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 5 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
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Short Message Service (SMS)
Rank 578 543 514
Rank change year-on-year
-35 -29
Contract jobs citing SMS 52 62 85
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.10% 0.12% 0.17%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.67% 0.81% 1.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 20 46
Median daily rate £288 £313 £294
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.00% +6.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £175 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £518 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £280 £325 £282
% change year-on-year
-13.84% +15.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 5
Median hourly rate - £11.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -51.11%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £21.15 £24.50
% change year-on-year
- -13.67%
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
7776 7689 6686
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 15.27% 15.19% 13.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 4810 4248 3596
Median daily rate £395 £350 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.85% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £345 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.24% +4.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 300 425 376
Median hourly rate £26.00 £26.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +30.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.00 £40.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £28.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+16.07% +40.00%

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 5 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 5 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 - 17 £265 -
South East -17 16 £400 +122.22% 3
London +5 12 £313 +71.23% 1
East of England +4 4 £400 -
North West -10 2 £225 -16.66% 3
SMS
UK

SMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 5 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 33 (32.35%) Marketing
2 29 (28.43%) Windows
3 25 (24.51%) CRM
4 23 (22.55%) Active Directory
5 22 (21.57%) DHCP
5 22 (21.57%) DNS
6 21 (20.59%) Citrix
6 21 (20.59%) Security Cleared
6 21 (20.59%) XenApp
7 20 (19.61%) SCCM
7 20 (19.61%) Google
7 20 (19.61%) Software Delivery
8 18 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
8 18 (17.65%) Analytics
8 18 (17.65%) AppSense
9 17 (16.67%) VMware
9 17 (16.67%) SC Cleared
10 16 (15.69%) Microsoft App-V
10 16 (15.69%) Change Management
11 15 (14.71%) Salesforce.com
11 15 (14.71%) B2C
11 15 (14.71%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
12 14 (13.73%) 3G
12 14 (13.73%) Google Analytics
13 13 (12.75%) Copywriting
13 13 (12.75%) Data Protection
13 13 (12.75%) Customer Analytics
13 13 (12.75%) Finance
14 11 (10.78%) Data Centre
14 11 (10.78%) Windows 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 10 (9.80%) Skype for Business
2 9 (8.82%) Exchange Server 2010
2 9 (8.82%) MS Exchange
3 5 (4.90%) Node.js
3 5 (4.90%) Tomcat
4 4 (3.92%) CMS
5 3 (2.94%) nginx
6 2 (1.96%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 2 (1.96%) Apache
6 2 (1.96%) Drupal
6 2 (1.96%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (1.96%) Mule
7 1 (0.98%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
Business Applications
1 4 (3.92%) Payment Gateway
1 4 (3.92%) Unica
2 3 (2.94%) Adobe Campaign
2 3 (2.94%) Oracle AML
3 1 (0.98%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.98%) Dynamics GP
3 1 (0.98%) Eloqua
3 1 (0.98%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 14 (13.73%) Google Analytics
2 1 (0.98%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 22 (21.57%) DHCP
1 22 (21.57%) DNS
2 14 (13.73%) 3G
3 9 (8.82%) Wi-Fi
4 6 (5.88%) Remote Desktop
4 6 (5.88%) Value-Added Service
5 4 (3.92%) 4G
5 4 (3.92%) CTI
6 3 (2.94%) HTTP
6 3 (2.94%) SAN
7 2 (1.96%) Broadband
7 2 (1.96%) Firewall
7 2 (1.96%) LTE
7 2 (1.96%) MVNO
7 2 (1.96%) NAS
7 2 (1.96%) Wireless
8 1 (0.98%) Diameter Protocol
8 1 (0.98%) Intelligent Network
8 1 (0.98%) Radio Access Network
8 1 (0.98%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (9.80%) MongoDB
2 4 (3.92%) SAP Data Services
3 3 (2.94%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (2.94%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (1.96%) Big Data
4 2 (1.96%) MariaDB
5 1 (0.98%) DB2
5 1 (0.98%) MySQL
5 1 (0.98%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.98%) SQL Server
5 1 (0.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (2.94%) Artifactory
1 3 (2.94%) GitLab
1 3 (2.94%) Jenkins
1 3 (2.94%) Maven
2 1 (0.98%) FindBugs
2 1 (0.98%) JIRA
