The first table below looks at the demand for SMS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Gloucestershire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SMS over the 3 months to 22 July 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 Gloucestershire 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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Short Message Service (SMS)
Rank - - 50
Contract jobs citing SMS 0 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire - - 0.22%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - - 1.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £425 £325
% change year-on-year
-29.41% +30.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £26.00 £14.75
% change year-on-year
- +76.27%
Communications & Networking Category
Gloucestershire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
88 33 75
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 20.51% 12.60% 16.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 18 39
Average daily rate £375 £325 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -9.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £130 £319
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £331 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 5
Average hourly rate £37.50 £21.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+78.57% +5.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-20.00% -
SMS
South West

SMS
Jobs Demand Trend in Gloucestershire

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

SMS Jobs Demand Trend in Gloucestershire

SMS
Daily Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

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

SMS Daily Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

SMS
Hourly Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

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

SMS Hourly Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

SMS
Top 8 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Gloucestershire 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 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) DHCP
1 4 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 4 (100.00%) VMware
1 4 (100.00%) SCCM
1 4 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (75.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (25.00%) Windows 7

SMS
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Gloucestershire 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.

Communications & Networking
1 4 (100.00%) DHCP
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Consultant
1 3 (75.00%) SCCM Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) SCCM Specialist
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (25.00%) Windows 7
System Software
1 4 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (75.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (100.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) VMware