The table below looks at the statistics for SMS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bracknell region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SMS over the 3 months to 25 June 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
25 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Short Message Service (SMS)
Rank 31 24 29
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +5
Contract jobs citing SMS 5 9 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bracknell 1.81% 3.86% 0.49%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.33% 10.71% 1.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 1
Median daily rate - £179 £263
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -31.80%
UK excluding London median daily rate £280 £313 £300
% change year-on-year
-10.40% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 0
Median hourly rate £12.50 £24.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-47.91% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.50 £20.00 -
% change year-on-year
-37.50% -
SMS
Berkshire

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

Communications & Networking Category
Bracknell
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
60 84 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bracknell 21.74% 36.05% 24.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 27 29
Median daily rate £315 £400 £344
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.25% +16.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £244 £188 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £498 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 12 1
Median hourly rate £32.00 £39.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.94% +56.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £25.33 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+24.35% +40.72%

SMS
Jobs Demand Trend in Bracknell

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

SMS Jobs Demand Trend in Bracknell

SMS
Daily Rate Trend in Bracknell

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

SMS Daily Rate Trend in Bracknell

SMS
Hourly Rate Trend in Bracknell

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

SMS Hourly Rate Trend in Bracknell

SMS
Top 16 Related IT Skills in Bracknell

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 Bracknell region with a requirement for SMS.

1 6 (66.67%) HP
1 6 (66.67%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 6 (66.67%) Intel Security
1 6 (66.67%) Security Cleared
1 6 (66.67%) Software Deployment
1 6 (66.67%) Software Delivery
1 6 (66.67%) Data Centre
2 5 (55.56%) Software Distribution
2 5 (55.56%) Release Management
2 5 (55.56%) SC Cleared
3 4 (44.44%) Windows
4 3 (33.33%) Value-Added Service
4 3 (33.33%) 4G
4 3 (33.33%) Telecoms
4 3 (33.33%) Shell Script
4 3 (33.33%) 3G

SMS
Top Related IT Skills in Bracknell 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:

Communications & Networking
1 3 (33.33%) 3G
1 3 (33.33%) 4G
1 3 (33.33%) Value-Added Service
General
1 3 (33.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) Designer
1 3 (33.33%) Senior Designer
2 1 (11.11%) 2nd Line Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support
2 1 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Deployment Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 6 (66.67%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 4 (44.44%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (66.67%) Software Delivery
1 6 (66.67%) Software Deployment
2 5 (55.56%) Release Management
2 5 (55.56%) Software Distribution
Programming Languages
1 3 (33.33%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 6 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 5 (55.56%) SC Cleared
Systems Management
1 6 (66.67%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 6 (66.67%) HP
1 6 (66.67%) Intel Security