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 20 January 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
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Short Message Service (SMS)
UK / England
Rank 522 538 546
Rank change year-on-year
+16 +8
Contract jobs citing SMS 43 57 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.10% 0.12% 0.099%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.69% 0.85% 0.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 10 22
Median daily rate £350 £508 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-31.10% +45.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £269 £303
10% offered a daily rate of more than £456 £566 £448
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £516 £325
% change year-on-year
-32.17% +58.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 1
Median hourly rate £29.00 £73.25 £10.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-60.40% +632.50%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £30.35 £10.00
% change year-on-year
-4.44% +203.50%

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
6265 6678 6888
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 15.11% 14.36% 14.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 3848 3943 3952
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £240 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.68% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 308 345 389
Median hourly rate £26.58 £27.05 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.75% +20.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.90 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-15.00% +25.00%

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 20 January 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
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 20 January 2017.

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 20 January 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 +20 19 £190 - 1
East of England +10 9 £350 - 1
London +6 6 £525 +36.36% 3
North East - 5 - -
Yorkshire +3 3 £425 -18.34% 1
South West +11 1 - -
SMS
UK

SMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 20 January 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 53 (53.00%) Marketing
2 28 (28.00%) HTML
2 28 (28.00%) CRM
3 25 (25.00%) Analytics
4 23 (23.00%) Digital Marketing
5 22 (22.00%) Agile Software Development
6 21 (21.00%) Security Cleared
7 20 (20.00%) Legal
8 19 (19.00%) .NET
9 18 (18.00%) Windows
9 18 (18.00%) Adobe Campaign
10 17 (17.00%) SC Cleared
10 17 (17.00%) Virtual Team
11 16 (16.00%) Adobe
11 16 (16.00%) Java
11 16 (16.00%) SQL
12 15 (15.00%) J2EE
12 15 (15.00%) OO
12 15 (15.00%) SOA
12 15 (15.00%) Zachman Framework
12 15 (15.00%) TOGAF
12 15 (15.00%) Technical Architecture
12 15 (15.00%) Enterprise Architecture
12 15 (15.00%) Software Delivery
12 15 (15.00%) Big Data
12 15 (15.00%) Open Source
12 15 (15.00%) Social Media
13 14 (14.00%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 14 (14.00%) JavaScript
14 13 (13.00%) SQL Server

