The table below looks at the statistics for SMS skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SMS over the 3 months to 14 February 2016 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Short Message Service (SMS)
Rank 554 538 513
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -25
Contract jobs citing SMS 37 44 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.078% 0.094% 0.12%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.54% 0.63% 0.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 18 19
Average daily rate £516 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+47.42% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £246 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £566 £458 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £516 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+58.76% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 2
Average hourly rate £100.00 £10.00 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+900.00% -68.25%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.20 £10.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+42.00% -68.25%
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
6821 6982 6122
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.42% 15.00% 13.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 4092 3904 3244
Average daily rate £388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £220 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 302 419 359
Average hourly rate £27.50 £23.75 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.78% +21.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+13.20% +26.19%

SMS
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SMS across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 14 February 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 14 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SMS within the England region over the 3 months to 14 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
London +7 10 £335 -29.47% 12
North West -5 10 - - 4
South East -5 10 £235 -33.00% 6
Yorkshire - 6 £521 - 1
South West - 1 - - 1
SMS
UK

SMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the 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 30 (31.58%) Marketing
2 24 (25.26%) CRM
3 22 (23.16%) Analytics
4 20 (21.05%) Change Management
5 19 (20.00%) B2C
6 18 (18.95%) Salesforce.com
6 18 (18.95%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
7 17 (17.89%) Customer Analytics
7 17 (17.89%) Google Analytics
7 17 (17.89%) Copywriting
7 17 (17.89%) Data Protection
7 17 (17.89%) Google
8 16 (16.84%) Windows
8 16 (16.84%) Finance
9 13 (13.68%) Telecoms
10 10 (10.53%) SCCM
11 9 (9.47%) Security Cleared
11 9 (9.47%) Agile Software Development
11 9 (9.47%) Analytical Skills
12 8 (8.42%) VMware
12 8 (8.42%) Microsoft App-V
12 8 (8.42%) ITIL
12 8 (8.42%) Java
12 8 (8.42%) Remedy
12 8 (8.42%) Active Directory
12 8 (8.42%) Citrix
13 7 (7.37%) DHCP
13 7 (7.37%) DNS
13 7 (7.37%) MS Exchange
13 7 (7.37%) AppSense

