The table below looks at the statistics for SMS skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SMS over the 3 months to 22 February 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
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Short Message Service (SMS)
UK / England
Rank 523 579 547
Rank change year-on-year
+56 -32
Contract jobs citing SMS 44 32 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.11% 0.067% 0.090%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.70% 0.46% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 8 18
Median daily rate £330 £516 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-36.04% +47.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £259 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £566 £458
UK excluding London median daily rate £310 £516 £325
% change year-on-year
-39.92% +58.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 1
Median hourly rate £12.00 £57.10 £10.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-78.98% +471.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.00 £14.20 £10.00
% change year-on-year
-15.49% +42.00%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Communications & Networking Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
6254 6918 7037
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.95% 14.50% 15.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 3930 4158 3908
Median daily rate £400 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 325 295 421
Median hourly rate £21.00 £27.50 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.63% +15.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.00 £12.76
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £43.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £30.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-28.33% +13.20%

SMS
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England region citing SMS as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

SMS Jobs Demand Trend in England

SMS
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

SMS Daily Rate Trend in England

SMS
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SMS across the England region over the 3 months to 22 February 2017.

SMS Daily Rate Histogram in England

SMS
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

SMS Hourly Rate Trend in England

SMS
Contract Job Locations in 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 England region over the 3 months to 22 February 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
South East +41 25 £185 -21.10% 4
London +19 6 £525 +56.71% 10
East of England - 6 £350 - 2
Yorkshire +15 3 £425 -19.04%
North East - 2 - -
South West +9 1 - -
SMS
UK

SMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 February 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 England region with a requirement for SMS.

1 38 (45.78%) Marketing
2 23 (27.71%) Analytics
3 22 (26.51%) Digital Marketing
3 22 (26.51%) Agile Software Development
4 20 (24.10%) CRM
5 19 (22.89%) Security Cleared
6 17 (20.48%) Legal
7 16 (19.28%) Windows
7 16 (19.28%) .NET
8 15 (18.07%) HTML
8 15 (18.07%) SC Cleared
8 15 (18.07%) Adobe Campaign
9 14 (16.87%) Java
10 13 (15.66%) J2EE
10 13 (15.66%) OO
10 13 (15.66%) SOA
10 13 (15.66%) Adobe
10 13 (15.66%) Open Source
10 13 (15.66%) Social Media
10 13 (15.66%) Big Data
10 13 (15.66%) Technical Architecture
10 13 (15.66%) Enterprise Architecture
10 13 (15.66%) Zachman Framework
10 13 (15.66%) TOGAF
10 13 (15.66%) Software Delivery
10 13 (15.66%) Virtual Team
11 12 (14.46%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 11 (13.25%) Data Analytics
12 11 (13.25%) Big Data Analytics
12 11 (13.25%) Telecoms

