.38% 1.04% 2.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 1 5
Median daily rate £180 £235 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.24% -41.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £158 £235 £370
10% offered a daily rate of more than £196 £235 £417
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £521 £325
% change year-on-year
-36.59% +60.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £12.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.00 £14.20 £10.50
% change year-on-year
-15.49% +35.23%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Berkshire region.

Communications & Networking Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
434 575 745
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 21.66% 22.53% 26.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 197 300 326
Median daily rate £400 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £253 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £465 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 18 17
Median hourly rate £13.00 £45.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-71.11% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £18.00 £13.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £63.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £30.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-28.33% +13.20%

SMS
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Berkshire region citing SMS as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SMS within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 23 February 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
Slough - 8 £180 -
Bracknell +4 5 £190 -18.97%
Reading +20 4 - - 3
SMS
South East

SMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 23 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SMS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for SMS.

1 11 (45.83%) Marketing
2 9 (37.50%) Security Cleared
2 9 (37.50%) Software Deployment
2 9 (37.50%) Analytics
2 9 (37.50%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 8 (33.33%) Intel Security
3 8 (33.33%) HTML
3 8 (33.33%) CRM
3 8 (33.33%) Workflow
3 8 (33.33%) Software Distribution
3 8 (33.33%) Mobile Marketing
3 8 (33.33%) Google
3 8 (33.33%) SmartFocus
3 8 (33.33%) Tableau
3 8 (33.33%) Google Analytics
3 8 (33.33%) Digital Marketing
3 8 (33.33%) SC Cleared
3 8 (33.33%) Workflow Management
3 8 (33.33%) Marketing Automation
3 8 (33.33%) Mobile Optimisation
3 8 (33.33%) Personalization
4 7 (29.17%) Software Delivery
4 7 (29.17%) Data Centre
5 6 (25.00%) Release Management
5 6 (25.00%) HP
6 5 (20.83%) Windows
6 5 (20.83%) Telecoms
7 4 (16.67%) Legal
7 4 (16.67%) Change Control
7 4 (16.67%) Service Design

SMS
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire 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 1 (4.17%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (4.17%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Adobe Campaign
1 1 (4.17%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 8 (33.33%) Google Analytics
1 8 (33.33%) SmartFocus
2 1 (4.17%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 3 (12.50%) Diameter Protocol
1 3 (12.50%) LDAP
1 3 (12.50%) SMPP
2 2 (8.33%) IMAP
2 2 (8.33%) SMTP
3 1 (4.17%) Firewall
3 1 (4.17%) FTP
3 1 (4.17%) Internet
3 1 (4.17%) Wi-Fi
General
1 11 (45.83%) Marketing
2 5 (20.83%) Telecoms
3 4 (16.67%) Legal
4 2 (8.33%) Finance
5 1 (4.17%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 7 (29.17%) Digital Executive
1 7 (29.17%) Digital Marketing Executive
1 7 (29.17%) Marketing Executive
2 4 (16.67%) Architect
2 4 (16.67%) Core Network Architect
2 4 (16.67%) Messaging Architect
2 4 (16.67%) Network Architect
3 2 (8.33%) Marketing Automation Executive
4 1 (4.17%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (4.17%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (4.17%) Analyst
4 1 (4.17%) Campaign Analyst
4 1 (4.17%) Email Executive
4 1 (4.17%) Email Marketing Executive
4 1 (4.17%) Mobile Marketing Executive
4 1 (4.17%) Server Engineer
4 1 (4.17%) Server Support
4 1 (4.17%) Server Support Engineer
4 1 (4.17%) Software Engineer
4 1 (4.17%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (33.33%) HTML
2 2 (8.33%) CORBA
2 2 (8.33%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (29.17%) Data Centre
2 2 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (20.83%) Windows
2 1 (4.17%) Windows 2000
2 1 (4.17%) Windows Server
2 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (37.50%) Analytics
1 9 (37.50%) Software Deployment
2 8 (33.33%) CRM
2 8 (33.33%) Digital Marketing
2 8 (33.33%) Marketing Automation
2 8 (33.33%) Mobile Marketing
2 8 (33.33%) Mobile Optimisation
2 8 (33.33%) Personalization
2 8 (33.33%) Software Distribution
2 8 (33.33%) Workflow
2 8 (33.33%) Workflow Management
3 7 (29.17%) Software Delivery
4 6 (25.00%) Release Management
5 4 (16.67%) Change Control
5 4 (16.67%) Service Design
6 2 (8.33%) Coaching
6 2 (8.33%) Email Marketing
6 2 (8.33%) Mentoring
7 1 (4.17%) Campaign Management
7 1 (4.17%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.17%) SQL
1 1 (4.17%) VBA
Qualifications
1 9 (37.50%) Security Cleared
2 8 (33.33%) SC Cleared
3 2 (8.33%) Degree
4 1 (4.17%) DV Cleared
Systems Management
1 9 (37.50%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 8 (33.33%) Google
1 8 (33.33%) Intel Security
1 8 (33.33%) Tableau
2 6 (25.00%) HP
3 1 (4.17%) Alterian
3 1 (4.17%) Epiphany
3 1 (4.17%) Ericsson
3 1 (4.17%) IBM