The table below looks at the statistics for SMS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Blackpool region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SMS over the 3 months to 4 May 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
4 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Short Message Service (SMS)
Rank - 27 19
Contract jobs citing SMS 0 3 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Blackpool - 2.00% 5.60%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 18.75% 16.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 5
Median daily rate - £270 £260
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.84%
UK excluding London median daily rate £280 £325 £282
% change year-on-year
-13.84% +15.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £24.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £21.15 £24.50
% change year-on-year
- -13.67%
SMS
Lancashire

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

Communications & Networking Category
Blackpool
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
6 16 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Blackpool 4.88% 10.67% 34.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 11 29
Median daily rate £375 £275 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.36% +22.22%
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £345 £333
% change year-on-year
+5.79% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Median hourly rate - - £31.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £28.35 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+5.83% +41.72%

SMS
Jobs Demand Trend in Blackpool

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

SMS Jobs Demand Trend in Blackpool

SMS
Daily Rate Trend in Blackpool

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

SMS Daily Rate Trend in Blackpool

SMS
Hourly Rate Trend in Blackpool

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

SMS Hourly Rate Trend in Blackpool

SMS
Top 18 Related IT Skills in Blackpool

For the 6 months to 4 May 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 Blackpool region with a requirement for SMS.

1 3 (100.00%) ITIL
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 3 (100.00%) DHCP
1 3 (100.00%) DNS
1 3 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (100.00%) Citrix
1 3 (100.00%) XenApp
1 3 (100.00%) XenServer
1 3 (100.00%) XenDesktop
1 3 (100.00%) Skype for Business
1 3 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (100.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
1 3 (100.00%) VMware
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft App-V
1 3 (100.00%) AppSense
2 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
2 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared

SMS
Top Related IT Skills in Blackpool 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 3 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 3 (100.00%) Skype for Business
Communications & Networking
1 3 (100.00%) DHCP
1 3 (100.00%) DNS
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Desktop Support
2 1 (33.33%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
2 1 (33.33%) 2nd Line Support
2 1 (33.33%) Desktop Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Desktop Support Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared Desktop Support
2 1 (33.33%) Support Engineer
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) ITIL
1 3 (100.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 3 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft App-V
1 3 (100.00%) XenApp
1 3 (100.00%) XenDesktop
1 3 (100.00%) XenServer
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) AppSense
1 3 (100.00%) Citrix
1 3 (100.00%) VMware