The table below looks at the statistics for SMS skills in IT contracts advertised for the East of England region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SMS over the 3 months to 23 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
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Short Message Service (SMS)
England / East of England
Rank 112 124 129
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +5
Contract jobs citing SMS 9 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.41% 0.086% 0.039%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.26% 0.57% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 0 1
Median daily rate £350 - £413
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £516 £325
% change year-on-year
-32.17% +58.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £46.50 -
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 East of England region.

Communications & Networking Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
399 348 369
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 18.38% 15.03% 14.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 208 173 192
Median daily rate £343 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.61% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £193 £241 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £366 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.02% +4.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 38 53
Median hourly rate £21.50 £22.38 £24.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.91% -7.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.10 £12.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.60 £55.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +20.00%

SMS
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the East of England region citing SMS as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SMS within the East of England region over the 3 months to 23 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Essex -1 8 £350 - 1
Hertfordshire - 1 £300 -
SMS
England

SMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 23 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 East of England region with a requirement for SMS.

1 22 (95.65%) Marketing
2 15 (65.22%) Technical Architecture
2 15 (65.22%) Digital Marketing
2 15 (65.22%) Legal
2 15 (65.22%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (65.22%) Java
2 15 (65.22%) .NET
2 15 (65.22%) J2EE
2 15 (65.22%) OO
2 15 (65.22%) SOA
2 15 (65.22%) Zachman Framework
2 15 (65.22%) TOGAF
2 15 (65.22%) Enterprise Architecture
2 15 (65.22%) Open Source
2 15 (65.22%) Social Media
2 15 (65.22%) Big Data
2 15 (65.22%) Analytics
2 15 (65.22%) Virtual Team
3 14 (60.87%) Adobe Campaign
3 14 (60.87%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 14 (60.87%) Adobe
4 13 (56.52%) Big Data Analytics
4 13 (56.52%) Data Analytics
5 7 (30.43%) CRM
6 5 (21.74%) B2C
7 4 (17.39%) IBM
7 4 (17.39%) Dreamweaver
7 4 (17.39%) CSS
7 4 (17.39%) HTML
7 4 (17.39%) Manufacturing

SMS
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England 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:

Application Platforms
1 14 (60.87%) Adobe Experience Manager
Business Applications
1 14 (60.87%) Adobe Campaign
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (65.22%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 4 (17.39%) Dreamweaver
General
1 22 (95.65%) Marketing
2 15 (65.22%) Legal
3 4 (17.39%) Manufacturing
4 3 (13.04%) Retail
5 2 (8.70%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 15 (65.22%) Architect
1 15 (65.22%) Digital Architect
1 15 (65.22%) Digital Marketing Architect
2 10 (43.48%) Digital Solutions Architect
2 10 (43.48%) IT Architect
2 10 (43.48%) Solutions Architect
3 4 (17.39%) Designer
4 3 (13.04%) Analyst
4 3 (13.04%) Campaign Analyst
4 3 (13.04%) CRM Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) Email Designer
6 1 (4.35%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
6 1 (4.35%) 3rd Line Support
6 1 (4.35%) Cloud Specialist
6 1 (4.35%) CRM Specialist
6 1 (4.35%) Email Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Marketing Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (65.22%) .NET
1 15 (65.22%) J2EE
2 4 (17.39%) CSS
2 4 (17.39%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 15 (65.22%) Social Media
1 15 (65.22%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.35%) Windows
1 1 (4.35%) Windows Server
1 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (65.22%) Agile Software Development
1 15 (65.22%) Analytics
1 15 (65.22%) Digital Marketing
1 15 (65.22%) Enterprise Architecture
1 15 (65.22%) OO
1 15 (65.22%) Open Source
1 15 (65.22%) SOA
1 15 (65.22%) Technical Architecture
1 15 (65.22%) TOGAF
1 15 (65.22%) Zachman Framework
2 13 (56.52%) Big Data Analytics
2 13 (56.52%) Data Analytics
3 7 (30.43%) CRM
4 5 (21.74%) B2C
5 3 (13.04%) Direct Marketing
Programming Languages
1 15 (65.22%) Java
System Software
1 1 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (4.35%) XenApp
Vendors
1 14 (60.87%) Adobe
2 4 (17.39%) IBM
3 1 (4.35%) AppSense
3 1 (4.35%) Citrix
3 1 (4.35%) VMware