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 25 September 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
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Short Message Service (SMS)
Rank 555 593 514
Rank change year-on-year
+38 -79
Contract jobs citing SMS 71 58 92
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.14% 0.11% 0.18%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.94% 0.79% 1.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 24 39
Median daily rate £315 £450 £347
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.00% +29.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £234 £215 £236
10% offered a daily rate of more than £432 £600 £455
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £448 £347
% change year-on-year
-21.78% +28.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 3 0
Median hourly rate £12.50 £27.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-53.70% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.50 £23.50 -
% change year-on-year
-46.80% -
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
7577 7307 7875
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 15.41% 13.86% 14.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 4657 4242 4433
Median daily rate £400 £382 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.71% +1.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £521 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £360 £345
% change year-on-year
+1.38% +4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 371 506 446
Median hourly rate £27.50 £21.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.95% -4.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £46.25 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £21.01 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+33.30% -6.64%

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 25 September 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 25 September 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 25 September 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
London +18 26 £263 -41.66% 5
East of England +29 20 £350 -22.22%
South East +20 16 £238 -38.51% 2
Yorkshire +15 4 - -
South West +7 3 - -
West Midlands -19 2 £775 +29.16%
SMS
UK

SMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 September 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 56 (48.70%) Marketing
2 36 (31.30%) Windows
3 34 (29.57%) CRM
4 31 (26.96%) Software Delivery
5 29 (25.22%) HTML
6 25 (21.74%) Security Cleared
7 24 (20.87%) SC Cleared
8 23 (20.00%) Project Management
9 22 (19.13%) SCCM
10 21 (18.26%) SQL
10 21 (18.26%) Active Directory
10 21 (18.26%) Citrix
11 20 (17.39%) XenApp
12 19 (16.52%) DHCP
12 19 (16.52%) DNS
12 19 (16.52%) Data Centre
13 18 (15.65%) Analytics
13 18 (15.65%) JavaScript
13 18 (15.65%) AppSense
13 18 (15.65%) Agile Software Development
13 18 (15.65%) Email Marketing
14 16 (13.91%) Digital Marketing
14 16 (13.91%) Microsoft App-V
14 16 (13.91%) SQL Server
14 16 (13.91%) XML
14 16 (13.91%) E-Commerce
15 15 (13.04%) Web Services
15 15 (13.04%) VMware
15 15 (13.04%) Degree
15 15 (13.04%) Retail