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 (14.00%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 2 (2.00%) SAS
3 1 (1.00%) Confluence
Applications
1 3 (3.00%) Photoshop
2 1 (1.00%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 18 (18.00%) Adobe Campaign
2 6 (6.00%) Unica
3 1 (1.00%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (7.00%) SmartFocus
2 5 (5.00%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (4.00%) Google Analytics
4 1 (1.00%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 6 (6.00%) DNS
2 5 (5.00%) DHCP
3 4 (4.00%) SMTP
3 4 (4.00%) Wi-Fi
4 3 (3.00%) 3G
4 3 (3.00%) SNMP
5 2 (2.00%) FTP
5 2 (2.00%) Wireless
6 1 (1.00%) Diameter Protocol
6 1 (1.00%) Firewall
6 1 (1.00%) IMAP
6 1 (1.00%) Internet
6 1 (1.00%) LDAP
6 1 (1.00%) Remote Desktop
6 1 (1.00%) SMPP
6 1 (1.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (15.00%) Big Data
2 13 (13.00%) SQL Server
3 9 (9.00%) Data Mining
4 1 (1.00%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 1 (1.00%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.00%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 9 (9.00%) Dreamweaver
2 4 (4.00%) Git (software)
2 4 (4.00%) JSUnit
2 4 (4.00%) NUnit
2 4 (4.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 4 (4.00%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.00%) JIRA
3 1 (1.00%) MSI
General
1 53 (53.00%) Marketing
2 20 (20.00%) Legal
3 11 (11.00%) Retail
4 7 (7.00%) Telecoms
5 6 (6.00%) Finance
6 5 (5.00%) Automotive
7 4 (4.00%) Advertising
7 4 (4.00%) Manufacturing
8 3 (3.00%) Banking
9 1 (1.00%) Publishing
9 1 (1.00%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 17 (17.00%) Architect
2 15 (15.00%) Digital Architect
2 15 (15.00%) Digital Marketing Architect
3 10 (10.00%) Analyst
3 10 (10.00%) Digital Solutions Architect
3 10 (10.00%) IT Architect
3 10 (10.00%) Solutions Architect
4 8 (8.00%) Developer
5 7 (7.00%) Consultant
6 6 (6.00%) Marketing Specialist
7 5 (5.00%) 3rd Line Support
7 5 (5.00%) Campaign Analyst
7 5 (5.00%) CRM Specialist
7 5 (5.00%) Designer
7 5 (5.00%) HTML Developer
7 5 (5.00%) Project Manager
8 4 (4.00%) Agile .NET Developer
8 4 (4.00%) Digital Marketing Executive
8 4 (4.00%) Email Specialist
8 4 (4.00%) Marketing Executive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (28.00%) HTML
2 19 (19.00%) .NET
3 15 (15.00%) J2EE
4 13 (13.00%) XML
5 12 (12.00%) CSS
6 11 (11.00%) Web Services
7 5 (5.00%) AngularJS
7 5 (5.00%) HTML5
8 4 (4.00%) .NET Framework
8 4 (4.00%) ASP.NET
8 4 (4.00%) ASP.NET MVC
8 4 (4.00%) ASP.NET Web API
8 4 (4.00%) Entity Framework
8 4 (4.00%) JSON
8 4 (4.00%) LINQ
8 4 (4.00%) Ninject
8 4 (4.00%) Sass
9 3 (3.00%) Flash
10 2 (2.00%) WSDL
10 2 (2.00%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 17 (17.00%) Virtual Team
2 15 (15.00%) Social Media
3 10 (10.00%) Data Centre
4 4 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (3.00%) Fat Client
5 3 (3.00%) Thin Client
5 3 (3.00%) User Experience
6 2 (2.00%) Management Information System
6 2 (2.00%) Smartphone
6 2 (2.00%) Telematics
7 1 (1.00%) Copywriting
Operating Systems
1 18 (18.00%) Windows
2 6 (6.00%) Windows Server
3 4 (4.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (2.00%) Windows 7
4 2 (2.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.00%) Android
5 1 (1.00%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.00%) Windows 2000
5 1 (1.00%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (28.00%) CRM
2 25 (25.00%) Analytics
3 23 (23.00%) Digital Marketing
4 22 (22.00%) Agile Software Development
5 15 (15.00%) Enterprise Architecture
5 15 (15.00%) OO
5 15 (15.00%) Open Source
5 15 (15.00%) SOA
5 15 (15.00%) Software Delivery
5 15 (15.00%) Technical Architecture
5 15 (15.00%) TOGAF
5 15 (15.00%) Zachman Framework
6 13 (13.00%) Big Data Analytics
6 13 (13.00%) Data Analytics
6 13 (13.00%) Email Marketing
6 13 (13.00%) Project Management
7 12 (12.00%) Software Deployment
8 11 (11.00%) Software Distribution
9 9 (9.00%) Data Architecture
9 9 (9.00%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (16.00%) Java
1 16 (16.00%) SQL
2 14 (14.00%) JavaScript
3 9 (9.00%) T-SQL
4 4 (4.00%) C#
5 2 (2.00%) VBA
6 1 (1.00%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 21 (21.00%) Security Cleared
2 17 (17.00%) SC Cleared
3 6 (6.00%) Degree
4 1 (1.00%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.00%) QA
System Software
1 9 (9.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (5.00%) XenApp
3 4 (4.00%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (1.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.00%) XenDesktop
4 1 (1.00%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 12 (12.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 10 (10.00%) SCCM
3 3 (3.00%) Endace
3 3 (3.00%) Nagios
4 2 (2.00%) Tivoli
5 1 (1.00%) AirWatch
5 1 (1.00%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 16 (16.00%) Adobe
2 12 (12.00%) IBM
3 11 (11.00%) Intel Security
4 10 (10.00%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
4 10 (10.00%) Salesforce.com
5 9 (9.00%) Citrix
6 8 (8.00%) HP
7 4 (4.00%) AppSense
7 4 (4.00%) Google
7 4 (4.00%) Tableau
8 3 (3.00%) Cisco
8 3 (3.00%) Splunk
9 2 (2.00%) Alterian
9 2 (2.00%) Epiphany
9 2 (2.00%) Ericsson
10 1 (1.00%) BT
10 1 (1.00%) MobileIron
10 1 (1.00%) Solace
10 1 (1.00%) VMware
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