SMS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the 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 7 (7.37%) Exchange Server 2010
1 7 (7.37%) MS Exchange
1 7 (7.37%) Skype for Business
2 3 (3.16%) nginx
2 3 (3.16%) Tomcat
3 2 (2.11%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 1 (1.05%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
Applications
1 1 (1.05%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (3.16%) Oracle AML
2 2 (2.11%) Adobe Campaign
2 2 (2.11%) Eloqua
3 1 (1.05%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (1.05%) Dynamics GP
3 1 (1.05%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 17 (17.89%) Google Analytics
2 1 (1.05%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (7.37%) DHCP
1 7 (7.37%) DNS
1 7 (7.37%) Firewall
2 4 (4.21%) 3G
2 4 (4.21%) Broadband
2 4 (4.21%) LTE
2 4 (4.21%) Value-Added Service
3 3 (3.16%) 4G
3 3 (3.16%) Internet
3 3 (3.16%) VoLTE
3 3 (3.16%) Wireless
4 2 (2.11%) Diameter Protocol
4 2 (2.11%) NAS
4 2 (2.11%) SAN
4 2 (2.11%) SIGTRAN
4 2 (2.11%) SS7
5 1 (1.05%) IPX
5 1 (1.05%) MVNO
5 1 (1.05%) Radio Access Network
5 1 (1.05%) TCAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.16%) MongoDB
1 3 (3.16%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (2.11%) Big Data
2 2 (2.11%) DB2
3 1 (1.05%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.05%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.05%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (1.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (3.16%) Artifactory
1 3 (3.16%) GitLab
1 3 (3.16%) Jenkins
1 3 (3.16%) Maven
General
1 30 (31.58%) Marketing
2 16 (16.84%) Finance
3 13 (13.68%) Telecoms
4 4 (4.21%) Automotive
4 4 (4.21%) Retail
5 3 (3.16%) Banking
6 2 (2.11%) Billing
6 2 (2.11%) Legal
7 1 (1.05%) Publishing
7 1 (1.05%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 13 (13.68%) Project Manager
2 12 (12.63%) Analyst
3 9 (9.47%) Architect
4 6 (6.32%) 2nd Line Support
4 6 (6.32%) Operations Engineer
4 6 (6.32%) Security Engineer
5 4 (4.21%) Developer
5 4 (4.21%) Lead Architect
5 4 (4.21%) Solutions Architect
6 3 (3.16%) Applications Support
6 3 (3.16%) Campaign Manager
6 3 (3.16%) Consultant
6 3 (3.16%) Design Engineer
6 3 (3.16%) Financial Analyst
6 3 (3.16%) Marketing Analyst
6 3 (3.16%) Product Analyst
6 3 (3.16%) SCCM Engineer
6 3 (3.16%) Senior Design Engineer
6 3 (3.16%) Service Analyst
6 3 (3.16%) VAS Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.26%) Web Services
2 3 (3.16%) WSDL
2 3 (3.16%) XML
2 3 (3.16%) XSD
3 2 (2.11%) .NET
3 2 (2.11%) ISPF
3 2 (2.11%) J2EE
4 1 (1.05%) CSS
4 1 (1.05%) HTML
4 1 (1.05%) Laravel
4 1 (1.05%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 17 (17.89%) Copywriting
2 9 (9.47%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (6.32%) Handset
4 4 (4.21%) Data Centre
4 4 (4.21%) Management Information System
5 3 (3.16%) Device Driver
5 3 (3.16%) Mainframe
5 3 (3.16%) Telematics
6 2 (2.11%) Credit Risk
6 2 (2.11%) Data Extraction
6 2 (2.11%) Social Media
6 2 (2.11%) VSAM
7 1 (1.05%) Blackberry
7 1 (1.05%) Client/Server
7 1 (1.05%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.05%) Driving Licence
7 1 (1.05%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (1.05%) iPad
7 1 (1.05%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.05%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 16 (16.84%) Windows
2 3 (3.16%) CentOS
2 3 (3.16%) Linux
2 3 (3.16%) Unix
2 3 (3.16%) zOS
3 1 (1.05%) Android
3 1 (1.05%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.05%) SUSE
3 1 (1.05%) VMS
3 1 (1.05%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (25.26%) CRM
2 22 (23.16%) Analytics
3 20 (21.05%) Change Management
4 19 (20.00%) B2C
5 17 (17.89%) Customer Analytics
5 17 (17.89%) Data Protection
6 9 (9.47%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (8.42%) ITIL
8 7 (7.37%) Operational Acceptance Testing
8 7 (7.37%) Stakeholder Management
9 6 (6.32%) Project Management
10 5 (5.26%) API Integration
10 5 (5.26%) Migration
10 5 (5.26%) PRINCE2
10 5 (5.26%) Security Operations
10 5 (5.26%) User Stories
11 4 (4.21%) Process Improvement
11 4 (4.21%) Software Delivery
12 3 (3.16%) Change Control
12 3 (3.16%) Financial Analysis
Programming Languages
1 8 (8.42%) Java
2 4 (4.21%) SQL
3 2 (2.11%) C
3 2 (2.11%) PHP
4 1 (1.05%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.05%) Shell Script
4 1 (1.05%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (9.47%) Security Cleared
2 6 (6.32%) SC Cleared
3 4 (4.21%) Degree
4 3 (3.16%) ACCA
4 3 (3.16%) CIMA
5 1 (1.05%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (1.05%) MBA
5 1 (1.05%) MCITP
5 1 (1.05%) MCP
5 1 (1.05%) MCSE
5 1 (1.05%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.26%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (8.42%) Active Directory
1 8 (8.42%) Microsoft App-V
2 7 (7.37%) XenApp
2 7 (7.37%) XenDesktop
2 7 (7.37%) XenServer
3 3 (3.16%) RACF
4 2 (2.11%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (1.05%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 10 (10.53%) SCCM
2 6 (6.32%) FortiGate
3 3 (3.16%) Nagios
3 3 (3.16%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 3 (3.16%) Opsview
4 2 (2.11%) Tivoli
4 2 (2.11%) Tivoli Monitoring
5 1 (1.05%) Cisco IPCC
5 1 (1.05%) WSUS
Vendors
1 18 (18.95%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
1 18 (18.95%) Salesforce.com
2 17 (17.89%) Google
3 8 (8.42%) Citrix
3 8 (8.42%) Remedy
3 8 (8.42%) VMware
4 7 (7.37%) AppSense
5 6 (6.32%) CheckPoint
5 6 (6.32%) TippingPoint
6 4 (4.21%) IBM
6 4 (4.21%) Oracle
7 3 (3.16%) HP
7 3 (3.16%) Intel Security
8 2 (2.11%) Adobe
8 2 (2.11%) NetSuite
8 2 (2.11%) SAP
9 1 (1.05%) Facebook
9 1 (1.05%) Huawei
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