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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SMS over the 3 months to 4 August 2015 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Short Message Service (SMS)
Rank 202 193 221
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +28
Contract jobs citing SMS 4 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.069% 0.017% 0.042%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.52% 0.14% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 2
Average daily rate
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£493 £450 £353
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.44% +27.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £450 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £543 £450 £491
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £300 £400
% change year-on-year
+41.66% -25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 - £22.50
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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 City of London region.

Communications & Networking Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
767 728 798
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 13.27% 12.63% 11.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 572 491 531
Average daily rate £425 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.67% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £238 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 21 36
Average hourly rate £17.98 £20.50 £43.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.29% -52.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £15.50 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.15 £160.00 £54.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+7.62% -21.56%

SMS
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SMS across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 4 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 (60.00%) HP
2 2 (40.00%) Service Management
2 2 (40.00%) ETL
2 2 (40.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (40.00%) Exstream
2 2 (40.00%) Content Management
2 2 (40.00%) IBM
3 1 (20.00%) Data Analysis
3 1 (20.00%) Business Analysis
3 1 (20.00%) Knowledge Management
3 1 (20.00%) Incident Management
3 1 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (20.00%) WebSphere
3 1 (20.00%) Degree
3 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Network Security
3 1 (20.00%) Investment Management
3 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (20.00%) 4G
3 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (20.00%) SDLC
3 1 (20.00%) Information Security
3 1 (20.00%) IP Telephony
3 1 (20.00%) Asset Management
3 1 (20.00%) VMS
3 1 (20.00%) SLA
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco
3 1 (20.00%) CISM
3 1 (20.00%) AS400

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

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 (20.00%) Apache
1 1 (20.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (20.00%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 2 (40.00%) Exstream
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) SAN
1 1 (20.00%) 3G
1 1 (20.00%) MPLS
1 1 (20.00%) SS7
1 1 (20.00%) 2G
1 1 (20.00%) IP Telephony
1 1 (20.00%) Network Security
1 1 (20.00%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) DB2
1 1 (20.00%) Ingres
General
1 1 (20.00%) Telecoms
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
1 1 (20.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Business Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Project Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Solutions Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Delivery Project Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Delivery Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Security Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Network Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Incident Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Major Incident Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Network Security Architect
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Mainframe
1 1 (20.00%) AS400
1 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) AIX
1 1 (20.00%) HPUX
1 1 (20.00%) Solaris
1 1 (20.00%) Linux
1 1 (20.00%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Content Management
1 2 (40.00%) ETL
1 2 (40.00%) Service Management
1 2 (40.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (20.00%) Information Security
2 1 (20.00%) Asset Management
2 1 (20.00%) Risk Management
2 1 (20.00%) ITIL
2 1 (20.00%) Data Analysis
2 1 (20.00%) Business Analysis
2 1 (20.00%) Knowledge Management
2 1 (20.00%) Incident Management
2 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Investment Management
2 1 (20.00%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) CISSP
1 1 (20.00%) CISM
1 1 (20.00%) Degree
1 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) SLA
1 1 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) HP
2 2 (40.00%) IBM
3 1 (20.00%) Oracle
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco
3 1 (20.00%) EMC
3 1 (20.00%) Citrix
3 1 (20.00%) Novell
3 1 (20.00%) Veritas
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