The table below looks at the statistics for SMS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bracknell region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SMS over the 3 months to 3 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Short Message Service (SMS)
Rank 34 22 34
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +12
Contract jobs citing SMS 5 12 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bracknell 1.71% 5.48% 0.77%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.47% 15.38% 3.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 2
Average daily rate
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£179 - £213
90% offered a daily rate of more than £174 - £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £184 - £251
UK excluding London average daily rate £445 £347 £305
% change year-on-year
+28.06% +13.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £24.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 - £22.50
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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
59 78 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bracknell 20.14% 35.62% 25.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 39 14
Average daily rate £265 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.28% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £212 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £471 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 2 2
Average hourly rate £20.00 £21.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% +27.27%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £24.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-10.31% +2.12%

SMS
Jobs Demand Trend in Bracknell

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SMS across the Bracknell region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 17 Related IT Skills in Bracknell

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Bracknell region citing SMS also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SMS.

1 8 (72.73%) HP
1 8 (72.73%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 8 (72.73%) McAfee
1 8 (72.73%) Security Cleared
1 8 (72.73%) Software Deployment
1 8 (72.73%) Data Centre
2 6 (54.55%) Software Delivery
3 5 (45.45%) Release Management
4 4 (36.36%) Software Distribution
5 3 (27.27%) FortiGate
5 3 (27.27%) TippingPoint
5 3 (27.27%) SC Cleared
5 3 (27.27%) DV Cleared
5 3 (27.27%) CheckPoint
5 3 (27.27%) Firewall
6 1 (9.09%) Windows 7
6 1 (9.09%) Windows

SMS
Top Related IT Skills in Bracknell by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Bracknell region citing SMS also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SMS. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 3 (27.27%) Firewall
Job Titles
1 3 (27.27%) 2nd Line Support
1 3 (27.27%) Security Engineer
1 3 (27.27%) Operations Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Deployment Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Support Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Software Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 8 (72.73%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (9.09%) Windows
1 1 (9.09%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (72.73%) Software Deployment
2 6 (54.55%) Software Delivery
3 5 (45.45%) Release Management
4 4 (36.36%) Software Distribution
Qualifications
1 8 (72.73%) Security Cleared
2 3 (27.27%) SC Cleared
2 3 (27.27%) DV Cleared
Systems Management
1 8 (72.73%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 3 (27.27%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 8 (72.73%) HP
1 8 (72.73%) McAfee
2 3 (27.27%) TippingPoint
2 3 (27.27%) CheckPoint