The table below looks at the statistics for SMS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SMS over the 3 months to 24 August 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
24 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Short Message Service (SMS)
Rank 70 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing SMS 1 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.13% - -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.91% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Median daily rate £775 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £315 £425 £301
% change year-on-year
-25.88% +41.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.50 £20.00 -
% change year-on-year
-37.50% -
SMS
West Midlands

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

Communications & Networking Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
110 78 128
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 14.25% 10.70% 17.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 49 77
Median daily rate £375 £300 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £194 £150 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £453
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 10
Median hourly rate £21.00 £15.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.48% -13.88%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £21.53 £21.88
% change year-on-year
+62.60% -1.60%

SMS
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Birmingham region citing SMS as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

SMS Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

SMS
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

SMS Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

SMS
Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

SMS Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

SMS
Top 4 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 24 August 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 Birmingham region with a requirement for SMS.

1 1 (100.00%) Banking
1 1 (100.00%) Retail
1 1 (100.00%) Retail Banking
1 1 (100.00%) Wealth Management

SMS
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham 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:

General
1 1 (100.00%) Banking
1 1 (100.00%) Retail
1 1 (100.00%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Project Manager
1 1 (100.00%) Senior Manager
1 1 (100.00%) Senior Project Manager
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Wealth Management