The first table below looks at the demand for SMS skills in IT contracts advertised for the East of England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SMS over the 3 months to 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the East of England region.

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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Short Message Service (SMS)
Rank 143 - 140
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing SMS 2 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.066% - 0.099%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.47% - 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Average daily rate
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- - £303
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £400 £328
% change year-on-year
-25.00% +22.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £17.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £22.50 £24.75
% change year-on-year
- -9.09%
Communications & Networking Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
425 393 609
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 14.02% 16.42% 20.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 230 154 240
Average daily rate £313 £290 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.75% -17.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £188 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £413 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £320 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 57 68
Average hourly rate £27.50 £26.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.76% +15.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £13.05 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.50 £37.00 £46.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £24.38
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +4.61%
SMS
England

SMS
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SMS across the East of England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

SMS Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

SMS
Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

SMS Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

SMS
Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

SMS Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

SMS
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SMS within the East of England region over the 3 months to 29 July 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Cambridgeshire - 1 - -
Hertfordshire - 1 - - 1
Suffolk - - - - 1
Essex - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - -
SMS
England

SMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 6 (66.67%) Windows
2 5 (55.56%) Citrix
2 5 (55.56%) Microsoft App-V
2 5 (55.56%) AppSense
2 5 (55.56%) SCCM
3 4 (44.44%) Windows Vista
3 4 (44.44%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 4 (44.44%) AdminStudio
4 3 (33.33%) Active Directory
4 3 (33.33%) DHCP
4 3 (33.33%) DNS
4 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (33.33%) InstallShield
5 2 (22.22%) Telecoms
5 2 (22.22%) Validation
5 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (22.22%) LTE
5 2 (22.22%) NHS
5 2 (22.22%) UMTS
5 2 (22.22%) WCDMA
5 2 (22.22%) Windows 2000
5 2 (22.22%) Windows NT
5 2 (22.22%) Windows XP
6 1 (11.11%) Eclipse
6 1 (11.11%) Bluetooth
6 1 (11.11%) CDMA
6 1 (11.11%) GPRS
6 1 (11.11%) GSM
6 1 (11.11%) Linux
6 1 (11.11%) C

SMS
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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.

Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Photoshop
1 1 (11.11%) Adobe Illustrator
Communications & Networking
1 3 (33.33%) DHCP
1 3 (33.33%) DNS
2 2 (22.22%) LTE
2 2 (22.22%) UMTS
2 2 (22.22%) WCDMA
3 1 (11.11%) TCP/IP
3 1 (11.11%) Bluetooth
3 1 (11.11%) CDMA
3 1 (11.11%) GPRS
3 1 (11.11%) GSM
3 1 (11.11%) 3G
3 1 (11.11%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (11.11%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 4 (44.44%) AdminStudio
2 3 (33.33%) InstallShield
3 1 (11.11%) Eclipse
3 1 (11.11%) MSI
3 1 (11.11%) Git (software)
3 1 (11.11%) Wise Package Studio
3 1 (11.11%) GDB
General
1 2 (22.22%) Telecoms
2 1 (11.11%) Publishing
2 1 (11.11%) Multimedia
2 1 (11.11%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (11.11%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 2 (22.22%) Applications Support
2 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Test Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Integration Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Technical Leader
2 1 (11.11%) Test and Integration Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Implementation Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Project Manager
2 1 (11.11%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) HTML
1 1 (11.11%) OpenGL
1 1 (11.11%) Dalvik
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) NHS
2 1 (11.11%) Smartcard
2 1 (11.11%) Cryptography
2 1 (11.11%) Open Source
2 1 (11.11%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 6 (66.67%) Windows
2 4 (44.44%) Windows Vista
3 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (22.22%) Windows 2000
4 2 (22.22%) Windows NT
4 2 (22.22%) Windows XP
5 1 (11.11%) Linux
5 1 (11.11%) Windows 7
5 1 (11.11%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (22.22%) Validation
2 1 (11.11%) Pair Programming
2 1 (11.11%) Test Automation
2 1 (11.11%) Software Distribution
2 1 (11.11%) Integration Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) C
1 1 (11.11%) Java
1 1 (11.11%) VBScript
1 1 (11.11%) VB
1 1 (11.11%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) ISEB
1 1 (11.11%) ISTQB
1 1 (11.11%) Degree
1 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared
1 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
1 1 (11.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) QA
1 1 (11.11%) JTAG
System Software
1 5 (55.56%) Microsoft App-V
2 3 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 1 (11.11%) XenApp
3 1 (11.11%) XenServer
3 1 (11.11%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (55.56%) SCCM
2 4 (44.44%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (11.11%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 5 (55.56%) Citrix
1 5 (55.56%) AppSense
2 1 (11.11%) Adobe
2 1 (11.11%) VMware