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 27 July 2016 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
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Short Message Service (SMS)
Rank 107 105 110
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +5
Contract jobs citing SMS 14 22 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.59% 0.85% 0.44%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.67% 3.61% 1.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 0
Median daily rate £400 £179 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+123.46% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £323 £363 £300
% change year-on-year
-11.03% +20.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 0
Median hourly rate £12.50 £22.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-43.18% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.50 £20.00 -
% change year-on-year
-37.50% -
SMS
South East

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
524 610 637
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 22.04% 23.65% 25.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 249 273 210
Median daily rate £350 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £208 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £493 £455
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 31 14
Median hourly rate £14.50 £35.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-58.57% +100.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £14.08 £13.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £41.06 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.75 £21.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+47.67% +7.50%

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 27 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Bracknell -10 9 £400 +123.46%
Reading +4 2 - -
SMS
South East

SMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 27 July 2016, 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 8 (38.10%) HP
1 8 (38.10%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 8 (38.10%) 3G
1 8 (38.10%) Intel Security
1 8 (38.10%) Release Management
1 8 (38.10%) Security Cleared
1 8 (38.10%) 4G
1 8 (38.10%) Software Deployment
1 8 (38.10%) Software Delivery
1 8 (38.10%) Data Centre
1 8 (38.10%) Value-Added Service
2 7 (33.33%) Software Distribution
2 7 (33.33%) SC Cleared
2 7 (33.33%) Windows
3 5 (23.81%) Project Management
3 5 (23.81%) Telecoms
3 5 (23.81%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (19.05%) LTE
4 4 (19.05%) Retail
4 4 (19.05%) Configuration Management
4 4 (19.05%) Shell Script
5 3 (14.29%) SQL
5 3 (14.29%) Validation
5 3 (14.29%) Test Strategy
5 3 (14.29%) MVNO
6 2 (9.52%) Campaign Management
6 2 (9.52%) Mentoring
6 2 (9.52%) Marketing
6 2 (9.52%) Unica
6 2 (9.52%) Direct Marketing

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:

Business Applications
1 2 (9.52%) Unica
2 1 (4.76%) Northgate Housing
Communications & Networking
1 8 (38.10%) 3G
1 8 (38.10%) 4G
1 8 (38.10%) Value-Added Service
2 4 (19.05%) LTE
3 3 (14.29%) MVNO
4 1 (4.76%) Broadband
4 1 (4.76%) Internet
4 1 (4.76%) VoLTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.52%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (4.76%) BusinessObjects
General
1 5 (23.81%) Telecoms
2 4 (19.05%) Retail
3 2 (9.52%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 4 (19.05%) Designer
1 4 (19.05%) Senior Designer
2 3 (14.29%) Test Engineer
3 2 (9.52%) Analyst
3 2 (9.52%) Campaign Manager
3 2 (9.52%) CRM Campaign Manager
3 2 (9.52%) CRM Manager
3 2 (9.52%) Operations Manager
4 1 (4.76%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (4.76%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Business Systems Analyst
4 1 (4.76%) Design Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Retail Business Analyst
4 1 (4.76%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (4.76%) Senior Business Analyst
4 1 (4.76%) Senior Design Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Service Design Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Support Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Systems Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 8 (38.10%) Data Centre
2 5 (23.81%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.76%) Computer Science
3 1 (4.76%) Handset
3 1 (4.76%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 7 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (38.10%) Release Management
1 8 (38.10%) Software Delivery
1 8 (38.10%) Software Deployment
2 7 (33.33%) Software Distribution
3 5 (23.81%) Project Management
4 4 (19.05%) Configuration Management
5 3 (14.29%) Test Strategy
5 3 (14.29%) Validation
6 2 (9.52%) Campaign Management
6 2 (9.52%) CRM
6 2 (9.52%) Direct Marketing
6 2 (9.52%) Mentoring
6 2 (9.52%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (4.76%) Business Analysis
7 1 (4.76%) Capacity Management
7 1 (4.76%) Change Control
7 1 (4.76%) High Availability
7 1 (4.76%) ITIL
7 1 (4.76%) PRINCE2
7 1 (4.76%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 4 (19.05%) Shell Script
2 3 (14.29%) SQL
3 2 (9.52%) C
Qualifications
1 8 (38.10%) Security Cleared
2 7 (33.33%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.76%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) SLA
Systems Management
1 8 (38.10%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 8 (38.10%) HP
1 8 (38.10%) Intel Security
2 1 (4.76%) Northgate