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 22 August 2014 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Short Message Service (SMS)
Rank 17 31 19
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -12
Contract jobs citing SMS 12 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bracknell 5.61% 0.72% 0.75%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.22% 2.50% 3.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 0
Average daily rate
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- £213 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £413 £330
% change year-on-year
-27.17% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £22.50 £13.25
% change year-on-year
- +69.81%
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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
74 80 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bracknell 34.58% 28.99% 22.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 19 10
Average daily rate £350 £338 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% +35.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £250 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £438 £360
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 2
Average hourly rate £21.00 £16.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -45.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £24.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-10.20% -2.00%

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 12 Related IT Skills in Bracknell

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 14 (100.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 14 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 13 (92.86%) Software Deployment
3 12 (85.71%) Software Distribution
3 12 (85.71%) McAfee
3 12 (85.71%) HP
4 7 (50.00%) SC Cleared
5 5 (35.71%) Release Management
6 4 (28.57%) DV Cleared
7 3 (21.43%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (21.43%) Windows
8 2 (14.29%) Windows 2000

SMS
Top Related IT Skills in Bracknell by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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.

Job Titles
1 5 (35.71%) 2nd Line Support
2 3 (21.43%) Support Engineer
2 3 (21.43%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Software Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Support Technician
4 1 (7.14%) 2nd Line Support Technician
4 1 (7.14%) Windows Support Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Technical Engineer
Operating Systems
1 3 (21.43%) Windows Server 2003
1 3 (21.43%) Windows
2 2 (14.29%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (92.86%) Software Deployment
2 12 (85.71%) Software Distribution
3 5 (35.71%) Release Management
Qualifications
1 14 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 7 (50.00%) SC Cleared
3 4 (28.57%) DV Cleared
Systems Management
1 14 (100.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 12 (85.71%) McAfee
1 12 (85.71%) HP