The first table below looks at the demand for SMS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Glasgow region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SMS over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Glasgow region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Short Message Service (SMS)
Rank 67 76 -
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -
Contract jobs citing SMS 1 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 0.15% 0.22% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.13% 2.74% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 0
Average daily rate £375 £325 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £288 £350 £288
% change year-on-year
-17.85% +21.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.00 £12.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+133.33% -20.00%
Communications & Networking Category
Glasgow
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
47 73 72
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 6.84% 8.07% 9.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 45 23
Average daily rate £350 £338 £281
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% +20.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £194 £122 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £412 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 13
Average hourly rate £17.00 £14.50 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.24% -44.23%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-8.88% -23.72%
SMS
Scotland

SMS
Jobs Demand Trend in Glasgow

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SMS across the Glasgow region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

SMS Jobs Demand Trend in Glasgow

SMS
Daily Rate Trend in Glasgow

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SMS across the Glasgow region.

SMS Daily Rate Trend in Glasgow

SMS
Hourly Rate Trend in Glasgow

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SMS across the Glasgow region.

SMS Hourly Rate Trend in Glasgow

SMS
Top 9 Related IT Skills in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Glasgow 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 2 (100.00%) E-Commerce
1 2 (100.00%) Project Management
1 2 (100.00%) Retail
1 2 (100.00%) Marketing
1 2 (100.00%) PCI DSS
1 2 (100.00%) Social Media
2 1 (50.00%) SaaS
2 1 (50.00%) Service Management
2 1 (50.00%) ITSM

SMS
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Glasgow 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.

Cloud Services
1 1 (50.00%) SaaS
General
1 2 (100.00%) Retail
1 2 (100.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Project Manager
1 2 (100.00%) Digital Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) Social Media
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) E-Commerce
1 2 (100.00%) Project Management
2 1 (50.00%) Service Management
2 1 (50.00%) ITSM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (100.00%) PCI DSS