SMS
Top Related IT Skills in 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 12 (14.46%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 2 (2.41%) SAS
3 1 (1.20%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (1.20%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 15 (18.07%) Adobe Campaign
2 3 (3.61%) Unica
3 1 (1.20%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 1 (1.20%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (9.64%) Google Analytics
1 8 (9.64%) SmartFocus
2 5 (6.02%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.20%) Amazon ELB
3 1 (1.20%) Amazon S3
3 1 (1.20%) Amazon SQS
3 1 (1.20%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (1.20%) AWS Lambda
3 1 (1.20%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (1.20%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 6 (7.23%) DNS
2 5 (6.02%) DHCP
2 5 (6.02%) Wi-Fi
3 3 (3.61%) 3G
3 3 (3.61%) Diameter Protocol
3 3 (3.61%) LDAP
3 3 (3.61%) SMPP
3 3 (3.61%) SMTP
4 2 (2.41%) Firewall
4 2 (2.41%) FTP
4 2 (2.41%) IMAP
4 2 (2.41%) Wireless
5 1 (1.20%) Internet
5 1 (1.20%) Remote Desktop
5 1 (1.20%) SNMP
5 1 (1.20%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (15.66%) Big Data
2 6 (7.23%) SQL Server
3 3 (3.61%) Data Mining
3 3 (3.61%) SAP Data Services
4 1 (1.20%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 1 (1.20%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.20%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (3.61%) Git (software)
1 3 (3.61%) JSUnit
1 3 (3.61%) NUnit
1 3 (3.61%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 3 (3.61%) Visual Studio
2 2 (2.41%) JIRA
3 1 (1.20%) Dreamweaver
3 1 (1.20%) GitLab
3 1 (1.20%) MSI
General
1 38 (45.78%) Marketing
2 17 (20.48%) Legal
3 11 (13.25%) Telecoms
4 6 (7.23%) Finance
5 4 (4.82%) Advertising
5 4 (4.82%) Automotive
5 4 (4.82%) Manufacturing
5 4 (4.82%) Retail
6 2 (2.41%) Banking
Job Titles
1 18 (21.69%) Architect
2 13 (15.66%) Digital Architect
2 13 (15.66%) Digital Marketing Architect
3 8 (9.64%) Analyst
3 8 (9.64%) Digital Solutions Architect
3 8 (9.64%) IT Architect
3 8 (9.64%) Solutions Architect
4 7 (8.43%) Consultant
4 7 (8.43%) Digital Executive
4 7 (8.43%) Digital Marketing Executive
4 7 (8.43%) Marketing Executive
5 5 (6.02%) 3rd Line Support
5 5 (6.02%) Core Network Architect
5 5 (6.02%) Developer
5 5 (6.02%) Messaging Architect
5 5 (6.02%) Network Architect
6 4 (4.82%) 2nd Line Support
6 4 (4.82%) Campaign Analyst
6 4 (4.82%) Support Engineer
7 3 (3.61%) Product Development Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (19.28%) .NET
2 15 (18.07%) HTML
3 13 (15.66%) J2EE
4 6 (7.23%) XML
5 5 (6.02%) Web Services
6 4 (4.82%) AngularJS
6 4 (4.82%) CSS
7 3 (3.61%) .NET Framework
7 3 (3.61%) ASP.NET
7 3 (3.61%) ASP.NET MVC
7 3 (3.61%) ASP.NET Web API
7 3 (3.61%) Entity Framework
7 3 (3.61%) HTML5
7 3 (3.61%) JSON
7 3 (3.61%) LINQ
7 3 (3.61%) Ninject
7 3 (3.61%) Sass
8 2 (2.41%) CORBA
8 2 (2.41%) SOAP
8 2 (2.41%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 13 (15.66%) Social Media
1 13 (15.66%) Virtual Team
2 8 (9.64%) Data Centre
3 4 (4.82%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (3.61%) Fat Client
4 3 (3.61%) Thin Client
4 3 (3.61%) User Experience
5 2 (2.41%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.41%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 16 (19.28%) Windows
2 6 (7.23%) Windows Server
3 4 (4.82%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (2.41%) Windows 7
4 2 (2.41%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.20%) Android
5 1 (1.20%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.20%) Linux
5 1 (1.20%) Unix
5 1 (1.20%) Windows 2000
5 1 (1.20%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (27.71%) Analytics
2 22 (26.51%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (26.51%) Digital Marketing
3 20 (24.10%) CRM
4 13 (15.66%) Enterprise Architecture
4 13 (15.66%) OO
4 13 (15.66%) Open Source
4 13 (15.66%) SOA
4 13 (15.66%) Software Delivery
4 13 (15.66%) Technical Architecture
4 13 (15.66%) TOGAF
4 13 (15.66%) Zachman Framework
5 11 (13.25%) Big Data Analytics
5 11 (13.25%) Data Analytics
5 11 (13.25%) Workflow
6 10 (12.05%) Software Deployment
7 9 (10.84%) Software Distribution
8 8 (9.64%) Marketing Automation
8 8 (9.64%) Mobile Marketing
8 8 (9.64%) Workflow Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (16.87%) Java
2 10 (12.05%) SQL
3 7 (8.43%) JavaScript
4 4 (4.82%) C#
5 3 (3.61%) T-SQL
6 2 (2.41%) VBA
7 1 (1.20%) Bash Shell
7 1 (1.20%) Delphi
7 1 (1.20%) Korn
7 1 (1.20%) PHP
7 1 (1.20%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.20%) Python
7 1 (1.20%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 19 (22.89%) Security Cleared
2 15 (18.07%) SC Cleared
3 3 (3.61%) Degree
4 1 (1.20%) AWS Certification
4 1 (1.20%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.20%) QA
System Software
1 9 (10.84%) Active Directory
2 5 (6.02%) XenApp
3 4 (4.82%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (1.20%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.20%) XenDesktop
4 1 (1.20%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 10 (12.05%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 10 (12.05%) SCCM
2 2 (2.41%) Tivoli
3 1 (1.20%) AirWatch
3 1 (1.20%) Endace
3 1 (1.20%) Nagios
3 1 (1.20%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.20%) Puppet
3 1 (1.20%) Stealthwatch
3 1 (1.20%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 13 (15.66%) Adobe
2 9 (10.84%) Citrix
2 9 (10.84%) Intel Security
3 8 (9.64%) Google
3 8 (9.64%) Tableau
4 6 (7.23%) HP
5 4 (4.82%) AppSense
5 4 (4.82%) IBM
5 4 (4.82%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
5 4 (4.82%) Salesforce.com
6 3 (3.61%) hybris
6 3 (3.61%) SAP
7 2 (2.41%) Alterian
7 2 (2.41%) Epiphany
7 2 (2.41%) Ericsson
8 1 (1.20%) BT
8 1 (1.20%) Cisco
8 1 (1.20%) Oracle
8 1 (1.20%) Splunk
8 1 (1.20%) VMware
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