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 7 December 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
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Short Message Service (SMS)
Rank 562 557 552
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -5
Contract jobs citing SMS 33 62 75
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.072% 0.12% 0.15%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.48% 0.86% 0.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 15 39
Median daily rate £350 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £314 £220 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £456 £550 £428
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+13.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 0
Median hourly rate £29.00 £100.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-71.00% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £28.38 -
% change year-on-year
+2.20% -
SMS
UK

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
6891 7203 7555
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.94% 14.19% 14.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 4166 4287 4402
Median daily rate £400 £400 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £535 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 370 446 411
Median hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.44% +4.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.23 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.31 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £22.69
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -0.83%

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 7 December 2016.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SMS across the England region over the 3 months to 7 December 2016.

SMS Hourly Rate Histogram 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 7 December 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
East of England +12 9 £350 -
South East +18 6 £456 +142.93% 3
Yorkshire +13 6 £425 -18.34%
London -1 6 £305 -23.75% 7
North East - 6 - - 1
SMS
UK

SMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 7 December 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 England region with a requirement for SMS.

1 60 (57.14%) Marketing
2 33 (31.43%) CRM
3 30 (28.57%) HTML
4 26 (24.76%) Agile Software Development
5 23 (21.90%) SQL
6 22 (20.95%) .NET
6 22 (20.95%) Windows
6 22 (20.95%) Analytics
7 21 (20.00%) Digital Marketing
8 20 (19.05%) JavaScript
8 20 (19.05%) Legal
9 19 (18.10%) Virtual Team
10 18 (17.14%) Java
10 18 (17.14%) SQL Server
10 18 (17.14%) XML
10 18 (17.14%) Project Management
10 18 (17.14%) Adobe Campaign
10 18 (17.14%) Software Delivery
11 17 (16.19%) Security Cleared
12 16 (15.24%) Technical Architecture
12 16 (15.24%) Social Media
12 16 (15.24%) Big Data
12 16 (15.24%) Adobe
12 16 (15.24%) E-Commerce
12 16 (15.24%) J2EE
13 15 (14.29%) SOA
13 15 (14.29%) OO
13 15 (14.29%) Zachman Framework
13 15 (14.29%) TOGAF
13 15 (14.29%) Big Data Analytics

