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 30 June 2016 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
30 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Short Message Service (SMS)
Rank 159 213 200
Rank change year-on-year
+54 -13
Contract jobs citing SMS 1 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.030% 0.017% 0.051%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.21% 0.13% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 3
Median daily rate £290 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-42.00% +11.11%
UK excluding London median daily rate £285 £325 £294
% change year-on-year
-12.30% +10.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.50 £20.00 -
% change year-on-year
-37.50% -
SMS
London

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
475 746 701
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 14.28% 12.77% 11.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 377 555 501
Median daily rate £463 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.12% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £288 £232
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 24 18
Median hourly rate £19.00 £17.98 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.67% -12.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.70 £14.90 £16.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £32.86 £48.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £24.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +29.72%

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 11 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 30 June 2016, 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 1 (100.00%) CRM
1 1 (100.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 1 (100.00%) Banking
1 1 (100.00%) Data Management
1 1 (100.00%) Marketing
1 1 (100.00%) Digital Marketing
1 1 (100.00%) Facebook
1 1 (100.00%) Analytics
1 1 (100.00%) Customer Segmentation
1 1 (100.00%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
1 1 (100.00%) Matrix Organization

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:

General
1 1 (100.00%) Banking
1 1 (100.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Communications Manager
1 1 (100.00%) CRM Manager
1 1 (100.00%) Customer Communications Manager
1 1 (100.00%) Data Manager
1 1 (100.00%) Marketing Manager
1 1 (100.00%) Planning Manager
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Analytics
1 1 (100.00%) CRM
1 1 (100.00%) Customer Segmentation
1 1 (100.00%) Data Management
1 1 (100.00%) Digital Marketing
1 1 (100.00%) Matrix Organization
1 1 (100.00%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
1 1 (100.00%) Stakeholder Management
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Facebook