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 10 (8.70%) Skype for Business
2 9 (7.83%) Exchange Server 2010
2 9 (7.83%) MS Exchange
3 8 (6.96%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 4 (3.48%) CMS
5 2 (1.74%) Apache
5 2 (1.74%) Drupal
5 2 (1.74%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (1.74%) Mule
5 2 (1.74%) SAS
5 2 (1.74%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (2.61%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 13 (11.30%) Adobe Campaign
2 7 (6.09%) Unica
3 1 (0.87%) Eloqua
3 1 (0.87%) Northgate Housing
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.61%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (2.61%) SmartFocus
2 1 (0.87%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 19 (16.52%) DHCP
1 19 (16.52%) DNS
2 12 (10.43%) 3G
3 7 (6.09%) Wi-Fi
4 6 (5.22%) Remote Desktop
5 4 (3.48%) 4G
5 4 (3.48%) LTE
5 4 (3.48%) Value-Added Service
6 3 (2.61%) SMTP
6 3 (2.61%) SNMP
7 2 (1.74%) Broadband
7 2 (1.74%) FTP
7 2 (1.74%) HTTP
7 2 (1.74%) Internet
7 2 (1.74%) MVNO
7 2 (1.74%) VoLTE
7 2 (1.74%) Wireless
8 1 (0.87%) 2G
8 1 (0.87%) Firewall
8 1 (0.87%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (13.91%) SQL Server
2 13 (11.30%) Data Mining
3 10 (8.70%) Big Data
4 2 (1.74%) MariaDB
4 2 (1.74%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.87%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 9 (7.83%) Dreamweaver
2 5 (4.35%) Visual Studio
3 3 (2.61%) Git (software)
3 3 (2.61%) JSUnit
3 3 (2.61%) NUnit
3 3 (2.61%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (0.87%) Bugzilla
4 1 (0.87%) FindBugs
4 1 (0.87%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (0.87%) Vagrant
General
1 56 (48.70%) Marketing
2 15 (13.04%) Retail
3 14 (12.17%) Legal
4 5 (4.35%) Telecoms
5 3 (2.61%) Automotive
6 2 (1.74%) Banking
6 2 (1.74%) Finance
7 1 (0.87%) Back Office
7 1 (0.87%) German Language
7 1 (0.87%) Publishing
7 1 (0.87%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 12 (10.43%) Analyst
1 12 (10.43%) Project Manager
2 11 (9.57%) Architect
3 10 (8.70%) Desktop Support
3 10 (8.70%) Digital Architect
4 9 (7.83%) CRM Specialist
5 8 (6.96%) Digital Solutions Architect
5 8 (6.96%) Solutions Architect
6 7 (6.09%) Developer
6 7 (6.09%) IT Architect
7 6 (5.22%) 3rd Line Support
7 6 (5.22%) Designer
7 6 (5.22%) Marketing Specialist
8 5 (4.35%) .NET Developer
8 5 (4.35%) Campaign Analyst
8 5 (4.35%) Consultant
8 5 (4.35%) SQL Developer
9 4 (3.48%) CRM Analyst
9 4 (3.48%) HTML Developer
9 4 (3.48%) Marketing Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (25.22%) HTML
2 16 (13.91%) XML
3 15 (13.04%) Web Services
4 14 (12.17%) .NET
5 10 (8.70%) CSS
5 10 (8.70%) J2EE
6 6 (5.22%) HTML5
7 3 (2.61%) .NET Framework
7 3 (2.61%) AngularJS
7 3 (2.61%) ASP.NET
7 3 (2.61%) ASP.NET MVC
7 3 (2.61%) ASP.NET Web API
7 3 (2.61%) Entity Framework
7 3 (2.61%) Flash
7 3 (2.61%) JSON
7 3 (2.61%) LINQ
7 3 (2.61%) Ninject
7 3 (2.61%) Sass
8 2 (1.74%) ELK Stack
8 2 (1.74%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 19 (16.52%) Data Centre
2 13 (11.30%) Virtual Team
3 10 (8.70%) Social Media
4 9 (7.83%) Computer Science
5 7 (6.09%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (6.09%) Fat Client
5 7 (6.09%) Thin Client
6 3 (2.61%) Smartphone
7 2 (1.74%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.74%) Telematics
8 1 (0.87%) Copywriting
8 1 (0.87%) Data Integration
8 1 (0.87%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.87%) Handset
8 1 (0.87%) IVR
8 1 (0.87%) Over-the-Top Content
8 1 (0.87%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 36 (31.30%) Windows
2 8 (6.96%) Windows 7
2 8 (6.96%) Windows Server
2 8 (6.96%) Windows Server 2003
2 8 (6.96%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (4.35%) Windows XP
4 1 (0.87%) Android
4 1 (0.87%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (29.57%) CRM
2 31 (26.96%) Software Delivery
3 23 (20.00%) Project Management
4 18 (15.65%) Agile Software Development
4 18 (15.65%) Analytics
4 18 (15.65%) Email Marketing
5 16 (13.91%) Digital Marketing
5 16 (13.91%) E-Commerce
6 13 (11.30%) Data Architecture
6 13 (11.30%) Release Management
6 13 (11.30%) Software Deployment
7 12 (10.43%) Software Distribution
8 10 (8.70%) ITIL
8 10 (8.70%) Technical Architecture
9 9 (7.83%) Enterprise Architecture
9 9 (7.83%) OO
9 9 (7.83%) Open Source
9 9 (7.83%) SOA
9 9 (7.83%) TOGAF
9 9 (7.83%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 21 (18.26%) SQL
2 18 (15.65%) JavaScript
3 14 (12.17%) Java
4 13 (11.30%) T-SQL
5 5 (4.35%) C#
6 2 (1.74%) PHP
6 2 (1.74%) PL/SQL
6 2 (1.74%) VBA
7 1 (0.87%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 25 (21.74%) Security Cleared
2 24 (20.87%) SC Cleared
3 15 (13.04%) Degree
4 3 (2.61%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.87%) CCNA
5 1 (0.87%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.09%) QA
2 3 (2.61%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (2.61%) SLA
System Software
1 21 (18.26%) Active Directory
2 20 (17.39%) XenApp
3 16 (13.91%) Microsoft App-V
4 10 (8.70%) Hyper-V
5 9 (7.83%) XenDesktop
5 9 (7.83%) XenServer
6 6 (5.22%) VMware Infrastructure
7 2 (1.74%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 2 (1.74%) Varnish
7 2 (1.74%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.87%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 22 (19.13%) SCCM
2 13 (11.30%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 3 (2.61%) Endace
3 3 (2.61%) Nagios
4 2 (1.74%) Kibana
4 2 (1.74%) logstash
5 1 (0.87%) Capistrano
5 1 (0.87%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 21 (18.26%) Citrix
2 18 (15.65%) AppSense
3 15 (13.04%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
3 15 (13.04%) VMware
4 14 (12.17%) Salesforce.com
5 13 (11.30%) HP
5 13 (11.30%) IBM
5 13 (11.30%) Intel Security
6 11 (9.57%) Adobe
7 6 (5.22%) Cisco
8 5 (4.35%) ThinPrint
9 3 (2.61%) hybris
9 3 (2.61%) Oracle
9 3 (2.61%) Splunk
10 2 (1.74%) Alterian
10 2 (1.74%) Epiphany
10 2 (1.74%) Ericsson
10 2 (1.74%) Facebook
10 2 (1.74%) ForgeRock
10 2 (1.74%) Google