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 26 May 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
26 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Short Message Service (SMS)
Rank 567 548 510
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -38
Contract jobs citing SMS 54 64 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.11% 0.13% 0.14%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.70% 0.86% 1.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 23 38
Median daily rate £280 £325 £285
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.84% +14.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £176 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £490 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £280 £338 £285
% change year-on-year
-17.03% +18.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 5
Median hourly rate - £31.30 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +39.11%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £31.30 £24.50
% change year-on-year
- +27.75%
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
7705 7415 6403
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 15.62% 15.04% 13.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 4743 4198 3532
Median daily rate £400 £350 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £505 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 319 425 365
Median hourly rate £26.00 £25.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% +31.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £44.62 £40.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £26.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+11.53% +40.54%

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 26 May 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
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 26 May 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
North East - 19 £265 -
South East -11 18 £400 +58.41% 1
London -7 10 £313 +60.25% 5
East of England +10 4 £400 -
North West -24 2 £225 -16.66% 7
SMS
UK

SMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 26 (31.71%) Windows
2 25 (30.49%) Marketing
3 21 (25.61%) Software Delivery
3 21 (25.61%) Active Directory
4 20 (24.39%) DHCP
4 20 (24.39%) DNS
4 20 (24.39%) Security Cleared
5 19 (23.17%) XenApp
5 19 (23.17%) SCCM
5 19 (23.17%) Citrix
6 18 (21.95%) CRM
7 17 (20.73%) SC Cleared
8 16 (19.51%) AppSense
9 15 (18.29%) VMware
9 15 (18.29%) 3G
10 14 (17.07%) Microsoft App-V
10 14 (17.07%) Google
11 13 (15.85%) Data Centre
12 11 (13.41%) Windows Server
13 10 (12.20%) Agile Software Development
13 10 (12.20%) Telecoms
13 10 (12.20%) Analytics
14 9 (10.98%) Campaign Management
14 9 (10.98%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
14 9 (10.98%) Fat Client
14 9 (10.98%) Windows 7
14 9 (10.98%) Windows Server 2008
14 9 (10.98%) Hyper-V
14 9 (10.98%) Wi-Fi
14 9 (10.98%) Project Management

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 8 (9.76%) Skype for Business
2 7 (8.54%) Exchange Server 2010
2 7 (8.54%) MS Exchange
3 5 (6.10%) Node.js
4 4 (4.88%) CMS
5 2 (2.44%) Apache
5 2 (2.44%) Drupal
5 2 (2.44%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (2.44%) Mule
5 2 (2.44%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 4 (4.88%) Payment Gateway
1 4 (4.88%) Unica
2 2 (2.44%) Oracle AML
3 1 (1.22%) Adobe Campaign
3 1 (1.22%) Eloqua
3 1 (1.22%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (9.76%) Google Analytics
2 1 (1.22%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 20 (24.39%) DHCP
1 20 (24.39%) DNS
2 15 (18.29%) 3G
3 9 (10.98%) Wi-Fi
4 6 (7.32%) Remote Desktop
4 6 (7.32%) Value-Added Service
5 5 (6.10%) 4G
6 4 (4.88%) CTI
7 3 (3.66%) HTTP
7 3 (3.66%) LTE
7 3 (3.66%) SAN
8 2 (2.44%) Broadband
8 2 (2.44%) Firewall
8 2 (2.44%) NAS
8 2 (2.44%) Wireless
9 1 (1.22%) 2.5G
9 1 (1.22%) 2G
9 1 (1.22%) IPsec
9 1 (1.22%) LAN
9 1 (1.22%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (8.54%) MongoDB
2 4 (4.88%) SAP Data Services
3 3 (3.66%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (2.44%) MariaDB
5 1 (1.22%) DB2
5 1 (1.22%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (1.22%) Bugzilla
1 1 (1.22%) FindBugs
1 1 (1.22%) JIRA
1 1 (1.22%) Sonatype Nexus
1 1 (1.22%) Vagrant
General
1 25 (30.49%) Marketing
2 10 (12.20%) Telecoms
3 8 (9.76%) Finance
4 5 (6.10%) Retail
5 2 (2.44%) Automotive
5 2 (2.44%) Banking
6 1 (1.22%) German Language
Job Titles
1 11 (13.41%) Project Manager
2 9 (10.98%) Desktop Support
3 5 (6.10%) 2nd Line Support
3 5 (6.10%) 3rd Line Support
3 5 (6.10%) Analyst
3 5 (6.10%) Architect
3 5 (6.10%) Campaign Manager
3 5 (6.10%) Consultant
3 5 (6.10%) Designer
4 4 (4.88%) Senior Designer
4 4 (4.88%) Support Engineer
5 3 (3.66%) Business Analyst
5 3 (3.66%) Cloud Consultant
5 3 (3.66%) CRM Consultant
5 3 (3.66%) CRM Manager
5 3 (3.66%) Desktop Engineer
5 3 (3.66%) Lead Architect
5 3 (3.66%) Operations Manager
5 3 (3.66%) SAP Consultant
5 3 (3.66%) SAP CRM Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (8.54%) CSS
2 5 (6.10%) Meteor
2 5 (6.10%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 4 (4.88%) SAML
4 2 (2.44%) ELK Stack
4 2 (2.44%) Google Maps API
4 2 (2.44%) HTML
4 2 (2.44%) Web Services
4 2 (2.44%) WSDL
4 2 (2.44%) XSD
5 1 (1.22%) .NET
5 1 (1.22%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (15.85%) Data Centre
2 9 (10.98%) Fat Client
2 9 (10.98%) Thin Client
3 7 (8.54%) Copywriting
4 6 (7.32%) Computer Science
5 5 (6.10%) Management Information System
6 4 (4.88%) Fintech
7 3 (3.66%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (2.44%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (2.44%) Smartphone
8 2 (2.44%) Telematics
8 2 (2.44%) User Experience
9 1 (1.22%) IVR
9 1 (1.22%) Mainframe
9 1 (1.22%) Over-the-Top Content
9 1 (1.22%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 26 (31.71%) Windows
2 11 (13.41%) Windows Server
3 9 (10.98%) Windows 7
3 9 (10.98%) Windows Server 2003
3 9 (10.98%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (8.54%) Windows XP
5 2 (2.44%) Linux
6 1 (1.22%) Android
6 1 (1.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.22%) Ubuntu
6 1 (1.22%) Unix
6 1 (1.22%) VMS
6 1 (1.22%) Windows 8
6 1 (1.22%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (25.61%) Software Delivery
2 18 (21.95%) CRM
3 10 (12.20%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (12.20%) Analytics
4 9 (10.98%) Campaign Management
4 9 (10.98%) Project Management
5 8 (9.76%) B2C
5 8 (9.76%) Change Management
6 7 (8.54%) Customer Analytics
6 7 (8.54%) Data Protection
6 7 (8.54%) ITIL
7 6 (7.32%) Operational Acceptance Testing
7 6 (7.32%) Scrum
7 6 (7.32%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (6.10%) Migration
8 5 (6.10%) Service Management
8 5 (6.10%) Workflow
9 4 (4.88%) Mentoring
9 4 (4.88%) Software Deployment
10 3 (3.66%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 6 (7.32%) JavaScript
2 5 (6.10%) C
3 4 (4.88%) Shell Script
4 3 (3.66%) Java
4 3 (3.66%) PHP
4 3 (3.66%) SQL
5 1 (1.22%) C#
5 1 (1.22%) C++
5 1 (1.22%) PowerShell
5 1 (1.22%) VB
5 1 (1.22%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 20 (24.39%) Security Cleared
2 17 (20.73%) SC Cleared
3 8 (9.76%) Degree
4 4 (4.88%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (1.22%) CCNA
5 1 (1.22%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.22%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.22%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.22%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.88%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (3.66%) SLA
System Software
1 21 (25.61%) Active Directory
2 19 (23.17%) XenApp
3 14 (17.07%) Microsoft App-V
4 9 (10.98%) Hyper-V
5 8 (9.76%) VMware Infrastructure
6 7 (8.54%) XenDesktop
6 7 (8.54%) XenServer
7 2 (2.44%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 2 (2.44%) Varnish
8 1 (1.22%) RACF
8 1 (1.22%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 19 (23.17%) SCCM
2 4 (4.88%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 2 (2.44%) Kibana
3 2 (2.44%) logstash
4 1 (1.22%) Capistrano
4 1 (1.22%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (1.22%) Tivoli
4 1 (1.22%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 19 (23.17%) Citrix
2 16 (19.51%) AppSense
3 15 (18.29%) VMware
4 14 (17.07%) Google
5 9 (10.98%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
5 9 (10.98%) Salesforce.com
6 6 (7.32%) HP
6 6 (7.32%) ThinPrint
7 5 (6.10%) SAP
8 4 (4.88%) hybris
8 4 (4.88%) Intel Security
9 3 (3.66%) Cisco
9 3 (3.66%) Oracle
10 2 (2.44%) Facebook
10 2 (2.44%) ForgeRock
10 2 (2.44%) IBM
11 1 (1.22%) Adobe
11 1 (1.22%) Avaya
11 1 (1.22%) Dell
11 1 (1.22%) Twitter
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