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 30 April 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Short Message Service (SMS)
Rank - - 81
Contract jobs citing SMS 0 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire - - 0.25%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - - 1.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 3
Average daily rate - - £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £280 £340 £288
% change year-on-year
-17.64% +18.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £21.15 £24.50
% change year-on-year
- -13.67%
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
187 238 174
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 17.61% 18.34% 14.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 87 57
Average daily rate £410 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.33% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £238 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.05% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 9 7
Average hourly rate £15.25 £26.00 £15.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.34% +65.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £25.00 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £40.00 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year
- +46.34%

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 22 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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%) Remedy
1 3 (50.00%) SCCM
2 2 (33.33%) Root Cause Analysis
2 2 (33.33%) Incident Management
2 2 (33.33%) Change Management
2 2 (33.33%) Finance
2 2 (33.33%) Mainframe
2 2 (33.33%) zOS
2 2 (33.33%) RACF
3 1 (16.67%) SLA
3 1 (16.67%) IBM
3 1 (16.67%) SAN
3 1 (16.67%) Migration
3 1 (16.67%) Asset Management
3 1 (16.67%) VSAM
3 1 (16.67%) ISPF
3 1 (16.67%) Unix
3 1 (16.67%) Fault Analysis
3 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
3 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
3 1 (16.67%) NAS

SMS
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) NAS
1 1 (16.67%) SAN
General
1 2 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Administrator
2 1 (16.67%) Deskside Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Mainframe Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Mainframe Support
2 1 (16.67%) SCCM Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Support Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Mainframe
2 1 (16.67%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 3 (50.00%) Windows
2 2 (33.33%) zOS
3 1 (16.67%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Change Management
1 2 (33.33%) Incident Management
1 2 (33.33%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (16.67%) Asset Management
2 1 (16.67%) Fault Analysis
2 1 (16.67%) Migration
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
1 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (33.33%) RACF
Systems Management
1 3 (50.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Remedy
2 1 (16.67%) IBM