The table below looks at the statistics for SMS skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SMS over the 3 months to 16 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Short Message Service (SMS)
London / City of London
Rank 154 149 -
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -
Contract jobs citing SMS 2 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.069% 0.033% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.51% 0.31% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Median daily rate £525 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £446 £337
% change year-on-year
-21.43% +32.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £30.35 £10.00
% change year-on-year
-4.44% +203.50%

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

Communications & Networking Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
390 318 676
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 13.40% 10.62% 13.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 308 225 488
Median daily rate £433 £413 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.84% +6.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £235 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £558 £525 £519
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
-1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 10 13
Median hourly rate £55.00 £23.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+139.13% +17.94%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.58 £30.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year
-11.41% +26.31%

SMS
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the City of London region citing SMS as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

SMS Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

SMS
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

SMS Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

SMS
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

SMS Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

SMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 16 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SMS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region with a requirement for SMS.

1 6 (85.71%) Marketing
2 4 (57.14%) Salesforce.com
2 4 (57.14%) Stakeholder Management
2 4 (57.14%) CRM
2 4 (57.14%) Project Management
3 3 (42.86%) E-Commerce
3 3 (42.86%) Data Mining
3 3 (42.86%) HTML
3 3 (42.86%) JavaScript
3 3 (42.86%) SQL
3 3 (42.86%) T-SQL
3 3 (42.86%) SQL Server
3 3 (42.86%) Web Services
3 3 (42.86%) XML
3 3 (42.86%) Data Architecture
3 3 (42.86%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
4 2 (28.57%) Online Marketing
4 2 (28.57%) Customer Segmentation
4 2 (28.57%) Virtual Team
4 2 (28.57%) Six Sigma
4 2 (28.57%) PRINCE2
4 2 (28.57%) Legal
4 2 (28.57%) Project Planning
4 2 (28.57%) Degree
4 2 (28.57%) QA
4 2 (28.57%) Database Marketing
4 2 (28.57%) Email Marketing
5 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
5 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
5 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development

SMS
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Business Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Salesforce.com CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (42.86%) Data Mining
1 3 (42.86%) SQL Server
General
1 6 (85.71%) Marketing
2 2 (28.57%) Legal
3 1 (14.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) CRM Specialist
1 2 (28.57%) Project Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Communications Project Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Service Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (42.86%) HTML
1 3 (42.86%) Web Services
1 3 (42.86%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Virtual Team
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) CRM
1 4 (57.14%) Project Management
1 4 (57.14%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (42.86%) Data Architecture
2 3 (42.86%) E-Commerce
3 2 (28.57%) Customer Segmentation
3 2 (28.57%) Database Marketing
3 2 (28.57%) Email Marketing
3 2 (28.57%) Online Marketing
3 2 (28.57%) PRINCE2
3 2 (28.57%) Project Planning
3 2 (28.57%) Six Sigma
4 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (14.29%) Business Analysis
4 1 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (14.29%) ITIL
4 1 (14.29%) Outbound Marketing
4 1 (14.29%) Product Management
4 1 (14.29%) SDLC
4 1 (14.29%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) JavaScript
1 3 (42.86%) SQL
1 3 (42.86%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) Degree
2 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
2 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (28.57%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) Salesforce.com
2 3 (42.86%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud