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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SMS over the 3 months to 30 October 2014 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
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Short Message Service (SMS)
Rank 137 128 140
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +12
Contract jobs citing SMS 10 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.33% 0.082% 0.10%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.89% 0.52% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 1 1
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£413 £275 £180
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% +52.77%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £280 £300
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £22.50 £12.00
% change year-on-year
- +87.50%
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
530 386 513
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 17.57% 15.92% 17.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 304 156 220
Average daily rate £345 £330 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.54% -8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £190 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+5.29% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 64 50
Average hourly rate £25.00 £21.75 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.94% -33.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.08 £14.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £42.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.13 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+2.77% +7.14%

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
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 30 October 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SMS within the East of England region over the 3 months to 30 October 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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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
Hertfordshire -4 10 £413 - 3
Suffolk - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Essex - - - -
SMS
England

SMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 30 October 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 7 (63.64%) IVR
1 7 (63.64%) Retail
2 5 (45.45%) Migration
2 5 (45.45%) Finance
2 5 (45.45%) PRINCE2
3 3 (27.27%) Project Management
3 3 (27.27%) PCI DSS
4 2 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (18.18%) Oracle Workflow
4 2 (18.18%) Oracle RAC
4 2 (18.18%) High Availability
4 2 (18.18%) HP UCMDB
4 2 (18.18%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 2 (18.18%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (18.18%) SLA
4 2 (18.18%) HP
4 2 (18.18%) BCP
4 2 (18.18%) Workflow
4 2 (18.18%) Service Management
4 2 (18.18%) UNIX
4 2 (18.18%) Windows
4 2 (18.18%) JavaScript
4 2 (18.18%) Oracle
4 2 (18.18%) Crystal Reports
4 2 (18.18%) Web Services
4 2 (18.18%) ITIL
5 1 (9.09%) C
5 1 (9.09%) Java
5 1 (9.09%) ATL
5 1 (9.09%) AIX

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

For the 6 months to 30 October 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (18.18%) Oracle Workflow
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) Bluetooth
1 1 (9.09%) CDMA
1 1 (9.09%) UMTS
1 1 (9.09%) WCDMA
1 1 (9.09%) TCP/IP
1 1 (9.09%) Wireless
1 1 (9.09%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (18.18%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Eclipse
1 1 (9.09%) Git (software)
1 1 (9.09%) GDB
General
1 7 (63.64%) Retail
2 5 (45.45%) Finance
3 1 (9.09%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 7 (63.64%) Project Manager
2 2 (18.18%) Service Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Administrator
3 1 (9.09%) Storage Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (18.18%) Web Services
2 1 (9.09%) ATL
2 1 (9.09%) OpenGL
2 1 (9.09%) Dalvik
Miscellaneous
1 7 (63.64%) IVR
2 1 (9.09%) Mainframe
2 1 (9.09%) IBM Mainframe
2 1 (9.09%) Cryptography
2 1 (9.09%) Smart Meter
2 1 (9.09%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 2 (18.18%) UNIX
1 2 (18.18%) Windows
2 1 (9.09%) AIX
2 1 (9.09%) Linux
2 1 (9.09%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (45.45%) Migration
1 5 (45.45%) PRINCE2
2 3 (27.27%) Project Management
3 2 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (18.18%) High Availability
3 2 (18.18%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (18.18%) BCP
3 2 (18.18%) Workflow
3 2 (18.18%) Service Management
3 2 (18.18%) ITIL
4 1 (9.09%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (9.09%) Validation
4 1 (9.09%) Pair Programming
4 1 (9.09%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 2 (18.18%) JavaScript
2 1 (9.09%) C
2 1 (9.09%) Java
2 1 (9.09%) REXX
2 1 (9.09%) Shell Script
2 1 (9.09%) JCL
Qualifications
1 2 (18.18%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (27.27%) PCI DSS
2 2 (18.18%) SLA
3 1 (9.09%) JTAG
System Software
1 2 (18.18%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 2 (18.18%) HP UCMDB
2 1 (9.09%) Tivoli
2 1 (9.09%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 2 (18.18%) HP
1 2 (18.18%) Oracle
2 1 (9.09%) IBM