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 3 December 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
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Short Message Service (SMS)
Rank 110 108 110
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +2
Contract jobs citing SMS 2 9 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.10% 0.36% 0.83%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.41% 1.70% 3.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 4
Median daily rate - - £373
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £446 £350
% change year-on-year
-4.60% +27.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £28.38 -
% change year-on-year
+2.20% -
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
484 530 661
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 24.99% 21.09% 24.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 232 286 273
Median daily rate £400 £375 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £264 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £490 £474
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 30 17
Median hourly rate £50.00 £39.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.20% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £16.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £45.31 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -2.17%

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 3 December 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
Reading +4 1 - -
Bracknell +3 1 - - 1
SMS
South East

SMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 3 December 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 9 (52.94%) Windows
1 9 (52.94%) HP
1 9 (52.94%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 9 (52.94%) Intel Security
1 9 (52.94%) Release Management
1 9 (52.94%) SC Cleared
1 9 (52.94%) Security Cleared
1 9 (52.94%) Software Deployment
1 9 (52.94%) Software Distribution
1 9 (52.94%) Software Delivery
1 9 (52.94%) Data Centre
2 6 (35.29%) Marketing
3 4 (23.53%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (17.65%) SmartFocus
4 3 (17.65%) Email Migration
4 3 (17.65%) Email Marketing
4 3 (17.65%) Migration
4 3 (17.65%) HTML
4 3 (17.65%) SQL
5 2 (11.76%) VBA
5 2 (11.76%) SAS
5 2 (11.76%) FTP
5 2 (11.76%) IBM
5 2 (11.76%) Epiphany
5 2 (11.76%) Unica
5 2 (11.76%) Ericsson
5 2 (11.76%) Telecoms
5 2 (11.76%) Alterian
5 2 (11.76%) Email Management
5 2 (11.76%) Campaign Management

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 2 (11.76%) SAS
Business Applications
1 2 (11.76%) Adobe Campaign
1 2 (11.76%) Unica
2 1 (5.88%) Northgate Housing
Cloud Services
1 3 (17.65%) SmartFocus
2 1 (5.88%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.76%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) BusinessObjects
General
1 6 (35.29%) Marketing
2 2 (11.76%) Telecoms
3 1 (5.88%) Advertising
3 1 (5.88%) Finance
3 1 (5.88%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (17.65%) Analyst
1 3 (17.65%) Content Manager
2 2 (11.76%) Campaign Analyst
2 2 (11.76%) Migration Manager
3 1 (5.88%) Business Systems Analyst
3 1 (5.88%) Customer Analyst
3 1 (5.88%) Developer
3 1 (5.88%) Email Developer
3 1 (5.88%) Implementation Analyst
3 1 (5.88%) Sales Manager
3 1 (5.88%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (17.65%) HTML
2 1 (5.88%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 9 (52.94%) Data Centre
2 4 (23.53%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 9 (52.94%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (52.94%) Release Management
1 9 (52.94%) Software Delivery
1 9 (52.94%) Software Deployment
1 9 (52.94%) Software Distribution
2 3 (17.65%) Email Marketing
2 3 (17.65%) Email Migration
2 3 (17.65%) Migration
3 2 (11.76%) Campaign Management
3 2 (11.76%) Email Management
4 1 (5.88%) Business Analysis
4 1 (5.88%) Data Management
4 1 (5.88%) Product Marketing
4 1 (5.88%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 3 (17.65%) SQL
2 2 (11.76%) VBA
Qualifications
1 9 (52.94%) SC Cleared
1 9 (52.94%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.88%) Degree
Systems Management
1 9 (52.94%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 9 (52.94%) HP
1 9 (52.94%) Intel Security
2 2 (11.76%) Alterian
2 2 (11.76%) Epiphany
2 2 (11.76%) Ericsson
2 2 (11.76%) IBM
3 1 (5.88%) Northgate
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