The table below looks at the statistics 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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Short Message Service (SMS)
Rank 92 79 63
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -16
Contract jobs citing SMS 1 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 0.077% 0.19% 0.51%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.48% 1.67% 4.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 4
Average daily rate
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- - £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £337 £260 £400
% change year-on-year
+29.61% -35.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £10.00 - £102.13
SMS
South East

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

Communications & Networking Category
Buckinghamshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
209 120 98
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 16.00% 11.36% 12.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 42 21
Average daily rate £388 £370 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.72% -1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £218 £101
10% offered a daily rate of more than £474 £475 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 15 19
Average hourly rate £15.00 £27.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-45.45% +30.95%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £20.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+14.63% -2.38%

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
Contract Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SMS within the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Milton Keynes -14 1 - -
SMS
South East

SMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (33.33%) SLA
2 1 (33.33%) HP
2 1 (33.33%) Citrix
2 1 (33.33%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 1 (33.33%) BCP
2 1 (33.33%) MSI
2 1 (33.33%) Service Management
2 1 (33.33%) Management Information System
2 1 (33.33%) Workflow
2 1 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (33.33%) Migration
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle Workflow
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (33.33%) AppSense
2 1 (33.33%) Application Packaging
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (33.33%) SCCM
2 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
2 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (33.33%) Data Entry
2 1 (33.33%) High Availability
2 1 (33.33%) HP UCMDB
2 1 (33.33%) AAT
2 1 (33.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle
2 1 (33.33%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (33.33%) Web Services

SMS
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle Workflow
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MSI
General
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Consultant
1 1 (33.33%) Applications Consultant
1 1 (33.33%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) Application Packaging
1 1 (33.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) BCP
1 1 (33.33%) Service Management
1 1 (33.33%) Workflow
1 1 (33.33%) Migration
1 1 (33.33%) Data Entry
1 1 (33.33%) High Availability
1 1 (33.33%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
1 1 (33.33%) AAT
1 1 (33.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft App-V
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 1 (33.33%) SCCM
1 1 (33.33%) HP UCMDB
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) HP
1 1 (33.33%) Citrix
1 1 (33.33%) AppSense
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle