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 25 September 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
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Short Message Service (SMS)
Rank 111 140 148
Rank change year-on-year
+29 +8
Contract jobs citing SMS 20 4 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.82% 0.14% 0.16%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.40% 0.88% 0.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 1 5
Median daily rate £350 £450 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.22% +16.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £450 £359
10% offered a daily rate of more than £474 £450 £413
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £448 £347
% change year-on-year
-21.78% +28.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £42.58 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.50 £23.50 -
% change year-on-year
-46.80% -
SMS
England

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
455 453 528
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 18.65% 15.81% 17.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 253 202 278
Median daily rate £375 £338 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -2.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £220 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £435
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £360 £345
% change year-on-year
+1.38% +4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 69 78
Median hourly rate £37.50 £23.75 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+57.89% -5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.72 £14.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £50.50 £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £21.01 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+33.30% -6.64%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SMS across the East of England region over the 3 months to 25 September 2016.

SMS Daily Rate Histogram 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 25 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +11 10 £350 -22.22%
Bedfordshire -1 6 £315 -
Hertfordshire - 3 £300 -
Cambridgeshire - 1 - -
SMS
England

SMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 25 September 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 East of England region with a requirement for SMS.

1 21 (87.50%) Marketing
2 14 (58.33%) Java
3 12 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (50.00%) Analytics
4 10 (41.67%) Big Data
4 10 (41.67%) Legal
4 10 (41.67%) Technical Architecture
4 10 (41.67%) Digital Marketing
4 10 (41.67%) Social Media
4 10 (41.67%) J2EE
5 9 (37.50%) .NET
5 9 (37.50%) OO
5 9 (37.50%) CRM
5 9 (37.50%) SOA
5 9 (37.50%) Enterprise Architecture
5 9 (37.50%) Open Source
5 9 (37.50%) Zachman Framework
5 9 (37.50%) TOGAF
5 9 (37.50%) Big Data Analytics
5 9 (37.50%) Data Analytics
5 9 (37.50%) Virtual Team
6 8 (33.33%) Adobe Campaign
6 8 (33.33%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 8 (33.33%) Adobe
7 4 (16.67%) IBM
7 4 (16.67%) Dreamweaver
7 4 (16.67%) HTML
7 4 (16.67%) CSS
8 3 (12.50%) hybris
8 3 (12.50%) E-Commerce

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 8 (33.33%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 2 (8.33%) Apache
2 2 (8.33%) CMS
2 2 (8.33%) Drupal
2 2 (8.33%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (8.33%) Mule
2 2 (8.33%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 8 (33.33%) Adobe Campaign
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.17%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.33%) HTTP
1 2 (8.33%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (41.67%) Big Data
2 2 (8.33%) MariaDB
2 2 (8.33%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 4 (16.67%) Dreamweaver
2 1 (4.17%) FindBugs
2 1 (4.17%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (4.17%) Vagrant
General
1 21 (87.50%) Marketing
2 10 (41.67%) Legal
3 2 (8.33%) Automotive
3 2 (8.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (41.67%) Architect
1 10 (41.67%) Digital Architect
2 8 (33.33%) Digital Solutions Architect
2 8 (33.33%) Solutions Architect
3 7 (29.17%) IT Architect
4 5 (20.83%) Project Manager
5 4 (16.67%) Designer
6 2 (8.33%) Analyst
6 2 (8.33%) Applications Support
6 2 (8.33%) Campaign Analyst
6 2 (8.33%) CRM Analyst
6 2 (8.33%) Email Designer
7 1 (4.17%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
7 1 (4.17%) Cloud Specialist
7 1 (4.17%) CRM Specialist
7 1 (4.17%) Email Analyst
7 1 (4.17%) Marketing Specialist
7 1 (4.17%) Software Delivery Manager
7 1 (4.17%) Software Delivery Project Manager
7 1 (4.17%) Web Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (41.67%) J2EE
2 9 (37.50%) .NET
3 4 (16.67%) CSS
3 4 (16.67%) HTML
4 2 (8.33%) ELK Stack
4 2 (8.33%) Google Maps API
4 2 (8.33%) Web Services
4 2 (8.33%) WSDL
4 2 (8.33%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 10 (41.67%) Social Media
2 9 (37.50%) Virtual Team
3 2 (8.33%) Management Information System
3 2 (8.33%) Telematics
4 1 (4.17%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.17%) Windows
1 1 (4.17%) Windows Server
1 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 12 (50.00%) Analytics
2 10 (41.67%) Digital Marketing
2 10 (41.67%) Technical Architecture
3 9 (37.50%) Big Data Analytics
3 9 (37.50%) CRM
3 9 (37.50%) Data Analytics
3 9 (37.50%) Enterprise Architecture
3 9 (37.50%) OO
3 9 (37.50%) Open Source
3 9 (37.50%) SOA
3 9 (37.50%) TOGAF
3 9 (37.50%) Zachman Framework
4 3 (12.50%) E-Commerce
4 3 (12.50%) Scrum
5 2 (8.33%) B2C
5 2 (8.33%) Direct Marketing
5 2 (8.33%) Process Improvement
5 2 (8.33%) Project Management
5 2 (8.33%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 14 (58.33%) Java
2 2 (8.33%) PHP
System Software
1 2 (8.33%) Apache ZooKeeper
1 2 (8.33%) Varnish
1 2 (8.33%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (4.17%) VirtualBox
2 1 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (4.17%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (8.33%) Kibana
1 2 (8.33%) logstash
2 1 (4.17%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 8 (33.33%) Adobe
2 4 (16.67%) IBM
3 3 (12.50%) hybris
4 2 (8.33%) ForgeRock
4 2 (8.33%) Google
5 1 (4.17%) AppSense
5 1 (4.17%) Citrix
5 1 (4.17%) VMware