The table below looks at the statistics 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 20 October 2014 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Short Message Service (SMS)
Rank 45 27 42
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +15
Contract jobs citing SMS 5 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 1.06% 2.02% 0.27%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.15% 10.20% 1.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 0
Average daily rate
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£425 £260 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+63.46% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £285 £300
% change year-on-year
+22.80% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £22.50 £12.00
% change year-on-year
- +87.50%
SMS
South West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Gloucestershire region.

Communications & Networking Category
Gloucestershire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
97 49 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 20.59% 19.84% 16.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 20 26
Average daily rate £275 £435 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-36.78% +14.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £250 £286
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £510 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 10 4
Average hourly rate £35.00 £14.75 £17.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+137.28% -16.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £10.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £165.00 £27.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+4.44% -

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
Contract Job Locations in Gloucestershire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SMS within the Gloucestershire region over the 3 months to 20 October 2014. 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
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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
Cirencester - - - -
SMS
South West

SMS
Top 19 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 5 (100.00%) ITIL
1 5 (100.00%) Windows
1 5 (100.00%) Remedy
1 5 (100.00%) Security Cleared
1 5 (100.00%) PowerShell
1 5 (100.00%) SCCM
2 4 (80.00%) MSI
2 4 (80.00%) Publishing
3 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (60.00%) Windows XP
3 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (60.00%) Windows 7
3 3 (60.00%) Windows Vista
3 3 (60.00%) SC Cleared
4 2 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (40.00%) WSUS
4 2 (40.00%) Asset Management
4 2 (40.00%) SLA
4 2 (40.00%) Service Delivery

SMS
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 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.

Development Applications
1 4 (80.00%) MSI
General
1 4 (80.00%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 5 (100.00%) Deployment Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) SCCM Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) Windows
2 3 (60.00%) Windows XP
2 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (60.00%) Windows Vista
2 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (60.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) ITIL
2 2 (40.00%) Service Delivery
2 2 (40.00%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (100.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (60.00%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (40.00%) SLA
Systems Management
1 5 (100.00%) SCCM
2 2 (40.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) Remedy