The first table below looks at the demand for SMS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Buckinghamshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SMS over the 3 months to 11 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Buckinghamshire region.

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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Short Message Service (SMS)
Rank 82 - 69
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing SMS 3 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 0.23% - 0.22%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.99% - 1.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Average daily rate
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- - £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £425 £325
% change year-on-year
-29.41% +30.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £10.09
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £26.00 £14.75
% change year-on-year
- +76.27%
Communications & Networking Category
Buckinghamshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
151 109 145
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 11.42% 11.31% 15.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 52 47
Average daily rate £350 £381 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.19% +22.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £275 £136
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £444
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 7 12
Average hourly rate £13.50 £14.96 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.75% -57.25%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £24.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-22.44% -2.00%
SMS
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SMS
Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SMS across the Buckinghamshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

SMS Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

SMS
Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

SMS Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

SMS
Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

SMS Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

SMS
Top 24 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Buckinghamshire 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 3 (50.00%) Windows
1 3 (50.00%) MSI
1 3 (50.00%) Application Packaging
1 3 (50.00%) Mobile App
2 2 (33.33%) Windows 8
2 2 (33.33%) Windows Vista
2 2 (33.33%) InstallShield
2 2 (33.33%) Pharmaceutical
2 2 (33.33%) Publishing
3 1 (16.67%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (16.67%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (16.67%) AppSense
3 1 (16.67%) Logistics
3 1 (16.67%) Requirements Analysis
3 1 (16.67%) Adobe
3 1 (16.67%) Citrix
3 1 (16.67%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (16.67%) Photoshop
3 1 (16.67%) Use Case
3 1 (16.67%) SCCM
3 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
3 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
3 1 (16.67%) Web Application Development
3 1 (16.67%) mHealth

SMS
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Buckinghamshire 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.

Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Photoshop
1 1 (16.67%) Adobe Illustrator
Development Applications
1 3 (50.00%) MSI
2 2 (33.33%) InstallShield
General
1 2 (33.33%) Pharmaceutical
1 2 (33.33%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Applications Packager
3 1 (16.67%) Applications Consultant
3 1 (16.67%) Process Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Development Project Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Applications Development Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Applications Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Web Project Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Web Development Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Web Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Applications Project Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Application Development Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Application Development Project Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Consultant
3 1 (16.67%) Business Process Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Development Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Project Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (50.00%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (16.67%) mHealth
Operating Systems
1 3 (50.00%) Windows
2 2 (33.33%) Windows Vista
2 2 (33.33%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (16.67%) Logistics
1 1 (16.67%) Requirements Analysis
1 1 (16.67%) Use Case
1 1 (16.67%) Web Application Development
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
1 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 1 (16.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) Adobe
1 1 (16.67%) Citrix
1 1 (16.67%) AppSense