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 14 (13.33%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 2 (1.90%) SAS
3 1 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (0.95%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.95%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (2.86%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 18 (17.14%) Adobe Campaign
2 6 (5.71%) Unica
3 1 (0.95%) Northgate Housing
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.76%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (2.86%) SmartFocus
3 1 (0.95%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 7 (6.67%) DHCP
1 7 (6.67%) DNS
2 4 (3.81%) 3G
2 4 (3.81%) Wi-Fi
3 3 (2.86%) SMTP
3 3 (2.86%) SNMP
4 2 (1.90%) FTP
4 2 (1.90%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (17.14%) SQL Server
2 16 (15.24%) Big Data
3 13 (12.38%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.95%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 9 (8.57%) Dreamweaver
2 7 (6.67%) Visual Studio
3 5 (4.76%) Git (software)
3 5 (4.76%) JSUnit
3 5 (4.76%) NUnit
3 5 (4.76%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 60 (57.14%) Marketing
2 20 (19.05%) Legal
3 12 (11.43%) Retail
4 5 (4.76%) Telecoms
5 4 (3.81%) Advertising
5 4 (3.81%) Banking
5 4 (3.81%) Finance
6 2 (1.90%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.95%) Automotive
7 1 (0.95%) Back Office
7 1 (0.95%) Publishing
7 1 (0.95%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 16 (15.24%) Architect
1 16 (15.24%) Digital Architect
1 16 (15.24%) Digital Marketing Architect
2 12 (11.43%) Digital Solutions Architect
2 12 (11.43%) Solutions Architect
3 11 (10.48%) Analyst
3 11 (10.48%) IT Architect
4 10 (9.52%) Developer
5 9 (8.57%) CRM Specialist
5 9 (8.57%) Project Manager
6 7 (6.67%) .NET Developer
6 7 (6.67%) SQL Developer
7 6 (5.71%) Consultant
7 6 (5.71%) HTML Developer
7 6 (5.71%) Marketing Specialist
8 5 (4.76%) 3rd Line Support
8 5 (4.76%) Agile .NET Developer
8 5 (4.76%) Agile Developer
8 5 (4.76%) Campaign Analyst
9 4 (3.81%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (28.57%) HTML
2 22 (20.95%) .NET
3 18 (17.14%) XML
4 16 (15.24%) J2EE
5 13 (12.38%) Web Services
6 12 (11.43%) CSS
7 8 (7.62%) HTML5
8 5 (4.76%) .NET Framework
8 5 (4.76%) AngularJS
8 5 (4.76%) ASP.NET
8 5 (4.76%) ASP.NET MVC
8 5 (4.76%) ASP.NET Web API
8 5 (4.76%) Entity Framework
8 5 (4.76%) JSON
8 5 (4.76%) LINQ
8 5 (4.76%) Ninject
8 5 (4.76%) Sass
9 3 (2.86%) Flash
10 2 (1.90%) WCF
10 2 (1.90%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 19 (18.10%) Virtual Team
2 16 (15.24%) Social Media
3 10 (9.52%) Data Centre
4 6 (5.71%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (3.81%) Fat Client
5 4 (3.81%) Thin Client
6 3 (2.86%) User Experience
7 2 (1.90%) Smartphone
8 1 (0.95%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.95%) Copywriting
8 1 (0.95%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 22 (20.95%) Windows
2 5 (4.76%) Windows Server
3 4 (3.81%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (2.86%) Windows 7
4 3 (2.86%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.95%) Android
5 1 (0.95%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.95%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (31.43%) CRM
2 26 (24.76%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (20.95%) Analytics
4 21 (20.00%) Digital Marketing
5 18 (17.14%) Project Management
5 18 (17.14%) Software Delivery
6 16 (15.24%) E-Commerce
6 16 (15.24%) Technical Architecture
7 15 (14.29%) Big Data Analytics
7 15 (14.29%) Data Analytics
7 15 (14.29%) Email Marketing
7 15 (14.29%) Enterprise Architecture
7 15 (14.29%) OO
7 15 (14.29%) Open Source
7 15 (14.29%) SOA
7 15 (14.29%) TOGAF
7 15 (14.29%) Zachman Framework
8 13 (12.38%) Data Architecture
9 10 (9.52%) Release Management
9 10 (9.52%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 23 (21.90%) SQL
2 20 (19.05%) JavaScript
3 18 (17.14%) Java
4 13 (12.38%) T-SQL
5 7 (6.67%) C#
6 2 (1.90%) PL/SQL
6 2 (1.90%) VBA
7 1 (0.95%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 17 (16.19%) Security Cleared
2 14 (13.33%) SC Cleared
3 8 (7.62%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.67%) QA
2 1 (0.95%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (11.43%) Active Directory
2 6 (5.71%) XenApp
3 5 (4.76%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (1.90%) XenDesktop
4 2 (1.90%) XenServer
5 1 (0.95%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.95%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 13 (12.38%) SCCM
2 10 (9.52%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 3 (2.86%) Endace
3 3 (2.86%) Nagios
4 2 (1.90%) Tivoli
4 2 (1.90%) ZENworks
5 1 (0.95%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 16 (15.24%) Adobe
2 14 (13.33%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
3 13 (12.38%) Salesforce.com
4 12 (11.43%) IBM
5 11 (10.48%) Citrix
6 10 (9.52%) Intel Security
7 9 (8.57%) HP
8 4 (3.81%) AppSense
9 3 (2.86%) Cisco
9 3 (2.86%) hybris
9 3 (2.86%) Splunk
10 2 (1.90%) Alterian
10 2 (1.90%) Epiphany
10 2 (1.90%) Ericsson
10 2 (1.90%) Oracle
10 2 (1.90%) VMware
11 1 (0.95%) BT
11 1 (0.95%) Facebook
11 1 (0.95%) MobileIron
11 1 (0.95%) Northgate
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