2 1 (0.98%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (0.98%) Vagrant
General
1 33 (32.35%) Marketing
2 13 (12.75%) Finance
3 10 (9.80%) Telecoms
4 6 (5.88%) Retail
5 3 (2.94%) Automotive
6 2 (1.96%) Banking
6 2 (1.96%) Legal
7 1 (0.98%) Billing
7 1 (0.98%) German Language
Job Titles
1 13 (12.75%) Project Manager
2 11 (10.78%) Desktop Support
3 8 (7.84%) Analyst
3 8 (7.84%) Architect
4 7 (6.86%) 2nd Line Support
5 6 (5.88%) Consultant
6 5 (4.90%) 3rd Line Support
6 5 (4.90%) Campaign Manager
6 5 (4.90%) Support Engineer
7 4 (3.92%) Business Analyst
7 4 (3.92%) Designer
7 4 (3.92%) Lead Architect
8 3 (2.94%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 3 (2.94%) Cloud Consultant
8 3 (2.94%) Developer
8 3 (2.94%) Operations Manager
8 3 (2.94%) SAP CRM Consultant
8 3 (2.94%) Senior Analyst
8 3 (2.94%) Senior Business Analyst
8 3 (2.94%) Senior Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (6.86%) CSS
2 5 (4.90%) Meteor
2 5 (4.90%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 4 (3.92%) SAML
4 3 (2.94%) .NET
4 3 (2.94%) Web Services
4 3 (2.94%) XML
5 2 (1.96%) ELK Stack
5 2 (1.96%) Google Maps API
5 2 (1.96%) HTML
5 2 (1.96%) ISPF
5 2 (1.96%) J2EE
5 2 (1.96%) WSDL
5 2 (1.96%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 13 (12.75%) Copywriting
2 11 (10.78%) Data Centre
3 9 (8.82%) Fat Client
3 9 (8.82%) Thin Client
4 6 (5.88%) Computer Science
5 5 (4.90%) Management Information System
6 4 (3.92%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (3.92%) Fintech
7 3 (2.94%) Mainframe
8 2 (1.96%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (1.96%) Social Media
8 2 (1.96%) Telematics
8 2 (1.96%) VSAM
9 1 (0.98%) IVR
9 1 (0.98%) Over-the-Top Content
9 1 (0.98%) Public Cloud
9 1 (0.98%) Smartphone
9 1 (0.98%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 29 (28.43%) Windows
2 11 (10.78%) Windows Server
3 9 (8.82%) Windows 7
3 9 (8.82%) Windows Server 2003
3 9 (8.82%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (6.86%) Windows XP
5 5 (4.90%) Linux
6 4 (3.92%) Unix
7 3 (2.94%) CentOS
7 3 (2.94%) zOS
8 1 (0.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.98%) SUSE
8 1 (0.98%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.98%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (24.51%) CRM
2 20 (19.61%) Software Delivery
3 18 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (17.65%) Analytics
4 16 (15.69%) Change Management
5 15 (14.71%) B2C
6 13 (12.75%) Customer Analytics
6 13 (12.75%) Data Protection
7 10 (9.80%) ITIL
8 9 (8.82%) Campaign Management
8 9 (8.82%) Operational Acceptance Testing
8 9 (8.82%) Project Management
9 6 (5.88%) Scrum
9 6 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
10 5 (4.90%) API Integration
10 5 (4.90%) Digital Marketing
10 5 (4.90%) Migration
10 5 (4.90%) Service Management
10 5 (4.90%) User Stories
10 5 (4.90%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 10 (9.80%) Java
2 6 (5.88%) JavaScript
3 5 (4.90%) C
4 4 (3.92%) Shell Script
4 4 (3.92%) SQL
5 3 (2.94%) PHP
6 1 (0.98%) C#
6 1 (0.98%) C++
6 1 (0.98%) PowerShell
6 1 (0.98%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.98%) VB
6 1 (0.98%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 21 (20.59%) Security Cleared
2 17 (16.67%) SC Cleared
3 9 (8.82%) Degree
4 4 (3.92%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.98%) CCNA
5 1 (0.98%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.98%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.98%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.98%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.94%) Disclosure Scotland
1 3 (2.94%) SLA
System Software
1 23 (22.55%) Active Directory
2 21 (20.59%) XenApp
3 16 (15.69%) Microsoft App-V
4 9 (8.82%) XenDesktop
4 9 (8.82%) XenServer
5 8 (7.84%) VMware Infrastructure
6 7 (6.86%) Hyper-V
7 3 (2.94%) RACF
8 2 (1.96%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 2 (1.96%) Varnish
9 1 (0.98%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 20 (19.61%) SCCM
2 3 (2.94%) Nagios
2 3 (2.94%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 3 (2.94%) Opsview
3 2 (1.96%) Kibana
3 2 (1.96%) logstash
4 1 (0.98%) Capistrano
4 1 (0.98%) Cisco IPCC
4 1 (0.98%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.98%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.98%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 21 (20.59%) Citrix
2 20 (19.61%) Google
3 18 (17.65%) AppSense
4 17 (16.67%) VMware
5 15 (14.71%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
5 15 (14.71%) Salesforce.com
6 6 (5.88%) ThinPrint
7 5 (4.90%) Oracle
7 5 (4.90%) SAP
8 4 (3.92%) HP
8 4 (3.92%) hybris
8 4 (3.92%) IBM
9 3 (2.94%) Adobe
9 3 (2.94%) Intel Security
9 3 (2.94%) Remedy
10 2 (1.96%) Cisco
10 2 (1.96%) Facebook
10 2 (1.96%) ForgeRock
11 1 (0.98%) Huawei
11 1 (0.98%) Twitter